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 S, .h.  I 'Al"?-iT  _A.isrx)  RAILWAY    MKN'S ��������� JOURNAL.  1  Vol    V.  No    146  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   JULY HA. 1902  $2 00 a  Year in Advance.  Fresh  Groceries  o  u  R  S  P  E  C  I  A  L  T  Y  We are the 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.  This year we have made  arrangements which will  enable us to give our customers better prices than  ever before.  THE ELMORE  NEW PROCESS  W. G. & R.  .Shirts   ':-  tj        * , -t    ,       . -*  i t  - These Shirts arc recog-  ��������� nized  to  be ��������� superior-- to  ;   ���������    -any made in  Canada for  , Style'-" and -Durability.  ", We have them" in all the  Latest Patterns.   "* :  i>1  mv\ ��������� i  'TO-  Neek Ties- *  "}'], The'celebrated Currie Tie  !/r' ,-f-The' Spring   Patterns   in these Goods have just  ..I. ���������    io. .*'.  ��������� ���������-   been^'received,   and   for  -   ^i   i   _ -.-      * *  '. *- Beauty and Taste, excel  *,!   anything   yet .produced  ' by-this Renowned Firm  of Tie Makers.        '  - '  Concentration of Ores by Oil  Will Bring Good Times if,  as Experiments now Seem to  Prove, it is a Success.  In view of the great interest taken  in the new Elmore process, especial 1}  as it is so applicable to the Kootenay  oies, and will, if found as Sjjitisfai'toiy  as now seems practically teitain.  revolutionize and start a great boom  in copper raining in British Colunibi 1.  we publish a letter from Mr. .1. D.  Kendall, London, Eng., who i������ well  known on the Coast, to Mr. 12. K.  Sawyer, managing director of t iie  Dominion Development syndicate,  of London, England, who is at'present  visiting the province iu   the   interests  of his company. \ . ~  Many mining men of world-vide  reputation have expressed i.ivor.tble  opinions, of the process, Mr. KenduJI's  being pai tienlatly interesting to J-iri-  tt*>h Columbians: ' * _  Dear Sir,���������Tn reply to your enquiry  I have much pleasure in giving you  my opinion mm to.; the , Elmoie" nil  concentrating process. iS���������I > have examined, whilst at.jw'ork., the- only  plant yet built, that'erected, in Wale-  for the purpose of ,'U eating the yt'llow  copper 'ore"from" the'"_G!.idsdir'iiiiiie."  It"'stives "about' eighty-five-pe'r cent of  the values,.'as .against^ lo (pei cent hy,  ordinary "water, concentration ,as  previously carried -out ��������� ith the hesfr  tnacliineiy that could -be' got. The'  ore" contains'- pn'lv about 12 per cent  of copper. I have also made numerous  laboratory-tests with the- oil.process.  For ores whicli contain lir.ely disseminated metallic minerals I think oil' is  greatly' superior ',to water'as a coiicen-  tratins.mediu'iii.Vfor incomes at once  iiito.contact-.with.'ilicksi up and saves a  large" proportion*' of the 'floating  paI'ticlesTwhicti pulveri'zation'produces  in 'siicVi'" minerals'-'and 'which    ar������?  m  Hats! Caps!  The wor 1 d-renqwned  Christie and Fedora Hats  A   consignment  in   the  -^-^-Latest--Styles���������has_j ust_  been opened up.  Underwear:  For Spring and Summer.  A well selected consignment of Imported Scotch  and English fine, woolen  Balbriggan and Fleece-  Lined Underwear just to  hand.  Hosiery  Ladies' and Gent's Hosiery-in Silk, Cashmere,  and Wool. A complete  stock oif the Latest' Patterns and Best Quality.  unavoidably, lost when, watery is used.  To save by,water the. mineral. ti eated  mnst'sink, but a very large proportion  of some minerals'siich'as ehalcopyrile  .ind tetriih'j*dite, will'no'tlsink, .j-s jt  is  well known lOLiill engineers who  bave  given any attention to metallurgy. , I  recently  made -a  number-of   concentrating tests with water,-of a yellow  copper \ire' containing "About   2.2sper  cent.-of copper.    The'average loss _\vf.*is  55.8  per   cent.,   mainly, aiising  ttom  floating ore, the surfacei of*.the  water  being coveted wilh a scum of  metallic  mineral in ore, and the more finely it  is disseminated, the greater  is the loss  in water concentiittion. *'" The  use qf  oil prevents that loss 'almost entirely.  I feel very sure that tlie ptocess  has a  great _ future,   fcir    besides     enabling  tunny ores'tcTlie-profitalii~y~~ treated-in  water, it will always be   useful,.as a  tailings plant in mills handling ore in  whiclv-'-i." large   pioportion     of    the  metallic ' mitieia's '  is   so     scattered  through  the  gangiie. that it   can   be  saved by bandsorting and jigs.  In British Columbia and-other naits  of Canada I know of a large number of  deposits "which 'cannot "be wot ked  profitably if,water concentration weie  employed, lint which,.with the.Elinorc  process would become very, valuable  properties. Mines that have- i been  worked at a nrollt when smelting theii  produce, could greatly . iurreiise that  profit by employing the" Elmore  process pi ior to^.smelting. Much ore  that has hitherto been amalgamated  and cyanided will, I inn satisfied, be  more economically dealt with iu the  futuie by oil concentration.  Yours,  "u J, n. Kksdam..  The City Council.  Regular meeting held ou l"iid.iy.  the Mayor in the chair, nnd Aid.  T.iylor. Manning:, Law, Mcl.eod and  .\fc.Mahon present.  The Bevelstoke Waler, highland  Power Co. wtote asking extension ol  time in which to consider council'.:  offer foi' pui'cbase of electric light, .-mil  water works systems.��������� Extension w.is  granted lo August Sth.  A. G. Fuller, city clerk. Vernon,  wtote sLuting fire li uck for th.it city  cost $00.���������Mayor staled tbat local  estimate for "similar tiuck was $100.  which seemed out of all reason. The  matter wus referred to Fire, Water  and Light Committee to enquire into  further.  The Mail offered to supply 300 copies  of Engineer Smith's teports for $4D.���������  Offer was accepted.  The Wateious Engine Works quoted  figure for rock crusher, $1203.��������� While  cily was not in a position to purchase  s une at piesent, it was letognized  that Revelstoke would never have  good streets until city owned a  machine of this kind.  City solicitor wrote explaining that  according lo act passed at last session  of provincial house, copies' of all city  bylaws had to be registered with the  County Court registrar.��������� The bylaw  committee were instructed to go  through bylaws with tlie city clerk  and make selection of those requiring  io he registered," subject to appioval of  oily-solicitor..  j      ,   .     "  J. W.'McCallum asked for p.iyment  of #125 on account of sidewalk contract.���������Granted. " -' '  ^MiV McMahon and \V.." A. Foote  asked "for opening of First street, west  of, hospital.���������Laid-over, until-_: time  an ives to grade streets.. ;  *The Public Works committee were  instructed-, to 'notify "Caley Bros.'to  move house ,o,li: stieet near hospital.  Committee were aUo instructed to  clear up gtounds atciund hospital.  City.soiicitor leported _h"e had not  yet drafted bylaw ie\;Binese laimdry  boundaries,.as .be understood_Cbinf*se  were 'going to. fight it and matter  required to be carefully looked into.-" ,  Mayor leprated th.il hV, ill crimp iny  with the scn'y clerk,'--h id interview*,"}  Provincial Health Inspector Dr.'F.igan.  in leg.ficT to "smallpox quarantine  question. Di. F.igi.n will recommend  to government payment of all account's ot cjuaiantine station .with  exception oi f?8.50 lor brandy. Goods  leit. in station wiUbe turned over to  government. ' *, , .  Mayor reported lhat Aid. Hume had  or'lerecl a Hall safe ior the'eity, to eost  $125. ���������.   y ���������    "  Council then adjourned.' "_  section  Reginsi  on  the  Personal . Paragraphs Pertaining-to Railway Men Picked up  By the Herald Man on His  Daily Rounds.  Supt, Marpole and party went  south to Robson on Tuesday.  Gen. Beavo, of the C. P. Si. shops,  left Tuesday niglit on a holid iy trip to  the coast.  A teleg.'.apli operator .and n  foremen' wire injured near  owing to a cii* overturning  building in vth'u h they were.  Geo. Bell left Wednesday last for  Revelstoke,' when; ho has becured a  posiliou with tlie C. P. R. in the office  of Assistant Supt. Kilpatrick.���������Vernon News. ."  W." S. Hooper, who has been chief  C. P, R. operator at'Regina for a  number of years, has heen appointed  to the despatt hers' ofiice in Moose  Jaw. Miss Duff, a young lady well  known in Calgary, succeeds him.  * " j- ' .  Members-ciE the Dominion government in London, have invited the  Allan Steamship company, the Elder  Dempster line, and others, to*-siibmit  tenders for.rlS"' knot'passenger 'service'  on-the Pacific,'The* companies unasked to tender for i a separate quick  cargo -service from' "Vancouver to  Australia.'" ���������   ���������     ���������  ' * .  ��������� XV. B' summer corsets just wal,\,  needed for the warm weather1, nt C. B,  II tune k Co  "* '   Canadians at Bisley.  The Canadian riflemen at Bisley are  -  ' .        i  doing- some* good   shooting.'  At the  close of the shooting in the first stage  of the King's prize 'competition,' nine  Canadians "were qualified to enter the  second stage, shooting in which takes  place tomcwowV* > ... . ,- ., ,  " The great, team Mi'atch - for" \the  Kalapore,' cup was won by, Australia  wilh 770, \ Rho'de'sia wiis^ second'with  758,, .and .Canada third, 75(i. ������������������ Lance  Corpoial, "Mortimer of the Canadian  team did phenomenal shooting,  making the highest individual score of  any .man on any. team. His total was  102 out of a possible 105.  The Agrarian strike in the province  of Gali'"ia, says a' Vienna "despatch,  resulted in a"-, conflict between the  troops and .strikers at CzortUow,  'in which 23 persons were killed and 40  wounded.  If. P. Smith, of Spokane, and A.  r.ning, of Pendleton, Ore., directors of  the Prince Mining Company, are in  Lite city. Tliey leave loiinii iow niiiin-  ing, in company with .1. M. Scot I, lo  inspect the company's propeity in llie  Slnndaid Hasm.  The funeral ofthe bile Bobby Johnson, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A.  Johnson, took place Mondav afternoon froni the family residence.  Many Moral tributes with expressions  of sympathy were sent bv Iriends of  bereaved parents. Rev. (.'. Ladner  conducted the service.  An exciting bicycle race took place  at rather a late hour on McKenzie  Avenue the.other night, in which a  local judge, a government official, two  lumber dealers, and two prominent  business men were mixed up. Tlie  contestants in the race weie the  lumber men and tbe government  official. The "judge" acted in bis  official capacity, while the business  men were timekeepers. The govern*  ment official finished first hut n dispnte  arose between the timekeepeis as to  whether he finished within the time  limit and it is probable the race will  have to be run over again.  j  - Prevention of Forest Fires.  Arrangements have been made for  the prompt enforcement of the provisions of the Law for the prevention  of forest fires within the railway belt  in' this province. The' penalties for  violation of .the law in _ this* -respect  vary from $5 to $200. . Special, attention is called to the necessity for the  greatest caution being observed in the  use of f\i:e' by" sgttlers, cajnpers and  others during the dry summer months.  The following rules should be observed:  1.���������In'building a camp fire choose  a place that io' sheltered from the  wind and clear away 'any moss- or  inflammable material surrounding it.  2.���������Thoroughly ' extinguish camp  fires beforelefivi'ngthein.   <(i   ,,,..,.,  - 3.���������Be' careful not' to throw away  oif.ar stubs oi' matches in the woods  before" extinguishing them.  , 4.���������Settlers desiring to'burn brush  and leg heaps in clearing land must do  so at proper seasons of the" year, and  not allow the fire to escape from their  premises."        -        *     ,      '.   ������  5.���������All employers of labor should  see that their employeis whose work  is in the open air are furnished with  copies of the Act' respecting forest  fires or other instructions in regard  thereto, as such employers are responsible for any violation of the law  paused by their servants.     ���������    - t  -Hardware  A carload of Assorted  Hardware just opening  up.  E START  OUR  MIDSUMMER SALE ON SATURDAY   MORNING-  and-continue it for the balance of this month.    A sale  of great interest���������one .that  should jam this_Storc all "day long with eagerly buying shoppers.    We have   gone  through our-extensive stocks and selected many of our leading and best selling lines,  a few of which we quote below :��������� ' ���������  G.B. Hume  &Co._  Minister of Mines Report.  ' The annual report of tbe Minister of  Mines for the year ending December  31st, 1901, has been issued, andit shows  the progress of the mining industiy in  tbe" Province has" been satisfactory,  notwithstanding tho many drawbacks  to which il. has been subjected. ��������� The  total production fi-oui the mines for the  yearamounted to$20,080,780, as against  $10.3*11,751, for the preceding year���������an  increase of $3,742,023.  Tho value ofthe mineral products for  the past year is thus tabulated in the  report:  G.>ld. placer $  070.101  ������������������'    lode -1.3IS.WW  Silver    2.881.713  Copper    1.4I0.1T63  Und 2.002.733  Coal   1.3*1,003  Coke :.  " fi3.->.4tt5  ! Other materials      417.23S  Dress Goods  Fixe Pairs All-Wool colored Cashmere, ii  .blue, brovn and drabs. Regular selling  40c.    Sal*  Price   pi tee  ....30c  Tlir*e pairs  all-wool   Serges   in   cardinals,   dark'  greens.    Selling price 50c.    Sale price 35c  A few ?nds,of Plaids and.Fancy iWorl:.    Regular  ,30c. and 35c.    Sale price  ...."-. 20c  Wash Goods  Regular,   IOC  Fancy Dress Muslins in   all  colorings,  lines at 15c.      Sale price   Scotch Zephyrs in slripes and fancy, nice patterns.  Selling price 15c. and iSc.      Sale price 12,'^C  Fancy White   Muslins,   in   stripes   ancl   checks.  Regular price 15c. and iSc.    Sale price 12^_|C  Ladies' Blouses  In colored Scotch Zcphyis, sizes somewhat broken  ���������Regular $1 and $1.25.      Sale price 75c  Ladies' Cotton Vests  these   geods.  A   large   assortment  in  price 15c, Sale price...  Regular   10c  Hats and Bonnets  'Children's. Muslin   Hats.  Regular  50c.  Sale price to clear at...'...'.   and Goc.   35c  Ladies' Sailor Hats  All this Season's Goods and new shapes.  Regular  price Si and Si.25.    Sale price   75c  b.id'es' Sailors, New Shape. Fine Braid.  Regular  Si.50.    Sale price       1-adies' 'filack Sailor Hats.      Regular 75c.      S.al>'  price J  $1  OC  Children's Muslin Bonnets. Regular price 25c.  Sale price '. 10c  Big Reductions in Men's and Boys' Summer  Hats.' It will pay you to loojt over them. Prices  on these goods cut right in two.  Bargains in Everything  IN THIS STORE.    Come expecting to get the  biggest bargains you ever got and ���������  you tbat you will not be disappoint  and we can assure        I  jiiitcd. I  ������������������ ���������.���������aw*"���������*  Total $_y>.0$rt7S0  REED & YOUNG,  DRY GOODS MERCHANTS,  ' MACKENZIE AVENUE.  Revelstoke Rifle Association.  The lirst praclite of the Revelstoke  Ride Association was held Saturday  lust. The two and live hundred  viinge-! being fired over, the principal  scores were:  \V. \V.   Kuster (200 yds.)       31  H. A. L'ppct (.")00 vds)     27  C. I.uvii'iice CiOllyds)     20  Additional taigets are lieing prepared apd tlie tiring hutts put in  hei ter or der as tbe preaent^accommo.  dation i.s inadequate to the large  membership. It is intended to proceed  with tbe erection of a new range  immediately.after the site has passed  inspection. In the meantime there  will he ptactice every Saturday after,  noon at 2 o'clock. Members wishing to  practice at any other time will be  able to do so by arrangement with  the captain and engaging their own  marker.  Owing to the limited number of  rifles, those intending to shoot should  notify the captain or secretary as far  in advance as possible previous to  each pr.ictice.in order that satisfactory  arrangements may bo made. It is  also proposed to institute a series of  weekly competitions.  J. Shnw has been appointed marker  lor the Association. Members are  also reminded that the annual meeting  of the British Col'iimbia Rifle Association will be held at Victoria on July  31st, August 1 and 2. Special lates  are being made by the Transportation  Company, of which ,1 till particulars  can be obtained from tlie secretary.  It is interesting to note that a.B. C.  man, Col. Sergt. J. Moscrop of Vancouver, B. C, took fifth place-in the  Prince of Wales competition at Bisley  with a score'of 03, the highest "score  mado wiis 03, ' ������������������     a -  Card, of Thanks.  -Through Tnii Herald we beg to  tender* our heartfelt thanks to all our  friends and neighbor's here as well as'  at Ballard, Wash., for their kind  a .sistiin'ce" "and expressions of'^deep  sympathy tendered lo'.ns on account  of.the death, under such sad circumstances of onr beloved son Bobby.   ,- -  ',   v   Arthur and Edna Johnson. '  .The Retrieve.  Joe. Dunn, returned this week from  Carnes-Creek where he was doing  assessment work 01: the Retrieve and  Receive claim's, situated near' the  famous Rosebery. These properties  are owned hy Revelstoke people and  are showing up wonderfully rich this  year. At the end of the H) foot tunnel  in which Mv. Dunn was working he  struck a four foot vein of high grade  shipping ore, and still in the ore when  he ceased* working. The full length of  the 40 feet is along the ledge and shows  ore all the way. This property should  prove a very valuable holding.  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  Another Important Strike. .  ^On-Mondaylastrforeman-Bariboo-of  the Silver Cup mine had a look on his  physiognomy that betokened pleasure  and satisfaction. It was soon learned  that another important strike had  been made in thc mine. Some time  since six feet of solid galena was  encountered in Xo. 12 drift, particulars of which were reported by the  Eagle. This body of ore being found  in an unexpected place made the mine  worth fully ' half as much again,  for this added a great many more  tons ol ore to the amount in S'ight. 'It  insures a body of oro *1 to Oft. wide and  101 feet in depth for stoping. The  new find is in No. 11 drift and -*s of  more value to the mine than the  previous strike, for while it is but  three feet in width it i.s solid grey  copper nf a quality equal to anything  previously iound in the mine.  No. T> drift is also looking good and  No. 4 is better than ever. In No. 4  the body of ore is narrow, but is solid  grey copper- and is so rich that it is not  sent down the chute, but is sacked in  thc stope, thus preventing any loss,  It takes but a very small piece of this  ore to weigh a pound and every pound  is worth a dollar in gold, so it pays to  be careful of such rich mineral,  Supt. Ci illy was up to the mine  Tuesday and when the Eagle representative met him, Wednesday h������  seemed very pleased at the way the  development ia the Cup is turning out.  AU our work on the Cup. said Mr.  Ciilly, since the Pool-Young syndicate  took over the mine has proven  s*������tisf.ictorty even beyond our most  sangiiine|hopes. The syndicate thought  they had a good properly,, but they  had not hoped that it contained, the  volume of ore that is being continually  encountered. - Eagle.  The News of the World in Brief  As Received Over the Wire9  From   Every  Corner, of the  Globe.  A fire in Annapolis, Ind., destroyed  SoOOOO worth of property this morning.  Illinois miners have given $30,000' to  a fund for the benefit of Anthracite  miners. ���������,  A system of wireless telegraphy Ie to  be operated between Chicago and  Glace Bay, "Nova Scotia. ������������������  The Leander Rowing Club won the  Challenge'Cup from the Berlin Club  today at Cork, Ireland. ' - t'  The Empress, of .China arrived at  Yokohama at 3 a.m. today in her race  against time.       ' ;  Latest figures report 100 deaths from    -  the disaster which befell the steamer  Primus in the River Elbe on Monday.  A London cable says that absolutely  nothing "of - a7 definite nature ha*  resulted from the Imperial conference.  The,Toronto City Council has voted  $23,000 towards fund for the relatives  of firemen killed at recent fire.   N    -'  The'river   Illinois, at -Bearlstowo,    .  III., is rising.and  much  damage-' h"a������"  already  beeu   done   to   crops -in".the  .vicinity: - ��������� -    '^<"'' '-"-"'  .*-,'  -r 'D \ '.     -^   !t  The Earl_ of Dunraven  and Mount  E.irl is freely mentioned at the Cabinet  Council    for ���������  the    Vice-Royalty   of '  Ireland.   .   '-      .--';'- 's'*j������y* *-"- -\  ' i .       .    *i '*������*.-    "  - .'*.S:  ^AJIor.g.Kong despatch-says .that a -  native steamer was   capsized -iot th*  West River and 200 passengers hava  been drowne'd." *   '      -    *-j'*- ;7 A*- -< "i  King   -Edward's -heaitli'.^is    still  nnproying.      Emperor^'William will  -  visit him on August  2ndl- -liis .visit  will be a private o"ue.    ���������������,-_. A-] ..,,      ;        *���������  The steamer Windward sailed from  Sydney. N. S., this "morning''for'" the ���������  frozen north in'search of. tlie. missing  explorer, Peary.   ... ; ,,      ',.  V;'.,���������,,'���������,  - General Buller demands! that, he,ba  "  allowed to   state' his views "regarding  Ladysmith's   capability' to  hold'' out  against the Boers... ~\  ,  i    4_ ,,?/'_ "  The city of * Camden,' S.' C.V -wai  visitedj>y fire last night! A*t.'midnight  the logs was $100,000,, andTrelief., had  not then arrived. ; ' - /.    ,    ."  The  troopship   Winnifredian  with  *J?AJPA"a^ian-^������nHngent_^!nSQ"iithi=  Alrica   on   board,"f arri fed|at Halifax "  yesteiday.   Most of, the men' left for  the west in the evening.., . 1 -*,>*';  Hon. Jos. Chamberlain announced  in the House of Commons' today; that  all persons not of African birth "who  had fought-against Great Britain in  the late Boer war would be. debarred  from returning to South Africa.'-- " "  A gasoline stove in the home "of W.-  Al. Feethers," Pinto, Ind.,"; exploded '  and set flre to the house. Two of hia  children were burned to death and the*  baby was also badly' burned. The  mother had a very narrow escape.  Three American school teacher*  were murdered at Cebu, in the Philippine Islands, on June' 10th,' by  natives. The leader of the murderers  was killed and eight others were  captured bv the constabulary.  Dr. E. M. Horsey. M. P.; principal  stockholder and promoter of tho  Portland Cement Co. at Owen Sound,  Ont., was killed at the, works of the  company today by. the breaking of  a fly wheel, a piece of which struck  him.  Cholera is spreading at Mukden,  Manchuria. It is reported that 767  cases between July 3rd and 4th have-  been encountered with that dreadful  disease and 81 Russians and 388"  Chinese have died trom its fatal  effects.  Tracy, the outlaw, appeared a*  Miller's logging camp, near Kansas,  Wisconsin, yesterday and partook of  a hearty dinner. ' He is not wounded,  but looks fresh and rested. Ha still  has in his possession a rifle and two  revolvers and plenty of ammunition.  /I  if  01 ���������*:,  Slaking' Poultry Pay.  My Father workoth hitherto, and I  work.���������St. John, v., 17.  I was looking over some plans with  an architect the other day. He was  so eccentric in some of his ideas that  many peoplo thought him mildly insane,  but I discovered tbat he was simply religious.  *'l am ju*>t as truly bound to be honest  " tn building a hou-e," lie said, "as you  ere to be sincere in your prayers. If I  can show when the time of reckoning  comes that I have put my soul into my  work I have no doubt about the welfare  of that soul. T must look to my foundation to sec that it has sii-laining power, to my roof that it will not leak,to the  arrangement of roouii and closets, to  make everything convenient and com-,  fortable rather than inconvenient and  irritating, and 1 must do all thi3 in the  name of humanity and God."  He struck the bedrock truth of the  religious life. If I could extend the principle which governed my architect to  every department of activity and industry I Bhould convert the world to the  theory of the New Testament, change  its complexion and make it a far bettor  place to live inj than it is now.  Every  man  a  consecrated  workman.  1&11 honest work  God's work, as truly  ���������o as  the  work  of  the priest  at    the  altar.   The bricklayer, the merchant, the  preacher, tho woman of society, equally  servants of the   Most   High.   The winning of a livelihood by some kind    of  toil���������whether on  the farm or in    the  warehouse  or in the  pulpit  makes  no  difference���������not simply  a necessity, but a  divine necessity in accordance  with the  plan of the universe, and this toil to be  engaged in with skillful hands  and    a  .loyal heart, not as   drudgery    but    as  duty,.not by decree of a harsh fate but  by the will of a wise and    overruling  Providence.   The millennium would come  before our prayer for it had been finished, our mental* attitude would be more  cheery, and a gladness would prevail as  the spring sunshine does, joy-compelling  and fruit-bearing.  Although our life here is temporary  and "we may reasonably look forward to  something  better,  still  this  life  is    a  glorious opportunity.  The real difference  among men is not that some  are rich  and others poor, for  that    is a  mere  incident, a detail, but that some accept  their  task with  faith and others think  ���������themselves unju=tly used.   The poor man  "Who endures his poverty with a heart  that makes the best of what he has can  find more happiness iu liis uieagTe cir.  cumstance than" the greedy soul discovers  in h'13 wider field it he feeds his appetite  for more.   If I could make all men plan  ,_ to-be Happy where they are instead of  wearing their fretful hearts out because  they  are  not  where   they     think  God  ought to have put tliein, I should make  the very wilderness blossom with roses  and raise a floodtide of joy that would  ���������weep round the earth bearing blessings  to every home.   It is not so much what  you have aa what you are that brings"  happiness.   You might have all and still  be miserable, and you might have little  and still have heaven.  - -. Tn'd'fl .that what vou do is .drudgery  makes it drudgery.   It is not the work1  you   are doing,  but  your  attitude   toward It, that U important.   If you are  a king, you will dignify a trivial thing  by doing it in a'kingly way, and    the  glitter of  tbe crown  will  be  reflected  thereon.    A true Christian,  finding his  way to glory through the sad and hard  as well as the joyous experiences oi life,  always  under  thc  conviction  that  God  a and the angeU will come with assistance  at hU'call, presents  au  ideal  oi work  well done, of sorrows bravely borne and  of a heart at  peace, because duty  and  pleasure are two word;  for the    same  thing.  You will hive trouble���������make good  c������e of it. Y-iii will have happiness-  enjoy It thoroughly. You will hav������  Borrow���������let the M.uicr share it with  you. Work, if God is in it, is made easy  and cheerful. Even death, if there is a  home beyond to look forward to, lose."  its sharpest pang. Mix heaven and  earth, tears and faith, life's! tacks and  life's hopes, and the days shall sing  ��������� themselves away until the great dawn  comes when you will have your reward  and your rest.  A Story of Brat Hart.  Chinese Doctors.  Poultry-keeping will pay the man who  has poultry at heart, just tho same as  farming pays the man wbo has fanning at heart, only a much larger profit  for tbe money invested.  Farming never paid the man who had  a desire to drive a huckster waggon foi  the village merchant, or for the man who  had sonic other pursuit at heart moro  than farming. The man who expects to  make poultry-keeping pay must have a  desire for that particular work. Of  course he can be engaged in some other  pursuits and make a success at poultry-  keeping, but he must have a lovo for  the business or he can never claim a  grand success. There are thousands of  men who are making fortunes nt.Tnising  poultry.who arc largely engaged ia banking, railroading or some other profession as well, but they have a fancy for  fowls or they would never have admitted them in their lines.  ln former years I was engaged as a  representative of a well-known commercial establishment, which required me  to travel largely over tho rural districts  of 'our country, ami where I noticed a  farmer who kept all buildings in a high  state of preservation, with well-painted  doors on hinges, well shingled, all fences  up to standard, all corners free 'from  obnoxious weeds, no harvesting machines  or waggons standing under shade trees,  no farming implements of any kind  standing or strewn where they were  last used, I decided that sort of man  would make poultry-keeping pay, and  pay handsomely.  Speaking from a life spent on a farm,  I will say one cannot possibly keep up  all ends on a farm. But one can keep  it neat and attractive and in a profitable condition. And this question Is  forced on the poultry-keeper. He can:  not keep up all ends, but he can keep  them clean, neat and attractive, and  this is the secret of poultry-raising. If  houses and yards are not kept clean find  free from vermin great losses are sure  to follow. A few years ago a neighbor  requested me to send and get him a setting of White Wyandotte eggs. Knowing the disposition oi the man���������although  he was a good-natured fellow, as all lovers of poultry generally are���������I knew it  would be money sunk for him, hut I complied with his request, and ordered a setting from a well-known White Wyandotte breeder, a breeder I knew would  send out nothing but choice eggs for  hatching. ��������� The eggs came in fine condition, we're put under the natural hen,  and out of thirteen eggs seven chicks  were hatched. A splendid hatch it wast  A great many would suppose this a poor  hatch, but if we can get seven chicks  out of every thirteen eggs throughout  the season we will have no "kick" coming. In about two weeks I called on my  neighbor, and not a single chick did ha  have. All thc blame was laid on the  breeder, as usual. But I insisted on  helping the breeder out and to look foi  the cause nearer home. On catching tha  mother ben and turning down a few  fluff feathers I discovered a very good  crop of lice. Lice and chicks cannot be  raised togethere by any mans. This was  not a surprise to me, but it seemed to  ���������be new to my neighbor.. However, it  lightened tbe load on the breeder, and  if a number of poultry-raisers would  look well to the cleaning of poultry  houses, ridding thc place of lice and disease, there would be more satisfied customers and less abused breeders.  1 do not believe there is any royal  road to wealth in the poultry business.  Yet I am certain there is an independent  living in it if properly managed. 1'  know a breeder in Indiana who received  $500 for a pen of Plymouth Kocki. Of  course they had a great show record  behind them, but they never could hava  .been brought to this high state of perfection had they not been bred judiciously and by practical methods. But  as we farmers are not breeding a spe*  cialtv of show fowls, but utility fowls,  yet keeping up to the standard requirements, we do not expect to get such  fancy prices; but the aim of every up-  to-date farmer should be to obtain  strictly standard bred fowls, fowls that  _aj____jositiv:ely from laying strain ancestors, as the'egg'pro'du'etion-is-the-far-'i  mer's profit.   A good egg yield can never  The tendon Daily Chronicle tells the  following story about Bret Harte. It  seems that during his early years he uad  an engagement to attend the opening of  a new saloon in Market stieet, San  Francisco. The interest did not begin  till after 11 p.m., and Mr.-Harte was  late in getting back to The Chronicle.  Thc niglit editor had gone, leaving word  that Mr. Harte was to hand in liis  half-column to the foreman printer without editorial revision. Mr. Harto had  taken particular pains with his copy,  which was really funny. Beginning iu  grandiloquent terms ho described the  new premises accurately enough. Then  he camo on to the good cheer, then to  moro good cheer, his praise of the refreshments piling up stage by stage, till  it wound up in incoheveiicy. It was an  exact portrayal of the stages of a man's  mind passing from exhilaration to intoxication. Looking for his article next  day Mr, Harto found liiilf-a-colutnn of  descriptive matter as dull as ditch-  water. Ho inquired. "Well. Mr. Harte,"  6aid the foreman, "I killed it. You  must have had a terrible skinful last  night. It's lucky the old man wasn't  about when you got back, for if there's  anything he's down on it's drink." Poor  Bret Harte, who expected San Francisco  to laugh over his little article, went sad-  ly away���������tne more sadly as at that  time of his life he was a teetotaler!  Mli" Cnrullne Corllln.  Here i*> the *-t<->ry how Mrs. Carolina  Corbin became the a.'ti-woman suffragist  leader in Chic.igo, s.iys an unkind Chicago newspaper. .Vr=. Corbin went to  school with Jl:=s ."tu-Tii B. Anthony, and  not until years Liter the two women met  In Washington.  "What have yon been doing all this  vrbilel" asked Miss Anthony.  "Bringing up four boys," was the an*'  awer.  "Boys!" exclaimed the outspoken Susan. "'-What un r the sun i3 a woman  like you doing wilh four boy**!"  "I "don't k"ow. Would you expect me  to -strangle them?"  "Bosh!" was the reply; "you should  oever have had them.   They will grow up  .to he men���������nothinc. but men!"   It wai  then that Mrs. Corbin became an opponent of woman suffrage.  be obtained from fowls roosting in tree-  tops and on fences. But there has been  a vast improvement in this respect in  tbe last ten years, as farmers arc fast  learning that'poultry comfortably housed during tne .winter season, and properly fed, will return a larger income  than most any other stock fed and cared for on the farm; but the farmer  thnt manages his poultry on the "Peter  Tumble-down" plan will find poultry-  keeping a total loss.  A few daya ago 1 heard a man ot  this class running the poultry business  down at a terrible rate. His argument  was: Chickens eat their beads off three  or four times each year, aa his chickens  had eaten with the fattening hogs all  the fall and winter, and had not laid a  single egg. He had been trying to get  his- wife to sell them, and not leave ona  on the farm. I was forced to say that a  man who has no more sense than to expect eggs under ineli management  should be sent to the insane asylum, as  any sane person knows hens would get  too fat to lay under such treatment. 