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ATLIN,   13. C,'  SATURDAY.,.  Ai-RIL    2,    iyo4.
London, 26th:—Tlie Times' correspondent at StP Petersburg repoits
- that eleven Rus'.ian soldiers weie
.court-martialed aud shot atlikutsk
Siberia today, for pillaging, houses,
ravaging women "'and committing
other excesses.      ~r
' Port Artli,nr, 25:—On the arrival 'of General Kuibpatkiii in Tian/-
, Baikal,,Tci 1 itor> to-day, he received
a message from 'Gehei'al Linevitch
stating.that the'Rus.siar tioops were
impatiently awaiting his coming
aiid thiisting'tor vengeance.
- Seoul, 25:— A baud of Cossacks
attacketftheKoiean'troops in North-eastern Korea, and, after hours of
fighting wsre repulsed. Thii ty five
Cossacks were killed, only five es-
capirg. Seventeen Koreans were
; killed a;:d twtnty'wouiided.
Seoul, 26th.—Japanese scouts report that they have djicovered Rus-
sia'^troops .south of Yalu River in
much '.stronger force than was
tho'ught^tO'bi the case. -In military
circles this disposition of Russians
is consideied quite  the  reverse of
"grave, it being declared to weaken
the Russian defense lines giving
them still gre*Uer territory to'" look
'alter.* The country, south.'of the
Yalu River'is all Korean and^the
Koreans.'are enthusiastically,",pro-
Japanese, looking to, them as the
coming saviourslof their country., '
, Seoul,t26:— Marquis Ito,was the
guest of honor at a luncheon to-day
of the Briti-.li Minister resident here
and the British Colon}'.
-, A Korean accused of being a
Russian spy has been executed at
Ping Yang by the Japanese.
Tokio, 26th.—A foimal announcement that Korea has finally decided to open the port of Yongampho
to che trade oi the world reached
this government today, but the actual date of the opeuing has not
yet betn determined.
Lio Yang, Manchuria, 28th.—
Geu. Mishthcenko, here is informed that the Japanese have suspended their advance on the Ping Yang
Anju Line. Some 3,000 Japanese
are stationed at Anju, 1,000 at Pak
Chieng. Forty Japanese warships
and transports are anchoied at Chemulpo. According to Russian advices the object of the Japanese is
to turn Russhn flank for which
they are waiting for a concentration
of their army.
Tokio, 28.—A private telegram
from Korea states that the Russians
are establishing a strong position in
the vioiaicy of Antung. They are
said to have seven fortresses completed and are erecting six additional. It is also reported that four
batteries of artillery have been established at Chyang Siong. The
Russians   are   experiencing   great
difficulties iu Uausporting theii army supplies,'pailicularly from Liao
Yang. The ionu\aie bad, looVi is
scaice and no cattle available. The
Russians'have b^en hilling and eating hoit-es. '' >    ,
„Sl/Pelers!>uig, 281I1.- -Capt. fr-
koi fl", was sentenced toclav ' to 25
yeais penal servitude lor selling information to the Japanese. His'defence ■va.s.that tlie information sold
was a matter of common knowledge
aiuI of no impoi tnnee.     - •
%London, 28.—The Times Tok'io
special'says that tl]-*"Japanese fleet
renewed the attack on Port Aithui
Tuesday night anduinder cover 01
a tenific shell fire" succeeded sinking seven large steamers at the 'entrance- ol the harbor. A leport
fiom AdmiraliTogo is expected as
to whether the blockade is now
complete. No jewer than .3,000
Japanese officers and men volunteered to man the Steamers which
weie destined to block Port Aithur.
New Chwai g, 29. — The cnil ad-
ministinjioii last e\enii:g notified
all foreign "onsiils .and residents
here of Viceiov Alexieff's 01 der
placing the city and ' port of New
Clnvang under- martial law, ex-
plaining it to have beeii orderedTto
safeguard all 'commercial inteiests
here. These regulations stop at
once all" New Chwang tradr-.' " Iu
some quarters the order is regarded
as an" appaient challenge to~the'
neutral p-jweis, especially to China
on account of this appropriation "oi
her territory. "It also renders the
United States Gunboat Helena and
the British cruiser Espiegle liable
to an order to leave the port at
once. Consuls here await instructions from their respective governments as there is no law to guide
their actions.   - -   -
' Tien'Tsin, 29.—Lloyds agent
at New Chwang telegiaphs that
that port is now open. The Russians have not yet blocked the river. There is no movement of the
troops, and. the town "is riu perfect
St. Petersburg, Mch.3,9. —Large
crowds at th,e bulletin boaids are
reading the official accounts of the
second unsuccessful attempt of the
Japanese to bottle up the Russian
fleet at Port Aithur, and of Lieut.
Krinizkis heioic attack on the enemy's warships and toipedo boats
and the action of three Russian officers in boaidin^ tin. bumiufc steamers and extinguishing the flames,
cutting the wires connecting the infernal machines, evokes great enthusiasm.
Tokio, 29:— Tfo official verification has been given heie of the reported beatirg off of the Japanese
fleet at Port Arthur by the Russians. It is commonly rumored
here that such an attempt has been
made to effectually block the harbor
and that owing to the low water the
ships iutended to be sunk were un-
able,to r&ich lhe.point desiied,1 but
that th^y havebeeu sunk where a
conceited movement of the Russian
fled ii itnpoy>ible, icjiiiiing that iu
t.ituie in all salhe.** the Russian ves:
sels must pick"Ihei 1 way m or out
slowly anil'oue at a time, because
of the short curves in the onh possible' channel.,      *'   ,    - ■
The repot is of the fighting-received unofficially hom Wei HaT Wei
uonld show a deadly giapple almost hand tc hand between thetoi-
pedo'boats .which attended the fire-
ihips and the Russian torpedo boats
which came out to meet them It
is denied'that until the Japanese
withdrew after the sinking of the
fireships the - Russians -.boaidcd
the ' ships aiid' extinguished ' the
flames. This .was iiot done until
long after the slowly-burning ships
in'the'iiiud had been' demonstrated
to. not be charged with 'explosives.
Propei ly speaking, they „were not
fiieships, the lights ou the .decks
being.but for the purpose of blinding the eyes of the Russians to .the
movements of the -Japanese boats
uearbyrwhich'was done'most effec-
tualb\"the later reports fiom Admiral .Togo .being expectedto, verify the'himoied sinking 'of, seveial
moie of tUc-Russian craft from torpedoes.       ' , -     -."""..
•Seoul,-,30: —"A-' report, has>just'
reached -here, that filtv Japanese and
one hundred Cossacks were 'killed
in a s:kirmish at Anju and 'Tinjn.
The above probably refers to the
engagagement leported, last night
as having occuired March 26. but
in which no Co_ssack losses were
mentioned. --   - '•    -; ,
London, '"30:-- The Associated
Press learns that the Biitish-Government has no intention of protesting against the Russian action
iu declaring martial law in New
Chwang. An endeavor will be
made aftet the cessation of hostilities to secure its compensation for
such British merchants as have
been pecuniarily affected.
Paris, 30:— Removal by lhe Russian aulhoiities of British and A-
merican flags in New Clnvang is
causing lively discussion here.
General opinion supports Russia's
right to administer New Chwang
thiough the militia.
Tien Tsin, 30:— Iu a conversation to-day with the Russian Mili-
t iry Agent he said he does not expect any serious engagement of the
Rus'iiau and Japanese land forces
for two 01 tlnce monihs.
New York, 30:— The New York
World, says,—"George Slosseu, in
a game of eighteen inch balk line
billiards with Dr. Arnold, has broken the world's record with an unfinished run of 291. The best previous run »vas 222, by Ora Morniug-
star, an American player, in Paris.
St. Petersburg, 30th.— Emperor
Nicholas has received a despatch
from Gen.  JKuropatkin giving   a
length}' repoit fiom Ge'u." Mishtc-
henkc dated 1 p.ni .\I;irc)i"2Stii., in
which lie 'says an impoi taut engagement took placcncarilie'toV.it
of Chong Ju in winch the Russians
were defeated, i*_tning"" in perfect
oiclei. Cavalry/and infantry of
both skies - weie engaged". The.
Russians occupied a co"mpianding
position.* The Japanese -fought '
gallaulh 'but owing to heavy losses
were unable to occupy the  position-
abandoned b'v the Russians
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London, 31st.—The Japanese legation has  received   the  following
official despatch, from Tokio, of the
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fighting of the Japanescv.and Russian laiid-ioices at Chohg Ju aiier
defeating the enemy.. The enemy
numbered about six hundred and
has"retreated"~in 'the direction t of
Wiju. Our casualties are' Lieut.,
Kano and four others killed.    Capt '
Kurokawa and twelve others wouu-,
ded of the  cavalry  force.-,* There
were no casualties to'"oi:r  iulanti}'.
Two (dead bodies were 'left   by" the,
enemy on the, field, ,but it is  iepor-.
ted that,seven or eight   meii   were l
killed inside the town.'  These were
carried off by the enemy who  must
at least have sustained losses  equal
to our own.      * "-'   ,_
St. Petersbiiig, 31'st.—A later of-,
ficiai-despatch from jGeneral'Misht- ,
chenko repoiLS'upon the  authority
of>-the inhabitants of Chonyju, Ko-"
rea, that the Japanese lost forty killed and 100 wounded iii   the   fighting there Mjuday.    The Japanese
employed   500 -Korean   horses to
carry the wounded to Anju.   -Capt. -
Stbpahi^who was among'the  Russian wounded died yesterday.
, Further particulars received from
Chong Ju are to the effect that  the
Russian forces had advanced a line
1 t-
frorn Wiju and it was back to these
intrenchments that the Russians re-'
treated after inflicting severe injury
upon 'the'attacking'Japanese forces.
Had  the Japanese followed   they
would hr.ve been led  into  ambush
and  exterminated.    The Japanese
have   apparently  withdrawn   their
scouting lines from between Chong
Ju and Wiju.
London, 31st.—A correspondent
of-the Times, at New Chwang- cabling yesterday says:—The-Russian
police have apologized and have re-
hoisted the United States flag over
the Correspondents Mess. The
same correspondent cabled on Monday:— "The Russians today ordered the United States flag on the
Correspondents Mesa to be hauled
Chefoo, 31.—The captain iwid
passengers of the Japanese coasting
steamer Plan Yei have arrived it
Teng Chow aud have reported the
Han Yei fired on and sunk by the
Russian fleet near Miao Tao islands
on the 27th. The remainder of the
crew and passengers, Chinese and.
Japanese, 17 in number were tak«a
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iaaauiuitiMMnmw m jiuhj « IMPROVEMENT OF  STOCK.  To  the farmer  who  has  his      land  good' condition   to  furnish      what  necessary for  the proper  care      of  lhe stock, and lias become convinced  Ihut it would be to his advantage to  hake a start  in the  work,   the     next  lucstion  is,  how  shall I  begin?   This  looks  like  an  easy   question   to      an- | weaned.  are neglected tho more worthless'they  become to man, and tlio better fitted,  they become to stand hardships and  privations. Thus the improved bog,  if turned loose in the woods, in a  few generations becomes a razon-  back, the Shorthorn or Hereford as-  lean, gaunt and" muscular as a Texan  long horn, and the mutton sheep  gains in speed and activity at' the  expense of fleece and mutton. The tendency of all live stock is to revert  to its natural condition when left to  care for itself) and tho llolstcin or  Jersey that gave milk nine or ten  months in the year, in a few generations rlrioa up as soon as its cald is  It has been the skill of the  LIGHT  THROWN ON"   CANCER.  New      Field      of'  Observation     Is  wer.  but  it  is not,  as  it must.-   bo {lji-eorloi",  added  to  shelter, ami  genor-  ettlcd with due regard to his finunci-'    ,s feeding that has given us the im-  standing   and   other   circumstances I p,.0voil breeds of livestock, and made  omiectecl  with his  .surroundings.     If   tll0m so valuable as producers of  lie   does     not     have   capital   to   buy  lood stock,  he  at  least  has  time  to  trow   it,  so   that   he  must   determine  I'hich  he slxall  depend  upon most in  ���lis work.      If he decides in favor of  hue  ho will,  as, a  rule,  find it     the  |:afest^plan,   as  very  few  men  can  go  Into the market with a sum of money,    purchase  freely   in  any  line      of  litock, 'and feci entirely satisfied with  Lhe   result.'      We have   seen  a good  Inany herds and flocks started in that  ���nanner, ' unci . many proved  failures.  Irhoso  that did not  wore  saved .   by  changing their breeding stock      after  Lhey   had   learned   to   buy   what   they  ranted and  not  what the other man  ranted   to   sell.        To   the   man   who  [starts'in slowly, and studies the busi-  liess   carefully,   there   is   little   danger  loss and good  opportunities      for  miiig ^ ,       ���  A. PROFITABLE BUSINESS.  If * the   farmer   has'   some  ordinary.  |iative, - or   unimproved   female   stock  5ti hand, ,progress      is comparatively  jasy'and not  at ,all expensive   when  returns are consihered.      He purchases     or uses     the  improved  sires  swned  by  his  neighbors   of  the  particular breed ho thinks most suitable  liar his  purposes.     Having made  the  first   cross   he   should   stick   to      the  same breed, selecting each time some  >f  tho  best     females   to   add   to   his  |flock or herd, and replace others that  not up to  his standard.     It sires  ���are  carefully - chosen each  succeeding  Icross will show an  improvement,  and  tby the time he has  females with  four  ���straight     crosses      of   an     improved  ���breed, ho lias animals that are practi-  Ically  as  useful   to   the   farmer   as     if  Ith'ey were pure bred.    His added cost  Ito   secure ���" such     animals,   compared  ���with-the    unimproved ..stock      would  lliavo  cost him,  would "be  in  a  little  [better feeding, the cost for usojof im-  |pi-ovdd  sires,  and better shelter than  lis   usually  given  scrub   stock.      This  ���would  only  be   a  small  part  of    the  [benefit he would receive from the im-  Iprovomcnt he had made.    Whether the  ���improvement  had   been   made  in  cat-  Itle.  sheep or  hogs  tho  results would  Ibe  equally good.     Meanwhile  he  had  1 learned the business of caring for the  Istock,  making  the  best  selections  for  Icurrying on     the     work  of  improve-  |ment,     and  at  a    minimum of cost.  Tin's is    tho safest  plan for the new  J beginner, and substitutes time, which  lhe has,  for money that ho does   not  ��� have.     I-Te does not  run  in debt and  J have to pay interest.    The danger is  jth'at ho will     not  persistently  follow  I the' coureo  I'TRST MRKHD OUT  land will shift from one breed to an-  I other so that his stock becomes mon-  jgerlized, and no better for practical  [purposes than when he first began its.  (improvement. Or ho may get a half-  Jblood male that looks so good that  lhe decides to breed to him, and a  [greater mistake could not be made,  aij  the progeny  is nearly certain      to  [show  inoro of  the  scrub  dam      than  I of the  half-blood  sire.  Tt should always be borne in  mind  [that  unimproved  animals,   or  scrubs,  arc f.trongly bred, as they arc the rc-  IsuIL of their environment.    They have  (been neglected, and nature, which never makes mistakes,   adapts  them  for  I their surroundings.    Tho more     they  POOD AND CLOTHING.  As soon as tlio feed becomes scanty  and no shelter is provided, the animal reverts to its natural form, arid  while enabled to maintain itself is  unable to do any more. The conditions that produced the improvement  in the first place must bo continued  or all that Has been gained will be  thrown away. It is therefore'important that the farmer arranges to pro-  viri'o food and shelter before starting  to improve his stock, for if he docs  not he will never realize much benefit  from his work.  Good live stock on a farm has a  moral influence that should not be  ignored. Its' tendency is to make  better farmers, and to., interest ' the  farmer and his family in improving  their surroundings. , Tt also develops sociability, for good cattle,  or sheep, or h'ogs, will always draw  tho attention of neighbors. It also  acts as a strong incentive for them  to improve their stock also. Good  stock, therefore, is always doing, missionary work in a neighborhood, and  is a benefit to tho entire commubily.  A good farmer will not long be content with scrub stock, nor will a  scrub farmer ever keep improved  stock. If ho starts in, one or two  things will happen, either the farmer  improves or tho stock (i'oteriorates,  and soon becomes worthless. The  kind of stock a farmer keeps is therefore a prcttv pood indoff of the kind  of  farming  he  is  doing.  FERTILITY OF OKCIIAR'DS.  From an article, on fruit growing  by ,a correspondent, we take the following remarks on the necessity of  keeping up the fertility of the soil in  orchards:  "Wo have  often   heard  the  question  asked as to  what "would bo the best  fertilizer  for   orchards,   and   I    know  many    cases    the, answer has     been  brains.     