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 ^SfPlf^^^^j^lP^  i-/-^*-*-.'je������.  ������������������*__-._  ajstid  --  , -CO  'HLWAY.M'gN'S   jaURNAUC'  :-������������������ ._ ��������� ���������     Vt  U- i  Vol    XVI: NO.  8  REVELSTOKE B.C.   THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY  16,  1906  $2 OO a  Advance  r  ell   I irnifflri i  111    i       r   1  Department Store.  ���������UI-..J.U1.J������������������__-.,'__������������������     uiiiu'-i-i. iu-..i'_u<m_i  Look for Rod Tickets All Over the Store  During Stock-Taking we dig -up lots of lines we  want to clear to make room for Spring Stock. We thoroughly know thc only way to sell them in most cases is to  make a price consideration.  For the Balance of the Month of February 50c. will Often Do the Work  of $1.50 in. Buying the Following:  Men's fancy  Dross Shirts  Men's "E^ancy Dress .Shirts,  , soft and stiff bosoms.    Reg.  Price $i*5������*  Sale Price 75c  'Ali:  Velveteen  Black only, nice, even Pile,  'good color.   Reg. Price 65c  Sale Price 40c  Boys' Moccasins  -at "a Snap  Real Indian-made.-Buckskin  Reg. Pricc $1.50 ..  Sale Price 50c  Shetland Floss  Wool Colored  This Staple Wool in Pink  and   Cardinal   only.  Price 10c.  Reg.  Boys'  Underwear  Nice,' soft, Union Goods,  "unshrinkable, will fit lx>ys,  -froni;.-5 to  16 years.     Reg-,-  75c. goods.    " :._."  SALE  PR1CE-40C "  .tDressxGood;       " .  Dress Goods  New goods, right   in color,  .54-inch Tweeds.    You cannot buy anywhere, else  for  less than $1:50. -.    .  .     -SALE'PRICE--75c  vWonrcens'  Underwear  Heavy   Union   Goods,   "unshrinkable.     Our $1 goods.  SALE  PRICE���������50c  Curling.  Three, rinks of curlers attended the  annual bonspiel nt Golden last week  as follows: J. Guy Burlier, A. J.  Howe, It. Smith, H. A. Brown, skip:  P. Morgan, J. H. Jackson, A. M.  Finkliam, A. K. Kincaid, skip; H. N.  Coursier. C. lt. MacDonald, .1. A.  Dallas, D. M. Rne, skip. Hue's rink  captured the "Wells'trophy, and Kincaid's rink won the consolation event,  also third prize in tho Grand Challenge.  XV. Baillie accompanied the curlers  ns official trainer and their success is  no doubt due in a great measure to his  careful supervision and the. application  at regular intervals of a special brand  of '-throat oil." The unanimous expression of the curlers regarding their  trip was that they "never had such a  time in all their lives." During their  stay in the Golden city they owned  the town, and their courteous treatment by the officers aud members of  the curling club and the citizens generally was liiuclrappreci'atfid.  The:followiiig draws havo been made  in the local competitions, and as individual prizes accompany each trophy  the games are being keenly contested :  EQUITABL.E LIFE CUP.  Rae  Kincaid 8  Hue 9  Dallas 9 \ p    .  FootelOJ   100te_  Browii   \  Jackson/  -CALGARY. BREWING  CO.   CUP  Kincaid  Foote 101D ,,  Dallat.13 f iwlws  "fine        \  Brown    /  Jackson  }  TROP  I'}"���������* \ Dallas . .) ,  uncd IJ     *        . -A.*''  -' *. Jackson .    "  .      ,     ���������':    '��������� s..  v. BURNS..TROPHY.  Hub"..  Brown  T'oote  };-... *  Sale Price 5c  Cloves and Witts  at Ground Floor Prices  Our winter stock', of Gloves  and Mitts. Reg. Price ,$1  and $1.50 per pair.  Sale Price 50c  IVSisses  Wool Skirts  Fit Girls 12 to 16���������all wool  homespun.    Reg. Price $3.  SALE   PRICE���������SI.75  Ladies'  Ready-to-Wear Hats  Any Hat we have left. See  our window. Reg. Price  $4 and $2.  Sale Price SOc  Ribbed Hose  for boys and girls  40c'and 50c. Stockings to  fit big boys "and girls or  women.*  Sale Price 25c  Wo mens*       ���������  Oxford Shoes  Nice   high   lace,      McKay  sewn.      Regular  $2 Shoe.  SALE  PRICE-S1.25  'The'Watson-Stock Company -  On MondayVand Tuesday." evenings  counter, atti n-cti^*>������7-j_-i_!_������ventedti' number of' people -atleudirig*'tlre'TOpera?  house who ' would "- otherwise', have  availed themselves of the opportunity.  The Christian, the opening night play,  was enthusiastically reeeived__,and remarkably well, produced, the justing  throughout being of a high order.  Mr. Hayden Stevenson in the leading  role as John Storm, the-,religions enthusiast, whose infatuation for Glory  Quayle^ leads him through so many  trying ordeals, was exceptionally flne,  this being perhaps one of his best  characters. - As the ' unscrupulous  financier Lord Robert Ure, Mr. Harry  Pollard's, knowledge of his business  and strict adherence to detail -resulted  in his doing perfect, justice to the  difficult task before him. The role of  Horatio Drake,- the well meaning but  somewhat trictnblc. music hall proprietor, was equally well portrayed by  Mr. Albert J. Watson. - As Lord  Storm", father to John Storm, Mr.  True Boardman also acquitted himself  in his usual able manner., ?: Miss Ethel  Koberts in the character of Glory  Quiiyle - gave a star performance  throughout, the hysterical scene  especially, when John Storm is about  to kill her "to save hei* soul," being-"  Ladies'  Dressy Coats  Only Six Coats left. Sizes  36 and 38.    Reg. $12.50  SALE,PRICE���������S6.25  China and  Glassware  A small assortment of odds  and ends of China and  Glassware, 35c. and 40c.  pieces.  8ALE   PRICE���������1 Be  French Creek Hydraulic Mines  Sold to Indiana Capitalists���������  Four American Companies  Operating Placer in Big Bend.  An important mining deal,was completed on Monday when the American Mining Company-of Indiana acquired the lenses and hydraulic plant  on French creek from Mr. XX7. Cowan.  Mr. J. R. Bottorff of Elwood, Indiana,  the president of the new company,  catitC in on No. 1 on Sunday night for  the purpose of closing up the deal,  which was directed from here through  Mr. A. Johnson, and returned south  to his home, this morning after a  hurried visit to Fish river cam p. Mr.  E. A. Bradley was appointed superintendent of operations at die mine and  has received from Mr. Bottorff in-,  struclions to commence work at once  to get the flumes and headgates repaired and to thoroughly overhaul the  plant and make ready for operations  nt as early a date as possible. The  Amei ican Mining Company have a  valuable placer property, and the  French creek hydraulic mines are  known to every lhiner in the district,  who all believe in tlu-ir.ini mouse richness. The ptedictions jut the possible  results under pi,ndeut and intelligent  management, while numerous, are till  to the effect that the fiew company  are indeed "lucky."  With the new Ame'ric.in Mining  Company, this season there will be  four American mining companies operating placer leases in,the Big Bend  gold fields north-of this city, as well  as two or three local companies.  Word litis reached ^he city that tho  Duquesne Mining Company-* of Pilts-  burg are. reorganizing .and -will commence operations on Smith Creek. -  The Revelstoke &.-McQtillough Creek  SeK?S?,1'ie.*i\'i������inir'C_.lil������r?j������3yr_thf*^'''*"1*  of'.'WliTcU^'is^owncd-* principally "by  Dulu&fi'pfople. have everything ready  to commence this season's work.  The Marshall-Shelling Company of  Buffalo, who'tire operating tlie channel leases on French-creek have now  fifteen men employed and reports  from the pioperty brought in by  courier last week arc most encouraging. Rich gravel has been struck in  Lhc'old channel and from $200 to ,$300  per day is being recovered in course  gold from the .wash. ..Mr. Bradley,  resident manager for Marshall and  Shelling, left' this morning for .the  property to confirm.the reports received from the mine foreman and to  plan the operations for. the spring,  which will include the installation of  a plant thot will work thc property to  the very best advantage. The winter's  woik has proven the immense richness  of the giavel in the Fiench creek  channel, and thc most rapid and  economical manner of acquiring the  wealth will now occupy the attention  of the directorate.  The local companies who own and  are operatii.g the hydraulic and drift-  ing-leases.on Sniith_and^^inp^crecks  Columbian Ladies'Trio.  Mark the date, Monday March the  Oth, for this high class entertainment.  Three artists of exceptional brilliancy,  Emma Housh Dnwdy, contralto,  whose voice, says Dr. Caspar Hintt, is  a rich contralto of unusual range,  power and sympathetic quality,  Metessa Mildred Thompson, impersonator,' who, says the Herald Transcript,  took the audience by storm and it was  with difiiculty that the applauding  was stopped, and Blanche Deering,  concert pianist and violinist. Miss  Deering is an artist to hor finger tips.  Her touch, whether tender ov vigorous, is full of exquisite taste, she is  indeed master of the piano.���������Springfield News, III.  Death of Mr. McMillian  Mr. Archie McMillian, president of  the Arrowhead Lumber Company,  died at Ottawa On ��������� Saturday, last of  typhus-pneumonia. Mrs. W. J. Light-  burne of Arrowhead is a sister of the  deceased. The death of Mr. McMillian,  the president of the company, so soon  after the [death of Mr. Beatty, the  manager, leaves two vacancies in the  directorate of the company that wiil  bo hard to All. The Herald, .'with  the many friends, extends heartfelt  sympathies to Mrs. Lightburne and  the family and friends of the late Mr.  McMillian.  The  Mammoth Cave.  A local gentleman has just received  fiom a friend living in one of the  middle states cities, a communication,  fioin which the following extract is  taken, and has reference to tho despatches appearing in sill the leading  American pupeis in regard to the  cave:  "Enclosed herewith I hand you a  clipping taken from a local paper. The  name-.of your' "town--is"'misspelled*  through error, but I thought I would  let you know how famous .your _ place  of residence was becoming. I think  when I come out we had better -get a  couple i������r~ocn,i'i(.-ii-i-* iv*o*. >*������-a-So over  to this famous cave where- it is- cool  and'sit down" and   enjoy ourselves."  Another Fatality at Arrowhead.  On Sunday morning last word was  brought, in that a man named Al.  Rogers, who had been working in one  of the lumber camps had been killed.  It transpires that he was on the skid-  way, when a team, coming  dow n dislodged a log, whicli jammed  the unfortunate man against another  log crushing his body badly. ~ He lived  only a short time after his mishap.  Mr. A. XV. Dickenson will accompany  the body to Bristol, N. B., the home  of the deceased. Rogers had only been  five months in B.C. That which ret.d-  eis the oi't'iirience ail the more sad is  the fact of it happening so closely  upon the two fatalities resulting from  the lumber company's lire, leportcd  in our last issue.  fine piece of acting, quite worthy of  ranking with the best. Miss Thompson  as Polly Love, the unfortunate toy of  Lord Ure, and Miss Keith as a garrulous fallen sister, and whose soubrette-  isms we all know well, and Miss Aline  Wallace as Mrs. Callandar,. the noble-  hearted -Scotswoman, well merited the  applause accorded to them for their  capable work. Space forbids us to  more than mention that I he respective  roles of Father Laiiiplaugh ( Mr. E.  Diamond ), Brother Paul ( W. Tracy  McDermott) and Archdeacon Wealthy  (E. Seavey) were well sustained.  Camille, played Tuesday night, was  but a repetition of the previous evening's good performance. A Runaway  Match was presented on Wednesday  night. * In this, as with the foregoing,  the company met with a great reception, and the frequent applause and  prolonged mirth was ample evidence  that in selecting, this .comedy .the  'nanagement had "struck' oil." Ole  Olson, the great Sweedisli comedy-  drama which is to be presented-" this  evening is always a "draw." and we  have no hesitation in predicting a  bumper house, not only tonight but at  any future visit of this company.  SSiF'Come along and make your purchases. Goods at  your own prices. This Sale only lasts until the end of  February. By taking advantage of the low prices, all  marked above, we are giving great values for little money.  (. B. HIE iii tl)., llii  >>.*���������.-���������*-*-���������_.-. __^   and other points within the;gold area  are much encouraged by tlio operations  of lust year, and will commence work  again more vigorously early .this  season.  Fire at Comaplix.  On Tuesday niorning', ^what might  have proved a disastrous fire, broke  out at Mr. Ross's house. As soon as  it was observed Captain Johnson, at  Mrs. Ross's request, blew tho six  whistles on thc steamer, Which resulted in the immediate gathering of  ix baud of willing hcipers. - A bucket  brigade was at once formed and while  this work went forward, others were  busy removing the furniture over to  Chief Young's, Queen's Hotel. By this  time the.fire was subdued and .the  building saved fiom further ��������� destruction. Thanks to tho energetic manner  in which all hands assisted, the damage only amounted to about $200.  Death of Mr. Buchanna'n.  The many friends of Mr. M. M.  Buchiinnan in this city and district,  wiIl~regret~to-huar-of-the-announce-  merit of his death, which occurred hist  week at his;old home in Oregon." Tlio  deceased left a wife and young son to  mourn his death who will have  the sympathy of a large circle of  friends here and throughout the  district.  PROVINCIAL  LEGISLATURE  Opening of the Second Session  of the Tenth Parliament-  Finances and Railway Legislation the All-important.  (From Our Own Correspondent)  The opening of the second session of  the tenth parliament of British Columbia on Thursday last, the Oth  instant, took place with the regular  formalities in the atrocious weather  which the clerk of that department  appears to keep on tap for each such  occasion. In spite of this latter drawback, which took the form of a downpour of mingled snow and rain, accompanied by an icy wind, all accommodation for spectators was taxed lo  the uttermost. Rumors of unusually  important pending railway legislation,  general curiosity���������very  pleasantly  and satisfactorily gratified���������as to the  outcome of the government's financial  policy, contributed to swell the numbers of the large and brilliant crowd  which witnessed the opening of, what  is generally, felt will be an important  though not very lengthy session.  The subject of the speech from the  throne, as lead by His Honour the  Lieutenant-Governor, was of a nature  to confirm these expectations.-' Without being long, it contained moie  matter of geneial public import than  has been the case for some years. A  few? words of comment on the principal points dealt with will be of  interest.  After briefly reviewing the generally prosperous condition of the province, Ilib Honour���������whom, it is pleasant to note, in spite, of his advanced  yours and recent severe domestic  affliction, wa<* in excellent health���������  turned at once-to the subject-upper-  most in the-thoughts of his audience,  the'result of the much-discussed financial measures adopted'by the government last session. His remarks on  this subject, though-characterized by  the businesslike terseness which was  a feature of the whole speech, weie of  so momentous and (in the experience  ot Biilish Columbia) unique a nature,  that it is worth while reproducing  them in full.    His Honour said:���������  "I nin glad to.be .able to inform you  thut the measures taken by you last  session have done much towards placing the finances of the province on a  sound basis and that for.the first time  in "many years the public accounts  show a. balance, of; revenue over expenditure."  As these last words were spoken a  distinct '-'.'sensation,*- uncontrollable in  spite of the decorum which the etiquette of the occasion demanded. was[*  noticeable throughout the audience.  Tlie vindication, after a year's trial, of  a totally new departure in provincial  finance method:., the fact that the  much abused financial policy had  effected the thing which it had promised tc effect : all this was ample  waranty for the subdued yet evident  thrill which pervaded His Honour's  hearers. No man present but felt  that the occasion marked the triumph  of business methods as applied to administrative finance.  After briefly referring to his ap  pointment of the .Assessment Commission, whose report will shortly bo  laid before the house, the speech then  dealt with the energetic steps taken  by the government with n, view to  securing better terms from the dominion authorities, and stated that a  strong .memorial had been presented  at Ottawa setting forth in . urgent  terms the undoubted grounds on  which the claim is made.  The dyking works for the protection  of the Fruzer River Valley lands were  next referred to. Though undertaken  by. the province nearly half a score of  years ago, they have hitherto been  more of a tax on the public funds than  the source of revenue they should bc,  and legislation with a view to improving this state of.affairs will be a feature of the coming session.  The reference iu the speech to projected railway legislation was naturally listened to witli intense ^interest.  Though guarded in its terms it stated  plainly that, the government had  under consideration certain plans  which"-Would-.secure'.needed railway  extension without unduly burdening  the public exchequer. This will, of  course, be.one of the most anxiously  watched features of the sessional  programme.  The speech concluded with a congratulatory reference to the marked  improvement in mining and agricultural matters throughout the province; a leference to four measures to  be submitted to the house, namely, to  amend the Supreme Court Act, the  County Courts Act, the Public Schools^  Act," and the Game Protection Act,  ios>o. -      - ���������    The house tu'et" on   Friday,  for'an  hour, the principal work done;being''  the appointment of standing commit-  -  tee?'    An important resolution, looking to the improvement of the,- value ,-  of provincial securities under the provisions of the Colonial Stock Act,? 1870  and 1S92, as amended in 1000 (Imperial  parliament)   was- introduced   by   the  Hon.    R.   G.   Tatlow,     Minister    of  Finance.  The opening of the session has been  the signal for the gathering of a large  Hock of railway men.  "Auction  Sale.  Look out for Manning's auction sale  to take place:next week. Particulars  "niter.   There will be bargains.  #���������  Hospital Dance.  Tomorrow, (Friday) evening at the  Opera House will be held the last  dance of the season, under the auspices of the Ladies' Hospital Guild.  Seeing that no effort has been spared  to make it a success and considering  the worthiness of the cause it is hoped  that thc attendance will be large.  The nominal charge of 50 .cents, includes supper. Good music, will be  furnished and the .dance will com-  m������ace at 9 p. in. sharp.  Hockey Match-  There will be a hockey match al the  rink to-morrow night between the  C P B. and City teams, commencing  at 8 o'clock sharp. The ice will be  open to skateis after 0 o'clock. Admission 25 cents.  Agents Wanted  Applications will bo received by the  undersigned for the position ot Agent  for this locality. One willing to canvas preferred. Good position to the  right man. Apply Occidental Loan &  Savings Co., P.O. Box 152, Vancouver,  B.C.  Provincial Mining Association  .-. The executive committee of the  Provincial Mining Association are  culling a inueting.pf the executive at  Victoria on tlie 20th iust. The local  members' and officers in' this city  should take some action to keep alive  the association, which is bound to  hnve a good elfect in advertising British Columbia anil safeguauling the  banner industry of the province.  Ros.sliind, Nelson, arid other towns  and cities in tlie interior have splendid  organization in thc association, and so  should Revelstoke. Why should not  the officers call a meeting to discuss  the reorganization of a branch in this  city.  More Hot Air  The Kootenay Mail in its last issue  made the statement "that a leading  builder lias purchased all the available  lots on Third street east for building  purposes." To n HiiRALU reporter  Messrs. Sibbald & Field, as agents for  the C. P. R,, say they have 2*t lots on  Third street east for Rule at reasonable  . figures, The question arises as to  1 what extent "hot air" will travel ?  THE LEADING STORE  Our Stock is the  Lar$est^C_ieapest7-fiml-tUc Best  For All Purchasers  DRESS   GOODS  Here we'have taken particular pains to be next to the London  and Paris fashions and can show you Goods  which Dame  Fashion  'says are right.  LADY'S   CLOTH  In the Leading Colore���������Green, Brown, Blue, Bed and Block,  with Lighter and Darker Shades for Strapping, will be found among  the most Fashionable Dresses this fall.  TWEED   SUITINGS  We have some Trade Winners in all Dark and Lighter Shades  of Imported Scotch Tweeds at very low Prices. Drop* us a note  and we will lie pleased to send samples.  FOR   EVENING   WEAR  Among the; Leading Shades shown this Season in Voiles, Silk  Wraps. Kolienne and Crepe de Chene of wliich we have a nice range  to choose from.  DRESS   TRIMMINGS  In this Line ive have everything to be found iu the Very Latest  Fashions.  MEN'S   WEAR   DEPARTMENT  We have just taken into Stock a New Supply of Clothing, Hats  and Ctips, Sweaters, Shirts, Ties, Underwear and Boots and Shoes.  An Inspection of these Lines will convince you of ther Unequalled  Values.  PAY   THE   STORE   A  VISIT  Whether you buy or not we will be pleased to give you any  Information you desire about our New Stock.  DRE88MAKINC DEPARTMENT NOW IN FULL 8WIHC FOR ALL ORDERS  | W. J. GEORGE, asar*  I MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  J  ���������a&_H__n_e_s__i__i  ifii i  -f-*>-f**������-f*^-������-f*-,*H-*������-f"i"-f'������-<***^  T  War and Peace  ���������i-f--.--f---.-f"  ,.+...+...+.���������������+  I.  Senior Lieutenant Archie Braize,  It.  K., watched wifh >qulet j.iniistaiient  the animated countenances oi" bis  young friend Sub-Lieutenant Bramber  and his_.sistcr Netta.  "I tel! you," cried Nettn. in a high-  prtched voice of anger, "that women are every bit as brave as men���������  or, they would lie if Ihey only had  the chance!"  "And I say you're talking non-  scnae*" said her brother, witli tliat  frankness wliich sometimes characterizes the junior naval officer "Women couldn't light, even if th'ey wanted to���������except with their tongues! War  is men's work!"  "Women would do it just ns well,  li they wore allowed to!" flashed out  his sister. "Look at Florence Nightingale and Charlotte Cbi-dtiy, or  whoever it was������������������ "  "Make it Boadicea!" murmured her  most ungallant brother.  "In the French Revolution!" finished Netta triumphantly. "Weren't  they as brave���������ay, and braver than  any man?':  "Ono of thc dear ladies 5-011 mention was a nurse," replied Cecil, "and  the other had tho remarkable temerity to stab a man in his hath!���������indelicate creature! But thi.s affair with  Russia will have to go through to  tho bitter end, without any woman  warrior, th'at I'm prepared to stake  anything  on!"  "Oh, aro you?" said his sister.  "I'm sure I wonder you don't offer  to stake anything on th'c lact that  Sub-Lieutenant Bramber���������or, is it  Admiral Brainbor?���������will finish the affair off his own bat! Bu.t look lierc,  Cecil, does 'anything' with you mean]  "A spit-fire Cecil called her; but I  like a woman with spirit. Help hol I  wish I were not so confoundedly  poor!"  ITe knocked his ;jipo out on th'e sill,  antl then tli ought fully retired to rest  to dream that Netta Karl captured  Admiral Rojcslvcnsky, and was giving Kim n picco of her mind. and  that Cecil was tiding about on board  tho dear old "Philomel" on horseback!  IT.  Tie awoke in the niorning will, an  impression that someone was in the  room.  "That you, Cecil?" l:o culled lazily.  But tlio door quicitly closed, and no  reply  was  vouchsafed.  "Kxpect he wanted something from  this room," muttered Braize. Antf,  turning over, ho indulged in the luxury of a  sj-'plemoiitary nap.  Whan ho awoke tho wintry sun was  doing its best to flood thc room with  glory. It was still early; but Braize  felt hi liaxl had enough of bed. and  turned out.  "JInllo!" he snid. "Blanl: envelope on the dressing-table. I suppose tliat was what the young bog-  gur came prowling in here for���������wanted to leave mo a note."  He broko opon tho envelope.  "I'll show you whether women  aren't as brave as men," he read  aloud. "I'm off to Portsmouth to  got a shi'i_, and if I don't sco all thc  fun I'm a Dutchman. A now era  has dawned for women; men aren't  going to havo things all their own  way any  longer.  "P. S.���������What mal.cs you snore so  abominably?"  "Now, what tho dickens docs this  mean?" murmured Braize. "Hanged  if I can make head or tail of it! Evidently it's meant for Cecil, and is  from that spirited little sister of his.  But what does it all mean? Anyhow, it's not my letter. I'd better  hurry up and find Cecil. Perhaps  he'll bo able to explain.".  Half nn hour after hc found Cecil.  Tho gallant sub-lieutenant was lying  full  length  on     a  country road     at  much* above five pounds? If ifc does I fome , .di������tance, ���������fro,m *V! ^".'J  not, I am willing to wager you that | h.0"sf_^? f���������,^.LW!!!,'������LW!. i5������  amount  that beforo  tho  war     wliich  Balfour's speech in a newspaper ho  held. Then ho strained her to his  breast. "No war, darling," he  whispered; "only poacc!"���������London  Answers.?  is coming off with Russia is over a  woman will be found to have taken  a prominent part in it."  "You wouldn't pay if you lost!"  sneered tho youthful misogyimist. "All  women are like that; it's part of their  innate  cowardice."  "You're afraid to take my bet,"  said Netta hotly, "and so your  courage will havo to bo put down  on tho same low level as your manners!"  .With" which parting shot, tho thoroughly angry girl swept from the  room.  "Little spitfire!," cried Brainbor, as  the door banged after h'er.  Archie Braize coughed.  "Hallo,    Arch'ic,    old man!"     said  Bramber,  with a short laugh. " 'Pon  my word, I'd forgotten y.oit wero   in  th'e    room!.:Really.  I bog your  par-  '."���������' don!"   ?-  *"    -  "Don't, old chap," said Archie. "It  i.aTt necessary to remind mo that  you are a gentleman, though apparently your sister would tako a  good deal of convincing on thc  ���������point."  "You mustn't take any notico of  her!" laughed Bramber. "We're always at one another like that. The  family- temper, I suppose. You'll  notice she's got 'hor share of it. Still,  I'm sorry to Kavo been tho instrument by which she h'as been shown up  to you in hc-r true colors."  "Pray don't apologize!" said Archie. "I think slio looked divine in  Ker rage. But, still, old cliap, don't  you think it's rather beneath you to  quarrel and bicker with one it sliould  be your pride and pleasure to conciliate?"  "Rot!" siid Cecil Shortly. "She'd  vex the temper of a graven imago.  Besides, 1 muff sho loves a row, and  I'm really doing her a kindness by  indulging her. Women as fit for war  ns men! What awful twaddle! But,  I say, sujirjosing this affair with  Russia comes ofi, I ".  "Aren't you supposing a good deal  young man?" said Braize. "Romember that th'e pocket of diplomacy is a  exception of tho places where it was  stained with blood, which was gushing out of an ugly wound in his forehead.  Although almost stunned with tho  shock of the discovery, Braize was a  I man of action, and he hastened to a  running brook near by, soaked his  handkerchief in the water, and  sponged tho blood away from thc  handsome, boyish face.  Thc cold water caused the wounded  young man to regain a momentary  consciousness.     Ho opened his eyes.,  "Hallo, old chap!" hc said faintly. "I sha'n't bo able to come, after  all.      Notta's tried  to kill  me."  And the blue eyes closed again.  Notta! The. shock of", discovering  Cecil had becti as nothing to this.  Surely���������surely it could not be! Thoso  honest; 'fearless eycschad contained  only spirit; violence���������and cowardly  violence to hcr own brother���������surely  sno' con la -not��������������������������� nave dcoii gu 1 uy ei  this awful deed!  Somo laborers passing on their  way to work were regarding him;  curiously.  "Mr.  Bramber     has  met  with     tin  accident,"     ho     explained hurriedly, j  "Carry him as  tenderly  as you  can  to  tho  nearest  cottage.      I'm   going  for  a  doctor."  Between.them, they;-carried the poor  boy to the cottage" and, having  seen him safely bestowed. Braize  rushed off on the wings of the wind  towards tho nearest town, where  dwelt the only doctor in the. district.  As hc ran he thought. Netta had  suddenly gone mad��������� that was the  only explanation. Of course, it was  she who had come into his room  VARIOUS KIDS OF HELP  AN ENGLISHWOMAN'S EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA.  Species Vary   in Manners According to thn Latitude in Whicli  They Are.  After eight months of wandering as  a returned expatriate, in my native  land, I Have learned never to use t'ho  word "servant" unless I happen to  bc in the south, writes Elizabeth  Banks  in  Pall  irall   Gazette.  "liow long have you been a servant in California?" I asicotl a  chambermaid in a San Francisco  hotel.  She tossed lier head, and answered.  "I'm not a servant!"  "OK, I beg your pardon," I answered, "but I thought you; wero chambermaid liere."  I wns not sure but I Knd mado a  horrible mistake, one. of those mistakes the stranger often makes in  California, when a tired-looking  woman, arrayed in print dress and  gingham apron, opens t'ho door to  tlio visitor,   who  says:  "Is your mistress at homo?" receiving for answer, "I'm thc lady of tho  house!    What do you want?"  "No," said the Snn Francisco  chambermaid, "I'm not a servant,  I'm a help."  I had not learned policy of tactful-  ness in those early' days of my return, so I said to the girl.  "I bog to disagree with you,. I  should call you a downright hindrance!"  Two or three months later, when I  began to get seasoned, I made myself popular with California servants,  remembering always to call them  "helps," unless 1 spoke3of them ns  cooks, chambermaids, waitresses, etc.  For many of them I learned to.have  tho greatest rcsriect and  admiration  'informatrion as to his identity. If  he has a mole over Kis left eye, a  particularly large nose, a big foot,  a waxed moustaFiie, drooping shoulders, lie is thus announced to you.  "A gentleman with a largo noso  to sco you, Miss!" etc. Woo betido  you tf you havo two friends with  la rgo  noses I  At first, if you are English, or Uke  mo, hnl.-Kngli.tli beeaiiso of your  long residence in tlio country, whore  servants havo somo sense of tlio eternal fitness of things, you ni'o shockod  and disgusted. But later on, if your  stay liero is but r. temporary one,  you put ypursolf in the position of  student nnd find yourself highly edified ns woll as ntnusod.  Somo of tho best raw material in  American' womankind emigrate to  California, and begin life out tfticrc as  "helps." They afterwards marry real  estate agents, nnd do their own  housework, and send their daughters  to Germany to study music. Whilo  tliey are "helps" thoy receive wages  varying from six dollars to ten dollars a week in California. Evon general servants got seven dollars a  week  in   Cn 1 i fo rn i a.  The very first servant: girl with  whom-��������� I camo into personal contact  after ni.y. return" .was clmriibc-'Riain .'in  a Los Angeles hotel. Being shown  into a room whero tho c'hina did not  moot with iny approval, I rang the  boll, and a sadly -bedrugged daughter  of Erin appeared.  "The basin, the.JU Ichor, arid all  "the" "china iferc" are very dirty," .*  said.  .'"Will you  please wash  tliem?"  "Them's clean!" she announced,  shortly. "  I carried thn basin to hor. "Soc, it  is very dirty,"  I said.  She placed lior hands akimbo on  her hips, and  throw hor head baoc.  "I'll bot ye a dollar it's clean!"  was  lior answer.  I said nothing.      T only stared.  "Come now! I'll bet ye a dollar!  Do you tako mo tip?"  she. repealed.     !  There, again, I was not tactful. I  should have put up my dollar T  simply threw- myself down on thc bed  and laughed till 1 cried, and then  laughed again. The hiur.or of the situation appealed to me. I had como  back  to  America  to  study  tho    "sor-  the early hours of the morning. "She j v������nt problem," and I was confronted  was going to Portsmouth to find    a ['with this!  ship." Tho     words    of   her   letter I    Coming a  bit farther east,  on  burned  into  his  brain  in  letters     of j Wards  Chicago, I  met ���������  fire.      That     only    admitted  of     one Rightful   kind   of   "help.'  interpretation.    She  had  dressed     in j prettiest  girls   I   ever  her brother's  clothes,   and  was     go-j rayed in largo apron and  dusting cap |  tone w  and -de-  One  of  saw   was  the  ar-  As you leave New York and travel  southward you find more trained servants. T'ho southern woimon themselves are very like Englishwomen in  th'eir manner of running th'eir households, und in wliat thoy demand from  their servants. Tlio typical southern  servant who has not bocomo demoralized with northern associations is  usually polite and respectful. Tho  familiarity among the southern servants is not usually of that sort  which offends. Rather is it of tho kind  ono often finds among tho old family  servants in England and -Scotland)���������a  respectful, loving kind of familiarity  wliich takes an interest in you. "You  do look purty in that dross. Miss!"  says the old negro butler to you. nnd  you find it altogctnor pleasant in  him to say it, and yot( reply, "Thank  you, Siimibo. I'm so glad you tliink  that!" Altogether different is this  frofm the cxp irience I had in a western town, where thc cook, noting my  gown, said it was "'hansum, on' how  much is it a yard, for I'm thinkin'  of havin'  a dross like it myself!"  But it was one of these charmingly  respectful negro servants that lately  brought me to grief and added to my  poverty in footgear. I have boon visiting a sout'hern friend whose negro  chambermaid is one of Her dearest  treasures. The day after my arrival  it rained, and that night when I  wont to bed I placed my-best shoes  of finest kid and patent tip's outsido  my bedroom door to have the mud  removed  and  a-polish applied.  "Thank yo: ma'am. I'se sho' it's  vory kin' in yo'," said Martha tho  next morning wlien she was making  my bed. I thought to anyself tha.t  Marth'a '"was vory polite indeed,  thanking me for letting hor make  my bod, ami wont on with my writing.  I did not need my shoes that day  nor the' next, but on the third day  whon I had begun to wonder what  had been done with th'om, Martha  limped into the room with a jug of  icedwater.  "Have you hurt yourself.. Martha?"  I nsked. solicitiously. . "You ,scem: to  bc lame."  "OK, no'm! ���������'. sho roplied, grinning  ecstatically.  Then  I  happened   to   look*-at     lior  -fnit..:   _Sh.v  '.V.1C. WPn.l'inp*. .****���������-...wil "OK I   I was so astonished I just'.opened  my mouth", but not a word could I  say. Martluv limned out. of the room,  and wus shortly afterwards succeeded  by  her mistress,   who  said:  "Well, I- must say I sliould have  thought. yoU'd have bettor sense!"  "Realiy," I answered-. ��������� "By what  particular act have you finally discovered  th'o fact  of  my imbecility?"  "As if you didn't know!" she. exclaimed. "Jn the first place, those  shoes arc almost now, and, unless  they pinched you, I should think  you'd need them yourself;'and, inthe  second place, if you had to give them  away, you should have picked out a  more suitable-.recipient than a colored chambermaid. A fine sight Martha is, limping about my house .in  French'heels  and   yatent  tips!"  "My "dear," I answered calmly,  "those shoos didn't pinch me, but  tliey aro pinching Martha. They are  my best shoes.   She  stole them!"  "Stole  tliem!       Why,  you    must bo  Fashion  ... i HlK  lino no longer obtains���������that is, thu  exaggeratedly long effect.  Simple waists in silk or tho soft  flannels or wnistings nro generally  ..trimmed with bins bands piped with  a contrasting color. Plaid or a  black-and-white striped silk, or perhaps a chock in black and white aro  often used for pipings nnd nro effective. Double pipings of whito and  blnck silk arc sometime** seen.  A vory pretty and quito now way  of making a waist���������and oue that can  bo applied lo silk and any soft wool  *  i  Sc. ������������������*  LATEST  DESIGNS.  Tho uso of cashmere in public cs-  teem is a fortunate thing for tho like nuns veiling, ulbatros, etc., is  girl who must consider serviceability to tuck front and sleeves diagonally;  as well as beauty in choosing her that is, in one big X shape for ouch,  wardrobe, for line cashmcro in the lotting the plnce where the tucks  pastel tints is a charming material cross, making a square, come 111 the  for the house frock, yet wears un- tcentre. Six tucks���������quite narrow 0110s,  commonly well and may bo cleaned is the correct number, and if laco  again and again. Moreover, it may'collar, cuffs and shoulder-straps tiro  bo pressed iirto service for carriage' ntided, the outcome Is a really sly-  and visiting wear without looking j lish yet simple waist,  cold, as do tho thinner silky stuffs. No' prettier trimming for thin wool  Braid in tho color of the cashmere,'goods tlian the bins taffeta bands in  velvet on silk, ami at least a touch; vogue a couple of years ago has  of laco are tho trimmings for such eV0r been devised. To replace them  materials and, of course, a hint of jwo now have shirred bands of taffeta,  hand embroidery, always adds cachet vrhlch uro much moro troublesome to  to a frock. I make and  not  so  pretty,   but which  The    tendency     is    toward   plainer j  skirts,   save  in  the  sheer   materials, j  and many of tho best cashmere, voile  and  cloth  models  have  skirts  fulled  A  G1REAT MISSIONARY.  Beneficient    Influence   of   Fraueoi*  Coillard.  l>reU>-long one,.and Uij top of jta has ; frig\^0"e^  cost, sho must bo stopped.  And stopped sho was. He found  her cowering in the waiting-room,  vory      tired,     very  cold,   and     very  oniy^lic-on-sSiniiiied-at present". We  f-hall have to go a lot deeper yet bofore wo como to the bottom of it."  "Oh, but I sny," said Cecil, his  face droppitu*. "surely tliose dyed-  in-the-wool old Johnnies nt the Foreign O-fiice won't go and spoil tho  only decent chance of war at sea th'at  there has been for over half a cen-  turztl The Army's had their chance;  it would be n crime to rob us of  ours."  "It might be n still greater crime  to let us have it," said Braize gravely.  The two talked on for some time.  As a rule, Arrfu'e was rather amused  by Cecil's boyish prattle, but to-night  he wif-hotl he would go nway. lie  wanted to lean out of the window  of hi.s room nnd watch tho peaceful  glory of the Kj-rcading country  nround, and, though ho scarcely-  owned' it oven to himself, he wanted  to think of Netta.  At last Cecil began to evince signs  that hc had talked himself out. Ife  rose with a ynwn.  "Oh. by the way, old chap," ho  said, "your room's on the ground  floor, isn't it? I wish" you'd lot me  have it for to-night. I'm goinp to  get up very early to have a last  scamper on my favorite old mare.  The only thing f've got against our  profession is that one can never got  astride a decent horso except when  on leave. Tho Army cads have got  the better of us there; it's tho only  thing I envy 'cm. So T get as much  riding ns I can "tihon I'm at homo;  and I iir:n't want to wnke up tho  horse. You don't mind, do you?"  "Not in tlio least!" laughed Brnizn.  And so lie took his good-night  snio'ie leaning on tlio sill of Cecil's  window; but In's thoughts of Netta  were none the loss tender because 'ho  was indulging in tliom in the bod-  room of one from whom s|ie had  j-nrted on  terms  of enmity.  "Pear    little  girJ!"     ho murmured.  ing to. trv to get  on  board  a    ship Imping'the "library ih"' the.-KouSo of jcrazy! Mart'ia.'has boon with me evor  of war disguised ar, a man.     At any U friend whom I was visiting. .since I was bom!    She wpitfdn t'stenl  '      w-hat     a       delightful     housemaid ; a   pin.      Besides,   she woukfn t    dare  I exclaimed to her. j to  wear  thorn  in  your room    if   she  stole t'hem!"  "Yes, she is cool," I admitted, "but  she. stole thorn nevertheless. I put  thorn outside my door the ot'lier night  ���������Hnd-"H*h'irTfex't=I��������� Sf.w=of���������tSi������nv=Mai!thn-  yoti've got!  ^Ohv  , .iho     laughed     "Housemaid!"  *  she  repeater].     "Wei!,  she  knows how  to  I sweep, but I must soon lose her. She  ���������Mr.^Braizei^;sh(usaM__I^^      face flooding with beautiful crimson.!    ..fs ,.j,��������� (Toing~to get  married?*'"-f  "Oh, Netta, Netta!" hc said, hold- *asvc'fi.' miwin.-ljrslanding.  ing both hor hands, and'gazing re-, .'Xo. she finishes thc course at tho  proachfully into hor wonderful eyes. ,mlversUy. this vcar." wns Ul0 ro_  "How could you  do  it? l^v  I-I   don't    know."   she    faltered, j ',,.;._.  yo,;n.,  ,Voman  was_  u  ���������_,,���������_���������.,_  ���������I war. so angry; but I didn't really  three  hours  a  day    for  mean to  go.     I was trying to mus- i{t'0^r('{':xn,i'r()m'S' while she  went  tor  up  courage  to  come  back,     and !co]]e,,e  hcr  to.  or plaited, hanging in long, straight  linos and devoid of trimming, save  for a deep hem, or perhapn a fow  nuns' plaits. Tliis ruio is. of courso  not invariable, and one sees many  full skirts falling straight, but trimmed with bouilloneos on little silk  frills set on in intricate scrolls, battlements, etc.  Flat silk fibre braid is also used  In this fashion, and a scroll trimming of braid or silk bouillonees enclosing medallions of velvet, tucked  Bilk, or lace within: its loops is a  notion popular with tho best makers.  Insect laco, open work stitching,  embroidery and other hand work aro  lavished upon more costly liouse  frocks and blouses, but it is not always the most* elaborate confection  whicli has tho most charm. In one  of the plays recently seen, a popular  actress wore several French frocks,  youthful and simple to nn extraordinary degree, yet altogether charming, and although it is., a far cry  from the presumably blushing debutante to tho stage footlights, a clover debutante might do well to order  duplicates of those stage frocks.  One was in porvoncho blue light  weight wool, whicli scorned to be  neither cashmere nor voile, but was  some one of thc innumerable stuffs  in that weight brought out this season. The skirt was lot into tho  band in vory small plaits, .which  were stitched far enough down to  form a shallow, snug yoke and pressed the rest of the way with an elTect  almost like  tliat  of sun plaiting.*  The blouse bolero,- too, was plaited? from shoulder to girdle, and  aroiind the throat���������cut 'low to show  a lace giiimpo or blouse���������down ?: the  fronts and continuing down the skirt  fronts to the horn were lint five-inch  plain bands of tho material-trimmed  nn iinitationjmtl.nni-ule" loops and  *.iu i-covered "Buttons.  The full loose bolero sleeve, reaching only half way to the elbow and  slit up the outsido scam, was bordered in the same fashion as: the  bolero, and from underwit fell sleeves  made ' of narrow creamy Valenciennes frills, running around the  puff of mousseline and sot so closely  as entirely to cover the rnousselino  foundation. A close fitting cuff of  laco and mousseline reached almost  to tho elbow.  i aro "newer." The shirring is done  on cords, by hand, nml the thread  must bo drawn, a.s the taffeta'is fulled on tho cord, in order to give thc  proper   effect.  Open-Work embroidery is thought  moro handsome than lace, and ladies  skilled with the neorllo nro embroidering thoir own crepe de chine waists,  putting tho work on yoke, collar and  tho deep cults, which aro really thc  lower part of the sleeve.  Not infrequently tho pattern of  laco; is outlined in colored silk, palo  bluo and blnck being most effective  on white lace, with narrow bias  folds of bluo talTota embroidered in  French knots.  Party dresses for young girls n>o in  any soft, thin goods���������voile, nun's  veiling, London thread tv thin silk,  and a pretty way to make tho skirt  is to shirr it slightly to the belt and  add at nbout kneo length a full, doop-  ly-shjrrec! flounce sot on with a narrow heading of the same, with a  ?*ow of narrow laco set upright inside the heading. Tho waist is made  very simply, is quito full, the front  shirred to a yoke, of laco and taffeta  bands between tabs of somo colored  'silk-edged with laco. Thc elbow  sleeves consist of two puffs .separated  by shin-bigs, tho lower finished with  a flaring cuff of the silk, also lacc-  O'Jged.    Sash is also silk.  DEATH  RATE  IN WAR.  Proportion  of   One in Twenty  Rarely Reached.  Is  WINTER  FASHIONS.  tho  wrong.   T  am  I    know    it���������in these)  had them on hcr fairy feet."  "Put thcm outside your door! Why,  whnt a funny place to put tllie'ml  What did you put thorn there for?"  "Talking of having sense," I retorted, "ilocvn't your sense tell you  I ji-it ih'.tm there because I wanted  thmn  cleaned?"  own  inysulf  in  coward,    and  clothes!"  "Yes; but Cecil?'  ly. "flow could  your own  brother?"  "5  don't      understand  simply.  Tn  a few  broken  words  ho told her  It was rumored this fall that all  our gowns wore to lie made short  this winter, that is without the train  that has boon so much in vogue. But  ���������women .scorn to have rebelled to a  degree that restricts the short skirt  to the walking costume, while gowns  for afternoon and reception wenr are  worn with a medium sweep'.". Wc  havo had the pleated skirts so long,  that it would seem as if a reaction  must be imminent: and indeed, eastern dressmakers tire mdkiiig much uso  of the circular model, plain, graceful  antl particularly appropriate for a  long skirt. It must have the.elTect of  a flare "round the foot, yot must not  bo exaggeratedly full. It is usual to  put graduated pleats down the front.  -Phe'upper-part-of-'tho^skirt-fils^closo-^  ly, the flaro beginning well below tho  hips.  The 'most popular coal this winter  is ui.mistnblably the long one, either  closo fitting or loose. And yet almost as many short jnckots and  blouses nro seen, especially with  short skirts.   The long coot is most  On my trip back to the easl. J got  rpiite siccus!orned to being token, into  iny friends' kitchens and being '���������introduced" lo the "helos." I'hey were  not all college girls. Some of them  were fresh from Ireland, -Sweden.  Germany.   Others   worn (laughters     of  ..    farmers  in   the  neighborhood     round  of  the plight in which he had    found 'about.  Some acknowledged   the intro-.  Cecil. j duction  by  extending  to   mo  the  wel- ' Segro  girls  are  "And when he opened his oyes," he; coining hand,'  others  grinned   merely, j Keels."       ������������������  Nolto  tried     to   and  said "How do?" !    "What:"     I  oxclaim'j'1.  Martha's  mistress  sat  back   in   her !graceful over tho long skirt,  but the  rocking (hair and  wen),  into in  hys- j latter  is  extremely diflleult to    hold  he  asked  grave- \  you   try   to     kill .  she      said :  teric.'il -penI   of   laughter.   -She  screamed,  she rocked, she wipe.?!  her eyes.  ���������"Chat is too rich!" she exclaimed.  "You put thorn nut'dde your door,  oi:d  ;"������*->:��������� M.-irfh'o   fhrr-ight   you  rn-'nnt  up under tho long wrap. Yet tho  Tong garment is regarded as the most  stylish.  The  most decided  change  this  season  is  in  sleeves.    Fashion   hns      tie-  to give'them to her as n present!  Of [creed  that tho fulness shall bc at tho  . course  1  finished,     "he said,  kill me.' "  "Yes, yes,"  she said. "Netto.    is:    When f  tho namo  of    his marc Sho     was! Jess   of   fa  named  after mo.      But T must      got. !Sok*nce,  which  wns  roollv  tho harder  back.    Oh,   tho   poor   boy!    I      must'to   bear.     Still   familiarity   was  not  nurse him!" jwhollv lost  she was delighted wiih  th-em,  wild    about      French  nnd   then   I  top instead of at the wrist, and the  sleeve with pouch nt tho lower portion is decidedly passe. Tho width  Is just  below  the shoulder,  hold  out  [too joined  in   the  laugh.     Now  I re-! to give a square effect b.v  means   of  got to  New York  there, was \ memberod    Martha's      "TKank  tmlliaVlty  and   more   of   i���������-i-in-ramr-d*** sho yo s very kin  that  I ing house wliero T have been stojipdng  I my first man  caller was announced to  Braize keeps  thc  memory  of  ride back  in  the closed  carriage    to  cheer himself    when   the  world  goes j m'(.  aS  -K young  foller  to  see   vo  awry,   and   wo  will   not.  probe     into  A ,  whon  ^ dignified  statesman    did  tho sacred     memory       Suffice it    to ,.    h-           [() oall> T wa3 ,nfo0nctI  sny that when the. alighted  from thej, th          ���������,  tK t "rnolllcr M]or. nn  carnage,   and     hnrnml   to   her  room;   *. kinder ������.:rawr,y, ���������nd T didn't  yo'.  '" she  was thnn'*in_; me for the wh'oifs.  -Martha   h:*.s   still got the .ihoos.   Hcr  for in n. first-clnss board- ! ignorance is blisfl,  and neither  f nor  inifitross   has   any  iher  ' intention     of  making  her   'wise  and  spoiling     hor  happiness.   Hesides,   has  sho  not.   eon  'crinoline or a bit of whalebone. Tho  lower part of the sleeve is fitted  closely to the arms; the upper part,  is often two drooping JjiiITh finished  with a ruflle whicli falls ovor the  tight-fitting portion , Just below' tho  elbow. A few of tbo very latest^-'scp-  nral.e  waists   have  the  plain,   almost  Is war becoming more or less deadly? It has been argued by war ox-  ports that by a curious paradox the  im.provcmenl in guns liad actually reduced tlic death rate in modern battles. Thc opposite effect" in the prosont Russian���������Inpancse war is attributed to the fanatical bravery of th'e  soldiers. It would seem that under  the old conditions of fighting, when  gun-powdor was unknown, wars drifted on for generations, even for centuries. Foi' a hundred years, almost  without intermission, Kngland wnged  war with Scotland and also with  Fra ncc; and the 'i'lii rly .Years' War  and.later, the Seven Years' War are  epochs in military history. Tho late  rebellion, though fought with muzzle  loading guns, lasted pnly four years;  n year later. Prussia brought Austria  to her knees, in seven short weeks,  and a'.generation' ngo she crushed the  power of Franco in eight months.  The! Uni tod States only took ninety  days to thrash Spain; and oven tho  Into war in Soutli Africa, though it  covered over two aiul a half years,  would have been considered absurdly  short in tho days of Crocy and Agincourt.  WJion in ancient times the weapons  were bows hnd arrows, swords and  battle axes, and when no weapon.was  usod which could be relied on to kill  at a distance of .*. in.01^3 than a few-  hundred yards, the mortality frequently: rose .to one in every three or four  fighters engaged, ond/sometimes exceeded this enormous percentage;  whereas, In' anoricri^'fiattlcs," with "weapons fnr more "deadly, a proportion  of owe in twenty is rarely reached.  ���������TKe^stntistiS^r-\vo"iild-cortainly-:'seoinpj  to bear out this theory. At 'Alma  the rai/ualtios were 54 per 1,000, or,  roughly. 1 to 18.5; nt In'-erinnn thoy  wore 1 in'ilO; nt Sedan, 1 in 00; nt  Gravelotte. 1 in 111, and tit Waterloo, lin 21. In the Crimean war  it took SO.000,000 shots to kill 120,-  000 men���������74.2 shots to des;mtch 1  man, and ac lllhraltar 258,:J87 shot  and shell found only 1,341 human  turrets, ond of those many wero only  wounded. I)u.ritig the Franco-Prussian  War J fighter was disabled by every  2n<l  shots.j  News has Just como from Africa of  the death of Francois Coillard, a  French Protestant iniNKiioiiory .vv������l>'  one of tho best known men in Africa.  Perhaps no other missionary has over  wielded among tlio African natives so  great an  influence as he.  H camo in his way onco to wivo  the life of a distinguished explorer,  and all cxplorevs who over visited  him have praised him to the skies in  their books. Th'eso are the reasons  why Coillard lias of lato years boon  bettor known in nil civilized lands  th'an nny other missionary,, in Africa.  When Serpu Pinto went h'omo to  Portugal anil wrote about his groat  journey across Africa hc said that ho  owed his life to this missionary and  Mrs. Coillard. No African traveller  was over in a more distressful pliglit  thnn Serpa I'into wns when Coillard  camo to his relief.  Tho Portuguese explorer has pushed  inland from the west const to th'o  Bnrotso country, near tho headwaters of tho Zambesi. One day hia  150 porters suddenly'deserted'him to  a man. Th'ey took with th'ein nil his  resources ond left him ijtrlpped in  the heart ot'������ Africa. A feeling of  compassion for the poor stranger induced two men and two women to  do what th'ey cou.ld for him in their  rude way.  Tho man wns dying in tho wilderness when Coillard und his wifo happened by the merest chance to como  into that neighborhood. That chance  saved  Pinto's life.  Th'c missionaries wore travelling in  an ox cart, and the cart bccnmio a  small hospital. It was the only placo  whore they could put the sick man,  and hero ho was nursed back to  health.  Mrs. Coillard lavished the most  assidious attention upon Kim and  she and hcr husband watched by his  side night* and day till care and rest  and bettor diet brought about a  happy change in mind and body.  They helped him on his way when  his strength was restored, and we  owo it to them that ho lived to  writo ono of the great hooks of Afri-,  can exploration.  The bost work tlint Coillard did  for Africa was through' the influence  lie. gained when he won the perfect  confidence and friendship of Lcwani-  ka, tho King ot Barotse. The country  governed by this black, potentate is  larger than Uganda or any otKyr  present native kingdom, of Africa,  excepting Abyssinia. Lewanika's word  is law throughout liis domain. His;  policy is permeated through' and  thiough' with' Kiiropenn ideas, and lhe  got   them; oil   from   Coillard.  lhc young missionary stood for two  years at the doors of J^ewanika  knocking for admittance and tho  King 1 opt him out. At Inst, won  over by h'is persistency, gentleness  and tact, the King admitted him to  tlio* country, .and in the ..ceiir.se, of  time, the Frenchman became n power  in th'o land. Kvery one says so wiio  lins ever been to Lialtii, tho King's  capital.  ���������Major'- Gibbons, the latest to write  about those two men", says, that "tito  lofty character aiid 'impressive : per- -  sonality of Coillard finally obliterated tho harsh side of Lewonika's character nnd developed a certain liberality of 'sentiment and a laudable desire to raise his people to a higher  scale of civilisation."  When :Lcwnnika: attended the coronation of King Edward VII. he snid  ho wanted more white teachers ���������-.��������� for  the'-children, of his country and more  carpenters to sh'ow his people how  to build houses. The civilivaition that'  has become a reality in Mash'onaland  and Mntabehind has also obtained a  substantial foothold in Barotselarid,  and the mnn to whose influence tliis  chango is chiefly 'due was* tho humble  missionary,   Coillard.  He lived for thirty years in Barot-  selnn'd and died nt the age of 70 at*  the Kingls capital.  TK AMPS'" IN SWITZEELAND.  THK  DISEASE OF  ���������_._  JEWELS.  by  a  little-used  staircase,   there was  a look of chastened happiness in  her j  eyes. |  Cecil's hurl, proved to be only superficial, after all, nnd, thanks to  careful nursing, hc soon was able to  leave his room. Ho was sitting sunning himself 011 a verandah a couple  of days later, while Braize and Netta watched him from a lit.tlo distance.  "f do declare," said Netta, ''that,  tvith all these stirring events at  home, wo haven't spoken of the  chance of war for two wholo days.  How  do  matters stand?"  "There will bo no war," snid  Braize, pointing to a report of    Mr.  was "down  to  th'o  risk  his    namo,  pnrlor."  To bo sure, this mpocimon was a  boarding-house servant, but as In  this country many, if not the majority, of our "best, people" live In  boarding-houses, it is n. sample of  the sort of service they gel fnr Uio  high prices th'ey pay. Not iihvnys  nre. our cullers designated ns "fellers." "A gentleman to see. ��������� you,"  i.s often th'o formula, but. never by  nny chance does II, enter t.lit. servnnl's  head la'nsk for tho nniMC. Sho however, takes a careful scrutiny of his  personality, and she relies upon her  description .ir  culler  for  your  T nm  "jes'  full-blown  in'      with  fip'i'cd?"  ;,.'���������) kin'  an'  gen'rus   as   a  American    lady   w'Icli    liv-  l.hprn      Rngllsh hasn't  firlrnfinllv i-forrrir-d  her mistress  that jclone-liUIiig sleeve of seven years ngo.  I fry as they tuny, dressmakers can-  | nob oust tlie separata waist. It is  Uio pretty, too convenient, too  dressy. Tlio waist of n cloth .gown  Is too warm and heavy for comfortable wear under a wrap, ond too  heavy-looking to bo dressy. So we. go  on ordering protty taffeta, louisine  and lace waists in spito of assurances  that the waist and skirt to match  are  "the  correct  thing.'  ���������J*IIR 1U..OUSK EFKCT. ,  JAPAN'S 8,000,000  CIODS.  It. is said that there are no fewer  Hum 8,000,000 gods worshipped by  Praying is made vory  streets are tall posts,  printed on them and  wheel attached. Any-  th'o wheel a turn, and  that counts ns 11 prnycr. Tlie people in the second largest of the ���������'!,-  58<l isl.uuf't of which the empire , is  composed worship Hie bear and rover--.'  Hire the sur,'moon, flro, wind, ami  waler.  the  dapnne.  easy.    Jn   I.he  witli   prayers  with   a  small  one  can   give  in waisis is now as thoroughly  "out" as the pouched sleeve. Thore  tiijust bo siilllc.icut material lo produce  a! full e'Tect,. but. it must be drawn  [���������under or draped and tho fulness put  under tin; bell, instead of falling over  it. The broad-shouldered effect is  still  studied,    but  the long shoulder  Prbeious stones nro subject to sick-'  ness'and some of them dio. Thoy become , little, lose their lustre, split,  grow dark, and have several other  diseases. '���������'���������*  '��������� Bul.ies fade when long exposed,'*  to  the. light.,  so does thc garnet.    -Tho  topaz,   on     the other hnnd*,  becomes.'*!  darker and  loses  its brilliancy.  The most sensitive?jewels.arc opals  and pearls. Opals -'frequently- split.  They are very sensitive to excessive  beat, and in fact all changes of tempera ture.  Pearls become almost worthless  very easily. Firo transforms them into lime, acids attack thorn as they  dc marble. Vcry acid perspiration  even may attack thcm. They, as  well os opals, are suid to respond to  n certain extent to tho physical condition oi^ the ������.1e who wears them.  Pearls at'i- modi- up of layers, liko the  6':in of an onion, and it is sometimes possible to repair them by removing tho outer layer. This is such  delicate work that it is seldom .. attempted.  Diamonds scum to be the least sensitive, but it is not prudent to take  them too near the flre. Emeralds and  sapphires retain ttiolr color "well and  do not deteriorate easily-  Method of Dealing with the Work-  . ;.;' shy Individuals.  'The trump is said to bo disappear-:  "in'g-iri=Swit-/eJ-l"nnd-n*s--Ta~rosult=-of-tho"=;  following--treatment���������3f an able-  bodied mari' is without means, is  'genuinely* in search .of work, and  his papers are in order, ho will, on  application, be supplied by the polico  witli. food, and lodging, and will, if  pq*5siblo, h'ti-'c cmuloyment indicated  to him. If ho cannot obtain any ho  will bo passed on to tho next town,  to a relief station, to liis own disti ict or to the eanronal frontier. If. .  .ie refused work when.'offered. he is  sent to his own dislrict, to bc dealt  with by ils council (wiio are responsible for tne maintenance, of thoir  indigent citizens), and if the council  deride that iie is work-shy, he may  bo sent for a term varying from  th'reo months to two years to -a  forced labor institution, which is in  elTect a house of correction for persons guilty of the loss serious of- .  fences." .  Tho police are empowered to'- ,*ir��������� .  rest bOLgars without warrant, and it .  is pointed out. tho system of certificates of origin and of .discharge from'  work in force in the country' iiialeri-"  ally facilitates thc identification of  the professional  tramp.  The-court before which the idler  is brought may ��������� commit him to prison for a short time, or, in case of  repeated offences and of refusal to  work, may sentence him to from two  to six months' imprisonment in jail,  or from six months'to two years in  a forced  labor  institution.  Jack���������"You should have Been Miss  Waldo.      Hcr   eyes flashed lire,    and   "   Arthur���������"That's   funny.      You  said  a moment  ago  that  slie     froze  you with a glance."  Maud���������"Everyone 'I moot says I  look ill." Ida���������"It must be your  new hat, dear! You don'������*.' look well  In itl'i * ^*is;  ~" ^'v,^!******** *������������������  i*  l<  r  X  THE STRONGEST  WE  (  T  tituto was Impossible���������would literally  Ue placing a' premium on wrong-doing. The duty of the jury was plain;  th'o prisoner's own admission, in fact,  made their presence a formality only.  It was well to romoiHJbcr that in theso  eases tlioy had to bo guided "by tho  head and not tho heart.  Without leaving tbo box th'o twelve  good men and truo returned their verdict: "Guilty!" A cry of anguish  rang out from th'o back of tho court,  but the dra-matic moment wns not  yet. Those who were lookers-on only  oven went away with a sense of having ben  cheated   of  their  right,    for  seldom on Ahe side of mercy, none,  evon of the unhappy creatures who  camo beforo bim, was evor heard to  question their absolute Impartiality.  Not all wiio hove worn tho ermine  can claim so much*. ~.  In private life his lordship was the  most amiable of men. Ho dolled his  sternness with his robes, and became  easy-going even to the Joint of indifference. Having always in his official capacity to take a hard-and-fast  (, lino and sny what should and what  shbuld not bo, it is quite conceivable  tliat ho'fwns glad enough out of it  to leave the task to others; and this,  as a matter of fact, was his invariable custom. Ho foil in with whatever views wore expressed, and sank  his own���������when ho had any���������with the  utmost comulacency.  Wlien his wife told him that their  only daughter Kad fallen in lovo with  a. clerk, ho was perhaps momentarily  astonished, but quite affable. ff the  happy man had bcon a bagman his  concern wo'uld liavo boen just as much  ���������and  as  little.  "Oh, let hor marry him, my dear,"  He said, chowfidly. ".Let lior msirry  him if sho wants to. I havo no objection. We were young ourselves  onco!"  "Yes, but not necessarily idiots!"  retorted her ladyship. She, it may  bc remarked, was of dilleront mould.  When she bad made up her cnind, wiid  liorses could not drag her from it.  "Do wliat you like, of course; but  don't expect mo to bo a party to it!  A bC3garly clerk with a hundred and  ��������� fifty a year! How Amy can bo so  foolish as to droani of it, I don't  know!"  Needless    to say,  her ladyship carried  tho day,  as she had dono    hundreds of times previously.     "When Hie  "beggarly  cleric"   called  uj;*on  him  a  week  or  so   Inter,   Sir   Chkirlcs     had  ��������� quite oome round, to his wife's     way  of tliiir'.ing.    He was most urbane���������a  bad sign, liad Ws visitor only known.  "My dear     sir,"   he said,   "I     am  delighted to  make your acquaintance  ���������'delighted!   I  have  hoard���������ahem.���������already of my daughter's!���������or���������littlo romance, anid I congratulate you.    She  is a good girl, though I say it!    Unfortunately,  if I understand you  correctly,     yoty���������<ihcfcii|���������present   circuni-  ' stances    hardly warrant your taking  a wife just yet.   Still, in a few years'  time,  of course,  things  may bo���������cr������������������  . different;  and   "then Ishou.ld  bo only  too pleased to>���������toi���������ci-���������I " '  Sir Charles cougOiod again.by woy i  of saying that tlio situation was |  really very delicate; and th'o crestfallen suitor, who had imagined other  things, not being so dense as he probably IookoJ, took tho hint and his  departure. There tho matter might  very well have endod, but for thc  fact that tho ycung lady herself possessed a generous sliarc of the family  firmness. She made no comment at  th'o moment, but a little moro than a  month later she went out at cloven  one morning and sent a note homo  later in tha day to say tliat sho had  been married to tlio man of her choice  ami was then starting on hor honeymoon.  Hero was a bombshell. Who would  Kavo'dreamed of. sucli, a thing? Lady  Deane at once took refuge, as most  strong-minded' women do en crises,  in a "fit of Ciystorics, and, as soon as  she recovered, tried to cast tho blame  for it oa hor husband. Sir ' Charles  said little. His love for his wife was  of the sort Lhat sufToroth long and  is Mod. Ho doubtless reflected Miat  it was an unfortunate business, but  for the time being, *fl^till events,  kept  his  own  counsel.  As tha months toiled by.Jiecamo  years, and there was still no news  of lho truant, th'e strain began to  tell on him. .Ho .made no sign outwardly of his 'grief. file was still  tlie culm, logical, dear-hooded judge;  but tliose who watched closely noticed nn added sovority in Kis manner,  .llio counsel  who  stepped    just  ���������^������������������v.>^<j������^������*^������*v������>***.������j������**k.;������*������v->*������-j*>*%*������;������  Mr. Justico Deane was tho strongest judgu oa tins Bench. Stern, un-  bonding, learned in tho law. and.  novoi' taken    unawares,  ho dispensed  justice with n  hand  that never  wav- ���������.,-__���������������_.  crod; and  it his judgments erred  but  hi������ lordship curtly  intimated that in  view of the lateness of lho hour ho  should postpone sentence till the morrow.  Five minutes later he was on nis  way to his lodgings, the prosipect of  rest and n comfortable meal' beforo  him. It turned out, however, tliat ha  wuh to enjoy neither. Ilku-d on his  own arrival came a woman asi'dng to  seo liim. She was breathloss with  hard walking, lior oyes had the look  of a htintod animal.  "Impossible!" sai'd his valet, to  whom the question was addressed.  "His lordsliip can soe no oue."  "It is n. matter of life and death,"  sho urged.  "I cannot help it," was the reply.  "My oiders are strict. If you knew  his lordsliip you wouldn't as-Jc- mo to  break  them."  If she knew his lordsjiip! Dowd  camo her last card.  "Tell Sir Charles that his daughter  is hero!" she flashed out.  Urgocl     Into   comjjliniico,   nlid     yot  doubting hor veracity,  tho man* went.  "A  lady wishes  to  speak  to    you,  sir,"  he said,    defercnfinlly.        "Sho  says "  I liavo no wish to know what sho  says,   Jaci-scn.   You  know very well  that'll is out of the question."  "Is it?"     ���������  His lordsliip wheeled round angrily.  That he should bc boarded liko this  was too mucli. But thc words on  his tongue wore novor s-foken.-  "Amy!" ho gasped.  "Yes. You didn't count on seeing mo?"  "No-o!" His 'heart throbbed wildly.   "Whero���������where havo you  boon?"  "Where? Oh,     many places!"      She.  dismissed   the  man with  a nod.      "I  was in   court     just   now  when���������w'hon  you  tried  my husband."  "Your   husband!  Heavens,   what    a  tragedy!  And I  could not think "  Ho was going to suy that ho could  not think whero ho had seen him beforo. All the lost Kour it had bothered him,���������the dim knowledge that ho  had mot the man previously. Now It  camo to him wilh a rush. He was  five years older, and ho had grown  a beard.   Tliat was all.  "My husband." Sh'o paused 'dra*-  matically. "I am tho starving wifo  you said was no excuse for forgery!"  "Stai-vimj! And. I did not know!"  Tlie words fell from him -half unconsciously:*" Why did you let it  come to this?"-', he said, turning - on  her fiotcely.. "Why did you not  writo���������come to * me���������before?"  "Because wo wore-proud. Wc wanted  to y.ull through it*, if we, could". , I  should not liavo Ncome now it���������if  things ha'd not been what thoy arc.  'Do you think I like suing for mercy  ���������T, who have kept q*wa*y n11 thesc  years?"  'Troii'd? Yes, a fine pride!" Thore  was bitterness in his tone. "Wlien I  could liavo* ho!red you hold aioof!  Doubtless you thought I should refuse  ���������should turn you away empty-Kand-  cd! Why? Was I���������was I hard before?" Something liko a sob. broke  from him. "Now you come���������ah', Ilea-,  ven! yon coma���������""(hen it is too lato!"  'Too late!"  I  can  do  nothing nowi^    My duty  lo  ndtoinister   the  law."  And  Uio law?" .  "Says  that he shall be punished!  "But'you arc given discrelion!" Her  voico rose shrill.  "You have only to  say thc word and he is froo.        And  h'o  is  woll  would   another  would  bo  outrageous  ���������sheer cruelty."  Sir Charles shook- his Keaxf.  V-You  tlo not understand!   My dis--,  crction is'limited.   Somottaics*���������in cor-  lain_cnso'5=T_.caii_softqn_tKe possibilities of a w-rong verdict.    Horo" ���������he  loaned  against  tlic  wall,   a  pathetic  fie-'irc���������"I am helpless!"  "Helnless! You, th'c strongest)  judge on tho Bench!" She laughed���������  a laugh tliat startled him by its bitterness. "I will not bolievo it! You  will send him to gaol, brand him a*  criminal, for that ho stole bread when  his wife was starving? Well, do so!"  ���������sho fticod round sharply���������"and kill  hhtxl For that will bo th'o end! He  is delicatcH-looic at him to-morrow  aud see!, How long will ho stand  prison lWo, prison faro? And when  you havo wreakod your vengeance on  him, when your mlsorable law has  exacted oven moro than its penalty,  imay the memory of it never leave  you! May you never have a 'day  without thinking of it���������nover forget  that your daughter aaid his are cursing you"!  AK, that I was a mam "  "Amy! Stop!" HSs voice was  Koarse. "Stop1���������-before you kill me!*  I_T will think it over. I will see  if���������if anything can be done. But  not now���������not now! Cwno anil sae me  to-moi-rowl" .: -...* ,-���������*'-.  To-morrow! It was. only, half a  victory, and-her heart aohed; but  she was a'woman)���������and his onugnler.  "Father!" Her arms were, round  hiru in a trice. "You hare made  mo happy! It is all I asik^-that you  will think it over. And I know that  you will ba merciful; I feel it���������here'."  She out hor hand over Ker tKrobbing  heart. '"Good-byd���������arid Heaven be  to  vou    and  mo!     Till  to-mor-  would have stared long ia astonishment. This tho mnn of iron nerve!  This tlio mnn who Had lost count of  joys or ' sorrows! This tho mncKino  called Sir  Charles Deane!.  He sent his dinner away untouched,  and sat far into tho night staring  hopelessly at the problem beforo him.  A problem? Yes, that is the right  word! '  On the ona hand, affection counselled liim with strenuous voico to b"c  merciful���������to throw all other considerations to the winds. If ho would regain his daughter's lovo hero wtis tho  waj--the only way. On the other,  obedience to duty claimed Kim. It  liad played a strong port in his life,  nnd  th'e call  was loud.  Woro tho man and the woman any  othor ho knew well enough what  tvould bo tho end. The knowledge  that if ho followed tho dictates of  his heart he would bo acting against  his convictions wns gall and wormwood to liim.  And Ko would inevitably bo criticized. Thoy would say justly tliat  lie had been swayed by personal considerations���������Ko who had endeavorod  all his life to hold tho scales of jiifi-  tico so evenly that ndno should complain. At ono stroke his reputation  would be gono. Midnight had long  struck when at length he tru'dgod  wearily upstairs lo rest.  J& ���������g������<*6<<<������������������<*6<!<g<<<<������<���������-6(4*r.  About the  ....House  IA  A  #1  ho .criminal���������you  know  it     as  as I. To .  swinish  him  as  you  outside the bounds of fair com'ment,  the witness wiio prevaricated, invariably qtmileci beforo the weight of tlio.  . judicial rebul'o; while the srisoner  who Uud obviously could subsequently reflect���������If reflection was in his nature��������� Hint his lying had added six  mlontcif. or so to his sentence, .and be  remarkably near -to-th'c truth;  Fivo years had gone by whon tho  unexpected happened. Sir Oharlos  took the Midland circuit tliat term,  nnd atTlillborougli, whero Ke arrived  about tho middle, the calendar was  heavy. Ho coirnnentcd gravely on  the fact. I.ato on th'e* second day  ^a caso of forgery came on. Tho accused, a young man, pleaded guilty.  A stai'vims* wife and child was his  excuse for hisdapse; an uncrossed'  cKeque, foiijnd in the street and drawn  .hi. favor of the employer wh'o' Kad  .���������turned him away shabbily three  months before, made up tho story.  liie temptation to forge,the signature  and buy food for h'is fahiily was too  strong ito ��������� resist. Ho 'did so nnd, being 'only half a rogue,',was promptly  found "out.  , The barrister who 'defen'dcid niade  mutch' of his theme. Ho played 'witli  ConMiunmato skill on his Hearers'  cmiotions, an soon 'had many oyos  welling with tears. But (hose of tho  ermlmed figuro on tlio Bench' wore dry  enough. Sir Charles had heard iiiKiny  a Harrowing story. When counsel sat  down, after affinal impassioned appeal for mercy, lie mnmniono'd irp In  terms iim grim as tliey woro brief.  Forgery, he anid, was a grnvo offence. It involved serious Iss-iics.  ���������To allow an individual lo commit it  Bimiply on  lh'<.*-;jJoa  that lie was dos-  So������n after tho dawn came creeping  up in tl?e oast he roso arid drossod.  Opon-eyod h'o had lain Uie Ionp night  through, his brain on firo and h'is  whole being racked with indecision.  To stay thore longer was impossible;  physical action had become an imperative need if he would save Kis sanity. Ptfctiiig oa a light evorcoat 'he  went out. of the house. It was a  raw, chilly morning, but the nip of  winter in the nir was grateful; oven  ,tho discomforting lash of rain in his  face came as a relief from the other.  ,liil"_borough was just awakening,  'llio first workmen wore hurrying off  toc their places of toil, one or two  sleepy maids-of-all-work camo to the  door os lie passed and, uttering an  expressive'"Ugli!" retreated wifh. a  shiver, and boys carrying newspapers  under their arms Hurried hero and  there, urgo'd to an alacrity that was  unusual by th'o need of warmth". But  none looked at him, or, if they did,  passod li._i_.*by without notice. He  was glad. Recognition would havo  moant stares and Eolnting fingers,  and Ke hated publicity.  More titan over he wished to avoid  it now. Hc pulled his coat up well  to his oars, and averted his face from  passer-by. A new. idea liad coino to  him. Ho would walk as far as tlio  gaol and soe his son-in-law. Possibly  h'e might glean some fresh scrap of  information whicli would let Kim incline with n free conscience towards  tho consummation 'his heart desired.  At any rate, he, coidd ice what stuff  h'o was made of.  Tt wnu.a course altogether without  precedent, and ut bra*' dcopomt.. Wodo.  A weaker man wpidd have hesitated;  bul he pressed' forward' vigorously,  and. soon reached his    estination. '  The governor of the prcat stono  building was astonished when told  that Sir Charles ��������� Deane had called  on him. He wondered what coul be  tho meaning of it.  fcSir diaries explained briefly. Tho  governor was more astonished. He  fidgeted a littlo before replying and  soomed at a loss for words. When ho  spoko h'is voice was low.  "A most extraordinary thing, my  ���������lord. A sad ona, too, if all that I  is true!:' His voico sank to a whisper. "I have only just heard, and  do not know how it happened. Of  course,  there will  be on  inquiry."  Sir Charles gathered that he was  being told of a tragedy. Hi* bent forward so that he might iniiss nothing.  Wliat a mercy that he had entered into no detail!.  "A terrible thing!" ho murmured,  when tho other bad finished. "Terrible! I���������I was somehow attracted to  th'e man. His manner, you know! I  am deeply sorry!"  But oven as Ke said it ho knew tliat  ho lied. Wns it not tho way out���������  thc deliverance?  Ho walked back a different man.  His heart beat faster; his brain had  .thrown oil tiio dead weight of dosipair  that-cloggod-it.���������The-world-soemod-  chnngod. A now horizon���������the old  horizon���������liad come in view.  Not that the oilier sido of it was  .lost on him. He. realized gravely that  to one at least it meant tliat'all the  beauty, all the light of life had boon  toin nway���������that to another, too yo'-'iig  ns yet to understand, its protector  had gone. But here again was thero  not a way out? Henceforth that one  should He Ws own especial care; that  other should never, coujd lie a.void It,  realize the extent of its loss.  good  row!"  She kissed liim with lips that  burned his clicok anil went, and Kis  lordsl'.op sank heavily into a ch'alr.  Fivo years' scrnaration, nn'd at the ond  ���������this. If tlie" junior Bar could Have  soon liim as ho sat head lianging forward, eyes closed, in the vain effort  to blot out the memory of it. and  fingers closing and relaxing witfh the  sudden gusts    of  tempest ln him,  it  She ivas there when he arrived. Ho  opened tihe door with a gontlcnesa  that was unusual in him, and tiptoed into the room. Sh'o came forward with a little cry, her hands held  forth beseechingly. The dark-rimmod  eyas held .the question that the quivering lips could not utter.  "Amy, daj-ling! You must bo  brave!" His voice broke, and he  groped for words. "Bravo little girl!  Ho���������foe'will not need my poor sym;pa-  thy! He has. taken h'is case to a  Higher Judge���������������������������"\  She heard-*.to* the end itnflinch'ingly  ���������dry-eyed.  "1���������1 . a*u glad!" she '���������: whispered.  Then suddenly the whole meaning of  it came to her. Sh'e ti'jrned ' away  with a strained little cry; an'd for an  instant her heart seemied to stop  beating.  "Oh, my poor Ronald!" dio rrrvoan-  cd; and the tears that had been denied lier came in a great rusK, of relief. Arid tho strongest judge on the  Bench, drawing hor hoad^to hia breast  wept with hor. So were they reconciled.���������London Tit-Bits.  TESTED  ItlSOIPKS.  Lemon Croam Salad���������ti'his is a delicious fruit salad, made by a popular caterer. Beat tho yolks of  throe eggs very light; add gradually  ono small cupful of sugar, two teaspoonfuls of Hour, and the juico of  two lemons. Melt one tablespoonful of buttor in ono and one-fourth  cupfuls of boiling water; add tho  beaten egg mixture and boil, until  thick. Kemove from tho fire, cool,  and whip in ono cupful of whipped  cream. Chop ono largo tart applo,  pooled and cut into nmall pieces,  with four sliced bananas and six'  thick slices of canned pineapple.  Chill tho fruit; mix: it*with the salad  dressing and heap on lettuce loaves  or servo in fancy fruit glasses.  Chicken Scallops.���������Ono quart of  prepared creamed chickor.i, heated  and mado stiff by tho addition of  three tablespoonfuls of .flour "rubbed  with as much melted butter; and  half a cuptul of stowed and'seasoned mushrooms, drained, and two  tablespoonfuls of minced celery. Butter the scallop shells; sprinkle thickly with fine broad crumbs; fill with  tlio stiff creamed chicken; cover with  crumbs; dot with butter, and brown  in a moderate oven.  Almond Islands.���������Boat the whiten  of three eggs very stiff; add six  tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar,  half a teaspoonful of almond extract,  and half a cupful of choppod almonds. Turn into a buttered pudding dish and steam twenty minutes.      Serve with boiled custard.  Salted Pumpkin Seeds.���������These salted seodit, which aro very popular  among the Italians, aro sold on tho  streets ir.i tho Italian quarter at a  penny a .cupful. They are extremely  appetizing, and tako tho place of our  salted nuts. Wash the seeds froo from  tho sticky shreds which surround  them, then dry in the sun or in a  rather -cool ovon. Whon ready to  salt spread on a baking tin, salt  liberally, then set in a hot ovon,  shaking and stirring often until  crisp.  Pumpkin Chips.���������Take what quantity j-ou choose of good sweet pumpkin���������tho old Connecticut field pumpkin makes tho nicest sweetmeats-  halve it, tako out tho seeds, and cut  into chips tho size of a dollar. For  each pound of tho pumpkin allow a  pound of fine white sugar aird a gill  of lemon juice. Put the chips in a  deep disli and sprinWo on each layor  a layer of tho sugar. Turn the lemon juico over tho wholo. Let it re-|  main for a daj^ then boil tho wholo  together with a half pint of water  nlloweft, to each ..threo. pounds"-���������������������������'  -pumpkir.i,. a tablespoonful of ground  ginger tied up in bags, and tho peel  of the lemons cut in shreds. When  t'he pumpkin becomes tender turn tho  wholo into a stone jar and set away  in a cool place for a wook. At the  end of that timo������pour the syrup off  the chips, boil it down into a rich  syrup, then turn back, and seal.  Boiled Icing for Cakes���������Two cups  of granulated sugar, ono of wator.  Whites of' two eggs. Boil in a  saucepan until tho syrup hardens  when dropped in ice wator. Beat  the whites of tho oggs to a stiff,  froth and drop a littlo at a time of  the hot syrup in, .beating steadily  all tho timo. After all the syrup  has* been poured in beat a few drops  of vanilla im Spread on the cake  at once. Caro must Uo taken that  the syrup is boiled to just tho right  point. If it cooks too long the icing  will be stiff and dry; if not long-  enough it will soak into tho cake.  Sponge Drops.���������Beat to a froth  threo eggs and one cup of sugar..  Stir into this one heaping cup of  sifted flour, In which two teaspoonfuls of baking powder have boon  mixed. Butter tin shoots with washed butler (froo from sail) and drop  in teaspoonfuls throe inches apart.  Ilako in a quick oven. -Flavor with  vanilla.  Soup made from Turkey Bones.���������  Put-tho-boncs-in-a-boilor-withabout  two quarts of water, and boil until  all the substance Is out of thcm,1  and then tako them out. Add to  lho soup ono tablespoonful of rico,  one. or two stalks of. colory chopped  fine, chopped onion, and salt and  pepper to taste. This makes a delicious rich soup out of a part tkat  is  usually thrown away.  tair.cd at small cost. Many, however, prefer to keep their candy free  from all such things, and dainty  iii. color and a variety of llavors may  ���������. bo obtained by the uso of a small  quantity of syrup from homo preserved fruit. Tho yolk of aa egg for  yellow chocolate and strong coffeo  for brown, beet juice niwl cranberry  juico for'red and crimson, thoro is  no ond to tho variety an ingcnlpus  worker can get ������ut of tho inntorials  at hand in every household. Then  a fow nuts, dates, figs, raisins, a  little pool, everything in fiict thut Is  good can bo utilized. A very littlo  practico will enable you to mold  thorn satisfactorily. If tho fondant  gots a littlo dry nnd crumbly do  not bo worried, but knead it lfko  bread or putty to a proper constituency, a littlo flavoring added will  mako it soft, or, if too soft, a littlo  confectioners' sugar added will .make  it hard onough. Lay each cream  when moulded on a piece of clean  paper buttered or dus-tod with confectioners' sugar; do not let them  touch each other until dry. Don't  be disappointed if your candy has  not tho sharp moulded outlines of  tho factory-mado creams for it will,  instead, look liko tho oxpensivo hand  mado creams turned out only by tho  best confectioners.  ESCAPADES OF WARSHIPS  NOT AIL ON* THE SIDE OF THE  RUSSIAN NAVY.  Great  Britain      and   the     United  States Have Had Many  Catastrophes.*  Tho unjustifiable outrage of a Russian war lleot in tho North Sea,  though practically without precedent, briugs to mind some other extraordinary     cxumplte     of    the  mis-  MORE THAN HGUK HEAD  DUTIES      OF      THE    CAWADIA.H  GOVXRNOR-GENE-3.AI..  The Powers of the Position���������Place  in a Scheme of Imperial  Federation.  From the point of view of a constitutional lawyer, tho Gorernor-f.enoral  of Canada is powerless to affect tho  working of * the Constitution, or of  the political     machinery    which sup-  HOUSEHOLD   HINTS.  Bedrooms aro furnished vcry simply nowadays. Carpets havo beeti  banished in many houses, and nothing is allowed in tho way of hangings that may not easily be washed.  The bedspread and bureau linens  may be as elaborate as ono chooses.  Very handsome spreads aro mado of  heavy linen shoots inset with heavy  lace bauds. Pillows arc smaller and  aro usually ��������� kept by day in a box  slipped under the bed. A round bolster with a cover to match tho  spread is substituted. Marseilles  spreads are not in vogue at present,'  dimity and linen having taken their  placa to a large extent. Few people use tho gay colored chintz  spreads onco so popular. People  who aro lucky enough to own thorn  use old-f<ishioned pierced quilts, although strictly speaking, theso aro  not appropriate excojat on old mahogany bods.  Order is a beautiful thing ir.i tho  houso, but, ns a writer in a rocont  magazine points out, it is not always understood properly. Sho  says: "Tho order that makes for  restfulnoss and for comfort is vital.  It cannot exist in crowded rooms.  Furniture is mado to bo used and  books are made to bo read. If tho  disarranging of a room or tho misplacing of a book upsets the order  something is wrong iind that something is tlio crowded condition. Get  rid of the suporfluous. Most rooms"  have too many pieces of furniture,  and all rooms havo too many  things:"  If a double layer of brown paper  is put under oilcloth on shelves or  tables, it will wear threo times as  long as if "laid directly on the wood.  v Uoilod starch is much improved by  tho addition of a little salt or .dissolved gum arabic. A useful thing  to romombor is that the'iron will  not slick to the clothes if the starch  usod has been mixed, with soapy water.'  'To ward off a cold first'bathc the  foot in hot waler astd drink a pint  of hot lemonade. -Thon sponge with  salt water every throe hours. Fourth,  inhale ammonia or menthol. Fifth,  tako four hours' exorcise in the open  air. A ton-grain doso of quinine wilt  usually break up a cold in tho beginning. Anything that will set  tho blood actively in circulation  will do it. But- bettor than all if  your cold is inveterate or serious  consult your doctor, and at once.   ) _���������  handling ot wurships which have oc-!p*lic.s the motive-power, says tho Lon-  currod within recent years. Small j don Morning Post. Theoretically, ho  need is thero to point out that a -is the sovereign in partibus; practi-  modern battleship, with hor marvel- I cally ho has not a titho of the pre-  Ious appliances for destroying aiid [rogatives which the sovereign pos-  prescrving' life and enormous stores J -jesses in this country, though ho  of explosives,   is  iu  tho  hands of  in-  rarely exercises tliem.   