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 rf:  , rT^^r^?  ���  VOL.   8.r  .ATLIN/B. C-  -    \    &   S I  SATURDAY, - APRIL  /i8,>  1003  NO.  196.  A'BUGBEAR.  Atlin   Miners ' Think / They  Are' Deceived.  Bad   Break Found  in,, tho proposed Placer Amendments���'  1*  A Timely ^Explanation.  "    -  sf    '  I,  -*1    * '    - "  For the  information of many of  our readers, we herewith reproduce  a section, of the'proposed, amendments to the Placei "Act now in the  hands of,the Executive , Committee  of life "B-.C^ Mining  'Asspciation  for final revision, which has caused  righteous  indignation  here among  men   who   'have,1 heard   it "read.  ^.^.It^ must,* however;* be ' borne , in  'c-xnund by those  who   were, present  at recent*, public  meetings, both -in'  Atlin and  Discovery, that "the.proposed  amendments   read ,at these  meetings,   were  not the* "'finished  article " but a rough draft,' and that  ,^ before final acceptance and/recom-  , niendation   to the  Legislature, all  -���* -'' - '       * *     i i,  ambiguity would be corrected, aiid  ~a set of amendments���approved by  the -representative   miners1 of the  ,-    Province'-1^ as 1 nearly > perfect   as  could be franied/wbuld be presented to "the Government for action.   "  1    The   particular   section "referred  1 to is'Section 18,    of " Part  VII, of  - the propdsed changes, aud'reads as  follows ���  "Placer Claims Containing Lodes  ' ���Where a Free Miner or association of free miners or corporation is  in possession of a placer mining  claim" and also a vein or lode enclosed withitf the boundaries thereof, application shall be made" for a  Crown grant for the placer claim  with the statement that it includes  - such vein or lode, aud in such case  ltlie Crown grant shall issue, for the  placer claim, 'subject,to the provisions of. this Act, including such  vein or lode, upon payment of $10  per acre for such vein or lode claim  and roo feet of surface on each side  the'reof, the remainder of the placer  claim ' or any placer claim not embracing any vein or lode claim  shall be paid for at the rate of $5  per acre, together with all costs of  proceedings, and where a vein or  lode, such as is described in the  Mineral Act, is known to exist  within the boundaries of a placer  claim an application for a Crown  grant for such placer claim which  docs not include an application for  a vein or lode shall be construed  as a conclusive declaration that the  claimant of the placer claim has no  right of possession of the vein or  lode claim ; but where the existence of a vein or lode in a placer  claim is unknown, a Crown grant  for a placer claim shall convey all  valuable mineral and other-deposits  within the boundaries thereof."  To those who consider the sec-  Continued on page 8.  :'    FRIE'  Of-'"' OUW,  Vi'  The following telegram,, which should have^a most^important  beating upon developments in^his section^ was lecently'receiv.ed.by, Mr.  H. W. E. Canavan of Atlin ��� / V'fSjM0>J'i}'"  ,   ] ��� ,,      ,i'    Ottawa, Apnl, r6th, 1903.  ",1-Iave secured legislation   in   Ottawa adrnilting'nll  placer mach"  ���'incry free for a year.      ' > ^ -       l'  J W_. J. Robinson."  Mteteee Creek items.  Much -Money Will  Be Spent in> New Developments ��� A  _.'���  ;     .   Steam Shovel to Operate this Season.  AROUND THE  CAMP.  to the  1  fc  v. Mr F. Hamshaw, of New York  city,' who * arrived1-1 here 'last'week,  accompanied by several influential  gentlemen from , the' east,- is the  forerunner-'of^a season of^activity^  on McKee'oreek.V'  ' The property to' be developed'un-  der'' the 'superintendence^ of "Mr.  Hamsliaw.Ms'that locally known as  the Ware^property, which was pur-  cha'sed^by Mr.' Kinyon - and associ-  ates last  fall, and consists~of four  ' '   . ' \   I ��� - J s 1. 1  bench leases and one creek lease,  together with Woo miners' inches  of water/ �� *~n ��� ^  ^Tii^n'"4nterview~''ivith 'Mr, Hamshaw this week wc learn that.it is  his" intention, to" instal a steam  shovel upon the property this sum;  mer. This will have a lifting  capacity of one and a half cubic  yards, and shovel a daily average  of 1000 cubic 3'ards. Until a complete survey of the property and  of the creek has been made to ascertain required .elevations, it is  undecided whether dump cars will  be used or the dirt dumped directly  into the sluice * boxes. Bedrock on  the creek lease, where the shovel is  to be installed, is understood not to  exceed six feet'. The steam shovel  equipment and other supplies will  be brought in as soon as navigation  opens. Some preliminary prospecting will' be T engaged in by Mr.  Hamshaw to determine, if possible,  the width'of the channel," and this  will be done by a series of drifts  sunk to bedrock across the channel.  It is not the intention of the management to engage in any hydraulic  work this season, at least, but the  higher bench ground, if found to  contain pay, will undoubtedly fal1  under the nozzle later on.  A number of men will be employed on this property "as soon as  the season is advanced.  We will anxiously watch the  progress of developments under the  steam shovel, as this method, although new to this district, has  been most effectively used ou placer  ground in many parts of the States.  The enterprise shown by the Mc-  Kee Consolidated Co. deserves the  rich reward we fully believe to be  in store for it.  "^Another. McKee 'creek property  which has practically-lain'"fallow" for the la'st^two years, is this  season to be called upon Jo give tip  its gold. The Christopher property,*1 ^alongsideWid below'the groundt  of the Atlin ,Mining Co.," is to Jje  opened 'up?**  "'�� "* ^ , '       'r'   ^  j The '"Christopher f property has  gone through* several' vicissitudes  since it was first acquired/but now  it has^fallen into the haiids of those  who intend to'systematically prove  its value., <1\: has,recently been acquired by -a{few .monied men in  'New"York, "^v^G * have'- formed* a  small syndicate,to purchase and  work the ground. "���>  ,  ' Mr. Clarence Hamshaw, brother  of F. T. Hamshaw.va gentleman of  considerable experience, has been  engaged to superintend the work of  installation of tlie., plant upon the  ground. Active work,will be commenced in a few weeks, or as'soon  as the snow leaves the ground. A  flume line was graded two years  ago,J but this nwill all have -to be  done over again. A water right of  900 inches goes with the property,  the intake being at or near the  mouth of Eldorado, and the water  will be convayedc by means of a  flumes The*.plant is nearly all on  the ground, so that as soon as the  flume is constructed no time will be  lost in beginning hydraulic operations.  There is little' doubt, now that  the property has> fallen into the  haiids of men who intend to put  it in shape for actual work, we will  hear satisfactory raports during the  coming summer.  * The property acquired consists  of seven creek and bench leases  and a dredgihg lease'and comprises  over 1500 acres.  Messrs. Ronayne Bros., Geneca  and Jones consolidated their holdings on McKee creek last fall into  a lease and intend to work the  ground 011 a more extensive scale  this year. Friction hoists and hydraulic derricks, similar to those in  use on Spruce, will, in all probability, be used. Mr. Geneca has  gone to McKee lo begin work.  As a pertinent indication of the  prospects of Gold' Run, Mr. J. M.  Ruflnei, since" his return, has increased his force by 20 men, and  is running thiee shifts of eight'  hours each. ElC'will have one of  the biggest dumps on Gold Run,  while of its value there i*? no'doubt.  \J. B." Kershaw and ^associates .011  Wnghtrcreek>are going to hydraulic on their ground this season, and  with pay in .sight, the boys are ,  likely to do well. Kershawr took  the first load of pipe up  creek last week c  We1are advised on pretty good  authority that Brook's property on  Spruce creek will be operated by  ���Messrs. Gritfiitli & Loveridge, contractors for the  Pine Cieek Power'  ,     I- A- '  *  Company. ' -    ' ��� '*' ,  , The' Pine Creek Power Co. in-  tends to' operate two pits on the  high bench channel of Pine, below  Discovery, together with lhe pit on  Discovery claim.      <��� "  '  Thfi latest reports from the White  * 1  Moose mine are accompanied by  somethiiig^maleriar.in the way of'  very fine samples, taken - from a  stringer evidently,very close to the  ledge. The back end of #the drift.  is becoming very wet.v indicating  that the ledge walHis, pretty close  at hand. , . *       ���     _,,   ,    ,    .  1 ,f  V.  '    1    r  :l-0  ft  n  ^-,  -"' ''-ft  -  < iSi> I  j��* i  Shamrock JII.  \ w  , V, <.  Shamrock III. left the Clyde on  April 4th for Weymouth to participate in several yacht rapes about,to  take place on the south:of England  during the next few weeks.- She  will return to the Clyde about the -,  middle of next month to make her  preparations for the trip across the  Atlantic. , '  From the . sailing capabilities  which the new challenger has  already shown, the ' American  j achtsm'eu are beginning to feel  that they ha\e no easy rival for the '  International cup this"year. 'Ac- "  cording to a New York correspondent ofthe'English press, "Shamrock III. is likely to prove a slippery customer and a haid boat to  beat under almost any conditions  of wind and weather."  nil  ris!  ��3-1  '��,  The^Juvenile Barred.  The Dominion House, by a vote  of T03 to 48, has declared - its opinion that in order to save the youth  of the country, the manufacture,  sale and importation of cigarettes  should be prohibited. The opinion was expressed by everyone who  spoke that the tise of cigarettes by  boys was a distinct evil. It was  pointed out that the proper way to  regulate the traffic was to prohibit  the sale of cigarettes to boys under  16. Nova Scotia aud Ontario had  severe acts. Nova Scotia not ouly  punished the seller, but the buyer,  or anyone who acted on his behalf.  , ,-j ���V-, t���� >JSS|5��1-  ,-W>^3  �����ja^,3WifttoftflL>^.t.i I'j&^mrr^&hnLw  w*ajfi*!^SLsB4il ii  J1? .  It  t'  }  "V  Lead us not Into temptation, but deliver  OB from evil.���Tho Lord's Prayer.  In the' prayer that teaches to pray,  Jesus takes full account of the perils  ef life and teaches His followers what  ��o think concerning temptation. It is  significant that the petition gives expression neither to a hope of escape  ���or to a sense of despair II is into  temptation, but not into evil, that wc  are led ; it is from evil, but not fiom  1 temptation that we are to ask to be  'delivered. None knew better than  Jesus that temptations are at once a  menace ajid an opportunity, and, as our  secret of safety, lie indicated a two-  told nattitude of mind : a sense of  shrinking lest wc be overconfident and  fail of our equipment, a sense of security lest.wc falter and fail of the victor's  ���rown.  The petition is not a cry for escape,  but'a confession of dependence. There  'is no escape possible but victory. To  ask to be taken out of temptation is  to ask to be taken out of the world.  .1* the old parable of Ed��n' th�� tree  ���which represented temptatioa stood  with its fruit low hanging *nd inviting,  x. standing challenge, in the very centre  ���f the garden, where all must pass it  ���very day. For all men all life la a  ~ wries of testings ; every day is a judgment day. The daily decisions' of life  .' test aad attest us. Here is some call  tm duty ; shall we ."accept it of de-  aline, it ? .. Fain comes to us ; shall we  sVet aid ehafo under it, or' bear it  bravely and try to see its deeper mean-  fag ? Some richness of life is ours ;  knowledge, position, ability, money;  shall we clutch these things for ourselves or hold them in trust for the enriching of another's life ? No man  can escape these questions, and upon  hie answer depends his value to the so-  . eial order.  /Temptations are the penalty of man-  "   hood, they are the sign of a progress  ' upward.     Only a moral nature can be  tempted.   Temptations are the appeals  of the lower nature, the impulse*'to  be untrue to one's highest -vision, and  'to carry into a higher stage of life the  characteristics of a lower.-    In the na-  - ture of the case, therefore,"thcy��do not  separate us from God      Only yielding  does that.     There is no experience of  human life that lies outside the sphere  of His purposes of grace.      God never  'meant    our   lives    to    be    artificially  screened from danger.      The safe life  is not the sheltered life, but the victorious life.   . Untested virtue is only  a' possible  virtue.      The   process   of  proving is for the purpose of approving.     Testing manhood,   temptations  reveal it and prove its worth.  Apiary and Garden.  Red clover is valuable for the abundance of pasture it produces! and for its  excellence as food. Rich in lime and  nitrogen, as'well as containing a large  proportion of starchy matter, it is one  of the best-balanced foods used, and is  also highly relished by all kinds of  stock. In addition to promoting a  large flow of milk from cows, it is unexcelled as pasturage for hogs. Its  value as.a fertilizer is also admitted,  and many farmers grow it for that  purpose, as well as'for food.  The'sash of the t hotbed should be  raised a little every' day, to give the  plants fresh air and to regulate the  temperature. [When water begins to  gather on the under side of the glass  it indicates that th? temperature is  running too high, and fresh air should  be admitted, but be careful not to allow the <old winds to blow on ,the-  plants. The,. sash should be closed,  as the temperature falls, toward evening. If the night* are very cold extra  covering will ��� be necessary. Old  pieces of-carpet .or( matting can be  used, or light board covers can be  made, which are nffore, convenient���  Philadelphia Record. ,, '  King Edward and Absolutism.  ' ,   Old Age and Honey.  Aged   persons   who   are   toothless,  says  Dr.  Fcrnic, in his work entitled  "Herbal Simples," can live" almost exclusively on honey.    The great Duke  of  Beaufoit,  whose  teeth  were  white  and .sound   at   seventy   years   of  age,  whilst his gencial health was likewise  excellent,  had   tor  forty years   before  his   death  a pound of sugar  daily in  his wine, chocolate and sweetmeats. A  relish for sugar lessens the inclination  for alcohol,   and   seldom  accompanies'  the love of strong drink.   With young  children   cane   sugar   is   apt   to   form  acids   in   the   stomach,   chiefly  acetic,  which  causes   pain   and  flatulence,   so  that'milk  sugar should   be  given  instead  to  those   of  tender   years   who  are delicate, as this produces only lactic acid, which is the main constituent  of digestive gastric juice.    Tacitus, in>  forma  us  that our  German  ancestors  gave   credit   for   their   great   strength  and-their long lives to  the'mead or  honey  beer  on  which    they    regaled  themselves.-   Pliny  ^ells    of   Rumilius  Poilio, who 'enjoyed marvellous health  and    vitality   -when   over   a ���" hundred  years of age.    On being presented to  the  Emperor Augustus, who  inquired  what was tlie secret of Ins wondious  longerity,  Pollio replied,  "The  eating  of honey and anointing Willi oil."  Honey has certain 'claims as a food  which cane sugar does not possess. It  is a heat-former and a producer of vital  energy both in the human subject and  in the industrious little insect which  collects the luscious fodder. Moreover, it is all 1 eady 'for absorption  straightway into the blood after being  eaten, whereas cane sugar must be  first masticated with the saliva or spittle, and converted somewhat slowly into honey sugar before it can be utilized for the wants of the body.  t  An Interesting locality.     ^'  1   The  Detroit  News-Tribune < says :���  "It is generally acknowledged that the  Passmore Edwards    social  settlement  in London is, indirectly, the result'oi  the    publication ��� of    Mrs.    Humphry  Ward's 'Robert Elsmerc.'      Gladstone  and Tolstoi both,gave liberal criticisms  in piaise of the, work, and Mrs. Ward  has   been   given   generous  lecognition  in (England  and  abroad.      Mr.   Gladstone in his review of her first prominent book emphasized    the    writei's  strong tho'ugKt of the brotherhood of  man, rich and  poor,  and Tolstoi 'has  called her the greatest living   English  novelist'   Mrs.'Ward has always kept  her home life and her public career distinctly separate, and refuses all efforts  to  be interviewed.    It    is   said    that  George   Meredith   is   the  only    other  prominent fiction writer who has never  been interviewed.    Mrs., Ward's country home is one of the old English estates within easy reach of London, and  one of the few remaining estates of'its  size    *till   mentioned,, in    'Domesday  Book.' -Tlie house was once the homo  of that charming "seventeenth century  poet, Waller.    