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 RAILWAY   'M'EN'S   JOURNAL.  .Vol    V.   No    14S  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   AUGUST 14. 1902  $2 OO a Year in Advance.  Fresh  Groceries.  We are thc largest buyers  of GROCERIES in the  North Kootenay, and are  therefore, able to offer the  very best goods produced  in the world at the very  lowest prices. Although  times have been hard during the past year, our business has been the largest  we ever had in Revelstoke,  which is very encouraging  to us.  i  This year we have made  arrangements which will  enable us to give our customers better prices than-  ever before. ,  if*  W. G. & R.  Shirts  ��������� *.*- ���������       "    ' -   .      These Shirts -are  recog-  ' *'. nized   to be   superior to  -  - ��������� any. made- in j Canada for  '  . Style    and    Durability.  '   _  We have them in all the  '. , . -Latest Patterns... ..  '    .  ,i    .. *v    -  Neck Ties  ."���������V i.  f-  *K  The, celebrated C u rrie Ti e  '���������The   Spring 'Patterns  in these Goods have -just  'been received, and for  ' Beauty and Taste, excel  anything   yet   produced  by this Renowned Firm  of Tie Makers.-  Hats! Caps!  \\The"\vor ld-renowned  "������������������Ji*" "*��������� J  Christie and Fedora Hats  A   consignment  in . the  ^-^-^Lsfest-^-Styles^-hasr���������j ust  been-Qjsgned-up.  The Result of a 12 ton Test Gave  the Above Results ���������The Cam-  - borne Group the Biggest Free  Gold Property in the West.  '-With   llie' low   jn icL's  for   le.ul unrt  silvci, lli.it   have    piuv.uled    I'm   miiiii*  time,   the���������liet*   gold   rumps   nt     llu-  Koolen iy have come inlo piominenci-,  aiid.it   piUMfiit   theie   it.   a   iiotit e.ihle  fiicieiise   in   activity   both ,is u.g.ird-.  the mint's, and  ul������o   tlie   ili**vi*lopiiii*iii  work heing   dune  on the  pi oopecl*, nl  Lili.*,   (.1.1*..*..      Ajiiong'lhu tump.*. v> hu h  have tell tins   most -.uongly   tli.it. on  Vish  Cieek   in   Llie L.ude.in, lms been  the loading onr,   and   at  pics-enl.   it is  the liveliest c.unp in the il'sli let.    Tlie  Hist   discovery   of   iiee   mild   in   tlii1-  poition   of   the   L'lule.iu  was in 185)9.  when a number ot cl.inns \\ere lociteil  on 'K'lsh   and   Pool   neuks.      Anion*,'  these   a   iiuiiilier   ol    good  pinpei ties*  have   been   opened   up. .uid   .11 e now  lieing opeiitled.      Those  on ivIiilIi Uie  most extensive wink i������ being duiiu .ne  the   Ciinhoine   Gioup, owned   liy the'  Noi tii western Development Syndicate  Limited;   the   "I'.v.l" sump, owned hy  tlieluipeii.il  DevelopiueiiL Syndicate.  Limited, and the Oystei Gto.ip, owot'i1  hy   iMeasrs."  Pool   .uni  , Young   ..ind  assuLiates, ( *���������;*,'        -  Dm ing.11 visit,to  the  new town ol  Goliiliekls.a.week ngo, a lupi-eaenliiLive  oI'-Thi*: Hjcraco had tlie pltM.si.iie ot .1  visit  to  the   winking* ot. the .tamnns  Camborne group   uiulei   the guidance  of   the I'oiem.ui   of   the woiks, I). J.  Kennedy ami U. F. Periy, manager ol  the Goldfields townsite.    It  was "just .1  year pieviuus that a visil, waa in.uie U  this s>aine   property,   then   under  the  management, ol   A.   F.^Roseiibcrgei.  who Was Lhe iirst iiiinnij-.'.ni.iii to grasp  the srieutness of   the   big Jtc-c milling  t;old ledges, on IJJsli ci_ei;U^ti,iJiiit,iiy .to  Gol'dheidsT*"TGe" v\o*k 'then donV li)  Mr. Rosen bergei and.twenty men was  most satisfactory- and established the  'extent o!   the*"tiee gold oie liodies'anil  theii magnitude.    Tlie'outtonie oi l.tst  season's work was  the   flotation   of .1  strong company to woik this pi open y  and   tlie   Noi lhu ostein "(DeveIi'ipinenl  Syndicate,* LimiLed,   tool*    hold ol  it.  Afler the con.pany was well launched,  Mr. Roseiiheigor  lesigned, and   li. Z.  Block,   ot   Hancock^   -Mich.,   a .large  stock   holder,   was   appointed   to  the  management.      Mr.   Bioek  e.uly this  spiing visited the piopertv   and   altei  sizing things up generally inimeciiatelv  oidered-an   eleeli'ic   plant   and tin ee  Durkee   elettnc    dulls,    and   in   two  months time tlie plant  was set up and  the drills poi.ndmg^ thp face of the hig  (gold ledges.    \\ hat a change 111  a tew  short' months.      Three k months   .-go  there,was scarcely a sign of hie 011 the  east of  Fish   rivei   in   the vicinity of  this-bier   group   of  gold   uie  claims  sh ipe tin *..iwing lumber fur the  ei'ei imn nl hiiildiii,r- m the mines nnd  at G-ildlield-. The Xtn I hweslei 11 Development S> minute, 1,united, have  .it qui! ed a hall uili'ie-i 111 llie new  Inwn nf Gnlilllolil*. Iioiii lhe uwnei.s  .Me-.**is. H V. IVuy. wlm i**. nianiiger  nt   lhe   town-ale, I''. .1.  Goldsmith and  A     .IllllllMIII  Tin*   (Jiiiibouu*   gioup   iL   is  Hi inly  believed, hy .ill   iiiiiiiligiuieu ivliu huve  I1111I   tin*   pleiiaiue  nl   looking ovet the  tjimiiiil. In lie  tin* biggest f 1 ee   milling  *-r 1 > 111 me pi opertv in the w est. and Unil  111.1L lieliel it,  entei t lined   by I he ��������� "in  puny   i*-   evidenced    by    the eneigetR  111 uinei  111 -.iliiifi they aie pushing the  ��������� lev eh'.pi .ent.     The priT-pf. t *, ol   laige  diviileii'ls in llu*  veiy  ne.n   Inline are  mo-L eut oiiragim;. and  Tub   Herild  beliuvisih.il Mi.   Uiockiti a lew shnit  iniiiilli*, will In* ibli* to rlcni'onstriite the  iil1iiii*-5   ut   liu*   Mee gnkl oies nt   the  Fish    Kiver   i imp   to the uio-t.   pessi-  inisiii.      Alio'hei   m.iMei    winch  the  sviiilu.ui.*   upei.itiug   I hi*   pioperty is  sei iiin-.lv 1 i-n-iill-ring is the Liaiispoi ta  111111 pi iili'em.    Atpiesenl the tovvnul  UiiUllii ids    and    tlie   O'lliilioi i.e   group  ���������ne 1 c u Led , by   wagon   road (8 111 ilea)  ��������� t iiiii   Uihii iplix. at.   Lhe   head of  deep  water   navigation.      As   soon   as  llu  1 amp vv ill  wai Taut Llie   Nm ihwe-tei'ii  Development syndicate will undertake  tlie ( oiistiucl mi. of an  elei trie car line  I nun   Cum.iplix   to    Goldiields.     The  t liiiipany at, their holdings on Meiilien-  11.1k uoi'k h ive suiliLieiit water povvei  in   neneiate   Llie   electaK.iLy    tor   this  piupiiM*   as well   as   lor tiie sine e-s*liil  iipei.itUMi    of   then'   slump   mill   and  s.tivinill, ami all purpuses at the mines.  The new town nt   Goldfields which is  situated 111 Ibe heart nt the gold camp,  nnd   ad joining   the   Camborne group,  will lu- in tii1- woi ils oi   a   well known  casi-.ui miiiMig man "one oi   the most  iiTOilei 11  aiuT up-tu date  laiie cities in  wtsLci ti Canada."    LoLs aie ii'.w  being  1 leaied   tor   Lhe   election   ol      hotels,  stoies,-pi ivale  lesidence**. etc.. which  will    gu   up   within    thu   'icxl. mouth.  The* i\ ne   im'   lighting the siiuets and  business houses in lown   is now on the  gioiiud and will be s-lietilit'd fi0111"the  poles 111 a few   weeks.     The   pipes   tor  carrying   the.'water Iioiii ..the. Hume  and dam on  Munhupiiirk CieeUnv ill be  laid 'this   i.ill.   The   siwni'll   will   lie  running lull tuueaud  tlie  delay  finun  li'iinber'    neLess.iry    to     insure   "the  consti nction   ul   buildings   will   be   a  tiling .of   the   pasL.    The     Gunibc.ine  '.jrioupol mines will employ I his wintei  tipwaulsol   2'J(J men,  while just acioss  .the liver the  FA a and  Oj'sLer  gioups  will have a.lm: pay toll .ill tiibutaiy Lo  GVildlielils     Thus, it, is  s.nd.  in   ,*. lew  iiiC-.tilhs'- the -banner " gold   camp     oi  ,1-tiilish   Golumiii.i    will   lie      is '  well  known    to   the   pulWic    as    Rnsslaiid.  Itogei* FfPeri y, who is munagei ofthe  townsite, is pulling fuilli evi-iy   etfdit.  to clear the ground and make  pr*epai-  alion  for the  giading  ni  slt'ects  and  other public impi oveuients.  Constable. Young, of Nelson;  is Seeking Evidence in jthe  Case Against Rosei Accused  of the Murder of Cole.  Chillies YV." Young, tlie provincial  constable atliiched to headqiinrtcis  stall'at Nelson, spent a day or so in  this city looking up evidence lo be used  by Ihe ciown pioaecutoi in the case of  Rex. vs. Hose, in which the defendant  is 1 haigetl with tlie nun der ol John J.  Cole at >" ikusp recently.  During hij'st'iy heie Constable  Young intc> viuvvud n number ol  Kiisslaiiders ���������with whom Rose i.s  acquainted. No testimony of prime  importance is likely to he obtained in  Ibis ciLy'for obvious reasons, the  delendaiiL having been away for some  lime prior to the terrible affair at  N'ikusp and h-iving no apparent  motive fur having, committed such a  mine tli.it could have oiiginatedin  this city. The state is now working  up its ease iigiiinst Rose, but the date  ol ihe trial has noL heen  fixed  as, yet.  Kossl.indeis take special interest in  the case by le'ason ol Lhe fact that the  nuuderea man and prisoner chaiged  with Lhe deed: resided in .this ciLy aL  vinous inteivals and had many acquaintances here. Alexander Smith,  ol the Ho1Tni.ui House was a partner  of Coles, and.wiLh others is following  Lhe case with keen interest.  Tlie attorney-general lins the case  i'or the prosecution in hand, as ,is  n.iLnial under the circumstances, but  if,private aasistance weie. requited to  feiret out thestoiy of the murder and  establish the'. lespoiisilnlit.y toi the  killing, this .would undoubtedly he  foitbcoining, us the deceased--' man's  bi other is 11 iiiagnatejbf the great sLeel  Lrust who is iiite_il as 'a '���������millionaire iii  .Mieijsigap," '.vhei1.-'.lie is identified witli  Lhe gei-.i-ial management ot the iron  properties worked by Lhe Kig corpoi-  fition. Under the'ciiciiiuslaiices, how.  ever, not lung'o{ tins kind is lequired,  as the stale looks atloi the prosecution.'  ���������Rossland Minei.  RY. ACCIDENT  On the Nakusp & Slocan Branch  ���������Engine Crashes Through A  Bridge Killing Engineer Con-  nacher���������Brakeman Injured.  A serious wieck, occurred on tlio  Nakusp and Slocan Railway last  Tuesday afternoon in wliich James  Oonnachur, one of tlie best known  locomotive drivers in British Columbia  losL liis life. It appears that bush  fires, which are raging in that disti ict,  set fire'to a small biidge and burned  out the tinibeis below, leaving the  biidge to all appearances intact.  Engineer James Comiacher was  not aware of the damage to the  bridge a nd proceeded to cross as  usual when his engine crashed  through, followed hy some of the  cais. The engineer had not.time to  make good his escape and was  crushed to death by Uie wreck. The  fiieman, Chess Clark, however, wns  f-irtiinate in being able to jump, and  escaped with but tew bruises. The  hraketiinn and baggageman, the Huit-  Aijj understands, were both seriously  injured, but to what exteno it is  unable to state at thia writing. All  along the line the news of the death  of Jim ' Connacher will be received  with many regrets, for the deceased  was one of the most' popular and  tuistwoithy employees of the C.P.R.  in the mountains.  . Furniture Sale. -",  ���������FOR SALE���������A number of bedsteads,  inattrasses and spi ings, all nearly new.  Tlie gooda can be seen at the residence  of Mrs. McCallum, three doors east of  the'Molson'a Bjjnk.    *     '       a.I*A3w  ���������A new stock  of staple diy goods at  C. B. Hume & Co's.  *   - ' Card of Thanks ,  We beg lo tender our heartfelt  thanks to all our friends and neighbors  for their expressions of sincere syni.  pathy tendered to us on account of the  sad-los-s sustained by us through the  drowning of onr beloved .daughter  Elsie.  Mb, and Mrs. H. Cooke.  The Hospital Opened.    ^  Tlie hospital was unexpectedly called  into requisition last Thursday, two  accident cases being taken in. Fortunately 'Nurse McKinnon, who has  been sent out by the Victorian,Order  of-Kurses^to take* charge of tlieSvork  here, arrived' the previous day, and  was on hand to look after the patients.  Nuise McKinnon, hails from Char"  lottetown, P. E.I., and comes, highly  recommended, v having _, had huge  experience in hospital work. She  attended for three years the training  hospital at Philadelphia, after which  sho was engaged in V. O. N. work at  Montreal, and later had charge of Lhe  work of -the Order in Hamilton. Onti  Prior to coming to Revelstolce, Nurse  McKinnon opened a small hospital,  under the auspices of the "Victorian  Order of Nurses, aL Siutaluta, Assa!  The Revelstoke Hospital Society has  every reason to congratulate itself on  U nderwear  1 c- i.o, For.Spnng and Summer.  ������*? ..A..well selected consign-  ^ment of_ I reported .Septeji  ��������� r.*iS.  ������  and' EnglishTfihet woolen  ,, '** JjBalbriggan .'and JFI'eece-  ;^Af;jXined t[nderwear; jWt>  , Hand.',"!. 7t  f     c  , Hi  ll������������  iv* _ -rm*   v--**s- ^tc if.-, t r_**    i.Y���������     ,   . - ���������* n  Hosiery ,^,r-  .    KJH     -*. >.*      r<,������"^    A.*-!-    ���������.���������**���������(.'��������� &S-.- ��������� ni.'jr  *���������/'--   Ladies'^and' Gent's* *Hos-  .  iery in  Silk,  Cashmere,  i,i������w"  and Wool."4,HA complete  k~J. *  rts   ^3   -*t ,* tA-ft.  --���������'   stock of the Latest Pat-  r       terns and Beat Quality.  Hardware  ���������      , J    , > 'I     X        1     '   ���������  A  carload   of Assorted  Hardware just  opening  C.B. Hume  & Go.  l^llllMt^J.. U������M H.I^'.U.lMU^T|������Tr.  Today there is one bustle of mining  enterpiise and activity. In two  months an .electaic power house was  built, blacksmith shop, boarding house  flip fifty men, the flume and pipes laid  fro'lp l.fye gi'e:(.(.p.������t' Water povv er rivei  (Menhennick weekj Iti ICootemiy,  giving 500 horse power, tq the pawei  house; thiee big tunnels started, one  of [which is now in 200 feet, 130 feet o1  which was diiven* by the D.itkee  drills in'ope niopth at a cost of less  than'$3.50 per foot. Tills plain tunnel  will have a length of 0,000 fee^t, driven  011 the vein to tap the main ore'shute  at a depth ot 2000 feet. Double tracks  will be constructed in the tunnel and  electric cars will be used to haul the  ore to tfje stamp mill, wliich < at tliis  writing is being e'rsc(.e:| {.'������nvi-'i1ie������'' tl)  the woikhigs and oie bpdies. for the  pmpose of making a thorough test to  determine the pioi.ess _of tieatment  best adapted  to the ore a hhiptiient of  12 tons fiom the Camborne' gi oup was  made by Mr. Brock to the Granite  mill, five miles -west of Nelson. The  resultsLobtained ..-were reported as  lollows:  Feeder sain pie assayed. $14.00 per ton  Recovered by amalgam'n  83 07  "       ���������' concentriitio.n    ISO    '"  Value of concentrates.'.".' 207 20  Gold bullion recovered..,.331!3 ounces  Peicentage of  total values  saved by amalgamation .83 07 per cf.  Percentage of- total -rabies  suved by concent 1 atiun.. 4.7-    "  Total recovery  S7.1       "  ' This mill test wns considered as mon  satisfactory and means much for the  Fiub ri^er camp. The test has demonstrated   that   iho  ore   is sti icily free  milling.  The machinery tor a 10 sUn'p mill  and 500(1 foot neri.il tramway are now  en route to tlie piopeity. and should  he in operation before the end of  September. Last week the machine! y  for the new saw mill with .1 capacity  of 40.000 feet per day was on the way  to the mill site at Goldiields and by  this  date    should   be   practically   iu  RQA1NS  ���������AT-  oung s  For the Balance of August  On All Summer Goods, Consisting of  DRYGOODS, READY MADE CL01HING,      ,  MEN'S EURNISIHMS, BOOIS AND SHOES  MUST CLEAR OUT OUR SUMMER STOCK  During; This Month to Make Room for  PALL GOODS.  -    1  () ^  Your Opportunity to Get  SUMMER GOODS AT A BIG DISCOUNT FOR (ASH  obtaining a nurse of Miss McKinnon's  experience.  Nurse McKinnon explained to a  Hkuali") lepreseul.itivo that it would  lake somo little time Lo get everything,  into first class .running order.  Since tlie opening of tlie hospital four  patients have been under treatment,  one de.il.li having occurred. There  are at present three cases in the  hospital, two mule and one female.  Miss Josephine Leveque is at present  the only assistant Nurse McKinnon  has, and she is consequently kept very  busy. A China man is in charge of  the kitchen audit is the Nurse's flrst  experience with a Celestial, but she  liuds lie gives every satisfaction.  Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays are tlie visiting days, hours from  .'J to 5 p. ni., and a visitors book will  be placed in the hall shortly.  The citizens have every x-eason to be  proud of their efforts and when the  furnishing is(complete Revelstoke will  possess one of the most modern and  beat equipped hospitals in British  Columbia. D  The City Council.  The city council met on Fiiday  evening, all the members heing piesent  except Aid. Tayloi.  McCall Bros, k (Jo., through their  solicitors, wrote asking payment of an  iccouiit for 1310.30. The bill had been  contracted seveial years ago hy the  school trustees, who.-had exceeded tHe  government t jjrutit' to ' that "amount.  While llie" city were'in uo way liable,  it was decided to pay the account in  order to avoid any friction.  _E. Pic.ird wrote asking payment of  scavenging account.���������Laid over till  next meeting.  W. O.Bient. Toronto,' wtote offering  to purchase school debentures at par.  ��������� City will accept same it offer means  par at Revelstoke. * - - -  ��������� The'"Revelstoke" Water. Light'and  Power Co. wrote refusing tbecity'soffer  of-$58,-100 for their plant,' and making  the city an offer to-sell for not less  than $05,000. When this important  mutter ciune up .for discussion-the  mayor,was of the .opinion that it  should be strictly private.* The aldermen present being'of thesame opinioD  the press were asked to let ire.  White Girls" Replace   Chinese.  An important change has come over  the factory of Messrs. Turner, Beeton  & Co., of Victoria, manufacturers of  shirts and overalls. This firm formerly  employed Chinese, but within the last  few months decided for business  reasons that white labor was preferable.  Today some scores of girls work at the  machines in a clean, well ventilated  and well lighted building, which it is a  pleasure to visit. Nor is this all. After  the ' factory started the * Garment  Workers' Union organized the operatives, who are now all members of that  body, receive union wages for an eight  hour day and have a. half holiday on  SatuFdayr*It"is gratifying to"Iearn tfiaF  the change has been satisfactory to the  firm from a financial standpoint, the  work being better done, with a consequent increase of orders. A 'month  after the Chinese were cloaredouteight  new machines'were Irstalled and even  with those the factory cannot keep  pace with the demand.���������Clarion.  Lacrosse.  Next month will he a busy one for  local lacrosse men. * The schedule of  games for the Fulton cup competition  has been arranged and is as follows :<  .Sept. 1, at Kamloops, Kevolstoke v.  Kamloops. ,  Sept. 13, at Revelstoko, Revelstoke  v. Kamloops.  Sept. 17,^ at Kelowna, Kelowna v.  Kamloops.  Sept. 20, at Revelstoke, Kelowna v.  Revelstoke.  Sept. 21, at Kamloops, Kelowna v.  Kamloops. >  Oct. 1, at Kelowna, Revelstoke v.  Kelowna. ���������>  There is  should not  the boys  faithfully, and go in for combination  play. Two-weeks only remain before  the first game of the series and  Revelstoke will have to play their  prettiest in order to defeat Kainloops  on their own ground.  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  The News df the World in Brief  As Received Over the Wires  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  Governor Gage, of  California,  was  arrested at Los Angeles at the instance -  of the   Sau   Francisco 'Call.   eb������rgad  with criminal libel.' He was eveptually  released on a writ of habeas corpus,.  The Canadian government has. Just-  completed their contract witti'aJ ajrodi'  ate of shippingcompaniesfor a monthly .  service   between   Canada  and  South  Africa.   Ships   will  carry  mails   and  be supplied with cold storage."    ,    -.  Wooduiakers, numbering ISO in all,  employed by the Dominion Piano Co.,  of Bowtnanville, Ont., have decided to  strike for an increase of 20 per cent.  in wages, also for recognition of th������  Union. . -       -   '' '������  The International Harvester Co. has'  been organized 'under the lawW of  New Jeisey with a capital stock tff  8120.000,000 to ' manufacture and'Veir  harvesting machinery.'' ~        '-���������' * -"*  Cold**- rams_ hare 'been   falling alt,  through 'Germany for the  past  two  weeks   turning    to     snow   *_in*_   the"'  mountains.     The  harvest just closed  faa^   been    seriously    damaged  'aud1  imports   of    foreign   grain   Will     be*  required. ��������� x      ������������������-       .!_���������-,-  '.������      v  ���������   ���������*l  i  ���������i'������:i  *   -,Wined.and Dined.   '.  ���������   Mr. F. Macbeth of theMolBonsBank,,  who was    recently* "��������� transferred    ae"-  manager to the Calgary branch, spent-  a few days in, the city- this;weak-.* iA'J;  jinniber*;" of < his ..trleridsV'here 'taklnc?'  advantage of his visit/entertained Hjink  to an informal   dinner  at  the  HoteK  Rerelstoke on Tuesday, night.   Durlngi"  the evening Mr.Macbeth was presented *  with a gold headed cane and,a hand^  some set of pipes, as a alight token of  tbe esteem in which lie is held in thia,  city.   Mr.^-Macbeth   was taken soma*.  what*-by 'surprise   and expressed ih.e.  few well chosen remarks his approcm'"  tiou of the presentation arid his ragret*  at'his removal from the city.      ���������      '" 4  Mr.   Macbeth's residence -'tn tha city'  as manager of the 'Molsons. Bank has  been a   comparatively   short-one/hilt'  during that' time  he- made \a host of  friends   who    sincerely*   retfret'. hia"  departuie.   Revelstoke's* loss however  is Calgary's gain.    The Hkrald joins ���������  Mr. Macbeth's-many friends in wishing  him every success in his new homa.   , '������������������  ���������_.<���������-.  '-..iy  " xl  Opposed to Mulock's Bill. * -  Grand Chief Arthur, at Toronto last <  week, in. speaking of the matter, said:,-.  J^'Larn_not_in_favnr__^of___corop������ysoE������Ti  arbitration. I believe/however, that.*  some measure of arbitration * should 1  exist to settle difficulties whan .two *  parties fail to .agree. But labor organ;.-,  izations must reserve the;,right ..tot  strike when the necessity requires ; it..  If we did not have that right-our.,'  organizations would be of little value.',.  Mind, I am not in favor of strikes>inpci  is any man in the movement of Jiaart,.-  but it is useful at times to demonstrate '  our strength in defence of cur membtn,.  when necessary." _  ��������� ���������..   _" ',,, i_ 7  no   reason  why this cup  come   to Revelstoke, and  can   get it if they practice  Grand Excursion.  Another excursion is advertised by  the s. s. Revelstoke next Sunday to  Halcyon Hot Springs. The steamer  will leave the city wharf at 7*30 a.m.  retunrng in the evening. The sale of  tickets is limited to 90. and can be had  at the Canada Drug k Book store.  Fare for the round trip 82; children  under 12 years of age $1. Refreshments and meals can be procured on  board the steamer.  Resolutions of Condolence.   <  At the regular meeting of Selkirk  Lodge, No. 12, I.Q.O.F.. held on* Tues. .  day, August Oth,  the following; reao-'  Iutions were adopted:    "     . ,    " - '      '  Whereas  Almighty v Gpd"  in 'Hia"  infinite wisdom has seen fit to* remova,  the beloved daughter of our friend and'  brother Harry  Cooke:   Therefore b������f  it resolved that we,  the members of  ���������Selkirk   Lodge,   No.' 12; ' I.'O.O.F,;*  extend to our bereaved brother'and'  his wife''our heartfelt sympathy'and  regret that his home has been mad*  desolate.   And be it: further resolved  tbat a copy, of these resolutions be sent  to our brother and also to .the local  papers. -.���������<���������-,     .1  *    - :i   **.     -   . ft     .  Civilian Rifle Ass6datton.  The following scores were made by  those who took part in the shoot atL  the rifle range last Saturday :  SAME                      S  SOO yds  t   500  Total  31  25  es  J. F. Carruthers...  28  27  55  H. A. Brown   29  20  40  A. E. Phipps   27  22  49  E. Moscrop*.   15  23  38  W. Moscrop   20  4  v&  W.Bailey   23     22  J3  9  , 22  G. H. Brock   3  10  13     9  4  2  t. wm, ���������.<i*-is������i;.������-v ���������.,������  Unconscious  Influence.  SKUMON  DV  RES'. GEO. H. HEPWORTH.  For none of us livetli to himself, and  no man dieth to himself.���������Koiuaiis,  xiv., 7.  Sometfady has said that thoughts are  things. The phrase is unfortunate, hu-  caTs-^it is misleading .and inaccurate.  ' This worlfl is made up of things and  forces. Thoughts are more subtle than  mere things and far more potential.  They arc forces which change a man's  life  for  better  or  for  worse.  If vou apply tlie principles of wireless telegraphy to spiritual concerns  you will see tlie full scope of my statement. Wc may safely do this, for there  i3 a spiritual law running parallel to  every physical law, and no man can  ��������� discover a physical law without suggesting a corresponding spiritual law.. In this  ���������way all thinkers stand shoulder to  6houldcr, lifting the vvoild out of the  old into the new.  The wireless teligraphcr tell3 us that  a word or its' equivalent creates a vibration of tlie air. as a pebble creates  a ripple in tlie pond, and this vibration  speeds on its way to the destined terminus, however distant, anil there makes  itself known and felt. Wc arc living  in an age of miracles, or, in other words,  an age of discovery, and this is one  of the startling results.  In like manner a word of scorn or  of praise hurled into the spiritual universe from a heart that hates or loves  becomes a living force, not lost iu tho  general oonfusion a*, a single' note ia  lost in the multitude of sounds, bul.  going straight to the man or woman,  against whom- or in favor of whom it  .was directed. That other heart at tho  further end of tho line, perhaps half  broken by remorse or timidly hoping  for better days, is the receiving sta-  fil>P Qf thia wireless telegraphy. Vour  thought, critical or gentle, strikes that  other heart with an impact which either hurts or helps. Vou may not know  that your thought has taken. 1I3 llight,  that other person may not know whence  it comes, but all the same he is uplifted  pr oppressed by it.  This may seem strange and* even incredible, but wliile it is to-day a possible fact, lt may li������-itiorrow become a  ���������demonstrated truth,7' and the next day  it may change tho whole outlook of  the spiritual world, lt hns the appearance of a miracle, but profounder Uu.wl-  'edge always seems'* miraculous, while in  Vealily we only climb from the lower to  the higher realm ct law, see further and  .understand Uod better.        -     i  'A  spoken  thought   is even    now recognized  as  a  force when  speaker and  hearer are within earsliot',of each other.  'An oath, a compliment, a bit of vocal  flattery go through the ear to the heart  and kindle a iiame of resentment or of  happ.iness.   What you say becomes part  of another man'*; life and  excites  passion or stimulates friendship.   Why nny  there  not  be  a  qu".-kcr   transit     than  the  slow and  dull  car : affords !��������� '.Why.  may  not  tlie  time lome  when  wc can  convey our thoughts without the coarse  medium of words ?   There-arc no words  between  us  and : ho-ven.    A  prayer   is  longing of fhe soul, "uttered    or unexpressed."    Ood  spires  to   hearts.    The  iimpresslon_.i5 = in-tnutancous.   as _ when  the sun makes its mack on the    photographer's plate.    There are "unseen beings   who   walk   the   earth   both   when  ,we wake and when wc sleep," but thpy  useno words.   They make7 us feel their  |  Protected.  N reca.TIhig incidents ot international courtesy, when British and Americans have supported each other,  a writer ln the Boston "Transcript"  tells the .following story which came  from an American sailor who had  landed at a port ti   Chile:  The men had gone ashore and be-  coti:-** somewhat hilarious, and one of  thc police officers, Instead of warning  him not to make a noise in the street,  drew his sword and knocked him down.  The American got up, and promptly  knocked thc, policeman down in return.  He was arrested, tried, and condemned  to be shot the next morning*.  Mr. Lorlng, the American consul,  expostulated with the autihoritles, saying that it would be monstrous to put  a man to death for such an offence;  ���������but they paid no attention to him. On  the day specified the sailor was  brought cut and pinioned, in readiness  for execution.  The English consul, preparing to  hoist the Union Jack, saw a crowd in  the field opposite, and realized that the  execution was -about to take place. He  rushed over to tihe American -consul,  and cried:  "Loring! You're not going to let  tihem shoot that man?"  "What can I do?" w;as the answer. "1  have protested against it. I can do no  more."  "Give me your flag!"-.cried the Englishman.  With the two flags In his hand, he  ran to the field, elbowed his way  through the crowd and soldiery, and  readhod the prisoner. He folded the  American flag about him, and laid the  Union Jack over It. He stepped back,  and faced the officers and soldiery.  "Shoot, if you dare," he shouted,  "through the heart of England and  America!"  The man was not shot.  ������  i LtW^Ticnaifon of C;e d'euerAi.  I  presence, and we are as sure that they  are  close   by   a-*   though   we   h.eivd     a  trumpet  call.     What  they  would    say  Ebeils  into  the  heart,    for    our    poor  ear3  cannot  catch   lt.    We  hear  nothing, but wc know that they are giving  us a'helping hand.    Is there any language in heivcn except that of thoughts!  When   the  world  grows    older    why  may wc not speak to each other without  this cumbersome   factor  of  spoken,  .���������words?   Progress is  indefinite'  anil   infinite, and wc are m -vlng in that direction.    We   catch   gl-upse*  of   the   possible  already.     A   b   k.  a  pressure .  of  the hand, and contc tpt or sympathy is  ,., complete.     Kolarge   the     circumference  and  you   hVve  ft   ik'V   truth.     No   one  needed   to   toll   the    Christ    what     he  thought.    Ui*. read. I'it heart as an open  book.    He  looked   ::t  a   man  and   the  man's story was ab    dy told,   l-.ip.-i had  nothing to do wilh !t.   The Master felt  the  wots  and  -bar  1  the  joys  ot .humanity.     A   hiil'ller  language  than   we  can use was at His  "om.-nand.  A thought Is tin* wireless message  of g'oul * to "soul. Y.ur neighbor's wolf-ire is alTccled by your kind or unkind critici*>.ii of "li'ii. When we deal  with subtle and fa* reaching forces of  this kind, then religion, which enjoins  charity. i������ brought to the forefront as  the moat ini_iort:iiit factor, in, human  life. If you would !��������������������������� at your best you  must love your le'ulibor, for your  thought of him will either, lift him up  or trip him to a ���������fall. The whole trend  and swing of tiie universe bid a man  foe honest, jiist and gentle, for we arc  so bound ���������together that nobility in one.  kindlCH nobility in all. and one man's  hurt is an injury to all. Shlcc wc are  marching, on" great company, from  time to eternity, let. us go ns brothers,  witii a kindly word'nnd n helping hand  .wherever opportunity oilers.  The Old-Age Habit  ��������� OR why would I look old, darling?- Answer me. that;'-now!"  ���������        Mrs.  Mullaly demanded.    She  had been Honora Costigan formerly, Mrs. Morris's loving and faithful   house-girl;   but,.-that, was- twenty  years earlier;-   Mistress and maid had  ���������been at opposite ends of the earth in  the  meantime,7 and  the mistress,  who  had 'noticeably7  aged,   felt   almost    a  shock: of, resentment  at sight of   the  plump  and  buxom  Nora, she  used   So  know.  "Sure, I've had me bad times and me  good times, like the rest of the world,"  Mrs. : Mullaly: went: on, . reflectively.  "But, glory, be! before the bad times  quite finished me the good times! always came again���������me always leaving  the door ajar to let them 'In, d'ye  mind?  "I am older; I feel it sometimes in me  poor back; but I'm not old. Whisper,  darling,,it ain't the years that go over;  It's the heart that's inside that changes  the faces of us.  " 'Twas a cousin of mine thait teached  me the truth of it, this long ago. 