Something can  SERVANT  OF THE  SULTAN.  HOW TO  MAKE  CANDY.  RELAPSE.  Although   the  doctor cured  him  (With a  homeopathic pill,  He subsoquently  noorcd   him  With au allopathic bill.  Fondant.���������Take two cups of sugar  (one pound), -and half a cup of water  Place these in a smooth agate saucepan, over tho firo; stir until: sugar  is dissolved and the syrup begins to  hoil. . then remova your paddle or  spoon and be careful that .you do  not disturb the syrup again . whilo  boiling. As tho boiling syrup  throws crystals: of sugar up on the  sides of the saucopan; carefully wipe  them off with a soft cloth dipped ir.i  cold water. j| Cover tho saucepan and  ���������let the syrup boil five minutes. At  this point add a quarter of a tea*;  spoonful of cream of tartar dissolvr  ed^in cold water. Cook untir-yaii  can form a'soft.ball between your  thumb arid fingers. When done;pour  the syrupjiut carefully, on an oilod  meat platter'or marble slab 'Odo not  oil it too closo to tho edge). When  it wrinkles up when thoplattor or  slab is tipped stir rapidly, oneway, until you havo a creamy whito  mass, thon quickly knead with tho  hands into a ball, place in a bowl,  cover and set away in a cool placo  until needed. It will keep several  days. You can repeat this process  until sufliciont fondant has boon  made, but will find it always better, to boil a smart quantity at a  time.  A box of fine cream candies from a  good confectioner will givo you idoos  .at many varieties wliich may bc  made by adding to the fondant color  and various-flavoring essences. Many  wa.rieties  of  which   may  now   be  ob-  "Kaid Sir Henry  Maclean  Takes a  Holiday  in  Britain.  Kaid Sir Henry Maclean, the commander-in-chief of the moorish army,  arrived in London recently from  Morocco, the famous Scotsman being accompanied by his two. daughters and a jiictursoquolytattircd  young-subject of the "Sultan."  Sir Henry Maclean has spent 30  years in Morocco. Ho is tho son of  tho -Maclean-of - Loch-Buie,-h is - f ather-  owning a large part of the Isle of  Mull. The Kaid was onoe an ofli(_er  of the British army. Not only has  he.drilled tho Moorish army into the*  semblance of a disciplined body, but  ho has been the guide, philosopher  and friend of tho Moors in every  question whicK . has brought them  into totich with Europe.  He has had somo difiiculty in  reaching England this time owing to  the attack which the tribsmon niado  on his party while travelling betweon Fez and Tangier. But Sir  Harry oxplainod that tho attack was  tho result of a mistake.  Tho tribesmen ..had killed their  chief, and tho natives mistook tho  Maclean.s par.ty for the avenging  friends of tho dead.  experienced men nn exceedingly  dangerous engine, whether In peace  or war, Tho succession of awful,  solf-intlicted tragedies���������for they arc  really nothing else^���������which overtook  Russian warships a few months ago  is an eloquent reminder of this.  But this is not the first timo that  the Russians have lost millions of  dollars ia expensive warships, with  littlo or nothing to show for tho  outlay. In tKo Crimean Campaign  tho allied fleet, though manifestly no  match for thc groat Scbastopol forts,  aided as tho latter wore by a fino  Russian fleet, soon found themselves  without opponents on water, for the  Russian comjuander-in-chiof overruled  tho Russian admiral and promptly  sank his ships to bar the entrance  to the harbor.  It is a remarkable fact that for  self-inflicted British naval catastrophes ono must stick to times of  peace. Perhaps tho most calamitous of thoso was the ramming of  tho  MAGNIFICENT  FLAGSHIP  of the Moditorrancaii fleet, the Victoria, by the Camperdown; and what  Britun old enough at the time to  experience tho painful thrill caused  by the dread news cannot take his  memory back to it? Tho sickening  crash of tho great ram, which tho  thousands of horrified spectators, following on tlio mystifying and fatal  signal, w-as incvi'table several moments beforo it happened. Then came  .the strenuous efforts to stem tho inrush of water and tho equally futile  d-ash for land, and finally the great  ship turned turtle ten minutes ailor  the collision and went down with  320 of her im.cn, so completing the  last act in this ncvor-to-bc-forgotteii  tragedy.  Our American cousins too, have  suffered somo dire naval mishaps in  times of peace, tho most recent of  which was tho explosion a few  months ago on board the battleship  Missouri. Thon, who cannot take his  mind back to a certain February evening, seven years ago, when the  warship Maine, in Havana Harbor,  was so mysteriously blown up along  with 'J54: of hcr crow, porcipitating  tho war with Spain?  The Germans also have had to  mourn tho result of a fatal piece of  naval mishamdling quite unconnected  with battle. This was thte accidental, ramming of the ironclad Grosser  Kurfust by thc Ko'nig Wilhclm in the  English Channel  TWENTY-SIX  YEARS  AGO.  The annual consumption, of salt  in England is forty pounds per  head. . Franco consumes thirty  pounds; Russia, eighteen pounds;  Austria, sixteen pounds; Prussia,  fourteen pounds; Spain, twelve  pounds; and Switzerland, eight  pounds. '  Irish Barrister (addressing the  Bench)���������"Your honor, I shall first  absolutely prove to tko jury that the  prisoner could not have committed  tho crime with which ho is charged.  If that does not convinco tho jury,  I shall show that ho was insane  when ho committed it. If that fails,  I shall prove an alibi,"  Insurance Canvassen���������"Does our  company pay promptly, ma'am? Wliy  the othor day a man who had insured himself with ks against accident foil from tho roof of a house,  and ns hc passed tho third-storey  window a cheque was handed to  him for the full amount of the  policy!"  Five minutes after the collision the  magnificent ship and nearly 300 of  her crew were out of sight beneath  thc waves.  But what a warship in the hands  of rash and indifl'ercntly-trained men  may bo made to do was shown a  quarter of a century ago when a  powerful Spanish insurgent forco  seized the importamt dockyard of  Carthagona, along with several fino  ironclads. In the bay outside tlie  town was a pretty strong Government squadron, which, however, instcad of attempting to forco a way  into Carthagona Harbor, sensibly  waitod outside for something to turn  up. And something did turn up, for  one of the finest of the insurgent  warships, the Vitoria, was one morning seen steaming serenely towards  them, nnd 'while the.-Government  crows marvelled if this .was to prove  a ��������� piece of heroic madness, down  came hcr colors with a jerk; sho had  "surrendered: The~astonis"hing���������truth-  Iranspired later, that tho Vitoria  had only come out for an airing, but  so utterly inexperienced were hor so-  called engineers that, try as thoy  might, they could not got the engines  stopped  in   time.  Another stirring passage in this  singular littlo war was some timo  later provided by tho insurgent flagship. This fino vessel wns equipped  wilh a ram, which her officers hadn't  tho heart to use in actual battle,  though  many  ' A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY  presented itself; but ono day she  buried hcr ram into tho armored sldo  of one of hor mates, and down the  latter sank like a stone, drowning  nearly 100 of hor crow.  So rash was the handling of somo  of tho ships in tho Chilian War of  1879 thut thoy wore positively more  dangerous to friend than foo, and  disasters wero frequent. In tho  strangely unequal duel between the  Peruvian ironclad Indcpondcncia and  tho Covadonga, a little Chilian gunboat built of wood, the former for  two hours strove her'harclcst to ram  lier small but slippery foe. Probably some temper was lost in the process, as in hor last attempt the In-  dependencia clean missed her objective, and smashed with such force  inlo a rock that she. couldn't.bo got  off, and fell an easy prey to tho very  enemy, she had despised so much.���������  London  Tit-Bits.  bo done by royal warrant in this  country, but who ever hoard of a  viceregal warratitl In these days  when Canada has made, up her mind  to be n sovereign State and is anxious to be styled a kingdom rather  than tho King's dominion, tho Canadian Governor-General would bo  the merest flgure-head, but for tho  powor of his own personality twid  the accumulated prestigo���������to which ho  succeeds���������of former occupants of tho  viceregal o-JTlce. Rightly used, how-  over, his personality is a great powor  that makes for political righteousness not only in the sphere of do-  mastic politics, but also in the largo  arena of political affairs.  GOVERNOR'S POSITION.  If he gives his full confidence to  tho mon in power, who are styled, as  a courtesy to him, his political advisers, and at the samo timo keeps on  friendly terms with the Opposition  loaders, ho i.s in a fair way to uso  his personal influence rightly. It  would appear at first sight almost  impossible to be on friendly terms  with two warring factions, morc especially in Canada,where parly feeling  is better in inverse proportion to tho  dwindling itmportnnco of party issues.  But Queen Victoria and his Majesty  King Edward have given remarkable  object-lessons in tliis most difficult  business, and not only Lord Minto,  but his predecessors have proved  themselves apt pupils. One and nil  havo dono much to reconcile tho  forces of the "Ins" and tho "Outs,"  to purge Canadian politics of its biU  tcrncss, and to prevent tho spread  of political corruption by megnis of  their  moral   influence.  IMPERIAL FEDERATION.  To-day ovcrybody has his pet schomo  for realizing the ideal of Imperial  Federation. Nine in ten of those who  speak or write on the subject seriously believe that it is necessary to create some sort of a brand-new constitutional-machine. Each man evolves  an Imperial Committee out of his  own inner consuiousness, describes it  at length, and thinks ho has produced a Constitution for the-Empire.  Meanwhile they cannot understand,  just because they lack tho imatcina-  tion that interprets facts, that tho  required organism is actually in being.  Already tho various self-governing  colonies havo agents or representatives of thoir Governments in London. In one case that agent is also  a member of the Imperial Parliament;  it-would be no b.'oach of British constitutional practico to mako him a  Cabinet** Minis ter.  COLONIAL REPRESENTATION.  If steps were takon to give tho official representatives of the other  self-governing colonies seats in tho  House of Lords and to bring them  together on occasion, the Colonial  Governments would . bo adequately  represented at Westminster. Tho  Governors of the various colonies  would be stationed abroad to discuss any matter of importance to  the Empire at largo, the Colonial  Priimo Ministers would arrive at this  or that decision, with or against  their advice, nnd their agent-generals or High Commissioners would bo  informed  of  tho result.  In thc future, whon thc existing  machinery is elaborated and improved in ��������� this way, perhaps the Governors would be appointed as arc tho  great officers of State.  GOVERNOR  AS  MEDIATOR.  _. The .point_to_r.cTnomber_Js_that_it.is   now necessary to bring people into a  single "tnlking-shep" in order to get  business done. It would bo easier to  put businoss tlirough without a now  "talking-shop." A telegram goes  ovcr land and under sea and thero  you aro. It requires a little imagination to grasp tho moaning of this  fact in its application to the qucs������  tion of an Imperial Council. One*  it is grasped it will bo scon that tho  ^Canadian Governor-Generals will bo  thctmediator between the British nnd  Colonial Governments���������as. indeed, is  already the case���������and thnt. without  their assistance, the fmpcrial Council of the future would be an ineffective body.   -��������� '���������   LAND OF MUCH PROMISE.  -4-  "Our old friend Sanith has made  quite a name for himself since ho  camo in for his uncle's money." "I  hadn't heard of it." "Oh, yes! He  calls himsolf  'Smyihe'  now."  Mrs. Ntirox���������"What book can I get  lhat will fit me to enter the best  society?" Mrs. Blusox���������"Have you  tried tho chock book?"  Argentina has an area of 1,120.000  squaro miles. This area, except a  very small iio'rtion, is located in tha  south temperate stone, and in it aro  345.000,000 acres of arable and 233,-  000,000 acres of pastoral land, and  yet only 21,000,000 acres are under  cultivation. Hundreds of Individual  men in every state or province own  each'from 75 to 300? square miles of .  land. It is strictly stilted lo whilo  labor. In thia vast extent, however,  there are as yet only 5,000,000 inhabitants, while it can easily support 75,000,000 peoplo, 100,000,000  cattlo and 300,000,000 sheep. Buenos  Ayrcs, the capital, is one of the most  prosperous and beautiful cities in tho  world, and has a population of nearly 1,000.000. Neither in this city  nor in the interior is there any considerable Indian or negro element,  such' as is found in other South American countries. Tha population is  99 ,*cr cent, of white extraction.  ��������� -+���������.   Tbe use of suction appantus for  household cleaning is now general in  Loudon,   New  York,   and   Paris.  ���������IHBi^HHHiHilKHIl_M__l TrVr������___i_^ff_i__iift__  *i^iiT������i_M__iai'ili'f_?!i  MASON & RISCH  PIANOS  Thirty Years Before  the Public-  Twelve Thousand in  Actual Use.  Thev are lhe product of money, brains and experience-���������substantial Pianos fur people who buy, but one instrument in a  lifetime.   Thev look  well,  sound well  and  wear well.    \et  with all theii-goodness they are sold at u reasonable price on  o*i������*v terms. A curd wilh vour liimie and address will bring  vou' our illustrated catalogue and un explanation ot our-easy  time system of payments, of which you may avail yourself, no  matter where you live.  &    RISCH    PIANO   CO.,   LTD.  KING STREET WEST, TORONTO, ON   .  MASON  3  J. Macleod, Agent, Second Street  Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  Published   everv  Thursday.     Subscription  S-  per year.   Ailvertlsiiijr mtcs on application.  *: Changes of advertisements must lie in liefuro  noon on Wediie.il.iy tu insuie insertion,  .loli Pnniine in all it*, branches iiroiiiptlj-ami  neatly executed.  Thl-usday, Fed. 10, 1905.  PROVINCIAL  LEGISLATURE  to the whole province.  The past year has, on the whole,  been a favorable one for the agricultural interests. There has been* a  considerable influx of settlers, nnd  tliere is a prospect that the area of  cultivated land will be largely increns-'  ed within thc next few years, particularly in the districts suitable for  fruit raising.  Measures will be submitted to you  amending the "Supreme Court Act,"'  the "County Courts Act," the "Public  Schools Act," and the "Game Protection Act, 1S9S."  The estimates for the ensuing year  ��������� ii { which will be submitted to you, have  Opening of the Second Session j b���������" prepared with due consideration  ,     .       _,,_,. .    .     to economy, compatible with efficiency  of the   Tenth  Parliament  in .    .,       ,...,.       . .   .,  I in   the   iidmiinstr.ilion of  provincial  Victoria ��������� The Speech from j nir.iiis.  the Throne. i    1 trust your deliberations will lesult  tS.iii s.H<ii6rat hiiii li.sjf iM iav i&M  bL'iilj>: f)li������iilj_ul: In tih'i ot the i-etii-Ss-  es explored weird found the mummified  bodies of two human beings, now  resembling dried leather. The outlines of the forms are plainly discernible, though apparently shrunken to  half their life size.  "The discovery of this cave was  made by prospectors for coal or gold,  and was then partially explored by n  party of Canadian engineers, who  mndo measurements. An exploration  pmIy is now being formed tn systematically traverse tlio entiie cave and  gather such information ns it may.  Inquiry among thc native Indians  who have lived in this vicinity for  generations reveals the fact that the  existence of this cave, has been unknown to them."  SCANDALOUS  EXPOSURES  The  usual  ceremonies   marked tbe  opening of the Legislature at  Victoria I  last Thursday afternoon.  Lieut.-Gov. Sir Henri Joly read the  speech from the throne, as follows :  JMr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the  Legislative Assembly :  In meeting you at the commencement of the Second Session of the  tenth parliament of British Columbia,  it is a source of much satisfaction to  know that general prosperity prevails  throughout the province.  I am glad to be able to inform you  that the measures taken by you last  session have done much towards placing the finance-* of the piovince on a  sound l.usU. and thai for the fiist time  in many years the public accounts  show a balance of revenue over ex*  pendituic.  In order to a*.ceitain whether thc  present system of taxation bears  cfliiitalily and evenly on all classes of  laxp.-iyuis, 1 appointed a commission  to inquire into the matter, aud the  repot t of lhc inquiry will be laid  before you.  The .subject of the financial relations-  of the province and lhe Dominion has  had ihe -serious consideration of my  govt-rnment, and a memorial hns been  presented to the Dominion government showing the strong grounds  that exist for a recognition nf tin*  claims of British Columbia for better  terms.  The extensive works undertaken  .some years ago for the protection of  tlie lands in the valley of the "Fraser.  river liaving been completed, although  in some instances, at a greater cost  than originally estimated, the necessity of arriving at a final settlement  with the owners of the lands affected  .suggests that tlie matter should receive consideration during the present  session.  There is no doubt that the development of sections of the province, rich | ocilin  in  promoting  the welfare of the people of the province.  BICCEST CAVE  IN THE WORLD  Situated near Revelstoke���������-Said  to Rival the Kentucky Wonder in Beauty and Mystery���������  An Underground River.  The mammoth cave discovered recently by Mr. Charles Deutsclunan  near Kevelstoke, and particulars c.f  wliich were published in the Herald  of Dec. 22nd. is creating considerable  excitement throughout Canada and  the United States, and numerous  communication'- have been received  asking for.further information, photographs etc. The following somewhat  T?"*cagg"efato<l~"descript;ion~of��������� the���������big-  cave appealed in the New York Tribune iind Toronto  Globe of Feb. Cth :  "A. wonderful subterranean excavation, believed to rival lhe mammoth  cave of Kentucky, has been discoveied  in the Canadian Northwest, and it is  believed to bo the largest cave yet  found in the world. The cave is neiir  ftnvelstnke. I"iiit.i.**h Columbia, within  two miles of the Canadian Pacific  Railway, in a countrj- wliich wtis  thought to have been thoroughly  explored by those living near.  " It has four entrances, nnd its  length i.s two miles and its width Is  nearly half a mile. It has a depth in  some places of over two thousand  foet. It, is studded with millions of  brilliant crystal and colored stalactite,  ranging from colorless, pink, red and  brown to purple, which hang from the  top and sides in clusters resembling  icicles. Beautiful colored columns six  inches in diameter reach from floor to  in natural resources, cannot be effected without au extension of our railway system, and my government has  under advisement methods by whicli  transportation facilities can be secured  for these districts without placing  undue bin dens on the provincial  exchequer.  Itis satisfactory to know that the  mining industry is entering on a  period of greater activity, the effect  of which cannot fail to be of benefit  "The formation is blue limestone,  and the cave has probably been formed  through the action of water, for far  down in thejlepths of the abyss in the  centre of the cave can be heard the  rushing waters of a mighty subterranean river, whose source or outlet  i.s yet a mystery.  "Tliere are evidences that this cave  had been inhabited by Indians of an  ancient race. Old stone weapons,  tools and bones  are lying around in  By Quebec Liberals ��������� Premier  Parent entered Politics Poor  and is now Enjoying an Opulent Fortune.  Quetikc, Feb. 11.���������An interesting  development in the Liberal fight today was the filing of pleas by Senators  Choquetlc and Legris in the actions  for damages brought against them by  Premier Parent. The documents contain vigorous attacks on the premier.  Senator Choquette, in his plea, admits  the writing and publication of the  letters compliiii.ed of, but declares  that the statements -in his letters are  true, and that he wtis forced to publish them in the interests of his party,  which plaintiff betrayed through personal intere-t to secure the election of  candidates to support a policy contrary to public interest.  As a special plea the Senator adds  that since his resignation as a judge to  enter the senate he had taken part in  politics at the request of Sir Wilfrid  Laurier and plaintiffs for the interest  of plaintiff and members of Premier  Parent's family. " " Further, Uie plea  alleges lhat defendant at the time of  his resignation received assurance that  plaintiff would resign the premiership,  otherwise defendant would never have  supported him. He believes him unworthy and incapable of being prime  minister. The plea adds, that instead  of resigning, plaintiff brought on in a  scandalous manner a dissolution of the  house, in the absence of his leadin  colleagues, that defendant represented  to the leaders of his party and to certain colleagues of plaintiff that such  dissolution was clearly scandalous and  brought on by plaintiff with the object  of clinging to power and taking ad  vantage of the crushing defeat of the  Conservative party. Notwithstanding  tbis, [defendant fought for plaintiff,  although he knew that the Premier  had betrayed some of his friends.  The plea goes on to say that the  plaintiff is a public liar, having de-  iSuvtr(l-Ieading���������cili'/en*_-interested-in  the trans-Canada mil wny enterprise  as well as those who objected to the  grant to tbe Ross rifle factory, and  having denied receiving a report from  Hon. G. F. Stephens, when a letter  acknowledging such report wns signed  by Premier Parent himself since plaintiff had been prime minister; the plea  adds, he has used his position ns  premier and mayor to further his own  personal affairs, and hns given lucrative positions lo Conservatives and  even supported Conservative candidates to the detriment of good Liberals. The Senator charges that the  Premier's statement that he retains  power at the request of Sir Wilfrid  Laurier is false, and further that  through his lack of controlling of  accounts of limit holders, immense  sums are lost to the province. He  also charges that in the sales of crown  lands, the Premier unduly favors hia  friends.  The Senator accuses the Premier of  other various acts of atrocious nepotism, notably in confiding the Ottawa  crown land agency to relatives who  have enriched themselves therein, as  well as thc plaintiff himself.  Senator Logrlti, in his plea pleads  the truth of tho charges; that he made  them in good foilh, and that they are  in thc public interest, and further that  the plaintiff has publicly declared  that thc charges meant nothing, wero  not specific, and did not affect him iu  tli������ ItUUii The- iiliu! n'-.tis fcliitt )il"lm  tit? how takes uctioii hi it desi^tiite  effort to cling a liitli. longer to the  reins of power, and because of threats  of expulsion hy hi.s supporters. Tho  plea states that it i.s a notorious fact  tlint plaintiff entered politics very  poor, and now enjoys an opulent fortune, that he has been guilty of shameful nepotism in his administration,  notably by giving the leading limber  agency to his two brothers-in-law,  who, from the poor men thnt they  were on assuming the position, have  grown rich; that afler liaving one of  them elected ns his supporter, the  hitter's minor son was given the timber agency.  Want Free Lumber,  At the annual meeting of the Manitoba Grain Growers' Association held  in Biandon last week the following  resolution was passed urging thc government to place lumber on the free  list:'  "Whereas, the lumber manufacturers are endeavoring to have a duty  imposed on rough lumber in order to  facilitate the possibility of increasing  the price of that commodity, and  "Whereas, we believe the present  price of all kinds of lumber sold in  Manitoba is already excessive, placing  it beyond the reach of the average  settler to decently, much less, comfortably, house himself and his stock,  which is a. great hardship to the  thousands of new 'settlors coining into  this prairie country, where building  material is so scarce, thereby retarding the progress of this otherwise  magnificent country;  "Therefore, be it resolved that this  convention here assembled do respectfully urge your government to not  only continue.-rough lumber on "the  fiee list but also to remove the present  duty on all other lumber."  K. OF PJJQTICE  All members *iot the Knights of  Pythias Lodge are requested to attend  tlieir regular meeting on February 22.  Business of importance" will be discussed.  J. B. SCOTT, C.C.  s. Mcdonald, k. of 11. & s.  Tenders Wanted  Tenders win ut* 'received oy tne' undersigned  until fs p.m. of the Ititli iust. for alterations and  additions to Ml.**. Lee's store building on Mackenzie Avenue. Plans~and .specifications can be seen  ns the residence of tlie undersigned on and after  noon of tlte llth iu^t.  W. E. MCLAUGHLIN. .  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given,that thirty days after  date 1 intend to apply to the Chiel Commissioner o������ Lands and Works for special licences  *o cut and carrv away timber from thc following described lands in West Kootenay district:  1 Commencingat a post marked "C. F.  Lindmark's eorner post," and planted half a  mile from south bank of Big Eddy creek about  two mllee and a quarter from Columbia river,  tbence soutii SO chains, thenee west SO chains,  thence north 80 chains, tbence cast 80 cbains  to pointof commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "C. F.  Lindmark's corner post." planted on the south  bankof Big Eddy oreek, about two miles and a  half from Columbia river, thence south 40  chains, thence west 160 cbains. thenee north  .0 chains, thence east 160 ehainsto pointof  commencement.  3 Commencini; at a post marked "C. F.  Lindmark's corner post," planted about ten  chains from sooth bank of Itig Eddy creek  about half a mile from the Columbia river,  thence 40 chains south, thence 1U0 chains  nest, tlience .0 chain.s north, tlience 1C0 ehuins  ea^t to pointof commencement.  4. Commencing at a post planted about  three-quarters of a mile from Mock creek and  one mile and a half from the we*<t bank of the  Columbia river and marked "C.F. Lindmark's  corner post," ihence west lfiO chains, tbence  north 40 chains. Ihence east llii) chains, tlience  sonth 40 chains lo point of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of January, 1905.   __=_=-.________==j;. II A:S,____.J___\DM A R K. ___  1. Commencing at a post marked "Revelstoke Lumber Co's north cast corner post," on  wesi bank of Colum Ma river, opposite six  mile bar, thence running south SO chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence 'cast 80 cbains to the pointof commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "Revel-  stoke Lumber Co's north westcorner post," on  west bank ot Columbia river opposite six mile  bar, running-south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west 80  ehainsto point of commencement.  Pated this 17th day of January, 191*5.  RKVKLSTOKE LUMBER CO. LID.  XOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that CO days alter  date! intend 'o apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and works for r.nni������8lon to  purchase the following described lands in thc  District of West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted on the east  side of the arrowhead BrancK, about two  miles west of station at Arrowhead, and mark-  ed "W. f*. Ogilvle's south west corner nost,"  thenee east 40 chains, tbence north 40 eliains,  thenee ������*cit 40 chains, thence uouth 40 chains  to pointof commencement.  Ps ted 23rd day of Jan nary, 1906.  W. F. OClLVfJ..  UCJSAfc  JOHN MANNING SCOTT,  Barrister, Solicitor* Etc.  First Street        - *. Revelstoke, 1). C.  _.._. ....--j.. ���������������������������������������������v-r-*.---"v^y*-^-ft.���������*���������������������������-,���������?-^  %m*^^  ���������a****- "*  JJAUVEY, M'CAKTE!"**. ,!_ PINKHAM  Barristers, Solicitors, Eto.  Solicitors forlinperiul Hunk of Canadn,  Company funds In loan niS percent.  Fikst STiti'.i-T, Kevelstoke 11, ti.  11.'I      S. CAYLEY  Hnrrister ami .Sulicilm*.  