Sir-'Walter  Scott also'  once occupied the eld house, and it is  supposed that  the    little    Village    of  Ivanhoe, near by, suggested the    title  of Scott^s famous! novel,   j Indeed the  whole'country round about is.fullp of  the interest of literary association,^ and  a delightful spot in which to evolve the  studies of character which make sucb  a    strong  "feature" of" Mrs.   ;Ward's  works." "''  ' '  Every mornJjis brought a cbrnnoe*  And every chance a noble knight.  But testing implies the possibility of  failure, aad a moral failure is no tii-  vial thing. The issues .>f eternal life  ire at stake upon the battlefields of the  heart. _ Temptation met means the  moulding of character ; yielding means  hs sure awd terrible nrevention. Consider it a matter of no moment when a  tongue of Same destroys a canvas beyond price ; breik without a thought  an infinitely precio is >.ise but do not  tall it a trifle when the higher faculties  of the soul are dcad:icd, whci>- lofty  ideals are eclipsed, when one h stver-  fcd from the greatness and the glory of  fife. Knowing human frailty, Jcb'j*  laid not hesitate to teach i-,s to valk  ivarily. _ His own prayer in Geth-  ���emane is tlie exact counterpart of this  petition. He dir^.iK from the ti,al  whose shadow was deepening over His  life, yet He did not decline to r.'set  k. The bravest are not those who  know no fear. lie wn> alone of all  men was never found wanting ta��ght  mat the only way to be safe was never  to be overconhdi.it Had iho disciple who denied Him gone into tlie  palace offering Jesus' prayer instead of  vaunting his own strength he would  not have gone out iutc his night of  bitter remorse.  If the inevitable testings of life are a  penace, perilous indeed are the testings that can be avoul<:d, .m.i if tlie  petition invokes a spirit of dcpoc'fncc  inpon God moment by moment,  Vipremely does it rebuke a spirit of  presumption. While it is i��rotoundly  Irue that God leads us into temptation,  He does not lead us into all temptations.  Into some wc lead otiiielve-, J<ut  when one wilfully makes a choice of  circumstances or actia.is th.it are hob-  tile to the higher Me of himsc'f or of  others he simply pla.-es himsolf at the  mercy of the forces of ".'/il. Compromise is fatal. There is no possible security outside the p.ichwiy of God's  guidance.  A prayer of dependence and a prayer of confidence. .\'ot .i re^rest that  we be taken out of temp'anon, but  that we be kept in tr-mp-alion. We  need falter in no testhg into which  duty shall lead us. Whin, in liyr lty  to life's highest standard, it is your  purpose to try as best ;OU can to do  the right thing, count it all joy when  you fall into manifold temptations.  They are a bugle call to battle ,n which  you may win the crown of an eternal  life. Yet ever let him-that thinketh  he standeth take heed lost he foil.  Hotbed Management.  The methods of preparing and caring for a hotbed are very simple, and  with care one should have but little  trouble.^ The ordinary hotbed sash is  three by six feet, but any old sash will  answer the purpose. - The bed should  extand east and���west, and the frame  should be a little higher^ on the north  than on the south side, to give the  glass a pilch toward the sun. Ten  inches in front and 14 behind is about  right. The sash should fit closely,and  the ends of the frame should come up  even with tlie top of the sash, to prevent the wind from blowing" under on  to the plants. The frame should also  have a stay across tho top about every  six feet, lo prevent the sides Irom  springing in.  With the first warm days in March,  or oven as early as February in some  districts, preparation should be made  for ,the hotbed. A few barrels of  good gard��n loam should have been  prepared the fall 'before and stored in  a place away from the frost, for it  is difficult to get good soil at this season of the year. Select some-sheltered spot, where there 13 plenty of  sunshine, and draw out a few loads of  fermenting horse manure. If the  manure is heating evenly all through  it may be built up into the bed at  once, but if not it should be shaken  up ifrell and piled in a flat heap for a  few day9, and if any portions of it are  dry these should be wet down. When  the heat has permeated well through  the pile fork-it ovrr and build it up  into the bed, shaking out all of the  lumps, so that it will pack .evenly and  give a steady heat. Tread it down  qijite 'firmly, for if left too loose it  will ferment rapidly, giving an intense  beat for a short time, then become exhausted. Build the bed about two  feet thick and large enough so that it  will extend two feet beyond the frame  on all sides. Then set on the frame  and bank it up to the top with manure. Next put in about four or-.five  inches of soil, put on the sash and let  it sweat. It will soon begin to heat  quite violently, and the temperature  will run up considerably over 100 do-  grces, after which it will begin to si '���>-  side, and about the third or fourth  day it will be down to about 90 degrees, when it will do to sow the  seed.  It was claimed some years ago by  The American Agrrculturist that radish, lettuce and onion seed may be put  in along with tomato, cabbage, peppor  and egg plant seed for plants. Rake  the bed smooth and fine, and sow the  seed in drills three inches apart, covering half an inch deep. The plants  will be up in a few days, and in about  ti.ree weeks' time, if the weather is  favorable, radishes will be fit to use.  Lettuce, however, may be transplanted  to a cold .frame, and onions will give  sets for the garden. If in picking  the Ieltuce the leaves are removed and  the roots and crowns left they will  throw out a new growth and continue  to produce all through the season.  The plants should be kept free from  weeds and thinned, so they will have  room to develop. Tomatoes will make  stronger, stockier; plants if transplanted when they are'two or three inches  hierh.  Carnegie and His' lieutenants.  Andrew Carnegie, "according te- an article iniThe New York Sun,-was recently"  aeked: >' ,     ~,  "What influenced you mest in the selection ol your lieutenants in the steel  industry?" P - ' .  * "Apparently trivial    incidents,"    was  the ropiy.  Then, alter a moment's pause, he added, by way of explanation: ,   ^  "1 watched young men with whom1 1  came in' contact, and whenever I ran  across one who, all unconsciously, by  some small action or word uttered 111  ordinary conversation, made me feel that  he had tho qualities demanded in my  , business/11 'gave,,him a chance.to prov��  he really had them. And when ho did,  - then ha became one ��f/my lieutenants,  and in return for his assistance I endeavored to let him have a fair share in tki  profits of 017 business,"  <��� A number of incttants are related in  the article bearing upon Mr. Carnegie's  remarks, ��f which the following is one:  "Only a few years af�� William B  ���Corey, President of the Carnegie Company aad the C��rnegis Steel Company,  . and frequently talked ��� of as a future  President, of the United _States Steal  Corporation, was pus&iig a wheelbar.  row in the yards of one of the Carnegie  mills in Braddook., He wheeled so much  more Iron in a day' than the men at his  elbowa that he was soon made a foreman ever them. Then his employers  noticed that he got three times as much  work out ot his men aa tho other foremen aadi at. the' una timo tbe men  worked harder without any grumbling  and swore by their new and youthful  boas.- Corey was straightway picked out  by Mr. Carnegie as a promising acquisition aad he had constantly widening opportunities. He worked hard, studied at  sight to improve his public school education, and in time became an expert  chemist and an armor plate authority.  He was made Superintendent of this  mill and that department, and invaria-'  toly increased the output.  When Mr. Schwab resigned to become  President of the Steel Trust, Mr. Corey  was the only' man considered' for his  successor at the head of the Carnegie  Company aad the Carnegie Steel Company.  Curate���And how did you like my  harvest sermon, Mr. Wurzel ?  Mr. W.���Not bad, sir, not bad at all,  Ipnsiderin' yer total hignorance of the  subject  Under the'caption, "English Distrust  of Edward VII.," the Literary Digest  says : ,   >   ,,  ��� When a little over two years ago  Edward VII. succeeded his illustrious  mother? on- the throne of England, he  proclaimed" his intention of being "a  constitutional monarch in every sense  of'the word." But an uneasy suspicion, vague at first, but ever growing  more- precise, has seized the British  mind, that the King is not keeping  within_'the limits prescribed,for him  -by,,, the unwritten constitution of Ins  country. He is accused of usurping, or  'attempting to' usurp, functions winch  rightly pertain only to the responsible  Ministers of the Crown. 'The tone of  British comment upon this suspected  development of the King's character  indicates that the blood of the race  winch dealt with Charles I. still flows  in the veins of the average Englishman. In other, words, it is being m-  'timated in the London press that if Edward VIT. has really undei taken to interfere with the .Ministry and'to decide the policy of Great Britain after  the fashion of the German Emperor,  there will ensue consequences of a serious kind. The Spectator (London;,1 it  is true, scouts the idea that the King  has done, or wants to do, ��� anything  of the kind. However, The Daily News  .(London)' insists ' that, Edward'VII-  forced the German alliance���so far as  Venezuela is concerned���upon a reluctant Minist'rjf, and it points out that  this proceeding of his 'Majesty's was  a most serious step to take. The.Out;,  look (London) solemnly warns he  King,against nis course, which is pronounced revolutionary'and dangerous.  This'paper attributes the King's usur-  pation'of Ministerial functions���if there  was any such usurpation, and-it says  there was���to the weakness of Premier  Balfour. To quote the exact words of  our ^contemporary: "Our Piime Minister is Mr. Balfour, and- Mr. Balfour  is young to the office. And we can  imagine that if some kingly elcsire had  'to be declared impoliticjmd impossible,  more experience and austerity than Mr.  Balfour possesses as yet would .-be  necessary to utter the requisite interdict. ^As things have gone, a most  ^glaring divergence of sentiment between the British Government and the  British people has been revealed to the  world." However little such a(contradiction may matter as between the Ger-  manGovernment and the German people, in this country it m'ust, if persisted  in,-make the'Government impossible  ffhe British people rule in Britain The  German people do not rule in Germany."   , _ '  The'explanation of Edward VII's-,  '"sudden'taste for, absolutism, proceeds  this London paper, is to be found in  the fact that "��� the German Emperor is  his nephew/ . The uncle is dazzled, and  he has been', misled into cajoling the  - Ministry,' which , in its- turn has betrayed the " ^people . "What" answer  would the ordinary Englishman gi-fre if  asked why his Government, so misrepresented him ? Not to employ any  phrases about the matter, he would and  does sa3r, plump and plain, that the  reason is to be found in the relationship of King and Kaiser; that also is  the answer of members of Parliament  and those whose business it is to seek  an explanation of so strange a Ministerial procedure. A Government containing Mr. Chamberlain, the Mr.  Chamberlain ,who replied to Count von  Buelow with brusque and unaccommodating brevity, could not want for a  convinced interpreter "of the plain sentiment of the British people, a sentiment of self-reliant national dignity  needing no'help from Germany in the  work we have to do in the world. But  Mr..Chamberlain is not Prime Minister."  The situation is certainly unusual,  for it is( generations since a British  ruler has been accused of attempting  what George III. failed so signally in  achieving. The Paris Temps says it  is "interesting and novel" to find English criticism directed against the  /y'irone. "For the first time in long  years the throne is publicly accused,  censured, impugned Sagacious observers have remarked that Edward  VII. feels disposed to govern. His  friendly relations with William II. are  understood, as well as the disagreeable  comparison the British monarch must  have made between what is permitted  him by the constitution of his country and what is permitted,, his young  nephew, the German Emperor, in  world politics. . . The least that can  be said at present is that the personal  policy of the King of England coincides with the policy of his Ministry,  and both coincide _ with the policy of  Germany,, while tlie British nation is  inclined to a policy quite the reverse."  r prices ruled only a shade lower, so that  there 'seems to be moneyc.even in the  encouragement of morbid curiosity, for  a lot of doors which had done duty for  ordinary .cells brought in only ��2 10s.  ���and there were-twenty of them! The  copper washing bowls from the cells, <  however, averaged over a pound apiece,  while for the last few lots purchasers  were prepared to pay more than thirty-  shillings a bowl rather than go., away  empty-handed.' ' *f ,;'��  He married a leading lady,  And she's leading still, 'tis said,  FjOr she spends his money so freely  " That he never can eet-ahead  The Tramp. Reasons.  )  1_  *. Owner of Piopeity (sternly, to tramp  reclining on a mossy bank)���Don't you  see that notice^���"Tiespasseis will be prosecuted?"     J   ,  Tramp (calmly)���No, I don't see it,  for I en n't read:   ' j      1  Owner of Property���Well; you know  what il is now, so got ' '  Ti ainp���IIc\euse me, mister, but I don't  know wot it is. I've only got yci bare  woid for it, and you'ie a pullect stranger  io me For what I know to the contrary ,Hhe notice may bo "New milk sold  'eie." or "Cheriii>s tuppence a pound,"  or "Welkim, -\\eaiy wanderer!" Don't  you lay your hands on me, mistor, or I  shall \ivo lo see wlicUici my stick is  leally good old oak, or only a .sugar  stick I        ,  WEARY, ACHING  JOINTS.  The Awful Twinges of  1  Rheumatism   Mean  ���  Old Age in Youth. .  Relief irr  Six  Hours..  Ointments,  Salves . and, Lotions are,  positively  worthless   for   Rheumatism.  Get at  the cause���the   blood-"���and bjr  purifymg that, restore the system to a  clean, healthful condition.   Xho Great  South American Rheumatic Cure re-   <  lieves in six hours and cures in one to  three    days* Muscular  and    Articular  Rheumatism,   Inflammatory    Rheumatism, Lumbago, Neuralgia, Sciatica, and  any affections of the joints and muscles  arising from impure 'blood.   Mr. 'F. E.'  Wright of Toronto, Canada, writes:   "I  suffered almost constantly with Neuralgia   and Rheumatism.' I used several  remedies, but notb ng seemed to relieve  the pa:n until-I t   *d South American-  Rheumatic Cure.    'After using', a few-  bottles of   'Rheumatic Cure' and 'also  ���Nervine ^Tonic.VI  was wholly cured."'  Pain in the Region of the Kidneys.     '  ' Pain-- anywhere it  a.' dangel-  signal." ~"  'Pain in the region of .the kidneys, means-*  'that   they  are   not "working   properly.  The Great South  American Kidney  Cure restores these organs to a healthys  Working state. ' No. 38-  Anecdotal.  One of th* keenest of jouraaiHsta andr  wits, Moritz Gottleib Sivphir, had ��hef  better of th* irate stranger against wih.o<m  'he ran by accident at the corner of a'  street in Munich. "Beast," cried the,  otfemled person, without waiting for anj  -apology. "Thank you," said tihe jourBei-i  ist, "and mine is &tphir."  ���������"~���"   .     ^��ss*  "Education."  Belies at Newgate.  The first bid out of the ordinary at  the sale of Newgate Prison relics, according to The Westminster Gazette,  was obtained by means of an appeal to  Dickens' worshippers. "Now, gentlemen," the auctioneer began, persuasively, "surely you remember your 'Bar-  naby Rudge'l Here is the cupboard to  which Denis, the hangman, went for  the keys I"���and the old oak, iron-faced, warders' key-cupboard, with an old  record-book cupboard, went together  for ��12 10s. The p.ulpit from the chapel was sold for ��8 10s., and the two  seats, also from the chapel, set apart  for the use of condemned prisoners,  with the warders' pews belonging to  them, sold for -��3 5s. The heavy,  wrought-iron grille that guarded the  condemned cells went for ��3; and the  door of one of the same cells for ��13,  and its two small windows, with their  bars and frames. In the second condemned cell���identical with the   first���  Oh, the etuffed little boy Is a wonderful-  ' He's so very precocious and bright:  He has tutors and  teachers, blind, mla-  Eui&ed creatures,  Who stuff him from morning till night.  And this marvalloua youth, still a baby.  In truth.  By thls\wonderful braln-crammingr p&n.  Has such wisdom acquired ho la almost  as tired , *  As If he were truly a man..  ���From    " Tn   Merry   Mood,"   by   Nixon-  Waterman. . ij,.,i j  You  make   people sick���  You keep yourself sick.  You can do it if you exercise  common sense and use only Dr.  