1  believe in the corn ration, but it should j  be alternately fed with other grains,  vegetables and animal foods. T hava  been a breeder of poultry for the last  fifteen vears, and 1 have never seen tlio  time that our hens were not paying ������  handsome profit. 1 would rather havs  one hundred well-bred hens on a. small  piece of land and out of di>bt than to  have two hundred acres and be financially embarrassed, as some farmers are.  I would enjoy life better, have moro  monev that I could call my own, nnd  be free from the clutch of money sharks.  To those who wish to enter into ths  poultry business for either profit or  pleasure, let mc ?ay let the old mongrels  of our forefathcrs'softly down into oblivion and bury them, as I know from  long years of practical experience that  pure bred poultry pays a much larger  profit than scrubs. They lay more eggs  and mature quicker and it costs no more  to feed blooded sto'k than it does to  feed scrubs.���������J. C. Clipp, Saltello, Ind,  in N. Y. Tribune-Farmer.-  Blue   JncketM   Popular.  No wonder our bluejackets arc popular, says a notice of a book recently  published by Mr. Basil Thomson, relating incidents of travel in the Pacific Islands. Mr. Thomson declares that if ho  were set the task of winning the confidence of suspicious and.hostile natives  he would ask for an escort of the' first  naval petty officers that came to hand,  and consider the work done. Here is a  charming story of how they won confidence :���������"Returning from a walk late  In the afternoon, we heard sounds of  merry-making in the village square, and  found the whole population sitting convulsed with laughter at an entertainment provided by their visitors. It appeared that the shore party, returning  to their boat, had discovered a band of  urchins playing catch with oranges, and  seized upon the opportunity for teaching  the new British subjects the British national game. With sticks ' for wickets  and cocoanut buttB'for bats, they soon  had the game going, and when we came  up a boy of eight- was bowling to a  bearded engine-room artificer, who was  going through "the antics of clown-  cricket, to thc huge delight of the onlookers.' The little boys.positively wept  when the boat came to carry away their  new-found friends."  The King,of the Tongans once told  Mr. Thomson that it was because ��������� the  English joke with the Tongans that they  were such good friends, and he told him  this lovely story in illustration. A  French flagship arrived'in one of the island's ports at the moment when H.M.S.  Tauranga was there, and the natives  'wondered which of the two ships would  be thc first to acknowledge itself to be  the inferior of-.the other. The English  captain went first to the French ship,  and so tbe natives said, "See, the Englishman admits his inferiority." But  they did not speak thus on the next day.  Eighty French soldiers landed, and also one English marine, who used to  carry the letters to the postoffice. The  French soldiers marched proudly in lines  of four, and the natives thought the English marine would be abashed when he  met them. What was their surprise to  see the marine actually waiting for the  French soldiers, and when they came up  to him "he put himself at their he.id and  marched so bravely in his red coat that  the Tongans cried out, 'Lo. a King ia  approaching us with his bodyguard 1'  "The face of the French oificer was  not good to look upon, for when he called upon bis men to 'stamp the ground  and let the marine go on, he also stamped the ground, and when they pressed  _for_war_d_jtp__.na^bim he quickened his  steps and kept wfElTYnern-a3~H"h"e-W33-  indeed their leader.   Nor was it better  Chinese medical men are not compelled to pursue any particular oourse ol  study and are not able to obtain any  university degree, says a doctor writing  in Tho Chicago Daily News. Consequently doctors have no great special  standing. .Medicine may be practised  by anyone. It is only necessary to  hang out one's name as "Dr. Wang" oi  "Dr. Li" to become a physician. Thia  seems easy enough, but doctors are liable to heavy penalties in tho event ol  thc death of a patient.  Chincso materia niedica is extensive  and nonsensical in the extreme. The  native doctors have acquired an empirical knowledge of the action of certain remedies, notably of several purgatives and anodvne-s. but with no certain methods or diagnosis their use ot  these remedies is often fallacious.  A Chincso doctor tecls tho pulso in  both wrists. He places three fingers  of his right hand over tho radial artery  of first ono arm and then the other!  ln the first arm he says he can tell  by his first finger the condition of tho  spleen, which is very important. Tha  second finger tells him the condition  of the lungs and the third the state of  the liver. On the other arm he detects  in like manner the diseases of the heart,  kidneys and stomach. He leaves the  brain, the arteries, venous and nervous  systems entirely out of consideration,  as bis books do not tell him anything  about such systems. The pulse nnd the  pulse alone, to his mind, is an indication of the locality of the disease. It  is not at all -uncommon for women  patients to thrust an arm from the  curtained bed that the physician may  feel the pulse and make his diagnosis on  that basis alone. If thc patient recovers the doctor is credited with the  cure; if the patient dies he is accused  of murder. Remedies must produce  in-mediate favorable results or the doctor is dismissed and a new one employed. I have known of eleven doctors  being sent for in one day. The patient  in this case pulled through after taking eleven doses, the last doctor of  course getting the ��������� credit of tho  cure.  Several years ago I was called to see  tho little six-months-old grandson of the  Governor of Pekin. The child was in  convulsions from having eaten a quan-'  tity of indigestible material when It  had only iwo or three teeth. Each one  of a number of Chinese doctors had  poured down ithe infant's throat, without effect, some docoction of nastiness,  the last dose of which was powdered  scorpions' 'tails. By means of chloroform, a hot bath, ice-to the head and  other remedies I managed to bring the  infant around, much' to tie joy of his  grandfather. If the child had died I  would" have bees blamed with' killing  him, especially as I had dared to use  ice, a remedy that the Chinese doctor  as the cause of many fatal illnesses.  The native physicians are great be-  not only does not use .but condemns  lievers in the efficacy- of* counter-irritation, which they us������ in- the form of  antimonial and arsenical plasters, often  ���������creating intractable ulcers, generally  both painful and us-tlcss. ��������� Their' fees  are exceedingly small', the. usual rate  in Pekin being about 30' Mexican cents  (15 cents), but they frequently make  up for this by providing the medicine-,  for which they charge ia proportion ��������� to,  the wealth and credulity of the patient.  One patient of mine paid hia native  dector 30 cents for his- visit and $150  for the velvety fur from, a young deer's  horns, which was prescribed' as * medicine.  If the patient recovers* he often ba������  a memorial tablet of heavy wood earv-  ed in characters setting forth tbe disease from which he suffered and of which  he was marvellously cured, by Dr. Wong  or any other doctor. This tablet ��������������� hung  oa tire wall outside* the doctor's residence, and is a lasting testimonial and  useful advertisement to Hia* ability, or,  mere often, good luck. Some doctors  have a dozen or more oi these large  wooden testimonials hung on their  walls. A doctor's h mse which I often  pass-has boards* ritding,.. thus:���������"Hia  hand touched-the life returned." Another : "In, diphtheria the only savior.".  Another ; His art is great." StVB an-  other ; _."E_ue to hun I'live again."' One  dav in passing "tbis-placeriaia.-cartrwith-  *-~.t____    *_; j   T :-^-j   i���������   J.u_   ......  Humor of the Hour.  A short time ago a well-known writer  of London, remembering that he had  never read the non-ciiiioiiiciil books,  went out in search of a copy, mid in  one bookshop after another drew blank.  At last he went to his own par'.ieulnr  newspaper shop, which also dealt in  Bibles and light literature. "Have you  the Apocrypha?" he asked. For a moment the young woman behind the  counter was puzzled. Then, brightening,  she said, "Is it a weekly or a monthly t"  The Army Department telegraphed to  an officer in San Francisco who hud been  ordered to the Philippines : "You can  go to New York and sail on transport  that goes by Suez, if you choose."  The answer was sent buck, ''Would  prefer to cross the Pacific direct."  Then the department wired him :  "Transport will make good time. Has  6ixty women school touchers aboard."  The young Lieutenant nii3>vcred,"Sava  me a berth on transport."���������Chicago*  Chronicle.  Ten little butcher shops doing business  line.  Trust gobbled one right up, then thero  were nine.  (Same    description    applicable   in   the  next eight couplets.)  One little butcher shop left thc tale to  tell,   '  But veg-e-tables are the only things ho  - has to sell !  ���������Cincinnati Commercial.  "What is your opinion of^ rag-tim*  music i"  "Well," * answered Mr. Cumrox, confl.  dentially, "I like it. But I'm too refined  to own up to the fact."���������Washington  Star.  -������������������������  Mark Twain is said by those who  know him in his home life to be many  things of excellence beside* a humorist;  among them, a model host, a loyal.husband, a gallant framer of fine compliments. A friend who spent the' evening  in that family circle not long, since tells  this incident as apropos :���������  When, after dinner, codes- had' been  served for three before an open fire, tho  conversation turned upon the- subject of  the author's critics. When Mrs. Clem-  enB bad* grown vehement in her denunciation of those who had called Her husband "selfish," he interrupted":  "But I am selfish, my deav. I -will'  prove it to you and our visitor here.  Mary"���������calling to the servant���������"closo  that door, please."  "Yes," said -Mre. Clemens, drawing up  her chair a little closer to the*, fire, "let  us keep out. all the cold."  ' "Now, there you are," he addbd; "I  was not afraid the cold woulel' get hi,  but that some of our coziness would get  out."���������New York Times.  "Ping���������DidS your. rich uncle b?ave you  anything when he shuffled off }  Pong���������More than I expected*.  Ping���������What did he leave you-?-  Pong���������The earth.���������Chicago ��������� News.  ��������� Mrs. Richmond7���������What lovely* antique  furniture.  Mrs. Bronxborough���������Y"es, and,.do you  know, we got it almost as cheap .as if it  had been nevn.���������Jud-je.  A SERIOUS MATTER.  Xlio   Gruilunl  Kxliiiiihticm  Cuiiblilerud.  of   Our   Solt  No country was ever blessed by Nature with a more productive soil. She  mado thebest possible uso of the long  a_.es prior to the settlement of this  country by white men, in forcing tho  most luxuriant growth of vegetation,  and by its decay and lhat of the annual  crop o������ foliage, had filled the soil with  an amount OH fertility that seemed ex-  Uaustless. So thought our fathers, and  so think now many of thc occupiers ol  the great fertile West. But a continual  taking out and putting nothing back  would exhaust even the ocean. It has  exhausted tho millions of acres of tha  older Ea3t, and it will exhaust tho  most fertilo of tho West. A study of  the census must convlrce any searcher  that the production of all our crops  Is year by year growing loss and lees,  lt cannot bo attributed to a change of  seasons for a series of years, but can  be only to one cause���������the gradual exhaustion of plant food by our unthinking and unwise course.  Tlile subject of husbanding tho resources of our acres, and of returning  to our starving fields those elements  of plant grownth quite or nearly exhausted, is yearly forcing Itself moro  prominently upon the attention ot tho  farmers of at least the eastern half ot  our country, and the line ie very rap-  Idly extending westward. Millions of  acres that once produced magnificent  crops o'i the various grains, even west  of the great lakes, are now lying vacant, or barely paying for the most  shiftless cultivation. This question  cannot be seriously considered too ooon  even by the farmers on the now rich  and productive prairies west of tho  great rivers. Every train that passes  eastward is loaded with a portion ot  Choir fertility, much of it In thc crudci  and barely remunerative state of bran,  oil meal and the coarser' grains aud,  to the shame of the farmers, even in  the bones of theii animals, while tho  returning trains carry back nothing:  In the nature of plant food.  . Though, Western, farmers may think  they have no need of such knowledge,  they should not faiL to thoroughly post  themselves, and those farmers who do  so aad who' take advantage o������ this  knowledge, will by and by be looked  upon as the "lucky anes" who haive the  richest farms ln the vicinity 'im which  they Eva.  A would-be-golfer,recently sent an ctf-  der to his bookseller for all the works  on the royal, and ancient game which lie  could find. Ito'the course of a few days  the consignment arrived, and among  them was one* called "Stockton,on Tees."'  It reminds one of the story oi the spotting journalist' which we had occasion to  quote some time ago. In a* parcel of  books sent him for review he discovered  one on'"Maaao Polo."���������Londton Globe.  ���������  when they passed the guard-room and  saw even* the Tongan sentry dissolved  in laughter, for the marine behaved as  If he was too exalted to know his  friends, save for a secret sign tbat be  made to them with one eyelid. So they  went on together to tbe boat. The rumor of' tbis thing was carried throughout Tonga, and the people thought more  of this marine than of the French Admiral and all his men."  Dipping    I.ftmlm.  -  Lambs usually need dipping when lhey  arc two or three months old, for the  purpose of destroying ticks. Even the  strong and vigorous ones have a. few  ticks about thehead nnd nock, which retard thc growth of the animal. For a  small flock a common sized washtub  or caldron will be large enough for thc  bath. In this pour a -solution of *������rr,.p-  ed tobacco juice and powdered sulphur.  Add suflicient cold water to bring the  bath to a proper temperature. One  part strong 1 b-.ieco jniro and two  parts water, with a reasonable   amount  a Chinese friend I pointed to the numerous boards, and said, "Tbat must be  one of your great doctors,, judging by  tbe number of grateful patients Sie has  cured." ^He l" rejoined' my companion  with scorn. "He had every one oi those,  boards made himself. The people he is  supposed to have cured never existed."  Some doctors have recipes that wero  handed dewn to them by their ancestors,  nnd keej them in their family, telling  only one member in each generation  how the no3truir. is prepared. Some ol  these formulas li ive great local reputations, but thi-y ar n**v<-r widely known.  Since the introduction of vaccination by  medical missionari*** th* former terribla  ravages of smallpox have been very  much abated ; but when they cannot  get vaccine matter they will vaccinat*  with condensed milk, believing that the  milk of thc cow ought to be us good ������.������  the scrum, especially ������s its inoculation  often produces a ho*r*������, due doubtless to  germs of a puss-producing character introduced through ti.e abraded surface.  Tuberculosis and blood diseases are often spread by means of careless, un-  cleanlv  vaccina tb   ;  but notwith3tand*  "Is tliere really any danger ' ' Z]  In a kis3 ?" he softly sighed.  Little planning any plot.  "Wait���������I'll to the stairs and li-iten.  And find out," she quick replied,  "Whether papa sleeps or not."  ." * * ���������Smart 6ct  bi sulphur, make a good bath, though Ing all thc unclear * *-ss and the unscicn-  one need not follow any rigid rules as to , title methods smaii-r'X has decreased en*  thc proportions. Many use some sheep . ormouely within thp last thirty ye'**���������>  dip already prepared. To aid in saving '��������� ind vaccination is thoroughly believed  the dip, provide a board two feet wide j  and six tee.t long, with narrow cleats  nailed on each ."ide Lot one end of  this project over the tub while the  other end should re.it on some object  a  few inchi>s higher.  In dippi* ; lambs be careful to thoroughly Vat urate every part of tlie body  except thc face (the head and neck need  special attention).' Then lift it out  onto the drainage board and squeeze the  wool till most of thc dip Tims hack into  the tub. The tobacco soon killsticks  or drives them off, while the odor of  thc sulphur adheres to thc wool fer a  long time. Ticks don't like it, and  will stay away as long as it remains.  Thc dipping h'.onld be done in pleasant  weather, otherwise thc lambs arc liable to chill. Wo (lip about June. 1,  when some of tins lamb3 weigh Mity  pounds or more. It takes a trifle over a  quart of dip for e.ieh lamb. A quart and  a half would be none too much, were  it convenient to furnish that much, but  hy close economy can get along with  less.���������H.  White, in  Ohio Farmer.  in everywhere.  Western medicine and western methods of treatment of disease are steadily  increasing in p*-,p*ilar'ty. They have  been introduced by n-crtical missionaries  In all thc larger <iit>s through free dispensaries and hr,,pifils. The natives in  this way hnve squired some faith in  foreign drug*. Many of the purely native drug store*, ire now selling certain  samples that fm* mawM can mo without danger, sui.li as p.r>nr.n, Epsom salts  and vaseline, in Shanghai, Hong Kong,  Tientsin nnd Pekin pre native drug  stores where only wcUcrn remedies are  sold, and where a ir/ir** or li *n full stock  la carried. The late Li Hung Chang was  one of th" first converts to a bHief in  the superiority of western medicine.  Youngwcd  (on  bridal  tour)���������I would  like rooms for myself and wife.  Hotel clerk���������Suite, I suppose 1  Yoiingwtvl ��������� That's what.    She's tho  eweete-st  thing  that   ever   happened.���������  Chicago News,  - ������������������*       *  The Rev.. 2)r. Sw.'low,  who  has'recently been very muci. ln tl!* eye of tho  world because of his trial before his fellow-Methodists on charges growing, out  of accusations* against the late President  McKinley;   tells  a  story  about Georgo  Alfred Townsend, who widtes over the  nom de plume.of "Gath."'  _J^_hat__ds������3i!t)iat  namm mean y'Dn.  Swallow was askecTby a ybung~la'dy~of"  his parish.  "Why, the letters are the author's initials." answered the elbrgymaa; "G..  A. Townsend."'  "But wiat does the- H stand for ?"  the other persisted.  "That's- where he is* going. to when  he dies," came from the doctor.  The questioner was. visibly impressed.  "Is he such,,a very  bad nan?'" she  asked, almost in a w&ispcr.  "Certainly not," replied Do. SwalloWi  "The H stands for Ikeaven."���������Now York  Times.  ���������*������������������*���������+���������  "Well, aunty, what are jour thochfc*  aboot marryin' !"'naked a young Scotob  lady tho other duv of her aunt, a decent  [ body who had reached tlie* shady side ol  life without having committed matrimony. " 'Deed, lassie," frankly replied  tho old lady, "I've bad but three tbaochts  abaot it a' my days, ant the last, is like  ta be the lajigest. First, tbea, when  1 was young like jtoursel', 5 thocht  'Wha'll 1 tak' ?' Then, as time began  to wear by, I thocii, 'Wha'll I get l*  An' after I got my leg broken wi' that  whuiripl oot o' fcaunders AS'Drunthie'S  cart, mv thochts syne have bin, 'Wha'll  tak' mc?"���������LondorfKing.   i  Theatrical manager���������Well, that's tho  best I can do for you. You've been idle  all season so far. Now, will you Tcimiin  idle all Uie rest of the season, or tako  this small part?  Lowe Comedy���������I'll take it. In this  case a small role is better than a whole  loaf.���������Philadelphia Press.  llettewlng Wornovt  l*iinture .Laaiil.  One of the greenest pastures that I  have ssen is a farm once well, tilled.  Acting upon this idea, were I* in. Mr.  Andrew's place, I would raise a hay .  crop next year on fiat 50-acre pasture  land. " It needs topdressing in. either  case, ami it would b& prudent to. make!  the produce pay tor the culture:.   Give-,  your cattle the rum-of your, mowing;,  fields' for a year or two, and plow anA  heavily fertilize the.- -wornout land." A&  lt appears rich, a part of it. might bo  utilized* for'* tuber --jit.* berry -g-cowing���������  and no,more difficulty in.* the way ot  weeds would be' met than when turning;  up green., sward for amch purposes. Following tliis treatment a. marked "improvement will be reallzed;by the cows.,  which* should never: be turned into il.  ���������hecp pasture.   Sheep may be* allowed:  the rum of the pastnre only after tho-'  sows haw-been removed for. better feed  late' in. tbe "tall.    Fence- them off. by  themseltees. '  ' If. the* farmer lives near canning factories, fish heads av lobster shells aca  obtainable* and oaa. be advantageously  Bpread on, grass l*tnd;or. tunned urniiar  with..the plowshare.   No.cheo.pcr grass "  grower can be utilized by'the s'easoaat  farmer than ��������� rock weed-^aaweed,  S.e  may call) it.   If h������s own land-does mat'.'  border: on tihe share he can. buy fL-arn .  his neighbor the*, privilege of pulling tt  ������f3.te~������ cents a Uaad.. The*return's will  more* Uian pay the year following, its  Bpreadilng,   for   nulling,   hauling   and"  cash outlay.   If any part a������ the. ground,  be overgrown, with bushae, the young  men ot the neighborhood will hail with,  glee the inauguration of an obi-time*  "beeT'to clear up the land. Pull b-ashes,,  stumps, every thing, andl burnioxsr. betore; plowing and sowing, to.grass,seed*.  The ashes enrich, without  adding toi  the. expense.   The burni land'niay.* even  ���������be_sprihkled_thick_ly .with seed without.  plowing.    Semetinies when  no. other"  fertilizer can be. affornled on grass land  a simple burning an*.seeding is;'proli-  taile.���������American Agriculturist. >.  Portable JSurard* Fence.  Despite the largat- introduction of v.t-  rious kinds of 'wire fence, the boar;}  fence stiti' remains its Inherent advantages pecullar-to Itself. The principal'  objection to a ionrd fence nailed to  stationary posts is the trouble and, expense -at construction aad the lack of  portability. ISr. Jacob Wolf, at New-  mansville, Pa., has recently patented a  very simple farm of board fence*, that is  ln tbe fullest sense portable, aad when  set ap is entirely substantial. It car?  be made with, ease and economy.  The fence panels are made simply  with certical cleats, nailed or- bolted,  and are simply set end to end and a  key ie slipped through tho upper space  to engage across the interval and unite  the panels. A similar piece / Is put  ���������througrh the lower space. Holes aro  made at close' Intervals in the 'key  pieces to receive transverse pegs that  hold the panels ln longitudinal direct-.  Ion. A section ot wire Is centrally bento  around tbe upper' key piece and to its  extreralties are connected stakes that  aro driven into the ground on either  6ide, making a strong brace. A stako  Is also driven in at the panel base.  These panels can be made in shelter  and any kind of lumber may be used.���������  The World's Progress.  ynrmer���������So you've had some experience, have you?   .  New man���������Yes, sir.  >'nriner���������Well, v 'int side of a cow do.  you sit on ter mil'.:?  New man���������Thc outside.  A school-teacher put tho following  problem in arithmetic to his class :���������  "If one horse can run a mile in one  minute fifty-five seconds and another  a mile in t\vo minutes, how far would tho  Hrst horse be ahead of the other at tha  end of a race of two miles?"  A scholar returned the question with  the attached :���������  "1 .se. sir, mother says I must never  have anything to do with horseracing."  A Ton Acre Celery Plant lied.  Perhaps the largest celery plant bed  ln ithe United States, if not in the*  world. Is that of Messrs. D. E. Smcltzer  & Co., of Sonta Ana, Cal. The beds  are under the personal supervision ct  Mr. Abner Wilson, of the firm, of Wilson Bros.,* celery growers, of Tecumseh,  Mich. Tbey are laid out ln sectional  eight feet wide, with ditches between  them for irrigating, as it does not rain  there at this time of the year. The  bedB bave to be kept quite wet, while  the plants are small, as the hot sun  and alkali in the soil would otherwise  kill the young plants. Forty pounds of  eeed were sowed. The firm expects tbis  season to plant alx million plants.   .*  St. Pierre.           Bhakcn Martinique, with her extinguished capital, holds thc world's interest still. What' maimer of cily was it  which, in two or three awful minutes  censed to be ? As graphic a description  of the gay little city of romantic memories wliich has been blotted out was  given to The London Daily Mail, and is  here reproduced in part :���������  St. Pierre was one of thc most picturesque of towns. In shape it followed tho  semicircular form of the shore, and its  main streets ran parallel with it. But  there was so little room between tho  mountains behind thc lown nnd the bc&  thnt when it increased in size jthadto  climb the slopes behind.  And so ns you nppronchod tho town  you saw before you terrace upon terrace of picturesque houses, creamy tinted witli rod-tiled roofs, backed "up  against thc palms and' dense foliage of  the tropics wliich clolho the Mornes with  nevcr-fnding green. Awuy behind to the  north stands- the grent mountain called  Pelee, lifting ils head into the misty veil  of cloud which hangs ahove it, the  mighty forces of a volcano burning within. It is this treacherous sentinel  which has burst forth, dealing denth nnd  destruction, and turning the beauty of  nature into a vnst crematorium.  .  The windows of the St. Pierre houses .  were without glass or frames, ond had  simply heavy wooden blinds with movable slats, closed by shutters, which  kept out the driving rain; The houses  along the Rue Victor Hugo, the .nrin-  eipal street, had terraced courtyards at  their rear, enclosed by solid' stonewalls  overlooking the harbor,'where the ships  of all nations- wero wont to float. Tho  depth of water close in shore is so great ���������  that large ships could be moored almost  under the caves of the houses. In theso  courtyards,, which were filled with roses  nnd fruit-bearing fig vines trailing over  trellis, were bathing . pools filled' with  the Gouyave water wliieh came down  from the mountains arid supplied St.  Pierre with pure drinking water also.  The end of the Rue "V.ictor Hugo was  ignominious. After gradually narrowing down it became merely an alley, so  full of all abominable smells that i L won  for itself the name of the* "Street of a  Thousand Smells." All' the, streets of  this ill-fated town were narrow and  very poorly lighted' at night by- a few  ancient lamps, so that by 9* o'clock in  the evening the. town tell into complete '  obscurity, and' one might well'.imagino  himself in* some mediaeval French town.  Kut during the day the Rue* Victor  Hugo wis filled with what has-been called'"a population'of tlie Arabian1 Nights."  So dazzling a-combination of color, barbaric in its intensity, could' scarcely be  found elsewhere���������certainly ' not in the  Caribbee" Islands. - Yellow in* nil its vividness predominated' in tiirban, 'oula'rd,  and gown. Pink, green, purplei- blue, ,in  stripes, plaids and' figures, wrapped  about the lithe- bodies*' on gracefully  wound aliout the* wcll-poiscd! heads���������  such wits'thc flrst impression one's eyes*  received' of the native*' population of  Martinique.-. '  Nowhere does that distinctive-.article  of adornment, -the turban," play so important a* role as among the creole women there. A mere, head'-.eovcring in  Barbados* or Antigua,, iir Martinique the  stilliy-stavched, gaily-colored' "Madras",  becomes*, a distinctly ornamental head-  dices, and' it is worn witA- _.- certain* coquettish graii* which proclaims the lin-  gci ing trace of .true French, blood in th*  dark current in the veins.  The beauty; of, the* ���������reol'e is proverb-'  ial, and* even the* common people share  to a certain extent in this beauty.   Tbe  mulatrcssc caprcssei  or fhctisse, differs*  as much from-the-ncgrcsses of Jamaica  or BiirbniloB.as the,pure,Caucasian typa  differs from them'.   These people have,'in  many, cases, in-toomany, a curious mix- *  ture of. blood', ranging from* the "sao-   '  oatrai"  almost pure negro, to* the so-  called1 "sang;meler"' almost pure Caucasian���������a mingling of races -which lends * ta  them the warm beauty cf thc tropics,  ���������  together wlthi the refinement of feature  .  of, their sisters.    The most beautiful"of  alt;  however, are .those - who  have the  I blood of s the three races, Carib,. negro*  a'nd w*'itc, tlie blending of the old In-  dian-with-the-tw6iiisurping_races_lend*j_____  big a'charm of color noQi feature* as rare  as it is beautiful'.,  When ' visitors cnist anchec. off St.  Pierre-a signal eun*..boomed', bul. /Im^-'  me."ately the ship was surrotmded' by-a  shriekingy- frenzied!, nibb, .*oi���������"bbatinen,  waiting* to con* v one .to* sl\ore| mingled wiltb.a swnrui of half-naked diving,  boys, all equally excited* "and equally  anxious for. stray coppers!. A-lnngiiage  which was not i-Yench nor English, but  unknown and uvintelligible, greeted the  ear, and was" poured forth with that extraordinary volubility and extra-, ngant  gesticulation .which 'seem ' to be necessary concomitants of any transactions  amoug peoples -having a- drop of French  blood. ,  Personal *.. violence seemed imminent,  and ono hesitated to trust his property,  much less his life, to the' mercy of Buch.  rcprllnnt carriers. All this, however,  was hut moment"-y. and one was soon  set safely down* in thc quaint striets of  old. St. Pierre. Tbe best time to see St.  Pierre used to be at the carnival season. Then, the Creole nature���������its pas-  sion for song. dan'C, gaudy colors and  barbaric'pageants���������asserted itself. The  people used to take possession of the  streets of the city, .which were given up  to a scries of processions,' fetes, crowds  of maskers and gay dancers, presenting  a scene which was unrivalled.  Men'and woman, light of nature and  warm of blood, dres-scd in fantastic costumes, and -personating deviU,- animals  or "rotcsque figures which came under  no special category, used to fill the naT;,  row. steep streets of St. Pierre on Mardi  Gras with a jspr-jcous, hurrying, jostling,  :h.inting. dancing pandemonium of joy-  ���������jus gaiety.  It is over such vivaciou= scenes as  these that the molten pall of death has  swept.  Cucumbers, squashes and-melons prefer lich soil and an abundance of well-  rottcd manure. Old sawdust, or rotten' wood, mixed with the manure, is  said to be. serviceable.. ' It will be an  advantage to allow cucumbers 'to grow  on stakes or bushes,, the same as peas.  Tomatoes  may   also     be  fastened     to  I stakes. One of the best plans is to  grow cucumbers along a fence if the  location is not too shad v. .-  cf -.', .*���������*  v i.m,.  \m  m  I  i  4  f  -it  ���������-I  "i  4  ���������aMdHafiii  *  Bfe //
T/fflM *
A Girl of
tKe People }
By Mrs, C. N. Williamson
~ niKiiuiiiuHiuuuHiuiarjuiuawi
Author of "The Bim Blbwtoaa,*
"Fortune's Sport," " Miss Nobody,""*
"Her Royal Highness," " Lady,
ISary   af  the   Dark   House," etc.
What I Found at the End of tho Journey.
"Tbe purse I had desired Swift to
bring tne was tho one which had been
In my charge on the night of terror and
disaster���the purse that had 'been rescued for me by a man whose face I had
seen once or twice in my dreams since
On that night It had held a consider--
able sum, 'but the money was all or
nearly all gone now. There had been
frequent calls upon it during the last
day or two at the hotel, and though I
hild supposed then that I should have
plenty of; my own by. and by, I had
not caret, to apply to Roger while! there,
remained a fund that I could, draw
upon instead.      '
My ...'hand trembled when Swift gave
mo the purse. -She had*been away In
the next room longer than necessary It
seemed, and I had been desperately
Impatient toknow.my fate.. I was almost sure that, at most, there would be
left me no more than twenty or thirty shillings, but what was my surprise
.when ; I saw seven bright gold sovereigns.
"Oh, I am so' thankful!" I exclaimed.
"This will last me a long time." Then,
even aa I spoke, a torrent of blood
rushed up to my face. "Swift, how
could you do it?" I said. "Don't you
think I know? Don't you think I understand V"
'.There's nothing to understand,
miss," she returned, stolidly."I'm sure
I can't guess -what you mean."
"This is your money. You .put It into
the purse, knowing or suspecting that I
would have nothing besides. It was
very good, and I thank you; but I can't
take it. Tell me how much is yours,
���Swift, and how much was.really there."
"C*h,,mis's, r.= it I would have dared!"
she asseverated. "If there's-more ln
the purse than you expected, why, begging your pardon. It's because of your
careless way. "You didn't know what
jrou had." , " - ;
"No, but I'm sure ���",.   ,  r .    "   ".
"Do, do forgive " me interrupting,"
dear miss,"- broke in Swift:' "But It's
too bad of you making out I'd have
touched your purse���her ladyship's own
purse lt was, too. It's as much as to
say I'm���well, I won't go on, miss, if
you look like that. But do tell me,you
don't believe I would have done it.
Now, miss," she hurried on, before I
could do more than look what I felt,
"I must be hurrying to get ready, too,
��� if you can spare me."
"Ready for���what?" I echoed.*
"Why, to go with you, to be sure.','
"I "thought yon. understood," I "said,
sadly, "I can't take you. I must go
alone." ,
She burst but'"crying. "Oh! .xnl3s,
that's the'last straw! I must" go with
you. . 'Two'uld be wicked to stand by
and let you go out ln the world alone���
Just like' a little white lamb ln its Ignorance straying into the butcher's
"I am going to���my mother," I an-
���swered, ��� choking a' little.. "She���Isn't
very rich, and���and I fancy she'must
live in a small house. She would not
'know what-to do with a maid,.and���besides, I couldn't pay you."
"I -wouldn't'want a penny, miss, and
" I'd be  a  'general'  sooner  than  leave
you," persisted  Swift, almost fiercely.
