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 K&*aa*B*emt��*^^  I'  f.f i  i.  153  I  1^  p  fe  r-"  VOL.  ATLIN,  B. C,   SATURDAY.    -AUGUST    15,    1903.  NO. 'J13.  THE - PREMIER.  Visits the Atlin  Mining .Co.  on.McKee   Creek.  R. D. Fetherstonha'ug'h Provos I-Ilm-  ��� self A Royal  Host Visitors  Pick Up'Gold in Quantities.  'At the kind invitation of Mr.  R. D. FeUieistonhaugh, in'auagei  of the Atlin Mining Co. The  lion. Richard McBridc, Piemier  and Minister of Lands-and Works,  thelion. A. E. McPliiliips, Attorney  Geneial and Mr. W. McNeill, assistant to tlie Minister of Lands and  Works, accompanied ,by a large  concourse of the most influential  lesidents ii. the community, left on  the Scotia Thursday morning to  pay a visit to the Atliu Mining Co's  hydraulic mine on McKee Creek.  Arriving at the mouth of McKee  the party' disembarked, a stage,  taken up for the purpose, drove  part of the guests tip to the mines,  whilst many preferred the really  - 'pleasant walk. ,     '    ~   -  ,, On arriving, . the  ' guests   were  " "soon busy trying their luck 011 bed  rock,and without exception ever}'  "one in the party  succeeded in  getting a few nuggets which they will  s guard with  care as  a souvenir ol  .the occasion.'  The visitors were greatly impressed with the Company's workings and were evidently surprised  at the .quantity of" gold in sight.  An abundant and excellent dinner was served in the company's  niessroorn at which ample justice  was done to the cook's tasty  preparations. After satisfying the  inner,,man, cigars weie served and  toasts drank to the Host, the  Premier, and the Attorney General.  The Premier, iu replying to the  toast made reference to the pioperty  and the district and remarked that  the Atlin Mining "Co.'s property  was one of the most prominent  mines operating in British Columbia  and that Atlin was ,the Greatest  Gold Mining Division ofB. C, he  ��� paid high compliment to the pluck  and energy displayed by Mr.  Fetherstonhaugh' who had in spite'  of divers opinions expressed in the  earlier stage of his ��� operations,  proved the property to be a valuable  one and had made it a dividend  producing  investment.  The Attorney General, Judge  Henderson and other speakers  followed. Mr. R. D. Fetherstonhaugh replied in well ehoscn words  with his usual modesty, remarking  that he had today the making of a  great mine which was today woik-  ing at a profit.  A pleasant drive back to the  Scotia which brought the guests  back to Atlin concluded a very  pleasant , and instructive 'tiip,  thouroughly enjoyed  by one and  all 1 who .vveie theie. Too much  cannot be said ot Mi. Fetherstonhaugh as a host and the party  were unanimous in voting him a  royal good, icllow.  The following is a list of tho invited guests: J. A Fraser, Gold  Commissionci, His 'Hon. 'Judge  Henderson, A. IX ��� Bclye'a, K. C:  J. P. Rogers,' Supt. W. P': Ry.,  J. R. Vancleve, ' I. W,. Dudley J.  Lipscombe, I-I. Bl ( Dunn, "A".  Hiischfeld/S.'II. Pluinbe," A.  Kappele. 11. Jamicson' and \V.  Grant. ,   -  .        '  C.  T.  P.  The   Campaign   Begins.-  A well attended meeting was  held iu the A. O. U. W; Hall, .Atlin,  to hear the Hon. Richaid McBii&e,  Premier, and"/the   Hon.    A.   ~B,*.  1 r r 3  McPhillips, Attorney General address the electors of this District.  Dr. Young'was in the chair and  introduced ,the Premeir, when au  urgent call from the Hospital,  caused him to ask Mr. A.'S. Crops  to take his place. *?  , The Premier, /who was welcomed  with great .'enthusiasm, outlined  the policy of the Conservative party  and expounded his views on the  political situation and asked "the  electors to supportlhe Conservative  party which had appealed to the  country for endorsatiou on Party  Lines.  The Attorney General gave a  clear, logical speech in favor of  the present Conservative Government which he claimed would stand  loyally by the local men, especially  the miner aud piospector, and with  a man like the Hon. Premier, as  head of the part}' and a friend of  the Distiict, he thought that the  electors should give him the opportunity of ruling the Province  for the next four years.  The meeting terminated by  giving three good hearty cheers for  the Premier and the singing of the  National Anthem.  The   Premiers   Tour of the  Province.  The Hon. Richard McBride  Premier and Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works accompanied by  the Hon. A-E. McPhillips, Attorney  General, arrived iu Atlin last  Wednesday morning. -   ,  Included in the Premieis party is  Mr. Wm. McNeill, assistant to the  Ministerof Lands aud Works.  Mr. McBride left Victoi ia about  two weeks ago and visited the  Skcena constituency befoie coming  here. Meetings were held in the  inteiest of Mr. Charles Clifford,  conservative candidate for * the  Skeena Division at Bella Coola.  Hagcusburg. and Port Essington  at all ' of which addresses were  deliveied by the  conservative can  didate and b> the Premier and-the  'Attorney Geneial.  All of those meetings weie enthusiastically in favor of the Con-  seivalive Nominee and there is no  doubt whatever but that Air.  Clifford will be leturnetl by a very  laige majoiity.  Pievious to embaiking on this  not them tiip the Premier accom-  pained by Mr., McNeill made a  tour'of the Kootenay's East and  West and he is confident' of .victory  for the Conseivalive Party.  " While' 'in -Atlin, l'Mr. McBride  will also look into the question of  betlei rpadi facilities for this district together''with other 'matters  which are of vital   interest to  the  f  camp.        < i        '',",',  This,is not Mr. McBride's first  visit to the, camp' as he" was here  for a few mouths in 1899 and^ is  well and favorably known to many  of the old timers.  Latest Telegrams.  MCKEE CREEK:  The Atlin .Mining Co.. Bring  :-, Down --Another 50 lbs.'  The  Result of 8.1-2 Days Work  With Only One Monitor in use.  Bigger Clean-ups in Sight.'  Air. Fetherstonhaugh, Manager  of the Atlin Mining ,Co., brought  down 6oo ounces of gold, representing the return for au eight arid  one-half days' run on their McKee  Creek property.  The gold was'all of a very coarse  nuggety character aud our visiting  friends from Pennsylvania, at the  invitation of Mr. Fetheistonhaugh,  had the pleasure of seeing this last  clean-up spread out in the office of  the Bank of Commerce. The approximate value of the gold is  about $10,000.  Vancouver 13th.���Pius ';���:. had  severe fainting fit on Tuesday.  Weakness due to exacting ccremon--  ics. ,  _ -   ,',  Ottawa.���Last Tueday, Mr.  Blair spoke foi four hours against  Railway policy government. . He  saidtrans-contiutenlal scheme was  cnteied into without' full consideration.       '  Victoria ,14.���'Capt. John'Irving  says today that he would run for  Atliu if the conservative convention  so decided.  , Toronto."���Big' Conservativc.pic-  nic held at Hanlans Point Toronto  la^t Wednesday. Ontario speakers  said Ontario was anxious foi federal - elections. Messrs. Peter,  Whitney, Clarke, , Robliii, Olser.  Gamey, Pope, Pelletier and others  spoke.  Thugs In Seattle.  Thomas Lippy, the* Klondyke  capitalist Was held' up by two men  in his own home at Seattle last  week,  beaten  and some "Woneyl^.Oiie^of the  burglars, Ge'orgeV-Vanhurst, .was  arrested and .made^a confession.  Yellow Jacket Mine.  The stamp, mill will next week,'  commence crushing ore from the'  Yellow Jacket Mine 011 Pine Creek,  as the quartz is kuovvn to be rich  it is expected that a good sized  lirick will soon be taken off the  plates.  Choynski   Wins   Back  Laurels. ,  His  Dawson,���Joe Chcynski knocked  out Nick Burley in the seventh  round. The fight was fast and  furious from the first round and at  the 5th and 6th round it looked  like Burley's winning.  In the seventh both men were  bleeding badly; Joe lauded a  terrible swing on Burley's left jaw  putting him down and out. ,  Before  His;,  Honor  Henderson.  Judge  Since His Honor Judge Henderson arrived in Atlin the following  cases have been disposed  of.  Northern Lumber Co. V Sam  Johnson, action for $134.38 debt.  Judgment for defendant.  Grant for Plaintiff, Garrett for  Defendant.  Roselli V Ford. Action for $40  debt. Judgement Jbr Plainliff "for  $20. Kappele for Plaintiff Gauett  for Defendant.  (   Smith  V  Ruffuer   and    Banon.  Action for rent and damages.  The trial occupied one day.  Judgment reserved. Kappele and  Grant for Plaintiff, Garrett for  Defendant.  Miller V Ruffner and  Talbot.  This action is oneof vital interest  to the camp in geneial, involving  as it does a question of the powers  of the Gold Commissioner under  the Act as amended, as well as calling in question the practice adopted  in the office of the Mining Recorder.  The trial lasted three days and  and after heating argument by  Counsel, His Honor reserved  Judgment.  Kappele and Giant ior  Plaintiff, "  Sawer.s foi Defendant   Palmer  and  Ganett for Defendant Talbot.    ���  <���'<,  ' .V7  - -X  '-'   3  I'  Jt &  ��S-         (-%  -r' *���  r "t  ,  v *���  I     (��������  +r  >n\  -' ��'*.-  -Vt  ^V j (  -  '>   *     \  j \��  f  ���>  **u.  ><c  */"t~l  '���'li  i  k  ���1  <ri'i  SKSr.  iaB&agBraaauJSaiiSS^^  BBS  3Hrtnffrirraacgaga����ii.w,..lli.....^^riw ���i  The Models'of Paris!*  ' ���Where there ari painters there must  f�� model3, and in l'��ris, where the artis-  Ho population, is the largest and most  Doemopolitan in ,the world, the models, if  Ihey could be wrought together in'-'one  company, would make a little world of  wmall comedies and large tragedies,"  writes Virginia Blanchaxd in the "English Illustrated Magazine."  ' "As a rule, ihey know one another  ��nJy as other people do, according to^  their common successes and common fail-'  tires. The better class women of the profession���that is, those whose gifts have  earned for them the honor of posing for  gtreat painters���always say in reply to  'enquiries, 'Oh,'I don't know any models!'  bi a tone whioh says, 'My dear sir,  though <my beauty is suoh I cannot escape the importunities of painters, and I  have_ consented to make the world the  happier for my having been created, still,  pxm must not make the mistake of supposing me to be an ordinary model.' Her  ease is an exceptional one. I have  known a great many exceptional oases;  In fact, there is quite a colony of them.  "Before the mists are scattered along  Hue Duperre by a tardy'sun rising above  ' the'white towers of Sacrc Coeur, on the  heights of Montmartre, when the goat-  bend, in' his blue smock and sabots, has  driven his flock before the wild music of  ' bis pipe along Hue des Martyrs beyond  Ifontmartre, into suburban Paris, there  - Is  a,1 gathering  of the  brotherhood  of  , models around the fountain of Place Pig-  '' alle.    They gather there every Monday  morning of the year.   It is an old cus-  '.lom of the quarter, the origin of which  Sb forgotten in the melee of traditions.  ' ''"It is a strange 'group of humanity,  ihese models, in. their varied and eccentric costumes. Velveteens, long cloaks  '{which drape, the figure -with a certain  picturesque grace), wide soft hats, and  long Oiadr seem to be the accepted mode,  as well as the peasant's costume of Italy,  which the women sometimes wear. The  men who possess costumes usually cairry  them in a bag of bright stuff under their  r long cloaks. ,< <-  ."The . commanding Raphael, whose  name, no ndoubt, was chosen after his  icihoice of profession, occupies the central  ' position, partly by reason of his great  height and also because het is a bulwark  around which the weaker members cling.  He is to a limited extent a born tragedian. His natural pose is one of uncom-  prottnising fierceness. Hej the mildest-  liearted of old poseurs, would make a  splendid model for a bandit, with his  fierce brows, long wild locks and beard.  "A'little paitheilc, faded, grimy figure  l>y his side is 'grand mere,' as they call  ber, an old, gray-haired woman, still hugging the illusions of her youth, and waiting in the tawdry splendor of her national costume for the painters who  ,wsed to celebrate her, and who have long  Bince passed by for the last time. Tlie  kindly Raphael taps his brow significantly, and murmurs 'Bile-est folle!'  - ' "And that little rogue Jean Dagnano-  otf the glorious melancholy eyes! It is  not often that Jean joins the group at  the Place, for he is a much-requested  model,   and his  engagements are  made  , ahead, but sometimes he comes looking  like a little old man in his long trousers,  much  too big for' him, and great  hat  .which reposes comically over his ears.  But even in those absurd clothes he has  a certain charm���the union of the ludicrous with the beautiful.  "Tho young Madonna but recently  come from the vineyards of Italy, her  brown cheeks still warm with Southern  Bunshme, has learned the value of a  sweetly maternal expression, and is always provided with an enfant of the  iproper age, even when she must rent it!  "The painter descends from his 'heights  at an early hour, and proceeds slowly to  the Place. He appears in the distance!  flPhe curtain has risen, the play has be-'  gun!  '.���Raphael, with a step forward, tosses  ���his fcefcd and knits his shaggy brows into  their fiercest expression; the elder Dag-  nono turns his martyred eyes heavenward; the Madonna rests hers tenderly  . on the infant for whom she is paying q  /nunc a day; the short man with the  , Jbnshy hair, whose figure shed of its  strange garments is u model of athletic  Ipower, turns his back (which is his good  point) and demands a light of his gay  friendF If it ds all acting dt is not bad  wt. Each performer 'has perfected his  role in this one-act pantomime of the  streets until it rivals the performances of  the Odeonl The happy model who walks  away in the footsteps-of the velveteoned,  long-haired paintrr of the quarter is as  renl in his part as is his patron. And.  after all, it is such a pleasing, prett*  part! Who would essay to separate th^  real from the make-believe; the sentiment from tho color of it; the passion  from tihe show of it, in delightful Paris!  "It is all art; and if in the pursuit of  the beautiful they forget'the truth, if  the original idea is lost'in the thousand  seductive bypat/hs Of art, still we have,  once or twice in a century, a Millet or a  Rodin to sound a recall to the stern  Motiher."  *       Expensive.  It yraa .a .beautiful evening in the  Spring of 2001. The moon shone pale  and transcendent in the clouds above,  and as the two lovers sat close together,  no sound was heard save the stealthy  tread of the one spectator to their tryst.  The young man pressed tho-maiden to  hie heart, and turning her face to his,  was about to kiss her, when she drew  back.  "Darling," she asked anxiously, "what  ia ihe tax ort kisses?"  "One dollar each," he observed grimly,  "but I don't care if my salary is mortgaged up to next Christmas. I'm desperate for a kiss."  "Don't!" she said pleadingly. "The  tax assessor' is watching our every  movement and is ready to chalk it down.  You know, even now, it is costing yoa  fifty cents an hour to he with' me."  "I know It!" exclaimed her lover, "but,  tny darling, aside from our own cramped  tnanoes, you know the trusts must lnrjv  Bjie head of the Lovers' Trust is only  frorth eight trillions, < and suppose we  ���hould go out of business! Why, his  dividends might he cut down. No, no.  l-iet us love, even if (he tax is raised to a  iollar an hour and there, is no bread in  the house. I must lie true to my country's best inteivsts."  "You are right," she said, yielding to  ��is superior mind.  And as their lips irr-t in a long, linger-  ��g dollar kiss, the legislciing machine,  planted twenty fept b.:ck"of them, clicked  tut its ominous sound, showing that  John Jones, American citizen, had (been  locked for one kiss by the United  States Amalgamated Lovers' Trust.���  "Life."       ^ ^^  , A Very Impolite Dog.  ��� A man in New York State, writes a  correspondent, is the owner of a email  out pure-blooded Skye terrier, named  Rex, whose intelligence is remarkable.  Borne of Rex's bright performances certainly are the result of reasoning power,  Which used to be regarded as the gift of  the human family only. '  Hex sleeps at the foot of his master's  bed, upon a soft rug of his own. He is  i dog of good hn bits, better behaved than  many children, in. fact; but, like a child,  he insists upon his rights: his own spot  before the fire, his own corner of the  ��ofa, his own bed and, what is most interesting, his own bedtime.     ,  Often in the evening when visitors remain beyond ten o'clock, Rex enters the  S trior, walks anxiously about, and lies  own in tho very midst of the circle with  I wearied air tliat cannot be mistaken.  If the visitors still leniain, he will rise  ind yawn, then mildly whine, and wiLh  rapidly wagging tail seek' his master's  tide and look expectantly up into his  face, as jf to eay, "Why "don't they go,  ��o that we may retire?"  If all these tactics fail, he will drop  his ears and tail and walk to the door,  tome times giving a sharp, oross bark, his  nliole manner indicating deep disapproval of such late hours.  Twice in his life he has done more than  to hint at his wishes on occasions of this  kind.  , One wet evening a stranger, who was  Balling upon Rex's mistress, left his rubbers near the hall door. With the privilege of an old friend, his call was extended beyond the hour for Rex's retirement:"  As usual, the dog displayed his sleepiness and evident opinion that the gentleman was outstaying his welcome, but no  notice was taken of him until, with an  air of desperation, he marched into the  parlor with one of the caller's rubbers,  laid it at his feet, andL then quickly returned with the other,-which he placed  beside it. Then, with a. triumphant gleam  In his eyes, he backed off and stood looking ia,t the stranger as if to say, "There!  Do you understand that hint?"  -- His second exploit" was even more remarkable. On this occasion a half-uozon  people had been playing whist with his  master and mistress. When the game  was over, .between tenr and eleven o'clock,  tlhey still biocd or sat about the room,  engaged in conversation. >  Rex was tired, and thoroughly out of  humor. No one seemed to give a thought  to him, and nothing that he could do  Jittracted any attention. There were too  many visitors to urge them all to depart by producing their overshoes, even  if they wore them, but a brilliant idea  came to him. He dashed upstairs to the  9leei>ing-rooma, seized his master's nightgown, which lay ready for use upon the  bed, and, dragging it behind him, spread  it at his master's feet in the parlor below, in full view of the assembled guests.  This stratagem was a brilliant success,  for, amid shouts of laughter and the consternation of the, master, the callers said  good-night.  Antipathies of Great Men.  _ It is a natural human trait to desire  kinship with great minds, and portly  for this reason the world loves to hear  of the little weaknesses, inconsistencies,  and illogical prejudices of its intellectual  giants., The following, then, a carefully  compiled anil, so far as the -writer knows,  absolutely authentic list of the antipathies; of certain past-masters, may prove  of general interest, thinks "Punch":  Shakespeare, it seems, disliked a foiced  abstention from victuals.  Lord Chesterfield hated to have the  shair upon which he was just sitting  down withdrawn from under him.  The Iron Duke (and it may be remarked in passing that Lord Roberts of  ��ur ow�� day has a similar aversion)  would grow quite uneasy if shut up in  the same room, with a mad dog.  Dr. Abernethy, a man proverbially intolerant of mere fads and crotchets, had  vet a strong personal objection to sleep-  ing.in damp sheets.     . .      '  Schiller would never, if he could avoid-  It, write with a 'broken nib.,  .  Oarlyle never liked being alluded to as  i "blithering idiot."  Keats would go out of, his way to  Avoid a lunatic with a knife.  Faraday, the great chemist, disliked  ihe sensation of nitric acid on hiu  hands.  Mocready had a ��� great disrelish for  either the   .flavor or    perfume of bad  cttere twenty yeans, ago; says the pre-  railing theory was that tihe missionaries  aad been compelled to leave their own  land on account of hunger. This was  she conversation that book place shortly  if tier his landing:  "What is the nfwne of your country!"  "Beritani," which ds the native corruption of Great Britain.  "Is it'a large land?"  "Yes."   ~  "What is your chief?"       <  "A woman named   victoria."  "What!    Awom.m/"  "Yes, and she has great power."  "Why dfid you leave your country?"  "To teach you, and to ,tell you of the  jrent Spirit Who loves us all."  "Have you cocoanuts in your country?"  "No.;*     "v  "Have you yams?" ���  "No."    . J  "Have you sago?" n  '"No."  "Have you sweet potatoes?"  , "No."  "Have you breadfruit?" ,'  "No."  "Have you plenty of hoop-froa end  wmahawks?"  "Yes, a great .i.hundance."  "We understand .iow why you have  KMne. You hav ..auiiing to eat in Beri-  ���Jii, but have pu-ui./ of tomahawks and  loop-iron with which you can buy food."  Xii-J  M. A. P. on Amusements.  ifendelssolni did not like the sound of  I finger-nail being drawn across a slate,  ft. thumb-nail caused him similar disquiet.  Disraeli would walk about or stand  .���ather than sit upon a freshly-painted  Denoh.  Dr. Johnson hated to have anyone run  eadi butt him in the waistcoat.  Sir Walter Raleigh had a marked objection to prison life; and Lord Burleigh, his great contemporary, never liked  to slip off a curbstone with his tongue  between his teeth.  . ";' ' i r .   ..   '  . Interested Bflotiveai  The firWfc missionaries, who landed ia  New Guinea hod many difficulties to contend with, ot which the most persistent  mm tho suspicion of bhe-wutives.  . Tho Rev. James Gbaim^rg, ^fe> ��$��  Mr. T.'P. O'Connor, Jn his Mainly About  People (May 23), Joins In tho crusade  against bridge,, and In'part says:���"Lite  would "be tolerable but for Its amusements," said a- groat politician and a  philosopher of the 'sixties. What would  he have said if he had lived to our  days? The ' campaign against "bridge,"  which The Daily Express is waging, is  one of the marks of, the revolt which  is rising against our present methods ana  habits ot life. It. is n campaign with  which I have great sympathy. I remember talking some years ago to a. laay  of great beauty and social popularity,  who told me she had almost abandoned  vlsitg to country houses, siinoly because  she hated bridge so much, aiH she found  that nobody who did not love bildge was  regarded with .any favor any more In  the country house. Tho mere playing or  bridge, of course, is not an offence in itself; a game of cards is a very harmless  and often a-.very necessary relaxation  ���after the hard"work of the day. I confess  there was a time when I Played cards  nearly every night of my life, aM J  found it very healthy to enjoy tor some  hours complete forgetfulness of all the  labors and worries of my life. I must  add that I chose the most idiotic game  of cards I could find-an American game  called casino-and that I never Played  for money. There are only two c��n?i"  tions on which any person ought to gamble; the first, of course, is that he should  be always certain to win; and the second, that he should be equally sure that  the people from whom he won could afford to lose. In other words, as these  two conditions can never be present, one  should never gamble at all. How anybody is able to sit down at the table  of a friend, or to allow a friend jto sit  down at his table and lose money or win  money from that friend, which he is unable to afford, passes my comprehension.  And yet I was told by that same lady  to whom I alluded at the beginning of  this article that she has seen men and  women exchange large checks with each  other on the morning of the day when  the house party was breaking "P. and the  guests were scattering to their different  destinations. People will differ about  thiese things, 'but I would regard a  country house, if I owned one, where  such things took place, as sunk to the  level of RateUffe Highway. To my p o  judgment, vulgarity could not get much  further than turning one s house into a  gambling saloon. Gambling has always  existed perhaps may always exist, but  undoubtedly the invention of bridge has  brought with it an increase of the spirit  and the practice to quite an alarming  extent. Who, five or ten years ago,  would have thought it possible that sane  men and women, and, above all, that  young girls would sit down In the middle  of the day or in the early afternoon and  start to gamble? Who would have believed it possible that men and women or  good station and of decent surroundings  would stop up all night gambling, and  that, again, young women would be found  amongst the keenest and the most eager  of the players with the cards.' Yet these  things now 'constantly take place, and  indeed a young woman of certain sections of society who does not play bridge  and' does not gamble wou d be voted  a mere prudish frump. It is high time  that protests were raised against au  this madness and vulgarity, and 1 am-  glad to see that certain newspapers and  preachers have the courage to taKe up  the crusade.    . i '  Wanted to Work For Herself.  Tlie following story has been going the  rounds of the British press :���A young  Russian woman of the aristocratic "class,  highly educated, and the only daughtor ol  an official well up in the Government service, who disappeared mysteriously about  fours years ago, lias just been discovered  ,n the person of "Alexander Kodlshevsky,"  under which name she was masquerading  as a man and acting in the capacity of a  foreman of the railway. She had been  most carefully roared, and at the tlmo  of her disappearance was about to return to the unlveislty wheW she had already made somo notable successes, "when  found the-girl explained that her Intention was to rise to an eminent position  In the State by her own unaided efforts,  and then to give a brilliant example to  the world of the facts which woman,when  she really wills, Is capable of achiev ng.  The fellow-workers of Aloxander Bodish-  evsky on tho railway say that he was  Industrious and ambitious and received  rapid promotion. Mrny of them had predicted that he would rise to become Minister of Ways and Communications.  W.PB Funiahatl Kuoueb.  ' 'A very subdued looking boy of about  thirteen years, with a long scratch on  bis nose and an air of general dejection, came to his teacher In one of th��  Boston public schools and handed her  a note before taking his seat and becoming deeply absorbed in hla book.  The note read as follows: "Miss B.:  Please excuse James for not being  thare yesterday. He played trooant,  but i gess you don't need to lick him  Cor it, as the boy he played trooant  with an' him fell out, an' the boy llclc-  e'd'--himXan'. a man they sassed caught  him an' "licked him. an' a driver of a  Bled they hung onto licked him allso.  Then his pa licked him,,an' I had to  BlTe him 8nother for sassmg me tot  telling bis pa, so you need not lick hlns  until eoxt time.     !  ���_;,.,_;.,..;��� .  6HE   SIGNALS. ALL SAILORS.  ' "Tho little llclitlioime Girl" Never F��!!��  .to Greet Ships That Tain.  Sallormen who navigate the seas on  the South Atlantic coast are always  glad when they' near the harbor of Savannah, for that means that they will  pass within saluting distance of "the  little lighthouse girl." This, be it understood, Is the officially accepted title  of Miss Florence Martus, who has for  the last1 eleven years waved a friendly  signal to every craft passing between  the city and the sea. It is the hobby ol  this young girl to greet the ships that  go and wish them a safe return, and  greet the ships that come and congratulate them on their voyage. She  ' says that the ships.are her world. She  hasn't much world outside of the marine houses, to be sure, for she'lives  (with her-brother and her mother on  the bleakest, most uninviting " island  Imaginable on the ^southern bank of  the Sa-vanah River, ten miles from  town'.'  The Martus dwelling is the only.haw-  Utatlon' on Elba Island. There Is no  landing wharf and visitors arrive on  an average once a year. George Mar-  'tus attends to the range of lights which  beep the pilots In the right part-of tha  most tortuous channel In that part,of  ithe ocean. Besides the lighthouse Is  Ith'e cottage where these three persons  Bpend their lives. The barks,' the  (steamers, the schooners and the various other craft never get near enough  for an exchange of greetings other than  (that expressive form of good will, the-  wavlng of a handkerchif by day and of  a lantern by .night. And as the girl  Bends out-her welcome the seamen,  Who all know her and who would re-  Bent the elimination,of the'ceremony  iwhich she has,popularized, send back"  en answering salute, three "toots" of  (the steam'whistle. Then Miss Martus  lis as happy as a belle' at a debutante  party.  It Is her desire that^no vessel shall  pass the lighthouse without receiving  la salute. She never overlooks a sail  dn the daytime, and her handkerchief  is ,ever ready for its service of cordiality. Ar.d at night she seems to feel Intuitively the approach of her ships, for  ehe has frequently made ready the Ian- /  Item before the expected boat hove in  Bight. She says It Is her ambition to  Bignal every ship that touches Savannah. ,She was asked her reason for  Signalling the passing sea throng. ^  ��� "I do it," she answered, "because  Ihey are my friends, almost the only,  friends I have. I love to see them  come and go, and when they go I always pray for their -safe - return." ,   ���  Simon V. Landry Oured by  -      Bodd'8 Kidney Pills"  Had Lame Back, Weak Legs, ancE'  was a Total Wreck before he was  induced to Try the great Kidney  Remedy.'    ,  River Bourgeois, Richmond,Co., C.  B., June 22.���(Special).���One more remarkable cure has been credited to  Dodd's Kidney Pills in this neighborhood,, and the story is best told in the-  words' of Simon V. Landry, the man  cured.   Mr.' Landry says:  "I was bothered for over a year  witli Lame Back, Weak Legs, and Palpitation of i/he Heart and general  weakness and shortness ofibreath.. Id  fact I was a total wreck. I could not ���  work as I got tired and weak ,s��<  easy. , ,  "I also had a weakness in my stomach, and ��it was so bad that I could  not bend down,to anything.' I tried"  many medicines without getting any,'  relief till I was induced to try Dodd's  Kidney Pills. '     > \  '.'After I had used three boxes . of  them I was able to start work again.  