Now  in  the  use  of      brains  as a fertilizer 1 think we would find  something more expensive  than com-,  mevcial  fertilizer,  as wo  call it.     One  cannot make a free use of their brains  in studying  out  what  they shall use.  The soil  and the  plant   food  it     con-  1ains  are something  like a bank.    So  long as your deposit is  good     your  checks     are   honored,   aud   the  larger  your  deposit    tho  be! ter your credit.  We can see from this that the soil is  a kind  of  storehouse  for  plant  food  to  be  taken     up   and  used  by      our  crops.     The  soil  where  we grow our  trees  has been  mostly doribed     from  the  breaking   down  of  the rocks,  and  although there is an immense amount  of  plant     food  there,   very   few   soils  contain  in  available  form  food  more  than    enough to  last two  or     three  years and give maximum crops.   The  thing for us  to do  is to learn      how  to get the most food out of this soil  and  how  to   have   at   all  times      an  ample supply.    You have many times  been     to lei     what     kind  of food" our  plants need.     Chemists  have  told us  we want some potash, phosphoric acid   and   nitrogen,   and   of   course '    all  of these are required.     We find, however,   something  more   than   this      in  the soil, nnd  the fruit grower     calls  it humus.  THE   NAME  HUMUS  has been applied   to  decaying  plants,  Field      of'  Observation  Opened  tip.  '  Great importance is at'tached' to  two recent, disco \ cries concerning  cancer which iu\va been widely discussed in London recently. The first  of these is the discoveiy of the existence of cancer in fishes, as in man  and other warm-blooded animals living in similar ��� conditions to man.  It is hoped that the fact that cancer  exists in fish, which live under such  difleront conditions from man, may  conduce lo a more speedy and corn-  plot o knowledge of the disease.  Tho other discovery was that of  Prof. Farmer and iMossrs. TMooro and  Walker. This does not promise an  immediate cure or prevention, but is  acknowledged to be of 'the highest  import mice.1 At present its practical value isT diagnostic. It enables a  distinction' to bo drawn readily, oven  easily, between ��� malignant and he-  nipant growths. The fundamental  importance of the discovery must bo  discounted. Heretofore tlie most le--  rible thing, about cancer has been the  ignorance oi tho causes of its birth  and giowth. A microbe parasite lias  been suggested, but has failed completely to justify the theories founded on the assumption of its presence.  NOT EMBRYONIC TISSUE.  Another theory which has been' ac-  cepte'd generally of late has boon  that cancer is the untimely growth  of ,im embryonic -tissue,'that is, a  tissue which liad existed in the 'body  stationary , and undeveloped since  some previous stage. Evolution had  started it into activity, and it 'dove-'  lo"ped ut a furious rate in an entirely  wrong  way.  Prof.��������� Farmer and- his colleagues  h'nve now established the naturo ' 6l  the cancer cells, the-method of their  growth, the Possible connection of  ���heir growth, and the irritating  causes which provoked it, incidentally showing that cancer cells aie not  a "development of tho embryonic tissue.  H is 'difficult to explain the discovery briefly in popular l.ingunge,  but the central point is tlie establishment of tho fact that thf- cancer  cells are cells which under some kind  of irritating stimulus behave not as  ordinary, celli, but as if they weru  cells of the reproductive tissue. The  process observed during tho develop-,  ment makes it"'easy to tell if a celT  is malignant cancer. Research,  therefore, has a new field of observation in finding what agents of  irritation are 'causing an'ordinary  cell to act the same as cells cf reproductive   tissue.   2 *. c  ,   THE GREAT, SMITH FAMILY.  It Beats thn Joneses,  the' Browns,  and  all Others.  If numbers- moke for greatness then,  is the Smith family incontostably  'thr> greatest of all tho families inhabiting tlie.-c islands says the London -Daily  Mail.  The pride of Smith is writ large  upon the , pages of the new Pofrt  Oflice London Directory, for in _ the'  "court" sections are enshrined tho  names of 504 Smiths, to which may  bo'added 21 Smyths and 9 Sm'ythes.  There are individually   recorded  here  00 ladies whose solo appellation     is  plain   "Mrs.   Smith."  At tho head of tho family list  stand n Judge, a Hnronet, 2 Knights  2 Members of Parliament., an Admiral.  0 Colonels,,!. Lieutenant-Colonel,  1 Major, 4 Captains and l'.i Reverends,-all of the name oL'ttmith,'  In tho much, larger "coinmoicial''  section of the directory are found'  eighteen columns of Smiths. , each  containing tlio names of about ninp-  ty individual. Smiths; so wo may  take it that there are at least 1,(500  Smiths inhabiting tho commercial  wot Id of Loudon.  ' A largo number of pormutiitionu  and combinations of Smith-are to be  found. Thus ,we have Smith and  Smyth', or, with the addition of tho  orcn'teel "e," Sinithe and Smytho.  fii the plural wo have Smiths.  Smithes. ' Smith'yes, Smythies. In  the comparative degree, Smither,  Smiters. an'd Smytherfl; there is no  Smith'est., We also' have the allied  active forms Sinlthom, Smithum  and Smithett, also Smithson an'd  Smthso'n. '        '        <  Foreign forms are Smit. Schniit.  Sohmit't, , Schmi'dt, R ohm it'/. and  Smits.-i There are doubtless other  variants, but the uhovr> are all that  the eye of the untrained man, is  likely to delect, further diffeicntia-  tion may be left to Smith experts.  Tho Joneses muster but. 29:">,- of  whom 42 are plain "Mis. Jor.es."  Thei e are' 20.'?' persons ��� 'named  Brown besides three named  Browns and 57 Brownes. .The Rob-,  insons are no'whero. ly comparison.   4   '   SURE..  The Robust Physique  More Coffee Than a  Can     Stand  Weak One.  Having  --CHRISTENING--BABY. .  i  It is a compliment to,a great man  to name tho baby after him. But  what about the baby? Even those  parents who insist that their children owe everything to them .will  at least concede that- they owe it  to the child to give it a name that  will not be a handicap should it ever  make its way or have a business that  must be advertised. And to' give a  child a name that has already been  clapped upon the tiptop pinnacle of  fame is to make it the victim of ridiculous contrasts all its life. The  baby's name is most important. It  should be short, simple, sensible���/it  to become the nucleus around which  nn individuality may crystalize. Wo  cannot have too many" Johns and  Marys, or too few Julius Caesar  louses and Roberts Bullet" Kitchener  Browns.   4*   Tho following good story is told of  tho secretary of a musical society: A  gentleman rang his door-bell ono cv-  combustion. Iron and steel filings  and 1,urnings. when mixed with oil,  will ignite spontaneously after becoming carbonized  Sixteen Years of Great Distress From indigestion and Liver Troublo  ���-Doctors Failed���Cure Effected by  ase's  cases  of chronic indigos-,  ivtir   and   kidneys  are  at  In most  lion   the  fault as well us .the,stomach, and be-  cnusc of their'combined action on  those organs. Dr. - Chafe's Kidney-  Liver Pills', cure'when' till ordinary  means fail. :-.���'.  '..-Tho case of Mrs.  Husband  is     not.  ������::': hundreds which are  unlike sco'rea  rerouted    to  us.  better evidence as  in.'fp and olToc.tivennss of Dr.  Chase's  Kidney-Liver  Pills.  Mrs. E. Husband, Moore street,  St. Catharines, Out., states :���"1  was seriously afilietcd with indigos-  ���tion .anil, stomach trouble for sixteen years. Finally I bocamo so  bird' that X could-scarcely oat any-  thing without suffering terrible distress,     Cmduully 1 grew weaker and  more cmaciatod, and though treated  by three doctors an'd a. specialist 1  received no benefit.  "After a time a pain began in my  right side, which medical men, said  was liver trouble. I never got relief  until I began the use of Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills, and tb'ey helped  mo at onto. By tising about a dozen  There can bu noiboxes I was entirely cured. I owo  to the thorough-J my cure entirely to this treatment,  and make this statement with tho  liopo that some poor sufferer may  benefit by-my experience."  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, one  pill a dose, 25c a box, at all 'dealers,  or Edrnanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  To protect you against imitations,  the portrait and signature of Dri A.  W. Chase, tlie famous receipt book  author,  ar�� on evory box.  either  plants  grown  upon   the      soil  that have  died .and boon  allowed     to  remain  there,  or whore wo have    applied manure to  the soil, and iu many  cases you  will   find  it is  the lack of  humus  that reduces  the yield  of  our  tress.    This humus tends to make tho  soil  spongy-like   and    prevents      loss  of  plant  food.     I  presume  that      in.  most cases the amount of plant food  that is actually lost in the soil is in  excess of what is used by the plants,  and in maintaining this fertility    we  want to be able in the first place to  hold and  save  from  loss this      largo  amount of plant food.     It is really a.  matter    of    dollars    and cents.     The  chemist figures out wh.ut those      materials  are  worth  and  will  soy:      If  you can save a pound of potash      it  is worth five cents,  and every pound  of nitrogen you  can  save  is      worth  twelve cents,  and  five  cents more  for  tho phosphoric acid.    The ill'st thing,  then,  is to carry     out tho idea      of  Prof. Waitc in keeping up this supply  of -'humus by growing cover crops and  turning them under,  or applying manures.     Tho  best   soils, will   run   out  aftor long periods of cultivation. The  ground is, during the greater part of  the year,   bare  and  exposed  to '��� ���  the  rains and the-'rains have washed put  this plant  food.     The  best crop  recommended for this cover crop is pats,  sown  about  the   first  of August; and  plowed tinder early in the spring. The  next  best   is  Cnmsan   clover,   ' sown  about tho same  time,   but tho      seed  is expensive, and in our country     it  starts too   . late in the spring  ., and  hardly  gets  growth   enough   in      the  fall.,        ;.   '        '  Now, wc bettor not spend so much  time watching the tops of our trees  for a crop of apples, but watch and  study to find out what is required  around tlie bottoms, and then tho  fruit will appear in due time in tho  topn."  A young Virginian snys:  a naturally robust constitution far  above ^ho average and not having a  nervous temperament, my system  was .able to resist the inroads upon  it by the use of coffee for some years  but finally the strain began to toll..  "For ten years I have been employed as telegraph operator and typewriter by a railroad in this section,  and until two years ago I had used  coffee continually from the time I  was eight years old, nearly 20 years.  "Tho work of operating the telegraph key is a great strain upon the  nerves and after the "day's work was  over I would feel nervous, irritable,  run down and toward the last suffered greatly from insomnia and neuralgia. As 1 never indulged in intoxicating liquors, drugs or tobacco L in  any form I came to the conclusion!  that coffee and tea wore causing the  gradual, break-down of my nervous  system and having read an article in  tho Medical Magazine on tho composition of coffee and its toxic effect upon tho system, 1 was fully convinced  that coffee was the cause of 'my  trouble.  "Seeing Postum spoken of as not  having any of the deteriorating effects of coffee I decided to give up  the stimulant and give Postum a  trial. The result was agreeably surprising. After a time my nerves became wonderfully strong, I can do  ,all my work at tho telegraph key  and typewriter with far greater case  than ever before. My weight has increased 35 pounds, my general health  keeping pace with it, and 1 am a new  man and a belter one." Name given  by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.  There's  a reason.  Look in each package  for the famous  little book,   "Tho Road  to  Woll-  ville."   ^   MAGNET re STORMS.  Tho occurrence on October 81st of  a great magr.o'lic storm, which interfered with telegraphic lines more  or less all over tho northern hemisphere, coincidentally with tho reappearance of vast groups of s-pots  upon t.h'e sun, has reawakened discussion of tlie i|U(.-Klion of (he influence of sun-spots, or rather of the  forces that produce .sun-spots, upon  the magnetism of the earth. Tho prevailing" opinion among astronomers  nnd physici.'As is that disturbances  in the s.un, lccurring at intervals of  about 11 years, do exorcise, in fonio  as yet undefined manner, an electromagnetic influence upon the earth,  and that to this influence is duo tho  appearance of brilliant: 'displays' of  the y aurora boi'ealis an'd the; occurrence of, magnetic f.'torms that affect  telegraphic in.S'trtiiiients an'd magnetic noodles..   But not every group    of  DISTRESS   APTH3.  E^INO. ���    ���  Can, Only 3e  Cured by Semoving  the Cause  of the Trouble.      - '  There is only one way ���'o cure   indigestion;      tho    medicine-   must  act  upon  the  c;igc.5ti\e  organs���not  upon j  their'contents.    Medicine should   not'  do  tho stomach's  work, .but   should  make -the stomach  do  the work nature, in tended it    should     do.   ^ Dr.  Williams. Pink   Pills  do  Miis as- no  other medicine can.      TJioy tone    up.  the ,'- stomach,    restore  the   weakened"  digestive     organs   and' promote  natural,digestion.      There   is no    doubt  about'this���it   has    been  proved    iu -  thousands of cases  that Dr. Williams  Pink Pills cure indigestion  when   all  other      medicines  fail.       Mr.  Klccar  Robi'ioux,     St.   Jerome,   Que.,   offers  his ' testimony   t<>  substantiate .this,  lie says :���"Por some yeais I was a  great sufferer from indigestion.      My  appetite became irregular, an'd everything I uto fdt like a weight on-my  stomach. . T suffered much from pains  in,   the stomach  and   was  I'loqtienlly  seized with diz'/inow* and severe headaches.    Nothing 1 tried did mo a Particle of good, nn til  1   began the u.vo of  Dr.  Williams   Pink   Pills,   and,   these,  after taking thorn    for,   about   .two  months, completely cured  mo.      It is  nearly two years since 1  discontinued  the use of  the pills,   an'd   r   have    '  not since had   tho slightest, return of  *���-!.' 9.��ik,.'(.?.,' l'J.cill. ���^ .-  DiT" Willnims   Pink   Pills cure   not. ._���  only   indigestion,  but     every   trouble"'  Ouq     to  poor    blood   and     shuttorod  nerves.   Tlie.v will    not     fail     if  tho'  treatment is 'given a  fair trial.  Don't  take    any pink colored    substitute���'  don't     take     anything    but  Dr'.' Williams.  Pink   Pills  for   Palo   "People.  You   will   find   the  full   name prinlo'd  on     tl'o   wrapper   around  every -.box.  Sold by  all  medicine  dealers or sent  by      mail  a't 50,,cents  a'box or    six  boxes  for  S>2.."50  by  writing  The  Dr.  Williams     Mc'cUcinc   Co.,     Brockvillo,  Ont.   4-   v ELOW TO  TRUE  SCOTS.  Bagpipes Were Introduced to Their   -  ,-        by the 'English. -  Tho true Scotsman will spoit'd n  sad half hour- when he learns that .  Scotland cannot -really boast. ol  being the mother���or father���of the  bagpipes, and tltat these harmless'  and necessary musical .instruments >  had been actually dumped on to tho  land of heather and gorss by England !   t '    . ,    '  As.this charge waa made at.' Uio  annual'gathering of the Incorporated Society of Musicians���and in Glasgow, too���it^ is an insinuation that  must not be treated too' highly.  ; Scotsmen' in London are alicady  thinking of combining in a big; protest r against this slur upon the  pipes. However, enquiries were set  afoot,'and it was found that tho  bagpipe goes back into "dim days of  thoo-Old Testament, and that it was  used by the Egyptians, Uic Creeks,  and the Romans long, long befoio  either England or Scotland produced  anything beyond mud and pa.leoliths.  It hus been known in various countries and languages as the musette  the sackpfeife (a most 'descriptive  word) -and the cornnmusn. In  Nero's time it was a popular instrument, for history has it that.wickeJ  emperor "promised to appear before  the public as a bagpiper." It is  very probable that it was not tho  fiddle that Nero played while -Rome  was  burning���but  the   bagpipe.  Shakespeare talks of "tlio drone of  a Lincoln.'-lure bagpipe," and a far  greater than he���the British ton-  cyclopaedia���gives much evidence "to  disprove the common notion that the '  instrument has always boon peculiar  to  Scotland."  