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The Atlin Claim 1903-04-11

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 t    I /     ,  ��  P'"l  ���Pi":,  .r���"i" ���> *? >'*  &!<wir <" -��n  'S&S.-  -     ,1  -'   ,;#:  ' f  "' St  ' '' ^��  1 " f <    ' IfJ  .   .' i        w  DELEGATES REPORT.  Members of the B.C. Miners'  ! "    Association  Hold a   Meeting-  and Receive the  '    Delegates'  Reports ��� What  the Association is Doing:.  Local opinions seem to differ very  - y widely as  to the .benefits  accrued  1 : or to accrue from 'the  Provincial  Miners'     Association.       This   is  gathered  from  the expressions of  opinion at the meeting held at Discovery on Wednesday evening last.  The   meeting   was called* for the  purpose of hearing the reports of  J  Messrs. Pearse and Dockrill, two of  Atlin's delegates, recently returned  .    from Victoria.    After much desul-  . tory talk, the reports were received.  ,   Mr. Dockrill's report was ^confined  to the  resolutions  adopted,  by the  "��Convention - concerning   proposed  ammetidments  to the Placer'Act,  while"Mr.'Pearse gave a/wellde-  livered.accouut of the proceedings  .   of the Convention;       ~'  ~l>      < ���.  \     ' A meeting was arraugedJfor next  -Tuesday evening/ at( the i Nugget  ;   Hall, for .the 'purpose of discussing  . * the, ad visibility ^~uf fohniffg "a'permanent local  branch  of the. B. C.  Miners' Association. <- .*   '  Copies of the Constitution and  By-laws of the Association are now  available for distribution. These  we have carefully perused and have  no hesitancy in recommending..  That there is nothing small or  narrow about the Association may  be gathered from the following extract from a letter addressed to the  Secretary of State at Ottawa, by {he  Secretary: , p  " Among the objects the Association has in view are: (r) The establishment of a bureau t for the  gathering and distribution'' of reliable information of the'mineral  " deposits of the Province; (2) Geological and mineralogical surveys  "��� of all mineral-bearing sections of  the Province ; and (3) Acting only  upon reliable information, to point  - out to prospectors, miners and capitalists tlie most likely fields for  investment of labor and money and  so put an end as far as possible to  the exploitation of worthless locations at the expense of the investing public.  "The importance of mining development in British Columbia,  viewed solely from its effect upon  Federal revenue,'suggested to the  Executive Committee of the Association that the Dominion Government should b�� asked to aid this  worthy enterprise by a vote of public money, and we venture to respectfully request that the sum of  $35,000 he placed in the estimates  for 1903-4 for the advancement of  the great objects'we have in view."  Almost Prohibitive.     ���  Sir Wilfred'Laurier last week in-,  troduced a bill to increase the poll-  tax on Chinese from $100 to $500.  This is in accordance with a pro-"  mise lately secured  from the Government   by  Senator, Templeman  and  House  members >fiom British  Columbia.' ' '  1  " The,Governmens is taking this"  action," said the Pi'emier, " to meet  the demands  from   British Colum  bia.- That is the only part ofCan-  ada that has been effected'by Chinese immigration, and it is 'for the  ���Western Province especially that  action <n> luvv being taken by the  Government.' The Japanese q 11 es;  lion, so< far asuhe Government is  concerned, lias been settled by the  piohibitioh imposed by the Japau-  ese^Government to emigration1 to  tlie'Doniinion of Canada." ' ���  The Season*  Prolonged Cold Weather Interferes With the Season's Pre-  ' * liminary Operations ��� Good ,Times Ahead. ^ '<  The  veiy "unsettled  weather  of  the last three weeks has considerably affected the progress of preliminary development toward the  coming summer's work thiotighoui  the district.    '      , , v /.'.'���  The ."'wintei diggings " on most  of the .creeks 'aie being0' discon-  tinuedw to allow the necessary  arrangements to,. be made preparatory to the, coming season's work!  Sluicing out? of the winter dumps  will be b/s'^u'n within the course of  the^^J.';-three weeks, ^aud it is satisfactory to learn that'' the' 'output  of gold- for/ the winter's work will  be very, greatly in excess of any  previous season. To give an approximate figuie would be too  much guess work, so1 that we leave  that to final returns, sufficient to*  say that all of the operators express  satisfaction as to the result of their  work.      ���-  Of the preliminary arrangements  by the various hydraulic companies  we learn   that   great progress has  been  made  by  the  Atlin  Mining  Co., on McKee.    Over twenty men  are being employed.    A new flume  line,   having   a   higher  elevation  than the old one, has been cleared  and   graded,   and  as soon as the  lumber   has   been .hauled   to the  ground,   the   construction   of the  flume will be rushed to completion.  1 It is the intention of the management of this company to work two  separate pits  this season, in order  that time may not be lost as hitherto   in   having to shut down while  the     pit   was     being* cleared   of  boulders.    The two pits will be far  enough apart to peimit of blasting  in the one without   danger to the  men  working in the othei.    The  new   arrangement  of    the   water  makes   ample   provision  for thus  facilitating the work of the mine.  It is with satisfaction we learn  of the excellent prospects in store  for this company's operations this  season. Mr. Fetherstonhaugh has  had men running a prospect drift  into the south bench of the creek,  with the result that these men are  now wheeling out and sluicing  gravel that is yielding two ounces  a day to the  man.    This, ground  is just""! 11 ^front of where the company will begin opeia'tions.   ���     "  The Societie.Miniere,* on Boulder  creek, have -suspended drifting operations'/or the season on their property, ind will'now begin 'preparatory work l for the , summer's hy-  drauliciifg. The past season lias  P_rovedj'a)most profitable one, and  hfs r shown* conclusively that the  &r��u��^ JVcapableqf yielding big  y*S"lt3;^ Accordi"g to last year's  f record* 'the  bedrock 'yield, of the  company^ ground  was $25.15 per  square yard, or an average of $1.75  per^Wc . y$rd_ for  the--40'feet in  .depth of the gravel..,.. A new flume  will be builtjhi-s _season7-6ver the  oldone,_at a'steeper grade, 'in order  to  - facilitate     rutining    off    the  heavy o\er;burden, leaving the old  flume for the 'handling of the lower  strata of pay.    The new flume will  be floored with steel rails so'as to  withstand the wear and tear of the  heavy   boulders   which mitst pass  through   it.    It   is 'expected that  this flume will be of sufficient capacity to carry off the high water,  during   flood,   and    prevent    the  workings from being damaged by  tailings as has heretofore been the  case.    Everything "points to a successful season.  It is expected that installation  work on the property of the Otter  Creek Hydraulic Company  will he cpmeiaciiced immediately aftei Mr. Brownlee's arrival,  in about ten days. By that time  the snow will be beginning to go.  and the flumes and pipes may be  placed in position.  This company is in the exceptionally fortunate position that, as  soon as the work of installation is  completed, it can begin its piping'  on proved, paying ground. It is  the expectation of the management  that actual hydraulic work will be  started by June 15th at the latest.  J. F. Desks, manager of the  Eastern Group, has already started  preliminary work on his ground,  and, as soun as the snow goes, will  complete the ditch commenced last  fall. '  The New Ferry, Steataer,  The new C.P.N,   ferry  steamer,  .Princess  Victoria, which   is to ply  between   Vancouver  and Victoria,  arrived  at the  foime: port  on tht/ *,  2Sth ulto, fiom Newcastle-on-Tjiie. *  She made a record for,��.speed, com*  pleting the trip in-54 days, 6 hours   "  actual 'running time. *' <-v-   *  .The ..Princess Victoria is a twin-  screw  steamer of'the following dimensions':    Length,    between per-     >"  pendiculars,   300  feet;   beam,,ex- \  treme, 40 ft>6,inches;   and  depth/"' "  moulded; 18 ft 6 inches. ,' She^wiK .    l  accommodate   a -large, nutubei  0/ ' ' ���  passengers,.'   On   the. upper deck;,  aft,as a larg�� deck-house, contain- '" '  iug the  dining saloon,   which ���ha��  accommodation Yor  90 saloon passengers.   'On the hurricane deck is .  placed a  large,  house   almost   the       "  whole  width  of, the vessel, at the  sides of wliich are ,the' staterooms   ���"  for the saloon^passengers1.;  Her engines'- are ?triple expansion and ar�� .    -  capable of developing   5500   h.p.  "'  ShePwas built by Swaif& Hunter,, "   -  ofNewcastle-on-Tyne^       t .    '  *v,; -.I  ,j  ">'  ', ���<-��� ' *   vp'j   -i:k  <     " P  To Be Buried in Scotland/  1 p  s  At a\conference   at   the'British  Embassy ^in - Paris ���flast week1 be- P  tweeh the 'officials'1" and' representa-"  tives of' the^ family of' the "late. Ma-^  jor"Ge_;"Sir PHeotoY" Moodoaial^''  who,committed, suicide 01^ the,35fih,  ulto, a statement was issued that  the   body , would ' be" 'removed t��  Scotland, < for  interment -in    .the '  family buying ground.   "   ,    '  Few deaths have caused greater-  regret, among ail classes of ^aicx.  than tfeat of Hector Macdonald,  One'of the finest types of the Highland- soldier, he was admired by '  both men and officers of ithe arany,  and was the pride of the Highland  regiments and of his uativecountry,.  To Float the Islander.  An attempt will be iiiade this  summei to raise the Islander. The  English Marine Insurance Co., it  is said, will finance the-expedition.  Capt. Henry French definitely  located the Islander last fall, butf.  owing to the laiene&siof the season  he was unable to ido anything else..  She is 'lying under T56 feetof wat^r  three miles south-west of Juneau.  Work Resumed.  2Cew and   fresh   goods arriving  every week for A. S. Cios3 __ Co.  Work was resumed at the Fernie  coal mines last ���weelc, much to the  satisfaction of the Kootenay and  Boundary-smelter managers, who,,  had the strike continued longer,  would have been compelled to close  down for want of fuel.  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LINCOLN MOORE   ',  Pastor Riversiilo B.ipfcist  Church,  Now York City. '  Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ���  -tomans, i., I.  It is said that no one can look upon  Khe' matchless statue of the Apollo  Belvldere without instinctively diavving  up himself. Such is the influence of  perfection in the realm of art. A beautiful character has precisely the same  influence in the realm of morals.  No one can read the biography of  Taul, the master Christian, and carc-  fally study his character', without feeling a conscious moral uplift, expansion and inspiration. Survey him first  Mtcllectunlly. Paul was naturally endowed with the highest order of lntel-  Soci;" HisPnatural" endowments were  developed and strengthened by study,  and his mind was enriched by pio-  fennd learning, drawn from every realm  erf thought.  His was a comprehensive mind and  a* expressive mind. Despite his modest disclaimer of eloquence, Paul possessed the rarest oratorical gifts, a  vivid imagination, a brilliant invention,  ' .fervor and depth of feeling,. presence  - ���i'nm-, readiness and exactness of ob-  aerratto- and command of language.  Hit _r��t* recorded sermon is a model  ���f analytical and rhetorical skill. In  kis defence before Agrippa Paul shows  Ms woaderful power of adaptation His  sudds* transitions prove his mastery  ���f the(rtietorican's art.  His was a homiletical mind. Paul  Made kis sermons definite, practical,  fervid. His sermons possess unity, order, movement, point. Nothing was  admitted except on business-    He al-  ' ways adapted himself to the occasion,  tke ck-e-mstances and ,to his audience.  Too ��any preachers lack fervor, adaptation and knovledge of men. They  arc mouldy pedants, useless book  worms, unfitted to dwell witk living,  aspiring working men.  The heart lies  at  the root    of all  ' eloquence. The great defect in the  modem pulpitis want of heart. Many  able and scholarly preachers do not  touch the sensibilities and kindle emotion. Their formal discourses, dried  preparations joined together by arbitrary ligaments, arc as meagre and  lifeless as a skeleton articulated with  kon wires. Enamored of the truth,  impelled by a mighty motive, swayed  _y a ereat, loving heart, Paul's sermons were expressions of what he  himself was. What his luminous mind  saw his warm heart felt and his eloquent tips expressed. Every sentence  oomes to us laden with heart power  _a_ burning  eloquence.  His was a theological mind. Paul s  opistlM when arranged in chronological  order show that his mind was ever  getting a profounder grasp of truth.  Be is pre-eminently the thinker of  Christianity; as a theologian he is unsurpassed and unsurpassa le. Like the  sun in the heavens, he stands without  a rival. For nineteen centuries he has  juled in the realm of theology, appearing in every ecclesiastical # council,  entering every theological discussion  and settling all doctrinal disputes. In  hrief, Paul was an intellectual giant,  a.theological genius. "He has beggared the past and bankrupted the future."  And" bow survey Paul morally.    He _  strode the eartl) lifc-.a moral Colos- ���  qus, rebuking ruler-, ignoring arniies, t  shaking   thrones,   liberating   nations, '  upbuilding the king 'pin jtf God.    Hot  its intellectual power, hot his oratoff- j  -%al P*ff.$r, hut his, moral power gave, J  him Stfefrema'cy.    1-us eharacter  gave ,  vfojecnle fe_rce to. his words.   He -Was  SeTPsacrificing.    Paul  gladly  ga\e  up  his     Jewish     preferences   and   privi-  -   leges,      cheerfully      sacrificing        all  hope of worldly honor and    political  prcfermcnt.IJe wilihgly endured bonds  and imprisonments, perils on land and  sea, for Christ burned at the glowing  centre of his  heart,  and no  sacrifice  which he  might  r--ike could possibly  express his gratitude for the great salvation. , '  Paul was conscientious. Even before  his conversion he reverenced 1 is conscience as king. After his conversion  he was governed invariably by the  t/ime principle. He did always and only  that which his conscience approved as  right.    He e.\erciscd  himself to have  ' always a conscience void of offence toward God and toward man. He was  courageous. Everywhere he lived the  focro. Paul was ever valiant for the  fruth. He never attempted to purchase  snfctv by a nolicy of trimming or recantation. The chains of imprisonment,  the stripes of t'.ic scourge, the agony  of martyrdom could not move him.  Paul was a man of prayer. Everywhere, always, he exercised the gracious ministry of prayer. With a chain  on either arm, he was still a stupend-  ous agency for good. His devout  heart was like a great galvanic battery; it enabled hi n, despite all hindrances, to communicate with distant  friends in Palestine or Italy, in Greece  or Asia Minor, and influence their  destii Pa. A man of prayer^ is always  a man of power. Prayer .is the secret of his successful life. Paul's moral  character rises before us in all its  peerless beauty. Surely the Master's  beauty k�� reflected in His servant, and ,  -com the servant we turn ad  rlngly to '  .. Master, all rac'iant with celestial  'bc.it,t>  Prom this study nf Paul's life le^rn  a lesson of divine inspiration. While  the apostle in the loftier attribu'es of  his character greatly transcends us  am! we despair of reaching the< lofty  altitude which he attained, yet in his  weaker m icnts he confessed failure,  and this brings him very near to us  and we are encouiacred to persevere  in our efforts after Cliristlikeness. Let  God's, grace work fieely in our hearts  Divine grace is a sculptor working out  in us a grand ideal The real greatness  of a man begins when God marches  into his being-   Behold what Paul was  when grace found him ! Behold hun  under the developments of grace ! No  sculptoi ever made more out of the  blo<_k of marble, even when he wrought  it into the moat superb of angelic  , forms, than divine giace made out of  Saul,  the  persecutor.  The artist with .inward sight  Saw in  the  hard,  rough  stone  The loveliest statue that sun shone on.  *        *        *    ,   #       *  But the blows were hard and fast  That brought from  the marble    that  work at last.  So I think that human lives  Must bear God's'chisel keen,  If the spirit yearns and strives  For the better life unseen;  For men are only blocks at best,   .  Till the chiseling bungs out .all  the  rest.  ^ 'A Valuable Plant. J ,  This, from The New Toik Tribune,  would, no doubt, if it met his eye, involve Mr. Chanuberlain is a fierce meats!  struggle as to whether he should go on  ���*ith his South African tour, or depart  immediately for Philadelphia :  ' The flower pot was like a toy. The  moss in it would not have made a tea-  spoonful." Out of the moss two tiny  leaves, each less tkan^a half-inch long,  peeped. ''Tiey were vaiiegated leaves;  their right halve* were green and their  left halves white. /Pot, earth, leaves and  all, this plant would have slipped easily  into * man's waistcoat pocket. And yet  $10,000 had been offered foi it.' It did  Dot weigh an ounce. , There was nothing "to it but two tiny leaves upom a  stem less than an inch, long. Yet it  was'worth $10,000. It was an orchid in  the collection of Mrs. George B. Wilson  of Philadelphia. Mis. Wilson's orchids  are said to be tho finest in America;  soma say the finest in the world. Tho  little plant was a'cross botwoea a Cat-  tleya aurea and �� Cattleya labiata.^ It  ���was two years old, and it would be  five years more before it would begin to  bloom. ;But it was the only orchid in  ' the world with leaves half green and  half white, and therefore Sanders, the  English collector, seeing it in November,  said:  "I will give you $10,000 for it." '  ,   But JfrsP Wilson's gardener , replied,:  "Wo ��uy all we caa, but wo never  ���ell."  