Agnew's Catarrhal Powder. It relieves colds and catarrh  and cures headache in a few minutes. If you have common sense  and catarrh you will use it now,  Rnv. L. McPhcrson, of Jefferson St.-C-hurch  of Christ. Buffalo, N Y., says.���" Dr. AgnuwI's  Catarrhal Powder relieved me in ten minutes  and is .1 blessing to mankhid." r  The Ursumhe Sistlks of St Bernard's,  Grand I'orks, N. Dak., snte ���"We have been  using Dr. Agm.w s Catarrhal Powder in our  institution.    We lind it a very good remedy."  The  Great South American Nervine Tonic  is first a nerve food and then a physician, searching oulraTid strengthening every weak '.pot in the body  of man, woman or child. It means  nerve, health, vigor, hope, liveliness, lightheartedness and life.      23-  -.LdPOFH   EKO  XJII. ~u  ' �����_/������  V  ��?  [ooptriohtkd]  Set Her Free  >    '        ' '     -By Florence Warden i "  Author of "The House in;therManh," "A Prince of Darkness,"  SkaaNBmti*$n>f**to*  to overwhelm him by any uncomfortable)  fllaplay of excessive gratitude, yet there  r * was no doubt he was her rescuer, and if  the met him again sho could hardly fail  to refer to the fact. -    -.  Foiled in hia own attempt to escape,  Astley was seized with a sudden impulse to laugh on finding that the girl  herself had been foiled in a similar fnsh-  t Ion. When, therefoie, sho reached the  ' fireplace, and turned round abruptly, in  a shamefaced manner, towaids him, she  caw that' ho was convulsed with merriment.  rAstonishcd, as well sho might bo, tlio  girl stared at him in silonco. Tlion, half  turning as sho stood with ono foot upon  the fondor, sho caught sight again, as sho  had done upstairs, of her own reflection  fn a weather-stained looking-glass, and  her feminine vanity suddenly got tho  better of every other fooling.  a quivering lip. His manner altered directly.  "I should strongly advise you," said  ho, with tlie resumption of a more everyday lone, as ho' glanced towards the  fireplace, "to tako oft your hat and wait  - quietly and get thoioughly warm beforo  the cab comes, as you will have a very  cold drive."  "And���and you?" faltered the girl, in  a strangled voice, and sho instinctively  turned as if to obey lum.  "Oh, I think I shall perhaps stay tho  night hero, unless I tell tho cabman to  come back foi mo," lie-said. i-.  It wa3 quito clear,that tho gal began  ito breatlio more easily after this. To  the highly-strung mood in which-he had  first met her had succeeded tho inevitable reaction, so that sho now felt as  anxious to conceal Tier identity from her  rescuer and to hide the ia��h attempt she'  had made, as she had previously been  J*UT��T*^ltl ���&��� *KS��'. *����ff��2��*'to *n ��'?se ����"?8-  '���uddenly as she stared at tho unattrac-  'tivo-looking object beforo her. It needs  beauty of a high order, and in tho most  'perfect condition at that, to stand tho  ���rdeal of an" appearance in a shapeless  hat which has boon thoroughly soaked  ���nd imperfectly dried, seen through the  medium of an early "Victorian looking-  glass.' The girl's good looks���for she  was good-looking���could not stand such  a tost. Hor olive skin, looked ,grcenj  her black hair .looked lank, twisted up,  half-dried, in an. unbecoming fashion;  and her large dark eyes and fanly legu-  lar features counted for nothing against  these odds. _ n  !     Instinctively she turned her head away  from Astley, who was struggling to le-  fain his gravity. For the awful thought  ad suddenly struck lum that she might  think he was laughing at her.. Pi fact,  the curious little knob into whidi she  had fastened her hair peeped out under  her shapeless hat in an extremely comical way. -It'behoved him therefoie^td  he caieful.      _ i       t  "I'm afraid yon" think it very stupid  of me to laugh,"j he said, as he came^  forward a little way into jihe room, and  stood behind one of the mahogany-- armchairs.  "Oh, no.   Some people see fun in anything," said the girl, somewhat distantly  OhT" she,ejaculated in alow voice, in  a tone of uninistakablo relief. There  was a pause, and^then sho said: "But I  don't like' to take your cab. 'And if  you've been ill, lit's even more important "that you should get back than that  I should.- I think it"-will bo better for  you to'go first, and to send tho cab back  for me. Ill promise to wait," she added  quickly, and with a coitain ingenuousness which confirmed the impiession that  she was very young indeed. Astley tried  not to smile again. '* t ' * > *���  , "Oh," said lie, "don't 'trouble your  jficad   about   me.     After   roughing it  through' an African rnmpn!<jn, this sort  of experience is a m��ie picnic." >  A look of ntcrest suddenly peeped out  of the sidelong glance she gave him.  Then, as he still stood'in the way between her and the dooi, she muttered,  "Very, well, then," and , ^immediately  walked back to the fireplace, where sho  resumed her former 'position/ standing  with one foot on the fendar, and her eyes  directed towards that terrible looking-  glass ,. -'        ' -     '  Astley came forward slowly, drew* one  of the horse-hair arm-chairs hack to a  discreet distance, and sat down.   As she  ,was between him and the window, tho  only view'he could get of iher face was  Evidently she was not grateful for b fti light of the fire below her,.which  what he had done for her. Astley felt 5t��rew dl|torting shadows upon her "face  that tins was a peat comfort Aid,it sLlttle ag he Ba^howaver, he was eon-  amused him to think that ho had been scloug that slie was taking up the bur-  emaous to avoid an hysterical scene��� otl den of hfe in; and trying to devise  tears and thankfulness, ,while she hrdi Bome manner of tricking hnn, so that  tern just as anxious to escape the sight    she m]ght hlde her jdentlty. "   '  ~  ���f him at all.  t      "Well, when things"aie at a veiy bad  pass   they  have a  way   of   takmg   a  ,  laughable  turn, f don't  you   think  sot"  said he  -  ^il can't say I do," said the girl, tartly. "There's a long walk in the snow to  be faced," for one thing, and in the dark,  too."  And' she glanced out into the gathering gloom.   Astley broke in cheerfully:'  "Oh, it's not quite so bad as that  I've  aent in to Oxford for a cab, you know,  -   ��nd���"  "But I mean to walk," struck in the  fflrl, and she suddenly sprang away from  he fireplace and made for the door.  Astley, however, was nearer to it than  ���he, and, in spite of his lameness, was  ��ble to obstruct her passage.  "Oh no, you can't do that," he said  quickly, speaking, with sudden gra-wty.  '"Oh, but I can, I must!"' And into  the gjirl's tone there came suddenly the  first intimation of inward distress which  tthe had given since her reappearance.  ' "Indeed you must not. I can't allow  it," said Astley, speaking in his turn with  seriousness, and also with unexpected  authority. "To venture on such awalk  along an exposed road, in the dusk) with  the snow and the wind driving towards  you, would be danger, if not certain  death, especially after,such an adventure as you've had," ho added hurriedly  What gave  him authority with  the  firl was not so much the fact that he  ad saved her life an hour or two before,  but a certain haidness, amounting almost to a suspicion of mockery in his  manner, which made her curiously conscious of a' feeling of inferiority to him.  though he was pcitoctly courteous, it  was with the courtesy of one who stands  In an unassailably superior position.  8ho felt that he'looked down upon hor,  despised her, was courteous only because  it was a convention of his class to be  verbally courteous to women. Tho  thought enraged her, quite swallowed up,  indeed, any impulses sho might have had  towaids giatitude.  "Oh, as for that, I'm none the worso  ffor getting ray foot wet," she said, ungraciously, as she paused n moment,  watching for her oppoitunity to slip by  8iim and get away.  "Getting her feet wet" was such xa  auphemishe description of what had happened that Astley could hardly forbear  another smile. The girl saw it and made  another dash for the door. She was  foiled, however, again.  "Excuse me,", said he, "but you must  allow me to insist."  Tho girl drew herself up.  "Suppose I insist too?"  "Then we shall have to see who can  Bnsist the hardest," retorted Astley with  perfect coolness, "and, to judge by our  previous experience, you know, it���will  Sot be you."  The spirit, the dash, the daring went  ��ut of the girl's face and bearing in a  moment. She gave ono shy, frightened  look at hia face, and turned away with  Long before this Astley had discovered  that his companion belonged to a differ  ent social class from that he had at first  supposed, and perhaps shef divined his  cunosity. At >any rate she presently  Eaid,"after a pause:  > , ,   k  "It's really most important that I  should get back to Oxfoid quickly, as  I'm only passing through it, with���with  my aunt, and I have a train to catch tonight."  "Indeed 1 Then it's as well the cab is  coming," said Astley politely.  "Yes, I hope it won't be very late  My aunt might be anyious As we're  both in gieat tiouble, tiouble about  business, she might think, you know,  she might thmk all sorts ofs dreadful  things," went on the girl, fluently  'enough, but with a "manner which was  transparent to the observant Astley.  "Yes, indeed," said he, in the same  tone as before, when she paused.  The girl went on with her odd confidences.   -  "You see women,, are easily depressed  when anything goes wiong with them,  and when you've kept a, shop for years,  and things suddenly go wrong with it,  why you don't know what to, do. But I  suppose you don't know anything about  shopkeeping?" she went on, turning suddenly to him,_as if with & little buret of  frankness.  Once again Astley smiled. This time  safely enough, for his face was buried  in shadow. And his answer was made  in a little demure voice which startled  her: v  "Perhaps I Snow as much as you  about it.  There was a pause and he hoard her  draw a sharp breath. Then she said  curtly: t  "You don't believe what I'm telling  you?''  Astley answered with great suavity:  "Well, no, I don't.    But what does  that matter!   It's no affair of nunc, you  know!"  Dead silence followed this unexpected  retoit. Then tho girl moved restlessly,  glanced two or three times at tho motionless mass of shadow in the big chair,  and at last asked in a querulous, high-  pitched voice:  "How do you know it's not true?"  "I would much rather not answer you,  but if you insist I'll tell you how I  know."  Again she waited a moment, and then  said imperiously, but in a low voice:  "I do insist."  "Well, then, I see that you don't belong to the class that keep shops, that  keep them seriously, I mean."  "I don't see how you can know that.  Tradesmen's daughters are educated  nowadays, better educated, sometimes,  than other people's daughters."  "Better educated, perhaps, but not  educated in quite the same way. And  they don't get the same tone."  Beforo the girl could reply to thii, the  sound of wheels and hoofs struck otid-.  denly upon the ears of both, and they  heard iho cab ston.   The next moment  - ���-,/-<���-  Clicy heard someone running in tlio passage. ' ' '  "We don't want to s itisfy the cuiiosity  of those people," slid Astley quickly.  "I'll go out and say I menu to stay licie  tho night, while you will just get into  the cab and dnvc away."  "Oh, thanks, thinks"  He was ahe.idy at the door, and they  exchanged a hasty how as he want out  She s.vW nothing moie of lum With her  heart beating a little faster, she heaid  his voice informing the landlady that he  hardly liked to nslc the chilly dme, and  asking for a loom foi the night. And  a few moments latci Mis.,Benne came  in and told her the cab wis at the doth  She got in quickly, not giving hoi address in the hcautirr of the landlady, but  simply telling the cnivci to go into Ov-  ford.           v                          ������      ���  It was altogether a stiange adventure,  Astley thought, as ho wondcied who the  girl he had rescued could be, and,whit  her histoiy was Before night, how-  evoi, he had pcisonul, concerns moie  pressing to, think about', for the chill he  liad got developed mlo a fevcush attack,  and he had to send for his fuend and a  doctor.  Although he was well enough in a  few days to go back to the hotel at  Oxfoid at which lie Uud been btaymg,  Astley, weakened and demoralized by  this fresh attack of illness follownfg on  th* still more dcinoiah/iiig typhoid,  stayed on in the town, instead of going  to his cousin's seat on tlie bordeis of  Eaat Lancashire, for the hunting boosou,  as lie had proposed to do. ,   i  The friend he had come to Oxford to  see, ran undergraduate, some half-dozen  years younger than himself, did his,beet  to make the time pass pleasantly for  him. Uo'intioduced Astley to his friends  in the neighborhood, one by one, and  finally to au family named Bascot, who  lived on the outskirts of the town.  "I'm afraid you won't find them very  interesting people," he remarked, as  they drew near the modern gabled redbrick house ono Sunday evening. "But  they're inoffensive at least. - The son���  theie's only the oae���is studying for the  chuich. He's,an ardent stamp-collector,  and he's going to marry a rich cousin.  That's about all there is to-tell about  him."   l ,  r They were shown into the conventional drawing room, which agreed in all respects with the piomise of the modern  gabled red bricked exterior of the house  Theie were the usual small^over ciowd  ed tables, the usual curiosities, the usual  photographs One of these attracted  Astley's attention: it was tlhat of a girl,  in e\ ening ^ dress, holding a bunch of  roses He thought he had seen the face  somewhere, but could not remember  where. He had not, however, had much  time forrconsideiing the point when the  door opened, and Robei t Bascot, the son,  came in.    , ���    s  He proved to be a rather small and  effeminate-looking fair man, with ^cmly  light hair like a baby's, and a pieciaa  little voice and manner. Astley mentally  agreed with his friend,*, that the stamp-  collector might be amiable, but .was not  Interesting. <    -  ^And then two ladies came in.%  "Mr. Ha-igh���mv mothei���my cousin 1"  said Robert Basoot, introducing the visi  tor.      " x -> i '  Astley bowed, and (hook hands wit*  the elder lady. Then his heart leaped  up to his mouth. For as his eyes met  those of the younger lady, their eyes  flashed out a,mutual recognition.  Robert Bascot's r cousin was the girl  Astley had saved* from drowning ten  days before! i  '      CHAPTER HI.  Nobody noticed the confusion of theto  two, as Robert Bascot chirped out th��i  names in introducing them to' each oik  er. >  Astley bowed and looked down; so did  Norma Bascot. There was a second's  pause, and then it was Mrs. Bascot,,a  thm-faced woman^ofjfoity live or so, who  ware glasses and was "intellectual," who  began the conversation. ^.  And Norma stole away to the furthest  possible corner, and took care not to  meet Astley's eyes r  He was so utterly bewildered by the  discovery that tlie girl^he had saved  from drowning and the nch cousin whom  Robert Bascot was to marry were one  and the same person, that it was with  tho greatest possible difficulty that he  answered intelligently, and laughed in  the nght places.  And as Boon as he could, he, took the  ���opportunity of examining minutely the  face of the woman who liad appealed to  him within so short a time in two such  very different characters.  So different indeed, that if it had not  been for her own miserable self-oon  BCiousness, Astley might even have been  tempted to believe himself mistaken  For, with her black hair beautifulh  dressed, pai^ud in the middle, waved,  and coiled into a missive knot behind  her head, her face looked much more  beautiful than it had done when she was  blue with the cold and sick with net  vousuess: while her slight figure, which  had preeented no,, particular atti action  when wrapped in a bedraggled sknt and  shapeless jacket, looked exceedingly  graceful naw that she wore a black silk  skirt, with a slight train, and a blouse of  lavender silk trimmed with black vel  vet, and two rows of lovely pearls round  her throat.  In the oourso of the evening Astley  noticed other circumstances about the  frirl whieh excited his curiosity still fur  u��r. In the first place, she received tho  attentions of Robert Baseat, who was  znoat effusively oourteous and even affectionate to her, with aa irritable p��tu  laaos which wae patent to such a dose  observer as Astiay.-' When the devoted  Robert dhirped into hor ear, she looked  helplessly round the room as if anxiou-,  far a ehaaee oi escape; and when he  leaned over her, with an odd, prim little  assumption of t��**er paseecsion, she got  up and walked away.  And thrangaout the long and some  what heavy evening, which was charac  torteed by mnok ecehange of a dry sort  of talk whi��b the frequenters of the  beam eaasidesod intellectual and sthira  Hiring, tho girl talked to everybody in  the house, which was'soon half full oof  visitors, except to Astley.  