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Array y  \ /V.  "A  ^.     v���������._-  ,.^-^.[  VELSTOK  ALD  ���������/  3  /  ���������  ^k_itsrr)  RAILWAY    MKN'S   JOURNAL,  Vol    V.  No    149  REVELSTOKE'B. C.   THURSDAY,  AUGUST 21, 1902  $2 00 a Year in Advance.  Fresh  Groceries.  " 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, ourbusi-  ��������� ness 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.  W. G. & R.  Shirts  :';' - ��������� These Shirts. ar'e^recog-  .,,_ . , nized  to "be. superior to  any' made in" Canada^ for  Style " and ; Durability.  We have them in all the  '*���������' Latest Patterns.    -..' "  Neck-Ties   i  ,���������.��������� s&Ai, : - -��������� ������* -:'.--���������- .-t .".������������������*.--.>')--''i  1 ^i-.-'-The celebrated Currie Tie  ,777���������-The  Spring?-Patterns  -   . in these Goods have just'  been "received;* and/ for  -   .'   Beauty and -Taste;* excel  ,   -'    anything nyet   produced  by this Renowned Firm  A-.,  of Tie Makers.     -,...���������  HatsJ Caps!  '  The world-re no wned  . - Christie and Fedora Hats*  A   consignment  in   the  , Latest .Styles    has   just  ^~     been opened up.  Underwear  For Spring and Summer.  "' A well "selected* consign-  ��������� ment of Imported Scotch  and English fine, woolen  Balbriggan and Fleece-  Lined Underwear just to  . ij  hand. - i,  Hosiery  Ladies' and Gent's Hosiery in Silk, Cashmere,  and Wool. A complete  stock of the Latest Pat-  terns and Best Quality.  C. B. HUME & GOIPANY'S  Increasing   Business   of   the    Firm    Necessitates   More   Commodious Quarters���������New   Block- will   be   the' Finest in  ' the City���������Expected   to   be  Ready for Occupation About  Middle of November.  This summer in Revelsloki. has been i stork   or   grace-lies, heavv  t  one   of   marked ���������.-.ctivity   in huilding   paints, oils, etc.  hardware,  circles. Al Lhe present time there are  in course of erection buildings exceeding in-value 'over $75,01X1, which is one  of the.he.st indications of Lhe growLh  und prosperity of the ei.y of Revelstoke. Chief among these,'and what,,  when completed, will be the handsomest business block in the city, *s  the Hume block.  - The rapid increase in the volume of  business being; done oc 1 ite by Messrs.  C. B. Hume & Co. has compelled them  \  G.B. Hume  &Go.  Hardware  A carload of Assorted  Hardware jtfst opening  up.  On Lhe ground* floor will he the  gioccry, hardwaie, glass and crockery-  ware, boot and shoe, gents' furnishing,  antl dry goods departments,, with a  complete stock in each line. There  will be three entrances to the store,  the main one being from McKenzie  'Avenue, as shown in cut No. 1, and  two from First St'teet, as appearing in  cut No. 2. ,Tlie offices ofthe company  will be located at the iear of. the  store, but at an elevation of eight feet  Elevation on 'McKenzie Avenue.**  to take this step, and ��������� their enterprise  in building such a handsome structure  will  doubtless   he  -rewarded     bv   a  further  increase- of   business.     This  enterprise is also tangible evidence on  the part of Messrs. Hume k Co. of the  ���������* . i     -  unbounded faith which  they have in  the future of Kevelstoke.  Iu order to give its readers some  idea of the appearance of this block  when completed, the .Hekaxd produces herewith two cuts, oue showing  the elevation of- the building on  McKenzie   Avenue,   and     the    other  from the ground floor, thus giving a  clear floor, space the entire length of  the,huilding. ,    .^  On the second storey there will _be  a" dressmaking* and millinery department, also a house furnishing department. Wall paper and heavy lines of  crockery will also he carried here.  The entire block will he occupied by  the firm, will be well lighted, and  heated throughout with steam. An  elevator will also he put in. The  counters, shelving and other necessary  fixtures will  be procured in the city.  First ;Aid.  A Chicago despatch says: Train  employees of the Noi tii western toad  are to receive instructions in thescience  of medicine and the art of surgery, so  that they shall be able to set a broken  leg and bind up the wounds of the  injured. The purpose of the project is  to make every train crew on the  Northwestern system competent to  'ive Hrst aid to tlie wounded and  irij  red in wrecks.  -Railway surgeons havp estimated  that lit least 50 or 75 per cent of the  deaths which new occur from injuries  .eceived in railway wiecks would not  occur provided the injured received  skillful and intelligent aid nt once.  It. is pioposed to establish a school of  instructions whe'*e train crews can he  taught rudimentary surgery, become  familiar with many of the remedies  used for the purpose cf temporary relief  and learn what materials are used and  how to use them. In this connection  every passenger and freight train will  carry a medicine chest well stocked  with materials.  Wedding at Halcyon.  About thirty invited guests assembled at the Halcybn Hot Springs  Sanitarium, on -Thursday evening  Aug. 7th, to witness the marriage of  Mr. George M. BoVsv and Miss Connie  Haynes, two very.p'opularHalcyonites.  The ceremony was performed by the  Rev. W. C. Calder of Kevelstoke.  After the ceremony, a dance followed  which was enjoyed by all. About  midnight -everyone"adjourned to the  dining room where a sumptuous repast  ,was provided ' by |he 'management.  After many'toasts; were proposed-for  the welfare'and','happiness of the  young couple, speeches .were made" by  Mi\ Thos. McNaught, manager, of the  Sanitarium, and * Mr. G.: H. ' Bayne,  president of the 'JHoinestake, mine  Rossland, in which mention was made  of the popularity of*, the young .couple  during their sojourn-at the Springs,  Mr.'Ross as the .'obliging and genial  agentof. the C/P.jlVfoiyvhoin every  one^h'ad^a' good 'W'ord, "-"and his wife  (formerly 'Miss'.. Constance ���������" Haynes)  equally popular with all;-   -   ��������� ,'*.>'  ,' The bride" was handsotaely - dressed  in white silk and chiffon and carried a  beautiful, bouquet of- white roses and  chrysanthemums, ��������� the gift ��������� of ��������� the  bride's * mother, Mrs. ��������� E.' Haynes,  Vancouver. Her bridesmaid" was  Miss Maggie Rector of Rossland, who  was prettily attired in   white muslin.  mu   ,M?NauB1><' acted as groomsman.  The bride was the recipient of many  handsome and costly presents. -The  young couple have the best wishesof  a multitude of friends lor their future  happiness and prosperity.  THE STANDARD  COPPER MINE  A Property of Immense Possibilities.���������An Independent Opinion  Places the Values of the Ores  in Sight at Millions.  The Herald has recently had an ���������  interview with a party who has just  returned from   visiting the Standaid.  The   reasons   for   the   Prince Mining  Company not accepting the offer they  had received for a   portion  of  their  property is quite apparent. At present  at.the   work   done   in   Nos\ 1,2.-ind  intermediary  tunnels,   there   is over  $100,000 of  ore   in sight, marked out.  Below on the Commander lead at the  large open ������ut the ore can be quarried  out right from  the surface   in   large  bodies.   From an analysis of  this ore  5A   tons will make   a   ton of  copper  matte   besides   the    gold   and   silver  values.     A   tunnel   has   bean run to  cross cut the ore in* 250 feet more with  a depth of 275 feet on' the ledge.   This  large body of ore can be traced on the  surface  for  at least six hundred feet,  and with   drifts   run correspondingly  below will   mark  out ore to the value  of four million nine hundred and fifty  thousand dollars.     By extending this  tunnel   another  300   feet it will cross  cut the vein   below  number   2 tunnel  with   a   depth   of  -175   feet on same.  Drifting then on the ore at that place  will give a tonnage   ot   15,000 tons for  every 50   feet of  drift.'by   extending  the  same 'tunnel   another* 100    l'eet  approximately, it   will   tap   the   vein  under No. 1 tunnel at a depth   of 000  feet,     "When this is accomplished the'  ore   in   sight  will make the property  worth many millions.;   Then again by  running  a   1500-foot* tunnel all-these  leads can easily be   tapped   at a depth  of  2000 feet.'besides cross .cutting two  more leads of immense showings.   It  is "an" ideal "tunneling   , proposition.  THEJ.HERAt.r...:.is ^convinced: that ,the  Standard*, will prove to he one of  the  largest mines on the Pacific slope.  ���������'  "  A New Warehoused .  , Messrs.* Taylor & George have let  the contract for the erection of a large  warenotise -to ��������� D. McCarthy.'. 'The  building will have a floor space of  40x60 feet aud will be erected ut once.  Ferguson   Smelter  a  Success.  Tuesday the 12l h inst, marked a most  important epoch in the history of Ferguson, us on Lhat day the new Vulcan  smelter got its preliminary trial run.  We are gl'id to be in a position to  announce that the trial proved eminently satisfactory. Since it demonstrated that the plant? is capable of  everything predicted of it by bolh  makers and owner*1.  Mr. Hubble of���������S,m Francisco had  charge of the operation of "blowing  in,'' and was assisted in this matter by  II. \V. Gender, the superintendent  of the Lurdeau Smelling & Refining  Company.  At about 1 p. m., the crucible was  Heated, and Lhe * coke, ore and fluxes  run into the furn.ice. Iu about an  hour and a quuitcr the whistle  sounded as an 'intimation thac the  actual operation of smelting was in  progress. Whereupon quite a considerable crowd hurried to the works  including a large number of the ladies  of the town.-  The furnace does its work with very  little noise, as compared with the  ordinary blast stacks, while at the  same lime the heat evolved by the  vnccutn draft is intense at the smelting  uiea. The slag was flowing freely and  the molten metal could be seen falling  like rain drops into the crucible.  Mr. Hubble being satisfied that, the  boiler,attac*hnients and general fittings  were working satisfactorily closed  down the works for assay of slags,  metal, etc.  On Wednesday morning the furnace  was blown in again and worked as in  the short run of the day before with  most gratifying results. The new  inspirator, a recently patented appli-  mice for" regulating the draft, was  found to be somewhat' lightly constructed for the amount of 'steam  pressure developed.  It wiis therefoi e t decided before  putting the plant to the test of a  contfnuous run to procure , heavier  finings for 'the vacuum regulating  mechanism. On its arrival from San  Francisco the smelter will be at once  started up'"with" ������i day and'night shift  of operators who will form its;regular  crew.���������Eigle."  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  Furniture Sale.   .  ���������FOR SALE���������A number of bedsteads,  mattrasses and springs, all nearly new.  The goods can be seen at the residence'  of Mrs. McCallum, three doors east of  the Molson's Bank. -' a.I4 3w  ' Ou Thursday next, Aug. 28th, at the  residence of Mr. and Mi's..,Coursier,  the Altar Guild of St. Peter's Church  will hold a garden party and social.  As this is the first social function of  St. Peter's this season it is the ;in*  tention of the ladies -to make it as  enjoyable as possible:- There is ample  room on the premises to accommodate  a large crowd' and all the attractive  games will he furnished to fill in a  few hours of first rate fun. If you  miss this event you'll be sorry.  The News ofthe World in Brief  As Received Over the Wires  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  The wholesale price of Anthracite  co.il in New York is now 810 for stove  size and SU for nut.  Albert Brassey's '" Czarina '* arrived  second at Cherbourg in the race for  E.u-1 Crav\ford's Coronation Cup.  - The   Sbah   of   Persia   visited  King  Edwaid on" the royal  yacht' Victoria  and   ,Albert    at     Portsmouth     this*  morning.  The Dative question ih South Africa  is  a   serious   one.     The   natives  are -  causing a good deal of trouble at out- *  lying farms. . ;  Gens. Botha, Dewet and Delarey  arrived at Utrecht this morning to  visit Kruger. An immense crowd  gathered there to welcome them.  A party of Moois attacked a French  military supply column near Andakin.  Algeria. Several were killed and  wounded on both sides. Troops have  been called out and are in pursuit of  the Moors. " '       ���������'*���������"  Four hundred boxes , containing  Egyptian relics are on the' way from  Egypt, destined to the * University.  of California,^ San Francisco. Tbey  were collected^ hy Dr. Geo. Reisner  during the last two years.-'     -'    '  ���������   President Baer, of the Philadelphia  and Reading railroad,  replying to a  letter from AV. T.  Clark,  or  Wilkeu-  barre. Pa., asking'Baer as a .christian'  to end the'strike, said he thought that  Clark was biased in, his views in favor -  of workingmen getting control'of a -  business- in   which   they     were-   not  particularly   interested,,. excepc     in  demanding fair wages forvworkf;d,one. *'  Rights  ot. laboring   men ,**must,vb*/  protected,   not   by   labor,agitatatora,.;  but by Christian  ruen,: whom-God in";  His infinite wisdom had given control j  ot  property  interests.    Clark, should /  remember that the Lord God Omnipo*^  tent still reigned, and that .His reign-  is one of law and   order   and   not of"  violence and crime.        .    '"  ' :_  GENUINE  BARGAINS  AT-  Elevation on First Street.  the elevation on First Street.  It will be a two storey brick block,  50x100 feet, with a basement the full  size of the huilding. XV. M. Dodd, of  Calgary, is the architect, and Messrs.  Johnston k Co., of Kamloops, the  contractors. The brick to be used in  the building is being manufactured by  C. B. Hume k Co. at their Revelstoke  brick yards under tho direction of Geo.  Gill one of - the most experienced  brick makers in tlie west, and from  the sample shown the Hek.vi.d will  prove to be equal to any which can,be  procured in the country.  In the basement considerable space  will be taken up by the furnace and  heating appliances, the balance being  aevoted  to the storage of   a surplus  The interior arrangement of the store  will he such as to make it convenient  for both buyer and seller, and a  pleasure for the customer to do  shopping. The different departments  will be in charge of an efficient staff  of clerks, and the store, when  complete, will be as modern and  up-to-date, both as regards stack and  equipment, as the stores ot much  larger cities in eastern and western  Canada,  ' It is expected that a start -'will he  made on tho brick work about the  first of September, and the contractors  estimate thut it will tako them about  six weeks to get through. It is likely  to be well on in''November however  before the firm get moved into their  new store. s "*  . \     '  Reid & Young's  For the Balance of August  Oil All Summer Goods, Consisting of  DRYGOODS, READY MADE CIOHIING,  MEN'S FURNISHINGS, BOOTS AND SHOES  Visit of British Editors.  ���������  A party of editors representing  sixteen of the leading journals of  Great Britain arrived at Ottawa thi.s  week. Il is their intention to make a  tour through Western Canada, under  tin- auspices of lim Dominion Government, for the purpose of seeming  as much information as' possihle  regarding  the   iimtertnl   wealth   and  resources of the Canadian West. It  is the desire of the visiting editors to  make a short stay *>in this locality and  the Board of Trade-and ������ity Council  should see to it that the visitors are  given an opportunity of securing tbe  information they desire. The party is  expected to arrive at Revelstoke about  September 4th.  ���������Mens' Union  made    overalls  jumpers at C. B. Hume & Co's.  and  MUSI (LEAR OUT OUR SUMMER STOCK  During This Month to Make Room for  FALL GOODS.  Your Opportunity to Get  GOODS AT A BIG DISCOUNT FOR (ASH  , Rifle Association! V  The  first practice at the new txage  took   place   on   Saturday,', the,. 16th,.  when   lo   members   turned out.   The.  new range ��������� is a great improvement on.  the old one, and Mr. H. A. Brown, tbe.  president, has worked hard to keep the.-;  expenditure down to , the reasonable  one of  $150.  . To meet this,* the "Association advertises today "a Smoker on"  the evening of the 1st Sept.���������it being  understood that the Ladies Auxiliary  of   the Hospital  are postponing their  dance  to a more suitable night  than  Labor���������Day���������when-they���������hope���������"tfait-  inenibet*8  of   the  R.   R. A. and their  friends will roll  up and knock down  the deficit.        ' ' ,  Scoring on Saturday was low. owing -  to the new range, and the rain'storm  und gale that prevailed in the after- ���������  noon.     The .following  were  tha sis.  best scores :  200yds  R. Upper     10  T. B. Baker     17  C. Holten     21  H.A.Brown     24  Capt. Forsland     18  Dr. Carruthers     17  500  25  28  17'  15  15  15  Total  44  43  .  41  39  83  32 o  Tlie  The City Schools.  public   schools   re-opened &{g  week with an attendance the first day  of 107 pupils, considerable below the  average. Principal Wilson informed,  the Herald that the attendance in  the upper divisions was- good but in  the lower divisions very small. It its  important- that all children of school  age should be got out as the government grant is based on the actual  average attendance. - Parents are  requested to make special note of this  as it means a loss to the city of $20  for each child not in attendance. A.  high school class has' been formed'  with four pupils in attendance.  Of the teaching staff Miss Dene ant������"  Miss Robinson are attending _the=  Normal at Vancouver, .and willnot-  return until Oct. 1st, their places are-  being filled until then by Mrs. Hutchison and Miss Spurling. Miss Fraser,  who has charge of Division IV,  is expected to return by the 1st of  September, Mrs. "Wilkes is acting  meanwhile as substitute'. - Miss Grant,  who was appointed to the vacancy on  the staff, is in charge of Division VI.  at the Selkirk Hall, .  The medals which were procured for  the children as souvenirsjof Coronation Day were distributed oa Tuesday.  ���������vv---:?  -    ,"v"*|  '".'      1  -i\l  A-. nraoaE3WiC VfttBiKJrVWmer vs  Gospel Work  1        in Brazil.  >   A mission whose converts are al-  }        ready becoming evangelists.  An exceedingly interesting   story   of  successful mission work  is told by Mr.  .   P.eginald   J.   Young,  who   has  just re-  ��������� turned  from Brazil.    He  has been lab-  .- oring for tis years past  in  that populous land, and is now'in  this  country  necking help to extend  his  work.    His  ������������������xperience in the cities and country districts of Brazil has convinced him that  .if a systematic and earnest effort were  ..made to evangelize the country, a rich  '..    J.nrvest  of  souls might  be  reaped.    It  /--������!*.���������  he  says,  a most  promising  mission  ���������iii. Id, which would well repay the labors  ...   o:  consecrated Gospel workers.  "Mr. Young and his  wife wcre'gradu-  ..-��������� "ally, led into mission work in Brazil by  s  brief stay in Eio Janeiro.    They, had  . 2   -small  property,   sufficient  for    their  ������������������;.j6\~ri needs, and during their visit they  i.i'.le excursions from the: city into the  ��������� ii.   -i-ior.    They were astonished to find  i::**������* few of the acquaintances they mad������  l.iifw  anything of the Gospel or of the  v. ..nl 'of God.    Even   educated    people  i ������������������..-re we're, who did not possess a copy  of  the Bible.   Mr. and 'Mrs. Young ob-  ���������tn'.'iied   from  the Bible  Society  a con-  fi^nment of    Bibles,  Testaments    and  tingle GospeU in Portuguese. These were  *oon in circulation, many being readily  *old  and others given  away to people  .-..anxious to get them.   The Christian vis-  -^itars  procured a fresh  stock and went  -���������*on a long journey westward, calling at  itlu- towns on the way and selling or giv*  4:'_r away the precious volumes.   Return-  ..-i'.-.:. they settled at Sao Paulo, near San-  im-. wheie they hired a room for public  .:     i;:i'etii'2S.   Here the Bible ,was read and  explained.   Many came, and soon there  .were  people inquiring  the  way  to    be  . taved.    A canvass from house to house  was made of the City of Santos, and a  large number of portions of the Bible  were sold.   Tlie City of Sao Paulo, which  has 2oO,000 population, was also canvass  -ed,.as   far   as  possible,  and  the people  invited   to  the  meetings.    Visits  were  ilso made to the neighboring towns. At  -one of these a young Englishman nam*  .ed F. C. Glass was brought to. Christ,  ���������rand .so earnest was  he  that he aban*  -doncd his business to assist in the mis  ���������xian work.   He has proved a yery sue  *cssful worker.  About forty persons ir, all have made  tirofession of faith at Sao Paulo, and  -.ihere are many others who have manifested a deep interest in the teaching  a*Bd.=will, it is believed, yet become be  lkvers. T-Among tlie converts, Sni. Mello,  ���������" vjMSting man who was formerly notori*  bus for his wickedness, lias himself be*  - < oome a preacher.    He is a native Brazil*  iaa'-of considerable  fortune.    After hia  - conversion be set himself diligently  to  - the ..study of the Bible, and spoke    at  --   ere*iy opportunity, both on the streets  and -in the mission.    His simple testi-  rnmay -was given with  power, and haa  - -been     greatly     blessed.     Snr.     Mello  .-MMSj-ngs,  it   so   impressed    a    Roman  - Catholic priest that he became an in-  -tparcr, and has since accepted Christ.  tea, with two other workers,  ���������et .out on foot on a mission journey  through    three    States,   .intending    to  ^'"-Breach in all their chief towns.   One of   l^Snr._Mello's_comoanions  is Snr. EgydioJ  Diss, who also was converted at the  Sao Paulo mission. He is a Spaniard,  bat speaks Portugues; fluently. Por  about a year after hi.**'conversion he  ���������mxde. his .home with Mr.: and Mrs.  -'���������.Ycnns.,' and they had .therefore abundant  opportunities oi observing his character.  ���������Alttm'.igh he had been a-man of utterly  'irreligious life, his quiet, humble, earnest behavior made a deep i.upression on  - all who came in  contact with bim.  Sir. Young's chief desire is to organize  t corp, 0; native workers. He' i3 convinced that in Brazil the church will  ���������:io������* Letter if it is not regarded as a  n_isi.iti:t.ir; church. Native Brazilians  have d tetter co-nnu-ul of th'e Ian-  g~asc than a foreigner can ever acquire;  tscy ate more familhir with national  5 cs-'.<.���������'."- and modes of thought, and they  do .not encounter the prejudice with  which the native is apt to regard the  foreigner wha comes to teach him reli-  ���������rioo. He therefore':' rc'.ie3 chiefly for  future success on the converts whom he  is training, hut most of all on the circulation of the Billo, which, to many  Brazilian household-, i- ;i new book.  AN INSECTICIDE  CYl.lt*  Arsenic U Well  Recotnmeudedaa  m Substitute for I*at-is Green.  B*ot several years white arsenic has  been employed in an experimental way  as a substitute for paris green, but the  amount used has been relatively small.  At the present time.the cost of arsenic  ln large quantities is about seven cents  a pound, while paris green in like  amounts is about fifteen cents. In  smaller amounts a similar difference  will be found. Paris green is but about  fifty per cent. arseriTc "even when pure,  and many reports of its adulteration are  received. Arsenic then will go nearly  twice aa far, and as it costs but one-  half as much per pound, it will be but  one-fourth as expensive as paris green.  Arsenic is but slowly-soluble in watei  and many report that if placed in watec  Well stirred up and applied to the pla:its  immediately no Injury is Bhown, but il  allowed to stand enough of* the arsenia  trill be dlsolved to injure the plants.  When arsenic is boiled in lime watei  lt forms an arsenite of lime and in  chemically the same as london purple,  except for the coloring matter of tha  latter. We prepare the arsenic by boiling one pound with two pounds of lima  in two gallons of water for forty minutes. For spraying fruit trees this will  answer tor 400 gallons of water, but for  the potato beetle only 200 gallons  can be used.  If a combined insecticide and fungi-  Bide is desired, the arsenic, preparation  can be added to 400 gallons of bordeaux  mixture. This can be used with safety  upon nearly all trees, but upon those  with tender foliage we find it advlsabU  to add a pound of lime to each 20'gallons of the spraying material if hor.  deauz mixture is not used.  It will not do to use air-slaked lime,  but it should be fresh lime* and must  be slaked .in the same manner as foi  bordeaux mixture; Care should e<  taken that the arsenic is not mistaken  for some of the household" chemicals.  It should be put away out of the reach  of children, and it will be advisable tc  Btir ln some soot or other coloring matter.*  A " Steel1  Banquet.  The banquet given recently to Mr. Andrew Carnegie at th'e" Carnegie Laboratory of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hobokcn, New Jersey, United  States, says E. Leslie Gilliams in the  current number of The Strand, was ona  of the most novel and ingenious ever  prepared. The steel magnate was greeted on all sides by the metal in which he  has made his millions. The great room  in .which the feast was held looked more  like'. a locomotive workshop than a banquet hall. The decorations were of the  most elaborate type, but they were also  severe, for it was the students' idea to  make the royal supper one of steel from  start to finish. Around the long table  was feed a steel track on which there  ran a movaJblo modern blast-furnace and  other steel dishes. When the lights  were turned on, the table und the wall-  hangings caught the rays and sent out  myriads of dancing sparks. The delicate  china and, cut-glass which usually grace  the festive board were replaced by novel  dishes of steel, fashioned in the oddest  shapes. Cups, plates and goblets were  of the finest and most highly-tempered  steel. The sumptuous repast was served up in beautiful steel dishas, and beside each guest's plate there was an appropriate* steel souvenir. The most remarkable feature of the banquet was,  however, tho curious-looking centra  dishes and . "punch-bowls." Mr. Carnegie, although ho has been a guest of  honor at many original: entertainments,  looked around him in astonishment when  he first entered the banquet hall of the  Stevens Institute.  The punch-bowl attracted the steel  magnate's attention as soon as .he sat  down���������not that he knew it was a punchbowl���������no one but tl.* designee knew the  use of that queer dish. lt was a model  of a blast-furnace, perfect in every de-  It was about four feet high and  tail.  'luHpocLion  of :Nurscrie������.  Most of the nurseries inspected have  been found practically free from insaeti  ipests of a! serious nature. Ten important species have j been found at :��������� different times, however, in sufficient numbers to do serious injury.' In all cases  efforts were at once made to clean out  ���������the stock thus infested.' Tbe most im-  iportant insect which attacks nursery  stock In this state is the Sah Josescale,  It is important to<nurserymen not only  because of the injury which it may do  to the infested stock, but because it ia  greatly dreaded- by both dealers and  fruit growers alike. 'Hence stock from  a nursery which is known to have been  once'infested, does not find a' ready  Bale.  > Experiments in dipping and spraying  young!nursery;trees indicate that plant  lice may be controlled in the nursery  by dipping the curled tips of infested  trees in a7 solution of wTiale oil soap, 1  pound to 7. gallons of water! The; work  should be done early in the season  Flea beetles attacking young pear and  apple trees may be held in check by  spraying with gre'en arsenite, I pound  to 100 gallons of water,1 and 'the canker  worm will succumb; to the same treatment  The experiments in fumigating nursery stock with hydrocyanic acid gas,  when the stock is piled In the cellar for  winter storage, indicate that this method may prove practical, thus aviodlng  the necessity of building special fumigating houses.���������N. Y. Experimental  Bulletin, No. 13G.  V."'         ' Preventative .of Cnrnattou Kuftt.  ,.   Many carnationists believe hot: only  that common salt is a preventative ol  carnation rust but also that it is a decided' promoter of vigor in growth of  the  plants    themselves.    Experiments j  made by the Station have proven that ;  neither of these beliefs rests on a sound <  ba-sls. -: j  ���������   In experiments made ln 1896 (Bulle- !  tin, No. 100) spraying the plants with ���������  salt solution failed to prevent rust in *  the least and none of the plants seemed ,  -more���������vigorous__because   of   the_.saline  shower.   In tests made inlS96 no rust  appeared oh any of  thejplants.  either  treated or untreated;  but the "salted"  carnations   did   no   better    than    the  others in "size or vigor.  In 1896 carnations were grown in  ���������soil to wliich salt solutions of different  strSngth ,.were added and they showed  an injurious effect; from the salt solution. Five of ten plants each were used  in this experiment, one lot being vo.  treated and the others receiving from  one-fourth of a gram to five grams ol  salt per plant at each of eight applications about two weeks apart. The  non-appearance of rust, rendered that  feature of the experiment useless; but  an experienced carnationlst, wholly unacquainted   with   the   treatment  given  ran automatically along the track.  Every eye was turned inquiringly upon  Mr. Morton, 'President of the institute,  when he sent the furnace dn its journey.  The man on his right-stopped its course  and, to the amazement of all, tilted it  up and filled his glas3 with punch. This  queer-looking punch-bowl, travelling  around the table and stopping before  each guest to (be tapped, caused muoh  amusement.  