'She  begun to be old the day she was born,  did Katie, and when she was fourteen,  looking and acting twenty, 'twas a  great help to her. But -when she was  twenty, 'I'm getting on!' says sho.  When she was twenty-five,/ 'No,' says  she ��������� to Johnny Walsh, that came  | a-courtlng, 'I'm too old and settled in  me habits to be marrying.' Then when  she was thirty nothing would do her  but to get.wld the old women and talk  of the time when she and they was  young.  "So the ,he:i-t of her went into the  face other. It did so! I mind when  she was thirty about and me over twenty, we went together one day to a big  new hotel to get work. A good worker  was Katie. But the boss he looked us  up and looked us down and asked his  questions, and then says he, 'I'll give  you a trial, my, girl,', says he to, me.  'But as for you.' he says to Katie, 'it's  young, strong, lively women.we want,'  says he, 'and I'm/thinking you're afier  mistaking this for the Old Ladies'  Home,which,' says he, 'is In the next  block.'  " 'O-hol' says I to nieself. at7 that.  'Am I going, out to hunt for Wrinkles  and rheumatism before-me own mother  gets gray in her hair? No,' says I,  and''twas then I begun to toss,..me  birthdays over me shoulder as fast as  they came. They're all behind me,  glory be! where I can't fall ovor thim.  "W1*!?*"*. -"flnrllng*." ^Mr__^_-___M_i_ilLi.Ly_  added,, impressively, ''old. age is-a-bud  habit, like drinking, snd-'if y.e give way  to it ye won't so easy break it off Sure,  there's a new year ewi y twelve  months, but that can't make ye .i -. oi.t  woman���������never, datling. until yi-'r-r* will-  In" to be!" o  Team-work Among Squirrels.  A party of young people who were  tenting in a, grove near a glen nf a  N'orthtleld Conference witnessed nn Incident which seems to show a friendly  und .'..landing among squirrels. Tlie  Decrfleld Valley "Endeavorer" tells the  pleasing story.  An out-of-doors dinner had just boen  finished, and the party were still sit-  tln(.- at the table, when a red squirrel,  with glistening, eager .eyes, came  creeping down a tree which stood near  the table. He crept nearer and nearer,  and  finally leaped   upon  the  table.  The. lady who was presiding said,  "Yes, help yourself to anything you  want!"  Upon this Invitation" the little fellow  made bold to creep up to ix loaf of  bread from which only a slice or two  had been cut. He seized It and dragged  It to the side of the table, and somehow managed to scramble'down the  side with It to the ground. He then  fixed -his-.: teeth In the crusty .and  dra jed it away and down the steep  sides of the glen.  But when he .cached the bottom and  confronted the 3teep rise on the other  Bide It was too much for him. Then  he gave a sort of Call; which seemed  to be understood, for soon squirrels  were seen coming from several directions.- They crowded round him, and  after a Httl*-* conference, all took hold,  and with tug and strain they managed to bring the loaf to the top of the  hill, and disappeared with lt In tho  woods beyond.  FIRST encountered him ln the  streets of a Montana "cow-town,"  where he was affording amusement to a crowd of men and boys,  while a tipsy musician was attempting the Boulanger March  on an antique plan-o. To save him  from further abuse I bought him, and  ever afterwards he was known to his  little world as "General Boulanger."  We grew to look upon the General as  an interesting scientific phenomenon.  His was a soul saturated with hate for  ���������all men. Any amiable qualities he may  have possessed In early youth had been  killed by abuse. He knew 'but distrust  and fear. We determined to reclaim  him, and in our lonely camp the General became the object of such flattering attention that only his unconquerable misanthropy kept him from becoming an arrant snob. For a long  ���������time our efforts were unavailing, but  as the weeks went by I thought I noticed a little less shrinking, fewer  'growls, and a. faint gileam of recognition In the glassy eyes when I approached. I felt the thrill of conquest,  and redoubled my efforts. The heart of  stone was.at last touched, and my theory in regard to "yaller dogs" was  correct.  We returned to thc outskirts of civilization, and one day, driving once  more to the town, so filled with painful memories for the General, I was  surprised to behold him again in the  street, .slinking about with others of  his kind. 'The slight results of our patient labors were in peril. It would  never do to allow the. General's slowly  growing faith in.man to be nipped in  the bud by further town life, so with  infinite pains I secured him and tied  him to the back of my wagon. I remonstrated with him gently, as he lay  cringing in the dust, for his base desertion of the only friends he had ever  known.  The painful journey homeward began. The General betrayed a distinct  unwillingness to ride, so he7 was allowed to follow sat the end of a long  rope behind. With his usual,acumen,  he fancied tne strength of two half-  broken broncos to be as naught compared to his fiery determination to remain in town. So he sat down. With  an expression of pained surprise on his  countenance he traversed: a few hundred yards of the dusty road ;in'-this  position, * and th;n tried his back. It  was quite In keeping with the eccentricities of the Gem al's mental processes  that a simpler method did not occur to  him, until, striking a. deep rut, he: was  huriedhigh into* the air, and by some  happy chance alighted on the extremities nature- had. provided for purposes  of 'locomotion. Then, with bowed head,  he trotted conte.-te&ly/along. I turned  to look at him occasionally, and flattered myself that I saw in his demeanor evidences of regret at his folly, and  a determination to do better In the future. I spoke encouragingly to him,  but he was too absorbed in meditation  to look up.  A hot afternoon's ride brought us to  -an Irrigating ditch.;. AfterraMling over  the few loose planks which served Vas a  .bridge, I stopped to repair a break ;n  the harness. The General, hot and  dusty, at once dashed into the little  stream to drink and bathe. With my  backto the tired horses I watched him.  As I looked he performed:his colossal  act of ..folly,'.;the..'final' episode: in his*  Witless career. After refreshing himself on one side of the tiny bridge, quite  unmindful i of, his con nee tion with ;my  rear axle, he laboriously splashed under the bridge and: came out the other  side. Cooled by his bath, he came to*  the side of the wagon' and looked  sweetly up at me. Immensely impressed by. his sagacity, :I was on the*  pointof alighting' to free him from his  dangerous predicament, when the. hand  of fate/ever turned against him, struck  the  last blow.  A fly stung my off bronco, and with  a squeal he and h'.s' startled mate  rushed madly down the road. I. was  hurled to the "bottom of the wagon,  but not before I saw the General turn,  a perfect back somersault and shoot  toward the stream. In a cloud of dust  he disappeared Into tht* water, and then  follbwed a symphony of howls as he  traversed the dark and damp nether  side of the bridge, to be shot up into  dayllsrht once more by the united  strength of two frightened broncos. In  a shower of spray he struck the road  twenty feet from the bridge, and did  not gain his feet until T had brought  the-horses~tTr*a-'slaTTuSlii5vJ-Onee-more-I-  turned.to the General. He wa*=a pitiable sight. Covered with mud and  half strangled, -he quivered with cold  and rage.  As we trav*? ed the short distance  to camp I tried to fancy what his reflections were. Knowing him as well  as 1 did, I felt sure that he looked  upon the past weeks of kindness as  part of an elaborate scheme to win his  confidence enough to practice this last  insult upon hirn. I dreaded the "consequences of the '-episode,' and planned  new blandishments to reinstate myself  in his* favor.  Arriving In camp, my flrst thought  was to release' him from thn wagon.  But the water and mud made It dlffi-  , cult to unfasten the knot at his collar.  Feeling keenly the. embarrassment ol  his position, I untied the rope from the  axle and threw It on the ground. "  The General watched me sulkily, and  when the end of that hated rope fell  free he bounded to his feet. With one  final snarl of utter hate and disgust he  was oft like a shot; not ln a wild, purposeless circle, but straight tut the  flight of an arrow across the prairie.  Away he went, with the lariat dragging behind him.  With eyes raised to the solitary snow  peak a hundred miles away he flew  from us, with a heart full of hate and  a grim determination to put half a  continent, If need be, between himself  and tyrant man. As I watched tha  little cloud of dust, raised by hl������ hurrying feet, disappear on the horizon,  I realized the futility of battling  against fate.  Then our packer, broke the silence:  "There goes the ornrlest cur In the  world with the best lariat In Montana."  ���������"Atlantic Monthly."  The Plague of Statist!c*.  .4~\ ISCUSSING "The Plague of Sta-  I I tlstics" ln the "Atlantic Month-  fAj ly," Eugene Richard White  sayor  "We have come so to rely upon numerical expression that numbers stand  both as end and means; no longer darn  we appeal to the emotions, no longei  do men sway men with truth of words.  Facts, and the exact expression of  them, are what we seem to desire. Fast  are we drawing the chilling robes aboul  us; fast have our finer instincts; oui  higher powers, become drugged with  sums total. Judging from the means  taken to convince and excite us,'-'as a  race wa are becoming Incapable of  any reason not expressed by one of the  great divisions of mathematics. Pythagoras would be delighted indeed to see  our reverence for numbers; for we bow  lower than did he, and for less reason.  "But what actually is* the extent of  the evil? We can hardly measure the  effects aright without knowing the extent; how greatly arc we allllctod by  it? The children of the imagination  were long in bondage to science. Now  they wander, let us hope not a full  forty years, in the wilderness of purely  scientific expression, the arid, sterile  waste of statistics. What function of  public life has not been unduly brought  under this dread domain? Understanding quantity -by instinct and  quality not at all, the appeal is mado  at once to arithmetic. Would We convince the average American? Experience has taught that it can best be  done by figures. The Zer.ih Colburn ln  him is most alert. Do not'the, newspapers rely upon this .trait continually?  Latterly, our:editorial pages are digest*?  of tables prepared by various commissions. Does the pulpit scorn this means  of arousing interest?: How do we  raise funds for: starving India? The  chief instrument for rousing .compassion is famine statistics;, the bulk of  the misfortune readily appeals.','We  group disaster as our m. chants corner markets. Do we plead the cause of  temperance? Here statistics revel,,and  they may be had patiently plotted out  even to the number of drunkards to the  square rod in Cuyahoga County, Ohio,  or the arrests for inebriety in Kokomo,  Indiana, for 1000. What seems to be  the crux In literature? How appralsf.  the success of a book save by the  number of copies sold in a given time?:  How ascertain the merit of a play save  by: the number of nights it "ran" in-the  dramatic ��������� centers?//; Thus is our American mark7 set on what is what. We go  about reforming and purifying the  world, with a committee report at elbow and a statistical compilation in  ������M_S .hand."  A Dream's Fulfillment  I  N an essay In "Longman's Magazine" on dreams, Horace G. Hutchinson invited people to send him  accounts of their own experiences  and ideas, and as a result he was deluged with .thousands of'letters': relating tovdreams. These he studied:carefully, and in a volume entitled "Dreams  and Their Meanings,'-' now presents his  conclusions, and quotes the most striking contributions to- illustrate the particular class of dream which he is discussing.. An interesting class of dreams  is that in-which the sleeper finds Tiimr',  self in a'certain house or room that .Is.-  familiar to him in dreams, but,,quite'  unknown to his waking hours. Here  is an Instance which Mr; Hutchinson  relates:  "A  certain  lady  dreamed: frequently  of a certain house until it had: become  exceedingly familiar to her;  she knew  all its rooms, its7 furniture; it/was as  well known to:her as that in which she  lived her waking life, an'd, like a good  wife that: has no secrets from herhus-  band, she often talked over all the details with, him, a very, pleasant fancy.'  One day they; (husband-and wife) went ���������  into   the  country   to  see  a  house  that  they thought of taking: for the summer  months. :They had not-seen it, but the  account in' the .house-agent's list: had  attracted them.   When they arrived before,lt,  they: gave a simultaneous exclamation of surprise.    'Why,' said the .  husband; 'it, is. your dream-house!"     li  was.    The coincidence attracted  them..  They took7 the house".  "In   the . course   of   their   occupancy  they learnedchat the, house.-. had the.  reputation of. being haunted;./��������� that sev- '  eral  people before them  had  t.. Iten  if  for_short-te*riii3r-but���������had-seen���������or-fan���������^j  rrled   they -had   seen���������'something/ '.and i  had \ left before -their , term :��������� of, tenancy  .xplred.    Had   these  new   tenants   not'  Drought  their own old  servants "with  them It is likely thoy would have hacS  some difficulty  in  whipping up - a domestic  staff,  so  uncanny was   the  re^ .  putation ot  their  apparently quite  re- ���������  putable house.   The new tenants dwelt  in the' house with all satisfaction and  peace through the summer months, im-;  til  their term of  tenancy came  to an  snd.   On leaving, husband and wife ax-  pressed   their, satisfaction  to the lo������al  agent.    'The only thing,* said the wife,  'that   we   were   illiappolnted   ln   about  the   house  la   that we   nevar   saw   the  ghost."  " "Oh, no," .������-''! iho ghost agent.    'We  knew you w .did nut see the ghost."  "'What   do  you   mean?*<, asked    the  wife, rather nettled.  "'Oh,' the ".agent repeated, -.we knew  you Would not see the ghost.   You are'  i the ghost that people have always seen  here.' "  A Glimpse Into the Future.  HOMER G. WELLS, in a brutally  frank article ln the "Fortnightly Review," gives us a striking  glimpse Into the future through  whait most people will consider a very  highly colored lens. His description of  the New Republic Is, of course, an arraignment of the present* order of society.  "The men of the New Republic," says  Mr. Wells, "will not be squeamish  either in facing or inflicting* death, because they will have a fuller sense of  the possibilities of life than we possess. They will have an Ideal that will  make killing Worth .the while; like Ah-*  raham, they will have the fiaith to kill,  and they will have no superstitions  about death. They will naturally regard the modest suicide of Incurably  melancholy or diseased or helpless persons ns a high and courageous act ot  duty rather than a crime. And since  thoy will regard, as Indeed all men  raised above a brutish level do regard,  a very long term of Imprisonment as  Infinitely worse than death, as being  Indeed death with a living misery added to its natural terror, they will, I  conceive, where the whole tenor of a  man's actions, and not simply some  Incidental or impulsive': action, seems  to prove him unfitted for free life in  the world, consider him carefully and  condemn him and remove him from  being. All such killing will be done  with an opiate, for death Is too grave a.  thii.'^.-to be made painful or dreadful  and used as a deterrent from crime. If  deterrent punishments are used at all  In the code of the future, the deterrent  will neither be death, nor mutilation of  the body, nor mutilation of the life by  ���������imprisonment, not any horrible things  like that, but good scientifically caused  pain, *that: will leave nothing but a  memory. Yet even the memory of overwhelming pain is a sort of mutilation  of the soul. ..The idea that only thoso  .who are fit to live freely in an orderly  world state should be permitted to live  is entirely against the use of deterrent  punishments at all. Against outrageous  conduct to children or women, perhaps,  or for very cowardly or brutal assaults  of any sort, the men-of the future may  consider pain a salutary remedy, at  least during the ages of transition  while the brute is stilt at large. But  since7 most acts of this sort do,' under  conditions that neither .torture nor exasperate, point to an essential vileness  in the perpetrator, I am inclined tc.  think-that even In these cases the* men  of the coming time will be far less disposed to torture thaii^o kill. They  will have another aspeft to consider.  The conscious infliction of pain for, thc  sake of the pain Is against the better  nature of man, and it. is unsafe and demoralizing for anyone .to undertake this  duty. To kill under the seemly conditions science will afford is a far less  offensive thing. The rulers of the future will' grudge making good people  into jailers,.'-warders;- punishment dealers, nurses and attendants on the bad.  People -who cannot live happily and  freely in the world Without spoiling the  lives of others' are better out of it.  That is a.curreiit sentiment to-day,:but  the men of the New Republic will have  the courage of their.opinions."  .���������  w  Russian Red Tape.  ILLIAM E. CURTIS had a  strange experience not long  ago when he called at a bank  In Russia to ' make a draft  against his letter of credit. "I was met  at the door by a man In gorgeous livery, with a long staff ln his hand," he  writes. "He led me into a reception-  room which was sumptuously furnished.  Upon the center-table were several volumes of photographs, a city directory,  a railway guide, the last report of the  bank, two or three guide-books, and  several morning papers. Over in one  of the corners was a handsomely  carved writing-desk furnished with all  sorts of stationery. .While I'was wondering what 1 was there for, a gentleman of Irreproachable attire and manners entered, and asked how he could  serve me. I explained that I would  like two hundred and fifty dollars on  my letter ������f credit, and wondered how  he knew I wns an American, but ho  had doubtless learned from long experience to'distinguish the different nationalities, and I soon discovered by  the manner. In which he received subsequent arrivals that he could speak  German and French as fluently as  English. I 'handed him my letter of  credit, and he bowed politely and left  the room. For a time I was alone with  my own thoughts. I looked over all  the: book3 and paper-., watched the  traffic In the, street from the window,  made two or three entries In my notebook, and wondercd-if the polite gentleman had not forgotten all about me,  when a page In'buttons ., ,-iered . with  a silver tray, upon Which were two  drafts ��������� duplicates ��������� for my signature.  The: little fellow bowed like a French  dancing-master, and seemed to: be  deeply impressed ; with a; sense of responsibility. He came In several times  afterward on '-/.similar: (Service ; for  other people, and his salutes ...were.'/repeated- each time /with an exactness  ���������that showed careful training. * I was  afraid he was going to be7 gone7 all day,  an'd became impatient. I1 sat down at  the desk to write a letter, and had  written nearly: a whole sheet when he  came back with my letter of credit and  the money upon his tray. 1: ut the latter was all iii bills. I handed hlmone  of them and asked him to get it  changed. Ho bowed again and disappeared. I must have spent fifteen  minutes regretting my folly, when the  handsome manager came In to enquire  if there had been a mistake. He seemed  to think, I had - been overpaid, and was7  greatly relieved when I told him I only  wanted a bill changed. He disappeared, and it was another ten minutes  before the boy returned with the smaller bills. I had been in that room for  more than three-quarters of an hour."  Wit and Wisdom From. New Books.  We Thrashed You.  D'  He Missed His Opportunity.  Two Ways.1-  Whon a" woman gets frlghtnn-.il at  night she Just pulls the bedclothes over  her head, says she Is terrified out of  her wits, and goes to sleep. But with  a man it Is different. He says he is not  afraid, pushes the clothes down and  lies tremblingly wake for two hours,  straining his ears at every sour-d.���������  ���������Pick-Me-Up."  The Color Cure.  Now It Is the color cure, and medicine men are recommer ing that their  depressed and nervous .lationts should  wear nothing but garments of red. Mr.  Ruskln went so far as to say that all  the people he had known who were  morally and physically sound loved  bright'color; that the yellow hues of a  canary ere enlivening to behold, and  thnt It vas enough tin- tiy to see a  huntsman In his "pink" to give you  courage to take a ditch yourseli.."���������  "Ladies)' Field."  "Henry," said Uncle Amos from Up-  creek. who was visiting his city nephew; "who's that man In the house on  the other side ot the stre*:...' Every  ���������morning he ftand" ln front of a wln-  i dow an' shaves h:mself. He's done It  now for three days hand-running."       .  "I  suppose  he  has  done    it    every'  morning for the list ten years, uncle."  replied Henry.  "Has he lived there all that time?"  "Yea, hnd longer than that, for all I  "tnow. I've ben here only ten yearn  myself."  "Who Is he?"  "I don't know."  "What does he  roller?"  "I haven't the slightest 'den,, uncle,"  Uncle Amos put on his hat and went  jut.   In nn hour or two he returned.  "Henry," he naid, "that chap's nnnin  /a Horton. ftp runs an Insurance ollice  Sown town. Tfe's wuth about twenty-'  .even thousand dollars, owns that  house an' lot, belongs to the Presbyterian church, has three boys an' one  ������Irl. an' he's forty-six years old. I've  found out more about him in an'hour  :h.in ynu ha/ve In ten years. Blamed  f I don't believe llvln' In the city  nakes pt'oplc stupid."  ���������From the December "Era."  The world may doom you to plain  living/but only you can.deny yourself  plain /thinking.���������Deafness and Cheerfulness.  Think not as many say there,1s but  one sprinjr-tide of life, that it is but a  green and sappy youth which/rushes to  a brief summer and all else of lLfels  but a winter, long and drear and gray  and- lonely. Through all our life our  spring-tide is renewed.-^Mistress 5rent.  If wewisJi to-be big men to those who  come after us, we should keep / ho log  books, but always remember to sing "I  never did so when I was young." Then,  you see, they'll never, have a chance to  find out what blooming idiots we. were.  ���������Up and* Down the Sands- of Gold.  The world's full of globular men who  have cubical jobs.���������Captain Bliiitt.  Truth is mighty and must prevail-  but sometimes It. leaves a bad, taste In  the mOuth.;���������The Marrow of Tradition.  The man In a man. can. only be recognized by the woman In a woman.���������  By the Higher Law.  The power that prepared the highways  of life seems to  have  arranged  that-the"anger-posts-alons-the-prlmrose_  paths shall rarely point to the Promised  Land.���������Captain Blultt.  A girl Is never too young to form  opinions* of her own sex���������or to express  them.���������The Destiny of Doris.  /Women, love' good men���������-but ar������ Interested' in men. whose* goodness Is  more or less impaired.���������The Man from  Glengarry.  If silence Is golden, a discreet silence  Is away above rubles.���������Life on Wis  Stage.  Most men are Inventive-enough i'n the  matter of personal Justification.���������Papa  Bouchard.  The (Wall strcet> manipulator must  be a great artist In mendacity and at  the same'time'have the superb self-  confidence of the grizzly.���������Wall Street  Stories,  An example/ should not be* too far  above onr heads.���������Lassie.  Laugh,   brother  In   affliction,   laugh.  The best way to get on with a misery  is to laugh at lt IC you can.���������Deafness  and Cheerfulness.  Love   is  clairvoyant   and   most men  know what their wives wish to believe,  and   gratify   them   accordingly,���������Pupa  Bouchard.  EAN STUBBS of Ely does not like  Chicago. In his ��������� book, ,. "In a  Minster Garden/' the Dean's  causerle revolves amiably round ���������:��������� Ely,  but_where he discourses on his holiday  ln the New World he becomes most  amusing. Of Chicago he says: '""J  thought-it the, most hatefully .'.unlovely  city I ever was In. "There were fine  buildings, of course���������warehouses " for  the most part, of the 'sky-scraping'-  variety���������but, as a whole," hateful, simply hateful���������a. clanking wilderness of  endless streets, monotonous, unplc-  turesque, untidy; dirty,.:foul.'r " * ���������'  Yet the Dean tells at least-one story  which proves that,Chicago, for. all Its  imiovellness, has a knack of, digesting  all who go to live, there. It relates to  Archdeacon; Rushtori, the secretary of  Bishop Maclaren. Z'/ The Archdeacon* was  a Yorkshirema'n by birth; he had married a Canadian; but he had),been .settled for some time in /Chicago. "His  children, he told' me, were born:in that  city. ��������� One day ;lately his youngest boy,  came home from school: looking, graye  and solemn. He had just been- promoted to the history class, and had  been reading about the War of Independence. 'Father,' he said, 'are you a  Britisher?" 'Yes, my boy, I am.' 'Oh!  . . . 'Mother, are you a Britisher?"  'Yes, dear, I am," she said. 'Well,' he  replied, after a pause," 'I don't care-  You had the King's .army, and we  wero only a lot of farmers, but we  thrashed youi' "  Not What He Mtant at AIL  .Politeness,- lt Is true, must have its  origin In a kind heart and a desire to  please; but tact and thoughtfulness  and quick wit are also essential to good  mannora.  . Aivery stout hostess who was enter-  talrving a l.'irjfo company/one evening  turned to a group of young men standing near her chair and smilingly asked:  "May I trouble one of you young  Kentlemcn for a glims of water, from  bhe pitcher.on the table?"  Several ot thi*. young men hurried to  ,'cmply with thc request. One, who  ivas particularly active, succeeded ln  reaching  the table  first.  As he handed the glass of water to  '.he hostess she complimented him on  .ils quickness.  "Oh, that's nothing," he said. "I am  ���������used'to'lt. I got Into many a circus  ind menagerie when I was a boy by  ;arr>-lng water for the elephant."  It Was only when he saw the expression on the lady's face, and noticed the  llience, that the young man realized  i-hat he had said.  One Obstacle Overcome.  WILLIE was a 'bright boy. of an lrt-  --ventive-turn-ot-mlndv-^-At-the-ige-  of eight or* ten he was seized'  with the "perpetual 'motion." idea, and  began to make all sorts of queer machines*, despite the advice of his father,  who told him.of men that had devoted  their; lives to a vain search! for perpetual motion.  "It. violates the flrst principles of  mechanics, my boy," suid his lather.  "Action and reaction are equal, as* you  will, understand some day. When you  cam pull yourself up by���������: your bootstraps, you may hope to Invent a machine that will start itself and run  without stopping.".  Tho next day WllTfe came to his  father' in great excitement and told  hiin he had done It���������-had pulled himself up by his bootstraps.  "It's no trick at all," he said as ha  led the way to tbe barn, where he  showed his bewildered father a pair ot  old boots nailed, soles up, lo a beans  overhead.  "There!" he exclaimed, ns he climbed  on a box, reached up, run his fingers  through the straps of the boots and  pulled himself up. ���������'What do you think  of that?"  Willie's father dld>not reply in words.  Instead, he "took a harness strap, and  then and there Willie gave an imitation of perpetual motion' which required no elaborate apparatus.  Curious Bits of News.  A French savant who lately returned  from Egypt, bringing,a royal mummy  with him, had a somewhat curious experience at Marseilles. On the case  being opened at the custom house there  the officer on duty, hearing that It contained a Pharaoh, looked up Pharaoh  in the tariff. But no mention could be  found of such an article. ��������� Then lt occurred to him that a nice high duty  was exacted on dried flsh, and the savant was obliged to pay,as If for that  commodity.  Rural free delivery, according to the,  report of th" United States Postmaster-General, s being rapidly extended  In that country. The number of routes  In operation Increased from 1,276 ait the  beginning of the last fiscal year to  4,301 at Its close; and under the present  plans the number of routes by the first  of next July will be 8,600. By that date  the rural population receiving dally  service will reach 5,700,000, and tho delivery system Will then cover moro  than a quarter of the eligible portion of  the country.  A remarkable story Is going the  rounds af the English papers with regard to General Sir Ian .'.Hamilton's  spectacles. It nripears that General  Hamilton lost a pair: of spectacles in  the battle of Majuba Hill. They were  apparently picked up by n. Boer whom  they suited, and who kept them for  twenty years. In the early part of the  present year the spectacles Were found  on the body ot a dead Boer. The case  had General Hamilton's name on it,  and the glasses were iii due. course/ returned to their original owner.  "D. F. Coon, whose son was last  night married to Miss Hnttie: Combs,  is one of the best natured men In Fort  Scott," remarks the Font Scolt (Kan.)  "Monitor." "After the ceremony,.: he  kissed, the bride and gave her SI.000, at  the same time remarking that it was  worth another hundred.' The bride  then1 walkedup and kissed him, and he  pulled out $100 more and gave It to her.  The bridegroom thought this -was*.a  good financial snap, and he tried* the  same game.7 / He kissed.*'7 bin; father,, but  only got $10./ .'However,7- the old gentleman went broke oi: this little series of  speculations."  A* monument was recently unveiled  at Dundee,' Scotland, in memory of  James Bowman Lindsay;: who. Sir William Preece said, predicted In 388*1 that  houses and towns would soon b������ lighted  and heated hy electricity, and" that  machinery would be driven by electricity instead -of by steam. About ;S0  years ago Lindsay wenf to Lcn*������h and  Illustrated by experiment.', /a sys*������m of  wireless telegraphy, but there was then  no/ practical call, "for -such / a * system,"  and it was forgotten. "An Invention, to be of use," Sir William Preeoe  remarks, "must-oome at" the proper,  time"���������a fact in which disappointed inventors may possibly find - some com- ���������  fort:  ��������� A Minnesota ��������� paper. tells of a giant  buff cochin rooster, -owned by-a Mr.  Plumason -of* Luverne,'.-'-Minnesota,  which has been.trained to trot In harness, pulfing a tiny cart, in which rides  the ��������� baby son of its owne . Golden  Duke/ls the inanie of this''.strangest' oi  fowls, and lt is a prize-winner ln its  class, as well as a freak. ' The big bird  was broken to harness by the' boys of  the Plumason 'household, and now  seems to enjoy, Its work. It'wears'a "  little harness and Is guided by reins,'  which it carries ln It.*-- bill! It t������ the  master of several gaits, and mt th*  word of command,' given by the email.  child who Is driving. It will .walk, run,-  trot, or come to a standstill. / At home  in the country the big rooster often  pulls the cart and-its occupant for half  a mile, or more,without stopping.  .Following closely on ,the recent announcement of the young women of the  Delta- Gamma /Club: of -Northwestern  University,. Chicago, that . they were  open to proposals of marriage, comes  the formation of a. club of celibates  among the young men/of/ that Institution. The Knights of the Marble Heart  Is the name of the, new organization,  md, as the name indicates, the club  proposes tn give the "marble heart" to:  .the young :oreds with matrimonial Inclinations, and to cultivate the joys of ,  Jolly bachelorhood. The'new society of *  knights Is composed of members of the  senior class, and their organization was  completed last.week. /The colors, scar-  lef diid'blaek, .were pinned on the thirteen charter members, and these will be  r/ora until .the;arrival of the   .oclety's..  pins,, which will'consist of smi.il hearts  af marble eet in gold.  Christmas Unmasked.  3 In modern London, the Christmas  spirit Is/not, 1/ maintain, a spontaneous spirit from within yourselves, but  a spirit which Dickens foisted Into you.  