Ho, on his sido, was bound to respect  her evident wish that he should be  equally discreet; but his cunosity was  piqued all the same, and ho would have  been glad to exohange if only a fewt  woids with his heiome  The next best thing to talking with  her, however, was to talk about her, and  he contrived to mention her to Mrs Bas  cot, by taking up'the photogiaph he  had previously no'iced,'and asking  whether this was hei niece.  "Yes," said the lady at onco, "that is  Normi It's rather a good ono: don't  you think so?"  "Very," said Astley. And as he spoke  he raised his eyes, and saw that the gnl  herself, with' a look of deep anxiety  binning in her .eyes, had drawn near  enough to listen to what her aunt and  he were Baying.' , " -    <  ' "It gives Me Italian look, doesn*t it?"  "Italian," said Astloy, glancing first'at  the porti ait and then at the beseeching  eyes of the girl- herself,- and- then quickly looking down again, "yes, perhaps it  does    Is she Italian?"  "Not altogether, of course. Hor father was my husband's brother. '(But her  ,mother'wa8 half Italian, which accounts,  I> suppose, for some of hei daughter's  perversity. Norma's ccccntricity-ia rather trying."  Tho good lady did not know now noar"  her nice* waa.  fWell, eccentricity is' rather refresh-  fa* in these days wh"n we're all as much  alike as if we'd bepn turned o"ut by machinery," said Astley politely.' t  w'Not m a young girl," retorted, Mrs.  Baacot almost" tai tly. "Why, only un-  agina what.she did the othei dayi * In  th* most dreadful weather, with a hurricane blowing and the snow falling fast,  eh�� went for a walk ^ along l tho river  bank, and; of course slipped into the water, and came back moie dead thaa alive,  looking'like a diowaed lat. What do  you think ot (hat?"  Once moia Astley looked up from the  .photograph, and saw that^-the gnl "was  standing quite close to her aunt, looking  piteously iinta hi* faoe. His eyo* met  hers for a 'moment only, and then he  turned to the elder lady and s<ud  ,, "Well, I think, if she fellaato tlie wa-  terwon a snowy winter's day, that yon  won't have to repioaeli hei with such  eccentricity again1" ���  - The next glimpse he caught of Norma  was of a pair of big daik eyes swimming  in grateful tears      P     �� ��  When the time came for going away  Astley tried hard tor get near enoughl to  the'girl to bid her good night. But 6he  would not let him She became absoibed  in ��� the'Conveisation of somebody else  whenever she saw him coming her way.  Astley, of couise, said nothing to his  ^ friend, Jack Fielding, about his discovery. But he lingered on in Oxford,  and when Jack ipibposed another visit  to tho'Bascots, he leadily assented  "Now I wonder at youi wanting to  go ' there ^again," Jack said "To > myy  mind it's the slowest house in,0\foid  And the women one meets there are all  5ot_high dried,, "except Mis Bascot'sj  niece. _ You'ie not attiacted thcr��vl  hope, because you know she's booked?"  he addad suspiciously. �� "* -.  Astley shrugged his shoulders'with a  Frown. ���*     -  "Am I likely to be attracted by any  iroiaan, after my experience?" said he  impatiently.    \ 5     * ,  "I know you say vou're not, Vut���"  "And it's the tri.Hi. Perhaps one,of  the attraottans of th" Basoots' house to  me' b that the cullute-press seems to  have dried most of the attractiveness of  femininity ��mt ��f thu larlieii."  "Not out of Noi j She's feminine  enough, in all conscience, with her im-  &  nor In a quiet corner, sho turned io him  at once, and eaid: >       ,. ,  j "I do agree with you so thoroughly in  what you aaid about marriage.   1 think  it's a hideous tbmgl" "*     ,_  Prepared aa he w^�� for tlio eccentricity  of which he knew, ^��tley looked at her,  id roai auipnsa. , '  "Why," said he, '-'that is, if yon will  allow mo to aay so, a strange Suing to  hear from a lady engejed to be marrioa  nerself." '     ,. -,  Norma's eyes flashed. _        (  - "I'm not engaged to him,3'sho said vehemently. "They're doing thei�� best ta  drive mo into it; but I ask you/do yo��  thmk it is possible for any woman with r  the least spark of humanity in Tier, *��� '-  contemplate the thought of mainage  with'that'white rabbit I"   ~ ���> ,       . y   '  Astley wanted to burst out laughing.  "Those aio .veiy strong woids," he  said  n  "They're not stronger than my feelings," lephed NoiniA, whose plissionately  uttered woids liad, a strange piquancy,  from the fact that they weie spoken in'  the lowest and most musical of voices,    t  Astley  remembeied the  voice    heJ had  bepn struck with it3 syihpathetie quality, (  on the day of their adventure k  "Well," said he, more and more interested in tho stiange girl, "theio's surely; __<���  no need for you.to waste so much emo��t   \  turnover the matter    No woman cam j  be forced to marry against her will"  But at this, Noima threw upon him �� -  look of acornful aurpnse  "Oh, yea, she can," she replied witfc  confidence. "I'm not very old, but I  know that. And if you will think, ana  oonsider all your aoq -aintanccs; I'm aura  you will find instances of girls beinf '.(,/  made^to marry against'their5will.", * -_,s* *���**  Astley reflected i     ,    ' S   <**V;  "Well, perhaps I may know of som�� <���-��!>  instances of particulirly weak aad eaa-/-^' ^  lly led girls being persuaded mto^mar^ /i  nage,? he said at last, "but not girls like <��� '  you." *"*    .  Nonna  turned  towards him with, a  little grave smile   ( '"  ^ "You think I'm stmng minded because  I'm'- self-willed,   I   a'lppoae,"   ska   said.  "Peopla often make that mistake    But  I'm not.   No girl can stand the eonatant  pressure, the never ceaaing strain     My      J _  mother left me at the mercy of the��e^  people;  I don't know why, considering     ���r  all the cncumstances <sl her life, but she 'j  -  did    And I can't mov . I can't even hava  command   of  my  own  money,  until  I  come of age���and fiat won't be for two     -<-  years���two whole ye*ra���or until I mar-     '  ry"  "Well,   then,  why  not   marry  somebody'else?" suggested Astley <  "Because theie is nobody else     They    '���  won't let theie be," r plied Norma quick- - .-  ly.     "Look   at   that    stamp collecting      �����  idiot���" > ;  "Oh, come now," p otestcd Astley        ^     !  But lie wanted to laugh again when -. , 3  he cast a glance m tnc direction of poor     Ts  little Robeit Babcot, and saw  that he^ -  was fidgeting in his chan, and casting     tJx  doleiul, uneasy glance3 towards himself.   , y.  n-.  3  '- i\  ���H  (Ta he, Centiiued )  ,n|  puteiveness and hor impatience I"  "It's not the piettiest side of woman-  hoed, that. No, Jack, young Baacot  need not look upon me as a hated nval"  "All right, then. I own I shouldn't  like you to make a second venture with  an opera-singer's daughter."  "Opera-singer's,  eh?" '  "Yes. About the last thing you would  expect to hear of that menage, isn't it?  Bascot's brother marned a smger, and  though they are gneved at tho taint,  they arc not at all unwilling that the  money she earned should be kept in the  family."  Theee details concerning the - girl  whose acquaintance he had made so oddly inrreased Astley's interest, and on his  second visit he determined that' she  should not escape * un as she had done  the first time.   * '  But to his surprise her manner to  him had changed altogether. Satisfied  now that he woulet iceep her secret, and  grateful for his retioenoc, Norma at  once, upon his entrance, gave him her  hand with a blush and a famt smile, and  made no fuithcr attempt, as she had  done on his previous visit, to avoid;  speech with him.  It was natural that, as on the previous occasion, Astley shouM be made  much of as a hoie who had touglit and  bled in his country's service The fight  ing clement was usually conspicuous by  its absenco fiom the slightly stuily pro  fcssonal Oxford atinospheie, and the la  dies in particulai were never tired of  hearing Jus adventures, which he described with an attractive admixtuie of  truth both new and strange  And o-f course it waa piesently sug  gested by one of the matrons that he  should marry. Jack Fielding, who vva3  near, answered for *.im.  "Now I'm going to 'give him away,'"  said he, with a lau^h. "He made a con  fession to me last night, and owned thai  he disapproved of marriage altogether  Won't have it at any price, wants it  abolished. Naw you know what a ser  pent yau*ve b*en harboring by your fire  side."  There wae a chorus of remonstrance,  and, Astley defended himself as well as  he oould, though he was hardly listened  to. For each of the ladies was more intent upon being heard Ukin upon hearing him.  Norma, w*o was near enough to hear  all thJB, was the only silent and grave  listener. But when, presently, he got the  ODDerboaifcy he -mated of speaking to  Mias Weld, in writing of the visit of ���    _,  Tennyson to her father's house in Lon-  , *'  dan/aoys-  "My uaole d*sliked an,over-' ; -7  duplay of aetnoDBtration in public,,and -" >"  saicLuhat m hfe experience, 'When young^",<,  married peaplo keepjm publicly.,rawing ^  "my dears" thick upon each other, it ia -  a euro eign that a quarrel is at hand.'  Akin to tiuks hotrod of unreal affection '  too* my uode's diahke to the fulsome-  flattery and. general vapidneee of many  ejftar-dinifeer speeches, aad he deoiared. to  me tbat, if called an to make a speech  when be felt he had really nothing to ..  jsay, fee eh��uld juet nee and exclaim:  " ^Out of my latitude, ae I live,  Therefore no platitude���pray forgive,'  and promptly resume hw eea-t."  A story told of Lord Holt, who was "  Lord Cfeief Justice  of PBngland mt the  4  eighteenth oentury, shows what a deadly  enemy to wild superstition a Ben9e of  fact may be.   A man presented him3elf  to Lord Holt, and aaid' "A spirit came  to me from tlie other world, and told me  that in your next awe ^ou must enter a    ,  plea of nol. praa."���tiutt is,-- lefusal to ^4  prosecute    Lord Beft looked at the man " .  a moment  and  tbea. emilcd     "Do  you  believe that such a message is wise for  a human being to <Jbey'"    "It is abso;  ���      ��  Let It be Grip, Malaria '  Fever or what not, always strike at the Heart  to protect it, to strengthen it, to  cure it, and you baffle every other  ailment.  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure  puts new vigor into every heart, and  ninety-nine out of a hundred need  it, for that percentage are sick.  Having put that machine ia good  working order, it has guaranteed  the whole system against sickness.  Every organ is soen sound. It always relieves in 30 minutes.  Mrs Ezra Dugrahaw, Temple, NB,  Canada, wntes :��� " Have had heart trouble for  years , would have it u ���ften as three times a  week, sometimes lasting t��enty-four hours.  Waa persuaded to five Dr. Agaew'B Heart Cure  a trial, which I did, with the greatest results It  surely is a pocrlew reae<K and would advuo  aay aaa who bas heart bedble to try it."  DR. ASWEW'* onrcUENT.  He who would be free from piles and skin  eurptions must use this cure, which routs then  out at once end for all time  The safest, qutckest cure, because compounded  on correct principles. Fiercest foe of itching  slua diseases.   Pn��e, 35 aeata. 20  ytrf -����-  >J^-t.^r��*r'i^��.^-ri��.5*.^rA!!^i*  *    '4rM^ja.' vh&& if-  w  M  ,13  '  ATLIN,     JJ.    C.'.*" SATURDAY,   ,APRIL-i8, .1903.  I\  r "  )!���  m .  Vr-  r!  I-Si'"  1 ,i>  El  ?;  Iv  lb <  aw   j  If ?  HI  Tlie Atlin Claim..  Published    every    Sntnrdny   morniiiff   bv  T'.in Atlin CrjAiji Puiimsiiiso Co.  A.C. UiiisciiiriiiiD, Piioi'iuirroii.  V   Todd Leks. Managing Kmxoit.  Oliicu or publication 1'unil S\. Atliti, ��. C.  Advortlslni!   Kates :   >l.00   i>er inch, eaoli  liisui'tiou.   HcmlliiR notices, 25  cents a'lino.  Special Contract Hates on application.  Tho subscription price is $5 n your pay-  ixblo in ndviiiicc. No \t tpisr will lie ilolhered  unless this condition is complied with.    ,  '  Saturday, April iStii, 1903.;  TO BE OR NOT TO BE.  Oppositionists    Carry  , Meetings'..  Two  Objections  to  Organizing- a,-Per-  1  manent  Mining   Association  ���A Warning to Heed.  Labor   strikes   seem   to  be the  order of. the ��� day throughout the  ,' length and b'feadth of the continent,'  much to the injury, and detriment  ', cf all concerned"..     ' .  No sooner is .a strike in one  branch of trade settled than one'in  another is begun. British Columbia is bavins a surfeit of the'econo-  mic evils, and the sooner some  measures are adopted lor their sup-'  pressiou the better, either by arbitration, compulsory or otherwise. ,  It is an unfortunate circumstance,  but, nevertheless, true, "that the  strikes iu this'' Province have,' in  tbe main, been brought about by  foreign interference, and it seems  to us that any legislation passed,  should be with the end in view cf  making an example of these same  foreign labor'agitato'rs.   ,  The Dominion Government has  been asked by Ralph Smith, M.P.,  'to appoint a commission to go to  British Columbia and take evidence  under oath to ascertain the cause "of  labor troubles in the west, and re-  port on\he same. The Provincial  Government-intends to bring down  a Bill with tlie view of obviating  aud settling industrial differences  in future by conciliatory means.  Surely, to all right thinking  men, a settlement of differences between labor and capital by arbitration or kindred means is far preferable to these disastrous strikes and  lock-outs, which, of late, tend to  ruin tbe country financially", socially and morally.    ' *  We regret to note that Lawyer  Sawers still continues to pour in  hotshot to the people of Vancouver  through tbe columns of the News-  Advertiser, much to the discredit  of this camp. He makes an almost  direct assertion that the local Government stafF has -a '.'ring," and  that that ring gets tbe "tip" of  any snaps that are going, thereby  making a most unjust slur upon  the Gold Commissioner and the  office.  If C. W. Sawers, Esquire, and  bis methods were as well known  to the Editorial rooms of tbe News-  Advertiser as  be is here, be would 1  find.scant room in its columns for | then that its influence is already  such that no legislation will be effected by tbe B. C. Government except with the consent and approval  The meeting, called ,for the .pur-  pose of discussing the formation of  a ' permanent  branch  of the B. C.  Mining Association, ( which .was  held^ at -Discovery on Tuesday of  this week, was,' like the previous  meeting to hear the Delegates' re-  poits, a farce. The meeting could  not-be called- a representative one  by-any means, and .was "run" by  one or two speakers, who, unfor-  tunately, for.the good'of the cause,  by "their evident enthusiasm persuaded many of the miners,'against  their own best judgment, that the  Mining Association was run and  controlled'by the "hydraulic men!"  ���a statement utterly false and unworthy of consideration ; by. any,  miner. Tbe result was, that by a  vote of 36 to 18, it was decided to  disband the first local ��� association  and irrevocably'cancel all that had  been done.     . *'  -     ''���*���','.  A . meeting, having- similar objects to tbe Discovery meeting, .was  held in Atlin on Wednesday evening, and "a similar'condition of affairs'prevailed, though 'the. tactics  pursued by the opponents to organization'were unique in the extreme.  By a vote of 15 to>i"i, an ".endorsement of the minutes of' tbe Discovery meeting, held 14th inst,".  was carried, when, as a matter of  fact; there were no minutes to endorse ! Again, a resolution, "That  a branch of the B. C' District Mining Association be formed in Atliii  and those willing 'to join, should  sign tbe roll to .be prepared by the  Secretary, ".was voted out'of order,  in- opposition to the ruling of the  Chair, and the, meeting adjourned  practically without accomplishing  anything.' However,"the first preliminary step was taken towards  permanent organization," and a  number of miners signed the roll'of  membership. In due course a  meeting will be called and a permanent local branch organized  with the necessary officers.     "'  One of tbe first and most important things the opponents of the  organization of a branch Association forget to take into consideration is tbe fact that* the British Columbia Mining Association IS an  organized body, aud that Atlin  helped to organize' that Body, fur-  ���  Atlin, ��� kugget and Grape Rings ..  And All Kinds of Jeyellery Manufactured on, the Premises.  MSF* ->Why send om 'when you can get goods as cheap here?  Watches Front $5 ujiB   Fine Line of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Wa&hmakers.  I ':TH,E    KOOTENM.'HOTEt'  Cor.  George E. Hayes, Proprietor  FlRCT  AND  TRAINOR  STREETS.  O This Fli-bt Class Hotel litis been rcmotlulecl iind'ref urnitlliuri lliYoiiglicut  T (mil oll'ei'ti tlio licwt iiuuoininuilntloii to Transient or Porinimoiit  'X'       " , Gnosts.���Ainnt'icmi nntl liuropciui pluu. > cf- ���,.  