An, unknown *_emy~soma years/ago  entered o���� 6f Mrs. Wilson's pre*��-  bouscs by aight and poisoaed a haU-  dozea ���* her���mo9t valuable plants. The  plants siokened, and in a few days died.  They wsre cattleyas, and their valuo  exceeded $18,000. To discover tho causa  of their mysterious death they vrero  submitted to a chemist for analysis. Ha  found thorn permeated with & violent  poison. The drug, he decided, had bee-  sprayed on their aerial roots, and they  had absorbed it quickly. The police ol  tho city wero informed, and a number  of detectives tried to find the poisoner,  directing their attention mainly to the  professional rivals of tho gardener, Peri^  cat. They had no success, however, andt  the murderer of tho flowers is still at  large. Sineo -that fatality tho Wilson  greenhouses have all been protected  with an" elaborate system ol safety;  looks.     '     - ' .   Russia in Manchuria.  Russia is developing-her interests in  Manchuria dospito the protosts of tho  powers. Manohuria may yet prove _  bone of bitter"contention r ,.,  ' Armenia also threatens to disturb  the peaoe of the world, Turkey being  either unwilling or unable to carry out  certain reforms in that oountry demanded by the powers.  Will Europe allow the United State-  to construct tho Panama Canal ? I*  ���would bo no surprise to those versed ib  international, politics to sea a European  protest raised against fcho building o��  the canal, which will afford the United  States nivv.y vast advantages in tho Atlantic aH Paoific, and render her more  aggrcssivoly determined to uphold tho  Monroe doctrine.  In almost, every ,part of the world  British interests are conflicting with  those of some other power. The least  alarmist authorities admit that trouble  may occur any day. Is England ready!  Mr. Spenser Wilkinson, in a book jusk  published; "The Great Alternative," answers this question in the following  words:���  "England for me ��� v years past has  been irresolute, aim '33, umjorerned, and  unled. She hus forgotten the root from  fwhich sho sprung, the purpose of her  being. It may be Unit she ennnot bo  aroused; that the ����oll of the delusions  which have caused lu.'r to close her oveg  and ignore the world cannot ho broken.  In that caso tho end of her groatncs�� is  at hand. The other nations are watching her. If c' i-'ii'iiiuo.s the course ol  timidity aw aiirroiidci', Clio owioaeli-  uicnls on hor empire and on her work  will bo renewed and increased, u.itil  ���one day sho will be confronted by a  league of armed nations.  "Thoso are not empty fears, the phantoms of imagination. They are but ( to  translation into English policy of the  questions which disturb Europe."  Lady Minto as Skater. ,  Lady Minto sets an admirable example  by her article in January numbci of tho  "Uadirunton Magazine" on tlie subject ot  skating, though it hus long been the custom of Canadians to fro\vn down descriptions of the outdooi sports which the  snow and ice give to Canada dunng tho  winter mnths. ,  The editor of the magazine lightly acclaims Lady Minto as "m.utei" of the  art of skating. Years ago in London  society she established a repute in this  respect. Now she finds h-iteli in. Can-  sddjOand she realizes that a1!bough the  skating rinks of the West Cnd are better than nothing, it is to such a land as  Canada, ,with lto open-air Ekating, that  tho skater must go for tiue enjoyment.  For weeks together in Canada cleai,  frosty weather pievails, and the skater  need feel no anxiety, le.it an untimely  thaw should come and mar His pleasure.  Nothing, as Lady Minto says, can1 surpass, the beauty of a typical Canadian  winter's day.  - ,   ,  ' "The tall, dark fir trees stand up  grandly against the intense blue of the  sky, the sun turns the 6iioVry landaoipt  into myriads of sparkling dumonds, and  tho ole*r, still atmosphere is almost awe-  inspiring, so pure and spotless does Nature seem. Surely no prettier soeaa cam  be imagined���the ice alive with the skaters in tueir pioturesque costumes, swaying  in perfect unison to the seductive miuii  of the waits, or with theh partners following an intrepid couple who lead than  round through the fantastic and bewildering mases of a,march, skated oa  sauoh tho same lines as a musical ride,  whila many shouts < of merriment rand  tho air, and the falling away of the less  experienced skaters betrays tho diiliculty  ���f tracking the serpentine courso of thi  leaders. Imagine the same, but instead  of the brilliant rays of the sun, the silvery light of the moon throwing dark,  mysterious shadows on.all around as t_��  skaters, each holding > a blazing i torch,  dash to and fro over the glassy surface,  sending a weird, fantaatie glow aa thiy  Ait through the dim, -uncertain light.  With these surroundings, who earn keif  boiag an enthusiastT"  ' In this matter of skating Govern nasi  House leads tho way; it possesseo two  ���jpen-air rinks.' No Canadian city is eon  ndored complete without a covered rink,  and even a mushroom town' of thre��  years'i growth, such as Rosa-tad, in Bri  fcish Columbia, can boast of a splendid  building where many may seek relaxa  tion and ex' i cise during tho inevitabl��  trials and excitement of a miner's exist  enoe. For another word picture wo'quoti  tho followi-g:  "Sometimes at the ��� beginning of th<  winter, beforo the snow has covered the  earth with pall of tspotless white, 'a so  vera'frost turns these mighty Can_diai  rivers and lakes into silent fields of crys  tal ice; then the skaters eon enjoy thi  supremo pleasure of gliding for miles oi  ite clear surfaoo, each bend of the rivei  unfolding fresh scenes on which to feaai  their ayes, and aa evening approaches thi  glow of the setting sun illuminates thi  whole landscape with'* sef^Vosy hue  and the crimson ball of fire sinks be-ini  ' the pale horizon, leaving tho vast, whifa  , expanse in_soft, gray twilight. ���%. man  enchanting speotaclft is scarcely oonceiv  able."        '" -   " -.     L. t  When a wind springs up it is poasiUi  to sail before it at the rata of 30 mila  an hour. There is also, of oourse, hockej  , on the ice, and we can believs Lady Min  to when she says that "it is a beautifu  eight to sea what absolute'mastery thj  players have over the blades, the light  ning speed with which they stop, turn  jump, of resume their course, performing  feats of skill and endurance with suol  easy assurance that the speotator cannot  fail to follow each movement' of tihi  game, with admiration ,and interest.'  And no wonder the Canadian manages t<  reach this remarkable ' proficiency, f oi  "the Canadian boy can skate as soon at  ho can walk; it matters nothing to him  if he skates on ice or snow on the froze*  sidewalk or road; it becomes second na  ture; his balance is perfect and his con  fidenco complete." Some excellent'pho  tographs illustrate the 'article, 'and ii  thorn Lady Minto herself figures with al1  her aocuatomed grace and proficiency..  PARKER CURE IS    p   '  ONLY- ONE-OF MANY  j , '���  '    , -��<, from a postmaster,  a man who   un-  r-,  .   ,    ,      t-.. *T A   i -   i , doubtecUy knows what he is    talking  Bright s   Disease   Invariably aboutj and there>s no unCcrtain sound  Vanquished by Dodd's aW what he says-  1 Kidney Pills  Great Kidney Remedy  Conquered  Reliable   Men  Tell   of, Vic  torics Over the Dread  , ��� ' Disease >  (From Mail and Empne )  So gieat has been the interest  in  Bragg���I was knocked senseless by -  cricket ball two years ago.  Tho boy in the corner���When docs yer  expeck ter got over it l-r-GlaBgow  Krening Times.  c  Ii�� Montt���A spider has eight eyes.'  La Moyne���Whew ! What could be  any worse than a spider with styes f  La Montt���Why, a centipede with  chilblains, of oourse.���Chicago News.,  Charles 3jever's Irishman. '  Whence, says London Outlook, did  Charles Lever get his rollicking Irishman T ' Professor Oman in his preface  to the reissue of William Grattan's  "Adventures With the Oonnaught  Hangers" discloses the secret. It was  clearly, ho avows, from tho doinestio annals, of tlie old 88th Foot in Peninsular  days that Lever drew the greater part  of tho good stories which made the for-  tuno of "Charlca O'Malley." Many of  the characters in that romance appear  in tho flesh in Urattan's reminiscences.  .Notably :���  "The eccentric surgeon, Maurice Quill,  whoso fame was- so great throughout  tbo British army that the novelist did  not even take the trouble to change his  name. His colleague, Dr. O'Reilly, was  almost as great an original. Many of  tho humors of Micky Kree seem to bo  drawn from the doings of' Grattan's  servant, Dan Carsons."  "Comparing the 'real thing,'", Mr.  Oman goce on, "with tho work of fiction, one is driven to conclude that  much of what was regarded as rollicking  invention on Lever's part was only a  photographic reproduction of anecdotes  that he had heard from old soldiers ot  the Con-aught Rangers."  j -   P CIIAS/ INGRAM CURED.  I "'.'.'Here's one from^a'Toronto   man,  Charles. Ingram,  58/Humbert   street.  Other   Cases   in   -Which'  the   Ifo,8,a"/stonemason��juid   well   know-'  J'        "����� among the working men in the build-  "mg trade.* See what he* says:    'Far  ten years I have been troubled    with  , the first stages of fright's    Diseasa.  I tried several other medicines,    but  could not get cured.   A friend of mine*  itold me to try Dodd's Kidney   Pills.  Jl have, used four boxes, and am   now -  'cured1 of the first stages'of pains.'  'G-.' H. KENT'CURED."   '"  '"I could go on showing you similar  , letters most of the afternoon.     But  VI]11 just give you; one more���that    ot -  .������ D   _-. ^ jj_  Kent,"of 408 Gilmour    street,  Toronto over the cure of Bright's Ottawa. .His was a remarkable case,  Disease 'reported fiom'Shebcnacadie, indeed, so remarkable that wc after-  Nova Scotia, that a reporter jcstei-j wards, got, him'to make his staW-  , -,   ,4,    ,    h    rr.���    n\    ii,n. nwmt;    under    oath before a    notary,  day visited the head  office    of    tho;'pul)ilc   ��� .,.."-���',  Dodd's    Medicine ,   Co.,     62     Yonge j, ,��Mr'  Kent is a'printer in the   cm-,1  street   Toronto,    to    ascertain    the  ploy ��of,the American Bank Note Oonv  views of the management    concerning panyi     Hto-Buffered \ot four montto f  & r o Bright's Disease, and had actm-  the caso.  -He found the management rcachcd the stage when the doe-  satisfied, but by no means surprised. -tors declared hc could not live tiU tb*  "No,"'was'the answer to the    ic-''ncxt  morning.    While  the sorrowing,?  porter's question.  "Wc arc not   sur-' wife' waited by his bedside watching  1 4 ,, ��� i   for the encPher eye chanced to.   fatt  prised that the pubhc^ generally, f are on an a(lvcrtisemcnt which said ,tha��  at length being forced to the conclu- d0(i,\��s    Kidney -"Pills    would'   c_ro   ,  sion  that Dodd's Kidney Pills    will  Bright's Disease..  ''*  i    ,'      I I ' \.\  cure    Bright's   Disease.      We    have     "As a drowning man'grasps' at s a. -  known it for a long    time ourselves   straw, ,so   this   despairing    wom__  Known ix ior a ioi _ , d    t tMs ]ast chancc to    saTB  The Parker euro is only one~of many s, ��huBband>s Wo   A messenger was  of which wc can furnish proofs _ | procured, a druggist roused   out    of  A  SPECIALIST'S PRESCRIPTION^ his bed, a box ot Dodd's Kidney, PUto  ..^e to��b,��s _��... '����� *��� s'tr^do^^friS  been made by what is termed a 'pa-. proVement,   gradually, the pain ceased1  tent medicine.' Had they been made an(i health returned.-    It took seve*-  by a physician'in the regular    way,   teen boxes to-cure     him completely.  But that's seven years ago, and he s  been working every-day since. Surely,  a cure like that is enough to mafcr  the whole world believe .that Dodd's.  Kidney Pills will cure 'Bright's Disease, r  and that physician had .been able to  tell' exactly how he brought them,  about, they would ha\e been talked  of learnedly from one end of the country " to the other. But when r people  talk about our cures"there is'a tendency to' say; 'Oh,"')that/is only a  patent medicine advertisement'  ' ."They forget that Dodd's Kidney-  Pills are the life work-of a doctor't  That they have been-uniformly successful in treating all diseases of the  Kidneys, and that the only feature  in which they differ from regularly  obtained medical advice is that t the  prescription of a specialist is given  the public at popular prices  NO ROOM FOR DOUBT.   '  "Now,   you   have seen' the 'particu-.  lars in the Parker case. Nobody,^ can  WHERE THE TROUBLE LIES.  , "The  whole  trouble is, in  'making  people believe.     This    is a skeptical  age., It-used to he 'If youtsee it ia  the papers it's true.' ,Nowadays it ia-  'If ya'i "see it in the papers^don't believe it.' If we "could bring'the -people here one at a'time and,let. them  read these letters, or bring ihem face  to face with the men and women who  wrote them, our struggle^ would   be  over,  for-the whole world-would admit that   Dodd's    Kidney Pills , -wiH  cure Bright's Disease. - _        ,     ^  LOTS MORE CASES.  "As vou-can see, these are only a >  1U.LS     111     UUC    ITAt-SLKL    tdow.^    *.wwv.��j .<*��������� /lb     VUU"i;i41l.    out;,     vaii^oi*    *�����.*.    v.���j     ���  doubt for an instant that that was'a few'cures ol Bright's Disease -picked  veritable case of the 'incurable'/1 at random from the many. There a��e  'Bright's Disease, neither can' anyone dozens of others equally as remark-  .>��"��-+    that the cure .was 'effected',by ' a|)]e and aii carefully investigated and,  -.,.    i     n���,_ i     x _J-l._.. ... . 'l.-i-l..    ����Anln      Coral*.  doubt  Dodd's Kidney -Pills and by no other attested to by reliable people. Surely;  agency. Of course, it took time and'you would'think' that" as doctors'caa.  perseverance; but the patient >was in I give no hope .to those threatened with  the last'stages of the disease ', before _ this terrible disease, there should be  she started to use Dodd's Kidney !'no ;hesitaney < in giving Dodd's Kidney  Pills. Had she, started soonerj .'the pn'js a",trial.'-And' if Dodd's " Kidnoy  work would have" been'easier; - and^pjng , cam cure. Bright's Disease, tho  the results would have been obtained 'most'deadly,form of,;Kidney^Disease,  much more speedily. It was an -. "ex- how'f ure it is - that they " can 'cure  treme case and took .time."     '     "'-"'j'thbse-'*earlier ~ stages.o! Kidney Dis-  "iYou know of other cases.of Bright's eas6) 'puch- as .Diabetes, Rheumatism,  Disease that have been cured by ��� Lumbago',��Sciatica, Pain in the Back,  Dodd's Kidney Pills?" queried there-'etc. -.Remember, as I .said before,  porter." 'Dodd's Kidney Pills are'a specialist  The manager walked over to a safe prescription'for diseases'of. the.-,. kid-  and produced- a bundle . of letters, neys.pand1 in; .Ac. twelve;;years? they  Holding them up, he said: "Everyone nave Deenrbefore the public they havo-  of those letters tells of a case 'of proved'^their worth by curing thous-  Bright's Disease cured by Dodd's Kid- and's'.of sufferer's from all forms of  nev Pills, and every case has ;been- kidney? disease. They are no cure-all;,  thoroughly investigated .and-verified. DUt they do cure all forms, ol kidney  Let me read you a few of them'., disease.    Time ^and the public ' have-  ROBT.  BOND CURED.' '    I proved;that."  * !-   '"   '  "This one,    you    see,    is    signed, j- -',"-   '   -  'Robert Bond,    Mt.    Brydges',  Out.' ( ���  You see what he says, 'My attending   A m&n down,in old Sant_ Fo  physician   said     I was    in    the last   Is oftCB BU8pjoi0usly ge, ; .. % ,:|  stages of Bright's Disease.     I    com-     There are people who tldnk  menced using Dodd's Kidney    Pills in     - -.--.���-*-. _-*-i-  Julv,  1894,    and used    in  twenty boxes, and have used no other  remedy or medicine of any kind since,  He is given to' drink,  all about   But tho fact Is, it's only his wo.  '   ���^Chicago Tribune.  .. j     -        . Bnaffffs���Was\there a full attendance".  and I feel well, sleep well, and I have ^ ttl����,ub laatknight 7"  '  a good appetite, etc.'  "That is away back in 1894. Here's  another letter from the same Robert  Bond, dated May 2nd, 1902. You see  what he says in it. 'The cure is'permanent as far as 'I know. My general  health is good.'     ���  C. A. HARRIS CURED.  "Here is another case. If you'll  take the trouble to look at this letter you'll see it is written by the  Postmaster at Lovctt, Ont., Mr. C.  A. Harris. Notice what he says; 'In  1897 I was at the point of death from  Blight's Disease, and was a complete  wreck, could not even dress myself or  turn in my bed, but now I am, I may  say, a well man, and I attribute it  all to Dodd's Kidney   Pills.'    That's  Jaggs���WeUj' they were getting that  way whea I left.���The Moon.  m  Mistress���'What in the world are yon  putting ashes on the Uoor for, Bridget?  Bridgeb-fihure, ma'am, on' didn't yez  say to doost the parlor ?���Town and  Country. '     ���     ,  "Yes,'it's trd'e," Bald Miss Do Skreem-  or "The death of a rich relative has  relieved mo ofy the necessity of making  my living by flinging' in public."  'Tin so gladl" impulsively exclaimed  tho other girl".���Chicago Tribune. ���  Hartippc���Say, old man, I believe I'  owe you an apology.  Freeman���Well, lrvc iieard it called  a V, a fivtir, a fimuf plwnks, and five  bones, but* never /an apology before-  New York Times. U_w<iw«i^—■—•><>mvh——
AI do—Indeed I do And I am not
fmhappy— oh, don't' think that, dear;
only, my memories of this day aro
flrery solemn ones "
"Of course they are, my pet. And
aee, I've got something here foi yoc
that I thing you'll like It isn't exactly a piesent, because it was youis already, but I've had something done to
'It, and I thought, perhaps ^ou'd like to
wear "it now."
