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 ~ ^ j -V"  .,-',-"���.-���-'     *.     ,   ���>  r'  *'  '���:..  ".       *                                   v   *-���                f*         **        p     * ^J*    *      t^J                              **      /       *"S��^   "I*    *���     ^  > -    ':'  ���' \-\  '   "> *'<  r\  i  '                                                       <-                J  THE ATLIN CLAIM.  VOL.   8.  ATLIN, B. C,   SATURDAY,    APRIL   4,    1903.  NO.  194.  1903 FREIGHT  Rates Over the W. P. &- Y.  To Be Reduced  New Tariff Being Prepared���The  Redistribution Bill���A, Politl-  , '       cal Plum. '        n  The new freight schedule ot the  White Pass & Yukon Rly.,itis  expected, will be published very  'Shortly. Although not authoritatively, it is stated that material reduction will be made 011 through  shipments on -the rates hitherto  prevailing.     The classification   of  ' freight has been considerably altered so that shippers will be greatly  benefitted,'while the scale of rates  .which will apply ou general staples  has been reduced to a very appreciable   extent.      Only the through  , rates from B. C.J and Puget Sound  ports are affected by the new tariff,  the rates between local points on  the White Pass remaining the same  -   as last year.  Increased Representation.  * . The Redistribution Bill has been  laid before the Dominion House>  ^ It is likely that > ten members' will  be given to the Northwest, which  is now represented by four. An effort will also be made to increase  the representation in the Senate for  the West. .Tt is "considered that  Manitoba, the Northwest and Bri-  tis Columbia should have 24 Senators, the same number as the Mari-  ��� time Prorinces.  Home Rule for Ireland.  ^ St. Patrick's Day, 1903, is liable  to be a memorable one for the  Emerald Isle, on account of the in-  traduction of a Local Self-government or Home Rule Bill into the  Imperial House. The leaders of  the Nationalists and , Irish Unionists claim that they can carry the  measure this session.  For Services Rendered.  Mr. G. W. Morrow, oi Vancouver, has been appelated Indian  Agent at Methlakahtla, to fill the  vacancy caused by the death of the  late Mr. Charles Todd. Mr. Morrow recently managed the Mac-  pherson campaign.  Provincial Politics.  The question of party politics iu  future Provincial administrations is  still agitating the political atmosphere of the coast cities, the latest feature of the case being that  Ralph Smith, M.P., purposes withdrawing from the Dominion House  to lead the Pioviucial Liberal-Labor  party.  Slate Creek to Be Exploited:  ��� 7  > Four leases.'have  recently been  taken up,on Slate creek, a tributary  of Dixie, and a gang of men is now  making preparations to exploit the  ground.   UA series of shafts will be  sunk to bedrock   with   the view of  cross-cutting the channel.   A small  local syndicate is at the back of the  enterprise. .Slate,, in the early  days, was staked from source to  mouth, but, apart from scraping up  the grass roots, itio actual prospect  woik was done. ' The creek is  one of the likeliest in the district,  and we should not be at all surprised to learn that the enterprise  of this syndicate^ has been amply  rewaided in the near futuie.  An Official's Opinion  The Atlin Camp Second   to   None in the North  Developments the Order of the Day,  Great  We are always pleased to hear  of our t well-wishers putting in a  good word "for the district, more  especially Avhen it is a gentleman of  Mr. E. S. Busby's standing who expresses himself. The Collector of  Customs, in a recent interview in  Vancouver, said: c        '  " Atlin is very prosperous.  There are fully 400 men now employed on the mining claims there  and there is not an idle man in the  camp. --The owners are all doing  well and 'are contented. The'placer  mines are showing up well and are  ���immanent! The future of the  Tfaiup is assured. The gold .and  copper propositions being opened  up are adding to the resources of  the place.' Atlin never was in  better shape, and I .would advise  any person thinking of going North  to look for work to try Atlin."  Mr. Busby visited Atlin last  month on his tour of inspection to  the different ports under his supervision as Canadian Collector of  Customs, and was impressed with  the advancement and stability of no  other place in the North as h\was  with that of Atlin.  A Mining Partnership.  Our suggestion of some week ago  regarding the exploitation of Ruby  creek by the new claim owners, we  note, has been taken up. A partnership has just been formed which  will include some 3000 feet of the  creek bed. This partnership has  beenentered into by and between  the following owners: Messrs.  Kirkiand and Brown���the discoverers, ���Coutts, Lumsden, McLeod,  McKay, Williams, Blackett, Pilling  aud Wheeling. The first regular  meeting of the partnership���which,  by the way, is to be known as The  Ruby Creek Partnership, Ltd.,���  will be held in Atlin on Monday,  13th inst.  It is the present intention of the  partnership to commence active  development of the creek about the  first' of June. Alec. Brown has  been appointed Manager, aud from  what we know of him as a thorough  miner, if there is any gold in Ruby  creek he will find it. lIf the expectations of creek are realized the  Partnership stands a good chance  of being a big winner. We hope  to hear satisfactory reports in the  near future/  * *   <  The ground owned*, by the partnership includes,the discovery, and  finm ^o. 3 above, to No. 5^ below,  inclusiye. s   .'      ���  Apropos to individual exploitation, we, notice that'the mouth of  Ruby creek and the'benches each  side of the individual claims,- have  been taken up as hydraulic lease  holds by several'weir known local  miners.    ,~ ' *     *  Once the presence of gold in paying quantities is established there  is no creek in the district possesses  finer, natural advantages of water,  grade and dump for hydraulicing  than Ruby.  In Rich Pay.  From a report received of the  drifting work on Pine creek,- below  discovery, on the south side of the  creek, the most satis factory* condition of affairs exists.  The drifts in this vicinity vary  in length from fifty to 150 feet, and  so far no blanks have been struck.  A general average of the pay for  the winter's work is reckoned at  $15 to the set, although pans of  from $1 to $3 on bedrock are not  uncommon. Already some large  and valuable dumps are * awaiting  the advent of spring���for the wash-  up. It is interesting to note that  at 130 feet in, bedrock is still dipping into the bench.  Forty-two ounces, with seven  meu for six days, is not a bad return at this time of year. Such is  the last report of the Societie Mini-  ere on Boulder creek.  Good as that is, Tim Rayl's output, with the same number of men,  during the past few weeks, is even  higher.  Blaikie & Downie are making  preparations to commence a prospect drift on the bench at No. 2 below on Boulder.  STRIKES  Settlement of the Anthracite  Coa! Strike Accomplished.   ,  The Conciliation Committee of th��  B. C. Miners' Association Has  Made a Record for Itself.  The Commission,   appointed  by  President Roosevelt last  October^  to investigate  the  anthracite coaiC  strike has completed its  arduous  labors,   aud  has  handed in its report.    In brief, the Commission recommends   a   general increase   of  wages, - amounting,   in   most   in*  stances to ten  per cent; some^le-  crease of time;   the settlement  of'  all disputes  by arbitration ; fixes a  minimum wage and a sliding scale;  provides against discrimination of  persons by either the^inine owners  or the miners on account of membership   or   non-membership, in a  labor union, and   provides that the  awards   made   shall    continue   in -  force lintil March 31st, 1906.    The  Commission discussed', to some ex-  tent the - mattei. of  recognition or        ^  hbn-recognition   of. the-c miners*\j,A\  union, "but ,'declined- to make-anx^-V-i  award in this matter. .-        ,*;-/���' -  ~ The'coal 'strike^ at Fernie", B. Q;.,*' ; ,,  has beeir brought'to^an amicable  conclusion, through the efforts of ^  the Conciliation Committee sent by  the Miners' Convention. The exact terms of the agreement have not  yet been made public, but it is  thought that the .wages at Michel  and Morrisey will be increased and  lowered a trifle at the Coal Creek '  mines. The representatives of the  Western Federation Uuion are satisfied with the terms of settlement.  As showing the losses occasioned  by strikes, it is interesting to give  the estimate of the Anthracite  Strike Commission as to the cost of  that trouble:  To the mine owners, $46,100,-  000; to the mine employees, in  wages, $25,000,000; . to the transportation companies, $28,000,000,,  I   -���' " ?  {     -   -IB,  I   ' i   ' 'i  '   8  > 1  "1 i  *.a  1 :-��a  -1     -1";  ���ta  ��������� t  ���-���'���  fi  - It" I  <���, i'A  ������tt/is I  r  *%\  ' t  ' r~  , *   H     >- ���'  "V    -  ***$M  ii-i.-  1   ���  1    ^  if ���* -cB  -VSI  ���--��  ��&$*  < A -x&  Financially Solid.  ,,*5J  When the financial metropolis of  the world is recommending Canadian 3 per cent bonds they must be  pietty good. The following despatch is taken from one of our exchanges : "Canadian 3 per cents  are now selling at 103. They are  the only Colonial bonds that have  advanced iu price during the last  three 'years. Three per cents of  New South Wales and Natal are  quoted at 91. Canadians are now  better value than English Consols,  which now sell for 90, the lowest  for 35 years. No 3 per cent stock  on the English market is now considered equal to Canadians. There  has been shrinkage in other stocks.  3  ������3  : '!���  i^rf  -r  - s      x ���  \\    " ���  <-w*l-  "4  ,~~- .��...>���,.  -r.u  1 ^yimnii ��wnni-| ij THE FIRST-COMTIOI  OF EEPEITAICE,  John P. Peters, Hector St. Michael's  Protestant Eni-sco-ml Church,  New York City.  Not every one that sallh unto .me, Lord,  Lord, shall enter info tho Kingdom of  "Heaven, but, ho that cloctli the will of ray  Father  which  Is  In IJoaveil.���Mutt.,  vll.,  at.  A man cannot live a life which he  knows to be wrong and make his peace  with" God by penance, or prayers, or  gifts.  Tlie man who makes his money in  an improper way, and then seeks to  ,win himself a place in the Kingdom of  God by building churches and endowing universities and ollier'cliarities may  succeed in getting the very best pew-  in the richest and most pious church;  he  may  become  the  sworn 'friend  of   would   surely   be   accepted   of   Gc  eodly pastors^he may figure as art-   ��ou ^1^-"^^ thev  rector of a dozen charitable institu  tions; he may sit on many platforms  and denounce vice very loudly at public meetings, biit never in any' such  ,way can he enter into the Kingdom of  'God. i  God  does  not' condone   fraud,   and  ,   the frauds which the imperfect laws of  man  cannot touch  arc    tried   "in  the  Court of ,God   Almighty,  exactly    as  though  they  were  midnight  burglary  or  highway robbery.    The   man  who  has  amassed his  millions  by railroad  .wrecking and stock watering, by con-  - trolling Councils and Legislatures, by  .ingenious   deals    through    which   the  money in equity belonging to others  has by'no process "punishable by human law passed into his possession, is  tried  and  convicted  in   the  Court  of  God, on the vulgar charge of theft.  iThere is no use there in giving enormous retainers for the very best counsel "to defend  him on his trial.    The  most   pious    priests     and      eloquent  -preachers  cannot'save  him   from  the  ���clutches  of the law "of  God, no,  nor  ���even win delay.    Neither can he bribe  J'the jurors,   and the  Sheriff  that    re-  ������ccives him will not allow him to  escape on any pretext nor for any sum.  ''He  must serve  his  turn    with    safe-  "burglars, pickpockets, 'footpads,   train  -robbers, sneak thieves? confidence men  and (tie like.  '"With them is his por-  ,tion fn the hereafter.    God knows no  '-"difference'between  them.    He classes  l- ttera all together, enemies of society,  ���enemies of the State, enemies of righteousness,   enemies, of   God.    He  has  the  same  condemnation   for  the  man  '.who robs you of your purse   and the  jnan who contrives to relieve the public of $50,000,000.    They are    in    His  sight  equally  loathsome,  equally vul-  Igar, equally criminal.  No character that priests or pastors  ���can give the big thief is going to make  'him  any  less  hideous  in   God's sight  "than the common burglar; no retainer  ������which he may give them to plead his  ���plea in the shape    of    churches    and  ���charities is going to help him to "get  'free from the awful condemnation  of  'God, his judge.   Every one who reads  our  Lord's  words  must  see  that He  .was speaking of just such pious scamps  when  He said:    "Not every one that  saith  unto me,  Lord,  Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but  vhe  that doeth  the will  of  my Father  Avhich is in heaven."   Those churches,  /hospitals, asylums, universities, libraries,  missions,  and  the  like,   are  their  cry of "Lord,   Lord."  and when they  utter that cry in that particulai  manner   there are plenty of   realty   pious  men who will tumble over one another  in   the attempt  to  take   them  by  the  hand' and   smile  lovingly   upon  them,  and raise their  eyes  heavenward, and  say:    "Oh, my dear sir, you are doing  a noble work for the Lord.   The Lord  lias,  indeed,  blessed the  whole    community in giving you this blessing of  wealth.   You are preaching the Lord's  tiame like a prophet; you are casting  out legions of devils and working very  inirades by your benevolence."  By and by this man comes to the  gates of heaven. He is very sure of  admittance. He says: "Here are my  testimonials from the Lord's representatives. They show how I have  prophesied, cast out devils, and worked miracles." But the Lord says to  Wm: "I never knew you; depart from  me ye workers of iniquity."  It is astonishing how men will blind  themselves to the very nature o-f God  and to the character of His dealings  with men; and it has been the same  through all the ages of the world's  'history. People will keep thinking of  'God as some being outside of us, who  can be propitiated and made to give  us a reward by means of something  which we do or say. That is heathenism, unbelief, devil worship���  whether it calls itself }Buddhism or  'Mohammedanism or Christianity, or  by whatever name it calls itself. God  is love ; God is truth ; the law of virtue and integrity and loving kindness  is His will, and unless a man set his  heart to do that will he cannot know  God and the eternal life which is in  the knowledge of God. Neither is  the law of God in any way an arbitrary  or an accidental thing, so that some  other condition of our eternal happiness cpuld or can be given to man  than the acceptance for the aim and  rule of our lives of this divine law.  It is essential because it is the fundamental law of the being of God and  of all that is  divine, and  cur eternal  Happiness nes' in our becoming like  pod, developing the divine in us, being united with Him and pervaded by  His Spirit. ' "That, and tliat only, is  heaven and eternal life.  But a man may say:���"Is it not a  noble and glorious, use of wealth to  build hospitals, churches, colleges and  asylums? Supposing a man-to have  gotten, his wealth in a doubtful or  wrong manner, what belter amends  can he make than to use it in such a '  manner ? And can he not even do  more good'by this means than he has  done harm in acquiring it? And do  1 you not believe that a man. who does  such a good work as that will be accepted of God and forgiven?" '  Supposing that a man had picked  another man's pucket of frve dollars.  If he came to you and 'gave you five  cents of that toward building churches, and ten cents toward sending out  missionaries, and 'five cculs toward  educating men''for the ministry, and  ten cents toward erecting a hospital,  would you shake him by the hand and  assure him that he was doing more  good than he" had ever done harm, and  that' he was a noble Christian, who  accepted of God ?  very  be  restitution ; that he must be thoroughly sorry for what he had done and  must turn about, lead a new life aud  give up  theft altogether.  The conditions arc the same whether  a man has taken, much or little, and  whether he has taken it in a way punishable by human law.' or in an ungodly manner which yet, is not punishable  by human law. The first condition of  repentance is restitution, and no man  can draw near to God until lie repent  him of his  sin.1        , a    "The Dhrink Again."  ' "While Dr. Temple, whose rocenfc death  has shocked all England, was' Bishop  of London, he was entertaining aL his  house one evening some young' men who  ���were about to he ordained Iry llin1* '^��  make the time pass after dinner the  Bishop invented a new parlor ga.mc.  "1  will  go   into    my   study   and  lio  cases 01 water on the knee that were-  caused in thi** way.  "The 'force'required to shut a drawer  in this way is slight, and one scarcely  (notices the contact of the knee with  the drawer. But the knee joint is a  delicate structure nnd a bruise may  casily be caused thai will lead ultimately to very serious consequences. I have  had many patients who, from indulging  in this habit,' have brought on illnesses  that lasted from one month to six.'So  my advice to all women is to lean ovcr  and shut the drawer. ''  "It is better, although' it may seem  more troublesome at the minute. The  leaning over, instead of being a disad->  vantage, ia really'an excellent means of  exercise, and no way of closing a drawer  is so dangerous as to push it with tho  knee."  '  BEES AND POULTRY.  Immunity to Bee Stings. '  r  That a person who has been stung by  bees bocomes in time immune to tho  poison of the sting is asserted by Dr; H.  F. Parker. He reports that when he first  began'to keep bees he was frequently  stung, and that each sting was attended  with acute pain; but that as time went  on the pain and swelling became less.  In the following year, while tia-nsferring a hive of bees, he had an experience  which ho thus relates :���   '   .  "Sting fcllowcd sting in succession, in  legs, arms, fingers, neck and fueo. 1 imagined what a picture 1 would present,  closed ��yes and swollen hands and fe'o't.  I worked on, and so 'did the bees. I  could feel tho nccdlc-hke thrust, but  then it did not seem to pain as much,  and ,at last 1 finished the task. With  aching head,, slight nausea nnd vertigo  slowing coming on, I loft my task with a  sigh 01 relief lor what was accomplished, and filled with wonderment as to  what my personal appearance would be.  "Imagine my astonishinont to find  merely slightly raised red spots like little pimples, with  the red sting in  tho  down," he explained, "and-thcii you must  coino in,  one by  one,  and  address me | centre, as the result ^ of ^ each and every  as you intend to do your future parish-       "'    T " ' ' "'  - 'u:--~ l:,-~  ioners when making a sick ca.ll."  Thereupon he disappeared,,leaving his  guests considerably pci turned. Soon his  voice was heard, saying, "Are you going  to keep me here all night?"  The'young men knew someone must  go, so 'lots were cast, and the die fell  on a young Irishman from Ulster. He  entered the study with an air of assurance and, 'advancing to the lounge  where the Bishop was lying,1'shook his  head sadly, and observed:���  . . '  "Ah, Frederick, Frederick ! So it'3 tha  dhrink again���the dhrink again!"  The Bishop about that time found that  he felt like adjourning the game for  some other recreation. \  over a hundred eggs, and, ..with moderate attention, I have 'known them, to  lay very close to two hundred eggs per  year.   t/  'What is needed is to bring our' pure  breeds up to the highest type of hardiness, utility and beauty, and then for  'tlie poultry fanner 'to use only fowls  that are strictly 'pure in blood. Until  then poultry-raising will be more or  less an uncertainty. When good blood  is used, we see success in all branches  of live stock. Blood is ,the foundation  of "success. In all the established businesses the best is what must bo secured  for foundation. Mongrel hens may  answer some owners, but the best is  tlie cheapest'in tflie long run, and those  who would prosper "in the future poiil-  tiy business 1 must produce the best for  breeding. As a rule, you cannot buy  a breeder's best birds ,unless he raises  them in large numbers and 1ms moro  g'ood birds than he needs for his own  breeding pens���birds fully as good as'he  has selected for his own use. If he is  fin honest breeder, you can buy eggs for  lialohing from his ,bcsl pens, and tho  oluinces are you can raise birds just as  good as his best at a small cost. Start  right by saving only the best eggs from  the selected hens for incubation, the  most prolific layers. The cost'of pure  bred fow/ls to commence with will bo but  little, and they wUl prove moro profitable than the common or cross-bred  kinds.���Charles Ainge, in The Country  (Senl.lcnian.  -f DEMAND FOR VALENTINES.  ' "White and Black Assassins.  ���When John Thomas, a negro, shot  the Sheriff of St. Charles* Parish this week, the inhabitants.  of the paiish instantly dropped  whatever they were doing and  proceeded to hunt the murderer down.  They caught him. The New "York Times  says, filled his body with bullets, and  then threw it into his blazing cabin  to be consumed by the flames. That  was a bad business, but understandable,  and not entirely undeserving the name of  "rude justice." 'But when Tillman shot  Gonzales, with much less excuse than the  ignorant neg'ro had for shooting the  Sheriff, nobody seemed to be at all excited, no little army gathered to inflict  justice of any kind, and the present  indications arc that even the law will  fail to punish the white assassin. The  difference is most remarkable and explanations of it aro lacking. If either  incident stood alone it would not be  particularly mysterious, but "the two together baffle comprehension. How can  people be at once so passionate and so  cool-headed, so bloodthirsty and so mild-  tempered ?  Golds in the Head.  Max Nassauer asserts that an incipient cold in the head can be decked at  any time if the nose is thoroughly rinsed out with a weak solution of potassium  permanganate, which seems to have a  speeifie action upon the germs causing  the trouble. He checks colds in tho  first hour or so, and thus escapes all  the catarrhal and bronchial annoyance  that follows in their train. He has a  strong solution of potassium permanganate on hand. A few drops of this  are added to warm water iwitil it -i3  colored a pale pink. After blowing tho  nose vigorously, both nostrils are rinsed  out well with this weak solution, allowing the fluid to run out through tho  other nostril and through the mouth.  Each nostril is then wiped one with cotton on the finger to remove all remaining germs. A small dry plug of cotton  is then pushed well up into each nostril and the nostrils filled with tho  weak solution, with the head held back,  allowing the cotton to soak it up. The  cotton is left undisturbed for about an  hour, for the warmth and mgiatinse to  produce their ell eel*-, when the plugs are  expelled  by blowing the nose.  Be Careful of Your Knee.  Danger lurks now in so many quarters  that nobody will be surprised to learn  that there is a certain peril c-ven in as  harmless an institution as a bureau  drawer. Unless it is carefully -used, this  Institution is capable of causing- all kinds  of trouble. Listen to the testimony of  a physician on the subject.  "Women who get into tho habit of  closing a bureau drawer by a pressure  of the kr.ee," ho said, "do not realize  the harm that may result from this  practice.    I have known many serious  sting. I must have had something like  forty of tihem on.vaiious parts' of, my  body. My"eloUies were full of them, but  they, being 'so thick, did not allow tho  stings to penetrate. Tho dizziness, nausea and headache left me, and 'Richard  was himself again.' .  . "When I again visited my bees I dirt  not dread the stinging properties any  longer, at least not as much so as formerly, and then,"and ever since, I have  found that when a" bee does sting me tihe  pain is only sharp for an instant, and  there is an absence of the after swelling.  "I have since been stung'many moro  times than I was at tliat time, and yet  none of the symptoms above referred to  have been reproduced. Am I not, therefore, immune to the'pbi9on'ofrthc honey  bee, at least to a certain extent.t , .'  '.   ��� ���  V. - ' I  Profit in Pure-bred Poultry.  Many farmers have discovered that  there is money in poultry-raising, but  the greater majority still believe that  it is a branch a* farming too insignificant to 'demand attention, and turn this  department over to the women. Quite  often the women of the family discover  in their reading that there are possibilities in poultry-keeping, and astonish the superior man with-the financial  return. As a matter of fact, although  he would not'admit it, many a farmer  has found the poultry money very handy to meet some obligation. If any farmer who has no fa^th in poultry as profitable stock should turn what he has  over to his wife or daughter, on the  understanding that sho may have' tor  her own use what money she can make  out of the venture, he would, in tho  majority of eases, be very anxious to be  taken into par Inei ship in-a. short time,  for his wife or daughter would demonstrate to his satisfaction that poultry-  raising means more money than "mere  pin money. ^ .  But keep only pure stock. The mongrel breeds are enthcly too plentiful in  many sections'; this is due to the crossing nuisance. The idea seems to be prevalent that by crossing the breeds, the'  fowls will,be better and the layers more  vigorous, combining the good qualities  of two or more breeds. This is not tho  case. Indiscriminate crossing will destroy many of the good qualities of the  ibreed, and the sooner it is done away  with the better for the farmers. and  (poultrymen. The best results are obtained by sticking to pure breeds, and  crossing should bo done only along certain lines. A mongrel or barnyard fowl  is one that has resulted from haphazard  mating for years. Each year these birds,  become more mixed, .until finally there  is no telling to what breed their ancestors belonged.  Why is the pure-bred fowl . better  than the mongrel ? The reasons' aro  many. For one, you can always depend  on the pure-bred for uniform growth.  Take a mongrel hen, and her chickens  will vary. They never grow fast, and  one or two in the bunch will be ready  for market two months before the  others. Not only that; the pure-bred are  .uniform in looks after dressing, and sell  higher on this account for breeding and  hatching purposes. Their eggs and themselves always sell higher than the market price for cither. Persons raising  the purc-breds exclusively in this country must keep all their eggs from early  spring until the hatching season is over  to supply the demand for tho eggs; and  now, since incubators arc so useful and  common, those who want eggs often order many weeks ahead, to get all they  need. Another reason is that the mongrel hen averages at the best about 40  eggs per year. The pure-bred laying  breeds with worst care  given will lay:  *J"he following,from an article in Tho  JNcw ��ork Tribune is quite apropos :���  Roses aie not always blooming, but'the  winter comes anon ;  Sunbeams are not ever shining*, yet tho  clouds olt make.dny w.m ; ,"  And if love can give ne pleasure, its ex-  ,     lslcncc wc should know ;  Bo through cloudy days.and sunny, if  you lov%o me, tell me &o. ���  "When, a man'gets tha.t far," said.a  valentmo dealer 'the other day, as ho  threw a couple of dimes in j the cash  drawer and spread before a friend -a  duplicate of the burning-message hidden  away in the depths of the huge heart-  shaped valentine just sold to a young  man with blue eyes and blonde hair,  "when one. gets that far," commented  the valentine man, as he tested' one of  the dimes, "there's little hope for him."  St. Valentine's Day falls on February  14th, and the man who insists that sentiment is dead, that the world is a cold,  prosaic, mathematical sort' of place,  must this week at least take his place  among the- other croakers.. ��� There aro  facte and figures 1 at hand to'prove tliat,  measured by ,tlie valentine scale, trie  world is,becoming.more and more sentimental with each succeeding ..year. For  instance, in'Worcester, Ma?s., where the  Shops of tlie George C. Whitney Coiff-  p*ny, one of the largest" makers of valentines in the oountry, are located.,  nearly three hundred women and girls'  and about two hundred men and boys  have been working from early in the  morning until 10 o'clock at night, printing, embossing, coloring, pasting, mounting, packing and shipping, valentines at  the rate of many thousand daily. What  is said to be the largest single order for  valentines ever filled in the world was  recently sent out from these shops. It  was sent to ' Chicago,' and included  1,362,000 valentines of all kinds and  styles, from the two-for-a-cent" variety  up to some of the highest prioed affairs, done on satin, with lace paper and  hand painted designs. To send this big  shipment required four freight cars, the  valentines being paekod into, two thousand oases.  "There is a constantly increasing demand for valentines," said a prominent  manufacturer recently. "Why, our  shops are running day and night, and  still we cannot fill the orders pouring  in upon us. They began tc come in as  early as last August, and now tha demand has reached its height."   "  A BIew Heart  FOR YOU  means renewed health,  for on  the heart depends all health.  Doctors will tell you that any  diseased organ can be put in,good  ��� working vigor by pumping plenty!  \o�� blood into it to make   new*  tissues*  First set the heart right��� j  with most people it is  wrong.  Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure Will Do It.  It strengthens the heart, rebuilds its weak parts, and enables it to feed tho nerves, and  through them all organs of the  body.   It cures at once.  Relief to weak hearts 'in  thirty minutes by a simple  dose is the sign and proof of  what Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure will do permanently for  them and for you.   Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets  work their cure through digesting the food aud letting  the stomach rest. A piece of  pineapple will digest Instantly  an equal size of beef at a temperature of 108��. Don't take  pills and powders that weaken  . ��he stomach.    Price, 35 cants.  27  ,   The Late 3MC. - de Blowitz  .The London Times devotes six'columns  to a biographical article of'M. do Blowitz, , its   late  correspondent  at   Paris,  and without exception the most famous  correspondent   in   the -world.     In   the  oourso of the article The Times says:���  Anyone  who    hoped    to  detect  the  secret'of Blowitz's success by observing  his maimer of life would have been grievously'disappointed.    No man was ever  less ostentatious in his work,    lie road  few.books, asked'.few questions, and took  ���no notes, and for all the *,vork he seemed  'to do you might have thought that he  took life easily.    But he possessed the  power of thought and a stupendous imagination. As an anatomist reconstructs  a skeleton from a solitary bone, so Blowitz could reconstruct a speech from a  sentence   or  a  situation  from  a single  fact.    He never began an antiele till ho  had the whole of it clearly in his-mind,  and then,he would dictate it deliberately but fluently in French' to !his shorthand writer, who would then translate  and despatch it without alteration of a  single word.    He had an unmistakable t  stylo of .his own,  and  his articles had '  tlie rare quality of being "almost literal- ,  ly translatable into English.  His talent  for invective never led him into personal  abuse; he could narrate with simplicity '  and clearness, but he was also capable'  of .profound generalization ;und had an  extraordinary power of describing an intricate situation.    In spite of. the fact"  that Blowitz spent the beat part of liis  life  in  writing    for   tho most  -critical  classes  of. the   British    public,   his   ae{ _  quaintancc with Kngland was curiously"  limited." "A few'days spont every year  or so  at. the  Savoy   Hotel  in London,  wlioro  ho  fell  an. easy prey  to  photographers and members 7/^ Parliament, a  dinner'"party or two, anu ar few days'at  Boar -Wood  nindo, up   the  sum   of   his .  experiences of this country.    He never  really   mastered   the   lfinglish   language,  and accordingly few Englishmen were to '  be numbered among his friends. Blowits  for his part found it rather hard to'un- -  ierstand the English on occasions. During the Congress of Berlin ho happened  to.find himself at "a reception standing  next  to Mr.  Disraeli, who, by way  01  opening' the conversation pleasantly, ask-  .  ed him how long he had 'been studying  politics.   "Mais,' depuis' que,jo suis ne!  replied Blowitz in amazement. -Always  .impatient of platitudes -he never cease*  to marvel that' one of the first statesmen in Europe could be guilty of such  an inane question.    Nor 'could he quite  comprehend the type of Englishman who  "scours  the  continent- full  of  zeal' an*  loaded with introductions in.thchope ot  becoming within tlie-short space of three  months  an   authority on' foreign   politics.   