9 ' ' Finest Wines, Liquors arid Gigars.'  I Billiards   and' Pool.     ��        ���,  ., *  T HE,-: GOLD    HO USE,  ' '       , , " -I D'SOOVERY,   B.C.' , ���    '  ��� Comfortably, Furnished Rooms���By the" Day j Week or Month.    ' -  The'BesL of liquors'and Cigars a'ways in Stock.' ���, -Fine stable in con  ;-" ne/Hion with the House.  ,t    >  '  '-"''        '.        ,    -(  A MURICA-N', AND "'EUROPEAN' - PL AN.' '      *'' -_'���  , 1;       ' ' J. P. Rosic, Muiinger.  THE-   WRITE' \PASS. "& ��� . YUKON-  ���-'"���/        ^   , -!ROUTE. '<���- -.>���-": ��� V'  ���  �������  - - '*''���,  1 'i) *i/v'- _,--  '   Passenger and Expiess Service,   Daily  (except .Sunday),- between -  Skagway,;L,og Cabin. Bennett, Caribou,-White"Horse^and Intermediate  points, making close connections with ouf own steamers at While" Horse  for Dawson and Yukon points, aud  at'Caribou for;,Atlin every Tuesday";  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlhrever.y'Monday-and Thursday.  -Telegraph Sei vice to Skagway.' 'Express  matter  will'be-received  for "shipment to and from all-points in Canada and the"United States.  For information relative to Passenger, Freight; Telegraph-or Express ���  '   r , Rates apply to any.Agent of the" Company or. to  - '      - ,    J.; F: Lee," Traffic Manager, Skagway. .  Pine tree Rotel.  DISCOVERY-, B. C.  Finest of1 liquors.     Good stabling.  Ed. Sands, Propjietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. H. FOPD        Prop.  '   Now occupy their new quarters next  - to the Bank of B. N. A.. First Street.  The bath rooms are equally as Rood as found  in cities.   Private Entranco for ladies!  G. B. Hayes.  J.'G. Cornell.  nuggei fivtei  ��� I        Discovery.  ' ���- ���  "-  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURAFT  ' '    --'    in ���' '   -'"-.*-   ���  CONNECTION.  Headquarters' for Brook's stapFe.   '  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL   PAID' UPi $8,00,0,000.,   '  ,    Reserve, $2,-500,000.    .  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie,  ,San~Fr'aneiseo,  Portland,-  Exchange sold on all Points."  Skagway, etc.  Gold Dust Purchased-  bis worthless effusions,  1  Atlin, and, for that matter, the  Province, will have an excellent  opportunity this summer of watching the operations of big mechanical   devices   for   tbe, treatment of  our auriferous gravels, as well as  Legislature, but to the Association  tbe proving of tbe relative effectiveness of the steam shovel aud the  dredge. As both these devices are  about to be installed here this season, interesting developments may  be looked for.    ���  of tbe Mining Association. If  a few men are under the impression  that our delegates or the Association have abused our trust tbe re.  course   is   not by a protest to the  -Assay Office in Connection.'   -  -     D. ROSS,- Manager.  II1E KO��At. HOTEL,  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.   ".  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   :���     ta>  1  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  -  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  if  itself, and this can only be done by  and through tbe district .branch of  the Association! The necessity  for permanent organization, with, a  big membership, is apparent to any  one who studies tbe situation.  Hycira.ulio   Mining ��  �� "���  Machinery,  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,  ��� ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC   RIVETED  Pumping &   Hoisting  Machinery.  PIPE.  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, Bl C.  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C.  >* -  A  fl  u*j ~r>rtf*"��jzzr'  u  V *  Two Lion Stories.  r j  J-  I5S  I*  Sir Charles Wan en,  in his   recently  published    "Ou    tho    Veldt     in     tlio  Seventies,"     tcll3     two     capital     lien  stories     that     he    heard    while    surveying   between   the   Change and V>ml  riveis.   "A man," lie Elites, "was driving  hi nis bullock  wag-on  ono dark  nlgMj  along a road m the inteiior, where there  weie big game, but he was not fearsome,  beoause 'ho had seicial laige, fierce doga  With lum that baiked at c^ ei j'-thing th(*V,  met.    On  a sudden   tlie  o\cn   stopped,  aud, whip them as lie would, they would!  ���  not go on, but as the dogs did not bark,  iho did not think of danger.   lite native  'leadei' called out I hat theie was a mtilo  Qying in the load in fionl, and lie went  tfoiwaid and saw what he tlioughL was a .'  Btiange ox lying i��� fiont of tliem.   Getting angiy at finding his way slopped,  he lushed at  the  be.ist, ,uul gave it a  good   kick,  shouting  'Foot  sooki'   (get  nway).    Then aiose a  ni'ij,>slic animal,  Which slunk with a ion 111L0  the bush.  It was a lion, just dclibeinf ing bow ho  could make his spnng upon one of the  oxen, but the sudden onslaught of  the  mtin  so   disconceiled   him   that   oft   he  went.   When the dinci went bio'c to hi?  ���wagon ho found all hi^ln.nc dosrs lying  skulking undci   the  wagon;  tliev could  not  baik foi   fe.u      Tlie moial'of  this  story is to put a bold fiont on muttcis  and 'dangers   will   flee  away     T  lather  dit>Uus,t Lhis stoiy," adds, Sn Oliailes, "as  linpropeily   told.    .   .      'Another    ver-  bion I have heard is that.the driver did  not go up and kick the Jiou, but guve it  a good lash with his'whip; that seems  to me moie probable."  The second slory is as follows: "Some  Korannas, when out hunting, came upon  an elephant just as they weie passing a  lion's lair. Tne elephant, when lie saw  .them, made after them, and they, m  their alarm, ran close up to where thu  Hon was, and ho also was disluibed  'Looking round they saw the lion, run  ning, also, but not aftpi then; he wtu  13-unning with them, away flora the clc  iphant. After a time they all got into a  narrow path, wheie theie was, little  'room, and by that time1 the Koiarmas  had got so used to the lion that ono of  ,them was bold enough to give lain n  ���push, and say, 'Give me moie looMuto  run.'"     ,  0      . . Iii  im   \tcostott  ���Dunk water. Tininp���That's pist it,  yei lionnei. I want the tannei to buy a  iiltei so as I can swailei the vvalei without the Hale of being poisoned by nuc-  lobes.  A Canadian Nobleman.  Wife���I am going down town this  morning to tiy to match a piece of silk.  Husband���Veiy well, my dear, I'll tell  the cook to save some dinner for you,  and I'll put the children to bed myself.  "How about references?" enquired the  mistress. "Oh, I loike yer looks, mum,"  said tho Applicant lor tho position of  housemaid, "an' I won't ask yer fer re-  terencea." ^      , "~~  '*. 'i  Tha Guild in China.  i The handsomest buildings in   China,  excepting the great temples, says Public Opinion, arc the guild halls." The  Chinese aie past musters 'in tiade organizations.    Evety industry is a simple but effectively oiganizcd guild, and  the guild halls of some of   the   richer  tiades in Canton aie superb. Even in  the north it would be hatd to find anything to suipass the green-tiled,' exclusively ornate middle gateway of one of  the guild halls in Clicfoo.    The guild  idea is highly developed, too,"cven"to  the extent   of   profit-sharing   by employees.   The beggais and thieves have  their carefully goverftcd guilds, as well  as the carpenters and the silk dealeis.  A'non-union beggar will be diiven out  or quickly made away with    The begging business is handled with scientific  precision, the vagabonds making regular,rounds, pounding tins, tin owing offal, and otherwise making life impossible for reluctant givers      Ai tegular  payment to'the head of the guild   seem es immunity.    Theie is a considerable admission fee chai ged lo   candidates-for membership in   the   beggar  guild.  It is largely by means of the guild organizations that a Chinese city is governed." In    Canton, for example, each  guild lias its own street, and, of cotusc,  its own cldcis.   For the maintenance of  the streets, its cleanliness, the preservation of order in it, the heads of'tlie  guild arc responsible.   Accordingly, at  night one finds gates  locked at each  end of the street,.and passing down one  of the gieat streets where tiade succeeds" trade,    requites   a   continuous  squeezing   through   half-locked   gates  Any ciimc committed in the stieet of  the jade stoneworkeis would be laid at  their door, and they would have to produce the    criminal   'or    a    substitute  Municipal orders would reach the guild  members through    then     cldeis, with  whom  alone the    Goveiiiment  ^de'ils  Even the guild of thieves fiudb its place  in the Chinese civil system.   The head  thief occupies a semi-official position in  south China, at least, for   though he  may continue to steal himself, his punishment is remitted that he mav watch  over thieves, and be in a position to  recover stolen property.  hi  Sunday as a Social Holiday.  In all the larger  cities  of tho United  |Stales   there    is    nowadavs   no    othei-  socal      holiday      equal    "to      Sunday  Theie are-some soits of ducrsion that  !��iie still foi bidden on Sunday, by social  conventions.   Nobody ever heard, for in  stance, of a cotilhon on Sunday oi a tea  to introduce a debutante.   But there aie  gallons of info:mal'tea ponied in diaw  ing-rooms every Sunday afternoon, and  there are dinneis on Suudcy night���for-  'mal  dinneis   at' home   and 'dinners   at  fashionable lestauianls  Many hostesses  prefer the battel, and as a icsult Sunday  night is the most difficult tune of any to  find tables at a populai restamant.   In  Ifew Yoik tlie vogue of the ipstaurant  5s even more pronounced, and it h very  difficult for   people   to   get    tables   at  fihorry'a, Dolmonico's, oi tlio Waldorf-  Astoria. At these p1accs ��i certain num  jbei of tables aie always kept for guests  who ngioe to come theie to dinner every  .Sunday  dining  the  winter,  or  let  the  ~j waiter know during tho affernoon that  they v ill not. "Then, on Monday," one  imnnager informed a New York "Sun"  ���wilier, "the orders for tables for the  [next Sunday begin to come in. If there  iliappens to be a laige party���six or eight  ���we sometimes get woid two or three  |wceks in advance. That is necessary  iThen, throughout the week the orders  ,come in until by Satuiday the two din  ing-rooms are filled, and we could seat  .twice as many persons The oiders con  Itinue'to come m all day on Sunday, and  we sot tables in the hall.   That leaves  no place foi the casual guests who aie  'ceitain to come without taking the trou  (ble to telephone m advance. They make  lup almost half the attendance, and there  jrnust be loom for them. So wre biing  jdown tables and chairs fiom the half  [room upstairs and spread tables in the,  .men's cafe Then, with only room enough"  Ito pass between the tables, every (inch ol  [available space is taken. This continues  from the middle of October until May  jAnd dunng the past five years that 1  .have been in this restamant, I have no  iticed the Sunday night crowd getting  'bigger every winter."  ������� ��     "^._J.    i  j-jt Devery's Warm Vocabulary.   '���**���    '  i " "   i  "Big Bill" Devery has succeeded. In  having the Superior Court issue an order  iTesbrainhig  the  executive  committee of   v���  &:nn17iUf fTu tai?n?, "IT ���N6"0"   The high  auguis  are not in   unison;  jmfcil the .cader of the ivinth_ Ward has   we  arc   back  m  the  old,   extravagant  ��en admitted to> its fold.   When i,0 waa   am,  (Ilsastrous syst(.m 0f government  *rred out the other nirfit.at the oigau-   ,��� compartments.   The question which  Ration   of  Tammany_ Hall's   executive   a|i  those   who   inteiest  thcinschcs   m  :il defence aie  ncs it that af-  ,  ,     ,      ,    - , ,. --     Lv-i luniiuii, ���uiwiiil/, iin.rsficld, Latigli-  cured by fraud  and corruption at   the    ^ aml all the scnes of brilliant wiit-  ^^1���?���*!?"^''??^'    c,s ���� naval ^ratcgy have laid down  riJ^ ?'^d  Cen^al Plunkitt,   Bnd mcontrovcrt.blc principles of na-  tho tnith about him would poison the   tlonal strategy( how comes it that our  British Military Problems.  In view of the recent interesting de-~  batc in the House of Commons,    the  following from Blackwood's Magazine  is of interest ���  For the average reader who may  have ceasedrto 'take absoibing interest  in military refoim after the passing of  his hot fit, it is well to paiticulanze  The War Office ideal of strategy gives  us, in addition to recruits and non-effectives, 190,000 men for home garrisons, 200,000 men, more or less, for  the defence ofj London, and a home  field army of 120,000 men, with So.coo  white troops for India and 30,000 for  the colonial gamsons. We must, therefore, carry forward a total of half a  million men at least, committed, by  the nature of 'their functions and the  law of their leciuiting, to a task which  is nothing more nor less than a sinecure unless our ''navy is driven from  the seas. "These numbers," said Mr.  Jiiodiick to the colonial Premiers',  'aie ccitainly not deemed too laige by  our mihtaiy ad-viseis, in view of the  possibility of our at any lime losing  the command of the sea" The veil  is luted and the nuuder(is out No  woids could express more naively the  cutiiC absence of coinpi chension of the  leal pioblenitthat confronts "our military advisers " The statement quoted  is in direct conflict with the Duke of  Devonshire's famous declaration of  JS96 ��� 'The maintenance of sea supremacy has been assumed as the  basis of the system of Imperial defence  sgainst   attacks   from   over   the   sea."  .     52ko English  papeis   contain  particulars    of   one    of    the    most    rcmark-  I aW��   cases   of   fraud   that   have   00-  ��� <nBni��l  the time  of the law couits'for  ( some yeais, and   which   has just  been  brought tc^an end at tha Leeds Assizes,  when James Albert Mar��on, a clerk, was  convicted  of obtaining ' ��3,127   10s  by  false  pielenscs, and  was  sentenced to  three yeais' penal seivitudc.  -In  1898  thero  appeared m a weekly  Saper an aaticle headed "Tlie Coming  lichest Man in the World." It described how a Pan Francisco multi-mil-  lionano hermit willed all his possessions  to hia male euccossoi, who wrould bo  found in England. Law^cis misapplied  the vast estate, and weie imprisoned for  the crime, and tnen the lightful heir wa3  discoveied and the hermit's mansion ex-  ploied. Down^a trap-dooi into a mysterious passage the way led to a large  room lined with gold" ingots, to another filled with bags of gold dust,  ana to ,a massive 11 on door which  boro a warning that a person foicing it  was liable to death The door was  opened by chemicals, the dcalh-tiap���a  deep pit���was bridged, and fin flier on  was found a gold mine of counties*  worth.  The1-article went on to say tniit the  heir was "itill scratching wuh his pen/'  but shortly would enter upon a lingo  estate in Dcvonslihe which had "been seemed for him by the Go\ eminent," and  that the Queen had "ahwuly intimated  her intention of making him a peer of  tho realm as soon as the woild was acquainted with the information."    ,  Tho prospective Croesus was James Albert Marson, afc that time earning,30s a  week as a mcichant's cleik 111 a Sheffield  house. A toll, handsome, tairly-educatcd  man, he found no difficulty m acting the  part of the owner of millions He showed  to his friends copies of the will and doci-  ��� nients purpoitmg to entitle him lo a fa,  bulous yenily income,'an estate in "On  tario, -United States," half the si/c of  Ireland, and vast quantities of diamond^  and rubies  He told them he was entitled to bound  ,less wealth, signed letteis "Albeit, the  future Lord Syer&ton" and "Marion, K  G.," wore a ring "which ho'said had'been  "sent as a token of good will by Lord  Minto, the'Go\einor-Gcncial of Canada,  pretended to be puichasing a ��12,000  steam yacht, and showed them a "draft  of ��5,000,000 and a bill of exchange for  ��50,000,000, this > moncjr, 'aceoiding to  his statement, having been forwaidcd by  his Canadian agents Ho rctucd fiom  business,'installed a telephone, a -\alct,  a private secretary, bought horses, guns  and fui-lined coats, and was attended  by a letinue of, favorites anxious to  please. ,To someW them he promised  "staff" appointments���the boots-at the  largest hotel in the city was to h ive the  position pi ^butler at '��2,000 a yeai, and  Ins doctor was to have ��1,500.  All this meant money, and to keep oft  his creditors he boriowed on the strength  of his "expectations." Sums tiom ��0 to  ��260 were" lent freely; by '-his friends,  who " 'believed hia" promises implicitly.  One man^advanced as^much as ��3,120,  another* "��420, and many lent smaller  sums. The laigest creditor, Mi. Thomas  Eastwood of Chesterfield, once received  from Marson cheques for ��10,000 and  ��150,000, but he was asked to return  'them for "��e endorsement." Mai son's  accounts showed a deficiency of ��5,307,  and he had been living at the rate of  ��1,000 a year.'  