Ol'TICH���������Corner First Stieet and linylo  Avenue, Hevelntnlio,  II. ti.  ���������an**-**-  FOR YOUR EYES  SOCIETIES.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE No. 105S.  Regular meetings arc held In the  Oddfellows Hull on the Third Friday ofcneli month, am p in. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially Invited  .I.A. ACUKSON, \V. M.  K. J. TAGUERT, Rec.-Soc.  KOOTENAY STAR, 1$. B. P.  Meets on  First Tuesday of every month, In  1. O. O. F. Hull.  .   j'. ACHESON. W. P.  U. J. TAGUEKT, KEO.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of  P.,  No. 2G, Revelstoke, B. C.  MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY  In Oddfellows' Hall at 8  o'clock Vitltlng Knights are  cordially invited.  J. 11. SCOTT,  C. C.  STEWAUT MCDONALD, K. Of lt. iV; S.  11. A. BROWN, M. of F.  Camp Mountain View, C. W. 0. W.  Meets ill Selkirk Hall every Second and  Fourth Fridavof each month at 8 p. in. Visiting Choppers cordially invited to attend.  F. H. BOURNE, Con. Com.  It. Vi. EDWARDS, Clerk.  To went' good glasses. To those who hnve to wovlc  niul feel thnt theii' eyes nro continually itching  l'ro'ii Unit cntiHi* should wear n ���������mil1. The trouble is  llnil. tlie majority of peoiilc-do* not know .tjiiit the  rigiit. ������l.*iN>.(is will give lliitt needed vest.  XVE WILL EXAMINE "YOUH EYES FHEI3 OF  OHAltGE, unci if you feel Unit, you nre justified _in  wi'.Mi'ing glasses we can lit you. A large utiuntity  ithvnyi' in stock.  WATCHMAKER,  AND OPTICIAN  DON'T SUFFER  ANY LONGER  Save Your  EYES  ������J. GUY BARBER,   -   Jewel Ber, Optician  Dr.   Morrison  DKKTIS'J.'  Office Ovor Bews' Drug Store, Mackenzie Avo.  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  ANIMALS  DEER   HEADS,    BIRDS,  r  * MOUNTED.  REVELSTOKE,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  CONVEYANCING NOTARIES PUBLIC  AGENTS FOR [ C* PR"  Townsite Mara Townsite  Gerrard Townsite.  .n���������XTn,p ,-,^-r-. f Fire and   Life   Insurance   Companies���������  AGENTS lHOR- ,������,.,,    ^  1 only Reliable Ones.  AGENTS FOR���������Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation  COAL MERCHANT���������Comox.     C.  P.  R.  Hard Coal  First Street,  Op. Macdonald & Monteith's  B. C  NOTIOE.  Notice is hereby given tluit 30 days aflor date I  intend to make application to the Chief Comniis*  sinner of Lamls ,uml Works,for a special licence  to out and cairy away timher from the followiiii?  described lauds .situated in Lillooet District:  1. Commencing at a post marked "Geo. A.  Lammer.s' sonth east comer post" and planted at  a point on tho west bank of Turn Tuin x-nko nb.-mb  one mile above head.of-llmwr__A.lams river, thence  mn tli oo'cnams. liienee west So chains, theuce  soutli 80 chains, thence east 80 chains to the place  of commencement.   Located ftth January, 10o5.  2. Commencing at a post marked "Geo. A.  Lammers' noith west cornor post" and planted at  a point near mouth of "Dudgeon Creek and near  S. Cave's soutii west coiner post ou thu east bank  of Adams river, thence oust 80 chains, theuce  south 80 chains, thencu west 80 chains, theuce  north So ehains to thc place of commencement.  Located loth January, 10o5.  Dated this 15th day of January, lfloS.  GEO. A. LAMMERS.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned  have submitted to the Lieutcnaiit-Governor-iu-  Council a proposal under the provisions of the  Rivers and Streams Act for trie clearing and  removing of obstructions from Half Wny Creek,  West Kootenay, from a point 15 miles from its  month to the point where it empties into Upper  Arrow Lake, and for making the same fit for rafting and driving thereon logs, timber, lumber, rafts  and crafts and for erecting and maintaining booms  for holding, sorting antl delivering logs nnd timber  brought dowu said river ami for attaching booms  to thc shores of said river and said lake for said  purposes.  The lands to be affected by said work are vacant  Crown lands and Lot llUO, Group One, Kootenay  District.  The rate of tolls proposed to be charged are  such as may be fixed by the Judgo of the County  Court of Kootenay.  ARROWHEAD LUMBER COMPANY, Limited.  Dated November ICth, 1904.  WM.   FLEMING,  Wholesale & Retail Meat Merchant.  Fish,ahd Game in Season.  .First Street,   -   Revelstoke. B. C.  REOPENED  REMODELED  NOTICE.  >*ot ico in licreliy piviMi tliat CO days after date T  ii'tumlto apply to tlio Honorable 'Jlie-Clilcf- Com*.  misHionyr of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the folloninpr described lands in the  District of West Kootenny.  Cominencing at a post planted on the south  shore of the North*K[ist Ann of Upper Arrow J.ake  In !_lind Bay ami marked "0. S. McCarter'snortheast corner post," thi'nce south 21) chains, thence  west 40 chains, theuce nort h 20 chains more or less  to the south shore of the North-Kant Arm of Upper  Arrow Lake, thence east 40 chains to tho point of  commencement, containingSO acres more or less.  Dntud this 30th December, 1004.  (1. S. MCCAJITKR.  Palace Restaurant  Two Doors  South of the New Imperial   Bank  Promises  formerly occupied by Union Restaurant.  Mrs. McKitrick, Manageress.  Open at all liours.  Meal Tickets issued.  Short Orders tastefully served.  Rates Moderate.  PrBURHS tt CO'Yt  NOTICE.  Xotice Is hereby Riven that W) dnys after  datel Iniend io apply to the Chief Commls.  sioner of Landa and Works forpermloalon to  pnrr'hase 'he following (lenerlbc^ Iniidn In lho  l.lslrlctof West Kootenayj  (*������ mrnenelnx ata* post planted on theeast  side of thn Arrowhead Branch about IJ^ miles  west of Arrowhead fltatlon, and marked "O  S >'e arter's sooth west corner post,'' Ihence  cast 40 chains, tlicnro north 40 ehuins, thenee  west 10 chslns. Ihence noutn40 chains to point  of commencement.  Dated 28rd day of January, l<J0.r>.  0. 8. McCARTER.  NOT f OK.  Notice Is hereby Riven thnt 00 days after  dnle I Intend lo apply to the Chief Commissioner ol I.nnds and Works for permission to  purchase Ihe loi lowing described landsin tho  distriet of \Vi.nt Kootonny:  ("ominciu'liiK "t a post planted on theeast*  side of tbo Arrowhead .Iranch, about 2J.in.llcs  west ol Arrowhead slntlon nnd marked "A.  JoIiiimih'ifimiiIi west corner post," thenee east  40 ehains, thence north 40 chains, thonco west  40 chains, thonco soutii 40 chains to placo of  commencement.  Dated 8rd day of Kobruary.1900.  ARTHUR JOHNSON.  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby clven that thirty days after  date wu Intend lo apply to lhc llonoranlo the  Chief Comrnls. loner of Lands and Works for  license to cnt and carry away timber from the  fullowluK described lands:���������  CominencinK at a pn_t planted on tbo north  boundary ol Fred -(nhlnson Lumber Company's limit at Mel.apago's s. w. eorner on Ulg  creek, ti. e arm Upper Arrow Lake; their.c  west KO ehnlns; thenee norlh so clinim.; thenee  ca���������.t wi elialnn; thenee sonth 80 chains to point  of commencement. '  EMI'IRK LUJIJiEK COtyl'ANY.  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that thirty days after  dale wo Intend lo apply lo lho Honorable tbe  Ohlef r:n-mnlm_loiior of Lands and Works for  llrenta to cut nnd carry away timber from the  following described lauds:���������  Commenclnit at a post planted at tlie north  west corner of Fred Ilbbinson's Crown*.Grunt  situated on I!Ik oniek.ji. e. arm Upper Arrow  Lake: Ihence south 80 chains; thence west 80  chains; thence north 80 chains; theneu eust  80 chains to pointof commencement.'  KMPIKK LUMBBR COMPANY.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME   BEEF.     PORK.   MLTT0N     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON. ~  CLOTHING  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that thirtv days after  date wc Intend to apply to the Chiel Commissioner ol Lands and Works for ft twenty-one  years' lease to cut aU tlio Umber tributary to  Vivo Milo Crock, In the district of West Kootenay, described as follows:  CommeneliiKat a post, planted at the nortii  east corner of I'elerson's Limit on the bank of  Five Mile Crock, tbence running along both  sides of Five Mile Creek to ft post planted  near west fork of said Five Mile crcok on or  near tho Standard Ilasin trail, thence running  ono milo in each direction (cast and west)  thonco along In a southerly direction to within one milcbf Columbia river, thence back to  Initial post and place of commencement.  Dated this 20th day of January, 1905.  BEVELSTOKE LUMBER CO., LTD.,  Pec E, Schunter, Agent.  .<S0*!!!*r'  Clothing that is good for winter.-  Tliere i.s not much space left in our  Order Book, but just [enough for  particular people who want the BEST*  (.' We guarantee minute accuracy in  mauufactuie, post graduate tailord of  unquestioned skill, masterly designers  of unexampled creative ability ���������all of  these conspire to produce.  Cressman's Ordered Clothing���������  and in themselves form a Society for  the prevention of cruelty to Woolens.  It is logical lo turn for relief to  J. B. CRESSMAN - THE ART TAILOR  British Columbia's Foremost Clothiers  _aBVELSTOKB.   S. CD. ���������"T?** ������������������-���������.-i-j-r^.AiA>m:f-  71���������Af  r^mmm^sMJm^mm^^^&M^^m^m^^s^^Ms^  t-HEStfti TRIBE.  kho Wlldcjt and tluii leroclocu Bnce at  *   *,*���������rf��������� zsw.     ludluu*.  Tho wildest end most feroclcu3  among all living trtbce haa just been,  fct-ought to scientific attention on tUU.  continent  The Serl, a raco of Indians wliosj  homo ls on Tihuroa Island, In tho Gult  of California, are not only the mo3t  primitive savages of North' America,  Imt the most untamed of all living  creatures.  In their development these Indians  ftavo but just reached the Stone Age,  lit cannot be readily believed that thero  Is a people alive today who do not  know the uso of tools or weapons, who  eat raw fish rather than cooked food,  .who have no arts, trades or permanent dwellings, who delight In blood,  and kill every alien in sight Yet this  Is true of the Sert.  Long, long certurles ago, before tho  tiltra-clvlllzed races of today had  forged their flrst weapon, or prepared  their first cooked food, or dreamed o(  humane dealings with each other, they  may havo resembled the Serl., But It  _ nvas all inconceivably long ago.  . As lt Is the world of today is uot tho  fllaoe for the Serl. Thc brutality and  eavagery of these wild men la ln too  startling opposition to the manners  and morals of. the meanest races of thc  earth.  It is not likely that you will ever  tneet a Serl.   But If you do you may  recognize him by this description:  "~~"In  height a giant, towering above  - -he six-foot limit.    Of erect yet easj  carriage, great breadth and depth ol  chest, very slender of limb and pos-  cessing unusually large feet and hands.  His   bodily   activity   can   hardly   bo  equalled on the faco of the earth. Tho  ekln of his feet and lower legs is so  hard and calloused as to resemble tht  hide of a horse or camel, so that he I.'  able to run through cactus thickets so  .thorny as to stop horses and dogs, or  over beds of stones so sharp that the  uvery coyote avoids the trail.  1   A remarkable physiological characteristic of this strange race is that they  do not 6top growing until they are wel)  advanced ln years.    All the younger  men and women are below six feet, tha  Older ones above lt.  It follows from a knowledge of tho  Serl's character tliat the only safe  course to pursue with him is to avoid  9_im altogether. To these savages the  most virtuous of actions is the slaughter of a stranger. They have a hereditary hate and horror of aliens, and consider. It as much a matter of oourse to  kill a stranger as a white man does to  kill a snake.  Tho Serl are cannibals, revelling in  the flesh and blood of the men they  kill, though no outsider has ever been,  present at their feasts.' Their ordinary  food Is raw meat freshly killed.  I A leg of a cow will furnish a-famil*.  IWlth food for some days, and when  anybody happens to be hungry he takes  a chew at it, tearing off the fleish just  as any wild animal might do.   .  "When they  surround  and  captura  torses  or  klne they  never  think  ol  mounting the beasts, or of using ropes,  ���������but immediately break the neck and  ���������''"Jcnoclf-ovit the .brains of the animal, to  jtear the writhing body" into quarters,  ��������� and flee for their lives with the reek*.  .ing   flesh   still   quivering   on   their  Leads and brawny 6houlders.  L" Scores of vaqueros agree In the as**  eertlou  (wholly Incredible if It were  supported   by   fewer  witnesses)   that  even when so burdened the robber Serl  'skim  the * sand ��������� wastes  of the - desert  jmore rapidly than avenging horsemen  .can follow them,  I The Serl boys go out after Jack rab-  Jblts in threes and fours, and catch  Jthem by outwinding them.' When a  rabbit ls started they scatter, one following lt slowly, while the others set  off obliquely in such a manner as to  tfiead it off and keep it in a zigzag  jcouxae until It tires.  ! Then they close in and finally grab  |the animal by'hand, frequently bringing lt ln alive to prove that it was fairly caught, for among theso aborigines  it is deemed discreditable to take game  animals without giving them a chanco  for escape or defense. -They capture  deer also by running, scattering at  [eight of the quarry, gradually sur-  xoundlng it, bewildering it by confronting it at all points, and at length  [closing in aad seizing it- with theic  /lands.  ), The women of the tribe are almost  'as strong and fleet of foot as the men.  IA ranch owner, on starting cut for a  jouraey,_onceJe!ft behind at tlte ranch  among others a Serl matron with a  elck child nearly a year old. In tl >  evening the child got worse, and tho  woman, being alarmed about its condition, took the trail of the absentees  ���������bout dusk ln the hope of getting med-  ilclne trom the senor.  I At dawn next morning she was at Mo-  llno del Bnclnaa, forty-five miles away,  liwith her child and a peace offering in  {the form of a jack rabbit, which sho  tad run down and caught ln the course  pt hrJ- Journey.  ...  .,    ;A Curlon- riilll|iIno Store.  _ The stove Industry in the Philippine  "Islands has made not the least prog**  iress during the last three or four cen-  [turlee. Heating stoves, are practically  >unknown there, and the oookingstovea  are of the most primitive and at the  same time peculiar construction. They  (consist of a large bowl of unglazed.  {Clay, resting upon a foot shaped like a  'smaller bowl turned upside down. Part  jof the upper rim of the large bowl ia  raised and turned upward. At the ends  jof the two flaps are conical projections,  and a third one extends from tha  raised rim, half way between the two  'flaps. These three projections form a  .Test "for tho kettle, which is also made  of burnt clay, and is unglazed. The  fire Is built in the large bowl, and theyt  (being a space of over an inch between  (the kettle and the sides of the bowl,  tbo flames can freely play around the  Ibottom and the sides of the kettle. In  excavating for the foundations of a  new building to be erected by the United States government ln Manila tho  ffiforklngmon found many stoves of tho  Came construction, nnd in tho ruins of  the former city, which was destroyed  ���������!by an earthquake In 1600. The stovo  was brought to Chicago from Manila  (by a United States army surgeon and  presented to tho Art Institute. It  probably ���������will be turned over to the  iHhGHOW'g^SlPASSuUALCO  '^^^m^^^^^^^^f^BJ^^^^^!^^^^^i^m^^^^^^m4  ���������f  Best brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.    Travellers to  Fish Creek will find excellent accommodation at this  .*,   i Hotel.  CHIEF   YOUNG,  Proprietor  Catalnot Making  Upholstering  Picture Framing:  Semi-Anthracite, Soft and  Smithing Coals and Coke  SOFT COAL from these collieries according  to the Government tests, is superior to the best  Pennsylvania bituminous conl, liaving more  thermal units nnd greater evaporating power.  It is an excellent domestic fuel.  A SEMI.ANTHRAOITE coal from one of the  collieries is strongly recommended for furnaces and base burners.  A first class smithing conl Is also mined,  These coals nro-nil high hi cnrbonatid low  in ash and will be found vcry economical at  the prices charged.  ������^^������  lM______i_W__.  mtm  mm  mum  esa  Domestic Coal  per ton  delivered.  $10  Swan Carlson, Agent  Orders left at W. M. Lawrence's hardware  More will receive prom pt attention.  W. J. LICHTBURNE, Manager.  NEWLY BUILT AND FURNISHED  STRICLY FIRST-CLASS  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED  WITH BEST BRANDS  WINES, LIQUORS AND CICARS  ARROWHEAD, - B. C.  John E. Wood,  THE PEOPLE'S  FURNITURE STORE  REVELSTOKE, C. C.  STABLES  Fiist-lass Livery and Feed Stables, Saddle Horses.  Single and Double Rigs  for  Hire  on   Reasonable  Terms.    Turned cut lean and Neat.  Orders   left   here   for    Firewood  Dry Fir, Hemlock and Cedar.  FOR  SALE  promptly    filled.  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & OILMAN  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C.   ; Established 1890  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UHDERTAKEN.  Test" made np to 2,0001bs.  A specially made of checking Smelter  Pulps.  Samples from the Interior by mail or  express promptly attended to.  Correspondence solicited.]  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Wood and Coal  For Sale  The undersigned is prepared to  fill all orders for wood and coal  in future.  Orders to bo left at W. M.  Lawrence's Hardware Store or  with the undersigned.  Swan Carlson  W. M. Brown,   Prop.  v One of the best and '  corhmodious hotels in the  'City^   ."..-...  Free Bus meets all trains-  Hourly Street Car.  Pare IO Cents.  Front Street  THE REVELSTOKE WINE & SPIRIT CO.  LIMITED.  Jas. I. Woodrow  BUTCHER  Retail Dealer irt*-^  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc,  Fish and Game.in Season....  All orders promptly _tl_e(3.  CoiitSeL--rhybmsohb; b.s  HOBSON &  BELL  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  ���������T"       Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $i a day.  Monthly Rale.  J. Albert Stone. ��������� Prop.  HORACE  MAilNti  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 tlie City,.and One  Lot 50 x 100.  A GOOD RANCHE  80 Acres, close lo town, 35 acres of  which can be easily cleared. Suitable for  Hay and Mixed Farming*. Apply for  particulars at HERALD Office.  IMPORTERS  AND WHOLESALE DEALERS.  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HOWSON & CO., FURNITURE DEALERS, EMBALMERS  V^������*'^VAV>^^������^^'*/***.***.^������>������^*������MM/\W*^^^i^**>������^*������/Wy**'*W^  BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS  Fresh and Complete Lino of Groceries!.  a*************************  : FANCY CAKES       1  AND CONFECTIONERY  IS you want the above we can  Hupi'l)' you with anything in tills  lhiL'-l .,  TUY OUR  WIIOM'SOMK  White and Brown Bread  Scones and Burs'"  DancoH anil I'rlvuU' l'arllon Catcreil To.  Full Stuck of Kxcul.uut Cati'llt'H.  A. E.  BENNISON,  Mackenzie Avenue.  Gait Coal!  Is unsurpassed for all domestic purposes. It is clean,  burns to a fine ash, no waste.  You can use it in your wood  burner cook stove with satisfaction, It is much cheaper  than wood. Try a ton and be  .convinced. PRICES ON APPLICATION.  J. C. Hutchison,   -   Agent  UNION HOTEL  FIRST- G_.ASS_.S2_eER_DAY_ HOUSE  Choice Brands of Wlnee, Liquors  and Cigars.  J. LAUCHTON, Prop. J[J.  Wood for Sale.  Having established a pet-iunnent  wood j'ltt'd, tlie citizens can depend on  getting  first class  dry   wood  at  all  tunes.  KOBERT SAMSON.  For Sale  A HOUSE���������Price $2,750. In heart  of city. Can be bought on easy terms.  Apply Herald Ofllce.  For Sale  A House and Two Lots. Close to  Central Hotel. Price $750, $500 down,  balance on easy terms. Apply Her*  ald Office.  WHEN YOU WANT  A RAGK  NIGHT OR DAY  RING  UP  Telephone No. 27  STAND AT UNION HOTEL  J no. M. McCallum  Take Notice  1 Until further notice the Empire  Lumber Company's' steamship Piper  will make only one round trip per day  between Arrowhead, Beaton and  Comaplix.  ' EMPIRE LUMBER CO., LIMITED  J*T ie)ord  Jo the Wise  To the Merchants of Revelstoke and vicinity  don't lose any time in making public your wares  and.the only way in which to display them is by  taking   a   space   in   our   advertising   columns.  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Look over what stationery you  have and see if there is not anything you require.  ORDERS for  Job  turned out promptly.  Printing  Law Forms and Legal Printing a specialty with the Herald  -f  THE REVEISIOKE HERALD  JOB DEPARTMENT  1*1 -^5-^H** ^W^W-^^M*-? >I^M-*W^^������Wf-l *W-f*M-M������M~I-^Wf������l-W!-l  ���������5*  OR  ���������"-^V  A   SECRET   REVEALED  ;-*4-i-^_H*._-_-._**M-M***W^  CHArTKR  VI.  On thc evening Royce had loft  Monk Towers an outcast, his brother, thu Earl ot" Landon, sat in liis  study at his house in Frogmore  Gardens. Everybody   knows   thoso  palatial resiliences. They stand in  thc centre of the now fashiono/blo  dislrict���������������t was a market-garden not  many years since���������and they are, as  the advertisements remark, roploto  with every modem convenience and  luxury.  Tho earl's study was an example of  what such  a  room should be.      The  walls  were,  lined    with, books;  thero  was  a fourfold screen covered     with  maps; a   thick   Persian square occupied the centre of the parquet floor;  a    large   morocco-lined   table    stood  by tho window; the chairs were marvels  of     the  upholsterer's   art;     tho  pictures���������mostly of a religious character���������were India proofs, j  On the table    were  Charity  Socio  *  ties' Reports and bluo books; in tho  big  brass  paper     rack   were  several  religious    newspapers.    In a reading  chair with a revolving seat sat    the  carl,  at the end of the table his private    secretary ���������   Tho   earl  was      a  young man of thirty; tall, thin,  with  a long neck which permitted him to  wear  huge,   upstanding  collars     like  sails.    He was  fair to  insipidity;  his  hair, which he wore rather long, was  the color,    as    Royce bad  once    remarked,  of a gravel path.      He had  no  perceptible  eyebrows,   and  almost  whito eyelashes; and his eyes were of  a faded blue which, when he had the  headache,  became almost white also.  Ife was a very "good" young man;  had     been    one of    these boys    who  "never give their mothers an hour's  anxiety;"   and,   now  that  he  was     a  man.  was a shining light at Exeter  Hall-    Ho was    the chairman of    at  least a -domen charitable associations  and  a  member  of as  mar.y  of those  societies   which  ha*ve   the  promotion  of some fa-d or crochet for their aim  and    object.        He was  a very    bad  speaker���������with . a      lisp���������and yet     his  name was  a safe-draw for  a philanthropic meeting, and when he got on  his     legs      in     the House  of Lords,  whicli he did about twice >in-, tho session,? his     fellow  peers   listened     to  him  with     something  like  attention  and respect.  Xo one could have looked more  "good" this evening1-���������tho evening  when his younger brother, was enjoying himsolf at "Cumberleigh Fair���������  than the Earl of Landon; as. leaning  bock in his we.--pa<klcd morocco  chair, with his fingers joined at tho  tips, ho regarded his secretary with  a gravely bland smile.  "And to-morrow, Mr. JowleV" ho  said in a soft-voice, 'what have I  to do to-morrow?" .  The secretary, a little man with a  dark, haggard face���������the face of a  man overworked and underpaid���������  looked at hia  diary.  "To-morrow, my lord, at two  o'clock, you have to open the new  wing of the Asylum for Decayed  Collar Starohers, at Walh'am Green."  "H'sn, yes. I suppose I shall have  to make a speoch... Have you ' pro-  pared  the sketch,  Mr.   Jowle?"  "Yes, my lord, hero it is," said  the secretary, taking a roll of papers  from his pocket.  "Ladies and Gentlemen: A public  man has many duties to fulfill, but  I know of none which would afford  gToater pleasure than that which I  have boon called on to undertake today. To aid, in however small a  degree, thc eflorts of so praiseworthy  a body as the Clean Collar Starohers of England in their endeavor to  establish     a    charity benefiting    tho  poor  and  needy  of  their  class "  ���������H'm, yes,  tho usual thing, I sup-  "Certainly, tlie outline mofoly,  my lord." Mr. Jowle corrected himself with ix discreet cou|;h; and ho  read tho opening of a finished and  complete speech.  "Thanks.    Yes?   And   then?"  "Y.our     lordship  has to  take     tho  chair at a meeting of the Lost Cats  Society."  "I don't speak there, I think?"  "Yes,  my lord.    Here is the���������ahem  ���������outline.   I havo drawn a picture of  tho  working  man  sitting  beside   his  fireplace with tho kottle and tho cat  singing  togother "  "Very good," said the earl, "vory  appropriate, indeed. I will���������or���������fill  it  in.   Anything  else,  Mr.   Jowle?"  "The meeting of the So'ciety for  tho Investigation of Apparitions���������  but that's to-night, my lord���������at  midnight."-  "I am afraid I must forego tho  pleasure of attending tho apparition  Society's meeting, Mr. .lowle. Uo  kind enough to writo an excuse. You  can say that I am suffering from a  sovoro cold."  "Yes, my lord," said the patient  secretary, and ho rapidly wrote tho  required note. "That is all, my  lord," ho said; then as he arose he  looked up timidly at the great philanthropist, aud, clearing his throat,  said: "I am sorry to troublo your  lordship, but my quarter's salary  was duo a week ago, and���������I'vo a sick  wife  and   four  children,    my  lord���������if  you would kindly. "  "Really, Mr. .lowle, this���������cr���������request is���������er���������most unusual, and���������or���������  serious; if 1 may say so, it displays,  a want of taste and delicacy,."on you  part. I am afraid you must have  grown extravagant. Your salary of  sixty pounds a year should be ample  to keep you and enable you to put  money by. Thrift, thrift, Mr. Jowle  is the first duty ot n man with a  family; nnd you should always���������always, remember���������ha.ve money in  hand. I was not aware your salary  was due. Mention it to-morrow,  please. It is too late to-night tc  get a chock- cashed, or I would give  you one. Good-night, Mr. Jowle,  good-night."  The unfortunate secretary gathered  his papers togother and trudged off  to his sick wife and four children,  and the 1-larl of Landon taking up  his "outlines"���������they woro all complete and finished speeches���������commenced to got them off-by heart.  .. lie .worked., very . hard ..at-his lesson���������as hard as an actor who has  so many "lengths" of his part lo  commit to memory���������for a couple of  hours pacing up arjd down the luxurious room; but toward the end of  that timo my lord grew restless.  His fair face drew into wrinkles of  impatience, his two light blue eyes  became wistful, and his thin, whito  hands lost their placidity and twined  together; and as the exquisitely  carved clock on the mantelshelf  struck eleven he startod and tugged  at his long, fair hair.  Then, as the last stroke sounded,  he dropped on tho table the manuscript of ono of the speeches which  the secretary had composed, and  ascended tho thickly-carpeted stairs  to   his   dressing-room.  His valet was busy���������he had been  reading ii novel a momont before���������  brushing his master's clothes, but  Lord Landon dismissed him.  "I shall not want you to-night,  Perkins," he said. "Pray do r.ot  sit up."  Mr. Perkins bowed and disappeared, and tho earl sank into a chair  as  if he  were bent  upon  meditating!  niont usod by actors, and by tho aid  of tlicsc and the wig the Earl of  Landon disguised himsolf so completely that it may safoly bo said  that his own mother would not have  known him. Ho exchanged tho sober dress-coat for a rakish covert-  coat, and turning tho collar up, ho  stole out of tho room and down tho  stairs of his own houeo liko a thief.  A handsome cab waa crawling  along, and he bailed it and got in.  "Drive mo to Regent Circus," ho  said.  Tho cabman whipped up tho tired  horso and reached the circus, and  the Karl uf Landon got out, paid his  fare, and, aftor glancing to right  and left cautiously, walked quickly  down  a sido street.  Ho stopped outsido an ordinary  tobacco shop. Its door was closed  and ita shutters woro up; but he  knocked with his knuckles at the  door, and a tall, soldiorly-looking  man opened it.  "Who's there?" he asked.  "AU right, it's I, Scotty," said  tho Earl, and tho man opened tho  door just wido enough for the earl  to enter. The shop was in appearance just like tho othor thousand  and ono tobacconists in London; but  the oarl, liTting the counter" flap,  passed behind the counter into a  long passage and, traversing this,  reached a long room fairly filled  with mon and women. The men  were, most of tliem, in evening dress,  tho womon elaborately attired; and  they were gathered in groups around  green tables, upon which stood cards  and  bottles,   of wino and     glasses.  