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 A)  v  -A-ZtsTID  RAILWAY ���������: M-'B-N'S   JOURNAL.  Vol    V.  No    160  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   OCTOBER 3C\ 1902  $2 00 a Xear in Advance.  NOW  ARRIVING  SHEETINGS,  PILLOW CASINGS'  COTTONS  FLANNELETTES  GINGHAMS  TOWEL1NGS  TOWELS  FLANNELS  CANTON FLANNELS  FLOOR OIL CLOTH  TABLE-OIL CLOTH  BED SPREDAS.  TABLE LINENS     , .  TABLE NAPKINS  TABLE CLOTHS      * -  LACCCURfAINS >  -- From'|i>i,.25 to $10 per pr.  ��������� *- ���������.-''.-.-.. *.*> *.   -���������     -.  -" i    ' . ,-  We can  save  you   money  on Drygoods.        .-     -,," ",   ;  '-���������*:~-fr:  HOSIERY   ,   s.*v,  - .- *     u  We are now "unpacking'  a' big', range, in Ladies',,  Children's, Men's *.ancl"  ���������Boys''Hosiery in Wools, ���������  ���������'  ' Cashmere and'Silks.  WeisM  Chiidrens Underwear  In this^ line our stock is  complete and up-to-date.  .i   -We   can-suit-all.'tastes  and /fancies/   Ladies���������-if  ,-  . .you" are wanting.,some-  ��������� "'thirtg nice-and service-  - -able-" it "will  pay you to  * "look oyer our goods.,  GLASSWARE  and CROCKERY  Berry; Setts, .Table Setts,.  ��������� Water ��������� ��������� Setts,     Goblets,  Tumblers, Glasses pf all  kinds now in stock.- ���������  GROCERIES  Our Stock is always the  yery best that can be  procured.  We make a Specialty of  Our jeas And (offees  Give Our O. O.  Blend Coffee  a Trial.  Further Particulars of ;he Terrible Event ��������� No Evidence  as to How the Fire Originated yet Obtained.  '"V.nik Frunch, manager al Fnirvicv  fur Messrs. SliiiU'nri! k Co. gi'iii'i.il  storekeepers,   gives   the fnllou ing ver  sion of wh.it oci in led ul. Lhc liu* which,  destroyed lhu F.iirvievv hulcl inihe  e.irly hours ol' Wednesday, Oct. 22:  lh: iciia sleeping in his room on the  second thiol* of llu* hotel and Was  awakened ljeL*.vi,������i*ii 2 and !-. liy a sound  like the crackling of liie, hut thinking  someone hid lighted a fire in Lhe open  11 replace in the large public ollice on  the ground floor of the hotel, did not  take much notice of llie ' m-itler,  Presently, though, the sound appeared  .-its it childien were playing down suiii'.-  so he got up and opened his bedroom  door, only to find (lames coining in.  Ue shut the door, put on part, of his  clothing and than rushed through the  flames to the door oT the room oicu  pied hy Aliss Louise Smith, the school  teacher, ilie flames not having got  thai far along the hull. Hebioke  open the door, diagged Aliss .Smith  t'i'oiii her bed, and carried her along  the hall fui'thur away from the flame.-.  Bidding her t.o remain there until he  returned to his own loom to open in  break the window fioni whiih they  would be able to jump safely to the  ground. He milled buck through the  flames, broke the window "down, and  then returned through ,lhe fire once  more for her. Rut she had meanwhile  disappeared, ������o he turned to try tb'get  out aloiie. "By this time the fire nearly  filled'the hall and he thinks a gust of  thune caught 'him and knocked him  down,' for he teinbered no more until  he foiindChim.self'outside the burning  budding lying.on" the ground, but not  much burded.  ,    .- _-*���������*     ;  - Phillip 11.-Matthias, the manager,'ol^  the hotel, although burned, got outsitlj*  ���������it'tei',h'aviVigv'gone downstairs when he  f uin'd the pl.ice/was on fire. As by  tliis this time- .the -_,t.iirc.ise_. wiis'in  fl lines he elamliered up to" his rooui_  from ' outside seeking his wife, and  child, hut they .weie not there. lieie  the fire caught him again -and burned  u'l the clothing of" his body.- He "was  rescued alive,' but so badly burned  tliat"after lingering in unconsciou-siicss  about .live bonis death .put an e'nd to  his sufferings. Mis. Alatl bias jumped  fioni her window with her child. Her  back'is" injured .but the child escaped  unhurt. ,  John Love, druggist, of FairviowT  was sleeping, on the third floor. As  soon as lie found tne' place was burning he hastened to ;'awaken Lizzie  Hunt, thet housekeeper, whose ioom  was on the same floor. Uo got her  from hei* room; but finding no other  means of'escape, dropped her from the  window to the ground below, and ;then  jiimped_hiniself,_but_notJ_1untiL_.aftei'_  one of his hands had been so badly  burned'that he will likely lose part of  it,, andhis face. -had. also been  injured. Fortunately he landed on  soft earth' and escaped >other, serious  injuries, but not so the unfortunate  Aliss Hunt, whoso thigh bone was  broken, back so injured lliat her body-  was paralyzed, and a blood vessel on  the head bioken. This young woman  is being nursed by Miss Flesher at the  huuie of Gold Commissioner Lainbly,  but her recovery is despaired of  A man named Allen, employed as a  fireman in tbe boiler house at tlie  Stemwinder mine, will also likely die.  lie jumped from the top storey and  broke his ankle bones and received  othiT injuries thatjeaused paralysis of  the lower limbs. Auother man,  named McKinley, also broke his ankle  in jumping, whilst Peter Twombley,  who jumped from the second floor, had  serious burns on his face. A butcher  named Birch, only lately come from  Kelowna to take charge of F. "W.  Swinburn's butcher business at Fair-  view, hurt his back as a result of a  leap from the third floor. Ed wai d  Bullock-Webster,' J. P., of Kereiueos.  who happened to he a guest at the  hotel for the night, escaped with bis  face and one hand -burned. Other  persons -were more or less burned or  hurt in jumping from the burning  building, but the above mentioned  were all that could be remembered.  Miss Smith was only IS years of age  and the Fairview school was tlie first  one she had had charge of. . Her  parents live near Armstrong or Enderby, in the ^Okanagan valley. Mr.  Matthias was an Englishman,, about. -12  yeais of age, in.d was three or four  years ago, so it is stated, in tbe real  estate business in Vancouver, B. C.  Heroic Charge of British���������70  Men Killed and a Maxim Gun  Lost on the British Side���������Capt  Angus Killed.  Aden, Arabia, Oct. 2."*.��������� Details of  llie fighting ir Sonmliliinil, on October  (Ith, hclwcvn the Brilish expeditionary  I'oice and the followers of thn Mild  Mullah, show that 11 more serious  ���������lis-istcr was only averted by the  ���������splendid example of the few white  ollieers. As it was the British force  lost a inaxiiii gun and 70 men killed,  while (12 of their enemy dead, weie  I'linnti'd close to the lighting line,  shortly afler the British expedition  left their Zarelia (fortified camp), for  Mudug.  On Octolier Cth the Mullah's forces  were reported about a mile ahead and  within half an hour, wliile the British  force was advancing in s:/ig!e file  through a dense jungle, the enemy  charged the British right flank. But  the Mullah'!, troops were met with  such a severe fire, that they swung  around towards the British centre and  left. In the meanwhile the transport  gut mixed up with the fighting line,  whicli was thrown into confusion, and  a maxim was rushed and captured, as  were many camels. Major Phillips  was- shot while gallantly attempting to  rally his men. ai'd Lieut. Everett was  wounded while attending "to Major  Phillips,        : ;      '.:.''  The disoider spread to the gun.  teams, which weie driven back. Capt.  Angus was killed while serving .1 gun.  Col. Cobbe, with a single Somali  sergeant, continued serving a maxim  and then Col. Swayne (the British  Commissioner in Somaliland : and  . Commander of the expedition), led a  splendid charge, checked the Mullah's  hordes; and  recaptured some   of;1 the  transport; hilt'he was unable to recover  ,   *        . . *.      ���������   -1 ..-   -      -���������       -������***���������*.  the maxim.    ;., ,���������   -���������-   ���������...���������),.v.     --   ,,  The /British  then .-formed fa'Zareba  and'sent'  scattered  tried to ge'i . awayv .-with.- the captured  camels,   but   Col.- "Swayno ,.took   out  three   camps-of   tioops, and  after a  sharp fight, recovered the  majority of  them and picked up 70. rifles.,      ;  V. V. & E. Crossing Granted.  At a meeting of the .Railway Com'  inittee at Ottawa on Tuesday, the  application of the Victoria, Vancouvei  an'd IC'istern was heard for a crossing  of the Ciraiid Forks and Kettle Kiver  Railway, and also for building a branch  from tbe main Tue to Columbia and  Grand Forks, and also a branch line lo  the Granby smelter. Mr. A. ll.  McNeill, K. 0., ol Uossland, and Mr!  Aulay Morrison. M. P. Tor New  WestniinsU-r, appeared fur thi*1 appli*  L'.-itinn, aud then* wcio "opposed toil  Air. Aylcswoi th, K.C.. and Air. Boliind,  of Tin onto, for Grand Forks.  The mayor ol" Columbia and a repre*  sentative from Grand Folks were  present and supported the inierestsof  the Victoria, Vnncouvoi and  Eastern.  Mr. Aloriison, M. P., spoke strongly  in support of the application, and  protested against its being blocked in  the way he ennsidced it is.  The ministers conferred a few  minutes and unanimously decided in  favor of the application for the crossing and blanches.  All the applications were accoi dingly  granted and an order will he made to  that ell'ect.  t*1 out -parties'   to t collect tlie  transport. "The enemy later  Carpenters Wanted.  * i  Fifty carpenters . wanted   at  six months work.    Apply to"J.  naghan, Bevelstoke or Laggan.  once,  Ker*  Guissippi   Donati   Acquitted   of  -Murder of' Frank Gordon at  Field���������Verdict of Homicide by  ' Misadventure.    "  -> 1,- -  -Guissippi Doiriti appeared before  Mr." Justice .Irving at Golden on Monday charged-with the murder-of  Frank Gordon,"at Field, on September  10th, Donati "was the only Italian in  a mason's- gang sent to Field to do  work on .the ,. cut-oil, and it appears  had' been the;object'~of the others'  pranks. Five witnesses for the'prose*'  cution testified", that Donati shot Gordon from ,his (bunk. . Dr. Cross, the  coroner, tt*stifltfd'tli.it he did riot think  'it'probable that the bullet could have  tiikenthe course it did if the prisoner  had been in his bunk. The prisoner  gave evidence in his own behalf, and  swore that he took his revolver to  frighten Gordon away, but that Gordon scuffled with Mm and the revolver  was accidentally discharged. The  jury was.out for about two hours,-and  ieturned the verdict pf homicide by  misadventure. The 'prisoner was  immediately .acquitted: J.' M. Scott  prosecuted* for 'the crown!" and G. S.'  MeCarter and W*. A. Galliher appearrd  for the defence. '  AROUND THE  RAILWAY YARD  Personal Paragraphs Pertaining to Railway Men Picked up  By the. Herald Man on His  Daily Rounds  T. Melville; of the O.P.K. shops, left  Tuesday night for the Coast.  ���������lack Maxwell, C.P.R. operator at  lievelstoke, is visting Kamloops and  renewingold acquaintances���������Sen tin el*  \V. Lynes,' 0. P. 11. brakeman, is  taking a well earned holiday, and has  gone on a'visit to'his mother at the  coast. ���������  Howard Pratt, the old-time engineer  at Field; where he has been stationed  for several years with the C.P.it., has  been transferred to Calgary,  The C. P. It. has ordered ten locomotives from Glasgow. These will be  the first locomotives imported into  Canada from Great Britain for over  half a century.  "W. H. Gardiner, chief clerk in the  ollice of F. W. Peteis, geiier.il freight  agent of the 0. P. R. at Vancouver,  has been promoted to the position of  general agentof the freightdepartinent  of the C. P. R. on the Sound, wilh  headquarters at Seattle.    -    '.  AV. Moore, who for the past three  years has occupied the position of day  checker at the C.P.R, station, has  received word to proceed to Revelstoke, where he will receive well  merited promotion. Last night at the  regular meeting of the 1. O.O.F., lodge  he wiis presented by the Noble Grand  on behalf of the Lodge, in a few choice  w;ords with an emblematic gold watch  charm, as a token ,of the esteem in  which he is held by the members.���������  Kamloops Sentinel.  At a meeting of the Brotherhood of  the Railway Trackmen* at Vancouver  on Saturday Brother Joseph Lennan  was presented witha.very.Jiatidsome  solid 14 karat 'gold watch aud chain*  with nugget charm, in appreciation oi  valuable and energetic services reiv  dered the Brotherhood, of Railway  Trackmen while acting as Chairman of  the Joint, Protective Board for'the  Pacific Division- of the Canadian  Pacific Railway.  ���������FOUND���������A Watch. The owner can  have the satne, by identifying the  watch and paying for this advertisement.    Apply at the Citv Hotel.   ,  OCTOBER  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, ofTers unusual opportunities to all al lending.    Fcr instance,  a 7 lb.   blanket that is  regularly worth $1.25, can be bought for   $3.50  THEN a Special High Grade Pure Wool, English Blanket which weighs 8 lbs., joins  in at the specially low price of ; *....'   $6.00  X1*'  Dress Goods for Saturday  Savings nn the very cloths you need. Yon have already decided upon maybe tho cloths most in  demand this Full. This Store is iihvays alert for your interests. AI on ths ago wo saw that those fabrics  would lead iu the mirket for this Season and when Special Discounts came our way we gladly availed  ourselves of them.   Thus it is you have chances tomorrow like the following :  French Broad CEoth Suitings  . 54 inches u-idp,  in Navy,  Oxford,  Cambridge,   Blue,  Grey   Custor   Fawns,   etc,   Nice  S.iLin  finish.    Correct for Ladies' Tailoring.    Regular value $1.50.- Special   $1.25  French Covert Suitings  90c  54 inches wide, all Pure Wool, in all the latest Fall shades,. including Navys, Greys, Browns,  Fawns, etc. Geod medium weight of Cloth suitable for Ladies'Tailoring. Regular value  $1 25. Special   Black, English Broad Cloth Suitings  150 Yards, 54 inches wide, iibsolutely Fast, Black Skirts,  m   y  be  made  imlined a  beautiful  Satin finish specially inanutactured for Ladies'Tailoi .jig.   Regular $1.23. Special   Have You Looked at Our Ladies' Coats  The Mantle Room is thronged these Bright Fall Days with Handsome Coats for those who a������'e fond  of Style and Good Workmanship at the modern and moderate  prices  ruling  at  this Store���������cheapness   is  'nothing���������the woman of judgment cares not a wil for mere cheapness, but economy is another thing.    In  our Mantle Room all the qualities of first, grade Ready  to  Wear Garments go  hand  iu   hand   with  tbe  owest prices you will find anywhere.   That is true Economy. i  REID & YOUNG,  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  The. News of the World in Brief  As Received Over the Wires  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  A snowstorm visited the city of  New Yoik yesterday, lt was tbe first  of the season.  President Roosevelt lias named Nov.  27th us Thanksgiving Day in the  United States.  The United Stutes gunboat Remblon  which was built in'Japan was launched  there on October 10th.  Two lumdied musicians of theatres  in tho city of Paris, went on strike  today for higher wages.  Returning soldiers from the toal  region ;were stoned as they passed  through Pittsburg yesterday.  Doukobors started south from  Yorkton yesterday, proceeding as  missionaries, singing as they marched  off.   .  Owing to an irregular system of  collection Chicago has* lost $5,610,000  in uncollected taxes for the past ten  yeais.  Emperor William will send a representative to the opening of a new  building of the New York Chamber of  Commerce. -        ���������    >���������'  ' In. Gardner, ^Illinois, five masked  bandits gagged and bound the town  marshall, then robbed the Exchange  National Bank of $1,000.  It is probable that, Colonial Secretary Chamberlain will extend hi?  So.uth African" tour to Australia and  return 10 England'via Vancouver.  The' Pope received - Archbishop  Bruc'hesi of Montreal - in a- private  audience today.-..'Pope referred to  Premier Dinner in flattering terms.  Two thousand.dock laborers nre on  atrike'in Montreal completely tying np  all business of that port: It will most  likely be settled soon.' The men'ask  for an increase ih wages.  Mitchell Day, the anniversary of the  termination of the last big coal sirike,  was celebrated yesterday throughout  the entire Anthracite region. . All  operations were stopped. ' *  ' Eighty pounds-of opium which a  Chinese steward attempted to smuggle  into the United States from Victoria  B. 0., has been siezed on the coast Hy  a survey ship named Geaney. ' .  The steamship Capital, nf Olympia,  as""a"iesiilt~of~a���������collision~^withTthe"  freighter Trader from Steveston, B.C.,  had a hole stove in her hull and bad to  be beached. The passengers escaped  Mr. Johnson, fire boss from Shamo*  kin, P.i.. passed through Toronto  today en route for British Columbia.  He says the Anthracite mines are  mostly in a demoralized condition and  full of water, and expects more trouble  in the coming spring.  ��������� Yukon Murder  Trail.  Ed. Labelle, lhe Vukoner accused of  murder,- whose trail from Dawson  through British Columbia, Washington and Utah was so patiently followed  by Constable Welsh of the Northwest  Mounted Police, i.s being tried in  Dawson this week for the cold blooded  kilhng.of rLi'on Bulhillottc, Guy Beau!  diu and Alphonsc* Constantin. Advices  from the Yukon capital say thut the  crown has a strong case, and that  when the trial is concluded, his alleged  accomplice, Leon Fournier, will be given  a hi'uiing._ It is said the, latter wil  make a full confession." Labelle is  stated to have confessed his guilt while  at Seattle on his way north 'to stand  his trial.  The crimes for which these two  men nre being tried exceeded in  brutality the O'Brien nffiiir which was  much commented on some years ago.  because of the unceasing activity of  the mounted police in following up  their victim until he met his end bv  the hangman's rope. The three victims were lured to a lonely island in  the Yukon and done to death. They  were robbed of a few hundred, dollar.-!  and their bodies were thrown into 'the  river. But' tbe Yukon gave up its  dead. The full stoiv of the tiagedv  was told in the "World yesterdav. The  trial i.s being followed with a great  deal of interest, not alone in Vancouver and the Yukon, but in French  Canada..* for the murdered men all  came fiom the province of Quebec, as  well as .the alleged murderers.���������  Vancouver .Woi Id.  Manitobans cBuy Lumber Mill.  A Winnipeg" despatch   to  the Vancouver ��������� Province   says:     "All surplus  capital of. Winnipeg business men will  not go into .real estate or farm lands   *  in   Manitoba, although  there is somewhat of   a , boom   on' just"now.   It is '"  reliably  ' reported     that - prominent  citizens have an  option  on a big mill  property   on   the  Arrow.* Lakes,   for  which,'they  will pav ������50,000 and will  invest .another $50,000 to develop the  industry.' -They   are   securing    7000''  acres of   limits*, under timber license,  on   wliich '- it   is   estimated > there are  150,000,000 feet of tiinber. ..The idea of .  securing .the mill is to *sup])Iy lumber -  to   the   new. -prairie' 'towns, some" *of  -  which are only 200-wiles,;.eastt of the  mill properiy.      *   " -s ��������� "' ; ".- ' -  Canadian* Politics in London.  A special cable from-London to the  Toronto" Telegram on Tuesday says:  "The^ Daily Chronicle' 'this' morning  says Canada, promises to be prolific in  political complications' in; the near  future. 'So far indications point only  tn a half hearted alliance between Mr..  Tarte and" MrC Bordenj but'iuufortun.  ately for the cause of fiscal "freedom,  the Canadian free trade "party is not  strong"!nor courageous enough to put  their, principles into full practical  force.   -  -. -  Mr. Borden's Return.  Mr." R. L. Borden, Conservative^  leader, was given a splendid reception  on his arrival in Halifax last night.  The railway station was crowded with  people, who waited for two hours for  the train, which was late. As Mr. and  Mrs. Bonlen alighted from the train  the band struck up, "See the Conquer*  ing Hero Comes." _A magnificent  bouquet with Liberal Conservative  colors was presented to Mrs. Borden.  They were escorted to a. liarouche, in  which were harnessed four magnificent  horses. Fire works were displayed  and hundreds of rotnan candles were  burned. A long procession of carnages  then formed and the leader was  escorted to his residence at Northwest  Arm. Along the road there was continued cheering and colored lights were  burned.  The new school building is progressing favorably. Mr. Oldershaw of  Vancouver, agent for the Rutley  Furnace Co., of Toronto, is here  awaiting the arrival of the heating  apparatus, which is expected daily.  Dealers in  FIRST-CLASS  Groceries  fi)].', nn  Mlary's  famous Stoves  Tinware, Graniteware  Heavy arid \  . Shelf Hardware  Stores at  Revelstoke  Nakusp  New Denver.  ���������*������- The Friendship  -    -    op Christ.  BY ANDTIHW F. ONDBR.HILL,  ������      St. John1* Rectory, Yonkers,  > N. T.  ���������A friend or publicum ut sinners.���������Uatt.,  ������������, part of lOtti verse.  . Generally spen king, when a man Is *  'fciend of another, the assumption ia that  the two are somewhat alike, at least ia  rtheh- pursuits and idea* of life. So  ���������when the Pharisees ipoke of Jesus aa  -"a friend of publicano and sinners" they  -tteant to include Him la the same eate-  '.gory���������to make Him oat a miui of similar  TOctrres and acts. Bat lt Is only necca-  '_������ry to search thc Scriptures to sec how  -absurd was their petition. Criminals  -mere never known to be anything but  **������elfish ; and where it the man, follower or opponent of Christ, who can point  to one thought of sett throughout the  ���������whoH of that life ol mftTvellous excel-  - tenet* !     Criminals     are     proverbially  ���������-. -������ruel ; but who can Sad, search he ever  * .10 minutely, the slightest trace of a nature that was hard through the gentleness of that Divine pity which gave Him  i������f His own free will to sutler for our  lins J  , Was He, then, tlio friend of publicans  "   :and sinners ?     Yes j but ho was not in  .the  sense  the  Pharisees meant  to  include Him.      He wm the friend in the  :sense that He was the helper, not the  .boon companion.iiot the friend to .please  c Himseli,  but  for  th������  good  He  could  "?io  them���������a friend -who neither shared  ���������.���������'���������*!. their philosophy  of life nor  was  con*  ; taminated by their flees ; yet was Ha  ��������� friend indeed ! "Sea, the friend of pub-  '���������'.:" Kcans and sinners���������the friend of all man-  _. ..kind, even to the worst.  ��������� SBehind the words of the text lie's7one  ":'-'������f the fundamental ideas'of .the Christian  '-..religion���������that of the universal brother-  -������������������hood of man.      There was no one pre-  . - cept Christ  so often reiterated as the  - teaching that tbe -weak, the lowest, the  lost are to be befriended, raised up, re  -generated and rejoiced over when sav-  -*d ;  and it is at just thia very point  that our  Christianity of to-da.y is  the  -most unsatisfactory, for in our community, where the class and mass distinc-  -tioaa are becoming more marked,  tho  tendency of  our  corporate Christianity  -Jas been to remember the classes and to  forget thc masses.     The selfishness of  ���������the world has gotten in.     Tlie oligar-  -���������ehies in our churchejj survive and ilour-  .sjah.      The more blessed in this world's  -i    -favors continue to look down on those  -.letio have not hnd the fortune to possess equal opportunities, and practically  ���������ostracise  them.      They say :  "We will  .-cio^vhat we can for yoa, but you mustn't (  -*-    come too  near to ue.      We will  give  =you-our money or onr jwayers, but you  -joumot expect u3 to gkwm you any of our  3������me    or    companionship."     Thus    tho  '-world, even in    the organized    church,  -"   -whispers to us its hard cynicism, and wc  . -listen and give uiteraase to such senti-  .ments after thinking such thoughts.   XX'p.  v������re willing to do good -when it is of no  . -special  inconvenience to us,  hut when  some one asks :   "Are you a friend of  publicans and sinners t" we become faint-  '. hearted and weak-kneed, because we are  i-tfraid ot what t*v Pharisees will say.  Was that the v.-ay Jesus Christ did ?  iWas there ever any force of public opin-  *loa,-was there ever any Belf-interest that  leorild swerve Him. for one moment from  ifte labor of uplifting He had set Him-  -Eelf to do ?     What worldly distinction  revrr   came  between  Him   and  the   all-  ---smoving' pity of, His Divine love ? '    The  r_poor, the maimed, the halt and the'blind  were equally Hi= care, aad the wretched  --'-mxtS (Qrlorn of all classes enrne to Him  -for   consolation.       Christ's   Christianity  .-'did not declare that all men were equal.  :.bnt that all men should be entitled to  blessedness of the friendship of Christ Ibe-'-  eoAisa they have not found some earthly;  ���������friend to*interest himself in their -so-ul'-s  ���������.welfare ��������� in a way that will influence  .them. The preaching of the pulpit and  :the appeal of the printed page reach  some, but the love aad kindness *6f  the friendly : human heart touch more.  Let me ask, then, bearing this in mind,  "Do-you not know some publican or sinner, be he over so respectable as the  ���������world goes, or over so wretched and  ���������fallen, of whom you shall te able to say  -fcith Christ, 1 am his friend J' -  Ht '-Wanted Enoimrh.  A.correspondent of The London Post,  who has witnessed a' pilgrimage to  Mecca, records the following prayer,  ���������which he hoard delivered there by an  Arab pilgrim :���������  "'0 .Almighty God!" he cried, "���������ow I  am sure You will not send me to hell.  A place in paradise is surely reserved  for .me. You know I was not rich, being .only a poor barber, but through my  economy and perseverance I laid by some  money. My first intention was to buy a  wife with my savings, but being, as You  know, a-sensible man, I thought it moro  advisable to make use of tbcm to conic  to Your..li^use, first of all, to insure  myscif a hourl in paradise, and remember, O rav Lord, that I want a palace  ns well, ^l do not want to be a shaver  in tlie next world. Wo read in the traditions that those who hold high ���������-positions here will he miserable hereafter,  whereas the wretched in.this life will be  rich in heaven. So. .1.implore You, .in tho  mime of Mahomet our Prophet, who was  created7 before tliis world -was made, and  who will sit on your right hand on tlio  day of judgment and plead on behalf of  his people, to listen "to my requests.  When I return homo I have nothing to live oil. Therefore, I want a comfortable living to begin with. And, since  it: may be long before I meet the houri  You are reserving for me in paradise,  I want to have a nice little wife now.  You know the kind of woman I like.  Nothing is hidden from You. I am not  greedy, and so I shall not ask you for  many. But, 0 Lord, may I ask You  for two ? For, as You know full well, it  is not in the nature of a man to be contented Willi one."  A Story of Charles Frederic  Goss.  Suvel Iier Husband.  An English newspaper is responsible  for the statement that a prominentJiusi-  ncss man of Vienna two year3 ago was  on the brink of ruin. His wife, a young  and beautiful woman of twenty-four,  found a way out of the difficulty.  Bhe left a purposely overheated room  one night and walked np and down a  stone-floored passage barefooted and  scantily clad till she caught a serious  chill, which she aggravated by a series  of reckless acts. Inflammation of the  lungs set in; she died and her husband  received the large sum for whicli her  life was insured. This oiiabled him to  pull through the crisis successfully, and  within a very short time he was a rich  man again. He married a second timo  within two months of his first wife's  death. Kow a servant in his employ  at the time has info'ra 'd the police of tho  facts of the case, slating thnt she overheard tho conversation in whicli the heroic wife told her husband of her intention to die for his sake. The insurance  company coaiends that it was a case of  suicide, and demands tlie return of tho  money from the husband, who may also  have to answer to the charge of having  been an accessory to the crime.  rf\ ISCENTLY a Chicago new.iiu.per  IV man paused'before a bookstore  11. \ window whicli was heaped lilgh  ' with copies of The Redemption  of David Corson, and he said to Us  companion:  "Tliere is one instance, at least. In  which lightning struck in th* right  iplace. If the size of an author's heart  determined the measure of his success  every book written by Charles Frederic  Goss would sell a million copies.  "'When I struck Chicago I had neither job nor prospect of one. There was  not a man in the whole bi_r city who  knew me, and it didn't take many days  of knocking about from one newspaper  ollice to another to convince me tlint  mot h. human being here cared to know  me. But that was where I made my  .mistake. One night I happened to step  inside Mr. Moody's Chicago Avenue  Church. Mr, Charles Frederic Goss  was* In.charge of the work, and at the  close of the services I met him. He  ���������passed over the conventional revlvalis-  rtlc .tiuestlons regarding my spiritual  condition, but quickly found out where  I was stopping, and that I was looking  for work and had met with disappointment dn my applications. From that  hour "I felt that I certainly had ono  friend-In Chicago���������and he a very cheerful one.  "Week after week passed, and finally  a month and a half, before I secured  my first position. In the latter part o������  that probationary period I was in constant terror of the Cay of reckoning  that was to come with my landlady, to  whom I had not paid a dollar. Strangely enough, however, she never mentioned the matter or; suggested that I  find some other place. My credit appeared to be as firm as that of; the  bank cashier at my right, who paid his  board every Saturd ay night .before th e  whole company, handing out crisp bills  as ha took his seat at the table.  "Finally, when I was able to pay.'.her  I spoke of the,.unaccountable forbearance she had "shown; me as a stranger.  " 'Oh, I knew you were all right,' she  replied. 'Mr. Goss came here, to the  house and talked With me about you.  Any boarder who has him for a friend  can let 'his bills run with me as long as  he needs.'  "All this; time the author of David  Corson had been keeping my courage  up by assuring me there: was a place  for every honest man -who had a desire  to work; but he had never so much as  hinted that he had personally established ray credit at the boarding-house  where I was in arrears.  "He always gave away a large share  of his. salary, and; was.: never, so happy  as when helping some person ln desperate circumstances. In his college  course he had��������� a; great battle to i retain  his grasp on the faith which* had been  taught him in boyhood. This struggle  can be traced' very distinctly in thc-  pages of his novel."  A Heated Discussion.  "At this point," said the narrator,  "sha .broke down and wept scalding  tears." "My goodness!" exclaimed the  listener, "she must have been boiling  over with rage."���������-.Chicago "News."  -- equal -considers' ior.. _and_that_eaeh_soul>J  ���������rtroncr and  weak  alike,  ought to have  - tn et\ti&\ sympathy from man and God.  T":.e danger that menaces our Christ-,  -Unity and  our churches to-day is that  v-������-e-r.re allowing these churches to be-  -come merely the focal points in which  ithe  recognized   social   elements ,of   tht  ���������'tommunity meet, because the church is a  .sort  of  guarantee  of respectability   to  "wry-one who attends.     "We do not show  ���������KfTident interest in the souls of others.  : We-simply look after ourselves and. let  tie-publican* and sinners drift.     Many  go to  church because it looks well, be-  -atisc their neighbor goes, b.nciii=������ they  wish to see others there or because they  like  to  he   at. the  head   of  something.  Borne  ?o  to  hfir n  good  sermon  and  utlicr;   it, <*r;'ic:-������ a  poor  nni*.      Some  art* ii* *���������(*=��������� t-i ir, others and their hest  -*-.-t-lf- rn ���������>--���������-!  "o-n--* are nm.      Tint what  '������������������i_ r'.l ���������'"'. ;-- to be toid pr.d tn realize  what C    '--:-iiry really i=.     And when  wr* kr.o���������  -'���������''  ,ir.*i  prncti=i> it  the great  world  C >'   i= without  th.* church  will  be brou'.-hi  ���������". a inl only thim.  Thc tr- 'Mir *i is n-t a holiday,  Pinny srr - ���������* pi-.i"!;n. I: w.-.������ built foj  itormy w*--'U<.*r and every-day usi*. and  we who p.* " -= i'i be Chri-tians need not  fear to o;"n wide the doors. All are  hrothprs. '-."nl in Christ���������; and let us  i ct firs*-; :'.?.t in the dnv to come  lh������ !a������r;;.i'I he- first and the ifr-il la-t.  li the etc.-!; Jin of God could stoop from  J'i-; loft" : 'xAx. to the lowest and vilest  jinner, should rot we go forward i.i tha  "bonds of broadest brotherhood; rejoicing to fu:'":! the Mister's work 5 lie  rs; the friend of publican and*, rinncr.  Ei. was and is the friend of all, nnd  gave 1*:= li-"** for all, and if we pretend  to follow Him we must be . truly inspired .with the feellag His life has illustrated.  ���������Every man and vr^nan or child who  reads thesi- word.-, In addition to knowing of himself, knows of someone else  to whom ..Christ's lalvation may be  brought. There are many who are not  so very low in sin, bnt are simply careless and unconscious of the motives nf  the higher life which might be shown to  tl'fm, could we who profess to be Christians illustrate to them the prcctic.il liv-  ir,c oi lha precepts of the "Master.  Tl.are are many who have gone far astray and perhaps are persisting in their  iniquity���������*nd theae    are    missing   tha  - An Irlsli.iiiiin'ft Brother.  A correspondent of The Spectator  quotes an account of the proceedings of  an Acliill islander on active service in  the Connaught Ear.gevs, as narrated by  his brother, one of the Achill car-drivers  at Acliill Sound. Thc car-driver, Patrick  Seanlon, said, following his own words as  nearly as ..memory enables thc correspondent to do:���������  "Me brother wis-.t through the whole  of  the Boer war.  Colinso  an'   all,  and  was wid Gineral Hart whin he was at  the takiii' of Pretoria .-by. Lord "Roberts.  Whin the army was near the town Lord  Roberts called    out    to    Gineral Hart,  ���������Hart,'- Eays-h2,--take^five_or_six_of_ve_r__L_=;__-_____.  boys on ohead and ax Mrs. Kruger for  the kays of tha town, and whither she  knowa where her husband is.'    So Hart  kern, back to the Rangers, and says he,  'Boys, I want a few of yez to go on in  front wid me.   You come for one, Scan-  Ion,' says he to me brother, 'and bring  four or five of yer comrades w'ld ye,' says  he.    So Hart and me brother and his  comrades wint on in front till they kem  to -Mrs. Krufrer's bouse, and thin Hart  says, 'Seanlon,' says he, 'go knock at the  dure an' ax  her  for  the kays of    tbe  town  and  ax  her whither  she    knows  where Ker husband is.'    So me brother  wint to tha dure, and through the windy  near i.he dure he could sfoifrs. Kruger  lyin' on a sofa fofenint the foire tarin*.  and  cryin'.    Whin hn  knocked at    the  dun* a younjr woman opened it, and sny-i  in.-*     brotlier, 'Can  ye  --nalre  En2liQh?'  ���������Why not!' says ihe. 'lipj.ne f cum from  Oireland.' say*, she.    "From what parli?'  says nie brother.    'From Wnxford.' says  sho. 'from the llarny of Forth.' "ay she.  'Thin Mary, me dnar,' says me brother,  'will ye po in to hrrsfl: an' ax her for  the k.iys of the town for I.ord Roberts,  an' tell her we want t.o know if she can  tell  Lord  Robert-;   where  her  husband  is.'    So Mary win. in,  ind me brotlier  Not only the horses but the powers of  the law, nays the London "Chronicle,''  nre swift at Ascot, for the course ha3 a  special tribunal for the punishment ol  evildoers. No sooner is the pickpocket,  welsher, or ticket-bnatcher arrested than  he is standing1 before Sir Albert de Rut-  zen in a little room in the royal stand,  where the evidence is heard and the verdict and sentence pronounced before the  offender fully realizes that he is caught.  Xowhere else docs punishment so swiftly  follow crime as at this court, whieh lit  decreed by clause 31 of the Indictable  Offences Act of 1848. This race-course  tribunal arose curiously in the eighteenth century from an assault upon a  royal personage. In his indignation at  the impossibility of instant punisument  of the assailant, he ordered tbat in future a magistrate should always attend  the royal race meeting. This has ever  since been done, and by the above-mentioned act the chief magistrate of Eow  street wa3'constituted ex officio a justice  'of the peace of the County of Berks, in  order to enable him to hold this court  bat Ascot.  end  see  rs. *Krr.f.'cr  tarin' and  cryin'  worse than ivir wliile Tiiary was spakin'  to iii*r. Weil, whin Mary kern nut. ma  brother .says. 'Well, Mary alannnh. what  doo? she .-.iy';' 'She '.ays,' says she, 'that,  she nivii- had ths fcnya of the town, and  tlint/. says she, 'she knows no more than  Lord Ro!*er!s or ^i"'.ral Hart wheie her  husband is, but that he waa a mane -���������  to lave her the way he did without  manes or monev. lmt depindnnt on the  ginerosity of his inimie<..'< 'Well,Mm-  me dear,' says mo brother, 'let naythnr  you nor yer misthrcss be afeard that ye  will want for anything ns lon# a3 the  Connauj_.it Rangers is to the. fore.' An'  wliile they were in Pretoria he saw  Mary ivory day, an' they got very  thick. Whin they got marchin' orthcrs  lie timed if Mary wud bo for goin' back  to. Oireland,.. but she said she would  hould on to her misthrcss as long.as  she want-id her. Well, whin me brother  heard tell of the death of the ould lady  he thriod to ffncl out about Mary, but  the divil a bit could he hear of where  sbe wint or wliere she was."  ::!  A minister whose first parish was ln  the backwoods of the West was called  upon to officiate at the wedding of a  rather seedy-looking fellow and a blooming young woman. The ceremony was  performed in the log-eabin home of the  bride's parents. There were many guests  present, and a pleasant informality prevailed. When the bridegroom repeated  thc words, "With all my vorldly goods  I thee endow," a. tall and lank guest innocently observed: "Thar ' goes tlank'.*,  houn' dawg, by gum!"  Some time ago a man got a curi'iu*.  present from a sea captain. It \\ ���������*. a  tins specimen of the bird whieh th" -..i!  ors call the "laughing jnckn<w," a-.<! he.  was not a little pi ond of it. As h* w^i  carrying it home ho .net a brawny I ������������������i-iti  navvy, who stopped him i>nd .i.-' .- '  "Phwat kind ot burrd is that, sorr:"  "That's a laughing j:iok������*<s." explained  the owner, genially. The fris-hi'. n,  thinking he wu.-i b.-ing made fun nf, vx*.  equal to the ooc.tiion, and re-poiH'-d,  with a twinkle of the eye; "it's not  sill, il'd the butrd Oi ruane, sorr!"  Rev. Jfr. Greene, a preachr-i at Fir.d-  Icy's Lake, Pa., took his congrf"_/*.>an to  tank a few Sundays ago ueca'J-e tile  members were not, in hi.*, opinion, giving  suitable support to church <*\v,.irk. The  reverend gentleman mentioned by name  several of those whom he regarded as at  fnult, but was injudicious enough to include Jiditor "floerman among the lot.  ["Why." said the pri*aoh"r, "..fr. lioer-  man only paid a doli.ir toward my support." 'i'he editor retorted: "It w.is  dear at the price," arid .Mr. Greene thereupon learned that it is dangerous to  monkey with a buzz-saw.  When David Graham Phillips, author  of "Her Serene Highness," -.vai tt very  young man he applied for work on a Cincinnati paper. "What can ynu do?" said  the editor. "1 can try anything," said  the young man. Thin King to 'rid'himself of further impoilunities for an assignment, the editor said, "well, write  an article on bread." It was u trying  moment, for thc ambitious youngster, but  he never flinched. All that night he.  spent in collecting material, and llio  next day reported to the somewhat surprised editor with a bright and newsy  nrticlc on "Tho Bakeries of Cincinnati."  He was immediately engaged.  Some Allurements of the Carbolic Acid Route.  The soul has been aptly described as a  life prisoner which seldom escapes without killing its jailer.  Whatever may be said in, favor  of the dispirited individual forestalling  nature and letting the prisoner out by  his own band, there is one form of Bui-  oide*���������the most common form with young  girls���������whose allurements deserve special  commendation.  People abnormally addicted to self-  pity (and nobody else ever commits suicide), after deciding to kill the fleshly  jailer and let the bruised soul go free, do  perfectly right.to ������ast.about.to find the  most shocking and painful possible  ���������tyle of exit. Tlie satisfaction involved in. blowing his anaemic  brains all over the dean wall and  otherwise messing up a tidy room  muit be far greater to the self-centered  and dejected young man than to compose bimBelf decently on a couoh and  float into the sweet subsequently oa an  overdose of morphine or laudanum. It  odds to tbe general horror and crack o'  doom stage effect, this painful blood-lotting, and besides it makes his friends  feel, oh, so sorry for him���������ond that'*  what he commits suicide for. He wants  iomebody to feel sorry.  When the very young woman ��������� and  sometimes thc woman who is not ao  very young���������has been led down into ther  flooiu and dolor of tho Valley of the  hadow of Death, and all for love, she  hypnotizes herself into a belief that her  life has been permanently fro3t-bitten,  and at once sets 'about to find some  means, not of punishing the faithless  heart-breaker, but of punishing her own  unoffending self, No woman, eveii as she  enters the suicide's portal of doom, ever  thinks for a moment of wreaking ,venge-  ance on thenian. With her usual fine  sense of logic and consistency, she hunts  up the thorniest kind of a crown of  thorns to wear all by herself.  Not content merely to die in an'orderly and painless manner, she decides to  combine the tortures of the rack,** the  thumbscrew, being boiled in oil, drinking  molten lead    and walking    on red-hot  Elowshares, all in oue; and sha dcys it  y swallowing a few spoonfuls of concentrated hades in the form of carbolic acid.  Of course, she is woll aware that there  are painless and even alluring methods  of climbing the golden stair, but she  scorns them all. For example, tliere is  oyanide of potassium, a piece of which  as big as a shoe button touched to the  tongue would stop the action of ,,tho  heart and send the icy darts of death  through the veins quicker than the  swiftest bolt of lightning and with less  pain than attends the chewing of sen-sen  or an onion. Prussic acid, also, will pop  the troubled soul out of the body with  almost.equal celerity and absence of torture. Then.there ia the overdose of morphine or of laudanum, which is not only  painless but which wafts the suicide  across the gloomy Stypc in a fairy galleon, surrounded by gauzy iridescent  dreams so enchanting that anyone once  choosing that route out of trouble will  never have any other.  Yet the morbid and lovelorn maiden  will have none of these. All disappointed women crave the blistering flame of  martyrdom. Xot unlike the heroic red  Indian, they rejoice^ in suffering. So we  see a long procession* of them depositing  theiT fifteen cents on the drug ��������� store  counter and hugging the liquid horror to  their bosoms. We see them gulping  down sizzling mouthfuls of carbolio  acid, which bites and sears and cats its  agonizing way through the tender tissues of the throat and oesophagus and  stomach, and kills, finally, by eating  ghastly holes through the internal organ's and literally burning the victims  alive. White-tat, - molten iron, gulped  down out of a ladle, would produce precisely the same effect. To a man tbo  prospect would be most unpleasant, bul  the more the horror is piled up the moro  it pleases the woman bent on self-slaughter.  Men who set out to pre-empt a slab  in the Morgue commonly, choose the revolver way or the bay route. Woman is  nervier than man. Tender and timorous  "in all thing3 until her deeper feelings arc  roused, she will then not only endure,  but invite the most agonizing torment  It Is true that the woman with the suicidal mania might come nearer her ideal  of "the toad under a harrow" by plunging under the fanged cylinder of a  threshing machine, but threshing ma-  rfaues la operation are not numerously  {H������tribute4_thToughout thc city; besides,  fifteen cents' worth of carbolic anguiatfia  just about as excruciating and therefore  as satisfactory as 3i,G00 worth of thresh-  rug machine.-���������Grant Wallace.  Pessimism of Educated Youtb.  Almost any evening, at dinner time,  there may bo seen in a well-known down  town restaurant a group of young mon,  who occupy always the samo corner and  spend a long time talking over their  ���������coffee and cigars. They are all college  graduates -of a recent date, occupied in  tho day in getting a start in life, or, as  one of them, who ia engaged in some  sort -of literacy work, more picturesquely  puts it, "bucking the metropolis with a  stub pen." Tew have heard their talk,  for -when a stranger falls among them  they are decorously polite, but uncom-  Municative, in the spirit of their lender.  A fe^r, however, hare bee������ initiated, and  describe tho conversations ns "a scries  of carefully cultivated cynicisms, led by  a lecture.** Thu������ do their guests become  victims to phrase-making.  "It would be hard to diagnose their  complaint," said one of these victims;  "they are so cheerful in their woe. Nothing at present suits them, and they nil  pronounce their dally tasks a bore". But  they are not bothered with reform notions and don't make a public fusx. I  suspect thoy all cherish secret ambitions  of winning commonplace successes, and  swap their melancholy epigrams because  they have no other way at present te  maintain that academic scclusivencss  your college graduate usually feels the  lack of during the first years of his  plunge into life. However, there's some  truth and humor in their talk that  needn't be summarily dismissed as downy  faced cynicism."  And the speaker narrated as nearly as  he could a speech of the leader on the  subject of "liow to Be Successful Though  Kducated." The j'oung man knocked his  cigarette ash into the dregs of his coffee  and said: "I've thought tliis all out, as  Dovery does his brilliants. It's not impromptu. I was burdened with the conception by too much pnterr.nl advice on  how to succeed. We got too much of  that advice on all hands. The path from  the log cabin to the White House has  been exploited and explained; we havo  been taught how to lie happy ��������� though  married, and it only remains to put the  teaching into practice���������a minor detail;  magazines conducted by underpaid editors  have told us how to get from home to  college with a cow for capital; the lives'  of our captains of industry have been  laid bare from their always humble beginnings, but the realty useful work is  the one not done. Who will tell us how  to be successful though educated?  "The worst that may be said of n college training (until the chair of suceess  Is founded) is that it gives a young man  ambitions. After all, the youth whose  capital is a cow in most instances prefers to keep his capital and milk it; the  boy in the log cabin hopes some day to  build a house with store shingles; the  young worker in the steel mill thinks he  may in time rise to be a foreman, and is  content if he does. But the college  graduate has ambitions. Nurtured m  romance, fed on history, filled with thc  keen relish for intellectual excitement  and the power of intellectual mastery,  he is yearly turned by the thousand into  the hard world, with ambitions, but no  job. k   '  "There are open for him the law and  medicine; but each requires thiee or  four more years of training, and then an  additional period of unremunerativa  waiting. There is business, but already  the high school graduate has a four  years' start, which, when all is said, tho  classics and French literaturo do not  help to overcome. He might write novels, but his taste is too good, while a  knowledge of art bars him from the  drama. To be sure, there is teaching; the  world still pjnts up with a little education in its teachers. Yet, as women will  teach eheaper, even thnt field is restricted. Ib is no wonder that -there -are bo  many men of culture in the mines of  Mexico and Alaska, or that so fsw of us  college men marry beforo we aro thirty.  "Then someone naked this gloomy  teacher of twenty-three, whose remarks  were greeted with no applause, but quiet  approval," said, the outsider, "what he  proposed to do about it. His answer was  characteristic. 'To-morrow I play golf,'  he said."���������K. Y. "Tribune."  His Epitaph.  Mexican-, are fond of epitaphs, they rejoice in eulogies, tliey like to honor their  dead. Their 'attachment' for relatives ii  great, and monuments and flower-strewn  graves show that the departed are not  forgcrtUn. The, deceased may have left  a bad record, and his friends may be  anxious''that his conduct: should be. for  potfcee; still, this does not debar him  trotn a neatly worded eulogy.  Junt outside of the cemetery at Vera  Cruz there stands a fine monument which  murk* the, resting-place of a notoriom  outlaw, whoso cruelty and violence made  li's name a constant mtn'-nce to nil peace  and order. His wife, !i spite of harsh  treatment, was his faithful servant to  tlie !?st. ao* after his death thought  that s-.hu should show her respect for hia  memory.  Sho could not speak of his nobility  ind worth, and *>o, after much conside.ra-  tion, she caused the following inscription, to b>* entfraf-d upon, the tomb:  "Juan Fernandez: has pm-ed to his reward; he v-a-j an unerring khot and knew  no fear; owing to ciretniMtances over  which he had no eontrol hia talents were  perverted from their proper course, but  the world should be gratoful for his life,  3B his example stands as a timely warning *o the rising generation."  Subjects of Thought  From "Waverley Magazine."'  While we gladlv accord honor to the  courage of active heroism, let us not forget also to reverence" the courage of patient endurance, the courage oi absolute  sincerity,_the^courage___^of___d_eyptipn_.to_  principle. He who possesses these is; indeed a brave man, though no one may  recognize it and be himself be unconscious of it."  The hope that inspires effort is always  a blessing. Not only does it strengthen  the human faculties and improve the  character; it also makes rapid advancement in its own line, even when failing  to reach its far-off goal.  The heart is always hungry. No man  lives happily alone. Thc wisest and tho  best is wiser and better for '.'tho friends  he has.  Generosity, to deserve tho name, comprises the desire and the. effort, lo benefit others, without reference to self.  It is poor policy to tuke advantage of  other people because you have never  had any udviiiilngo of your own.  What men want is not talent, it Is  purpose; in other words, not the power  to achieve, but the will to labor.  It io a maxim tbat those to whom everybody allows the second place have  un undoubted right to the Ilrst.  The woi Id's greatest men and best reformers were, light weight when weighed  in the scales of bigotry.  Love's a virtue for heroes; and immortal as every great soul is that struggles,  endures, and fulfills.  Reading should (e.-ich us how to seek  for truth, meditation how to find it.  The doorstep to the temple of wisdom  is a knowledge of our own ignorance.  Fixed .to no. spot it imppincss; 'Us nowhere to be found, or everywhere.  Oi������ OF  THOUSANDS  "I war. a martyr to Hick and Nervous Hoad-  acn<!B caused by Constipation,  unfit for  hualnesa on aa avcrago 2 days a week.  Somo pllin helpad mo, but Dr. AgaoWs  liver Mil at 10 eta.  a viol cured me.  Thia Is my ot/ti testimony and It's a fact.  Now I never lose an hour or miss a meal."  This I. the. written testimony of .1 welt known  Toronto j..urnali-.t-ynu can  have Ins "���������*"*<-'  you want it.    Agnew's ar������ tlio b^t.pills and  re5% chcijier than any other.    4.0 ..ills io cts. ,  zoo pills 25 cts. .'���������**���������"*.  Why Coughing- is Weakening.  Tho amount of energy expended "in  coughing is very considerable; indeed,  onuof the patient statisticians for wliich  Germany is renowned has calculated that  a patient who coughs once every quarter of an hour for ten hours expends energy equivalent to two hundred and fifty  units of heat, which may be translated  as equivalent to tlio nourishment contained in three egg.s or two glasses of  milk. Tn normal respiration the air is  expelled1 from the chest at the rate of  four feet per second, whereas in violent  coughing it may attain a velocity of  three hundred feet.  A Cosmopolitan Crowd.  In the absence of the King, the attention of London has turned to  the picturesque delegates of royalty from the far corners of the  earth   who    are   now   in    the   metro-  Solis. "Never have the streets of Lion-  on presented eo cosmopolitan an appearance," sayB a London correspondent;  "the^guests of the nation from the furthermost quarters of the earth have been  exploring the empire's capital. Black,  yellow and brown faces, surmounting  gaudy, fantastic costumes, are met everywhere. Muffled gibbering and a soft,  monotonous pattering of feet are heard,  and one turns to see a big burly figure  id a Bii'ort, heavy blue coat, under whieh  is suspended a kind of linen apron drawn  ���������dose around the hips and reaching to  the knee, while below are a pair of ebony  logs and huge, bare feet. After him  come some twenty more, all. smiling and  shattering, and all similarly attired, each  of them carrying a small rattan cane  tucked under the right, arm in the fashion popular with Tommies. These picturesque inch are merely the Fiji police,  come to Ixindon to do honor to their  emperor. Then there are splendid native  Inainn soldiers, in their picturesque turbans, or puggarees, and glittering but-  tone. With black, shifting eyes, they  stride along like kings, and, to tell thc  truth, the average London man who  walks near them seems ridiculously insignificant. These fighting men, devoid  of much that civilization is" supposed to  bestow, are superb in their indiil'ci'cnce  to the gaping crowds. There are also  little men from Japan in . top-hats;  frocked men with round button-like hats  from China; skirted and coifl'ured men  from Ceylon; spectacled and much-withered men from the remote Straits Settlement; mild-looking, tawny-complexioned  Hindoos, in snowy white robes and pink  or red turbans; stout, black-frocked  Bengalesc, with no head-covering at all;  andmen from every British colony or  dependency, as well as almost every  othor nation in the world.  "The princes from India, however,  have given London its greatest treat.  Swathed in costly silks and satins, wearing , beautiful turbans bedecked with  priceless jewels, thoy have been the sensation for London's highest as well as  its lowest society. Never has a more  glittering body of men been seen on  horseback than the group of princes who  rode behind the Trince of Wales when  be reviewed the military contingents  from the Indian Empire, and rode  tlirough their stolid, impassive ranks.  Only quick, stealthy glances betrayed  tho fact that they were alive and not automatons. These princes were seen to  better advantage at tho reception given  in their honor by Earl and Countess Roberts. Tho , scene was brilliant, the  dresses and jewels worn by the princes  far outshining the lovely dresses and  tiaras of the ladies present. A most delightful air of friendliness prevailed, rajahs conversing most willingly when* possible with guests, among _ them many  Anglo-Indians renewing happy acquaintances and recalling pleasant associations.  The most impressive ligure, perhaps, .was  that of Colonel Sir Pcrtab Singh, in uniform pf white, laced with gold cordB,  wearing a turquoise blue turban, with a  fawn aigrette. The most impressive  group certainly was that of the Maharajah of Jeypour and his followers, -whose  velvet robes were gold-trimmed, and  from whose turbans hung bunches' of  jewels. Their dignified bearing suggested something distinctly biblical. . The  historic-Maharajah Sindia of Qivaliore  wore a white frock narrpwly edged with  rod. His quaintly-shaped. turban was  red. His necklaces of pearls were worth  an emperor's ransom. There were "four  rows of big round pearls, then a tow of  long pear-shaped* beauties, some more  than an inch long and shaped in proportion. The Sultan of Pcrak wore a dark-  blue cloth uniform, with" the ribbons of  the various orders. His black satin  head-dress blazed with, the finest" diamonds set in most graceful design." - '  Ait Photography.  Tlie new art photography is very attractive and a boon' to the homely  girl for which she will be" eternally grateful, but it has its disadvantages.  A man discovered tho latter fact about  a month ago, when he" received the photograph of a beautiful creature whom'1  he did not'in tbe least recognize. He ex-,  omincd the likeness that was not a'llke-  ness by, daylight, by gaslight and by the  ghastly glare of an arc light. He looked  at'-tho -handwriting_on Jthc cover, .and it  conveyed not an idea to his stupid maS"  culine head.   Then he gave it up.  "Blest if I know who it is," said he to  himself, "but if I ever meet her my  bachelor days are over, sure, for shcVthe  prettiest thing ever."  Just last week, after he'd cherished  the photo of his unknown admirer for a  good fortnight, he met his second cousin  on the street.  Now, his second cousin isl a very amiable young woman, but she isn't in the  way of being beautiful, and when she  greeted him with��������� c  "Well, Fritz, why haven't you -ac-.  knowledgcd the photograph I was good  enough to send you?" the man was staggered.  "I never received it, that's why," said  be. "I'd love to have a likeness of you,  Mab, but you've never sent me one."  "I have" sent you one, nearly a month  ago, taken in my bridesmaid's gown and  with a big chilfon hat on: Now, don't  tell mo you never received it, for I'm  Hure you did, and have forgotten."  "Wa3 that you?" exclaimed the man,  and then he felt that this was among  the things better left unsaid, and he  weakly hedged. ���������  _ " 'Course I got it," said he. "I just  wanted to jolly you a bit. Splendid, of  you, too."  "What did tho man do to her?" he  asked bis Bister half an hour,later. "1  declare to you I'd never recognize her iu  the world." jj  "Well, lie drow a line down her nose  to make it look less���������cr���������well, less retrousse," replied that world-wise young  lady, "and lie curved her mouth with  rouge, and made her eyes larger in the  negative, and really I "think it's a very  uredilablc work of art. I'm going to him  myself."  The man didn't say a word, but he  made,-.up liis mind to something, and  oow when people show him a photograph  if "my lovely niece down Soutli," or. "my  lister, who's thc beauty of Denver," he  ;lances ot it cursorily and then he says  gently, "It's a very pretty picture, but I  ihou'fd like to see the original."  