Ono of the most curious points about  the story is the methods by which Mai-  son duped Eastwood On one occasion  he wrote:t"Rest assured that for eveiy  pound I have had from you the samo will  be repaid at the rale of- ��5,000 for every pound, and an annuity to each of  your children of ��10,000 to accumulate  Lo their years of discietion.",  Later, Marson wiote: "I havo already  signed half a million a yeai foi your natural life,' iirespectne of your stipend,  vliile in my scivice.' '  Marson lived 111 a house of which tlie  rent was 0s pel week, yet Eastwood believed lum when he said that the Homo  Secretary and the Duke of Norfolk weie  coming to dine at bis house.  The judge, in passing sentence, said  prisoner had been convicted on clear evidence. Whatever the onginal story was,  he took advantage of it and made untrue  statements to Eastwood, who was a gentleman easily taken in.t      v   ci easing m num Dei 'in Uie Southern  States there were 17 more legal executions and 21 fewer lynchings than 111  1001., It is to be presumed that many  of ���tlie negioes lawfully executed last  year would have been lynched a few  yeais ago in pieference The whole number of executions in 1002 weie 114, as  against 118 in the pievious year, showing that punishment is keeping up with  tihe increase,in muidc.s. Of the whole  number of men hanged 88 weie negroes.  The manager of(a concert given in a  small town, instead of putting "not  transfeiable" on' tho tickets, posted ca  notice on the door: "No.gentleman admitted unless he comes himself"    -  '   Spinsterhood.  Discussing old maids in t1ic"Centur3  Magazine,"     Lillian  Hamilton     Fiench  wonders   why   it 'is   that   histoiy ainl  tradition    have    done,.so      little    foi  the    spinstri    except    to     /make    hei  absurd. <���   "Why,"   she   asks,   "hus   lib  eratuio ncvei  enshimed hei, I <i&k my  self often���set her apart in a coiner, by  herself, as poets and philanthropists anc  groat  world-saviois aie  set, wheie slit  can rest honored and levorenccd, not as  some special and unselfish sistei, 1101 yel  ns a certain unmanicd and devoted con'  sin, but simply and without equivocation  aa an old maid, an individual ab ncccs  eary'to'thc world and its progiess aa  even the married ones?   For thmk of all  tihe   other  people's   children   old   maids  have loved and'reared; of nil the homes  In which  they have been benedictions;  of all tho niniringes they have helped to  bring about, and the husbnnd-s and wiven  their counsels have kept together.   Think  ��f these things, and then of how, wlicn  110 longer needed) these old mauls have  slipped away and   been   foi gotten,  like  the ashes of last year's fires." '      "  Another   of   their  good -tiaits,   Miss  Picnch points out/is that Uiey ni'c suoh  f;ood listencis, despite ^Iho fact that no  >ody pays any attention to their speech  "And^I wonder," she adds, "considering  how many confidences men have poured  Into   their  eais,  and  how  many   other  things men  have  found   to   say  about  bhem, that not a gentleman hns yet been  found good and generous enough to pay  tribute to this 'sui passing excellence in  spinsters���an excellence sor-deai  to the  masculine  mind,    llow many 'old, maid  aunts,   indeed,  have  nephews    not  be  guilcd?     How ' many   old-maid' sisters  have not opened their ears to the self '  praise ot their unsuccessful brothcis who,  have missed a hearing at the bar, or in  the pulpit, 01 wheiever theie.,was com  petition   among   men?      Patient   souls,  these old maids, listening to each of us  is a mother only listens to her own, and  who have listened so long that at last  they have the an of never expecting any  sne   to, pay- attention   to   them.   -They  renture  into, speech   on  their  ow 11 ���-,account, as timid mice into pallors,.leady  on'the instant to whisk about and seek  covei again.   These, though, aac the old  maids for whom corners aie nevei lacking, so cagei aie the veiy leasU among  men to as-me themselves of a hearing  somewheie."  GEMS OF THOUGHT,  . More people have starved to deatS  from the want of love than from tha  want of food. '  Those ;who respect the restriction*'  of the law are 1 the least restricted.  Morality is economy, i  Passion often bolls over into tears.-  Ixsve in a girl of sixteen ia here  iworshlp. \   < -,,  Men sigh for   two reasons;   becausd  they have, loved, i and   because   thejj.  have not. '~       t ,*.,     ..    ���   , _,,  Only old new things can be said of  love.   -       >       " _ _        . (  To maintain a reputation of hon<  esty requires great tact, but not necr  essarlly an honest character.  The man who seeks to evade fate fa ,  fullyyas foolish as the man who tempty  ��atej '  There Is nothing like an old ,bool;  tor a young person.   , t  WJt prompts a laugh; humor, if  cmile, and satire, a grin.  The pun^ is the Jonah of literature.  Purchased honors" and :counter��s!l  coins are ever subject to suspicion.  Faults in great men tend to show  {heir greatness in stronger relief.  Wield wit warily.       .,    *  A poor etory well told Is better re*  colved than a good &tory poorly told.  A lazy man Is tho rejected stone thai  never becomes the 'head of the coi*  per.   '  ^_' "   1 , *     *.    1.  r 1  It Is^the ','would-be" 'geniuses, to*  <lay, ���who a-o eooentrlc. ���   ,  ,  Chance may make a reputation, bul  not preserve it. \ '  It takes a business man to 'succeed  in art j "    ,        v     ,  '* Literature is considered more of q  confession than^piofesslon.  '���' Truth,*,   unadulterated   -with"   false  bood, would be very dull reading.  ', It takes falsehood to got at the bob*   "  lorn of truth. ���      \ ,  The ladder ' descending  froma fanw  bas but.few rungs. ���    ', ,        i ^ ,  The tongue is the most generous oc  gan in the body. ., *   -  -  LIFE LINES  There are quite a nuinoer ot people  who can look in a mil 101 without seeing  ihewflve* <i�� <-,llieis see them. ,  The Germ of Laziness.  Last Year's Violent Crimes.  nfr;   Pennsylvania     Charley  "(Murphy),  ���who held up the tunnel; Dago Dan, with  this waxed moustaches (McAMion); and  -Big Tim, who tries to skin the New Yerk  (Central   and   the   Pennsylvania  et  the  eamo time.   Do they flunk Idicy can put  ���up such a job on me?   I'm no'railroad to  bo held up, and no fanner to take tho '  big  mitt end  slide home.    Before  I'm  done with them I'll make them dance a '  'LivoTpool hornpipe.   I'll go to court, and  pt'll win.   They can't keep me out. Tlieso  jumping-jacks are not grafting a fran- ���  cMso when they take hold of me. They've  got a Live one to deal with.   I've got ,  Itho law with me, and I'll  fight, fight, ���  fight.   I feel disgusted enough with the  gang to start an independent Dcmocratio ,  labor party ovci our way. But I'm going 1  to fight.  I wont to fight.   I'll fight every  minute." ''  Science on the Road,  War  Office  should  continue  to   both  pleach, and, to our heavy cost, piac-  tisc a theory of war which is the exact  antithesis   instead  of  the corollary of  our naval policy ?   Buttonhole one of  these   solemn   old   gentlemen   in   Pall  Mall,  whose daily existence has  only  three    fixed    points���the    office,    tlie  luncheon room al the Rag, and their  West   Kensington   fiicsule���stop  them  ind ask them why they ask us to pav  for 640.000 men, mostly organized,  to  do nothing at home ; ask them when  last  England w.is  invaded,  and why ;  isk them who is going to invad" us>.  and how ; ask them when last a Bnt-  ish battery on the coast fired a shot in  anger ;  as'k them when a fort in  the  Ulterior  of  England  or   Scotland  was  "ver of service to man  or boost   Ask  them���fid they will not tell >ou(i bc-  :nusc they do not know, and ncitlici  docs  anyone  else  |r The Chicago "Tribune" has again pro-  pared a list, of general statistics  f leaned from the happenings of  002 in Uncle Sam's country. Among  them are crimes of violence, which  embrace murders, suicides and lynchings. The figiucs, being compiled  from the daily piess, arc not oflicinl,  and probably not complete, since a number of occurrences 111 each class may  easily have been missed. Sufficient, however, has been gut/Itcicd to_makc an examination of it inteiesting.      ,  The number of minders during the  twelvemonth indicates a recurrence of  tho wave of homicidal tendencies which  was piominent in the statistics between  1891 and 1807, and wfoic'li receded after  the latter year. oThcic were'nearly 1,000  moie murders in 1902 than in 1901, when  the number recorded was 7,852.  Last year theie were also 1,000 more  suicides than in tlhc previous yeai', when  7,245- were reported. Tho pistol and the  poison routes weie chosen by two-thirds  of those wllio sought a path to self-destruction, and caniolic acid was the favorite poison. Despondency, based on  disappointment in. love or domestic un-  haippmess, was the cause generally as-  ���igned. Only 07 suindes were ascribed  to failures In business. It has generally  been conceded by statisticians that the  proportion of suioidcs as to sex ia about  The newspaper report of the recent address of Dr. Stiles, a zoologist of the Department of Agriculture, before the Saul-  tary Conference_of Ameiican^Republics  about the hook-worm disease, has been  received- with impassioned "interest by  thousands of more or less afflicted read-  Srs. J Dr. Stiles is tho discoverer of this  -nalady, which he has named uncinariasis  He has just come back from studying ii  in parts of the South where it flourishes.  He says it is a bad disease, little understood, and almost always confused with  malaria. It is what is the matter with  many of the poor whites in tbe Southern  States. Their laziness is abnormal, Dr,  Stiles says. Their pitiable condition. du��  immediately to laziness and to their Inferior physical and mental development.  Is more remotely due to the presenco ei  this hook-worm disease among them for  generations past. The clay-eaters and  pickle-eaters of North Caiohna owe'then-  abnormal appetites to uncinariasis, The  lasy crackers who send their infant children to work in mills have got it, too,  but the children themselves, Dr. Stiles  thinks, profit by the change in their en-  viionment. He says that the disease  can ba cured, but that the physicians In  the sand districts whore it abounds most  must be taught to know its symptoms  and how to treat it.  A newspaper, in telling of Dr. Stiles'  diecovery, cries in headline type that tho  germ of lasinoss has been found. That  expresses the feelings of the general  reader and accounts for his enthusiasm  over tho discovery. Evory man, remarks  "Harper's Weekly," feels the germs of  laziness working in him, and would like  to have them killed cut of him by treatment from the outside if possible. He is  glad to lay the defects in his energy to  the hook-worm. But Dr. Stiles' hookworms seem not to be available for gen-  eial use. They are leal microbes, and so  far as appears, they only flourish in districts, and under conditions favorable  to their development. It is no wonder  that they htove been confused with malaria., for the symptoms of malaria and  the symptoms of sin are very much alike,  and the hook-worm symptoms resemble  both. We want to hear more about the  hook-worm. If he can be extiipated in  tho cracker with good results a wonder  will have been done. The South American delegates who w>re told about him  think he exists in their countries, too,  and are going to search for him when  they go home. M<��ybe he exists in tho  Philippines also.   A traveller lately re-  '   We get very tired of enjoying our  rights; it's other people's rights weV .���  most like to enjoy. , ^   '  A woman feels safe when she thinks  ��he can trust a man, but she'd be a  whole heap safer if she could always*  trust herself. - 1 f '  Success would-be very sweet if It evoi *  stayed long enough1 for us to leaixr '  the taste.  <*' \ ^ ���' I    - ~: - J-"  , "Many people try to get what J;hejv  ���flilnk ',they- want;     these-  are ~ the  knaves. " The rest try to think   thejf   '  want  what they "get;   and these an  the fools. P        -   ,  The cheapest way to learn fortitude  /s to watch others suffer; their hearj  tears harden our cheeks.,  - It ignorance really is bliss, it's a  wonder more of us don't die of sheej  bappmess. _ _ ���       4   l     -  M  TramjJ^Say, mister, gjmme ft. tMmer,,  torn males to one female.   Last year the ttlni0(} from those Wands thafc th#  figures formed a strong contrast with js]andB aro beautiful and their possibiU-  previous records.   Three- times as many tieg  morm(ma   but   thflfc  tho faiipmos  women committed suicide as in 1001..The won,t wrk and that induatria/1 devej0p.  figures given are 6.032 males, 3,009 fe- ment m on,    ^^ ^^ the introduo.  males.   I^ntfaings showeome sign of de- tion of chine30 iabor>   That wunds like  hook-worms.  BACHELOR'S   REFLECTIONS  A girl's eyes aTe never so sharp' ta  ��when they are looking through a maw  riage veil.��  Probably the man who will end by  coining the nearest to understanding  fltromen. is Profe&sor Garner.  When a man stops telling his wif��  that he loves her it is time for her to  rtop telling him that he doesn't.,  A man can always stave off a quarr  rel with his wife by telling her soma  thing nice that some man didn't say  about her. >  The average woman would rathei  find out three days afterward that sha  fcad married a lunatic than to have  fcim disappear the night beforo th��  Wedding.  A woman is eo constituted that  whenever she doesn't smile &he has to  tnake faces  Th�� second week her husband ia  sick a woman loons over all her old  black dresses.  Cook books wore written to make  young women think their mothers  didn't know how to_cooli.  Probably tho average mouse thinks  Women are the most dreadfully inv  modest creatures it ever saw.  "The consent of the governed!" Did  anybody ever consent to be govorned'i  A laugh tells the tale better than 9  volume of words.  The great progressive soul rosentj  the tyranny of custom. So docs th}  criminal, but for different reasons.  When women are emancipated, wint  about the emancipation of men? Tur/  Tibout Is fair play.  The initiative lets In a horde wit?  Would never have ventured first.  liove and despair cannot occupy the  lame heart.  DINKELSPIEL SAYS-  Vare ignorance vaa pllss more pet*  pies geds killed py der trolley cars.  My son, uf you vould be a vise chea*'  tteman, yust led your ears grow un#  keeb your tongue tied mit a rope.  "Was willst du haben" somedimea  /leans a vlfe'ad home naidould money  to pay der rent.  You can'd make a silk purse py a  /ow's ear ould, und -you doan'd ne����  a silk purse anyvay, so vy Is der use? Pen Picture of Rockefell  r.  Ir  In Ida M. Tarbell's history oi  tbe Standard Oil Company, now inn  ning in McClure's, the personality of  J. D   Rockefeller is discussed at some  1 length, in part as follows ���"Of course  Mr. Rockefeller knew that the railioad  was a public carrier, and that its char  ter foibade discrimination "But he  hnew that the raihoads did not pietend  to obey the laws governing them, that  they regularly handed special rates and  rebates to those who had large amounts of freight. That is, you could  bargain with the railroads as you could  With'a man carrying on.a strictly private business depending in no way on ?(  mibhc franchise Moreover, Mr Rocke-  - seller knew that if he did not get rebates somebody else'wdukl, that they  Were lor the wariest, the shrewdest,  fihe most persistent If somebody was  to get rebates, why not hc? This point  of Mew was no uncommon one Manj  men held it, and felt a sort of scorn,  as practical men always do foi thcousls,  when it was contended that the shipper  was as wrong in taking rates as the  railroads in gi anting them Thus, on  one hand theie was    an    cxiggciatcd  1 sense pi personal independence, on the  other a firm belief in combination, on  one hand a determination to root out  Hie vicious system of lcbates piactiscd  by the railway, on the other a determination to keep il alive and piolit by it  flFhosc tbconcs which lhe body of oil  men held as vital and fundamental Mr  Jlockefcllcr and Ins associates cither  'did not conipichcnd or'were deaf to  (This lack of compicliension by^many  '���icn of what seems to nothcr mou  to be the, most obvious principles  ftf justice is "not rare Many men who  are widely known as good share it  Mr. Rockefeller was 'good' There was  ���o more faithful Baptist in Cleveland  " nan he.    