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 1 'I  r  t*"*\   '.  _A-3STID  j ������3  ALD  RAILWAY    MEN'S   JOURNAL.  Vol    V.  No    186  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   OCTOBER 2, 1902  $2 OO a Year in Advance.  NOW  ARRIVING  '<���������?*  SHEETINGS,  PILLOW CASINGSj  COTTONS  FLANNELETTES , -  GINGHAMS  TOWELINGS  TOWELS  FLANNELS  CANTON "FLANNELS  FLOOR OIL CLOTH  TABLE OIL CLOTH  BED SPREADS  TABLE LINENS  -TABLE NAPKINS  TABLE CLOTHS  LACE 0IRIAINS  From $1.25 to $.ib Per Pr  We can  save . you  money  -   on Drygoods.  1  HOSIERY  We' are now unpacking  a"-big range in. Ladies1,  . Children's, Men's*' and  Boys' Hosiery in Wools,^  .' Cashmere and Silks.  Ladies' and  Children's Underwear  In this line our stock is  ��������� complete and up-to-date.  We can suit all tastes  and .fancies. "Ladies���������if  you are wanting something nice and serviceable it will pay- you* to  *-=���������^-look-over_our_goods.^���������   GLASSWARE  and ROCKERY  Berry Setts', Table Setts,  Water,- Setts, Goblets,  Tumblers," Glasses of all  kinds now in stock.  GROCERIES  ���������  Our Stock is always the  very best that can be  procured.  We make a Specialty of   *  Ow leas And Coffees  Give.Our O. O. Blend Coffee  a Trial.  THE PAYROLL  Goldfields1 Prospects for the near  Future ��������� Stamp Mills, Saw  Mills, Tramways will make it  the Banner City.  That Goldfields is llie centre of the  big, rich, free gold i-iiuip of Fish River  is not better illustrated tb'in by lhe  fact that ilie miueis employed in thr  big mines in tbtil country nre all  drawing lheir pay from lhe mines  situate right at its very doors. Take  the Camborne group on whieh the  Northwestern Development Syndicate  are operating their tw-nty.slamp mill,  their electric power house, boarding  houses, offices, etc., are all within a  three minute walk of the main "-Ireet  of Goldfields. The Eva just ptuchased  by the British Columbia Corporation  Co. Limited, is just across Fish River  from Goldfields, which liver is spanned  by one of the best bridges in tbe  Kootenay, and built by the enterprising owners of Goldfields. ' Tlie men  working on the Eva can leave any one  of the tunnels on tbe property or the  camp grounds on this property and  reach Goldfields in 25 minutes. The  Oyster Group too is within easy leach  of the town. These facts can be verified by a visit to the camp. Thus it  will be seen that Goldfields has a very  bright future before it, as the payioll  town of that district.  H. Z. Brock, the energetic manager  of the Northwestern Development  Syndicate, is pushing the work on the  company's properties and preparing  the situ for the stamp mill and the  aerial tramway. Tlie right of way for  the aerial tramway from- the big gold  oie showings on the famous Goldfinch"  and other claims of the group is about  completed. The machinery is being  rushed through to the site and the big  cables^for the tiamwiiy, v weighing  neaily'seven .tons are being hauled.in  over the Comaplix wagon road.. .Mr.  Brock expects everything in first class  riuuiing:''shiVpe "about .-.the fiist of.the  new year. ' ~i ,       '  ."-  ,.  *'The sawmill j'uit installed on the  townsite*' is rushed to fill orders for  lumber for building purposes. Theie  are in Goldfields.over a dozen foundations laid for hotels, stores, and private  residences only awaiting the lumber  to rush them to completion.'"    '  J. Martin;- of- Hancock, Mich., has  the lots all cleared on Main Street, and  ehe foundation laid for his hig hotel.  Within sixty days it is expected the  building will be completed.  Howson and Keefer are pushing  ahead the woik on their hotel on  Water street, and as fast as lumber is  procured the work will be rushed.  This house will be three storeys high  and modern Improvements the order  from first to last.  The Kootenay Lumber Co. of Coma-1  plix.'have established a stote here, and  A.-G.-Fraser, of_Beaton, is_also_erect__  ing a store building. Both stores will  carry very large and extensive stocks.  ' R. F. Perry, the manager of the  Townsite Co. reports a ready sale of  lots and a good deal uf enquiry regarding the camp.  The Northwestern Development  Syndicate will require about 200,000  feet of lumber for the construction of  their buildings.  Boyle Ave., and $1 from pit near  Robinson's mill, to any point east of  lloylo Ave.: and .1. Hutchison, 71c.  There being a misuiideislanding  among thc the tenderers where the  gravel was to be drawn from, owing  lo the lack'of proper specifications, it-  was decided to call for new tenders.  Public Works committee reported  having had stone foundation put in for  scales instead of wooden one as at first  intended.  The matter of procuring trucks for  extension ladders foi lire luigades was  laid over till next year.  Aid. Taylor called attention to  people digging ditches across the  streets and leaving them unprotected  at night.  A Wise Member.  If you really want downright, real  enjoyment that will make you say, it  is the best 1 ever witnessed, then see  "A Wise Member," who will be witli  you soon, accompanied by his family  of merrymakers.  Each of the three acts biistles with  qualities that combine to make a great  success. The development of the plot  is of unusual strength and is so full' of  surprises, and ludicrous laughter, provoking situations, that it should be  seen to be appreciated. Tou have no  doubt witnessed many good plays, .but  "A Wise Member" is greater. You  have perhaps laughed at funny  situations, but "A Wise Member"' has  funnier ones. Possibly you have been  moved to great applause by clever  specialties "A* -Wise Member" will  surpass anything you have ever seen  in that as well as all other respects.  Revelstoke opera house, one night  Friday, Oct. 3rd.  .    .-.Boston Entertainers.  . Mr.'C.'W. Thomas, manager of the  noted Boston Entertainers arrived  here today for the purpose of making  arrangements to have his people  appear here next week. They give a  clein,refined,humorous entertain ment.  Individuals' us" we'l" as the" press "of  Kamloops speak of them in 'most  glowing terms.. If necessary support  can be secured they will appear heie  n ,-xt week���������Thu"sda5*.   * .  Agent Wanted.  Active District Agent "wanted by the  Standard Life Assurance Company.  Favorable terms will be arranged with  reliable man. Apply to J.*' W. Kerr,  British Columbia Branch Office, Vancouver, i . -  The B. C. Corporation with that  Amount of Capital have Acquired the Famous Eva Mine  Situate Near Goldfields.  Tlie British Columbia Corporation  have acquired the Eva, situate on Fish  River directly opposite Goldfields  about a mile distant. The capital  stock of the company is five hundred  thousand dollars,, in 500,000 shares of  one dollar each, lhis company now  own a very valuable property and will  increase the payroll for the new town  of Goldfields.  * The property consists of.eight claims  and fractions, containing altogether an  area of about 108 acres, most of which  are crown granted, and applications  for grants have, been made on the  balance. The formation of the country  rock in the vicinity is a talcoso and  micaeous schist, moie or less metamorphosed, at intervals to closely  resemble sandstone or quartzite. The  walls of the veins are well defined.  The belt traversing the property is  traceable for several miles, some of the  pioperties lying along it being the  Camborne, Oyster, Beatrice, Nettie L.  and Silver Cup groups.  There are six main tunnels on the  propeity, Irom which have been run  nnmeious drifts. There are also a  number of smaller cuts and surface  workings. On No'. 1 tunnel there are  355 feet of workings.- No. 2 tunnel is  in 95 feet. Noi 3 has a total length of  workings of -106 feet. No. ������ is 114 feec.  No. 5 is 122 .and" No. 6 is COO feet in  length. The total length of the tonne!  workings" amounts to-1,017 feet. The  cost -'of tunnelling was found to be  about $10 per foot for the greater part  of the win king.'but lately it has'been  reduced to less than $7 per foot. This  is by hand drilling, and il is estimated  that when power, is installed this cost  can lie cut in half. ..L��������� ,..___  -" The success uf Ihe properly is already  "assured. $100,000 worth of "shares has  been underwritten in Chicago, and^A.  F. Roseiiberger,'wbo negotiated the  deal in Chicago last week; will return  in the course of a week and will  inspect the property with a committee  of underwriters. .   ,  later..  Since the above article was written  the Herald has been informed by  wive that the 100,000 shares offered at  $1 per share have been over subscribed.  70,000 shares'have been disposed of at  $2 per shave, leaving only 30,000 shares  at $2 in the treasury. A. F, Rosen-  beager and the Mines Exchange Ltd..  of Nelson, wlio floated the new compnny, must certainly be satisfied with  thc success attending their efforts.  On Sept. 21th the Hkrald received  notice tbat $100,000 had been under-  written at Chicago. On the 1st day of  October, seven days later the stock  hud advanced to $1 above par, and the  stock oll'ered has been many times  over subscribed before the company  was properly launched. There is, as  the Hekalu has always maintained,  a belief in the riches of this province  entertained by the moneyed men  of ihe east and particularly ol the  United States, and they have only  been awaiting an opportunity to  demonstrate that fact. There is no  richer district in British Coluinliiii  than the famous free milling gold  camp on Fish River at Goldfields.  That the Eva will stand inspection  and bear out the claim of the former  owners that it was a mine worthy of  the consideration of capitalists, the  Herald firmly believes is the case.  We know the property and the location  in the gold belt and the Herald looks  forward with much interest to the  future development and operations on  this ground.  - Address to Mr. Shaw,  The following is a copy of the  address presented to Mr. Shaw by His  Worship.the Mayor, on the evening  previous to his departure for London  England, where he with Mrs. Shaw  and family will in future reside :  C. E. Shaw, Esq.,  Revelstoke, B. C.  Dear Mr. Shaw,���������The members of  the municipal council of the city of  Revelstoke desire, on behalf of themselves and the citizens of Revelstoke,  to express (p you their regret that you  have deemed it advisable to tender  your resignation as city clerk. During  the'p.ist four years you have faithfully  and ably discharged the many duties  devolving upon you, and we believe  you have given'entire satisfaction to  the citizens, and have done excellent  work in the city's interests, displaying,  upon all occasions, good judgment and  ability, and uniform courtesy towards  all. Though .we regret to learn that  you contemplate removing from out  midst, it is a source of gratification to  us to'knpw-'that'-you return.to the,old,  land in''anticipation of "improving yonr  position in life, and'we assure you that  you and Mrs'.' Shaw; will carry with  you*the highest'esteein of the residents  of our city. -As some further recogni*,  tion of your valuable services to the  city, the council have appropriated the  aiuii of $100 to be handed to you as a  bonus to your'salary for this year, and  we ask you to acceptthe. accompanying  purse of gold, with the best wishes of  the members of the council.  Revelstoke, Sept. 2*1, 1902. *  BEGINS TO-DAY.  City Council.  The city fathers met Friday evening  with Mayor O'Brien in the chair and  Aid. Taylor, McLeod, Manning and  Hume present.  Mrs. Willis wrote asking council to  make some improvements onBoyle  Ave. from First Street to_ Victoria  Road.���������Referred to Public "Works  Committee.  The government road superintendent at Vernon wrote stating the city  were welcome to use of road giader,  provided they paid freight on same  from and to Vernon; also that a man  who thoroughly understood the working of the grader could be supplied for  $3 per day, transportation and board.  ���������Council decided to get grader and  man to run same.  H. E. Gillies, Canadian Birbeck  Agent at Regina, wrote asking for  information re Water and Light debentures.���������Information was supplied.  Applications were received, for the  position of assistant to the city clerk,  trom C. J. Aman, J. M. Graham, and  J. E. Spurling. On a ballot being  taken Mi*. Aman was declared elected.  Tenders for gravel contract were  received from R. Samson at 90c. per  cubic yard; J. M. McCallum. 73c.; J.  Kernaghan, 00c. from gravel pit at thc  court house hill to any point west of  OCTOBER, the month when  prudent  buyers  make  their  Blanket Purchases,' a season  when  Stocks are at their fullest and the most complete assortment of New Goods are here to choose <-  ��������� from, offers unusual opportunities to all attending.    Fcr instance,  a 7 lb.  blanket that is ' (tin  Va  regularly worth S4.25, .can be bought for '     JkJ   \$U  THEN'a Special High Grade Pure Wool, English Blanket which weighs 8 lbs., joins  " in "at the specially low price of .- XV   Wool  Blankets at Reasonable Prices  WOOJ. BLANKETS��������� A Pure Wool Rlnnket. the best value)  that hau ever been offered In tblB city (or the <Jjii Kft>  money.   Weight, 7 lbs.   Special Value    ������Bt������������*U)  i  Another Valuable Offer In llie Blanket Line. A Blanket���������  8 lbs In. weight���������nn uiKlltmutable value at this (Blkn  specially low price.   Special por pair   ������PUiUU  EXTRA   SALE   OF   DRESS   SKIRTS.  'SOME OTHER STYLISH SKIRTS���������If you haven't looked)  over this stock lately you will be Interested to sec thc>  great collection of latest Fall Ideas wc have carried out)  in the Season's Best Materials. Tbe prices alone don't)  give you an idea of thc modish quail- All DRflPBQ?  ties.   Come and criticl&e them  /������U_L refills CO.  J SKIRT LUCK   for  a  Hundred   Womou���������a  decidedly nice  <       choice  at $100   each,   Twenty  Only���������Ladies'   Walking  . Skirts nf Heavy Frieze,  unlincd colors, Black  ttJC nn  Oxford and Navy Hluc.  BEFORE ALL THE WORLD  We Offer the Best Bargains in Men's Suits and Overcoats in the West  We claim to offer the Best Values in the West.     Big Claim.     Come and see if it is right,  Fall Suits���������a line worth M0.60���������Can be bought at   00(1(1) (  OurStorefor    90.VV I >  the Nattiest Head} Tailored Suit you ) {,,,._          .,,_,'��������� .        ^  (perfection  In  everyway).    Prices   lAftn. > Fall Over Coats at ������1B to open this Season at a   M4 nn  wn to .     IZiUUJ (       price within the reach ol all    iBI-f.UW  Wc show you the Nattiest Heady Tailored Sujt vou  ever saw  $16.50    Dow  Fall Overcoats at .11.50.   To Open this Season at   fl<Q Rfl  the remarkably low price of    W.uil  "We will be glad to have vou come and look at the line3 we speak of to-day. Then you will see how  good the quality.   How great the saving.  _^__^_______^_______^ *���������>  REID & YOUNG,  LATEST '.EWS  BY TELEGRAPH  The News of the World in Briel  As Received Over the Wires  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  Medals for those who served in the  latter period of the South African war  including Canadians, will be a new one  struck by special order of the King.  The d.ite for the next Palma tiophy  competition has been net for July 11th,  1003.  It i*s expected that the cable steamer  Colona will complete tlie --laying of  cable from B.unfield Creek to Fanning  Island on S.mrlay.  President Mitchell of the miners  union has acccepted an invitation from  President Roosevelt to attend a conference at Washington on Friday.  127 warrants have been served on  strikeis and sympathizers at Uentralia,  Pa., on ch.uges. of various natures.  150 Greek notables have been murdered by Bulgarians in the districts of  Monasir and Salonica dur'ng the past  two months.  Coal matteis are becoming serious in  New York city.   Dealers are charging  a trifle-over, one cent a pound, and in  t-*.*** t'    -.  one casje*.$23 for a tor. was Hiked.  Chicago. Oct. 1.���������Members of the  coal teamsteis union have refused to  haul coal for the public schools unless  the school board insists on the coal  company, from whom they obtain the  ���������supply, paying llieir men union wages.  Lucerne, Switzerland, Oct. J.-  Lord Salisbury left here last night for  his villa at Beanliiui, near Nice.  London, Oct. 1.���������-The divorce of  Lord Hope fioni May Yohe, was made  absolute this morning.  .Washington,   , Oct..  1 President  Roosevelt, Secretary Boot, Secretary  'JIobdy.-Attorfl'ey"Weneral. Knox, and  Postmaster. General Payne,' resumed  conference on ihe strike situation thia  morning. It is expected an. oflk-ial  statement will be issued this afternoon.  Elkhoun, Man.', Oct. 1,���������As the  result of ii quarrel between two Italian  navvies, one lies in the hospital with a  bullet hole through his neck, the other  escaped.  FALL MILLINERY.  Handsome   Display  at Messrs.  Reid .& Young's.  Last Thursday Messrs. Reid & Young  opened up a .millinery department in  connection with their business under  the management of Miss* Ward who  has just arrived froni Toronto and  Montreal after attending .the...whole;,  sale millinery openings in these cities.  The latest creatiors in the millinery-  art and styles that are to be the rage  this seasoti were on' display at their  show room and were universally  pronounced both in style and price to  do credit to the city and.equal to  anything to be seen in the larger cities  in the west.  The low wide brimmed hats are to  be the prevailing fashion. They are  raised off the head with narrow firm  bandaure. _ This,_couibined .with the  hroad^outliHe giving a graceful pose  and'a more picturesque effect than it  was possible to obtain from the top  heavy creations that have been the  prevailing style of late years. The  material used in making are largely  felt, heaver and plush. In trimmings,  paradise birds, wings and plumes are  lavishly used in combination with  ribbons, laces, chenilles, etc., making  up most effectively. The colors are  varied as usual, the soft pleasing tones  and shades are used which rest  harmoniously upon the soft felt back  grounds. Green, blues, sapphires, a  new red, brown and castor are much  in evidence. Everything is selected  by Miss Ward personally and the  ladies may depend upon the very  newest styles in the market that will  be fashionable for fall and 'winter.  Rev. S. J. Green, of Tiout Lake City5  is in the city.        v  D. and J. Inches returned Monday  evening from their trip to the Old  Country.  E. M. AHum the jeweller is moving  into the pr*iiii*.es on McKenzie Ave.  recently occupied hy Mrs. Turnross-an  a fruit store.  W. Winsor, of the C.P. R., returned  on Monday night from Montreal where  he has been on company business for a  couple of weeks.  The St. .Andrew's Willing Workevs  will hold their handkerchief sale and  entertainment ou Thanksgiving alter*  noon and evening in Selkirk Hall.  Mr. Forbes, accountant of the Moi*  sons bank, and Mrs. Forbes, returned  Monday .evening from a couple of  weeks' visit to friends at Calgary.  A quiet wedding was performed last  evening when H. Morris and Miss  Banbury _ were united in marriage.  The Herald extends congratulations  to the young couple.  ���������When you get a prescription and  want it accurately filled with the  puiestof drugs take it to the Canada  Drug & Rook Co., they buy in large  quantities'and only handle the beit of  medicines.  The Ladies Auxiliary of the hospital  will meet in No. 2 fire hall Tuesday  next, Oct. 7th, at 4 p. ro'. Election of  officers and other business will be  transacted.' :A full attendance is  requested.  At the last meeting of JL.. O. L. No.  165S, XV. Johnston was elected secretary, in the place 'of W. G. Birney,  who resigned on account of his having ,  left ths "city. A- committee was'  appointed to select a site upon which  it is the intention of the lodge to eract  a hall later on. -  - The new, Methodist Church of Trout  Lake City will be dedicated on Sunday  the ' 12th   inst.     Rev.   F. J. Betts, of  Grand .Forks, will  assist "in the cere.  mony.    On Monday evening the choir.  of "the Trout Lake Methodlst-ChiirchV  will givea. dinner"and^ dance in~aid of  the church funds.      ^ "-���������   ""'���������* '?A  '    " *   : i  Jas. McMahon is having-' his boom  strengthened at his shingle-mill below  the old smelter site. At Mr. McMahons  camps about fifty miles-up0 the river  the men are*placing the logs in the  river this week and''.when the drive  reaches' this boom the/tnilL will be  running full time all winter. "  Drygoods Merchants.  Mackenzie Avenue.  S. F. XV. Gainer, from Ferguson, "is  spending a few days with his family  here.  Mr. LeMaistre, of the firm of  LeMaistre k Scott, spent a coupla of  days at Goldfields last week.  Father Altoflf, who is en route to  Nelson where he will be stationed in  the future spent a dav in the city the  guest of Mr. and Sirs. Wilkes this  week.  y  Dealers in  . FIRST-CUSS  Groceries  flour, feed  MtCldry's  famous Stoves  Tinware, draniteware  Heavy and  Shelf Hardware  u  Stores at  Revelstoke  Nakusp  New Denver. -ap  Santos-Dumoni Answers His  Critica,  4L Santos-Dumont lias at last answered hia critica, Ba publishes in  the "North American Review" for  June his first aTticfl* cm aerial locomotion, find, despite the criticism of scientists, ho makes good his  case of the air-ship .against the aeroplane. Most of th* criticisms havo  been to thu effect that Santos-Dumont  bas been on the wronjr track; that no  ���������balloon���������an apparatus lighter than the  air, at the mercy, mon or less, of the  winds of heaven���������could ever become a  commercial success; that though ha  could guide it to a certain extent, he  could never ho sura of reaching any  ���������point; and, finally, that the birds of the  air, being themselve* heavier than the  air, moved by mean*of dlrigrlble planes  ���������wings���������and '.were he-Id in space by  means of locomotion, which went to  (prove that similar human machines  could alone be successful. That was  and is ln the main good reasoning. But  Bantos-Dumont says: "Beg-innlngr with  this year, I shall attempt to apply ln  lhe air the principles of aviation prs-  Iierly so called, in ���������uWectlng my airships to a continual evolution. In the  ���������ame proportion that I dncrease the extent of the inclined planes symmetrically disposed at th* right and left, I  ���������hall reduce the surface of the envelope  -mt varnished si.k, and, consequently, the  volume of hydroge������ relatively to tha  ������ower of the motor. Thus I expect  gradually to diminish the role of thc  Aydrogen, making. ������������������condary its Importance, which Is now primary/and  ���������ven completely dotaff away with ths  ������se of -this gas. Tha alr-shlp will then  tiave become an aeroplane ln the absolute sense of the wortf, and I hope that  ���������some day we shall see It such. That  'Aay Is undoubtedly -BOt far distant/but  ���������the flying-machine will be achieved  '-���������only by the way of ���������urolutlon, by making the air-ship pass toroujfh a series of  transformations analogous to the.meta-  -morphoses by whloh the chrysalis becomes the winged fctxtterfly. My airship, which raises Itself by pushing  T>ac3c the air, has already done better,  than   the   chrysalis,   whose   elongated  ��������� ' form It resembles, it may be that very  --���������Boon nothing will provent It from free-  ;.ving Itself completely from Its cocoon of  .relit   lined, with  hydrogen,   and   from  lieing wholly comparable to a butter-  '.fiy."  "In other -words, lie began litri expert-'  'itnents with a larjre balloon and small  _ ���������.ttpotora   and   pltinao.    Gradually   from  ."������������������practical  expertoace In the air he'.re-  ,'JBuces the size ot tho balloon, the'quantity  of. hydrogen, snd    enlarges    the  ��������� ���������.-planes and motors, aod he says he has  carried this far'eno.iigh to prove to his  own satisfaction that lt Is only a ques-  . tion of time and  careful study to reduce the balloon to a minimum and the  aeroplane  principle    to    a  maximum.  ���������T-That sounds right; that Is the method  -i>t the great entity which laid down the  *ia.ws of evolution; that Is   the survival  -���������f the fittest.   And meantime the great  ������������������������������������aeronaut   Is  expei-imontlnar in  the  air  ���������and  not  In   the  laboratory,  which   In  '���������uch evolution contains the essence of  -���������sUtlmate success.  Dowie's Crisis.  _   ! "Ilaroer's "Weekly."  -"Dr. John Alexandss* Dowie, self-a������-  vjelalmed   reincarnation of  the  Prophet  ^Elijah,   banker   and   publisher,   divine  -~3iealer and absolute owner of a town  '-Tviih more than 4,000 residents, General  -Overseer   of   the   Catfcolic   Church   ln  i-Xlon, lace manufacturer,  and founder  '���������"."���������Mid head of the Theocratic party, for-  s-SBier Presbyterian preacher and present  "millionaire, 'who Is ..said to; draw regu-  ������������������'terly ev-sry v.-eek:one-ten-th of the total  - Income of more  than .thirty., thousand  -families ln the United Stales:and other  ���������parts   of   the   world,   has- apparently  "reached  a crisis  in  his  career,  which  ���������_Si*i5 so far been a remarkable demon-  .-*tration of the power possible to a man  ---who combines shrewdbus'n?ss methods  .-With tiie audacity and  fierce earnestness of a religious; fanatic.    The car-  ..fllnal. doctrine .of Dowie's  creed is  di-  -���������Jrtne healing   through   the   prayers   ot  ^SSmse!f-and-Oi-his_aposil*:_s._By_p__c_j___l.__.  "lag  this  doctrine  and  by  dei/oufu-fng  ���������Shyslcians and all   drugs as   allies of  ���������She  devil,  he  has  brought  about  him  "kendredsj of   Invalids,   some   ol   ihem  -bringing with them considerable sums  .of  money.    Two   weeks  ago  his   only  daughter, Esther, was terribly burned  -iy flames resulting from the ovcrturn-  /--teg'i of an alcohol-lamp.     Her wounds  riWere dressed by one of Dowie's elders,  -after which the General Overseer and  ~aia chief men spent the whole day, in  ���������ijrrayers about h-r bedside.    At nighi-  SaDl  the  young  woman   was ..suffering  _ ���������_t*errible   agony,   and at   last   paternal  v*iore overcame the scruples of her f.ith-  sr, and.he sent for one of the despised  ..physicians.      The    physician who  re-  >������Cponded says that, from the tlrst there  _\5<ju'.d have heen no hope for Miss Dow-  ^"3-e's   recovery.     She   died   durinj?   the  evening.   And now the thousand-*, who  -octualiy  look   upon   the   fjray-b-rar-!. d  --old"Scotch-Australian  as   more    than  human, *and  who have listened  to  his  terrible denunciation* cf medical  men  ts   words   inspired,   are   asking-  what  ���������thej- shall think of hts own act of here-  ey  In   tlie   hour   of persona!   distress.  Dowie himself slipped oft  to his summer    home,  leaving    behind    him  his  . apostles and a number of phonographic  records of his own "tosplred  speech,"  ���������to which  5.0007 followers,  gathered   in  tiie Chicago Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, -listened midway between are  and Incredulity.   Within recent innnths  Dowie and the,great relljjlous^busln^Ra  ���������enterpr.sc-3  he  has  built" up have  received several other severe shocks.   By  ������. court decision he was forced to pay  more than 5100,000 to an English manufacturer he had persuaded to take up  Sis residence in the holy city of "Zion,"  located  forty  miles north  of  Chicago,  or.   tiie  shore  of  Lake Michigan,  and  ���������snore recently there was a. severe outbreak of smallpox la the Divine Healing  College  which h* has established  Jn  -Michigan   avenue.     "Whatever,  the  outcome of the present crisis, it is certain  that Dowie  and the rtrange and  Taaatic   following' h������ has  built,   up   In  tea  years  are  worthy of  the   serious  study of sociologists.  W"'   HERE AND THERE  Canaries havo heen known to live 21  yemra.  '"'' There are 20,000 different kinds or  butterflies.  The cost of St. Peters' Homo, was  more than $70,000,000.  Glasgow Kas about 80,000 isorc inhabitants than Liverpool.  The seventeen wealthiest persons Id  Prussia own together $250,000,000.  The flrst day's attendance at the  Paris -Exposition was not so large as  was expected.  The fastest flowing river in tho  world Is the Sutlej, in India. Its descent is 12,000 feet in 180 miles.  The great popular maladies, throat,  nasal and bronchial catarrh, are quite  unknown in Spitsbergen.  Over 40,000 trees, representing 100  different varieties are to he set out in  Riverside Park, New York.  A candidate for the school hoard in  Kansas City was defeated at the polls  because he smoked cigarettes.  The British  exchequer's balance at  the Bank of England on April 1 was  ?26,000,000 greater - than a   year   ago.  The Farmers' International Union  has decided to sell milk in Syracuse  at four cents a quart the year round.  The police board of Chicago has Issued an order prohibiting smoking hy  policemen in uniform, ���������whether on or  off duty. >  South Africa; Is of volcanic origin,  and the land In the vicinity of Kimberley is so sulphurous that even ants  cannot exist upon it.  Railroads of East and West Java  have recently been united, so that one  can now travel from one end of the)  island to the other in two days.  Borne one has calculated that the  postmen of London walk, "together,  something like 48,360 miles a day*���������a  distance equal to twice the circumference of the globe.  The old home of Chief Justice Marshall of Richmond, Va., is to be preserved as a memorial by an association  incorporated recently by the Legislature of Virginia for that purpose.  Mississippi expects its new -Capitol  so long desired, to be ready for occupancy when the State^ Legislature  meets in January,-1902."-^One million  dollars has been appropriated for its  erection.  ������������������ Adelbert S. Hay, the-American consul at Pretoria.ihas received from England and Cape Colony six and one-half  tons of gifts, for British prisoners. Tho  Transvaal authorities admitted tha  articles free of duty.  From the white pine forests of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan' last  year were cut more than 6,000,000,000  feot of lumber in addition to what was  cut fof railway ties, poles, pulp and  other products.  The total amount of money coined  by all Queen Victoria's predecessors on  tlie throne was $i;025,000,000. During  the present reign the mint haa turned  out $2,250,000,000, including $790,000,000  in India���������a record for all time.  - In New, York city the Metropolitan  Street Railway Company has 284  miles of track, and lastyear carried on  them 255,836,000 passengers, or about  half tKfe number carried , on all tho  steam railroads of the United States.  Golden and diamond weddings were  celebrated by 614 couples in Prussia In  1899, and the State distributed jubilee  medals to each husband and wife. In  Berlin and the provinces of Brandenburg the number of these "couples was  115.  An automatic window lock has been  designed by a resident of New Zealand,  .having a sliding bolt set within a casing on the lower sash; with an eyelet  in the upper sash and a lever which1  throws the bolt Into the eyelet when  the window is closed.  