At one end of the table was an "open-  hearth furnace," from which ��������� radiated  very natural heat, but from which there  came also a very unnatural - savory  All eyes were turned inquiring-  ��������� odor.  In tlie Art Gallery.  Work of Missionaries.  ly in that direction when the counter-  weighted door was raised. The furnace  was red-hot inside, and an exclamation  of surprise issued from many lips when  fried oysters - instead of molten metal  were taken from within. Each new dish  presented some new surprise, and there  was much guessing as to what the various objects contained.  Small flatcars loaded with cake spikes  found their way around the eighty feet  of railroad track to each individual banqueter. Sweets were also served from a  Bessemer converter; which, after a  "blow," projected a shower of sparks.and  was then lifted until confections and  cakes streamed out into appropriate  ladles. No wonder there was a general  laugh when, instead of the armor-plate  which generally issues from these Bessemer converters, there came forth pas-  trz.  Salads and ices were served in "ingot  :moulds."; These moulds travelled along  the track, and each guest helped'himself.  Tho ice cream was moulded into all manner of queer shapes, corresponding to  various engineering models, for the main  plan was never lost sight of. ' "Steel  ; and railroads" were the woTds the students kept constantly in mind when  preparing for the banquet. Bread there  was in every conceivable shape and form,  from a whole locomotive to a railroad  tie.  President Morton proposed a toast te  their honored benefactor and guest, and,  after an appro' riate speech, presented  Mr. Carnegie with a beautiful silver casket, holding a portion of the fir3t "T"  rail ever( manufactured.  Mr. Carnegie declared that he possessed no treasure which he valued more  highly, and that its presentation would  ���������ever���������bs���������a���������pleasant���������memory���������msrving-tue  banquet at the Stevens Institute an incident never  to be forgotten.  Ensllitlinicn. ami   ColTee.  A Parliamentary return of ihe imports of tea and coifee into the British  islands, according to The Daily Graphic,������  suggests some curious questions as'to  the influence of national temperament  upon national bevrnges'. Why, for instance, docs the individual Briton drink  six pounds of tra in a twelvemonth,  while the Dutchman and the Yankee,  his nearest competitors, drink little  more than a pound, and tho German  and Frenchn.an barely an ounce apiece?  Why does the Dulehninn  in  the    same  W. Pett Ridge contributes to an English paper a lively skit upon the ways of  the amateur art critics who visit ike  Academy.      He Ibegins as follows :���������  "Now, girls 1    Mind this 1"  The matronly -woman with innumerable daughters stops half way up the  Ihroad, carpeted staircase, partly to regain breath; partly to waste it.  "Not a thing must be miBsed I Try  to learn something now you aro here.  Study the pictures, and if there's anything  you  don't quite   understand  ask  me, and if I think you ought to be   Don't tell me I've got to get through  that," adds the lady, eyciug the turnstile  apprehensively.  In the vestibule gay expectation. Silk-  hatted explorers, set out on the journey through the rooms with cheerful  confidence (smartly-dressed young 'women buy blue-covered catalogues at the  table in the proportion of one book to*  five students, and the girl who produces  from her purse a dance card pencil is appointed secretary. Inside Gallery No. 1  voices are hushed as though in church,  with here and there one of exceptional  timbre lika to the tearing: of calico, belonging generally to a lady with the  manners of a traction engine. People  step carefully on the polished floor ; in  going backwards to get better sight of  ,a picture they for preference tread on  the toes of others ; clumsy men take up  a firm and determined position on trailing skirts. In every eye resolution;  previous Academies may have proved obstinate, but this Academy is-to be attacked and conquered by sheer dogged-  ness.  . "'La Belle Dame sans merci,'*" reads a  secretary. The matron hints that she  will be obliged if this can be translated  into ' an understandable language.  "Mother, dear, I think it means 'the  beautiful lady���������the beautiful lady who  could not say thank you?"  "Really !"��������� re-examining the lady on  horseback and the knight on foot���������"'Yes,  I can see now. Ah, well"���������turning from  it with a sigh of satisfaction���������"'it  teaches us all a lesson."  Horses   Suffer  for "Water.  Allow me to call attention to a subject  of interest .to horse-owners���������a practice  that, to my mind, writes 0. H. Smith in  Farm, Field and Fireside, is decidedly  wrong. It relates to the watering of  horses. All dry feeds arc absorbents of  moisture���������and many of the ailments  that the horse is subject to, even when  not showing any definite symptoms, are  owing to the lack of fluid, and especially  water. If the-nerves are desicatcd from  feeding dry feeds through lack of fluids,  then it is certain thnt other tissues aro  also suffering from the same cause and  the wheels of the machinery are being  clogged by reason of waste matter fhich  is. properly carried away.  ' Water docs a threefold service���������it  feeds, it moistens.'and carries away the  cinders of the body furnace. For thc  want of it the animal is exposed to  many and various dangers. I want to  emphasize that the way thc majority of  people water their horses, or fail to  water them, is wrong. "To illustrate: A  farm team comes from the field at pight,  or a road team from the road, or^is idle  in the stall. It is the usual practice to  water them before feeding; that is all  right. They drink or do not-drink, just  as their systems demand for tbe time  "being; and often they do not need water  until tliey have been replenished with"  feed. The feeder gives them the night's  feed, sufficient until morning.  The owner or driver or feeders console  themselves their horses are well cared  for, not taking into consideration that  it takes feed and water both to make a  healthful digestion. After tho horse has  eaten a quantity of the night's,  feed go to the stomach of the  horse and find the feed in its  dry state, except the saliva that was  used to masticate it, and as a general  principle and sound philosophy, in a,  majority of cases the feed is not moist  enough for proper digestion.  The .Vnlne of . nog Wnllovrii.  Social Instincts of Arts.  . King Lewanika, by the way, is a good  Instance of what missionary work can  sometimes effect'. A Swiss explorer,  Captain Alfred Bortrand, recently in an  interview spoke as follows :���������"There  can be no doubt that Lewanika is the  most picturesque personage invited to  King Edward's coronation, and his presence has attracted the attention of English people to that little known portion  of their ^undeveloped estates. . As a traveller who has visited both, the old  world and the new, and has everywhere  appreciated the untiring and beneficial  , activity of the Anglo-Saxon race within; and without.the British dominions, I  wish to record some recollections of  Barotseland, and especially the profound  Impression created by the mission carried on in that country. The pioneers  of the Upper Zambesi 'have been' tho  French Protestant missionaries���������namely, the Rev. F. Colllard, the brothers  Jalla and their colleagues, including several of my own countrymen from Switzerland. My three months' visit to  Barotseland (undertaken primarily for  hunting and exploration7 from the geographical point of view) brought me into close contact with thc missionaries,  then established at five stations, and  gave me a thorough insight into the  methods and results of their labors, results all the -more surprising when we  remember that at tl*tt time there was  no external authority "in the country beyond that of Lewanika r. himself. On  reaching the Zambesi I found at each of  the stations churches, schools, . houses  and stores ��������� erected in situations: where  everything had to ��������� be made from the  raw material, and that was extremely  scarce.' In particular, the'timher framework of the church at Lialui, the capital, was a chef d'oeuvre of joiner's  work. The King Lewanika had already  been inspired by these with the idea'  (which he has since carried out) of  building better houses for his household.  ��������� Gardens with avenues: of bananas, or  parterres of European vegetables, had  been laid out, forming an object lesson  to the people of what might be grown  even in that poor soil. For convenience  of transport, the missionaries had,  moreover, made a little canal between  the two stations, and the'King, fired by  emulation, was constructing three others  in diiTerent parts of the country, while  his young men were being trained to the  use of European tools. Instead of robbing others, Lewanika tries to develop  the arts of peace, handicrafts, wheat-  raising and cattle-breeding, and has succeeded so well that from every direction people are cominig to him* to buy.  He obliges his chiefs to send their children to the school wherever one exists.  Moreover, he has appointed a functionary, whom he calls the shepherd, to see  that they do so, and that they behave  properly. His own daughter is a teacher at the capital. -The horrible crime of  infanticide, which was formerly universal, is now severely punished. Although  Lewanika still clings, to polygamy,and  some other pagan practices, he encourages others, even his" own children, _ to  become Christian. In thus stimulating  every kind of progress,-he has had to  face the bitter -opposition of a reactionary party, which included almost', tho  whole of his chiefs, and has even risked  his throne moie than once. But the  Barotse mission has produced real, and  not merely outward, professors of Christianity. Among these I may mention  his son and heir Litia, his niece Akan-  anglsoa, a great chieftainess in her own  right, and Mokamba, his son-in-law. and  Prime Minister, who is now hi England  with him."  In order not to leave my readers under  the impression of crime among ants, I  shall close with the account of a trait  ���������of devotion to the common weal, writes  August Forel, in Tho, International  Monthly for June, 1002.. A swarm of  Formica pratensis was closely pressed  in Its nest by an army of the same species, and crowds of alarmed defenders  issued from the entrances to the nest  and flew to take part In the fight. Like  Satan, the tempter of old, I placed near  them a beautiful drop of honey on a  piece of paper. At any other .time the  honey would have been covered in a  few instants with ants-gorging themselves, but this time numerous working ants came upon it, tasted it for  scarcely a second, and returned to it  restlessly three or four times. Conscientiousness, the feeling of duty, invariably prevailed over gormandism, and  -they left the honey to go and be killed  while: defending the community. I am  bound to own, however, that7 there aro  ants less social, in . whom gormandism  does prevail.  Compared to the manners of other  sociable animals, and especially to those  of man, the manners of ants exhibit a  :profound and fundamental aggregation  ���������of facts of convergence, due to their  social life. Let me: mention devotica,  the instinctive sentiment of duty, slavery, torture, war, alliances, the raising  of cattle, gardening, harvesting and even  social degeneracy through the at-'  traction of certain harmful means of enjoyment. It would he ridiculous and erroneous to see in-the fulfilment of this  series of acts, individual reasoning, the  result of calculated reflection, analogous  to.ours. yTlio fact that each is fixed and  circumscribed within one species, as well  as the fatalistic character it has in that  species, proves this superabundantly. But  it would be as grave a mistake to refuse to recognize thc deep natural laws  that are concealed under this convergence. Is thc case different as regards  our actions, though thoy are infinitely  more plastic and more complex individually ?   I do not believe it.  I have been unable to give more than  a short sketch of the social life'of ants.  Let eaeh one study it for himself, and  he will experience in doing so the deep  enjoyment that comes from sounding  the secrets and laws', of nature, while  at the samo time'he will enjoy the most  delightful, satire upon human wretchedness, and will perceive at least the main  lines of a social example that we ought  to be able to imitate, though we cannot  do so on account of the too large dose  of egotistical and ferocious instincts that  wo have inherited from our ancestors.  Humor of the Hour.  The Youth���������Yes, I'm in business for-  myself, but'I don't seem to.be able to*  meet with^any success.  The Sage���������Nobody ever meets with  success, young .man. Ho must overtake it.*���������Philadelphia Press.  May���������I had no idea before last night-  that Mr. Pilcher was ii man of such lofty,  ambitions and exalted ideals.  Maud���������How did you come to find it-  out ? ���������'���������>  May���������He proposed to me.���������Harper**-  Bazar.  "You say you" are thankful you hav������  a cold!"  "Vcs,"  answered the optimist.      "A  cold is one of the few ailments that a  doctor will undertake to cure nowaday*-  without a surgical   operation."���������Washington Star.  ��������� ������������������  ���������  Attorney���������Did you see the plaintiff"  strike the defendant ?  Witness���������Oi did, sor.  Attorney���������And was asBault commit*  ted with malice aforethought !  Witness���������No, sor j it wor committed.  wid a mallet behoindth' ear.���������Judge.  An unlettered Celt's application to  the Philadelphia Court of Naturalization.  resulted in the following dialogue :��������� ���������  Judge���������Have you read tho Declara-*  tion of Independence ?  Applicant���������No, sir.  Judge���������Have you read the constitu-*  tion'of the United States ?  Applicant���������No, sir.  Judge���������Have you read the history of  the United States ?  Applicant���������No, sir.  Judge���������No t Well, what have you.  read ?���������  Applicant���������Oi have red hair on me  head, your Honor.  ���������- ��������� ��������� ���������  "It's quite cool for June," remarked'  the  Observant- Boarder.  "Yes," added the Cross-eyed Boarder,  "in the effort to get June days to the  requisite degree of rareness the weather man is almost certain to hand out  a few that aro underdone."���������Pittsburg  Chronicle Telegraph.  "Wha' fo' you all dless up, John V   '  "Mc  celeblate.    English    whip ..Bo's.  Illsh all mad.    Hoop-la lv  I go bujr fi"  clackcr 1"���������Indianapolis News.' '   _;  ��������� ���������'.���������'  ������������������I  "The hog is a native of hot climates,  the plants was asked to pa-^s judgment I period   drink   Pix!<>cn   pounds   of   coffee  lliKCuiouh  T'..ievcj.  ."A mo.-t ingenious theii is reported on  emc, of the railways in Burma. The  iBunnt-.-e head-covering, it must be understood, is a silk 'k.-ichief, often of  considerable value, caliitl "gaungbaung."  Some young daru-dcv ils attach prickly  bushes to long bamboo poles, and when  tbe mail train passes tiiey yell out,  whicli cauFee the nnti*.*-* passengers to  , slick their heads out nf the carriage  ���������windows. The train Is then raked from  ond to end bv mean., of the scrubby  poles, with the result that the Burman  male passengers are deprived of 'heir  ���������gann^baungs. Some 27 silk headdresses were thus acquired by tbe young  scamps in one night.  Can anybody -tell if Lynn  Is where they train the linnet 1  Or why an an".le worm has not  A single angle in it T  ���������Buffalo Express.  upon them. ..Ho pronounced tho check  lot best, the two lota receiving one  cram and one fourth gram per plant  about equal and second best anil the  two lots receiving two and five grams  about equal and poorest. Similar re-  eults followed a similar tost in 1807 nnd  the rust, was worse, if then, was nny  difference whatever, on thf* salted  plants.���������N. Y. Bulletin, Xo. 138.  .   I'.rlHtl-..  "Wean the plg3 at eight weeks oia  but don't do it suddenly. As early as  three or four.woeks they must begin to  eat alittlo and should have ..a llttlo  trough of dainties to tempt their appetite. Tt will soon increase and at eight  weeks the pigs will scarcely miss their  dam;  Tho feed cooker can be used to a  good advantage for steaming clover  bay which makes the pigs grow a larger bone when fed once or twice a week  If not oftcner through the winter  months, and they seem to oat the grain  better when fed some rough or * steamed  feed. .���������*"*.��������� 1  To give a bog medicine tie him with  a running noose, cut off the tip of a  horn diagonally and place it. in tho  pouch formed by. the angle of the lips  pulled away from tho right side of the  jaw. Pour the fluid in through tbo  horn. -    .' '"  The best medicine for swine is cleanliness in constant doses.  For ailing hogs, if you do not know  what Is the cause, give say a half ounce  of flowers of sulphur with new milk,  ��������� for a large animal.  to  the  Yankee's nine  pounds, the Gcr  man's six pound., fhe  )��������� ranchman's four  pound?, and the nrit'-n1.*) i v.*olve ounces 7  That the nnswri to tln'-i* *'1-;.*stiims will  not"b<* found i.'i rlimnt'e inilin'iico sfoms  clear  from   thf  fact   that   the    capital  consumption   of   thc   two   beverages   is  very nearly the *siiiii. in the Jtritidi colonies ns in  tlio  motln'r country.      The  Australian drinks n  little more tea and  a little less colT.'e limn thc Enxlishmnn,  thc Canadian a little lei's tea  und a little more coffee ; bur., compared with foreign countries, tlic.se difference's nre in-  Bignifif-ant.    In torrid or temperate zone  the Briton  drinks   much   more   tea   and  much less coffee thun the. other inhabitants of the world.    Perhaps the difference is partly due to the fact that the  Engli.shmnn   does   not   think   it   worth  while to apply to the purchase and pre.-  paration  of  Iii.s "temperance" beverages  thc same care and thought    which    he  givC3 to his wine or his cigars.   He does  not know, and  does not care to  know,  what well and newly-roasted, unadulterated coffee is.   lie only knows that tho  coffee ho gmerally gels is rather nastier  than his tffti.   He. wants something warm  .and something wet, and of the t.wo_iriost  obvious alternatives he prefers the more  palatable. |   "  "I see that King. Edward wore a  ��������� grey overcoat at the Newmarket races  that butto-od through the cloth, there  hei. 'j. no fly to it. Novel .isn't it V"  "Oh, I diinno. It" has been very generally admitted that there were no  flics on Edward."���������Cleveland Pkin  Dealer.  where his thii.k~slan served-as"1a~pr6tec"*;--  tton against poisonous snakes and other  enemies. In the stato of his present  higher civilization his thick skin is in  some respects a detriment to his best  welfare. When closely confined in filthy  quarters it provides a harboring place  for mites and vermin, from which they  are with difficulty dislodged. . Tlie .extreme thickne**;*. of his skin also tends  to retain the body heat too clo=cly when  penned up in hot weather, out of reach  of his natural protective element ��������� a  moist mud bath. The hog that is free  to find it well knows how to fist-ape from  insect eneini..-, or, if .ivorheiileil. into  a wallow hole, where he will plaster his  entire hody in an armor of 'mud; which  wlion peeled off cleans and invigorates  the .skin.  The hog is not so filthy an animal as  he is represented. If there are clean  natural or artificial wallows within  reach he will .-civet such in which .to  take his wallmv bath in preference to  filthy holes containing yard draining.*,  which he, p.-rforce, often has to make  use of. Whi-ri. natural running str������am������  cannot be made use of, lt will be found  a profitable investment to provide, artificial wallo-A- made of plank, so constructed as to =lope gradually to a depth  suilicicnt for the largest hog to thoroughly pla-trr himself with the inud  and water *, .pplir.d..  The walluw box should be built **o It  can be co'i'/.-r.iently cleaned and refilled  with irfAt /.���������.iter and dirt. Espeei.i!!y_  i'j sucli ������ -vailow beneficial where the  hogs are k'pt in large or considerable  numbers and kept rung, and therefore  !c.������s able to provide th"ir own  wallows.  Where such wallow* are provided  they will often save the lives of mnriy  valuable animals and help ward off disease, be-iebs eontributing i������ no B,i..iH  degree tf. the health and thrift of tlie  herd. .Brood sows farrowing during hot  weather are especially bcrn.-fit.ef) ..by., access to clean, well-adapted, willows.' By  such means tliey will keep In cheek th������  danger from overheating and fevering of  their blood, which often proves fatal to  both ilie sows and their litters.:  ihe hog furnished with plenty of room  and given a chance to: select'.life natural environment soon becom���������x, healthy,  happy and wise, says a writer in ("Sinn  anil  I'ircsidc. ,  Keep Ont lUe Flics.  Some people think it is healthful to  have flies around���������say that they are natural scavengers, etc. -What they do  with the offending matter after they  take it away is uot stated; but as they  do not wander far from where they get  their supplies, it is not to be supposed  that they transport very far the debris  they may accumulate.  They certainly injure the nerv.es of  such persons as they encounter, or, rather as encounter them; and thus very  often drive peoplo into sickness , that  might otherwise have been avoided; and  lthcreli8lno_knowing, how many germs  of disease they carry from one place1 to""  ��������� another.  ��������� "Several years ago," says an, observing lady, "sitting near a window, I noticed a My buzzing on the window-sill j  he seemed clumsy; would Hy a little, then  stop, and clean liis wings and body with  his feet���������after the'manner of flics. I  was interested, and got the. microscope  and looked through it. Thc fly was covered with little brown p'arasites, so small  that I could not see them with the naked eye. No wonder it was clumsy! I  took* a fme neodlo and pushed 'one off.  It clung with its proboscis, just as a  -plant aphis does on thc leaf of a plant.  The fly seemed lo like my efforts in its  behalf, and'.kept still. I felt that I  must cremate it and its companions together; while doing thi.s, I'made up my  mind that no morcflics should come inside my dwelling���������if 1' could help it. I  would light it out on that line if it took  all summer, like :our famous general;  I  still  hold to" that'mind."  Some people givo flies tne full range  of tlie .house, but welcome them to un-  hoKpitable graves of adhesive paper. It  is a, cruel tight���������scores or hundreds of  these little insects, caught by a leg, a  wing, and gradually (.mothered to death  in the mcTciicss substance which they  had supposed contained nourishment instead of death.  The best way is to keep them .where  they belong���������out ol doors. They can  make a living in the open, and mm thcra_  enjoy all their allotted'days and hours.  ft does not cost so very much ��������� to put  screens in every window iind doorway,  and if you begin early enough in tho  spring and keep at work, you can have  a flylcss house all summer.  A good many screens do not screen;  there arc little defects in them, and  plaecs through which flies can crawl.  Thc little insects are wonderfully ingenious nt finding thenc little open doors,  and. although the number that get in  may.,he much diminished by even faulty  screens, it :i3 far'better to have them  practically invulnerable,Which may be  very easily done.  ��������� Fishing Competition.  'A very amusing competition for. fishermen has just taken place in Brussels.  The contest, which was international,  brought throe fishing clubs from France.  The prizes, which ran up to several hundred francs, were to be awarded to those  . who caught most fish in a"given time.  Hundreds of competitors appeared on  the scene, clad in a variety of comical  costumes.  Fishing took place in the lake, in the  Bois de la Cambrc and the Tuollcs. ponds,  all noted for their finny inhabitants.  Pound the banks thc fishermen sat for  hours under a broiling sun in a serried  line, gravely watching tholr_floats. All  the rods had to go into the water at a  given signal, and every half-hour they  were raised again at a-given signal.  Whenever a flsh. was caught, he It great  or be it small, a gun was fired. At the  end of the appointed time the fish were  duly counted and weighed, and all went  off tp banquets given by different plsca-  torical societies.  ' The first fish caught in each group  was cooked for the fenst, and, minnow  or whale, served on a, bed of parsley.  "***he dish was carried solemnly to th������  President, who rose nnd bowed gravely  three times to the unconscious fish, after which it -was paraded round the  room and saluted by all the members of  the club in turn. At the close- of the  dinner the President proposed the health  of all fish.  The tempter took the magnate lip  A very lofty mountain ;  "If you'll be mine, all's yours," he said jj  "It'ft'Value there -no countin.' " '  The magnate stared around him, and   1  His voice was clear and steady ;* ';  "You're very kind," he smiled and saioV  "But this is mine already !"  ���������Cleveland. Plain Dealer.   '  ' ���������������������������������  "Why do you refer to Shakespeare as*  the immortal bard t" asked the friend. -  "Because," answered Mr. Stormingtor*  Barnes, "so many actors whom I might  mention have vainly tried to kill 'hia*  works."���������Washington Star.  -H-  fc  And while you arc about it, say,  What is the reason why  May apples do not come in May.  Or June bugs till July ?  ���������Chicago Tribuns.  7 A   Fcw;:'Simi������lc * neiiiefllen.  7���������It^is well-l"6_b"ir''"ljf"5viil'fd"^vitli^om"tr  sirnrlo home remedies nnd medicines  v'l.i-ii one lives nt n distance from a  phyi-ieiaii, whieli i.s often t'je case in  oii.MUiii *.- with "city people" and with  fr.rii.ers' families at all times.  A siielf should be. placed in some cor-  r������r out of the reach of children, and 011  it llu* i'ciuedict, may be safely kept. It  is wiser lo have a phy.-ii'iiin's advice re-  '/.:���������'.I'.iiig llie stock of medicines to be  procured, and there are small books on  ������������������home hospital" work thut would be use-  i'.il in the bc'ikcnse.  in this medicine closet, should he a  roll of boft old linen ready for bandages, as well as the medicines, wliich  might include Uochellc salts, scidlitz  powders, camphor, castor oil, arnica,  ammonia and Svitch hazel. A list of poisons and their antidotes might be pasted conspicuously near the medicine  shelf, on which the antidotes should be  ki pt.  When a person has ,bocn badly stung  by boos, whiskey should he given immediately, the stings picked'out and tho  wounded parts washed with ammonia of  ciO.'nary household strength, which is  not suilicicnt to burn. , Black mud may  be used if ammonia is not convenient.  When stung by a snake, the patient  fihould bo kept still and lying down.  Strong stimulants must be administered  and a cord tied above tlie wound, which  nniF.t.be sucked or burned. It is wise to  have a stick, of caustic* in the medicine  closet, ns a bite from a siiake or a dog  is always a possibility.  In case of sunstroke, carry the person  in a cool place, put him on bis back on  the ground, raise his bead a little and  douse the. coldest water possible to get  on hiin, rubbing his limbs with the same.  This is done to reduce the temperature,  and must be kept up until it is reduced.  Lightning strokes, too. are sometimes  an incident of country* life/.and it is a  good things to know that persons who  were apparently, dead from-this caU30  have been revived, by' wrapping ��������� lliem  heavily in warm blankets and, forcing  brandy, in moderate quantities, down  the throat. The sufferer should be ksjit  in a sitting posture.   7J   .������..���������..-...'.',  Brio.idy is frequently a cure- for the  severe attacks of'hiccoujrhs that sometimes assail people arid have been known  to cause death.���������New York Tribune.  Layaround I,uca's���������Wotwud yoiiae do*  if youse wuz rich f  Tired Timothy���������I'd buy a seat in tV  United States Senate an' I wudn't do-  nuthln' but set in it.���������Ohio State Journal.  ��������� ������������������-  He'd wade around through swamps alt  day,  And get himself soaked through and:  through, ���������,  With ne'er a grumbling word to say,   |  If he could wing a duck or two...       J  But when it .came to putting out ' 1 .  The garden hose jit night he'd fret, ."  And let it go and scold about i  ' The nastlneas of getting wet:   -       ���������'!  ���������-Chicago Record-Herald.   |  '���������������������������  The messenger boy-****-Well, how d'yer  like mercantile life?  ��������� Tlie office boy���������Aw, de boss don't giv*  me any encouragement.  The messenger boy���������How's dat ?  The office boy���������Why,- he never gives*  .me a  look, when._I"m__workin,- but_just_  as soon as I< start-lofloaf a bit-he's-  Johnny-on-de-spof wil' his eagle eye���������  Pittsburg Despatch.  ' A characteristic' story is told of Abo  Gruber, the well-known New .York lawyer. When he "was a boy looking for ���������  something to do he saw the sign,-"Boy  Wanted," hanging outside of a.store in-  New York. He picked up the sign and  entered the store. Thc proprietor met  him.  "What did you bring that sign im  here for ?"��������� asked the storekeeper.  "You won't need it any more," said  Gruber, cheerfully. "I'm going to take,  the job."���������Washington Post. >  Edith���������I'm afraid Frank doesn't love-  mc any longer, Maude.  Maude���������Why not, Edith ? He was with  you last evening, and Uncle George Baid  this morning ho thought he never would  go.  