I recommend Dodd's Kidney Pills to  everybody." ,  It ,is cures like these that give  Dodd's Kidney Pills-their popularity.  .They not'only relieve hut make people able and willing to work.  *���  "a-.  Do to  Others, 15te.  Little Johnnie���I wonder why men always like to talk about .their school  ���lays?  Little Willie���Oh, I guess It's because  after they get growed up they want to  find out where their teachers live so  they can do unto them as they got donr  toy.  Ntit Goodwin' was,examining a canvas  at an art exhibit in Boston  the otftier-  day, .when the painter of the picture approached him and said:   "You seem' ta  like that picture?"   "Like it!" answered  Goodwin.   "A man who would perpetrate  a, thing like tihat    ought    to   got six  months.'.'    This was too much for the  artist.   "Why, what do you know about   .  painting?" he exclaimed. "You're only an   '  actor.   How oan you know a bad picturert  You never painted one." , "No,", drawled  Goodwin, ".that's true  enough.    But I -  know a bad egg when I run across it,  and, would you believe it, I never laid v  one either."  When Dr. Sewell, for many years warden of New College, (Oxiord, was seriowa- -  ly ill, about a year ago, the fellows of  the'college, and,, indeed, all his friend^    ,  despaired of his life.   The senior-fellon*, >  at the time, wishing to have all- thing*    ���  in order, wrote to the Home Seoretas���  for leave to toury the warden in the oolJ �� ���  lege chapel. -, Before   tlie next college  meeting the warden had recovered:   H��(  ���presided art; the meeting, and with no lit-; - ���  tie' enjoyment read out the Home Office's  Letter permitting his own burial.     '1^ '  jives me great pleasure," said he, "to.  congratulate tihe senior fellow on hi3 ad^  mirable promptitude and energy.   I <ww  not; however, truthfully say that I re^  gret -tihat both were wasted."  The late Dr. Joseph Parker, the grea*  aon-conformist preacher, would accept  nothing but third-class fare when he v��-l  ited poor parishes, but woe to the church  that 'had a reputation for meanness in  money matters! He visited one such  where, after service, the deacon said,  "Well, Dr. Parker, as to your "fee?" "It  is fifty pounds." The deacon demurred�� ,  Dr. Parker insisted. Finally tihe fifty  pounds waspaid. Then Dr. Parker said-.  "Now this is not for myself. Some,time  Rgo you had So-and-So"���mentioning a  somewhat dbscune minister���",to preach  here. Yon know that his church ia a  struggling one and tliat he is a poor man r  with a large family. You Tefused to pay  him more than his bare railway fares. Ta  redeem this iniquity on your part I have;  charged you fifty pounds, and I aha&j  send it on to (hinm as his fee for the ser^  mons he preached here." i  London women have decided to revive  the bonnet. Picture hats, toques -and  flares look well on pretty women, but  in a bonnet a pretty woman looks hel  prettiest.���"Town Topics."  Brin:iilc��l>l�� Bog Is Trip.  With the departure of Lieutenant-  Commander C. S. Richmond from  League Island he having been detached  from the command of the Dixie and ordered-to take the Pensacola from Mare  Island, Cal., to Gaum, there has kdlsap-  peared from the navy yard one of the  Bights, the commander's" three legged  flog. This animal has been tHe officer's  constant companion on land and aea  since the recent war. and, with lta  master, was In the thickest of some of  the engagements off Cuba. The dog Is  known as Trip, because he has only -  three legs, the left front limb having  been cut clean o�� In the war by a shell  from ar land battery on the Cuban  Bhore. The dog 1b of the mongrel or-  fler, his owner having picked him up  while at one of the southern ports.  Sommander Rlchman declares that Trip  must go wherever his master 1b ordered, and so the dog If off for Gaum.  The sailors on the different vessels on  which Trip han Journeyed with hU  proud owner spent much of their spare  clme teaching him tricks, and he la  now able to give a very entertaining  nirobatlffl performance. He turns  frpnt and back ' oomersaults, but his  principal act la to stand on his lone  front.leg. For minutes he will thus  polie himself, with his tall sticking  ap la the sir.  ,.- i, 11 /1 #> t ##��.  She met Mm at the kitchen door with  a rolling pin in her hand, and . ahs-  brandished it menacingly-  "Madam,"  he  begai..  "Well, what do you want ?" she demanded aggressively. "What are you  hanging around here for ?"  - "Madam," he explained, backing  away, "I called to see if I could place  an accident insurance policy on your  husband, but after seeing you I am satisfied he is too great a risk."���-Tit-Bits.  "At the Art Students' League, where  I studied in 1884 and 1885," said CD.  Gibson, the illustrator, "there used to  pose for me an extremely unprepossessing man. The fellow .was asked by  a young girl one day how he came to  be so ugly. .....  " 'You see, miss,' he replied, 'it came  about like this : When I' was a baby  there wasn't a prettier, sweeter child  in all the land,, and I should have  grown up to be a very handsome and  attractive man by rights, but my  mother put me out to nurse, and tfee  nurse changed me for the ugly, ill-favored creature that I am."���Philadelphia Bulletin.  ENGIJSH SPAVIN LINIMENT  Removes all hard, soft or callaoueed-  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sprains, B*r��-  and swollen throat, eoughs, etc. Sava-  $50 by the use of one < bottle.. Wa��-  ranted the most wonderful Blenaeft-  cure ever known.  'it  \\  ���*''l  wi  m  ��&'i  m aSj^gsaEffiSu'  I  ���*  >!  1.  If  I?  B.  I  I  S^$��*$o*    ����$����$<��$  To Set Her Free  &  By Florench Wakdeb  Author of "The House ia the Marsh,0 "A Prince of Darkness,*'  etc* siix  ,���'. .yNJV^  hfrbobo  "VVould you be satisfied to see me hap-  isagre'eable'speechT Astley, To VJ^h Lady Myfanwy?" he asked play-  ;reat relief, took up her cause     'u"y*  But the shiver which passed through  Tnere was a moment's dead silence after this d  - Ncrma's great relict, took up  tt 'once.  ' "I'm quite sure," said he, "that Norma  jrould not have1 mentioned woids tliat  )reie not intended for her to hear except  in a matter of great moment. And a  (rife may be excused, surely," he went  in, "if she feels that to clear her liui-  Sand of even the faintest suspicion of  eing concerned in a'murder is a mailer of moment."     ,  s Norma was so grateful, so deeply  touched by these words and the tone, in  which they weie utteicd, Hint il whs  frith difficulty she kepi back the Ic.us.  Lady Myfanwy answered him nt once,  lather impatiently. 0  "If there were any serious idea of contacting you with this dreadful thing,"  flio said, "il would < be different. But  there isn't. We all know you to be in-  tapablo of anything hut tlie most honorable and chivalrous conduct. When theie  Itr'e real suspicions about, il will be time  to talk about exonerating you." "  "The suspicions are real enough, unfortunately," said Astley. "I've already  kcard a good many things said about mo,  ky people who didn't know who I was,  phich were not pleasant hearing for any  Si an. Tlie question is, if the boy's mouth  r Is being kept shut, who's to get him to  ipeak?" \       u   i >  "The police, if anybody," said Lady  Myfanwy. '- ; .      ,  "They've tried, I happen to know,"  laid he, "and to no purpose. The veiy  lame of police it. alarming to a lad, especially to one who has been 'got at,' as lie'  tj-parently has been.  J "We could listen with more interest,  fou know, to your account of your experiences," went on Lady Myfanwy to,  Norma, not using any name in addiessing  ker, "if you would be a little more outspoken.    Surely,  if   il  is  a  seoict,  we  And while Norma, with her iface  turned to tlie bed, listened, terror-struck,  still as a statue, something made her  look up and turn to the middle of the  room.  There, listening also to the boy's Tav-  ings, and witness of her presence there,  was Dr. Wharles, white-faced, grim of  aspect, desperate.  Norma leaped up from her seat: hut,  with a hand of iron, he forced her down.  her made him grave again. .She, however,  tried to smile, as she s.iid gently. "Yes,  yes. If you could be happy with her,  'then I should be content, Really, really."  "Well, I could not," said Astley decidedly. "There's only one 'woman who  could make ino happy, and that's the  wife who shall bo my wife yet in the  eyes of all the world I"  And ho pressed upon her lips a comforting kiss of love and tenderness,  which, all unreasonable as it was, gave  ker a little fresh hope, ficsh courage.  And when he left her at the end of the  V��e. bv her own wish, that they might  not set the cottagers chattering, she  walked with a lighter step and a lighter  heart than when she.wcnt forth that afternoon on her* errand of discovery.' --'^  In tho darkness, when she came to the  first cottage, she saw Nance Raggett in  her doorway. After a moment's hesitation, Norma stopped to ask her how Ned  was.1 i She fancied fiom the woman's  manner that she was uneasy'aboul something. ,   '  "It's about him I'm woi'iilinc;," an-  Bwered Nance civilly enough. "The lad  Boom home this afternoon, nnd he's been  Meeting about t' cold, and I'm nigh sure  he's downright ill. Maybe he's caught  cold wearing these fine new claes of t'  doctor's."  ''I thought he was ill 'when I met him  In the wood this afternoon," said Norma.  "Ay, so he is too, and me' wi' nobody  to go and fetch t' doctor."  Norma said eagerly:' "Let me watch  him' while you go." ,  "Oh, I doan't like for to trouble your  ladyship," said Nance, looking, however,  as if she felt rather grateful.  But Norma persisted;, in her offer, and  Nance,   apologetically   saying   she   had  night be'trusted with it. When you ap- tried to get someone from tho neighbor-  . j-~ r, ��� i  * ]..:._ jn��� cottages, but they were all out marketing for the next day, which was Sunday," at length availed herself of the offer, and ran in'to put on her shawl,  ivhile Norma went back to her own lodging to leave her muff and gloves.  At the door of Nance's cottage they  Darted, Nance speeding away to the  ' town, with her basket on her arm, after  learning that Norma was quite ready to  stay for a couple of hours if necessary;  in charge of the invalid.  "He's lying quiet enough," said Nance,  "as if he was asleep. He'll not take no  notice of'you, most like, your ladyship,  nor so much as open his eyes. I didn't  tell him as how you was so good 'as to  coom to him."  "All right. I'll take great care of him,"  said Norma, as she went into the cottage. ���  Nance 'had made the sick lad a bed in  the little parlor into which the front  door of the cottage opened; nnd there'he  lay in the coiner, just as she had said,  with his eyes closed, and a dusky flush  on his face.  Norma sat down without making the  least noise, in' a chair which was just  out of his sight if,he should open his  eyes. She thought that the sight of her  might disturb him. so that it he would  sleep on quietly without knowing sho  was there, it wouid be better for him  than if she were to have to soothe him  by assurances that she had nothing to  worry him about while he was ill.  As she sat there, recalling vividly the  scene which had been enacted in that  very room only a shoit time before, the  group of startled  laces,  the  wondering  pear to have come' here for our advice,  ��� too."  , _, Norma hesilatM, and, Astley, who be�����  fan to be indignant at the tonerLadv*  Myfanwy was taking, turned to Norma.  "Come," he said, "you will be able to  talk more freely to me than you dare do  tiere.-"' Lady Myfanwy and Lady Violet  will excuse us] both, I'm sure. We may  bave to wire lip to town for some help,  and to consider what is best to be done."  "But you will come back to dinner,  iwon't you?" said Lady Myfanwy in a  pleading voice, as he made Norma rise to  go.   "You promised, you knowl"  "Even a promise is subject to revision  In a case of emergency," he said, courteously, but rather coolly; "I'm very  grateful for your kindness to rap. Lady '  Myfanwy, but'I must show some regard  to the wishes of my wife."  When they were outside in the dark  and the cold again, Noima's spirits fell  Still lower than before. The belief that  she was losing whatever hold she had  Upon Astley, and that Lady Myfanwy  had succeeded in supplanting her in his  regard, weighed upon her like lead. At  the same time she tried to bear up under  this new blow, and told herself that,  since happiness with herself was out of  4he question, sho ought lo be glad that  ke had found, in the earl's daughter, a  powerful friend. These feelings and  thoughts made her silent, and it was  Astley who spoke first. Following her  down the drive, after he had been detained a few moments by the imperious '  Lady Myfanwy, he drew her reluctant  hand through his arm and said:  "My dear, you look unhappy, horribly  Unhappy!- What is it? Something worse  than anything you have told us of?"       \  At the kind words, Norma felt her  courage  and her  stoicism giving way; i  the next moment her tears were falling. , corner of the mantelpiece, Norma noticed  "Yes, there is something worse," she    that the invalid was beginning to grow  Bald.     "There's���there's���Lady   Myfan- ! restless, and to mutter and to turn in his  1*71" ' uneasy sleep.  Her tone told him more than her I , Presently ho woke with a start, and  words. With an imperious action which ��oked at hor, apparently without know-  there was no resisting, he threw his arm    inJ��� s,le was.  (round her.   Thoy wore by this time far i     Norma offered him some water, as (he  away from the great house, the lights of . ^M moving his lips as if thirsty j   ho  women, all crowding round the figures  of Astley, the doctor and the boy, with  the very same smoky little lamp, smelling strongly of paraffin, burning on the  corner of the mantelpiece. Norma noticed  which shone out faintly in the distance  between the trees of the park.  "Silly, ailly child, to be jealous!" said  ft*.  drank a little, and then turned his head  away and was quleLfor a space.  Before long, lMHwwjcr, he began to mut-  ter, and prescrjBNcfiorinx caught a few  Again  the tone   was  more   eloquent , words of sucnai8algii8 import that sho  than  the  speech.    Norma  felt a "little  comfort steal into her heart.  "I know, oh, I know that I'm nothing  to you now, that it seems impossible to  hope that we can ever be happy, and���  and I know I don't deserve to be!" sho  listened withitataiming cars and wild  eyes.  "No, no, I awea^rl swear I'll say nowt,  not if they flays me, I woan'tl" muttered the boy brokenly.  Then after a pause he repeated   the  almost sobbed. "But���oh, to find you samo words, varied by the repetition of  there, with that woman leaning over , a word here and there, and then again  ^ou, and talking to you in that charm- ' hcJCR int<> silence.   "  In  fi  ng, caressing way she has with the peo  ��le she likes���oh, don't you see how hard  t seemed T   When I'd thought you were  miles and miles away!" '  "The reason why I was not miles away  was that there was an attraction that  drew mo back here," said Astley gently,  keeping her hand tucked under his arm.  "I came back only this afternoon���a flying visit to hear whether the police had  found out anything, and to learn how  jreu were. I had scarcely got out of the  ghation when some of the Hall people  arove up, and insisted on my going back  With them Instead of going to an hotel,  as I had Intended to do. There! Are  {rou satisfied now?"  Norma drew a afhivering sigh.  "Satisfied! No," said she. "It would  take more than that to make me feel>  anything so acute an satisfaction.   I shall  Suddenly he sat up in bed, and stared  before him with blazing eyes:  "Doan't do it, doan't do it, doctor,  doan't, doan't! It's murder, murder!  Murder!"  He almost- shrieked the last word, and  then, after a moment's silence, during  whioh he drew his breath hard, with  clenched teeth and deep moans, he fell  back on the pillow with a shudder and  a low cry.  Norma shook with horror. Here then  was the truth, the ghastly horrible truth,  wrung in his delirium from the unfortunate boy. Before she could move from  whero she sat, the lad began again.  "Doctor, doctor, it's murder! Yon poor  chap's dead, and yo've killed him! No,  no, I woan't say nowt. I woan't say  nowt!"  ���                   Always the same words, varied ever so        . ~ ��� _��.,,   =-.�� ^. _.      feel that when���when you aro perfectly   ��*������ always the same grim horror die-1 doing her Saturday night's marketing;  fcappjr, no matter want becomes of mel"    V��Pg �� all.  CHAPTER XXH.  Norma controlled herself by a strong  effort, and instead of appearing afraid of  the doctor, presently looked up at him,  and said:  "You frightened me at ' first, Dr.  Wharles; but I'm very glad you've come.  The boy's delirious, and his head is full  of the wildest fancies."  The doctor, who still find his hand on  her arm, looked nt her for n, moment  suspiciously, and then s.iid, in a sort of  tentative way, as if uncertain whether to  bully or lo conciliate: ' '���  "What did he say then?"  Before .Norma could answer, the voice  of the lad broke out, once more', ciying,  ,in a tone of abject fear: '    '  "Doan't hurt mo, doctor. I woan't  say nowt, I woan't, trust mo."  ' .Norma turned her face again to the  doctor, with an appearance of bsing deeply puzzled.' i '  "There, he talks liko that all the  time." she said. "I suppose, through  talking to- you yesterday in the'wooer,  where he was also on the night of the  murder,'he has mixed the two occasions  together. Don't you think so?"  '" Dr. Wharles looked her full in the  eyes, tout Norma stood tlie test, returning his gaze without blinking.  "Ah, perhaps ho has," said he.  But'toefore ho could say more the boy's  voice oried out again, more loudly than  before: "Doctor, doctor, doan't do nowt  to me. I'll be as still as the dead, I  woan't eay as how I see yo murder him!"  In spite of all her care and'caution,  Norma could not repress a shudder as  those'' wild words, earnestly uttered,  came from the dry lips of the sick lad.  Dr. Wharles made a sudden movement  towards the bed, and she sprang up. As  ,he turned on hearing her move, they  .came face to face so abruptly that there  was no time for either to prepare a  mask: the real thoughts, the real feelings of eaoh were shown on the two  faces: both knew the truth; that the'  man was a murderer, and that the woman knew it.                    '    -.      '  Norma, knowing' the * whole" truth as  certainly as if she had seen the doctor  fcommit the crime, could not support the  strain long. An , irrepressible shudder  ran through her, and she sank ,down  again on the chair with her head tvurned  away, eo that she might not meet his  eyes. ���  There was a horrible silence, broken  only by the Tn'.lleilngs and deep-drawn  breaths of the sick lad. Then, when Dr.  Wharles had had time < to - collect his  ���thoughts, he went up to the bed and  looked at the hoy.  Instantly Norma turned, watching him  closely; and the doctoi's fresh-colored  face grew pale as he read in her eyes  suspicion of his possible intention.  when he spoke, however, Ins voice was  gsntle_ggd_ inuch .pqfter than usual.. Norma, "who knew that his utterances were  usually of the full voiced sort to be expected from the full blooded type of manhood to which he belonged, thought the  unnaturally subdued tones uncanny.  "You aie right, Lady Daiwen, the boy  is full of wild fancies. I always thought  he must have seen something more than  he owned to on the night of the tragedy,  and now I'm certain of it."  Amazed at 'his audacity, Norma sat  stupefied, unable lo make arty sort of  answer. The doctor took the lad's hand  in his, and went on:  "1 am very stiongly of opinion that  he knows prrfectly well who committed  the minder."  Seized with a sudden disgust at her  own attitude in temporizing with this  scoundrel, she answered'recklessly, with  unmistakable dryness: "And I'm sure oi  it!" _  With a rapid glance at him she noted  that tho momentary pallor of his face  had been succeeded liy a deeper flush than  before, and she knew that he took'her  words as a sort of challenge.' He did  not turn his head, however, but sat still  on the hoy's bed, holding his hand, and  'watching him.  His touch seemed to hate a strange  effect upon Ned Raggett. Instead of  crying out as before, the lad lay very'  still with the exception of a slight  twitching of the muscles of his face, and  very silent except for occasional and indistinct mutterings.  "He seems quieter -ow," said the doctor, after what seom'-d to Norma a long  pause. She made vo reply. She win  watching eveiy ir-nv��nient of his with an  eagle eye.   Sho knew well thatl the man  who had. not hesitated at murder on one  ���ccasion, would not shrink from a repetition of the crime in order to hide the  evidence of his first misdeed.  Did he mean to kill the lad, the tt>lo  ponsessor of his guilty secret?  Dr. Wharles tur-ed his head suddenly,  and read her fear iu her eyes. He met it  with a horrible smile, that showed his  white teeth but did not reach his cold  blue eyes.  "Don't look so frightened, Lady Da*-  wen," said he, "the lad's not so ill as  veu fear. After a quiet night, he'll bo  better In ihe, morning, take my word for  it." i   .  Norma looked down, and said nothing.  She held the firm opinion that the doctor was very anxious that Ned should  rnaf only have a quiet night, but that he  should remain quiet for ever.  There was another awkward silence.  Then the doctor said, in his old voice,  ringing, sonorous, cheeiful:  ''Would you go and ask your landlady  if she would go into the town and get a  little ice? I think I could make him  more comfortable with an ice-bag over  his forehead."  "Mrs. Giles is out," said Norma. '<She's  aritt so are all the other neighbors," I'm  afraid."        . -,,.'���.  As she said this, she saw a look in the  doctor's eye which sent a chill, down her  spine. Did he contemplate seizing the  opportunity of making away not only  with the sick lad, but with herself?  As he iosS' abiuplly fiom his,seat on  the bed, the fear was'so strong upon  Norma that he meant lo do some mischief either-to heir or the lad that she  sprang across the room and took her  place by the' head of the boy's bed,  glancing down at the same time at the  fireplace by her side to make sure that  the poker was ready to her hand in case  of need.    ' .  - It struck her as strange that Ned, who  had been quiet and silent, even in his  delirious condition, while the doctoi's  touch was upon him, now began to chatter and to moan again, using always the  same .words, with dull reiteration. And  each time that he called upon the doctor  "not to lnul him, for lie would say  nowt," Norma felt that the murdciei's  eyes woio upon them both, and dreaded  an attack. i  The moments dragged wearily along;  she heard the tic-tnc of the clock in the  kitchen, the movements of-the fowls in  the yaid outside, the blight sound of the  wind in the blanches of the trees on the  opposite side of the lane: but never,  otiain her cais as she might, the sound  of a human being near. It was indeed'as  alio had said: all the occupantd of the  three cottages, except poor Ned, had  gone into the town: except for her own  powers of persuasion, stratagem or  muscle, she and Ned wei e at the doctor's  mercy���at the mei cy of a desperate criminal.        . -  Ned was growing noisy again, was  raising his voice' to the old pitch of  screaming" terror: but the doctor, who  knew that nothing could happen which  would either strengthen or alter Norma's  convictions concerning him, did not again  try to pacify him. Instead, he walked  thoughtfully to the door, opened it, and  looked out. *        0  Norma stared at him, watching'every  movement. The dimly burning, smoky  lamp and the red fire, combined to give  .but a feeble and murky light. But it  seemed that her senses were unnatuially  aoute, for not the smallest action of the  doctor's,-as he stood" outside in the little  porch in the darkness, escaped her. She  saw him put his hand to his breast pocket, and, with a cry, she rushed across the  cottage floor and caused him to start.  "Why, Dr. Wharles, you carry a revolver about with you, then?" almost  shrieked she, as 'she' ieaned, panting,  against the doorway, 'and the doctor,  who had turned at her words, staggered  a step or two backwards into the lane.  She had not seen any.weapon: it was  only her intuition that it was a revolver  bis fingers were touching,'when he* put  up his hand. But the startled, guilty  look which flashed across his face at her  accusation told her that she had made.a  good guess..  ' .,-������,  vFor one moment she stared out at him/  as toe, taken aback, "found-himself for a  moment without a reply.   Then she shut  the door in his face, and drew the bolt. -  The hoy's voice from the bed rang out  again, hoarsely:  '[Doctor, doctor, I'll swear I see nowt!"  Norma put up hen hands to her head,  giddy with the horrible sensations which  had    followed each 'other   so    rapidly.  What would- happen?      She .had flung  down the gauntlet now;'she had let the  doctor see that she knew him to'- be the  .murderer, that she* feared new outrages  on his part.   Would he leave her there,  and content himself with bold denial "of.  there being any truth in Ned's ravings?  Or would he, since he appeared to have  for a moment contemplated some sort of  attack, carry out his intentions still?  The suspense she felt was horrible,"not  to be borne. The cottage window���there  was only one to this fiont room ��� was  shutterless. She crept lowaids it and  looked out. Whether the doctor was  ooncealedwin the porch "she could not  mike out; and she could hear) no sound  from outside. '  She rah across the room and into the  kitchen behind, to see whether he had  gone round to that entrance. But even  as she went, Ned cried out, in'a voice of  terror that arrested her steps:  - "Why do you run away? Is he after  you f"  He was sitting up in bed, staring at  her with eyes full of terror. Fearing  that the torment which he had been su��  fering would turn the lad's brain, and  recognizing that her first duty was to  the patient of whom she was in chaise,  she contented herself with shutting tho  door of the room she was in and drawing a heavy chest in front of it.  Then she went quickly to Ned's side,  and, sitting beside him, addressed to him  soothing words which, lo her great relief,  presently appeared to have some effect  upon him: for he allowed himself to bo'  persuaded to lie down again, muttering  still, but with lens vehemence. ��  iShe was still sitting beside him, listening intently for the least sound outside,  when there was a violent pull at the  handle of the door.  Norma stood veg abruptly, in attitude  ��f battle. But the voice which called  ���ut sharply to her was not that of Dr.  Wfharles, but of Nance Raggett, who  oried out:  "Open, open the door, I say!"  Norma ran to obey her, with a great  feeling of thankfulness that her watch  was over.  What, howersr, was her horror and  dismay when she found, on unbolting the  door, that she was confronted, not only  by Nance, but by the doctor, who fol-  towed the indignant woman into the cot-  wge.  It was he indeed vrtio spoke first  "Well, Mrs. Baggett, what did I tell  reu? We all know that your sex has.  trivileges, and rank also. But for a lady |  lo turn a medical man out, and lock the i  loor upon him, when he wished to do"'  lis duty and try to alleviate the suffer*1  nga of his patient, is, I think, a stretch  wen of beauty's prerogative."  "It's a piece o' cheek as ever I see!"  tried Mrs. Raggett indignantly. "And  I'd ha' seen yo"at t' bottom of t' sea,  ny la4v though yo'. are, if. I'd ha' thowt  '-I  f'o' meant)to use Ned so!" '     ��   .;  Norma, who felt how awkward heri <  iosition was, and how hopeless it would  ��e for her to try, to get this woman to  relieve her, with the artful, persuasive,  knndsome doctor using his utmost influ-  ��nce against her, felt nevertheless that]  Ihe had better take up at once the poai-i  (ion she meant permanently to hold aal  :egarded,the whole matter. '     I  So she turned boldly "to Nance, 'Midi % ; ,'  ���aid: ' ' . r        * '     ���      ,  "The lad Oias been delirious for somei'  time.   If you will hear what hesays youi  will understand why I did what I did.".   /.< '  The-doctor broke in: "Perhaps I can . ,  wplain this lady's motives and actions,   ' ^ ,.'  better than she could herself.   Lady.Dar-_   -.-��.  wen, naturally enough, takes sides with  her husband, who, as I dare say you have^  heard, attacked me in the' open 'street     ' ,  'the other day on account of some family    ,-, 'f  iffairs of his, in which he, quite wiong-' - ,  Ly, imagined that I was mixed up."     r ���     "' \  As he  spoke  the  doctor  laid  an unpleasant emphasis upon tho words "Lady        \  Darwen" and "her husband/iVin order, so:'     ,^  Norma  feltssure,   to   rouse   her  anger _ , ,'<^  against him, and  to induce her to pre-'  judice herself in Mrs. Raggett's eyes by,  some outbuist of indignation.   'She, how-      /;-  ever, kept quite still, and endured the;      .-ji  rest of his speech-with as much equan-,  v< "���'.  Imity.ias the opening:        ' ''.'*.  ./'When   she, undertook  to' watch  by,  Ned's side  this evening,  she no doubfc|r, <"f  conceived the idea'of getting him to in-,      ;\  firiminate someone in the, matter of'the-,' ,y  terrible crime that was committed in .the,1   ��� '^  wood across the road, the other day, in>V    >������  arder to divert the suspicion which, as ^ h,.<< (i  we all know, rests upon Sir Astley ^r-^" ^*"- .  wen, the man whom poor Rogcrson came ; 'yv  to the town to Bee."        \ ��� . " ..    l t  ,  ,  Still Norma said nothing, though every, ,', ik  moment the doctor's tone grew more.bit-^,c'^  ter, more insulting.   He went on:   ���->'-_   V X^  "I understand, Mrs. .Raggett, that Ned _, "V.!.  was quite.quiet when you left him?",' ''^X/.  - "Ay,' he was lving quiet, most'o'"t'',;Jvf ,*  time."       '"--        -        ���    , *'' ' '/f'Y.V  "And yet, not an hour later, no, nor--- ' -V  half an hour, I found him raving!"     -.-    " \  Here Norma did glance up quickly, but \ / VV  she did not speak.     'l   , . -'  ' I, X  , (To be Continued.)  Anecdotal.'  -N  ;i  si  Terence V. '.Powderly, formerly ^Gcaa-^i  ;  gU3sioner-General of' Immi^raJtion, met ��� ^ '��  Senator Penrose  of 'Pennsylvania justj '*  Mitside ithe White House the other morn^* > ;  tng.   f'How's your gout getting along?'' a y^-'-  bystander asked Mr.' Powderly. '   "I'mL  -<f  troubled wiuh an old injury to imy knee^/'" "-  but I sruppose you might as well call ifl X^,  gout as anything," he replied.   "Up myj >/_,  way," remarked Senator Penrose, "the* ��� V  call it 'wniskey on the hwVJl   ��� . ���,..-j y'y  "Uncle Joe" Oannon "sometimes' getap,,^-1"  mixed in his metaphor when addressing1;,'';j',  the Ugited States House of Representa^ X X  lives.   While arguing against a bill in fa* tl  tot of a  railroad, he  once  began - ini'   '.j-  preacher-like tones as" follows: "The rtal^',.-_"���.  roads 'have been before tihe Senate our.  'their knees praying   and   praying and^    -j  (5raying;" tflien,  suddenly, changing  hia     *  tone, he concluded j "and, gentlemen, it i�� .,   .  time to caill their h*nd."_, ..-*<-��� -..j����v����..,sJb%  When a shot was fired in the wings <^'v'\  .the Tivoli Opera House during the ���bhiixl z sVr||  aot of "Oarmen" on Zelie de Lussan's opW v.  ening  night,   a  disappointed -spectator ^  who' considered   Tennery's' Don    JosO'iy'"  about "the limit" rem^urked, with a slghf X,  of relief, "Thank God." Those about hinty ':  who shared his feelings, snickered eym-j'  '  pathetically.  . But    their smiles  wefej ��� v  turned to peals of laughter wihen ,Donr  Jose presently bobbed up serenely, and,.,  the talkative wag exclaimed tragieallyj   -"  "Ye gods, her aim was bad!   She massed  him!" .      ��� - _   .. i   - ��� . i  -,*!  1   An Englishman used lo meet the greaif  philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, every  morning walking with his ugly poodle  along the  promenade  in  Frankfort-on-   '��� -  fchejMain.    Schopenhauer's^ eccentric appearance, deeply immersed in  thought,  excited the   Englishman's   curiosity to  Buch am extent that one day he could  *  contain himself no longer, and walking    -  up to the philosopher, addressed him alb*  ruptly thus: "Tell me, sir, who, in tlha  naane of fate, are you?"   "Ah!" Schopen- -. '  hauer replied, "I only wish I knew thai:     , ^  myself.^   .... _.'_'_ %'--k  The Rev. Washington Gladden, aiter ^  lecture at   Harvard,  discussed   with  a]  number of students the Christian refliffj  Ion.   The students, as is sometimes Hh* ���  way with young men, manifested a laclq   ,  of faith.   They were not ashaaned of this  lack, either.   They seemed, on the oon-i  tnury, to be proud of it.   "I," said a hvdj  of wghtcenycars, a freshman, "I aan am  ���gnostic." He spoko pompously, his hands* '  In his pockets.    He regarded narrowly-  the effect on Mr. Gladden of his bold!  words.   "You at* an agnostic?" said th��  clergyman.   "I am an agnostic"  "What  Is an agnostic?" Mr. Gladden asked. "Tell -'-  me, won't you, just what meaning yo*|  attribute to that word?"   The lad swaggered about tho room.   He still kept faM  hands in his pockets.   "An agnostic," he  said, frowning, "why, an agnostio is���aih  ���a fellow���a fellow who isn't sure of  anything."   "How does it happen, then,"  asked the clergyman, "tihat you're sun  you're an agnostic?"  u  REDUCES  $5,000 Reward S^rfffieft  Limited, Toronto, to any person who  can prove that this soap contains  any form of adulteration whatsoever,  or contains any injurious chemicals;  Ask for Ibe Octagon Bar. ��o a .������  *-*Oiut*rtiu��,j|ftfcMj^.,iink*'ufc+��  i  JUMr��*u�� a^UWDti  .���Mf^vwuiaw iiiJC. -ui J jeuid j ju-jb r*AW ���.���  ATLLV,    B. 7C.���    SATURDAY.    AUGUST 15,  1,903.  ii  5>  JK  The Atlin Claim.  Published    <>very    Siitlivilny   iiiorniii^   bv  T'MC Al'MN  CljAlM    Puiir.THIUNCI Co.  A. CJ. liiiiMoiii'EiiO.I'liir'ioi!,   I'liovimrroH.  Ullloo ol inibllcntloii IVurl S"., Atlin, U. C.  Aihni'tisin^ Kuti's : -jl.UO per inuli, each  Inst-'i titm. Keiuliiiu miiici-s, -"1 cunts u line.  Sln-i'iiil Uiiiitraul Kulfis on ii]>|))li-iilioii.  'flu: siibscriplioi: pi ice is i'> ti J'eur puy-  i.Mi! In luh.iiici-. Xu puiiM- will bo delivoroil  n:ili.';s llns t-unil it n 111 11 roniiili(Hl w itli.,  Sat.ukday, August r-5'ni. io��3-  The World's Fair at St. Louis  .cannot be compared to other great  international expositions, it will  occupy more than ' double the  space covered by any of the lorraer'  fairs, and' will take up as much  yiound as the .combined areas of  the Chicago, Omaha, Buffalo and  Pai is expositions.   ,  Tlie -^lte'chosen comprises 1,240  acies, and, profiling by the experience gained in the construction  ot former expositions, it will,certainly eclipse them all in artistic  beauty and. grandeur. ,    ��� ^    c  The immensity of the proportions  can bcfappreciated when the official  statement is given that"38,000  hoise power will be required to  drive the machinery.  What will interest us here most,  ' is Ihe Mines and Metallurgy Palace  which will occupy 525  x 750 feet,  with the addition of an outdoor e'x-  Jiibilofi2 acres. ,     ,V<  The cost of the St.  Louis  Ex-  - position   will   be     approximately  $50,000,000, and will, it is said, be  the greatest spectacle ever  planned  by man.  Let us all combine our efforts  and endeavour to send to St. Louis  a good and representative collection  of our'minerals; the advantages to  be gained by so doing are immense,  never before has there been such a j  chance for Atlin to discover itself  to the entire world. Remember  that the Exposition opens on April  30th; no time should be lost.   -    -  Send your samples to the "Editor  ATI.IN CLAIM" and they will be  shipped free of charge.  sell the mine or claim on the  strength of that, leaving an expert  to come from London and sro all  over Ihe ground and thine you expect to lie furnished with the infoi-  niatioii which you should have  supplied him and left him to con-  fi 1111.  Nugget and Brap^'.-Rsnegs  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on'the,Premises.  ffftSHF"*    Why send om when you can get goods as cheap here?  Watches Front S3 up.   Fine lirso of Sssisvonir Spoons. ' !  JULES EGGERT &"S0N, The Swiss Wafchmakers.���.  Too Much Style.  Tlie following  letter was   picked  up on First St.  by our Editor, and  will piob'ably inteicsl  some of our  readers, we give it as il is   wiitten:  Fiiend Bill,     -,  . ,  Tliars    an   old  time prospeclei   called Doc Mitchel  here tliat has got to . pullin on , airs  when he goes out prospectiu'in the  way of oullittiii  his&elf with auddei  down quills lb Id in cot and   paujani-  meis mousquitoe nettiu fhlun ' rods  and. sioh like and all "the delikaees  to be had 111 a  city   sich-as   natty  di foy   caviare   sparrowgiass  fresh  toniateis lelice  and, big   roasts ol���  beef camp stove with   a oven  iu  it  and  lots  of the  red    eye  cigaiets  latest novels and magaseeiis.    Now  Bill thars got lo be something done  to stop sich doins under the   hedin  of prospec'"n as it  will duly- be  a  short lime till lhar be no hard  luck  storries told about the   hardship of  the ruff and reddy  prospecter   who  loded up with bacon and beans and  a old tin can for to  bile his. coffee  in.    Now Bill   lei   every'old time  prospector turn  in  at the    meetin  next Sunday on Wolf Creek lo put  up a howl agin this kind of'doins.,  Your old pard,  'c .  1   The Board of Trade.  TTi,E    KOOTENAI   HOTEL.  COK  Georgo- E. Hayes, Proprietor  l'lRCT AND Traikor Stkekts.  </  o  o  a,  *  ���  ���  r.'  O  .-(  cio��:<0o*c(<>C'��c(oo*��da��r;w:'��'Cea*i:t**ct*}:(oo*o*o*o*c^o<��>:i<'<:��.*i:u:i<>':i'>  This li'irst Class llotul litis Ijucii i-piiioilcluil ami loriirnislicil tliroiiKlioiit  mill oil or.-. Iliubest nci'oiiiimxlulioii to Tniii.siont or lJci-uiuiicMi t.  'Gnobts.���Ainoi-ican anil lini'opi'iin pluu.  Finest WsH'tss, Liquors and Gigars.  Billiards   and   Pool.  T  GOLD    HOUS  D'SOOVERY.   B. C,  A, STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL.   -  ,.     ' .CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS &CIGARS.  Mixed Drinks a Specialty- (      (  DINING-   ROOM  SUPPLIED   WITH  THK  1IKST  THE  MARKET   AKl'OKDS.  Vegetables Daily Froni our own Gardeny - .'   <       \  , Breakfast, S 10,9, Lunch,  12 to 2, Dinner, 6 to S.  THE    WRITE    PASS    &    YUKON  ���   .  'v      ROUTE. ^      .  ' 7-������� ��� , " ' " ���       .  -'Passenger and iCxpiess Service, Daily (except Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse and Intermediate  points, making close connections with our own steamers at While" Horse  for Dawson'and Yukon points, and at Caribou for Atlin eveiy Tuesday  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlin ever.y Monday and Thursday.  Telegraph Service to Skagway.    Express matter  will  be received  for shipment to and fiom all points in Canada and the United States.  , For information relative to Passenger", Freight, Telegraph or Expiess  Rates apply .tVany Agent of the Company or lo '  .'    Traffic "Department, SKAGWAY.  J.   H.   RICHARDSON.  ATLIN, &  DISCOVERY.  Complex    Ores.  1903  gen-  fn our issue of July   nth.  we had occasion to refer in  a  eral   and  comprehensive    way   to  the possible profitable treatment of  these ores the world over.  It seems unquestionable, from the  samples of each ore .that we see  nearly every day, that 0 round and  about Atlin there is an abundance  of complex ore. It is known to  prospectors and to claim owners  that Ihey have more or less of it in  their ground and yet what is done  with it?absolutely nothing. There  are values evident lo the eye, but  of known,values ascertained from  assay how many? and we ma}' ask  you how many? aud be 110 nearer  finding out.  Samples are pretty and interesting in their way but a mine is not  worked on samples.  What is the average value of the  ore or ores contained in the average  sample? How many have tried to  ascertain this? not  many we think.  of  the  The idea seems to be, to opeD up a  little,  take   specimens   and try  to I meeting adjourned.  .The Atlin 'District Board  Trade, at a meeting held at  Court House yesterday, \\ elcomed  the Hon. Ricbaid McBride, Premier, andthe Hon. A. E. McPhillips,  Attorney General.  The President iu his address to Ihe  Premeir asked the aid of the Government for appropriations to'bet-  ter the condition of the tiails; for  assistance to the"-Fire Department;  for a new geological and general  report on the District; for assistance  iu prospecting quaitz properties in  the shape of a diamond drill and  for a rebate on the very high prices  realized on the sale of lots in the  Atlin Townsite.  The Premier in replying, paid  high tribute to the -work of the  Board of Trade, and thanked the  President, Mr.' Hirschfeld, for the  blunt and concise manner in which  he had made the demands on behalf of the citizens assuring the  Board that everything thai could  be done within the power of the  Government and within the means  of the Treasury would ccitainly be  done. He thought thai all the demands were reasonable and iu fact  that the Board only asked for what  the District really was  entitled  to.  Hon. A. K. McPhillips then addressed the Board and owing to  the Public Meeting held that evening  the  proceedings   were    cut short.  After the President had thanked  the Hon.'gentlemen for their kind-  ucss'in attending-he  meeting, the  Line of Clothing Just From the Bas  THE   LATEST; STYLES.  Complete Stock' of Dry Goods '   J  THE  IS3-T-  SKGES.  LATEST   IN    HATS,     BOOTS    AND  GOLD   SEAL   GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods are the Best and ^Otir Prices the Lowest.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID    UP   $8,700,000.-  Reserve, $3,000,000.     - >  Branches of the Bank at oeattie,  San Francisco,  Portland,  Skagway, etc.  - Exchange sold on all Points.  Gox.d Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection  D. ROSS  Manager.  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   +0*   VlRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  choices r \vim;s. LIQUORS AM) cigars CASE goods a specialty.  Hydraulic-   Mining;  Machinery,  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED  PIPE.  Estimates furnished 011 application  Tlie Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver,  B. C  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C  r  1  it  4  s\  m  j *�����-** wwnmirijiit*  ���-"-'" *=��" ~"'-:;;T:;tr."r;'S'  '*?* Wfllt $"*?iV > * *MIffnilM*rf��r'��**<li' m  J^^i*m^~<Ztjtl<saiS��!Sl��^ ^^j, ^v_s_aagl��aaBfflSB��w�� WW .-^U^Ly. -  '-'i'tfM j> Tiy>j��V^r .�����**���yte .>  1,  wn-tWot^ntn'*'!'  t"���AnKji*��<TJw. w^    .^  u  ^  if-'  ������UCr  \  I  111  is  is-  h.  !  I?.  ft  I;  ' ATLIN,  B.   C,  SATURDAY,  AUGUST 15,   1903  <slh   Values  Groceries, Provi-sioris, Dry Goods,  ?9  ing' $f ':����.; . .  oots & Shoes, etc.  TSse Most GampB&ie St��ek in Tim Districtm  'NEWS OF-   .;  THE   WOULD.  Tlie cxtiadition 'papers have  been foiinally signed for the surrender of Whilakcr Wright, ac-  cuaed   ol    swindling, tlie   accused  left on tlie White Sim Linet-Oceanic  ,        -1  to answci the charge.  He was arranged at the Guildhall  Police Com t and lemandtd.  Three      suieties      guaranteeing  $250,000 were pro/ided and he was  ,   released on bail.  Tlie KVction Committe at Ottawa  decided to lecommend to the House  a   law   providing    for compulsory  voting at elections.  'Any qualified  elector, who faiL to ' vote,   will  be  deprived of the right  to  do so  at  t  the next general,election. _ .',  "i   '  A nugget worth* $142  wasTound  on No. 13 below on Sulphur Creek,  Dawson. \.  ^  The lease of "the Dominion Coal  Company by, the,Dominion Steel  Company has .been broken.  {     The Toronto Conservative-papers  . (Strongly criticise "the  Lauiief railway policy.'X -  '      'r  ���. The result of the  election'ih" the  Barnard Castle division in England  ~c-'is as follows: 3 ^   -*-  '   ,' V.      \&  6    'A.  Henderson, . Labor,    '3,370.  .   W. L.   Vane,   Unionist,' 5,323.  Mr. .Beaumont,  Liberal, > 2,806.  Major Vane is personally popular,  , but Ihe opposition of the people to  ��� the-government's educational policy  influenced the contest, the  division  being strongly Nonconformist.  Mr. Robson has secured another  seat for the conservatives in .the  Manitoba elections. Mr. Cotton,  Liberal, was defeated. '���  Mrs. Sam   Parker,   wife^of   the  well known   Republican  politician  ���and  millionaire   has  been  robbed  of jewelry valued at $So,ooo.  NOTICES.  Certificate of Improvements.  ��� ��  Tho YKLLOW JACKET Mineral Cluirn,  situated on Pino Crock, about one  mile oast of Discovery, in the Ailin  Lake Mining Division of Cassiar. ii. (J.  ���RJOTlCli U hereby, irivau, tliut I, Juliim  iN M. HiitTiior, F.M.C., No. USIW5II, Agout for  tho North Colimiblii (iold Mining Co.,F.M.C.,  No^liIMJil, liitond"tlU day* from <Iat�� liero-  of, to apply to the Milling Itocordci for  a Cortlilouto of Improvement!, for tho pui-  poso of obtaining u Crown Grunt ol tho  above claim. ' ,  AND KtntL'liia: 1'nlte notion that action im-  dm-Section .17 must' bo lommonucd buloii'  tho ihsuatiui) of kiioh CrvtiRoato ol Impioui-  meuts. "-  Atlin, )l.'c, this !0thvdin ol '.Mm,' 11103.   '  n��y28-U)d Julius M. itnll'iici, Agent  ���VfOTICK Is hereby given that, jiTtoi Mltluv.  