At" Liverpool details of a sailor's  miraculous escape from drowning  were related. The second mate, Henry  Carrier, of the barque .Valnna,. was .  ���������washed overboard by an Immense  wave, but a minute later a return wave  carried him back, on the ship.  The great Glenn ranch of 75.000  acres, in the heart of the Sacramento  iValley,-Cal., Is to be subdivided into  small farm's and sold. Before the reforms In the Dakotas this Glenn ranch  was the largest wheat' producing establishment ln the country.  The bronze statue of" "Washington  and Lafayette, designed by Bartholdl,  being a replica of the statue In the  Place des Etats Unls in Paris/stands at  the junction of Morningaide and Manhattan avenues at One Hundred and  Fourteenth street. New York. It is the  gift to the city of Charles Broadway  Eouss, the blind merchant.  General Joubert was not a bftfer enemy of England. When contesting the  presidency with Mr. Kruger In 1888 ha  *aid: "I fought against the English for  our liberty, but I have now; as I had  then, no ill feeling whatever against  any other power."  The Chances of Long Life.  Wo should be afraid of the fear of  death���������not of death Itself. ; IE we!  follow this rule, there Is no reason why ive should not all become centenarians'���������so we are told  ln L1-..3 "Revue d'Economle Politique" by M. Jean Finot. This author  begins.an article un the limitations of  life by mentioning some traditional  long lives. Among these cases are  those of a resident of Goa, who is said  to have reached his four-hundredth  year in the enjoyment of all his intellectual faculties, a Scotchman who  lived,-to be over 200 years old, and various monks of .Mont Athos who hava  reached 130 years. He asserts that  Servian statistics for 1S97 show three  persons between 135 and 140 years old,  18 from 126 to" 135, 123 from 115 to 125,  and ������90 from 105 to 115. In 1890 thero  were, he says, in the United States,  8.9S1 persons over 100 years old and 21  in London. *M. Finot cites a mathematical formula, which he credits to  Dr. Richardson, by which anyone may  got an idea of his probable length of  life. It is only necessary to add ths  ages of one's father and mother to  those of one's two grandfathers and  two grandmothers, and the total: divided by six Indicates the exact number of years one should live. M. Finot  does not believe that the average  length of human life has been reduced.  On the contrary, he believes that It la  constantly' increasing, owing to the  progress of hygiene. Why do we grow  old at all?   The writer answers:  "For three reasons: First, wantof  physical exercise In the open air; second, poisoning by microbes which the  phagocytes have not succeeded in destroying; third, fear of death. It Is  hard to Imagine the Importance of this  last element;, If a man fears death. It  will carry him away. And yet it Is  quite pleasant to die; no ; sensation  could be compared to lt."  To. prove this assertion, M. Finot  quotes Helm, who related the sensations he experienced while falling with  his companions from the summit of one  of the Alps to a death which he miraculously escaped:  "At -first a sense of beatitude, then  complete insensibility to touch and  pain; Anally an -extreme rapidity of  thought and of imagination which in a  few seconds enabled * him to recollect  the events of his whole life. Therefore,  It is not death: we should fear, buttho  fear It inspires In us. We are wrong,  says Socrates/ to fear death,?as It is  our: greatest possession.on earth, and  Seneca adds that it Is the best of the  Inventions of life, while Montesquieu  concludes that '��������� we. should shed 'tears  for men when they are born and not  /when they die."  M. Henry de Varlgny examines tha  question of longevity In "L'UIustra-  tlon"' from another point of view. He  asks: Has the man of to-day a chance  to live longer than the man? of 2,000  years ago? He bases his iconcluslons  upon charts and: statistics "published by  Professor Karl Pearson ih"''Blometri-  ka":and upon the researches made by  W. Spiegelberg of Strassburg, on the  age of Egyptian mummies.. These conclusions are that an Egyptian who 2,000  years" ago lived to be 68 years' old iwas  likely to live longer than a modem  Englishman of the same age, *M. da  Varigny, gives the following, explanations  "Evidently there was among the  Egyptians a natural selection, resulting ' from environment, that does not  take, place to-day, at least to the same  degree, among civilized people. The  Egyptians who reached the age of 68  years had robust constitutions, and  therefore their chances of: longevity-  were exceptional.' 'Mortality was higher among the childrenand the adults,  and1 there,was a, kind: of'selection by,  death. The man of to-day is not  stronger; he is possibly, weaker.. But  the majority of the people live under  conditions more favorable to longevity,  because we know .what conditions; to  promote. In other words, the greater  expectation of average:I!fe is the result  of the progress of sanitary; science in  the fullest sense, and* not the result of  tun. increase of vitality. It IS the consequence of the evolution of man's intellect rather than of ithe evolution of  his body."  For these reasons .TM.-de Varlgny as-  -serts-that^aithough-Hh'e-chaiiess-of-iifc  have Increased for infancy, youth, and  the   prime  of  life,   they have  not   Increased for old age.  SfbcolnTti-and Beecher- Frayuijj  Together.  Samuel Bcoville, jr., grandson of  Henry Ward Beecher, writing ln ithe  "Sunday School Times" (Philadelphia),  tolls of a secret meeting (between President Lincoln and his grandfather ln  1S02.  "Late one evening a stranger called  at his (Mr. Beecher's) home and asked  to see him. Mr. Beecher was working  alone In his study, as was his usual  custom, amd this stranger refused .to  send up his name, and came muffled ln  a military: cloak which completely hid  his face. .Mrs. Beeoher's suspicions  were aroused, and she was very unwilling that he should have the Interview1 which he requested, especially as  Mr. Beecher's life .had been- frequently  threatened by sympathizers of tho  South. The latter, however, Insisted  that 'his visitor be shown up. Accordingly the stranger entered, the doors  were shut, and for hours the wife below  could hear their voices and their footsteps as they paced back and forth.  Finally/toward midnight, the mysterious visitor went out, still -muffled ln  his cloak, so that It was impossible to  gain any idea of his features.  "The years went by. The -war was  finished. The President *had suffered  martyrdom at his post, and It was not  until shortly before Mr. Beecher's  death, over twenty years later, that it  wis known that the mysterious stranger who toad called on the stormy .winter night was Abraham Lincoln. The  stress and : strain of those days and  nights of struggle, with all the responsibilities and sorrows of a nation fighting for its life thrust upon him, had  broken down his strength, and for  a time undermined : even his; courage.  He had: traveled alone hi disguise and  at night' from Washington to Brooklyn to gain the sympathy and help of  one whom-he knew as a man of God,  engaged In' the same great battle in  which he was the leader. Alone for  hours that night the two had wrestled  together in prayer with the God of  battles and the Watcher over the right,  until they had received the, help which  He had promised to; those who seek Hia  aid. "Whatever were the convictions  and religious belief of Abraham Lincoln,thereis no doubt that he believed  In prayer, and made that the source of  his strength."  First Aid to the Injured.  It seems a pity 'that among the  many, methods ofCered to the weak  of our generation for the undoing  of bad < habits and the counteracting  of the consequent physical ills, the Intellectual backsliders of the day should  be left to shift for, themselves. If nicotine and alcohol go down before No-  tobao and the Gold Cure, who shall  say, for instance, that the novel habit  would; not -yield .to proper . treatment?  Will no philanthropic alienist give us  an effective literary antiseptic, a. yellow-Journal antitoxin, or. a French  novel germicide? Meanwhile Neir York  "Life" suggests a few handy remedies  which have been found efficacious In  emereencles.  Cases of New York "Journal" Jaundice, ' exhibiting a marked contempt  for facts and, the gradual development  of a yellow streak, may be arrested, If  taken very early, .������y homeopathic  treatment. Dose: Fifteen -minutes of  day-before-yesterday's paper Smmadi-'  ately after breakfast.  Intellectual dyspepsia, following  overindulgence * in ; spiced French, entrees and Russian translations, requires careful treatment. A low diet  Is of ten recommended; such as the "Ladles' Home Journal" and "Once a  Week." We. prefer a few nionths  among the Literary Mountains.  Historical Romantimanla Is generally  regarded as harmless. It is apt to become chronic, however, if neirleoted. A  case will seldom resist' a few doses of  the dramatized versions.  , One .rratn of Kant's ."Critique"...' of  Pure Reason", and one grain of toothache, dissolved ln a teaspoonful of  common sense, make a good lotion for  mental astigmatism due to Mrs. Eddy's "Science and Health."  -Bs_lladc-of=-Stored- Furniture.  ROTHSCHILD'S MAXIMS  "Mamma," said the fair bather, "de-  dares that my bathing dress has not  enough _.oods in it." "Your mamma is  .mistaken," asserted -the young man;  ���������"it covers your shoulders completely,  ���������loe? .I'-mJL'   _j~-  In one of the private letters of tha  Jate Alphonse de "Rothschild these  maxims of success of the great house  of Rothschild are found:  Carefully examine every detail of  your business.  Take time to consider, hut decide  IJOsitiycly. ^  Dare to go forward.  Bear troubles patiently.      *���������*~"i?  Be brave in the struggle of life.  ' - ���������  Maintain your Integrity as a Bacr������a  Never toll business lies. "'r'  Make no useless acquaintances.  Never appear something more than  your are.  Pay your debts promptly.  Shun strong liquor. 7  Employ your time well.  Do not reckon upon chance.  Be polite to everybody.  Never be discouraged.  Then work hard and you will be certain to succeed.  A Tailor's Cunning-.  "You've made a mistake in my bill."  said a young man excitedly, yesterday  to the proprietor of a prominent tailoring house.  "That can't *be," asserted the tailor,  mildly.  .��������� "Oh, but It's so," exclaimed the youth  In a flurry. "Look: here! Ten* dollars  too much charged on "this bill."  The proprietor compared the bill with  his books. '"You're right, 'Mr. Blank,"  he admitted. : "I'll take ten dollars off,  and how much did you say you wanted  ���������to pay on account?"  The youn_r man grew red, coughed,  and Anally produced a.flve-dollar note.  "That works every time." confided  the tailor to an interested bystander,  after the ... customer had departed.  "Nothing brings a man here In such a  hurry .as .to overcharge him on'his bill.  Whten a customer gets a little backward and dodges the place, I send him  a Wll overcharging him.    He comes on  j T^ ~m "dry'bon'es of tho Family Ghost,  a rush to have  the mistake corrected  ['" Behind the Iron doors,* which,In .the  New York warehousas must number hundreds of thousands,'and .throughput all  our other cities, millions; the: furniture of  a myriad households Ib stored���������the effects  of people who have gone to Europe, or  broken up housekeeping provisionally or  definitively, or- have died, or been divorced. They are tho dead bones of  Homes,' or their ghosts, or their yet living  bodies,held In hypnotic trances, destined  again _n some; future time to animate  some house or flat anew."���������Mr. Howells  in "Harper's Magazine."] ,_  Years ago they i were packed away���������  Hammered and fastened and nailed up  tight,  To lighten the ravage of time's decay;  Stored  in  the warehouse out o������ sight.  But   these   Household   Gods,: by   their  ~- ancient right, ,  Their   rule   still   claim; o'er   the     realm  ttley've lost.  Though  we think wa've boxed up out  of  the  light  Tho old dry bones; of the Family Ghost.  The chnlrs are faded and worn and gray-  Queer old things of a monstrous height;  Ethel's piano would'sound,  to-day,  Tuneless and harsh In Its sorry plight.  Tom's   rifle" scarce >> would ' servo   In   a  fight.  Good for a random  shot at most,  Eleanor's dolls. Jack's lathe and kite.  and a little diplomacy does the rest.  Best of all. It doesn't hurt his feelings,  as11 would a visit from a collector."���������  Philadelphia. "Record."  Chimmie Fadden on Etiquette.  "Peoples get Rood manners from sood  meals. De'nation dat cooks de best,  dat solves meals de best, dat makes de  most of de ceremony of eating, haa de  best manners.'. De^nn-tlon' dat cooks de  wolst has maimers'most to de bad. I  shall not mention de nations I has In  mind, !>ecause France and England  has odder troubles between 'em, already. De better a meal Is cooked, da  more care 1st took, naturally, wit Its  soivice; de more elegant de solvice, de  ���������more ceremony do diners obsolves wit  each odder. Good manner*.*, is de ot>-  soivance of Close social ceremonies tint  iisag*. proves produce de least friction  and dc pleasanto.it relations. If Lord  Chesterfleld and Ward McAllister had  met In dls wolld, and accident made  'em dine togedder on camp-flre fore,  wltout aolvants, table linen, china, sll-  ves, gU-iss, flowers ��������� Just Ul-cooked  meals, wit only fingers to eat wit���������deir  manners. In a week, would been no  Better dan de Eskimos." '"  Sleeping Beauties.  "I've heard tell of some pretty hard  eleepers ln my day," said my landlord  the other daiy, "but I never mot  anything to come up to the performance of a servant g?al we had  here some years back. She' was  a mighty good worker, and in my  opinion used to set that thlred afore  turnln" in that she could ha' slept for  a. week If we hadn't changed her mind  for her In the mornin*. If lt hadn't  been for the muscle she spread over  her work we wouldn't ha' kept her a  day; but decent guls is hard to get  thes������ times, and we put up with her  for a good while on that account. After she'd been with us about ������, week,  and had got into the habit of droppin'  down to breakfast about eleven, we  thoueht we'd settle the matter *by buy-  in' her one of ��������� them alarum clocks  ���������that'll generally ring the inside of your  head dry in half a minute If you'ire a  plain, ordinary sleeper. But that didn't  answer anyhow. The first mornia'  the machine went off we heard It so  plain downstairs that I had ..to get up  and run out Into the garden to dodge  the ringing; but Salrey she comes  down about eleven o'clock as usual,  ; merely remarkin' that she was afraid  she'd overslept herself and had a lovely dream about the old home, where the  church balls was a-rlngln", which was  a sign of -et weddin', she said. This sort  of discouraged us a little, but, is I  said, we didn't like to part with the  i gal on that account, through her beln'  that industrious when she were awake.  For a little while .the wife she took to  goto' up and handlln' the gal personally about seven o'clock In the morning. She used! to have to haul the _ral  out -o' Tied, hand over hand, aa you  might say, and stand her up agin the  wall till she come to gradually.. But  after a while the wife she got tired o'  that, so we had to invent something  lesstroublesome. By and by I got an  idea. I sawed off the leg of the sal's  bedstead, which were a little wooden  one, and then fixed the leg on again, so  that by pullln' a piece of cord I could  bring; the leg away and let the; whole-  thing down pretty rapid like. ; "We"  passed the' cord under her door  down to our bedroom,'' and ln  the morning, when it was time Ho get  her up, all I,had to do was to pull the  rope and the gal 'ud' .bounce off on to  the floor. The glnl herself was most  anxious .to do the square thing by us,  and it upset her more'n anything to  think she couldn't ,wake up like an ordinary person; and for a .week or.so  she rather enjoyed the excitement. But  they say custom '11 harden you to pretty well anything, and by and by the  girl got so that she could be jumped  outo' bed and rolled under the wardrobe without so much as even movln'  In her sleep of her own accord; and lt  was only when' she happened to hit a  chair or something going along that  she'd lose the thread of a. dream, as It  ..were; and start a fresh chapter.  ','Soom -after that I had occasion to go  up ln the city on business, when a feller showed me a patent bed he'd Invented that was .calculated to wake up  anything:short of a corpse. All -you  had to do was to wind all the wheels  up at night and: fix a little .clockwork  arrangement at the hour you wanted  the ������������������ machinery to : begin, and the . bed  did the rest. It was really a wonderful bit of machinery, and, you might  say, almost human. As soon as. you  woke up: you had .to press a little7button and the works 'ud calm down. It  ���������wouldn't *ha' done for anybody who  wasn't conscientious, 'cause they could,  stop the show and drop off again; but  I knew our gal was all right, and 'ud  be only too glad of a chance to get up  in fairish' time. So I-ordered one of  those beda to be sent -home, and the  next day I went back myself'to set lt  ln working.order. I didn't get home  till late and the wife was asleep, eo I  just turned In. myself, and reckoned It  'ud do to attend to the bed- the foltow-  _Ti* *mornin'. , -  "I don't, suppose I'd been asleep  more'n an hour or so when the wife  wakes me up"hurriedly like and says,  ���������Jim!" she says, 'hark, there's burglars  in mother's roomi;  " 'Whose mother's room?' I , e������ys,  thinkin' she must be talkln' io , her  sleep.  " T didn't "tell you,'" says she, gaspln'  = for_brea'th._.-'Mother__.co_m_e_do_vn__onia  Some   time   they'll   bring   them   all   out,  ���������th������y say.  And  set   them    up   again,    brav*   and  bright;  So there in  the dark they let them stay  In  the Htuj/ld  old  room   where  it'n al-  ���������ways night.  Fatuous fancy, in truth's despite,  Reektef.s trust In an empty boast-  Why,   thr;   things  are   dead:      They   be  phantoms quite���������  The tfM dry bonea of the Family Choat.  ENVOI.  Flame of the Gods! In kindness smite.  And pnd in a. blaze the tawdry hoflt;  Lfrft Into their new homes men Invite.  Thc old dry hones of thf* Family Ghost.  ���������McCready Sykes In "Tiro"  ' Life.'  "What's, yer daddy a-doln' these  days?" "Well, when he ain't a-fishln'  he's a-lyln' roun', an' when he's a-  flshin' he's a-lyin' anyhow!"���������Atlanta  "Constitution."  Milly���������.My husband objects to this  bathing dress. Tilly���������Oh, I don't see  much In lt. Milly���������Oh, It Isn't that.,It's  what you see out of It that he objects  to.  MucRins���������Youngpop Is going to havo  his baby 'christened Bill. Buggin.i���������  How strange. Muggins*���������Oh, I don't  know. He came on the first of th*  month.  Visit last night, and I gave her the new  bed you sent down, *w.hlohl I'd had put  in  -the. spare   room.      What's * that?  Hark, Jtml' They're murdenln' of her!'  "I see how it was! at once.   The bed  hadn't  been fixed   for   any ; pamtleular  time, and the works had just been,allowed  to drop  Into  line promiscuous-  like.   It were about two o'clock in the  morning, and, to judge by the sounds  from the spare room, the old lady was  havin' rather a lively time.   &he;\varn't  no particular friend  ot mine,  the old  lady warn't; so I; thought perhaps Uie  experience might be a bit healthy for  her anyhow, and It 'ud give usa chance  to test the apparatus.   However, I explained the  whole  thing to  the  wife,  : and  told  her to  run  in and-toll  her  mother  to press the button: and  stop  the works.   When she opened the door  we could hear the old lady ehrlckln' for  the police about as hard as sha could  go, and as soon as the wife could get a  light she see  the .bed waltzing round  the   room  on' Its hind   legs,   with her  mother faangln' on to It, pretty well  crazed^'   I  thought  then It was about  time to dispense wlthceremony and go  "stop the thing myself.   I slips on: my  dressing-gown,   and   had  Just   sot   te  .the .door when the bed charges across  the. landln'  and  as  near as anything  missed runnin' me down.7   Of course, I  was after It In a imlnute^ but It lied a  couple of seconds start, nnd I'm a poor  sprinter anyhow.    When It got to the  top  of   the  stairs   I   see   there   was a  couple of  wheels  on   It,  and  on: them  wheels   It ; rolls    smoothly ...'.down, the  whole  flight,   through;, the-<kltchcn. at  the ������nd, and brings up close Agin the  pump in the wash'us.   Then a kind of  claw   arrangement   shot  out,   gripped  the pump-handle, and started workln'  it.;    I got there Just in time to press  the Irutton and stop the performance.  If I'd been a half a minute later I reckon the old lady would have pretty well  had the skin washed off of her.   Thinking   the waiter   over   afterwords,   I  reckoned that the (bed supplied us with  too much for the money, and I sent lt  back, and gave the girl a month's notice instead.   Still, there was one thing  about it: when mother-in-law comes to  see us now, she's* pretty careful not to  ������leep In the house."���������"PIck-Me-Up."  So  many  Gods,  bo  many  Creeds.  So many" paths that wind and wind.  When Just the Art of being kind  Is what the sad world nc������*ds. :  .    . . ���������Unidentified.  ,  Interpreting Dreams.  *"Oan yon Interpret dreams'?" asked  Beatrice, eagerly.  I could not, but I saw no reason why  I should make) the confession.  "Certainly," I replied; "I never .fail."  "Oh, I'm so glad," she returned.  "Lately I've been dreaming such a lot,  and���������well, I'm sure there must be  something ln lt."s  "I haven't the least doubt about  that," I sa!4 thinking of those charming, If slightly Indigestible suppers  which we had been having.  "Perhaps If,you could tell me some  ef the dreams," I suggested.  "Well, last night I narrowly escaped  being burned to death In a flre liv the  house at which I was staying."  "No difficulty'there,"..'I sald^prompt-  ly.   "It means marriage."  "Not���������not death?" she asked, somewhat anxiously.  "Death?    No.    'What   put   that  Into  your head?"  "The night before I dreamed that I  saw a coffin and  "  "Mydear Bea!    You must allow me  to congratulate you."  "Why?"  "It Is quite" evident that you are to  be   married  soon.    The  coffin   is���������er���������  marriage again."  '"���������A second marriage ?" v-  "No���������.1 mean it corroborates the flre."  She looked at me with some distrust.  "I hope you know what you are talking about:   The   coffln   couldn't  very  well corroborate the flre,; as It came  ilrst, and������������������"  "Ah, you don't understand dreams,"'  I cut in, anxious to restore her faith In  my powers. "In real life, of course,  the corroboration couldn't come flrst,  but.It's quite different in dream life."  "Oh���������oh!" She waited for a moment  or two and - then' added: "I suppose  dreams always mean something exactly opposite?"  She seemed anxious that I should answer the question ln the, affirmative,  so,-of course, I hastened to do-so.  "That is the case. I never heard of  a dream episode 'being enacted In real  life."  She gave a sigh���������of relief, I Imagined.  "Three nights ago I dreamed that I  was being married," she said. "What  did that mean? That I am to be an  old maid?"  -  "It  meant ,"    I    said,  and    then  paused.   It was my earnest wish that  she should toe married to me.  : ?I'nv sure I;have puzzled,7you: now."  "Anything butt" 1 returned.    "I was  '..'only "Wondering1: whether���������was tho: man  fair or dark?"   ' .   '  'IDreams   always ��������� go   by .contraries,  you said," she remarked, studying my  golden -locks   Intently.   ,"Yes;   he   was  fair,7: very fair."  "Tall or short?"  ���������She took in my six feet one. ���������  "Tall."   -~  -"  'IStout or thin?" '   '  ���������WIedlum."  "Very like ������������������   .  '.'Very like yourself,", she Inttrrupted.  ".But of course that doesn't matter, so  far as I can see.   All I want to know  Is, what does dreaming about marriage  mean? ' You say   that  lt  can't   mean  ^marriage?"    - ���������   ���������' -      .    ...  "."I  didn't" say  anything of_ the sort,  Bea:   It���������er���������does mean marriage. The  7 onlyquestlonisas.to the; man you are  going to marry.   That's-why I required  a particular description of him."  "You   certainly   said   that   a   dream  must mean the opposite," she lnsisted.-  "iBut surely you don't mean to hold  me down to a foolish statement of that  kind." '-' "  ��������� "A foolish' statement! 'Why, Hugh, I  thought���������do you know anything about  dreams at all?" she asked, suspiciously^  "To be candid, I do not, Bea.    But   ,..  ��������� "Well, I'm sorry that*we have wasted  so-much"time," she said. "I'm going  now to see Aunt Sarah. I'm sure she  knows all about,dreams, and���������and that  .coffin really troubles me."  "Don't go," I implored. "The fact is,  'Bea, I can help you���������If you'll let me.*"  "I gave you the opportunity," she  .said.. '      ���������  "Oh, I know, but I can't���������I mean���������I   ,.t  "What do you mean?" she asked.  ,"1  mean  that  I  can  interpret  your  coffin dream for "  _^-i'But_you_admitted*._a^_moment_iago_  that  you  couldn't,"  she  said,  looking  at xne tantallzlngly.  "You-might  allow* me. to  finish," .I  said.   "The dream may mean marriage  or  not.-  But  you   can make  lt mean  marriage: If you like."  She looked' mystified.  "Marry me," I said, "and .then���������and  then  the dream,can't  mean;anything  else."  "And If I don't?"; she asked.  "If you don't I refuse to answer for  the; consequences.   ;Tlie  dream  might  mean���������something   dreadful. : In .fact,  I'm sure it would."  She gave a little .shiver.  "Oh,  anything-    rather    than    that.  (Hugh, I am yours."  I sealed the .bargain; with a kiss, but  she did not respond to the caress. It  was evident that she had something on  her; mind. ' ...  "What is It?" I askedpresently.  "I suppose," she replied slowly,' "that  whelher I had dreamed "about a ooffln  or not you would have "  "Have asked you to marry.me?" I cut  In eagerly.-   "Of course I should."  ���������AAnd  so���������It   doesn't    really   matter  whether I dreamed or not."  "Bea!   'What do you mean?" I ������.sked.  "I hate to have everyone wondertar  when   we  are  going    to    become'engaged,"   she   remarked   calmly,   "s*o I  hastened matters a little, and Invented  some dreams.*'  "But���������how did you know that would  ���������er "  "When you said that-you could Interpret dreams, I knew," she replied.  "A man nearly always makes out.that  marriage is the interpretation" of "���������she  bowed mockingly���������"a fairly.good-looking young woman's "dream. And when  thewould-be interpreter happens to be  In   love   with   the   fairly  good-looking;  ''Bea,"  I  Interrupted,    "you : ran  a  *reat risk."  "Why?"  "Because you are not a fairly good-  looking young woman," I replied, letting my eyes, rest on .her with1 open  admiration. "And if it1 is only to women of that sort that men interpret  l     ..,  "In all the great affairs of life one  must run some risk," she remarked:  and she looked so charming as she  f poke that I was constrained; to tell  her thut she had run no risk at all.���������  "The King."  Kismet.  Two men lived together: one vu  timid, the other bold. .Said the timid  onei "Really, life grows more and mora  dangerous. To-day it is an explosion,  to-morrow a fire, the third day a hurrl-  cane. One dare not travel on a train  for fear of collisions, nor Is it safe to  go afoot for fear of motor cars. I am  going to give'up going outdoors."  But his friend said: "How differently  are we constituted! .You are In love  with life and fear danger. Now, I do  not fear peril of any kind, and as for  life, it Is.not worth a' rush to me. In  Bact, I made up my .mind this morning  that I would go over Niagara Fails In  a barrel."     ,  At this the������,other ' shuddered and  said: "But you will go to certain  death."  "And If I do I bult follow the example of all who have preoeded,;me.slnce  Adam. This certain death Is almost as  old as the hills.-Farewell. T go to order my barrel."  When the venturesome one had gone  the timid one prepared for. his life indoors. He" made Cast the doors and  caused ,sTieetlng of tin to be put over  the windows so that no: sudden explosion could break the gflass and kill him  ln.hls room. -This left him without  light, but;he did not dare use. a candle  or a lamp for fear an earthquake might  upset lit Life ln the dark .was not alto*  gether,a Joy, but he had the company,  of his thoughts and they were _>l*eas-  an't, for he' had not alwtays been so  timid. Alfiter a :few: hours.; h������ became  accustomed to: the half-light and was  able to prepare his meais. Every day"  fruit and milk and bread' were let  down his chimney.  Meanwhile' the venturesome one ordered his barrel, and when lt was  made he went to Niagara and paid an  Idiot one dollar to roll him into tho  river. And after he had packed himself' ln he glanced at the ;sky and the  earth and the water with a suspicion  of regret, and then in a flmm voice ho  bade the Idiot put on the cover and roH  him in. And the idiot ddd ae he was  asked and went lnto.town;to spend his  dollar.  And over the Falls of Niagara went  the 'barrel, and a few minutes later,  still -Intact, ,'it floated .Into a cove ond  the venturesome one broke his way  out, somewhat Jarred but able to be  about.      ' ��������� -     -  The passage of the Falls had given  him a certain joy in life, and It was  with altogether different feelings that  he returned to his home. No one but  the idiot knew of his' deed, b*..Jie did  not oare for that. If he had died that.,  would, have been the. end.' Now that  he lived he would be able to show his  friend that'.the most dangerous place  ln the world was not. necessarily. tho  home of death.'- .'   '-��������� -     '.'���������'-   .  He - was ��������� amazed to .find-the  house,  tinned  up  and  looked; .and- when   hia  knocks-on the. front door..brought no*  response   he   called   to   the  timid   one  that he wtas ho burglar, but his friend,.  safe   home ��������� from   his   passage  ot ' the '  Falls of Niagara. . - '  "Oome, let, me ln and I shall tell you  wQvat my feelings .were as I went over."'   ''  ��������� But there wiasfno-response, solat last  he pnt his shoulder to the front' door  and stove it in. ' ,, " .  Amd he found -that his timid friend  had choked to death .on .a crust, of.  bread.���������Charles Battel! Loomls.'  ���������Mistress���������Now, Bridget, how often  have I cautioned you against breaking  the ninth commandment? Bridget���������In-,  dade, mum, nn" I guess "it must 'a'  been the cat done lt.���������"Smart Set."   ,  AT SMITH'S JAILS.  Wonderful .. Our e ' of    Bright'*  Disease.'"-'  So Weak He Couldn't Stand-Terribly Broken LUp trd treble to*;  Find a Cure���������Dodd's Kidney Pills  Made Him Well. "  done  not  find  ^Smith's Falls,. Aug.