After this blow to Highland traditions some cynieul investigator will  prove, perhaps, that the haggis came  originally from Australia, that tho  Scotch broth was made first in Germany, that the kilts were aboriginal  garments many years B.C-. (as, indeed, they were), and that'the best.  Scotch whiskey comes from Ireland.  But     there - is     still     butterscotch'  remaining.   Nobody can  prove     that  this delicacy  was dumped into Scotland by alien confectioners.   f   A MOTHER'S  PP.'AISE.  sun-spots  is  accompanied  by  extraordinary  phenomena.';.  these  has nop ROOMS.  A' hotel..covering an area of two  acres, containing practically f>00  rooms, and costing 85,000,000, has  been opened 'ut'Manchester, .lOnglatid,  by  the Midland Railway  company.'  DB. L \t CHASE'S  GATA8RH COB  ODD    ���"" ^-^  is sent direct to tlio dlsessc-l  parts by the Improved lilovrcr.  Heals the ulcers, eloars the air  passages, slops droppings In tho  throat and pcrmannntlv cures  Catarrh and Hay Fever. 'Blower  All dealors, or Vc. A. W. Cliaso '  Madlclno Co., Toronto sod Buffalo.  "Prom tho time my baby was  born," says Mrs. Robt. Price, of  Combcrniero, Out., "lio was always  sickly and costive until 1 began giving him I'ab.v's C'^n Tablets, i-lc is  now, well, strong Mid growing nicely, and I can hardly say how thankful J am for my baby's cure." In  every home where there arc young  children Ibis medicine should always  be kept on hand. The troubles of'  little ones come wl.en- least expected,  and a 'dose of the Tablets promptly  given may save a precious, little life.  Baby's Own 'Tablets, cure all tho  minor- ills of little ones, and an occasional dpso will prevent sickness.  They aro guaranteed to contain no  opiate or harmful drug. The Tablets  are split by, all. medicine c-Oalcrs or  sent post paid at 25 cents a box by  writing 'The Dr. 'Williams Ivfivlieinn  Co.,���TJrockvillc,  Out. /  .).  free.  F-VERY LUXURY, PROVJRTCD,  A dog's tailor exists in Paris. The  tailor is a-woman anil in hor reception rooms the. "dog has ' rug':-', water  and even biscuits to refresh him (luring tho trying on process. Huio are  the dnintie.'it water color ptittern  books to choose from, and anything ;  from sealskin to chamois in provided.   -f   Kvorything comes to him. who waits'-  ���except     tho    money he  loaned      n  friend.  A,  f  ^A I  '&  I  \r  i; ��� '.���  ff(^��0SS����S��GOSSS���������iSM9��S��������S��S��O5'5������ODOS��e��������ff��  OR,   THE   HISSING  WILL  OIIAT'TfiR 1. on    the  sunny "glass,  until  her    eye  StilJbrookc Mill never looks pleas-' was caught by the snowy gleam of  nntcr than on a hot summer after- a, SWan fatullnS majestically toward  noon,   when  the     paved    streets      of   Ule Krflss.V bank.o  Cleeve    toflect   a blinding  sun-glare,      TJic    languid   grace     of  tho  snow-  nnd   the   bu'ck  house-fronts  give  out   white   swan     pleased      the children,  tho heat they have been slowly     ac-   Slowly   tho  beautiiul   creature glided  cumulating all the Jong sunny    day.   ovcr  tIlc still,  jewcl-liUc water,,   her  Its  position at  the end  of  the town   proudly     arching      neck  and  erected  gives   it a singular charm;  it is  like   sailliko'wings  repeated     with      such  an   unexpected  gleam   of   i omunce   in   bright accuracy beneath, her that the  a    prosaic,     toil-worn   life.    Turning   motion of her black oar-lil.c feet was  from   the principal  street,  lou'd   with   completely     hidden,   and she teemed  rattling , wheels,   the ciie's of street-   lo move like a thought in obedience  hawkeis  and yelling   boys,  you  pass j solely   to  her  will.   Tho boy  becken-  to  .stillness  beneath   the  shade  of    a I ��d    and      s'lc approached  him      with  iinden-gncllod    garden    wall,     which I wayward dignity, pausing in majestic  Partially       surround     a'lino     Tudor . indecision,   and   tlion   consenting      to  building   or    gray stone,   witli     tiled   D0   < oaxe'd   onward   again   until      she  I'tibled     loofs     and   diamond     puncd   reached     the  blink  and  bowed      her  en .semen ts.      This  is  the  old     gram-,1,aacl     coqucttishly   to  the  bread     in  ninr-.sehool,     which n-->os  above     the   ''is   extended     hand,   having      taken  flimsy,   fleeting  ugliness   of   the  mod-   which,   sho  moved  dream-like     away,  orn     street,      a  silent and  beautiful   nnt' ' hrooding     pensively  over      the  witness of a past anil propliacy of a   water,   like  some  gentle  memory on  future.     Thence the road falls steep-   a    <ll'jet  heart,     passed   under      the  ���y to  a piece of emerald-green -  .still   stone piois of (ho bridge,  tho ' dark  water,  beyond  winch  the  translucent   nrches   of  which   shadowed   and     en-  golden     gieens.of  a  grove   climbing   gnlphed her.  tho opposite lull arc oven fresher and Philip's eves followed hor thither  more liquid than the tints of the and, then turned to the bluo heaven  pon-hed mill-stream, while the glow- into which' the -silvery willow leaves  ng of sun-steeped. turf through the pierced,' while his thought followed  uco-trunks, jnd the soft massing of the gliding swan and his senses weie  oright  folmgo  against  tho  pine  blue'charmed  by tho  brooding   warmth  of  the  sunshine  and   the   ripe  sweetness  sky, foim a most tcstful contrast  to the and .streets whence they can  be scon.  'A little way back from the road,  on tho town .side" of tho bridged expanse into which the stioam widens  at the bottom of the lull, theie  stood, many yeais ago, a stone-built  mill and house,  an undershot    wheel  of the apples. Under the bridge  that white swan was floating, past  the miller's garden on the opposite  side of the highway, past an old  faim-houso of mellow-icd brick, past  an oi chard and' a meadow, perhaps  the swan went no farther, but Philip's  heart expanded  with  a sot t    of  turned  diowsily to a  cliowsy   music i passion to think how far -she   might  111  the  stillness,   the brown roof-tiles' float,  had she but oars and sails   in  wore mellowed, the gray walls whitened, the tiees in the garden ��� and  those by the roadside slightly pow-  dciod by a drifting mist of floatine:  meal. ' ���  place of wings and feet, beginning  upon tho sca-w ard current ot the little familiai- Lynn. There,he thought  of the origin of Lynn, a little pool a  few miles hence - of diamond-clear  water, no broader than tho length  of -his arm, so still that it seemed  solid, but. with so vivid a sparkle  straicTi't inbove its white pebbles that it seem-  nw'i- sic'cd alive From this clear and  liquid sparkle, which lived on, never  failing through summer and winer,  in some, to him,- mysterious manner  aj.ose the Lynn, a deep'trench, flowing stilly through lush pasture and  edged with meadow-sweet and loosestrife:, sometimes reflecting tho swoet  gaze of forget-me-nots, broadening  in musical remonstrance over the  lough pebbles of a highway, whee it  bathed the passing feet ot cattle and  hoi ses narrowing again through meadows, 'turning-mills, prattling  through a village, and then flowing  thiough a chain of willowedged mill-  ponds, singing its. tranquil way to  Philip and the swan, thence i caching  the whaives uiid the quay where another stream joined it, and tho two  currents rolled on together bearing  vc-sels  upon their "united  wave      to  A  few miles, ho could count them on  his lingers, bi ought the doubled  stieam to the sea, and once there  ono might gi'dlc the great globe.  His heait died at tins thought; the  vast, vast wo: Id seemed within his  grasp  as  ho lay  there  in the  sunny  man.  Tho willows swajed gently above  his eager face, their ticmbling shadows shot across it; tlio sun was  pa'sing westward, but how slowly.  Some  pigeons  sailed  above  lum,   he  There'was about Stillbrooke Mill a  genial publicity which opened one's  heart to it. The-fact of the high  road having been carried  through its ground and ovcr its  broadened stream, in some measure  accounted for its openness and - absence of walls, but only in.pait, for  there was no reason" wIij-T" though  the stream was open for the convenience      of tho town  water-carts  and  all the cows ' in the neighborhood,  the wide space in front of the mill,  where tho fowls walked at their ease  and the pigeons flutteied down from  tho  dove-cot above to  dispute      tho  grain   with   them,    and      tho mealy  wagons stood for loading and unloading,  should  have  opened  unwall-  ed upon tho highroad as" it did.   All  must yield  to  the   inexorable     logic  of facts, but Stillbrooke Mill yielded  gracefully,      and  opposed  no   further  barrier between itself and the public  road      than      a   large   broad-lea\cd  plane-tree,    beneath      which   was''    a,  bench,   where many  weighty  subjects i ('10 Great gray,  mysterious  sea.  liad been      discussed   by tho present '���  miller, Matthew Moado, and his forerunners.       A carved stone let     into  the 'nail above the second story boic  in      antique      figures the date 1G.*S0,  which  made  it nearly  two   centuries  old  on   this   summer  afternoon.      It . ���= ���������    ���-  ---  ���    ������  was very hot.   The sturdy horses at-   stillness  and  longed  to bo  a  te.ched to the wagon which was being laden with sacks of flour, winked  their eyes,  dropped  their heads,  and  slept     peacefully;  tho men attaching  the     sacks to tho crane above    had i  followed tlieir flight with longing  eyes, swallows glided by steeped in  sunlight, the mill 'hummed on, tho  child prattled to herself, the scent  of mignonette came wafted from the  gaiden;  the    floating    swan  was      a  discarded their waistcoats and weie  thinking of the amber chnrms of a  glass of ale; Matthew Meade pushed  his cap far back upon his grizzled  hend and stood in the most draughty    spot  he  could  find,     with      his i  slcccs rolled up and his shirt open stately ship, bearing Philip to tho  on his chest, while diiccting the ! woild's end; they seemed to be sail-  work; one of tho sleek null cuts i '��S on and- on forever, bound to  slept in a tight coil on tho low ' tonio, far, unknown Happy Islands,  stone paiapct between the yard and I crimson f nits sent their spicy fiag-  thc water; tho housedog had left his I ranco ovcr the mystic waves, tilings  kennel   and   stretched   himself      with j molted vaguely  one  into  tho    other;  showed the stroke of tho black leg  beneath the beautiful sweep of -tlio  wing; Jessie stretched forward over  the brink and extended, one hand;  the swan, after a little mr-cstic  dallying, glided up and placed.its  beak -m the dimpled pink palm,  where it found, nothing, and then  drawing back jn.ollonded majesty, it  shot itself swiftly at the child!  caught Jier frock in its beak, and  pulled  her  into  tho water.  This incident was very pretty to  watch, as it. was watched ' from the  road on tho other side of the pond  by a boy of twelvo' sitting on a  brown cob in tho plane-tree shade,  whei c was also a bay horse led by a  mounted groom. When the splash  came, he lustily echoed tho child's  cry, sprang from his horse, ran alom.--  a wall by tho water close to ' the  mill-rare, which he leapt and landed  in the meadow just In time to sou  Philip pull tho child out of the  water ��� and to bent oil the angry  swan, which refused to lot go of the  skirts it had clutched, until the newcomer  plied  his-riding-whip.  "Naughty girl 1" cried Philip, setting her down at a safe distance  from the edge, and wringing the  writer from, her clothes. "Straight'  to bed you go, mis-;, and a good  whipping you deserve," t  "Take her in, jotiryoung duffer,  umL have her stiipperi and dried.  What's tlie good of-jaw ing, a kid like  tluit?" lomonstratod lhe other boy.  Taking one of the little girl's hands  and bidding the sti anger boy take  tho other, Philip trotted her between them , over the grass and  through a court-yard to the kitchen  door, faster than her little stumbling loot could carry her.  . Having deJhcred her into the  hands of a maid servant, Philip  made off Lofoie ho had time to ic-  ceivc lhe scolding ho shrewdly suspected to be due, and' having reached the plune-tice, put his hands in  his pockets and whistled with a fine  affectation of indii.orence; he was  moie slowly followed by the stranger, whose services ho acknowledged  by a brief :   "Thank ye."  "S say, you fellow,", said ihe-lat-  ter on coming 'up and obseiving his  blackened eyes, "what have you been  up -to besides letting the baby fall  into the pond '.'"  '"Nothing," replied Philip, loflily ,-  "I had to thrash a fellow this morning,  that's  all."  "Had you? 3 dare say.   What other  poor  child  have you  been bullying?"  "He was a little bigger than jou,"  said  Philip,  with  a scornful    glance  over him.     -   - , ^.  "I,like that. As if any fellow " of  my size wouldn't scorn to touch a  kid like jou. Co indoors, my dear,-  und ask your mamma for vinegar  and brown paper."  With such amiable and polite    observations,-    the    lads made a     lifelong"    acquaintances. Roys '    aie  like       dogs,       they      walk       round  each        other     with      contemptuous  .sniffs and growls,  and after,one    or  two  tiials snaps  and  a display   ��� of  teeth,  come cither to a pitched battle  or gracious tail-wagging.        .      '  Jn      this    case,  htckiiy   for Philip,  tail-wagging was the result. , Ho was  introduced to tlio brown cob and allowed to mount it,  the sti auger taking Philip's boat and -sculling about  tho      pound.   Knives  weie  produced  and compared, at which stage Philip  deemed     it  time to say,   "'Who     arc  you. and what's your father?"  "I'm    Claudo^   Mc-Jway,  and  f uthei's   Sir  Arthur   Mociwaj,"  plied   (ho lad.      "Are jou  tlie  ler's  son ?      YVh.it's j our  name ?  Philip colored before lepljing. Only  that morning in school at catechism  he had given his name as "Philip  Randal," and been dumb when pointedly and repeatedly told to ghe O'lly  the Christian name. Until that  moment, it had not struck him as  strange that Randal was Lis baptismal -and surname in one.  After    school there was  a light in  my  ic-  mil-  hanging tongue and exhausted mien  on the coolost assessiblo stone; the  mill-wheel seemed half-asleep as it  turned-to its lulling music; tho sunshine slept on the garden and house,  it steeped the flowers and grass in a  trance.like stillness, and dhsol\��l  itself in golden languor:' nmong the  broad leaves of the spreading plane-  tree, the depths of the pale blue sky  Ecciucd clouded with excess of sleeping light; the delicate drooping  boughs of the mighty willow which  grew on tho fuither bank of tho  sti nam in the meadow, scarcely stirred their pale feathery leaves in the  charmed   stillness.  At the foot of tho great willow,  where tho sun&hinc poured full upon  him and clothed the gi'a'-s about him  Kith glory, a sturdy boy of nine lay  Hfld basked, his gieat dark-gray  eyes gazing into tlio infinite blue  sky-depths above him, holding a ripe  crimson apple into which this sharp  pearls of teeth bit - lazily. . His  ���brown face bore traces of recent  fighting, and tho brown .hand he  stretched out to reach another quar-  rendor from tho heap on the: grass,  looked as if it had been used in battle.   '���  Near at hand a little girl of three,  in a white frock and sun-bonnet, was  playing with flowers and cooing happily to herself, her golden curls shining in the sunlight, as she turned  *gj$th J5,cet(w baby jfeetures and i;olletf  Sinba'd, the Roc, tho Valley of Diamonds, blended willi tho swan ship  and \anishcd. Philip was fast  asleep, unconscious alike of his actual bles-oclnofs nnd of that ho  dreamed in the future.  The willow wrapped him wholly  in its gciitlo shade and spread it's  coolness upon the water, while he  slept on ' with even, long-drawn  bi oath, until at last a piercing sound  penetrated tho balmy mai-cs of his  dreams and he awoke.  H was the piteous wail of the little girl, accompanied by the splash  of her body in the water, that had  hiol.cn his charmed dream. Seeing  Philip feed the swan from his hand,  a thing forbidden to her, she wished  to do likewise, and seeing her brother's eyes shut, she crept gradually  nearer to the edge of tho water,  looking, like a baby Narcissus, into  the clear green water, where her  (lower-wreathed gold unreeled face  was .'clearly iriirrowed.  ., "Pity .Jessie I .pitt.v ditl !" cooed  the tiny daughter o( Evo, with'.complacent smiles at hor own reflection.:  But tlio swan, which in'-tlio '-mean-,  tiinc had turned back *unl shot the  bridge, caught sight, of the-little figure and stoero'd toward it with j; a  swift, oven gliding motion. .Jessie  looked, up, with a cry of joy; tho  swan swam back and altered tho  .beaittirul curves of its uocfc, gliding  with   *.    