Edith���������I know," dear. I certainly did  have a delightful evening with Frank.  But here'it is almost noon, and I'haven't,  had a letter from bim. Either his love,  has grown cold or something awful haa  happened to him.���������Boston Transcript.  Joseph  Jefferson,  asked   by     one  of  his little friends to hear him recite his-  lesson iu ancient history, put this question:��������� "   ���������  ��������� "Who was Atlas?"  "A giaut who was supposed to support the'world," answered the child.  "Oh, he supported the world, did hei"*-  "Yes, sir."  "Well, who supported Atlas!".  The little fellow was nonplussed for  a moment, but after' a little thought  said:���������  "I guess he must have married a rich,  wife."���������New York Times.  Mrs. Winks���������A peddler Was here today, and I got thc greatest bargain���������a.  whole pound of insect powder for only  ten cents. ' It looks just like dirt, but  it's awfully effective.   I tried it.*  Mr. Winks���������Worked, ch ?   ,  Mrs. Winks���������Yes, indeed. The peddler said I should put a little in water  and apply it boiling hot, andl did, and  it killed every insect it touched.���������New  York Weekly.  -���������I  -_������...   ������, A Girl of  tKe People I  Bj Mrs. C. N. Williamson  ;Tiunnuuiuuriaauari>i������  .1  5  ^  Author ef "The Ban atomm*,*  ��������������� Fortune's Sport," " Miss Nobody,"  "Her Royal Highness," "Lady  Mary   af  the   Dark   House,"  etc.  N^  ' Suddenly, when I haa gone so far, l  ������������������was overcome with an Irresistible de-  -elre to tell him my whole story���������that  part  of    It  which   concerned    mysel!  alone.   I had not Intended, even a mo-  ���������.ment  beforehand,   to* confide  In  John  Bourke or anyone else;   but  his  eyes  dwelt on me with a yearning look, and  the words spoke themselves.  I told him my name, which he had  not known before; that I had thought  myself Sheila Cope, and found that I  was Jenny Harland, for Harland, I had  learnt, was my own father's name. 1  told John Bourke that Lady Cope had  ������������������died on the very night when I had seen  (him first. That I had lost my home,  and the money which would have come  to me If I had really- heen Lady Cope's  ���������daughter. I even went faltering on.  and to my own surprise was presently  ���������describing Easel street, my mother,  Fan and Totsey, and Tom Stephens,  Stan's lover. I said little of Sir Roger  ���������Cope or his attitude towards me, save  that he had inherited everything; out  ���������when my companion spoke at last, it  waa to begin with Roger Cope.  -"Don't think me very impatient," ho  eald, having heard n.e to the end. without interruption; "I don't speak out of  idle curiosity. But���������didn't Sir Rogpi  Cope want you to keep your old,' home  ���������only In a way to which you couldn't  -consent?"  "Yes," I rather reluctantly admitted.  "And you ran away from him, and  <rom everything? And he didn't write  ���������to you, or come to see you though he  fcnew your address?"  "He came the very day I left Easel  street. I suppose you'll think I'm always running away?" I said this  laughing, and no prophetic instinct  brought the tears  Instead.  "He came*to make  the  same  offer  ���������again?"  ' I  nodded.  "Do you like Sir Roger Cope?" abruptly.  . "No-o. I never did. Though I could  not have explained why till lately."   -  "Well, then, perhips you won't mind  ���������my telling you what has struck me. 1.  -don't know Sir RogT Cope personally,  hut I know of him. Hevis popular. 3  fancy, in his own c?t; and he is called  ���������clever ln his profession. But he has  ���������shown the iron hand under the velvet  In his treatment of you. I heard that  he had come into a fortune through the  ���������death of a relative, and that a girl who  tiad believed herself the heiress had  .gone abroad to live, on an allowance  -made by him. No doubt that's the  version which has been given out, for  the benefit of' those who knew you.  And I, not knowing the name of the.  iladles I had very impertinently followed from the Lyceum, didn't-for an  ��������� -instant associate tl-e story with .you.  Now I .believe that Roger Cope is even  a more unscrupulous man than you  faave thought., him. Did you connect  your failure at the employment agencies In any way with him?"  "No," I responded in surprise.' ' -  "Well, I do. I think it is not at all  ���������unlikely that he-paid some person, to"  watch your movements, report to him,  and prejudice the minds of the agents  you had applied to against- you with  come falsehood."  "What object eo*i'rt he have had for  being sogratuiton-'y cruel?" I cried.  "I mav be doing the man a hideous  injustice," said John Bourke, "but the  ���������object which he mlg-'it have had Is easy"  enough for anyone except an unsuspecting young girl to see. He wanted  you to marry him; you refused. He,  Indirectly, sent you away to a place  ���������where he knew you would meet with  humiliations and deprivations beyond  anything you had experienced." Then  ha might have resolved to turn the  screw tighter and prevent your escap-  ���������ihff"to=mo_*e-endurabIe-"surroundlnBS:"���������  "I did suspect that he had waited before coming to see me until I should  fiave grown nearly desperate. But I,  never thought of the other part. Even  1 now it sounds too horrid to be possible." -���������-,"'  "I hope it is not. possible," said Mr.  Bourke.  -"Surely you don't suggest that-he  hired the woman to .pick my pocket  ���������and add almost the last feather to my  burden?" *  ���������  ' "No, I stopped short at that In my  accusations. But It.^lsn't .beyond-believing If he paid certain persons to  tceep an eye on you."  "If that be true, thank heaven" he  must have lost sight of me now," I  ���������said.  '���������Ho shall not find you again If I can  help It. Not while you desire to' keep  ������ut of his way. And as for woik, you  shall have it, I promise you, as soon as  - you are strong enough. Already, If  you will forgive me again, I've thought  of a plan, and I'll risk offending you  by proposing It.".  "I shall be grateful, not offended,  ���������Whatever it may be. Don't keep me la  ���������uspense."  "Well, how should you like to learn  "typewriting, and, after a wfhlle, ir you  Vanoled It, shorthand, too?"  " 'Like'' and 'fancy' are Inappropriate  '���������words in my desperate case,". I said.  *"But,'as It happens, I should do both."  "Very well, then, I'll teach you typewriting when you are stronger���������In a  few days, perhaps."  "But-I* can't go on staying here���������In  your houss."  "It Isn't my 'house. It Is Mrs. Jennett's. But as you are so anxious to  ' set away' you will be able In, say, ten  daya or a fortnight's time (If you  are quick at learning), to earn enough  money for lodgings of your own."  "Who would give a wretched amateur work," I asked, "when there must  be so many clever girls who are professionals?"  "I will give you work. AU you can  do. Don't look like that, please. It's  no 'charity,' I assure you. I have lost  my secretary and I need another. Tou  can learn typing ln a week; and ln  three or four months, Inl leisure hours,  ��������� you will have made good progress with  shorthand. As for the machine, I have  two, and one of them I'll���������lend to you."  "Thank you for stopping to think In  time and not saying 'give,' " I laugneu.  "How good It Is to hear that laugh,"  he said. "Now, are you glad you didn't  go down under the dark writers?"  "Oh, so glad!" impulsively.  I held out my hands and he caught  them both, gripping them so tightly  that the grasp gave me pain. Then,  suddenly, he let my hands go, with a  changing expression that I wished 1  had the clue to read.  "Mrs. Jennett shall -find you just the  right rooms," he.went on, with a hint  of sadness In his voice. "Meanwhile,  you shall be practising your new art,  which will bo all the easier for you if  you know the piano, as of course you  do. And in a few days, perhaps, you  will be able to move. Then you'll be  soon earning three guineas ai week, on  which, if you are a very prudent young  lady, you can live quite comfortably."  "Dear me, can I really earn as much  as that by typewriting?" I asked, opening my eyes. "It is more than I could  have hoped for as a governess. Even  with my music and languages, the people at the agencies told me, before they  grew disagreeable, that I could not ask  at most more than forty pounds a  year."  "Oh, well, you see, people o'ten take  advantage of thoir governesses; whereas expert typewriters are pretty well  paid," he informed me with a grave  face���������so grave that I never thought of  doubting .him. "Shall I corne "jack tomorrow with tho machine and give you  your first lesson"  At the end of. a week I could write  very well. llr.-.. Jennett had found me  rooms, which were to be ready in a few  days, but as tliey wute mill In occupation, I must stay where I was till they  were free. I had grown to love the  study and every book ln lt. I should  be homesick when I went away. As for  John Bourke, I would not let myself  think what lt would be when the/ days  should go by without a glimpse of him.  I had begun lo live In the present,  little dreaming of the precipice that my  feet had .all but reached.  CHAPTER XV. 1(  "The Man Tou Love."    . ' ��������� ,  "There! I've typed a thousand words  ln au hour!" I announced. "Isn't that-  g*ood for an* amateur?"  "Splendid!" said John Bourke.  "Shall I ever be as good as your other  secretary, who left you to be married?"  I wistfully asked.  "There never was a secretary like  you," he replied.'        '' ' '  ."Oh! But Is that meant for praise  or���������otherwise?"  "It's lneanf to tell you that Iwlsh I  could keep you for -my secretary always."     _.;        '��������� '  "Perhaps you may. I'll grow.old ln  your service."-- -  He came closer and stood looking  down' at my finished 'work, yet not  seeming to see It. I felt that there was  something which he wished to say, and  that he was thinking of the right beginning; but just as he had opened his.  lips to speak there :ais a knock at  the door. Mrs. Jeiinett entered with a  telegram sent" on for jMr. Bourke from  the hotel where he was living.  He read It and crushed the paper in  his hand. "I must go at om.-e," he said.  "But Itshall be back to-morrow morning about half-past ten with some more  work for you to tackle, if you will."  "What were you going to say before  Mrs. Jennett came in?" I curiously en-  qulreJ. as he held out his hand for  farewell. v :  He 'ooked at me Intently, ln a characteristic way he, had, that always  quickened my blood a little. "Do you  really want to know?"  "Very . much, or I, wouldn't have  n.skefl."_   -  -   -  -    ���������   - -���������-���������,--~ ,_  "And r very much want to tell you.  But It's something too Important to be  told in a hurry. If you were offended  I should not have time now to try and  make my case.good."  "AmJ likely to be offended?" "-'/  * "I can't :tell. 1/hope not, more than  I "ever hoped anything."  "Dear me! And I must wait till tomorrow!"   '  ,  - "I had meant not to speak of this  matter < until you were out of this  house and ln those rooms of you own  to,.which you'seem, so eagerly looking  forward. ' But I'm not a very patient  man, I'm afraid, where my own Interests are-at stake; and now-that the  subject has been broached���������T"  "To-morrow, then!" I broke ln. "At  half-p:v3t ten.    It's an appointment."  "Tes,'.; he said, slowly. "Tou shall i  hear what I have to say for myself."  All this time he had (been holding  my hand, and I had. forgotten to draw  It away, for the conversation had been  very absorbing. Now I remembered,  and gently pulled away my fingers. One  mere quick, strong pressure he gave  them, and then, with an abrupt "Goodbye until to-.rnorrow," he turned, and  waa gone without looking back.  "What can it be that he wants to say  to me?" rthought.' "Something so important that he is anxious' about It���������  something h'e hopes mayn't offend me?"  That speech was puzzling, for it  seemed that, if the mysterious "something" were the one thing I dared tb  hope lt mlghi. just pi*=siii;y be, there  could be no,ide3 of "offence." Still, the  'expression'of his face more'than0the  spoken words, perhaps, gave me a hope  that went tiullllng through my veins.  And when his tall, alert figure had  passed out of sig-ht I lifted the hand  that he had pressed and kissed It.  Then, ashamed of what I had done, I  hurried back to the typewriter, and  began to work as If driven by a merciless taskmaster.  , For half an hour there was no sound  ln the room except the tapping of tha-  keys, tho Bharp "pins" of the bell which  iChe  Warned me when I reached the end of  a line, and the rustle of the paper as I  changed thc sheet. I had just found  out that absent-mindedness had caused  me to make some odd mistakes, when  I heard a ringing at the front door;  but this was nothing to me, and I did  not pause until voices ln  the passage  outside the'study sent the blooa nyms  to my face.  "He's out, really, your ladyship,"  Mrs. Jennett was protesting, almost Imploring. "He won't be back to-day, 3  do assure you."  "I am sorry," followed silvery accents,  which ln the fraction of a second carried me back to another world. "I  will write a note and leave it, If you  will kindly let me go into the study,  where I waited once before."  I sprang up from the table where 1  had been typing, and 'my heart was  thumping against my side. Unless Mrs  Jennett somehow prevented her, In a  moment more Lady Feo Rlngwood  would be In the room. She would soe  me; what would she think?  "What does It matter?" I said, angrily, to myself. "I'm Mr. Bourke's  secretary. I'd rather this hadn't happened, but���������there's nothing to be  ���������ishamed of. Anyhow, It's too late now. *  I can't run away."  There was only one door leading Into  the study, and my imagination pictured  Lady Feo just outside.  "Oh, your ladyship," Mrs. Jennett  was saying, "you don't need to trouble  about writing a note. I'll give Mr.  Bourke any message you may like to  leave."  Her voice sounded troubled, and Its  note of distress added to my confusion.  If she were so anxious to prevent Lady  Feo Rlngwood from seeing me, perhaps there were reasons stronger than  I knew for concealment of my presence.  My face grew burning hot, and my  hands trembled. I looked round the  room, but no hiding-place offered, even  If I could have humiliated myself to  seek one. Mrs. Jennett was the arbiter of my fate. If she failed to keep  Lady Feo out of the study I must be  brave and make the best of lt.  "I would really rather write, thank  you. It is no trouble," said the visitor,  every word coming distinctly to my  ears. Then the handle of the door  turned, and Lady Feo Rlngwood swept  sllkenly into the room. I faced her,  standing, my eyes unflinching, but my  cheeks scarlet.  She started, anrl hor beautiful face  went from white to red. For. an awkward instant no one spoke. Then Mrs.  Jennett, quivering in the background,  stepped Into the breach. "Tour ladyship, this Is Miss Harland, 'Mr. Bourke's  secretary."  "Ah, indeed?" said Lady Feo. "I believe I have met Miss Harland" (she  spoke the name slowly and with emphasis) "before. Do you remember,  Miss Harland?" ,  "Tes, I remember you very well, Lady  Feo," I answered, and though I tried  only to keep my tone steady, it sounded  defiant. ���������  "It Is interesting to meet you again���������  here." She turned to Mrs. Jennett with.  a smile, .looking a very great lady, as  indeed she was. "I will write my note,  and perhaps, as Miss Harland Is here,  she will take charge of It, so I need not  trouble you. I am in no .hurry, and if  she doesn't "mind, I would like a little  talk with her. We have, ,1 think, some  friends in common."  "If you are not too busy, miss?" the  poor old woman said, anxiously, to me.  Her eyes added: "Do forgive me. I did  my best. I hope this won't vex you  very much." ,  I sent a glance to reassure her. My  spirit .was roused,' and I'did'not wlsli  the visitor to go without some explanation; though I had arranged no formula In my mind. "I am not too busy for  a talk with Lady Feo Ringwood," I returned. ',     >   "  Mrs. Jennett disappeared, closing the  door. ;'���������.*.     -   ���������  "Will you sit down?" I said.  "No!".Lady Feo ejaculated, her voice  utterly changed in an:instant.   "No, I  can't sit down." ,  Her tone was a challenge, and 1  looked up to meet it.   Our eyes met.  "It's true, then!" she exclaimed. "I  would never have believed It."  "What do you mean?" I asked, quickly. - "Did you expect���������were you told  that I was here?"  "Not that," she declared. "Not so  bad as that. I was told that���������someone  was here."  "I don't understand you at all. Lady  Feo," I said.   "But.'of course, it seems  strange to you "  "Strange? It is Incredible!"  "Not incredible really; It only appears so," I protested, hardly knowing  whether I was supposed to be on the  defensive .or not. "I daresay you must  _haye__heard___t'hat���������that_=I_had_a:i_very_  great affliction, and, afterwards, misfortunes."  "Oh, I heard things, of course," she  cried, with a kind of fierce Impatience.  "But nothing, nothing which led me to  expect this,",.  "Tet  you  said  a moment ago  that  you had heard "  "I-was-not-thinking, of you then; I  was thinking of Mr. Bourke."  I felt the blood which had burnt In  my cheeks receding, to leave me pale.  Still. I was at a loss to fathom her  emotion. She had been on friendly  terms with my adopted mother and  me. The last time I had seen her she  had been "dining with us and some people Lady Cope had asked to the Savoy  Hotel the Sunday night before my  banishment. ' Did her excitement now  mean surprise at meeting me again,  and concern at seeing me .so fallen ln  the world as to be earning my living  as a typewriter, or was there something  deeper than this, something which I  should regard as offensive? I was only  eighteen, and I did not feel sure of my  ground.7  "Mr. Bourke has been very kind to  me," I said. "I am trying to help him  as well as I can."  "Kind to  you!"   Lady  Feo    echoed,"  with a strange bitterness.   "But what!  has he been to himself?"  "To himself?"  "For him this spells ruin. Tou talk  of 'helping!' Is it possible you are so  blind as not to see that you are dragging him down���������down off the pedestal  his genius has given him?"  I stared at her In blank amazement,  my lips apart.  "Don't look at me like that!" she  cried, a. sudden flame of anger leaping  to her dark eyes. "I never thought that  you were wicked or a fool. Sheila Cope.  Now I believe you are both. Wicked  for him.   A fool for yourself."  "Lady Feo!" I exclaimed. Indignantly. "Tou are older than I am, but you  must not speak to me like that."  She had been very pale under a faint  pink tinge of rouge which I had not  suspected her of before, but now her  cheeks blazed and hid the hard line off  arffllclar cteTor. "Oiasr man your* sue  repeated, intolerantly. '"Three or four  ream, perhaps. "But after this thing  that you have done you can no longer  pose as a guileless child."  "I have done nothing," I anarwered  her. hotly.   "Nothing, except to lose all  my friends and all my money,������������.-_ ���������  obliged to work for my bread."  "Tou look like a hard-working breadwinner. In that Liberty tea-gown!" she  sneered. .  Before any answer had come to me,  she went on. "At least, I see by your  face that you have the grace to be  ashamed of yourself. Then there may  be some hope yet."  "I have nothing to be ashamed of," 1  did -find voice to say at lost. "I think  that you and I, Lady Feo Rlngwood,  must be playing at cross purposes. Did  youi come here to Insult me?"  "I caihe to save John Bourke���������If I  could."  "To save him���������from what?"  "To speak frankly, from great danger of'losing all the fruit of his ambition. His seat In Parliament; his  chance of rising higher still, should the  Liberal party come Into power."  For a moment, in the shock of hearing that the man I loved was ln peril  of such a disaster, I forgot myself and  the part allotted to mo in this strange  scene.  "Oh, he must not lose it!" I cried.  Lady Feo looked at me with a curious  expression.    "It rests  with  you,"  she  said.  "With me?   Impossible!"  "But lt is true.   Listen, and I will tell  you how.   Mr. Bourke has enemies, as  all strong men must have.   It has got  about that���������that���������well, thatl a mysterious  lady is'living in  his  house.    All  sorts of stories are being told "  "They are lies!" I broke in, furiously,  understanding her at last.  "Wait���������if you really care for him.  Hear me to the end. I aim his friend. I  believe In him as I have never believed  in any other mam. I would do anything  to save him from the storm that is  gathering. If you have any real love  for him In your heart, any womanly  unselfishness born of love, you will do  the only thing loft for you to do for  John Bourke. Tou will leave his  house."  "It Is not his house!" I cried, desperately, scarcely able to speak for the  sobbing breath that camo pantlngly  with the wild beating of my heart. "It  is Mrs. Jennett's house. He is not living here.   He has been at an' hotel ever  since I came "  "Oh, what sophistry! Even if I believed lt, what good would such a story  do him, when he came to defend himself from the accusations which will be  brought against him? Sheila Cope, tell.  me,, as woman to woman, do you love  him?"  "He is my employer, my friend," I  stammered, "not my. lover.   Never has  one word of "  '  "Answer my question!"  "I will not- answer.     Tou   have no  ���������right to ask."  "Tou have answered. But I say to  you you do not love, him or you would  leave this house now���������this hour."  "I was going away In a day' or two,"  I said. - "It is all arranged.   My rooms  are engaged.- I have been 111, and "  "I don't mean-that, sort of-'going  away. Tou might as well stay here,  for all the good you will do to Mr.  Bourke my moving to rooms which he  has taken for you "  ���������j'Mrs. Jennett took them," I cut hei  short, obstinately, tears of shame anc  anger brimming over in my eyes.  "Oh, nonsense! . It's aU one. Don't  play the child with, me."''''  ,. '  I adjuredi her with passion, "I sweat  to you by all I hold most sacred that  you cruelly wrong both me- and th."  man you love!".       ' '  She quivered, and stared at me side-  wise, her eyes flashing.  "How dare you say I love him!"  "Tou have dared to say things to me  such as -no one else on earth would  have uttered. Why should I not dare?  And I'do say it���������though It is nothing to  me." ' * '  . ,  For a' moment she looked at me ir.  silence, her bosom rising and falling  under-its soft .summer .laces and thc  bunch of purple orchids pinned in hei  dress. "Well," she "spoke at last, more  softly, "you are right. I confess it. Foi  it may prove the touch of nature thai  will make us two.kin for this one hour  I plead to you���������I don't command. Save  him���������as I would save him, 'were I in  your place���������no matter how costly thr-  sacriflce. Tou tell me I do you an injustice. Suppose I'-do/ Tet would men  of the world believe it���������the men he has  to deal with? Why, I came here In feai  and trembling, praying' I might dc  something/ But. I should, have .feared,  "far-iribre^always for John Bourke's  future���������if I'd dreamt that the girl I  had heard of ln this house was Sheila  Cope."  "Again I don't understand," I said,  miserably, my heart so cold that lt  seemed to freeze all flexibility from my  voice. It sounded in my own ears like  that of a very, very "old woman.  "Now that you are* quieter and gentler, I'll explain. Only, this time, you  must promise to hear me through to  the end without Interruption. Will you  do that?"  I nodded���������for lt was hard to speak.  CHAPTER XVI.  A Letter on the Typewriter.  "Everybody has been talking about  Sheila Cope and her affairs," Lady Feo  went on, carefully, as If she were piling  up her Indictment, word by word,  choosing each as a builder might choose  a stone. "Tou have made conversation  at teas and dinners, and doubtless in  club rooms; you have made paragraphs  for papers. Tou began by being a  popular debutante; you became a mystery; It remains to be seen how you  will end.   But don't speak yet.  "It was known that, by Lady Cope's  failure to make a will, or something of  that sort���������such stories . are always  vague���������you were no longer an heiress.  Roger Cope came into everything. He  was In love with you, of course. We  all thought that, those who knew him  and those who didn't; and he did not  take the trouble to contradict lt. He, or  someone���������It doesn't signify���������gave out  that you had gone to France.'to live  with relations. But you disappeared  such a short time ago that people7  haven't yet lost Interest. They are on  the qui vive to hear the next development. What will be said of John  Bourke when it comes out that Instead  of being in France you "are ln his house,  calling yourself Miss Harland, and  wearing lovely white latin tea-gowns?"  '���������I shall cause the truth to be said!"  I pleaded rather than protested. "I  would rather die than harm' should  come to him through my fault, after all  his goodness to me.    I was penniless  (To be continued.)  Tne City of Toronto will appeal tha  ������crap-3ron assessment decision tiefor*  the Privy Council.  -        THE  POULTRY  YARD  '���������ONTROL OF WEEDS  information   of   Value   to    all   ronltrj  Kltilltll'H.  If every poultryman would endeavor  to arrive at a knowledge of the chicks'  cost during the year the'resdit wou'.d bu  more care and caution In raising them.  "Every chick hatched costs something.  The eggs from which the chicks come  are worth a certain sum in the market  and the loss of the services of the hen  wliile sitting���������that is, in not producing  cgs���������is another Item In tho cost. It  may be considered, also, that every egs  does not produce a chick, hence at cer-  taia Beasons, when eggs aro less l'ortilo  as a whole, It may require two eggs to  produce a chick, the price of which, In  winter, ranges from 20 to SO cents per  dozen. The hatching is but a part of  the operation, as tho chicks must bo  raised to a marketable age before a return -for tho outlay will be recelvr.il.  The poultryman has no control ovor the  fertility of the eggs, nor can he induce  tho sitters to give greater attention to  their duties, but lie can raise more than  the average number of chicks it hu will  give attention to tho shelter and food.  What such duties may be is discussed  in this department every week, but the  point is to have each and all to roalizo  the advantage of'lessening the cost at  the beginning. The destruction of  chicks by hawks, rats, cats, dogs, lice,  etc., is. enormous, but this fact will  not be fully realized until a strict account of the losses of chicks is kept lor  a year. ���������_���������������..,_ *y  Those who have been anxiously looking for the early pullets to begin laying,  and who met with disappointment,  should not be ��������� discouraged. Endeavor  to learn the cause of the backwardness  of the pullets and correct the difficulty  If possible. -Pullets that have been  forced by a high system of feeding may  ���������have rod combs, and yet not begin to  lay eggs. They may be very, fat, or  have the large lice' on their heads.  Some of thorn may be slow in maturing  and crowding of the flock may subject  them to uncomfortable conditions.  The best remedy for the difficulty is to,  change the diet. Begin by giving no  food for 48 hours and then allow two  meals only each day, giving bulky food,  Buch as cut clover sprinkled with bran,  in the morning, and lean meat at night.  Every other day, at night, give alao a  teaspoonful of linseed meal with bran,  moistened. The changing of the food  is better than medicine of any kind,"as  frequently a failure to lay may result  from lack of food containing the essential substances for egg production.  Dry food" should be preferred for.  chicks, as food that Is very moist, if  eaten, forces the chicks to take moro  water than they require. Never allow  any food to remain over after feeding  and always feed on clean surfaces.  Small seeds, such as those of hemp and  millet, are excellent for chicks at all  stages of growth.  ��������� Eggs are cheaper, and may. be cheaper  during the summer than ever .before.  To keep eggs for higher prices'do not  "lime" them, as limed eggs do not sell  at good prices. The first point to keep  ln view is that there must be.no males  ln the flock, as unfertile eggs will keep  three times as long as the fertile ones.  If'that rule is not overlooked, the keep^  ing of eggs will not be difficult. Do not  buy eggs to store away, as such eggs  may come from yards containing males.  No solutions, preserving liquids, or  packing material are necessary. .Simply  keep the eggs in'a cool place (the cool-,  er the better), on racks or in any manner so as to permit of turning them half  over three times a-week. The method  may appear very simple, but it is the  best known. But do not overlook the  fact that no males are to be kept. They  nre not necessary unless eggs are. de-  Gired for hatching purposes, as the hens  will lay without their presence.���������P. H.  Jacobs, in American Gardening.  An   interesting    Article   on    the   forms,  1'lugucu   antl  Tet,tA.  The "Weeds and their Destruction"  impresses me as not judiciously treating the subject. It starts with the assumption that "weeds are the greatest  pests on the farm." Consider the effect on agriculture had we no plants to  grow but the few we wish to cultivate,  as grain or grass. Smaller and larger  areas are continually being dropped  from tillage, and were we without  weeds, these areas would soon be denuded and consigned to poverty and  desolation.  I prefer to assume that "every crea-  turo of God is good," coupling with it  the fact of man's obligation "to dress  and to keep" his heritage. The plants  of our woods and the natural meadows  have their appointed bounds. None aro  allowed to crowd out others; but  when the soil is brought under tillage*  they disappear. The weeds of our cultivated lands liave followed civilized  man around the world, and it were  both reverential and philosophic to  find in them not enemies, but friends.  