For Christmas Itself you have no real  sentiment;, but you , continue to keep  lt, cannot help,keeping It, for Dickens'  6ake, in the regulation way. It'ls a  mere literary survival.���������Max Beerbohm  in  "Pall  Mall Magazine."  A Borgaia in Glove*. .-  ,   ,  Something more than a varm'.heart  aad an ppen hand' is needed In dlspens-  Inc charity. ' A Boston v\ .nan wbo  wanted to.be generous found this to be  true la'at least one case, related la the  "Teatfe's Companion."  * ������K������ hmi been giving to a poor family,  eocudstlns mt a mother and three grown  iaugbtera, a regular allowance of six  toUara ��������� week .until..the Sfcuchtef*  ���������fce-uM: flnd: employment.  The eldest daughter :called al OA  tous* every Saturday to receive tfato  ���������lle>via.noe. On* weak she appeared aa  Tburadajr, ������nd : wanted to , kaevw U - tt  ���������louia ke "quite'Convealeal*' tarn M_������  beaefaotreia to advaaoe'tfee a**������������������ tk������4  Sa* leataad of walUnc *>*Ui ������������������������������"���������������������/.  "We are- ottt offueJ ������4 In    ������|  *e ���������a will oall t������to ������m������M *- "M***  ������r������eklr ������**������t, and w b������������mii������������ ��������� ���������>���������^������* I*  Civ* Wo*" ������ba said  "How ������omm H b*pye������ mm* ' -��������� *-��������� ���������*������  eblt eoaeltU*** thu ������*���������>.  *������^���������  toiUre  I  **������������  -ntffloea ������e mmw  the pest^ '  -Well, I'll teQ  wewian, frankly ^n4 ealsKiy.  anoe   down   town  om������   across such a/ genuine  l������ kid gloves that she felt that  i*e almost    '.eked not to take advantage .  ������f It, so she got each of us girls and  herself a pair.    They're regular-two-'  lollar gloves marked down to seventy-  alne cents a pair, and mamma didn't1  enow  when  she'd  ever  have- another  shance to save four dollars and eighty-.  Four cents on four pairs of gloves, so'  she got them,  and  who  could  blame  herJ" !  ������.*''. f*&i0y'*r?y.*m0i'..  Over the gr,ave of his <wi" -��������� In an English   village  a  poetry  lov..���������!���������������   widower  hau just erected a monument bearing  this .'erse from the Rubalyat:  "A  Book   of   Verses   underneath   the  Bough,  A Jug ot Wine, a Loaf of Sread���������and  Thou  Beside   me  singing   in   the    Wilderness���������  Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!"  Dearth oi Genius.  The present seems to be an age of,  iccomplished mediocrity. In every field  there Is a glut:' of '-'able men"-*-**-that Is  to say. men who have brains and.know:  their business, who are Industrious and  shergetic, and are' either clever, or  nave the trick of appearing so. But  lhe kind of intellectual distinction,  which we cnll genius was never so rare  .n eiery 4<*jiartmeBt of life.���������VTruth,?  'if  I  1  1 /  A*  -,\\  A Girl of  tKe People  ������'lutWMMU*ilJiiniiiltfKl.Jrwiai,aB������������!tltUn������_rtJii:iltlfiaw.il3  \  By Mrs. G. N. Williamson  :-  - I t|!irJ|������l*.L1I.ILILIi.l. I-l .li IJ ilclMll 4.1.141������ I IIIJulu  1  Author of "The Bom Stwncn,"  "Fortune's Sport," "Miss Nobody,"  "Her Royal Highness," "Lady  Mary   of   the   Dark   House,"   etc.  V^  ' "What is lt? Have I hurt you?" he  asked, quickly. By this time he had  rearranged both sieves, and, seeing  It no more, I could hardly believe In  the actual existence of the strange  thing whicli I had caught sight of for  an Instant  In my* astonishment I had sat' up,  and continued to stare at htm, my  lips apart.  "Mrs. Jennett, make haste with the  Bal voftitllo!" he exc.aimed. "I'm afraid |  that she will faint .-.gain." I  But I gently pushed the sal volatile !  away when itwas obediently presented ;  to my nostrils.    I could speak now.  "No, no," I said.    "I'm not ill. , But   "    And  I -lool.*.d  straight  up  Into  the man';; anxious iace.   "Tell me who  you are?"  He laughed."I ought to have told  you that before," he replied. "But,  you see, I had so little' chance. My  name Is John Bourke."  * "Yes, miss," proudly broke ln Mrs.  Jennett. "And he's the John Bourke.  Oh, you may, scowl and shake your  head, Mr. Bourke���������but only fancy her  not knowing." *        ,:  I knew no more now than I had  known before,.since.the name of, John  Bourke suggested nothing. / Ail my  ���������thoughts were concentrated, however,  not on what I heard, but what I had  Been. He guessed this, and Ms eyes  ���������questioned mine in a puzzled way.  "Why did you cry out and suddenly  ask' for nay name?" he demanded.  "Don't tell ine lt you would rather not,"  he hastily added.    "But- "  "I would rather tc"1.!"- I spoke on the  impulse-of curiosity, keen as the stab  of a knife."I cried "ut because���������I saw  something/ strange"���������,on /your arm. A  heart-shaped scar."  .       CHAPTER XIII.  John Bourke and a Lady.  John   Bourke's   face   changed   under  my eyes.. A slow flu-h rose to Ms forehead,  and he sligfi'-y compressed his  Ups with an expres**'on which was Ilice  ithe involuntary.-wlive of a stormy, yet  sensitive nature /beneath an unexpected  ^     blow. - '.-        .  "Do you think that so strange?"- he  said. "I have got used to It. I have  bad It for a long time. But at present  there's something much more Important to think about than the scar on my  arm; which is, for Mrs. Jennett to get  you into dry clothe". It is late, and  'you are very, very tl-ed. I shall leave  you forto-night, and to-morrow morn-  : Ing, perhaps,/: you wilt let me call and  Bee how you are."  ���������I felt abashed, as if I had/been guilty  of an unwarrantable Impertinence. He  baid spoken .courteously:and/kindly, but  "rv  It. was plain  that  the subject  of  the  *  beart-shaped   scar   was   forbidden.    I  was  more  curious  than ever;'it even  seemed to me that I had a- right to/my  '���������   curiosity,  if he-knew all.-  But I Instantly  determined   that  I  would  not  again. ask .questions.  "Good-bye;   and  thank you   for all  ���������you have done," I ii-.J, meekly.  At the door he tur-.ed.   "Promise me  one thing before I so.   That you will  fto't leave .ttata "house  until  you  have  Been me again."  "I do promise that," I responded, after an'-. Instant's hesitation.  "And I trust you���������entirely." - Then he  waa gone.  Mrs. Jennett ministered, to. all my  physical comforts. I was given a -dell-  clous hot bath, that drew the "aching  ���������out of my tired body; I waa put Into a  ���������lavender-scented, old-fashioned nightgown of coarse linen, .and at last I was  tucked up In'/fbed.  ' "Could you: eat anything before7 you;  go .to sleep, my dear ?"'enquired the  -.flttio woman. "Awing of cold chicken,  now, and a glass of wine?"  The   suggestion   was   irresistible.    I  . trlcd"to say: "Ya������, If you please," with-  But'  out a tell-tale, greedy.eagerness,  I had 'had nothing to eat alt day save  the one thick slice of stale bread on  which, I had gloomily made my breakfast.  She bustled promptly :.a.way,./and/1  was left-alone to think;'my" thoughts  roving back over the day which had  been: so crowded ��������� with events "that Its  "Mr.   Bourke's   study!"     I    echoed.  i "Why���������does he live In this house?"  "Oh,  deary  mc,   didn't  yon  know?"  exclaimed  the little woman.    "Then 1  I suppose I've put my foot Into it again."  I     "He  said  he would  take me  to  his  I relatives, when I told him that I had  ���������no ond to go to," I explained, wonder-  ��������� ing bow  much  of  my  story���������as John  i Bourke    knew    it���������Mrs.    Jennett    had  heard.; "Are you a relative of his?"  "N���������ot exactly," she faltered. "I  think he's nearly as badly off for people  of his own.as you seom to be. But I'm  just as fond, and p'Lud of him, too, as  If I were his moth.'i'.. And she'd be a  lucky woman if she was alive to-day!"  "So he brought niu. to Ills house!" I  reflected, aloud.  "Oh, now, don't yci be thinking, my  child, that he's don*, anything imprudent from your way of looking at It,  or anything you mis'it ever have to regret. ���������; He's too wise for that, and,too  good. The house is -ny house, and he's  my lodger, you'might say/if that doesn't sound disrespectful or Impertinent,  after all he's done ior. me."  "Is ihe In his ���������study?" I asked, rather  shyly.  ''That he isn't. Hi'a not been inside  the house, except tu call and ask after  you (which he's done twice every day)  since the evening, juu came. He went  that night to an hotel, and there he is  at this moonent."  "I've driven him -out of his; Jiome,  then!" I cried.  "He -wouldn't like to 'hear you say  that; And It isn't the way he feels  about lt, my dear. Why, if you'll excuse the expri'.isir.n. since you've 'been  getting better, he's ��������� - happy as a child  with a new toy.' ..-Bvt there! I'm Just  hindering you. Y*-i*d*"be better off  lownstalrs. It will amuse you, looking at some of h't books. .Besides,  there's something '* toiting for you in  .the study that, you;-e sure to like."  My curiosity thun stimulated, I hastened the /process of bauhing and dressing, ' Mrs. Jennett acting as -maid,  brushing and brai-Vng my hair ln a  great wavy plait d -wn my' back. As  ���������she flatteringly i-.clalmed over Its  , length and thlckr. --*., I watched her  moving hand t-h.it Yielded the brush.  It was a very pr-jit*. brush, with a silver baclt, and there was a comb to  match, which surprised *me a little, for.  all Mrs. Jennett's ot*her belongings,/so  , far as I had seen, ware as plain.as they  were neat.  "Now,  don't  thi"1-   me  an  extravagant old body!" shu ejaculated, seeing  the direction of my eyes. "''These things  aren't mine.    Mr. Bourke* bought them  Che morning after you came, and told  me I was to .use 'em for you.   The big  '-cut-glass  scent-bottle   -on    the-   table,  there,, too, .with the eau de Cologne I  ".put oh your*forehead when you were  so  bad;  that  was* Ms thought.   iAnd  .' see .here.    Tour own  underthings  are  'ready for you again; but,;man as he is,-  he sold to me:  'She has nothing loose  and   comfortable  to  wear  when  she's  getting better.   I'll send something In.''  I, could have /offered  you  a wrapper,  but lt would hardly have been fit for  :������. beautiful:young thi-igllke you. Which  . was;what he had in '-ils mind,.:I expect,  though;:he  wouldn't   risk  hurting  my.  feelings by saying so.   Now, what do  you thlrik ofi this ?"  Mrs.    Jennett    opened - a    drawer,  whisked   something   out,' threw   off   a  loose layer  of : tissue-paper,  and with  pathetic delight held up a. garment of  white, soft satin and lace.  |    "Bought at Liberty's," she exclaimed,  ' Mmost In awe.' "Th" name was ou the  ' ������ox.   What do you think of it?","  I    "That���������that Mr. Bourke ought not to  nave done this," I > stammered, on the  .   verge of tears.  I    Mrs.   Jennett's    quaint,   rosy    apple  face, straightened .'���������in'ro lines -of distress.  '    "Oh dear!" she ejn ciliated.   "Perhaps  t oughtn't to have '.  /d you.   He didn't  ���������eay-not^that���������I��������� cu'���������rememberr--but-I-  _daresay he took It :     granted I'd have  "sense enough to lit**���������, it to myself."  She,   too,   was  almost crying.      My  did I confess this openly to myself.  I begged her to bring her sewing, or  some sort of work; and sit with n-..',  which she cheerfully consented to <lo.  after giving a few instructions to her  maid-of-all-work, whom-I had not :**e;  seen.  At first I vaguely Intended to angle  for information, without -letting her  understand* what I was abou.; but it  occurred to me that this would be n  dishonorable mode of. procedure, and 1  blushed at myself for having entertained it. Because, no matter -what  mistakes Mr. John Bourke had madc-  ln his tactics, he had behaved generously and���������I believed���������meant chivalrously by me.  "Do you think Mr, Bourke would  mind my asking yen a few question!?  about him?" I hesitatingly, began.  "You know, perhaps, how it was that���������  he brought me to you?"  "I only know that he saw a lady almost fainting, and that she was too 111  to tell him anything much about herself, so he thought the would bo better  oif with me than at a hospital," said  the little old ..woman, clicking hei  needles over a pair of long worsted  stockings, which sho was busily knitting���������for him, perhaps. "I'm sure he  wouldn't mind your asking questions,  and I should be only too pleased to answer 'em, for theiv's. nothing In his  whole life that I'm -..ot proud to talk  njbout."  So then I did a������k questions, timidly  at flrst, eagerly as I went on. And she  answered with evident delight.  Why, Mr. Bourke was the great Mr.  Bourke. How extraordinary that those  words should bring no light of -comprehension to my eyes! Where had I  lived that I hadn't heard of him?  Didn't I read the papers?: Oh, I hadn't  been allowed to ren.i them! That was  quite a different thing. Some people  /were so particular with young girls;  and quite right, too. no doubt. But as  for Mr. Bourke-*-well, to begin at: the  beginning. It /was just like a storybook.  : He'd been a poor boy, without friends  or money. He'd se: 1 newspapers and  run errands in shops. Every penny he  could save he sper* in buying books.  He'had taught *him-*elf to read, and he  had gone to a night-school. There he  attracted the notice of the -teachers,  one otwhom got hiin apprenticed to a  Arm of, engineers. ,He was .eighteen by  that time, and he be:; an to send articles  to a London paper, which were published,/and brought the author great  praise. /The editor found out who he  was. and, takln__^_a ,?reat fancy to the  wonderful boy, soni him to Oxford, as  a non-collegiate.  That was a hard I" fe, so Mrs. Jennett  had heard���������to be :���������    ^ng a lot of more  fortunate young m   i, who had plenty  of money-and  fun,  outsider.  -; However  many   honors,   ami  books on Social ism  -. at'aJl, it would, not be a man of 1m-  I por tan ce.  So Lady'Feo Rjngwood was a disciplu  of John Bourke, the "man of the people!" I could Imagine nothing mom  Incongruous than: that she should advertise herself as a "Socialist."  She was a young "widow, the daughter of an impecunious earl. The middle-aged city knight vvhom she had  married when she was eighteen hnd  considerately died three yea-rs:. later,  leaving his fortune all to her. She was  now flve-and-twenty, with a beautiful  house in Park lane, and more money  than she could'well know what to do  with. I had met her so often during  :ny butterlly.' days' that it seemed  ���������strange I had never mot the man she  apparently delighted to honor. But,  then, those butterfly days had been so  few; aud Mrs. Jennett declared that  her hero went as seldom as possible  into society.  Somehow, 1 did not like to think ot  i^ady Feo Kingwood as a friend of  John Bourke's; und the sight of her  portrait in his study brought me so  .early into touch with old times that  1 felt vaguely disturbed. I had dlsap-  ueared from Lady Feo's set for ever;  "ind'.I did not relish ��������� the thought of  being discovered, the miserable secret  of my Easel street connections rooted  up. perhaps, and .'discussed as a spicy  bit of scandal in drawing-rooms.  While I lay with the photograph in  my hand, there was a ring at the doorbell and a light tapping of.the knocker.  "That's Mr. Bourke, I'm sure, come  to enquire how you are!" exclaimed  Mrs. Jennett,*-'jumping - up from her  chair. "He won't use his key and walk  in, because he says the house is yours  and mine, not his at ull for the present.  I'll just run and let liim in myself."  Two minutes later and she was back  again, -peeping.thi'i.'...'i/h a. crack of the  door. "It was Mr. iiourke," she announced. "He's delighted to hear that  you're downstairs, feeling better; and  he'.d be glad ta see. you for a few moments if you are.qMlte up to iit.: But  you are not to say/'Yes'" otherwise; for  he will come back to-morrow."  "Please:tell him/1 shall be pleased to  see.him," I replied,with an attempt a?  Indifference of t-bne* but in reality 1  was curiously, exclred. Mrs. Jennett  disappeared; 'and -when. Mr. Bourke  came she;was not with him.  The blood rushed "p to my face as,I  saw,: his eyes fall upon the tea-gown  and brighten into a smile of pleasure.  I.had almost foigo.'en it for the,moment; but his look "A- ought back: all my  resentment.  "I had to wear ii." I cried out, like a  child, "or poor "���������*-��������� -. .ennett would have  been hurt. . m vexed and grieved.  You had no right- to taiy this gown for  i>ut to remain  an  Mr.   Bourke / won  he  wrote   several  ��������� bic'hmade a great  Curious Bits of News.  A young Kentucky girl of amazing  beauty, who had been forced Into marriage with an aged speculator- whom  she heartily disliked, vowed lhat after  marriage she would never look upon her  face In a mirror, st- :ing that it was Iier  facial charms which had brought about  the loathed union. For six years she  faithfully observed the vow, until the  recent death of her husband cancelled  the extraordinary oath.  The common notion that Germans  are the heaviest beer-drinkers is refuted by statistics published by the  British Board of Trade. Last year every German, on the average, drank  twenty-seven gallons, while the average Englishman drank thirty-two gallons. The consumption ln the United  States was less than half as much, por  caplta,/as In Germany. With the exception of the Belgians, the British are  the largest beer-drinkers in the world,  and the consumption has grown rapidly during the last fifteen years.  A card-slmflUng machine has been  invented by Jl. I*\ Bellows of Cleveland.  It should make business poor, for  crooked card-players. The device Is  complicated, yet simple In its action.  "Card-players who want a fair and  honest game are enthusiastic In their  pralse^of my machine," says Bellows.  "It shuffles cards more thoroughly than  can possibly be done by hand, and it la  Impossible for the dealer to put up a  hand to suit himself."  A funny story comes from New.Jersey about an auction sale of furs which  had been preserved lh red /pepper.  About a hundred ladies and other, eager  bargain-hunters with: a keen'scent foi  their quarry* were impatiently, waiting,  but. as..soon as the furs were; opened  ���������they were all seized with a violent fit of  sneezing,' which was so irrepressible  that.in spite of heroic struggles to continue the bidding, the sale had perforce  to toe stopped, and would-be purchasers were sent sneezing away. '  A watchmaker at Zurich is exhibiting  in his:. shop window a wonderful /piece  of Svyiss workmanship, in the shape of  the smallest watch that has ever/been  manufactured, writes a Geneva- correspondent. '-'���������: The watch, which Is In/ the  shape of a rose, Is so minute that a  strong magnifying glass is'necessal'y to  read the hands, and when/winding',; up  the tiny article It is necessary to use a  specially prepared contrivance for this  purpose. :/T)'e manufacturer refuses to  sell the watch, which; keeps excellent  time. '/One rich customer'offered -'.two  hundred^ pounds for ithe curiosity,'.but  this sum was:refused.  as  do  of  I  flrat impulse had been to refuse to wear  the elaborate tea-gown' which I owed  I to a stranger's charity, but her grief  disarmed me. -I knew that any slight  put upon her idol (lt was easy to see  ���������beginning appeared to have been yeaTS'* i that John Bourke was that) would hurt  'ago. After Waterloo Bridge,' this wak- ,' her far more than the cruellest Insult  ing was like a' resurrection, ,and it . to herself. So, much against my will,  seemed the more strange that almost , J let her help me Into .the garment, re-  tho first thing Ieaw in the new world '-minding myself that at worst It,was  should be���������the heart-shaped scar. | only borrowed,   and    determining    to  Though I had been permitted te look. J light out my. grievance, with the man  at It but for a second's time, I. could see  i.f or myself.  m  it still as It printed In colors in the dlr.  In size It was slightly smaller than the  mark I had such good cause to remem-  : ber on Lady Cope's arm, or that other  whloh had belonged to the old mystery  and created a new one as well. It was  of a less deep pansy-purple than its  prototype, but otherwise it appeared to,  be the same. .As I pondered," marveling at the strangeness of the coincidence (which must be far more than a  mere coincidence), Mrs. Jennett came  back. And when I had eaten the chicken and sipped the port, -my (brain grew  blurred with sleep. I remember noth-'\  ins more, ..until I awoke dn the morning:  At flrst I thought that I*was quite  well again, but I soon found out my  mistake. I had taken a feverish cold,  and though I tried to get up, I was or-  dered back to bed by Mrs. Jennatt. My  head ached so dully and my- brain'felt  so/weary! that' I had not the energy to  oppose her, or even the desire .to ask  questions.: A doctor was called In, and  afterwards sent medicine, which I reluctantly swallowed. For. three days  and nights I lay ln bed, and sometimes  I think I;*must have boen slightly delirious, for I heard myself saying words  over which my mind had no control,  arid I saw7 Mrs. Jennett's -.; face.j as  through a mist, regarding me oddly.  But at last the burning heat in my  veins and the throbbing in my temples  died away. I felt strangely peaceful,  though very* weak, and Mrs. Jennett  sold.that. If I liked, I might be dressed  in a wrapper and lie on the d������ik-a__alr  in ^Ir. BpurKe's study.  In my palmiest days I had possessed  nothing more heautlnil, and I experienced a very curious sensation in wondering if he had used his own taste ln  tho selection, troubling himself so  much for me.  .On the deck-chair In the study,where  I had awoke to a new world the other  night,'were'three or four ruffled Bilk  cushions of pretty pale tints, which I  was sure had not been there betore.  But this time Mrs. Jennett was the soul  of discretion, if there we're a secret  .whlch.she might have, betrayed. She  merely pointed to a great bunch of  white lilac In-a vase on the table, saying:  '���������Those are foriyou, my dear. From  ���������from* Mr. Bourke and me."  Then, before I could ���������* answer, she had  begun bustling about the room, drawing down the blinds, so that the light  did not come into my* eyes as I reclined  on/the big/chair, and asking me what  books I, would, like, to, have from, the  'shelves. "   "  There certainly seemed a -magnificent  collection to choose from. Everything  worth reading/which I had ever heard  of, and many, many learned-sounding  books which I never had heard of,  lined the walls.  I had no, wish to read. I Was reckless, though not as unhappy as I ought  to have been after breaking with my  past so ruthlessly at Waterloo IJVldge;  and my strongest desire was tor Mrs.  Jennett's companionship.  I wanted her to talk to me; and deep  down under the surface of my thoughts  I knew exactly on what subject I desired her to talk, though.by" no means  deal of talk amo������_r people who oared  about such thing*.  When  he  was   c-'v  twenty-two,  he  waa  editing  an  ir-*..ortant   Socialistic  paper;   and  now,   t-ough  he  was  but  slx-and-twenty, T*������  was a member of  Parliament���������a   '"L:>'*"-ir   member,"   Mrs.  Jennett  thought; was  the: right /name  for lt.      And ha  *m-ae such    brilliant  speeches that nil E*-c;land talked about  them^    And dukes  and duchesses and  earls   and   eount������ssi������s   invited   him    to  their  houses,  but  Ve   would   never  go  When he could. help ft.  * When he was at:, home /she had orders Invariably to p'ovide enough -food.  at every - meal  for several unexpected  guests,  and  it  was seldom  that .they  failed  to   appear.     Such  guests!      In  rags, generally.    Ard  sometimes very  distinguished   .men,    friends    of    Mr.  Bourke's,  had sat :<**own* at the same  table with them. ;H- never apologized.  There was a: story-about:him,-/which  Mr.'Bourke did not know that she had  heard, but the lady concerned In it had  lold: it herself to .Mrs. Jennett one day  when she had called af the house and  waited a long time, hoping in vain that  Mr.''.Bourke.'-would.' come in: , A beautiful young lady/she .was.-too,: and very  rich.     Who   knew' but,   after   all,   he  would marry, her -one day?- If he/did,  with her money: a'nfl  position  to  help  him on, why, he might rise to be Prime  Minister of England.  But the story���������oh, yes, Mrs. Jennett  would  tell it!.    Mr.  Bourke  had  once  been persuaded to dli.e at the house of  this young lady of whom she* hacl just  spoken.  /Nobody else had been asked,  and after dinner the lady; had begged  Mr. Bourke to tell ''her how she might  begin to work as a Socialist���������because  .she_beh_ex<^_i_niyLe______!_?_yin_e___^  "You can begin by washing the "Hour  from the hair of my brothers in your  hall," he had said, meaning the foot- -  men, of whom the li.uy kept several in  livery and powder. At first she wus  Very angry; b"ut soon she forgave Kim,  and /liked him better than .ever���������she  had remarked to Mrs. Jennett���������for being "so original and so daring." Afterwards she/had sent Mr. Bourke her  photograph, and Mrs. Jennett had 'recognized it at: once as the portrait: of  the charming / young lady who had  chatted with her for so long.  I listened to all this gossip with a  strange diversity.of feeling. The part  of the��������� disjointed narrative which concerned the beautiful "woman in7 the  case" fascinated me oddly. "I should  like to see the picture!" I said, rather  wistfully, at last feeling even more  Insignificant and vaguely homesick  than I had felt before the story began.  Mrs. Jennett rose and went to the  mantelpiece,' returning in a moment  with a framed photograph In her hand.  With an air of Importance, she placed  it In mine, and as* my eyes fell upon  those that looked but from the/picture  I gave a low cry of surprise, almost  alarm.  CHAPTER  XIV.  The Woman Who Would Be a Socialist.  It was a beautiful face, and I knew  It well. / Now,; my heart, gave' a quick  throb as I gazed at it. For the woman  who owned it belonged in that part of  my life which had come before the deluge. /She was of the "ultra smart"  set, which for a'little while had petted  and welcomed me as a promising debutante. She had been "nice" tome; but  I had not valued her kindness highly  after hearing herremark one day, with  a characteristic laugh: "I always make  a point of being charming to girls; one  never knows whom they may marry."  Looking at her "counterfeit presentment," taken (in a ball dress wllh( becoming background of ermine) by the  most popular woman-photographer of  the moment, I seemed to hear her  sweet, though* slightly metallic voice  saying the words again.  She would, according to her maxim,  no longer care to charm me, since It  was now certain that if/1 ever marrieij  He' blushed boyishly, the sudden* color and look of enibfvrassment* making  his grave face appe*-*- very young. "Oh,  please don't say tl vt!"'lie exclaimed,  coming'Impulsively closer to the deck-  chair which was my throne, then  checking himself ."v'.-uptly. "I'd rather  have done anything than vex you. I  didn't want you to know. . I thought  Mrs. Jennett wo"'*d , have managed  without telling you " "   -  "I must forgive y-u, since I am sure  you meant to be so kind," I said more  gently "At least, I w.lll, ,.lf you'll tell  me one thing."  "I can almost promise, for suoh a  bribe, that I will."  "Why are you su 'denly so different  trom what you \vw; i few nights ago,  when you came' to me at the bridge?  You are more like w'.*at.I remember of  you the first time."  "Thank you for remembering at all.  But that is another thing I must ask  you to forgive me fcr; the way I be-  naved to you at Waterloo Bridge. It  was the only thing to do, you know-  to be firm and ste:-.. But it was not  what was in my he*rt. I wonder if I  dare/tell you what ������-as really there?"  ' I looked up nt him half-startled. But  I said: "Yeft, tell tn.*." ..And I made a  sign-that.he should sit down in the  chair left not-far off from my side by  Mrs. Jennett. A.  "It may be pre****.." ptuous for a man  like mo to pity a v.* man like you," he  oegan, slowly, even shyly. "But I did  pity you then, with an infinite pity. If  I had been your brother I could not  have felt greater sorrow and tender-  less. I thought hc.vv you must' have  suffered, and It seemed cruel that you  should havo to suffer.' You are almost  a. child still, yen see, and I had thought  of you so many times after that first  meeting at the thou inr, as a girl born  lo happiness and good" fortune. 1 shall  never forget how , I felt when you  junied your face as���������as I held you back  from that mad plur.,"..*, and"saw���������lt*"was  you. I could not bv.lave my eyes for a  moment."  "Vor I mine," I said, softly. "It  6eemed very strange  that you should  come  to  my  rescue    for    the  socond  time;"  "Do you, forgive me for what must  have seemed,like harshness and lack of  sympathy?" he asked.  "There's nothing ,to forgive. Only  everything to thank you for."  "Then you do thank me?" he questioned, eagerly. "You" aren't sorry now  that I forced you .back to life?"  "I ought to be sorry," I said. "Volh-  ing Is changed. 1 hnve ns little to live  for ns I had then, as little chance of  redeeming miserable failures. Yet���������I  suppose because I'm young and thc  love of life Is Instinctive, now that--  that there's sunshine, and Tin not l'nlnt  with hunger and dropping with weariness���������I can't feel all sorry."  - "Good hcavonsl :You/wore hungry!"  he ejaculated ln an odd voice. "How  terrlblo���������how  unbelievable!"  I could not help laughing, though I  really did not feel llko laughing at all.  "Not so very terrible to be hungry,"  I returned. "But now,' looking: back  upon that niglit, the blackest I ever  knew, I think, perhaps, if I hadn't been  physically so weak I might have been  morally stronger: Of course, lt was  cowardly to do what I: meant, to do,  though I'd just persuaded myself that  it wasn't���������when you came. I hope that  I shall never be so wicked again.: And  I shall not even think of lt, if only I  can get work. I did try so hard before,  but. I had no luck. Maybe: you will.,  give me a little good advice how to'  llnd it."  He looked me earnestly in the face.  "I didn't: dream it: was that kind of  trouble," he said. And I thought that,  for some reason, his eyes expressed relief.  "I suppose .not," I rejoined;; with a  smile that was not very gay./ VWheh  you saw me first I didn't appear exactly a candidate for the workhouse, bul  I was, even then, though I didn't know  it myself. And the other night���������well,  that frock and hat were- made before  I realized that I was a beggar."  (To be Continued!)  There are probably- not many men  livingwho; had a brother that died one  hundred and forty years ago. This,  however, appears to.be the case with  an old man who was called as a witness In a small town of Styria. His  father was married the first time in  1760, at the age of nineteen. The following year he had a son,-who died  after a few months. His father/married,  again In 1811, at the age of seventy, and  witness was born the next year,' which  made him eighty-nine." "Mark'Twain  dropped a tear upon the grave ol  Adam, so perhaps this old man still  grieves for his brother,',' comments th<*  London "Chronicle."  lm the Steam-Heated Flat  1'  %  m  Anecdotal.  A British Columbia lawyer wajs passing along the street, carrying under his  arm a law-book In circuit binding, when  ho was accosted by a self-righteous Individual. "Ha! Mr. Blank, and where  are you going to preach to-day?" "I  don't preach, I practice," replied the  lawyer.  A Sunday school examination was in  progress, and the examining visitor put  this question: "What did Moses do for  a living while ho was with Jethro?"  Following a long silence a little voice  piped up from the back of the room:  "Please, sir, he married one of Jethro's  daughters."  Once a distinguished Russian grand  duke found himself charged twenty  francs apiece for hothouse peaches at  the old Cafe de Paris, In the French  metropolis. "Are hothouse peaches so  scarce, then, even in midwinter?" he  asked. "No," replied the maltre d'hotol  "but grand dukes are."  When the late Li Hung Chang visited  Germany a few years ago the Kaiser  asked him: "How do om; women compare with those ot China?" "I really  cannot tell," said Li, slyly, fastening  his eyes on the corsage of a lady who  was present; "we never see halt  much of bur women as you  yours."  