Georgie ate a watermelon  Which had grown beside the gorge;  With ten seed.7, in hi3 appendix  George's parents planted George.      '.-,  Humor of the Houb.  Aunt Frances said to her nephew ������������������������  day s���������  ���������'What will you do when you are 0  man, Tommy T"  "I'll grow a beard," was the unexpected reply.  "Why 1" she asked.  "Because then I won't have nearly so  much face to wash," said Tommy.���������Little Chronicle.  A recent visitor to Maine tells of aa  amusing experience in the "Prohibition  State." Anticipating the difficulty ot  getting things to drink there, he to-ok  with him an ample supply, of "makings"  for gin rickcys, all except the limes,  which he supposed he could procure anywhere.  The day after arriving at his destination, a small town near the Rangeley  Lakes, he went to the only store and  asked the clerk if he kept any limeB. The  clerk thought a moment, and replied,  tentatively :���������  "We've got chloride of lime nnd quicklime, if tho������e'll do you."���������New York  Times.  Little we learn bevond our A B C-U    !  Except D 1! P G H I it be, 4^  Or'J KLMNOPQH 1  And then STUVWXYZ.. >  ���������The Dial.   I  ���������t-M���������,  "You're what ?" asked the common or  garden spook, .  Of a stranger at midnight's hour.  And the shade, replied, with a graceful  glide, .  "Why, I'm the ghost pf a flower 1"   ���������'  "The ghost of a flower ?" said the old-  time spook.  "That's a brand new one on me ;  I never supposed a flower had a ghost,  Though I've seen the shade of a tree."  0 ���������Life.  "Think he's better fitted for Congress  than anyone else in your district, do  vou ?"  "I should say; he's a*natural born  Congressman. Why, he can take any  old "anecdote, twlst.it around a littlo  and tell it as if it had been an actual experience   "of    his    own."���������Philadelphia  Wife '(during a  quarrel)���������Before we  were married-you called me an* angel. .  I'll never be in that class again, I sup-  P������Husband (calmly)���������Oh, I don't know.  I still have hopes.���������Chicago NewB.  *- ���������������������������   '���������   ,  A GIFT OF 500 ACRES  * - ,,.'...-..'. 1*:.-_. -. -.  Would be no-temptation to Mr.  Beemer In exchange te Dr.  Agnew's Ointment Itchlngf  Files of seven years standing;  took to -themselves wingja.  after a few applications.. -  Mr. M. Beemer, of Knotmaul, Mich., says in  a letter of recent date:���������'.'.I have had Itching  Piles for seven years. I have tried most every- .  thine that was ever recommended as.a cure cm  never got the least bit of relief until I used Dr.  Agnew's Ointment, ��������� and I'havent words to*  express the thankfulness I feci for the great ciiw  I would rather bave the wonderful euro than 500  acres of land." 35 cents. *    ������3 .���������  judication," said Farmer Jones', "Is ai  mightv good'.tliingl'biit "sometimes it  may do-harm.- 1 oncct knowed of a  case where edication came purty nigh  droundin' a pretty young lady." ^ *  ���������' "How was that V" -  . ".Well, she fell.into .the pond,,an' Instead of hollering 'Help V politely remarked, 'I am.,within-;mcasureable distance of .extinction.'j ;-v ., .       ��������� _  "An' the fool 'of *a-'farm--*hand  that  heard her lost about five minutes raakln' -  up 'is mind'whether.-to-pull her out or ,  ���������go home fur a dictionary.".-'-'       >       __T  Ineenious.'* ���������  ..   ���������'.   ^ ^ j 1 ...  - iEmployer<*(to*clerk)--This ia dhwraee-  hil,-Jones; hore anv I at, the offloe flrst 1  ' Clerk (deferentially)���������Yes, sir, I have  *.lways';becn' taught to-give precedence 1  lo my superiors!���������"Pick-Me-Up."  ; I  solidifpod;  Dr. Von Stan's Ptrioappla.XableU cured lies  Indigestion���������made her 'stomach -'strong  and veil. - To-day, ehe eats anything sh*  ���������winheB, enjoys It.and suffers no pain.  . Mrs. Ellen Butler, 37 Collahie Street, Toronto,  suffered so from Indigestion that far yean to put -  a bit of solid food in" her ttomach meant agony  for hours, ��������� She had tried many remedies without,  any permanent relief, but when sho commenced  using Dr, yon''Stan's Pineapple Tablets she  immediately improved. After taking three boxes  she was able toeat any thing without the slightest  distress.   Sixty .tablet^ 35 cents. 04  il.  hi  Of the six-year-oU 'son of Hans Roberts, a comedian better known in tha  west than in this part of the country,  this storv is told : Someone asked tlia  hoy what he -would liko to be -when ha  g���������A down,"    promptly     replied,   tho  youngster.' - .      ...  "Wouldn't you like to be an actor liko  your fiiljier'." asked the interrogator.  "Well, that's near enough to it, sanj  the bov, without,:moving a ;muscle.���������  New York Tunes.  ���������*-*}-���������������-  "What is your favorite sport ?"  "1 haven't any favorite sport," answered l>'armer Corntoasel. "Jedgin"  from what I have seen among tlie sum-,  mer hoarders, sport consists in payin fui-  the privilege of workm' like sixty.���������  Washington Star. ������   '   .  . .        * ��������� ������������������  THIS VETERAN'S^FIGHT  in the days of the,Revolution  he was on the side of victory*  in later years surrendered to  disease, but South American  Kidney .Cure sayo him hia  liberty-  Mr A. Williamson, of Kincardine, Ont., a  veUran in the America war. *"*-*d������������**;"f'������"?  officer, town clerk and a prominent citizen, says  of South'American Kidney Cure:-**I hare  found it a wonderful specific in my ease. 1  suffered a great deal from Bladder and Kidney  troubles, an-1 one bottle entirely cured me. X  think it a boon to mankind." Cures in all stages  and gives relief in six boars. a2  tf  I  / fl  i  > it TKe Mporvstorie:  Sphir^x====  , By Mrs. C. N. Williamson,  1  Author ol " A Girl ol lha Peoplo," Etc.  CHAPTER I.  The Initials.  IT? was nearly half-past seven, and  Uie actons and actresses engaged  at the Duke of Clarence's Theater  ihad begun to come In at t-h-3 stage  door.   Those who played "character" .parts and had a "heavy make-up"  ���������arrived first, some of them looking Into  the stage-doorkeeper's little' box  of a  room to see If there were any letters for  ���������them -In the rack, or else passing on  ��������� wl'tfh a nod and a "good  evening"   to  /the   doorkeeper  himself.     Next   came  Fvthe youngest recruits,  who  had boen  amateurs more lately than they'would  have Uked to admit.*  They were early,  'because they took .the labor of piaklng-  ' up   very  seriously,  and' were   longer  Labout dressing than anybody_else.   But  ro7d -stagers or nowly-fle'dS"Sa""artiSLS"  Bjl found time .to throw a glance of  I curiosity at a man who stood, ln the  i attitude of one who waited, near the  I -doorkeeper's chair.  H a. drama of the Wild West bad  I been holding the boards lie might 'have  i ".wanked on" and played a part, dressed  fexjaJctly as *he was now; for he wore a  wide-brimmed, soft felt hat, a flannel  leGiirt with" "a ".turn-over collar that  fallowed a throat -like a coluriin of  L-bronze, and ihls other clothes had. cer-  [tainly.mot -been made by an English  [tailor."- H'ls dark Jiulr, however, was  out tar too short .to carry out the cow-  ! boy Idea, and his face, aquiline and  kclear-cu't as a cameo, with an eagle  | keenness of eye,  was clean-shaven.  He saw that (he formed an object of  fdn'terest Cor the ax**ors, but it was his  I -metier,' evidently, to appear not to see.  The .walls of the stage-doorkeeper's  f little 10071 were adorned -with, old play-  s, obi and -new portraits of tb-eatri-  tal celebrities���������a few in cheap frames,  but more cut Cnomithe illustrated papers���������and on these, as. the people, went  tittmough  to "'their  dressing-rooms,   the  i young man   ostentatiously   fixed his  eyes.  "What time does Mr. -Anderson usu-  'ally come  in?"'he  asked of Hansey,'  the doorkeeper, when a clock over the  i-empty fireplace pointed to the quarter  [ before eight.  - -     >  "He _ought to be along In about fit-"  [ teen iminutes now, for -we -ring-up sharp  Let half-past," returned Hansey. "But  file's a quick dresser, is Mr. Anderson."  Mr. "Anderson was 'the manager: of  ' the Duke of Clarence's Theater, and  ' thf star actor as well.  "���������"���������Good evening, Mr. Hameey. Any  kletters for -me, I wonder?" suddenly  [spoke a sweet, 'bright voice at the open  Idoor, and a girl's head .was thrust in���������  pa pretty head, under a meat toque af  tdark straw.  ..Hansey Jumped; up irom , -his*- Choir,  and .hurried -across the room*;1 hoping to  lhaye the jil-easure ot handing the new-  [comer's letters to her before she could  (get them herself. But she.-was too  jqulck for him.  "Oh, what a lot there are to-night!"  [������he exclaimed. Then she looked'at the  letranger,' who had taken off his wlde-  fbrimmed hat ta her honor���������a' thing  Jfchart 'hie had failed to do for the two or  [three other ladles who had already  [passed ln. ' -.'    ' '  The look this girljgaye him was"dif-  1 Cerent from -theirs, * and the man felt  fthe difference, though It would, have  J been hard to explain. She. was saying  Lto herself: "I wonder who that bronze  [statue Is? Poor fellow, he's anxious or  [unhappy about something. Perhaps he's  [oome to try Cor=an engagement,.thiough  I It would be a funny -hour for that. -' He'  I looks Interesting, and 11m sorry for  Ibim M he 'wants'something he' can't  |stet." 1  Wltti these *i2io*ugh*ts In her mind na-  fRurally /there' was ��������� an   expression   of  "LsympalLy;on her face; and .this time  ^ihe young man -did not stare at the plc-  ' ure3_on-the_wall���������-.l3istead -he-glanced7  Bat .the grlril, and glanced'away again re-  iluctantly..as most men did when their  [eyes 'had'drunk.the fascination of hers.  It was a very lnnocent.-.youthf til sort  tot fascination,  not In  the  least  con-  [������olous  or  studied or'*'iactressy,"   and  . perhaps tin  that fact lay'part'of Its  4harm, Jtor ehe was different from the  'others.-  One seemed   to   ���������smeH''; wall-  iKlowers   and'- mignonette*': steeped    In  tnornin..: dew, and' to-thinkof dawn ln  the country'as ahe passed and smiled,  I actress though echo was.  ."'-,.      :   ���������  L;',"Tes, miss,-a lot of letters,".Hansey  echoed.'    _*They"H .be   'mash*, letters,  I miss, half of ..'em, I'M  bet," .and    he  [chuckled, for he was a privileged char-  Iscter at"*he Duke of Clarence's," and'  Jftjok advantage of his privileges.  "How horrid of you to say such a  Mng,"  the girl -reproached him,  and  JJoparted, closely followed by a rather  fieSderty maid who (had remained Iq the  IWkffround while her mistress giath-  " up her correspondence.,  "Who la that young lady?" enquired  "bronze statue" when ahe had disappeared along the passage wliich led  C{0 the stage and the dressing-rooms.  "That's ��������� Miss   Winifred   Gray,    the  st popular person In this theater."  |oau*wered  Hansey,'with the  air of a  m    conveying    Information    ���������worth  avlng.  -' ,"Haye  you   never  been  la  pi-ont, then?"  ''No,  I'm a stranger In   England,"  ^tid the y**ang* man.   "I've never -been  1 any theater In this country."  ( *"Hhen wh������t luave you -come after Mr.  lind-Bitton for?" -was the question on  Ehe sUure-doorkeeper'a lips, but, lie did  |iot oak It, partly because th������ matter  flras not his business^ amd partly be-'  ause ait .that moment 'Mr..Anderson.  .tmself came Into the theater.  ,  He was not visible yet, bat ���������*. deep  hrolce, trained to the mellowest of oo>  Ipents, spoke *n the passage Just out-  4de   Hanaey's   room;   and   Instantly  .IsBeWe face changed.    "There**' the  ) overmen* now," be taelt- whispered, to  Mm companion.  I SOu youn-gt man bad oome In, saying  l&vt fa* irieJied to wait for Mr. Ander  son, who had asked Mm to call at the  theater that evening, but Hansey ���������  while granting standing roam in his  little hox���������had hardly helieved the assertion. He could do no less than take  the stranger's wiml, for if be sent him  away and there really lif*������* been an appointment, Mr. Andcr-on would be angry; and when Mr. Anderson -was angry -he .was very disagreeable Indeed.  However, the stage-doorkeeper would  be surprised If the gentleman In the  flannel shirt and wide-brimmed hat  -were not sent away with a snub or  passed, by without any notice at all.  As 'ths actor-manager slowly approached- with some" friend he was  'bringing" ln, Hansey. threw a sharp,  sidelong glance at his companion. But  the handsome brown, face showed no  sign of trepidation ait the coming of  the great man.  Evidently Georgc_Anderson was In a  bad temper to-night. "Do look out  and'not stumble, Maoalre," he was saying. "This Is the worst stage entrance  ln London. Beastly place!"  . Then two men came in sight of the  other two who stood ln bhe doorkeeper's room. One was exceptionally tall,  exceptionally good-looking, with wavy  brown hair, worn rather long, dreamy  dark eyes (they kept their dreaminess  even dn bad humor), and a Greek profile, unspoilt by beard or moustache.  The second was so hideous that the  -stranger had to repress an exclamation of horror as his eyes first fell upon  'him. ��������� <  He was-short and;stoutly.ibtfftt^ ana  -walked with a limp. There -was something about his figure, too, which  vaguely suggested deformity, though���������_  perhaps because a clever, tailor (helped  him keep the secret���������It Was Impossible  to fasten upon the exact cause of the  startling impression.  But it was his face -which sent a  creeping chill through the veins of the  man or womiwi who saw it for the first  time, and drove children -who looked at.  it shrieking to their mothers.  Some (horrible alccident must have  happened to spoil the face ln the past,  and,.what lt might have been .before  that time 'It was Impossible to guess.  For all that one could tell ,lt might  have been the (most perfect face ever  Made; but it wasnow the most grotesque, since Caliban's.   -  The accident which wrought sutth havoc had destroyed 'the skin, from chin  to forehead, leaving a deep, purplish  redness, a peculiar glaze which gave  the appearance of a thin coat of varnish over .raw flesh. No hair was left  In '��������� the. eyebrows, _ which might .otherwise have'been prominent, and one of  the eyes had been Injured,-having a  queer, ragged lower,lid, while ithe upper lid drooped, thus glvingits fellow  a "peculiar, staring effect. The .eyes  'were yellowish in color, very light, ap-.  pearlng* lighter than they were lh contrast to the dull red' of .the face.with  Its marred andshapeless features.  - "Ithought you -were goin' to speak to  Mr. Anderson," . said the doorkeeper,  not ���������without 'sarcasm, -when both gentlemen had passed on, followed toy the  actor-manager's valet."-"But you never'made a move."  "It ���������was the other man," answered  .the stranger.- !'His- awful face took  my,wits .away for -a -minute. c I must  ask'you'to'send'my''name to'-Mr.' Anderson Instead."  "Tou may -well say an awful face,"  Hansey rejoined. Ignoring the request  in - his new interest, "and yet there  airft'many women ln England wouldn't  be wlllin' 'to have lt .for their husband's  face.' .That's as rich a .man as there Is  In London. Where others have' thousands, he's got. millions. His name's  Maoalre^LIonel' Macolre;* " but he's  , called another name behind his back���������  whether he knows It or not���������'Nero the  Second.' He's-struck up. a friendship  with the, governor just lately; and  comes ���������behind1-.with- him' once in a  -while."  dippers, he came out Info a more brilliant region. There, before knocking  at the door of the actor-manager's  outer room, Hansey held the card near  his eyes, and read what its sender had  written. "Hope Newcome, introduced  by P. B. Z.," was scrawled upon it ln  pencil.  Hansey, little wiser than before,  tapped on the panel. The door was  flung open after an Instant's delay, the  figure of Mr. Anderson's valet blocking up the aperture. The card was received, and carried through the anteroom to the drawing-room, while the  etage-doorkeeper waited outside for  bis answer.  George Anderson book the bit of  pasteboard somewhat impatiently from  the hand of his servant, and read tbe  name and initials which followed aloud.  But as he reached the initials Ms  voice changed. "By Jove���������'P. E. Z.l" "  he exclaimed, and turned ImpuMvely  to his friend, who sat on a sofa looking quietly on at the process of mak-  ing-up.  Never before had Anderson seen Lionel Macalre's face pale, but to his  surprise tlie purplish Hush had partly  faded away.   The man looked ghastly.  "He looks a monster," said the handsome, aquillne-f aced .stranger...  "So he does. --And there's" those who^  say he's as bad "as lie loolcs���������as bad as?  his nickname, though It ain't only his  eviVways have earned* {him that, I believe, but - sometiWing.jelse." If - he's ��������� got  enemies, though',"-he's ;got' friends^1 as'  well���������heaps of'"em."'        "    -  '   ,' A-7.  "I 'don't think I "should care to* be  one'of them," said the young man; for  he had'no inkling'of the s-arises  which Pate had., hidden -In", her "sleeve.  "But look here, will * you take or send  my name to iMr/'Anderson?" '  "Notl a bit of -use doing-that-till Mr.  Macaire's gone out again," pronounced  Hansey, "for" the governor never sees  anyone,. no matter bow Important,  when Mr. Macalre's'wlth him���������I know  that. Or perhaps Mr. Macalre may go  in front, ln which case.he won't pass  this way. When the curtain's rung up  and the governor's on .the stage I'll find  out for you. Mr. Anderson's first scene  isn't a long one, and he hasn't to  ohamge. between that and the next. He  often sees people then." .   ���������  "Nevertheless, I should be very much  obliged it you'd send the card now,"  said the other.   *  He had an agreeable voice���������the voice  of a gentleman���������but it was not the  voice of tin English" gentle-man. Neither" was lt like -that of any American  whom Hansey Jiad ever heard speak;}  and 'the doorkeeper's curiosity grew as  the persistency and the personality of  the stranger impressed themselves upon Wm. Who could thds queer fellow  be who dressed- like a cow-boy, had  never been inside an English theater,  who let the "governor" go by without  an attempt to catch him. yet who appeared so calmly confident of the effect which bUs name ���������crawled on a  card would create?  Shrugging Ibis shoulders in his conviction that Mr. Anderson would not-  let himself be bothered by thia unknown person, Hansey nevertheless*  went off himself with the card*. Th������  passage was dimly.lighted; but when  he had picked his way across tbe stage,  through a confusion of scenery that  wa* being set and oarpe-ts that were  Uw������OI������<  ^U������ *l������ tti������B*  CHAPTER II.  In Winifred's Dre-sslng-Room..  Mr. Anderson and the leading lady  both dressed near the stage; bnt Winifred Gray was not the leading lady,  and she and her maid Jameson had' to  go up a short flight of stairs.  Jameson opened the door and turned  on the electric light, while her mistress  followed slowly, with a friendly glance  round .the little room as If she loved lt.  And she did love it dearly. It was  'still new to her to be acting in a great  London theater, and every night .when  ehe came to her dressing-room she felt  the same thrill of excitement that had  tingled through her nerves when she  flrst took possession.  She had a good salary, but there were  many uses for it, and she had not  much- money to -spend on beautifying  her,dressing-room with exquisite rugs  and curtains and hangings as Mrs.  Peter Carlton, the leading lady, did.  SUH, she hadanade lt look very cosy,  and dn l������er eyes It was perfect.  A small basket lounge, with two or  three ruffly silk cushions, stood against  the rose "distempered" wall. Here  Winifred sometimes lay down to rest  between a matinee and an evening performance, having her dinner sent ln  from a restaurant near by, df the  weather were bad and she did not care  to go out. Above the lounge was a  shelf with some of Winifred's favorite  books, "and there were a few framed  photographs and a water-color painting or two by an admirer who was a  ^"coming artist." In one corner stood  a-long Psyche mirror, provided by the  "management," and another large mirror "was tilted over the dressing-table  which held materials for making up.  ..One side of .the .wall was covered  with a great'sheet; under which hung  ���������the various" dresses which Winifred  wore-in the play, .and another sheet  was suspended underneath the-frocks  to keep them from' contact with the  wall.% The -upper.sheet Jameson removed from the hooks to which It was  fastened by rings, and from, the collection of pretty." garments it had protested took a Japanese dressing-gown  which she laid over th������ back of a chair"  in front of the table.-   "    -. "  ...Itwas. early .still,''and Winifred  curled up on the loumge.to look through  her letters, slowly drawing out hairpins and pulling off gloves as she read,_  while Jameson moved about the room  preparing for the" business of the evening. She folded up the big.clean towel  which had covered, the neatly-arranged  ���������make-up things on .the table, laid out  other, towels onVthe' stationary wash-  hand-stand, and lit- the, gas-rjet surrounded by a wire-cage, which was  needed, despite the electric lighting,  for heating the dark blue -grease-paint  which Winifred used on her eyelashes  (for stage effect. *  - Meantime the girl was laughing over  her letters. The doorkeeper's vulgarly-  worded prophecy hod proved correct,  for the budget largely consisted of declarations of admjration from ������illy  "youths, whose names she had never  heard, and appeals for her .portrait or  aiutograph from girls' who thought it  must be "simply too lovely to be on  the stage."  ' Presently all were finished and tossed  aside, and Winifred gave herself Into  the hands of Jameson, who' had the  neat--IKttle"-tallos--made-fr(ock-ofi:-and-  ���������the Japanese dressing-gown on In a  twinkling. ' The -pretty blue enamel  watch was pinned on the window curtate where Winifred could glance at lt  as she sat at the table to make up;  and then down come the great coils of  wavy yellow-brown hair, which the  (maid would arrange "for the part her  mistress played ln ithe style of 1830.  Winifred' would be quite beautiful  by and by when, powdered and delicately painted, her lips pointed Into a  red Cupid's bow, her long dark lashes  and the pencilled arch of her brows  accentuated, her, charming figure set  off by a quaint gown of pink and green  brocade, she made her flrst appearance  of the evening. Bnt she was far more  bewitching now as <flie sat before "the  glass with her JSovely hair gCeamlng  ���������and curling-round her girlish"shoulders, her white neck half exposed, and  the roses and cream of her own charming, faintly sunburnt complexion untouched by stage make-up.  Perhaps some chlldlsii stirring of  ^vanity had been roused by the adoring  .letters*, at all events, as she looked In  the mirror before dipping .her fingers  Into the pot of cold cream, which smelt  Hke violets, she told herself that she  really was a very, very pretty girl, and  she wondered* If it had been only for  ber face, or because he.believed she  ���������could: act, that Mr. Anderson had'summoned her to London, end his theater,  from the provincial Shakespearian  touring company in which ehe hod'  made her debut.  "I d** hope If was beca-use I oould  act," she thought, "for anyone can be  pretty." Then down went her fingers  Into the oodij cream, and' In another  second it would have been on her face  bad not her bedaubed hand been arrested by a sharp tap at the door.*  CHAPTER IIL  The Champion.  Jameson answered the knock at once,'*  ���������nd Winifred" heard- the voice of "the  Bove-cnor's** valet, "Mr. Anderson's'  compliments, and will" Miss Gray go as-  soon as she Is dressed to the "boudoir P'  Bt Is sonvsttotoK Important,"'  "B". EJ. Z.!" repeated George Anderson. "What memories those initials  bring back to me! Wheni I hear them  ���������when I see them, I am a boy again.  I suppose, Macalre, as you have lived  so much o������ your life out of England,  they suggest nothing to you?"  He asked this question with his  dreamy eyes fixed 011 his friend's face,  for he was still wondering at the sudden ashy pallor which overspread it,  and asking himself if lt could possibly  have a connection with the Initials that  had caused Ms own emotion.  Lionel Macalre sat forward with elbows on knees, and hands hanging listlessly; but a slight quiver went through  the g/oved fingers, though his marred  features remained passive.  "I once knew an actress-who made  those initials rather celebrated," he  answered in the thick, yet harsh voice  which sounded as If he had some  chronic affection ot the throat. "It  was a long time ag-o."  "For my sake don't -count the years,"  laughed Anderson, who was nearly fifty and looked thirty-three at most. He  turned to his valet. "Send word to Mr.  Newcome that I'll see TAm.--���������"  "One minute!" interrupted the millionaire. "Does this Mr. Newcome come  from���������the lady .with those..Initials?".  "That's what I want to find out,"  Anderson replied. "I had a letter from  him this morning saying that she had  recommended him to see me .when he  came 'to England���������he didn't mention  from where^���������and asking for an appointment. I was in a great hurry���������just had  time to meet you for our buslnew talk  ���������and I sent a verbal message-by the  hoy who brought the note.tell!nt New-  come to call to-night about half-past  seven. Then our conversation of today and everything connected with it  put ithe man's existence out of my  head, though I was really curious io  see and question him, or I wouldn't  have said he might come."  "Didn't you think he'd prefer to talk  with you alone?" asked (Macalre.  "I don't see why he should'. He probably wants an engagement���������It can't  be anything more private than tih!a,t.  If you ever knew her you .must have  wondered "over the mystery of her disappearance, as we all did; and now  that there seems a chance of Its being  cleared up wouldn't you like to be on  the spot ?"  "It isn't a question of what I might  like or dislike," broke In ithe millionaire. "I think it would be rather hard  on the young imam.   I'll toe gone In a  " few minutes if .Miss Gray "  "All right,'"old man; It's very considerate of you. Wollis"���������to (Ms valet  ���������"say -fchlat I'll see Mr, Newcome during my flrst wait. Let him, be brought  to .me at ten "minutes to nine precisely."  "In the boudoir, orjhere, edr?"  Mr. Anderson frowned slightly. The  "boudoir" was an exceedingly pretty  room on the other side of the stage,  fitted <up luxuriously, by (him for his  own use in receiving' certain favored  friends.  . It was particularly engaged for the  early .part of .this evening, and a great  deal hung upon the scene which, would  ���������take place there. "I will see the gentleman here," returned ithe actor-man-'  ager."  The faithful and disioreet Wallls went  out Into the ante-room to pass .on the  information to Hansey, who stood patiently watting outside, the door. As  soon as hie back was turned Lionel  Macalre spoke again, in i lowered  voice.   " '".'..  r "If this youiig man asks you for an  engagement, don't give him one. I'll  explain why afterwards^���������when, you've  told me what.'he has .to "say^about the  lady.;'  "It will toe rather hand to refuse a  favor to an applicant sent by her,"_  murmured Anderson, regretfully. Buf  there was no rebellion in lhis-mind. On  this night, and In this theater, Lionel  Macaire's wishes must be law; he only  hoped that a certain person whom: his  thoughts .'named would -see this neoes*;  slty, this duty, as clearly as he did.  "You can keep his address, and hint  at something for ihim later on, perhaps," suggested the millionaire. "Have  "you sent word to Miss Gray yet that  ehe will'be wanted?," . : -^ ;.*"! ;  '  "No.    .There's  been no time.     But  Wallis shall go at once."  _"It will be better to let the message  .come from you, and keep .me out of it."  "Oh, certainly:   I quite understand."  By this time- Wallis had oome back  again.   "Just put me into these'riding-  boots,"  commanded his master,  "and  then .take a message .from, me to Miss  Qrav's dressing-room.   She's wanted on  a matter of great importance lh  tho  boudoir at the end of the first act."  But iMr. Macaire, though he had  caused Mr. Anderson's unknown visitor to be delayed, did' not intend to  take up any more of Mr. Anderson's  time for the r present. He rose and  limped to the portiere which divided  .the dressing-room from the ante-room.  vHls left foot vr^s an artificial one, and  though he never helped himself even  by a stick, and very few people knew  the cause of his lameness, ho had a  peculiar hobbling walk which added to  the grot-^scueneos cf his -appearance.  -"Well, I think I'll stroll out In front  till. the " flrst act's "ofC," he remarked.  "See you later.   Ta-tal"  And so he was off. He had stopped  Just long enough to prevent thc young  man waiting in the doorkeeper's room  from seeing the "governor" before the  curtain went up, for already the orchestra was "rung ln," and Mr. Anderson's first entrance as the hero was  "worked up to" a few moments after  the beginning of the act.  Anderson had many things to worry  about that night, but despite the  crowding anxieties he though**/ a. great  deal about "F.E.Z.," and .wondered, not  <so much what sort of man she had  sent him, as what that man would  have to tell about her. He generally  spent his "^walt" during the flrst aot  either ln the green-room or the boudoir, but this evening Die did not delay  a moment ln getting back to his dressing-room. He 'had left .word that Mr.  