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A COUNTRY OF GREAT AGRICULTURAL aNI ) MINERAL RESOURCES— ITS CHIEF TOWN-BEAUTY OF SCENE AND HEALTHFUL CLIMATE. Cancouver. B - c - ■*•*- - (Special).— The ter ■ torv lying between Winnipeg and Vancouver offers many rtcfe prizes to the prospective home cce j eer The jrreat stretch of prairie land west - -^-j r: •;- ee is largely devoted to th» raising » cattle. Oalgaiy is the metropolis of this n gp country, but the ranges further east. rou^d M'-dicme Hut, are even better adapted for caitle. as th^y furnish grazing through most f the winter. The cattle industry of these lain? has assumed large proportions, and the rofltj. are n ot only certain but great. Much of the ■•■ i s fertile, and It needs only irrigation turn it irto a prosperous agricultural country, •-he strip of territory between Winnipeg and Peeina is. -?■ fact, one of the bes- wheat re * g ;n the whole of Canada. The famous MbwUOD*. No. 1 hard Is found here in perfec- Q and mast of th«* farmers are prosperous, u+.ile many of them are wealthy. Near Brandon vere is SB I xtenslve experimental farm main ned hy U* government, whose accomplished , irter .(jent, Mr. Bedford, is doing a valuable rk is the ■ r^s-l'ertilization of fruits, vegeta tes and eerea'.s. vith a view to producing varie . suitable to the climate. At this farm, and , at t j5P pxpenmenta' farm at Indian Head, n " A 5f jniboia. no efforts, are spared in blazing 't a pan ' or The Practical farmer with the aid of the most approved agricultural science, and ■when the project now under consideration to irrigate the plains between Medicine Hut and Calgary by streams from the Rocky Mountains Is consummated the present industry of cattle raising will give way to agriculture on the most modern and approved principles. The rich ag ricultural country between Calgary and Ed raonton has recently been opened by rail, and is being rapidly settled, largely by Americans. The numerous beautiful resorts of the Cana dian Rockies are ai.so popular with Americans, especially the great army of sufferers from hay fever who find this region an absolute cure, while at the same time it offers many attrac tion? to these who seek noble scenery and pure, bracing air. Banff Hot Springs is the best known of these resorts. The region has been set apart by the Dominion Government as a national park, but, fortunately, nothing has yet been tone to artiflciaiize and spoil it. It lies in a plctaresqve valley through which the Bow River takes its devious course, and it is sur rounded by some of the noblest peaks of the Rock;es, most of them crowned with perpetual Fnow. one or two of these peaks can be reached on horseback, while the others offer no serious aiff.rulties to even the amateur mountain climber. Should he desire fame there are nu merous p^aks all through this region as yet un t scaled and nameless, to which, by a sort of 'unwritten law, he may attach his own name by furnishing satisfactory proofs of having made the ascent. Such a cheap and easy road to geographical immortality is worth considering these days, when the globe trotter is so rapidly diminishing the area of unexplored land. Those *ho like hot sulphur springs may be pleased to know that those at Banff are said to be as good from a hygienic point of view as they ■■% bad, and that is saying a great deal. Other points of interest in the Canadian Rock [■ are Laggan. Field and Glacier, the latter finishing a near view of the celebrated Great G kcier. It is accessible by an easy trail from *** hotel, and If a guide is employed it may be ****** traverse i. The commingling of lofty snow crowned mountains, down which flow prei * glacial rivers, deep gorges, tumultuous f ' re «nsand lovely lakes set as gems in the pict uresque valleys, with everywhere forests of fir limbing up the dizzy sides of the peaks, gives *° the Canadian Rockies a unique beauty and cnarm, even for those who have visited the most 11 — mountain ranges of the world. Edward "CJfflper. the well known mountain climber, • stablished a permanent camp at Field, and *™ a large staff of expert assistants is con stantly exploring the region and discovering ■*• beauties. Mount Assiniboir.e. the highest i^ak of the Canadian Rockies, has nut yet been 2" bed - But the number who attempt it in creases every season, and there is a friendly ri •f-^y between English. Canadian and American piountiuiiters as to who shall finally scale its eights. The feat will be an exceedingly diffl ■J. ?1? 