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The Atlin Claim 1903-04-25

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 I ���>  r  ^     i  '   /    J  i i l  * j* j*.-. , *��* i*-!   w  { i-''  < J7     ���>  r^�� ���*>        Al I '    I-     >''  I7  .'X-V.  . "���-,  rt  ,��y  "  4-s,  VOL.   8.  S^l  "ATLIN, B. C,   SATURDAY    APR^L  ',25,   ,1903.  !?   ,4  , 'NO.  197.  THE SEASON.  Winter   Operations    Mostly  ,  '   '   Suspended.    -  '/Miners Waiting For the Creeks to  rRise���Very Sanguine,of Ro-  sults.  , Now that Spring 'has set  in and  .our Jfirst rain has fallen," with a continuance of mild weather, we  may  ' look foi active operations on the  various creeks ' by the miners in  sluicing out their dumps. Without exception the miners are sanguine to a degree 'as to the final  outcome.  'It is said that^Gold' Run will  astonish the country with its returns'. In one instance it is reported , that a company of miners  are taking out $200 to the set.  Boulder and Spruce will also  contribute their share, while Pine  will not be far behind.   , '  With the return of mauy of t^ie  miners from the outside, the sea-,  son's preparations are -being* got  under way. Several of the Blue  Canyon miners have -gone f over  there to set up camp and haul in  supplies while the snow lasts._  On upper-Boulder creek' Cr-D.  Newton aud associates contemplate  ' beginning operations on their hydraulic ground. These, - for the  first part of the'season' will becon-  " fined to' ground-sluicing, prepara-  tory-to installing a plant next,fall.  It is thev intention to construct a  big -reservoir for the purpose of  conserving the water supply.  Almond-Eyed'Visitors.  z ;    '  Atlin had a visit this week from  two emtuissaries of the Mikado,  but, for ''business" reasons, they  couldn't' stay long.' jThey had no  idea this' was such _a '"warm.1  countiy/and on their return to the  temperate south they will doubtless tell their compatriots that Atlin  is a veiy unhealthy place for Japs.,  A Hint to the Wise.  / Attey the'expeiieace of a year  ago 'and in view of the re-enactment  of anti-Oriental legislation, it would  be \\ ell /or,managers of companies  and otheis to remember that on the  question of Oriental labbi tHe miners of Allm "are as one man, and  that it will be well to "let sleeping  dogs'lie."        , i t     -    ' '  Mass Meetinp  ' y        '   *  Of Atlin Miners Declares   Itself   As Opposed to the B., C.  Miners' Association.*  CANCELLED  Northern Trip of American Engineers is Off.  The Western and Northern trip,  planned by the American Institute  of Mining Engineers, has been cancelled owing'to the inability of the  committee to make suitable transportation arrangements. The committee wanted to get a special train  of twelve or more cars, but the  Eastern railroads are so crowded  < that such an equipment coHld not  "be spared. The trip north from  Vancouver had been carefully  planned, and it is much to be regretted that the coutemplsted visit  of this important association of  men has had to be indefinitely postponed.  t.  Special attention is called to the  advertisement of the hydraulic  plant for sale. This plant can be  bought and landed in Atliii for less  than half its original cost.���It is an  opportunity of a life-time.  New Stock of Garden and Flower Seeds at C. R. Bourne's.  The following report has been  handed to us by Mr. E. L. Burdett,  Secretaiy of Saturday evenings  Mass Meeting at Discovery, who  was deputed by ,the ^meeting to  draft the proceedings for'publication \r / ' _ \'  " One" of the' largest and most enthusiastic meetings of Free Miners  ever held in the Atlin" district took  place at the ^Nugget Hall, Discovery, on .Saturday'evening,,* 18th  iust.     , ,     " '  .  "The gathering was the third of  a series called for the purpose of  discussing, "the" advisability^ol organizing either a district branch of  the B. C. Mining Association or at  purely local organization.* .^. . 1 -  "The previous meetings were  held at 'the call of the local Execu-'  tive of the provisional B. C. Mining  Association, and for the purpose  aforesaid of organizing a permanent  district branch of the B.C. Mining  Association, but at each meeting  resolutions were passed strongly  condemning the recent action of  the said Association 111 re proposed  chauges' to the ' Placer Mining  Act,' while deciding not to organize a district branch.    ,v,  "These meetings were not  fully representative of aught except of (the interests of the 'Blueprint . speculator,' owing to the  public's lack of confidence in the  Executive at whose call they were  held, sufficient only of 4 the individual miners being present to carry  the meetings by a majority vote of  i  two to one.  "The Mass Meeting on the 18th  iust, called by Mr. Conroy, Chairman of a provisional local association, known as the Atlin District  Placer Miners' Association, resulted in an attendance of upwards of  200 miners aud others, prominent  among whom were the following  well known mining men ��� of the  district, viz.: Messrs. Fall, Cancel-  lor, Thomas, Pearse, Dockrill,  Grime aud others. Mr. W. B.  Conroy and E. L. Burdett were  elected Chairman and Secretary,  respectively.  "The meeting, while most enthusiastic, was harmonious.    The  following resolution, moved by Mr.  John Kirklaud, secouded, by Capt.  Foley, was unanimously carried :  " ' That/Whereas an association  of miners and others interested in  the'mining industry'of this'.Province has lately,b*een > formed witli  headquarters'Xt Victoria, B. C, - -  , And, ^yhejreas, a very limited  time .was given   to the, miners*and  others ,. in  this  1  district to form a  local branch of the said Association  through the arrival of an organizer  i . ^-*^ *. * ^  \ . *���  only a-few'days*before it was neces^  sary that the'delegates of oiif local  branch should leave "Atlin to be in  time for the opening 'of the session  of the Association at Victoria,  'And,,Whereas, for the foregoing-reason, it --was impossible to  give clue and mature deliberation  to the instructions "to be given to  the delegates from thedistrict, for  their guidance' in voting upon any  questions, and more particularly on  the question of suggesting any proposed alterations of or'amendments  to the ",Placer Mining Act\' as at  present in force ;  ������'And, Whereas, the'instructions  forwarded toi the delegates from  this district did not arrive in time  for the said delegates to act thereon, or, for some reason at present  unknown to, the miners of the Atlin district, were not acted upon ;  1 And, Whereas, the ballots given  by the said delegates in voting'up  on the proposed amendments to  the "Placer Mining Act," did not  show the feeling of this district,  more' particularly in regard to  those sections dealing with the issue of Crown Grants to, property,  both leases and individual claims,  held under the provisions of said  Act;  1 And, Whereas, the miners of  this district are of the opinion that  the issuance of Crown grants to  holders of leases would have the  early result of tying up large tracts  of ground and thereby militating  most severely against the interests  of the individual mines, 'who  would be prevented from prospecting thereon;  And, Whereas,  it is the opinion  Continued on page 4.  TO SETTLE DISPUTES  A CommissionJr Appointed  to  '   Enquire-*     '  Into Western Labor Troubles���A  Deserved.PromotioE���Result  ^of a Protest. *T    :   ' ,  Vancouver carpenters -have returned to work and have agreed to  submit their-grievances 'to arbitration.' '/  PROSPEROUS.  The White Pass Co. Sees a Big  ' Business Ahead.  General Manager" Newell, of the  W. P. & Y. Co., returned to Skag%  way last Friday after an absence of  over six mouths. In speaking of  the outlook for the season 1903,  Mr. Newell says :  " We aie looking for a good  year's business to. the North.  There is a larger quantity of freight  in sight at this time than there  was at this time last year. The  shipments of machinery will. I  think, be heavier this year than  they were last year. Another important factor will be the tourist  tiavel, which promises to be heavy.  The growth and development of  the Atlin country is going to have  a great deal to do in keeping up the  business of the North."  Frank Weir, who has been spending the week in Skagway on business, returned this morning.  Subscribe for the Atlin Claim  aud get your friends to subscribe.  y-  i-'   i  i \  ,<i ',,  h  ���   i  '   -*!>  N Chief Justice Gordon Hunter and  the Rev. Elliott S.^Rowe; pastor of ,  the Metropolitan Methodist Church  at Victoria, have been selected by  the Dominion .Government' to be a  Commission "to''enquire"into labor ^  troubles in this Pioviuce. - Mr. W.  L-' Mackenzie King. Assistant Minister-of Laboi will'probably act  with them, <��� *  --  r  -t't      i S-  y.  . y-'-yyi-  - .���* -; .-'yy v  ,<���*  'V  ' x,'    1   t  ��   ' "y  11  ^The'Treadgold protest has resulted in the Government despatching  an engmeei to Dawson to "study the ;  situation  and  to  say/what the ex-'   '  ipense would  amount to of develop-  mgthis water supply.'1 -    * v  a 1 r  ,Tbe "King - has" piomoted    Sir   "'  George Stuart   White/the hero of   1  ���Ladysmith,   to -the,,'rank" of Field-"  .Marshall.   \Sir   George -JVhite"- is >  now Governor of Gibralter.,,  -,y_: ' J ��> -    ,       -  y^ Victoria   is 'piesently   suiterin  from a" coal .famine, owing   to- the  strike"in  the  Dtiiismuir   colleries.  The  price"has  raised to $6.50 per  ton. !, -  o- '    -I  ' f,  J1".  *   '^/"-"';  y ���'-   J?\  \   >    J.        ht v-  -< , y y   y, '-  k y y;"; -"  ;^'j.i3'-v-yr y  1-1  ( j   ;  *vl\,  iff  ex.  i   I  ���*r  .1  J.  J  i  1 n  m iiiw 1 miiKfiiii'^'naiMiiliiiui Si'< /  A.'  'ft  i  i  1  I  * M  j J I  ���M  "  !  >-*  ���I I  '1  v   R  *. 'S'  U v  Ml  I  I  i ft  'i  ft  I5  m  I  I 'tis  fc]  "Cm  '���1  13  1  J  *���*  I'll  I  Counterfeits.  Howard L��. Jones, Pastor of (hi  Bapfc.'st C nuch of the lipiph-  aiiy, Now Yoik.  - Pilate saith unto him, What is truth ?  ������John xvin., 38  Pilate's  question is  the yawn  of  a  tired agnosticism which has( encountered the countcifcits   of   virtue until it  "doubts the icality of nghlcousness. Its  conclusions mark the point where the  brain grew weary of thinking about the  facts of life.    Though  its  conclusions  fce worthless, its facts aic interesting  and valuable.    It is as well to rcajuc  that every viituc has its sham as it is  to know that each coin of om cunency  lias its countciieit    But it is as foolish  to doubt the genuineness of all vhtuo  because of these shams as it would be  to declare all coins woithlcss because  of their counterfeits.    Truth  can only  be rreprcsentcd     Its foi ras of cxprcs-  , *lon are innumerable.   It can be sung  in a song, told in a poem, painted in  a picture, represented in an act.    And  In Just a* many ways a lie can be told.  Wherever there is the necessity of representation there" is the possibility of  Misrepresentation.    Nothing is  gained  1 by shutting our eyes to    the    fact' of  �����unterfeit yirtues.      They are in .the  ���world, and it is far better to know them  ttam to ignore them.   They are in the  world because they are more easily acquired than the genuine'   As long as it  teosts less to seem to be than to be the  *-orld will be cursed with  counterfeit  righteousness.   Blustei is cheaper than  bravery,  talk costs less  than  genuine  f liberality or unselfishness, fake frankness b  less   expensive than  straightforward sincerity, and modest phiases  can be .made of a baser metal than the  fine gold of true humility.    It is wisdom to recognize all thist  ' Nor is there anything to be gained  by ignoring the    danger    of counterfeits.    To depend upon the fiankness  ,of a. fnend and find that he is, alter all,  only a past master in the art ot flattery  is a threat to the peace aud happiness  of hie.   If you are in no way piepared  for such shocks,  beioie you know it  you are saying, in    the    bitterness of  some crushing    disappointment,    "All  men are hais."   Greatei than the menace of being tne victim of some pietis-  tic ceunterieuer is the danger of being  ourselves counteifeiteis.   So subtle- are  the temptations to trathc in the nefarious business that none ot us is entirely  safe.    It is  so easy to get credit for  anoyed righteousness. Here was One  who seived man, but received His re1  waid from God. Man gave Him a  eross, God gave Him His crown.  "What is truth ?" To dwell among men,  living our lives as unto God and not  nnto men This is the genuine and the  true And to know righteousness within ourselves is to recognize it in others.  "Chis is a far worthier ability than to be  able to detect countcifcits The inspiration of the genuine life is the Voice  which it is possible ior every one to  hear within, soying'Thou art-My beloved child, in whom I, am well  hearted."  For the Parmer.  The easiest and' best way to des-  ^oy all kinds of weeds is when they  ire just beginning to appear above  rround, as even a slight stirring of the  bil will then seriously cripple them in  Irowth or desti oy them. If weeds are  |��rmittcd to grow, however, they make  Ixccllent green material for ploughing  Jndcr, but while they may nearly reach  haturity before being thus utilized,  inder no circumstances must they be  permitted to produce seed. If no  weeds aie allowed to scatter seeds it  will be but a few yeais before the farm  will be entirely clear of them. It will  ���ay the fafmcr, however, to keepiweeds  lown by stirring the top soil when the  weeds are young.  Cutting Seed Potatoes.  The results of several experiments  Conducted within the past few^ years  ihow' that cut potatoes have a marked influence upon lhe( crop produced.  Large pieces of seed cut from the best  narkctable potatoes produce greater  fields and better quality than small un-  fut potatoes. It lias been round that  food potatoes cut into pieces of about  1 ounces in weight gave very satis-  factoiy icsiills, when the amount of  ��eed used, as well as the vield ot potatoes produced, weie ^.oin taken into  :onsideiation.  As the result of an experiment conduced for thiee years in succession,  In planting one, two, and foui pieces  dF potatoes m the same place, and by  ising the same weight of seed in  every case, it h.'s been found that laig-  er yields and better satisfaction have  baen obtained where only one piece  was planLcd in each place The cutting of a potato tends to increase the  number of stems produced, and when  fiom two to foui small potato sets are  planted in one place, theie is a greater  dumber of stems produced than when  one good piece is used A few large,  rigorous stems appeal to give better  results' in both yield and quality of  potatoes than a laige number of small  weakly stems. '  An e:xpcnment has been conducted  lor seven years' in succession 111 cutting potatoes and planting them ,oa the  lame , clay, as compared with cutting  ���jotatoes from four to five days prcvi-  >us, to planting It has been found  iliac the potatoes which v. ere cut and  planted on the same day gave upward'  of   six bushels   per rtre   per    annum  .vhoie grain���coin chiefly���andchop���  oats and corn���mixed with skim milk  to    a stiff    consistency,    and fed    in  troughs.   A crammer is not used.   The  finishing period is one of about! twelve  days,/  and    the    birds    are fed -thiee  times daily, 'about 10 am, 1 p.m., and  again in the evening.    No hard grain  is used in the finishing, but a mixture  of oats    and  barley,    not more  than  quarter of the laltei, ground fine and  sifted    as  the end  appioaclics,  mixed  with   skim  milk,   soft   enough   to   eat  freely,  constitutes    the chief diet.    If  the    bird shows    signs of getting off  feed, la bi eakfast of hot roasted com  is  fed,  whole. > The night feed'is  tal-  10w, in the lough.'. This tallow is led  crumbled, and about a handful to cadi  bird.     This  insures   the  bright,   light-  colored flesh  that is so desired.    Mr.  Woodrow says that when no tallow is  fed,  the  meat being a  bright yellow,  the price  is  reduced  about two cents  per    pound.    The    birds are    allowed  out on the ground in the yards during  the day and driven into sheds or pens  it nights,  without  roosts,  but  straw-  floored. The spring hen turkeys weighed about sixteen to seventeen pounds,  and   the gobblers'twenty pounds.   The  starving and killing Mr Woodrow considers    most important matters.    The  birds  are  always  starved  a full  forty-  eight hours before killing  Curious Bits of News.  virtue without paying the pi ice which  virtue always costs.   A supsihcial view   Biore"th'an" those' which1 were cut and  ,.     .e reveals how easy it is to "fool   ilhmeci to remain a  few  days  before  all of the people a pait of the time,"  but a better vision assures us that'the  rest of Mr. Lincoln's quaint aphorism  is equally true. An unctuous manner,  a loHg face and a convenient tremolo  stop to the organ of speech have been  Bore temptations lo men in every age,  and have otten anested ana given ignoble salistaction to noble ambitions.  lhe wisdom ot admitting the fact of  eounteileit virtues and recognizing the  threat which tms lact    hoius    against  the peace and happiness  ol life    suggests tne further wisdom-ol itesLing all  virtue.   The spmtual counterfeitei has  some ot the same limitations Smell circumscribe the  man  who  deals  in bad  .money.   His piohts depend upon keeping his countei leits in euculacion.   He  must palm them off on somebody or  they are of no use to him.   We do well  to suspect the man wno is always telling us of his virtues.   If he intimates  too often how frank he is, we will be on  6ur  guaid  to   repel   duplicity.    It  he  makeii a parade of    his honesty, our  fcinda will instinctively be    upon out  pocketbooks.   A tropical luxuiiojsness  of profession will make us suspect an  arctic barrenness of piactice.    We will  be  constrained to    quote    Emerson's  words, "What you are thundeis so loud  that I cannot hear what you say."   We  need more especially to note this sign  of a counterfeit within ourselves.    If  we feel impelled to talk of any of our  virtues we may be quite sure that they  are not genuine.   Genuine virtues need  *o advertisement.     They enrich their  possessor    regardless f ot  recognition.  The counterfeiter must choose his opportunity for passing his bad coins. An  uncertain light is to his  liking.    The  counterfeit virtue is tendered on propitious  occasions.      It    is  dependent  upon certain moodsf and,external conditions.     After-dinner   charity is   enly  a counterfeit of the  genuine    charity  jvhich  "never  failelh,"  which  "suflter-  eth long," which "is not impulsive, is  not puffed up."     Virtue which needs  the environment of stained glass windows and the accompaniment of oigan  music is apt to be but a worthless mutation of that which can stand the sunlight and which rings  tine  amid tho  eonfusion of tlie busy ;n,iits of trade.  But, after all, the infallible test of  Bny virtue is to compare it with that  ���which we know is genuine. God has  given us a standard of comparison.  Jesus of Nazareth is God's pica ol  genuine manhood. Pilate had the answer to his question if he could only  have understood Him into whose face  ,'he looked. Jesus spoke no word in re  ply. There was no need of woids.  Jesus Himself was the answer. Here-  was a union of God and man, without  which there can be no    genuine, un-  ;h"y were plrntcd Fxpeuments very  "l^arly demonstrate the great import-  ince of planting potatoes immediately  jfter they are cut.