Of the many stories told'of the late  Ameer of Afghanistan, who was one  of the really strong characters among  monarchs of recent years, none Is better than the one about the subject who  ran to court in great alarm, crying that  the Russians were coming. "Are they  really coining?" said the Ameer. "Then  you shall be taken to the top of yonder  tower and you shall have no food till  you see them arrive."  Speaking of sympathetic strikes the  other day, Chief Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive-Engineers told of  one that he conducted when only a  'boy working on a farm: "The force of  hands had dwindled to two, a fellow-  named Joe and me. The farmer decided to discharge; the other fellow,  whereupon Joe.suggested that I should  stop work also, leaving the farmer, ln a  fix./ This I did. I went out on a sympathetic strike; but the result was that  the farmer hired Joe back again, and I  was left out in the cold."  Sir Henry Irving '. is no special cabby on: his*, nightly .transit from the  London Lyceum,Theater to his home,  and when he leaves. the theater the  first mahvvlthln: call gets the job' and,  it may be./a ticket.for the'pit.on some  future occasion. One of these occasional cabbies'to whom a pa ��������� had been  given was asked by Sir Hei. y how he  liked the/ play. .The man; hesitated, and  then, choosing what seemed to be .the  most grateful words 'to express his  pleasure, answered: "Well, sir, I didn't  go." "You didn't go! Why not?" "Well  sir, you see, there's the missus, and she  preferred the wax-works."  A wealthy forelg'-er, intent .upon a  day's outing, wanted to hire) a'London  dealer's best horse and trap, but not  knowing his man the dealer. demurred  at trusting them ln his hands. Determined to have hlsdrlve; the. gentleman proposed/paying for the horse ahd  the vehicle, promlsli: j to sell them back  at the same price wi.en he returned. To  that the other saw ho/objection, so his  customer's* 'wants were supplied and  off he went." He -was back in time at  the stables, his money reimbursed according to contract, and he turned to  go. "Hold on!" exclaimed the dealer,  "you have forgotten to pay for the  hire." "My dear sir," was the cool reply, "there was no hiring in the case. 1  ���������have been driving my own horse and  trap all day." And he left the dealer  to his sorrowful reflections.  Anecdotal.  -"How do'you suppose Santa Claus  will net in?"  XI    " Perhaps he can :  ike himself small  and come through i. e steam-pipes.'  "Oh dear,no. He'd freeze."���������  Ha*  er'a Bazar."  *Harp-  ��������� Obscure'-Couplet-in-a-Famous-Kymn.^���������  The hymn, "Lead Kindly Light,-'  which wa.s -sung so generally: in con-  nection--. with the: funeral services of  the late President,/ has in- Its last two  lines a reference .which /.has aroused  nonslderable speculation. The lines  arc:  "And vvlthl the morn those angel faces  smile  -Which':I save loved long;since and lost  a while."  In 1880,;, accord I n.r io the Chicago "In-  ter-Ocoan," Dr.,,v.������������������������������������.iihlll, of Hastings,  wrote to the nutb'-i*, Cardinal Newman, concerning the apparent allusion  In thes,.(.' "i;js to hoj-l* personal experience, and received the following reply:  "The Oratory, January 18, 1880.  "My Dear Dr. Green lill I: You flatter  mt* by your/tiuostlon, but 1 think lt was  ICchlo, who,,when nsked in his own  case, answered th-o't poets* were 'not  bound to be critics, or to give a sense  to what they hnd vvltten, and though  I am not, like -him, a poet, at least,!  may plead that I am not bound to remember my own meaning, whatever it  was, ut the end of fifty years. Anyhow, there: must be a statute of limitations for writers of verse, or If would  be quite a/tyranny If, In an art which  is the expression not 'of truth, but of  Imagination and se-'tlment; one : we'rs  obliged to be ready for examination  on the transient sti*te of mind which  came upon one when homesick or seasick, or in any other way sensitive or  excited.  "Yours  most  truly,  "John H.  Newman."  Mark Twain .tells a story of a man'  who received a telegram telling him  that his mother-in-law had died, and  asking: "Shall we embalm, bury, or*  cremate her?" Twain says he wired  back: "Yes, and If these fail, try dls-.  section."  A clergyman, visiting a house wherrt  an Infant was dying in convulsions,  remarked to the aged nurse that it  was too bad to see a baby in such pain,  "Ah, sir," replied the pious woman, "H  says ln the Good Book, 'Suffer,'llttlif  children to come unto me,' and I tell  you they do suffer."  When General Sheridan was camping  on tha lower Mississippi, his negro  boy, Harry, was one day asked7 by a  friend whether the general was not terribly annoyed by the mosquitoes. "No,  sah," said Harry; "in the evenin- Mnr-  sa's so 'toxlcated he don't mind the  skeeters an' In the mornln' the skeetfrs  .s so 'toxlcated thoy don't nilnd ���������Marsa."  When Sidney Smith was rector of 3  parish in Yorkshire he found his vestry,  were discussing the propriety of paving;  the approach to the church with wooden blocks. There was/a good deal ot  perturbation over ways* and means,  however. "Gentlemen," said the witty,  rector, "I think if you will all puf youi!  heads together, as the saying is, tho  thing can be accomplished without  much difficulty."  A Scottish member of Parliament, la  an address to his constituents, assured  his hearers that he ' was not fan:/idle  member of the House; and that during  the last two years he: had put no les������  than one hundred and eighty-two questions to the speaker, and .the member*  of the government;/ "Whatjan-ignorant  auld beggar ye must be!"'cried'a; voice  fromthe crowd.  The revivalist, "Sam" Jonee, was onc������  taking women to task .for spending  more/time in prinking tlian*in praying.  "If there's a woman here," ho  screamed, finally, "who-* prays: mor������  than she prinks, let her stand up."*On*  poor old, faded specimen, of feminlnltyj  In"' the sorriest, shabbiest of clothe%  arose. VYou speiid more time praying  than prinking?" asked the preacher,  taking her ell In. The poor old crea-.  ture said ������h������ did���������prayod.all/the time,  prinked ,not at all. "You go straight  home," adtnor.Iehed Jones, "and put a,  little tlm������ on your, prhiklng." ���������  While passing Cherbourg, en , route) ���������  from South Africa- to London, Cecil  lihodes observed several vessels of: tho.  Fr������cch Channel Squadron ,.drawl*  up in line to salute the ex-Empress Eugenie's yacht. The Frenchi  men, who were spread out--on* th������!  yards of their vessels, shouteofl  "Vive I'lmperatrlce!". The captain ot'  the vessel on which Rhodes was a pas-i  senger, wishing to show his'respect toy  the empress, got his men ready to saw'  luta. but, in the short time at his dls������i  posal he could not school his crew tor  repeat the French words. "tTell thensl  to say 'beef, lemons and oheese," " sug"'.  gestod Rhodes, playfully, an'd,- to'his*  utter amasement, the yacht .was greets  ed with a deafening yell of '.'beef, letnw  ons and cheese!" ' which- ' entirell^  drownod *ihc������ voices of the French sail*  ors. ���������The ex-empress Is stated to.havw  expressed great pleasure; at the com pit*  ment afterward.  >  ���������'s' .'-  Marie Corel'.i at Home.  -' .:.-  Curious Bits of. News.  Just Like Doctora.  The doctor examined his patient  larofully, and, with a grave face, told  him that he was very 111, and asked If  he had consulted anyone else. "Oh/"  said the man, "I went to see a druggist and asked his advice, and he^���������"  "Druggist!" the doc;or broke In, oui-  grlly; "what'was thc good of that? The  best thing you can do when a druggist  gives you a bit of p-SvlceMs to do ex-  ictly the opposite." "And"' .," the pa^  tlont continued, "advised.'me to coma  lo you."���������Ex.  A CORRESPONDENT who has been  visiting - Sh.-kespeare's town,  writes that Miss Marie Corelli  figures by no mean.; among the least  of the local attractions at, Stratford-  on-Avon. She has quite a large establishment," and: her carriage and coachmen are much ob*x*rved when she  drives, about. "The townspeople do not  seem to take her very seriously. She  is talked of as bei* .* "queer;" a literary person; whose7 wi. ys are naturally a  little unconventlona!. During the early  summer It appears that a. strolling  company'of coined :-_ns settleddown at  StFatford'Tor-"sevem.l~we'eks: -Their-  theater./'.was, a big: tent, and/ their ..repertory was a medley of tragedy,  comedy,/and vaudeville. / Prices varied  from sixpence to a" shilling, though  after nine o'clock a* sixpence gave you  a choice of seats. To the right of the  main entrance a place had been fenced  In and hung.:with draperies and set  apart as Miss Corelll's box. She was a ( . .  regular patron, and- seemed to enjoy | _ ������PP������nenl  the performances very, much, fre- - ���������-  quently showing her approval by applause. It was not surprising to find  that her books were little known locally, although fabulous stories of their  sales/and her great: profits vvere current.' When Miss Corelli made her  home In Stratford-on-Avon, she was  then at work on The -Master Christian,  published: last year. To her vexation,  she found that the house next to hen  Was occupied ns a private school. It  appears that at' a ct-italn hour In' the  day, when she was most engrossed In  her work, the classes would be up tot  calisthenics, and the disturbance became .very annoying to Miss Corelli.  She wrote to the schoolmistress,/and  informing her that she was at work on  a masterpiece of literature, which she  hoped to. give to the world In a few  months, requested her to change th������  distracting hour of noisy exercise to  one that would be more convenient, for  her./ Miss Corelli received In effect th*  following reply by return: "Dear  Madam,���������I beg to remind you that my  school was here before you made your  home In this town, and that \t cannot  change the hour of the exercises as you  suggest, not even t.. further the important work upon v.-hich you are engaged. Indeed, I my say thaf Ifyour  masterpiece Is to i:e at all like the  works which you:hi. -e already written,  anything I-can do '--> prevent Its publication will be reg riled by.m*? as a  'blessing to the world."  - )l  Tubes of glass made by, lightning.vira  often-found in sand. The electricit.*  passes Into the ground /and-, melts->thg  sllicious material, forming..little pipes,  the Inside diameter of which represents '  the "bore" of the "thunderbolt." ' Sucty  tubes : measuring /as, much7/as .twenty-^  seven feet in length" have been discov*  ered. 7 ' '1  ���������  The beauties of the New York custom] ���������  house regulations were again iilii3*������'  trated the other day_ when an" English  Freemason, whb arrived with-bis iewV  eled regalia, was charged* full duty oa'  it, and fined for omitting ' to ' declare-  that he had his regalia with bim'. Ha  had come to take part in a. celebration!  af the order in:the,United7States..  One of the most curious lawsuits eve������!  tried ln France has tieen occupying tha; -  attention  of  the  courts.    At "the" last',  election *M.  le  Provost de  Launay,  su  Royalist senator, desired to have an or-4  gan.   He went to the editor of a local! .  newspaper,  and  hired  the  front. pagi������; ���������  _Ior���������two_months_foi^aiglven=suniA*���������HM!^'  Republican opponent'thought'the ide**1,  a good one, and hired the second.pa .jo,,  so that the readers of the '"Journal ''.'d-f:  Ferguler"   were   treated   on   the   flrs������"  page to a eulogy of monarchy and onj  the second page to praise of the repub*������;*r  He. / M. de Launay lost the election;1 and]  Is  now suing Its editor/for breach ,ol'  contract hi leasing the second page M|  Like an Employee.  When the night-watchman found a  srange man stealing funds from the  vault of the bank his Indignation knew  no bounds. "You've got your nerve!"  exclaimed the watchman. "Anybody'd  think you was employed here, actually!"���������"Puck."  President John I. Sabln of .the,Chi*  >ago Telephone Company has made, ������(  popular hit by installing movable,  phones in fashionable restaurants,  i'ou do not have to leave the table ta '  mjoy this, luxury. "Walter, bring mf  i telephone," is the only: order neces������  lary to have a. fully equipped long-dluo  i.ince 'phone at your elbow. .By simply  ordering a telephone a guest may b-g  Placed ln communication "with 'Kevxt  Tork or Denver, or any other cltjj  lerved by the Chicago Telephone Conw  jany,' without moving from the tabla  it which dinner or luncheon is belri^  lerved. The new service Is very slm*  He. What Is termed a "telephone  iprlng-Jack" is adjusted to the wall  lear the table, and when the telephone  a ordered the waiter brings tho lnstru-  ment, inserting: a plug In' the "spring*,  iack." perfecting direct connection  with the main telephone exchange.  A3 tamers and keepers of animalq  dark men never, succeed, states tha  Philadelphia "Record." "Visits to zoo*,  and to menageries show/them to be ln%  variably fair fellows, with yellow o* '  srown hair and with blue eyes. "Thus,  tt the Zoological Garden, In thlsf,city,  there is not a keeper who ia: dark-  fobo McMullen of the lion house haa  ight hair, a yellow moustache and vlo-  et orbs. Lover, of the wolves and  taxes, Is still more markedly blond, andl  n the antelope house, the: snake, hous**  ind the small mammal house light col-  ������rs etHl prevail. 'One oil tho most*pro*  lounced blonds at the Zoo was John. -  Thompson, who Is now la Honolulu.  Tiaklng casts of fishes for a museum  '.here. Thompson was one of the most  tuccessful keepers the Zoo has ever Had,  Not only snakes,anu turtles (his spo*  rialty), but lions,* foxes, wolves, dees  ind many other animals took tr hint  naturally, and he was never scratched (  ir bitten."     -    _ _, j  r.i  H  5������  rgg^g^^^-^ga^jAS'.'sigs   *���������Hfa-  i������  I ?  ���������4  If ''T"  IJwtfstolit IJtralil ami IJaifowa  rrir   *    *Tff i  Published By  The Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co.  Limited Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  Editor and Mniinsor.  jinvr.r.iisiKc rate*.  Pi'plav Ril5..fl.jO per inch; single eolumn,  t'2 per inch when inserted on title page  L������cbI a.l������., in cents per inch (noiipttriel) line  /oi lir-i iii������ertiun; .r> i',*nis for eneli Hdititicinai  in-.*fti..n. Local nolices 10 cents per line t-iirh  i -ir*. Birth, Marriage anil IJi-mli Nmlccs  In**.*.  SI-BSCRHTIOS   RATKS.  Bv-nail or currier ti per annum; ���������fl.'.'.", for  sii muiuli**, ^irictly in advance.  Ol'P. JOII  DEPARTMENT.  i nno of the bcM enulppeil printing nflices In  Ibe W,-i And prcpari'd to exeruU' all kinds of  f.iiiiiini; fn tir-.ti*li*.*... style ut honest, prlees.  i nir prii'.-* to rtll. No job too lnrge���������none too  ,iu*iJi���������for us. Mail orders promptlv imeiideii  to.   Ghe us a trltil on your next onler.  TO COHKESrOKIlEXr..  We invite correspondence on any subjert  .-*' inten-.t to the cencral publiii. In nil cases  the bona fide inline of the writer must accompany manuscript, but not necessarily for  publication.  Address all communications to the Manager  NOTICE TO LOHI'.E'-.l'ONI'ENTS.  1. ���������All correspondence must be legibly  v.ritti'11 on one side of tbe paper only.  2.���������Correspondence containing personal  matter mu***'t be signed with the proper name  ul tlie writer.  TncKsDAY, August 14, 1902.  THE FATHERS  OF THE SENATE.  CEREMONY  Today but* four of Llio Senators  appointed at Confederation nre in tlie  land of the living. These gentlemen  are Senators Miller. Wnrk, Dickey,  and Ai'inand���������all from the Maritime  provinces, the home of the long-lived  and the healthy. Tlie Halifax Herald,  speaking of Senator Miller, says that  gentleman is the only appointee under  the Queen's proclamation of 1SC7  ���������' whose vigor of mind and body have  ' been such as to enable hiin to take iii  leadirg part in llie deliberations of  that body throughout tne whole of  that long period."  ���������'Though   sometimes   not   counled  among  tiie Fathers of Confederation,  it is well known to those intimate with  tlie events lending  up to and immediately connected  with the union of the  provinces that Senator Miller's services  at Lhat time  were of  very great value  in helping to bring nlionfc the inauguration of   un   united   British America;  ' and whether technically he should be  numbered    among     the    Fathers   of  Confederation   or   not,   i'or very real  reasons he should be so numbered.   To  give any account of   Senator Miller's  public  services   from    1SC7     to     the  present time would  be something tlie  same   as   giving a   summary   of   tlie  parliamentary history of the Dominion:  for the present it. must suffice to say  llnit   from   tlie great debates of   the  early days ami onward, including those  on the admission of 'British Columbia,  the   inauguration   of    tlie    National  Policy, tlie construction of  the Canadian   Pacific railway,   down    to   the  exposure and defeat of the attempted  Yukon   steal, and  the vigorous treat-  '    'iiTeiit^f"^tiU~i"iiorei^i'e"ce"nt=_niiittei*sr  "   Senator Miller has throughout all the  years of the Dominion  brought to the  services of tliecoutitry a large capacity  and    willingness    for   work,   and    a  power in debate that lias given him a  leading position  in   parliamentaiy life  , and Ixien of great public value.'-  Senator "Wnrk is US years of age,  Senator Dickey is !X), and Senator  Armand "2. Their colleague, Mr.  Miller, it quite a young fellow among  ilifin. Jlc is only 07, and is good for  manv vears of hard work.  Solemn and Magnificent���������Lon  don Streets Crowded to see  Royal Pageant. ��������� Nothing  Mars the Arrangements.  K ing Edward and Queen Alexandra  were crowned iu Westminster Abbey  ���������shortly afternoon Saturday. Though  the ceremony was bereft of the elaborateness, and pageantry originally  intended, it lacked little in tlio way of  spectacular perfection. Tlie whole  cerpiiioni.-il was of a magnificently  deeoi*'.itcd character and presented a  constantly changing p.inorania.around  the two central figures enthroned in  their robes of velvet, ermine and cloth  of gold, amidst the distinguished  assemblage of participants, the fulfilment of whose various roles required  constant movement. Each stage of  the ceremony, with its old world  usages, furnished its quota of interest,  while the interior of the noble church,  filled as it was with officials in various  capacity, with princes, diplomats,  officers in gold laced uniforms, with  heralds, pursuivants and officers of  state in medieval costumes, with peers  and peeresses in rich robes with  Oriental potentates in many hued  raiment, with men of all types and all  shades of complexion from distant  points of tho new crowned monarch's  Empire, with its dazzling display of  jewels and wealth of color, presented  a picture which in its combined  brilliancy and its distinction has  seldom been excelled.  As   the   hour  appointed    lor    the  departure   of   the   Royal    procession  approached,   the   excitement   -about  Buckingham Palace was most marked.  Punctual  to" the time the advance  guard of the Royal   cavalcade   issued  rrom the archway, the horses   of   the  troopers curvetting nervously as they  faced the wall of humanity lhatcheered  their coining. Shortly afterwards came  the Prince and Princess of Wales' procession    and    finally    within    ������.   feiv-l  minutes Their   Majesties   state   couch  appeared at the gateway and the King  and Queensniiled and bowed in response  to  the   mighty   roar  of   cheers   that  dwarfed all  previous welcomes.     The  scene in the vicinity  was. remarkable.  On the roof of the Palace were perched  a number of fashionable dressed ladies  members of (.he household,   and   their  cheers, with   the   fluttering   of   their  'handkerchiefs as the King and  Queen  entered   tlie  Royal  coach   gave    the  signal for the deafening plaudits of the  populace.which greeted Their Majesties  as tbey emerged from the gates.  Tlie ovation was taken up by the  crowds which thronged the Mall, and  was repeatedly acknowledged by the  _P_c_l'__ipants of tbe state coach  LEGAL  .  E MA STRK ,t SCOTT.  Barristers, Solicitors, Ktc.  Kevelsioke, B. O.  J.M.Scott,IS.A..LL.U.   vy.de V.leMalstre, M.A.  JJARVEY, M'CARTEt it PINKHAM  Barrister*., Solicitors, Ete.  Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.  Uompnnr funds to loan atti percent.  Viksi S'iuekt. Kevelsioke B. C.  SOCIETIES.  Red Rose Decree meets second anil fourth  Tuesdays ofuacli month; White Rose Decree  meets third Tuesday of each qatirtcr, in Oddfellows Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome  0. E. GROCiAN. II Y. EDWARDS.  l're.si'lcmt. II .11. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Regular meetings are held in th������  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third Friday of each moiitli, at 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially invited  A. J .HNSON, W. Si  W. G. BIKKEY, Rcc.-Scc.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   EVERY-WEDNESDAY  in   Oddfellows*    Hail   at 8  o'clock.     Visiting   Knights   are  cordially invited.  H. A. BROWN, C. C.  W. WINSOR, K. of R. A: S.  CHURCHES  METHODIST CHURC-H, KEVELSTOKE.  Preaching services at 11 a. m. anil 7:;W p. m  Class meeting at the close of the morniug  service. Sabbath School and Bible Class at 3:30  Weekly Prayer Meeting every Wednesday  evening at 7:30. The public are cordially  invited.   Seats free.  Rev. C. Ladner, Pastor.  ST. I'ETEBS CHURCH,'ANGLICAN.  Eight a.m., Holy Eucharist'; 11 a.m., ma'-.-as,  Litany and sermon (Holy Eucharist first Sunday in thc month); '2:'Ao Sunday school, or  children's service; 7:30 Evensong (choral) and  sermon. Holy Days���������The Holy Eucharist Is  celebrated at 7 a.m. or S a.m., as announced.  Holy Baptism after SundavSchool at 8:15.  c. a. ritoccxiEit, Kcutor.  PRESBYTERIAN  CIIUKCII.  Service every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  to which all are welcome. Prayer meeting at  8 p. m. every Wedmisday.  Kev. W. C. Calder, Pastor.  '.Vi  THE PAYROLL TOWN  FOR THE BIG FREE  MILLING . GOLD ORE  PROPERTIES IN FISH  RIVER DISTRICT.  WATCH  THIS SPACE  A TEN STAMP MILL  AND SAWMILL NOW  IN COURSE OF ERECTION ON THE TOWN-  SITE OF GOLDFIELDS.  LEWIS BROS.,  Agents, RevelBtoke.  Hi    8  R. Jr.. FEKibX,  \H  Resident Malinger.  191  i  ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.  Mass   at 10:30 a. m.,  on  first,   second and  fourth Sundays in thu month.  REV.   FATHER  THAYER.  SALVATION   ARMY.  Meeting every night in their Hall on Front  Street.   -  ****H'*-*H'*********+*****''l'**  * *  X  *���������-  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  A. IM  H  EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST  DEER HEADS, BIRDS, Etc. MOUNTED,  Furs Cleaned and Pevaired.  JUST EAST OF   PP.ESBYTEKIAN   CHURCH  Third Street.  Baker and  Confectioner  A full and complete  line of  GROCERIES  Cor. Mackenzie Ave.  and Railway Street.  *  <i  *  *  ii  *  ���������fr  ifr  *  ���������fr  *  *  *  *  ���������*  ���������*  *  *  *  ���������fr  i*.  *  ���������fr  *  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  *  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  New Coal Fields.  I). ]*;. YoutiK is back froin 11 pros-  pectins; trip thiniigh the Okn.ntif.fin  district, from Veinon lo Penticton.  made in the interests of the Ailinola  .Smelter Co. Ue wa.s successful in  lot.'Htiiij< several thousand ncres of coal  lands within easy reach of transportation on OkaniiKiin lake. The principal  location was made on Mission creek,  about six miles buck from the lake,  wheie he staked over five thousand  acres of coal lands. The other location  was made on Ti out creek, two and 11  half miles fiom the lake and consisted  of twelve hundred and eighty acres.  There is an eight, foot seam on the  Trout cieek property, samples from  which have been assayed by A. L,.  "McKillop. with very sntisfactojy  res.ilts. Mr. McKillop states that tlie  coal is first class for steam and domestic  purposes.  The Ashnola Smelter Co. will commence development work on their new-  properties at an early date. Mr. Young  is confident that they will be shipping  coal.into Nelson by January  1st. 11X13.  It was a continued triumph and  teached its climax ou the arrival at the  Abbey, where there was a scene of  unparalleled enthusiasm, which did  not cease until Their Majesties disappeared in the Annex,  An accident to Lord Pelhani-Ulinton,  one of the grooms in  waiting,  created  considerable  excitement in the  Mail.  Ina closed carriage   he   was  passing  York   Steps,   when   his    conveyance  collided with  another  Royal  carriage  going at high   speed   in   an  opposite  direction.   The horses  fell and  there  apnea red   to  be   11   bad   mix up.   The  polite extricated the teams wilh  sonic  difficulty,   nnd   Lord  Pulhnm Clinton.  w ho was only slightly hurt, proceeded.'  Lord Kitchener,  Admiral  Seymour  and   General   Gazelle,    as    they   sn.t  together in the procession, came in for  much attention, but all seemed to  pay  little attention to the people along the  route. Lord Kitchener, in resplendent  full dress  uniform  of a general, also  looked unfamiliar, nnd  many   present  did not recognize   him.   The   Indians  were undoubtedly the most picturesque  feature of   the   procession,   while the  sate coach of the KinR, drawn by tl o  fat  and   Hanovarian     horses,   which  tifctircil   in   all   of    the    late    Queen  Victoria   processions,     seemed   much  more like a fairy land  than   unusual.  The progress of the naval cortege  wan  marked by  no special  incident, with  the exception of an accident to Lord  Edward P. Clinton, one ofthe grooms  in waiting.'  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Roval School of Mines, London.    Seven  years  at "MorU   Works,   Swannea.     17   years  Chief  Chemist   to Wifjan Coal and Iron Co.,   Eng.  Late Chemist and A&sayer, Hall Mines, Ltd.  --Claims eiamliied-anii-rej-ortsd-iipon =   Ferguson. B.C.  T     A. KIP.JC.-  Domini n and Provincial Land Surveyor.  REVELSTOKE, Ti. C.  E. MOSCROP . . .  Sanitary Plumbing:, Hot  Water  And Steam Heating, Gas  Fittin  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  H"H*4r"T"T"T"*FW-*fr������������;H*<***  Jas. I. Woodrow  UTGHER  Canadian Pacific  Railway  TRAINS  LEAVE REVELSTOKE  DAILY.      ;  EASTBOUND."     8:10  WESTBOUND  17:15  SOUTHBOUND  8:40  IMPERIAL LIMITED  EASTBOUND. :  Sundays���������Wednesdays��������� Fridays���������  4:20 o'clock.  WESTBOUND.  Mondays���������Wednesdays��������� Saturd'ys  21 o'clock.    /  PUKE  HUH MEETS  ALL TRAINS.  "FIRST CLASS   ACCOMMODATION.  HEATED BY  HOT A1K.  REASONABLE RATES.  Hotel Victoria  . Brown & Guerin, Props.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY ROOM.   "      .  nOTIULT STREET OAR BAR WELL SUPPLIED BY THE' CHOICEST  MEETS ALL TRAINS. WINES,  LIQUORS  AND CIGARS     .' .   .'.   .".'  Fastest time & Superior Equipment  82-HOURS TO MONTREAL-82  STEAMSHIPS.  FROM VANCOUVER  P. BURNS &  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     Mli.iTON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.   ���������-.-  TO-  TO-  -GHINA,  -AUSTRALIA  JAPAN,  ALASKA  FOR SALE.  FARM FOR SALE, iiond bnililinnii.    Apply  to .Mrs W. VVilliH   U.r.vr.tM-roKK, li.ti.  TIME TABLE  S. S. Revelstoke  During "High Water.  Leave F.ljfht-Mllc L������n<liiii--  Kvcry TneJday and Friday at f, a, m.  Leave La Porto--  Kvcry Tiievlay and Frlilay at 2 p. m.  Spculal Trlp-i between  r"fciil������r    Kllinun,  will lie mailc In any **������.ie where hnul-  offered warrants same.  "The   Company   reserve' Iho   right    to  change   time    of    sailings    without  notice. - ���������  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton,-Etc.  Fish and Game in Season....  All orders promptly filled.  ^Tr.X*" ��������� HBYB&S^OKB, B.<5  Lowest Rates and Best Service to  and from all points. _ ; .._ -   . ~ .  For full information, printed  mutter, etc., cull on or address,.  T. W. Bradshaw,  Agent  Kevelstoke.  E, J. Coyle.  Assist. Gen.  Passenger Agant  Vancouver.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  Prompt delivery o( parcels, baggage, etc.  lo any part of the city  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All orders left at R. M. Smythe's Tobacco  tore, or byTelephoneNo.7 will receive prompt  ttention.  FORSLUND,  Master.  R. W. TROUP,  Male and Purser.  ���������House to Rent, apply to Mrs. W. G.  Birney, or, to Lewis Bros.      jl 31 3nr  TIME TABLE  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  Running between Arrowhead, Thotmon's  Landing and Uomaplix, commencing October  14th, 1901, will sail as lollows, weather permitting:  leaving Arrowhead fnr Thomson's Landing  and Comaplix.,-....twlcedally-10k. and 161c.  Leaving Comaplix and Ihomson's Landing  for Arrowhead....twicedally���������7-.16kand 12:451c  Making close connections with all C. P. B.  Steamers and Trains.  The owners reserve the right to change times  ot sailings without notice..  Tha Frod Robinson Lumbar. Co., Limited*  WOOD  For Sale.  The utidersluncil having contracted (or tbe  whole of McMahon Bros, wood is prepared lo  supply Mill wood ut  $2 Per Load  fV-Cediir Cordwood���������JI1.0O delivered.___B__f  ������__p-I.iircI\vooiI at equally low rates.  ..Thos. Lewis..  Orders left at C. D. Hume ic Co.,   Morrfs ic  Hleed's, oral mill will have prompt attention.  W.Mollison.  General Blacksmith,  Wagon Maker,  Etc.  -DEALER IN-  Chatham Wagons, Wm. Gray & Sons Plows,  Popp Bros;' Plows, Cultivators, Harrows, Seeders, &o.  DOUGLAS STREET.  Revelstoke, B. C.  1  II. G. PARSON, President.  M. J. O'BRIEN, Managing Director  LIVE, AND LET LIVE!!  PleiiHc don't try nnd run uh  out of town by sending your  orders eiiHt. We must liuvc  your work i.i order to live.  "VV������ tli-pund on you for our  work I Kastern Iioumch <1o  not! Do not allow yourself  to he ropcil in by their ped-  dlcri XVe nlso KUiiriintce  to ifivo you better satisfaction for your money.  ie.. s. -wixisonsr,  Next the McCarty Block.  Laces and Braids  A large range of Point Lace,  Duchess and Hattenbnrg  Braids, Stamped Designs,  Stamped I.lnens, Kmbroldery  Needles. Hooks, ice.  Berlin and Zephyr Wools, all  shades, Slipper Soles, Valeu-  clencesLace, Insertion.        ^  ���������ball at the _m  ^e Revelstoke Wine and Spirit Co.  Limited Liability. ' ���������    '  11  Carry a full and complete line of  Scotch and Rye Whiskies, Bopndles, Rums,  Holland, Old Tom, London Dry and Plymouth Gins,   ,  Ports, Sheries, Clarets, dhampagne, Liquors  Imported and Domestic Oisars.  MADISON :PARLORS.  Misses Sheppard ���������&'��������� Bell  McKenzie Avenue     oc23  THE   SUPPLY   HOUSE    POR    WORTH    KOOTENAY.  FURNITURE  Just unloading Two Large Cars of Furniture-.  We ��������� now   carry   a larger and   better stock   than   any  House  between Winnipeg and Vancouver.    Come and look round whether  you want to buy or not.   We are stacked full from Floor to Roof  REVELSTOKE   FURNITURE   OO'Y.  '1 A LAND OF  NO STRIKES  Effect of New Zealand's Compulsory Arbitration Law���������The*  Toronto Globe Prefers it to  Shotgun Methods.  The New Zealand compulsory arbitration law is criticized because it is  not perfect. Any discussion of the  law which leu\es out of view the  existing conditions will he useless.  The condition from whicli escape is  sought is one of almost constant  industrial warfare. .lust when business and industry are at their most  flourishing stage disputes spring up  between employer and employed, and  in a day the whole machinery of  production is thrown out of gear, and  enormous losses are entailed on  master and man. In not a few cases  these -conilicts are founded on the  veriest trifles, and usually no matter  who wins there is no real gain to  anybody. It is not too much to say  that even when the workmen win  higher-wages by n prolonged struggle  it takes years for the increases to  make up the losses sustained during  the. progress of tbe strike. Oue calling  after another is subjected to these  upheavals; and periods of" prosperity,  when every sail should be set to catch  the' favoring breeze, are those in  which the strike and lockout are most  numerous and most persistent.  Whatever demerits the New Zealand  compulsory arbitration act mny have,  it certainly has the  merit of putting  "the country in  the unique position of  - having  had no strike in"seven years.  , , Can-any other industrial community  in the world say as much?   