Every  enterprise    of    that  church    he    had    suppoi ted, liberally  irom h,is youth. He gave to its poor.  ie visited its sick He wept with'its  suffering. Moreover, he gave unostentatiously to 'manv outside chanties oi  (whose worthiness ha was satisfied He  ��vas simple and frugal in his habits He  tvever went to the theatre, never drank  wine. He was a devoted husband and  ne gave much time to the training of  lhis children, ^seeking to develop in  them his own^habits of economy and of  tharity. Yet he was willing to strain  every nerve to obtain for himself special and illegal privileges " from the  railroads which were bound to rum  every man in the oil business not sharing them with him Relnjious cmo  tion and sentiments of charity,tpropriety and self-denial seem to have taken the place in him of "notions of justice and regard for the rights of  ^others." ' ,  The Man Behind the Cow.  Much is" being said of late in dairy'  Journals^and at conventions about the  comparative quality" of butter made  where the cream is separated at the  factory, and where it"is separated at  the farm and only the cream delivered to the factory Put into a few  words, ^t is a battle between the factory separator and the farm separator,  Sn'nearly every case the reports of  the buttermakers are that a higher  touch of quality is obtained from the  lactory separated cream than from  the gathered cream separated at the  farms  Just here is an important matter for  consideration, and one over which we  have not seen any discussion that the  advocates of the farm separators have  brought to their aid The milk, whether taken directly to the factory or  separated at the farm, in both cases is  alike when it comes from the cows.  It is the man behind the cow that is  the cause of any distinction, good or  tbad, that may be found, and not the  separators The cream as it comes  from the small separator at the farm  is in every respect as sweet, fresh and  perfect as the cream from the large  separator at the factory. It is in the  after care of the cream that is the  fcause of such imperfection, if any, that  may be met in the cream. ^  The quicker cream, *' after it leaves  the cow, is carried through the necessary changes on its way to the butter product, the better will be the  quality of the butter, as judged by present standards Factory rules of  management do not require t prompt  fiaily delivery to .the factory of the  cream from the farm scpaiators, where  the cream gathering plan is practised.'  For the convenience of the maker the  sream is held at the farm where made  for a day���or two, and frequently for  leveral days, before delivery. Under  any conditions of care this delay is  damaging, and, further, the care under which it is kept at the faun is not  in all cases such as its best condition  requires, nor such as it would receive  at a well-managed factory In this  way the quality of the product made  from it is graded down The man behind the cow, in whose care the  cream is left while at the farm, is responsible for all defects in the cream  yhilc under his care.  The practice of keeping cream for  several days, or for a/week, as is sometimes the case, cannot be too emphatically condemned. Choice butter cannot be made from cream a week old,  as every critical butlermaker, pnvate  or factory, knows. Another error of  the dauyman is in failing to clean and  scald .the scpaiator each day, and  every tune it is used Complaint is  made in some localities, and at conventions, that anxious salesmen represent that this is not necessary. But  this is all wrong. All utensils employed in handling milk and in daily work  whether the factory or the farm separator, or milk pail, must be thoroughly cleaned  and    sterilized   after  every using. A,speaker at one convention declared that where separators were properly used they always  got good cream1���Maine Farmer.  No animal can use its food twice. "H  a cow converts her provender into milk  she cannot also make it into good  beef If >ou pick your clucks and geese  regularly for then ffathers you should  not expect many eng"5 Whatever an  animal is doing for you it is hard to  persuade it to do si mcthing else j Decide what product you want and then  get that kind'of breed,which converts  lis food into that product as a surplus  from what it u��;r*s   n living  ��  ��ir<-  Legislation on Osculation.  Kissing will have to bo dona surreptitiously in Virginia, or' those who kiss  may be guilty, of-,a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of five dollars for each  smack���that is, if a bill recently Introduced in the Virginia Legislating be-  oomes a law. Tho author of the unique  mcasuic in question is Di. B. B, Ware, a  physician in good standing, jfbfy _ Uk*  many other doctois, is dimly "convinced  that osculation spieads disease. Briefly,  tho piovisions ot tho bill requiio that  persons who insist upon kissing shall ob-  tanu a physician's certificate pronouncing  them fieo" fiom all contagious and mfec^  tious maladies Tho tevl of tho bill is  asffollows '/Wheieus, kissing has baoa  decided by tho modical piofcssion to bo  a medium by which contagious aud infectious diseasos aio tiansuiittad fiom  'ono person to anothoi, and whoieas the  prohibiting rof suoh an oilonto will be a  great provoutivo to tho apieadutg ojt  suoh diseases as pulinomuy tubeiculosia,  diphtheria, and many other dang��rouj  diseases, thorofoio, bo it enaoted by th*  General Assombly of Vuginla, that it"  shall bo unlawful'for any person to kiss  another unless ho can pTovo by hia family physician that ha hasn't any coatagl-  All Kinds of Kisses.  i  -i  ���*  A serious book, on a frivolous subject, by an eminent sdiolar���such  is "The Kiss and Its History." It  has,been translated into English from  the Danish of Dr. Clmstopher Nyrop,  professor of lomai'oe philology in the  University of Copenhagen, Dy William  Fredenck Harvey of (Moid, and, according to the pieface, has also been tians-  lated into German, Swedish and Russian,  and has gone through two editions in  Denmaik. Verily, the history of the  kiss is a matter of universal mterest _ Dr.  Nyrop presents in the volume but little  personal opinion; raflier ho contents  himself with weaving together proverbs  of all psopies of all times on the subject of kissing, and gn es, "in1 addition,  quotations from th?" poets who have  rhymed of kisses���and they aie^o small  number! For his ^.quotations he has  hunted in out-of the wt\ places, and has  sought them among lh�� m i->srs as well  as the classes Foi uial mix, the ladies  of Geimnny have the poetical saying  that "a kiss without a be ud is like Vespers without the Mignihcat," but tho  milkmaids of * Jutland'o\ pi ess a like idea  by the lough-hewn pio\eib that "ki3Sing  a fellow without n quid of tobacco and  abend is like kissing i i>l i\ will" That  kioSLi aie naughty the llihans deny,  saying '"that a month is none the woise  for (having been kinscd," while tho Pic nek  proveib inns ''Bah' two kisses. What  of that? They aie exchanged like bullets that mis3 the maik, and honoi is  satisfied," anil-even coolei-blooded races  agreo fto that, saying _"a kiss can be  washed ofl," though to this proveib there  is a corollary which urns "A kiss may(  indeed be washed away, but the ihe in  the heart cannot be quenche'd" Of stolon kisses there are many pioveibs. "One  returns a stolen kiss," say the honest  Germans, and tha Spanish havo the same  idea* "Dost thy .mother rhido the* for  having givenmo a kis3? Then take back,  dear gnl, thy kiss, and bid her hold her,  mrtvn," someone saia to isiotner iJicKey.  "yes; Satan's eyes always flash fire  when he sees a chinch steeple gwine'  up."  / "And hero's a colored bi other  killed  another at a camp meeting"  "Yes; Satan goes ter mcctin' 'long wid'  de ies' er dem, en sometimes shouts de  loudes'."  "And a jpreacher was di owned in tlio  river last week"  ., "Oh,  yes;   Satan's "in de  water,  too.  He 'bleege tei go dar ter cool off."  "So you blame eveiv thing on Satan, do  you?"  "Bless God," was the reply,1 "ain't dat  what he's fer?"���Atlanta "Constitution."  oiis'or infootious disaaso. 2 If physician' tongue." The_ learned author casts a  testifies that tha defendant has, weak } glance'at the"propei number of kisses  lungs ha shall bo found guilty of a misda-   that ought to be bestoved at one time,  and ��. page or two lightly touches the  doubtful subject of "the topogiaphy of  the^To^."   Again, the various Junds of  meanor, and" tha soma penalty shall'be  imposed'aa if he had soma contagious or  infectious disaaso. 3 Any person vio  latmg the provisions of tha first and  second piovisions of this act shall be  deemod guilty of a misdemeanor and  fined not leas than one dollar nor-moie  than^ five dollars for eaoh oilenca." Com  xnenting on this uniquo bill, the New  "Stork "Sua" says- "Di Waro soems to regard kissing as a niflscubno indulgence    _ ^           But kissing loses half its satisfaction if, ��,11 fcre^iad.   Of $uoh tenoi is the book,  not reoipiocated.   As well smack a Pai    ^aahaajs&ve "almost, it v\ould seem, of the  ian statiw'as a lass -who would not kiss  back.'   Tho learned  doofoi   must  know  this,  and   tkeiefoicf lio  will amond   his  bill to cms tho ovoisight    As it stands  now, tha gentle se^ may osculate at v ill  regardless oi hygiene, but man must ic  froin.   Fatheis must not kis3 then elnl  dren  or   lovois - tho*- maidans   of   then  chojoa,  unless  they   aie   fiea  from   the  suspicion of mfoctious oi contagious di->  ease.    We seo Cupid in tears with hi��  arrows j hi oken, > aud  tho  occupation _of  "the amatoi y poets gone." '  off.  Pickwick up to Date.  i       * s"  (Mr. Jingle's Elopement)  'TSiegr"!*  gone,   sir,��� gone   cleaji  aJrl" gaaped tha seivant.       '    '  "WWi gone?" said Mr. Waidle fiercely..    ' .       -       ^  '-TkOsfcar'Jingle and Miss .Rachel���  started off in a motor hired ten minutes  siase, and���"       ,  "Qaickl" shouted Mr. Wardle, "my  car, at once' John, Hany���some of you  ���go and get the petiol! Tom, my respirator aid spectacles this instanf!  Mb. Jcsaph Malins, in the "Prize Be dome along, Pickwick^ we'll'catch 'em in  oitar," says.' "A well-known public man i*63 tha-n no time���out of the way, Win-  was lately assured bv the chauman that H��, out of the way! Ueie we are���jump  .���fcba assembly welcomed him 'with no un T m, Pickwick. Stand clear theie!"  feigned pleasure,' at vvkicih the visitor-) -^ud m less time than it takes to de-  waa so embarrassed as to s'iy," 'I���I'm scribe the event the two intrepid old  ���iwaya glad to be her*���or anywhere gentlemen had started on their chase.  ���fa*.' Tkase at th* recant Birmingham -A.way they went, down tb<> narrow lanes,  ,4cwa����s iaooting,-on tho bill toiiehing thji J��ltnjg in and out of the cart-ruts and  .aeiieaclpaliiiatioa of the tramways, pi'*- , bumping against the , hedges on either  jfckbly ut in asserting that it was tha' sida.  Blunders in Public Speaking.  aasyor who ordaeod aa  intawuptar  to  ,'ait down'and go out I'   He was not as  pehi* &s"a suburban councillor who deli-  faately intimated that an opponent was  '<Joubtlsg3 afflicted with a slight impedi- r  dnaat in hia veracity.'   Mr. Josawh Onam  ibarlainj when Mayor of BinakmJWia, was  Ipaa polite when ha denied tha 'allegation'  of an opponont and lepudiatcd tho 'al ~  ligator'    In our.prftsunce a Glouoester  ,re speaker suggested that tha pend  *    A Dinner at Ilagnevs'.  My friend Van Amheig worries me to  "death sometimes on the subject of food  lie is a ciank. If ho were- a chimpanzee at tho. Zoo, or some equal  ly valuable exotic animal, he could not  be moie fanciful over dietetical matters,  When he hoars of a now foim of break,  fast oats he is not happy till ho tries it,  nor, when he has,tiied it, is he happj  till he lw<? tncd all his fnends with bh��  fcloi'   of  lU'indigestibility.,  Hi's leal discise isJtwo thousand a yeai  and nothing to do. Tie has made a hob  by of his stomach, nnd his hobby has  made him a frank, whole souled and pcr<  feet boie. '     ,  I was sitting over the fire the othei  evening waiting -for dinner and re-read>  ing "Trilby" when Van Ambcrg, who inhabits the rooms below'mine, caanein  ���and told-me to use up and follow him  as he had discovered a positively miraculous cafe, and wanted, to take me there  to dine. To escape a eold leg of mutton  which had haunted me for two evenings,  and which I knew my landlady was at  that moment "laying" only that it might  appear before me in the more fughtful  form of a hash, I took my hat and foi  lowed Van Amberg.  "I will give you'a dinner such as you  have never eaten befoie," said he as we  got  into  a  hansom    '"You   know   the  ��� ^        -������,  . ���    etate of my health and that I'only live  kissasr^thosa "cool and tender,' or ones % on sufferance, so to speak; sugar, with  like ��k$se of Hafiz, whose mistress was out any metaphor, is death to me, and 1  afraid that "his too hot kisses would love itlT I have sometimes thought oi  Iduw hor delicate lips," or those which going into Fuller's and ending my  leaya marks behind, against which Are-' wretched existence m one wild debauch  inhuaa warned Lycas in a letter���''Oh, I always take the other side of Oxfoid  suffar txp young gnl to punt the mark "street when I am passing Buszaid's, foi  iOf A*r teeth on your neck"���theie Me    the place has an attiaction for me which        "'       "   '        I can only liken to the attraction of a  precipice. I can't eat veal, I can't eat  pork, I'can't eat anything I want to eat  I sometiibes pas3 the Cailtdh" with a  pocket full of sovereigns,,but I_no more  dare go in there and dine than "the mar  who sweeps the eiossmg just below; but  at this new place Ilagnevs' I'can eat,  'anything. He is the vuzaid of the kitch  en. 'You wait and see"        , *    4  We dismissed the cab at the Ov-foul  Btreat end of Waidom 6trcet. Wc  walked down <Wardour street < through  Old Compton street and down an alley,  at the door of a dismal looking ^hiul  clas3 restaurant he stopped." "This* as  HasneraV' " -    '   *   * '  '%urely," I said, "you are not going to  dine in a place of ���-this descnption "  Without replying 'lie' enteied, and-1  followed. The place was artanged inside  in tha 'old-fashioned English manner-  loose boxes with a stable in eacji. Van (  Ambarg chose the box neaicst the dooi |  vvhiah was vacant, and up came M. Hag  nevs in person to enquiie what he could  do for U3.~ He was a tall man with long  black hair and piercing black eyes; an  ideal brigand, a man of energy, too, foi  in less than no time oui dinner^ was  sewed.  Ah! w'hfl.t a dinner that was, from the  lobster-red crawfish soup to tihe pale  gTeen curious-tasting ice. What a  dream J >  "A very great violinist is dining' here  to-night," said M. Ilagnevs as he served  us with coffee himself; "no les3 a person  than Herr  r.    You will hear Mm  wneh, as a matter of fact, tlfey are ae> Jf" ^  vouring a'turnip, and if hypnotism oa.it ^,  turn a turnip into a pineapple vvhal  might not hypnotism do for English  cookery? , - f  If it could, even in a dream, turn th��  "tune tho old cow died of" into the mu<l '  sic of the spheres, what ini<riit>it not d^  foi liuglish music /���Henry de Vere Stao   *  poole m London "Outlook." t  A Thackeray Letter.  rt An amusing rhymed letter from Thacb  erny to Miss Kate Peiry and her sister  Mrs Elliot (Jane Perry), is included n(  a set of manuscripts to be sold at Soth��  by's in London this month., It runs a��  follows*  1 "Well, I thought as sure as sure could  be,,should find.a letter from kind J. E  Pray, why doesn't she'wnte to me? l'&  like to know, and if not she, wfliere's hei  'Sister, Miss K P.? One or other is sure*  ly free to send a line to double you t��u  What is the leason' I have often said]  Aie Kate and Jane both ill in bed? Is,  that little slhvenng greyhound dead?  or lias anything possibly happened ta .  Prod? or havo,thcy taken a" friend instead, of that old, fellow they've often  fed (along with Venables, .Clem, and  Sped) with a broken nose and a snowj  head? Tell me, how shall the riddle bi  read?"       ,'. >        '  ���>>  i  j  i~  possibilities of the subject���on paper.  <%  s        '   Its Annual Meeting .      ���  An interesting illustration of corpor-'  ate methods is alloided1by the^recent -  experience of a stockholder in the Stand- /  ard Oil Company, lepoited m Leslie's  Weekly/ Armed with the regular print-'",  ed invitation of the-company to, all of u  its "stockholders to 'attend its annual ��__  meeting, he started for tbe olhce of'the '  Standard Oil Company at Bayonne, N.J.  After  threading  his  way   through  a^ *  labyrinth1 of tanks,'   pipes,    cars    andt  buildings, until he reached  a  common-1 ���  place brick building on the veiy edge of  the f bay,   he   was   told   to   climb   two   ���  flights  of 'stairs on the outside  of the  Btructure/and there, inaden away m^a  loft, without a sign  to indicate its location, the annual meeting of the great  and powerful.Standard Oil Company was<(  being held.    He says"��� "���  "1 found  a    hue looking,'1   courteous,  middle-aged  gentleman,  seated f by  the  i  side of a laige table, upon which were "  piled the pioxies sent in by stockholders    authoiizmg -Messis     Rockefeller, ,  Flaglei   and   others   to  repicsent   them  at the meeting   '1 then discoveied^ that  I was the only stockholder    from" the  outside who was pie^ent.   1 lnquiredaf  an annual report of the earnings of th�� ���  Qompany had   been piesented.    