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Array !  _a^3stid  /^:  <������  ALD  RAILWAY    MKN'S   JOURNAL.  Vol- V.   NTo    164  REVEJLSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   NOVEMBER 27, 1902  $2 OO a Year in Advance.  The Opening of  A Great Season  Tlu" KALI. OF  1902 is likely  to  be ^umbered   throughout  Canada   as   Ihe   Greatest    Business" Season    ever   known.  Never, in the history of Revelstoke, has the outlook been so  bright, and the K.'irly  Fall  Business foi tells the lush that is  coming.      Everything indicates prosperity and  we are well  prepared to meet the demands of our ever inci easing business  with a large .stock of   reliable goods  bought  at   the  lowest  possible prices for cash.  Gent's  Furnishings  Men's Furulshlnna la one of our '  '   -strong departments and In Underwear  we  buy  direct   from    the  ' makers, thus keopini; the prices  ' of reliaole goods d -wu to the level  .. of ordinary kinds.  Men's Wool Shirts and drancn    $1.75���������������2,00���������M.UU and up to fU.OO a Suit  Ask  to  see the   Woolseley,  Tiger   and  ��������� Britannia brand.-, of Underwear.  A Full Range of W. G. Ic K. line of Shirts  Collars and C lift a.  A special Hue of White Dress Shirts  Turndown, High Turndown aud Standup  ��������� Collars, newest shapes and heights  100 pairs Men's Odd Pants from fi.lo to  ...    13 50.  Men's Beaver Pea Jackets from J3.00 up.  Men's Sweaters from Jl 00 up to J3 00.  Men's  Fine  Kid  Gloves   In  Lined and  ,   Lulined in endless variety and at  popular prices.  Boots  andjShoes  'lhe  Slater Shoes comhinci'-every  element of Store perfection in lit,  style, service and comfort.    Tliey >  are seldom   equalled   and   neicr  ,   hurptissed.-  Hoth Ladles and Gentloineu have  sealed tht approval of this ninke  of shoos      We are hole agents for  Kevelstoke  Men's Slater Shoes���������every pair stamped  ���������*l 00 and S5oo per pair.,  Lftilles." SlaterlShoes���������Price ....   * 3.50  TWO   HUNDRED    PAIRS   Men's  20th  Century Shoes have been added  to our .stock this week and  for a  medium   priced   Shoe   there    is  nothing lie'ter in the market.  Men's 20th Century B Bals  Men's ditto Calf and Congress  Drygoods   -  Don't norryjabout the price of Coal  ���������Blankets  are Cheap and   evcry-  "   body can keep warm.  Fine Wool Blankets���������*3.50-H SO��������� *-">.00.'  Bath Towels from 50c tor75e per pair.  Linen Tone Is, Fancy Bo-dors, 50c per pr.  Cotton Towels���������20c. per pair and up.  " Bleached Table Linan^e-eOc-SUc-^l 25  perjard.  Unbleached'and Cold 'Tabling���������50c; per  yard.              ''              -   "          ' ._  Table Napkins���������Jl 75���������?200���������?Zj0   up to  .-    *6 00.  Fresh  Groceries  Ever   since   starting In  business'  liere   no" have  always   made nn  effort to please our customers and  '     it is very gratifying to us to 'truce  ,    '      the steady ^increase season after  '" "-easin in our Grocery, Trade. Our  aim is, and always has beeni "to  havc'regularand steady custom-"  -'ers.   Wo"-want your order, every  '���������>    *     day. t Everything is.guaranteed.  -,     If  anything is unsatisfactory ne  --''. tt<,k you to reI'ort '.'���������- -We make it  '   ."    right.   Now is the'time to put in  >our winter supply of Potatoes,  ���������"   Apples, Butter, hggs as the priocs  of th se lines are sure to be higher  .   as the Season advances. -  Japanese Ware .  . he beautiful pieces to be found in  "  our Japanese China for Christmas  trade already to hand we will be  pleased   to  show jou,  which   for  good value*and artistic merit are  " not surpassed.         i                       ...  A-.- - ^Goods delivered in-all- ~_  ~ ? parts'of the'Cityv; /f '������������������/-'/-  .-/.Phone .No? Si    ^.   ',.   .  & Company  ..!>..           '��������� '     ,     ���������:.' ���������  SOL PRIOR  NOW PREMIER  -' , The Eva Flotation.;.-..:.  Mr. Hanchette. solicitor, of  Hough-  -. rf, ,  .  .     -,        '   .��������� ��������� -.'"  ton. Mich.,   who   was   out  here   last  fi" -     ���������  month with the Michigan party, on an  investigation   of  the   Eva.   A recent  issue of the Houghton Mining Gazette  gives   the  following   veision .of > the  affair which is practically the same as  given by the Hkrald in its report on  their visit.   The Kootenay''Mail or in  .,      '. i ,  other words, the Certainty Knocking  Co. should'read  this''and gather the  true cause of all the trouble: ,-  Mr. Hanchette in discussing the  scheme to float the Eva proposition  said:  "I cannot see how Rosenberger can  have tbe assurance, to ask', the.Northwestern stockholders,to assist hitu to  float the Eva or even' ask them to  subscribe for stock in the Calumet  .ar.d Biitish Columbia after the way he  has tried to down" the Noith western,  and after the directors of the North.'  westernr have concluded not to  take hold of it. 'Not because the  property was not good���������the engineer's  report has not been made���������but be  caiiBe the take-off to the underwriters  was ton large and the control of the  propel ty remained with the western  end, and because the terms of the  bond are so strict that a tittle foolish  ness or trickery would lose to the  stockholders all tho money,lhey paid  for the stock, The stockholders are  not purchasing a property,, but - are  practically putting up money on an  option that can easily he forfeited  with "all the money and machinery.  We investigated and decided- not to  recommend the deal. Many ' have  subscribed for stock under certain  representations. Those representations not being effected or carried out  we decided that the money should be  returned to the subscribers, and then  tf they wish to take stock through  Mr. Rosenberger at all, and let him  handle their money, then can do so.  "I do not say that-the Little Eva is  no good. No one can say about that  till the engineer's report has been  received. It iu possible that the Eva  is a good mine, but 1 don't believe in  taking hold of it on those terms. We  were well pleased with the show of  things at tbe Northwestern and I believe that will prove a valuable mine,"  /  . - Wouldn't It Jar You.  -.Wouldn't it yon ! The editor ot the  Mail is fearful that there will'be such  a race for advertising s-pace t in his  p.iper by the'merchants ot- Revelstoke  for the holiday season thnt his adver-  tismg space will be underwritten many  times over. The Mail bays: '"Contrails  fpiCChristmas'advertising should he  made at once lor our space is limited."  Yet he has columns of stuff like '-baby's  Hrsttoiuh."_"'does your food distress  you," i'h.iv'e.you. pains in lhe back,"  "doJ y.iu belch forth wind," and  clubbing offers till further notice, not  to���������mentioned vertisHig-matt>.rs"t hat  conflict with the retail mei chants of  this tity, for instance, Ryrie Bro������.,  jewellers, Toronto, and ��������� Weiler Bros .  furniture 'dealers) at Victoria. What  is'the matter, Mr. Mail," "with Guy  Barber or E. M. AHum, for jewelry, or  Revelstoke Furniture Co.��������� and R.  Howson for furniture. .      *"  Another Shuffle in Provincial  Politics���������Tatlow and McBride  Decline Portfolios���������The New  Premier's Policy.  The liv.ilry for the post of Premier  or British Coluinliiii, in succession to  lion. James Dunsiiiuh-, is ended at  l.i->L and Colonel Prior becomes the  first minister ol' the province. He  w.ifa sworn in utU&O Friday night by  the Lieutenant-Governor as Premier  and Minister of Mines.  The resignation of Mr. Dunsinuii'  was handed in to Sir Henri Joly de  Lotbiniere early in the forenoon of  Fiiday, but the fact wan kept very  secret, and when it was published in  the evening was received almost with  incieditlity. The, Piemier has kept  liis pledge to Hon. Mr. Wells, absolutely  namely, that he would retain office  until his return.  After Hon. Mr. Dunsnmir's interview with the governor Friday morning when he recommended the  Minister of Mines us his successor,  Col. Pi ior was sent for and was  enl rusted by His Honor with a task of  forming a government. This he  undertook, to do, and at the hour  mentioned Friday evening formally  took over the f eins of oflice. - ��������� .  lion.'J. D. Pi entice". Finance Minis-,  ter and acting Provincial Secretary,  w.is sworn in to the former position  al the same time.-'  Hon. AV.' C Wells was. sworn in  Saturday morning as Chiet Goinmis-  sioneVof Lands aud Works, and the  same evening Mr. Denis. Murphy of  Yale, was sworn , in as Provincial  Secretary and Minister of Education."  The attitude of the Attorney-General to the.Miuist ry is not yet defined."  It is a fact Lhat his portfolio is open  for him iii the leconstructed Cabinet  if Mie ~ soj'desires. .- He did 'not avail  .hliiiselfof ���������that olFer-ou Saturday,;ififd.  he'may.? decide-to fetir.e from the  Ministry. Tho.se who best uuik-rsL.-ind'  the situation, .however,' believe that  when his'national disappointment has  worn off he will' loyally give his  suppcutto a Cabinet which will consist  practically of those he~ has worked  with for moie than one session. ..In  the event of Mr. Eberts' refniiiK to  retain hi*_ portfolio, it is said that the  Attorney Generalship will he offered  to Mr. VV, W. B. Mclnnes of Nanaimo-  The Piesidency of the Council  will  likely be taken liy Mr. II. Dallas  ileliiit'kon, who hns played no .small  pnrt iu Ihe negotiations which have  lesulled in Colonel Prim's selection.  The new Piumier has not been  biillicienlly long in the saddle to outline his policy fully, bnt he goes thc  length of saying, that it will he a  strictly non party one, in spite of his  nwn recent dcclaralionri for an issue  on Federal lines. It will contain.  Liberals like Wells und Murphy,  Conservatives like Prior and perhaps  lObsi ts, and anti-parly line men like  Prentice and Helmcken. If the last  accepts the Presidency of the Council,  lie will not requite to be returned  again, as the principle w-is established  nhen Dr. McKechnie occupied the  same post, that the position not being  a salaried one its occupant need not  consult his constituents when accepting it.  Colonel Prior's policy will be,largely  on that followed by the preceding  Ministry, and the Canada Northern  will be one of ils main planks. It is  .believed ' that, the resignation of Mr.  Dunsmuir, coming on lhe heels of a  trip made by him', and-Dan Mann over  lha Eaquimaiilt & Nanaimo Railway,  indicates that McKisnzie & Mann are  going to purchase the Isl.imi road, and  lhat Mr. Dunsmuir.-wished to be out  of office before consummating the deal  ih ns avoiding the'eharges which led up  lo the Curtis commission of   last year.  His decision in Colonel Prior's favor  ib said - to be due"* lo tepresentationa  made lo him. liy Opposition members  that they would suppott Col. Pi ior.  The hitler, it is said, will-favor a land  grant to the railway suliject, to taxation after a term,of-,veais.  Regarding bis support in the ..House.  Ool. Prior said he w.is assured- of a  good niajuiity of the members',' otherwise.he would not* have accepted the  premiership. .     . , *"-,    ,   , .  The stability of. any cabinet, which  Premier Pi ior may be.-able to gather  about him is questioned by the Opposition politicians, although -Mt ,is  conceded by them that if the 'gentlemen-now holding portfolios do, not  resign.the'cabinet- will- hold' together  lill the.Legislature meets. ,     .   ,  Gi.pt.-R. G/,Tatlow,> M.L.A., 'states  that he and Mr. . Richard McBride',  M. L. A'.,'- have "declined' to. become  identified with" Premier; Prior's administration J^as ."members of  v.his  iHibinet:"-^,,-; ' ,"', ������:.,f, A'-' '��������� '��������� '���������  . Mr. Joseph Martin 8.position4>n������.the>  ai-eAatoEr-provlncml-politics; is- looked  upon'as'a-, known quantity since-his  printed-announcement over his own  signature'of his "opinions, concerning  the - government's'- probable recom-  mendation'regarding * the"' transfer of  the Fiaser river bridge to a railroad  corporation.' Politicians assume that  Mr.' Martin -.siezed ��������� upon -the' oppor-  tunity.to voice ��������� the 'position he will  assume toward the 'government, and  believe that' Premier Prior, need  expect no support from him.-  LATER.  D. M. Eberts- has been sworn in as  ultorney general,- and . W. W. B.'  Mclnnes as president ol the council.  LATEST HEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  The News of the World in Brief  As Received Over the Wires  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  Havana, Nov, 27.���������Wilh exception  of cigai'iuakers there has been a  general resumption of work here this  morning.  Paris. Nov. 27.���������The funeral sei vice  of Mrs. Gore was held in the American  chuich here today and was largely  attended.  Essen, Prussia, Nov. 27.���������The re.  mains of Herr Krupp were buried  today.' Emperor 'William followed  the hearse on foot.  Washington, Nov. 27.���������President  Roosevelt received the Biitish Labor  Committee today and tendered them a  very hearty greeting.  ' Chicago, Nov. 27.���������John Dillon, the  Irish" leader, was taken to Moricey  hospital today, through illness, lhe  result of, over-exertion.  Chicago, Nov, 27.���������Mrs. Sylvia  Doton, a well known and wealthy club  woman;' dropped dead today while  saluting "the 'American flag on the  platform of her club.. .  - Constantinople, Nov.- 27.���������Sixteen  butteries, 90 Yuris iii 'all, "and" 280,000  small calibre Mausers have' been  ordered by Turkey, as a- commencement    of    the   .rearmament   of'her  artillery.        ���������     "'*'        ',">"'-  i ' ,',- . . p ' . -,-���������'' ' ;_ '.-  ������������������'Panama, Nov. 27.���������Gov. Salazar,. as  soon' asicruiser'Bogota returns,- y, ill  leave -for'the .interio'riVwith .'several  con'imissioneis to receive"the arms of  the.defeated insui gents. Schools and  industries \will. be immediately reopened. ���������,' - . ���������'.'.-< -, .*  ' t , ... ''"*"' r" .,,  London, Nov. 27.���������So'.far Venzuela  has-resisted the "demands of Britain  and the diplomatic relations between  the two countries is still very sttained.  Seizure of Veiizuelan customs has been  discussed   ab'. a  means ' of    obtaining  A GREAT SALE OF  " Golden Gleanings;  Dr. Taylor returned from bis holiday  in the east on Kriday accompanied by  Mi'8, Taylor and Master Gilbert. On  Thursday Gilbert took sick and after  their arrival hpre Dr. Latterly of Calgary was wired, for who on inspection  pronounced the trouble scarlet fever.  The attack proved a specially severe  one and Gilbert died on Tuesday night.  He was a bright little Ind of 4 years of  age and a general favorite. ��������� The.  bereaved parents have the sympathy  of all the residents in their affliction.  ' The Golden puhlic schools have been  closed owing to theie being a number  of cases'of starlet fever in town. This  disease has been present in Golden  more or less all summer and a deter,  mined effort will be made to stamp it  out.  The hospital - ball will not be held  this week, as arranged, owing to the'  death in Dr. Taylor's family.  The initial 'dance of the Golden  Quadrille Club was a success, being  attended by about 23 couples. Dancing  was kept up until 2 st. m. and iinange-  ments were made for a continuance  of the dances throughout the season.  The Rink Company have-a good  sheet of ice now and will open the  rink shortly tr> the public.  Skating has been indulged ln by the  younger niemh������rs of the community  on the slough, but the snow of the  past few days has put an end to the  sport.  Mm. F. Whiting, of Armstrong, and  daughters spent a Tew days in town  on their return from an extended  visit to eastern points, the guests of  Mrs.Ullock. ���������  Dressy Ail-Wool Suits at $9.00.  Stylish Suits at $11.50..  Fail and Winter Overcoats at $8.00.  Great Values in Boy's School Suits and Overcoats  Boys' Two-Piece Suits, all wool, at $2.50  Boys' Three-Piece Knic Suits at $4.00.  Youths' Reefer Coats.  Boys' Three-Piece Vestic Suits at $2.75  Boys' Reefer Coats $2.50   $3.00.   .  TWO OFFERINGS IN LADIES' FURS  We have a'series of round, satisfying values in FURS this year, but here are two  a trifle more sensational. If would-please us if you would step in and see them  to-morrow. Certainly if you are looking at Furs, you won't look further.for a  better chance to purchase :���������  -  Sable Scarfs,'good quality Fur,      fgO  "1 Chain Fastener and Six Tails     ^P%p  Elegant Caperines, of &>f| A    Efetfl  No. r Electric Seal ������P | Ua VlJ  Is there a woman who won't be interested in this.      Our great money-saving Sale  of Seasonable Merchandise. s  There is a commonwealth of interest in dealing at this Store and the superiority is  not in words.  Drygoods  Merchants  Reid & Young,  Mackenzie  Avenue.  satisfaction,   nothing deiinile  decided  on as ye:.  The Shiimi'ock III will be launched  the end of March.  The telephone system of Vancouver  is tied 1111 ou account of strike.  A vinltiit, eruption of Mt. Soufrieie  took pl.uu yetiletilay.  Kire V"-te������day destroyed $20,000  woith of   pioperty at Bathurvt, N. B.  l?ne al fus.iu Can.i, .Japan, Nov.  oth. desttoyed 300 houses and rendered  ltllo people homeless.  Jimmy Britt knocked out Fiank  Erne in the 7th round at San Fran*  ciico last night.  The Tr.idts Assembly have raided  thc boycott, againfct the Schenectady  Railway Co., in  an exciting meeting.  Mail advices ftom Yokohama report  distoveiy of a Japanese Klondyke in  a rich placer gold Held at Konagawa,  Ken. .  -  The Home Office or the Equitable  Life Assurance Society of New York,  will insure the life ol each employee  for $10,000.   This tffeeU over 000.  One man from each military district  in the Dominion will take a three  months gymnastic course at Royal  Militaty College to qualify ns instructor for tioops of his distiiet.  'am  . The Cut-Rate Grocer.  The following is an address delivered by C. H. Hanson at a convention  of the State of Washington Grocers at  Seattle ���������  ' A good definition of grocer might  be "a person selling food"; that is to  say,'supplying such -articles, as the  public need for eating���������the necessary  staples as well as the luxuries' of  living, which, with perhaps the  exception of fresh-meet and fish, are  supposed to be kept on sale by the  "modern "grocer. . -  Society must be fed, "and 'not only  so, insists on being well fed. Nearly  half of the laws on the statute-books  are for the regulation "or protection of  articles of food.  On the other hand, it' is ;stated  that nine-tenths of our diseases are  caused by improper or impure food.  r -The business of the grocer, then, .is  .quite-.an. important-factor-^inr.*; our  industrial ������and;ieconobiic'."system",'r'a������  well-as in our' social -j.well Jbeing aud  health, and,"should be conducted on  careful principles with grind judgment.  On- his capability, 1 judgment and  honesty dep*ends,\to a. great .extent,  the physical welfarecof society.  As just stated; capability, judgment  and honesty are three .of the necessary  qualifications'of'a grocer. Capability  ���������is the" outgrowth of practice, having  learned and to some extent mastered  the many details of the trade. -  - Judgment is" founded on learning  and" knowing how; it seems to be  inborn with some, while to others it  seems" unattainable.  _~But above capability and above  "good judgment is that last qualification���������honesty, "without - which no  grocer will or should succeed. Honest  to his customers to give ��������� them full  value, aud honest enough with  himself to make a fair profit without  recourse to tricks.  The insane clamour of the public" for  bargains and cheap goods  is met by  tlie so-called cut-rate grocer.  ' -The cut-rate grocer is usually a man  _who never learned the grocer's' trade,  who couldn't tell a Santos coffee from  a Salvador,   or  a   Ceylon   tea   from  Young Hyson if the   label  were   off,  nor a piece of' breakfast   bacon from  English belly���������he has gone into the  business to make money, and in order  to attract   the   public   to   his   store,  usually   sells   some   of    the    leading  staples, well known and fully labelled,  at, or a little below cost.   The bargain  hnnter is attracted and not only buys  but  tells   her   neighbor   how    cheap  Hour,   sugar   and   other   articles are  sold   at jthe new grocery.   They are  nearly a 1 new grocers.   The neighbor  doesn't gothere to buy.    She wouldn't  leave  her old grocer,   but   tells him  how queer it is he cannot sell goods as  choap as the new store.      He tries tn  show that he cannot sell goods at cost  and What's the use of argu  ing. Tn nine cases out of ten she  will stay right witn hiin, maybe kick  a little, but she likes him, and that is  the reason she stays.  Now, as to the Cut-Rate Grocer.  He is usually a man who has tried  several vocations and made a success  of none. Or he may have been in  some other business, and not getting  rich quick enoug, tries his hand at  groceries. He has a little money and  thinks he can undersell anybody, why ?  he can buy canned goods for instance  50c. a dozen cheaper than others. He  docs not know that the canned  goods he is buying are "do-overs,  and if he does, he does not care. The  same with his dried fruit���������it has been  steamed once or twice to kill the  sugar weavil aud grul>s; what's the  odds ?  He makes a larger margin with his  cut-rate price than the honest grocer  can possibly do on straight goods.  Well, he hurts Lrade somr, The best  trade, however, will stay with the  grocer whose customers have learnt to  trust him Some who leave will come  back again. Those who stay with the  cut rate giorer and trade,���������well, what  influence will he have on them. He  may assist the physician, the health  officer, and the undertaker in tbeir  line of business. As a rule, he doesn't  last long, he doesn't get rich fast, and  its bnt a passing wonder when his  store changes hands. ��������� Canadian  Grocer.  AROUND THE  Personal Paragraphs Pertaining to Railway Men Picked up>  By the Herald Man on His  Daily Rounds  Ed. Armstrong, C.P.R. brakeman,  leaves for the east in a few days on a  holiday trip.  J.Burnham.isrelievingB.F.Gaynian  who is on a holiday trip, at the C.P.R.  commercial telegraph office.  'Engineer XV.   Tomlinson.   who. has  been    working  at  Rogers   Paaa . all  summer, arrived in the city oil Saturday, and will  run   freight  east-fron"  this point in the futuie.  F. Crick, C.P.R. engineer at Kn>  loops passed through the city on  Monday morning en route to Calgary.  where he will run an engine out of  Calgary for the next few month*.  F. Corson C.P.R. engineer, at Roger*  Pass, came in   on   Thursday   evening  last to attend the funeral   of.the   Ut*-  D. Robinson.     Mr.   Coi son   and  Ur.  Rob;nsou have been firm   friends  for-  upwards of thirty years.  K. of P.  The following officers were elected  at lost night's meet ing of Gold Rosg*  Lodge. No. 26, K. or P. ��������� - "?  C. C., B..V.in Horne.  V. C��������� J." B. Scott.  P���������  W. Fan-ell.  M. of XV.. B. Howe. '  ' K. of R. k S.. G. Brock.  M. of E., E. Burridge. ,. " ' %  -M. of F... H.Cook.   - ..  M. at Arm=. A. Crowe.    -    "  I, G., P. Ainblie.     '   - _",-  O.G.'.'E. Paget.     "  Medical Ofkickr, Dr. Cross.   -  - At the Camborne Group, u ; -  "^L.'HV-Floeter, the.engineer o������ >tt������ "���������  .Camborne group, who was in the city"  yesterday, reports "the*" work Ion" the .  construction of  the  aerial   tramway  and   stamp, mill- at - Goldfields'  ae'  progressing most 'satisfactorily."' LaaV  week the last tower on the " tramway^  was completed and in .-.ten--days;.; the','  cables will be stretched.     The' stamp" -  mill will then be   rushed" through  to'*  completion and - in, sixty  day*   it  ia<  expected that the   stamp , will   be  in  operation on the rich   gold   ore  frosn  the Goldfinch and adjoining.claims.  AU  xiy  Dealers in  FIRST-CLASS  Groceries  Flour, feed    ;  M((ldry'$  Famous Stoves  lioware, tiraniteware  Heavy and  Shelf Hardware  Stores at  Revelstoke  Nakusp  New Denver.  HO* fiWi-ftrti *���������<(��������������������� <.j<;������ii,UJ^T;r.r.  ���������t txmtcrjnlr^ r**a=*ji-t������������^j a  -,u������iew.\*fm(iS *Vf*s,<s-rf-*,������������������-. *-.-r*���������  I Trust in God j  ; And do the Right,  j  ANDREW HAGEMAX, Pastor tbe Colloeinto Church, Fifth  avenue and West Forty-eighth  street, New York City.  Yorll.r, verily, I say unto you, Ho tlmt lie-  llcvtth on liv. the works Hint 1 do yhnl! lio  flo al.-o ;   mid  t-r.-iiter   woiks    than    tli.'se  J hall liu do:   1k-iv.u>c 1 go unto my Father.���������  obn Ur.,  1-'.  It ii tlie Ijlory of the Christian that he  Is enabled to ?erve in lhe. redemption  oi a world for whieh Chriat died. Kvcry  terv.-int of Christ i-* a son of God. Each  ���������ubject of the King is a princo, able to  prevail with Cod and men.  Notice the positivenefs of Christ's  words of cheer. "Verily, verily j" truly,  truly, as though it could not be contradicted. This double verily is peculiar to John's Go������pcl. It makes emphatic the utterances which follow. They  cannot be changed by the lap=c of years.  Doubly certified, they stand firmly established. "Verily, verily, I say unto  you, he that belicveth on me, the works  that I do shall he do also."  Here is the Christian's condition of  success In service for hi3 Master, Christ,  viz., "faith in Him." "All things are possible to him that believeth." You shut  off the current of your power the mo-  Dent you doubt Kim in the least. Your  ihoughl, your opinion, your faith in Him  circumscribes your power in accomplishing the world's benefactions.  But with these conditions of faith i*  Him fulfilled, what are the results?  Works equal to any whieh Christ ever  did. Works jrrcatcr than those whieh  He aceonipli-hcd. This is very strong  and. extreme lantningc ; but, coming from  Christ's own lips, wc must believe it,  and has not history abundantly verified  His words * Let us look for a moment.  "The   works  that  I  also."  Christ suffered  for  himsetf fer them."'  Did yon and I  ever benefit humanity  >  very much without a self-denial;   without a giving of somewhat of ourselves  in their behalf T  Christ was crucified for sinners.  Paul says: "I am crucified with Christ,  eevertheless  1  live."    The  new  Christ  life in the man.  Christ healed the sick.  His followers do the same.      In fact,  the  Gospel uproots    the  cause    of so  many  evils and   errors.    Its    precepts,  obeyed, purify all life; regulate the expenditure   of     strength,     restrain   self-  inflicted   injuries,     determine    our bc3t  laws of wealth.  Christ cast out devils. ,  ��������� '"What else is done when the evil  tpiriti ot strong drink, profanity, hatred,, t-nvy and jealousy are uprooted hy  nn applied Christianity, and in their  places are cultivated the fruits of the  spirit���������love, joy, peace, long suffering,  gentleness, kindness ?  Christ convinced men of sin: and their  need of a. Saviour. He talked with the  woman of Samaria until she saw herself  a sinner ar.d also saw Him her Saviour.  He reasoned with Nicodemus until impossible things became clear and reasonable.  You" and I do a similar service when  "we   deepen   the  conviction   of   sin   and  reveal   the   Christ   ready   to   save   and  heal. .    -   Christ  converted,   turned   the  hearts  marvellous results men and women who  will serve Him.  How delightful to exert our choicest  strength for such a Master I How honorable is the calling which makes us  collaborators with such a friend I Ves,  we touch llio bund of 1 Lim. who moves  the worlds. We feel the throbbings of  the heart ot the Infinite in fullest sympathy with all our elVorts to elevate  mankind and to save this world.  Courage, brother,'do not stumblo,     '  Though thy path he dark as night;  There's n star to guide thc humble���������  Trust in Gml and do the right.  do    shall  ye  do  mankind ;  "gave  Dent motion   <>f   WcciIh.  There arc two classes of weeds���������thoso  thai oome from  seeds nnd   those which  are  propagated principally by means oi  llieir   roots.     Weeds   which   spring   up  from seeds-can be destroyed by successively  bringing  the sends  in  the soil   to  the surface, where they germinate.   The  seeds of sonic weeds have great vitality  and remain in the soil for years.    Sonic  arc  enclosed  in clods  and   avc retained  for another season, but when  the clods  arc broken and  the weed seeds exposed  to  warmth near  the  surface,  they are  put out of existence by the harrow  as  soon as they germinate,  for which reason it is impossible to clear a piece of  land from weeds in a season unless every  clod is pulverized.    Thc oft-repeated inquiry:    "Prom whence come thc weeds';"  may  be  answered:     "From  the  clods."  'Che  weeds  that  spring  from  roots  aro  cut up,  cheeked    and    prevented    from  growing hy frequent cultivation, been use  they cannot exist for a great length of  time  unless  permitted  to  grow.    If  no  leaves are allowed  on such plants they  perish from suffocation,    because    they  breathe through the agency of the leaves.    The advantages derived by the soil  in the work of weed destruction reduce  the cost of warfare  on the  weeds,  for  every  time the harrow  or cultivator is  used thc manure is more intimately mixed with the soil, more clods are broken,  a  greater  proportion  of   plant  food   is  offered  to  the  roots,  the  loss of moisture is lessened and lhe capacity of the  plants of thc crop lo secure more food  is increased.   Thc cost of the destruction  of weeds should not be charged lo  the  accounts of a single year only, as thorough'work during a season may obliterate the weeds entirely, or so reduce their  number as to make thc cost of their destruction during succeeding years but a  trifle.���������Philadelphia Record.  and lives of men unto God.  This is !>ur amazing life work, too, as  Christians���������to turn men round and cause  them to live so differently afterward.  Even a little child can thus lead the  strong man out of the very thicket of  tin. A trembling, dependent wife may  draw her whole family into loving subjection to God. A few faithful believers  in town or city will change the whole  moral tone of the piacc.  Christ drew multitudes unto Tlim.  There wai a magnetism about His pure  and   unselfish   life   which   drew  men  ir-  The  Care ami UnnilllnK of Milk.  Realizing this most liberal distribution of bacteria in nature, it is not difficult for the milk producer to understand how tbey may gain access to thc  milk.  But milk, even before it is drawn,  has been found to-contain variable and  often large numbers of these microorganisms. The first source of bacteria in milk is the udder itself. If  the animal is suffering from a specific  infectious disease, such as tuberculosis,  anthrax, foot and month disease, or  other cattle diseases, ihe bacteria  causing these diseases are able to lind  their way frum the animal body through  the tissues inlo the udder. While  milk from such animals is utterly unfit  tor consumption, as it imperils tho  health and life of the consumer, its  dangerous elfects may be overcome in  case of tuberculosis by prqpcrly pasteurizing the milk. In the ease of  anthrax, however, the germs arc very  resistant ar.d heating the milk to the  boiling point will not' destroy them.  Fortunately, the milk secretion in anl-  .mals suffering from anthrax decreases  rapidly and ceases completely after a  few days; the milk takes on a yellow,  viscid appearance. The foot and  mouth disease, which is causing enormous loss ot cattle in European countries, has, thanks to the rigid enforce-  -ment-'of-our���������quarantine���������laws,���������so_far_  successfully been kept from the herds  of this country, hence an infection of  milk from this source is much less liable -tcj occur.  In healthy animals the only possihle  channel of" bacterial invasion is the  teat, d'he teat is a canal surrounded  by muscular walls and closed at the  extremity by an involuntary sphincter  muscle,- which varies much in contractility in different animals. Often it is  eo fax that the pressure of a. small  amount of milk in thc canal ia sufficient to open it and the aniinjl leaks  her milk. In other animals, it re-  quire= a strong effort on the part nf  the milker to draw the milk". This  canal, with a temprature of the animal  body, and  containing ahvay-,  even  Man and Horse.  