It is urged  ,   that   this    has * been    accomplished  during a prosperous time, when wages  ���������were steadily increasing. ' That, however, is the very time that experience  tells us to look out for nunierou**i labor  disputes iu countries which have not  adopted New Zealand's radical methods  of  dealing  with   an   intolerable evil.  The question is'not whether there are  defects in the law, but whether these  ��������� defects- are   not   venial  as compared  '."-'���������with tha pernicious'evils for which, the  **I^T^*i?*r*^ * -'>���������   . .--.-r"~    -'        *���������*��������� -  .������������������ law is put. forward tis a remedy.  The'"law. is an experiment, but it.is  an experiment' which has eudured the  ."  test of ��������� seven   years, and   has .tt least  ��������� done   what   its  advocates   promised,  .* namely,   prevented    strikes.     If    ic  produses other effects .which were not  "anticipated- these   may  be met.   The  ' '- law has been altered from time to  ' time, as ei*ery new law has to be, to  . meet unexpected developments. As  an experiment other countries would  be well advised to adopt it, cautiously  and even'- tentatively. There are  certain.semi,public services, such as  the running of railways, which, when  interrupted entail widespread inconvenience* an* loss. The relations  between men engaged in such services  ���������" and*their employers seem" well"suite"d  tor regulation in the manner we are  considering, and if it is found to work  well in that branch of labor it could  be gradually extended.  It is to be feared that some of those  . -who. express their hostility to the  proposal - have not studied it very  closely. : It is stated, for example, that-  the farmers of New Zealand ' will  oppose its extension to agriculture,  ' because if tho scale of remuneration in  ��������� farm work were increased they would  be unable to meet the competition of  ���������* their rivals in Argentina and elsewhere. "The application for increased  wages has to be supported by evidence  and the employers are- quite at liberty  to meet or disprove the evidence  adduced by their employees. On the  case presented the court decides, and  pfoip Jias beep' found a more rational  and more civilised way of settling  such questions of fact and inference  that the shotguns with which they  are now being settled in ' the coal  regions of Pennsylvania.  most gratifying results. As a rule no  mining piopeily shenkt undento  extensive development work ���������.*. illicv.it  first having been carefully examined  and rrpurtt'd upon by a competent  Hxperl. and engineer. llu should lay  down tin* lines of intelligent exploi'/  nl ion and hi*, dirci'l ions should In*  followed in Llie in lin, In his decision*,  he is luigely guiileit by siiiTuct*  indications and conformations and yet  with development, it may lie found  that the properly in course of  exploitation contains blind veins ami  ledges, some of whiih may he htmii^d-  larger and moie v.ilntlile lli.m  llie ore ('nipping!, al the sui-riice. and  upon wliiih development is in  progress. II. is a safe and sure plan,  thcrcfoie, to pay atleiitinii to the  stringers branching oil' from tlie vein,  as lhey often connect with magnificent, bodies of mineral, thu oxi.steni: of  which might never be known but fur  theso little feeders,"so often ignored  and passed by almost unnoticed.  While nature is nn open linolc.in her  geological formal ions, her language i.t  of times as Greek to tlio.se who have  conversed with her in the Queen's  Knglish, and this is why the most  favorable indications and the broadest  kind of hints are not seen or taken  advantage of by 'those in" search for  the keys to her t.re.isuic vaults. As n  matter of fact, nature is no niggard in  her deposits of the precious metals,  and these deposits often exist in  duplicate and even triplicate wheie  the claim owner expects to find  nothing more than a single ledge, the  single vein. Instances are nor. uncommon where the value of a mine  has 'been more 'than doubled by the  following of a stringer into a new ore  body in virgin ground; by breaking  tlirough what was supposed to be one  ot the walls.of a known deposit into a'  blind vein, the*presence of which was  not even indicated at' the grass mot.**.*  The Lament ot the Adult.  Goldfields:  The Northwestern Development'  Syndicate have acquired .-i half intei est  in the new town of Goldfields from the  owners. Mes>rs. R, - F. Perry,- F. 3  Goldsmith and A. Johnson. The deal  was negotiated by li. F. Perry the  manager of the.tqaviis.iteS , lender' the  new condition of aff.tirs Goldfields-will  hu "placed among the banner mining  camps of , the-, province. -��������� The new  owners are stringing wires for lighting  the streets by electricity and clearing  ground for the erection of building**  for employees on the townsite, ,a 10  stump mill, sawmill, hoarding house.-,  etc.,���������in fact nil modern conveniences,  including a water system fiom" Hi,*'  famous, Menhi'niiick creek'.-will, be  usUiblishe.l and pipelines run through  the principal streets" ��������� Within a year  Goldfields pi utilises to ho one of the  most modern little cities in western  Canada.       *  Engineer Given Damages.  Carson, Nev., Aug. 9���������Tlio Supreme  Court, has   handed   down its decision  N one of Dickens's novels���������those  novels which we are tearfully assured nowadays are not in the  least funny���������an ungrateful brlc.*:-  maker rejects the little volume which  has been brought hiin, because "it's a  book (lt for a babby, und Pro not a  babby. If you was to leave me a doll,  1 shouldn't nuss it."  Something of this unchastened scirit  stirs wiLhin our middle-aged hearts  when we read a modern story, or see a  modern play. It is probably the nicest  kind of a story, and the nicest kind of  a play, and if we were only fourteen  instead of forty, or fifteen Instead ot  fifty, we should thoroughly enjoy them  both. Nothing Is better calculated to  make us regret our lost youth than fiction and the drama ns lhey exist today. With what glorious emotions we  should have dilated in childhood over  Mr. Crockett's desp"! ate biigands, or  .Miss Johnston's dauntless heroes. How  we should have nl coped our&olves���������figuratively speaking���������in goie, and revelled in romance. Sicilian outlaws,  noble* Indians, cruel half-breeds, courtly villains and heroines ot wild, unearthly beauty���������time was when these  tilings made our pulses jump, lint now  seventeen murders cccile us less thai*,  one, and duels" are no longer the thrilling episodes they were In the happy  past, lt is hard to glow old, and It is  marie harder by the fact that nobody,  save one's family doctor, ha-i anything  to offer to age. AVe should still like,  even at forty or fifty, to be amused,  but nobody caters to our amusements  When a veteran actor like Mr. Drew���������  who ought to sympathize with adults���������  entertains us with a. drama that calls  to mind the school plays of happy Infancy, ami the last act of which must  certainly have been uiltten by Miss  Eilgeworth. we feel that we are indeed  friendless in the evening of our lives.  It i.s cold comfort to be told that th������  drama is intended for the debutante,  and the novel for hei younger brothers  and sisters. It is even less agieeable to  hear It hinted that if we do not like  these pure and wholesome perfoi m-  aiU'C's, it is because we want something  evil. Does nothing, then, lnteiest the  adult save sin?- Are bankers and brewers, anxious'mothers and hard-working  spinsters indifferent to all but vice?  Must we either frolic like lambs���������being  lambs no longer���������or de\oie ourselves  seiiously to the meicli "clous? Life has  issues, not wholly unimpoi tant,-yet disconnected with love-making of any  kind. .Men���������midd'.e-agcd men���������desirt*-  many things besides their neighbors'  wives. "Women���������middle-aged women���������  are sometimes strangely indiffeient to  their neighbors' husbands. "We may bo  pure of heart, yet unable to take pleasure in "The Old Homestead" or "Ben  Hur." Xi'e may bo vhtuous and intelligent adults. ��������� "Will no one wiite novels  and plays for us?���������Agnes Repplier in  "Life."  in the case of Drew Taylor .fgti'nst the  Nevada, California and Oregon "Railway, running north froni Reno.'  Taylor is an engineer on the*rond, and  on more than one occasion inforined  the proper official of tlie road that his  engine needed repairing and was not  safe. -The official promised to attend  to the matter, but ������did' not do so, and  later on Taylor spoke to hinniibout it  again. _ Nothing was done, and a few  days after an accident occurred which  resulted in permanent injury to Taylor  and prevents him from ever pursuing  his vocation as a locomotive engineer.  The jury in the lower court allowed  Taylor $15,000 damages, and the  railroad appealed from the verdict.  The Supreme Court refuses to inter'  fere and Taylor will get his money.  Wantko,���������Situation by young man in  oflice or store. Would take small  salary at first op condition of advancement hoth of work and salary,  " *  Advice to Miners.  . It is an old saying that "stiaws  Sljow tbP Wliy the jyiflfl ������s blowing."  We all know that this |s generally the  case, and many experienced mining  men are of the opinion that stringer*,  often lead to big ore bodies. Follow  your ore is excellent advice to heed iu  the exploration of a prospect, nnd  many instances are not wanting where  stringers from the main vein have  been investigated and followed with  For Sale  TWO  Residences on McKenzie-Wemic, with  modern improvements, s.&oo eaeh on easv  tcrms, ������  TWO Residence-ion Third Street, eas-t, ver\  convenient for railway men, $1800 each, easv  terms.  ONE   Residence on  First Street,  east,  ca������h  required fjUU.   nbject to mortgage.  Apply to,  |JARVKV,XlcCATREP.J_PtI,KJJAM.  BELGIAN    HARES  The quickest breeders nnd greatest  money makers  in  tliis  small  stock  line of the present dav.      Full   bred  stock of FASHODAS.  Price���������$6 and S i c per pair,  according to age.  THOS. SKINNER,���������Revelstoke, B. C.  ' Turning Smoke Into Gold.  QUEEN ELIZABETH of England  was not a thoroughgoing sphis-  .'ter, for she.had so. little prejudice against the practlce\.of smoking  that she permitted Sir "Walter Raleigh  his pipe in the royal presence. She was  sufficiently a woman, however, to twit  him openly.pn his devotion to ihe weed,  and it was.on one. oi these occasions���������  or so/'the, author of "The Soverane  Herbe" shrewdly, surmises���������that the  knight replied:   -    '    ��������� ��������� *    *  "I can" assure Tour Majesty that I  have so well experienced ithe nature of  It that I can tell even the weight of the  smoke In any quantity I consume."    "���������  "I doubt it-much, Sir Walter," replied  Elizabeth, holding it-was impossible to  weigh smoke, and mayhap scenting" a  joke, "and I will wager you twenty  gold angels that you do'not solve my  doubt." '_i  Gallantly accepting the wager, Raleigh filled his pipe with a weighed  quantity of tobacco, smoked it out, and  then, weighing the resultant ashes, announced the weight he had smoked  away.- . ,   ���������  - "Your Majesty cannot deny that the  difference has disappeared in smoke."  "Truly, I cannot," answered the  Queen. . Ordering 'the wager to .be paid,  she turned *to the courtiers around her  and said: ".Many alchemists have I  heard 'of "who turned gold into smoke,  but Raleigh Is the Hrst who has turned  smoke into gold,"  Musical M.D.'s of the Future.  A PATIENT having been cured of  smallpox by the witching strains  of a violin, a contemporary thinks  It not at all unlikely that it may ere  long be1" discovered that music ha.s a  therapeutic value heretofore undreamed  of. Music may In-time become a most  Important branch of medical science,  and the doctor of the future may, af te?  diagnosing >his case, .take a violin or a  cornet from His bag, as the case may  demand, and render the wedding march  from "Lohengrin," or Schubert's "Serenade," according *to the prograss "'tlie  malady has made, "jjifferent tunes  rendered on different Instruments, in  various tempos, may become necessary  at critical moments, and this will naturally develop a new science���������that of  writing musical prescription^;.' Musical  boxes and orchestrions may yet be used  ���������in hospital-wards, and the shops in  which sheet music and musical instruments are now dispensed are likely to  be the drug stores of the future. Patent, music Is a possible successor of  patent medicine, and we may yet take  a live-minute dose of "Lanigan's Ball'.',  adagio, or a seven-mlnute-and-a-halt  dose of Mendelssohn's '-'Songs"without  Words" andante, for our neuritis ar  necrosis. MedicaJ music and medical  science will be one, and the scalpel will  be supplanted by the mandolin, and the  clinical thermometer by the piccolo.  Little Mothers in Japan.  ��������� Although the Empire of Japan Is said  to be a "paradise of children," -where  they are -allowed to do very much as  they please, and where lhey seldom,'It  ever, cry, their life is not all play. The  little boys and girls have lheir work to  do, but in many skilful ways they turn  jvork into play. Take, for instance, the  little girls' who have baby sisters or  brothers -to care for. They tuck the  /oungsters into their queer garments  and go on with their games of ball. It  the .baby grows tired .and begins to fret  Uie "little mother" jonces lt up and  down over her shoulder with a peculiar  humping motion of her lv>ck, without  etopiplng the game. All the time sho  ���������Ings some pretty song.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS.  In the "mailer of the Estate of Thomas  Edwin .'Horne, late.of the City of Revelstoke, -deceased. ,  NOTICE i.s hereby jf!von that all credit-'  ors and' others having- claims .against the  estate of the said Thomas Edwin Horne,  who died On-, or aboul lhc 2 ist May, 1902,  are required, on or before the 151I1 day of  August, 1902, to "send by post prepaid, or  deliver to Messrs. Harvey,'. McC.-irlcr &  Pinkham, 'of the City. of Revelstoke,  solicitors for the administrators of tin*  estate of the said deceased, their addresses and descriptions, the full particulars of  their' claims, the .statement- of their  accounts and the nature ot" the securities if any held by tlieni.  And further lake notice lliat alter such  last mentioned date llu* said administrators  will proceed to distribute the assets of llie  deceased anions: the parties entitled  thereto, liavine; regard only to the claims  of which they shall then have notice, and  that lhe said .'idniiiiistiators will not he  liable for the said assets or any pail  tlicieofto any pei son 01 pel sons of whose  claims notice shall not ha\c been received  by tlicmal the time of such disliiluition.  Dated llu* 20th day of June, A.D., 1902.  HARVEY,   .McCARTKR &.  IMNKHAM,  Solicitors for   the   Aciinii.i.str.'ilors  oi    llu*  Estaie ot Thomas Edwin   Horne,   deceased, id  NOTICE.  TAKK NOTIC'i: tlmt (.0 dn>s nfier ilnle 1  iiiti'iul to iipi.h to tlie Chief Coiiiinissioiici of  l.inuls nnd \\orks fur ].ci i'ii*.*.|on to cut nml  currv awav timber irom the following described llllltls  Coiniiiciii'iiit; ut npn>*t ninrlccd Alice Pony's  -outliea-,1 forn-*r post, *-li**nleti about '200 leal  Irom bi-nttlCrcd,, then��������� uvsMiiclinins; tlienre  north 160 tliiiins; tliom t* 1.11st lUi'linnis; tlienct.  siiuth 11.0 clinnis, 10 the j.hicc of i*oii_iiii>iici.-  ment; continuing tiiOiu ies.  ai.ici: i-krisy.  Goldfields, ij c��������� JuIySlth, 190->.  NOTICE.  -1   NOTICE IS TIEBKBY GIVKN tlmt SO dlivs  Afterdate I intend to make application tn  the lion, the Chief (.'oi-'iinssiouer of Luiuls  ind Works for a speeuil lifenso to cut nnd  rftriv iuwi\ umber from the following described lllllU'-. .  xl'mbi:k ose ;  Coiniiiciit'iiif; at a1 po*.t initikeil " \. M.  Snrih-W est Corner-Post." nnd planted on  tin* northwest bunk of Hulf Wnv Cieek, neur  ���������U. Leon Uot Springs uiui about Iwo miles  trom Anow Lukes, 'llience fist 10 ehnins;  thence north 11.11 clmins; thence west 10  I'liiniii; thiMii'i* south li'tO chants to place of  commencement.  NUMBER TWO.  Comineiicing at a po-t planled on South  I.mik Deep Creek, Giilcnii 15ai, about three  miles fcoutli from Airou. Lakes; ahoul .!"������  rimi ns cast from a post market! " T. II. I).  soutli-v.est corner: 1 hence souili 11.0 chains;  thence east 10 cliains; thence north lGOchiiius,  thence u ?*.t-III chain'* to place of commencement,       ri  ANGUb .'.IcLFOIl.  Anon hend Mills  Per .7 T.  Arrow head, July 2llh, 1M>2  zsroTiaiEj  Notice is hereby pnun tlint bi\t> day*; from  rlate hereof 1 intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works at Victoria,  li. <J.. to purclinsc'liu acres of land on Downie  I'recL in the IU.: Itanrl. commencing at a post  olantcd about nine miles from the Columbia  liner on the north on-t side of Boulder Creek  md marked A W . Mi'Intc-h's-, initial post, No  t, and rniiiniif: noiih u>rt> chains to north-  vest corner pust. No. 2, thenee eighty chains  east to post Xo ,:, thence foil,) clmins .south to  ���������inst No. -1, thence ei^ht\ chains west to point  of commencement.  Dated the SUth day of Juno, 1002.  a. \v. Mcintosh.  3STOTIOE  Notice is hereby nivon that sixty davs from  lute hereof I intend applying t������ the Chief  i;ommissioner o Lands and Works at Vietoria,  IJ. C, to -purchase three hundred and ttvcntv  ���������icres of land on Downie Creek in the Bij;  Hend, commencing at a po.st planted about  eight miles from the Colunibi Kiver and near  ilie north east sine-of Boulder Creek and  marked J. C. Montgomery's initial post, So. 1,  ihence forty chains north to north-west corner  post No. II, thence eighty chains east to nortii  east corner post No. .1, tlicnce forlv chains  ���������,011th 10 somireRst corner post No. 4, tlicnce  eighty chains west to Doint of commencement.  Dated al Itevclstoke thc 30th (lay 01 June 1302.  J. C. MONTGOMERY.  Certificate of * improvements.  ���������=���������   *n-oti6e.  Golden Hill Mineral Claim, Situate in  the Revelstoke _ Mining* Division of West^  Kootenay District. -Where located:���������lh  Ground Hog7 R'isin,on McCuMougli Creek.  TAKK NOTICE that' I, C. H. Hume,  Free Miner's Certificate No. B671S8, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining' Keeorder for a Certificate of Improvements,'for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of llie above  claim. "   ���������  ��������� And further take notice thai action,  under section 37, must he commenced  before the issuance of .such Certificate of  Improvements.  Dated this 1Gthd.1v ofji\ne, A(D.( 1902  "0,' B, HUME.  Certificate of Improvements.  3STOTIOE.  Kdna, Alice and Norland Mineral claim**-,  situate In the Itcvelstokc Mlnlni; Ulvi"lcin of  West Kootenny District.  Where locntcil :���������Laformc Creek. Blc Hend.  TAKE NOTIOE that I, \V. E. McLlillchllll,  Free Miner's Certificate No. B. B7270, Intend,  ixty days from the date hereof, t .'apply in the  Mining Keeorder for 11 Cortllitalu of Improvements, for tin*, mirpote 0. obtaining a Crown  Grunt of (ho above cla ms.  And furtuc*,- take notice that acl inn, miller  oection .17. must ho comirtonccd before the  insiiancoof such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this luth day of July, A.D., 19112.  W. E. McLAUCIIl.IN.  Certificate of Improvements.  ZE-TQTIQE  Shamrock, Mammoth, Falrview., Maple  Leaf, Arabian, Belcher, atfd .Victoria IV  mineral alalms, situate, in tho Kevelstoke  Mining Division <?fiv est Kootenay.  /Where-located;���������The sSamroclc' and Mammoth mineral claims, at the head of* Camp  Creek, in Oronnd Hog Baaln, Big Bend. The  Falrview and Maplo l.eaf mineral claims, at  head of tho Wost Fork of MoOullough Creek,  known as Barrett Crock; tho Arabian, Belcher  and Victoria IV mineral claims on Graham  Creek, at the head waters of the West Fork of  French Crook. -,  TAKK NOTICE that I, Florence McCarty.  Free Miners' Certificate No. -B,*67.241.' intend  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements for the purpose of obtaining- Crown  Grants of the above, claims.  AND FURTHER TA E NOTICB. that action  under Section 37 roust be commenced before  the issuance of such Certificates of improve,  ments.  Dated th.s firstday of July, A. D., 1902.  ^M>K������NCE Mct'AiCTY.  THE TOWNSITE OF  CITY.  IS NOW ON THE MARKET.  2oo ���������Lots on Sale-- 2oo  I3UY BlfPORli YOU SLEEP.  CIRCLE CITY is the Terminus   of   the   proposed    Railway   already   surveyed  via the Lardeau Creek with fork to that point.  CIRCLE CITY is beautifully situated at the base of  the Lardeau Pass, -Galena  and Surprise Creeks.  CiRCLE CITY is   absolutely   surrounded    by    Mining   Properties   now   under  Development. .... . . . . .*-  Splendid  Water   Power  .Which will be utilized next Season by Concentrating Plants.  SEND FOR .PARTICULARS AT ONCE  TO THE GENERAL AGENT,  Gh B, BATHO,  Ferguson, B.'O.  " -'-'I.  ,*.' " I  W<li������*������*gsr������b������>������)������irt^>*������*g**!*������5W^^  ? .  The Smelting Centre of the Similkameen Valley.     Backed by the payrolls of two  gigantic coal companies and the Copper and Kennedy Mountain Mines.  , Surrounded by the following resources: Coal,,gold, copper, silver and a fine agricultural country. *  Large herds of cattle, fruit in abundance, with a climate almost southern  and all that could be asked. '_.,-*, , '  ASHNOLA is owned unil bucked by"thc payroll of the Similkameen Valley Coal Company,. Ltd.,  which is a guarantee in itself of its success.    Tlie equipment and development of their coal mines, insl-alling  of water, electric light and power plants are already .arranged for.   The development of the Ashnola Coal  Company's minis by the Knstern Capitalists wlio have established lheir jMiyroll at ASHNOLA,  makes it the",  coiuing^city .of the mterior of British,Columbia. _   . . .        _ ... ���������.*.,--  Gity of Wonder, Progress and Great Prosperity  Lots in'Ashnola are safe investments.    In Blocks lto -1 and 13 to 20 the price -will be.advanced 25c. "  pei month until May 1st, 1902, and to ten per cent, in the remaining blocks.    The present price is from $50 to  $225    .Twenty-five per cent, cash, three, six and nine months without interest. ��������� ';  Arrangements are a*lreadycompleted for Eight buildings, including cottages for the Employees of  thecompany at Ashnola.   Tliis work will be under full headway by May 1st.  , Four year's ago the Crow's Nest Shares could be bought and were sold at 11 cents. Today they are  quote*! at $80.00. "With the advent of transportation, Similkameen Valley Coal can be delivered at any'  point in West Kootenay or Yale as cheaply as by any other Company in Canada.  FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY TO  S1K1ILKAEOTEEN   VALLEY   COAL   CO.,    LIMITED.   NELSON, B. C.   9M0������MtoMf00������������P0'JHMSW������J&J*^^  ���������������lr.it ami Paramount. '��������� Alnolute Security to Policr-Holders.  -���������8!V8PER!AL-L!FE-ASSU������ANCE-GOB-,  ��������� OF CANADA.    HEAD OFFICE, TOROSTO, O.VT.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  President���������Hon. Sir Oliver Mowat. I'. C, G. C. M. tt.  -1st. ViPC-Presiilciit, .v. E. Ames, President Toronto Hoard of Trade.  Hnd. Vlce-l'rehidcnt, x. Bradshaw, ���������-. I. ���������>*.,- ��������� . ���������  Actuary The Imperial Life Assurance Co. of Canada.  MANAGING DIRECTOR  P. G. COX.  DIRECTORS.  'Hon. Sir Maokp.njsle Bowell, P.O., K. CM, 0., Senator, Ex-Prime Minister of  Camilla, Bel'<*vHlu.  Hueh X. Baird, Grain Merchant, Director Western Assurance Company.  A. E. lieinp, M. "., President'Kemp Manufacturing Company, Ex-President..  Toronto Hoard of Trade.  Wm.Mackenzie, President Toronto Kalluay Co.  1. R. I'.fclea, M. D.,K. IIC.S., etc, London, Out.    ,.   .  Hon. Win. Harty, M. P., President i.'n.niul'ait Locomotive Co., Kineston, Ont.  Warren Y. Super, of Eliearn ������fcSopor, Dirci'tor Ottawa Electric Street Railway  Companv, Ottawa,  George B. Reeve, Ex-'iwl Vice-President amKGcncral Manager Grand Trunk  Hull uny Company.  Samuel J. Moore, Socrolarv and Manager Carler-Crumc Co., Limited.  Hon. S. C. Wood, Vicc-i'rcsldcut Toronto General Trusts Corporation.  U.S. Holt, President Sovereign  Bank of Cniiitda, President Montreal  Light,  l.e.at^ Power Co., Montreal  Thomas J.. Urumnnond, Messrs. Driiiiimonit, McCall ic Co., Montreal.  .1. J.. 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There  ' many  a  dry.goods   clerk   ln   Berlin  out-Kitisei'e.I   the   Kaiser   ln  moustache.    But,  owing  to  ���������he Mn o:' retouching, there Is one thing  that   few   of    Wlllk.ni's    photographs  now t.. advantage, .md It Is the most  Imp:-'.1.���������������������������(���������Ive   eharncterlstlc   of   his   face.  A:.;!   lhat  Is  Its  singular  sternness   In  ���������'.p-v:?.    Square.   Iron -Jaws,   thin,   firm  I._">*i, .*���������_ certain sharpness and  leanness  ��������� ���������;:-.iS������. a penetrating eye,  nil speak  ���������i*-'invincible determination, pride, dlg-  t i'y.    Indeed,  herein  lies* the  force  or  Personal  majesty���������for    William,   however much one may t mile at his passion  tor  royal  display,   has   many   of, those  splendid attributes of character which  would make a man jrrcat In any sphere  of life.   It would be a large company of  Germans,   Indeed,' among   whom   one  -would fall to select h'.m Instinctively aa  the  leader.    A first impression,  therefore,   may   thus  be  summed   up:   The  Kaiser  la less  a great  king  than   one  inaj; Imagined, and more a great man.  The  longer  one  remains  in   Germany,  ������nd the more h'e learns of "William and  tiia -extraordinary activities, the deeper  stow* this Impression.   XVe Americans  hive  never  quite   overcome  our   first  prejudices against the Knlsar, bred during the early days of his reign, when  the mantle of royalty���������and the Hohen-  ���������ollern mantle at that���������was new to his  --.boulders, and he said and did strange  things; but in Europe���������where they have  grown accustomed to his vagaries, now,  indeed, much less pronounced in their  manifestations,    and    have    get   them  ���������lown   as   the   expressions  of  a.  strong  nnd  original  individuality���������the  Kaiser  occupies & place of high and genuine  ���������.������������������.teem. An American who remains long  in Germany feels this change ln sentl-  ri'ent  strongly,  and,  when  the Kaiser  ���������pisses, he raises his hat with' all the  ��������� ���������thers, not merely beo.-.use thl������ Is royalty,  but  because it  is character and  strength of purpose."  As might be expected, the Kaiser, Is  most popular in his capital:  "One, hearing a commotion on. TJnter  den Linden, with a flash of -white  plumes In the distance, and the swift  : -idaiter of hoofs, may -well crowd up to  see,' .A pair of splendid horses, traveling like the wind, two richly uniformed _men on the bo>:. iind the Kaiser,  the Kafserln, and am'.l.er lady in the  open carriage behind. You observe  ���������that the Kaiser sitswith ills back to  the horses, si-ving.the place of honor to  ��������� Ms wife, for William lias set the high  est ideals  in. courtesy   to  women���������the  Anglo-Saxon ideals. w-:ich often form a  . srtreng contiast to the rougher Teutonic customs. He wears a glistening silver helmet, which Vie touches with  military precision.as the people on the  streets shout and lltt their hats. No  cavalcade of guards accompany the  ���������carriage,   and   there   ii--   apparently* no  .--���������effort; ���������to'., guard-.the* lives ot its occupants, except in so fur as they:are protected by the terrific* speed at which  the. horses are' always driven. It is  ���������pee ot William**; ple-'tircs to show himself* and his family frequently to his  people, and the roy. I carriage may be  seen at'all hours in he streets of Berlin. The Kaiser's d. parture from the  -palace is always sip ..ied by the fall of  a. flag.'which serve.** ;���������������. a notification to  -the people to prep e for his appearance among them. Nearly every afternoon he rides out, u ually In uniform,  ���������with some of his *.. .fi-officers, galloping down the Lir; ; n and into the  ,T-hiergarten, where ..j often spends an  4iour la exercise."  Curious Bits of News.  When Victoria Was Crowned.  Henley's Attack on Stevenson,  TIITl literary sp       i  v.'illlam E. K     ���������"-  the    Christmas  "..Pall Mall" magaz.   ���������_���������  *ion    worshippers,     i .i  ���������similar'from-that o.  ',  discriminate   eulog'-  ���������*���������  _j=__jSteyenson______close__t__f  'Stevenson���������> person*.. .  romance'Woven   a"u*.n  him to have been al  rn*;--;fnl.   -self-righSroi  ion In London Is  y's onslaught, in  number of the  upon the Steven-  tone it is not dls-  lis attack on ln-  of   Burns.     As  iiend,_ he strips^  y of the fantastic  l it, and shows  .lines a vain, un-  ���������s..  anxious   ego-  'At North Berwick, near Edinburgh,  the other day, a golfer whose ardor  is greatly In 11dva5.ee of his skill got  into difficulties nt Cne second hole. Ke-  peatcd "foozles" left Ills ball badly  "cupped" on the brink of a bunker. He  turned to his caddie in despair. Said  he: "I've tried my brassle, and my  cloek, and my' innshle," und none o������  them will lift out that ball. What  should you say I should take now1!*'  "Sir," was the perfectly respectful anil  sympathetic response, "1 Wad niysel'  be taking, were lt just me mysel', the  four-twenty train back to Edinburgh."  And he did.  The Knglish papers aro full ot apocryphal Incidents, alleged to have taken place In Canada during the recent  Itoyol visit. It Is related, for Instance,  that a proud and touchy resident In  the neighborhood of Perth'declined to  go to Ottawa to see the Duchess because, although ho went to see the  Prince of Wines ln 18G0, the Royal family hnd never returned his call. Less  ���������ceremonious wns the AVestern alderman who, grasping the Duke's hand  -with firmness and effusion, exclaimed,  "1 met your old man here forty years  ago."  A recently published story of the lato  Lord Morris, Chief Justice of Ireland,  Illustrates his scorn of red tape and  petty details. A question had arisen as  to the cost of heating the Irish law  courts, and a consequential treasury official was sent over from London to  Dublin on purpose to Investigate the  matter. When he introduced, himself  and explained his errand, Lord Morris  smiled with suspicious hlandneas and  etld*. "Certainly, I -will put you in com-  -tnunieatloQ with the person immediately In charge of that department.", Then  ha sent out a messenger, and presently  there entered an old charwoman. Lord  Morris arose and left the room, saying  as he did so: "Mary, here Is the young  man to see about tlie coal."  father Taylor, the sailors' friend, was  a man who at all times spoke with an  engaging frankness, which sometimes  became, m'oiv V'rusqu'e than was desirable. A'banker from the West End of  Boston once visited Father Taylor's  church during a fervid revival, and  ���������varied the usual character of the meeting by a rather pompous address. Its  purport -was that the merchant princes  of Boston were a very beneficent set of  men, whose wealth and enterprise gave  employment to thousands of sailors,  and that It was, above all. the duty of  seamen to show their gratitude to the  merchants.7 At the close of his speech  the 'banker was somewhat taken aback  when Father Taylor rose and asked,  simply: "Is there any other sinner  fromup-town who would like to say a  word?"  Not long ago a W'-stern Kansas psll-  tician was asked by his wife to lay  aside politics long enough one clay to  dig the potatoes In the garden. He consented, and, after digging for a few  minutes, went Into;the house and said  he had found a coin. He washed lt  off, and It proved to he a silver quarter. He put It In his jeans and went  back to work.; Presently,he went to the  house again and said he had found another coin. He washed the dirt off of  it, and this time it was a silver half-  dollar^ He put It In his jeans. VI have  ���������worked pretty hard," said he to his'  wife;"I guess I'll take a short nap."  When he awoke, he found that hi*,  wife had dug all the rest of the potatoes. But she found no coins. It then  dawned upon her that she had been  "worked."  At the Lotus Club dinner to'Ambassador Choate; Senator ChaunceyM.  Depew told a story on .iir. Choate  which caused the - assemblage to roar  with laughter. Tl:--** occasion he referred to was a dinner given in New  York, some years ago to the Earl of  Aberdeen7 Govemo.