broadsido    motion     which'  the playgiound in consequence of the  frequent repetition of the usher's  words, "But Randal is your surname." ,.,  Jt was considered a good fight, and  traditions of it still linger in Clec".e  Crammur School. Blood was shed  on both .si.'cs. and how it wotdd  have fared with Philip against "his  older and stionger ad.e.saiy, but  for thj untimely appearance of the  head-master upon tho scene and the  fomi'ijuciit hasty flight of both contending parties, it is impossible to  ���*-ny.  Porhapn Pdiliji was not very soiry  for the interruption, when ho walked  homo with the ' comfortable co-i-  sciousnos.s of having given "that  ��ioat brute Brown" a good thra'-h-  iiig, before ho was himself poun. ed  into a .icllj-. A secret con*, ietion  that the alfuir might now honorably  lip constricted at an end, together  with u sttong suspicion that Brown  would think dilleicntly, mado him  \cr\- glad to leach tho mill, whither  Blown would not dare to follow  him.  "lily name's Phi'ip Rar.dal, and  Mr. Meade, the miller, is my father," he lcpliod defiantly to Cl.iude's  question. >'  "J-fow much ?" asked Claude,  thinking that ali three names belonged to him. "Well, you're a queer  little beggar, names and all. How  far arc you in Latin ? Do they fag  at your school? I suppose they  arts' all, cads at this."       ,  "What's a cad?"  asked Philip.  ,. "Oh !   Why,  a day-boy that    lives  in the town."  '���'Then wc arc all cads/' returned  Philip, cheerfully,' "and 1 ain't out  of Delectus jot. I say, lend ub that  knife, 'Modway."  ''I'm going   to   Eton next term,"  said Claiidcl handing him tho knife.  ' "Where's that 7"  asked Philip,  indifferently, going np  to the win Sow-  frame of tho best parlor to try  knife upon it.  "Well I you aie a 'duffer I" muttei-  cd Claude, revolted at Philip's ignoi-  ance, and marching away to reexamine the mill. '  Philip, in ,the meantime, was absorbed in cutting his initials on the  fiame, and, the windows being open;  heard tho well-known voice of Matt-  how Men,do mingling with the less  familiar accents of Arthur Medwuy,  hoard without hcuikeuing until something wns said -which interested him.  "The boy is mine. Sir Arthur,'.'  said Mr. Meade's voici'. "Re ,' was^  left by his own flesh and blood, and  already stai ted for tho workus when  1 took him anor bred him for mj*  own."  "No doubt you are attached to the  child, Meade,  and of course it would  he n  hard pull to give him up "  "J can't give him up," tho miller  broke in, witli an agitated voice;  "he's mine, he's alJ I've got. I'vo  bred him up so far, and he's more  to me���3 toll 'eo I can't givo him  up. Sir Arthur,"  ."If jou are indeed attached to tho  child "  ','1 am, 1 am," Men.dc interposed.  "Vou   surely  would   not   stand     in  his      light,"   continued   Sir     Arthur,  gravely, /   "consider   the  sidvantages  you refuse for him."  "1 hev considered them. Sir Arthur," replied the miller, wiping his  hot brow, "but money isn't everything, sir. The boy looks to me as  a father, I',vo taught him so, and  somehow���I've done that' much for  him, J've saved and scraped for him  ���nj'c, and . I mean to save and  scrape for him, and I'll bring him up  to  be-a gentleman,  please  God "  he could saj' no more in the fullness  of his heart. - ,  i Sir Arthur smiled, and looked silently at tlie rough man in his floury  miller's clothes, whose chest was  heaving with strong feeling; while  the words bi oke gaspingly from him.  "Better than my own blood, bettor  bettor."  "These feelings ( do j-ou credit,'  Meade," he said, after some wonder  as to how the miller proposed to  breed up a gentleman. "But you  would, 1 am suie, 'deeply regret that  your affection for/the boy should  spoil his chancc<- in life."  "It won't, it can't be," .returned  Meade,    eai nestiy. "What do you  care foi- him.'sii? You've got yourn,  there's Master _ Claude and the rest  of them, and mine would be nobody,  y. poor stray bird among them nil  What's monoj- besiSe a -father's  heai t ?     And a mother's, too?"  Again Sir Arthur gazed silently  and thoughtfully upon tlie miller's  earnest face, .and when he saw him  draw the back of his brown hand  hastily across his eyes, his own became dim.  "1 will say no more at present,"  he observed at last, rising and taking his hat, "we are both oi us convinced of tho child's identity,  though T am not sure that we could  prove it in a court of law. You  wiJl think over what I have said  at your leisure, and weigh the pros  and cons of it till we meet again."  "Yes, Sir Arthur," replied Meade,  awed in spite of himself by tho imposing presence of the baronet,  whose head only just, escaped tho  heavy 'beams of the old-fashioned  parlor, a man in tho prime of life,  with a giacious smile and winning  air-  The listener in tho meantime,  screened by the myrtle growing about the window, was  pale as death, the knife falling fi om  his nerveless hand. What should  I all this mean ? Was the school-boy  taunt but the bare truth, or how ?  When Sir Arthur came out of tho  poich with Mr. Meade, Philip had  pulled ^himself together, and was  able to come forward calmly at his  father's call.  "So this is the boy." said Sir  Aithur, laying his strong, slender  hand with gentle firmness upon  Philip's head, pusning back the tumbled haii and turning .the face upward for the searching scrutiny he  gave it. A long, long glance he  bent upon Philip's flushing face, kind  though stern, and with a mingling  of sorrow, compunction, and yearning which vaguely touched tlie boy's  self-steolcd Iieai t and gradually subdued the bold defiance of his upward  gaze.  "You are tall and strong for your  age, Philip," he said, removing his  hand ta last; "never mi'-suso your  strength; bc_gentJe, loyal, and al-  whjs think  of others."  Then,  calling his son,  he went out  through   tho garden  gate,  first pressing into Philip's astonished hand a  solid  golden   sovereign,   the  lil-c     of  which    he     was first afraid to keep  lest it  should have been given      by  mistake,   and  mounted   the  beautiful  bay horse while  Claude sprang upon  the blown cob, and they rode away.  Matthew and Philip  stood  beneath  the     plane-tree  and  watcned ~   them  clatter over tho   bridge and     vanish  up the lull,  each  with a tumultuous  stir of feeling.   The miller had taken  the    child's hand    in    his   powerful  gra&p, and clutched it so firmly that  the small fingers wore all white and  criunped    together  and  aching;     but  Philip  was  unconscious  of any physical sensation in the whirLof feeling  with which he gazed upon tho splendid steeds  and   their gallant   riders,  and especially "upon Sir Arthur, who  inspired      him with mingled admiration and repulsion.   It was as if all  the glory of tho world opened. upon  his     spiritual    vision    through this  man.  He looked up at his foster-father's/  weather-beaten    face,    which        was  drawn with anxiety and grav      with  care,  at  his  striped  collarlcss  floury jacket, and for the first  he    took his outward  measure  r  the j i eckoned him a common old man,  more meanly dressed than the meanest working-man, and contrasted his  stubby chin with Sir Arthur's carefully shaven, finely moulded face.  Just then Meade looked at him and  the boj''s heait melted. , '  "How would you like to ride a.  little hoi so like Master Medwaj'V  Philip ? And go and live at Mar.  .well Court with Sir Arthur,' ajitf  liavo servants to wait on ye, ainf "  fine- Jadics to cosset ye, and booki  to read, unci plenty of money ?", thi"  miller asked.  '.'Very  much,"  he  faltered.  - '.'And     lcav(>      poor      old  dad  an'd  mother  and  the little maid ?"    continued, Meade,    crushing     the child'--  hand tighter.   r  "Not  for  the     world,"   ho replied,  half    co ing,   and  they   turned,   both ���-  too much moved to speak, and went  in. -      '  Why   did   Sir  Aithur   want      him?  What in tei est could he possibly hava ���  in      the    miller's      adopted     child ?'  Philip  wondeicd.       ' >   - j  Air. Meade said nothing more on  the subject to Philip that night,  parrying his questions and bidding  him wait. But when tbe children,  were gone to bod, he sat long by the',  light of the single candle in tho  parlor," smoking his short'clay pipe'  and talking  to his wife.  "Why - ever hadn't j-ou come,  Martha'?" he asked, testily; '"Sir!  Arthur said.himself you "had as muchj  right over the boy as I had my-1  self."    '  "Me come ?   What, and me right in  the middle of the plum jam ?     And.  Sarah,   no   moie fit sor much as to '  stir     a     spoon when your ej'e's off;  her,"  returned Mis Meade, "dropping  tho stocking she was mending     and  looking reproachfully across .tile can-,  '  die's dim pyramid  of flamo at     her ,'  husband.    "There,  Meade,  1 will say," '  this  for  ye,   of  all   tho  men-folk,      II ,  ever   camet across 'you're   the      vcryj'  worst for putting any understanding! '  into.      Not  but j'ou've  your '   gooflj  points,      and   have been    a middling I  husband,  as husbands go."  i   "Well,   there, M���ii tha,  i   can't    say  what sort of a-wife you've a    been,)  for  I  haven't hurl  a many  wives    toj-  try     you agon,", the miller  replied, ���-  "but 1  wish tlio douce would'fly, off,' -  with your jam, I do.     Anj'body'med!  think the world "depended  upon your5.,  jam."    ~" ' . ,  '  "The whole world may depend up-. -  on my jam," ictortod Mrs. Meade.1  "Any lady in the land might walk  into my kitchen to-moi row morning  and throw all the jam I've got  across the 100111, if sho'.d a mind to;  it's  jellied  that solid."  Matthew  Mcudcdid  not-stop     to  doubt     the probabi'ity  of  high-born . '  ladies   wishing   to   throw   jam   across  Mrs.   Meade's   kitchen,   but   went   on  to    explain   the   importance   of     Sir  Arthur's mission,  to  tell  of the series of clues by which" he had    traced  Philip's   identity,   and of his    great  desire to take into his own care and  bring 'him up.      The merits of     Mrs.  Meade's  jam  were  now  as     nothing  to her;  when the thought of    losing  Philip,   which  penetrated   but  slowly  into her brain, did at last reach it,  sho put away her work and cried al  the   thought.    "The     many        we'\<  buried,  Meade," she sobbed,   "and it  did  seem  as though  the Lord      hae  sent us this ono to make up."  "And    the    Lorh      did  send him.''  cried Meade,  smiting his  fist on tht.  table so  that the candle jumped ono  the tlame fiickeied.    "You rnind whal      '  T said,    when I brought him     homa    -  seven   yeais    ago,   Mai tha.   A  votes  seemed to  whisper plain  to  me  'The  same hand,that made you  childless,  made this  boy an orphan;   save him  from  tho  workhouse,   and he'll  bring  a blessing  on  the hearth  you     tak#    - *  him to "  "Yes, Meade, and lie did biing a  blessing," interposed Martha, drying  her kind eyes; "there was little Jessie sent us in our old age -"  "Ay, the little maid was 'sent,  bless  her I"' r ,     '  "Aud such a boy as he was, to b��  sure, and no trouble with him. I -  mind that night when you cams  home from Chichester, 'Hero's' a  present for ye, mother,' you says,  and it was long since j'ou'd a called  me mother; for it always made ni�� ,  sorrowful, thinking of them that was  gone, and so I felt nil a tremble.  And I thought lo meself, 'T. do hop��  Mcac'e haven't been spending his  money on nonsense to pleasure me,'  though my best bonnet was that  shabbed T didn't like to go to church  of a fine Sunuay. 'It's alive, moth,  or,' you says, -hort of excited. And  1 thought 'sure it must be soma  prize poultry, lic'vo got. Then 1  went out to the cart in the dark and  heard a little child crowing to itself,and I began to cry thinking oi  them we'd lost. And you told me  to look pleasant and not frighten  the little boy. 'For,' you says, 'tho  Lord has sent os an orphan child,  Martha.' And we brought him in  and ho cuddled up in my arms, and  laid his little head again my arm  and went off to slopp like a littlu  angol.''  (To be Continued.)  4  ='t  if  I  5?  '  f  Har'dup :   "I'm very  sorry,   but    I  can't pay j'ou to-day.   Vou see,  tha  grocer  has  Just been  here,   and "  Butcher (interrupting) : "Yes, I just  met ;him, and he said you put "him  off because you had to pay mo. ' So  here's  the  bill:"  and  time  and  Stups ':. "Hew well you're  this       morninV   Boone !"  "Yes���I never looked better in  life.      I'm' looking  for   a man  owes me $.*).  looking  Boone ;  my  who  Many pi.t the zero into iho coll.-o.  tion, and then complain that tin  chwch  is cold. ������**'��^     U*f ,,  Jl1^ ii iiiV-fli^yULi.&'iW^^^^  A'.r.JUX,    if    C,     '..ATl.'RJ.i.CV  . i'kll,   ^ j,   .iy:^  The Atlin Claim.  Published   every    Sutiirituy   iiioritiiiK  liv  T'lK Ati.is Cj.aIM   Puiimuiuko Co.  A.(".     III1ISC1U_EI.I1, Klil'1'011,    l-UOPUlK'JOU.  Ultlpc of piiblioatioti Prnrl St., Atlin. H. C.  iJ.uiti'iiis llatas : i-l.CU poi- moll, riu'li  lu^ei-tiuu. I!tfacllu-r uotic-os, 25 cents a line.  Special Cojitraut Itutcs on uppllcatiori.  The sul/sci Ijition pvicc ia*'-'" a jei'i- l��<3'-  uMe in Rilstuiae. No \> wiav will bo dolnered  null's-; tliU coiiflition is complied w ith.  A Pleasant Event.  . Saturday,     April    2Nij.,   1904.  ���**^? Jr"CT?=a ^7^yi'*>**y^*|,a,i:"i,CT''*.'j***',??^y^?ria^^y^y:7i'^  Notwithstanding press teporls of  Japanese victories and of Japanese  advantages enjoyed up to lhe present moment, the necessarily slow  but sine method of the Russians is  "bound to tell, and unless the unfor-  seen happens,and Japan gains a decisive land battle, or that the powers intervene, the ultimate result  cannot be other than victoiy for the  Muscovite.  Russia, in face.of almost  uustir-  mountable difficulties is daily. ,rein-  forcing hei already immense  army  in Northern   Manchuria,   and  she  can, if necessary, put 600,000  men  in the Geld.    Tbe   possible chance  of Japanesei success  would  be  to  destroy the  Russian   fleet  at   Port  Arthur and then gain control of the  Trans-Siberian Railway, the latter  however is now well  guarded  and  land operations are just as  difficult  for the Japanese as for the Russians.  Wednesday afiernoon'Mar. 20th.  lhe Ladies Auxiliary of St. Andrews Presbyteiiah Church piesen-  ted the poster, RcwR. Tnrkinglon  with a ha: dsouie puise.  .Mis.Stables Pres. in an a'oropria'.e  achircs*- assuieci the Rev geiitletnan  of the high esteem in which he is  held by the congregation aud exp-  ics.<-ed the sincere.hope that the'pn -  sent pleasant relations nv.y long  continue, .,  and Grape Rings ��� ���  And All Kinds of Jewellery'/Manufactured' on the Premises;  $Si?"*    Why send oui when you can get goods as cheap here?  WatcSios Front $S up.   Fine Line of Souvasteir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT & SON, 'The Swiss Wafchinakers. '  ��o*cro*o*o��ia*a��Kt��'0<>o*o*o*o<>*>o*o*o<>D*o��o*o*o*o��>o*0':>*C'��''j  ASocial Rnlei tainiiient will be  given by the ladies of St. Martin's  Guild, ou the 7th.'inst., at 3 p.ni.,  in the A. O. U. W. Hall. Refreshments will be served.  0  O  %  ���>,  a  o  o  o  o -  4  THE.   KOOTENAV   HOTEL.  A, R. McDonald, Proprietor.  COK.   FlRST 'AND TkAINOR STJtlCETS.  -   Tljis Fji-bt Clnss Hotel has boon renioili-lod unil i-afiiruihliod tln'omjlioot  and ofloi x tlio licit uccoiiinioiliilioii to Tritiisiont or IVrmuiieiit ,  ��� ��� *���'  Gtu'stf.���A11101 icitn and I'.uropuan plan.  Finest Winas, Liquors and Qigars*  I ��� Billiards., and   Pqol.,    ' ���  -  joo^a^c^o^o^o^o^o^o^o^vooo^oo^o^o^o^o^o^ofrooc'*':'*':":"*'.'^  NOTICE.  F'AKT IV.,   '������'VATEU   CUUJSFS   CONSOLIDATION ACT, 181)7, ANO AMENDING ACTS."  BUSY -SEASON  Assured  for     Atlin  Year.  This  Operators Coming in Daily���Large  Plants Arriving Over the lee  Several New Companies Will  Begin Working-.  The return of operators this yr��ar  is much earlier than heretofom and  work wili be well commerced beloie  , the mining season opens."��� This  year will prove the most successful  oae in the history of Atliii and we  have no hesitation in predicting  that the output will astonish the  "Natives."  Mr. C. J3. Gaddis, General Manager of the Spinet- Creek Tower  -..Company, is now on his way in; a  large portion cf the new plant has  already arrived and is being hauled  to Spruce Creek.  1 Mr. T. Switzer, of the Biitisli  American Dredging Co., is also en-  roule for Atlin, and the big clicdge  will soon be excavating on Cold  Run.  The Pine Creek Power Co. will  not be behind aud will get an early  start; they will, it is certain.greatly  exceed their returns of last ) car.  On McKee Creek, the merging  of the Atliii Mining Co., Ltd and  the MoKee Consolidated will greatly facilitate operations and the new  company should do well.  The Pine Creek Flume Co. will  soon recontinue work 011 their big  dam and ditch.  