•ir -
(Later In the day, when the morning
bad worn into afternoon, Sir Edward
Mortimer came again to Danelands.
Marjorle's lovely face had taken his
fancy very greatly; and her singularly,
trying position making a claim on his
compassion* It was scai cely to bo wondered at, that he should take moro
, Ithan ordinary pains to be of service to
"Is Miss St. Cltfir in    the "dining*
room?" he aslced' tho policeman who
stood on guard In tho hall.
; "Yes, sir."     '
- "No, sir—I think not."
••You think notT  Who Is'with her,
"Why, sir, I can't Just tell you—that
js to say, I'm not quite sura "
'       The man was evidently embarrassed,
and really did not know what to say.
Sir Edward passed by him hastily/
And tapped,at tho door of the dining-.
foomv        t
"Come in," said Marjorle's soft voice.
Mid the baronet, opening < the" door,
found she was not alone.
Great was his anger as ho recognize-
fcer companion. , ,
"You!"r he exclaimed, starting bacK
"In his surprise, while his face express-
- «d unmitigated disgust and indignation,
Hyde—or Trevor, to give   him    his
real  name—met the young baionet's
angry glance with one of calm, smiling confidence. '-
"Yes, Sir Edward,"'he said. ''Allow
tne to thank you for the" kindness you
tiave shown Miss St. Clair. She has
(been telling me of your visit to hen
this morning."
Sir Edward turned from him to Mar*.,
Jorie, who stood in soft confusion, &t
(Pink flush on her pale cheek, her eye3
'\   timidly drooped to,.the floor.
"Miss St. Clair, will >on tell me what
this means,?" * he exclaimed, impetu-
■»uslyv    ,l "*,*.-
"Nay, let me tell yov." interpose.
fTrevor, stepping forward, and spea_-
ang with a frankness which must noeds'
Hiave dispelled all mistrust.   "I am not
(What I seem, Sir Edward."   I am not
-one"of that gang of rascals, or I should
ecarcely be here now.   Instead, I am
4he detective who has brought them to
their reward at las>t."
i  "The detective!" exclaimed Sir Ed«
{Ward, in ptill deeper bewilderment.
4   "The detective and no other," said
jjTrevor, laughing.   "Marjorle, tell him
<that what I say is true."
"It is—indeed it is!" said Marjorle,
clasping her hands together in her
eagerness. v,
"I need no further assurance, Miss
St. Clair," said Si Edward, quietly;
and he turned and gave his hand to
"Forplve me for having misjudged
you,' he sail. with the fianknoss of a
feentleman. "And may I know your
"Trevor—Fred Trevor, at your ser*
"Trevor!—nnd Fred.   Can It be ;
_ut It's Impossible!
"What's im.ossP " , Sir Edward?"
"That you should be the Fred Trevos
E_ whom I heard a good deal a-little
rhile ago."
"Do you mind telling me who he
"Well, he was, or rather he is, tho
aephew of Sir Edward Trevor of Deten-
(ham Park, Sussex. He had a quarrel
jwlth his uncle a year or two ago; and
S fancy, disappeared mysteriously
"I didn't know him at all, but one ol
any sisters did; and that's how I came
ko hear a good bit about him. Of
^course, you're not he?"
i "If T'ni not, no one is," retorted tho
0e''/ig detective, coolly, with an arnua-
fctf   winkle In his eye.
"OnI" exclaimed Marjorle, "Yoa
Iflidn't tell me that."
And she looked at him with some-
fthlug liko reproach.    >
"Didn't I, dearest,? Well,*I didn't
dike to seem to beast about myself, you
eee," said Trevor, turning to her with
«uch a tender smile that Sir Edward,
even If he had not heard the term of
«ndearment must have guessed how
matters stood between them.
It cost him just a little pang, for, tf.
the truth murt be told, his own heart
/was already inclining very tenderly
towards Marjorle, and as ho walked to
Denelands that afternoon ha had been
Indulging in a very pleasant day-dream
_n which Marjorle had figured a Lady
But he was a frank, generous *atur-
•ed  young fellow,  so  he  nipped    his
dawning fancy in the bud, and gave I
iiis hand to Trevor with   a   cordial
omlle. <.
"I congratulate you, old fellow," ho
eaid, frankly. "You've had a run ol
luck at Donelands." '
And his meaning glance at Marjorlo
eaid— i '
, "I congratulate you not half so much'
on making _ very clever andi successful capture, as on winning that sweet
Bin's love."
At the end of March, the trial' ol
Geoffrey Hyde and his accomplice©
came on at the assizes. .
It was the greatest of all tho criminal trials that year; and warm,and unstinted was the praise„that was poured
out en the young detective,_whoseJ)Old
find skillful coup do main'had brought
such a dangerous gang of scoundrels
,to punishment.
. nj_e was sentenced to penal servitude for, life, tho others to period*
ranging from eight to fifteen years.
No charge was preferred against the,
•nhappy Madeline.
Trevor made It clear that 'she ha_
had no hand in the nefarious schemes
of those to whom she had unhappily,
_een bound by' the closest of human
ties.     ,    ^ '      ' *   .   "
Much sympathy was felt for' her, es*
pecially' when It was known t that sho
became a mother on the very day ot
the trial. '    .
,    Her child was born prematurely—*
little girl, that lived only for a day. '
Madeline, as she kissed its waxe«
face, and folded its hands in death,
thanked heaven for Its mercy.^   ' -
Her life Is overshadowed by "so darfc
A cloud that It seems almost impossible she should ever stand again within
the sunshine.
* And yet who can tell? ^   J
' She Is very young, and heaven la
Werclful. J   c   _   -
Marjorle Is tender and sweet to her.
And has often begged her to come an*
stay with her-in ..her new home; ,but
.thia'Madeline'wlll never do, in spit*
•f her deep love for Marjorle. ' ,
Instead, she lives in a great city,
where she busies herself among tho
poor, and Is especially solicitous tor
the welfare of young children whose
parents are, or* have been; criminals. -
Very early In the autumn MarjorH
fcecame Fred Trevors wife. i
It was quite a fashionable wedding,
for society chose to Interest itself
hugely in tho young man, and In'the
bride whom he had wooed and won
In so strangely romantic a fashion.
His detective exploits were over before his marriage, for his uncle, Sir
Richard, had partly through the friendly offices of Sir Edward Mortimer, become reconciled to ""him and reinstated
lhim as his heir.
Sir Edward acted as best man at thi
wedding, and his sisters were Mar*
Jorie's bridesmaids.
All the world and his wife were there
tend the lovely young bride was, of
courso, the cynosur« «-" alj eypp.
Ono of the prettiest wcddings,of the
Season, declared society, and certainly the most interesting
Sir Richard settled a handsome ln«
come on his nephew and bought a
beautiful house for him in Surrey.
* There he and Marjorlo were happllj
ensconced, a staid married pair of almost Ave months, when St. Valentine's
Day again came round.
Trevor was up early in the morning.
It was his invariable rule to take a
four or five miles' walk before breakfast, and he wanted to be back In time
to greet his Marjorle when she came
The clock struck nine as she enterea
their pretty breakfast-room, looking
{fresh and fair as a rose in her dainty
anornlng-gown, with a soft flush on
(her cheeks and the light of love and
happiness In her oyes.
"Well, sweethear " was her hus-
Iband's greeting, showing they had not
quite degenerated into prosy old mar-
Vied folk after all.
Thon sinking his voico to the softes\
of whispers, and bending down to looM
Into her sweet eyes, he added—
\ "My valentine!"
I "You are my valentine!" she whis«
#ered„ softly, nestling to his bosom
(while his arm encircled her.
A slight shadow stole over her face
_s she nestled there.
Even in the midst of her happiness,
and after all these years, she could not
(but remember that It was tho anniversary of her father's death—that ha
had been murdered on St. Valentine's
Her husband saw the look, and un*
fterstood It
8a took her hand 1b Mb, and
pressed It with a lover's tenderness.
"I lrnow what you're thinking of,
ttarling," he said, very softly. "This
Way has Its sad memories for you, aa
veil as its happy ones. But, sweetheart, try to let ho dead past bury its
Feeling Against, the Negro.
In a recent speech the United States
Secretary of War Elihu Root said:— v
"The suffrage has been taken away
from -the black man in most of the
States where he composes the larger
part of the population The black man
of the south in general no longer has
his right to vote. The right to aspire
to office is generally disputed and in
a great measure'denied A curious, development has been seen within the
past year along this line. President
Roosevelt has appointed fewer black
men to office in the south than did
President McKinley., There'are fewer
black men holding federal offices in the
south now that there,,were when Mr.
McKinley died. Yet outcries arc to be
heard throughout the south against
what is called 'President' Rooscelt's
policy of appointing negroes to office,
when under Presidents McKinley,
Harrison and Hayes nothing was said,
whereas more negroes were appointed.
'As he spoke he drew forth from-a
tlainty case the locket which had played so Important a part in establishing
the guilt of Edgar Hyde.   -
She took It, eagerly, and with- a little
ery of pleasure. "" * ' <■
The bit of blue enamel had been put
In Its place by so skilful a hand that
Marjorlo herself could scarce tell where
the locket had been broken/and whem
eke opemel it she found it contained
the portraits of her father and mother,1
exquisitely painted In miniature, ami
encircled with beautiful pearls.
"Oh,/    Fred!       How     kind—heir
thoughtful!—how good you are'"
-And she stood on tiptoe to kiss him.
"I'm glad you're pleased little wife.
C got It done when I was in London.
•There was, a fellow in Regent'street
who seemed to me to paint miniatures
wonderfully well,  so  I    thought    he
might as well hare a try at these.   Of
course I had to lend him the original
portraits to copy from. I took   ''•■ee
out of" your desk, little' woman,- and
'you never missed them."   ^ ' '■
"HowCgooA' you are!" .. said Mar-
forie again, while a mist of grateful
tears dimmed her-eyes. "The kindest,
the noblest, the tenderest" husband
in the world!" ' _'_>
" °T ought to be. Haven't I got the
_earest~6f 'wires?", -
And again he clasped her dainty
form, and covered her lips with kisses.
"Are you happy, sweetheait?" ,-
"How can I help being happy,'' sho
whispered1 back, "when you are so
good to me, and"— nestling very closely to him—"when I love you so'"
"Marjorle, I often think' about our
meeting. How strange it seems that.
If you had not fallen into the clutches
of that arch old scoundrel, Hyde, you
and I might never have met."
"Oh, but I think we would. We lova
each other so much. I feel that wa
must have been biought ' together
somehow," said Marjorie, with a woman's sweet, simple faith, which is so
jmuch stronger, and, perhaps, after all,
so much wiser than meie reason.
Her husband smiled,1 well pleased.
'  "Perhaps so, darling," he said;  "at
any rate, I like you to think so."
,    "Poor Madeline!" sighed    Maijorla,
after a pause.   "I am a little sad sometimes when I think- of her.    She has
borne all  the suffering, while    I ■
Oh, husband darling, heaven has
fclessed me more than I deserve!"
Surely nothing more need be said
to show that Marjorie Trevor is today
one of the happiest young women in
all England.
Nevertheless, her husband declare*
he always makes her shudder if he re«
minds her of the time when she had
her home among desperate criminal
and her father's murderer so romai<
tlcally traced by "A Bit of Blue
A Sick Man- mistakes his
Illness, or his Doctor does, ~
He shows'symptoms of consump- ,'
tion.vor dyspepsia, or what not, bo-'
cause improper blood nourishment
of lungs or liver has brought them
on. In such cases look to the
heart ; unless it pumps rich red
blood through the system,_,your
specific   doesn't reach the spot.
Or. Affnow's Heart Cure"
sends the blood  coursing  through r>
the  veins   as   nature, intended.   'It
heals the heart and thus  helps the
health of every organ. -' '
Rev. L. W. Showers, of Eldertown, Pa.,
writes :— " For many year* I suffered with organic heart disease I hav^ tried many phy_-
olans aid taken numberless remedies. I purchased a bottle of Dr Agnew*B Cure for the
Heart and received almost lnctant relief.    The?
, efiokme, beettne, ' thumping and -palp«tatio» >
have no* aUeost entirely disappeared. The '
remedy is woaderful."        r \,       '    '
,Keep clean  mside as well as outside.   Dr. ..
AgmeWs  Liver  PUla  are  tfce  correct .■ form.
^Cleanse and stimulate the digestive 'apparatus.
O-ly 10c. fer forty desas. 'M,
Let J_ach Sweep nis Own Sidewalk.
A few days ago a prominent black man,
holding am important public office, attended an official reception at the
White Ho hoc. There has not been a
time',since the civil" war when black
me* have not held similar offices in
Washington, Biack '-men" in these
oflfoss ' always - have , attended
such feceffcioAs. They attended the
icegtMiis •$ Presidents Cleveland,
UdfLMey.am* others. Yet the attendance erf oatc (A them at Mr. Roosevelt's
ro*op_Bn.w_g a signal for the cry that
th* white raee had been insulted by
the attendance of this black'man.
"S am «me>ler showing that the,state
•f official ^treatment of the black man
has net changed, but the state of pub-
he feeling in .the south has changed.
The right to aspire to federal office,
unquestioned a few years ago, is now
'challenged.' It is only a question of a
few years when white opinion,will exclude blacks from office altogether in
the southern r:ates. So the country
'ha* to face the failure of the clans ad-r
opted to elevate trie blacks when they
wore freed by conferring the suffrage.