I know not from what part of our  country the standard is taken for comparing American wlih European agriculture. Certainly not from the region  cmbraclug southeastern Pennsylvania.  Here our gonoral crops average twenty  bushels of wheat, fifty of corn and ono  and one-half tons of hay per acre. Favorable conditions extend these figures  to forty bushels of wheat, seventy of  corn and above two tons of hay. Potatoes and oats are more dependent  upon the season. When our field crops  fall below the above average, it is seldom referable to weeds. We sometimes  see neglected gardens and truck  patches, but a corn field choked wiih  weeds is a very Vare sight. The pre*  vailing plant to take possession of our  unoccupied grounds is the rag-weed���������  Ambrosia artemisiaefolia. This is so  tenacious that it would completely'occupy our plowed land but for after  cultivation. The time to destroy it is  soon after the seeds have sprouted. A  few strokes with a sharp, light harrow  effect " this; no patented weeder is  needed.  The cultivation with various harrows  that destroy the weeds is only what is  needed to pulverize the soil; but I have  sometimes thought the young plants  of our hoed crops would fail of sufficient culture did not the coming weeds  hurry on our action. Of course this  culture to be effective must have the  favoring conditions of drying weather.  I can well understand that when clouds  and rain are continuous at this time of  year the destruction of the weed crop  must be a failure.  I suppose that nine-tenths of the  total crop of weeds that infest our cultivated ground here is rag-weed. We  have several others of simualtaneous  ���������growth, as chenopodium, amarantn,  verbascum, datura, etc., but the timely treatment outlined above suffices for  all of them. A few docks," burdocks,  Canada thistles, horse nettles, etc., require special treatment. And we have  the morning-glory, the abutilon and  others, that were left to produce seed  in'neglected ground, require years of  care to germinate and destroy the last  of the crop of seeds in the soil. Daisies  and carrots would thrive here, but they  so readily yield to culture that we have  only to put the ground In order and  seed it "well with grass to keep them  out of our pasture and hay.���������L. Bol-  derston, in Country Gentlemen.  The Good  l_ircln Uo.  It has been said, "We never miss the  water till the well goes dry," and likewise we do not miss the birds until wa  Buffer loss by. their absence. We hava  an estimate, furnished us by specialists  of high standing, hndoubted authorities.  to the effect that the annual destrlction  by injurious insects in the United Sta e.*i  -is-about- $000,000,000 :-and-in=Hhe-stala  of New York, it is $26,000,000 annually,  or over flve million dollars more than  one hundred, times the total cost of  maintaining the efficient Fire Department service of the city of Rochester  for one year.  Now upon whom does this loss fall?  Not upon the wealthy classes, but unfortunately on the tillers, of the ground.  With but few exceptions these Insects  injuries are inflicted upon vegetation of  some kind, and tile growers of fry its or  plants .are the losers. It Is acknowledged that injurlons Insects are on the  Increase,*notwithstanding growing vigilance and' expenditure of both time and  money on fhe part of the entomologist  and fruit grower, and notwithstanding  thc invention and application of recent  and better remedies for the extermination of insect pests.' Why, In general,  are Insects Increasing? One reason  surely Is that their natural enemies an  decreasing, and the relations of tiief*  fluctuations are as definite as is the fa t  that one end of a icver goes up as tlv  other goes down.  Mutton Cliop**.  Do not undertake to winter too man]  ticks.'  A small quantity of oil meal "fed daill  will help materially in fattening sheep  Our country should produce the bes'  sheep in the world, because it has pro-  duced the best of everything else.  Instead of taking the lambs from thi  ewes, take the ewes from tho lambs.  For sheep that are to:be fattened  shelled corn is the stuff. They wil'  grind it in their own mill and take n>  tool.  Gourm.   Onlry t'-oo-la.  For milk production I iaUe corn, bolf  tor the silo and for air drying Hun.  garian, clover, oats for hay, are th������  chiefs foods depended upon, swale haj  and run hay are used, and occasional!}  oats and peas. They are valued in th.  following order: Clover hay, fodde  corn as silage. As between the oat ha.  aud Hungarian I am at a loss to decide  but favor the Hungarian as a fodde  crop on account of Its superior yield  On granite upland soils, three tons t  the acre Is raised as readily as 2 >4 to  % tons of oat hay. They are all grea  yielders, and multiply the present ca  pacity of our soils to an encouragin  accrce.���������3. W. Sanborn.  A Poypular Flower.  A magnificent hew variety o." thtf  popular flower and one of thu finest  hardy plants ever introduced. It *j -of  vigorous growth, erect, graceful habit,  with tall stems, covered with innuru-  Campanula.  erable bell-shaped flowers of Immense  size, and of clear porcelain blue. Of  tbe easiest culture and blooms freely  all summer. It is well worthy of higi  praise.  x flenn Kot Laying.  Winter Is a season of the year when  birds do not incubate, hence tbey do  not lay eggs. The hen, though domesticated, is not entirely exempt from  her natural instincts. She is prompted  to begin laying when the conditions for  raising her young are most favorable,  and if she lay during the winter season  it will be due to warmth, systematic  management,, and an approach to the  conditions of spring. If the hens are  not now laying they will do so in  spring,"as soon, as the warm days begin, giving good results for their idleness in winter. It may be mentioned,  also, that the long rest of winter  should prepare them for spring work,  ancl when they begin they snouid lay  persistently. It is in winter, however,  when prices are high that eggs are desired, but it is well known tbat if old  hens moult late, or the pullets are not  hatched early, they will not lay before  winter approaches,.and* if they do not  begin early in winter they do not, aa  a rule, begin until early in spring.  Mainly About People.  Ttoe Englishman sent by his Government to examine the schools of Germany repoi is that he found Shakf���������  speare so pi.p.iiar there that his landlady, when he made some reference to  thai poet, e.-:claimed with surprise:  "Dear me! Have you also Shakespeare ��������� r  In England?"  A Kansas editor wrote this obltuaxy  notice: "He was horn May 3, 1875, and  therefore cscuped this earth in time-tr������  celebrate his '.-.venty-seventh birthday  ln the house ol his eternal abode beyond the arc'-:n_r skies, leaving terrestrial land n I'.-kl.-iy, March 21, 1002. at -  9.30 p.m., central  lime."  Colonel Mnitby of Philadelphia tells  of a nelghboi o.' his who went home-at  a rather un'j.* mi hour of the day aod  said to the lim:!y servant: "Can you  tell me of :*.y wife's whereabouts?"  Bridget heil: .ted for a moment, aad  then replied: "F.-iUh, ��������� to tell ye the  truth, I really believe they are ln the  wash!"  "Well, yes. I liked Dr. Halo," remarked a "VYisuTn revivalist on an oc- '  casion when Dr. Edward Everett Hale  preached in Pasadena. Cal., during-a  visit there. "I liked him pretty well.  but I don't think much of his grammar. He sa! i in one part of his sermon, 'It rests between him and me������'  whereas he oi-jriit to have said, 'It rests  between be ar.d I.' "  Queen Alexandra, when Princess- of  Wales, came nne day upon a tiny mltfe-  of a boy cryi.-ig piteously.    He *was iat  charge  of a  fat  and/comfortable  old."  lady, who s-ee.'n*;!! quite unmoved by hls"  griet.   "What Is the matter?" enquired:  'the Princess, -.vho is very fond or chil-i-  dren.     "Is   he   ill?"     "Wall,   ma'am," -  said the comfortable old lady,'"he isn't',  hexactly   ill,   but   no   stomach    carn't  stand nine bnnx."-  The celebrated physician, Zimmerman, attended Frederick the Great In  his last Illness. One day the King saltt.  to him: "You have, I presume, helpe-i  many a man i~:o another wortd." This*  was rather an unexpected thTUst for  the doctor, but the dose he gave'the  King in return_was a judicious mixture of truth and,"flattery: "Not so- .  many as Tour .Majesty, nor with.so  much honor to myself."  The late Mackintosh of Mackintosh-,  who.  It may be  well  to explain,  -was  the chief of a  Scotch clan, was oace*  on a visit to London.   During his stay  he  got  into  a   dispute  with  his  cab- ..  driver over the fare.   "Perhaps you.do.  not know who I am," he said, at last,  when all other arguments had failed.    .  "I .am the Mackintosh." " "I don't can*  if you're the humbrella, too,'-' returned   .  ���������the unimpressed cabby.    "The fared.---  one and six, and that's what I wantg." ,=j.  Victor Hu;. had a very exalted o'ptn'? -  ion of himself.    One.of his  intimatea:  called   on   h:m   once .and   found   hiirr-^  walking    in    his    garden, 'apparently-'  thinking deei-:y.   The visitor asked the-  great French poet "what he was meditating upon. - **i was  wondering," replied the poet, "what I should say" to--  the Creator  when r  meet Him.    Can     .'  you   Imagine ,  what' I   would     say?" ���������  "Ves,'.', answc.-2d the poet's friend; "you-" ,'*  would say: '-My-dear Confrere.'"    - *  There are times when differencesCof   '  rank do not count/and ,an -Irish soldier  is said  to  h.ive  chanced-urion .one of  them during the late war in Cuba.   He  was discovered by the sergeant of his  company in a hole. Veil oufof the wav *'",  of even a stray shot, when he should  ���������have been  en*_-a_refi  In  active "servlce.-  "Get   out  of   that   hole!"   commanded  the  sergeant,  sternly."* "Get  out! of  It  this minute!"      The broad Irish   race  looked up at him with stubborn resistance written  nr,  every feature.    "Tout  may be me superior ofllcer," he'snid.-  ���������boldly, "but all ihe same, Oi'm the wan- -  that found this hole Ilr-rst!"  "Baptizing  days", are   great  events  among the su-g-mes "of the South.    Orr--  one  occasion   ihe  old   black  preacher-'  took   two    candidates,   one-a   middle-*  aged,  sedate. Quiet man,'-tlie'other-a  young, exclt.ible fellow, well out In the ���������  stream,   whore   the .water  .was   wais-:. *.  deep.   He put th? oldsr one down flrsi    ���������* '  who came  ti?,   folded   his    arms  and- '-���������  looked dignified and pious., The young- *- ���������  er one. after 'imhis put under, came" np  "  grea Uy___excUeJ=.i nd^shou tl ng:-"Giory '.-=*���������-  Glory!   I seed ile Lord!    I seed Him In-"  the -water, rifht'down- dar at "de bot-  ���������  torn!"    T4ie  older or.e. palling him-on."--  the shoulder, ssid: "ilush, honey, hush:.--  dat warn't de Lord.   I seed It.   It'wai-*-  nothin' but -a terrapin." ' :  'A distinguished Episcopal clergym-v*--}  was   once  called   ot*.   to  officiate at    u n.  fashionable    py-nmi-r    resort'   churn....  and, finding only a short surplice ant-!  no  cassock  in   i!.e  vestry,'  was  vei *-i-  much disturbed at the thought of hav'--  ing to appear in a vesture that to .tin- ������������������  frivolous would lorl; like a white shi. -������  and trousers,    lint a happy lnsplratln ,     '  came  to him.    Why not wear one'if*  his -wife's Mark  p*:t!coats?    The po: -���������*���������  tion  that would show below the sur- -  pllce would look exrctly like the regulation cassock. VnJ no one would ever-  be the wiser. Vo ho hurriedly sent one  of the ushers with an explanatory not������  to his wife ln the hotel, and in the nick,  of   time   the  pet.'lcoat .arrived:       The  makeshift turned out ,tobe a perfect  success, and no one at a distance could ���������  tell that he was not wearing a cassocin  After the close of the service he d������- '  cided  to go  out   to  the  body of the*  church without taking oft his robes, itr  order to greet some friends.    And. ha-   ���������  was soon the center of a group of fashionable  women,   when   a   green   Irish  maid from the hotel came up, and In'a  loud voice said to him: "Yer RIverence.  the missus sint me afther her petticoat  that ye do be  wearin',  an' I -wus** to  wait till ye take it off."  Whether fertilizing materials are applied broadcast, in the drill or in th-3  bill, they should be well incorporated  with the soil before planting by th������  use of the barrow, plow or hoe. Un-  fermented manures should not be applied immediately, but either composted or spread over the ground som������  time before it is to be occupied by th������  crop, otherwise they may affect th#  crop disastrously.    Mayor Lew on Laughter.  . Mayor Low of New York when **offi "  duty" Is a jolly sort of philosopher,  and the quick t vv inkle in his eyes shows  it. Talking one day about laughter,-  which he declared, with a noted writer,  has a basis of malice. Mayor Low said:.  "The more I ponder the more I marvel  at the slinking, double-eyed, sinister  villainy of the w.* etched. Uughter-  maklng Mark Twain, who. so far as I,  know, does not repent a single Joke la  his long career of ciime." .     *  J         ���������������__        J  ������������������Will you please raise my salary?*"!  "Why. I sravc you k raise only lasti  week, because you tell jne that yot������t  had your mother to support."* "I know. *  but my mother got married and now?  I have two to support."���������"Ohio State  Journal."  a *-;��������� ������.t:.-~. ^St/iJffli-a-i" Hjsxtt&ucex.VJ'inM.-Uixs  Vi  ^mh\n\t f^mU ami ^niltttan  frit's _laitrt(iil.  Published Bv  The Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co.  Limited Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  Ktiitor and Mtina_.er.  ADVERTISING  KITES.  Display nd**., JI.J0 per inch; single rolnmn,  ti per inch when inserted on title pupil  Legal a.l.-., 10 etnN per inch (iionpnrlcl) line  /oi"iir**t insertion* ������cent*, lor ouch ticMltlntui]  in-ertioii. I.ocrti notices 10 cents per lim* ench  i*.*ue. Birth, Murrlagu and Death N'olices  Ire-*.'.  SVE5CKIITION  RATES.  Bv ir.all or currier t'2 per niiiiuin; fl.'i'i for  (Ix mouths, strictly In advance.  OUR JOB DEFAI'.TMK.NT.  ijone of tho best equipped printing offices in  '.he West nnil prepared to execute nil kinds of  f.iiminp fn tirstclii-*. sIy 1 o nt honest prices,  line price to all. No Job too large--none two  minll���������for us. Mailorders promptly iiuciidcd  to.   Give us s trial on yoiirnext order.  TO C0I!!!E**I"0**.I>KNT3.  We invite correspondence on any .subject  0' iutere-t io the ueneral public. In nil discs  the bona tide name of the writer must ncconi-  panv manuscript, but noi necessarily for  publication.  Address all communications to the Manager*  legibly  NOTICE TO COKKEsPONDENTS.  1.���������All    correspondence    must   be  written on one side of tbe paper only.  2.���������Correspondence containing pcrsonnl  matter mu-,1 be signed with the proper iiniiie  ol the writer.  Thursday, August 21, 1002.  AGRICULTURE.  The condition  of agriculture in this  province, relatively to the demand for  agricultural   products,   is    appalling.  Tbi-5   conclusion   must be forced upon  anyone who gives the subject even a  cursory examination.   The province is  bled to death   to  pay for agricultural  products which can, and should, all be  produced within its borders.   There is  plenty of good soil, u good climate, a  magnificent"nnd growing market, ancl  yet   our  food   products   corns     from  everywhere  except* our   home fitrins.  There   must   be some reason for this  state of   affairs.     XVe do not propose  to ferret out every reason, but rather  to lav stress upon one cause which it is  the more   worth   while   to   lay stress  upon, beciitibB it is preventable. Canada  at the present  time is  tlie object  of  attack to a perfect army of cultivators  of   the soil.   Many   of   these are substantial   fanners,   possessed   of    both  capital and   -skill.     The   incomers are  also displacing  a   certain   number   of  our own  fanners who. after hewing a  ���������valuable   farm   from   the wilderness,  are   selling   it  for a comfortable sum.  It   is  quite  incredible   that   many of  those farmers should not be attracted  to   British   Columbia,   with    its  soil,  climate aud unrivalled markets for the  products   of   mixed    farming.     Now  what  encouragement do  men of  this  class   find   to  come   into British Columbia?   Where can they get information or assistance to settle on the land?  Can   any   person   mention   n  district  available   for  farming   which is open  for settlement by immigrants?   Anyone who can knows more than we do.  We have lost, or are  threatened with  losing, the fruits of one of the greatest  immigration   movements   in    history,  ���������=-^through-nol-liaving-a-"calalogue=of-our  goods,andattractivesamples displayed  inourfiont   windows.     Some  people  are in the habit   of  arguing   that the  large   amount  of    land-, alienated   to  railway   companies   is  responsible for  neither metal occurs in large masses,  the amount of effort required to produce them long remained a neur'y  constant'quantity, from which fact  came thc idea that they represented  definite and uniform values. In the  70's large silver deposits became available by reason of the introduction of  improved machinery. Theconsequcnce  of this wns a reduced cost of production  and this reduced cost wus in a few  years refiectod by a full in the price of  silver compared with koUI. During  the last decade concentrated effort liuu  been, and is now, reducing the cost., of  producing gold. Owing partly to  the comparatively short time through  wliich the improved methods  of producing gold have been in  operation and partly to thu temporary  shutting oif of the lenst expensive  supply, by reason of the South African  war, the amount added to the general  stock at the reduced costfif production  has affected maket values to only a  limited extent. With the reopening  of the South African mines and a  continuance of the process of reducing  the cost of producing gold, its value as  a purchasing commodity will decline.  It is impossible to say to what extent  the value of gold will decline, but it  seems probable that in the course of  I he.next twenty years the decline will  amount to about fifty per cent. Whatever may be the extent of this deline,  we may be quite certain that it will be  considerable, and will continue for a  number of years. We may therefore  say that in the immediate future  prices will he stated in. units of  continually reducing value. _In other  words, it will "take an increasing  amount of gold to pay for articles  .which have a uniform value.���������C. L.  liedfield in Engineering Magazine.  LEGAL  j^K MA STRK ct SCOTT.  Bnrrislers, Solicitors, Etc.  itevclstoke, IS. C.  J. M .Pi-otl, ll.A., LL.lt.   \V. de V.lc Malstre, AI. \  HARVEY, M'CARTKR ic l'INKHAM  Bnrrislers, Solicitors, Etc.  Solicitors for Imperial Hank oi Canada.  Conipiinv funds tu lonn nt8 per cent.  FftisT bTKEET, Revelstoke 13. C.  SOCIETIES.  Red Rose Decree meets second nnd fourth  Tuesdays of each  inontli; While Hose Degree  meets third Tucsilny of eneli quarter, inOddfcl*  lows llall.   Visltlnc brethren welcome  G. E. GROGAN. HY. ynwARDS,  President. H m. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Kegular meetings arc held in the  Oddfellow's Hull on the Third Friday of each month, nt 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially Invited  A. J ..HNSON, \V. JI. ���������  W. G. BIRNEY, Kec.-Sec.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  Ho. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   EVERY   WEDNESDAY  in   Oddfellows'     Hnll   at 8  o'clock.    Visiting  Knights  are  cordiully invited.  H. A. BROWN, C. C.  W. WINSOR, K. of K. & S.  /'   CHURCHES  5IF.TI10DIST CHURCH,  ItEVKLSTOKE,  Trenching services at 11 a. 111. nnd 7:.i0 p. m  Class meeting nt the close 01 the morning  service. Snbbnth School and BibleClnss iu:!:3U  Weekly 1-rnver Meeting every Wednesday  evening at 7-.:���������������. The public are cordially  Invited.   Seats free.  Rev. C. Ladxeh, l'astor.  Bush Fire Act.  The Bush Fire Act provides  heavy  penalties for those guilty of criminal  carelessness.  Sections 4 and 5 of the act   read   as  follows:  "i. It shall not be   lawful   for  any  person to set out. or cause   to   be   set  out or started, any fire in or near the  woods, within any fire district, between  the first day of May and the  first day  of October in any year, except for the  purpose    of   clearing   land,   cooking,  obtaining warmth, or for some industrial purpose; and in   case   of   starting  fires   for  any   of the above purposes,  theobligationsand precautions imposed  by   the   following' sections   shall    be  observed.  "a. It shall not be lawful for any  person to set out, or cause to be set out  or started, between the first day of  May and the first day of October in  each year, within any fire district, any  fire for the purpose of clearing land,  unless the owner or occupier of any  land on which fire shall be so made or  started for the purpose of clearing the  same shall, by himself or his servants,  constantly watch over, manage and  care tor such fire,  and  observe every  ST. PETKK S CHURCH, ANGLICAN.  Eight a.m., Holy Eucharist; 1111.111., mn' i'fls,  Litnny and serniun (llolv Eucharist first Sun-  dav in the month); 2:*5o Sundiiy school, or  children's service; 7:30 Evensong (choral) and  sermon. Holy Days���������The Holy Euchnrist is  celebrated ac 7 a.m. or 8 a.m., as announced.  Holy Baptism after Sundav School at3:15.  C. A. PKOUIIKICR, ItCetOr.  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.  Service everv Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  to which all are welcome. Prayer meeting at  8p. m. every Wednesday.  . Rev. W. C. Calder, Pastor.  i.-..*******.*****������g^i.i^.������.,i...ij..u*������.������*ii.i..;^^  THE PAYROLL TOWN  FOR THE BIG FREE  MILLING GOLD ORE  PROPERTIES IN FISH  RIVER DISTRICT.  T   il>^  A TEN STAMP MILL  AND SAWMILL NOW  IN COURSE OF ERECTION ON THE TOWN-  SITE OF GOLDFIELDS.  WATCH  THIS SPACE  LEWIS BROS.,  Agents, Revelstoke.  R. F. PERR jl , "  Resident Manager.  ******+*******************  ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.  Mass   nt 10:30 a. m.,   on   Hrst,   second  and  fourth Sundavs in the month.  REV.   FATHER   THAYER.  SALVATION   ARMY.  Meeting every night in their Hall on Front  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *���������  x*  *  *  *���������  *���������  *  *  *���������'  *  ���������j-  *���������  *  *  *  *  *  H  .EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST  Baker and  Confectioner  A full and complete  line of  GROCERIES  DEER HEADS, BfRDS, Etc. MOUNTED,  Furs Cleaned and Re.-aired.    :  JUST EAST OF   PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH  Third Street.  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND.'ASSAYER.  I JL It Smi  and Railway Street  **���������  ���������5-  - *  *  ���������5*  *  it  *>>  *���������_���������  *  *  *  3  ���������4.  *���������  ���������2.  *  >r  <*���������  *  *  *���������>  *  *  *  Railway  **TTTl********************  TRAINS  LEAVE REVELSTOKE  DAILY.  EASTBOUND ' 8:10  WESTBOUND  17:15  SOUTHBOUND     8:40  IMPERIAL LIMITED  EASTBOUND.  Sundays���������"Wednesdays��������� Fridays���������  ���������1:20 o'clock.    *  WESTBOUND. .  Mondays���������Wednesdays���������Saturd'ys  21 o'clock.  l'UKE  BUS  3IEI.TS  AM, TKAINS.  FIHST  CLASS   ACCOMMODATION.  HEATED BY HOT AIR.  BEASONABLE KATES.  Ferguson. BVCI  Roval School of Mine?, London. Seven years  at 'Morfa Works, Swansea." 17 vears Chief  Chemist to Wifran Conl and Iron Co., Ens.  Late Chemist and Assaver, Hall Mine.", Ltd.  reasouable^cai'e_._aiid_ipr_e(*a}itip_n___t'^^claiii!������-esami:i^^  prevent such fire   from   spreading   as  aforesaid.  "A penalty of S50 for ench infraction  of the law is provided, and S100 in the j  case   of   locomotives    not     properly  th������   lack   of  encouragement to i-miii-   equipped with means to   prevent   the  grants.     The   exact   contrary   is the j escape of fire."  Section 1-t of the act is as follows:  "It shall be the special duty of every  Government Agent, Gold Commissioner, Timber Inspector, Forest Ranger,  JIiningKecord������*r,and Provincial Police  ofiicer or constable to enforce the  provisions and renuirements of this  act, and in all cases coming within the  knowledge of any such official, officer,  or constable, to prosecute every person  or body corporate by whom there i.s  reasonable cause for believing any  contravention of this act has been  committed.'"  case.   The immigrant can get quicker,  easier and more satisfactory terms on  land from a   railway   company at the  present   time,   than   he   can   from   a  ptivate owner or from the goverment.  Surely   this   is   a   paradox   when the  government gives away land.   Not nt  itli,   because   the    railway     company  obtains surveys, maps   and reports on  its land, and can, by these things, save  to   the   prospective   settler   what   he  would   otherwise   have   to   spend   in  piospecting   for a   location.   The railway company also   has an   interest in  settling the land, because every settler  in a source of revenue  to the railway.  The   government   has   a   similar, but  much greater interest in erery settler.  Why aoes our government not taken  leaf out of the book of the (J. P.  K.  i"  suiveyir.g and advertising the agricul-  ��������� tural lands of the piovince?     May we  hope   that   a   practical   and   definite  move in this direction  will be made in  the near   future, as  foreshadowed by  the Minister of Agiiculture during the  session of the Legislature?���������Colonist.  T    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.  Jas. I. "Woodrow  Wanted.���������Situation by young man in  ' office  or   store.      Would   take   small  salary ut first on condition of advancement both of work and salary,  FOR SALE.  AFAI������r FOR SALE, good biilldlntrs.  to .Mrs   W. Willis   Kkvelttoke, U.C.  Apply  Gold Declining in Value.  Until recent times both gold and  silver have been used as measures of  values, and both have been produced  by manual labor, assisted by such tools  jis the miner could carry with him. As  For Sale  TWO   Residences011 McKenzie Avenue, with  modern Improvements. VWOO each on easy  terms.  TWO "Residences on  Third  Street, east, very  convenient for railway men, |I8O0 each, easy  terms.  ONE   Residence  on   First Street,   east,   cash  required J500. .ubject to mortgage.  Apply to,  HARVEY, MCCATRER& PIKKHAM.  BELGIAN    HARES  The quickest breeders and greatest  monej- makers  in   the  small   stock  line of thc present day.      Full   bred  slock of KASHODAS.  Trice���������$6 and Sic per pair,  according to age.  THOS. SKINNER,���������Revelstoke. B. C.  TIME TABLE  S. S. Revelstoke  During High Water.  Leave Eiftht-Mlle Landing���������  Every Tuesday and Friday at 6 a. m.  Leave La Porte���������  Every Tuc-day and Friday at 2 p.m.  Special Trips between  rccnlnr    ailing;*,  will he made In any ease where busi-  offered warrants same.  The   Company   reserve    the   r!s.ht    to  chanite   time    of    sallinas    without  notice.  R. W. TROUP,  Mate and Purser.  Retail Dealer in���������.  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc,  Fish and Game in Season....  All orders promptly filled.  C0"T.!$&������.. RBYBkS^OKB, B.S  Brown & Guerin, Props.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND-LIGHT [N EVERY ROOM.     .  IIOOKL-y STREET CAB                                 y      ' I5.VR  WELT, SUPPLIED BY THE  CHOICEST  HEISTS ALL TRAINS. " WINES,   L1QUOR8  AND  CIGARS *.  Fastest time & Superior Equipment  82-HOURS TO MONTREAL-82  STEAMSHIPS.  FROM VANCOUVER  TO-  TO-  -CHINA,  -AUSTRALIA  JAPAN,  ALASKA  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     MDiTON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  Prompt delivery of parcels, basgiiitc, etc.  to any partof the city  FORSLUND,  Master  TIME TABLE  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All ordcri left at R. M. Smythe'" Tobafco  tore, or byTelephoue No.7 will receive prompt  tten tion.  Lowest Rates and Best Service to  and from all ppiiitg.   .        ��������� _.^  For - full information, printed  matter, etc., call on or address,  W. Bradshaw,  Agent  Kevelstoke.  E, J. Coyle.  Assist. Gen.  Passenger Agent  Vancouver.  W.Mollison,:  WOOD  For Sale.  The undersigned having contracted for thc  whole of.McMahon Ilros. wood Is prepared to  supply Mill wood at  $2 Per Load  ������������-Cei]iir Cordwood���������13.00 delivered._J|  f^-IIiir*h*.ood at equally low rates.  ..Thos. Lewis.  Ordern left at C. R. Hume A Co.,   Morris &  Steed'*!, or at mill will have prompt attention.  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  Running between Arrowhead, Thorn-Kin's  Landing and Comaplix, commencing October  14th, 1801, will sail as lollows, weather pormit-  tinK* .     T       ���������  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  and Comaplix twicedaily-lOlt. and 161c.  Leaving Comaplix and  _ ., _    homkon*s Landing  for Arrowhead twice dally���������7._l*.k and 12:4Slc  Making close connections with all O. f. B,  Steamers and Trains.  The owners reserve thc right to change times  of sailings without, notice., ._  Th* Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Limited  LIVE, AND LET LIVE!! 1  Please tlon't'try and run um  out of town hy sending your  orders enst. We must have  your work i.i order to live.  Wc depend on you for our  work! Kastern houses do  not! Do not allow yourself  to be roped in by their peddlers. We also guarantee  to give-you'better satisfaction for your money.  AR.  3.   "WIX-SCOST,  Next the McCarty Block.  General Blacksmith,!  Wagon Maker,   Etc.  -DEALER IN-  s  Chatham Wagons, Wm. Gray & Sons Plows,  Popp Bros.' Plows, Cultivators, Harrows, Seeders, &o.  DOUGLAS STREET.  Revelstoke, B. C.  Laces and Braids  A large range of I'oint Lace,  rmehess and Ilattcnburg  Braids, Stamped lleslgns,  Stamped Linens, Embroidery  Needles. Hooks, ice.  Berlin and Zephyr Wools, all  shades, Slipper Soles, Valen-  cienccsLacc, Insertion.  Call at the 1 m.  MADISON -PARLORS-  Misses Sheppard & Bell  McKenzie Avenue      oc"B  II. G. PARSON, President.  M. J. O'BRIEN, Managing Director  me Revelstoke Wine and Spirit Co.  ' '       Limited Liability.       l<  Carry a full and complete line of  1  Scotch and Rye Whiskies, Boandies, Rums,   -  Holland, Old Tom, London Dry and Plymouth Gins,  Ports, Sheries, Clarets, Champagne, Liquors  Imported and Domestic Cigars.  THE   SUPPLY    HOUSE    FOR    NORTH    KOOTENAY.  FURNITURE  ���������fust unloading Two Large Cars of Furniture.  We   now   carry   a UirRer and   better stock   than   any House  between Winnipeg and Vancouver.     Come and look round whether  vou want to buy or not.    We are stacked full from Floor to Koof  REVELSTOKE   FURNITURE   CO'Y. INIQUITOUS  Rosslanders Give Colonel Prior  Their Views of the Two Per  Cent Tax���������A Stone Wall to  Bar Prosperity They Say.  " The two per cent, mineral-tax is  iniquitous. It throttles tho development of the Rossland and other camps  possessing resources of a similar  nature. Further s aiul permanent  prosperity can only be attained upon  the abolition of the tax. The Rossland  camp will then forge ahead on a scale  hitherto without precedent. Facts  and figures are forthcoming to support  theso contentions. The foregoing  deductions were placed before Hon. 12.  G. Prior, minister of mines for the  province of British Columbia, at a  complimentary banquet tendered the  city's distinguished visitoron Saturday  aight at the Hotel Allan. Rossland's  leading mining nieii combined in tlie  effort to place the Honorable the.  Minister of Mines in possession ofthe  real facts of the local situation, and  their arguments attach with equal  force to the situation in other camps  where great deposits of comparatively  low grade ore exist, such as the*  Boundary. In a sense the function  was tbe most remarkable ever witnessed- in the Golden City." Thus  ���������ays the Rossland Miner, and goes on:  "It is probably without parallel that  the principal speakers at a banquet in  this city should have combined to  impress a member of the administration with the undesirable features of a  certain condition of ��������� affairs, the  . remedy for which - lies within the  powers of the minister whom they  addressed, and, knowing the desireof  the minister to become acquainted  with real - conditions and in view of  the overwhelming flood of facts and  figures placed before him thus publicly  it is generally accepted as almost,  certain that some alleviation of the  grievous burden may be looked for at  no late date. In bis address in  response to an enthusiastic toast,  ColbnelPrior informed the gathering  that he was in the Kootenays for the  purpose of obtaining information and  ...urged the* utmost, frankness in discussing the affairs of the mining  * industry. This sentiment was adopted  in word and spirit���������the mining men  spoke their feelings freely and fully  supporting each argument with statistical information that eannct be gainsaid, and establishing so strong a case  for the abolition of the'mineral tax in  its present form as must���������und did���������  impress the minister.*'  The Miner then proceeds to devote  a page to the speeches. The following  are excerpts of interest:  Col..'Prior said: "I can assure you  Mi;. Mayor and gentlemen, that the  .. members of the government are .most  anxious to do what is best for the  welfare of the province, and I am sure  I can speak specially for my own  department. "They are all - very  anxious to see the mining industry,  put on a proper .and paying basis.  We bave to, ha .re revenue, you will  admit that, but the members of the  government* wish" to see .that that  . revenue is collected in a manner that  will press in the lightest and best  possible way on the men who havo  put their capital In tills country.  There U no doubt that, the mining  industry is the principal industry!  thev may say what they like about  the Ashing industry and the'millions  of cases of salmon they get, the  lumberindiistry, orany other industry;  but when you come to compare them  with the mining industry, it overshadows every other industry in the  pi'oyfftee, It is to the success of our  British Golumbia mines tt}&t Vfe pwe  tho ultimate welfare of this beautiful  province of ours."  E. B. Kirby, manager of the War  Eagle said: "We all know that the  great cause of the depression now  (joining over the British Columbia  mining Industry 's excessive and  /&yawfrBlfl)ii!g (ta^t.fln> I/'He a stone  wall before us utards the twp p������r cent  tax. Yo������ all unjd,e*ret'ind it. You all  know its fatal _ defect, which is to  exact an Increasing proportion of the  net profits when ������ppJI������<J to the lower  grades of ore. Yon aU know bow on  the milling grades of Rossland it will  seize anywhere from 10 to 20 per cent.  for the investors who are to furnish  this large capital I can say frankly  that a.s tilings now stand thev nro not  willing to put their money into  anything fiom whicli Lhc government  exacts &uch an enormous rake-olV."  William Thompson, innniiger of Llu*  Gi i*iil Western: "In iiriilitimi In llu*  pie.*-i-nL high gmiii* oies *i<.e base been  shipping to tin* miu'Ii ing work?, iviili.ii i*  been assured by tlu* best engineeis and  iiiiiiiageis of this f.-iiup lli.iL there -ne  imiiii'iiM: quantities of low grade uio  under Red JMoimlnin ihnl laiiiint, ul  present he extineleil ata prtilil (ntviiig  chiefly to their highly ..ilieiniis imlim*)  without si.me preliminary cniiL-ei-lni-  Lion liefme sineilinji. nntl Air. ICirliy  hns tonight iiniuiuiiceil tlmt I lie "S\ :ii-  B'lgle nnd Centre Star companies, ure  prepared In iindi'l lake the cnnceiilin  tions of lliL'se low ginile tin.*.**, nssmin nr,,  the government is willing lo relieve  them fioru llie txlitini uf llie piesent  excessive taxation'.'1  Chillies. V. Jenkins, of tin*, Centre  Star: "The industry is being taxed In  death. Il caiimilstand up under ilie  I iu id en of tux laid upon iL by both llie  Dominion and Ihe proviiiei.il gui-ern-  iiients, IiiMipporL of this statement  I would submit figures, take fnun llie  govrnincuts leporls. and, dwelling  upon this one item nf (ax.Uioti, will  try to sbow that the aggregate of luxes  imposed lays a bin den upon the  ii"*dustry lhat is unj.iat, excessive an.l  inequitable."  Rnscoe It. Leslie nt the Le Roi: "We  have beard, for Mr. Alacdonald and Air.  Mackenzie made the annniiiicrmiMib ul  the b-mqiiet given in honor of Air. Daly  in this very room a few weeksago, Lli.it  the Klinoie oil process has been success  full}- used in Wales and' LJiaL a lest  made by iL upon Le Roi ore was veri  gratifying, hut it yel icumins In be seen  whether the process can he used with  micccs***, when Lhe concent rating opein-  tions aie,L'Oinlucted on a huge'senle. A  real pracLical test will be. made as Lo  Lhis, I believe in Lhe very near future,  as negotiations looking to ��������� that end  have practically, lieen ami nged bet ween  the Le Roi company anu doubtless  other companies as well. 1 cannot,  however, speak as Co Ihe Hlter, and  lhe syndicate which bus secured the  Canadian rights for the Eliuoie  method. , On the result of Lhis .test; or  tests, which is to be made on the Rossland "ore,,l!ie future prosperity of Lhis  and of our outlying cau'ips depend."  steps, he i cached the side of llie big J  engine that had puih-d hiin from J  Philadelphia, and viguiously shook the  li-iinl*** <>! the engineer, fireman and  uimllier ti.Uiini.iu who had climbed  into Llie t.ill lo .-lime the hotiois "���������  Lui'Uliiulue l_,iigiiiei*riiig.  Oilsprinkled Roadbeds.  ��������� IL is reported that the Boston k  ���������Maine and the Boston ������fc Albany  Railroads are about lb discontinue  oiling their roadbeds after a, three  year trial. The N. Y., N. H. & D.  has also given up the practice, and  the Long Island Ra'lroaddiscontinued  the practice about a year ago. Several  of these roads are ballasting the  permanent, way with broken stone  which, after the rain has thoroughly  washed it, gives no further trouble  from dust.  i_Elsewhere_the_=^oiled���������.-roadbed misgiving every satisfaction. On Lhc  Atchison, Topeka k Santa Fe, when  the road was first oiled, enough was  put on to penetrate the ballast to a  depth of 4 inches. From ' 2,000. to  2,200 gallons to a mile of single track  is used at a cost of from $:joto$15.  The   treatment  leaves   the 'fine sand  i  which i\ew in clouds about a train  firmly anchored to mother earth and  with the appearance and consistency  of brown sugar. Tt is claimed for tlie  ���������oiled roadbed that the oil destroys  vegetation along tlio Ijt.o and thus  saves the cost of weeding, also lhat it  helps to preserve the Lies by rendor-  ing-the track waterproof ami that it  deadens the noise. Many ordinary  high\vays in the "West, have been  "oiled" with satisfactory results.  President and Enginemen.  PresidentRoosevelt entertains a very  kindly feeling for locomotive engineers-  and has repeatedly manifested his good  will towards delegations of engineers.  Au incident connected wiLh the finish  of a recent journey is thus desciibed in  the pi ess dispatches:  "President Roosevelt and party  arrived in Washington on n special  I rain over the Pennsylvania Railroad  at 10.33 o'clock this nioi'iijpg.  "The President walked briskly down  the. station platform on ieathing  Washington, and almost had reached  the gates when he recollected that he  had uot bidden adieu tn the engine  crew, his invariable practice on return-  When Victoria Was Crowned.  In the 7,10-i-ciuIs of Lome's "Lite" of  Queen Victoria there is a chapter on  the .coronation now quite interesting In view of Uie iiiuch-discuF-se-d  ceremony which is to take place  ln London in June. The former  Governor-General's description of the  pageant Is too Impressionistic to be  very elfectivo, but the following account of the ceremony, given, by Lady  "Wilhclmina Stanhope, one of the train-  bearers of the Queen, who later became  the Duchess ot Cleveland, Is very  umuoing.   She writes:  The Queen looked very well and was  perfectly composed. She woie a circlet of splendid diamonds, and was  dressed In gold tissue, over which was  fastened a crimson velvet mantle, bordered with gold, lace, and lined with  ermine, with a long ermine cape, which  very ponderous appendage we were to  support. . . . We were all dressed  alike, in white and .silver. The effect  was not. I'thlnlc, brilliant enough in so  dazzling an assembly, and our little  trains were serious annoyances, for lt  was impossible to avoid treading upon  them. We ought never to have had  them; and there certainly should havo  been some previous rehearsing, for we  carried thfi Queen's train very jerkily  and badly. i.ev...- keeping step properly, and it must have been very difficult  for her to walk, as she did, evenly and  steadily, and with much grace and dignity, the whole length of the Abbey.  The Abbey itself was a beautiful  coup d'oeil, as we marched up amid  thunders of applause and handkerchiefs and scarls waving everywhere.  The   Queen   acknowledged   her   recep-  'tion veiy graciously. 1 think her heart  lluttei-ed a little as. we reached- the  throne; at least, the color mounted to  her cheek?, brow, and even neck, and  iier breath came quickly. However,  the slight emotion she showed was  very transient, and she stood perfectly motionless while the archbishop, in  almost inaudible voice, proclaimed her  our undoubted, sovereign and* liege  lady.   .   .   .  The-burst of applause in the Abbey  when the crown was placed on her  head, and the sight of all the peers and  peeresses crowning themselves at the  same moment, was really most Impressive,-and in the midst of the cheering  Handel's magnificent anthem, "The  Queen Shall Rejoice!".'thundered in.  After this the Queen was enthroned,  and we took up our station on the  steps of the throne during the homage,  and amused ourselves* with watching  Lord Surrey,** the treasurer of the  household,* dispensing medals in the  midst of a most desperate scramble,  and nearly torn in pieces in the universal "excitement. The pages-were particularly active, and some of them collected ten or twelve medals apiece.  I saw little of the homage. The Duke  of      Wellington      was       prodigiously  - cheered. Lord Eolle fell down, and  was carried away, by two strong* peers.  \ .' " . After the homage, we returned  with the Queen to the chapel, where  her mantle���������now p. purple, one���������was  fastened-on, and we waited for .three-  quarters of an hour for the procession  to' form in the same manner as on entering the Abbey. ��������� '      .    ,  ' The Queen complained of -a headache from having the crown very ceremoniously knocked- by most of the  peers���������one actually clutched hold of it;  bat she said she had.guarded herself  from any accident "or misadventure by  having it made to fit her head tightly.  She had, besides, to bear the heavy orb  and sceptre across the Abbey; but  when she reached the robing-room, she  disembarrassed, herself of them, unclasped her mantle, took off her crown,  and having got'rid of all her royalty,  sat down on the sofa and amused herself. We, too, were allowed to sit down  for the first time.  But her day of fatigue was not yet  over, for she had to entertain one'hun-  dred persons at dinner in the palace.  The Duke of Wellington had a great  ball  at   Apsley  House,   two  thousand  -persons-havlng-been-lnvlted���������the-cab--  lnet ministers gave state dinners. Illuminations, fireworks, a fair ln Hyde  Park, and free admission to the theaters were provided for the gratification  of Her Majesty's subjects in London.  There was no accident of any importance, except In one case, where a balloon' made a bad descent. The Housn  of Commons' voted $350,000 on account  of the coronation, a very small sum  when compared with the large amounts  given for similar ceremonies abroad.  A number;, of peers were created or  raised a step in 'the peerage, among  these being the father of General Lord  Methuen. and twenty-nine baronets,  among them Lytton Bulwer and Wll-  liam Herschell. .   '"'  Doubtless She Was."  Mrs. Browne���������And who Is the pregl-  dent of your club now/Mrs. Malaprop?  Mrs. Malaprop (proudly)���������I am the  present encumbrance, Just now.���������Philadelphia "Press."  Bargains.  When woman gets ir.to politics  Reform will just be great.  Two dollar votes will be marked down  To  $1.0S. The   "Capital."  Jay���������Yes, sir; wnen I was ln New  Fork a sharper robbed me of fifty dol������  |ars: Kay���������Why didn't you call a policeman ? "Well. I thought fifty dollars  was enough."���������^Philadelphia  "Press."  Of the n������t profits ia milling.   Speaking   ing from a trip.   Quickly retracing his  Certificate of Improvements.  GOLDEN" EAGLE Mineral Claim, f-ituAtc In  llie Kevelstoke fining Dirisidn of " West  Koot**ii������T llistrict.  WherelopftlcJ :���������In Ground Hog Basin, on  MrCiilIoiipb Creek.  TAKE X TICE thnt 1. George S. MeCarter,  Reent for i oiii^e Lconlini* tiraham, Kre**  Miners* Ccriifirnte So. H. 70.-J10 and for Gus  I.nnd Free Miner'.*. Certificate Xo. B 4o074,  intend, -ixtv ilavs fr.*jn ihe date hcrcol, to  apiilv so the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  oM.opr \6mejtw.I i thc pun-ose of obtaining  & Crown GrAnt of thc ������Ik>vi* claim.  -Hid further take notice tnat action, under  Section 37. must be commenced before the  Issuance of snch Certificate of Improvements.  Duted this -Ith day of Aueust,... D., I9U2.  GEO. S. McCAEIEE.  NOTICE TO  CficDETORS.  In tbe* matter of the Kslate of Thomas  Kdwii'i Horne, late of the City ot Revelstoke, deceased.  NOTICI; is hereby given lliat all credit-'  or*, and others having; claims ajjf.-iinst llie  estate ol" the .said Thomas Edwin Horne,  who died on or about the 21 st May, 1902,  are required, on or before lhc 15th day of  Au.-_.iist, 1902, to send by pcsl picpaid, or  deliver lo Messrs.' Harvey, MeCarter &  Pinkham. of lhe City of Revelstoke,  solicitors for llie administrators ol" llie  estate ofthe said deceased, their addresses and descriptions, the full particulars of  llieir claims, the .slatement of llieir  accounts and the naiiue of (lie see'iii-  lies if any held by lliem.  And further lake nolin* thai afler such  last mentioned dale the said administrators  will proceed to distribute llie assets of the  deceased anion.!,; the parlies entitled  thereto, liavini;' regard only to the claims  of which lhey shall liien have nolie-:, and  lhat (he said .'idniiiiislialoi's will not be  liable for the said assets or any part  thereof 10 any person or persons'of whose  claims noliee .shall not have been received  by them at lhe lime of such distribution.  Dated the 20th day of June, A.D., 1902.  HARVEY, MeCARTER & PINKHAM,  Solicitors for the Administrators of the  Estate of Thomas Edwin Home, deceased, id ���������  NOTICE.  TAKE XOTICE that CO tlnys after date I  intend to upply to the Chief Coiniiiis*-ioiier of  Lands mid Work*, for permission to cut nnd  carry uway tiinber from the following iles-  .-ribed hinds:  Commencing nt h post mnrked Alice I'errj's  sou tlieii^t eorti.'r ].o**t, situated tibout*-2Ut) feet  ironi SrattlCreck, tlienee wesl-Uichnins; llience  north IGOelinin*.; tlienee cu>t III chains; llience  soutli 11-u chains, 10 the jiliioc of commencement; containing G1U acres.  ALICE PEItltY.  Goldiields; 1! C, July 2-lth, UOi  N'  NOTICE.  OTICE IS HEUEBY GIVEN" tlint ;������ days  afterdate I inlend to inuke application "to  the lion, the Chief Commissioner of I.iiuds  nnd Works for 11 special license to cut and  carry aviay timber from the following described lnud*s;  XUMBEU OXE. ;  Commencing at a post mnrked "A. M.  Xortb-West Corner Post." nnd planted on'  the norlhwest ljniik of Half Way Creek, near  -*t. Leon Hot Spring** and about Iuo miles  from Arrow Lukes. Thence e*ist -10 chains;*  ihence north ](,U chains; thence wesc 10  ctinin������; tlicnce south;lC0 chains to place of  commencement.  XUMBER TWO.  Commencing nt a po-t planted on Soutli  Bank Ueep Creek, Galena ]inv, about three  miles south from Arrow Lukes; About S5"  flinins enst from a post marked " T. II. D.  south-iicst corner: 'I hence south 1G0 chains;  thence cast .10 chains; tlienee north 160 chains;  thence ivcst 40 chains-to place of commencement*.  '  . . ANGUS .'.rcLFOD.  .   - .    > Arrowhead Mills,  PerJ.T.  Arrowhead, July 2Ith, 1002  ZLTOTIOIE]'  Notice is hereby given that sixty day* from  date heieof 1 Intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner nf I.imdsaml Works tn Victoria,  P.. C' to |nirc!ins.e JWn acres of land on Downie  Creek in llie liiir ]Jend, fommciicing at a post  planted about nine miles from thc Columbia  1'ivcr on the north oact side of Boulder Creek  nml marked A. \V. M(-Into*-h*s imtinL post, Nn  l,and running north f(������rty chains to north*  ��������� i\est corner post, Xo. '2* ihence eighty chains  en������t tr. post Xo. :���������>, tlicnce forry chains south to  post No. 4, tlienee eighty chains west to point  of commencement. *  Dated tho 30lh day of June, 1902.  a. w. Mcintosh.  HSrOTIOiE  Notice is hereby Riven that sixty dnys from  date hereof I intend applying to thc Chief  Commissioner o Lands and Works at Victoria,  Ii. C., to purchase three hundred and twenty  acres-of lnnd on Downie Creek In the Big  Ilcnd, commencing at a post planted ubout  eight miles from the Columbi. kiver nnd nenr  llie nortli cast side ol Hottldcr Creek nud  mnrked J. C. Montgomery's initial post, No. 1,  thence fortv chains north to north-west corner  post No. ii, tlicnce eighty chains enst to nortli  e*ist comer post No. 8, theuce fortv chains  south to south cast corner post No. 4, thence  eighty chains west to nointof commencement.  Dated at Kevelstoke theSOtli dayolJunei902.  .7. C. MONTGOMERY.  Certificate of improvements.  "tSTOTICE.    *  Golden Hill Mineral Claim. Situate in  the-Rt'velstolce���������Mining'���������Division'of���������Wcsl-  Kootenav District. Where located:���������In  Ground Hog ]3.-isin,on McCullouf.li Creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, C.B. Hume,  Free Miner's Certificate .No. 'B67188, intend, .sixty days from the date hereof, to  ,'ipply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for 1\\������ jiurposc of  obtaining' a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that' action,  under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such Certificate of  Improvements.  Dated this 16th daj- of June, A,IX, ic.02  C,B,  HUME.  Certificate of Improvements.  ZbTOTIOZEi.  Kdnn, Alice nnd Norland Mineral claims,  situate In the KfV'1-.toke Mining JJivI-ion of  West Kootenny District.  Wliere located :���������LatorineCreek. Hig Hcnd,  TAKE NOTICE that I, W. K. Mcl.uurhlill,  Tree Miner's Certlllcate No. IS. fi7_!70, intend,  ������ixty dnys from the dale hereof, f. apply to tlio  Mining Uecorder for a Certificate of Iniproie-  ments, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  tjrant of the above cla ms.  And flirt: er take notice that action, undur  Hcetion ������7, must be con^ir.tiniicd , before the  issuance of such Certificate pf Impiovc'mouts.  Dated this H.t(i (lay of July, A.D., VJiYi.  * W. K. McLADCIlLlN.  Certificate of Improvements.  Shamrock, Mammoth, Falrview, Maplo  Leaf, Arabian, Uclchcr, and Victoria IV  mineral claims, situate in tho' Itcvelstokc  Mining Division of .Vest Kootenay.  Where located:���������The Shamrock nnd Mammoth mineral clulm", at the head of Camp  Creek,'in (..round Hop Husin, Big Dend. The  yairvicw and Maple Leaf mineral claims, at  head of.the West Fork of McCullough Creek,  known as Barrett Creek; thc Arabian, Belcher  and Victoria IV mineral claima on Graham  Creek, at the head waters of the West Fork of  French Creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Florence McCorty,  Free Miners' Cortlticatc No. B. 67.241. Intend  -ixty days from the dale hereoi to apply to the  Mining Recorder for certificates oi improvements for thc purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims  AND FURTHKR TA K NOTICI. thataction  under Section 37 must be commenced before  the issuance of suck Certificates of .Improvements.  Dated th.s first day of July, A.S, 1902.  FLORENCE McTAKTY.  THE TOWNSITE OF  CITY  IS NOW ON THE MARKET.  00 ���������Lots on Sale��������� 2oo  V  BUY BEFORE YOU SLEEP.  CIRCLE CITY is the Terminus   of   the   proposed    Railway   already   surveyed  via the Lardeau Creek with fork to that point.  CIRCLE CITY is beautifully situated at the base of  the Lardeau Pass, Galena  and Surprise Creeks.  CIRCLE CITY is   absolutely   surrounded    by    Mining' Properties   now   under  Development. ..........  plend  Water   Power  Which will be utilized next Season by Concentrating- Plants.  SEND FOR PARTICULARS AT ONCE  TO THE GENERAL AGENT,  a. B. BATHO  Ferguson, B. O.  -.t*jHnr9&rp&ttf&&&&*&HHH*jK^^  .   The Smelting Centre of the Similkameen Valley.    Backed by the payrolls of two  gigantic coal companies and the Copper and Kennedy Mountain Mines. . ���������   ���������  Surrounded by the following resources: Coal, gold, copper, silver and a fine agricultural country. Large herds of cattle, fruit in abundance, with a climate almost southern  and all that could be asked. , **'  ASHNOLA is owned arid backed by the payroll of the Similkameen Valley Coal Company, Ltd.,  which is a guarantee in itself of its success. The equipment and development of their coal mines, installing  of .water, electric light and powci* plants ave already arranged for. The development of the Ashnola Coal  Company's mine by the Eastern Capitalists who have established their payroll at ASHNOLA, makes it the  coming city of the interior of British Columbia. _  City of Wonder, Progress and Great Prosperity  Lots in Ashnola are safe investments. In Blocks 1 to 4= and 13 to 20 the price will be advanced 25c.  per month until May 1st, 1902, and to ten per cent, in the reriiainint? blocks. The present price is from $50 to^  $225 - Twenty-five per cent, cash, three, six and nine months without interest.  Arrangements are already completed for Ei������;ht buildings, including cottages for the Employees of  thecompany at .Ashnola.   This work will be under full headway by May 1st. .     '      _    -   .  ��������� Four years ago the Crow's Nest Shares could be bought and were sold at 11 cents. Today they are  quotel at $S0.00.- WitlTthe advent of transportation, Similkameen "Valley Coal can be delivered at any  point in West Kootenay or Tale as cheaply as by any other Company in Canada.. ''.,������������������  FOR- FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY TO  SHViiLKAMEEN   VALLEY   COAL   CO.,    LIMITED.  '   " NELSON, B. C.   t>������*������>tig#j������#j������j������j������j������.������j������^j������j������'^^^  First and Paramount.  AtHolute Security to Policy-Holders.  IMPERIAL" LIFE-ASSURANCE-  OF CANADA.    HEAD OFFICE, TOKOXTO, ONT.  OOi"  ���������    ���������       BOARD OF. DIRECTORS.  .    President��������� Hon. Sir Oliver Mount, P. C, G. C. M. G.  1st. Vii'e-Presiilunt,... E. Ames, President Toronto Board of Trade.  2nd. Vice-President, X. Bradshaw,-1.1. A.,  Actuary The Imperial Lite Assurance Co. of Canada.  MANAGING DIRECTOR  1*. G. COX.     '  DIRECTORS.  Hon. Sir Mackenzie Bowell, P. C..K.C. M, C��������� Senator,  Ex-Prime Minister of  Canada, Hellftvillo.  Hu  A. 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The  result ������-as seen in a recent exhibition  of the industrial applications of alcohol at Berlin, where were shown alcohol-driven motors for stationary engines as well a_s for automobile carriages; portable -alcohol engines for  farm work; domestic utensils, such .as  flat-irons, heated by alcohol; alcohol  cooking ranges, etc.  A cuiious check was presented to the  cashi-ir of one of the Tonawunda banks  recently.- This check, which was f.ir  510, was made payable to "the sweeten  of the sweet," und was presenieJ to  the cashier in the ordinary way. Thf;  cashier, naturally startled by the unusual expression in the body of tii.-  check,   ...-kt-d   in   innocence;   "Who   is  the 'sweetest of the sweet? I am,"  replied the lady. "Kindly endorse it  lhat way," said th,.- caahler. She did.  And, as her husband's account warranted it, for, like a piud-rtit man, he  had not overdrawn it, "the sweetest of  the sweet"  received ner money.  The notion has long b*_*en held that  the mushroom presented the composition of anin;.:! Mesh, ���������.illicit led to it  ���������acinic. caJ'ed the "vefet-tble beefsteak."  It appears, however, that this conclusion has been based on some analyses  made many years ago when analytical  methods were not so exact as they are  now, and when the chemistry of food  was not so well understood. In the  light of modern enquiry, there seems to  be no -reason for believing that mushrooms p-o.-saess any greater food value  than other ordinary fresh vegetable  foods, and in many respects they compare unfavorably with them.  Professor Simon Isewcomb in a recent address called attention to the  immense range of difference in the  brightness of the stars when the sun  is taken for a standard of comparison.  Some of the stars emit only one one-  hundredth as much light as Bhe sun  emits. Others emit a thousand times  as much light as he does. Indeed, Professor Ne-ivcomb thinks there are at  least two stars, each of which Is probably 10,000 times as bright as the  sun, -which signifies that if either of  ahose stars were as near to us as the  sun is. it would outshine him 10,000  times Jn brightness. The two-stars are  Canopus, which is in the southern  hemisphere and invisible from'our part  - of the earth, and Rig-el, one of the two  brightest stars in the constellation Orion.  : Th������ announcement that the young  ���������women oE St. Joseph's Church, Hobo-  ken, N.J., recently instituted a novena  to St. 'Josephto obtain for themselves  iiusbajids has provoked some mirth in  .the daily press. And yet, comments  tho' Pittsburg "Observer" (Roman  ���������Catholic), "there -was nothing out of  the way in that." The same paper  adds: "It is better to ask Uie help of  -God through the intercession of the  .saints than to go to parties ln winter  .and to seaside resorts In summer in the  hope of catching beaux. There Is nothing Improper about the holy sacrament  of matrimony, and every young woman  ���������with a vocation to the married state,  has a right to expect heavenly aid in  her "search for a proper helpmate."  HACKNEY   HORSES.  Tbe   English   Breed   of  Cnriiago   Uorsa  Valuable for America.  Tho hackney or "hach" is pre-eminently the road horse of England. It is  nn artificial etyle of horse, originating  in a cross of thoroughbreds with the  ���������Heavier mares of tho country; but tho  type has become well established, and a  well-bred .hackney etallion, will impress  tfiis characteristics upon his progeny  ���������with as much certainty as any purebred horse. Hackneys are all trotters,  hut are somewhat different in conformation and action from the American  standard trotters, The gait Is not the  long swinging stride seen in this country, but a high knee action, as'scon in  the opposite illustration of the hackney  mare in pasture. They are from fourteen to fifteen and a half hands high,  road horses of larger size being known  as "cobs." They have fine bony head������,  powerful sloping shoulders, clean fiat  legs, short pasterns, sound foot, deep  chested, and strong loins, with spirit  and great powers of endurance. According to a high English authority  "they combine blood with power, (carrying their twelve stone (16S pounds),  and trotting seventeen miles within the  hour, or for a shorter spurt their two  miles in five minutes. Some of them  have won hundreds in trotting matches, and liave sold for a thousand guineas each." In England they almc6t nl-  variably go under saddle, but with  .their fine showy actions, bloodllke appearance, and good bottom, there is no  reason why they and their grades  should not in this country prove equally valuable as carriage or general purpose horses. The valuable race o������  Fronsh coach horses derive much o������  ���������their blood from these English road  horses. Hackneys are a novelty in this  country, but several enterprising Americans breeders have recently introduced  choice stallions of this breed, and they  will doubtless find speedy recognition  os a valuable acquisition to thc horse  stock of the country.  