But where England was concerned , -  he was content not to understand every- ,  thing.    He wept .tears of grief over Co-  lenso and" tears of joy two months later  over Paar'deberg.' .'JTob'odywas more da-   '  lighted to see the welding of the British"  Empire under the pressure; of. adversity,,  nor had anybody'a greater admiration'  on the whole for the -English national  character and institutions. ���   l  Our Vulnerable Spot. ���  The northwest frontier of India is regarded as the one vulnerable spot' in  the British Empire. It'is the^nly door  through which a powerful and. envious  rival might enter the King's dominions.  Russia has long had her eye on that  door���Afghanistan. During the past  few months she has massed enormous  numbers < of troops at Kushk, on the  very border 'of Afghanistan.  The Balkan "menace" is growing more  serious, and the country is liable -to a  conflagration at any time. ,*  Practically a deadlock" has -been reached in the dispute between Canada and  the United States over the Alaskan  boundary. If the-former's claim is sustained, it will give Canada a free port  to- the great gold-mining district of the  Klondike.  If a woman were to cast her first  batch of bread upon the' waters it  would be pretty tough on the innocent  little, fishes.  The Druggist-r-Have you done much  sleighing this winter, doctor ?      .  -  The Doctor (absently)���No. .Have  lost only one patient so far.  Sherlock : Holmes���."And then," continued the great detective, as he shot a  load of dope into his arm'.' "I was awakened by hearing the Knickerbocker special passing in the distance."  "But how do you know," dutifully  asked Dr. Watson, "that it ' was , the  Knickerbocker special?" ,  "I recognized it by the locomotive's  loud, short pants."���Baltimore American.  Such a Simple Way.���The Pilgrim tella  tho story of a' woman property holder in  New -York whose agent brought her an  insurance policy on her house. "You'd  better give me a check for the premium  now," he said.  "How much is it!" she asked.  "A little more than $100. Wait a minute, and I will get tho exact amount."  "Oh, how tiresome!" said the woman.  "And I am in such a hurry! Tell the  company to let it stand, and deduct it  from what they will owe me when tho  house burns down."���Youth's Companion. 1  Mamma���Johnny, did you wipe your  feet on the mat when you came in ?  Johnny���I couldn't get my shoestrings  untied;   they were in hard  knot.  Mamma���But what have shoestrings  to  do with it ?  Johnny���I couldn't wipe my feet without taking off my shoes, could I ?"���  Boston Transcript.  He (at tho piano)���And what air do  you  prefer 7  She���Well, if you give me my choice,  I'll     take     a     millionaire.���'Baltimore  News.  sssasassaamsxBSB u  , (Continued.)  1 tain you could be no connection ot ���  theirs."  "And did you know then that' they  Brere���were "  Her lip trembled, and she could not  lomplete the sentence.  ,"No; I cannot say that I did���not at  that time. They had managed to  icrape a bowing acquaintance with  lome of the people round about���my-  ielf among them"; but I had a suspicion they were no�� quite what they represented themselves to be, and so I  held aloof: and very sorrj- 1 waa, I  tan tell you, to see you with that Impudent young fellow, who called him-  lelf Charles Hyde, and who, I have  beard, is the cleverest scoundrel of tha  lot."  Marjorle sighed faintly. >  BIr Edwan1, perhaps guessing something of the painful truth, said no  more of Charles Hyde; but, instead,  reverted to the invitation his sisters  had  charged  him with.  "Will you come," he pleaded, "at  pnce? This Is no place for you now."  >' Marjorle shook her head.  "Don't think me ungrateful, Sir Edward, but I cannot com*. I cannot  leave here yet."  ' He looked at her la amaaemont., t (  "No," she went on more firmly,  though with exceeding gentleness and  iweetness. "I cannot leave my^friend;  Madeline, who is in such terrible sorrow and distress. ' You have heard of  her, no doubt; and If you have heard  ftie truth, will know how greatly sho la.  to be pitied. \ *       -  . "The daughter of one of those men���  the wife of another, and sho hersolf  julte innocent of wrong, excepting  that thoy forced her to keep the secret  of their crimes. She has been tha  truest friend to me. She saved my  life when I was all but di owned In tha  lakto. 'She is ill, and her heart is  broken. I cannot leave her���I would  aot leave her now for all tho world.  "Tell your sisters I thank them with  a full heart. Though I. don't" know,  them, I shall never forget their kindness���never, never! And please ue-  lieve'l thank you, too. I couldn't have  dr.eamed anyone could be so kind as  rou have been to me. But I can't leave  my friend. Oh, please forgive me,  ind don't think me ungrateful for saying so."  i She roSe, and put both her hands Info his as she spoke, in her warm, im��  . (mlslve gratitude. '  j And she looked so sweetly" lovely,  irlth her face lighted-'up with generous  feeling, that he pressed those little  iands, and held them for several moments in his own. �� *  , However, he did not seek to change  ler resolution���pernaps he,saw, all efforts would be in rain.  ! "I shall send my sisters to you as  loon as ever they can get out," he  laid.  i And then, feeling he had no right  �� intrude upon her longer, he tools  |is leave.  ��� Marjorie resumed her seat   by tha  Ire, and, leaning .her cheek upon her  * land, suffered her tears to flow with-  lut restraint.  Five minutes had passed, thus when  (he heard a quick, firm step outside  be door���the handle was turned by a  lasty hand.  She thought It was Sir Edward coma  lack "for something, ,and turned a  lushed, embarassed face towards tho,  loor.  A faint shriek rose to her lips as shef  aw, not Sir Edward, but him on whom ,  ter thoughts were dwelling���the man  rhom she had seen handcuffed by tha  - olice a few hours ago.  - She sprang to her feet.  Her first thought was that he had es- -  aped.-  She looked at him wildly, and then  tood motionless, as though rooted to  he floor.  He came towards her, swiftly, eag-  rly, his arms outstretched, his face  glow.  darling!    my   precious,  you been very  But so amazingly clever were they,  that they might never have been  brought to justice had not an accident  delivered them into his hands.  A young man named Charles Man*  /hip -one of the cleverest cracksmen in  (England,, bad been about to join the  iHyde gang, when he was run over in  (London, and. as Fate would have It.  (was taken to the hospital by young  f_.fi.~Jr~ "    '"  ffrevor.  ; "Marjorle,  precious love!    Have  frightened all this whl'e?  Ha would have taken her in hia  errns. but she shrank back, shuddering,  though still wif mt a word.  He saw the horror in her eyes. He  enw she shuddered at his touch.  "Darling, you mustn't shrink f om  me," he cried, reproach* lly. Iti"  time'for you to hear,, the /hole truth  roi I am no thief, 'i have been hero  uJer false pretences all this time  am simply the detective who has run  to earth the cleverest set of thieves iu  England.    Now, Muijone do you un  dcrntand?" ���     ���__,,.��  The shock was too great. Her nerves  -were already too sadly unstrung.  She gpve a little UalMiysterIca\  Shriek of joy. and sank, almost fainting, into his arms.  When she had grown calmer sna  found herself seated at his side on the  couch, his strong arm round her Hia  frank, sunny eyes smiling love and reassurance Into herB.  And then, very rapidly and eagerly,  fce told her his little story.  He was a private detective���his real  flame Fred Trevor.  By birth a gentleman, he had been  compelled, by a sudden change of fortune, to look about for the means ot  setting his own living, and he had  elected to become a private detective.  One,of his clients, who had been not  enly robbed but maltreated by tho  pyde gang, had set him on their  {track,  Ho was badly injured) and died1 In a  few hours. ' - '  But before his death he had said  enough to convince tho detective tliac  here was a chance of capturing tho entire gang. " -, '  . Letters found on tho dead man mart*  ft clear that, although he was to pro-  coed at once to Denelands to' assist in  the meditated attack on Mortimer  House, not one of the gang had ever  seen him.  Trevor took the risk, and went; and.  moreover, managed so cleverly, that no  shadow of-suspicion was excited as to  'tis being other than he seemed.  It was his Intention to arrest tha  Whole gang the night the first' attack  was made on Mortimer House: but.  through some accident, it was Impossible.  The second time, he professed to  tave hurt his foot, so that he could not  accompany them.  "And wasn't your foot really hurt?  questioned Marjorie. wonderingly.  "Not a bit of it. I was too old a  hand not to <know how to paint a  bruise: and they.-with all their cleverness, were, in some things, as green  as grass. As soon as they had set out,  I went after them, and, joining the po-,  lice, whom had got in readiness, followed them here. The whole lot wero  netted as nicely as possible'. I arranged with the police that they should  pretend to arrest me, too���we thought  .we might as well save unnecessary  .���violence, and there's no knowing what  "they might have done if they'd found  out how they'd > been deceived. So I'  .went to the police-station along with  {hem, and, of course, have had a lot of  msiness to attend to; but I've come  hack as soon as I could, my darling, to  you."  "I'm so happy now," whispered Marjorle, nestling more closely to him.  "Forgive me, will you, for ever doubting you?"  And she looked into his face witli  euch sweetly imploring eyes, that he  could easily have forgiven her a great  deal more than that.        ' ���  "I've longed to tell you the truth  inany a time, Marjorie, but I wa3  afraid of frightening you. If you'd  known I was a detective, you'd have  had to know they were thieves. And  1 daren't burden my little girl with  such a secret as that. I've laughed,  ���many a time though.  "You remember how*largely thpy  csed to'talk about inviting Sir Edward here, and the rest of the county  gentry.- Of course, that was to m-uio  you fancy they were on visiting terms  jwith them, and finely they used to  chuckle over it to me in private.  "But I had the laush on them all thi  time. Do you remember, one night I  told you a lot of stories of my college  'days? .Well, they thought It'was all  .'make up," and hugely it tickled them.  (Little did they dream that all those  tales were true, and that'it was Trevor,  ithe detective, who was telling them."  Marjorle pressed his hand.  "I'm glad you are���what you are,"  ehe whispered, gently. "It almost  broke my heart when "  "I know, dearest, I know. And, Mar*  .Jorle I've got something else to aslc  your pardon for. Although I'm not a  jthiof, In the main, I've'stolen something away from you."  her, into my confidence. She wanted  the bit of enamel, but, of course, I  didn't let her have it. She wanted to  screen the murderer; I wanted to bring  him to justice. Everything's fair in  hunting such vermin down; but' I can  tell you I didn't like deceiving her.  "Poor Madeline," sighed ' Marjorle.  "We must do all we can for hor, dear."  ������We will," said Trevor, firmly.  "And It was really Edgar who killed  By father?"   - ,     _  "Yes Ho made a full confession before he died. It appears he knew your  father had the notes in the house that  night,, and determined to rob him.  , "He was prowling about tho v/indoit  rof your'father's room, for he meant to  get an entrance'thio- gh that as fao-n.  as the light was turned down. But  your father, no doubt, moved by somo  memory of that mysterious dream you  told me of, went to the window, unfastened "It, and stood'for a moment  looking out.' The robber, who was try-  lug to hide behind a ticc Uoso by, felt  suie ho was dlscoveitd, and in his desperation, he stopped forward and stabbed your father to tho heart. He fell  ���where he had-stood, just inside tho  room, against the window. Edgar se-  pured the notes and the locket, and  made good .his escape, just as you  came back to the room."  "It Is Just nine years ago today,  eaid Marjorlo,' In a low,    awe-struclc  yolce, "and he was traced by my valea-,  ���Utip    Oh. how mysterious It is!"  Interesting Items.  tine.   Oh, how mysterious  And she shivered a little   as   sha  spoke. "  Her lover put his arm round her, and  'drew her fondly to the shelter of hia  Btrong young* breast. '  "Let us forget the sin and the mis*  cry, darling," he whispered. "We havo  brighter things to think about. This  is St. Valentine's ,Day, sweet, and X  think you know I want you for my val'  cntine!"  (To be Continued.)  Nature seems to have a -gru ���_  against the average man. The things  he prefers to eat usually disagree with  him. '  ��  ���    SundaySchool    Teach.r-NoW 'we  have Daniel in the fiery furnace. What  haBneghtdBoy���Then, I guess, he wished there waa a i*4 famine.  Tfmitor���You can't occupy this flat.  wSSK Tenant-Why not? We have  Sy nine dogs /antto^h, aj ���jht. I  thought you had children.��� Life.     ,  "John," said the retired lawyer to his  Speaker Reed's most famous lamptfoii  ��a the Democratic paity was thiB: "I  havo known the ���D.'inocraiic party for  thirty years, and I have never known a  moment in which it could be photographed in any attitude except that of  'It can't 'be done.'"  A minister who met a policeman on  the street the -other day said*. "What a  number of burglars there are about.  Why don't you oflicers arrest them?  The" policeman regaided the minister  solemnly. "Sir," lie leplied, "there arc  thousands of people going to hell every  day. Why don't you .ministeis stop  them?" h  The "Publishers* Circular" tells the  following anecdote about the late G. A.  Heniy: "With refeience to his boy8  IfouU he said, in answer to a question  put to him by an interviewer: JSo, 1  never loach on the love inteiest. Once  I ventuicd to make a boy of twelve Kis3  a little gill of eleven, and I received a  very indignant'letter from a dissenting  ministe:."'      " '<���  An important paity measure was  .Ui.-'il li. br voted on by the lufty-fnst  Coiivic*-, ����d <-���'<- Republicans "ceded  eveiy %oU-. "Come at once," Speaker  Redd telegia plied to Congressman Lansing of the Vatcrlown (N.Y.) district  "Impossible," tho Congressman wired  back: "washout on line." Recti's reply  to this was promptly wiicd, and was as  follows: "Never mind little thing like  that; buy another shirt and coifie on.  Mark Twain, since he advertised for  editorial obituaries ,of himself, has received some very amusing contributions^  A Baltimore admirer writes: "Soine-peo-  ���ple think you (are immortal, but it you  nelly ever'do intend to die it is ceiUm-  ly your dutv to go to Hades. Funny  men are needed there, but.they aie very  small potatoes up in heaven. You nave  always preached philanthropy, and now  you have the chance of your lifetime to  demonstrate your consistency..   *  ,   jud���e S  of Boston, who is a great  fisherman, for some years past had been  in the habit of biingmg back fiom Newfoundland, the scene of his piscatorial  labois, such marvelous stonea of Ins  catches that his'friends giew more and  more skeptical. The judge m 01 der to  .remove all doubts about his honesty,  finally'procured a set of speci al scales  and triumphantly weighed all the iwh  he caught, and for his friends' inspection kept the record thus accurately  made. Recently, while the judge was  , awnvi from home, there was an addition  to Ids family.   The J^\f alc3J������  used, and  they  recorded ���  the    baby s  'weight'as forty-eight pounds.  ' One day the late Thomas Brackett  Reed was browsing in. Guild's dingy  bookshop.-   He   took  up   a  number  of  ���books and finally'the novel "Swunles.  "What is the price of this?" asked Mr.  Reed. "A dollar, sir," leplied the old  man rather tartly. "Too much," said  Reed laconically, and laid the book down.  "Well sir," retorted Guild, who has a  sharp tongue of his own, "I don't know  of toy law you have passed that compels  -    -        ������ -wnn /km'*-, want to.   Be-  of  view.  youTto'-buy if you don't want to%  Be-  "*My hit of blue   enamell" ehe   ex��a  Claimed, with an aager look.  "Yes Wttl you forgive me? Yon  see barest, when you told me about  that, 1 saw it was necessary for me to  get it into my own possession at once,  they'd have soon got it if I hadn t I  can tell you I didn't half like 'burgling-  S my ifttle girl's boxes and drawers;  but I knew It would be all right In  the end, and that she'd forgive me  "Of course," said Marjorle, with another tender pressure of his hand.  '   After a moment or two she added,  gravely: ��� , ���    ���  "I am so grieved for Madeline.  "So am I. At first I took it for  eranted that she was as bad as they?  but afterwards I decided differently;  and when you told me of her kindness  to you, I was deeply sorry for her.  "She knew I abstracted the bit of  enamel from your drawer. I wanted  to get some information from her,  and so took her, or pretended to take  _����-/.. ���-.���.���.  An ancient New Yorker named Pratt  Once went on a,terrible batt.  Whomever he saw  He would paste with his paw  And gleefully k^^J^i--  The late Thomas Brackett Reed was  fond of telling the following story regarding the bright little office boy  whom he kept in his employ in Washington, and for whom he prophesied a  brilliant financial career :  A gentleman calling on Mr. Reed  one day, while waiting in the reception-  room, was attracted by the manner of  the small attendant and started a random conversation.  "And how much do, you, earn a  week, my boy ?" he inquired.  "Fifty- dollars," said the youngster  with avidity.    ^  Being shown into the Senator s private office just then the visitor's surprise found vent in words.  "Mighty bright boy you have there,  Mr. Reed, to ,be getting $50 a week,"  he remarked.  "Fifty nothing," said Mr. Reed;    he  gets $5.50." ,   .  "But he told me just now you were  giving him $50 a week," persisted the  gentleman.  "Nonsense," said Mr. Reed, and  touched the bell. "Billy," he said, "did  you tell this gentleman I was pay.ing  you $50 a week ?"  "No, sir."  "You didn't? Well, what did you  sav ?"  "I said I earned it," was the prompt  and stout rejoinder.���New York Mail  and Express.  Mrs. Suitcher���Oh, you scoundrel!  Wasn't it bod enough that my poor  dear mother should be adjudged insane  without your testifying that in your  opinion she was just as sane as she  ever was 1���New York Sun.  sides, I don't eee what a member  Congress wants of a book; with that  title"' anyway." , Reed broke into a  hearty laugh, and as he rolled on down  ,the avenue he "was still smiling at the  old man's reply.  Senator Quay, while dining at a coun-  _ I try hotel, noticed- among the signs on  ' the wall one reading "lei on parle Fran-  cais"' The senator was somewnat  jwniised and surprised, because the necessity of being able to speak French m  thiat particular section of rural Pennsylvania had never before appealed to  him. Therefore he called the proprietor  to him, and said, "Do you speak  French?" "Not much," was the answer.  "United States will do for me." Then  why do you have that sign stuck up  here? It means .that French is spoken  here." "Ye don't say so!" replied the  astonished publican. 'Til be hanged if I  'didn't buy that from a young feller who  told me that it meant 'God Bless Our  Homely"  In the middle of the third act of a recent first night in Australia, a gentleman  arose in 'the front row of the gallery  and remarked: "This is a bad play, and  the acting is even worse than the Pjay.  The leading actor came to the footlights  and retorted: "You've no right to interrupt. If you don't like it, go outside.  "Excuse me," rejoined the malcontent,  "I have the right to criticize what I  have paid for. If I buy a pound of  butter and find it is bad, I say so. I  have bought a ohilling's worth of this  show, and it is an imposition. I want  ray money back." At this point a stalwart attendant interposed, and smashing of furnituro ensued. Eventually tlie  champion of playgoeis' rights emerged  triumphant from tlie fray. Holding a  shilling on high, he exclaimed: Its all  rightl I've got my money backl The  play can now proceed!"  "Hallwood's wife has such a sour disposition." "Yes, and he "fed to say she  was the apple of his eye." "ITm! He  must have meant a erabapple."���Chicago  "Daily News."  He (who is just writing out cheque  for dressmaker's bill) ���These decollete  dresses arc disgraceful; they only reveal  the depravity of the human heart, fahe  ���Come, now, you never saw me cut so  low as all that!  "I don't think that women have always been vain; you know women were  made before mirrors."  "And they've been before them ever  eince."���Baltimore "Herald."  A wonderful instance of presence of  mind, which has caused considerable annoyance to Mr. Sousa, is reported from  Chicago. A fire broke out at Lincoln  School in that city. Upon seeing the  flames ono of the pupib coolly sat down  at the piano and started playing a Sousa maTeh, whereupon her fellow-schoolgirls at once marched out of the building* .  _ .   Curious Bits of News.  'At an inquest on a case of a suicide-  recently held in England, the  foreman   ,  returned this remaikable verdict:     lhe  jury aie all of ono mind���temporarily in-  ���  sane."      >  An Omaha woman has > sued   for  dl-  vorco because her  husband   refused   to    '  put   on   dress' clolhc3  for  dinner.    IIo  worked in a pork-packing house and hia  clothes-"hummed" when he came home,      ,  but he said he' was too tired to ohange. '  In Dakota.. divorces have been  fjnintod  for wearing long toenails and eating bis-  cuitsi in 'bed. , *  "Drink mins many a-home" was the- '  maxim���together with the even more unpleasant "Nine out of every ten, con- ,  sumptives become so'through drmk ���  that a Paris,hatter found on labels  Stuck inside all his stock of hats. He  had dismissed .an assistant who was a'  very strong teetotaler. Hence the labels.  A lawsuit is to follow. "      -        ' * j  The decline of man! Here is an advertisement in the "Age" (Melbourne),  wherein ,a man wants a woman's billet,  and is.willing to accept a girl's wages to  keep it: "Man respectable, steady, elderly, seeks home, town or country; pay 5s ,  week; do housework, mind children;  open ,till Wednesday next. Domestic,  G.P.O." "^     ���     *  Commandant Booth-Tucker reports (in - .  "Social  Service," New  York)   tluit  the  Salvation   Army 'has  made  remarkable  progress in the United States during the, -  last six years.   The number of oflicers, h  cadets and  employees has grown .from  2,034 lo 3,043, and the money expended  in charities from  $200,000   to  $480,000.  Tour years ago a Christmas dinner waa 1  provided   for  about  100,000;   this  year "  provision was made for no less than 250,- j ,  000^ persons.     L "     '���   '  A New York parson has rebuked-the  women of his'congregation .for wearing    .,  too large hats.  He complained that some  J ���  of the brims were so extended that he ^  could not see the wearer's mouth to ad- - -  minister communion and nanowly missed    ���*  pouring it into the side balcony of the"  hat.    In Switzerland an unrepealed law  _  forbids the wearing of hats more than 18  inches in diameter under a heavy penal- -  *y-     , - '   , nr  A placard reading, "Will not return   ,  until December 3," placed upon the door  of a residence in West Philadelphia, was  so informing to burglais that when tho  ,  family did return at the date fixed they *  found the house ransacked, and silver- -  ware, jewelry   and much clothing missing.   The police were notified, but ,_tha,,  thieves had not been so accommodating,,  and left no hints on their part.    * ,  At a beef-eating tournament at'New  -  York the other night Charles Obrain defeated Patrick Divver, the former champion, by devouring seven pounds of steak  et a short sitting.   Divver was not in  good condition.' At the former contest  -  he consumed*fourteen pounds.    At the' '  present time the American gourmand!*-.'-  ing championships in other ediblos are   .  held by the following: Oysters���Frederick"  Maekoy  of Kansas City, who devoured,  100 In nine minutes.   Pies���Samuel Jackson Suffern of New Jeisey, who ate fourteen mince pies in nineteen minutes. Apples���Charles Haning Westwood of !New  Jersey, who consumed a barrel in one  week.   Apricots���Fink of New Yoik, who  ate  ninety   in   seven  minutes.    Eggs-  Franz Frederick  of Williamsburg,  who  ate fifty in one hour.  '2G  J/..b.  i 1  4,'iv  -   '.jJJ-l  ''s��.  P tvft  -Sffl  r Not the One.       \....-^ '      -  A policeman picked up a lo3t,boy in- ~  the street the other day, and after much  coaxing the little lad remembered that ,  he lived in a thoroughfare about a mile  away. The constable took him to the  number given, and as the door-bell waa  answered he said to the woman:  "I've brought your lost child home."  "I .haven't lost any child," she ' answered.  "Isn't this your boy?"  '"No."  "But he said he lived here."  '.''Well, he doesn't.    I never saw hint  before." ���  "Are you sure?   I have been to some "  trouble to bring him up here."  "Look here, sir I" she exclaimed, as she  made a"motion as if to spit on her hands,'  "don't  you  suppose  I  know' my   own  kids."      -  "Why, yes, you ought - to, but I've  walked a mile to restore him to vou, and  ���well, never mind. If you should change  your mind and conclude he belongs t��  you, please send along to the station."���  "Pick-Me-Up."  .J--?*-  ^.t  *       -H,-.-.  " Many a True Word Spoken in Jest"  Scene���The Club Smoking-room.  Old Hummerburg (with much gravity,  between the pulls of his pipe)���Ach, I  haf done a ferry derrible ting to-day.  Friend (startled) ��� Indeedl What'e  that?  Old Hummerburg (still more gravely)  ���I haf pecn.der means of many hondreda  of beoples losing dcre lifc3.  Friend (more startled) ��� Bless my  'soul! What have you been doing���dealing in dynamite?  Old Hummerhurg���No���vorscr dan dat.  I vas shtarting my son Carl in der medical brofession.  "1 say, ma, you know dat dose oi  codliver oil you said 1 had to take J"  "Yes."  "Well, go on an' gimme it. De fellora  have made up a purse of a nickel tee  watch me take it."���St. .Louis Star.  A friend met Congressman Rupperi  of New York and said : "Jake, I came  away from home without any money  this morning. Let me have a couple of  dollars, will you ? I want to get shav*.  ed." "Say," observed the Congressman as he handed over the money*-  "who shaves you���Pierpont Morgan Jf*  ���Cleveland Plain Dealer.  wjftMM��cwMwt��wailK!-WT>-;K*.*H��&v  SMHWWWW***W!��mS*^^  - - ttJif^J*  ���^^J^&s^S^^^^i&i AVi.r.v,  N.V  KDAY,  ' A HUT, .).   .-,vM.  Ills'.  I -J-V'  ICli >, ���  The'itlin Claim.  I'ublisliL'il    every    Sutrinlny   mornins   liv,  '       T'.ii; Ati.in CijMM  Puiimsminu Co.  A.O. Ilinsciii.'r.L,!), I'uni'iuV.'J'oii.  I)   Todd I.cish, ilANAdisn Knnou./  Ullioo ol publication Peru 1 S\, Allin, 11, G.  Ailvi-rl isinn Kutfs,: .?1.(I0 iiur incli, nncli  itisoi'lion. lteuilin-*- notices, '!���> cents :ifliin>.  Special Contract  Kntei on application.    ,  Tlio subscription prici- i-, ?"i u your pa.v-  uMo in iiilvuiu'c. No p ipei* \\ ill lie ���U'livovi'il  iiu!(*ns this condition is complied with.  Satukijay, Apkii, 4T11,  1903.  Tun Miners' Champion, C.  W. Sawers, Barrister mid Solicitor,  of Atlin, B.C., ever alert on behalf -of the poor, down-troddeu  miner - of Allin, sees a chauoc  lo add another jewel lo his crown  of gloi'3* !  Some of Mr. Sawers local sate-  lites have wcaved a web over lhe  recent Ruby creek .stampede and  domiciled Lawyer Sawers within  its meshes,'instructing him lo find  the miscreant who pirated the secrets,of'that august assembly, the  British ' Columbia Government,  whereby the discoverer got "a six-  hours' start hi a sleigh, before the  appearance 0:1 the- Official Notice  Board of the 'notice,' apprising  the public thai Ruby creek was  thrown open, and naturally got- in  ou the ground floor first."  This   " bug-a-boo "   was used iu  the fight  at the recent election, as  against the Dominion Government,  1 with what result is well  knowh���  nil.    Now the seekers after righteousness  have passed the moribund  spectre over to  Lawyer Sawers to  try    its  shadowgraph  effect  upon  the Provincial   Legislature.    P001  old Ruby creek, it 'is veo* sad that  these scheming geniuses must drag  you from your restful  bed Lo make  yoir'pla)* the injured  innocence before   the   country's   tribunal,  and  equal 1}' sad thai such'an easy cats-  paw should   be   found   to   do   tlie  work.  Description   of the Dredge to  . Be Used on Pine Creek  By tho British-American Dredging'  Company. It will bo one, of  the Most Complete Made.  Ontario is nothing if not a  "Gamey" Province, aud now its  Legislature takes a rest to hunt  down its big game. Too bad that  Lawyer Sawers withdrew from Ontario to cast iu his lot with western  tombstones and sepulchers where  there is nothing now but faded  glory. What a chance he would  have had to prove his ability to run  to earth the " gamey" things that  haunt the fields of Ontario politics.  Like others of us, however, he failed to grasp the opportunity while  he had it, so he must need hunt for  rubies in British Columbia.  Tin? British Columbia Miners'  Association has another feather iu  its cap, and has clearly shown that  among its members there are men  with brains and tact.. The Conciliation Committee, which the Convention sent to Fernie, B.C., has  completed its labors with honor to  its members and credit to the Association. The strike is ended and  work resumed.   ~������*�������   William Dalby, of Victoria, has  been appointed to succeed T. D.  IJesBrisay, resigned, as Mining Recorder, eio, at Bennett. The ap-.  pointmenl has been gazetted.  To the Engineering & Mining  Journal, of New York, we are indebted for the first authentic information concerning the dredge now  being- built for the British-American Co., for use 011 that Company'.^,  properly in Atlin. The following  account is from the last issue of  that Journal : .       ,  "The dredge, which' will' "be  built by the Western Engineering  & Constuicliou Co., of San Francisco, will have all of the latest improvements, and will be opc-aled  entirely by electricity. The power  will be ge:icrated ' by water, at  point some two miles from the  dredging ground, and will be transmitted there b'y wire. The-dredging machine proper will be very  similar to those in use in the Oro-  ville district in California. '" The  machinery includes buckets to take  the mineral from 'the' bottom, a  steel hopper into which the gravel  is emptied, revolving screens, a  separate chute for carrying offlarge  stones and boulders, and a sluice-  box for saying the gold.,,. The  stone-chute will be of sufficient  height and inclination to discharge  the material clear of one side of the  boat so,that no obstruction,.'can  take place ou account of the accumulation of tailings. The fine  material will be carried off at first  by"sluices extending ovcr the stern  of' the dredge. A tailings elevator  will be provided when it becomes  necessary to stack .the-tailings at a  greater distance from the dredge.  The Allin gold is generally coarse  and easy to save, but the dredge  will be provided with finer scieens  and gold-saving tables, lo be used  if it should be found necessary.  The electric equipment, which is  being supplied by the Westing-  house Electric &' Manufacturing  -Co., includes two 1S0 kw. belted  alternators, which are to be driven  by water wheels; two type F., variable-speed induction moters, with  controllers ; two standard type C  induction motors for driving the  pump, one of 20 h-p and the other  of 50 h-p, aud a 15 h-p type C  motor for operating screens.  Mtlan,   Nugget and 'Grape'-Rings  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  Why send oiu when you can get goods'as cheap' here?  ' Watches Front $5 up.   Fine Line of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES'E00ERT.& -SON, The Swiss-Watchmaker*  �����*DC(*o.*.a��a*a*a<>ft��o*o*a*o**o*a*o.��o*o.*��*a0O*ii*o<&iaia<>O'��*  -T  HE.   KOOTENAI'.  HOTEL.  COK.  George E\. Hayes, Proprietor-'  Fikst and Thai nor Streets.  This I'h'sl. Class Ilotol has bucn rumcicli-lcil ami i-cl 11 i-nislictl t lirnii-rlKiiit.  and oilers tho best accommodation to Transient or I'criniineiit  r      -  UiiGsts.���AiiKii'lcun nnil Hiiroprtiii plan.  .    Finest Wines, Liemors asnd Gigars.  * ^ Billiards   and'   Pool.  ooa*o-$-o-&wa<>a<>!:($a��'Cf<K'<>cea��c(**<^  T'HE   GOLD.   HOUSE,  D'SCOVERY,   B. C. , "'     : -  (-    .Comfortably Furnished Kooms--By tho Day, Woelc or Month.  The Best of Liquors and Cigars n'ways in Stock. ��� Fine stable in.con  lic.lioii with the House.  "   ,     AMERICAN    AND    EUROPEAN    PLAN.  * " ' " ' J. 1'. Itosi", Munntfer.  THE  WHITE    PASS  -ft     YUKON  ROUTE. "'-������.    '  Passenger and Express Service,   Daily  (except, Sunday), between'  Skagway, ],pg Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse and Intermediate  points, making close connections with our-own steamers at While Horse  for Dawson and Yukon points, and  at Caribou for Atliii every Tuesday  and Friday; Returning-,'leave Atlin evcny Monday aud Thursday.- '  Telegraph Service to Skagway.  , Express matter  will  be received  for shipment to and from all points in Canada and the United Slates.  For information relative lo Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or F<xprcss  Rates apply to any Agent of the Company or lo  J. F. Lee, Traffic Manager, Skagway.  ie tree Rote!.  DISCOVERY, B. C. '  ���   -      DISCOVERY, B  Finest of liquors  Good stabling.  En. Sands, Proprietor.  