Wow that the first attempt has failed,
the'question of what can be done for
them demands the_, best thought 'and
the best patriotism. We can not throw
away the responsibility we undertook
for the welfare of ,this people." The
accompanying cartoon from The
Brooklyn Eagle presents the two extremes of u      ■   ce question"
"What do you mean by accepting a - \
callow youth like Jack, who's just out' -1
of college? Why,, he'll never Make a a'
noise in the world" .      '
"Oh!"^_.id Mabel, "you just ought" <\"
to hear lum give his cute college yell     -"
and you wouldn't' think sol" — Bos- *''
ton Herald. ,   -
"       '  ' ——• <-•     -  i >
Bob, had  been  taught  never  to  tetf    -
tales,-aad he meaat to live'up to'hie.   '
teaching,  but  sometimes  it   wao   liardp
work, remark* The Youth's Companion.^    <
"Bob," said  hie  mother  one  day," "I
left a dish of poppertriMta en my table  J
this mowing and there isn't ene thero    A"
now.   Have you and Carl eaten them!"      L
"I haven't eaten one," eeid Bon,
stoutly., "hut"—then lie remembered he" u
muet not be a talebearer. "Well—perhaps if—you'd better just eraeti. Carl,
and I guess then you'll know all about
it." ,. „ -     >
I_e "Pilgrim" tells the story of a woman property - holder la Now Yoeic
w4iose agent brought her an insurance
policy on her house. "You'd better give
aoo a cheque for the premium now, he
soad. "How much is itt" she asked. "A
little more than one hundied dollars.
Wait a minute and I will get the exaoc
amount." "Oh, how tiresome I" eaid tho
lady! "And I am in such a hurry I Tell
tiaq oompany to let it stand, and deduet
it from wha* they will owe me when tira
house burns down."
W_on Bernard Shaw's play, "Anne and
ttio Man," was produced in London for
the first,time, it woo well received, and
at tho fall of the curtain there were
elamorous oalls for the author, to which
Mr. Shaw was at length induced to respond. . The audience were still cheering; but there was one dieeenticnt in the
gallery, who was "booing" with the full
power of a pair of very strong lungs.
Mr. Shaw looked up at the disturber
and said, very seriously: "Yes, sir, I
quite agree with you; but what can wo
two do against a whole houseful 1"
Conversation of Women With Mea
It does not matter how polite a man
may be, woman's instinct tells her when
ho is bar<»J, «wid that attitude ot mind
on his part stimulates her to fiesh efforts,    it is not conveisation—there is
piecious little of that, I can tell you1—
but gossip and story-telling.   If the fcter-
ics aie worth  telling, tho m.m litis already heniid them, as I said, and remains
boicd.   Then the women take moie daring flights.   They try to sUitle him into
some  sort   of  mtoiest,  don't  you  bee?
They, aie as good women as any—only
fashions 'have chiwiged.   Now, ladies'foel
that they  too have a light to talk of
"spades," and some of them foiget that
it is not advisable to call thorn "bl—y
sh—Is," as the bibhop pointed out ,to a
curate.   Tittle-tattle line been universal,
I dare say, ever since Eve liRd a daughter,
and, nitei   all, one does' not delight in
discussing burning  public  questions  be-
tw»en courses.   It is also true that in
the Smart Set there docs not seem to be
any   interest  shown  in   burning  public
questions, so far as the ladies are concerned.   They find more'interest in "spotting"" the exact date at which Mrs  So-
and-So put on a little, louge, or had her
hair "restoied" to a color it1 never had
been before".—"Harper's Weekly."
m w
Some Freak Hotel Rules.
The Submarine Torpedo  BoatM    ""
When a submarine torpedo    boat fcpP
about to  deliver  her  attack  she  muet
rise close enough to the^surfaoe of»the  '
sea in which she i« submerged to make   .
a fresh observation.     Bearings are obtained by lifting out of water the nppeif.
e»d of a'vertical tubular device, called a.
perisoope.    The expenmeat would prob- *•
ably be tried when the submarine was  ,,
so near to her foe that "detection of tha\ i
former by the latter might pi ove a sen- 0"
ous matter.    A few well-dnected shots"
from  a  small calibre,  i apid-ui e gun  on
the threatened battleship would disable,  '"
it they did not sink, its tiny astMulant.
Lookouts  on big wars_ips have, therefore,  been  trained  to  watch  for '< anything which resembles the tip of a periscope during naval raaiioeuvies, and to
repoi t   their  discoveries  pi omp_y.    At i
Least such is the piacUoe m the FremOh
navy,   which     includes     a   considerable
number   of submannes, „and  which  has
given them many public trials.    It has
recently been noti/ed that the end of a
periscope looks like the top of a champagne bottle    Aecoidingly, by weighting
a numbei of such bottles so that they
wril float with just the right amount of
neck  out  ol wutpi    if is  often possible    -
to fool the most vigilant obs<»rver.   Tho " '
crews of the French eubmanafle have already derived nwch fun from the triok,
and tJiey hope to profit by it in time of    ■>
'war.    If by such means the e«einy oa« r-
be iwduced to   misdirect hie fire, there
wouH be a better chance of a successful
attack ugon him with a torpedo.
_ Following are the rules and regulations posted mi the Euiopean Hotel in
Bloomington, 111.:
Board, CO cents per square foot; meals
extra; breakfast ab 6, supper at 7.
Guests arc lequested not to speak to
the dumb-wai£er; gueits wishing to get
up without being called can have self-
rising flour for lunch.
Not responsible for diamonds, bicycles
and other valuables kept on the counter;
they should be kept under the safe.
The offioo is convenient to all connections; horses to 'hire, 25 cents a. day.
Guests wishing to do a little driving
will find hammer and nails in the closet.
If the room gets too warm open the
window and see the Are eeoape.
If you are fond of athletics and like
good jumping, lift the mattress and eee
the Wed spring.
Ba«eb£llists desiring a little practice
will find t oitchcr on the stand.
If the lightf go out, take a soda—that
is light enough Jor any man.
Anyone trouble* with nightmare will
find a Jialtcr in tic .-.mi.
Don't woiry about ,. ;ring your bill;
the house is supported hy i * foundation.
—Detroit "_Vee Press."
"But do you take Dr
Agaew's Cure t If not, you
know, I couldn't risk accepting
tt." ehe said.
She is wise. His heart may
be disordered Mid his life in
No matter how stroog hlo
heart is, Dr. A&sew's Heart
Care will make it stronger aad
his system health it. No-matter how weak from any disease,
it would put him on' his 'feet
Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets
give the stomach a vacation by digesting the food for It. Pineapple
will digsst beefjor the greatest of
food. Dyspeptics oat heartily,and
laugh and grow fat while getting
cured by this cure.   Prlov*5c.       80
■v. Pi i,-"1* *.*•.»
Lt,to'ri^',' , hVnTfc, q X___Li.-^.i„jJ_-LX__ilu_^^_^_^ w ���   ,  ,)     i  r i  ��  B.  _��l' �� . ���  iSf,  &  5r  1  ^ V  ��s   ' ',��  ��  ** -l.-.'i  tg.    i..-.  if   5"  ���<...   r   <-  It   I   '  P  : -  si ..;  i  &    >  &    '���  VS.    ,,r  I  ��      V  %\   '  I  vt_ ,      i    1  ft" I {  E  )  Bi*'.    .  I-  ' !,  If ,i     i!  ATI.iX,    1'.     P.,     r-VJPi'DAY,     APRIL  n    ,.,..3  tlii  ' PuL-liMicd   o\eiy    fe.itrinliij   morning  T'im Atlin Claim I'uhm&iijng'Co.  A.C IliiisauruLu, I'lioviaLLoi;.  ,])    TOUi)  I.Lhf.,  JlANAI.IM.   lillllOK  Ollieo oT publication lViu 1 S1-., \tlin, 15  Ad\ci tisiuir  Hutci .   >1.()0   per  mcli,  Insertion.    Keiulm^ notiui'*, S\   cunts ti  Sppcnil C'oiiliiirt Kates on application.  'J'he biibsci lplion pi ice lb  *!> a. jcai'  nblo in uilvniicr.     No p iprc w ill bo ileliv  unless Ibis conilitioit li ( oinplicd \\ itli.  I��  0.  c.iuli  line.  i��o-  oi Gil  Saturday, April iitii,  1903.  The "B C. Mining Exchange,"  commenting upon   Ibcwoikof the  -recent Mining Convention says .    '  "Out   of  a   body  of some'1250  singulaily able, industiious and i 11-  telligent'mei]1. we  liave .selected 25  ' to perfoim tlie duties of Executive  Council fdi the cuncnl year.  Now,'  r  our duty is to lie lot ill to our le-  presenlatives. We are only-too  well aware bow stiange and old-  fasbioned tbis last sentence ���nmt��t  appeal in a Canadian' nevvspapei ���  in a country wlieie rooted mislrust  of all its repieseutnlives is taken as  a tbing of course, and is'even now  undermining tbe vety foundations  of the national existence. But.il  we wish tbe Piovincial Mining As-  - socialion of British Columbia to become tbe immense power foi good  which it can become���which it will  ' become, if we are only true to ourselves and , to each other���we must  give in eveiy way our individual  and hearty suppoit to the Executive whom we  have chosen to look  1  " after its affairs. =. Have faith in tbe  members; of die Council."- We  chose thorn ourselves, with caie  and deliberation. - To 'mistrust  them now would be not only to insult tbe Council, but to stultify  ourselves, to proclaim abroad that  tbe members of tbe Association  were so incapable that they could  not select honest and intelligent  men to repiesent them���in sboit,  that we weie so soft and easy that  we had elected a lot of knaves and  fools for our repiesentativesP'     '   '  VI  IE COAST-YUK  Vancouveriles    to    Interview  the Government. ,  What a Noted Enginser Thinks of  j a  Second   Trans-Continental  Railroad.  The ICitimat 'and Yukon���or tlie  Coast���Yukon ��� railway, says ,Uie  Vancouver Daily J,edgeP, is to become a reality 11 pel tluough it that  other projccL, an 'all-Canadian  loutc to the Yukon will be tealized,  if the efforts of two Vancouvei ites  aie to succeed.'-TliePgcullem.cn.  aie Finnic Burnett'" ami Robeit  Kellj-. These 'geutlcincu aie now  in Ottawa on" 11 special, mission to  obtain Government assistance  for the pioject. The)' hope to succeed in bunging the Go\ei iimeiit  and tbiotigh them tbe House, to  sec that a united Domii.ion will be  better promoted by tlie'building of  this line. ,  Mr. Burnett said befoie he left  that the syndicate piomoting the  new road' has enlisted ample New  Yoik capital to build the load, pio-  vided the-, necessary Goveinment  assistance is given. Pic was" hopeful that the}' would be successful  in their mission to Ottawa. If the  grant weie given, there would be  110 delay in getting to work this  season and beginning constiuction  of the.road. [ .      '  '   Atlin,  Nug&et  samel ffia'ape 'Rasa s  And All Kinds of Je-vellery Manufactured on ,the Premises.  J'^ff~    Why send oiu when you can get goods'as cheap here?   "  Watches From $5 stss*   Fmo Lima of Souvenir Sgsootss^   -  .1 >..  & 'SON, -The Swiss Watchmakers'. ,  Georgo F. Hayes, Proprietor  COK.   FlKS'T  ANI)  TrAINOK  STRHJf.TS  I'THE   .KOOTENAY   HOTEL,   ��  o  a  a  Cf  ���  0  o  o��i:  Tins Kiist Class [lotu! litis been rmnoilulud mill rofni'iiislieil tlii<;ii(rlioub .        Q  mid olluis the buht aueuiiiinuiliition to 'I'liuihimit or Permanent X  Guests.���Aiiihi lean Hint Hiiropcan plan.          '           .' ��  - Fittest VJtszos, Litgcioi's ai.tl Gigains*          < ,  j?  Billiards   and   Pool.*'     ,.      ' j  the: ool  '    ^     ' n(SCOVERY,  F3\  ft���^9,  B. C.  Comfortably Furnished Rooms���Bythe Day, Week or Month.  '  The Best of Piquois and Cigars n'ways-in Stock. ���.'P'iiic stable in.coii  ii(f'xtion with the House.  AM1CRICAN    AND    IvUROPJiAN    PPAN.  V' ( J   I1- Kohl, Muiiiii-or.  THE.  WHTTE    PASS ' a   'YUKON  . . '     ' ROUTE.     -   V   ' -���   "���  In connection with the announcement requiring applicants for timber leases to have the land surveyed, loud protests are being laised  by loggers throughout the country.  The ostensible object of the Government in passing the measure is  undoubtedly with the view of suppressing much of the wild-catting  of timbei claims that is alleged to  be going on. It is also probably  designed to better protect investors  and inaugurate a more complete  method of administering limber  licences and contiol.  The lumber business is not quite  in our line, but we arc fully convinced that any measures the Goveinment passes which seems so directly in the public interest should  meet with the general approval of  the public.  A copy of the Liberal Review,  edited in Seattle by IP P. West,  has just been leccived. This publication gives "Notes and Comments of the British World " in a  succinct and interesting style. It  is one of the newsiest journals of  Old Countiy and Canadian affairs  that we have seen and is deserving  cf a large pationage.  "Sir Saufoid   Fleming, tbe  most  celebrated engineer in Canada, in a  recent interview  upon  tbe subject  of another  trans-continental   railway, is reported  to  have said :  "I  am inclined to think that Mr. Blair  is 011 the light   tiack  in proposing  to extend  the  Iutcr-Colouial Railway to ! he Pacific.  .  . . I am satisfied that it is possible to establish a  splendid national   railway  on  the  route pioposed, with the best ocean  ports as its termini.   With a<Rocky  Mountain .passage very muclf lower  than  that  of - any railway yet constructed  across .the North American" continent,   and  v,ith  general  engineering   featuies   even     more  favorable  than  those obtained on  the   Inter-Colonial railway, such a  line would give  breadth to Canada  and admit of settlements and profitable  industries  where,   such are  not   now    possible.      In   the   far  North-west   it   would open up for  ranching   tbe   lich   plains  of the  Peace river  and  Northern British  Columbia, and lender the most distant gold-fields moie  easily accessible at all seasons.  " When the day anives to open  the railway as a thiough route, il  will be found lo possess advantages  in respect lo distances, as compared with the route via San Francisco and New York. From Yokohama to Liverpool the passage  across the Pacific Ocean would be  605 and across the Atlantic 195  nautical miles less, while tbe land  distance would be 502 statute miles  less, the total saving on the whole  distance would be about 1423 statute miles."  r Passenger and lixpiess Seivice, Daily (except .Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, While Hoise and Inteiuiediate  points, making close connections-with our own steamers at White Hoise  for Dawson and Yukon points, and, at Caribou for Alljn every .Tuesday  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlin evei.y Monday and Thuisday.  Telegraph Sei vice to Skagway.'   Expiess  matter  will  be received  foi shipment to and from all points in Canada and tbe United States.. *  For information relative to Passenger, Fieight, Telegraph or Express  Rales apply to any Agent pQhe.Company or to  ��� J.  F. Lim, Traffic Manager, Skagway.  ^ - _ j*. ~ i  tie tree fiotel.  DISCOVERY, B. G.      '  Finest of liquois.     Good stabling.'  Kd. SaKds, Piopiietor.  G..E.'Hayks.  J.jG. COKNKr.Tj. ,  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. II. FOrD        Prop.      '  Now occupy their new  quarters next  to tlie Bank or ��. N. A., First Street.  The hath moms are equally as Rood us found  111  citios.    Pnvuto Entranco for ladies.  ntigget fiotel  Discovery.  OPEN DAY "AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  t - r  1   HeadqumtQis fox* Brook's stair��.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID    UP   $8,000,000.  Reserve, $2,500,000.  Branches of the Bank at ^Seattle,  San Francisco,  Portland,  Skagway, etc-  Exchange sold on all Points.  Goi,r> Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  <o��        FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT" IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASI. GOODS A SPECIALTY.  Hydraulic^   Mining  v&  m  inery.  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((  HI  ^1  H  m  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL;IN  P(PPP((p('(-P-COND"uCTEl5PiNtPFIR  ; pj*encnyjtestmtika^  ;(���:���'(���( A./'R.('fMebpNAr,D,((PkoprietpR-.';;;;P-p-'\.  /:"::Qo$}3Cx bf Fir5t(:andpDisbo\-er>^;(S  ~Ji$��&.  ^^St^i^^^^^^a  MM!SM^'MMMMiM^^^i '1  Mainly About People.  ��!l  ��� V|��.  ^  I ;  $  r.  >?i  ;?- J  f_i  I.W  1$  rc  ���as  II  Iff  I"  When somebody once misinleipielcd  Thomas B. Recti's leftwil lo take n glass  of whisky as an endeavor to lefoim a  'bad habit, lio renvaiked: "I hope yeu  don't think that I ever needed two sidewalks on my way homo."  