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Ladies' ���������.���������Coats,  Sizes,  tc  36  38  We-have several Ladies' Coats, in  Dark Grey and Fawn'. ' Sizes 36, 38 and  40.    You can buy a-  $15 Coat for $7 50  .     $12 50 Coat for $6 25  $^9 75 Coat for 85-25,  LADY OF LYONS  A SUCCESS  i?**-*'  :.  Slater Sloes  *?.  1  FOR MEN���������The " acme.  *--(*-**' "  **     l-~- 1 .-!.-     tl  of -Shoe- Perfection. iWe  .     "*'     - - .   - * "���������-/--  'are headquarters - for ^the'  Slater Shoe in theIhe'rior, ������  and for comfort.economy  and general 'satisfaction,  buy the Slater..--   ���������   ~     .  For Men  i  mm  Wc have, the ������J" &' T.  Bell and' Keefer���������the niost-  . up-to-date -.and, perfec.t fit-,  ting Shoe 1 made.. They are"  in great demand���������the queen  J>1 Fine Shoes_f6r_Ladies~  If you are desirous of  getting a pair we would ask  you to come and  See Onr Window on Mackenzie A v.  Id Our Grocery  Our collection of Staple  and Fancy Groceries cannot be surpassed in the  Province.    The continuous  selling we have here insures  everything being fresh. If  you are not one of our customers for Groceries send  us word and we will call.  (. B. DUNE & (0���������  Excellently Put On Last Friday  By  the   Amateur    Dramatic  Society���������Good  Music  and  a  Bumper House.  On Friday night last playgoers of  Revelstoke were presented (under  Lhe auspices of the Woodmen of tlie  World) with a charming performance  of the " Lndy of Lyons " hy the local  Amateur Dramatic, Society. For  those who were not fortunate enough  to he present, a synopsis of the play  may not come amiss.  Beausennt (Mr. W. A. Henry),  Glnvis (Mr. W. A. Chambers), two  vainglorious admirers of the proud  Pauline Deschnpelles (Mis. T. H.  Dunne), upon being refused by the  .latter for their lack of titles, resolve to  be avenged, to which end they induce  Claude Melnotte (Mr. J.W. Chilton), a  poor peasant lad, who is enamored of  Pauline, much to her disgust, to,impersonate an Italian prince, at the  same time furnishing him with the  '���������needful." They thus succeed in  mairying Pauline to Melnotte. On  the day following Pauline discovers  the plot, and upon arriving at the  humble cottage of Widow Melnotte  with her husband, creates a, scene  whereupon Melnotte decides, and unknown to her, writes his agreement to  divorce.  ���������  Wliile Pauline is busy crying and  bemoaning the loss of ber social position and incidentally of her husband  whom she finds she has now learnt to  love, Melnotte goes away and enli-sts  in the. army.     Her  father's estates  heing jeopardized then, almost forces  Pauline to marry her old suitor Beauseant,-and she is   about to" sign the  documents, when enter Claude Melnotte, now a full  grown officer, and  Colonel Damas (Mr. W. __*. Lawrence).  Follow recognition,' reconciliation and  a renewal jot ~ the^ original' marriage  contract with" her long"lost  Clairae*.  * Mr. J.*~W:tGhiltoii*8> rinipersonati6n*  bf Claude Melnotte, was. realistic and  'rather savouring of the"professional  than.' the  amateur;', undoubtedly he  was the right mau in the right, place.  Mrs.'Dunne', as Pauline, had a difficult  part," full   of   trying  situations,  the  rendering  of .which    reflects    great  credit, and   indicates careful   study.  The emotional scenes in   the last two  acts were creditably rendered.  Mrs. W. M. Lawrence, as* Mdihe.  Deschapalles, i with her occasional  petulant outbursts, gave us a very  life like performance, her clear, penetrating voice enhancing her acting of  the pait.      J  As the two rejected and revengeful  suitors, Messrs. W. A. Henry and *W.  Chanibers left nothing to be desired  in.their respective ides, They aptly  illusttated the old adage that '"two  heads are better than one" and contributed in ho slight measure to thc  success of the play.  , But, what shall,.we say of . the  bluff, good natured, shrewd old  Colonel Damas, in his new capacity ?  One forgot at times that Mr. W. M.  Eawrence'was not the "man" he' represented. His duel* scene, too, with  Claude Melnotte was quite nu fait.  Pere Deschnpelles' (Mr. D. M. Rae)  inactive interest in family matters  was very interesting, not .to say instructive to fathers in general.  As to the Landlord of the Golden  Lion (Mr. W. A. Sturdy), v Captains  Gervais and Dupont, (Messrs. T.  Hudson and J. Donald), Major Des-  moulins (Mr. J. Pringle), the Notary  (Dr.-Morrison) and servant (Mr. A.  Crosby), what thoy did they did well,  the pity of it being tbat they had such  limited scope in their parts. The  same also applies to the respective  roles of Widow Melnotte (Miss E.  Hobbs) Janet (Miss Berger) an d Marian  (Miss N. Dunne.  The orchestra, consisting of Misses  Shook and Spurling,'. Messrs. Doyle,  Sawyer and Edwards was well composed and the music tbey furnished  gave a finish to what may justly be  termed the best entertainment, yet  given by the Dramatic Society.  The fine scenery (painted by Mr. T.  H. Dunne), the pretty and expensive  costumes, the work of Mrs. Dunne,  the hard, conscientious work_of the  company in general, well merited the  presence and applause of the large  audience which attended.  The dance wh ich followed, opened  with the grand march, under personal  direction of Prof. Chase and was  unanimously voted a success, the  grand march itself being something  besides a mere dance.  We congratulate the W. O. W. and  are anxiously looking forward to  another suck treat.  Columbian Ladies' Trio.  The lovers of? high class etitertiiin-  inenfc  in   Revelstoke   should   reserve  Monday night, March Oth, to hear the  "Columbian Ladles' Trio."    The choir  of the Methodist church  hns given a  heavy guarantee to secure these celebrated  and   popular entertainers for  Revelstoke.       The    trio   consists   of  Emma H. Dnwdy, contralto, Mei issa  M. Thompson,   dramatic   reader  and  impersonator,-and  Blanche Deering.  concert pianist.and   violinist.     Miss  Dawdy is a.sihgei   that   all  should  hear, ns the Boston Herald says: "Miss  Dnwdy has a beautiful contralto, rich,  warm, and sympathetic."   When Miss  Thompson appealed hefore the Peoria  Chautaugua Assembly, says the Herald Transcript',. "She took the audience  by storm and_ it was   with   difficulty  that   the  applauding   was   stopped;"  while   the   Indianapolis   Times' says,  "The   difficult^ ptogratii,-given   last  night by MisVjBIanehe Deering was a  revelation     to*\ the    large   audience  piesent."        '"\  ARROWHEAD'S  FATAL FIRE  Marconi Wireless Telegraphy  -       -A' -,  On Monday, *vTuesday, and Wednes  day of this week, befoie appreciative  audiences, Mr,"|toliinsoii representing  the Marconi 'Wireless Telegraph Co.  of Canada, gave interesting lectures  demonstratirig"the modus operandi of  the above system - and selling stock.  According'to Mr. Robinson it is proposed to establish stations throughout  Canada and British Columbia for the  purpose of doing business upon similar  lines to those.of other telegraph companies. Following'a short sketch of  Marconi's lifei'the construction of the  instiuments was> explained concisely,  as well as the 'advantages of 'such a  system of telegraphy over land and  sea as computed, with any other  method of communication; also messages were despatched from an adjoining 100m and' received in the hall.  After the lectures were concluded the  stock was offered for sale at $5 per  share, the number of shares per capita  being limited to 200.  Judgingsfrqrii the number of buyers  the stock Nappeared to be in great  demand.      \    ",-' "   -  ONTARIO'S   te  Mr. fcossr- Resigned- Tuesday���������  Mr. Whitney "Has Formed  His New Cabinet for the Next  Session, of Parliament.  Toronto, Feb. -8.���������Premier Ross  has placed liis resignation in the hands  of the Lieutenant-Governor at 1:30  o'clock yesterday afternoon.      .    , ,._  Mr. Whitney was summoned to  Government House- at 6:30 and was  commissioned hy the Lieutenant-  Governor to form the Cabinet. When  he returned, Mr. Whitney announced  that, although he had submitted the  list of names to the Governor, of the  Cabinet, he could not make it public  until the gentlemen included in it had  all reached Toi-onto nnd he had consulted with them.  Germany Roars at England  .' London, Feb. 8.���������The speech of  Arthur Hamilton Cecil, civil lord of  the admiralty, at East'Leigh, Hampshire, Feb. 2,-has created such a storm  in Germany that government organs  here this morning are busily endeavoring to editorialize it away. Mr.  Cecil in communication to the Standard makes n similar effort by declaring that' he was ih'correctly reported,  and giving what he calls a correct  version, which is so different from the  original report as to do infinite credit  to the ingeuuity of English newspaper  reporter's. According to the':Stand-  ard's Berlin dispatches,Unle'ss'Foreigh  Minister Lansdowne promptly repudiates responsibility for Mr. Cecil's  alleged utterance, the government will  make a formal complaint.  Bogus Cheque and Chequemate  On Saturday last it appears that an  ambitious young man whose exchequer was temporarily reduced, resorted  to the method known as forgery in  order to become rich. His first move  was to, obtain some Imperial Bank  blank cheques, his next step led him  to write the sums he wished for, then  the judicious use of a stamp and a  signature or so concluded the preparations. From all accounts he managed  to elicit the confidence of: one or two.  but nemesis overtook him in the shape  of Mr. Lawson of Messrs. Hume & Co.,  who was not taking any. In a short  time the fresh air pf the outside world  was but a thing of' the past to him  ahd as he sat in his cell lie speculated  along the lines of the poet who averred  that "stone walls do? not* a 'prison  make, nor iron bars a cage." Being  naturally of an enquiring ��������� turn of  mind ho started'to'compare the relative strength of his wooden temporary  abode, his success wiib complete. He  is now roaming the world again at hia  own sweet will, hot lost perhaps, but  "gone before"���������-trial,  Mr. Robert Taggart Burned to  Death and Mr. W. R. Beatty  Dies on Wednesday From His  Injuries.  Tho death of two gentlemen well  known here and the destruction by  fire of somo valuable property is the  I sad outcome of Tuesday morning's  blaze at the Arrowhead Lumber Co.'s  mill at Arrowhead. Mr. Robt. Taggart, one of the oldest employees of  the company was burned to death in  the fire at the time, while the manager of the company, Mr. W. R.  Beatty, died just' twenty four hours  afterwards from the terrible effects of  tho burns received while trying to  make his escape from the burning  building.  It is not known exactly how theflre,  which originated in the company's  bunk house, started, but it is thought  that a couple of dogs that were in the  building upset a lamp on thc table in  the dining room about one o'clock in  the morning while the watchman was  in another part of the building. At  the time the fire started there were  five meu sleeping in rooms in the  building and as soon as the watchman  discovered the Maze hc spread the  alarm and awakened the occupants of  the looms.  Mr. Taggart no doubt lost his life  through his efforts in  trying to save  others.   His   loom  mato  he grabbed  and   threw     through    the    window  to     safety,     and       then      opening  the door.in the hall, with the apparent  intention of going through  to see if  the   others   had   escaped  the    blaze,  <* Inch had gained  headway  and was  roaring  through  the hall,  it caught  him full in  the face/and forced him  back.     He was  seen "attempting* to.  get   . through,  the   window   out*;" of  which a moment hefore he had thrjown".  his room mate,_ but  just _as  he ;was^  reachingtfor the frame^the floor gavet  way.and he waskurledhito-the/roaE^  ing furnace below with tthe_.,words 'T  am done for"'coming from, his .lips.  On the lower floor Mr.   Beatty,rand  Mr. A.  Edgar had   rooms adjoining.  The latter was 'the first  to awaken.  He  immediately '. rushed-^into" " Mr,���������  Beatty's room where he'was sleeping  and shouted  to  him   to   get   up and  make bis escape with him through tbe  rear   room   of  the building.     After  Mr. Edgar had got out he found that.  Mr. Beatty had not followed.   Going  back again into the building he. found  him  and   tried   to   persuade   him  to  follotv him out and escape, but Beatty  thought hc could escape hy going out  on to the terandiih and  made a tush  through   the   flames.     He succeeded*  in icaching the verandah, and jumped  to gioimd some 10 feet  below,   badly  burned about the head, face, shoulders  and hands.   At   two   o'clock   in the  morning a special train was sent down  to   Arrowhead with   Dr. Sutherland  on board, who attended to the injuries  .of "Mr. Beatty," and returned   to the  city   about 7 a. m.  with   him,    and  he was then conveyed to tho hospital.  Every thing-possible- was���������done-,- to  alleviate his sufferings, but the shock  and injuries received proved fatal and  the sad news of his death was given  out at about  one   o'clock yesterday  morning.     During the progress of the  fire at Arrowhead the citizens turned  out in full force and worked arduously  in trying to subdue the  flames hefore  thoy had a chance  to   spread   to tl ���������  piles of lumber and the mill building  proper which were dangerously close  by*  Under the direction of Mr. James,  Ludgate of the Big Bend Lumber Co.  a bucket brigade was formed from  the lake to the vicinity of the fire, and  for threo hours the wator buckets  went back and forth without a moment's loss of time, and by this heroic  work the loss was confined to the one  building and one pile of lumber. In  the bucket line were three young  ladies, the Misses Kennedy ond Miss  Lepage, who remained with the brigade and handled the buckets from  the start to the finish with as much  courage and vigor as tho men, and  who are receiving the congratulations  today of their fellow citizens for their  pluck and courage.  R. L. Borden is in His Seat  Ottawa, Ont., Feb. S.���������Once again  R. L. Borden is a member of the  commons and in his plnce at the head  of the Conservative party. He was  elected Saturday by acclamation to  represent the historic county of Carlton. Saturday night a writ of election  with the necessary endorsatibn wns  handed the clerk of the crown in  chancery, so Mr. Borden took his seat  Tuesday.  At Richmond, Carlton county, on  Saturday, after the nomination, Mr.  Borden addressed a large and enthusiastic gatheiing. Hc spoke of the  great honor he would have in lepre-  senting Carlton, and referred in generous terms to Mr. Kidd's unselfish  action. He alluded to his own defeat  in Halifax, which he attributed to  over-confidence on the part of Conservatives, combined with neglect in  looking after the voters' list's. Once  more he emphasized the policy of the  Conservative party as' set forth last  session :  (a) The appropriation of public  moneys according to public needs, and  not according to patty exigencies.  (b) Thorough control of public expenditures through the auditor-  general.  (c) Appointments to public office to  be based on capacity and personal  character and'not merely for party-  services.  (d) Amendments to the election laws  and punishment of all offenders. i  (e) Protection to agriculture, manufacturers and .other industries that  would enable our people to have the  full benefit of the home markets.  (f) Establishment of a system of  mutual trade prefeiences within the  Empire.  . (g) "A thorough and comprehensive  transportation policy based upon an  intelligent study and comprehension  of the needs of the country, and so designed as to carry out that, what the  people pay for, they shall, also own.;  and that great franchises drafted in  perpetuity shall inuie to the benefit'of  the whole people and not to a halt  dozen men handed 'together -in the  foi;m of a corporation.  *".*. He referred to the recent great victory in Qntarjo.as encouj-ageinent, to  /CoysewatLves,thfoughqub-the Domin-  ionflaiJaj5i^eiVtfec/MTt^to^'__i_s.'lut-  taL*sKtoC6m__ean-*-������k**cing .Canada well  LUMBERMEN'S  HALF-LOAF  Laurier Government Tenders  Sincere Sympathy and Holds  Out Promises of Imposition of  Duty at Some Indefinite Date.  Ottawa, Fed., 8.���������The delegates of  the British Columbia interests had a  session with Sir Wilfred Laurier and  other ministers today when the question of a $2 duty on lumber was discussed. Sir Wilfred recalled that it  was promised during the recent Dominion campaign that the tariff would  be revised, but said that a revision  would not be undertaken till the  return of the Finance Minister; Then  the request of the 'British Columbia  lumbermen would be given careful  consideration. Sir Wilfred raised the  hopes of the delegates by admitting  that it was hardly fair to them that  they should be compelled to pay duty  on their machinery and not be- protected by a tariff ou lumber.  The statement of the Premier tbat  the question of tariff revision 'will be  taken up when Hon. Mr. Fielding returns, merely means that the'Finance  Minister wifl announce' that a .commission will be appointed during the  lecess to look into the matter. There  will be no tariff revision this session,  and consequently,no changes of any  consequence. The British Columbia  lumbermen will-have to wait until  next session for relief.     ,  Tragic Fatality  '-'and  ;* "Successful Operation  T 'A^repprt came clown froniV^Ir. J. O.  Bindley, the foreman of tbeuMarshall-  Shclliug.propei'ties' on ."French Creek  to Mr: E. A. Bradley,"the B. C. .manager of the Company.-that the original  deep channel', on-the" French Creek  placer leases had been tapped and gold  in'paying quantities struck some of  thp ground running 'now ns high as  $18 00 per yard. Tbe indications are  that' this "property will shortly be  added to the dividend paying mines of  the'provinces and the first dividend  .payer in the Big Bend.  Once again it is.the unpleasant duty  of "the Herald to chronicle the death,  by accident, 'of two. citizens of this  district, namely, Mr. W. R. Beatty,  manager of. the Arrowhead Lumber  Co., and Mr. Robert Taggart, one of  the company's trusted employees. In  another column particulars, of the  tragic event are given.. In, the death  of JVlr. Beatty this district has suffered  an irreparable loss. The- lumber industry.. <df which' deceased was one of  the leading "spirits,*.-will miss'a wise  ax>A prudent cov-raseUor.-*The employees  of'the Arrowhead Jjumber Co., will"  ihiss-the kind andMoving" handshake '  of one who was always* alive, to the  wishes, the desires, and the'ambitions  of those under his command;  and among the many mourners today,  there will be'none more sincere than  the littleanny of. workers .who have  had the pleasure of his acquaintance  and friendship.  The death of Mr. Robt. Taggart,  who has left a wife and three small  children in Nova Scotia to "mourn his  loss, is particularly sad. He laid down  his life nobly and without fear in an  effort to save others who were in  danger. He was jpne of the oldest and  'most "trusted employees of the company and his fellow workers who  appreciated his manly qualities today  are mourning a comrade whose jovial  and large hearted manner*; was a true  index to his real nature. '  Hockey Match.  The hockey match which took place  in the rink on Friday evening, between  Revelstoke and Rossland, although  hardly a fair sample of the respective  abilities of the opposing teams, proved  at times rather exciting and would  undoubtedly have been much livelier  had it not been for the absence of tbe  local captain and a few of his best  men. The Rossland boys eventually  won by II to 6.     The   most  effective  Elay on the home side  was  done  by  :_igkt aad S*������_fle������,  THE LEADING STORE  - *aama^^'^^l^m*���������^^������f*^^^^mmn**l<^*^^'^^*^i^^^''^^  Our Stock is the       - *     .'  iar$est,"(iieapestrJflfiitie-Besl^ Selected  For Fall Purchasers.  ' iii .;  DRES3  GOOD8  Here we have taken particular pains to be next to the London  and Paris fashions and can show you Goods which 'Dame' Fashion  says are right.  LADY'S   CLOTH  ,/���������    ��������� .. '  In the Leading Colors���������Green, Brown, Blue, Red and Black,  with Lighter and Darker Shades for Strapping, will be found among  the most Fashionable Dresses this fall. *    > .:....  TWEED   SUITINGS  We have some Trade Winners in all Dark and Lighter Shades  of Imported Scotch Tweeds at very low Prices. Drop ua a jiote  and we will be pleased to send samples. ....    *.,..  " FOR   EVENINQj WEAR '   '  Among* the Leading Shades shown this Season in Voiles, JSOk  Wraps, Eolienne and Crepe de Chene of which we have a nice range  to choose from.  DRE88   TRIMMINGS  In this LineVe have everything to be found in the Very Latest  Fashions.  MEN'8   WEAR   DEPARTMENT  We have just taken into Stock a Xew Supply of Clothing, Hats  and Caps, Sweaters, Shirts, Ties, Underwear and Boots and Shoes.  An Inspection of these Lines will convince you of ther Unequalled  Values. >  PAY   THE   8TORE   A VI8IT  Whether you buy or not we will be pleased to give you any  Information you desire about our .Xew Stock.  DRESSMAKIHC DEPARTMENT NOW IN FULL SWING FOR FALL ORDERS  '^"^.*=.4*->*.B|  W. J. GEORGE.  Mackenzie  Avenue.  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  I  tf  Wmmmm\  mmmmmm K*.  ������ >;*..''^{>������a������.;*������*>v'*-i>vv,>������v''>'i'*>'  THE  TRAITOR  The hills wero growing dark, and  lhe forests of tlio Valley of Auvagne  merged into the- greater purplu shadows behind them, when a man came  running heavily from the pus.-? that  leads from Liessc. Scarcely looking  io right or left, lie kept on till he  leached lho fringe of thn little wood  of St. Anne, and passing Into the  first shade of tlie larch trees lie  threw himself face downward panting  upon thc ground.  tic wa.s n big-limbed, powerful mini  ol forty, mado for feats of strength  rather than tlcetnoss of foot. A  short, rough beard hid, one felt instinctively, a stern, strong chin,  hut under'their roof of bushy brows  tho brown eyes wore a puzzled look,  as though they gazed upon strange  thing's that the dense brain behind  failed utterly, to understand.  Presently his breathing grew easier. Ho rolled over and stared up  .through thc trees. Two hours past  ���������sunset! He had come those twelve  iniles* quickly. Tout five hours'* ab  eencc from Auvagne was too long  just now. Some, of thc Hussars  who rode in would have been quartered, on his farm four'hours age-rand the .master, away! Ho leapt to"  his feet, brushed thc while dust from  his trousers, and wiped his heated  face and neck with his blue blouse  sleeve. A few paces deeper into tho  wood, a"large*', hollow, leaf-covered,  was formed between two. great roots,  and from this hc drew a pair of sabots and a cap. Into one of the  former ho thrust for safety a torn,  grimy paper, and putting the shoes  on made his way through the trees  to thc village'that lay beyond.  As he drew near he heard __ove-  aient and voices���������tlie cries and noises  al men feeding and grooming horses,  needed.   Then at last riorrc    spoke,  slowly ar.d  hesitatingly,  "This is a dangerous placo, Eugene,"  be said.  The young man looked tip and  laughed.  "1. thought you were nover going  to speak, Pierre. Why, you'vo not  said jou are glad to see me yet. Vou  always were silent,  but now !"���������  Itis brother smiled uneasily.  ���������"It'r- this," he said, almost apologetically, nodding lo the door.  "Ono can welcome one's own, but the  soldiers���������they ��������� -leave little behind  theni for llio mother and cousin. Our  own soldiers too; whilo the Prussians pay with gold. One makes  thin soup of patriotism."  "The Prussians!  They have not���������"  "But one hears," rejoined the elder  hastily���������"but one hears. Tlioy pay  for all services, it is said. It is  different from our soldiers, and it. is  hard on us, Eugene. One has to turn  to other things than farming to feed  those two now."*  Tho Hussar looked grave. Secure  of rations, however scanty, in camp  and barracks, he had not. thought of  the fight for existence in his own  homo.  "Jt is dangerous here," Pierre repeated, returning to his first  thought.  "But they seem well cared for,  brother; and as there is something  for my comrades, my mother and  cousin cannot*have starved."  "Starved! ..No. I sec . lo that,"  Pierre cried,  fiercely.  "Yes, you sco to it, whilst I������������������  You are a good son, and will .make  a good' husband ."to Mariottb." The  young, man's tone grew 'deeper, and  the .light carelessness gave place to  a. depth of feeling he. seldom showed. "No wonder they love you, and  that our .mother spca.ks> of you almost with reverence. Vou have the  hardest part, to stay here and. battle with poverty for their sokes. I  once fancied Mariette would love me  as I  But you are stronger     and  better than your  wild brother.  Yes,  you will     sec to  them,  and Heaven  ftnd now and then the clank of   arms   will sco they, never lose you  and the    staccato tones of nil oflicer.  giving an order. 0  One or two looked up from their  work as ho passed and a sergeant  eyed him closely, but he crossed the  farmyard     unchallenged. He   was  merely a peasant-farmer of Auvagne,  and not evcu the sharpost-cyed 'Hussar could seo the Prussian passport  Jn the loe of his wooden shoe. ''  By the doorway he stood for a  moment and .watched. Whoever was  quartered on his farm, Pierre ' Fou-  quier thought sourljB', would got  bad fare to-night." The third regiment in the village in ten days, tho  .'attic driven, and the fields and orchards wrecked. . War .is. ruin to -on  farmer, unless he can turn it to account. One must do something to  live.  Ho strode into, the kitchen, and the  white /boards of the table were laid  with plates and mugs and scanty,  ���������coarse food. It gave him" atwinge"  or conscious, for the French' peasant  is hospitable and a guest is sacred.  ��������� But he flung his cap on a chair and  swore sullenly. "They come like  locusts and take the bread and meat  from our'mouths. They must take  what else comes, too.'***  "  died like brave soldiers.      So  Marshal Bozaine falls back on Met:,  .vou see, my mother aird cousin, here;  and the Prussians are���������"* A voice  from the inner room rose clearly  through a lull jn the noises of tho  yard and fell again to an indistinct  murrain-.   .    .  Fonquier's heart leapt at thc  sound and then sank like the voice.  It was his brother Eugene, drawn  in the conscription of '63, of whom  th.y had heard nothing since the  war began. That he should be here  of  all  places  on  this  night!  Tho voice murmured on, for within the room Eugene sat between his  mother .and cousin, Mariette, explaining, the course of the war as he knew-  )t. .Even his enthusiasm could not  claim great deeds for the many  Army Corps that France had so'*confidently massed- upon the Prussian  frontier, and though hc suppressed  ���������he many, rumors of disaster to Mae-'  Iflbhbn aiid f llaiaihe, yet; his coiisiri  K"������w, ^e_neathj.*hisj"optimism,Tglimpse_"  "OS "as"~6*_)_ous "-6rstmryr=;whrcn===nt  ' s-hrndd come .to bc told in its' entirety. -.'"..'  lint liie mother wa.s content in  having" her ton���������one to be proud of;  rot io tall or sinewy as his brother  .hcr clder^yet well set up, trained to  k gallant carriage,, wiih ii tongue  loosened by his intercourse wilh men.  His news wns lost in the personality  of the teller;, greut men were moving through the story, but the grent-  ���������**l w.-i-s h_r son, who only told of  t hero.  This was the group Pierre saw  when he at length pushed open the  door, and as he entered tin-re wn*. a  rush to hiiu.  "Pierre, my brother!"  ���������"Pierre, n.y ton, Kugeno has come  home."  Hut Mariette stood by the table  tind looked troubled.  The farmer sat down heavily on a  -.-Hair. "lint why are you here, Fu-  gene?" he a.*-ked.  "We are on the march lo join Central j.admirault at Dicd.-nhofen," replied Iris brolher.  ���������'Why' nsk, since ho is her.-?" cried  the mother. "Ah! if he could only  May ior evcr!"-  liis  tii-iii  round     her  "Would  you     have  mother?"   