���Farmer and Stock-  oreeder, London, England.  Indigestion in Cows.  With the exception of a few ce^es  due to organic disease, indigestion is,  as a rule, a consequence of errors in  dietjttoo much food or feeding on material of unsuitable quality. In cases  of indigestion in the adult bovine, whether there be or be not any marked  engorgement associated with it, special treatment applicable to the case'is  desirable. Generally, simple indigestion means loss of cud, with the symptoms that inevitably follow in the tram  ol cessation of rumination. The distinction between acute and chronic indigestion is bound to be in a large  measure an arbitrary one, but it is  generally found that in chronic cases  there is developed a depraved appetite,  which grows on what it feeds upon.  The animal becomes unthrifty, as denoted by a dry, harsh, staring coat, depraved or irregular appetite, irregular  ind imperfect rumination, a tendency  to tympany���that is, to become  'blown"���flatulence, torpidity, or sometimes looseness of the bowels, a "tuck-  ed-up" appearance, and loss of flesh.  Generally the treatment of indigestion  In bovines is quite as much a matter of  giving up as giving of less food, or a  change of food, as of the administration  of medicine. The treatment should  comprise change of diet and of general  surroundings, conditions, and the administration of stimulant tonics and  cordials, after the bowels have been  cleared out by a brisk saline purge. An  example is: Powdered ginger, 1 oz.;  Bicarbonate of potash, 1-2 oz ; Epsom  salts, 12 o��. to 16 oz.; warm ale or  gruel, 1 quart. After this has acted  give: Powdered nux vomica^ 1 drachm;  bicarbonate of soda, powdered gentian,  ginger and calumba root, of each 1-2  dz.; warm ale, 1 pint; twice daily. Salt  Is known in many Gases to promote  digestion in unthrifty ruminants, and a  lump of rock salt should be placed  hrithin reach.���Pateley Bridge  Dressed Poultry.  The prize poultry at the recent Can-  idian winter fair was shown by  Messis. Woodrow & Sons of Beacons-  field, Ont. The turkeys, in particular,  were very heavily meatcd, plump and  white fleshed. The method of feeding  had much to do with the result. Mr.  Woodrow feeds for a pciiod of about  five weeks in all   a preliminary diet of  An Early and Uniform Moult.  When a'specialty, is made of producing winter eggs it is of much importance to have the hens shcd.thoir feathers early in the fall] so that the new  plumage may be grown before cold  weather  begins.    In case  moulting is  much delayed the production of a new  coat   of   feathers' in   cold   weather   is  such a drain  on the  vitality    of    the  fowls that few if any eggs aie produc-  :d until spring, while if the moult takes  place early in the season the 'fowls begin ..winter in good-condition, and with  proper   housing   and   feeding   may   be  made to lay during the entire winter.  A ,fcw  yeais  ago   Mr.   Henry  Van  Drcser proposed a way wheicby fowls  may be  caused  to  moult  as' early  in  the  fall  as  is  desirable    -Briefly .this'  method consists in�� withholding   food  either, wholly   or*in   pair,   for   a   few  days, which stops egg production and  reduces  the weight of the fowls, and  then feeding heavily ( on a ration suit-  iblc for the formation of the weathers  ind the general buildnig up of the system.   ' '  The .experiment, designed   to   study  [his method was begun August 5, 1902,  .vith two'pens of Rhode Island Reds'  and   two,   pens   of   White   Leghorns,  ibout two years  old.    One pen  each  Df    Rhode   Island   Reds   and   White  Leghorns     received     no     foodr   for  thirteen   ���< days      except     what   they  could     pick'"    up     in      their     runs,  ivhich   had   been - sown   to    oats   in  die  spring.    These   runs  were   fifteen  ieet wide and one hundred feet long,  ind nearly (all  of thfc' oats  had  been  picked from the hea'ds' before the beginning of tho experiment." The other  two lots of fowls were fed as usual on  mash,  beef scraps,   corn,   wheat   and  sats.   After the _ expiration of-tlie thir-  :een daysfall four lots of fowls were  fed liberally.    Each lot of fowls contained twenty hens and two cocks.  The following table shows the number of eggs produced dining the first  thirty days alter the beginning of the  test :  Lot 1���Rhode Island Reds ; fed continuously ; produced 75 eggs.  Lot 2���Rhode Island Reds ; no food;  produced 17 eggs."  j Lot 3���White Leghorns ; fed continuously ;   produced 172 eggs.  Lot 4���White Leghorns ; no food ;  Droduced 25 eggs.  Lots 2 and 4 ceased laying entirely  on the seventh day of the test. '  Thirty days after the test began the,  "no food" nen of Rhode Island Reds  had practically a*complete coat of new  feathers, had Jsegun to lay, and witliii.  1 week from that time one-half of the  hens were laying regularly, while the  other lot of Rhode Island Reds were  lust beginning to moult, and the egg  production had dropped down to two  or three eggs per day. Both lots oj  White Leghorns were a trifle slower  in moulting than the Rhode Islaud  Reds,, but otherwise the treatment affected them in a similar way.���West  Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No 83.  An ingenious young man once took  his fiancee to church in a small country village, and when the time fot "collection" came around he rather ostentatiously displayed a sovereign. Presuming upon their engagement, the  young woman placed a restraining hand  upon the arm of her fiancee.  "Don't be so extravagant, George !"  sho exclaimed.  "Oh, that's nothing," he replied. "I  always make a point of giving a sovereign when I go to a strange church."  Just then the deacon came with the  plate, and George dropped a coin.  Everything seemed favorable, and the  young man beamed with a sense of generosity. Then the minister gave out  the notices for the week, and concluded  with the wholly unexpected announcement of the day's collection.  "The collection to-day," said he,  "amounted to 19 and 6 pence."  George hadn't much to say all the  way to his fiancee's home���Tit-'RiN  la a note to tho Academie de��  Sciences, M. Niclou states that the in-  fajit is tainted with the alcoholism ol  the mother, transmitted in the milk;  also before birth.  According to Choquet there are fivJ  epecies in carles of the teeth, and ex   tlnough the shell  iperimentally they   produce   decay ^ in ^ diawbacks,  cheese  helps to  ruin diges-  " " '"" tion. Root vegetables are to be avoided,  because of wireworms. Tomatoes induce  cancer, and caibbagea may become poisonous by the action of improper fertilizers.    Itaw  fruit  help3 along  cholera.  Mra. Carrie Nation, the Kansas "saloon smasher," has bought for seventy-  live hundred dollars��a fifteen-room house,  tn Kansas City, in which she proposes  to establish a home for drunkards' wives.  It is leported that the Russian Minister of the Interior is consideung a pio-  leet for nationalizing the medical pro-  'ession/so that all doctors and chemists  trouild ho stat�� officials. A commission  aas been appointed to colleofc information. /    , .       ' " ���    '      ���!       i  A demonstration of the earth's rota<-  tion-upon its axis will be given in the  rotunda of the Capitol during the meeting to bo hold in Washington this winter  5f tho National Academy of Science. Tho  sxhibition'will be a lephca of that given  ,n the Pantheon in Paiis some time ugo.  Suspended by a piuno vvne from the  lome will ba an iron ball1' several pounds  In weight. As the' earth revolves the ball  will ruvtuially change its position fiom'  time to lime, the rotation,of the earth  being tli us demonstrated.       !  Dr. Davidson, the new Archbishop of  Danteihuiy and primate of all England,  is a Scot, nnd in this connection it has  been pointed out that a Scotsman is now  Piime Minister; the loadci of the Opposition is a Scotsman; Wie Chancellor  Bf the Exchequer, the Attorncy-Qcneial,  Secretary of Board of Tmde aie Scotsmen. On tho other hand, the Loid Chancellor, the Sohcitor-Cenciul, the., Secie-  tary-for India, the Foieign Secietary,  tho Chiof Seeietaiy foi lieland ine of  Irish ongin. Whoio does poor^Englund  coina in? ,      < ''  The pio^iess of'the leligioiis census^of  London being uiado hy the "Daily N��\vV'  shows, with almost uiibioken regulinity,  that Loudpnoi3 are not church-goers  Seres distiicts< of London ,liu.vo been  enumciated ���' Kensington, liampstead,  Battcisca, Pnddington, St Pandas, Lambeth, Waudswoith���with the lesult that,  in a.total population of 1,3X0,(^90' in  these localities, only 207,514 men, women  and childicn have attended the chinches'  and missions of all flic denominations  and faddy leligious sect3. tfiom this attendance a considai'ahla 1 eduction has to  beniado on account of those who go to  church twice daily.-,  The Lady Chameleon' is attracting attention in Paris.    She 13 a young Rumanian, Maiga Ceibus by name, \>liobCj  coloimg is determined by hei  emotions  Anxiety   turns  hei   gieen;   she   is  pink  when  joyful,   violet  when * afiaid,   and  black when angiy     The Boston 'Jom-  nal" oan seo how such, a woman would  be a novel-falling joy  as a wife.    Ilti  husband would uever bcin doubt ns to  the pieeise natuie ol her mental condition.    And   then   theie   might   come   a  mildly polygamous telling to a husband  having a white wife, a coloied wife and  a red wife on difterent days , "Yet Miss  Cerhus will, no doubt, mairy a man that  is   color  blind,  a"nd  therefoie  unappre-  ciative; such is the iiony of life."    ,  '   "It    begins,to  look  as/though    the  1 brothers"Lebaudy of Paris had already  Bolved tha problem that has baffled every  airship inventor hitherto���sailing against  the wind," says a writer'in tho "Scienti-,  fie American."   "Following up their first  rather sensational success, they made an  ascension at Nantes lecently that gave  j3tnking testimony to  the truth of the  claim  that   they   had  made    the  most  nearly peifect airship yet built.   Seveml  ascents weie made, tha balloon returning to a given spot each time.   It moved  in  all directions   above   the  fields  and  woods which border the Seine.   In every  instance  the airship was brought back  to its starting-point at a speed of twen-  ty-flva  miles  an  hour,   the   turn'being  made against the wind." '  to tne large qtiantity which is sold in ahr  unfit state tpx human consumption and!'  the difficulty of obtaining it really fresh;  Poultry, if freoh,'appears to be the most!.  wholesome sort of dish, as there is only]  a vague, undecided, and eminently back*  boneless microbe to its account.   There-' ,  foro, duck and green peas^ appear to bathe, dish io make a1 stand'upon, but le*  tho peas be freshi^ Still, when you coma  to .think of^ it, you cannot always gett  duck, ajid you certainly cannot alwayd  get fresh peas.   It is really^ a shocking  prospeotl''  Equality of the sexes means for th*  woman ja step'down. l ,. 1   ,  Engagement Extraordinary.  George Francis Train ("Citizen" Train)!  gives, in his recently published "Reminiscences^" a very amusing account of hisl ��  oourtship, and  shows > the   indomitable  pluck and assurance which characterized  bis youth.   When he was. twenty-onei he  started for a'journey west.   At Syracusa  .he was struck "by the> appearance of "a  lovely girl" bidding good-by to a half-  dozen students.   Ho turned to his traveling   companion. - ,   ,     j   ,  /'Look at that girl with tho curls," I��  nald.                          -      ,  ,    "Do you know her?"  "I never saw her before, hut oh�� shall.  be,my wife.". Whereupon I snatched up '  my satchel, rushed over to the tram ano(  rthe.car which the gill luid entered, and-' ,,  dropped into ft vacant seat opposite her.  An elderly'gentleman was 1tci   conipan-  lon'-My chanco'cinne sooner thun I expected.   The eldeily geiiUoin.wi tried, to '   <  raise the sash of the window, and could  not move  it;   it .hud,  as  usual,  stuck '  ,'fast.   I sprung lightly and veiy quickly   *  across the aisle, and  said:1 "Permit mo'  to assist you," and, adding my youthful  BticnjrUi to his, rinsed the window. Both    '  he and the young ludy Ihtinkcd mo. uTho-  old gciitk'iii'in went further, and asked  mo   Lo   tuke   the' soat  dncctly oppesito  lum nnd  the"'young ludy, on the snmo  side of the eai.    l\0\d so, and we entered  .iiiLo  fonveidiiLion  immediately.    I .eon- '  tinned  my, speculations us  to  the relationship that existed between them. Tho  'gentleman seemed luthei eldeily for her  husband, and she too young to be married at all.   Ho did liot look exactly as  if he 'were her father _     ^   1  It turned out that ho was an< old  friend of the family, c=-coitin(j the young  lady to her home 111 the West. ' Then-  immediate destination ywas Oswegw,  where they would take a boat.. Says Mr.  Train: , -  "I ^immediately exclaimed that'I-was-  also going in   that ^dnection,  and "was ,   ���  delighted  to  know  that we should be;  fellow-passengers.   In such matters���for- *  love is like war���quickness of decision 13 1  everything.-. I,would have gono in any  direction if only I could reniain''her fel-*. .  low-passonger.    And  so  we  arrived  a>, -^  Niagara Palls together. Dr. Wallace was'  kind enough'to permit me to escort'his  charge about the falls, and I was fool- - ...  ish'enough to do several-risky things,,m    ,  a sort'of half-conscious desire to appear ~ "  brave-^the'-last* infirmity   ofv the   mind  of ��v lovei.   I went under the falls and1  clambered about in all sorts of dangerous places, in an intoxication of love. It  was' the same old story, only with the-  diflerence that our love was mutually    -  discovered and confessed amid the roaring accompaniment of the great cataract    We were at the Palls forty-eight  hours, and before we left we were betrothed."  c  Felt Scrry For Him.  HAPPINESS IN .    '  ���    THE FAMILY  ISthriko mq, thinl    I defy ye I  don't ye sthrike me?"       ,  "Shure, an' Oi wouldn't flatter ye by  ulterin' tho shape av ye facel"  What May We Sat?  Says the"Family Doctor:" "If all w��  read be true thero is nothing one can  safely eat. Bread is not to be thought  of as au article of diet. It is a treacherous compound, consisting largely of alum  and potatoes, and concocted in some insanitary cellar; it is teeming with microbes, and is, so we are told, totally unfit  for food. What, then, are we to look  to? No careful man will surely touch  beef, mutton or lamb, owing to the number of tuberculous carcases which are  constantly being placed upon the market.  Piggy is tabooed because he may have  died of swine fever. Butter and milk  are poisoned with boracic acid and other  noxious preservatives, to say nothing of  tho artificial coloring matter which is  frequently added. Egg3 are dangerous  because so many of them are packed in  lime to keep them good, and recently,  too, a foreign bacillus has found his way  In addition to other  sheep's tooth.   In dentistry all carious  teeth should be filled.  Pipe lines have long been In use foi  conveying- natural gas, petroleum, etc.  and now one is in operation at Utah   _.-���--    ------   - >. *��� . ,  for conveying sugar beet syrup.   Thii   fish, although  possessing highly mitri-  line is twenty-five miles long. J tious qualities, should he avoided, owinp  Dodd's   Kidney' Pills   Cured  MotKer ar d Daughter . .  Mrs. S. Barn urn Tells   HowTHer  Backache   Disappeared   and.  her Daughter Found Health.  1  Madoc, Ont , March 23 ���(Special.)  ���The hold those standard Canadian  remedies, Dodd's Kidney Pills, ar��  obtaining on this community, grows  stronger day by day. "Tried and not  found wanting," -is thev verdict  awarded to"~them hy dozens of cases  where those numerous ailments arising from diseased Kidneys have banished the health and threatened th��  lives of people till Dodd's Kidney-  Pills have come to theie relief.  And as one who has benefited fiesta.  Dodd's Kidney Fills recommends them  to another and he or she in turn flack  relief and health, it is not to be wondered at that whole families unite in  singing their praises. This is wlurt  the Barnums are doing. Mrs. S. B��r-  num saysy  "I had been troubled with Backache, one ef the first symptoms of tha  painful and dangerous Kidney Diseases. I had been told that Dodd's  Kidney Pills were a sure cure and resolved to try them. I procured half  a dozen boxes and commenced taking  them. The backache soon disappeared,  aud has not come back. It is a most'  satisfactory cure.  "My daughter Annie, too,   was rua  down and out of sorts, and subject to  pains. Dodd's Kidney Pills had    done  me s,o much good I resolved   to   try  them in her case. The result is   her  pain   is  -gone and   she    is in good  health again."  M  If  4  m  1  -38  I  1 [copyrighted]  To Set Her Free-  '             By Florence Warden (   >  &  >        ���   t  ��� v  7a     Author of "The'House in the Marsh," "A Prince of Darkness," t  t& etc, etc.  ���/-*  4S  "Sec," she went on, "how miseiabio he  is, iust because I'm talking to jou    lie  will come' ovci  heie m a minuto   and  ,     tako you away "  "But you ought to he flattered,' <��� said  Asllcy. "Thcio's no love without jealousy, you know."  "Love!"  mutteicd  Norma scornfully.  f "That's not  love-   it's growl     Ho only  wants my money���to buy stamps with  Think of it'" ������     ,,',.<.  j Astley could not control his imp.iioo  to laugh tins tune 1'ct ho felt noiiy  for tho giil too. Eiialic as sho was,, sho  had moio vitality m hci, moio humanity,  than the palc-cyed, thilly-hiuicd ltoboit  "As foi his wanting your money," ho  ,      ��aid, when lio had lccovcrcd his.gi ivit)  A little, "it's vciy naluial.   Kveijbody  wants money    I want it myself 'i  "Do youT" sud Noima with uilpiest  *      "Now it's about the, only thing I don't  want.    I shall have moie than twenty  thousand pounds, nenily soven hii'died  t ycar,rwhcn I'm of ago or when 1 miu-  "And yet you  wonder that Biiocot's  lealous!" bioke in Astloy,'bunling.  Tho girl frow ncd. . <  "If ho  mariics  me,"  said sho,  "he'll  - want to flitter it all away on a hoind  'iouso just like"other people's, and on  riving dinner paitics to people I hate,  r Mid in trying to mnke a little nppeai as!  If itvweic a great deal.   While 1-want  to go away, right aw v from here, and to  learn / things,  and   see  things,  and  get  something out of lite    Whv, it I could  .j    -��   >nly get experience, I ini��nt  da  soma  UttTn ��ood Irrtlfo- world with "my poor  molhei's money, make some few people  '     happier perhaps,  or���or do  some thing,  something," she ended impatiently.  Astley looked at her with  interest.  ' These vague longings excited his sympathy;   they   betokened   something   moro  than mere restlessness, the generous desires of a r.oble, kindly spirit. ' He gave  her a quick look, and a>liltle nod of intelligence and sympathy. .,--  "I see," said he.   "But^ean't yoii man-  ��   .- uftge it?�� Can't you get awayT   Haven't  you any other relations, or friends, who'd  help you?"  1        >    Norma answered by a slight'but depressed shake of the head.  "Not one," said she, in a low voice.  '       ��   "I'm   tied,  hound  hand  and, foot.     Of  course,'1! she went on, with eager mter-  1 est, delighted to have a sympathetic lis  tener, "I could insist on going away if I  * liked, and on having my allowance paid  ,, me, and I could go to London, and join  eome'sisteihood, or do something like  that. But though I'm so self-willeJ, I'm  timid too, and I don't like to aaic the  opening. Do jou sec? I'm so lgnoiant  that I should make mistakes, and do the  wrong thing3, more harm than good, as  oo many people do, who want to do the  right thing, but don't know the woild  well enough to begin."  