A writer  in  the Now York "Times"  says that when Maik Twain was a young  and struggling newspaper wntor in San  ���Pranciseo,   a   lncly   of   his   acquaintance  flaw 'him one day'with a cigai-box under  his aim, looking m at a shop window.  '      "Mr. Clemens," she said, "1 always see  ,    you with a cigai-box'under your aim.   I  am afraid von arc -smoking too much."  '  "It isn't that," said Mail:; "I'm moving  again."  In a recent lecture to his people, Booker T. Washington told  them that there  is little or nothing to 'be obtained without  work,  lidding:  "Theie  was an   old  negro, professionally pious, who wanted  aliixuuous Ohiisuniu, dinner, and who,  night after night, piaycd to the Loid to  6ond him a'turkey.    The  days pushed,  Christmas nppionelicd, and  the old   fellow, umlci took fo compiomiso by asking  '    the Loid lo send him  to a tin key. Ho  got one that vciy night."  _ A few years ago a British oflieer married a foitunc, and soon after discovered  that lie had heart disease, and went on  f      the ictiied list,   liis little son is u veiy  precocious  youngstei,  and   when, asked  'the  'othor  day,   by   a   strangei,   "Jack,  '.what'aie  you  going  to   be   when  you  grow up?" he replied, with grave delib-  ,  eration:   "Well,  I've  been   flunking  of  that  for some  time, and I think that  wihen I'm a man I'll got heart disease,  and go ou the letned list just like papa."  Tlie obsequious person who seeks fees  i from  tiavelers iby  pietending   to   take  them  for  noblemen  occasionally   meets  one who fails to fall into his tiap.   An  English gentleman of somewhat lmpos-  'j^_ing  personal    appeaiance    had  a  door  "   opened for him at the Paiis Opera House  by an "ouvrcur," or u&hcr, who bowed  'low and said: "The door is open, prince!"  i    The Englishman glanced affably at him,  and, without extending the exp'ected fee.  "simply said: "Thank you1 very much, viscount."  r  r-  Once, when  the pi ess in the Carson  City "Appeal" had just started to run,  the late John Mackay rushed in to the  editorial sanctum and" called to" Sam Davis in an excited tone of voice: "Sam,  stop the pi ess! Stop the press!" "What's  the matter, John ?" Davis asked, in alarm.  "Why, old man Crooks" (famous for his  stinginess)���"old  man   Crooks  has just  presented a peck of apples to the 'orphans' home, and he'll be broken-hearted  if you don't have a column and a half  about it in the paper.this afternoon."   '  Talking about "graft" and "gi afters,"  ,  ithe   other   day,   "Big  Bill"   Devery   re-  'marked: "Say(( the people as talk about  igratft are the gingerbreads.   If you had  jthe/riafct scent you could go off on a hop  - 'loo after grafters some night and land  (a"long ways from tlie Bowery.   Some of  'the,ablest  grafters aie   in   that  high-  ' toned  -class   wheie    to   mention    their  names with graft  would  be as bad as  ��� lightin'a cigar in chuich Sunday morning.    Say, did you hear about the deaf  ,and dumb man'that got his hands diity  tellin' smutty sloiie��?"  Some weeks ago several friends of  United States Senator Blackburn found  ���him absorbed in the act of leading the  President's message. As iio lead he  chuckled to himself, and finally their  ,eunosity became so moused that one of  .them appioachod the senator fiom Kcn-  'tueky, and asked for the joke. "It has  just occmied to me." solemnly observed  the senator, "that Mr. Roosevelt's English does not coruscate with the pyiotoch-  nic scintillations of obsolescent linguosi-  ty which so extensively illuminated the  lucubiiitior.s and ululatioud of Picsidcnt  Cleveland."  An Iiish priest discoursing one Sunday  on the miracle of the loaves and fishes,  said in ciror that five people liad been  fed  with'5.000 loaves  and  two    small  fishes.    It having come  to  tho  piiest's  knowledge that his mistake had given rise  to a laige amount of eontrovoisy  (one,  Murphy, pnrticulaily declared he  could  do   such   a   miracle   himself),   be   (the  piiest)   decided to  rectify  the mistake.  Next Sunday, on concluding his sermon,  die said:   "L should have told you last  /Sunday that 5,000 people had been fed"  with five loaves and two small fishes."  Looking down, and espying Mr. Murphy,  lie said:   "You could not do  that, Mr.  Muiphy,   could  you?"    "Ah,   sine,  yer  riv'ience,   I   could   aisily,"   lie     leplied.  "How  would you do it, Mr. Muiphy?"  ' Why I'd give 'em what was left over  from last Sunday," answcicd Muiphy.  The late Colonel Thomas Ochiltree  once upset Loid Lonsdale, when that  noted Englishman was entertained in  New Yoik on lus way '���omc from an expedition to Alaska. Ilis lordship was regarded by some of his admiioia as a  wonderful  explorer,  and  it  dinner  was  fiven in his honor by Ileimann Oelriclis.  n the course of the evening Lord Lonsdale told many thiilling stories, and an  audible   "Oh!"*  went   around  the   table  Scared Off by Dressmakers.*'  Bills. .  _ Women's love of diess, Homy Waldorf  "Vancis declares in the "Arena," is one  f    the    potent    reasons    why    many  oung men do not lush into matrimony  'en when they arc earning lcspcctabl'o  ages,    lie adds:  "They see no chance  '   saving for a 'lainy day' with a wife  io as a gnl became imbued with the  ive of dress.    They" have female 'cous-  -is'���not to speak, of 'neaier ones'���and  emale  acquaintances,  single  and   mar-  lied.   They hear their conversations and  their lepctition of their fiicnds' gossip;  and this is the sort of thing they lislen l  to:   'I'can't visit iMias Blown and her  friends the way I dic>s.'   'I should like  to go lo Mrs. Smith's, but I haven't anything fit to wear.'   'J can't go calling in  the same old dress.'    (It is not shabby  and it is. not woin, but it has been perhaps in frequent use).   'I don't see how-  that girl dicsocs ou her income.'    (An  innuendo that likewise has not escaped  the thoughts of the young man).   fI am  ashamed  to  bo seen  again in  this costume,' etc.--with  the    young   married  women as particular ns the single girls.  Certainly no one wanjs a girl  lo dress  shabbily or dowdily if.it can be avoided;  'and with the quantities and varieties of  dress goods  to  bo had nowadays it is  possible   to. dies*  neatly   at  a  modest  cost, especially if a gnl has any  taste  and will learn  to  be   handy  with   the  needle���an accomplishment that the vast  majority  of girls could acquire if they  would  make   an   cfl'oil.,   .But   when  it  comes to wanting a new dress for eveiy  occasion;  when it comes to deriding a  costume, not because it is  tattered or  worn out, but/��� "because it has been in  use over a given time; when it comes to  striving to dres3 'as if one possessed an  independent income to bo used solely for  dressing, and a, if dress weie the>mam  object of life (and, by the way, it is only  the parvenu and the moat ignorant of  servant girls who make displays of themselves upon all occasions); when a large  majority of women think of little else  than dress (frequently, as the observant  young man has found out, procured at  the  expense of landlord,    grocer,    and  butcher, which is decidedly not honest) ���  It is an altogether different stoiy, which"  at least suggests why the modern young  man Is holding aloof from matiimony.  lie is not.telling the girls the reason,;  but his male friends know it.    He ad-  1 mires the girls���he likes to  take them  out in a splendid costume, which draws  forth complimentary remarks and    attention���but he is not asking them to  marry him." , . _.  For tho Farmer.  It is estimated'that the cost of pro  teeting trees 'to prevent disease, by the  use of spraying mixtures, is less than  one-fifth of a cent per tiee, and the  spraying may also increase the profit  on fruit by inducing better quality.  The overfeeding of breeding stock is  an evil that demands attention.    It is  well known    that, for    breeding pur-'  poses, a breeding animal should not be  overfat, yet animals  are exhibited  at,  fairs as    "breeding"  stock,  when,    in!  fact, they are in a condition which is '  just the opposite to what they should  be.    If fat animals are attractions at  well as the same characteristic added  to a lack of progressiveness on that of  I seed merchants, is responsible for i*iost  of'the abuses connected with the seed  trade. Ignorance is an environment in  which fraud flourishes,  Many of the most noxious weed  seeds cannot be scpaiatcd fiom grass  and clover seeds by mechanical processes; therefore il is highly important that seed-growers should thoroughly clean their,, fields of weeds before  the crop is harvested.  It is, not' unreasonable to request  seedsmen to test their seeds, to grade  them hs to quality, and to sell them  accordingly; nor is it too much to require seed merchants to furnish a statement showing the percentage of purity  and vitality of the grass' and clover  seeds which they sell, instead of merely issuing a non-warranty declaration.  There is a great need for wise mca-  fairs they should be induced to com-1  pete for prizes  offeicd for  fat stock, j sures and energetic and persistent ef  Fat   (animals    are only    fit    for    the   forts to protect Canadian farmers anc  butcher.  ,-; Saving the Child.  -t       -    "'If a peison swallows poison by accident or purposely, instead of bicaking  out into 'in coherent and multitudinous  ���acclamations, despatch someone for the  dootor.'  "That bounds sensible," said JonesJ- as  he read the above advice aloud to, his  wife one evening. '     f  Then he/i end:  "'Meanwhile lun to  the  kitchen, get  j 'half a glass of water, put into it a tea-  , spoonful of salt and aa much  mustard,  catch a firm hold ot the person's nose,  , and  then down with  the  mixture.'  "Theie, my dear," said Jones to his  wife. "You'd better beai that in mind  in case one of the children should acei  dentally ��et liold of poison and I shouldn't 'be at homo. But you women fly right  ofl' tlie handle at the veiy time yoTi  ought to be self-possessed and have all  your wits about you."  The very next day the servant cam*  running upstaii'3 and gasped out:  "Oh,  ma'am!     Oh,  Mr.  Jones!     Th��  .   The Bed Clover Tests. /  Following our articles on the adulteration of timothy and alsilcc, to-day  we present 'the result of the 'red clover  tests, concluding this series, which has  been of vital importance both to farmers and the' public, with those comments which deserve the most serious  study and  earnest consideration:��� '  Quebec samples weie practically ol  the same nature as,those found in the  seed obtained from Ontario. Nearly  all the clover seed offered was repotted to have ,been obtained by the local  dealer from wholesale firms in'the Province of'.Quebec. By far the worst  samples came from Yamaska, Iberville,  Chartierville,-Montreal and Quebec.  Only one out of twenty-one samples  obtained in i the Province of , New  Brunswick had been taken from seed  grown in the Province. In fact, practically all the red clover seed offered  in New Brunswick had been obtained  from Montreal and Toronto wholesale  houses. One lot' from Bathurst' was  very bad. A ten-gram sample (about  one-third of an ounce) of'this seed contained the following weed seeds: lamb's  quarter, 8o seeds; stickweed, 4; Canada  thistle, 21; catnip, 17; mayweed, 5;  barnyard grass, 1; curled dock, 44;  green foxtail, 303; yellow foxtail, 3;  panicum glabrum, 15; plantain, 8; bull  thistle, 1; black medick, 55, and black  bindweed, 2; in addition to having nine  seeds of white clover, 245 of timothy  and 953 of alsike. Two samples from  St. John and one fron- Woodstock contained charlock or wild mustard. Three  of the samples from St. John and Bath-|  urst, each contained eighteen' or more  species,of weed seeds. "With the ex-'  ception of .one from Bathurst/ all the"  samples showed a high percentage germination during the firsts three d-ys.  but only a few of them were reasonably  pure. Twelve out" of the twenty-two  samples contained over 5,ocijr weed  seeds per pound, eight containing over  10,000 weed seeds per pound.  In Nova Scotia a bad sample   from  Yarmouth had been imported from a  protect Canadian farmers and  their fields from the 'far-reaching and  long-continuing damages which arise  from the saie of seeds which contain  noxious impurities, '  As long as Canadian farmers are  content to use cheap low grades of  seed without possessing any definite  knowledge of their real value, so long  will the best quality of our home-grown  teeds be exported to countries where  the seed trade is conducted on a more  businesslike basis than is the custom in  this Dominion.  The sale of seeds containing seeds of  such weeds as bindweed or ���wild morning glory, wild oats, charlock, or wild  mustard, field pennycress or stinkweed,  and perennial-sow-thistle should be restricted or wholly prohibited.  It is desirable that unifotm methods  for grading grass and, clover seedsT according to fixed standaids of purity and  vitality, be adopted for Canada. Any  seeds containing an admixture of noxious impurities should not be represented or ��old as a Number One grade.  Farmers may obtain the'latcst bulletin on timothy, alsike and clover seeds,  arid of which these, articles have been  a rather extensive summary, free, on  application by writing to the Department of Agriculture. Ottawa. (  W.'H. Coard. Dominion Department  of Agriculture.  Mr. Oootoy on Mr. Carnoglo.'  "It's turrble, tH' way me frind And-  hrev Carnaygie has been jumpin' on  Homer,"  said  Mr.   Dooley.     -. .  * "What Homer?" asked Mr. Hennea-  sy.        ���   <*        ���      "  "Homer, th1 potc," said Mr. Dooley.  "Has Andhrew been roastin' him?",  asked Mr.'Hennessy.��� ��� ~  . '.'He has,", said Mr. Dooley.' "He's  been,givin' it to him good- 'It's all up  with Homer. No wan will print his  stuff, anny more. He'll be'goin' round  with a pome undher his ar-rum fr'm  newspaper to newspaper thrym' to sell  (t. 'They'se a man wants to see ye,'  says th' office boy. 'What's he- like?'  says th' iditoi. 'He's an ol' bald-headed man with long whiskers an' dhressed  when he finished telling of a pctiified  forest in Africa, in which he found a  number of petrified lions and elephants.  As the Englishman lapsed into silence  and tho applause sank to an echo, all  looked to Colonel Ochiltiec to defend his  nationality and 'bent lhis petrified lion  story. "Texas," said the colonel, after a  pause, "has its petrified forests, but, although they contain no petrified lions,  they arc remarkable for having petrified  birds flying over them." "Nonsense,"  emid Lord Lonsdale; "that is impossible.  Such a phenomenon is contrary to tho  Haws of gravitation." "Ah, tQiatP easily  explained," lespondcd Colonel Ochiltree,  quickly; "the laws of giavitation down  there arc petrified, too."  baby!    lie's swallowed half a bottle oi  floddynum, and "  ' "Good gjacious!" shouted Jonps, jump  )ing three feet into the air and yelling  like a hooligan. "The cliild'll be dead in  ten minutes. What arc we going to do1  Run for the doctor! Get some of the  neighbors an! Devil take it, are we all  'going to sit here and see the child die!  VSTe must 'have help! Ilelp! Murder!  Can't you think of .something to do?  Here, what'd I lead the other day? I  told you "to remember it. It said half a  glaBS of salt to a teaspoon of water and  'a cup of mustard, didn't it? My word!  has the. child got to die while we all sit  here doing nothing? Give him warm  water and soda! Kun your finger down  his tihioat! Do something! Put your  head out of the window and yell for  help!"  And while he was doing so himself,  and a crowd was collecting in front 01  the house, Mrs. Jones, who had said not  a word, discovered that the child had  swallowed nothing but a. teaspooniul oi  vanilla extract.  An old man was troubled with gout,  and a cheap wine merchant sent him  some sherry, which he warranted as  a specific. Some time after the dealer  received this acknowledgement :  "Sir, I tasted your wine, and I prefer the gout."