he  lntigh-  "Umph! one. cannot tell what will j  come down "the stream. But one  cannot talk about it and smile, or  love Fraacc or thc army over much."  And they were both silent. Tho  elder spoke first, like a child reiterating a lesson.  "It is n dangerous place for soldiers,  this."  "llow do you moan, Pierre?"  "The "hills and passes. It would  bc easy for th'e Prussians to surprise the village. I do not know-  but it seems, almost., this place is  between  the hills���������like  a  trap."  ���������"Leave that, to our ��������� colonel;, "* he  knows.     He fought in "Algiers."  "Still,, it. might be .if they -came  from���������Liesse, ..*. say*���������from that pass  and down by the rivor from the cost  ���������it seems ,you would be. caught between two '.*��������� fires."- He leaned forward, looking into his brother's eyes  as if eager to impress.hiin AvitK.-a  serisc'b'r "danger of which he dared  not'spealcopcnly. "It only needs a  regiment of Uhlans over that hill  and a dark night such as we shall  get."  Eugene laughed indulgently. "Bnt  is there ix regiment of "Uhlans over  that hill?" he asked,  carelessly.  Pierre opened his mouth to speak  hastily and then checked himself. His  clenched fist ground upon the table  and his brows met. And then his  mother and cousin  returned.  "Pierre !has been Irying to frighten me, mother," laughed F.ugene,  turning in his chair as they entered,  "by showing me how Auvagne is  situated if thero were a regiment of.  Prussians at Liosse." ,.,  '���������'Prussians? Good      heavens!;  cried  Mere  Fouq-.jier,   with     startled  eyes.  "It was nothing," the elder muttered. "I know the place," hc added  lamelv, marking long ruts In the  table'with his thumbnail, "and a  word from one who knows it as I do  is  not amiss.     But hc is "  "A  bugle-call     interrupted him  and  the Hiussar caught up his sword.  ^"1  shall return in a little while,  mother,"- hc  said,  kissing her  as she  ac-  compamcd-*hin-/t.o the door.  '.Mariettc Maid      her     hand     upon  Pierre's 'shoulder.      ".Are. there Prus-  '_iartsMherc?-^-'sliW^iis!)e������*fi_j.^______-.__.  He started.   If he said ������������������Yes,"  the  next   question  would be.   "How     do  you know?"    and he could give  reason  for being in Liesse  thnt  and   keeping   the   news   secret,  he made a. pretence to laugh.  "Not that I know," he answered;  "though there may be, since F.ugene  says they've entered France. But I  know nothing. How should I���������I,  who never go beyond our fields and  river?"  "How should you?" shu echoed,  "lint you inadu me suspect. Ah!  think how terrible if it should happen  that    in     his  own  home,     when  sleep  long; I'm too tired to hc curious."-  And emitting a huge yawn Eugene  followed the fanner down the flight  of stone steps. ,..  Tho candle was scarcely, needed.  Both men knew the cellars woll.  They ran beneath tho big kitchen,  their arched brick roofs supporting  the stone Hags above. 'I'hey were  three in number, with the remains of  doors still hanging on the narrow  openings between thnm. Thc. nmsti-  noss and damp tif disuse pervaded thc  place, and lumber of all sorts was  lying about,  in 'disorder.'  Pierre led the wny to thc innermost and smallest cellar, nnd putting the candlestick upon n. pile of  timber faced his brother awkwardly.  F.ugene broke the silence. "Well;  nnd  now  for the great  secret."  Pierre wetted his dry lips nml  tried to speak. It was harder than  he hod thought. Had his brother  worn a peasant blouse���������but thc Hussar unifo>'*i! It was the soldier  stood before him; one of the regiment hc had betrayed.  But Kugeno divined nothing of his  feelings; he only looked in wonder.  "Gome," hc cried, impatiently, "you  said you had something to show  me."  Then the farmer stopped and, taking off his sabot, drew from it a  torn and grimy paper. He thrust  it almost defiantly into the soldier's  hand and turned.away.  It seemed an hour as he waited for  sonic!, .word��������� some:.sign. For; the;  first time he felt '.tho sh-amc of; treachery. Aiid the silence was unbroken.  Suddenly Eugene strode .forward  and laid" ' his' hand heavily upon  Pierre's shoulder, holding, out the  paper to hiin.  "What is this?" he cried, hoarsely,  his face white in tho faint glimmer.  "What is your name doing on a  Prussian passport?"  The plunge had been made. Pierre  Fouquier drew a deep breath and  looked hi.s brother in'the face. .  "It means," he said, slowly, "that  our mother and Mariette did not  want for food.*"  Eugene stood for a moment dazed,  and when he spoke it was as one  doubting his  senses,  "You���������fed them���������with Prussian  gold? Vou���������the son of our honest  mother!" -.-'���������':''.  "Yes, I! AVhat would you have?  You are a soldier and think of  'France and duty tp the Emperor. I  ���������also have a duty. I. told you tonight what you could not see. And  when the pedlar came through' the  village and offered me money to  carry news to the Prussians���������well, as  I said to you, one had to turn to  other things to live.".  "A traitor! A spy!"  "The name matters ��������� -nothing. ? I  care nothing for French or Prussian.*;. 1 make no wars. I feed my  own, and if France comes in my way  France is my enemy; I suppose a  soldier and a; peasant cannot undcr-  Ktaivd;cach_other _.itjs "ot_rjght they  should. But you arc"a son, Ku-  * gene,   also." ���������'"-  "Willi a spy for a. brolher. For  generations our lathers have been  true men; there has been no taint in  our  blood   till now."  "Then. since you reproach aie���������  what would you have "done?"  "Done.? Choked thc life out of  the scoundrel who would tempt me  to sell France."  "And our mother ami Mariette?  What would you have done....for.  them?"  The rnge died from the soldier's  face and he stood dumb. At la������t  lie ;���������? realized it. He stood , in hi.s  brother's place. He saw his loved  ones   growing   pale   and   thin���������droop-  t ������������**e<<^<<������-g*������8������t*l!-S������<*<**t-������-������*g������������|^.  IA  About the     I  ....House II  "It is sho���������or the. soldiers, who  are nothing to mc."  Mariette, against the wall in the  shadows, breathed quicker as Eugene hesitated. His wholo attitude  reflected the mental struggle ho was  enduring. The result���������what would it  be?  ���������The answer came quickly. He leapt  forward and grappled with Pierre,  straining every nerve to swing him  from his path. A fury of despair  and rage was upon him. How dare  his brother so entrap him between  filial love nnd soldierly duty***- set  him to find a way out of the dilemma in which treachery had placed  hiin? But his course was ;plaln.  Ilis comrades must not be massacred  if ho could savo thcin.  But T'ierre standing like an oak,  scarcely moved beneath the wild on  slatight,' and slowly the strong peasant arms tightened���������irresistible., as  Fate���������and  forced   tho  soldier back.  Mariette seized him by tho wrist,  in a vain endeavor to release the  hold.  "Pierre! Pierre! ho is your brother," she cried, bitterly. "Would you  kill him before tho Prussians come?','  The farmer loosened his grip and  Eugene staggered bnck.  "Ho is right; you know he is  right,"  she snid.  Before he could answer they heard  a clatter of spurs on the stone steps  milt saw the gleam of a lantern  pierccing the darkness at the cntruco  to the cellars���������a gleam, that crossed  and  quivered? on; a  drawn   sabre.  ."Who goes there?" cried the ���������sbn-  :*tfy.."'.���������.'."'.  -���������"*'������������������������������������   i "���������'"     .*������������������-''"���������!��������������������������� '"'-"���������;��������� *  '.'Pierre Fouquier,   farmer,   of    Auvagne.      Tako     me ;.to your  colonel.  I .have   news  for" him���������of   the ���������Prussians." ������������������������������������'..��������� "... *.'���������':'��������� .'*..''.  *           >.         ...������            ���������������...,.������../;.*',#   .'     '���������"  The Uhlans rode silently through  the pass and down by thc river to  the east. At each place, when half  their force g'aincd open ground, the  French Hussars swept upon them  arid rolled up the squadrons into a  disordered tangle of men and horses.  Pierre Fouquier was thc first to  fall with a bullet in his brain. But  the colonel kept terms even with a  traitor, for the farmer was buried in  a patriot's grave.  __ .*   NEW WAY TO  GET  CASH.  Illinois   Minister's    Plans     for  So-  curing Contributions.  The Rev. Fred "D. Stone, minister  of the Methodist Episcopal church at  Oregon, 111., has an original method  of collecting enough money from his  congregation to pay all of the expenses of thc church.  ���������Just before tho beginning  of     each  conference year  he  has prepared     in j bu^__"'in'    ��������� frying pan; when  it    is  tho  printing   ol.ioe  a   largo  calendar I ta Uwl     t -  & > mixVare,     cook  on the card;of which is printed a pic- ; s,owl}.    *unt��������� a   cru)sL is form0ll    on  ture o.  his church,   the hours of the ��������� tho b*oltonl.  ,���������  tll0 im.amime,  sprin-  I klo over the omelet the chopped, kidney  and     chopped  parsely;   fold   the  pudding dish heat one qt. milk to  the boiling point. Stir in carefully  three tablespoons sifted meal, half  teaspoon salt, half cup molasses, ono  teaspoon cinnamon, half cup raisins.  When partly baked add another  quart, of milk. Bake ll or *1 hours  We use creamery milk after it comes  from tho separator.  SNJLICCTED BECIPKS.  Fruit Wafers.���������Mix a cup each of  cleaned raisins, figs, dates and nuts  and force IwicoThrough a meat chopper. Add a fow drops of vanilla or  lemon juice, then knead until well  blended on a board dredged with  confectioner's sugar. iloll to one-  I'otirth inch in thickness, Cut into  rounds with' the top of a salt shaker or into threo-qunrter-iiich blocks  with a knife. Poll in granulated sugar ami pack in tin boxes between  sheets of parallino paper. .Nice for  Christmas.  Cake Snowballs.���������Make any good  cup cake,, bake it in small, round,  smooth. patty-pan.**. Choose those  that after baking have risen so as lo  bc nearly round; ice one-half, let dry,  thon ice thc other; pile on a large  platter and put sprigs of red-berrlod  holly between.  Chicken Salad.���������Cut lhe meat from  a cold boiled chicken into dice. Measure, nnd allow half as much celery,  cut in small bits, as you have chicken." Mix aiid 'moisten "with, one part  vinegar and three'Parts naiad oil,  and season with salt and pepper.  Prepare a'mayonnaise'* dressing as  follows: ,liitp" ' a. chilled, soup-plate  j-i'eak the, yolk of one [ egg.'.'!��������� Oil this  sipiccze" six; hi- eight; drops of ��������� leinon  Juice,'and with a silver fork -stir'  with a rotary motion.' Begin at  once to put in the.salad oil, first a  few drops at a time, then adding it  in larger quantities as the mixture  thickens. Season with salt and a  pinch of Cayenne. Put in a cup of  the oil, then thin with enough vinegar or lemon juice to suit the taste.  Ijine a. salad-bowl with crisp lcttuce-  lcave.'i, put in the bnlad, and cover  thin with thc thick mayonnaise.  Garnish with pieces of hard-boiled  egg and with stoned and halved  olives.  Fried Bologna Sausage.���������This is  much improved by being dipped first  in cracket crumbs. All the slices  avo to bo cooked in "deep fat" and  then lifted out. Next put them into  a shallow frying-pun and scramble  up  beaten  eggs with them.  Kidney Omelet.���������Chopp cold cooked kidney very line, make an omelet  mixturo with three eggs, three tablespoonfuls of milk, salt and pepper  to  season,   put  one  teaspoonful      of  different Sunday services, and a calendar for the now year. At one side  of the. calendar is a .block, of fifty-  two small; envelopes, thn envelopes  being "blocked" so that one at a  iijiie~-mny-.i-__.tnr**-offr v;acn "envelope bears a date and a blank'line on  which to write a name.  These calendars are I hop distributed to each .contributing member of  the church, anil each calendar is supposed to be hung in a room where  visitors may see it. It js also  expected that the member will tear  off an envelope bearing lho date on  which he attends church, that he  will inclose a sum of money in it,  and leave it at the church. . Above  the calendar. ��������� is the "motto." It  reads as follows: "A contribution  froni every member with religious regularity."  The man who has one of thene calendars hanging in his home cannot  What  could      he! consult the   calendar  without seeing  ho turned     away j'the envelopes, and he is thus remind-  i cd that he must keep taking on'   thc  do     not[ envelopes  as   he  continues  omelet in half, lift it to a hot plat  ter and serve at once.  --Sour   Croam-Nut- CultC.'���������TWO     CggS  ono . cup, granulated .sugar, halt***''a'  cup rich sour cream, two cups of  Hour, measure bofore sifting, half  teaspoonful soda, one level teaspoon  baking  powder,   pinch   salt. Boat  the eggs till whites and yolks are  well blended, add sugar; dissolve  soda in cream, stirring it then into  the eggs and sugar; sift into tho  mixture the flour, baking powder  and salt, and beat well. Baku in  three-layer cake    tins.      Filling���������Ono  HJEJ.PS IN" THE  KlTCHKN.  The stove will not. need to he polished so often If it is carefully rubbed nfter each meal with newspaper  softened between tho hands; and  when it i.s necessary to polish it thc  polish will last, longer if the blacking is mixed with turpentine or  strong coffeo instead of water.  The following is a reliable recipe  for making baking powder nt. home:  Mix well together six ounces of tartaric acid, eight ounceii best baking  soda , ami one quart of best Hour;  then sift live or six times through a  lino siovo and keep in a enn closely  covered.  A teaspoonful of baking powder in  mashed potatoes is a wonderful aid  in making them fluffy and light, and  when -making flour hatter cakes the  baking powder should never hc stirred in until just before frying, as it  will make the batter much lighter.  To clean colToo and teapots lill  them with cold wator; add to this  somo baking soda and boil until the  stain is removed, then rinse out with  clear hot waler, and place in tho  sunshine. Soda dampened amlriili-  hed on with, a flannel cloth is^ excellent for'keeping the outside of a tin  coffee pot and other tinware bright  and 'clean/-.*.!'  .Tho* best dressing for burns and  scalds is: baking .'.soda made into ?; a  paste with vaseline, or aiiy soft",  iinsaltctl .grease; and if put. oh. soon  enough will prevent blistering,  When washing with hot suds fails  to remove the stains from cnamlcd  saucepans, a piece of cut lemon dipped in salt and rubbed over the  the stain will generally prove effectual.  If the tables, biscuit board suid  rolling pin aro scrubbed" at least  once a week with a strong, hot pear-  line suds they may be kept white  and clean, and in order to. keep them  in this condition have thc places  most used around thc table covered  with mats, or keep small bourds to  set the pans and kettles on. These  can easily bo kept out.of sight when  they arc not in  use.  'J'o prepare a new iron kettle for  use, fill it widi potato parings and  water and let them boil for two  hours, then wash in hot soap suds,  wipe the inside of tho kettle perfectly dry and rub it with a little lard.  A good way to keep the lamp burners bright is to boil theni with potato parings and then wash in hot  suds. ,  CAPTURED  BY  CANNIBALS.  British' Sailors      had Narrow  cape in New Guinea.  Es-  Captain Hoid, who commanded tho  Liverpool ship, Aigburth, wrecked  off New (iuiuea, where a number of  the crew were .seized fiy cannibals,  has arrived in  Liverpool.  Captain lleid said that the Aigburth was on a voyage from Newfoundland to Java, when she struck  on an unknown. reef, and shortly  afterwards the crew were compelled  to take to tho boats. The boat in  which he and others were reached  j Frederick  'William " Land  aftur     five  cup pecan or walnut meats. .  Banana   Sandwiches.���������Among   fruit j days.   Two other boats also reached  ing day by day.  have clone? And  sick at heart.  Presently: ���������'They���������they ' do not j envelopes as he continues to turn  know?" he asked. -     ��������� thc  leaves "of  'he  calendar.        When  "Xo." answered Pierre, "and they i the minister , calls around t.o see  must never know. It would brca.k ��������� his members, he casts a glance over  our mother's heart; it would be Jon the wall to see that the right  worse than all." [use is "being made  of  his design,  and  Eugene's face was pitifully white, up to this time it has. not failed to  and    .drawn*.        "Brother,  why have   work to the advantage-of the church..  you told me this?" he. raid, sadly,    j ���������'     '     '.   ,-'���������* ; _,..  '  "Because  there  is morc   to     ccrnie.     ".���������������������������? .   ,   T  The pedlar bought me,  and-so when I PCMPISO  THT; CAPTAIN,  tliey called mc* to-day I went   acro-^j p    cop,:ain.  was an ccbCntric "of  the hill to Lie-s.se to earn ������ny *age*s. hh(, first WiU(,r> an<1 mll*rihCr������l among  BJiUL,we._t_^^ mct  lhat )1C  you   wove-among  tti.  xfien  T trad    he-1 nf,.-^^^-TK^J^i~r|[^^-F-������r  trayed."* '  no  day  So  A cry rang through the "cellars. The  two men turned as through the archway a girl stumbled, with dilated  eyes and ghastly face, her arms outstretched   in  horror  before her.  "Xfariot te!''  Hoth  sprauj.- lo  her. hnt sbe struck  the    elder     lie.rcely.      "Cain!"      sh  cried.      and      staggering     to  Eugene  direct question.  One morning four of his friends  who wen: aware of this trait in hi.s  character observed the captain going  to market, and after some bantering  entered into a bet as to the practicability of learning from hiin the  price lie paid for his purchase. They  '^! accordingly settled tho preliminaries,  and     stationing  themselves  ut  differ  MUTflwichc-s, bannana"takes thc lead  and to this a slight variety can be  given by spreading eacli lengthwise  slice of fruit with whipped cream  rather sparingly. Upon this sprinkle shroddo'd cocoanut, pressing the  latter well down with a silver knife.  Boston brown-bread thus treated will  be excellent.  Apple ntid Orange Jelly.���������Use an  equal number of apples and oranges  Wash the apples, slice and core  them; put. them over tho fire in the  preserving kettle with enough cold  -water to coyer theni and . simmer  theni'.-until they .'.''.ore reduced to a  ���������piilp.-ft'.' Pour the apple piilp into ?a  jelly bag, to' 'strain out' tho juice.  Measure the.juice, antl to each. ;pint  of;apple'...juico add oiic of boiled orange juice aiid a pound of sugar, and  boil._tlieni^ .together. *. ..removing*... the  "w*Tfm^lha*.7i'.ls^  ed upon  a     saucer,    forms  n   jolly.  Then  take  the     kettle off  tho stove,  let .the    jelly partly eon)  and     pour  it into glasses. When" cold seal jl, up  like any other preserve  WHEN EC.OS AUTO SCARCE.  Tn  m aking squash     and     pumpkin  pies  without eggs,   use   less  milk    in  burst,  into  sob.-*. .lent points along the street which  lie | proportion  to the amount  of stewed  *      'hail to pass on ills way home, await-j pumpkin     or     squash,   sweeten      nnd  | flavor  the    snme an when  eggs    ure  mail'  He  caughi.      her   in   liis  arms  felt  Iho. slender body shake and qiiiv-,    ( hj(. ,.������������������,*,|1K  er   against,     him  and   the. frightened!j   ' v,,n. SOOn Vhe bluff old sail  heart, bent wildly.  Tighter he    held  ��������� his   appennire',   wilh   several   pigeons!  duty brings him back for a few hours   ,���������,,., ���������.������. ;( ,.��������� COmj)el the throb-Ding lo ;<,,,,,,;,'*, ," fr���������nl"his *,,_,.;,,'.     'Aii he ap-  to hi.s mother and-and nil ot us���������-,,,,nr,e.     Pierre was forgotten, and all;        b^        ]f     ,lrst ,,������������������._���������.,,���������..��������� .-������������������-  Oh!   I   know   it   is   foolish,   bnt     jou *,..���������.      danger.,     that  threatened.      ITe''     .,..,���������   hin    vi,h-���������  made me think of it. and "-               clasped in his embrace the woman he.     ;.[,      ,  .no,.'ning, captain.  What did  Hcr  incoherent speech  was    broken j )0vcd,  and she clung to hiin as to a' - ,  The emotions  and:,  '���������>'"' *>*vl-  bv choking sobs.  lover.  Kugcne threw  and kissed her.  me desert then  .������������������I.  "Ah, no, I could not wish that,  'fif-ne; but ok! what if you never  ������������������.-truo back to me!"  "Nonsense, aunt," Mariette criod,  ��������� ouiing to her; "you arc giving way  because you'vo .seen your boy. Now  fit down and talk and laugh while  Picric has his meal. He's hungry���������  but I'm Rfj-pid i'lere isn'fc piuch f.r  y.ii. cousin," she added, turning to  him with a little grimace.  rr.be bustled everyone into place  ���������am! set Mere Fouquier to cut bread  .-ind meat, while the farmer, who  snid no word, drew a plate to him-  *eli  and  ate.  Thc soldiers had trooped into thc  long kitchen, and presently the women went out  to see it anything Wns  for  your   pigeons?"  Money!"  .espondcl     the   captain,  ; bluntly,  ns  he continued his journey.  ;     The  second  gentleman   a   little   far-  ther    on   addressed  him.    "(fow     go  j      , pigeons   this morning,  captain?"    he  "! asked,  plored, !  Pierre, with despairing eyes, look-:  cd at them in each other's arms. "It!  is true," he said hoarsely  hc  his  fatigue of the day had unnerved hcr, j     ].*,���������.     iV moment,  only���������till   rccollec*  and she was white and trembling.       i Hon  of the peril  cume to  hcr,     nnd  Her'   lover    sprang    to    his    feet.   with  a supremo c'Tort.  sh<; controlled*  "Calm yourself,  my dear;  Eugene  is I herself. !  safe.    Would I  not give my life    for      <-js *t true?     Is it true?" she  him���������for all of you?    . Be brave;    go  quick I v  and  compose  yourself,     and  don't "think such  foolish things."  Hut with a very clouded brow he  passed his mother as she returned,  and mnde his way. to thc stillness of  the little wood.  When hc returned the soldiers were  already .stretched in their blankets  in the out-houses and sheds, and the  place had grown silent.  Kugeno, alone in the little room,  rose and stretched herself.  "We march at daybreak,"- he remarked, as his brother entered. "ff  I got no rest I shall fall asleep in  t.he saddle."'  Pierre "looked away and said, stam-  ineringly, !"'l'hero is something J must  show vou before you go, 'Ocnc.'*'-  He took down thc cnndlc from thc  high mantel-shelf and, crossing, opened a small oaken door on the opposite side uf the room.  ."flooi.H-,cssl Whnt i.s in the cellars,  then? Tt. seems there is some mys-  tcrv.     But don't keep, me from   my  "Prussians at Liesse; roy com  rades in a trap! When is the at  tack?" cried'Kugeno.  "An hour beforo daybecak."  "Then thoro is time." ami  sprang to thc archway. But  brother  was before  him.  "No, not that. Hear me, F,ugene.  I. have thought of it all. That is  why I brought, you here. Vou must  stay here. "  ���������'���������Here!'-  "Do with me ns you like after,  but listen. Nothing can stay thc.  Uhlans now, I. dare not have your  blood upon my. heart. you must remain here in safety till all is ctver."-  The soldier gazed at him in bewilderment,  scarce comprehending,  ���������"For our mother's sake! Will you  tell her her son is a traitor?"  "But* my comrades���������my duty! yo.  would make ine a traitor, too!'-'.  used.  Doiighnuls���������One cup biitlerniilk or  gout! sour milk, ;! level teaspoon  soda, half cup sugar, flavor with  mil meg or lemon or half of. each.'  Some prefer ginger or cinnamon. Use  Hour to muke ns soft ns can be'eas-,  il.y handled. Out. out and fry iii  deeji fat. *  Itai.siii.Cnki!���������One enp sweet     milk,  half cup butler,  or other shortening,  2  cups  flour,   I}   cups  raisins  cnt  in  halves,   1    level   teaspoon   sodn,   half  "They     don't    go    at ail^-T carry j teaspoon  each   snlt,   cloves  and    cin-  cn>!"   was   th'o  unsatisfactory.'reply, s namon.  ,    Shortly after that  the captain  mot*     Cream   Cookies���������One cup  crenin,    1  'the   third     questioner,     who,  having   cup sugar,   I   teaspoon soda,  a  pinch  there on other days. Tho fourth  boat, however, had not turned up  when ho left.  When they landed the natives wero  ���������very wild, and assumed a threaten-  demcanor towards the crew. They  come down to the beach in large  number*-., looked at himself and crew  touching them and feeling their arms  and limbs to find out what sort of  condition they .wero in. The situation was terrible While it lasted, but  all the men kept very cool. The  rest of the story, told in Captain  lipid's own words, runs:       ,...*���������:-  ������������������'ISfortunatelyi.fhad,*. wit h nip a :giiii,*  tind sonic.*, capsi, powder, ��������� and shot.  I kept eyeing! them intently,-'watching'  every, moyemeiit.;.?:. Then .1 jkep't putting som'othihg into, tiievgun ; from  time,' to time,* manipulating, it.-in  ..sucli.:* a ! manner*,,. that the ^savages.  ���������'s'o6nfca-Me7to=thc^.onclusi6iwtliatU_I.-  meant serious - business. When they  saw what was going .on they began  to.sneak gradually away from us,  and . eventually they cleared -away.  We wero ultimately taken off by the  steamer Guthrie, and landed at Sydney,  coming home by  tho Afric.  "The nnvages wero in a fearful  condition, socially nnd inorully.  They, wore absolutely naked, the only  ornament they possessed being u  bone stuck through thoir nostrils,  giving thoui a most appalling appearance to a stranger. T think that  the appetite of these. cannibals for  fresh meat -was stimulated by tho  absence of all flesh, .either of beast  or fowl, which seurecly appear to  have any existence* at. all in  country."  tho  asked the time of day. casually in- salt, flavor with nutmeg or lemon,  quired, "Tfow much aro pigconH a! The amount of soda should be varied  dozen, cnptnin?" j according   to  the     Hournr-ss   of     the  'Didn't get a dozen���������only bought  h'alf-a-tlozfsn!" said the old gentleman, still plodding on hi.s way.  Finally, the fourth nnd last- of the  conspirators attacked the wnry old  mariner by observing, in the blandest tones, "A fine lot of pigeons you  have there, captain! What did you  get-them for?"-  "To out!" wns the pertinent nnd  emphatic rejoinder.  'I'he cnplfiiii reached homo without  further   molestation.  Bill���������"I haven't. Heard you play  your'violin since you got married.  You used in make it talk!." ,1111���������  "Tl hasn't hnd a chative lo sny n".v-  tliiug since I  got lunrried."  cream. Flour to make hh soft, as  can be handled easily. Koll thin and  bako carefully.  Spiced Cookies���������One-half cup each  sugar and molasses, .1 heaping teaspoon soda dissolved in I cnji hot  water, 2-!l cup shorten ing, one teaspoon eneh ginger, cinnamon and  cloves.      Flour as  for cream cookies.  (linger      Simps���������Two teaspoons  sodn, two tablespoons boiling-wator,  five In.blesponns melted lard, salt  and ginger to taste. Put in a cup  and lill with molasses. Add another cup molasses nnd flour to mix  stiff. Iloll thin. All cookies need  en refill * all cut inn in liakinc, some  persons liking Iheiii soft and others  brown   and  crisp. , ������������������*-  Baked-   Indian rudrting���������Tn a  2-qt.'dear  BATIUvIl  FAMILTAH.  Mrs.* Norton en me ho'nie from a  call one. day in .ucli a disturbed condition thnt'it was ovidout that ten rs  were not |iir in -tho background. '.She  lost iio',t/mo in .beginning her expla-  mitjon. "J  "'Joliiii:' slio said to her hnsb.'m'd,  "1 aflf so mortified I don't know  what to  'do."  "What is the matter, ray, dear?"  asfiotl  Mr.   Norton.  "I have, just been calling on Mrs.  Peverill. .You know her husband, Major Peverill?"  "Yes."  "Well, T just ienrnt to-day, to my  horror, that '.Major' isn't hils title at  all.    'Major'   is  his  first  name."  "Why. certainly. I've always known  that.- What is there so mortifying  about il?"  "Nothing," said Mrs. Norton, with  n groan: "only t'hat I've been calling  liim 'Major' every time I've met him  for the last, few weeks.  