T~  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. IT. i'ORD        Prop.  Now occupy their new <|tiarter*i next  to the Hank of B. N. A., Kirst Street.  The bath rooms are equally as Rood as found  in cities.    Private Entrance fer ladies.  G. E. Hayes.  J. G. COKNET^.t  - - Discovery.  OPEN. DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAUR A NT  IN  CONNECTION.  lleacIqtKirtoi's for llrook's staffe.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL   PAID    UP    $s",ooo,ooo.-  Reskrvk, 52,500,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie,       - -  San 'Francisco,  ���    Portland,  Skagway, etc  Exchange sold on all Points.  Slowly But Surely.  J. P. Pearson, one ol  the shareholders   of   the   Engineer Mining  Company,   recently   returned     to  Skagway  from  the mine.    He reports thai the 3-comnarlment  shaft  is now down 20 feet and that it will  only  be a short   time   before   the  gallows may be raised aud the trap  set over the  mouth.    Mr. Pearson  says that Supt. Moisau is doing the  work with   extreme   care aud that  all   the   machinery  and buildings  are   being   placed- with a view to  thorough   effectiveness   and    permanence, j  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office  in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  E.   ROSSELLI,  Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   ��^��   FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, UQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  Hydraulic   Mining  inery.  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED  PIPE.  Estimates furnished ou application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C.  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B, G  \> _J* '*?. 'i*"*i/1*' /^^"^  #( -" ���  i if  AfLtS,   H. <_.    :HTU!'.HAV,  A.PJIZE, -f,   cgotf  i  i  ' 3  f  can   give   You , as Good Value 'for your CAbii as f(Q|*QQ��r��i^3    PrOVlSiOrl-S, C'fcG.  any House in Town.  7>.y   us   with   it   awd see. ���   Giant   Powder  oo   hand.  -J.'.H. Tra$tr$��a  Vancouver Syndicate and the  . -    Coast-Yukon.  Benellt  From  Such   a   Road   Into  This   District, Will  Bo  Very  -     Great���A Morio-Railwfi.y.  Active arrangements are being  made by a syndicate of prominent  Vancouver business- men, says the  Vancouver ProTince, looking lo  the building of a rail road'from  Kitiiuat Inlet through the noifhcin  putt of British Columbia and the  Yukon lo Dawson.  The Coast-Yukon is the name of  the piopose-d line of tailway, which  is to start from J.he Biitish Columbia coast, 400 miles north of Vancouver, and form an all-Canadian  route to the Klondike. It is under  this title that the'Vancouver syndicate is applying for a clnuteran-d  subsidy at the piesent session of  Parliament. ��� *   -  By this proposed route, Kitimat  is ieached, by steamer, entirely  through -British ' waters, and the  road, passing a narrow strip of the  -coast range, goes through 150  miles of the <-Bulkley an-d other  vallevs of the best agricultural  lauds in the Province. The whole  distance to Teslin lake is about 400  miles, and it is claimed to be much  ���easier than thai'oyer .which Mackenzie & Mann planned to go at  the first of the Klondike uish.  The country contains not only big  mining districts, but large wheat  .iiieas, and the .promoters declare  that as a Provincial proposition  alone their plans promise successful returns.  The plan is one for the especial  benefit of Vancouver and its business to the north. The promoters  will ask for a subsidy to assist in  financing the building of the line,  or else that the Government take it  over as a public utility���action in  -either case of great value to Vancouver and to Canadian trade in'  general.  "The building of the proposed  line'would not only be of the greatest possible benefit to the business  of the west," said a Dawson business man;- "but the undertaking is  of national interest and importance.  This line once builfc, the Alaska  boundary question would be disposed of absolutely. The northern!  territory in dispute amounts to  comparatively nothing in itself���  the flight for possession along the  -disputed boundary is important because the lesult will show which  country controls the gateway to  the Yukon. With this railway  built, everything would then be it:  the hands of Canadians, aud instead of doing only 75 per cent of  the Klondike trade as the merchants got last year, the entire  trade will remain ou the Canadian  Side where it   belongs.   'Canadian  coasting laws provide that Ameii-  can vessels cannot cam goods between two Canadian ports, aud,  shifting trade from Skagway lo  Kitiuiat'as entiy poit, would mean  that United Stales vessels won 1.1  cither go out of business or change  their legister.1'  According to statistics, 4*1 ,'000  tons of freight were shipped into  the Klondike last ye.ir, and tin annual business lo thai extent' would  easily support such a line, pay in-  'lere.st at'.tl leave a 4 pei cent dividend, all at a low heiglil rate. Today'their is a much larger population in the Y11I5011 than theie was  on the'coast when the C V. R. was  built through from the exist. Theie  is absolutely no question as to the  permanence of thei -Klondike,  White hoise aud t'-e Atliu camps,  to' say nothing of the \aluable  districts which will be opened up  when such transportation facilities  are afforded xis will be by the  Coast-Yukon road.  Still another lailroad, having designs on this part of the country,  is about'to seek incorporation at  the present Parliamenlary-'sessiom  This will be known as the Mono-  Railway & Eleciiic Co. of Canada.  .This is out-of the way of the or-  diuary railway, being>a "mono"  .or one rail railroad, and its principal claim foi "public suffrage is the  fact that it can be constructed and  operated under circumstances and  conditions which would- preclude  the ordinary narrow.. 01 'broad  gauge steam railioad.   v"  We have been fevered with a  cop'y-of this company's prospectus,  from which we take ifhe following :'  41 The metalliferous area in British Columbia is very extensive,  but owing to the mountainous'character of the country the development of its 'mineral lesouices has  been greatly retarded and in many  instances made impossible by lack  'of'transportation facilities. Many  of these mineral distiicts are of low-  grade ores, and their development  depends entirety upon a reasonably  cheap transportation.  "The vast majority of these propositions are situated wheie they,  cannot at all be reached by standard steam railways, or where the  construction and maintenance of  such railways would be altogether  too costly, which renders their application prohibitive.  "Our system of Mono-railways  will cost on an aveiage less than  50 per cent of the figure that the  ordinary railroad would, anal its  maintenance and operating expenses are in no comparison at all  with those of a legular railway.  "The Mono-iailway will be constructed OVER snow-lines iu places,  where the snowfall is liable to obstruct regular railways, thereby  avoiding all interruption or blockades of traffic. '     .  "Already many distiicts are  available, and in fact waiting, in  B. C. for   the   construction of our  Mono-railway, and as soon as any  one of these lines is finished and in  opeialiou a great demand Tor similar-lines would be developed. The  slandfiid railway people, we feel assured, would .not only lie fiicndly  to Lhis enterprise, but in fact would  luiil with delight the advent of  Mono-raihvays as in most instances  they would act as feedeis for their  lines. ,  "No line ol railway would be  specifically mentioned in the Act of  Incorpoialion, butupower would be  aske<l to'b'uild lines between any  points���thexippiov.il of the Government, of couise, being first obtained,"  The motive power pioposed to be  used by this company is electricity,  which can be generated b}* watci  powei in almost an}* section of the  Piovince. Roads of a similar construction,'but operated by steam,  'have been in successful operation  between Ballybanion and Listowel  iu Ireland for many years.  Provided there is sufficient en-  couiagement there is a strong possibility of one of,these Mono-railways being built in the near future  into this 'distiict,. b3' way of Hhe  Taku liver,'thence by Atlin lake to  Atliu. Such a line, it is said,  would ilbe able to land freight in  Atlin at from $30 to $40 cheaper  than by t^e present route.  A Coast  Cable.  Gieely, Chief of-the Signal Coips  of the U.S. At my, to lay'the cable  during the coming season.  The cable ship, Burnside, which  is ,uow repaiiing af Hongkong-.,  China, is .being fitted out to lay  lhe cable between Puget Sound and  Foi t La\v.ton and other points in  Alaska.  NOTICE.  ���K/TOTIOlr! lh hereby iniluii that .ippliealini.  mil ho maile to tlio Legislative' Assem-  1)1} <>l I he Pro-, nice of Biitish Columbia ufc  its next Session lor an Act anthoris-inc th?  Urilish Ameru'itii l)red{>iH;r Company, Ltd,,  to di\ert mill appropriate ' the waters ol  Pino Creole, in the District of Atlin. in tlie  Province ol Urilish Columbia, at n Point  above Pmij >CiecIc Falls about SOO feet, for  the purpose ot jienerutiii-r eleetiic powei;,  for tlie purpose of Kiipphing- the jsauin to  the miilien and dredj;iii(j opcr��tfions,nloiiir  Pine Creek mul the neighborhood thei eof,  uind to el in. 1 ge toll*, therefor.  THE BRITISH JLllLKICAN DREDGING  mh.il-8 " COMPANY "��� fj.\l [TED.  NOTICE.  ���RJOTTCE is UgibIij Riven "that Sixty dine  alter date f intend to appb to the  Chiel Commissioner ol Lands- and Work*  foi permission to purchase,, iho follow ing-  desenbed tract itfi hind for u��-riciiltumll  purposes: That parcel or tract of land situated in the Atliu L.ike Minius*- Division,,  commencing at a post plaiitedj&t tho N.'W..  coiner oF��AtUu Towiisite, thence Last 40  chains, thenco noiithJiO clialn&, thence -wesi  ���10 chains, thewwe south 20 chains to point If!  commencement, "containing .SO acres, moie  or less.      _. r li, P. Quli-n.  Dated dtAAhn, li-Cl, this 6th duj of Maicli,.  IOJ'1       " ,- .. mai'7-St  NOTICE.  The U. S. War Department has  let a contract to the Safety Insulated Wire & Cable Co. of New York,  to manufacture noo statute miles  of submarine cable, to be delivered  at Seattle at the earliest possible'  moment, in order to commence the  work of laying the Sealtle-Juneau  cable.    It is the desire  of General  -RJOTICE is hereby ^hen that Sixty ilium'  after date [ intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of .Lands .and \Yai:ltr  for permission to purchase rtho .foIloM-iiur  deseiilied _piwce3 or tract>of laud .for ajjri-  ���oulbural purposes:'Comnieiioui-V .*t a .post  planted on the easfc shore of Atlinto Riven;  ���thenco 2(1 chainPt'in "a northerly direction  along the shore of Taku Arm; thence"20  chains in an easterly ..direction; thence 20  chains in a southerly direction; thenee.20  chains in a woKterlj direction, to tho point  of commencement, eoiftaniirisr JOiacres ma'o  or loss. T. HhichclUEe.  Taku Citj, B.-C., December ISth, 1902.  iiii-VSt  SPECIALTIES IN  FANCY   CAKES   &   PASTRY.  Fresh Bread, Rye ,Bread, efc.  Chas. Myrr, Proprietor.  Good Rooms to Rent���By the Day, Week or Month at.rensonahle rates.  9  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butcher  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   C.  .C.DOELKER, ���  .    .    .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON iHAND.    .    .  Pish,    Game   in   season and   home   .made    Sausage.  First Street,   Atlin.  I-INKST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French   Restaawastt .in   Connection.  A. R. McDonald, "Proprietor.  f-craer of First and Discovery Stsaats-  i ���* ,,'t B  ." ���? ' i  r   . '���  " "   t'.  T -'\  ���   '"hi  '  1    "   L      ,      ���  ���jg  1*".   r'v   I.V/.-1  ''t'-'^'i -lTt'  ".- 1- ^'-r'l'i-t  ;   ' ;��i^;"l  ,"���* i"--,,"'  ."'   'il r", ',   ;  .:^"'bi \i *  ���ntf j1.:'1-'-> -���  >       !    l-'V**1--  '   &\<J \.  ?'���%*    .  ,*- ^/:i-, - p  <        A v,f?.        .  p.,'. i;  * ^"- p  ,< , -. 'P *". X  P  -    ;��''K'4  - p-*-;!  ''���">'' ,.i<  '<?'W4!< f'  --M  _ i  -���v  fllMiiBMiH5Hlii**KftWM��Miiiiiiimiiwwi^^  -��w^. ,���.��cf+����,"-"-<-","ir" ' " " '  im inalHrLIMjrm'jMiMri  '^^^i^^^MMh  ���^"i&i��^^i  l?S5b^g The Cardiff'^Giant.  R(  I ��� w<  Hon. Andrew ID. 'White retells in tb��  Century Magazine the-story of tlie "Cardiff Giant," tlie most extraordinary hoax  that ever si:owed the depth of human  credulity. The external facts are thai:  in the autumn of ISO!) people were hastening from all over the country to a  i farm in central New ^Joilc, to see the��  etone figure of a man.of enormous sizr,  lying at the bottom of .a hole where iu  had apparently 'been found.  The facts in human nature that madft  the hoax possible were tho surprising  readiness of the public >U> be astonished:  and swindled; tlie iion-'cisse of the  pseudo-scientific, ''who protended to fix  the age of this stone ni.tn and surrounded, him with nJl kinds of fictitious archaeology; and the misguided religious zeal  of people who thought this discoveiy  eontlrmod the Biblical text, "There weio  giants in the eaith in those days."  A syndicate wns formed to exhibit the  f"lant.    This  ini'suit a careful oiganiza-  ion of all  the 1km thai   tended  to sup-'  port the genuineness of the "discovery,"  and to defeat the   sensible   incredulity  ���that began to set in as a (reaction.   The  riant had boon "found" in the course of  .  Sinking a well.    People discovered that  "It was an unfavorable place for a well,  and   began   to   question   why   any  man  uhould have started to dig -theie.   Then  it was found that,the owner of the farm  had sent to a man in the West several  '  thousand dollars of tho money leccived  fer admission fees  to  the booth where  the figure was exhibited.    l��ow came a.  ���������mall .farmer to owe so much money!  Real science uttered its protest. Professor Marsh of Yale pronounced the  giant a humbug. It wns not an ancient  statue, certainly not a petrified body.  "The giant must have been recently burled," he said. "I am 'surprised that any  acientific observers should not have detected at once the unmistakable evidence  against its antiquity."  Meanwhile Mr. Da mum tried to purchase' the "giant," but in vain.. So lie  had a copy made* so like tho original  that only an expert could tell them  apart. *> The new statue was also exhibited as the Cardiff Giant, and the matter  had begun to be a comedy with Barnaul's eyes twinkling behind it.  * Finally the truth came out.~ A man  with a "love of humor and a desire to  test.tho extent of human credulity had  ���"deliberately  set  to  work  to   dupe  the  i i-u say so."  Th- "old reptile" turned out to he a  priMchci-, nnd with the train running at  Litis ty miles an hour and the pas^r-ngers  -.landing up in their seats to witnes-j the  i-ei-eii-iony, the twain wei e duly and law-  fully nude ono, and every man kissed  tlie luppy bride.  This apology Appears In a German  "ip,w<-papcr: "I hereby retract the libel  tittered by me against Frau Meyer, to tho  effivt; that she was wearing the samo  bonnet this year as she was hist year.  ' nfl'or her my apologies. (Signed) Frau  nenning." , ,  SHUBEI^ACADIE'S FAMOUS CURE  ''  ,        . ��� i STORY OF ALICE M. -PARKER  How   Bright's    Disease   was  Vanquished   by Dodd's  Kidney Pills  When England' is Swamped."  The  geologist  was   entertaining   the  habitues     of     Mulcahcy's     with     an  interesting    story    about    the    gradual      encroachment      of       lhe       ocean  upon     the     oo.isl,   of     Ocul   Biitain,  says the New Xoik "Tiibunc."    Anion"  other tiling, li�� lc*d them that Father  Neptune utiiiuiilly bit out nnd swallowed  a trad  ol  land off the east coast of the  counlry iiMini'il .equal in extent to Gib-  raltuij   that bclucen  Cornwall and the  Scilly Isles a tract of 227 square miles  has   been   gradually   covered   with   the  waters of  the Atlantic;   that in Yorkshire theie arc twelve towns which have  j been submeiged  within  tvhc memory of  J man, in Suffolk at least five; that visit-  ; ors to Cronmcr, in Noifolk, are shoun  a rock far out in the ocean on  which  ��� once stood a  church which was then in  the center of'the lillagc.    So great, he  said, hat, been this gradual, but steady,  .'encroachment of the sea that the total  .area  of Kiigl.ind, which    in    1807    was  .32,500,397 ncics, had in-1000 shrunk to  !32,64!),019 acres, a loss in that peiiod of  more  than  40,000  acres.    Thus,  he explained, England is being swallowed up  by  the  Atlantic at the  rate  of about  2,000   acres   annually.'  "How long will it take to owally up  :the hull doni country?" asked Mulcahey,  'who had been an intensely interested  listener.  "ket roe' see," replied the geologist.  