���Exchange-  Mag���Say, Liz, wot's de difference  between twins an' odder kids ? I did  know but 1  foigot.  Liz���Why, de difference is dat dere  ain't any difference between twins.  Dai's what makes 'cm different.���New  .York Sun.  "You are a picture of gloom this  morning, Colonel. What is troubling  you?"  "Poverty."  "Poverty? Why, everybody knows  you are worth half a million."  " Not my own poverty, look you.  That of my friends."���Chicago Tribune.  The maiden fair nruv reasons thus :  "I'll gayly flirt and be  A little wicked���just a wee,  Wee, tiny bit���you see,  Ere very long it will be Lent:  I'll have so  much time to repent."  ���Chicago Record-Herald.  "This fishin' fever seems to be contagious," said the stranger, noting the  long row of anglers peiched upon the  creek bank.  "\es, it's contagious all right-,"  said the man who had been fiPliing  four hours without a nibble, "but not  ketchin'."���New England Homestead.  in a table cloth.-   1 thing he's blind, f'r  Boston seed house and was  evidently'   he was led in be a dog on a sthring,'  old seed, judging from its  color and   Says he.    *Oh, it's on'y   ol*    Homer,'  slow  germination.    The farmers .who    were   so   unfortunate  as  to  buy  seed  from this lot paid tour times its first  cost for the pure living seed contained in  this sample.    The    farmers    of  Nova Scotia have been paying too high  a price for their red clover seed. 'One  sample t     contained       (iroin       Weymouth)       twenty-two       species       of  weed      seeds.        The      nature      and  prevalence of the impurities of the s^ed  from the Province of Nova Scotia are  much the same as those from the other  Provinces.  Charlock or wild mustard seed was  found  in large ^qu-iitities in  samples  from  some dealci >,  one  set  of seed3  containing    sixteen    species of    weed  seeds.    In general the quality  of the  red clover from Prince Edward Island  was  better  than that from the  other  two Maritime Provinces, and the market price per bushel was lower.    One  sample from Morcll contained sixteen  species of weed seeds, and 19,350 weed  seeds to the pound, while the samples  irom Bridgetown, Morcll, Eldon Belfast, and Alberton, each contained a  plentiful admixture of charlock or wild  mustard seed. ,  With the exception of three samples  the quality of the i��d clover seed obtained from the Province of British  Columbia was excellent. Most of the  samples were obtained from Windsor  and Toronto seed houses. Samples  from Nanaimo and Mount Tol-  mie contained ten and twelve seeds  respectively of cha.lock or wild mustard in the ten-gram samples (about  one-third of an ovi:e) that were examined. The sanipes that contained  the largest amount of impurities came  from Nanaimo, Vancouver, and Mount  Tolmie.  A careful perusal of these facts and  figures points unm ������ akably to the necessity for legislation along the lines of  protecting the farmers from those unscrupulous dealers who are flooding  the country with noxious weeds and  bleeding the agriculturist by means of  mixed and often worse than useless  seeds. It is evident that the relative  market prices of timothy, alsike and  red clover seeds arc not determined by  their actual value, and ��ompetition in  the seed trade_ has been too largely  confined to prices without due attention to quality.  Too many local ''eaters dabbling in  the seed trade are incompetent to safeguard their customcis Irom the dangers connected therewith. Under present conditions it is advisable to purchase soeds d-irect from seed firms that  are known to be reliable. 1  Ignorance on the pail of farmers, as I  says th' icitor. 'Tell him ���I'm busy,'  he says. 'Carnaygie has busted him.  People will talk about him fr'm now on  as th' fellow that Carnaygie threw into  th' fire.     ,  " 'Twill be a hard blow to Hogan.   I  nivcr r-icad annytlnng    that    Homer  wrote but Hogan an' th' ol' fellow was  gi-reat frinds.    I  got    an    idee'   that  Ilomer ain't anny too  well   off.     lie  niver knew annything   about    manny-  facthnu'   pig  lr'n,   an'   bcin'   blind   he  couldn't tell good money fr'm bad.   He  nivcr sold  canned  air to th'   Government f'r armor plate an' he el In't know  th' Prince iv Wales at all. - If ye wint  to  ol'   Homer  an'  thried  to  tell  him  that  be  handin'   a   little  coin   to   tk'  freight agent iv th' Pmnsylvania he cud  ship his pothry fr'm Pittsburg to Phil-  lydelphy cheaper thin  Roodyard  Kip-  lin',  th' chances' ar-re he'd  tell ye to  go to th' divvle an' raysume his pome.  He had no business head an' he niver  founded  a  libry  buildup, though   I've  lieerd tell he    founded a few    hbries.  Poor ol' la'ad!    I"feel bad about him.  But it's hard on Hogan.   He's always  blowin' about Homer.   Ye'd think this  ol' fellow was all th' potcs theie iver  was.    It was  Homer this an'  Homer  that.    Homer    says    so-an'-so.    D'ye  raymimber  what   Homer   said   about  that?   He's as blind as a bat but he can  see more thin mortal man.   *   *   *   *  Sivin cities claim Homer's birth place,  which is eight more thin claim Andhrew    Carnaygic's���Ithaca, Utica    an'  five other places in cinthral New York  that I don't raymimber.    'I  felt/ say*  Hogan, 'whin I first met Homer like  th' pote that said he felt like somebody  or other whin first he looked out upon  th' Passyfic fr'm th' City iv Mexico,'  he says.    Why,  th' man's been crazy  about that ol' blind fellow.    STow, it's  my turn.   Whin he comes roiu.I, ye'l'  hear me say: 'How's yc-re frind Homer now?' or 'Have ye heerd fr'm Homer lately?' or 'What's Homer don' in  th' pothry line?'    I'll make'life a burden to Hogan."  "Ye didn't see what Carnaygie said.  did ye ? EJ1 tell ye. 'Th' other night/  he says, T. wint home, tired out with  thr compliments I rayceived fr'm mesilf  an' settled in me cozy libry, full iv th'  choicest backgammon boords,' he says.  'I picked up wan book afther another  fr'm th' libry table. Slh'range to say,  they were all be th' wan author���me  fav'rite author, th' kindliest sowl that  is a constant inspiration to me���mesilf,'  he says. 'I craved lighter readin' an'  sint out to me butler, who's a grajato  iv a Scotch college���which I have  made into a first-class intelligence office���Fr anny readin' matter he had on  nana., l-ie sint me a copy iv a pote  be th' name iv Homer���I don't reck-  lect his full name, but I think 'twas  James J. Homer. P'raps some iv. ye  will know. He's a Greek pote an' this  book was in th' original Greek translated into English,' he says. 'I read it  very fluently,' he says. 'Well, I don't  know that th' matther is worth talkin'  about excipt to tell ye how I felt  about it, but if this is th"way modhern  hthiachoor/ is tindin', I'm goin' to put'  a blast^chimbly into all me Hbries. Of  all -th' bum books ! Here's a fellow  settin'' down to write an' gcttin'' th'  good money iv th" public that hasn't  ,amiy style, anny polish, an' don't know  th first ilimints iv th' Greek language.  An' his charackters ! I 'tell ye, boys,  I know,a few.things about kings. I  don't go be hearsay about thim. I know  thim. I've had thim right in me own  house.' "  There' follows a fanciful, roughly  drawn comparison between King Edward and Achilles and then: "'Homer  don't know th' customs iv good s'ciety.  He writes like 'a cook. I was so fury-  ous I hurled'th' book'into th' fire an' '  Im goin' to direct that t. ny'future  wurruk iv his be'excluded'fr'm me lib-  nes,'< he says.       r ,  ��� "An' there's Homer in' th' 'fire/ Poor ',  ol la'ad.    His day is done.   He's been  caught  fakin', ah'  nobody  will  thrust  him again.    If ye go  into th' ' Dope  '  Lover's Libry, an' ask f'r th' 'pomes ���  iv Homer, they'll say: 'I want .ye to'  fndherstand this is a rayspictable shop. ���  alee a copy iv'Trccumphant    Dimo-  cracy be A. Carnaygie.   HoP, on there J *'  Don't ye throw that inkstand 1'     ,  , "Poor.ol' la-ad.    Where'llPhe   turn  now,? Mind ye, I think me frind Andhrew Carnaygie is r-right.   Th' book  iv Homer's pomes that Hogan brought"  in here wan day had pitchers    iv th'  kings, an,' wud ye believe it, they wag' -  all thruckmen.    Yes, sir. ivry king iv  thim was dhrivin' a dhray anPfightin'  fr'm'it jus''like ye  sec  thim    in  th* "  docks. - I   suppose < th'  poor,   ol' 'man  niver see a king in his life.    His ideeJ  iv a king is a big fellow on ���> dcliv'ry'  waggon.   But I'm sorry Carna>gie wint  '  at,him that r-rough.    He    ought,   to-  considered that he was'ol' an' blind an'-  ,  hasn't got more'thin a-millyon years '  longer to live.   If he'd sint him a phot-    "  typraft'or a short description or something to wurruk on, .an' thin    if    he  didn't put a "cutaway coat on Achills.i-  it wud be time to hammer him.    But  th' harm is-done.' t. Homer's   cooked.  It's a gr-reat joke on, Hogan." 1  "I wondher what he'll    say ?"   said    *  Mr. Hennessy. -    "     ,  '.'Maybe," said Mr. Dooley, "he'll say  that Homer don't care." t ,  ' At a small wayside station a woman  gave up a ticket and a half for herself  and-a lubberly son. Said the collector, thoughtfully :  -  "A bit big for half    a ticket, ain't'   "  he?" ' ,^     -       .  "Maybe'he is," sa'd the woman, with  ...  prompt directness, "but he wasn't when  he left heme. ^ Yours is a\slow lin��.*   -._  ���London "Globe. .   '" ,   *" 1 '-    ���  ', Among the new-uses to which paper 1��~'"  being .put are artificial teeth and "uppers" for boots and shoes.   The old saying, "There is nothing like leather," may  some time be changed to "There's noth- T  ing like paper."   At this very moment a  substantial  business  fum  in  Boston is  considering a proposition to take up the  woik of manufacturing paper hats.   By  and by a high hat, dress suit and shoes  rivaling patent leathers, all made of paper, may bo considered quite the correct  thing.   The paper age may astonish the  woild to a greater degree than any that  have preceded it.  In tho center of a piece of Canadian birch timbei, which recently arrived at High Wycombe, Eng., was  found a young birch tiee, 2 1-2 inches in  diameter. It had escaped the saw, although the piece of wood was only three-  inches in thickness. The young birch  had enjoyed an independent growth, and.  it is supposed that years ago a seed fell  into a hollow part of the old tree and  developed into a sapling, forcing its way  up thiough the trunk of its paient. The  hollow was completely filled for a distance of scvcial yards. This curious  freak of nature is to be preserved.  So many members of the staff of the  Mafcking "Mail" were locently incapacitated at otic time that the editors felt ~  obliged to apologize for the paucity of  news in a certain issue. "We are sorry,"  they said, "but we could not help >it.  One of the staff had rheumatics and par- '  tial paralysis of the shoulder, another  has had a few days' colic, and yet another could not come to work because his  child was dangerously ill. One left without notice and paid two pounds for an  interview with the resident magistrate  in consequence, and another seized the  opportunity to break into tcctotalism,  while more terrible still, one of oui\best  wont and got married."  The Chinese representative at Washington, in (a recent despatch to Pokin,  stated that some of the Chinese students in the United States ha'd begun to  cut off tlieir queues and to assume Foicign  clothes in lieu of the flowing garb of the)  Celestial Empire, as a matter of convenience while residing in the great Republic. His Excellency was instructed  th&t the queue was the badge of their  nationality, and its abolition an infringement of the laws of the Manchu dynasty. As the result, the students have  been ordered to resume the wearing of  the queue, on pain of being sent back to  China, to bo punished.  While Mrs. Peterby was busy cutting  her husband's hair, their littlo son Johnny proceeded to p:ck up some hair that  was scattered over the floor, says.The  Philadelphia Ledger.  "Please, ma, mayn't I have a look of  papa's hair 1    I want it so  badly."  "Yes, my child. Just see there, John,  what an affectionate little fellow he is ;  that child has more heart than any child  I ever saw."  "What do you want the lock of hair  for. Johnny V said Mr. Peterby.  "I want to tie it on the tail of my  bobby horse," said Johnny.  -'J,-  ^a'S^_zsiia,ri-=:  WlwJ  -^ww(5iS^w_ta3C-C!^_  ��� -':.:-��^  IKSSffiSKSSS  mm !>������ [oopybiohted]  Her Free  <Ur>  vtf^  By Florence WARDrN  Author of "The House in the Marsh," "A Prince of,Darkness," '  etc, etc.  i&>h*>ho '' ^^^<&WBLW&  to. hie voice as he saidi  "Are you nil right?"  "Oh, yes. I'm���I'm much obliged to  you���of couiso," said she, speaking with  so much irritation that Astley suddenly;  burst out laughing  It' was not that he was ill-natured,  not that he was unsympathetic; but the  Incongruity of her words with tho service he hail just lendered her stiuck him  to control the impulse wh'ch moved him  His laughter startled the jjtrl as nothing else could liuve done ,Sli�� stood before'him���for they had now sciamblcd  up a little way-���and si ired at him stol-  u&r. -v -      -��� - y- "  t ''Whv do ��"U laugh?," said she shortly.  * Brought mce to fact with, the knowledge ' that he was behaving unconventionally, Astley grew serious again.  ^"Indeed  I/don't   < know" .saWfJi*.  /There's nothing really laughable'abeut  the affair "for me; for I've got wet  through;  and as  I'm ,���dcad;lamo,  and  < CHAPTER I.  Two miles at least from anywheic,  with the first flakes of a coming snowstorm falling, a biting wind cutting into  your bones, suffering moreover from a  recent spell of fever and a scaice healed  gunshot wound:'can uioital man imagine  k much woise predicament?  ThiB was not, however, the whole sum  ���f the suffering of Astley Darwen on  that bitter December day. Vor he had  not only himself to think of, but he had  to consider also the fact that he was in  ���harge  of  a brand-new  motor-car,  the  groperty of a confiding friend, which had  roken down in a hopeless manner when  he had got a. few, miles out of Oxford,  And widen ho'felt bound to stand* by.in  misfortune as it had stood by him up,to  "then.   , ,*-,.'  With much oxertion, therefore, and  limping along in a very chastened mood,  lAstlcy dirccted'his steps, motor and all,  towards a riverside inn which he knew,  where he proposed to leave tho car "for  th* time, and to get rest and refreshment for himsolf, beforo -returning into  the town. ' - ! * ' > pi  ��� Never had ho "seen tho place so de-  ���erted. Not so much as a tramp did he  meet to give him a hand on,his way.  Slowly, painfully, with laborious steps;f  ho pushed tlie vehicle along, filled* with  that deep bouso" of humiliation and  .basement of which tho Englishman becomes conscious when, after forsaking  his true fcriend tho horse, and taking up  with the modern substitute, that substitute breaks down 4 and, jto j[ to speak,  taunt* him with his < inconstancy.       '  When he had got so near the inn that  ft shout would'nave brought someone  out to him, Astley paused, a moment,"  ���nd gavo a look sound him.  The snow was beginning to drive down  at a faster ratej the wind was-whirling'1  the flakes'round before dropping �� them  _.in little feathery clumps wherever there  was a nook or a hole to be filled. Already  "a cloudy,vail hung between him and the  river, whioh was running fast and look-.  Sag black as it ran.  There was just one figuro in sight, and  Astley watched ^it with the interest {to  which its lonely position entitled it. It  was that of- a woman; apparently a  ���light  young  girl,   who,   with her  hat  {ressed down tightly with one hand, and  er skirts blown round her like a sheath,'  was running lika a aire with the wind,  ���long the towing path and towards' the  hand-bridge which crossed the river,. a  Bttle below this point, past an old water-    ������ JJ^f '^1��^^Fffi"��k  *_ul. -long fast enough to���to���"      <  her own 'bedioom, where she quickly  piovidcd hei with some riothing to put  on while hei own was dned downstairs  at the kitchen hie ,  " When the sniveling gill had had her  circulation restored by a waim bath, and  had put on -the elothes provided for her  by hei good-natuied hostess, she sat  down befoie the bedioom flic, with her  face buried in her hands, and her heait  oppressed with fenis which were stiange-  ly diflerent from the misencs which had  brought her to her present plight.  