llo-  'All    great    mem    smoke'   my  She���������"But you're not great."  MOTOR GARS AS BANKS  STEANGE     WAYS     IN     WHICH  THEY ARE  USED.  M.  Menier's    "Wagon-salon.''���������Motor   Car Makes   Collections  in  Church.  Motors aro now being used as oa-  e'oiirogers of thrift. At tho Department of the Nord in France, a specially-designed car has been fitted up  as a motor-bunk. 'The stall' of this  consists of two clerks from the local  savings bank, and ������ cashier, says  Pearson's Weekly, ���������**.���������  The utility of the car liojisists in  that it is ablo to travel about tho  country, making calls at villages on  pro-nrrnnged days. Thus it is enabled to receive such sums as l.ho  farmers or tho peasantry of tho  neighborhood may wish to deposit.  The motor-car savings bank is greatly appreciated.  Tho great chocolate king, M. Trfen-  ier, has ordered a now forty-  horso power motor-car, which"  ho desires to be the finest car,  in tho world, so far as regards luxury. *' The huge . "wagon-salon'*  which has been made for him will  contain two ��������� bods, Theso bods can  bc raised to the celling when not in  use.    7  Besides these the car contains four,  arm-chairs, a dining table, the necessary "toilet/- set, - together with\ a*  complete heating apparatus. In nd-*,  dition.to tho door' at the "end, cn-  .trance ���������c.an also* bo.iihiu'o bj^ iiieninfj  of . two side doors. Of ?'.course, ��������� the  {carriage .is?,,, - *... [���������:".-���������'.��������� ~': ���������" ' .';.v  "' '^LiOHTBfl^llY' lpLEGTiiievry ;c ? '���������'  . Thej' even have J ���������: motor-cars In.  churches nowadaj's. In fact, tlio*  Ilcv, Dink Humple, a very well-known*  preacher in Philadelphia, has doubled his congregation by moans of a  motor-car. More than this, lie baa  trebled his collections.  Ho has had a vcry tinj'. 2i horsepower car built. It looks more like*  a perambulator than any other  vehicle, and on it Mi*. Ttumple Irav- '.  els up and down the nislcs making  thc collection.  Blowing the mofor horn all lho  while, ho runs- up the aisles on his  car, thrusting the bag' ou thc .ml of  a long stick into the pews as ho*  passes. As Mr. Rumple says:"l'/ven. ^  jin automobile can ho so employed "^  that it will do good." Hence it is  that tho motor-car litis .been used hy  sensational proaehers*.  The latest novelty, however, consults of a railway without stations.  Tliis novel light railway was opened  by the Karl of Dattniouth a . hort  time ago. The line sturts near  Hart ington, on the Duke of Deven-  shirc's " estate, and after passing -  through vvery charming scenery, ends  nt WaterhouKcs,' in the midst of wild  moorland'country".' There the railway is .connected with a new branch  of the North ."-Staffordshire Bailron'd.  Til 1*3 POLLING-STOCK -  consists of modified motor-cars, and  except at the termini, there "arc no  stations. Picnic parties and tourists are to bc taken up and set down  at any place on the route by noi ify-  ing t'ho conductor. This railway  without statio.ns is one of the most  curious linos which has been made.  The motor-car a.s a life-preserver  is about tho latest use of the conqueror. !Not long ago a lady and  gentleman were driving about in  Paris in a light car drawn by an exceedingly frisky cob. For home  reason the .horse took it-into his  head  to   bolt.  Despite all efforts of the driver to  stop its mad career, it flashed along  the Trouvillo Koad at full speed.  Daron Henri do Kothschild happened  to,,see the runaway as he drovo. his  motor-car along the street; hc at  once set out   in pursuit.  Seeing  his.chance,   tho  cool-headed  Itaron advanced ' the sparking,    .-ind  flow "past the-trap,   (letting    some  hundred "yards-ahead, lie manoeuvred  so as   to bring    his cur,to a stand-..*  stillSicross. the street; _ This .rapid  Di'an6cp'vrc'-::-.''^lmosty'^  horse"? with** astonishment;'', it slopped,' V.:  "tr,fanbfii)g;Hrom hbad'to foot, and the   >  lndy; aii!dV*.gciit-lema'ii,*'.wi*ro..safc.; <���������*��������� -::.?������������������;���������������������������. AA  '::."TI'iV-ijiotOr-caf:'..'^\iiiakes.a*}..excellent y^V  ������������������'oggiljf-filei;.''.! aiid    j-iVe'. .prc-soht ^--.writer. ' : *  has!'boilcd iif'any;,egg!- iii;thc .country.^ ..  lines' hv; its/Vise.' '���������'. The .wvitci-?;:|in-'*the',  ^Vyli^nl^e^^riel^'el.s^i'Sooil^-���������attaills.tl���������^e_^_  "boiling; point' '.when''the car' is not in  motion. *,': ���������*.*   ' .  TnK'FIHST..AlD.MO'I,OH,  recent iv tried iiy the War Office,  beats ' all the other automobiles,  however,, so far" as .-novel effects are  considered. ...  It ploughs- furrows, hauls guns,  provides a field ambulance, in addition to making boiling water and ic������  for troops in the field. It travels  magnificently over rough ground  and ditches, and is a first-rate reaping machine.  The    car     is coveted     with, armor  plates,  and     will, seat  two-surgeons  and  a  driver,   while  thore  is' accommodation for several sets "of .stretcher     bearers.       It   can    liiatiufactui'c  about .1001b". of ice in four hours.  ..Moreover,,   it   rapidly    boils    and  cools the water at the disposal    of,  the     marching    column;'this  means . .  that it is a splendid wator distiller.  It solves the problem of how to uso  the**.' '   wotci'        ���������*-"    ���������"-"-'���������' *���������������������"*-"���������  pools.;'  from     cohtiiuiii-'ateil ���������  Ffl'TF-KN  THOUSAN l)      .VIOL! N-  MAKLKS. ;  Tlie only place in the world whore  violin-inakintr may he said to constitute the staple industry is Msirk���������  neukirchen, in Saxony, with its Ji'-urn-  erous surrounding' villages. Tlien**  are altogether about 115,000 peoplo  in this 'district engaged exclusively in  the manufacture of violin.*;. .The inhabitants, from the small *boy aniT  girl to the wrin'.led, grey-hende-'l veteran nnd the aged grandmother, nre  einployo'd throughout the year in  making some part or other of lhi������  iiiKtiiunent.  It is easier for a wr.mian to mi.-i Dm  ingredients of a cake t'iinn it. is for  her husband not to mix the iiiKt.-itc-  tions she gives  liim. ^  i���������*���������-**. r^' ������-**���������  ��������� -,.-._..,.*>.������.-- >..v_������v*. -������r*-''="  //  1 HOME. I  mx%r*m*x**x**m  SELECTED RECIPES.  Orango Snowballs.*���������Boil some rice  for ton minutes; drain and let it cool.  Pare some oranges, taking oil all the  thick white skin; spread the rice in  as many portions as there are orange,*!, on some pudding or dumpling  cloths; lie the fruit (surrounded with  rico) separately in these, and boll  the balls for an hour. Turn them  carefully on a dish, sprinkle well with  sifted sugar. .Servo with any kind  of sauco' or sweetened cream.  Squash Pie.���������Boil squash, drain and  mnsh tlirough a colander. Take '���������!  ptf-i. sweet milk, 4 eggs, I teaspoon  ginger, .'! of cinnamon and 2.J cups  ���������sugar. Heat yolks of eggs, then pour  into squash, add sweet milk, sugar  and spices. Thc beaten whiles of the  <ggs aro always added last as it  makes the pies so light and nice. Bake  wiUi ono crust until light brown. This,  recipe is for 2J qts. of tlie mashed  squash" and will make 5 thick pies.  Fig pickles are so rarely offered that  they still rank as n novelty in the  home -'reserving list. Use pulled figs  and allow three-quarters of a pound  of sugar to every pound of fruit.  (Make a syrup of thc sugar; add a  cupful of water to each" pound, boll  ���������and s'*:im for five minutes, and then  tirop th'e figs in and simmer till a  straw will penetrate tliem. Put them  in jars in layers with a few' cloves,  bits (if whole cinnamon, and a vcry  |j"little inace. between, and cover with  syru;*b but do not close the cans. For  -three mornings pour oft the" syrup  without, moving; the fruit, reheat it  ���������to tlio boiliny point, and put it back;  the tliird- morning'measure' it and  allow one cupful of vinegar lo every  .three of-.syrur. boil it up thoroughly,  pom* at once over the figs ' and close  the cans.  An improvement on old-fashioned  chicken pie, wliich" was always a rather insipid dish, is chicken pudding.  'Out up two chickens, if a good sized*  pudding is wanted, nn'd fry them in  a very hot saucepan with chopped  salt pork and a few slices of onion,  i'he frying is merely to seal th'e out-  fide, and fivo minutes is ample time  io allow for this. Fill the saucepan  ,alf full of boiling water, season with  alt and pepper, and slew the chick-  ->. until it i.s quite tender. Remove  rom the liquor and place in a bak-  Jg tlif-lf. Make.a batter witli flour,  iillt, a tablespoonful of buttcr and  i'reo eggs, whites and yokes beaten  jparrttcly. Pour this over the chick-  n, and-bake. Boil down the liquor  i which . the chicken was slewed,  iiickcn wilh flour and* butter, and  jrve in a sauce bont with the pud-  ing.  Maryland -Waffles*���������To   2  egps.    add  pt.   flour,   IJ     cups    mil!.' .}   cup  earn,  bu.ttcr    size of  a  walnut.     1  aa-iing salt-spoon  salt  nnd "a  scant  tiapoon baking powder.   Mix baking  iwder   and   salt   thoroughly  in     tho  /in*   by .sifting;   rub   in   th'e   butter.  .at   the eggs    very light,  add     th'e  ill; and  cream and  beat thoroughly  itil  the consistency of a  thin paste  ���������r  patties.   Tho  iron   should ' bc.  piit  i to heat somo time before using, as  , that way it heats more evenly: it  ���������ould always he heated slowly. When  ��������� t,  grease  thoroughly on  one . side  lh a  piece of salt pork on a fork.  rn and grease the other,  close and  .*e  tlie grease a" chance to    spread,  ;n open and fill.    Put Llio batter di-  ';tly in thc middlo and let     spread  o all tho spaces.   If filled too full.  runs out,  burns and makes a  dis-  eeablo smell.   A nice sauce  to eat  .li  them  is made as follows: Make  yrup of sugar and water, and boil  lown until it begins to get ropey;  e from the fire and stir in a  wine-  -;s of sherry and a  dessertspoonful  vanilla.  tatoes are cooked, anil set tlieini,uncovered, on one side of tho fire to  dry. Then peel and dish up for tho  table.  Grease stains ou marble may bo  treated in this manner:���������Dissolve a  quarter of a pound of concentrated  lyo in half u pint ofcold water; add  to this enough whiting and fuller's  eartln���������half of eacli���������to make a thick  paste. Spread a thick layer on the  grease slain. Let it remain for several days, tlien brush off. If any  trace of I h'o stain remains wet the  dry mixture with boiling water and  put on another layer of the paste.  A   WfirtP TO  MOTHERS.  Too much cannot bo suid against  t'.'ic pernicious and inexcusable habit,  practised by mnny nurses ami mothers', of frightening children inlo  obedience.  Naturally, children arc fearless; hut  often while in their early infancy tlio  imagination has been so perverted by  thc visions presented to ��������� their believing infantile mind of tlie big dog that  will get them if tliey run inCo tlie  street, or of a big, cross man in a  dark closet, and such threats of tliose  who adort this method of discipling,  that the little ones bocomo pitiful  cowards, fearing tlic things that  s'iifluld give them ploastirc. * Unless  ���������possessed of a strong constitution,  th'e foundations are laid for .various  nervous troubles that will make tho  adult lifo a  misery. '  Never threaten children witli durk-  noss, or every .shadow or noise will  cause them to dread th'o approach of  an unseen foe, and th'e restful darkness of night becomes a 'dread and  terror. Front birth", children sliould  be accustomed to darkness, anil without light burning in the room.  Never scold a child' for being afraid;  nothing is more erroneous.. Reason  gently with them and accustom them  to tliat whicli th'ey fear. Fear 'has a  vevy depressing elTect upon all children, and some impressions are nover  entirely eradicated, and often produco  serious physical ailments, and a  dwarfed   intellect.  VEGHTAHLE  TTMI'J TABLE.  Baked potatoes,  -'10  to 40  minutes.  Sleam potatoes,  20 to 4.0 minutes.  Boil  polatoe.s    (in  Iheir skins),   20  to 30  minutes.  Doil   potatoes   (pared).   25   to     45  minutes.  Asparagus (young), 15 to    30 mia-  utes.  Corn,  (green), 3 2 to 20 minutes.  Cauliflower,   20  to  40  minutes.  Cabbage     (young),   ,'J5   to   GO  minutes.  Celery, 20  to ,'10 minutes.  Carrots,  one to two hours.  Lima or shell beans, 45  minutes to  1-i* hours.  Onions. .JO to 50 minutes.  Oyster  plant,  45  to  00  minutes.    .  Peas.   20  to  GO  minutes.  Pursni|is   (young/,   30  to  45     minutes.  ~ Spinach,  20  to GO minutes.  String beans,  30  to GO minutes.  Summer squash,  20 to  60 minutes.  . Turnips (young), 45 minutes..-  Tomatoes (slowed), 45 to GO minutes.  When vegetables are served witli  boiled salt meat th'oy must be cooked  in the liquor- from the meat after  it  h'as been  removed.  HINTS FOR HOME, LIl*'R.  fid  brass  which is  much tarnished  bo  cleaned  by  rubbing     tvith    a  fe of flannel dipped in warm vine-  Warm vinegar will also remove  [it stains from windows.  )iahby dark  leather will  look  like  slf-=r.ubbed���������ovcr^with=cith,er"���������liii^*  oil  or tlio well-beaten whito    of  'i"gg mixed with" a littlo black ink.  (sh  with  soft  dusters   until   quite  ljuid glossy.  niakingh'am toast stir a couple  [ggs in a saucepan  in  which     an  lie of butter has previously '.been  J ed.   Wlion  thick  tho mixture     is  li". .spread on hot buttered   toast,  grated,   cooked    ham   sprinkled  ���������llio' top.  lick   thread    stockings   will      la.st  Isr  if beforo being worn  thoy are.  I ml in a lather of Warm soap and  |v. then rinsed thoroughly in cold:  t'hen hang up  to  dry;  do 'not  |*������oap on them.   It is'advisable to  all  stockings     before"  wearing  [slate and pencil ought to liang in  well-appointed kitchen, so that  Ining needed for household use  tbe. entered upon at once directly  Iliscovery is made that th'o supply  l-xliatisled. Much    annoyance  H'ttiiis.be saved. :���������������������������     ...  |*er cat "anytliing that you Tcnow  |i;ees,,witK' you if yoii want to  : ix good complexion. Indigestion  |e of.-the"'"greatest "choimbs of lho  i nn'd-"for this reason the simpler  liad one eats th'e bettor. Fruit,  fresh or cooked, and green  |-il-Ie.s . should bo part of the  ..diet.  of the best remedies for cockles is to lay at night a piece of  1 cucumber peel about the places  |.rre<|iit*nt, and id tlie morning  lilies of tliem will be found dead  I'pc'icd, when tlioy can he hrush-  Tarid. burned. Tf this is repeated  le fir two nights th'ey will soon  rid of.  jiol, soak potatoes more, tlian a  [���������nilcs bef������rc cooking theni. An  |ul. pliin i.vlo bail potatoes in  _fins, as much' of tiio nourish-  llirown uwn.v wilh the pel.  I,'!' I lie water as siion as the po-  BABY'S  BATH.  Hy the time a baby is running about  Sic sliould have a dash ot cold water  on chest and neck a't least beforo  stepping out of liis morning tub. This  produces a healthful glow besides  toughening him and rendering liim  far less liable to catch cold. Indeed,  by the time a baby is two or three  months old his bath should gradually be brought to tepid instead of tho  warm water so generally used", as the  latter, in proportion to its wn rati th",  is weal-ening.  giving uAiiv mrui-gine.  Many young mothers have difficulty  in getting thoir babies to take medicine, saying they repeatedly spit * it  out. Where one i.s giving tasting  medicine* il is best just to hold the  little hand, or get someone to do it  for you, "while you hold the noso  gently, thus compelling baby to swal  j|i-,*Tt   l*i������_ 'invli'-inn,   HUMBLE PEOPLE AS KINGS  RULED NATIONS AED REFUSED  THRONES.  The Czar Is   Powerless���������Morocco's  Sultan Is In. the Hands of  Kaid MacLean.  John Bull is the most extensive  king owner in business. He owns  several monarchs and a small army  of Tnd in n princes, rajahs, mahnra-  jabs, holkurs, nizatns, sainhwns, and  so forth", and it is his duty to look  after their welfare and keeff tliem  out of mischief.  The Ameer of Afghanistan, for instance, is nominally "boss" of all  the Afghans, but he has not* only to  answer for his own sins and misdeeds, bul lie i.s hold responsible for  the errors of his owner, Mr. J. Bull.  The Ameer cannot call liis soul his  own, and without liis master he  would have no more control over his  country Ihu a the man in ths street  Would 'have.  Rajnh Brooke, of Sarawak, cou-  siders himself king'of that country,  but, ns a matter of fact, h'o is merely  an employee of John Bull; but the  Rnjnlf is a tactful monarch, and' is  seldom interfered  with.  Abdul Aziz, tho Sultan of Morocco,  Wns certainly crowned King of the  ���������Moore, hut, .nevertheless, ho is practically th'o property of Kaid Mac-  Lean, the famous Scotsman. and  Commander-in-Chief of the Moorish  Army. ?  FORGING THE CZAU*S NAME.  No Czar has ever liad full power  in Russia. General Loqis Melikoff  was tlic virtual ruler during the reign  bf Alexander IL, and lic did not fail  to wield the sword to'liis'own interests.  -Tlio present Czar, Nicholas IT., is  one of the saddest of monarchs. He  is an -Enipordr who h'as to .sutler for  his own mistakes and those of his  servants, wiio are really his masters.  The Czar was said to have robbed  Finland of its ancient Constitution:  but, lo sneak the truth, it was M.  Muraviefi*. This gentleman also drew  up and issued the famous Pence Proc-  tocol, and signed it in tho Czar's  name!  The L'mperor of China is, of course,  Kuang Hsu; but the Dowager-Empress owns him, ant! ho knows it too  well. She it i.s who exercises the  enliro functions of Government, and  if th'o unhappy Emperor lm'd tlie audacity to interfere with h'er, it i.s  more than possible that ho wou.l'd put  h'is h'oa'd in jeopardy.  . "Tiie Fa%'oiite Aide-de-Camp of tlie  Sultan-of lho Ottoman Empire" is  nol such an extraordinary title, but  life man who lias Hie honor of bearing it is nothing less than master of  his master, Abdul Hamid, th'e Sultan.  SPAIN RULED IIY AN IRISHMAN.  An Irishman ruled Spain with a  rod of iron for nearly thirty years.  His name does not appear on the roll  of sovereigns, but it will be remembered" long afler more' noble ones  have been relegated ' to . obscurity.  This astute .Irishman was the nolor**-  ious Leopold O'Donnell, and, like  Kaid MacLean, of Morocco, he undertook, in the beginning, the reorganization of tho Spanish' Army. Ifo rose  step by slop, until he was given th'e  rank of Commander-in-Chief. . Then  the crowned head discovered that in  employing the Irishman he had made  a bad mistake. O'Donnell was not  th'e man to let tho grass grow under  his feet, and hc made, up liis mind to  make himself a power. Tn tho long  run, the King became, to all intents  and purposes,  his private property.  When the German Emperor visited  the Paris Exhibition five of 'his subjects went with iiini. who were so  disguised as to resomble in the minutest-detail their Royal master. Tho  Emperor was well aware that ho  would be constantly watched by journalistic, spies, for absolute privacy  and freedom is a thing no monarch'  can have.  Iiurled" from power, tried, and shot at  Honduras.  Sir Henry Drurnmond Wold' once  declined the honor of ruling over  Roumelia. In 1878 ho was acting as  High" Commissioner for Europe for  thc reorganization of Iliat distracted  province. and Princo Doudoukolt  KhorsakoH of Russia startled him by  proposing that he should  become  KING* OF' ROUMELIA.  and be crowned witli pomp and ceremony at Philippopolis. Tlio proposal  had conic direct from the Czur, but  Sir Henry's reply was characteristic  of tho man. "No," was aU lie said,  nnd tho piince silently withdrew.  Soon afterwards Princo Alexander  Vogorides was offered thc t'hrone, but  he, too, declined it.  Tlle Count of Flanders in I860 hafl  the opportunity of reigning over the  province of Roumunia, but lie refused lho crown, and for vcry yootl reasons indeed.  'Gentlemen," said h'e to ilie Council  of Ministers who brought th'e olTor,  "if you can givo mo a guarantee that  I shall not bo assassinated, as was  M. Catargi, nor interred in a fortress  liko M*. Potrovski, I will be tlio King  of ltoi.unania: failing that I prefer .to  remain the Count of Flanders."  ���������Naturally the deputation, wero unable to give such a guarantee, and'  were forced to depart greatly discomfited at. tlic Count's answer.���������Fear-  son's Weekly....  INGENIOUS NERVE FADS  HAD NOT THOUGHT OF THAT.  Our ranking in tlie world depends  on what We do. not on what wo can  do, and so a young man discovered  when Iio applied to the manager of a  large department store for ' employment.  "What can you do',1" asked .jtlio  immnger,  abruptly.  "Most anything," answered (ho applicant.  "Cnn you dust?"  "Ves,  indeed."  "Then why "don't you begin on your  hat?" .."..*.  Tho young uinu had not thought of  that.  "Can you clean leather goods?"  "Oli, yes."  "Then's its carelessness on your  part that your shoes are not clean."  The younf man nad not thought of  that,  either. -  '.'Well, can you scrub?" , -,  "Yes.? indeed,"? was the' reply. \.  "Then I can give ypu. something to  do. Go out and try youjr strenj-'th on  that collar yoti Have on." .    .,  -y:-y'-A '"[i.s a ..'!���������"-;.'  THE GRUMBLING FARMER.  Tliis is a Persian story about a  poslmistlc farmer. "Good friend,"  suid a visitor, "you ara. fortunate  Wiis year." lie pointed to the heavy  and rich grain fields spreading as far  as th'o eyo could see. "You 'can't  grumble,:' h'e went on, "about your  crop tliis season, cit?" "No," whined  Uu-'pessimist, "but a crop lifcc this  is  terribly woarlug on the soil."   ._.   A   IHilASONAHLE  SUSPICION.  "Is Miss  Protty considered fast?"  "Gracious, Nol What put that  idea  into your head?"  "Wliy, r heard -Sprinter had buen  trying to catch hur for th* last sir  iiu-nllis."  TIIE GERMAN EMPEROR.  TKe Emperor desired to avoid being  recognized so far ns possible, so he  conceived the idea of attiring five  men, whose faces were similar to hi.s  Imperial Majesty's, in tlio same Und.  of^clotlic.s"thatTho~W'o"iTrd���������wear himself. They were of the same height,  build, and physique as their . Emperor, and their likeness was assisted by  the theatrical wig-maker and facial  artist.  The late King of Italy, when lie.  visited Vienna some years before his  untimely death, and when political  riots were rampant In th'at city, was  accompanied by three officers of his  bodyguard, who resembled him botli  in dress and features. The "dummy"  kings played thoir parts with conspicuous success;.. Crowds of peoplo  cheered thcm as they drove singly  tlirough the streets of Vienna, and  on one occasion the Emperor of  Austria embraced one of tliem, mistaking him for the King.  Mrs. Frank Sheldon, a famous authoress and explorer, while travelling  in Central Africa, was offered, and  refusal, a kingdom. One 'day she  appeared before the fierce Manyuema  tribe fn a gaudy crimson costume,  heavily braided witli gold. Th'e pretty frock had a magical effect on the  savage's," an'd th'ey elected her. as the  QUEEN OF THE MANYUEMA.  The inhabitants of th'o large village  lying at the foot of the Kilimanjaro,  voted her their tutelar deity, whilo  Uio whole of the male portion of another tribe of savages made her an  offer of marriage! All thoso Honors  Mrs. Sheldon politely refused, much  to the Africans' sorrow.  An Englishman named AVnller .was  offered a crown by the Nucaraguan  Provisional Government, but ho declined it, for the post, though exalted, was neither a comfortable nor a  paying ono. When offored th'e dictatorship, however, with *S.000.000 in  cash' and 50,000 square acres of lan'd,  he selzeS ft  with avidity.  Waller's fate was a sad one.'       Ho  stole a sacred feather c!oaK,- studded  with valuable jewels.   Thc .crime was.  brought   home    to him,  and he was  PERSONAL POINTERS.  Notes    of   Interest     About   Somo  Prominent   People,   f  W'hen Queen Alexandra wishes to  confer a sigaal favor on a lady she  presents her with a box of tho scent  which is manufactured for Hcr Majesty by a French perfumer, and  which is usually reserved for her particular use.  As is well known, the Princess of  Wales is an excellent swimmer, and  slio intends that her children sliall  go through a course of instruction  in swimming und life-saving. Queen  Alexandra and all her daughters,  loo, are good swimmers���������a Royal example which It would bo most desirable for all  women  to. follow.  Jn connection with Sir Francis Bertie's appointment" as British Ambassador at Paris it is pointed out  that this Embassy is tho plum of  Ih-itish diplomacy, being worth ������������"i0,-  000 a year. But this princely salary is exceeded by that paid to M.  Cambon, the French Ambassador in  London. Ke receives $00,000. This  is the largest sum paid to a nyc member of the world's diplomatic services.  Mr. Andrew Carnegie seldom handles a gun, but is a i ardent angler,  and will linger patiently for hours  beside a moorland stream. With the  view- of improving the angling on  his Skibo estate ho has constructed  salmon und trout hatcheries on an  elaborate and extensive scale. Tho  sites of the tanks arc on" tlic "uanxs  of the River Evilix, and the aid of  almost every' expert in Scotland has  been solicited in order to render the  scheme successful.  llio King is ono of the most calm  and collected of men in speech aiid  the last' person in the world to bo  surprised at anything; but often in  conversing with a friend ho punctuates tho conversation with a low  whistle, and hero and there will exclaim, "Really, you-do surprise mo!'  "Hear hear!" or "That's good!"  Tho Prince of Wales, like his illustrious sire, indulges in homely similes when chatting with friends, and  often ������������������ ejaculates, "Jimmy! is that  so?" Mr. Balfour favors tho expressions, "r'oiv peculiar!'���������* or "Positive,  ly gorgeous!" Lord Rosebery is fond  of saying "You know," "That's an  eye-opener," and "Now for tho  next."     Wlien Mr.  Chamberlain   has  SLEEP TILL THE DINNER BELL  FALLS.  Patients     Cured   by    tho   Violent  Process of Throwing Theni  Downstairs.  " 'Nerves,' "-remarked a well-known  mo'licnl man recently, "is th'e most  common complaint of the day. Wo  aro living at such high' pressure that  our nervous systems aro .shattered  beforo wo have reached tho prime of  nian.ioo'd."  I'lii* result has been to flood th'o  market with" all sorts and conditions  of patent medicines for restoring tone  antf energy to tho system, and innumerable fads havo sprung up, pandering  to tlio demands of tho nervous and  overstrained man. Some of them aro  most  ingenious.  A well-known London physician recently persuaded a patient to try a  curious experiment. Tho man was  suffering from mental fatigue, but  was so busy tlint Iio scoffed at tho  idea of taking a nap. in tiio middlo of  tho day. Ho finally agreed to tho  following: Ho would sit up in his  casy-ch'air every afternoon, Willi his  hands over his. knees, holding a dinner-bell in both hands. Tf ho. lost  consciousness nnd.. went to sleep, -lie.  would be willing to sleep for so loiift,  a time a'sit would take for the dinner-bell to fall to the floor and wako  him up.  Tlie Ih'eor.y of tlic specialist was  tliat the mere mental relaxation of  going to sieep, if only for a fow seconds, would suffice to save liiin.  LVery day for several month's' tho  man .who 'inherited' suicidal tendencies  sat down after luncheon With Uio  dinner-boll in liis liands. Every day  lie went to sleep,  SLEPT FOR HALF A SECOND,  while the boll fell to th'c floor, and  h'is mental condition improved steadily, partly, because of tho rest his  mind" got.by losing consciousness for  a second, and partly because oi his  interest in tlie extraordinary droams  which jiassed tlirough his brain while  the boll   was falling.  In direct contradiction to."this, another nerve specialist declared in tho  leading'medical journal a few months  ago that "forty winks" after midday  meal, was the most dangerous thing  a man could indulge in. To cure one  of "nerves," ho fouin'd it efficacious to  prescribe (lie abolition of luncheon.  