1 " 5 and it 13 believed that amateurs would ■jand little chance of succeeding. Passing "trough the ranges of the Rockies and the Bel r|*~* the tourist comes to the picturesque little ,7*° of Revelstoke. in British Columbia, which iri™ v. eatewa y to the Kootenay gold mining re 'i;' ">' way of Arrowhead Lake. British Co "miji & has more varied natural resources than lor °, er Province of Canada, and in the opin nrn,.? m any lt is destined to De the greatest rif£i ln wealth and population. It has mag iirt'*" n i fore of cedar and pine. Mining ex erts declare that Its mineral wealth has hardly bilf?i lo be dev eloped. Its agricultural possi . '* '- " sreat. while its salmon fisheries are *1 * y yieldln e & large income. In the south- Fuf2? corner H the province an inexhaustible four/ ° r «*eellent bituminous coal has been xouod. and it Is reported that James J. Hill is about to build a railroad from Fermle to a point in Montana In order to utii : ze this coal en his railroads and his Pacific steamship line. The Kcotenay gold, silver, lead and copper mines in thf boundary region have already yielded large profits, though operations have been impeded by the Rossland strike, which has fortunately just been settled. More capital, however, is needed for prospecting and the building of smelters and railroads to inaccessible rich mines, now valueless because of the impossibil ity of hauling the ores to market, and though the people naturally prefer that Canadian or English capital should be employed, American money is welcomed. There is, in fact, no preju dice whatever against Americans in British Co lumbia. On the other hand, it Is freely admit ted that American capitalists have done mu n h to develop the mines by risking their money in expensive prospecting, from which English and Canadian capitalists would have shrunk. Amer ican mining experts, too. are thought highly of. and. indeed, are considered far more practical than some of the experts sent from England. A number of flourishing and progressive tn-svns have sprung up in the Kootenay region. chief of which is Nelson, with a population of over five thousand. It has electric cars, electric lights, fine banks, and large and handsome stores, being the supply point for a large terri tory containing many people of growing wealth. Ft-rmie is a new and flourishing boom town in the coal district, whose coke ovens supply the fuel for the smelters of West Kontenay. Trail, Ropsland and Slocuin are centres of important mining operations. This whole region is in stinct with progress and activity, and the little mining camp of shack.s to-day is likrly to be a well ordered town a year or two hence. The scale of prices is. of course, high, as in a!! such regions, but so are the wages of the workers, varying from $2.50 a day for ordinary laborers to $3.50 and $4 for skilled labor. Everywhere ir. British Columbia except in the mines the Chinese are employed; and though the labor unions are calling for their exclusion it is gen erally admitted that without thr-m the indus tries of the country would be prostrated. Chi nese, labor, however. Is by no m^ans cheap labor. Cooks easily command from $50 to $100 a month, ordinary house servants from $"_'O to S4O. and general laborers in proportion. In the larper towns they almost monopolize the hotel and domestic service, and as men of all work about a place they are found invaluable, being trustworthy and willing to o<« work that no ■white men could bo found to do. Vancouver, which i? the commercial metropolis of British Columbia, has a population of twenty- Biz thousand. Fourteen years ago Its site was a virgin forest, whiif to-day it is a beautiful city, with handsome public buildings and banks, a flourishing board of trade ar.d several great lines of steamships to the Orient and to Alaska. THE FREEL RESERVOIR, BETWEEN" ROCKVILLE CEXTRE AND BALDWIN'S, LONG ISLAND. The city presents to the eye every evidence of growth tad prosperity, and the last report of the board of trade fully bears out this impres sion. New buildings to the value of (1,500,000 have been erected in the list year. The < iiy's assessed valuation of property is (15,210.000. and in its material •■quipment it is equal to any city of the siz.