in a short time theie came a tap atj  the door, and on her crying, "Come in,"  she found herself once more in the presence of Mrs. Benne, who smilingly asked  her how she ielt, and handed her a cup  of tea, '    '    '  "Oh,(I'm all .right, thank you, and^I  don't know what to sny to you, or how  to thank you for your kindness," said  the'girl, reddening and holding down her  head, as if to hide hei lace fioin scrutiny. ^ '  "Bless me, that's nothing!" said Mrs.  Benne, pulling back the window-curtain  n little >,o that,��he eould get a better  look at her guest s face. For, though  it,was still early, the J>epmbsr day had  alieady begun to u/m in tow.uds dusk.  "1  only   hopo  you'\��  not  u.iught  cold  With so much foice that, being not un- Never aJUill I forg-1 Mu linn it gave mo  naturally m a state of some excitement        flee bof,   vou und tl)e gontleraaiI|  over his adventure, ho was quite unable   looklngJ that blu; Jml s|1!Vernig at tho  door. How did it happen now?' Were  you blinded bv the snow, so that you  both walked right into the river befoie  you saw wheic you were going? Oh,  theie now, don't'mind'uic'" added tho  ,grood woman with a*little laugh, patting  the girl's arm kindly, ni she'seemed to  shrink into herself at these words. ' "I  know what young foiks are; (I've been  young myself, and I know it's very little they'see of anything but each other."  Tho young girl moved restlessly under   , the infliction of this speech, not know-  havcn^t'WgVoTover an ^attack of ty- \ ing whether she had better confess that  phoid, there's really nothing about^this the man who was hei fellow-sufferer was  adventure which ought to mako niemer- j a stianger'to her, or allow Mrs. Benne ���  yyw      i       ������   " " *      - w~ ���'���I curiosity to evapoiate m ignorance,  The woman stared at him, and a little j  ;sound, likea^smotheied sob, came to her  lips. Her eyes, which were black and  looked unnaturally large in her face now  that it was blue-gray with cold, suddenly became moist. " "  "Let me help you up the bank," eaid  'she. ^ i ' \  And hV'wus now her turn to"do hlma  service, for his injured limb was benumbed with tho coldfi and she 5had hard  work in getting him up to the' top of  -the bank, which was,.now wet and slippery. '  .."I'm*"much obligedvto^you," said he,  With7his teeth chattering.   /     i ij  And he tried to walk/following her  eta she hurried along in the direction of  the bridge. 'A cuuous���objcot she looked,  with her lank garments clinging to her,  and theiwatei still pouiing' down, all  over her. Befoie sho had'got many  steps away she , turned half round to  lookvat.her rescuei. iHe was hobbling  , along with evident pain, and she hesitated, her conscience getting the better  of her shyness. In another moment she  had come hack to him. t�� ���  ~ "Won't you let me help you along!"  "said, she quickly, in, a shamefaced way.  "Thanks.   It's very good of you, but  you'd'better make haste and���get some-  He was much too far off'to see her  face, hut something in the woman's walk  - and manner made Astley look again,  Km! presently made him leave his motor-  nrj to hobble <a few steps in the direction in which she had gone, to look at  her again.  And the mora he looked, the more interested he became.  The woman reached the bridge,  stepped on it, stopped short, turned once,  turned twice, hesitated, - eame off the  bridge again, and stood for a few moments looking down it the water. Then  again she made a dish for the bridge,  crossed it, and"dlsappeared in the veil of  ���now.  ABtley had by this time made up his  mind to follow her. Something in his  fcwn circumstances nt that time;made  Bim take a special inlerest, of a cynical-  if bitter rather thai' a benevolent sort,  In the doings of any woman of eccentric  tendency. So he crossed the bridge, and  turned to the right, and saw tho same  figure again, this time close to the racing  water.        '    *  She did not sco him    Sho did not hear'  him.    The snow was driving, the wind  was roaring and whistling in the leafless  trees, and sho walked along the bank  quickly, without a look behind.  Then suddenly she stopped. Whether  she was blinded by tl c snow, or whether she did it of her own fieo will sho  never told; but the ie\t moment sho  was down the bank and in the water.  Astley was near enough to scramble  down the bank afler her, to snatch at  her dress, to seize it, and to hold on,  wet through himself, until, somehow or'  other, neither ever knew exactly how,  they both found l_"inselves, dripping,  shivering, in a state of pitiable amazement at their cii eumstances, on the  ���limy grass and mud at tho edge of tho  river.  Such a bedraggled, miserable object  rb the woman looked, Astley thought ho  had never beheld. What she was like it  was impossible to tell; for her hair had  got loose and was hanging in strings  down her face; she had lost her hat, and  a wisp of something winch had that  morning been a oravut of white chill on  now hung round her neck like a coid.  Her voice was young, and so ho con-  oluded that the creatine was a girl: and  to his surprise, there was an accent of  refinement in it which he had not been  prepared to expect.  "Thank you, thank you," she said,  rather tartly, as sho freed herself fiom  the grasp of her preserver's hands, and  made a futile attempt to diaw her jacket back into its proper place: it had  twisted itself round her in an indescub-  able way, while one of tho sleeves had  become stretched to an inordinate  length  I can't leave you, after what you  did, until I've seen you out of it, too,"  murmured the gnl in a low voice, still  ��� in the same awkwaid and shy, manner.  Suddenly it occurred to Astley to  tihink that it would be better for the  girl, as well as for luru, for her to remain under his eye for the present. So  he saids  "Very well. Then we'll get to the other side, to the inn theie, and���"  > -"Oh, no," cried she m sudden horror  But^the next moment she'checked hei-  seli, aad said, in alow voiced "Yes, yes,  to the inn.   Very well "  They had to go against the driving  wind now, and, at the slow late of progression which was the best Astley was  capable of, they were ,so blue and stiff  with the cold by the tune they*got across  tho bridge, that it was with difficulty  they parted their hp3 to exchange a few  melancholy words.  "Now���I'll���leave���you. You can ���  get alon�� from here," tho girl said, as  she withdrew her stiffened arm fiom his  when -they had reached the opposite  hank, and were near the little desolate-  looking inn. ,        ��  "You'd better���come in���too," rejoined "Astley, with difficulty forming the  words behind > his chattering teeth.  "There'll be���a fire���Think of it!"  Ho was trying 'to speak with humorous joviality, though his half-frozen companion was scarcely aware of the fact.  She shook her head, but feebly. Astley  tried again.  "Come���you'd better," said he. "You'll  he hall dead���by the time you get back  -���anywhere���if���if���"  Something in these words struck the  girl, and made her hesitate.  Half dead! Dead! That was a solemn  word, and it had a new meaning to her  ���who knew what she had just escaped.  6ho let hersolf be persuaded. When Astley put a cold, stiff hand on her arm, aa  if again asking for hei support, sho silently 4 gave in, and accompanied him up  the Dtths path, trembling and wearing a  very hang dog expression.  Before they reached the door it was  thrown open, and the landlady, with a  hearty warmth of kindness, which sent  aglow to both the fio/cn hearts, hurried  them withui doors, and busied heiself at  once in preparations for their restoration.  "Here, Sam, go and tell your master  to find some clotheB for a gentleman  that's fallen in the water!" screamed  she, not waiting to hear paiticulars of  the accident. "And, Susan, light a file  in'my room, and go and rout out something for tho lady. This way,, this way,  my dear. Oh, you'll eatch'your death of  cold if we don't make haste. How did  you do it? Come, this way, this way!"  And the good woman, talking herself  Astley was by this time exceeding      ��- ^^"���- ����"&;;=  ja&Mf, anil his ill-humor was duoeimbl-   J�� %��gue��rta to flnd an an3Wer) hurried  __�� shivering girl up the staira, and into  "Oh, it w_sn't that, it was not at all  like that," she said, with a little frown  and a restless movement. - %  "Oh well/ never mind, I won't bother  vou. You neither of you want to talk  about it, I see." From these words<;the  girl gathered-that her unknown rescuer  had been as reticent as herself. , "I only  hope the poor gentleman will get over  it as well as you seem to have'done;  but-he's, done nothing, but shiver ever  since." ' ' , ,  "Really?" said the girl, m a strangled  voice, rising instinctrv ely as she uttered  the word. " *    -  ' "Really and truly It seems he's not  long got overman attack of^yphoid, and  he's been wounded beside, so he's'more  than ordinanly susceptible just now. Do  you want to see him?" she went on, moving towards the' door, as if to lead > the  way downstairs.  <rNo," said the girt sharply, as she  promptly resumed her seat by the fire.  Mrs. Benne seemed rathei surprised, if  not displeased     * '       �� " *  "He's sitting all by himself in the parlor downstans," said she, while she began to wonder whether a serious quarrel was at the bottom of thi3 accident,  "He's sent into Oxford for a fiy, to take  you both, and in the meantime I advised  him to keep as warm as possible."  Again the girl stood up, and now it  was impossible to mistake the expression  of her face for anything but one of sen  oua concern.  "Not for both of us," she said quickly.  "Ho���I���"  She stopped. The landlady was confirmed in her suspicion, and the expres  sion of her face changed also. Intense  curiosity began to get the bettor of every other feeling in her breast, and the  girl, grateful as she felt for the kindness  she had received, was womed and dis-  ties3ed by her position, and a little inclined to resent Mrs oBenne's evident  wish to know more than anybody chose  to tell her.  "Oh well, of course, it's no business of  mine," said the landlady, after a pause  to allow her guest to unbosom herself if  -.he chose. "Of couise I've no wish to  intrude, though I've been trusted with  i good many secrets in my time."  "Theie's no secret in the case," said the  ^irl, ��� with unconscious irritation, turning to the window, and looking out at  (he still fast falling snow. "I slipped  and fell into the water, and���and this  gentleman got me out, and unfortunately got wet through himself in doing so.^  That's all."  "I quite understand, and I won't trouble you again till the fly comes," said  Airs. Benne, as she snatched up her little  tray and retreated to the door.  And before her guest could detain her  to express afresh her thanks for the  kind treatment she had received, Mrs.  Benne had shut hei self out of the room,  and was on her way downstairs.  The girl sprang up again, and once  more stared out in the gathering gloom.  The snow was falling faster than ever:  the wind swept clouds of the fenthery  I-1-es now lo the ri'rht and now to the  left, and the black line of the river was  growing dim.  "I must get away, I must get back!  muttered the girl, peeling out at the  fiat country along the river bank with a  dismal sense of the difficulties that lay  before her Then she tinned quickly,  and having by this time exchanged her  bouowed gaiments foi her own, proceeded to put on her jacket and misshapen headgear which, much damaged  by the water, had to do duty for a hat.  With one horrified glance in the little  looking-glass at the strange object she  then appeared, she huiried across tho  room, opened the door softly, and ran  downstairs. .  The day was by this time fading last;  the heavy clouds and the falling snow all  contributed to the daricness and the  gloom. At the bottom of tbe narrow  staircase she came to a window half  blocked with snow, and to a door which  she knew was the back door of the  house. ...  Almost leaping to the ground in her  haste to get away, the girl had her fingers on the handle when someone darted  out oi an opposite door and, turning in  ner direction, began to giopo for the  latch, evidently without seeing her.  Instinctively she diew back; the other  person found the handle and threw open  the door.  It was the man who had rescued her  from the rrtcr. At the sumo moment  they saw, iecogni_ed each other, and uttered an exclamation.  Each understood that they had had  the same idea in their minds, that of  escaping from the house without the  knowledge of tho other.  CHAPTER H.  A cunous situation it was, and for the  first moment each hesitated what to  make of it. Then, with a laugh, Astley  spoke: ,   . i  "Not inviting outside, is it? And���  there's a fire in,that room."  Din wing the outer door slowly to, in  the face of a gust of .wind and a whirl  of snow, he looked'round towards the  room out of-wlnch he had just come.  ���The gnl hesitated, made a movement  forward, ns'if 'she would have burst her  way out of the house at sight of him,  and then, with a crimson, hang dog look,  and rbieathing heavily, turned .in the  diiection he indicated. She hoped he  would not i follow her, but he did. Ho  came m Ins turn, into the big, bare room,  with its uncomfortable linoleum-covered  floor, and its rows of deal tables, now  huddled together'rat' one ,end,rwhich  would be covered with little white tablecloths and ranged at even distances when  the summer came, t to' invite the ,tea-  drinking visitors and excursionists from  Oxford. ?' , '   ' ',      -  .. Now there were only .two of these  itables in occasional use, and they were  placed'near the fire,ieach with a'couple  of worn knives, a few .Britannia metal  spoons, and a'dusty basin half full of  Bugar, to intimate that they were at the  service of the chance ^sitor.  On each side of the fue was a spring-  less arm chair, relic of the days of horsehair and crochet antimacassars, and in  one of these Astley had been' taking his  ease when a sudden impulse had uiged  him to leave'the inn before his'fellow-  visitor should make her reappearance.,  For there was,no doubt that their situ-  ���tion with respect to each1 other was an >  awkward one. Astley had few romantic  tendencies, and although the voung woman had certainly not appeared inclined  I      (To be Continued )  Humor of tho Hour.  The Self-made Man���1 got ray education from a correspondence school.    ���  The Other���Ah, a post-graduate, I  perceive.���Harvard Lampoon." ,  A pseudo big chief of the Sioux  Sued hard for the hand of sweet Sue j  He earned the day,       _     v  "'>-      And the mairiage, they say,  Of'Sue and the Sioux will ensue.' ^ *  -   \        >s >      ' ^  '      ''���Smart1 Set  Miss De Swell���I'm afraid, doctor,  that I have been 'having too good a  time. My ' complexionf is " losing' its  color.     What shall I do'? '���  <   -  Doctor���Diet.���Princeton Tiger.   -   i  Tennyson invited Henry llal'am to d^-L^A  godfathci to his lust boy    As they wero [f��  walking up the ehuichyaid the hibtouwi  enquiied of Tennyson, ' \V)nl name i do   "^  you mean to give Jinn'"   "We thought  of calling liim llallam," bind the poet.  "Oil,  had you" not  beltci   call him Alfred ?"r modestly     suggested     Hallain.'  "Aye," lephed the nane luid, "but what ^  if he should turn out a fool I" '     r l  On one occasion, in Manchester, dur-        ',;  mg the performance of  "Macbeth," Sir -'  Hemy Iiung cnane to the line where ho     '   t'  has  to say   to   one  of    the muideiers,  "There's  blood   upon   thy   fice'"     The  great tiagedian stared  so  haid at tho     l  '  actor who was playing  the "murdeiei" t  that that woithy  quite  lorgot ho wa-v  acting upon the boaids  "Uicat Soot!   Is ,  there I" he lephed, in alarm, and lushed     t  off the stage.  