Two meals daily���������at ten o'clock ia  the morning and eight o'clock at  night���������were nil the patient ought to  take. The formor to be a light repast of fish and a littlo fruit, with  cocoa or chocolate as a beverage; the  last meal to consist of more substantial faro, in tho way of meat���������no potatoes���������vegetables, and fruit or milk-  pudding. Six' hours sleep ^Jiould bo  taken,  and tlie first hour after rising  should .be.->*ovotod - lo   _nriK*nii-g,       or  -'other  manual  labor.  A curious snake-ring, which is  claimed to havo restorative qualities,  is on the market. Tlio wearer of this  ring is supposed to. feel a continuous  current of electricity passing into  liim, which.ads upon tlic nerves, an'd  keeps calm the mind.  Another electric Invention for lost  nerves is  THE MAGNETIC  HAT.  wliieli is constructed on similar prin- j  ciples   to   the   ring.   Where  the     leather band    is   usually    found  ia  felt I  hats  is a  shining circlet of  tliin metal,  highly  magnetized.     The current  being in direct contact with tlio "head,  the inventor claims it to be   a more  effective and eflicacious application of  tho    ring   principle     to  the euro     of  "nerves." *~  The late Tir.  liu'dd was  reported to  SMILE AT SORROW.  Toko tho sorrow as it comes.  Though the thunder boat its  drums  To tho merry heart and strong  Even tho thunder is a song;  And thc livid lightning may  In tlio darkness light your way.  What is sorrow,  but a night  Whore the darkness dreams of light';  Where a shadow is a thought  Of a   morning God has wrought;  Where Lovo sees tho red bloom fall  Tn the light that lives for all.  Take tho sorrow as it comes;  Life,  in grief,  a  glory sums;  And there's not a morning bright  Hut has slain some ghost of night.  Just one sunbeam on  its sod.  And  tho  world  smiles,   and     thanks  God!  heard a doubtful story he will often  jerk out, "H'm. that's-tall!" or  "Pretty elastic,  isn't it?"  The only private collection of wild  animals where lions have been bred  is at Hazlemoro Park, Buckinghamshire, England, the property of Mr.  Leadbelter. The collection in.clu.dos  lions, a brown bear, a puma, a leopard, tigers, hyaenas, wolves, jackals,  camels, vicunas, alpascas, llamas,  yaks, pigmy buffaloes, zebus (the  miniature cattle of Ceylon), - jioccar-  jes _frpm_Ilrazil,_.Syriaii-.shcop, -monkeys, macaws,? and parrots. in the  summer theso animals are ranged  out in their cages, and runs on the  lawn in front of the house; in tho  cold weather they arc housed in  warm sheds.  The Grenadier Guards can boast of  having the oldest soldier in the  firigado of Guards' in Drummer .).  Woolcock, who has just ontcred his  forty-seventh year and completed  thirty-three yoars' service, tie commenced his career iii the S2nd Foot  (Prince, of Wales's Volunteers), aud  after serving his twelve years with  the colors 'rc-cnlisted in the Grenadiers;"!;"e "was transferred to the  drums :in 188r>, and now pluys tho  big drum at the depot. Drummer  Woolcock has six long-servico and  good-conduct badges, has lieen a  markshian every year since ho first  enlisted, and company shot for live  consecutive years* ' He has only had  one furlough, in thiity-thrco years.  The Grand Duchess of Baden has  just profited by the opportunity of  doing a graceful action under very  unusual;circuinstahces". On August  Cth, 187.0, an inhabitant of" Hada*:  mar,* in HesserNassau, named Joseph  Kneip, was '.''wounded at the Battle  oif .Worth by a bullet' froni a Chasse-  pot". Ah operation failed to discover the ��������� . ball, .which . remained in  'Kneip's body for thc nox'; thirty-four  years. On the 24th June last, however, it suddenly made its appcar-  ,ancc of its own accord. In a letter  to a friend ^at Trior Kneip recounted  thc incident, adding that the wound  had now entirely healed, and that  he was in hotter health than at any  time since tho date of tho baltle.  The Grand Duchess read of tho inci-.  de-nt in a newspaper, and wrote to  Kneip asking that the bullet might-  be sent for hor to see at Karlsruhe.  It was sent accordingly, and Kneip*  has now received it back again, so.t  fn a gold mount and bearing tho  lascrlption, -'.'.Worth, August Cth,'  ,1870."-  h'ave cured patients of certain complaints by the violent process of  throwing tliem downstairs. Not  (ptilo so drastic, but on' th'o same  theory that shock' euros shook, is the  method of a Gcf'nian nerve specialist.  He lias fitted up tliree elaborate consulting-rooms, in which' all kinds of  mechanical ' surprises tiro possible.  Four lou'd-tonod electric bells clang  out simultaneously at his bidding. A  crash as of fulling china is secured in  one room. All the terrors of an explosion _.<'nn_be_fcll_by-t'hc -pa tion t.-or  lic can bo startled.hy tlie ear-splitting  screams of engine-whistles. Tlic nervc-  afifocted invalid has to go through all  these terrors, and the specialist  claims that the results justify hi.?  claims to liavo discovered I Iir: most  effectual   "curo"  of thc  lime.  THAT'S  STRANGE.  There was a lawyer in B  whoso  name was Strange, and it was said  that never sinco he had started in  his profession had lie told a lie. Hut  ono day Ko died, and a collection wns  raised among those who knew him  for tho erection ot a memorial stone.  After they got it a dispute aroso. as  to what would bo th'o most suitable  Inscription to put ou it. Tliey all  any interest in the matter., but nothing seemed suitable. At last the  person referred to was asked what  h'o th'odght about it.  "Woll," said fjo, ."I have something short an'd sweat. "How's this:  'Here lies tlic body of a lawyer who  nover  told tx lie.1"-  "But people won't know wiio Ho  was,"  they protested.  "Well,"  lie said,   "whon peoplo  see  th'at      inscription,      thoy     will     say  'That's Strange,' and so it is."  _ _.-, :���������  A  RARE  OCCASION.  As new worefs are coined for new  uses, so language must contain blanks  where words have never been needed.  Commander Perry, th'e Arctic explorer, was ono "day talking to a group  of friends wiio wero greatly interested about life in the extreme latitudes.  "Do you speak lho Eskimo language?"   asked  one.  "Vos."  "Whnt is it like? For instance,  how would an Eskimo say 'good-  mor'iu'ng'?"  "Hc wouldn't say it," returned the  commander with a smile.  "Not say il? Arc social cu.st.onis  entirely lacking thoro'.'" ~*  "No, but you see," said the - explorer, "it is a country whore they  would liavo occasion to i(so those  words only once a year. So you see  thoy  don't  liavo  tliem."   A   A  ONE-IDEA  ANIMAL.  "An elephant never injures a person when.it is busy," said a well-  known animal trainer. "It may  sound strange, but thore ls not ul  caso on record of one gulling bad-  lemporcd when it was performing or  working-. The reason, I think, is  that the elephant is an animal of  one idea. That is, it can think of  only ona thing at a time.  "When you put an elephant at  work it gives its whole attention to  thc task. Great power of concentration? No, just inability to think  of two things at once.  "That samo trait, I lake it", is  what makes an elephant sucli a vic-  | iotis animal when it gels angry. It  can think of nothing but what lias  made it angry, and it will not stop  until it has done something desperate."   .   EGYPT'S  RULER   A  LINGUIST.  Abbas II., Khedive of Egypt, is  one of the best-educated young rulers  of the time. ,lle f-u'eaks six languages  fluently���������Kngli.sh', French, German,  Italian, Arabic and Turkish. and  has visited every cajulal in Europe.  H'is linguistic attainments arc duo*to  the variety of tlic tutors and preceptors of his youth". 'An English  governess began his education, wh'icfi  was cnirk-'d on at thc Haxious school  ���������at Geneva, and later at the Tlicresia-  n'um,   in   Vienna.  -���������   fast  PROVERUS.  It  is better  lo  make  friends  than to mako fust friends.'  A little widow is a dangerous thing.  There's many a sip 'twixt tlio cup  and tlie lip.  Many hands.want light  work.  AH tliat n man knowetli will lie tell  to his wife.  He "'tlint is surety for n stranger  shall bo wiser the next time.  lie laughs best whose laugli lasts.  A bird oui a bonnet is worth ten on  a plate.  Let hiin now sneak or hereafter hold  (his piece of information for ii good  price.  Eat your steak or you'll have stew.  A lie in timo saves nine.  Some      aro    boin    widows,   some  achieve widowhood,* whilst others have  widows thrust  upon  lhem..  .? God.gives its our relatives.     Thank  God wo can choose our friends.  A.s���������y~4������������������  SATISFIED   HtM.  She���������"Stop! You shan't kiss ino tonight���������at least, not before I have had  an explnnntion. I heard to-day that  you had been engaged to sixteen different  girls."  Ho---."But     that  was  beforo   I  seen your angol  face, my love."  S*ho���������"So  it  was.  to bo. aure.  never thought of th'at."  GLASSHOUSES IN ENGLAND.  . At thc present time there arc some  1,300 acivs in England covered over  with glass, which* if stretched in one.  straight line would form a glass hothouse a good deal longer than tlio  length of England, and about .1.0 feet  in wiil tli. Fifty years ago tho acreage covered by glass-lioi-ses "did not  exceed mucli morc than 200. From  the 1,500 acres of glasshouses aro  produced annually about 0.000 tons  of tomutQC*!, 2,000 tons of peaches,  .ind i.o'.IO  tons of. grapes.  had  "'Don't you think," asked Mrs. Okl-  castle, "thai our minister is becoming sonu-whut recondite?" "Oif, I  don't     know,"    replied     lier  hostess.  Josiuli thinks so. but it don't seem  to. me that lie weighs a jiound more  thnn he ought to for a man as tall  as  liim."  Mr.' Goodman (showing H'm wife  round the counting-house)���������"And  tlicsc are the day books." Mrs. Goodman,���������"Ves. Now show mo the niglit  books!" Mr. Goodman (mystified)-���������  "Th'o niglit books7" Mrs. Goodman  ���������"Yes; tlioso th'at you liavo to work  ovcr at night, and tliat keep you  down hero until two in tlic'morning."   .'  *t  "I alius know Roub would turn'out  a kin'dhcartod boy," said tho old  lady, wiping away a tear with th'e  corner of her apron. "In Miis here  letter hc sez: 'Please send me another  twenty-five dollars. The other nil  went to feedin" the kitty.' "���������  ,0<>0<>0<><><><K>-C>0 o-o-ooo o-oooo*  YOUNG  FOLKS  OOOOOOMO<H>CKK>00<KH>0*'><X  KENNETH     AND  A  YELLOW-CAT..  Kenneth' was a little boy, six ycar_  old;  Tom was a  big yellow cat.  One Sunday morning in November  the wind blew the rain in slashes  against the window of Kenneth's nursery. Kenneth was very unhappy because muuui had goao to church awl  he. was left with his nurse, who could  aot tell slorics. "Kenneth gazed upon  the bnck yards antl the high whito  fences being washed by thc rain. Op*-  posilc his point of vision was a sldo  of a church, t'ho windows of which'  looked dingy and faded. Next tha  church was a school for little boys  who had no fathers and mothers, and  who w-oro their hair cut just alike.  Kenneth' sighed and traced a 1 ig on  the window, w'.'iore liis breath had  misted the glass. Would th'o minister  ever stop talking and let mama como  liooioV  Soon no less a porsonagc than Tom.  tho yellow cat, entered Kenneth'a  dreary world. Kenneth's liouse waa  near tho corner of tho .ilock, and"  closely faced tho profile of a red brick!  house ^whicli stood on a side street'.  Up th"e"back~of tin's building climbed:  a vigorous wistaria vine, clinging to  a wiro and reaching to tho roof.  It swayed in tho wind aiid was beaten  by thc rain. v .  Tom was thin and hungry and lli-i  day was cold. He craved a warm,  tender Sunday dinner, and rem_������n.bor-  ing tho birds' nests of yore, was  climbing; deftly up tlie slender viae.  Ho dug liis sharp claws Into -tho  stalk viciously, and when liis sup-  port;swayed, gave voice to liis dis-  comfi litre in cat-h"owls. Up he tore,  shaking off leaves, bending _,_d cracking twigs. Ifo reached a bird's nest.  Lo, lho thing was a hollow mockery!i  There were no birds in it this timo  of year. Tom gavo vent lo his disappointment in howls.  Up tfie vine farther a sparrow cocked an eye at the intruder inquiringly. What meant this savage climbing? Tfim. growled and determined to  iiavo the sparrow. Ah, how savory ho  would be! Up Tom climbed. When  hc liad reacheif a part of Uie vina  which" was opposite the fourth story *  of tiio house, th'e sparrow warily fluttered away. "^  Tom's cat soul was a tempest of  wrath. Ho growled; h'e dug his claws  into tho slender vine; lie called and  cried and showed his misery in every  way.  So inleat had ha been on the pri7_i  hc sought that lie forgot how far Iio  was climbing. He had never been up  so high in his life before. Tho wind  blew and thc vino tossed nnd rocked.  Tom gazed downward and grew diz7.y.  ICermct-K had CovgotAen. hia w-rong.<*  and was watching tho drama with interest.  It was evident that Tom could not"  easily get down. He tried to descend  backward, but in this way he-broko  many twigs and ran a great risk of  losing h'is footing. Once one foot did  slip, nn'd Kenneth held h'is breath".  With a howl, the animal'dug hi., nails  in deeper, an'd pausing, contemplated  Uio  descent  miserably.  Thc cries attracted tlie attention of  th'e peoplo in the house. At a window throe -liltlo children appeared.  They stretched fortji tlioir hands toward Uie tossing vine and called,  "Kitty! kitty!" Tom surveyed tho  distance between himself and the window-sill dubiously; then ho looked toward the ground. No, the risk" wu  too great! If he should lose his aim  ���������horrible to fancy! Kenneth hh'ud-  dcrcd.  Slowly Tom tore his way downward, leaving Fne children beholding  liim with' commiseration.  At a window on the floor below, a  young man and a young lady appeared. They beheld' the cat's plight  ancl disappeared, to reappear with a  bed-slat, which Uiey poked toward tho  cat, urging him to use it ns a gangplank to safely. But th'c bed-slat  frightened poor Tom. He scrambled  awny from it in terror.  Hc was iieai-ing_tlie_ground___oor.   and-Kenneth_br"_i*.tlicd more easily.  Tom would soon ha. in the yard. But  something happened! Tom became  deeply engrossed in a second-story,  window. Behind tho glass was another cat. Forgetting his former cautiousness. Tom leaped. Ilravo! Ho  reached the sill! But what wa.i this  something between Tom and tlie c-lh'er  cat? You could sec through it, bul  you could not got Ihrough' it. Tom  tried to scratch it, but it wa.s too  slippery.:? Ho. could- not climb up it;  Iio could not get into, thc room; hn  could not jump 'down to the yard  below. What was Tom to dof 'iho  rain beat into his faco; he paced itgi  and down the sill like nn animal in _  cage.  If only  tlie vine  would stop swaying!  But the  vine  would  not.     Back  and forth, back and forth it h'eaved.  Tom   was   hungry. Tlie  vine  was,   at'  this    point    ip.     its  course,   ton  feet  away.  He mastered  his courage;     ha  crouched    down;     lie    tightened     hit  muscles; ho steadied liis nerve*-..     Tho  wind  paused.   He sprang.  ��������� Bravo! bravo!    Kenneth clapped hi*  hands and jumped for joy.     Thc caB  .  was a   hero!       He    had reached th.   -  vine!    He was safe!*..'..'  Kenneth' turned. Tliere was innoia.  behind liim, .and smiling.  "O, mamma. I will tell you about  Tom!" cried Kenneth".   ������������������   NOT THAT KIND.  An old farmor, who by hard work  an'd parsimonious habits, bad got together a littlo fortune, decided that  tho time liad at Icngih' arrived wlien  h'o was justified in ordering a family  carriage.      Tie    went    to   a  carriai;o  1  ���������4$M  J*  '    ii  "**  AND  OWNERS.  "That, horse. Brown Had 'has dono a  funny tiling for a   _������ad���������������_>__* to do."  "Wft'nt was tliat?"  "It  has   changed   liands,".  Th'e celebrated soprano Was in the  middle ofjier solo when little Johnny [builder's and dcscribccV .n detail what  said to h'is mother, referring to the kind of a vehicle he wi_h'od to buy.  conductor of tlie orchestra: -���������"Why | "Now I sup_oso you want rubber  does that man hit at tlio woman witli tires?" said tho carriago builder,  h'is stick?" "Hc is not hitting at| "No. sir," roplied the old fanner,  lior," replied liis mother. "Keep In tones of resentment. "My folka  quiet." "Well, tlien. what la sh'o'ain't" that kind. When tlicy'roriding*.  liollerin'  for?" (th'oy want to know  it." __as3_____a_i'.���������',-< j <-._*?������ *i sa.i_i_.a-ga  Thirty Years Before  tho Public.  Twelve Thousand in  Actual Use.  They are the product of money, brains unci experience���������substantial Pianos for people who buy, lint one instrument in a  lifetime. Thoy look well, sound well and wear well. Yet  with all their goodness they are sold at a reasonable price on  easy terms. A card with your name and address wiil bring  yoii our illustrated catalogue and an explanation of our easy  lime system of payments, of which you. may avail yourself, no  matter where you live.  MASON    &    RBSCH    PIAMO   CO.,   LTD.  32 KING STREET WEST, TORONTO, ON   .  J. Macleod, Agent, Second Street.  nr_nnTfwTn'   in   " 1 ' iy n -^p*���������*���������  Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  Published   every Thursday.     Subscription 52  per year.   Advertising rates 011 application.  Changes of advertisements must lie in before  noon on Wednesday to insure insertion.  Job Printing in all its branches promptly and  neatly executed.  CZ1V Thursday, Feu. 9, 1903.  RUINING    THE   LUMBER  J.   IMDUSTR1.  A recent issue of tho Calgary Herald  has the following to say regaiding tlie  lumber industry of this province :  "No one disputes that the British  Columbia industry is being destroyed.  Ko one questions that the lumber interests of the. states adjacent to the  Canadian border .'ire nourishing.  "Why this difference ?  "IL would occur L> lhe mn-iv-of ovil'm  ary intelligence that the collapse of a-  liusiiie*=*5 involving hundreds of millions of dollars io western Canada  would command the set ions attention  of the Dominion government, but  apparently it does nol.  ������������������Politics ought not to figure in sueh  a proposition, but every school boy  knows that it does.  "Tlie Territories and Manitoba is  the great market for British Columbia  lumber. The consumption' in that  market was enormous last year. Thc  building operations in western Canada  exceeded all previous years in 1901.  Every little town in the Territories  and every big one employed every  man capable of driving a nail or pushing a handsaw, yet in spite of tbis  colossal activity the British Columbia  lumbering industry is being driven to  the wall.  "Does it require any particular  ~wiidon7~t^M  of prosperity in the lumber camps of  British Columbia would benefit every  citizen of Canada one way or another  and this could be realized by a $2 per  thousand protective tariff'on rough  lumber from the Stntes, and yet this  concession cannot be secured."  Some fine hens for sale cheap.    All  blooded slock.     Apply to L. A. Fretz.  Startling-   Parallel   in   the Two  Revolutions.  Most remarkable is the parallel between tiie outbreak in Russian anil  the French revolution, not only in tho  conditions of the uprisings, but also iu  the physical aspects and tho progress  of events.  Both movements, beginning merely  us protests against conditions which  imposed discomforts mid hunger upon  the working   classes ,   soon, burst, al  bounds and became political revolts. ���������  ���������*���������  The marcli of the Uii*>$ian mob ou  the Tsarkoe-Selo and the seizure of  the royal family would make the parallel complete.  KKisxrn HUVOLUTION  liouis XVI���������Heir, *1 years old.  Causes���������Poverty of the people, high  taxes, up voic<. in the government,  oppression-by the nobility and ths  church.  Makeshift parliament, known as the  Third Kstate, organized under royal  edict, but its rights curtailed.  1 Net-leer, lmiiistei? of finance, looked  upon to regenerate France, dismissed  by the king. .   ' "  Loui-s XVI retires with royal family  to Vei'Siiilic-s, just outside Paris.  Masses caii upon Louis XVI to savo  tbem from the rapacity of the nobility  .embarrassment ?  "Canada has the market nnd the  ���������material and yet her industry slumps  while the foreign producer supplie-*  the demand in tbe Canadian west.  The dollar sent into tbe United St-ite.**  for lumber never returns, but the  dollar sent into Brili'sh Columbia  comes back to the Territories in the  form of salaries to laborers, for products of the ranche and farm, and  manufactured articles.  "In Uie face of this astonishing situation in tbe west, the reports from  Ottawa.are that 'the government has  given the Brit is-li Columbia lumbermen  little reason to hope for any change in  the tariff.'  '���������The Canadian lumber dealers offer  to guarantee absolutely that no advance will  take place  in Ihe pi-ice of  Bastille stormed by frenzied mob  ,iiul destroyed. Disturbances in all  ptirts of the country. Barricades in  the street** .'���������!' Paris.  Mob goes to Veisaille-i and compels  j king to return to Paris.  Heign of terror, king and Millie  Antoinette linheadud.  Democratic government established.  'iff-.-! .1 .V    HKVUMJTTON'  Nichol'-.s II ���������Ilfir, 5 month*, old,  Causes ���������Poverty of tbe workmen,  .xci-SMivc' taxation, iio voice in the  government, e-ceosHive oppression by  the grand dukes, i.'jro-iucriicy and  holy synod.  JCeinstvos, representing the peasants  and workmen,  demand   more  liberty  but powers are modified by tbo czar.  Prince Mit-sky, piinistcr of  interior,  s  ���������uE  The Reason of this Remarkable  Fact���������A Tale of two Hunters  of    Early   Days    in   British  Columbia.  Back in !.*.' <".".!.���������;'���������.y, crumbling memories of some nf the oldest of the old-  timers, live tales nf lights with Indians  in the. curly days nt British Columbia.  There were bloo-ly lights and lights  Unit were nut of the j;ory variety.  Away up in Cussiar, the trading folk  had a regular shooting festival, with  redskins us targets for the rifle bullets.  But tbat was along iime ago���������dnys  when Cariboo wns yet a dream.  Then tliere have been bloodless  fights. Ono of these was probably  the most potent of all encounters that  have taken place withiu half a century. Since the day of that picturesque battle, when tbo wit of two  Irishmen was stacked up against the  hurrahs of a hundred of the tribesmen of the Kootenays, one- particular  section of the upper countrj- lias been  avoided by the native race.  Few people have ever beard that  not a single Indian is to-day to be  found in the, Lnrdcttu. Tbis is the  story of the..removal* of thb' Indians  from tbe Lardeau���������their migration  to other fields of effort.  Thirty-five years ago Stephen Bed-  grave and Charley Gallagher were  the best known pioneers of the Kootenay. Both were Irish. Gallagher  became the wit of a Legislature., a few  years later and could tell the yarns of  escapades of bis earlier days witli the  best of them���������but that is another  story. ��������� 0  ln the ntituinn of 1S05, Gallagher  and KedgiMve were prospecting the  country around Trout Lake. Dining  the season they bad packed in a considerable supply of grub with tl-.e  intention of staying there for tl.e  winter. ���������  II was not long before an inquisitive  band of the Kootenays engaged in  limiting bad como across the signs of  encroaching civilization and cast  envious eyes on the outfiL of the while  men. A council of war was called  and the Indian decided, after inany  powwow's, to dispatcli nie~lxos-.ins.-___.  to the happy hunting grounds. The  trip, according to tho Indians' view of  the. case, would be a Shmt one, ancl  pale faces would have Utile need cf  grub to burden themselves in making  the trip.  Unfortunately for tl-.e plans of the  trihesmen. their scheme was lipped oil'  by a friendly klouch, and the two  men devised a cunning plan to circumvent the Indians. So .cunningly  was the deception carried out that the  marauders never dreamed of the deception until it was too late.  The frost of approaching winter was  in the air, when down swooped the  warriors with many a piercing war-  whoop to pillage the camp. To their  astonish.nent the natives found Gallagher busily engaged in filling in a  ttencl. in which --Redgrave* was being  buried with "his -head just showing  above the ground. As thej- approached, tbe Irishman, with all-lhe vehemence his native tongue could command, accompanied lij- frantic gestures, waveu them buck. They f.tiled  at first lo understand, but at lhe cry  .pfsmallpox from   Gallagher, a look of  LEGAi-  KING'S  COLLEGE SCHOOL  Imxalj *������ B������*������.t������ Who 4-*lro th-lr ml to_*���������*,-��������� horn, fa*"*  ������yi-_*_. ~ ^ comfort, WHI. i-welYlng t. ���������uperio-  IHTEUEOTUAL, MORAL AMD PHYSICAL TRAINING.  It has mot with rotnatlcahlt -ucceu ln  eSMPETITIVC   EXAMIHATIONS  AHD  ATHLETICS,  ind llbu th������ -o*ilU_lice .nd TOtronw* ofm_.pTot tho hoot  f_nSlll_iTHei>_*-n������ Set)*. Mb. Referencei i Tho Lord Bl*ho*> of  SjWw^*Xta*ESri lK St. Dr. rontntth. Archdeacon ot  SSL^rt^UEVVC.J.BRENTON.MJl., Head Master.  nt BSSIUIU) ST.. VAJiCOUTX*. B. ft "*���������  NOTICK.  Notice Is hereby (riven tlint thirty dnys after  ditto I intend lo iii'i-ly tn llio Chli.*! Commissioner of l.aiuls ami Works for 11 speeinl license  to ''in unci furry nwav limber from lhe follow-  lug Uescrtbt.il liuuls in llio l.illooel district:  1 CoiiimoiH-ltiK ������t 11 post lnnjked "J. P. Me*  UnMrk-k's south we*ieornor post," und plnnted on tho west hunk of Upper Adnms river  11 bom two miles below s. Cave's timber clnlni.  ihi'iiee north Sll ehnlns, thenee enst Ml chains,  lliouoo south l*l. chains, thenee west SO chains  to llio |ilaee of commencement.  ���������2. Commencing nl 11 post mnrked "J ]'. >Ie-  (iohlrlck's souih west corner post," nml plant*  ed nbunl four nnd n Iinlf miles below B Cave's  limber ehilm, thenee north 80 chnins, theneo  eii.il SO chnins, thenee sonth 80 chnins, liienee  west SO ehnlns to lhe plnee of commencement  Dated this '.MUi dny of October, 1901.  j.r. Mccior.DiucK.  NOTICE.  Notice is herebv Riven that CO daysafter dute I  intend toapply to I lit* Honorable The Chief Commissionerof Lands nod Works for permission to  purchase the following described limits tn the  District of West Kootenny.  Commencing at u post planted on the south  shore of the North-East Ann of Upper Arrow Lake  in Blind Hay and maiked "G. S. Mef'arter'snortheast corner post," thence south 20. chains, thonce  west 40 chains, thence north 20 chains more or loss  to the south shore of the North-Kast Ann of Upper  Arrow Lako, thenee east 40 chains to tho point of  commencement, containing SO acres moro or los������.  Dated this 30th December, 1004.  G. S. MCCAItTKH.  NOTICE.      ?  Notice i.s hereby Riven Hint thirty days after  date wo intend to apply lo the Honorable the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  license to eut and carry away timber from the  following described lands:��������� *.. ���������       ������������������������������������������������������*.  Commencini; nt a post, planted on the north  boundary of Fred Robinson Lumbar Company's limit at MeLnpnge's s. w. comer on Mb  creek, n. e arm Upper Arrow Lake; thence  west BO ehains; thenee uorth SO chains; thenee  east 80 chains; thenee south Su chains to point  of commencement.  EMPIRE LUMBER COMPANY.  lumber   if  a'.tariff  is  pliiwid  on lhc   wh-. suggested maiiy  reform!?, fjipcrc-  loiigh stock from the States, Imt in  spite of this solemn engagement, Uio  wise men at Ottawa are unable lo  afford relief.  '���������.Shorn of ollicial red tape and political expedients this very much resein-  Viles rank .favoritism for foreign trade  io say untiling of suicidal business  methods.  "The western consumers of lumber  prefer to patronize home industries,  yet the wisdom of the Dominion ministry makes it impossible.   A revival  ���������liter! by czar and threatens resignation.  Nicholas TT, I'.-ti!'..*'. wjth royal fam-  illy loTs.-irHkoe-.Solc. a few initc-j out*  side f_i. T'litersbiirg.  Strikers appeal to t'/.ar to right  tlieir wrongs, assuring bin) that hp  shall not be. harmed,  Vast crowds of men and women  marcli l.o the Winter palace to demand redress; troops open fire and  thousands fall; streets barricaded and  tenor reigns,  fi'ight7:!mKlea"th������jir^TaTlT^f{rSf-rOT"'cl  the onrush wns stopped. The average  reel rii'in has no need for a. translation  of tbe name of thr.