Astley was by tins time deeply mter-  v. ested m the mingled innocence and good  sense which the young gul showed He  was going to put a luithor question to  her, on the subject vital to hci thoughts,  when, as she had piophesied, Robert  Bascot came fussily aci03s the loom to  them, and earned her oil to the piano,  to play tor one of tho old ladies  The gnl exchanged with Astley one  significant look, and went away like a  lamb.  Ho "got no further chance of speaking  to her that evening, but from that tune  he frequently called at the house, eithei  by himself oi with Jack Fielding, taking  care always not to ruffle Robeit Bascol's  susceptibilities fuither. Indeed, that en  thusiastic collector of postage scamps,  gave him no chance of another * tele a-  tete with his well dowered cousin, so  that the fiist occasion on which the3e  two strangely acquainted persons weie  able to exchange any words except of a  trivial kind was when they met by  chance one day while he was sti oiling  along under tlie leafless trees in Addison's Walk.  Her greeting was abrupt and impul  ���ive.  "I've been thinking of you," she said  in a low, breathless voice, "and wondei-  imr whether you'd help me!"  "I'll help you in any way I can, I'm  sure," said Astley heartily, conscious  liko tho good fellow he was, of quite a  pleasuro in tho possibility of domg a  good turn for the unhappy and 'oddly  attractive girl  "But not this, I'm afraid. I hardly  like to suggest it," said she, with sud  den hesitancy, which yet was not ordm  ary shyness. "You hate the thought ol  marriage, don't you? You don't ap  prove of it? , You would never want to  marry, you are sure?"  "Most heai tily and certainly iure,"  said Astley, his sun-browned skin glow  ing redder, so earnestly did he speak. .  If you had to marry, in fact, thoro's  nothing you wouldn't do to be rid of the  society of your wife?" pursued Norma,  with a sudden flush ovcrspieadmg her  usually pale face. ,  "Certainly. And feeling like that, why  should I many at all?" said Astley, naturally enough  "Would you do it���would you marry a'  girl, not really, hut at a registry office,  for her sake, to sot her fiee?"  "Good Heavens, Miss Bascot, you must  be dreaming!" criod Astley, w>tih his eyed  starting out of his head.  "Dreaming! Do I look like it?" said  she simply, as she gazed steadfastly into  his face, her great black eyes gloaming  with excitement, her lips parted, her  bosom heaving, and Wie ever-deepening  flush rising to the daik hair 'above her  brow. '  CHAPTER IV.  Astley Dwrwcii. though ho wns not yet  soven and twenty, had knocked about  tho world, and seen bornething of life,  both in pcaco and wai, and at homo and  abio.id. But nevci hud it oceuired to  lmn befoio to meet with a girl like this  one, who was both shy and bold, innocent and yet shicwd, at the snme time.  Never boforo, cithci, had it happened to  him to have an offer of.miunago made  to him by a lady, and tho conjunction of  sudh singular cncumstanccs went nigh  toi overwhelming him ' ^  Norma guessed* something of what wrs  ��iutsuig,in his mind, and the blush v.luck  nad lapidly overspicad hor face suddenly died away. , J '  "You'ro disgustcdi-with me, of course,"  said she, biting her lip, and tinning away  hor head, while her eyes filled with tears  , Astley answeicd her quickly, with a  waimth and kindness ^thei e was no mistaking.' <��� r  '[Indeed I'm not: The feeling uppermost in mo at this moment is the most  intense sympathy foi you, the stiongest  wish to be of use to you I'm only wondering what I can, do .What you suggest'wouldn't do anything but plunge  you into ficsh\troublcs"  "I suppose ���I was mad to suggest it,"  mumbled Norma, "but it would have set  me free. And as you'ie 'always protesting  you would never marry any w oman, and'  complaining of youi povei ty at the same  time, why I thought you might help me,  and let me help you at the same time  For we would have gone shares in what  I have, and I should have been grateful  to you to my life's end " ���"  Astley felt a natural difficulty in real-  king the intense force of passionate feeling m this girl/which made her so unable, to face common accidents ^of life  squarely and "sanely. That she should  have attempted suicide; that she should  now suggest the maddest of mad expedients, merely to free.horself from the society of uncongenial companions, did1 indeed suggest a nature so out of the common run that to suppose her mad would  have been a paidonable assumption. \  But, pardonable as it would have been,  Astley did not fall into this mistake  Knowing what he did of-her parentage,  appreciating too' the constant irritation  .which the restraints of her uncongenial  life put upon her, and the steady determination with which all the members of  the Bascot family pursued their intention of forcing her into an ill assorted  marriage, he saw that her desperation  was not the result of insanity, but ol  ignorance. This gnl, brought up in a  convent school abroad, and accustomed  to hear of mainage- arranged on busi��  ness principles only, id hit upon a way  out of her misery, v\ -hout realizing the  fresh difficulties to -% nich the course sho  proposed would give rise  It was not easy to put the matter in  a right light.   ' i  ^"Don't  you   know,"  he   said, gently,  when they had walked side by side for  some moments without speaking, "that  there's no such thing as half marriage?  Matrimony contracted in a registiy office is every bit as binding as if the ceremony wciC performed in a church."  "But it wouldn't seem the same!" retorted rNoi ma quickly. "I could never  feel that a man to whom I'd only been  married in an office was really my husband "  Astley smiled at her feminine view of  tho mattoi. s  "What you would feel doesn't matter:  I'm telling you what would he the fact,"  6aid he. "if I were some needy and unscrupulous adventurer���" i  "Oh!" interrupted Norma with an indignant flash of the eyes.  "I repeat, if I were some penniless  rascal, ready and eager to profit by your  impatient generosity���"���> '  "I'm not gencious, and you'ro not an  adventurer, no it's ridiculous to put it  like that."  "Will you listen to me, Miss Bascot,  or will you not?" said Astley, with half-  serious peremptonness.  "Ill listen," said Norma, after a moment's pause, submissively enough.  "If Iu were to marry you���"  "At a registry office,'' put in Norma.  "At a registry office or anywheie else,  you would be legally my wife, and there  fore you would be pi collided from marrying anybody else as long as I lived  You never  seem   to   have   thought of  that."  "But there's nothing I'm moro determined about than this, that I will never  marry at all," sard Norma firmly, "except, as I suggested, a3 a maltci of business, a partnership of convenience And  it was because you always talked as if  you felt exactly as I did about this horrid subject of marriage, that I ventured  to be so bold as I wa3, and'to suggest it  fo you."  "Oh, behove me, I quite undeistand  that," said Astley, who now began to  find a secret but decided amusement in  this most odd discussion "But I, when  I say that sort of thing, speak fiom ox-  Serfence,  while  you are too young to  ave had any."  "Oh, no,. I'm not," said Norma gravely  and with decision "I know what the  experience of mv own mother was, and  through her I laiow of other cases, of  plenty of other eases. And' there's nothing Via. more strongly resolved upon  than that'll! be wyown mistress as long  as I'live."  'I wonder you "don't go into a con  rent," suggested Asllcy  "I  shouldn't    ho    my  own  mistress  there,"   said    Noima       "However,   we  needn't discuss it any longer.   You think  what I said absurd, unwomanly, uncon f(  ventional, I can see that'"  "Unconventional, ceitamly. But not  unwomanly, and I don't even like to  say absurd. I'm lather touched by the  confidence'you show m1 me, a confidence  whioh, I am bound to add, is wholly mis  placed."    1   '    , * ' {  Norma, wbo had been walking on beside  him in a state of so much shame facod  excitement  that alio  had scarcely  been  able to mibduo hor pate to his Inisui el-  lame gait, stopped and stured at lira  "Wis plnocd'" echoed she m surpnse  * "Yes," said Astloy ,with dogged  deci  sion     "You  take' it foi   gianted that  because I've abjuied matrimony, I mm'  be a lmrd-headed philoeophei, supenor to  the   oidinary  human  emotions     But  1  tell you I'm nothing of the kind    Sup  posmg I  agreed   to���to���;1o  your  ldci,  and bt gan,with a lofty and noble refusal  to touch a'penny of your money, as I ot  coin so should do    Why thon proficntlj  flhen  I found   out  you   wore spending  ronr comfoi table little, foi tuno in bone  nting the human race, and in olhei spe  cies of what the moro man calls tomfool  riy���you'll excuse    my    speaking (with  hideous  fiankriosa?���"  Noim.v nodded, mniling a little in spite  of hrisolf  -  "���Then I should bo mad, and I should,  como  sneaking  after JOu, with  BUggca ;  tions  that  we  should  join  forces,  and  "spend vvhatiwe'd got, on ouisehee, just  like Robert Bascot" *  Norma chew herself up ���  "You'couldn'tibo like Robert Basoot!  That's whyfI like you,"*shc said  "Oh, B��scot is n good deal more'human than you think," said Astley  'There's only this difference between us,  tlhat his hobby is postage stamps, and  mine isn't, and that^ he shows iheV  greedy, and I take care not to show  whether I'm greedy or not" f  'Tin delighted to hear it Because I  o^we yotya deep debt, and if you1 are  greedy, I can lepay you. ,But I don't believe you are"      . '  This was the very first expression of  gratitude which Norma had ever used to  Astley m connection with his rescue oft  her from the river And she uttered the  words in such a low ..hi eathless voice,  with her eyes turned away and"her  hands moving nervously, that he was  treatly touched. He tned, however, to  faugh it off. '  "Oh, nonsense," said he "You know  that was no more than anybody would  have done I- thought you were too  Bensible'to think of it in any other way."  They weie both moving'again at_a  very slow pace, and now Norma stopped  onoe more     <.  ���JAh," she said.   "You1 think, of course,^  because ,1 haven't spoken of it, that 1'  never think"about it, but I do    At first'  I admit I wasn't grateful;  life seemed  too dreadful a1 thing to bear.   But���-but  ���now I'see more ��anely, and���and I'm  ashamed  of  myself,  ami���and  thankful  that���nobody knows���but you " _  Therevwas a simple confidence in these  words, uttered in the same diffident manner and low voi6e, which thrilled Astley  to the heart. He felt impelled to reveit  to the pievious subject of conveisation,  which began to have a new attractiveness.  J'Come," said he, "let us get back to  the point Suppose we weie to mairy,  you and I, vv hat would your people say'  What would they think of me "> Wouldn't  they^spiead the tale abioad that 1 had  taken advantage of their hospitality to  steal awav your heait from its rightful  ownei? Come, now, I'm suic you must  confess they'd say something like that?"  Norma's black eyes looked down  haughtily thiough  their  long  lashes  "Would you mind?" said she "I  shouldn't"  "Well, I can't say-1 should care to get  the reputation of being a mean fellow.  You see, if you don't marry me, you admit you will probably end by marrying  Bascot"  "They might make me marry him,  but if they did, I should murdei him,"  laid Norma, with feiocity. "If you  would save me fiom that, therefoie, you  would at the same time save a man  from being murdered" ��� ,  Astley laughed a little He was not  afraid of letting her see him laugh now,  for she was getting used to his way of  looking at^things, and no longer resented  his lightness of heart.  Tin not Bura," he said gently, "that  laa prospect, as you put it, is altogether  reassuring."  "Ok, but I shouldn't murder you, if  you mean that," said Norma, quickly,  but smiling a little. "You wouldn't  really bo afraid of that, would you?"  And then she tuined upon him a look,  the first of the kind she had ever given  hira, eloquent of womanly feeling and  charm.  Decidedly she was too good for Bas-  oet!    Astley involuntarily came a little"  nearer, as if to speak low.  "Perhaps not," said he "But^-theie's  something else I should be afraid of."  She might have known what was com-  iitg, but ahc did not.   She met his eyes  full, enquiry enly in hers.  "And what's that?"  '.���Why, I might fall in love with you,  you know."  The girl laughed almost harshly.  "I wouldn't let you," she said quickly.  "I 'would  keep you to  the bond     Mf  mother used to say that no man falls in  love with a woman without some sort of  invitation."  "And you're not afraid," suggested  Astley, half amused, and half resentful,  "that you might some day be inclined  to givo the invitation?"  "Not a bit," said Norma, frankly. "I  respect you too much. I should be very  sorry to see a man I liked sink down  into a husband like my undo, meek in  the presence of his wife before other  people, a tyrant in private Or to see  him become another sort of husband,  openly neglectful and cynical No, no,  no. It's botter for a man to feel free."  "Yet not to be free?"  Norm* was silent. But there was a  deep flush in her cheeks as she looked  asra<r, and he saw that he had pained  Her by the words.  "Look here," he began again, in a  humble tone. "I don't quite understand  yet what you propose to do, supposing  we were to���"    -  She moved impatiently.  "Oh, don't let us talk any more about  it," said she "Forget that'I evci���"  ' "But I don't want to forget it, I want  to talk 1't out and help you. if I c in I  want you to tell mc, supposing you v\ ei c  lo go to the registry offacc mademoiselle  and to como out madamo, what would  you piopose to do'",      '      '  "Nothing," said Norma, quickly, "at  frs,t, but just to tell them v\hat I had  done, so that they would know it was  of no ute to worry me to m ury Rohei t,  and M5 that they would have to let me  have my money."  "I see But if you pioposed to remain  with them, suiely thoy would make ii  moro uncomf oi table   than    evoi     aflei  thai?" '' y  "I don't think they could," said Noi  ma.    "You see, I should be absolutely  my'own mistress directly;   and instead  of doling mo oul  a wictchcd allowance  of a hiindied a year, more than half of  which 1 have to pay them as my share  of  tho'h-jusohold c\pcns>cs,  Ihov  would  lic at my mercy, since 1 oould Uneaten  to go away at once, and then my money  \ould go with mc j It's all a misainible,  raoidid   affair,"  she ,n ont on  rostlossly,  -"but I'm obhgod  to  toll you nil, am 1  not?" '    '    ''  "Yes," said he, "of course you are  'Well, you wouldn't slry with'Hiom poi  maiienlly, would you?"     v  "Oh, no, I should go to London, to  the East End/wheio tho poorest people  iro,  and ftry  to  do  some  good   there ,  Aere are lots of associations, chanties  ,md bodies there for doing good, aren't  there?" - s        ! ,     ,       .       '  "Oh, yes, plenty. They all do ^ood,  some to the poor, and some to them  selves," said Astley, < rathoi cynically  "I expect I should have my work cut  out for'me m'keepirg jou out of the  hands of rogues, advertising oharity-  mongeis, and ���uchj.folk."  "You nood not w orry your head about  that," said Norma, .superbly "I've  given up ^all idea of tins, and I quite  agree with you tiat I was mad to speai*  ofcit" y>      i    >      i t  1 "Now, don't be nasty. I only wanted  you to undei stand -what you were do  ing," said Astley, i humbly. '"Bub I  quite agree we've talked enough about  ,tlufl for the present. >Now I must see  'you home. You're gettingipold I walk  so slowly with tins stiff leg 'of 'mine "  - So they turned back, and'said never a  word more - on the subject of Norma's  freak until he had delivered her up  safely at ber uncle's door. But perhaps therevwas a sort of self conscious  look on their faces, for tlie parlor-maid  peeped out after him when she had admitted the,young lady, with a sly look  in her eyes.  i She at least was not astonished when,  a little more than'a foitnight later, th��(  news became known m<the household,'  and filtered down quickly to the kitchen,  that Miss Norma had gone and got married to Mr. Dorwen , f * - * i  Poor Norma had ill calculated the  force of the disappointment to the wholcf  family which the news of her suddenly-,  announced maniage created She had  had half a dozen -seciet meetings, with  Astley_ since the" day when she staitled  him so greatly hy "her unconventional  proposal, and each time he saw hei Astley was more attracted to^the passionate  and waywaid girl Not that he'wae m  love with her. Norma's pronouncement  that no man could love a woman witfc.  out invitation no_t being without truth,'  and she hci self refraining distinctly from  giving such an invitation, it was lateiest  Kithei than love which he feltjm her;  but it was interest stiong enough to1  make him thiow prudence and common  sense to the winds, and become in his  turn the proposei that she should take  his name and thus free herself fiom the  hateful position in which she now was  placed.  There was of course just this difference between their attitudes towards  Bach other. Norma believed that-the  business footing on which they started  could be maintained; Astley knew that  it could not. But to his piophecies  that they would hate or love each other  witlun a year she turned the deaf ear  of scorn, and told him that she thought  better of both him and herself than he  did.  When, however, she announced at(  tea one afternoon that she had been  married that day/'at a registry office"  to Astley DanvvenI ihe rage and despair  of her aunt in particular knew ao  bounds; and during the scene which followed, both that lady and her husband,  to say nothing of Robert, reviled Norma  and Astley in such bitter terms that  the gnl rushed fiom the room, put on  her hat and jacket and started at onoe,  before any one could discover her intention, for Astley's hotel  Under the old-fashioned wide entrance  she went quickly, and piescnting hcrseK  with a loudly beating heart at the ofiioe,  asked tremulously whether Mi. Astley  Darwen was at home.  As she uttered the name, Norma saw  that a qutetly dreeeed wenan, who w*S  Btandinj- with ber back turned towards  the new earner, and whom she had not  noticed as she entered, started peroop-  tibly, and moved so that she ootild get  a look at the speaker. Even before the  manageress could answer Norma's question, tie other woman, with a stealthy  glanoe at Norma as she went, passed  quickly and quietly out into the street.  f\  -ii  J\  So she^was-afcown into the coffee room."      f(  and in a few minutes Astley came in.   s  '  He seemed surpnscd to sco her "��� .   s   '' ,  "You never sent up any name," said    ,  ha,  "or at least  thoy didn't  give  mo  ��ny" ' ;,  "I didn't like to," said' Norma, who ' ; >,  suddenly found hciself afflicted with an ' j  overpowering shyness in Astley's pres- 71 ���  once., She ^as reali/ing to the full tho J >  strangeness of the fict that ^ this man,, ,i  uho yesteiday had been but"an acquaint-, - ^  anco, was to day legally not  husband   jr  Astley, who had been considciuig tho^  matter also, smiled a little. t      <  "Why not?" said he.     j -   ;  1 They had the room all to themselves j ;  and could talk at, their ease But thoiovSf<^  was something soothing, too, m the ,  knowledge that it was a public apart- , j  ment, and "that, as they weie liable to' {J  lhe entrance of a waitci or a 'chance . / ,  visitor at any moment, theie was a suf- ^ \  hcient excuse for keeping the conveisa- ,y  lion at a pleasantly common-place level.  