Hope Newcome should be there at pre3  oisely ten minutes to nine, and as It  was now almost on the hour the young  man was already In the ante-room,'6b-  eerved somewhat suspiciously by Wallls, when the actor-manager arrived.  For the fraction of a, second the two  ���������men looked at each other without  speaking. "An extraordinarily handsome fellow, but where on earth did ha  spring from with that get-up?" Anderson was saying to himself.  "He's as handsome as ehe teaid," tho  younger man was thinking.  Then the manager emiled agreeably  and-4>e!d out his hand, for he wished  to be conciliatory. 'IMr. Newcome."  ae* said, tn Ms deee. rich Totoft. "yoa  ���������At Summer Resorts.  Glittering rays, hot from the sun's  gridiron, are shooting down on beach  and caravanserai.  Board walks are groaning, and  the white sand is all flustered with a  myriad attentions. The blue water,  never ceasing in ils murmurs, laps tho  feet of millionaire and underling, and  touches vanity and vicissitude, swelling  front and peaked form, cmersing all in a  countless-array of crystalline drops. Fat  women and lean men" linger in the damp  sand with tender looks. Plump maids  and college athletes wanton ingenuously  in the eternal blue. Hollow hearts look  out at distamt sails, and other-hearts,  teeming with joy, beat in unison to the  cadence of the waters.  Flics ure busy in hotel rooms. Fish  nre making fatal errors.  In the dark, cavernous dop'is of many  a hotel piazza hands meet hands, lioarl"  beat in moon time, and soul yearnings  are being satisfied.  Bills arc limning up. Bai tenders aro  busy, nnd good old church deacons, made  mad by too sudden fiecdom, lose their  balance in other fonm than tho sea.  JIany a lonely, rock is-.a party to  strange oaths and sundry chirpings that  it never heard before.  Cupid is working overtime.  Red coats flutter in the gentle wind.  "Ping pong" is heard f 10111 the hotel corridor. Rainy-day poker parties hold afternoon sessions in back rooms. Wives  aro writing for more money. Husbands  are hurrying back and forth, wishing it  were all over with.  Hotel safes aro complacent ; with  riches. Clerks are smiling and registers  are lined with heterogenity.  Whilo in the dim distance the soul of  old Ocean stirs and rhythmically murmurs: -  "How fickle they nre! To-morrow,  and they will be gone!"���������Tom Masson in  "Life."  ^,".111  ,,���������������������������   BY-AND-BY. V  Willi'.'.      . *'**."���������  Ltlast, somewhere, some happy daya  The bliss will round us lie;  Tor all a joyous way j^:-  To follow, by-and-by.    ,.  'Tl������ promised by  the bird,the broolr.  The wide, unayllabled air; ^  Where'er I obance to look,  I see it written there.  X learn  lt from each star  tbat  wheel3.  1  From every flower that blows,  From all a young heart feels, __  Aud for all an old heart know   p  OOOOOOOOOOOOOO.OO-O  S     COLLABORATION .   S  0  A Bathing Costume.  Montrose considered thc summer plans-  of his family settled and that bother  away behind him once and for all.  when his spouse suddenly jarred him by  announcing: "George, I must have a nc������  bathing costume this year." It is haidly  worth refolding that he grunted and  replied to the effect that she'd belter  have it, then:       r  "What color do you think would be  nice?" asked Mrs. M.1"'Again ho grunted,  and advised her to have anything she  liked. "I was thinking of white," she  said, and when he .laid down his paper  she added, "Tliere is a new material, .1  kind of sacking with a very coarse mesh.  It's very pretty, and lets the water right  through without o/inging nt all. A bath  ing costume that clings is so uncomfortable. Heavy awning cloth is nice,  too. That comes a. pretty Utile red'  stripe on while.. Wciilil you like thatl'j  His voice was auv..liuck as be returned: "What 0:1 do Mb do you want to  get yourself into a white bathing dres'-  _for?"  "I want to get into it 'on earth,' to go  into the water!" Somehow the idea of  a-new bathing dies*, made her' feel gay  and clever.  - "Yes," said he, scornfully, "one with  big meshes that lets the water through,  but not big enough to Ict you through!  My dear jNIarian,thi3 ia all nonsense!  Why have a bathing costume at alll"  She hates him when he calls her Marian, and she answered with'energy: "1  would have a bathing costume because  it-would be indecent to-bathe without  one."  ' " "Well, why bathe?"  ,   "George!" "      ������..".   , '^. ���������  , ';    *"  '"There Is the tub."  "I am not talking about tho tub. 1  am talking about the seashore." "  "No, you aro talking of white bathing  dresses with big meshes. Are you losing  your mind, "Marian?"  "I must be to discuss'any matter of  taste with youi What is your idea of a  bathing dress?"  "For a person like .you,' something  suitable, modest and useful."  "My dear George, you*first saw me" in  a white silk bathing dress with lace on  the edge and gold buttons."  "One reason I married you was to'exercise some control over your wardrobe,  and I shall not have my wife appear in  "Didn't I look well?"   *';    "''"   '   -'"  /'That has-nothing to do with the matter���������now." ...  His emphasis on the "now", was bloodcurdling, but she was not warned, and  began:   .  "Do you mean to say that I���������"  ������������������You-weighed-135-then=and-wcre-ttve*  years younger than you are now."  That-was.too much! "George Montrose," said she, "I shall.ha\e. a white  bathing dress, the biggest mesli I can  find, .and���������and���������I bhall not go bathing  without it.  .There!".  And George does not know whether  she will or will not, but abundant precedent makes him uneasy.  ���������>   It Couldn't be Worse.'  Mrs. Mellem is one of those inoffensive  persons who arc continually dreading  that they may, by some mischance, hurt  the feelings of others. Added to this,  she has had coi'.'.i'ii'iitble trouble in getting a suitable cook, nnd docs not wish  to offend her.  "John," she *-:������id lo the man-servant,  on thc morning following thc party, "do  you happen to know whether���������tlmt is���������  I mean, cau you lind out, without asking  the cook, whcthei- llie tinned salmon  was all cut en lust night? Vou sec, 1  don't wish to a*>k Ii.t because she may  have eaten it, und 1:10:1 sho would feel  uncomfortable," mUl'-d tho ijood soul.  "If you pie.!-,-.*, in.1'11111," replied the  man, "the new cook has o.-.tcn the tinned  salmon; und if yon -.ins lo say anything  to htr you couldn't make her more uncomfortable than she is."  "Poor man!" said the lady visitor, addressing one of thc inmates of the insane  asylum, "don't you often feel very sad  to be shut up here?"  "Oh, no," the patient nnswercd. "The  lunatics who conic to look at us are  generally very amiiBing."���������Chicago -*'lle-  cord-IIcrald."  It is hard to decide which irrli the  most elated���������the distinguished man who  manages to palm himself off as 11:1 ordinary citizen for a few hours, or the or-  iinary man who happens to be mistaken  for somebody In particular.  "Whatu's your city noted for?"  "Well, we have the tallest building in  .he country, the cleanest streets of any  ���������ity in the world, the best street car  lervice, the most������������������"  "Oh, yesl But what have you that  the ether cities haven't gotT"  It was an Ideal collaboration. Every- !  body said so, and, ln .theatrical affairs,  everybody always knows. At the end  of tho third act lt was so evident tha.  the play was to bo a success that iho  ��������� men left off asking each other whr.t  'the author could know about the stage,  and tho women decided that, after all,  the color of-the authoress' hair v.a>,  much moro nearly auburn than red.  The members of the profession in  tbe circle determined to .make the acquaintance of the lucky young couplo  without delay; the critics in the stalls  felt a sense of relief at being able to  uay something really nice, for a change  without wounding their all-too-tender  consciences, and the friends of tho  management in the boxes Immediately  hurried round to congratulate anybody  'nnd everybody, from the leading lad/  to the barkers.  "And now," . said the audience,  "they'll be able to get mart ied and  live* happily ever afterwards." For it  was an open secret���������as open as most  theatrical secrets���������that these clever  collaborators were engaged to each  other! and-needed only the money that  a success would bring them to set off  at once for their honeymoon.  , It was rather a nervous business for  them, getting Into that hansom, but  they managed it .without any sacrifice of dignity, and the crowd had tha  satisfaction of hearing the author give  the cab an address in the direction of  [West Kensington.  "It's'really awful good ot you," said  the authoress, as soon as they had  turned the flrst corner, "to" see m������  euch a long way home! Are you sur/  you don't mind, Dick ?*. -^  "Of course not," said' the" author*  "Feel tired?"  ' "Yes, I do now, but wasn't it' spltn-  Iflld the way our big scene caught on?"  'Ripping! Fairly knocked 'em! But  1 always knew it would. The difficulty,  jwas to make any manager believe lt."  'Oh, they're so stupid!���������all the ones  (who refused . it, I .mean. I should  think they'll be rather sorry now."  "You bet! I had three offers fot  our next piece before I left the theatre."  "And I had two. That makes flva  ultggether. We Dhall have a monopoly  of "tne comedy- houses," and the clever  tittle woman loaned back ln the cornec  pf the cab aud laughed happily.  "Well," eald the Uttle man, "now it  (has como, .we'll maJ'e.'em pay,"eh? I  feel that I've got a ".ot to get back 09  U������i5 sordlcl Old city."   . *  "Naer mind," she said, gripping hia  fcani"7-"you've got your reward at  last. You oan hava everything yoxr  want now." -'���������'.* i"~777'.   ~  '""  "Er���������yes,", he rep'ied,' glancing at  tier" for a moment, and then staring  straight ln front of him over tha  "horse's head. :      , -  There,.waa a pause, until. "May I  light a cigarette?' he asked,' rather  nervously. ��������� ;a.i nr : ~A-^ ^.  . "Of courBel"        '"     -���������^i'-^f-T  "Won't it V   He   Indicated   her  frippery by a sweep of the hand.  "Not a bit!". And, :-.e8ldes,'it wouldn't  matter now, would it? Do you know,"  phe[ leaned forward and slipped ��������� her  arm Into his, "things seem unreal tonight,' unsubstantial." Nothing seems  quite the samo as it did yesterday-*  except '  "Yes?" : ���������-.''.y^yijyi. ?.--.. ������  "I wa������ going.'to aay except you, buv  even you don't seera quite the same  "to-night I I~"dldn't-.;tfiink f - was 89  easily*'thrown off my' balance."' "  "Perhaps," he aala, flickering at bis  cljarette ash so clumsily that he burnt  iila-finger, "perhaps I am not thf  eame." v  "What do you mpan?" There waa  the slightest trace of suspicion ln her  tone.   "I suppose you are."  "It'a'all through that rotten play!"  ."Don't'say that.   It's a good play."  "Yea, I know.. But It's muddled  things up frightfully." -Do you remember the little tiff we had'after one of  the rehearsals?"  "Do~ you** mean about���������about Mr.  (Turner?"  "No, no! I ought never to havo said  anything about that. Of course, yon  had to be polite to a man playing such  an Important part."  "Yes. but���������I did-flirt with him���������a  little." -  Oh, that's nothing' . I mean about���������  about Miss Sewell."  My dear boy, we've finished with  tbat long ago!"  Well, I thought we had, too; but f  "Haven't we?"  "I'm afraid not���������quite. The ��������� fact  te "  "Oh, dear, don't let's hare any confessions to-night! We're both rather  tired.   Do you think lt wise?"  "I'd rather tell you to-night. If I  ������nay. The fact ia, I���������well I've flirted  .with her more than you think.'  "After our*���������titt?" i~  "Yes."   u  "That wasn't quite nice of you. Diet  was It?"  There was yet another pause. This  time, in his agitation, he lit a dgarettt  without asking permission.  "You know," she said at last ::yon'r������  flulte spoiling my evening. Men are so  tactless!"  "Beastly sorry! he replied, stub-  6ornly. "Bat I hate putting thine*  off."  The cab pulled np in front of soma  rather   new-looking   mansions.    Tbt  luthor opened the doer-.   n::iiea   ncr|  >ut, and paid the cabby.  "Aren't you going back to tha Tern- ������   ���������  pie with him?" asked tUe-authoress.  "No, I'll get another. I want ta:  speak to you first."  The man drove awr-y, and they D3������  ������an to climb tho etairs, slowly.  "I'm afraid I can't ask you in." saii  ihe lady.   "Mother's awn;'.'  She paused oa the lavi-ing below her  own, and held out her l-.-^nd.  "But I thought I saw hi- in the tho  atre." he said, surprised.  ���������Oh, yes!" sho replied, slightly con-    -���������  fused.   Very likely you uiJ.    But she's*  staying with some friends In   another  part of town.     What     v;a3    it    yo������  wanted to tell me?"  "I wanted to tell-you t'.-.at���������that I  care for Miss Sewell irxre than you  think." ^  "'Oh, Dick!"  Tliere was a world of r:r"oach ln hc?r  ������-olce, and she looked up a: him with  wide, enquiring eyes.  "That iDn't all," he went on looking  out of the staircase window into tun  dark street. "I���������I propo.id to her tc-  niglit after the third act.'*  "Well?"  The question calne shai;ily through  her set teeth.  "She accepted xne. He waited a  moment, not daring to :00k at her.  Then he went on, "I fcpl an awful  brute. I ought to have told you before  when I founil I was fain ig in lova  with her. But I didn't want to spoil tho, .  rehearsals, and���������oh, for heaven's sake,  say something!"  He turned quickly, wondering at hep  Silence. She was leaning against tha  banisters, and her head vas bent so  that he could not Bee her face.  "I won't ask you to forgi .'e me now,"  he said, in a low .voice; "but, ..perhaps "        ~���������������      - ��������� ���������  "Listen!"      "-f^'if-   -���������"-..,.���������..    -  She laid her hand heav.Iy on hia  sleeve, but kept her face turned away.  He waited for her to sneak, and in the  stillness that followed he heard a hansom pull up at the entrance below-  There was the quick step of a man's  foot on the stairs, and then  _j  "Turner!" gasped the author.  "Hallo!" said Turner;  "brought thfl-  .tvite home for me?   Good man!"  And he escorted his beaming bride)  up the remaining flight of stairs. _/         -a, 1  1   '        Tiny Hlttr������MTninplebtic.    .  P"*.  'A little boy and a little bug.    Tha  boy was Dicky.   The bug was    littla  Misress Tumblebug, and she was slowly and carefully crawling up a sloping mound of earth, carrying home k  bit:of something good for her babies*       ~ '  breakfast, says the Youth's  Companion!    But every time Tshe reached tha  top' of the little mound Dickey would ���������  tip! her over on her back,   when   sha  would roll helplessly down to the bot-  toro*igaln, while Dickey shouted .wltlj-  .. laughter.    It was such fun���������so Dicky  'thought.  The litle bug was a curious and per*  severing little creature, however. No  sooner would she land all in a heap on ,  the bottom than another brave effort  to reach the top would be begun. She  would wiggle slowly over her feet and  begin to crawl up again, only to be>  - tipped over on reaching the top, 'and be  roO down $.H]������ little hill ssain,. Vicirx^���������  laughed UU the tears stood in his efmtt  '. ,���������the   little   tumblebug did   look   sa.  funi_������, rolling heels, over head down  hill!     The  little  bug  did'not laughv-  although I'm not sure but that te&r������.  ���������Were In her "eyes. * s���������   _  She was crawlln% bravely up the Mlf'  for the eleventh    time,    when   Dicky  heard a whistle close behind him, and  , turned in terror to   find Ben   Walde������-  ' ^.  "reaching for the silky curls that clu������~,  tered    under   Dick's    plaid    Tarn   ������(t  Shanter," ,  3>~  q  ! XBen was the horror of Dick's llZs-jagg^i_-  .now; for he had a way of reaching f������������'^  . those Btlky curls, tatintfout his knitX.  Sharpening lt carefully on his" -booij  and pretending to cut the curls off, 0114* "'  . by ono, counting them carefully aa bs2  pretended to lay them down upon U^r  ground behind Dicky. jA���������  It was all so real that the little 1������bC,     '  < -Would tremble all over, and cry asTS  - his heart would break.   But Ben wotssS   '  :  laugh, and, snatching off Dick's cast,  ___,whIch_^as___the_Joy_of_hls^heart,-wodS*-*-*=-=^  promise to'rub' lt ln the dirt, or to csjft  the top out with his knife. <>  He finished his "fun"���������as be caltetCt    -   ������  - ���������this morning by standing Dicky tat  his head ln the dirt; ' then went eft ,  laughing, with Dicky screaming after*  him, through Ms sobs: "It's mesa.,  mean, mean for a great big fellow tat  plague a little fellow so!"  Then Dicky rubbed the tears out ������$'  his eyes, brushed the dirt off Ma  clothes, and finished just in time fed:  find the little tumblebug trlumphajBttjt  reaching the.top of the little mound ������5  earth.   ' "  Dicky put his finger out quick to tip  her over again, but what do you np������  pose he thought he heard ? "It's mnenc  mean, mean for a great big fellow ta  plague a little fellow so!" Do  suppose it was the sque.-ky-voiced"  tie tumblebug that said lt, or  thing Inside of Dicky that begins  a c-o-n?  Whichever tt was. Dicky drew  .band hack, stood still a minute.   walked away with a very thougktM  look on the little face under the  Tarn o' Shanter.  '"*'  ������3:  r CbhMM Manilla, p  Tu, a prefecture. "T���������-*ST  Fntai, the governor of a prortnedt *  Godown, a place for storing goo4_E\  Haikwan, Chinese maritime cnstassflL  Li, a Chinese mile, one-third ot m-  British mile. . ^r  Yamen, an official residence.    ��������� re  Tael. a coin of silver,  worth ft  64.4 cents to 71.8 cents, according  province. .,  Squeese. general t-rro of extorttoaw  Kiang. or ho. a river; hu, a lake.  Pei, north; nan, south; tnng, east?  el. west.  Shan, a mountain- sheng, a province?.  Cheng, a town; hsla^r. & village; hslea.  a district; ling, a h'.::, peak or pass.  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Reeve, Ex-2nd Vice-President and General Manager Grand Trunk ���������  Railway Jonipany  Samuel J, Moore, Secretary *������nd Manager Cartcr-Crumc Co., Limited.  Hon. S. C Wood, Vice-President Toronto General Trusts   orporatlou.  M.S. Holt, President Sovereign Bank of Canada. President Montreal Light,  , Heat ic Power Co., Montreal   ��������� .*  Thomas J. Drummond, Messrs.' Drummond; .vlcMah V Co., Montreal.  J. J. Kenny, Vice-President Western ic British America. Assurance Companies.  Chester D. Massey, President Massey-Harris Co Toront ���������# '  CharlenMcGI.il, General Manager, The Ontario Bank.*    - -���������    .  -   - Good Agents Wanted���������Address, '  J.W.W.STEWART, Provincial Man., Vancouver.  W. Bradshaw,  ���������Agent-���������=-%���������*^-i  Bevelstoke.  E, J. Coyle.  ���������---ABsist.-Gen.Jv  Passenger Aggnt  Vancouver. "  "^^P^  WOOD  For Sale.  The undersigned having contracted for the  whole of McMahon Bros, wood is prepared to  supply Mill wood at  $2 Per Load  ������*__p-Cedar Cordwood���������?3.00 delivered..^  fl^-IIardwood at equally low rates.  ..Thos. Lewis,  Orders left at C B. Hume & Co., Morrfs &  Steed's, or At mill will have prompt attention.  REVELSTOKE  THE     SUPPLY     HOUSE     FOR     NORTH  FURNITURE   CO'Y.  KOOTENAY.  WB keep a larger and better stock than any house between  Winnipeg and Vancouver.   Quartered Oak Tables,  Rockers.  Bed-  /���������room-rSui tes.-��������� A-splendid���������line--of���������Couches,-^���������Morris'=_Cbaii'S, rand_"c  everything a First Glass House carries.  Cabinet Making, Upholstering, Picture Framing, etc.  EXTRA SPECIAL  SCOTCH    WHISKY  The hest results in Scotch Whisky are obtained by .a  blend of the best distilleries.  Messrs. Greenlcss Brothers, of Argyleshlre, considered  the greatest whisky experts in the world, have spent  their life's experience In theScotch whlskv business, and  tho result is the world's Greatest Scotch,  King; Edward VII. Scotch' Whisky  Distilled on tho Fstatoof the Duke of Argyle,' Scotland.  Revelstoke Wine & Spirit Company, Limited, Agents-  FKKE BUH MEETS AT-t,* TRAINS.  FIRST ��������� CLASS  ACCOMMODATION.  HEATED BY HOT AIR  REASONABLE KATES.  AH  orders left at W. M.  receive prompt attention.  Lawrence'* will  W. FLEMING.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  Hotel Victoria  I'rompt delivery ol parcels,-: baicgage, etc.  to any part ol tbe city  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  Brown & Guerin, Props.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY.BOOM;  HOURLY STREET CAR''              '                       BAR WELL SUPPLIED BY THE CHOICEST  MEETS ALL TRAINS. - WINES,  LIQUORS AND CIGARS   P. BURNS & CO'Y.  HOUSE TO  REHT  On Second Street, plastered throughout, containing Five rooms and Bathroom, good location, apply to ���������*  8IBBALD ������ FIELD, Revelatoke.  Or to Wiumm .Williamson, Bear Creek.  All orders left at R. M. Smythe's Tobacco  store, or by Telephone No. 7 will receive prompt  attention.  ���������FOUND���������A Watch. The owner can  have the same by identifying the  watch and paying for this advertisement.   Apply at the Citv Hotel.    ,  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     WDlTON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON. /  ;/���������  Amateur   Boxing:   Tournament.  The Victoria Athletic Club proposes  to hold a tournament of hoxing to  decide the championships at the various weights in the muiilli of November  at the V. A. 0. gymnasium. The  dates as fixed are Wednesday and  Thursday, 10th and 20th. The first  night will be occupied with the  preliminary heats, the finals taking  place on the succeeding night.  There are six championships to he  competed for viz :���������Bantam, Feather,-  Light, Welter, Middle and Heavy.  The winner of such will be presented  with a Gold Medal and in addition  will hold for one year a handsome  challenge cup.  . Forms of entry can he had upon  application to the Hon. Secretary of  the Victoria Athletic Club, Mr. J.  "Walter Lorinier, care of Turner, Beet-  on & Co., Wliaif street, Victoria. In  order that none but amateurs shall  compete, the club is taking every  precaution, und therefore requires  that in case of anyone desirous of  competing not being a member of an  Athletic Association must furnish two  references from reliable parties as to  his standing as an amateur. The  committee in charge of arrangements  reserve*, the right to refuse any entry  unless they are fully satisfied that the  requirements are fulfilled. There aro  doubtless many individuals throughout British Columbia who are fond of  boxing and believe that they can hold  their own in their class, who yet are  not in the way of belonging to an  athletic club. These are the,men that  the V. A. C. particularly wishes to  invite to come from wheresoever they  --may he and meet other followers of  the manly art. Special rates for hotel  accommodation and also for transportation' are being arranged for competitors.   . . -      "       ...  The   officers   of  the V. A/C.-are:--  j r.  Honorary President.-The Lieutenant  Governor, Sir Henri Joly de Lotbiniere:  President, Rev.' W. W. Bolton; Vice  president,' Hon. Col. -.K. G.'Prior.  These are assisted by a strongexecutive  and various sub committees. The  well known "Bob Foster" is the club's  professional and trainer.  Mr. Tarte's Campaign.  -You are little as-to bulk;".- *,-"-,  ".-'   .. - -Petit Tarte;   -y ���������  But you make the big ones skulk,  When you start  On your pilgrimage of grace,-  With a shining, morning face,' *  And your Sifton process place, *���������  In your care. j. v  'Tis a patent process quite,  So it is��������� .'     .  "  Often swings with left to right,  ��������� .������- With a .whiz:  ���������Then the dust begins to fly,-  When the speed is running high,  -And there's someone ininds.the eye  Which ,is his. ,  - '7.*  There'll be dust to fill the- whole,'������  Lorry, ave,  And some more' in clouds to roll,  ' Far away;  - Till the Globe itself looks dim,   ' '  As when fiery Frank and Him  With their warclouds shut the sun  From the day. *       ' ���������        ���������  And the Sifton's will be made  - Into dust;-  . And some gilded clothes will fade,  As with rust;  But the patent process sure,  Will abate the din and doure.  When it fills the air with'stoure���������  Sure it must!  . You're a-busy little man, " ,"'.*  i'" '     - Mister Tarte; '"'  " '��������� [  And you've"made foes look wan,'"  V-- -' From the start;  * Could they'bury yon as deep,  As where ocean mermaids sleep', .  .  -Not a one of them would weep, -  ���������Saucy Tarte!  ...     . ..   ..  To  Manufacture Leather Ties.  The local capitalists who are behind  the F. W. Dunnell composite leather  company, of Springfield, Mass., which  has just been incorporated for the  umnufactuie of leather railroad ties  nnd paving blocks, are receiving many  requests for information from railroad  officials whose interest -has been  awakened hy the announcement of the  company s plans. ' If the invention is  what is claimed, for it by the company  it promises to solve the question of the  '���������'future supply of ties, which for years  . has been worrying the railroads. It is  claimed that the leather tie will hold a  spike better than any other material,  that it ia impervious to the weather,  is free from knots, checks and decayed  6pots, that alt ties aie uniform in size  and quality, that neither the rail nor  the flsh plate will cut into' it, that it is  as nearly noiseless as a tie can be, and  that it will outwear six of eight wood  ties. Its elasticity, it is further claimed  makes il far superior to any metal tie  that could be made. It is said that the  railroads will save from $5,000 to $7000  a mile after the ties are once laid in a  well made roadbed.    It is also claimed  lhat the tie can be adjusted as easily  as wood, and lhat it will make a firmer  ro.ulli.'d mound a curve.  The tie is uiu'lu of waste leather nnd  chi'inirnlH, luiili of which can lie  obtained ill almost iniliinili.il (_ii.-iril.i-  ties. The pt-<>c'i'M> of niiiii'ifactiiic is a  -aiiiipk* one, and six lies will lie made  al each drop nf the pres*!, which will  lie under hydraulic pressure.  Tarte Writes a Letter.  After Mr. Tarte got down to l.a  Patrie office, he immediately set to  work on a letter to the public, wliich  is headed, "A Word to the Country,"  and reads as follows :  "The incident is closed to the satis_  faction of many people. The Conservatives rejoice at my resignation;  that is legitimate. They think it will  increase their' chances of success.  What, then, would an .opposition  exiit on if they did not have hopes ?  Some of our political friends hail my  retirement with content; others,, and T  thank them with till my heart, have  shown me the warmest sympathy. I  am decidedly one of the most inter,  ested parties in the matter. I declare  myself content to leave the cabinet  without regret, withnut pain, and  without bitterness against anybody.  I have tried to do my duty."  The article continues to dcil with  the questions of the day to the extent  of two columns, in which Mr. Tarte  says that the constitutional pretext  was a mere shadow of the argument.  He says he does not wish his bitterest  enemy should have to pass by the road  he has travelled, and points out tbat  everything was blamed on him because  he was a Conservative. He slates that  he bears no ill will to no one, and  closes by   reiterating   his> fiscal policy.  NOTICE.  - NOTICE is hereby jjiveii that thirty  days afler dale -I intenel to apply to the  Honorable the Chief, Coniiiiis.Monei- of  Lands and .Works for a special license to  cut ancl carry away limber from lhe following described" |ands^ in North West  Kootenay district:���������  Commencing at a post planted' al the  south east corner of Lot So G. i.J according to the official plan ofllie survey of the  American Syndicate Lands in the Big  Bend district,, and at a .pointabout 4%  chains east of the Columbia river aboul  two and a half miles below the mouth of  GoldStream and marked "J. P. Humes  north east corner posi," thence west So  chains; thence soutli 80 chains; thence  east 80 chains; thence north So chains to  the point of commencement.  *  Dated this Stli day of October, 1902.  J.'P.   HUME.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is. hereby given that thirty  days after date'I intend'to apply to the  Honorable the Chief.- Commissioner of  Lands acid Works for a special license to  cul, and carry away timber from (he following described lands situatctl'in North East  Kootenay disLrict:���������  ��������� Commencing at a post planted alongside  the Wood River trail about 60. chains  north of the head of navigation landing 011  the Columbia river and aboul i)i miles  south west of the upper trail.crossing of  Wood'river and*marked' "ii. M. Hume's  south west corner post,'" thence north 80  chains, thence east So chains, thence  south 80 chains, tlicnce west 80 chains to  the point of commencement. '  JDatedthis 25th day of SeptcmbeJ, 1902.  .   ' ,       ���������     .   ,        '     R. M. HUME.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days=after-date���������I���������iniend~to"apply"to~the"  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, for a_ special license to  cut and carry away timber from the following described lands,' situated in North  East Kootenay district:���������  .Commencing at a post planted on the  east ~ side^' of the Big Marsh about 30  chains south east of Wood river and at-a  point about one mile south of the upper  trail crossing of Wood river and marked  ���������'C. B. Hume's south west corner post,"  thence east 80 chains; thence norlh 80  chains; thence west 80 chains; thence  south 80 chains to the poinl of commencement.' ' .