* dioA'l disease. YU:  knows the lingo and lias a strong  belief in the earth cure himself. So  the Indians abandoned the raid and  turiii-.'i ti.eir fittenlion to ridding  themselves of tlm di.se.ihe that they  were certain they had caught. They  went down on the beach nnd began to  dig trenches for themselves in the  siunl. Tiie prospectors wanted nothing bettor than this and tbey lost-no  time hi vnaking for IJie lapjling. at the  bend of tiie lake.  Tbe following spring there arrived  at Colville, Wash., where a Hudson's  flay post, then thiivefl.. a trapper  n,-(,nir-,l N<tls Jleijiars. I[e was the  fou ruler of tlio Big llcnd country acid  11 poled traveler. Tluit spring he  brought a bundled and ninety wolf  skin? to tho trading post. He told  the story tluit. ho bad got thcm in the  north country. When pressed for*  fi'irlljor inforpintion he suid that" he  had run across fi, big fiaalc (A tirfi)*ier  wolves feasting on tlie remains) of a  number of Indians, as thoy lay in  tlieir self-made graves unable to pro.  tect thfiips'-'lvyg. The Kootenays were  all dend. Since then no Indian will  enter lhe border of the (.arilciui.  Demurs declared later, in order to  add to llic; interest of I j)������ jiiculpnt,  tint lie bad placed strychnine on (hi-  bodies of the Indians and bad thus  poiHonoi. t|io wolves who?e skins lm  sought. Anyway lin ch-iircfl tbe  country of wolves.���������Vancouvor Province,  NOTICE. *  Notice ts hereby given that thirty days after  dale we intend to apply to the Honorable the  Chief 1 omnilssioncr of Lands and Works for  license to eut and curry away timber from thc  followiiii* described hinds:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the north  west comer of fred l.obtnson's Crown Grant  fi mated on Big ereek, n. e. arm Upper Arrow  Lake; thenee south 8(1 chains; theneo west SO  chains; thence north'SO chains; thence east  SO chains to point of commencement.  EMPIRE LUMBER COMPANY.  .NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given tbat thirtv days aftor  dale we intend to apply to the Chief Commissi ner ol Lands nnd Works for a twenty-one  veers' lease to cut all the timber tributary to  i'ive Mile Creek, in tne district of West Kootenay, deseribed as follows:  Commencingat a post, planted at the north  east corner of Peterson's Limit on the bank of  Klve Mile Creek, thence running along both  sides of Five Mile Creek to a post planted  near west fork of snid Five Mile creek on or  near the Standard Ha.In trail, tlience running  one mile in eneh direction (enst and west)  Ihence along in a southerly direction to within one mile of Columbia rKcr, thence buck to  initial post and place of eommencemeiil. ���������  ������������������ *Oali*fl.thi.s 20th'dav.nf-.Tn*-m*.**.y, 100&. - - ���������  BEVELSTOKE'ihjMBER CO., LTD.,  Per E. Schunter, Agent.  TOI1N MANNING SCOTT,  Hnrrister, Solicitor, Etc.  First Street "      -���������'*.��������� jjcvclstoke, P. V.  fJARVEY, M'CARTEI it PINKHAM  Barristers, Solicitors, 1CIC.  Solicitors for Imperial Hank of t.nnadn.  Compniiv funds H. loan nt*S per cent.'  FnioT Stkekt, Kevelstoke 11. O.  aawffiwwtffiwffwmmromwwwffl!  ���������5S****-  c>-  ���������fiB*-*���������  e#*���������  es-*-  a:*���������  *es���������������  ���������a*-**���������  ���������SJ***-  oa-**���������  r^i  YOUR  UUl'ill   S.  CAYLKY  U'liT'-der and Solicitor.  Ol'l'ICK-Corner First Street and l.uyle  Avenue, ltevelstoke, 11. C.  SOCIETIES.  LOYAL OliANGE LODGE No. NI5S.  Hegular meotlugs are held in thc  Oddfellows Hall on the Third Friday of eneh mouth, at S p 111. sharp.  Visiting brethren c-ordlnllv Invited  J. A. Ai'IIl'SON. W. M  lt. J. 'I'AGGJCRT, ltee.-See.  KOOTENAY STAR, R. B. VA  Meets on First Tuesday of every month, tn  I. O. O. F. Hull.  ... aciieson. w'.-r.  It: J.TAGGE11T, KECI.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of   P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, D. C.  MEETS EVERY WEPNESDAY  in Oddfellows' Hall at S  o'clock Visiting Knights are  cordially invited.  J. JJ. SCOTT,  C. C  STEWART McPONALP, K. of K. i: S.  11. A. BROWN, M. of 1'.  ������>-  ���������fiito���������  li*���������  O*���������  ���������SC*-  (SS���������  -BBS*���������  *><*_*>  Tu wrnr jvtiod glasses. To llioso wbo have to woik  aiul i't cl tliat thuir i-yis .'iro continually iicbinp;  from 1 hat. cause should wear a pair. Tho troublo is  that flic majority of peoplo do not know tluit the  riulil. ulas.u-.*! will uivi* that needed rest.  WI-' \VILL* I0XAM1NK YOUR EYES FREE OE  I'iiAlltil':, ami if you feel Iliat you are. justified in  wcai-iiitf glasses we cun lit you. A largo quantity  always iu stock..  RA. -'ALLUM,  WATCHMAKER,  AHD OPTICIAN  -UMiMIMWIMiaMMWi  DOK'T .SUFFER  A&3Y LOKSES  Save Your  EYES  mi nation  J. GUY BARBER,   -   Jewel lor, Optician  Camp Mountain View, C. VI. 0. W.  Meets in Selkirk Hall everv Second and  Fourth Krldnvnl each inimtli at S n m. Viblt-  ing Choppers cordially iinited to attend.  Y. H. DOUIIN'E, Con.Com.  II. W. EDWARDS, Clorl;.  Dr. Morrison  DENTIST  Oflice Over Bews' Drug Hlore, Mackenzie Ave.  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  DEER    HEADS,    BIRDS, ������������������ ANIMALS  MOUNTED.  REVELSTOKE,  B. C  NOTICE.  . Xotice is hereby givon that thirty days after  dale 1 intend to apply tp the ChielConimis-  >loner of Lands and Works forspocial licences  to cut and carry away timber from the.followiiii- described land? in West-Xoolcnay district:  1 Commencini; at a post ninrked "C. F.  Lindmark's corner post," and planted half a  mile from south hank of Uig Eddy creek about  two miles aud a quarter from Columbia river,  liienee south SO ciiains, thence west SO chain**,  Ihence north SO chains, thenee east SO chains  10 point ot commencement.  ���������2. Commencing at a post marked "-C E.  landmark's corner post," planted on the south  baniof liiu Eddy ereek, aoout two iniles and a  half from Columbia river, tlience south 40  ehaiu.5. thenee west 160 chains, thence north  AH chains, ihence east 160 chains to point 01'  commencement. .1?  S Commencing at a post marked "C. F.  Eindraflrk's corner post," planted about ten  chains from south bank of liiu Eddy creek-  about" half a.mile from the Columbia river,'  thence 40 chains south,- thence IGO chains  west, Ihence *iu chains north, tlience ICO chains  east to point of.Cummencement.  .'4. Commencing at a post" planted about  Ihree-quHrters of a mile from Rock creek and  one iniie and a hall fi'om the we.st bank of the  ('olumbla river and marked "CF. tindmnrk's  comer post." thence west.160 chains, thence  nortii 40 chains, thenee east IGO chains, theuce  south 10 chains to point Of commencement.  Dated thia 17th day of Jf.mii.ry, 19QS.  CJIA3. F. UXDMARK.  1. Coinmenclnj; at a post marked "Revelstoke Lumber Co's north east corner post," on  west bank of Colum hla river, opposite six  TTm*r**^barpth-.npe^running^^o������th__liU_^chHins^  thence west 80 chains, thenee north 80 clfafns,  Ihence c*a-*it 80 chains to the pointof commencement.  '>. CommcnclnR at a postmarked '.Kevel-  s'.u!..! tum ber Co's north westcorner post," on  weit t.aiik ol Columbia river opposite six mile  bar. rurnlnit south SO chains, thence eastKO  chains, tlieiiee norlh 80 ehuins, thence west 80  ehuins lo point of commencement.  Dated this I7th day of January, 1905.  I'.EVEI-STOKE LUMBER CO. 1  MOSCROP   BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,  Electric Wiring &  BellWbrks.   ���������  Pipes. Valves and Fittings.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C  Revelstoke Assessment  - District.  XOTICE is hereby given, in accordance witli  thefat'itutes, that IMoviiicial llevenue Tax and  ill ,i*,*,esed taxes .ami income lax, assessed and  lowed under the "A-sessnient Act, 1II0H" for tlio  Revelstoke A**sc*sment District, are due and  payalilo for the \ear 1905, at iny oflice, situale at  tho Court House, ltevelstoke. This notice, in  terms of law, is cqui\ alcnt to a personal* demand  by meupon nilpei*.ons liable for laves.   '  Dated at ltevelstoke, IJ. 0., this 3rd day of  January, 1005  EllED FJIASEB,  Assessor and Collector.  lte\ el_.toke Assessment District.  "���������"*������-���������,���������m"' M*.I___U_1UUU_.__HJ1___M'.J  REAL ESTATE ACEKTS.  CONVEYANCING NOTARIES PUBLIC  ��������� T^��������� ^���������,-, f C. PR.. Townsite Mara Townsite  AGLNTS 1'OR-1, n 1 .*,-  ( Gerrard   1 ownsite.  .���������_������������������,��������� f Fire and   Life   Insurance   Companies���������  AGEN1S FORI  I only Reliable Ones.  AGENTS FOR���������Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation  COAL MERCHANT���������Comox.     C.  P.  R.  Hard Coal  First Street,  Op. Macdonald & Monteith's  WhoSesaS������ & Retail E^leat Merchant.  .Fish and Game in Season.  .First Street,   -   K,evelstoke> B. C.  REOPKNT5D  .REMODELED  *  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  III.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that GO days alter  datel Intend 'o apply to the Chief Commls-  slor.'.r of Lands and Works for rcnnlsHlon 10  purchase the foltowiiiK described lands iu the  ['i-irt-'* t,t. v.'e*t Kootenny:  rr.mmeneinB ������t a iot-1 tdnnt,?.! 011 the east  side of Die A rrowhcpd I.ninrk. about two  .niUa v.vs: of -tailon at A n*ov.'heail. and mnrked-'V.'. V. Ogilvle'? soulli wesi corner post,"  then'*.' '-*h-<i III ebsir<_, thenee north 40 chnins,  then.".- v..-. t -10 chains, tlience south -VI chains  to joint "f commencement.  Dated lard day of January, 1903.  w. t: oon.viK.  ���������In the matter of OLAE B. HANSEN, deceased,  * . ., ?: and  ln the matter ol the "Official Administrator's  Act."  NOTrCE IS HEKEBY GIVEN that by order  of His Honor Andrew J.oamv, County Judge,  dated the 12th day of October. 1H01, GeorRC  Smith McCarter, Ollicial Administrator for  that part of Kootenav County comprised'vith-  in the Kevelstoke Electoral District, has been  granted letters of administration, to administer all and .singular the estate of Olal I).  nansem-deeoa-iOd, intestate.���������   And further take notice that all claims upon  the said estate must be sent into tbo said  Administrator, at his Office Imperial Hank  Block, Kevelstoke, B.C., within 8(1 days from  the date hereof, after which time all proceeds  will bc distributed among the parties lawfully  thereunto entitled.  GEORGE SMITH McCAKTEK,  Official Administrator.  Pated thc I9tli day of October, 1904  lestaurant  Two Doors  Soutli of the New Imperial   Bank  Premises  formerly occupied by Union ReMaurant,  Mrs. McKitrick, Manageress.  Open at all hours.  Meal Tickets Issued.  Short Orders tastefully served,  . Rates Moderate.  URNS & COY.  NOTICK,  Xolice ;. hereby Kfv'.n Ihat Wi days after  datel Intend to apply to the Chief Oornpila.  slf.r.i-r of r.Kpd* ��������� and Work* forpmril-aif'n to  piircha-,** he /oliowloK dccrlbct luridn In the  Dimrlct-.f West Kootenay;  C,, mmcnclns! at a po't plnntf'd on the cast  side of Hi" Arrowhead Rr/inch al-0iH PA rnllcn  we:*t of ,\rrowIiV*fld .station, and inrnin;tj "ll  H yc ai-ier'H south��������� vAir.i enrner 10m," tlience  cast in r-lialnx) thence north 40 ctiitlim. tberino  :\-fi:l -in 'Ijnlnc. thppee wptji III rhalda to point  or rf'min''ii're,T.eiif'.  Dated '_.ird day of Januarj*, 1995,  6. S*. McCAKTEiff.  NOTfCIS.  ��������� Krilli*.* Is hereby clvcn Ihat (VI davs nrtcr  dale I intend to applv lo the Chief Commls-  slon'-r nf Lands and Works for pp. mission lo  pnrHi.i*" the followin',' described landsin the  dlslrl. 1 "f West ICoouui.iy:  i"i,ioiii������iiinl|iK al. 11 nfinl. pianlod on tlioeast  Side id II:" Arrnwlmncl lirniicli, nhmit BJa nillrs  wc*.i "I Arrowhead station and marked "A.  Jolni'-,,ii'4M>iilli wesi. corner post," thenceeast  ���������Hi i-haliia, tlieuco norlli ���������!(> I'linlns, Ihoncc wcsl.  10 .'In.ins,  thcuco soulli   10 chains lo place of  l.'PII*|ll('!lf'C**l'-'Dt.  Dated Ord day of "February, 11105.  AETnUB JOHNSON.  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby eiven that ltd days after date I  intend to make application to the Chief Comniis.  sionerof Lands and Works for a special licence  to out and carry away timber from the followiiii;  des'*ril)cil lands situtited in Lillooet IMstriet:  1. Coiiiiacnclni! at a postmarked ������������������fleo.A.  Lamuiers' south easl. corner j.nsl." and planted nt  a point, on the west bank of Turn Tum Lake nhnut  one mile above head of Upper Adnms river, thence  nortii W) chains, thenre west Ko ehnlns, thence  soutli 80 chains, tlience cost Ho chains 1,0 the place  of c.iniuii'i.c.'mciit.    Located r,th .lanuitry, _9o.r>.  2. Coiiiiriencin^ at a poal marked "Geo.'A.  I.auinierM* tiorth west corm.r post" and idanted at  a f.r.ttit near 1110.1I.I1 of Dudgeon Cix-ek and near  H. Cave's south west cnrncr post nn tlie'east bank  of Adanm river, Ihen..*.* east So chains, tlience  south b'i <ibains, thence west 80 chains, theuce  north Bo chains to the place of couiineiiceinent.  Located lolliJanuary, lOoS.  Dated tliis loth day of January, ifloA,  OKO. A. LAMM Kits.  . NOTIC13.  Kntlcn is hereby K'vcn that Ibe undersigned  have submitted to tile Licutciiant-dovernor-in*  Council a proposal under the nr..visions ,������f the  Itivcrs and Streams Act for the clearing and  rem.'vini! of obstructions from Half Wny Creel:.  West. Kootenay, from a point If, miles fiom its  mouth to tho point where it empties Int.. Upper  Arrow Lake, nnd for making the same lit fo** raft-  inf. and driving lliereon logs, timber, lumber, rafts  and crafts and for erecting runl maintaining tio.uns  for hol,ling, sorting nnd delivering logs and timber  brought* down said river nnd for attaching booms  tn tint shores of said river and said lake for said  purposes.  Tlic binds to be .T.fTe.'ted bv said work arc vacant  down lauds and Lot USB, Croup One, Kooteimy  Districl.  The rate of tolls proposed to be charged are  such ns may be Used by the Judge of the Connty  Court of ICootcnay.  ARROWHEAD LUMBER CO_.Il.ANY, Limited.  Dated November 16th, 1904.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers'  PRIME   BEEF.     PORK.   MLTT0N     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  NG  ,*������&**"  Clothing* that is good for winter.  There is not much space left, in our  Order Book, but just [enough for  particular people who want the BEST  \, We guarantee minute accuracy in  manufacture, post graduate tailors of  unquestioned skill, masterly designers  of unexampled creative' ability���������all;, of  these] conspire to produce.  Cressmfin's Ordered Clothing���������  and in themselves form a Society for  the prevention of cruelty lo Woolens.  It is logical to turn for relief to  . B. CRESSMAN - THE ART TAILOR!  British Columbia's Foremost Clothiers  EiBVBLSTOKB,  B. O. .. !**^-'*S.SAL^sf:.m-aii i ���������_���������_��������� ��������� ��������� "-"ji&nziz^.  ��������� 'j:."r;.:!VW'T'  ...,Aa.-:JS&.i  /  * ������V*  Stocssai   Indignant  Cblo'iibo,  Ceylon,  Fi>l>. 7.���������General  Stoessel ari-ive.l here to-day from J;ip-  ai, by way  of Shanghai on buitrd the  French line  steamer Australian.    In  an interview  with the correspondent  of the  Associatcl  Press, the General  denied the statements --tililished to the  effect   that Port Arthur was surrendered prematurely,   lie wa.s especially  i idignant. at  the  statements made liy  a-London newspnper on .Ian. ���������_.">, in tl.e  form of .a despatch  from Pekin, that  there weio in Port Arthur at the time  of   the surrender  2.V100   ahk-hodied  men capable of making a  sortie, hundreds of officers well nourished, pleniy  ofaiintuunition  (the largest- miiijiiziiie  bein;; untouched and full to the roof),  a. id that there was an ample supply of  the food for three months even if no  fresh   supplies   were   received.     Tho  general characterised these statements  - as unjustifiab'.e and not suppoi ted by  facts.  Colonel Rei-*?, who wus among the  negotiators of the surrender of the  fortress,, said: '"The Rim bon could  not have held out a moment longer.  It would have been murder. Only J5  roubles ������7.50) ivmained in the military  treasury out of a million and a half  ($750,000) at the commencement of the  siege. Four hundred men \\ ere dying  daily in the hospital principally from  AVOUuds ami scurvy. General Kron-  datenko was the hero'of the siege."  Col. Keiss further declared that the  Japanese were "admirable soldiers but  poor in the use of tho bayonet compared with the Kussians and the  French."  General Stoesiel and others of his  party will trans-ship at Port Said for  Odessa.  **H ********* ��������� ���������i--i"J.*l-**i*4*l-*i������*-l������i'  -*_���������  .      Taitlniony or m Hub* lonint* Prick  .It Is marvellous what a mass of detailed information has come down to  us-from  the perishable brick tablets  Inscribed, or rather stamped before fir-  lug,- with minute and complicated inscriptions and preserved in the buried  libraries beneath ths   mounds of   the  Tigris and Euphrates   Valley.     Prof.  Sayce is able, for instance, to.tell us  from one   of these   ' tablets   how   "a  widow brought action before he royal  Judges to recover hcr husband's property.     She'stated that.after theirmar*  riage she and Ben-Hadad-Nathan'had  traded together and that a house had  been purchased with a. portion of her  dowery.    This   house, the   value    of  which was as much as 110 manehs, 50  shekels, or ������62 10s., had been assigned  - to her-in perpetuity.   The half-brother  now claimed w-erything, Including the  house.   The cfse'was tried at Babylon  before six Judges in the' ninth year 01  Nabonldus, and they decided in favor  of the plaintiff," for a woman's dowry  Iras her own property. -This'might bo  Bn extract from the law reports of the  .Times, and other' del ails of   ancient  Babylonian and Assyrian life are not  less precise.   "In the reign   of Ammi-  Ktdok three men rented a    field    tor  three years on   terms of   partnership,  agreeing to give the owner during the  flrst two years one pur of grain upon  each acre.   The   whole of   the   third  harvest was to go to the   lesscss   and  the partners were to divide the crop ln  equal shares on the day of the harvest." This seems a   pleasant   kind of  agreement, worthy of imitation.   The  third year free of rent must bare been  pellffctful.  W. J. LICHTBURNE, Manager.  NEWLY BUILT AND FURNISHED  STRICLY FIRST-CLASS  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED  WITH BEST BRANDS  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS  ARROWHEAD, - B. C  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $r a day,  Monthly Rale.  J. Albert Stone, ��������� Prop.]  jfl is)ord  HORACE  LICENSED AUCTIONEER  Is prepared to handle Auction  Sales of every description.  For terms apply to  H. MANNING, Mackenzie Ave.  Revelstoke, B. C.  FOR   SALE  At a Bargain if  Sold  This  Month���������  ONE RESIDENCE  In Central Part of llic Cily, and One  Lot 50 x 100.  A GOOD RANCHE  80 Acres, close lo town, 35 acres of  which can be easily cleared. Suitable for  I lav and Mixed Farming1. Apply for  particulars at HERALD Ollice.  REVELSTOKE,  ���������*t____z  of Aerated Waters  _B- C:  K*S������-*3-S������������:S������*$S������"*������*������&*^^  Sahara In Not a l*������rren IViista.  (The Sahara is not a barren waste, aa  (i popularly suppoavS. Not long ago  1,800,000 goats and 260,000 camels In  the Algerian Sahara alone, and* thn  oases furnished 1,500,000 dato palms.  Let the People  Decide.  Under the heading:, " The New  ���������Northwest_ Province,"- tbc"Toroi.to  News says: "AVe fully recognize the  difiiculty of making arrangements lo-  day that will servo for all time. But  in regard to education the way seems  clear, Let the Dominion hand over  the whole power to the province. Let  the inhabitants as they are today  establish their own system with separate schools or not as they choose.  Let tbe inhabitants as they are in  1910 in 1920 and in 1930 exercise the  same power. How can it be said that  provincial autonomy is conceded if the  Dominion today, even with the con  sent of the present inhabitants, fastens  on the new province a school law that  cannot be repealed or amended its the  people'desire from time to time."  Tlie Telegram deals witb tbe subject tinder the caplionl "Hands oif tbe  West." Itsays: "No quibbling or petty  fogging or trading will alter tbe fact  that Sir Wilfrid Laurier must leave  tbe Territories with all the educational  liberty enjoyed hy tbe other provinces,  outside tbe old limits of Upper and  Lower Canada, or Sir Wilfrid must  accept the responsibility for an act of  feudal tyranny and an act of treason  to*the cause of provincial rights."  $70 Singer Sewing Machine for salo.  good as new, $10 cush. Apply ut this  Office,  (,  and See 'Our Scotcfi Tweeds  Before you place your Order for a Fall Suit.  I*-** a**m^m^^^maaaaa*a^^*aaaamammam  We also carry the Best Lines of Worsteds and Serges  in the market.    PRICE    RIGHT !  Latest Styles and'Fit Guaranteed.    .  WE USE THE UNION LABEL.  Retail Dealer in���������  Beef, Pork,.  Mutton, Etc,  Fish and Game in Season   ��������� All orders promptly filled.  HOBSON &  BELL  ���������V''"*  G. A. SCOTT,  Mackenzie Avenue  mm  **������*������*������*** S;������$&**-:s*������-***ss*-*-*������*$*s������"8**������&������^  ������������������^^i/^���������^**^v���������v-���������^A>^A���������^v���������^A���������^���������-^^  HOMESfURHISHED ON MONTHLY PAYMENTS  Another  Carload   of  Furniture just arrived.  Carpets,  Linoleums,  Oilcloths, etc.  Sewing Machines.*  Heintzman Pianos  , m$m  spfe^*  ^3&**i<W"*V*^."-N  *  ffijtz f*  -it '.*������*. _i4y.  Is unsurpassed for all domestic purposes. 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Law Forms and  Legal Printing a specialty with the Herald  It Pays to Advertise iii  . The Herald  Because    It    Brings  Results.  ���������31VE US YOUR Nf XT AD  THE REVELSTOKE HERALD  ___a____________B______fii_i_i  ssmtwrn  __H___HiB______l *���������*^-*-~***'. ���������������������������%** y ��������� tt.tt.ai  ��������� ****?g*-|UIOI-tttfl!t_f_^__u\UWC^_f������_<a^^  1 The Gypsy's Saerifiee  ? A   SECRET   REVEALED ������  ?<-l-K-*������-hM*+*M*4*'M-������-M~frW  CHAPTICR   V  ii.oriilug,   Hit*  bunging  from   Uus  ceiling   he  saw     n  fifln    afler  llic1 stout,  motherly  wwimii  standing  ho-  lloyce woke up.    Thut  is  to say j sido  hiin.      Slio   was  almost  us  dark  nun*'back from tin*, land ol  dolir-  'ts u  nogrcss.  ic.*- dreams, anil looked around liim  vwi'i the light of returning intolli-  giie <'  in his eyes.  \i'er ���������.'lancing nl liis surroundings  lui .t few ji_oiuv.'iit.s. hu discovered  m.i'. iio was Iviutf in a narrow lied  m 1.1 ng<_-d in a moving van. Tliu little loom, hc Could set: served us n  kiul.en as woll us a sleeping place.  Hv ilrfw aside a muslin curtain on  one side oi the hed, und recognized  clo-e beside him, the girl Wiio hnd  uulul him on the night wlien he hatl  lxvn  attacked.  A brief eonver.sa.iion wiih her served to-recall the tragic event whicli  hud well nig*)* ended his career.  ��������� Have I been ill long?" ho asked.  I ive. days,"  she said simply.  * \:ul you���������" be stopped and put  out his haml, "you have nursed mo  thiough   it?"  *-he regarded the hand, nnd instead  01 taking It smoothed the narrow  bed clothes. lie held the hand up  11.nl looked at it. It was rkliculous-  );    white anil thin.  ' I  must have, been very  bad,"     he  s..i d   almost to himself.  ���������* vs.*'   sbe  said.  \nd all this time you have been  lc < ' . I eaa_ remember seeing your  1.1C1 now and again through a kind  o'     mist. Vou   have   been  .awfully  kind am] good to mo. "Will you tell  11*.'    vour   iiainc?"  Jladgo,"  she  -said.    "Madge .Lee."  \\iti you are a   gypsy!"  he.    suid,  thoughtfully.  I am a gypsy," she replied, with  a l.-nd nf repressed pride.  J shall ihink gratefully of your  p.oplc for the  future,"'hu said.  ' \nd yet  it  was  one of us who���������"  ' -ies." he said. "] reinember. One.  w.i-. ,t gyps*.', the otiier was thut big  fellow 1 wrestled with. Where are  ihi\ '      lirivi;*  they   been  caught?"  ' No." she said concisely. "Thoy  uu nut here, and'.they have not been  cpught ."  lloyee looked rather relived than  otlu rwise?  "Perhaps -it's as Well," he said.  "I 11 wait -until 1 chance to meet  then*   and thon settle old scores."  *->lie went to a small clipboard,  painted so exactly like the panels  und ribs ol -the''caravan us to bc a  hittiv* receptacle, and took some*  inimj-from  it.  ' 1 liese aiv yours," she said, nnd  he'd out: the watch, and lhe. locket,  nnd u few  shillings.  Hi- eyes brightened at the sight of  the locket���������Irene's parting gift���������and  Ik look thcm from her hand and  vas about to put them under the  pil'oA", then lie changed his mind untl  'mid  lhem out  lo her.  'Keep   them   for     me,   ideas  S.T.I  '���������dn looktjd as if she were about to  tei'.*>*. but aiter a second's hesita-  : io*. she returned them to the cup-  lion* d.  iii* watched her graceful movements  v uh the interested langor of a man  in !rs condition, antl saw with dis-  niu..   ihat   she  was  leaving  the    car-  11*'.'I* .  Mjdge���������-Miss  Lee*."  he suid.  I am called Madge," she said. "I  am   ��������� ot  a lady."'  I like >Jadge best," he said;  ' -hoiijjh-.. I don't agree with your  la-t "statement. I feel as stupid  ubo i; thc hvsul as a blind pup. I  wa- going to tell vou mv name.  We ve only been hall introduced.  You've tokl yours. I'm called .Jack!  which was true, for it was a regi-  iiHiiinl   nickname���������".Tuck   Graham."  SI*--.* still looked at the sunlit scene  framed   by  the half   door,   the    upper  =patt^^ii^^vi_3C_u^v.:a^_^t'i>en^___^^^__^____..__z;  "!  hopo you like it," he suid. "It's  Ms  it.  another  live  iluys'?"   he  ask  ed.  "Ko, you've slept tlirough the  day, Unit's ull, my gentleman," she  said; "nnd u very pretty sleep it's  been. You feel another man, don't  you.  sir?"  "1. tlo. indeed!" snid Royce, emphatically.  "You're wondering who T am, my  gentleman?" .she. remarked, peering  at him with her dark eyes mnde  into slits.  "That's the best guess you over  made in your life," he said. "1  didn't like to ask, because I've  done nothing but nsk questions since.  I! came to. But any information  however small, will lie gratefully received   und   acknowledged."  "I'm Mother Katie," she said.  "And it's me ns has been doctoring  you; and let mo tell you, my gentlo-  iiinn���������though I shouldn't, sny it���������'that  you couldn't, have done better if  you'd had a reg'lar swell chorkler."  ' "t'lh sure of that," naid Koyce.  "What i.s a���������chorkler, I think you  said?"  "That's  a  doctor,"  she. explained.  "It's a very good muuc for them  and seems to lit them admirably,"  said lloyee. "Yes, I'm sure you  have done everything that was possible to be done, nnd I'm very.grateful to you, Mother Katie. Are you  Madge's mother?"  "Lor', no, sho ain't got n mother,"   she   replied,   "nor   father."  "An  orphan?"  "An orphan,"  assented Katie.  "She has been very kind to mc."  suid Iloycc. "i hope she hasn't  overtaxed herself. I'm nfraid 1 offended her just, now," he added.  "You mustn't lake any notice olher," shu suid. "Madge hnr. got  queer ways. She is different. Lo the  rest, of us���������gol a bit. of book Ion ruing, and  that's altered  her."  "Yes, l hem's her hooks." snid  Katie, glancing at lhem with tlic  mixture of awe und contempt which  those���������'���������'ignorant of rending and writing always conlcmplale paper and  print. "Madge is strange and peculiar sometimes, but it's best to  take her as she is, nnd let her go  hcr own wny."  .''.Where ure  we  going  to���������;i  fni.-.'"  "Not' just now. There ain't no  fair for n time. We're just going  across  country,   working  ns  we  go."  "Do you think   I  could get up?"  "That's always Lhe way with sick  folk," she said with a laugh, "(let  up! Not if you was lo be paid for  it,   my gentleman."  "Well,   there's   noL   much  chance  of  anyone  offering  to  pay mo  for  it.   so  be j had better ifo still." he said.    "But  I bate  to  give, you  nil   this   trouble.  ��������� Mother Katie."  "It's no trouble," she .said placidly.  "This is .Madge's van? ' he said.  "I'm turning her out?"  "Yes, it's Madge's," she. assented,  "but it don't muke no difference.  We've got another van here, und  there's   the     tents.   Most  of   us     'uli  with his soup philosophically. "Well.  it'8_vei'.v good."*  ''Specially for sick folic.'' aaid tho  girl succinctly.  "Yes.     What is ymir name'?"  "Lottie. You ain't to taLk," Bald  Lottie,  witli  the immovable  eyes,  She stretched out her hund for the  basin, but still stared at him, and  Koyce felt the eyes going through  and through.  "I mustn't keep you, Lottie," ho  said.  "I'm Lo wait till you've gone off."  sho said ns curtly and doggvdly ns  before.  Royce turned over, and alter a  minute, still feeling the !>ig eyes  upon him, said:  "I'm asleep now. l.ullio. thank  you."  The girl made no response, but idler a minute or two gol. up und left  him.  He ruised himself, und after several attempts succeeded in reaching u  couple of books from the shelf und  wns surprised to find that, they were  "I.-iingfellow's Poems" and an Knglish history. ITe wus too weak to  rend, ulmor.t too weak to think; hut  the presence of such books in u  gypsy's van filled bim with amazement. After half an hour Mother  Katie loolfled in, ancl seeing that ho  was awake proceeded to dress his  wounds, ami Royce, who had attended some ambulance lectures, know  that she was doing her work skillfully.  "You ought to have been a doctor,  Mother Katie," he said.  "So I nm," she retorted wilh a  touch of pride. "If any of 'em get's  sick in tlio camp they come to me,  and they don't want no one else.  If I can't cure theni they've just got  to  die."  "Thoy must, bc very grateful."* he  said. '"I couldn't think ot living after all your kindness and attention."  "Oli, you're right," she suid; "and  now you've got to.go'to sleep again  for the niglit.   Good  night."  ���������'Good-night, and thank you," he  responded, then he added with a  slight hesitation:  "Where is Madge?"  "Oh, outsido," she* roplied. "Do  you Want hcr"?"  "N'o���������oh, no. Hut I should like to  thank her���������hut don't trouble."  "It's no trouble," she said.  Imps she'll come,' but T.  certain."*  "You wanted to see me,"  Madge.  "Yes. 1 de.**ired lo thank you for  your attention to me. 1 have been  looking ut some of your books," he  snid for tlie sake of keeping her  standing there like a guardian angel  in tin; soft light. "You are fond of  books?"  "I can road," she replied dreamily  and modestly.  "Why,   of  course,"   he  cried,  miglit   just   as  well   hnvi; said  could  walk."  "lt   is    not     of   course,"   she  ([iiietly   and  simply.    "Very   lew  read   anything  but   large   type.'  lie  put hi-< l.nu-l.Lu   hi*: brow:  u   moment    he  had   almost   forgotten  Ihal  she wus a gyps.\���������one of a  wandering   tribe   oi  vagabonds.  "Tell me how you managed Lo  learn." he said "Won't you sit  down? I'ray make yourself at  home. Miss���������Madge." he added with  burlesque   politeness.  "It. is a long story." she suid. "Jt  is late, too, und you should be  asleep."  "Oh, come." lie expostulate*.!. "Im  not really a dormouse, though I've  been  asleep for live and  brute   [  a**;  DRESSING nous  Prepare for hog-killing by getting  knives in good order und by providing a suitable place for scraping  and bunging up the carcass. A  table Lwenty-i'oiir inches high and  thirty inches wide by six feet long  will be found u very convenient thing  upon wliich to scrape the hog. and is  preferable to a box in that onu cun  got up lo it bettor, and it i.s easier  lo move about. The lop should  iu: of 'JxlO plunk and legs of 'lxl,  wilh :lx8 around the upper end just  underneath thu top. A kerosene barrel set slanting uguinst Lhe end  makes u suitable antl cheap scalding  vat. '.I'he water sliould be at a tempera turo of IHO deg. to 18f> deg.  when the hog is put iu the barrel  To insure tliis temperature, tlo not  remove the water from the firo until  it boils. Then, if it must go into  u cold barrel, it will be about the  right temperature when tlie hog is  put in. In warm weather it will  often be necessary to add half a pail  of cold water to reduce the temperature, but in lho winter where Lhe  work i.s done- outside and with snow  on tlio ground it will hardly be  wise. The waler should bo jjso hot  ns to bo decidedly uncomfortable to  the touch when the fingers are dipped  into it the third time. If the water  is near the boiling point, care should  be used to air the hog quickly or the  hair will be "set." With water at  1.85 deg. there is little danger. To  ahl in loosening the scurf add to  the Water a lire shovel of hardwood  ashes, a generous handful of soft  soup or a table-spoonful of concentrated lye. Tlio. hog should be secured before the water is put in the  barrel.  .In sticking the hog it should be  placed squarely on its buck and an  incision opened lengthwise of thc  throat two inches in front of tho  breast bono.* Then with the sharp  side of a straight sticking knife  turned upward and directed  TOWARD THE TAIL-HEAD,  insert it to a depth sufiicicnt to  reach the arteries leading from the  heart. In a two*.hundred pound this  will bo live or six inches. At tho  depth tho knife should bo turned a  quarter wuy round and immediately  withdrawn. Care should be used to  keep the knife pointed directly over  the backbone to avoid sticking lin  the shoulder. Do not put the hog  in the water until life is extinct or  the skin will be reddened by the  cooking of thc blood in the capillaries beneath. Try the liair often to  determine when scalded sufficiently.  Kemove the hair from the feet und  head with the hands or with the  "candlestick" scraper, and next  front tho body. If properly scalded  it-win iiuil out by tho roots,. .Wlion  the rough hair 'lias"been" removed  scrape the body clean and dress il  up smoothly with a sharp knife.  KaifC Lhe gambrel cords and hang  up. Wash    with   hot   water      and  si.rjtio. then rinse with cold water,  and be sure thai all scurf is scraped  off. Open through thc pelvic arch  and cut around the rectum. Pull  the intestines down and separate the  connections near tho kidneys, leaving the kidney fat intact. Kemove  h-ilf davs i t-llu paunch with the Intestines, koep-  '"'jiing  all  clean  so  as   to  snve  the   fat.  "l'or-  ain't  suid  'You  you  suid  can  for  and sleep yourself. Madge. 1. hope  -,-oU have got as comfortable a_van  a.s this*. I've turned you out of. Never  .mind. J shall lie. all right i.o-mor-  rathcr���������be outdoors in this weather. \ row. There. I ' won't keep you.  Now, I'm going to send you some ciood-night.,'" he he'd out his hand,  broth, and when you've, look it you tii10 hesitated a moment., then put  just turn around and get another; y;<*. -tips of her lingers into his white  sleep." she said,  and went out. palm.      He carried  her hand  to    his  In a few minutes the girl Lottie i*pSi but hefore he could kiss it,  came up Lhe steps bearing a. basin gratefully and reverently enough, she  of soup carefully. ! drew  it "away    swiftly,   and  as    she  lint,   aunt     a   selhsh    ������*���������"-���������--.  ""      "I Cut   around   the  diaphragm   und     ._  am .forgetting    tnat  you  hat.*     heen, , ^ bcan  lo ,elhcr  awake and watcmng oil Aie time. .Co t       windpipe.   The breast   bone  She c put it beside him and sat I  down on u locker opposite the. bed,  rested her head on her hands, and  stared at him with two large eyes  gleaming like windows through her  tangled  hair.  =JJU_i__i__=rosked_at_her, smiling, waiting for her to spe'air,-bi-T^'atr^a'ity  rate,   to  remove  her  ga/.e;   but      her  not   so  protty  as yours. - _  ���������-.Ww  I've  doi.-v it."  he said,  fall-1 eyes  apenrcd  lo  huve got  fixed,   and  ��������� i.k   on   The   little   bed   with     a! neither  blinked  or wavered.      lie felt  ]���������.  little  bed  with  sigh.       "Why   couldn't   I   have     held  iu.i-      long-lie/        she'd     have stayed  Ihen:"  If,* trietl to think, but fell asleep  When he nwoki* the sunlight had  gnne.  but toy   the  light  af  a lantern  fascinated, 'and at lust broke the  silence.  "Tliis i.s cupitnl broth," he. said;  "what  is  it  made of?"  '��������� Hedgehog."  said  the girl  curtly.  "Hedge ?"    Then     he     went     on  Take No Risk With a Gold  turned to leave him he saw the blood  had  rushed   to her  face.  "There   I   am   again."   he  suid.    in i  a   kind     of    despair.       "Say     goodnight.   Madge.     or    1   shall   think     I  have  dono   it  this   time."  She looked     at. him  and  murmured  sOTry^^reoOTlsnishfef^? ___^=^  The   words,   the     tone,   mnde pleasant   music  in   his   ears,   and   to     thc  lullaby of their echo he fell asleep.  (To be Continued.)  Further   Developments   May   Prove   Fatal,  is Cure -for You in  There  DR.   CHASE'S  SYRUP  OF  LINSEED  AMD  TURPENTINE  If you could depend on a cold ; should have a place in every house  passing off of its own accord it ' as u safeguard against consumption  would  l>; al! very well  to  let it    run ! and   other   fatal   lung   diseases.  its course.  Tlie risk is too groat.  (.'or-siimptioii and pneumonia always* have their beginnings in a  cold.  If vu'j take prompt means of curing every cold you will ncvt-.i* be a  victim of these or other fatal lung  troubles.  Did you ever wait to think of it  thai   way?  I'r. (.'hase't Syrup of Linseed and  TtirpenurKs is best known on account  of its extraordinary control over  croup, bronchitis, whooping cough,  asthma and severe chest colds.  As u means of overcoming ordinary  coughs arid colds, throat irritation  and the many diseases of the throat,  bronchia! tuhcB and lungs it has  uinde an enviable roptation for reliability.  I'leus-int to take, thorough and  fnr-iva'hing in action, and certain In  its biiieficial results, Dr. Chaso's.  Syrup  of     I.insced    and   Turpentine  Mrs. .J. Provost, lioiifrew. Out.,  writes:���������  "My foiirteen-ycai'-old boy had a  vory severe cold in the. chest. last  winter and I really thought hc was  going to die. He coughed nearly  all tho time tind sometimes would  spit up blood. We hud about, given  up all hopes of his recovery when I  heard of Ilr. Chase's Syrup of Inn-  seed and Turpentine. After lining  one bottle there waa a great change,  in his condition, and I positively  say that he was completely cured by  two bottles, and he hns not. been  troubled since. I never saw medicine take such quick effect mid can  sincerely recommend  it."  Br. Chasu's Syriin of _L,insci*d and  Turpentine, 25 cents a bottle, at a'l  dealers or Krfmunson, flutes ������t Co..  Toronto. To protect you against  Inili till .ions the portrait nnd signature  of Dr. A. W. Chase. Ilia fuimous receipt book author, nre on every bottle.  KUOCS  STOP  TKbKCUAMS.  On.' nf the ureal enemies of tho  overland telegraph line in Contra!  Australia is the green frog. In order  to save th'c* insulators from being  broken by the lightning tliey arc provided n iili wire "droppers" to conduct on l.o the pole in case of ni*i*d.  The frogs climb th'o poles, and Iind  the insulators cool und pleasant to  their bodies. and fancy t.-iiat tho  "dropper" is put there <<s*p������cially for  their edification. After a nap they  yawn, anil stretch, out a l<*g until it  touches the polo. Result���������sudden  death to lhe frog: and, as the body  continues to conduct the current to  Ihe earth, paragraph's a|>l>f*nr in tlio  puj.ers to the effect th'at. "in con-  .���������.eqiience of an interruption to lho  lines, '.robnlily rausix! by u cyclone  dist'ii'bunce in the 'interior, we are  unable. ��������� to present our renders with"  Ilie   us'.iut   cables  from   abroad"!  should be split when the abdominal  cavit is opened. The tongue sliould  be removed and the mouth propped  open to allow of free drainage. Then  wash out tho inside of the carcass  with cold water. In warm weather  the spinal, column.should be split to  allow of rapid cooling. If possible  the carcass should bo cooled without  freezing for twenty-four hours, and  in fact the best results in curing will  be obtained if not frezen at all. The  most important point in dressing  hogs is to get a good scald and  with water at the temperature named and with some form of lye in the  UiNfUiUK'CYClJ.N'r.   F'KAT.  What is 7>orluil.>s un unpiiriilMetJ  font in cycling is reported in ������ recent  Australian mail. A one-legged cyclist  h'.-is K'iccci-ssfully pedalled liis wny  from llockhun.'.'lon to Sydney, a distance of about 1,1.00 miles b.v road  inf.'as-iiroiuerit. Not, cou-ntirfig delays  nnd sl.oppti.gcs, lie di'd-l.he journey in  IWenly-clgh't. dnys on a machine provided wilji only n single pedal, lln  achieved ninety miles on liis best duj";  and on ids worst, in bad, rough'  country, he did nol sink below llflr-  fy. lie if* now going lo i*s:*aiy the  morc. in:rllou.-t feat of crossing Aun-  tralia from Adelaide in the son lh to  Port Ilarwln in the nortli, ,*i. dislnnce  or 'J.fKKl miles, largely iminh-n'liiliij  dad  -wnlwlKis.  A9w<ip in sight  Crowded street. People  passing by. Old and young.  All eager about their own  affairs and always somebody  in plain sight who needs  Scott's Emulsion.  Now it's that white-haired  old man ; weak digestion and  cold blood.    He needs  Scott's Emulsion  to warm him, feed him, and  strengthen his stomach.  See that pale girl ? She has  thin blood. Scott's Emulsion  will bring new roses to hei'  face.  There goes'a young man  with narrow chest. Consumption is his trouble.  Scott's Emulsion soothes ragged lungs and increases flesh  and strength.  And here's a poor, sickly  little child. Scott's Emulsion  makes children grow���������makes  children happy.  A Revelation to Lovers  of tho cup   that cheers.  GREAT .SIMPLON TUNNEL  IT   IS  A MARVEL     01" ENGINEERING  SKILL.  Ceylon  Tea is the real genuine delicious    article in   all    its     native  purity.    Sold, only in sealed le ad packets.     Black,  Mixed or Natural GREEN.    By all grocers.  Received the gold   medal    and       highest award  at  St. Louis.  water, this point .will be nained.  Neatness and dispatch should always  bo practiced.  FJ-'.F.DINCi  THI'.  CALK.  So many people havo been splashed with milk and so many pails of  milk have been spilled by tho butting; of the calf, while feeding that  a simple expedient to prevent both  tho splashing of clothes and the loss  of milk must bo welcome. ITard  words, also will be saved up for a  more serious and critical time. The  experience of the minister suggests  this note. Ho wus all ready for  church. His broadcloth coat and  doeskin pants woro exceptional. \s  he was leaving the liouse he askod  his wifo. "Have you fed the calf'.'"  As she had not done so, he took olT  his coat, carried tho pail-to the  barn and set it before the calf,  whicli, when ho .tasted tho rich milk,  butted tho pail, after the "manner  of sucli creatures; Tho performance  slopped tho milk all over tho minister's  trousers  ami  vest nnd  cuffs.  To-avoid .the loss of milk, clothes  and temper -we hit upon th'e ��������� idea of  sotting* tlio puil in the manger of a  vacant stall,* nailing a vertical piece  parallel with the .stachion, so that  the calf could get his bead through,  but not his shoulders.''Wo then put  tho calf in the stall and the pail of  milk in the manger. It was a pleasure to -see lho calf drink aiul a  greater pleasure to see Jiim butt, over  the pail without, in the least, splashing tho milk. By adopting this expedient any one in his best suit  may feed the calf without danger to  his clothes or his temper.  CUKliVCi   THE  SITVlN't!   llOKSE.  Shying horses aro not cured of  shying by thc use of tho whip as a  general rule, hut they are often  whipped unmercifully for it all the  same. The veterinarian would toll  you in most cases that Lho act wus  the result of" defective, vision; it. is,  therefore, cruelty Lo the poor creaturo   to  castigate it.  If steady, continual perseverance  will not cure a balky horuc, neither  whip nor lighted straw will. Such  rebels  should  be  relegated  to     hard  ���������vvoi-lc    in    ti       ilouhlo- leanr ' ail'll        iill  whipping  dispensed  with.  Shyers should have the blinders  of the harnosi*, bridle bound round  so that the horses, especially those  with defective eyesight, can see  downward only, so as to know  whore to put the feet, but not object?, around.  No one should ever strike, a horse  on tho top of or sido of the head,  because  the eyes may  he  injured.  POULTRY WISDOM.  Ono of tiie worst things a neat  .poultry keeper can do with the eggs,  is to wash them. The warm .water  opens the pores of the prolcctitig  shell,-, and the egg decays. in a very  short time. Hotter dirty egga than  spoiled  ones. ;  But best of all, have a nest wcll-  ��������� filled with clean cut hay or straw.  The ideal nest is made by turning  a keg or barrel on its sido, partially filling tho bottom with hay and  leaving it where'the biddies can discover its convenience.  A contented hen is always a  good egg producer, and anything  that worries or frightens the inhabitants of the poultry yard 'robs tlie  egg basket. For this reason there  should be shade trees iu tho yard  .where fowls are. kept.  The roosts in the poultry house  .sh'ouId^_ho^ow.^__..so._,t.hal; the; fowls  need not jump from, any great"  height, which oflon causes bumblo-  foot���������tx swelling of tho bottom and  sido of tho foot.  When bumblefoot appears wo lance  the hot torn ot the fool, and poultice  it with bread crumbs soaked in milk  or as cropetl,  raw potato.  K> IA X CIVS   M 'ILUOtfA 11! !���������.������.  According to '.\f. Neymarck, the noted French slnl.islicinn, L'ue nujnber  of French' citixi-ns possessing estates  exceeding $U������,<lf>0.0(Xi is under tliirty  wliile tnose ���������.'osscssitig estntes ovor  $���������2,500,000 but under SLO.OOO.OOO in  value total about one hundred. Ho-  tween five hundred antl six hundred  persons possess fortunes averaging  from $1.0(.)(.l,rJUn to $2,000,000. Some  four th"oii!Hi:Hi * persons in Krnnee pos-  se*-. foitunes or between $500,(KIO an'd  under -SI ,000.0(X.l. About thirteen  thousand French citizens ure "mil-  lionuin-s" in tlie I'Ymr.h 'sense of tlie  word"���������numely. possessing over 5200,-  000 and up to .? 11)5,000. .Going lower do������n th';' st'ule. ii is est I mated  th'nl. 2(',2,000 *���������"��������������������������� ncluuen possess a  capita! of !>cl.������c*-n 810,000 anil $20,-  000, and I.."IK.ooo iUlld between ?2.-  000 nnd  $!*,5oo each.  I**l'*l'*.-.(J*.*  OK  DIVING.  A professional diver says that ono  of th.* st range effects of diving is the  invaiinbln bail temper folt'wliilo working at th'o bottom, of trno sea. Aa  this usually pusses away as soon as  the sui-face is reached, it i.*������ probably due lo pressure of Wie air affecting  tlie lung.*), and through them the  bruin. Th'e exhilaration und good  temper ,,l* t*he mountain climber are  conl rsiry feelings, from an opposite  en iim*.  HERO OF PORT ARTHUR  ANATOLE MIKHAILOVITCH  STOSSEL'S  CAREER.  Comes     of     a      Swedish Family���������  School Companion of Kuropatkin.  Tliirly-niiio years ago two young  Russiun .military students left the  Army ��������� Academy of I'nvloff on thc  same day after passing their final  examination. These    two     young  graduates from that moment ranking  as oflicers in the biggest army on  eartli, wero Anatolo Mikhailoviteh  Stoessel and Alexei jS'ikolaicvitch  Kuropatkin. These' two youths hnd  studied closely ..together,' but all  through tho years that have followed  they havo nover been associated in  the service. At last they are engaged in the sumo region, commanding severally at tho two centres of  destiny on which are fixed-the- oyes  of the whole world. When J'lovna  was Qt length taken, afler a most  exciting siege wliich cost thousands  of iiiissian lives, its brave defender,  Osmau I'asha, was regarded by lOui*-  ope as tho lion of Lho hour. Should  Stoessel survive thc fall of fort  Arthur, he will bo the world's hero  in   his  turn,  A  SON OF THE  ItAUUACKS.  Stoessel comes of a very old military stock, ? In Itussia the Church  is cpiito a social caste, the. vast majority of parishes'being administered  by priests inheriting them from their  ���������fathers. Tlie army is to a great extent oll'icered by men wlios family  traditions have been connected Willi  it for many generations. The military ' pedigree of the Stoessel race  dates back to the days of Charles  XIC of Sweden. Afler Lhe dealh of  that famous king, tine of liis generals  who had been captured with other  prisoners, settled in I.ussia. Gen.  Sl.oessel's two sons, l.van and Mikhail, wero duly educated in the Russian military service. Moth wero  horn in the empire and both became,  devoted servants of the Emperor  1'aul. Tho old general allowed litem  to be trained by tiie priests of tlie  Ittisso-Grcok church in the national  orthodox creed, though for himself  he" adhered lo his original 'Lutheran  ism. ....  Tlio elder 'brother, -Ivan, attained  distinction in the war against Kup-  oleon's grand army. TMikhuil Stoessel lived to a grout age. ITe was  for many years a cavalry ollicor, colonel of tlie Uhlans of the Imperial  Guard. His  special  duty   was     to  command thu body-guard of the  Tsurilsu; this necessitated his residence always in Lho environs of one  of the. imperial paluces. liis son  Analolo accordingly was born at  l'oterhof in IS'18, and thus the ' defender of fort Arthur is now: 5G  years of: age. Kuropatkin was born  in the same year. Anatolo lirst was  sent to the cadet corps at IVitefof  at ton years of age. Then to tho  military academy at 1 'avlof)'.""**\vhore  ho became, intimate with,-.Kuropatkin.   . '������������������'���������;���������    -   -     . '*'.  Stoessel was for ten years stationed at Moscow with his regiment of  the line. His lirst experience in the  field of war wus gained on tho outbreak of hostilities between Russia  anil- Turkey in -1876.'������������������*������������������ .Commanding  ii-company"', as... lioutonant, ho was  wounded in one of the Italkan fights,  though he quickly recovered, and was  at onco promoted to the rank of  captain. At tho ond of the war,  throughout which Iio served with  -CO!vtiuuod___disliuclioii,_hc__jK_?eniii.c^_u.  major iu his regiment, uml received  n sword of honor, together with tho  decoration of St. Stanislas.  ...SERVICE  IN  ASIA.  Then, lhe wnr being over, Stoessel  began liis romantic Asia career, lie  is one of lho greatest living oxperts  on Siberian affairs, being , equally  well acquainted with the western and  thu eastern sections of tho vast province. He left his quurters in Moscow to travel straight to Vladivostock. Very soon after his arrival  he was appointed to the command of  a ritle brigade stationed ulong the  lino of the Amur. -Removed for u  time to western Siberia, he was elevated to Hit; rank of general in .18'.)*.)  and again went eastward I'o lake the  command of the rifle brigade stationed in Port Arthur. He was one  of tlie most active of Russian ollieers  in the troubles between China and  the European allies during the lioxer  riots. Since that period he has  livod entirely at. .Port Arthur, where,  with his famous and ablo colleague,  General I'flug, the Todleben of tlio  east, he has done,so much to render  the fortress  nearly-impregnable.  The Stoessel household . is small.  Mine'. Viiria Stoessel, married to ������lie  general in 1875, is with her husband  at Port. Arthur, where sbe hus dovot-  edly superintended the attentions of  the muses to the wounded. The only  child of tho pair is Alexander Aa-  tolovifch Stoessel, a young oflicer in  the 2nd riflo battalion of the Imporial Guards, the flower of ..the Russian  army, who is with his regiment at  Tsarskoe Solo.���������Wm. I.ur..an in London   Daily Leader.  A   j'.oem   in   tli  -if  it' is Itept-there  A SEVENTY I'OIJNI.  V.FtL.  Tn   fh<*   recent   storm   which    i\ig<*d  on   the  Tipper  Sol way  tlie  largest  oo!  ever .���������*.vn in the dislrict was stranded  "���������*:  |o(V   Powfivo'...   ICngI:in*I.    ..It   measured  uiititl   saves  stamps 10  fee!. *   in   i'lijlh.   25. in:*::c**: 'in  girtli  land weighed 7H po'ir.ds.  Difficulties That    Were Overcome������������������  Liquid Air   Used    for  Blasting.  When, in the your .18S2, tho St..  Gotlmixl Wnilroivd, that grout ami  wonderful creation of combined C!er-  mnny, Switzerland and Italy, was  completed, it. was propliesied that  for the present the era of international mountain railroads hail ri*acU-  i*d its closing chapters with Hint undertaking. Uul. twenty-two yours  have passed since Ihen, and yot already wo look forward eagerly lo  the timu when the Simplon Pass,  with its stage coach and postillion,  very romantic, but ulso vcry dangerous, will be u thing of the past,  for sinco November, I8S8, tiie work  on the Simplon tunnel has boon in  progress, and is now Hearing completion. It is twelve miles in length  consequently three miles longur.  than any other tunnel, and cowls  nbout $1,000,000 a  mile.  It differs from the St. Gothard  and thc Mont Conis in that it. has  no vortical nir sliufts, ns il is simply a continuous rock tunnel. Therefore, in speaking of the tunnel, ono  should use the word in tho plural  number, for in the construction or  this wonderful .piece of engineering a.  new experiment is being tried.  DOUBL1S  TUNNEL.  instead of one, two tunnels urn  bored, in order to exclude the possibility of a repetition of the accidents 'ntteii'ding the. building of tho  St. Gothard tunnel. I*or, whilo  this ,la.ltor was in progress of construction, life', temperature of. llio'  adjacent rock rose to 510.8 degroea  Selsius with every hundred motors  penetration into tlie interior of tho  rock. Dut evon before the quicksilver liad risen to '���������'<! degrees moro  than CO per cent, of the working,  force foil a prey to tho heat and  became seriously ill, whilo a great  number of horses and mules woro  ���������overcome by this heat, and rendered  incapable for work.  The summit of lhe Simplon tunnel,  being ,705 meters above the lovol of  tho sea���������tlint, is to say, '150 meters  lower than tlie- summit of the St.  Gothard-tunnel���������nnd having immense  mountains nbove it. great difficulties  wore expected in regard lo lhe aforementioned obstacle, so much moro  so ns the Simplon lunnel is five kilometers longer thnn the St. Gothard,  and because Lhe lemjieiaturo will bo  a groat deal higher than :t0 degrees  before the. workmen from both ends  of tlio tunnel can* incut.  FOR   VENTILATION.  Hut. the obstacle in question was  happily surmounted by au aide aad  b'killfui engineer, since dcafl, who  solved the question by building two  of them, instead of one, ono, of  course, being only uu air shaft, separated from Lho first by a wall  about, seventeen meters in thickness. About every 200 miiLei's thoso *  two tunnels open inlo ono another  by a cross channel, which can bo  hermetically closed. 'At the entrance  the ventilation operators drive the  air through the tunnel ami out again  inlo tliu open by the Inst cross channel at the oilier end. thu.-. taking  along the injuriou:. gases.  Not content wilh this triumph,  the engineers are experimenting with  liquid air instead of dynamite ns a  moans of hlnsting whicli would ob- .  via to entirely lhe pernicious air  in   the .'subterranean   passages.  With the exception' of the tunnel  liie builders of the railroad will,  (inti few techni'.'ul dilliculties as compared with the building of thc St.  Gothard .tunnel in the construction  of which latter great artificial landing places had lo be built, at a  great expense of money and technical skill. Tho landings on either  side, of lho Simplon Railwuy will  be very easy of access, os thc present Jura-Simplon roa\l. coming,  troiii Geneva, si ops only two kilometers from the north gate of the  projected tunnel, while on the south  Bido of the tunnel lhe Italian railroads hi Dome d' Oi.sola will join  tlie Simplon  trains.  I'RELIMINARV   "WORK.  Of courso the building of such a  "tutiiiel^neeessitalod-lhe-erectii.n__of. a_.  groat many lurildings iifar ils  mouth, so that to-day the workmen  on thc tunnel form a little community by themselves. Special car  trucks were laid for tho quick and  comfortablo transportation of thc  laborers uml Iheir building material  and other requisites. Ono can  therefore iinnginc that. it. was no  easy task to meet nil demands and  anticipate all wants iu, this gigantic   iin.Tertul.ing.  