- iii the United States. The gov ernment is likely soon to establish an assay of fice In Vancouver, and the Importance of this to the City will be understood when it is said that sroid dust to the value of nearly 817.000.000 was sent from Canad i to the assay office in Seattle last year. There is every indication that the city will continue to grow In population and wealth, .'nd there are many who predict that it will some day be a la'per city than Montreal. Socially, it is a pleasant town to live In. The presence of numerous Chinees largely does away ■with th<- vexatious domestic problem. The citizens are far above the average in intel ligence, and there is a democratic cordiali'y about them that makes the stranger feel at home. Victoria, ihe capital of the province, situated on Vancouver Island, ninety miles distant from Vancouver. looks with aristocratic disdain on Van<»uver, and prides itself on its soda] and political prominence. It is certainly a beauti ful city, and the easygoing life of its well-to-do citizens If suggestive oi a wealthy Knglish provincial iown. Indeed, some of the old-time citizens Ignore the name of Canadian, and de clare themselves to be English colonists. The parliament buildings and other government structures are handsome, and everybody takes a deep Interest in the continuous game of politics. no less fascinating because largely local. Vic toria Is a delightful place of residence in the summer, and many Americans visit it to enjoy its beautiful scenery and bracing climate. Just outside of the city is the fortress and naval sta tion of Esquitnault. which the British Govern ment has been strengthening greatly during the last few years. The present population of Vic toria Is about twenty-five thousand, and, while it is not likely io grow as fast as Vancouver, its position as the capital of the province, no less than its beauty of situation and salubrity of climate, •will make it an interesting and im portant tow n. HE SAID "C( XXEL," OF OOOZSK. From The Chicago Tribune. Colonel Hankthunder— lt's fumy how you Xaw the'n people say "idear." Thwh's no "ah" In 'Northerner— That out? no figu-e. JtotVl M "r" in "Colonel." and yet we all ca!> it "Curnel. Colonel Hankthunder-No. suh! By Jawge, I don't- NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. NOTEMBEK 10. 1901. VANCOUVER CITY. It was built eight years ago at a cost of ?1,000,0f>0 and never has been used. TO FINISH •■••FBEEL'S FOLLY." THE BIG NEW STORAGE RESERVOIR OF BROOKLYN'S "WATER SUPPLY TO BE MADE OF USE. Half a dozen employes of the Department cf Water Supply ?»re engaged in patching the chinks and crevices in the stone facing of the embankment of the Freel reservoir, of the Brooklyn water system, midway between Rock viile Centre and Baldwin's, Long Island. It is announced that after $10,000 -worth of such patching this monument to somebody's blunder ing will be ready to receive the floor of concrete for which an appropriation has been voted, after a delay that is scarcely less than astound ing. This enormous inclosure has stood idle and worthless almost eight years, during which THE TOWN* OF BANFF, BOW RIVER VALLEY. time the need for it has been distressingly urgent. Tho structure was planned by the en gineers of th<- Water Hoard of the city of Brook lyn, ar.d the contract for the work was awarded to Edward Freel, who completed the undertak ing in l*!t.';. His name and that date are set in the facing of the north embankment in white stone letters that may be read a quarter of a mile away. The reservoir was constructed for Brooklyn with a view to storing some of the water from the ponds and the !i\>- driven well stations east of Mlllburn. It has an Interior area of more than ton acres, and its capacity if sufficient for a week's supply for the who!-* of Brooklyn. Th» floor, which Is only a little lower than th> ne ural surface of the ground. Is of sand and gravel, and Is now overgrown with wild grasses and weeds. Just what thr- designer contem plated in the construction of a storape reservoir in the sand at a point where there was no conduit capacity either fcr supply or distribu tion is not aa clearly indicated by the nature of his undertaking as the taxpayers would like to have it. The plan has not covered the en gineer who devised it with glory. There were many experienced contractors who from the first looked upon the scheme as a measure of folly that would come to naught. Mr. Freel. however, undertook the task of building the storage reservoir the water department had planned, and finished it not far from the time required in his contract. It cost $1,000,000, and when it was done just what had been foreseen by many laymen and not considered by the Department of Water Supply happened. The water ran out through the dry sand floor al most as fast as it could be pumped in. It satu rated the vein of gravel beneath, and ran into Rockviile Centre cellars until the pumps were stopped, and there were many claims for dam ages against the city as the only tangible result of the enormous expenditure. Mr. Freel was anathematized without stint, until he showed that the reservoir had been con structed in accordance with the plans and spec ifications, and then the department dropped the subject for a time. In due course, however, an