There is a very general discussion going on in thc European press regarding  thc unnecessary cruelty lo horses attending the military ride from Brussels to Ostend, which recently brought  together contestants from most of tho  European armies. The London Chronicle gives some remarkable cases of endurance ou the part of both men and  horses. Charles Ml. o! Sweden rode  from Dcmslicn in Turkey to Strclsun on  the liallic, a distance of 1,300 miles in a  fortnight, during which he. thus kept up  the pace at lhe tremendous rate of 90  miles a. day. Nearest akin, perhaps, lo  this relay riding by Charles Douze are  the "pony express" performances of Captain Cody, belter known as "Buffalo  Bill," who once covered an "extra distance" of 322 miles iu one continuous ride at an average speed of fifteen miles an hour; while from -port  McPherson to 1'ort Kearney���������a distance  of !)o miles���������he roue in twelve hours  one day, and did the return ride the next  day in the same time on the same horse,  ln the annals of English history thero  is thc record of a fine performance. This  was the feat of Sir Robert Cary���������afterwards Earl of Monmouth���������who had privato reasons of his own for being the  first to announce to James VI. of Scotland the death of Queen Elizabeth, to  whose throne the "British Solomon"  was called lo succeed. From London to  Edinburgh the distance is now 400 miles,  and at that time it may be said to have  been even more, by reason of thc wretchedness of the roads. Starting from  Charing Cross on a Thursday morning  (March 24, 1G03), Sir Robert reached  Holyrood on the following Saturday  night. The first day he rode to Doncaster, 155 miles (presumably' on relay  horses); next night he slept .at a house  of his own at Withei'iiigt.on, in Northumberland, about 130 miles further, and  on the evening of lhc following day  he reached Holyrood, covered with blood  from a fall on his horse in the hist  section of his tremendous ride. Thus  Sir Robert���������who spent two nights in hed  ���������had done an average of ahout 133 milei  a day for three successive days���������a splendid  instance of personal  endurance.  Captain Charles Townlcy, a Queen's  foreign service'messenger, in 1840, was  sent to Constantinople by Lord Palmer-  ston with despatches of momentous ur-  gence and importance. The captain could  get no further than Belgrade by rail,  and thence it behooved him to spur  across the Balkans to Stamboul���������a distance of 820 miles. Every moment waa  precious. His orders were "not to spare  himself nor others." He did neither. His  way lay through mud, mountains and  darkness. An old musket wound open-  ed in his wild career, and drenched him  with blood, and he repeatedly fainted in  the saddle. Twice his horse fell with  him. Thirty minutes lo change horses  wns all the rest he took���������np.u-l from one  "blessed sleep of six hours," and so,  after five days and eleven hours in the  saddle, hn rode, or rather reeled, into the courtyard of the. British Embassy  at Pera, after having covered an average distance of 150 rii'.lcs a day for five  and a half days���������a finer case, of personal, endurance even than th.it of Sir  Robert Cary, who had done his average  133 miles per diem for three days. The  "voice of honor and humanity had been  vindicated," as Canning wrote���������nor  would anyone have protested.if, in such  a cause, a liundred horses had been killed, nnd Townley's great ride of 820 miles  in 131 hours was recited in the House  of Commons to the pride and wonder  of all Englishmen.  u  resistihiy  to  Uim.    Today  you  and    I  may do similar service. For the world j af^rTh- most conipfete'milking,'a'smali  admires just a little more than all other* ] amount of milk, offers ideal conditions  the upright, consistent Christian. There \ for bacterial growth. When the ani-  . .     .. ,.      , ! mal'lies down,  he it on  the pasture or  U a sweetness in  the companionship of ; ,n lhc stabl(>j lhe ud(Jer and teilU (;om0  in contact with dust and dirt, wliich  are teeming with bactern. It se<Mn=.  then, reasonable to conclude that in  case of leakv udders the bacteria adhering to thn exterior of the teat have easy  access to the interior, where they meet  an age-d saint which cannot be found  elsewhere���������for satan has no happy old  men. There is a., sacrcdness in the  touch of tbat life which has walked all  its way with God. lien love it and arc  Inspired with greater courage therefrom.  It is, therefore, no vain thing to say  that' Christians are doing the works today which Christ did and drawing multitudes to service !  Manifestly Christ has in view .the  wondrous development of Christianity  throughout the coming years and een-  iurie*. In this He intends to work  more and more through Christians. Not,  therefore, separated from Him, but, as  His active agents, are they to do these  greater works. Tho work of salvation  is to proceed upon an ever-enlarging Hue  of service. Redeemed men and women  ne to behold their work expanding and  they themselves developing into greater  efficiency. Just as the daily toiler in  the application of inventive genius does  greater actual work than the inventor  himself (but only because his genius  snakes it possible), so Christ in the re-  <*mjitii>P of taic world plans to use with  A Blurred Color Line.  IVE thousand dollars   reward  13  ottered   for   Miss  Maddi-  WT\     son,"   snid   tho  station   ser-  B geant, yawning over his last  hour on duty, for It was two  o'clock    in     tho     morning.  "Thai's a queer disappearance as ever  wo tried to fathom.   A young girl buys  a ticket for Chicago, takes a Pullman',  car,  gets  to her  destination,  tees  the  porter, gets in a slreet car and is never  heard  of again. . Her aunt telegraphs  to know why she doesn't arrive.   Her  parents telegraph that she loft, as arranged.   The conductor remembers her,  the  Pullman    porter    remembers  hor.  And,   with  all   that,  she  drops  out of  sight like a tailing star.   She was one  of the prettiest girls ln Denver."  "And her luggage?"  ' "Was claimed by someone the same  day and shipped east."  "So she must have left Chicago."    .  "Not at all.    Her chocks  were  presented, but anyone might have got hold  of lliem.    Strange, however, that they  struck the right  place for finding the  trunks, unless they wore on the train,  too."  "And    the    luggage    was     claimed  again?"  "No, not until the mother described  tbe contents of a left trunk at Grand  Rapids, which had the girl's initials on  It.   It was one ot the trunks just as the  mother had packed it.  Five thousand  dollars reward,"  and the station sergeant sighed.   "I'd like to earn it."  I was  going to Grand Rapids,  and  laughingly remarked:   "Well,  I'll  look  out for Miss Maddlson, sergeant. What  did she look like?" The sergeant opened  a locked drawer. "Here's a photograph  of  ner,"  he said.  "She's a beauty���������at  least, she was. I doubt it she's alive." I  saw a cabinet portrait o������ a lovely, fragile-looking,  refined   girl,    with   long,  slender nose  and  thin,  arched lips,  a  sensitive, high-strung splrltuelle creature, but with, nothing of weakness in  her features.    The great, serious eyes  were deep and very beautiful, and half  veiled  by  rather  heavy  lids.    Anyone  seeing that face wouldn't easily forget  it. "May I have that picture?" I asked,  impulsively.   "I'll bring it back on my  return trip."  The station sergeant laughed.   "I got  it from a reporter who made a drawing  of it for the paper," he said.   "But, as  you say,  I'd recognize Miss Maddison  anywhere.    She had the loveliest pale-  gold hair, that curled in little rings all  over her head, just like a boy."  "You've seen her?"-  "Cerlalnly.   She has often visited her  stunt here, and I used to have a beat  on the North Side betore I got promotion.    Miss Maddlson spent one whole  summer  in Chicago,   the year  of  the  World's Fair.    She was only a slip of  a girl then.   She was nineteen the day  before she disappeared."  "Strange  story!"   1   said,   carelessly,  but I put the photo in lny pocket, and  presently   strolled   to   the    station   to  await my train for the  East.    It was  not long before I was comfortably settled tor the trip  and had impressed my  porter with the fact that I was a person of consequence.   How lt is possible  to do this I shall not make public, but  the porter,  a tall and fine-looking negro,  hovered  about nie with  a solicitude which was most soothing.  "We change time at'Chicago, porter;  what Is the right hour?" I asked, as he  stooned  betore me ��������� to put  ln a cinder  screen.   He pulled out his watch, turning It away from me, and I caught its  inner side reflected In the little mirror  which was set between the seats,  he  holding the  watch very close to lt as  he stooped.    In the lid was set a woman's picture, at which I stared as i������  galvanized.    It was  a  tiny replica of  the large photo which at that very moment stretched my breast pocket. "What  was this  son o������ Ham doing with the  picture    of    the   young   Denver   lady  whose disappearance  had  raised  such  a  commotion?    Before  I   could   draw  breath,  the porter snapped- his watch  shut, said In deferential tones, "Barely  a quarter to three, sah," and straightened his tall form, as the cinder-scre������n  slipped Into its groove.  "Have - you .been  long  on   this  run,  porter?" I asked, carelessly.  "Tes, sah;  run from Chicago to Detroit for several years now."  "And never further?"  "No,  sah.    I don't know  Canady at  all."  "Nor   west   of   Chicago,   either?"   I  '    asked., carelessly.. stlU.^wlth my eye on  '^"hlm,   as   he   reached   Into   an~up'per"~  berth  opposite.    For Just one moment  he hesitated, then with a short laugh  he answered:  "Well,   not     much,   sah.       I've   run  through .to 'Frisco several times,  and  once or twice short trips.    This is ray  regular route."   Someone rang, and the  porter hurried away, but presently he  came   back.     "You   goin'   through   to  Canady, sah?" he asked.  "Perhaps so," I said.   "If I don't find  what I want first."  "Oh, you'll find It, sah," he said, with  cheery   conviction,   and   made   himself  busy ovor his ti'-d-maklng again.  I went through to Detroit, after all.  ...... ,       .,    ,   , .     i I don't know why, except that I hate  in spit* of i.s hoary ng.-, but ils habits j Mng rome,j  out  at  nlghti  and  when  are singular.    It belongs    to the o*d<sr j ono  has  privileges such  as  I  enjoyed  one chooses ���������to  ;ave my man a  The K!hft'������ Kind Act.  An interesting- incident in the visit of  thc King and Queen to Punrobin forms  the subject of an illustration on this  page. During the swimming races rive  email boys stood upon the diving stage  ln readiness for the race for juniors,  but when the word was given only four  plunged in, the courage of the fifth having 'ailed him at thc last moment. Ke-  cognizing liis disgrace, he burst into  tear3, and nothing would induce him to  come .up.-.thjr_steps   Ircm   the   waters  edge. At. last Mr! Austen Chamberlain"  descended and led him up, and once up  the Queen patted liis little naked back  and the King gave him .-omcthmg to put  in his pocket���������onlv he hadn't one. The  spectators were delighted with thc kindness of the act and cheered their Majesties loudly. This sket'-h is taken, from  The .London Daily Graphic.  Sevcnicen-yriir   T.ocnxtiv.  During a. recent vi3it to Baltimore Rr.  Oldright  obtained    some    specimens of  that noted species of thc Cicada family,  known a- the .^cvent'cn-veai- loeuit.    It  c ' i  l? not a vory formidable-looking insect, I  U'linopternc, nnd ha.s a  hody about nn j 't'3 no matter how far o  inch and a quarter in length, and trans-     \r!\,cl'    A'   Detroit I  sa^  .      .      .        =    ' dollar.    "Buy  your swec  most favorable conditions for rapid de  velopmcnt. This assumption is borne  out/by tbe results of many investigation!!, which invariably show that cows  with leaky udders harbor a very large  number of bacteria in thc milk. 'For  this reason, such eows am discarded  from the herd in ?ome sanitary dairies.  On the other hand, where, the sphincter  muscles close the teat firmly, the bacterial invasion is greatly checked.  From what has' been said above it  may clearly be seen that, if cow.i are.  allowed to wade, in swamps covered  with stagnant water, or lie down on  dirty, filthy stable floors which sre^cov*  ered with excreta, etc., the dinners are  that a comparatively large number of  bacteria will be able to enter the. uddT  through the teats, a fact which U especially true In the ca?c of cowi that  leak their milk. it i=s obvious, therefore, that the discarding of animal'i  which suffer from d'ne.-nc and of cow-t  that have leaky udders, the u-e of  drained pastures and of clean bedding  on thc stall floor, constitute the first  Btep towards impro- eing the livgicnic  and keeping quality of milk.���������Cornell  Univcrsitv   Experiment  Station.  parent, red-veined wings. In the. adult  state it lives about two months, and  this period is spent hIiovc ground, and is  occupied wilh propagating the species.  The injuiry it does to vegetation is not  by eating, for it is said to fast in this  extra terrestrial existence, but by lay-  inn H* eji\ia in the twigs of trees, which  brfeik off and fall to thc ground. This  duty accomplished, the- insect dios. The  larvae emerge from the eggs in about  seven weeks., and at once penetrate the  ground, where, lhey fcrd on the juices of  the roots of plants, at a depth of from  six inches to two feet. There they remain, moulting a number of time*,-for  seventeen years, when, in turn, they  come forth, frequently in swarms, tr, fulfil their little de=tiny in the natural order. To thii end the pupae work their  way by some common impulse to tho  surface, climb the tiff, and there the.  perfect insect, hrpuki from the pupae  cose leaving the latter translucent, with  a split along the hack like the open door  of a deserted dwelling.  Ke������?p Hip Mrni Cows.  A difference of only nne quart of milk  a day for ten nionllii between two rows  imoniits to 300 quarts, which will be  worth from $10 lo $20. according to tho  price obtained per quart. ThU fact  should convince all who sell milk from  lhc farm that it does not pay to keep  sny but the bcht cows In be fi'ainrd.  uy your sweetheart an lee  cream," I said, as he profusely thanked  me. "My good lady thanks you, ������ah,"  he said, merrily. "I'se a married man,  ���������ah."  "Then what the mischief," saild I to  roys������lf. "does your wife think of your  carrying a white girl's picture In your  watch cover?"  As I selected a cigar in the nearest  reliable shop, again I thought of the  live thousand dollars awaiting an earner, and a. solution arrived. "He's got  the picture for the very same reason  I've got mine," I said to myself. ��������� "I  mustn't go on any bat with this photo  In my possession and ite searched by  Home orfi>!ou* bobby!" and I grinned  al what my wife would say If she read  In the papers that I was a suspected  abductor of Denver womankind.  I had occa.sl<;n|ito visit a man whose  apartment wa������ In rather an unpopular neighborhood that afternoon, and  as we lounged In his sitting-room window I Irlly a.iked him what sort of  neighbor* h������ had. "Oh, all sorts,'.' he  said, cynically. "Poor clerks can't live  In swell loealltle.i. "I have Jews to  the right, and shady folks here and  there. ^/They're an Inoffensive lot, white,  brown and black." I looked across tho  road, whero some very tidy windows  stood open. A sm-'"l shop occupied the  ground P.oor, and "Room To Let" was  tho '"r"-...\ i,x\ a raid in the w.lndqw.  Above we.-e the tidy open windows,  and   just   within   one   of   them    hung  ttcros3 a chair a blue  coat,  gold-bu'.-  toned, and a railway porter's cap.  "Very decent nlygcr and his wife liv,  there,", said my Bohemian. "I suppose  he's a Pullman porter; he's always apparently ln bod most of the day when  he's home. Wife's averted little dandy, with the prettiest voice. Sings very  nicely,'.and is a good-looker. Not a  real nlgser; more of while Ihon black.  One of Topsy's cream-colored nigger::.  Works somewhere. I oficu meet her  going .up-town of a morning. Uui  what am I giving you, old chap? Excuse me. In niy lonely life I become  observant of any person not quite repulsive. Let's drop the neighbors.  They're a sorry lot."  I stayed in Detroit for a week, and  had 'business with this man which-  took me to his rooms again. "While  there I hoard a beautiful soprano voice  singing a rather dilllcult scrap ot an  opera some five years old. "That's my  cream-colored Dinah,", s'ald the man.  flippantly. "I wish she'd come and  water her window-boxes. It's time she  looked after them." Just as he spoke  the curtains parted and a slim arm  came out, holding a small shower watering-pot. The singing woman began  to water her flowers, and I could' see  her small brown face peering dosvn as  she carefully showered her plants. Her  dark hair lay in little curls upon her  forehead, and her eyes looked handsome across the narrow street. "When  she caught sight of us watching her  she became mute and drew partly back.  "She's a nice little thing, and not bold,  as you see," said my client, observing  her. "Even these humble:, folk havo  the good of life. They took those  rooms about three .years ago," and 1  quite enjoy them. Just a tidy pair.  He's a great big chap; very good-looking for a darkey. See! there he is, at  the other window." There he was ln  his shirt-sleeves, my porter of the train  from Chicago. We both drew back, as  he leaned from the window and looked  up and down the narrow street. The  woman at the other window also leane.i  out, and called to him, pointing to a  straggling strand of nasturtiums which  trailed nobly independent from hei  flower-garden. She reached her arm  very far out and tried to impiison the  trailing flowers, and Just then her  sleeve caught in a nail protruding from  the window-frame, and rip! went tlu  dark cambric, laying bare a couple i f  inches of her upper arm. I started and  exclaimed.  "What's the matter?" said my client,  curiously, as the cry iburst from my  lips.  ' "Oh, nothing. She's torn her dress."  I answered, as she disappeared, and  the porter also withdrew into the seclusion of tho room opposite.  But I have extra good eyes. I had  seen her bare upper arm, and as sure  as I was alive it was as white as the  driven snow!  It was quite dark that- night when 1  entered -.the small shop, wearing my  .<orst coat and a newly-purchased  cheap hat, in which I felt very much  over-dressed.  "You've a room to rent?" I asked the  old mother who sold' wurst and other  delectable edibles.  "Yah, mein herr; vater, komm!"  Vater came, and we soon struck n  bargain. "I will pay you for a month,"  I said. "And when I get my trunk 1  will send it. My name is Jones. Put  the trunk in for ine."  "Yah," said vater. "It is a nice room,  and maype some soot, essen is by the  shop."  "You could send up my breakfast  each day?" I enquired.  "Yah, for cin mark���������twenty-flf cent."  "Very good." Send it to-morrow morning at eight o'clock," and I betook myself to my small hall ,bedroom, only  separated from the porter's menage by  a plastered wall. During the evening I  journeyed ��������� out more than once,' purchasing several things at the queer little shops and grinning as I saw across  the way the head and shoulders of mj  client, propped up in an easy chair.  Presently a soft, clear soprano voice  began to sing very sweetly next door,  and' a tinkling accompaniment on a  rather fair piano was audible. The wo-  man played and sang with evident culture and ability. And she was the wife  of a colored porter! She sang bo softly  that I didn't catch the word3 at first,  but presently I entrapped a line which  was not English. My heart beat quicker. No one can imagine the strength of  the Impulse that guided me, as I gently  set my door ajar and Intently'listened.  The old German frau was going to  -bedr~and-she-paused-before-my=door.i-  "You dere, mister?" ehe asked. "You  don'd light de gas?"  "No; I have bad eyes. I am resting  them after working," I mendaciously  explained. '  "Dose slnjrln' bees nice?" she asked.  'You like dern?"  "Yes," I said. "Is It your daughter  who sings German."  'Ach, no; das 1st Frau Jackson.  ���������\.ch! She Is schmart singer, hein?"  md the old woman glided away as  my neighbor's door opened quickly and  the girl came out.  "You want me?" she called to the retreating German.  "Nod ad all, my chilt; nod ad nil.  Only I wait to hear 'Du BIst wie Elno  Blumchen.'   That Is nice slngln'."  "Good-night.' said the clear, sweet  voice���������lhe   cultured,  white   voice!  "Guten-nasht, rny chilt. Schlafen sle  wohl," said tho guttural German voice;  ,ind I stood In the dark, with many  yieex thoughts.  Tfi'e girl paused before my open door.  "Is anyone there?" she said, nervously.  "A blind man, young lady, who has  rented   this  room   to-day,  and   thankt  you for your music."  She shrank Into her room timidly.  'Oh! I did not know tho room was  taken," sho said, hesitating. "There it-  i box of mine In It. Shall I send down  for the boy to take It out?"  "Don't trouble until to-morrow," ]  iald. "It will be quite sate. I shall  ock my door, madam." Then she very  ?cntly closed her own door, and the  aouse  wan perfectly still.  And I waited until very late beforo  C cautiously lit my gist and found un-  ler the sofa bed the box of the porter'B  wife. It was a very good box, Indeed���������  ���������xpenslve, and not much xuxed���������and on  the end were three letters���������E. G. M.���������,i  which certainly did not spell Jackson!  Very -early ln the morning I arose and  went out," and found a locksmith to  ipen'a locked trunk. He soon had the  ;runk open, sold mc a key which fitted  t, and took himseir off before eight  Vclock. Then I hesitated, but only for  i moment. I had gone too far to resl.it  further temptation. In a trice the tray  tt the trunk was on my bed, and I was  .ookins at its contents. As a married  man. r could appreciate the cost ot the  lalnty  things  It    contained,   none  t-f  vhich I dared disturb. I glngeny  jpened the hat-box. Ther:, tucked in  ine corner was a dainty gra.y card-  :ase, which I very carefully took out.  Several cards were In it, and on each  ine was engraved "Emily Gordon Mad-  llson!" I took one of them, hid it ln  ���������ny own pockolbook, nnd replaced the  .ray, locked the trunk, and carefully  shoved it back under the sofa-bed. I  nad found what I wanted, and flve  thousand dollars lay.In my Inside pock-  21! After 'breakfast the boy came for  the trunk, which he carried Into the  aext room, and during thc day I hoard  some more singing���������such happy carols  :hat I almost thought thc whole busl-  less must be a. weird dream, until I  stealthily glanced Into my pnc'.-.elbook  tt the card. "What under the canopy  :ould have led this sweet young.lady  .o bestow herself upon a nlRser?" I  isked, furiously. "To leave homo and  lamlly and associations, and live in a  grubby city slum and yet be happy  :nough to sing In that wondrous way?"  ! am afraid when on the second or third  ���������norning I heard a deep mellow- voice  Dlendliig with her clear treble I had a  nurderous Impulse to begin an assault  jpon a son of Ham!  Before I became solicitor for the railway I had taken five years of criminal  practice, and had come across somo  lueer cases. But here was I, by a cur-  ous fatality, mixed up In a compllca-  .lon at once weird and interesting to a  3egree. "I shall go to Denver," I said,  juddenly, when-I had received at my  supposed hotel an imperious telegram  Trom my wife, asking when il was  ,-oming home to arrange our holiday  trip. So on the next evening I boarded  i train, and as soon as I stepped Into  :he sleeper I encountered the tall form  and dollar smile of my friend the colored porter.  "Evening, sah. Yes, the parlor Is va-  ;ant. I got a message from town 'bout  in hour back," he said, politely. "You  ;o clear through this time, sah?"  "Yes, to Chicago," I "said.  He regarded nie with reminiscent eye  and smiled. "Got what you was look-  in' for, sah?"  .  I started and slared, then answered  thoughtfully, "I think so, John; I think  so," for I remembered my words ot a  fortnight earlier.  "That's good. sah. Tole you you  ,vould, you know," and with a low  ?hucklc tho porter showed me to my  state-room.  I fell asleep as_comtortably as old  travelers do, and neither dreamed of  Jackson nor his white helpmeet. When  I wakened hell was abroad. There was  a hideous jolt and jar, loud calls and a  crash of rending timbers. The door  burst open, and the porter shot ln, his  arms outstretched us ne plunged. Together we fell to the floor, to the roof���������  somewhere���������he over nie, and then there  was a sickening Interval of faintness,  which lasted but a moment, and cool  night air blowing upoa me, and someone deeply groaning close by. I  stretched up an arm and touched a  warm face. "Oh, Go.d! Is that you,  sah?" said a deep bass. "We'se  wrecked, sah, an' a beam is lying 'cross  my back. It's close on good-bye time,  I guess, for me!"  ' I put up my hand again. "I'm all  right, porter, but a cut on the head,"  [ said, weakly. "I shall call out for  help," which I proceeded to do with my  leeble might.  Then the deep voice went on. "I'se  done, sail. This big .beam's broke my  back. IEcel It,coming. Oh.'God! and  Lady-bird's all alone!"  A sudden terror rang ��������� through his  voice. I touched his face again. "See  here, porter; Is Lady-'bird your wife," I  asked, gently stroking his cheek. "Don't  give In yet. Tell nie what you want  me to do, when we get out of this  wreck."  "Do!" he screamed. "You can't do  nothing, sah. She's all alone except  for me. She left all of 'em for me,"  and his voice trembled. "She's an angel, sah, is my wife, sure enough. God  "������������������help her!". -  . .  .-  "Well, she shall never want, John,"  I said, solemnly. "I swear it, ahd If  you���������feel so badly���������is there anything  you'd like me to say to her from you7"  "Tell her I died worshipping her," he  said, in almost fierce tones. "Tell her  if it could be done over again I couldn't  do different; but tell her to go back.  She'll understand. Tell her If helllasts  forever and I'm ln the midst of It, I've  no complaint to make. I've had my  heaven. ' Can you reach me again, sah?"  I knew perfectly .what was coming,  and touched, not his face,' but his  .body._;!!Can__yjmiget^my^watch, sah,.  and put it in your clothes? , "Will you"  take it to her? My address is written  on it, on the chamois case. Will you  just give lt to her yourself, sah?" .  "Indeed I will, if you .don't .get there'  first," I said, cheerily, feeling In the  vest pocket and taking out the'watch.  "Looks like robbery, porter," I continued, stowing it away in- my pocket/  "See"here, if my legs weren't pinned  down, I'd try to help you." Now, 1  am going to call out again���������a'lantern  is coming this way." -  My shouts soon brought some scared  rescuers, who succeeded in freeing my  legs and dragging me from the wreck,  whon I promptly fainted and was carried to a.shed near by. When I came  to, my first words were, "Where's the  porter?" '    ���������  A man gasped out, "We can't loose  him; he's pinned fast. Ain't groaning  any more, so I guess he's passed in  his checks. Did you know him," mister? Reckon he saved you from that  big .beam that's lying 'crost bis. spine  now. He was a powerful nigger that,,  and ns white Inside as they make 'ern."  /The past tense was chilling. "Go  and sec If he Is dead, and if- not, tell  him to hung on,..and that I swear I'll  not forget, to do'as I promised him, and  more alBo."  "Well, don't excite yourself, mister.  _or you'll go off agiln. Here's the doctor was nearest," and away he went,  grimy and weary, to take my message. Presently he came back. "Porter's passed out, mister," he said, tersely. "I went straight to him with your  word, and as soon as I gave it, he just  said, "Good-bye, Lady-bird'.' und gin  up."  When I had been put to bed in a  wayside shack, and another man had  gone with a telegram to my wife and  yet another to "Lady-bird," and the  clay dawned on the wreck, the doctor  cam<fagaln. "They have freed the body  of your porter, sir," he said. "What do.  you wish now?"  "Have it cared for in the best way  possible. Forward it by special If you  can to the nearest undertaker, and  then look out for the answer to my  telegram. And say, doctor, I have his  watch ?.nd a message for his wife,  ���������which I am pledge' "������ (������o*������-������������������������������������  "Right,"    said    the    doctor,  heartily.  "ijor, by S.<22.z-.: or .tceident, he certaln-  ly'saved your ilia, ���������*::���������'." "Oh, he meant  it till right," I i������i.l, with a catch in my  .���������oice. "He mat.- slruisht for my stateroom when we collided, and spread his  ���������irms above me. God have mercy on  him I" Then 1 belliought me of my  li-Iond the clerk in Detroit, and the  nve thousand dollars reward offered  by the piicnts of Miss Maddlson for  Information 113 to. her whereabouts.  "I'll give him a chunce to earn that  some day!" f said. "For I don't want  to have a hand in the matter till after  I hnve ju.31 one talk with the Ladybird!"  Very soon a man canae in with a wire  Coi- me, two, three ot Ihem! My wife's  first���������only three words, "Thank God!  Coming." 'My partner's���������"Will be down  ay special this morning." The Lady-  olrd's���������"Send   body   to   Mrs.   Jackson.   Second street, Detroit.   Wire when  to meet it." Then, for all the h'orroi  and the sadness, I s'.ept for hours.  My wife sat at rny bedside when )  awoke, pale but smiling. Only thoso  who enjoy happy married life can  guess how our first words and thoughts  were Intimately personal; but suddenly  an idea struck me. Here was my natural helper ln the case of the Ladybird. So, while we sat hand ln hand, I  told her .what you know from this tale;  showed her the two pictures and enlisted her warm sympathy. "You must  ffo to her," I said, decidedly. "Go to  Che Cadillac, send a carriage, for her,  and get that damn stuff off her face  and hands. I suppose the hair-dye will  take time." My wife put her hand  over my mouth. "Don't swear over it,  dearest," she reproved. "She shall be  Deautlful Miss Maddison once more if  :hore's a face-doctor in Detroit .worth  her salt, She'3 my sister or yours, and  has run away with a theatrical troupe.  Could you stand the disgrace?" I  kissed her emphatically. "Julia, you're  a trump!" "Not an ace of spades:^ anyway," said my beaming 'wife. "I'd  idopt a whole nigger family, I am so  Jrateful for your escape���������so grateful  to that bravo, good porter-man. Just  leave It all to mo, honey, and you'll see'  how I can manage."  A week- after I was shown into a  room .at tlio Cadillac, where my wife  "Sat with a slender woman In a crape  gown. Her face was pale, and on hei.  small head was a luxurious crop of  golden curls, over which that most  pathetic -of tho many crowns of womanhood, a widow's cap, was perched.'  To a mere man, Ignorant of the barber's art and the mysterious toupee,"  the change was magical. My wife rose  and took the slender-woman's' hand.  "Mrs. Jackson, this is my husband,"  who'has something to tell you. Be  brave, my dear sister," she said, and  kissing the pale cheek of the porter'B  wife���������or Miss Maddison!���������she left us  alone.  I cannot report that interview, but  It Is one of the short times I don't"desire to live through again. ' My brain,  usi'ally so alert and well-regulated,  was simply at loose ends. I was now'  the blind lodger, now the Peeping Tom,  across the road, now the man of business, and, above all, the man for whom'  another man had faced death and'been  taken at his word. Mrs. Jackson, being  quite unsuspicious, had decidedly the  advantage of me. I gave her the  watch and' the message, the' latter" as  well as I could. Then I dodged her  tremulous" thanks, her"' tremulous' lips'  upon" my hand, and bolted from her'  presence-ln a complete state of de-' L  morallzatlorr.      " '     ;  "We are going home soon, husband,  are we not?" asked my wife, when she  had somewhat calmed me. ,  I sent for my friend of Second street,-  and 'Invited him to earn flve thousand  dollars.    Needless  to say,  he  left  for  the Wcsfon'the next'traln'with a bW.  In his bonnet and an address In-Denver  in  his breast ��������� pocket.    