-General of Canada, and head of the Clan Gordon. The  carl atten'ded in full regalia,' -"the  wearing of which," said the senator,  "consists in leaving -iff some articles of  dress We deem quite essential." Hi  continued.: "At the tl:nner I sat on the  earl's right. ...-.Choate'was next me. Just  after the. earl seated -himself,'-Choate  whlspered'to me: 'Cliauncey, are Aberdeen's legs really bare?' 'I raised the  table-cloth cautiously, and gave ��������� tha:  scratch that all Scotchmen, appreciate.  Lulgl C.'irrciio, a journalist of Home,  in order to get up a .story on tho Pope's  dally life,-recently secured employment  ���������In the Vatican as a gardener.  Petrified tropical fruits have been  found -In'coal from Spitsbergen, the In-*  lnnd group ln tho Arctic Ocean, midway between Greenland and Nova  Zcmbla.  A writer ln "Blackwood's Magazine"  mentions ns an Incident of life in Labrador the burial of a live pet in a barrel under the November snow. Tho  owneii of the animal ��������� (a black bear, by  the way) dug up the barrel twice during the winter, but did not awaken the  occupant, who was permitted to sleep  on till May. '  Kdward Benupre of the Territory of  Asslniliolri, Canada, claims to be the  tallest man in the world. Ills exact  height Is seven feet, ten and three-  fourths inches, and he Is still growing,  and expects to reach the eight-foot  murk. He Is twenty yours old, wears  n number twenty-one shoe and u number twenty-one collar.  A Chinese manuscript lately discovered in the Paris library proves the  startling fact that anaesthetics were  used ln China seventeen hundred years  ago. A certain concoction, it states,  whs given by the doctors betore .performing'.'tin operation, which rendered  the patient unconscious. The anaesthetic was a simple preparation of  hemp.  The translation of the Bible from  ancient to modern Greek, against which  students ln the Grecian capital have  been rioting, and coming into fatal conflicts with troops, was; ordered by  Queen Olga, because she found so  many Greeks could not read the language of their classic ancestors. The  students oppose the translation on the  ground that it would be desecration to  put the Bible into Greek as It is now  spoken. ���������  Four hundred and ten thousand Immigrants landed on the shores of the  United States last year. Many of them  were Christians, many others were not.  The majority even of those who were  had no copy of the Bible. In the hands  of each, as he set foot upon the soil ..of  his new home, the New York Bible Society placed a copy of the Scriptures.  Twenty-one different languages were  represented, the largest number being  In German, the next largest in Swedish.  Because a beautiful youngwhite woman, the heroine In Sir Walter Besant's  serial story, "No Other Way," Is forced  to marry a negro criminal, the "Sunny  South," one of the leading literary  weeklies, of the South, has announced  the discontinuance of the publication  of the story.;' The "Sunny South": declares the story passes the dead-line of  Southern sentimen,. It appears that  the novel was selected after a synopsis  had been submitted, and not until the  fourth Instalment were the objectionable features discovered. The editors  declare the plot of the story to be "an  obsession, the result of mental Indigestion, from ,wlilch'*we' shall endeavor  to save our readers."  Anecdotal.  Tn the Ma.rquls of Lome's "Life ol  Queen Victoria there is 11 chapter on  tho coronation now unite Interesting ln view of the mueh-dlscus-.scHl  ceremony which la to take placo  in London In June. The former  Governor-General's description ot the  pagonnt la too impressionistic to bo  very effective, but the following account of the ceremony, given, by Lady  Wllhelmlna Stanhope, one of the train-  bearers of the C ,'een. who later becanw  the Duchess of Cleveland, Is very  amusing.   She   vrltes:  The Quo-pi* ->okea very well and was  perfectly composed, fihe wore a circlet of splendid diamonds, and was  dressed In gold tissue, over which was  fastened a crimson velvet mantle, bordered with gold lace, and lined with  ermine, with a long ermine capo, which  very ponderous append-ago we were to  support. ... We were all dressed  alike, In white and silver. The effect  was not, 1 think, brilliant enough ln so  dax'/llug -'in assembly, and our little  tnai..:*i were serious annoyances, for it  was impossible to avoid treading upon  them. We ought never to have had  them: and there certainly should have  been some previous rehearsing, for we  carried the Queen's train very jerkily  and badly, never keeping step properly, and it must have heen very dilllcult  for her to walk, as she did, evenly and  steadily, and with much grace and dignity, the whole length of the Abbey.  The Abbey Itself was a beautiful  coup d'oell. as -we'.marched up *amld  thunders of . applause and handkerchiefs and scarfs waving everywhere.  The Queen ack. wledged her reception very graciously. I think her heart  fluttered a little as we reached; thc  throne; at least, the color mounted to  her cheeks, brow, and even neck, and  her -breath came quickly. However,  the slight emotion she showed was  very transient, and she stood perfectly motionless while the archbishop, in  almost inaudible voice, proclaimed her  our undoubted sovereign and liege  lady.  ii  Hang Trouble on a Chair.  LAUG-H and grow fat" is a saying as old as the hills. It  has long been an accepted fact  that humor Is a piomoter of digestion  and, merry words* the;deadliest foes of  disease. A doctor named Kennedy  writes an interesting article on the  value of laughter, in Which he shows  It is not only a remedial agent, but Is  nlso a valuable p* --ventlve against a  host of diseases. '1 ,ie physical effects  of laughter are thu.'. put down by Dr.  Kennedy: Laughter increases the blood  circulation. It enlarges the heart. It  oxpands the lungs. It jiggers the diaphragm. It promotes the dloculatlon  of the spleen. In ou.erwords, laughter  ������������������tlTS up the vital regions of the body,  gives them healthful exercise, and  produces a mental exhilaration which  nets upon the system much as a brisk  walk In a crisp atri.osphere does upon  the   appetite. As   strong   allies      to  laughter. , Dr. Kennedy , gives the following directions for mental peace Lot  mind: Beware of theologians who have  no 'sense* of. mirth; they, are not altogether human. Keep your chin up.  Don't take your troubles to: bed with  you;  hang them on a chair with your  _a n d_.<��������� n.id:   'Yes.  Joe_  they, are.'    When 1 t^yo^a____j_:__droo -them   In   a   glass .of  t'.st, possessed of abundant but imita*  ..live sifts.    Even tiv.-e who attempt to  ���������Vi'.''-,c* V.ie justice o." the criticism find  tb?.M'. layi Henl-.y opin to charges ot  -"' :  - ~i-.- and b   V r.:'.'=te.'   The London  "_ai*..-  News"  1= en-.^'.iatlc in  its pro-  .t*_.*.t.   It says:  '���������������������������We are :   .1 Fxirr."-'.���������-ed that the literary world is scand; ii'^ed.    It la aston-  "'-"c .1-������������������ t'any  i^;7     o' ordinary feeling should have, written in such terms  i.i a  d ,,d  frier.d.     ' >*i"  thing  Is  made  '.cite clear  by   she   -I'-'Icle.    Stevenson,  h-is a genuine      'Id u;������on the affections  countrymen, :>.*id  1  long   afler   Mr  ��������� r%ed   is   I  view, hc-A*-*-'-  v.ho     ca.mot  of   St'*'.-*'.  knew   Stev  md  Mr.   Bi,  Mi������s   i:-.-  ���������n.-fSS of "!.  K.iiabiirgh   D  ' **-, a.*   r������Oy ar..i  yr.  states her view as f  ���������air.  Henley has*  In  his  trenchant   a     cle   on  his   frlemd  Ij^-.Tin.'    He dep!c!.*= . im as he was before he began to pr*-*. as a. famed man  -������na  was  by  pref-r uce   the   thorough-  *rea   Bohemle-n.     Mr.   Henley   recalls  '.JiSrn to Kdlnburrh   1  jk as he was and  as   the   trua   Ste.-*... =on would     have  ������*isbed U> be know.. "  nf I.i  will  ���������jud*-*  Thi.-  mnvr. -  i:-.-i-  in*- :i.  1-.-.     r  J.l-l  that affection  Henley's  Mr  j i-.ten."  . Is not shared by  i,:   charged     with  ���������n. Just as Mr.  .-..-���������on best In his  our In his later  . :!antyre Simpson.  ..ert Louis Steven-  .���������3,"  can  speak of  h:-  Miss Simpson  lows:  ^one a brave'deed  Choate got up to tp-ak, he said: 'Gentlemen, ;'my invitation did not convey  to me the Information that the Earl of  Aberdeen, was to ,be here to-night :ln  full regalia. If I hod known it I would  have left my trbuse.s at home.' Well,  you never saw* a madder; crowd ot  Scotchmen. They thought It a reflection on the national costume of the  earl, who had done the diners honor lo  appear In lt. Well, four years have  passed since then, and now the earl  resards that as a jok*3, and tells it at  least once a day, three hundred and  sixty-five days In the year."  water! wKh!; your., teeth.;  Society Slang.  the  Smoking-Cars For Women.  S  Explained Too Much.  Tbe caller espial  -"It's  a worthy  1  "It Is, indeed."  (Me merchant.   ":  -down for five hun-i  "Good!"  exclaim   :  to be done very t- .  ���������tatlonsly,  of cou:.-  be given in a lump  triends.": without   a  ever."  ���������*jIo one will kno-..  ^e merchant.  T2*Io one,"   ans-.ve*  "~Nb   list   pubii:-:h<.  ���������"Xone."  '������������������Cross  the  name c  Siic-aso "Post."  1 his mission,  -e," he  said,  ���������nltted  the  up-to-  : may put our firm  .1 dollars."  the caller.    "It's  :tiy and unosten-  The money  will  um from 'a     few  ..-    names    what-  ��������� ho gives?" asked  !   the  caller.  our firm off."���������  Ml  KINCi :-������������������i       to be  glowing In  favor among  the  fair  sex,   espe-  ��������� clai.y  on   the  Continent.    So  apparent this   become  of   late   that  the   railroad   authorities   of   Belgium  have been seriously considering the advisability of Introducing cars In which  only women shall be allowed lo travel.  What has particularly served  to brine  the  matter' before  the  ollicials'  notice  Is   an   incident   that   happened   a   few  weeks since, when a, young woman entered one i>f the carriages on the Southern P.allroad reserved for ladles, and in  a   few   minutes   after   the     train   had  started   from   Brussels   lit   a   cigarette  and began to smoke it. * Whereupon tha  other  women   in   the compartment became   very   indignant,   threatening   to  complain to the guard  as soon as thn  train stopped.   "I am In a carriage reserved for ladles," observed the smoker,   blandly,  "and   I  am   not  aware   of  any  law   which   prohibits   ladles   from  smoking."   When the train stopped, the  guard was Informed ot the proceedings,  but was loath to Interfere, and the result was that when the woman smoker  arrived   at   her   destination,   she   consulted  a lawyer,   who  has   now hy  an  action   in   court   raised   the   Interesting  question: Should railroad companies be  compelled to provide separate smoking  cars   for  women   who  wish   to  smoke  while they are traveling?    Some of the  companies,   however,   appear   to   have  taken time by the forelock, for it Is understood   that  arrangements  have    already been made 0.1 some of the T'el-  gian railroads to p. nvldc. smoking compartments  exclusively  for women   addicted to the use of tobacco.  II Is  rather  amu.*-ing   to  watch  changes   in   society   slang;   for   the  "best" society has its own  special  vulgarities, which change from decade  to   decade���������even   from   year   to   year.  Lady   Blesslngton,   If   she   were   reincarnated and suddenly projected into a.  woman's afternoon chatter at a smart  club,would  think she had missed  her  country, observes a.n English exchange.  A few  years  ago  lt  was   lhe  mode   10  scatter  Gallicisms   freely   Into conversation.     But   the   French   craze      has  passed, and   even such  an old servant  as   "chic"   Is   n**ver   heard,   nnd   rarely  seen  but ln   the fashion "articles.    Today's  slang���������In   the  "best"  circles    of  Kngland���������*ha3    probably    reached    the  lowest depth  of fatuous  vulgarity.   Its  keynote" Is   abbreviation;    What     are  "undies?"    Well,  they  are  the  things  that  a  woman   puts  on   first  In      tha  morning  and   takes  off  last   at   night,  when   she   gets   Into   her     "nighties."  '"Tlzzy-wlz/.y"     Is     another       favorite  Masonic   word    among   those    In    tha  social know.   It corresponds to the 'bus  conductor's   "little   bit ...'.of    all-right."  And  if you  want to go a! step further  In compliment, you  may describe your  riew frock���������if you a e a woman In the  "best"   set���������as   Vqulte   too  deevle    for  words."     We   hope   Dr.   Murray  has  a  contributor  on   the   pounce   for  .thess  words In Mayfalr. Hu. has "missed "dee-  vie"   from   the   New   English   Dictionary, but he Is In time for "tlzzy-wlzzy,"  to say nothing���������as, -_>f course, nothing  Bhould be said���������of ."undies."  The.burst of applause In the Abbey  when the crown.was placed on her  head, and the sight of all the peers and  peeresses, crowning themselves at. the  same moment, Was really most Impressive, and in the midst of the cheering  Hand'el's magnificent anthem, "The  Queen Shall Rejoice!" thundered in.  After this the Queen was enthroned,  and we took up our station; on the  steps of/the throne during the homage,  and amused ourselves with watching  Lord Surrey, the treasurer" of the  household, dispensing medals in . the  midst of a most desperate scramble,  and nearly torn in pieces in the universal excitement. , The pages were particularly active, and some of them collected ten or twelve medals apiece.  I nv little of the homage. The Duke  of Wellington was prodigiously  cheered. Lord Rolle fell down, and  was carried away by two strong peers.  '. . . After the homage, we returned  with the Queen to the chapel, where  her mantle���������now a purple one���������was  fastened on, and we waited for three-  .otHu-ters of an hour for the procession  to form in the same manner as on entering the: Abbey.  The Queen complained of a headache from having the crown very ceremoniously knocked by most of tho  peers**���������one actually clutched bold of It;  but she said she had guarded herself  from any accident.or misadventure by  having it made to fit her head tightly.  She had, besides, to bear the heavy orb  and sceptre across the Abbey; , but  when she re-achedthe robing-room, she  disembarrassed herself of them, unclasped her mantle, took oft her crown,  and having got rid of all her royalty,  eat down on the sofa and amused herself. We. too,'��������� were allowed to sit down  for the first time.  But her day of fatigue was not yet  over, for she had to entertain one hundred persons at dinner inthe pi .ace.  The Duke of .Wellington had a great  ball at Apsley House, two thousand  persons having been invited, the cabinet ministers gave state dinners. Illuminations, fireworks, a fair in Hyde  Park,: and..free admission to the theaters were provided for the gratification  of Her Majesty's subjects in London.  There, was no accident of any importance, except In one ease, where a balloon made a bad descent. The House  of Commons .voted $250,000 on account  -of-the���������corona tlon________yer>__ small sum  when compared with the large amounts  given for similar ceremonies abroad.  A number of peers were created or  ^raised *a step in the peerage, among  these being the father of General Lord  Methuen, and twenty-nine baronets,  among them Lytton Bulwer : and William Herschell.  Frederic Vllliurs, tho well-known wn:1  artist and correspondent, declares he  saw tho following sign ln a prominent  hotel In un Australian town where water was scarce: "Please don't use soup  when washing, as the water Is requln-d  for tea."  "Do you mind me culllng'you May?"  once said 11 very fashionable und gushing soole-ty lady lo the .young. Duchess  of York; "I love your name so much!"  "Not at all," snid the Duchess in a  dangerously quiet tone of voice; "if  you do not mind me not answering  you!"  Douglas Jerrold, tho English wit, W.is  once .sitting with George Henry Lowes  and 11 poet named l-Ivrnud, who wns  something of n bore and a good deal  laughed at. Lewes asked Jerrold:  "Have you ever seen lleraiid's Descent Into Hell?" "No; but 1 should  like to," tersely replied the wll.  At dinner at Balllol the Master's  guests were discussing the careers of  two Balllol men, 0110 of whom had  just been ninde a Judge nnd the other a  bishop. "Oh," snid Henry .Smith, "I  think the bishop Is the greater man. A  judge at the most can only say 'You  be hanged,' bul n bishop can say 'You  be damjicd.'" "Yes," ohuraelerlsllc'il-  ly twittered the Muster, "but If the  judge says 'You be hanged,' you are  hanged."  In a high school one day last week a  teacher desired to refresh a boy's  memory and help him to answer a  question. Acting on the supposition  that a mental review Would lead him  to a correct conclusion, she said: "Now,  go away back"���������; Unconsciously from  the entire class there came a responsive  murmur: "And sit down." The teacher  was compelled to join in the audible  smile, and hardly knows yet whether  the boy's answer was right.  The story Is told of AmbassadSr  Choate that returning from a college  boat race he was once approached by  a fresh young undergraduate, who Introduced himself as the son of one of  ���������Mr. Choate's old friends. The youth  was smoking a pipe, and constantly  blew great clouds of smoke into Mr.  Choate's face. Observing that the ambassador was looking rather steadily  at his pipe, the student said, proudly:  "A birthday pt'eiftnt."Ah," replied  the lawyer, without taking his eyes  from the loud-smelling bowl;,"I should  never have thought you were so old!"  A bailiff having long 'ried In vain to  arrest a; Quaker at l.-at resolved to  adopt the .disguise of being a Quaker  himself-"and. so get access to the interior of the house. :��������� He knocked accordingly at;the door; enquired if Friend  Aminadab was at home and if he could  see him. .The housekeeper,said: "Walk  in, friend, and he shall see thee." -The  bailiff, delighted *to have got this success, was directed to wait. But aftei  waiting an hour he became Impatient,  rang the bell and; said to the servant:  "Thou promised me I should see Friend  Aminadab." "No, friend," answered  she; "I promised hei should see thee".  He hath seen thee, but he doth not like  thee."  A curate, lt is said, on applying to  His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury when Bishop of London, to be  licensed, was ordered to read some  verses of Scripture, as a test of his capacity for conducting public ..worship.  When he had done, so, in fear and  trembling, the Bishop declared that he  was "Not loud enough."."But," pleaded  the poor curate, "a lady in church only  yesterday told me I could be heard  most plainly all over it." "Ah!" exclaimed the Bishop,, "you are engaged."  The curate blushlngly owned the soft  impeachment; His Grace darkly smiled  and then solemnly said, ."Now listen to  me, young man. While you are engaged don't believe everything the.lady  tells you, but after you are married  believe every word she says."  Robert G. IngersoU used to be fond  of telling how, when he flrst came to  Washington   from   the  West,   he  once  encountered In one of the corridors of  the Capitol an old negro woman vigorously   scrubbing : the   floor   when    sha  heard anyone  coming,  and,  when  tha  footsteps died away, busily reading her  Bible.   He sllpped-up on her very quietly   one   morning,   ai'd,   taking   her  by  surprise with her p-eeious book, said:  "Mary,   do   you  ���������believe   all  you   read  there?"    "I  sutanly  <So,".  she replied;  "ebery word,  Colonel  IngersoU."    "Do  you believe that God made man out ot  dust?"     '.'In   coase  I   does.",*  VSay,   it  lmppe:ne"d~td~ralh-hoi'd-ii.bout-that-timo-  and the dust was gine and there was  nothing hut mud?" To which old mammy  retorted: *  "Den    de    good  Lawd  knowed   enough   to   know  dat   it   waa  time to make dem lawyers and infidels,  Colonel IngersoU."  Curious Bits of News.  That the German-authorities In Samoa *aro dotcranlned 1.0 thoroughly Germanize that country Is -shown by the  fact thnt tho English missionaries. In  the islands hnve now been ordered lo  nstruct thoir pupils and adherents ln  liie Teuton tongue. American and  Chilian dollars, as..woll as British coins,-  are nlso to make way for German money, and apparently Samoa will presently become as purely a German colony  as New Caledonia is French.  "The latest in 'yells,* "says the Kansas City "Journal," "Is that of the convicts on their way from the Jail in..the  county In which tliey were sentenced tn  the penitentiary. .A-gnnc ot fifteen oi  them from Buchanan County, the sheriff's 'guests' on a special car, gave vent,  to this yell nl each railway station they  passed between St. .Joseph and Jefferson City a few dnys ago: "Two years���������  five ycai'S���������wo wll! stay; didn't '.!��������������� St.  Joe anyway!' "  The subject of a tunnel oor.n<*������t!ng  Ireland and Scotland has be*n brought  before the British .Government, and tin*  project will be pushed if the i-������*iulslte  financial support can be obtained. The  estimated cost Is $50,000,000. The roule  provisionally selected Is from Stranraer In Scotland to Belfast In Ireland.  The total distance is 51 1-2 miles, of-  which .34 1-2 miles would bo tunnel, and  'id miles of the tunnel would be under  the sea, along n. line when.* the maximum depth Is -iSO feet. IClectrlc motors .would be used to drive the trains  at an average speed of GO! to'70 miles  per hour.  Susie E. .Te*,iklns, twenty years old, of  Philadelphia, says; "I have seen nearly  all the funny shows that'have come to  Philadelphia in recent; years, and not  one of them could make me laugh. My  mother has often tried; to make .ine  laugh hy tickling, ine, but even that  won't work. Ever since I can remember people have been telling me funny;  stories and cu tting up all sorts of capers in the hor.e that I could be Induced  to smile; but all their efforts have been  !n vriln. No; I have never consulted a  doctor about It, for I have always enjoyed perfect health, '.������������������; I want to exhibit; myself in public, and offer a prize  to anyone who can make me laugh. It  must be a queer sensation."  It has been recently asserted that  mosquitoes are strongly attracted'--by  certain sounds. This Is confirmed by  Sir Hiram Maxim, who ln 11, letter to  thf London "Times" states that'one  of thc electric lumps which he put up  at, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1S78,  emitted a musical note; or rather the  note proceeded from the box containing  the ; dynnnio-mnehlii*** ��������� under the lamp.  "One. evening while examining; the  lamp he found that everything In the  Immediate vicinity was covered with  small Insenls. They dli? not appear to  be attempting to get Inl . globe, but  into, the box-inat was =.*.-iiig out the"  musical note. A close examination of  these Insects showed that they were  all -male mosquitoes. : Although -there  were certainly two hundrei' times as  niany female mosquitoes .iii' the ground  as males, not a single: female,mosquito  was found to have been attracted in  the least by the sound."  KDttS*v,l"anV..c.r' 01" Gold.  *s*  &;���������  An Uncollected Poem by Whitticr.  Surgeon (after the operation)���������! am  glad to be able to assure you, Mrs.  Tyte-Phlst, that the danger la now  over and -y.-vir husband will recover.  We havo suci ..-.���������iKfulIy removed the appendix vermlformls, and It Is of such a  unique formation th t I shall preserve  It for use In my me.iical lectures. Mr.  Tyte-Phl-t (opening his eyes) ���������You'll  allow nie something for It, I suppose,  doctor?���������Ex.  "How did It happen?" "Oh, I got  Into a. game whore the limit was the  celling���������and somebody i.took off the  celling."  Mystifying the Audience.  At the first production ot Augustus  Thomas's   dramatization    of    P.ichard  Harding Davis's ^Soldiers of Fortune,"  at   New   Haven,   Robert   Ednson,. tho  star, made the first speech to, the cheering Yale boys.   Then there were calls  for Richard Harding Davis, author ot  the novel, and Augustus Thomas, who  had   dramatized  lt.    A  large,   smooth-  shaven man, who tallied with the descriptions of th*-* novelist, appeared nnd  thanked   the   students   for! their   kind  reception of hl*������ book in play foPm, said  he hoped It.would awaken new Interest  in   the   book, enlarging    Its    sale,  and  that he would Iik<* to have Mr. Thoma-i  dramatize   his   latest     novel,   "In     the  Fog," which name he ^Impressed  upon  possible buyers.    About a third  of the  audience knew that the man who had  represented  himself to  them as  Davis  was really 'Mr. Thomas.   The rest mw  the joke when Mr. Davis cameout and  said: "Of course this reception Is very  gratifying, but f don't think my dramatization of Mr. Davis's story is particularly good,    llnl then, to a man, who  ho.s written a play like 'Arizona.' that  has been successful  all over America,  and recently was praised by the  King  and  Queen  of Kngland, dramatizing a  novel by. a mere Richard Harding Davis seems unlrnportant./and trivial."  Ocular Demonstration.  "Mrs. Decollete, over there, puts  every cent,her hue' ind makes on her  back." "He's rnakl \g very little, then.".  ���������Philadelphia  "Press."  Not the Fash* on in Natal.  There was a young lady of  Durban,  Who Imported a I'ari-miidc turban.  It was blue, .green, and red,  But Uie natives ua saJd  That tho style was remote and suburban.  ���������" Punch."  Reciprocity Limited.  In May and June s'eamers laden with  jreen peas and strawberries leave Brittany dally for England. These are the  spoils of the rich l.-nds about Brest.  After Fashoda and the Dreyfus affair,  when an antl-EngllK'v feeling was rampant, a grocer of this district, distinguished In his abuse of the British, denounced tho whole race as "despicable  preserve-merchants." . "Why -.'despicable preserve-merchants?' " ; someon*  asked. "Because they make the jam*  they sell to us.. They have no nr-ar.  ind.no fruit. Desnilcablc?. Why, i..cy  iake our sugar and our fruit, and they  make uh buy their jams'."  .The panic. In the'dlamond market la  mowing worse ins tend of better. Il Is  now almost Impossible to get No. 2  whites in carload lots; No. 1 blue:: can  be obtained only in biishel lots; anl  No.. 1 straws are no longer quoted, except by the peck.���������Chicago "Tribune."  Penelope���������Mercyl Why did Ma.iwi  ever marry that young SllmklnsV Hi's  such a poor excuse of a man! Ann���������  Well, n poor excuse Is better than none,  ���������Chicago "Dally News."  A Substitute.  "Don't you miss your hushand very  .Tiuch now that he is away?" "Oh, noi  \t bren.kfast I just stand his newspaper up In front of a plate, and half  :he time I really forget he Isn't there."  ���������Exchange.  The Httmai Brute.  rhe saddest words o' tongue or pen.  Likewise the gladdc t words, we know.  The saddest are "It might have been,"  The gladdest are  " I   told yoa so."  ���������Philadelphia " Record."  There are hundreds of .Whlttler's early poems which were never placed  by  liini   in   any ��������� collection   of   his   works.  They are to be found in the papers he  edited'and to which he contributed in  the days before he consecrated all his  [lowers   lo  humanitarian   work.     They  gave him a measure of literary reputation which must have gratified him  at the time; hut when he was baptized  into the new spirit which informed, all  his later work he took pains to prevent  lhu collection of the verses  u.itten in  thd vein of an outgrown ambition. His  wish in this ma tter.) should be respected.  \nd yet, while studying his early work,  I  find some poems which I fancy   he  .vmld  have preserved  if they had not  been overlooked when making his" se-  n.:i_linns,   writes   S.   T.   Packard   in   the  New    York     "Independent."       Among  1 hose is this pnraphr..:--.. from the German, which  I .find  lr.  "Tho Liberator"  nf August 10, 3SI1S:  LINES     FJIOM     THE     GERMAN     OK  LAMl'IT-llt.  Thought after thought yo thronging rise,  Like   sprit's   doves   fiom    the   suirtluil  wood.   ���������  Bearing like them yonr snci-Hlco  _Of   music   unto   God!  And'shairtliose-ihoughts^oi-joy-and lova-  Come back again no nnu-i.. to mc���������  Reluming like  the 1111     arch's dove.  Wing-weary from cli   uiernal sea���������  To' bear within  my  luring arms  The promise-bough 01 kindlier skies,  Plucked from  the; green  Immortal palms  .Which shade the bowers of Paradise?  Child of "the sea; the mountain stream  From Its dark cavern hurries on,  Ceaseless by  night and morning's beam.  By  evening's star and noontide"* sun���������  Until at last it sinks to", rest  O'crwearled in the waiting sea.  And moans upon its mother's breast*-  7 So turn* my soul to Thee.  ��������� m ���������  Breaking it Gently.  "What do you want, little boy?"  "Is   this   where ! Mr.  "Upjohn    lives,  ma'am?"  "Yes."  "The   Mr.    Upjohn   that     runs   tho  bank?"  "He is an ofilc������r in the bank."  "The  Mr. "Upjohn that went    down  .own on a trolley car this morning?"  "I presume he went on,a trolley car.  What "  "Is he the Mr. Upjohn that was   In  '.hat horrible street car accident?"    *  - "I haven't heard of his being ln any  ���������street car accident."  "Didn't you hear 'at h'd sprained his  ankle jumpin' out o'* the car when the  train run into it?"  "No, my little boy, you frighten mo.  What has; "  "Didn't you hear how he run into a  drug store for a. piece o' court-plasier  .0 stick on a little cut he'd got over the  >>ye?"  "Not at all.   For mercy's sake���������"  "He Isn't in. Is he, ma'am?"  "No, ho's���������"  "Name's John U. Tpjohn, isn't lt?V  "Yes, that's-his7.naine."  "Then he's the same man.   He won't.  e here  for an  hour or two,  I  guess,  ause he's stoppln' to have one of his  ���������eth tightened that got knock-.d a lit-  e bit loose when he was jumpin' out  ��������� danger, y' know."  "Little boy, tell me the whole story,  think I can bear it now."  "Well,  ma'am,  he's  in  the hospltt'.c  !th four *ibs biokea'n' one leg's In a  lag an' Lis  nose  in  Knocked   kind ,0'  but   he'.*-   getting   along   oil  OTTA,  the  nclress,  after  a    retirement of  many years,     has*  come  anew  into  public  at Ion  tion,  this  time as manager of  a .-theater  In  Boston   which   she     hns-'  owned for some years, but which heretofore she had leased.  In private lite Lotta is Miss .Charlotte Craibtree, a inost charming an<l  dignified lady of petite figure and middle age. She has lived in retirement  for nearly twenty yenrs. She left the-  >tago at the height of her, popularity  for reasons that have never been definitely stated. She had always . been  singularly successful, so success-till that  when she -quitted active life lt was  said that she was worth mearly a million dollars.  Lotta was born ln San Francisco  amid very humble surroundings,., and.  long before she wn������ out of short  clothes had made her appearance as a  banjo, player in the Sun ! FrtunclscO'  music halls. She could play so woll,  and sing so well, and tell stories so*  well, that she became am Innocent favorite with the rough element 'before  which she appeared, and It is of record that the utmost decorum always'  prevailed when she wiuon the stage.  Her singular Influence over rough  men was exemplified by am incident  that occurred when she wnsabout seventeen. In charge of her mother, she  was making a tour of the Nevada mining camps. She landed at Hamilton,  one of the roughest camps In the Territory. An expectant crowd; of particularly rough, miners ' was at the*  tavern to meet her when the, stage-  drove up. The great theatrical, event  had been announced somewhat In advance, antl the miners had looked for- '  ward with boundless joy to .the appearance of the gay soubrette1 who was  coming to entertain them.  When there alighted from the stage  a spare, elderly lady, who "was Mrs.  Crahtree, and a little girl in short  frocks, who was Miss Crabtree, ��������� the  disappointment was loudly and ' vociferously! expressed. However, any  showL was better than none, "and that  evening the; miners fairly packed the  place where the show was to take  place. Two billiard tables had been  pushed together to niake a stage, ao.ur-  taln being dropped between for purposes of retirement.! At the hour set  for the opening there stepped from,behind this curtain, on to the; front billiard table, a demure little creature  with skirts reaching to, the knees,7 anei .  