The pass over the Simplon was  known by Cuesar and Iii.t legions,  and was oven made uso of wliwi occasion demanded. hi the middlo  nges, however, and especially at tlm  beginning ' of Ihe-JOtii century thc  Simplon pass became more popular  more frequented and moro widely  known than any of the other 'A!pin6  passes.  When Mapoleon. in lho year 1800,  on his triumphal nmroli through  Europe, led In's army over thc St.  Hernard pass he ord)red a road to  bo built over Simplon, in order to  be able to move from corrtitry to  country with as few delays as possible. ?His..word' was law and in five  years/.the; beautiful road was finish- .  ed, the model road of all Alpiu,c  highway,*;, as far as technique and  scenic beauty are concerned.  CURIOUS   WKIWUNG   1.11'T.  Surely the most curious present  ever given to anyibody was Iliat anudo  to an olderly "Welsh couple in Kentucky. .Tolin Williams and liis wifo  celebrated tlieir golden wedding, and  among the presents* receive?I from  tlieir friends ware a tombstone witli  their names beautifully i.-ngwt veil on  il.   There were blanks  for  tl-.e tlnUvs.  Too ofv?.|* r.h"* stork light.*, on "*���������  mail's roof :".'1i;*i1 file .w..H is. s. t* *lii.i  door. ���������  ^2_S___2 3. /U-������*-V(*iJ-,>l������S*U  *****  .������-&___.������_.._.  ..J*^J'^.'U*-UriPl..'     '  *   *   vS &*;*������...*",*-.���������������������������������-���������     ' ''    '     '. ������������������  .-Li'iS-f ..      _  "/'  .^S  MAKING LOVE TO KINGS  CRANKS   WHO    TRY     TO     WOO  KINGS AND  QUEENS.  "Foolish Maidens  Who  Hope Some  Day to   Marry    a  King.  Tlie one annoyance to King Edward during his recent visit to Mur-  tcnbnd was Uie persistent attentions  of women admirers, who crowded  nbout him whenever ho appeared in  the streets. Several of these had to  be somewhat severely dealt with by  the authorities; und one lady, who  was bent on securing a conversation  with his Majesty, had an enforced Interview with a magistrate instead.  Hoyalty is the peculiar prey of tho  , feminine crank, and moro than    ono  private secretary has  confessed thnt  tbe would-be lover is a greater nuis-  itnce  than  tho  begging-letter writer.  200 LETPERS 'TO THE KING.  Headers will recall the case ol a  woman who gave considerable trouble to tiie police two years ago by  her continual annoyance of Uio King.  Sh* declared herself to bc in love  witli his Majesty, and was under the  delusion that slie had heen enoourag-  eil. It wns found that she had written over two hundred letters, asserting her love in passionate terms.  The zealous lover is now being cared  for in an asylum  Tho young Crown Pi nice of Germany, whoso engagement has just  been announced, has been the lecip-  ieirt of hundteds of unwelcome attentions from women in all parts of  ihe Continent and thc United States.  No fewer then lite American ladies  laused announcements of his engagement to them bc published.  A pietty and popului young lady���������  Mass Lottie Jlcl**ei���������paid him considerable attention ifunng his last  visit to the States When hc returned, she piomptly wrote his Rojal  "aghHcss lcttcis burning with love,  nivd begged him to publicly acknowledge hei   as his beliothed.*  SIXTY OFFERS IN ONE DAY.  One prominent journal actually appeared with pottraiti of the pan-  linked together with iiy, and underneath a picttue of the Kaiser sternly  ���������c.*.:������>������>*������-x������X">****X">x~>*  2 _ . *  *       UU k ������ TII      X  ��������� ������-______������_______���������  *���������  * al  HEALTH  ABDOMINAL EXKRCISES.  A good many persons who lead  fairly sensible lives as regards health  conditions, who cat moderately, slceft  in well-ventilated rooms, nn'd take  sufficient exercise in the opon air,  strnngoly neglect one of Uie most important set of muscles in the entire  body, namely, the abdominal.  It needs hut a thought to appreciate how important these muscles arc.  In th'e abdomen wo have all tho digestive organs, among Uiem tlie solid  nnd heavy liver, anil to keep thcm  in place there is nothing but the n-  terior muscular walls, except tlie so-  called ligiunients, which aro only folds  of tlie peritoneum, too weak to hold  n heavy weight for a long j>erio*l  without stretching. There is a goo'd  deal of resistant fibrous tissue in tliis  wall, it Is true, but th'nt is n lifeless sort of a support, an'd lacks the  vital  resistance     of  muscle. When  these lack tone thero is more or less  sagging of all th'o contained organs,  their blood-vessels and nerves arc  stretched or displaced and tlioir functions disturbed Tho entire circulation within the abdomen is nftcctcd,  and venom, congestion���������what the doctors at Gc>man bpas*c,.ill "abdonyn-  al \enosity"���������ensues?  At these watpiing-plai.es the <on-  dition is tren.od by dieting and tho  use of tho waters internally ami externally. Xnesc me.ismes give lelief  for a timo,���������but only for a time,���������  and when the sotibon opens at tho spa  the following year, the man with the  weak abdominal muscles ls back for  his annual "cure " Far fcottoi is it  to strengthen the abdominal muscles,  and so not onlv banish the ti oiible  foi a time, but Keep it ftom icturn-  ing.  Walking docs little, at least not  enough, for tho>*e muscles, and it is  often advisable for those engaged in  sedentary pui suits to take special  abdominal exercises These aie of  c - . \arious   kinas,   but   ono   simple   exei-  ndmomshing his son for contiacting cjse wJ]i a_*.,Wl*i* all the requuements.  a match with a commoner "I don't it _s best taken in the morning be-  laie for all the crowns in the world" fore the bath iViUi all the clotlunf  the young l'lincc o-vclaimeU. "I am;,cnwoti to tho wsa3t. am, With no-  going to  wed Lottie DeUer'" [lh       t   ht nbout the W������USt>  ,10     on  .* ,,, n^' al0no thc,hoir to the | the back en the floo. with the root  ,'Zrl ett i^rCJCLClV-?i "?, E1Xty nmdei the rung of a heavy cJiau or  ���������u?������ J?���������SSw ^"��������� t ie",tIlel0, aJe!the opened lower d.awer of a bin eau  quite a number of pietty  damsels to  -pi,���������     ��������� ������������������     -* ..... _,.  whom he has made love.     He    por-   v,   *  tnstently wooed tho beautiful     "*--- cncsT  with the aims folded on tho  rise slowly to a sitting posture, kooping the back peifectJy  stiaight, then gindunlly sink baik  again to thc supine posture Take a  deep breath and lcpeat This may be  (lone live times nt hist, the number  bein-.' giadtialiv mcronsoif. When it  . 'can be done without undue effoit, the  Miss  Oladjs  Deacon,   an   Anieutan, ,.xcluse mnv bo taken with tho hands  pcr-  Miss  Gcrnldane Fariai, who was acting at  the Royal Opera "ouso in Deihn.  But the lady would not accept the  Prince's advances, and he had to end  Ins attentions���������a i ejected suitor  LOVES OF A PRINCE.  Iicauty and heiress, fascinated thc  Crown Prince when he camo to England m 1901 and paid a round of  visits here He kiat met Miss Dca-  ton at Dlcnheim, while staying with  thc Duko; and Duchess of Mailbor-  ough The   friendship  is said     to  tiR"ic ripened so fast tliat the Pnnce  proposed befoie ho returned to Gei-  mnny, and at eicry stage of his  homeward journey sent beautiful picture-postcards off to tho ladj.  Miss Eleanor Dieisel, whom the  Prince met while a student at Bonn,  ���������did not know of his high rank, and  returned lus afiection But when his  Identity was disclosed to her,  promptly gave him up, in spite  his vows and protestations.  Mass Isadoic Duncan, a dancei, and  Miss Edyth AYalther and Miss Bessie  Abbot, all opera-singers, hare, in  turn, fascinated this susceptible  S0tmg man, who now, at the age" of  twenty-two is going to settle down.  The young King of Spain's*-adMS-  crs aie being greatly woij-ied by  would-be sweetheaits- for their Royal  charge Of course, he is not pei-  nntted to see the-lettcis, but numbers have been lccctyed from women  nnxjous to win the/boy's heart. A  beautiful singei jmd dancer,��������� Mira-  rios���������who was onto, honored with o  Hojal- comatfaml/ openly declaiod  Ihat *-hc.would make the King vfall  in l������n������ with hcr.- Slie sent him  uiimrntocb fi din. pi ery ^ilace she ns-  iIikI while on'totti, and; enclosed with  -i.Kh  was-af'love-letter * But��������� the  So\eieign knew nothing of this, and.  In hi'i rage at being totally ignored,  h)<i* twice called at the palace and demanded audience  clasped   undei   the  hack  of  tho henA  and   linnllv,   with  the  arms   extended  above the head���������Youth's Comtpaniou.  of  ABUSE OF SPECTACLES.  Has! ft Dei by, in tho Phila. Med.  Journal, protests against the use  glasses when they aie not absolutely  netes������=niy If hypenoetiopia be mod-  ciate, it is a mistake to ucc glosses  for anything hut close work, for the  patient is reduced to a defnendencc  upon them^ which might bo nioidod.  In myopia glasses aio piobably worn  too little, but gioat caie must be  she' exercised in tieatmcnt, and no glass  of j should be ordered until a thoi ongh  investigation of thc history of the  patient, the family tendencies, tho  acutcnoss of MSion, nnd thc condition  of the intenor of the eye hns been  made As to astigmatism so much  lelief has been given by glasses that  the tendency is to prescribe thorn  when thev are not stuctly needed  Thc author believes that thev tan  bo dispensed with m cases in which  vision eithei with oi without a  sphci ical glass, is found equal in  unity As to muscular weakness, it  is often cuied by nn unproved general  condition, without the use of prisims  THROUGH  A   CUT FINGER.  How  Edison   Came to Invent    the  Phonograph.  .. An accident���������a cut on the linger���������  ���������vanned Edison to invent thc phonograph", or talking machine. Mr. ISili-  son told tlio story of this invention  \6.a .-visitor recently. At tlie time,  lie said, he wa.s, singing into a tele-  plume, and in the telephone's mouthpiece heihad placed for safe keeping  a filic steel point. .Suddenly thi.s  point cul, h'is linger. Hc found, to  ..liis. surprise, .that it had been moving  here ami there and round about, guid-  itl  by- the vibrations  of liis voice.  lie placed a 'Strip''.of .yellow paper  under the steel point, replaccil it ih  1hV inoulliniece, and said the alpha-  list. Tlie steel) wliile lie?spoko, ran  nvei- llii; paper and for eacli letter  of the alphabet it made a different*  tmnrk.  Tliis wus wliut Mr. Ellison had  liopeif for. He now liold tlie steel  point still and drew th'e paper  .-cratches slowly ovor it. There wns  ghMi forth, vevy faintly, the alplia-  l)st ,i.   lie hatl  reneuloH  it.  Thus the p.iincirile of thc phonograph!-���������the .registering and reproduction of the voice's vlbrntlons���������was  illsat'ovcroil through the cutting of a  finger. It was Edison's linger,  th'Wgh. tIin t, was cut. Smith's or  Urown's niighl have been iiuitc hacked off. nnii no phonograph would  liave   resullett.  Thirteen llrilish life insiirniicii of-  fli is decline proposal!* frwni imviw-  cinl led  pci'Hoi'L,.  ���������ALWAYS   HEADY.  Sitting or standing in daughts, especially when tho body is warm.  Sitting or standing too long near  a window.  Tho excessive use of stimulating  drinks and of hot drinks before going  out.  Living or sleeping In badly-ventilated rooms.  Breathing the vitiated air of a  crowded room.  Too sudden exposure to Heat after  exposure to cold,  THE DRUNKARD'S SERMON.  Translated   From the Reformblat-  ter,   of  Berlin.  Probably never a more eloquent sermon against intemperance has been  preached than tliat to wliich somo  timo ago a number of well-dressed  young gentlemen listened in the snug  of a restaurant in Berlin, Germany.  Tliere a very dissipated-looking vagabond, with watering eyes,-burst open  tho door and pleadingly turned his  eyes upon th'o drinkers! Tliesc order-  oil a drink for him, for which they  paid, antl then vehemently urged tho  man to make a speech". Haying  emptied h'is glass and tlien started at  tbe guests for n moment, ho began  talking with' dignity and with" an eloquence which showed but too plainly  liow low lie had fallen in the social  scale.  "Gentlemen," he **ai(', ' in contemplating you and nivseli iust now it  seemed to me tliat J" was beholding  the pictuti, of mv lost manhood. This  my bloated fid, onci was a9 young  and good-looking as nny of yours;  this tottering fiyuro onte nioicd  about as erect and pi ond as youis,  I w,*s a man in a woi Id of men. I,  too, onto had a home, fncnds nnd a  good position 3 had a wife as beautiful ns a paintei's drram, but T allowed the piicolcss peail of her honor to diop into the wineglass, and  saw It melt in it, like Cleopatia, and  swallowed it up at one diaught I  had thildien as dear and sweet as  spi ing llowers but I <*aw them wither and die under the poisonous cuisc  of theii besotted father I had a  homo, wheie love lighted the fno upon the altni and sustained it, but I  extinguished the fiie and daikness and  destt action reigned there instcad To-  dav, I am a mai l ie<t man without a  wife, a father without children; a  vagabond without a home, a mav_. in  whom every impulse fot good "has  perished. I die of the cui<-e of dtink'"  Tlio unfoitunate man censed 'talking Tho glass fell out of his tiem-  bling, powoiloss hnnd, and bioke on  the floor into innumerable pieces  Wllren the v oung men raised tlieir eves  ho had gone' Thev, too, left thc  place deeply impicssed' Thev felt  that they had listened" to a sermon,  which thev should rcmombcr to the  end of then Incs, and, as thev went  along, the words of the wretc*hed  homeless one, "I die of the cuise of  di ink',"*    oounded   in   the   ears     again  and  again    1   TRUST YOUR. CHILDREN  If You    Do    Not They Will Grow  Up Mean and Narrow-minded.  Did \o-i e\ei know a boy who was  constantly watched, and whoso cvciv  act was scrutinized with seventy, to  rise to anything gieat? Did you ever  know a watched boy who did not develop "veiy unJusiiable qualities? Did  you ever know anyone who was habitually held under a microscope by a  suspicions, exacting parent or teacher to develop a laigo, bioad-mindcd,  mangnanimous charactei?  Theie niav bc exceptions to the rule  In this matter, as in all others, but  \ou will find it true in gcneial that  ihildicn who are not tiu^ted, and  aie not put on thou honor, will grow  into mean, nanow-minded, suspicious  men ant!  women.  Like begets like Bv a natuial law,  all   things   seek   theii   affinities. A  cutical, fault-finding suspicious na-  tme will awaken nnd call into action  the vvorst qualities of those with  wliom.lt has dealings.,.Servants of  cmployeis of this' kind sometimes become   dishonest    'because"    suspicious  WAS SENT HOME  AS INCURABLE  THEN      JOS.      BOONE      FOUND  health: IN DODD'S  KIDNEY PILLS.  He Was Unable to Work for Seven Years Before He Used the  Great Canadian.   Kidney Remedy  Cottel'3 Coivc, Nll'd., Dec. 26. ���������  (Special.).���������The days of miracles aro  past, but the cure of Joseph Boono  of this placo almost ranks with tlio  sensational  cures of the earlier ages.  Mr. Boone had been ailing for eight  years, seven of wliich 'ho was unable  to work from the effects of Backache  and Kidney Complaint. He was all  aches and  pains.  He wns treated by several doctoral,  and after seven mpnths in the hospital was sent liome ns incurable. It  was there that, reading of cures in  the newspapers led him to ������f/so Dodd's  Kidney Pills. It took twonty-ono  boxes to cure him, but to-day he is  strong and well and hard at Work  lobster fishing.  People here have learned that if  the diFeaso 1������ of the Kidneys or  from the Kidneys Dodd s Kidnev- Pills  will cine it.  THE HABIT^OF INSECTS  THEY ARE   ARCHITECTS    AND  INVENTORS.  Wonderful      Exhibition      of       the  Mechanical Ingenuity of  The  Ant.  Ants weie making snug houses of  bucks and moitar whon our remote  ancestors weie sniveling in holes of  the rocks. Spiders wero constiuct-  mg diving bells ages befoie man dai-  ed to trust himself in a hollow log  upon tlle surface of the water. Theic  is little doubt that man is indebted  to humble foi ins of creeping and  winged life for tlie ougm of many of  his most boasted inventions.  It seems impossible to deny 1 eason-  mg power to ants, bees, spideis, and  seveial other insects, when one considers their quick intelligence in  dealing with emergencies. The moie  naturalists study these cieatures, the  moio amazing are the discoienes  thoy make.  Ma*.   E    G.  Green  has  latel*,     bcon j,]jscovercd     ���������  noting the habits of led ants   These .means of which a tooth may bo pain*  The satisfaction of having' tlio  washing done early in tho day,  and well done, belongs to every  User of Sunlight Soap. iob  opening at tho lower end of tlio boll.  These journeys aro repeated until tho  underwater home is completely filled  with air. Such may bo seen shining  liko littlo silver balls at tho bottom  of many Knglish ponds and sluggish  streams.  Nor do these exhaust the list or inventions whicli insects have perfected. Tho wasp family made a good  quality of brown paper ages before  tho idea occurred to man; the ant  lion constructed its pitfall beforo our  savage forefathers arrived at tho  art of trapping, and tlio gnat built  floating boats for , its eggs before  tho human raco camo into oxistence.  ���������London Answers.   -V   THAT  TI11N Rill!  LINE  SomeboJv told All. Jcnl**. tint led  flannel worn nc*t to tho skin would  cure the iheumatism fiom which, ho  sulTeied. So he pui.hasod sovei.il  sets of rod flannel untloi garments  T'nc salesman as&med him thit the  him guaranteed the goods in ovciy  pailiciilur. About two weeUs later  Mr. .TenKs levisited the shon, sought  out the proprietor, and told his wo-  ful stoiy.  "The goods aie tho bost in the  house," declared the propi letoi "Of  couise,'' ho saiif, in the reasonable  tone   used    to  uniensonnble peisons,  of    touise,    the   shirts   mav      ha*.c  shiuiik or faded a little "  'Shi unk'     Faded'"   bell owed      ATi  Jonks     "What do iou think mv wife  said  to  mo    when I enme  down     to  bieakfast    yesteiday   with     one      of  them  on?"  'J he pronrietor looked   bored  "Well, **ii," said tho nggiievod  .Tenks, "she looked at me a minuto  and then said, 'What is that littlo  red line round vour neik, John'' It  Isn't the baby's sti nig of to'.il beads,  is it?' "  PAINLESS IJXTRACTfON  riofessor    Rcdnrtl,   of Geneva,   has  now  of Geneva,  anaesthetic,  b.v  -Ithoiignls     aie  entertained  concerning  "Always ready'  ls a >������y excellent  them     so 3om,    t1ujt   they" begin .to  motto for muses, either m-puvateor .,toubt lheil  oWn mtogntv, and finally  hospital. piacticc^Pr������*iou9__tTine__is_|ti,lnl._thcv    ,llay_  lVv__we!i_have-lhe  lost eveiy  day,  piccious  lives are of- j c ���������,.  * tho nanl0       B(.ys   who aIf,  ten   lost,   because  a   nurse  was     not , ronsclolls of heing SIl,pea������l of doing  ready  foi   an   cinngem^     lhe    nurse   W1 alwavs,     of     shirking     their  who   is  wanted   for   les.ionsablc   posi- - *  tions in hospitals is the nurse who  knows how to keop up her "-applies,  who knows how to be. in readiness ior  doctors' visits, for "the reception of  patients, for the hundred and ono  emergencies thnt may arise. Any ono  with ordinary powers of locomotion  can run hither antl thither hunting  for tilings, while a doctor stands and  waits and fumes, hut training ought.  if it accomplishes anything it ought  to teach nurses to -anticipate and be  ready. "Told, then trusted," vis the  superintendent's desire for nurses, but  her heart's desire is not reached in  most individuals at onco. It usually means "line upon line an'd precept  upon precept." Tt is not stfflicient  to tell nurses wKat to get ready,  wb'at to keep. ready in their department, but a daily inspection should  lie made to see that instructions nre  obeyed. ... '.-'������������������'  J CATCHING   COLD.  . It is interesting fo learn on -the  authority of the author of a book  en til led "Catching Cold,'* that there  aro '22 different ways in which to  catch a cold. Wo quote a few of the  most common causes of colds:  Allowing tlie physical system to become enfeebled through' the disregard  of simple laws of Health".  An uncleanly or iin'healthiy condition of the skin induced by neglect of  dally bathing.  Wearing Insufficient clothing in winter.  Going to bed with celt? feet.  SI milling on  stone or cold  ground.  Htnntling nt th'o Are wlien one's  clothes arc wot���������a very dangerous  7>rni:tlrc.  InhilnaHy  sitting-with-the back to  Uio Ilia.  aoik, ot of s'igSiting then tnsks, will  come to think, aftei a while, thnt  thev aio not woi thy of tnibt. and  that they must have some bad qualities, or parents and teachers would  not regard  tliom  thus.  WORLD'S RICHEST WOMAN.  Bertha   Krupp's    Dividend     From  the  Great  Krupp  Co.  Bertha "Krupp's income from the  {.rcat. Krupp Company, of the $40.-  000,000 capital stock, is $2,400,000  a year, $200,000 a monlK, about $6,-  000 a day. TKo company has just  declared a 6 per cent, annual dividend".  But this great income does not  measure the wealth of the richest  young woman in the ''world.' Miss  'Bertha, the elder -of hi.s daughters,  'now eighteen years of ��������� ago, inherited  from her father, th'e great gunmaster,  thc gun works at Essen, th'e ship  works and wharves at Kiel, and all  his iron and coal mines in West-  pbalia and Spain. Conservative estimates make tlic value of this property  $75,000,000.  Miss Bertha will receive yet more  money at her mother's death, for the  groat ironmaster left not less than  $150,000,000 out of which will come  a splendid* fortune for Ks younger  'daughter.  Miss Barbara.   f-   DON'T GET  COLD PBET.  If fate attempts to frighten you,  Ju/jt double up  your  two  fists,   too.  Don't get cold feet.  Go  bristle up  and  show your grit,  Don't give an  Inch  or back a Mt,  Show fist and muscle back of it.  Don't get cold feet.  little cieatures, he found, used leaves  to construct their abodes, a curious  inateiial, when one tonsidois that  ants hale not���������like -neater birds���������  any natural means foi fastening  leatcs together. It was in this operation tliat the extraordinary mechanical   ingenuity     of    these crcepinc  lull *i*-_*_a    ivua   0">1,11_>1L\.0. ���������  On tho trees near by were certain  small cat ei pillars, possessed, like thc  silkworm grub, of the potver of emitting a fine thread The ants were  seen to disperse, and fetch a number  of these catcrpillais in their jaws;  then, bringing them to the place  where building operations weie going on, they passed them  BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS  across the odges of thc  leaves ' till  the sticky threads had fastened these  firmly together.  Ants weie certainly the first of  created beings to build a bridge  They hate been known to bridge a  ilvulet, eight inches wide, by bend- j  ing blades of grass across, securing)  them on the oppsite side, and then  making all firm with a thick coating  of mud Also, when tar had been  used, bpicad Jn a circle to keep insects from the skins of bird specimens, the naturalist Gibbs noticed  ants deliberately budge thc sticky  barrier with sand, and so cross dry-  footed.  Anyone who hns ever examined the  nest-cells of tho big bluelcaipenter  bee will iccognisc that here is tho  work, of ap insect inventor. Besides  the deep canals it hews in" wood���������  some "of them" a foot long,'and a  th(rd of anj, inch in dianieter���������the  beai'liful partitions it makes in these  chambcis are woith noticing They  ai e consli ncted-of i nely pulverised  wood-dust, glued together so perfectly that, when dry, the partitions  appeal  a puit of thc solid wood.  Ktcn morc wondcu'ul is the nest  thc poppy bee, an insect which hns  a secret process which man cannot  imitate. ������  THE 1'OlU'y BUB'S TtOME  is a hole in thc ground, three inches  deep, of whicli tho w&'ils arc smoothed aird polished to a china-like consistency. ..This done, the bee lines  her cave with petals of the scarlot  poppy. Her    wall-paper    lies   as  smooth as glass, yet with tho finest  scissors a man could'not cut" their  leaves without their wrinkling.  A species of spider���������the naiad���������has  invented a very perfect' and beautiful  littlo diving bell. This Is of silk,  so closely--spun'as to.be impermeable to water, und is attached firmly  to the stalk of a weed or water  plant a few inches below the surface.- When the*boll is finished,, the  spider fills it with air. 'This is dono  by catching*a bubble of air under the  body,   and   diving with  it  into    the  lossly extracted with none of the aftereffects caascd by ether and chloroform. Tinding that the nei vous system is influenced by coloiod light the  piofessor experimented with eneh in  turn, anil poitcivcd that blue has  an extiaoidmaiy soothing elicit on  ine nerves lho "piattical lesult of  his discovery was that, by shutting  tho patient in a dnik loom and exposing his eyes to a bine light of  sixteen candle-powci for tluec minutes, he lost all sense of p.un alt/hough at the same time ictaining  his  senses  S^t!*K��������� &,-  fX#iol4L<rL4el&            'ecu  We can handle your poultry eltbtf!  alive or dresaed to beat advantage.*  Also your butter, eggs, honey and  other produce.  DAWSON   COMMISSION   CO.,  Limited  Cor.   Wait   Market   and   Colborno    Sta.,   TORONTO.  POULTRY  THE  A s^piaic foot of Uj-icoveicd pipe,  filled with steam at 100 lh pi-essuio,  will radiate and dissipate in a teai  tho heat put inlo 3,710 lbs. of steam  by tho economic combustion or ..'OS  lbs , of coal Thus 10 equal c feet of  baro pipe concsponrls oppioMinarely  to th- waste of tvvo tons of :oal pei  arm m.  Minard's Liniment for saie everywhere  Traveller���������"When  is the  next  ttain  out?" Stationmastei  ��������� ���������'Twelve  o'clock,  su* " Traveller ���������  "What  Isn't there ono befoie thnt?" Sta-  tionmastcr���������"No, su; we never run  one before the next "  I was Cm oif. of a bad ease of Gup  by MtNAHl) S Lli\T3S.EST.       ,    ~  Sydney,   C aB.        *C.  I   LAG UK.  I was Cured of loss of t ok o  by-MlNAHD'S-I_TNlj-Ii:NT.   Yarmouth CJTAS l'JLUM-Mi:it  I was Cured of Sciatica Ilhcu.ni.i-  lism  by MINAIIIVS L1NEM10NT.  Bin is   Nfld      URlVTfl S. BUT1JJH.  FASHIONS  FHOM  THE ARMY.  Why   the   Two  Buttons Are Put on  Men's   Coat   Sleeves.  It is not at all surprising that  many male and female fas-hions should  have been borrowed from the Army,  but it is a little odd that ono of tho  most generally recognized patterns  for "gent's sleeves:' should have been  adopted in imitation of military fashion wlien it wns introduced into  thc tanks in oidei to chock a dis-  agiceablo habit then common among  mon.  'lho two buttons which ndoin the  cliffs ol most men's slcetos aie as  leasonl'Css as anything could well  be, but they were placed on soldieis'  sleet es to pi event the men using their  cufts in lieu of handkerchiefs, as it  was found that the cuffs of uniforms  became shabby and soiled long before the lost of the tunic showed signs  of wear. Of com so, oiiginally the  two buttons mtioduccd as obstacles  to the nose were sown on top of the  sleeve, instead of at the seam as  now worn, and gradually ns their  use disappcued they woifced f.n ther  lound.  How many men���������or women either,  for that mattci���������who wear "spats"  aie awaie that in so doing they arc  paying a compliment to the Highlander who so distinguished themselves at Lucknow? Spats weie oiiginally worn because the Highland regiments at Lucknow woie them, and  so gic.it was the popularity of these  regiments on account of then gloii-  ous deeds that men, women, and chil-  dicn adopted nil sorts of things in  tho way "of dress in imitation of  Highland unifoims Among these  things weie spats, und, albeit they  scrte no practical u^o whatetei, thoy  hate hold the public favor ever since.  In tciy much tlie same way hate puttees become populai Befoie our  troops lor South Afnca were supplied  with puttees nobody thought of wearing thorn, but with the war the puttees lushed into fashion, and now-a-  dnys one in o-.eiy thtec paiis oU leggings one sees is made mote oi less  decidedly after the style of puttees.  