-11.���������(Special.).  '���������The cure of Mr. Theodore Young of  this place is a wonderful example of  the progress that medical "science has ���������  made in the last few years.' -_  Up   to   a short; time ago the doctors claimed that   Bright's   Disease*  was absolutely* incurable, and in fact"  there are a few who still adhere   to>r-  this theory.      '      '  But Bright's Disease ia not incurable. Dodd's Kidney. Pills will    cure  this terrible malady and have  se in thousands of cases.'-'' -  Those who .are skeptical need  go farther than thU town    to  proof. Mr.-.Young makes this statement:        *       '     -  "I" was afflicted for about two  years ..with Kidney Trouble and  chronic Bright's Disease. My urine  ���������ai tbijs dark and I lost considerable blood, making me so weak I ceuld  scarcely-stand.  "After using the first box of Dodd's  Kidney Pills, I was much.better, and  when" I had used     four boxes I was ..'  able to resume work which    I    had  not done for some time1 previous.  "I can conscientiously recommend  Dodd's '.Kidney Pills to any one afflicted as I was." ���������  -  Mr." Young's case is only one of a  great many where, Dodd's Kidney  |Pills came to the rescue afte^ everything else had failed. They have conquered Bright's Disease and srestored  to life and health' men1 and women  who had not expected: to ever again  enjoy this great blessing.  Dodd's Kidney Pills having demonstrated their ability to grapple with  ^Kidney Disease in its very worst form  '���������Bright's Disease���������can certainly be  "depended on to cure any of the lesser;  forms.  Dodd's Kidney Pills are the only  medicine that has ever cured Bright's  Disease. ���������^USsmzqt^V  -���������"" 4/  A Girl of     |  tKe People j  Bj Urs. 6. N. Williamson  \ j  I  X  'Astfaor af -The  "Faftane'a Sport," " Misa Nobody."  "Her   Royal    Hiffhntifl,"   "Lady  Maty   af  th*   Dark   House,"  etc.  N������  I said, Bhortly: "Pleasa-caU Sir Roger  toaick again."  He was summoned, and presently ap-  |l   peared, the woman in black meanwhile  |/, asking no -questions, though her eypsy  face expressed curiosity as to my Intentions,    -y '       "H-as Miss* Leigh's eloquence been  more fortunate than mine, In persuading you that there's "only one course  open?" Roger asked.  "She has shown ine that all others  are difficult," I answered.' "Still, If "I  1   were to decide ait once, I should say:  |f 'No, I cannot marry you.'   That's my  Impulse mow,-but If you -will give me  your word of honor to go away from  |���������here���������back to London or to Arrlsh Mell  Court, whichever you choose���������for two  days, I will stop and think the matter  |t carefully over.    Miss  Leigh  can _sive  me as much good advice as you wish,  and I may change my mind."  Roger shrugged his shoulders. "The  longer you stay here the less easy will  It be for you to decide against me," he  sa<d; "so I suppose I "shall be! wise to  give you your own way. But we .will  compromise matters. I'll go and come  back to-morrow���������with the special license of which I told you."  "Very well, then, to-morrow," I assented.   "But you must go now." v���������  "If you look out of this window���������-or  one In your own room���������ln fifteen minutes from now, you will .see me driving  away from the house."  "With one of the new carriages, and  |, the new livery you have bought with  Lady Cope's inoney," It was on the tip  of my tongue to say.   But I kept the  . -words back.  For once, Roger was true to his word.  Whether he meant to leave the neighborhood or not, I had no means of  knowing-; but at least ihe drove away  from .the house, with a small pontman-  ' teau ostentatiously placed -where I  would he sure to see It- ���������������������������'- -^ *.' -���������  I knenv'^that he had only not attempted to put me upon _ parole as a  prisoner because he "was 'sure that*I  [( ������hould not .be able to evade the guard  he had doubtless* "set upon my movements. But I was glad that he had hot  tried to exact "a. promise,"'because, as  J- moon as I had made a desperate effort  ,-,to discover the secret which I had begun to believe might be 'hidden In this  ���������house, I Intended to make an equally  desperate bid for freedom.  Perhaps if I had not been taken for  ������ny interview with Roger into the room  "/with the three portraits, no Inkling of  *he Idea which now so keenly excited  s, tne  might   ever  have   come  into   my  .���������(head...But,there had heen Sir Vincent  |j Cope, with Slntra Leigh, amd the man  who so maxvelorusly resembled her.   All  , three pictures    had'.', apparently, been  p painted at about  the  same time,  for  .certain mannerisms suggested that they  were the*work of the same artist," and  ' the frames with whloh they were set  - into the wall were Identical' In detail.  This suggested that Slntra Leigh and  ���������her double (a twin brother, my fancy  already said)   were  closely connected  with the Cope family either by ties of  [- blood or peculiarly'Intimate friendship..  .    Slntra   Leigh   had   on   her arm   the  , heart-shaped scar, which seemed to me.  to he the secret Incarnate.    Here she.  . was, in the house where her portrait as  a young girl had been preserved for so  many years.   But where was the orlg- -  inal of the third portrait? . Could lt be  that he was'also under this roof? -Was'  ' it his voice that had cried the name of  Ermyntrude in' the night, before he had.*  .again .been hurried away into obscurity?  If it were true that such a man was  . voluntarily or involuntarily a guest in  i tho house .which bad* onoe  been  Sir  Vincent Cope's,  apparently his presence was to be kept a secret from me.  Slntra Leigh had,. I was certain, lied  ���������wSjentr-queatlo-ned-iier rconcerning-'the-  stnange sounds in the night.    Therefore something was to %e hidden from  me, and it was natural ta suppose that  the something had to do with the secret.   Roger knew the secret, and did  not wish meLto know it; and for this  reason,  as . much    as.'  any ,' other, it  seamed' .worth .while1 to   make  aome  eaorlflces and run some risks,'for the  sake of even one chance out of a hundred that I might stumble upon it.  Slntra Leigh and I had a large, pleasant dining-room to ourselves", save for  the o'l butler, who had admitted us to  ths house last night. Once I ventured  to ask whether she had known this  place for long, teas she evaded the question. And I did siot think it prudent to  raise suspicion by pressing her. When  we had finished and left the dining-  room, I heard the door being softly  locked after us on Um Inside. Instant-..  ly I guessed that tha'butler had been,  instructed to do this, for the windows  opened on to .the lawn, and lt would be  easy enough for anyone who wished" to  walk out of 'the house.  The stealthy "sound reminded me of  the test,I had Intended to apply, and I  , asked Slntra Leigh If -she would take  me  through  some ��������� of    the  principal  rooms.   "If I decide to marry Sir Roger  Cope," I remarked, rather flippantly,  11"this will  be my'house,  as you lm-  af pressed upon me last night; and natur-'  1, ally I 0hould like to know something  |> of the bargain I may be making."  "You shall see the whole house if you  .Wish," said the woman ln black.-  We we're In the great hall with the  ugly pillars when I male the request,  and Slntra Leigh rang a bell which  presently brought- the.butler. "The  keys of the rooms on this floor," she  said; whereupon a bunoh of large, old-  fashioned *%ys' was produced from a  pocket and respectfully handed to her.  "This Is the way, then, of unobtrusively making ine a prisoner," I thought;  but I made no commeift aloud, and  ���������nly requested, with due meekness,  (hat I might see the rooms on higher  floors as well. Hiss Leigh announced  that the other keys which might be  needed were in her own peoseulon;  \. and forthwith we bfgan an inspection  of tbe -rooms oo the ground floor. "Tha  house Is so large and there are oo few.  persons in It at prc-'nt," tor osmpaa-  ton deigned to explain, "that Sir Roger  ���������considers tt more prudent to keep tha  enused rooms locked, escept when, ehe/  BjtiM I made r*a comment, but I  thought that I understood.  We visited a number of handsome  rooms, all furnished ln the style of long  ago, and I simulated more interest  than I really lelt. The place had, it is  true, a certain charm of association for  me because it had been Sir Vincent  Cope's; and as my adopted mother had  been a cousin of the man she married,  I doubted not that she had been in this  house, though Arrlsh Mell Court had-  remalned her home.  At last we went upstairs, each door  having been locked as we left the room  to which lt belonged; and here my Interest quickened, as in a childish game  of hide and seek, when the players cry  "warm" or"cold" to each other.  If there were in the house a man  whose presence was to he concealed, it  was probable that his rooms were on  one of the upper floors, ant each closed  door that we reached might be hiding  a mystery.  On the flrst floor some-doors-were  locked, others stood open, as I had noticed last might on my arrival. But I  soon satisfied myself that the rooms  which were not secured against Intrusion offered no facilities for escape,  even to a courageous and- determined  pejson. Their windows without exception looked out upon a courtyard, from  which evidently there was no means of  egress, save by returning through the  house. As for my own room, anyone  attempting to escape by the windows  .would have to descend into a unoait,  which was half full of water, carpeted  ���������with'the - flat green * leaves and waxen  buds of lilies.  My __eal for exploration apparently  knew no bounds, for I did not pass a  single door without begging to See what  was on the other,side; and, with a  weary air of resignation, ithe -woman in  black each time granted, my request.  After I 'had seen everything on'theflrst  ���������floor, I asked to*,visit the.second. Sin-"  tra Leigh offered no objection, save a  sigh; and again the ..exploration .was  exhaustive. -  "Now there are only -the third floor  and the two towers left," I remarked  at last.  ��������� "I hardly think that the third floor  will interest you," said my companion.  "The servants sleep there. And as for  the towers, they have been used for a  long time as places to store all sort of  rubbish which will accumulate ln old  houses as generation after generation  passes."  "Nevertheless, If there's a chance of  my being mistress here, everything  should be of Interest to me," I returned; and with another sigh Miss  Leigh-preceded me upstairs.   -       .  -  She threw open door after door, and, as  shevhad prophesied, .the tour of Inspection became more than ever dull. I  glanced into the servants', rooms, not  because I wished in the least to see  ��������� them, but because I wanted to" be sure  that they really .were what they-purported to be. The part of the house occupied by the servants was ln a separate wing, but the remaining portion of  the third'floor-was" not much superior  in Its attractions, at all events to my  preoccupied mind. At - last,'-, however,  the woman in black attempted rather  hastily to pass a door without opening  it.   "     , '.���������"������������������'  "What room Is that'?" I promptly demanded        5 ..  -  ��������� "I'believe that' Sir Roger Cope gave  the late tenants the privilege of leaving  .a few things in the house for a time,  until it should be more convenient to  remove them," she explained,' with an  air of complete Indifference.' "They are  kept in" that room, and Sir Roger has  the key. Now, if you like, we will go  on to - the ��������� towers. There is rather a  good view from the windows, but I  .warn you that there is nothing else you  "will-care-for.?-'-"���������-���������--���������-.:Bi;.-^M!."-t-  .-,--^-=j~  As she spoke she' walked) away- from  the door of whicli Sir'Roger was supposed to have the key, and I did net attempt to detain her. I thought that at  last I had found out what I wanted to  know; for I did not believe that the  room behind the locked door was sacred  to the belongings of departed tenants.-1  said to myself that there; if anywhere,  lurked the Secret.  We visited the towers, which gave a  wide view of the County of Dorsetshire ...towards' Bournemouth, .with,. a  farrdlstant, glimpse of the sea; and  then Slntra Leigh reminded me that,  unless I wished to visit the kitchen and  servants' hall, I had done all that there  was to do. I did not wish to see the"  domain she mentioned, and consented  to go down with her to the drawing-  room for tea.  I.was glad that 'the,hours were passing, for,I knew that I must wait for  night before attempting that which,it  was ln my mind to do.  I asked if it would be convenient to  have dinner at ..seven, as I was very  tired, and would be glad to go .to bed  early, by way of, making up for lack of  sleep the night before. This was easy  to arrange, Slntra Leigh responded;  and In consequence'of my request we  dined at the hour I had named. Afterwards we had coffee in the rodm where  Roger and I had talked in the morning, as (the woman in black explained)  it was .more .cheerful-in the "evening  than*.the hugevd^awlng-room.. '���������'  ^During the1-scene -with. Roger my  nerves had been keyed biigh with excitement; my eyes had fallen on tbe  three portraits by the curtained door  through whfch he had antered, said after that I had observed few details.'  But now tha* Slntra Leigh and I sat  together at leisure, I saw something  which I had not seen before���������something that roused my Interest and curiosity to the highest pitch.  CHAPTER XXIII.  The Room With the Locked Door.  In a corner of the room was a screen,  quaintly painted In Imitation of Wat-  teau; and from behind the screen was  visible an old-fashioned escritoire.  From where I sat I could only see lt in  part, but the design-was.'familiar to  me, and I was sure, now I came to see  it, that It was either the escritoire  which had stood in the octagon raoes.  ar Arrlsh Mell Court, or else one exact*  ly like it. I wondered very much  whether Roger (who owned the escritoire in common with everything else  that had been Lady Cope's) had really  attached enough value to the old piece  of furniture to transplant lt here, and,  if so, what had been the underlying  motive.  I said nothing of all that was in my  thoughts to Sintra Leigh, however; and  as a French clock on the mantel softly  chimed the half-hour after nine, I rose,  announcing that I would like to go to  bed.  ���������My companion received the proposal  ���������with unconcealed relief; and indeed,  for the past hour, since we had left the  dinner-table, our conversation had been  the reverse of lively.  She went with" me as far as the door  of* my bedroom, pointing out her own  door further down the hall. "I showed  you whloh was my room during your  tour of inspection this afternoon," she  said, "but I will remind you now. In  case you should need anything ln the  night. Not that you are likely to lie  awake, I trust. Compose your mind  with the resolve to do as your best  friend, Roger Cope, desires, and you  will sleep peacefully enough."  ��������� "This Is certainly not a bad place to ���������  be mistress of," I answered, diplomatically.  A moment more and I was alone.  Still, there was nothing to.do save to  watt until the house should be quiet  for the night. As to what should happen after that, my ideas were vague,  but all my thoughts turned toward the  Secret  There was no clock ln the room, but  I had wound and' set the watch which  had come back from the pawnbroker's,  and when it told half-past ten I looked  out" Into the corridor. It was still  lighted, but very dimly. The gas had  been lowered since I came to my bedroom,- ahd a faint yellow star, shining  through the glass globe, redeemed the  passage from darkness.  ���������  For a few moments I listened, but  there was not a sound to be heard.  Evidently tihe house had gone to sleep  for "the night, and If I could hope to do  anything, I might as well make the attempt now as later.  - I took a candle ln a tall silver stick  from my mantel, and a box of matches,  but I did not mean to light the candle  unless lt were needed. Without a light,  I might hide in" the shadows, ln case of  a sudden alarm, while with it I should  at once become a conspicuous figure for  prying eyes.  I walked along the corridor until I  reached the stairs, and then I cautiously ascended the two flights which lay  between my floor and the third story.  Now and again a board squeaked under my slippered foot, and I stopped,  with a beating heart, peering fearfully  into .the dusk. But the noise had only  seemed loud ln my own fears; no one  else had heard, and no door opened to  frame a peeping face.  At last "I reached the third floor,  which was also the highest. Here also"  there was a faint* light, and I could see  in the distance the door of which Roger  Cope was said to keep the key. So far,  everything had been easy���������far easier  than I dared to hope lt would be ln the  end. I'decided that I would go to the  door and knock very softly. If I was  answered by a voice from the other  side, I should feel that my theory regarding last night was correct.  Suddenly, as I, tiptoed towards the  door, lt seemed to me that I- heard  someone speak. My heart gave a great  bound, and, almost ' Involuntarily, I  shrank Into the thick shadow of a  great old-fashioned clothes-press which  stood halfway down the hall. Hardly  had I cro'uehed into the corner when  the door towards which I had been  bound opened. A bright light shone out  froth Inside, silhouetting the tall black  figure of Sintra Leigh against a yellow  background.  In crossing the threshold she turned  and looked back, speaking to someone  in the room. "I will' bring it to you in  less than ten minutes," she said, in an  ordinary tone, without trace of agitation.   "Be patient till then."  She took a step forward, but a faint  murmur from the person unseen caused  her again to pause. I could not hear  the question, if question it was, but her  answer reached me distinctly. VI cannot help that. After what happened  last, night, it is your own fault. But  though the door must be locked after  this, for the next night or two at all  events, when you are left alone, you  "are in no sense a prisoner. - As soon as  -yottiare"-weSl-enough.-if-.yc*u-choose-io  leave this house, and there is any other  place where you would rather live, you  have only to say so. I came here for  your^Bake alone. And everything I  bave done since coming has-been for  your sake. It appears to me that you  'are very/well off here. But we will talk  about it again when I have brought  you the wine." ��������� . f, >  - She closed the door, and once more  -the corridor was dim. But I could see  that she was bending down, and I could  hear the fitting of a key into a lock.  If I could escape her sharp eyes, in my  dark, but otherwise sadly insecure hiding-place, after all this seeming contretemps might work out for good.' Evidently the key of this door was not ln  Roger Cope's possession, but in Sintra  Leigh's. Now, if she would* only, only  leave it In the.lock!" Was It possible  that she would do so? '  For an instant she appeared to hesitate: I could guess what was ln her  thoughts. She was wondering whethei  there could, be the smallest Imprudence  in letting the key remain where it was  for the'few moments of her intended  absence.' Before-I could-have counted  twelve she had decided that she might  safely trust it there, and, turning the  key round with a faint grating-noUe,  she hurried away. * j  iMy only hope of escaping' her.) quick  eyes lay In the sheltering shadow ot  the big clothes-press as I stood huddled  Into the angle it made in the wall, and  the fact that the woman had no suspicion of my nearness. " Probably she  would have locked me Into my room if  she had not disliked proceeding to extreme measures by removing the key  from the inside. Or perhaps Bhe had  felt confident that, after the alarm of  the preceding night. I would not dream  of venturing out after dark. She had  reason to be secure in the knowledge  that I ������ould not leave' the house, and  she might have reflected that vague  curiosity alone waa not a strong enough  motive to lure roe from safety.  These thoughts darted through my  head as she came nearer, and gave me  hope. Fortunately, she carried no candle, and she had Just come from a  room brlgijly lighted, so that the darkness must ibave appeared more dense to  her than lt did to me.  I was hatf afraid that she might hear  my heart beating.- or the rustle of my  gown as It rose and fell -with the throb-  bine of arr bosom, for" the sound was  loud in my own ears. I hardly dare*,  look at her as she approached, lest my  eyes should attract hers with some  subtle magnetism, yet I could not force  myself to turn them from the tall,  swiftly advancing figure.  It was all over, however, ln less than  a minute, and she had gone by without  even glancing towards the clouies-  pres3. The sense of relief was so great  when she had actually passed, that I  grew giddy, almost faint. But thero  was no time for analyzing my own ser-  sations. Not a second was to be lost  if I meant to do the daring thing which  had presented itself as an allurement  to my mind.  The woman in black had said that  ���������he would be away less than ten minutes. I might, then, count on at (least  flve clear minutes ln which to work.  (Peering out from my hiding-pluce, I  onlyjjfivaited until Sintra Leigh's head  A Scotch Toast.  9C hew Scotch story (or else an old  one that has enjoyed a decent period  of quiescence) Is being told whloh  hinges upon the old subject of Queen  IVictorla as a woman, from the Scotch  point of view. At a dinner once given  In Scotland the toast of the Queen  was proposed (says The Glasgow Mall)  by a Scotchman, who, ln a few words,  delivered his opinion as follows :���������  "Now, gentlemen," said the Chairman, "will ye a' fill your glasses, for  I'm about to bring forrlt the Queen.  Our Queen, gentlemen, Is really a won-  derfu' woman, If I may say lt; she's  ane o' the guid auld sort. Nae whlg-  malurles or falderals about her, but m,  douce decent lady.  "She's respectable    beyond a* doot.  She has brocht up a grand   family o*  ��������� _ weel-faured lads and lasses���������her auld-  had disappeared down the well of the     est son being a credit to ony mlther���������  _������-.     rr,,��������� -c j,��������� i_ .*._ .,��������� _,    and" they're    a' weel    married.      Ane  staircase. Then I flew to the door of  the room she had left, and unlocked It.  I was too much excited now to be  afraid, or I might have hesitated In  dread of what I should see on the other  side. But I did not hesitate. I turned  the key and opened the door without  knocking.  What I saw was a commonplace,  comfortably furnished bedroom. A  large reading-lamp stood" on a table  near a huge canopied bed, and in the  bed, supported by banked-up pillows,  reclined a man.  The flrst glance told me that he was  the original of the third portrait ln the  library downstairs, and I felt far less  surprise at this discovery than I should  had I seen a strange face.  He had a book in his wasted hand,  but at the sound of the opening door  he looked up, fixing two great pale,  startled eyes, set like topazes In deep  hollows, .upon the unexpected visitor.  "Who are you?" he exclaimed,' ln a  voice as like Sintra Leigh's as his face  was like hers.  I gave him the answer that sprang  Into my mind and insisted on utterance.' "Hush!" I said, with my finger  to *my lips. "1 am Ermyntrude's daughter, and I've come to you for help and  justice."  1!he features, worn and altered by  years and suffering since the portrait  had been painted, changed and paled ln  the light of the green-shaded reading-  lamp. "Ermyntrude's daughter!" he  echoed. "Ermyntrude had no daughter."  "She adopted a daughter," I went on,  hastily. "I heard you call on her name  last night, and I couldn't rest till I.  found you. I loved ber dearly, and she  loved me, too. There are so many  things you could tell me. If you would;  and perhaps I.'could tell, you some  things that you would care to hear, if  only you'd listen." -  , "For Heaven's sakej then, tell me  how she is," the man cried.  "She Is dead. Didn't you know?" I  answered, with awe in my heart,  daughter Is nae the less than married  to the Duke o' Argyll's son and heir.  "Gentlemen, ye'll maybe no' believe  lt, but I ance saw the Queen. I did.  It was when I took my auld broon  coo to Perth Show. I remember her  weel���������such color, such hair " (Interruption and cries of "Is lt the coo or  the Queen ye're proposln' ?")  The Queen, gentlemen, I beg your  pardon, but I was talking about the  coo. However, as to the Queen, somebody pointed her oot to me at Perth  station, and there she was, smart and  tldy-nke, and says I to myself, 'Gin  my auld woman at hame slips awa' ye  needna remain a widow anither  hour langer.' Noo, gentlemen, 'Tha  Queen!*"  THIS AND THAT.  rood   for   Hot   Wenther.  X hot weather topic for those who are  prone  to  talk  about  their food,   and  particularly for vegetarians, is furnished by a "vegetable substitute for meat,"  which has been newly patented.   It Is  declared by the Inventor to have the  flavor and nutritive properties of meat,  | .while actually of purely vegetable Ingredients, and the chemistry section of  the Patent Offlce'.at Washington   has'  Indorsed the claim as truthful.    As .ai  j matter of fact, the compound appears'  ; to contain protein and other elements.  , utllizable ln the body for making flesh  and blood and for fuel, ln about the  same proportions as in beef or mutton.  "In a word," says The Saturday  Evening Post, "the compound is a vegetable substitute for meat, oontalnlng  the same nutrients ln the same propor-  , tions, and easy of digestion and asslml-  , latlon. The stuff of which it is made  , is wheat-gluten, water and peanut  ! meal. . Of course, peanut meal is ex-  ' ceedlngly rich in protein (the flesh and  I blood making substance of foods).  , while Its oil is-a capital fuel for the  . body. Wheat-gluten furnishes the bal-  ! ance of the elements required' to lml-  , tate meat. In preparing the "mixture  I the gluten 1������ .first washed to free lt  , from starch, and is  then mixed thor  oughly with the water and peanut meal,  He   fell   back   among    the    pillows, i Finally, ������ie mixture Is cooked in^ seal-  groaning-, his hands, .thin  and yellow  as claws, hiding his face.  For an Instant I had forgotten that at  almost any moment the woman might  break in upon us; but now I 'remem-  bered,*with a shock. I ran to the bed  and bent over the man who lay there.  "There are other things I can tell you  ���������things that have been kept from you,  perhaps," I said. "Do you" wish to hear  them?" - -       _     *  ���������   w   "-". ��������� -  "Yes, yes!" he moaned.  "There Isn't time to teQl you_now, for  we are liable to be Interrupted^   Is Slntra Leigh your sister?"  - The man looked me in the face once  more and nodded, without speaking,  ed cans for from one to three hours,  j at a temperature of from 212 to 230 de-  'grees Fahrenheit, the result being a  i total change in the consistency andl  , flavor of the contents. It Is the cooking, indeed, that seems to give a peculiar quality to  the   product."  A  Great and Good Kins'.  The approaching celebration of.the  I memory of the great and good King  I Alfred is* certainly stirring the depths  . of    the    admiration    universally   felt  for him to an * extraordinary degree. The latest suggestion of the  zealots     is     that -  St. ���������-'��������� George     ba  .'She wished to keep us apart. When | forthwith dethroned from his position  I asked about this room to-day she as the patron saint of England and  said that it-was a store-place and Sir i "Saint Alfred" installed in his place.  Roger Cope -kept the key. When she j Ecclesiastics of the .- position of th;  comes back, if 'she finds me here, she    ���������������������    "^^.^W^Sica?  Church, -. according to the . Dean,  "neglects to people with noble  names and worthy memories the vacancies of All_, Saints' Day, or fill up* the  dwarfed and Impoverished 'Anglican'  calendar with new types ' of national  salntship." Another equally, prom-.  Inent -churchman endorses tha  opinion of Freeman -.-that- '' Alfred waa . "the most perfect  character in history, a saint-without  superstition, a scholar without ostentation, a warrior whose wars were fought  in defence of his, oountry." "As England was recently dedicated liy the Raman Catholics to,St. Mary and St.  Peter, we should be able." remarks Tha  Dally. Chronicle, "under the protection  of four patron saints, to confront on*  faatic   will send me - away. She - is stronger  than I, and she can call the servant's  to aid her if she chooses; I can't resist.  But'lf you will do as I ask, I will run  whatever risk there may be in displeasing her. I've shut the door, and the key  is outside,, where she put lt a few mo-,  ments ago. When she comes back, she  will think that she must have failed to  lock the door, or perhaps she will turn  the key round and not know that it has  been'tampered with. If I hide In this  room, so that I .can talk to you when  she has gone away again, will you promise Xo keep the secret?"  "Yes," the man answered. "She has  tricked me, and she deserves to be  tricked in return." ������.  -.���������^-I-oould-notiba-sura^whether-or -no-he  would keep his'.word." 'But"I determined to take the risk. At worst; Slntra Leigh would hardly dare to kill me.  whatever might be her desire for revenge should she find me out.  'Hist!" the man's'voice"'broke into  hatfonal destiny Without misgiving.'.  '     -    '     ', *, :         _".. I  BfarU Via nnd (he Pone.  There torn stories afloat -which, 1������  true, show Queen Maria Pla of Portugal  as a woman with' a-will of her own.  my thoughts. "I heard something in When on a recent occasion she was In  the distance. "She's on her way back.". Rome to "assist",at the christening of  Without a word I flew to the window! *Pr,n?*1'" folanta. it was declared that  nearest. It was covered with heavy ', * Political cast would be given to the  curtains that had been drawn together I y.JBU_"a *JJJS}* ,?l;an "1,t������r,feff wltJ������  and fell in straight folds to the-floor, i &*������S?i?2������-^,il������..-M*S5W- W0Uld "a-  Behlnd them I found that the window XuoS^it may S^' SaJ^nS *���������?"  was partly open, to let in the mild air | g������*������\& Sai;i^Q^en-ddowla^r.U}:  of the June night if the curtains, ��������� a ,lBter of the late King Humbert, ind  moved, Slntra Leigh might think that [ that the Government of Portugal Is at  they were stirred by the breeze. There ! present said to be contemplating a  was a deep embrasure, and, gathering ; measure directed against the prlyllegea  my skirt closely about me, I knew that. ! of the religious orders ln that coun-  unless the woman in black should be    try. - -        *���������'  seized by a whim or I was betrayed I ������n her arrival in Rome, accordingly,  by her brother, I stood In no Immediate I <so t_,he stor?. r"ansi the Va"can con-  danger of discovery.' y^yedT, at h*nt ������, , ^er .thl?u|S  _~ ...