I didn't know what she meant by a
'general,'  associating  that name  only
with, high officers of"the army, but I
appreciated  her  Intention.    We  wore
-miserable together;  and when I want
down to theicarrlage, there were all I the
others In the hall, not a dry eye among
them..   Somehow,   I  got   through   the
good-byes, and   took   one. last,   long,
yearning7look,at the old house'as I and
I left Lull at'two o'clockin the afternoon, 'Three hours later; I arrived: at
���Waterloo Station. My thoughts had
been so busy that the journey had not1
seemed   long.    Indeed,   I   had   almost
: dreaded the end, .-because' of the: necessity for action lt would entail;" and
besides, I had-begun half to repent my-
rashness" ln ' flinging myself upon- the
world before I was absolutely certain
that I - could have my mother's protection. ��� "When she had been at a distance, I'had looked upon her. as a sure
refuge'.-' Roger had given me her ad-
���i 8reas, and had said positively that she
waa "to' be found there. " I was her''
Saughter, and it had seemed -natural
that when the floods .of disaster had *
swept me oft jriy feet, I should try to
trasp her hand.
Basel street. Commercial road, meant
aothlng definite to me. I vaguely
thought of Peckham as a suburb, and
I toad some dim picture In my mind of
�� neat little ivy-draped brick house in
�� ���mall, garden, such, as I had often
���can in the village of Lull.
The,London I had known best was
the region; of parks, big, splendid
houses, and smart shops. I was not
foolish  enough, to  suppose  that    my,
"mother, who had been described as
poor, had her home ln such a neighbor-1
hood as that, but   as I was    driven
-through.street after street, even meaner -and more',. squalid.. than the ones . I
had seen on the night I followed Lady
Cope from the Lyceum Theater, I grew
sad and amazed. Was it possible that,
while all my life I .had dived among
���beautiful; things, the'wOman who had
brought *me into the.. world had been
:At last we turned Into a" narrow
street, lined on either side with little
gray houses, all exactly alike. It was
as if a wtfll of dirty brick stretched
along, with low doors and windows cut
into it at .lntervals;.'.for. therowas.no
separation between the houses.
Each hovel had. a door of Its own,
with a window on the ground '��� floor;
and above, two more windows,, On the
broken pavement, or In the gutters,
���ragged' children swarmed; 'dwarfish
girls ..carrying big-headed, squalling
babies almost as.large ns themselves;
toddling boys, with red-rlinrncd eyes
and grimy traces. The babies aU
neemed to be crying; their young nurses
ahrllly bidding them bo still, or exhorting the boys who shouted oyer their
games to come homo at once If they
did not wish various Horrible consequences to befall them.
7 It was a dreadful street; the worst 1
had ever seen, and I wished that my
driver would- make haste In passing
through. But, to my surprised alarm,
he stopped, drawing up the cab at the
pavement. "He is going to enquire the
way," I thought. Yet no; he was clambering slowly, off the box. I looked out.
Wo were exactly In front of a door cut
ln the long gray wall, of blackened
brlck^ Over the door was a number���35.
My heart gave a leap;- and I almost
called out a protest. It could not be
true. Any place but* this.
"The driver opened. the ca<b door.
"Here you are,;mlss; ,35 Easel street,"
he said, seeing that I sat still.
"Oh, tt can't be the right Easel
street!". I exclaimed, tremulously.
"Basej street, * Commercial road.
There ain't no other of the same name,
miss.'   Shall I knock?" ~
"If you please," I meekly answered.
"And���and don't;take down the luggage
yet.    I'll wait and see if���If "    My
volco died.    I did not finish the sentence.
There was no bell on the door, which
stood ajar. The cabman knoc ked loudly. From the "two upper windows the
frowsy heads of several children and a
bold-looking ;young woman, appeared.
They stared with open-mouthed curiosity at me and the four smart now
boxes heaped on the four-wheeler. I
shrank' back, and wound my Angers
nervously together.
"What d'you want?" shrilly demanded the woman. "Miggits or Newly1?"
I drew my breath In sharply." ' My
mother's name! There was no mistake,
then. The cabman turned questlonlng-
ly to me, and I realized that I must answer. "I want Mrs. Newlyn," I reluctantly.' thrust out my head to explain.     ��� , ,   '    -
"Owh!" returned the dweller on the
upper floor. "I'm Miggits. Newlyn's
the ground floor." ' .
As my Informant partially withdrew,
a girl's face showed itself in the crack
of ,the.door;: then the door was.thrown
wide'open. She" was about fifteen, with
pale unwholesome skin, a pert nose,
and nn aggressive fringe o�� drab-colored hair. She fixed ~a pair of light
blue eyes upon me, and slowly I descended from the cab,' which seemed
the oniy link left between me and familiar decencies of civilization.
"Is Mrs. Newlyn at home?" I enquired, In a volco .which did not sound
like mine, so' dull and toneless .was it.
"Yes, ma's 'ome." (I started.) "D'ye
want to see 'er?"
"I�� you please." May I���may I walk
In?" 'Already half tho'swarming population of Easel street had come to Its
doors and'windows to enjoy the sight
���������-such.as -.It* was.     ��� ,.!.,���
��� I felt curiously giddy. The suggestion In one of :the.flr**it'.three.words this
girl had spoken had caught me by the
throat. I entered the narrow passage,
having again bidden the cabman" wait;
and the close odor o�� the house added
to my falntness. A door a few feet
down the passage was opened, and I
had a dim impression that my companion was bidding me follow her Into
a room beyond. I obfeyed, and then almost recoiled as I passed-the threshold.
; JL'horoom could not have been more
than twelve feet square. The boards of
the llobi* were uncovered, and not too
clean; the low ceiling was blackened
with smoke, and the wall, destitute o��
paper, was decn-itedwith a tew glaring, un��ramed clv.omo-llthographs, held
in place with pins.
.'In'one corner was a tumbled bed,
-covered,'pillows and all, with a dark
-calico-quiltr=-Tl.pi'e-was-one -unclothed
deal table, spread with a few common
dishes and a tin or two; there were
three or four, rough wooden chairs; a
big box, heaped with a strange medley
of cooking utensils and' women's outdoor wraps; a mantelshelf, littered
with odds' and ends;- and a kitchen
range, into -which a woman, with her
��� backtumed to me. was throwing a few
coals- from a battered shovel.
"W iy, 'ere's a lydy to see you,*"
brusquely", announcedmy guide.-:���; The
woman turned, shovel in hand. My
eyes sought her face wistfully, imploringly, for the oneegfeam of hope left.
But the last flicker died as our eyes
met..-7 No "subtle voice of; nature" cried
out iri my heartt'"This Is your mother:
you are of: one flesh and blood." She
was' a tall, thin woman, who might
once have:been pretty, ever, ladylike-
looking In better days, but there, was
hardly a vestige of past beauty: remaining, though7 in years she was not
really old. Her scanty, grizzled hair
was pulled carelessly back from a lined
forehead. ��� Her sm-ill mouth had a fretful drop; slightly open, in surprise at
sight of the visitor, it showed that one
front tooth was gone. The cheeks were
hollowed In, the well-cut nose sharpened, the complexion of the uniform,
.faded; gray most fashionable in Easel
Street among those who -were not over-
florid. She. wore a rusty black dress,
and a colored; cotton handkerchief was
tied round the thin throat Instead of a
(My tongue clove to the roof of my
mouth. It seemed physically impossible, to tell her-who I was;- to ask her It
she were not my mother. But they
were both walt.Ing-for my explanations.
I had to speak. "I���I hope-���" A few
lame words had come .'. stammeringly,
when the elder of, the two broke In. \"If
you're one of tho?*. district visitors,
why, I can just tell you as" I told the
last one, that you nln't wanted here."
she said, acidly, with a rather bettee
accent than the girl's.
"I���my name is Cope," I stammered.
"At least, I always thought It was until to-day."
Still she stare.fi at me. with little. If
any, awakening comprehension In her
eyes.   I blundered desperately on.
"Perhaps, If you don't know what.I
mean It may be a mistake after all. But
Lady Cope Is dead.   I was brought up
to believe her my mother, and now "
Suddenly the woman's pala face
changed and reddened with a vivid
flush. The small 'fire-shovel she had
been grasping slid out of her hand and
fell to'the floor with a metallic crash.
"My    goodness,  gracious    me!"  sha
ejaculated, with a gasp.   "It's Jenny."
A faint shiver ran through me. I was
not even  "Sheila"  any  more.    I waa
"I. heard to-day that���that " I faltered. .
I could not go on. But she took up
the words with a shy, awkward sort of
eagerness, as if she were hal��-rifrald of
me; while the girl stood by, wide-eyed
and dumb in bewilderment. "Did they
toll you tho whole story? Did they tell
you who I was, and all?"
"Sir Roger Cope 'told mo that you
were���-my mother," I said, dully.
- "Well, I never. He told you that!
And after Lady Cope making me swear
I'd never breathe a word to a soul so
long as I lived."
"Oh, ma, it ain't true, Is it?" cried
tho.glrl.   "She ain't my sister?"
"Hold  your  tongue  and   mind  your
own business," was the sharp answer;
and I felt, rather than saw, the flounce
of her poor skirts and the toss of her-
tousled head that the girl gave.
The woman looked keenly at me, her
face still flushed and excited, halt-suspicious;: but she did not take a step
'I don't think Lady Cope meant me
to bo told," I answered, choking back
a sob. "But Roger knew from' the
first. Moth���Lady Cope only'died a
few days ago, though it seems a, long,
long time."
"You heard to-day, "and you came
straight here to see me," said my
newly-found mother,, reflectively.
"Well, that was very, good of you, my
dear, that It was. 'I only wish I had a
better house for you to come to. But I
haven't had any luck. Totsey, get the
young lady a. chair. Dear me, I wonder
now it you'd let me make you a.cup o'
tea?" .    '
Shestlll spoke to meas to a stranger
of another class from/hers, a visitor
who. must be entertained. She waB
nervous, and suddenly -she became! a
pathetic figure in my eyes," though I
had no stirrings of love. Perhaps this
was unnatural, hard-hearted;" I* cannot help that, for I must paint the picture7 truly.
I could have screamed or broken into
hysterics as Totsey rather sullenly
placed a chair for me; but I almost fell
Into* it.
"Is���Is It possible that this Is my sister?" I forced myself to ask.
"Your half-sister," was the quick reply, as if there were relief In responding to definite questions. "After Lady
Cope adopted* you���It'was hard enough
to part with my only one, I can tell you,
my dear,-but what was I to do?���after
3he took you away I married again.
'Twas the only thing;to do, for I wasn't
the sort ol woman to be left alone. I
had two girls by my second husband, a
very different sort of man from your
father. I thought, though he was but
a; rough fellow compared to;-; him, he'd,
be a protector. But 'twasn't long before I found out it was the money he
was after���-the money Lady Cope gave
me when she took-you."
So I had been sola for a' price! was
the thought that darted through my
mind.   But I was silent, listening.
As she 'went on there was'a loud
noise in the passage outside the door.
The handle . turned. - I started and
turned round...What was*to>come-now,?
Home, Sweet' Home.
A.big, black-eyed girl in a coarse blue
dress, with a large hat trimmed with
feathers, bounced into the room, but
paused at sight of me. .This, I was
sure, was my other half-sister.-She was
older than "Totsey,'.' quite a young
woman In appearance, and had the allot thinking herself pretty. No doubt
3he was a beauty���for Easel street. -
"I didn't know there was comp'ny,"
she remarked," bridling.
"It's a i jnderful thing's happened,
Fan," said the mother of us all. "This
young lady���I never told you before
my daughter by my first husband was
alive���but It's so.   And here she is." ���
The poor, faded creature spoke as If
'she were half-ashamed, half-proud of
:he, startling revelation.
"Laws!".'said Fan. Then, giggling:
"She seems to 'ave done pretty well by
_erself.___,  , *.,	
"Sha was adopted by a grand lady,7 a
lady of title," answered the elder woman", with emphasis. "Things were
iifterent -with me in those days. I was
poor, goodness knows; but her father
was a gentleman, If he had comedown
in the World, and he knew how to treat
a -woman. Yours brought me to this,
as I was telling her when you came
in." t.,
"You never pyde us a call before,"
(aid Fan, still laughing with a certain
Jealous defiance.
-"She never knew who she was till today,", said our mother, sharply, de-
tending' mi from 'the Innuendo. ,"I do
hope,- my dear,", she. continued, turning
again to mo,: "that her: ladyship left
vou well off? It|s what you had a right
to expect. ., And i though, perhaps,., I
shouldn't say it," it would be; n comfort
tf you could feel'inclined to e've us a
little lift from time to, time. Not that
we'd expect you to come often, or ���"
"I've Just six pounds in the world," I
interrupted, Impulsively; "nor shall I
have any more till I've earned It. And
I've even lost my home."
For an Instant nobody spoke. "That's
bad; that Is bad," said my mother,
gloomily, at last. "What a shame.
Can't anything be done? Can't you go
:o law?"
I shook my head. "Lady Cope's
nephew comes into everything. He
was her husband's cousin as well, and
nas the title. No will was made, and
t have no chance at all.J;." Besides,
t wouldn't fight him for the money if I
"Well, I: don't see why!" . exclaimed
my mother. "I'd fight,him for all I,was!
worth. Tour friend?���you must have a
ot of grand friend*'���would pay the
xiats.. You'd get something..But there,
that's yoUr father all over! It's wonderful .how blood tells. He was on his
beam-ends when; he came to my mother's ; house to lodge, poor fellow, for
ae'd'been unfortumte���everything had
(ailed. But he was a gentleman. And
he looked at things different from any
man I ever saw. I didn't pretend to
understand him. He had relatives
with some money; but -when we wera
��-our;-wor_rc amrner ayrrr Tar._rri.-_c or
medicine and proper food, he wouldn't
let me go to them. 'Let me die,' says
he. Tm no more good to you or the
baby. It's better I should die than they
should know what I've sunk to.'   Now,
.fa the same thing with you.-
"What sort of feller's the heir?" enquired Fan. v(She pronounced it "hair.")
"Is 'e young or old?"
"Over thirty," I answered.
"Ow, not past the marryln' age.
Couldn't you 'ave set yer cap at 'lm?
Then it would 'o bin all right. Jest like
the stories ln 'My Love' novelettes."
I shuddered, I fear perceptibly, for
her face hardened and she tosscyl her
head, with Its wild profusion of dark
locks. I heard her Indistinctly murmur something about "folks that were
too stuck up to live."
"What are you going to do?" asked
my mother.
"I���I don't know," I almost sobbed.
"Six pounds won't go far."
"No, Indeed," I admitted.
"You'll live with friends, I suppose,
.till-.you  get  something   to  do���govor-
nosslng, or���or n lady's companion."
"I'm afraid I haven't unyone among
the old friend.**! who would take mc In;
no one, at least, that I Would nsk."
"There lt Is ngaln. Just your father's
pride. How It docs bring back old
times! I used to get cross enough with
lilm till he'd lllng out of the house, llko
as not, and stop away for hours."
My poor father, whom I had never
known! My heart warmed to him; and
I wondered.lt he cared for mo In his
freedom from the bondage of this sordid world; If he could see and feel sorry for nee?
Quickly my thoughts traveled on to
possibilities. To stay with my mother
and hervtwo daughters did not seem to
be among them. Yet, with six pounds
between me and starvation, what other
way was open?
"I hear that even for smart, ladylike girls it's hard work to get a place
as a governess,"-the poor, pale woman
was; querulously saying. "Of course, I
don't know;anything about lt, though.
Such things are a good" many: cuts
above me, or Fan and Totsey. Fan's
in an artificial'flower factory. Totsey
was with her till: her health broke
down, when she c.ime,home and helped
me with the tailoring. I do for a West
End sweater���for that's what he Is. You
oUght to get something miles better.
You might go Into.,a grand draper's
shop, only there you'd have to pay,a
premium. .But It; may bo months; before you'Can get hold of what you
.want.1 Wouldn't Lady Cope's heir do
something, a7 little allowance������"
"I wouldn't have a penny from
him!" I reiterated, picturing the; blank,
lack of comprehension ln these poor(
narrowed minds If I should blurt cut
the truth; that I had refused Sir Hoger
Cope, with everything that was now
his. , -    ���������'
"You must 'ave meant to, go some-
wheres,|" observed Fan, still sulkilv;
"for you've got a lot of reg'lar Noer's
harks out there on your growler. I b?t
you wasn't goin' to stop 'ere?"   ,   '
She finished joco-ely, but' my face
must have.betrayed that she had stumbled upon the trucu. Her, jaw, dropped.
,"Well, I never!" she ejaculated. "If
I don't believe you meant' that very
thing!" ���     -
"I didn't know," I Iried;miserably,to.
explain, "that���that there   were   other
daughters.   I came because I had no-'
where else to go, and I hoped���but, of
.course, I see���"
"We mighty put you up," said my
mother, thoughtfully, "if you could"
stand lt. It does seem hard to send
ono's own flesh and blood away from
| one's door. You'd have to help with
the expenses, of course.'* .That's what
the girls do, though it nearly all comes
on Fan now, and I couldn't-afford anything else. Your six pounds would last
you pretty near three months, the* way
we live, and you could go about looking
for a place.   But "  -
"Law! you must be off your "chump,
'ma!'\ coarsely: exclaimed Fan. "A sweei
plyce this would be .-"or a fine lydy like
'er. She's 'most ready to 'old 'er nose
as it is."
My mother's thin face flushed angrily, and I felt the ' ,'ood rush to mine.
Until Fan's taunt it would have appeared unbearable to stay in such surroundings, crowding the'- occupants, who
must already *be cramped for breathing
space. ' But her words raised in me a
curious antagonism, a desire to contradict. .   -
"It is my mother's House," I said,
stiffly. "If she says that she will have
me I will stay." .    -    -
"There!", cried my mother. '.'Well, I
3o say it."
"Can you .really put'up with me?" I
asked, pretending not to ,-hear Fan's
rude: laughter.
my mother returned. "You'd have to
bunk in the back room twlth Totsey."
"I'll send the. cab away," I said,
drearily. Then; suddenly,I remembered
a new embarrassm"nt.
"My luggage!" I exclaimed. "What
shall I do with it?"
"Lor!" groaned my mother,'-.ruefully
eyeing lhe proportions ot my boxes
through the one small window :���' of the
"Oh, 'ave 'em in, do!" entreated; Totsey, almost dancing; In excitement at
the prospect. "We'll manage some'ow.
I'm jest dyln" tosee'er, thihgs."
Half the street was ready to help tha
driver carry my belongings into tha
little house.7 The big trunks were
taken to a tiny bare back room,-furnished only with a narrow bed and
shabby chest of drawers, the latter
navlng a tin basin nnd a cracked yellow jug on Its top. Small as the room
was, the lack of furniture made accommodation for the boxes possible,
and they were piled one on top of another against the wall. -The cabman,
evidently very curious, was paid, and
sent away; and during the process of
finding the right change, I-hoard Tot-
ley whispering to s, slatternly woman
from next door that her "sister had
rome'ome to stop���quite a lydy, with
lo end .of smart clothes, and 'ad been
Ivln' with a pirress."
Ten minutes later, no doubt, all Easel
rtreet was in possession of this savory
Mother had been engaged in replenishing the flre for "tea"' when I bad arrived. Now Totsey was sent out with
i few coppers, and , shortly after returned with someth I -g; bro wn wrapped
in newspaper. Th:.s something resolved'itself into four bloaters, a delicacy with which my nose and eyes for
the first time made acquaintance, as I
was-informed that it had been provided
In ihonor of my cotr'.g.
While the bloaters frizzled.pungenely
>n thoflre, and th" tea ,brewed In a
drown earthen pot v'th half a spout,* I
ivas Invited by Totsey Into  the *.iext
roorn, which I was to share with her.
Fan followed, with none too good a
grace, to remove her belongings from
two or three hooks on the wall, and
the top drawers of the dilapidated
chest. But her big black eyes sparkled
as they roved over my boxes*
(To be Continued.)
Giant Tortoises.
FOUR giant tortoises have recently
been added to the reptile collection of the Zoological Gardens lil
Bronx Park, New York. They
are from the Galapagos Inlands; lri-the
Southern Pacific Ocean, and differ from
any tortoises native to Europe, Asia,
Africa, or America,
These enormous tortoise* are living
reminders of the age of giant reptiles.
They represent the sole survivors of
the glgantlo cold-blooded creatures
whoso massive bones In the different
scientific musoums Illustrate the .wonders of tho Pliocene Ago. In that age
lizards attained a length of fonty foet
and more, and possessed strength
enough to tear down small trees In order 'to browse upon their leaves. All
reptilian life was gigantic In proportion, and a comparison ot an ordinary
tortoise of the present day with one of
tne giant tortoises shows the decadence
of the reptile race. The average land
tortoise of Europe or America, for Instance, weighs live pounds, while the
fargeat tortoise at Bronx Park weighs
ilO pounds.
, There are fourteen distinct species
of the giant tortoise. Of these, six Inhabit ithe Galapagos Islands, four the
Aldabra Islands and four the Maurl-
Mua-Ttodrlguez group. All .the species
are rapidly becoming extlnot, and reputable scientific authorities have declared several speoles to be entirely extinct for some time. On the continents
of Europe, Asia and Afrloa these creatures are represented only by fossil remains; -the liivlng (individuals are confined entirely to the islands mentioned.
To procure these reptllea a number ot
expeditions have been planned. The
first of .these resulting In the arrival of
specimens ln this country was made by
the United States ship "Albatross." The
spealmens procured were placed 'in the
National .Museum at Washington. In
1812,' Jong before the visit ot the "Albatross," the United States ship "Essex',' ihad explored the islands of the
Galapagos group, and two large tortoises .were".' captured 'and presented to
a South Sea Island chief. In 1S89 .these
same reptiles were obtained by Walter
Rothschild, and were shipped by* ihlm.
to London.
In 1897 Mr. Rothschild despatched his
expedition for giant tortoises to the
Galapagos Islands. The total expenses
of this,expedition were; $16,500. .Fifty-'
nine;tortoises were,procured, but none
exceeded two hundred 'pounds la
weight. All the Islands were visited.
On Dunoan Island twenty-seven specimens were captured, representing a
species scientifically known as Testudo
ephippium. The" tortoises collected In
this expedition were taken to London
In 1898 by Frank B. Webster of Boston.
As a special exhibltiln a zoological conference then in progress they excited
great interest, and 'their owner finally
distributed them among the zoological
: gardens of Europe.       , ,'
In 1900 'twenty tortoises from the Galapagos 'Islands '..were landed in San
Francisco by a Captain Noyes. Mr.
Wetoster, acting as special agent for
Mr. Rothschild, purchased all the reptiles/. A number were lost in shipment
from San Franolsco to Boston, but six
reached Boston alive. ' These comprised -specimens of Testudo vicina and
Mycrophyes. The specimens -were then
shipped to London, .where they arrived
in good condition.
The ithird and by far the largest lot
of these reptiles arrived in San Franolsco early this summer. This lot consisted of twenty-tour specimens. They
had been brought in a schooner from
the Galapagos Islands by Captain William Johnson o�� "San Francisco. Three
of the tortoises in 'this, lot are the
largest ever, captured, weighing more
than .'three': hundred pounds 'each.
F. B. Webster purchased this lot ot
tortoises, and shipped them to his place
in Hyde Park. On the way three ot
them 'died. One of the three largest
specimens was purchased by the New
York Zoological Society, together with
four smaller ones. Six specimens have
been purchased by Mr. Rothschild, two
go to Count Peracca, in Italy, and the
remainder will probably be disposed
of among zoological institutions.
The flve giant .tortoises at the New-
York Zoological Gardens now occupy a
plot of long grass opposite the reptile
house. . In the mornings they are often
let out of their enclosure to browse
about at will. In the heaJt of ithe day
they sleep in the shadow'of a piece of
tarpaulin that has been spread to shel-
Mr. Dooley on the Weather
The principal article of die-t with
these strange creatures is the cactus,,
but they teed on all-.sorts of vegetation,
andseem to thrive.
These tortoises live to a great age.
There is. one in captivity known to be
127 years old, and it was full grown
when caught. 'The largest of the collection at Fordham Is supposed to have
attained the great age. of two hundred
The dimensions of this enormous tortoise are: Length of shell, bn-curve, 4
feet 3 Inches; width of shell, on curve,
4 feet 7 inches; height, 20 Inches;
weight, 310 pounds. This giant was
caught In the crater of an extinct-volcano., To carry it thence to .the shore
were required the efforts of fourteen
men for twelve days. A stretcherlike
carrier was Improvised, and the reptile placed upon it.
Next ���winter a special tortoise house
will he ready at the oast end of the
present reptile house. ' There the giant
tortoises will be housed from the cold,
and a glass roof will give them the full
benefit of the sun.
Shuffle and Cut.
Fercelvdng now that the block waa
Inevitable, the noble prisoner bethought Mm of suicide.
"Shall I shuflie off this mortal coll?"
mused he.
But the executioner, being,a. man of
���ome wit',; withal, divined his thought.
-��� VYou shuffle after I cut!" quoth thi��
The duke was Silent at this. It was
not his grace's wont to bandy words
with ont from the commonalty.���Detroit "Journal."
"Harry," she aaid, Umnghtfully.
"What Is it?" responded the worried
business .man, rather shortly. "I wish
jrou could rearrange your businens a
little bit." "How?" "So as to be a
bear on the Stock Exchange Inttead
of at home."���Exchange.
Of the one hundred most popul&r
books of the century up to the present
time the check-book is one and th*
pocketbook Is Hie other ninety-ninth'
'M goin' *�� make me apologiot
to Clancy'a leg," said llr.
"Why's that?" asked Mr
"Well,'' said Mr. Dooley,
"I've done lt an injustice. I've spoka
III iv lit as a weather prophet. F'r yeara
that rhoomatic prop has biien lndlcat-
in' th' weather. It Clancy was seeD
walkln' briskly down th' sthreet Ivry-
Ibodiy up an' down till' road made plans
f'r a buggy ride. If Clancy come along
leanln' on a shtlck, they begun to keep
their eye on their umbrellles. Iver
since I was a young man, Clancy's leg
haa tipped oft rainstorms befure they
got as far as th' Rocky Mountains, an'
���manny a bark has It prevlnted fr'm
goin' out on th' canal whin th' sky was
clear overhead, but a twlsht In th' knee
told Clancy a hurricane was brewln"
down below Loniont. That leg dealt ln
anny kind lv weaither, hot or cold, wet
or dhry. Clancy used* to make a versa
about It. 'What,' snys he, "Js th' use lv
rayplnln'?' he says. 'Dhrlve care an'
sorrow away. To-inorrah,' he says, 'th'
leg may be aisy, although It is,' he
says, 'achin' to-day.' People bought
their coal an' Ice be Clancy's leg, arranged their parties an' mended their
roofs. It predicted th' hard frost lv
slvinty-nlne an' th' hof spell lv eighty-
eight. Th* night befure th' big wind
come that blew down th' steeple iv, th'
church,' ye cud hear Clancy howlln"
like a wolf, an'"befure th' heavy floods
two years ago he had to be; wheeled
around in a chair f'r a week. I used to
laugh at th' people that watched that
ol' peg; but mind ,ye, tf,I was Mack, I'd
���have the weaither bureau take observations on Clancy's leg an' issue bulletins: 'Clancy in gr-reat ag'ny. Look
out f'r storms on Uh' lakes.' Or: 'Clancy; wint to a dance last night.; Con-
tinyued fair an' clear, with light
southwesterly; breeze.'- I wud so
"Las' Foor.thlv March, Mack sint f'r
th' la-ad thait r-runsth'. weather bu-
reau; an' says he, 'Pro-llssor,'. says ho,
'what kind; iv,weather ar-re ye goin'
to give us to-imorrah?' he says. 'Can I
wear me plug hat?' says he. 'Yecud
go in tissue-pa-aper,' says th' pro-fls-
sor. 'Since th' Lord sint you an' me to
bless this gran' counthry,' he says,
'there niver was seen such a tine day
as to-morrah will be," he says. 'Th'
sun will shine in th' boochus.sky,' he
says, 'an' th' bur-rds will carrol fr'm
th' three,' .he says. ' 'Twill be a glory-
ous day, an' ye'll be glad,', he says,
'that ye give me th' job,' he,says. Well,
sir, Clancy come in to see me that
night, groanin' with pain. 'What ails
ye?' says I. 'Me leg,' says he. 'Th'
weather's got into it,' he says. ' 'Tis
goin' to rain a dlluge," he says. 'But,'
says I, 'th' arya iv low barometer is
station'ry over Texas an' th' arya iv
hdgh barometer is tearin' around In th'
neighborhood lv Goshen, Injianny,' 1
says. "Horw'can it rain?' says I. 'I
don't care,' says he. - * 'Tis goin' to
rain.'he says". "Well, sir, d'ye ray-mlm- ���
ber. Mack had to put on a life-pre-
sarver .befure he got half-way through
tellln': what he'd done f'r'us. i 'Twas a
gr-reat vlcthry f'r Clancy's leg. -I don't
know what th' pro-flssor said about It.
Maybe he blamed it onto th' Popy-
lists. But annyhow, he wint back to
his wurruk an' I begun to 'believe in'
him again, f'r th' weaither got good.
"I've been thinkin' it over,* Hinnissy,
an' I -come to th' con-elusion that
there's "two kinds lv weather, human-
weather an' weather-bureau weather.
No wan knows what causes human
weather. Hogan says th' seasons is
caused be' th' sun . movin' ��� fr'm th"
:thropic IvCancerUo th' thropiciv.Cap-
slcorn, an' whin 'tis in wan place we
suffer,: fr'm th' cold, an' that's: winter,
art..whin 'tis InVth';other place we suf--
fer fr'.m ith' heat, an' that's summer.
Hogan says lt, tout Hogan-can't tell ye
why, if that's so, th' days don't get
hotter fr'iin March sthraight through"
to October. Some people says th" summer's caused be/ fires in th' bow'ls iv
th' earth, -where/hell used to be whin 1
was a boy; but if ye believe that, why
ain't,we cooked th' year around? Father Kelly thinks 'tis th' spots on th'
sun does it, an' Schiwartzmeister thinks
'tis- th' brewer's agent. Ivrybody has
a guess, an" wan man's guess Is as
good as another. That's our weather."
Tii' weather bureau ought to lave it
alone* an' shtlck to its own, that rains
whiin they'se a high pressure In Maine,
an' snows whin they'se a low pressure
Is good parlor weather, but th' kind
we, have: to dhrlve, sthreet cars In Is
out-lVrdure_ weather,-subject to ."all th'
rigors; lv; tii' climate. ; Th' weather* bureau's, weather is on a map, an' our
weather Is in th" air. That's why th'
pro-flssor falls ; an' Clancy's :leg, Is a
gr-reat- success.. '. .'Tis ���,an out-lv-dure
"I don't believe In anny kind lv
���weather-prognostlflcatlons,": said Mr.
Hennessy.   ,
"Well," eald Mr. Dooley, "If I waa
goin' into th', business, I nlver wud
prophesy till th', day afther."
A Dog Story.
A. dog story Is told by,"the traveler,
Mr. Herbert,Vivian, In his book called
"Albyssinla."- The dog belonged to Colonel Sadler of Berbera. Among his accomplishments was drinking whiskey.
"One very thirsty evening a guest was
reclining in one ot Colonel Sadler's
long cane lounges on the verandah. Ha
placed a tumbler of whiskey and soda
by his side and jjroceeded to converse.
Presently he stretched .out his hand for
his glass, and gave a great start on
finding it;.-was..-empty. He was convinced that he had put It down, full a
few/ minutes betore, equally positive
that; he had7 not touohed it; yet how
could this liquid have disappeared
without disturbing the glass? It was
call explained when the dog emerged,
wagging his tail, and reeking Indecently of spirits."
Out of His Province.
A^Soap-maker and*a banker were at
a Wagner concert, says the "Christian
Register."-. The programme did not
please them, and they began to talk.
"Every man,"- said the banker,
"wants to do something outside of hie
own work."
"Yes," answered the soap-maker. "I
manufacture good soap, and yet I've
always wan ted to be a banker."
, "You wouldn't be a good one. I am a
successful banker, but I always wanted
to write a book. And now here's this
man Wagner tries his hand at music
Just listen to the stuff! And yet we
all know he builds good parlor-cars."  .
Ad-rlca WUcn a Poiut l�� MuUe ot Orowi
lug LaimU�� fur tlie lUurUot.