The Societe Minierc, on Boulder,  )a?ve 9, ��ure paying proposition.  1. Tim i<j to certify tlmt flip "Bpruor  Creek Power Conipnnj, Limited," pstnb-  lifcht-d with the object of lurrying on tlio  businoss of B."po\-rr company" within tho  ineimiiifrof Part IV. of (ho "Water Clauses  Coiisolidatlon'Aet,ISG7," in the Atiin District,  Proiiuoe of LSritisli Columbia, and incorporated on the 13th. day of February. 1901, has  submitted it*, nuclei tnliiiis- to tho Liouto-  iirfiit-Gor<-i'uor in Council for approval, nnd  that the sniil undertaking, us-.him n by tho  document* uud plan filed, hus baen approved  aiid that same is as follows,:���  To make available water for tlie working  of alnrpo' area   of  plaocr   mining  ground  nhichisut present un.vork.iljle, boffiimhig-  nt a point approximately  1.70U   feot   below  the Di-covei--. Claim, on Spruce Creek, to bo  known as tho "point of diversion of water,"  mid     procerdin-r    thence    westerly   uloriff  Sprue* Cieek to its mouth, and extending  laterally on either sidt) of Spruce Creek so  as to cmbruoe tho Spi uco Creek   Wntornhed  between the->e points, the wutor&hed of Little Sprue*"1 Creek and  that portion   of  the  w uterslicd of Pine Creek I- inj,- south of Pine  Creek above tho  junction'of  Spruco   and  Pine Creeks,  and   below    that  part  locally  know .1 as ,-Stevendyke;" -lint for this,purpose tho Company will acquire by purchase  1,01)0 miner's inches of water to  be diverted  from Spruce Crook, using the present ehnn-  ne) of Spruce Creek to tlio point of diversion  of  water.  1,71X1  feet  below   tho  Discovery  Claim, mid thonco by ditch utid ilumos uloug  tho north side of Spruco Creek   to  a   point  .ippro.\imatuly 8,5Wi feet   below the   intako  and thence by a system of steel pipe lines to  reach Spruce Crock At and along parts  np-  proMiiintina:, re&jiecthcly,  7,000 feet, 8,01.0  feet and  9,(100 feet below the intake.   To siphon w itli a SO-iueJi   steel   pipo   line  ucrom  Spruce Creel; approximate!-. S.jWJfeet below  the intake, and chciiuu by ditch   and  flume-i  Along the south side approximately ono and  n luilf miles, uud   thonee  to   r.ach 'Sjiruce  Creek and Little Spruoo Creek by a system  ol hteol pipe lines, at and   alon^   pnrtK  up-  pro.ximatinc respectholy 10.CL0  feot.   li.i'M  leot, uud 15,000 feet below tho intake, nnd  to  return all of said water into Spruce   Creek  at mi elovutlou below  the  intake  varying:  f i om 75 feet to 27."i feet.  2. And this is further to certify that tho  Company proposes, to bcxlu tlioir itndertak-  iiiK by oxtondiug the ditches aud pipo lines.  3. And this in further to ceitify that the  amount of tho eupiul of the Company,  which will be dul> subscribed and paid tip  beforo tliu Company comnifiicps tho inst.il-  Litiouof addilions, or exercises any of the  powers of the "Water Clauses Consolidation  Act, 1S97," Part IV.. in that behalf, is hereby  llxed ut the sum of ono hundred thousand  dollurs (i-KIO/.OJ), and the further amount of  capital to be Giibscribod uud paid up above  tho cost of tho first, mentioned poitiou iu  respect of tho remainder of the nndortuk-  ins; before the same is commuucod, shall bo  iirty thousand dollars 'J5O,GO0'.  I Aud this is further to certify that tho  time within which tho said further amount  of capital, namoly, fifty thoimaud dollurs  ioO.OOO) is to bosubsciibrd is-fixed at throo  months from date hereof, and tho lime w Ith-  in which tho uaid tiudertuliliiff and works  are to bo commenced in llxod at six months  from tho date hereof, and tho dato by which  all the pioposcd uudertulilnprshull bo lu operation is ��xod at two >o��rs from the date  hereof.  5.   Aud thi? is further to certify  that the  rights- uecjuircd hereunder  nre  subject  tb  Iho "Water Clauses Consolidation Act,  1SD7,  Ameudmont Act, 1004."  Dated this 3rd. day of March, 1001.  CHARLES WILSON.  Cirri- of the I'srwiiii'c (Jminr-il.  y.  <  <���  ri  m  W  K  GcOLJl     I-IpUSE,  , DISCOVERY,   B.   C.  STEICTLY   FIRST-CLASS.  JOHN  WOLTERS,   Proprietor.   ��o��   STAOK    it    I.lVlSUV    UN'    CONNliCTlON,  H  P  0  R  0  "J  0  n  H  0  M  ���1  ?!  R��**ell   Hotel,  DIXCN  BROTHERS,   Fropr  ietors  1                 i  1 Free. -v  -  Lv,  ; .  , Pool' &  /Billiards,  -   -  Freighting and- Teaming  & '     Horses  and Sleighs  for  Hire.  -  . ���  i  J.;- 'H. ��� RICHARDSON,  ATLIN   &  DISCOVERY.  ���*<y* :   Line of Clothing Just From the East  THE   LATEST   STYLES.  Complete Stock of Dry Goods  THE    LATEST    IN    HATS,     BOOTS     AMD      SHOES.  , 0^"   '        GOLD   SEAL    GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods are the Best and Our Prices the Lowest. *  Tlie Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID    UP    $8,700,000.  K'-JSBRVK,   $3,000,000.  Branches of tho Bank at Jeatt*e, " *  San Francisco,'  Portland,  Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points.  Gold Dust Purchasicd-  -Assay Office in Connection.  D.  ROSS, Manager.  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.-  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   ��o��  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONN ECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, tWUORS AND CIGARS^���CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  Hydir&.L&li&   Mining  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,    WATER    GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED  ing  PIPM  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  ��� /  - a  ,>-"!  Vancouvkk, li. C., /I  ITS?*  V  Jrt&  -?V;"  a rj;i n.  r  ��� A'nil'JJi^     .VpRU,  iq<. 4  O  THE'' ATLIN.. TEA DING' . ^v/i<  ' ' Big   Clearance   Sale, of   Winter  As our Buyer is going East to purchase a laige'slock oi J)r\ Goods      .Yicu's all wool Giey Socks  T  II  MIXED.  Dry 'Goods  we hive decided to saciifiee tlie stock on hand, to make loom for .SEW  Goods to anive in the Spring.    Below are a few of lhe many cut pi ices.  Mcu\all wool Toques        $0:75   & 'jSr'ibo    Reduced    to  .^0:50  Alen't. Mackinaw Coats       ,$5:50        -i ,, -     #4:00  Men's all wool Canadian Tweed Pauls $3:50       ,,        - $��'5<->  ^0:50  ��3:00  3 for Sr:oo  "552:50 suit.  ,  $i:75  f.adies' Xnliiral wool L'ndei ue.ii  Ladifi' Coinl)iii.Mion Stocking*- &. Rubbers  We jIio ciiii*. .1 laige aasoilment oi Floor anil Table Oilcloth-  Wall Papsi. ��� Men'* Leather Gloves aud Mitts.���German Sock*,  JJ'ankets. ��� Wool Wilts,, and Gloves. -- Cretous & Flannelettes    etc.  "��� Men's, all wool Halifax  $4;��o  :oo  A.   S.   CROSS,    President.  fO.   C.   Wheeling,   Sscietary.  LATEST WIRES.  .Washington, 26th:���Tt was made  known hbre today* by _prominent  miiiioei'- of the party that the Dein-  ooiais will make lhe taiiff the principal issue in'the forthcoming Presidential campaign.  Seattle, 26:-^ The Seattle Press  ' leads a crusade for letahatcry measures against Canadian shipping in  consequence of the piohioition of  American ships heieafter cairying  Canadian goods foi Dawson and the  FCloudyke via the Lower .Yukon.  Americans urge that Canadian Coru-  p'mies sliould-bc similarly debarred  ���-   from operating in the States.  Vancouver, 26th.'���It is understood that Senator'fempleraail will  ��� succeed Sii Henry Joli dc'Lotbi-  uiereas Lieutenant Governor of  British Columbia.  Ot.awa 261b.���Logan, of Cumberland, has given notice of a resolution that [iiefercnli.il taiiff^can  01.h a ) )ly to goods arm ing in Ca-  nad'i b\ Canadian sea ports.  ���The Djininion government. Ins  disallowed the British ..Columbia  Act preventing the employment of  Japanese on works having provincial franchises. The provincial bill  passed May ist. 1903.  Putney, 26th:���-The sixty first  annual race of the Oxford and Cambridge Universities was rowed yec;-  teray from Putney to Mortlakc'a  course ol aboi t foui.pnd "a quaitei  miles. It was won by Cambridge  which crew crossed the finish line  four and a half lengths ahead. The  morning was dull_and misty, with  rain threatening. Scarcely a bieeze  was stirring and the" water was  smooth.  San Francisco, 28th;���Iu the  twenty round contest to-night at  Woodvvaid's Pavilion. lor the  woi Ids featherweight championship  between Young Corbelt, of Denver,  and Jimmy Bntt, of San Francisco,  tlie decision given to the latter in  the twentieth round.  Ottawa, 28th:���W. F. -King,  Chief Astronomer of the Dominion  ol Canada, returned here today.  He has been for some time in Washington' making arrangements for a  -joint survey to mark the International Alaskan Boundary Line.  He reports that the arrangements  have been fully completed and that  work will be begun within a month  The boundary will be marked by  iron posts or stone cairns and probably the former on account of their  durability. .���., ���  K Paris, 30.���The Petit Journal, St.  Petersburg conespondent, learns  that the Russian Baltic fleet to sail  for the far east in'Jtine consists of  Continued    on     r.l-ilitli    FtifHS.  NOTICE.  , Thirtj il'iys. fiom data,! iMt^iid to upi'li to  Tlio (,'lii��f Comiiiii^ior.erof! limit, mtd Woi Ictf  for 11 I.ease of tho lollowi.i:** denei ibpil tiiiitt  ul land, oommiMipiuff ill tlio South bust cm-  tier Post UtuuU'd on thr> Noi til sidu of l>is-  eovui v Avouuo, Atlin Townsite iiliont twiMitj  feet West from South West ��'Oi uf-r ol 'lot 7  Mode 1 ta Hald Touimlte. tHtnru Wo-^t 301)  feet, thence iNoi tli 400 feet, thenco East 200  feet to Wost l.oundury of BlocU 1,'Atllu  Ton nsito, tl-nnco South alongside ot West-  urn boundary of Block 1. to the. Soutli West  corner of LotS therein, thpnce fcust 100 feet  thoncc Soutli to point of comraciicpinpiit, c\-  ceptliijr thoreout ail uioppr Strer-t allowances, mid tho property of the 11., 0. Power  and ManufaotnririffCompunj, 1 united. Containing two acres more or less       - .  Dated at Atliu, E   C. tbi��� third day of  March 19U ' '        ,  1       , F. T. Iioug-liton.  E. S. Willcinscn, P.L.S. l>       - Wm. Brown, C.EU  .   WILKINSON   ik   BROWNE,    '"  Proviisaiai   Land   Scsrveyors   &   Gevii   Eesgsne&t'E*  Hydraulic    Mine   Inijineeiicq   u   Specialty OOicp, Pearl   St., near Thiid  it,. AtWfc, B.C  -'- -     -- -'-'- '   ������ -������ -������ ���������'������        ��� ������-"- ������?  realv Clearance Sale  NOTICE.  Sixty days from duto He * ill apply to tlie  Chief Commissioner of Laiid9 and WorKs for  permission to purchase the follow me described Lund.,, In the Atlm Dl'tiict. Commencing- at a Post marked Ij. A. D. Co's  South West Corner, about [300) five hundred  jeet Noi thcaxterly from tlie South \\ est tor-  tier of tho riora hydianlic Ksuph lease" ou  North sida of Pine Creek, thunce East [20]  twenty chains. Thenco -North [10] ten chains  thence Wost (20) twenty chains, tlienco South  [IU] chuin�� more or less to point of commencement. Containing- (20) twontj acres more  or less. *    _ '  ��   ' British ��� American Dredfrnis: Company,  by O. TSwitzei, Manager.'  Dated, Atllu. H. C. March Uth. 1904.  For lhe next 60 days we will make a DISCOUNT of 30 pei   cent  on all Diy Goods, Underwear, Table Linen' Shaiyls, Shirts, -.Tow.  els, and Crokeryware. Wail Paper,at cost.  These goods MUST BE CLOSED OUT by  June- i<>1.< to   make  room foi Summer Stock.  E. L. PILLMAN & CO.  NOTICE.  ]\JOTlCB i< hereby siien thi.t ?ixt.T days  after dato I intand to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of L,and��" and* Works  for permifuiou to purahgisa the follow in?:  dencrlbod land ntuated on TaUvi Arm, at  the mouth of Otter River,���tiz; Commencing nt a poll marked J A P.Cornor.Post  placed on the L��ko Shore, thsne* in a West-  torly direction t quarter of a milo, theue��  111 a Southerly direction 009 mile, thence in  an Kuhterly dneotioti one mil*, thence following the lake attorn in a Noitlierly direction to place of eomraenoement, oontaiuing-  in all   360 acres more or lo��*.  ,        Dated at Atliu, I), C. this 9th. day of  Jnnunry lft1*. -  J. A. Perkiiuou.  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH. . EVERYTHlWs  .   CONDUCTED IN   FrRST-CLASS MANNIR.  * i       *  French  Restaurant in   Gann&o4#9ft*  ���  David Hastik',   Proprietor.  Corner of First and Discovery Street,*-.,'  THEAVHITE PASS &YUKQN ROUTE.  ���'���       Pacific   and   Arctie   Ruilvray   and NaMgfttI��n tk>jnpeny.  Hritiiih Columbia Yukon    Hallway CoMPtny.  '*' British-Yukon   Railway Company, 7 '  "'  ,   TIME TABLE. {  .       ���     .  IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1S03,   Uaiiv csoojm  Sundaj.  SKAGUAT AK  No.SX.  Ii.  *  ;idc  ass.  s.  SO p  m.  10.  30    ,  11.  40 rt iu.  IS*  20  No.l K. 13  -1st ct����^.  1). 30 n. m.  10. 55 j     ���  ll.OOi  11. ��       ,,  12.15j  12. 33 i p.Hi  2.10    ���  i. 30   ,.  I,V.  WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  2.S. Hound  Ne. 4 3. B��cad  list Clttt*.  Sud oh&M.  1.80 p.m.       AK  > 1.18 n. w.  3. OS            -   ���  S.OO    ���  1. io .,  2.10   ,,  1.09,,  l.SJj  1.10 1 pju      ���  It. ti   pjts.  11.50   a.ra     ���  10. S3     n  'J  30     ���       LV  7. ea  ���  THE  -*^�����  OF  Atlin   and, Alaska,  Atlin  Claim Block.  Films and plates developed and  prii.ted at reasonable rates^ at "The  Atlin' Studio ".' Enlarging, and  Copying also done.  UKfi..l'.TT  2.��   , 2.10   ��� ���       CARIBOU    ' ,,  G.��   ��� i. SO   ��� AK     WHITE HORSE LV  Passeneers must he at depots in time to hare Bag-gajo inspected aid ehcokad.    Inspection isstoppe<l 30 minute* before leaving time of train.  150 pounds of basenge will ho cuookod free lyith oacli full fare Hohut and M  po��B��l��  with each half fnr�� ticket. s <  J. G. CORRFtiL.  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  TRY  IK  'S  FOR  09  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILING5-  The .following Sailings are announced, for the mouth of  March leaving Skagway at 6  p.m., or on arrival of the train :  Princess May, March 51I1., 15th.  and'25th.  For further  information, apply or  write to    H. B. Duxx, Ageat,  SkigVNXj-. .Alaska.  FIRST-CLASS RKSTAURANT  IN  .    CONNECTION.  Mottdo.tinrtori!  for Brook's *tau��t.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DINING ROOM  NOWOPEN,  Furnishing    The  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  TSd.'Sands, Proprietor.  BATHS  o   axo   BARBER SHOP  F. Shields & Eddy Durham.  Now occupy their now quarters next  to the Bank ef B. H. A.. Fimt Streot.  ,Thc hatli rooms lire squall"* *> food Mi found  In  orUef.    P^iwW  Uutrunca for litdlat.  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  ,  PAINTSd, OILS  Atlin 61 Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co,  OF  CANADA       /'  Capita!    $1,000,000.  A. G. nimohWd, A*ent.  Northern Lumfaer Go*  Prices fop the Season 1903.  Rough, up to 8 inches, $35,  do       do  , ro     ,,       40,.  do do        12 ,, .j.:;.  Matched Lumber. S.i."--  Surfacing, $5.00 per lotio ft��U  :b  m  t I  H' I  - tm  K&l  KM  $ri  m  lit  Hi  1 n  fl J j... ���LWJrtjwMit.J^.TM ���...^.bWitfi'LJAfem.lf9 1  ���' ���*Ai.,niT1j����v --��-.'  ���fjfoSfc'-jK**}?  I mals,   their "  surroundings,   and     the  character  ofr the  siippluinontnl  , feed**  ll'.Ofl  .Seasonable and Profitable  Hints for the Busy Tillers  of the Soil.  Hr  ',��^^*^-f^��^���fe'������^-K��������;^^�����;^�����:*K��������3l:������������^���**Hf������,���Xli  ��� FUNGOUS   DISEASES'.  Most of the rots, rusts, smuts, mil-  I <lows, molds and blights affecting cultivated     )>lan(.s  are   fungous  diseases;  Ithut  is,  they are caused  by parasitic  Sungi.     Fungi  belong to tlio vegetable  kingdom,      and,     consequently,       are  |j>lant.s .jij.'it as      truly  as  corn,   beans  and  potatoe-; aro plants. However,  Ithcy ai'p very different from ordinary  (plants. '     Upward  of  00,000   different  I kind's of fungi are known to science.  JTIiey vary greatly in size, I'yrm , and  [manner ol" growth. JUosl of them are  Iso small' (hat they can scarcely be  ���sron with the unaided eye. except  ���when targe numbers of individuals are  Jgrowing 'together. Tlie pufibnlls and  (toadstools are among the largest of  ���the fungi. Other familiar examples  fire the corn smut, apple scab and the  jommon blue mold round on stale  |}i'cacl, rotten apples,' etc.  With reference to the substances up-  |)ii which they feed, fungi are either,  J.'apropliytic or parasitic. The former'  feed upon- decaying-' -natter while, the  latter attack living plants and draw  Jiourishment from them. ' Many fungi  jro parasitic during a part of their  fife and saprophytic at otner times,  ���"or example, the apple scab fungus  Ktacks the living fruit and leaves  luring summer and grows upon the  |illen leaves during winter. Of course,'  is the parasitic fungi which are  If.interest to farmers and fruit growl's,, because they are 'the ones that  |ause disease in plants.  FUNGr HAVE NO LEAVES  liid contain neither starch nor groen  Jnloring matter. They are also wilh-  1'it true 'root-;, although irost of  liem have delicate feeding- threads  I'hicli. travel's-; the tissues of the  iant. attacked and take up nourish-  jient much as roots take plant food  (cm  tho soil.    