t    . Explanatory.  The efforts of the omniscient schoolboy immortalized by Macaulay to find  suitable replies to the painful questions  put .to him by his unfeeling instructors are often a source of considerable  amusement to the latter, but it Is not  often that a boy succeeds in producing anything quite so delightfully cynical- as the following answer to the  question. "What is meant by the three  aires of man?" Tho first age of man  is when he thinks about all the wicked  things he Ij going lo do when he is  grown up. This is called "Innocence."  The second age is when he does all Uie  wicked things he had thought of in  childhood. This is called "The Prime  of Life." The third age is when he re-  penis'of all the wicked things he' did  -in���������Un: -pi line���������of��������� lit"e;���������This���������is- called-  "Dotage."  ��������� ��������� o  On the Jury.  Caro of  tlie Aflpiirilgus   ISrd.  No matter how much care has been  given to the proper planting of asparar  gus, it is easy to injure, if not to render worthless, the best bed by beginning to ciit too early, and by cutting  too late. In planting, we have advised  to set strong, vigorous roots, each with  many good strong buds. The future  treatment ot these plants should be to  keep the roots strong, antl to keep them  so well supplied with buds that a part  of them, or the shoot6 from them, may  he cut aivay without injury. If wa  draw water from a cistern we provide  means of refilling It. The asparagus  root Is like a cistern; wo draw upon it  by outtlng the shoots, and we replcnisii  If by allowing.the green tops to grow  and to form buds to ��������� lie dormant.  When a new bed has' been planted, the  advice is given to not cut It until tho  third or even the' fourth year, in order  that each root may get so strong that  lt will 6tand the annual cutting.. The  best and most productive bed ever mado  may be ruined by cutting it to late in  the season. For family beds, the advice is given to stop cutting when  green peas come. The grower on the  large scale for market judges by thn  character of his crops when to cease  cutting. In no other garden crop do  we make so permanent an investment  as asparagus; aside from the cost, ive  invest three years of time and care:  but if we manage properly the returns  continue through an indefinite number  of years and are paid each spring. No  garden should be without an asparagus  bed.  kx-Governor Leslie M. Shaw of  Iowa, the new United States Secretary  of *the Treasury, practised for many  years at the Iotvan courts. - The following is one of the many good storieu  he tells: A boy ot about fourteen had  been put in the witness-box. and the  opposing counsel examined him as follows:  "Have you any occupation?"  "No."  "Don't   you   do   any   work   of   any  kind?"  "No."  "Just loaf aroun 1  home?"  "Thai's about all."  "What does your father do?"  "Nothin" much."  "Doesn't he do anything to support  the family?"  "He does odd Jobs once ln -a. while  ���������whfn he tan ������;<���������_. them."  "As a matter of fact, isn't your father a worthless fellow, a deadbeat and  a loafer?"  "I don't know, sir; you'd better ask  him. lie's silting over there on the  jury."  The Inverted Comma.  .Mr. Bernard Sha.w will havt- th������  sympathy cf writel-s���������and we should  think of compositors���������In his protest  against the use of t.he apostrophe. Hi  has lilms'.-if dropped it out of "alnt,"  "dont" -rind ".s*houldnt"���������but not out of  "he'll���������-before he wrote his protest In  "The A-uthor." But why all these inverted commas, "the silly trick of pop-  ��������� perlng p;ii.es with these uncouth bacilli!?" You will find none of these bacilli  f r. the IStMi*. Take this passage, chosen  Jit random. Now Jesus knew that they  rvvcre tK-M.-ous to ask Him, and said  unto them. Do ye enquire among yoiir-  ���������Beive.i of that I said, A little while,  and ye sliall not see me: and again, a  little while, and ye shall see me? Tho  modern compositor would set thnt  passage .between two brackets of Inverted commas, for It is-a quote wlth-  *!ln a quote. I.ut It Is beautifully clear  as it stands. And among all Biblical  misunderstandings, no one we think  has been misled by the absence of an  inverted comma.  IJivcrsififiil Crops.  The Florida paper notes  a marked  change in the disposition of fruit growers In that State to confine themselves  as closely as they heretofore have to  oranges.   The "big freeze" warned tbo  settlers that it was not well to carry  all their eggs in one basket.   The cultivation of Sea Island cotton has undergone a similar change, owing to a decline in price.    Rural industry has become more diversified ln Florida, an<*  in others of the Southern States, an 1  the    culture of   crops is   undertaken,  which may prove  profitable and  may  ��������� pi-oyp -morelv experimental. .The.raio-  ing ot tobacco, the cultivation of the  grape, sugar nnd rice plant ng are urged  upon the people, and many have entered   into these new fields of enterprise.  The paper concludes that tracts of wet  land may yet be utilized for the production of rice and sugar; that in Northern .Florida cotton and tobacco will bo  raised in increased quantities; that tho  "flat lands" offer rare advantages for  stock rearing, but that as the greater  part of uplands in the State are being  divided   into small   holdings  for  fruit  nnd vegetable growing, these will prove  to be the greatest source of wealth, and  furnish the largest volume of exports  from   the   State.    A  "staple  crop"   ia  manifestly    the crop   that pays   best,  ���������whether lt be cucumbers or cotton, tomatoes or tobacco, and the farmers ot  any district or region should make the  rao3t of what can be most profitably  raised.      That is hoth the    royal and  democratic road to wealth.  Ornnm������*nt*il Trr<*������.  The tasteful and Judicious Introduction of fruit and ornamental trees enhances the beauty and value of real estate more than does an equal amount of  money invested in any other way, and  It in a form of Improvement which  should never be lost sight of. But it  1h a mistake to have many trees very  near the house; thoy obstruct thc light,  sun and air too much for health, comfort and beauty. Fifty feet is near  enough to the house for large grow.ng  trees. Branches should not touch the  buiiding. hut only cast their shade upon it. If. however, large trees aro  standing very near thc house, they  Bhould be trimmed up high enough to  admit light and breeze under, theJr  branches.  Mainly About People.  During his exile at Calais, Beau  Brummel still gave himself as impertinent airs as ever, even at the risk of  offending patrons or benefactors. It  is said that once, while dining with  the consul at a formal party, he took  one of his dogs with him, who lay at  his feet. Brummel helped himself to  the wing of a truffled oapon, tasted it,  and handed it to the poodle. "Here,  Atous, try to get your teeth .through  this; I'll be d���������d If I can."  Captain Percival, a United States  naval officer known as "Mad Jack"  Percival, because of eccentric! tie.i  ���������which more than once brought him ln  conflict with the naval authorities,  was, on one occasion, sent to Morocco  with his frigate to bring back a cargo  of Jackasses for the Government. In  order to show his contempt for the employment of a war vessel for such a  mission, on entering New York harbor  he ran In all his guns, and placed the  head of a jackass through each port  as the ship sailed in. The sigiit of 11.  double row of jackasses' heads protruding from the places where guns  were looked for created a sensation, at  iihe time, and "Mud Jack" narrowly escaped a reprimand.  General Grant once 'bought from a.  butcher a' horse to whioh he 'took a  great fancy. He had the ' animal  groomed, and with pride that was evident even in so undemonstrative a  man as Grant, he took Senators Conk-  ling of New York and Jones of Nevada  into his stable. Grant asked the .Senators how they liked the new horse.  Conkling shook his 'head. "What's the  matter, Mr. Senator?" asked Grant.  Conkling looked the horse over and  said, "What did you give for him, Mr.  President?" "Four hundred dollars."  "H'm!" said Conkling. ' "I'd rather  have the four liundred dollars than lht*  horse." Grant puffed a cloud of smoke  and .replied, in his usual cool manner,  "That's what the butcher thought."  It Is related of Rudyard Kipling's  maternal grandfather, the Rev. George  B. McDonald, that in the days when  he was courting the lady whom he afterwards married, the father-in-law-  to-be���������an aged Methodist with extremely strict notions in regard to tin*  proprieties���������was injudicious enough on  one. occasion to enter the parlor without giving any warning of his approach. The consequence was that he  found the sweethearts occupying a  single chair. Deeply" shocked by this  spectacle, the old man solemnly said:  "Mr. McDonald, when I was courting  Mrs. Brown she sat on one side of the  room and I on the other." McDonald's  reply was: "That's what I should have  done if I 'had been courting Mrs.  Brown."  It was ln the sixties. Mr. Toole had  appeared betore the Prince and Princess of Wales (now the King and  Queen) at a Brighton charity performance, and the Prince had called up the  actor to congratulate him. The royal  handshake was more than usually cordial. At once Mr. Toole turned to the  audience. "The hand that royalty has  shaken���������who'H shake? Half-a-crown a  shake. Fresh from the royal touch.  I-I*al������-a-crown only." The Prince was  convulsed with laughter, and the half-  crowns fell thickly into the coffers of  the charity.  - The members of the Amish, a peculiar religious sect, mostly agriculturists, are very numerous in Lancaster  County, Penn. They have been credited .with small sense of humor, but this  anecdote of a recent political campaign  will prove to the contrary. **An' orator  sought to Impress a gathering near  Paradise, in that county, with his logic, bringing himself down to the level  of his llsten-ers by a claim of rural  birth. '"Why. I was ra!.������ed between  two hills of corn," he declared, "and  God's sunshine has ever shone upon  me." For a moment there was a pause,  and the politician, fancying he had  made an Impression, -was about to continue his harangue, when a big Amish-  man in the rear of the hall interrupted: "A pumpkin ��������� I know what he  mean."  P. T. Baraum, being a pronounced  joker, turned also his -witty faculty to  use. When he told the Adirondack  landlord, with great solemnity, that he  about the hotel when so much was  agreeable, he was urged by the landlord by all mea.ns to be frank and do  so. "Well," said Barnum, "it Is only  one thing. I have discovered with regret that your pepper is half peas."  The landlord declared it could not be,  but, on being assured that Barnum  knew pepper >as well as ginger, he  wrote a caustic letter to his grocers  about sending him such stuff. They,  knowing doubtless who tho real complainant was, wrote back that If he  would spell "pep-per." he would doubtless find half of lt composed of p's. and  that which they sold had only the  amount   the orthography  required.  TOPICS !N SEASON.  "Little and often" Is the rule for oiling the mower.  There are many cornfields that would  be the better of thinning out; better  for the crop of grain. "We do not  think lt a waste of time when tha  work is done early, say three or four  weeks after planting.  It is not easy to get rid of daisies,  but as a help to this end we suggest  mowing the grass in which they aro  very early, before the daisy seed is  mature enough to grow, and then plowing and  planting foddcrn corn.  If a meadow needs re-seeding try  plowing as soon as the grass can ba  cut, harrow fine and sow to oats threo  nnd a half bushels per acre, fertilizo  with stable manure or phosphate, and  calculate you will have an Ideal pasture for calves all the fall. Experienco  proves such a crop of oats a most excellent feed for milk cows in the fall.  Plow in spring and plant to corn. Try  It.  The proper sanitary and commercially profitable disposal of household  ���������waste, (especially night soil in rural  districts), is a question of perennial  interest. Dreer's new book, "Open-Air  .Vegetables," intimates that it is also a  question of morals, as well as of money and health: Chapter six of this little book quotes authorities to show  the wisdom of either poisoning tho  surface or subterranean water supplies of the farm, or of hoping to bo  safely-lrid of fecal matter by burning  it in deep pits. The danger of disease  is supplemented by a waste of money  in all deep cesspools. The proper place  is the surface soil, and the proper re**-  ceptacle is a shallow pit, with cemented sides. In a deep pit there is always  a putrid, unwholesome fermentation,  with a waste both by leaching through  the soil and by the escape of volatilo  gases. In the surface 6ffil, on the contrary, the work of humification goes  forward rapidly. There is no fermentation; no loss by soaking away into  the soil or by escaping into the air.  Everything is quickly turned into humus or plant food. In a word, buried  waste is buried danger, while the same  matter put upon or within a few inches  of the surface of the soil is literally,  money in bank.  FEMININE DAIRY WISDOM.  See that there is an abundant supply  of water pure and clean in the pasture,  as well as in the yard or stable during  the summer. It is surprising how much  .���������water a dairy herd will consume.  It Is a'necessity, and if not supplied  ���������will result ln serious loss to the dairyman.  Any excitement In the milking Is  sure to result in less milk.  Always avoid loud talking, and speak  gently and caressingly to every one.  .You can never give them too much  petiting.  Nervous cows if well treated always  give the most milk, but'they must have  uniform,  gentle care.  It pays to cure the clover in the very  best manner, as there is no better feed  grown. Put it in a, tight mow and cover with straw. Cut all-bay earlier than  usual this year. It does not pay to let.  it get overripe and woody.  Raise more fodder corn than ever,  to feed more than ever before. It is  riot too late to plant, now, but get ia  at once.  What about the calves���������the growing  dairy? I hope ihey are not starving  in the pig pasture, but sleek and happy  in clean, well-ventilated box stalls, lt  does not pay to turn calves in pasture  the flrst year. 1 know just what I am  ���������talking about and  I can prove it.  HORSE TALK.  If your horse has had a particularly  hard drive, or has been worked until  he is very tired, give him a little rest  before he is fed.  Rub him well all over and give hia  legs particular attention.  Every  farmer should   raise   a   few  ���������_v.-S*.hi-an-yXhins-   carrots.    You can feed at least a third  less oats and the horse will do better.  They cost less to raise than oats,  and you will have the satisfaction of  having your horses in better condition  at less cost.  If your horse bolts his feed put a few,  cobblestones in his manger or a handful of shelled corn well mixed with the  oats. ,  ��������� Low mangers are best for horses.     '  ��������� Go slowly with the colts, do not expect them to do as much work as tho  old horses. Give them time to learn  ond develop,  Never lose patience with the colt, ha  will know it ln one second and your  mastery over him will be gone, and a  trick or bad habit may be the result.  Use only ihe first-class thoroughbred  Hire of the vf.-y best type. Don't losa  sight of Morgan blood if 11 is within  reach.  Interesting Items.  There are thirteen peers In Kngland  who trace their descent from Oliver  Cromwell. They all come through his  fourth daughter, Frances. Though  Oliver Cromwell had five sons, there Is  not a single surviving Cromwell in the  male line.  The youngest governor ln the United  States is the newly Inaugurated executive of the Stato of Washington, William McCroskey, aged twenty-eight,  who recently succeeded ex-Governor  Rogers. Mr. McCroskey is a native of  Tennessee, a son of a Methodist clergyman, and a university graduate.  The capacity of Ireland for sending  out emigrants 'has been one of the  marvels of the world. During 11)01 the  Island sent out 30.S70 emigrants, or nine  In every 1,000 of population, of whom  S0.5 per cent, wore between the ages of  1:> and 3a. Even this largo total is  some 7,000 smaller than that of 1.000.  Tho effects of electric traction in relieving the congestion of population In  cities are now making themselves felt  In Europe as lhey have In America. \  census of Berlin gives the population  at j,001,3C7. The Increase In population in the last year Is only 12,837, as  against an Increase of 42 493 for th������  preceding year. This fallinV off in the  year [s attributed to the movement ofthe Inhabitants to suburbs.  After twenty years, George T. Gambrill of Baltimore has finally succeeded  in collecting $4.5G from the Baltimore  and Ohio road, on an' overcharge on a  wheat shipment in 1SS2. The company  ���������srnored his claim at first, and he finally began to bombard the officials  with postal-cards, which he sent by  the thousand. Then he took to writing  daintily scented notes, and that fetched  the railroad, which has just settled the  claim.  The Baconian cipherists of Shalce-  .pear, spelled in that form, arc ingen-  ously satirized by an anonymous En-.'  Iish writer, who demonstrates on  their system lhat the Bard of Avon  was the author of the Psalms of David  ,w .? "ame of S'-fke-s-'Pear he finds  tnat there are four vowels ancl six consonants, which combined make the  whole   number   forty-six.     The   forty  *l*!K T01;? ,ln the ***-ty-sixth Psalm  '.!m sh,?ke' and the forty-sixth wo-d  "om the end, excluding the word "Sel-  ah, is 'spear," which compounded, he  claims, as plainly indicates the Shakespearian authorship, as a similar system of cipher juggling proves the Ba-  conian origin of Shakespeare's works.  There is some prospect at last of international action being- taken to suppress what is known as the "white  slave traflic- To take only the case of  England, It is perfectly well known  that hundreds of English girls are every year lured under specious pretences  to Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Buda-Pest'i  and even to such distant capitals -is  Buenos Ayrcs, which 'has- a malodorous reputation for this traffic. On the  other .hand, the Importation of Fi-eric'i  and Italian girls into England Is notorious. The men and women who'  carry on the loathsome trad-* are  known to the police, and there-are r������w'  captains in the cross-Channel servk"-*  who do not recognize the genial matrons -who' are "chaperoning" a bew 0f  girls from one jurisdiction to anothe-"  The conference, whic'h is to meet ox  Paris on June 10, .should lead to a  general campaign' against those enemies of society.    .  Extreme Generosity.'- *  While visiting ono of the southern  Islands of the Philippine, archipelago  with a party of friends, Mrs. JIab-1  Loomis Todd, -wife of the Amherst  astronomer, met some natives who  were particularly distinguished by tha  very handsome bead-work on . their  garments. All the women of the tour  Ing party coveted specimens, but all  attempts to buy proved fruitless. One  young woman, who had lived many  years in Samoa, overheard ��������� their'conversation, and ' remarked that sha  thought she understood them, their  dialect was so nearly like th._*  Samoan language. Some of the  chaperons of ". the young women  .urged her_to.go ahead and see IT_she  could make any headway with them.  The chief whom, she addressed threw  up' his hands In surprise. "What."  said he, "does tlie white-maiden talk  our language?" He was overjoyed,  ahd promptly asked her the Samoan  equivalent for '.'What can I do for  you?" She told him ln her sweetest  Samoan how much ' she admired the  beadwork on their garments, and lion-  much she would like to buy a plec* of  It, to take back to her own country  and show her countrymen how skilful  and artistic these particular Filipinos  were. "No," said the chief, with a  lordly wave of the hand; "you shall  not buy; you shall take as a gift."  Whereupon ho quickly removed his  ���������trousers nnd handed them over with  the unblushing grace of a child of nu-  ture. The young woman hastily resumed her English, tongue, and the  chaperons made their charges conllne  their further importunities to the women ot the tribe.  Mrs. Mouse���������Johr.nlo, stop giving  those cat-calls. Don't you know you'll  be the death of us?���������"Bazar."  Roup In Fowl*.  The great source of contagion with  roup, it should not be necessary to say,  Js the mouth of the sick bird. All emanations therefrom. In places where  other fowls can be infected by them,  are Immediate sources of the disease.  The great lack on most places whert  poultry is raised is a "hospital" fot  possible sick fowls. It need not be  ���������wasted If there are no sick birds, fo.*  there are scores of times when a small,  dry cooping place comes handy. Wi"fa-  out a hospital, it Is impossible to prevent the spread of Infectious diseases  of the head through the medium of the  drinking wateT-  The Piano-player.  I'm the wooden Faderewskl, not, so  pompous but as stiffski, tearing off  the soulful scherzo when I'm up  against the game.  A!l"gr':ttos, obll'gatos, pianlsslmos.  staccatos, nro all Orf'-k to mc. but  still you'll find I get thero Just the  H.'iir.u.  I can drill holes in T^impertl, make old  Wagner look lik" thirty cnl***. nn.l  Mendelssohn feci like 11 jiicto of  soap wh"n wash-day's don.'.  Gounod, Schumann and Tsohalkowsky,  Donizetti find AToszkowsky, k-t mc  tell you then and.nowsky. I c������n rip  each son of a gun.  Coon-.ioni;.*!, barcarolles, cantatas, tar-  nntfllns. fugues, sonatas���������lht*y .'re  things thnt I cnn ens'.lly mnnlpnl.itu  O.K.  But the woes that make me weary���������  give-me Chinese beri-bet'i���������ore:'.he  nixly-rloll.'ir rnUlo-ti'i'PM on wliicii  I'm forced  toplJiyi"  ���������"American Art Journal."  llullrtln  oil   Dlnvunt'if.  The Stato Experiment Station at  Woostcr, Wayne County O., Is about  to publish a 'juiletin (No. 79) on dls-  I eases of orchard and garden fruits, fn  lt, Prof. A. U Selby, the station botanist and clmralit, illustrates anil de-  ������cribes dlsea>f*s of currants and gooseberries, ranptierries and blackberrlf'S,  plums and cherries, also of the pear,  quince and apple, and gives simp].; and  practical remedies for the vaiioii*.  smuts, biigh'.*., etc. A very comprehensive spraying calendar nccompniilej  the bule'm fu*: ,1 (supplement.  'Ill- l.rxiir!  r^-nf KollT.  This It tne larva of n pretty liitlo  dark-brown moth. There are two  brood.-, eaeh ������ea.ton, one In rnl'lsiiminci  and :iii:,t!ie,* in aiitumn. The fact - Ji fit  t.he larva arc rolled up in tho ;;r,ip������  leaves prevents lnK'":llcl(l'*a from  roachliig th'irn. Therefore, the only effective remedy Ib to crunh lliem within ihnir c-.xrfi, or tho cnr.iM may lio  picked ott and liurnoil late In autumn  before tl.ie leaven fall off.  Insisted on His Rights.  Maiply About People.  The Rev. Henry Van Dyke tells this  story of .a negro who was fishing for  tarpon ln Florida. Tihe flsh which he  hooked was a big one, a.nd In spite of  all the negro could do, the tarpon  pulled him overboard. When he had  been hauled into Uie boat again and  the water -had been shaken out of ihim,  he remarked, chokingly: "What I want  to know is, Is dis nigger a-fishln' or  was dat fish a-niggerln'?"  President Roosevelt Is beginning to  ���������rtiafe under the .burdens put upon ihim  ���������by the persistence of office-seekers. A  friend said to him recently: "You don't  get-much time for hunting now?"  "No," said1 the President; "the fact Is,  I am a sort of 'gamekeeper now, ivatchr.  ing the government preserves while  hordes of poachers aro trying to break  in and bag the offices. Or maybe I am  only a-buffer," he added, a trifle wearily; "every day senators and congressmen send men to me whom they can't  land ln oflice, and whom they know I  can't appoint, and I am expected to  save the politicians the trouble of turning them down."  Forty years ago Herbert Gladstone,  who was married recently, was addressing a women's suffrage meeting  In Leeds ono afternoon, and in the  course'of his speech he paid a graceful  .compliment to the eloquence of the women who had addressed the meeting.  He further gallantly remarked on the  great pleasure wQiich It gives the other  sex to listen to women talking. Pausing for a moment after this oliserva-  tion, Jlr. Gladstone, like his audience,  was thrown into an unexpected stato  of merriment by a male voice, which  proceeded from the back of the hall,  and proclaimed -in the .broadest Yorkshire dialect: "E'h, lad, -tihou'rt noan  wed yet, I see'st!"  There is a characteristic story of Mr.  Rhodes -which runs as follows: When  he was in Rhodesia suffering from tho  first attack of the disease which ultimately led to his death, lie was lying  thinking of Groot Schmir, 'his beautiful (home, upon which he had lavished  thousands and thousands, until It had  ���������become somotUiing between a treasure  house and a coumlry palace. As he  ���������was dreaming thoughts which might  havo been set to the tune of "Home.  Sweet Home," an official caime to him  and said: "I'm afraid I have some  very .bad news to toll you." Mr.  Rhodes sat up. "Bad news! What is  it? Out with it, man!" "Groot Schuur  has been burnt ito the ground," said  the official; "and nearly everything has  been destroyed." ".Thank God!" said  Rhodes, sinking back with a sigh of  relief. "I thought you were going to  tell me that Jameson was dead."  Senator-elect-McCreary of Kentucky  Is said to ibe a fine campaigner. Wihen  ���������he goes the round of'his district he  kisses all the .babies, .praises the coek-..  ing of the housewives, judges the cattle of the farmers, and adapts himself  to all circumstances. On one occasion  ihe arrived at, the. house of a farmer  after supper hour, and when the good  woman of the ihouse insisted on getting  him something to eat, *he refused to allow 'her to go 'to any 'bother, and said  ���������he -would take anything cold that she  ���������had. She fold him she,had some bold  ham and cold .biscuits, and would  warm the coffee. "Never mind warming the coffee, madam," said McCreary, "I .prefer it cold." 'Next morning at breakfast, so the story goes, the  good lady handed -hiin a cup of sickly  looking liquid, saying: "Governor, you  seemed to enjoy the cold coffee so  much I saved some tor your breakfast."  Lincoln was once arguing a case  against an opponent who tried to convince the jury'that precedent is superior to law, and that' custom makes  things legal ln all cases. Lincoln's reply, given in Miss Ida Tarbell's life of  the .great war President, was one of  his many effective - analogies In the  foi'm of a story. Lincoln told the jury  that he would argue tlie -case In tho  same .way as his opponent, and began:  "Old Squire Bagly, from Menard, came  into my oflice one day and said: 'Lincoln, I -want your advice as a lawyer.  Has a man .what's been elected justice  of ithe peace a right to Issue a marriage license?' I 'told him not; whereupon the -old squire threw 'himself  -'back'in-r.his-chair=vcry-indignantly~'and  said: ' 'Lincoln, I thought you ,was a  lawyer. Now, Bob Thomas and me  had a.foet on, this thing, and we agreed  to let you decide; but If this Is your  opinion I don't want It, for I know a  thunderin' sight better. I've been a  squire eight years, and have done it  all the time.' "  ���������A*  Some parents still believe ln the old  adage that souring the rod ypoll*< the  child. "An Indiana paper tells ul'jjuin. ���������  of thlff class who strode into the school.  house and confronted the tenrher after  the scholars had been dismissed for tin  day. ���������  "I understand you whipped my boy  Uhlfl morning!" he began, angrily.  "Yc-H, sHr, I did," the terrified teacher  rcHponded, "but I did not whip him  severely."  "That'ft what I'm complaining .'tbnut,"  rejoined the parent; "you didn't -wallop  hirn half enough. Now, look here. 1  arn one of the largCKl taxpayers in tills  school district, and my hoy Is entitled  to as good a whaling as you give nny  other boy. Understand that. If you  Blight him ngaln you'll hear from me.  Good afternoon, air!"  Quick and Effective.  Panic-stricken, the stage manager  rushes to the chairman of thc school  entertainment committee.  "The hall is on fire!" he exclaims.  "If wc tell the audience there will be il  riot, ������nd many will t>e killed ln the  rush to get out. If we do not tell them,  tliey will all be burned. Oh, what shall  we do?"   .  Now, the chairman is a man of coolness and Ingenuity.' Stepping quietly  before the curtain, he says:  "Ladles and gentlemen, we will next  be entertained by Miss Winnie Wur-  dcigh, the well-known elocutionist, who  will render 'Curfew Shall Not IJlng  To-night.'" '  As by magic the audience flits from  'the hall, one by one, until naught but  tho empty seats is left to satiate the  furious appetite of the red demon.���������  "Judge."  With an Eye Single to the  Good of Her Fellow-men  She Toiled.  The Story of Eliza  H. Varney, of  Blooomfleld,    Ont���������Spent      Many.  Years in a Service of Saintlv Sacrl-(  flee to the Poor and Needy-Minis-} '  tered to.Thelr^ljhyslcal as wall,as '  Spiritual Wants. "~~ *~"        Bloomfteld, Ont., July 7.