Theie was a pause befoio Norma said,  jathei huiuedly, as she looked down at f  the   file   befoic   vhich   she was stand-     u -  ing -< " '     -i       1 " *'  "���Were   you expecting   anybody   else,  then?" '        ' *]"}  ,"0h, no. Jack Fielding sometimes ^  looks in, but they know him and bnng^ .y,  up his name, if he doeoii't come straight ^.j  up himself. But to soe you is an un- ���^1  expected pleasure " 1 ">  Norma laised her > eyebrows ^a-nd _ ^,  shrugged her shouldeis dismally -"She ' '���  had wheiitcd lhe habit of cei tain httla' v���y  dcmonstiative gestuies fiom her mother.    ,-;-  "Plcaeuiel" she echoed, with mocking *��  lips 7    . * ! I  *-. "It is a great pleasure," l etui ned Ast-^ /  ley, as he came close beside her, and^' <���*,  leaned against the mantelpiece, as she t *  was doing. "Or at least it would be, n;--^  I ware not afi aid that something has , J^  happened to woiry you oi put yau out. v. > ��� r  Come, Vh*t is it'" T-'X*  He *d sot touch hor, but he bent tad y ��|  head * little towards hci and smilcA re- f ^;<l  assuringly mto hei face, a�� it to lemind'tf J>\3  her that ho Vtus hoi staunch' friend at 5  least. '      '  ,  Then her face quivered, and'she almost      -   r  sobbed     out���''it's     boen     dreadful!      ,} \l  Worae, much woise f than I expected,     ^<-j^  -They  were  hateful,  all  of  them, iespe-/  cially m# aunt.   At least I suppose Roto-w ,; "  ert was really as hateful as she, only      ,:  I despise him so-that he doesn't count. ^ r.  But  oh'     It's beautiful  to  be  able to  despise him only, and not to be afiaidfof t  him, too" j ,^ .  Astley laughed, but not mirthfully. s  - "I'm afraid this is only the, beginning      s<  of the trouble," said he.   -"Why couldn't     i.  you keep your secret until I was there  to back you up'" T    "  "  -   ��W��u   T   * ���* .  (To be Continued ) ���>   .v�� "  '�����<.  CHAMPION SAFE BREAKER  M      ^  CHAPTER V.  Yes, Mr- Darwen was in the hotel, the  manageress said. Then Norma hesitated and asked.  "Did the lady who's just gone out ask  for Mr. Darwen?"  The manageress look surprised.  "I thought she was with you," she  answered. "She came in just before  you did, and hadn't spoken when you  followed her."  It was rather a strange circumslKince,  Norma thought7os, much too sny to scud  up her married name, she gave the message that some one wished to see Mr.  Darwon.  Staked the Book ���'  KnetOTta's  Locks oa  jA��� a YT*Kcr ui Tn Easily.   , t        ,^  The first worli'a fair, th��' Crystal  Palace at Lonflofi, was held in 1851, ��".  and, though It wa�� a long time ago, it ^-  da not forgotten, and has not been sur-   -  passed by the woild's fairs which bava  followed, f It waa"at tho Crystal Palace ���  that the American mechanic   showed 1  Aiat he stood second to none ���> In tha^-  jworld., JHobbs challenged Chubb, and    -  Hobbs,' tho American  mechanic,  carried off the first prize as a lockmaker.  Hobbs represented aa American man- t  ufacturer of iron bank safes   He placed  his safe on eshibitioa and tied the key  to' the combination look on the outside.    Inside the safe was placed ?1,-  250. and the free offer was made to the  mechanics of the world  that if they  opened the safe the money contained  therein could be taken for their success    The safe was never opened.    ^ .  At that time Chubb was famous all -  over England and m Euiope as a lock- -.  malcer.   The Bank of England indorsed  Chubo and used his locks exclusively. -  Hobbs examined the workmanship, of t  the locks and offered to not only enter  the outer doors of the Bank of Eng-  laad, but to open also the seven doors  leading to the treasure safes inside of  j '  two feours.  If  permission  was  given. ���v  This was too much for the Britishers^  to stand and thoy gave the necessary   ,  consent. .���*'"-���   ���-   i '  Ho-bbs was on hand two houre before  the time of opening tfae doors of the  bank arrived and announced himself  ready to go to *ork. ���A11 the tools he  had he oarried in his vest pocket, con-  eistiae of about twenty picks. < He  opened the front d��or in seven minutes >  nad entered the bank triumphantly.  He next approached the outer door of  the treasure safe. In slv minutes tho  doar opened, and before one hour had^  passed, half of tha time he asked for,"  b�� had his hands in the treasure of the  ba*k, much to the amazement of th��  directors of the bank and to the in-  fceaee  disgust ot Chubb.  He took his defeat gamely, howsver.  Bad B��on set to work to Improve his  lock* Tkia he did by taking Hobbs  into his employ as an adviser. For the  time, however, I think the Bank of  England pat American locks on their  eafee, for everybody- recognized tho  fact that Chubb was no more a match  for Hobbs than Sayers was for He��=  aan.���Washington   Star. .^  The East Indian army has for years  been clothed in a cotton uniform dyeq  of a dust brown color, to which thl,  Hindoos have given the name of khaki,  meaning earthy. The advantage q)  khaki lies In tfro fact that being near'}  tho ooler of earth, men droased in i*  become Invisible at some distance, and  therefore do not present easy sh��ts toa  a marketnan. The true khaki color heu  the advantage of bei&e fast to rufebmg  fast to light, fast te wtsbiog and soap,  iae���ia faot, fcr aril erdiaojry wear and  tear it te one ef tfc* fastest oolers e*-.��  tank- ���   .   :    ���"  1  f*?*  i  in  (  V* wa.. ���  /** -j^L. ti  r, ��  ,',l{.  '* '-h  k*\tfi*i lliAni AWd^utncMthiMUUi, ��alu  /  If tt.AM./Tdi'jfUl tit,ur^nui.  i4<ftxttulfinto<i>M.  '"���  ^^rjfrT-'^'gys-sssasgrss^?:--���-  y- >'",-! :  if.  ii  ii i  '< <  >-1  j  1  l-^TT ���  ill   >  1.3  A'  >��� Hi  M  \r  Hi  ft?  ���8  ���n  4  J '  li!  ��i  J   Jif.  a;  ' ��i- -  ii -  !-  ,1-  fa  ��;  *?  Pi  iii  |;  i ���  11  :  '-ATLIN,    B." a,    SATURDAY,,. APRIL'* 5.   i��o5.  lie Atlin Claim.  I'lililishctl    t-\cry    Siitriidnj   inoi-uin��   In  .Tmc XirjN CliMM   PUHIjISHINo'CO.   ,.  A.b. lllltSCIIl'Kl.ll,  PUOI'UII.1011.  1). 'J'ODU  lilliS,  JlANAC.I.SC,   KlUJOII  Olliooot publication PnirlS-., Atlin, 15. C.  Ad\oi'tisliiK   K.iti1^:   SI.UO   pi>r inch, each  insertion,   llcudiiu; notices, 21   cents u line.  Special Contract I tut'", on application.  Tim subscription price is *���.") n jeur pu.v-  i\l>lo in advance. Ko p iper will lio dcluored  unli'ss this conililion is complied w ith.  Saturday, Apiui, 25'rn,  1903.  Tin? "lesult of the mass meeting  at  Discovery  is  clcaily indicative  of the fact that  the miners of the  district   arc   net' unanimously   in  harmony, with   the  organization of  a permanent biancli of the  British  Columbia-Mining Association, nor  ' vet with the  results' accomplished  >, iby-the first meeting of the Convcu-  \ tion   recently   held   in     Victoria.  ' Such a condition "was to be expected, as it-would  be_an"ab5olutc  impossibility to suggest  any measure  01 measures which would have the  approval of anything  like a majority ot   the   miners   of this district  1 in   connection with placer  mining  ' (.legislation,   and  perhaps  it is foi  the   best  that a certain   section  of  the community should foini an association  of their own.''We  can  only extend to them our best ^wishes  and  sincerely  tiust that  their efforts for  the  public weal  may be  fruitful of good  results.    Our-col-  *    ninns are  alwavs open  for the free  *���    aud impartial discussion of matters  of public importance.' <  ��� <:  We deeply-regret that if, when'  the B. C. Mining. Association was  first taken up iti the district, in  January last, and nearly 400 men  signed the roll of membership for  a branch Association, that cause  sufficient should be found to take  such an opposite view at this iate  date. If Saturday evening's" meeting was a fully representative one  ���we were not present���it must be  readily apparent that the sense of  that meeting was averse to the proceedings 0 f the Association.  We do not wish the miners of  Atlin to think that in endorsing  the oigauization of a permanent  local branch of the Association we  endorse either the Constitution aud  By-Laws of the main Association  or tha placer amendments proposed  in their entirety, far from it, but,  in our opinion, the only way to  have these altered to oui liking is  to have a big voice in the transactions of that Association, and not by  forming one hostile to it, such an  one, we fear, would be more liable  to die a-borning than to see its  inajoiity.  It   is   a  serious injustice on the  part of too many men  in this camp  to class all "hydraulic  men" with  those who  hold  hydraulic ground  for speculation only, aud  lo refuse  lo concede any rights to those who  have invested thousands of dollars  in labor aud material in the district,  and  we  are glad to learn from the  Secretary  of  the new Association  the it is  one  of its   main  objects,  while conserving the interests  of  the individual miners, to foster aud  encourage the legitimate hydraulic  owner  and  operator in every way  as distinctive   from the  hydraulic  speculator.  s  TRIE.  An Important Measure to he  Introduced.  Tho B. (J. Government Will Try to  Minimize Trouble Between  Capital and Labor.  "The new Act, for the  puipose of  preventing strikes and lock-out, has  just been received  fiom the King's  Printer.     The Act   is-,short  and  concise,   comprising    14' sections.  Lt pio.\ ides that  it shalK be unlawful, in   the   event' of-"any  dispute  arising  between,employer and em-,  ployee foi cither to declare a lockout 01 strike, until ,lhe pisputc has,  been  enquiied  into  and   reported  upon  by  a  Boaid  of Conciliation  and thrt reporti'published in'accordance with  the Act'   The Board of  Conciliation "shall be constituted by,  the selection of a membei representing each part}- in ��� the  dispute, aud  within   five  days  after, such selection of members they shall select  a chairman.    In   the' event: f their  not agieeiug upon a chairman then  such,chaiiuian   shall be���-appointed  by a Judge'of the  Supreme  Court  upon application made -by either of  the two members.     '--'-. ,  Forthwith after the appointment  of the Board, the1 "chairman'shall  promptly 'convene the same, and  with a view to/a just and fair settle-  raeut of the matteis in dispute or  difference the'Board -shall, iii "such'  'manner as -it thinks fit, make careful and expeditious inquiry into all  matters affecting the merits thereof.  ,The Board maj- make suggestions  towards inducing the parties lo  come to an amicable settlement,'  aud' it shall with all reasonable  speed make to the Provincial Secretary ,' a written report setting  forth'the various-proceedings aud  steps taken for the purpose of fully  and correctly ascertaining all the  facts and circumstances, and also  setting forth said facts and circumstances and .its findings therefrom,  inehjding the cause of the difference  aud the Board's recommendations,  with a view to its removal and the  prevention of its recurrence.  The penalties imposed for a violation of Sect. 3 are, for an employer, $500 for each and every day a  lock-out is enforced, together with  a forfeiture of double wages to each  employee; to employees, for a  strike,1 $100, or six months.  ~!a*s  And'All, Kinds of jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  <f$$Ei* ' ,Why send otu when you can g'eH goods as cheap here?,,   ,   ,���  y       ,}-.*''- - -'>        c  'Watches Frons $5 u&*   Fine itfree of Souvenir Ssiocns*'-' ���  The- Swiss' Watchmakers.'-  '    o  J' THE    KODTEN'AV   HOTEL.  U "    1                        -             /' i                                    , ���  ��' j                        '   lGeorgo'E. Hayes, ,Propriotori        ,                 ��� ',,'  �� -   Coii. -FnicT and Tkainor STKl'-vTS.    ,  s  This First Class Hotel h.is been remodeled ami I'olni'iii'jlicil tliroutflK.ut  9. ,.        mid ollors tho best iiccutmmiilntioti lo Tninsiont or I'ci'nmnent '   . '  0> ' ' Guests.���AiiinriciinI'aii(l Kiiropoun plan.  O , . Finest Wtnos, Linsoiors and Gigars* ' * SJ  �� ' ��� '"   Billiards   and' Pool.    '" ' - '    , ��� ,��� ��  THE,'- Op.LD,r HOUSE,'-  ' .   "        "' 'D'SCOVERY,'   B. C.'  '     ,'      ,     '  Comfortably Furnished Kooins--By 'tho* Day, Week or Month". -    '  The Best of Liquors aud CigarVa'ways iii, Stock. ���.lfinc stable in con  :m  nc*lion with the House".-  AMERICAN   -AND    1JUROPEAN  -'PLAN,  'y    - " '  .1. P. ltOM'.��� Miinneor.  THE  WHITE - PASS-- a '-YUKON  '.   vROUTE.-'  ���'������"'",.���.   .'-;  , Passenger and jj>cpi.ess Service,   Daily (except  Sunday),' between  Skagway, Log Cabin.'Bennett,' Caribou, White Horse aiuMntermechate,:  points, making close connections witli our owirsleameis al White Horse  for.Dajvson and Yukon points, and> al Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday   -<  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlnr every Morula}- and-Tliursda'y. N  'Telegraph Sei vice 'to'Skagway:'r Express matter  will'-'jb'e received-   ,  for shipment to~and from"all.poiuts in,Canada and the'United States.'   ,'.  For information relative lo Passenger, Freight*'Telegraph or "Express,-, "~ .  Rates apply, to any Agent of the Company or to." '    '  "'--'.-    .        , .   ' '   J. F. Lek, "Traffic Manager," Slc'agway.' t f "v  ,    DISCOVERY, B.' C. .    ".  Finest of liquors.    -Good stabling.  G.*E. Hayes.  J. G. CoitSBr.ti.,it  Ed. SANUS,iPropiietor.  o     i\-��  BATHS  BARBER'SHOP  G.H.FOPD        Prop. ,    '  J   Now occupy their now quarters, next   ���>  - to the Bauk of B. N. A., First Stieet.  Tho bath reoms are equally as good as found  in cities.   Private Entrance for ladies.7  -   .'      Discovery. \    -'    -  'OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  Ueadauaitors foi* Brook's stride.  A MASS MEETING.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  -1 ��� <  CAPITAL   PAID    UP   $8,000,000.        -       ���   *��  ' Reskrve, -$2,500,000.  Branches of the Bank at Seattle,  ,    ��� , " San Francisco, .  ^  -   , .    " ���      Portland,  -    '       -    '  . SkagWay, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points* ' >  Gold Dust Purchasud���Assay  Offick in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  f.  Continued from page 1.  of the Free Miners and others here  assembled that the " Placer Mining Act as at present in force (with  the probable exception of a some  triffliug items) is a good and sufficient Act, if the provisions'of same,  especially of Part VII., relating to  leases, and the conditions under  which said leases may be held, be  strictb' enforced ;  1  'And, Whereas, lhe conditions  of this district in regard to the interests of leaseholders and individual, claim holders are different  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   -����4   FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.''  Hydraulic   A/llning;  m  ?s*  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS/   WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL"   RIFFLES  HYDRAULIC  ewg  & ���     .  RIVETED  PIPE.  from those in any other part of the J  Estimates furnished on application  Engineering  ' Vancouver," B. C.  A. C Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C.  y;y|  ?1  f  m  Mi  i  ���star  m  m*  m  ml  m  rm 65*S$|  0-  ', '     <       ��  57  i1 V-v,*   "y  y       *>v"-rJ  ATLHM, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 25,   1903.'  We  can^e   T��"   as Good'Value for;your, CASH as Ql^OOerie^.PrOVlWlOnSj'^etO.  vv ^       any House in  Town. ^��        ,        ., ���" *  . ,.    / ' *  Giant   Powder   on   hand.  ���   �����  H,  It  Province,   and  any,  alteiations  as  suggeslecl would   work  an especial  deLiimenl lo tins district; rf   ���  * Be it Therefore  Resolved That,  is 'inexpedient  and   would    be  'injurious   to, the  best  nilciejts of  1 the Free   Mineis "and   the   camp  1  ' '111  general to'make any alterations  \ '      of or" amendments lo lhe said^Acl,  especially , in   regaid   loathe said  Vv- "*-     Part VIL,   iclaliiig.'to   leases, and,  thai   our   Legislators,   now in As-!  . -,    -   , seinbly al,Viclor ia, do thcielbie not  sanction   any of said alleiations of  !       or'   ainendments   lo   the,  " l'lacci  , k  1 . Mining Act,',' 'as suggested by the  a       Mining Sub-Coinniillee of Lhe Miu-  j 1 rm  i     ' ing Association of, Biitish'Cohuu-  ->        bin ; and    '- - -   ��� >  "   , <     .   > y     ' ' ���      ,  ; 1  ��� ''Be   it   Further ..Resolved, lint  copies of this resolution beloiwaid-  /   '        ed   by the Secretary to, 0111 Rcpic-  1 "��� *��� j  seirlatives,    Messis.   Stables ��� and  Clifford, and   others of 0.11 Legisla-  ���  *.      tots  as well   as  to ,the 'Provincial  '' Pi ess ' *    ,      >   ���>       1-      '    ,,,  " Furthei resolutions weicpre-  sented, as follows : "  ���-.   "Moved  by Mr. A. Gassidy, seconded  by Mr  William,Green and  or   , carried : '        - "--  \,     /   '      .  'i'That  in v'iew of the-fact that  >���    - some 146 hydraulic leases^-have recently   been  cancelled,"v.he  Lieut."-  ��� .    Governor-in-Council   shall   be  re-  ' i      quested   not' to  consider any new  applications   for   leases     to     any  -   -       giouud previously held, as.hydiau-  lic leases, but subsequently cancelled, and that the "  Placer-Mining  Act''j be so  amended'-'as ^to leave  ^    "���' said giound   open only for location  by the individual minenfor a period  of two years, thereb3- giving an incentive to a large influx of prospec-  1      tors into the district.'  '" Moved by Mr. D. G. Cochrane,  seconded by Mr. J. Palmer and  carried: ���  "'That the Gold Commissioner  be requested not to recomineud, for  the space ot two years,'any ground  previously held as leases and sub-  subsequently cancelled.' -  v" Moved "by Mr. F. Dockrill, seconded by Mr. J. Walters, but de-  feated : - .-  " ' That the opinion of this meeting be taken as to the advisability  of forming a branch of the British  Columbia Mining Association.'*  "This resolution caused a spirited discussion, which was joined in  by numerous "of the miners. Mr.  EJ. M .N. Woods, in the course of  his remarks' on the question at issue said that while protecting his  - individual rights, the miner could  aud should at the same time conserve the interests of the bona fide  hydraulic operator as distinctive  from the 'Blue print gentlemen.'  "A   resolution   was   passed instructing-  the Secretary to wire the  proceedings  to  Mr." Stables,  after  ''   "  ' which the- Mass Meeting dissolved  ', to' convene " as -the ' Allih'Dislrict  Placer Miners' Association."  ,'      "E.L. Burdetti Secy."  last,   rStli   inst," v\ lib  ofiiceis  and corumrt-  day evening  lhe lollowiug  les: j  , Hon. President', J  Kiikland ;  President, J. B  Green ;  ,; Sccy.-Tieas , W. B. Conioy.  Couuniltee on Constitution and  By-Laws : ������Messrs. Woods, Wrong,  Gieen and Conroy.  - Foi Collection of Siguatuics,  Spi uce Creek, T. Sloicy; Atlin,J.  Xirklniid ;i   Boulder,'  W.   Beaty';  Gold  RunyyF. ' Wasleir  Spruce,  A. Cassidy.  Uppei  '   -1  The Alliu District Placer Miners'  Association  was  formed on Satin-  -* Dredging and Agriculture.  , It ih well known that in California hydraulic mining, until the Debris Commission  regulated  the in-  ' - - 1 7 M  du��try, was a serious detriment to  agricultural pursuits in the vicinity  ot hydraulic "operations. The irr-  troduclion of lhe dredging method  in mining has completely, revolutionized the industiy in some paits  ��< ������.        *   >  of tlie State, and, instead of detract-  from the value of the land, it  has very greatly enhanced it.  * We have been -favored >witlr a  ,perusal 'of., a letter - from a resident  in Oioville,'Cal.,-the present centie  of dredging operations, addressed  to Mr: Weldon, a well  known'��pro-  spec tor in this district, from which  \ > .i> ������ 1  the following extract is taken . ,  "Dredging below Oroville has  boomed this town. A >dozen or  moie ��� dredges "aie at work aud  otheis aie being built all the time.  All that, "lava bed" country is  being worked, and the companies  have paid as high as $1000 an acre  very greatly enhancing the^value of  some of it. The L'eggatt farni is  being worked now by the dredges.  These dredges are leaving the land  all level again so that it can be  planted to fruit when they are  through'with it."  Mr. Weldon informs us, that the  bulkof this laud previously sold at  frpni'$io to $25 an acre, aud, that  in many- instance's the companies  are paying' a heavy loyalty for the  use of it, returning it in practically  as good condition as they found it,  if not even better.     -'  The success attendant upon the  operations of the British-American  Company's dredge-���which, by the  way, will be constructed with all  the latest improvements���in view  of what is now being done in Cali-  fomia, may demonstrate the possibility of winning millions from  auriferous lands throughout the  Province, and yet put the soil in a  better, condition for agricultural  purposes than it' is at present.  The Fraser river valley alone suggests the possibility of several thousand dredges finding profitable employment for years to,come !  NOTICE.  ���RJOTICE is hereby glvoii'tlitit application  will bo made'to tho Loffislativo Assembly of tho Province of British.Columbia at  its next Session for an Act authorizing- the  British American Dredging Company, Ltd.,  to divort and appropriate tlio waters of  W110 Crook, in "the District of Atlin. in tho  Province) of British Columbia, at a Point  nbovo Pine  Crook  Falls about 300 feet, for  tho pin po��p ol j'l'nei iitiiij; elctnc po%\ci,  loi tlin pinpobO ol Mippljinf; the snnia to  Mio mines mill dinilfiiii^ opcuitioii-jmloii^  Pinq (!ic(*k and the n.��i��hboi 'iood tlici cof,  and to chin j,ro tolK tlio:olor ��  tiil ihimsn amurican miujoiKG  inli21-3 '    jCOilPANY   J.TMU'LD  111 Council  has  been pleased  to'uuiko  tho follow nif, aiipoiiitinent ���  Sid .\pnl,"l903   -  t-  Kham: IIaiiuY Moin.i-v,ol Allin, Ksiiunr,  to lie n.Liiconcc   Uoinirissioiici    loi tho Atlin liieonto Disti ict,   > ice  .Mi    J   St    Clan  llllllkett, ILblgllOll      f .  s> mm  -roc  NOTICE:  RESPECTING   Xl"MRLR -LICENCJSS.  "RJOTICE is heieln f?i\cn, pmsii.uit.to the  ^ in oa Dions ot Section 00 of .tho "Landi  Act," that i��i future no special licences to  cut timbci on Ciown lands, -will be^sianted  01 loncned until aftei tho applicants have  had the limits snr\ejed by a duly qualified  PiOMneial Land Sni\ejor to the.satisfaction of the Land-, and W01I1& Depaitment.  ii- ' W. C. WLLLS,  v      Chief Coinmissioner of Lands A "Woiks,  Lands i. Woiks Dei at tment,       .   ~  Victoila, 13  C', 26th ll.11 oh, 1903     llap-4^  Clui'l Coiuiiiissioncv ol Lands unci Woiks  foi pel nu.unii to pun h.ibe the lollomiis  ik��s(-i ih'v! jiaiLil en tic.cto't lviul loi ntrvl-  Li.lliinl pin poses: L'ou.mei tin;; al a porit  plautod on tho cist s>hoie pi \tlmto Uivcr:  thence 10 clmms m .1 noitliciU dilution  aloiifS tho slmio of Taku Ann, thence 20  (.liaiiisin ii'i ouhtcrb diiection, llionce 20  clmiiit.ni 11 sijulheih dnoctloii, tlionce 20  lIiiiiiis in 11 \\ ostoi ly diieetion, to tho point  ol cominoiiccinoiit, contaiiiniR 10 acics more  01 less. T. lliiithelillo.  Tuku Ci(>, H.C , UoLeinbei Jblb, I0QJ.    I  COAL  PROSPECTING  LICENCES  N{  O'llCE is loicb-v i. noa that, ifter 80 dajs  fiom date, r li-tond to uppb to tho  Chief CoimnissioMCi of Lands amMVoiks  for a Licence to piospcot foi coal on tho  follow ing- dtsLiibcd lands  On the north side of the T.ihltan Uner,"  about-1(5 unlos fiom felosinph v,iiok, eom-  nifyri(ina- at 11 post planted about 1 miles  liom the mouth ol tho nvoi. ma iked, "J). G.  St'MMiit'i, &. TV cmiiei," thence SO cha.ns '  1101 th , thdiice SO chains east, thence 30 chains  south, tlienco SO chums west to point of commencement, tout lining 640 dues moie or  to" , -' D, (j-  Stewart,  Located, Am il Ctli, 1901  pjOTJCC is heiebj Riien that aftei SOdavs  li-om date, [ intend to ipplj to the  Chief Commissioner ot Lands and vAVoi k<>  foi a Licence to pi aspect loi coal on the  following desciibod lands  On the 1101 tli and south sides or the Tahl-  tarrn\ei commenting at a post maiked "A.  K irtDonald'-,1 S. E: coiner," thence 80  uliainsnoitli thence SO chains west thence  80 chains, south, tbonce SO chains east to  point of commencement containing 61Q  acies, moie or loss      ",       A. 11   McDonald.  Located, Apul Gth, 1903.  ;;-v-/- notice: , ���   /  TsJOTICESs hoieby gisen that Sixt-, dnjs.  aftei date T intend to apply to the  Chief Comnnt.siorer of Lauds and Woiks  loi pcuiussioiii to puicbaso the folio gins  described tract ot laud for a{ruciiltuial  puiposes ,That puicel or tract of I.i.id situated in tho Atlin Lake vMiuin.r Dnision,  conimencrnffint a' post planted at the N W  cornel of Atlm Townsite,-thence Last 10  chains',*thence n'61 th 20 chains, thence west  10 chains, thence south 20 ehems to point of  commencement, containing 80 acies, moie  01 less L, P QuL.^^^.  Dated at Atlm, U C, this Gtli day of llai ch,  1913 , " m.n7-8t  T\TOriCB is'hcieb-v gi\en thut aftei iOdajs  from date,lI intend to appl\ to tho  Chief > Comniissionei of Lands arid-Woiks  for a.Licence to pi ospect foi coal on tho  following desenbed lands ,  On the 1101th side ,of,the Tahlt.111 nver,  commencing inb a post mailccd "Mmdock  %rcICio'& N IV corner post," thence SO  chains east, tlienie 80 chains south, thence  80 chains west, theneo 80 chains 1101th to '  point ot ccmmencciiient; containing OiG  ncies, nioio oi less UuTdock ilcEai."*  Located, Apul Cth, 1903.- ���" "  NOTICE.  ���RJOTICE is hei eby given   that SixtT  dius  after date   I   intend   to   appb   to   tho  TVrOriCC is herebj gnen that after SOiIajs  fiom date, I in'eud to appb to the  Clijef Comnussionei of Lands and Woiks  foi a Licence to prospect foi coal on the  following clesciibed lands ���  On tho 1 orth and south sides of tho Tahl-  tau river, commencing at a post maiked.  "J. A Fiasei's N E corner," theneo 80  chains west, thence SO chains south, thence  80 chains eust, theneo 80 chains 1101th to  point of commencement, containing Gi&  acres, moie or less I. A. Fiasei.  Located, Apul 6th, 1903.  SPECIALTIES  IN  FANCY   CAKES  Fresh Breads, Rye Bread, etc*  &   PASTRY.  Ciias.  Mver, Proprietor-  Good Rooms to Eont���Bj tho Daj, Week or Month at reasonable rates.  9  Wholesale   and-   Retail    Butcher  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   C  C. DOELKER,  .    .    .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .   .  1  Fish,    Game   in   season and" home    made   Sausage.  First Street,   Atlin.  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN* THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING.  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER..  French 'Restaurant in   Goctaecticn*  David Hastie, Proprietor.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  , J" J  Bl  I  .    3~  -.   ���'-     *-,'y'-  ,-.��       \    J*  y   ^���>l  1! -' t  3 m       ��  * ���*   *-l  '-:\p  , "  't>i  J  * ,  /"I  H        ,.     ft  1   \   '  'Il  r  * 1  * t��  f  f,.  ,''. i, t1* /v*j/^**^Wj>^ u'/VS 1 ^, r*-^ H~;,?~j ,fc;  ,y  f-r\OiSS**d ATLIN,  B. C,  SATURDAY,  A PRO, 25,   1903  ���.Mrj-w��j t gmii n  $  can   give   You   as Good Value for your CASH as QrOOerieiSj,' Provisions, etO<  any House in- Fown.     , "','"��� ' ,  ?><r g?3   with   ii   sBssi.see* ��� Giant   Pcm'cler   on   haucl.  3        3   "Sm^a** <\ #/'a  Province, and any alterations as  suggested would work an especial  detriment to this district;  ' Be it Tlierciorc   Resolved That,  It  is  inexpedient  and   would    be  ���injurious   to   lhe  best iutcreols of  tlie   iM'ce   Miners   and   the   camp  1  in general to make any alterations  of or amendments to tlie said Act,  especially in .regard to the said,  " Part VII., relating to leases,' and  that our Legislators, now in As-  ��� sciubly at Victoria, do therefore not  sanction any of said alterations ul'  or amendments -to the " Placer  Mining Act," -as- suggested hy the  Alining Suh'-Coniinittec of lhe Min-  ing,Association of British Columbia ; and  1 Be it Further Resolved,.tint  ��� copies of this rcsolution'be forwarded by the Secretary to onr Representatives, Messrs. Stables and  Clifford, and others of our Legislators as well as to the Provincial  Press.' ���  "Further resolutions were presented, as follows :  "Moved by Mr. A. Gassidy, seconded by Mr. William C.rcei'i and  carried :  " '.That in view of the fact that  some 146 hydraulic leases have recently been cancelled, \.he Lieut.-  Governor-in-Couiicil shall be requested not to consider any new  applications for leases , to any  ground previously held as hydraulic leases, but subsequently cancelled, and that the " : Placer Mining  Act'" be so amended as to leave  said ground open only for location  by the individual miner for a period  of two years, thereby giving an incentive to a large influx of prospectors into the district.'  "Moved by Mr. D. G. Cochrane,  seconded by Mr. J. Palmer and  carried :  "'That the Gold Commissioner  be requested not to recommend, for  the space ol two years, an}' ground  previously held as leases and sub-  subsequently cancelled.'  "Moved by Mr. F. Dockrill, seconded by Mr. J. Wallers,- but defeated :  " 'That the opinion of this meeting be taken as to the advisability  of forming a branch of the British  Columbia Mining Association.'  "This resolution caused a spirited discussion, which was joined in  b}r numerous of the miners. Mr.  E. Al .N. Woods, in the course of  his remarks on the question at issue said that while protecting his  individual rights, the miner could  aud should at the same time conserve the interests of the bona fide  hydraulic operator as distinctive  from the 'Blue print gentlemen.'  " A resolution, was passed Instructing the Secretary to wire the  proceedings to Mr. Stables, after  which the Mass Meeting dissolved  to. convene as the 'Atlin District  Placer Miners' Association."  "E. L. Burdett, Secy."  day   evening  last,   tSth   inst, with   llu-  i1",1':'^'' ��'" f.euerniing eirriric power,  . . , '.1   I for llu; purpose ol supplying   the   sum?   to  tlie following    Officers    and COUinilt-    ti,c ,ni,���.s   ;lud- dre*d;-iiitr  operation-, along  Pino Creek and the   n:>y hhorliuod t hereof,  tes :  Hon. President, J. Kirkland ;  ��� President, J. B. Green ;  t   Sccy.-Treas., W. 13. Conroy.  Committee on Constitution and  By-Laws : Messrs. Woods, Wrong,  Green and Conroy.  For Collection of Signatures.;  Spruce Creek, T. Storey; Atlin, J.  Ivirkland ; Moulder, W. Bealy;  Gold Run, ' F. WastcIJ;  .Spruce,  A. Cassidy.  mid lo charge Soils therefor.  thu imrn.sii a.m.urican luiiinc; rNG  inliSI-8 COMPANY    LLMI'L'KI).  Upper  DredVine and Agriculture.  ' PROVINCIAL   SlvOlMOTAUY'S   OFIMCK,  tj/S   HONOUIl   the    Lieutenant-Governor  "* in Council bus licoii pli'asod to muko  tho following appoiiitinc-nt:-- <  3rd April, 1003.  Kit ami, IIaiiuY Mohi.kv, of Allin, Esr-nirc,  lo bo a Licence Commissioner for the: Atlin r/ieori'.-e UUlrict, vice Mr. J. Si. Clair  ['Jacket t, resigned.  &�����%) ���  NOTICE.  RESPKCTIXO   TIMIJliR   LLCii-VCES.  ���ftJOTlCE is- hereby given, pursuant.to the  provisions of Section .">0 of the " Laud  Act," that in future no special licences to  cut timber on Crown lands will bo grunted  or- renewed until utter (ho applicants, havo  had tlie,limits surveyed by a duly uualilied  Pr oviucial Land Surveyor lo the satisfaction oi'ihe bauds uud Works Depart incut.  W. C. WELLS,  Chief Commissioner of Lauds ��.t Works,  Lauds & Works Dopiu-tment,  Victoria, B. C, 26th .March. J903     liap-it  NOTICE.  The Atlin District Placer Miners'  Association  was  formed on Satin -  rt is well known that in California hydraulic mining, until the Debris Commission regulated' the industry, was a serious detriment to  agricultural pursuits in the vicinity  of hydraulic operations. The introduction of the dredging method  in mining has completely revolutionized the industiy in some parts  of live State, and, instead of detract-  from the value of the land, it  has very greatly enhanced it.  We have been favored with a  perusal of a letter from a resident  in Oroville, Cal., the present centre  of dredging operations, addressed  to Mr. Weldon, a well known prospector in this district, from which  the following extract is taken :  " Dredging below Oroville has  boomed this . town. A dozen or  more dredges are at ��� work aud  others are being built all the time.  All that " lava ��� bed " country is  being worked, and  the .companies  have paid as high as $1000 an acre  comill0IlccIneilti c01ltai���ing so acres, more  very- greatly enhancing the value of or less. ii, p. Qubus  some of it. The Leggatt farm is  being worked now by the dredges.  These dredges are leaving" the laud  all level again so that it can be  planted to fruit when they are  through with it."  Mr. Weldon informs us, that the  bulk of this laud previously sold at  from $10 to $25 an acre, aud that  in-many instances the companies  are paying a heavy ro3ralty for the  use of it, returning it in practically  as good condition as Ihey found it,  if not even better.  The success attendant upon the  operations of the British-American  Company's dredge���which, by the  way, will be constructed with all  the latest improvements���in view  of what is now being done in California, may demonstrate the possibility of winning millions from  auriferous lands throughout the  Province, and yet put the soil in a  better condition for agricultural  purposes than it is at -present.  The Fraser river valley alone suggests the possibility of several thousand dredges finding profitable employment for years to come !  Chit'!' Commissioner of Lund= aud Works  for porini.jion to purchase the loliov.'iiijj  dt'Mjrilii'd parcel or 1raet of lauil lor airri-  cull lira! purposes: Ooir.meuc-irig at a pt>ot  planted on tho cast shore of -Atliiito liivcr:  lhonci'20 chains in u -northerly direction  along the shore of Tuku Arm; thence 20  chains in mi easterly direction; thence 20  chains iu a southerly direction; thence 20  cbniiis in a westerly direction, to the point  of coiuineui-mnont, containing -IP acres move  or less. ,   ' T. IliiieheliH'e.  Tuku City. H. 6 . December IStli, 1002.  COAL  PROSPECTING   LICENCES  TVjOTiCK is lierr-bv "ivmi-tlmf after R0 days  from date, i intend to apply to the  Chief'Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a Licence to prospect, for coal on the  following- described lauds: '"  On the'north side of the Tahltan River,  about 10 mile-; from Telegraph crock, commencing nt u post planted about I miles  from the ir.oiilh of tho river, marked "D. G.  Stewart's S.'Yi'. corner," thence SO chains  n'.-.rth : thence SO chainscasr: thence 80chains  south ; thence SO chains west to point of commencement, containing CJ0 acre? more or  loss. U, C-. Stowarl,  Located, April 0th. 1903.  TsjOTIOL is bci;eliy given that after 30 days  from date, I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a Licence to prospect lor coal on the  following described lands :  On the north and .south sides of the Tnhl-  tnu river, commencing; at a nos>t marked "A.  It. MclJOTiald's- S. ft. corner," theneo 80  chains north: thouce SO chains west: thence  SO chains south: thence 80 chains east, to  point of com in cm cincnt, containing 010  acres, more or loss. A. It. McDonald.  Located, April 0th, 1003.  ���RjOTJCIi is hereby given (hut after :!() dayt  from dale, I intend to apply to tho  Chief Commissioner of Lands aud Works  for a.Licence to prospect for coal on tho  following; described lands ;  On   The  north side of the   Tulillan river.  (commencing tit a post marked "'Murdock  ���fyJOTlCli is hereby given that .Sixty days j McKay's N. W. corner post," thence SO  after date I intend to apply to the j chains east; thence SO chains south; thence  Chief Commissioner of Lands aud Works', 80 chains west: thence SO chains north to  l'or'iie'rmission to purchase the following J point of commencement, containing 0-18  described tract ol land for agricultural  purposes: That parcel or tract of landsil-  nated iu the Atlin Lake Mining Division,  commencing at a post planted at the N'.W.  corner- of Atlin Townsite, thence Last JO  chains, thence north 20 chains, thence west  ���10 chains, thence south 20 chains to point of  Dated at Atlin, B.C., this Gth day of March,  3903. ' niiir7-St  NOTICE.  "RTOTICK is hereby given   that Sixty days  after date   I   intend   to   apply to  the  acres, more or less. Murdoc.k ilcKny."  i    Located, April Gth, 1003.  JsJOTiCIi.is hereby given that alter 30d.iy-t  from ilutB; I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands anil "Works  for a Licence to prospect for cord on the  following- described lauds :  On tho north and south sides of the Tahltan river, commencing at a post nmrlteit  "J. A. 1-rascr's N. 13. corner," theneo 8!i  chains west: tlicnueSO chains south; theneo  SO chains east; theneo SO chains north to  point oT commencement, containing 6-JO  acres, more or less. J. A. Fraser.  Located. April Gth, 190:5.  w  IX-ftl!  SPECIALTIES IN  FANCY   CAKES   &   PASTRY.  FrssSs SreaeSy Rye SreaeS9 ata*  Ci-ias.  Mver, Proprietor.  Good Rooms to Rent���fly the Day, Week or Month at reasonable rates.  NOTICE.  TyTOTICR is hereby given that application  will bo made to the Logislativo Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, at  its next Session for nu Act authorizing the  British American Dredging Company, Ltd.,  to divert and appropriate the waters of  Pine Creek, in tho District of Atlin. in the  Provinco of British Columbia, at a Point  abovo Pine   Crook  Fulls about, 300 feet, for  L.OUIS   SCHULZ9  Wholesale   and-   Retail    Butcher  FIRST   STREET,   "ATLIN,   B.   C  7"  >  Fish,  FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .    . .  Garr.e   in   season and   home    made   Sausage.  First Street,   Atlin.  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.   EVERYTHINa  CONDUCTED IN ..'FIRST-GLASS MANNER.  French ��� Restaurarat in .QoBtszeGtsGn*  David Hastie,   Proprietor.  Corner o-f First and Discovery Streets.  i  /  / FAIR FANTINEKILL.    ,  r'    [S. B. Hampton.]  ���fair Fantinekill, what boyhood scenes  Return again in Manhood's dreams?    ,  Each pathway'through the wooded dell  Some tale of youtMul pleasures tell.  Here Nature's .lavish hand is see,n    ,  iu richest hues���in greenest green,    j  And cv'ry little rippling rill  rioldoUi'a power to cliarm and thrill  fhe afler years we feed upon  When youth and all but hope is gone.  Sweet memory floods my heurt at will  Repeating o'er, Fair Fantinekin.  Thou nestling valley gem, -walled in.  By mountains tall���by mountains grim,  Such frowning, lionry head is dearth  fn praises fitting to thy worth. '  IftinUnokill, fairy auoen ol' "brooks,  S'hy sinn 11 cascades were irtenl nooks  Before the vandal wouuman lore  3'ho leafy giauia from your,shore.  'Grim solace now, n�� moro ai lacks  Can come from desecrati'ii/? axe���  Disponed vol' nmrm'ring swee ly still,  And silll 1 love thee. Fantinekill.  The hazy lime of life's ne'rv dim  If but. wo turn our eyes wiiltin.  For there we flndeth no decay  Among the mcm'i-ios laid av;*y.  