Most fungi  propagate  weans of spores; that is, .spores  |-e to fungi what seeds are to ordin-  l-y /'lints. When a spore ol' tlie po-  Jto blight 1'im'gus Jails upon a pola-  leaf and there comes "the dew or  Jin upon it, the spore germinates  lilhin a few. hours, and,delicate feed-  'threads penetrate the leaf. Once  ���side the leaf, the threads grow rap-  lly, and run iii all directions among  lo cells, feeding tijjou their contents.  |i0  cells  turn  brown  and   die,     jand  the second or third -'day a brown  lllen spot appears ..on the leaL  I'Vbout"a day later this'spot is cov-  on the under surface with a deli-  frost-like mildew which upon  |croscooic examination is found to  composed of numerous slender  [inched stalks with egg-shaped  |:r.'.s borne on the tips of (he  jinchcs. fly means of rain, wind  It animals these new spores become  jttered     over other     potato leaves  II attack them. These in turn  lead the disease still further. Some  Ithe .'spores, falling upon the ground  washed by rain down to the t null nc?  cause 1hem   to  rot.        Each  |d of fungus has its own peculiari-  of growth, but. in a general way,  life  cycle   of  many parasitic  fuii-  |is similar to tlv.il, of the potato  lit  fungus  HANDLING BJJEEDJNC HOGS.  Jt is well 'to took over all the  breeding sows available, -while carrying their young: Perhaps they may  all be good ones, but there-will be  a choice. See them oat. The one  thnt noses the swill over in the hope  of finding something belter, is liable  lo produces - some pigs "of the same  tendency. Dainty feeders are poor  fa lienors.  Good length of body indicates good  weight at killing time. Probably ihc  ancestry of most of these animals  cannot be traced far, so the selection  ol young pigs foi- breeders must be  d- ne very much on the strength of  the gonil (jualities of lhe ham ns they  appear lo us.   ,  If in winter the quarter.-- should  healed up "to 80 degrees while  young are coming-. After Ihey  nil sucked, the temperature ctin  lowered. Keep away from' the  while she "is farrowing and have  er.\ tiling- quiet about  her.  TTave the corners of the pen especially well fixed with bodohu*- so the  youiipsters will' have no chance to  rot chilled. Po not feed the sow un-  t'l tho pigs are 2<1  then very lightly,  drink of water and  harm at any time,  mie-hl he noted I hat tho pier business  and d^ii'v should .go together. Feed  vorv li'Witlv on milk slop, throw in a  b't of a:vecn clover, a stalk of sweet  corn Willi the oar on, if in summer;  if in winter a handful of nice clover  and a sutrar beet. j Keep the pen  sweet and .clean. , ,  Phould the pies be a little loose in  the bowels, aivo the'sow a little  rhVirco-O. Furnish a little side  trourh for the pi'rs when they begin  to smell about the trough.  ^Each man must be his own..judge  as to what he can afford, but it  should he borne' in mind that expensive huilr-ings do not always produce the finest stoclc by anv means.  A shack ui.-ide of fence rails will  shelter a thousand dollar sow in fully as sulisfartorv a..manner as a  buiUlincr costing- SIO.'OOO. Safe, com-  foi'taMe. dry, srmitarv quarters with  an abundance of sunlight is all that  is reinirod.  EOIiM 0FTH1 SMI  be  the  have  he  sow  ev-  hours   old      nnd  - A  little warm  milk  will  do  no  Incidentally it  FROM THE FOOTLIGHTS  TO    A  DUCHESS'S   CORONET.  Lavinia Fenton Became-Diichess of  Bolton���Lizzie'Farran Married  Earl  of Derby.   .  The footlights possess an unfailing  fascination and glamor for thousands; and there aje no chapters in  the history of the stage, or indeed of  human vicissitudes, which appeal  more strongly to the imagination  than those which tell us of actresses  'sr-iiiled away from the theatre to  wear the coronets of a 'countess or  duchess says  London  Tit-Hits.  Many of these 'dramatic transitions  form part of the story* of lhe Jiritish  Peerage,    nnd some of our    greatest  nobles    trace their descent from   actresses   who   delighted   long-gone frequenters of  tho      London     treaties.  When  (lay'wrote  his  amusing  "Beggar's Opera," he little knew that it  was  destined   to  add  a  duchess,      a  a countess,   and  a baroness  to     our  Peerage;   and yet  three Polly   reach-  urns left (he footlights to weai    coronets    and      become     chatelaines of  great  ancestral   houses..  '   The creator of Polly in Gay's famous burlesque of .Italian   opera     was  ���Lavinia Ponton,   the  vivacious     and  charming daughter of a  poor     na.val  lieutenant;  and  it was  noli long    hefore      she sang Iter  way  info  (lie affections of a score  of  high-born  lovers,     ono   of   whom   was   none   other  than the (.bird Duke cf Bolton.    The  Duke's (ii st'wife had  been  an    carl's  daughter,   but  so   fascinated   wn.v    l-o  by  tl-c _ wit hery of pretty    La\ir,ja  Penton  that he  '  FOR    PURPOSES ,0F ECONOMY,  Instance Theory Failed of a Satisfactory Result.  Somebody told him that two could  live cheaper than one, and his-salary  of SI 0 a. week was so small that it  seemed a Jong time, between.- pay  clays. So as a matter of economy,  he got  married. -  He had tho good luck to get a  smart girl for /iwife who had literary ambitions. At the oncl "of the  first three, months they were in debt  to everybody who would.���trusl tl:cin,  and they (held" a consultation as to  whether it would bo wiser to go into  bankruptcy or commit suicide. Econ-  omy aud retrenchment were discussed  at every meal, but in practice they  went from bad to worse, an'd the.  young husband began to los'c color  and have a worn and anxious  look.  One evening hei came homo with a  bundle under his arms, his head  held high, -his step buoyant anil a  gleam of triumph in his eye. J lis  wife was glad to see him thus, ,'and  made certain that he had at last* got  the raise in salary for wni'.h hulli  had been hoping. Sh'o sot the evon-  ingviueal before him and wailed , for  hill) to say something1. Put, jiian  like, ho kept her waiting. At hist,  when sho could/stand it no longer,  she aske'd  him : 'N ,  ','Whnt is  it,   George?''  "I've found out how to live on ton  a weok.'P  "I-Javc vou ?",  "Sure.!"  "Tell me."   .  "It's all  in this  book,"  sai'tl  taking    up  the  package,'  D01IMCE OF THE'SLiYI  RUSSIA      MUST    HAVE  THREE  OUTLETS TO THE.SEA.  And Throws  Attaining"  Its Great Bulk  This Important  End.  ir  "Any one at  enei'al lay of  political  plans  all familiar-with'  Kussia and      with  and    purposes  ���Practical  AVe'll .spend tho  MADIQ A  ���With  DUCHESS OP  I1P.U.  HOW TO  CRIPPLE RUSSIA.  Off  and   as i  further  nations  money,  ti males  l;rc.D i-'on a pound op opAfX.  Jin's  is ���?. question  which  comes  up  discussion  o.voiy (--eason.  and is a  important on�� for those engaged  |ceding  operations,   as  upon  it  delis  their success  or failure.        The  .-riment  stations   have  devoted     n  :\ deal  of work  <o   I bo study      of  Miicstion,   and   their  conclusions,  Iking broadly. am that  in  fatton-  Istcers under normal conditions, it  J ires from 400 to 1.000 pounds of  in    to     produce    J 00    pounds of  In,   or     to  strike  a  medium  esti-  it  will   take   1.000 pounds     of  in  to  make .100 pounds of grain,  Ing in this conned ion 500 pounds  j.mghm'ss.     Laws  and   (filbert    in  experiments     in   Holhainstoad,  land,  found     that il. look      from  jve to thirteen pounds of dry mnt-  o make a pound of increase with  ning steers, or thirteen  to fifteen  (Is     of     corn   as      usually     f<��d.  I ni', of the Ohio ICxporiinonl, !-ila-  reports  the  results  of   feeding  with   fill lening  steers  at eight  lent stations,  where   l.'W  animals  fed, -his  'imnninry  showing that  j (Hired 3,023 pounds of dry inat-  1)1- each 300 pounds of gain, l'ro-  ��r W.  A.. Henry, of .the Wisconsin  on, 'found'from a compilation of  liments made nl, various stations  with     pigs weighing 'JH pounds,'I  hounds of feed, made .1.00 pounds |  in,     When  tlio pigs'weighed    78  I Is  they required  400  pound's  of  and at the weight of J{20 pounds  hounds of grain  was required  to  100 pounds of gain;  s  apparent  from      these  figures  |the age of the animals has      a  ���ial  influence  in   the  amount     of  Jniade from a stated amount    of  Tho character ��� of. the i',ough-  'd  will  also  influence the    gain,  I'll  as  the shelter and .surround-  It would    appear, therefore,  n  each  case  there will be more  s     divergence from  the usually  led figures, and that the amount  1 n  I'rcin     a  bushel  of corn  will  j.ffi from eight to twelve pounds,  ling  upon   the  age   of  tho  ani-  Mako Her Helpless by Cuttin.  Hor Money, Supply.  An  article  on  Russia  in  the    last  number  of   "I/European,"   a journal"  of international influence, issued     in  Paris, has atti acted no little    attention     in   the European  --rcss.      The  author is a Danish juibli i..l,  Bjorn-  f-tjernc Djornson.      I-le assumes that  Eus&'ia is an undersii able and  " dangerous   element in Europe and Asia,  a    means   of thwaiting     her  advance  proposes  that  other  stop     supplying  her      with  Since   3800,   the   writer     es-  that     llu&sia  has  borrowed  abroad S70'0,000,000 with which    to  build fleets and" to maintain an army  no less than  to  establish  tlie     gold  standaid and build  railways,  and M.  Bjornson seems  to take ii very much  to heart that 'the larger part of ih'r-i  foreign    gold,   which  has  maintauisd  the   Kus'-ian    institution  and  iervej  ils plans cf oppression an'd of     <on-  que'-l,    lias flowed  from the country  of  iiboity. equality and fraternity.' "  "it  is   admitted  in    France      and  Ameii'a,"   iii.  .Bjornson   goes  on     to  fay,   "that "-without French go I'd the  Russian itslituticn would have gone  lo smash     long  ago.   No centralisc.1  power,  oven     the le.-(,  is,  foi-      any  length  of time,   capable of governing  so    many    and  varied  peoples.      No  hand,  no  mallei-  !mi   ,-o.ie f 1,     can  slrelfh over such  an  enormous     territory    or    unite   so ninny contrary  destinies, created by varied    climates  and by numerous racial and religious-  difference.-;.      But what the best government,     what   the    most powerful  hand cannot perform be -omes    chaos  nnd misery under a-feeble autocratic  power of a   bureaucratic institution  that  is    mercenary   and   mendacious,  unstable  and     oppressive.      Without  (be   foreigner's    aid it would      have  'destroyed    itself,   whether by revolution or by asphyxia.   What, however,  would have been most natural  would  lm\e boon a general dj-diUogrnlion of  the    administration     of tho-colossal  masses    of    Puss-ia a'coiding  to     a.  scheme of fodorali/afion.  "With the aid of the foreigner's  gold all the inflammable material of  this fm midablo accumulation of injustice and divlref.s has been able to  subsist until it has become a danger  Lo.'.us.jj.ll. , Unless a war procipitales  her upon her neighbors?--a. war which  would be followed through" long  years by tliiindoi nigs and tiniiiilts���  she will continue to court them as of  yoro. On this .point Hussum and  foreigner ag.ee. .But war will come-.  Tf up to the present time all the  powerful Pussian institution has not  recoiled hefore any of the means taken ' to prolong its existence, why  should it recoil before war 1 Whatever the result of the war, one thing-  is .certain���r'thc payment of interest  will cease. 'Russia will thank the  aid given her by state bankruptcy."  such a precedent it is little  wonder that later "PoJlies" strutted  tho stage uiih a cot\ i.e. if io their  eyes, but it was poinclhiug lii'c  eighty years 'later when another of  them realized her ambition. This  time' it was Maiy Kathcii.e Hoi-  ton,- the winsome daughter of n London attorney, who captivated the  second Lord Thurlow, nephew of the  great Chancellor of that name, ��� and  became a baroness and ancestress of  a line of barons.  Just' a quarter of century later tlie  tl.-iid ol 'this lucky t. h.ity of Polly  Peachimis qualined ns baror.css, \is-  countess, and countess by marryi...g  the fifth Eai 1 of Essex, then an ol.l  man of eighty-one. This time it was  Catherine Stephens, a boauliUil and  clever actress, who found her way to  tho London  stage  irom   Oxford.'  A more brilliant match pei^aps  then any of thos.e was that .whi.h  made" J^i/Wie Farren wife of tho  twelfth Eai 1 of Derby and ancestress  of-two of the greatest statesmen ol-  last co'ittiry. Li-vie Fai-ren, Countess of L'ei*by, it will be recalled,,  was one of the most charming of i  all tlie iniperronittors of J^a'dy Teazle  in "The School for Scandal," and  was, indeed, up] earing in this character up .to  lhe eve of  HER SPLE-\B1D MARRIAGE.  ' Nor among oiir .slage-counlc-i'-os  must we overlook -Miss Anaslasin  Robinson, one of the most beautiful  women who ever trod the stage in  the eighteenth century, and whoso  charms inspired tho muse of lJops  himself. Auustasia won the heart of  that famous soldier, the third Earl  of Peterborough and first Es.il of  Monmouth, who fought no biilliantly  in Spain against tho French. The  gallant Earl was not the only man  of high rank who sought the' hand cf  "that peerless beauty," liliP's Uobin-  son,  whom he married  in 3 7.*J."i, only  ,no  but.  it'll  months  lji'untun,  to leave hei- a widow a lev  later  in   the .���year.  Then there was Louisa  daughter of a humble man of Norfolk, who two yea is after Trafalgar  he lime Count ess and Baroness of  Craven and Viscountess U/lington,  cnioying hor titles and proud position foi* no less than Iffy-nine .years-,  and whose dosfeivdiiiils,' apart from  tl:e Kai;ls of OriVven, allied trem-  scIvck with tho noble houses of Hard  wickc, Aylesbury, Coventry, Ca'-lo-  g:in,   and  many  others.  But perhaps the most notable of  all tho v omen who ha.vc won high'  rank from the footlights was JiJiss  Harriett Mellon, who for ten yeais  was  JHJC;ii::?:y OK ST. ALBANS.  1 for career was oni- 11 io i om-  ance; for the day after she made  her linal curtsy in "Am Vou Like It"  at Drury J,alio ihci became known as  the wile of the eccentric millioiviiic,  Thomas Colitis, a man half a century older than heruelf; and whoa  he 'died and left hoi' sole mistress, of  Lis vast 'fortunes-he was wooed and  Houshol'd Econom.y  evening  leading it.'-'  "How much did you pay for it V  "Seven   'dollars���Si   down   and    .  cents a week.   .1 know it's steep(,  if it shows us how  to  live,   why,  be  cheap."  ���'Where did you get it?"  "Book' agent���(\'in;o to the . odico  to-day���all tho boys bought one.  You don't seem to think it's much of  ii   bargain."  "Well, no.  I 'don't, think we're b-nli  the right way for      economy.      That  book  agent   was  hero  an'd  sold     mo  ono,   too !"                        ,-        ,    .   4. ���  GROW FOR JilFTy YEARS.  Man^s      Strength  Ec.cliries      From  - '     -      . Thirty.  Recent statistics have proved that  man's stature increases up to, tlie age  of 50 years. This is refutation of  the former belief, according'to which  men slopped growing at 22 or 2,'L  "Boys and >girls,'" said a, surgeon,  "vary oddly in the rapidity of their  growth. The fastest- growth' experienced in life comes between the ages  of 3 and o. Boys and girls grow  about equally liere.  ���'From fi to 10 the boys outstrip  the girls, but from 10 to 3o the girls  o t--trip the boys. At .1.1 to 15 the  girls are tho boys' superiors in  licit.Jit, and from 3 0 to 15 they aro  ti o boys' superior in weight.  "But between 3 0 ,und 20 the boys  forgo ahead, taking at that age a  lead which they never again relin-  q ish. lhe boys cease their, perceptible growth at 23; the girls cease  theirs at 20.  "From 28 onward to 50 men. however, continue to grow���no observations have been made on women���  though their growth is, of course,  slight. They alfo increase slowly in  weight; but from 50 to (50 their  wei"ht   increases  very  rapidly.  "Mnin_ strength increases most  markedly from tho ages of 12 to  that of 3 9; from 3 9 to .'50 it increases  more   slowlv.     From   30   on-  ivard it begins very slowly to decline.  Tha  ne-. or  arehs.  never  Peter,  won 'by the ninth Duke of St. ��� Albans. .She was always loyal, Jiow-  ovcr, io the old man who ..had ruis-  io;I her lo . wealth; and as sho lay  dying it is, said she called for tho  pillow on which Thomas Coutls had,  breathed  his  last,, and     on   it      sh'c  UNLUCKY PETERS!  