appropriation of hundreds of thousands of dol lars was asked for to concrete the sides and bottom so that the great basin would hold water. The money was not forthcoming, and the grass, weeds and hares common to the re gion were left for eight years in possession of the monument to a $1,000,000 blunder. A short time ago an appropriation of $500,000 was au thf ri>;ed to make the reservoir watertight. The engineers have since announced that a prelimi nary stopping up of the crevices and chinks In the stone facing of the embankments is essen tial to the efficiency of the contemplated im provement, and that this preparatory work will cost about $10,000. They have set at work a small force, which they say will be increased as soon as the necessary material is on the ground, and they expect to award the contract for the lining of the reservoir with concrete at some in definite time in the future, when the walls have been repaired. Meanwhile the work of laying the new con duit from the Mlllburn pumping station to Spring Creek is in progress, and the construc tion of a new gatehouse at the west end of the reservoir is well advanced. The conduit to the reservoir and some distance toward the dis tributing reservoirs has been completed, and the forty-eight-inch ripe is en the ground as far west as Valley Stream. This work is also in dispensable to the usefulness of the reservoir, and it alone involves the expenditure of about $1,000,000. Another appropriation of some hun dreds of thousands for additional pumping fa cilities at Millburn Is necessary for the comple tion of the works which will render the reservoir available for use. It will be seen, therefore, that the Freel reser voir, by the time the borough derives any benflt from it, will have cost, with the works essential to its use, not far from $3,000,000. Besides, It will require more than a year to complete all th? works that are necessary to make available the water the big reservoir will eventually con tain, and the product of the storage ponds and driven wells east of Millburn will, during that time, continue in times of ample rainfall to waste into the bay for want of storage and conduit capacity, wh;.-- UK supply in th<» greater Hsmpstead storage reservoir is unnecessarily decleted. HIS PRIVATE SECRETARY. WOES OF A TAMMANY CANDIDATE WHO COULD NOT CHOOSE THE ONE HE WANTED. The private secretary is a somewhat recent development in Tammany's scheme for robbing the taxpayer when it is in power. Not long ago there were not more than two or three such '"fficial positions on the city's payroll. Now every head of a department has one. and some times two. This "graft" became so popular that each Tammany candidate for office on the recent election was expected to have a private secre tary also. These fellows had to be paid out of the candidate's campaign fund, and lucky was the candidate who was allowed to select his own secretary. Generally the choice was made for him by the leader of the district. Naturally enough, many of these private secretaries re garded their jobs as "puddings" which would vanish after election, and they were not mi i lined to work any harder for their salaries than they could help. A ludicrous Instance of this came out at "the club" a few nights before election, when a voter upbraided a Tammany candidate for giving pub iiclty to a request which the voter had conveyed tr> the candidate in a letter in which he par ticularly abjured him to keep the matter secret whether he could grant the request or not. "It did not leak out through me." protested the candidate earnestly. "You see. my dear ftp!- v.-," ho is reported to have said, "you made the fatal mistake of marking your letter 'private and personal- 1 Of course, my private secretary opened it. He always does. In future if you want to write such a letter to me. don't put any marks on It at all to distinguish it from my ordinary mail. My private secretary never opens letters like that. He leaves all those for me to open myself." 