Beneath the dust and grime of years  More oft lhe sun creeps out than tears.  More oft a deed of excellence  Stands side by side with recompense,  And spectral,shadows fade and flee  When'youth returns in memory���  Youth and-hope and every thrill  That clustered 'round thee,  Fanlino-  '    kU1- ��� J'J, ,_-,.���  The brooklet ages may defy  With voice attuned to song aud sigh;  It's life must he as lives of men,  .The past will ne'er return again.  Yet man, when in the twilight ago  Turns dreamy eyes for inward gaze,  And feasting, finds, that shadows lie  Too deep for retrospective eye.  'Tts' sunkissed    hours    that    mem'ry  brings���  Like rose bereft of thorns and stings���  Thrice  welcome  ere   to   heart   whose  .thrill  'Responsive is to Fantinekrll.  1 -  ROOM F  TWO.  ��  *'        Mrs. Getty's coupe was at the .curb  In front of a florist's establishment on  Fifth avenue, near Forty-third street.  'Her coachman held  the  coupe    door  open, for at the moment the lady was  issuing from the   shop.     Across   the  .way was an empty hands'om cab wait-  : . ing   for patrons.     There   was   rather  more than the ordinary bustle of traf-  ~    lie in the famous thoroughfare.    Automobiles    rolled silently   arid    swiftly,  stages lumbered   slowly   and   noisily,  and all manner   .of   private   vehicles  fwero on parade, making it a matter oi  .    -no small difficulty for pedestrians    to  -cross from one sidewalk to the other.  ,Tho clock on the tower of the Grand  -Central station near by told all who  ���oared to note'that it was fiye minutes  past/2".  : Just as Mrs. Getty was stooping to  enter her ccupo a man came hurriedly  up Forty-third street from the direc-  "- tion of the Grand Central, took in the  scene on the avenue with a quick  glance, jumped into the waiting han-  Bom and pushed open the little trap in  the top. There was a bill in his hand.  The driver promptly possessed himself  - of the bill while he bent his head to  ���hear his customer's orders.  "Go to No. 3-17 West Forty-fourth  street as fast as you can,"- said the  man; "there'll be somebody there to  tell you where next. Don't let anything W" fever delay you."  "All "right, sir," answered tho cabby,  dropping the trap and jerking the  reins.  The horse started at once, and at tho  ' ��� -same moment the passenger got out.  Cabby saw him go, and wondered, but  with the bill still crumpled .in his  hand, and with the passenger's struct  Injunction to let nothing delay him  ringing in his ears, he drove on, and  tho jam of vehicles was so great that  he could not .even turn his head to see  Tidhal became of the passenger!  "It's a good job, anyway," thought  :   cabby, thinking of the bill, "and if the  fellow at No. 347 is as generous as this  one, I'll get that new coat I've needed  60 long."  The man who Had left the cab    so  shortly after    engaging    It rised    his  neck by running in front of a stage,  .dodged an auto and darted across'lhe  avenue, making as straight as circum-  etunces would permit for Mrs. Gctty'3  coupe.    She hud nestled into a    com-  .fortable position   and the   coachman  ���was climbing to his box when the man  opened the coupe door,  entered    and  pulled the door to quickly, but noise-  ylessly.  "Say    nothing,    madam,"   he    said  -sharply,- "or I shall be compelled to resort to violence to quiet yon," ���  .Mrs. Getty shrank, terrified, against  .the side    of the   coupe,    her    cheeks  :blanched, her lips parted and her eyes  distended.      The man sank upon the  .seat beside her and breathed heavily.  Then the coachman, all unmindful of  what had taken place, spoke to    his  ���horse and the vehicle started.  The episode had attracted no attention from the sidewalks, for the pedestrians, Intent 6n their own affairs,  could not see what went on in the  rondway. It may be that a number of  ��� persons in p- ssing conveyances saw a  ..part of it, but they comprehended not  $  lay coacTHnaTi,"' said Mrs. Getty, resolutely, "and have hi 1 put you out and  into the' hands of the police."  "As she finished speaking she raised  a hand to rap on the window.'  "Don't madam," e.cclaime-: tlie man,  appealingly, and ho help up a band  too, not iu ttireat, but as a gesture, of  entreaty.  At sight of it Mrs. Getty sank again  into1 her corner and stared at Mm,  once again, with speechless horror.  Around the wrist he held up was a  steel twiid, and from it depended a  fragn-cr.t of chain.  "J.'-tcld you I should have to shoe*  you..again," he said quietly, "but you  know the worst now. Yes, 1 am a convict. Ten minutes ago I was on my  way to Sing Sing. You may not know  that convicts are always taken up on  the train that leaves the Grand Centra's  at five minutes past two. Tho train'has  gone and I am here. Willi your assist-,  nncc 1 shall be a free man within an  hour."      '      ,.  "No! No!" she protested, faintly,  "you shall not make me .a party to  your crime." And again she made as  if she would rap on ..he glass.  "One moment, madam," he interposed, a little sternly, and as he displayed once more that stec-1 bnr.d ard  tho broken chain, -her resolution gave  way to helpless terror.' "1 have committed no crime," ho continued, impressively. ���"My life has ijeen venturesome, colored with many nn episode  that I regret, but before heaven ,1 am  innocent of the charge upon which 1  have been convicted and sentenced. 1  can prove ray innocence if I can be  free but a few days. To go to prison  now would moan the destruction of my  only hope of clearing my name, unless that/might'happen after I had rot;  ted for years in a coll. You arclislen-  ing, madam, and I .will be brief, for  time is pressing. Convict though 1 om  in the eyes of the law, I have faithful  .friends who know my innocence. They  have helped mc thus far on my escape.  One of (hem managed to supply me  with a pair of super-hardened steel  pincers. Another thrust money into  my- hand during the moment of confusion, at the-railroad station. I was  manacled in the usual way to a deputy  sheriff.. When we were about to board  the train I nipped the chain that bound  me to my guard and broke away.  My friends made a diversion that gavo  me a s'light start, arid here I am. Now  you know everything except my plans  for establishing my innocence. Those  I have not time to tell you, and you  might not understand them. Liberty  I must have. You will not give mo  up. Pity me, madam, and save me  from the unmerited degradation of a  felon's life."  "What do you expect me to do?" cho  asked.-  "Have your man drive to the Twenty-third street ferry," he replied coolly, "and cross the river. I shall then  be not only in the Pennsylvania railroad station but in a no flier State, and [  those facts together will give me' all  the time I need." ��� I  "I cannot do it," she said. "It .is j  not right for me to interfere with the I  law. In a moment my man will stop.  You may then go out, arid I will not  ask him to summon an officer. That  is all I can do, and it is more than I  ought."  Even then the coupe was driven to  the curb preparatory to stopping.  "Madam," said the convict, hopelessly, "it shall be as you say, and within  ten minutes from the time you leave  me I shall again be a prisoner."  If he had used threats or showu desperation, the outcome might have been  different. To this day Mrs. Getty is  puzzled to explain her course to her  own-complete satisfaction. When ihe  coachman opened the coupe door he  started a little at sight of a stranger,  but, like a well-bred servant, said  nothing.  "Wilson," said Mrs. Getty, with astonishing calm: ss, "my friend is in  a hurry to catck a train at the Pennsylvania station. Go over by tho  Twenty-third street fern as quickly as  possible."  Wilson bowed and closed the door.  "You are an angol!" whispered the  convict.  Ho said nothing moro for a time, but  ftusicd himself in winding a handkerchief around his manacled wrist.  "Unfortunately," he remarked at  'length, "I lost my pincers in the scuffle and so can't get rid of this just  at present. May I ask one more favor  of you? Fasten this bandage with a  pin, please, and it -will then appear  that I have injured my wrist and'thn  sign of my disgrace will not be visible."  . He held his hand toward her, and  Mrs. Getty, wondering if she were under a hypnotic spell, complied with  his request. . He thanked her and remained silent until the coupe was driven from the ferryboat to the platform  of the railroad station on the New  Jersey side of the river.  "Thank you once again," he said  then, as he s" _uted.   "If I might know  *    ���      * �����  ana cared not. So when, a few seconds  later, a number of men came rushing  excitedly up from the Grand Central  station, such information as they could  gain by hurried inquiry sent them  speeding, some on foot, some in cabs,  down West Forty-fourth street.  ' So soon as the coupe was in motion,  tho man turned to Mrs. Getty with a  deprecatory smile, in which there was  a gleam of satisfaction, and said:  "I am truly sorry to intrude on you  In this unmannerly way, madam, but  there's room for two here, and you'll  have to endure my company for a bit."  J'l can easily attract the attention pf  mto has assisted   "No." she interrupted: "I nevbr  want, to know more than this.'  "You are probnbly quite right," he  responded. ' "Good-bye," and, lifting  his hat he went rapidly toward tho  ticket office.  In the rex-* day's papers Mrs. Getty  read long accounts of the sensational  escape of a noted forger on his way lo  Ring Sing prison. There was a lot of  detail about the . "rsuit of an empty  hansom ,cab, hut not a word about the  coupe in which thero proved to be  ample room for two.   ,  ' RETIRED. *:  1 A Tooling of Rderitnicnf.  "Did you do anything to celebrate  Shakespeare's birthday this week?"  "I should say not," answered ihe  man with the big diamond and the  fierce mustache. "A man who wrote  thoso box office frosls like 'Macbeth'  and 'King T ~ir* ought to bo glad lies  livln' without askin' for any celebra-  lions."���-Washtngton Slar.  ,'A girl loses her self-ppssesslon when  she puts'on a wedding ring.  Usually the moro money a man haa  tha more selfish his children are.  LITEMS OF INTEREST.  '"if a girl can "get along" with her  ���own brothers, I think she has^a pretty  ^;ood disposition.  Thero is no promise so sacred to a  woman as the one sho has not beau-  Risked to give. ���  ���A girl may forgive a man for kissing hor on the impulse of.the moment,  but never (for apologizing for it.���Indianapolis "Journal.  Thero is a peculiar littlo sensation,  which goes with the keeping of an appointment made by herself.  If a girl sends off all of her beaux fo?  one, Ghe can safely gamble on losins  the one.  ���Many women look long for some*  dhing that they can't find. Guess  .what.  Because a woman stares in tho win-  lows she passes it is no sign that sho  era more than her own reflection.  By using a lymph discovered by a  .Paris phyoician, It is now possible, according to reports from that city, to  regenerate the red globules in the  blood of lepers. Dr. Metschinkoff of  the Pasteur institute is the discoverer,  and he thinks that when he has improved the e-ei-um he may be able to rejuvenate tho organs of the human  body.  The kia le, or the household fox, is r,  /avorite pet of Chinese women, who  are also extremely fond of a variety of  Angora eat. 'The ordinary cat of  Southern China is, like the Manx, tailless. It is occasionally used for food,  hut is not so popular as horse or dojj  flesh. When raised for the table it is  fed on rice and vegetables.  Japan is the largest 'consumer of rico  fn the world, the average being 300  pounds per person a year. The Americans us�� but four pound�� per capita.  Belgium uses more tobacco in proportion than any other country, about 110  ounces per capita yearly, while Italy  uses only 22 ounces.  Experts who have examined ryi  straw a,re of the opinion that a very  high grade of paper, not only adapted  to newspapers, hint cuitabie for books  as well, can be made from that material, of whioh Louisiana produces  thousands of tons that are now got rid  of as a waste product.  A Knoxville, Term., lawyer publish��-,  ith'j following professional card in a local newspaper: "Sherman It. Maple3,  attorney. Lumber for sale cheap, cut  to order. Flooring, ceiling, etc. Twenty per cent under yard prices. Call  quick."  There is only one sudden deal>.  among women to eight among men.  Breakage of propeller shafts at sea  costs an immense sum anuually in  salvage.  Married couples in Norway are privileged to travel on railways at a fare  and a half.  Coal is worked so easily In Chins  that in Shansi it sells at less than 1  shilling per ton at the mines.  There are 4,200 species of plants used  for commercial purposes.' Of these 42C  arc used for perfumes.  The coast region of Georgia Is tc  ftave a sugar refinery, the first one ir  the state.   It is to be located in Baxley  The postal savings bank system is in  operation in Austria, Belgium, Canada  France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands,  Sweden, and in most of the colonies.  An Italian electrician has invented  en electric cartridge, which he offer!  as a substitute for dynamite and  smokeless powder in mines, rock blasting, and for heavy ordnance.'  The average depth of sand in the  ��� deserts of Africa is from thirty tc  forty feet.  From a French journal, we learn thai  we are making varnished paper tilea,  durable and better than slate tiles.  The first photographic portrait taken  /rom life was produced by Professoi  Draper at the University of New Yori  in 1839.  At one place in England slates ara  ���washed twice a day with a disinfecting fluid. The elate and sponge should  he inspected. ���-,'  It is claimed that some artists tarn*  tigers with the smell of flowers, and th<  rose seems particularly grateful to this  usually fiery animal.  Dr. Aar's experiments, given in tho  Zeits, Pedag, Psch., show that the'gir-  lets mostly prefer green and the boy-  Jots the combinations of blue.  ./ During an influenza epidemic in the  ,4iprth of England, the curious fact L\ai  'freen noted that only the men workinj  in very high temperatures have escapee  .'injection.  .  ,. j . ,. ���;....  The strong tide breaks upon the.narrow pier, !  The ships,go.by; and ono who knew \  them well ,   .  Sits at the close of day, and sits,alone.  Captain no nfbre!   But he remembers  yet ' *    ��      '  The little town In clear old Maryland,'  Where first he learned   by star   and  wind and tide  The track,of the ocean, and the way of '  ���war, , ,  ''  Upon the wave that smote his nativ�� ;  n  ���     *"��*-   .,���*., -.-.;.    u./_v  t. I  P "WJ    -;������������, --,���...      " ,1  Now all is done: a warship rides the  '   t'ay, . j  With shining hull and blackened fun-' j  nels high. , !  'And his old heart leaps at its prisoned  side.  For that his hoy is there!'   He minds  tho time  When little arms were twined upon his  neck,  And ears bent low to hear the thrilling  talo  Of ships that fought in   battles   Ion;;  ago.    _, .,,���,,,.  He thinks ot   her who   stood   beside  him then  -With-shining eyes���the light-house'of  his heart���  And outward passed,   like to a   Iittls' ,  sa.il,  That, rocking in the aiist, returns no ,  more. _        J.,-..di. ^.��,._...:...       j  So comes the dusk; he hoars tho booming gun,    , i  He sees the lowered flag, the, night-  lamps sot; ,  And watching on tho pier ho falls  asleep, ��� |  And dreams of golden anchors far  away. j  ~Jolm J. Median, in Leslie's Weekly" ;  ��� *****.>,************* t**��*******i-i-*****  I M DOUBLE DILEMMA. !  �� . *  �� .��  Thoroughly tired of the pier, the esplanade, and the tennis-courc, one afternoon, during my stay at the seaside,  1 took a solitary ramble round the  coast.  , ���  ��� With tho tall cliffs on one side of me  and a vastc'expause of ocean' on . the  other, I made my way over sand and  shingle, careless- of everything save  the appearance of my immaculate  flannel trousers; until the town ,o��  Brinybay was hidden by a chalk promontory, and I found myself alone, or  apparently alone, with Nature.  As,-however, I approached an'irregular mass of rock lying together at the  foot of the cliff, a scarlet object appearing above them attracted my attention, and, on nearing the spot, I  discovered it was a parasol shading  one of tho most bewitching girls I had  sver beheld in my life���and I have seen  a good many!  Comfortably seated on a mossy boulder and deep in the perusal of a yellow-backed volume, she was becomingly attired in a dress of pale pink,  and as I passed her I fancied she peeped at me from beneath her shady straw  hat; but young men always think that  girls notice them, especially when  like myself, they, are Oxford under-"  graduates with their college arms emblazoned on the breast of their blue  serge jackets.  I had not left this siren very far behind whon my progress was suddenly  brought to a stop by the sea, which  had covered tho beach and was lashing  the base of'the cliff. 1 at once realised the unpleasant fact that the fide  .was flowing, and that if i did not speed-'  ily retrace my steps, my return to  Brinybay would be prevented in the  same manner as my advance.  Hastening back, and. passing the  maiden in pink, who was reading as  unconcernedly as ever, I again found  my path barred by a sheet of water  several yards in -width. I was completely shut off from tlie mainland.  To scale the cliff was utterly impossible, and although I might have resumed my homeward course after wading through the water, I could not  have deserted the fair girl near me,  who was evidently unconscious of her  critical situation. The; waves, were  rapidly advancing towards, the rocks  among which she was seated, and the  seaweed clinging to them told mo that  at high waaer they were totally submerged.  Approaching the parasol, I coughed.  "Excuse me," I said, "but the tide  is coming in very fast, and, I, am  afraid, will soon be up here." -.,:���'-.  "Oh, dear!" she exclaimed, blushing,  and hurriedly looking around her.  "Oh, dear, how very stupid of me not  to notice it; whatever shall I do?"  "The only possible way of getting  back," I remarked, as she slowly closed  her book and left her seat, "is across  this piece of water, hut it is rather  deep."  In silence she followed me to the  spot, and after gazing upon the fast-  widening barrier, looked up at me and  smiled.  "I think I know how we can ovor-  *om0 the difficulty," I said, "but 1 hope  you -won't be offended at my suggestion."  "Oh, no, no," she exclaimed, with a  little laugh; "anything as long as I  can get out of this horrid fix."  "Then, I believe I could manage to  carry you across, If you wouldn't object," I said, after some hesitation.  Another   smile   illumined   her   fair  countenance, and she replied in tones  of the deepest sincerity���  "Oh, thank you, thank you; I should ,  feel so grateful if you wo\ld, so very  much obliged."        '    -  Throwing off my shoes and socks,  and tucking up my immaculate ones, I  put the yellow-covered book' into one  of my capacious pockets, dcpos! ed my,  stick with the/scarlet parasol on the  beach and gently lifting its fair owner  ,n my arms, In another moment had  lorded, the walor and depositeu her on  ierra firma,      ' -  -     *   .   ,, .  , Sno returned with me to Brlnyb'ayJ  Her thanks were overwhelming, and  ere long we were chatting together lika  a couple of old friends.    ���  A proposal I,made for taking her  mother for a sail in my yacht pleased  her niore than ever, and when I parted with her near tlie pier���though  ignorant of her name and connection���  I-thought" she was tho most charming  girl I had met .with for a long time.  