Sheep and wool are appreciating in
value, and the business of {.rowing theia ,
is likely to be prosperous for a term ol
years, the point is well taken Just now,
���What breeds io use and how to" conduct
tho business depends upon the object
ln view in glowing them and the en*
yironment or surrounding circum."
stances.; For instance, if sheep are to
Ibe kept on low ground, the Itomnej
���Marsh breed axo tho right ones. If tu��
land is hilly or mountainous, Merloni
��re the best. And if on old, well-cuici-
.tnted farms near market for lambs, a..J
ot tho Down breeds are suitable. .:���.,.oo
the ranges of the West, Southwest and
South, the present sheep need breeding
up, and there is not so good a sheep "a
breed up with as the Kaniboulllets ol
Fronch Merlons. To commend then)
for this purpose are their hardiness,
density, firmness, length uiui weight ol
woo!, size of the animals and great prepotency, the pure-bloods having been
bred In llu over a century. To show
tlie esteem in which they are held oa
the Western shc-c-p ranches, the rancn-
er!** last season took the last carload ol
rams that tould be-.'ound rn any locality
in the Kast.
Ou Eastern farms, if a point Is to be
made of growing lambs for market,
without much regard for quantity; ol
wool, and It there are good enclosed
Winter quarters for; them, and succulent and rich food, any ,ot the Dowtf
breeds or the Dorsets would answer the
purpose veil. Most of the ewes ol
farmers are Merino grades. A cross ol
pure-bred Down; rams upon them produces very fine early market lambs; bul
.when the bloo3 of the ewes; is, mainly
of English bre'ctils 1 would cross them
with Rambouillets. Sheep do well'in
Summer where they cau get sufficient
herbage.either of fine.',.or.- coarse grasses,
many of the weeds or leaves of bushes
and briars. If their' range is limited,
A change of pasture occasionally is desirable. Pue water and constant access
to salt aro necessary to health. Good
clover or fine hay will carry them
through the Winter nicely, but a little
grain daily from; February to grass is
advisable. Timothy hay is not a suitable food for sh'eep. Merino sheep will
winter well on brightstraw and;a,pint
of grain a day. In this case tbey should '
be fed a third more straw than they will
eat up clean, because they reject tha
coarse butts. They will not refuse a
daily feed of roots or'silage. Such w'll
benefit them, but it is not a necessitj;
as with Eagllsh sheep. ;
1  l_    :*7
Valne or Conl AnIim.
As a walk around the dwelling ol
'down to the barn they are first clasa
They are*good.for street crossings and '
when tbe pavements are icy, just splaa-
did. As an improver of roads -foi
horses and wagons .they coine in vers -
handy when the clay subsoil is sticky.
But as an.improver of clay soils foi
farm purposes their value is nil. A
neighbor who hauls" out much manur*
from town claims that'he hns had
enough of coal ashe=. He is.n sardenei
and all of his land is now filled with
coal cinders which dull his hoes and
other tools while working his land. In
planting cabbage and tomato' p'ants h�� -
has to use a stick to plant with, for he
says if a cinder runs against his flngei
whon planting, he has a sore finger: it
does not hurt a stick. J. F. says- that
"10 to 30 tons of coal ashes may be applied per acre." Why not use sand td
ameliorate the clay instead of cindersl '
We have a soil in some portions of ouJ_
hills heresbouts wliich is filled with fin<
broken flint Farmers have no*lov��
for such a soil and coal ashes are, jusf
as bad. My gardener friend tells m�� ,
that he is goi^g to use sand to ameliorate a certain warm spot of clay on his
farm. This is interesting and I shall
watch it.���F. K. S., Festus, Jefferson
Co., Mo. ,.--���'      -   '     :   ���
 : : '. -7.3..
��� .Treat C***w*��;,T.ike..'irorKcs.
'Aim to keep the *-cws perfectly clean,
TJntil you have, tried it you don't know
what an economical and paying policy
It is.   Clean, dry bedding for. the milch
cattle goes a Ion g.ways,, but.it .does not-
do all.    Cows should'he daily, curried
the same as horse*, w-hich'not only removes all stable compost and^dlrt fron),
their flanks and leg"- but keeps tne sklh
stimulated and conduces to,the animal's
health.   And, as regards neatness, and"*"
auxiliary to milk nurity, tbe procedure
goes without saying.   Nothing looks eo'
"penny wise anfi pound foolish" as to-,
see a dairyman    brush. off the , cow'i
udder preparatory to milking-while he*
flanks are covered with filth. ..Once get
the cows' bodies clean, and it is a com-.
paratlvely easy matter   to keep them
so.  With a dally change of bedding and *
a daily currying   the feat is accoaagi.
Ushed.���Geo. E. Newell.    " '    . "     -"J
Throwing F^��d Awny.
There are many ways of reducing tH��,
eost of milk, but the one that should receive the first consideration iB the cow.
Ib she a good one? If sho is not, then
the problem of how to make cheapei
milk Is a hard.one *o solve.,; I bellev��
tbat one flrst-class cow in a herd oi
scrubs would, tf the owner were an oU
serving man. soon be the means of lea.
���ening the cost of the milk liTlhat dairj
by replacing the scrubs with good cdw3
.When an observing man notices the dif.
Xerence in yield between a good cow
and a poor one it se's him to thinking
and he finds out that It does not- paj
to keep poor cows. When one good covi
will yield as much as three poor bnei
It does not require, rnuch intelligence t<
aee that the extra frod taken to support;*
three cows in stead of one Is just thai
much feed thrown away.���V.-M. Coutb
V.        r- ���     . ,-
* Sweet Cream  nutter.
But why make sweet cream butter!
Tho general market, where, it' goes U
the average consumer,' does not demand
it Unless one wants it for use in th��
family, or has special consumers thaj '
prefer It, I can see no occasion for mak*
Ing It. Of course, if one has customer!
that warn sweet cream buUeiylt-shouli'
be made. That is tbe only bnslness-"lk��
way to do; make an article just exactlj
as the consumer wanta it, and then a
good price can be obtained." If a cus>
tomer thinks he wants sweet creart
butter, make some for bim and let hlu
try It. The chances are 'that after hi
has tried it. be will picfer that from
ripened cream. I have seen swee'
cream butter entered many tiineb a*
fairs and never knew; it once to draw i
prize.���C.  P. Goodrich.  VTi^ccj.^..!.
Wi ajcxwitu-*���������*****"  ijcuclihi!,!' 'Scrndl ami l!*ji*iluinu  "ji[*.'ii*s 3foiiri[iif,  l-nlilMieil liv  The  R.-velst.-,'Ke Herald Publishing Co.  li.ll.lt.-d  l_1.1L-;IiIy.  A. JOHNSON,  IMitor ami Mmim-cr.  i;.\Kini.*.i.v(i kati:-.  Il.-plrtv .*. 1- fl.'-U per llli-li! slnj;li> eriliiiiin,  ������.' )..*r iii.'.'i ^ li������-n In-iTIeil on lille iiiiko  Let-ni H.I- '.*'��������� lit-. THT llli-li (iinii|iiiriel) Illl,'  !.n i.r-l im-. 'i...ii: Aeeiits fur eneli miIiIUI.iiiiiI  In*, rllm.. I ,'il iintU'e-lOei'iils per lim* eiieli  1 .ii... l.,rin, MurriHiie iiu.l Heiuli .N.hIit*.  i r .*l .  -' I'm iiii'iion iinri.  l'ymi!!i.- .'itIit ti per uiiii'iin; _n._jj fur  *i\ inoriti.-,   irielly In iitivftnou.  t.ri: .'on |)KI'aiit.mi:.st.  l.onef! i'.i.. '..���������-teijiilppeil iiriiillnK.inii-.-s In  ���������I... Uh i.ii*1 i i.-pircd n>i*.\vi.|ileiill kln.li i.f  /.iiniiii: i:i !.r*ti'lii*.s >tyli* nt Iioiic*.i price*..  mi..* *. :.���������������������������*.- !-��������� n.:. Nn joli in.i Inrue���������iiiiiio nm  .ni.ill ��������� f.ir ii- Mnil iirtlers prnui]iilv ilituntloil  !. .   lille il** ii ninl ou your hum oilier.  7i> COHI!I>*I*.).VIj!-.\'ts.  IV,��������� Iiiilt- i..>rrc<|Ki||iK*iM'ii <in nnv -.ulijert  -���������' niteri-l :<< llu- u'eiieriil pulillc. Iii nil eu*-c*.  lhe boini Ml ��������� iniiiii* nf the u riier inu*.t nei'iiin-  j.niiy initnii.er.pl, but nut nui*e*".iirlly for  I'litiiit'ttil..)}.  Aildrei- nil ininmiinlratloiis m tin* Milliliter'  M*7:.i. io toiiiiKii'O.vbUNrs.  -poiiiluiii-i!    must   be   legibly  -i'li.' of the puper only.  2.���������Corrt-|i-iinli,iii*e roninliiliig personal  mutter imi-i !.e signed with llie proper niinie  y'llie writ*.*.-.  Let Tialy lin-isi.  of h������*i* Cnlunilui*.: we  have lillle Ki'i-ii*.-, hen:  Wore   iniii'i*   inul inetiis   In   iUmmiwi*.  iViiin mir miilsi, 'tis verv rli-m*.  Wniilil sprinn t,hi* iilum in",|,i   ii,  |,���������.,  us we've -aid liel'uiT.  A\'e hnve tin* rigl*.   mm,.rial,   ii,  is :it  our very dour.  LEGAL  We   hnvo  Nii'ii-leon  We  1.-.M1     .*������������������-!  ������rliten on mil  Tm-1:.-hay, July 21, 1W2.  DliVIGRA TION.  A   roiiai'lcraljle   over/low   from   lhe  ffie.it tide   ol'  immigration   which   is  . flowing  into -Manitoba nnd theXoith  West  at   the   present   time, could he  secured   for  British . Columbia   were  proper facililies afforded I'or would-be  immigrants to investigate tlie Innds in  ditl'erent  parts  of  the province, wilh  some previous  information as to their  general clinracier.      XVe.   have   on the  authority of the Hon. T. M-iyne Daly,  that there are numbers of iManitobiuis  who are in revolt against the climatic  rigors under which  Lhey have secured  a comfortable competence"m Manitoba.  -Mr. Duly is in a good position to judge,  as,   having   lately    been   in     British  Columbia,   he    lms,   no   doubt,   been  consulted   by   many   would-be   immigrants.     These men   have undergone  . the storm  and stress of one of mini's  greatest   conquests   over   nature, the  settlement  and   cultivation of  Manitoba.      During   the   '.-.resent   rush for  bind th are   they are able  to sell their  productive   fauns   to advantage,  and  the   milder   climate  and  more humid  valleys   of   Brilis.li    Columliiu   are to  them irreiistinly seductive.    Imagine  the eifect. however, of turning responsible ami   substantial  farmers loose in  British   Columbia   bush   and     Lelling  them to choose for themselves !    Ihey  at once reply  that being neither birds  nor monkeys ihey will go elsewhere to  investigate soilnnci climatic conditions.  Vet   that   is   practically ,nll   that our  government   depan merits   can  do for  the immigrant today.    Wu  heard  the  other day   of  a  substantial, German  wbo was   the   advance   agent of   one  hundred families, and was armed with  bank refer euresof the most unimpeachable   chiir.ie.er. who   spent borne time  . '.n .Victoria seeking  information about  land on which   lo   settle   the   colony.  He   found   no    oliicial     information  which could   possibly be of service to  bin), and   was   left with the snd alternative   of  either  starring   to survey  enormous   area.--   for   himself,   or    of  leaving   the-prori_.ee.    Colonel Prior,  speaking before the   Board   of   Trade,  expressed    himself    strongly   on   the  subject of the government's being able  to supply a liitle more detailed inform  ation about unoccupied Crown land  to  the agricultural settler   than   a   small  .-calc map. We hope that tli������ necessity  of adequate action   will   nnt    be   overlooked.    Warning voice.*-   axe   in   our  ears all tlie time.   The ilr-iin upon our  xe.-ources tlirough ill)pf���������,t Hint  we do  not   even   feed  o-u-sflvc.-. i- frightful,  und is nm .^ov. ing smaller.    We must  ' develop agriculture or lie  enriliiiuallv  impoverished.    At  tlio pr-i.-M-nt time a  great opportunity exi-l*. to give agii-  ciilturen mirth needed stirim! us through  the    immigration     setting     Imvaiils  Canada.    We   must   not.   permit   our  oppoitunitit-tosliptin (,,,..;}, om* hands.  Once lo=*t lbey\lo nut roi ur.���������Colonist.  Napoleon.���������what   of  bini*-  Bunnies just, I In; siiini*.  That, perhaps,  could   tcacli  numc! lux-tins ,*it \xU gunn.  Was fieorgr Washington a hern-  have Cietn-gi's in our town,  Tlint, will, some day in llu* I'm ure,   eut  our forest, I ree.i nil down ���������  Nut wil.li   liaU-lict. hut,  with   iniisi'le,  not of 1 i.��������� ilit], lint lu'iiiu.  Intellects that, feed upon our count ry'**.  choice.*!! grain.  I.i lliing Cluing !    IVace In   his  ashes  nnd his wonllli.'  We have   (.'hangs of  no  mean   older.  excciil, il. lie for heallh.  Tin* henlth   nl"  um* public,   wliich,  at  prc.M.'iil. is lull, piioi-.  lint uni' i.'iiuiu.-il   liave  awakeiiod.   we  may rest secure,  Tliey will  see i.li.-it   we   an* giiai'ded  Irom every peM, ami sniirc���������  They aie not liku other cinineils wliich  ure laki'ii unaware.  We have  gciitk'inon  at leisure  with  reinil.tani'i*'nt, their bucks.  We have men of all professions,   from  the true, down to the i|iiuek.-..  We have prospects, glorious prospects:  we need inner have a care,  Ifin  the Hig Hi-int  district  we   have  wisely bought a. Hliare.  Our   pnpiilaee    aie    <*iiilo     enthused,  they're. )'unning o'er with vim;  They've built  a   boat,   tlmt   all   initv  Hoat, in case all cannot-, swim.  The  tide   is   strong   at   present,   the  architects hold sway;  Our buildings, ir not  up  to  date, are  nil right in their wav.  The temple  of Diana  must hold  but  second place  To our .loss House  lately  budded  for  our heathen Chinese race.  "We're living hi the present: llie future  holds in sight  A city of no mean estate, with prospects quite as bright,  As any modern city holds in this or  other- lands.  We're not swelled headed saying this,  AVe r-uoLc just, how it stands.  Our.citizons a good thing know, and  arc not afraid to part  Witlrthe cash tliatfurthers interest in  every loyal heart.  We contemplate a building, wliich,  ere long, will lie complete ���������  "A building promised to all'ord aesthetic eyes a treat.  XVe. boast not of surroundings, our  l noun Lai u peaks sublime  Speak much louder, more effective,  than can this tongue of mine:  But we boast of our resources, of our  prospects, plain to see,  Of what Re .'elstoke today is, and of  what she yet shall be.  ���������A. Smith.  Ll". MA STItli .V SUOTT.  IhinMer*., Solicitors, Kn*.  iti'vi'l-tolie, 11. i!.     ,  *I.M.S,.olt,il.A.,l.l..ll.    \\*. ,|��������� I'.loMulstn*, M.A  pjAHVKY, .M'llAUTH'-t .M PINKHAM  lliirrlster*-, Solieiiors, Etn.  solicitor*, fur linpuriiil Hunk- of (JhiuiIii.  l.'ompiniy fiunls tnliiiiii nts pert'Ont,  I'litM'.-tkiiki-, UcvoMoke li. tj.  r  Ro.1   [{o������c  Dourer ineet.i wrunil anil fourtli  luesilnvs iifem-li  iiioiuh; While liosu  Decree  meet.- ihl.-.| Tin-ilny ofeiu.h qHitrlur, In Oililfel-  lrt������B Hull.   YMiIiib hrelhren welcome  fi. K. liltOCiAN. HY.  I*-'UVAH1)S,  rreslilunt. M ,n. Secretary.  .   Our  City���������Revelstoke.  i Recited by Bessie Ijiw-tm ut tbe True  Bin.- Con, eit. .Inly i*i| Ji.)  . fn a valley of the Hot-kit*.- lies this city  of tbe west:  7ts soil is rich  and  futile,   its  people  truly Mc.-t.  Its produce is ipiite varied: its people.  from all clime.���������  Mingled   products,   mingled    people.,,  suit each other and the times.  Need we   grudge   the ancient   cities,  glorious annals of the past:  While we b.ive  within  our city men  "    ;hm1 women of all i-nstc ������������������  A notice of the collections recently  ���������bequeathed by .the late 'jlr. Philip  Crowley to the natural history branch  ol the British 'Museum appeared *a few  days ago In the "Times." A very important portion ot the 'bequest ]s the  collection of eg-jra. from which 15,200  specimens have been added to the series previously possessed by the muse-  ' um. Among: tihe- gems 'in the Crowlev  oatoinet are an ess ot the great auk  and one of the extinct pied "Labrador  (luck. Both these .specimens were tic-  quired by llr. Crowley from Canon  Tristram. The great auk's egg is 'one  at the last "batch" despatched in 1SH  from Iceland to Denmark. The two  specimens In the museum previous to  this addition were both cracked nnd in  otherwise .poor condition. An interesting item Jn the collection is the number  oi clutches of eggs of various species  of birds with a cuckoo's egg amonj������  them. The Crowk-y collection has added  about 15 per cent, to the species of  birds represented by their eggs In tha  museum, the increase Tjeing especially  marked in Australian forms, in which  ���������tie national collection was previously  ���������weak.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE No. 1658.  Ki'Kiiliir uiveiliiKH lire held in tIir  (.hlilfcllow's Hull on llie Third Kri-  liny nl tiiii'li month, ut ������ p.m. sharp.  MaltliiK brethren eoriliullv invited  A. .1 HNSON, W.M  W.O.BJKNKY, Itce.-Sec.  CHURCHES  MKTIIOniST CIIUKCII, 1IKVKI.STOKK.  1'reiicliiiiK service-, ut II a. 111. anil 7::I0 p. m  Cln*.s iiiuerlin; ut the clone of the liuiriiiiii.  s'.'rviee. Sabbath Scliool nml ]JIlile('lx*ts at :i::������)  Weekly l'ruyev Meeting every Weilnesilav  cvciiinu at 7:30. The public are cordially  invited.   Sent*, free.**  P.ev. C. IjADNi.it, Pastor.  GET IN EARLY  FOR FIRST CHOICE  LOTS NOW FOR SALE IN THE BANNER  .  CAMP OF FISH RIVER  FIELDS  n  The Centre for all the Big Free Milling Gold  Groups of Fish River, Pool Creek, Etc.  ST. l'KTKK.1 Clltll'ril,  ANm.ICAN.  Eight 11.111., Holy ICncliarist; 11 11.111., wa'-'-as,  Miany and Mirmun (Holy lCiuihnri.it llrM Sunday in lhu inontli); '2::Xn Sunday school, or  children's service; 7::!0 Kvpiisouk (choral) and  sermon. Holy Hays���������The Holy KueharlM la  celebrated at 7 a.m. or 8'a.m . as iiniiouneed.  Holy IlaplLsin after Snndav School 111:1:1.'..  c. a. I'Kor iinikk, Kcetiir.  I'UKSBYTEIllAN  f.IIUlieir,  Service every Sunday nt 1) a.m. and 7:110 p.m.  to whieh all arc welcome, i'raver meeting at  8p. in. every Wudnetilnr. " /  Kkv. Vi. C. Caldek, Pastor.  ROMAN  CATHOLIC CHURCH.  ^^a';s   at Ul::iti a. in.,  on  lirnt,  second and  fourth Sundays in the inontli.  lli:V.   KATIIEll   THAYElt.  SALVATION   Al'.MV.  Mentliigevery night Iii their Hall on Front  Street.  H  EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST,  DEF.R HEADS, lilKDS, Ete. MOUNTKD,  Furs'Cleaned ami He.-aireil.  JUST EAST OF   l'UKSBYTEKIAN  CHURCH  Third Street.  For Sale  TWO Residences on McKenzie Avenue,  modern improvements, ?.o00 each on  terms.  TWO Residences on Third Street, east,  convenient for railwav men, J1S0O each,  term*,.  ONE Renldei'ice on First Street, east,  retiiiired f JOU. .-ubjeet to mortgage.  Apply to,  IIA R VE V, M cC AT RE P. 4 PI N V H A  with  en.sv  very  easv  ciish  TIME TABLE  S. S. Revelstoke  Diifins HiL'li Writer*.  Leave Els-hl-MIIe I.iiiuIIiir���������  Every Tuesday ami Friday at C 11. 111  Leave La Porte-���������  Etery Tuesday and Fridav at 'i p.m  Special Trlp> liaiuecn   roiriilitr    alliiiL'-i,  will ho made In any  case   ulicre hn.**l-  offercd warrants ������ame.  Th,.   Company   re-erve    tlie    rlijlit    to  I'lianiru   time    of    .-ui lin-s    without  notice.  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.    ���������  Royal School of ..lines, London.    Seven  vears  at   Mona   Works.  Swansea.   jH7   years  Chief  Chemist   lo Wigan  Coal and  Iron Co.,   Ene.  Late chemist and Assaver, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon.  Ferguson. B.C.  J    A. KIRK.  Domini n and Provincial Land Surveyor.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  E. MOSCROP . . .  Sanitary Plumbing-, Hot  Water  And Steam Heating. Gas  Fittin  Second St., REVELSTOKE,-B.C.  WING CHUNG  Business Lots, $100.     Corner Lots, $150  EASY    TERMS   OF   PAYMENT.  A  Ten   Stamp Mill   and   Diamond   Drills,   Etc.,   are   now  oa   tho   w,ay   to-   Goldfuilda foe   the Northwestern    Development    Syndic ite.      Thin jtieans  that    Goldfields    will    be  the   Biff  -Town  in  that District. " '  '  LEWIS BROS.,  Agents, Revelstoke.  R. F.  PERRY,  Resident Manager.  **************************  Baker and  Confectioner  A full and complete  line of  GROCERIES  A. N. Smill  and Railway Street.  t  X  *  *  *���������  *  *  *.  *  *���������  ���������*������������������  *  *  *  *  *  *  *���������  *  *  *  X  *  *i-  ������*>  J  Cor. Mackenzie Ave.  *  *���������  JTnTi TiiTnTiTiil TiiTiiTiiTiiTiiTnTi T.iThTuTi-**-*-T-T-.w.-t..t,.t.  Jas. I. Woodrcw  TTmr������"a"ci-D  KJJkTKJXl:   A   Fine Stock of Chinese and Japanese  Goods   .lust Arrived  BAMJIOO   CHAIRS,  KANCY TAllLKS,  TKA THAYC,  CHINAWAIIE,  FAXCT (lOOUS,  N.\r'KIN������.  Ti.\xnKHi*.r:iriKF3,  (���������'A.VS.  IN GREAT VARIETY  IN THE  NEW STORE OPPOSITE  THE JOSS HOUSE.  GRAND  FORSLUND,  Master.  R. VV. TROUP,  Mult; aiitf Pursor.  TIME TABLE  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  Ttunning betweon Arrowhead, Thomson's  Landing and Comaplix, roiiiiuuiirjinK Ootofier  11th, 1001, will flail a* lollo'w.s, weather permitting:  Leaving Arrowhead for Thoms'������n'n Landing  and ComupHx iwiuc.duMy���������lulr. and |������k.  Ixsavln^ Comaplix and homsori't Landing  for Arrowhead tvvire daily���������7:l.'������k and 12:*r>k  Making oJoff: connections with all C. P. R.  Htcaniers and Train*),j  The owners reserve the right to change times  of sailingH \\ ithont notice.  The Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Limited  BELGIAN    HARES  The qiiicl������*M hrci-tli-rs .mil jrn*aii*st  money makers   in   llu-  small   slock  line oi'the present (lav.      Full   lii-ed  stock of FASHODAS.  Price���������$6 antl $10 per pair,  according to ajfi*.  THOS. SKINNER,- Uiv.-Ktokc'R. l\  Orange Celebration  REVELSTOKE, JULY 12, 1902,  [iin   \yliich   GoUlon,    Salmon  Arm,  _ Kamloops  and    Revelstoke,   and  I lie   Loyal   Trm*   Blues   ivill   take  part.  LJilXV  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season....   -  All orders promptly Bllod.  Cor"K-iiX'i". KBYBM90KH, B.S  ian  Railway  TRAINS  LEAVE REVELSTOKE  DAILY.  EASTBOUND .-..    8:10      -  '."WESTBOUND.......  17:l.*"i  SOUTHBOUND     8:10.'.  IMPERIAL LIMITED  EASTBOUND.  Sundays���������Wednesdays���������Fvidnvs���������  ���������1:20 o'clock.  westbound!  "Mondays���������Wednesdays���������Sittui'd'ys  ��������� 21 o'cloeli.   .  Fastest Lime -fcStipei'ioT Equipment  82-HOURS TO MCNTREAL-82  STEAMSHIPS  -.   FROM VANCOUVER  TO-  TO-  -CHINAV  -AUSTRALIA  "JAPAN,  ALASKA.  ;   . '  Lowest Rates und Bi.sf, Service to  ������������������tntUfrom-all.-points. ' '   -���������'-���������--���������       For full inforiuuLion, printed  mutter, etc*,., cull on or ndclress,  T. W. Brailshaw,  Agent  tfevKli'-oke.  E, J. Coyle.  Ax.-dst. i:������n.  l'lissenRiir A*.ont  Vancimviir.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  Prompt delivery of parrelc, tmgigiigc, *lc.  to any purl oi il,e city  E2CCtJ"E?,3IO*N"     IlA.I'.E.a  Tn connejtion "witli the celebration  liy the Orangemen in Lhis city on tiie  I2l,h July next, llie (;. P. R. have  Kiaritoil cheap excursion rates from  llu* t'lilliiwiiiK points to Revelstoke and  Velum ;  Aslici-iift   Kamloops   .Salmon  Arm....  Vernon _..  Oolileri .'.  Arrowhenil   $li)T,  :. IT,  1 ft",  H OT,  2 ST,  I OT,  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All orders left at R. .\f. fSmythc's Tobaoeo  tore, or byTeIepbou������ ^o 7 vrlll receive prompt  Hen don. ���������  WOOD  For Sale.  -*������������S^������"K"|S������l.M  $2 Per Load  FJtKI? HUS Mr-IETS ALT. Tl.AINS.  FIRST CLASa   ACCOMMODATIOX.  1IKATRU BY HOT AIH.  HEABONABX.E  ItATEB.  ra-s  ������������**3t  P SUHNS  & GO'Y  Wholesale and Retail De; ilers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     DWiTON/- 'SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAkE IN  SEASON.  /  General Blacksmith,  -Wagon"rMakerr^E5.tc������  DEALER I,V-  r;hatham Wagons, firm. Gray & 3< ans Plows,  Popp Bros.' Plows, Cultivators, Harrows, * Seeders, &c.  ���������*N"r  Jtf.'ck-  IW  ' 'ii  iff  i  .   Brown & Que rin, Props.  lELTSCTIlIC'BELLS AND.LIG 'HT IN EVERY ROOM.     . -���������    .   ���������  irOT31tl.V ST1U2KT OAK .' uAR     WELIv,SUEPL!E������.JlY THIS CHOICHST  MEKTS AT.L   TKAINS.      .     - WI.N'US,   LIQUOU3 AND CIGARS     . .   . .   .".  DOUGLAS STREET.  JReYelstokcB.C.  f'eilnr Conl-wooil���������J.1.M) ilolfvcrcd.  Hiir.livooil at. ciimilly Ion- rutcs.  .Thos. Lewis..  Orrtem left at C. 11. Hiimi! A f*o .   Morrf������ ic  =tftc<l'������. oral mill will liavu jin.ii.pi nttcntlou;  Vor I'urtliur I'.-irticulai-s Write  w. C3-.   ^xxbHTxair,  Kcuonllni; Sec. I,. O. 1,.. lf,r.3,  f'.IIVKI.STllKK, [;. r.  Please ilor/l, try nnd mn tit  out of Lown liv xumling your  orders en.st. VVc must have  your woik i.i (>i-(]r!|. to livi*.  Wo depend ,���������, v.OII fOI, om.  work I liimicrrf liouso.i do  not! Do not allow yonrsplf  to lHirii|ii>il in l,y their peddlers We nho guarantee)  to fjiyc you letter satisfaction liir youi. money.  ia- s. -w-xr,so3sr,  Next the McCarty Block.  LIVE, AND LH LIVE!!! 1 Ucbj������lB������!!������ I  __[__&. I'ARSO^. rreaadent. M. J. O'BRIEN, Managing lMrector  The Rcvelstofef, Wine and Spirit Co.  '   Limited Liability.  ,. . j  it'itHf;     a lull uud complete line of  Scotch and Rye W*l������*   kies, Boahdies, Rums, . 'o  Holland, Old Toon,     London Dry and Plymouth Oins. ,   ..  Porte;, i   jheries, Clarets, Champagne, Liq uaru  Imported and Doswe-   stic Cigars. "  i.  ir  f.  i  ���������"������  is  A Inrgf riinKis of J'olnt r.Rce,  Tuiflie^H nn.I llattcnlnir*-  llrrtliln, Htnrnpr*il Oe.ieii.,  SliunpiMl Linens, Kiiibroliiery  Ncedlcii. Hooks, Sex:.  I'.orlln unil Z<*; >!ivr Wonlc, all  iIikiIuii. SII pp. r folifi, Valtin-  rienct'S I.ftce,  insertion.  Call af thr* _ ^ m.  MADISOiN -PARLORS.  E*������ C**?  '0  Misses Sheppard & Bell ^  ^*3 McKenzie Avenue      oc2:J      &<^   THE    SUPPLY   I     HOUSE    FOR    WORTH    KQ6TEMAY.  I FU! RN itURE  Just nnIo3(  We   now   czrpf.  lietivfen "VVinnipeg-Jn;  you want to bay-cm  REVELSTC  ling Two Large Cars of Furniture,  a larger and   better stock   thap   any House-  <1 Vancouver.    Gome and look round whether  not.   We are stacked full from Floor to Roof  >KE   FURNITURE   CO'Y.  .#7  rt  i'4  r  ffl  l%$  ll^il^  ���������P  nfftinnm I  (J&  m  WORST FLOOD  IN 40 YEARS  i'lr  ���������lit*  ������������������"<���������  Mississippi Levaes Break under  the Unprecedented , Strain-  Loss Will Exceed Forty  Million Dollars.  Kkokuk, lown, July 21.���������The Hood  . ���������rotulitloiiM are much worse today, and  the Mississippi is from two to ten  miles wide, for seventy .mill's below  Keokuk, and is i*Niu������ rapidly. The  Hood is leicbiiiK far outlying farms.  hitherto missed. ��������� The farmer*! in tbe  lowlands on the Missouri side have  lost i-verythinn but their hiui.-et* on  ' hi^h knolls, and a few fields behind the  highest levels. The -JimiiiK1' is nbnvo a  million dollars on the Illinois side,  between here mid Quincy.  Thel.iinii and Hunt levees, opposite  Oanton, Missouri, whitli.pi'otuct many  sr]iinre miles ot corn in Illinois, aie  lieing I'onstanUy palriilleil, and luipes  are entertained tlmt they m.iy potsibly  hold.  The greatest damage is on llie'Mis  souri side of the river, belween Keokuk  and 'Hunnihiil, the flooded territory  covering 300 &(|iiiire miles,-and on  which the corn was estimated at SO  bushels to the acre a few days at_.o.  "Reports today are-lliat in the territory  indicated the loss will be over four  million dollars, chiefly to corn lands.  The- damage done  along lhe' Mi>sis-  sippi.is greater  than was   expected, or  at" first   re'poitedr"    One  tJwnship in  Ibis countv, Green Bay. issix or seven  Teet, under   water.      It contains more  than 11.000 acres of crop.   The families  "  '     there were  driven  out" hurriedly, and  some cattle were drowned.     The levee  ,:>      eight miles north of Burlington, broke  ,���������*.-.    inundating three sqiiareiniles that hud  .- been consideied safe. -   -       -       -  The .Skunk river, the most damnging  tribut'iry of the Mississippi." is - roaring  - down   with   a   flood   appioached   but  twice in. the   history  of   the slate, in  1851 and 1802.    The .witter reached the  record of 1S02, and touched the highest  a-ecord of 1831.     The -river rises in the  -    .centre   of   lown, and  empties into the  ,   Mississippi   25 miles north of Keokuk.  ,> -Eddiville, Ottniiiway and Oopperkare  ,.. ������.. .among, the _ heaviest,.*losers from thi."  -  V'J*-"   *-.-.������' ���������*.-   .'     "     .    ,.  *  . ���������>���������������cause.     .-'-'-,-  Thousands, of   acres are  submerged  in  Apanopse county, Iowa," and there  is   much   small.grain   caught   in   the  'ifields.   ��������� Tlie crop   in   other   phices  is  chiefly corn.     A new,element, which  hns   appeared   all   ovor   the di owned  section of Iowa,  is disease among the  stock, -fiom   the   condition     of     the  pastures overflower slightly, and used  after the temporary subsidence, of the  water."- . '  m  /  IS COMMITTED  J'.iy streak containing Ihu article  complained of and quoted cases to  show that the article was contrary to  law.  MoAiliiins. addressed (he court, not  being represented by counsel, although  Mr. A. 10. MePhilli'ps, K. 0., watched  Uio case in his interest. Uo stated  that be could not comply wil.li the  summons of the eniii-l as ht^ bad no  money willrwhich to conn; to Victoria. The articlo, be said, was  written in the beat of the moment,  and was what, lie considered rellecled  what, tin* people of Sandon were  saying, lie recited tin* I'ncls of the  case of (Jini'Is vs. McOulliiin, biiL"snid  he was mil prepared -lo prove thnt,  there bud been any "pull" exerted.  lie also .'iilinitted lli.il. hn .should not.  have used the word i-nrrupl. llu  tendered mi apology.  Afler considering lhu case the court  passed seuleni'O a.s above, tlhief Justice Hunter ".saying that the court  found tins defendant guilty, ou bis  own admissions, of a serious contempt  of court and of a. scurrilous-attack  upon the court wilh a view to  scandalizing tbe judiciary before tlie  country. Thu statements in the  article in question stabbed tbe court,  in its most vital parts, because it  shook tbe confidence of the public'in  the administration of justice. The  defendant appeared to ho" a'' man of  some education, and should b.-uve  known better tlian ..lo write such in*  article. Not satisfied with one oll'ence  he had repeated it. His apology was  worse than no apology, herau.se be  bad limited it. to one prirl/on of the  offence. His Honor thought (he  court would 'be very reniiss if il.  allowed articles of the sort in quest ion  to pass unchallenged. Ho wished lo  remind JMcAilams -that be ' was not  going,fn be made* a hero of, .its there  -were no heroes in tbe -jails  of Tiritish  CUumbiil. _   ���������'   '     '.' ���������'"  *t .   -. '  Notice.  NOTR'H I.S IIKRKBY GIVEN' Hint  thiity day*, afler date I intend lo apply to  the I lonoi'.'iMo the Chief Couiinissii.iii'i'-oi  Land*, and Works for permission to cut  and carry awav timber I'roni llu* following  described lands i  Commencing at n post planted on the  south side of llio Columbia River, about  one mile lielou* lhe mouth of Canoe River,  and in.-ij.Ui*d " Maude Skene's North-ICast  Corner I'osl;" llience soulh So chains;  llience west So cliains; tlienee north So  chains; ilii'iiee e.'isi to the point ol coiu-  mencemeiil.  MAUDK SKUNK.  Hated this jcjth day of April, 1902.  Notice.  NOT I UK IS IIUnKHYCMVKX Unit  thirty days after date I inienil to apply  lo (be Honorable lhu Chief Ciimiuiss-  inner of Lands and Works for a special  license to cut, and carry away timber  froin the following described 'lauds-,.  .Commencing nt a post planted ��������� on  the east li.'ink of the Columbia Kiver  nboiii. two iiiiles above the mouth of  Wood Kiver, and' marked "Olivia  KobinMin's North-West Coiner lJos!:"  thence south 10 clniins: Ibenee easr. Kill  cliains; llience north Id chain-: theuce  west 100 chains to lhc point of  I'oniiiieiicemeiit.  OLIVIA HOBINSON,  Dated thi.s 25ll.li day of April, li)l)2.  JSTOrT-XCXV.  I, the undersigned, intend ill) days  after date to apply to tbe Chief Com  inihsinnei* of .Lands and Work*:, for a  special licence to cut, and carry away  timber,from the following described  lands:* Commencing at a post  planted on the west side. * of the  Columbia Uiver one mile ' below  Hoyd s Ranch, and marked A. Kdgar's  south eaU, corner post, tbence running  in       n        westerly '_.   