-       .  - Dated this 24th day of September, 1902.  C- B. HUME.  3STOTIOE  NOTICE is hcieby given that 30 days  afier date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner ol" Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in Easl Kootenav :���������Commencing at a  post marked "A. M. Pinkham's north-east  coiner post" siluated on the south bank of  the Columbia river about 100 yards below  Gold cieek; thence west 40 chains; thence  south 160 chains; thence east 40 chains;  thence north 160 chains to the point of  commencement.  Dated this 301I1 day of August, 1902.  A. M. PINKHAM.  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply 10 the Chief Commissioner of Lands ancl Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in East Kootenay:���������Commencing at a  point maiked "SI. J. O'Brien's south-east  corner post" antl situated on the north  side of the Columbia river about yi mile  below Bush river; thence wesi along the  Columbia river 80 chains; ihence north So  chains; thence east So chains; thence soulh  So chains to the point ol" commencement.  Daled this 26th day of August, 1902.  AI. J. O'BRIEN.  IsTOTIOB  NOTICE.  " NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days after date I intend to apply to the  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, for a special license to  cut and carry away timber from the foi-.  lowing described lands, situated in North  East KootenajPdistrict:������������������ <f  Commencing at a post planted on the  east side of the Big Marsh about 30 chains  south east~of Wood river and at a  point about one mile south of the upper  trail crossing of -Wood river and marked  "C. B. Hume's north west corner post,"  thence east 80 chains; thence south So  chains; thence west 80 chains; thence  north 80 chains to the point of commencement. *���������> ���������       _     ���������  Dated this 24th day of September, 1902.  ^C;"B. HUME.  NOTICE.  NOTICE ts hereby given tbat thirtv "davs  after date I intend to apply to the Honorable  the rhlcf Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special license to cut And carry awar  timber from the following described lands,  situated in Norlh East   Kootenay District:���������  Commencing at a po t planted on the north  hank of thc Columbia Kiver at the outlet of  nlnbaskct Lake and marked "B. A. Lawson's  south east corner post." thence north 80chains:  tbence west 80 chains: tlienee south SU cbalu*>:  thence cast 80 chains to the point of commencement.  Dated tbis 27th day of September VXri.  B. A. LAWSON.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  limber from the following described lands  iu East Kootenay :���������Commencing at a  post marked "SI. J. O'Brien's south-east  corner post" ancl situated 2 miles below  Bush river, on the north bank of the Columbia river; thence west So chains; thence  north 80 chains; llience east 80 chains;  Ihence south So chains to the point of  commencement.  Dated this 271I1 day of August, 1902.  SI. J. O'BRIEN.  TSTOTIOB  NOTICK is hereby given that 30 dajs  after dale I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license 10 cut-and carry away  timber i'roni the following described lands  in East Kootenay :���������Commencing at a  post marked "G. S. McCaiter'.*, north-east  corner post" and situated on the north side  of the Columbia river, about u quarter of  a mile from lhc head of creek emptying  out of a lake near the confluence of Bush  river and Columbia river; thence west 80  chains; thence soutli 80 chains; thence  east So chains; thence noith So chains lo  the point ol commencement.     _-   '  Dated this 29th day of August, 1902.'  G. S. McCARTER.  ISTOTIOEi  NOTICE is hereby given lhat 30 days  afler date I will apply to the" Chief Commissioner of Lands ancl Works for a  special license lo cul and carry away  tiinber from the following- described lands  in East' Kooienay :���������Commencing at a  post marked "G. S. McCarter's northwest corner post" and situated on the  north side of the Columbia river due north  froin the head of Surprise Rapids aboul  i}4 miles in on the trail; thence cast 160  chains; thence south 40 chains; thence  west 160 chains; thence noith 40 chains to  the point of commencement.  . Dated this 2Sth August, 1902.  G. S. McCARTER.  ZSTOTIOB  NOTICE is hereby given that 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 East Kootenay :���������Commencing at a  post marked "A. E. Kincaid's south-west  corner post" and situated 'on the north  bank of the Columbia river, about one-  half mile below Bush river; thence north  So chains; Ihcnce easl So chains; llience  south So chains; thence west 80 chains to  the point of commencemrnt.  ���������^-Dated-this'-aGlli-Augusl���������190*8." " ~ ���������' '��������� "  A. E. KINCAID.  "ISTOTIOB  NOTICE is hereby given lhat 30 clays  after date" I will apply lo lhe Chief Commissioner of I-ands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  limber 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 Creek; Ihence cast 40 chains;  thence south 160 chains; thence west 40  chains; thence norlh 160 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated this 27th August, 1902.  A. E. KINCAID.  NOTICE.   -  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days alter date I intend to apply to the  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to  cut and carry away timber from the following described lands in North West  Kooienay District:���������  Commencing at a post planted on the  west bank of the Columbia river about  five miles below the mouth of Gold Stream  and marked "George Knapp's south east  corner post," thence west 80 chains;  thence north 80-chains; thence east 80  cliains; thence south So chains to the  point of commencement.  " Dated this 9th day of October, 1902.  GEORGE KNAPP.  TIME TABLE  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  Running between .Arrowhead. Thomson's  Landing and Comaplix, commencing October  Mth, 1901, will sail aa lollows, weather permitting:  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  and Comaplix twice daily���������10k. and 15k.  Lea vine Comaplix and ihomSon's Landing  for Arrowhead twice daily���������7:Iikand 12:45k  Making close connections with all C. P. K.  Steamers and Trains.  The owners reserve the right tochange times  of sailings without notice.  Tba Fred Robinson Lumber Co.," Limited  NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE lhat no days after date I intend  to apply to  the  Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission  to cut and  carry away  timber from   tlio following des  cribed lands:  Commencing at I). Kennedy's No. 1 Post at  If, Mile, running west -U!chains; thence north  S-ich ins; thenee easl 11)ehnins; thence south  80 chains to the point of commencement,  foi lowing Fish River.  Dated this 20th day of August 1902.  P KENNEDY.  NOTICE  TAKE NO UCE that CO days nfter date I intend  to applv  to   the  Chief  Commissioner of  Lnnils and iVorks for permission tj eut and  carry awav  timber" from   the  following described Innds:  Commencing at H. Wright's No. 1 l'ost at 18  Mile, thence running west 40 chains; thence  north 100 clniins; thenee eii.tlOehains- tii -nee  von tii 100 chains to thc point of commencement, following Fish River.  Dated this HOth day of August, 1902.  II. WRIGHT.  NOTICE.  TAKE NOTICE that 00 davs after date I  intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to out and  carry away timber from tlie following des-  cribed Innds:  Commencing at a post mnrked Alice I'crrj's  southeast corner post, situated about 200 feet  from Scott'flreek, thence wcst40clia.ns; tlicnce  north 100 chains; thence eost-10chains; tlicnce  south 100 chains, to the place of commencement; containing 010 acres.  ALICE PERKY.  Goldfields, B.C., July Mth, 190'J.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Halifax nnd Gibraltar No.2mineral claims  situate in the Arrow* Lake mining division of  West Kootenny District.  Where located���������Two miles Irom the head of  Canyon Creek.  .Take notice that I. A. R. Heland, agent for  J. R. Jamieson, F. M. C. BG8013; T. .Mathews,  , M (! B0J111; .IB Hall, B43992; J L Farw Ig,  Tfi2'J2i; intend sixty dais from the dutc hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a cenfloate  of improvements for tlic_purpo.se of obtaining  a crow n grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under  section 37 must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 3rd day of Sept, 1U02,"A\ D.  A. R, HeviaNI).  Certificate of Improvements.  GOLDEN EAGLE inernl Claim, situate in  Ihe Revelstoke Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  Where located :���������In Ground Hog Basin, on  McCullouKh Creek.  TAKE X TICK that 1, George S. MeCarter,  agent for Louise Leontinc Graham, Kree  Miners'Certificate Xo. R. 70.-H0 and for Gus  Lund Free Miner's Certificate No. B 18074,  intend, sixty days fr.*m the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Ijnpr vements, f *r the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim. -  *  And further take notice that action, under  Section   37, must   be commenced  before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  .   Dated this 4th day of August, n. D., 1902.  -      ' -      GEO. S.' McCARTER.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE...  Londonderry, Golden Rod No. 2, Hailstorm  mineral claims, situate In the Arrow Lake  Mining Division of West Kooienay District.      ,  Where located���������On Canvon Creek, joining  the Londondery, M. C. '  TAKE NOTICE that T, A. R. Hcyland, Agent  for T. Mathews F.M.C, B 0:1111, J. R. Jamieson.  Ii GS013, intend sixty days from the dntc hereof  to npplv to the Mining Recorder for a Ccrtifi-  cite of lmpro-ici.ie.it..- for the purpose' of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  -  And further lhat notice that action under  section 37 must ho commenied before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated thls'srd day'of Sept., 1902, A. D.  ��������� A. R. JIEYLAND.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given thnt SO days after  date I intend to apply to the chief Corois-  sioner of Lands and \\ orks for a specinl license  to cut and carry away timber from the following described lands in East.ICootenay,com  mencing at a post marked vw. J Cumming's  north- nst corner post," situated on the w'est  bank of the Columbia River opposite James  MeMahon's camps, thence, west 40 chains,  theuce south 100 chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence north KiO chains along the bank of the  Columbia river to the initial post, tlie place of  commencement.  Dated the SOth day of August, 1902., _,  .  W. J. CUMMING.  NOTICE. '  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days ofter  date I Intend to np-.lv to,the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Work*, for a special license  to out and carry away timber from the following described lands in East Kootenay, commencing at a post marked "D. Morgan's southeast corn������r_post,_Lsituated on the-west bank of  the Columbia river, about l-)*; miles north from  W J. Curamliigs north east post and running  west 40 chains, thence north 100 chains, thence  cast 40 chains, thence south ICO chains along  the bank of tlie Columbia river to the initial  point of commencement.  Dated the 30th dny of August, 1902..  D. MORGAN.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty davs after  .'ate I Intend to apply to :he Honorable the  Chief Commissionerof Landsand Works for a  special licenscto cut and currv away timber  from thc following described lands:���������*  Commencing at a post planted on thc north  bank of the Columbia river just- above the  mouth of canoe river and marked "li. Davis'  south west corner post," thenco north 80  cliains: thence cast 80 chains; thence south 80  chains; thence west 80 chains to the point of  commencement. ,   _  Dated this22nd day of September, 1902.  R. DAVIS.  NOTICE.  NOTICE in hereby given that .thirty  days after date I intend, to apply to the  Honorable the Chief; Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license lo  cut and carry away timber from-the following described lands in Nortii ,West  Kooienay district:���������  Commencing- at a post planted on the  east bank of the Columbia river al a point  about six miles northerly from Big Month  creek and adjoining lhe northern boundary  of the lands owned by the American Syndicate, and marked "J. P. Hume's south  west corner posi;' thence east 80 chains;  Ihence norlh 80 chains; thence west 80  chains; Ihence south 80 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated this 4H1 day of October, 1902.  .' J. P. HUME.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days  after date I intend to apply to the Honorable  tbe Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special license to 'cut and carry away  timber from tlie following described lands :���������  Commencing at >i post planted on tho north  bank of thc Columbia river just above the  mouth of Canoe river and marked '-p M  Hume's north west corner post," thencesouth  ICO chains; thence east 40 chains: tbence north  ICO chains: thence west 40 chainsto the ooint  of commencement. "^  Sated this 22ud day ol Sep ember 1902.  B. M   HU   ME.  THE TOWNSITE OF  CLE CITY  IS NOW ON THE MARKET.  2oo ���������Lots on Sale��������� 2oo  BUY BEFORE YOU SLEEP.  CIRCLE CITY is the Terminus   of   thc   proposed    Railway   already   surveyed  via the Lardcaii Creek with fork to that point.  CIRCLE CITY is beautifully situated at the base of  the Lardeau Pass, Galena  ancl Surprise Creeks.  CxRCLE 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. O.  ������Ji������>>SgS������_������������*)������****������,������.)������������j������!������^^  ���������    ,   The Smelting Centre of the Similkameen Valley.    Backed by the payrolls of two  gigantic coal companies arid the Copper ancl Kennedy Mountain Mines.  Surrounded.by the'following resources:.. Coal, gold, copper, silver and a fine agricultural country.    Large herds of cattle, fruit-in abundance, with a climate almost southern  and all that could be asked.  ."',_.- ... ��������� - ���������   ' . 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P  i|;i i^i ������^i j^> ������^ i^i ������^i t^^i t$> ^n|>{^i i^i i^> i|[i i^ t*^i ������X* 't1 'IE* ������$"!������������ t^ ������3^ '$* '3^ *$������ t^1^ <$*n$K$i-*$n^ai^'*X11^1 LIFE.  the dance and the whirl go on>  And the jealousy and the strife;  Vnd    the     Summer    comes    and   the>  1        Summer  wanc3,  And thc sum of it all ia Life.  and some wo.ild   eive   their   kingdom  for lore,  An 1 some their kingdom for grain;  4.nd icm* w*.uld give their earthly aU  Just to be yjung again.  The Gbost of   _  Davenport Hall.  0  0.  ^���������������������������^���������������������������������������������^���������^���������^���������^���������������������������^'  A wonderful circumstance had happened at the old rectory. The old ball-  footn which had been disused for ages,  iver since the gloomy old building had  fe-en the family scat ot the Davenports, had b:eu aired, warmed, decorated and arran-iyl for a graud ban-  auet, because the ^resent rector's beautiful daughter had been that day married to the son ol the richest man ii)  Lhc* parish.  Long ag<_*3 ago Davenport Mall had  been a magnliiccnt baronial residence,  out the estate had been spuandered by  i dead and gone Sir Wilfred Davenport  ,*ho had died in difficulties, a lonely,  bachelor, and the house had remained  Vitenanted for over a century and  "���������faply kept ln repair by a wealthy vel-  -Vrive who had Inherited the place, but  bad never cared to reside there. His  descendants had followed his example  by shunning the place, but had never  \ lowed it to fall Into decay, till at tho  beginning of the last century a church  hj.d been built in the neighborhood,  ��������� w growing populous, and the old  manor house was turned into a rectory.  Dark stories bad at first been whispered that the house was haunted, but  ms four or live gentlemen had quietly  lived and died there the stories had  died away.  A  queer  old-world    place    it  wan,  standing on what was once a tree-clad  eminence, now all paved and built upon by cottages and mills o������ the toilers '  therein.  "Where the wild Sir "Wilfred had  hunted and fished was now a rough,  populous district, aud the once pellucid  river now UU*Md Into a small stream.  Is offensive alike to .sight and smell.  And yet, to-night, all was light and  gaiety within the gloomy rectory; the  old ballroom, which was never altered  or occupied, presented a very gay  scene. * Smartly dressed ladles^ and '  their attondant cavaliers chatted,  laughed and flirted just as merrily as  their predecessors had donatio, tho  reign of the virgin queen.  On the panelled corridor leading to  the antique room, stood an ancient  suit ot armor, with helmet all complete, and in order that no accident  ���������might befal It this had been removed  lor the night on to the staircase In  the occupied part of the houso close  to the rector's study. But to-night  this place was deserted as everybody,  Eervaots included, were at the festival.  Never before had there been a wedding  celebrated ln the hall within the memory of living man, and every one waa  alive with excited anticipation. It waa  even whispered that an impromptu  dance might be expected and the ladles-  all wore full evening dress.  At last the rector's youngest daughter, a well grown young lady of fifteen, growing somewhat tired of -waiting, spoke to one of her companions:  "Come into papa's study Lucy and  t will show you the lovely grand piano  ���������which Mr. Eycourt, the patron of the  living, has seat as a'wedding present  to Louise."  The two girls left the room togethai  and -went along the corridor, when suddenly Lucy Allison stopped and exclaimed: "Oh, what a splendid suit  of armor!"  "Yes," replied Frankle Elliott, thn  ._= rector!a__daughter,___' Ljsuppose_ it_Is con-  Biderad very fine, but~I don't like ItT  However I'll just throw my opera  cloak over lt and I shall find it when  we come back, for father always keep*i  the study so hot. How terribly stormy.  It is outside. Do you hear the wind  fcowir  * "Yea, and the window is open on  tha corridor and you'll catch cold  prtthout the cloak."  "Never fear; I don't take cold so  easily now," and she entered the room  and opened the piano, saying:  "What do you think of that as a  present, Isn't Louise lucky?"  "I just believe she is. A splendid  Broadwood gTand. too. Oh! may I trs  itT-  "Certalnly, I -want /ou \o "-.-j so  Bere. try tha 'Moonlight Sonata.' "  Lucy Allison was a pianist of nc  teean order and played piece aftei  piece with tbat enjoyment which a musician feels In playing on a fine Instrument.  "Now, Frankle, had we not bettel  get back? you will be mls3ed, for. Id  your sister's absence, you are the  "star of the evening."  "Yem. we'll go after just one 'Noo  turn* of Chopin's.' "  Lucy sat at the piano again and  fclayed a few dreamy bars when a -wild  Jhrlek echoed through the house.  Frankle clutched her friend convul*  slvely, and exclaimed in a frightened  ro'ce: "Oh what can be the matter!"  "Sir Wilfred's ghost! Sir "Wilfred'i  fchostl Oh. Miss Frankle!" cried ths  housemaid, opening the door and entering 'sans cerehronic' just at that mo.  faent. "As true as I live. Sir Wilfred  kt walking In the corridor ln hia  thrown with an awful gash In his  Ihroat and the blood streaming down  aim.   He does look so awful!"  The two girls took up the chorus an&  shriek after shriek rang through tho  teserted rooms, each being too afraid  43 venture forth.  A heavy step came up the old cakes  Ttaircaafethen .stopped, and    m    deep  dale vorcfe said:  -"Who turned out the gas, and wha\  _ro earth "  ���������h������ rolce   stopped   -sudden^   and  i-raMo, recszareu c>;>tii'.=a lue uoor.  "Here'B tath*r,w sho said, Ktopnlr.*-  lito the Vm? diiri ;oriidor where tho  ���������ector, In deep astonishment, not  ���������.nmlxod with fear, stood confronting a  .all white figure -which In tho moon-  ight looked exactly ao described by  /he housemaid, -whilo from the ball-  'oom the frightened guests were hur-  ���������ying about, attracted by the screams. '  For a moment the girls sood as It  petrified, then burst Into a ringing  augh.  "The armor! the armor!" they ex-  .lalmed, simultaneously, as the rector  .'cllt the gas -which had been blown  >ut by the rising -wind, and Frankle,  (till laughing, look from the ghostly,  lgure her cloak, whoso scarlet ribbon  jow at the throat and long streaming  ribbons had looked in the moonlight  ���������.Ike the tragic vision described by  Uary. '  "How came you to play such a  rick?" asked Mr. Elliott, rather storit-  iy. "You might have caused serious  mischief, had Wary "  "Oh, father, I'ncvcr intended either  lo scare any one or even to joke. I  came with Lucy into tho study, ami  "ecling warm, threw my burnous over  the armor. cTho wind, the moon and  ;he old ghost story did the rest."  The guests one and all joined ln a'  hearty laugh, and the rector's sternness evaporated like dew in tho sunlight, as he declared they had forever  laid to rest the ghost of Davenport  Hall.  The good old rector has long been  laid to rest; the fair young bride ia  now an old widow, and the two Birl3  are middle aged matrons, with son3  and daughters wlio laugh heartily at  the oft repeated story of how, on that  night long ago, they laid forver the  ghost of Davenport Hall.���������H. A. Col**  lins.  CUIUOUM INFOIIMATION.  The bull fight is the national sport  <of Spain, the bull having been the  emblem of Spain from tho ante-historic days of liorcults "lured by txio  lowing of tho cattle of Geryon." Ths  bull-fight was held ln Spain long before Caesar fought the battle of Mun-  da, 45 B. C. The first cavalier to do-  scend Into the arena and kill the hull  was the great hero, Rodorigo, who  lived ln the eleventh century. From  that time only nobility were given tho  privilege of fighting In the arena. It  was called the royal game, and many  of the monarchs of Spain were famous  for their victories, among them  Oharles V. and Philip V. In the middle of the last century the sport descended to the common people and nc-  tors on foot entered the arena. Tho  "season'-beglns on the first Sunday after Lent and continues every Sunday,  until the hot weather prevents, beginning the last of August and continuing  until October. At flrst-class festa3  from six to eight bulls are killed and  from twenty to forty horses.  The great fifteen American inventions are: Tho cotton gin. Ell Whitney", 1793; the steamboat, Robert Fulton, 1807; the sewing machine, Elias  Howe, 1S41; the telegraph, Samuel"  Morse, 1832; vulcanized rubber,  Charles Goodyear, 1843; tho reaper.  Cyrus McCormlck, 1834; tho telephone*.  Alexander Graham Bell, 1S75; the phonograph, Thomas Edison, 1877; inca-  descent and modern electric light,  Thomas A. Edison, 1330; electric motor, Jacobl, 1833, and first electric railway built by Thomas Davenport.-1835;  perfecting press, William Bullock. 1SS3  (developed by R. Hoe & Co.) *. the typewriter, William Austin Burt. 1829; the  power threshing machine, Ephralm Alfred and Charles Howland, 1891; and  fifteenth, the process ot making liquid  air, Charles E. Tripler, 1891.  0  The Japanese bride, dressed ln n  long white silk kimno and white veil,  eitB upon the- floor facing her future  husband. Two tables stand near, and  -upon one are two cups, a bottle ot sai.i  and a kettle with two spouts. Upon  the other side a miniature plum tree,  _typif}_l__.g__thejbeauty- of the bride; a  miniature fir tre""""wkTch~slsriines-tho-  etrength of the bridegroom, and a  stork upon a tortoise, representing  long life and happiness. The twe-  apouted kettle Is put to the mouths of  the bride and bridegroom alternately,  signifying that they are to share each  other's Joy3 and sorrows. The brido  keeps her veil, and It is used as her  cfcroud when shesdies.  A Bank on Wheels.  NE of the most brilliant ideas of  modern times has just occurred  to the local authorities which  administer the public moneys of the  town of Jlezleres, in the Ardennes. The  new scheme consists in an "automobile  savings bank." The term requires  some explanation.  The Inventors apply it to a neWl sort  of motor car which they are having  built. The vehicle Is propelled by electricity and contains four seats, one In  front and apart from the others, for  tho driver. The three places behind aro  arranged round a revolving; table In  tho middle of the car, one at each side  and ono at the rear of the vehicle.  Writing desks arc fitted over each of  the throe seats and devised In such a  wny that they can bo cither folded flat  against the sides of the carriage Inwardly or opened outwardly. ' The central table also contains desks, besides  bookshelves and a small metallic  strong-box. Such is the new automobile. The use to which tho authorities  of Mo-tloros intend to put their invention is as follows:     ���������  The car will travel round the country, making stoppages of nn hour or  so on prearranged days in I.he different'  localities of the department. The passengers will bo two clerks, of the local  treasury'admlnistration and a cashier.  They will carry with them a complete  collection of savings bank books, registers and forms, and the third of the  above-mentioned officials will be empowered to receive moneys. Your readers will have now divined the purpose of  the financial authorities of Mezleres. It  seems that these gentlemen, assembled  In council lately, came to the conclusion that something should^be done to  encourage thrift among the peasantry  of the Ardennes. On the other hand,  it was recognized that the saving propensity waa already very marked  among the country folk. "What was  needed Was that the administration  should meet their wants halfway. The  peasants put by their earnings thriftily enough, but frequently fail to Invest  them in savings banks because, especially in the busy summer months,  they have little timo for journeying to  the few principal towns where tho offices are situated. So tho authorities  determined upon sending the savings  bank to the country folk instead of  waiting any longer,, for the latter to  find time to come to" the office.  The description of the" vehicle which  the authorities have had built, according to 'their own designs, requires no  further explanation except to say that  the movable desks are intended for use  by the public, hence the arrangement  by which they, can be opened outward'  over the road. It is reported <that the  scheme meets with the unqualified approval of the savings bank clerks,  whose days hitherto throughout" the  fine season have been spent in musty  offlces. But, contrary to what might  have been expected, the public docs not  look upon the Innovation with unalloyed delight. Some suspicious persons  have spread a rumor that the administrative motor car will not always convey savings bank.clerks, but will occasionally bring���������more orten. perhaps,  than would be desirable���������that unwelcome visitor, the tax collector.  The Phraseology of Sport.  T  The original ot Scott's heroine,  "Jeanie Deans," lies burled at Iron  Gray, six mll.es from Dumfries, Scotland. Her came wa3 Helen Walker,  and she was left with a sister very  much younger than herself. This sister   was   tried   for   <*bI'.d-ir'irder,   snd  llelon, who lo     -*j ------.*'. v....i  the principal witness against her, not  being able to swoar to a Uo. She, how.  ever, walked to London and obtained  fiom the Duke of Arg}"**- the remission  of the sentence. Scott waa asked to  write the epitaph at the request of hia  friend, Mrs. -Goldie, and waa so Impressed with the story that he chose  to put it into one of his novels.  Momus ln the Greek fable was the  god of mockery and censure. He waa  chosen the most skillful artist. Ner-  tiine, who had made a bull; Minerva,  who had constructed a house, or yul-  can, who had fashioned a man. The  bull", he declared, should have had lt3  horns nearer the front; Minerva a  house should have been movable, and  the man of Vulcan should have had a  window ln his breast In order that his  thoughts could be seen. Tbe contestants were so disgusted that they turned him out of heaven and he died ot  feilcf because he could Had no Imperfection ln Venus. So a chronic grum-  bier Is called "a Momus." ,  .  The great magnitude of the Escurlal,  the great Spanish palace, may be Inferred from the fact that Itwou Id taku  four days to go through all the room*  and appartments tlfe length of th* wa>  fcelng reckoned at twenty-three Spanish leagues, which is about one honored and twenty English mile*.  HE London "Outlook," in a recent number, while conceding  that every sport and pastime  should, naturally, have an  especial phraseology, deplored  the tact that this phraseology  is becoming mere jargon. In Us "palmy  days" the P.K. could boast'a language  of its own; and one regrets to notice  that the picturesque reporter is now  doing the same disservice to cricket.  When an eleven makes a bad start it  is suffering from "vot and rout." One  batsman Is "breezy," another plays  with "graceful-assurance," a thlid is  "cheaply dismissed." A score that,  progresses unevenly is "streaky,", and  a very favorite formula runs that So-  and-So "played excellent cricket." This  might reasonably be expected . on a  cricket field, where Bridge or Ptr.g-  pong would be somewhat! out of place.  After all, however. It is the billiard reporter who most savagely dislocates  the vertebrae of the King's English.  