And the out=Ide pockets with flap to  button, which aio common enough for  men's easv" suits, enme in with  the < onung of khaki  'lhe cutaway foim of the moimng-  eont ami also tho dress-coat comes  irom tho Aimy. Somowheie in the  icign oi George IV tho long coat  was intioducod into the Aimy. It  was soon lound that the sword hating to be worn under the coat made  maiching uncomfortable and ungainly  and it became the practice to turn  th<* ends of the sknt of the coat up  <\nd fasten t'nciu behind the back. Tho  buttons men havo at the back of  their coats survive from this, and  not, as is genTallv supposed, from  th'e "sword-buttons " Tn time tho  long coat was curtailed, but tho practice of faslen'ng back thc corners of  the sKn t remained until th<- dandies  of the da-y weie inspired by it and  had then coat-skirts cut awny till  something like the modern moining-  coat was .obtained. ..The swallowtail  <pi,ickly followed, and to this day has  lemaincd   cortect   evening      dies*.   ���������   Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, eic.  ,v:|  4  Al  Used in H.B.K. Mitts, Gloves  and Moccasins���������tough as'wlisle-  bone, flexible, soff, pliable, scorch-  proof, wind- proof, boil: proof,  crack-proof, te.ar-prooF, rip-proof,  cold-proof, almost wear-proof���������  certainly the greatest leather  ever used in mitts and gloves.  Like buckskin it is tanned  without oil, unlike buckskin it is  not porous, it is wind-proof���������vvill  outwear three buckskins.  "Pinto" Mi'ts 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  '   BPAND: ���������_.  HUDSON BAY KNITTING CO.  Montreal    Winnipeg  . Oawson*^  ������_w*  -$<*gr j  In Germany only 413- out of 1,000  males reach thc age of fifty years,  while more than 500 out of 1,000 females reach, that ago.  .... r������r, Ov������f Sixty Ve������M  .Hn*.WlNniow'bSootimnuHriiur hu b.ea itt 1 if  mllllontiof mothers tor their children -n-hlle laa*.**irij.  lutnotl)aitb0cblld.nofl������nitllsKuini.'*lla*,spaln. cur������i  wlndeollo.regulatci thevlomacb ali'l bowels, ftudi* th.  bcftreiiieajtful' lllarrhieo. Twenty-tire cants a lioul*'  8o]d bydrugffitethronghuut the world. Ileeureanl  ������ke.<*r"MK*. WiNaLOtt'eMooTuiKodviior."- -i'-ui  lhe laitost camellia In existence is  at Piintit/ Castle, near DrcFdenrGci-  inany. The tree is 21 feet high, and  piodr-crs about '*0,000 blossoms an-  nu.illy  Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.  "There Is but one kind of rock that  grows,"   said   the  professor. "Can  any of you mention it?" "yes, sir,"  replied the frith boy: "thc i-ham-  roclc."  In  Sweden  antl  Norway  there     are  several     homes  for  spinsters. One  of. tlu-so, at lenst, is as attractive as  it is unique. It is the -monument to  tlie memory of nn exceedingly wealthy  oltl man,, who, tiying more than two  hundred years ago, left "the major  purl, ol' his fortune to the old maids  nmong hi.s descendants.  Do you catch cold easily ?  Does the cold hang on ?   Try  &hiloli's  Consumption  jGure T^cLuns ���������  It cures  the most stubborn kind  of   coughs   and   colds.     If   it  doesn't  cure you, your money  will be refunded.  Prices: S. C. Welt-b &��������� Co.  303  Z5c.S0c.il    LcBoy, N. Y.. T<5roDto.CttO,  ISSUE NO.  52���������04.  DR.A.W. CHASE'S rtC  CATARRH CfcBE...-tU0.  la Mat 4lraet to tk������ fHiMii  nm by th* laprond Blcwm  Hull Ike ulcere, clean tbe all  peeaafee. oop*. "Iropplun Ib tie).  throat aad permanunlf coca*  Catant aodHaTFerer. Blower  free. All dealer*, or Dr. A. VV. Chaee  Medicine Co.. Toronto aad Ba_U&  Sarah     Bernhardt     lian com.uilted "  stage   .suicide   nearly .'10.000- timo's-������-  10.000  by poison,   7,000,Iiy.' j������.ui|r.ng--*  into   the     Seine.   r*.000't������y~ Wiv'.ol'vcr-  bullc-t,  and  -j.OO'J by dimmer.   Lever's V-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant Soap Powder iu better than  other powdeit, as it it (tolti soap nna  disinfectant.  There are forty wordn tu tho Kng.  lish language which aie Mp������-lt the  same  forwards  and  I������>.-I:wxri1������*.  AI-WAVS.  Bc fair.  Judge not.  Kat  regularly.  lie not selfish. -  Breathe deeply.  Walk every day.  Make  haste slowly.  Dress comfortably.  Shun dobt as thc plague.  Give what you can afford.  'Attend  to  your  own  affairs.  Cultivate a charitable attitude.  Beware of making rash promises.  Remember that spito doesn't pay.  Hnve tho courago ol your opinions.  Love your neighbor���������in moderation.  If you do all this you'll be a comfort to yourself and friends, and a  credit to  tbe community.  Flowers are rented in New York,  and tho samo bouquet may serve at  a succession of marriages,  Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia  Willis���������"I'd'hale to be n-* hard up  as Broke socnis to bo " *in**s TV'al-  lace���������"What '"lends", you to tli ink hc in  hard up?" "Wliy, tie'*������ Im***ii to in������  ten times this wesk to get th/it five  dollnrs I borrow*! fiorm him .six  moiths ago."  FEATHER   DYEINQ  0leeat_>������aa4C*t_rllsc>adKM CHorer oleaaed   Thm ,  "���������- ****.mt bf ������eat, leper ee. the beat place la  lUTItH   AMERICAN   DYEING CS,  No  Breakfest Table  complete without  EPPS'S  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.  COCOA  The   Most  HEutritious  Aiid Hoonomfcal. ���������*-������������  V5"5K  TE R  jS*iLXj_Ej  This Year business has been most satisfactory, and with the closing of the 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.  -^-fe*  --*_-%���������  ^0  ���������firs'  Dress Goods  Reg. Price  40 inch Tweed Dress Goods 85c  40 inch Fancy Dress Goods Sac  ���������IS inch Muck Lustre 75c  12 inch Tartan 75c  44 inch Heavy Plain Cloth 40c  44 inch Tweed, good (juulity 1 50  45 inch Broud Cloths 1 25  JO inch Zebeline 1 00  Ladies' Jackets  Aie you in need of a. Jacket.   This is an opportunity not to be overlooked.  ' Keg. Pi ice   Now  Black Cloth  Jackets, this Season's  Goods       ....  Black Cloth Jackets (this season)  Blouses and Shirtwaists  T  Now  50c  50c  50c  55c  25c  1 00  75  75  Grey Tweed Jackets  **������ i*  Fawn Jackets  Fawn Jackets  Biown, Jackets  $18  10  12  12  0  15  10  12  12  10  8  0  5  7 50  5 00  0 00  i%  Ladies' Costumes  Erg. Tiiec Now  Ladies' Costumes,  Sizes 31 & 30 $12 00   $ 0 00  Ladies' Costumes, 18 00       9 00  Ladies' Costumes, 27 00      13 00  Ono line of Wrapperetl.es, Blouses, lined.  Selling at our old figures for $1.25 and $1.50, can be  had now for the remarkably low price���������75c.  Other lines, namely, Lustres, French Flannels,  Cashmeres, etc. Regular Prices $3.00 and $4.00.  Your choice at Our Midwinter Sale for $2.00.  Furs at Half Price  The Pi ice on all our Furs has been cut right in  tvvo. Now the opportunity is yours lo buy Fuis at  half price tit this Sale.  Blankets !!     Blankets !!     Blankets!!  Reg. Price   Now  White Blankets, good quality $ I 00       $3 00  Heavy Giey Blankets 3 75        2 50  We have Whito, Light Grey, Navy Blue anil  Red Blankets, all of which we are offering at Sale  Pt ices. Come in and secure one and take advantage  of the reduction.  Comforters!!     Comforters!!  Reg. Price   Now  Comforters -     '    -       ' - $2 00       $1 25  Comforters - - --        350        250  This offer gives Hotels and Rooming Houses a  chance to lay in a supply at Mill Prices.  Men's Underwear  Men's Underwear, fleece lined at        50c per garment  Men's Underwear, All Wool, Fancy 75c per garment  Men's   Underwear,  heavy,   double-  breasted and double back " 85c"per garment  Men's Scotch,   warranted unshrinkable (Woolsoley Brand.        Reg. 3 00. Now 2 00  ���������;  Boys' Fleeced Lined at 25c. each.  Boys' Heavy Wool at 40c. each.  Men's Ready-to-Wear Suits  Reg. Price   Now  Men's Readv-to-Wear Suits $15 00   $10 00  Men's Ready to Wear Suits S12 00      0 00  Men's Ready to Wear Suits $11 50      8 00  .-   Men's Odd Pants,  all wool,  fine  finish,   Tweed,  good value tit $3.00, Sale Price $1.50.  A Crest Reduction in Boys' Suits  Boys' Suits at Sale Pi ice.  One line of Three-piece Suits, 38 Suits  in all-  Regular Price $1 50.   Now $2 50.  Men's Winter Overcoats  Reg. Price Now  .Men's Overcoats, this season's goods $ 0 00 $ 5 00  Men's Overcoats, this season's goods 12 00 8 00  Men's Overcoats, this season's goods     10 00     10 00  Reg. Price Now  Boys' Reefers      " $5 50   ���������    4 00  Boys' Reefers 3 00        2 00  THIS SALE means a great loss to us, but which is our loss is your gain.    We have only mentioned in the above a few of our items, but  we will put on our Bargain Table Lots of Remnants and Odd Lines at Prices that must move the goods.  *3__j_**  MILLINERY  Trimmed,  Untrimmed &  Rea'dv-to-Wear Hats  ���������AT HALF PRICE���������  EID &  UWG  MILLINERY  Trimmed, Untrimmed &  Ready-to-Wear Hats  ���������AT HALF  PRICE���������  A Great  Convenience  a  a  a  a  Around a house is   to. have a  place   to   keep   books.     You  c.'.n get* those* sectional  book  cases .it .the Canada  Drug   *���������*-  Book Co.'s Store.    Thev keep  all   the  *si/es.     Vou  buy  the  top and the base and as many     [  micrmcdiaie   scclions   as >ou      .  vv ish���������Ihey fit anj vv hei e.  Call and see lhem oi write  CANADA ORUC & BOOK CO., Ltd  i*************���������������������������������*���������*****  Coming Events  Watson Stock Company at the Opera  House, Feb. 13th, llth and 15th.  Hockey at the Rink tomorrow night.  4. ������������������Cobweb" p.utv. under I hc auspices of the Lulie*-' Aid of the Pi esliy-  teri.m chinch.. vv ill be held in the  manse on the evening of Tiicm1.iv.  Feb. Uth. -��������� All ;ue coidi.illy invited.  Admission 23 cents, cbildien 15 cents.  The "Nation F.iu" by the Ladies'  Aid of the Methodist church, on April  lSih.    "Wtiteh for p.uticultus Inter.  L.QCALISMS  Hockey tomoriovv night at the link.  The Provincial Logisliituie opens its  s-ession ttt Victoria tod.iv.  ��������� -Nelson vs.-Revclstoke, hockey_tiuitch_  tomorrow- night at the link.  The remain,* of the late Mr. T.igg.u I  ���������vvill lx> bin Hed in the cemetety lieie  tlii- aftti npou.  XV. M. Brown of the Hotel Victor ii  rr-turned Saturday fiom ,i week's visit  to the coast.* J  "Robert Cay Iny of the City hotel is  (-pending a holiday among the oi.uige  proves of California.  Tlif Kootenay Mail has announced  the su-pension of publication of the  Oknn.ig.in lleinld.  Remember the hockey match to-  iiK-iiovv (Ftiday) evening nt the link.  Nelvm vs. ltevelstoke. Admission  5y cents.  On Tuesday niorning thiee links of  cm Ivis fi om "this city left for Golden  to play in the bonspiel being held in  that town this week.  The Epvvoith League is ai ranging a  bright and helpful service for next  Sunday evening in the Methodist  chinch.    Ynu me welcome !  The Lawrence Haul ware Co. are  hu-v this week moving their vvaies  into their handsome new block on the  vv est side of Mackenzie avenue.  Tho**. Taylor, M. P. P.. left Sunday  ovening for Victoria to take up his  legislative duties during the session of  the legislature which opened today.  Mr. W. li. XV. Aim-strong, accountant of the Ationhend Lumber Co.,  i ft urned last week to Artowhead fiom  the east, accompanied by his biide.  A number of piominent citizens  came up from Arrowhead last evening  to pay their last tribute of respect _lo  the memory of Mr. Beatty and Mr.  Taggart.  Mr. D. McPh.iddun met with an accident on Monday which has laid him  up for a few days. A rusty nail pene-  ti.ited the boot and through the ilesh  to the bone of the left foot.  Messrs. Campbell and Cayley have  purchased the Arrowhead hotel from  J'_. J. Kerr. The new propnetots vvill  enlaige the premises and make extensive and genei.il improvements  tliis spring.  The members of Camp 229, C.W.  O.W., debit e to thank all who helped  I to innku Uit-ir Hi st' entertainment so  successful. Tliey also espicss their  thanks to the public geneially foi  theii liberal ptitionnge.  Tendeis will be received up to the  Kith inst. at si\ o'clock for the building ot tiie sloie on Knst t-tieet tor  llimi'iii; Macdonald Moscrop Company.  Plans and specifications can be seen at  (lie oflices uf Bourne Bros, and J. G.  Macdonald.  The Gei man American Fire Insurance L'oiiip.mv ot New York have sip-  p tinted Sibald iV Field their agents  heie. This i- a strong company having assets of 12 ,M million dollars and  ii "not  stti phis of iiemly   six   million  djll.US.  The NeUon hockey team came up  liom lho south Tuesday night, nnd  went west to Vernon " vv beie the>  played last eveninir. Tbo Nelson team  wili be in the cily totnoiiovv and will  piny the ltevelstoke boys at the link  in the ovening.  The pool toiirn.ituet.t just completed  at R. M. Smythe's resulted in a win  forAitliiu His. iti, the Japanese player, who won titter a very close game  with Poicy Dunne. The prize was a  case ot pipe*. -Another tournament  is being nri.mgl-d lor.  ��������� Mr.-and Mia._,Taiiies_Rae. of_ Vancouver, who weie on n shoit visit*  with Mr. and Mis. McLean, Mackenzie  avenue, lelL Thiii**d,iy morning for  ilie ciol nn an extended vi-it to tbe  Old Counti y via New Vork, Miss Rae  also accompanying llu'in.  The Mmtii.u reproduces in this is������iie  nn inteiv ievv given by Govei nor Mackintosh to the Winnipeg Free Press1  List week.      British Columbia in gen  eral, and the Kootenays in particular,  have no better lriend'in Canada than  the Governoi, and he is doing good  missionary work for this province in  the east.  The body of the late Mr. XV. R.  Beatty was taken to the depot'this  morning and shipped east on No. 2 to  Brockville, Out., wheie interment vv ill  take place. A lit other of the deceased  fiom lted Deer, Attn., will accompany  the body. The Free Masons of the  city in icg.ili.i accompanied the le-  m lins to. the depot.   The annual meeting of tho Canadian  Association for the pievention of  consumption will be held in Ottawa  on the loth March next. The after-  nouii will be devoted to the routine  business of the Association. In tlie  evening a lecture vvill be delivered by  Dr. Ail'itns, ot Montreal, un somo  phase of tbe crusade against consumption. His Excellency the Govei not-  General will piesideon thc occasion.  Hookey at the Rink tomorrovvnigh'.  ec-aM  20  Discount  PER GENT.  PER CENT.  -ON ALL CASH PUR'CHASES  Janu  ary  School Attendance  Hnrol-  Percent  Present  ment  age  every  session  Flitrh School  22  SH.63  10  Division  i  37  85.51  17  ������������  ���������>  3ft  Sf-.H  17  "���������  3  42  S7G.M  21  "  4  39  80.70  15  ..  5  '4!)  S0.50  25  "  0  a.t  SA.SH  12  ,������  7  4(\  87.41  12  >*  ft  22  71.15  4  Total  mi  86.12  133  1200  1200  BOOKS  TO   CHOOSE    FROM  25c.  Each.  Writings   From   all   the  I3c.<_t Known  Authors.  Join  Our Library,   Only  io   cents a  Change.  Walter  Bews,   Phm. B.  DltfUCilSI' ANU STATION'*.!*..  tsrSext to Ilie Hume Block  Hockey Match Tomorrow  Another hockey match has been  anangod for Pi id.iy (tomorrow) evening between th������JN'<_j!*on and Bevelstoke  teams at the nnU. The match is  scheduled to stall at 8 o'clock ami the  most intetesting gan.e of the season  will surely take place. All the best  hockey playets in the city will be on  Hip ice for "rhe home team and they  will n/> doubt give a good act omit of  thr.us-'lvt's. The admission to the  match is .V) rents nnd it is to lie hoped  the rink will he ciowded with citivens.  League's Rink Gathering.  The Rpvvorth League gnth"ring at  the nnk Monday evening wo*, a complete success. The social department  made the aii.ingeniPn.s, and the large  number present enjoyed the xk.iling,  music and lefresliiiients. .Sonic I wo  hundred skaters were gliding over the  ice keeping time to the music of thc  hand. There have been many requests  Of Hats anil Caps^ Gloves,' Mitts, Shirts, Blankets,   Underwear,  Mackinaw s,  Clothing", and all   Furnishings', Men's, Women's'and  " ���������*"  Children's Rubbers and Boots.  ���������*<"**���������     t, _-                                               '  Have remojed from my old quarters, near Depot,*to Fretz' building ���������.  _First Street, West. '_  . i ���������-��������� f '  E. J: Bourne, First Street  that the League, repeat, the experiment befoie the ice is gone. The  lip woith League is an excellent young  people's society and has been doing  good work in Revelstoke this winter.  1 ts woi k is to aid "in developing all  that is best in people, including the  physical, social, mental and Spiritual  lite, which means the full life. Such  an institution should be encouraged in  every way.  The Fire Fiend Again  On Sunday evening last, at about 8  o'clock, another fire alarm was rung  in and in a few minutes Fire Brigade  So. 2. were-on the scene, which  pi ovod to be the residence of Mr. XV.  Fleming on Pacific avenue. The fire,*  it seems was centred mostly in the  back and upper portion of the building, which is.of wood, and lent itself  readily to the consuming element, lt  was only the matter of a shott time  fort Ire fit emen~to subdue-lhe -llaines,-  whiuh, even in this short space, had  pl.ived havoc with the building. The  damage to the piopeity is fairly large,  but we understand the itiKiiiance will  cover the loss. The stable at the  back, which was full of .horses at the  time, was, thanks to the effoit of Lhe  bngride, in no danger.  Smoke Brown's " Marca  Vuelta " Cigar.   .  ���������Hot water bottles���������all prices arid  sizes, from $1 to $3 at Bews' Diug  Store.  ���������TO RENT���������Office and. Dental Parlors over Bews' Drug Store, next  Hume Block. Apply to H. Loughead,  Box 104, Revelstoke, B. O.  ���������Just received a largei shipment of  -English linoleum; all swell patterns.  Call and see them at John E. Wood's  Furniture Store.  BARGAINS for Friday and Saturday���������8-inch Colored Dinner Plates at  $1 a dozen, 7-inch Colored Plates-at  90 cents a dozen at O. B. Hume& Co.  ���������We have just put in a new stock, of  picture moulds. ��������� Bring that picture  along that you have been saving and  wc will frame 'it for you. John E.  Wood, the Furniture Store.  i*_*i ���������*!*! ���������*_.11*1*1 {ti i'lii tti iTi i*iTi Ai iti t(Xi i'  ijy ���������JJ.* l\j '4,1 '** ���������Jf.1 *HA '4r 'Jj,' Vf,' ,4,J 'H/ T.  T For Ladies *4  ty of Taste i  t'Jljoie r.iifll^H Mi-? want tfif*   best   *  HiingH    for     thu     T'������ih tr-H*r.|ip*i  pottdori,    Puffs     'p���������tot     ur���������i.__i.  Toilet     Wfit-'r,  huo I Iir Stork  Ktc    >ou H-iriL lc  v,g carry.  I'rom floHuLtG Perfumery to  wti')fc'Hoinr> MiiuKh wlitcli tour* Mn*  ny^tein, wc hive -ill tlio ruiputUeK  at tho  Red Cross  Drugstore  Special Services.  The sei vice in the Methodist church  wxfc Sunday, evening vvill be under  the .ui-pi'U. of the Kpvvoitb r.eagiic.  The following music will be tender ud  by the choir:  Arilhem��������� "By the Rivers of Babylon"  The Choir.  Solo���������" Face to Face" .Mrs. Orr-elrnan  <-.      . .     I " Sweet Peace, the Gift of  Quartet-J God's I^.ve."  Mesdames Bews and Dent and MesnrH.  .T.aiber and Allum.  The pastor, Kov. C. H. M. Sutherland, vvill pieach a m-irnon fo young  men. .Subject: "Thiee Young Men  With the Courage of Their Convictions." .Strangers, visitom and young  men aie (���������specially invited. A seat I  A Book !   A Welromt. I  Governor Mackintosh Believes  in   B.   C.   and  says  the Big  Bend and   Lardeau   Districts  will Astonish the World.  A representative of the Winnipeg  Free Press called upon Lieutenant-  Governor Mackintosh at Maiiaggi's on  Saturday last. Mr. Mackintosh was,  as usual, full of expressions of confidence in the vast possibilities of the  west..  "How is mining and what aro the  prospects in British Columbia T' was  asked of him.  "Well, my only regret is that the  east does not appear to realize the  marvellous assets existing in the Pacific province," he replied. "Just as  sure as you and I are breathing, so  sure vvill tho province of British Col-^  iimbia be the richest in tho Dominion1,  of Canada."  "How do you account for the slump  S-S-iS  in milling?" asked the Ftee Press lep-  rescntative.  "There npver wtis any slump in mining," was the calm reply of Mr. Mackintosh, "theie vvas a'slump,' as some  call it, in share values; mines had been  ovei-cipitalized, not by British Columbians, but by foreign as well as  eastern pioinoters; but Biitibh Columbia deiived no benefit from this; all  this; all the piofits were absorbed by  eastern brokeis, who, when the game  was played out, vvei e quite prepared  to empty the vinlsof theirwiath upon  the province, which ill deserved such  ungrateful treatment. Nevertheless,  misrepresentation did not decrease the  volume or value of ores, and today,  more gold, copper, silver and lead aie  being extracted than at any period in  the history of the country, and as  economic methods of ti eating the ore  are peifected, it is made manifest that  the contribution of mineral wealth  will yet astonish the world."  "Has the output, then, so largely  increased?"  "All one has to do to ascertain the  facts is to consult the official returns  for 1003 and 1004. and make a comparison. East Kootenay in 1003, in  coal, coke, silver, lead, copper und  gold, gave a total of $l,9ol,l__8, and in  1001 a total of $1,813,800; West Kootenay in 1904 showed a total of $0,200,-  000, a little 'more than $225,000 less  than 1903, this being caused by shortage of water for smelters, and stoppage of output for development.  The total production in the various  districts in 1903 was about $17,495,554,  while in 1904 the total reached  $21,133,000. Theso figures, of course,  do not include $10,000,000 for Yukon  in 1904, and it must be remembered  that the wonderful iron and coal  deposits in other sections have not yet  been touched. In the old days we  were told that a man liad but to  'tickle the soil' of Manitoba, sow seed  and open his eyes a few weeks after to  find himself a croesus. Well, people  believed it for a time, hut ultimately  reversed their, methods in favor (if  hard facts. The same is being'done  in British Columbia, with satisfactory  froeults. They-are mining there novv  and not expecting to get rich from the  grass roojts of a claim."  " And outsicle the Kootenays, what  otiier districts yield such values ?"  " Cassiar, Cariboo, Lillooet, Yale  and the coast, mainland and Vancouver. In the SimilKameenT'so 'soon as  transport facilities are** established,  both gold and gold-copper will be  shipped in abundance. The Nickel  Plate mine in that district, owned by  the estate of the late Marcus Daly, has  yielded 10J pounds weight of gold per  day oil the * plated; it is extracted  from msenical iron; and a great plant  has been erected at Hedley, the company's headquarters, and over $.1,600,-  000 already expended. When you  find expert miners coming .over to  Canada and investing to such an  amount, you can rely upon it that  they know what they are about.  Again, James Hill, the president of  tho Great Northern, litis invested  largely, not only in the province's coal  products, but also in the Granby  gold-copper, mines and smelter at  Grand Forks.   In fact, many of the  best enterprises are owned and controlled hy Americans.  Still the work is but in its infancy  when methods of transport, with  resultant cheap carriage of ore, are  furnished, the Big Bend country,  north of Bevelstoke, and the Lardeau  district, south of Revelstoke, will  astonish people."  " Where are the Lardeau mines  situated ?"  " Nortii and., west of Trout Lake,  which is about 12 miles from Beaton,  ori the northeast arm of the Arrow  lakes, Columbia river. Near Ferguson  there are many promising properties,  while Fish Creek is exceptionally rich  in gold and silver and lead ores,-as .  well as copper. Once the roads aire  such as to admit of extensive shipments, a vast area of splendid quartz  lodes will bo opened for business.  Within an area of thirty miles, several stamp mills have been erected'  and aro in operation. Camborne,  north of Beaton, bids fair to become a  hive of mining industry; between  Circle City and Camborne, running  east and west, and Ferguson, Trout  Lake and Beaton, the Eva, Nettie L.  Silver Dollar, Silver Cup, Beatrice  Group, and iv Score of other fine properties are being successfully exploited.  Then, again, Poplar cieek, wheie so  much free gold was taken from the  surface, cannot fail to make a tecord,  provided the Great Northern Mines  company procures sufficient capital  to carry on continuous operations.  Wherever one goes a decided revival  of confidence is noticeable. 'Yes, the  Rossland camp has alieady yielded  nearly $30,000,000 in values, and this  will continue. We are evidently on  the threshold of a now era, as well as  a new system of mining."  ������ttf  REVELSTOKE  OPERA HOUSE  THREE NIGHTS  STARTING MONDAY  Feb. 13th  RETURN OF THE FAVORITES  WATSON  STOCK CO.  In Three New' Plays  . c  MONDAY NIQHT    .  Hall Gaine's Powerful Play  "THE CHRISTIAN''  Bananas, ��������� Oranges,   Lemons,  Apples at C. B.-Hume & Co.'s   and  .T. QUINAN, Mnnngor.  . jt. Jt. Jt. Jt. jt. Jt. _*T. Jr. jt. Jt. Jt.  fty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty  Business Locals.  Smoke Brown's "Special"  Cigar.  ��������� Va len line1), comic and fancy, at  Hows' Ding Stoie.  Skull's I   Skates!   Skatoi!   Reduced  pi ices at U. B. Hume fc Co.'s.  Wanthm)���������Lodgings with or without  board by a ypifng lady. Address  Hkrau. Offlco,  A "Cobweb" party under the aus  pices of the Ladies' Aid of the Pres  byterian church, will be held in the  manse on the evening of Tuesday,  Feb. 14th. All are cotdially invited.  Admission 25 cents, children 15 cents.  c*  Don't forgot we havo Wethey's  Alince Meat in 1-lb. packages and 7-lb.  pails at C. B. Hume & Co.'s,  Smoke Brown's Union Cigar.  Dinner Sets at .$10, .1*10, and 8>18 a  Set of 07 pieces at C. B. Hume & Co.'s.  TUESDAY NIQHT  Mark E. Swan's Hilarious Farce  Comedy  "A RUNAWAY MATCH"  WEDNESDAY  NIQHT  Gus'Heeges' Sweedi-sh' Gomedy  Drama .   ,  "OLE OLSON������^V  Prices same as before'  $r^,25c.    50c.    75c.  SEATS ON SALE CANADA DRUG cfc BOOK CO  Pon't   Miss  '-.The   Christian"  Take Notice  V.  Until further notice the Empire  Lumber Company's steamship Piper  will make only one round trip per day  between - Arrowhead, Peatori and  Comaplix.  EMPIRE LUMBER CO., LIMITED  j|H$H$*-*$**l$l ty ||l ty ty ty ty ty ^i 'ft t|i ,|| ,|) *|| ifrl$-|$H$n|llil-$H|l*  For Sale  A HOUSE���������Price $2,750. In heart  of city. Can be bought on cosy terms.  Apply Ujckald Office.  For Sale  A House and Two Lots. Close to  Central Hotel. Price $760, $500down,  balance on easy terms. Apply Heu-  Af.ii Office.  Tenders Wanted  T(nclorn will Im rorclrpil l>y tlio tinilerolCTe.l  unlil fl p.m. of tin* 10th IhhU lor altor.ttionii nnd  n>I'lltlrmn to Mm. lniu'HHliirtt liiillilinf; on Mniktn-  /ln Avi'imu. I'lniiH mid K|i';nlt|.mlrni������ cun Ihjh.cii  ah Min rtinliU'iit'e ut tlm iiii(Iith}ki>i'(1 tin find aftor  iioonof tho llth Inat.  W. E   McLavoiimk,  K. OF P. NOTICE  All members of the Knightt of  Pylhias Lodge are requested to attend  their regular meeting on February 22,  Business of importance will be discussed,  J. B. SCOTT, CO.  s. Mcdonald, k. of r. & s. i  *.t  i't  i't  i't  -tyty  it  i't  it  i't  it  i't  i't  i't  i't  i't  i't  i't  i't  it  it  it  i't  i't  i't  it  i't  i't  it  i't  i't  i't  THANKS!  We beg to thank our old and new'  friends for their'liberal patronage dining  last year. May our business associations  be as pleasant during the coming year.  To start the new year in'a proper  manner, let us place an artistic piano in  your home on easy payments. We are  exclusive agents for the following pianos  of world-wide reputation :���������  tSteinway & -Jons /fordheimer  iiOilliams ffetfeombe  Chase Bt &aker Piano Player  A caid or call brings you handsome  catalogues and particulars of our easy  payment plan.  it  i'f  it  it  i't  ty  i't  ty  ty  i't  i't  'i't  i't  i't  ���������i>  'X'f  it  ���������<���������  '���������������  i't  it  i'f  i't  ty  ty  -i't  i't  i't  i't  it  i>  i'f  LOANS INSURANCE.'   4 ^  ty " .    i>  tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyty  THE  REVELSTOKE   INSURANCE  AGENCY, LIMITED.  ! ?     REAL ESTATE

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