__. . - the Portuguese Minister that if  The curtains had scarcely ceased to , Ehe would apply for an audience with  quiver after being drawn into place by j the Pope Mb Holiness would walva  me, when I heard the door open.   I half    the rule which excludes Roman Catho  expected Slntra Leigh's flrst words to  be an expression of surprise at finding  the door unlocked, but, instead, she be  lle Princes from being received by tha  Pope when they pay their respects to  the  Italian  Court.    It  was stipulated.  gan quietly te speak about a bottle of however, that Queen Maria Pla should  port which she had fetched from down- , not ariVe *������ the Vatican from the Quirt-  stairs. No doubt she had done what I . n,aI l,5 a Cour! carriage, but that ak������  had suggested-turned the key without . ?^mJIS^I"C, 'h^ JiV?*^  becoming aware that someone had been    ^B*"011 for J1* V������ tican In lhe    car-  "Elcctrlcl'y is a funny force," said  the observant motorman. "Last night  nearly all the current was suddenly  oft from the wires in tho barn. and.  after a minule, came on again. Soon  an ordor like that of an over cooked  dinner filled the power house. On examination, two chickens were fouiiij  roasting to death on the main wire.  For hours the feithered pair had res*-  f.d ln safety on separate wires. Tbe  minute Chanticleer reached across to  Kive a good night kiss to his dear  Biddy, on an opposite wire, a deadly  current was forced through their  bodies."���������Philadelphia Record.  The recent dea'.h of a member of a  Scdalla, Mo., firm disclosed the fact  that for thirty years the f.rm had kept  no account books. It did a strictly  cash business, and divided the dav'a  receipts each night, share and share  alike. When a bii of goods was purchased, each member of tho firm paid  one-half of the money, carried in his  pocket.  In Newton, Mass., the o'her day, n  man's ?5 bill was blown out of hii  liand. and he could find it nowhere. A  Crlend cut a piece of paper just the siz?  " Df the bill and liberated it in the plr.c?  where the man had lost his monev.  The paper blew down the s'ree". and  around luto an alley, and there tbe  man found the ?5 bill.  A collapsable fly proof dish cover has  been designed, which has a central  vertical hoop, wl'h pivoted hcops on  either side, which swing into a horizontal position to pull the netting  which covers the frames down into  place around the *:sh, folding against  the central hoop when not in use.  On its great Siberian railroad Russia sells fourth-class tickets from any  point in Russia to any of 114 stations lu  'Siberia for 'two roubles or a little  jnore than 60 cents. Trsnspor.'a'ion  is;given, practically, to encourage emi-  ���������-gvation to Siberia.  ^Florence "Nightingale, who Is now  --over-80 years old, wrote the other day  to the nurses of the Cape of Good Hope  Red Cross society expressing a regret  that she was chained to her room by  sickness and could not go to nurse the  sick.  The Hindoo .system Is remarkably  complex. Every act of life is a religions act, controlled by the laws of Hln-  doolsm. - Their very lives depend upon  keeping up the system, and they will  light to the .death to do it.  In a New Jersey town a man has declined a nomination for alderman be-,  cause all the other members of the  Common Council are Germans and German is the language spoken at the  meetings. . r ,  Viennese telephone girls are required  to change their clothing and wear a*  uniform .when on duty, ln order that  the dust which they bring in with  them will not interfere with the instruments. .  Statistics of the Massachusetts hospitals for the insane for twenty years  show that permanent recoveries cannot he expected ln, more than 18 per  cent of those committed for the first  time.  * By a complicated-process a carbide  of gold has been prepared recently by  two American chemists. It is made as  a yellow floculent precipitate, which'  when dry explodes violently.  One hundred years ago lt was con-1.  tfldered' a wonderful  achievement for  ten men to manufacture 48,000 pins in  a.day.   Now three men make 7,500,000  - pins In the same time.  .In his state clothes. Including the  '.crown, the sultan of Johore wears  ^diamonds worth $12,000,000. His collar, his epauletts, his girdle, his cutis.  sparkle with precious stones.  - In Germany 1,057,938 acres were  seeded to sugar beets last year. The  yield was about eleven and a quarter  tons to the acre, and the sugar results  12.7 tier cent.'  * The government owns many thousand of acres of land in New Mexico  that have nerer been taken up. It 1������  the finest country in the world foi  stock-raising.  ���������-i'Gnat-fever^-Ja-the-nSw-'scientlSc-  name for malaria,   since t   has   been  Shown that   lt la through   mosquitoes  that the disease Is conveyed to human  beings.*  * There has been found a whale with  a harpoon ln Its body which, by Its'  mark, showed that lt must have been  hurled at the whale at least 36 vears  ago.  Delagoa bay Is the finest natural harbor ln South Africa. It haa a length  of nearly 70 miles from north to sou.h.  and a width varying from 16 to 25  mites.  - Among the 163,000 Inhabitants which  tho last census gave to New Mexico,  there were 20,000 Indian* and 50,000  Ucxlcans.  Minnesota's schools cost.about $5,-  000,000 annually, and this Is one-thLrd  of the money raised by taxes ln the  State.  A return shows that during 1899, 41,  232 natives emigrates .from Ireland,  nearly 9,000 more than in the preceding  year.  Scandinavians are,numerous ln New  Zealand, and Germans ln South Aui-  traiia.  A KIDNEY  SPECIALIST  South American Kidney Ouro  ie compounded to cure Kidney diseases, and nothing;  else���������It relieves in six hours.  South American Kidney Cure touches thc  weak spot firmly, bnt genlly ; gives the best  results in lhe shortest time ; cleanses the ki.'neya  which in return cleanse ancl pun!}- the blood, for  blood can become Impure only by passirfg.  through weak and ailing kidneys. l.et us liui  up lo lhc light of the aoth century. Employ tll%  means, and enjoy, robust and vigorous health.   I  before her.  "It was so dark ln the passage tonight that I stumbled at the top of the  stairs," she said, "and almost dropped  the wine."  "I heard a sound," replied her brothel*.  "Now, you are to drink this," the woman went on, "and I am sure that you  will have no return of the dreams  which troubled you last night. We  cannot nave any more such disturbances, especially wliile we are guests  in this 'house. Therel You feel better  already, I am certain."  "I think I do," answered the weary  voice from the bed. "I hope I may sleep  to-night. Thank you for bringing me  the wine. Tou might as well go now;  I shajl need nothing more."  "I should be glad to stay with yon  longer If you cared to have me. .But,  of course, if you think you can sleep  that will be best."  "At least I shall try. And some-bow  I think that to-night I shall' succeed  better than before���������better than I jiava  '������r.a very long time."  (Ta ba Continued.)  riage of tlie Portuguese Minister.  But Queen Ha not only refused to  apply for an audience, but gave oat  the statement that as ahe had gone to  Rome on a farr.i'y occasion, 'she had  no intention of calling on the Pontiff.  Bhe la said to h*.;v<? added the ' outspoken words :��������� "I will never subject,  myself. e������"*������������ *.*'ith the consent of mjr,  nephew, the King of Italy, to the Indecorous comedy of starting from a  place whlch'ls not my residence and Ui  a carriage not belonging to the Court.  I .belong to Portugal, and, though ths  King of Portugal Is my son, I cannot  meddle In questions of State, and still  less lay my conduct open to an Inter-  ?iretatlon which would correspond nel-  her to the truth nor to the feeling*  of the people. It must never ba  thought that I am, or could be, in opposition to the King and his Government."  Osserr store Romano, however, IH K  Vatican communique has denied that  there had been any overtures made ts  Queen Maria Pla "other than thsea  customarily made to royalties of Catha-  Hc States when visiting Rome." le  there the matter rests.  WHAT A. WOMAN THINKS  The man who thinks" he knows everything has the most to learn in life.  One of the hardest things to forgive  in this world Is the success of yowl  oqual.  One of the most refresbng sights ta  tli������ husband and wife who are still  lovers.  To more than one young couple  matrimonial ties become a very knotty  t>ioblem.  A wise woman nevir takes the world  Into her confidence about her troubles  or her family affairs.  "When you are temoted to complin  of yonr tot in life, visit a hospital full  of cllppled children.  Imagination Is that faculty which  enables us'tojttelleve that the things  we want and can't hava wa are a great  dial better oS without.  .'i Photographic Introduction.  Many years ago, when tlnt-rpes first -  came Into general use, the booth where  pictures were made "while you wait"  was the center of a largt crowd at every county fair and popular resort. An  old-time photographer tell.** an experience he had long ago, before the secrets or th������ camera were known to  everybody.  He ban set up a tent at a county  fair, and was trying to drum trade. He  stood outside his tent, calling ln true  hawker fashlc. the merits of his pictures. The people who gathered around  were Interested and curious, but somewhat in awe of the little black box Inside the tent. Finally the photographer thought he might set the sheep to  running by singling out one of the.  crowd and taking his picture free.  Standing near each other were a young  man and a young woman. .Thinking  that they would like to be taken together, and that the two would have  more courage to face the camera than  a lone victim, tha photographer called  outl  "That gentleman right there and that_  lady, come Inside and I'll give you pictures ln two minutes, free of charge'.'*  The two looked at each other, grinned,  and Anally came Inside the tent.   '     .    -  "Stand right there," said tha photo~  grapher.   '.'That's lt.   Now hold still a...  minuta.   There you are.   Now wait tlU  I finish 'em up."   ���������  In a few minutes he handed them  each a tintype ln a pink paper frame.1  They looked at Um pictures curiously.  Then the young woman blushed and  her companion grinned and tittered.  "Like 'em?" asked the photographer,  briskly, thinking of possible customer*  In the crowd outside.  "Waal,"   said  the   man,   slowly,  "it..-  looks like her, and I guess lt looks llko  me, but  ye see, Z didn't know  and X.  guess  she  didn't- know  we  was  goin."'  to be In the sama picture."  ���������Thought you'd like 'em that way.'*  answered the photographer.   "Pleasant-  souvenir of your .visit to  the fair tor*  gether."  "Waal, yes, blU you see we didn't,  come together. X never seen her ba-"  fore."     ,  Then the two snickered, and the photographer bowed them out as quickly  as he could.  That year he did a good business, an6V  at the next fair he set up his 'booth  again. One day a young couple oaxaa-  '.n and greeted him with smllea a*.  doubtful recognition. It was the young-  man and woman of the year before.  "How do you do?".cried'the photographer. "I���������I see you know each other-now."  "Tes," answered the man, looking  sheepishly at the girl. "My folks know  some folks of hers over to Hopklnsw  and when they seen her picture thejr  reco'nlzed lt. Aa* that's how we got  acquainted." r,  "I'm very  glad,"   said . the    photo-  srrapber. , ,ij"  "So'm I; ain't you, Lizzle7" ._  "Xas," said Llssle, shyly.. , ' >_ij  "STIFFLED" HEART  ^ -_  Ever feel that every brea&ft  ���������would be your last -that tfeet  thumping, stiffling son*****  tions about your Heart WH*  crushing your life out?.*       .*"  Dr. Agnevr'i Care for the Heart is ibe i  absolutely unfailing remedy known and pa  scribed by eminent physicians, lis daimtb.<  potency are not heresa-r or falsa hope to- al  _su*Terer._-_It_is not_a_spirit lifi������__to^gatne������.__a  up to the high pinnacle of expectancy oal^t  drop you into a. deeper mire of disease, lt pm  relief in thirty minutes. A few bottles cure Ifca-.  wont forms of bean malady.  We   remarked   the  other   day  there   Is   but   one   rhyme   to   "inontV  says The IxDndon Chronicle.    Since- tfcsa.,  poets  have  bombarded   us for inforas*--  tion.   The pathetic pleading if ap etesa,"  however, cannot be wi:h-t'ood. althoorf*..-  wp fear she will find it not easy to arrange   a    marriage    of    love   'betwaok *  "month" and its only rhyme, which wnm  discovered by a Cambridge mathematle*-.  Ian.    It  i* "r n  plus   1,"   which  ia, ������K  course, read, "r to tbe n'plua onetlfc!**  "Konthenth,"    she    lifped,    "but    caa  rhyme for month I  Any dunth could find a bunth at oneiM***-  -������������������������  It is told of ex-Gov. Hogg of Tcsaa  tbat he had a favorite waiter in a Wish*  ington hotel, and always gave the bUctt-  a dollar after eating.* He missed S^a-  from behind hia one evening at ������&���������������-'-  ner, which was served by a str  negro. As Hogg pushed back his __  endorsed the cheek for the meal _  reached into his pocket for a coiay j  asked the waitar i  "Where's Sam V  "Sam's done loaf vou, Sah."  ,rLost me V aald Hogg. bewOdante. ''  "Yes'ah.     Yon see, me an' Sam pbs"ff������  ed pokah las' night.     Sam was arloiaP  and finally went, broke.    , Den ha ssem.  to  me he'd jus* bet yo'  against Xmm  dollahs'-wuth of chips, Sah ; aa' gaT*tr  well, Sam jus*  done los' you', ItTitrt  Hogg."���������Philadelphia Times.  -������������������*���������  n.  20 YEARS OF VILE  CATARRH.  Wonderful Testimony to H������  Curative Powers of Dr. *t&-  new"* Catarrhal Powder.  Chas. O. Brown, journalist of MMtk  Minn., writes: "I bave been s mini  from Throat and Masai Catarrh fer C-rarao--  yeara, daring which time my head fcasfcocsa  stopped up and my condition truly -nfaav*-  aMe. Within is minutes after sslag Bev  Agnew's Catarrhal Powder I obtaiaad l ~ "  Three bottles hava almost, il act i  carad ae."   */> fiesta.  :-.*������-���������-.*���������. --i-errr-i ^tttlstoh* %tnl& ami IJailwna  'Jjfcifs Journal  Published By  The Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co.  Limited Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  Editor and Manager.  ADVERTISING  P.ATES.  Dltnlav Ml*s..*1.50pcr Inch; (.ingle column,  I. per inch when inserted on tit e i>a*je  LeAl ads.. 10 cents per inch (nonparlel) lino  lot iir**l insertion; 6 cents for each additional  Insertion. Local notices 10 cents per line cadi  1 su- Birth, Marriage and Death Notices  frve.  SUBSCRIPTION  RATES.  By mall or carrier, ti per annum; ?1.'2J f������r  _Jx months, strictly In advance.  OCR JOB DEPARTMENT.  Uinc ol thc best equipped printing offices In  tho West and prepared to executeajl Kinds nl  overlook any crumbs that might full  by the wayside. The Herald understands that besides his salaiy on the  drill hall which is continued during all  kinds of weather, Mr. Kellie is in the  further receipt of $3.50 per day and  expenses on the up river work. Two  positions that run concurrently netting  about $8.50 per day are not to be  sneezed at. If Mr. Kiel lio is sincere in  his desire for the good of humanity, he  will hand over to someone of the  "army of the unemployed" one of the  government grafts he is now in  possession of.  LEGAL  L>', MA STUB ic SCOTT.  Hamsters, Solicitors, Etc.  Kevelstoke, Ii. C,  J.M.Scot',H.A.,LL,1I.   W.ilo vMeMatatre, M.A  fJARVEY, M'CARTKH -V 1'IN'KHAM  Barristers, Solieltors, Etc.  Solicitors for rninurial Hank of Canada.  Companv funds to loan at8 percent.  KnisT Strket, Kovelblokc 11. C.  It will pay you  1 pre]  rirsti  ���������.liming fn rirstclass style at honest prices,  line Mice to all. No job too largc-iiono too  .iuall-for us. Mall orders promptly ationdcd  to.   Give us a trial on your next order.  TO OOERKSrOSDESTS.  M'e invite correspondence on any subject  o' interest io the geheral public. In all cases  ?h "bona fide name ot thc writer must accom-  panv manuscript, but not necessarily for  publicatiou.  Address all communications to thc Manager  notice to corrksposdents.  1 ���������Ml correspondence must be legibly  ���������written ou oue side of the paper only.  2 ���������Correspondence containing personal  matter must be signed with the proper name  ol the writer.  Thursday. October 2, 1902.  WHO   TS IT UP TO ?  In an interview with a Herald man  last week Mr. Kinman,  the late road  superintendent, stated that he did not  leave   the   government    employ    on  account  of   the   Canoe   River wagon  road project.     The Hon. XV. C. Wells,  Chief   Commissioner   of    Lands   and  AVorks accepted   Mr. Kinman's report  as to the Canoe River trail.   Mr. Kin-  man recommended  the building of 3D  miles   of  the   trail   this year and the  balance   next   year.     The   Hon.   Mr.  Wells has given  instructions  to proceed with the work as laid out by Mr.  Kinman.     In   the face ot   the   above  statement    the   Mail   publishes     the  following, and   has   forwarded   to the  Hon.   Chief  Commissioner  of   Lands  and Works (as   per usual) twenty-five  copies of   the   Kootenay ��������� Mail  for his  glorification : *    -  *'E. L. Kinmfui has resigned as road  superintendent for the riding as he  was opposed to the Big Bend trail to  Canoe River being built this fall considering it could be better done next  spring, Hon. W. C. Wells. Chief  Commissioner ot Lands and Works  was determined however that the  wishes of the people of Revelstoke to  have the work completed this fall if  possible should be carried out."  Mr. Kinman resigned the position of  road superintendent for the very good  reason that he had accepted a position  with a local corporation which offered  him a much better salary with less  responsibility than the government  was willing to pay for his services,  and Mr. Kinman was perfectly justified  in so doing. The Mail deliberately  oioukeyed with, the truth to give the  Hon. Chief Commissioner a lift at the  expense of Mr. Kinman. 0tf <*"*e Hon.  Mr. Wells appreciates' that kind of  thing and will continue to pay for it,  the editor of the Mail can roll out  yards and furnish extra copies of his  patent medicine sheet at so much per.  The lumbering industry of this part  of the province is in a flourishing condition. The very best timber in  Canuda is along the Columbia River in  almost inexhaustible quantities including cedar, fir, spruce, hemlock.  The wise men are getting in on '.he  ground floor. The markets of the  prairie country are expanding to enormous proportions with the rush of  settlers from all parts of the world.  The mills of the province cannot  produce enough lumber to meet these  demands. American capital see the  facts and are moving along the line of  absorption of our industries. Canadian  capital will awake to the fact, but  haidly in time to save a few of the  plums.  .SOCIETIES.  to investigate  The possibilities  fields  ���������������&������ H  Red Rose Degree meets second and fourth  Tuesdavs of each mouth: While Rose Degree  meets third Tuesday of each quarter, In Oddfellows Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome  T. IJ   BAKER,  S. D.CKOWLE,  President.  Act. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Regular meetings are held in the  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third *rl-  day of each month, at 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially Invited  A. J .HNSON. W.M  W. G. BIRNEY, Kce.-See.  II. A, BROWN, C. C.  Vi.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY  in Oddfellows' Hall at 8  o'clock. Visiting Knights are  cordially invited.  THE PAYROLL TOWN  FOR THE BIG FREE  MILLING GOLD ORE  PROPERTIES IN FISH  RIVER DISTRICT.  WINSOR, K. of R.&S.  During his visit to the city a couple  of   weeks   ago,   Senator   Templeman  gave au interview to the editor of the  Mail on  the tariff.     At least the Mail  published statements in regard to the  tariff in which it gave Senator Temple-  man   as   the    authority.     Since   tlie  appearance of   the   article in the Mail  the Senatorhas been kept busy denying  that he gave utterance to any such  remarks   as   appeared in our contemporary.     The   Senator   shouldn't get  excited.     The   Mail   will say any old  thing at any old time.    If the Senator  could   only ask the City   Council in  reference to the Mail's reports of the  Council's proceedings, the Herald is  of the opinion  that the Senator would  find  friends   who   would sympathize  with him.     The following is Mr. Tern  pieman's   repudiation   of    the    Mail  article   as  given   to    the   Associated  Press:  Victoria, Sept. 24.���������Senator Temple-  man is out with an interview in which  he dunies the statement published in  the Kootenay Mail t.o the effect thnt  he promised certain alterations in the  tariff while up country. He says he  stated specifically that the views of  the mining mon were so divergent  that he found it. hard to arrive at any  conclusion, and that even if he knew  what the Dominion Government was  going to do re the tariff it would be  highly improper for him to reveal it.  CHURCHES  MKTHODIST CIIUKCII, HKVEI.STOKR.  Preaching services at 11 a. m. and 7:80 p. 111  Class meeting at the close of the morning  service! Sabbath School and Bible Class at3:.S0  Weekly -Prayer Meeting every Wednesday  evening at 7:30. The public arc cordially  Invited.   Seats free.  . Rev C. Ladner, Pastor.  WATCH  THIS SPACE  A TEN STAMP MILL  AND SAWMILL NOW  IN COURSE OF ERECTION ON THE TOWN-  SITE OF GOLDFIELDS.  R. F. FliKRY,  .    Resident Manager.  ST. PETEH-8 CHURCH, ANGLICAN.  Eight a'.m.,'Holy Eucharist; lla.m., ma' ns,  Litany and sermon (Holy Eucharist first Sun-  dav in the month); 2:3o. Sunday school, or,  children's service; ":'.V1 Evensong (choral) ana  sermon. Holy Days-The Holy Eueharlst is  celebrated at 7 a.m. or S a.m., as announced.  Holy Baptism after Sunday Scliool at3:15.  c. a. procunier,    ector.  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.,  Service every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  to which all are welcome. Prayer meeting at  Sn. m. every Wednesday. -   '.  011. iu. j.      .    Kj.^y C-CALDERi. pastor.  SOMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.  Mass   at 10:30 a. m.,  on  lirst,, second and  fourlh Sundays in the month. ���������.���������,���������������������������  UEV.   FATHER  THAYER.  SALVATION   ARMY. ���������      ���������  Meeting every night in their Hall on Front  Street.  NOTE  AND   COMMENT.  Tbe Hon. the Chief Commissioner of  T.and8 and Works is entitled to the  thanks of this community for his  efforts in pushing through the work  on the Canoe River trail this fall.  This trail is an absolute necessity to  the existence of a large number of  property owners in that district and to  the citizens! of Revelstoke who are to  more or less extent interested! in the  Big Bend. There are no two opinions  in regard to the necessity of its con-  sttiu-tion.  The Feinie Free Press says the Conservative party platform is no better  than that of the Liberal party, but  that its apparent weakness is offset by  thu strength of the men who have been  placed in charge of the party machine,  and, according to the Fernie Free  Press, "if they are given rein, or take  it, they will carry the  party further  H  EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST,   -  DEER 1IEAD3, BIRDS, Etc. MOUNTED,  Furs Cleaned and Fcsaired. ���������   JUST EAST OF   PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH  Third Street.  ***M*+***+*+***'l'**+**'*,l'+*  *  X  *���������  *  *  X  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *���������  *���������  +  *  *  *  *  *  *  Baker and  Confectioner  A full and complete  line of  GROCERIES  -^^.  Canadian Pacific  Railway  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Royal School of Mines. London.    Seven years  at  Morfa   Worlts,  Swansea.     17   years  Chief  Chemist  to Wigan Coal and  Iron Co.,   Eng.  Late Chemist And Assayer, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon.  Ferguson. B.C.  Cor. Mackenzie Ave.  and Railway Street.  =  ^.T,,|,,|,^.l^{,l^,���������^.,I..^.���������f^������4't^���������^f^*^^^h^'^l*^^^^H^^;������  J. M. Kellie and \V. Armstrong went  up the river on Friday's boat to establish a camp' for the operations on the  river work for which a grant of $3,000  was made by the Dominion Govern,  ment. The work to be undertaken by  the government if well performed will  aisist the transportation by steamer  to the mouth of Death Rapids very  materially.  along the road of reform, than the men  who framed the platform dreamed of.  The leader. Charles   Wilson   of  Vancouver, is one of   the   mo9t   advanced  thinkers on   social   questions   in   the  province,   and   the   thought   he   has  given to such questions has caused his  sympathy to go out to the under dog  in the fight.    It is not   necessary   for  him to be put upon the stump to show  this.-.    His sentiments are the same off  the hustings as  on,   and   his   evident  sincerity has secured  for him  a  very  large    following    among   the   wage-  earners of the terminal city.    A   man  of this type will commend himself  to  every section of the Fernie constituency  and should infuse a. wholesome leaven  into the mass ol inert party matter at  tlie Coast. Under Mr. "Wilson's leadership the party may.fulfil its destiny as  an important historic element   in   the  government of the province."���������Nelson  Tribune.  T    A. KIRK.  Dominion and Provincial Lan<f Surveyor.  REVELSTOKE. E. C  E. MOSCROP . . .  Sanitary Plumbing-, Hot  Water  And Steam Heating. Gas  Fittin  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Jas. I. Woodrow  ���������ptTTCHER  RetaiUDealer_in���������i-:   _-- - -.-  Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season....  All orders promptly ailed.  EAST  Washington, D. C,  return   and  $rr 35  Iirst uud Paramount. Absolute Security to Policy-Holders.  IMPERIAL  LIFE   ASSURANCE   CO.  OF. CANADA.    HRAD OFFICE, TORONTO, ONT.  Good going Septembers and 30, returning  within GO days.  WEST  New Westminster and  return    $12 35  FOR SALE.  A FARM FOR SALE, good buildings.    Apply  to Mrs. W. Willis   RkveijiTOKE, B.C.  TIME TABLE  S. S. Revelstoke  During High Water.  BELGIAN    HARES  The quickest breeders and greatest  money makers  in   llie   .small   slock  line of lhc present clay.      Full   bred  -     stock of FAS HO DAS.  Pricc.--S6 and Sic per pair,  -iccordinjj 10 :ige.  THOS. SKINNER.-Revelstoke. B. C.  W. Armstrong has now a government position and there should be no  kick coming from Mr. Kellie. Mr.  Armstrong was entitled to some consideration, as the'HERALD stated, at  tha hands of Mr. Kellie, arter the  severe and unqualified attack made  upon him by'Mr. Kellie. In placing  Mr. Armstrong in a position to help  him steer clear of the great "army of  the unemployed," Mr. Kellie did not  Your Winter Supply  Of Vegetables ....  Should be your firRt consideration at this time of  the year. I have 0 large  stock, nil home grown,  including  Potatoes,  Cabbage, Carrots,  Eto., Eto.  Also a large quantity of  first class  Timothy and Clover Hay.  Write for prices and particulars to  I-eave Eight-Mile Landing���������  Every Tnerd&y and Kriday at G a. m.  Leave La Porte���������  Every Tuesday and Friday at 2 p. m.  Special Trips between regular    alllngs,  will be made In any (*a*>e where busi-  offered warrants same.  The   Company   reserve    thc    right    to  change   time    of    sailings    without  notice.  FORSLUND,     ��������� R. W. TROUP,  Master. Mate and Purser.  TIME TABLE  Good going September 28th to October 1st,  inclusive, returning until October 6th.  - For full information call on  or address ...  BOARD OF ? DIRECTORS.  President���������Hon. Slr'OHver Movrat, V. C��������� G. C. M. G.  1st. Vice-President, .. E. Ames, l-resideo.it Toronto Board of Trade.  2nd. Vice-President, I.Bradshavivi.l.-'*..     ... _ .      .     -  Actuary Thc Imperial Life Assurance Co. ol Canada.  MANAGING DIRECTOR .  *.G. COX. '     - -  "  DIRECTORS.      '  Hon. Sir Mackenzie Bowell, P. C, K.clM.C, Senator, Ex-Prirno Minister of   Canada, ilel'.oville.-       ���������      ���������  Hugh N.Balrd, Umln Merchant, Director Western Assurance Company.  A. E. ..cmp, M. P., President Kemp Manufacturing Company,  Ex-President  Toronto Board of Trade.  Wm.Mackenzie, President Toronto Rail-way Co. ������������������.���������.-.*-.  . . R. l'.ecles, M. D.. F. R.C.S., etc, London, Oat.  Hon. Win. Harty, M. P.. Presideat Cana&.'an Locomotive Co., Kingston, Ont.  Warren Y. Sopur, of Ehearn -.tSoper, Director Ottawa Elecirlc btrcet Railway  ' Companv, Ottawa, ��������� "������������������'"-  ?"....*-- ... .   ..*   ���������>'  ���������George B. Reeve, Ex-2nd Vlcu-I're-iident.and General   Manager Grand Trunk  ,*  - Railway Jompany . ��������� \,     -    . ..,,    .*.  Samuel J. Moore, Secretary and Manager Carter-Crume Co.. Limited.  Hon. S. C  Wood, Vice-President Toronto General Trusts Corporation.  H.S. Holt, President Sovereign  Bank of Canada, President Montreal  Light,  Heat ile Power Co., Montreal .**,_.,  .Thomas J. Drummond, Messrs. Drummoiid, .vlcMali     Co., Montreal.  J. J. Kenny, Vice-President Western ADrUlBU America Assurance Companies.  Cheater D. Massey, President .Uiisjey-HarrisCo Toront 4 -        \ '   -  Charles McGill, General Manager, The Ontario Bank. u  Good Agents Wanted���������Address,  ���������J. W. W. STEWART, Provincial Man., Vatic Oliver.  REVELSTOKE    FURNITURE    CO'Y.  THE'    SUPPLY '   HOUSE     FOR     NORTH -', KOOTENAY.  W. Bradshaw,  Agent    ���������  ���������Kevelstoke.���������**=.-=-  E, J. Coyle:  Assist. Gen.  -Passenger- igsnt  Vancouver.  T^r*"  HOW ABOUT  THAT SUIT  Of Clothes yon promised  yourself lhis FA LL.  Our Full Stoi k is now the  most complete in IS. C.  Our Fancy Goods me-iill  new with new colors nnd  the latest Rtripes.  See them before leaving  your order elsewhere.  R. S. WILSON,  Kiishionnhle Tailor.  Next the McUnfty "filock.  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S.  LARDEAU   JB8XS������S������������8������5������������^^  W OOD  For Sale.  The undersigned having oontrnctcd for the  whole of McMahon Bros, wood Is prepared to  supply Mill wood at  $2 Per Load  u  _D_r*Ccdar Cordwood���������(11.00 delivered.-&S  ������_^*Hardwood at equally low rates.  ..Thos. Lewis..  Orders left at C. B. Hume ic Co.,  Morrfs ic  Steed's, or at mill will have prompt attention.  Ttunnlng between Arrowhead, Tliom.on'a  Landing and Comaplix, commencing October  14th, 1901, will aail as lollows, weather permitting:  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  and Comaplix twlcodaily-iok. and lok.  Leaving Comaplix and Ihomson's Landing  for Arrowhead.... twice dally���������7:15k and 12:������k  Making close connections with all C. P. It.  Steamers and Trains.  The owners roscrve thc right to change limes  of sailings without notice.:  S. CrOVtflG, RevelstokO, B. C. I Hut ma Robinson Lumbar Co., Limited  H. MANNING  Has h������en appointed District Agent for  SINGER   SEWING   MACHINES  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  WE keep a larger and better stock than any house between  Winnipeg.and Vancouver..