Christian name of Peter has  been fashionable among incn-  Fngland, for- example, has  had a monarch baptized as  and in other countries the  Fetors had been unlucky. Peter; or  Todro L. ' Emperor of Brazil, abdicated after an uneasy reign, and his  son, Pedro TL, was driven 1 o Europe  by a revolution and died in Paris in  1891. Pedro tho Cruel of Castle and  Leon was slain by his brother in  r.iii'-le combat. Peter the Great or  Russia was guilty of frightful excesses. TTis grandson, Peter II., reigned  only three years and died of smallpox nl the age of fifteen. Peter III.  was dethroned and strangled by conspirators. * Peter I. of' 'iServia has a  brutal  ina.ssi'.'.Te  bclTlnc)  him.  COFFEE   CAUSES   BLINDNESS. '  The Moors are inveterate cofl'ce-  drinkers. Their sight begins to fail  at the ago of forty or-forty-five, and  many are blind at fifty. The number of blind persons in the streets  of Fes-P is Impressive, nnd excessive  use of coffee is always given as tho  cause.  finally closed her eyes  ( Among -inany    oilier  other days���those    of  nre     too     well-known  Elix.a O'Neill,   who in  on  the world.  actresses ��� of  our, own time  for .mention���  her    childish  'days was a barefooted Irish' peasant girl, was known in later life as  Lady Boeher; and Louisa Nisbctt  sixty years ago became tho wife of  Sir William Boolhby, ninth baronet.  But .Louisa's lot was a sa'd one, for  her first husband, a captain in the  Life Guards, was tragically killed, by  a fall from his horse during their  honeymoon; ;mu\ when, after two  years of married life, Sir -William  Booi.hby. her second husband, died,  sh'u fell on evil 'days and spent' her  hitter years in great povcry.  Father (who has gone into the pantry unexpectedly, and finds William,  aged, ten, stealing biscuits)���"Now,  William, what do you moan by this?  Bo you know that, tlie law punishes  people for small offences?" v '.'Well,  you stole'once, and did not gotjiun-  ishod." "I?" "Yes, father. : You  stole mother's heart." '"-Right,'-..my  son;.but,''remember, I got severe punishment for: that. I got a life scn-  tenco; and am at it 'still!".'  '"���'''. '-'-���-���-������#,���_.-���'  i Wai'ine'd-oyci' love is anything . but  satisfactory.  Vanity is tho (piicksan'd  that     ingulfs a woman's reason.  True friends an'd umbrellas arc seldom at hand when wanted.  A man  is  lucky if the horses    die  bets nh' go  faster  than   his     money  'Some.men got so lireil 'doing nothing that  they can't do  any kind   of  work.  Smart    pupils. n."o turned out     by  -teachers who wield tho rod.  Few politicians lead double    lives.  One  of  the   kiixl   is enough.  When, a rutin'.falls in  love' tho fall  is apt to  break bis pocket book...'  the  its  knows  that Russia must needs have three  outlets to the sea," said Rev. Br.  Boeder, in a lecture at Orange, N.J.,  on "The Dominance of the Slav."  '���'She-turns no attention .whatever to  hoi' northern shores, because the constant presonco of ice makes northern  waters unavailable commercially. ('  "She turns io the west,- the oust  and the south, .and she realizes that  her southern 'naval Lv.ise' is the most  important one; she turns westward  and Finland tolls the story---of her  turning; sho turns eastward ,and several nations, chiefly .Japan, "become  deeply and  bellicosoly interested.  '.'She turns south and the he.ud of  the f'orsian (lull" presents an inviting  object of contemplation, and the bend  of the"Persian Gulf Kussia proposes  to have, just as sh'u proposes to have  Helsingfors and Vladivoatock, and  for lhe same purposes. ��� ���'  ,"A railway from Baku to Basso rub  is as beautifully alliterative and af  transparently- possible as Cecil  Rhodes' railway from the Capo to  Cairo���nnd rather'inorij possible and  feasible than "Unit gigantic undertaking, and a nation that, can build i'  Trans-Siberian railway can build ' n  Trans-Persian ono also and compote'  with the Standard Oil Company, ,as  soon as such a railway bus been  built.  EVER VTI UNO   j\l l/ST  GO.  "But,     between  Balm  and   Bafesorali  lies a swarm of Armenians ;\n0 on tin  edge of Basso rah. a fringe  of Turkey.  We  nil  know   what  has  resulted   from  this   unhappy     geographic     accident.  The Armenian, massacres, whether ns-  cribable  directly  to   the -Russians,   or  indirectly through tho Turk, are     the  natural   result   of-a   geographic   accident and  not of a religious o'iiieronco.  These  two  factors  being eliminal-  sd, there remains a real religious side  to the question,    li the Roman  Catholic  Church     be    compared   will;  the-  Greek Catholic,  there    will  be   found  -  ono   ' coincident,., or common    factor,.  Rome based j its state  upon     the  fact.,w  that  il  could'assimilate     an  endless    -'''i  variety of religions and cast Ihoin all  into a regid mold of filateliood without   disturbing   tho     religious   convictions of the     various  people.      This  basic thought  was transferred hodily  into  the  Church   of Rome,   when,  under Constantino, the Roman slate developed or evolved into    the ' Roman  Church.  CHURCHES THE SAME.  "In those days, just a little beyond  the Holy Roman Empire, there was a  distinct emphasis placed upon the  fact that Roman and Byzantium  were struggling for tho mastery.  There was a Roman church and Lhere  was a Creek church. They djifered  in some mechanical detail of governmental machinery, but: they wore essentially the same in that what Rome,  did- and does for the Latin nations,  the Greek Church does for the heti'o-  geneous mass we call  the Slav.  "Seventy-two elements, enter into  the structure of the strange mixture  called tlie Slav, and upon all of them.  St. Petersburg has put its stamp of  uniformity .'.md has gathered them  under its protecting wing. What the  Pope does in the south, the Czar, as  Pope, does in tho north. And the Slain ivlh'icn stands for the twin giant  with Pome in the south.  IN RELIGION, TOO.  "Tie has the same reason (or reii-  ';io:-s existence, the same possibilities',  (he same future. The Slav in religion  will do for tho north what Homo Im.*-  done for the south. Kence the reason  for his dominance as seen from the  ecclesiastic side.  "Add to this fundamental f.aclot  the cyclic repetitions of history,  namely, that the conditions of the  coining of Christ nre rather pronouncedly reproduced in our day and thai  soon after the establishment of the  early Christian Church there  a vast downpour of (loths and  from tbe north and an equally  able flown/ our of Slavs may be  /ideiuly looked foi- with equally  vigorating resulls. so far as race  nervation  is rniicerneij.  "Add .also the. other factor of the  '.'I'.iduul re-nbsorplion of niiieli of the  Protusiant cluii'ch into -its original  Catholic 'AIran. Mater"' and lhe. posi-'  lien becomes more and more  strengthened, that those who anlici-,  p.ate a dominance of the Slav iii the'  near future need not modify the  views so far as confirmation' from  tho religiods .side of the matter  concerned."  cuiur  lltiii.s  nol-  c'on-  rein-  pi'e-  is  STARS WE CAN'T SEE.  Professor Hus'.vey, of the Lick Observatory, cf California, .who for  weeks past, lias been ennui Ing at  CanoLlas, near Orange, New Soutli  Wales, is .reported '.to. h'avo .'discovered ten now double stars. The Professor, who'-is''.vis'iLing-. Australia in pursuance of the .scheme to e.stublith' a  ch'niu of astronomical stations round  the world, has removed his camp to  the Blue Mountains for . the . purpose  of making further .observations. -The  number of stars visible to the.naked  eye is fewer than 0,000. The number of stars visible through the  largest telescope is probably, nof  fewer th'nnPlCKyJOO.onO.  -'a  ft  i  j  (     ,!  . ft GEMS  f>F IMPURE "RAY.  Ladies     Bank Their   Jewels     'and  Wear Doubles.  A few generations ago imitation  gems were unheard of, and the family heirlooms and costly'lowels wore  worn by women on all State occasions m all their real magnificence.  To-day, however, in the smartest, of  the "smart set" a ditlerent stale of  affairs" exists, says the London Ex-  prcss.  - Society women rarely wear their  real jewels���which are usually kept  at the Bank of England or other safe-  Ideposits���but have them duplicated in  'such wonderful' imitations that only  'an expert could detect the substitution.  A jeweler who makes a specialty of  Iwhat ho terms "jewelry of reconstructed 'gems," has worked up a  '.largo .business in copying tho famous  Inocklavob, tiaras, ropes of pearls, and  BRIGHT'S DISEASE  BEAM ASM,  Mary Malcolm's Life Was Measured by Days and  Hours.  Dodd's     Kidney  * Pills Had  Able to bo Out in^'a  Week.  Her  " Pure soap 1" ' You've heard  the' word's. In Sunlight  Soap   you have  the fact.  Another Remarkable Cure' Brought  Out by the  Colling-wood  and  Eglington Cases.  Icorsage- ornaments belonging to fam-  lous beauties, grand dames, and Am-  Sericun heiresses. At a stone factory  lin Vienna ho turns out diamonds,  rubies, and emeralds to order.  In the first place, ho sends a man  to his customer's home, who makes  a careful drawing of each valuable  piece of jewelry, and from'this design an exact duplicuto af the original is made for, gonorally, about ono-  fiftioth of tho price of tho real gems.  The mounting in this finer class of  imitation jewolry is identical ��� with  that used in sotting the real stones.  Often small real diamonds aro usnrl.  for the clasp of a string of pearls  which are made by a manufacturing  chomist, and soinctnnes even reconstructed stones alternate with real  gems " '  At the Iioyal Courts, the opera,  and Stale dinners a largo percentage  of tho magnificent ' gems worn lire  products from tho chemist's,, laboratory, costing anything from .Cr>0 to  ��200���perfect imitations of, in many  instances, priceless gems.  A   JAVANESE   VIEW.  In tho course of an interview which  appears in "Cassel'a Saturday Jour-  jnal," Viscount ilayashi, tho Japanese Minister in London says.  ' "There is something solid and dig-,  nificd about the average Briton that  never fails to 'impress me; England is  'so progressive. As a city I consider  Loudon iniquc. In the first place it  is so large, yet so orderly and well  governed. It is an example of what  your laws, the love of justice, and the  loyal spirit of a gieat people towards  their country and King can produco.  'As a foreigner from the Ear East,  I can assure you '" that London at  once arrests attention. I know Par-  lis is a fine city; so is Berlin, and,  for that matter, St..Petersburg; but  las an example, of city government-  ship, if I may use that term, Lon-  jdon is a study."  ���Tho real secret of Britain's position amongst the nations of the  world, in the Viscount's opinion, is  ,hcr love of justice and  hor laws and  he  sincerity  of her citizens.   4   $ioo  Reward,  $100.  The rcadm s of this paper will bo  pioaM?(l to learn that thcra is at least  .' one dreaded disease that science has  ' been able to omo in all its stagos, and  that it Catarrh Hall's Catai rh Cure  is IMo only positive cure now known to  the medical fraternity. Oatarih being  a constitutional d.sease, ���requires a  I constitutional treatment. Hall'i Catarrh  Ouie in taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous sui faces oi the system, thoreby destroying tha  loundation of the disease, and giving  the patient strength by building up the  constitution and assisting nature in doing; its work. The proprietors hava  f>o 'much faith in its curative powers  that they oficr One Ilundiod Uollais foi  any case that it fails to cuie Scud foi  list  of   testimonials..  Address  F.   J.   CHENEY   &.   CO..  Toledo,   O.  Sold   by  all  Druggists,   75c.  Take    Kail's   Family   Tills   for   constipation.  Toronto, Eeb. IS.���(Special).���Tho  interest, in medical circles hero over  the cures of Mrs.'Adams, ol Colling-  wood, and Mrs. Philip, of ISglington,  of Bright's Disease, has boon given  fresh, fuel by another and yet more  startling cure of that same terrible  ailment. .'This latest case is'that of  a young girl, Mary Malcolm, ,who  lives with, her parents at 199 Masl-  boiough  Avenue, this city.  DEATH SEEM id0 SURE. '  This'euro! is little short of miraculous. ..Miss "Malcolm was in tho clutches of Bright's Discaso from May  until .September, and hnd sunk so  low that hor life was measured by  days if not by 'hours. Hope - hacl  given place to a certainty of death,  arid hor friends had tunica' to tho  sad task of preparing^, hor grave  clothes. Those Inst ghastly garments'1  are now in tho/ house, but Mary Malcolm is a strong hearty maiden who  can look on them without oven a  shudder of fear. Dodd's Kidney Pills  olTccted tho change. Iforo is the  story as ��� told by tho girl's mother,  Mrs.  W.  Malcolm:  "My 'daughter, Mary, who is now  fourteen years o'd, was taken' suddenly ill with Bright's Disease in  May, j902. Wo had tho doctor'and  continued with him till September,  1902, when ho said he could do nothing moro for her. She was  swollen with Dropsy ns to be'  most unrecognizable.  ,      - ,      CURE  WAS  QUICK.  "From a book dropped in at  door, we learned of Dodd's Kidney  Tills and as a last resort determined  to try them. They gave her relief  from tho very beginning, so much  so that in ono week wc wore able to  take her out to Munro Park for an  afternoon. *  After taking four boxes, she was  entirely cured and she has nc.or had  tho slightest relapse. We can never  ay too much" for Dodd's Kidney  Pills, as they certainly saved my  daughter's life."  And Mary, the daughter on whom  Bright's Disease had pronounced the  sentence of death, now a picture of  healthy girlnood, smiled a cheerful  assent to her mother's statement and  chimed in, "If I am ever sick again  I will take nothing but Dodd's Kidney  rills."  It is hardly necessary to aci'd that  proof piled on proof has convinced  the public .. that Bright's Disease is  curable and that Dodci's Kidney Piii"  are the cure; that if the disease is  of tho Kidneys or from the Kidneys  the one unfailing remedy is Dodd's  Kidney Pills.  REDUCES  z/ <^&e<  Aali for tlio Octagon Bar. -    -   131  SO  al-  the  SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION.  Damp lampblack will ignite' from  the sun's rays. Tho same can bo said  of cotton-waste' moist with lard or  other'animal oil. Lampblack and a  little oil or water will, under certain conditions, ignite spontaneously. Nitric acid and charcoal create  spontaneous combustion. Now printers' ink on paper, when in contact  with a stcam-pipo. will ignite quickly. Boiled linseed oil and turpentine  in otpial parts on cotton-waste will  ignite in a few hours under a mild  heat. Iron chips, filings, or turnings  should not bo stored in a shop in  wooden boxes. The oily waste which  is not infrequently thrown among  them adds to tho danger of fire from  this source. The sweepings from the  machine shop, if kept on hand,  should never be placed over iron  shavings. This mass of disintegrated  iron is enough    to' incite heat      and  I was Cured of lame back, ' after  suffering 15 jcars, by MINARD'S  L-.NIMENT.  Two Rivers,' N.S.    ROBERT ROSS.  "���I  was   Cured     of   Diphtheria,    after  doctors'failed,-by    MINARD'S LINIMENT. ~*  ' Antigonish.   ,      JOHN A. FOREY.  I was Cured ,of contraction of inus-  eles by MINARD'S LINIMENT.  'MRS. RACHEL SAUNDERS.  D'allhousie  t-f  ^.���.-err---  Teacher: "All, things that can bo  s.een through are called transparent  Fanny, mention something which is  transr arenl." Fanny - "A pano of  glass." Teacher : "Quite correct.  Now, Fanny, mention f-ome other object through which you can sec"  Fanny : "A keyhole."  >���/^7^c^ kcW^9^i^^e^  Assurance Company  -HOME    OFFICE   112-118 King; Street, West,  Toronto,'  Ear the Ycap Ended 3ist December, 1903  r                            ,       / v  Dec. "31   1902.���To   Not   Ledger   A.sscts       $4,773,785  35  RECEIPTS.  De--.  31,   11)03.-  -To   casb   for   Premiums...  ���To   Cash  oa  Investments  SI, 132,016  Ul  ���   248,746  78  DISBURSEMENTS.  Dec.   31,   1903.���By     payment    for   Death   (Junius,  1'roiits,   etc.   .    ���By   all   other   payment*)    $1,381,308  00  $C,l.'55,149-'04  S-123,217   80  355,720   43  ASSETS.  Dee. 31,   lyoi  Debentures        (market  "I've come lo tell you, sir, that tho  photographs you look- of us tho other  (clay aro not at all satisfactory. Why,  jiny husband looks like an ape!"  "Well, madam, you should have  thought of that beforo you had him  taken."  COitK IN EUJROl'K.  VUiilc Spain still jiek'<- 32,800 tons  of cork annually, woith $13,000,000,  Italy's production has decreased to  4,000 tons (S230.000 worth)."��� Italy  used to have splendid cork forests,  but they ha\e beta foiled fcr charcoal nnd for potash. So\ only-five  years ago England's supply of corks  came nltogother from Italy.  " f^i/j-IcartwasThainpinsmy  '..i-Fa out," is the way Mrs. K. H. Wright,  -t Urockvilta, Ont., descibe3 her sufferings  -cm smothsring, fluttering and palpitation.  VUr trying many remedies without benefit,  .:/�� bottles of Dr Agnew's Cure for the Heart  ���-������stored her to perfect health. Tha first  loss gave almost instant relief, and iaaday  i uffering ceased altogether.