117/ F VEGETABLES COME HIGH. NONE FIT TO DBB ARE THROWN AWAY. NOTWITH STANDING FOOLISH REPORTS The high price of vegetables has been account ed for by some people who think that the dry - summer, the partial failure of crops in some districts and the increased demand have - nothing to do with the case. Vegetables are dumped into the river by the cartload, they say, on Saturday nights, not only to make room for Monday's supply, but to keep up prices. This practice, the vegetable market sharps say, has carried the price of some vegetables beyond the poor man's limit, and has made fresh vegetables a luxury in cheap boarding houses. Dealers in vegetables say that there is no truth in the , story, and that nothing is thrown away that can j be sold. The prices of vegetables have been high, : not because of the destruction of the stocks re i celved from the country, but because the crops have been short. There is something, however, in the report j that uptown dealers do not get the Saturday I "left over" stock. But this is not because the j stock Is destroyed, but because boarding house and hotel keepers take advantage of the oppor tunity to buy at reduced prices. They go to the | fruit and vegetable places when the day's de ! liveries have been made, and carry away bar ; gains in baskets, on express wagons and some- I times on trucks. Many of the vegetable dealers ' have room to store stock over Sunday, and sell i only such vegetables as would be unmarketable on the following Monday. These houses offer ; fewer bargains than the "stand" dealers, but j none of the dealers destroy vegetables except I by command of the Health Department. TEMPERATT'RE AND RI'TTERFLIES. From The London Globe. M. Standfuss, of Zurich, has taken up the o!d experiments of Weissmann on the variations in butterflies produced by temperature acting on the chrysalis. He finds that the chrysalids. according to the temperature to which they are exposed, have given birth to butterflies not of the kind they axe derived from, but kinds belonging to countries far from Zurich. Thus, pupae of the Vanessa urtlca, which is common In Switzer.and, when kept at a temperature of four to six degrees centigTade, pro duced the Vanessa polaris. a species proper to Laplar.d. Others of the same sort, kept at 37 to 39 degrees centigrade, produced the ichnusa. found only in Sardinia and Corsica. A still higher tem perature produced ichnusoides. found sometimes in temperate regions during hot summers. Other chrysalids gave birth to entirely new species. Th« general result is that cold or heat produces butter flies found in cold or hot countries- CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS. THE COMMISSION* APPOINTED TO PLAN ADORNMENTS FOR WASHINGTON READY TO REPORT. "Washington, Nov. 9.— The commission— D. H. Burnham. Charles W. McKim, F. L. Olmstead. and Charles Moore, secretary— appointed by the District Affairs Committee to prepare plans for the exten sion and adornment of the capital, •will submit Its report to Congress early in January. Arting upon instructions, this committee visited the principal cities of Europe last summer to observe their pub lic works and study landscape architecture. They were everywhere received with cordiality and ena bled to inspect the cities included in their itinerary under the most favorable auspices. But with their visit to Europe the work of the commission was only bepun. Quite as important a part was to con sult with authorities in this country and with the army engineers, the district commissioners and other officials having charge of public improve ments in Washington, from whom they met with as hearty reception as from their brothers in Europe. No power to change, alter or make rnntracts for projected improvements was given to the commis sion. They were asked simply to formulate plans for the extension and improvement of the city. Their work has already been accomplished, their report practically decided upon, but the details of the plan will not be published until the report is laid before Congress. In connection with this re port there will be exhiViited in the Corcoran Art Gallery a model in plaster, prepared under th^ di rection of Charles McKim. Augustus St. CJaudens. Stanford White and John Lafarge. of the capital as it is to-day, and another showing the contem plated improvements. While they cannot antici pate their formal report to fongress, the members of the commission speak freely of the general ideas they have adopted. No city in ihe world has the architectural possibilities of Washington, its situa tion was chosen with discrimination and ta.-te. its environs are particularly beautiful, and the plan 1 lid out by LEniant is unexcelled. Had this plan teen closely and intelligently followed there would be no neea of a commission to suggest plans tor the beautifying and extension of The city. The commission, appreciating ihc beauty oi L. infant's plan, will ioii«jw it as tar as possible, and to re ciaim the Mali, to convert it into the imposing park the fim architect of Washington intended it shouid be, is one of th? mo^-t interesting projects set forth in the report of the commisaoin. which will contain also a detailed plan for its improve ment. It Is proposed that the Mail shall .S.