In "due tline'a '  couple of .notices appeared In the Denver papers' to the effect that Miss Maddlson had reached home a.wldow.-hav.  Ing eloped three years before with a  secret lover and on hls'de.ith returned"'  ind been - welcomed with, enthusiasm..'"  My wife and myself advised the Lady-  olrd to'keep'her own-counsel, aiid'she -  lid  so, .her. married  life .being  amply .  touched for by my  wife and  myself, '  ind its-details being unknown'even to -*  the clerk, who.pocketed the five thou--  land dollars arid made his fortune ap-    ���������  parently .through a chance recognition1 '  it the losti.glrl when In pur company   .  n'DetroIt." "We love the La'dy-hlrd dear-  .y, and my, wife looks with'detective1 ���������  >yes at,every porter on the line.,,.;  One day I visited "once.more the ser-  Eeant-of-pollee,:and^returnedjhlm-the_-_  Photograph.    "You should have.had it  sooner had I not been nearly' killed, in  !hat railway oolllslon," I said,  with u' v  ivlld desire to tell him ot my series of '���������  surprising experiences.'  ���������.    ';.,..,-, ,-; :  -  "Ah well,,sir, them that's.born to be, t  hanged,- you know," said- the sergeant,  fawning. ."Now, wasn't,it'quear, that -  lust two months after you aud I had  :hat   talk   about   Miss   Maddlson' she "  ihould turn up?   She saw life, If that's  jvhat she went, away for, anyway!" .  "Aye, and death, too," said I,'softly.   '.  "And to think hew easy'that Detroit '"  shap spotted her at the'Cadillac.'"But  : suppose he got there just ' in time.  They say she was pit her way home to,  ler people.   Well, there won't be another five thousand dollars lying round  lor him-.to 'Pick up  as ;easy.- iThere' J.  wasn't much .about it In the.papers?',',  ie asked, with professional curiosity..  "Very little," I absented. " "It wa* '  ust a runaway love match." But all' ���������  he same, it remains to me a psychic ,  nyBtery.     ,  ., ���������  ,.  ,  I  ���������rim  M  Humor in a Catalogue.  A specimen 'of humorous cataloguing,  juoted by the."Critic" from a "Wyoming  tuctloneer's list, is as follows:   ,  Grand.. "The Heavenly Twlna." (Noi  io >be had separate.)  Grey, .Maxwell. "The Silence of Dean  Baltland."    (Broken.)    - .  Haggard, H. R. ��������� "She."    (Unique.)  Holmes, O. W. ."The Autocrat of the  3reakfast Table.   (Plates missing.)   " ���������  "How to Be Happy Though 'Married." .  ;Rare ln this state.) '  Phelps. "The Gates Ajar." ,Un-  >pened.)  To the World's End.  He (describing his journeylnes)���������  Then, leaving Gibraltar, I made my'  vay to Australia, and from there I  vent to the-diamond mines In South  Vfrlca, where I made my fortune. Then  -do you follow me, Miss Crynkle? . She  ;wlth a vivid blush)���������To the world's  tnd, Mr. Rodcsworthy.���������Cope "Regls-  ler." -    .    . -      .  %  m /  ^  fc?  BBH|  =TKe Moorkstorke=  By Mrs. C. N. Williamson,  Author ol "A.Girl of the Peoplo," Etc.  ���������ies, very cold," the girl assented",  and then felt that further beating  about the bush would be so Intolerable  that she must scream aloud instead of.  converse If she were forced to endure  it.'���������'���������.'You sent for nie, Mr. Anderson,"  she said, "and here I am."  "Yes, I sent for you," he echoed.  "Tiie fact ��������� Is, I've . been thinking for  several days since rehearsal began that  ���������er���������tihat the part of Colia is hardly  eulted to you. Your method is���������er���������  rather too spirited."  Could it be possible, Winifred quickly asked herself, that ho was about; to  Hell her of Mrs.PeterCarlton's intended departure, and offer her the part of  Rosalind, as Mr. Macalre had suggested, in splteof-the thing that -had  (happened last night?  "1 always was- a bad rehearser," :ehe  Sold.'���������������������������:  "1  know' that's  an amateurish  excuse, and I do try, but "  "I'm afraid that you'll never play  : Cella In a way to���������do yourself justice,"  Ainderson continued.-; "It���������really, you  know,;; Miss: Gray, you'd do , yourself  barm by playing lt, after the hit  you've .made as; Lady Kitty in .'The  Green Sunbonnet.' "  /Winifred's lips- began, to -feel' oddly  dry.! She*strove to speak naturally, but  (her voice 'sounded strained as she answered���������for ; she knew not What' was  coming���������"I'm sorry that; you .think so,  Mr. Anderson."  "I'm; sorry,  too���������more sorry- than.'I  can tell you," he  responded, emphatically..   There was sincerity ln UIs-accents",  and  Winifred  could' see  in  the  nan's handsome face that he was actually unhappy and miserably ashamed  ��������� of hlmsd2f.���������'���������,.��������� She; could  read his; mind  ���������well enough 'to: be sure that -he hated  ���������what h'e was doing, and .that he -was  acting tinder strong  compulsion.    He  must be.in^sad^flnanclal, stralts,_she  felt,  to* submit to such a humiliating  yoke," <forjhechad the re'putatlon among  theatrical "folk,of being an honorable  man.    , Stunned -as" she " was by  the'  thought of the Wow .about, to be dealt,  the.girl found, a certain sympathy^In"  her iheart for the executioner. ��������� ���������  "I'm   sorry  on    your  account  sorry on my own," he finished.  "Do you want me to give,up the part.  Mr.,rAnderson?' she asked, bluntly."  - "I think it -would be better for all  our,sakes, much as I dislike saying so.  Our contract'stipulates for two weeks'  notice on either side, you know,' Miss  Gray" (he gazed out of the window as  Jie spoke), "but the present circumstances are���������rather peculiar. If you���������  er���������gave up the part It would be Impossible for you to go on with the rehearsals. ' And so, If agreeable" to you.  ( you-need not attend, though, of course,  you'would continue-to draw your present 'salary_ for, another fortnight."-    - ,  -' ���������.    CHAPTER  IX. - ���������'    ���������'- '  ,    "Wlnlfred's'Dramatic'Exlt. -  i.t .  Now  at  last - the  murder -was   out.  IWlnifred wondered- at her .own coolness, for this .came near being a -deathblow to her.   She seemed to.be numb,  without ifeeling;-suddenly she cared ho  more than If this were happening to a  girt ehe haTdly  knew.    . Her ij impulse"  would have been .to refuse the salary���������  to say that ."she'.would not. take what'-  ehehad not earned,/.and that she -would,  consider-a her ^engagement"-" terminated  from   this-moment.    ��������� But,- with"  the-  pressing .knowledge r of Lher mother.'s  seeds, she.-oould'not"affordj,to'indulse  irer ihurf pride.       '.  "I���������don't tquite..understand, -,Mr; !An-f  derrson," uhe said-1!!! a"atralned voice'.  which seemed to, come from eomeoaa  ^    ���������       ,^Ki t v." J".J      .ii.'Ijii  ���������]���������*.' "Who"* to ptaM Lady Kitty if���������I  am dischargedV -���������'���������'...���������>_'  "Don't talk abaut^beh-n? .discharged,  my, .dearjl'ohlld r-'exclataed JUre ac-tor-  and  derson, beginning to.be Irritable inltiw:  midst of.'his.remorse.' "No such Uhlng  will'be known. ; You .'have boon taken  suddenly ill���������or family trouble has  forced you to give up acting for the  present���������which you please. You've only  to choose, and I'll have the same story  for all reportersjar anyone who. applies  to the theater for.---information."  "Family trouble!" The words stung  Winifred like netltlcs. There was truth  enough tor.such an excuse; nevertheless, she would not make it. "I think  I should prefer," she said, looking him  straight in the eyes, "that the real  truth should be. told."  He flushed under her look, and  dropped the long lashes of 'which he  was as proud as df he .hadbeen a professional beauty. "At least, 'Miss Gray,"  he^.retorted, sharply, <'I..ihave* spared  yo"ur feelings as much us possible.!- I  have seen you -myself, I have talked  with you as one friend talks to 'another, and "  A" sudden knock at the door seemed  to strike the next word from.his mind.  There was distress In his handsome  face as ihe said: "Come In."  Something told Winifred that It -was  Macalre who stood outside the door,  demanding admittance's������ that when  he entered he "had not, at all; events,  the satisfaction of surprising her. He  knew that George Ander&on had sent  for the girl, and the hour of the appointment; probably he had 'been with  tihe actor-manager^wlien the letter was  "written," arid he had come purely for  the pleasure of beholding the destruction .he had'wrought.  But at the sight of the hideous red  face and tho pale eyes which, though  the sneering lips were silent, said to  her; "I warned you what you had to  expeot,^and;I-..have ,kept my i,word,"_  Winifred's spiiit lose.  - A.bright color-sprang-lo her-cheeks..  Her eyes, were,like stars. Never had  sue' been'so"1 beautiful. " She" had'faced  the door as Lionel .Macaiie opened It,  and* she made "the one glance'she "save  tell him it'had been giveiv-merely, be-  ���������c'ause it-was unavoidable; ' r ���������) ,  ' "Go"od-morning and good-bye, Mr.  .Anderson," she said, her ihead held  high, and a, proud smile on her .lips.  Then,' drawing Iier1 dress aside that it  might not ,be desecrated by touching  the millionaire, slhe'swept by him without a look. '  "By Jove!'' she thought she heard  George - Anderson say, ���������os,- the door  closed" behirid; her.  - As ^she  went down ' the stairs from  the oflice,  the blood throbbing- In her  forehead seemed to blind her eyes with  a reddish mist.   Hardly knowing what  she did,' she "found  her way  through'  labyrinths , of .passages > to    the    region of  the dressing-rooms,- and  shut'  herself into her room.   There she half- .  (ell upon 'the' little wicker sofa, where'  she "had nestled so cosily many a time.,  She had loved the, very smell of, this  theater���������the ' queer, - Indefinable  odor  made up of gas and mustiness, whicn  Is,'like nothing In the world outside a'  theater,.or even further,in front [than  "behind  the scenes;"  and  to  her  the  Duke of Clarence's had seemed to have  ���������an', individuality of Its own.; She would  .have-known'ahe .was there,  and  nowhere else, if,ahe had been ,led in blind-  fold";"Jand she' iwould -"carry .away the  remembrance with  her,  though   affpr  to-"day-she"cwouldv"n"ever come' lnto-'theJ  place again.-     -      -  ~-:���������   Her,., big dress-basket stood against  the woll.'.and presently, she began putting things together, and packing 'them  lnto.lt. -jJameson'Could'have.been sent-  to do this'work,'but "-somehow she felt  that1 .she could teave it to. no one^else's  -hands.���������* There"'Was a'separate memory  In everything she touched, and she laid  them ���������ln, the ,basketr noyir.-wlth a sad  J tenderness. ;iIt ���������would be hard to .look-  at them after,this.- '-She'.wondered what  manager.' ���������"OfT"coairse7"you-oaii-g">-on���������;tae~ater~tliey"-Vould^ibe���������'carried���������into-!  playing Lady Kitty, if you really pre-'.'"next,"and so wondering her heart grew  fer, but I thought, as'there might'be- very cold. - How -should She tell her  gossip in the theater about the .part of... mother -of ..what had,- happened���������the  OeBa-being .rehearsed by-somepne'else^,tp0dr\JIlttle"Another 'who"- ought .to'be  It iwould.-ba rpleasanter_toCyou,.to ba���������'..petted~and. cheered and-given all- she  ��������� out of It altogether. Your understudy, 'wished for," Instead "of .being buffeted  (Miss Cotter, oouldUget through Kitty^ by hlgher���������swavesvm"the \deep sea of  Tery decently.^I daresay- And she's troubleT^'f^^J,^ i,*,,"'^  Suite good enough ior.Celia, poorglrl." , ;> -vyaien;'ev.erythln������'7waBtready:4tp^sba  " "'  '���������   -    " "���������    'ierit- ifor.-^Wirilfred. -took' onpi'lhsr^Ynok  "-Winifred eat"still,".thinking earnestly  for ������. momentf^ Lionel'. Maoalra had  kept Ma 'word,',and had lost notji moment ln setUngabout.lt.: 'Ther*1 was  no shadow of doubt tbat she owed this  blow ,to .filmr'though bytwha.t threats  or wfhat" bribes .he had^made George  ���������ent. ifor.-^Winlfred'.-took'.one*' lhst������T6bk  at'^he-room "and turned away.'- In, going out she had to pass a door,* which  led to tihe 6iage,-<and'the voices of peo  ple" rehearsing came tq'her jear������. _"M!ss  CottciV down right," quick" a"������'you"can,  Ksre!"  she" heard   the ~st6se-manazar  Jwihen  there.���������'we're rehearsals    and     matinees "Winifred lunched near the  theater at..two or half-past, when the  long business of rehearsing was over.  .Now lit was not yet twelve o'clock,  and.she would have plenty of time for  visiting agents 'before she need go  home: If only she could hear of an  engagement the-,'story which must be  told to iMrs. Gray would not be quite  so .hopeless.  '-'. In "Winifred's present circumstances  it wao a hard 01 deal to go and interview dramatic agents. By this, time  ;her name and her face.were very well  known in London. She had made an  -immense "hit," for which she had hei  charming personality and her extreme  "girllshness to thank, even more than  her talent, perhaps, and earlier in the  season she would have had no difhcul-  i.t'y,' in obtaining a "shop"���������as theatrical  .slang has It. Many managers would  ���������have been only,too,glad,to have such  an addition toi their companies, for  Winifred had proved an actual attraction' in herself-at the Duke of Clarence's. But now almost everything  -worth taking -would be gone, and theie  ���������was scarcely a chance that, she Would  have luck. Besides, she must not forget that she had made a powerful enemy. ,  . However, Winifred "had-; a great deal  . of moral courage, and, thinking of her  mother, she scrcwed.it to the sticking  place, only hoping thiat;she .might not  be childish enough to blush andlook  self-conscious yvhenr'.slie was questioned as to why rhe 'had co suddenly,  left Mr. Anderson.  She hadi had-two years of provincial  experience, but she had begun in a  school directed by an actor who took  *:(his Tnost. promising pupils out" on tour,  'therefore she had never had to do with  agents. She knew, nevertheless, where  they were to be sought, and, turning  Into;a .street'. off the. Strand;; she soon  found,the 'name of the man most believed in by the profession.  .(There were superficially jaunty, anx-  .lous-'eyed -young  men   going   up   and  "down   the * staircase   that   led   to   the  ofTice, and.there were preternaturally  ,, yellow-haired     young    women,    .-who  Jstared at Winifred as she ��������� passed with  ieager jealousy, wondering if the' luck  ���������which had  failed   them  w-as  for  her.  Some of them recognized her face, and  these-"were   more   jealous", and "eager  than the others, ^though one  and  all  painfully pretended-indifference.   -  Mr.' Fitz John /Doulton . 'had an outer  and inner' oflice, and favoied Indeed  .wei.e-i. the.applicants who ever, reached  the latter.  i. .Everyone-knew that there was a private exit from this sanctum sanctorum,- and. that .Mr.. Doulton had-a-way  of disappearing iwhile the outer room  was crowded by tho'se who had waited  for hours in the hope of seeing him.  This was the reason why so many men  and maidens haunted the stairs, lhat���������.  ���������while appearing just to have come, or  just to be going, stopplng--for a chat  with ans old" ,.fi iend, perhaps���������they  might" be'ready to dart upon'their prey  before he could manage to" escape."  Winifred did not know these secrets  of the prison-house, however, and she  walked with shy-slowness'Snto the outside office, the^'dreaded blush coming  as a ibroadslde ef stares Was directed  upon her.^.  - The room "was packed with actors  and actresses '.who were "resting" and  yearned to rest no more; and the walls  were covered with photogra.phi of other; aotors and actresses -who hoped, no  doubt, that their faces or figures mlglit  strike visiting managers as suitable to  their requirements. -^Almost, all, the  portraits were autographed, and it was  e [tribute^to iMr. FitzJohn ��������� Doulton's  benevolent 'talent that so many pro-  ifesslonul-ypeople were "his gratefully"  and Ws Vwith the "kindest remem-  hrances^yfe'-V. " * ,.;,- '���������'; ,'-  : The occupants of this' room, were not  ofi. the theatrical, haut monde; iwlth  which Winifred had been associated  since Joining Mr. Anderson's company.  They were'more of the sort sthe, had  known on tour, but there-were no", familiar faces, and she' was thankful for  that, as she was In no mood for greetings,, or" questionings ^-f rom ' acquaint-  , anoes."  At Intervals a youth threw open the  door which led'to Mr. Doulton's inner  office, calling a ^ame; and then, with  an- air of importance which might almost have been a lever to move' the '  world, a man or woman rose, moved  across;; the room, 'followed by -envious  eyes,  and .was shut out of, sight Into ;  the place where all fain would be.  ~rWiinifred-thought-it-very-likely-.that,--  tf she chose* to say "I am Miss Gray,  trom the Duke of Clarence's," the gold-  sn.sceptre would be held forth: to her  without the tedious necessity- of ^waiting for her turn; but she' would not do  this.    It was not fair that she "should  be tpreferred before ���������-.". people  who  had  waited for hours, perhaps.   60 she sat  outwardly quiet," raging within, as she  mentally" reviewed"  her   scene    with  George; A-nderson, until ait last the self-  flufflcient  youth   announced   that   Mr.',  Doulton.h'ad'been called away on busi-  -     ���������'-.������ *-;-,t    ���������-,���������_'-' " < ' .-   "J  the noxt"fortplght.jhe w'ou Id'"surely^  cause her to regrcVit, either by fora-'  -. ing himself upon her-^dt' the 'theater or  /by,: some other method- which' she .could  not foYesee'.-' '' "'4 ' '��������� 'v(,-'"4 '-  Now:that-this-terrlble slight had been  put iUpon-her by the manager there  would, be.1 nothing.;save .humiliation , for  ���������her at-the Duke of Clarence's, whero  8he had "been--so happy; there wai-  nothing more for������>her In the,engage  ment  except  ���������that was  grace she could.       '  "Very-well,-Mr. Anderson,"- she said,  dully. "I do think I am being,, hardly  treated, tout I,know very well'there's  no object to be gained by saying so,'  except a. little' rather bitter satisfaction^ "myself, perhaps."  I must accept  which had brought. hcr.sUch-joy;. >1������' privileged..way. VHopi  ,t> takej'the remaining money; '111? You|re .not looklng.y  was duor'and retire-with Mvhat-"   melt."       t.. *��������� ���������* .a-  "���������'������������������.   ./.  blood rusihed up, to" Winifred  s"face,': for -Miss Cotter^ was: her  understudy���������a pretty, girl of no parti-  ' culnr talent,' recruited ��������� from" "society."  Winifred knew .exactly what scene  they-were working at, and she hurried  Dast'tihe^door, only^anxlous.tcwmeet.ho  .one.    .    ....   .  ^ _   . .,���������  ���������She was fortunate,In this, for everybody was on the .stage,' and she had  only to faoe the doorkeeper in his little  -room ,;.     _ ^  ..  "iOtt again,  miss?"  he remarked  in  Hope you  ain't  quite  your-  iie remarked, as the girl rose to go. "1  was���������er���������informed "that you would  oome to me to-day."  Wln6fred opened hor. eyes very .wilde.  "How very strange!." she exclaimed.  "Will you tell me i\ho 'infoi"ied' you''"  Mr. Brownwood smiled. "That's exactly what I don't know. The fa-ct'is,  it was an anonymous letter. I.attached  no importance to it.-'and had almost  forgotten;,the tilvlng".until you camo. In."  Winifroci u.'S scailet. "Pl-.a:e te'l  mc what the.letter said. I think I have  a right to know that. I���������should llko to  see it."  "I'm afraid it went into the waste-  paper basket���������the best place for Mich  things," he replied. "But I can remember almost the exact words; theie  weren't many. Let mc see. 'If Mi=.s  Winifred Gray calls upon you wishing-  for an engagement, ask her why she  was discharged from tho Duke of Clarence's.' "  "You - haven't asked me!" broke In  the girl.  "Of-course not. I don!t suppose for  a moment yon w���������e discharged. Some  jealous, malicious woman������������������"  "I was discharged," Winifred stammered. - "Everyone will know It, and���������  I.know.who sent you the letter. . But   "and she paused for a moment���������"1  can't tell anybody. ��������� It would .only do  me harm, and the person who-wrote it  counts upon that."  ; Vl-wouldn't. think of 4t If I wereyou,".  said the agent. "I oughtn't to have  mentioned it���������'but I spoke out lmpul-  ���������slvcly. Woll, good-day. Come and see  .me again."  Winifred scarcely knew how she got  downstairs and Into the'street. She  was as sure as if s,he had been told  ��������� tlmt the same letter which Mr. Brown-  wood had received or one like it had  been sent to every respectable agent  and every manager in London. So  gossip would be born and grow apace.  And; then, when the questllon was going the rounds: "Why did Mr. Anderson discharge Miss Gray?" some horrible answer would" be ready to meet  and blend with dt in a hateful marriage. ��������� .     ,.  Still, she would'not go'home discouraged lo.bewiail herself In Idleness. She  went to "such", other agents as might  possibly help her, but, as Mr. Brown-  vtood had said, there ivas "nothing do-;  ing.", One 'asked her bluntly why she  had left the~.Xlv.ke of Claience's; another hinted, at .his* desire, to know.  They had had the lelteis.  No.v it occurred to her that she  migh^call upon managers, telling them  ���������If lhey still needed the'information���������  that.the was at liberty. So she went  from'theater to theater, hut found" no-  one. She must wiite and ask .for nn  ��������� appointment if she"wished to succeed,  ;s'he was told.  .   At last theie was no living more to do  .but go home, tired out, andrbieak the  news to her mother."  -   As  it' happened, -this  was  their' "at  .home"  das',  and if'all had. been well  -Wunifred would have hurried back at-  xter  reheaisal -and, her  late  lunch   to  dress .and  help  receive  some  of    the  1 friends they had made since coming to  Jive in London. 'But now, she had forgotten all aboutjlt, and^did not. remem-  .���������ber until s>'he was fitting her latch'-key  lnj the door that she, could not expect  "to.find her mother alone", for already lt  "was close" upon five" o'clock.  >As she stepped  into the passage  a  !lbuzz  of feminine -voices  greeted her,  with a deeper   undertone iwOilch told  .that women /were not the only visitors.  iI~or .a-morhent tho elri hesitated, for tt  . seemed  almost more than . she could  ^bear to meet people and smile and chat  iais If she bad not a core ln the world.  "Winifred  walked''s'tnalght' Jnto   the  vdraiwlrtg-Toom  without  stopping even  to "take off her hat.   Their Thursdays  were quite popular, because non-tihea-  trical people thought it Tather nice to  ;See  t'he_;pretty young actress oft^the;  ^stage aiid In .her own home, wliile^.the  ���������few   professionals   .who ,came   really  'Mked the!glri;and  her another. I,.But  -never had' Winifred seen'the room", so  '.crowded as it    was    to-day,  and her  heart gave a ,bound as she saw  Chat  .several   memlber3  of   Mr.  'Anderson's  company! -were there. -      ���������  One glance she gave round the room,  and'then her.eyes turned to >M.rs.,Gray.:.  The little woman's face was white and  ���������drawn,-despite the smile it wore," and  'the gaze - with which she, .met her.  daughter's;was piteous as that of some  trapped,'dying'creature of the woods.  It wassail-that Winifred could do to  restrain,herself from.j-urftilng to her  mother, obllvious^of evcrybne,'(and begging her to say what had caused lhat  loblCof "iogonliTed "d-isti ess^"ForLth"e_glrl_  knew the elder woman well enough to  be sure tlhat physical pain and fatigue  alone would not .account for It."  ��������� But there was an appeal dn'the great,  soft eyes whdeh seemed too large for  the small pale face .with Its frame ot  -Whitening hair." They begged Winifred to act as it nothing were wrong,  . to go on to the end hravely, as her  another meanl to' do. ,.       , p  "JVe were just wondering,wlhat .had  Ibeccflne of you, dear," remarked Miss  Duplessls, the lady 'Who played queen-  A WELLAND  MERCHANT  He says Ha   is  Wow  Fueling Better than^he has foe Many  "Sfoiirs.  An Open Letter in which a Prominent Citizen gives a Strong Recommendation for n)orid'.s .Kidney Pills,  a  Remedy which He  says    Restored    Him    to   Good  Health.  Welland, Ont., Sept. 29.���������(Special).  ���������Mr. J. J. Yokom,  grocer and pio-  vision merchant  ot     this place, has  given  lor 'publication-;au open  letter  as follows:  "For a year or moie I hail* ' been  ailing with Kidney Trouble in all its  worst forms'. I had a very depressed  feeling in my head and little or no  appetite, a constant feeling of lan-  gour, antl I became; greatly reduced  in weight.  "At times I was entirely incapacitated.  "I have spent considerable money  in medicines of different Kinds but  did not get any, good results. 1 also  doctored with a physician of vast experience but got no benefit.  "At last'I became discouraged and  hopeless of ever being well again.  One day by luck I heard of Dodd's  Kidney Pills and began to use them.  '.'From the first they seemed to suit  my case exactly, and when 1 had  taken live boxes my 'old trouble had  entirely disappeared, and I was feeling' better than 1 had in many years,  i'i am now in splendid health and  able to stand great exertion, in fact  my general health is better than - it  has been in a long time.  "Since my recovery I have told  many others of Dodd's Kidney Pills  and-'now they cured me to stay .cured. Many of them say it seems impossible and yet lhey know it is  true.  (Signed), J. J. YOKOM.  Mr. Yokom has been a lcsident of  Welland. for yeais and is known to  every man, woman and child in the  1own. He was born in the neighboring township of'Crowland,' 'within  three miles of his present home, and  is known as a- man "of Christian  principles who would not make ��������� a  statement that would in any way he  misleading. ,    -  ��������� \    Humor ofi the Hour      .. .  The lato Bessie Bonehill excelled ia  tailor songs, says M.A.P., and hei hornpipes were line cxlr.bi'jons ot" that difficult dance. Her 'audiences usually demanded one hy way of encore. A sailor  in a south tton-Lx. seuwnt was so carried  away, by enthusiasm lh.it, in the frenzy  of applauding, ho fell trom lh ��������� gallery  into the pit... A. couple of 'attendants  rushed to cuiiy him out, expecting to  iind him seriously hurt, but Jack sat  hihkTy up, feeling his rib?, anil said :���������  "How much more are .those seats ? I  don't mind paying the extia. 1 can see  her hornpipe belter from heie I"  ���������*-4-i���������  at  thc  excesses  01  makimz in such den  '  William'Stimson, ju'n"���������Do you helieveM  in being kind to thc sick, mamma?  'Mi*. VV. Sliiuson���������Certainly, AVillie,-  and I hope you always will. Why do  you ask? 1 .   -       "     ,  "William���������Because, mamma, I hoard  the little hoy on the next block had the  measles, and l'vo' been visiting him all  the afternoon^���������Harper's Bazaar."  ���������   ���������h-���������������  '   "Ah,'.' he sighed.  "I was happier when  I was poor." ,  "Well," thev answered coldly, "it is  nlivays possible _for .a.man to become  poor again."  But somehow the idea did not'seem to  impress him favorably.���������Chicago Post.  TH1T AWFUL  \    DEPRESSION  Which Mrs. Orenery experienced is hut tht  -   story that thousands could tell of theii  '   Bufferings from Dyspepsia.   Dr. VonStau'i  Pineapple Tablets is the panacea.  "I have proved Dr.  Von' Stan's '-Pineapple  Tablets to be the only effective, remedy for mj  dyspepsia.    I have used most everything I conic  .hear of, but these tablets " touch, the spot" anc  take away thc awful depression" and distress it  rnlmost quicker time than it takes to tell it.   Yot  -may publish this that all sufferers from Indiges  tion and'Dyspepsia.may,find the tetief 1 did  Mis. M. Grenery,-5i Alice St., Toronto.  Sixty tablets, 35 cents. 48  The London Daily" Expie=s K authority for, the .^following :���������  A good tale is being told about King  Leopold IL, whose uiicoinentional behavior is dear to the heart of every  Frenchman. .Some weeks .ago - he '��������� wa������  visiting a fashionable French watering.  place, and one inoriiing went down 10  the bathing ground to have a dip. When  coming out of the water lie by mUtiiko  collided with n portly gentleman, who  in very plain language told his Majesty  that he must be niorc careful in future.  "Do you know.- sir," said the irate  bather, "that. 1 am a member of- the  Paris City Council V" "Oh, if that is  the case," said Leopold II., "I must really beg you a thousand pardons, for I  am only the King of thc Belgians."  ������������������**���������������������������  He���������I never  saw  anything  like  this  tide.    Here  I've  been   pulling  steadily  for ten minutes, and wc don't seem to  have moved a foot.  ' She (after a pause)���������Oh, Mr. Stroker,  I've just thought of something ! Tha  anchor fell ovei boaid a short'tunc ago,  and I foi got to tell you. Do you suppose il could have caught on something?  ���������Washington Times.  ���������*-M���������  "I went with my wife to visit her relations this summer, and ifev.as the fust  time-most of them had ever seen me."  "What w.is the vei diet 1"  "They were too polite'to tell me. All  except Uncle Jethro. Jethro looked ma  up and down when he hcaid I was tho  feller'who-had' married Lyddy Ann.  Hi en lie slowly turned away."  "Didn't he say something V  "Yes. He summed me all up in' ona  word." ;.- -  "And that was ?"  "Shucks !"���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  1'to   ,    '      ,    --++-���������������- ���������    ���������  If love were all it's cracked up to he  (Wily?. I'd 'love* Sally  aiYd-Sally'd  I0V0  jhj        me; ' .  .  ���������-Ejut love is milk any fool cau skim,  StxiLloie-Sally nnd:&illy loves Jim.,    ,  Recently a. letter of introduction was  handed by an actor lo a Manager, which  desciibed" the heaicr. as an .actor , of,  much merits, and concluded:'" He pla.73  Macbeth,." Richelieu,' Hamlet, Shylock  and billiards. He plays. billiards best."  ���������Tit-Bils. _ _  She Wanted* to Know.   ���������  Tess���������He "used to take me to the  theatre everv other evening'or so, but  one evening".whom we. were sitting in  the parlor  I foolishly allowed him  to  kiss me.        1 ...     -,       -m,'jW������   ,Tn-a���������What has.that.to do with the  .theatre? ' '    >     .'���������.    ..  Tess���������Well, now he wants to sit in tn������  narlor'iill the time.���������Philadelphia Press.  "A  little  headache,"   the   girl     answered, ,truthtully._ ."'Good-bye,- Hansey.".",        ..     ���������  *   And Wien.Bhe hurried on, leaving him  to suppose that' she had been excused  'irom rehearsing on account ol Indisposition.   He and all'the'others, down  the" *salary"for theTrernainlnar fortnight," "to the supers'and-stage-iiands. -would  feiough. I iwiBhivery. muah I need not  "Please���������Dlease don't make "thia any  fearder for me -than.' dt f la Already,"  pleaded Anderson,'.rising hastily, that  the disagreeable Interview mlgrnt-'Jiie  sooner come to'an end. ;'.'Cella's really  ������ot good 'enough'for you.-hiy-dear.MUaj;  Gray, Tou oan do 'better for yourself���������  much better." -   -  "Winifred took the hint, and rose from  her"^cfhalr,also. "It will he; difficult to  do anything at all eo late in" the "year,"  ���������he said, with aome bitterness; "especially1 when lt la known tbat I've been  discharged from the Duke ol Clar-'  enoe'0."...  "Tbat word ogtlnl" ejaculated Ao-  know-the real facts���������or, at least, th*  "facts as 'Mr. Anderson intended them  to bs represented���������soon enough.  "*"'   ..   "    "' CHAPTER X.        V'  - t    -* ** '   '    ��������� C  -1,.       --:   <  -Humiliation.    '..    '.  'Aa-Winifred left the theater,she felt  that ner next thought must be to find  another engagement as speedily ma possible, for. "the need of money was too  urgent"to admit of on hour'.i delay In  seeking for something .to do. Her  rnotfher,' who believed that ah������ had  gone to rehearsal, only starting a UttW  "earlier,''would1 not -expect her home  ��������� ���������gain until four o'clock, far on dare  nee a, and would not, be ..back.;  "There  was no good any'ladles and gentlemen  waltln'longer."  With grumblings' 'the    disappointed  ones rose and made ror.ithe door. ; It  ���������was always like this, they complained.  There .w^as/very'llttle good coming mw  lessj'you^had;an.appointment,,and even  ,ithen you weren't: always sure of Mr.  Doulton���������he was "so erratic."  