- Quartered Oak Tables, "Kockers. .Bedroom Suites. A splendid line of.'Couche-^".iMoi'ris''\CbiUi'S,..and  everything a First Olasss House carries. -_������������������ ;_ .      , ���������    v  Cabinet.Making, Upholstering, Picture Framing, _etc.  H. G. PARSON, President.  M. J. O'BBIBN, Managing Director  rae Revelstoke Wine and Spirit Co.  Limited Liability.    .   .    Carry a lull and complete line of -  Scotch and Rye Whiskies, Boandies, Rums,  Holland, Old Tom, London Dry and Plymouth Qins,  Ports, 8heries, Clarets, Ohampagne, 'Llquers  Imported and Domestic Cigars.  FHKE BUB MEETS ALL TRAINS.  FIRST CLASS   ACCOMMODATION.  . HKATED BT HOT AIK  REASONABLE KATES.  Hotel Victoria  Brown & Guerin, Props. -  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERT ROOM;    " ,  1IIOURLT 8TUKRT CAR ������������������ BAR TVELI. SUPPLIED BY'THE C������f<JfCS������T  MEETS ALL TRAINS.-:., ,.,/. WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS    .......  Prompt delivery of parcel/!, b&ggege, etc.  to any part of tbe city  Orders Tor mippllcn for the Sing(*r Sowing  Machines addressed to thc undersigned will  receive prompt attention.  H. MANNING  Revelstoke, B. C.     ..  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All ordcru left at R. M. Smythc'a Tobacco  store, or by Telephone No. 7 will receive prompt  attention, ,.  Notice  I hereby gi ^e notice that no person  is to buy anything from our premises  without my concent.  Mrs. P. Stacby.  P. BURNS & CO Y.  Wholesale md Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     MUlTON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  ns^sm -���������jyrSV-rftryr..  Mrs. Durand's Backrobe.  British Columbia Mills Unable  to Fill Orders   ior  Lumber.���������  The Lack of Labor.  So great is the demand  for British  Columbia lumber and shingles thut thu  many mills of this   province   are   not  able to supply it.    Oi tiers have  come  vushing in, until thu available product  is disposed of as soon us iiiunufuctiircd  nnd the mills in the vicinity of Vancouver are in  almost every instance  behind in the Ailing of requests  from  -dealers throughout   the   country   for  lumber. There has been a considerable  boom in the lumber industry this year  mid-the   result  ha.s   been   that   logs  . cannot be supplied the mills as rapidly  us tbey can cut the timber.  "I have orders on hand tc fill which  would take our mill a year und a half."  Saidapromincntmillmunthis morning.  "But the difficulty is we cannot obtain  logs to .cut. Both cedar and fir logs  are scarce, and the result is, I might  almost say, good monev is being  wasted owing to our not being able to  supply the demand."  The same gentleman, who is manager.  of a, well known lumber company,  suggested a remedy -for the lack of  labor, which is one of the leasuns. for  the scarcity ol logs. It is a well krown  fact that all season high wages have  been offered to men to work in the  lumber camps, and those returning  from the north have had no difficulty  in obtaining employment. If men  could be had, logs would be cut, and  mills would be able to work with  better results.  '"It would not be a, bad idea'," he  said, "to bring out the 5,000 or 6,000  ' men'from Manitoba und the Northwest  Territories after they are done with  harvesting the grain.: /Many young  Midlstelwart laborers, come half way  to the west every summer to garner  the golden product of the. prairie, and  if they could be brought to British  Columbia, the lack of labor anight be  overcome. They would' be in good  shape for the work, and being of a  good class of workmen, would give  good satisfaction. As the matter now  stands, the supply of men is totally  inadequate."  Other millmen were  communicated  with and they practically'corroborated  the"foregoing"  statement."  * Each   of  them filled as rapidly as possible -nad  none of them were manufacturing ,foi  stock.    It is onaccbu'nt of the scarcity  '    of logs' that sofiie of the mills in* Van-  ' coiiver  are   ihoperat've.  ' The   large  mills at'Moody ville are not working at  present, from this reason and the mill  *of the B. C.-M. T. & T. has a duplicate  installation of machinery which could  - "be started  at   a   moment's   notice   if  timber could be   secured   to   keep   it  going.     ' '"','*       '  In the.Northwest Territories, where  great immigration has" set in,  many  new towns are springing up and from  "these come heavy demands forlumber.  This is the province to supply ' it, ' but  - -   notwithirjinding the erection of many.  new and large mills ��������� in the province  during tlie last spring there is still a  deficiency of product. British Columbia lumber is," moreover, prefeired by  dealers throughout the east, who make  - - every endeavor to "place * "their   orders,  'here.���������Vancoijyer 'World.  nsroTioiE  Y wife's brother, seven yours  old, wns surely ln France  witli his mother (snid Mr.  Leroy Dui'und of the St.  Maurice Club), for wc had  received a cnhlesriiiY. on their arrival,  but his voice scorned lo bo screaming  on the shore of Lake Puzhesoukl, In the  St. Maui'lcv "Wilderness of Quebec.  That Hcrcaiu Aral reached our ears as  we paddled around a bluff and lom  ���������beiiriiiff of the cuscudes. My wife,  kneeling In the bow of our small c.inoe,  (-.topped her ptulillo.iniilwuy In the uct  of dipping It and turned her eyes about  to inc. They are always biff, as you  know, 'but tli'.ty were Iwlco ns IjIk then.  That was the flrst lime I had seen her  look scared, and we had hunted to*  Kether, easl and west, north nnd soulh,  for live yeans paHt. When we loft New  York two wpmlcs earlier lhe voice of hor  little biotliea- In a delirium of pain  Koemed sllll Hounding In her cars, she  told mo, ulthoush ho was so Car convalescent as to havu sailed on the  "tetruriu" a fortnight before we left,  for Quebec.  "Did you .sour anything?" she asked  me now.  "It wus some tree croaking." I was  liylntr to  reassure  her.  "Nonsense!    There's no  wind."  In fact, the lake was so calm that  the up-slde-down shores were as distinct us the I'l&lU-sldo-iip ones, except  where trout wallowed In the mirror or  a darting kiii-.ni.lie*' touched It with  spreading circles. White clouds were  as fleecy In the lake as In tha blur;  above us, and a perfect silence seemed  to hold all the void between the counterparts, while our canoe ran on with  a lessoning gurgle as we listened for  more than twenty seconds. Then tho  childlike, tine almost lnfanllle screums  came again, seeming to reach from the  far opposite shore by force of somo  poignant emotional quality of agonized  weakness. They ended with a short  note like a wall choked oft by falntness  or despair.  ���������My wife knows the woods, and now  she said, "It must be a* young bear���������a  yearling���������ln a trap."  "Exactly.    Chief  Josef." v  '    She took to paddling without a reply.  ���������Sho herself had given Chief Josef the  order for a backrobe.  On we went at a faster stroke than  she usually sets, straight for the bluff  of the screams. For Intervals of about  a minute they lingered In our ears, and  then spread through the 'blue.  "Come right along up 'and set him-  iree," said my wife, as she landed.  "And what will his teeth and claws  i'he doing while I'm springing the trap  open?" I asked, when I had made thc  canoe secure.  "Then come and put him out of his  .pain." .  '    ',  "Certainly, my dear, I'll go. But you'll;  'stay he-re'in the canoe. It won't do you  any good to see that hear."  "It might,'*' she sadd, with self-re-1  proach. "But, anyway, I'll never let p. j  trap he let on my account again.'  Come!" .    "  "     '   ] -  ,"But the old she hear' may be upj  there," and you didn't bring your gun."  '  NOTICK is hereby given thai 30 clays  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  .special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in Kast Kootenay :���������Commencing .'it a  post marked "A. M. PinUliain's north-east  comer post" situated on llie south bank of  the Columbia river about 100 y.'uds below  Gold creek; thence, west 40 chains; ihence  south 160 chains; thence east 40 chains;  llience norlh 160 chains to the point of  commencement.  Dated this 301I1 day of August, 190;;.  A.  M.  PINKHAM.  It-T'OTIQIE  NOTICi; is hereby given that 30 days  after date 1 will apply io the Chief Commissioner of Laiuls mul Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in ICast Kootenay :���������Commencing at a  point marked "M.'j. O'lirien's .south-east  corner post" anil situated on tlie north  side of the Columbia river about \i mile  below liiish river; thenee west along the  Columbia river So chains; thenee north So  chains; thence east So chains; thence south  So chains 10 the point of commencement.  Dated this j6tli day of August, 1903.  M. J. O'BRIEN.  NOTICE is hcrebv given that al a  meeting of the Board of Licensing Commissioners of the City of llevelsioke, to be  held after the expiration of 30 days from  the first publication of this notice, 1 intend  lo apply for an hotel lii|uor license to be  granted to mc in respect of the premises  creeled and to be creeled upon the west  half ol" Lots Ten, Eleven and Twelve,  Block Sixteen, Plan 636, Revelstoke,  known as the Brown Block.  Dated this ninth day of September, 1902.  JOHN C.  LAUGHTON.  j*-   <������,  jsroTiOE  NOTICE  NOTICE is herehy given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cul and carry away  liniher from the following described lands  in Easl Kootenav ;���������Commencing at a  post marked ''M.'j. O'Brien'*, south-east  corner post" and situated 2 miles below  Bush river, on the north bank of the Columbia river; thenee west So chains; thence  north So chains; thence easl So chains;  thence .south 80 chains to the point ol"  commencement.  Dated thi.s 27th day of August, 1902.  M. J. O'BRIEN.  NOTICE is hereby given thai 30 days  alter date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cul and carry ,away  limber from the following described lands  in East Kootenay:���������Commencing' al a  post marked "A. M. Pinkliaiii's north-east  corner post" situated on the south bank of  llie Columbia river, 2,':f miles below Gold  creek; thenee south 80 chains; thence  west So chains; llience noith So cliains;  tlienee easl So chains lo llie point of  commencement.  Daled the -*7th day ol August, 1902.  A.  M.  PINKHAM.  NOTICE  WKK NO'll   Kthnt Wl.liivs lifter (Into I Intend  to npiilv to  tlie   Olilef commissioner  of  nil Works for 'icrmlnsinn          10 cul mul  the following lies-  TsTOTIOE  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief" Commissioner ol" Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  tiinber from the following described lands  in East Kootenay:���������Commencing al a  post marked "G. S. McCarler's north-east  corner post" and situated on the norlh side  of the Columbia river, about .1 quarter of  a mile from the head of creek emptying  out of a lake near the confluence of Bush  river and Columbia river; thenee west So  chains; llience soutli 80 chains; - thenee  east So chains; llience noith 80 chains to  lhe point ol commencement.  " Dated "this 29th d-iy ol" August, 1902.  .     G. S. .McCARTER.  (Cause F������f MeAnets. ���������  __ -.*���������-������-��������� *  "By George,"  said  a mg.n who'was-  riding to the city ln an early ^������lj. "I  defeat people who are so positive about'  everything."  ��������� "St Is a disagreeable habit," the' passenger who'sat *next to him admitted,  "and lt always pleases me to see* such  people confronted with proofs that they  '.arm In the wrong."  '��������� "-"Yea," lt doea* me, too. My wife's  >coUcln has been visiting us for several  .day*, and' h.'a one of those know-it-all  ifaMowtf. Vou can't tell him anything.  Yesterday morning he was reading, and  I gave him a hint on how to pronounce a French word that he used.  But do you 8upj������������������ hi waa willing to  . admit that I knew more about lt than  he did?"  "I suppose not."   ���������  "No;  he sat thert, right at my own*'  table, amd argued with me for twenty  minutes trying to show  that I didn't  know, what I was talking about.   Such  people make me weaiy."  "Why didn't you get a French dictionary'and prove to him that he was  'wxone.l"  "OSbu* I _looked lt'up .yesterday and  found that I was mistaken* myself; but  What makes me mad Is the fact-that  4t������v*?mm a*'������osltlve about/it.r  ,       '���������.���������^>������*       ���������  UnrftJRftrded Eolldtode.*'  Hostess (to g-uests, who" have coma  '   to 'spend' a tow 'days)���������We're so glad  you've bean able to come, Mrs. Guoh-  tngton; but I do .hops we are going to"  ���������   ' bave batter weather, or I'm afraid you  -pron't enjoy yourself much. Miss Gush-  * Jnffton���������Oh, but, my dear Lady Bore-  .bun, wa didn't come here to enjoy our**  .-ffgr-M, 5f������ came to-see jrou.������������������-���������punch,"  had never Imagined that a man with!  a magazine rifle could get into'serious!  trouble with tears.  So up I went; and as my wife always*!  obeys my wishes when I'm not there,1  she got back into the canoe and pushed,  off a few yards to be ready, as I toldj  her, ln case I might "find bears too.;  plenty on the hill."    t ' '*:  But there was only'the one, a young:  bear,'as"my wife'had-guessed���������not ai  cub, not an infant, but a child���������one of*  about seventeen .or'eighteen,months., 11  wish I could quite forget that picture*;  "of despondency;  'He was caught by the right fore-paw;r  he had dragged the trap till the clog!  caught between'two small trees; then;  he had pulled the trap tjack and forth.)  and~round and round till the earth was:*  worn bare of grass and twigs" and the!  little bushes within his' reach were*  stripped of bark. His mouth was down.j  biting gingerly at the twisted leg and1,  muttering most piteously, as If that'  way of getting free were too unen-'  'durable. Then, as the crescendo of.  walling screams began once more, his.  head was raised toward-the sky aB iff  the creature were veritably appealingj  to the Eternal Judge between man and*  At that instant I flred, and he sank  down in death with a sense of relief, L  dd believe. He'did not Btruggle in the:  least, so much' had his strength been'  exhausted by the long ordeal. His  trapped leg I found to be broken and  twisted asa towel Is .twisted in wringing it";-the'-"edgerf"-of-the-bone*=had-torn=  the muscles' and tendoris to' a fibrous  pulp. -,  *      ^ '  I ,went back to the 'canoe, told my  wife,'"The_ bear'wns 'a yearHn'g,"_**and -  had no questions from her: ."-"*���������  On the way to camp'we passed then  Montagrials wigwams,' and I stopped to  tell Chief '"Josef of shooting Ills bear.  ' "Dass' good ; t'lng," said Josef. "I  glad you keel 'heem. He's not ho'l' 'nough -  for mek good robe for de lady sleigh,  but he's good maybe two' dollar. . Me,  I haln' had no lucky wis 'baar since de  lady Is toi' me for trap some good skin.  Tudder day, what you fink?* I'll find  in one udder' trap great big paw what  de sacre bear he's twist off, or bite off,  ���������maybe���������anyhow, he's get away. Here's  dat paw,' lady," and he took the hideous relic from behind one of his wigwam poles and offered It to my wife.   -  She turned away, hit hard, and so  pale that I put my arm"around her to  help her down to the canoe. Without a  word we started���������there seemed nothing  to say. But when we had paddled a  mile sKfe stopped the stroke and turned  her head over her shoulder with, "Ler-  oy, did you understand about trapping  before?" '  "I -didn't realize what il meant to  the  animals."  "I'm glad you didn't���������cr I shouldn't  .JKe'to think I'd married you," she said,  )n a tonclusive tone.  Since thaf day she has never worn  fur.���������-]"?. Wi Thornst-i} In "Tout-h's Companion,".  3STOTIOE  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license' lo cut and cairy away  limber from the following described lands  in' East Kootenav :���������Commencing at a  post marked "G. S.'McC.-irter's northwest .- corner post" and situated on" the  north side of thc Columbia river due north  from the head of Surprise Rapids about  1 >_. miles in. on .the trail; thence east'160  chains;-thence south 40 chains; thence  west 160 chains; thence north 40 chains to  the point of commencement.  Dated this 28th August, 1902.     .  G. S.  McCARTER.  l.n nils an  curry nwny  timber from  eribetl lands;  CnmmeHi'liiK nt D. Kennedy's No. 1 l'ost lit  13.Mile. rutiniiiK west *lt)cin\|ii������; llience north  8<>cli Ins; tlienee oust 10 cliains; tliunco nouth  8(1 chains to the point of eoiuiiienceiiieiit,  follouini; Flsh Hivcr.  Uuleil this 20th day of August 1P02.  1)  KENNEDY.  NOTICE  TAKE N"0 1 ICE that CO (lays after date T Intenil  to applv to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and iVorks for permission to out and  caTry away timber from the following described lands:       -    -  Commencing at ...Wright's No. 1 Post at 18  Mile, thenee running west 10 chains; thenee  norlli tr.o clniins; liinnee east 10 chains; tlimce  south 10(1 chains to the point of commencement, following Fish Itiver.  Hated this !20th day of August, 100'i.  If. WRIGHT.  NOTICE.  TAKE NOTICE that fid days after (late I  iniciicl to iii>|>lv to the filiief Coiniiiissiouer of  Lands and Works for permission to cut and  carry away timber from, the following described lands:  Commencing at a post marked Alice rerry s  southeast corner post, situated about 200 feet  from Scott Creek, tlienee west to chains; tbcune  north 100 ehnins; tlienee east 10chains; tlicncfc  south 100 eliaius, to the place of commonee-  ment; containing010acres. '���������������������������,.  ALICE I'EiUlY.  Goldfields,]! C., July 24th, 1902.  2STOTIOB  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply* to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works for a  special license to cut nnd carry away  timber from the following described lands  in East Kootenay "������������������Commencing- at a  post marked- "A. E. Kincaid's south-west  corner post" and situated, on the nortii  bank of the Columbia river, aboulaonc-  halfmile below ' Bush river; thence north  So chains; theuce easl 80'chains; thence  south 80 chains; ihence west 80 chains to  the point of commencemrnt.  Dated thi.s 26lh1August, 1902.  '   - A.  E. KIN'CAID.  NOTICE,  - NOTICE' is hereby, given that 30 days  after date I will apply to IheChief Commissioner of Lands* and Works for a  special' license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in East Kootenay:���������Commencing at a  post marked "A. E. Kincaid's' north-west  corner post" situated on-, the south bank  of the Columbia river, about 1% miles  below Gold Creekjthencc east 40 chains;  thence south 160 chains; thence west 40  chains; thence north 160 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated thi.s 27th August, 1902.   .  A.  E.  KINCAID.  Certificate of Improvements.  .    NOTICE.  Halifax and Gibraltar No. 1 mineral claims  situate in the Arrow Lake mining division of  West Kootenay District.  Where located���������Two miles from- the head of  Can} on Creek.  Take notice that I. A. R. Heland, agent for  J. II. Jamie^on.'F. M. C. JlfiSOIR; T. .Mathews,  1 MC 1168111; J 1} Hall. B*ljil!)2; J I. Farwig,  1172922; intend sixtv days from the date hereof  10 applv to the Mining Recorder for a cenllcatc  of improvements f������r trie purpose of obtaining  a crown grant of the above claims.  And further.tako notice thai action under  section 37 must be commenced before the  issuance of such cerlilicale of improvements.  Dated tills. 3rd day of Sept, 1002, a. D."  A. R. IIsyi-ANn.  Certificate of Improvements.  3STOTICJE3.    ,  GOLDEN EAGLE incral Claim, situate in  the Kevelstoke Mining Division of West  Kootenav District.       *  Where located :���������In Ground, Hog Basin, on  McCullongh Creek.  TAKE NOTICE that 1, George S. MeCarter,  agent for Louise Leontine Graham, Fre������  Miners'Certitieate No. B. 70.410 and for Gus  Lund Free Miner's Certificate No. B 48074,  intend, sixty days fr.".m the dale hereor, to  applv to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Iiiipr vements, f**r thc purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced beforo the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 4th day of August, . . 1>., 1002.  GEO. S. McCARTER.  /   "v      >'  THE TOWNSITE OF  CITY,  IS NOW ON THE MARKET.  BUY I3E1-ORJ: VOU 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 thc base of  the Lardeau  Pass,  Galena  and Surprise Creeks.  CiRCE CITY   is   absolutely   surrounded    by    Mining    Properties   now   under  Development.        .... . ��������� ��������� ���������  Splendid  Water  Power  Which will be utilized next Season by Concentrating Plants.,  SEND FOR PARTICULARS AT ONCE  TO THE GENERAL AGENT,  G. B. BATHO,  Ferguson, B. C.  .M^^^mMmMN^ BW***W******~**^^  fTASHNOLA!!^  -   .        The Smelting Centre ofthe Similkameen Valley.'   Backed by the payrolls of two  crio-antic coal companies aiid thc C6pper and Kennedy Mountain Mines.      .. W,.      .  gigantic coal comp followi^ reSources:    Coal, gold,, copper, silver and a .-fine agri  cultural country     Large herds of cattle, fruit in abundance, with  a climate almost'southern  and all that could be asked.  ' '   ASHNOLA is ownt n  which is*a guarantee in*lteelf  of water, electric light and  ^^^^n^ftrfMti.Kqdl������.������bte,      ....  City of Wonder, Progress and Great Prosperity  ^lU-KJDttT WiT^adSo^nsp^atton,.SimHkSmeen Valley  Coal can  be delivered af.  ffffi Kootenay or Yale an cheaply L by any other Company in Canada.  any  FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY TO.  SIMILKAMEEN   VALLEY,   COAL   CO.,    LIMITED.   NELSON, B.C.  *        ���������   ���������'   '.'.'.'*  ^W*********!^^  tjjtjrjtMwtxii-WMi*****"**"******0*0********  NOTICE.  ������������������fcTOTICIE  Tate's Date,  Sphere was a young person named Tate,  Who dined-his best girl at ed-jht els-lit,  Birt I am unable to state  What the person nr.med Tat3  And his tete-a-tete ate at eight eight.  ���������Ex.  An Error in Anatomy.  The King���������Varlet. thou Meat tn thf  throat. The Knave���������Pardon. Tour Majesty, but that is Impossible. I alway*  apeak through my nose.���������"Judge."  XOTICE is herby j*.'*.'-.-" that 30 days  alter date 1 will apply to the Chief Commissioner of L<inds and Works for a  special license to cul and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in East Kootenay.:���������Commencing; at a  post marked "T. Kilpatrick's north-west  corner post" situated on the south bank of  the Columbia river fiboiit 100 yards below-  Gold creek; thence' south 160 chains;  ihence east 40 chains; thence north 160  chains; thence west 40 chains to the point  of commencement.   ���������'  Dated the 30th day oi August,' 1902.  T. KILPATRICK.  Certificate of improvements.  ���������    KOTICB.  Londonderry, Golden Rod No. 2, Hailstorm,  mineral claims, situate in tlie Arrow Lake  MinlngDivlsioiroI WesrKootcnay Districtr ���������  Where located���������On Canyon Creek, joining  the l.ondondery, M. C.  TAKE NOTICE that T, A. II. Heyland, Agent  for T. Mnthent-, F.M.C, Ti 63111, J. R. Jiiiiiieson.  B C.3013, intend sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certilicate of Improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further that nolicc that action under  section :)" must he commence.1 before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 3rd day of Sept., 1002, A. B.  ,      A. R. HEYLAND.  Certificate of Improvements.  Ktrrir-E is hereby given that 30 days after  iiiii? I fntend wapW to the Chief. Commis-  sioner of l.ands ami Works for a special license  HOUSE TO  RENT  ������n nnt and carry away timber from the follow,  pointof commencement.       ������������������  Dated the 30th day ol August. 1902.  v '   '     - "���������  D. MORGAN.  KOTIQE  NOTICE is hereby given thai 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Com*:  missioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  tiinber from the following: described lands  in East Kootenay:���������Commencing* at a  post marked "T. Kilpatrick's north-east  corner posi" (.Hunted on the south bank of  the Columbia river about 1 % miles below  Gold Creek* thence sputh ������0 chains;  thence west So chains; ihenco nprth 8q  chains; thence east 80 chains to the point  of commencement.  Dated the 27th day of August, 1903.  T. KILPATRICK.  NOTICE.  Great AVesI (ii'ti. YYiutiff Can ink ancl  Cracker .lack inineiiil claims, situate  in I he Lard en u Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.  Where lociiU-il:���������On the Nortii East  Arm of Arrow Lake.  Take notice that I, George S. Mc'  Carter, acting as Mgcnt for the Great  Western Mines, Limited Liability.  Free Miner's Certificate No. 13 1S,171  inlend sixty cloys trom the date hereof  lo apply t-j the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements for tbe  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the ahove claims.  And further take notice that action,  tinder Section 37. must he commenced  before the Usnnnr-e of such Certificate  of Improvements.  Dated this' 31th day of September,  A.D., 1002.  GEO. S. McCARTER.  NOTICE.*  vr.Tir.ii- tu hcrebv Kivcn that 30 days after  NOTICE is iicreo> giv*. ( Comls.  '".'Jj.Sd, and Works for a special license  ban" of the Columbia   River   opposite .1 anies  MeMahon's   camps,   tlicnce  ihcnce south MO et  thencu north ICO cl  Columbia river ���������  commencement .  Dated the 30th day of August, 1902. .  W. J. CUJ1MING.  wtst 40 chains,  Jhcnc'e^m.U.mTihains.-iirence east 10.chain,.  iiicutcsi)u"i'"        ,        , tin* bank of the  ^^m^Mhth\a^t^vm������UihmVi������!oot  On Second Street, plastered throughout, containing Five rooms and Bathroom, good location, apply to'  SIBBALD ������ FIELD, Revelstoke.  nr tnWti.i.iJii Wn.LiAMSo'x. Bear Creek���������  (UN  ���������H  r r.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest     the     Market  . affords.  Cigar  Factory  . REVELSTOKE,   B.C."  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $1 a day.  Monthly Rate.  For Sale  TWO   Residences on McKenzie Avenue, with  modern improvement*!,   ,i500 each on easy  terms.  TWO Kesidences on Third Street, east, very  convenient for railway men, $1800 each, easy  tertn������.  ONE   Residence on  First Street,  cast,  cash  required faOO. Subject 10 mortgage.  Apply to,  HAKVEi'.McCATKER&PI-NFHAJI.  H0TICE  Of  SherifTs Seizure and Sale.  KOTICEIs hereby given that under and bj  virtue of a warrant of execution issued 01 t of  the Small Debts Court of Rossland, holden at  Kossland and directed to the Slierffnf North  Kootenay. ami nst tlie goods of David Orr, I  have this* day seized an3 taken in execution  all tlio interest of the said Dav d Orr-in the  mineral claims the "Cyclone," an. "Crcsent  hitiiatc on Great Wostern mountain, and the  "Crmcnt" situate on Goat Mountain, in thc  Lai-deau Mining Division of West cootenay.  And I give notice thut I will on  Friday, Oct. 3rd 1902,  at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon, at  the Cou?t House in thc city oi Kevelstoke offer  for sale publicly, nil the interest of thesaid  David OrrVin the said mineral claims, or juch  part thereof as shall satisfy the said execution.  Dated this 23rd day of September, 1902.  JAMES TAYLOR,  Deputy thc Sheriff of North Kootenay.  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop.  -A number of Brussell and Tapestery  squares offered at R. 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For the soul Is a-lllt and the heart  beats high,  And care has unloosed its tether;'  ���������"is'ow drink," said the sage, "Ior to*  morrow we die!" ,  ' So, let's have a toast together.  Swing the goblet aloft; to tbe lips lot  lt fall: "  i rrhtn bend you the knee to address  her;  And drink, gentlo sirs, to the Queen  \ of  us  all���������  > TTo the Woman    that's    Good���������God  ,'        bless her!  ���������       ������������������������������������������������������  SJi, Bohemia's    honey was sweet to  the sip.  aind  the song  and  the dance woro  alluring���������  )Clhe mischievous maid with the   mutinous lip  " Had a charm that was very enduring^���������  Cut out Crom tho mii6ic and smoke-  wreaths am)  lace  'Of t\iat world of the tawdrily clever,  There floats the rare spell of the puro  little face  That has chased away lolly for.vert  And I pledge my last toast ere 1 go to  my rest���������  O fortunate earth to possess her! ���������  Co the dear, tender heart in the l.t.lo  white breast  '���������Ot    the Woman    that's Good���������(loi  ���������*        bles.i her! . .  ^o^<x>ooooooo<>*c><><������>  8    AUNT CBARETTE.     S  *0<XXX><>������><><<><><><><><>O<>  * They had -raided Aunt Charette. In  answer to repeated complaints from tho  reepectable element in Fort Kent the  ���������officera had come 'up there and had  swooped on the liquor dealers. And  chief .among the liquor .dealers waa  l&unt Charette. :in fact, she was thc  local wholesaler. .She was thirty, was  Aunt Charette. .-She had .credit. She  could roll in $500 worth .of "morson,"  ���������or white rum, at .one ..time. The smaller  ���������dealers up and down the St. John from  -St Francis to Krenchville found it  snore convenient to buy of her.  Gold beads and a black silk dres6 o  .Sundays did Aunt Charette wear. Broad  was she, with ampltude of waist and  ecarcltjMsf lap. '.She sat -all .day long  tn her little sitting room and interrupted h*r knitting only long enough  to answer calls -at the door. Sometimes the caller would be a man from  Connor with gray wool trousers and  peaked hat. -Another would be a  Frenchvllle citizen with empty juga  under 'the seat ot his narrow buck-  board.  They told her whether they wanted  morson or cherry rum or "wheesk" or  alcohol. Then Aunt Charette went out  in the little dark leanto shed and rattled the funnel and clinked the jugs,  mnd at last came pudging back with a  broad smile between her big gold earrings.  And she always knew whether to  give or refuse credit. All sorts of queer  accounts had she���������scattered all over  the countryside.  'Uncle Charette was a very silent  .partner ln the firm. He used to tell the  ���������priest that he had tried and tried to  induce Aunt Charette to give up the  -business of selling liquor. Still Uncle  ���������Charette has discovered yeara beforo  that he would not have to go into tho  .svoods winters any more; that there  '^vas always spare change .for him to  -"buy his tobacco; that he was never  asked to earn any money, for the groceries. Twice a year Aunt Charette  ���������purchased new wool trousers of Canadian gray. As for his long-tailed coat,  Uncle Charette seemed unable to wear  -that ont for the reason that most of the  -time he went about in his shirt sleeves.  ' (Ana though Uncle Charette nevei  ���������went out Into the dark leanto. still on  ������. corner of the kitchen shel? stood a  little earthen }ug that Aunt Charetta  -never allowed to be less than half full  "^btbrandy^-She-hadto-pour eome-lnto  It   from   the   keg  every day.   Uncle  trian to go out Was tlio craptny wren a  ��������� jug, the last he could find. He had dug  out the remotest corner. As he went  through the kitchen his eyes fell on  the jug on the shelf. He took it down  uud smelled of it.  "Ah, offeecaire! offeecaire!" she  ���������wailed, "dat be just de little sup of  brandy for poor M'fcieu Charette, dat  poor man dat set dere.   Don' tak' dat!"  Uncle Charette, pulling at his pipe,  only blinked an extra time or so.  "Eef yo' tak' dat, offeecaire, w'at dat  poor man do for hees dreenk tomorrow  mornin'? Please leeve dat." The officer could appreciate the situation. H������  left lt.  Aunt Charette stood at the door until  tho teams disappeared ln the dusk fa*  down the street.  A rough Inventory at the storehouse-  that evening Indicated that Aunt Charette had J7U0 worth of liquor in stock;  ��������� ������ ������ ��������� *  The ofllcers left word that Aunt  Charette must be nt tho oflice of tho  local trial justice the next forenoon nt  nine.  At eight o'clock Uncle Charette eased  her down out of the old-fashioned  chaise on to tho platform before the  justice's oflice. It was a elow and tedious job, for Aunt Charette's avoirdupois is disposed in most unwleldly fashion. She was arrayed lu her best black  dress. Uncle Charette���������this being a  state occasion���������had on his long tailed  black coat. The faces of both were perfectly expressionless. Evidently Aunt  Charette had exhausted all her emotion  'lie afternoon before.  They sat side by side in the justice's  office, mute, never moving, never even  turning their heads while all the other  cases of seizure were disposed of.  It had been a wholesale raid through  the village. All the men and women  who had been raided owed money to  Aunt Charette. All gave bonds to appear at the higher court. All went  away.  "Well, Mrs. Charette," said the justice, "you are charged with single sale,  with nuisance and keeping a tippling  Bhop. Have you any lawyer here or  any defense to put in?"  To the surprise of all, Uncle Charette, who had been all these years tho  silent partner in tbas firm, was lhc ono  to speak.  "She have no lawyer," said he; "eho  have nottlns to say."  "Well, I shall have to impose fines  awounting to about $500 on her," said  tht justice. Aunt Charette gasped-���������  that was all. Uncle Charette said nothing.  "Yov appeal, don't you?" asked tho  Justice. "You know you can appeal  and givo bonds and then your wifo  won't have to go to jail. You will also  have time to get money collected to pay  the fine."  "We don \ do nottlns 'tall 'bout dat  t'ing," said Uncle Charette doggedly.  "What, you don't mean to say that  vou are going to let your wife go down  to jail?, and await the sitting of the  court. That is two months off. Then  Bhe will have still more time to serve  in carrying out her sentence. She is  likely to stay there the most of a yeai*.  Aunt Charette has been a good wife to  you, Uncle Charette. Your home place  stands In your name. All you have to  do i8 to sign her bonds, and then she  can stay here till court sits. And by  that time you will have a chance to talk  this thing over with your friends'. I'll  make out the bond.'  "No," declared Uncle Charette. "Eef  yo' want to tak' her down to jail she go.  She all dressed up.   She go any time."  ���������Charette declared that   it   helped   Ms  xheumBtlsm.  (When -the officers came riding up l.o  the floor on a big sled drawn by two  tosses and ran in without knocking,  JLunt Charette clung to the arms of her  ������**alr. .      ,  "Le bon Dieu'. Wat eca eet? she  cried.  "Aunt Charette, you've been cotn-  ftlalned against," said the local deputy  ���������sheriff, "and we've got to take what  *toff you've got on the premises. I  suppose It* all in the leanto, as usual.  When the discovery Is made in Prohibition Maine that there is liquor sell-  Jog In a oommunity. the local deputy la  ngu&ny well acquainted with the location of all the liquor deposits.  "W'at!" screamed Aunt Charette. but  tn sorrow, not in anger. "W'at, tak'  -ma leetle stock? Why, m'sleu, yo" can't  ���������do nottains lak dat I geet ma pair-  meet from dat man���������'at yo' call heem,  ���������de Conty Attornee. Here���������here���������here  it be." and with trembling hand she  joked under the deputy's nose the receipt-showing that she had paid a fine  mt the last term of court. She Insisted  that tt was a permit to sell liquor. Aunt  ���������Charette believed that it was.  "I hain't got anything to do with  ���������hat," said the deputy. "I've got a  ���������search warrant, and I'm ordered to  ���������eanCh and seize."  ��������� He ducked past and started for the  leanto. And Aunt Charette. her keys  Jangling, her hands upraised, het  tongue flying like a shuttle, followed  ������o bis heels. Uncle Charette sat wholly  *llent In a corner. The only sign ol  ���������emotion he displayed was to blink  ���������OTery thirty seconds. So absolutely  .tapaesive was he that I. unseen, took  Us photograph In a twenty seconds ex-  posture and there wasn't a smooch on  :������be negative.  Aunt Charette protested againal  .opening the door. The deputy, with  ���������one Wow of his boot, shattered the  loc*- Then he and his men rolled out  ���������the barrels and the kegs and the demijohns. Aunt Charette. as they laid  ���������kbelr bands on each article, screamed.  ������������������Ah, mon Dieu! Non! non! You've  ���������taken ono-ugh'. Leeve dat waa!���������leave  Jlatwant"  Bat -the ��������� officers7 were Inexorable.  IThey rolled everything oat. They had  -to send for another sled. There were  Joed* tor .two heavy team*.   The last  Now, you and I and all the rest of us  know that this isn't the way the prohibition statute usually operates���������and it  Isn't the way the authorities like to  have it operate. And then, too, hero  was an old woman, who had never been  away from home in all her life, who  had grown up children, who had knitted in that little kitchen there in the  village of Fort Kent and had looked  out through her little window at the  passers until she had become one of the  local landmarks. There wasn't a person in the village who -wanted to sea  her go down to Houlton in that manner.  ��������� But there she and Uncle Charette  sat without looking at each other.  Every one knew that Aunt Charette  had money enough to pay1 the fine.  Uncle Charette's name on the bontf  would keep her at home.  ~���������But_Aunt"Charette-would-not-answer-  a word. And all Uncle Charette would  say was:  "She fink1 she better'go. She'll be  all r-r-at. I'll kip house till she com'  back. We've talk 'bout dat t'ing som'.  and we fink dat p'rap she better go  down dere."  Well, under those circumstances the  law had to take its course. The old  couple shook hands on the platform  outside the door. The husband got into the crazy chaise and rode away behind the fuzzy old white horse. The  deputy sheriff, after great effort, boosted Aunt Charette ln over the side of  his piano box buggy and started on the  sixty-mile drive to Caribou, there to  take the train for Houlton.���������Lewistop  Journal.  ALL SOHTS  Spanish girls who make the famous  fans of Valencia ars paid about 2"?  cents a day.  Floors of rubber, claimed to be -as  durable as ns-phalt. and cheaper, aro  being tried in Germany.  Muffs were flrst used by doctors to  keep their fingers soft, and were adopted by the ladies about 1550.  The cemeteries around London cover  2,000 acres, and the land they occupy  ropresems a cupital of ������20,000,000.  A census of the Klondike district  gives a total population of 8,306 of*  whom 0539 aro citizens of the United  States.  The Queen has boen greatly touched  hy the number of letters sent her by.  Irish peasants and humble workers in  other walks of life.  Tho work of blind women typewriters is ono ot the Intcrcsiing featuiws  of tho United States treasury department, lt Is said that their work Is  equal to that of the best operators.  Many of the streams in France havo  been stocked with American black  bass, and the fish have flourished to  such an extent that'Ihey are common  articles of diet in the hotels and  restaurants.  Fish skins are being used for leather.  The Eskimos of Alaska make shirts*  and boots of salmon hide and Jacke's7  trom codfish. Frog skins are said to  make excellent bindings for books.  Engagements are rarely broken oft  In Germany. A bride in Germany must  provide the furniture, plate and linen  for the future home, and during tne  time of her engagement Gretchen 13  busy making these extensive purchases, In addition to her trousseau.  A railroad man says that there Is no  limit to the size of the American loco-  will be using 200 pound rails, and lo-  motlve, and "as long as heavy rall3  can be secured, just so long will engines grow. Some of these days we  comotlves twice the size of those now  In use."  It has been shown that one pair of  robins will bring to their young ln one  season more than 3,000 worms���������cutworms and others. The robin alone  saves to gardeners and fruit growers  more than enough to compensate them  for injury done by all other birds together.  In point of magnitude and cost the  Trans-Siberian railroad Is certainly  the greatest engineering work of ..the  age. According to figures furnished by  the Russian imperial ministry of ways  of communication, the total cost of tho  railway will be $500,000,000.- of which  about 1295,000,000 has already been expended.  The laborers of Sweeden, who nre  employed by the government, have  given to the public a few figures showing how difficult it is for them to exist  on the small pay thoy receive. The  pay of section men on the railway,  common laborers and others, who do-  work that requires no special skill  amounts to *202 a year. This is for,  ten hour's work a day.  Seven Presidents of the United  States were members of the Masonic  iraternity���������Washington, Jackson, Polk,  Buchanan, Johnson, Garfield and McKinley. Washington was master of  his lodge at Alexandria, "Va. Jackson,  was at one time grand master of the  Grand Lodge of Tennessee, and Buchanan was deputy grand master of the  Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.  At Fortress Monroe and various  other forts and arsenals throughout  the United States are an enormous  quantity ot antique and obsolete cannon. Columbiads, howizers, motars,  shells and other projectiles, gun carriages and equipment wh'.ch ihe secretary ot war ts-authorized to "loan or  give to soldiers' monument associations, ��������� municipal corporations and  posts of the Grand Army of the Republic under an act pas3en in 1896. by  Congress. Some of these guns are very  old and all are more or less ornamental but they are -othervise worthless  except for old iron.  Schoolboy Humor.  T  TOLD BRIEFLY  FROMTHE BEST THINKERS  Mli.lnx hlio.**. unit Itrrrclxr:  'As I understand this case" remarked the recorder when "Will"  Smith presented himself at the matinee, "there were a pair of pants and  a pair of shoes missing, and as Lhey  didn't have wings and were legless and  ���������Will" was the only mobile power round  missing Shoes and brecches-  about, it Is charged that he stole the  "That's Just about the size of the  case," stated the arresting officer.  "Will" swung himself Into full view  of the recorder and exclaimed:  . "Jedge Briles, I wishes fer yer to loofc  at de breeches I habs on an' den look  at de shoes on my foots. Den ax yer-  self ef dey hain't good ernnff fer enny  nigger ter w'ar, an' if dat am de case,  den whut fer docs I wants ter steal  breeches and shoes?"  "I fall to attach any Importance to  the allegory," said Recorder Broyles1.  "The police say you do not work any,  whereas yon may be trying to clothe  yourself like a lily of the field," the  recorder said. "Here are pants and  shoes missing and everything point*, to  you as the lifter. Your sole excuse is  that you have good shoes and breeches.  Men oft commit breaches of the peace  ���������without provocation. ��������� I will fine yon  $15.75, and If you can't pay that  amount it will take you thirty days to  .work it out."  "Jedge Brilee," said the prisoner,  "doan yer take Inter kornalderashu a  dat I'se got good shoes and breeches?"  "Can't recognize affluence aa a preventive of crime," replied Records*  Broyles m the clerk callei aao&ber CM*.  o_Atlanta ConatitnLioa  ��������� -  Who am I; what is this me? K  voice, a motion, an appearance; some- -  embodied visualized idea In the Eternal Mind? "Cogio ergo sum." Alas!*  poor cogitator, this takes us but a little  way. Sure enough, I am; and lately  was not. But how? whence? whereto?  The answer lies all around, written in  all colorB and motions, uttered ln all  tones of jubilee and wall, in thousand  lingered, thousand voiced, harmonlou*  nature; but where Is the cunning em  and ear to whom that God-written aro-  calypse will yield articulate meaning  We sit as In a boundless phanatasmng-  *>ria nd drem grotto; boundless, for  the faintest star, the remotest cent'-rv.  lies not even nearer the verge thereof.  Sounds and many visions flit round r,ur  sense; but Him, the Unslumbcring,  whose work both dream and dreamer  are, we seek not; except In rare, halt-  waklng moments, suspect not.���������Thomas Carlyle.  A man may be as brilliant, as clever,  as strong and as broad as you please  and with all this, if he l������ not good, he  may be a paltry fellow; even the sublime which he seems to reach, in hit  most splendid achievements. Is only a  brilliant sort of badness.���������John S'.uart  Clackie.  '   I wish to suggest that a man may be  very Industrious, and yet not spend his  time   well.   There   Is no    more   fatal  blunderer than he who   fonsnmes   (he  greater part of his life ge.ting his living.    All great en erprlse*!    are    self-  supporting.���������Henry David Thoreau.  Man dwells apart, though    not alonn;  *He walks among his piers unread;  lhe best of thoughts  which  he hath  known.  For lack of listeners, are not said.  ���������Jean Ingelow.  A friend Is worth all hazzards we can  rim.  Prior la the frlendlfss roaster of ������  world;  A world ln purchase for a friend Is  gain.���������Young.  How wi* all nttltiidlnbe to ourselvoa!  The whole of life oftr-rf seem* one long  drama.Ic performance. In which on<*-  balf of us Is forever pisln* to 'he  bluer half.���������Mm. Humphrey Ward.  fOt tlx,: Less dideapiiuing From the Fact  That it is UncotmcicmB.  O the majority of people; perhaps, a schoolmaster's life appears monotonous and uneventful, remarks "Chambers' Journal," but to one who Is apt to  ook upon the humorous side of things  ���������his Is far from being the fact. Most  loys are careless, irresponsible crea-  :ures, certainly; but there is a fund of  fenuine, unadulterated humor ln the  iverage boy. A schoolmaster of flf-  :een years' standing writes: "I have  ������rrectod, I might say, a few thousand  ���������xamlnatlon papers ln my time. Some  )f the answers to Questions set are  wonderfully funny and original���������un-  ���������onsclously funny." The following are  specimens:  A boy, aged ten, thus answers a  lucstlon ns to the cause of the Trnns-  i*aal disturbances: "Krugger and Knn-  .lerbullsm Is one. He Is a man of blud.  VIr. Chamberllng has wrote to him say-  n' come out and nte or else give up  ihe blud ot the English you have took,  ie is a boardutchman and wlckld hee-  :hin. lord Kitchener has sent for his  joary blud and to bring back his scan-  ierlous hed ded or alive."  An essay on Gladstone by a iboy ot  ileven states: "Mr. Gladstone lovd  everybody, he lovd publicans and cln-  ners and irishmen, he wanted the  irish to come to England and have  nome rool, but Mr. Cham'berlin says,  no, no. so alars he got his blud up  and kllld Mr. Parnel. Mr. Gladstone  died with great rlspect and Is buried  in Westminster with pleceful ashes."  Rather amolguous is this description  of Queen Elizabeth by another boy:  "Queen Elizabeth was a vurgln queen  and she was never inarrid. she was so  fond of dresses tbat she was never  seen without one on. she was beaute-  full and clever with a red hed and  freckles."  The boy writer of the following is decidedly backward in his Tennyson.  Concerning the late poet laureate he.  writes: "Tenyson wrote 'b.uteifull .polms  with long hair and studld so much thai  he sed mother will you call me airl>  dear? his most graitist polm is called  the idle king, he was made a lord bul  he was a good man and wrote manj  hoads. he luvd our dear Queen so much  that he made a poim to her called the  fairy Queen."  Another boy wishes to become ai)  editor. In an essay on "The Choice ol  a Profession," he gives his reasons ln  these .words:- "A ed.itur is always a  happy man because he can read Iuvly  tales and artlkels all day and pages  of sweet luv poems. A good edltui  has branes, but it must <be very sad'  for him having to read melankolle,  stories of luv so as to make' him all-  most weep with tears from his eyes,  a edltur is a rich man because he never  pays for artlkels and so has all this  interlect for nothing."  One could hardly put the following  Ideas of a certain youth on "Honesty"  to a practical use: "It is a nobel thing  to ibe a honist.man. If you are a hon-  ist man you can look the world in its  face and never *be ashamed of the  devill. it is good to.be honist when  sum one is looking becaws you may get  a reeward. I know a churchwarding  who is a honist man who collects money on Sunday In his black clothes. If  you are honist when you aTe young  you may grow to be rich and.the lord  rhare and then of caws It dusn't mat-'  ter."  This Is from an essay on "My Hero:"  ".My hero is my father because he is a  Chrlstyun clergyman, my father says  o my son gro up like your father and  rispect yourself because nobody else,  will rlspect you. I am sola' to toe a  clergyman because my father says 1  a.m a ass in scliool and have no branes  to set a livdn' in bizniss."  Shakespeare is hardly appreciated by  the young hopeful who writes:���������  "Shakespeare was a famus polt and  poachur. he wrote* luvly plaze called  the tame shrew, hainblet and a scotch  piece called Macdoogul. In Shakes-  peares time some ot the plaze were  very rude 'but now everything is so polite that a innercent father can take  his baby and it wont disgust it.  Shakespeare was so ill when he died  that he cried out oh my cursld bones."  One youth, who Is a poet In embryo.  Is a great admirer- of Longfellow.  -^Ix>ngfellow,'-,,i_he-says,___.wrote_a_gratei  poem called 'The torlk.' he butefully  poemlses In this way���������I stood on a  brlk at midnight and gazed at the  clock tor an hour."  A boy, mourning the loss of an uncle,  writes the following letter to his master: "Dear Reverend Sir, I am Injoy-  Ing my holidays and have only been 111  twice, my unkel died with being old in  three days larst week, and we have  had a plesant fewneral. I want to work  In my arithmetic sir as you sed but it  would be .wicked If I lid It with a ded  unkel. my father says If I dont get a  prize next term sumthlng will happen  ���������I am Tour rlspectabul pupil  "JOHN."  The number of persons born blind  averages sixty-five in every 1,000,000.  Artificial yawning should be resorted to in cases of sore throat, buzzing,  of the oars, catarrh, and like trouble.  Eighty  thousand  elephants  are  required annually to supply    the world,  with ivory.   Most "of them come from,  South Africa.  At Queen Victoria's table an odd  custom, which originated in the time  of George II., is preserved. As each  dish is placed upon tho table thc name  of the cook who prepared It la announced.  The amount of igold coin In actual  circulation ln the world is estimated  by the Bank of England officials to  be about S65 tons.  Runaway horses are. unknown In  Russia. When an animal bolts the  conl Is pulled, and the horse stops ;is  noon as it feels the pressure on tt ���������*���������  windpipe.  Cigars aro given to soldiers ln the  Italian army as part of their dally rations,  Franco, with a population of 39.000.-  000, hp.s a fighting force of 2,000,000  men, able to appear in the field at very  short notice.  Ono of tho unique institutions of  Kansas City is State Line street. Kansas City is located in the border line  between Missouri and Kansas, occupying a liberal stretch of territory on  each side of the boundary. The Missouri State laws prohibit gambling  within Its borders, while Kansas is  famed for its prohibition law3. A  choice array of gambling resorts lines  the north side of State Line street,  which Is located on Kansas soil; while  the opposite side of this thoroughfare  in the State of Missouri is made up  chiefly of saloons.  Giant Tortoises.  w  WORTH KNOWING-  > Liberia has consented to having a  United States coaling station in its  waters.  The great lakes of the St. Lawrence  system have an area of 47,000 square  miles.  According to Salt Lake City figures,  the number of Mormons now in existence is 360,000.  The mortality ln Rome has heen  reduced within a few years from 25  per thousand to 15 per thousand.  Twelve years ago one sailor out of  every 106, on an average, lost his life  by accident Now the proportion has ,  been reduced to one in 256.  oThe curfew is a recognized. Institution in'twelve municipalities in New  .York, according to the annual report  of the State Superintendent of Public  Instruction.  Brltfsh nobles are the only one lr������  Europe who ever wear coronets on  their heads, and ths sole occasion  when they do so is at the coronation ot  the sovereign.  In New England ' the abandoned  farms are being plauted-with nut trees,  and the worked out ground is found to  furnish nourishment enough to cause  the walnut, butternut and chestnut to  flourish abundantly.  Passenger cars (or coaches, as they  are usually designated) in early days  were simply stage coach bodies mounted on four wheels, and as time progressed several were linked together,  thus forming a "train."  Wood pulp paper as military clothing Is used by the Japanese troops. It  is marvelously tough, and has an appearance that might well be regarded  with satisfaction for summer wear. It  holdB stitching uncommonly .well  while its warmth is undoubted.  JUSTIN FUN  "I could save more money," the  young man admitted, "but I find it r.o  hard to break away from my friends.  A fellow can't be a boor and cut all his'  acquaintances without reason, you  know." o  ���������  "I will tell you what to do," said' the  man with the brindle moustache. "Buy  :a^dog."  New Stoiies Are Scarce.  Tim Murphy, the actor, anrl Henry  Watlerson, the editor, met ln the corridor of a Washington hotel the other  day.  "What is your latest story?" the actor nuked.  "N'o sufh thing as a new story now,"  growled Waiterpon. "It Is Impossible to  keep a story rotI for two days. What's  the us.- of th!n'.*:n;s up new stories  when they set spread all over the country betv.-c*-n daylight nnr! dawn? Why,  sir, do you know that it is impossible  to keep a so<yJ story as your own property. It's these blank telegraph operators who like good stories better than  anybody, "iippose Chsuncey Depew has  a good story in New Tork. He tells it.  Some tilf-sraph operator hears it, and  that'nlght when things are quiet on  tho v/iri. he asks the fellow ut Kan  Francis��������� 'or I>enver or Tlmbuotoo If  hf has lK-������nl the l.-itoflt, nnd then h-t  ticks It off. Every man along the line  hettrr, It and tick* It off to the fellow  he is working with, and hy d.-iyllpht  the new story Is the property of lhe  wide, wide world.   New 3tory? Fau_.h!''  "William," said the lady of o the  hou!>e, "will you mall these Invitations  for me the first thing this mornlns?"  "Going to give a partyf* "I have engaged a new kitchen girl for the first  ���������if next week, and I thought I would  show her that we start with no Ill-  feeling by giving a pink tea for hei  Monday afternoon." ��������� Indlanapo'.lJ  "New?."  And then what?"*  "Then, when you meet your friends,  you will, find yourself telling them  stories of hit wonderful intelligence.  Tou Just can't help lt.. In this manner,  you may soon be alone."���������Indianapolis  Press.  The Layman���������Candidly, do you expect your prayer in - behalf of the  Boers to be answered? .  The Pastor���������I flatter myself It is unanswerable, sir. Three or four.cranka  have tried to answer it, through the  press, but lt seems to me they have  failed egregiously.���������Detroit Journal.    ...  Collector���������I'm sorry, M. Slowpay,  hut your tailor has put his account  against you into my hands for collection.  Mr. Slowpay���������He has, eh? Do you  work on a commission basis?  Collector���������Yes, sir.  Mr. Slowpay���������Then I'm sorry for  you.���������Chicago News.  Bachelor���������I am told that a married  man can live on half the income that  a single man requires.  Married Man���������Yea. He has to.���������Tit-  BUs.'i  'I ' ���������  "Your lawyer made some pr**'ty severe charges against the other fellow,  didn't he?"  "Y-e-e-s; but you ought to see how  he charged me."���������Green Bag.  Peddler���������I have a most valiiRhle  book to sell, madam. It tells one how  to do anything.  Lady (sarcastically)���������Does It tell  one how to set rid of a pestering peddler?  "There li a suit, my friend." palfl  Ute dealer, "that will wear like iron."  "I guess that fellow was no liar," said  the victim, two weeks after. "Thc suit  U rusty already."���������Indianapolis Press.  "Brethren," said the repentant man  ���������t the revival meeting, "mine Is a snd  story. I was born In Brooklyn, but  aoon went from bad to worse."  "How lon������ did you a'.ay In New  Tork?" asked the long-whiskered man  <*qtr the organ.���������Baltimore American.  OUR giant tortoises have recently  been added to the reptile collection of the Zoological Gardens In  Bronx Park, New York. They  are from the Galapagos Islands, In the  Southern Pacific Ocean, and differ from  any .tortoises native to Europe, Asia,  Africa, or America, '  These enormous tortoises are living  reminders of the age of giant reptiles.  They represent 'bhe sole survivors of  the gigantic cold-blooded creatures  whose massive bones In the different  scientific museums Illustrate the wonders of the Pliocene Age. In that age  lizards attained a length of fonty feet  and more, and possessed strength  enough to tear down small trees In order 'to browse upon thelr^ leaves. All  repblllan life was gigantic In proportion, and a comparison of an ordinary  tortoise of the present dayjwlth one of  the giant tortoises shows the decadence  of the reptile race. The average land  tortoise of Europe or America, for Instance, weighs five pounds, while the  largest tortoise at Bronx Park weighs  310 pounds.  There are fourteen distinct species  of the giant tortoise. Of these, six inhabit 'the Galapagos Islands, four the  Aldabra Islands and four the Mauritius-Rodriguez group. All .the species  are rapidly becoming extilnot, and reputable scientific authorities have declared several species to be entirely extinct for some time. On the continents  of Europe, Asia and Africa these creatures are represented only by fossil remains; .the Uvlng'JndlvIduals are confined entirely.to the islands .mentioned.  To procure these reptiles a number of  expeditions have been . planned. The  first of these resulting in the arrival of  specimens ln this country was made by  the TJnlted States ship "Albatross." The  speaimens procured were placed dn the  National Museum at Washington. In  1812, Jong before the visit of .the "Albatross," the United States ship "Essex" irxaA explored the Islands of the  Galapagos group, and two large tortoises were captured and presented to  a iSouth Sea Island chief. In 1S89 .these  same reptiles were obtained by Walter  Ratihsohild, and were shipped 'by* ihim  to London.  In 1897 Mr. Rothschild despatched his  expedition for giant tortoises to the  Galapagos Islands. The .total expenses  of this expedition were $16,500. Fifty-  nine tortoises "were procured, but none  exceeded "two hundred pounds ln  weight. All the islands were visited.  On Dunoan Island twenty-seven specimens were captured, representing a  speoies scientifically known as Testudo  ephlppium. ' The tortoises collected ln  this expedition were taken to London  in 1898 by Frank B. Webster of Boston.  As a special exhibit dn a zoological conference then in progress they excited  great Interest, and their owner finally  distributed them among the' zoological  gardens of Europe. .  In 1900 twenty tortoises from the Galapagos Islands were landed in San  Francisco by a Captain Noyes. . MrJ  We-bster, acting as special'agent" for  Mr. Rothschild, .purchased all the rep-,  tiles.' A number -were lost lm shipment  from 'San Francisco to Boston; hut six  reached Boston .alive. . These com--  prised specimens of Testudo vicina and  Mycrophyes. The specimens were then  shipped to London, .where they arrived  in good -condition., .  The third and by far tine largest lot  of these reptiles arrived in San Francisco early this-summer.   This lot consisted of twenty-four specimens.   They '  had been brought in a schooner from  the Galapa*gos Islands by Captain Wilr  Ham Johnson of San Francisco.. Three^  of   the   tortoises .In   this   lot   are   the'  largest ever captured,  weighing more  than three hundred pounds each.  F. B. Webster purchased this lot of  tortoises, and shipped them to his place  in Hyde'Park." On the way. three of  them died.-,One of the three 'largest  specimens was purchased by the New.  York -Zoological Society, together with  four smaller ones. Six specimens have  been purchased by Mr. Rothschild, two  go to Count Penacca, In Italy,'and the  remainder, will probably be .disposed*  of among zoological Institutions.  The flve giant tortoises at the New.  York Zoological Gardens now occupy a  plot of long grass' opposite the reptile  house. In the mornings they are often  let out of their enclosure to browse  about at will. . In the heait of the day,  theyvsleep_ln-:the_EhadoWiOf-a.-piecei,*.of^  tarpaulin that has been spread to shelter them from the sun.  The principal Article of diet with  these Strange creatures is the cactus,  but they feed on aJl sorts of vegetation,  and seem to thrive. ' '  These tortoises' live to a great age,  There is one Jn captivity known to be  127 years old, and it was full grown  when caught.,. The largest of the collection at Fordham is supposed to have  attained the great age of two hundred  years.  The dimensions of this enormous tortoise are: Length of shell, on curve, 4,  feet 3 inches; width of shell, on curve,  4 *<feet 7 inches; height, 20 Inches;  weight, 310 pounds. This giant was  caught In the cratervof an extlnot volcano. To carry it thence to the shore  were required the-efforts of fourteen  men for twelve days. A stretcherlike  carrier was improvised, and the reptile placed upon it.  Next -winter a special tortoise house  will be ready at the east end of th'e  present reptile house. .-There the giant  tortoises will be housed from the cold,  and a glass roof will give them, the full  benefit of the sun.  LOST HIS BUSINESS!  Ill-health "puts the shutters  up" In many an honest man's  business, and there are  thousands of cases on record  where the only seeming power on earth to take them  down again is South American Nervine.     :    .  " I was completely prostrated with Nervous  Debility. I h:id to give up business���������doctors  only helped me temporarily. I wns the most discouraged man alive when I started taking South  American Nervine, but thc splendid cures I had  read gave mc hope, nnd 1 had not taken half a  battle before I found relief. I took twelve bottles, but am cured."