Not long ago one of the brotherhood  -Varied -the-monotony-oU If sJ3y___dM.cr_lb___,  ing the red ball a-s a "pinky round."  After all, the most glaring examples  of Idiotic phraseology in the English  papers are exceedingly tame beside  those of our own, says the "Bookman."  For Instance, let us take the American  equivalent for the English game of  cricket. The knowing reporter writing  a description ot a game of baseball  never makes the mistake of calling thc  ball "the ball." To him, of course, lt  is the "sphere," the "pellet," the "pea"  or the "leather." A batsman never  makes his base on boils; "he strolls" or  he gets "a free pass to the flrst corner." He does not make a base hit.  but "he singles" or he "slams the pea  to the center garden." He does not  -.:T._ c-t. h\i "t.o fnr.s" or "he  pounds the air." The pitcher does not  pitch; he does "slab duty" or he "bends  them" or he "passes them up." We  might continue in this strain indefinitely.  To  refer  to  a  barebail   team  representing   a  certain   city   by   its   proper  name would be to betray a woeful lack  of knowledge  and  experience.    A few  years ago, after thc veteran ballplayer  Anson   relinquished   his   leadership   of  the Chicago team,  that team  was, for  a short  time  at  the  beginning  of the'  season,   without any  nickname   whatever.       Sporting   writers   all   over   the  country were In a r.t.-ite of cliaos.   The  Chicago newspapers  opened   their columns to suggestions for a. suitable sobriquet,   and   matters   generally   *werp  unsettled and  unsatisfactory until  the  significance of the desertion   of Anson  dawned upon one Ingenious scribe, and  tho Chlcagos immediately became "the  Orphans."    During 'lie first two years  of Its  career in  the  National  League  the New York team was known as the  "Maroons."       In     1SS5   this   title   was  dropped   for  that  ot  "thc   Giants,"   a  term which at a period when the team  wa3   unpopular   was   modified   to   "thc  Joints."    The   Bostons  are,   of  course,  "tho   BeaneoterR;"    the   Washlngtons,  "thn   Senntors;"   the   Baltimorcs,   "the  Oriole."," or "the IHnli;" the Brooklyns  aro "the Trolley Dodgers."  Anecdotal.  George Ade, the Chicago man who  writes the "Fables In Slang," halls  from Indiana, which ho has said is a  State which a man "should never go  back on���������or to." The other night he  met an Indiana woman who asked him  if ho had ever noticed how many bright  people come from Indiana. "Yes," he  replied, "and the blighter they are the  quicker they come."  A lunacy commissioner was making  his customary rounds. An Inmate  whose particular fancy It was to pose  as a much-married-, man approached  with the announcement that he"had  once again taken lo himself a wife.  "And who Is the fortunate lady?" said  tho commissioner. "Ah." said the lunatic, smiling sweetly, "she's 'the daughter of the devil." "Indeed; and how do  you got on together?" "Get on? Oh,  woll, I get on right enough with the  wife; but it's the old people I can't put  up with."  An English mining engineer who has  come out from tho Yukon brings among  other Interesting things evidence that  tlio.hlgliei* the latitude the greater the  latitude. Watching a poker game ln  which the slakes wero heavy, he saw a  player give himself four aces from the  bottom of tbe pack. Burning with Indignation at such shameless cheating,  he turned to a bystander and whispered, "Did you see that?" "See  what?" "Why, that fellow dealt himself four aces!" "Well, wasn't it his  deal?"  When Miss Delavelle Bariington was  playing Miami in The Green Bushes at  the old Mary Street Theater, Cork, a  ludicrous Incident occurred. Miami has  to jump Into the Mississippi, but when  Miss Barrington reached the rocky  eminence from which she had to leap;  she saw there was no mattress below  to receive her; also the ledge of rock  ln front of the supposed rivcrl was too  low to conceal the actress after her  leap. Miss Bariington, however, nothing daunted, took her leap, and. came  down with a thud on the bare stage.  The' situation struck a member of the  "gods," for a stentorian voice called  out: "Oh, be jabers, 'tis frozen!"  A salutation of respect In China is to  comment on the mature and even venerable appearance of one's guest. When  the United States Minister lo Siam (Mr.  Barrett) called officially on . Li Hung  Chang-he was accompanied by a prominent missionary,* a man eighty years  of age, with white hair and beard, who  was* to serve as interpreter. Unknown  to Mr. Barrett, the missionary and the  Chinaman had had a. falling out some  years before. Ll came Into' tlie reception room, saluted Mr. Barrett cordially,* and bowed stiffly to the' patriarchal interpreter. To the youthful Minister the Premier said: "I congratulate  you, sir,* on your venerable mien.;."' and  then, nodding toward the octogenarian,  he asked: "And is this your son?"'  A Highland laird who could not afford to keep his own! piper was accustomed to employ the village piper when  he had company. On one occasion,  through some oversight, Donald had  not been given his-preliminary glass of  whiskey before he began his performance. Accordingly, he found his bagpipe In a most refractory temper. The  laird asked him what was the matter  with lt, and Donald, replied that the  leather was so'hard that ha could do-  nothing with lt. - "What will soften it?"  asked the anxious laird. "Och! Just  whuskey," said Donald. A tumbler of  whiskey was at once brought, which  Donald Immediately drank. "You rascal!" said the laird; "did you not say it  was for the bagpipes?" "Och, yess,  yess," said Donald, "but she will be a  ferry peculiar pipes this. She aye likes  it blawed ln."  Gladstone was fond of loitering  around the second-hand book-shop windows, and Angering the volumes which  were there displayed. If he picked up  a book that interested him, he frequently became quite oblivious to his  . surroundings. On one of these occasions, a loafer, who must have carefully studied Mr. Gladstone's habits,  whispered quietly : "Half a crown,  please, sir." Without raising his eyes  from the book, Mr. Gladstone -put his  hand in his pocket, and handed over  the half-crown. A few minutes later  he was going off with his prize, when  the bookseller, who knew him well by  sigtit, stopped him with a demand for  one���������shiilingr���������the-price���������of^=the_book.-  "3ut I have already given you half a  crown," said Mr. Gladstone, and explanations followed.  In the heyday of the glory and power  of the late "Ward McAllister, the leader,  of New York society, he was a slave  to conventions. Like most young conservatives, he grew liberal with years.  When his brother, the late Hall McAllister, came to visit him from San  Francisco, he looked upon lt as an affliction of a. country relative. Hall waa  developed here, and he wore a broad-  brimmed hat, and had something of  the Western brcfjzlness ln his manner  that distressed his brother, the New  York society leader. Ward asked Hall  if he would please' wear a silk hat,  frock coat and gloves. "No," said Hall,  "you attend to all that nonsense for me.  I am too old to change. Let me go my  own way." Hall had the habit of shaking hands with ladles upon making  new acquaintances. This especlally  <llstressed his brother. "It is very bad  taste to offer your hand to a lady," explained Ward. "Don't do It, Hall."  Finally Ward introduced Hall to Mrs.  Astor, and she cordially offered him  her hand. "No, madam," said Hall. "I  should like very much to shake hands  with you, but I can't. My brother  Ward says I mustn't."  Curious Bits of New*  Of the 12,000,000.000 letters annually  distributed by the postofllces of the  world 8,000,000,000 are addressed in  English, 1,200,000,000 in German and  1,000,000,000 in French. All the other  languages have less than 2,000,000,000  between them.  By employing compressed air, a Dresden manufacturer has lately succeeded  ln producing gloss vessels of extraordinary size. Heretofore, lt Is said, concave glass could be blown Into vessels  having a capacity not exceeding about  26 gallons, but by the new process glass  bath-tubs and large glass kettles can  be blown.  Tho highest tunnel In the world Is  now in course of construction by the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company at.  Crow's Nest Pass. It is n.t an altitude  of 4,000 feet above sea level. The Loop  Tunnel, ns the work Is called, will be  840 feet long, of which over 300 feet aTC  completed. A force of 200 men Is working day and night, and lt Is anticipated  lt will be finished by December next.  This tunnel will shorten the route by  fourteen miles, nnd will greatly reduce  grades and curvatures.  A sporting friend of the editor of  "Sporting and Dramatic News" keeps  some green tree frogs ln a glass globe,  and the children feed them on flies and  other insects. "In their bowl stands a  miniature flight of stops, and when the  frogs climb up and perch on theso steps  my friend leaves his mackintosh at  home, being assured of fine weather.  Whon tlie frogs huddle together at the  bottom of the globe, then he says lt Is a  safe sign of coming rain."  For soldiers' use, and for employment under circumstances where fresh  milk, coffee and chocolate are not easily obtainable, a dried preparation Is  now being manufactured which serves  excellently as a substitute. Skimmed  Millk Is evaporated by the help of an  air blast to the condition of a paste,  a'nd, after being dried, Is reduced to  powder by grinding. Then it is mixed  with powdered chocolate, half and half,  and' is either put up as dust or compressed' into ' cakes. When wanted,  water is* added, the resulting fluid Is  boiled, and all' that IS needed Is a little  sugaf.  A system of Reaching the French  language by phonograph* is to be tried  In England. Several prominent French  professors are devoting their"renergies  to preparing phonograph' cyliaders carrying French lessons' upon, lliem. The  phonographic records arc accompanied  by a ,book, which contains thirty les-*.  sons, each of which corresponds to a  phonographic cylinder, and each lesson  is ingeniously illustrated. All that the  student has to do is to set the phonograph in motion, and the book will explain what the instrument is saying.  The following advertisement is from  theToklo "Nippon" (newspaper): "I  am a beautiful woman. My abundant  undulating hair envelops me as a cloud.  Supple as a willow is my waist. Soft  and brilliant Is my visage as the satin  of the flowers. I am endowed with  wealth sufficient to saunter through life  hand ln hand with my beloved. Were 1'  to meet a gracious lord, kindly, intelligent, well educated, andtof good taste,  I would unite myself with him for life,  and later share -with him the pleasure  of 'being laid to rest eternal ln a tomb  of pink marble."  One of the oddest of recent inventions Is a refrigerating egg, as it might  be. called. It is an ovoid capsule of  nickel-plated copper, about the size and  shape of a'ho'n's egg, hollow and nearly  filled with ice. If you have a glass of-  milk that is not cold enough, you do  not like to put ice Into it, because dilution with water spoils the beverage.'  But, if you have one of these eggs  handy, yen may drop it into the glass,  and in a few moments the liquid Is reduced to the desired temperature. In  the same -way you may cool your cup  of coffee, if it Is too hot, and the idea  is equally applicable to any. other  drink.  The newest floral wonder Is the  "Shasta daisy," originated by a flower-  grower of California. It measures a  foot in circumference, and, when one  was exhibited recently in a florist's  window In San Francisco, people literally flocked to see it. .It is really a new  kind of flower, and has been produced  by several years of crossing and selection, three different kinds of daisies be-  Jng used���������the common American spe-t;  "cfi""7"tlie_la"rg"e"r-ahd-coarser-European-*  sort, and the Japanese, daisy. There  are three rows of petals of the purest  white, and each blossom Is upheld by  a single strong and wiry stem which Is  nearly two feet long.      0  ���������������������������������������������  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������o*  THE HOTTED CELLAR  ���������������������������������������*���������*  ������**������������������������������������������������  T  She (scornfully)���������I despise you from  the bottom of my heart! He (cheerily)  ���������Oh, well, thai a is always room at th*  tes. -       A Large Corey. /  Two old hunters were swapping  yarns and had got to quail.  "Why," said one, "I remember a year  when quail were so thick that you  could get eight or ten at a shot with  a rifle."  The other one Blghed.  "What's the matter?" said the flrst.  "I was thinking of my quail hunts. I  had a fine black horse that I rode everywhere, and one day out hunting  quail I saw a big covey on a low  branch of a tree. I threw the bridle  rein over tha end of the limb and took  a shot.  "Several birds fell and the rest flew  awa_f.  "Well, sir, there were so many qua!  on that limb that when they flew off it  sprang back into place  and hung my.  borael"���������Los Angeles "Times."  The Origin of Whist.  HE   following   statement,   culled  t from the current number of a  ,   magazine, Is an egregious blunder:  "The originator of the game of whist  Is (sic) Edmond Hoyle (1672-1709)."  Cotton writing ln 1C74 tells us that  Whist was'fio well known at that time  lhat "every Child . almost ot .Eight  Years old, hath a Competent Knowledge ol the recreation." Hoyle was  then not two years of age. But we  must go a great deal, farther back for  the origin ot the game, which Is Indeed  lost in the obscurity ot the centuries.  Previous to 1S2G the game of Triumph  (whence trump), which embraced the  essential features of Whist, had considerable vogue lh England. It furnished Bishop Latimer with an Illustration for a sermon preached at  Christmas, 1529. Shakespeare's familiarity with the game is evident' from  Antony's address to Eros ("Antony and  Cleopatra," Act IV., Scene XIV.) ���������  The game acquired the name of  Whist, or "Whisk, In the forepart of the  seventeenth century. ��������� Butler uses the  present appellation ln Hudlbras (tW3).  About 1728 a little circle of players,  presided over by, the then Lord Folkestone, waa wont to meet In the Crown  Coffee House. This was the Inception  of scientific Whist. Hoyle was probably a, member of the coterie In question.   ���������  The publication of his treatise  (1742-3) and his efTorts as a professional teacher did much to establish the  game In the favor of the upper classes  of English society.  "What do you think of the movement  for shorter honeymoons?" 1 asked my  fellow-traveler, an experienced genUe-  man from Chicago. "That's right," he  declared, without a pause. "Short honeymoons and more ot then. That's mjr.  plaUorai."--B������.  There aro few people who have not  heard of the MacCarthles���������one of tho  real old Irish families, with the true  MileBlan blood running in their veins  as thick aa buttermilk. Many wero  the clans ot thin family In the south;,  as tho MacCarthy-more-and they Mac-  Carthy-reagh-and the McCarthy ol  Wuskerry; and all ot them wero noted  for their hospitality to strangers,  gentlo and simple.  But not ono ot that name, or of any  other, exceeded Justin MacCarthy, oi!  CalUnacarthy, at putting plenty to  cat and drink upon his table; and thero  was a light hearty welcomo for every  one who should shar.0 It with him.  Many a wine-collar would be ashamed  of the name If that at Ballluacarthy  was the proper pattern for one. Largo  ns that cellar was, lt was crowded with  bins aud wine, aud long rows of pipes,  and hogsheads, and casks, that lt would  take moro time to count than any sober  man could spare in such a place, with  plenty to drinlt about him, and a hearty welcome to do so.  There aro many, no doubt, who will  think that tho butler would have llttlo  to complain of In such a house; and  the whole country round would havo  agreed with them, It a man could be  found to remain as Mr. McCarthy's  butler for any length of time worth  speaking of; yet not one who had been  in his service gave him a bad word.  "We have no" fault," they would say,  "to find 'with the master, and it he  could but get-anyone to fetch his wine  from his cellar, we might every ono ot  us have grown gray in the house, and  have lived quiet and contented enough  ln his service until the end ot our  Cays."  " "fla a queer thing that, surely,"  thought young Jack Leary,. a lad who  had been brought up 'from a mora  child in tbe stables of Ballinacarthy to  assist in taking care of the horses, and  had occasionally lent a ban* ln the  butler's pantry;���������*' 'Tis a mighty queer  thing, surely, that one man after another cannot content himself with tho  best place In the house of a good master, but that every one of them must  quit, all through the means, as they  say, of the wine-cellar. If the master,  long life to bim! would but make ma  his butler, I warrant never the word  more would be heard of grumbling at  liis bidding to go to the wine cellar."  Young Leary, accordingly, watched  tor what he conceived to be a- favorable  opportunity of presenting himself tn  the notice of his master.  A few mornings after, Mr. MacCar^  thy went into b Is . stable-yard rather  earlier than usuAl, and called loudly  for the groom to saddle his horse,, as*  he intended going out with the hounds..  But there waa no groom to answer,  and young Jack Leary led Rainbow- out.  of tho stable.  "Where is William?" inquired ^ Mr..  MacCarthy.  "Sir?" said Jacli; and Mr. MacCarthir  repeated the quesiion.  "It 13 William, please your honor?"  returned Jack; -"why; then, to tell the'  truth, he had just'one drop too much:  last night."  "Where did Le get It?" said Mr. MacCarthy; "for since Thomas went away  the key of the wine-cellar has been in.".  my pocket, and I have been' obliged to-  fetch what was drunk myself."  "Sorrow a know I know," said Leary,1  "unless the cook might have given hiitf  the least taste in life of whiskey. But,"  continued he, performing a low bow by  seizing with his right hand a look of  hair, and pulling down his head by it,  whilst his loft, leg, which had been' put'  forward, was scraped back against*'the'  .ground; "may I make so bold "as just  to ask you our honor one question?"  " "Speak out, Jack," said'- Mr. McCarthy* .   '.  "Why, then, does your honor want a.  butler?" '  "Can you recommend me one?" re-  tnrffed his master, with a smile of good  humor-upon hia countenance, "and ono  ���������who will not be afraid of going to my  Wine-cellar?"  "Is the wine-cellar all the matter?"  eaidLyoung-Leary;~"devllia���������doubt���������I-  have of myself then for that." ,  . "So you mean to offer me your services in the capacity^ of butler?"   said  Mr. MacCarthy, with some surprise.  "Exactly so," answered Leary, now  for the flrst time looking up from tha  ground.  "Well, I believe you to be a good lad,,  and have no objection, to give you a  trial.  "Long may your honor reign over  us, may the lord spare you to us!"  ejaculated Leary, .with another national  bow, as his master rode oil; and ho  continued for some time to gaze after  him with a vacant stare, which slowly  and gradually assumed a look of importance.  "Jack Leary,!' said .he, at length,  "Jack���������Is it Jack?" In a tone of wonder  "faith 'tis not Jack now, but Mr. John,  the butler;" and with an air of becoming consequence he strided out of the  stable-yard toward the kitchen.  *  It Is of Htle purport ta my story, although it may afford an instructive  lesson to the reader, to depict the sudden transition of nobody Into somebody. Jack'e former stable-companion,  a, poor superannuated hound . named  Bran, who had been accustomed to receive many affectionate - pats on the  head, was spurred from him with a  kick and'an "Out of the way, sirrah."  Indeed, poor Jack's memory seemed  sadly affected by his sudden change, ol  situation. What established the paint  beyond all doubt was his almost forgetting the pretty face of Peggy, the  kitchen wench .whose heart' he bad as-  Balled but the prececding week by thd  ' offer of purchasing a gold ring for the  fourth finger of her right hand, and a  lusty Imprint ot good-will upon her  Ups.  When Mc MacCarthy returned froni  hunting he sent for Jack Leary���������so hi  still ������ontlnued to call his new butler.  "JacV". said be, " I believe you are a  trust-worthy lad, and here are the keys  of my cellar I have asked the gentlemen with whom I hunted   to-day   VI   i.* i  Cine with me, nnd I hope they may b������,  ���������satisfied at the way in which you will  wait on them at tho table; but, abova  till, let there be no want of wine after  dinner."  Mr. John, having a tokrable qulott  eye for such things, and being natur-j  ally a handy lad, spread his cloth accordingly, laid his plates and knives  and forks ln.the same manner as he  had seen his predecessors ln office pert  form these mysteries, and, really, for  the first time, got through attendance  on dinner very well.  It must not be forgotten, however,  that lt was at the house of an Irish  country squire, who was entertaining  a company of booted and spurred fox-  hunters, not very particular about what  are considered matters of infinite Importance undor other circu'mBtancei  nnd in other societies. ���������    >'  For Instance, few of Mr. Mac.Cnrtliy'9  guests (though all excellent aiul wortliji  men In their way) cared much whether  the punch produced after soup was  made of Jamaica or Antigua rum;  some even would not hr.vc been inclined to question Mia correctness.,of  good old Irish whiskey; and, with tha  exception ot their liberal host himself,  every one in tho company preferred the  ���������port which Mr. ilAcUarthy put on his  table to the less aruent fl.ivor of claret  ���������a choice' rather at variance with  modern sentiment. ���������-.  It was waxing ner.r midnight, when  Mr. MacCarthy rung tho bell ' three  times. This was a signal for more  .wine; and Jack proccoded to the cellar  to procure a fresh supply, but It must  be confessed not without some littlo  hesitation.  The luxury of ice was then unknown  In the south of Ireland; but the superiority of cool wlno had been acknowledged by all men of sound judgement  and true tasto. '  The grandfather of MacCarthy, who  had built the mansion of Ballinacarthy  upon the site of an old castle which  had belonged to his ancestors, was fully aware of this important fact; and in  construction of his magnificent wine-  cellar had availed himself of a deep  - Vault,' excavated out" of solid rock, in  former times, as a placo of retreat and  security. The descent to this vault was  by a flight of steep stone stairs,- and  here and there in' the wall were narrow  passages���������I ought rather to call them  crevices���������and' also certain projections, ���������  (Which east deep shadows, and looked  very frightful when any one. went  down the cellar-stairs, with a' single  light; indeed two lights did much improve the matter; for," though tha  breadth of the shadows became less, the ' ���������  narrow crevices remained in dark and  darker than ever. -    ��������� :-  Summoning up all. his resolution,  flown* went the new. butler, bearing in  bis right hand a lantern and the kei  of the cellar in his.left a basket, whicb  he .considered 'sufficiently capacious to  . contain an adequate stock for the re- .  .malnder of the evening; he arrived at  the- ,door ��������� without" any interruption  whatever;, but when he put the kex'  .which was of an' ancient and clumsj  kind���������for it was, before the . days, . ol  Bramah's patent���������and turned'1 lt in;th������  lock, he thought he heard a Strang*  kind of .laughing within the cellar, to  .which some empty bottles that stood "  upon the floor outside vibrated so vio-.  lently that they struck each other; In  this he could not be mistaken, although he may have been deceived ln  the laugh,, for the bottles, were just at  bis feet, and he saw* them in motion.  Leary. paused ��������� for: a - moment,; - and '  looked about him with becoming caution.,. He then.boldly seized the.han*.  die ot the-key, and .turned it with all.  his strength tn the lock"/, as if ht  doubted his'own power of-doing so;  and then the door flew open with t  most tremendous,crash.:- -^    - ���������/' ������*  "When Leary recovered,he made hit  i  .way, back as' well as he! could'to tnxt  dining room, where he found his mas*  ter and the company very impatient1  for hia return:      .'.'.- - .  '/What kept you?" said Mr. MacCarthy, in'an"angry, voice;' "ana wnei-e ii  the wine? 1 rang for.it halt.an hour  since." ' , "   ��������� ,.*,-.  "The wine Ib in the cellar, I hop%  air;" said Jack, trembling violently.  "What do you mean, fool?" exclaim-  -*e'a~Mr;rMcCarthy;���������"Why-did-you-noS7^  fetch some with you?',' -  Jack looked wildly.'about and'onlj '  Uttered a deep groan." , ,,.  "Gentlemen," said'.Mr. MacOarthy to  his guests, this is too much, when' 1  next see you to, dinner, it will be in  another house, for it is impossible that  I can remain longer in this, where a -  man has no command over hia * own  Wine-cellar, and cannot get a butler to  do his duty... I have Ions thought "ot  moving from Ballinacarthy; and I am  now determined. to leavo to-morrow.  But wine shall youhave-wer* I to go ���������"  myself to the'cellar for it."." - . -*���������  So saying, he rose from the table,  took the key and lantern from ills half,  etuplfled servant and < descended   the  narrow stairs.  . "When" he arrived at the door he  thought he heard a noise as of lats-or  .mice scrambling over .the casks, and on  advancing perceived a "-little Cgure  about six inches in height, seated astride upon the pipe of the oldest tott  in the place,- and bearing a spigot upon  hig shoulder. '  "Ha, scoundrel!" exclaimed Mr. 'Mao -  Carthy, ''have I found you at last? disturber of my cellar���������what are you do>.  ing there?"  "Sure, and master, ain't we going tc*  ��������� fnove to-morrow? and sure you would  . not leave your own little- Clurrlcaun* -  Naggeneen behind you?"  "Oh," thought Mr. MacCarthy, "It yoa  nre to follow me master Naggeneen, 1 ���������  don't see much use in quitting Ballin**  Bcarthy."   So filling with wine the basket ho rejoined Ms guests.   For aom������  years after Mr. MacCarthy had always  to fetch the wine for his table   hlia-  eelf, as the little Clurlcaune Naggen-  - een seemed to feel a personal respect  toward him notwithstanding the labor  ot these journeys, the worthy lord of  ���������Ballinacarthy lived ln   Ms   paternal  mansion to a good round age, and wai  famous to the last for the excellence ot  fcls wine, and the conviviality of hUi  company. / /  >"  COMMERCE AS A SCIENCE,  WHAT THE:  tJNIVEItSITV OF BIRM-  INCUAM WILL DO.  Young Men About Elahtcen, Who  Have an Idea ot What Tliey Intend to do, Preferred ��������� "Bache-  loro of Commerce."  "The University of Birmingham is going to undertake what has never before  heen undertaken in England���������the teaching of commercial methods as a science.  I advise parents to watch very carefully the proposals of the university with  a view to considering whether it would  ���������pay them to place their sons ia tho  University previous to starting on a  business career. , I am perfectly certain that if a course of commerce is  taught as it ought to be taught, and  as it might be taught, three years at a  university would be of the utmost value  to a business man."  Thus spoke Mr. Arthur Chamberlain,  one of the ablest and most successful  mon of the Midlands, recently, addressing the shareholders of one of his many  companies, writes Mr. N. Murrell Mar-  ris in a recent London newspaper.  On Saturday/at the degree convocation of Birmingham University, Prof.  'Ashley, Dean of the commercial faculty  of Birmingham University, who, has had.  a wide experience of the methods of commercial education instituted by our two  great competitors, America and Germany, was created ilrst master of commerce���������M. Co. He has now organized  the commercial work of the university,  and work begins in October. In view of  the pessimistic. prophecies of thc decay  of our supremaoy which have been constantly made of late,' it seemed worth  While to ascertain Prof. Ashley's opinion  as to the practical results to be looked  forif our business men. receive thorough  training in commerce.  "What are the uninitiated to understand by 'a faculty of commerce, Prof.  'Ashley ?r'  "Well, we think the education of the  man -meant for business life has never  yet been sufficiently provided, for, and  just as there is a faculty of medicine  for the doctor, and of law for the lawyer, so tliere^ ought to be a faculty of  commerce* for the- commercial' man."  'Tor whom do you intend this education?"  .,      ,   :-,       -'-_..,    --  "I am glad you ask me that question.  There" has been' far too "much talk of  commercial education, as if it concerned  only clerks and subordinates.' We want  to train people who vwill ultimately be  in positions of command and-, responsibility, directing in one way or-the other  the industry of the country, either 'in  business for themselves, or' as the directors, secretaries or managers-, of  companies.";  "You don't want schoolboys, then??  "Certainly not. We want young men  who are beginning to have-some notion  aa to what they are to do in the  world. .Eighteen is the age we want;  seventeen, if unusually^mature and sen-  ���������ible." -      > . Lr      "l���������~ '..**������   -, .r-J^U   ';      ,       J.    *  ��������� "What class of student do you expect  to *e" .  . '   ."       s <,   '"..   :x  "The'well-educated middle-class; sons  of business men, destined for "a busincsV  career. But .we also'. offer, what _- has  * never been presented to the - son������ < of  professional.men. We furnish .them with  an opening into the upper ranks' of'  business life."  ,.?Ho w - long, will. this, training . take,,  and what will be the total cost to tho  man who equips his son as a Bachelor  of Commerce!"  "The complete course'will .last three  years. Tlie .fee for instruction is . ������21  a year. To this must, of course, be  added hoard and lodging for about 30  weeks each year for those students not  living at homa, with, perhaps, . ������2 a  year for books and ������1 or "so for extras.!  - Expenditure will naturally depend' upon  the standard of'comfort to which-'the  young man is . accustomed, and the  amount he ia .readyrto .pay,for-board  and lodging. We reserve the right' ti  postpone the admission of students .who  ���������appear-insufficiently���������mature,- and���������boys  who reach the matriculation' standard  by the age of sixteen or seventeen may  be advised to.go into a'workshop for"'a  year or eighteen:months'to-get some'  praotical experience before coming to  the university. This course might be  recommended when the boy is destined  for some particular business .in wliich  , the sort of manual dexterity is' desirable  which  is  most ���������'easily1 acquired in^  youth.    Oajthe^ other, hand, * in" some  cases," it may be wiser to put a year  - of-this-workshop-practice between the  first and second or the second and third  year  of  the course.   "_ Ll     '" ,  "What "subjects 'do.'you propose - to"'  tea i'h?"  "First of all, accounting���������not account,  ancy. J3y tliis wo mean a great deal  more l nan bookkeeping. Sensible bookkeeping is, of course,, tho foundation,  but our main "purpose "is to enable men  to interpret accounts-so as to gauge_  tho earning capacities of a business, and  to put their lingers on .those points in  its management which are open to  criticism.''  "Then' next, we* place business poliey,  which is even more, important for men-  who have it* in them to be leaders. *"jyo  recognize that there is at present no  text-book on this subject, but we believe that." a good deal of material haa  been. recorded, and a good deal moro  could be recorded, if people would take  the- trouble, which ought' to be brought  together and presented in an interesting fashion."  "To what kind of material do you  allude,- and wliere should-it be looked  for at tht* present time?"  ''Well,'there are all sorts'of'subjects  for example, capitalization, rescrv  funds, policy as to payment of divid  ends, circumstances in which apparent  ly unprofitable orders might wisely b  accepted, or the extent to which different industries or branches of industry  may profitably be combined under ona  management. We do not want to give  tho student a set of definite rules, but  to induce him to think about things in  a certain way. M.my business men  don't sec that at one time jn their  career tiiey ought to have weighed cer  tain circumstances and have taken certain considerations into account before  coming to a decision.  "A man wants to know the experience  of others who havo found themselves in  similar circumstances. It is not students only ' who want' this information.  Recently the head of a great company  said to me : 'I am very much interested in the question of hours of labor ; [  don't want santiment, I simply want to  know whether as a business man it  will pay me to reduce them in my works.  I should like to have a brief account of  the chief leading cxperimonts in the reduction of hours of labor���������the apparent  conclusion to which they led and the  chief arguments based upon those experiments. Not that I suppose them  to afford a definite and .immediate an*  Bwer. hut they would give me the material,upon which to exercise my own judgment.' "  "And you think this can be done ?"  "Certainly. Tho modern economist  ought to do this kind of work. These  matter* and many more will be treated  of in the third year course, and it ii  this teaching of busineis policy in it*  main principles, as indicated by industrial  ami comincrci.il experience, to which I  attach the greatest importance."  "You expect to do a good deal with  modern languages ?"  "We do. Hut yon must remember,  as someone litis tersely put it, 'business  men have uj iiuiro u-,e for a nun who  makes b.id'liaivalii? in three languages  than for the man who mikes bad bargains in one.' However, we fully recognize the necessity for a sound knowledge of those liiiigiuigcs in which tho  rest of thc world is trading."  "Is anything on tlic������e lilies being done  for commercial edue.ilion hy any other  country j"  "Yos. Most remarkable experiments  are being jnade both in America and'in  Germany in this direction, on.a scale of  which we English have no conception.������l:l  America thc universities are in much  closer touch witli the great body of the  business community than'here. In,the  ���������New England Statw-you will hardly find  a thriving manufacturer or even a shopkeeper who did not send one or more oi  his sons to the university. And that ia  coming to he the ease throughout-tho  Union. ,    ' '        -.,        *    -.,  "One cause of this is that for yeara  the universities have directed attention"  to concrete problems of modern commercial life, auch as questions of tnms-  .port, railway* organization .and rates,  which have never been tackled in any  ���������hnghsh university. But even this does  not exhaust thc practical genius of the  American people. For three or four-  years they have been creating departments of commerce iirtheir groat universities.. .     T -''.'.-.-  sands of students "are in residence", ��������� and  where-'hund-edS are already at work hv  these special .'departments.  ."In Geiniany'the movement has largely* t.ikeh the form' of the establishment  of s-parate institutions of university  rank. -Of, these''the* most interesting is  ot Culogne,- whieh already, in the first  yc-'.i- of its existence, has ISO regular  c'a.v students, giving" their whole time to  crnimercial studies, besides" hundreds of  persons,who attend for single courses  ond for the evening lectures: * .The magnitude "of the rscale*"'upon -which" these  new German colleges are started-is very  striking. Take Cologne, for example;  they have begun with s eight-professors  permanently engaged; while we in England. should plume ourselves on establishing one' 'professorship and' two or'  three beggarly lecturciihips. Why, this  .Cologne'Commercial School starts with  an income from endowment, irrespective  of fees,'of ������3,500 per annum; 7 hile we  in Birmingham-have a poor ������l,400'for  salaries, equipment and working expenses in this department." ���������     -������    .    -  "But you aro appointing, a professor  of accounting 1" -  ���������   .. ���������,   -"-.,'..  "We "are;, we have..now thirty candi-'  dates from "the whole of England, and  the . appointment will be announced  shortly.'- AVe have also secured supplementary . lectures from outside experts  on leading' industries of the country.  And, judging from the correspondence 1  have, had.we have most encouraging prospects concerning, the number of students  'we rstart, work .. with'" -next October.  Scholarships will-be offered by various  Chambers of .Commerce, and Dudley has  already, come forward .in this .direction.  "It "may interest intending students  to' hear that the degrees will be M. Co.  and B. Co.. Our.hood.will be bronze���������a  useful; color." ���������   v*-l"'', :'  Mr. MacAdam's  Story. >  Mr. MacAdams is safe again in his  own Sandon and has improved his liberty,  to insert the following in his great blue  journal:���������"Qwing to a railroad; smashup  I'got left in a little Nebraska*'" towa  -one night- a-uyear.-ago," said* the drum  mer, "and the way I came in contact  with a" trust made my .hair-stand up.,  It was a wretched town and a still worse  hotel. liy room ���������was rsmall and the  be'd was as hard as a'board*. - I got\ip  feeling mad, and after a miserable break  fast I was ready to boil over.' Tiie boiling came'when the landlord presented  me with a bill of $4. 'Is this correct ?  I asked as I lookod at,the figures. 'Entirely ' so,' he replied. ' --'Then you are  a darned old highway robber.' The  landlord had three sons, and when they  began to mix in I turned on them and  gave 'em some red-hot talk. When I  ��������� stopped for .breath the 'old man, who  turned out to" be a Justice of the Peace,  sat > down* in-a. chair and -calmly announced :" 'Hear ye I hear ye 1 I now.  declare" this court duly opened. James,  have you any business ?' 'I haC'e,' replied his eldest son, who announced _to  me that he was a constable and that,I  was under. arrest. - He then made a  charge against me. or.e !or the other brothers testified as to my language, and  his Honor fined me $10. - As the third  brother hadn't taken any port, I turned to him and sarcastically ..asked :  'Where do you come !' lie ?' he -replied. 'Oh, I'm the town marshil, anil  as you are evidently a desperate character, I shall lock you up for a couple  of days and then run you out of town.'  It was a nice liltle family trust, you  see, and I couldn't beat it. I wna  locked up for 4S hours, but I Ind to  pay the hotel bill and thc fine, an! when  I was set at liberty and got* my mouth  open to say something el-sc the jailer laid  a hand on my arm and said : 'Don't di  it. I am the old i.u.n's son-in-l.iw, and  if you kick against my j.iil he'll make  ���������your next stop twenty days.'"  Slcvcnl.  Ccnversaticn.  Have you eiur considered how a  shorthand report of your conversation would look if" piinted in  i newspaper? Most of us would blush  redly and be much ashamed of it, and  (vould call the paper an impudent sheet  without respect lor the decencies of  life.  Conversation formerly was something  of a fine art���������like letter-writing���������and  people of any pretensions edited their  talk beforie. it passed their lips. Nowadays we all converse as though we  had never been'at school, and the same  topics are discussed in the barroom,) the  ���������table, and the polite drawing-room.  Current slang is preferred to pure English, even by young women, and the cant  of the turf and thc ring is familiar to  the loveliest of our girls. It has become a fad to be careless of one's English, and Lindley Murray or Goold  Brown would swoon away if, from their  touches in the elysian fields, they could  overhear the conreuation going on in  the honieB of educated people.  But it is'tajot the grammatical so much  as thc literary quality of our conversation wliicli has deteriorated. We talk  about commonplace and vulgar things,  and, what is worse, we talk about them  in a commonplace and vulgar, way. We  have none of the salons of a, century or  two ago in wliich conversation was cultivated and reverenced. Our women  do not discuss philosophy and high politics as the women did in Paris when  Napoleon lost his temper at Madame do  Stael. Polite conversation is' preserved  to-day by small coteries, scatleied here  and there and unknown to each other.  Perhaps brilliant conversation, tho  sort that begets epigrams and makes  memoirs woith reading, never did flourish except in small coteries. -May ono  suspect thrf much of the political conversation of the salons w.is mere nonsense? After nil, brill in ".t conversition  piesnpposes br.nns, and brains were  never very common either in Paris or  elsewhere.  The quality of conversation depends  more on what is said than on the subject. One e:in fancy some men���������Arthur  McEwen, for insl ance, or Charles Dickers���������talking yery well- indeed about  prize-fighting. Thackeray wrote an en-  tei I wining paper, having a delicious literary flavor, aliout theJ famous match  between John C. Heenan, the Benicia  Hoy, nnd Tom Savers. Other peoplo  have written flat and stupid things about  the most intellectual subjects. One cannot talk well or brilliantly unless one  can think well or brilliantly, but one  can put a little thought into his conversation, and can avoid-that'slovenliness  of speech which is so common in this  day.  ,   ��������� * *  . The Bills Just Balanced.  ' Many a man���������ln print���������has paid for  Christian Science treatment with imaginary checks, but lt has* remained for a  Christian Science healer to put a similar  device into actual practice. Of course,  it happened'ih New York. The first of  anything always does happen in- New  York. A Christian Science healer, gender feminine, age not polite to ask, came  into 'the office of a' prominent New York  dentist recently and announced that she  wanted her teeth "fixed up."      "        ~   ���������  "There's nothing.the matter with your  teeth," said the dentist. "You only  think there is."'.      - -        -*"   '="   ���������' ��������� .    '  But the healer, ignoring the remark,  ���������at down in the chair"and winced and  .moaned, "even as you and I."���������There was  a good deal the matter, so that before  her series of" appointments 'was over a  bill of $80 had mounted up against her.  At, the first of the month the dentist  sent around'his bill. '. .  But he was not' a sharp man in some  "ways. He had told her, while operating,  that he was troubled with rheumatism,  and in a day or two he received in reply  to the'bill'a little note'',.  ,  "My dear doctor," it read, "I have  been giving you a series of absent treatments for your so-called rheumatism, and  I find that our two bills just balance."  Then the'doctor grew wise and let the  matter drop. . But he does not operate,  on Christian Scientists any more. .'  Why Is It? '  .There are *a few regular occasions  on 'which * every pretty girl' feels,  inclined to give ^ vent ,/to her feelings by a "good cry." One is when her.  plain sister enters into the bonds of  matrimony "with"an,"exceedingly- good-'  looking man. ''It is veiy" mortifying, if  you happen to" be pretty, to be left eut  in the cold, and the pretty girl never  has understood, and never will understand, how it is. And perhaps it is really a good thing for the beauty of the  family that" she is so ignorant on this  matter. -If she fully comprehended thc  brain workings of that strange creature  Man, matrimony would lose its dearest  charm. The handsome man marries the  plain 'girl. Cry,,as we will, this is a  fact,-and one that we may test the ae-  'tuality of every day if we will.  ,To_take^,up. the question of forlorn  beauty. _ Why i3 it? A man who is good-  looking must admire beauty. _He does  admire it; he cannot help himself. Then  why, the, pretty girl enquires, does he  murry her plainer sister? ���������  The answer may best be. found in the  letters of twelve intelligent men on the  subject of choosing a wife. Each one  stated seriously what qualities he would  look for in a "possible partner, and set  them down in order, the most important first, the less important following.  Taking an average, their idcul was to bo  as follows: (I) Kind-hearted, true and  sympathetic; (2) lively and fond of children; (3) proud of herself for the sake  of her friends; (4) a good housekeeper  and a busy bee; (5) a graceful figure  and beautiful:'(0) wealthy and clever.  The plain girl scores at once with her  sympathy; it is her chief and most powerful we'ipon against a man. The girl  with. good, looks has no need to find  frier.ds by being sympathetic, and it is  doubtful if peoplo would believe her sympathy to "be genuine." At all social  gatherings the plain girl is so much  alone that her manner appears at once  modest and retiring. Let a handsome  man give her half an hour of his company tand her whole mind is beat on be-  ing agreeable. But the pretty girlhas a  score of men to talk to, and fills into a  habit of inattention.0 The pretty girl  really has a harder time than thc plain  j-irl.    .  The Man With a $1,000 Bill.   1   Mary Stuart's Rehabilitation.  Of a man with a one-thousand^dollar  bill ln his pocket anil no smaller  amount of money, a Btory has been  written that traced hiin^ tlirough  many experiences and took him to the  verge of starvation. But, as a matter  of fact, one man who had nothing  smaller than a onc-thousand-dollar bill  got through his difficulty very easily in  this city a few nights, ago.  Ten of these coveted promissory notes  of the United States had been paid to  him in the afternoon. In the pursuit of  business and a modicum of pleasure ho  had, after the receipt of his $10,000,  spent the last dime tie possessed other  than the big bills. He was with BOme  friends, any one of whom could and  would have accommodated him with  sufficient money for his needs, but a  discussion nroso about what he would  do if he wero a stranger in the city and  had no money other than that which  waB in his pocket.  "I wouldn't care if 1 were dressed as  a beggar," ho said. "I cau get all I  want so long as I havo a one-thousand-  dollar bill in my pocket."  "You would be arrested or turned  down if you tried to use it," said one.  "There are no> ninny places wliere $1,000  in, change is kept handy, llesidcs, most  peoplo would be shy of taking such a  bill from nny of us. We don't look as  though we cniried onc-thousand-dollar  bills around ineour pockets."  ... ,'Wcll," said thc mini with the $10,003,  "I'll bet n basket ot champagne wi_.li the  bunch that 1 can spend my money as  freely as though these weie five-dollar  bills.instead of what they are, and I  won't havo any tiouble about it, either.  I'll get change the iirst time I try, too,  or lose tho bet. And I won't go to any  man who knows me."  '���������'Tho wager was accepted, and the man  with $10,000, taking one fne-id with him,  walked out to a pawn shop. He said  to tho clerk only this:  "I have received $10,000 in ten bills.  They are mine and wore come by honestly. It is difficult for me, a stranger,  to get a onc-thousand-dollar bill  changed. Here are the ten bills. Look  at them. I need some money, and I  want to pawn one of these bills for  *-?; 1\ J*011 a"*"0 afraid of me, call up  police headquaiteis nnd I will satisfy  the people there by papers that I can  show that I am honest.   Or, if you like,  call up Mr , who paid the money  to me, and he will tell you if I am all  ngnt.  -.-The pawnbroker looked at him keenly  Ior a second and then said:  ."I never took money as a pledge, but  you are sober and seem all right, and  you can have tho $25. Give me the one-  thousand-dollar bill."  -The pawnbroker * examined the bill  of th?7 ������nd **?"' tbthe astonishment  ?������-i ^ i.0thl*?{  t00k mother- one-thou-  nared ^ **������?' ������f his sa������e ���������* ������������m-  pared them     Then, just as he would  dona? wii^ tIcketJfor n' "oue-thousand-  nvlnJ*^1! turned over ���������������*** $25 and  closed the transaction._N. Y. "Tribune."  Mr. Lang is Prepared.  Mr. Andrew  Lang, always   deft and  ���������L?+- ,ra * new resource to the  practitioner of that amusing art  He has been , apprised of the fact  that when Mr. fewinburne publishes  his essay on Dickens in the ������������&terlv  Review" he will incidentally W hi  ���������'?* TO^f" ������ ffnS is "a'"cent editor  of Dickens," and ho reads with a chuckle  the warning in.a literary journal that  Mr..Swinburne hns tlie gift of "incisive  ^f-T-r a,nd"t?lat theVecont editor"  ������������������. Sr ff'Wyto hi" oye." Whew-  tS'Kf1?.? P^lly anticipates  things rn the "London Morning Post."  He points out that he did no editing-of  but ������������.TJ l6aTing, .the texfc inviofate,  but merely Bpoke his mind about  the  efe' Wr h t2?e ?rankn������s of an old and  enthusiastic admirer and the candor of  an elegant and liberal mind." -Re "oes  on, to eulogize, Dickens again, but the  gem of his delightful paper must be'giv-  en intact:     .- , ���������  tit? ia?1.tl"c'un.hilPPyt"editor" on whom  5?S '.fWJ,1.lbll.rl."e ������ KO������ng to exercise ,I.is  gift of "incisive language," why, L don't  carel A good deal of language has .been  expended on mc aheady _.'s tiie ciitic of  Dickens,'just-as considerable quantities  have been pou.cd'fouh on Mr. Henlev  _cditor-;-oi--*i)i:ni5.^-lMdei.*dr=3irr-Hcnl#  uimseU expended, i was told, the vials  of Ina DjokeiiEiuii ���������.-.rath on this head of  mine, which reman,, "bloody but ull.-  bowed" I did not Mid the criticism; for  I could not a iter what I hed written  and my feelings might have'been hurt;  It was not that ihe blowing was too'  great, but tnat tlie blessing came too'  late, for piactie.il purposes of correction  And, even if 1 am the recipient of Mr'  Swinburne's blessing, nnd 0f his "incisive  language," that language also I shall  deny myself, the tonic 'tribulation of  reading. *' ,  It;is clever of Mr. Lang, ana*it is good"  of lum to indicate in this happy manner  a perfect way in which to discount the  onslaught of the foe.  *��������� Courage I  Palter no question of the dim Beyond i  Cut loose the bark; such voyage iUnlf la  rest. ���������Brownlee Brown. .  ART STUART'S champions  have been well to the front  lately, and quite a library  might now be formed of histories of her reign, volumes  written to defend her character, and  novels founded on h<Sr life. In the  eighteenth century John Wesley, a man  of just judgment, investigated her case  In one of his rare Intervals of leisure,  and declared his belief that most of  the charges brought ngalnst her were  false, and only supported by forged  documents. As the years have rolled  on many men have become of the same  opinion' as the great preacher, and  have refused to take the Elizabethan  view of Mary Stuart's conduct.  In a work recently Issued by Mr.  Samuel Cowan there Is a fresh Interest  for admirers of tho Queen of Scots, by  reason of the portraits of Mary (no  less than sixteen) given with the two  volumes. Some ot these have never  been published before, and in more  than one she appears as a really beautiful woman who might well charm all  beholders. In fact, these portrnlts  quite justify the price asked for "Mary  Queen of Scots, and who wrote the  Casket Letter?"  Many portraits supposed to represent  Mary Stuart differ so remarkably that  doubt Is often expressed as to her having been so beautiful as her contemporaries alleged she was; yet out of twenty-four a good dozen will give the idea  that this famous Queen was Indeed a  handsome woman, and as for the remaining twelve likenesses, as contradictory as they are unflattering, allowance must be made for incompetent  artists and for the possibility that  these dissimilar portraits represent other women.  Catherine de Medicls had three  daughters, Claude, Duchess of Lorraine; Elizabeth, Queen of Spain, and  Margaret, Queen of Navarre; and three  daughters-in-law, Mary Stuart, wife of  Francis II.; Elizabeth of Austria, wife  of Charles IX., and Louise of Lorraine,  wife of Henry III. The queen-mother  had a passion for portraits, especially  for those of her own relatives, and occupied artists constantly. Besides her  own collection���������In the contemplation of  which she passed many an hour���������she  kept a stock for presents to royal kindred and great people. Catiyu-lne was  a'generous giver, from motives of policy, even when dealing with persons she  distrusted orvdlsliked.  It Is quite possible that the portraits  of these Valols queens and princesses  have become rather mixed In course of  time, and some without names have  been passed oft as likenesses of Mary-  Stuart, when really representing the  odd-looking Claude, Duchess of Lor  raine, who had a curiously long nose,  or her better-featured sisters, Elizabeth and. Margaret. ' They would al'  appear richly _dressed, .some' wearing  crowns as'.queens, and this would help  considerably ln the mistake. Mary  Stuart used to be sumptuously attired  when Dauphlness and Queen of France,  and when, as Queen of Scotland, she-  was Darnley's wife. Her later por-  'traits, of course, represent her ln widow's dress. .   ,  COMPLETELY LAID OP  A Contractor Cot fined to^HiB Bed  With Kidney 1 rouble.  He is Better Now and Writes an interesting Letter Telling of His Recovery and How It Came About.  Toronto, Ont., Sept. 7.���������(Special)  ���������There are few men in the west end  of this city who arc more widely and  more favorably known than Mr. W.  J. Keane, 86 Lippincott street, who  for years has conducted a business as  builder and contractor.  Some five or six years ago Mr.  Keane was a verjj sick man. He had  Kidney Trouble which developed until he was absolutely unable to leave  his bed.  Mr. Keane found a cure where so  many sick and suffering ones have  found it, in Dodd's Kidney Pills, and  has given for publication the following written statement:  "I deem it a great pleasure to give  my experience of Dodd's Kidney Pills  and the good lhey have done mc. I  was a great sufferer with pains in m  back and used to be often so laid up  as  to  he unable to do my work.  "A friend advised ' Dodd's Kidney  Pills, but as I had used so many  other medicines without any good results, I had little faith in anything.  However, I got some of the pills and  commenced the treatment. I had only  used part of thc first box when I was  able to resume my work.  "I used altogether seven botjjs, and  I can say that I was completely cured, and as this was over four years  ago, and the trouble has not returned in any form, I feel safe in saying  that my cure was perfect and permanent.  "I believe Dodd's Kidney Pills saved me from death. They are certainly worth,, their .weight in gold to a  sick man.".   '.  What has' done so much for Mr.  Keane ahd' many 'others is certainly  worth a trial by those who may be  suffering* from Kidney'Disease or any  of its "consequences.       ;  The World's Best Age.  "."Most people have no - doubt asked  themselves at some time or other what:  part of the world's history would havo  been beBt worth living in; it is a favorite topic, ou which the superlative de.  gree is often exercised. Mr. Justin McCarthy, the emircnt Irish historian, has  been heard to voto fcr the period of Dr.  Johnson and Mrs. Theale. Years ago,  when Mr. Gladstone was alive, the Grand  Old .Man and a group of friends wore  discussing this same question at Hawnr-  deu. Castle. Mr. Gladstone, without any  hesitation, decided from the intellectual  point of view, and oxprcssed the opinion  that ho would describe as the greatest  day in the world's history a day in ancient Gieece, when Athens \ was at the  summit of its glory. Another member  of the group chose the day of Pentecost.  The effect on iir. Gladstone is still remembered vividly by those, who .were  present. The intellectual gave way at  once to the spiritual, and the'1 aged  statesman, "seeming rather ashamed of  himself," according to one who was present, asked leave to withdraw his former  choice, and to say, "A day with the  Lord."���������"Leslie's Weekly."  Two Irishmen were arguing who was  the cleverer. "Well," said Pat, "I'll bet  you can't tell me what keeps bricks together." "Shure," said Mike, "it's mor-  tnr.7 "Mb," said Pat. "you are wrong;  that keeps them apart."    _., ^Tjl^,^  Redmond and Parnell.  THOSE .who have sought to trace a  parliamentary likeness   between  .   Mr. John Redmond and Mr. Par-  -   .   nell  have  surely _ Insisted - overmuch  on  the   "Saxon"  side* of  their   characters,    says   the   London  "Outlook."      Many    opportunities'   of  carefully  observing' "the    Uncrowned  King's"  House    of    Commons'  career  failed to discover in him a single one  of those attributes which by common  consent are assigned to Irishmen, either on or off the stage. -This is not so  'In the" case of Mr. Redmond.   Mr. Parnell,   admittedly,   was   a   consummate  master of strategy, a man of unflinching will, and one who kept his unruly  pack in order by the sheer force, as'lt  seemed, of ii superior mind dominating  an inferior.     He may have' been" respected, unquestionably he was feared,  but no one can make even a pretense  ' of saying that he was liked.   His was  the  Anglo-Saxon  nature ln its  iciest  and least  alluring form;   and  In, him  there was also a' considerable dash of  the   mystic.    Mr. t Redmond  Is   not  a  ' conscious plagiarist; but It can hardly  be "doubted that he has modeled hlm-  -self��������� largely,-perhaps,-by-force-of-long  association ��������� upon   that   remarkable  man,  his former chief.    At the same  ' time,   and  looking  a  little  below- the  surface,' there are sharp points of contrast between the two.   Mr. Redmond,  though" an   Anglicized   Irishman,   re-  . mains  an-Irishman still;  Mr.' Parnell  never was an Irishman at all, save ln  regard to his national aspirations.  Mr. Redmond's "mysticism," too, is  rather the natural shield of a cautious  politician who has-learnt,reticence by  long practice of thn, g"ame'',than"an en-  ddwmerit'of Nature. ..He'has'-'taught  himself how,.to schooljarid'J������.ep "curbed  -the ,Impulseskof- an-.essentially, Irish  temperament; and'*' that _ he generally  succeeds says much'ifor Nhla self-restraint.-- But when he does;burst,'o'ut���������*  which'.* Is seldom���������you know. ;that iin  scratching the ^Parliamentarian ,-you *  have found tho Milesian. Mi*. Parnell,  pn. the other hand, never generated  aught but 'white heat. In his latest  platform speech Mr. Redmond has allowed himself a license, which' he stu-,  diously eschews when addressing the  House. Nevertheless, even before an  Irish audience ho never entirely for-j  gets that he Is playing a "costume  part," while the rougher, though equally congenial, role ,of "principal villain"  is left to Mr. Dillon,-and no attempt Is  made to Interfere with the masterly  stage-management of Mr. O'Brien.  There Is a good deal to be said for this  sort of division of labor, since It leaves  Mr, Redmond free to accept, without  any sense of incongruity, the compliments which Mr. Balfour and other  Front Bench leaders are "wont from  time to time to pay to his statesmanlike qualities. It would also���������but this  possibly is trenching too nearly on  prophecy���������make easier at some dim  and distant date a "deal" between Mr.  