Winifred" went "with   the   rest,   and'  lamong them-all: there could scarcely,  ;l>ave been a heavier heart than hers.  It would; be hopeless to call upon ;an-  other,"agent ���������'until afternoon, for she  had'heen h'6re an hour, and lt was now  luncheon time for most business men.  Mrs. Oray.'was particular about the  places where her pretty daughter  lunched "aloneT'and "Winifred had frequented a daintily-decorated - establishment' in Bond street, .-where charming  girls an purple frocks, with frothy ^muslin aprons, 'smiled upon customers  against a background .of dull green wall  and old" blue Delft china. -But there  : -were' to.be"no'moTe*Bond street'feasts  for. her at present.   She gloomily ate a  ' fcath-bun at an A.B.C. shop, and went  to another agent's. (Here she was more  fortunate.: Mr. Brownwood was in. and  only af feiw persons were oefore her.' In  'half an hour she was with.him, and  bad introduced h/ree]f.'- He 'was polite,  toad seen her net, and Would be pleased  to serve her; but there was .nothing���������  "really, nothlngdolng." If only; she had  come to him two months ago lt would  have.heen a different story. He.,fe3red  that she would -hear the sam������  thing  ������������������-everywhere.''   SHU, she might .look ln  from time to time,  and certainly he  would keep tier 4n mind.  "By the way, rather a .queer.'thing."  Ella���������Bella lold mc that you told her  that secret I told you not to tell her.  Stella���������She's a mean thing��������� told her  not to It'll vou 1 t",Id tier.  ,    ,  Eil.i���������Wi'il I I told her 1 wouldn't I ell  you she told me���������so don't tell her 1 did.  '���������Urooklyn Life.  a> ������������������    '  "Wasn't, it a l.irifying ,experience/,'  nskfd his friend, "v.hen you lobt your  ,'oothold und weul tlidiiig down tho  mountain side i" ,  "It wns exciting, hut extremely interesting," said the colli-ce professor., "I  sould not help noticing,'all <h'c way  down, with what-, absolute -accuracy -1  wus following nlongUhe line 'of least resistance."���������Chicago Tiihune. ���������  -+'  ���������  Prof. William Aichihald Spooncr of  Oxfoid University Iikh become famous  rs a ludioroup word twister.. Once at a  special , service, seeing" some women  standing at the*back of the church waiting to be seated, he rushed down the  aisle and addressed the ushers as fol-  ,ows :���������''Gentlemen, gentlemen) sew  these ladies into their sheets." r.Being  asked at dinner what fruit 'he'would  have, be promptly replied :���������"Pigs,  flras-" This is the way xn~ which'. Dr.  Spooncr proposed tp his wife : # Being  one afternoon at thc home of her'father,  Bishop Harvey Goodwin of Carlisle, Mrs.  Goodwin said: "Mr. Spooner;'.will you  please go out .into the garden'and aak  Miss Goodwin if she will come in and  make tea T" The professor, on finding:  the young lady, paid : "Miss Goodwin,  your mother told me to ask you if you  would come'in and take mc."���������Baltimore  American.  (To he continued.)  A "DENIQN" DISEASE  Doctors proscriptions and strongest  Mnimonta had no effect on Mr. Hum-  phroyo' Rheumatism.  Two bottlos < eouth' Amorlcan Rheumatic Curo cured what ho Is pleased  to call "this Demon from the Lower  Rontons."    >  " Henry Humphrey, of London, Ont., expresses  himself very strongly :���������" 1 think Rheumatism is  a demon from the lower regions, jmlginR by my  suflmnKi before I begun using South AmeiiiMn  Khcuin .tic due. D.,ctcr-, p.. ��������� r-.l-od lhc siroiiT-  ui>i liiilinents with no more vlfect than w.uei, but  this great remedy had me iipiirid about my work,  and as well as ever, after taking only a coupli: ol  bottles." ~ 44  ���������H V���������'  "You arc looking well," said the street  dog to thc goat, "l'lenty of fodder for  you now that tho billboards, are illlcd  with theatrical poitcrs, ch'V""  ���������', "Ycb," replied the goat, "but I havo  !not begun on them. I've been devoting  my attention to the new cereal foods."  ''Those    patent    things t      Why,    I  thought"TT"     ' ,       '  "Jsot the foods- thc boxes)   More nutriment in- thcui IV���������Cincinnati Tribune.  "This, madam,", said the affable salesman to Sirs. Justgottit, "is'a very at-  tractive timepicie. It is a' cuckoo clock,  and makes a beautiful ornament. Listen  to'it sing the hour."_   .  .  .The top of the clock opened; the lit-  tic bird fluttered forth and sang its littH  song. "'*'..     -   * Z-- ���������'���������  Mrs. Justgottit was lost^ in "admiration.  At last she said:        '  i  "I'll take that one. 3Iy, my! think of  the trouble they have been to to train  that there bird" to tell''the'time! ' And  when.r get it home what should I feed  it���������ordinary bird-seed, or let it. have  some biigg and things, like" other birds  like?" ..-.,..  The. affable" salesman assured her that  the pretty creature could subsist well on  what few ticks it was able ,to pick up  from time to time and needed no further  attention.���������"Judge." ���������'--'.'.-  Declares Himself tho Messiah.  The London D.nly Mail pves the following  sketch   cf Mr.    1'iggot,    who-e  decimal ion lhat he is the Mesial,   has-  been re-pon-ib'.e for    recent    turbulent;  scene-, in l.onoon :-H������  wj, at one time  a sailor, but ile^rted the -.ea. di'-guaed  L-,^5  v.iien  mcrry-  of wickedness    as  San l'r.uiei=co aud other  poit^ provide.  He became a Chuidi oi Eig'-.uid cui.Uc,  and ior 0ome time worked in a London  parish: hut the form oi religion did not  'suit his .uenuou. nature, and. ������������ Jomed  the Sahauon Aimy.    11.1= rd.g.ou. hod/,_  he de=ericd suddenlj  while 1 c was    on.  dulv"  m York=hi.e.    l'luall.v, he joined  the"sect we know as the Ag.ipe..ioniles  He is a man of quiet demeanor, but with  a lieiee liie buriiin." in i.������ d.irk eyes  lie  would lwvc b.en a crueller or a maityr  in cailier dav=. for he is absolutely icar-  ic.s and  wnccre  1.1 hi, strange belicis.  0Cer  his   congregations   he  has  always-  possessed great power.    Ihere is a curious  charni  of   minner  about   the  man  which is iiresfetible to iho������c easily led.  and on thi* point an example    may be  nivcii. When the Church of the Agapem-  one was building    at Clapton,    he ������"  verv often  on  the    seaiTo ������!���������"������. ">������������ng  ouicklv and surely, with the skill of   a  SaMor;   The men" employed   we.e  a  rc-  speotablo lot,  hut here and there were  W^k ������hccp who were foul-mouthed, and  there" was one who, in his cups, was very  violent.    -Mr. l'iggol's power over them  was remarkable.    When  he  was about  5m  worst of them put on    the.r best  manners.    Indeed, thc  foremen used  to  mt that  they never had    directed    so -  SSl-oehavcd  a  lot of    workmen.    His.  ������1 Mon  and that of his followers   has  heen a ������mple one.    They held that-the -  Day of Grace was past and the Day of  Judgment was' at hand   together  With  the second coming of    the Mcs-ian.    It,  wis therefore a time for praise and not  or praver, for the    Book of .ludgmeut ,  was ������hut. and thc merits 01    men and  women already weighed     Th'.e.r    hymn-  hook   which they termed the "Voice of  th.Bride,- sho^s this belief.    Some of  tie hymns are admirably wi.ttcn,  and  all speak in a note of praise and gory    .  for the day that is at hand.   Uie follower*   "re   kh.d!y  -ouls.   dniNMi   from   the  middle ctafcto. inelndir." neither the rich     .  nor the very poor.   They dress as 11 in.  mourning,  but with  no  distinctive costume.-There is no marriage among Hieing  nor is there a bapti'mPl font in    iho  church.   With the coming of the Messiah  so ni"h, thev had no time for such \tim-  tics 'as courtship -and uinrnage.    a hose-  alreadv man ied lhe as brother and sister.    Mr-  Wggot'l  ������"  wife���������ft    quiet  ladv  of great goodness and sincerity���������  ha������" r-iwavs ab=olutelv believed in    her  hu������hpnd." Their church is    a baautitul  little  structure on  which  much money   ,  has been spent.    On the buttresses    of  the porch.'and again on the four corners- .  of tlie tower, are winged figures representing a man. a bull, an eagle,' and a  lion" trampling    men    underfoot.     Ine  A^apemonites hold Uiem to show the attributes of the Almighty in knowledge,  patience, "sight, and strength.   For    the   .  execution of the work that  well-known  sculptor,  Mr. A.  G.  Walker,  was commissioned.  -His work was. as it has al-.  ways been, worthy of great prai=c.   The  figure of the winged man bent in devotion'is-magnificent.    The west-window  has  as its centre    the    rising r sun    of  ,  righteousness, wilh the people   grouped  in adoration before it.   As the sun in its  setting pours through this window tho-^  effect is  strangely  beautiful.    Beneath  the window is a table of onyx, and frora.  it broad  steps lead  down to  the body  of the church.    In this atmosphere    of-  mysticism Mr. Piggot has lived for sev- - -  eral years.    It has grown into his life.,  The'waiting for the expected Advent has-,  heen too great a strain.    And step <by'-'  step he has come to believe that he is, ,  the very Messiah. -cr.C-*- !.  -**  ���������--Si'  Antidotal Poisons.  G119 WnltorB, an ex-soldier,-sought to"  shuffle oil' this mortal coil in.a spectacular way in San- Francisco tlie other"day  by swallowing a mixture of carbolic'acid  a niL_wJi iskey.. The would-be melodrama-.,  tie'suicide "did not know ' that alcohol"  and .'carbolic; acid - are antidotes,-and  awoke some time after he had swallowed  the dose to'lind himsclf in the emergen-'  cy hospital;) To'.add-local color to ������hi������  .would-be^de.parture from the woild, Wallers dniped his'f.uewpll letter, which he  pinned on the dooi, with United Statei  Hugs.  Too Bad For Them.  Sa-  J  HEROIC HEART "FOOD"  . -.    ���������    - t  Or- AgneWt Cure fior the heart  Is heroic because In cases of  ' heart .disease, seemingly beyond all human aid It goes  to the very brink of the  "Black River" and snatches  from it the heart-sick victim.  In a trice it allays pain���������in a twinkling it  gives strength nnd vigor and it works a quick and  permanent cure as by .'magic. -H is the one  great heart remedy which rightly bears the crown  of supremacy and on which is inscribed the life  words, "Iti never fails." Thirty minutes after  taking the first dose, the lick heart forgets its  pain.   Try it 4}  ."Great   brimstone!"   howled   his  tanic Mnjesty.  "Wlmt-is it J" and the minor demons  trembled. - -    *  "Hero conies Trncv with the ghost of  liN .10-30 ���������Wipc'ii'ster."'' -  it 1 1 ;    t 1 1 1    j ! I ! !  The ciHiiing soene beggar* di'ncription.  His'Siiliinic Maji'������ly crawled into a red-  hot bomli-pioof saf������;and the population  of Shcol'fled,' to" t!ib Jillls/'to wait for  thc dreiul nppnrition "to p:isu by.���������?an  Francisco "Hullctin."  One day, in the .Mummer of 1Sj7, Abraham Lincoln was'sitting in his oflic*  when he wa-1 vicitod by one of his neighbors, an excellent- fnrmer,- but one inclined to incience the size of hxt cropi  even after-harvesting, lie had given, on  this particular morning, a skilfully  padded account of the hay he had put  in. "I've heen cutting hay", too," remarked Mr. Lincoln. "Whv, Abe, are  you ' farming?"' c "Ye9." "What vou  raise?" "Just hay.",."Good crop thi*  year?" "Excellent."." "How many tons?"  "Well,;I .don't' know-'just .how many  tons, Simpson, hut'my men stacked all  they could outdoors, and then stored the  rest in thp barn."    ���������      . /  Two jolly sons of Erin halted at e,  wayside inn/  "Phwat doee the coign 8*7, Pat I" asked one:1' ~r '    ' '"  "'Accommodatioei for mon aa' but*,  read the other.  "Thin lit's go be" ,' ��������� ���������  "Hoild  on."   ' ' ".'''i!*  "Phwat for f  <r\Vhich av us will be th' mos aa' wUcS  th'  baste ?"���������Chicago  Kewo.  Swearing   Over   Telephone*.      ������. ,  The     Chicago    Telephone. .Company"  threatens  to  prosecute    persons " who  swear  into the  receiver    of its    telephones while the Instruments are in use.  According to The Inter Ocean or that '  city,  the  threat is intended  to'protect  the telephone  girls from  the profanity;  of persons who do not think lhey oro  getting the worth  of their money' and  "who  are  impelled  by   an  irrepressible ,  desire  to    make    lheir    dissatisfaction  known."      The editorial, the writer of  "which no doubt hss"~also���������6UlTcr"ed7"dis^il  claims all intention  on llie part of his  fellow-men to shock the moral sensibilities of  the  Chicago  'phone  girls, ,an4  Fays that they do not stop to consider-  th'e fact that" the girls may hear their"  ejaculations.     Then thc editorial waxetT  virtuously   indignant;   asks    why     tha  company places girls in a position where,  they are likely to be compelled to listen to profanity.   Why not, it demands^'  employ men who do not mind profanity  and can,  if  nrceB-ftry, swear back.    It'  concludes by -suggesting that If the company roally"desircs to '���������uppresi profanity,  over its telephones il c������n do so by a  method   less  likely   to  cause  acrimony *  'lb in prisppuHnn, natnclv, by improving  the ttiuce.     The latter suggestion haa  a familiar ring.  Killed   1>r   I.lKhdiliiar." ���������  Tlie United Slates Government re-'  ccntly i������sucd a paper on the lo?������ of life  in that country by lightning. Thc period dealt with is cleM-n years, 1890-  1000, during which time nearly 4,000  deaths occurred from this cause. Tho  average number of deaths in each year  is 377. In July the deaths in thc eleven;  years numbered 1,000, and in the three  months, June to August, the deaths,  were 2,829. From .November to Feb-'  ruary thc total deaths were" only 22.  During the year 1900 713 persons wero  killed or received fatal injuries. Of  this number 291 persons were'killed in  the open, 158 in houses, 57 usder tree*  and 56 in barns.?: The circumstances attending the death of the remaining 151  'are not known. /Nine hundred-and seventy-three persons were more or less  injured by lightning during the year.  Of this number 327 persons' received'  their injuries while in houses, 243 in  the open, 57 in barns, and 29 under  trees. The circumstances attending tha  injury of the remaining 317 coses are  not known. Mention is made that it  is not judicious to stand tinder-or near  tree* during thunderstorms, in thc doorway of ������ barn, close to cattle, near a  chimney and fireplace, or near the end  of a wire clothes line.  .���������*ls������ae^������*������������������offyjt^iW������'j!WBi*.'S*^*iJ' I : *n.t:.*rr t.ir..--'-^lf'v*"tv*tw 1,i������-*,���������������.rt-.  ��������� ttfMKtMff'AlUjII' J-KIWK VHI  ]J<������<bloI|< J������raI4 ami IJaifoafi  fell's Jawrijal,  Published By  The  Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co.  limited Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  Editor and Manager.  ADVERTISING   RATE*.  Difpl*T cds.,f 1.50 per Inch; single eolumn,  S'2 per inch when Inserted on title page  L*gal ads., 10 cents per inch (nonparicl) line  for first Insertion; 6 cents tor each additional  in-ertion. Local notices 10 cents per line each  u-ue. Birth, Marriage and Death Notices  Iree.  SUBSCRIPTION  RATES.  By mall or carrier, $2 per annum; $1.25 lor  tix months, strictly iu advance.  Ot'Ii JOB DEPARTMENT.  1 ">nc of the hot equipped prlntlngoRices in  ���������lio West and prepared to execute all kinds of  p.iniing fn tiratclass .nyle at honest prices.  Out-price to all. So job too large���������none loo  Auall���������fonts. Mall orders promptly aiicnduU  to.   Uiv-.' us a trial on your next order.  IO CORRESPONDENTS.  We invite correspondence on any subject  >' nitcTesi to the general public, hi all cast's  lhe bona tide name of lhe writer lnusl acconi-  j.snv manuscript, but not necessarily for  publication.  Address all communications to the Manager  NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.  I.���������All correspondence must be legibly  written ou one side of the paper only.  2.���������Correspondence containing personal  matter must be signed with the proper name  of ihe writer.  Thursday, Xovembkh 27. 1902.  A Man of His Word.  That Mr. K. L. Borden, the le.-uk-r cf  the Conservative party, means just  what he snys is established by this  statement of his niaile in a recent  speech, in which lie explained his  attitude on the Chinese question:  "That, practically speaking, is the  Stand I took in British Columbia���������  and it is the stand I nm prepared to  take anywhere; and I recall at tlu-  moment that the Minister of Justice,  the other dny, was good enough to  say that in advnneing such a statement  I was saying what I did not believe.  "I would thank iiy friend the Minister  of Just'ce not to apply liberal methods  to Conservatives. There seems to be  a-great doubt amongst the Liberals  as to what their own lenders do mean.  I mean exactly what I said to the  people of British Columbia, nnd 1  made the statement to the people  there after considering the subject  fairly and carefully, and I snid to thc  people of British Columbia thnt so far  as the Conservative policy was concerned I was not going to tell them 1  would test the voice of the Conservatives" of British, Colunibin but that it  was a subject upon which the rest of  Canada should consult the wishes of  British Columbia, and when the  wishes of the people there were once  definitely stated the Conservative  Government would be prepared to  cany that out by every niei%ns in their  power���������carry out the wishes, not of  the Conservatives of British Columbia  or of the Liberals, but the wishes of  the whole people."  Falsifying Public Records.  It really is too bad that Canadian  ministers are unable to tell " the  truth, the  whole  truth   and   nothing  ^but   - the^-truth.lL-vrhen. they_=_niuke  announcements to the people to whom  they are responsible. Only a few days  ago Sir 'William Mulock claimed a  surplus of Sd,(X)0 in his department,  yet his annual report shows the  following  lesult on   the  business  for  Expenditure.....". S4.000.S1H  Revenue...  . .:j,018,415  Deficit S Si, 170  The postmaster general in his .'it-  tempt to deceive, left the Yukon  service oul of con-iil������rution, and  juggled liis accounts to Miit bin own  peixjnal end*. The public must be  tired of ������uch misrepresentation. It  fctrve* no good purpose, and the  (���������]>ectacle of u minister of tlie Crown  deliberately falsifying the public  records is neither edifying nor useful.  Railway, which is the most direct  route between New York, Washington  and Jacksonville, Florida.  We advise our readers who aire  expecting to make a Southern trip to  write to Mr. John T. Patrick, Pine-  bluff, N. C, and he will send them,  free of charge, printed mutter thnt  will be of ninth interest.  LEGAL  Down in Dixie.  Just now a number of our readers  are planning where they will go for  the winter and no doubt the majority  of them will do as Ihey have done in  lh������ past,' buy round trip excursion  tickets, good for six months, to  Southern Pines, X. C, and those who  want to make side trips of a few weeks  te Florida, Louisiana or Texas can get  round trip tickets from Southern  Pines to the points they desire to  visit at the most favorable rates and  thus save ..unnecessary expenses.  Southern Pines is tbe head quarters  for northern tout ist. It is located in  the high sand hills amonjr the Long  Leaf Pines on;, the Seaboard Air Line  THE GROSSING  Judge] Sproat Deals Wiht the  Closing ofthe Big Bend Road.  ���������The Provincial Government  and City are Responsible.  Judge Sproat has addressed the  following memorandum to the City  Council, a copy of which Mr. Sproat  accorded the Hkiiald for publication :  There are some things here, in  Revelstoke, that require more attention than they receive.  1��������� No useful communication exists  with the fiiinr'ng and other industries  on the opposite side of the Columbia  River.  2.-The actual city is severed, for a  mile, by a railway embankment without a legal crossing.  3.���������The Big Bend road lias no  established base, hut rambles into the  city through Dominion a-nd private  lands.  4.���������The large park, given to the  city hy the Dominion, is in n state of  nature without approaches.  o-���������The eight acre cemetery, donated  by Mr. Farwell, has no passable road  to it, except by committing trespass,  which must cease.  0.��������� The city has built a large brick  house ,on block No. 33, the relation of  which to the Farwell estate is not yet  determined.  7. -Streets and alleys have been  shut, or proposed to lie shut and  appropriated, as if the area closed  were not part of said estaie.  These surely (not to mention other  things) are singular facts in a centrally  situated town, eighteen years old,  which has' been" incorporated since  1899. They point to some default in  time past, chiefly on the part of  authorities concerned.  I shall not deal at present with all of  the above matters, but'only with the  imminent closing of the Big Bead  road and of the road thence to the  cemetery, in consequence of the  appropriation, to other uses, of Villa  Lots Nos. 1, 2, and 39,;whicb, in turn,  brings to the front the question of  railway crossings.  . A simpler question than this question of crossings could not he substituted to any business mind, yet very  few persons here seem to understand  il.  The lands at Revelstoke are part of  the lands granted tor C.P.R. purposes  to the Dominion, in pursuance  of the  Terms of Union by the B. C. Act of  1880, as amended in 1883 und 1884, the  company being authorized to receive  grants of the land from the Dominion  in aid of construction. A reserve was  placed hy the province, upon the Belt,  in 18S3 for .the purpose of conveying  the lands to thc Dominion.  The Railway, Company, npou the  location of its line, proceeded wilh  construction. This was going on east  and west of lhe Coluinliiii river in 1S8.">,  when the town of Farwell wun .started,  (Continued on Page 5 )  CO '10  L. Schnider  FOR YOUR  Patent Rubber Heels  and Rubber Soloing  ,, in all alKen and colors.  Boot and Shoe Repairing a Specialty  T E MA STRE & SCOTT.  Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.  Bevelstoke, B. C.  J.M.Scott,4.A..LL.U.   W.do i'.leMaistre, M.A  JJARVEY, M'CAUTE^ ic pijfKHAM  Barristers. Solicitors, Etc.  Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada  Company funds to loan at8 percent.  Fikst Street. Revelstoke B. c.  SOCIETIES.  Red Rone Dcejrec meets second and fourth  Tuesdays ot ouch inontli; While Rose Decree  meets third Tuesday of ench quarter, In Oddfellows Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome  S. D.CROWLE, T.I!   BAKER,  President. Act. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Regular meetings are held In the  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third Friday of each month, at 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially invited  A. J HNSON, W. M  W. G. BIRNEY, Rec.-Sec.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEET3   EVERY   WEDNESDAY  in   Oddfellows'     Hall   at 8  o'clock.     Visiting   Knights  are  cordially invited.  H.A.BROWN, C. C.  W. WINSOR, K. ot R. A S.  CHURCHES  o  METHODIST CHDKCII, REVELSTOKE.  Preaching services at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m  Class meeting at the close ol the morning  service. Sabbath School and BibleClass at 3:30  Weekly Prayer Meeting every Wednesday  evening  at 7:30.   The    public  are   cordially  Invited.   Seats free.  Rev C. Ladner. Pastor.  ST. PETER 8 CHURCH, ANGLICAN.  Eight a.m., Holy Eueharlst; 11 a.m., ma as,  Utany and sermon (Holy Eueharlst first Sunday in the month); 2:3o Sunday school, or  children's service; 7:30 Evensong (choral) and  sermon. Holy Days���������The Holy Eucharist Is  celebrated at 7 a.m. or S a.m , as announced.  Holy Baptism after SundaySnhooi at3:15.  c. a. procdnier,   ector. -  PRESBYTERIAN  ClfURCH.  Bervice every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  to which all are welcome. Prayer meeting at  8 p. m. every Wednesday.  Key, Vi. C. Calder, Pastor.  ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCn.  Mass   at 10:30 a. m.,  on   first,   second aud  fourth Sundays in the month.  RKV.   FATHER   THAYKlt.  SALVATION   AHMV.  Meeting every night in their Hall on Front  Street.-  >H  EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST,  DEER HEADS, BIRDS, Etc. MOUNTED,  Furs Cleaned and Besalred.  JUST EAST OF PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH  Third Street:  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Royal School of Mines, London.    Seven  years  ~at^Morfa~Works;���������������waniea:���������17���������years" Chief'  Chemist   to Wigan  Coal and  Iron Co.,   Eng.  Late Chemist and Assayer, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined aud reported upon.  Ferguson. B.C.  J   A. KIRK.  Domini n aud Provincial Land Surveyor.  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  E. MOSCROP . . .  Sanitary Plumbing, Hot  Water -  And Steam Heating. Gas  Fittin  Second St., REVELSTOKE.1 B.C.  WOOD  Wood for sale Including  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  All  orders left at W.  If.   Lawrence's  will  rcrelve prompt attention.  W. FLEMING.  4*1*111111i 1111111mi������***  PELLEW-HARYEY,  BRYANT & C1LMAN  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C.      Established 1������90  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  Testa made up to 2,000 lbs.  A specialty made of checking Smelter  Pulp*.  8ampies from the Interior by mall or  express promptly attended to.  Correspondence solicited..  VANCOUVER, B. C.  *****I r������'HH������<"H< 1���������������I H ���������l*  Sewing Machine  Supplies  I befc to notify the Public that I curry  all the neceRsiiry attachments and  acceHBuries for every make of machine  Agent for the  SINGER  SEWING  MACHINES  The Best Machine Made.  H.MANNINO,: MACKENZIE AVE.  Revelatokv, B.C.  pay you  ���������nvestiga  THE PAYROLL TOWN  FOR THE BIG FREE  MILLING GOLD ORE  PROPERTIES IN FISH  RIVER DISTRICT.  ������ possibilities  of Ooidfields  WATCH  THIS SPACE  A TEN STAMP MILL  AND SAWMILL NOW  IN COURSE OP ERECTION ON THE TOWN-  SITE OP GOLDFIELDS.  Sty*  R. P. PERRY,  Kesident Manager.  ^.a.*********.'*-***-!''*'**-!'-* le****  Baker and  Confectioner  A'full-and complete  line of  GROCERIES  Cor. Mackenzie Ave.  and Railway Street. +  ������������������ ������. w w ir ������������������ .m ���������������������������.������ :w_  "I1"   II TV f I   I 1  -E^lk*^-.'  Canadian Pacific  TRAINS  LEAVE REVELSTOKE  DAILY.  EASTBOUND     8:20   .  WESTBOUND   17:30  SOUTHBOUND  8:10  Jas. I. Woodrow  ���������RUTCHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season....  All orden promptly filled.     ...  Cor kT.X&" . RBYBkSTOEB, B.<5  BELGIAN    HARES  The quickest breeders anil greatest  money makers   in   tlie  small   stock  line of the present day.      Full   bruil  stock of FASIIODAS.  Price���������S6 and Sic per pair,  ���������iccordlng' lo ajfe>  THOS. 8KINNER,���������KevetMoke. B. C.  HOW ABOUT  THAT SUIT  Of Clothes yon promised  yourself Lhis FALL.  Our Full Stock is now the  most complete in li. C.  Our Fancy Good" nre. all  new with new colors and  the latest-stripes"  ilee thr>m befove leavinsc  your order elsewhere.  R. S. WILSON,  Fashionable Tailor.  Next the McCarty Block.  Por Sale  TWO Residences on McKenzie Avenue, with  modern Improvement!, I .(MO each on tu;  term*.  TWO Residences on Thlnl Street, emt,  very  convenient for railway men, $1800 each, easy  Urms.  ONE  Rotidence on  First Street,  east,   cash  required |J00. subject to mortgage.  Apply to,  HARVEY, McCATBKE* PINKHAM,  TOURIST  CARS  TO ST. PAUL DAILY   ,  TORONTO   j ,md SATURDAYS.  MO������olf&.an.d. I��������� THURSDAYS  For full information call on  or address  T.-.W. Bradshaw,      E, J. Coyle.  Agent Assist. Gen.  -^=_;i_������ievelstoke. -     ..     - P������H������wi;ar Agent  Vancouver.  -*������iir*~  Flrnt and Paramount.  Absolute Security to Policy-Holders.  IMPERIAL  LIFE   ASSURANCE   CO.  OF .CANADA.    HliAI) OFKICK, TORONTO, ONT.  BOARD  OF  DIRECTORS.  President���������Hon. Sir Oliver Mowat, P. c, G. C. M. G  1st. Vice-President,    . E. Ames, President Toronto Hoard ol Trade.  ���������Jnd. Vice-President,'I. Bradshaw, 1.1. A.,  Actuary Tlie Imperial Life Assurance Co. of Cauada.  MANAGING DIRECTOR    ,    ���������'.  '������ ' J.U. cox.  DIRECTORS-.       '  * '  Hon. Sir Mackenzie Bowell, P. C, K. C. M, Ci., Senator, Ex-Prlrae Minister ef  ��������� Canada, Itclli'villc. - '  Huith N. Kaird, Grain Mcrcliant, Director Western" Assurance Compnny.     ���������.  A. E. ..euip, M. D��������� President Kemp Manufacturing Company,  Ex-I'resldent  Toronto Board of Trade. ,-   .,     . . ,1 11   --lv 1   -1.-11. .     -    i^r- ..-  Wm.Mackenzie, President Toronto  Hallway Co.  .. R. treles, M. D..F. K.C.S., etc, London, Ont. -' ,  Hon. Wm. Harty, M. P., President Canad'an locomotive Co , Kingston, Ont  Warren Y.Soper, of Ehearu A Sopor, Director,Ottawa Eluc ric btreet Hallway-  Company, Ottawa,  George B. Reeve, Ex-2nd Vice-President and General Manager. Grand Trunk  Railway '.'oinpany  Samuel J. Moore, Secretary and Manager Carter-Crume Co., Limited.- ���������    .  Hon. S. C  Wood, Vice-President Toronto General Trusts Corporation.  U.S. Holt, President Sovereign   Bank of Canada, President Montreal Light,  '.Heat Jt Power Co., Montreal  Thomas J. Drummond, Messrs. Drummond, -vCcMali     Co.," Montreal. "  J. J. Kenny, Vice-President Western ic British America Assurance Companies,  Chester I). Ma������scy, President Massev-Harris Co Toronti������lf.     "���������  Charles McGill, General Manager, The Ontario Bank.      . .  '  dobd Agents Wanted���������Address,  J.W.W.STEWART. Provincial Man., Vancouver.  REVELSTOKE    FURNITURE   CO'Y.  THE     SUPPLY     HOUSE     FOR     NORTH     KOOTENAY.  WE keep a'larger and better stock than any house between  Winnipeg and Vancouver.    Quartered Oak Tables, Rockers/Bed-:  room Suites." A splendid   line   of   Couches,   Morris'   Cbairs, and  -everything a-First-Olass-Houae carriesf"   "  "   ~*   Cabinet Making, Upholstering, Picture Framing, etc.  WOOD  For Sale.  The undersigned havlni: contracted for the  whole of McMahon l)ros. wood Is prepared to  supply Mill wood at  $2 Per Load  War-Cmlar Cordwood���������13,00 delivered._4B  ������V-Hardwood at equally low rates,  ..Thos. Lewis.  Orders left at C B. Hume ic Co.,   Morrfs ic  Steed's, or at mill will have prompt attention.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. VV. B. Paget, Prop.  EXTRA SPECIAL  SCOTCH    WHISKY  The best results in Scotch Whisky aro obtained bv- n  blend of thc bust distilleries.  Messrs, Grcenlcss Brothers, of Argyleshlrc, consider* <1  the greatest whisky experts in the world, have sppi '  their life's experience In tbe Scotch whisky business, am  tho result Is the world's Greatest Scotch,  Kins Edward VII. Scotch Whisky  Distilled on tho Fstateof the Duke of Argyle, Scotland.  Revelstoke Wine & Spirit Company, Limited, Agents  FKHE IIDII MEETS AU TRAINS.  PIKST CLASS   ACCOMMODATION.  HEATED BY HOT AIR  .REASONABLE KATES.  Hotel Victoria  Brown & Querln, Props.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY ROOM.  Prompt delivery of parcels, baggage, ete.  to any part of tbe city  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All orders left at B. M. Smytbe's Tokaeeo  store, or by Telephone Mo. 7 will receive prompt  attention.  Carpenters Wanted.  Fifty carpenters wanted at  six months work. Apply to J.  uaghan, Revelstoke or Laggan.  oncer,  Ker-  UODHI.T BTHKKT CAR  MEETS ALL TRAINS.  BAR WELL SUPPLIED BT THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS    ....  . .  P. BURNS & COY.  Wholesale ind Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     MDiTON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  m  I  w  /���������fr'  A  -Xl  M  4  1  i'\  -I  ���������n  i  \< ( ontlnued from Page -1)  and the need of a'crossin^ was at that  time the suli.ject of correspondence  between the Provincial government  ami the C. P. R.  In the registered plan of the town,  such crossing was shown at the wusl  end of Douglas street���������the whole widlh  of the street.  "All"this,', however, owing to the  course that events took, as the result  ol disputes and; litigation, cuts no  particular limine now. and the fact is  only mentioned here to explain the  tradition, in the minds of many, um lo  a Douglas slreet crossing, which really  wus never a suitable place, owing lo  the lowness of the einkankment there.  