���51  Tommy : "Mamma, I want to ask  you an impoi tant question." Mamma : "Well, what is it, dear ?"  Tommy . "If a boy is a lad and has  a stepfather, is the lad a step-  ladder ?"  .���Uy   Mortgage:,,   etc      ���lly   atook.s,   Bond-,,   and  value    S3,170,047 -17)    ,   ���Uy   Ileal   Kstato,'   including company's   building-  ���lly  Loans   on  Policies, "etc      ���Hy  Loaiib^on  Stocks  (neatly  all   on call)         ���Jly   Cash  in   Hanks,  ami >on  hand        ���]>y   Premiums   outstanding,  etc.   (less  cost  01   collection) . ....           ���P.y   Interest  and  Kent-,   due and   accrued      Dec   ,3 1,   3  LIABILITIES.  ���03���To   Guarantee   Fund          ���To  Absutance unci  Annuity     Hc-  -   ,   .-crvo   Fund    ���'1 o Heath .Losses   AwaiVing  Proofs.  Contingent    Kxpenteh,   etc   -S    778,933  20  53,376,210,75  $1,003,001  00  3,1 18,345  88  374,390  02  .'103,909  03  "413,3 10.."14  42,584   22  55,370,210   7.".  208,937   14  40,052   S9  ��5,023,300  70  5       00,000   00  4,071,197   00  41,307   02  Minard's Liniment Believes taalp  If a girl really nnd truly ioves a  man she doesn't try to find out what  the ring cost.  Prison Worker : "My man, what is  the cause of your being here ?" Convict : "Well, my lawyer knew too  little, an'  the jury know loo much."  Little Ethel : "Mamma said she  hoped you would call to-day." Mrs.  Caller : "That was nice of her.  Who_c is your mamma?" Little  Ethel : "Oh, she's srending the day  in the country."  . or 0\cr Sixty Years  Mn��. WlNilowRSoaiui.va Sir urn- linn li/jon use 1 bj  million), of Mothcm for the 1* children i/hllo leciiun^  IlBoolht-? thu chil-I, MiltiUt. their'ni-5. al'.iynprvn, onrfM  wind onlic. regulates thustormoh un-1 liowels. and is thi  hrstronicdi for DIiuIkb-x Tnor.tj-llvo ctuito a bolU<  Sold bT-lruggiiiU throughout, tlie work1, ilo mire nnd  ��ak for-'Miu. W'.Nir.owsSoorii'Ni, Svr.irr."    12���0*  ,07o.3(.i>J   02  \'KT   SURPLUS    .    .         5350,230   70  Aaditcd   and   found   coirect���John   N.   Luke,    Auditor, ,  Wm    T      Standen,   Consulting   Actuary.  /Sew   msuiancc   iv,up<1   during   1903       S   5.834,890  Beinir  the best year  in   Geneial  Blanch   in  tho   history  of   the   Company.  rlnsuiam*e  in  fotce  nt  end   of  1903   'net)    $32,45:1,977  ���No   monthly   or   Provident   policies   were   lbsucil���tins   blanch    having      beeu  discontinued. 1  President,  JOHN   L    ULAlKIl'l.  Vice-Presidents,  jamks TirounurtN. 11 d.. hon.  stii w   k. ml-rwdith,  k o.  McJical   Director.  Directors.  HON       RENATOU   ROWAN",   K.C..   LL.ll.,   U.M.O.  L.   W.   SMITH.   l'SQ .   KCDCL,  D.   UlcCRAR.   ESQ..   GtJIOLl'II.  MANAGING     DIUKCTOlt.  1 L.   GOLDMAN,    A.l A ,    l-'.U A  Secretary, Superintendent of Agencies,  W.   11.   TAYLOJt.   li.A .   LLH. T.   G.  AleCJOKICIOY.  Tho  icoort,   containing  tho  proceedings of   the     Annu��l    Meeting*,    held  Jan    ISSth   last,   ahowins   minked   prools   01 the   continued    iiiogiev-  *"���'.-..   ".-  ii...   r>��.���,,..r",    will   Im  unt   to oolicv-holdeis       Pa;  ..y    ��.    f-i.rt    nm.f.rrnvii    rnvi.M.riiuiiL    uitiM?*   ui      1.11.*       ww...,.......,        I.IIU  1-1    OURNEY,   ESQ.,  J     K.  OSBORNE, ESQ ,  on  ,iiid  solid  iiosTlioii"of "the' Company,   will  ho"hent   to   policy-holdeis       Pamphlets   explanatory  oi  the  attractive  investment  pliuis of   the    Company    unci   a   copy  Annual   Report,   showing   it-,   unexcelled   financial   position,   will   bo   ft  appl cation   to   the   Home   Office   or   any   of   the   Company s   Agencies.  of       the  furnished   ou  Tho 8toiT)ach'e "Weal or Woo I"  ���The stomach  is  tha centre from which,  I from lhe standpoint of health, flows " weal  ' or woe."   A hei! thy .stomach means perfect  . digestion���perfect digest'on  means strong  and   steady  nerve   centies���stronc;  ncrvo  centres mean good circulation, rich blood  and Rood health.   South American Kervina  tnalccs and keeps tbe stomach light.���52  "ReguS&r Practitioner��� Mo Result."���Mrs. Annie C.Cheitnut.of Whitby,  was formonths a rheumatic victim, but South  American Rheumatic: Cure changed the song  from " despair " to "joy." She says: "I  suffered untold misery from rheumalism���  doctors' medicine did ma no good���two bottles of South American Rheumatic Cure cured  ma���relief two ho'in after tho first d03e,"--5P  i/ove may litugh ut locksmiths, but  he who laughs lust laughs best.  Mr. Kidder : "Ah-, how-dc-rlo, doctor ? If you have a few minutes to  spare I wish you would come o,-er  io my hoiiMj nnd chlorofoim my  youngeM boy." Tir. Pike : "What  is the matter witli the lad 1" Mr.  Kidder : "Oh, his mother wauls lo  comb his hair."  . .*Ql-^lJ:CTr^-..^m.i^��3rpqwOTarri^^gjiiijM^LiijjjL.iui/ii.ijii,ft[^n  Caller :     "And    this     is the      new  bi.by ?"      Fond Mother:  "Isn't     he  splendid ?"      (Jailor :   "Yes,,   indeed."  Fond Mother :  "And so clever.      Sco.i  how   intelligently   he   breathes."  Mr. Bniggs : "I saw something  new in drosses to-day." Mrs. Braggs:  "Oh, what was it, John?" Mr.  Braggs :~ "Your si?ter's baby���it's  just  two  clays  old.",  .  r  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant Soap Powder dusted in tho  bath, softens the water and disinfects.  "I punish you, my son," said the  strenuous mother, as she wielded-the  slipper, "lo show my love for you."  "Well, lmiiiimn.," icjoined the incorrigible youth, "-.oil rcutJn't forco  your love to woi k overtime on. my  account."  Mincrd's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.  Fred : "Frank is in a teirible fix."  Oeorgie : "How so 7" Fred: "Jessie's father threatens to disinho:it  lier if she marries him, and she  says she will sue him for breach of  promise if he doesn't."  Minard's Linimsnt Cures Dandruff.  "The last I heard of him he was  (���limbing lhe ladder of success."  "Yes; but he was Irving to go up so  fast Hint he overlooked a place  where  theio  was  a  rung  misting."  BASTEDO'S  Jrt   77   KIN 3   ST.,  east,  * "lonot'TO.  'Stags  UNLESS  CSRCULATED.  Health Is assu-'oci by tha new process  or curing: disaasa.  ������..^RELIEF IN 30 MINUTES.  ���Sick .headache,' indigestion, loss of  j vigor, falliriR- rnomory," nervousness are  j an infallible signs of weakeninff nerves  and hidlculc LlmL your nerves lack rich  blood rwil.h which to build up their  broken llssuou. Dr. ' A-ynew's Heart  Uuto heals and strengthens the heart  and (jivos It tlio power to send rich  blood coursing through tho veins, when  most diiieiiEes disappear as by magic. It  ^relieves heart disease in 30 minutes and  lo   a   wonderful   euro. X7,  Cr. .-;Jnew's Ointment cures piled la  o.Me to ttirce dayc.   350.  Minard's Liniment for sale evsrywhern   ^.   A TIIEP, TirA'l1  GROWS mSITTCS.  There is a tree in the West Indies  that the natives say "grows dishes!"  It looks like an apple tree. They call  it the calabash. It bears very.queer'  leaves and large white blossoms that  grow right from the trunk "and larger  branches. After the flower comes the  fruit, just as our apples or peaches  do. Bui- tliis fruit is .in the shape of  a goard, only stronger and much  larger, sometimes n. foot in diameter. Now, see what a use tlie  the people of that country moke of  this fruit. The shell is so Hard that  all sorts of big and little dishes and  drinking cups can be carved out or  it. Even pots and kettles aro made  and usad over the fire, but, of course,  they cauaot, lost as long as our Iron  ones.   .'-���."������������' /..  NBVi-Ju cjNurcu viruo.  The only regiment of regulars in  the Itritish army that has never yet  bcetv "blooded," that is, that has  never been under lire, is the Irish  Guards. This regiment was only  formed in 1900, ns, it will be remembered, the outcome of Queen Victoria's \ isit to Ireland, and in honor of tlie splendid work performed by  Irish! regiments at the front.  When you think you have cured a  cough or cold, but find a dry,  hacking cough remains, there is  danger.   Take  SP'CIAI.  SALE OF  Eond for catalog,    AVog'.vo extra value.  Raw Fut-s and Q-inaine-,   Send for price llri  IL���04  Oomtaion line Sfeamsnigss  Montronl to Liverpool  Portland to Livorpsol  Laige and i-'ast Steamships. Superior  accommodation for all clasic) ol passengers. Saloons and Staterooms am  amidships. Special attention has been  given lo the Second Saloon aud 1'hiid-  Clas-i ruTOinniodation. Foi rates of  passages and all pai llculur.s, apply to  any agent of the Company, or to passenger   agent.  DOMINION   LINK 'OFFICIOS:'   ���  .17  St.   Sacrament   St.,   Montroal.  YOUU Git 0CEBI.ES all Ovcr tin  Kitchen.    Send for one of Our-  m  (not  USE-PROOF  EBY CABINET!  In Oak, with Metal   'jack.  Sent to  any o.ddrcss on receipt  of 51.75  The Bennett Mfg. Co.  PICKEHIHC,  OKTAHIO.  Do not send stamps.    Agents wanted  The Lung  Tonic  at once. ' It will strengthen the  lungs knd stop this cough.  Prloen: E. C. Wellb & Co. 305  .50o,$l.  LoRoy.N.Y.,Toronto, Can;  1&-W  ML    KINDS   0?  FRUITS  And Farm Produce generally/  consigfn it to us  aad we will get  you good pricoo.  Aa  adBiirabio Food   of  tho  <!���'  .THE '  Oawson Oommission Go,,  ���SQ��0aTW.Q-  '.���'imrn/f  T, v.-  Finest quality and flavour.  Nutritious and Economical.  48���21  _0OR_O��Eg0gAT8  nnd failed Suits would Ion!; boltor ilyo;l.   If ni> *���'rni  of mitt In your tern, wrlto direct "ilontmnl, IJoi; lis  BRITISH   AMERIOAN   DVEINQ   CO.  ECONTEEAL.  Issue No.  8���04.  7 '"   !? =$  ���-���il?  '* < '  iii    iilillli   ut iifr7TT,ir"-iM,r"1      "     ������'.'���'L         ''    '- '������������  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE. I      ';  AT UN,    li. C,    SATURDAY-,    AiRll,  LATEST  WIRES.  Ounrinued from I'ugc 1'our-.  (*t)i:raii  ol  Kii��ii.uiu:  3+. Marliu's Chitreli. cor. 'I'liiul  uud finiu-  or��tro��t��.   Sunday, services, Matin* At 11 *�����  m., Evoimnnir ':83 p. 111.   Celabrntlnn of Holy  Communion, Ut Suiuluj-.lii cash r.io/itli ami  ��i< Spnelnl oovnsions.   Sunday School. .Sun-  <Jhj- ��t   *   p.   in.     I'rminiiltnu   Meclintrs,   Nt  1'hni tela] In ortfli inuiilh. -  Rev. I". ly. SteiiliPiibun. Keetur.  i -  St. Aiielion1'. Piuitbj terian Uliurch hold  sni'iiuRn in    Hip  Church   on   .Sacond  fctiect.  Ilomins noi-Tioo at 11 e\ni'iii|r wu-iieo 7:S0  Sanday Se.iool at thp oIoub of the iriornine;  scrrlcti. Itpif. C.Tiivkincton, Miruslor. Free  RrnHlnc Room, to which nil are ������elc-nmc.  McDonald's Groceiy makes a  specialty of fresh eggs unci butter.  T)r.TlI/K. Young, M. L. A., is  a passenger on tlie, Priticess'.May:  he .should arrive here on Friday. ^  Fresh Kgfis just arrived fit E. T,.  'Pillman & Go's.  Mr. "Pillman is   building  a  ievidence on DiscoTery Street.  Fiesh Garden and Flower Seed?  at C. R. Bourne's  Xormau McLcod and  Findley left on Thursday  ���Alsek Gold fields.     '  ' Latest Magazine-?, Periodicals  and Circulating-Library at F,. J,.  Pillman & Co. ' !    -  t  Several new offices are being elected on Third Street.  George |  for  the  Stevens  Shot Gun.  Single Iiariel,   12   bote  Apply Claim Office.  A quantity of Steel pipe was  hauled, by Dixon Bros., from Taku  and several tons of machinery, from  Caribou, for the Spruce Creek Power Company.  a   Well assorted Stock of Domestic  and Imported Cigarss  at Bourne's.  Among the arrivals this week  were:���Frank Arnold, A. Ross, F\  Miller. J. Mahrer, G. E. Hayes, I.  Gillespie, W. Haddon, McKenzie,  Mrs. J. Tallmire, Miss Tall mire,  Mr. and Mrs Murot.  [f you want a good meal go lo the  Quick Lunch Room, Mr1- Heiining  proprietr.ess.  Mr. Henry Malum leaves Paris  ���next week en route lo Atlin.  Since his departure, Mr. Maluin has  become a happy father. Miss Re-  ne'e Maluin was born on February  2nd., last We extend to both  Mr. and Mis. Maluin out heartiest  congratulations.  New stock of Stationery, Letter  Heads, Bill Heads, Dodgers, Posters, Cards, Programmes, Invitations, Envelopes, etc., etc.  Atlin Claim Office.  '���'Wings" is at Nagasaki, Japan,  he writes "All excitement because  of the. war. Wc hear very little  news here; newspaper boys, about  fifty, not allowed to go to the  front."  \V. G. Paxtoti, Notary Public,  has taken offices in the Claim Block.  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP  eighl" battleships,   elc\en   cruisers  and torpedo boats and desltovers to  1  a number which is not yet fixed.'  Vancouver, 30th-���O. T. Switzer  is heteen route to Atlin. He has  just let a contract iu San Fiancisco  for a new dredge lo be opeiated on  Spruce Cteek, Atlin. This dredge  as well as the B. A. D. Co.'sdredge  will be operated by electricity.  The , Steamer   Met maid,   plying  between Jervis souiid-aud  Vaiicou-  vet, struck a reef   which   was  not  -noted on the chait  and sunk  iu  a  few jmiuute-*   in  ,100   fathoms   of  water.     All  passengeis and crew  escaped in the boats.    The Captain  J is not blamed  for, tlie  accident  as  fine   the presence of   the  reef was   not  j known to navigators.  "  Houghton,   Mich., ���Apiil   ist.  No. 7 shaft of the Quincy   mine, is  011 fire.    Tbis is one of the most famous mines on the copper peninsula.    There   are  many  millions  of  feet of feet of timbers in the' mines,  aud   if   tlio   file   spreads into the  workings, as now seems piobable it  will do, the loss will be irreparable.  Halifax,   tst.���Over  5,000  imi-  grants will  land  here   within   the  next week.  Ottawa, ist.���The . Ouestion of  taking Newfoundland into the Dominion of Canada is ' attracting a  great deal of attention at the present time. In the event of the absorption Newfoundland will be given four Senators and ten members  of the House af Commons.  Thamcsville, Out. ��� - The river  Thames is on a rampage and boats  navigate every street in town with  ease. From three to six feetof water is found iu business places of  the city and more than fifty families are living on the ^second floor  of their houses. Water.is still ri  sing.  Toronto,���Colonel W. D. Otter  was thrown from his horse and picked up unconscious; he is suffering  from concussion of the brain and  may die.  ���I'l. !���,'."������ '   .��� HI" i����i.Bi.��^<inwiLLll��'il',jau��i��i��iLj��wJi.-. iv.-.ijm.-.-LO.l'i-' ,u.'.  stables -&  lumsden  .(.' 70  We   are  still ' doing   business at the  Old. Stand   ���   '    '..   <",: ,      ���     /    ���'  THE  IKON    STORE.        * *  And are to the front'with Fresh Eggs'  and the best brands of Butter, - backed' up  by a full- line of Groceries, best brands on the  Market.',   s   ���,       .-   '] ���'_.'. \\ : \\  ,OUR   MOTTO."   Fair treatment to all ,,   >   ,  OUR   AIM:   Once a Customer, always a Customer.  THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER  '.,���   ,' 'and :  MANUFACTURING. Co., Limited.  KUiCTRIC    JJGHT    RATES: ��� Installation,   $3:50 per light.  IB Candle Power Incandescent $3:00 per month nor light.  Chkaper, Betthk, Safer, Cleanlier,, & Healthikr Than Oil.  Mouvrn Steam Lauxdhy in Cokksciio.'* Wash Bundles Collected'*  DlLITIUa,  Better Work and Cheaper Rates than any Possible by. Hand "Labor.  <J. T. REGAN,  ATLIN   &   DISCOYERY.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest aud highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  ist.inst,   areas foIlo,vvs:  Mch. 26  i  below  29 above  27  3  above  3i  2S  5  32  29  24  30  30  ���   8  3i  31  26  34  April   1  32  37  Shelf  and  Heavy   Hardware*  Giant   Powder   Fuse- and. Gaps.  Tin and Granite Ware---Miner's & Blacksmith's .Supplies.���Doors and Windows.  One   Price   to   Aft.  LOUIS   SChiULZ,  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butcher  -    FIRST    STREET,,  ATLIN,   B.' G.  KCIYAL     MOTEL,  DISCOVERY,     0--  B.   C.  XOTIGE U hereby (riven that the partnership hitherto existing between Geoi'sre I.oe  Garden nnd David Livingstone Unil has> been  dlssolvod, and all assets, and liiibllltics enn-  trnotod by said Garden nnd Hall linva boon  taken over and assumed by David Livinir-  atono Hall.  n*t����lat Atlin. U. C. Fob. SOtli. JO04.  C, Leo (jrinlon,  B. f.. ITall.  WANTlvD Spcuinl lioprcsentatlvo in this  nnd niljoinln-,' territories, to roprosent and  ndvortiso (Hi old cstabliHhod busineis bouse  of solid finatiuial stnndin-;. Salary, $21  weoltly, with expenses-, udvttncod each Monday by chock direct from headquarters.  ICxpsnses iidvniiaod; position permanent.  Wo furnish evorythini;. Address. Tbe Columbia. 830 Motion Hid?., Chicago, III.  CHOICEST WINKS LIQUORS & CIGARS.  ALEXANDER   BLAIN,   Proprietor.  FOR  Call and get prices at  HOTEL VANCOUVER.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST   OF  GOODS  THE  MEAT  MARKET  First Street,   Atlin.  Sam.  Johnstone,   Prort.  I KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES*  Al,!, old Stock returned to t,. Sehnla.


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