On one occasion the Pope wrote a mes-    ^  sage to be punted m a !New Yoik newspaper, and copies were fchown m advanco    , ��   ;  to   prominent men   by   the  newspaper,  with a request foi comment to be-pruited       �� j  at the same time with the document. To  the request made of him, the late Thomas'B. Reed  lephed:   "The oveipowering, ^  unimportance of this makes me speech-          *���  less.   I have nothing to say."              '  One of the most beautiful stones in all   __      "  biographical   htei-atuie  is  thaL  toM^ of      '  'Wendell Phillips, the gieat oiator    He  was passionately devoted to Ins invalid     , '  wife, and one day, after he had lectured,        -,��  his friends urged him .-not to return to   '���   "*'  Boston that night.   "The last train has   JV   ^  left,' they said, "and you will be obliged   *    P  ,to take a carnage.   It wall mean twelve   P�� '  miles of cold riding through the sleet." -'     /���  "Ah, yes," he replied, "but at the1 end of <  uhem I shall find Annie Phillips." r >  The other day a well-known actor was  .showing a visitor to New York through'" *  the Players' Club, where there is a oollec- v''  tdon  of old  ale mugs  used  by  distin-,   n  guished persons. ��� "Here," said the T_es->i    - v   - s  ipian who was doing  tlie honors,  "vet-*/ ,$/>  ,have Edwm Booth's mug;  and'here to" it���     M  Joseph Jefferson's mug; this is Barrett's - , ;  .mug; and here Henry Leslie's mug; here * a v.  we have Mr. Kendal's mug "J "Thanfc    -��� i,  llheaven," interrupted  tlie visitor, "that  'you haven't Mrs. Kendal's mug!"       t *   '  Senator Hoar, at  tflie New England  dinner that?was held recently in Phila-^    j/  idelphia, talked about Now England hosj     * "  pitality.   "It is better now than it used   ?  'to be," he said, "but it will still stand ~   \  -improvement heie aud" there    I remem-  'ber how I dined, not long ago, with a       <  Connecticut! farmer, a boyhood friend oi < *  mine.   For dinner there was turkey.   Ii " ,i~.,  .was an excellent bird, and I ate of i_ - >  (heartily.   I said: 'John, this tuikeyi will  '  'make a  fine  hash   to morrow.'      'Yes,     *  >  George,  it  will,'   tflie  farmer answered,  'provided that you leave, off now.'"     , i  One^of the difficulties'of royolties-^one ^    ^  of the things that^account for the^ten-"     *r  doncy to selfishness which has been con-  w  sidered a weakness of the royal caste���is   , * '  that they so seldom heai the trutih.* For  instance,  when  Louis  XIV.   was  once  playing at backgammon, a favorite game~  with him, a dispute arose as to a doubt-1      [  rful throw of the monarch. The courtiersj  i     .  appealed to by tire King, said! nothing���  not daring to give  the verdict against  tflie King, not caring to tell too palpable  a _e.   The Comte" de Grammont entered!-  at this awkward moment, and the King',  J-sked him to decide the matter.    The'  .witty  courtier   replied   without"a   mo- ,  iment's hesitation:  "Your Majesty is in  I the wrong."    "How," said  Louis, "can  you decade Ibefore you know the quesi  faon?"    "Because,"  replied  the    count,  "hod there been any doubt, all these gen- ~  f  I-  'Wl  V*  Pi  Wigg���I would kill any one who gave I, tlemen would have given it in favor o^  my boy  a dium. There is nothing so? ?0V!r uWfj- " '  -  p*._ 3'       Aa a. -iiitviAV  ,  4��  noisy.  Wagg���Oh, I don't know. A boy can  beat a dium for noise.���Philadelphia  Record. *  Jagglea���I see the scientists have determined that only < the male parrots  leain to talk.  Waggles^���That's probaly so, to judge  from the language they use.�����Jew _ork  Times. ,  �� "What i3 your nameT Inquired the  justice.        l ,  "Pete Smith," resp mded the vagrant.  "What occupation ?" continued the  court.  "Oh ; nothing much at present ; just  cireulatin' round." <  "Retired from circulation for 30 days,"  pronounced the court, dryly.���Green  Bag.      1 '  When Your Heart Gives  Warning of Distress,  don't Neglect Bt-  Dr. Agnew's  As a junior? counsel, Mr. Justice Haw-i  kins was once practising before LotOa  Campbell. In addressing the jury, he referred to a brougham, and pronounced.  the word with two syllables���bro^am.  "Excuse me," said his lordship, blandly,'  "but I think that instead of saying;  'brough-am' you weie to say 'broom,*  'you would be evire intelligible to thai  jury, and, mcr* ^7er, you would save ei  'eyllable," "T *m much obliged to your  'lomlship," -spletly replied Mr. Hawkins,!  and proceeded to bnng his address to a  close Presently the judge, in summing;  uj>, made use of the woid "omnibua" In-  staotly up rose Mr. Hawkins, and ex-k  Claimed' "Pardon me, m'lud, but I would)  take the liberty of suggesting that instead of saying 'omnibus' your lordship  would say "bus,' and you would then!  be more intelOigible to the jury, and besides you would save two syllables."  It is related that while m New York;  Professor Lorenz one evening at diiuieri  was seated next to a cleigyman, who;  was descnbmg to the great Austrian how;  deplorable were moral conditions on th��.  East Side. "Why, professor," said th*1  minister, "I 'heaird an eleven-year-old gill  over there one day step up to a boy of'  about her own age, and say, I'll lick hell  out of you.'" Dr Lotchz looked puzzled,  for he is not familiar with American  elans "Lick," he said; "was ist doa  'hckf " "Why, 'lick,'" sa^d the clergyman, a little puzzled in return, " 'lick?!  is td kick out of, to stamp out from, to  eradicate." "Oh," said the professor,!  "and 'hell.' I don't know 'hell'" "Well,!  *hell' stands for all wickedness, cvery-j  lot the Heart is guarantee! to give *"? thafc if�� T^i" "Ye?,\J ,"����  relief in thirty minute, and in a sEort ������> ����V���fi* ^^i ", e^i,?i  period so strengthen and restore the ��Jrl said ,fc& th,e. ]ftle bo��, sl,�� ^W  beart to perfect action that the entire ��t���\?*t> S^fS* T^Tl^lf^  body feels rejuvenated. An ideal rem, fro-m..hutt- But wl>? should that be *>  edy for Nervousness, Sleeplessness,  Neuralgia, Hot Flashes, Sick Headache, Mental Despondency and all other  ailments resulting from impoverished  nerves through lack of blood. The Rev.  Father Lord Sr., of Montreal, Canada,  says: "I had been a sufferer for 20 years  with organic heart disease, and used a  number of remedies, both in France and  America, but could not even obtain  temporary relief. I tried Dr. Agnew's  Cure for the Heart, and was indeed  Surprised at the immediate relief I obtained. I am firmly convinced that there  Is no case of heart disease that it will  not cure."  Humiliating, Disfiguring Eruptions?  If so, use Dr. Agnew's Ointment.  Mo better remedy to restore the skin to  a healthful condition. Not a grease,  bnt a pure medicinal salve that cures  like magic. Once you use it, you will  ase no other,  as centa. No. 36  _     !  PS  bad?"  Easily Rendered.  "Tli' Princh language," declared Mr..  O'Tunder, "is so like th' Iri<di thot I hev  no trouble at all, at all, t'undyshtand it."  "Nonsense," commented Mr. Plileg^i  gum.  "No nonsinse about it," asserted Mr.j  O'Tunder. "I vmture t' sa-ay there's noi  ixprission in Frinch tihot may not aisilyj  be lipnsscd in Insh, by any wan who is'  famil-yer wid th' two tongues" ;  "More nonsense 1" was the reply ofi  Mr. Phleggum "For instance, how{  would you put 'pardonnez inoi' in Lcis-r**'  "Wud ye shpell it fer me?"  Mr. Phleggum did so.  "Tis oisy,"  declared    Mr.  O'Tunder.  In Irish th' sintince wud be shpokenl  'l  thufli Tardo-Xtex Moike.'  "Judge."  ttl^,.-��it'y<-  k./i n.jyH-1 '' & ��**"���>>..  -H 'j-;  I '���r'jiilPP---'��' -Vrr.Vf.^'Jp > 1  \  <     t  ATP1X     IP  O.,    SATURDAY,    APRIL    ir,     1903.  ��� pi  Ml  i1- '  t'-rv  r  mi  >1;  iftf  ���ft; as  _���  ��S  |P  Ik is  1 ,fe  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church ol Knglnud;       ,  St. Mnrtm's Church, cor. Third and Trainer ��troots. Sunday services, Matins at It a.  m., Kvens,oiiir 7:S0 ji. m. Celebration of Holy  Communion, 1st Sunday in eucli month and  ��� 11 Special occasions. Sunday School, Sun-  Way at, 3 p. m. Committee Meetings, 1st  Tliiii'Mlnj in nneh month.  Kcv. V. 1/. Stephenson, Rector.  St. Andrew's L'i-csIm tei ian Church hold  ���erticps In the Church on Socond Street.  Morning seivii'c iif 11 o\emtic seiwce 1:30  Sunday School ut the Hose of the moruinsj  service. Uov. K. TurUiiietoii, Minister. Vrpo  Keatlinir Itoom, to which nil nre welcome.  i _ .: m ���  WANTED���One or two draught  horses. Apply Clarence Hamshaw,  Grand^Hotel, Atlin, B.C.  The  Discovery Hockey Club intend  giving a  Grand  Ball in the  Nugget Hotel, on Easter  Monday  'night,   April   13th.       Admission,  gentlemen, $1.00; ladies, free.  Let your Light so shine.���Use  Eocene Coal Oil. For sale at McDonald's Grocery.  Robert Wisner, of Pine creek, an  old pioneer, returned on Thursday  last, after spending the winter in  Vancotirer.  Sixty-five cents per  pair Ladies'  Misses'   and   Boys'   Rubbers     at  ''Blackett & Co.'s  Fresh stock of Imported and Domestic Cigars at C, R. Bourne's.  Special  Easter  Services ' will be  - held tomorrow, Easter  Sunday,   at  8 a.m.,'n a.m. and'7.30  p.m.,   at  St. Martin's Church.  ' Oranges, Lemons and Apples���  '' McDonald's Grocery.  The first of the season's crop of  oranges,at E. L. Pillman & Co.'s.  The usual monthly meeting of  the Atlin Board of Trade, which  should "have been held on Thursday evening last, was postponed 011  account of the meeting of the B. C.  Miners' Association. The postponed meeting will be held in the  Nugget Hall, Discover}', ou Thursday evening next, 16th inst, at 8  p.m. A full attendance is requested.  Famous Moosehead Brand, Oil  tan Shoe Packs, just arrived at  Blackett & Co.'s.  There is more solid comfort in a  cup of Blue Ribbon Tea than in a  gallon of most beverages.  The Skagway Daily Alaskan of  the 28th ulto, devoted nearly ten of  its columns to the description and  latest reports of the new Tanana  diggings, incidentally setting forth  that Skagway is the best place to  outfit for the new camp.���Nothing  like a little home "boosting" once  in a while; it does no harm. '  New Stock of Garden and Flower Seeds at C. R. Bourne's.  Subscribe for the Claim, and get  your friends'to subscribe.  The laborer, whose sudden death  at Log Cabin, was mentioned in  last week's issue, was Peter Cos-  tello, an employee of the railroad.  The body was taken to Skagway  for interment.  By the last arrival of the Seattle  at Skagway a large consignment of  hydraulic mining machinery was  landed for the Pine Creek Power  Company; in this there were six  No. 6 giants.  For a good square meal go to  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant.  Ladies !;���See our fine imported  Easter hats.���They can't be beat���  Fraser & Co.  The Churches' Carnival netted  $80.80; expenses, $8.60', leaving a  balanceiof $72.20 available for distribution between the Presbyterian  and English Churches.  \V. Pollard Grant wlio returned  last week trom a hunting trip,  brought in ci\H of ,the finest mountain sheep heads that ever came into Atlin.  FulMiue of AVall Paper at E: L.  Pillman & Co.'s  We are asked to state on behalf  of the Atlin Athletic Club that  the gymnasium of, the club will be  reserved for ladies on, Fridays and  that upon application to'the Secretary, Mr. Plur_.be, ladies desiring  to take advantage of the gymnasium may have, their,, names enrolled.  Blue Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  puie.���It is sold in all' the stores in  Atlin   P        '   '. .  The Committee of the Discovery  Hockey Club will spare no pains to  make the Easter Monday., dance a  success and a cordial invitation is  extended to all. ���*  Now is the time to order your  printed Stationery���Letter Heads,  Account Forms, Statements or Envelopes ��� The Claim. Office can  supply youi wants.   , -'  Spring Cleaning���Get your Wall  Paper and House Lining from J. A.  Fraser & Co.   ,    '<       '     ���  If reports are true, Tom Storey,  of Spruce creek,' has, struck it rich.  He is said to have rocked out $72  in three hours.Pfrom his ."drift. %If  we are not misinformed, we extend  our hearty congratulations, and  trust that it will be a long time till  hejgets through such good pay as  he is said to have.  I M PORTANT  We .beg to quote the following Cash Prices until -  -   * * Further Notice :'"    '  J p ���  Ogilvie^ Flour, per sack . $3.50  Patent,    do       do   -, . ..    3.50  Cream,, Hotel size, per doz   .    5:00  do    Family'size    do  , .2.50  Milk^Reindeer     ' ' do ' - ' .    2,25  Clams, per dozi,   .        .  r .    2.75  Canned Com, per doz .1 .    2.50  Peas       do      . .2.25  Beans      do      .' \ .    2.25"  Tomatoes^do    .   ' .    3.75  D G  Sugar, per lb      , .  Ageii Butter,'i-lbitins    -  Cornmeal, iolbsack-  " �� do.        501b sack  Beans, 12'lbs  Rolled Oats, B & K  Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb  T& B Cut Tobacco, do,-  do   , Chewing        do   -  Ovo, per tin   -'  .10 c.  .50 c.  .85 c,  3-75   -  1. op  ,'65 c  .50 c-  J1.00  -,-75C  ���75c.  2.25o -  C & B Jams, i-lb tins, per doz 3.50' Salmon, per doz    '-    '  0tT     ,     p   ALL    OTHER   GROCERIES" -REDUCED'  '  Big Bargains still left, in Dry Goods and  . Men's Furnishings*  Fine All-Wool Silver Gray Blankets, J0f \2 and,14,pounds,  <     V '-  "'  - for 55, cents a^pound. "       -.,-,���  BLACKETT & CO.  Russell Hotel.  '    DIXON   BROTHERS,   Prop'rietofS  -    :       Pool' & . Billiards,   Free,    c '      '  Freighting, and Jeaniing;- _ _* \]": Horses and Sleighs for:Hire.  MACHINERY FOR SALE���  A complete hoisting and pumping  plant; has only been in use about  a mouth.���For terms,, apply to O.  Belliveau, Gold Run,' or to this  office. This is' rohe' of "the finest  rigs in thecountry.  Mr. W. Wallace 'Grime, Notary  Public & Mining Broker, of Atlin,  has opened a branch office at Discovery for the transaction of mining and general business, and will  attend there on Wednesdays and  Saturdays in future.  A. F. & A. M.��� Notice to all  sojourning brethern���A meeting for  mutual benefit will be held'on 1st  Thursday in each month in the A.  O. U. W. Hall, Atlin, B: C, to  which all brethern in good standing are cordially invited.  Uahcouoer general Store,  ��*-��� W.  ' , > .      ,  Dealers.in1 Provisions, "Dry Goods, Etc.',  A,   S.   Cross   &   Co.  DRINK THE-BEST  "NAB OB,    T E A.  3����  In Lead Packets oi J4-ii> and i-lb each.-  For Sale by all First Class Grocers,  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &"Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  Coing Ocif of  Business  Several Thousand Dollars Worth of Goods.  Couldn't Live Alone.  The Social Editor of the Vancouver World is responsible for the  following interesting bit of news  concerning a prominent Atliuite,  sojourning 'in Vancouver, which  appeared in the issue of the 28th  ulto :  '' The marriage will take place  next month of Miss Agnes Wilson  Gibb, daughter of Mr. and .Mrs.  David Gibb, Robson street, to Mr.  N. C. Wheeling, formerly of Vancouver, but now of AtlinP'  Full details next week.  E. P. Queen^  Fresh oranges, lemons, potatoes,  Y. P. Shredded wheat and- rolled  wheat just arrived at Cross's.  ( F. T. Hamshaw, aocompanied by  his brother, C. M. Hamshaw, J..P.  Kinyon, W. J. Bliss and F. W!  Green, of Cambridge, N. Y.,' A.-'A."  Brown, of Hassick, N.Y., and J. C.  Sherman, of Vancouver, arrived  yesterday morning.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest temperature recorded  for   the week ending 10th inst, is  as follows:  April  Northeras Lumber Go.  Prices for the Season 1903.  -   Rough, up to 8 inches, $35.  ��t'P._<v ^v.do     ro      ���       40.  -   do       dcr   12      ,, v   ���, 45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  ���9  -ALASKA   ROUTE  SAILINGS-  4  5  13 uuuvt  23  ,  6  24  7  17      1  S  2 below  9  X2   ,  ro  15 above  The following Sailings are announced for the month of March,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., orou  arrival of the train :  Princess May, April, 7, 17 & 27  For further information,  apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway, Alaska.  w-��py^'����Hr">-*______a__aa  _._iMUiiiffl��MIIilWMMi|tl[B


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