���������Ii. Errett, Merrickville. a  Humor or the Hour.  MistreBS (to new servant)���������There are  Iwo things, Mary, about wliich I am  very particular : they are truthfulness  and obedience.  Mary���������Yos'm, and when you tell m������  to say you're not in when a person  calls that you don't wish to see, which  is it to be, mum���������truthfulness or obedience?���������The King (London).  Mrs. McCall���������Why on earth did you  ict such a plain gown?  Mrs. Hauskecp���������All on account of our  cook.  Mrs.  McCall���������I don't understand.  Mrs. Hauskeep���������Well, she always goes  in for gaudy things, and I want to have  just one dress that she won't copy.���������Philadelphia Pies*.  ��������� M   ���������  Husband���������Hurrah! My employer   has  given me a week's vacation.  Wife^���������How nice! Now you can take  down the stoves, clean out' the cellar  and whitewash the kitchen.���������Chicago  News.  ��������� H *  Mary had a little nose  That -turned  up  at  the   point.  But   a  little  baby  brother  came  And put it out ef joint.  ���������Chicago Tribune.  ���������  4 + t-  *'After all," he remarked, ."it is youth  alone that has real courage.  "I don't know," returned the elderly  spinister with acerbity whether it  should be called courage or. foolhardi-  ness, but it is unquestionably - true  that the girls who marry at all.usually  marry quite young."���������Chicago Post.  -���������������������������       '      .  "I am sorry, George, you do������'t admire my new dress," snid the .young  wife.   "Jiveryhridy says it is charming.'?  "Your friends, my denr. pay you com-j  pliments ; 1" pay your bills," repliedher'  Husband.���������Tit-Bits*. "  -Mrs. Blinks-^Oh,'John!, I've lost my  dinmond ring somewhere!  Blinks���������Yes; I know.you did.   .  Mrs. Blinks���������Why, how did you know  it!  Blinks���������I found - it. in my trousers  pocket at the - same time I discovered  that I had lost $3.���������Chicago* News."  JEALOUS RIVALS  *   ' '    * *.     -'    .       ...        * . o  Cannot  turn   back    the  tide.  The demand for Dr. Agnew'S  ,   little Pills Is a marvel.   -  It's the old story, "The Survival of the Fittest," and "Jealousy its own Destroyer."  Cheap to buy, but diamonds.in quality���������banish  ncusea, coated tongue,* water brash, pain after  eating, sick headache;'never .gripe,, operate  pleasantly. , 40 doses, xoc.; 100 doses, 35c.   s   "^  k  Jl  '4  it  Shuffle and Cub  Perceiving now that the block was  inevitable, the noble prisoner bethought him of suicide.  "Shall I shuffle oft this mortal coil?"  mused  he.  But the executioner, being' a man of  aome wit, withal, divined his thought.  "Tou Shuffle after I cut!" quoth thia  functionary, briefly.  v*The duke was silent at this. It waa  not his grace's wont to bandy words  with one from the commonalty.���������Detroit "Journal."  Pat had come' over to America with  the expectation' of finding money, lying  around loose, only waiting' for some  one to pick it up. . Of. course this was  long ago. Pat had ' soon become disillusioned,' and .was always glad to get  hold of odd jobs which would net him'  a little something to help'him keep body  and soul ��������� together. Finally, becoming  ���������tired of the struggle, he decided to end  ft~ali;-"and"wd"s"-very-industri6usly-tying-_  a rope around his .waist when his landlord happened in. on him. After watching him curiously for a few moments, he  asked:��������� ;..  "What's up, Pat? What are you trying to do?"  .. Troyin' to choke nteseli, av, coorse,**  was Pat's answer. . '  "Choke yourself? Yon can't- do' it  that way. You'll have to put, the ropo  around your neck."  ���������  "Sure an* I thricd thot. but I couldn't  "breathe."���������New York Times.  -     ���������   " -*������������������,"       , -  Kx-Gov. CVFerrall of Virginia took Ha  little * grandson down on his farm one  Sunday afternoon. * after the * boy had  returned from Sunday school, - to show  him an astrakhan apple tree tbat was  nearly ready for the harvest.' On the  way to the orchard the little fellow  asked :���������  "Whom do these fields and woods belong to, grandpa f  "Why, said the rather matter-of-  fact grandfather.' "they .belong to me."  "No. sir," emphatically responded the  boy, "they belong to God."     ' '  The grandfather . said nothing till  thev reached thc apple tree,' .when he  said :���������  . "Well, my boy, whom does .this tree  belong to I* ' '  This- was a poser, and for a moment  thc boy hesitated/but. casting a long-  ing look upon the apples,'he replied:���������  "Well, grandpa, the tree belongs to  God. but the apples are ours."  "Harry," she aald, thoughtfully.  "What Is it?" responded the worried  business man, rather shortly. "I wish  you could rearrange your business a  little bit." "How?" "So aa to be ���������  bear on the Stock Exchange Instead  of at home."���������Exchange.  Of the one hundred most popular  books of the century up to the present  time the check-book is one and tbo  pocketbook  la  tfae  other  ninety-nine.  IN "TYPHOID'S" TRAIL  Oame violent Rheumatip nrand  mors violent Hauralafla���������Doctors oouldnt stem the disease  tide���������3 bottles of South American Rheumatic Oure "gave  battle" and won. gloriously.  Mr. Vf. W. Brownell, of Aronmore, Ont, s*_rs  that a few yean sge be bad typhoid fever. After  recovering was attacked moit violently hy Rheumatism and Neuralgia, he suffered so he thought  he would die. Many a night thought be could  not live tin morning.' Doctor! tried to relieve  him but coold not . After taking throe bottles of  Sooth American Rheumatic Cure every vestige of  frnin left him and he was as well as ������rer.       4 /$&  'tf  \ Living in the  Land of Bulah.  By Rev. Stephen Merritt.  Here is where Ho desires us all to  reside. Ho placed man in the Garden  of Eden; that was lost by disobedience  and distrust. He made plans for its  restoration. He gave his Son to make an  atonement, and scut another Comforter  to restore to us what Adam lost for  us, and Ha made It  so  easy  and    so  1, plain that all that was necessary was  7 for us to receive Him and the land  would be no longer desolate; but it  would bo Behlah, and wc should bo no  moro forsaken, neglected'nor forgotten.  The Comforter has come,: and we enter into our promised possessions. We  do. not possess thia land by our piety  or goodness. We do not gain it by our  services or consecration. We simply receive it in connection with our. reception of the Giver who giveB Himself,  and, with Himself, all things freely. Ho  comes in to dwell,-to abide; not to visit  or to be a guest, but-to remain forever.  Where He is' in' heaven���������heaven on  earth,. a. heaven ln .all; our surroundings,  and simply because we receive Hini and  give Him control. He is the Abider.  ������������������.'We'reside* in Beulah, not because we  are worthy, or holy, or cultured, or useful, but because we are married and  Beulah is the country seat, of our "Ichi."  We live there because it is the place of  His residence, for of course we live  with Him and enjoy all He possesses.  It is a delightful land. No ravenous  beast goes up there; no malarial of  doubt, no miasma of distrust, no dread  or fear; perfect peace and delicious  quietude obtain; and there is an entire  absence of malice, envy and* jealousy,"  with nothing to mar nor disturb tho  calm serenity of all. It is a healthy country. No sickness, sorrow, nor sin has any  place here. We wait on the Lord and  He renews our strength; we mount-up  on wings as eagles; wo run and weary  not; we walk and never faint. He  healeth all our diseases and, cause th us  to rejoice   evermore.  It is a fruitful heritage. Vfe abide  and fruit; we fruit because of the abiding. No fruit in or of ourselves; yet,  we bring forth much ~fruit, and l|ie  fruitage'1 is His, not ours. As a, branch  we abide, and as a vine He fruits, and  the fruit remains. Blessed fruitage of  Beulah I Such" clusters 'of grapes so sweet,  ���������o satisfying.  Beulah is for everybody���������rich, _ poor,  learned, illiterate, black, white, bond,  free���������everybody, everywhere,' at any  time. . He is no respecter of persons.  Beulah' is for the comfortless, the saddened., the .sorrowful, for He is appointed to. them that mourn, to' give beauty  for a'shes, the oil of joy for mourning,  the garment of praise for the spirit of  heaviness. Needless to say, it is blessed; the sun no more goes down, the  moon never withdraws itself; the Holy  Spirit is the everlasting light, and. we  walk in the light as He is.in th'e'lightT  JWe have fellowship one with, another j  and the days of our mourning are. end;  ed. We cannot purchase a. site here,'  nor secure it by sighs, tears nor groans.  It is the' gift of the Comforter. Jesus  died to secure Him and it for us. and  we receive both as the promise of the  Father, and enter into our present inheritance and enjoy Him' forever. We  enjoy the days of heaven on earth,  though the land is situated in a vale of  tears and-a wilderness of woe. lt is  * heaven to go to heaven in.. The earth  rolls around the-Bun; a splendid sepul-.  ,ohre; but amid the dead of earth, with  Its wails and woes, rise Uie.songs and*  shouts of the redeemed who have eternal  life.  Beulah is not an ecstasy; it is' a reality: Its walls are salvation, and its  gates praise. It is a highway* cast  up; it is for those���������the wayfaring man,  though a.fool, need not err therein.  Its people'.are all righteous���������not-their'  own, for-.our righteousness-is as,filthy  rags; but He is .made unto us wisdom,  righteousness, sanctification and .- redemption,- and therefore we inherit the   __. _Iand__forever, that He may be glorified.  Getting; a Yonngr Man.  'A London Girls' Club recently issued  a pamphlet describing the manner in  Which a home every" evening'is provided for work-girls who are. at the critical age between school and marriage. The  record of serious work is lightened by  many touches of humor. "Once," saya  the writer of the pamphlet, "I saw a girl  who had just come to the club pasa two  men ln the street, and greet one by a  vigorous slap on the shoulder, . I took an.  opportunity afterwards of protesting  tnat this was not quite our style at  the club. 'All right,' said the girl, with"  good-humor, 'but will you please tell me  ���������hat I'm.to do to get a young man?'"  ~K  tl,-   '   Galveston  Still In  Rains.  'A correspondent of a southern newspaper," writing from Texas, gives a pio  ture of the recovery of Galveston from  its awful disas'ter. ' He says:���������  "What of Galveston ? One stands  appalled even now at the magnitude ol  the work of the storm two years ago. In,  the desolated district there" is scarcely  less to mark where a.street was than  can befound'in a hundred-acre cotton  field. b.r *;     "..  "Is that section building up again 1  Not.much.   Now and then a good-'house  . On the other, hand, I was impressed as 1  did not expect- to be with what tho  storm "didn't materially damage. There  are many magnificent business blocks  and stately" residences still left. - There  must be not less than 25,000 people in  Galveston to-day.   Besides, as a shipping  -point, there is not a harbor to equal  this on the Gulf coast. The citizens have  voted? $1,600,000 of bonds to build a sea  wall, and already, before they are issued, more than ������1,000,000 have been taken by her own citizens. Others may  doubt, but those people believe in the  future of Galveston. I* didn't find a  doubting "Thomas' anywhere.  ','Thc two-niilc-wide channel was  crossed before the storm by three lines  of railroad.'' Only one has been repaired, and all trains pass over this from  thc mainland to tin* island. The posts  which'supported the other two tracks  ���������till stand, with-gaps here and there, a������  11 lilent witnesses to the resistless pow-fer  Of the storm."  Tbe Queen at the Hospitals.  A very pretty description of the interest taken in the Children's Hospital  by the Queen is contributed by Mrs.  Sarah A. Tooley, author of a life of the  Queen, to The Daily Mail. The Queen's  active interest in hospital work, Mrs.  Tooley says, began in 1867, some four  years after she had come to this country a bride. In that year the Princess  of Wales, to use her then title, was  stricken with a long and painful illness,  in the heyday of her youth and loveliness. She had known little of illness  hitherto, and, taught by her own sufferings, her gentlo and sympathetic heart  went out to those sick ones in the great  hospitals, especially the children, who  had little to relieve the monotony of life  in the wards.  Her first Ret when tlie worst of her  painful malady had passed was to ask  Sir James Puget to send some books  and toys, which she had selected herself,  to the sick children in the wards of St.  Bartholomew's and St. George's Hospitals. From that day forward . tho  "Princess" displayed unflagging interest  in hospital work, and it is a fitting culmination to a long service in this branch  of humanitarianisni that in her coronation year the Queen should give the support "of her presence to a bazaar in aid  of the Children's Hospital. Alas, however,* that she should go forth to it  from the sick ' couch of the stricken  King.  .The Queen's visits to the hospitals  are, with the exception of public cere-  monials.of a strictly private nature. Her  Majesty's efforts, however, to pass incognito are never crowned with success.  The lineaments of her face are too well  known to every man, woman and child  in the country for this to be possible.  Most frequently she pays her visits  without any previous warning, or, at  most, the matron is notified by. a messenger a little in advance "*of the Queen,  bearing her intended presents for tho  patients.  On the afternoon of last Palm Sunday her Majesty paid a characteristic  vis'it to the Alexandra Hospital for  children with hip disease, Queen square,  Bloomsbury. The matron was from  home, and the sister in cliirge was not a  little taken with'pleased surprise when  a footman from Marlborough House arrived with a parcel of toys and boxes "of  sweetmeats.  Hardly had he_ deposited these than  the Queen herself drove up to the* hospital, accompanied by Princess Victoria.  .Without any preliminary, -Iier ��������� Majesty  went up to" the wards, and, passing from  cot to cot, chatted with each little patient, and with her own hands -gave the  toys and sweetmeats. The toys had  not-been ordered in the gross, from a  dealer's, ,,but had heen. selected .by <the  Queen from among the collection of her  children's old toys. Each recipient thus  became the possessor of a very interesting souvenir.   - <*,    j,  A very pretty and touching incident  occurred as the Queen stooped over the  cot of a "tiny- boy of four. __Slie had,  lingered long talking in a motherly way  to the little sufferer, and when she was  about to pass on .he.put" his baby arm  round her neck and -kiiied. her cheek.  The affectionate little fellow, in the "unconsciousness of early childhood,.understood nothing about the rank of a  Queen, but his heart went out to the  pretty lady who spoke so- lovingly,' and  he naturally wanted to kiss her. Her  Majesty was much touched and pleased  at the incident.  The Lady-in-Waiting. noticing the red  jackets wliich the little patients, wore,  said that .they looked like soldiers of  the Queen,*,.upon which the sister, replied that that was their favorite song.  "Then I should like them to sing it to  me," said the Queen. The signal was  given, and the childish voices rose in  harmony with the pretty refrain, tho  Queen smiling and moving- her head  .with approval. ��������� Next the children sang  some of -their hymns','and so'the visit  was prolonged,'to th'e equal pleasure.of  the royal'yisitorand.'the little patients.  ; The Queen's^ thoughts; are ever with  the suffering ones, and she is constantly-sending-flowcrs=and-toys-to-the-vari-.  ous children's hospitals, and there is  usually the personal interest made manifest in her gifts. Last Christmas, when,  it will be, remembered,".the Queen was  herself invalided' at .Marlborough House,  she, notwithstanding her own indisposition, sent a present for each-patient in  the Cheyne Hospital for Sick and Incurable Children, addressed hy herself :  "For my little children of the Cheyne  Hospital."  In years gone hy it was the Queen's  custom to let her own children send  flowers'and "toys, and,' as'they- grew  old enough, to accompany her on visits  to the children's hospitals.  A touching story was told hy an Kast  End clergyman.. He was visiting an  invalid girl who had lately come'home  after being in the London Hospital, and  1 he noticed that on the wall by the  side of her bed was hanging from a nail  a bunch of withered flowers tied with a  pretty colored silk. - In answer to his  inquiry the girl said ���������:  "Oh, sir, those flowers were given me  hy one of the young Princesses, and, sec,  it is tied with a piece of her very own  sash ribbo������i. The nurse told me that  it was a piece, of the very ribbon which  the Princess had worn. Isn't it pretty ?  I. wouldn't lose it for "any thing."  _ The fruit of those lessons of sympathy with the afflicted which the Queen  instilled into the minds of her children  is exemplified to-day bv. the-interest  which' the Duchess of rife takes in the  Ormontl Street Hospital. Indeed, of  late years the Queen's interest has been  limited to the sending of gifts, but the  Duchess is, with the Duke, a constant  visitor, carrying on the traditions of her  youth, and she will to-day, in her capacity as wife of the President of the hospital, receive the Queen on her Majesty's  For the Farmer.  Have you killed the old hens and  ���������ent thenT,to market? It will not pay  to keep them if you have a good supply of pullets growing, and they are  not especially valuable as breeders.  Cleaning up the old stock will save dollars in many ways. Poultry is in good  demand, and now is the time to cut  down the feed bill by sending the old  heiis to market.  Never Told a Uo.  Two profits are derived from the  grain by feeding it on the farm, tho  feeding value and the manurial value.  When the grain is sold the manurial  value is completely lost and the farm  begins to run down in fertility. There  is another profit connected with feeding, wliich is a saving of labor, horse*  flesh and equipment.  Feeding  BlrdW*'on  Chcrrlea.  I have made it a practice in planting  cherry orchards to put in a quantity of  trees of the early varieties of sweet  cherries, such as Coe's Transparent, Governor Wood and May Duke. These  treeB are given up entirely to the birds.  We never.pick them, and never allow a  bird to be frightened from the trees.  They live upon these, and by the time  our more valuable cherries, such as the  Black Tartarian, Black Eagle, Napoleon  and Windsor, are ripe we have no  trouMe,from'.* the-robins.:. There will not  be even 2 per cent, of these fine cherries picked or damaged by the birds.  If everyone would make it a point to  put in a few extra trees of these early,  juicy, sweet cherries they would have  little trouble with their more valuable  varieties.' Rather than kill'.off the birds;  I would plant cherries and give them  the entire crop. It is one of the great  drawbacks to fruit culture to-day that  we have so few birds inhabiting our orchards, in consequence of which we are  forced to carry out the expensive process of spraying, without which com-  paralvelv little iruit of value could be  produced. It is a great mistake on the  part of fruit-growers to kill off the  birds, and I find it not only economical  to plant cherry trees for them, but lhat  it brings larger numbers to my place,  and tbey, are very helpful in keeping  down many insects that are not destroyed by spraying.���������George T. Powell, in  Rural New Yorker."  arrival at the bazaar.  In the South of France there 13 a doe-  tor who docs not waste time.: When he  makes the round of his patients he carries in his carriage a basket of homing  pigeons. Before he leaves the house he  writes out a prescription and fixes it  under the wing of a bird, which ��������� flies  straight to the dispensary. An assist-  tant makes up the medicine,.a cyclist delivers it, and the patient receives it, all  within a few minutes of the doctor's departure.  Bird* , anilFrait.  The farmer does not complain about  the pay he gives his hired men. He  realizes that to "get their services he  has to compensate them for their labor.  The birds, however, are sometimes begrudged the fruit they take, though they  have been working in his interest in destroying larvae, insects and bugs for a  long time before the fruit has ripened.  Even when they are taking tneir pay in  eating cherries, berries," etc., - they are  still destroying insects, and their stomachs will be found to contain a targe  percentage of this kind of food.  It is only a small percentage of the  large family of birds that offends in this  respect. Chief among them is the catbird, robin, cedarbird and oriole. A farm  would be poor indeed that could 'not afford some fruit in payment for the song  of the robin, the cheerful scolding of the  catbird, the pretty,'quiet ways of, the  little cedarbird. and, the brilliant plumage and song of the oriole", particularly  as most of the time they work hard for  their living.���������H.-E.'_ Haydock.   -."'   _,-  ���������   -Poultry in Summer.  When the hens have been laying well  all through the spring and early summer they are apt to take a rest when  the hot, sultry days of midsummer get'  here. It is at that time that the Hock  needs a little -extra - attention to keep  them up to the point of profitable production.        - , '  ���������The average man is apt to neglect  his-flock when they slack up in laying in July, and thu result is lew  eggs through the summer and a long  season of moulting.  This, is all wrong, and often cause3  a heavy loss that might be .prevented  by giving the needed care. Do not cut  -down-thc-feudrbut-keup-right^on-giving  them all they need of good cgg-proiluc-  iurt food, and they will lake a bliort rest  ar.d then go to work again in' earnest -|  and keep ii up until late iu the season,  when lhey will stop for the annual  uiuull. ���������  ��������� Jt the hens have been confined to a  small yard it will pay to give them a  larger run now. ' If the yard cannot be"  ei.lkrged, it is a good plan to let them  out for a" run the latter part of each  day. You will be surprised to see how  much exercise they will take in two  ho'i.rs just before night. .  ' A change of scene is as good for the  hens as for" their'owner.' It will also  be found profitable to feed a few oats  at this time of year. The high price  oi* oats this summer prohibits their uso  in as large quantity as is usually pro-  filable, but it will pay to feed them  even at the present prices. 1 like to  make the summer r-ition of the laying  hens one-fourth oats, but owing to the  relative high cost of .this grain I am  satisfied that oats arc profitable ieed,  as they stimulate the nervous energy ol  the hen as well as of the horse.  Do not be overanxious at this time,  but rest content with a light egg yield  for a few weeks, even if it falls as low  as 25 per cent, of the whole flock.  It7 has been well proven by experience  that .the old theory that hens had got  to rest three or. four months while  moulting is an error. The egg product  cannot be controlled wholly "in thc or-  iginal:'package" yet the laying season  can be made more uniform and continuous than itnow is on most farms^Whcn  everything else has been provided, do  not forget: to furnish plenty of shade  for the flock. It is indispensable if good  results arc to be obtained.  One other thing, don't let the hens  get too poor to lay. Where one hen  gets too fat to lay, one hundred get  too poor. The" hen that is kept in good  condition all the time will "prove the  profitable one "in the end. If you find  a member of the flock that turns egg-  making food into meat instead of eggs,  use "-her. to help get in the hay and  grain, i.e., eat her and turn her into  human muscle. A little extra care during these hot days will have its effect  through the whole year. Try it and  see.���������Enoch C. Dow. Belfast, Me., in  Xribune Farmer.  The Rev. H.  G. Jackson, a western  clergyman,  according to  The    Evening  Post, declares that, like George-Washington, he never told a lie.   His statement is taken with various quantities  of salt by the press of his vicinity and  elsewhere.    One writer, who  claims to  speak for millions of boys and millions  of men who have been boys, asks somo  questions which might prove embarrassing to the reverend gentleman if they  were  offered face to face, so that ho  had to answer them.    The millions ot  boys and millions of men who have been  boys,  the  writer  says,   would  like   to  know what the  future  clergyman   said  when he was asked for the third, fifth  or ninth time in the morning whether  or not he  was  dressing;   how  he  explained  matters  when  asked  what  ho  had dono to make his little sister cry;  how he managed to account for tho difference  between    the  time  of   closing  Bchool nnd tho time of his arrival at  home after school; what his iiiy_ariablo  answer was -when he  had neglected to  split   the  kindling,  to  empty   the  ash  scuttle, to pull the weeds, to feed the  chickens, water the garden,  or  shovel  off the snow.    They  would like to be  informed���������these millions would���������how ho  avoided telling a lie when he came home  with a torn jacket and marks of violence on his freckled face; when he was  caught with shirt turned inside out of  a. summer ."-.'afternoon; when he was detected  in: the  act  of  hiding  a  fishing-  pole under  the back   stoop;  when  the  third or fourth or fifth girl he fell iu  love with asked himsif he had, ever been  kissed before; when he tied a tin can  to   the   tail   of  Thompson's   fox-terrier  and Thompson ran down the crime and  fastened  the guilt upon him;  when he  ^ine home one evening with a splitting  headache  or  ghastly- face,  or  troubled  Btomach and .loud odor ot' tobacco; whon   .   But what is the use? Perhaps the  Rev. Mr. Jackson never was a hoy anyway.  "Would Not Pay tlie ] Cabman.  "Georgina, Countess of Dudley, of 53  Grosvenor street, W., was summoned at  Marlborough street by Alfred Reeve, a  cabman of 35 Hutton street, Whitc-  frairs, for the sum of eightpence, balance  of a cab fare incurred on July 4. The  defendant did not appear in court. The  complainant said that he drove the  Countess from- Grosvenor street to  Mount street, and -tliere waited for  seventeen minutes. He then drove her  back to Grosvenor street, .where lie was  paid a shilling. He asked for eightpence for waiting, but'she took no notice, and -went in. Ho afterwards saw  the footman, but nothing was paid. Mr.  Kennedy made an order for the-payment of eightpence, with eight shillings  costs."  Such is the unemotional way ln which  a London* newspaper describes an-incident which would be given columns by  certain New York newspapers. Do we  not remember the attention paid to the  incident of the arrest of the Duke of  Marlborough, for riding a_ bicycle in a  New York park ? ',  Mistakes of Reporters.  The mistakes of shorthand report-  era, laughable and serious, "on various  Important occasions would fill volumes,  How Some Men "Were Ruined.  An   ordinary   penny   postage   stamp  brought ruin to Hobart, the "great Brit-  but a. decidedly curious  error^or the i ^ iron k|ilfc��������� gayfJ The Ncw York Slin_  ���������kind is pointed out in a letter which Sir.  Henry Campbell-Bannerman was at  the trouble to write to The London  .Times, under date of July 31 :-���������  "I do not often correct errora In reports of speeches," says Sir Henry,"but  there Is a passage ln your report of  my speech last night on tho third reading of the education bill which I find  It necessary to explain, and this can  only be done by a correction.  "I followed Lord Hugh Cecil in the  debate, and what your .report represents me as saying Is this:���������'There is  often a power behind the throne. We  have known in history of a great  Cardinal who wielded the power of a  mighty Monarch, but it was known  that after all it was not he ln his  gorgeous raiment who truly wielded the  power, but a soberly-clad eccleslastlo  in his retinue. In this case we have  not to look for some Ventre St. Grls  who sits below the gangway. We  cannot help thinking that on the present occasion the power behind the  throne is the noble Lord, the member  for Greenwich.' The words I used were  these:���������'In this case we have not far  to look for "son Eminence Grlse." "Son  Eminence Grlse"slts below the gangway  and Is member for the borough of  Greenwich.*  "I may be allowed to point out to  you that Ventre St. Grls is not the  name of a person; it Is a meaningless  collocation of words Invented by King  HenffllV., ..who,-finding .himself *de-  bsi*re""T_.rom the use of an oath by the  rules of both the religions which he  In turn professed.remployed. this Innocent? but' sonorous7 expletive for the  purpose of relieving.his feelings. Similarly, for." the same'object,' Thackeray  suggested 'Bagneres de Bigorre': others  have thought of 'Santa: Fede Bogota.'  "But Ventre St. ��������� Grls .was . never,- so  far as: I know, the appellation of a  person. It appears as a pseudo-oath>  In 'Quentln ' Durward,' the scene of  which Is in the reign: of Louis XI., but  . this: Is one of Sir Walter's occasional  anachronisms."  During the Wliitworth period, when the  big crisis in the iron trade occurred, he  had agents in all parts of the world who  kept him posted. Sometimes they telegraphed the news in cipher, but those in  England were always instructed to  write. At tlmt time his principal agent,  who -was also his partner, was in Sheffield, and wrote him from there, warning him to sell out of all iron interests  for the time ou account of the Whit-  worth crisis.  Hobart had frequent fits of irritability, and he had been receiving a lot of  under-stamped letters of no importance, on which he had to pay double  poBtugc. One morning in anger he gave  orders that such letters were to be returned to the carriers. The very first  under-stamped letter rece'ved after this  was from his partner. It was rejected  as soon us it arrived.  Next day Hobart pledged himself for  more iron deals than even his mighty  credit was good for. The great: drop in  prices came two days later, and Hobart,  INTERESTING ITEMS  - - Chinese National Anthem,  .Much amusement was caused at Brussels recently during the official reception  of tha Chinese Prince Imperial, says The  Daily Express. All day the Prince was  promenaded over - tha city, - and everywhere he went he was met by the same  monotonous tune wearily intoned by  military bands.   After a while he asked  his interpreter to inquire what the tune  was.  "The'Chinese national"1 anthem," was  the reply of the surprised burgomaster  of Brussels, M.),de Mot.', -- - * *  "But we have none!"' replied Prince  Chen; "and this tune was certainly never  heard in China."   \       :'   ,���������,-,-  It seems that a wily European some  years ago composed a' weird melody with  a tomtom accompaniment, and called it  the Chinese national anthem. He sold  the right to perform ,the anthem on all  occasions when any Chinese dignitaries  were being entertained. He has already  made a nice little sum out of it.  John DreTr'a Drenn  Slilrt.  John Drew, it Is well known. Is most  particular regarding his dress"; both on  and off the stage. He was playing in  "The Liars" two Beasons ago on the  road, and his itinerary Included nearly  two weeks of successive one-night  stands. His man attendant always  looked after the clothing he'wore at the  theatre,.bringing it;to the actor's.dressing-room shortly before Mr. Drew appeared to dress. In one of the smaller  cities the valet. had sent Mr. Drew's  linen to a laundry, and the actor found  when about to don lt that the bosom  of his dress shirt contained a polish  which disgusted him. He said things.  But there was nothing to do but to  wear it, polish and all. Mr. Drew had  a long speech in a scene with Arthur  Byron. The latter at once observed'the  unusual polish on Mr. Drew's dress  shirt, and while he was delivering tho  lengthy dialogue Mr. Byron, though It  was not noticed by "the audience, began to adjust his hair, straighten his  tie, and otherwise complete his .toilet  by the aid of the polish on Mr. Drew's  shirt. A roar went up from behind the  scenes, and Mr. Byron'B joke nearly,  spoiled the scene.���������New Tork Times.  In Memory of -Inaac Pitman. \  The mighty army of' those' who owe  an undying debt to the late Sir Isaao  Pitman, the Inventor of phonography,.  jrtll.be interested in,the latest develop-,  ment of;: a scheme -'which'���������the'* corporation of Bath; have... for. some < time: had In:  hand* for perpetuating the memories of  distinguished personages who have  lived in that city. The latest tangible  result of this praiseworthy policy is the7  tablet of which an Illustration is given  ln a neighboring column���������a small  event, yet one on which the whole world  looks with a kindly and grateful feel-  : The ; Commandant's Hat.  -~Writing-frbm���������Bloemfontein���������a_week"  after the declaration of, peace, the special correspondent of The 'Times made  some interesting observations upon the  Boer leaders and the problem of settlement. Of the:Boer leaders, at the  Vereeniging conference he wrote:���������  "tX more motley collection for -the  commanding officers of an army it would  be hard to imagine. Suits of corduroy  covered with large patches of soft leather were favorite uniforms, uud there  were few who had not some 'article of  clothing representing the looting of a  convoy or the stripping of some unlucky  prisoner. But thc hats' were the great  feature on which each man had exhausted his powers of invention. Tliey  were of every shape, material and color, and decoralrd with the mos*. extraordinary devices and mottoes. Almost  the most fantastic was a broad-brimmed  straw helmet painted in the Free State  colors, red, white, blue and orange, iu  four quarters, which crowned the stalwart figure of Commandant Michael  Prinsloo. The same commandant's son,  a boy of perhaps eighteen years, had a  long tangled yellow inane falling over  his shoulders���������the consequence of a vow  never to cut his hair till 'the English  were expelled from the country."  Germnna  aria  Poles.  The Germans arc outvying each other  in attempts to prove that the Polish  trouble is simply the work of political  agitators.  The following gem of news is taken  by The Daily Express from The Hamburger Naclirichtcii :���������  , Two doctors in Rybnik were about to  perform an operation on a' workman,  and in :.order to make the rendering of  the anaesthetic easier, they instructed  him to count slowly-from one to ono  hundred. .    ,  As the workman explained that he did  sot know German he was told to count  in Polish, which he did, until the influence of the chloroform began to assert  itself, when he continued counting in  German I "And," explains The Ham-  ��������� burger Nachrichtcn hysterically, "ia  properly pronounced and accented Ger*  man, too l". .....  Ing.     Lady Pitman still lives  In tha  house whose walls; the stone adorns.  9Xana Mnller'a" SettlnB; lien.' ~\  . "Maud Muller" still goes, on being  parodied. Here is the latest from an  'American source, though the usual'  "might have been" stanza "appears to  be missing :<���������  Maud Muller,,on*'a summer's day.  Set a*' hen in a brand-new.; way ;  (Maud; you see, was-a city girl,  Trying the rural life a whirl.)  She covered a box with tinsel gay,  Lined it snugly, with new-mown hajV  Filled It nicely with eggs,.and then    I  Started to look for a likely hen���������   "���������'��������� J  Out of the flock selected one; '"*"  And then she thought that her work  was done; .  It would have been; but this stubborn;  hen  Stood  up and  cackled  "Ka-doot" and  then ,  Maud Muller came,"and  In hurt surprise  Looked coldly into the creature's eyes.  Then   tied   its  logs to   the  box,   "Tou  bet,"  Said she,   "I know how to make you  set." ;  But   still   It   stood,   nnd.'.".'.worse.,  and  worse.  Shrieked forth its wrongs to the uni*  verso, ,'  Kicked  over  the ; box   with   Its   tinsel  gay, j  And lgnomlnlously flapped away7.       I  Then a bad boy, over the barnyard  fence.  Tee-heed, "Say, Maud, there's a difference i  'Twcen hens, you know, an' lt Is that  One says 'Ka-doot!' an' one 'Ka-datl' !���������  Then    Maud    recalled  that  the  ucIJl  brute "'���������"''���������''  'ii       :i  She tried to set had said "Ka-dootl'*-,  And ever since that historic day  She  blusheB  ln   an  embarrassed  way.  To think of the hobble she made once,  ,     -        when ^i  _j I .She tried to set a gentleman hen.      ������  once a miilione're.T was involved in a  hopeless bankruptcy, from *which he  never recovered.  Geoffry Pask, once prince of London's  Stock Exchange, was famous for being  most punctual, never arriving a minute  late, though he walked to the city from  his home every morning. One day ho  tore his trousers on a nail that was  sticking out of a fence. That tear ruined him. Instead of going home he went  into the nearest tailor's to get a new  pair of trousers. They had none he  eould wear, but they mended the tear  for him, and were so long about it that  he was an hour late. That very morning was the one of the Australian slump,  which broke fourteen; firms in almost  as many minutes; and though Pask  could easily have saved himself had he  been there to control his affairs, the delay at the tailor's carried them beyond  hope, and he arrived to find himself a  beggar. He committed suicide a week  later.  The mere moving of a hand ruined  Cobbett & Co., one of the largest and  wealthiest engineering firms ever known.  They and a rival American firm tendered for the building of the great Kaura  bridge for the Russian Government.  Jaoob Cobbett, who was the head of the  business, spent six months in the designing and contracting, and had all his  plans ready. His bid was accepted, and  material was bought in enormous quantities, men engaged and engines built.' A  time limit had been set for the commencement and the finish, and Cobbett  was perfecting his plant and making  Bure of thc smallest details, with all the  formula spread out before him, when he  stretched out liis hand, overturned an  ink pot and drowned the most important  paper in a black sea.  Cobbett had'* a poor memory. In a  fever of anxiety he tried to reconstruct  his plans, from stray notes. It was impossible, and he called to the Russian  Government for. more time. This wai  refused, and Russia repudiated the contract, on,the ground of delay, as the  agreement allowed. Cobbett.could not  get his work through in time, and the  American firm, who ,now advanced a  cheaper tender with all plans prepared,  secured the contract. The loss drove  Cobbett & Co* into bankruptcy, and the  great Kaura bridge in Russia is American built.   *  " Somewhat similar, but more romantic,  was the moment of forgetfulnes3 that  wrecked7the career of the great railway  contractor,* Purbeck Jones. He had: undertaken the contract to build the  Mdiwar line in Gentrnl"India, and staked all he had. Security wa3 necessary,  however, and he was bound to deliver  by May 9, 1891, a sufficient quantity of  negotiable bonds, etc., to cover loss by  the railway syndicate. This sum amounted'to over ������2,000,000. and even Pur-  beck Jones found it hard to raise such a  sum, but his credit' obtained it for him,  and he deposited his securities in a great  safe nt his offices,' preferring that to a  safe deposit.  .  It was not until the morning that the  Indian~m~airwent'-*oflf_that'' he-arrived~tb~  despatch the securities under special  guard to India. When he arrived, to hii  utter dismay, he found he had left his"  keys of the safe behind. They were in  his country p'ace, and to get them in  time to catch the mail was impossible."  If he missed the mail his time limit for  the deposit would lapse. He sent to the  safe makers'for expert workmen, and offered large rewards to them if they  could break- the safe open within two  hours. They could not do it, and Pur-  beck Jones wns' ruined, for the syndicate refused an extension of time,' and  thc loss of the contract made him hopelessly bankrupt- He died in an insane  asylum last year.'"  Poor Lord Roberta.  A character called. Lord Roberts,"and  representing the Commander-in-Chief, ii  the villain of a romance entitled "Gold  Fever," now running in The Neucs Wiener Journal of Vienna.  Here is a' specimen passage:���������"Lord  Robeits went suddenly pale, almost sallow. He knew that everything depended upon the successful carrying out ol  liis plans, but in spite of this lie soon  regained his: composure. ' Only an extremely careful observer would* have no-  ticcd the'' evil flicker of his beast-of-  prey-like eyes."  Needless to say, "Lord Roberts" ii  ..hopelessly.*In..lore"'with the heroine, for  whom he plays the piano.  Had   I.o������t   III*   Chnrare.  As a man is not a hero to his own  valet, so a dusky potentate is not a  potentate to his coachman. This story  is being told of what happened at one  of the big outdoor functions held in  London during the coronation week.  A coachman wearing the royal livery  went up to another of the fraternity,  and was overheard to : inquire :  "I" say, Harthur, 'ave you seen my  bloomin' nigger?"  "*No, James," was the reply. "'Ave  you lost 'imi"  "Eavens onlyj Knows, but I 'aven't seen  lm for 'alf-an-hour." "  The conversation was conducted with  entire gravity, and the first coachman  went off solemnly to1 look further afield  for the dusky guest of the empire.  The New York Time? tells of an incident that shows how large ocean  steamships have become: "Once a little immigrant boy, aboul 7 years' old,  was lost for four days ou the voyage-  over. He left his mother and started  in quest of adventure about the biff  ship, but upon growing tired was unable to find his way back to her. Instead of asking some one to show hln*  where to go, or telling that he was lost  the young truant decided to continue* .  nis explorations indefinitely When*  found he was sleeping in an empty  coal box down among the engines. One  of the crew took him to the captain,  who detailed six stewards to search for  his mother. They found her wlthi  tome difficulty, and discovered that,  out to look for her son and not being  she, two, had been lost, having started  able to got to her own part of the sblj^  again." ,  Americans who have visions of living cheaply   in Paris   should,   banish  them.   It is a good rule to count on its-  costing as much In the City of Laughter as In New York or Chicago, With  this difference, that in Paris slceplngr  rooms heated by steam or hot air and  lighted by electricity or gas can only  be found in high-priced hotels and-pensions.   Bath rooms are equally scarce-  closets are important enough to be especially mentioned   in   the   advertisements, a single window is the rule, and  the majority of rooms face courts or  back yards because of the peculiar construction adopted   for   French   apart-  mena houses.    Americans cannot find  "all the comforts of. home"    without  paying roundly for them.  - A well-known water-front character  in Bath, Me., recently spent a month  in jail at Wiscasset and ra'her enjoyed  It.   The warden treated the man len- .  lently, allowed him to go fishing and  enjoy other reliefs to the monotony o������, _  prison   life and used bim as   a   mall  messenger and errand boy.   One night  the prisoner was delayed on a mission-  to the post-officeoind did not arrive at.  the jail until after six, when Hii Institution is closed for the night.      The  warden; was waiting for the'delinquent  and gave him a smail lecture, ending;  by saying: "If you are as late as this;  again I shall lock you out!" The prisoner was careful to be on time after  that  Trades unions hitherto have been-  but little known in Paris. It is now  renounced that 3,000 aesis'ants employed in the three great shops, .tha  Bon Marche, Louvre and Samaritaine,  are meditating the organization of aa  association of,this kind.  For the first time in thc history off  -the national census there will be an  enumeration this year of animals employed in cities and towns. Heretofore the live stock rensus has beeo  confined conclusively to farm animals.  Women students are in future to be  admitted to such courses in the medical department of Owens' College,  Manchester, Rngland, as will enable  them to qualify for a medical degree  There are now In the United States  army two regiments of colored cavalry  and four regiments of Infantry, .and a  large number of colored- men are en.--  listed in the navy. ��������� .       v  Minnie.; the eleven-year-old daughter  of General Botha, of the Transvaal,  army, is a pupil ln a school at High���������  gate, London. '  Liability for  service"' in - the'   Ncr.v  Zealand militia ranges, in the .event .ot'  need, from 17 to 55 years. , ,        . ,   "  A Berlin newspaper says that Prussian railway officials have 47,000 dif  ferent7 tickets to deal .-.with;  QUEER ISN'T IT'  .. t  That women think nothing of going-  shopping without a penny in thel*  purse? -     ., ,  That women walk boldly up to a dog*  and show such abject fear on the appearance of a mouse? ,*.  .  That women are niuch more thoughtful   of the feelings   of their   mothers -.  than are.men?. , .  That women can    be so easily   lm-'  posed.upon by men who deal in kltcnen _  supplies?""" I     "7   :  That women find so little trouble in  shedding tears at a wedding or at a  funeral?:  That women think every one believes them when they tell their age according to their own ideas?  '  PRECIOUS STONES  It'll* laid : that the agate quenches  thirst, and, If put into the mouth, allay*  fever. ^   ,  Amber Is a cure for sore throats and*  glandular swellings. " -       -*���������      ������  Cat's-eye is a charm against witchcraft. ���������    ���������  Coral Is a talisman against thunder  and evils by flood and field.  Diamonds produce somnambulism  and spiritual ecstasy.      ^  Emeralds, friendship and constancy.  Garnets preserve health and Joy.  The onyx is apt to cause terror to  the wearer, as well as ugly dreams.  Opals are fatal to love and .bring dis-  :ord  to  giver and  receiver..  Sapphires Impel the wearer to* all  good work.  The topaz is said to be a preventive  of lung trouble, to impart strength and  promote digestion. ,  SIDE VIEWS OF LIFE.  The man who makes a tool of himself usually turns out a good Job.  The average wife knows the prick  of conscience is productive; of r pin-  c-.oney. <  A woman who sufTers; untold agony,  is an exception to the rule\  As an aid to cutting one's eye-teeth a  gold brick is more effective than a rul������-  jer ring. ' -fl  lt sometimes happens that a man of  resources is one who has ingenious  methods of contracting liabilities.  A man learns a good many things  from his children until they get old  ���������Bough to know as little as he doea.  ���������*.������^������������p.^  "SS-Sk"* Chapped Hands  Kvervbotlv 'can* be. en ret I  If they Get a Buttle of  Elderflower and  Witch Hazel Cream  .Tl i.s not Sticky.  But Drys Kiglit In.  Don't take any other.  ��������� SOT.D ONLY BY  Canada Drug & Book Co  NOTES OF  NEWS  H. Ci. l'.irson, of GoUK-n. was a  visitor in the cily tin Tuesday.  ���������Flannelette     blanket.-*.     (l.iniH*)t*U.*  ���������sheetings nt 0. 11. Iliniiu & OV***.  J. D. Sihlmlil spent a few days on  business tit Kamloops last week.  ���������A full line of Boy's Keffei- Coats, at  Reid k Voting's.  A. M. Pinkham returned on Sunday  evening from a visit to friuuds at  Calgary.  Mayor Humes, of Seattle, was lost  for two days in the bush ncu- L-ike  Washington.  ���������Dress Goods in plain   and   fancy   at  25c. per yard, at Reid k Youngs.  A shooting gallery and a spectators'  gallet-v have been added as extras to  the drill hall contract.  .Mrs. D. McPliadden went into Camborne on   Monday   inoriiing   and will  return in a couple of weeks.  ���������Misses and Children's Reefer Conts,  nt Reid A: Young's.  Mrs. Levet'iie and Miss Emma Le-  ���������yeque left on Tuesday ni._lit for the  coast where Miss Emma will attend  school.  Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Miss Woodward, of Ferguson,, came in Tuesday  from tho south and proceeded to the  New Westminster Fair by Xo. 1 the  surne evening.  ���������Just opened up a nice range of  Children's Jackets, at Ite id k Young's.  Messrs. Gooderham and Blackstock,  the Toronto capitalists, came in from  the west on a private car Tuesday  morning and went soutli to Rossland  the same morning.  Mrs, Jas. "Lauder and family left last  week for Goldfields where tliey will  in future reside. Mr. Lander purchased  a lot there recently and has elected a  building thereon.  ���������Just opened up a full line of Infants  Robes, Jackets and Night Gowns, at  Reid k Young's.  Bert Howe, of P. Burns & Co's stall",  returned this week from an extended  holiday trip through the States. XV.  Bennett, who has heen relieving him,  returned to Nelson yesterday morning.  Among the Revelstokians who went  down to New Westminster for the  Fair were: Miss Turnross, lt. A.  Upper, J. Abrahamson. W.A.Calhoun,  It Steiss, E. Edwards and G. Knanp.  ���������The cheapest line of Men's, Women's  and Children's Underwear in the city,  ' at Reid k Young's.  Mrs. Blake is erecting a large building on First Street,   just   east  of   the  Molscns Bank.     Mrs. Blake will run a  restaurant ih  the new  building when  - it is completed,     D. McCarthy is the  ������������������--contractor.-^������������������*--, - - =���������-^���������: ���������  ���������Blankets, Blankets, those soft,  woolly kind ut O. B. Hume & Co's.  Mrs. McLaughlin returned from the  west on Sunday morning.  ���������Ladies'. Misses' and Children's underwear tit C. B. Huuie & Co's.  G. K. Maxwell, M. P., of Vancouver,  is seriously ill in u hospital at Montreal.  ���������Go to L. Sehnider for your patent  rubber heels and rubber soleing and  pitching.  Gold Commissioner Fraser returned  on .Monday from u week's trip through  the I.ardeau,  Mrs. Nicholson und her two children  iTltuued this morning from n visit to  Kamloops.  .1. (I. Mai-tin. representing the Fnir-  liauks .Manufacturing Co., was in the  city this iiKii'iiingen route to Ferguson.  Mr. .'ind Mrs. Flindt, who have beer*  visiting England for thc past three  nionlhs.  are  returning to Revelstoke.  James Hathaway is in town from 10  Mile ami is ordering a winters supply  of provisions to be sent up by the pack  train.  Mining Recorder Fred Campbell, of  Trout Lake Oity, came up Tuesday  evening en route to the New Westminster fair.  Miss Dent and Miss Robinson, of tlie  public school statf, returned last week  from Vancouver having completed a  course in the'Normal. They resumed  charge of their respective departments  on Monday.  Ralph MLl.ean has purchased some  land near Ducks and will take possession this week. Mr. McLean will  stock his ranch with cattle from the  big ranges near High River, Alberta.  The cattle wiUlie .'hipped from Calgary  to Ducks next week.  Me������srs. Taylor Bros, k George's  delivery wagon ha.-* received the final  coat of paint and is now in commission  to handle tbe company's trade. It  Tva-sinnnufcictured. at the wagon shop  of S. McMahon on Doughis street and  inn credit to Mr. MeMahon's works.  Dr. Cross. Dr. Cat millers and Mrs.  Carruthers left on Monday morning  for Nelson. The doctors will give  evidence at the trial of "Rose, who is  accused of the murder of Cole, at  Nakusp, some three montlis ago. Dr.  Cross was the coroner, and Dr. Carruthers performed the postmortem  examination on the body of Cole.   .   Ed. Ilillman. of Trout Lake City,  ���������was in town on Tuesday. Mr- Ilillman,  who owns an interefcl in the famous  Horseshoe claim, the I. X. L., and  Ellesmere on the north fork of the  I/irdeau, reports the properties looking well lhis fall. On the I. X. Ij.,  and Ellesmere a new discovery of very  rich copper ore was made this week.  At the annual meeting of the Revel*  stoke Liberal Association on Tuesday  night the following officers Vv-creelected  for the ensuing year: W. M. Lawrence  president; li. Howson. 1st vice pres.;  G. M. Clarke, 2nd vice pres.; 11. Cooke,  secy.-trea.'". Executive committee���������  W. J. Dickie. H. N. Coursier, II. A.  Brown,  F.   B. Lewis, J. Abrahamson.  ���������The choicest of Soaps, Toilet Waters  nnd Perfumes from the best of Canadian and Old Country factories always  kept at the Canada Drug k Book Co's.  The New Westminster lacrosse  team defeated * the Shamrocks of  Montreal 10 to 2, before 8,000 spectators at New Westminster on Tuesday.  The annual autumn dance 'of the  Halcyon Hot Springs San'tarium will  he held on Fridav the 17th of October.  A cordial invitation is extended to all'  patrons.  ij Ed. Hillman has disposed of his  interests in the well known firm of  Craig & Hillman, teamsters and  packers of the Lardeau to Mr. J. H.  Kirkpati'ick.  The steamship Revelstoke was  taken south on Friday last to Nakusp  where she will be tied up for the  winter. The steamer was taken off  the rim last week owing to. low water  and by the advice of the government  engineer, Mr. Keefer.  ���������Willi most people a 25c. box of  Bromo Quinine is sure to break lip n  cold and the Canada Drug & Book  Company have just got in a fresh  supply from Lhe factory which will he  of full strength. If you take a cold  remember the place.  Horace Manning is now in possession  of Mrs. Lauder's store on McKenzie  Avc. Besides the usual stock ot fruit  and confectionery, it will be the headquarters for the Singer sewing  machines. Mr. Manning will carry  needles and general supplies for all  makes of machines. . ,  Last'Sunday the Sunday schools of  the Methodist and Presbyterians  churches held special annual services.  A. programme adopted by the different  denominations in all parts of Canada  was gone through and a review of the  work of the yeai' was taken up. The  services were very interesting and  large congregations attended.  Rev. R. Coventry is in town looking  up the prospects for the establishment  of a Congregational church in this  city. Mr. Coventry is stopping, wliile  in the city, at the home of Mrs. \Vilkes  on First Street, and will he pleased to  meet any ��������� members or the Congregational Church who will call, or leave a  note of place of residence that he may  call on them,  A special meeting of the city council  was held yesterday morning at which  a resolution was passed authorizing  the borrowing of the money from the  Molsons Bank for the purchase of the  Revelsloke Water, Light k Power  Co's property, until such time as the  debentures were sold. The transfer of  the property was to have taken place  yesterday "but owing to Mr. Cowan's  absence from the city it had to be  postponed until tomorrow.  R. M. Smythe, who has been acting  as marker for the Revelstoke Rifle  Association, had ji clpse call_on_Satur^  "da"y"IFisC. While^the-regiilar-weekly  shoot was in progress, a bullet passed  clean through the structure, which is  supposed to afford him protection, in  close proximity lo hi3 head. The  strui'Uire consists of two walls of wood  each 11! inelifs thick, with sand packed  between, and a sand hill in front  sloping downwards from the top of the  wall. Shooting over the range will be  prohibited until a bullet proof covering  is provided for the marker.  Rastus.  Camborne had a little hear,  :His name was Rastus Clark,  He wasn't stuck on Camborne  So he left it in the dark.  He had been there for many days,  Taking in the situation,  And thus he mused unto himself,  I'll take my earned vacation.  This is a hungry looking place,  I.fear the outcome S'idly,  Menhennick don't look good to me,  He wants some bear steak badly.  And several'others''round this burg  Are. in a* like condition,  Foi* what they're  hanging round  my  Oh is it* superstition ? [cage,  There's trouble, brooding for this camp  I:feel it in my bones ;��������� ,. .  But I'hope'before the bubble hursts  They'll all meet Davy Jones.  I've listened to some tales of woe  When I wus very nigh;  About the outcome of this place,  But I winked the other eye.  I've set my mind on my escape,  To Goldiields I uni hieing.  Where inen have something else to eat  And real estate are buying.  There are no loafers round that place;  For they've been my undoing.  Where a hundred days mean a hundred bucks.  And you get it without suing.  So good-bye to you Papa Clark,  And good-bye to the rest;  My baggage is checked for Goldiields,  The banner camp of the west.  ���������Rastus.  .  .   -     GO TO THE  REVELSTOKE DAIRY  FOR  Pure Milk  c. H. Lawrence  PROPRIETOR.  H0TICE  Of*  Sheriff's  Seizure and Sale.  *        *  NOTICE is hereby given that under and by  virtue of a warranto! execution issued out of  the Small Debts Court of Rossland, holden at  Eossland.'and directed to tlie Sheriff of North  Kootenay, against the goods of David Orr, 1  havo this day seized and "taken in execution  all the interest of the said David Orr in the  mineral claims the "Cyclone," and "Cresent,"  situate on (jreat Western mountain, and the  "Cresent" situate on Gout Mountain, iu the  Lardeau Mining Division of West nootenav.  And I give notice that I will on  Thursday, Oct. 16th, 1902,  at the hour of two o'clock ln tlio afternoon, at  thc Court Honsein the city of Kevelstoke, offer  for sale publicly, ail the Interest of the said  David Orr, in thc said mincral'daim.**, or buch  part thereof as shall satisfy tlie said execution.  Dated this 23rd day of September, 1902.  JAMES TAYLOR,  Deputy to thc Sheriff of North Kootenay.  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OUR COATS  Will not develop those  unsightly -draws and  wrinkles all along the  shoulders and down the  front which so beautifully  and unmistakably adorn  all the ready-made store  clothes you can buy at  one half the tailor's price.  iSii.'IKS .���������::::���������.���������������������������������������������.$15 to $35      0������.r*^*tt!n: $15 to $35  "uTa^'Xlngat...   25 tO     50 La*iW Tailor-made       Jg t<>     75  T2oT3:.a!!.^y   4 to 12      i������ ������:::::     6 to  25  Ladies' Rainproof roats JU to ������3j ��������� _  Ks ^i,S8fc sto<ik J. B. Cressman, Art Tailor  7MtiumimimittUimumim&  5-Acre  Garden Lots  On good terms, to  settleis.  CALL EARLY ! Only a  limited number, and they  are being rapidly taken ud.  SMELTER TOWNSITE  Lewis Bros.    :..:    Agents.  h$. $11|������ fr $ $ i|������ iii fr ���������$*$--������$-���������-$i ���������$��������� $ i|i $ -$*<$-$i������$ ������$i it������ <t> $ fofofo$ fr fr fr fr fl 'ft fl $ $  i* *"'*���������' ���������$���������  Non-Assessable Stock.  Non-Personal Liability.  Captilization, $500,000  In One Dollar Shares..  CALUMET AND  BRITISH COLUMBIA COLD MINES  Limited.  Edward J. Bourne  Dealer In t\  Groceries, Cent's. Furnishings, Boots and Shoes,   ji  Ready-Made Clothing. ....,*>  Men's Union-made Boots���������New Stock Just In.    ;*   ; 7 $  Revelstoke Station. Bourne Bros.' Old Stand.     ���������  y.*r������--������*y*^r**r**t*-r������*'r*r#tf^^  SIBBALD & FIEtJD,  ���������A-G-tEIETTS   FOE-  Real Estate  P.. P. K. TOWNSITE,       s -   -   L  MAKA TOWNSITE.  GERKAKD TOWNSITE.  '.CAMBORNE TOWNSITE,       .   ���������  CI1VF A TUPI * T     l Canada Permanent & Western ' >-..-.  rill All L1AL,-.  "    Canada Mortgage Corporation.  a uuuiuiiiu   < Equitable Savings Loan and Huilding Association.  Insurance  f Imperial Kire.      Caledonian Tire.  I Canadian Fire.   Mercantile Kire.  -! Guardian Fire.   Manchester Flre.'  I Ocean, Accident und Guarantee.  = (.Canadian Accident Assurance Co,  Atlas Kire. _. '  -Northern Flre.  Great West Life.  Confederation Life '  Connecticut Fire  HOUSES FOR SALE AND BENT.    W>  CONVEYANCING. '       "       #  CHAS. M. FIELD.        ������  OWNERS OF  Souvenier  Novelties  In  large and  varied  assortment.  Large   Matted    Pic  tures from  15c. to  350.  Souvenirs  Bearing views of  Mount Begbie and  MacKenzie, Canoe  Paddles, etc.  WALTER BEWS,  Druggist and Stationer,  Brown Block.  Eva Gold  Fish Creek Camp, Lardeau District, B. C.  Over 2,000 Feet of underground work done. Two shoots of ore of good  milling grade, each over 200 feet long, developed to depths of from 100 to 300  feet. Other shoots developed to a lesser extent. Veins are from-two feet to  forty feet in width. Ore assays from $5.00 to several hundred dollars per ton.  All Free Milling. Property wants only a Mill to qualify as a producer. A  3,500 foot tunnel will gain a depth of 2,000 feet on the veins.  An abundance of Timber on the Property. Fine Climate,  portation facilities.  Water Power.  Excellent trans-  For Stock or Information  Call at or Address  the Nearest Office of  THE MIMES EXCHANGE, Limited.  Nelson, B. C.  OFFICIAL BROKERS.  Camborne, B. C. 1006 Chicago Opera House Block, Chicago, III.  ������*$h������ .$11|> l$l fl $ t|l ���������$������ fr <S> -t������*$Hfr<=EHfr<$Hfr4fr<fr*$Hfr $> '$ '$ <$> 't������ <$������ $������������������������ '$' 'infrfofr  J. II. Montgomery  rheumatic fever.  is laid  up  with  J. Jenkins left on Wednesday morning for Gold Stream, Big Bend.  E. A. Bradley, W. Cowan, Mr.  Mavis, of Kaslo, and P. Levesnue, who  have been on a trip to the Big Bend  returned yesterday.  Tha addition to the Brown Block is  being rapidly erected~tty Contractor  Foote. and J. Laughton, the lessee-  will open the house us the Union  .Hotel as soon as the addition id  :(il)  completed.  THE LADIES'  AUXILIARY HEVEL8T0KE  H08PITAL   80CIETY.  A  Public Meeting will be   held   in   Kire  No. Two ;u 4 o'clock in the afternoon, on  TUE8DAY NEXT  Election   of  Officers and  other   business  will he transacted.  M. K. LAWSON,  Secretary.  .1. G. McGiilhini has started the work  on the Front nlreet sidewalk.  ^L Schnider  FOR YOUR  Patent Rubber Heels  and Rubber Soleing  In All sizes and colors.  Boot and Shoe Repairing a Specialty  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 pi-ices, enabling me to  sell to the public at reasonable prices.  J-.  O-TJT  BARBBB.  WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.  &i.

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