=- ttv centre of a great park system, and from H on the east and west broad boulevards will conned it with the Soldiers' Home, the Zoological Gardens and Arlington. The most important problem in the carrying out of the plan sketched by the commis sion, the removal of th- railway tracks, stations and sheds, has already been solved by one of its members. Mr. Burnham. through whose influence the Pennsylvania Railroad has decided to remove its tracks, abandon the old and inadequate station on the edge of the Mall and erect a great central station in ano.her part of the city. The report of the commission "will also include suggestions for the reclamation of the Anacostia flats, the treatment of public buildings, extension of roads and the beautifying of the waterways, which, when properly handled, are su'-h a pleasing feature of landscape architecture. While thf> in structions to the commission included only the pre paring of a report for Congress, the reputation of itn members in the various fields they represent their attitude toward the work they have under taken, have given them a wide influence, and their advice has been eagerly sought and aa faithfully followed by those officials having the erection of new iiuiklinKS or the carrying on of other public works in hand Secretary Root consulted them regarding the plans for the war college, soon to be built, and Mr. Burnham has been selected to mak» the plans for the new building for the Department of Agriculture, for which an appropriation was made in the last Congress. The present commission is not the first one au thorized by Congress. As long ago as 15".9 President Buchanan, in cbedience to rfsolutions adopted by Congress calling for the appointment of a com mission composed of three of the leading artists of the country to examine and report on a system of decorating and embellishing the public buildings and trrounds so as to secure a harmonious result. named Henry K. Brown. John F. K^nsett and James R. I^amhden. Mr. Kensett ranked high as a iXcto-Jcrsen Sl&Dertiaemenis. 6 Ft. Extension Table, Extends 6 feet ; top of quartered oak ;44 in. wide ; fluted tf\ j» legs. Special... . .. '. .- IV»Z3 Dining Chairs, Quartered cak : highly polished box frame : cane seat ; French |-^ legs. Special £»\J\J Golden Oak Sideboard, Shaped top. 44 in. wide, two swell top drawers and one large linen drawer. Ample cupboard room, hand somely carved, French bevel ~q j»|-| mirror ;2xi6. Special . . jL^J»O\3 rr t_i rfc 1 Heavy satin finish, white damask, plain centre. large 1 able UamaSK. open 'border, very much in demand ; 98c. yd. XOTE.— Dinner size, napkins to match h . ::::::::::::::::::::: li *£ Breakfast size, napkins to match > " 0Z * T«l*l^ riniUc Fine table cloths in many new and exclusive patterns: 1 aOie .VllHIIa. our own importation at a remarkable price concession by the manufacturer; also handsome table doths with napkins to match. 8-4 8-10 8-12 8-14 8-16 l °- ° IQ -' 3 4 — — Value 2.25 2 -75 3-5° 4-°° 4^o 4°o ♦?» Special f.90 lii 2.98 3.68 4.15 3.58 4.50 NOTE.— Napkins to match at 2.19 and 3. 1 doz. . .■. ■ • Irish Point Lace Curtains In Several Beautiful Designs. A recent purchase by ourselves at a figure correspond ing with their cost in Europe, and which we can sell at about the prices we would have to pay the im porters — As,,. 50 pair 9.00 A£„ pair 6-75 Hahne & Co., Newark, N. J. landscape painter, and both Mr. Brown and >fP. Lamtden had attained fame in their professions. It would have been difficult at that time to Select men more suited to the duties laid out for them or whose opinion would have greater weight. Th« President's choice was widely commended, and th« commission accepted the trust confided to them with some enthusiasm, assembling at Washington. In June following their appointment to begin then labors. More than a year— thirteen months, to be exact— was spent by this commission in investigating what had already been done and in deliberating on a plan of their own. The result of all this work was a brief and unsatisfactory report, devoted prin cipally to condemning what had already been done. The great questions they should have considered were entirely overlooked, and the suggestions they made concerned matters of miner Importance. Th» commission found a badly ventilated, poorly light ed and unhealthy Senate Chamber and Hall of Representatives, other public buildings needed overhauling and the introduction of modern ap pliances; the parks were neglected: but. Instead of working on these problems, the member* snarled, at the work that had already been done and asked for money to buy more pictures and statuary. Con gress was justly indignant. The report fell so short of its object that no action was taken regarding It. The commission it created was ignored by Con gress, and the result of their labors was laid away in a grave so deep that few know of Its resting place. Since the death of the first commission at tempt? have been made again and again to have another appointed, but without success until the last Congress, when the District Affairs Committee provided for the present board, whose report prom ises to give a new Impetus to improvements at tho capital. PRESIDEXTS' FACE* OX STAMPS. LIKELIHOOD OF M'KTNT.KYS KARLT AP PEARANCE. From The Houston Chronicle. McKinley's likeness tvlll undoubtedly appear upon one of the postage stamps of the ["nit--'.