In a word, it was one of London's  "silver bells," filled with gamblers,  male and female. .,    ������  Tho Earl of Landon, nodding to  one and another as if they were old  acquaintances, made his ,way to a  table, and sitting down joined in  tho game.  At first he was cool and cautious,  but as tiio game proceeded���������it was  baccarat���������his face grow flushed, and  his thin lips tremulous; the voice to  whicli the audiences at Exeter -Hall  had listened with such edification  grew thick and hus/ky, and his  hands as thoy dealt the cards shook  liko an aspen loaf.   . J  He  playod  all     through  the  night j  and tho small hours of the morning, |  drinking  the poor  champagne,     and  smoking  the  poorer     cigars;    played  with    that      intense  absorption      of  which only the born gamblor is capable.      Some  men  are  cursed     with  a  love  of  drink,   some  with  a  for th6 cards    and the  dice.  mour,  Earl  KEEPING  A1TLES.  Many conditions, aside from varietal characteristics influence tho  keeping qualities of apples among  which aro tlm soil of tho orchard,  whether it bo sod or cultivated,  weather of growing season, especially tho latter part of it, presence or  absoncc of fungi, degree of coloration of fruit, sizo, ripeness, manner  of handling, and kind of storage.  Baldwins grown on sandy or  gravelly soil ripen earlier, must bo  picked earlier, and have a higher  color than thoso grown on clay, but  they do not keep so woll. Apples  grown in sod  attain  a higher  The Most Economical and Profitable Form  to Buy Tea in is to Use Only  Ceylon Tea. Guaranteed to be absolutely Puro and Incomparable  value. Black, Mixed or GREEN. Sold only in sealed lead packets. By all grocors. Received tho gold medal and highest award  at St. Louis.  and keop longer than those grown  under clean culture Ordinarily, apples keop better when the season has  been dry, rather than ,wet, and whon  tho month of October has boen cool  rather than warm,. Tlie character of  tho weather has much to do with the  next factor, presenco of fungi, for a  Warm, moist season is favorable to  nearly all tho fungous diseases of tho  apple, and a scabby apple or one infected with any of the rots is a very  poor investment for the storage man.  Indeed, only prima fruit ordinarily  should bo stored, for number two  fruit     not   only    yields  small   profit  two trees having tho same form, so,  after all,  it is a matter for the best  judgment of tho fruit grower ancl ef-  color jficioncy can only come through prac  tical experience and closo study.  MILK VS.  BEEP PRODUCTION.  The question has often been raised  whether a pound of buttcr fat can  bo produced from tho sauno feed that  will produce its equivalont in price  of beef in a good stoor of the beef  type. I>airy mon contend that it  can, somo beof men that it cannot.  Let us consult tho findings ot  Lawos and Gilbert on the question.  Theso ablest of experimenters, who  have spent their lives at suck work.  RUNNING THE BLOCKADE  IT      IS      A     PROFITABLE  RISKY  BUSINESS.  BUT  How Shipowners Elude the Japs���������>  British  Firm's  Big  Shipmonts.  Running the blockndo is a hazardous game. But it is in full blast in  tho Par East, and many a vessel has  got safoly inti* port, and many a  smart ship's.company has dodged tho  Japanese or the Russians, as tho  case may bo, and pocketed a handsome    bonus.     The shipowners  havo  and in some cases many years at    a  servod  boUl  sides  impartially.'  single  experiment,   havo recorded  re-  from storage, but it hurts tho sale [suits a.s authoritative as any known  of number one fruit. Overgrown spe-1 investigations. They find that the  cimons do not keop so well as fruit j fattening steer, gaining 15 pounds  of ordinary sizo.   Well-colored     fruit | weekly,  yields     1.13  pounds  of     ni-  usually keeps best, but it should not  bo allowed to remain on the tree so  long for thc sake of color that it  suffers in firmness. For cold storage, fruit should not bo so ripe or  highly colored as is best for ordinary storage. Greenings aro said to  hold best in cold storage when the  bloom will rub off, leaving the skin  smooth and shiny, and the same rule  applies less markedly  to Baldwins.  Methods of harvesting, packing and  handling in transportation have the  greatest influence on keeping quality. Handlers of apples sometimes  roll barrels of fruit, allowing them  to strike against other barrels. This  rough handling may bruise the fruit  almost  to  tho middlo  of the barrel.  lovo!But some    varieties are more easily  Sey-I injured by rough handling than   aro  of Landon was afflicted j others.   Northern    Spy is  one of  the  in  the  latter  way.      Where  he     had | easiest  to  bruise,     and barrels     aro  got   his     passion  from   ono     cannot-' often  found  to  go   down  in  storage  "'early on this account. Tolman Sweet  tell. His father, tho general,' had  never played anything but whist,  and nover for -more than shilling  points; but the taint in Seymour's  blood had come down slowly but  surely from some gambling ancestor,  travelling like a root underground,  to spring up like an upas tree.  Now ho might have played at his  club openly, and liko other men addicted to the vice; but then ho could  not havo boen. chairman- ot? tbe���������Decayed Collar Starchers Society, etc.,  etc.; and Lord Landon was weak and  vain, as well us vicious. He wanted  to.servo   the     god  of respectability  and Yellow Bel llio wer arc very? sensitive to rough handling.  Most storage men believe that apples should, go into storage as soon  as picked. Others believe that with  some varieties it may be woll" to allow the fruit to lie on straw on the  ground for two or three weeks to  secure higher color. If-any disease  be present, the "sooner*, fruit' is put  into  refrigeration the better.    *        "''  With* varieties that ripen vory unevenly, 1 ike Mcintosh, Oldenburg and  Fall Pippin, it is probably best to  make two or three pickings, so that  and Mammon at the same time, and ���������  the "silver bell" in the side street:frult of fairly uniform ripeness may  off Regent Street enabled him to do.!be stored. It. is impossible to givo  Scarcely a night passed but he stole!'" any brief way the differences which  out of his     house like a thief,    and > mark varieties,  so  that topic is not  indulged his craving for the excitement of tho gambling'table.  *.' To-night the cards had gone  against him with a steady persistence which almost drove him nad;  he ������lovod to win for winning's sake,  generally, but to-night he was par-  ticularlarly    anxious      that  discussed here.  : RULES  FOR PRUNING.  Perhaps  the most  important  thing  is  to  observe     the manner  in whicli  the fruit is borne.    For instance,  an  fortune',**-PP'c .or. pear  treo  bears   its     fruit  should smile on him. for he had had!mostly on fruit-spurs, and so would  a run of bad luck lately? and money;'not be pruned in the same way as a  was      getting     scarce. Your  born', peach,   which   bears   its   fruit      only  gambler can never leave off; let    thejon  the  last     season's   growth.:       A  luck     be  as  bad   as   it   may,     while; quince  tree,   which  produces  its  fruit  there is  a penny in  his  pockf-.t.     and Son  the tips   of  thc growth  made  the  Seymour  sat  at  the  table until his [present  season,   would  naturally    bo  last  banknote  had   gone. i pruned  different  from  either  an    ap-  Tho rays of the sun were f.lling tho 1 pio or peach tree.    Likewise the cor-  East with a goldon light as he walk-jrcct pruning of grapes  is based     on  ed  up  Regent Street with  his     hag-' the fact that  the shoots  of tho pre-  gard     faco bent    over  his  turned-up"aent scason produce this year's crop.  collar, and his hat pressed  well over:-yna samo principle in pruning   holds  Pc*x*^t--8aid-the=earUblandly,__takingJ aii'Lstcali^  the sketch. "It is not too long, I  hop**'.'"  "No, my lord; halt an hour," said  the '.'.cary secretary.  "After you leave tho Collar  Sturchers you havo to dine with tho  Indigent Umbrella Frame Makers  Soci'ty.    I have your speech."  "The outlico you mean, Mr.  Jowle?"  on the various works of charity for | his brow, and he looked around ner-. lrue throughout the wholo list of  which he was engaged on the to-jvously. for he was later than usual, j fr,jus���������that is, the manner in which  morrow;    but   presently    he  got  up, ! and several  persons   were about    the: the  frllit is  i,orliQ  governs  the man-  1   '--���������    and     tho  policeman   glanced ;ner  of  pruninK.  rat^hti._-ciirio*_u-s,y-^  was (Slight  stagger  as  it  he   were a roys-1...   fp^'a*^   the  fruit  that  all  dead  branches should  be removed and tho  (tops of  the trees  be kept sufficiently  open  to admit an abundance of sunlight  for  the  coloring  of  the    fruit.  listening intently.  Thon,   as  if  assured  that  all  quiet,  he wont to  his  wardrobe,  locked a drawer at tho bottom with  a littlo key, and took out a box.  From  this box he lifted a wig    of  gray hair.    It; war.  an elaborate and  trogenous substance, or lean moat  free of water, while tho dairy cow  in tho same time yielding 10 quarts  of milk daily, returns in this milk  6.6 pounds of nitrogenous substance,  or six times as much. Again, tho ox  would store .22 pounds of mineral  matter while the cow would secrete  1.35 pounds, over six times as much.  The steer would gain 9.53 pounds of  fat, and the cow gives 6.33 pounds  in her milk, about two-thirds as.  much. This is, however, offset by  8.32 pounds of milk sugar for which  tho ox has no equivalent. Reducing  this sugar to its fat equivalent  would make the fat product of the  cow equal to that of the steer. Thus'  wo see that in the manufacture of  fats the cow equals"'��������� the steer, and  in mineral and the valuable nitrogenous foods exceeds the latter  times.  This being the case, wo cannot conclude that dairying is necessarily  moro profitable than the raising of  cattle, for this depends upon the relative ; demand for beef and dairy  products; '.-People's',:.tastes do not always demand the food that is the  cheapest. Beef will be bought even  though the sariie amount of nutriment can be? purchased in dairy products for one-third the cost. This,  however, is true, that ?as the population becomes " ^inbre dense people  resort to producing ? those kinds of.  food from which nourishment can  be had most economically. Accordingly wo find dairying superceding  the raising of beef in thoso localities  where the-population  is more dense.  As , to returns for feed consumed  in each case, the Ohio station finds  that the feed which will add throe  pounds live weight to the average  steer will enable the average dairy  cow to produce one pound of butter  fat. Taking this as a basis, each  one can figure out for himself from  the current prices received for the  products, and not forgetting the  extra labor on the dairy side, which  is the most profitable for his particular locality.'  :    .   -t���������    .   '  TO   A  SCHOOL-TEACHER.  "Dear Mis. You writo me about  whipping Sammy. I hereby .give you  permission to beet him cny time it  is necessary to learn his lessons. He  is just liko his father���������you have to  learn him with a stick. Pound now-  ledge into him. I wanto him to git  it, and don't pay no atenshen to  what his father says. I'll handle  him."  Un-! teror coming from a late party,  and  with hi.s face almost concealod reached a quiet street.  j     Hero he  quickly     drew  off his' wig  | arr-d     put     it     in    his pocket,   wiped  skillful    example    of   the  porruquler's   the  art.    At the bottom of the box wero  some sticks of gruase paint,  the pig-  Can't Afford 5.8 Health  Cure is Cheap at Any Price���������Benefit  Certain if You Use  DR,    CHASE'S    NERVE    FOOD  Only  the wealthy can  afford   to  he]and    tissue   is     being    added   to   the  invalids. body.  They alone can bear the expense of  constant attendance by doctors and  high-salaried  nurses.  Your time is your capital, and,  whe'.h������.r your daily task is in the  home or abroad, you must make  every day count of prove a burden  to  yourself  and     friends.  -Weakness i.s the greatest source of  ill-he-ilth. Weakness of the blood  and nerves, weakness of action of the  heart,  lungs  and  digestive organs.  I>r. Chaso's Nerve Food is Woll  suited to the needs of a multitude of  people because it overcomes weakness, first weakness of tho blood and  nerves, and through them tho weakness o*  the organs of tho body.  It may require a dozen or more  boxfs of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food to  mai" you utrong and well and send  the thrill of health through your  _hriv'..lled arteries and wasted nerves.  Because I'r. Chaso's Nerve Food is  a cr.ator of blood and nerve force  ytiu ������������������.ui bo positive that each box  of it is at "oust doing ytiu some  go.i;i. Pro*.*, this by noting your  ii.ciaaho  'Ji  weight as  now,   firm   flesh  Mr. Leonard Miller, Canboro, Hal-  dimand Co., Ont., writes:��������� "Or.  Chase's Nerve Food and Kidney-  Liver Pills did wonders for me, as  they seemed exactly suited to my  case. Beforo I began taking this  modicine I could not do a day's  work to save my life. Now I can  work all right and attend to my  business with good courage. This  means a great saving to me, ns well  as a pleasure, for I liave a two hundred and fifty uc.re farm and a large  stock   to   look   nfter.  "Instead of boing in misery from  pain and suffering, life is now sweet  to me, and I appreciate good health  as I novor did before. I have said  all that I could to my friends and  neighbors in recontaendation of Dr.  Chase's Remedies, for I know that  when they have cured me they .will  curo  others."  Br. Chase's Nervo Footl, 50 cents  a box, at all dealers, or Rilniniinori  Bat.*s & Co., Toronto. Portrait and  signature of Dr. A. W. Chase, I.he  famous receipt book author, are on  every  box.  Reasonably open tops are also of  great advantage in spraying the  trees and in harvesting the fruit.  Tho natural habit of the tree should  paint from' his fnee, turned down his collar, and went  with a slow ami sauntering step  toward Frogmore Gardens.    Ffo open- ,  ed  thc door  with  his  latchkey,     and-suggest   thc   Torm   to   bo  adopted   by  quietly went up tho stairs. > the  pruner.   In   other  words,   a    treo  A servant coming from the upper, the branches of which naturally  rooms stifled a yawn, and shrank droop and a tree with a strong ten-  baok against tho wall to let himdoncy toward forming an upright  pass; but the earl did not sneak by J head, cannot readily be made to ns-  her  like  tho guilty  thing  hc  was;  in  stead,   he  stopped  and  said;  "A beautiful mornir.ig, Mary. T  have been for a stroll in tho park.  We ought to bc very grateful for  such weather, Mary." And with a  beneficent  smile  he  passed   on.  But as he closed tho door behind  him the smile vanished, and a look  of utter weariness rattled on his faco  and, undressing, he flung himself on  tha bed, and clasped his hands over  his burning eyes. But he could not  rest, and presently he got up and,  taking his bankbook from a bureau,  he looked at it with a haggard  frown. .,  "Yes," he muttered at last, as if  he had arrived at some resolution,  "yes, I'll try my hand with Irene.  The old lady means to secure her for  Royce; but why shouldn't I have tho  Tresylian money? Yes, I think I'm  a match for them. Besides, it  would be a shame to throw away so i  surae a decidedly spreading form. Of  course these natural tendencies can  be influenced in a m'easure by the  manner of pruning, but they cannot  be entirely overcome. The tops should  bo kept symmetrical and as well balanced as possible. The pruning of the  various kinds of small fruits is based  on the same general principles as the  pruning of fruit trees*���������that is, tho  manner in which the fruit is borno  and the character of the growth  should govern the method of pruning.  In pruning the apple low-headed  trees aro now the rule. Tho main  branch should be so situated and  developed as to hold up tho weight  of fruit and loaves that a healthy  treo should have. While the head of  a treo should be sufficiently opon to  allow tha froo circulation of air and  an abundance of light to color tho  fruit,  orchardi.ils  aro apt to cut  too  good  and  beautiful a girl upon  such ! freely when tho trees are young,  not  a scamp as  rny  dear  Brother Royco.   realizing that as they got to bearing  No    no!   1 must  save  her.   T     really  age  the  weight  of  fruit   will  m���������'sj. ������������������ I their     branches     lo      spread  And    with   tho     hypocritical   smilo j branches  should   bo  cut.   out  ns  soon  cause  Cross  with which ho eharmod Ejciitor Flail  ho went to bod and slept, thc sleep  of tho unjust.  (To bo Conlin.ti������d.)  A watch taken to the top of Mont  Blanc will gain thirty-six seconds in  twenty-four hours.  as discovered. Kvery branch should  grow nway frum tho centre of tho  treo instead of toward it. No two  branched should be allowed to rub  against eneh othor or to grow so  closo us to do so when bending under  a weight of fruit. Pruning can never  bo done by strict rules  owing to  no  is a food-medicine for tyie  baby that is thin and not  well nourished and for the  mother whose milk does not  nourish the baby.  It is equally good for the  boy or girl who is thin and  pale and not well nourished  by their food; also for the  anxmk or consumptive adult  who is losing good flesh and  strength.  In fact, for all conditions  of wasting it is the food-  medicine that will nourish  and build up the body and  give new life and energy when  all other means fail.  50c and ti.oo, all druggitM.  SCOTT & BOWNE. Clie*_d_.i.Toront������#Oat.  Tho Baltic Hoot is gotting its coal  from British ports. During the last  three months at least fifty vessels  havo left Cardiff, Barry, and Newport for points along the route of the  fleet.  No trace of tho 250,000 or 300.000  tons of coal shipped for Rojestven-  sky is to bo found in tho customs  return, says a London letter.  Tho coal has boon sold not to  Russian, but to Gorman merchants,  and has. boon shipped in Gorman bottoms, chartered by the Hamburg-  American  Lino.  Hut the Jnps aro as ready to receive contraband as the Russians,  and the blockade runners are nothing  loth. According to -a"-correspondent  of the London Times, British traders  and shipowners have simply poured  coal   into   Japan.   ';"  HEAVY  ORDERS  FOR  JAPAN.  British firms havo also    sont     our  ally guns,   ammunition,  sections     of  five-torpedo     boats, blankets  and     army  clothing, rails,  waggons.- und     other  munitions: of  war.  The war orders for heavy woollen  goods, most of them on Japanese account, are estimated at .57,500,000.  Nine or ten steamers have gone to  Japan with guns and ammunition,  their cargoes worth not less than  510,000,000.  Almost every steamer from Europe  for Japan during tho last nine  months has carried contrabaud goods  supplied by British traders.  During tho past few -.'.weeks quantities'* "of Cardiff coal have boon  bought by the Japaneso, and at least  two local? firms are chartering British vessels for the transport.  As an indication of.th'o brisk times  in the shipping trade, it may bc mentioned that one charter Intoly included toil steamers; each of from  5.000 to 8,000 tons capacity, to take  coal out of Vladivostock, and seven  or eight other?vessels wore chartered  with contraband for the same port.  It is all excellent business for tho  blockade runners. This is the way  (writes a shipping correspondent)  the thing is managed. When the Russian Oovernment wants a cargo of  ammunition run into Port Arthur it  either gives the owner of the ship  that undertakes to elude Togo's  fleet an 'indemnity against tho cap-  turo  of his  vessel,   or  it  pays     hira  A  FREIGjHT SO  HANDSOME  that oven if tho boat is collared  by  the Japs ho will net a fine profit.  The profits to the shipowner would  work out something like this. In  an average case, where the shipowner takes tho risk, he would receive  about S15 per ton us payment for  tho cruise.  Supposo the   owner    sends   a ship.  built,  say,  m the "sevuntios, with 4,-  "OOO^toivs^of^cargoT^td^Vliulivostockv  ho    would     roceivo 4,000  times  ������15  froon the Russians���������i.e., 800,000.  I    All   this     is  not  profit.   He     may  want to  insure  tho vessel,  which, at  , war risks,   would moan    a   payment  of $10,150; and stores,  wages,     and  incidental expenses would run . awav  ,with  another  $23,750.      So  that  he  j would only havo $20,000 left for tho  journey.  j Hut if ho Iind sent his vessel on a  peaceful expedition not profits would  ;not exceed S.'l.f.OO. So by his wartlike ndvonlure he stands to gain  $10,SOO. more than if ho kept his vi_s-  'sol   nt her normal work.   And   if   ho  FOR IMPERIAL DEFENCE  WAR OFFICE    PEstfeO&ES SOME  GREAT  CSjLNGES.  Colonies     Included    in Schema ������������������  Home Battalions Will be  Reduced.  Tiio British Government hns under  consideration a plan for tho strategical distribution of thc Imperial  forces that will concontratc tho naval and military strength of tho Empire in a moro effective manner than  hitherto. One change will bo tho  withdrawal of regular battalions  from tho small coaling stations und  tho placing of theso ports in tho  hands of tho local dofonco forces, with  primary protoction from tho navy  at sea. Tlio Mediterranean garrisons  aro to remain as at prosont constituted, but tho battalions will bo  withdrawn from St. Helena, Barbados, Bermuda, Halifax, N.S,, Ceylon,  Singapore, Jamaica and Garrison  Artillory and Royal Engineers will  romain to work tho guns, mines, and  soarchlights, but tho navy's responsibility will bo increased as theso  coaling stations exist for tho benefit  of tho fleot. Additional responsibility will bo placod on tho local de-  fonco forces in conformity with the  policy of making dependencies as  self-contained as possiblo.  COLONIAL  FORCES.  Tho corps that will be affected in  this way includo tho West. India Regiment, and fortress and submarino  mining companies, the Bermuda Artillery and Englncors, tho Canadian  forces, tho Coylon-Mauritius Battalion and Submarino Miners, tho  Chinese Regiment, and tho Hong  Kong and Singapore nntivo troops.  Tho retention ,. of tho Mediterranean  garrisons puts an end to a widely-  discussod problem. It is an important decision, and one that supports  tlio attitude taken up by tho Admiralty that the fleets should be free  from shore work at these places. In  addition, tho stations aro bases for  fleets that will havo very wide areas  of commission in tho future, linking  up  with homo defence.  CANADIAN  ARMY.  Tho army is to bo grouped strategically in India, Africn and at home,  without tho isolation of unitsin stations where thoy would bn useless in  war timo. In Canada and Australia  military reorganization i.s proceeding, and government by council, with  an Inspector-General instead of a  general officer commanding, has been  sanctioned in eacli caso. Canada  will furnish tho third great army of  tlio ]'_mpiro, and Australia will provide a fourth of effective value. The  Imperial forces will, whon reorganization is complete, approximately l:e  as follows:���������  British    army   f.  Indian army  .A   Canadian nraiv    Australian forces    Volunteers, Militia, Reserves,  etc    200.000  233,000  100 000  35,000  084,000  1,252,000  the   War  [chose to risk thc capture, without  I insuring himsolf, ho could add nn-  : other $10,250 to this sum.  It is on the newer vessels they  have chartered that tlie Russians  have adopted thp alternative courso  of granting indemnity against capture.  .      ���������   NO   DISAPPOINTMENT.  The preliminary agitation inseparable from a recent election was in  full swing, and one of the candidates  for a certain division was holding,  forth as to what his course of action would be in the event nf his  being elected. One of his questioners in the hall seemed inclined to  doubt him.  "You say you'd look into things  thoroughly," commented the heckler.  "Now, would you have courage  enough to go down into the sewers  and see the disgraceful state they're  in?"'  "Certainly,"  was  the  reply,  believe in  going to the  bottom  everything."  "Well," cried another member  the audience, "you won't be disappointed in that when tho poll's declared."  "I  of  of  Venice is built upon seventy-two islands.  A special committee at  Oflico will re-constitute tho colonial  commands into effective administrative districts.  EOyPUTAN  ARMY.  Mounted troops will not in futuro  form part of tho British garrison of  Egypt. The 17th Lancers, recently  under orders to proceed thore froni  Edinburgh, will go to India next  year instead. The permanent staff of  tho Mounted Infantry in Egypt will  also bo slightly reduced, and it is  probable that in another year's timo  the Infantry Brigade may bo depleted, the post of General Oflicer  Commanding abolished, and a colonel's command substituted. The white  polico. howovcr, aro being increased,  and iv Constabulary Corps is in process of formation. Tho new Egyptian army is now, practically, in tho  year of its majority. Its state is  most' clllclont, and it is able under  white oflicors to garrison the country from Cairo to the junction of the  Nlles^3^o_J[ritelJ|gonco_Doparlmont  at Cairo report its strength" to "bn���������  18,273, of which tho main arms aro  as follows:���������Cavalry, 780; Camel  Corps, G29; Arab Battalion, 200;  Artillery,  1,258; Infantry, 10,280.  TIIE HOME BATTALIONS.  At homo, several millions will bo  saved on tho army vote during tlio  noxt five yours. Tlie proposed reductions will be carried out, but thu  absorption of 33 militia battalions  into Homo Service liogulars will not  be attempted for a year. Tho Regular Corps marked for reduction, subject to such modifications as may  bo necessary from Unie to time affecting individual regiments, includo  tho 3rd and 4th Battalions of tho  Northumberland Fusiliers, Royal  Warwickshire Regiment, Royal Fusiliers, Lancashire Fusiliers, Middlesex Regiment, and the Manchester  Regiment. Tho territorial system, al--  ready frequently alluded to, will  place, as far as possible, tho homo  battalions of regiments in their own  counties. This policy has already  taken effect in part.by the placing of  the Buffs at Do vor, the 2nd Devonshire at Dovoiiport,: 2nd Scottish  Rifles at Glasgow, let West Riding  at York, 1st' Hampshire at. Portsmouth; 2nd ��������� Yorkshire Light Infan-s.  try at Sheffield, a'Surrey battalion  at Aldershot, a Staffordshire unit at  Lichfield, and some Irish Corps near  their districts.  The enlistment of men for two  years' color service with the Homo  Array will be gradually introduced.,  A commencement will be made at  once by opening for now short service enlistment the Suffolk, Devonshire, Gloucestershire, Nottingham.-  sihl-iie, Derbyshire and Berkshire Regiments. Only men belonging; to  these regiimental districts will be accepted, and in most, cases the standard of chest measurements will bo  raised half an !,nch to scciro n physical improvement.  '������������������Sit  ���������:.,A  AA -ii\,t.  ,^-A^K.^pf  ?T<  r^  ^'TSI*PSt������K������^te*-|^rfl������������J^C>^r.:  A":L  k  PEN PIGTUREOFTHE WAR  MANY REGIMENTS WERE TORN  20 PIECES.  A Terrible Night With the Russo-  Japanese Armies Bofore  Mukden.  Hon. Maurice Baring, writing to  The London Morning Tost, from .lis  liosition with tlic Russian anny before Jlu'.den  .a\s: "  After we hnd been fighting somo  little time tlic enemy's infantry camo  round to a kopje northwest of ws,  nnd opened lire first on our infantry,  which was somewhere beneath and  before us, and then on the battery,  nnd wo roplied. This lasted till noon.  One of our oflicors was slightly wounded in tho chest. It was his first engagement, aud h'o liad just arrived  from tho Artillery College. Two of  our Cossacks wore severely wounded.  One of them was shot through the  head and wont mad, and several  5iorsc3 wero killed. At noon the infantry retired, leaving us unprotected, antl we were forced to retreat nt  full speed under heavy shrapnel and  cross infantry firo. Wc retired to  Sachotun, but at one o'clock wo. were  ordered to move forward again as an  attack was to bo mado. Wo went  into action, crossing tho Rivor Ch'aho  under heavy fire and pouring rain,  and took up a position on tlie further  side of the stream. After we had  fought about twenty minutes th'e enemy's fire ceased. We remained in tlie  position nearly ull the afternoon. We  afterwards set out for a village to  tho southwest, where wc arrived  drenched ana tired, without food or  transport. Tho next 'daj*, Oct. 17, wo  spent in quiet and inaction. At dawn  on the ISth we moved to join tho  1st Siberian Corps, our proper corps,  wliich had been sent" south to attack'.  