At the rate mentioned it will take  ��� about five hundred years to engulf a  .million acres, aud in about sixteen bil-  lion years the whole of England will be  lunder water."  Mother of the Girl Tells lhe  Story in 'Full  Terrible Struggle With' Most  Deadly of Kidney  Diseases  ��.j.   a^   ~   ..- ���r-   -��� ,     "^"J'y 'or, thit," fervently exclaimed  public. He had chiseled this giant from jMulcahey. "It serves 'em good an'  a-piece of stone that had blue veins in ji'ight, bad cess to 'em. 1 only hope I'll  it���a great aid to the "petrified man", i��ve to see the day it comes to pass,"  - delusion���had pricked little pores all >nd he went behind the bar to fill an  over his-strange work of art, and had     order for the drinks.  made 'grooves  in < it which  looked  like j  u_m_   ,'ruts worn by running water.    Then he i  had-shipped" it to his biother-in-law, the  , Hew York farmer, who had sent his family  away  at the  time, so  they    could  swear thoy had first seen the giant rest-  -V .'ings in his "grave."  >-"��� - Although this celebrated hoax had long  &V,'passed out of the public mind until Mr.  ��� f>t -IWhite'a artlelo recalled it, the man who'.  >';-Mperpetrated the hoax wa3 living until  !&-'Vj.very recently. Hi3 death occurred ��� only  fe^lidf weeks ago.  1^7  I&'  Wanted Her Hat. -  ?-'V' Ntft lwg ago a lady was choosing a  -:v-\' winter hat, with the usual uncertainty of  V*%'��lsund as to the kind of hat She wanted,  fj$i lor wietiher, indeed, sihe warated a holt at  $T'i. ialL After trying on nearly every model  <P iia -the shop, she pounced with glee on  *?A * one she had overlooked. "Here's something pretty!" she said; "why did you  not show ma this before?" Without  waiting for an answer, she appealed to  her patient friend. "There's some style  about this, isn't there? How do I look?'  The friend distinctly sniffed. "It makes  lyou look a hundred, and it's very dow-  idy," she said. The other tried the hat _  'at another angle. "It is rather dowdy," |  -|ehe admitted, at this juncture; "perhaps  II won't risk it after all." A voice from  'beMnd her made its third attempt to  ,gain a hearing. "If you've quite done  l-with my hat," it said, very bitterly, "I  would rather like to pat it on."  .1 \    - �� ���  .-(v-r  r-r  Step^ by   Step   the   Monster  was Driven Back Till  Medical' Science  Triumphed  (From Mail 'and Empire.) '  Shubenacadie, Hants Co., N. S.,  Feb. 6��� (Special.)���This little town,  which has been brought out of obscurity and thrust into the broad  glaie of public notice by tlio almost  miraculous cure of a young giil of  Bright's Disease,-lakes its new-found  fame with a sort of mild surprise. All  the village knows Alice .Maud Parker,  all thought that a few months 'ago  she was sick beyond -the hope of recovery, that Bright's Disease had her  in its clutches, and once that monster had fastened on a' victim the  only release was death; and'all know  that to-day she is a cornel}* maiden  of fifteen, with health beaming from  every feature and speaking in her every movement. And all have heard  tune and again that this remarkable  change was brought about by that  old reliable Canadian remedy, Dodd's  itlney Pills. Yet is it with something like surprise that 'they hear the  noise the cuie has made in the outside woi Id. The thing'that lias come  as a revelation to the world has  come on them day by day, so gradually that they fail to grasp its magnitude.  complied willingly, for she felt, she  said, that all the world should know  how her daughter escaped from the  supposedly fatal Bright's Disease, and  that'she owed her escape to Dodd's  Kidney Pills, and to no other agency.  THE MOTHER'S STORY.  "Alice," Mrs. Parker began, "was  always' a delicate 'child from her  birth. When she was twelve yeais  old she was not any larger than an  ordinary child would be at eight yeais  old. But like many delicate ,, children, Alice pulled along as delicate  childien will, till July, 1900. She  was then thirteen years old. On July  7th she was taken t,eriously ill. Her  eyelids swelled till" she could hardly  see, her legs swelled 'from her ankles  tc her knees. I took her to a doctor,  and he said she had Bright's Disease, and could not live long. , The  doctor- tended her for about six  weeks, but as she grew worse, I stopped the doctor and tried different'  kinds of .patent medicines? But all  the time she just got worse . and  worse. Her suflerings had by, this  time become so great that I again  turned to the doctois. This time    I  AU0E MAUD PAKKER.  Whoso rumarkablo recovery from Ilri-fht's Diseiww.  hue not all Cana-ln. talking.     ,  tried another one. lie had no hesita-  the disease had been thoroughly cleared out of the system. 'There could  only be one result. The Bright's-Disease gradually regained its hold o��  its victim. "And," said Mrs. Parker, continuing,, "to our great sur-  , prise, in January, 11)02, the swelling  51 came back. . '      ���  ;,'This time, though, I frncw what  to do. I sent at once-for six boxes  of Dodd's  Kidney Pills.     She begam  tion     in    pronouncing     her    disease ���-.    .  ��� j    .,  ,     ,, ,        ,   -,,  Bright's Disease of the worst kind.      , \* ��npc'�� ,to ^k? thrc"\ an,d 8���luallf  r>iiT,T, ���,,-,. rw,���-. tllc ��rcad monster fell back before the  BELT MEASURED 48 INCHES.      (great lemedy. By the time   she   had  "By this time Alice was in a   ter- taken four boxes the'swelling   begam  utile state.    1-lei belt in health meas-  to leave. ' This time I made no mis-  uicd twenty inches. When'she was at  take.,[ kept right on with the treat-  her woist it  was lorty-cight inches,   ment till every vestige of the disease  Her flesh was hard and looked icady  to buist. The doctor, who was a  veiy nice man, said he could not do  anything. It, looked ��� as if all that  was left for my daughter- was to go  on suffering till death came to her  relief.,  "She was in this terrible state  when she chanced to read some testimonials as to what Dodd's Kidney  Pills had done for otheis. She showed  them to me, and I (grasped at this  last- chance to help her, as a' drowning man grasps at a straw.  HOW'THE  CURE BEGAN.  had disappeared, till my daughter was  given back to me, not as the puny,  delicate child she was before her  sickness, but as you sec her now, a  big, strong, healthy'girl of fifteen,  full of vim and<go, ready to hold her  own in tlie struggles'of life.  DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS DID IT.  "And all this I charge to Dodd's-  Kidney Pills, and to nothing else.  The doctors .told me my'daughter  could not live. - When they knew I  was giving her Dodd's Kidney Pills,  they said that if they cured her. it  would be" one of the greatest miracles-  "She   began taking Dodd's   Kidney  in the world,  for the like had never  "And ia he married jetV"  "No, bedad���and a mighty good thing  it is for his wife."���From "Ally SlopeiJs  , Half-Holiday."  Criticism Disarmed.  1  A Strange Wooing.  i The conductor of a train on a. North  iJJakota railroad had ju��t sat down to  im&ke up a fourth hand in a game of  j A good instance of the truth of the  saying that "a smart answer turneth/  away wrath" was" heard, the other day,  in a French painter's studio. The painter in question had a fixed rule that none  of his pupils were- to be allowed to  smoke.in' 'his atelier,   ��ne day,, however,  BEYOND ALL DOUBT.  But as to the cure itself." Of "that  there.is,no possible doubt. The facts  are all easily ��� obtained and ��� can -'* tie  sworn to, not only by the Parker  family, but by a hundred other people who watched the girl gradually  sinking into the grave, and saw her  snatched from its very mouth.  It was Mrs. T. G. Parker that your  correspondent found at home when  he called. Mrs. Parker is a bright,  intelligent woman, one -whose brave  and honest'"face tells that she could  act - quickly in an emergency, and  whose every word and action show  her honesty of purpose. Her face  brightened when spoken to of her  daughter's remarkable case.  "Yes," she said, emphatically, "my  daughter had Bright's Disease in its  worst stage. Two of the best doctors  in this vicinity gave her up to die..  Dodd's Kidney Pills cured her." Asked to begin at the beginning, and tell  the complete story of the case,     she  Pills on November 25th, and before  she had finished the first box I could  see"a change for-the-better. By December lSJth there was a marked improvement in her condition, but there  was a large gathering across the  small of her back and ready to lance.  When it was 'opened it emitted a  quart of matter,' besides blood and  water. Again we" feared for her life,  and again the doctor warned me that  she might die at' any moment. But  my faith in Dodd's Kidney Pills had  grown, and all through that long  winter she took-them regularly, and  under the treatment continued to gain  in strength till by April her back  was well, and the swelling had all  left her, though her urine when tested was milkey and at times it would  curdle.  "Still she was vastly improved,  and I was greatly encouraged, and  continued to give her the Pills till  November, when she appeared to be  perfectly well, and was'growing faster than she had done in years."  A NEARLY FATAL MISTAKE.  At this point Mis. Parker nearly  made ,% fatal mistake. She stopped  the use of Dodd's Kidney Pills before  been in this province or anywhere  else. And Dodd's Kidney Pills did  ���cure her. I gave her 70 boxes of.ther*  altogether, but they gave her. life -i*  return, and I feel that I cannot say  enough for Dodd's Kidney Pills."  THE "SUMMING UP. " '  This js the,'story! of the -famous-  Bright's Disease cure, asi told by th*  mother of the sufferer herself. There-  can be no doubt as to the truth of  the story. Scores of people corroborate it. The case ,was_thoroughly diagnosed by skilled physicians, who unhesitatingly pronounced it Bright's-  Disease.  Neither can there be any doubt as  to what caused the cure. It was  Dodd's Kidney Pills. For, after tho  doctors had given the patient _up for  lost, Dodd's Kidney Pills were th��  only medicine used. The fact remains  that Dodd's Kidney Pills have cured  Bright's Disease. And If Dodd's Kidney Pills can and do cure " Bright's  Disease, which is the worst stage of.  Kidney Disease, how sure must it b��  that they are a sovereign remedy for  those earlier stages of Kidney Disease from which thousands of th��  Canadian people are suffering?  "PIDGIN ENGLISH."  B��  lently smoking her clay pipe moved dowa ho came'into  the room, and distinotly  Wo the quaxtette and said: saw that one of the pupils" had a lighted  ' i "Conductor   I don'i want to disturb cigarette in  his  fingers,  whioh  he was  ���vou. but I'm iivin' just bcyand Skinners- endeavoring    ineffectually,   to     r ���  tjjj����� With a style of somewhat heavy  n �������� ��,of ���-i rrM-. off-all riorht." h�� the  painter  went  up  to  him   s  marked: "That ia a curious kind of pen-  ,   "I'll see that you get off'all right," h�� the  palntor  went  up  to  him   and   re-  jenlied ' mar'te*: "TKat ia a curious kind of pen-  1  "But I ain't worryin' aljout that.   I'va1 cil that you have got there, my young  ���fcot one huadrcd and sixty acres of land.' friend.   May I --'- -����������� ��� - *-  ��". -j --���!_���_ .._ **....>�� draw with it?"  RiyJ  answer, and .the roar that went up from  the other students plainly showed the  artist tlujt the senio of tho house was  against him.  The Pope's Life.  v.*  huadrcd and sixty acres of land.1  friend.   May I ask what you propose to  2nd a'good cabin up tharV' draw with it?"   "Clouds," was the ready  -    "I see." , .   ���,  "My ole man got drowned in U ar  er last /ar, and I'm all akma."  "Yes'm." v  *���  _,     :  "I'm powerfully busy when I m Home,  but n�� it'll be three Iwurs before I get-  'thar' you might jest do me a favor.      j  "I wiH, ma'aip. I understand whAfc  vou w����l. I thfek the right sort of huh-*)  is up afc tb�� front ��nd of tho car, and Illi  Bpeak to Mm." T    ,   , , j  Five-'minutes later he ciwno b*clt, followed \q a man about forty years'oldj  ���Vho U*ke&' Hke'a farmt-jr, end pausing-!  Swrid�� tie twnau the coBdactoa* ��aid: j  i "Thia la the man I waa speaking!  about."  "Stranger,   wfoufc   mought   be   your'  If tho Pc'>-> should live until February.  1903, he will not merely havo reigned  longer'than any other occupant of the  Pontifical chair excepting St. Peter and  Pius IX., but also have reached an age  surpassed by only two of his predecessors, who exceeded ninety-three yearsi  St.. Agatho and St. Gregory. The Pope is  almost a vegetarian. Ills early break-  fast consists of a cup of chocolate or of   . B���,     .... _ . cafe au lait, the milk being furnished by  nameT" askwd the woman as aho laovedJ   80rae goats presented to the Pope on the  along to make room.  "Judeon, ma'am," he replied.  "And min* is Wolcott.   Hev you eves-  be lined?"  "Yes;  but I loot her two y'ars ago-  She waa bit by a snake."  "And my ol�� twin w^s drowned. Would-  you jine aginT"  i      "Mebbe.   Would you?"  "I kinder flunk I would.   What's your;  aige?". ��� '  "FoTty-fcw*.    Whmt's yours?"  "Jist forty-one yisterday.   Ar* you a]  haTd-workln', good-tempered  man?"        ,  "That's   what   they  calls  me.    Guess]  you can run a house?" /  "Fur shore.   Ain't that ole reptile up  .thar* a.  preacher?"  "Looks" to be.   Shall wo be jincd?"  occasion of his jubilee. Two o'clock Is  the dinner hour, when the Pope partakus  oi a bouillon and a couple of eggs cooked  in Bordeaux wine. Tho Pope rarely takes  meat, but is very fond of s.ilad���a dish  which does not agree with him, but ia  which he indulges now and then, notwithstanding medical orders. Supper ia  served at ten, after which hia Ilolinci*  retires, often working until tlio earlj  hours in tho morning.  "Belle said Che other day when ��h��  saw you trying fo get up such a deeper  ate flirtation with Yotingiox sho could  ft*rdly keep her ooitntcuunce. "Plw-  wouldn't if site could holp herself."���Ilu'i  tJniore "(ViHerlcan.''  Those who are chiefly acquainted with  "pidgin" English through the medium  of comic opera and Bret Harte'a dialect  poems would be surprised to find how  different is the language whioh forms  the sole medium of communication between European and native when encountered in its natural environment.  Pidgin (literally business) English,  says The Pall Mall Gazette, is made  up of idiom, of words derived from English, French, Portuguese, and a few  other languages, with the addition of a  dozen or so expressions of which the  origin is untraceable. Although of  somewhat nursery sound and ciroum-  loeution, most of the phrases in ordinary use, as well as those which the  Chinaman will invent on the spur of tho  moment, are remarkably expressive, far  moro so than their English equivalents,  Thus "savvy," obtained, of course, from  the French, is used not only in the obvious sense of "know," but further to  indicate gumption, occasionally eraft, as,  for example, "Boy have plenty savvy,"  implying tho person under discussion  would act wisely; or, again, "Me  thinkee he too murfiee savvy," to convey tho idea of one whose aouteness  verges on cunning. "Look see," of  which the ordinary moaning is obvious,  is also fairly expressive when used to  indicate moro external show. "Alio  look see pidgin," summing up the person whoso business in life is to make a  good appearance But the chief interest of this language undoubtedly centres  "Al-  "Who" and "what," curiously enough,  are always accompanied by the noun :  "Who man ?" "What thing ?" The  latter, however, may mean also "What  is the matter 1" Again, the adverb  "so" invariably replaces "that" as "Ha  talkee so he no manchce that pidgin."  "How" becomes "What fashion?" and  "Very" "too." My" stands for I, me,  my, mine, and "he" for both genders  and all cases. The use of the word  "b'long" is. place of tlio vert* to be is  one of the things which cannot be explained, but is practically universal,  while "can," to show futurity, is equally  peculiar. "What time" you can go V"  means "What time will you go ?" "He  oan walkce" he will start. The qualifying word "side" is added to the name  of any place without exception, thus,a  Chinaman speaks of "England side,"  "Japan side," "topside" (upstairs), and  so forth, 'l'he use of "ehunce" for "profit" is certainly surprising, for no allusion to tho doubtful result .of specula*  tion or trade is intended, and among  other amusing peculiarities may be mea>  tioncd "Number one" as the universal  superlative ; Number one good or bad,  best or worst, and a "Number one" person, meaning a chief official. "Number one topside yoss pidgin man" is  bishop ; "number one topside soldier-  unan" is general officer commanding.  "Two pieceo" means two. "Cathchee  plenty face," to obtain or make a position of dignity.  