direction IU  chains thence north 100 chains tbence  east 10 chains loColumbialtiver tbence  along Columbia. Itiver 100 chains to  place of commencement..  ���������  Dated tbis 14th day of Mav, 1902.  . A. Edgar.  Notice.  NOTICI-: IS 1IKKKHY GIVKN. dial  30 days a I'i ei date I inlend to a|yly i" the  1 loiuirable 1 he Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for pe: mission lo cul and carry  a\\.'iy,limbor from the following described  tract of land in Wesi Kooienay:  Commencing -'it a posi marked "John A.  MeMahon's Soulli-Wesl Corner," planted  al a poinl 160 chains southerly from tlu*  south limit of the lauds oV the Pittsburg  Syndicate situated inn-Ill of Death 1 Rapids;  thence vast .(O chains; Ihence noith ifin  chains, lo llu* south limit of llie lauds ofthe  I'ill shu rjf Syndicate; tlienei1 wesi.10 chains,  to llu* easl hank ol the Columbia .River;  tlienee south along the easl bank of said  river i(><> cliains to lhe ji'tint of couinu'iice-  1 in-ill.  JOHN A. McMAHON.  Dated May 51I1, ujn.*. '  Notice.  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light- bedrooms.,  Notice;:  NO'TICK IS I1ERKHY GIVEN" that  thirty days alter dated intend to apply to  the Honorable the Chief Commissioner ol  Lands and Works for a special license 10  cm aud carry away limber from thc folj  lowing described lands :  Commencing at si/post planted on. lhe  east bank ol* lhe Canoe River, aboul four  miles up v from its mouth, .and 'marked  '���������Olivia Robinson's Noith-East . Cornor  Posl"; thence' west' So chains; ihence  south So chains; thence' east So chains;  thence north So chains to0tlni point ol  commencement. '  _   OLIVIA-ROBINSON.  Dated (his isl clay of May, 1902.    ���������  ,  Notice.  NOTICK IS_1II':RK|:Y GIVKN lhat.  thirty days al"lc"*"d;ilo I inlend lo apply 10  lhe Honorable the Chief Commissioner ol  Lands and Works Ix-ir permission lo cul  antl carry awuy limber Ironi llu* following  described lands :  Commencing ul a post planted on the  south haul; oi the Columbia River, about  one mile below the mouth of Canoe River,  and marked "Henry Lovewell's Norlh-  Wesl Corner I'osl;" ther.re south Su  chains; ilionce easi_ So chains; tlienei1  norlh Uo chains; thence wesi So eliains ui  the poini of ooiiinieiu'eiuoiil.  1IKNRV I.OVKW'Kl.L.  Dated lhis sqtli dn} of April, 190-'.  Notice. j  NOTICE IS IIKREUY GIVEN thai  thirty days after date I intend to make  application lo the Honorable Ihe Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license" to cut and carry away  timber Ironi ; the lollowing described  laiuls :  I oniiiicncing al a posi marked " G., 11  Nagle's Souih-Kasl Corner I'osl, planled  on the north bank oi the Columbia River,  one mile west ol* tjie mouth of Canoe River;  .thence nortii So chains; thence west So  chains; thence soulh So chains; thence  east So chains lo the point of commencement.  G.  B. NAGLK. .  Dated this -29th clay of A.yi.i   1902.-  Notice.  NOTICE IS; HEREBY-GIVEN thai  thirty days after date I intenel lo apply to  lhe. Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands ancl Works for a special license 10  cut and carry "away timber froni the following described lands :  Commencing al a post planted on the  north .bank of'the Columbia River just  above lhc mouth of Canoe River, and  marked "Fred- Robinson's -South-East  Coiner Post;" ihence north vSo chains;  thence west So chains; thence' south So  chains; thence east So chains to the point  o������cot_iinciiccnicnt.    ��������� '  FRED ROBINSON.  Dated this 29II1 clay of April, 1902.  Rates.' $1 "a-day.'  Monthly .Rate.  J. Albert Stone  P.rop.  FOR CONTEMPT  .McAdams._.to  Serve,. 0 Months  .1TOTIOE  Nnllre is hereby given that sitty day- from  ilu'lu hereof '1 ni.teiul 10 apply lo-ilu* Chief  Commissioner of Lands and \\ urlis. nt Victoria,  Ii, 0.. to pui'ehiiie 11-0 iii'ie*. of laiul nn Iiownie  Crook in thu llitf P.eml. iMiniiiietirinir at ti po-t  plained aboul nine miles from '.l.o Colunibin  Kiver on lhe north ea������l side of Boulder Creek  and marked A. \V. 3Ii:Iiitn*>lrs uirthil post. No  1, and l'liiiuhii; north forty i-hiuns to north*  \ve*,i comer post, No. _!,. tlienee .-ii-liiy i-htmis  easl to post No. :i, lli,*nee forty pliains .south to  post No. 4, thenee eighty chains iiosL to poinl  of eoiniueiiceiiii'iit.  Dated the XOth day of .lime, 1002.  A. W. MelNTOSII.  It-T.OTIOTH  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN lhat 3?  days-after date 1 intend to 'apply to the  I Ioiuirablc tbe'Chiel Commissionerof Lands  and Worksfor permission 10 cul and carry  awav timber from the follow ine; desciibed  lands in West Kooienay:  Commencing-al a post marked "E. L:  MeMahon's North-West Corner" planted  on the east bank ofthe Golumbia River at  the south-west! corner of the limber limit  held by Ilenrieiia .McMahon under special  license; thence east 40 chains; thencesouth  160 cliains; thence went .*������3 chains, to the  east bank of the Columbia River; llience  nor.th alonjr the east bank of the said river  160 chains to the poinl of coiiimt*iicenient.  E. L. McMAHON. -.  Dated May 5th, 1902. ������  i-  '5������  and Give-Security'for Future  Good Conduct.  WStlpim   "McAdam,   edifcoj.'   of   'the  Sandon paystreak, lias been sentenced  .   to nine    ������io;ilbs'   tnipiisoiiinent* 'for  conOetapt of. court, and also ordered to  ������������������ give Imnds In tha sum of ������1,000 with  four sureties ������oj- his gcod behaviour,  or, f/> default, knotliei' twelve ninnths  ���������    tu������f*fc<Tf?fnent. McA<1hius was brought  down fffiiti   Sandon   011  a    warrant  issma-i by liv FmH Court, lie iisivinpt  failed   t.o *Lj>pt.Uii'  !,ir   imswer  to   the  euBM>{ou������ -of  ������lu?  fiwui.   Tbe article  ���������W'hicJii rtw cojjrt  Juts  .df.cl.dexl   iv;is n  ������oncewjj|t '   pl   ��������� icoui'Lj      yettA^      w  ' ' fallows',  *" J. K. eta-lie's fei)BvoH3 case against  J.T'eajik Colltwi for fio^miilwion on  tbe   Arlington   deal   has   again i;een  ���������'   postponed ��������� tliis     tiaie   until     next  December.     J. K. has now iboen   28  months   trying    to   break   into   the  British Coiuibbia courts. i?������t owinj.; to  .   Collum's -pull,   cannot   get   his.   pase  "   heard,  and " it   is   evident    that   tbo  . courts intend to continue _Hittit.{_; him  'off on one pretext or another until be  ^dies or quits the game.    *    *   *   \Ve  ' jprf������ie ourselves   on__oiir   Biitish   fair  'pl������y������   but we   maintaiu   a   string   of  judges  who   are   corrupt,   lazy    de-  '   bauched a������4 jt^'ejudicedand we jiermit  ' ��������� them to conduct irffl business of the  '..country in a manner fcliu/t /a  jsiiuply  -. outrageous.      The   two   handed g^n  man is a lessor danger to society  than  .. a corrupt judiciary."  Mr.     Maclean, -deputy    aitorjiey-  jjenernl,    put  in   tlie   copy  of   the  N'otieis l*rliorebj-~-|;lvoh-tlir.l"aixls~ilii>-*i froin-  ilsite hereof I intend npplvlnir In llie Chief  Coniiiii.ssiiiuer o l.autKaiiil Worl;������i ill Vlctorni,  H. 0., to purulinie three liunilri"! and imciu.-  nercs of limil on llijwniii llioek In tho Uif:-  Ituinl, ronniienelng ������t ii pns* plumed iihont  eiylit miles from llie Colniiibi - River mid netir  llie north oust snlo of Houlrlftr llroel; nnd  inurlced .1. 0. Moiit������omer>'.s liniiii! piisi, >To. 1,  tlicnce f.irty eliiilns north to minli-iicit rorner  post Xo. '2, llicnec eighty rluiiiis eiisi to north  cist corner pobt No. :), llierce forlv ilmins  iioiiili to boutli efli-t corner post No. 1, thence  cljihtyclmins west to noliiwifciiiiiineiu'cmem.  Dated ill Kevelstoke iheSUili duy oi .lune IWJ.  J. C. MOXTGDMEKY.  Certificate of Improvements.  ILTOTICiHI.  Notice.  XOTICE I.S HKRBBY GIVEN Lliat  thirty daysafler date L intend to apply  to I.he Honorable the Chief Commissioner of L-inds and AVorks for a special  license lo cut and carrv away tiinber  from the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted on  tbe easl, bank of tho Canoe Rivei,  alum t-r< >m*-miles-up���������from- -its- mon tb-  and marked *'C. li. Skene's Ninth*  Weft Corner Post;'' tbence east SIX  cliainsi'tlicnce south SO chains; thence,  west SO chains: tlienee north 80 chains'  to the point of commencement.  C. Ii. SKKNK,  Dated this 1st day of May, M)')2.   -  Notice.  '��������� NOTJCE IS HEREBY GIVEN .that  thiitv daysafler dale I inlend to apply lo  the Honorable the Chief Commissioner ol  Lands and Works for a special license to  cut and cat ry away . timber I'roni the follow ing described lands :  Commencing* at a post planted on the  east side of lhe Columbia River, about two  miles above the mouth of Wood River, and  marked " Fred. Robinson's South-West  Corner Post"; thence easl 1G0. chains;  llience''north 40 chains; thence west 160  chains; ihence south 40 chains to the point  of commencement.  ���������FRED ROBINSON.  Dated this 29th day of April, 1902.  Kilnn, Alice nnd > nrlnml Minernl clniins.  .sjtiuiic In lhe Hi*vcl*-tok._* Mlnlni; jJlvl-.io.in_  Wt.������t Kootenny DiMrict.  Where Incited :���������Laformc Creek. Bin nenil.  TAKE NOI'llii; thtn I. Vi. I*:. Mcl.iuiclilin,  Free Miner's Certificate. No. ]'.. i'.TjTO, intend,  ���������ixtv dft*.s from llie dntc InTtor. t - upply 10 the  MiniiiB Keeorder for 11 CertilliHte 01 Improvements, for the purpose of oblainlii-^ n*" Crown  Grant of the above cln. m������. .  And furtrcr take noiue* that action, under  ucctioii 'ii. inui,t be coiiimeiired before tlie  Issiianeo of'surli Certificate of Im.-roiciucut*;.  Billed tills llltii day of *Iiil>, A.U., 1'.h>2  - W, e. }!cf..\L-CHl.i:--.  Certificate of Improvements.  3STOTIGE3  Sbauirocl.-, JIni.-it���������ii!,'i, Falrview, Maple  I.t'iif. Arnliiiui. JJclrlipr, a;id Victoria IV  mineral claiais. iiUiitiif in tne Kcelstokc  JIIiiiiik Division of i������ e.-t Kooliiiav.  Where located;���������Tin* SJinjiirock nn;l Jlam-  moth miner**.! claims, ai tlie head ol Ctiiiip  Creek. Ini round H(y- Basin. Hig Bend, The  falrview and Maple i^af i,iincral i*lniui������. ai  head ot the W������*st l-'ork of )li*Ci:lliiiii.li Creek,  knoun as ltnrrett Cr.������ek; the Arabian, Kelelier  and Victoria IV tiiiueral claim* on Oraham  Creek, nt tin* head waters of llie West, fork of  French Creek.  TAKK NOl'ICK that I, Florence McCarty.  Free Miners' Certificate No. 11. i.7.2!l intend  nixtv ila\s from the dale hereof to apply to the  Mining Keeorder for certitii-utes of iihprove-  iix,??.;.s for the purpo*-e of olitainiiie Crown  (irftiumif ;J,2������1i<h-c claims -s  AND Ffrltl'HiJK ���������;'.) K NOTICK thntaclion  under Section :>7 miirt I.v u.p!incnce.t before  llie issuiinec of such "Certiilcafiis ol *..3?rove-  menta. ���������  Hated th ������ lir.H dav of J.ilv. A. 11, ISui  "KI.ORKSCE McCArtTV.  NOTIOE TO  CREDITORS.  In the matter Of ihe Estate of Thomas  Edwin Horne, Iale of the City of Revelstoke, deceased.  NOTICE is hereby si*, en that all creditors and others havinj; claims against the  estate of lhe said Thomas Edwin Home,  who died on or about the 21st May, 190J,  are required,-on or before the 15th day of  Auiriist, 1902. to send by post prepaid, or  deliver 10 Messrs. Harvey, MeCarter _t  l'inkliain. of lhc City 'of Revelstoke,  solicilors for the administrators of the  esiale ofthe said deceased, their addresses and descriptions, the full particulars of  their claims, lhe statement of. their  accounts and lhe nature of the securities if any held by them.  And further take notice that after such  last mentioned date thesaid administrators  will proceed to distribute the assets of the  deceased among the pi-n-tii*^ entitled  thereto, having regard only lo l|ie plajms  of which lhey shall then have notice, and  that tiie said adinini^tratprs will ppt be  liable foj- ilje snid assets or any pari  thereof 10 any person or persons of whose  claims notice shall not have been received  by them at tbe lime of such distribution.  Daled ihe 20th daj- of June, A.D., 1902.  HARVEY,   McCARTER &  PINKHAM^  Solicitors for  the   Administrators  of   the  E^jate of Thomas Edwin   Home,   de-  Notice.  NOTICE. IS HEREBY GIVEN "'that  thirty days afterdate I intend to apply to  lhe Honorable the.,Qhicf Commissioner ot  Lands and Works for a special license to  eul ancl'carry away.liiiiherl'10111 the following described lands : _.    .   .        .  "_  Coiiuneiiciiie; al a post planted on the  east side ofihe Canoe River and alongside  of the Canoe River trail, about one mile  above the iiionth~of Harvey Creek, and  marked '* C. JR. .Skene's South-West  Corner I'osl;" thence noith 80 chains;  thence west So drains; thence south 80  chains; theuce east So chains lo the point  of commencement.  ,';  v '        ' C. R. SKENE.  Dated this isl day of May, 1902.  THE TOWNSITE OF  IS NOW ON THE MARKET.  2oo -������Lots on Sale��������� 2oo  l'.UY  Mil-OKI-:  YOU SLliliP.  CIRCf.t"' CITY  i.s Uio Terminus ��������� of   thc   proposed    Railway   already   surveyed  via  the   Lardeau  Creel*:  with  fori*:  10 that  point.  CIRCLl*!* CITY  i.s beautifully situated at the base of  ihe  Lardeau  Pass,  Galena  and Surprise Creeks.  CiRCLK CITY  i.s   absolutely   surrounded    by    Mininfj    Properties   now   under  Development. .....  Splendid  Water   Power  Wliich will be utilixed next Season  by Concentrating Plants.  SEND FOR PARTICULARS AT ONCE  TO THE GENERAL AGENT,  G. B. BATHO,  Ferguson, B. C.  ������**������*s������*������������t������.>!'������'*.������**!'������*������**r^  ������?'  Thc Smelting Centre of the Similkameen Valley.     Backed by the payrolls of two  gigantic coal companies and the Copper arid Kennedy Mountain Mines.  ' *"*^ '", 'Surrounded by the following resources: Coal, gold, copper, silver and a fine agri-  cultural'country. Large herds of cattle, fruit in abundance, with a climate almost southern  and all'that'could be'asked. *       ���������/       "  .ASHNOLA is owned and backed,by the payroll of tlie Similkameen Valley Coal .Company, Ltd.,  which is a guuvanteudn itself of its success. Tbe equipment antl development of their coal mines, instilling  of water, electric light and power plants are already arranged for. The development of the Ashnola Coal  Company's mine by tbe Eastern Capitalists wbo have established their payroll ab ASHXOLA, makes it the  coining city of the interior ol! British Columbia. o ���������'' ��������� >  Oil y of Wonder, Progress and Great Prosperity  Lots in Ashnola are safe investments,   ln Blocks 1 to-t and 13 to 20 the pi-ice  will be advanced 2oc.  pei month until May 1st, 1002, and to ten per cent, in the remaining blocks.    The present price is from $50 16 .  $225     Twenty-live per cent, cash, three, six and nine months without interest.  .    Arrangements are already completed for Eight buildings, including cottages for the Employees of  jthecompany at Ashnoja.   This work will be under full headway by May 1st.        -"--..  Four years ago the Crow's Nest Shares could lie bought and were sold at 11 cents. ��������� Today thev are"  quote 1 at $80.00.    With the advent of .transportation, Similkameen Valley Coal  can  lie delivered at'anj-  point in West Kootonay or Vale as cheaply as by any other Company in Canada. '   "       -   . .,'. -'  FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY TO *  '  SIMILKAIVBEEN   VALLEY   COAL   CO.,    LIMITED.  '.    ��������� -NELSON, B. C���������  ���������   .*    -  9&JH^JHHHf***������&W*X**^^  I  Notice,  NOTICK IS HEREBY C.IYICN" that  thirty days afii*r,dalc I intend lo apply to  the Honorable lhc Chief Commissioner of  Lands aiul Works fiir a' special license to  cut and carry away timber from ' lhc following described lands: ,  Coinineiicine; al a post planted on the  wesi bank pi" |h'c Columbia' Hiver, just  below the mouth of a larye creek al.oul  one half mile above Peterson's Ranche,  and marked " Henry Lovewell's South-  East Corner Post; llience west 80 chains;  Ihence norlh So chains; thence easl So  chains, more or less, to the bank of the  Columbia River; tlicnce , following the  bank ofthe Columbia River to the point oi  comipenpcnient.  HENRY LOVEWELL.  Dated this -jtli day of Mny, 1902.  Certificate of improvements  IsTOTICE.    '  -=��������� Goldun-Hill-Mineral-GIaini. Situate-in  the Revelsloke. Mining Division of Wesi  Kooteiuiy District. Where localed:���������In  Ground Hog Basin, on McCullongh Creek.  TAKE NOTICE that 1, C. H. 11 uni..,  Kree. Miner's _ Certilicate No. H6718S, intend, sixty days Ironi the. date hereof, lo  apply to the Minin_f Recorder I'or a Cerlilicale or Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaininir   a   Crown   Grant   of the above  , * - *-  claim.  ��������� And further lake notice that, action,  under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such Certificate of  Improvements.  Daled thi.s 1 Gth day ofjiine, A.D., i.jo  C.   H.   I IU ME.  Notice.  ce.-.M*.i.  id  Annual General Meeting,  The a.nnur.1 jcneriil picetinc of the Re.cl-  ���������iK.ke IlOf-pitol Society u ill bo _hi*ld at Firi*  llall No. 2 on MoiKlHy, Aneiiit 4th. wri. at 6  p. m , for the j������urj>cM_ of eleotinp; trustees for  the cn-'xiinc: and ceneral bin-ines***.  Corporation   of   the City  of Revelstoke.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tbat  thirty days after datel intend to apply  to the Honorable'the Chief Commissioner of Laiid.sand AVorks foraspecial  license to cut and carry away timber  from the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted on  tl������i >yest l>ank of the IJn'pmbia- River,  about on.'r quarter nf a mile bolq-iv the  mopth of Seven Mile Creek, about six  miles above jVath Itaplds and marked  "Maude Skene's South-East Corner  Post;" thence west 80 chains; thence  north SO chains; thence oast"80 chains.  All persons who liaje��������� stiWrfbcd ?"> or up-   moie or less to the  west  hank   of  the  -narils   to������nri4.������ the fufliii of  the fneiety nre   p.,,,,,,1,;., Pivev* llixnrp frillnivirwr   H>������.  entitled to 1-e present ami >oteonall matlcM I Columbia I*'1-" , tlicnce UillowmK   the  bank  of the  Columbia River to   the  point of commencement.  MAUDE SKENE,  -   Dated this 5th day of May, 1002.  ZLTOTIOIE!  NOTICE is hereby fjive that the first  silting-of the annual Court of Revision ot  the Municipality of the Gity of Revelsloke  will bo held in' tbe City'Clerk's Oflice.  Revelstoke, on I'Viday, the Kirst day of  August, 1902, at 10 a.m., for the purpose  of hearing- complaints against the Assessment as made by the Assessor, and for  revising arid correcting Ihe Assessment  Roll for lhe \-ear 1902.  CHARLES ERSKINE SHAW,  Clerk Municipal Council.  Revelstoke, B. C,   June 2ist, 190.2,  Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner.  Vo John T. Moore or 10 anyone to whom he  mny liavc triiii������fi'rreil III* iiiterests in the  (jiluian Kriictloiitil  mineral claim, situate  In tlici.iinlcau Mining Division.  . .Vou are hereby notitlcil that 1 ..upended tne  ���������aim or one~liniiilrcil_iinil'--sovcri���������ciollarir-anil*  lifty eents C.lOT.rxi) In lalior anil  money on the  be.oreineiiiiontiil mineral claim,- in order to  hold sniil mineral claim utulerScctia;! 24 of the  Minernl Act; anil it within ninetv tlavi,  (90)  frum tlio ilaie of thi*. notice, vou .ail to contribute > our i.ropon 1011 ul such  expenditure,  together   with all com** of advertising, your  inuresl iu ������al.l.mineral claim will become the  1 roperty of ihe imdirslcncd. under Poction 4  01 ..11 .\el  entitled ������������������  Au   Act  to   amend ihe  I'lncral Act, lf'Oil."  Dated   at coinaplis," li. c,   tills  15th day  of  April, A. 11., lwri.  JOSEPH  BEST,  Co-OWnor.  9 -&S---* UNION *gSX\  %   Cigar   Factory   %  g REVELSTOKE,   B.C. ^  m H. A. BROWN,   Prop, g  M) Brands:                       ^  M OUR   SPECIAL  and THE   UNION M  |p   ^  ^) 111  ��������� ��������� ALL   GOODS   UNION   MADE ^  W) -                       (sla  pre*-e  -hroiieht before ilie  meeting, and all such are  invited to t*e r*-***enl.   ���������  p. P.. AfKIXS.  41 Hon. Sec.-Trea*..  NOTIQE.  The Double Eagle Alining and Development Co., Limited  Liability.  NOTICE is hereby given that the / nnual  General Meeting of the Shareholders of  this Company is ill be held at their oflice. in  rcrtjuton, B. C, oirThurs lav. Jnlv 10th, lWi,  at -2 p. m.. for the transaction of "all business  connected with the Company, and ihetransfer  bnokn of the company will be closed Irons  June 25th, 1902.  A. II. UQLDiCH,  Secretary.  I************111111111111 *  I PELLEW-KARVEY, |  BRYANT & GcLMAN  Mining Engineers  -       and Assayers,  VANCOUVER.iE.C.      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N'eat, Clean and Attractive  Work Guaranteed.  Job  Printing  All the latest faces in' type  At the Herald Office"  ������������>3������������������SG������C*y������S������'^^  ALEX. McLEAN & CO  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  Te=t< made up to 2,000 lbs.-  A speclaltv made of cheetiQE Sroellei  Pulps.  .Samples from tho Intvtior \,y so ail or  express promptly attended to.  Correspondence soliclted-  VANCOUVfft, B. C.  **l T **1 MI HUH! TIHWIII  Agents for the  I  g  Mason &RiscliPiaiQ  |  OITICB AT ������"  J. McLeod's Residence *  SECOND STREF.,   EAST.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  / 1  r������  Hi  SH  -.���������zi^\ 'THE TOMATO   IN ENGLAND.  *&& Had lieen nn Oi'iiuuiellt ln the Kitchen  Gardens for Over u Century.  Horace Townsend -writes from London, May 8, to tho Philadelphia Led-  __rer:  Not so very many years ago it was  ���������almost as difficult to find a tomato in  en English green grocer's shop ae to  discover the proverbial needle in tho  traditional hay stack. The tomato was  not altogether unknown in England, <|  ior it had been an ornament of old-  tfashiored kitchen gardens In tho  southern counties for over a century,  "but as a serious article of diet it was  mot a: all considered. It ie probably  ������iue to the missionary efforts of the  .American people lhat the tomato today holds a prominent place in tho  cuisine of all but the most conservative  .English households. There are, ot  course, Englishmen who will arguo  ���������with you that because, when Lhey wero  children, they some times ate a tomato  on some rare and exceptional occasion.  American can lay no claim to having  ������ducaxed her elderly relative even in  so trifling a matter as the consumption  of tomatoes, or lovo apples, as the English name used to lie for them. The  lact remains, however, that the English have bravely got over their former  antipathy to the vegetlble���������60 much so,  indeed, thai one large fruit grower has  Btarted what is probably the largest  establishment ln the world for growing  tomatoes under grass. The English climate does not allow of the ripening of  the plant In the open air until late in  the summer, but the English appetite  ���������demands a supply of it In the early;  ���������months of spring. Hirtherto' the Continent and the Channel Islands have supplied this demand; now the market  gardener in question has determined  ���������not only to break the record in the sizo  . of his green-houses,-but-todrive the  foreigner out of the English tomato  market. He has expended something  like $100,000 in starting his experiments. He has built ten enormous  Kreen-houses each nearly a thousand  jeet long and forty feet wide, and7  when I went down to see them the  ���������other day I found that seven were already filled with tomato .plants. So  enormous are ��������� these houses that the  work of preparing the soil is done by  a. three-horse -plow, as though it wero  an open -,-: field. Already ; nearly . fifty,  thousand -tomato plants are all a-grow-  Ing and a-blo-,ving, and/next year, I  ���������was told, ten more green-houses of the  same size will be built, all to be devoted  Ao tomatoes alone. It may be of interest to add tha.t the only varieties  jplanted are the "Challenger" and the  '"'Chemin Rouge," which the grower in  ���������question considers the best for crop,  ond* quality. Within a month he ex-^  .peots to,be sending tons of tomatoea  to the London market every week.   ,.  Pennies by the Ton.  When one has put a penny in the  riot and got his correct weight or 11  piece erf cliocolaite, he seldom thinks  of the thousands of other pennies dropped that very hour into  other machines. The companies  thait own these "nutoTnaitlc vendors"  receive tons of pennies, which they can  turn back into circulation only through  the United States Subtreasury, since  banks refuse to handle pennies unless  they are counted and packed ln rolls,  and the slot-machine companies would  have td hire a large force of clerks to  do this, and that would curtull their  profits. The problem of counting pennies for deposit in the Subtreasury Is  simple. They aro welched like so many  bullets on a scale, which registers not  pounds and ounces, but dollars and  cents. The collections from the slot-  machines do not go directly to be  weighed. The c-oln Iiuh first to l>o sorted, for lt Is mixed with .-ill kinds of re-  l'use���������lead weights, buttons, bangles  and counterfeits, put Into the slot either ln a spirit of mischief or to dafraud  tho company. T.he boys who do this  sorting wear antiseptic gloves, for the  coins are very dirty and likely to  spread disease. The refuse from the  sorting process Is usually .valueless, although now and then gold pieces, bits  of Jewelry, gold and silver oharms engraved with tender Inscriptions find  their way Into the Iron throat of the.  machine which swallows only copper  ��������� cent*.* Hundreds of -German pennies  and many coins of higher value are  found in the machines, put there  through carelessness, for In these cases  ther* can be no intention to cheat;  there Is nothing., lower than a cent.  Counterfeits 'abound. T.he cost of making is not great, and the per cent, of  profit is large. People seldom take the  trouble to look carefully at pennies, so  counterfeits pass easily. On* the Bowery in New York and at Coney Island  from one to two per cent, of the'copper  in circulation Is said to be spurious. So  the owners of the penny-in-the-slot  machines have more trouble with the  , actual money they receive than men in  any other business. Making change re-  Heves 'a street-car company from receiving nothing but nickels, but the  penny-in-the-slot company must tak'_  the actual copper stuff and turn i tin to  more convenient form. On lower Broadway it is no uncommon sight to see ;-���������  wagon load of pennies going., to tin.*  Treasury, inappe.arnnce only a. load o;  .canvas sacks, 'but really a -clumsy'embarrassment of riches.  A Believer in the Birch.  Another Curt) for-Balky Homes.  'Ab told iH a New York letter, ,a driver ot a truck was in great distress in.  front of the Judge building, in New  ii'ork. one .day recently, because hia  iorae balked crosswise of the street  and caused not only a loss of his time,  l>ut also blocked traffic. : All the usual  devices to get the stubborn animal to  move were unavailing, and a crowd,  toad gathered of considerable size to  h^atch the proceedings. W. J. Arkell.  proprietor of Judge, was attracted to  the scene, and as the Tribune .relates  it,:he said to his brother Bariett, who  sat ia his cSce: "I will bet $100 to  10 cents that; I can go out and start  that horse in two minutes." Bartlett  immediately took the, bet and the money was placed in ihe hands of the private secretary.  "XV. J. Merrill and two Arkells started  tor the street.    \\\  J. Arkell  picked  jnp two handfuls. of sand and'asked tlie  ���������driver to hold the horse's head still. |  could   not  help, venturin.  Tien he packed each, of the horse's  costrils full cf the sand, and almost in-  ��������� stantly the horse began to sneeze and  ,;6tart"Nvith a rush..to. the, great.delight  ;' of the driver, ainid .the shouts of tha  ..iy-staaders. Mr; Arkell, the winner,  says he doesn't read the London Lancet  '.tor nothing.   -.- ,"';"' :. ���������'���������'.  :.;'.There ��������� are,.- two ::very: -amusing"' lititli/  anecdotes./. in tiie ;ne*wl;y:-: published,  "Memoirs'^vof^^H-e^^^Yphvv Busch,";  who lived tor years in'the;.confidence  of :7PriTice .von'; Bismarck; :. It-appears  that"' the iron Chahcellor was not ; ten-  der- to7 his two- sons when tiiey/ were  little,���������;:and.;.-spanked',..-tlieni :sfpr:;^;vthe  slightest 'offence. --Once -Herbert"and  "Bill" had been - caught7 stealing: nut's  in the'garden of fa, neighbor,?who,':full  of. respect''���������'-.for.'.the-������������������little-.*.'-gentlemen7,  only.scolded:them mildly./,.//./Lyy'Ly,.  :^At,t^at very'niameht) however, Bismarck: and Moritz:Busch: put in an appearance. "What!"-'*- cried/the ::stern  father;, "is that; all; you. find to;say to  these little scoundrels'!. Please*.cut; onv  of the most elastic branclies from youi*  despoiled : tree,-.and.'-. give,,: t-hem, .ii rid o'/  my'���������.���������yeryeyes,/the -best thrashing thai7  they ever- had. : And, depend upon. It,.  when * I :do,.it ^liiyseif * I do not spare  them!" --..There was no..'getting but of  it; so the neighbor set about the7: task'���������  as tenderly:as; possible,7- but������������������������������������Bismarck,':  stamping with .his foot, kept on ..crying, "Goon! Go on! Tou coward!',' till  the wretched farmer, excited by the:'  commanding voice, hit soiliard that the  boys asked:��������� lor. mercy. : - A-7_:LLLyy,.,  Herr. von: Busch was. indignant, and  a. few: ob-i  The. r-.y!������y Moth.  __- gndeavors to exterminate this pe^t  Biave, eince 1V.*U, c05t_"tHe_^Iassacn'S"  fsetts State Board of Agriculture $700,*  000.  Professor C. H. Fernald, of the board  in an interview,  is reported to have  said that ihe'territory covered by the  gypsy   moth   is   about   two   hundred  ..square miles. They are in about twenty towns in Eastern Massachusetts and  this territory has been attacked from  the outside tili a-iout half the area ha:  ���������bsen cleared. The cost of extermination  as   estimated   by   Professor   Fernald,  would  be ������200.000 each year, for flve  years; 410:>,0������j0 yearly for another five.  jeare, ami a':.-out fl.~*.000 yearly for the  third five years., The moth eats everything    jlia t    gTOws,    except    tobaccc  'leaves.   Professor Howard is to iuves*  '��������� ;,-^'e tii matter farther this sum,iiei  for iho ".< cio'.ary of Agriculture, Wash*  'I'ci'o.i, nnd if his report is satisfact-  tory  ihe burden of the work may b������  -.tal.-n 'up by the na'lonal government.  If pureed carefully, Professor Fernald  eay.-5.thi. war against the moth may b������  ccmp'.sc 1 within the first decade of the  twentieth century, so that nothing h\J  future importation need be feared.    .  >   Apalit.������t i'ree Seed*.  ^Secretary Hastings, of the Florida  State Horticultural Society, has for-  ���������warded us a copy of a resolution prsscd  ���������iy that society condemning the free  ���������Kslribution of seeds by the govern*  ^anent, as now conducted, and recora-  ���������mending that Congressmen use theii  efforts to have the appropriation now  anode for this purpose applied to the  *c_entific work of the Department o!  Agriculture In investigating diseases  mud insect enemies of plants grown foi  ������ommericial purposes throughout the  -United Statu.  servations. , "Bah!"- Bismarck answered, "you are too .much of a sentimentalist, arid* seem to ignore that the  birch'7 is'������������������the salvation of our-German  children. Look at. the Prince Imperial  himself! The -birch never for a moment leaves the back of- the,-chair : of  Fraulein I-I.,- his governess,, who obeys  orders, but hates beating her/august  pupil." G  Then, choking with: laughter, the  Prince���������went��������� on --^One-day��������� the���������poor,  kind lady,' after having administered a  severe correction .to Wllhelm,' said,  'Believe ine,7 your Highness, it ��������� hurts  rne more than it hurts you when I  have to punish you so.' The boy  shrugged his shoulder*.*--, looking somewhat Incredulous.':: A little : later, : at  luncheon time, wihen all the family  was. gathered round the table, he  suddenly said to the governess, Is  your back better?' On whicli Princess  Victoria kindly asked her what was  the matter with her back. 