At one o'clock we took up a position three versts to the south of a  kopje, which now goes by the namo  of Poutiloff's Kopje, being called after General Pouriloff,~ under whose  command it was taken.  *<���������������������������������������������������������:���������������><������������������������������������><���������<���������*>������������������;������������������:������������������:���������������������������������������������>*  V       *  . t  HEALTH  THE BATTERY OPENED FIRE/  which it continued till five o'clock.  Th'o enemy answered uninterrupitedly  with shrapnel, but not one of the  Japanese shells touched us.. At fivo  o'clock orders were received to shell  a kopjo until sunset, and then to  stop ns it was to bo stormed. It was  shelled by us and other two batter-  . ies, one on tlio rigiit and one on tho  left, and as th'o sun sot we ceased fire  and waited. Soon a tromendous rattle of infantry told" us tho attack had  begun. An officer subsequently described . this fire os a "comb of firo"  that seemed to tear th'e regiment to  pieces. We waited in the dark red  solemn twilight, and suddenly a  ringing ch'ecr told us that tho kopje  had been -taken. But all was not  over, as the Japanese attacked the  kopje twice aftei' it had been taken,  but at what a cost we began present-  , .ly to seo.   .  It grew dark" and we sought and  found a Chinese house wherein to  pass tho night. With the officers was  thc doctor of th'e battery. A wounded man arrived, as".ing to be band-  njiod, then another and another. Many  of the soldiers had received their preliminary attendance on the Kill itself at Uie hands of the army surgeons and assistants, but tho detachment of th'e Red Cross by wSiich tho  wounded could be rebandoged was  far off. Soon our house was full of  woundod, and moro wero arriving.  They lay on the floor, on the khans  ���������the stationary divan of evory Chinese houso���������and in evory available  place, light was thc difficulty. We  had only one candle and a sunall  Chinese oil lamp, and the procession  of human agony kept on increasing.  Mon badly wounded by bullot nnd  bayonet, torn, mangled and soaked in  blood. Some of tbem liad broken  limbs, as well as wounds. Some of  them wnlked or crawlod three miles  from th'c hills, while others, unable to  move, were carried on great coats  slung on rifles. When one house was  full, we went to the next, and so  on, till all the abodes up the street  of the village were filled. The oifficors:  bandaged the slightly wounded, while  ���������tlio.^doc_tor,_"with^untlr^  deftness, dealt with the severely    injured.  THE RUSSIAN SOLDIER  as a rule bears his wounds with astounding fortitude, but th'e woundod  of whom I am speaking were so terribly mnnglod that many of them  were screaming in th'eir agony. Two  ameers w������re brought in. "Don't  bother about us, doctor,:' they snid;  "wc shall be all right." Ona seemed  to be plunged into th'e lowest circle  of tho inferno of human pain. I met  a man in tho street who liad erawlod  on nil fours ttho whole way from the  hill. The stretchers wero all occupi-  ' cd. .W������ stayed till all.the houses were  occupied. A detachment of the Rod  Crcns nrrived, but its hands wore  soon full to overflowing. It was a  terrible night that scorned endless.  The hill was littered with* bodjes,  Russian and Japanssc.    But horrible  * ns the whole spectacle was, the pito-  ousnirss of it was still greater. It  was thc morning the Japnneso wounds  ��������� ed were collected at the foot of "the  hill and were afterwards 'sent'off 'in  ambulances to"Mukden. Th'ey.were as  well nnd as kindly looked after as  possible. Tiie Trans-Baikal Coseacks  Bonrth'od the hill and the gowlinnj.',  carrred the woundod to the fire, whero  they were given ten, and received  treatment at the liands  of  thc     doc-  ' tor. A Cossack oiflicer in General  ICossogovsM's division, when I was  dining in liis regiment one evci'MiK,  made us nil nearly weep by-his account of the wny in wliich thc Japanese fought and met doath in front  of ons of the forts at Liaoyang.  "Thi.'ii' officers nre fniperior to us,"  he Hiiid. "more intelligent, more cultivated   und   iinsui'pas������ingly  brave."  <**:*-c<.:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:^.:..>.>.>.>flM8..>.>^  COUGH  NO MORE.  One of tho best cold cures in the  world is ordinary spirit of camphor  The proper way to take it is to put  from ton to fifteen drops on a lump  of sugar, and' cat it in bed. Do not  drop tho spirit on the sugar until  you aro undressed and roatlby to get  into bod, as it soon evaporates, but  pop it in tho mouth and t'ovcr yourself up -well, nnd then keep your  month shut. If this remedy Is tried  ns soon as a cold begins to show  itself, it will. In nincty-nino cases  out of a hundred, check it bofore it  gets to an atfuto stage. Spirit of  nitre may also be used in tlie same  way, but tliis docs not suit everybody's constitution, whereas camphor may bc employed with impunity.  For a child uso from fivo to ten  drops,  according to age.  AN OLDEN-TIME CURE.  An old-fashioned, but little-known,  cold cure is wrought with a turnip,  a jampot, and ' some brown sugar.  Pare the turnip, and cut some slices  from it about n quarter of an inch  in thickness. Place a slice at the  bottom of tlio jam-pot, sprinkle a  little brown sugar over it, cover  with another slice of turnip, sprinkle  more sugar, and so keep on in alternate layers of turnip and sugar until  the jampot is full. Then let it  stand for a few hours, and drink the  liquor that will accumulate in tho  pot. Tho age of this cure may be  gauged from tho fact tbat it was the  favorite remedy of tho original .Tohn  Brinsraennd, of pianoforte fame, over  a hundred years ago, but it has  lost none of its efficacy incthe march  of  time.  ONIONS  AND PEPPER.  and elbows well drawn down, and  the upper arms close to the cides. In  lowering tho dumb-bells, straighten  tho aria to  its full  length.  Men of seventeen and upwards  should do this fifty times at fiKst  increasing the movements by five  every -day; women should do it twenty times, increasing one every day.  In tho second exercise, tho jupil  sliould lie flat, with the arms close  by the sides. Alternately raise the  body to a sitting position, and lower  it to tho horizontal. Men should  do this three times nt first, and increase one movement evory two  days. Women tho same, increasing  ono every threo days. Dumb-bells  need not bc usod at first.  Boiled Spanish onions are pretty  well known as a cold cure, but.tlieir  curative properties arc doubled if,  instead of being seasoned with butter, pepper, and salt, they aro simply cut. open and dusted with cayenne pepper. As a matter of fact, in  the jampot , cure just mentioned. a  raw onion can bo substituted for a  turnip, if the latter is not available  at tho moment; but the strong flavor  has its drawbacks. This is minimised, however, by chewing parsley or  eating- a tomato.  Thore aro many people���������commercial travellers, for instance���������who  have to be out of doors in all sorts  of weather, cold or no eold. As a  "stave off" there is nothing to beat  the juico of a couple or lemons, made  up to one third of a pint with hot  water, and drunk without sweetening.  SCHOOLBOYS' REMEDY.  Not one person in a hundred is  aware that chewing the ordinary  Hquorice-root, so beloved of every  schoolboy, is an excellent cold cure,  especially when that cold has  brought a sore throat and consequent hoarseness with it. A cold  that is complicated with a cough  frequently needs the ��������� attention of a  medical man; but here is one of tho  old-fashioned "herb" remedies, that  so many up-to-date folks pooh-pooh,  but which nre far more efficacious  than many a dosing of drugs.  A  CURE OF DOUBTFUL VALUE.  Procure from any hearbalist one  pennyworth each of liquorice-root,  oaklungs, horchound, coltsfoot, and  hyssop. Boil all together in .. two  quarts of water until the liquid assumes a -dark-brown color like that  of stout, though of a thinner consistency. Let it get ��������� cold, and take  a medium-sized wineglass.ul, about  one eighth of a pint, every four  hours. It will do-far-more good  than most patent "influenza cures.  FOR  "STUFFY  COLDS."  For generations a basin of gruel  and putting the.feet in hot mustard*  and-water has been, like Caesar's  wife, "nbove suspicion" as a cold  cure. The mustard-and-water is of  'a doubtful value, however, and a  bowl of pea-soup would do far more  good than the gruel.  What is known as a "stuffy cold"  in _the head can be ;cured by.;getting  a strip of brown paper, soaking it in  vinegar, " grating^some ro ot .gin ger  7>vm'Tit~aTvd_t^iD^it~ro"ifhd~thc~fa"co^  in the same way as if suffering from  faceache. This remedy is recommended for men only, as the ginger is apt  Jto mako the tender skins of women  and children smart. It rarely fails  to effect a cure,  however.  RUSSIA'S  COMMISSARIAT.  Immense  Stores Being Accumulated at Mukden.  If the Japs could only rout tho  Russians before Mukden tliey would  become possessed of immense stores.  In a conversation with n Mukden correspondent of Thc Ru.sskoe Slovo,  General Oouber, head of tho Russian  commissariat department, gavo the  following interesting particulars of  the commissariat service: Bread, the  general said, is distributed to tho  troops every day except those days  when military operations aro in progress, when tho men are supplied with  biscuits instead. The comjmissariat  department has at its disposal some  tens of thousands of cattle, but up  to tfhe present the forces have not  drawn upon the department Jn this  respect, purchasing what cattle they  require in local markets. Orders have  been given for a quantity of* frozen  moat to be prepared at Omsk. At  Nikolaioff, on the Amur, stores of  fish Have boon prepared, as well as  300,000 poods (4,800 tons) of butter, 100,000 poods (1,600 tons) of  preserved       vegetable are        be  ing obtained from European Russia,  while at Harbin and in the Ussuri  territory stores of sacrkraut have  been got ready for use in tho hospitals antl by soldiers suffering from  illness. Tea is on sale at the front.  Owing to the havoc wrought by  rains on the roads the transport of  wheat had to be suspended for some  time, bu.t now it is proceeding in  good order, and at Blagovestchensk  thero are.already nearly four million  poods of wheat which will be transferred to Harbin as soon as navigation is reonenod. Tho troops are  also allowed brandy, but only on  special orders from tlio commanders  of the army corps. Trainloads of  worm clothing n.re arriving overy day  and tho troops who have just been  sent to the theatre of war aro provided with n new outfit of warm  clothing and two pairs of boots each.  Th'e commissariat department nt present h'as "in Hand two hundred thousand complete sets of clothing and  four* hundred thousand -.pairs of boots.  In January the general was to receive a further 320,000 sets of clox  thing and half a million pairs of"  boots, in February 180,000 complete  outfits of clothing, in March another  half-million pairs of boots. All theso  cloth.s and boots will be served out  among the troops as  required.  In spring it is proposed to replace  the rresent outfits by woollen jerseys,  to be worn under th'e tunic. The  question of forage and fuel is a complicated one, for before long straw,  wood and taoliang for warming purposes will all have to be brought  from a distance, nnd yet there is no  transport available for thc purpose.  Orders have been given for the distribution of four hundred thousand  warm blankets for the use of the  soldiers in tlie underground burrows  th'ey have made along the lines of  thc trenches. Officers get a daily allowance of a pound of meat, two  pounds of bread,- half a pound of  oatmeal and portions of tea and  sugar.  HE CAN ATTEND  TO HIS WORK NOW  MANITOBA    MAN      CURED  DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS.  He Echoes a Statement   Made  Thousands o������ the People o������  Prairies.  BY  by  tho  Giroux, Man., Jan. 2.���������(Special-  Mr. Philias Normandeau, a well-  known resident of this place, is one  of thousands of Mnnitebmis who  havo found relief from tho pains antl  nclies of Kidnc3' Disease in Dodd's  Kidney Pills. Mr. Normandeau is always ready to say a good word for  the remedy that brought back his  health.  "Yes, I can toll you Dodd's Kidney Pills made a curo of me," he  cays, "I had Kidney Disease for  threov years. At times I got so bad  I could hardly attend to my woik.  I took just fivo boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills and my pains and aches  are all gor.c and 1 can work ns well  ns anybody. To anybody who has  trouble with their Kidneys all I can  say is 'use Dodd's Kidney Pills.' "  Dodd's Kidney Pills always cure  sick Kidneys. With well Kidneys  you can't havo Bright's Disease,  Diabetes, Dropsy, Rheumatism or  any of those other fearful and fatal  diseases that spring from sick Kidneys.  Unless the soap you  use has this brand you  are not getting the best  Jj.lc for t_>o ������<*������airon Bur.  CLEANING  LADIES'...  WALKING  OR  OUTINC*  SUITS  Can ba Attn, p-rfoctly by our ."ranch Procau.  Try Ik  tKITHH AMtfllCAH DYtINO 80.  MONTH*--.?.,   TOKOKTO,   OTTAWA   * QUEIIEO  & <nr4AJtA������- oCpv&A. fonds-a, firi&iA&ftnofi  The Rector's Daughter���������-"My father feels it vcry much, Mrs. Barker,  that you should leave the church  every Sunday just before the sermon.  Don't you think you might try and  stay in future?" -Mrs. Barker���������"I  dursn't do it,*miss���������I do snore that  dreadful when I'm asleep."  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.  "Mamma, what is the difference  between a souvenir and a keepsake?"  "There" isn't much difference, deal-.  If it's a souvenir you pay more for  it���������that's all."*  rrr nver Sixty Y-<������r������  ���������MrtJ'.WiKfliow^aoaTniNoSyRUTha. bo-n *iut n  m-Hliomof mothrrs for their -htldraa while toa-fili**:.  ItBoolbes-hechUd, noftens the gnus, allaynpain, oaro I  vrlDdeolic.rpmilat-Mtlieutoniacnand bowel*, andit ch*  iH.lreti'odrfor Diurrhuja. Twenty-live cent* a botli-)  fcSuld by druni-Uthroughout' the world, lie euro anl  l_BX-r"_lll . Wl-I_LO..'_.._00_'U__'U_tVl.U_'."    ���������ll-lll  Friend���������"I wonder, Ethel, that you  allowed that Frenchman to kiss you  in tho conservatory." Ethel���������"I  couldn't help it."- Friend���������"Why  couldn't you?" Ethol���������"Because I  can't speak French."  I was     Cured  of   Acute Bronchitis  by MINARD'S LINIMENT.  J.   M.   CAMPBELL.  Bay of Islands.  I  was. Cured    of Facial  Neu-ralgia  ov  Mil WARD'S  LINIMENT. -*  WM. DANIELS.  Springhill, ��������� N.   S.  I  was  Cured    of  Chronic Rheumatism  by MINARD'S LINIMENT.  GEO.  TINGELY-  Albert  Co.,  N.  B.     .  ing down with tho steamer, pinned  hetwoon two rails of tho bridge, with  as culm an air as if sailing into a  smooth harbor, when the play of tho  rushing water, far below the surfaco  released him.  Ho rose to tho surface, and swimming slowly about, camo into closo  proximity to  a  life-boat.  "Better tako mc on board, boys,"  he quietly argued, when the men  warned liim off with threatening oars  nnd harsh words that the boat was  already filled. "You'll heed mo. Not  a man among you knows how or  where to go."  "It's the captain!" cried a member of the crew, and it was finally  agreed that for the sake of his navigation knowledge the all but exhausted .man should bo taken on  board. Then came the touch which  proved the captain a truo hero as  woll as a true man. ,   ,���������  When he had risen to tho surfaco,  n sinking woman clutched him. Ho  caught her and supported her. Now  he prepared to assist her to climb  into the boat,  "Not the woman! We're too low  in the water already. We'll take yarn  but you only!" cried tlio fear-maddened  occupants  of the life-boat.  "Very well," camo the quiet answer, "then I stay out.also. If this  woman is to perish, so must I."  "He that loseth his life shall save  it," came true in this ftistanco. Because the captain's assistance was  now so eager!v desired by tho crew  of the life-boat both ho and the woman wore drawn on board ancl saved  Wo can handle your poultry either:  alivo or dressed to best advantage:  Also your buttcr, eggs, honey aad  olher  produce.  THE   DAWSON   COMMISSION   CO.,   Limited  Oar.   Wost   Market   anj    Oolbarna   Sts.,   TORONTO.  OULTftY  o  ���������dik  When tiie Panama Canal has bcon  coin. klo;! h" -will have cost $200,-  IKX.,00.1.  HOW  TO  KEEP  WELL.  Everyone who is fortunate enough  not to be afflicted with an organic  disease can become thoroughly healthy, and, what is perhaps of equal  importance, strong.  Of course, it is woll to ascertain  before commencing any system of  training to bo sure that you are  suffering from no organic disease.  This sometimes exists even when unsuspected, and in that case caution  must he used.  Not that any person who discovers  that inroads have been made upon  itertnin organs need despair. The  judicious use o'f the exercises which  will ��������� bc described '-'will'in" almost  every case be found beneficial.   . -  Robust., health and strength above  the average "oan- be obtained in one  wny. They cannot be arrived at by  eating pnodigostcd foods nor by the  taking of cold baths. But the one  and only means of becoming healthy  ai.d strong is by the exercise of willpower.  If you undortak/. physical culture���������  nnd we know of no better way of  making people well and strong���������put  your will into every action you  make. It is not sufficient to go  through tho exercises pcrfunctprily,  only concerning yourself and getting  them over quickly. Allow yourwH  plonly of time, and go through the  exorcises  thoroughly.  Horo are two exercises which I  should liko readers to try.' Turn the  inner side of thc arms full to tht  front, and, making the muscle* firm,  ult.eriiat.'ly' bond each ami at the elbow, bringing up the ilmub-bell closo  to the shoulders.    Krep the shoul.'ora  WHAT  LYIW>ITE  IS.  Lyddite, freed from all technical description, is merely a form of pine  acid melted down and allowed to solidify. It was discovered in 1771*.  and for a century and a quarter served a peaceful but very, useful purpose  as a dye for si lie and woollen materials without its explosive powers be-  ;irig=drcamt=of.i.-==A^few__years__ngo_ia.i  warehouse fire occurred in Manchester  and the flames spread to a ������hed in  which piric a������id was stored. "Hiere  was a terrible explosion, and on investigation took place, with tlie result that lyddite was bom.  OLDEST LOVE-LETTER.  Thc oldest love-letter in tfha world  is in the British Museum. II is a  proposal of marriage for the hand  of on Egyptian princess, and it wa.s  made 3,500 years ago. It is in the  form  of an  inscribed  brick.  I.N'D.'A'S HOMEMADE GUNS.  The new gun factory which is to  bo established by the Indian Government at Ishapiy will have a much  more important character than was  originally expected. It will sot  only be able to turn ou.t close upon  thirty thousand weapons annually,  hut.to iruiHiifacture the component  parts of the weapon. India, in fact,  will be self-s-nipporting.  A-  DODD'S '  KIDNEY  ..���������'.P'tt'S.*-:-  WISE SERVANTS.  Darwin's     Gardener   Had Not     a  Very Good   Opinion   of Him.  There is no yersonagc more deeply and deferentially aware of his own  iiiiliortanco than tho English butler;  next "to him is privileges, and ahead  of him in sturdy frankness, must  stand thc Scotch gardener.  It was' Darwin's gardener who,  when a friend of th'e family inquired  after the health of the famous naturalist, who had been somewhat ailing, replied confidentially that h'o  did not doujit his master would bc  better "if only be could find something to do!" The patient and'minute research-in which he daily saw  Darwin engaged itruck his mind as  merely_ n foolish and fussy form of  trifling,* not worthy to be considered  dn-occupation. If, instead of bothering ubout the digestive capacity of  worthless���������insect ivoroUs^silnntsf'^the  great man hod grown cabbages or  raised* roses, tlic gardener's opinion  of him would doubtless havo been  higher.  The gardener of Professor Huxley,  with equal unconsciousness of doing  s������, also cast a slur upon his renowned employer.  Mrs. Huxley, fenrful that ho might  b������ overworked, hud inquired if ho did  not need some assistance.  "No," came the reply, "tho place  is not vory large, and Mr. Jliixley Is  nlmo.t as good as another mini."  Better thnn either of these tn<o  tales is that of the butler in a fine  old l^glish fn-_rily, whose long service had caused him to foci a personal and proprietary interest in the  sons and daughters of the house. He  cou.ld not nwjult himself of a sense  of responsibility for their mnnner.'.  ���������nd conduct, and when at a large  Ginner-party he noticed one of thom,  a young girl who bad but recently  entered society, devote an amount of  attention to her agreeable neighbor  on ttie right obviously in 'excess * of  that accorded to the loss fascinating  gentleman on her other side, his perturbation increased till it could no  longor  be borne  in  silence.  Under pretence of passing h'er a  di9h, he managed cleverly to whisper  in her ear:  ""A little more conversation to tho  left,  miss."   r   "HE THAT LOSETH HIS LIEE"  The     Captain     of   the Steamship  Norge Was a Hero.  k The captain of the shipwrecked  steamship Norge did not lose his  presence of mind nor his rare and  heroie unselfishness in the midst of  the engulfing wavos, oven when a dishonorable safety ottered.   He was go-  Dobson���������"I tell you what, .there's  nothing like a bicycle for a man  with a nervous, irritable disposition.  My wife .says I'm a much more agreeable man than I was' before I got  a machine." Jenkins���������"Why's that  ���������because it takes you outdoors so  much?" Dobson���������"Not only that,  but when ever I feci like blowing  somebody up I go down and blow up  my tyres,  and then i feel bettor!"  SHIRT  Made big enough for a big  man to work in with comfort.  Has more material in it than  any other brand of shirt in  Canada. Made on the  HJB.IC scale it requires 39%  to 42 yards per dozen, whereas  common shirts have only 32  to 33 yards.    .  That's the reason why the  H.B.K. "Big" Shirt never  chafes the armpits, is never  tight at the neck or wristbands, is always loose, full  and comfortable and wears  well.  Kach shirt bears a tiny book  that tells the whole history  of the "Big" Shirt, and  also contains a notarial  declaration that the H.B.K.  ��������� ���������-��������� Big " : Shirt contains 39^  to 42 yards of material per  dozen.  Sold at all dealers but only  With this brand:���������  Do yovi want to add *  $320 to your income ?  Xt wilt only require a few mfnutea of your time eyery tfay to earn Sjao a year. Vou can  earn it with a Chatham Incubator. A No. j Chatham Incubator will hold from ioo to lao  egg*���������according to size of egg*. Eighty chicken* ia a low average hatch���������oacrt of Chatham  Incubators will tell you no. Chickens are alwayt in demand an J the supply i*^ always dhort,  so fifty cents is the average price secured. If you only take otT eight hatches in a year, that  gives you nm income of $330.00. "Wouldn't tbat extra amount be useful to 3 ou ? 1 Be*t of  all, you can buy a  Chatham Incubator without one cent  of cash until October. 1905  The machine paya for itself many times over before that time. There couldn't be a fairer  offer than this, We ship a Chatham Incubator to you at once, freigrht prepaid by us, and  your first payment is not due until October, 1905. Write us to-day for full particulars. The  Chatham Incubators and Broaden have every new improvement worth while in an incubator  'or brooder. The incubators  are nade wilh two walls,  case within case, ������f dry material that has been f^ "toned  in ou/ lumber yards; They  are built -tolid as a rock and  will stand nny amount of  usag-e for years. Tho sooner  you arcept our offer the ftoorv-  er will the Chatham Incubator be earning profits for  you.  THE  MANSON   CAMPBELL  CO.. Limited ���������  D*pt. 30    Chatham, Ont.  Manufacturers of Chatham  Incubators and Brooders,  Campbell Fanning- Mills,  and Chatham Farm Scales  Distributing' Warehouses at  Montreal. Que,, BnuxSon,  Man., CaJgarv, Alta.. New  Westminster, B.C., HaHfax,  N.S.  EAST AND WEST  Between ST. PATH, AND PORTUtUD through Fargo, Bismarck, Billings, Helena, Butte,- Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma, run the punctual, magnificently appointed trains ��������� o������  the  1HIHERN PACIFIC RY.  Remember this when going' to the  Lewis and Clark Exposition  at Portland In  1905.  m. G. MASON, Dist.'Pas. Agt.,  215  Ellicott Sq.,  Buffalo  N.   Y.  Scud four cents for Lewis * Clark  Booklet to  A. M.  OIJ2L.AND, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Jtinn.  "Halloa, Itivers! You seem to  have a bad cold." "Worst I ever  had. Banks," "I'm sorry for you,  old fellow. Wish I knew of something that -would cure you, but I  dot_'t." "Givo      me     your  hand,  Banks'*'���������with tears in his eyes.  "You'ro the.only man I've seen for  three days .that hadn't a certain  cure."  ==Wnsh������=gi'easy_-_dishes,_pots_or_pan!*_  with Lever's Dry Soap a powder.   It  will  remove     the   grease    with     tho  greatest case.  Mr. Oldboy���������"Always respect gr������o*  hairs, wy boy." Tommy���������"Whj-7  My ma doesn't." Mr. Oldboy���������"You  shouldn't say that." Tommy���������"She  wouldn't  dye  them  if she  did."  Mlnard's Liniment Cures Dandruff,  "Waiter,     bring  Ome   a  bottle     of  chnmpagne."     "Yes. sir.     Dry, sir?'  It's  none of your  business  whether  I'm dry or not."  "The Japs arc better fighters.'4  "Yes." "And they are better equipped." "Yes." "And they havo  more confidence." "Yes." "But.  don't you think thc Russians will  win in the long run?" "Well, that  seems to be their speciality."  Minard's Liniment Relieve; Neuralgia  "Musical" Friend���������"Do youknow-nny--  thing  about  the laws  of  harmony?"'  Mr.     Oldwcd���������"Woll,   yes.      Give  all  your salary  to your  wife,  and  never.  a mi'f      a  .���������       I- ������*_.__.     4 1* ___      1 i__n t       ntn^ff    *  to  have the  last word.  MEMORANDUM FOR "THE WORLD"  TAB M.rtl* tur, .afgMt ��������������������������� ln thl ^"1  TAB Mjr.tt Kavy t** RMS',   ���������*���������* ������������������������' ������������������*"������  ���������������������������������������  Tutkett'i  MBrgwr.t*   CM"***��������� I   ������������������'���������el ������CMd  "A Mill tn ��������� Mwitt.'  H.B.K  ������������������brandV.. -  HUDSON BAY KNITTING CO.  Winnipeg  Montreal  Dawson  r  g5������ Dfl.A.W. CHASE'S fiC.  *\1 CATARBB CMC... *V������*  la MDiihaM t* tha Jlmnl  ami bjr tk������ topwiwl Blo***-cc.  Heab I*** rt���������a, *lcm Ike ���������������  pawgo, atop. **������{**__op������ la dw  IbrMl ud tc-u-t-urajreare*  Caiarrti aod Mar Fmor. CWwct  ������o. All toim. *rbr.A.'HL  Ida* Co- Tacoot* iu  FLOWE11S IN PLACK OF GRAIN.  In Lincolnshire, England, where  severe agricultural depressioa haa  lately prevailed, some of the fanners  have found a hew and profitable use  for their soil in raising ttowor������. Broad  fields formerly covered with grain  now bear acres upon acres of b'oautt-  ful flowers. The display extends in  some places ns far as the eye can  reach. Other farmers liave reccntly  dovotod their fields to the cultivation  of strawberries with gr������at success.  Celery antl carrots are also now  grown in Lincolnshire to an extent  nev������r tyefore thought ef. A wrtUr  in Scjfenec naks if this may not afford a valuable hint lor New Eng-  lantl farmers who cannot compete  with the vast grain-fields of the  West.  Her Mother���������"You will assume a  grave responsibility when you marry  my daughter. Remember she waa  brought up in the lap of luxury."-  Her Adorer���������"Oh, she's pretty well  used to my lap now."  Minard's Llnitnsnt for saie everywhere  "Whnt do you think is the most  extraordinary invention of the age?"  "The phonograph,'*" answered . Mr..  Irfeekton, promptly. "TlieWay that  machine stands and talks'back, to  J-Tonritta positively takes riiy'breath  away."  Worrywont cure' a cough. When  you find a cough holding on���������  when everything elM has failed���������  by  SlHiloK's   _  jCorisumptio3nfc  Oare T5tf"*  It is guaranteed to cure.   If It  "t, ire'H refund your money.  S.C.Wsus&Co. tot  .%!.   I__B������������r.K.Y.;Toronto.C������n.  I  5.  %  ���������*-'-?J  #1  I  ______  ISSTKK TO. R3-04  ���������MtM m'mmi^ijUiimVmli  - ^'' *-i_^' ������*T-^*W._fa__l._.'rtr'-*a  -.*-.-.-������������������  --.���������.-���������vv-?-.  ..y^w.^'.VK,,*^.^^^',^    _.._-  ���������:^'  *5W^  'I'liis Year business lias been most satisfactory, ancl with the closing of the okl year wc 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.  