It whi at a later.tiiiiw, following the  surveys of the town by the Dominion,  that the crossings were dealt with anil  the practical. question of the hour,  wilh respect to them, is only embarrassed by references to earlier ..history.  ��������� On the 18lh of February. 1890, the  Dominion, under its above powers,  patented 15 60.100 acres known as  " Parcel .No. 1 " to the C.P.R. Co.  This is the right-of-way strip, 100 feet  wide, lunniug from the Columbia  river to the east limit of the Farwell  estate, lot 6, group 1, according to the  B. C. government survey; (the Dominion local surveys, I presume, not  having been then completed and  approved). The usual power as to  ���������crossings that might . be deemed  ���������expedient remained in the Crown.  This - power was exercised in the  Dominion official plans of Revelstoke  -dated respectively, 31st Oct. 1800, and  22nd June, 1802, by the" indication  thereon, of the places nf two crossings,  ��������� to connect the town north of the  track.  One of .these crossings (which may  be called "No. 1") is where the wide  street that runs along the east limit of  Villa Lot No. 3 (Louis Berbit's) strikes  the C. P. R. track. Obviously this  crossing is in relation to the Big Bend  wagon load along said street.  The other dossing (which m.iy lie  called No. 2) is near the bridge whir "  the street; that runs along- the south  limits of .WIIa Lots No. 10,1 (Levesqu'e)  amd Nor 12'(Allen) strikes thesaid  track. This crossing 'No. 2; without  ���������doubt, is in relation to lhe Villa Lot  settlement, which already'is becoming  important. .,  The embankment at. both -these  places permits of overhead crossings.  The above, is in short, '-how the  cro3sirig"qiiestion stands, -and conse  quently in dealing with it now the  Dominion Government need not be  - approached, unless in the very improbable event of recalcitrancy or of a  proposal to substitute other crossings.  The latter is hardly practicable as the  official plans are .'of record, aud have  _beeh_.referred .to   in_ all _transfers_of  ing the   costly   Big   Bend road will be  useless.  The above default of the Provincia1  Government many yeais ago, whir)  probably arose from inadvertence doe*,  not absolve tbe corporation from  responsibility in the premises. There  lms been no ch>inge in Ihe main f.u-l  .if the situation since the cily wa>.  incorporated in ISO!), and the obligation  of dealing with those facts as to the  crossings and of subserving the public  interests generally, as to all matters 1  have mentioned, has been upon the  successive councils. I cannot as a n-in  resident pretend to know what pre  cisely, has been done or attempted to  be done, hut the general impression in  the pubic mind is that the action of  the corpoiation has lieen inadequate  Its uiir.y lo act, now, is Imperative tu  avoid a deadlock, in lhe circiiinslances  above described.  lu conclusion so far as appears,  Illume does not attach tn the (J. P. R.  Company . in connection with the  present situation The company is  not responsible to tlie public in tlu<  sense in which Die Provincial Govern'  ment and the corporation are respon'  sible in their respective spheres. It is  no part of the Company's duly to  initiate action as to crossings when llie  parties, responsibly concerned, remain  inert.  The Company has not yet closed, as  it might have done, and must now do,  the passage of the deviated mail  through its valuable parcel No. 3, and  it stood the risk for years of a  dangerous level crossing where, as'  travel increases, serious accidents may  occur.  NOTICE.  I ertificate of Improvements.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days  after date I intend to apply to the Honorable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to cut and carry  away timber from the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post on the East bank  of the Columbia River, about two miles  above the mouth of Wood River and  marked "J. Ringer's south west corner  post," thence east iOo chains, thence  north 40 cliains, thence west 160 chains,  thence south 40 chains to the point of  commencement.  J.  RINGER.  Dated thi.s 20th day of September, 1902.  I  3STOTIOE  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 tlie following described lands .situated in Nortii East  Kootenay dislricl :���������  Commencing al a post planted alongside  the Wood Kiver trail about 60 chains  north oi'the head of navigation landing on  the Columbia river and about i\i miles  soul Invest ot the upper trail crossing of  Wood liver and marked " it. M. Hume's  southwest corner post," ihence nortii 80  chains, thence east So chains, thence  south So chains, ihence west So chains to  the point of commencement.  Dated this as1'1 day of September, 1902.  R.M.HUME.  ISTOTIOB  NOTICE.  Halifax and Gibraltar No 2 mineral claims  situate in the Arrow Lake mining division of  West Kootenay District,  Where located���������Two miles irom the heiul of  Canyon Creek.  Take notice thut I. A. It. liolanil, agent for  ���������J. K. Jamieson, K M. C. BI58UIS; T. .Mathews,  1 Ml! H0S111; .IB Hall, IM5IKM; J I. farwlg.  H72922; intend Mxty days from the dale hereof  to apply to the flining Uecorder for ix cerlUrate  of improvements for me purpose of obtaining  a crown grunt of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under  section X" must be commenced before tho  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this :ird day of Sept, VJO'i, a. V,  A. It. Heyi.and.  Certificate of improvements.  1STOTICB.  Londonderry, Goldon Rod So. 2, Hullstorni  mineral claims, .situate 111 the Arrow Lake  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located���������On Canyon Creek, Joining  the Londondcry, M. U.  TAKE NOTICK that I, A. It. Heyland, Agent  forT. Mathews, F.M.C, 11 03111, J. K. Jiinilunou.  15 G801H. intend sixty da\������ from'thc date hereof  to apply to the Mining Keeorder Ior a Certificate of Improvement* for the purpose, of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further tlmt notice that action under  section :'.< must be commented before the  lHsuauce of such certlllcate of improvements,  Daled thlsltrd'day ol Sept., 1*J02, A. D.  A. K. HEY I. A XI).  Advertising has great value but the  the man who dues advertising musi dn"  ihe right kind"-in order" to'appreciate"  to the fullest the worth of the publicity  and the possibilities it may have for  him. .���������  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  dajs alter dale I intend to apply to the  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Laiuls and Works, for a special license to  eut and carry away timber from the following described lands, situated in North  Easl kootonay district:���������  Commencing at a post planted on the  east side ol 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 northwest corner post,"  llter.ee east 80 chains; thence south 80  chains; thence west So chains) thence  north 80 chains to the point of commencement. , r  Dated this 24th dav of September, 1902.  '        C. B. HUME.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  ..     Large, Light bedrooms." I  '.;' Rates $1 a day. ........ c  --  ; -    , ..   Monthly Ra*te:c- ,'-.> >   . .;:   ��������� . ;  NOTICE.  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 North West  Kootenay dislricl:���������  Commencing at a post planted on thc  east bank of the Columbia river iit a point  about six miles northerly from Big Mouth  creek and adjoining the northern boundary  of the lands owned b> the American Syndicate, and marked "J. P. Hume's south  west corner post ;' thence easl So cliains;  thence north 8p chains; thence, west 80  chains; thence south So chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated this 4H1 day ot October, 1902.  .      J.  P. HUME.  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 following described lands situated in North  East Kootenay district:��������� ' ; -  , ^Commencing at a post planted on' the  east side of the Big Marsh, about 30  cliains 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 nortii 80  chains; thence west 80 chains; thence  south 8o'cha"ms to the point of commencement.    ''        *      "'"    '" '  Dated this 24th dav of September, 1902.  ',    -        . '._ , I-i-'C." B.-HUME.   .  J. Albert Stone- ^   Prop.  TIME TABLE  S. Si ARCHER OR S. S.LARDEAU  -Running between Arrowhead, Thomson's  Landing and Comaplix, commencing October  Mth, 1901, will sail as lollows, weather permitting:' ..-   -     . .     .  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  and Comaplix  twice daily���������10k. and 15k.-  Lcaving Comaplix and Ihomson's Landing  for Arrowhead twlccdaily���������7:15kand 12:15k  Making close connections with all C. P. R.'  Steamers and Trains. '  Theownors reserve the right to change times  of Bailings without notice.  Tha Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Limited  property, the indicated crossing being  presumed tn exist. So much as to the  Dominion Government.  Now - as to the Provincial Government! hive to say that its position in  relation to crossing ;No. 1 is stated in,  a letter from; tne of "the 27th August,  1001, to .the Hon.:-Chief .Coin'missioner  of Lands and Work*. / '  _'-���������,'    \ ..  The. wide "street abore referred to  which riiiis '.from _J,~vMaley*8 to the  town, on ' the Dominion official map.  has been roughly opened hut tlie road,  ks made, severs at least two four acre  villa lots, and it hns not been finished  to the railway crossings but has been  deviated easterly through 11 portion ot  the Farwell Eitata And through a 15  acre C. P. R. parcel, as explained in  the "above letter, which deviation  must now be forthwith cotrected.  I may, remark here that the description of the west limit of the city is  not clearly worded in the Incoporation  ^Act, and whether the city or the  Province is entitled to collect taxes on  some of the lauds in that quarter may  be a question, but it is said that the  city line is 800 feet from the right of  way.  Be'this as it may, the obligation to  open these 800 feet can hardly be upon  tha city, as the continuous default  from 1802 and the particular deviation  from the official Dominion plan, on the  part of tbe Provincial Government,  took place before the corporation  existed. It is not expected that tho  Provincial Government will raise any  question as to this work.  Without its completion   and a cross*  ������_fl^5L_u N lON-^^T-f1  Cigar  Factory  REVELSTOKE, -B.C.  H. A. :BROWNy  Prop.  JSTOTIOJE!  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 ol lhe 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 So  chains; thence soulh 80 chains to lhe  point of commencement.  Dated this 9th day of October, 1902.  GEORGE KNAPP.  NOTICE is:hereby given thai 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 following described lands:���������  Commencing al a post planted on the  north bank of tlie Columbia river, just  above the mouth of Canoe liver, and  marked "R." M. Hume's north west corner  post," thence south * 160 chains; thence  east 40 chains; Ihence north 160 chains;  thence west 40"chains- to the: point 'of  commencement.  Dated this 22nd day of September, 1902.  R. M. HUME.  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days after date I intend to apply to' the  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  L'ands-and-Works for-a-special-license-to  ent and carry away timber from the  followiug described lands :���������  Commencing at a post planted on the  north bank of the Columbia river, just  above the mouth of Canoe river, and  marked 'R. Davis' southwest corner post,'  thence north 80 chains; ihence east 80  chains; thence south 80 cliains; thence  west 80 chains to the point of commencement. -   - ,  Dated this 22nd dav of September, 1902  R.  DAVIS.  '     NOTICE,  f c  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days after date I intend to apply to the  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands ancl Works for a special license to  :cuCand carry '"away'" {fnifier from the following described lands in- Norlh West  Kootenay district:��������� ..  Commencing at a'post" planted at the  south east corner ot Lot 80, G. i., according to the official plan of the survey of the  American Syndicate Lands in the Big  Bend district, and at a point about 45^  chains east of the Columbia river about  two and a* half mile's below the mouth of  Gold Stream1 and-marked .JJJ. P, Humes  north east corner jpost," thence wesi 80  chains; thence -south 80 'chains; thence  east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains to  the point of commencement.  Dated this 8th day of October/1902.  J.  P.  HUME. ���������  IsTOTIOB  NOTICE, is hereby gi\;en that qo'days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and^-.Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  tiinber from the following described lands  in Wesi Kootenay :���������Commencing at  _W._le_Maistre's_north_west corner_posL  near Bo\ d's ranch about half a mile from  the Columbia river, Ihence east 80 chains,  tlienee south 8q_ chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains to point of  commencement. . s  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  W. le MAISTRE,  /*  ?7  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   the   proposed   Railway   already   surveyed  via the Lardeau Creek with fork to that point.  CIRCLE CITY is beautifully situated at the base of  the Lardeau Pass, Galena  and Surprise Creeks.  CiRCLE CITY is   absolutely   surrounded    by    Mining   Properties   now   under  Development.        .........  Splendid Water   Power  Which will be utilized next Season by Concentrating Plants.  :SEND FOR PARTICULARS AT ONCE  ��������� ;TO THE GENERAL AGENT,  \A\  G. B. BATHO,  Ferguson, B. C.  t������j*������j������������iw������,������j������.������.������.*>.^^^  - The Smelting Centre of the Similkameen Valley.    Backed by the payrolls pf two"  gigantic coal companies and the Copper and Kennedy Mountain Mines.  Surrounded by the following resources: Coal, gold, copper, silver and a fine agricultural country. Large herds of cattle, fruit in abundance, with a climate almost southern  and all that could be asked.  ASHNOLiA is owned and hacked by the payroll of the. Siiriilkameen Valley Coal Company, Ltd.,  which is a, guarantee in itself of its success. The equipment and development of their coal mines, installing  of water, electric light and power plants are already arranged for. The development of the Ashnola Com  Company's mine by the Eastern Capitalists who have established their payroll at ASHNOLA, makes it the  coming city of the interior of British Columbia.      . ,-.,       , ,  City of Wonder, Progress and Great Prosperity  j. i    , ,- ��������� .=  Lots in Ashnola are safe investments,.. In Blocks 1 to 4 and 13 to 20 the price "will be advanced 25c. -  per month*unbil Ma,'y"ls't,.1002, and to ten per cent''in the remaining: blocks.   The present price is from $50 to  $225     Twenty-five per cenk cash, three, six and nine months without interest.  Arrangements are already "completed for Eight buildings, including cottages for the Employees of"  theco nipanyat Ashnola.   This work will be under full headway by May 1st.  Four years ago the Crow's Nest Shares could be bought and were sold at 11 cents.   -Today they are  quoted at $80.00.   With the advent of. transportation, Similkameen Valley Coal can be "delivered at any S  point in West Kootenay or Yale as cheaply as by any other Company in Canada. c- -2  "'?'  v-  v: .-j'.il  ���������lM  '���������    v'...:   --FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY TO  SIMILKAMEEN   VALLEY   COAL   CO.,    LIMITED.  ' ���������������������������'���������.'' '_#, ''       NELSON, B. C-   ������.������.������>J^.������.ft������������i������js>E������^.i������^  . .*. a*. -*��������� .*. .*. **��������� .*. .*, **. .*. .*, 9*. .*, .*, .*, .*. .*. .*. .*. .*. .'  ttff ������4������' *ff *ff *ff.}ff lff iff iff lff iff iff lff lff lff. lff }ff iff l+I'+"  tiff iff*  ii  ' ' -" i ���������  Do You Want to Make Your Business Pay? ������������������ We Can Show The Road to Suocese    4 r  '��������� ..  ���������        it Pays to Buy An Advertising' Space in 4$t  Your Winter Supply  Of Vegetables ....  Should be your lirst.-con-  sideration at this time of  the year. I have a large  stock, all home grown,  including  Potatoes, Cabbage, Carrots, Etc., Eto.  Also, a .large   quantity   of  '- " first class  Timothy and Clover Hay.  nsroTiccE!  NOTICE  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  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  Peter Agren's .south west corner post near  Boyd's ranch about half a mile from the  Columbia river, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence west do  chains, thence south .80 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October! 1902.  :" PETER AGREN..  Write for prices and particulars to  S. Crowle, Revelstoke, B. C.  GO TO THE  REVELSTOKE    AIRY  FOR  Pure Milk  C. H. Lawrence  PROPRIETOR.  MTENiS  ^PROMPTLY 5ECURE01  ' Write for our interesting book* " Inventor's Help" and " How you are swindled."  Send usa rough sketch or model of ,ourin-.  vention oriraprovemenl and wewilltellyou,  free our opinion as to whether it it probably-  patentable. Rejected applications have often  bean successfully prosecuted by us. We  conduct fully equipped offices in Montieal  and Washington; thisqualifics us to prompt-,  ly dlipatch work and quickly st cure Patents  as broid as the Invention. Highest references,  furnished. . !  Patent* procured through Marion & Ma ;  zion receive stncJal notice without charge in.  over 100 newspapers distributed throughout,  the Dominion. ���������        . ������  Specialty:���������Patent business of  Manufac .  irers ancl Engineers.          (  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  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  |. A. Kirk's nortli west corner post thence  cast 40 chains, thence south 160 chains,  Ihcnce west 40 chains, thence north 1C0  chains to point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  J. A. KIRK.  IsTOTIOB  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  afterdate I will apply to the Chief Com  mis.sioner 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 cast 40  chains, thence south 160 chains, thence  west 40 chains to thc point of commencement. ���������"  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  ���������    PETER AGREN.  The Revelstoke Herald  and Railway men's Journal  IT HAS A LARGE CIRCULATION  IT COVERS THE FIELD_ .       IT GIVES ENTIRE SATISFACTION.  torers  MARION & MARION     .  Patant Experts and Solicitors.   I  M f   New York Ufe B'ld'e. .Tentreair  Offlces:   {    AtlanticBMg.WashingtonO.C-i  ..   NOTIOE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days  afterdate I Intend to apply to the Honorable  tbe Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special license to eut and carry away  timber from the following described lands,  situated ln North East  Kootonay District:���������  Commencing at a post planted on the north  bank of the Columbia Kiver at theoutletof  lnbasket Lake and marked "B. A. Lawson's  south east corner post." thence north 80 chal ns:  thence -west BO chains: thence south 80 chains;  thenoe east 80 chains to the point ol icom-  mencement.  Dated tu   27th day ol Scptem ber 1902.  B. A. LAWSON.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES :    $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.  Our Job Printing Department  Is equipped with the Latest Faces of Type, the Best of Presses and Inks, and  we,guarantee Clean, Neat and Attractive Work.      No Job too Large or too '  Small.  * +  ' We Print ...  r,   We Print .....  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"j<y  <���������  #  i'f  i't  i't  iy  i't  *'t  i't  if  ���������  ���������������.  i>  i't  i't  i>  i>  it  iw  i>  i't  i>  $  4  "O  <>  o,  4>  iwata iwsvwmw iaa^rtwcniniVi \~ iP.Vi'it.tM*  iCft^iaji^,'Ifrtk-it'r������.>al'^-^������?<r|*^'?'w'������c'<  #t������^'������������>aai>irTfnirtHs������*������NU\ii<uij^1-jwj;  !&*'-  "1  :>nil proceeded tn  ilia   margin'- nntl  ; i.:js anil spaces:  unrds In pura-  .Ueiseored  divers  .ml then re-turned  ^Jhe "Fake" Element In Success.  t;T ts. well enough in prate about the  v| -beauties of fi'osi'.iUo i rulh', o,hd shift cerlty, but tliere is no 'successful  ���������irnc-rit without a little 'Taking".,to set  At of.': ana "faking" v.-lt'iout merit will  'prosper where n-.;.r': y.'Hliout "faking"  -would starve. iSa'vr.ij.i:-.'? declaration  ���������that the- public lovea to be humbugged  is ' not flippancy, Vint" a serious "ciitl-  -clsm of human niturr-. Apropos, nn  'exchange rotates  th.- fu.lowing::  "K-rc, Willie." s:.!il one of the forr-  'moM members of the bar, the other  rt.v'. to hi.-: oi"co o' ..- "-'pill a little rmi  In.';  on  this  v.'lll."   Th... ���������boy . took  tin"-  ��������� document, which- h--.l bc-n neatly type  "��������� v i'.ti.n antl backc 1,  - ji.le   red   linos   cbo. t  ��������� ������<to*:(    the    inden'. .  - -.\i   -..���������-.seored     in!tit. 1  ..*������;;���������,;!-;i.-i und  doubly   i  ��������� no:i -a and phrase. .  the "j.aper'lo his e'up'nyr-r.  "This red ink is n lt.C������'bit of 'faking'  one must  do    to    i-'ease  people,"   remarked   the   la wye:    to   a   newspnper-  ���������i.'.mr.n   who   happen   ;     lo    be   present.  - ".Host clients won", '.ollevo that a will,  ".e'-decd or a con'..... I is valid unless  -rthere Is red Ink on ::.   unce I drew a  ;iwi!<  for  a  rich  oil  man.    1 gave  Iho  um^'.ter  much    caiiy   and    study   and  -run-tied  the' Instrtiinent briefly and  In  r<ve,-.,- simple laiigu.ise.    I had It type-  EtrJ.iten,  but  neglected ������������������ to ' enliven   th<-  -fc-'umeiit  with   fancy  designs  In  red.  ifc'������ily, I was .proud  or  the simplicity  as'j.i at the.same time of the cleurni".  ���������������T: the draft.' About  a fortnight lut.>:  ���������Jariother lawyer, a  friend of mine, con  "tSPierre-Marie, who was older than hi.-  -rcsonipanlon  and bad been wrecked once  ���������-tbtfora, was the first  to come to hlm-  2-se'J again; he looked out upon the sen  :-iaiid I  heard  him   mumble   a   savng  ��������� ;:������ath.    Then,   as   he   took   oft  his, wet  ' <������>v6bUen jacket he caught sight of the  ���������unlaid   of   his   watch;   this   he  drev.  ilrom  under  his  bolt  and  held  to  hi-  -ta.-.  -���������ii'.lTml" he .exclaimed In surprise, "i:  ans  not'   stopped!       That���������"  and   i.f  '���������sipped    it   'lightly : with "��������������������������� his-finger���������  "tl-':'-'t  is  a  good   watch!"  --**.' ~ soon as they were dressed in dr;-  il.;t'r.es and cheered a little by-the hoi  sine,   they  were caver  to  know   whai  aaH become of the boat.    Plerre-Marli  4': hed purple when lio hoard that the  '���������.'iSilct  Alexandre  hnd -hastened   to   the  .*:r.������ cf the accld.--.it and had ���������righted  'nrr,  VU'ith their knees still trembling, thei'  <if:t  stuck   ty   their  foreheads   by   th.  ���������isii  v.'r-.ter  and    the    sweat  Of   theii  ���������isoiiy,  their bodies shc.ken with sup-  iisjiwPcl   sob:;   at    the   thought   of  the  ���������.join-.��������� companion' ihey  had  lost,  they  s-zLlUo.bsJ. into the boat at;y.';i and sailed  --rway. _ They  turned    the   Pointe    de,;  -s?ou!:-\r:'5, passed  the pray little port  of  ��������� -Jicr.i- >'ck  on   their  way   to  the   pretty  i:tfle pert of Uord '.->���������.    The Gouenan-  -    xin E :i  had to bo  notified.    I kept  li  ���������ihe i.m-1  and r.i'riv.-d lit  the same time  as.'.::., others.   Xt v.as f.-,e fateful mur-  ---*a-y ���������'(   the crowd'  tint   warned   the  ���������'.vrMIi'..  "    Sh*     ame   out  on   the   threshold   of  x-.-rr   C'-.r,   upright   in    her   black   co? ���������  wune. -her  anxiou-', litt'p  face   flanked  -- ~������>y the white wi.i,;s. ol   her coif.   From  ���������fc*-Trjr   .-ha  saw    i    >    peasants   and   the  -5t&."?re "x-.t-n who v   re gathering togeth-  "���������jer.   1.   >- were ;��������� :yin r.her.   She could  '2***2 ii  "it their l.jL-ks; she could  hear it  -S":tn    tneir;  sorrowful    words    and    the  ���������' "*;aJ',ib:   alas!"   that   the   wind   brought  diex.  _^JE."'",,n by some unknown force, Eli>  -"nm I...','ards the slope of the road thai  -rsasi between her and those "who werf  -i*ppro?walng.   The child's face was pale  -*nd  har eyes .were  wide', with  terror.  ;^W2������en she saw the  two fishermen  re-  '-Awning alone, she understood ot oncf  ~wiat   had  happened.   "With   a   cry.o.  'languish  she ran  back , to    the  hous.  ��������� viballint; out, "He is dead!  he is dead!"  ito-those within."  ;.  "He Is dead! he is dead!" she cried  '"-������������������to" the   pictures   of "'the   two  departed  - parents.   ,'MJe is dead:   he is dead!"���������  --   ia J   s'-.a  threw  herself   down- at  tin-  * foot of the black cms-.: ."nstened to th-."  "--Vhlte "R'al!.    "He is t\r-,.il he is dead!'  . she :murmured,  choked  with    sobbing  -��������� 13    she    crouched     down,    her    hfei'.'.  .pressed against the v.-all' and h'er .are.'  - "Stretched up to the inngre of Christ.  3"h"e"~ii=h"ernYen a'VKr~-'!7easants;���������tn"n-  "���������hsts in their: hands, stood in silen._-  -natiide the threshold, unable to^'flni  "itr-y words of consilation. ��������� . I . wat  amo-jr them, and, '.Ike them, wa"  ���������arpe^cV'c:i3.  *=s'"tit!efi,t6''ihe.as a joke that the.man t~-  - -whotn I drew the .w:'.'.'had gons to hln  '-'^vith  the document,   oppressed   doubt:  -whether so simple a wi'! could be valid  'and when assured   -.l.-M  It was yaliO.  -had gone away unsatisfied.   "When th.  ���������old man died a will %vss filed, bearing  ���������date'a few weeks  af tor that wh'.fh  trao drawn.   The document was S"i"g>  ary in red embroidery .-.nd heivy wit:,  am-.^cc'^ary    technic."-.;    phrases.    Evi  ��������� .^������niUy  the^old  man  had  had  anothe-  -win drafted that pk-a.*-ed his eye.   It li  ."tome satisfaction to i.'e to know th:-  -ibe <-">urt construed the'��������� ornsnisnt'  wil:   :.-. mean  wh.it  1   knew  to  t<c-' th  - .fry -ontrary of the testatu:'.-- intei.  vi<m. Since then I have not sp.ire.1 fi--  red Ink,"  A Queer Conventionality."  HE rojniil English fnmlly is'ex-  ceedingly domestic and affectionate; but thero hud developed among its;, members  ind th3 people connected 'with the  sourt a strange '-surface dread of meet-  ng the Queen, which was -perfectly'  Jicomprchensible to outsiders.. It was  aulto real on the -part of her children,  j nd was probably a remnant of their  rather' stern bringing up. The efforts  ihey made to vanish Into ithln air when  the,.Queen camo upon them unawares  vere most ludicrous. From them the  snloura'jjeT. caught the same spirit,  vhlch led to many amusing incidents.  Jays a writer dn the "Century Mng-a-  :lr.o:" Wo wore coming home from  .Vhlp"plnghniii Church, designed and  iullt by Prince Albert, and where  Princess Boatiiicc -hrid"'l>oen married  :he >year before, When we suddenly  :nmo upon a royal group walking lel-  nirely ahead toward Osborne Cottage,  s'aturally wo slncltcnod our pace,  .vhen, to our dismay, wo saw looming  ip in the opposite direction certain  A'hlto ponies and outriders, Ca.ught  Jotwoen two-.fires, we 'paused a mo-  nent, took in the situation,-and de-  :Idod Quickly that we had Just itlme to  icramblo In saToly before the Queen's  larrlnge could draw up nt the door.  Seeing that thc advance party had nl-  ���������eady turned Into the vlno-cbvered  porch, we gave wings to our heela and  Jolted dn, too, and there suddenly came  ipon the whole company saying good-  jye to one another, nearly* knocking  ���������hom  over  in our inad  haste.    Prince     and   H.R.H.  the  -of  ,  feeing our breathless condition, and at  :he same time hearing horses' hoofs  approaching, quickly guessed what the  .'rightful danger was and left their  :onver&a-tion unfinished, having in  :ommon with .us only one Idea, thaitof  ratting out of the Queen's, eight-at  )nce." Poor people or perfect strangers the Queen never minded seeing  ut all. it w\'i.s only those whom she  cnew about that she did not care to  jncounter, as it would put her In the  iwkward position of being discourteous and passing them by, or else force  txt^r to stop and talk with thein, when  'he felt disinclined to do so. Hence,  >ut of deference -to the Queen's supposed feelings; arose the etiquette pre-  :t-.'ibing that one must never be seen  i'1 her path. .This grew into a stereo-  typad rule.  Wisdom rrom the Orient.  -^AKING Chinese proverbs aa they  are found in the literature of that  nation, they contain many gems  3f wisdom!'that cannot toe claimed by  any -Western people. -  A peculiar proverb exposing the  works of Chinese idolatry runs as follows: "A maker of graven.Images does,  not worship the gods; he knows what  ilioy are made of." Speaking thus In  "''grii'd to his make-believe gods, the  Chinaman disposes; of hts real divinities in a manner equally quaint. The  saying is attributed to Confucius:.  "Itespect the gods, but keep them at  n distance." Some of the proverbs of  -nthay are remarkable for their ln-  'iglit. For Instance, the following- 1������  ny no means shallow: ��������� "The man of  first-rate excellence Is virtuous independent of .Instruction;'he of the middling class becomes so after Instruction. 'The lowest order of, man Is villous -in spite - of lnjitruotion." -! Here,  "���������oo, la a truth -which carries far In ���������  ivork-a-daiy world: "A single conversation across the.. table with a w'laa  aian Is better than ten years' mere  study-of books." Again,.the following  is an example of much1*that might almost have been made to Socrates' or-  3or: "When the work of merit is don������  ind reputation is coming, to get out  Jf the way is the high rood to Heaven." And;-.setting-"..aside'vthe wisdom  of the wise, we find the laBt commentary of the pessimistic Chinaman  sn things in general in the following  concise form: "For every soul that  Heaven"���������;creates Earth ! provide*' ������.  irave." ......  ������L'Ouvrage."  The god  of.heart's desire,  ignored,  doth  wait,  Whilst- sated Wealth within   the; palace  gate  .Oures_dreamless_sleen_in_vain,._andVwatls_  his fate.  Whilst ho (to whohi this god's an unloved  guest),  His'brawn would barter, and hlshungrs  zest.  For -Wealth's soft, silken pillows of .unrest. "'  " Splendid and terrible, the wage I deal;  To   some,   a   curse,   for   others,   balm   to  heal: _ , ���������  Vo-day. I hide; to-morrow, I reveal.  iu u������,, j. ���������Richard   Scrace.  A Novel Enterprise.  A Touch ef Doggerel.  Jn the "North-American "Review" w-  -flnd an interesting article by Dr. A. TV.  -T. Martin on t!i> poetry of the Chine?'-.  tThe Celestial poets, like our own. art-  ~������.oain1y tninor. ���������. One of them addresses  aois la-iy-love in  this wise:  "*whi    trees  "whose     boughs    together  twine.  Two birds that guard one nest.  .Well soon be far asunder torn,  Ai Bunrlse from the West.  0 .r     -���������->33??ll  '-'-���������l^crts knit in childhood's lnnncenee,  ^ons "bound in Hymen's ties,  ->��������������� coes to distant battlefields,  3oe sits at home and sighs.  IMca   carrier dove, though seas divide,  Til seek my lonely mate;  '--Bat hf afar I find a grav������, ���������  Xtou'U mourn my hapless fate.  -C&a flavor seems   quits   familiar.    In  '���������^et, adds the "Outlook," one touch of  4BCgerel makes the whole world kin.  3*Be people are so anxious to keep  "tielr left hand In Ignorance of the  -Iseds of their right that they keep lt  -n perpetual Idleness.���������Ex,  "Harper's Bazar" states that a  young woman In a Western city: Is  idding very appreciably to an otherwise moderate Income by making sandwiches, - As'.U4u.il- with these nondf-  Hcrlpt businesses, the occupation came  by chance. It;fell to her lot once or  twice to furnish _������undwJches aa her  contribution to one������ or t\yo fairs and  festivals; and their excellence aroused  comment. Tneri friends coaxed her  Into sandwich service now and then,  till at last she took advantage of. her  evident specialty and became a professional at it. Many of her combinations are original, one of the moment  being chopped pineapple mixed with a  delicate cream cheese, the variety that  Is made from whipped crea.m. She  3oes all the work herself, even to the  ieslgning of attractive little cards decorated with a seasonable flower upon  which she prints in dainty script her  isaortment with prices. The success of  ner work undoubtedly lies in the limitation which she puts upon lt���������-she will  take no more orders than she; can fill  herself, and each sandwich which  leaves her hand is as perfect as Jf lt  were the only one. She finds a demand, for her products throughout the  year, .picnic sandwiches being; one of  her dost frequent orders.  