'Not much.  I hope,' quickly answered the mJs-  i chlevous , .hoy who Is now Emperor,  'for I scarcely-feel mine now, .but you  see, mother, Fraulein H. haa such a  srympnthetio hack- tha.t It hegins to  hurt her directly she commences to  cane me, and she performed on me  thLs morning.' "  Mainly About People.  "There was a witty'fellow out In a  Michigan hosplftal," says Representative William Alden Smith, "who had  to be fec^on a dally diet of egg and  sherry. His physician asked him how-  he liked It. 'It would be all right, doctor,' he said, 'If the egg was as new as  the sherry and the sherry as old as tho  egg.' "  Ii Is related that once, when the Earl  of Lauderdale was at dinner with King  Charles, he remarked to the King:  "There Is a good saying, limit tools  make feasts and wise men eat them."  'There Is another as good," replied tho  Karl oC*"Bli:it'tesbury; "wits make jests  mil Cools repent them;" and the King  idvised Lauderdale to make sure of his  nun in future.  During the recent street car strike ln  ���������it. Louis, Professor Hyatt, the weath-  ir observer, was about to get on  i cur, when u member of the  ii-lko committee stepped up to  Jim and asked If lie Intended rld-  ��������� iig on the car. The processor replied thnt such was his Intention. Tlie  striker sought to persuade him not to  ride, but he started to get oni the car.  "Well, If you ride on-thint car we will  withdraw ���������our pii'tronage from you,"  said-the.striker. "I don't care whether  you patronize me or not. I'm In the  weather business," replied Professor  Hyatt, and he entered the car.  In a Georgia justice court a colored  witness was asked to name the time a  difllculity occurred. "Hit wus. in fodder pullin' time, suh," he replied. "You  don't understand me," said the judge.  "I mean, what time was St by the  clock?".-������������������������������������ "bey warh't no clock dar,  suh,'' said.the, witness. "Weill, by the  sun, then?" "Now," lexclaimed fhe  witness, .triumphantly, "sence you hez  come right down ter business I'll "tell  you plain: Ef de sun had ,been a-shln-  In' hit would er been 'bouL two hours  en a half by sun; but en de sun didn't  Show his face 'tali dat day, I couldn't  say fersartin des-what time hit wuz!"  At the funeral of a lawyer of state  reputation, who\lived and practised in  a town not far from Philadelphia, and  who-was known; among his friends as  an unbeliever, an eminent gentleman  from Philadelphia reached the house  after the minister had' begun ithe sermon. Notknowing how far the service  had progressed, he accosted7 a well-  known7 Quaker of the town, who. was a  friend of the deceased,: and who'was  noted .for.:.h!s great sense of humor,  and, leaning over his-shoulder, asked  in a whisper: "What part ot the services have they reached?" To which  the Quaker, without a smile, replied:  "Just opened for; the,defejice."  A story of poor Aurelieh Scholl, who  lately joined the majority, gives a  good idea of the caustic humor which  made him an oddity'among French'  vjriters. At a celebrated cafe���������not, I  think, the Maison Doree", though' .ho  was at one time a great supporter of  M. Verdler's, alas! moribund establishment���������he was offered a*-Burgundy,  which was praised "by���������the host as "true  velvet," but had, ln , fact, become a  little sharp with age.' "Yes,", said  Scholl, after tasting It, "velvet, but  with pins in it!" Soon after came "a  Bordeaux, said on the same authority  to be' "the most generous wine7 in his  cellar." "It Is," was this lime the verdict, "for it has given away all- its  good qualities!"  Magistrate Devoy, In the jryrtle  Avenue Court, Brooklyn, recently had  four darkies .who were caught dn a  gambling raid before him. The first of  the lotto be .brought ltd thebar was an  .undersized man, with a comical face,  as black as night.; :The'.-dialo'gue* between the magistrate and the -prisoner  created 'some imerrl'ment In the court.  "What is' your name?" enquired: the  magistrate, sternly. "Mah name's  Smiff," replied the darky. "What is  your profession?" "I'se a locksmiff by  trade, sah." "What were you doing  when the: police broke into the: room  last night?" "Judi*-*-', I was pursuin'  mah profession. I -was makin' a bo'.t  for the door." "Ofiicer," said the ma=r-  isirate, with a -merry twinkle in his  eye. "lock Smith up."  The Sate Sol Smiih P-ussell had three  young nieces living ln the West, of  whom he was very fond. On one occasion, so the siory goes, he took the  youngest of them for a walk and  Tbdtfs-risrher-sorffiT"MKvay '"&B~ the_agree-=:  ment that it was not to he eaten until  they reached her h.^me-. They started,  but before Shey had gone-far: the little  girl proposed, "Let's wun!" Her uncle  declined, and there was long pleading,  all to 'no purpn-K-e. Finally, the little  girl stopped, knelt dow-n on the pavement, and offered "��������� u-p '���������' the petition:  "Dod, pleafe make Uncle Sol wun."  It was simply a question of my losing  my dignity, or her losing her faith In  God," said Mr. P.ussell, in relating the  Incident, "so we ran o-t East as we  could for home."  A Dramatic Moment".  A't tihe close of the Crimean War the  I>uke of ' Cambridge, who had  ta-ken command in the albeen*ce of  Lord Itaglan, went in person to  Marshal Canrobert lo invite fhe French  ofllcer to review the Knglish troops. It  had not occurred to His Highness that  the date fixed for the review was June  IS, the arjjiiversary of Waterloo. Nor  indeed at the moment did 'Marshal;  Canrobert pay any heed to the date.  At the time agreed upon Canrobert  was on the ground in full parade uniform, accompanied by -his staff. The  Knglish army was drawn up in long  file; to the right, the Guards, with their  long, hairy "head-gear; then the Highlanders, with their feather-trimmed  caps, their strange costumes and their  bagpipes, and with sounds stranger  Btlil; and last the infantry, with their  tufted shakos and their red tunics with  white gimp. The sun was beaming  brightly, causing the arms to glisten,  and the flags waving in the wind were  all covered over with names embroidered In gold. It was n superb spectacle.  The Duke of Cambridge asked the  marshal to take the right of the line of  battle���������It was the Guards who occupied  It���������and reviewing ollieers' began to  move along In front of their ranks.  Having got level with the first battalion, Canrobert saluted It. At the  same moment the ling was lowered to  return his salute, and on the unfolded  tissue he read, In large letters:  "Ramilles, Malplaquet, Les ATaplles,  Vittoria   .   ;���������-������������������.���������'��������� Waterloo."  Those were precisely the most disastrous days of vthe history of France  that Canrobert, a French general, was  thus compelled ,to salute on the anniversary of Waterloo, in the midst of  English generals who had fought there.  He was unable, do what he could, to  repress the emotion that-was choking  him during that second. Cold shivers  ran through'his -body; ..the hand: with  which he held "his hat while saluting  trembled like a dead leaf.  Still, anxious to,let nothing of all-that  appear, he went on *saluting,,one after  the other, down, to ' the: very:: last of  them, the -colors on which he. could always read:  "Les Arapiles, "Vittoria . . . .Waterloo."  As may be imagined, Canrobert's  emotion was.all the more: powerful 'that  ���������he was constrained to keep it1 do^n.  1 When it was all over lie was obliged to  pull hirps^elf together in order to shake  hands with the Duke of Cambridge, to  tender liitn thpinks, to offer him congratulations. -  His Highness was far too quick-)  sighted not to have noticed what he  had gone through, and far too *tactful  to make the faintest allusion to it. But  from that day onward, whenever  French ofllcers were invited to review  the English army, the colors remained  under cover, and neither Sai-nt-Arnatid,  Pelissier nor -Caurohert had in the fu  ture 'a similar ordeal to go through.  Salt, Sulphur and Llxnc Wanli.  To make thi; wa3h, which is extensively used in California as an inseo*  ���������tielde, take ten pounds of lime, twentj  ���������pounds of sulphur and twenty gallons  ���������of water; bci! until tbe sulphur is dissolved. Then take the remaining fit  ���������teen ponndE of lime and salt, slake an;  -������dd enough water to make the whol  i������lity gallons;, r,train and spray v.-itl  'it while milk warm. This wash ha.  no injurious effect on the buds or oi  the trees.  The Glass Eye.  The following good story comes from  Ceylon:���������A tea-planter���������ho had a glasm  eye���������was very desirous to go and have  a day's shooting with a friend, but he  knew -that Immediately the nativcn,  who were at work on the plantation,  got wind that he was -away, they would  not do a stroke of work. How was he  to get oft?���������that was the question.  After much thought n.n idea struck  him. Going up to the men, he addressed them thus: "Although I myself will be absent, yet I shall leave  one of my eyes to sen that you do your  work." And; much to the surprise and  bewilderment of the natives, he took  out1 the glass eye and placed lt on the  stump of a tree land left. For some  time the natives worked like elephants, now and th'en casting furtive  glances at the eye to see If It was  still watching, hut at last one of them,  seizing the tin in which he carried his  food, approached the tree, .-/id gently  placed it over the eye. As soon as  they saw that they were not being  watched they nil lay down and slept  peacefully until sunset.  Mrs. ���������Hicksy (who is entertaining her  little son's playmate, aged five, to dinner)���������Willie, can you cut your own  meat? Willie (who Is struggling with  a piece on his plate)���������Yes, thank you  (with a desperate saw at the beef).  I've cut quite as toush.nit.at. an this at  borne.���������Glasgow "Evening Times."  . Patronage.  The Impressionist had finally sold  one of his creations. A brother artist  who had arrived, or, as we say, "got  there," not only persuaded one of his  own customers to buy a painting by  the less' successful man/at a good  figure;."but got him an Invitation to  visit the patron'.**.;house to see the picture as It hung on the wall.  It was e, painting of a sky. a. bridgo  and a stream, and as they stood before it the purchaser fairly exhausted  his vocabulary of ant In expatiating on  the;nnturalness of the water and tho  poetic beauty of the sky. The man  who hail done the painting smiled and  smiled, but at the same time mopped  bonds of perspiration from'his brow.  Finally he got his friend into the hallway .".nd  th,ere  exploded.  "Good gracious!" he -. groaned.  "They've hung my /"picture'"upside  down!"  -/;?/^ailroad;;Se^  /..One"':/of ';/the :::-.rec^nt/_ safety i,equi:p;0  ments ;/:; of .;'.:'���������;the:'!': fast.',-, .mail-trains':,  ���������whicjhLLot:/necessity ��������� run7:,7ait/:a/,higi;  ratei .of speed -tlhrbugih* the night, .is the-  "electric search-light.;/A.:'riumber/of. en*;  :gines"ori the. leading;;roads/have.'beer*  supplied;';,with'-r such /-powerful.'������������������: search*.-  lights'that c-Tajects on the track cah: be;  seen/nearly a-mlle away-'on:.the..'daric*;;  est nig-hts.'/A small dynamo.iriCthe.:en-:  gine; supplies/the;7*light,,;ahd-r'theV;lami;  itself is so; arranged/that;���������theffiremaiV  can/opera.te it from his position': iii: thi,  cab to -suit the; nee'd'sV of,: the; moment;  It was'found.,that a permanent.:light'  attached/to .-.the ; smoke-stack,   as/the'  old-time reflectors were, would" cast its  pa.th: of light off the .trackvinsteado!  'on'itwhen grounding; curves. -/The' ."-'fire-!  "man can/now7 touch a/lever and. throw  the light: straight - ahead ������������������ sideways, ��������� oi  "up iii: the: air.;/ The .largest  of thesr  . lpcbmotive ,\.,:search-l!g-hts *   -are.':.. COO;7  .caridle-power, '-.which,-'���������.���������.compared to; Ui  ..old-time /reflectors,, /are ' rernarkabl:'  ipr&ducts of .the: age.;.'7/.;"- /. -  :,:/The: fast; mail-trains .travel over.-tlv-  :grouhd f so  rapidly,',;.that. an 'ordinarj'  head-light/casting a^'refiection "four ;pv  7 five hundred feet is'practically I of Ilttl*-  ifse.:  It.might reveal'..i-.tov the enginee:;  trouble'ahead, but:it could;.never helj.  to /avert; the ; accident; ;7The  engin'eei  -Trii^nIr-^eyu-ble^t.T^hijt^o ?f#s t-e^in-n^ano^!  apply /the : brakes,   but-\' by .that.'":tlmf  ; the engine would be upon  the: object.j,  ���������'It-'fls.:almost7 Irhpossible for, one".of. the;:  faist.: trains  to/come  to. a ;dead��������� '''stpj  much .inside of '1.200 to 1,500/feet,"an^'  the' heavier/and, faster, the train, ;th*.p  greater 'length' of tiriie must elapse *be.: '���������'���������  fore ai stop  can    bn;, effected.    Conse:.  quently,   the-,'old   head-lights .'were ..o,.;  little real value to trains.runhin's'-'flft:,'-'-  and sixty miles ah hour. With'the.'nev,  powerful ..electric .. search-light,^Jiow.*  ever,/danger - ahead/ can -be/seen*: Iri  ample time  for  the engineer" to -bring  his;'heavy train to a dead halt.  As a  ���������.sortety,. euuip,ment, of r the. record-tireak-^  ing /trains,   the  search-light-has -thus  become a necessity of the day.'- /;������������������-���������-;���������  The Toreador's Kose.  Whenever I hear the'Toretador's  March" from "Oairmen," ��������� that gay,  devll-muy-care melody, with lt*s undertone of .tragic sorrow, recalling  a picture I once saw of a rose  in a skull���������I think of Jose Sll-  verto. It was in old Madrid, the romantic city of guitars, dark eyes, love,  and bull-fights; where the statue of  the Virgin -stands, in the public square  with the late King Alfonso's fatal  sapphire burning blue on her carven  finger. To the light lilt of merry  music Jose Sllverio, the handsome  toreador, idol of all the young bloods  and beloved by half the,fair women  of Madrid, rode Into the,ring.' A murmur of admiration greeted him���������he was  ..splendid*.ln spangles and mounted on  a magnificent white horse. After him  came his scarlet-cloaked matadors on  foot, armed with light lances llutteniiig  With streamers ot many-colored " nib-  hoiis. The bull's hoarse bellow struck  Into the music like the deep/mellow  note of a bass viol. Ho was already  In the ring pawing up the sa.\vdust  defiantly, a superb animal of Uie beet  breed ot Anda.lusla, with delicate  hoofs, curving horns, and a skin like  black satin, under which the fierce  muscles constantly rippled. Tlio  toreador lifted:���������' his dark, passionate  eyes to a box above, where eyes equally  dark, equally passionate, answered his  mute, adoring message. The senorlta  was ln .black, the usual dress affected  in - public by Spanish women of high  degree. A diamond : star sparkled on  her full bosom, and a crimson rose  caressed like-the Ups of a-lover the  black," silken masses of her hair, over  which a fold of the lace mantilla was  icoquettishly thrown.  An hour before he. had passed the  flower between her window bars, and  he thrilled with exquisite joy to see It  gloiwing In her dusky -braids/- The  perfume of the rose/already Wilting in  the hot arhphitheater was wafted to  Wis nostrils with the woody smell of  fresh sawdust .and musky odors from  hundreds-. of constantly moving fans.'  Its fragrance led him back in sweet  retrospection/to a walled garden, dim  paths, checkered black: and silver in  the moonlight,-'the pressure of a soft  breast, braceleLed arms, and red lips  yielding/kiss for kiss,,while his Wue-  ribboned guitar lay silent in t*he dew  at his feet." Then the bull, goaded to  splendid -ferocity, by,'-the'-torturing..ban-  dorillos,- made his* mad charge. The  ring became" ah inferno of hoofs and  horns, out of which flashed the keen  lightning of thc toreador's sword in a  cloud .of- dust. No one could *teir afterward exactly how it happened, though  every oye was riveted on tho arena,  but the white horse rolled over in his  death agony, disemboweled by ono  swift stroke from those terrible twin  sabres fixed ' ln the bull's powerful  forehead. . By the fraction of a second  Jose failed to slip his -feet from the  stirrups ln time to escape the second  charge^ His" body described a glittering arc in the "air,, and fell lifeless in  the sawdust. The sword, sent spinning  from his hand, was caught by a matador, who delivered the coup de grace  to the bull by a feat of nimble cunning that elicited a thunder of applause. Even the senorlta clapped her  little- jeweled hiwids. She leaned* over  the edge of her box to look down at  the. limp, Inert, figure so full of proud  ��������� courage and virile grace a moment  ago.  "Dios! poor fellow," she said. Then,  turning to a young man leaning over  her chair, "Don Felipe, you may have  the rose, though it Is wilted-now."���������  ���������Minna Irving, in "Leslie's."  i  :z'0iThe7Fffi  '���������:V Count. Matsukata,7;former,.Prime: .Min.-':  ister.of Japan/,,wtoo/is/knOwn,, in:tAni-;  erica ais "thei father of; the;gold . stand-,'  ard.'.'.wias asked, during his recent.visit,  to New, Yot*k/whe!ther,;"CaTiitniiiis/of;'in-;  auetry"_;,in''.'t-he'.Mikn^  getting "con;tir'oi'.''bf'!-tlie'.,>;'c������uikry's:;tKicle  and resources.''::.;;//:?/^,/.:,..};/":/:;:/:/://";-///  ���������" "Not'to the same-extent as in*-*-mo're  advanced lands,"-answered;Count;Mat-  sukata ..with; a. smile. /.'"Perhaps'.we: are;  influenced.by the old 'Myth of the Gold  aian,'"handed .down;.from the: ancient  'days.*.pf;���������Sin:,Mu.";*/:'/.;/ "./.-':'/:'������".-,.'-  ���������/The; countwras..requested;to,tell7 the  3egen^^ahd4hejsa'ld:%-=--=rx7--r-7-**^^  Modern English.  A Washington lady who Is so fond  of her home that she. stays In It sometimes all the year round was assailed,  says "Llppincott'.*. Magazine," by a  conventional friend in conventional  language.  "I knew that you usually wintered  here," she said, "but I was astonished  to hear that you had summered here!"  "I have not only wintered here and  summered hero," relied the unfashionable one, "but I will astonish you still  further when I tell you that I always  fall here nnd have sometimes sprung  here." ._.. ._.J.._.J_'iAJJi..iiitJ  Easily Satisfied.  Some men think they know everything. It was .-���������."���������orded ot a freshly-  made railway director, who was Inspecting the permanent way, that he  noticed at a"curve In the line that the  outside rail was higher than the other,  and immediately called the engineer's  attention to the defect. The engineer  was a man of sens'", and did not wish  to enter Into no explanation of the  scientific character and the necessity  of the rails b.-l.-ig '.aid as thpy were,  so he exclaimed: "Ail right, sir; I see  exactly what :-��������� the matter, and I will  have the rail? :*-*vl!;d ai soon as the  up express h;i.** pa������*.ed." And that  sapient direi-to*- went off perfectly satisfied.  Joe's Revelation.  Not long ago a nice young man was  invited to din'* at the home ot a young  woman and n-.r-epfd the Invitation  with pleasure. It was Just a. family  dinner, nncl everything was passing off  well when nn unpleasant and .quite unforeseen  Incident occurred.  They were all discussing the pie,  when the young woman's little brother,  who had been regarding her closely,  suddenly spoke up.  "Gee," ho said,' "look at Marie tryin'  to put on style Jiist 'cause Joe Is here.  She'tt eatin' h**r pie with a fork!"  It Is needl"?*: to ;. Id that the cherubic child fxp'Tlonroil n very unpleasant  Quarter of an hour after Joe had gone.  "In the dim historic dawn a merchant eager for great wealth heard of  a strange grove of wild lemon trees  whose fabulous fruit, when, eaten,  would convert the,hand- that plucked  it Into gold.  "So the merchnnf .journeyed to the  grove, where the God of Riches, with  a great sack on hils shoulders, bade him  help himself. He did so, and his arm  was converted Into gleaming gold/ This  he had amputated, and/though bereft  of an arm, became a man of jvealth.  "A banker, hearing; of the strange  case/determined to secure the total  produce ot the.miraculous lemon trees.  To that end he boujht out the right of  the guardian deity; but that shrewd  heing exacted so ureat a price that the  covetous banker found his fortune depleted. TO secure ready money he determined to eat of tho fruit and sacrifice an arm.  "Raw lemon, however, was too astringent for his pampered palate, and  so he sweetened .the juice of; several  lemons, and, adding.thereto wine of  rare vintage, drank greedily of the potent and tempting beverage.  "Jn a few minutes he had turned Into  a pillar of gold.  "Then his heirs melted him down,  coined him "into convenient cobangs,  and, turning their bucks bravely on the  grove of golden lemons, proceeded with  free hands io spend and enjoy.'-their  bountiful Inheritance."  "What became of that lemon grove?"  enquired a vigilant :New Yorker* who  had llHtened eagerly to the story.  /���������There Is no record," replied Count  Matsukata, smiling, "of Its having been  destroyed, hut happily our fortune-  hunters have not been able lo locate it.  Passing of the Artificial Flower.  "Harper's Weekly."  For the last: hundred years artificial flowers have been tho dearest  decoration a . woman ��������� could buy for  her summer- Jiat./, The superlative  has a double meaii-.'.'iig ln this connection��������� "dear" to feminine purse-  strings, Immeasurably satisfying to  her sense cf the nrtis.bic and appropriate. ' No one, not even the mo3t  logical man," could deny the daintiness  of the instinct .that led women to bedeck their multitudinous heads /with  copies of tho sweetest things Divinity  sets down upon this rolling ball. So it  was that all these years,, from her  palace In tho center of her kingdom,  Fashion each spring sent out her unassailable decree that Mowers w*n*o to  dock hats. ,  At first the word "artificial" was always used in speaking. o** writing of  linen or. silk posies. Old "fashion  iteins"������contiiIn many allusions to "artificial roses," "artificial lillcs-of-tlie-  valloy,"���������always to Impress upon tlie  reader that real (lowerswere not  meant. Of late years the adjective has  boon almost entirely elliniii.-iled from  the dictionary of the writer who dishes  up modish delicacies. Nowadays, a  hat Is trimmed with "violets;" a boa  is of "forgct-mernots." No ���������'���������woman���������  and not often a man**���������is so Ignorant as  'to imagine anything else but artificial  flowers. Is meant.  The making of these heautltul imitations of Nature's handiwork became  a vast enterprise employing the.skilled  labor of thousand's of meii, wonion, and  girls. In many parts of tho world tho  trade of artificial-flow'*** /.'ilnjj'',- descended from mother : daughter.  Whole families: for gonerntions cut,  pasted, stitched and ..colored', the beautiful evidences, of their skill.  Until recent years thc aim was always to* make artificial flowers successful counterfeits of ..Nature's own'  darlings. : Every one:-knows that the  work;w.as often done so ably as to defy  the eye's discernment. At this tlino^  -the art of. artificial" flower-making at-'  tained ils highest perfection. The more  faithful the likeness of tho Imitations lo the originals tho better the  pay.'of..the. maker,, and the' greater, the  stimulation to effort.  . -Tlion/caine a creeping in of the grotesque and unnatural. Now and. then  Queen Fashion sent out edicts establishing tho position of green roses, red  lilacs, purple carnations, and all sorts  of' inartistic/ even ugly,' effects in: artificial llowors. Tlie unending, search  for novelty began it. Newness, no matter how unseemly, appeals to most  people for a time. Then comes a reaction,when the full/commonness .of a  popular fancy strikes people, and they  put the whole, good and bad, aside for  a period of dormancy. When the imitation hlossoms of fantastic proportions and bald ugliness came to be the  style, artificlal-flower-mnking was a  doomed industry. Milliners looked  about for somo artistic and new substitute. The hat itself, which from our  great-grandmother's time* down had  been a thing of shape" only, offered  great .possibilities for ingenious ideas.  ���������About three years ago fancy braids  began to flood the market; wire frames  were made with greater 'care .than  ever; all sorts of fantastic and .beautiful effects were brought out In straw  hats, which' needed no' extra adornment other than a trifle of ribbon,  chiffon, or lace���������and artificial flowers  went oft Fifth avenue to dwell among  the folk who live/on: the: outermost  edge of 'Queen Fashion's realm, and  iead her royal mandates' through poverty's  spectacles.  Last year there were more fancy  ^straws,'and.dozens of carefully 'planned  "shapes in hats, and this season  the demand for the new straws 'has  driven many dealers in .artificial flowers out of business. During the month  of April four heretofore prosperous  firms wore obliged to close their doors.  One ot these, a lar-je wholesale .house  dealing"cxclusively in artificial flowers,  went into bankruptcy, giving as the  sole reason for**so doing that there  was no demand for their* goods. .  So long as the straws are as dainty  and durable as they are this spring  the situation is not likely to change.  A .walk past the series-of fashionable ,  Fifth avenue millinery shops establishes the truth of this assertion.  There are whole windows displaying  "only- hats-of '~stfa'w���������whose-sole���������trim--  mlng is ribbon, lace, or chiffon; It  seems a: pity, when one thinks of the  daintiness of the artificial (lowers of  past days", but there is no help for lt  '.until-.women*, tire' of fancy straws and  long tor other novelties.; T*hen the Industry will awaken. In the'meantime  hundreds of girls and women'who have  no other employment are hopelessly  out of work. ,  Keble's Mistake.  Apropos of the, rather slighting remark In Cecil Rho'los's will, with reference to the college authorities ol  Olid, that they "are like children as,  to commercial matters," .someone recalls the story once current ot John  Keble, wlio ln his time was bursar of  Oiiel. The worthy poet was thrown  Into a panic by the discovery that the  college accounts came out about two  thousand pounds "on/the wrong side.  The learned and: pious men of Oriel  tried in vain to find,out where the error wus, and It was not uratil an expert was called In that it was discovered that Kefole; In casting up'a column, had Inadvertentlyadded the date  of the year to Oriel's debts. ���������'  t��������� -. ,  Husband's Face.  "Do you think he'-.-ouW lie a success  In politics?" "Yes, 'ndeed. Why, he  ���������has thoroughly mastered .the knack of  looking Interested when he is being  bored."-^-Chicago   "Post."  "I'.left my husband's acnth notice  here this morning," said the v-iilow.  "Yes," said the brig-' t e'erk ln the publishing oflice of the "Dally Squib."  "Now, I want to add 'Gone to Rest'  In nn appropriate place." "Yes, madam." replied the bright clerk, and  the next morning ri ������ read: "Gr*i-,i3 to  rest in an appropriate place."���������Philadelphia "Press." . ..   ������������������ t.2LJi������7$  Benedicts who are in the habit of trying to palm themselves off as spring  hatched roosters will learn, not without alarm, that the physiognomist .Is  on' their track. He has, in fact, evolved  a new terror called the "husband's  face." Every' married man Is said, to  possess It, and It marks him out a  Benedict just as surely as If hehad a  label to that effect hung round his  neck. Don't imagine, says "Pick-Me-  Up," that we are going to give the  ���������secret away���������the-ladies know too much,  already���������hut any duly certified married man who sends along sufficient  cheques and stamps to cover the postage, cost of packing, and registration,  :an have it by return, or later.- It is  Just as well to he on your guard, boys.  There Is small comfort In being told by  a casual confection that you: are not  what you pretend to be, even supposing you aren't, and If a little wrinkle  from "one who k.-.ows" can avert  trouble, I'm sure you're heartily welcome.  ..... j.���������._j_i_i.:.'J  The No Breakfast Lea'gue.  ': Certain good people of Chicago hava  started a ."No Breakfast League," tha  Idea being that" breakfast Is a.  frivolous and/;, unnecessary institution!, and oughit to be suppressed.  People, thej*. say, can , work . better and enjoy grea'ter heailth by-  starting for the . city..-In; the morning  without breakfast. On your way to  the statlonyoudrink in the free air of  heaven; and as you sit in the -train yon  ibtickle up your waistcoat band another-  lnch or two and feel a new man.  There has been for many years a'  "No Breakfast League" in everything  but the name; although the members  of the League do not brag about their  connection with It. After what is popularly.known as a "thlck'_' night/'break-  fast has no charms whatever for the  practised drinker. Perhaps this Is the  .idea of tho League. At any rate, anybody can start In the no-breakfast  business for himself tit any time.7 All  you have to do is to mix your drinks'  Judiciously . the night before, " so  that you will -wake up in- the  morning with a copper-colored  taste In the mouth and general feeling that eating Is a low and degrading-  habit anyhow. At, such times even a  sight of the breakfast ham, gives you  a dull, hard feeling In the chest; and  when- that-stage Is reached you, will  be a No Brcakfaster of the first'water.  More than likely, however, that the-  Chlcago No Breakfasters are just the-  ordinary run of food cranks.* H there  Is one thing in this world that you."  cannot prudentlyl do, it is to advise*  your neighbor as to his'.dietary.'.'".And,  as a natural consequence,.we .all thlnlc  we know; what Is good "and what is*  bad in' the' .way of meals for the people-  One man will tackle a 'breakfast big-  enough to make a dinner for three  people, and.if *he hears that his neighbor's "breakfast is limited to a slice or  toast and; a cup of tea, he: at:once predicts a ' lowered1' vitality, and an /early  death. The tea and toast.man, on the l  other hand,, will no doubt hold that his  ���������neighbor is killing himself by 'Indies-  with those heavy breakfasts; whereas,,  in those matters, it secpis to :*be most  true that every man is the!best judge  of what Is good for .himself. ��������� It is*  vory ..likely -that a breakfast limited.  to a run round the garden and a bit  of dumb-bell exercise may suit the Chicago people, but It is very lmprob-  alile that it wpuld suit everybody alikel,"  The'average enthusiast Is apt'to*  overlook the swing of the pendulum  when taking up the newest,craze in a  whole-hearted manner. He will go  without his 'accustomed"breakfast oa  the first 'morning, and arrive at his , ,  office in a peevish and irritable mood-. '  Somewhere about eleven o'clock he  feels like throwing up' the sponge, and:  sending the messenger .out for a dry  biscuit or two;, but ln most cases he  will last out, for the first experiment-  At lunch time, though, the-swing ofthe pendulum will come in. .He has  got to take a lunch that will average up  to" two meals; and'in the first glorious  rush at the good solid'food there is*,'  a very fair chance thathe will; overdo,  the lovely .business. ��������� The usual lunch.^  hour will drag itself out into two hours  and a half, or thereabouts; though it  would be idle to fix a limit to it If lt  is going to be the first meal of the  day under the' new rules. ' The novice" "  ���������will eat���������and drink��������� and. the : reaction  after tho unaccustomed fast will turn,  the meal Into a considerable sort ot'._  orgie. "Thlsh is-h the ilrst drop I've  'ad to-day, oie* feller! 'Ave anuzzer  wlz me!   Whoo-oop!" '  " "  Where is this No Everything going* ,  to leave off? They will carry these  self-denying ordinances ��������� along till  something occurs that will show the  public that the wrong tack is being-  pursued. The papers the othert day  said, that a Russian scientist had'discovered that all-the Ills ' the flesh is*  heir ��������� to . are due to our wearing���������  clothes. Let somebody, start a No.  