Dress Goods  Keg  ���������10 inch Tweed Dross  Goods  ���������10 inch Fancy Dress Goods  ���������IS inch Muck Lustre  ���������12 ineh Tui'tan  ���������11 inch Heavy Plain Cloth  -14 inch Tweeii, good finality  ���������IS inch Uroad Cloths  ���������10 inch Zebeline  , IVico  Now  S.V:  50u  STic  50c  7,'ie  50c  75c  5")C  '10c  2,jc  1 no  1 00  1 25  75  1 00  75  Blouses and Shirtwaists  One lino of Wi'iipperottes, Blouses,  Selling at our old figim**; for $1.25 and $1.50,  had now for the remarkably low price���������75e.  Other lilies, namely, Lustres, French Flannels,  Cashmeres, etc. Regular Prices JjiU.OO and $1.01).  Your choice at Our Midwinter Sale for $2.00,  Ladies' Jackets  This is an oppor-  Reg. Price   Now  Ave you in need of a Jacket,  lunitv not to be overlooked.  Black Cloth Jackets, this Season's  Goods       ....  Black Cloth Jackets (this season)  ,t *. ������.  Grev Tweed Jackets "  o  Fawn Jackets  Fawn Jackets  Brown Jackets "  $18  Ki  12  12  !)  .  l">  ���������  10  12  Ladies' Costumes,  Ladies' Costumes,  Ladies' Costumes,  Ladies' Costumes  Kif  Sizes 34 & 3G  Tii  $12 00  IS 00  27 00  12  10  8  (5  7 50  5 CO  0 00  i Now  $ 0 00  0 00  13 00  cut right  buy Furs  Furs at Half Price  The Price on all our Furs lias been  two. Now the opportunity is yours lo  half price at this Sale.  Blankets !!     Blankets !!     Blankets !!  Reg. Price*  Now  $1 00       $3 00  3 75 2 50  Navy Blue and  offering at Salo  c  White Blankets, good quality  Heavy Grey Blankets  We have While,   Light Credited Blankets, all of which wo are  Prices.    Come in and secure one and take advanta  of the reduction.  Comforters!!     Comforters I!  Reg. Price  Now  $2 00  $1 2-3  8 50  2 50  Comforters  Comforters -  This offer gives Hotels and Rooming Houses a  chance to lay in.a supply at Mill Prices.  Men's Underwear  Men's Underwear, lleeee lined at        50c per garment  Men's Underwear, All Wool, Fancy 75e per garment  Men's   Underwear,   heavy,    douhle-  lirciisted nnd douhle hack  Men's Scotch,   warranted unshrinkable (Woolseley Brand, Reg. 3  Boys' Fleeced'Lined at 25c. each.  Boys' Heavy Wool at *10c. each.  Men's Ready-to-Wear Suits  Reg. Price  Men's Rendy-to-Wear Suits  Men's Ready to Wear Suits  Men's Ready to Wear Suits  Men's Odd Punts,   all  wool,  flne  good value at $3.00, Sale Price $1.00.  A Crest Reduction in Boys' Suits  Dojs' Suits at Sale Puce.  One line of Thiee-Piece Suits, 38 Smlt. in  all���������  Regulai Puce$l th.   Now .-.2 50.  Men's Winter Overcoats  Reg. Pneo Now  Men's. 0-.c-c.uls, tliis sc ison's goods $ 0 00 $ 5 00  Men's 0\ei coats tins season's goods 12 0') S (K)  Men's Overcoats, this season's goods     10 00     10 00  Reg. Piitc Now  Boys' Reefeis S5 50        1 00  Boys' Reeie's 3 00        2 00  85c per garment  00   Now 2 00  Now  $15 00 $10 00  $12 00 i) 00  $11 50 S 00  finish,   Tweed,  ���������w  THIS SALE means a great loss to.us, but which is our loss is your gain.    We have only mentioned in the above a few of our items, but  we will put on our Bargain Table Lots of Remnants and Odd Lines at Prices that must move the goods.  MILLINERY  Trimmed,  Untrimmed &  Readv-to-Wear Hats  ���������AT HALF PRICE-  MILLINERY  Trimmed, Untrimmed &  Ready-to-Wear Hats  ���������AT HALF  PRICE���������  3$?  A Great  Convenience  Around a house is to It.ive a  place io keep books. Vou  can g*ei lhot.e sectional book  cases at the Canada Drug &  Book Co.'s Store. Tliey keep  all the- sizes. You buy the  top and the base and as many  intermediate sections as you  wish���������they fit anywhere.  Call and soo them or write  CANADA DRUC & BOOK CO., Ltd  Coming Events  The "Nation Fail" by the Ladies"  Aid of the Methodist church, on April  ISth.    Watch for particulars later.  LOCALISMS  ��������� J. Lavoi came in from the Standard  on Tuesday.  Hockey match to-morrow night-  skating afterwards.  Miss Bessie Sawyer left on Saturday  on a visit, to friends in Vancouver.  His Warship Mayor Brown returned  last nittht from a business trip to  Banff. ~  Hockey match, C. P. R. vs. City, at  the rink to-morrow (Friday) evening-  skating.  R. Howson returned to town on  Monday from a successful business trip  t'j the coast.  Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hume letunied  Inst week from their honeymoon trip  to California.  Allum   returned   on Friday  from a  visit  to his home in  During the recent, cold snap, when  the thermometer ranged some ���������!()  degrees below /.ero at Golden and 50  below iitLaggnn. the lowest at Revelstoke was reported Ki below.  The Rocky Mountain Rides will hold  another of their enjoyable dances in  the drill hall on Tuesday evening next.  Good music, good floor, and a good  time is assured.  The Epworth League held another  very successful skating .parly nt the  rink on Monday evening. The band  wa.s in attendant;'* and the large uutn-  herpresent thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  It is likely that the Ottawa government will make Edmonton the capital  of the western province of tbe Territories. Calgary is lighting haul hub it  looks liko a walkover for i'_duioi*ton.  In the standing committees of the  local letrislaluie, Mr. Thos. Tavlor.  M. P. Pi. for the Revelstoke riding i*.  named on the two most important  committees, namely mining and  railway.  The hospital dance to-morrow night,  admission 50 cents including supper,  should be well attended. There will be  good music and no pain*= wiil be  spared to make  it  an enjoyable even-  It. Smith, P. L. S.. has gone'east to  sit for the I). L. S. examination, his  present addi*e***s being New Hamburg.  Ont. He expects to be back some  in March.  The Canadian Pacific telegraphers  west . of Fort William are holding  daily coiifeiences with vice-president  Whyte anil the general superintendent at Winnipeg this week to discuss  the new schedule.  ���������=_Ou_.M_mK__i_L_ji__s____H_2.!^  P. P., of l'Vrnie. moved aiid Mr.   Tay-"  lor. M. P. 1*.. for this riding seconded  the   reply   to   the.   speech   from   the  The Lawrence Hardware Company  have at length completed Iheir removal to the new and commodious premises on -Mackenzieavenue, opposite the  old hi ore. The new building is hemed  by sle.-iiii and-'coutnins several fine  suites of moms upstairs.  II. Watt who. il willbe remembered  met with an accident a few weeks iigo  whilst pinying -hockey, left ye._le.u.ay  niorning on a bhofl. visit io Brant ford,  Out., where he will recruit bis health,  lie is looking; somewhat ill fiom his  lata mishap.    .-- ������..-_..._.....��������� .,  St. Valentine's day. Tuesday, saw  the usual activity in -.ucial circles that  has n [ways sii_nali*-ed it. The management of Ihi'lJi*'!!..r_r> bows its head in  grateful acknowledgment to the many  friends who-e motley variety of valentines came a-, a reminder that we aie  not forgotten.  ���������^*������������������������������������AA���������vv^���������������������������^l������������������v���������*v������������������^^  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.  PER GENT.  PER CENT.  ON ALL CASH PURCHASES  Of II it*, and Caps, Gloies, Mitts'Shnls, Blankets, Undei \\ car,  Mdckin ins. Clothing, and all rui rustling's, Men's, Women s and  Children s Kubbeis and ISools. .' "  II i\c icmo.cd fiom nn old qu uteis, neii Depot, lo Fictz building  1 nsi Sireoi, West  The   Prir.co   fr-lning   and  Development Company,  Limited LiabU.ty.  NOTtOK In herebv fciven (lint tlio Annual  Meethii; of Ilie Sli(iri?linlilers (if llio -ft"*-uci'  Miiilni! mul l>CM.*l'>|imt<iu (.:<. ini'iui.v, Limited  tlubllllv, will Iw lu'lihu tlie ..'oniI'Hii.v's Olliccs,  first Struct, Itovulstnko, II. (i , on Wi'dnusilnv,  the Kljshtl.i Day of Mnrcli, A. 11, V.05, ul llii*  Hour of Tu'o nVkiirl: in i In; til'loniuon, lui* t e  (Hir|."si' uf eloctlui* Ollieers (or llio cusnlnc  yenr, ami (or all otiier |Uir|.o**i'* icImUuk t" llic  imiii'iili'iitcnl of itn* . omiuuiv.  II. is proposed in nmeiiil I Iiu Hy.t.iiws ijv in*  eroustiij: Ilie iiumli.r of tilruetiirK lo suven'  Tlie I raiisfei* liook ol I Iio I'ompiuir ������ ill I"  closi'd iliiriiii; Uie lonr'uuii iluys liiun'ciliaiul'  preeu'lliiK' Midi nieullui;.  Dnli'il at llevi'lsioku. II. C, lliis lUlli day in  Kubruary. A. I>��������� 11KI3,  W. M. IlliOWX, ,1, M. SroTT,  l're.*ldoiil. Si'i'iutur.'  _t_l..|tt:u  NOTICK.  Xutu'i! In lu'ivliy i������lvo������ that, tliirty ilayH aftm  Into I iiiU'inl lunpply to tlu������ I'liU-f Cuiiuulssinnt-i'  of l.tui-U aiul Workrt for a fpL'i'ial liconou (.n ciit  uml carry uwuy timlier from lho rollitwluKtlo-  .scrltu'-l lamls, sihiait-.i tut Uiulnooii Civvk; a lrl>  tnitary of Ailtuut* rivvr, l.iiloool Dihtrict, H.C;���������  1. Coiiimenoiiij; al a iio.st luiu'Ut'ii "I', C. UoiiiX'  las's noith (*iiht. comor post," pltMil.ftl nt tin1  north oiiil of nud^uttn l,:iuo ami on woul nIiIi-of  i-n-vil; Iht'iicrn sontli tji������ I'lialns, thuncu wort W������  t'lialiiri, MiLMiro north ������������ chains, thencu cast SO  chain:* to point of commuticcmcnt.  il. Otiiiutioiiriiiff nl. a po.st* markctl "T. C. llouj**  la.s's north west corner post," plank-il nl thu  north uml of J)n.|^oti luku ami on ciihL Ittuik n(  crock: thencu south St) chain.s, thencu east SU  chains, thcuco norlh i... chaiiw; thuncu west BU  chain*', tn pointof oonuncucumcnl.  .!. Cniumeiiuing at a post nunkcil "T. C. Douglas's itouth wcsl corner post," planted tm tho uuhI  bankof Dinl^uim crock at fool, uf J)mlj:con lako;  Ihuucj norlh tiU chains thuneo cist ������o chains,  llit. iu s nith'it) i linn-*. HitiiLc wl^.1 bl) ilmns to  point i f louiuunn uiml  1 ( lillULUtllli! it I pnst in nl id t C Pong  1 is s soulli l ist Loin i pit I pl Ult nl tm thc c i -.I  h ink of im.lt,tou (utk ut font of J)inlt,t ������ui J iKl  tliLULi m ith MJ tliuiw, tliLiu o wtst so chains,  tht net. south fall lIiiiiis thciicc uit bO (.hiiuslo  pt ml nf cuiuniLiu tincnt  r    (onnncmuu it i post muKtil' 1   C Pong  li\*-i s uoith west tm ut i pn*-l pl llltttl till lilt, west  liiuktif  Piutf.ton  (ltd.     iliout   twu iiiiIlh north  l)Ull���������Lt)ll I ike  till DLL suulh $0 til lliis   thcuu C 1st  &u lIiiuim IhiiKt uoith si) t hauls, thtnit, wcstbU  ih uns to point of uuninuiu incut  0 CnnnniiH ing it i post nuikul ' J (J. Po������,x  1 is s Uoith (. 1st t uim l linst pl intuit ou thu wesi  li ink of Dudgeon (luik, Lhout two milLSiHiith  DmUt on 1 ikt thiiiic south Mt ch uns, tliinit west  Ibi) chiius ihtiiLu n nlii bOch uns, thciicc c 1st bO  t limn to point ot coiinuuiiuuuit  7 Comuicnun^ at t post ni nked * 1 ( Poug  1 is s south wist coinei post planted on tht \\csl  hiuk of Piul^con iicck iin ui two mills north  fiom DiuUcnn 1 ikt thim o noith 100 ch mis,  thuKc cast 10 ihuiis tluucu south 100 t ii un1*,  tlieuco west 10 ih inib to point of couuncncomcnl  S Loniuiciicin^ il ipost niukid1 1 C Doug  1 is s south c ist iniuci post pl mted onUtu'wc^t  hank of I)i������U'( nn uuk ihnut two miles uoith  fiom I) Milton la) t ttnmc noith SOclmnis, tin ncc  west su cli un t, then^c south bOeh uns, thence c ist  bO eh uus lo point of comuicutcmLiit  ���������l Ci'iniiLUt limit i posliuaiktd " 1 0 Dniti;  las s noi th e ist (oi nei noil pi uiti d on tin c ist  liin'v of Puilci on ticik, ihout foin luiles noith  fiom Dml^eou lake them-, south &0 ch uns, theme  west bll eh uns tin mc ninth SU thuns, tlience cast  bu chaius to poinl of i omnicuecmciit  10 f omincncni^ at apost in ukid * 1 C l>niv  11������> s so ith c isl coi nt r post pl uilcd ou lho c isl  bide of Piultfcnn cutk, vlioiil foui miles north  from PiuiKeou like, thenct noith bO chains ;thcmc  w est SO ih uus thence hoiilh bO eh uns, thence cast  S<) ch uus to point of lomnioncemiut  11 Commenting it a post in uked (l C Don;:  lass jouth west tutnci post planted on thc cast  bulk of Dudgeon creek ibnut foni miles noith  fi nn Puduxon liki th* ������u t ninth 1(!'������ eh uns  t lui) e us -10 chains thonce south 300 ch uih,  tiieutc west, iu chims to point ut commencement  D ited Un-, 21st Januurj, 100j  No. 241  CKUTIFICATK OF THK  IlKGISTHATION OF  AN KXTltA-PttOVlNCIAL COMPANY.  "COMl'ANIKS ACT,'1S07."  I 1TKHKP.Y CKHTTFV.thut tlio "Munday Lum-  hor Company!' has this ilay Iweii registered as an  Kxtra.l'rovinclal.Conipany miller thu ���������.."Companion  Ait, u*J>7," to carry out nr effect till or nny uf tho  objects of tin; Company tn".vrlilch the legislative  atahority of tho Legislituro'of ilrltlsh Culnintda  extends. 'i ��������� *'..;,/'  The head ofllce of thu Company Ih sUnato at tho  City of lliiulfoitl, in the Cutuity, orMcKcan ami  slMteof INMinayJvanla. ��������� *\. -���������  Th������' luiioiint nf tho capital of the Company in  tlfty ihousnml dollars, tiividud Into live hundred  ���������tiurcs of one hnmlrctl dollur-j ouch.  'I ho head otlicu of the Company In this Province  is silmitc ut Imporial llauk ltlock, hi tho City of  Kcvdstnkc,uud llcorgoWmlth.J^Carter, UarrUter  Ll.latv, whoso a i Id loss is Itcvel^toko, Is the* attorney for tho Company (not empowered to ins no nml  transfer stock)." ���������,���������:���������*  .... ������.���������._���������. tif-tho existence of the Company Is  tlfty (*'������i) yoars.*  (liven under my hand and seal of olHce at Vic-  l.oiin, IM-ovluco ot Itritish Columbia, this 1st day  of February, une thousand lritiojmudrctl ami tho.  [b.S.] S. Y.IWOOTTON,  licglstrartif JolntSUick Companies.  Tho nb,leels for whicli the-.Company has been  established and registered,are for tho purposo of  buying, selling and dealing In- timber, timber  lands- tracts, borlliH,Hcenci)*4, trues both down and  stamiing, wood, bark, logs aud lumber, aud pro-  diieingaud mamifactnriiig therefrom all kinds of  hiiniu'i', shingles - mid hoards, ami all other mer-  clianlabto prodttctsof lho forest; ,aiu I to those ends  to purchase, lease and acquire; ami In its corpor*  ato namo to take, hold, convoy. nnd dlsposo of  such lands, timber, trees, wood; logs, bark, lumber,  timber berths, timber limits,, timber licences,  rights or grants, ami such other real estate of personal properly aa may bo necossury for tho pur  po.ses of ils organization, and-to construct, erect,  maintain any ami all such waterways, roads,  bridges, boats, rafts, dams, .booms, buildings,  machinery aud othor appliances as may bo necessary or convenient .in iho ..conduct ami management of slid hnsiuc-ss ami the tmnspoitalion of  tin pi Jtluels luiiitiunul feblt)l>0d  feb 10  1   C   DOLGLAS  J. Bourne5 First Street  All subscriptions to Tm*:  IiKVEI_=TOKt: Hkbald ".'HC now  fliie nnrl the i..aii.is<?������'e!lt would  con.side;* it a favor if siib-  ���������sciilK-rs would ffovetn lliem-  ���������-t'lvos accouling!}* and itniit  ���������v   wiihont ftitther dcl.iv.  s  VV*VVV^*i������^/^*A������N'^SA������^^i^*^/S^^������V>^^/  II. M.  morning  Ontario.  "W. Fleming lias a staff of mon  repairing his residence which wiih  recently visited by fire.  The speech from the Throne wns  pivssed in the local legislature on  Tuesday without a division.  Dr. Morrison is about to move from |  bis present rooms  to  those next door l  over  the  Lawrence   Hardwate  Company's new store.  The steamer Piper is making one  trip daily between Arrowhead and  Comaplix, .despite reports to tlie  contrary.  The "cobweb" social at the Presbyterian Manse on Tuesday evening  under the auspices of tho Ladies1 Aid  Society was a great success.  In the hockey match last Friday-  night Nelson defeated Revelstoke by a  score of 7 to 3 in one r.f the fastest  games ever played in the city.  Hon. F. XV. Aylmer, Dominion government engineer, is in town on  business connected with thc proposed  work ou tlie river.  A man named H. Bonnar was  -brought in on Tuesday from the Big  Bend with both feet badly frozen. So  far he is progressing as favorably as  can lie expected.  J. A. Buckham, of tbe Buckham  Drug Company, came down on Saturday last from Golden on business in  connection with the above. He may  possibly be here for some time.  1'hi'iino.    Next issue the Hetar.n  will  publish -Mr. Taylor's speech in full.  On Tue-day last Constable It. Upper  brought a destitute Swedish family,  i*oiiMNiim_c of husband, wife and three  children l'linii UaU'ii.L Uay to Arrow-1  bead, wheie tliey were installed in n, '  house, the father promising to go to  work at once.  Mr. J. P.. Bottorfr, of the KI wood  Tinworkers Gold Mining Company,  arrived from lln' east on .Monday  jna!___ulntr]gjzriiin���������____ Hl____i-;i_ted _t.|_K'_S_i 1 vev  Dollar propei ly at ���������l*'j.**"li"CreeE_6S1itty  on Tuesday ami Wednesday ret urn in;;  to ttevel/toke. Thursday nij-ht." He  will prtieeer! to his home in Elwood,  Indiana, on Friday morning.  1200  1200  TO CHOOSE FROM  25o. Each.  Writings  Best Known  From   all  Authors.  the  Join  Our Library,  io   cents a   Change.  Only  Walter  Bews,   Phm. B.  l.ItC������OIST AND STATIONBK.  Afl'Ncxt lo lhe Hume block  T. P.. Baker left, on Sunday morning's train to take up his new position  i as nrii'.-'iger r'f the Trout Lake branch  of th������ Imperial Hank. XVt; unite with  Mr. Bilker's friends in wishing him  every success. A farewell was tendered him at the Kevelstoke Club, of  which he is a .member, on Saturday  evening.  Thesudden dent h occurred on Friday  last of one oi' ; he best, known. Oiiiiige-  ineii of the piovince, when Hobert  Brechin, sr.. after an illness of only-  live hours, passed away. He has been  acting for the past year as organizer  for th'e order in British Columbia. At  the time of his death he was at, Sandon,  engaged on his tour of inspection of  the lodges of tho province preparatory  l.o tbe opening of the giand lodge at  Vernon this month.  G. S. McCarter attended a sitting ot  the. Court at Kamloops hist week.  .Judge cSpinks presiding. Thc only  case of-, importance was an action  brought by the Calgary Milling Company against A. Bel lee K in the .Supreme Couit and remitted to the  County Court for trial. Judgment  was given for the company for the  full amount of their claim and costs,  which are heavy. Mr. McCarter for  the company, Mr. Appelbe for the  defendant.  Certificates of registration have been  granted by the registrar of joint stock  companies to Fagle. Itiver Lumber  Company and. Mundy Lumber Company operating at Three Valley Lake  and incorporated under American  la.WH. The head ol'lleo of eneh company is at Bradford, Pennsylvania,  and tlie registered of.lce for t liis Province is at. Revelstoke and O. S. McCarter is the registered attorney for  both companies.  Mi     Justice*   Moinson    bis    giM.n  judgment in t,i\oi ol the U n ooi Lum  j hei-  Coi-ip mj   in  the .ulion laou^ht  against   them   bj   G*   I*.   IS lglc on Ihe  'nppli.   tion in ide b\ Nigletoset is do  (the- tegistuu _,   lepoit       'lhe    Judge  j hold.,   thit   the   u'^i-ti u ���������?.   repo.t is  i cornel   as  to the munbei ol >-n ue*- lo  I \\ hieb N ijjlx is  intitlidiu   till oipild  stock ol   the Kmpiie Lumhei Co       Jl.  P.  Dim**    Tv C , and   I    M    Seolt.ip-  peand foi   N.igle md F C.   "\\ ide, K  C. and 0    S    McCutit    ippenedioi  the com pan j  Re\   C   Jf  ^r  Sutheilaiid will issist  at   the    inni-.ei*s u\    sei\iccs    ol   lhe  j Methodist CiiuiL.li   it Silmi'ii Ann ou  iSundiy   ncM       Jtc\     A\      C   Cildei  I will otlii i ite toi iri   Siithi ll.wul  it Ihe  {local Me.hodi-t ( liuit'i Sund ij nioiii-  ing, nnd Rt x    Tm, i- liuslii 11, oig ini/i i  for   the   J.O   &  T,  will   onupy   thr  pulpit   in   thr   .nenmg.     Mi   Bushi 11  will   il-,)   Icttme  rm \lond ij t'icnui.r  iu tb *   Pn-bi ten in   Chuitii  and on  'I'lieKil i. mv(_ iing in tlu_,Sxlwtmn  Anin li ill \li Ilm-h-ll h is her n on  the platfoi m fm in mi, \<.us ml is i  most inle'est ing mil pou> i lui -pe iki i  UisHiib|i(t is ol (list impoit nice mil  large mile tires should hi.u lum t ol-  lections t ik< ii  NOTIOE.  In lhe mitloi of tin Art icupLCluiK cut un noils  '"'" '""        '        bom,; Cllipter'12  in ri nu liLMtrilili i\ itir-i  1-  S C  1SS0  Notici is lieiel)' ki\cii Iliat one month nRn  (liti tin HiMlitokr 1 uniliLi ( oiupiii., I.unitiii,  Mill upph to tin (Kjiiini)i in Conniil iimlir tin  I>rmi*.lii-l*. of till iiIiom iiiontionul Altfin ijmilo  \ilofplin. foi tin nm.tiiiutiou of loitaui iiin-i  mil Imiiiii*. for R-illioim,', boniiiui-; mil haliliiiK  1 ?������ mil Liniliir in tin Onliiinlii i rn ir it nn m u  tin pi inukuiinii i*. till Hii; I ilih mu tin Citv  of l.i.il.tokl JJnti.li Culiimbi i imiltlmt.ml  Loinpim ln\i ilipositid plans ot tlio uorkspiu  liu.iil to In (on.tinitiil mil nli .uip-inn of tlio  *.iti*tiiniiif i*, iii|inrnl h\ tin Mul Vet *Mtli tho  Mnii**_ii uriMililii Uoils itottm i, oiituio, mil  uilli lho I.i_<istiu of J__ti������l litli. ut J.ilsi.n  l.nt^li (.oliiinhi i,  I) Uul   it  KiMlstoU, B   C    this Sth ills of  Jiljiuirj   110) '  II-KMA, MiCARJ'I It &, PINKHAM,  fib 11) lin Solmtois foi thu Applicants  Patent Stump Burner  Kd Ad in ii tinned Sund >-, moin ng  from the Coi*-t. uinu In had In in  for thiee mi < ks aii.iiiging loi p tn nis  locou'i hi- stump bin ii'i ������hi<li In-  inv;*nl."f1 'lhe pnt< nts I iki n out  covei ( in id i and the 1 mini ������itilr*.  il U i    ) il 'li i    i 'i i il li -    iu I   I  uiiidi in lin iit\ (omoiiiiv md tin  next I��������� .' tie* llHI'Mfl Ik | < ii tn b>  able to _;!.! full p.ll 111 III lis of the  invention  Shakespeare Society.  At tl.e nm il vwekl} m* i ting of ih(  abovi -or k I , tonight Mi 1. I( Atkins  will gm in i <--uiy on lh< pl iy * King  Henrj IV Dincussion nmti rl fiom  those .itlinding  tytytytytytytytytytytytyty  %-For Ladies |j  ty of Taste ty  tn_r 4    J idifH nl in waiif   thr    1 mt tfft  thtu   -t     frr      fir-"        loll   L-Snjn, ���������**  \t\\\ m     J'uiN      foili r     Wnii r *J7  jIv I ''     v mi v- i nt to   m i   Ll (   SU i k /  Noxrois.  Notito n hcitl)> f:i\un tint tho mn.crsmiMl  Iii\l -iilnniLtciI to thi. I mtui int, Cri.it-rnui in  ( niifttil n pinpo-tl unclti thcpiovisifriwtif Uie  JI\\lt> mil shciiiM \ct f_.i tin ck miiii; uul  it iiuuiii/ ni nl^Ltii. lion-, fit.in Musniuto Cntk  liLtutLii Anou like mil t Mosquito I iko, AU-l  i j'������ \v, nilf.i mil ni,; tliu MiuulIU f(������ nft  in,; uid-Iruing linn.un logs timliLi lumbir infls  niul trifln uul fm riLCtnij; lih! in imt iiiiiiw  liHiiHf������i Im-lnm sorting iind ikIi\criiiK loirs mill  tiinhu liniiikht iIiihiisiihI mtrnixl foi utticlim  in im-jti tht shun ������ of in iti tuck uid said Aiiuw  I ike ftir *-1 nl piirpu-M s  Hit JiiihIh in Ih ulh aid 1>\ ������ild uoik arc. lots  Jitnm|������pj in CriMip uhu on llu oditi il plan uf  I\m_u.im> J>Htri(tanil Criiwn \niuU  llu u.ti of t(.]1r4 jnopos-.ll U hu charKetifiiL  -lUlll ftHIIM> I.l H\ul h> tht JlldgLOf thttomiU  i   Milt uf KuolLIUI^  J>Ht. i 1 cl innr\ &th, am  J Hi; > ML COH MIJIA LLM1JI Ft COM PAW  MiTOyjd LIM1ILD  1   NOTICE.  ^otid1 is lioidlij  gi\ui tli il lliitU ihi\ri after  dute 1 intend to ipplv t\> tht- Cliitf CoinmiMbionur  of I ILlllIi   lllll   A\()lks   for    l   SptLlIll   IicLUSL to Lllti  <ind cms  u������ i>  tnuhor fumi  the following  dc  sciihcd I inds in Lilluuct DistuCt  \\ C  1 < niiniicntm^ it a post mailed * G loi go A  Tiiinineii south eist loi nei post, ind pl inUd on  tlio wet luiik of the Lppei Adams Uivci almtit  thut\ niiiL miles ibo\e Adunsliku thenee* inn th  SU ell uih UlLiice WL&t SU th uns, tlicntL hiinth bO  ch uiti, tliLiico cast faO chains to place of com  niencuiicnfc  2 Cuiimioiicin,; it i post muked * f.eoigo A  I imineii soutii west coi nei post, pl mted on the  west h ink of Ad una u\ei iljuutthnU nmo miles  atio\c Ail una lake, theni eiiortli 80 eh uns theneu  e lat bO chims, thcuec south SO cli uns thenee  v. Lbt bU cli uns to pl ico of commencement  ���������J romnieneing at i post milked ' George A  Liuumeis norLh e ist coinei post, pi mted on tliu  west biiik of Ad ims liver, ibout thut} nine miles  aho\ c Ad una lake, theneu south SO chains, theuce  went SO chums theuce north SO eh uns, themo east  SO chims to place of commencement  4 Commencing at a post marked "George A  I annuels uoith wcbtcoiuci post, pi mted on the  w est b ink of the Uppei Ad uns 11\ ei ibout thu t>  nine nnles ibo\e Ad uns liko, thence south SO  chims thence east SO chains thcuco noith SO  ch un>>, theneo west SO chains to the plieo of  commencement  1) ited 1-jth daj of January, 1005  feb IC GLOltGE A   LAMMER&  ���������"Wall pi pei! "Willi paper! If you  want wall p.Lpci see huge stock at  Howbcm'b iuimtuic stoie.  ^o 24o  CLUIllICAii: or   lllL'lUXilbllllllON OF  AX IA1UA.PK0VIN0IAL COMPANY  'Co^pwits ACT,"1S97  I 1TLIU l\\ CLULI1 Y that the "Kaglo Iti\cr  J mnbu Compiu> has this da> been icgititered au  an 1 \U i Pk \lii( i il Com^iuiy undei the 'Com*  pinicb A* t, 1S07, to uui) out or elicit all or any  of the object-i rf the Compuii) to which tlie Ugis  litno mt Inn il j of tlio Jiegwlituro of iintish Col  uiiibia e\.tLuds  Mil he id otlucof the Compiuy is mtmitt at tho  Cit % of Ui idfoi I in tho Count} of McKcan, and  Stale of Pcims\h inlti       f^^V  I ho imouut of tho 'cftpitAl of lho Company Ih  [\\a limiilrtd thouiuul dolhUH, di\lded Into the  tlnm-mud shaies of one hupdied doll us each  'J he he id ofheo of the Coihpany in thin ProWnco  is situate it Impel i il lhuik Block, hi the Cit) of  ]ti\clst< kc, aud Ucoigt Smith McCaiter, bairister  it law, whosc^addiess is Jto\el������toko, in tho .ittor-  nc\ foi the Company,(not empowed to Ihsho and  liaiisiti stock) ���������- "i\\('  lhe time of the e\tstcnco^of the Company ih  ilft\ CitOxcais'  Gi\cn timid \\\\ hand and aiul of office it Vic  toin PioMiiceof hritlhh ColuiDhii, this first day  of Ichiuai), ono thousand liiue^lutudred aud fl>e  H s]  &<Y^\001TO>,  llogistr ir of Joint Stock Companies  'lho objects foi  winch tho Company lias been  established and icgi-^teicdaie  Loi the pui pose of buung, selling and dealing  in timbei, timber lands, ti acts, bin ths, licencea,  (both down and standing) wood, baik, logs ami,  lumber md pit'ducm^ and manufacturing thcic-  froui all kinds of lumhei, shingles aud boards, and  ull othei mc reh mt iblc products of thc forest, and  t<> those inds to puichasi, le ise" and acquire and  ui its coi potato name to take, hold, como) and  di^po-M. of such lauds, timber, trees, wood, logs,  bilk Iiimbei, tinibei Ik i ths, timber limii-s, timber  1 cuncca lights oi grutts, and such other real  efatule oi pei son il propeit) as may be necessary  foi the purpobcsof-^its oigam/atiou, and to eon  htinet, erect, lmuutain anj uul all such water-  wa\s, rouU, budges, bouts, r ifts, dams, booms,  buildings micliuieiv aud other appliuu.es, as  iu l\ I.l ueces-*. li \ oi com cuicnt in tht! conduct and  in m igcment of baid busihcss uid thu transportation of thc products mentioned feb itJJUd  TENDERSrWANTED.  rcmlcrs v. lUbc recehed until May 1st, 1905,  for uno House und lot -iluatul In tho town of  Itu.olstoko, Jl ti , known as thc reuldcnco of  I miik Jlnriiuul on lirsl htruut, bi more fully  {ft sen bed in deed fruni C J' K  'ILKlis���������One-third (ash, bulance to bo paid  iu monthly insiiilni(.iits, Iwenu Dollars per  inouLIi,on th- lirHt dai of c*.cr} mouth \\ith  *c\en ]i(.r cent interest until liaid Thc present owner will nincc deed in a Kevelbioke  bunk wiih Initruitlons to hand deed over to  j urOiU'-.cr when all xnvMiients ha.e been made.  Ainaikcd (heck on either of the lievelhtoke  banks forlwcntj flic Dollars must a.company  uu h tender. Checks returned if tender not  a< ccpiei.1  lhe highest or any tender not necessarily  ai i cpted  AUdicss all tenders to  F. BARNARD.  Otterville, Ont.  feb-10 lm  ���������Fish smoked <iud salted, all kinds ab  O. B/Hume & Co's.  ���������Don 7'fpi get that Howson's furniture  btore is the pl.iceto see a large stock  of carpels aud linoleums.  Business Locals  Smoke Brown's "Special"  Cigar.  - M iit i   Vitu lm il.f isl food, l.'i cents  l p ll kll"C fill  C  J3  Jim  -Itfiid tht l)i������ ii(ULilisr>inenl, Dm  (.nod J. u n'iin*., on lmnt page, C. J3  Hume <V, Co  ni  Kii(ln> nnd fealuuliiy nl  i.   e i   , -  AC  Co -t  - H tjiK'Hiis ill J)i y  lliiini ft. Co's.  Goods,   at  0.   H.  - C B  ffunic .v. Co  Sl.id i SIkk  ��������� fl,uid\   Uoy  III HA lh ot.lte.  - VOU!     (lLlllt  lllLllllllll' HlOIC.  licidquaileib foi  Wanted, uppl) at tbe  is   good   ftt  Uowbon s  Don't Buy  A Piano  Ontii You  See and  Try ltl!  11 i  tth i  ���������.*��������� im  Hi. Llu  1 ililif'iln I'flfilitl'rv to  mi linn1*;-! n lik li 11 nu llii  iiu li lvi all tlio ri f'tiisiLe .  ty Red Gross *  X Drugstore *  ty .I.QUIXAN, Munu|!cr.   . ^  tytytytytytytytytytytytyi  Smoke Brown's  " Marca  Vuelta " Cigar.  - !!7-pi. re dinnpi sets S10. $10, and $iJ8  11 (    13   Hume & Cos.  Smoke Brown's Union  Clear.  ���������C-Ossmiin'8 change of ndvt. is too  lute for this week. Itis big stock of  spring goods arc here and the cases  will be opened in a day or two, watch  Cre-t-uimii's announcement next week,  which will be printed in the Heraxd,  Cressman tho Tailor is up-to-date,  If, in the near future, you anticipate purchasing a PIANO, or if  you are musically inclined and  appreciate hearing and seeing  an instrument that will appeal to  you, call at our Warerooms and  lr> the new, artistic PIANOS  just arrived from the Best Factories in Canada. v  REVELSTOKE  INSURANCE AGENCY  LIMITED.  We Handle  Nordheimer  Williams'  Newcombe  Steinway

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