Ladies^ appreciate the conventionalities which surround calling language.  When tho front dpor bell is answered  the visitor- inquires, "Mississee have  got ?" to which the answer is "Have  got," at home. "No got" is not receiving to-day, or "Have go out." "Chop  around the  peculiar use of idiom  ways" is rendered "any time" (which is i chop>��-i,e quick; "mau-mau," go slowly";  far more reasonable) and never ns "any J ��chln.e],*n" and "chow," are, of course,  time no." "You are never to do so,' c^",^^ words, pure and simple. Bhob-  for example, would ,be expressed b-fj bory_angTy; tillln���lunch, and chit���a  "Any time no can do so fashion." ktj.er ^ 0h?0k   are all Hindustani in-  trgduced by early traders with previous  Indian experience. Godown, for ware-  house, may also 'bo traced to the same  origin, as it was formerly the custon*^  to store goods in vaults, to which the!  merchant had literally to go down whes  he wished to handle his stock.  "MaBkee," never mind, is Portuguese,  and from the same language various  words less in use are culled.and are specially to be met among the Eurasian  population which represents mixed marriage of European and native, and with  whom, very naturally, a bastard tongue, neither ordinary pidgin nor Portuguese, prevails. Pidgin is easy to acquire, but takes a Httlo while to follow!  among persons speaking rapidly. It ia  rather curious that where Freneh or  Germans settle in treaty ports they  converse with natives in the vulgar tongue of neither party, but in this dialect, which has to be acquired by both.  j Tlie republication in English ot till a  Ifamous essay of the great French matho*  maitioian, Laplace, on the tllieory of pro*?  babilitieq serves to recall the harm tbaS  'has resulted from a lack of general in��  formation on- this subject. The oonflnnodl  gambler and the reckless speculator da  not know how continually they fly i��  the face of tflie teadhings of science. A  recent revieweT remarks: "If in a game  of even chances red turns up twenty  times in succession, it is still an eveii'  ���chance whether red or black turns up on  the twenty-first timo; but no amount oi  mathematical reasoning will enable the-  gambler to realize that a previoua run  of bad luck gives no grounds for the c.��  pccUition of recovering his losses by a  run of good luck in the luture." It wins  partly to combat the superstitions of  gamblers and others that Laplace wrote  'his essay.  'UMKoLAMifafej.n&.fecttrtKftiww.ttS'-l**"..  iiMkmjmmiiMMmMiMmMmm  v^wHflUVuHPMfin&Bl^MJIfilHrwfflM^BMVfflR  Jjl&m  ���offiWlB^. :-^^ . , ��� ���    ���������-��"'fl^��i,/fo*��fl(?f:.  long black hair streaming down to her  iwaist, ber whole frame trembling with  convulsive sobs as she wound her arms  -'round Edgar's neckband seemed, by  (her gestures, to be imploring ^some-  jthlng which he roughly aud sternly  refused.  In a little group at the other end'of  JJhe hall, weie the seivants, whoso  countenances showed plainly 'enough1  they were tho accomplices of tbeir protended masters.  'Marjorle was alone In that   houso  (frith a gang of tlnovca as cunning and  .jfiespqrate as any in all England. ��  Suddenly Hydo said something in a  ,   tone of storn command, wbich ciuncd  ta general, movement to be made to-  (Wards tho stairs."    ''      *  '       "  Marjorlo, her heart beating as tfioi'gh,  It would Ieaphout of bei  bosom with  fright, stolo back to her'chamber, and  closed and,locked the door.'  llt'i .  en quite so low as that. But I am on-,  of the gang���I have known then* guilty  plans���I have been accessory to them  all. The i ��� lice have exempted 'ne from  arrest simply because, as a wife, I  was not bound to denounce my husband's crimes!"  "A wife!" exclaimed .Marjorle, In  amazement, ns soon as Madeline  paused for breath.        '  "Yes, I am Edgar's   wife���or - was.  God help me!    I am his widow now!"  "Then he Is dead?" cried Maijorie,  in horror.-'      "  "Yes, he Is dead," said Madeline, ro-  euming hor stonv calm "He took  (poison berore the police could touch  him. , Ho died, and,I, who loved him,  so���ah, h'eaven! how I'loved him!���I,'  .even I, am thankful for It."  Her heai sank upon hcr'bosom, nnd  a dry, to.inesa sob convulsed tier  fiame.  Marjorle  put  forth  her < hand,' and  'touched her gr-ntly.    .  -. "Poor Madeline!" she said. ./'I am  bo sorry for jou1"   , -     , , *<  At  that  kind .word   -the    unhappy  creature fell into a storm of agony terrible to witness.' ' -;  . ' Her tears came in a fldod; and her  frame was lacked'with" sobs.  Marjorie was frightened���never   in  Scarce had she done this,-however,  tiefore' a frenzied shriek fiom "Madeline made her venture forth again.  ��� She heard "strange voices���she heard  ��� ene, loud, stern, authoritative voice exclaim���  ."Consider yourselves under arrest,  everyone of you. Attempt to movo  and I Are!" : ,  A horrible' fascination drew-her to  Ahe top of the stairs again; and now  lehe saw that a crowd of constables���  ,ten or a dozen at least���thronged tne  tall.  -  A cry from Madeline made ber loolc  Ot Edgar Hyde.  He was In the act of flinging away a  small phial, which hefhad just raised  * to his lips and drained' to the dregs.  The next moment he sank, with a  heavy thud, upon the tiled floor of the  ball. ���    i. .    -      .  "Good God! he's, poisoned him self!" ,  exclaimed one of the policemen, -while'  (Madeline's shi ieks rang all through tha  (house.        ��",'��� ��� V  . Someone stooped over liiin and  raised him, but the other policemen  -cooly seemed their prisoners/ k  The handcuffs were put on" Charles  Hyde almost at once *   '  Marjorie'saw this with a'bursting  -heart, "then a merciful insensibility  overwhelmed hei���she lell fainting to  the floor. "������*        ��� ���    ,  .  ' ���   - -;,  St-1  V  CHAPTER XI.  Madeline's Story.  When she'recovered    consciousness  ehe was lying on her bed, and Made-  ���Ine'was bending over'her with a face  bo white, so haggard, so drawn With  misery, that, for a moment, Marjorie  ���   scarce recognized It.  "Madeline!" she murmured, fiilnlly,  reaching out her hand, "What ia tho  matter?   What has happened?" <;" -  And then a recollection of <;iat fearful scene In the hall swept ovor her  numbed brain.  She moaned, and burled her fac<> In  the bed clothes.  Madeline sat silent and rigid In tho  chair beside the bed.  5iie seemed to have no" word to ������ay���  citliei te' comfort or of explanation.  Presently Marjorie raised Iici-self,  and looked at her.  "Madeline, why don't you speak lo  itoe?   I am mlaciable as well ns you.  |,Tell me���oh, tell me all   sho    truth!  {Those people���are they alLthieva-?"  '   "Yes  tier life had she witnessed such emotion as this.  y   But It did good.' . - ' '       '  " It was more natural than that stony  calm, and outraged nature was appeased by It. '        '   %  Beneath Marjorle's -sympathy   and  tenderness the wretched Madeline grew  ,calm-at last.      -*  * ��� ���.   ^ ,  -And*then, in a broken voice, she began to try to tell her her whole sad  ptorv.  , ,'"My father"���and'she shuddered aft  ;��he spoke that word���"has been a thief1  _ ��ver since I was a~ little' child. But I  Slave not lived with him all my life.  My motherland he had quarreled, and  1 lived with her until she died. Then  9 was sixteen, and my father "fetched  ane^ to;live,with~him. He told me he  ���wanted me in his business and, little  by little, I began to see what that business was.'  "He was no. common thief, Marjorle,  there was a''diabolical cunning and  ���cleverness in all he did. I had been  ���well educated���as, indeed, he' himself  was���and Ee wanted me to help him to  get the entree into the great houses he  meant to rob. This I would never do,  and *he was fearfully angry with me,  'for he ^had v a frightful teiaper when  roused, for all his bland, pleasant  looks. ^ He said he wanted a woman  in the business, and when I kept resisting he,planned a cruel thing' to  .,bring metto his will."  -"What was it?" questioned Marjorie.  ���'/'"'He threw me into the company ot  'Edgar Monson���for Edgar's name was  not Hyde. 'I must'tell you; he was not  my father's nephew, no relation at all,  jibeither is Charles, Edgar's, brother.  (They weie both simply members of  the gang."  Again she paused, then went on,ia  a"broken voice, and with many tears:  -VI know now that Edgar was deliberately set to employ every artifice to  make me love him.   He was represented in the best light to me.   He won my  eympathy, and, at last, my heart  How  I loved him I could never tell you!   I  think that never in this world has man  been loved by woman as he was loved  by me.   Well, I married him���not qulto  a year ago    He swore he would break  with the gang, reform, go abroad with  me,'and live an honest life.   I believed him���and a week after the   marriage he laughed and boasted of tho  -ruse he had adopted to bind ,me to  -him!     I remember his   very words���-  they burnt themselves into my heart.  "*No! No!,my pretty one,' he said.  I'lt Is you I am going to reform.   1 am  going to so train you that you shall,De  rt.be queen and head of the cleverest  land richest gang of thieves in Eng-  Jand.'  "Ho did not do that, Marjorle. Try  as he might, he could not bend me to  -his will. I hated and dreaded their  vile pursuits too much for that. But I  went on loving him���I couldn't help  myself.    I loved  him  even  though  I  4ses there, and they expected a more  ,- than ordinarily rich booty.  "To achieve this, no expense waa  -spared. This house was taken furnished; the servants were all members*  of the gang. We had been here only  a shoit time, when he���my fat-her���  met with you. He had always said  .that a woman, young, and beautiful,  and well-eclurited, would be invaluable  to them; and it was his purpose to try  to win you ovor. He showed you an  advertisement which he pretended was  lhis, and you believed him and came."  "Ah!" exclaimed Marjorie, in horror.  ���'Who could have" suspected that a man  who looked ->nd spoke as he did. could  'have been so vile!"   <   '  "His pleasant countenance has been  (his capital always," said Madeline, blt-  .terly, "and he has traded on It to tbe  uttermost. With a'view to Impressing  you favorably, he has assumed the ap-  . ,pearancei of ( great benevolence and  piety; and this would have continued  -till he felt you were in his power.  '"You were so young and'so completely friendless that he made sure ol  winning you ovcr in the end.' You  were to be tricked, as I was, through  your affections. Charles had orders to  do everything in his power to make  _iyou fall In love with him."    ,  Again an Involuntary    exclamation  burst from Marjorle's lips. 5  ,     She    saw the whole vile plot    nofl  from beginning to"end., <  i Ilor cheek crimsoned, and .thea  again turned pale.1 -- c- -���^-^-.s  , "I did all T could, Marjorle,'to savi  (you from the snare," said Madeline,  'gazing on her very mournfully. "I  dared not .betray them,*I dared not tell  you the truth, but youv remember how,  whenever I could, I warned you against  Chailes^ I hinted1 to you over and  over again that he was" unworthy of  your love." t J .        ,   _  "Yes, I remember,", acknowledged.  Marjorle; "and I thank you." .It was  not your fault that I wouldn't take  your warning. Oh, Madeline, if I had!  if I only had!'-'  And then, unable to bear her mlser>  /With calmness, she gave way utterly,  hourly misery and"dread." ���.  /'And you ate sure he was guilty!"  . "Kc confessed it befoie be died,"  Availed Madeline. "Oh, Marjorle, how  jean you be so tender to me, his  wretched widow? Your kindness kills  me���It breaks my heart!"  For Marjorie , had got her arms  round her now, and was pillowing hor  head upon her ownJ aching heart.      '  "Surely," she said, within heiself,  ���With a cruel pang, "we are sisteis in  misery, we two. She told nra it would  be better for me to die than to glvo  my love to one who was unworthy. - I  did not heed.her,then; but, oh, 1 feel  it now!"        '��� ' '  ' -,Aloud  she- said,    very  softly ' arA  sweetly: ,  "Did you not risk'your life for mine^  And are we not sisters in fiuflenns?  Oh/Madellnet"  , And then, those .two unhappy creatures clasped each" other more closely  Still, and/mingled their tears together.  ^sf^z  zS��"mw\\\*  \ )T* i"\      CHAPTER XII.  Bt. Valentines Day.  Terribly dawned that St. Valentine's  Day f,or Marjorle." '   4  When the sun rose 'she was stand*-  Ing beside her bedroom window/ looking .mournfully across the frozen  lakerand feeling half tempted to wish  she had found-her death there.  " Life was so.full of misery. There  fWas nothing to hope for.  - Her"heart was aching with a dull,  'dreary pain, as she "thought of the  frank, smiling face she had loved so  "well;-and, apart from that souice of  misery, what was to'become of her?  l [Where .was1 she to go ?   ,  She could not even-be sure that shi  might not^yet be arrested as an accomplice ' of the thieves. '  NOW IS THE TIME  "To use Dr. Agnew's.Catarrhal  Powder. It is an antiseptic, healing dressing, applied directly to  the diseased surface by the  patient himself,,who blows the  ,powdcr through- a tube into his '  nostrils.     The cure dates fron  kthe fiist puff.   *,  "  '''You needn't snuffle from colds'  or hay fever if you have the'i  catarrhal powder in the house.'  Cures a headache in ten minutes.  Rev. J. L. Murdoci: writes "I hove I  used Dr. Agnew's Catiirrhal Powder '  tor the last two months nnd am now  completely oured of Catarrh of fivo  year-,' standing. It is certainly aj��r-  lcal in its eject. The first application benefited mo within five minutes "  J, <��� "<i&  ���:t ;j  Dp. Agnew's Pills f  v costing 10 cents for forty doses, '-  two-fifths the'price of other flrst-  class pills, first cleanse and then  curs> the bowels r'aad'liver'for-5  ever. ���        ���- - P ���^   i;  .iSt  and broke Into tears. , .  "Dear Mai orie^don't grieve for" him.  ,<He Isn't worth one thought fiom your  pure 'heart.   Forgive me, darling, that  I didn't tell you all the truth in time."  . "I have only ..myself to blame," sob-  ted    Marjorie.      "You    warned'   mo  enough, I o   -" .. to Jjave believed you."  "' After a t uie she palmed herself, and  turned to Madeline'with gentle resolution.  ' ' i  "Go on, Madeline, tell me all.*'     , \  ^There is not much more to tell���not  much that you can't guess at, or that  you don't already know. Last week  they made an attempt on 'Mortimer  House. It failed, and they-resolved to '  try again, so bold and desperate they  were. They made the effort again; it  failed; they were pursued, although  they thought they had got clear away,  ind were followed here. In my heart  I had felt sure that would be the end  Df it. Something within me seemed to  prophecy it would come to this."  "Madeline, you were Imploring something from���from Edgar In'the drawing-room before you came to bed. I  heard you by accident. What was it  you wore asking him. dear?"  "To give up the plan, not to go ou^  to-night. I told him how full my heart  ���\\ as of the belief that it would end in  jsome'thlng terrible. I intreated him,  ifvnot for myself, yet for the sake of  his unborn child.",'  "His child!" exclaimed Marjorle,  With a sudden burst of tender pity.  "Oh, Madeline!"  "Yes, Marjorie.   I have that to looR  forward to.   You may judge whether I  look forward to It with joy.   I hope'mj-  baby will die. - Why should It" live,  poor innocent?   A murderer's child!".  "Madeline!" said Marjorie, in a low,  awe-struck whisper.     -"Was it  ~he���  your husband���who killed my father?"  Madeline    answeied    with a   deep,  heart-breaking sigh.  She could not speak.  "Then that was what you    meant  ���When you' sa'Id you might, some day,  ask me to give you a life for a life,"  cried Marjorle.    "You were  thinking,  of him���of what might happen if I discovered his crime."  "Yes, that was what I meant. Oh,  Marjorle, what I have suffered! Ever  since you recognized that locket, my  life has been an agony. I had never  dreamed he had murder on his soul;  desperate though i kni>w him to be, I  had never suspcieiey that   You, per-  i                       -,,... ..                                  ���j���....    ^   iuicu  miii   even   inouirn  j  The monosyllable foil   from    Made-     -soon saw he had ceased to care f01  lines nale Uds slowlv. ami na tiimwii      mo    nh     ���,*,���i. t -     _..^,_.._ ,  ne's pale lips slowly, and as thong-i  it huit her.  "And you " Marjorle began, then  stopped suddenly, not knowing how to  frame the question,  "What am I? you would say," exclaimed Madeline, passionately. "Oh,  'don't sciuple to ask what questions'  |you choose, Marjorie. I will -uiswpr  them all now. I am the daughtei of  one thief and the wife of another. 1  am not a thief myself���I have not fall*  me. Oh, what I have suffered���oh.  Marjorle! Marjorie!"  