from date, 1 intend to apply to tho  Chief Commissioner of Lands i.ud Works  lor permission to purchase the ioHow ms described tract of land iu the Atlin district, foi  agricultural purposes: oommcnoin^ at an  initial post, planted about ono nulenoith-  oast of Atlin townsite, thence runiniiK east  40 chains, thence north 20 chains, thenco w est  40chaiut, thence south 20 chains, to the point  of commencement,1 containing SO aoi es more  or less. , J. T. Regan.  Dated at Atlin, B.C., this 4th day of June,  IMS. -      , * i     jeO-bOd  E. S. Wilkinson,'P;L;.S. ' Wm.Browti, C.E.  ',   \  WILKINSON   &'  BROWN  Provincial 'land   Surveyors   & , Givil   Eat sincere.  IIjcJrjKilic   Mine  fnfjinccring   ������   Specialty Oflice, Pearl  St.,near 'J.hirtl  St,, Atlin,  H.G  ' DRINK THE BEST  NABOB    TEA.  h\ Lead Packets 01 J4-ii�� and i-lb each.  * r - �� - ,  .* , " > For Sale by, all First Class Giocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &   Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B C.  THE   GRANI  a* 33*  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL' IN THE NORTII.    EVEKYTI rKG  CONDUCTED" IN  FIRST-LASS MANNER.  JVJOT1CE is heroby uiven that Sixty days  -after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woik;,  for permission to purchase the follow injr  described tract of land for. agiicultuial  purposes: That pttrceTor tract of land situated in' the Atlin Lake "Minins Division,  commencing nt a post planted at a point  on the eastern boundary of Atlin Town-  bite, thence noi tli 20 chains, thence Eas-tZO  chains, thence south 20 chains, thence w est  20 chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acios, moic or less. ��� - ,  Ciias. R. Jtvms.  - Dated .��t Atlin, li.C, this 2��id day of Maj,  1903'                                                            my30-60d  School   Re-opens.  A pleasing incident of tho ic-  opening of the Public School heie  after the Summer Holidays was  the formal presentation to the  School board of a Canadian Flag  which was presented on condition  that it shall be hoisted every school  day during school hours.  The flag was presented by E. S.  Busby Esq., Inspector of Customs  for the Yukon and the picsentatioti  was made on this behalf by Mr.  J. A. Fraser, Government Agent,  who in a few well chosen words  inculcating a reverence for the  flag -and reminding his hearers,  particularily those of Canadian and  British birth that ' they enjoyed  under that flag a freedom aud ' protection which was no*t afforded  under any other flag on earth.  ���RjrOTICF is heieln {riven that 30 dajs after  dato wo intend to' apph to the Chief  Commissionei of Land'*, and Works for a'21  jearsleiloO of tho following dosoiibed land,  for reservoir purposes, situated at the head  of Eldorado Creek, m the Atliu Disti ict-  Coninienciujr at a post marked North-east  corner, thonco South Easterlj to post No, 2;  thence faouth Westerly across lildoi-ado  Creek to Post No. 3; thence North Westerly to post Nor 4; thenco North Easterly  to point of commencement, " containing by  actual sur*ey 12.12 acres.  Hated at Atlin.B.C, this 7th day of July 1003.  The Atlin Mining Co. Limited.  French  Restaurant Im ,Gons2Potiam.  ,    David Hastie,  Proprietor.  Corner,of First and, Discovery Streets.  ,  A Bood to the  Drinks,  2 'for   a  Commencing Monday, April  20th, 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. Quebn.  TVTOT1CE is hereby given that after GO days  from date, we intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase one-quai ter of  nh acieof land for a site for a power plant  iu the Atlin District, situated as follows : '  Commencing? 'at a post marked "The  British Columbiu Power & Manufacturing  Co., Ltd.'s S.E. oorner,' planted at a poh>t  on Discovery street, in the Town wf Atlin,  thenco in a westerly direction 104K toot,  thenco northerly 104J4 feet, thence easterly  104K feet, thence southerly 104M! feet to  point of commencement, containing: ono  quai ter of au acre more or less.  Dated at Atlin," B.C. this 2!ith day. of  June, 1903.  The British Columbia Power  v, & Manufacturing Co., Ltd  joB-UOd. 0  THE WHITfrPASS&YUKON ROUTE.  Pacific   and   Arctic   Railway   and NnMgntion ,l'ompan3,  ��  ' "     British Columbia Yukon   Kailwaj   Companj.  British Yukon   Railway Company,  - IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901,  Daily except Sunday.  No.3N.   B.'  No.l   N.  B.  No.   2.S. Bom  d       No. 4 S. Bound  2nd class.  1st class.  -  1st class.  2nd class.  8. 30 p. m.  fl. 30 a. m.  LV  SKAGUAY          AR. ,      4. 30 p. m.  AR   4.15 a. m.  W-39   ��  10.5.-i j     ���  11. 00 (  )1  AVH1TEPASS        ti           a.ou  ' "       2. 10 ���  11. 40 a.m.  11. 45  U  LOG CABIN           ,,           2.10   ���  ���    i.oo���  12" 20  -   12.15 )  (.                    1. 35 j  1  12. 85 i p.m  BENNETT              ���            1.151 p.m  ���  '-'12. 20   p.m.  2.45   ,  '      2.10   ���  11  CARIBOU               ���           11.50   a.m  10.20    ���  6.40   ,,  4.30   ���  AR  WHITE HORSE LV           9. 30    ���  LV        7.00   ���  Passengers must bo at depots in time to have Baggage inspected and chocked. Inspection is stopped 30 minutes before leaving time of train.  150 pounds of baprKago will be checked free with each full faro ticket aud 75 pounds  with each half fare ticket. '  J. G. Coknbld.  JyTOTICE is hereby ifiven that Sixty days  ufter date I intend to apply to tho  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woiks  for oermlislon to purchase tho follow inir  described tract of land in tho Atliu district  for agricultural purposes: Commencing  at an initial post, planted about ono milo  north-east of Atlin Townsite, thenco running east 40 chains, thonco south 20 clmins,  thence west 40chains, thenco not th 20 clmins  to the point of commencement, containing  80 acres more or less.  1     - William McNorn.  Dated at Atlin, B. C, this 22nd day of Juno  1903. Jno   27 60d  Northern Lumber Company, Limited.  NOTICE is hereby given that F. T. Trough-  ton has been appointed Managing Director  nnd Secretary Treasurer of tho 'abovo  Company, iu tho place of A. J.Baker resigned, and will sign all, contracts aud settle till  a._comit'j for the Company..  V. T. Ti-oitfditon,  Secrrt.'iry.  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  llcrtddtiat tors for Brook's staff*.  Pellew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilman  Provincial Assayeirs  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  Bd. Sanob, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. II. FORD        Prop.  Now occupy tlielr now quarters next  to the Bunk of B. N. A.. First Street.  Tin; hut li rvomuaru dually ns good as found  iu cities.   L'rivnto Entrance for ladles.  W. WALLACE GRIME G. Co.,  y   Agents.  Large or Small Sam pins forwardod for Assay  TRY  J. D. DURIE'S  V  FOR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAI NTS & OILS  Atlin cl Discovery. '  ,i v  .J,iv  W-?  u:&  .. .i���^.  V \'  I!  ��� l! fSStssaiiiriKaMunPtp* trtaujf�����.��_^^"r"-er --=  .1 /.  fen'  v  Tobogganing <into a Bear.  A member of the Wellman polar expedition of 1808-ii, Paul Bjf rvig, is described by Mr. Walter Wc.iman, in "A  turagedy of*thc Fur North," as a man of  Superior courage, of unexampled fortitude and of inspiring character. If there  was a 'bit of dangerous work to do, ho  was sure to be the first to plunge in. lie  Bang and laughed at his work. If ho  Went down into a "povridge," 'half ico  and half salt water, and was pulled out  by has hair, hc^cnano up with a joko  about the ico cream froexor.  ,One day three men were out bcar-hunt-  ,lng on an island., Two of Mem had  rifles, the oilier ihad none. The last was  Bjoervig. They found a bear, wounded  hint,, and chased him l-o the top of a  glacier. TJicre brtiiu stood at bay. Ono  of the htmlent wr-nt lo the left, another  to the right. Ujocivig laboriously mounted the" ice-pile to scaic I ho beast down  whom the others tiii^ht get a altol. Hut  one of I he hustler?, became impatient, and  started to climb up also. On the way  be lost hi-} footing, fell; and slid forty���or  fifty feet into a poekcl of soft snuw.  At tliat moment, unfortunately. Bjoer-  vig frightened the bear. " Leaving tho  summit of the ice-heap, the beast slipped  ��nd slid straight toward tho hclples-j  man, who was floundering up to his armpits below. Apparently the man's Jifc  was not worth a half-kroner. Tn a few  seconds the'boar would be upon him, and  i would tear him to pieces. The brute was  woundedj furious, deapeia.le..  Bjoervig saw wli.it hcjiad to do. He  did not hesitate.- He followed the bear.  From his perch at the summit he threw  'himself down the precipitous slope. He  ..rolled, fell, slipped straight down toward  the'big white bear'." He had no weapon  but an oaken skec-staff, a mere cane;  nevertheless he made, straight for ,the  bear.    ' ��  Dawn the' hillock slope he came, bump-  fag and leaping, and yelling at the top of  his voice.. His cries, the commotion  which he raised, the-vision the bear saw  of a man flying down at him, frightened  ,tlhe 'beast half out of his wits; diverted  his attention "from the imperiled hunter  lto the bold pursuer.  This was what Bjoervig was working  for. The hear dug his mighty claws into  the ioe and stopped and looked at Bjoervig, ibut Bjoervig could not stop. 'The  slope was too steep, his momentum too  great. He dug his hands into the crust  of the snow; he tried to" thrust his skee- I  staff deep into the surface. It was in  vain. Now he'was almost upon the bear;  tho beast crouched lo, spring at him. Another second and it would nil be over.  Crack! the rifle spoke. The man down  below had had time to recover his equilibrium. Another shot and the battle was  over. Bjoervig and the bear rolled down  together.  '*TTou saved my life," said 'the man  with the gun, when Bjoervig had picked  himself up.  "No, no," responded Bjoervig,^ whipping  the snow out of his hair, "you caved  mine."      .*��� - ~  W'  v  The Domestic Shah.  "Don't you think that there aire munv  men who want to 'be fussed over and re-'  quire just as much waiting upon as the  most spoiled and helpless of women?"  uaks a correspondent, and then pro-  ���ceds to answer: "Tlie majority, 1  dare say, arc not ' guilty of this  weakness, but there are heaps of  men-noodles who want their" womenkind  to 'cosset' them as if they were babies or  invalids. They must be cockered up  with every kind of indulgence; they have  ���a.11 the airs and the unbridled tempers  and extravagances of a Shah-in-Shah,  and the more generously and patiently  their whims and fancies are borne with,  the more exacting and domineering do  they become, the more difficult to please,  .the more outrageous-in their demands.  and the more impossible and hopeless to  get on with happily and comfortably.  "When a domestia tyrant of fchi3 type  returns to 'his domicile everything must  be at a standstill until he has signified  his lordly pleasure as to whether the different members of the family may continue their occupations or not, and fco  matter what they are doing, or have  done, you may be pretty oertain that il  is not right in his eyes! If he has mis  laid a book or a newspaper nobody in the  place is allowed to have any peace until'  it ia found.  "As for his pipe or tobicco-pouch, why  nothing short of a domestic revolution  ooours if treasures of this sort happen to  bo banished temporarily from his view.  They arc so dear to hint, so indispensable  to his happiness, so absolutely npce.ts-ny  to his existence, thai lie cannot even beat  them out of his sight, and unless bo can  lay his hand on litem at once, the mild-  tMl. mannered of men i.s capable of trans-  foi tiling hitiiaoir into a Nero at tiny moment. Don't we all know the Boanerges-  liko roar, 'Where's my pipe? Htt-s anyone seen my pipe?' or the testy lcmatk.  'Most extraordinary thing how everything gets interfered with hero. I can't  even put my pipe down a minute or two  but somebody hides it or takes il away!-  Ton.to one be litis covered it over him  self with his newspaper, cud, aftet creating a great hubbub and commotion, it is  'ound just where he laid it himself."  Curious Bits of News.  Professor Curie of Paris, who, aided  byv his wife,  discovered and extracted  from pitch-blcndo the strange substance  sailed radium,  recently  remarked  that  he would not venture into a room, con*  taining  one   kilogram   of   radium   be-  sause it would probably destroy his eyesight, burn oil hi9 6kin, and oven kilt  him.   Radium gives off more abundantly  than  any  other  known  substance  the  mysterious emanations named Beequerel  rays, which aro supposed to consist of  almost infinitely minute particles.  They  are driven off with a velocity as high as  '100,000   milcv   per  .second,   and  cause  Bcrious inflammations''upon the hands of  persons   working   with    the  substance.  They also give rise to luminous effects.  In consequence of tho construction of  the great Assouan dam,on the Nile, 000  miles above Cairo, the famous  temples  on tho Island of Philae aro partially submerged  when   tho   reservoir  is   full  of  water.    But the  civilized  world  would  not willingly see these magnificent relics  of antiquity destroyed, and accordingly  in elaborate system of underpinning the>  buildings   was   adopted.     Some ��of, the  colonnades1 and'temples were found to  be  resting   on   fractuied  stone  beams,  broken by subsidence of the soil. Heavy  steel .giiders,   enclosed     with   rubble  Ifiasonry    and   mortar','  which   protect  them from corrosion, were placed under  the broken foundations, and the masonry  Syas carried down to bed- rook beneath.  The work was done in the face of considerable danger, but without accident.  The  project  of  climbing  the  loftiest  Mountain on the earth, Moun t Everest, in  the Himalayas, whoso tremendous head,  rises, according to trigonometrical measurements, 29,002 feet above sea-level, has  now reached a stage immediately antecedent to the actual attempt.   A party,  led by Mr. Eckenstein,  an experienced  climber, has set out for the foot .of the  <yreat 'peak.    Several  celebrated  mountain-climbers have expressed the opinion  that the feat is feasible, but only by  the method of gradual ascent, whereby  tho adventureis may become inured to  the    effects    of    a    rare    atmosphere.  Months, and even years, may be spent  in ascending to higher and higher leveK,  a  long  pause being  made  after  every  considerable      advance.   ,  The    highest  ascent now on record is that of Aconcagua,  in   the Andes,  the  elevation  of  which as 23,080 feet, 5,922 feet, or more  than  a  mile,  less than   the  height  of  Everest. '     -        *    ���  Recent press despatches announce the  discovery by a professor in Prague'of'a I  lamp lighted by means of bacteria-." Of1  this report "The Lancet"1 (London) remarks: "We suppose that the discovery  "amounts to an improved method of feeding photogenic bacteria, the existence of  which has been known for some years.  . . L. The experiment is quite'simple  and .easily succeeds. All that is necessary is to place the.flesh of fresh haddocks or herring in a two or three per  cent, solution of common salt, keeping  the mixture at a temperature of about  7 degrees C. above freezing point.. After  a few days it will be found that not  merely the flesh of the fish but also the  whole of the liquid* in which it is immersed gives off a pale jgreenish light,  which becomes much more brilliant if a  little sugar is added. . . ��� Doubtless  by paying attention to the needs_ of  these specific bacteria���by employing,  for example, highly stimulating food-  more intense light than was hitherto the  case has been obtained. It is even suggested that the bacteria light might  .afford a safety-lamp for the miner."  