Mrs. Pretty���������Isn't It strange?    Mrs.  Beautl has not   put   on mourning for,  aer  husband.     Mr.   Pretty���������I  under-,  ji itand that her late husband partlcular-  kry requested that'ahe should not. Mrs.  I Pretty���������The brute!    I s'pos* he knew  \- how   lovely   she  would  look  In   It.���������  ���������Plck-Me-Up." - ��������� i^j-io^^fflaj  I ���������     Anecdotal.  Some years ago when Bishop Potter,  of Now York, was traveling in .Minnesota, a man approached him on the  railway platform nnd scanned his  features closely. "Excuse me," -ho  said, finally, "but haven't T seen your  picture in the papers?" He was compelled to confess that he had. "I  thought so," continued the Inquisitive  one; "may I ask what you were cured ,  of?" ������������������    '  Hero is a new story of Padercwski.  He recently lost his only son, and  tho effect', on him has been to soften  flown the little eccentricities' which  used to charm his!loss artistic follow-  ars. He went to Dresden for the first  performance', of his own. opera. Amid  .lie enthusiastic demonstrations which  greeted Its success, ho observed ln Rus-  Blan to a friend, "All this might be  dust If I could have one smile from my  :hlld!"  At it seaside hotel the other day a.  new .arrival, Having mado terms with  the proprietor, proceeded to write his  name In.'tho hotel book. While ho  was so engaged a rather large flea  noppod across the open page before  him. "Well," he remarked, throwing  Sown the pen, "I have been In hotels  where thero were fleas, but never before have I been in an hotel where tho  fleas search the register for the num-  oer of their rooms."  When the Transvaal war was at Its  height, Paul Kruger sent a commissioner to England to find out If there  were- any more men left there. The  commissioner wired from London to  lay that there were four million men  and-women "knocking about the  town," that there was no excitement,  and that men were begging to be sent  to fight the Boers. Kruger, wired  Hack, "Go north." The, commissioner  round himself in Newcastle eventually,  a.ndwired to Kruger: "For God's sake,  stop that war! England, is bringing  ap men from hell, eight at a time, In  cages!"    He liad seen, a  coal mine.  A quotable story is told of a'nilssion-  Ary who was spending a short holiday  In Texas. After he had been at his  hotel for, some days he ! met with a  very fierce-looking man of the cowboy  type, who, he noticed," had anything  but. a sweet- temper. : -'Do you know,"  he said to him one day, "that you  Bhould love your enemies?" "That's; a  thing I can't do," sir." "What! I am  sure a man like you could do anything  :lf you tried." "Anything but that, par-  Bon; it's impossible." ."Impossible!"  said th'e missionary, surprised and  tiurt. "How?" "I ain't got one to love,  [shot  the  last this  morning."  Julian Corbett may be said to have  ���������stablished himself as an authority on  the history of the British navy. A  ivhile ago Mr, -Corbett wrote to the  idmiralty to' suggest that a new first-  class battleship then building be  christened ."Drake." A formal" Intimation that ihis letter had been received and :should have ��������� due: attention  (vas followed, after a decent interval,  ay a dignified reply from my lords, in  which they expressed their regret .at  aot being.able to carry out Mr. Cor-  oett's suggestion, and explained that it  would be contrary to precedent to  lame a' flrst-class battleship after a  sird.  A Sunday School -teacher who has &>  class of little girls makes it her custom-to tell them each Sunday ofsome  little incident that has happened during the week, and request the children  to quote a verse of Scripture to; lllus-  trateTthe story. In this way she hopes  to Impress the usefulness of Biblical  Knowledge upon the little ones. Last  Sunday she told her class of a cruel  ooy who would catch cats and cut  their talis off. "Now, can any little  girl tell me of an appropriate verse?"  she asked. There was a pause for a J  tew; moments, when -one little girl  irose, and! in a solemn voice said:  "Whatsoever God has joined7 together  <t  no  man  put  asunder."  .Sir Harry Poland,,a";British magistrate,/noted for-'his brilliancy, is care-  !ess in his dress. Once his; family: per-  maded him to go to Poole and order  i fashionably cut suit. To the chagrin  >f the household, Sir Harry looked  more outlandish in the new clothes  :han' in his oldi ones. His brother-in-  ^aw���������went���������to-see���������Eoole-3.bDiit_it.__^It__Is_  .iot my fault, sir," the tailor assured  .lim. "Every care was taken, but how  >ould we fit a gentleman who would  insist upon heing measured sitting  !own?" And the only satisfaction that  :ould be obtained from Sir Harry Po-  iand himself later on was the dry comment: "Well, It's my business, and not  fours. I like to be comfortable. H  spend three parts of my life sitting  lown, and I prefer to be measured  io."  A Philadelphia paper tells of a  brido arr*! bridegroom who recently  ircnt to housc-kenplng and arc biased  with a maid of ail work who is fresh  trom the Emerald Isle. This Is her  first "place," and her Ignorance of  Jonr=stlc affairs Is only equalled by  her ���������\'Up?->bll!ty and h.-r ' '������������������"erfi,' -.* ".'.  Ingncss to learn. At firit _she <"U!n't  know the names of thf ordinary household utensils, even mistaking on ; ont  occasion, when there was company at  dinner, the ice pick for the carving  steel. One day last week the bride had  been doing some shopping, and among  other things she bought an umbrella  stand for the vestibule. It was lite  when she reached home. "Did any  packages come?" she asked. "Tis,  mum," was the reply. "The wagon  cum wid th' cu:,pidore fer th' umbrel-  lles."  A certain Scotch minister was very  inxious that an old couple in his parish should become teetotalers, an  anxiety they In no wise shared. After  much pressing, however, they ���������'-��������� contented, laying down as a condition that  Ihey should be allowed to keep a. bottle  >f "Auld Kirk" for medicinal purposes. About n. fortnight after, John  began to feel his resolution weakening;  >ut he was determined not to be th*  Irst to give way. In another week,  lowever, he collapsed entirely. "Jenny,  woman," he said, "I've an awfu' pain  ;n my heid; ye micht gie me' a wm  Irappie, an" see gin It'll dae mo ony  juld." "Weel, gudeman," she replied,  'ye're owre late o' askin', for everisln'  .hat bottle cam'!! Into the hoose, Tvo  ween bothered sae wl' pains V my held,  t". a' duns, an' there's nae drappte  left." _   .     . ,  ���������"EttUOi-Saving" i������uL   Oil>-"Pru-  ducing.  PEAKING of the Introduction In  Eastern telephone exchanges  of the "line-busy" phonograph  attachments, the "Argonaut" remarks that ln the effete East these Innovations ... mny possibly be tamely received, but tliey had a short life ln  San Francisco. When some bright tele-  phono clerk conceived the plan: of saving anothor clerk's wages by putting  on a phonograph to say, "Line Is busy,"  It was. received with rejoicing by the  telephone stockholders In' Snn Francisco. But the te'ophon'o subscribers  did not like it at all, and did not hesitate to say so. On the -Ilrst dny of the  innovation the stiu-tled telephone subscribers listened In wonder to the mechanical moaning, squeaking and buzzing of the phonograph droning out:  "We ���������will���������call���������you���������line���������is���������busy ���������  Hno���������ls-*usy��������� we ��������� will ���������call���������you."  The machine, naturally, was deaf to  expostulation or enquiry. To polite  dissent and to fiery oaths lt returned  the same .monotonous gronn: "We���������  will���������call���������you���������line���������Is���������busy." Gonded  by this automatic barking, the most  mild-mannered men became temporarily maddened. On that famous first  day tin; telephone scenes In tho various  clubs were peculiar. .From tlie telephone closets there would come at Intervals wild bursts of oaths and sometimes maniac laughter.; The attendants  would hasten to the telephone temple,  and assist forth congested millionaires,  purple-faced, pop-eyed, apoplectic.  They were speechless���������all they could  do was to shake their fists at the telephone. When a mining millionaire from  Mexico, newly arrived that day,: suddenly burst out of the telephone closet  clamoring for an axe with which to attack the Instrument, the club manager  grew apprehensive. When, later in the  day, an alcoholic millionaire could not  wait for an axe, -but demolished the  telephone with a heavy, silver-headed  cane, the man?ger concluded to take  prudential measures and ask the tele-  Phone company to switch off the phonograph. Which was done. This was  the end of the telephone-phonograph  ln the San Francisco clubs, and not  long after It was disused throughout  the city generally. This experience is  respectfully submitted by the "Argonaut" for the consideration of Eastern  cities.  CunouS'Bics ot News.  Suicide Contagious.  Mayor Morse, of Emporia, Kan.,  asked the editors of Emporia papers  recently to refrain from publishing details of suicides. He said that the publication of such details had caused an  epidemic ot suicides In that community  In the last two years. He had consulted with the Board of Health, and  thought that if the papers would not  comply with his request he had a  right to stop summarily the publication of suicide details under a law providing for the suppression of epidemics.  " If the paper." he said, " on which  ���������these local papers are printed-had.been,  kept in.a place infected with smallpox I could demand that the papers  quit using that paper or stop publication. If they spread another contagion, the contagious suggestion- of  suicide, I believe the liberty of the  press is not -to. be considered before  ���������the public welfare, and that;the courts  would sustain me in ^sing force , to  prevent; the publication of papers containing matter clearly deleterious to  the public health.  "-However, no i\ich steps need be  taken. Mr. White, of the *Gazette;'  Mr; Strong,' of the -'Republican,' and  Mr. Tearout, of the ' Times/ are ln  sympathy with ine ln this movement  and will suppress the details of suicides until the epidemic; subsides."  ��������� Sunshine.  After a morn of dreary rain  The  sullen clouds  withdrew.  The summer sun shone forth, again  From skies of dazzling blue:  Sorrow and suffering was my dole,  But you have banished pain-  Tour  love  shone  through my .lonely  soul  Like sunshine after rain!  ���������Eileen Benson.  Where There Is No Degeneracy.  ���������=A���������delightful���������articlea.by���������.Me���������Frank,  Beddard; -of the: London Zoological  Gardens,, in the ."Pall Mall Magazine,"  makes oho suspect that!the only spot  in civilization where degeneracy ��������� has  not begun is the " Zoo." Mr. Beddard  takes us through the great menagerie  which is under liis supervision, and  shows us many distinguished Inmates  at dinner. The hippopotamus Is ��������� an  enviable gourmet. He has been thirty-  seven; years at the "Zoo," and has had  only one attack of indigestion. On  that grave occasion he was curedwlth  foity (or eighty) drops of croton oil,  administered in; a ; bun. Happy beast!  No visits to specialists at a guinea a  visit ! No anxious trials of patent  'medicines, advertised in; the, evening  papers with portraits of the cures.!  Down v/f.-t thf 'wil, ..nd Tllppo wai  hkr!������_:j .'{; ... : Tho Australian cassowary con'umes everything (except the  missionary and ,hLs. hymnybook), and  never knows what' Indigestion means.  Excellent living (Mr. Beddard's statistics of the food are staggering) and  leisured ease make astonishing longevity at the "Zoo." There was a Madagascar parrot who flourished in captivity for fifty-foui> years; and goodness knows how old he was when he  retired to Regent's Park. Possibly he  became a centenarian- The official records apparently neglect to state! his  views of life.  Incident at'Pekin.  Proba.biy the most amusing Incident  of the siege of Pekin, says Henry Savage Landor, occurred on July 22, 1800,  when the Dowager-Bmpremi sent ������  hundred -melons, some cucumbers and  egg-plant as a present to the Chinese  soldiers at the barricades. The servants who brought them mlsunder-  ������tood the order;- and handed over th������  whole lot to the foreign soldiers/also  at their barricade. The vegetables  were hauled in with due haste, am soon  as the guards got over their first astonishment at the handsome gift; but  nq doubt the person most astonished  of all was the messenger on. bis return  to the Dowager-Empress. It Is not  improbable that the misplaced melons  cost him his ilia. . ���������  The number of retail liquor dealers  n the Uni ted-States at the close ot  ast year.' was .200,000. The total vote  )f the Prohibition party ��������� In the clcc-  :ion of the same year was 209,000.  In the bottom of n atruwberry-lios  ' J-pencil at Hutchinson, Kan., the other  day, the following note wns found  'written on the smooth wood: "I am  Cora Mursli, aged sixteen, of Losan,  Mo.    Never  been  kissed."  A man in Ray County, Mo., became  Convinced recently Unit he hnd ln-  Rplcnt consumption. Every time ho  Irew a full breath he heard a cnickl-  ���������ng sound. A doctor discovered that  :he crackling sound' was mado by a.  small  buckle  on  his  suspender.  A curious old custom wns recently  revived at Groat Onltloy, -England,  Where parish lands, wore let by "pin  .n candle." The local clergyman prodded. A pin Is Inserted in n. burning  randlo, and so long as it remains in  its tallow rcsllug-plncc bids tiro tukon.  The hist bidder before tlie pin drops is  Joclared the tenant for tho year.  A Paris schoolmaster has petitioned  fhe-French Chamber against kings  still reigning on "French playing cards.  Mo suggests kings should be replaced by  pictures of Thiers, MacMahon, Grovy,  ind Carnot; and queens by equally  prominent women Republicans. The  Parliamentary Commission sitting on  ihe petition has replied thnt the change  s impossible, since it would ruin quite  t number of playing-card factories.  What Is probably the ! most extra-  jrdlnary plant ever discovered has  low been found by E. A. Suverkrop,  Jf: Philadelphia, who,- during trips to  South America, has for some .-...'years  oeen contributing to the collection of  als friend, Professor N: E.. Brown, of  the! Herbarium, Kew:.'-.Gardens, Lon-  3on. The amazing plant which Mr.  Suverkrop has now found is an orchid that takes';} a" drink whenever It  .'eels thirsty by letting down a tube  into the Water,; the tube,: when not in  use, being colled up on top, of the plant.  Baltimore, Md., had a bulldog until  recently, that made a practice of  milking cows in the fields. Just how  :he dog formed the habit is not known,  c-ut it is thought he acquired it by  following the example of calves. He  aad often been seen with the many  :ows in pasture about Mount Washington across a cow's back while she  was lying down. Ills appetite for  mile grew so strong that he was not_  satisfied with part of the supply, but'  wanted it all, antl attacked a dairy-  aiaid who wont into hor barnyard to  nilk. He was despalched by a police-  nan with ti revolver.  ��������� iThe capital invested in -electrical'  enterprises in the United States is .estimated by "American Trade" at four  oillion dollars. We have the same authority for the assertion that those  Industries employ more than half a  million persons. Almost half of the  iggregate capital is represented by  the -electric railways, which, it would  ie safe to assume, employ a majority  Jf the half-million persons. There  were dismal predictions current ten  or fifteen years ago -of things " that  would befall oertaln, classes of labor  when electric cars came in; but the  ib'ollshment of the" horse-car has prob-  ibly thrown no one ��������� out of work���������except the horse.  Coats of mall are now being manj-  tactured from papier-mache that cannot be distinguished ;from real antique  armor. According to tht - wishes of  the customer, the armor can be  turned but bright steel, silver and gold  jalay, hammered brass, rusty iron or  malachite. As described by the New  Fork "Evening Post," the new goods  ire calculated to deceive the best  critics, and to give all the satisfaction  of the genuine coat of mall. They are  warranted not to break easily-or to  ;ut any unfortunate guest upon -whom  '.hey may happen to fall. All descriptions of armor can be had. The new  Invention has aroused the anger of  :he dealers in antique armor, who declare that" it is' intended to ruin their  trade.  A well-known English firm of tobacconists are giving away In their  jackets of cigarettes a small map of  the^KIoriUike-district: It���������"ls "colored"  red,/-and the -"words: "British Terrl-.,  :ory" are printed upon it in large let-  :ers. On the back Is found the following little history of the gold fields:  'There is no doubt that the Klondike  Jistrict is the richest gold field yet  ilscovei-ed.: It comprises: some 192,000  square miles, mostly in 'British territory, and although mining has been  jolng on steadily for the past ten  /ears, It was only in August, 1S36,  .hat the extraordinary richness of th������  Jlggings was discovered." ,We have  Deen accustomed to! portraits >'������������������ of fat  women and popular heroes for so long  :hat the novelty is as pleasant as It  s Instructive.  Anecdotal.  Where lie Failed.  The young man drew himself up to  his full height.  "I have," he cried, ,,"an unsullied  character, an ardent heart, a versatile  mind and strenuous biceps."  The young girl yawned and seemed  interested. He was quickMo push-his  advantage.  "I am the possessor of a town and  country house, a yacht, a stable of  thoroughbreds and a box at the opera."  'She hesitated, and a slight flush betrayed that she was listening.  "I have got,", he. continued with; a.  certain "fierceness, "thirty, servants,  forty pairs of trousers, fifty ancestors,  :hree automobiles, six prize bull pups  ind.an army commission."  ���������Ah! she had f'JJnd her tongue mt  ,a*t- " ' ' *  '"And how many golf medals?", sha  lsped.  The youns man shuddered.  .   He felt that  he  had lost.    H������ had  played nervlly and high, but she was  ibove    his    limit.���������"Waverley    Msffa-  ilne."  In "War's Brighter Side." Mr. Julian  Itnlph tolls the ���������following stf.-ry or sentry humor: A��������� Fr'ench-Cuniidlun member of the lloyal Canadian lle-clmont  ot Infantry was doing .sentry-go one  night at Enslln (Graxpan). The ..oun-  tersifi'n for the niglit was��������� "Hullfax."  Presently there came a si rolling soldier,  whom our gallant Cnnrirtin.n promptly  uh'.'illeiigcd: "Who go ilnriiV" "Friend."  "Advance, fron, nni pace on���������and say  M-lnvei'sack'���������ail Is vnle."  The: burial, service of the Churcli of  England la '-not vory:'well known -in  Scotland. An English parson touring  in the Nortii was hurriedly culled upon  to rend the service over the . mbrtal  remains of an old.resident.of clip Episcopal faith. Beaching that v irt of thn  burial service referring to "Uio soul'nt  our dear brother (or sister) departed,"  he paused momentarily tn ask the nearest mourner In a singe aside, "Brothor  or sister?" The 'mourner, addressed-at  once answered,- "Nne relation', ut' till,  sir; Just the auld landlady from the  inn."  Lord Card wollwris In the habit ot  using tho church prayers at family  prayers.'-. One day his valet came to  him and said: "I must leave your lord-  ship's service at once," "Why, what  have you to complain of?" "Nothing  personally, but your lordship will repeat every morning: 'We have done  those things which wo ought not to  hnve done, and have left undone those  things which we ought to have (l������ne.'  Now I freely admit that I have often  done things I ought not, but that T  have left-undone'things'-that I ought  lo have done, I- utterly deny; and I  will not stay here to hear it said."  In one of the "later settlements of  New. South Wales; a man was put on  trial for stealing a- watch. The evidence had been : very conflicting, and  asthe Jury retired the Judge remarked  kindly that If he could give any assistance in the way! of smoothing out possible, difficulties he should be happy  to do so. ' Eleven of thc Jury had filed  out of the box, but the twelfth remained,; and the expression, on his face  showed that ho was in deep trouble.  "Well, sir," remarked the judge, "is  there any question you would like to  ask me before you retire?" The juror's  ! face; brightened,. and}��������� he. replied eagerly: "I would like lo know, my lord. If  you could tell us whether the prisoner  .stole the watch."  An English loid of the manor was  returning home one night, when he  found a country 'bumpkin standing by'  the kitchen door .with a lantern ln his  hand. "What are .yon doing'here.?" the  lord asked, roughly. "J've come n-  focirlln', sir," was'the reply. "A-court-  ing? What do you moan iby that?"  "I'm a follower o' Mary, the kitchen  maid." "Is it your habit to carry a,  lantern when you are on such errands?" "Yes, sir." "Nonsohse!" retorted the master, angrily. "Don't talk  such stuff to me! Be off with your-  sr-lt': ."Courting wltha lantern! _When  I was young I never used such' a .  thing." "No, sir," said the yokel, moving rapidly away. "Judgln' by ,the '  missus, I shouldn't think ye did."  ���������A new book about tho Sultan de-'  scribes that sovereign ns the possessor  of an' overmastering hobby���������the - col-,  lection of animals. It is said thaf'on*  one occasion, ln 1SS2, Musurus .Pacha,  tho Turkish Ambassador, waited three  days In great anxiety for a reply to a  communication to the Sultan, at the  Instance of Mr. Gladstone, on the subject of Egypt. At length a long despatch arrived; it was an order for  some wild sheep which Abdul Hamid  wanted for his park. The Sultan la  very fond of parrots. "But once a favorite bird called out the name ol a  eunuch,,DJafer, who came In-obedl-'  ^nce, as he thought, to the voice of his  master. Alidul wrung the bird's neck  with his own hands, saying, "In this  palace there must be only one voice to  command.'! -*--'_  Lord Justice Clark Braxfieid of'Scotland was a man of few words,- and  strong business habits. In 'courting  his seoond wife Ms procedure wtas entirely illustrative of the peculiarities  of his character. Calling on fhe lady,  he said to her, without'preliminary remark: "Lizzie, I a.m looking out for a  wife, and I thought you Just the person that would suit me. Let me have  your answer, 'Yes' or 'No,' the morn,  and nae m'air about it." The lady; the-  next day, replied,,in. the^afiinmaitive.,  "P"eTHapsTHe^repented_'liis":preotipltanqy,"  for wheh a butler gave warning, on  account of Mrs. BraxfieWs scolding  propensities, the judge replied: "Lord,  mon, ye've little to complain o"; ye  may be thankful ye're no married to  her." i - r  v  Mrs. Fltz-Caudle���������Ah. me! There  was a time when you always called ma  'Daisy;" now It's "Mrs. Fltz-Caudle,"  as If I were the merest stranger to  jrou. Fltz-Caudle���������Found out my  mistake, my dear. Daisies shut up at  light.     You   don't���������"Pick-Me-Up."  Anepdotal.  Two little glrls'vls'itod a certain Anglican church 1101,8. hundied miles fiom  Olt.iwa, whlch'i'S'ndtod for Its extieme  ritualism, "says the .'''Citizen." After  the sermon had proceeded for some  timo, one lilUti giii icanedjiOver und  asked tho oilier In a stage whisper:  "When does he bum the -bugs?" "He  doesn't burn bugs," retorted the other,  Indignantly. "Oh;" said the other, evidently disappointed,. ..'.'-'my father said  lhey burned Insects in Lhis church."  At Arundel, relate.'; Augustus ,1-Iave.  lhu guests wore 'astonished by Uio butler coining In one day abruptly and  tiaylng to the Duke: . "May it please  Vour Grace, Lord Thuiiow has luld.au  Dgg." it was one oC"_tho owls which  existed, ut'Arundel till, the"time of" the  present owner. Lord Thuiiow's daughter, going round their cages ill the wall,  liad stopped opposite one of them, and,  looking tit the blinking bird, said:  'Why, he's just; like papa." The bird  ivus ever nfier called Lord Tbuiiow, '  George IV.', as,Prince. Kcgcnt, was  very charming- when ho' was not drunk,  but ho generally; was. Ho asked .Curran to dinner one. day to. amuse him.  Curran was up to it, and 'sat silent all  through dinner. "This Irritated .the  Prince, and at last, after dinner, when  lie had had a good deal: too muolv he  filled ������ glass .wilh wine and threw lt ln  Cumin's; face, with: "Sayr something  funny,- can't .you!" Curran,' without  moving a muscle,.; threw, his own glass  of wine In his neighbor's face, saying:  "Pass His lloyal Hlghness's joke." .  It Is related that ta Yankee once came  to Windsor Castle and Insisted on see-  .ng Queen Victoria. They told Tilm lt  was quite impossible; but,he persisted.  They tried - to':" explain court etiquette";  out he said his business was lmpo'rt-  mt. Tliey said no one. saw Her Ma-,  lesty except by appointment; but he  anly replied .that the Queen would be  the loser if, she defined to see him.  Then they told him fiat-footed, that,  oefore seeing the'Queen, he must state  the object of his. visit.. Pie said he  wanted, to show her a new piece of  furniture ���������a,throne-bed ��������� a-perfect  throne by day and a perfect bed' by  night..  At a political meeting held near Sheffield   in   thc lasl  Biitish" elections  the  candidate.was late, so to keep the.au-  dlence in a good humor the chairman  recited,  as  a    personal    experience;  a  yarn he -had heard at a meeting .held  more than a. hundred miles,from. Sheffield.    The candidate arrived, and,-" after  making the   usual   apologies,   said,  that he just had  a most  comical 'personal   experience.-   v He     recounted   it.,  I'he  audience -guffawed itremondously.  "I have never known that yaTn go down,  so' well,", said' the    candidate', to'tlie  chairman.    '-'It happens to bo.thc same,  yarn,"   replied   the  chairman,   "that   J.  have just trotted out myself."'   .'  . A contributor to "Current Literature"'  relates   the   following:   "My   little  nephew John has'   a " great head.'"His.,  mother), who is-an.enthusiastic' Sunday '  school worker,  often .invites her class  to her liome  for 'an' afternoon' of 're-1 "  creation andi'erreshment.,..On,one ocr  casion she thought best .to coach John  i little in regard to three little fellows,/"  children of poor-parents..". She;told hirrv  ne must be careful not.'to hurt" their"  feelings in "any'way," as they were'very  proud. During the.process of the afternoon play John was heard to remark  (apropos'of their stiff ^-unsociability),"  'You needn't be..so stuckpup,', .he said,  I know sonie people lots poorer'than  you are.'"     '   --r'- '='.'-.-^ ���������'r-''7i '*"' ��������� '��������� '  When Booker: T, .-Washington began  lis early attempts to arouse the colored  mon  ofthe' South "to' "work'''regula'rly.  save their, money, ,8top.isteallngichlck-;  ?ns,  lead  good  lives,   etc.",  one  of his  "agencies   was "the'   eeta'b'Hsh.meht ��������� of-  schools.- Money -was, scarce, and it .was:  3. day of small beginnings.    The'first  class washeld on the porch of'a house,  out ..it (rapidly- outgrew thej accommo-  iation, and,in casting about for ampler  facilities, -he, found'ah "old, abandoned  aen-house.; Finding a,venerable'-,darkey  die, he said, to him: "Sam, yougo'rup  to-morrow morning-"and 'clean out "that  iidii hen-house:back. ..of;;-Mr.. '. . , . ,'s  louse."     "Sho'ly,    Mr.    Washington,"-  was'the reply','"'you won't clean' out a  ,aen-house ,in de-dayrtlme.?.">... .|.   ..,-  The Annihilation , of Solitude.  w  A waist of raw material.���������N.Y.v" Life."  In the Days of Less.  tt* coatless man puts a careless arm  'Round the waist of the hatless girl.  As over the dustless and mudless roads  In a horseless ��������� carriage they' whirl.  titke a lcadless  bullet from  hammsrless  gun.  By smokeless powder driven.  They fly to taste the speechless Joy-  By endless union given.  Though the only lunch his c-jlnless purs*  Affords  to them  the  means-  Is a tasteless meal of boneless cod       "'  With a " side "'of strlngless beans,.  .  He  puffs  a  tobaccolcss; cigarette  And   laughs  a  mirthless  laugh --  When papa tries to coax her back  Bj   wireless  telegraph.'; ���������Ex.  '  .1    f.     .'    I.       " .     '       l    -,.������.'. .'1      ..---I.?'      .  ���������*-"*"' wonderful Is  th'e'progress  made with ,i wireless ^telegraphy," remarks the Lon-  drin'"'Outio'ok,"' "but ;wbn-.  * .'���������'i !,     , vderful only for.a day.. The  lay, ufter  sees  it become  commercial'  it the "rate, of 'slxpence"-halfpenriy"per  word." , That'was!the charge on^boardi  .he .Cunard steamer "Lucania,", which  las' been' fitted with" the Marconi 'apparatus,  and gave if a practical  and  mccessful .trial   on  a  recent   Sunday..  ?"ar out on the open sea," cut bf���������������from  ill- visible'connection* with land; 'those'  m board were able ,to transmit mes-  agea "to lightships, passing vessels, and  ���������o the'shore by the'mysterious'electric  waves, ��������� and   receive , answers   by... tho  lame   means.    Electricity,   in   fact,   ia  '.Tansf:orming"the  whole  conditions ot  luman existence. - There Is nothing it  innnot .assist us  to do;  by and .by it  na'y''even  be ' made   to   think 'for"'us.  .Perhaps It wHliturn} out to >be life, and  :hought   itself.     In, .the , form .or ,the  Roentgen ' rays   it' makes ' our : bodies  .ransparent; a' short .time'land lt may  ay bare our thoughts.. The uiun who  ooks^up'on the solltu'i'.n'and qiii'fi nf the  icean , as  tedious.' need   no .longer.: h*  inoccupied; .hcsliu-U^have. the. doings  ������f' dry 'land brought' to' him' eacli' mo- -  nent by electric, currents.'> In<-at little  ���������ime, we ma; be sure, .the hour;.s .news  vlll follow'the'railway traveler along  .he-line  and .be  reproduced1 by "sbfiio  " licking  apparatus,; in   the strain.- . .Ws"  thall all" have' sixpenny pocket" transmitters 'and  keep-" ourselves1-in-'touch  vith business'^and our families during  ���������he  holidays;   the  tops  of ' mountains  I ihall  no  longer  be'seclusion,  and  it  ���������hall go well with .us If we are allowed  o   lie   Btlll   in   our , graves.    .Thought  ransmlsBion  will'" be  perfected' soon,  -t md  by- means , of  electric waves . we  "hall all think tbe same thing- at ^the-  ���������ame time'without trie trouble'of 'r'ead-  ng, - reckoning, or writing.-.'.Instead of  'three. B-'s"   there   will..begone   "Is;'*  j rverybody will be  the same and no-  * tody anybody. .Then" we shall wish we  lad never been born.   Meantime a new  vord Is wanted for these' mid-Atlantic  ommunlcations.   "Wire" is -now-non-  . lense,  "telegraph".,also. What ,1s  the  vord \to bet '   '   '"  .   7-i.77   m rriiniunriirritni'*minitinietirHBi mi������trmriniN4i.iii'ina is'iii >fJi n wniv y  How Nihilists Work |  A Recital af Acluii Qccnrrances, by j  an Expatriated Russian.  i il il iiiiuihi ii 111 111 ii it mn i.i ��������� i ii1 ii'u im-'i 't'txt  in i>.u  CHAPTER, I.  In tho year 189��������� 1 wa.s attending tlio  I Medical Department of the Imperial  University at St. Petersburg. A might)',  restless wave had nt that time swept  ovor the -whole student body and tlio  majority of lliem were cither.active Nihilists or, at least, in hourly 'sympathy  with the tenets for which "Nihilism"  stands, viz.: free speech, free press anil  a representative form of government.  The Kiiiisian Government, which considers such demands* as "pernicious principles," tried hard lo cure the "obnoxious students"' with adequate doses of  imprlsonnichli^deportation and Siberia,  but "the malady" spread all the further  and took root all the deeper.  Personally,  I  was  thickly   mixed  up  with the movement, and wns at the time  holding the responsible, but risky, position of secretary to the executive committee   of   ''The    Revolutionary    Movement."    Such  wns   the  activity   of   the  executive  committee,  anil  so  Humorous  were the new recruits who dnily joined  our ranks, that tho Government became  ruly alarmed.   