On arriving at my apartments , I  found that the yeilow-covered volume  which she had entrusted to my care  was still in my pocket. I opened it  and found on ihe-.fitle-pagc the following: "Bessie . Gragg, .Sea View  Villa, Brinybay."   < '  Not displeased nt my discovery, I  penned'a polite little no'c to "Miss  Cragg"���who was evidently the bewitching possessor of the scarlet parasol���in which, after briefly referring  to her book, I had the boldmiss to fix  a day for tho proposed yalching expedition.  Neatly enclosing the epistle with tho  volume, I''left. Iho parcel, that evening  at Sea View. Villa.  Next morning I was .told . that a_  gentleman desired to speak, lo me in'  private. I "ordered my landlady to  show tho visitor in, and forthwith n  black-looking man, of middle ago, entered my parlor.  "Mr. Lyon,' 1 presume?" ho began,  eyeing mo unpleasantly. -    - (  "I am Mr. Lyon; what is it?" I naid,'  annoyed at the-.sl ranger's manner.  "What is It?'; he sneered; "what is  it, indeed young man! What do yon  mean by sending my wife such stuff  as this, and by asking her to accompany you in a yacht, etc., you impertin- -  ent fellow?" and he threw my littlo  note to Bessie Cragg on-to the table.  "Your wife?" 1 exclaimed in confusion, "your wife, sir? I think you are  in error;, I think that you have made  a mistake, sir."  "Mistake!" cried the stranger fiercely; "mistake���fiddlesticks. I am Mr.  Joseph Cragg, young man, and"if ever  I catch you insulting my wife with  another such billet doux It's ten to one  you won't have a chance of repeating  the offense!"  With this terrible threat, my visitor  left-the house. ,  I threw   myself   into a   chair   and  groaned aloud���a pretty   ending,   forsooth,-, to .the romantic incident of the  preceding day.  During the next week I had littlo  Miss; it made me miserable to think  that fair and frolicsome Bessie was  hound for life to -such a wolfish  monster as Joseph Cragg.  On reflection, I wondered why she  hadn't informed her husband of her  adventure by the seaside (for I presumed he was unaware of it,) and why,  when she was with me, she had ap--  pearcd so eager to accept my invitation.  ' I met Mrs. Cragg several times  alone in the town and on'the pier, hut  always passed her without any token  of recognition. On one occasion I  fancied she smiled faintly at me, but  taking no notice of her familiarity. I  thought, for a married person, that her  behaviour was extremely improper.  Just a week after my eventful ramble round the coast, while strolling  listlessly on the esplande, I was surprised on being accosted by a pleasant-  looking old lady who, grasping my  hand, exclaimed���  "Are you the gentleman that saved  my clear'little Marie from being drowned when almost caught by the tide  some days ago?"  I was absolutely bewildered, nor was  it until I was seated in tho gushing  old lady's drawing-room conversing  with her aud her fair grand-daughter  Marie���the identical possessor of ' the  scarlet parasol���that an explanation  of the whole affair took place.  Mrs. Elizabeth Cragg was a friend  of Marie's and had lent her the yollow-  backed volume which, on being returned to its original owner, had fallen Into the hands of Mr. Cragg.  Without showing either the book^or  the note to his wife, this gentleman  had opened the letter with the above  iccorded unpleasant rcoult.  It may interest the loader to know  that Marie and I   took our   yachting  trip as proposed, and thoroughly enjoyed it, too; but beyond the information contained in the appending newspaper cutting,! cannot furnish-further  particulars of the consequences of my  eventful ramble when, although I eluded the clutches   of Neptune, I fell   a  victim to the snares of Cupid.  Lyon���Brading.���August    4,    at     St.  Old's, Brinybay, by the Rector, the  Rev. P. Prosy, M. A., Charles Lyon,  eldest vson of John Lyon,    Esq.,   of  Harrowfield, Hants, to Maria, daughter of Colonel John Brading, Royal  Slashers.  How to Rend tiro ToriRUO.  The perfect tongue is clean, moist,  lies loosely in the mouth, is round at  the edge and has no prominent paPiiae.  The tongue may be furred from local  cause or from sympathy with the  etopiach, Intestines or liver.  -i-?*-r  >^^3!����^ w  SE5SZ  '-if    -   ���"  Mark Twain on Christian  Science.  There is a deal of thoroughness  about' Mark Twain. '. .When he seta  out to relieve his mind he 19 apt  to relieve it fully.- Ho stops not  at the end of the page, nor at a convenient point, but when he gels through.  When that happens it 13 usually found  that he has made a mark that will stick.  The reader may differ with his views,  but he does hot forget them. They aro  too well pounded in for that.  Mark is publishing in the "North American Review" a series of discourses on  Christian Science and the future' before  it.    These discourses   wore   written   in  tSurope in 1S09, and have been seasoning  for tihree years.    This mouth's  chapter  ^mainly devoted to the,, amazing proiit-  ftbleness   of   Mother   Eddy's   monopoly.  Mark insists that the old  lady  will be  'worshipped in due time  by  her  following;   meanwhile   he  guesses  how   much  money she must have made, and what  n.re tho financial  prospects of what ho  calls tlie Boston Christian Science Trust,  tie can find no'evidence that this trust  '   ever gives anything away.   It sells many  things���the great Eddy  book, hymnals,  manuals, miscellaneous writings of Mrs.  Eddy, and the like, "always at extravagant prices, nnd always on the.one. condition��� cash, wish  in  advance."     From  ���    and to end of -tlie Christian .Science literature, says Murk, "not a-single  (material)  tiling in the world is conceded to  bo   real   except   the   dollar.       Hut     all  Shrough ita advertisements- that  reality  Is eagerly and persistently recognized."  , Mark   has  a   keen  scent   for 'inonoy-  ohaugci-s in'the temple', its lenders may  recall.    The trust, ho,finds, now collects  a fee of! three hundred dollars for a finishing   course   of   seven   lessons   111   its  ni'oLaphysical  college   in   Boston,   anil  .1  tax of one dollar a. head, n mum Ily, from  all    {members      of      Christian    {-Science  , churches.    Ha  thinks its  revenues  from  all      itJhese    sources���books,      souvenir  spoons, fees uud  la.xes���must already be  very large, and bid fair to be enormous.  And ho cannot find that it has any serious  expenses,  or  that   it supports  any  charities,    lie  is  very   deeply   impressed  by   Christian   Science   as   a   commercial  enterprise, in tlie hands of n small triiat,  not accountable   to  anyone  for   its  receipts. ' He insists that if is destined to  win  an enormous growth,     lie  guesses  there will be ten million Christian Scientists in America in 1910, and that they  will be a political force.   He guesses that  they   will   be   politically   formidable  in  1920, and in 1930 "the governing power  of the republic���to remaini that perma'u-  " ently."    "Arid  I  think  it a reasonable  guess,"   he   adds,   "that   the   trust   will  then be, the most insolent and unscrupulous  and   ��� tyrannical    politico-religious  master-i-hat  has   domineered- a   people  since the palmy days of'the "Inquisition."  As for the curative  branch  of Christian 'Science,   Mark   declares   that   the  power which  a'man's  imagination  has  over his body to heal it or to make it  sick is a force which none of us is bom  without.   l>wt because, if left lo himself;  a man is likely to use only that half of  the force  which  invents imaginary  ailments,   it   takes   two   imaginations,  his  own and some outsider's, to help him. ���  The outsider must imagine that he is  doing, the work, and the patient must  imagine that this is so. "1 think," sayts  Mark; "that it is not so at all; but, no  matter, the cure is effected, and that is  the main thing." The outsider's work,  he says, is unquestionably valuable. Ho  likens it to the work done by thryengi-  neer when he turns on steam and'starls  the engine. The power is in' the engine,  but if left alone the engine would never  start of itself. Whatever you call the  engineer���Christian Scientist, Mind Cur-  ist or Hypnotist���he is simply the engineer, and. turns on the same old steam  and the engine docs the work. The reason why the Christian Scientist engineer;  mouse screen had been dragged in front  af the organist, now innocent even of  his blanket, so that he was shielded  from view, mid ihns, the water dripping  froni his hair, his lingers and his shoul-  ier-blades, the shivering musician played  "God Savf t'hi' Queen." while one servant  rubbed him with a course towel and another gave him brandy.' The King was  ielighted with his musical reception, nnd  when Mr.- Carnegie told him the circumstances under which tlie National Au-  hhem had been performed his Majesty  laughed' till his side3 ached.  Mainiy About People.  .The late Dr. Joseph Parker was once  trguing with a man on the problem of  uontinued existence, and at the door the  friend declared finally: "The fact is, 1  1111 an annihilationist. I believe that  when 1 die that will bo the end of 1110."  "Thank God for that!" exclaimed the  .doctor, and 'hanged tho door.  'Tho , following effusion was addressed  to the editor of a F uthern paper:  "Sur an Freud���Do the Carnegie lib-  If some men told all Ihey knew the silence \UQiild. be onurcssL&o.   ,  He Sat Down.  Tho curtain had gone down on the  first act, wImh a bullet-headed man, who  had come in ten minutes late and disturbed a dozen people to get to a scat,  got up. It was time for refreshments.  He had been Vi there twenty-two minutes by the watch; and was suffering untold agonies for a ylass of bitter. Ho  started to put on his overcoat, when tho  strange lntlv at his side enquired:  "Going out?"  "Yes, madiim." ' >���  "Coining back after you've had a  drink?"  "Yc-yes,  mndnin."  "Well, 1 cm no prepared. T have two  bottles, one containing Scotch and tho  other boor.    Whidh will you lakoV"  "W-w-what!" "he sUinmicrcd, (is iio  looked down upon her with bulging eyes;  and gradually his arms fell, find ho  dropped into his scat with a thud that  ed everybody in the row.���"Pick-Me-  jarrei  Up."  Jews,  Rich and Poor.  At the synagogue at fTampstcad, says  The London Star, the Chief Rabbi  startled the assembled Jews by reading Mr. Street's essay on "The Paradox of the Jew."  . I-Icre arc some of the Gentile's sentences that smote the astonished cars  of Israel.:���  "The 'poor Jew fasts or eats dry  Dread when he cannot, get meat which  nas been, duly killed ; the rich Jew  eats meat unclean to his fathers, because the other is not( served at tho  Savoy Hotel., The pooruJew binds his  phylacteries round his arm in the sight  jf the heathen ; the rich Jew is ashamed of the Day of Atonement. The  poor Jew glories in liis race when it  is m'ost despised and rejected ; the  rich Jew���now, that no one but a fool  ���n this country despises his race ���  "hanges his name and hopes to be  :aken for a Scotchman. (Rustling  iaughter in the synagogue.) ' The poor  Tew clings to his heritage, though the  world would batter him ; the rich Jew  gives it up to win a contemptuous  smile'.v The poor Jew is ,a strenuous  man, -worthy in tlie main', despite his  iaults, of a glorious past ; the rich Jew  ;s a sham, barely worthy of an ignoble  Drescnt. ' That is the paradox of the  rew."-  "My brethren," the Chief Rabbi said,  "the indictment is severe, but is it not.  true ?"    He   denounced   the   flaccidity,  the laxity, the limpness of Judaism.  Mme. Humbert's Jewels.   -  It   appears   that   the  jewels   of "the  'amous Mmc. Humbert, who, with several'members of her family, is now.on  :rial at Paris, were sold by auction in  London in Igor, realizing ��38,879. The  jem of the collection, says a London  paper,  was   lot  0,   which   was   a   pearl  necklace, of which  an illustration was  given in the catalogue.    It  was  coni-  j posed of six rows of 424 fmely-match-  d and graduated pearls of the highest  1        j 11     ii ,1 ��� ,, -<r      1 "U   illlU   UIcLUUillCtl   UCilllS    Ol   [lie   mOTCS"  SL^   ��L:fSJ!   ^r%.S   quality, "and Orient with circular open  thinks, because he has tlie takingest  name aaid wears religious overalls, but  chiefly because die has organized the business, backed it with -capital, and concentrated it in Boston in Uhe hands of a  small and very competent trust. It is  on tlie existence of this trust that Mark  has based his expectation of the vast  spread of Christian Science. If it were  loosely conducted, as such enterprises  usually are, it would do no better than  "unorganized great moral and commercial ventures" usually do. "But I believe," he says, "that so long as this one  remains compactly organized ... in  a trust, the spread of its dominion will  continue."  How Carnegie Greeted the King;  The visit which King Edward paid Andrew Carnegie at Skibo Castle was . a  complete surprise lo the philanthropist,  Oho King merely telegraphing him a) few  hours beforehand that ho would arrive at  R. certain time. Mr. Carnegie happened  to be asleep when the "wire" came, says  8. correspondent of the Philadelphia  "Press," and it was not handed to him  until ho awoke. Tlie correspondent relates tho incident that followed:  Than there was considcrac-lc excitement. The King was due in live min-.  utes, and Mr. Carnegie was in despair at  the' thought that not a single arrangement for his reception had been made.  Then lie had an inspiration. At Skibo  there is an immense pipe organ which  Mr. Carnegie had put in some time ago  for his own pleasure. An organist is a  permanent member of the. millionaire's  household. Mr. Carnegie determined that  the ormiri should thunder out "God Save  the King" as his Majesty entered the  .suable. But when he sent for the organist, tho reply came back that tho musician had goiic down to the neighboring  Bwiiumiiig-pool. '.  "Have him out of the water, then!"  roared Mr. Carnegie.  And so they had him out. Actually  dripping and clad only in a blanket, the  wretched man was brought back to the  east.lo on tlie run, borne into the con-  scrt-room and plumped down on the organ stool. It was just time, for the  word passed that the King's carriage  was coming up the driveway.    An im-.  asp set with emeralds and small bril  iants, weight of pearls about 4,050  grains. For this superb necklace, said  :o be the finest which has ever occurred in the auction room, bidding started at ��10,000, and at ��20,000 it fell to  Mr.   Robinson.  The next highest price was ��3,150,  which Mr. Arbit gave for a rope of  234 graduated pearls- of fine Orient,  i\ith single brilliant snap. A pair of  iouton pearls mounted as earrings  .vere purchased by Mr. Drayson for  ��2,550, and a pearl and brilliant stom-  icher of large brilliants, with five bou-  ton pearls down the centre, and a border of pear-shaped pearls, was knbek-  :d clown to Mr. Harris for ��1,850.  Other lots were a brilliant trailing  tower-spray ornament, with large fine  Brilliants forming the centre of the  flowers, thirteen inches long�����610  (Crichton) ; a brilliant collet necklace',  :omposed of 31 large graduated brilliants�����1,080 (Harris) ; a brilliant  rose-spray brooch or hair ornament,  jied with ribbon, with three fine bril-  Sants forming flower centres�����280  (Harris).  A ruby and brilliant suite, purchased  it the sale of the French Crown jewels in 1887 consisted of the following:  A trailing flower-spray ornament-dc-  corsage. with seven large and six  smaller rubies�����1,260.  A bracelet, with a ruby and brilliant  cluster centre�����165.  A pair of large ruby and brilliant  -luster tarrings�����480.  An emerald and brilliant'suite consisted ot the following :���A tour-de-  corsagc,' with row of eleven large  graduated collet brilliants and three  iarge emeralds down the centre of two'  rows of cJose'y-sct brilliants�����2,350.  A hair ornament, .with a large oval  emerald in lire centre�����400.  A bracelet set with seven brilliants���  ��530.  A   brooch    composed    of   a   large  square-shaped emerald, with four brilliants at the sides�����400.  Another, similar�����500.  berary lend Books teechin Matthownmt-  tics, to Outside your Citic? I want Onile  Books on Mallhewmattics, as I am all  right on spellin and am a purty good  Grarumatlcian if 1 do say it Miscf. I  .kin spell and G-ramm'arizo but Malthew-  inattics is one too Much for Mc."  A country vicar discovered not long  ago that one of his male servants was in  the habit"of stealing his potatoes, llu  mentioned the fact to his curate, and  uskod- advice. "Well," replied tho curate, "of course you must remember what  the Bible says: 'If any- man take away  thy. coat, lot him have thy cloak also.'"  'T sec," mused the vicar. "Well, in this  case, as tho man takes my potatoes, I'd  bettor give 'him the suck!-'  When Br!' Loronz, the distinguished  surgeon, received the degree of doctor of  laws from Northwestern University' he  said, iu acknowledging tho compliment:  "I had the degree of imperial royal counselor of the Government from the Emperor Francis Josef. I think I am the  worst counselor of government to bo  found: In-receiving this degree of doctor of laws, I am tlie worst doctor of  laws in the world. But it seems nowadays that the less a man knows tho  greater is Oiis degree."  , A Pittsburg physician was visited tho  other day by a very nervous man, who  had dropped in to secure medical advice.  After a brief examination, tho doctor  said thero was nothing much the matter with his visitor. "Take a tonic and  dismiss from your mind all that lends  lo worry you," concluded the-physician.  Several months later the patient received  a hill for eighteen dollars, together with  a polite request to "please remit." This  is the reply the nervous man made:  "Dear Doctor���I have taken a tonie and  your advice. Your bill tends to worry  mc, and so I dismiss it from my mind."  E. S. Willard administered a wcll-dc-  served rebuke to some theater-goers of  Hartford, Conn., at a matinee the other  day, when, just before the last. act,  many of those occupying - boxes and  front seats decided that thoy had divined the climax and rose to leave. The  disturbance was marked. Willard stopped  suddeuly, and, holding up his hand  for silence, said: "I have stopped tho  play in order that those who arc desirous of leaving may do so, and leave oth;  ers to that which is their right���undisturbed attention.",, Those who were seated applauded, and the disturbers sank  into their seats abashed.  Oliver Wendell Phillips, the abolitionist, never permitted a.negro slave to wait  on him. It is related that one clay while  in Charleston, S.C., 'he came late to tho  dinner-table at his hotel, and'when a negro attempted to serve him, he asked:  "'How long have -you been a slave?" "I.  ain't got no time to talk about dem foolish questions," the slave replied, '"'will  only five minutes for dinner." Mr. Phillips told the slave to leave the room,  that ho would not lot him serve him at  the table; that he would wait on himself. "1 can't do dat, suh," said the waiter, "'cause 1 is 'sponsible for de silhor  on de table, suh!"  The thriftincss of- a London shopkeep-  - cr is illustrated in a story told of a dry-  goods dealer. The merchant was of an  excitable temperament, and on hearing  his assistant say to a customer, "No, we  have not had any for a long time," was  unable to countenance such an admission. He fixed his eye on the assistant,  and said to the customer: "We have  plenty 'in reserve, ma'am, plenty upstairs." The customer looked dazed for  a moment, and the shopkeeper did not  seem happy when his assistant; informed  him that the customer was speaking  about the weather, and liad remarked,  '"We haven't had any rain lately."  