Clothes Society in this happy land of  ours and see how it works: -There  would be a busy time on the, first .  bright summer morning.on which the^-  Leaguers set out to justify* their,principles; and the authorities would be  running round town buying up hundred-weights of trousers at contract  price for the morning's batch of prisoners roped into the oliicial strongrooms. A league-of this sort would  -impress- the-public���������wlth**-lts_stupldlty,__i  "whereas you can't tell by merely looking nt a man .whether he has had his  ���������breakfast or not. And, as we know,  what we can't see we' don't .trouble-  about ;to any extent.  'Some people who profess to b'e. very  wise tell us from time to time that  the average man eats too much. If*  .'the average man who hears the good  news gets Influenced toy it," Hie chances-  are that he will thin his diet down a  little, and .thus save money for, the* _  doctor's bills that he will thereby in-  ,cur. The average man, as a/rule, eats-  what he thinks he 'wants. To some-  extent, he has probably learned by experience that a certain quantity of  food is* necessary for his well-being,,  and as soon as thnt quantity has become a habit he runs a considerable-  risk In changing it,'for use Is second  nature, The scientist sits down' and.  calculates that so many ounces of food,  are sufficient for an ordinary man, and:  calmly assumes that the last word on.  .the subject has -been said. Whereas,  in the case of two men of equal size,  one will often be satisfied with a dinner of oatmeal porridge and a  glass of water, while the other wilt  .want soup, fish, joint, and cheese, and  then as likely as not will want to order-  some biscuits with his ���������wine Just ite*  fill up the still aching void.  You can't lay down a hard-and-fast  rule In these matters: and if the No-  Breakfasters are going to haven 'free  run in the country,* I for one shall  advocate an increase of accommodation In' our lunatic asylums./ It has.  long been a favorite rule of the medical profession that people' oug-htn't to*  eat suppers; and If we are now to -be*  advised to do without tireakfast aa  well,' we might, as well go the whole  hog and live the higher life on two dry-  biscuits and a- seldlitz powder'-pet;  diem.���������"Pick^Me-Up." '  ������������������ w  ' 1)'!  , Ml  M  ���������������������������fm  -.rim  ffi  I  wi]  Mm  i  i  I  I  1  - $  ������������������ d  m  "It's an Al display," said Mr. Pitt,  at the dog show. "It's a flrst-class exhibition;" replied Mr. Penn, "but you've  got the wrong number." "How so?'*  "Instead of Al it Is K9."���������"Dog Fanciers' Gazette."  "If any one asks for me, James, X  shall/be back in ten* minutes," said  air. Fosdlck. "Ye**-, sorr," replied the  Irish oflice boy; "and how soon* wltt  you be back if no one asks for you?."' ., '.-��������� ;*. ���������*���������  A Ghostly Game of Chess.  The International Hall of the Cafe  WVMonlco  is  a truly   palatial   chamber,  ) T*ver   so' many   feet   broad   by   ever  bo   many   more   feet   long.     On   the  evenings    of    Friday    and    Saturday^  of   last   week,"   says   London   "Out-'  look,"    '"it -was   divided   by   a   barrier    into    two    unequal    parts.      In  the   smaller  eat,  each   at  bis  board,  the    British  chess-players    competing  against the  American  chess-players���������  ���������who were not there.   Through the larger roamed  a selection   of    the   chess  public.   .   .   .   Inside the barrier,  and  next  it,   oat  Mr.  James Mason   at a  chess-board,  facing  us.   We  seem  to  have known Mr. Mason as a fine player these���������well, say twenty years.    On  this oeoaslon he Is opposing Mr. J. IX.  Barry of  America���������-who  is  not  here;  Mr.  Barry  Js   sitting   ln  a  room   ln  Brooklyn three  thousand  miles  away,  under the eyes of American spectators.  It Is easy to say that ithe two men ar������.  connected by electric telegraph; tout lt  Is not wise to dispose of the mystery  * and  romance of space  In  so  rude   a  | \ "way.   .   .   .   But  Mr.  Mason, ln   thi3  Brand International Hail, seated opposite nothing better than a man with a  ...   book of telegraph forms who waits unil .concernedly for the move, can he play  thus dumbly and   In absence  against  Mr.   Barry in   Brooklyn  and   think  It  chess?    It Is a very ghostly business,  and   we  wonder  Mr.  Mason   can  get  ���������' through with it at all.   But he does.  He is as solemn, as rapt in thought, as  oblivious ot all but the game as if Mr.  Barry   were   opposite   to   him   in   the  V  flesh, and not opposed to him only by  Hi   electric telegraph. ' Clearly to him the  fc   play is everything, whether' the oppon-  ent's  move   comes   to  him  by* actual  touch, by telegTaph, or by, (psychic suggestion.    But for 'our part we cannot  throw off a "dread of the uncanny nature ot   .the  business.     We   feel  Inclined  to look  about for some manifestation   of    Mr.  American    Barry's  y^epirit.    What  better evidence    of    lt  could we have than tlie arrangement  of   these     wooden  ��������� pieces    on     that  ���������wooden board ?   There is. iMr. Barry���������  most effectually Mr. Barry, for he Is  causing Mr. Mason to think, and think,  and think', to purse his lips in the old  tamillar way,  to fall Into  immovable  silences, wherein you would  think he  ���������was revolving schemes of a new order  of creation or puzzling out the mystery  of man's origin and destiny,  and Mr.  Mason is doing the like to him In far  Brooklyn. ��������� A strange and fascinating  pursuit Is chess, strange and unprofitable.      Not    politics,  nor ' Came,   nor  ���������wealth, nor love can so e-ngross a man.  These objects  are  usually compassed,  by 'flashes of passion, insight, and dar-'  Ing;; but,*thls slow, prolonged struggle  of  brain  against   brain,' through   the  medium   of' pieces   of " (fantastically  carved wood,  Is pure devotion. to an  abstraction.   The nian who wins, who  ������K> hems in the iplece of wood called a  lalng  that  he  may   not   move,   gains  nothing," 'proves'' nothing;,'  establishes  nothing but���������"checkmate."    "Yet  when  he accomplishes   that  he  tastes  of   a  satisfaction deeper and more permanent than is accorded to statesman or  lover, merchant-or gambler.    To  accomplish' it  he  deliberately,   and   for  ���������very love of the doing of it", undertakes  an   enormous   mental "effort,   a   thing  .whMh mankind in general shuns as If  It -were Satan himself.    Truly a most  myatlcai business, this chess.   In Paradise  you- *wlir find  politicians  reading  poetry,  and poets    studying   morals;  merchants .wUl'b'e cultivating the arts,  and critics weeping; on  otherrpeople's  necks; 'but the chess-players will-be  playing chess.  The Sense of Humor.  V  Dispensing With ��������� Early Rising.  Some genius has, according to his  own adve-rtls-emen-t, * invented an apparatus to dispense with getting up  00 early ln winter time to set the  kettle * boiling. As far as we understand lt, you fix the new invention  on your dock, and at the hour required  it starts "a fire under a kettle of water. As soon as the water bolls a bell  rings, and you wake' up.,' This Is not  the sort of thing that takes the'cake;  It simply grabs It.-  We once saw a remarkable invention  , of this nature lit Sheffield. It consisted  of a small, but powerfully built bedstead which had an Ingenious clock-  =_���������work_arrangement_*attached,_a3^j_ou_  ���������would expect, to the ticking of the  mattress. In the morning a phonograph got up from under the bed,  .���������walked round. to your side, and announced lt was seven o'clock. After  giving you two minutes to reply, one  of the hands of ,the,clock reached up  and pulled your ear playfully. These  were Just preliminaries so to^speak. If  ���������you didn't move then, the patent bed  began business. It got up on its -hind  Xeg3'an"d'"ran-"downstairs with you Inside it till it got to the garden, where  you were';,-shot into a modest, llttlo,  heap undej'tli'e pump. /By a clever arrangement of the process of suction  you were flrawn up to the* mouth and  a refreshing stream of. cold water  crawled down your back. If this didn't  woke you, you had to wait for Gabriel's trumpet.  As a matter of fact, the Inventor explained, lt did wake most' people. But  In case you were too sleepy to collect  your thoughts-Into fitting��������� shape, by  pressing,a IItitle knob'in one of the  blankets,* a second phonograph would  grind out a 1 little appropriate profanity to ease your feelings. The invention  Is patented; and when lt is put on tha  market It will beat all the 'spring mattresses going, as it does 'for summer,  autumn and winter as well.���������"Plck-Me-  Up."      '  He iwas an ordinarily mild and Inoffensive little gentleman who had lived  lor many, happy, uneventful years  ln farther Chelsea, when a volume of theatrical anecdotes came  into his hands.. In this hejread of delicious practical jokes played with unfailing success by Vlvier and Sothern,  and of-'how that great comedian, J. L-  Toole, brought confusion to a baker's  shop displaying in the window a sign,  "Families supplied," by requesting that  three girls and a boy should be sent  round as soon as possible.  "This," he said, "is the exercise of  true wit.".' Then he went out, still  chuckling. -  In farther Chelsea, where custom is  drawn by halfpence from the needy,  stands .an eating-house whloh endeavors to attract the hungry by pasting  on Its (frdnt this dubious message,'*  "Everything as nice as mother makes  it."  "The yery place," said the little gentleman, and entered.  "I can have a meal?" wras hl3 flrst  query.  ������������������Yes ���������straight through," said the  woman behind the counter, pointing to  an inner partition of the shop.  "Any everything as nice as mother  makes lt?" he asked.  "That 'a. ln the'.wlndow."  "But how nice does  mother  make  It?"  "Jim," said the woman, calling into  space, "here's a cove wants to know  how nice mother makes lt," and she  laughed.  -"Gam," came-a beery voice; "must  be "balmy on the crumpet. Turn 'lm  out." ���������  Nothing daunted, the little mam went  on:   "Supposing  she. doesn't  make   lt  at" all'nice?,   Supposing," she -nrkkes it  very nasty, what then?"    ���������  No answer.  The woman went on frying onions,  but her eye 'gleamed.  "What <lf I don't remember any  mother? What If she never made anything at all?   What If "  He got no further, but found himself  thrust violently -through the door to  the pavement outside, wliile a voice  admonished him: "'Ere, you, don't  come _interfering 'ere���������If yer wants a  sausage and mashed, say so. If not,  get out." And as he retreated hastily,  though with dignity, the voice followed  faintly: "Bedlam���������that's the place for  the likes of you���������Bedlam."  The discomfited llttlo gentleman had  walked nearly a mile before his recovery was completed by a sign, hung  over a boot shop, whioh caught his  eye. "Wear Parkinson's Boots," ran  the legend. ��������� -  The" little man fairly) leaped into the  shop.  .   ������������������Why?"-he*askea,- in mild enquiry..  "Beg pardon, sir," said" the assistant  mho had hurried forward to greet him..  "Why   should   I   -wear   Parkinson's:  boots?"  - "Because they are the best, sir. 'We  use nothing but the best .leather."  "What's tttie matter, with my own ?"  The assistant glanced down.  "Uppers   want   mending   and   heels  leveling, sir.   Bo you a perfect boot for ^  fifteen shillings."  "But supposing Parkinson's don't fit  me?" ',  "We keep all sizes, sir."  "Yes, but I, don't know that I care  about wearing another man's boots."  "Of course, sir, if you prefer*, to go  on buying boots like, those you've got.  oa; but," with "a deprecatory smile, "we  ������an turn you out a much better article  for' fifteen shillings!" ���������, ���������'  * "But my name is Pettigrew, "and I  don't think it would be legal for me to  ���������wear Parkinson's boots���������it < looks like  robbery.','.  "Robbery?" said the assistant sharply. "Our prices are as low as they can  be for sound -wearing .qualities. If  there's nothing further to-day, sir,"  holding open 'the door, "good morning!" " :  ."Some people," said Pettigrew to  himself,*as he waited for his homeward  ���������bus, "have no "sense of humor. I wonder how'Toole managed It?"���������"Punch."  Money and Dreams.  He settled himself In his roomy chair  tn his big, old house, where he had  lived so long that the city had grown  up away and . beyond him, leaving  the house, which hud been in a  .fashionable neighboihood, so far  down town that there was little  more than the hum of business to  be heard all day around it. The old  man's housekeeper brought him a cool  drink, and one of his nephews came  ln to enquire how he had stood the  unusual heat of the day.  He had so many nephews and nieces  to look after his comfort. Some even  stayed In town all summer to be near  him. When they tried to persuade him  to go away for a little rest In the hot  weather he would say:  "Rest! Who wants rest? If you let  money rest lt rusts���������rusts! Turn lt  over, keep turning it over; it grows, It  grows!" And lie would add that the  summer was the best time of all for  work. The old financier was the possessor of many millions. But he walked  alone. This evening he sat In the twilight which settled itself hot and thick  about him. The night -was bringing no  cooling breath. The roar of the metro-  polls was dying away ln tired sobs  outside. The city's life seemed sapped  with the heat. Even the old man, who  never stopped his work for anything,  realized that lt was unusually hot tonight. He fanned himself with his  newspaper and took a sip from the  glass -which stood near him on the table.  (He closed his eyes. He felt such a  ���������trange sense of oppression. No; he  was not dizzy. It had passed. He  opened his eyes and put up his hand to  unfasten his collar. At his neck he  touched a twisted cord of silk that was  around lt. He pulled at the cord and  drew out Its length. From lt hung a  ring���������a silver ring���������old-fashioned and  worn, and on lt two raised hearts lying against each other and rubbed  smooth by time.  He sat now with his eyes closed  again and his hand folded over the  ring on his breast. He dreamed once  more, and it was his last dream. It  was summer���������yes���������but it was nearly  fifty years ago. The dust and roar of  the city gave way to the spent and  quiet of an old garden; the heat to the  dew of a country evening, its breeze  lightly moving the leaves of the trees  and fluttering the ruffles of a girl's  tnuslln frock, with' its pattern of sum-  .mer blossoms upon It.  A boy���������such a boyish country boi���������  toojc the silver ring, then new and  ehlnlng, from his pocket and put lt on  the hand of the girl in the flowered  muslin frock. Then they kissed each  other, and the girl fell to'sobbing, with  her arms about her companion's neck,  and he spoke: -'.  '' "Never mind, dear;  Annie, dear.   (I_  am going away-to make a fortune, and'  I'm: coming back' for you, and we wil!  be married; and-I will take you away  to the city, and you will be rich' and,  have everything you want." -  "But I don't like the city. I should.  be so afraid and so confused, and you  might not love me there as Vou do  now here In the country. People In  thc city forget each other so."  "No,, they don't;  not If _ they., really  love each other', and I love you.   Nothing can ever make me forget you. See,  not as long as evening comes after the  day and "the stars come with It."  They kissed each* other again.  The ring came back to him ln a) letter -with a flower from Annie's" grave.  Never  once  did  he  go  to. seek  the  grave'to rest by it a moment.1- Work  became his love and gold the star that  guided him.   -  Now he clasped the sliver ring tighter,' tighter. By and by he gasped and  fell forward. His clasp relaxed; he  ���������Ighed once, a deep sigh, then lay there  quite still. And later they found him  oo.���������'Margaret Klein in the New Tork  "Herald."  The Despot of Vienna.  The citizen of Vienna who does  t������t wish to be out of pocket must  keep early, hours, for after ten  o'clock he is taxed on entering his  own house, or, for the matter of that,  any house. The "sperrgeld," or door-  opening tax, is peculiar to Vienna, as  the London "Express" explains. The  entire population of that city, numbering nearly two millions, are practically Imprisoned in their houses from  ten o'clock in the evening until six  the next morning. They can go in or  out only by paying at least) four cents  to the Janitor or "house-master," as  he is called.  Vienna is built on the "flat" or apartment-house . plan. Millionaires and  working people alike live In houses of  this description. The houses are large,  having flve or six floors, with four flats  on a floor, so that It Is not unusual to  find a hundrejjtjvpersons living under  one roof. There is one common entrance from the street, and after ten  o'clock at night this door is bolted and  barred. From ten until twelve all who  go ln or out must pay four cents. After twelve the charge is doubled.  The tax must be paid every time one  passes through the doorway, without  exception. If a man has occasion to  go in and out half a dozen times, he  must pay every time. One who has  dined with a friend must, if he stay  late, pay four cents to get out of his  friend's house, and four more to get  into his own. A telegram In the night  necessitates the payment of the tax  before the boy can enter.  The house-master also collects and  keeps duplicate copies of the forms on  which every individual in the house  must report to the police his age,  birthplace and religion, his exact occupation, and other personal details  which the Austrian authorities insist  upon knowing. Nor does the power of  thia Important personage end even  here. \ From the little guard-room  which he occupies at the foot of the  stairs he sees every one who goes in  or out. He ascertains with amazing  accuracy the amount of each tenant's  Income, the events of his family life,  and the character of his visitors. His  far-reaching power enables him to terrorise every servant In the house into'  entering his intelligence department,  and thus he spies on the innermost  life of the 'subjects in his five-storey  kingdom.  In some cases the house-master is  more powerful than in others. An  English resident was obliged to move  from an apartment that h'e particularly liked because he could not venture to speak with any degree of  sharpness to the man at the door, even  when the man was remiss ln his duties. The flat was owned by a railway belonging to the State. This made  the house-master a State official, an  Insult to .whom Is a very serious offence in Vienna. A reprimand for delaying letters would be construed Into  an insult, and the Englishman deemed  it wise to move to other quarters.*  ��������� Thousands of ��������� people in Vienna live  in such terror of the' house-master  that, it,is said, they never make an  apple-tart without giving him half.  NEW   FRINGED   HOLLYHOCK  It Differs From  tlio Old Typo BTollylio.^i  Miilcrlally.  Tho irfcigefl Hollyhock', Allegheny,  which lo being Introduced this year,  lias, very little in common with its parent the old style double Hollyhock and  a flower separated from the stock wou'd  hardly be recognized as Hollyhock at"  all, on account of the novel arrangement of the petals which are deep j  fringed or cut, of a rather transparent  texture, and of a silky nature. -Thc  veins throughout the petals give tlio  appearance of crimped or crushed sill:  and this to such a degree that a florist  of long experience refused to believe  that a flower of the Allegheny, which  a lady wore pinned on her coat, was  real.  In the old type Hollyhock one finds  a comparatively dense centre made up  of short petals or reverted stamens in  a setting, of flat outer petals, generally  a single circle of these which gives au  unbalanced appearance to the whole  flower. The Allegheny shows a well  rounded flower���������as the petals are nearly all ot a uniform length, and yet not  so precise as to spoil the grace of tho  flowers. The Allegheny Hollyhock is  a profuse bloomer and has a long season of flowering, blooming frequently  after the first frosts In November. Ono  reason for this long period Is no doubt  the fact that from two to four buds  are located afeach axil oh most plants;  these buds develop In rotation, and two  distinct crops of flowers with an intervening space of buds and seed pods  can be seen on the plants; the lower  set of flowers being the second or third  crop coining in.  While the flowers are larger than  those of the old favorites, from 4%  inches upwards to 7 Inches across,  they are quite light and drop from tho  plant when past their prime not hanging there disfiguring it as the old  double ones are inclined to do. ���������  Curiosities of Book Sales.  A Keen Sense of Smell.  One of the .sorrows of .childhood*is  the slowness of, some older people to  take a hint. It is often quite a. strain  on good manners to be obliged to reinforce a. suggestion ��������� that should' have  _been__adequate ln Itself.. "     . _ _.  A little girl, calling at a neighbor's"  house, sat near a . plate containing  some applc-parlngs. At last", unable  to kee*p silence an'y'longer, she said, "I  am ell apples." "., '   ,..  ��������� "Yes,'-' ��������� returned   her - hostess,   "It's  those parings.".-....- ...     ,    - .-  VNo'm.'." said the little girl, solemnly.  "I smell whole apples."    " "'    '  Buried by a Cougar.  An " Infernal" Dinner. ,  'A tiny'girl of seven gave a dinnerparty the other day, for .which twelve  covers were laid, and that number of  email maidens sat down to* dine. It  was a real little girls' dinner, and the  little hostess herself presided, sitting at  the head .of the table. She had been  very anxious, in looking forward to lt,  to do everything as It .should be done.  "Mamma," she asked, "shall we say  grace?",*-"No," said mamma; "lt will  be a very informal dinner, and I think  you need not do that." That meant  one ceremony the less to be gono  through, and'was a relief. 'But the little lady was anxious to have all her  guests, understand It. So, as they,  gathered about tho table, she explained: ".Mamma says that .this ia  such an Infernal dinner that ewe need  BAt have grace to-dayl"  RECENT FICTION.  Wild Animals that have known me.���������  From "Life."  Is the .Novel Dying?  Science aiid the stern reality of life  are bound to destroy, the novel. It Is  out of harmony with the scientific and  materialistic spirit of the age. The  more industrial and strenuous a nation  is, the fewer novelist's has "she: only  the backward, the passive, the -visionary peoples produce great novelists.  The fable, the national tale, the folksong, have died. Why not "the novel?  It, too, is subject* to the law of- evolution.-It has seen 'its acme, its highest  point, and is on thp decline.���������;"NoVoye  Vremya," St. Petersburg. - '  Unrewarded Solicitude.  ���������Hostess (to guests, who have come  to spend a few days)���������We're so gla.l  you've been'able to come, Mrs. Gushing ton; but'I do hope we are going to  have better weather, or I'm afraid you  won't enjoy yourself much. Miss Gush-  Ington���������Oh, but, my dear Lady Bore���������>  ham, we didn't oome here to enjoy our-  Mlves.  We came to see you.���������"Punch."*  A Useful Helpmate.  The editor of Hre Gca,j**Yine "Tele-  t_raph," after spending aVs years  Without a break, in the editorial  harness, felt himself entitled to a. vacation, and went away to the mountains  for a month's hunting and fishing,  leaving his wife in charge of .the paper..  On his return he was astonished to  find his oflice overflowing with potatoes. Everything that could be turned  Jntoareceptacle-was fiiled=.wlth_the*m.._  Each pigeonhole in his desk contained  a' potato: The drawer of his editorial  table was bursting with potatoes. Old  ink-kegs, lined with papers, were filled  and heaped with them. There werj  potatoes iii the coal-bucket, ln the ash-  pan, andeven in the* stove itself. *  They were no small potatoes, either.  Every one of them was as big as his  fist, and some were as big as two fists.  The collection would have taken a premium at a county fair.  "Lucy," he said, after the" greetings  were over, "what does all this mean?"  . "Oh," she almost sobbed, "I wanted  to do something original, and so I announced, In' the flrst number of the  paper I printed after ��������� you went  away, that the 'Telegraph' would  be--,sent for one year to the person sending us the' largest potato , raised In this county, for six  months to the person sending the next  largest, and for three months to the  one sending the third largest. The potatoes began coming in right away,  and they've been coming ever since.  Some persons, I am afraid, have tried  to get all three of the prizes. I have  begged the peofele not to send any  more, and I do believe they are doing  lt now for a Joke. We can't announce  any prizes till they quit coming, and  there are some boys in the other room  with their pockets bulging with them  right now, and���������Oh, ^-rus, what, shall  we do?"  "Do?" said the editor, with a grin on  bid face. "Do? The right thing to do,  'would be for me to go awaj������ for auotn-'  er month and let you continue to edit,  the paper. Potatoes are worth a dollar a bushel, and you have got enough'  ������f them here 'tq pay all the expenses  ot my trip, and all they cost us is a  dollar and seventy-five cents' worth of  'Telegraph.' If you want an apprentice. Just consider ine in line for the  Job."  Advantageous Terms.  A hunter who was , trailing - after  meat in British" Columbia reports - .to the "Western ' Sportsman'!  an experience -which he ^calls a  "narrow graze." If the incident happened as the hunter tells it, it was In-  'deed a narrow graze; but one cannot  help suspecting that some of the Invigorating ozone of the North-West has  got Into the story. Nevertheless, it Is  .worth hearing.  "It was warm and dry, and .along  in the middle of the afternoon I began to pine- for rest and a pipe. ' It  was all quiet and no trace9 of game,  and so when I'd had a comfortable  smoke I stretched out for a nap.  "It must have been an hour later  that I woke up and found myself covered with two feet of leaves snug as  the babes in the wood. * I was* all  tucked ln that cosy that nobody else  could have done It but a cougar, and  most likely- a female cougar at that.  It occurred to me with some force that  I'd been filed away for future reference, - and that. 1 hadn't"- "waked up  any too soon. It didn't soothe me to  figure on that cougar stowlng^me away  as a dog hides a bone.  ^-r"It-seemed-that^the_best���������thlng_fo_r_.  me to do was to countermine that'Cougar's mine, as tt were. So I hunted  up a log about my size and covered lt with the leaves���������a nice fat  hump on the ground. Then I shinned  a tree close by, assuring myself beyond any doubts or peradventures that  nobody had meddled with the working  of my repeater.  "The cougar came in such a short  time as to show, how fortunate it was  that I had waked up when I did, and  with her, as I had calculated, were a  choice lot of young ones. She had left  a dinner located and had been oft to  get her family.  "Well, that cougar circled around the  pile ot leaves for a matter of minutes,'  crouching and picking a nice select  place to spring from. When she got  satisfied and made the leap,she went  through the air tremendous, throwing  the leaves in a whirlwind and scratching nnd snarling. It was some of a  shock when she found the log, but sho  didn't display any disappointment. She  lust took the scent and .came to the  foot of my tree and looked up, leal  venomous. .  "It seemed to her an awkward Job  to'handle, Ihavlng my gun ready so.  and the cougar had an inspiration.  She went to a tree about ten feet away  and started to go up. She was after  that meal and not to be discouraged  by any trifles. ' It was her idea to  ;llmb up above' mo on the other tree  and then bring me down with a flying  leap.  "I didn't lose any more time with experiments or speculations, but let her  nave it the first time she came round  the tree. The ball went through her  taw and breast, and the varmint went  to the ground. The young ones were  running -around, un.l I knocked them  over, too, with the gun.  "Since then 1 haven't gone to-sleep  In -the woods so careless and casual  like."  Treatment of Swine.  See tt the sow has an;* milk and  whether the bag is caked. If caked,  grease well with equal parts iard and  coal oil, as warm as can be applied.  I wring a flannel cloth out of hot water and hot as I can bear it, and lay on  the bag of the sow. You will be surprised to see how the cake will yield  to the application. One application is  Dearly always sufficient and as soon as  the sow gets up give her a warm, weak  gruel, or dish water and keep that up  at each feeding time until the sow is  tree from fever. _She will then have a  good appetite; then begin to increase  the slop in richness and quantity and  you can then begin to feed whole corn,  Eoaked is better than dry; then you  can see the pigs grow, and be sure t.  add all the milk you can get to your,  slop. As soon as the little pigs begin'  to turn around place a shallow trough  outside of the sow's pen and pour a  little milk in it for the pigs, and.they  will soon begin to drink it with relish.  Then teed a little soaked corn as soon  as th'ey begin to crack it; they enjoy  It. I like to feed the pigs away from  their dam, and at 10 weeks old they are'  ready to wean. I aim to give-the pigb  at this age such feed as comes nearest  milk. This Is the time to lay the foundation for a profitable hog, which con-  ElBts largely of, bone and muscle. Nature is our best exumple, and milk is  the food nature provided, and we  Bhould feed such food as comes nearest fulfilling that want to be successful as breeders and feeders. The size  of the litter at this time should be  largely bone and muscle, and not fat;  and to produce this result requires a  bulky and not a concentrated food. A  range of blue grasp," alfalfa or clover  aids in giving a good bone and capacity for rounding up and putting on the  flesh when the time comes, with: a  richer and more concentrated food; A  profitable hog must have a ..well developed abdomen, and we should respond to the demands of tbe pig at the  different stages of its lite to-accomplish this. The pigs should never be  allowed to Btop in growth until he la  ready for the market.���������J. B. Zinn in  Farm and Home.'    ���������  Commenting on the phenomenal sale  of some recent novels, a correspondent  of the "Book Buyer" write*! interestingly of notable *books that years ago  were popular, but since have become  practically unknown.   He says:  There     was    once   a   very    popular  preacher who wrote many books, and  for  every one there was  a  large  demand on the day of publication.   But  most of them passed out of print while  he  was  still  living,  and  I doubt If  a  single  one  of  'them   is   now   kept   in  Btock  by  any   bookstore.     Xot   many  years ago appeared a book which the  laboring classes    and    the    tenement-  house population bought so eagerly as  to run the sale Into the hundreds   of  thousands,   because   they   thought   it  showed  how  an  equal  distribution  of  all property might  be brought  about.  Now it appears  to be dead.    Helper's  "Impending Crisis" attained a sale of  140,000  copies,  forty  years ago, which  was as great an achievement as half a  million  -would   be   to-day.    That   was  because of its bearing on burning political questions and   the  fact  that lt  was systematically  attacked   In    Congress.   