Exasperated at the state  f affairs, the Czar at last appointed the  mbitious,' cr'aftv "old  German, General  jrcsser, to be chief of the "Third Divi-  ion,' In-hick is, indisputably, the might-  est) nd most  efficiently organized "sc-  fret birvice" on the continent of Europe  the new chief, anxious to -please the  ������zar, concentrated all his cunning devices arid set ih'motion the vast machin-  lory at his'command for the purpose of  Extirpating -all show of opposition =to  fine Autocrat of nil the Russians."  With a zeal that merited a better  |ause,- nnd. with a grim determination  vliich was phenomenal even among his  jilass, lie wont to work and scoured the  lapilal from all points' of the compass,  fully decided to eradicate, or sliilc, any  Lianifestation of nihilism. .Men and wo-  luen were arbitrarily torn .from their  siniilios and thrown", into jail without  [jny explanation being vouchsafed to the  Jiisiuayed relatives left behind. Indeed,  fueli a vigilant espionage was instituted  Fo run down all suspects; so sudden and.  teice was the onslaught of the police,  Rid so numerous weie the an cats, th.it  the very name of Gresser struck terioi  Into the hearts of all Kberal-minded'peo  5ie in the capital; for no one was at all  lure that the not night should not find  Piini in that horrible dungeon i\hic!i thc  jtussian* Government is pleased to call  phe Schlussclberg-"Fortres3."    <  On a fine afternoon, as 1 was walking  flown the Nevski Prospect���������the principal  aoroughfare'of Str Petersburg���������an old  .nan   dressed.-as   a ��������� moujik    (peasant)  Stepped in front of mer aad, holding out  is   hand,   exclaimed   in   astonishment:  Why, is that you, Matvey?   How glad  am to see you!    How are you keeping?"   And the peasant rattled away *������,  |f we we're old friends.  I was about to remonstrate with the  ktranger, telling him that he was mistaking Ins man, when a significant wink of  lis eye arrested my first impulse, and,  *rith the instinct of a Nihilist, I ejaculat-  U, familiarly:  "By Jupiter, old boy! I never expect-  ". to see you in the capital. When did  Jou arrive V - >  "I arrived'yesterday," replied the peas-  It, looking intently at me. '  7"And how.are all,the folk at home!"  * asked eagerly. "How is Mashat"  V'Slavn. Bogoo'l "(Thank God)" ex-  Vimed the man, with the quaint accent  fculiar to the peasants, ''we are all  Jell, and Masha is gi owing "uncommpn-  Sne. But I must hurry on just now.  me have your address and I will see  fou again to-morrow. Good-day."  , So saying lie shook hands with me  pd dexterously deposited, in my hand a  lip of paper, all crinkled up.  1 As the .peasant moved . awkwardly  Itray I watched" hiin" anxiously.' Who  t>uld he bet. Of ^course I surmised that  was a" Nihilist,'and was disguised as  .. old peasant in order to" throw the  (dice off the scent, but then, why did I  ot recognLie him? My very best was  lone to make a guess, but bo faultless  las the disguise and so perfect, the al-  |ration of the voice that I .was baffled  my conjectures, and felt annoyed at  by inability to disclose. the' peasant's  Entity.     * w*   .%"*���������    ������    ;  'Arriving at my room-'I unrolled^ the  ���������jpef-and~at"6hce"re"cognized"the'"writing-  T be Ivan Dabroff's���������the president of  Che Revolutionary, Movement" at St.  Eetersburg.    It ran:  y'To-night at eight, at the ink-shop on  lexandiovska. .--Watchword: 'Do you  sep red ink?'   Fail not!" ,        ,; .  fl felt that something important must  [lave turned up, since I had notexpected  , meeting of the executive committee for  ft least ten days.    Therefore, promptly  '   eight, I  entered  the  unostentatious  _;-3tore,_ which, was   dimly ��������� lighted byp  single kerosene lamp, and wheie, be-  knd a small,-counter, 1 discoveied a fat,  cd-haired, middle-aged Russian, who was  "Iparently  engrossed  in  the  perusal of  ���������ic last "Novoe Vrcmya."  1 "Good evening, sir," I said, eying him,  fid  wondering if. this rendezvous waa  pw destined to supplant our old meet-  ;-place since thc police had bectfme sua-  Jous of the giouud. c  pflow do you do, sir," nodded the.man,  ying  down   tho  paper  unconcernedly.  |Vith what may I serve you?"  I'Do you keep red' ink I"  ^Certainly, sir," replied the store-keep-  "cheerfully, and carelessly making the  Jiiliatic.secret sign, which-1.returned.  Step this way, brother."  "Ie  led ^thc/way'.io  the  storehouse:  ere he removed  a' large empty "boat  Rich stood against the wa.ll,"itouehed a  frtain spot, and immediately 'a 'small  pr sprung open, disclosing a narrow,  "c stairway  leading downward.  _ Jresser is the word,"- said the man,  "he closed the secret door, leaving ma  ' thc dark alone.  began,-to grope my way cautiously,  Kid    succeeded   in   reaching    the  bars  sund below, when a, voice challenged  >:  JfWho goes there?"  ""Grosser," was my reply.  ^Immediately a hand took"hold-of my  rm  and  led     ine    through     the   low,  imped, underground passage until we  [ched what seemed to me a small rel-  , which was utterly dark, and, j.iiU-  from the unruffled stillness thai \ ri-  julcd, quite empty.  "All aro here," whispered the man into  ear. "Sit down on the bench lo < our  ght. Tiie meeting will open at onci-''  Silence reigned for. thc next few mines���������a stillness that was intense and  ve-inspiring. . Kveryone present was  bubtless oscupied with serious medita  tions, earnestly preparing ror any emergency that might arise. The cause for  which theso few, but brave, individuals  stood wns a great and glorious one���������tho  liberation of a grenl nation which was  being oppressed, robbed, murdered and  exiled on all hands���������and for the flimsiest  Sretense. Against lhis intrepid little  and stood arrayed a cole -ml, bureau-  cratic, imperious administration; an oligarchy which cared nothing for the  masses, cither from a social, economic,  educational, .' ) .ilitical or any other  standpoint; a 'ovcrnmoiit which treats  her vast, lecmin��������� population as children  who have no will of their own and musi  be told- what they shall eat and drink,  what tliey shall speak nnd believe; a  government, which considers every person ns a bud citis-on until proven to lie a  good one, and freely uses the ciiiie, llio  knout, lh- dungeon and Siberia i'or thoso  unfortiini- ��������� citizens who ure not considered good'and loyal subjects���������those with  "pernicious tendencies." Against such a  tyrannical, high-handed, herculean administration these few valorous sons  have, voluntarily, pitted themselves, hoping to set thc captives free; to create  light out of darkness nnd bring oidcr out  of chaos and inversion. This wus thoir  .stupendous task, and there was indeed  much to think about.  Suddenly, ' through tho inspissated  darkness, a voice, musical and ludcn with  emotion,- raii,j out in tho stillness���������a  voico which instantly electrified every  heart. It was tho commanding voice of  Ivan Dabroff.    He said:  "Brothers, I must apologize to you  for not having this place lighted���������it is  essential that it be so to-night. We have  with us now a brother from Moscow who  has brought us valualiio .information,  and also papers from Berne, Brussels and  elsewhere. He is here to help us through  with an important undertaking, and wc  have an excellent reason for desiring his  invisibility. Now, the foremost thing  demanding the "committee's' immediate  .action is the riddance of lhat old hound  ���������Gresser. .You are all aware, that since  he has become chief of that nefariou-.  'Inquisition' many of our brothers have  fallen into his hands"; he is even now'  torturing them in order to wring our  secrets from lliem. ' He has broken up'  om meetings so that we can no longei  pei foi iu our sucrcd task; he has dis  covered our piinting ollice and is detci  mined���������if the Little Father (C Mr) keeps  him in his present office���������to effect, ^nol  only the disruption of our organization  but also the extermination of all the  members, thcicof. He has gone fai  enough!    His.time has comet"  "Is it known to any of the brethren,"  asked a voice, "how this hound discovered our printing oflice?".  "No", it  is  not  known,"  replied Ivan  fromptly. "We are loth to think that  here is treachery in our camp, neithci  lo wc believe that any of our comrades  will divulge our secrets under torture, or  through-tempting bribes. Our brothers,  we.are convinced, would rather .endure,  untold agonies," yea, even death itself,  than betray our sacred cause and deliver  us all into the jaws of those rapacious  wolves. Nevertheless, the committee  shall spare no pains, nor shrink.from"  any risk, in older to find out how our  printing office was'unearthed. Just now,  brothers, we must deal with several matters related to our foreign work."  "Should we not first concentrate all  our energies to biing about Gres3er"s destruction?" asked the same voice from  the audience.  "I am soi ry to say," replied Ivan, lowering his voice, "that this subject cannot  be discussed now. .We shall, ask .our  brother to believe" that the best is being  done'in that-"direction, and the results,  we hope, X ''ill be all that could be desired."       l' ',."'���������.  "We - have' implicit' confidence in our  leader," replied the voice, heartily."  Several important , items were' discussed and dealt with within the next  two hours. Then the meeting was closed  by the president requesting the guides  to lead the members out of the room���������  by a.different passage from the one they,  entered.  A hand was gently, laid on my, shoulder and" Ivan's voice whispered: "You  remain hero, Matvey."  Soon after all were gone a match wr.s  ���������truck by Ivan and a paraffin candla  was lighted, thus dispelling the darkness,  which surrounded us all evening. I could  see that there was no one in the room  except" Ivan, myself, and a stranger  'whom-I- judged .to. be the "brother from  Moscow.  ^'"We tripped.;old Gresser'to-day all  right; enougn," [remarked Ivan^with a  Bmile,",as-he stuck' the-candle into,the  neck-of-a-bottle,  a dangerous adversary, and the meant  for his destruction must necessarily be  in keeping with the subject. Here is one  of Greaser's latest photos; study his  features carefully, so Unit, no matter  how cleverly he disguises himself, yon  will be able to recognize him when he  pays you a visit."  My countenance must have betrayed  my inward dubiousness a= Lo the succes--  of the venture, for Dmitri, who wa>-  watchim; mo intently, now interposed fo-.  Lhc  lirst time:  "11 uve. no fear, brother. Our plan  shall hardly miscarry. In this particular iindtM'liiitiug wc have a powerful ally  to assist us at. the proper time, and, by  Using a little tact, the outcome e.tnnot  lie doubted. At any rate, we must pul  Lhis old hound out of liis oflice at once,  else our groat cause will be irrcmediabh  shattered���������and that shall never bo!"  "Never!" cried Ivan, hotly. "As lone  as we hnvo life wn shall struggle on--  and we shall win in the end!"  "You  may expect  me  to do  my  nt-  .most," 1 assured them ns we parted in  silenca, each being occupied with a varic  ty of fearful and Tiaz.'.rdnus anticipations  CHAPTER II.  For the next week I lived in a Btnti  of mental abstraction. The fact thai  the chief of the dreaded "Third Divi  sion" was cbming to bribe me and use  me as his tool sp excited and mystified  me that I could' think of nothing else,  could do nothing else but meditate and  speculate aB to the outcome of all this.  past services In the same direction.  These papers you could easily hide in  Ivan's study. Then, 1 will so arrange it  that the other Nihilists in the city shall  find these papers. This will lead to his  immediate expulsion from thc Movement��������� no'inore than he deserves."  "This is quite an ingenious contrivance," I remarked, appreciatively, "and  it would onlv serve him .right. Nevertheless, I could not honorably consent  to the -idieine."  "Oh, hang your scruples!" cried Litsin-  ski, repronclitully. "Be a man, now, and,  if agreeable to you, I shall reward you  wilh one hundred roubles. I am well  of!' and the revenge is worth that much  to me any dnv."  After a good deal of talking and argu-  in,g I finally consented to do as Lusin-  ski suggested���������for the consideration of  two hundred roubles.  Next evening Lusinski himself brought  a well-filled envelope���������stamped nnd reg-  isteied, with the postmark of St. Petersburg on il���������and, handing mo thc two  hundred roubles, cnutioned mc not lo  lead thc papers. Ho also informed mo  that Ivan was not at homo just then,  and therefore it would be the best time  to net. We both went over to Ivan's  house, and, leaving Lusinski outside, I  ran upstnirs' and hastily . concealed ths  papers in Ivan's study.  "Is it all right?" enquired Lusinski, ex-  citedlv, ns I emerged from the house.  "Yes; I stuck it under his carpet in a  corner,of'the room," I replied, hnstily,  and hurried away to my lodging-place.  to question him njiy  more.    I  foTlowcil  tiim into  the  carriage, and  In   twenty  minutes found lnyselt in the presence of /  tho Minister oi the Ji .erior.  He wns a fall, well-built man, rnther  nbowi middle age, with a fine, intellectual  face nnd  deep blue eyes.  "Oh, you  are Mr. O !"  ho slid,  afler life uflicer bad withdrawn.  '���������Thai is my name, youi* honor."  "You 'received eeil.iin papers fioiti  ("Ipiiiii'iil  Grcnncr,  aiul, nt lii=i order,  pnt  "How. do you. mean?" I enquired.  ���������"First,"' said Ivan, "let" me introduce  you tp���������our���������brother, Dmitri Stanislav."  I advanced and shook hand3 with the  stranger,, who impressed <me favorably.  "Well," continued Ivan," "our brother  Dmitri 'has just* arrived fro'ui Belgium  with important papers. The police must  have had an inkling of the fact, for they  were,extraordinarily vigilant. 1 was to  meet Dmitri this afternoon .on the Nevski, both being disguised as. peasants.  But,'to my 'surprise,' the'old hound Gresser was on.the Nevski, too. ,He was admirably , disguised is a, Ori'cek merchant,  but I recognized him at -once���������his sly  look betrayed him. ' I was afraid he  might suspect, rae, and waa therefore  elated to see you coming down the street.  I approached you the way I'did, arid you,  'with your presence of mind, replied admirably, .v The spy heard -us and his suspicions vanished, like smoke; he at once  left "the Nevski and sauntered down to  tha bridge.- Had. you said. any thing  ���������bout not knowing me, both Dmitri and  myself would have been arrested as soon  ���������AS we mot���������not many minutes after."  Hyery glad to think that I was of  ���������ome help to the cause," I said, simply.  -"Now,-look here, Matvey," said Ivan,  laying* his' hand on my shoulder, "I bc-  lieve'you to be the.man we,need to carry out' a daring plan for the destruction  ���������f Gresser. Are you wiping to do as  rou are told without asking any questions?" _ _ , " .. ..  , * "I have perfect" confidence in your  ability and am ready to risk everything,"  I replied fervently.    -                  -.>',"  "Good! Then listen"���������and Ivan's eyes  irradiated with.a"strange light���������"in a  few days Gresser will come to see you���������"  "Gresser? To see me?"I,cried.in as-,  tonishment.  "Yes. Gresser will come and offer you  a certain sum of money that you should  throw into my room papers furnished by  himself. Be wise in dealing with him���������  be self-collected���������but finally accept his  ���������ffer."  "And shall I consent to throw those  dreadful papers in your room?" I queried,  incredulously.  "Precisely."  "But you will be hanged!"' I gRspcd'in  ���������tupeflcation.  "(lh, I don't think so," replied Ivan,  ���������oollv.    "You see wa are dealing with  livery stranger that approached mc  suspected of being that arch liend him  self, and put myself on guard at once  My sleep, appetite.and work went to th.  winds..' It proved an enormous, strain  upon my nervous system, aud made mc  wish that he would come at once ami  be done with that excruciating, fearsonn  feeling of uncertainty. But a* the dny.  went slowly by and Grosser did not .ip  pear, I began to question whether I\an'-  plan was not forestalled by that iibiqui  tous, crafty Machiavellian spy; and as llr-  supposition gained headway 'I bcc.'.in  tcriibly appiehensivc'of thc tonscqiie������ee-  momentanly expecting to be nuclei  along with"Ivan and Dmitri. The pun  lshinent which awaited captuicd jN.Iii"  isis was well known to me. There .in  three to choose from: To be drowned ii  Lhe dark waters of tho'Neva; to rot ir.  some pestiferous dungeon until d.-al!  ohnll come as a happy lelicf, or lo b  exiled to Siberia for life. None of llie*  prospects inspired me with cheeifnines-  However, on tho eleven th evening .it  ler our meeting the landlady amioui'cetl  that a man wished to see me. , .  "Show Kim inl"I said impatiently; and  a minute later the door was qt.'.clly  pushed back and a man entered. II.-  was a shoit, chubby, clean-shaven indi  vidual in a blue suit and a merchant's  eap. He wore bine glasses, and I could  just detect that he was adorned with a  wig. But though thc man was excellently disguised, yet I recognized in him  Iho chief of the "Thiid Division."  "Good evening, sir," he began affably.  ���������I  presume you arc Mr." G ;���������.    My  i.nne-is Gregory Lusinski."  "Lt gives mc pleasure to meet you, Mr.  ���������,usinski,"   I   said,  extending   my   hand  ind trying to keep as cool as possible.  -'What may I do for you?"  "Well," said Lusinski, easting a furtive  ill-comprehensi\e glance around the  loom, "I am a business man, and, like  iii men of my class, like-to get at the  noint at once. I live in Kiev, and for the  'ast tluee years was a staunch member  of the Revolutionary Movement���������" . .  ���������'"The what?" I asked in assumed  amazement.  "Now,   Mr.   G ,"   said " Lusinski,  with a knowing smile, "there is no need  of your asking such a question at all;  you understand me perfectly well, and  it's no use pretending, and all that sorL  of thing. I wish to be perfectly frank  with you, and hope you will be the  same���������to our mutual advantage."  "As'you will,  Mr.  Lusinski,"  I  said,  submissively. ���������   '  - "That's right!" exclaimed Lusinski,  with some animation. "I always like to  "deal with an open, candid individual,  and I rejtjice'to find in you the man after my, own heart. Shake!"���������and we  shook hands heartily. "Well, to corns  back to my story. I was as good a member and as zealous for the cause as any  Nihilist in the empire, but imagine my.  chagrin and indignation when,"' two  weeks ago, I was expelled���������"  "ExpeUcd?" I broke in, quite surprised.  "For what reason?"  "For no reason that I know of," said  Lusinski,  with  such  a  marvelous exhi-  _bition_o������_innocuousness_as_would_hav������_  convinced   Torqucmada   himself.     "Nor  was any reason "offered to me.'  I found  out, however, that the cause of my extrusion was the president of the Movement here in St. Petersburg���������Ivan Dabroff."'   I .  ���������. "What has he against you-?"    '.  "Some year3  ago  we  had  a personal  disagreement.-about ^a  certain   private  matter.     Ivan "never* "forgot  the  injury  which���������according   to   his   notion���������I   did  him.   So when he learned of my connection  with   the  Movement   he   at   once  .wrote th.it I be expelled, alleging that I  ' wa3  CHAPTER III.  I tried to go to sleep that night, "hardly expecting to succeed in the attempt.  Countless thoughts and ideas rushed and  gvrated "through my mind like so many  whiilwinds and left chaos and inversion  behind them. I fully understood the nature of the papers whicli I left in Ivan's  room, and could foresee -nothing but  death, exile and imprisonment for all of  us. "What is Ivan's plan, anyway?" 1  asked myself distractedly. "Why so  dangerous an undertaking?' -What if  Giesser saw into thc plan and calmly  frustrated it?" To these and many other maddening inleriogations I could  frame no adequate answer. I tossed, myself restlessly from one side to thc oilier till the early hours of thc morning,  when sleep mercifully overcame me.  It was fully nine o'clock when I awoke  and hastily began to diess. Suddenly  the door flew open and the treasurer of  tho "Movement," Sergei Goloshoff, rushed  in and exclaimed:  "Matvey, brotlier, we are lost! Ivan  and many others were arrested Inst  night and they found incriminating papers in Ivan's room. The capital is ablaze  with the news. , I was anxious to know  whether you are among the arrested���������  and here I find you in bed!"  "Calm yourself, Sergei,". I said, with a  smile, "this is part of our own doings."  "What do you mean?" cried Sergei.  I told him of the plot, as much as T  knew, at which he shook his head mournfully, as if he felt sure of a���������disaster.,  "Tell me all the news you heard about  the arrest," I urged, impatiently.  "Well, I just met Yusoff"���������Yusoff is  the son of a 'high official in the Ministry  of the Interior���������said Sergei, settling  down again, "and Yusoff told me what  he overheard his father tell his mother:'  that Ivan Dabroff, along with fifty other  Nihilists, was arrested last night by General Gresser. In Ivan's' room were found  papers and plans which disclose a scheme  for blowing up the Winter Palace with  dynamite and thus killing the Czarand  all his family-with one-stroke.--A list of  names was also found and the whole outfit is now believed to be in the hands of  the Czar." '  ������������������ "I knew Gresser was in for something  desperate," I said, thought fully,"but 1  cannot see why Ivan Bhould bring down  so many others with him.* However, let!  us go down "town and'find out'who are  the arrested." ' , ' ' -"  -' "Aren't* you afraid to show yourself  just now?"  "Giesser will hardly dare to arrest  me." I Baid.   "Let's go." -  The excitement throughout the city  was more than I anticipated. Everywhere one could see small groups of people gesticulating as they discussed tho  great event. -Amplifications and speculations ran. high and wild; the turmoil  was momentarily" growing ��������� and the  crowds increasing at the same'ratio. Indeed, the perturbation reached such a "TheC2,nr BUrveyed me with a'keen,  high pitch, and, so powerless were tho T^et^tum glance: then, addressing me,  police to disperse the ever-agglomeratmg   Jnll1. ������ "  multitudes, that? .during   the afternoon  Lu ibe room of Ivan Dnbru.  ������������������! did."  "Very well. His MiijrMy lhe Vr."r is  d .li'riin'icd lo find out all about tlii- nf-  f.iiv, end you sluill he pi'e.-cnl.'il In His  M.i'i'.-Ly ul. 11.-JO. Hold joiiiseif in n-.'.ili-  liL-'s!''"  I nearly fainted.  '���������r.'rj not lie afinid," remarked the Mill-  i^e-.'. c-iifouiMgiiijily. ''Iii-. Mnieny i-  ^{i������d and generous,-nnd those of 1->m sub  jeen who "are loyal and speak ll;-.' M-iU;  iii-i-il have no fear whatever. Vou will  tio������- ;;o into tlie reception-room nml wait  till nn olficcr comes io escou you lo the  pahue.''  ' Tiie l.'ussians hnve a proverb: "i'i. .1 i-  liigh and lhe Cr.ar is fur." conveying Lhc  impression lhat, ns iL is tpiila itnpimi  hie to sec God, so is il equally haul In  see or speak'willi tlie (J/..ir���������liie i.urd'.-  aiininlcd and vicegerent. To the I'.'.'er  ago Russian, to see the Czar is synnny  iiioiis with attaining lhe apes of dis'ine  lion nnd happiness; to speak Willi th<  Czar is n prerogative held only by llie  very highest officials in Uie empire. The  peasant's will even walk several miles to  see a man who spoke with the Czar. Dis  tinguished foreigners, however, have i1  better chanee of being presented to lli-  Mujcsty than- distinguished l'.-jisiniis  lfhve.  II may therefore be easily imnginci'  how I felt at the time, iciliri-::; tluil  within one-shoit hour I sliou'il b- 'i-,h  ered into the presence oi hi > ....-,.ist  serene majesty, "Lhe 1 o'der of llu. j\ noli  Russian empire in t'ie hollow of hi-  blind; the Father, DicL.iler and Jedge ol  nil the Russians"���������Crav Xichol.13 II. Bui  I tiied my best to mi.slci up cough  courage for thc emeigeiicy. I lCcitid ami  leilcraled all the titles and nppo'.i.it.on-  of thc CV.v. so ai to make no possible  mistake m r.dilicssing him.  About eieicn o'clock the same younj:  officer eseoiled me to a carnage nud wi  drove rnpidly to the inipciinl icsidpncr  wheie two splendidly dicsscd official* mei  us at the main entrance. SilenLly Ihej  took charge of me, and led the waj  through many lofty, spacious and beau  tifully furnished apaiLiiients. On wi  went, passing many senlncs who stood  motionless at every door, until wc ar  rived in a large, elegantly furnished  room, where I was bidden to sit dowi  and wait.  Ten minutes after an officer from tin  Emperor's body-guaid/faultlesaly dressec  in a dark blue uniform with huge golii  epaulets on his'broad shoulders, eium  in, and, motioning me to follow him, lei  tho way upstairs, where - sentries wit 1  drawn swords, mute;and immovable  stood at the doors, ready for auyscmci  gency. We passed on in silence till w.'  came to the end of a corridor, where 0  a sign from the, officer the soldiei-  stepped aside; the officer pushed back  the door gently and, nodding me to en  ter, stepped back and closed tha door be  hind me.  The room' in which I found myself wa-  about thirty feet square. The lloor was  covered with dark-red -plush carpet.  Magnificent paintings of former Cs'iu-  adorncd the walls. Several telephones  were,to.be_seen in the vaiious coiners,  but the singular thing which" ai rested my  attention was the fact that the walls  wore simply studded with electric buttons, so that wherever one stood a-button could be touched instantaneously.  There were also four small, gilt-edged  bookcases, and scattered through the  room stood three massive desks.     -   ���������  At the middle desk sat the Czar himself, his right elbow on the desk, while  his outstretched palm was shading his  right eye. In this position he was gazing vacantly across the looni thiough  the large window, apparently in a deep  reverie. 'To his left stood the Minister  of the Interior, motionless.  For a wliile the stillness-was intense,  then the Czar let fall his right hand and  turned   significantly ��������� to the Minister.  ."Your Majesty," began the Minister,  with a profound bow, "this is Mr.  G^ ''  "And so I am betrayed and cheated by  the very servants in whom I had the  most confidence," expostulated the Czar,  mournfully, addressing the Minister.  "Your Majesty hns many true and  faithful servants in the���������"  ''JCiiough!" nnd tlie Cxnr waved his  hand. "You will see that Ivan Dabroff  and those who were arrested with him  be liberated at once; you will -iho see  II111L UnbrolV receives ."j'oOO roubles from  Lhe Imperial Treasury."  "J I shall bo ns your majesty commands," bowed the MiuUlei'. deferentially.  "Those mny go," added the Czar, looking in our direction, and Dmitri mid myself left the room, walking b-ickwnrds.  Thai same night Ivan and Dmitri came  to my room and were in li:o best of  spiriLs���������lhey hnd "money lo burn." To  mv question as to how they accomplished tho downfall of Grosser, Ivan'  hiiiiliii'.jly replied: "It is very simple.  Gresser wns looking for a privato secretary. A friend of ours who is in high  quarlcrs recommended Dmitri to hiin.  Dmitri confided to hiin that he was an  ejecLcd Nihilist and that lie w.is anxious  to wreak vengeance on the movement.  Uo put the plan into Cnissur's hcnd and  lhe old chap took lhe bait. Wc knew  that the Minister of the Interior hated  the sight of Gresser, and wo brought it  about that lhe Minister should get to  know lhe facts���������which he hastily communicated lo lhe Czar. The rest is easy."  "You are a daring plotter, Ivan," 1  said, with admiration.  "Nothing risked nothing gained," declared Ivan  axiomatically.  The newspapers never mentioned the  downfall of Grosser, und for a long while  no one knew what became of him. But  we learned, Inter on, that he was transferred to Eastern Siberia, where he was  given the oflice of Ispravnik (Mayor) in  .1 small town on the Amur.  several sotnias (companies) of mounted  Cossacks were 'hastily despatched to per-  form-the~work~tho~pdlice-had~failcd-te-  accomplish. These daring, hardy equestrians, armed with their famous knouts,  charged mercilessly into the crowds  right,and left���������killing nnd wounding  many people, In that way the masses  were scattered to the four winds", and  by six o'clock the city assumed its normal asoecl. But though the crowds  were brutally dispersed, there remained  an invisible current of agitation which  no soldiers could subdue.   *-  The Russian papers snid nothing at all  ~ their mouths were   at  > th.it I be expelled, alleging that 1 1 about llie affair----.......  ..._.....-..-.__.  ullerly   untrustworthy - the. eow   ������'������  TO*, ft ^ ������" "'P?^ ������X  arjj������ * ' .    .      i The  only  intelligence  furnished  by-the  ,1   . ;. - , .. ��������� 1 Il.i=-ian papers���������and copied extensively  "That was the. action ola poltroon," , bv   the  j[ln-erjcnn   prc3s_w.is   that   the  I assented, sympathetica ly. ! c'zar hnd awarded General Gresser with  ������������������It was a dastardly act!" cned Lusm-j 011(,   1|imUrcd  lholI3nna  roubles in  gold,  ski.'warmly.   "And, by Jupiter!   I shall , and nUo dGCOratcd him with the Older  avenge  the  wrong yet!    lJut I  belie*. ; of st   G  this is not the only case in which Iva������ ;     j,,,,,,. d   ������ d without any eh:ln.,8  acted so cowardly.   I am told he played ] jn   ,    UI.0grumluc except that we learned  the same trick on youIV  "How do you know that?" I asked,  eagerly, and I began to see the commencement'of Ivan's; plan.'  "Oh, never mind how I know it,''  laughed Lusinski good-naturrdly, "so  long as I am aware of the whole thing.  And it is this fact that brought me here  to-night."  "What would you suggest?"  "Since this man wronged ns both so  grievously," began Lusinski glibly, "it i*  only right that we should retaliate with  the same coin; let 113 mete out lo hits  what he measured out to us���������isn't that  fair?"        '   '  "Quite.   What U your proposal ?"  "I am informed," "said Lusinski. lowering his'voice and taking on a confidential air, "that vou and Ivan were gre.it  friends before-Iie played you false, and  that you used to spend a good d������rl of  time in his rooms.   Is that correct?"  "Yes." '      "  - "And   does   his   landlady   know   you  pretty well?"  "Perfectly."  "You may, then, enter his room^ unchallenged at any time rou please V  "Certainly."  "Now, what I propose is this: I hnvs  dere a few papers purporting to be com-  munications from thc police1 to Ivan, offering him a large sum of money if he  would giVH up certain Nihilistic ���������"���������c-e'--  and also, incidentally, alluding to  his  that not one of the real Nihilists w.is  ���������1 tested along with Ivan. Those taken  into custody were mostly simple, innocent people who knew no more about  Nihilism than a common Cossack knows  about paleontology. This mystified us  mot a little, but as no rational solution  offered itself, we resigned ourselves to  the inevitable and hoped for the best.  On the fifth day after the arrest I met  Dmitri on the street. He shook hands  with mc, and, slipping" a piece of paper  into my hand, said something about the  weather and hurriedly departed. The  slip contained the following:  "Be sure and remain at home to-morrow." Of tremendous importance."  What could it mean? I worried about  it all day, but could not solve the riddle, and ������ave it up in despair.  Promptly at ten next morning a magnificent carriage drew up at the door  and a smart young officer enquired for  me.  "You are Mr. G ?" said the officer, as he was shown into my room.   "I  beg that you accompany me at once."  "Where to?"  "To the office of the Minister of tho  Interior."  In Russia an officer wlio is simply carrying out the order of his superior is  not allowed to vouchsafe any information whatsoever with regard to his mission.   Knowing this, I did not attempt  ���������aid  "Your name?" -  My heart jumped and fluttered as if  fllledLwith _a_ ton of quicksilver", "_bujf_l.  managed "to stammer out: ~ ^~  "Your high, august and sublime-majesty', my name is Matvey .Taroslav G ."  "Your occupation?" ���������       "..,,'  ."Your high, august and sublime majesty, I am a medical student of the Imperial University."  "Did General Gresser give'you certain  papers to hide in the room'of Ivan Dabroff? How much did he give"you for  doing so?"  "Your high, august and sublime majesty," I faltered, "General Gresser himself  gave' me the papers mentioned and paid  mc two hundred roubles for. doing so."  A cloud spread over the Czar's face;  he   touched  a 'button  and  immediately  General Gresser was ushered,iu.  "^Tho Czar turned to him nt once: "Gen-  eral Gresser, do you know this man!"   -.  Confusion was written on the goncral'i  face, which the Czar did nob fail to no-,  tice. But"' he- plucked up courage instantly, and firmly replied:,.''No, your  majesty, I ne\cr. saw the man." > i  " Another button was touched by  the  Czar and Dmitri made his appearance.  Greaser's face fell. '  "Dmitri Stanislav," said the C/ftr,  sternly, "tell rae what you know about  the papers found in Ivan Dnbioff's  room."  "Your high, august and sublime majesty," loplicd Dun tii, in a clear,' 1 ixginy  voice, "thc papers found in Ivan Da ..mil's  room were prepared, ��������� one and all, by  General Giesser himself, and 1. ns his  private secretary, copied them faithfully,  to the best of my ability. I knew lhe  whole plan, but I was forced to keep  silence. My own handwriting will amply prove the correctness of mv si.i lenient."  ."Gresser!" thundered thc Czar, with  manifest indignation, "what ha\e you  to say for yourself now?"    ,  Gresser, ns white as a sheet, hcsil.ilcd  in confusion.  "Confess!" roared the Czar, slain ping  with his foot on the floor.  Gresser, realizing that any attempt ai  lying would be fatal, threw himself nn  his knees and wailed:  "Mercy, your majesty!"  Again the C'ynr touched a button and  two gendarmes enteied.  "Take this man away," commanded tho  Czar, pointing lo Gresser���������and the three  (eft tlie apartment.  Take them and go about your business���������they do their work while  you are doing yours.  Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills are purely  vegetable and act upon the Liver  without disturbance to the system,  diet, or occupation. 10 cents a  vial.  They are system renovators, blood purifiers,  and builders. Every glind and tissue in the  whole an.ttomy is benefited and stimulated in  tbe use of them,    zooipills in a vial, 35c.   45  ���������"������������������������  Eating as a Profession.  Cheer up! Confpetition - may be close  and occupation overcrowded, but a new  field ds, opening to indigent and ambitious young men. The duties of those who  enter this field' will consist in eating food furnished : by - the government and teHing how they feel  'afterward. Tlie salary has not been  named, but it will undoubtedly be handsome; and of course practice and experience will b> nig a ' suitable increase.  The work will b'j undei cover, too, with  no heavy lifting,' and will realize the  liiicd man's dream of nothing to do between meals.  This, says the ."Youth's Companion,"  if the United 'State-i Agricultural Department carries oul ils pl.in3, is to be  the new industry de\c'.opcd by the investigation of food adulterants and pre-  jorvatives. 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The days will bring a comfortable sens*  of repletion, but the nights may be filled  with sadness and-.colic There-should be  added the inducement of a generous pension, and in thc event of-a-falal.outcome,  the honor of a burial at Arlington and  an epitaph:   : '       ',='���������-  nere  rests'his head .upon   the   lap^of  earth,  A youth to glory hitherto unknown.  Fair science proved'his patriotic worth,  " But  grim dyspepsia* claimed  hiui for  her own. .   .    - ��������� .  "DAY and NiGKF AOHES  The incessant" grind of tha  Kidney Back-ache soothed  and  cured toy 8outh  Amerl-  r;can   Kidney   Cure���������Jt  neve*  . falls.  * " Kidney Disease affected my bade so that 1  couldn't work at all, and could not sleep for tin  pain^ I used three bottles of South Americal  Kidney Cure, and I can positively add anotba  to the long Hit of cures that this ������r-al remed;  claims, fur I can work fourteen hours a day non  and not fci-l tired. I had tried other treatment!  but ������ot no help from thrm."  James Sullivan, Chatham.  . It relieves in six hours. 46  Her Father ��������� You quite understand  that my daughter won't have a penn/  until I am dead? it  Suitor���������Oh, yes, sir. , (A pause.) By  the by, sir, a friend of mine is going to  make a balloon ascent to-morrow. Would  you Ilk* t* accompany him,' sir?  A THOUSAND PITIES  That everybody whose skin is  on -flre with some one form  or another of Skin Eruptions,  should   not   know   of Dr.  Agnav/s Ointment. One application controls the flamo���������  a.few applications cure.  Its a wonderful trcattr.f-Kt in cd*������ of Wind  bleeding, ileivnjj and uicf*r.->tinrj 1'ilcs. ,.Tciiri  Salt Kheum. t-cald-hrad. kinc-woiiii. rTciii.-j  Itch, Skin Hlotcl-.cs, I .'pTcs. Chronic lirysipclas  Liver Spots, lie. A^r.-v.'s Oir.irnent is yprciaK)  efficacious as a Pile cits?. Apply ii before retiring for from 3 to 5 n:s^t3 an J a care is assured  V  India's Prosperity.  80 much is published nnd rs?d mrx*l-  ing India's poverty and nmery, ;��������� :���������  cularly during famine perinc*. th. ���������;  is quite refreshing to learn thai >  country is enjoying a pc.ioil rf pr.  ity.      Tha  blue  Look  ou   thr   tra ;   ...  British Lndia for tl ������������������ oll.i-iil ; "-.r 1 "      %.  March  31  amply  ir.nvi-s  the  v.iti . _���������_���������  and supplementnr;,  unolii.-ial Iivon-  -.1/   <g-  tluit the prosperity cont.iiUCi. Yhi-.'.in  book  referred to  =iin\\s  lha*. llie-i.u.l  imports reached the stun ot  ������fir,30.; u3.iv   -  an increase of si\ ii;-l:ion; ste.'liny   ivpi-  thc preceding ye.::-,  while    the  c.\;.iih  amounted to a to..it of   CPS.OOO.CK..). a.x>  .  inciease of twclw ijiiliim.--. The int-.eji.j. j  was  general  in  all   rhi-'-'.-s  of  mi'i.'uit- -������  dise,  particularly   in  cotton  gooiK   111 I l  theie was a marked  H'mv.iI of .H'.'.ii: ������  In   the  imports  01   ':i,ic:ii:iery   ami  in,,I  work, metals, mitior:il oil-., railway 111:11-  erial. coal, chemicals and  dye, but  th-J -  shipment of  tea   divlir.i'.l   tn.itcriiii'y h\..  value  by  reason  of   tin-  continucj 1..'.'  ruling of prices, wliih-  the <|nn:itity exported  nlso  showi-d  :i  couiiderabl;    1!  -  cline.       With   rcg:ird   to   sugar,  the  1   - -  pnrt states that  beet  ������ii5-ir made ve   *  rapid   progress   In   recent   ye.irs.       S������  z  years  ago   the  quantity  of -cane  su^j -  imported was mo.'i- than double tint 1 *  beet,  but  during !n-i  year the import*  of beet greatly surpi->->ed those cf ca::-t -  sugar.      While the latter  declined fro-*-   .  all  sources  of supp'y  except Java,  t.hfr. ��������� -  former increased  greatly* the-   ir.-jrca'"e -_-���������.  from Austria-Hungary being excep.ion: - -     -���������������  ly  large���������so   large   .is  to   inducf-  s-uga.-^  refiners in-India to persuade Iher.isMve *=-  that the countei vailing   duties did net?; .  cover the wnole bounty received :y tiec^% ,_  sugar.   The statements v.iih  rcg'-i!  l->   *--  the import of iron and  ������teel arc  p ��������� ti-  cularly  interesting.      Tliey show    '.'. 'V-i.-'  Belgium sends the greater pait of i "'."ly-r.  steel  and  iron  bar=  and  sheets.      "! hu-c  cause  of this  is  th.it Belgium  s--';>;' c-r- -���������  iron and steel of inferior quality t . t': ir.; '.    ."  sent   from   the   United     Kingdc-i.' i-ici'  much cheaper, and. therefore, eo:.i->i.i-d-.    .  ing a market which considers ch ;'p:"������*     ,  first and quality afterwards.     In ol':��������� ���������  kinds of iron and steel work the '.'.isifl.,'.:;  Kingdom hold3 its own. the total '-fires  . .-.  showing that while Belgium-sent ! '3.75ft,=-;  tons to India, the United Ivingdc m =eifa; "  168,1-16.       Throughout   the    year-   tha.-r...  course  of  exchange  for  the rup"o  raj- ..  perfectly steady, ranging from Is ,*. 7-8<l-_*"  to Is 4 l-8d, and. adds thc report, it -".ai^,.  be said now that importers and r"p������rt-*- .  ers alike have ceased to concern  i' ?tj-  --  selves about the course of exchin.:e onto trouble about its fluctuation.     '   j t" -  . '   >    "       "���������"',    :  "One  Ered" Connolly  Di���������'. i.-'f   i  "One-eyed" Connolly, for year-  f.i-jir- -������-  ous as the    champion    "deadhead"    ot v  the United  States, died  in  Uew  York \*  last   week.     An   Englishman   by   birttv^.  he   retained  to  the end   of  life  a  rieltv-  Cockncy accent and a cool ner\-\    Fo*-.i  years  past  he  attended  the grcit rinj������,*  fights, always beating liis  way in,' andt"-  no account of a big fistic encounter was*-"  complete   unless  it   included   tha   story-  of  the manner    in-  which    "Or.--eyerI??~  found his way into the arena,   lie losR-'  his left eye early in life in a bcr-roais*. -j-  fight, and ever after wore a -glass eye,    ���������:   ���������  of which he took  great care  ar 1 was, - -"i   '  inordinately proud. It is related",.! hum.'-*   -  that  when  "Honest  John'.'  Ke"y   kepfc:-  a place at  the corner of Sixth .-.venoscr-.-'  and Thirty-first street     Mr.  ' Cor.r.olTjj^t'i'  made it bis headquarters.'   Oae'J.i^ht'sav-i^-   7-  member of tha Xew York Athlel,.-^. i.iBj.^f .  who wai a skilled boxer^ was'ln'.'I.'i!y*������������>- '  "buying  wine."    Mr.  Connolly  lo-t   ws-""'' :  time in "butting in," for which he wastv-  quickly   knocked   down   with   a   smashs..      *  on the noso.   "One-eyed" bobbed up liksr, ,-  a rubber ball.   Again the club man Sat>'-  tened him *ut upon the floor. -. - S-.-.--'  ''Quick'aa m flash  Mr.  Connolly, toaftfe'-J t  out his glass eye ,and put it in his poc��������� ".������ ^  kat.   Twice more in quick succession bet.   , .-  was sent sprawling. His nose was hl-e<J-;' L "  ing and his eyes were both fejlackeaedU /.-  It was time to retreat, and Mr. .Coat-~  nolly retired in disorder.   He could notice-out of bis own eye,~and fell dear*.,  the steps into the street.    As he kta^ '  .cdvon_the_-PftVcment^he^wa#^so_conj-=^==������4i-i-_,  pletely mixed up as to the incidents oK~  the previous'five minutes that he> waa,-"- *"'  heard to moan: -   -        ���������   '      '   >  ������ -i  Great Scott,   maybe   I   took ont.taafe -  wrong eyel"        , 7 .   - .-'  ������ He was arrested that night ar.l staj-^   "     ,'  ed in a cell until th'y took him to> JrF- '���������  ferson Market in  the morning.    Jmlsa-j- j, , ���������  Duffy wa������ ,on  the ljf-uch,  and as eooib^^.  .  as   '"One-eyed"   saw   him    he  L::ew. h������-  ���������w as safe. j -   '      '  "Yer honor!"    exclaimed- "One-eyed?*'   '   ������������������  as_ he was brought to the bar, "it was.^   r-,  a wine party, and tl.ey wouldn't let mat,  in!    Ain't that enough punishmentr*.   ..!  "Discharged!"-the  little-  Judgo-    re*--. -   ,,  marked.    "It must  have bean   lough!** \   ( ,  The    following'  characteristic    story i* ���������  told of the tricks he resorted I    in c-  der to-witness  pugilistic-"battl.-s.      On*-"'  ',  one occasion Parson Davis wa������ inanaj-. ..   .  ing a big fight nt Chicago, aad Connote���������  ly appeared at" the 'door.  But Davies was determined that tBafc"  "champion deadhead" should sot get inv   -    "  and   the  doortenders  would not    area. ,   >  look at bin.   Davies laUr gat into tho*.  ring to make the announcements.- Hat-  was asked if "One-eyed" ConaDy was nst-  the  house, and  he answered thaft    hot- ,  ,  was proud to say that the "^eadaaaa?  was absent. ' f  "He ia a nuisance," explained tse-Iiifci-   '  son, "and will  be kept out of 'litre usfeU ��������� . J  future." Just then, as Daviec waa le*r~        .,.  ing the ring, a  heavy brick.-landed oie; .'  the board floor at his* feet. Davie* tumped pale, and then looked up st the op?nt  skylight.    A grinning face appeared irajt""���������"*  theie, and a voice that the crowd bcloiejl t -,  knew belonged to Connolly roared:'  "That's me card, Parson! Now to t-  get in!" - ���������     .  It is needless  to say that Mr. Coa.~n  noIIy was in one  of the best  .'.eats atx     ,-:  the "ringside in less time than  :fc takes  to tell it, and was yelling aad ch'erinfjr- -  like  a  madman  along with th;se who-'  gave up.  Has; Cholera OatbreaU.  The outbreak of h<-.g cholera in ChatTfe*  am district has not yet been subdaei  Dr. J. H. Tennant returned from that;  section to-day and reports ka\ing had.  SOO more boss killed.  tt*i  -C l3^aKfai*t*^Wr������ tvf*? 1M������"WI  ^<te)M^lMViiMin"  ,������na'>Si)ww������#W"������-'^  ���������Mirt-wwmriWffl  Chapped Hands  Everybody can be cured  If they Uet a Bottle ol  Elderflower and  Witch Hazel Cream  '.t is not Sticky.  But Drva Right In.  Don't take any other,  BOLD ONLY BY  Canada Drug & Book Co  MARRIED.  Sieofried-Gbiskl���������On Monday evening the 17th inst., at the residence  of Alderman McLeod, Second St.,  by the Rev. XV. C. Calder. Hairy  Siegfried, of the C. P. Tt. works,  to Clara Grisel, of Bi-esliui, Gei-  many.  DIED  Tavlor���������At Golden, on 'Tuesday, the  25th inst.. Gilbert, only son of Dr.  and Mrs. J. N. Taylor, aged 4 years  NOTES OF NEWS  Today is Thanksgiving Day in the  United States.  ���������Men's Mackinaw coats and panU at  B-eid & Young's.  The girls of Nelson hare organized a  basket ball club.  ������������������ Flannelette Blankets $1 per pair at  Reid k Young's.  Th* Winnipeg curling bonspiel will  commence on February 5th.  ���������Did you see those luce curtains at  ' 90c. per pair, at Reid k Young's.  "VV. Baws, the druggist, has. removed  into his new business block on Mac-  kenzie avenue.  ���������FOB SALE���������A large cook stove.  Apply to Mrs. Poachy, iu' Tapping's  Old Theatre.  The regular fortnightly meeting of  the Quadrille Club takes place tomorrow evening in Selkirk Hall.  Lost-A Stick Pin in Selkirk Hall  on Friday evening. The finder will  please return to the Herald Office.  C. R. Skene! and J.'Ringerlleft on  Saturday for Kamloops to purchase  mourn horses .forJ the Fred Hobinson  Lumber Co.  Hon. Joseph Martin who has been  laid- up for'the past few weeks through  illness* at .Vancouver, hns sufficiently  recovered to be around again.  ���������An elegant line of ladies' and girls*  ailk umbrellas suitable for Christmas  presents, just passed into stock at O.  B. Hume&Co.'s.  . Removed���������W. Bews, the druggist",  into-new'premises in the Loligheed  block, next to C. B. Hume k Co.'s new  store on Mackenzie avenue.  Thos, Steed, of the firm, of Mori is &  Steed, leaves ih a few days on a two  month's visit to his father's home' in  Ontario.  ���������The finest assortment of the New  Season's Crop of Apricots, . Peaches,  Prunas, Raisins, Currants, etc.,- are  now open for inspection at C. B.  Hume & Co.  D. R. Young, managing director of  the Ashnoia Smelter Co,, passed  through last evening  with his family  -^for Vernonrwhere they-will-in-future  reside.  Mrs. W. A; Morris, who has been ill  at tbe Jubilee hospital in Victoiia, B.  C, haa, the Hkrald is pleased to state,  sufficiently recovered to leave the  hospital.  An At Home will be given   at   the  -Rectory, under the' auspices -of   St.  Peter's   Altar    Guild,    on    Tuesday  ���������evening-Dec. 2nd, at 8 o'clock.     All  . ewrdially welcome, admission 25c.  ��������� Cl B. Hume & Co. have imported  direct from England a large consignment of the, celebrated Hnnlley k  Palmer's tancy biscuits and are .'.he  only firm in this city handling those  goods.  E. A. Bradley, manager of the  Duquesne Miniug Co. came down on  Monday from the company's properly  on Smith Creek, ..''-Mr.'Bradley reports  tha property as looking fit it class.  ���������Now is the Glove Season.: We are  showing the correct thing in Men'������  Fur lined and unlined gloves.' .Our  special this .week is mi - American  Union Made Railroadman's Glove,  riveted seams and will not rip or. burn.  Piice $1.50 and ������1.75 a pair.  -Christy & Brown's Fancy Biscuits. I  Fruitcakes. Pound Oivke in pndless I  variety at C B. Hume & Co.'s.  F. W. Rolt the well known Rossland  mining man was in town at the beginning of the week.  Herr Krupp, the groat gun maker  and the richest man:in Germany, died  at Berlin on Saturday.  ���������See those all wool serges in navy  and black. 56 inch wide, at 00c. per  yard at Reid & Young's.  The Christmas entertainment of the  Methodist Sabbath School will be held  on Tuesday December 23rd.  Ed. .Corning left last Monday for  North Carolina, where he will spend  the winter.  Mrs. Scott, wife of Mining Recorder  Scott, of Nakusp. is ill at the hospital  here. Mrs. Scott, however.is progressing most favorably.  Arrangements are being made by  the local Scotchmen to celebrate St.  Andrew's Day by a. dinner nt the  Union Hotel on Monday evening.  fcGoldHelds is applying to the Postal  authorities for a post office. There are  at present seven families in the new  town besides over CO   men   employed  in the camp.  f  The Ladies' Auxiliary of: the   B. o  R. T., are ruffling a handsome silk  quilt, on December 10th nt-xt. The  quilt is on exhibition in Taylor Bros.  & George's window.  Twel/e men started to work this  week on the Eva near Goldfields under  Manager Beck. The Caiumet & B. C.  Goldfields paid $10,000 on the Eva  bond last week.  J. Guy Barber has recently imported  from Chicago a Webster Gasoline  Blow-pipe, which is -worked by a foot  pump and can b'e ��������� regulated to any  degree of heat required.  The social dance given hv the ladies  in Selkirk. Hall last Friday evening  was well attended, aliout 50 couple  being present. The bachelors are  making arrangements to return the  complime.it.  Messrs. Ramsay, k McKenzie have  the contract for the painting of C. B*  Hume & Co's new block. The same  firm have thecontractfor the painting  of the public school building and the  Loughead block. v    ��������� ���������-   ���������  W. Fleming has relieved the  stringency in the wood market. This  week he received three carloads of  dry fir and hemlock and expects to be  able to supply the market continually  with first class dry wood.  The Kamloops Conservatives opened  their club rooms on Monday evening  last. There was a very large attendance and many prominent Conservatives attended from different parts of  the province.   A, H. Floeter, engineer on the  Camborne group for the Northwestern  Development Syndicate, and F. G.  Martin, manager of the Hotel Northwestern, Goldfields. were in town  yesteiday and returned south' this  morning.  A public temperance meeting will  be held this evening at 8 o'clock in  Selkirk hall. There will be an intei-  esting .programme rendered, musical  ar.d literary. Object lessons shewing  the effects > of alcohol on the human  system will be delivered during the  evening.  C. J. Rumens came down from  the Standard Basin on Saturday. Mr.  Rumens reports the Princa Mining  (jo.'s property-!*!-looking_first���������classr  The company has a, force of men  pushing development and by next  spring will have a pioperty second to  none in British Columbia.  At a meeting of the Ladies' Hospital  Aid Society held last Friday, eight  ladif������3 were elected as an ^executivs  board to,work in conjunction with the  iiustee board of tha hospital society.  Bylaws and n constitution for tbe  direction of the ladies were drawn up  by the hospital board and will come up  for discussion by the ladies at a- future  meeting.  The funeral of the late Dan Robinson  took place on Friday afternoon last,  under the direction of the local Masonic  lodge, in which deceased took au  active interest. The funeral ;took  plate from the family residence to the  Methodist Church, where Rev. Mr.  Ladner conducted ��������� a brief service, and  from there to the cemetery wliere the  Masonic burial service wan read. The  funeral:was one of the largest ever  witnessed in Rerelstoke and was a  fitting tribute of the respect and  esteem in which deceased :was held.  Paid the Full Penalty.  Henry Rose was hanged in the jail  yard at Nelson Friday morning at  throe minutes past 8 o'clock. The  execution was witnessed by 30 people,  including the sheriff and jail ollicials.  Rose maintained that he was innocent  of the crime for whicli he paid tho  extreme penalty of the law, and some  of the jail officials seem to be of the  same opinion; but if Rose did not kill  Cole, who did?  Tliere was no hitch in the proceedings; RadclilYe, the professional hangman of Canada, being the executioner.  Rose left his cell at 7:57 arid was  accompanied to the scaffold by Rev.  Father Althoff of the Catholic church,  and by no' outward sign did he show  fear. The following statement, signed  by Rose was read on the scaffold by  the reverend father :  "I die willingly, because it is God's  will. I have made my petce with  Him. My innocence may be, I pray  God, proved some day. For all that,  I forgive those who are the cause of  my being here. If I have offended  anyone, I beg forgiveness. I bid good  bye to all. I would like to say more,  but make it short, because :t is hard  to me to stand here longer. I thank  all who have been kind to mc in mv  last days."  This statement had been signed by  Rose in the presence of warden Lemon  and Rev. Father Althoff.  Besides Rose and the reverend father,  Sheriff Tuck, Hangman Rudcliffe and  two jail guards were on the scaffold,  hut all below the platform was hid  from view by; canvas. - Underneath  the scaffold was a pit four feet deep.  The drop was 74 feet, and there was  not a twitch on the rope after the  body dropped.  Twenty minutes after the trap was  sprung the jail surgeon, Dr. G. A. B  Hall, pronounced life extinct, and the  black flag was run up from the stuff  on the main portion or the jail building, and remained Hying for au hour.  The jurors who viewed the body  after it had been cut down, were W.  F, Haniford, Fred Bosquet, Arthur  Poole, A Tregillus, A. J. Marks and  H. H. Avery. They returned the  usual verdict in such cases, and the  certificate for the burial of the body  was delivered to the sheriff and by  him handed over to the warden of, the  jail.  The burial, wliich took place within  the jail enclosure, was conducted with  the rites of the Roman Catholic  church, and when the body had been  lowered into the grave, the lid of the  box containing it was removed, and  500 pounds of lune were packed around  the remains and the work of destruction was commenced. By 10:30 o'clock  the grave had been filled up and everything pertaining to the execution had  beeu cleared, away.'���������Nelson Tribune.  swmmronmromronmnmnmnroms  OUR MOTTO :���������Small. ProflU anil Quick Returns.  Are  You  Ready  for Win ter  How  About  Those Rubbers  and Overshoes  ~������s*  ~<9  If you want-them, do you know  where to get them ?  Do you want anything in the  DRYGOODS,  MEN'S FURNISHINGS,  HOUSE FURNISHINGS  Or BOOTS AND SHOES Lines  You certainly want  Good Groceries  Come to Taylor Bros. & George Limited  WHY ?  Because not only is their Merchandise ofthe  very best, but their prices are by far the most  reasonable.  If you doubt it, come and convince yourself.  | TAYLOR BROS. & GEORGE |  fc   '      ..-. 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 thc garment and the permanence of that shape.  QUR COATS  Will _not develop those  ��������� unsightly draws and  wrinkles all along the  shoulders and down-the  front which so beautifully  and unmistakably adorn  all the ready-made store  " clothes you can buy at  one half the tailor's price.  Suits    Suit from   Dress Suits  we are offering fit...  Trousers, all" the  way  from  $15 to $35  25 to  E0  4 to  12  Overcoats and Rainproof coats   LadleB' Tailor-made  suits   Ladles' Skirts'.   Ladies' Skirts ....'.  LadieV finimiroof Coatss.... .;?H to ������.3  $15 to $35  16 to   75  6 to  25  We O.irry the Lnr������e3fc Stock  > British Columbia.  J. B. Cressman, Art Tailor  Koughan-Harling.  Tlmrsdiiy afternoon at three o'clonk,  at the residence of the bride's mother,  the   wedding:   took   place   cf Pauline  May,   only daughter of    Mrs.   W. J.  Hurling of this city and one of Kum-  loop's   most    beautiful  daughters,  to  Daniel   Blake Koughun,   formerly of  Pictou,     Nova   Scotia,   but    now   of  Kamloops.     The Rev. H. H. Akehurst  performed    the   pleasing    ceremony  The bride, who was given away by H  G.   Ashby, looked exceedingly handsome in .a,   very   becoming  Rown  of  mousselihe de soie, of a delicate cream  shade,   trimmed   with  applique,  and  carried a bouquet   of  pink  carnations  and smilax. which, along with  a gold  watch and chain were the gifts of the  groom.    Mrs. M. E. Watson attended  the bride and was handsomely gowned  in black over white and wore a gold  ring, the gift of the groom. The bride's  mother   was   also   attired   in    black  silk.   The groom was ably assisted by.  Geo. A.  Borthwick.   Alter the ceremony the   party,   composed   only   of  those most concerned, sat down to  a  tastefully served luncheon which  was  followed   hy a   musicale.     The   contracting parties were the recipients  of  a large number of handsome  presents,  notwithstanding   the   fact   that    the  event was only known toafew friends.  The happy couple left on  last  night's  train for Vancouver, Victoria and "the  Sound   cities   for   two   weeks,    after  which they will  return  to Kamloops  to   take   up   permanent    residence.���������  Kamloops Sentinel.  mm  5-Acre.  Garden tots  On good terms, to  settlei s.  CALL EARLY I. Only a  limited number, and they  ���������ire being rapidly taken uu.  SMELTER TOWNSITE  Lewis Bros.    :   :    Agents.  RANCH FOR SALE.  The administrators of the estate of John  D. Boyd deceased, offer for sale by tender  the property in the Big Bend District,  known as "Boyd's Ranch," also the  chattel property thereon, a list of which  may be seen at the oflice of the undersigned.  Tenders will be received up to Feb. isl,  1903. The administrators wi1!|not be  bound to accept the highest or any tender.  HARVEY, McCARTER & PINKHAM,  Solicitors /or Administrators.  Rereistpke, B. C, Nov. 27th. 1902.  Goldfields Notes,  R. F. Perry is building * schoolhouse  at Goldfields. There are iiifttciei.t number of children now residing in town  of school age to warrant the erection  of a school building, and the government will be nskedlto supply a teacher.  A largely signed petition is bving  forwarded to the postoffice authorities  from the citizen* of Goldfleldn asking  the government to establish a post  office at that town. , Mr. "Galliher.  M P., is being asked to assist in tbe  weather.  The Hotel Northwestern is now  nearly completed and will be opened  for business this week.  There is a brisk demand for lots in  the new town and next spring will see  a big; building boom here.  Senega  (01$ Syrup  Has won with every person who has used' it a  reputation for instant  relief.  Small Bottles,   25c  Medium   " 50c  Large       "        $1.00  WALTER BEWS, Phm. B.  Druggist and Stationer,  Notice to Creditors  In   the  county   court    of  * Kootenay holilon at Revelstoke. In  the matter of the estate of Charles G.  Donnelly; late of Albert Canyon, B. C,  deceased.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all persons having claims against' the  estate of the said Charles G. Donnelly,  who died on or about thc 2/st day of  September, A. D., 1902, are required to  send by post prepaid or lo. deliver to  Harvey, MeCarter and Pinkham, solicitors  for the,administrators, on or before the  "27th day of December, 1902, their names,  addresses and descriptions and a full  statement of particulars of their claims  and the nature of the security (if any)  held by them duly certified, and that after  the said day the administrators will  proceed to distribute the assets of the  deceased among the parties entitled  thereto, having regard only to the claims  of which they shall then have notice.  Dated this 27th day of November,W902.  Harvey, McCarter & Pinkham,  Solicitors for George   A.   Donnelly,   nnd  Geo.   S.   MeCarter,  Administrators  of  the said estate.  $ ������$; ip p. ft jfr ;fr $ <$������ 'frtfufr $ fr'fr ���������$' '$������$������<%<& ft 'fr'$"$' $ 'fr  I Going South t  I for Winter? |  $" If you are contemplating going South during , J j*|  +fr the winter of 1902 or 1903 you can get'valu-- tqt  ���������tfr able information free of charge. ' ''  J|       ; ^ Write to  I    John T. Patrick    m  jfr Pinebluff, N. C. ���������  *������t He can save you money in hotel rates.. ^g  ffi_..   - .He can direct .you which is. the best rajjrgacT'    ^^ ^Jf  f route to travel. . . ��������� -. *J*  He can direct you .where to rent neatly fur- ."   ��������� -"���������*������  *& nished cottages or single rooms. ' Y-  <fr '        y       *ft  foifr tfr ifr ifr ������fr tfr <$Hfr$H$H$H$Hfr������fr������fr 'fr 'fr.'fr 'fr ������fr<$H$H$t<$Hfr  1  Edward J. Bourne  Dealer In   ,  Groceries, Cent's. Furnishings, Boots and Shoes,  Ready-Made Clothing.  Men's Union-made Boots   New Stock Just In.  Revelstoke Station.  Bourne Bros.' Old.Stand.  ������������������y.'j.  : xit^MdMuue^MHK^*^^  SIBBALD & FIELD,  Real Estate f5:  FINANCIAL-!  Insurance  gmr-  C. P. R;; TOWNSITE.   ...  MARA TOWNSITK.-' -  0ERRAHD TOWNSITE.  iCAMBOKNETOWNSlTK,  1 Canada. Permanent ic Wenteru  ;      Canada Mortgnge Corporation.'.'--  t Colonial Iiivcstnieui and Loan Company. -.  COAL FOB SALE.  ("Sun Flre. Caledonian Flre.  I Canadian ;Flro.'::.M������ri.'Hutile iFire.  V Ouardlan Flre. ���������Manchester. Fire,  . I Ocean,*; Act'idciit aniljCiunranteo.  Allan Flre.  Northern Flre.  -Great West.Life.  _    Confederation Llie  Canadian. Accident Assurance Co.v,Connecticut Fire  '- ,  .    HOUSES FOB SALE AND BENT.  CONVEYANC1NQ. "'  J. D.  SIBBALD, Notary Public.  REVELSTOKE. B: C.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  Land  Registry Act.  Lota 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, in Block 48, in  Town of Revelstoke, B. C,  Map 636 B.  A CF.RTIFICATE'oI Indefeasible Title to the  alwvc property will be ln������ued to Frank I!������r-  nard LewiB on the 8th day of February. A.I).,  1903, unlet* ln the meantime a -ralld objection  thereto be made to me in writing by a person  olaimfntt an estate or interest therein or In  any pari thereof.  H.-F. MACLEOD.  District Registrar.  Land'Reulstry  ClUce;  Kelson,   B.  C, 17th  Novembor, HMJ.  NOTICE.  Notice la hereby given that 30 days after date  I Intend to apply to the Chief ComiaiKSliincr of  I.andn and Worlcn for permiislon to eut and  carry away timber from the following described  lands;  Commencing at a post marked, A. Y. Ander  son'* north weit comer noil," thence north 120  chains, thence east to the w"t bank of Flsh  river, thence south following the bank of Flsh  river to the point of commencement.  Dated this Mth day of November, 1W1. 'LA  A. V. AMjKKBON.  NOTIOE.  Notlc- Is hereby given that 80 dayaafterdate  I Intend to apply to the Chief f'oinmlssloner of  Lands and Works for permission to cut and  carry away timber from the following described  lands: '  Commencing at a post marked "11   Steiss'  nortii west corner post," thence nortii SOrhalns-  thciu-o east 80 chains, thence south go chains. '  theuce west 80 ehalns to tho point of commencement.  Dated this 35th day of November, 1902.  R. STEfSS.  im  CITY  RESTAURANT  Under the management of  Mhs. and Miss Cow ie  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT  'MEAL8 AT ALL HOURS  FRONT STREET  Two doors east of the  Revelstoke Furniture Co.  ^   FRISK OYSTERS AFTSR THI ISTH.  W -        i,  Next to It; HOWBON'8  Furniture Store.  JT* .'t*. iTi 1^*1 J*. |*fri .*. J&- J^r. A. J*, .sfr. .^*������  'A' lff iff *ff iff iff iff fff 'ff iff *ff *ff *ff  ^   NEW PHOTO STUDIO  i't  it 8TAMP   PHOTOS  i't 35o���������Per Dozon���������35o  & ���������   u  I mak* Photo Buttons ln different sizes, also photo Cuff  Buttons. Scarf Pins, Watch  (.harms -and Broaches. I  copy frem any picture.  it  it  it  HOWARD KING,  PHOT00RAPHEB,  l$l t$t l%i fo xfe i$> t$H$������ ������fo <ft$ll$H  Cheap Bedroom Suites, Dresser Stands, Tables, Chairs, Etc  A CARLOAD OF  - tf  just arrived:  R. HOWSON & CO.'S,  Call In and Examine This New Consignment of. Furniture,  si  General, Blacksmith.  Wagon Maker, Eto.  Dealer in.  CHATHAM WAGONS, : WM. CRAY & SONS PLOWS,  COPP BROS., PLOWS, CULTIVATORS, SEEDERS, &0.  Douglas Street,  ^REVELSTOKE; B  JHAVEITL  The largest stock of tbe latest WATCHES,  CLOCKS, PINGS, 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 tbe public at reasonable prices,  WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.  ?

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