Probably few persons who go up or  down Broadway or any other important  thoroughfare of New York city have  ever stopped to ask why the hands on  the faces of nearly all the big wooden  clocks that swing as signs over jewelry  stores indicate that it is eighteen  minutes past eight o'clock. These clock  hands indicate, according to the New  York "Tribune," the exact time in. the  evening when Lincoln, accompanied 'by  his wife, left the White House on Apnl  14, 1805, to go to Ford's Theater, Washington, where John Wilkes Booth, the  aotor, shot him. The man who first  originated this wooden clock sign idea  had a workshop in a downtown street in  1805, and shortly after the assassination  he conceived tho idea of painting tho  hands on all his signs to point out this  special time. His successors m the  business continued the practice, as din  other men. There is probably not a  great street in New1 York city to-day  that has not one or more of these reminders. '  the set to throw up a bucket of water to  make a good splash. Miserable stage-  managementl What is the drammer coming "to, anyhow?"���" Judge."  "What ales the porter?"' "His young  daughter wines all tho time, and he is  going ' homo to liquor."���Princeton  KTiger."  Waggish Bounder���1've'jut.t spent a  week i at Lord and ,Lady Blank's place.  His, Friend.���You ha.v e 1 Why, which of  them invited you?'''"Neither. Fact is, I  (anew that Lord and Lady B. were not onj  speaking terms just now, so I went and  Btayed. .Each  thinks the other, invited  me.'  Child Study.  Ono hundred children were handed  ��ach a hot iron.  Thirty-three boys 'and eighteen girls  said "Ouch!" Twenty-five girls and ten  boys said "Ooch!"  Of the girls who said "Ouch!" seven  had pug-noses and one toed in.  Thirteen boys born of foreign parents  ��Ud "Ooch!"  Tho conclusions to be drawn from this  Interesting experiment will be embodied  In a Wok and published in the Practical  {Science 'Series. "  Spoiled the Scene.  Romeo De Ranter was ��� crossing 'a  bridge when lis attention was attracted  kr the shrieking of someone in the  murky deptJhs below him. , It being quit."  dark, he could not see tihe person who was  evidently fn'danger; but, guided by the  calls for help, he rushed, to the side of  tho bridge, poised for'a moment on tho  railing, and leaped into the river, shouting: ��� . ...  "Keep up your courage, gir-rl!   I will  save yuhl*  Once in the water, ho swam with  steady strokes to her side and seized her  in his strong clasp. There was but little  current, and he called:  "Tell the stage-hands to shake her up  a, little! This scene will go bad from the  front."  But the water remained calm, and ho  slowly dragged the dripping form of tho  young woman to land. With strenuous  efforts lie lifted her to the shore and  clambered after her.  "That calcium man is rotten!" ho  growled. "I should have had tho spotlight from the time I jumped."  Even when the -people who had witnessed his feat rushed up to congratulate  him on his bravery Jie would not listen  to them, but strode off, muttering:  "And they didn't have anyone back of  Studies in Natural History.  <��� _____  Tlie''Boy.'  Tills untamable'little creature, which  Is well called "Tho Terror of tho, Neighborhood," is perhaps the most feared and  dreaded of all animals, and the one that  causes the most aggravation.  Host peopie have the same instinctive  desire to throttle a boy at sight, and on  general principles, that they have to kill  a snake.^ Unfortunately, the' law prevents .this; and' as it has been found inexpedient to keep it confined like a lion  or a jackal in a steel cage, out of harm's  way, human beings have been unable to  protect themselves against a creature so  bloodthirsty that it finds its chief- delight in torturing its victims.  This causes everyone to view the advent of a Boy sin a community with  alarm, while the presence of two or  three depreciates the value of property  and makes nervous people flee from tho  vicinity. ' , ' '  Although naturalists have devoted  much time to the study of this subject,  *hey have never been aible to definitely  classify the Boy, owing to his partaking  of the obnoxious traits of all the'other  animals. "Physically, it is all Stomach  and Yell,;witti a rudimentary heart and  ,no soul.  Notwithstanding all this, however, the  ���Boy is'greatly esteemed as a household  pot, and is quite generally kept in that  capacity. Indeed, few families are satisfied and happy without one, although  after"'having received one they never  know another minute's peace and quiet  as long as they 'have it about the house.  This is the most startling fact in all  natural history, as, having obseived their  friends' boys, one would think that no  money, could induce a person to undertake to raise a creature that was so  ^much trouble.  In looks th�� Boy presents a curious  anomaly, as it changes at diffeient ages.  When it is quite young, and at the time,  It may be observed, that most people select it, it is soft and beautiful, with an  angelic expression that appeals strongly  to female owners and causes them to  rave over it. '  * A little later it gets stringy and long-  legged, with, pale green freckles and  warts, and generally uncouth and unprepossessing appearance. -Fortunately,  however, by this time its owners_ have  become attached to it; "otherwise jt  would be cast out to perish.  The habits of the Boy afford a most  instructive study. It eats steadily from  the time it gets up until it goes to bed,  and devours the most indigestible sub-1  stances "with perfect impunity. Green  apples, liquorice, hunks of bread and  meat, doughnuts and whole pots of jam  disappear down its throat without raising the slightest commotion in its stomach. When it is not opening i$s mouth  to poke food down, it is opening it to  emit a series of hideous sounds, so practically a Boy's mouth is never shut.  These sounds are unintelligible to human  beings, 'but are apparently understood  by its mates. _  Naturalists also call attention to th��  fact that a Boy is the only animal that  spends its time in play, and it haa been  further observed that it soon wearies of  any sport that does not hurt someone  else. Another curious thing is that although a Boy can play all day, he becomes ill and weary the minute work is'  suggested to him or ho starts to school.  This is probably constitutional.  Occasionally a boy has been broken in  to do a few household tasks, but it re-(  quires so much energy and trouble to |  make it do any useful work that few .  people have the physical strength to at- j  tempt it.  Boys are also femiphobes, and frequently bite and kick when a pretty girl  desires to kiss them and stroke their  hair. In time, however, they can be  broken of this bad.habit, and taught to  endure female caresses with much equanimity.  The chief characteristic of a Boy is  his aversion to- soap and water. In this  it is like the cat, and it is with difficulty  driven near the bath tub. It also balks  at being* dressed up and shown off before  company. Now and then, it is ,true. you  find one who will consent to be adorned  in Fauntleroy collars, and who will get  out on the floor and do its little tricks  without *he whip, but these are never  pure-blooded Boys. They aTe mongrels  with a strong strain of ��issy in them.  A curious thing in this connection is  that everyone who own3 a Boy believes  that he is a wonder and will be a future  winner in the show. He also bitterly  resonte the insinuation that his Boy possesses tho same characteristics of other  boys, or would be guilty of such a thing  as breaking windows or1 ringing old |  maids' door bells. J .,.,.'  Most people, as has been said, like to  keep a Boy themselves, but all, without  exception, object to their neighbor's, and  those who have none get even by prophesying evil things of the Boy across  the etreet. Sometimes, however, tho  creature turns out well, and then wo all  brag that we knew it when it waa a  Boy. i  . . |  Hie Complaint  I am a ibaby, eleven months ofld, and  Wrly worn out already. Please let me  alone! ��  T am not a uroditfv, excoot to the ex  tent" that, 'not having anything to say,  I don't talk. Two big persons claim to  be my parents���why can't they let it go  at that? I have never denied'the chaa-ge.  [ haven't much data to go by, but I don't  think I am either a magician, a learned  pig, or a virtuoso. I don't honker for  applause; so, it will be an appreciated  favor if you won't put me through any  'parlor tricks.  ' *" '  If I have my wealthy old Uncle Ezra's  nose, congratulate Uncle Ezra, but don't  blame rne. I may be a kleptomaniac, for  all I know, but I can't help it. ,  Don't rattle'rattles at me���tliey.rattlo  me. Don't goo-goo and ootsie-kootsie at  me. 'I can't understand it any' better  than the English language. .  The pain I have is-not in my stomach,  but in my neck. ,1 don't want to be entertained or'mystified or, medicated or  applauded. And, if you don't want mo  to grow Uf to bo a hypochondriac, a  stamp-collector, an awful example, a  ping-pong enthusiast, a misanthrope, you  j list lemnie me 1 ���"s m n -��-. sin i.��  "Smart Set."  Dcdudc.���That man called me a liar,  a cad, a scoundrel, and a puppy. Would  you advise inc to fight for that? Old  Jfent.���By all means. There's nothing  nobler in this world, young man, than  fighting for the truth.  Two old women, "Mother" Baker  Eddy "and Mark Twain, slang-whanging  each other in the papers, do not present,  an edifying spectacle.���"Town Topics."  A Great Invention.  "Yes, air, the telephone in tho greatest  invention of the age. Lei me givo you  an illustration of what it can do. You  know that I live out in the country ?" -  "Yes."  "Well, yesterday morning idler I ca/me  to town, my cook left suddcnily, wihore-,  upon any wife iinmcdia'lely called me-up  tuid told mo about it."  "How much did it cost?"       .     , ,  "Oh, a mere nothing. Twenty-five  cents."   ,  "What happened then?",  "Well, I immediately called , up the  manager of, my'servant's agency. Had  some little trouble in getting her, it(is  true, but I*got her."  "What did she say?"  "Told me lo call up a lady in Plainffeld,  ' who had a cook who was going to leave.  [ did so."  "How'much was,that?".,     ,  '"Oh, fifty cents. I found out that the  ctfok-was there all right, and thtat 'She  wtos a good cook. So then I called up my  wife again"  "Twenty-five cenits more."  "Yes. Told her about the lady,who  had the cook in Plainfield, and advised  her to call her up and talk about it. She  did so." "- .     ,   -  "How much?" -���.     j, i  "Oh, about fifty cents. Well," sir, will  rou believe it, she engaged that cook  over <b)m telephone."  "Did the cook come?"  "No. .E^awt is, she didn't show up, and  my wife came to town herself to-day and  rot another. . But' that, isn' t ��� the point.  What I wanted to("show was what can  be done with a telephone."  _"As near as I can make out, the tele>  phone cost you a couple of dollatrs, and  book up time enough 'to disturb your.'  whole day. Why, if you hadn't had a  telephone in the first place you wouldn't  have 'mown } our cook left, and anyway  it didn't make any difference, because,  after ail, your wife had to, come in and  attend to the matter personally."   ,  "By Jove! You're right. I'll have  that instrument taken out of my'house  ��uK rtttoa."���"SitA "      .  The Right Kind of a Boy.  The merchant had arrived at his office as early as 7 o'clock, and five minutes after he got down to his desk a  toxy-looking bright-faced boy came  In. The merchant was reading, and  the boy, with his hat oft, stood there  expectantly, but saying nothing. At  the end of two minutes he coughefl  Slightly and spoke.  "Excuse me, sir," he said, ''but I'm  in a hurry."  The merchant looked up.  "What do yuu want?" he asked.  "I want a Job if you've got one for  me." ,  I "Oh, do you?" snorted the merchant.  ' "Well, what are you Is such a hurry  about?"  "I've got to be, that's why," was'the  ��harp response." "I left school yesterday evening to go to work, and I haven't got a place yet, and.I can't afford  to be wasting time. If you can't do  anything for me say ro. and I'll skip.  The only place I can stop long in 1b  the place where they pay me for It"  The merchant looked at the clock.  "When can you come?" he asked.  "I don't have to come?" replied the  foungster. "I'm here now, and I'd been  at work before this If you'd laid so."  Half an hour later he was at It, and'  he's likely-to have a job as long as, be  ��antB it���Detroit Free Press.  vr.y-L,  ���''ffii-ri?  #^  '  (  HUSH!   THESE  MAIDS KNOW  that the long agojy  of female weaknesses,  the torture ,of their  more mature sisters,  may be all avoided by  the use of the great  South American,  . Nervine Tonic  which gives impulse,  power, vigor and vim  to every vital organ,  thus producing or  preserving BEAUTY  of FACE and *FORM  by feeding the nerves  directly until they put the sys-  tem in order.'   Edward Purrey, of Sydney Centre,  British Columbia, stntcs: <rMy wife  waitakon dpwn with nervous prog-  trntlon which Inter, developed into  paralysis of one side. Three bottles  of SOUTH AMERICAN NERVINB  worked wondeis for her. We can-  not apeak too highly of tho remedy."  Dr. Von Stan's' Pineapple Tablets  iigest the food in the vtomach  ��ritba��ut the aid of the stomach,  giving the atomach a rest���  .They heal the stomach by the  best cure���the rest euro. \ -  Price. 85c. 31  ' Minister (to naughty noy)���Tommy,  fou should be good���like my Uftle bujr*.  Tommy���Oh, people donala you so  cany all^peia fee doesn't dare to be  ?*<������ _ _____  Literary Progress in England.  An association of young ladies for the  itudy'of Tennyson's works has-been re-  jently formed in a rural district, under  ihe presidency of the local curate, who,  having in a communication with a newly-  pnlieted member advised the young lady  to bring her "Longfellow" with her to  the meetings, was astonished and displayed to Teceive a reply from the lady's  Mother to the effeot tihat she could not  allow her daughter to join a society of.  Iriuoh "fellows," either long or short,  srere allowed to be members, and that  ihe was surprised that a oleigyman  should countenance "such goings-on."���  English exchange.  ' Fond father  (showing    off  his offspring's      intelligence)���Now,      Elsie,  dear, what is a cat ?  Elsie���Dttnno. ,(  Fond    Father���Well,    what's     that,  iunny little animal that comes creeping up,'the stairs when every one's in  bed ?...*, '        ,  , Elsie (promptly)���Papa.���John Bull.  GOING TO TELL IT.  -The Great South American  Rheumatism Cure; the kind that-  cures in a few days the most obstinate and painful cases.  "'If you have a friend suffering  from that horror, or from lumbago  or neuralgia, it is your duty at  least to offer it to him. It will relieve, withtb^firstdose^You^toa  William Marshall, of Varney  Post Office,' County of Gray,  Ontario, writes:  "For the last year I was continually  in bed. I spent hundreds of dollars in  doctoring and medicines which proved  of little relief. The first dose of South  American Rheumatic Cure gave me instant relief. I am completely cured."  