Now you can occasionally find  a stray  copy ot  it  in  a. second-hand  shop. Tourgee's "Fool's Errand," twenty years later, reached about the same  circulation.   For purposes of comparison,   .this   and   "Uncle   Tom's   Cabin"  ���������would vseem  to   be  closely   analogous.  But while the "Fool's Errand" has almost, if not quite, gone out of circulation, Mrs.  Stowe's great novel,  thirty  years older, still sells largely dn several  editions, and at many libraries is called  for  more  frequently   than   any   other  book.     Mrs.   Stephens'   "Fashion  and  Famine" was the best selling novel of  Its  day,  and  three   translations  of   lt  were published in France.   But to-day  tt ia difficult to find a copy of it anywhere except in the lumber-room of a  public library.   Another example may  be seen ln the sudden popularity and  subsequent deadness  of  "P.obert Els-  mere,"   the  author  of   which   Is   still  writing successful books.   Were lt not  that tt might seem like telling tales out  of school, something could be said of  certain   books   that   have   begun   life  with   a   phenomenal   sale,   which   has  stopped  suddenly and  unaccountably,  as if at some mysterious signal.  For the reverse of the picture, the  most notable exaaraple Is afforded by  "Ben Hur." This book had no sals  worth mentioning for a year after its  publication, and-was considered dead.  Now* lt Is said to-have attained a circulation surpassing that of any other  American novel, with the single exception of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."  Someone might prepare a curious  and entertaining article on three  classes of books in light literature: 1.  Those that have had an Immediate  large sale, and have then.gone to oblivion. 2. Those that have had no sale  at'flrst, but afterward have met with  lairge success. 8. Those-that'have  been popular at the start and never  lost their popularity." The flrst class  would" be the largest'. - Probably the  second Glass would be the smallest.  Two that .would shine In the third are  the "Autocrat at the Breakfast Table"  and "Reveries of a" Bachelor."  STILL THE! WONDER  . r.*  1 - -*-  *���������'.   **.[  Physicians and Scientists wer3  , Never so Bewildered.  The Ottawa Miracle is still  beint?  Discussed at tho Hegular Meetings of the 'Doctors ot the Capita  City.  Ottawa, Ont., June 2.���������(Special.)���������  To say that the miraculous case of  George H. Kent, of 309 Gilmore?  street, has shaken Medical Circles ta  their very foundation, is putting it  mildly.  The facts of the case have been so  thoroughly, and satisfactorily estali-  lisbed by Mr. Kent's sworn statements as to leave no room for misunderstanding or mistake in thc matter.  Mr. Kent had Brighfs Disease; he  had been in bed for months, gradually getting worse; physicians could do  nothing for him.  His   case   had   reached that- stage  when his body wai terribly bloated.  He was so low that he had convulsions,    which    were rapidly  growing  more frequent.  In the interval between these convulsions he was almost entirely- unconscious. *   .   ���������  In this extremity the physicians .it*,  last told his wile one evening that he  could not live until morning.  While watching by his bedside Mx.  Kent chanced to pick up a paper containing an advertisement of a cure ot  Bright's Disease by Dodd's Kidney  Pills. It was then midnight,-and* alt ������������������"  the drug stores were- closed, but 'the  devoted wife determined, that even at  this extremely late hour she would -  make ono more effort to save.bet  husband's life.  Accordingly she despatched a   messenger,  woke up the nearest druggist,  procured   a box   of    Dodd's   Kidney   ���������  Pills, which she commenced .to- administer at once. .  .,  * Mr. Kent did not die that night, for-,  from the first dose of Dodd's Kidney -'  Pills he commenced  to  improve. - All  other treatments-and medicines   -were   .  discarded, and the use of this, remedy   .  carefully continued.  Gradually yet surely this wonderful  remedy arrested the progress of   the  -  dread Bright's Disease. " - _ '  It took Dodd's Kidney Pills about ���������  six or seven weeks to restore -Mr. .,  Kent to good health.. This is sev������V.  years ago, and he has-never lost ' a* ���������  day's -work through illness sinee.  6ave Home lYatites. ,  The waste ot manure is a most common mistake among farmers, small and  great.     Offensive   barnyards,   pigpens  and poultry houses are very common.  There should never be any. offensive  odors about the premises;   absorbents  ihould'be-used-so-freely-as-to-prevent���������  any smell getting loose to pollute the  air.   Poultry droppings should be looked after more regularly and the house  cleansed.    Almost anything seems to  be good enough for poultry In this section.    Nine out of every ten farmers  sould make   their manure    crop one-  third more with ease.   Straw, which ia  used plentifully, does not absorb liquid  manure nor does it retain the odor.  Those who can should buy land plaster, but   when this   cannot bo done,  woods    litter is very good, especially  If a little dirt Is taken with lt.   Straw  and corn fodder arc alBO used ln too  wasteful a manner;    cut or shredded,  their feeding value would be much Increased, which    would    leave a   good  deal of hay to bo sold as a money crop'  when hay Ib    scarce.    Tho farnior la  apt to be too wrapped up in himself.  This    Is a   mistake.     Every   farmer  should have one or more specialities  and he should call the attention of tha  public to lt by exhibiting at fairs and  In every way let people know what he  has.   I have observed often that when  a farmer begins to improve his stock,  hia house, farm and family fall In lln������  and all seem to be satisfied that they  are in a progressive line.  The Making of Anagrams.  Apropos the renewal of the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy, an article  by "William Sheppard In the "Era" on  the malting of anagrams Is enlightening. ."A correspondent has asked  me,',' * says Mr. Sheppard, "to furnish  htm' .with' some good anagrams on  tha names of fa-nous people: He  further informs ine that he  has -spent a. good deal of time  trying to make an acceptable anagram  on the United States, and has failed to  do 'so.' "With reference to this failure, I  would remind him that he must not be  discouraged. The task he has attempted is an enormous one. United States  has Just a dozen letters. Now, mathematicians will tell him that a dozen  letters, will admit of seven thousand  and twenty-nine millions (7,029.000,000)  of possible transpositions. Old. Camden has vividly described the vexation  of soul undergone.by anagrammatlBts  when oft-repeated effort, with an oft-  repeated approximation to success,  have finally resulted ln loss of time  and labor: 'Some have been seen,' he  says, 'to bite' their, pens, scratch their  heads, bend their brows, bite their Ups,  -beat^thelr-board,--thelr-*_paper,^whenJ:  they were fair for somewhat and  caught nothing,hereIn.' Again, let him  comfort himself by the reflection that  no one has yet succeeded In making a  good English anagram on United  States. Anagrammatlsts have been  forced to tall back upon the more fluent  and manageable -Latin. It has been  discovered that the letters forming  United States may be transposed Into  the following Latin words:  In te deus stat. "God stands ln theo."  Inde tutus stat. "Hence thou stand-  est safely."  Dentatus est. "He has teeth," the  "he" evidently referring to Uncle Sam.  Deslste, nutat! "Hands off, ha  shakes!", a sentiment which may hava  been applicable in 1S61, when it waa  made, but is now, thank Heaven, without meaning; or point.  Slste, nudat te. "Stop, he strips  theo," which might be revived tc-day  by the Antl-InVperlallsts in their warnings to our hew subjects ln Cuba and  tho Philippines.  A te deslstunt. "They keep off from  thee," which Is exactly the attltuda  which the antl's wish the United States  to assume towards Cuba and the Philippines.  Mystifying the Audience.  'At the first production of Augusln*-  Thomas's  dramatization    of ' RIch'ardi  Harding Davis's "Soldiers of-Fo'rtune."*   "���������  at   New  Haven," Robert  Kdeson,', tha -.  star, made the first speech to .the'cheering Tale boys.   Then there' were calls  for Richard Harding Davis, autliorof 1  the novel, and Augustus Thomas,-who*    .  had dramatized It.'  A large,.smooth- "  shaven-man, who tillled with'the" de^* "  scriptlons of the novelist,- appeared a'ntV  thanked the- students   for   their  kin>I  reception of his book in play form, said -  he hoped It would awaken new' Interest    '  ln tha book, enl-'rging, its'  sale;'and-  that he would -111--* to*-haVe"Mr.'.Tho,p������as  dramatize  his lat'*'lt    novel,  "In , the  Fog," which name he Impressed upon-  posslble buyers.    About a third of tbe >  audience knew that the man who had-.-.,  represented himself to  them as Davis���������  was really -Mr. Thomas.   The rest saw   "  -the joke when Mr. Davis came out andV-  said: "Of course this reception ls.ver_r   "  gratifying, but I don't think my drama���������'  tlzatlon of -Mr. Davis's story is particularly good.    But t������:en, to a" man ~wh������  has written a play like 'Arizona/ .tha*,'.'.  has been successful all over America^  ���������nd recently was p-alsed by' the Kins:   ' V  and Queen of Ens'and, dramatizing,^,, .-  novel by a mere Richard Harding D������- ... -  _!������ia_eeems_unimportant and trivial."!. ���������._":���������_  r _,        rj^ ________  "I hear that you have compromised  your suit for damages against the P  D. and Q. Railroad Company."   "Yes."  "Advantageously?"     "Very."     "Whal  the    insanity  were   the    termsT"    "They    paid   mj   Journal.'  lawyer's bill."���������"fllUlin Topics."  "Have the letters been duly examined  by   the   hand-writing   expert?"   "Yes,  your honor."   "Very well, let the handwriting expert now be examined  by  expert."���������"Ohio    State  Tlie Cabling Mltgftot  Ladt spring I set out several thousand early cabbage plants. By June th*  maggots had attackrd them very badly  ���������nearly every plant being affected and  some so much so that If twisted slightly they would break oft at the .surface  of the ground. I hoed the plants thor-"  oughly, loosened the soil well around  the stems and then applied to each  about a third of a pint of strong, well  stirred lime water. A couple.of days  after a tablospooiiful of fresh slacked  lime was put around thc stem of each  plant. The crop came on well atid >  there was very little if any loss from  tho maggot. Instead there* were signs  on the stems showing where maggots  had eaten them severely, but had Heft  when the strong lime water hail been  applied. I believe that from this ana  other experiences which I have had,  that tho lime without doubt saved tfhc  crop.���������MIlo Holbert, Wayne Cq., Pa.  The panic ln tbe diamond market 1������������* t*>  growing worse instead of better.   It lm.  ? v  now   almost  impossible   to  get. Nov *  '  whites in carload lots; No. 1 blues cane   .  be obtained only in  bushel.lots;  anX.  No. 1 straws are no longer quoted, ex- ���������-'  oept by the pack.���������Chicago "Tribune.**'f-' ���������  Penelope���������Mercy!    "Why   did   Mabeffr"'  ever marry that young Sllmklns?  HeT������t-  ���������ueh a poor excuse of a man!    Annrj*���������  Weil, m, poor excuse Is better than nsn^ L  ���������Chicago "Dally News." ���������>������  In Desperation.  The European king sighed and  stirred uneasily, "^y subjects," he  exclaimed, "are getting so enlightened,  so Imbued with the ideas of democracy,  that they no low: -r fawn upon me,  toady to me. Th* .'.'s only one thing  Tor me to do to reli -ve this monotony.  I'must visit America."���������"Town Topics."  A Phenomenon of Sleep.  He had come on h������r dozing In a hammock, and when she woke up she accused him ot stealing a kiss. "Wen."  he sild. "I will admit that the temptation was too strong to be resist d. I  did s'������al one little kiss." "One!" she  exclaimed, indignantly: "I counted  eight before I woke up."���������"Household  "Words."  Canadian's  [Who hsve ^scd  Egyptian  Damiana Wine  Endorse our claim -that it Fcer  the Grandest Tonic  o      . ' '  Sold on the 'American continent, andt',  is unequalled as a speedy and pleas-*,;'  ant Remedy in all cases of Stomach,  Liver, Kidney and bladder Ailments,  or as a Restorative for'use alter ������:  long and painful illness.. It is' noar-  alcoholic, yet stimulating; contain*  no drugs, only Nature's rarest bounties. We defy competition and guarani  tee its properties.  Mailed in Canada,    freight prepaid^  75 cents large bottle. ,-  The Egyptian Damiana Gor  88, 90. 92 Church St- Toroits  Head     Office:    London,     England-    .  Branches all- over the worldi' -  ���������The finest Pain Killer on earti tat  Man or   Beast,    Egyptian Embrocation.   Try. it.   Mailed free; BQ cent*  bottle. .    . 1 . ,i,  *-'i  t       ;  1  '-    * l*  ��������� ���������. ���������ft-  ''. * ^  -,. --.5  t- '��������� .  ' ��������� Jl  n  0  (,i  <;. .-_-  ���������C 4"  *��������������� <-*,  ���������i  i-'f.  '���������1,  t  17  ':'  ���������>.  -j  * u  V-  An  1   *>  1"-H  > *i  .15  X  ^ *  ***  . ���������'<  ;*>  V  ���������J  1.-..  .'ii  *'������_  ��������������� 4  .. i  -.".*  ' K-'*)l  *f^;l  ���������    '-it I  *���������' Y*';*^,  - 'VV*  :.'=:*U.|  .  ������r*'  .   W'-'iA  .        ir*  "I  *-*  r  11 ,   *��������� '.'./  IB-  j*  y  ���������\  I  -r*  %  X      I  We have ihem in all  the new designs for the  year. See our samples  if you are going to  paper.  Canada Drug a. Book Co  BORN.  Skinni;b--Al |{i*v.'lsLokt*. 11. (!.. .Inly  19th, lo Mi', ninl .Mis. .loe Skiuiu'i*, :x  ilaucliter.  Died.  .ImiNMiN���������Al li ill.ird. SS'usli., on .Inly  lSlli, at 'In' liome of his grane!  piui'iit--. .Mr. anil .Mi***. T. (Jlnry,  Robert .lamp**, beloved iin.1 only Min  nf Arthur nml litlua Johnson, of  Revc-lsloki*. II. C��������� aged I years, 2  months unci "���������> days.  NOTES OF  NEWS  Hot weiitlii'i*.  11. A. Brown lias gone to Kamloops  for a few day-.  ���������Seethe lntf.-t (.'oiTin.-ninn suitings,  at Ciessmans.  . Miss Cannon lvLnincil rrom n visit to  Kamloops lhis week.  -We have all the newest, cloth. New  summer goods at cost at Cressman's.  F. McCarty went into Trout T^ike  Wednesday morning.  Four cases of smallpox are reported  at Harrison Hot Springs..  J. J. Langstair, of the Topic. Trout  Lake, was a visitor this week.  ���������Don't forget, the hop at tlie link  tomorrow night.   Admission 25 cents.  ���������Social hop at the rink tomorrow  night. Good music. Admission 25  cents.  Mrs. and Miss Spurling left Wednesday morning to spend a few days  at St. Leon Hot Springs.  Miss Pinkham, of Calgary, sister of  A. M. Pinkham. spent Tuesday in the  city on her way toNelson.  Mrs. T. Downs. Mrs. C. Holten and  Mrs. J. P. Sutherland went south to  St. Leon Hut Springs on Monday.  The executive meeting of the newly  formed athletic association on Monday  night fell through for want; of a  quorum.  T. Lougbeed. brother of Hugh  Lougheed. of this city, and family,  arrived in the city on Sunday last  fiom Toronto.  The Vancouver boat club passed  through Monday en route for Nelson  to take part in the regatta being held  there this week.  Tlie tegular shoot of the Revelstoke  Gun Club was held Saturday. Following were the scores:���������Barber, 13; McRae, 11; Brown, li; Phipps. 10.  The Vancouver lacrosse, team passed  through the city this morning JTor  Nelson, where they play two games  with the local club tomorrow and  Saturday.  Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works came in from the east  yeslerday evening on his way to  Nelson. He will return on Friday and  stay over till Saturday.   The dead letter branch of tlie post  ottice will be moved from Victoria lo  Vancouver next April. Three or four  yeais ago there was no dead letter  oftice west of the Hockics.  The Shamrock lacrosse team of  Montreal, has accepted New Westminster's invitation to play a series of  games during the exhibition, provided  all the players can get away.  Tlie Clarion, a weekly journal  devoted lo the intei ests of the waire  earnerfc of Vancouver Island published  al Nanaimo, is the latest uspii-iint for  jo.iinnli_.iic honors in thc- piovince.  The Vernon News says* : "TIuti*  may be better football teams in lht*  upper country ili.ii. the Vernon  Juniors, but if so ihey have lhu*. fur  succeeded in concealing theii wliuir-  HbouU.''  ��������� If yon want to have a good time  tnke in the conceit and dance at the  rink totnoiroiv night. IteveKloke  Independent Band in attendance.  Admission 25 cents. Commencing nt  S:30o clock.  P. Lamont. manager of the Cmiida  Drug fc Book Co.. Nelson, spi*nt a  couple of days in the city thi*' wi*ek,  returning home this morning, aciinn  panied by 0. K. Mac-Donald, local  manager for tlie company.  Mes-ji-s. Kirliy arid Walker, of  London. England, ncconijiaijied by  ' Messrs. Pool. Young and MeCarter,  left for Fergu.-rm nn -Tuesday to  attend the annual meeting of the  Nettie L. company. On the way in  Mr. "Walker had the misfortune to  meet with an accident at Thomson's  Landing. In attempting to land  before the boat .-topped, he fell and  was crushed between the freigJil shed  and the boat, breaking several ribs.  Dr. Cross wns summoned and returned  tiie same evening with Mr. "Walker,'  who is now at the Hotel Revelstcike  jind progressing favorably.  ���������Bargains in everything ihi**, month  at Reid k Young's.  W. (i. Birney lcavi-; on Situid.iy  fni-Kdinmiton.  Sr,. Andrew".-. T.-ulic* Aid inr end  holding a lawn social aliiiiil ; lio .">i li nr  7lIi of August.  Rev. XV. F. Gold, of Rnlmnn Ann.  will exchange pulpits with Rev. XV.  C. Calder, on Sunday the 2Tih.insr.  Sale of household furniture liy  private side nt. l-psidpiice nf Mrs. C. TC.  Shinv. Call nny .lay ln*t������'i*t*ii 2 p.m.  and il p.m.  A banana vendor .siruck town .Sunday, and after disposing of n low  hunches of his stride was nrdeivd lo  t:iki* nut n ti'iider'*. lici'iiM* or iiuivc nu  by iii*I ing i-hii.'f Kincnid.    He moved.  .Mr. and Mrs. Al.wood, of Lnndnn,,  Kngl.'ind, are spending u few. dnys at  the Revelstoke. Mr. Atwond has been  examining some properties in the  Liiideiiii on behalf of ICuglish capital*  isis.  Tlie hospital committee are busy  putting in furniture, ranges, nnd other  equipment preparatory to the opening  of tlie hospital* Secretary Atkins has  telegraphed Nurse McLeod for the  nurse in charge to come on nt once.  Messrs.. Carson and Wanless, of  Calgary, agents for ������������������ Kilfyre" a patent  fire extinguisher, are in town this  week. They gave an exhibition on  Monday evening in front of tbe City  Hotel of , the capabilities of their  extinguisher and it certainly seems to  perform all that is claimed for it. Geo.  Sutherland has been appointed local  agent.  Miss Edwards, sister of Mr. Harry  Edwards arrived lust Saturday fiom  London, England. Miss Edwards  speaks highly of the courteous  consideration shown her by the agents  and officials qf the Canadian Pacific,  which makes it possible for one to  travel 'Ui'ousands of miles over the C.  P. R. without experiencing discomfort  or fatigue.**  The second of the series of social  hops arranged by the management ofthe rink takes place tomorrow night.  Those who had the pleasure of  attending the previous one have  been looking forward to the next and  a large attendance is expected. The  Independent Band will furnish the  music which in itself is a sufficient  guarantee of the success of the aifuir.  ' C. E.,Shaw. city clerk, nnd family  leave for England the end of September, where theycvrill permanently  reside in future. Through the departure of "Mr. Shaw the city will lose  au ' efficient, painstaking, and most  obliging official. While The Hkiiai.d  regrets" Mr. Shaw's departure from the  city, ot which he isone of the oldest  residents, if joins with his ninny  friends in wishing him every success  in his new; abode.  Word comes from Vernon of ii. very  sad occurrence, resulting in tlie  untimely death of the eldest daughter,  ti girl ot* 17, of Price Ellison, M, P. P.  On Wednesday morning last Miss  Ellison drank some carbolic acid in  mistake for some other medicine, and  before medical aid could be procured  she expired. Throughout the province  there will be sincere, regret for tlie  terrible affliction which has overtaken  the genial member for Vernon nnd his  family.  Mr. W. T. R. Preston, who has  charge of Canadian immigration  matters in' the Old Country, is to  arrive in Cauada about the middle of  August.. He will be,accompanied by  the editors of ten or twelve of the  leading Old Country newspapers,  provincial as well as metropolitan. The  editors will visit all important places  in the Dominion, * the trip being  extended right through to British  Columbia. . It is expected that 'the  resulting dissemination of accurate  information about Canada, will prove  i valuable aid to immigration.  "HUME  ON   EVERY  PIECE."  Chocolates  i  We have lately imported $  i the   choicest  varieties of  , the above   in   hulk,   ancl  are sellin������- at  ?5i. per It.  Highest Award  at the World's Fair,  Red Crass  -Drugstore  mmkWm^mTmawsmi  ���������See Cressman's latest Coronation  suitings^  The Molsons Bank branch at Victoria will be closed.  ��������� Just, n few Gents' $10 fl.inel suits left  at C. B. Hume k Co.  Miss Bell went south In Grand  Forks this morning.  Miss Lily Valentyne, of Thomson's  Landing, is in the city.  T. G. Wanless, of* C.dg.u-y, ai rived  in the city un Monday last.  Miss Fee left this morning on an  extended visit to friends in Ontario.  ���������Reid & Young's great midsummer  'sale is still going on.    Bargains galore.  Miss Bessie Sawyer left this morning  on a visit to friends- at Cold water,  Ont.  ���������J. B. Orossiiian, the Mackenzie Ave.  Tailor, has received his first consignment of fall goods.  The HeraLp is" glad to announce  thnt Dr. Brett of Banff, is recovering  from his illness.  ;���������For bargains in ladies dress goods,  wash goods, blouses, cotton vests; etc.  try Reid k Young's.  J. A. Bangs, solicitor, of Calgary,  passed through the city this morning  on his way to Republic.  ��������� Don't forget that we have a large  assortment of Gents' summer underwear. Prices from $1.23 to S3 50, at  C. B. Hume k Co.  Miss McMicken, of J. B. Cressman's  tailoring establishment, left on Tuesday for a visit to her homejin Carberry.  Manitoba.  The News Advertiser announces the  marriage at Vancouver on Tuesday of  Dr. Newcombu, of P'ereuson, B. C, to  Miss Mae Fraser, of Vancouver.  Mr. W. M. Brown, of the Victoria  hotel went south Tuesdny|to Ferguson  to attend the annual meeting of the  shareholders of the Nettie L.  ^m?mmmmwmw?w?mwmwmmf������  W SUMMER BEAUTY  J AND COMFORT  (|| Requires the right kind of Clothing  (||") and Footwear.  (|g) We have them at the right prices.  g"" (H) Call at Our Store and prove it.  i%    1 Hot Weather Hats.  3������  We can fit you with a Hat that looks  well and feels comfortable.  ���������#  Boots and Shoes  King's Union-Made Boots ior. Men  and Women. ���������  The  Empress Shoe for Women.  Dress Goods  A full line of Dress Goods, consisting of the latest patterns and  fashions.  ^    (2 Carpets and Linoleums  Sold at fair prices and cut and laid  free of charge.  TAYLOR & GEORGE  Mackenzie Avenue.  Mail Orders Solicited and Promptly Attended To  ?*immitiiuuummimiuiMUi&  Edward J. Bourne  Dealer In . (,  Groceries, Gent's. Furnishings, Boots and Shoes,  Ready-Made Clothing.  ip������  WSTORE  Men's Union-made Boots���������New Stock Just In.  Revelstoke Station.  Bourne Bros.' Old Stand.  **4+4f4t&-*1Hf*tt'e-������<?������44[������*������iMi4 i4&*4'S*4t4r'*******4<r-64(<4H(4f-#ir+  SIBBALD & FIELD,  .A-G-IEIETTS  .FOrR.  Real Estate  FINANCIAL-;  Insurance  gm-   a. P. K. TOWNSITE.   MARA TOWNSITE.  GERRAHD TOWNSITE. '  CA.MBOKNE TOWNSITE,  Canada Permanent & Western  Canada Mortgage Corporation.  Equitable Savings Loan and Building Association.  COAL FOR SALE.  ' ��������� "i *���������*  ^Imperial Fire.  I Canadian Fire.  ) c.        --      ���������  f-  J. O. SIBBALD, Notary Pubii".  KEVELSTOKE. B. C  Caledonian Fire.   Atlas YlreL  Mercantile Flre.    Northern Fire.  Guardian Fire.   Manchester Fire.   Great West Life.  Orean, Accident and Guarantee.   Confederation Life  Canadian Accident Assurance Co.   Connecticut Fire  HOUSES FOR SALE AND, RENT. \  CONVEYANCING.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  COOLING, REFRESHING,  SUMMER DRINKS ���������  THEKK'3 inspiration am! refreshment in our soda. Ii tins a  delightfully cooling effect on tlie  body and it .soothes tlie mhi'l. ItN  an effervescing beverage of most  licious flavor And iimUM: Med  purity.  Our Soda Water  Fountain  is modern In construction and kept  absolutely clean. Nothing injurious to health can penetrate piped  jor rercptaclcs. These flavors are  favor! t*s; Strawberry, Pine Apple,  Or a gc, rfftP*! Kola, etc.  WAITER  B*WS,  I-hm.B., Dr���������  HBO"  ist and Stationer,  "BLOOK. '  3   _���������_  T. E. L. Taylor, F. Taylor and E  Edwards went down to Nelson this  morning to attend the regatta heing  held there Friday and Saturday.  A. E. Wilier, of Toronto, brother of  Airs. H. J. Bourne, arrived this week  to takf a position with Mr. G. F.  Curtis, in the Red Cross Drugstore.  The ladies of the Catholic church are  to lie congratulated on the success of  their bazaar held Inst week. The  handsome sum of $187.15 wns realized  after paying nil expenses. .-  lenders (or Kew Biding  REVELSTOKE SCHOOL BOARD  Thc Board of Trustees of Ihe Revelstoke  Public Scliool art* desirous of receiving  teiuli'rs toe- the erection of the proposed  new building on City Block 33.  Plans, specilicatioiis and conditions of  contract may be .seen in one of the school  class rooms (Socond Street), daily, (Sundays excepted), from 10 a.m. till jz, noon,  and from 6 p.m. till 7 p.m., on, and from  Monday, July ..Sth. to Saturday; August  9th, inclusive.  Tenders will be received for the whole  or separate parts of llu* work as shown on  specifications.  The lowest or any lender not necessarily accepted.  The specified conditions of contract  must he strictly adhered to.  TENDERS must be sealed, endorsed on  the outside " Tender for Scliool Building:"  and M.vil.KD lo the undersigned ; and will  close at 6 p. in. 011 Tuesday, August X2,  190.2.  Any further information may be obtained  from Mr. J. II. Henderson, Architect,  Grand Forks, B. C, or either of tlu:  School Trustees,  HENRY FI-OVD,  Sc.crptary, Revelstoke School  Hoard.  IXevel'.loUe, Jxxly 2\, 1902.  -___i rit.and. Par amount...  . -- Absolute Security to Pollcr-HoMera.  IMPERIAL   LIFE   ASSURANCE   CO.  OF CANADA.    HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO, ONT.  ent  BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  President���������Hon. Sir Oliver Mowati P. C, G. C. M. G /  1st. Vice-President, a. B. Ames. President Toronto Board of lradc.   .    ���������2nd. Vice-President, '1 .Bradshaw, i-.I.a.,  Actuary The Imperial Life Assurance Co. or Canada.  MANAGING DIRECTOR  ]������������������. G. COX.  DIRECTORS.  Hon.Sir Mackenzie Bnwell, P. C, K.C. M, 0., Senator, F.x-Primo Minister of  Cnnada, R������l>ville.  HukIi N. Kalril, Grain Merchant. Dlrcotnr Western A.ssiirnnee Company.  A. E. nt-inp. .\f. P., Proslilent Kemp Manufacturing Company,   Ex-Prosld  Toronto Board of Trade.  Wm.Mii'.liHiKfe, President Toronto Hallway Co.  . R. n.p|*i������. M. D. K. P.C.S., ete, London, Out.  Hon. Wm. Harty, M. P.. l*resld������iii t-aiiad'nn Locomotive Co , Kliiestoii, Out.  Warren Y. Vjp>;r, of Khearn ftSopcr, Director Ottawa KlecTle Street Hallway  t'oinpanv, Ottawa,  George B. Kubvc, Kx-'2iiil Vice-President ami General Manager Grand 'I runit  Hallway Company.  Samuel J. Moore. Secretary an.l Manaijcr Carter-Crnme Co.. Limited.  Hon. ������ (.'. Wood, Viie-Prcslileiit Toronto General Trusts Corporation.  H. S. Holt, President Sovereign   Bank of Canadii, President Montreal  Light,  Heat ic Power Co., Montreal  Thomx J. Iirummond, Messrs. Driiniitiond, McCall ic Co., Montreal.  J. J. K**iin)*, Vice-President Western ic British America A>surBiicc Companies.  Clu-stcr Ii. MnjHey, President May������ey.|Iarrls;rjo., Toronto.  Clmrk-iMcOtll, Gtneral Manager, 'ihe Ontario Hank.  Good Agents Wanted ���������Address,* ^  J. W. W. STEWART, Provincial Man., Vancouver.  NOTlbE.  ���������C.ill and life tin: bin gains in Metis-'  antl Boys i'i raw hats, nl C. li. Hume  k Co.  The revenue from Chinese immiKra*'  tion for Llie year ending JunuttOll)  ainoiinls lo $3fH,!)72, compared with  $178,701 iltirintf Llie previous year.  The poll tux List year was incri-.iscd  from #50 to $100. Tlie niiuibei who  piiiil the tax was 2.125, compared with  2.-.IS in IfiOI.  The pl.ins for t.he propose!I new  scliiio! Iiiiiltlhig hrfVe lieen reieived nnd  teiKleri nre lieinf. railed for in this  issue of Tin*: Hkrald. Tenders will  clo������e on  August   12th.    Plans may lie ���������  seen at the puhlic school on Second It . ljniciillly linll0iinced that lliei e  slreet. .ind further  particulars may he       '; ' "'    ' .  ohuined from the school trustees, or will he no public holiday in Canada to  J. H. Henderson, architect. Grain! mark the King's coronation day on  forUn. 'AtiKiiit.mil. 1  TAKK NOTICK that CO days after date I  Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to cut and  carry away timber from the following described latins:  Commencing at a poid marked Alice Perry's  southeast corurr post, situated ubout'21X1 leet  from Sroit|Creck, thence wcst<l)ehains;tlieni*e  nortli ID) chains; thence cast -fOchaiiis; tlienei.  south ir.0 chains, to tbe place of eomnence*  ment; containing CIO acres.  A LICK PERRY.  Ooldflclds, n C , June 30th, 1901!.  FOR SALE.  AKAItMFORSALE, cood bladings.   -Apply  to .Mrs  W. Willis  Kkvelstoke. B.C.  WE HAVE JUST  REMOVED INTO OUR  NEW QUARTERS  ON   MACKENZIE  AVENUE  BOURNE  gbitehal  3^i:Ei^oia:A.-]srTs.  X XZ. A/VIE IT !.  , The largest stock of .'the latest "WATCHES,  CLOCKS, KINGS, -SILVER WARE, CUT  GLASS, FASHIONABLE ;-.TEWELRY, Etc.  My many years' experience enables me to buy  goods   at  the. right   prices,   enabling me to  ' sell to the puhlic at reasonable prices."  ..     WATCH REPAIRING.A SPECIALTY.  m  y?  WORKER  with the best  of appliances  and materials  ' at his disposal  must of necessity produce  more perfect  garments than  do the human ^machines who  in crowded sweat shops.  work at low wages  Our  Garments  Our Garments  show the im-  p ress of tK e  ��������� careful^pains���������  taking work of  well paid, and  ., skilful -tailors.  J. B.. CRESSMAN, Mackenzie Avouue.  Real Estate Bargains  4|_| apA    Good Residence k  ihl-(Li]U   Store Building.  ���������sKl-VWW; Tel,ms__$200cas.i;  ��������� ''     ������������������) Balance  on Easy  ���������   ' Terms.'  $1250  8-Roomed- Residence, with all  modern improvements. A very desirable prop -  erty. Terms can be arranged  with suitable party.  0 .Roomed Hous.e,  with bathroom, etc.,  good  cellar.    *VV ell  situated  for  a   C. P. R.   man*.  Easy Terms. ii .  $1200  Plastered Hous*  with stone foundation. Good garden  50x100 feet���������well located.   This  is a special bargain.  rf������ 4 fk tff\   A fine Residence.  *pn.\j^r\j and Batu Ro,,,,,.  Electric Lighting, garden 50x100  feet. A comfortable home,  selling ata great sacrifice.  80 acre'Farm, about  5 miles from Salmon-  Ai m Station. Best  of soil, good timber for domestic  uses and good'roads. Terms to  the right party.  I  l,(Vfl]  1  *4,|  ft  A Number of Other Real Estate Bargains.     Call and Intpeot our Hat.  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. froms the  . centre of City, are now ready for sale. Easy terms of payment.  I  eiifie     nnAe     Real Kctatta Brokers.  bCnl"})   DnW~"9������   Financial and Insurance Actnt*.  m������i


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