���������(Special)  ���������Our community boasts ol having  within it one of thc most' devoted  Christian women that ever toiled in  thc world's vineyard.  Owned and blessed hy God, this  self-sacrificing heroine and her husband, since deceaspd, spent many  years of faithful pastoral work in  diflerent parts of the continent.  Elizabeth I-I. Varney, relict of the  late Levi Varney, is now 73 years of  age and is living in quiet retirement  here. She is a member of thc Society,  of the Old Orthodox Friends and this  simple peace-loving. Society never had  a more humble or more -worthy member.  It is of her work among the Doukhobors in our own Canadian Northwest that she loves most to speak,  antl# many and vivid are her recollections of this peculiar people. '  One of the greatest difficulties this ���������  devoted woman had to contend with .  was disease 'among her poor people.  But she had armed herself with . a  remedy that was as unfailing as her  own charity���������Dodd's Kidney Pills  were tlie weapons she used to drive  out sickness.  Some years before she had tried and  proven the value of this great medicine in her own case when threatened  with Dropsy and suffering with. Rheumatism. They had completely restored her, and when she found that the  prevailing trouble among thc Doukho-  bdr people was Kidney Disease and  Dropsy she knew that Dodd's Kidney  Pills would be her most valuable aid  in her good work. ���������  She tells of one poor young woman'  among this ��������� people who* was suffering  so severely with the Dropsy that she  was terribly bloated- all over and  confined to her bed.' The Lady Missionary left a few of Dodd's' Kidney  Pills and immediately * sent for-three '  more, boxes. .*-���������-,-  She was rewarded for her'efforts by  the complete recovery of "the'young  woman.       ��������� . "  Dodd's Kidney, Pills have received  this worthy woman's most emphatic  endorsation.  \7i  Wi'- '  'John T. Warder's Suicide.  Lindsay, July 4.���������(Special.)���������Mr: John  T. Warder, a'well-Unoivn farmer, residing about five miles from Little Britain,  committed suicide on Wednesday afternoon about 5.30. Mr. Warder'wa9 assisting tho hired man in haying, and  about 3 o'clock in the afternoon ho left .  the field, telling the umn ho would  return-later. Instead of returning' he  secured a rope and hanged, himself in tha  barn.' The body was discovered about  6 p.m., suspended from a beam. After  cutting the body down, Dr. llall' was  summoned and found his neck had been  broken, and death must have been in*  stantancous: An inquest was considered unnecessary., Mr. Warder was. 39  years of age and well-to-do. He was  apparently enjoying the'best of health,  but lately was melancholy at times.  He leaves a wife, but no family. The  -funeral-took���������placc-to-day^-at-Pinedals=  and^was largely attended.  Iiindsay Man Killed at Pittsburg.  Mr. A. Frame of Kent street west  received the sad intelligence that' hl������  son John, employed as .brakeman on the  P. & O. Railway at Pittsburg, met his  death by accident' in that city on Tuesday morning. Particulars are not to  hand, but it is supposed that ho was  coupling cars in tlio yards when killed. Mr. Frame was. 35 years old and  unmarried. He was well known in  Lindsay, being employed on the" Q. T.  U. here for nearly fourteen years. Hia  funeral took placo to-day ia Pitta*  burg.  Too Much For the Sheriff.  ('lii'i'nfil I'rnp ������if .f;i*r.|-r**.  The currnnt crop of Orc-en w.-m I.1U.-.  000 ions In '!MI. to whicli was adtlcil 10,-  000 Ions carried over froni the previous yenr. This fruit in marketed largely in the United*States, although England Is thc huavloat buyer.  Aspersing Their Fathers.  A contributor to the Manchester  "Guardian," speaking of the selection  of hymns unsuited to the occasion, rer.  callM-hearing a lot of rascals singing  seriously one mornings'1 In the chapel  of 'Manchester prison���������-,.  ti  AVe are traveling home to God  Inl thc way our fathers trod.  An Irish widow with a quick w.lt one  day received a call from a sheriff who  had a writ to serve on her. According  to the "Pilot," thc widow saved the day  by some rapid-fire courting which took  the sheriff by surprise when he called  at her house, and began in formal  fashion:  "Madam, I have an attachment for  you."  "My dear sir," she said, blushing,  "your attachment Is reciprocated."  "You don't understand me. Tou must  proceed to court," said the sheriff.  "Well, I know 'tis leap-year, but I  prefer to let you do the courting yourself. Men are much better at that than  women."  "Mrs. Phelan, this is no tlnie for fool-  Inir. The justice is waiting."  \ "The Justice waiting! Well, then, I  suppose I must go, but the thing is so  sudden, and, besides, I'd prefer a priest  ta dalt"  Canadians  jWho hsva   ised  Egyptian  Damiana Wine  Endorse our claim that It Is  the Grandest Tonic  Sold on the American continent, and  is unequalled as a speedy and pleasant Remedy in all cases of Stomach,  Liver, Kidney 'and Bladder Ailments,  or as a Restorative for use after a  long and painful illness. It ia non-  alcohelic, yet stimulating; contains  no drugs, only Nature's rarest bounties. We defy competition and guarantee its properties;  Mailed in Canada, freight prepaid,  75 cents large bottle.  The Egyptian Damiana Co.  88,90. 92 Church St- Toronto  Head Office: London, Englaa*.  Branches all over the world.  The finest Pain Killer on earth fei  Man or Beast, ��������� Egyptian- Embrocation. Try it. Mailed free; 50 cents  bottle.  fl  11  fl  m  i.  n  n /.'  *4-  WS'.'A  The Revenge. '  if    BY BALPH HAHOLD BRBTHBRTON.  !We had mode friends with the Mam-  tnon of Unrighteousness. She was a  eecond cousin of mine, and very -rich.  ''She may be nice, although she Is so  ���������rich," said Beatrice. "We mustn't let  that prejudice us against her."  These were words of wisdom, -and we  ���������Cld not lot her riches prejudice us  against her. Wa asked her to stay  I-with us, and to toring 'her little daughter with her.  "I daresay Bene and Gerry will like  the child to come; she will be a com*.  'panlon for them," said Beatrice.  So Ina. Milsom and her child, Edith,  cam* to spend a few weeks with us.  .They were on a visit to Europe, while  John Milsom, the huirtiand and father,  remained in South America to manage  the mine that brought ln the riches.  John had, I helieve, fallen thoroughly  Into the Indolent ways of the tropics,  ���������and he preferred his leisurely business  ,  to a scurried holiday at home.  In* was a small woman of thirty-  five, sharp-voiced and Inclined to  plumpnesp. She was clever, and knew  It, and liked other people to know tt.  I had not seen Ina for many years,  and Beatrice and she had never seen  each other. Ina took good stock ot  Beatrice when first they met at the station. I did not mind, for' Beatrice  could stand scrutiny well. Moderately  tall, still girlish ln figure, and dressed  all in white, she challenged and repaid  euch' a look as Ina gave her. Ina herself was by no means 'bad-looking, "but  (the had not Beatrice's grace. I think  Ina knew this.  "My dear, what a child yon aret" she  said, as she 'kissed Beatrice quite unnecessarily. "I hope you'll excuse me,  but I expected to see a staid matron.  Tou have been married ten years,  haven't you?"  "Yes; a-nd I am thirty next .birthday.  X shall begin to feel -quite old then,"  said (Beatrice, with' a laugh.  - "You don't look more'than twenty,"  said Ina.  '  "Thank you," Beatrice answered  almply.  Ina quickly made herself at home.  There were many things which she  wanted if we didn't^ mind, and If it  didn't upset the house; and she took It  so for granted that we didn't mind,  and that it didn't upset the house, that  we let her have them. For ��������� an hour  after Ina had arrived, there was a  great fetching and carrying to her  room. I met-Beatrice running up the  etalrs. _ -  "What on earth Is going on?" I  asked.  "I'm making Ina comfortable," said  Beatrice. ''  "Well,-If you take anything else to  - her room "you'll make her most uncomfortable. There won't lie anywhere for  (her to sleep."     " '  But for some minutes more the house  rocked and shook in _ the throes of a  revolution. ,Castors grunted, and there  was the'thud'and rattle of moving furniture everywhere. Ina was "making  herself at home.  At  tea' Ina inspected  our  children.  When I lo������ked ifrom Gerry and Bene  to Edith I was sorry for Ina.    Edith  was not an attractive child.   She was  a. silent, gawky little -girl, about eight  or   nine,   I   suppose,     with    her   hair  strained back from a shiny forehead.  "Gerald was very polite to her. and took  , Iher* allys*ort������ of cakes; but-before tak-'  '   log'* anything 'she  looked ��������� frighitenedly  at her mother. '. \     '  "No," said Ina^shortly; and Edith" refused the cake.  'tttay'I ask that In future, Beatrice,1'  Ina added sweetly, "Edith has her tea  ''"'In the nursery? -I suppose your children do not .always bave tea in the  drawing-room?" ' ',-   * -  "Oh, no',"- -eald Beatrice; "when  there's nobody here we very often have  tea ln the nursery with them. Hal  likes it better. He says the bread and  butter is thicker, and he gets more to  ���������eat."  "I don't dike Edith to be too much in  the ;drarwing-room���������I am afraid it will  epollher; and," by the way, is there "a  nice quiet room where,she can do her  work?"*  "Work?" Beatrice opened .her eyes  very wide.  .  "Her lessons."     ' "  .  "Oh, hadn't she better take a'holiday? I was -going *to let Bene and Gerald have  a holiday  while Edith  was  here."  _l\  "She had a holiday on  the vcyage  over; she cannot take another now."  ���������'������But-=surely"irwouldn'irhurt''her?"���������  "I don't want "my child to'grow up  an Ignoramus."  Ina looked at Gerald and Benedlcta  as^tihough she wondered if they knew  their ABC. I believe* she was hall  tempted to test them. I am glad that  she didn't: Gerald might have��������� got  through without'many mistakes, but I  doubt not Bene would have been utterly floored.  '   We (found a quiet room for Edith.  Ina looked at her watch.- "It's Just  six," she'said. '"You. can work until  eight, then go to bed. You had better  kiss me good-night .now; J may not  see you again,. -Your books are In my  room, on the_>taJble by the window.  Fetch them down."' ''  Edith, kissed far- more tenderly, I  flwear, by Beatrice than by Ina, very  goodly fetched the books, and settl������d  down to work.  ' "But I want to show her the new  calf," said Benedlcta.  "And I want her to see the trains,"  Gerald added.  "Not to-night," said Ina./"To-morrow morning, if she Is good���������and tf  you aire good."  Beatrice, putting one hand on Gerald's shoulder and one on Benedlcta's,  drew her children to her.  "My children are always good," she  said.  "Oh,  Edith  is���������on   the  whole," ,Ina  put. in hastily, who, I -fancied, felt a  ' little' snubbed.  . Beatrice  has a. quiet  dignity about her which annoys other  ' women.  We began to- feel sorry for Edith.  ���������Except for an hour In the morning and  en hour in'the afternoon she was kept  at her' practicing or her books. Her  practicing was somewhat a trial to us.  Her execution, no doubt, wus perfect,  but she had no soul for .music. Sho  (began at seven in- the -morning and  played until breakfast time. Ina supposed that we did not mind. Nor did  we, so far ns we were concerned, for  cur bedroom was some distance from  the piano; but we felt inclined to put  In a word for Edith. We didn't, however, for we did not want to be rude to  Ina, of tor having asked' her to ths  bouse.  Edith had  to practice in  the after*  noon as well es ln the morning. She 1  was not allowed to have tea until she  had put in her daily task of two hours  at the .piano. One afternoon Beatrice  and I looked In through the window,  and watched the child playing like an  automaton.  *tt swear,"-1 said, * "Gerry plays aa  well by ear."  Edith looked, at the clock.    She got  up  from  the piano, and went  tp  the .  table.  "I did not know that children of that  age could tell the time by the clock,"  I remarked.  She opened her books, and began to  pore over them.  "Thank heaven," Beatrice said, "lt  isn't my ambition to stuff my children  with learning."  "Oh, they're 'cute enough," I answered. "They'll learn by assimilation.  They don't need to be forced."  We tapped at the window. "Come  out," we called to Edith.  But Edith shook her head.   "Mother  wouldn't like it."  "Oh, she won't mind."  "But she will."  We turned away, indignant ln our.  hearts with Ina. I felt very unhappy  about Edith. It was absurd to make  her stew In this way over lessons. Personally, I don't care much for cleverness unless it be natural wit. Beatrice  could not spell, and when lt came to  compound fractions I was all at sea;  but we had sound heads on our shoulders, observant eyes and keen cars,  and we were very happy without political economy and the binomial theorem, whatever those two goals of the  learned mind may .be. What man or  woman with any Imagination wants to  dive deep into history? I never remember learning much history, but  it had always seemed to me - that  I could write a history of England  which would Ibe about as true as���������and,  I trust, less damaging to reputations  than���������illacaulay's.* ,1 could keep ln  credit at the ban-k without algebra,  Beatrice made me happy, although she  knew no more French than I did, which  was next to nothing. Why, then, did  Edith slave eight hours a day at her  books and the piano? I-could not see.  "I know what it will end in," I said.  "Spectacles and a crooked spine. I'm  going to talk to Ina."  ."I should like to," said Beatrice;  '^butj we mustn't."  "I think we must. That child will  sicken soon."  "Never interfere between parent and  child."  "Why not?"  -"Well, would you like lt?   I know  that if any woman  were  to  Interfere  between me and my children I'd kill  her."    ���������  "I .believe you would. I certainly  hope that'no one will be so rash. iBut,  you,know, my heart bleeds for little  Edith. I'm convinced that something  ought to be done."  ��������� "Oh, ,Ina will soon find out .her mistake. She loves her child, but expects  too much of her���������expects her to grow  up all at o'nee. Edith will get Ul, and  then Ina will. see' the error of her  ways."  Ina did not care for our children, nor  for our training of them. She said  nothing, but sniffed contemptuously  over Benedlcta and Gerald and their  .deeds. She .remarked ''that modern  children were very different from old-  fashioned children, and that she preferred old-fashioned children. In reply  ^we, passed strictures on' old-fashioned  'parents. We said that often they were  Very brutal ln their sternness.", What  'we aimed at. in our own-family was  perfect confidence and equality, unity  of purpose and sharing of pleasure between parent and child. . We waxed  very eloquent on our pet subject. Ina  sniffed, and,said'that Edith was an  obedient child, who knew her place. A  child's place was at her mother's knee,  Beatrice said, and not at a table' littered with books. There was very nearly a quarrel, but somehow or other lt  was avoided.  But peace could not reign long ln a  house where two mothers with healthy  tempers despised each* other.  "Poor Edith gets on my nerves,"  Beatrice said to me. "I lie awake  thinking about her at night."  And perhaps Ina lay awake thinking  about the wickednesses of Benedlcta  and Gerald., ,���������*.,*  I suppose our children are naughty,  but 33 we couldn't love them, much  more than we do, 1 do not think It  very much matters. But Ina was of a  different'opinion. Still, to my mind,  sheimade-:u.fault-of-ivluit*-ivas-no-fault.  at all, but an act of Christian charity.  ���������."Where's Edith'.'" she allied of. us  one  afternoon.. ' .  "I saw'her with Gerry and Bene just  now, inUho',fleld," s'lid Beatrice.  "Bui' I didn't tell her^sh'e could go  out."  - "I'expect Gerry  or Bene  asked   her  to." j  ���������"It's very wrong of them to tnlce her  away from her work. 1 must tell h-sr  to go back."  "Oh, let her have this afternoon oil,"  I begged.  "She will have Saturday: that Is  enough," said Ina; and'she went away,"  across-the lawn; to the Held, to send  Edith back to her lessons.  "Won't she pitch Into the kiddles!" I  said.  "She may scold Edith If she likes,  but let her dare to scold Bene or 'Gerry!" said Beatrice. "Let her dare!"  She stood up her 'full height under the  trees, and stiffened her arms. I smelt  war.  What happened In^the field I do not  know. Gerald, I believe, had gone on  a quest forvsomething or other which  he 'Wished to show to Edith, and* Ina  found only Edith and Bene. There  was a big flare-up between Ina and  Bene, and Edith slunk away, cowed, to  her lessons, while Ina haled Bene  across the lawn to us by the collar of  her frock.4 Beatrice went out to meet  them.  "Let Bene go!" she cried commanding1^. .  ...  "Not until I've shaken the breath  out of her," Ina said through her  teeth.  There was a flaming mark across her  face, and I never saw a' woman look  so angry. She shook Bane until she  was red and tearful. Beatrice darted  forward and seized Ilia's wrist, so that  Ina, with a llttlo cry of pain, let Bene  go.  "How   dare   you   touch   my   child!"  Sea trice cried.  "She's a little devil."  "She i Isn't.    She's  the best  child  la  the world,  and I'll  never forgive  you  for touching her."  "I'd like to kill her. She hit me  across  the face  with a nettle."    fna,  pat her hand up te her face.    "You  don't know the agony of It," she cried;  and 1 could see that she was ln great  Vain.  Beatrice looked from the child to Ina.  "You  did something  to her  flrst  of  all," Beatrice said angrily; "and I dare  say you deserved what you got."  "I only told her she was naughty."  I had hold of Benedlcta's hand, and  she struggled to get away.  "Oh, you liar!" she cried.    "I'll kick  her.    Let me kick her.   1 hate her���������I  hate her."  But I held Bene tight.  "What did you do to her?" Beatrice  demanded.  "Nothing,"  Ina said doggedly.  Beatrice went nearer to her, and Ina  quailed.  "Nothing," she repeated.  Benedlcta    struggled   again.      "She  said you were a bad mother, muvvle,"  she cried,  "and lt Isn't twue,,so I hit  her.   ������he said I should grow up wicked  because you didn't know how to look  after children.    Oh,  she  said  howwld  lings 'bout you, and they're not twue,  and I'm going to kill her."  Benedlcta broke away from me,, but  she did not kill Ina. Love overmastered hate ln her, and after a little  vicious dart at Ina, she ran to Beatrice  and, sobbing, waerecelved ln Beatrice's  arms. Beatrice lifted Bene up, and  kissed and caressed her. ,.  "It isn't twue what she said*," Bene  . sobbed.   "You're the best mother���������you  know you are, muvvle, and I know it  too."  'T try to be," said Beatrice softly.  Then she turned to Ina.    Beatrice's  anger was very terrible to see. She was  deadly pale, and her voice was low and  clear.   "Did you say that?" she asked  of Ina,  . Shame swallowed up the mark the  nettles had left on Ina's face. She  hung her head. "I did," she answered.  "Then you have done -me something  I can never forgive. Don't ask me to  forgive you."  Ina knew that she had done wrong,  ���������but she was not the sort of person to  admit it.  "I certainly shall not," she said. "I  leave your house to-night."  "There's a train at 6.15. I will send  your tea to your room. You can, have  one of the maids to help you pack if  you wish It. I do not care to say  good-hye."  Beatrice was very queenly. She towered, an outraged mother, her sobbing  . darling in her arms, high above Ina,  .who, never very tall, seemed to shrink  ! to less than her usual size. There was  righteous anger in every line of Beatrice's form; but I think that, if Ina  had cared to ask humbly for pardon,  she would have received It. All that  she said, however, was, "Very well;"  and she turned on her heels, and went  towards the house. She was ashamed  of herself, and stilbmore ashamed of  ���������being ashamed. She went away with  lowered head; but halfway, across the  lawn she straightened herself, and  looked back at Beatrice. .  "Take my advice and' be sterner,"  was Ina's last shot, "or you'll make  that child a rod for your; back.**  "At any rate," Beatrice called back,  "I shan't break her back with lessons."  Then Ina disappeared Into the house.  "Let-ime kill her, muvvle," Benedlcta  begged.  Beatrice set the child down.  "No, darling," Beatrice said; "but I'll  be even* with her."  .' Beatrice walked away towards the  'back of the house. I followed her, half  guessing .what was ln her mind.  "What are you going to do?" I asked  her when I caught up with' her.  "I'm going to find Edith. I expect  she Is still at her -work. - Ina won't disturb her until the very last minute."  "But you're not going to say anything to the child?" , j.-  "I am. I'll tell her what a mother  she's got."  "But, Beatty, that was the very fault  ior which you were so angry with Ina."  "I shall tell Edith the truth���������nothing  else."  "Is' it right? Think a bit: - Is It  right?"  "I don't know, and I don't care. I'm  too angry to, know or care whether lt  Is right or wrong."  * "Don't do lt, there's a good woman."  "You only tell me not to because  you're a coward, and wouldn't have the  courage to do It. But I have the courage, and I'll do it."  When  Beatrice is  determined,  there  is no stopping her.   _  "All right," I said; '"but I think you'll  ������������������be*, sorry.  SDdlth: your mother gets tired sometimes; I do���������everybody does; -we can't  help It. You're very tired now, you  know; I can see that you are. Well,  shut your books this Instant, and go  to your 'mother*���������she's ln her room.  Jump Into her arms���������never mind how  busy she Is���������and say, 'Muvvle, muvvle,  I want to be loved.' And won't she  hug you! You'll cry, and so will she,  but you both will be very happy. But  kiss me flrst. You and mother are  going away to-night, arid I shan't see.  you again; so kiss me good-bye."  They kissed, and Edith went, won-  deringjy, to do Beatrice's bidding.  "Beatrice," I said, "you're a regular  trump."  She got slowly oft the window-ledge.  "No," she said, "I'm a fool���������a silly,  sentimental fool: I've ruined my chance  of revenge." At which thought Bhe  burst Into tears. "But I shall never  speak to Ina again," she said defiantly  ���������"I'm determined on that."���������"Pal]  ���������Mall Magazine."  We went to the window of the room  where little Edith was. The window  .was half open. Beatrice pushed it fully open. Edith's head -was on (her arms,  and we heard her sob. Beatrice'leaned  into the room.  "Edith," she. called.  Edith started, and raised her head.  "Come here," said Beatrice. The  child came. She feared -to move away  from her books, but obedience was an  Instinct with her, and she came. Beatrice pulled her to her, so that they sat  on the window-ledge, Beatrice outside,  Edith Inside.  "You're crying," said Beatrice.  "I've been naughty." :  "What did you do?"  "I left my lessons, and mother found  me."  "Are you crying because she was  angry?"  "No, because I vexed her."  "You love her, don't you, Edith?" -  "Of course."  "I'm going to tell you something,  child."  I put my hand on Beatrice's shoulder. "Don't," I whispered, but Beatrico  made no sign that she heeded me.  "It's  this,  child.    If you  love  your  mother, kiss her more often than you  do, and make her kiss you more often.  When she conies into  the room don't  bury your  head  ln  your books,  don't  look as if. you were frightened to se*������  ���������her, but as if you were glad.    Laugh  sometimes,   and   make   her  play  with  you.   Don't only say "yes" and "no" to  her.    Tell  her  that  you love her  and  are  happy.    You   don't   ever   tell   her  that, do you?   Of course lt Is so, and  ;she takes it for granted; tout she would  like to hear you say it now and again.  Be    obedient,    because    your    mother  knows more ln all probability than you  do, although you're such a learned little girl;   but don't only do what  you  are   told���������do  some   things  before   you  are told.    When you are tired of your  books, don't be afraid to say so.   Leava  them, and go to your mother, and get  en   her   knee,   and   say,   'Mother,   I'm  tired, and I want to be loved.'   You art  tired,   aren't   you?���������very   tired���������some*  times, but I don't think you ever say  so.    It's   nothing   to   be   ashamed   of,  Ping: Pong.  From " Scribaor'a."  The game.opens gently.  The player on the left loses his head.  \woft. makes a-drive  that not only  frightens  his  opponent,  but  Interesting Items.  A Berlin publisher has recently  brought out a new dictionary of twenty-five hundred and eighty German  "cuss" words.  Potatoes form the world's greatest  single crop, 4,000,000,000 bushels being  produced annually, equal in bulk to the  entire wheat and corn crops.  Australia has more members of Parliament per head of population, than  any other civilized . community on  earth. The mere statement that, excluding New Zealand, Australia possesses no fewer than fourteen Houses  of. Parliament, counting 751 .members,  for a population of less than 4,000,000, Is  a bit of arithmetic calculated to make  all sober Australians sigh, and the rest  of the outside world grin.  An Ingenious wedding present has  been received by a French bride from  one of her relatives, who Is a geographer. The present, says the "Figaro," is a silver sugar bowl In the de- ���������  sign of a terrestrial globe, the upper  hemisphere forming the cover. The  map of the earth has been elaborately  engraved on the outside, and the route  taken by the newly-wedded pair Is Indicated by a line of lapls-lazull, the  names of the towns at which a stay  was made being inserted In enamel.  A writer in the "Lancet" says: "Since  I began to study diet, I have been astonished at the number of cases of  which I have heard, even of medical  men, who, by eating less and not so  often, have found that their susceptibility to colds has quite gone. Such  facts as I have met with point to the  conclusion that lt Is the system overcharged with the products of food  which was not required, and can act  only as a poison to every organ ln the  body, which is most susceptible to  colds."  One of the most remarkable newspapers ln the world is the ''Mexican  Herald," printed in English, with all  the Associated Press telegrams, which  have to * travel over a thousand miles  by special wire, edited by English and  Americans, but set up by compositors  who are all Mexican Indians, not one of  whom knows a single word of the language lie Is setting up. He does it  word by word from typewritten manuscript, and the "readers" are so careful that there Is seldom a wrongly-  spelt word ln this hurrledly-put-to-  gether daily paper.  The ancient whaling bark "Kathleen," while cruising off the West Indies, was recently struck by an infuriated harpooned whale, and so great  was the damage done that the vessel  immediately began sinking fast. - The  captain's wife had barely time to get  Into a boat when the old' bark went  down. The sailors declare solemnly  that the favorite parrot of Captain  Jenkin's wife, which she rescued, said  plainly as he was being lowered over  the side, "D hard luck; that's what  I say, d hard luck.".   The skipper's  wife and her beloved bird were followed over the side by the cook, the  cabin boy and the master himself.  BULLER'S VERSION.  TEXT   OF   HIS   lW.VOl.S   HEUOGRAB  TO   ������E-\.   WHITE.  INFANTRY     CANNOT     FIGHT     MORS  THAN' 10 MILKS  FROM CAMP.  A   PLAIN   SUGU12STIOX   TO   SURREX-  DKIt  TO   THE   K.VI3HV.  Loses.the ball.  London,      July      8.���������Sir        Kedven  Buller     is     condemned     out     ot     hU  own    moulh.      lie has posed for many  months as an injured  person, declaring  that the publication of the full text of  his  historic  heliograui  to    Sir    George  White   at  Ladysmith   would  clear     hu  military  reputation.    He   has  now  forwarded copies of  the despatch    to  the  pres*.   liis attitude had fur a long time  led many persi^s of wcuk- judgment to  Imagine that he must be cruelly malign-  ed, since  it was almost  inered"ible  that  he should have had  the    impudence to  act  thus unless the  full and  authentic  text  was incapable ot" the construction  which had been placed    upon it.     As a  matter of fact, the text of the message  despatched was even worse than the nation  had heen led  to  suppoie.    It is a  ciaven missive, merely directing General  White to hold out till he  (General Bul-  lcr)   can take up a defensive    position,  when "suggest you tiring away a.* much  ammunition   as   you  can   and     making  best terms you can-    I cnn remain here  if you have alternative -suggestion, but  unaided I can't break in.    I find my infantry can't'fight more than ten miles  from camp, and then only if water can  be got."    The  last passage  in  this  extraordinary message, remarks Thc Daily  Mail, is calculated to cover the noble reputation of the British soldier with undeserved ridicule.  ���������  BRITISH TKABB M JME.  THE   VEGETABLE   GROWER  (Selection Keiold Be   Made From   Touog(  ^ Plant*.  Young plants from seed3 lecently  sown will require pricking over as boob  as they are large enough to handle. Ir  they have come up thinly there will bo  no special hurry and they may be allowed to attain some size beforo handling, but if crowded the sooner they ar������  pricked over the better, to avoid  '/damping off." .; Should this make, its  appearance, a change .of temperature  or a moderation in the supply of water  may assist, but the safest plan is to  transfer into fresh soil as soon as possible, examining the stems carefully  to make sure that no infected plants ar*  'used.  For the ordinary private garden  where only a limited number of such  plants as tomatoes, egg plants, peppers,  etc., are wanted, potting up is preferable to putting in boxes.. The more  stocky plants which will result and th������  utility with which they can afterward  be planted out will more than repay  the little extra trouble, but where large  quantities are to be handled, othor  methods must of course be devised to*  suit the circumstances.  