-' States. The Fostoffice Department now contemplates bring ing out an entirely new series of postage stamps, probably next spring, and it is not unlikely that tho face of President McKinley will appear upon one of them. The regular current series of stamps ha."» been in use eleven years, since IS9O. and it is ai">mi*i proper by the department that the old set be retired. Progress i.< the watchword of the administration and of the Posf-ff.ce Department, and the new serif* will introduce something new in the domain of stampdom. Since the establishment of the postal system of the United States it has been the rule of the depart ment that the face, of no living man shall appear upon postage stamps, and no matter how popular the persona cc. this rule has never been disregarded. Now that Mr. McKinley has passed from this lift* he at once becomes eligible to a plac<» upon th»> postal --missions of the government. That his faco shall appear upon one of the stamps, and that a, prominent one. has already been proposed to th^ Third Assistant Postmaster General, who is directly 1 in charge of the I— mill I of postage stamps. The denominations of stamps most largely used' in this country, are the two-cent, one-cent and ten cent. The five-cent Is used in great quantities, but a large perl are for foreign postage. It would be % winning guess that the countenance of President McKinley will adorn the one or two cent postage stamp in the new series or the postal cards. If the face of President McKinley supersedes that of Franklin, which has ha 1 a place upon the on» cent stamp for exactly fifty years, it is quite likely that Franklin in turn would supersede Daniel Webster, who has had a place upon the ten cent, stamp since MA . „ While the Presidents of the United States hays always been accorded the preference, yet they hay» been sidetracked for army and navy heroes and statesmen. Of the dead Presidents the faces of Washington. Jefferson. Madison. Jackson. Taylor. Lincoln Grant and Garfield have had place* upon United States stamps, while those not so> honored were both Adamses. Monroe. Van Buren. William Henry Harrison. Tyler. Polk. Flllmore. Pierce Buchanan. Johnson, Hayes. Arthur. ana; Beniamin Harrison. As the last named has been, dead but a comparatively brief time and no changes In postage stamps have occurred since his death, his name should really not appear among thosa who have not been deemed worthy of honor at th» hands of the Postofnce Department. There have been numerous changes In th profile* upon stamps during the fifty years since the first real series of postage stamps whs Issued by the* government. Presidents have been shifted hero and there at the convenience of the department:, some have been dropped altogether, but there Is en* old patriot who has held his place through thick; and thin from the beginning of the postal service down to this day— Benjamin Franklin. George 'Wash ington follows, a very close second, he having lost; his place upon the three-cent stamp (then the same* as our two-cent stamp of to-day) in MR for a. period of one year, a very primitive appearing locomotive and train of cars occupying the centrar portion of the three-cent stamp. However. In that series Washington's profile appeared upon the six! cent stamp. NctD-iJcrscri 3.&Derttscment9, THANKSGIVING Supplies in Dining Room Furniture and Table Linens ; also a special offer in Irish Point Lace Curtains. We devote 60,000 square feet to the display of our Furniture, which for variety of assortment and artistic arrangement excels anything in New York. Our prices sell our goods, even in New York, where we have many cus tomers who tell us that our prices are lower for the same high-class goods. . China Closet Golden oak, 00 inches high, 40 inches wide, round end, carved . m f\r\ top. Special I3.UU China Closet, Golden Oak, 5 feet q inches high. 41 inches wide. Round ends, all mirror back, carved top. /-* m f\(\ Special Z3.W Brace Arm Dining Chair, Solid oak: strong and serviceable; cane seat: carved back. - ■» Special '«*J 3