Redmond, on behalf of his compatriots,  and a "Saxon" Government for the settlement of the Ittsh question, because  you can always negotiate better with  one with whom you are on terms of  outward and ceremonial politeness.  Ephralm���������He dun held foh aces.  Rastus���������"Wot did you hold? Ephralm���������  Mah breff!���������Baltimore "World."  Fop the Farmer.  Dlceaae in tbe Farm Well.'  The farm well has more to do witM  the health of the family than any other  one thing, not even excepting the cellar,   although   an   unclean   cellar   is   tt  constant  menace.    For  some  time  we  have been using distilled water for table use.   Our well is a good one, about!  twenty feet deep, and free from all surface water.    No drainage ia permitted  to  enter the  well,  and  yet, after tha  little  still  we use for  distilling water  has been in use a few days  tbe quantity  of  impure  matter  collected  in  tha  lower  part  of  thc cut is wonderful t-9  behold.   TSiick, slimy, and wholly unfit  for use, we can clearly see and understand  what we may  have escaped  by*  not drinking the water right from tha  well.    It cannot  be  doubted  that impure  water leads  to  much  disease.    I_  have known of a number of   instances  in which persoiiB troubled with rheumatism have been greatly benefited by using aosolutely  pure  water.    It is  not  a great expense to distil water enough  for   drinking  purposes,   but   where  ona  has not thc necessary equipment   every,  possible precaution  should be taken to  keep the well clean.   Whon the water ia  low in the fall of the year it is a good  time to have all foul stulf cleared from  the bottom of the well. Then the stonea  should be carefully  washed  down with  clean   water   and   the  drippings   dipped  up.     This  will  not  suffice.    The  houso  drains must be laid so that no impurity;  can ooze back into the well*    The outhouses   on   most    farms    aro _ tcrriblo  sources of impurity, and =hou!d not be  tolerated.    A   little  care   on   this  subject   may   save   serious   results.���������B.   Ii.  Vincent,"in N. Y. Tribune-Farmer.      ,    "  Townc���������I guess we'll have to take  back all the sneering things wo said  about D'Aubcr.  ,Browne���������Why ?  Towne���������He told me yesterday he had  just "completed ' a flve-thousond-dollar  painting for Mr.-Biol S.  Tate.  Browne-^Yes, .it .was a large sign ������  "Tliis corner lot, 60x140, for sale, $5,00*3."  ���������Philadelphia Prees. .       ,  Angry mother���������Now, Bobby, don't lei  me speak to you again I  Botby (helplessly)���������How oan I prevent  you, mamma?���������Boston Globe.  "Can you refer me to some .of your  former employers!" asked the lady ol  the girl who had applied for. a position.  "I .cud," Mum," replied the. girl,' "but  faith I won't, fer if Oi did yex wouldn't  hire me an' what yez don't know won't  hurt ye, - at all, at" all.'.'���������Columbus  (Ohio) State.Journal.  -     ,'. ���������H-f-- ''  "Say, Pati why "don't you go on a  strike for more wages?" asked tht inquisitive man of'an Irish laborer.  "Faith,"'replied the son of Erin, "an*  'ef iver'Oi go on a stroike 'twill be whin  Oi'm out av a job an' hove nothin' ilsa  ter do.'���������Chicago Xcws.  FAITH NO FACTOR  IN THIS MAN'S CURE.  Persuaded to try South American Rheumatic Cure it proved .its. potency. Seven" years  pains   dispelled   forever  in  ' twelve hours.  Iwas Rheumatisms victim for seven j ears, being  confined to my bed for months at a time. I bad  no faith in rheumatic cures.I saw advertised, but  I was' persuaded to try Soulh American Rheumatic Cure and inside of tn elve hours after taking ~  Uie first dose I was free from pain���������three bottle*  cured me."���������J.'D. McLeod. Leiib, Ont.      ao  An old "gentleman was" walking, dow>  one of the streets in* Manchester, when  he saw a boy crying outside a house,  and, thinking he might comfort him, hs  asked him what wnb the matter.  "Father's .laying  the  c-carpet down."  "Well, and does that unpleasant task  'make you cry V,  ���������   "Xo���������no ; h-he h-hit his thumb V*  * "Oh ! ' You arc ��������� sorry for your father,  I suppose ?" ���������    ,    , . .      . .  "No���������no, I 1-laughcd !"���������Ixmdon    An-  swers.  -   ���������    ..' _   -   -**4���������  "Is it-true that men of genius do not  know the value of money !"'  -��������� "I'm afraid it ��������� is," answered llr.  Stoimington Barnes. "Most- men of  ppniu3 see so little of,it .that they never  have a chance, to form any definite  idefts on the subject."���������Washington  Star.  "What do you know about this man'*  reputation for truth and veracity ?''s  asked the lawyer of the witness on the  Eland.' '   '  "Well," replied the -witness, slowly,  with the air ot a innn who hesitates  .about speaking ill of a neighbor, ''ii this  'party you refer to should ever tell .ma  I was looking well I would send for a  hospital ambulance immediately."'���������  Syracuse Herald. . .  A DEATH^������+DODGER"  Purity nf Kkrk.  Merchants and egg buyers complain  that they receive more eggs in a filthy  condition than otherwise. Daubed with  manure, bloody or besmeared with dirt  of another sort, they indicate extreme  carelessness on the part ol the producers.  Those who sell such eggs would not llko  to receive goods in return in like condition, and yet they will banter the  merchant on his prices, and offer in return for goods a product that is in no  condition for market. - The eggshell 13  porous, and a filthy outside indicates  deteriorated eontents; and, moreover, a  soiled-egg is hard to restore lo its original purity of appearance.  Eggs should  be  laid   in  clean  nests,  and, as  far  as may  be,  the  hens' feet  should  be   free   from   filth.     Much   can   *  also  be  done  by  frequent    gathering���������  several tjmes a day. -If nr.������t boxes are  60 arranged that the hens peroh oh them '  they  should   be  cleaned  every -morning  and" fresh straw put in.   If unavoidably  they become dirty the filth    can most  readily be taken off as soon as the eggs  are gathered and the stain will be les**.'  A  dilute  acid will,act  on  the lime  o* ,  the   shell,   and  the  stain   can   be' quite  thoroughly   removed.     The   sooner ' all  filth is taken from-the outM-ie.the less  will the contents be conta:::ina!ed there-  -  by. N *.;"',*   ..-  Eggs that promote* tl.e health- of tha  consumers cannot be produced from impure food. 'Meat that'has ier.ched the  stage'of decay ought-not to-te fed to  hens that are laying. I havctseen meat ���������  meal offered for sale in.Ihe .-.toies that  was malodorous. Think of trying to"  turn such stuff into wholesome eggs I la  earth's laboratory pure products may be  obtained from the use ,of Impure, fer-������  tllizer3, but in the hens' laboratory* tha  case is different. Milk produced'in'tha  country "and consumed in the. cities is  closely guarded from .all contam!-iitina| *.*  influences, but an egg, if only fresh, it  all right. It is true thatr the cow Is  cleanly in her choice of-food, but. because the hen will consume .filth ������������������ wheii  she can reach it we should not say sho  will get it anyway, and so throw fit in- '  discriminately about.  If to the word "frch*' could be added  the word "pure" and the branding ba  honestly done, thc kind labelled "fresh  and pure" would meet with a ready sala  at advanced prices.���������Clarke M. Drake."  Prattsburg,. S.Y. -     ���������',  ~        ^   ~Tar������ltri_r-I������ouItr-f*.,   "   "".-. "T"51  While It ib desirable, to keep young  chicks in free range as long as pos3ibl0j  owing to the fact that lhey arc-health- ,,  ier and grow belter from thc exerciso  they take, as well as from the greater  variety of food, in bugs and insects,  thus obtained, yet there comes a iima  in their growth when it will be found,  more advantageous to place them in  yards.  When the mating instinct begins to  manifest itself thc sexes should be separated .and the females placed in one  yard and the males in another. They  will then be found "to grow much mora  rapidly until tbe time comes to make  a nnal disposition of thi-in cither for  market, the table or the M*l������**ction ol  stock to be kept for thc ensuing year?  If they are thus confined in yards"for  a few days until they become accustomed to their surroundings, they can be gir*  cn free range alternately, one yard one  day and tho other thc nt-xl, and they,  wid then return to their own yard and  house at night.  If this plan is followed it will be  found to avoid the trouble caused, by.  the chickens selecting poor roosting  place*", such as those in liee*>, under  sheds and on waggons. If l<*ft to-them- "  selves they become attached to these  placr-s and is ill return to* them in all  kinds of weather, tliits making themselves liable to disease, through exposure,  as  well  as  causing inconvenienea  ;.-, -������  and you'll find if history   in a house, and a good deal of trouble":,  o  written  ���������F-aith'fully,   Dr,   to their owner is the result. \  If a little care is taken of their roan- \  see,  were     _.  AfsneWs Cure for tho   Heart     will hold the record for hav- agement in this regard in the banning,      ������-  Inff  " baulked   death's  ram- it usually saves a good deal of trouble  page." in the endr unless the method is follow-  It goes to .be vcv taiak and snatches too 'i������1,e"i,������ ?*������ C]|icken? eW{* ������,m08t  thecLth A-^'.'s -Trip-   G v������ relief in tUrt, f"l,re1-}'   ioT.   themwlve*.   in   which  cass  minutes.    It n n h**jn sprocc   A ttnr dosej they   deteriorate   into   rentable  jungle  relieve th-** most sti.bhorn of cues, and a fe*������ fowls,   with   more  tendimiy   to   disease  bottles wiii turn tl.e scale of health.    It nevei than to the laving of e^'-s.���������H   "E  Hay-  fcds to cure. ������9 drxk. Locust Valley, sTyT, in TVibune  Farmer.  0       ���������  Mn  OB Chapped Hands  Everybody cnn he cured  If they Get u Bottle of  Elderflower and  Witch Hazel Cream  U is not Stlekv,  But Drys Kigbl In.  bou't take any other.  SOLD ONLY BY  Canada Dru������ & Book Co  DIED  MiiKAN*���������At Ciliary, on Fiiil.iv, Oct.  24th, Frank Moran, ot Belfast,  Ireland, aged 31 years.  NOTES OF  NEWS  Geo. Boll is having u residence  erected for himself on Third Street.  ���������Ping Pong ball* 5c. each ut Canada  Drug k Book Co's.  Mrs. A. Craig anil Misa Lilly Valentine came up from Beaton on Sunday  evening.  ���������For cold cures and cough mixtures  go t-j the Canada Drug & Book Co.,  they have the very best.  3. Laughton, of the Union Hotel,  went into Ferguson yesterday and  will return on Satm-day.  The   Union   Hotel   is  completed   and     will   bi-  business on Mondav.  just    about  opened   for  ���������Wall paper���������you can get a good  seleetion ancl all prices at ('anada  Drug k Book Store, City.  The new restuarant just east of the  Molsons Bank will open Monday with  a chicken supper,  XV. Morris returned this morning  from Victoiia, where Mrs. Morris has  undergone a successful operation.  A. M, Grogan. of Calgary, and his  bride, spent a day in the city last  week on their honeymoon tour.  W. Cowan lias been on a visit to the  Fish River camp this week, Mr.  Cowan extended the telephone line into  Goldfields.  ���������If you are looking for fair prices in  the furniture line come in and let us  show you our goods. They are all new  ���������R. Howson.  A meeting of those interested in^ltlie  formation of a night school is called  tor tonight at 8 o'clock in No. 2 fire  hall.  Geo. R. Maxwell, the nicmliitr in the  Dominion House for Buirard, is lying  seriously ill at bis resilience in Vancouver.  E. A. Bradley"?- manager of" the  Duquesne Mining Co. returned on  Friday from tlie company s property  on Smith Creek.  The body of the late J. T. Guerin  was exhumed on Tuesday and taken  to Vancouver on Wednesday for  interment.  Tue Caledonian restaurant, east of  the Molson's Bank is just ubout  completed and will be opened on  Monday evening by the proprietress  Mrs. Blake.  Wm. Mathers, formerly machinist  in the C.P.R. shops here, but now of  Eholt, Boundary district, passed  through the city on Sunday, en route  to Vancouver.  On the Oth of November there will  ���������he a ineetipg-of.the Rre^s.-Association  of British Columbia held at Halcyon  Hot Springs. Some twenty five newspaper men havesignified their intention  of lieing present.  The American capitalists and mining  men from the Michigan copper conn-  try. who have been visiting the Fish  River camps this week, returned to  Nelson this morning, where the  annual meeting of the Noi tii western  Development will take place tomorrow.  The Hehai.d will uive a report of their  visit in its next issue.  The city council meeting last Friday  evening was chiefly taken up with a  discussion on the water and light  service. An amendment was introduced to the Trades License Bylaw.  whe.*eby insurance companies doing  , business in town will Ih; compelled to  pay a tax of S-10 every six months.  The following gentlemen, representing the Michigan capitalists who arc  interested in the E'ish River district,  visited the city yesterday and registered at the Hotel Revelstoke: Dr.  Vi. H. Dodge, M. C. Getchell, A. J.  Scott, Wm. Cair, Hancock, Mich.;  A. L. Carnahan, G. W. Taylor. Hough  ton, Mich.. Dr. A. J. Stowe, Rush  City, Minn., C. S. Mackenzie, Calumet,  Mich.  Don't forget that Prof. Zamloch  ���������greatest of all comedians���������commences liis entertainments at the  Opera House to-night. "He will intro  due? new and special features, and  with a reputation as a master in his  profession, all who may attend can be  assured of witnessing a performance  equal to anything in the same line to  be seen at any time in the large cities  of the world. Prices 85 and 50 cents.  Children 25c,  ���������A   carload   of   Furniture   tins  just  arrived at It. Howson's.  II. Perry-Leake came in from the  roast yesterday morning.  Tomorrow night is Hallowe'en���������  beware of the small boy.  H. B. Gilinour, M. P. P., Vancouver'  was in the city on Monday.  John A. T<*ague, a pioneer resident  and twice mayor of Victoria, is dead.  The Inland Sentinel, Kamloops, has  been enlarged to a seven column sheet.  The flrst hig fall drive of logs for the  Big Eddy mill was brought down last  week.  Mr. T. 15. L. Taylor returned  from a trip to the coast yesterday  morning.  The Revelstoke Lumber Company  arc installing an electric plant ut the  Big Eddy mill,  The next meeting of the Quadrille  Club lakes place in Selkirk Hull  tomorrow evening.  P. J. Moran received the sad intelll.  gence this week of the death of his  brother Frar.k at Calgary.  J. T. Robinson, of Kamloops, hi������B  been appointed organizer of the  Liberal Conservative party for the  Piovince.  Mr. George Denny. Mj.y editor of the  Victoria Colonist, has been appointed  associate editor of the Associated Press  in New Yoik City.  The brick work on the Hume Block  is now completed, but it will be flve  weel^or more before the store is  ready for occupation.  Hon. Jos. Chamberlain will visit  South Africa next month for the  purpose of personally examining the  condition of affairs there.  J. Kernaghan, the contractor for the  new C.P.R. hotel at Laggaa. will leave  the first of the week for Laggan with  a gang of men to commence operations.  Tory papers claim that Sir Wilfrid  'Laurier is in need of quieb and rest,  and if Mr. Tarte will furnit-h lhe quiet  the Globe will probably do the vest.���������  Toronto Telegram.  Mr. and Mrs. T. Lawrence returned  yesterday morning from their honeymoon trip.to the coast. They hnve  taken up their residence in W. Wil.  liamson's house, on Second street.  Rev. W. L, Parr. Presbyteriim  missionary, whose headquarters have  been at Revelstoke during the past  bummer, is temporarily supplying the  pulpit of St. Andrew's church at  Nanaimo.  Supt. Marpole has granted Jack  .Purvis three months leave ol absent*  and a free puss to Montreal in older  that he may accompany the all  Canadian rugby football team on their  tour through Great Britain this winter.  ' Mr. R. Caley.purposes making extensive improvements lo the Cily Hotel  in the hear future, which will include  the erection of a large addition to the  house and the installation of handsome  new fixtures in the bar.  Old timers in Revelstoke will regret  to learn that Mr. P. F. Mathias, manager of the Fairview Hotel which was  burned last week, died from the burns  ahd other injuries he received in lhe  fire. Mr. Mathias was at one time on  lhe staff of the Central Hotel in this  city. The body was taken to Van'  couver for interment.  A. XV. Vo\v*'U, Indian superintendent  passed through the city Friday last en  route i'or Victoria, frum an official  visit to the Indian reserves in southern  IConte ny. He reports a gratifying  improvement in the conditions ot many  of the bands, who are going quite  extensively into fanning and sloek  raising. One object of his trip was the  ocatiun of a small bund of Indians on  a reserve al Arrow lake, near Burton  City.  The evidence in the case of rex vs.  Ros-i has been transcribed, and makes  a very bulky volume of aliout 500 pages  The counsel for Rose, the convicted  murderer, will not* seek to secure a  new trial, as was first announced, bub  will endeavor lo have the minister of  just ice reduce lhu sentence imposed to  life imprisonment. Rose has every  hope that this effort will be successful,  and as yet he shows very lillle concern  over the position in which hu has been  placed.���������Nelson News.  ssmrotrommmmroromroromromres  Rifle  Association  The following are  the scores  made  ab the range on  Saturday:-  200   500  000  Total  Dr. Carruthers.  .. 31     31  24  80  T. W. Bain ....  ..25     2(1  22  70  ..30     24  22  70  C. Holten   ..25     22  14  01  B. Ltiwaon   .. 23     25  12  00  A. M. Pinkham  ..21     12  20  50  XV. Bailey   ..18     10  0  43  J. H. Jackson..  ..  15     12  13  40  A. E. Phipps...  . ���������     31  24  ""  Max O'Rell on "Discontent."  M  OUR :..  COMPLETE  STOCK OF  FRESH GROCERIES  IS NOW OPENED UP.  ������  Hon.  J. D. Prentice has received  notice from "Ottawa- that aparty"of  representative Boer farmers touring  Canada will arrive at Revelstoke about  November 8'.h'.' They will be met here  by R. M. Palmer, who will conduct  them through the agricultural, ranching and fruit districts of   the province.  The Ladies Aid of the Methodist  Church are holding a Boston Biiiu  Social in tbe church this evening.  Supper will be served from 6 to 8:.."  o'clock, after which a concert will be  given. A first class musical mul  literary programme has been preptied  for llie occasion.   Admission 25c.  The Vancouver Province sayn: "The  football players to make up British'  Columbia's contingent for the All-  Canadi.m Football team to visit the  Old Country are beginning to gather  in Vancouver. By the Pacific express  today Mr. T. I.. Taylor, -'Ton." Taylor,  came down from Revelstoke and im'  mediately started uptown for the  Rugby headquarters. Mr. Taylor is  Alderman Taylor when at home in the  mountains, but otherwise is about the  same as when he captained Vancouver  to victory several years ago. Mr.  Taylor is a good forward and knows  the game thoroughly and in on enthusiast in football. After acting as Captain  here one season he went to the  Hawaiian Islands where he tu ught n  Government school in some outlandish  place on a coral islaad, wheie the  nearest approach to a football was a  big cocoanut that a monkey threw at  him from the top of a. tree. After  taking a kick or two at the cocoanut  Tom gave up in disgust and made up  his mind to come back to British  Columbia. He did no. Came to Vancouver, got married and moved to  Revelstoke."  AX   O'RELL   naver   neglects   to  say a good word for the ladles  whenever   opportunity   serves.  At the same time, he doea not  shut  his  eyes   to  their  faults,  but Is only "a little blind," as witness  what he says about "The Discontented  "Woman":  "We nil know that woman, not unkind, not exactly sour, but sad, depressed and depressing, who Is well  off and might enjoy life, but who looks  as if there was not one pleasure left in  the world to make it worth living in.  "She may feel ever so well, she will  never confess It. She hates to be told  that she looks well. She thinks you are  wanting in sympathy. She loves to be  pitied, and has no .objection to being  colled 'Poor Mrs. A".!' Yet she la very  susceptible, and resents any attentions  that are paid to other people in her  presence. She was Jealous of her sls-  Urs when a girl; now she is jealous of  her children, jealous of the ladles who  call, jealous of her husband's secretary  or typewriter. She has no reason for  being jealous, she knows it, but lt is a  habit, and she likes to keep her hand at  It.  "She is fond of calling on sick people,  and, as she has had every mortal disease or indisposition you care to name,  she gives the people whom she visits  her own experience of their disease,  and they have to listen to all the minute details of the sufferings she had to  go through. She hopes that you will  get better. '  "Meanwhile she tells you of all the  People she knows who have died of the  dlseaan with which you are afflicted,  but reassures you by stating that some  ptople have be������n known to recover.  "She la the "town-crier of bad news.  If ther* la a sad event of which she  hears early, she immediately orders a  carriage and goes on a round of visits  to announce it. W'hen her frtenda see  har arrive unexpectedly they - look at  ea������h other and aay,' 'We shall hear  lorn, bad news.'  "Bhe la a prophet of HI-omen. She  loves the sad, and revels ln lt. It la her  life. She haa not a cheerful - feature  about har. She la a hair ln your aoup.  a crumb in your bed, an unmitigated  bore.  "Sha naver enjoys what ahe has, but  spends her life regrett'ng what she does  not or cannot h&va. If she lose a ������4  bill and her husband aaya to her, 'Naver mind; here's another,' she goes on  sighing and whining, for she thinks  that if ahe had not lost that ������4 ahe  would now have ������8.  'There ia no cheering* her up, and  when a reaS misfortune t-tefalla her you  feel inclined to exclaim: 'Good, sarvea  bar right, now aha haa something  -worth-crying-over.*���������But~tht8-a"������Idonr  happens, if ever, for it ia a remarkable  fact thai thia kind of woman la the  vary ona who never haa real trouble* -  except those of her own manufacture."  Everything  Bought by the  Carload  In order lo give you every  advantage in Prices.  ���������We respectfully, solicit your  (austom and Support, assuring  you of Our Best Services at all  times.    .   ������������������str-.  ���������������������������*������!>  ���������^t������  ���������a������  -o  Respectfully Yours.  Taylor Bros. & George  Limited.  CRESSMAN'S  .... Built to Order Garments  .... For Ladies and Gentlemen  Are cut to individual measures and constructed by the  most expert Tailors. Only hand labor of the very best can  produce a well-shaped collar and give to the shoulders and  chest the proper moulding. On this depends the fit and  shape of the garment and the permanence of that shape.  CUR COATS  Will nqt 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.  $15 to $35  Bulls  -        Suit from   Dross  Sulla AR 4-n      Rfl  wc nre offering at...   **������  IU     *iV  TroiiHers, all' tliu \wiy      A *-.     -tn  from  Overcoats and Rain-  proof coats   Ladles' Tailor-made  .-ults   Ladlen' Skirts   ' Ladles' skirts   Ln'llc.V Pal mi roof Coatis  }14 to $33  $15 to $35  16 to   75  6 to   25  Wo C.vrry the Largest Stock  British Columbia.  J. B. Cressman, Art Tailor  y  A Matter of Color.  Chromatopseudopsis is the medical  term for color-blindness, and statistic!  show that men are muoh more diro-  matopseudopslcally Inclined than - -women. The man invariably succumbs to  chromatopseudoptitude when he tries  to match a ribbon.���������"Judge."  MEN WANTED:  2...  3STOTIOE.  WE HAVE K0T THROWN  UP THE SPONGE  because we have to move, but still  cater to your patronage and will give  timely notice through these columns  when that event in about to take place.  We have a large stock of Sponges to  meet every requirement and to suit  every price.  Chamois Vests for women and men.  Chamois Skins and Chest Protectors  \.  Souvenir   Novelties   in    large    and  varied assortment.  WALTER BEWS,  Druggist and Stationer,  BROWN  BLOCK.  II  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  afler 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 West Kootenay :���������Commencing- at  Peter Agren's south west'corner.post near  Boyd's ranch on the Columbia river,  thence north 160 chains, thence east 40  chains, thence south 160 chain's, thence  west 40 chains to the point of commencement. -"' *  ^_Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902. *,  PETER AGREN.  NOTIOE  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  afier date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootonay :���������Commencing ,at  I. A. Kirk's north west corner post thence  easl 40 chains, ihence south 160 chains,  Ihence west 40 chains, thence north 160  chains 10 point of commencement.  Dated lhe 23rd day of October, 1902.  J. A.   KIRK'.  IsTOTIOE  NOTICE is hereby given thai 30 days  afler date I will apply lo the Chief Com  missioner of Lands and Works for ;  special license to cul and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in Wesi Kootenay :���������Commencing at  XX'. Je Maistre's north west corner post  near Boyd's ranch about half a mile from  the Columbia river, ihence east 80 chains,  thence soulh 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains 10 poinl of  commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  'XV. le MAISTRE.  TSrOTICIE  NOTICE is hereby given lhat 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at.  Peter Agron's south west corner post near  Boyd's ranch about half a mile from the  Columbia river, thence cast 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, tlicnce west do  chains, thence south 80 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  PETER AGREN.  Shingle Bolt Cutters  Fair Wages and Permanent Employment.  Blacksmith for longing camp, must be will-  inn to mnke himself generally useful. Several  carpenters to work at mill, 4 utiles west of  Sicamous.   Apply in person or by letter.   -   ~_  Shuswap Shingle & Lumber Co  sicamous/b. c.  ������i'MSa>������.*������,������.������j������,r.r.������.l������.������.^^  Edward J. Bourne  Dealer In  !;   * Ready-Made Glothing.    .     . .!(  I - * ' '   ' - :���������;.  ''*'       . -. .   ij  *    Men's Union-made Boots���������New Stock Just In.    ;���������*   ���������. .    * .     ���������*   -     MS  Revelstoke Station. Bourne Bros.'Old Stand.      \\  - v ���������  ' - -     "-    !  itM^.-.i^i'y.r'ar.g.t^y.r.ar.^^  SIBBALD & FIELD,  Real Estate  FINANCIAL-!  Insurance  eer- c.r. r.'townsite.-  _B_r-    MA HA TOWNSITK.  er; gerrard*towjjsitb. .*,.,_ >,  OP*   CAMBORNE TOWNSITE,  (Canada Permanent & Western" ' -.'"  ;       Canada Mortgage Corporation;  ������������������   -���������..'-s. ",-,ii  .���������Equitable .-aviiigs Loan anil UuililiiiB Association.  COAL FOB SALE,  flmperlal'Firo: .    Caledonian Flre.   Atlas Flre." _, '  I Canadian Fire.   Mercantile Kire.    Northern Fire: -*'  ���������I Guardian Fire.   Manchester Fire.   Great IVeitl Life.  I Ocean, Accident and Guaruntee.   Confederation Life  ��������� ".Canadian Accident Assurance Co.* Connecticut Fire  "HOUSES FOR SALE AND RENT.  CONVEYANCING. . . .    "  j. D. SIBBALD, .Notary Pub!!--'  .     ���������    .     .       REVELSTOKE. B. C.  CHAS: M. FIELD.  r-  Corporation of the City of  Revelstoke.  WATER-AMD LSCHT-BEPARTSSEKT.-^*-  NOTIOE.  The   following  rates   to' users  of  Electric  Light  hy  meter  were adopted by   the' Citv  Council at their meeting October 24th, 1U02: .  For the Hrst 4U Kilowatts, 17c. per K. W. nett.  "   "   next B0 " 12c.        '���������.     "  "    over  100 " Jt)n.        "       "  II. FLOYD,  City Clerk.  Neat, Clean and Attractive  Work Guaranteed.  Job  Printing  All the latest faces in type  At the Herald Office  TIME TABLE  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  Running between Arrowhead, Thomson's  Landing* and Comaplix, commencing October  14th, 1901, will sail as lollows, weather permitting: .  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  and Comaplix twice daily���������10k. and 16k.  Leaving Comaplix and Thomson's Landing  for Arrowhead twice dally���������7:15k and 12:43k  Making close connections with all C. P. K.  Steamers and Trains.  The owners reserve the right tochange times  of sailings without notice.  The Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Limited  Cheap Bedroom Suites, Dresser Stands, Tables, Chairs, Etc.  A CARLOAD OF  JUST ARRIVED.  Ft. HOWSON & CO.'S.  Call In and Examine This New Consignment of Furniture  - '"1  <-f|  S. McMAHON,  General Biaoksmith.    Wagon Maker, Eto.  Dealer in   CHATHAM WAGONS,   WM. GRAY & SONS PLOWS,  COPP BROS., PLOWS, CULTIVATORS, SEEDERS, &c.  Douglas Street,  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  I DECA.-V-E3 IT!.  The largest stock of the latest WATCHES,  CLOCKS, RINGS, SILVER WARE, CUT  GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWELRY, Etc.  My many years' experience enables me to buy  goods at the right prices, enabling me to  sell to the public at reasonable prices.  J.  O-TJ-X*  BAiRBBE-.  WATCH BKPAIRINO A SPECIALTY.  H  I.  1  BB

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