Again she was convulsed with sobs,  and again Marjorle soothed her with  all the tender sympathy a woman's  heart can show a sister In distress.  After a few minutes had thus passed, she resumed her narrative  haps, remember that, the very    next  day, I was   taken ill���so ill    that   I  "We came  here���to    this    house��� coultJn,t est up.   It was the anguish of  ���about six weeks ago.   Their object was my nfind that threw me Into a fever,  (to rob Sir Edward Mortimer.   All the I Iiave been -n Misery ever since���in  plate and Jewels are kept on the prent  She bad been more than a foi might  In their house, and .who was there ct��  prove her Innocence?  J Pilled with such thoughts as these,  lhe turned away from the window with  k heavy sigh; and, having completed  her toilette,- went slowly downstairs,  scarce knowing j which' room to enter,  or what to do.  Madeline, worn out with grief, had  fallen < asleep an hour ago, and there1  was no one else in the, house save a  ^couple of police officers, who had been  left in charge. . ,<  1   One'of these was in the "hall.      " '  He spoke very civilly to tho   pale,  trembling girl, and told her there was  a fire, in the dining-room, where sho  tnig-��t:be quite alone if she wished.  Sfie thanked him gratefully, but hai  keen seated at the fire scarcely fivo  minutes before he tapped at the,door,  and announced: -_'"..      "  "A gentleman to see you, miss,"  Marjorie rose^with a .start, tto find  Herself;"face to'face with"'the;'- h'and-  eomer, grey:eyedl man she 'had :seeo in  the wood when she was "'walking with  Charles���Sir Edward Mortimer.-  He came forward with an air , o!  great respect, and yet with the^most  evident and earnest sympathy as well.  "If I^_am intruding, please" pardon  m��," he^said, In a clear, cultured voice.  "But your position here Is so very trying that I felt bound to come and tell  you how deeply we sympathize with  jrou���my ������ sters and I, I   mean���and  fcir autons wo are to to oS twrriae,  �� yon will allow ua." .  .  He paused, then added:  "I think you perhaps may know who  j am; my name is Mortimer."  ' ''Sir>dward Mortimer���yes, I know.  Indeed, I can't find ' wordB to thank  fou. You are only too kind. I wish  I could make you understand how  nuch I feel your kindness "shown at:  tech a time."  And then a recollection of her mis-  iry, and of her utter loneliness, swept  rver her, and she could not repress her  ears. '  They flowed down her pale checks.  She was compelled to raise her handkerchief to her eyes".  "Don't cry," said Sir Edward, sotwji  earnestly, and with so much feeling,  (hat the poor girl only cried the mora  "It is so very kind of you!" she sob-  ked. "I thought everyone would mistrust and misjudge me!"  Gently taking her hand, he led her  back toher chair, and sat down near  ler.  "My dear Miss St. Clair, what I have  lo suggest, or rather to earnestly en-  teat, is that you will maVe my house  rour home���at any rate, until something can be settled for your future,  lly sisters wish this very much, ana  Ihey would have come to you them-  lelves, but they are both suffering from  tuch bad colds that I wouldn't hear of  them going out. They a.*e longing  lo welcome you. May I have tbe pleas-  ire of telling them you will be their  luest?"  Marjorle raised her sweet, lustrous  tyes, still wet with tears, and gave him  in earnest, grateful glance.  "If I knew how to thank you, I  irould," "she .said; "but, indeed, I do  aot.   Your kindness Is so very great,  t was fearing that " s  She paused, and colored deeply.  "You feared that people might ba  ruch fools as to imagine you were In  league with those scoundrels. Is that  ���chat you would say. Miss St. Clair T  Dismiss the Idea from your mind if It  has really entered tt. When I saw  rou that day in the wood, I was cer-  (Continued on page 7.)  Jrf*  Interesting' Items.  "- Charles Rothschild  hoe   'perhaps   th*'5?^  most'eurious museum of any collector, ia^'A: *  Europe.-^ At Tring Park he keej��* tho* - c^  ���ands and'thousands of fleas - The nm-" **s  4 1|  il  eeum istin charge'of Doctoi Jordan. *Ev* ^-��|  ~ery animal and bird ha* its particulat/ Z\��S  kind of flea. -Very many bave" several J��- J?  different kinds. 'It-clearly follow*'tha*' ^.'^  the gathering of fleas' affords diverse m^^? ||  *eri*l for the collector." In ,tfc�� Roth*-"'0-"|  ehild ooflection k one moie floa (HystiV \$ "  Aopsyil* talpae)  a'vfift* of'nn inch'fa',".*. ���  *engUu ". 'v '    "t, ���'   N-S-J '  IHie Italian  Government ha*" erect** yP '  along   the  Swiss-Italian frontier   many,''"1 .  miles of metallic- netting, hung    with  .bells.    The object is to pi event contra-,  fcandists sending over the- frontier don  twid other animals loaded'with dutiable'  goods���a plan that'hea'piovwl profitable  to smugglers in tlie past, m it,waa car- "  ried on mainly when guards could not    .t '}t  see.   Ibe dogs are trained ,to onrry their."  loads to tlie  accomplices ot  the,smugglers ,<m tiho other side of the line.-   Tha,;  netting has not yet be��n curried tho en-"   ^  tare-length of the frontier, but wfll soon * ^ *-t  be completed. ���       x - -.'        .'   ( i;\V  .'Stockholm  claims the largest school- i,".  house In the world, wbich hue aocommo-'i P*  dations for 2,870 children.   In the" base-' ���">  ^ment'are 100 bathrooms, where .the cliil-,  irea are required to bathe" if their, teacJfcT'  ere think they are not taught habits of x  ���lewilineea at home.    Soap and towels'*  ��:e furnished free by tho city.   A whole- w  some dinner is furnished poor 'children "  at* noon in all'ttie public schools if they^  need it, <t�� in Norway, which insures evy''���  ery child at least ono warm'meal each  day.   Children whose parents oon afford^  to pey for tho dinner are chaigcd a nom- " '  jiuu price, and  the  personal pride and  Independence of the Swedes compel many l  people to p��.y who reaJly cannot afford  to do ao.  i  Levi�� ^ke, a citiee-n'of the little vil-  '  lage-of Oxford, Miss., has certainly.made'  a. record for himself as a drmnmer.  *He   .  is the oldest active traveling man in-the  United States, 'being still In harness at   '    .  eighty-six.   He repiesents Aimour & Co, \.<  in Mississippi, making towns by day and '       |  night trains, and covering a,n aveiao-e.of  2,000  miles  a month.    l?or  thirty��four ���  years lie lias represented this single Chicago  house;   has  made  few  sales   that  pioved bad accounts; was a traveler on  'the first railroad train ever lun in tha  jUmted   States;  never  took a  drink 'of  Liquor, played a game of cards, or tasted "  tobacco;  ha�� not eaten moie than two  ���meals a day for thirty yeans; and is the  lowest Mason in Mississippi. v        ;  _ The Gate to Health  5 is a halo heart, and the better the- blood ,  ** pump the mora vnjorom the vitality.  Some know they have weak hearts i ,  others only know that they're ill ana .  don't suspect the heart  But euro the heart cures every part  No heart is too soui.d; ninety-nine ont .  of a hundred are disordered or diseased.  Doctors do set ret (o (he heart of* the  subject; to be effective th��il is what medicine muit do '  Dr. AGNEW'S HEArtT CURE.  enthrones health wljere disease reigned,  in the great center of the system, tho  heart. Then good blood pumps in full J  measare, send), new life quivering'  through every organ and tissue of the '  body. It means new courage, new cheer, <  a new lease of life  Jj  Dr. ACNi^V'S PILLS  i scavengers ot the f (.���stive system and <  1 healers  of  the  disordered  apparatus. '  Purely vegetablo r-i-1 mild, ferty doles '  for ten cents.   On��--t'.f:h tie ptJea of tho '  next best competing pill. 18  I'  13&*<*>,-'�����>-.��� .-r-*^**-^\6'vw��*'. *Ww���\^u��'^*^Ji^����^iM^rl^^iiaM It-f?  J - f,J*.  . - J^. -. _c .  .- "        -'  m  sss.  i  p  K-   -'  W ���  K  I*?  i''  fe-  5ft  F'  <    r- '���',  .,J V.;    ,     .  A TUN     J8.,C..'    SATURDAY,    APRIL''.,',   '1903,  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Char-oh of England;  St. Martin's Church, cor. Third niul Train-  ���r ntvoote, Sunday services, Matins at 11 n.  m��� Eronsoiitr 7:30 p. m, Celebration of Holy  Ctinimiiniou, Ut Sunday in each month and  ���ii Special occasions, SiukIii*', Soliool. Sun-'  day at 1 j>. m. Committo* Meetings, 1st  Thufidt")- in etjoli month.  f& Rev, l\ I/. Stephenson, Rector.  8t, Andrew's Presbyterian Cluiroh hold  services in tho Church ou Second Street.  Ho'-nliix service nt 11 e\eniiiK service 7:30  Silndity Soliool nt the closo of tlio morulm*-  servloe, Kev. E.Turhiiifiton, Minister, Fiee  Rending Room, to v, liicli nil aro welcome.  WANTED ��� Correspondents in  ��very section of the district. En-,  .quire at 'the Claim for particulars.  Mrs. and Miss Mollineaux aud  D. G. Stewart, Miss Stewart 'and  Miss Ashtou from_the Old Country, arrived last Sunday.  The Discovery Hockey Club intend giving a Grand Ball in the  Nugget Hotel, on Easter Monday  night, April 13th, Admission,  gentlemen, $1.00; ladies, free.  Messrs. Dockrill and Pearse, delegates to the 'Miners' Convention,  returned on Monday.  Let your "'Light so shine.���Use  Eocene Coal Oil," Forsale at McDonald's Grocery,        .   .  Cambridge' won the boat race  this week.  Sixty-five cents per pair Ladies'  Misses' and Boys' Rubbers at  Blackett & Co.'s  Johnstone &. Son are said to have  ��.' veritable baiik. on Boulder creek.  Fresh-stock'of Imported and Domestic Cigars'at'C, R. Bourne's:-  Black &'Co\'^have struck some  of tbe richest pay found on Boulder.  Oranges, Lemons, and Apples���  McDonald's Grocery.  ��� Tom Sageman' and W. Ferguson  came in on their bikes on Wednesday.  For your Mining Candles and  dynamite go to Fraser & Co's.  G. H. Ford has installed a new  pump in connection with his bathroom and baths may be had at any  Jtime. The accommodation of the  O, K. Barber Shop and Bath House  is second to none in the country.  Enjoy your Lenten fast and get  some fine Finnan Haddies or Salt  Mackerel al McDonald's Grocery.^  Improvements being the order of  the day, the Grand Hotel is making improvements which will be  much appreciated by the guests of  this popular hotel.  Blue Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  pure.���It is sold in all the stores in  Atliu.  The Committee of tbe Discovery  Hockey Club will spare no paine to  ��-take the Easter Monday dance a  success and a cordial invitation is  extended to all.  " K. T. Hamshaw, Manager of the  McKee Creek Consolidated, Ltd.,.  was to leave Seattle about the ist  iust, for Atlin, with a party of  seven, to commence operations on  McKee,  For a good square meal go to  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant.  Bred W. Parker, brother of Mr.  Ffcrjcer of Spruce, and George Aid  cajqae in Wednesday.  The first of the season's crop of  .oranges at E. L. Pillman & Co.'s.  The Carnival'given on Thursday  evening in aid of the Churches,  was no less a success than its predecessors aud a nice little surplus  was available for - distribution.  Space forbids us from mentioning  other than the prize winners, although there were many excellent  costumes and caricatures: Mrs.  Costigau, as Dolly Varden, and  Dell Lewis, as Mephistopheles, took  the prizes for best dressed characters ; Mrs. Rant, Pierette, and Ben  Nicol, Nigger Minstrel, best coinic  characters ; chi'dren, Village Doctor, Erma Blackett, and a "Hayseed," Walter Blackett.  _ Full line of Wall Paper at E".( L.  Pillman & Co.'s .'-  .Satisfactory reports have been received regarding the development  of the White Moose property, '  Famous Moosehead Brand, Oil  tan Shoe Packs, just arrived at  Blackett & Co.'s.      '  This is good time to subscribe for  the. Claim, a new and interesting  story, entitled, '' To Set Her Free,''  by Florence Warden, author of  "The House on the Marsh,t"��� etc.,  will begin next week.  Messrs. Garrison & Co.;- ou  Spruce, about so below, are well  satisfied with what there is in sight  from their 130 feet of drifting work.  There is more solid -comfort in a  cup of Blue Ribbon Tea than in a  gallon of most beverages.^  The Annual Meeting of the Atlin District/-Liberal Association  will be held at McDonald's Hotel,  Discovery, on Friday evening, ioth  inst, at 8 p.mv .All Liberals are requested to attend. .    .  New Stock of Garden and Flo.w-  er Seeds at C. R. Bourne's.     ,., , ���  R.A.Jackson, late manager'of  the Atlin Lake Miuiug Co.,* left  Skagway last Saturday on the  Princess May, for Vancouver. Mr.  Jackson expects to return about  the first of uext month.  Subscribe for the Claim, and get  your friends to subscribe.  Jack Letherdale and W. Bar trim  have gone down to McKee to work  on the property ot the Atliu Mining Co., pending the opening of  operations on the Blue Canyon and  Otter Creek respectively.  MACHINERY FOR SALE���  A complete hoisting and pumping  plant; has only been in use about  a month.���For terms, apply to O.  Belliveau, Gold Run, or to this  office. This is one of thsjine-st  rigs in the country.  Archie   Shiels, Secretary  Alaska Development Co, of  Alaska,  is spending a shofrt^aca-  tion in Vancouver.   '        ( j  For the finest Fresh Ranch Eggs  go to McDonald's Grocery!  A. F. & A. M.���Notice to all  sojourning brethern���A meeting for  mutual benefit will be held on ist  Thursday in each month in the A.  O. U. W. Hall, Atlin. B. C��� to  which all brethern in good'standing are cordially invited.  New aud fresh goods arriving  every week for A. S. Cross &��� Co.  Coroner Thain was notified of  the sudden death of a laborer at  Log Cabin, yesterday.   An inquest  IMPORTANT  1 - v. , _ / <  \>  We beg to quote the following Cash Prices until  Further Notice :  Ogilvie Flour, per sack  Patent,    do       do  Cream, Hotel size, per doz  ' do   Family size ' do  Milk, Reindeer do  Clams, per doz  Canned Corn, per doz .  Peas       do  Beans     do      . ,  Tomatoes do    . -  $3.50 D G  Sugar, per lb  .   3*50  Agen Butter,1 i-lb tins    -  .   '5.oo  Cornmeal, iolbsack *  ���    2-50  do;       5olbnsack  ���      2,25  Beans, 12 lbs  ���      2.75  Rolled, Oats,, B & K  ^    -  ���      2.50  Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb'  .      2.25  T & B Cut Tobacco, do -  ,      2.25  do     Chewing        do   -  ���    3*75  Ovo, per tinu -  ��� IOC  .50 c.  f85c,  3*75  1.00  .65c.  .50 c,  I.QO \  ���75C.  ��� 75 c.  a. 2 5  C & B Jams, i-lbtins, per doz 3.50 Salmon, per doz  gtr     ���        ALL OTHER- GROCERIES" REDUCED  '  Big Bargains still left In Bry Goods and  p   Men's  Furnishings.  Fine All-Wool'Silver Gray Blankets, 10, 12 and 14 pounds,  for 55 cents a pound. _ -   '  BLACKETT & CO.  Russell   Hotel,  DIXON   BRO"  HER!  -*���<���-  Proprietors  Free.  Pool   &   Billiards,"  1 , 1 j  Freighting and Teaming.       j*       Horses arid Sleighs for Hire.  Uancouvcr General Store,  Dealers in  Provisions, ^Dry,. Goods, Etc.,  A.   S.   Cross   8$:Go.':  DRINK THE BEST  WNAB OB    T EA."  In Lead Packets ol y*-lb aud i-lb each.  ..    . , "   For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &   Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vxncouvkk, B.C  was not considered necessarv,        ^  J. M. Ruffner, accompanied by  two of his brothers, came in last  night, via Caribou.  Claims 13 and 14 below on  Spruce are being offered for sale  in Vancouver, through a 4-iuch  double column add in the Province.  Now is the time to order" your  printed Stationery���Letter Heads,  Account Forms, Statements or Envelopes ��� The   CiAiM Office  can  ply your wants.  Spring Cleaning���Get your Wall  Paper and House Lining from J,  Fraser & Co. L  Mesdames   Wrong   and    Short  ve opened the} Discovery Laundry and we bespeak for them a  liberal patronage.  Subscribe for the Atlin CtAiH  and get your friends to subscribe.  Important Meeting,  A meeting of the local B. C.  Miners' Asociation will be held in  the Nugget Hall, Discovery, on  Wednesday, 8th inst., at 8 p.m., to  receive the report of the Delegates.  All members should attend.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest temperature recorded  for   the week ending   3rd inst, is  as follows:  March 28 .        23 above  ,29 . 10     ,  ,30 .22  . 3�� 23  1 . 20  2 .    ���   25  3 -     ,    17  Northern Lumber Go*  Prices for the Season 1903.  lough, up to 8 inches, $35.,  do       do     10      ,,       40.  do ^    do     12      ,,       45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  {surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  ���9  'ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS���  April  ���V_  The following Sailings are announced for the month of March,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train :  Princess May,s Mar. 7, 18 and 28  .   do. April, 7, 17 & 27  For further information, apply or  write to   H. B. Dunn, Agent,  SJcagway, Alaska.  J Ufa.

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