There is a story of a man of seventy  who, when ho was asked if his father  lived to be an old-man, replied that his  father was upstairs putting his grandfather to 'bed. Thero is another sotting  of this old stoiy���old enough to be new  ���which is told by the New York  "Times" as coming from a Southern  senator, who was explaining how healthy  his part of the State is: A mountaineer,  niHoly-two years old, and his wife of  ninety wore returning from the funeral  of their eldest child, who had died at  the age of seventy-one. As they discussed their los3 in deep grief, the wife  said: "I always told you, John, that wc  should never raise that child."  At a Maine educational convention  Rev. Nathaniel Butler, formerly;" president, of Colby College, but at present  professor of English -literature in. tho  University'of Chicago, was down for an  .address. As he was about to speak, Hon.  VV. \V. Stetson, state superintendent of  schools, said to him: "Doctor, i3 your  address like a cat's tail?" "How i3  that?" asked Br. ���Butler."- "Why,- fur to  tlie end," replied Mr. Stetson. *Dr. Jjut-  ler smiled appreciatively, Jiut kept .silence. He opened his address-by saying,  "Your .superintendent, just asked me ii  my address was to bo iikc a cat's tail���  fur lo the end. 1 assure him that it is'  like a dog's tail���bound to occur."  Mrs. Langtry's Gowns.  A professional modiste thus describes  Mrs. Langliy1* gowns in "The Crossings:"  Ail tho Langtry skirts aro 'full,  fathered' on the bolt at tho waist, and  111 arc of clinging materials. Tho sapphire blue in the third act is a wonder.  Its curious shade is produced by the  flraplug of an odd colored bluish-green  not over a changeable blue and green  taircta silk. The effect simulates t'ho  richest sapphire velvet, without having  Its oulkiness or weight. The net is full  and plain from the waist line to the  hips; where it is latticed with rows of  liurge black sequins to the bottom of the  Bkirt. At the various points where this  lattice intersects, black silk roses, with  glittering black sequins as centers, appear, and lend a wonderful richness to  the dress. Tho bodice is slightly fulled  into tho belt, which is a regulation girdle of soft silk, pointed top and bottom  In front and narrow and straight in the.  back, whore it fastens. The top is low  in cut, showing the actress's fine back)  and is 'finished with "pointed capes, two  in front and two in the back, which fall  fret: quite lo the waist. 'i.iescare  trimin.'d with tho roses and black sequins. The sleeves'are short iu front  ��nd fall long in the back in exquisite  bits of scintillating drapery, through  which the pink flesh gleams. , No nock  jewels are worn with this costume, and  only a few rings���sapphires , and diamonds.  Tlie cloak which completes  this won-  aven't  Possibly   You  Noticed It, but-Othst  ers Have.  r. Agnews  r.  Catarrh, if neglected, soon develops ,  into ihe chronic form, accompanied by  "the most . nauseating and disgusting"  symptoms. Dr.- Agnew's Catarrhal,  Powder is a specific for curing .Colds, ���  Coughs, Deafness, Headache, S'ora  Throat, Tonsilitis, Cold in the Head, Influenza and all other diseases of the nose  and throat. Mr. C. Spooner, a literary  man, tfnd editor of the- Kingston News,  Ontario, writes: "I was troubled with  constant headache, and used almost  eyery concoction sold 'under the name  of 'Headache Cure' without obtaining-  any relief whatever. At last I heard of  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, and  thought to give it a trial, although having but little faith in its curative action,  I was at once relieved and after using it  but a short time almost entirely free,  from the disorder."  ���Do You Suffer from Stomach Disorder? '���  If so, your liver is probably not work-  derful toilet is of black shirred chiffon  ing properly.   Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills,.  and net, made over a sapphire blue satin   purely vegetable, rapidiy,induce healthy  lining of the exact shade of the gown  The collar is a fluffy mass of black ruffles and plaitings, and the entire bottom of its long skirt is made up of row  after 'row of 'double ruchings, and shir-  rings.  A delicate blue neglige, matching the  color of Mrs. Langtry's eyes, is perhaps  the most becoming of her toilets. The  bodice,, of this creation falls quite  straight from the bust, with a long bias  seam up the front. A wide blue satin  ribbon is passed directly around the bust  and tied in a huge bow at the left front  side, leaving wide ends falling to the  feet. The neck is medium low in cut,  and perfectly-round, finished by three  alternating rows of satin-pipings and  white chiffon sliirrings. The white chif-  ���fon is also let into insertions-to trim the  very wide "angel", fop sleeves, which fall  gradefully over Hie' smaller pull's of  white net that form the elaborate under-  sleevcs. The latter have deep cull's buttoning to the wristband made entirely of  pipings, a dozen or more in number, applied on white1 net. Turquoises and diar  monds are worn with this costume.  The white water-lily ��� gown, made of  wliitc net, showing green graduated rayons at intervals up and down the skirt,  is "exquisite. The bottom fulness of the  skirt is a mass of yellow and blackhearted water lilies, with green-colored  netals, outlined in silver spangles of 11  chill finish. The leaves of the lilies .are  made of'white chenille, and stand out 111  -exquisite relief. The bodice shows the  same capelike effect 'back and front already described, with only slight modifications. The capes are made of rare  lace, on which lilies and leaves are embroidered. The graduated flounces which  form the sleeves arc also of this material. The most charming and novel feature of tlie" bodice, however, is the soft  silver fringe which is united in some  mysterious way with the lace and falls  over the arms and in stunning festoons  over the bust to the waist line.  With this Mrs. Langtry, who is not at  all partial to hats, wears three clusters of  scarlet berries in her hair and a handsome opera cloak of white chiffon, with  pink rose petal trimming in the form of  a huge boa about the collar and down  the front. The cloak shows the most  curious shirring about the sleeves and  across the back at irregular intervals.  The only hat in which she appears is a  pink chiffon affair trimmed with a  wreath of a dozen or more deep pink-  hearted full-blown roses. It is of medium-  size, and droops slightly in front, while  a pink satin chou raises it slightly from  hor hair at the left side.  The gown with which she wears this  is of pink chiffon over silk. The skirt  is trimmed with three ruffles of pink lace,  headed by ruches made of tiny pink  chiffon roses, and the bodice is trimmed  in the same manner. This pink lace is  also an innovation with which New  york is not yet familiar. It is not so  very pretty, but it has tho charm of  novelty.  The  handsomest  jewel  Mrs.  Langtry  wears is a pendant attached to a slender .  gold chain which just encircles her fine I  throat.    This has one large yellow cen- j  ter diamond of wonderful brilliancy, sur- j  rounded by many others, the entire pen- >  dant being about the size  of a  silver |  quarter.   Her rings are magnificent, particularly   those   of   emeralds   and   diamonds j "but she wears only one brooch���  a huge fleur-de-lis of diamonds.    . The  necklace and chains and butterflies and  pins, which formed so conspicuous a feature of ner adornment on her last America-atrip, are left in her jewel box.  action and restore the entire systein, to  normal condition. 40 doses.xo'cts. No.ST  "When  I  rejected  DicK   he-   didn't!  leem a bit put out.   I can't understand'.  It."  "Well I can. Dick Is used to It. He>  lsed to write poetry and get a dozen  ���ejections every week."���Chicago Newa,  ,  = '     , i&c!  The Awfu!  Twinges ol  t   Rheumatism    fWSean  Age in Youth.  tteue  811  Six -  flours,  Ointments,   Salves   and   Lotions  aro  positively   worthless   for   Rheumatism.  Get at   the cause���the.   blood���and by  purifying  that,  restore  the system' to a  clean,  healthful  condition.   -XI"'�� Great  South American Rheumatic Cure relieves in  six  hours and'cures in one to ���  three    days    Muscular   and    Articular  Rheumatism,   Inflammatory    Rheuma--  tism, Lumbago, Neuralgia, Sciatica, and   '  any affections of the joints and muscles  arising from impure blood.    Mr. F. E.  Wright of Toronto, Canada,  writes:   "I  suffered  almost constantly with Neuralgia   and  Rheumatism.    I ��� used  several  remedies, but nothing seemed to relieve  the pam until I tried  South American  Rheumatic Cure.    After u-,ing a  few   \  bottles  of   'Rheumatic  Cure' and   also  'Nervine Tonic,' I  was wholly cured."-  Pain in the Region of the kidney?.  Pain anywhere is a danger signail'-  Pain in the region of the kidrieys, means*,  that they are. not workis? proper!'.-..  The Great So-th American Kidney  Cure restores these organs to a heatihv"  working state, ^ 53  life,  I'-foJll One 1'oint of Virw.  ' "So she has refused you?" said tha  Dative.  " "She has.", replied the titled but impecunious  foreigner. _      .  "Ah, well," said the native consolingly, "a disappointment in love "  "Hardly that," Interrupted the titled foreigner. "Rather a disappoint-  mehtiin  business."���Chicago Post.  The dry tongue occurs most frequently in fever and indicates a nervous prostration or depression.  A white tongue is diagnostic simply  of the feverish condition, with perhaps a sour stomach. When it is moist  and yellowish brown  it shows  disor  dered digestion.    Dry and brown in-  A   brilliant   necklace,   composed   of ' dlcates a low state of the system, pos-  ninctccn open square-shaped  graduat-    sibly typhoid.  :d links�����520.  When the tongue Is dry and red and  smooth, look out for inflammation,  gastic or intestinal.  ?  Rear Admiral Frank Wildes, who  died recently, used to be fond of telling of a great start that a Boston  clergyman once gave his congregation.  "I was born in Boston," Admiral  Wildes would say, "and in my boyhood  attended church there. Well, at church  one Sunday, morning there was, it  ���cems, a couple to be married aftei  the service. The minister made the  announcement . in this way :���'The  parties that arc to be joined in matrimony will present themselves immediately after the singing of hymn No.-  245, Mistaken Souls That Dream of  H.cayen.'"  '"-i^sA"* Vyy*1'"^  ���>.-���: .-><Sy  ��  The world  contains an  oyersupply  of average man.  The gold handled by adentlstis always at a premium.  l,Jv  The Gate to Health  is a hale heart, and the,better the blood  pump the more vigorous the vitality.  Some know they have weak hearts l,  others only know that they're ill and 1  don't suspect the heart.  But cure the heart cures every part.  No heart is too sound; ninety-nine out ,  of a hundred are disordered or diseased.  Doctors do not gel lo (lie heart of the  subject; to be effective thar. is what medicine must do.  Dr. AGNEW'S HEAtfT CURE.  enthrones health where disease reigned,  in the great center of the system, the  heart.   Then good blood pumps in  full  measure,   sends   new    life   quivering j  through every organ and tissue of the  body. It means newoourage, new cheer, '  1 a new lease of life.  Dr. AC NEWS PILLS  scavengers ot the dij.r-:.stive system and  healers of the disordered apparatus.  Purely vegetable and mild, forty doses  for ten cents. One-fu'ih the price of. the  next best coinpetlng'pill. 13 N  ATLIN-   B.. C,     SATURDAY,    A PR IT,  '5.   'IQ03.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  jCluiroli  ol Hijjrlmiil:  St. Martin's Cliiirch, cor. Third and Trniii-  or streets. Sunday services, Matins ut 11 u.  m., Kvensoiiff 1:30 p.m. Celebration of Holy  Communion, 1st Sunday in eueli month and  nn Special occasions. Sunday School, Sunday at X p. in. Coinmittco Meetings, 1st  Tliui'bduy in each month.  ltov. b". I,. Stephenson, Rector.  St. Andrew's L'l-esli.vlnrinn Cliiirch hold  services in tlie Cliui'cli on Second Street.  Morning stM-vice al II ovrniiiji service 7:'-!0  Sunday School at t lie close of the morning  kervici*. Hnv. li. Tni-Uiiiiiton, MinUtei'.- Free  ltcailiiid ltnoni, to which all tire welcome  WANTED ��� Correspondents in  every section of tire district. Enquire at the Claim for particulars.  We received a telegram, last Saturday night announcing' that Editor Hirschfeld had taken a junior  partner���a baby girl. Let us hope  that the arrival of'new blood into  the editorial sanctum will do much  to smooth the arbitrary policy said  to permeate the columns of The  Claim by some "non-subscribers."  Full line of Wall Paper at E. L.  Pillman & Co.'s ' ,   '  L. P. Muirhead and his brother  returned from Seattle this week.  Louis Muirhead purposes doing a  little prospecting on Birch creek,  prior to lhe opening of navigation.  He is watching the Tauana rush,  and if the excitement continues he  may spend the summer there.  J. H. Brownlee returned Tuesday evening. He slates that work  on the property of lhe Otter Creek  Hydraulic Co.'s property will be  commenced at the earliest possible  moment. Mr. Hewitt, a man of  wide experience, who accompanied  Mr. Brownlee, will be foreman of  the work.  There is more solid comfort in a  cup of Blue'' Ribbon Tea than in a  gallon of most beverages.  Now is the time to order your  printed Stationery���Letter Heads,  Account Forms, Statements or Envelopes ��� The Claim Office can  supply your wants.  Many new faces have been seen  in town this week, and many of Lhe  old timers are returning from their  winter migration. Atlin has had  quite a lively appearance of late.  Sixty-five cents per pair Ladies'  Misses' and Boys' Rubbers at  Blackelt & Co.'s  Fresh stock of Imported aud Domestic Cigars at C, R. Bourne's.  Oranges, Lemons and. Apples���  McDonald's Grocery.  Mr. A. Kaye has returned 'to  Atlin aud has taken up his old  position as assayer for the Bank of  Commerce.  The first of 'the season^ crop of  oranges at E. L. Pillman & Co.'s.  A. C. Hirschfeld has beeu elected a member of the Executive Committee of Vancouver branch of the  B. C. Mining Association.  Spring Cleaning-Get your Wall  Paper and House Lining from J. A.  Fraser & Co.  A Concert and Dance will be  given in Discovery orr Friday, May  8th, in aid ..of the Fire Fund. Full  particulars in next week's issue.  A meeting was   held last night  at Discovery  of those in  favor of  forming   a  branch   of  the  B.   C.  Mining,   Association.      Some   60 [  miners signed tlie roll. R. A.  Lambert filled the chair and Harry  Brown acted as Secretary. Committees were appointed to increase  the membership prior to permanent  organization, on Saturday evening  next.  ���Blue Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  pure.1���It is sold in all the stores in  Atlin, '.  1-1. M. ,Babb, Secretary of the  Columbia Mining ��� Company, who  has been hcre: for the last eight  months,-left for his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday last.  Mr. Babb takes with him a very  high opinion of Atlin and its possibilities. Before leaving he- purchased the Snowshoe group on  Gold Run from O. Belliveau.  Gents' Furnishings, Boots and  Shoes at cost.- A chance to outfit  for very little money, C. D. Newton's, Discovery.  Slaughter prices on Ladies',  Men''' and Children's Shoes al  Closing Out-Sale.���Blackett & Co.  ���w  e  are going out -of Business.,, Ottr  Stock must' be sdld by- the' opening of navigation.. We have a  large dine of Mens  Goods,    including  MEN'S   UNDERWEAR,  Furnishing  FEDORA HATS  OVERSHIRTS,  STETSON HATS,  DRY  Etc.*  Easter Meeting.  The  Annual  Vestry  Meeting of  the Church of England  was   held  on Monday evening last, 20th inst,  when   the   following officers were  elected for the ensuing year :  Rector's Warden, J. K. Shirley;  People's Warden, A. Kaye; Secy.-  Treasurer, C. R. Bourne; Sidesmen, Messrs. Woods, Grime and  Neville.  FINE    SHOES, in different weights,  GOODS,        BLANKETS,        .Etc.,  All of which  can be "bought  below  cost.  BOM'T   OVERLOOK   THIS  Come and look  around.        You will surely see something  you need and on which you will save money,   ,  BLACKETT & CO.  Hci$$eB!  9  D1XCN  BROTHERS,  ���- ���������-;   Proprietors  Pool   &   Billiards,   Free.  Freighting and Teaming.        jt , *    Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  A Summer Resort.  As briefly announced last week,  Mr. George F'indley has taken over  the Dawson Hotel at Taku, from  Tom Hinchcliffe. Mr. Findley informs us that he intends to remodel  t  the hotel, adding to it improvements with the view of making it  a first class house, as well as an  attractive one for summer visitors  and lovers of sport. He will provide boats for the use of anglers or  pleasure seekers. Mr. Findley desires us to assure his patrons of a  warm welcome whenever they  would visit him.  UaiKOttw General Store,  ��� - **-m -*���   Dealers in   Provisions,   Dry Goods, Etc.,  A.   S.   Gross   &   Co.  DRINK THE BEST ���   .  "NABOB    TEA."  In Lead Packets 01 1/.-\\j and 1 lb each.  For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &  Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  A Boon to the Thirsty!  The Pine Tree.  The dining room of the Pine  Tree Hotel, Discovery, has just  been opened for the season. Mrs.  Hinchcliffe is in charge of the culinary arrangements, which is a  guarantee of their.excellence. An  addition to the Hotel premises will  be commenced immediately ; this  will consist of a large dining room  and kitchen, with bedrooms above.  For a good  square   meal  go  to  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant.  Brinks,   2  for   a   Quarter*  Commencing Monday, April  20Q1, I will cut prices on all my goods at  the    LELAND    HOTEL.        I  have  a large stock of First Cass  Goods and intend to dispose of them at Cost.        This' is strictly a  Closing Out Sale.        Goods must be disposed of by July 1st.  .Hotel Building for Sale���No Reasonable Offer Refused.  E.'P. QUEEN.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest temperature recorded  for   the week ending 24th inst, is  as follows :  April 18 . 9 above  ,19       ���'���'���.   ;. it    ,  :   >yzo .    y ��� 15      ,"���   .  ,21 ....    24    .    ,  ... 22 ���"��� 35      >  --.'23   ' . 28      ,  ,,24 ���..        22      ,  FOR   SALE���AT  A    BARGAIN���  A  complete hydraulic plant, consisting of:  260 ft., 18 in. steel pipe  684   ,    14 ,  821   ,    11^        ,  600   ,10,        ,  1 reducer, 22 to 18 inch  1      do       18 to 14 inch  t      do   .   u1/: to 10. inch  1 iSrinch elbow  ��� i 14-inch     ,  .1 Ti^-in.-   ,'  2 6-inch monitors  1 n-inch water gate,  Etc., Etc.  The plant has been in use, but is  guaranteed in first class condition.  For terms, etc., F.O.B. cars, call  or write this Office.  Prices for the Season 1903.  Rough, up to 8 inches, $35.  do       do     10      ,,        40.  do       do     12      ,,        45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  ���ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS���  yThe following Sailings are announced for the month of March,  leaving Skagway, at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the' train :  Princess May, April, 7, 17 & 27  For further information,  apply or  ' write to   H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway, Alaska.  uuunmiugungiufi


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