Tho reply was in the negative, the gentleman  immediately stepped  into  an  adjoining  oihee for. confidential consultation with  the cleiks    1 was the subject of a-good ,  deal of scrutiny and was appaiently aa  object-of decided mteiest.J After a time V  my  credentials  wei e accepted, and 1 ven-,.  tured again to ask whethei he-was able P.   _     i  to give mo a statement bearing on the a J  company's business for the year., Oour-   '. J"~  -teous as ever, he declined to say more  than   that  he  must   refer  me   to   Mr.  Dods, the solicitor of the company, at  the New" York office.   I have not been.,  a believer in anti-trust legislation, but  I am changing my mm*."  II  r\K  ><l  ���f  "Is it���is it safe?" mumbled Mr. Pickwick behind his lespnatoi, as he peered  anxiously through 4lns goggles into the  sunounding darkness   ' ?  "Hope so," repl-ed Wardle, fumbling  with tho speed gear. "Wish I understood  this blessed machinery' better, though.  Only had a motoi a week, and���"  A violent cannon against a signpost  cut the remark short. -  .For a while thpie.was silence.   Then  lag proposition 'be postponad to'the fu    ^T\ liolcwick, wioiiad been sniffing nn-  itura���or some other time.' Tho locent  ���ppoiatment by a MidLuid authority oi  'a lady as medical officer brought a pro  teat 'against women becoming, medical  man;' which reminds ono of the conven  'lag of a meeting of 'women of every  [class���regardless of sec or condition.' Su  ,Francis Soott, who conraanded the lata'  ��xp��ditioa in Ashantee, in subsequently  'reviewing his troops, said that, 'if there  easily, broke the Silence once more.  "My   dear  good   friend,"   he  gasped,  "What is this abominable smell?"  "Acetylene," rej'oined Mr. Wardle afc-  ruptly. "Something gone wrong .with  the lamp. Look out, shaip corner here-^  and now we go downhill. Sit tight!"  .. But to comply with this direction was  impossible. Mr. Pickwick was thrown  up and down in his seat like a code,  IS IN LINE  s*ii  i v  (had ta an any fighting there would hav��   **** goggles were jei ked from his nose,  foean  many  absent  faces hero to-day.'   hia cap blown'like a feather'towarda the  -day.'  -Thi* reminds ono of the scantily attended meeting at which we heard the chair.  stean say, T am sorry to see so many absent faces here.'" '  A Pullman to Whitechapel.  There are many stories in circulation  regarding Mr. Albert Chevalier, tha  coster comedian, but the best of all is  an absolutely true one which he himself tells, says "M A. P." He was  ���to use a professional phrase���"working two turns." There was no time  to spare between the engagements.and  "Chivvy" used to run across to Edg-  ware Road station in his war paint,  cut-away coat, bell-bottomed trousers,  pearlies, rakish hat, and red handkerchief included One night he bustled to the booking office, put down  his money and asked for a "first-class  to Hammersmith " Standing close by  was a leal, genuine coster, whose attire was almost as picturesque as that  of the actor. With amazed eyes ho  followed the movements of Chevalier,  admired his "get-up," and was on the  point of striking up an acquaintance  with a seeming "pal" when he heard  Chevalier ask for his ticket. "What ?"  cried the real coster ; "that cove wants  a fuBt-class to 'Ammersmiff ? 'Eie,  matey, give me a Pullman to Whitechapel I"  sky/his whole body converted into ono  tremendous bruise.        ���  '^Ah, we're moving now," cried Mr.  Wardle exultingly���and indeed tlhey were  moving. Pields, hedges and trees seemed  to rush from them with the velocity of  a whirlwind. Suddenly Mr. Pickwick exclaimed with breathless eagerness: "Here  they are I"  Yes, a few hundred yards ahead of  them was a motor, on which the well-  known form of Jingle was plainly discernible. It was traveling quite slowly,  and Mr. Warale increased his speed yet  further with a shout of triumph. "We  have them, Pickwick, wo have them I"  he cried, while tho car flew like a streak  of lightning. And then suddenly���a  foump���a crash���and Mr. Wardle and Mr.  Pickwick found themselves seated in the  middle of'tlie road, which waa shewn  with fragments of their machine. Two  members of the constabulary were coiling up a rope which, stietched acios3  the highway, had pioeuied their downfall. A third pobceman licked his pencil, and produced a notebook.  "Thought our iop" would spoil your  little game Thirty s \cn miles an houi,  I make it Names and addiesses, please?"  Jingle's car had stopped a short way  ahead. "Ta-ta, Pickwick," he shouted,  "good-bye, Wardle���measuicd mile���  scorching a mistake���police waiting ���  twigged 'em dneotly��� slowed down. If  lucky���option of fine���piobably imprisonment. Well, so long!" and restarting  his machine( he disappeared.���"Punch."  play." I heard a fiddle being tuned, and  then from a back room of that disreput  able restaurant came music. Ah! that  was music indeed: music to live for,  music almost to die for.   1   <���  When it ceased my friend arose wear  ily, and, placing the amount of the bill  on the table, turned towards the door  "Come," he said; "let us go."  "Well," I said when we were in tihe alley, "I must compliment you ooi yoiu  discovery."  Van Amiberg laughed. "What have  you had for dinner?" he asked. I enumerated the courses and he laughed  again. Then he said. "You won't be aa  gry if I tell you something?"  "Perhaps not���������go on."  "Well, that dinner was all a| faket al)  those wonderful oourses were simply dry  bread and cold water. Do you think J  could have eaten those things? I at��  them in my imagination whilst my body  ate bread. Ilagnevs is a hypnotist; hii  guests are hypnotized. At his places on��  can eat and drink anything and enjoy It  without harm to oneself���tho fat man  can revel in sugar, the man with indigestion ��m eat poik. Is not that the great-  eat discovery of the age?"  "But ho did nob hypnotise me; he did  not touch me."  "Do    tho   Indian   fakirs   touch   th��  Geo. CChalker Tells What  Dodd's Kidney Pills  did for Him.  Took Him from his Bed, made him  a Weil Man, Able and Witling to  do a Fair Day's Work.  Housey's Rapids, Ont, March 16 ���  (Special )���As every city, town and  village in Canada seems to be giving  its evidence as to the wonderful cures  resulting from Dodd's Kidney Pills;,  there is no reason Housey's Rapids  should not be m line People here  have Kidney troubles just the  as elsewhere, and like others  have used Dodd's    Kidney Pills  been cured. -  On&Aif the most remarkable cures  as that of Geo. C Chalker. He say&.  "I am cured of my Kidney Complaint.  I have no doubt about it in the least  I weigh ten pounds more than I did  fourteen months ago, can do a fair  day's work every day and I am clear   ^u   ^^ of my  old  enemy,  lame back, heavy  crowds they hypno"ti2;e,"'the crowds thai achin�� arms,     dull bloated eyes���yes,  same  they"  and  l!  !  Satan to Blame.  "Lightajsg knotted thj^nwjh jgaaplo  watch them climbing ladders that hang  with no support in the air and stabbing  children in wicker baskets?"  "But the violin playei ?"  "Oh! he is an old fellow Ilagnevs geti  in for eighteenpence and a glass of grog:  he plays the tune the old cow died of,  and undei the spell of hypnotism it becomes the music of the spheres."  As he aiid this he suddenly vanished  tho sticefc collapsed and I woke up in  my aimchoir by the fire just as my land  lady entered the room bearing tlie hash  It was a dream���not the hash, but th<  dinner at Ilagnevs'���and I thmk it wa(  caused partly by "Tnlby," which I had  just been lc-reading, foi when I examini  the name "Ilagnevs" it seems very  much like "Svengali" spelt backwards  It was a dream, but when one think*  over the matter there seems a good deal  ia that dream.  I have seen men mesmerized and mad<  to believe that they are eating pineapph  it is all gone, purged out by   Dodd's  Kidnev Pills.  "No one can reall7C the relief except those who have been through it  all I was so bad I could not work ,  hard, hut was compelled to make a  living My head felt so bad that my '  eyes would seem to float I felt tired  all the tune, my arms felt useless at  times and so very heavy At last I  was laid up and could do no work  "Then I was induced lo try Dodd's  Kidney Pills and you sec the result.  It only took six boxes to cure me  completely "  And Mr Chalker is only one ol  many, in'this neighborhood who charge  their good health up to Dodd's Kidney Pills,  i^-j .  ..">'  _ii^;t^v^��^^^ s^s .���.���,.���.,..  �����  = - -i,'".  ATLIN     B:C.,'r   SATURDAY,    APRIL , i8,     1903.  i:>  0'  {���j  '��  n  %  lit  PS  & ,'  its   *  Iff  IS"  ill  is  �����$!  if  J A  -    '  'i >  - -i  -?  1  i  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Mr. A. S. Cross had the pleasing  intelligence some clays ago that he  has been elevated to the venerable  position of a Grandpa, through the  birth of a son and heir to Mr. and  Mrs. Dalto'n Rorkc, of Atlin, but  who are now sojourning in Vancouver. _, . ���  The new tariff of the \V. P. & Y.  Co. has been completed,' but the  terms will not be made public for  some days.  For the first  time  in the history  of the Noith  has whisky been sold  for "a, bit"   a   diink,  yet such,is  the   means   adopted  by Mr. Ii. P.  Queen, of the Leland Hotel, to sell  out his large stock of "wet goods."  -   ' FOUND ��� A Lady's Fur Boa.  'Owner can  have same by pioving  > property*:-and  paying   for  this advertisement. 7���Apply at The Claim  Office.-   , -  A Mass Meetiug has been called  by Mr. W. B. Comoy, to, be held  at the Nugget Hall, tonight,    ..  Tom , Kirkiand,   who   has been  spending   the   winter with  his relatives .in  the   East, returned last  1   Friday,   accompanied   by   F. Mc-  "_ Giuuis, late of the B. Y. N. Co.  Sixty-five cents per  pair Ladies'  Miss.es'   and   Boys'   Rubbers'   at  * Blackett & Co.'s  Dr. Carroll of Vancouver has ap-  '   plied   to   the   Government   for  a  water concession in Atlin.  ^ Fresh stock of Imported and Domestic Cigars at C, R. 'Bourne's. ,  Invitations weie received -this  week for the wedding of Mr. N. C.  Wheeling,' which took place on  Saturday - last. ' -Mr.' and Mrs.  Wheeling will return to Atliii early  next month. .    ,  Oranges, Lemons and Apples���  McDonald's Grocery.  We regret to learn that Messrs.  Blackett & Co. have decided to  close out their business, just on the  eve of prosperous times. The public, however, will derive the benefit  of this decision, and we would call  special attention to" their add appearing in these columns, for there  will be bargains which are worth  taking advantage'of.  The first of the season's crop of  oranges at E. L- Pillman & Co.'s.  M. R. Jamieson, of the Nugget  Hotel, Discovery, has returned  from New South Wales, and is in  Victoria, en route to Atlin.  Famous Moo-iehead Brand, Oil  tan Shoe Packs, just arrived at  Blackett & Co.'s.  We regret to announce the sudden death of Mr. C. H. DeWitt,  which occurred at the Parker Hospital, New York, on Tuesday last.  Mr. DeWitt leaves a widow and a  large family to mourn him. The  sympathy of this community goes  out to them in their heavy bereavement.  There is more solid comfort in a  cup of Blue Ribbon Tea than iu a  gallon of most beverages.  New Stock of Garden and Flower Seeds at C. R. Bourne's.  Captain Lawrence, of the Scotia,  was in town this week on business  connected with the White Pass  Company.  For a good square, meal go to  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant.  The Rev. Father J. ,M. McGuck-  ii', O.M.I., D.D.', a pioneer of the  Piovince, and parish -priest of the  Catholic Chinch of , Vancouver,  died suddenly on the 6th'hist in  that city. ,        ' j   <~  Dave Hastie took over the Grand  Hotel yesterday. Jie will give the  business his personal attention in  every way, and his talents as a  hotel-man are so well known that  "further comment is unnecessaiy."  Full line of Wall Paper at E. L.  Pillman & Co.'s '   '\  The miueis of the district should  very carefully consider their position befoie they decide against the  Mining Association. ��������� > ., -   ,  George Fiuclloy has taken over  Hinchcliffe's Hotel;at .Taku. Mi.  and Mrs. HinchclifTe will be associ-  ated with Ed. Sands invthe Pine  Tree Hotel, Discovery.    >  Men, get to work.���Overalls and  boots you can get from Fraser & Co.  Over 'iso hydraulic leases have  been cancelled this week in the  district.���A good time for a " foot  race." -      '   .,,'_;-  1 1  Blue  Ribbon Coffee as absolutely  , 1  pure.���It,is sold in all the stores'in  Atlin ' ,-.'.-.,  Spring Cleaning-^Get 'ypunWall  Paper aud House Lining from J. A.  Fraser & Co.  Let   your   Light so���shine.���Use  Eocene Co��l ,Oil.  Donald's Grocery  -    .     A New. Hotel..  CI  We  are ' jgoing - out  of -Business.   " Our,  1 ��� '   "Stock   niust , be , sold  by' .the- opening,  of .navigation..   ��� We " have   a  ,. large'  line    of     Men's'    'Furnishing  Goods,- including, ,'  -j  ,'   MEN'S, UNDERWEAR,  ,'     ��� .FEDORA   HATS .-/''STETSON  FINE-   SHOES, -in different weights,  GOODS,     ; BLANKETS,    '    Etc.,  All of which  can be- bought below, cost.  BON'T   OVERLOOK  THIS  ^ ' ,'   '      ' -.     '��� '  Come,and look  around.   ,,   You will surely see something  ��� ��� ,     you need and on which you', will'save-money,"  ' '  .��� ��� 'BLACKETT.":& .CO. ,.  OVERSHIRTS,  HATS;  DRY  '   Etc.,  Russell   Hot el,  DIXON  BROTHERS,  ���   ��*�����   Proprietors  1 ' , 1 - '    . V  -     "     Pool   &'' Billiards; ' Free.   /, l   ''  Freighting and Teaming., ,    ��j**\-   Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  For^sale at Mc-  < The vvoJk of re-inodelling- tlie  Gold - Pan Inn, at Discovery, is  about to be commenced for the new  owner, Mr. W. A. "Anderson, late  of 'Caribou. The improvements  contemplated will make of the Balmoral��� by. which name it will  henceforth be known���a first class,  up-to-date hotel. Mr. Anderson is  one of the pioneers of the district,  and is well known and highly respected by the community.^ By  strict 'attention to business he is  sure to get , his, full share of the  trade. , .���  Uancouv e r Sen e r a I $ t ore,  ftv  Dealefs; in - Provisions,   Dry Goods-  Etc.",  ^ -   A.   S.   Cross   &   Co. >>  DRINK THE BEST  "NAB OB;T E A,  99  In Lead Packets ol yz-ii> and i-lb each. ' ,    . >  . For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &  Co..' Wholesale Grocers,-Vancouver, B.C  A Booo to the Thirsty!  Brinks,   2  for   a  Quarter.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest temperature recorded  for the week ending 17th inst, is  as follows :  April ix . 15 above  ,12 28      ,  .13 ���        ,23-    .  ��  H , ��� 9- - ,  ,15        _        *      * 22      ,  ,16        "        . 28   ' ,  ,  17 '��� 12      ,  J^r  Commencing*Monday, April  20th, I will  cut prices 011 all,my goods at  the   LELAND    HOTEL/       I  have "a large stock of First Cass  Goods and intend to dispose of them at Cost.        This is-strictly a  Closing Out Sale:       Goods must be disposed ,of by July ist.  Hotel Building for Sale���No Reasonable Offer Refused.   ���  -   ' . , E. P. Queen,   ,  A BUGBEAR.  Continued from page 1.  tion at all, it can be readily presumed that it will not be pas��ed in  its entirety, but that the last clause,  which practically annuls all the  good of the first part of the section,  will'be withdrawn or at least modified to exclude all other than the  alluvial rights.  The miners of Atlin may depend  upon it that  those representatives  who are< remodelling   the   mining  laws, will permit no such pernicious  I sections a3 the above to pass.  Hydraulic   Plant  FOR   SALE���AT A   BARGAIN���  A complete hydraulic < plant, consisting of:  260 ft., 18 in. steel pipe  684   ,    14 ,  821   ,    liyi       ,  600  ',    10 ,        ,  1 reducer, 22 to 18 inch  1      do       18 to 14 inch  1      do       nj^ to 10 inch  1 18-inch elbow  1 14-inch     ,  1 nj^-in.    ,  2 6-inch monitors  1 n-inch water gate,  Etc., Etc.  The plant has been in use, but is  guaranteed ia first class condition.  For terms, etc., F.O.B. cars, call  or write this Office.  Northern Lumber Go.  Prices >for the^Season 190S.'  "v'Rbiugh,'"up to 8 inches, $35.  .Ci   do       do     10      ,,        40.  do       do     12      ,,     "45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  i Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAIL1NGS-  The following Sailings are announced for the month of March,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or ou  arrival of the train :  Princess May, April, 7, 17 & 27  For further information,  apply or  write to   H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway, Alaska.  *   U  n  i  31  -41  is  1  m  s*3  skVf  **-  - lit  m . 1111.1U niLuuM UM�� HMMlJlMUIMlUUIiSmjmjU^'jj

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