carrying a banjo slung negligently  over her shoulders.  The audience was very cold. In less  than half an hour,: however, Lotta Had  every mother's son of them ln a state  of high-wrought,enthusiasm.  She sang to them, danced for them,  and cold them funny stories with .tireless energy, and they encored her again  and agadn*. Finally Vine man in' the  audience, carried entirely away by enthusiasm, came down to the front witn  a whoop, and, throwing something tn  the stage, cried out:  "There; you can have my pile!" .  The example was contagious. In less  than a minute, every man in the place  was scrambling eagerly forward to divest himself of riches ln order to lay  them at Lotta's feet.  The result of that-.night's work wns  the most profitable in the history of  Miss Lotta's career on the stage, either  in Nevada or anywhere else.  Golf Girl Sees a Ball Game.  IT was her first appearance at a ball  game, and he sat beside her with  resignation written on his face.  They both -belonged to the smart set,  and when people smiled at her Inno--  "cent queries as to how the game progressed he ' ground * his teeth anc!  groaned Inwardly, lor. it was a vulgar, -  peanut-eating crowd  about them.  .  "Why doe's tho man with the mask  throw the ball at the other man?" sho  ���������asked.   .  "To put out the runner," he replied. '.  "There!     Look   at   that, drive' to * left  field," he added excitedly. * *  She began to see daylight.  "That's just great," she commented-  "How many will it take him to hole  out?"  "He doesn't hole out; He runs bases."  "How long does it take him to get  around the bases and' back <o the tee-  ing-ofC place?" ������-  _._"That depends," he_grumbled In de-  -n  opalr.  "���������John," she queried presently, "when  the batter tees oft ..ud the caddies get  the ball and throw it at one another,  what  then?",  "Oh, I suppose Milwaukee might win  a game then,"  was the indifferent re-   '  sponse.  "Dear me. - He's ���������"��������� ozled his put," she  exclaimed at the;nV 1 jilay. .."And look  at the caddies shaking their flats at the  referee. The impuaent things'. They  ought to be put off; the links."  "You don't;.: mid-'i stand the game,  Margaret," he exp'.-.'ned.- "You see, the  players hat the ball thrown by the  pitcher, and th^.i they run the 'bases: -  While they're on base'they oan'the put  out, and if they are caught "between  bases they are out. lSvory mau', that  reaches home makes a tally for his  Bide. Each side has nine innings. Balls  caught on the fly. are out, every batter  has three strikes, at the ephere, and  fouls don't count.unless caught by! the  out side's . players. .That's the g*ame  epitomized,7 Margaret.. JDon't' you understand It now?"  1 Margaret was silent. She felt humbled and perplexed..* After a pause, she  protested meekly���������  "But, John, dear,,! don't see anyone-  trying to catch any fowls!"*  ��������� . ���������  Editorial Responsibility.  The troubles of the literary man are .  seldom better exemplified than In;tbe  case of the seedy-looking poet who*  wandered ! Into an English newspaper  office, venturing to; hope that the editor would accept his offering. <>  "Glve.me your"address." said the-  editor.  "That,   sir,"   was   the   frank  reply,  "depends entirely on yourself.?  "On myself ?" said the astonished editor. "How so?"  "Well, you see," went on the unabashed poet, "it's this way: if you  take the poem my address will remain.  77 King street; If you don't take It" I  shall have,no address. My landlady Is*  a woman of her word."-  1 be  ".ewiiys  ���������:ht. an* h  ,,     . nn'     e:e  - -.(*!:!.i' >'e ali  in about a  *.- r'm the rlo.:-  ma'am."  Just Like a Widower.  Little Clarence���������Pa, when Lot's wife  was turned to salt what did he do?  Mr. Callipers���������Began to look for afresh.  -';.   I jmas-imj*.���������"Sr -ltt 'Sat-"  :i  "1! AO  <y  V  Anecdotal. <  ���������ps*"*������������*r;i.i.' .   .     . -r'-i**"'  Onc-������, during a 'dry season ln China,  the late Ll Hung Chang called on Minister Conger, and spoke of the weather.  "Yes," said Mr. Conger, "dt seems to be7  ������������������dry everywhere. It Is dry ln" America,  too. I read ln one of our papers tha  ���������other day that ln many places In the  "West the people were praying for rain."  "What!" said the earl, "do your people  pray to their God for rain?" "Oh, yes,"  saild the minister, "they often pray for  rain." "And does their God send it  when they pray for it?" asked the  ���������earl. "Yes, sometimes their prayers  are answered, and sometimes they are  not." "All the same like Chinese joss,  hey?" said the earl* with a grin and a  -chuckle.  General Balllngton Booth of the Volunteers of America, tells a story of a  prayer-meeting held ln New York on  the East Side during the recent mayoralty campaign. In the midst of a  prayer, he relates, one pious brother  said: "Oh, Lord, we pray Thee that  ���������the Democratic party may hang together in the coming election." "Amen, _  answer prayer, Lord," put ln a Republican who was near. "But I do not  mean lt as the Republican brother  . means It, Lord. I pray that we may  hang together in concord and accord',"  ���������' continued the Democrat. "Amen, Lord."  again said the Republican; "any cord,  \ so long as they hang."  Lord Kelvin once paid a visit with a  i friend to some well-known electrical  works. They were escorted over the  workshops by the senior ��������� foreman, a  ���������man of much intelligence and an enthusiastic electrician. Entirely unaware of,his visitor's identity, he minutely explained the details of the plant  and machinery, and lectured him In his  role of , layman quite professionally.  iLord Kelvin's friend was on the point  of interrupting several .times, but an  amused signal from the great master  of electricity kept him silent. When  ���������the tour of Inspection was complete.  Lord Kelvin quietly turned to the foreman and asked: "What, .then, is electricity?" This was a poser for the  I oman, who, somewhat shamefaced, confessed that he could not say. "Well,  well," said Lord Kelvin gently, "that is  the only thing aibout electricity which  you and I don't know."  A certain congressman who had Instructed his. butler to say to all undesirable callers that he was in the bath  ���������and could not be seen, was recently  visited by a constituent with a grievance .to exploit. He called every day  ������.t the house, but no matter at what  hour he presented himself he was Invariably Informed" that the congressman was bathing. "I must see him,",  he finally said one day to the servant;  ���������"my business is most important;- I'll  ���������wait until he is through with his bath."  ���������"Da's no use," replied the negro"but-  1 2er; "gen'leman done waited foe hours  ���������da udder day; he wa'n't through den."  Whereupon the disappointed constituent is said to have written this upon  <hls card: "You may succeed, If you  persevere, ln getting your body clean  one of these days; but if you should  .spend the rest of your' life in a bathtub lt would not purify your conscience  ���������or your political record."  *  A correspondent of the "Canadian  ���������Gazette" (London) relates the following story to illustrate the abnormal de-  V velopment of the late Li Hung Chang's  j bump of curiosity. ."One day. I was  r. unwise enough to tell-him that It was  possible to tap the telegraph wires at  .any point, along the line.- This' got me  into a nice mess, foi- Li ��������� insisted'' on  stopping the train in' the heart of the  Rocky Mountains, and ��������� although Lo  .Fung Loo pointed out to him that the  tapping might interrupt the transcontinental business of the Canadian Pacific Railway Comp tny, he was determined to see Mr. Joseph Baker (an expert telegrapher who accompanied us)  tap the wires. The obliging Baker, to  aij surprise, willingly consented, iyid  ���������entertained His Excellency .with an  agile pole-climbing feat and a spectacular manipulation of the wire. " Joe  ���������came down the pole With a most plausible story of what.the operators at the  t -end of the line had said to him, but he  ���������afterwards confided,to me that he had  'only fooled, the old man." Li, however,  Was delighted, and talked of wire-tap-,  ping until he heard about a typewriter  ' we liad on ;board. Then Mr. Baker  ���������was kept busy for half a day explaining to His Excellency and the equally  Interested members of his suite the ln-  [) trlcacles of the writing "machine."  w  A Duel of the Wits.  There   had   been   a   somewhat   protracted discussion lu the smoking room  between the Aged Cynic and the Prize  Idiot, and It had now reached the stage  of   flickering  snapp.ness,   which   Indicates the fcegirining "of the end. ' *  c,    "After   all,"* said   the    Prize     Idiot,  " -"there is no fool like an old fool."  The Aged Cynic s"  veyed him calmly.  Jf   "There is no ass like a young ass," he  retorted.  "A tu quoque Is ��������� he "repartee .of'the  Intellectually destitute." sighed the  Prize Idiot,  wearily. - ."  "When ;.-..ur cas.e~is bad abuse the  ���������other side," .quoted the 'other cheerfully. - *.  "Wise men make riroverbs, and fools  repeat them," s...d the Prize Idiot ln  '.his most hydraullcally crushing manner.  "And who was t**e' wise man who  .eald that?" asked i .e Aged Cynic innocently; and the Prize Idiot is now  .making elaborate arrangements for  '.having his seat moved further back.  Winter.  ���������37-r T ������*he moment of writing it Is  / I only fair to say that King Frost  r���������I has not yet got us in his ley  V ���������*��������� grip. But as lt ia not unusual  to expect something of the sort  at this season of the year, we may  very well stand up and look at the  prospect of sport which any seasonable  weather of the kind may bring us.  There,is'sliding for Instance.' It you  don't happen to possess a pair of  skates, or to own a friend who will lend  you a pair. Nature Is determined that  you shall not lose all chance of risking  your neck, just because you are. lacking the usual outfit.  Of course for really superior slides  you ought to put a little water down  overnight; but as you have probably  grown out of little frivolities of that  sort, you can confidently rely on your  next door neighbor's little boy doing  what Is necessary ln the matter.  Doubtless you will not leave your house  in the morning with any Idea ot becoming actively engaged as a display  slider. It is not until you find one ot  your feet slowly but surely creeping  upwards to the sky, as the song says,  that it will occur to you to throw up  your hands and drop Into the conventional attitude as a measure of self-  protection. You will probably be encouraged in this course by noticing that  a small but enthusiastic knot of bystanders Is endeavoring to raise a cheer  for your benefit. The next moment the  programme comes off with a loud bang  and you scramble to your feet, and address yourself loudly to nobody In particular In a way that makes the  thoughtful observer trustfully hope  that the recording angel wasn't looking  your' way at the moment.  It Is commonly understood that the  gentler' sex are denied the relief that  is afforded to mere man by the possession of an elastic vocabulary. But a  casual slide that Is spread out on the  pavement is perfectly catholic In Its  tastes, and Is open to receive all coiners. The slide makes no Invidious distinctions as. to age or sex. Anybody  with a limb to bieak is warmly welcome. Itseems a little hard, however,  that when an accident of this kind does  take place by the unexpected co-operation of a member of tho fair sex, the  unhappy victim is almost invariably a  lady who should be old enough to know  better. The young and flighty damsei"-  is-ho could fall on an extemporaneous slide and make quite an elabor-  Ue and picturesque display of the  business, are usually, most-successful  In avoiding accidents of the kind ;  while, on the other hand, elderly ladles  will practically make a.bee-line for the  trouble and then shower a liberal perspective of knitted wool and-red flannel  on  the unsympathetic spectator.  The part that snow plays In our lives-  varies according to circumstances. _ As  the poet said, distance lends enchantment to the view. And when you arc  ^looking at the snow-clad landscape  over the top of something cheerful and  .hot ip a. large glass, there Is doubtless a good deal to bi said for the poetic side of beautiful onow. At the same  lime, I am not-one who believes in coddling when the snow Is on the ground.  I am glad to say I can enjoy as well as  anyone a brisk walk along "the open  country when the snow is lying thickly  around; and I think .there are few  moments when one feels.more keenly  than at such times what-a glorious  lark It Is to he alive. The tingling of  the blood as It ��������� c .mes through the  veins, Imparting a nealthy glow to the  cheek and all.the rest of the'detalls, as  per patent medicine advertisement,' are  all benefits of the snow that I keenly  recognize and cordially appreciate. But  what does me all up, so to speak, is to  have a small boy come up behind ano  sock me unawares in the neck with a  half-melted snowball.  Of course, we are all young, and, after all, we can affoid to laugh at tiou-  ble of that kind. Usually, if I "am out  in a falr-to-medium suit of clothes, and  I find lhat snowballing is in the air, 1  endeavor to make for cover. But if the  worst comes to the worst, and I find  that my hat has been knocked off ami  my clothes are im������e or less blobbed  with melting patches of snow, I consider I have lost all the dignity I set out  with, and that 1 may as well start  throwing back. I hove a sort of feeling that, since I an. no longer respectable, I may as well go the whole hog  and have my fling with the crowd.- I  .al ways Jlook_for_w..i.d.__wlth__.ornej.d read,  to' the-winter* in the distant tuture  when I may have become too old, or as  the East End dam������el.said, "too much  of a bloomin' lydy," to throw back, lt  seems to me'lhat It Is very cruel to  snowball an old, fellow -who can only  dance around arid ..-qulrm and call on  high Heaven for hep; and I have no  doub������"that It* Is precisely this aspect .of  the case that makes lt so deliriously  enjoyable to - the average boy on the  snowballing lay. It* eed, to regardJthe  matter from a spor .ve standpoint, the  boy may consider at the old gentleman Is in the sai j'oat as the hunted  fox, who Is said t. enjoy the hunt as  much as anybody.- ._,  Stevenson's Advice to Writers.  IN the December number of "Harper's Magazine'.' there are some letters by R. L. Stevenson which have  not previously been published. They  contain, as lengthy, letters written by  R. L. S. always did' ontaln, sundry excellent remarks. We append a few excerpts:  "Beware of realism; It Is the devil;  lt is one of the means of art, and now  they make lt the end! And such Is the  farce of the age ln which a man lives  that we all, even those of us who most  detest it, sin by realism."  "In your nrt bow your head over  technique. Think of technique when  you rise and when you go to bed. Forget purposes ln the meanwhile; get to  love technical processes, to glory ln  technical successes; get to see the  world entirely through technical spectacles, to see it entirely ln terms of  what you can. Then, when you have  anything to say, the language will be  apt and copious."  "Cling to your youth. It is an artist's stock-in-trade. Don't give in that  you are ageing, and you won't age. See  tho good ln other people's work; It will  never be yours. See the bad in your  own, and don't cry about lt; it will be  there always. Try to use your faults;  at any rate, use your knowledge of  them."  "The sins ofthe most Innocent, If they  were exactly visited, would ruin them  to the doer. And if you know any man  who believes himself to be 'worthy of a  wife's love, a friend's affection, you  may rest assured he Is worthy of nothing but a kicking. We are not meant  to be good in this world, hut try to be,  and fall, and keep on trying, and when  we get a kick, to say 'Thank God!' and  when we get a buffet, to say 'Just so:  well hit!' "  An Ancient Problem.  I"  How often do parsing events recall  "lhe halcyon days of our youth? It was  I -announced at a recent mission  meet-  1 ing, to which apparently a sewing cir-  | -cle    was    attached, | that    the women  seemed shy of mak'-ig clothes for the  [ -other sex, and in  regard to attempts  .that had been'made, lt was stated that  the boys had been able to stand up ln  'the suits,-but when  they stooped,  or  I -tried to move about a bit, there   had  ; 'been   trouble.     Times   have  evidently  not changed ln this respect, and cut-  . ting down  the. pare..tal ,lci't-ofts to fit  ' little Willie Is as much a    roblem today  as  It  was  forty  yeai..  ago.    We  8-have all more or less experienced the  \ -trouble referred to, and we can sym-  Ipathlze with the little victims of   that  ' mission.  I      .  . A Queer.Lawsuit.  ��������� The other day I rs. Norma Adams  and Samuel Gardner, who live on-adjoining farms, begr-i suit to determine  the ownershlp0of a brood of fourteen  turkeys, -says the San Francisco "Argonaut." The brood, headed by two  old hens, a white nnd a bronze, had  been,-runnlng the fields of both farms  all summer. Mrs. Adams owned the  bronze hen and Mr. Gardner the white.  Each claimed that their respective hen  was the mother of the brood. One of  the witnesses before the Justice testified that he had once turned a dog  upon the straggling band of turkeys.  'At the approach of the dog the young  birds flew into, a tree", the bronze hen  ran into the woods, -while the white  hen stood under the tree and gave bat'-  tie to the dog, which she repulsed, then  called the brood to her, and' they  marched off. After hearing this witness, the justice decided that " the  white hen was the mother of the brood,  and gave the turkeys to Gardner.  Mamma���������Well,, did you tell God how  -naughty you have een? Lily���������No, I  .was ashamed. I t. .ight It had better  Ixiot get out of the family.���������Harlem  *'lAt:",  " Rebuttal Evidence.  "There, my dear," said the rettii-ied  hunter, "there's one bird for you. anyway. Bagged him just as I was about  to-give up In dlsgus-t." "Oh, Geoigc!'-  she exclaimed, '"it's a carrier-pig. >n  isn't if."' "Not much! It's n qu."l."  "But II hns a card tied tc Its leg. with,  some mrs'-age on It. Let's p.*. Ii si.������������������������.  "John .1. "<���������*. Poultry"nnd t;..n'.-. r*. -.-  tral M.11 itut.'"���������I'lillad-Iplil*.  ������������������;���������.������,*,  Two Furniss Stories.  THE poor Saxon "towrlst"���������what  he may suffer ln the Emerald  Isle! There Is a story on record, of three Irishmen rushing away  froni the race meeting at Punchestown  to catch a train back to Dublin. At  the moment a train from a long distance pulled up at the station, and  the three men scrambled in. In the  carriage was seated one other passenger. As soon as they had regained their  breath one'said:  "Pat, have you got th'  tickets?"  "What tickets? I've got me lolfe; I  thought I'd lost that gettln' in th'  thraln.    Have you got 'em, Molke?"  "Oi!  Begorrah,  I haven't."  "Oh,  we're all done for,  thin," said  the  third.    "They'll  charge  us roight  from the other side of Oireland."  . The old gentleman looked over    his  newspaper and said:  "You are quite safe, gintlemen; wait  "till we  get to  the next station."   .  '    They "all three looked at each other.  "Bedad,   he's   a  dlrecthor���������we're .done  for now entolrely."  But. as soon as the train pulled up  the little gentleman Jumped out and  came back' with three flrst-class tickets. Handing them to the astonished  strangers, he said: "Whist, I'll tell ye  how I did It. I wint along the thraln  ���������'Tickets, 'plaze; tickets, plaze,' I  called,-and these belong to three Saxon  towrlsts , In  another carriage."  A stoutly made little fellow of eight,  to his mother, who happened to be  extremely thin:  "Oh; mother," I do believe-you must  be. the very sweetest woman in the  world!" ...  "Thanks, very much,- Lawrence. But  why so affectionate? What do you  want?" <*  "I don't want anything. I only know  you must be the very; sweetest woman  in the world."  "Really, you are too flattering. Why  this sudden outburst of affection?"  "Well, you know, I've been thinking  over the old, old saying, 'The nearer  the bone the sweeter the meat.' "���������  Harry Furniss, iu  "The Strand."  The Minnow���������Can you tell me the story  of "Jonah and the wh ,.e? .  ���������The Cod���������Can I tell yon that story J  Why, boy, I'm the * hale I���������" Life."  Omar at Golf.  Not only devotees of the game, but  airadmuers of Omar's quatrains will  And pleasure ln "The Golfer's Ruhai-  yat," *by H.-W. Boynton. There is philosophy, satire and wit in the verses,  and the imitations ln form have a  worth of their own. These are stanzas  chosen at random fiom the little book:  Wake!  for the sun has driven in equal  flight     ���������  The stars before him from the Tee of  Night,  And ho! d them every one without a  Miss.  Swinging at ease  his gold-shod Shaft  of Light.  Lately, agape beside the door of Fime,  Sudden   a   " uch   upon    my    sho^.der  came.  And ���������' ro' the Dusk an Angel Shape  1.   dcut  The greater Guerdon; and it was���������the  Game!  A bag of Clubs, a S'ver-Town or two,  A Flask of Scotch, a Pipe of Shag���������and  Thou  Beside me caddying  in  the. Wilderness��������� ,  Ah, Wilderness were Paradise enow.  1  .And some we loved, the feeblest with  a Club,  prdain'd to sclaff, to foozle, and to flub.  Have  turned  in  Cards  a Round or  two before.  And played that final Green without a  Rub.  There are many     *-otesque and  humorous illustrations   n the maigins and  as  borders,   and   th-_-  make-up  of   the  volume is unique tli'oughout.  Adam���������I say, "ve. Eve���������Well?  Adam���������Do you thlr'- there is anything  in that saying thai clothes make the  manT  Anecdotal  Once, when passing through a ceme-  :ery,   Eliot  Gregory   was  surprised   to  see that the members of one old New  England family had been burled ln   a  "ircle, with their feet  toward Its cen-  er.   He asked the reason for this ar-  angement,   and  a  wit  of   that    day,  laughter of Mrs.  Stowe,  replied:   "So  hat when they rise at the Last Day,  mly members of their own family may  at-2 them!"  Prof. Syle (pronounced SIU), of the  ���������'.ate University of Calrfornia, must be  ���������Ither a boor or a smart Aleck, If the  ollowlng -story told by the "Argo.-  naut" is true, and the general verdict  vill be "Served him right." The other  lay, says the "Argonaut," while call-  ij������ the roll of one of his classes, Pro-  essor Sill came to the name of a Miss  lieene. He paused and expressed his  Uy.'ipprovnl of the final e In her name  ���������y saying: "G-r-e-e-n-e, does that spell  Ireen or Greenle?" Miss Greene  ���������romptly replied: "S-y-l-e, docs that  pell Syle or Slllle?"  "It is a shame," John Randolph once  .aid In the United States Senate, "that  he bull-dogs of the administration  hould waste their time ln worrying  he rats of the Opposition." The mem-  iers constituting "the Opposition"  groaned, hissed, and called him to  'i-der. The presiding officer ruled that  ie was in order, and Randolph, sprlng-  ng to his feet, pointed at his antagon-  sts and screamed: "Did I say rats? I  nuant   mice,   mice,   Mr.   President."  James McNeil .Whistler was recently  lining with a friend in London. Sud-  lenly, when all had dined and were  :>ack in the drawing-room, Whistler  laid that ho had almost forgotten It,  iut he absolutely must write a letter  md get it off by the night's post. Ho  vas told that in a room at the head of  he first "flight of stairs he would find  he lights burning and pens, paper and  '���������ik at his disposal. He went up, and  ��������� rosently there was heard a series of  .unips, ending in a heavy thud at the  oot of the stairs. The master had tripled, lost his balance, and come near  uiving a bad fall. The host ran to  .im and asked if 'lie was hurt. "I am  .ot killed, if that's what you mean!"  ���������Vhistler replied; "but, tell me, who  juilt those stairs?" The host men-  .ioned the name of a builder unknown  iither to Whistler or'lo fame.'"Humph,  ie did, eh? The d���������d teetotaler," said  iVhistler.  Booker T. Washington tells an amus-  .ng story of an old colored preacher  who was endeavoring to explain to his  congregation how it was that the  Children of Israel passed over the Red  Sea safely, while the Egyptians, who  came after them, were drowned. The  old man said: "My brethren, it was  .his way: When the Israelites passed  iver, it was early ln the morning, while  it was cold, and the ice .was strong  enough so that they went over all  right; 'but when the Egyptians came  ilong it was in the middle of the day,  md tiie sun had thawed the. ice so  chat it gave way under them, and they  were drowned." At this, a young man  in the congregation, who had been  away to school and had come home,  rose and said: "I don't see how that  explanation can be right, parson. The  geography that I've been studying tells  us that ice - never iorins- under the  equator, and the Red Sea is nearly under the equator." 'There, now,'.' said  rse old preacher,-, "that's.all right., l's  jeen 'spectin' some of you smart Alecks?  .vould be aski.i' jt. t' some such fool  -luestlon. The time 1. was talkin' about  .vas before they had any jogafries 01  quators either."   ,  All flower-lovers who read Eliza-,  beth and her Germu.i Garden and who  sympathized^ deeply with the heroine  ln her hopes-*and -cars .over her von-  lures, will be intei ested in this letter  from the writer herself, who is the  Countess   Von    Arnim, ��������� an    English*  /woman married to a titled German  though not,,one will hope for her sake',  "The Man of Wrath" in verity. The  letter was sent in answer toi one written by a gentleman in Ottawa whe  ���������Jwns a beautiful rose-garden; it will  be seen that she. understood the meaning of the "N'lmporte Qui," which he  pretended to hide, and her gay humo:  Is shown ln her own signature, which  she would veil *u..der a similar play  upon words. This is the way she writes  on paper with an odd red crest, and  with envelope postmarked with some  illegible   German   words: '  --Dear-M.-Namport-Koy;  A Tale oi  tt  Dead.  .ai   ������..U    LUC  AN old friend of Mr. Abell, proprietor of one of the Baltimore papers, asked lo have his boy  taken into that office and taught the  ���������business. He was added to the city  staff as a special favor. The city editor  sent the youngster out to Druid Hill  Cemetery to describe that aristocratic  burial place. He was instructed to  prepare a Hst of the distinguished lot  owners and to mention all the famous  dead who rested under the velvety  turf. Tho reporter was neither experienced nor careful. He went to the  office of the cemetery company, and,  being allowed access to the books,  copied such names as seemed worthy  of selection. In writing his notes the  young man mixed his lists, gave to the  distinguished dead the names ot thn  living lot owners, and made up his  list of the distinguished survivors rrom  his catalogue of the dead.  Tho article was immediately put in  type, and appeared the following  morning.    ���������  When Mr. Abell reached his office  that day he found a throng of citizens  awaiting him.  "What can I do for you. sir?" he  demanded ln his brusque manner of  the flrst man In broadcloth who pushed  Into  his  private oflice.  "Do? What haven't you done? 1  am G. Washington Smith and your  paper says that I am burled at Druid  Hill. It's shameful, sir; and I demand  a correction."  "Does my paper say you.are dead?"  asked Mr. Abell gravely, looking at  his visitor over the top of his glasses.  "It does, and������������������"  "Well, I want to say to you, 'Mr. G.  Washington Smith,-that If my paper  says you're dead, you are dead. Good  morning;  this Is no place for ghosts!"  "Your-charming letter has so puffed  me up with pride that far from being  modest, I am unbearable.' Your rose  fills me with envy���������how lovely it is.  If I had one here it would not grow,  the climate Is so changeable. We have  frost sometimes in August. All my  tea roses that I wiote about are dead  and frozen. In spue of more tender attention and covering than the babies  get even. This autumn, greatly daring,  I start fresh ones. ,  "I think I must make an expedition  to America, the letters I get from then;  are so delightful, and I should so much  enjoy seeing ray u..known friends" g* r*  dens.   It was so kind of yo**u'to send ine  a photoglyph of a bit of yours.  "Beiieve me,  "Yours veiy gratefully,  "Elizabeth���������Namport  Kwa."  A Whimsical Fable.  One of the moi-t whimsical fables,  about the Knickerbocker-settlement in  New Amsterdam, to which the descent  of President Roosevelt gives Interest,  concerns the acquisition of Manhattan  Island. The Dutchmen wanted to buy;  the Red Indian was not indisposed to  sell. So a "deal" was arranged. For  a specified amount of cash as much of  the island was to become the property  of thc Hollander as he could cover with  his nether garments. His name was  Ten Broeck (scottice, "ten breeks,"  anglice, "ten pairs of breeches"). But  of this the too confiding savage was  unaware. When Ten Broeck calmly  proceeded to disrobe himself, and to  spread his voluminous clothing on the  Island���������which he succeeded In covering-  MUIrely���������the look of mingled chagrin  md amazement on the chief's usually  impassive face musi have baffled description. However, the noble Red  Man buried his hatchet, puffed away  at his calumet, and stood by his bargain, while all the time realizing the  force of Canning's epigram that "ln  matters of commerce the fault of the  Dutch Is giving too little and asking  too much." And that���������again to fall  back on legend���������Is why expansive garments of Dutch cut are called "knickerbockers" even unto this day.  Children's Unconscious Witticisms.  "Terra-cotta is stuff squeezed out of  a little Insect and used to turn puddings red."  "The zebra is like the horse, only  striped, and Is chiefly used to Illustrate the letter Z." (Also "A donkey  with a football Jersey on.") .  "Faith is that quality which enables  us to "believe what we know to be untrue." a  "Parliament Is the place where they*  go up to in London to talk about Birmingham."  "A Limited Monarchy is a government by a monarchy, who ln case of  'bankruptcy'would not be responsible  for the entire national debt. In private life you have the same thing with  a Limited Liability Company."���������Quoted  by Dr. Macnamara, M.P., in "New  Liberal Review."  Equal to Three.  Public vehicles in Paris are allowed  to carry only as many passengers as  can find seats. After that number has  been admitted no one is allowed to enter. The explanation will serve to introduce an incident reported by a correspondent of the Pittsburg "Dispatch."   '  A crowd of men and women, each  with a numbered ticket, showing the  order in which they were to enter the  next street car, stood at the Place de.  l'Etolle station when _ the _ down-town  ���������car arrived.  Surveying the crowd, the conductor  cried out: "Only three places In the  carl   "Who has ticket No. 1?"  With that Mrs. Blank of Chicago, the  stoutest woman ln the American colony, approached, holding up the ticket  called for.  "Step a . >ard, madam," said the conductor,  ringing his go-ahead bell.  "Wait! Wait! I've No. 2!" called a  little Frenchman.  "You're too late," replied the conductor.   "Every place is taken."  The Vital Question.  He���������Tou are trulv the flrst girl I ever  loved. She���������That hm't the point. Are  you sure>I will he the last?  . Plumper's Philosophy.  /N "Captain Blultt,"  the new novel   by   Charles     Heber    Clark  ("Max   Adeler")   Is   a   plumber  who  is  nevertheless  an  honest  man.    Wnun  called   to  account for  a  blunder ot one of his workmen, he explained as follows:  . "You see, things was built crooked ln  his world on purpose. There ain't  nothing that was arranged to go exactly right. You know better than I do,  doctor, that If we went sailing along  through life smooth and pleasant, like  drifting with the tide, we'd never  amount to nothing, now would we?"  "No."  "Very well, then; there's big troubles  and there's little troubles. You may  lose your money or your health or your  relations or you may not; but, anyhow,  It'll rain on the day you fix for a picnic, or your traln'll be late thc day you  particularly want to make a connection  with another train, or you'll stub your  too so's you can't walk Just as you arrange for a pedestrian tour, or the  raln'll come on hard when you've left  home without your umbrella (did you  ever notice that?), or a frightful bore'll  drop ln to *-oe you Just when you  thought you'd like to be alone. It's  always that way, Isn't It?"  "Yes."  ���������."You start out In lite believing that  you're going to have nearly perfect  bliss, and lo and behold! there's something every day In the year and nearly  every hour In the day to worry and  annoy you. Now, why is it, doctor?  Why is It?"  "What is your theory, Davis?"  "It's like this. Here we have, as the  books say, evidence of design. The  road of life was made rough, on purpose. And why? Doctor, you know  well enough. It was made so for our  good."  "I have heard something like that  before, I think," said the doctor.  "Of course! If things was always  right, life would be too easy. We need  discipline���������discipline of adversity. It  makes us strong to fight trouble. Out  patience Is tried, and so we know we  have patience and we get more patience and so forth. You know all  ahout it."  "And you think the man who chokes  a flue Is appointed to help the thing  along?"  "Certainly. Probahly he never quite  means to choke the flue. Some overpowering outside agency directs him.  makes him careless, throws him off his  guard. He plays 'his part in the great  drama of life. The man who chokes  the flue or fixes a pipe to leak Is working to make men better. You might  call him the Angel of Discipline."  "You think, then, that the whole matter is supernatural 7"  "Well, I don't know as I quite Call lt  that. It's Just the way things is fixed.  You try to toss a-book on the .table and  it falls on the floor. If you tried to  throw It on *the -floor .it -would have  fell on the table. You go .through your  house' In th'e dark and hold your arms  straight in front of you, and an open  door goes between your arms and you  hit your nose. .You could "hardly steer  straight enough ln broad daylight to  got the door into the space between  your arms, but you do it sure In the  dark. Out in the ocean you sail along  for days and never see a sight of a  ���������ship. Let a fog come up and it's five  chances to one you'll have collision in  two hours! No, I don't exactly say  supernatural; them's just the lines on  which the world is built. There ain't  no intention that things'll go straight."  "Then it's your thought that a hidden power compelled you to fix the pipe  in my bathroom so that it would leak?"  "Well, I don't want to shirk no responsibility or to .blame anybody else.  But'the fact Is I did my very best. I  thought it was all tight and snug. But  there had to he a hitch somewhere for  your uplifting towards higher things  and so I s'pose my attention was called  off, by some mysterious influence, from  a' weak place in the Joint, and you had  the benefit. You learned something  more about self-cont. jl and the hollow-  ness of life when the water cam*  through on the ceilii ; paper. No doub)  you are this very ml Jte nearer heaven  ���������because I inadveru .tiy missed that  tender place in the joint. It ought to  have been added to my bill."  An Old Letter.  A WHOLESALE merchant of Philadelphia, in looking over old papers  ������������������*���������^and-recordsrrecenlly-came-across-  an Interesting document. It was ,a letter of Instruction sent forty years ago  by a merchant in St. Louis to his agent  In San Francisco.' He thus describes  it in the Philadelph' 1 "Times:"  "It related to thc disposal of-a lot  of goods which had been shipped by  way of Cape Horn, and although It  contained over fifteen thousand words  and a copy of a guud-slzed Invoice, It  was written on just two sheets of paper.  "The paper itself Is a sort of tough,  opaque tissue, ve. - thin and light, and  when folded the .Jter slips easily Into  an envelope three Inches wide.  "Why It wns gotten up in such a pe*.  cullar style is explained by the stamp  on the corner, which is one of the old  'pony expi ess' series, embellished with  a picture of a man on horseback, spurring at a gallop across the plains. -,  "I knew, of course, that the Pacific  mall of that period was carried by relay express riders, but I never before  realized what great ������������������ ilns were taken to  reduce the weight to the lowest possible  point. I am told tii *t the letters were  stored In little flat pouches under the  Haps of thc saddle, end that they were  usually written on a specially prepared  tissue.  "The one I have d-scribed must have  occupied an expert clerk several days,  for the penmanship, while microscopic,  is beautifully executed, and as clear  and legible as print.  "The stamp is of the denomination of  fifty cents, and, taken altogether, it  would be hard to find a more striking  reminder of the astonishing progress  that has been made in this country in  a trifle over one generation.  "Everything about the 'little brown  letter speaks of .dangers, difficulties,  and rude, primitive conditions. It Is  difficult to realize that the route it  traveled is now the great highway of a  thousand rushing t'-nins, bearing the  transcontinental commerce of the .ia-  tion.���������,  All in the P int of View.   ,  nADAME Wl TING-FANG, wife  of China's representative at  -Washlngtoti.-says-it-ls-bccom*  ing the custom in China for ladles !o  have feet no smaller than those ot a  five-year-old child, and so the feet of  little girls are noi confined or bound  until they reach ti t age. Hy that timo  they are strong, and If the binding be  properly done, there is no severe or  agonizing pain. Really the suffering is  slight, and by the time a girl attains  her full growth the pains cease altogether. Foreigners, she 'says, have an  exaggerated Idea of the suffering Incl-  1 dent to the making of small feet. But  | so Important Is It, from an aristocratic  standpoint, for a girl to fulfil in this  particular the Chinese idea of beauty  that she is willing to endure "a"little  pain to secuie that end. According to  our own Ideas, the binding of children's  feet is .>..nply barbarous; but that lt Is  largely a matter of point of view may  .be seen by what the Chinese lady hai  to say abouttthe tight waist ot women  I who represent the highest civilization:  "I for one prefer having small feet to  a little waist. My vital organs are not  affected in any way or injured by th������  confinement of my feet ln childhood,  *but the health of many a woman U  ruined by the constriction of her  waist."  In Germany.  A fat man who lived on the Rhine  Was asked: " At whir, hour do you dlno?"  lie answered:  " Eleven,  Three,  four,  live, and seven.  ���������Six, eight, and a quarter to nine!"  ���������" Life."  Unexpected Erudition.  An absent-minded professor of languages dropped Into a restaurant one  day for luncheon.  "What will you have, sir?" ask������d th*  waiter.  "F.ied eggs," rep"ed the professor.  "Over?" said the ."alter, meaning, of  course, to ask whether he wanted them  conked on both sld. - or only one.  "Ova ?" echoed t .e professor, surprised at his apparent, familiarity ��������������� th  Lf '-:x. "Certainly. Chat Is what I or-  oei ���������_ u.    Ova galllna,. "  'J.".'.'s the waiter li -^rpreted as meaning '-extra well dm " and that is the  v,ay they came to the table.  A Combina' * *n Needed.  Canadians  [Who hove   ise-d  Egyptian  Damiana Wine  Endorse  our  claim  that it isr  the Granc'est Tonic  Sold on the American continent, am.i*'  is unequalled as  a  speedy  and  ple*..^-  ant Remedy in all cum** of Stoma* n  Liver,  Kidney anil   RUdder  Ailmeui-  or as a Restorathe for use after  long and painful    illness.  It  is    ni>������'  alcoholic,    yet    stimulating,  contau.-  no drugs, only N.'iure's rarest  booties. We defy comji.-UUou aud guarai-  tee its properties  Mailed in Canada,    freight prepaid.  75 cents large boltle.  The Egyptian D mianaCn.  88, 90, 92 Church St-Torono  .  Head      Office:    London,      Euglanu  Branches all over  the world.  The finest Pain  Killer on earth tin-  Man or    Beast,    Kgyptian Enibroc -  tion.    Try it.    Mailed  free; 50 ceut������-  bottle.  Mainly About People.-  I>r. Parr, on mee'.In.. Lord Chancellor Erskine, with whom he was friendly, once' said: "Krsklne, I mean tc  write your epitaph when you die."  "Doctor," answere.l the great lawyer,  "it is almost a ter..pta:ion to commit.  suicide."  At a ball in the cvjr.tr}" a gentleman  undertook to Intro.'.jee a companion to  a yourcjf but somewhat stc-atlady, who'  seemed to be pinin;; for a dance.   "No,  thanks,  old   fello-.v;   I   don't    care   to    .  waltz  with  a cart."    A  tow  evenings    .,  later  the same yunjj lady,  who had  overheard the con--^:-sa;>n, beheld the  ,.  young,  man    seek:.i__r> an   Introduction  and asking: If he misht have the honor,  etc.    "Xo, thank yau." she replied: "I  may %>e a cart, bu". I am not a donkey  '  cart." ' ~j,.  A   rich    Irish-American,   who    fre= -  quently visits England and dearly loves   ���������"���������  a lord, loses rio opportunity of talking- ':-  of his great acquaintances. At a recent-  dinner party in Xcv: York; where there  were several Rouian Catholics,  durlnjr  a conversation on ths subject of fast-  Injr,  this gentleman  said:   "It is very  strange how    littla    Catholics    In  the  higher ranks mind ihe^ast days. I'was ���������  dining at the Duke of Norfolk's'on 3- -  fast day, three weeks ago, and there  wasn't  a bit  of  fUh   at   dinner."    "I   .  suppose," said another Irishman, "thex  had eaten it all in the dining-room."  John D. Rockefeller recently* told the-  following story:  "I don't question the  veracity of that stciy, but I am goinp;-- '  to tell you one tha: I know to_be true-. -  It happened down  in "Washington.    A '  negro was driving.^, wagon and in go-f  ing through a street ran against a fu-*-  na_������������.     With   the   superstition   of   his   :  race he thought lt would be ..bad luck.*.,  to "cross behind the funeral, so he tried  ' .  to cross ahead of i:.- but the driver of'-  ���������  the hearse whippet: up his*horse, and  '  the two went neel: and neck for a time  until finally the dsrkey sang out: 'Say. - ' '  dah, pull up youah hoss!    Mah boss ts *  in a hurry an' yua.:'n isn't!" '���������     -   ��������� -   ^-.  Judge   Pennypnc'..=r of  Philadelphia  tells a story which s",.ows the readiness' ,  of the Pennsylvania Dutchman to obey'-'- '  those  in  authority:- In   1S;_   Sheridan,    -  under orders, burned every barn from. ..  a valley above Staunton  to a certain., ,  point -below  "Winchester.'   A  band  oC ''  angry rebels followed this raid, watching for a chance to pick up any strag-.- .  giers.   Among others who fell into thein"' "  hands was a little remsylvania Dutch-"' '  man,  who quietly  turned  to  his cap-    --  tors  and  enquired:   "Vat  you. fellows-  going to do mlt n.*"   Th-* reply canflJL  short and sharp: "Hang you." ' "Veil/^v"  he said, meekly, "vatever is de rule.**-  tills    good-natured    i;p!y - threw,   the.''  Confederates into  a  toar  of  laughter1   ,  and saved his Ufa. *    .  4  OTCPEIG  1 1: Eotts���������I thin'... my dear, I have  a*, 'ist tound the key to succes*--. Mrs.  l.oits���������V.'ell, just as like as n t you'll  .���������:t be dble to find the key-hole.���������  - inkers  "Statesman."  Few Men have had tuzh t. Thrilling  Expeiitune  A Quebec Gentleman who Relate*  an  Intorestlne Storv t< a Narrow  Escape���������Happy  Deiivei<_nce   just  In the Nick of Turn,.  Bristol, Que., June 9.���������(Specials-  There are not many men or women  alive to-day who have passed through  such a terrible trial as Mr. R.'Dra^  er of this place. Mr. Draper says:  "About four yea.s ago I was taken  ill with what I thought was Gravel.  "I was suffering grent pain so. i  sent for the doctor, he gave nie some  medicine and said he would call  again.  "He came   twice more and .charged  me fifteen dollars. 1 was a little bet- ���������  ter but   not at   all well,    and in av  short time after I took another   bad  spell. - .  "Then a man advised me    to    ttj5'  Dodd's Kidney Pills, for he said thej;  had curedkhis mother.  "I thought I would try them and X  got, a box and commenced to talc*  them right awav.  "In just one week after I had taken.  the first dose, I passed a stone as-  large as a bean, and in four daysai-  terl passed another about the size ot  a grain of barley.  "This gave me great relief and I  commenced to feel better at once.  "The improvement continued and I  gained strength very rapidly until ia  I a short time I was as well as ever.  "This is over four years ago, and  I have not had the slightest return  of the trouble since, so that I know,  that my cure was an absolute aid  permanent one." '   ~^  -������* J 'itvtt ajcstxt. WiiXtKAfftn rjtiraiiVr.rt^'miaaiitiri.viMt^'ft.*^' i  vtitnitjxaveistfr^-:t"'*f^'--'i  ,f  ~'i   a  1.  We .have 'them.in all  the new designs for tlie  year. Sec our samples  if you are going io  paper.  Canada Drug 8t Book Co  BORN.  Kknnem.���������At Hovels!okc, 15. C nn  Tue.-iliiy, Atifi. 12th, to .Mr. iinil  Mrs. K. Fennell. n (lini'ihLoi-.  NOTES OF-NEWS  ���������Summer     uniloi'weiir     tlint     won't  ���������-.brink nt 0. B. Hiiiin.* k Co's. '��������� *   *  A. N. Hyatt lins iicet.pt.efl u jioyition  a*, clerk willi Messrs. Taylor <*c George.  - -Don't  forget  tlio  hospital  social at  Mrs. Lawrence's Saturday evening.*  .lolin Sinison has 'tho contract, I'm'  the painting of the now Kilpatrick  lllock.  littlo   girl   ihnl,   wants a   sun  on ii   liny  ono  for li.ie.  nt 0. Jj.  .1. Ij. Henderson, architect, of (irand  yoiks. U in tin* city.  Jack Pettipiece returned from llio  coast on Sunday's delayed train.  Gold Commissioner Kiiknp of Rossland, canip up from the south Tuosday.  Horace Gough. of the C. P. Si. shops,  lias returned from a trip to oaslei'ii  Canada.  Mrs. G. 1". Risteen and family returned Tuesday morning 1'rom a visit to  Vancouver.  ���������Remember the promenade concert  and dance tomorrow evening at the  tkating rink.  Percy Dunne-, of Revelstoke, is  visiting Calgary as the guest of Dean  Paget.���������Calgary Herald.  Mrs. G. M. Clark left Tuesday evening for a few weeks' visit to friends in  Vancouver and Victoria.  B. R. Atkins left on Saturday evening for the const wliere he will spend a  couple of weeks holidays.  ���������Root Beei   lis tract. Lemonade   Extract, only 25c. a bottle (makes a gallon)  ' at Canada. Drug c!c Book Co.  M. A, Wilson, merchant tailor of  Ferguson, spent a couple of days in  the city with his family this week.  ���������Everything you require in Toilet  Articles of all kinds kept at tbe  Canada Drug ifc Book Co's.  J. J. Langstatt'. of the Trout Lake  Topic, spent Tuesday in tho city, returning south Wednesday morning.  The Bank of Montreal has issued an  order that none of their employes  shall marry until they are in receipt of  S1500.  The Ladies of St. Andrew's Church  will hold a lawn sociable and conceit  on Tuesday nfternoon and evening  next at the church.  Miss Shepard and Miss Bell left this  week for Grand Forks. ' They will  spend a couple of days at Arrowhead  before proceeding to their now abode.  ~ Rev. 3. G. Shearer, secretary of the  Dominion Sabbath Day Alliance will  be in Revelstoke to hold a public  meeting on the evening of the 20th  inst.  The Minister of Education having  extended the school holidays for one  week, throughout the province, the  schools did not reopen this week, but  a start will be   made on Monday next.  ���������The children will be wanting new  books, etc.. when school starts and the  Canada Drug k Book Co. have a large  Mipply just opened up of latest scrib'  blei-s, drawing books, slates and school  .-books. DoniLforget. -   -    It is pleasing to note that the  chartered banks of Winnipeg have  decided to follow the example of this  province. They will close at 12 o'clock  Saturday instead or one o'clock as  heretofore.  D. G. McKenzie. the popular local  agent of the Dominion Express Co.  lelt last week on a holiday trip to tho  coast. Before returning he will visit  _San Francisco. Mi*. Thompson, of  Vancouver, is in chaigi. (if the office  till "Mac's" return.  At the Methodi-t ('lunch on Friday  evening last the choir presented .Miss  F. Shepard wilh a handsome gold  hrooch set with oliveine-. as a slight  token of their appreciation for the  many ways in which she has so ably  and willingly assisted them.  The next of the series of social hops  takes place in the rink tomorrow night.  The dancing platform has lieen planed  this week and i.s in splendid shape.  As u3ual tne Independent,Band will lie  in attendance which is a sufficient  guarantee of the excellence of the  music.   Admission 2T> cents.  A very successful garden party wns  held Monday evening on the I.uvncf  ^Ii-s. T. Downs, under the auspices o  the Epworth League of the Methodist  Church. The Independent Band was  in attendance and rendered an excellent programme. The proceeds will  be devoted to the furnishing of a ward  in the hospital.  Rev. B. K. Vooseph, fa Persianmis-  sionai-y. who is a graduate of Victoria  University, Toronto, occupied the  pulpit in the Methodist Church both  morning and evening last Sunday.  The sermons at liolh services were  ver}-instructive, and gave an idea of  the movements of Christian teaching;  in foreign lands, and the great need of  further efforts to spread the gospel.  ��������� Any  shade  Hume k Cb's.  The cnntriU'l fur the oroclion of  Taylor & George's new warehouse will  In: let today.  ��������� All kinds nf rofri'slmients. all kinds  of music, all kinds of fun at the  hiwjiilal social Saturday evening.  Engineer .1. Lyons and Jl..l.lLaii-  bury of lhis city were in Kniulorips' on  Tuesday.  ���������.lust, a feiv more of ihose Gents" 2Tic  straw hats at C. li. lhinie & (Jo's.  I). McCarthy has the contract for  Hie erection of a residence on Fourth  stieet, east.  13. Johnson, one of thc owners of the  famous Scott group on Fish Creek, is  in town on a business visit.  L. A. Fret'/, left ,on Monday night  for Enderby, where he is building a  section ho.-ise for the C P.R,  Thos. O'Brien, solicitor of Golden,  passed through the city on Tuesday  evening for Republic, Wash.  The Ladies Auxiliary of the hospital  purpose giving a shirt waist hop on  tho evening of Labor Day. Sept. 1st.  .L D. Sibbald and W. deV. Leniaistre  ire on a visit to McCulloch and French  Creeks, Big Bend. They will return  tomorrow.  Mrs. H. A. Brown, who has been at  the Sanitarium, Banff, I'or the bi'ivlit  of her health, will return home on No.  1 this evening.  Lou Thompson relumed on Alonday  frum Ferguson wliere hu has been for  lhe past couple of weeks looking after-  liis mining interests.  Coronation Day was spent quietly  in town. The steamer Revelstoke ran  an excursion to St. Leon Springs  which was well patronised.  A. E. Solloway, Mrs. Sollowayand  family, who have been spending a  month's vacation visiting friends at  the coast, returned last week.  .1. Soards who has been employed  for some t.ime on the Blue .lay on  Smith Creek, came in on Saturday and  is stopping at the Victoria Hotel.  Engineer W. MacPhersou left on  this morning's No. 2 for Calgary,  where he will spend a short holiday  with friends and old acquaintances.  The C.P.R. will have 27,000 box cars  west of Lake. Superior next month  with which to move thoiniinense wheat  crop of Manitoba and the Territories.  A. Nelson, formerly employed by ,1.  Milton, of this city, has liled with tho  lievelstoke lacrosse team for the Fallon cup competition.���������Kamloops 'aen-  liiiel.  Engineer Tom", Sweeney, returned  yesterday morning from Kamloops.  where he had been spending a tow  dayif. Mrs. Sweeney and family  returnod with  him.  ���������Wanted, at the residence of Mrs. W  M. Lawrence on Saturday evening, 200  people   to   eat   up   the   refreshments  which   have   been   provided   for   the  Ladies Auxiliary social.  ���������11.���������E.���������Foster,-- of���������G olden.,���������wJio^is.  extensively interested iu mining in 11.  C. and tho Republic  camp,  in   Washington, was in  the   city   on   Tuesday  evening en route, south.  We have lately imported @  the choicest varieties of &Q  tlie above in bulk, ancl ^a  arc scllinjT tit ���������        /ja  ?5c. per ID.  aa**���������.  (S3**���������  OSS**���������  es>~  as*���������  em*���������  GO���������  (Sfas���������  <s>���������  tig*~-  Wi>���������  ������!���������������  I**���������  a***-  ts*���������  cto���������  <s>-  ������_&*������������������  Ci***-  HZ*���������  6K*.-  ������s--  tVZ���������  <3**~  ������>���������  a*���������  ������>-  IE**-  ������_*���������-���������-  (S������-  <***���������  (2**~*  rt*--  45***-  ete**-  -est���������  (file���������  fiEft���������  Ifi-to���������  as**���������  ������*���������  ig*^-  ������������������r-������iB  ������������������OB  ���������O  l..r,i...<niu������..  ���������"-US*  r-Offl  (l������)  SBJS������2SV!ER BEAUTY    '  AftSD COfWSFORT  . Requires thc right kind of Clothing  and Footwear.  Wc have them at the right .prices.  Call at Our Store and prove it.  Hot Weather Hats.  ��������� Wc can fit you with a Hat Lhat looks  well and feels comfortable.  Boots and Shoes  ���������so  ���������^56>  ���������*g������  '���������*$������  *&__������  ���������<J>  -*���������������  ���������"JSP  . *{_$  ���������������������S>  NEW  and Fine Stationery just  opened at "' ,  BEWS' DRUGSTORE  *  We have a well assorted  slock of Text Books and  Scribblers, Pencils, Boxes  and- Writing materials.  New, Bright Colors  in Crepe Tissue Paper  WALTER   BEWS,  I'hm. B., DriiKBlKt nn-1 Stiit!on.*r,    '  .BROWS BLOCK.  XV. 3, JMackay, of Vancouver, has  heen elected district organizer for the  International Typographical Union.  Tho Kpworth League desire through  Tun Hhkald to acknowledge with  thanks their appreciation of the  services rendered by the* Independent  Band it the social on Monday evening  las.-..  Gold Kange Lodge, K. of P. held  their legular weekly meeting last  night. K. Dodd receiving tho rank of  esquire and G. "Brock was advancod to  Ihochivalric rank of knight in ampli"  lied foi iu.  Lacrosse players are requested to  turn out and drill in vimv of the  competition games for tho Fulton cup,  which tako place next mouth. Practice nights are Mondays, Wednesdays,  and Fridays.  Owing to a steady increase in  business H. A. Brown has found it  necessary to employ another cigar  maker iu tho Union factory. ,T.  Knmers arrived last week from Nelson  to join the stall'.  The Ladies Hospital Auxiliary wil  givo a garden party on the lawn ot  Mt>. XV. M. Lawrence on Saturday  evening. Tea, eolVee, cake, and ice  cream will be served. The band will  lie in attendance-    Admission 10 cents.  Mrs. J. Lyons and Mis������ Ladner, of  Kevelstoke. spent a few days in town  lasl week visiting friends, and left for  lhe coast on Sunday night. They  were accompanied by W, Ladner, who  has been visiting his parents at llevelsioke.���������Kamloops Sentinel.  J." EL Jackson has resigned his position with the Revelstoke Wine and  Spirit Co*. Mr. .lackson is relie.-ing  B. IL Atkins, of the Customs department, for 10 days, after which he will  accept a position as accountant in the  office of Messrs. Taylor'and George.  The officers and crew of the s. s..  Kootenay will give a. social dance at  ^rro*,vhs;^-on-Xhusda-y_ii-V-enmg_*__=_lIhe_  s.s. Revelsloke has been charterec. to  take down a number of guests from  Kevslstoke and will leave the city  aliont six o'clock on Thursday  evening.  F.. C. Ward, of Port Arthur, has.  been appointed Lo the management of  the Molsnu'b Hank here and will arrive  in a few days to a^sii'iie charge. K.  I". C.irnalinn, of Calgary, who hns  been teller here for tin* past month  will return to tbo Calgary branch afler  the ai rival of Mr. Ward.  Anionic Horgu'-.on, who wa������iidmitti'd  to Lhe ho-pilal last Tliiu-.-d.-iy morning  sniveling from an accident caused liy  falling from ,i plank while cariying a  block of ice from llie ire lumse into the  brewery, died on Monday afternoon  from tho effects nf the accident and  was buried on Wednesday.  Mrs. Kane, wife of Capt. Kano, of  the government drrrlge, who with  her family has been spending a few  months on tlie coast, came in Sunday  and will in future make her home in  the city. (.'apt. Kane will make }ii*=  hwidquarters in Rovelstnko. directing  all dredging operations from here.  Arthur C. Bradshaw met with an  accident last riniisdiiy at I-toss Peak,  whoro be wai braking with thc work  gang. Whilst, sotting a brake on a  dump car Lhe wheel broke throwing  him lo the ground injuring his head  arid back. lie it progressing favorably,  int.be hospital under the care nf Or.  Cross.  The s. s, Bevelstoke made two  attempts on Tuesday arid Wednesday  to got through the canyon. Thc  ropes hrnki* twice and the -siearner  was obliged to return to the city  wharf, where she will remain until  the arrival of another cable from  Nelson, which will ,,reach tlie city by  tonight's train,  cEC*-  ������!>���������*-  Sit���������  as*****-  o*****-  ������*������������������--  <jp--  (j***���������  e">v  ���������SJtJi-  ve*-  I.S***���������  King's Union-Made Boots ror Men  and Women.  The  Empress Shoe for Women.  ] Dress Goods  l A  full   line of  Dress  Goods,   con-  i sisling   of the   latest. patLerns  and  ! fashions.  ! Carpets and Linoleums  i,        Sold at fair prices and cut and laid  i* .        free of charge.  TAYLOR & GEORGE \  t '    . Mackenzie -Avenue.        "      - .  Mail Orders Solicited and Promptly Attended To  W  f������)  i������>  III  #  iW>  *i������)  (^  <ij������)  <i������)  -->���������������������  B&������*itt9&&i^J*JSW^������>*0*&&&i8^ ******���������*������->  lourne  S Dealer In  | Groceries, Gent's. Furnishings, Boots and Shoes,   ]|  I Ready-Pilade Clothing.                        I  i       :        ���������  ���������.  | Men's Union-made Boots���������New Stock Just In.    |  Revelstoke Station.  'Bourne Bros.' Old Stand.  w  H)  -ii)  US1  ������)  ^1  SIBBALD & FIELD,  em-    O.P. R.'TOWKSITE.  nr- ir.vRA townsite. '  BXF-' GERRAKD TOWNSITE  emr-  camuounk townsite,  (.Canada Periiiancnt &_Wcstern  tion  xitix i^oiin una u-uiluing Association  Caledonian Fire  CTTU A "VTPT A T     (.Canada Permanent & Western  Pl PI A 111 .I AL"*!       Canada Mortgage Corporatioi  i Ai1rt.lt VjLIXIj,   I Eqllimbi0 ?avln_^ ������01111 mid Buili  COAL FOR SALE,  (���������Imperial Fire..      Caledonian Fire.   Atlas Fire.  Cuniuiiii.il l*'ir<;.   Mercantile Fire.    Northern Fire.  -; Guardian Fire. '"Manchester Fire.   Great West Life.  Oi'oan, Accident and Guarantee.   Confederation Life  Canadian Accident Assurance Oo;  Connecticut-Fire  HOUSES FOR SALE AND .RENT.  CONVEYANCING.  -'   1  J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Public.  REVELSTOKE. B.C.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  uara  WE GUARANTEE  TO GIVE  ENTIRE  SATISFACTION.  ONCE A  CUSTOMER  ALWAYS A  CUSTOMER  WE DEFY COMPETITION  IN QUALITY AND PRICE  WE HAVE on our Two Floors just  now a varied collection of Ouk  Dressers, ��������� Stands, Extension a/id  Centre Tubles, Large Polished Oak  Rocking Chairs, Sideboards in grunt  variety, Upholstered goods, carpets,  etc.  Call and inspect the stock.  "Liberal discount for cash on  any of  " tin* above articles.  R. HOWSON & CO.,  Upholstering.   Picture Framing.  Furniture,     Undertaking,'  Mr. unci Mi-. Shepherd arid Mr. and  Mr-. Cooper, of St. Cloud. Minn..  arrived in the city last Saturday and  Ii*ft Sunday inriininn for Troiii. Lake  City, whui-V* Messrs. Sh-'pherd and  Coiip'T are intitrc^tfd in thf AniPi-iriin  and Old Gol'l groups or. 7'roiic Luke.  11. A. Brown .iccnrnpariie.il Ihnp.iity  as far .is 'JV.nt Lake and returned lo  town TiH'ctl-iy cvniifK*  .Ins. I. Woodrow, Dr. Oirruther*., F.'  IS. Wolls and Rayrnorid AlUsn, who  bold some valuable placer lpju.es nn  (.'amp CteeU, "i*rit up nix men tbj.s  wi-fl/lto f'otniiipnffi op.-rntionB on their  properties. I)ui'inf{ Mr. Woodrow'.s  visit to the property a couple of wciiks  n<rt, hi: washed from the (gravel over  2a iox-.l from bedrock about ii'.U) worth  ,of fine con^e e;old in a very short time  anil with crude mnchinery.  Th'-Miiisiinbii Kree fi-es". Winnlpcfr.  li:i*-.i*.ineil ii special siipplrrnent cli'iilinff  ������itb the i t*op proHpectH in the  .Vol (.Invest anil Manitoba. The snp-  plmrienl, is illustrated from photos  espciially tukon for it during tin* ln������t  A'cek in July, and they convey ,i prowl  idea of tin; enormous grain fields now  uluu.Nt ripe fin* the reapers, ft contains  a fund or useful information regardinc  tin. prairie country.- and is-'icliniraljly  suited for distribution abroad.  Millinery and Dressmaking.  Metisrs. C. B. Hume & Oo. will  reserve floor space in their .new  building which will-be completed in  tho early full for the display of an  tip to date stock of millinery and fancy  goods. Tbfse goods are being ordered  now and will he opened up in time for  the fall an.l winter trade. A drens  making department will he another  featuie of the business nnd will be in  charge of a first ���������l.iKa drchsmaker.   "  Certificate of Improvements.  nsroTioiE-  nOI'DES K iGJ.B lntral Claim, situate In  tlie Itcvelstokc Mining Division ol Wtsl  Kooii'iiay Uliirlct.  Wticrelorntcil :���������In Ground Hou Basin, on  ifcCiilliingli Creek.  TAKK NjTICK that I, GeorKe S. MeCarter,  iiiient for Louise iKiontlnc Graham, Free  -Miners'CertiBcnte No. IS. 70.-.10 and for On*  Lnnd Free Miner's Certificate No. B -18071,  Intend, sixty days from thc date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Keeorder for ������ Cerllfleate  <ii I.npr Yemenis, f*.r the purpose of obtaining  ii Crown Grant of thc above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the  Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 4th day of August, a. O., 1802.  r, GEO. S. McCARTER.  WE HAVE JUST  REMOVED INTO OUR  NEW QUARTERS'  ON   MACKENZIE  AVENUE  G-IEIL'TIEIE-L^Ij    3yLEK>OI3:A.3SrTS.  ***���������������*���������������   '^  The largest stock  of  the latest WATCHES,  ��������� ^yr <  CLOCKS,   RINGS,   SILVER WAKE,    CUT  /vfm������N  GLASS,  FASHIONABLE JEWELRY, Etc.  laR.  My many years' experience-enables me to buy  goods   at the   right ' prices,   enabling me to  ���������   sell to the public at reasonable prices.  rQf  J-.   G-TJ-y  BATRiBEEi.  ' WATCU-H15PAIHING A  SPECIALTY.  <_  I ""  - SUMMER  SALE OF TROUSERING  We must admit that  we have oyer bought ih  Trousering this Season,  and they certainly must  be'cleared out before the  Summer Season is over  to -give room for Fall  Goods. Everybody-here  know our past reputation  in this line. The best  goods are used, the make  is guaranteed, and a sure  fit,is assured. Cressman's  Trouserings cannot be  beaten.  ���������JZ������*3&s.SiHL.  OUR SUMMER SALE OF TROUSERS.  $4  "  "Oil K~FKLtyGOODS'!���������L"^-  Kay Will be here on or about August lith, when we will open-up the largest-  hho best selected stock from Winnipeg to the Coast.  J. B. CRESSMAN, Art Tailor, Mackenzie Ave.  Real Estate Bargains  $1450  Good Residence &  . Store Building.  Terms���������.$200 cash;  Balance 'on  Easy  Terms.  8-Roomed Residence, with all  * modern improvements. A very desirable property. Terms can be arranged  with suitable party.  (t$n ft A   ������   Roo**'ed    House,  WvUv    with bathroom; etc.,  S good   cellar.    W ell  situated  for a  C. P. R.   man.  Easy Terms.  Plastered House  with stone foundation. Good garden  50x100. feet���������well located.   This  is a special bargain.  <t>4 /\ K/\   A fine Residencs  !n 111 ll I . ���������? large roome  ���������dJiV^V   and Bath R<-;onit  Electric. Lighting, garden 50x100  feet. ��������� A comfortable home,  selling ata great sacrifice.  dtfiAA 80 acre Farm, about  ���������hoUU 5-railesfrom Salmon'  ���������,r*rw Arm Station. .Best  of soil, good timber for domestic  uses aud good roads. Terms to '  the right party.  A Number of Othar Real Estate Bargains.      Gall and Inspect Our List.  Revelstoke Smelter Townsite  Fine Residential and Business Lots in all parts of the  City on easy terms of payment- A limited number of.Five-  Acre Garden Plots within five minutes' walk from the  centre of City, are now ready for sale. Easy terms of payment.  LEWIS, BROS.  Real Estate Brokers.  Financial and Insurance Agmnta.  ^^$&#������#������#TO&WS������#������$$#������#&

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