Cabbage, cauliflower, lettuces, eto.,  .will do just as well, and be moro conveniently handled if in boxes; or they  can even be pricked out into cold  frames in which a few inche.8 of prepared soil has been placed. In all  cases shading Is necessary for a few.  days until the plants have made sufficient fresh roots to establish themselves in the new soil.  As the time of planting out approaches, attention should be given to  the proper hardening of the plants.  .This is a matter of the utmost importance, but one too often neglected.  Plants, if carelessly rushed out unprepared for the change, will receive a  check which usually results in the  edges of the leaves becoming withered  and dried up, imparting to the plants  a sickly, half-dead appearance which  takes them weeks to overcome.    _ __  _~ /  DECREASES    ANNOUNCED    IN    BOTH  IMPORTS    AND    EXPORTS.  Six Months' Trade With Cnnnila���������In-  crcaHC of Imports ot Cunndinn  Bacon. Ham and Mutter���������Decrease  In Che-eat**, Maize and Other Item*.  Mr. Worm���������By Heavens! If our acorn  cottage hasn't sprouted while we wero  gone!���������"Life."  V ' *ifc  And the game is resumed more gently,  precaution being  taken  against  similar accident.  His Plan.  v  A curious story comes from Kansas  of a man.who wanted lo tell a neighbor what he thought of him without  laying himself open to u suit I'or damages. So he hit on the plan of sending him each day a postal card with  only one word written on lt in a large  iliand, In addition to the date obscurHy  tucked away ln a corner. The person  receiving the cards recognized tho  handwriting, and, suspecting something, kept tlieni until thoy stopped  coming, when 'lie rend them consecutively in the order of their reception.  What he read was, "Ridiculous old Bill  Jones Is the meanest cuss ln town,"  and he at once Instituted a suit for  slander against the sender. The lat-  ter's lawyer, however, called attention  to the fact that the -postal card containing "ridiculous," though*, mailed  flrst, was dated the day after the data  of the card having the word "town."  Moreover, a careful inspection would  show that after the word "ridleulous"  was an exclamation point, and after  the word "town" was 'an Interrogation  mark, so that the series of postal cards  might be made to read, "Old Bill Jones  is'the meanest cuss ln town? Ridiculous!" He claimed, therefore, that in-  stead of slandering the plaintiff hia  client had defended him from slander,  ���������md this plea was sustained by tha  court. But, all the same, everybody.la  town Insisted that the flrst reading ot  the cards was the correct one, so that  the writer attained his object.  Magazine Verse.  "Magazine poetry," said a young  PhUadelphian who dabbles in verse, "is  always a source of wonder to me. For  ������_']ong_.tlme_I_liave_rpad,lt_aiid_trled__to_.  understand It, but many of the poems  I couldn't make head or tail of. For  flve years I have sent sverses of my  own to one magazine, and always got  them back, usually with a printed rejection slip, but occasionally with a  polite note from the-editor explaining  why the particular ���������verse was not  available. One day It occurred to me  that obscurity was the open sesame to  the pages of this magazine, and,- more  in Jest than anything else, I scribbled  ofC a sonnet that meant absolutely  ���������nothing. My only thought was to string  together a lot of meaningless words  that   would   rhyme.     I   couldn't   help  _laughlng to myself when I read It over.  I I  called  It 'Oblivion,'  and  sent  it oft.  I After lihrco months had eone hy T. got  I a check for It, and a letter from the  editor complimenting me upon having  at length fathomed the depths ot true  ���������pojflry. What humbug it oil Is!"���������  Philadelphia "ttecoi*d."  Tolstoy, a Bicycle and a Theory.  his  ths  oc-  Tolstoy seems to have carried  theories Into practice even In  smallest .details of life. On bne  caision, relates "M. A. P.,'.' .he-mounted  a. bicycle belonging to that aristocratic  son of his. He soon mastered the art  af balance, and waJs delighted with tho  swift, smooth motion. His wife noticed his enjoyment, and Immediately  offered to give him a. machine. Tolstoy at first accepted, but, on reconsidering tho matter, he decided that as  other lct-s-ifavorcd mortals could not  afford to possess bicycles, he had no  ri'jlit lo ono either. So he declined the  gift and renounced the pleasant exercise.  The late historian, Samuel Ttawson  Sardiner, used to say of Froude:  'Whenever'I find myself particularly  perplexed, on any pcint, I look to see  what Froude has to say about It. I always And his help Invaluable, for I'can  trust implicitly in his unfailing In-  Ulnct for arriving at false conclusions;  ind the more positive he becomes, the  lafer I fee! in adopting a diametrically  tpposite view."  London, July 7.���������The statement of  the Board of Trade for June shows decreases of ������1,043,700 in imports ."and  ������1,192,000 in exports.  Montreal, July 7.���������A London cable to  The F.ar savs :���������The Board of Trade  returns for tlie six months ending June  show the following increases of British  imports   from  Canada :���������  Bacon," ������121,000; hams, ������G2,000; butter, ������72,000; wheat, ������477,000; wheat  flour,  ������67,000.*  ���������The decreases are:���������  Sheep  and  lambs.      ������23,000;     cattla.  ������6,000; cheese, ������32.100; eggs. ������13,000;  oats",   ������173,000;     pens,   ������82,000;   maize,  ������220,000; hewn wood, ������32,000; sawn  wood,   ������184,000;  horses,   ������9,000.  The imports of canned salmon totalled  i������908,000;  canned lobsters,   ������69,000.  ��������� Exports to Canada increased as follows:��������� ,  Salt, ������2,000; wool, ������2,000; cotton  piece goods,   ������96,000; linen piece goods,  ������11,000; jute, ������9,000; silk, ������11,000;  woollen tissues, ������45,000; worsted tissues,  .������75,000; carpets, ������11,000; cutlery, ������7,-  000; hardware, ������5,000'; pig iron, ������29,-  000; bar iron, ������18,000; railroads, ������23,-  000; sheets and boilerplates, ������36,000;  galvanized  sheets,   ������40,000;   tin  plates,  ������34,000; .cast  wrought   iron,    ������30.000;  unwroug.it steel,   ������111,000;    haberdash- j  ery,    ������24,000. j  A  llpautifiil New Shrub.  - Thlt beautiful new shrub wai latro-  'd-iod from Japan and is a magnificent  acquisition. It is of the greatest'value,  for, unlike other Genistas, it forms a'  ���������large shrub and is perfectly hardy,  having endured repeatedly a temperature of zero unharmed. It is an .exquisite thing when in bloom and very  attractive at all times. In June it Ia  literally    clothed    with    innumerable  bright yellow Sweet-Pea shaped blossoms," presenting a perfect mass ot  such intense pure golden yellow as to  .well merit the name ot Golden-. Fleece.  Of large, bushy form, wltht numerous  side limbs, all of* which are 'densely  etudded with long, - tough; angular,  rush-like branches of the most brilliant,  and cheerful green imaginable, which'  color they retain.throughout .the year.  nOSinS  IN A PEN1TEXTIARY.  Attempt   to   Wreck    St.   Vincent   de  Paul Prlfton.  Montreal, July 7.���������It has just transpired that a bold attempt was made a  few days ago to wreck a portion of the  St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary. Three  explosive bombs were thrown from an  upper story in the penitentiary into the  corridor below. One of the bombs ex-  -ploded-with--a-]oud-crash=and-t he- report-  attracted thc guards to the scene. The  convicts, who were in their cells at the  time, were greatly scared. An investigation showed that two of the bombs  had failed to explode and that comparatively little damage had been done.  The bombs were made out of oak blockf  into which a hole had been scooped, and  they had been filled with blasting powder. It is supposed that the attempt  was the work of some of the convicts  wlio were planning to escape. An oliicial  investigation  is  now  being held.  ni^CORATI.VU   CANADA'S   ARCH.  A      .Voir      I.-lnir      Dcilsu      For      Lord  ICItchcner'a   Welcome.  Montreal, July 8.���������A special cable to  Thc Star says that no intimation his  yet reached tbe.Canadi.iii Ministers regarding the coronation, but it is expected to occur before the close of August or  early in September, iu which case Sir  .Wilfrid r.aurier, Mr. Fielding and otiieis  would he in England.* It is hoped also  that a fresh contingent of Canadian  troops nniy conic oier.  ��������� Sir Frederick Borden is spending a few  days in the country.  It is intended to decorate thc Canadian arch for Kitchener's return with a  new flag design.  TWE.VTV .\EOIlOES HURT.  Collnpft* of a Crowded  Church  Verandah   at  a   Funeral   Service.  Charleston, S. C, July 7.���������Twenty negroes were injured last afternoon by  the falling of thc front verandah of  Emanuel Church. Thc funeral of a colored preacher was being held, and after  the body had been borne from the  building the negroes made a rush for  the entrance to get a last view of the  coffin. Just as the crowd assembled on  the high verandah entrance it coll.iysed  and two hundred men, women and children were buried in the debris. The*  police force was called out to remove  the wounded and restore order.  My Experience In Turkey, Culture. ,  I prefer the  Bronze  turkey.-     The*  public wants a turkey weighing 7 to 19  lbs and with a yellow skin.    The-first-  eggB I set under a hen, the next setting,  the turkey takes and as a general thing.,  she will bring off a brood in the fall.  If  warm  quarters   are  provided. they,  are easily   raised, and ' bring a" good  price in the spring    when there is a  scarcity.   The best thing I find for lice  is ashes and sulphur, mixed, "and put  In the coops, and I always put a1 little  epsom    salts  in  the    drinking water"  about twice a week "for the health of  the bird.   They have their freedom as  soon as they are strong enough to run.  around. Little_turkeys do.much-better,!  ���������with an old tu. ey. A hen mother will  run the legs ou from little turkeys,  .whereas an old turkey .will hardly, stir  out of her tracks until her little ones, ,  are good and strong; then she is a  great rambler. The best thing I fln4  for food is what we call Dutch cheese,*  an egg boiled hard-and black pepper,  mixed with it arid plenty of run. Toward fall they will naturally turn their  heads In the direction of some neighbor's corn or buskwheat field and, will  he in fine condition by Thanksgiving.  ���������Mrs. Charles Smart, in- Farm and  Home.  Asparagus   for   Market:  The most desirable variety of Asparagus to plant in  your Kentucky blue)  grass soil for commercial.use would be  the Conover"s    Colossal.    Under thorough tillage and ��������� liberal  manuring It  will outyleld the larger kinds, auch as  Barr's ManimoutH, Palmetto or Collum-  bla.. When In the bunch it presents &  much handsomer appearance and frequently outsells the larger kinds,   lt ia  very  hardy and early.    Plant a good  Btrong   root two or    three years oW;i ���������  this will throw    up    a strong    shoot  which can better withstand Uie ravage**--,  of the Asparagus beetle which-in,Yery  destructive   to weak,    slender shoots,''  and  be ready to crop sooner than ������  plantation from one year small plants.. .  The rows   should be   five feet apartS  -  and plants in the row two foot apart;)  these distances ate preferable to admit of thorough cultivation  wliich i*  so essential.    Where everything'Ib favorable, good treatment, liberal manur !-  Ing, there should be'at least 2,000 two- '  pound bunches produced.���������In American  Agriculturist.  The Sugar  llusK.  From the first flow of sap we get outi  best sugar. ���������  The thermometer or saccharometes  Is the sugar makers' best guide. ,,        i  Tin buckets hung upon a nail or at- *  tached to the spout, with painted sides  and covers, are the best in the market.!  A spout that will fit tight without  going Into the tree beyond the bark oa  first grains with but litUe driving la  desirable. .   ,       ^ .1 l*4-*?IWJ'lJl.^l*V^i:#A��������� 4Z.J- i  We havu ihem in all  the new designs for the  vear. Sec our samples  if you  paper.  are   ironic:  to  Canada Drug & Book Co  BORN.  ]}<>s.\i.]).-tiN ��������� At Ui-VL'lstoki*. IJ. G. nn  Tuwil iv. An.*,'. 1!,!'>. 1������ Mr. and  Mr.., 1'. DoiviMson, a daughter.  MARRIED.  C;i'.K('.o-SlilKl.I).*-���������At K(.'Vcl>Loke. ]}.G.  nn AVeilnesd.'iy. Aug. "i'Hli, l!"'������"i.  liy tin* Kev. C. A. I'lnrunier. M.A.  lvo'iiv of Ht. IVtr-rV I'liurcli. Mux*  well It. fireptf. of Sicamous, IJ..L'.,  to Maud A. .Shields, of Toronto,  Ont.  c  NOTES OF   NEWS  -  Andy Craig  Monday.  . of il.'.iton, was in town  Plum.-, in at 0. IJ.   Hume  ���������Perservin.  & Co's.  Court "of assize will open in Revelstoke on Oct. -2nd next.  The Misses Buck returned l.liis  inoriiing from n visit to Ducks-.  3Irs. G. F. Curtis left on Saturday  on a visit to liei parent** in Toronto.  Mrs. Dr. Cross returned lust evening  from nn extended visit to Winnipeg.  ���������00 crates of preserving jus now  opening at C. B. Hume i*c Co's.  Mis. B. Van Jlmiie returned this  morning from a visit to Lhe const.       ,  James Crozier. a British Columbia  pioneer died at Keloivnsi last week.  ���������Some simps in summer underwear  at C. li. Hume & Co*n.  "W. B. Pool returned on Tuesday  morning to Ferguson aftei- a few days  visit in the city.  The Dominion Trades Congress lias  been tinned down by* the Miners'  Villon of Naniuuio.  ���������Ties for everybody. See our' new  stock of ties just opened up at Keid <S:  Young's.  B. 11. Atkins, of Uie customs office,  returned yesterday from iv ten days  visit to tlie const cities.  *.J. D. Gialiiim, late gold commissioner of Atlin, relumed to llevelsioke  rom lhe const yesterday,  ���������We are busy opening np Fall and  Winter Goods, whicli are arriving  daily.   P.eid ���������"���������: Young's.  .The Hek.-u.t. regrets to learn that  Dave Ferguson is sutlVring from  blood poisoning in the right arm.  Mrs. Webster and family are spen.l-  ing -a couple of months holidays  visiting their old home at Vernon.  ��������� Ladies' and Misses' Ready to Wear  Hat, l.ilesl styles and colorings; just  arrived at Ried & Young's.  Chas. DeuUhsman, came down on  Tuesday evening from the SLand.ud  andwill leiurn again in a few days._  Tlu* body of llu* bile \ .Tallies Clou.  nncliLT, who mi*l liis deuth in tlie  accid.'nt ln-it week nu Un* K. iJo, S.  railway iii'.-ir lttis<*lu>i-ry. was taken In  Ni'lson fur burial.  Rev. Sir. Cilnvi'i'. a snpei'.iniiunted  minister of the Metlmdi.sl Chinch, nf  Tiu-niitii, occupied llio pulpit, of lhe  Metlmdisl Church hum on Sunday  evening.  .lack Mussel, who is employed on  .Mark Ilyatls limber scow, met. with :i  painful accident In his left, leg on  Tuesday, by gelling caught in Ihe  macbinei y.  ���������jmiiv opening a nice line of staple  dry goods including sheetings. I nivalin.;.*,. fl.umels. llaimt'leUe.-, I'l-elnns.  Wi- run save you money uu these  lines, (.'. 1!. Hume \- Co.  Tin; eontrat'l for llie now sflitui  building iv.if let this week to Sinilli  Urns, ol Grand Fui-ks. tbe ligure being  pniclically $1*1,000. In uililii.mii lo this  the bvating system will cost $^,^75.  jMrs. F. II. Itnbson, of (inlden. mine  in on Tuesday evening and went, smith  Wednesday moi ning en loulo lo  Hepublic, Wash. Mrs. Robson was  lhu guest of Mrs. Brock during her  slay in lhc cii.y.  .lohn ICnowles, one of the early  pioneer prospectors of the "\ardeau,  and well known here, spent a fen-  days in tbo city and Ferguson Ibis  week. ' All*. ICnowles is now ranching  al Olalla, I!. 0.  'I'he engine whicli went through tbe  bu rn t t resile on tbe /hf. & S. branch  wilh engineer Connaeber, last week  was brought to ihu shops bore on  .Monday and is now being repaired and  thoi'oughlv overhauled,  Roger F. Perry, resident manager of  Goldiields. lhe new town in thc heart*  of tbe Fish Creek big Iree milling gold  pi-ope.rlies, was in town Monday on  business and relumed south Tuesday  morning.  C.ipl. Kiino'lias received from his  brothei':it Dawson some (ine samples  of free gold rock taken from a group  of claims on Rock Creek. 02 miles from  Dawson, in whicli lhe Captain and his  brother nro heavily inLei'esled.  Tbe enginemen of Lhe Boundary  country presented lo W. IS. Woodhouse, formerly mnsler mechanic nl  Trail, a handsome diamond lockel.  ami Lo Mrs. Woodhouse. a pair of  opera glasses.���������Trail Creek News.  On Sunday next at St. Peter's-  Church there will be celebration of  Jloly Cunniimion at 8 a. m. and 11  a. in., and evening prayer at 7::i0 p.m.  The Archdeacon of Columbia and  Kootonay will preach bolh morning  and evening.  Jlr. and Mrs. Doyle, of Winnipeg,  father and mothei of Mi. K. "X*. Doyle,  of ibis city, accompanied by Mr. and  Mrs, Osborne, also of Winnipeg, the  latter being a .sister of Mr. Doyle's, will  arrive on No. 1 this evening on a visit  lo"*Mi*. and Mis. Doyle.  ��������� Kelowna lacrosse club have dropped  out of the Fulton Cup competition and  the coolest is now left, lo Kamloops  and Revelsloke. Tbe boys are urged  io turn out to practice Satin-day  al'li-i noon al 2:30 o'clock. Nelson, of  Kamloops, who signed n ith Revelstoke  for Ibe cup matches, lias returned to  K imlnops.  A successful lawn social under tho  auspices1 of the Ladies' Aid of St.  Amu-civ's church wns held on the  grounds adjoining the church Inst  Xuusdav-nflemoonaujdjive.njng, .The  SUMMER BEAUTY  AND COMFORT  Requires thc right kind of CloLhing  ancl Footwear.  We have them al lhe right prices.  Call at Our Store and prove it.  Hot Weather Hats.  Wc can fit you with a Maj; lhat looks  well ancl feels comfortable.  Boots and Shoes  King's Union-Made Boots ror  and Women.  The  Empress Shoe for Women.  Dress Goods  A full line of Dress Goods, consisting of thc latest palterns ancl  fashions.  At a meeting held in the. Presliyler-  inn church Insl evening, arrangements  were innde for a puhlic meeting tn be  held next Tiiesdayevening. Aug. 2(ith,  in the Methodist church, at which  liev. J. G. Shearer, 13. A., of Toronto,  Secy, of Tin* Lord's Day Alliance of  Canada, will deliver an addiess. all lire  cordially invited to attend an.l hear  this distinguished gentleman. Special  iiiumc will be arranged for the  occasion.  Notwithstanding the heavy rain  the I.idies Auxiliary social at the  residence of Mrs. \V. M. Lawrence on  Saturday evening was a decided  success. Among those, who contributed  to lhe success of the evening niu.-l  specially be mentioned Mi***s L Garvin,  whose .renditions on the piano were  much enjoyed. Other contributors  were.iliss Spurling. Mi>s Grant, Mr.  nnd Mrs! Wilkes. .The rei eipts of llu*  social netted tin* ladies $2M 30, which,  considering lhe inclemency of lhe  wealher, was most sulisf.iclcry.  A fire which mighl have proved  serious occurii'd at tbe home of \\ .  Winsor on Tiie.-dny uighl. . Mr." Winsor was" engaged in lighting a spirit  lamp when llie spirit* which bad  leaked out on the chair nnd carpel,  ignited and j*et firolo the curt ni us.  Mr. Winsor had his hnr.ds full for a  tiin*! bul ultimately siicceed-.'d in  extinguishing tlie_hl,*ize. Mr.."Winsor  was severely burned on the hands and  legs and about (?T>\) worth of damage  was done. Mrs. Win.-.or .ind the baby  fortunately escaped injury.   -  A freight train was wtpeked nl  Albert Canyon on Tuesday, and four  cars were badly damaged besides  damage to the engine, which was  thrown from the tr:uk and tinned  ovc-i*. The cause of lhe. accident is now  being inve-.tic.ited by tlit* officials of  the toad. Engineer Gen. Caldwell and  fiteman J.i< k Gould, fortunately  escaped without ^prions injury,  although f-ngmcr-r Cildivell was in a  tight cd'iiei'.iindei* the engine forsoinc  ������i���������  ������&>���������  &*-  efc-*-  ������-*���������  ���������su***--  G?.*���������  *f  Carpets and Linoleums  Sold at fair prices and cut ancl  free of charge.  Taylor & george  Mackenzie Avenue.   '  Mail Orders Solicited and Promptly Attended To  ������&������&*&������i������&#*#&P&&������-**M^9L^^ P9**j*������&M>������&f*##*P#������������������*#J**-  Dealer "In  Groceries, Gent's. Furnishings, Boots and Shoes,  Ready-Made Clothing.  The C. P. R. has placed orders for 11G  new engbiPs. of these 12 passenger and  44 freight will be ready in the autumn.  '���������Do yon want value for your money ?  The Bargain Sale at Keid & Voting's  is still going on.    Our prices aie right.  F.-v. 3. XV. Sipprell. li. A., Principal  of Columbia College, will preach in lhe  Methodist church on Sunday tlie :'.lst,  inst.  The Dominion Es press Company  last week established a biancb otlice  at Tiout L.ike City. F. T. Abey lithe agt-ut.  E. Adair left vest ei day morning for  Laformi. Cieek on a visit'jf inspection  to the Adair ginup of whit h he i-tbe  manager.  Mrs. Morris Ander.-nn and family,  who have been .-pending a couple of  weeks holidays at the coast returned  home yesterday.  F. Mcf.'ai ty leturned on Friday last  from C.ilgniy wheru he was looking  after the shipment of beef cattle for  the local market*:.  ���������Our Fall stock of Millinery will  arrive in 'a few1 days. Tbe latest  fashions in lieadwear. Look out for  thein at Keid \- Young's.  John Houston, will commence again  this week the publication of .lhe  Nelson Tribune. il will be-rim as n  weekly p.iper for the present.  Mr. Waid. the newly appointed  ���������manager of the Molsons IJank in this,  city and Mrs. AV aid. are expected Lo  arrive this evening ficrn Port Aithur.  The Toronto Satin day Globe of tbe  ICth inst.. contains an illustration of  the Canadian Coronation Tug of War  team, who won the tug of war championship in London. England, during  their visit in .Tune last. The only  Tvestem man on the team is Private  JlcLennan of the Rocky Mountain  Bangers. Revelstoke.  grounds were tastefully decorated with  slnubbeiy and bunting and in lhe  evening were illuminated with Chinese  lanterns. The Independent Band  supplied the music and a pleasant Lime  was siient bv all.  | Men's Union-made Boots���������New Stock .Just In.  ������ ��������� -  & Revelstoke Station. Bourne Bros.' Old Stand.  I '���������������������������'���������������������������  OUR STOCK  OF     GROCERIES    IS  complete in every detail, and by  selling at a fair margin of profit  are  able  turn  in  m  HI1  m  eaS E  FINANCIAL  nsurance  COAL FOR SALE,  i7������-  KLBF-  O. V. R. T01VXSITE.  MARA TOWNSITK.  OKIUtAHD TOWNSITE.  CAMBORNE TOWNSITE,  wc are able to turn over our  goods, thus giving to our customers an opportunity to buy  groceries that are fresh and  reliable.  HARDWARE  IN THIS DEPARTMENT  we arc well to the front with  the following lines: Tinware,  Stoves, Lamps, Cutlery, Cooking  Utensils, etc.  g-ehsteie-l.a.il, , :M::E:R,o:E-i:.A.:fc*TTS.  macic-enzib j^-yr^nsrxjsi..  X jEiiLVE IT!.  The largest stock  of  the latest WATCHES,  clocks;   RINGS,   SILVER WARE,   CUT  .GLASS,  FASHIONABLE JEWELRY, Etc.  , My many years' experience enables me to buy  goods at the right prices, enabling mo to  sell to the public at reasonable prices. -  J".- O-TJ-Z"  E-A-K.BE1IL.  . .WATCH HEP.VIHINO  A. SPECIALTY.  Goods In Your Hands  J, D  i Ciuuvln rcrmiiucnt .t Western  A       Cunnrlii Mort������iigo Corporation.  I Equitable VfiviiiHS Loan and Huilding Association.  ^Imperial Five.      Caledonian Fire.   Atlas Fire.        ,  I Canadian Fire.   Mercantile Fire.    Northern Fire.  i Guardian Fire.   Manchester Fire.   Great West Life.  1 Ocean, Accident and Guarantee.   Confederation Life  - ^Canadian Accident Assurance Oo.   Connecticut Fire  ..  HOUSES FOR SALE AND RENT.  CONVEYANCING.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  You want to get the goods  iti your hands to be,able to .  judge- their.- quality.',' It. is*'  impossible to do this when  you buy ready-made clothing-; so that's one distinct  ���������=* *    *, ,,  *     .  in     having     us -  make   your   clothes.      We  will  show  you  the  largest  stock of goods from Winni- ���������  peg to* the Coast.-*"  Sis stjits *m:a.odej to obdbb  SIBBALD, Notary Pubii-.  KEVEl.STOK'S. B. C  time he for.  I'sf.ipe.  : he was   able   to   makfe bis I  NEW  and Fine Stationery just  opened at  BEWS' DROdSfORE  4*5*  eWe have a well assorted  stock of Tc:-:l Books and  Scribblers.Pencils, Boxes  and Writing materials.  New, Bright Colors  in Crepe Tissue Paper  WALTER   BEWS,  I'hm   B.. liniKCist anil Stationer,  BKOUX lil.OI.-K.  The Blue Jay.  tf.   A.   Biadl-'iy.   mai.iii.oi'   of     the  Durjiiesne   Mining  Company  camp in  on TuendayV  boat   from Smith Creek.  When   a*-ked   concerning  the  rumors  that he   had   i-lriirjk    bedrock   on Lht*  company's    property.     Jlr.     I'rndley  stated thnt   whih*   they  were -ivorking  hetwetn    tin'   l'Ini    lofk   tbey hud not  renched   tlv   bottom   wilh   tbe main  tunnel vet.      ()winj������   to   the fncL that  the bedio"U i������very fintiind apparently j  has no jjr.ide    uhati*ier. it   iv.*i-*   round  neci>H*.:u-y to  continue   tiie tunnel m ii  higher level than th" nedroek with the i  hope ol' encMimrei'hij^ ".lie *-air)e fiiil.be:-  up the   ehanneb      Tbey    have    tested  bedrock   at   vai ions  point*; alon'rUie  main tunnel  and   found good pay dirt,  at every    point.      The    piiydirtbein.tr  below the  dr.iin.'it;e   level,necessitates  I he further   extension of   the    tunnel,  whieh is now   run some 700 feet to t.ip  bedro;k..     .Mi*.    Br.idlev    returns     to  Srn'Ui Greek   by   tomorrow'.*, boat  will continue   i.o   direct Lh_p Oj-.eration  at the mine personally.  WE GUARANTEE  *���������   t  TO C1VE  ENTIRE  SATISFACTION.  ONCE A  CUSTOMER  ALWAYS A  CUSTOMER  WE DEFY COMPETITION  IN QUALITY AND PRICE  WE HAVE on om* Two Floors just  now a varied collection of Onk  Dressers. Stands, Extension and  . Centre Tables, Large Polished Oak  Hocking Chairs. Sideboards in great'  variety, Upholstered goods, carpets,  etc. '  'Call and inspect^tho stock.  Liberal discount for cash on   any  of  tlio above articles.  R. HOWSON & CO.,  Upholstering.   Picture Framing.  Furniture,     Undertaking,  UftsVllgl' (to  Tailorin$_ ^  We liave the  latest and  ..largest ..stock . to _ _ .select  from.     Now is the time  to have your Suits made.  J. B. CRESSMAN,  ���������    Art Tailor, ������S?,e  Douttlsss She Was.  Mrs. Erowno���������And  who Is the pro.il-  U1<| i Cirrxt ot your ci'iti row, Mra. Malaprop?  Mrs.   Malaprop     proudly)���������I   am     Ui<s  rir^^cnt en-cumbr.in.e, just now.���������Philadelphia "Pr������ss."  NOTICE  Neat, Clean and Attractive  Wiork Guaranteed.  All the latest faces in type  At the IFkkalo Office  Bargains.  When woman r,t  Ttrff.rm wj.l Ju^  Two tlr.li-.r vote-.  To  $1.08.  TAKE NOTICK tlmt CO iliiys nftnr date r Intend  to iif.t'ly to tli������ Cliicf Commission!*!* of  I.niifls huh Works lor jiurinlxslnii to cut nnd  oarry RWity ttrnbor /rom the following dcK-  cirlbtid lttniU:  (���������omrni-MciiiK nt D. Knniifidy's No. 1 1'oqt nt  lis Mllf. riiiinliii. went 4ilt'lifthii; llifiic-e north  Wi'*h Inn; ilieiide cnst-10 cIiuImh; tliunvc Kouth  Vfi i.'lmlns to tho point of commencement,  follou-lnffl'lidi Itiver.  rintcd thin iOth dity of August 190?.  1)  KKNNKDY.  i.-.to politics  h". ureal,  i*III he m-'irkcd dotvn-  Thc  "Cnpital."  Jny���������Yes, sir; ivncn I wa." In XeiT  Tork a Hhnrp^r rnhliod me of Fifty dol-  Itirs. Ir:iy���������Why aidn't you call a. policeman? "VV.-n. j thought fifty dollars  was  enough."���������I'i,tlndclphla  "Press."  "T round clehlf-on umhrcllns In th*  ehurr.h ypslprd'ty." said .the sexton to  th<* niini-(..|* i.h,. ,, ,y .-.rtPr a rainy  Sniid-iy. "oh, well," said the dominie,  "t.il;p thotn to rny study; thoy nre pio-  ���������wibly Intended as contributions to the  cons-clence fund."���������Yonkers "Statesman."  NOTICE  TAKKNOriCK Hint CO dnys nfter date I Intend  to npplv   io   Hie  Chief  Commissioner of  T.niwN and il'orfcs for  permission  t,> cut nnd  curry mvny  tiinlier   from   the following des-  tri:ottnrncni:1nit nt II. Wright's No. 1 Post at IR  Mllo, thpiico riiiinliiis nest -to chains; tlmnce  north lfiOelmliis; thence cnstltl chains; thence  soutli IHO rtinlii** to the point of commencement, following Kl������h Kiver.  Dated tills Mth day ������'A"***,'"'H,9,^vRIGjIT  .1. Ilnrloiv unu J. H. Alexander  rejii*i������Hentinp.The York County Loiui k  Sivings Co., of Toronto, are in the  city on business connecttd with their  compiiny.  Real Estate Bargains  $1450  Good Residence &  Store Building.  Terms���������$200 cash ;  Balance  on Easy  Terms.  $1250  8-Raomed Eesi-  dence, with all  modern . improvements. A. very desirable property. -Terms can lie arranged  with suitable party.  .0 Boomed /House,  with bathroom, etc..  good   cellar.    W ell  situated   for   a   C. P. R.   man.  I5asy Terms.  $900  Plustered House  with stone foundation. Good garden  50x100 feet���������well located.   This  is a special bargain.  $1200  $1050  A fine Besidencs  ���������7 large roome  and Bath Room.  Electric Lighting, garden 50x100  feet. A comfortable home,  selling ata great sacrifice.      (  80 acre Farm, about  5 milesfrom Salmon  Arm Station. Best  of soil, good l imbei for domestic*  uses and good roads. Terms to  the right party.  A Number of Othor Real Estate Bargains.      Call and Inspeot Our list.  Revelstoke Smelter Townsite  Fine Residential and Business Lots in all parts" of the  City on easv terms of* payment. A limited number of Five-  Acre Garden Plots within five minutes' walk from the  centre of City, are now ready for sale. Easy terms of payment.  ���������  *_������������������������������������__>      ___������___������S>C     Re������l Estate Brokers. <>  LEWIS*   BROS-   Financial and Insurance Agents.   .  4

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