THBOREAT SOUTH AMERICAN NERVINE TONIC  builds up into vigor and health the  most shattered systems. It is unmatched in female complaints, or  general debility in either sex.  Hundred! ol testimonials from the  cured ones. 19  Willie ��� Pa, "practical" means  "crooked,"   doesn't   it ?  Pa���Certainly not. What makes you  think that ?" "    '  Willie���Well, what do the papers  mean then when they talk about "practical politics"?���Philadelphia Press.  Let It be Grip, Malaria  Fever or what not, always strike at'the Heart  to protect it,  to  strengthen it, to  cure it, and you baffle every other  ailment.  Dr. Affnew's Heart Cure  puts new vigor into every heart, and  ninety-nine out of a hundred need  it,  for that  percentage   are   sick!  Having put that machine in good  working order,   it has guaranteed  the whole system against sickness.  Ev.ery organ is soon sound.    It ai*  ways relieves in 30 minutes.  Mrs. Ezra Duorahaji. Temple, N.a.  Canada, wiites :��� " Have had heart trouble ta  years ; would have it as often.as three timsstt  week, sometimes lasting twenty:four hours.  Was persuaded to give Dr. Agnew's Heart mm  atrial, which I did, with the greatest results. IS  surely is a peerless remedy, and would adtrief  any one who has heart trouble to try ft."  BR, AGNEWfl OINTMENT.  He who would be free from piles and (ids  eurptions must use this cure, which routs thesa  out at once and for all time.  The safest, quickest cure, because compounded  on correct principles. Fiercest foe of tobtof  skin diseases.   Price, 36 cents.            m  n  k  ��� w^^JWWW*"  ntjjyrt'-i. 1 W,* fcdVTBf* f *qu  feewmSA^Vf* w.-wnr���-A ���?*���  [ pn -ftjtwjyvws'jTJn m-u.^mi  ����� ���* w^w-t-ta/**'*^  ,'V!'i1iTiiT'JiK'JTi'r ������VyT' ftTif i**"^!  ^^.^ . T. ^��^^ry>jM.*g. fr^*^.ffi|y��flff*^a3  I  is'  I  J?'  wn  i  I  THE IDEAL LUE,  i -  Joseph  Silverman, D.D., Rabbi  Temple Bmanu-El, New York.  ����������������������������������������  And he said, Go forth and stand upon  Be mountain before the Lord.���I. Kings,  x.. 11. ,        t       '~  ��� There are times when we who have  |ved constantly in, the valleys .become  tfssatisfied with our surroundings, with  Iter commonplace scenery, the .narrow  Sorizon r and contracted vision, . and  look with envious eyes to the few  bB�� have succeeded in climbing to the  fountain top. Then, under some sud-  ten spell, we summon up courage, gath-  ��� ir our feeble strength and "attempt to  fJ!mb the steep and rugged ascent.  Und when at last, after many trials and  fcilures, we reach the summit wc arc  hilly rewarded for our exertions by the  Eorious,sight before us and by the cx-  laration of the upper air.  Those in the,valley can sec only .1  Eall part of the world's wonders���  e a field, a garden, tlicre a cavern,  �� river or lake Upon the mountain  fop the sublime and awe-inspiring pros-  tect of the world's wonderful design,  eauty, majesty anil power bursts full  ipon the eye. From below we saw  ���nly a lew peaks; from above hun-  Ereds of peaks come into view, hun-  Ireds of smaller mountains, separated  ly-undulations of green forests or by  fllver threads of limpid waters.' From  kelow we had a limited'outlook, sow  Wily our own confined surroundings���  I few peasants, Y��HaEers or conceited  townspeople ; beheld only petty affairs  p{'mundane life, which seemed of such,  Jiramount importance to the denizens  ft the valley. From the heights we  Save, iComparatively speaking, an almost unlimited horizon and can see at  I glance many cities and villages, and  h the distance hills and valleys, riv-  jrs and lakes, and beyond the mighty  Scean embracing'all things. .From  ibove' all great cities seem but as toy  Ullages, men and women as tiny mini-  Itures and our seemingly vast enterprises as the block houses of children  It play. Standing there on the mountain top, in the very presence'of the  'Lor,d,'as it were, upon the throne of  Sreation, we seem to realize a sense of  t>ur greater selves and our larger pos-  ��ibilities, and to feel that the people  ind the things we have left below are  but the chrysalis from which we hive  iscaped; that the world in the'valley  fe but the stepping stone to the high-  w world above. ' -  .There are luminous hours in our  Ives when the soul yearns to emaiid-"  pate itself from the limitations under  which it ,was born and has continued  to exist, and seeks to rise to some  ligher estate of manhood or woman-  pood. We have at times visions of  Wen and women who have risen to  jpiritual heights which we aspire to  fcach. They seem ,to live on the mountain tops of life and enjoy a greater  ntd broader view of human affairs.  They are men of unusual wisdom, pro-  jound reason, of uncompromising convictions; men who stand on the vant-  kge,ground of truth, who love righteousness, execute justice and walk  humbly before their God; broad-gauge  Hen, full of sympathy and love for humanity; whole-souled men and women  , tho can smile benignly and speak graciously, yet wisely ; philanthropists, lovers of mankind, who temper just"-:  irith mercy, judgment with charity, and  trhp, like Divinity, aic patient, long  leffering and abundant in kindness and  fiercy.  In our better moments we seek to  Hand upon such a lofty plane. Our  ordinary lives seem commonplace,  %4ale,.flat and unprofitable." We go  (onstantly through the same routine of  fcating and drinking, sleeping and vcV-  Sig. The great masses seem like thousands and millions and myriads of  Molecules and organized cells that eor.-  Jribute to the mechanism of the universe. We seem often to be only ?s  fie small teeth on the cog wheels of  oman and cosmic life, rotating upon  Mie another to move some other set  if vyheels and thus transmit pjivsr,  ritality and growth to an infinite rum-  ker of revolving wheels. Now and  fcen 9ome of us rebel against a cruel,  ��t least an undesirable, fate or des-  Sny. We aspire to some higher existence than that of the beast; wc want  lo be something more than merely a  BiTt of a cog wheel; we, have-an ara-  ffon to be a power that moves the  plaeel, to be a  conscious  and active  lirecting force.not a mere passive piece  pf mechanism.   We wish to be not the  lay that is moulded,but the potter who  esigns and executes the plan.   In our  etter hours we re?ch out to such 'an  deal life that is  far   above  our  material, worldly existence, with its con-  Rant round of toil and care, coupled  pith only a modicum of pleasure.  It i9 such an ideal that reconciles   s  fthe most bitter disappointments. It  the buoy that keeps us afloat in the  tempestuous sea of life until some tin-  mpected help comes to our rescue. The  fean without an  ideal is lost in this  Brdid, selfish and cold-hearted woild.  C is subject to despondency, de-  Eair and a broken spirit that often  flows bitter disappointment, and to  &e loss of health, happiness and for-  Bme as a result of the deceit and in-.  Jratitude of "selfish"  and    trsachero'us  lends.  At such a time the words "Go forth  md stand on the n'ountain top he-  bre the Lord" appeal to us with a  ronderful forte. Get thee out of the  Ilough of despair, iout of the valley  Mere dwell the narrow and the evil  ninded, and stan'd on the heights of  pe ideal life,' with the great and the  jood, before the L/0rd. This ideal for-  Kfies the soul, brushes aside the brood-  ng care, 4 drives away the lowering  [louds and sends a say of sunshine,  Wto our,dark surroundings. ,We begin to feel that what we have lost is  not all of life:1 theie are still health,  aappiness and fortune in'store for'us;  rhat the sea is never drained; that new  friends can be made in place of the  ola; that all truth and justice, all ap-  ureciation and sympathy are not de-  itroyed; that new love can grow even  from the grave of a dead affection.  The ideal gives new zest to life, .1 new  aalo to our surroundings. It spells  aew opportunity and undying hope.. '  For the' Queen's Nurses.  The King and Queen received at Buckingham Palace on May 21 a deputation  from 1 the committee of tho Queen'*  Nurses' Endowment Fund, says The Lon-  Son Express, wl;o handed over to their  Majesties' ��81,000���made up by ,the subscriptions of four million contributors���  which is tho women's momotln.1 to,the  late Qucon, and will be devoted to tho  endowment of the "Qucon Victoria Ju-  Dllee Nurses" Institute, towards which  ��70,000 was similarly collected In connection with the jublleo of 18.S7 After,the  goputatlon had been separutelyrprcsentod  to tho King and Quoon, who cordially  shook hands with all, the Marchioness of  Londonderry handed to his Majesty a  3raft for ��00,050. subscribed in England  and Wales and by British rcsldonts'  abroad, togothor ��� with a roll recording  tho names of the contributing counties  and boroughs,' and other > details, ilia  Countess of Cadogon, on behalf of Ireland, followed with a . certificate for  ��6,874 8s lOd. The Duchess of Buccleuch  had already presented the Scottish collection,  which  amounted  to ��12,000.  Their Majesties, having endorsed each  document with their names, the King replied In the following terms :���"I* congratulate you on the success of your kindly  labors, and I am very glad that so large  a sum has been contributed to so worthy  an object as the Queen's nurses It is  en additional pleasure to the Queen and  myself that this sum should have been  collected as a memorial to my beloved  mother."  The Queen, as patron of"the Queens  nurses, also briefly expressed her thanks,  and the deputation -withdrew. '  They Knew About It.  The Chicago Tribune is responsible for  the   following,   which   is   applicable     to  others than" those who live in, that city.  , ''Say, Boys," he broke in, "poor Jimmy  Turner's dead."  Jimmy Turner was a jockey and trainer \,well known on "western traces, and  each member of the patty heaved a preliminary sigh of regiet at his taking off.  But not one of them was surprised. Not  at all. j Quite to the contrary. Every ono  of them had foreseen and predicted it  time after time.  "Well, I'm not a bit surprised," said  the first man. ','The last time I saw  Jimmy he looked mighty bad to me. Kind  of' peaked about the eyes "  VYes," said the second man, breaking  In, "and he's had that hectic ilush 011 his  cheeks for the last two months."  "I was telling my wife yesterday," went  on the third member of the wise men's  association, "that poor Jimmy wasn't  long for this world. How long was ht  sick ?  "About a minute," said the newcomer.  "He was run over 1 and killed by a pas-  senger train."      l ,  Should Have Been  Spanked.  Before the Windsor , Magistrates, The^  London Star says, a youth, aged thirteen, was charged with theft Chief  Constable" Nicholls gave the lad a bad  character, and said he tlirew knives at  his mother and father, and locked ,them  In rooms until thoy gave him money. Th��  demolitions on the site of the new Ses-  Ihe Deeporado :���You can 'amnaor for a  -week, but I don't let you out under a  tanner.���London   Star.  father said that onco the boy locked  Dome visitors In a room, prevented them  catching a train, and demanded money  before he would let them free. The  Bench Bent this promising youth to a  yaformatory school.  Austrian Army Suicides.  Statlatloa of suloldo In the Auatro-Hun-  garlan army tell a djric story. Hvea  among the civilian population of that em-  piSfe the percentage of suicides is high���  1.63 per 10,900 Inhabitants, as against 0.76  in Britain, though still lower than Germany, whose percentage Is 2.71. Austritin  anrfy suicides, however, are equal to  those of any throe other European armies  ��ut together. Britain's army of free men  oes not weary of Its own oxlstenoe. Tho  percentage Is ��.08 per 10,000, while In the  Austrian army it rises to 12.63, even  double that of the German army, which  way be described as a bad second, with a  *��te of 9,&.   Relics o�� Ancient London.  According to London papers,  recently  to band, the workmen employed la tho  slons House in the Old Bniley have un-'  earthed a portion of the old Roman wall  Immediately 'behind the "Dead-man's  Walk," the' burlal-ijlnce for executed  malefactors. A substantial piece of tho  old v/all was known to exist at tho back  of Nswgate, and theie is a special clause  In the contract for the present works  there providing for the careful preservation of the lelic The old wall 101-  merly ran almost patallcl with the Old  Baiiey. The structure of tho wall can  be plainly seen on examination ot the  poition now unearthed, which is built of  ragstone, flint, and lime, and bonded at  intervals with courses ot plain and curved edged til's. The bastion at St.  Giles' Church, Cripplegate, the fragment  in the street knowi\_as I^ondon Wall, and  a portion in George street, Tower Hill,  are the only 'other traces on a large scale  now left of the Koman structure. The  wall was built about 303 A.D. by the Emperor Constantlne, to keep out the hordes  Of Plots and Soots, at which time, north  of the wall, was a huge forest tract infested with wild bcirs. The wall was  afterwards (about ?'.0 A.D.) repaired by  .rheodocius. a General of tho Emperor  Valentinian. Old P.-mnn London was  scarcely larger than Fytio I'm Is. Its love!  was eighteen feet below the present level  of Cheapslde. The .!ls,tance from north  at London Wall, to south, at the Thames,  was half a mile, and from oast, at tho  Tower, to west,- at Ludgatc, about ono  mile. Tho gates on the old wall were  Brldgegato, Ludgatc, BIMiopsgate, Al-  dersgate and Aldgate. r  For the Farmer.  'A simple way to test the quality of  ��il cake is to throw a few handfuls  >f the ground article into boiling water  ind let it cool. /The amount of scum  ��n the top will show the oil, along with  die straws, chaff and lightweed seeds  :ontained in it; the sediment at the bottom will show the sand and dirt,'while  the odor will indicate whether it is  xiade of sound or,inferior seed. This  tast .point is a very important one.  Potato-growing.  ,Few people study into the reasons  'or doing a thing, and instead of doing  .heir work according to reason many  io it according to "grandfather's rule,"  handed down-from bygone days. When  the soil was new, full of humus and'  >lant food, and was light and loose, the  ���oots could get through it to great  engths easily, and if cut off by a care-  ess cultivator could get plenty of food  'n the circumscribed area; but now our  soils have been robbed of all material  which holds them up and keeps them  mellow, and are sadly deficient in  ivailabie plant food, so, that a larger^.  irea is required to grow the plant, and  in injury to the roots causes a failure  of food and a lessening of the yield.  The ploughing between the rows and  extensive hilling once in fashion is not  the best method for the present time,  and certainly is not the cheapest. It is  laid ^that when the potatoes were  brought back to,their native,home from  Ireland the practice of lulling was  Drought with them. I know of no other  reason for it. In'that country^ they  made hills, to get them up out of the  too moist soil; here we need more  moisture as a rule. The roots are the  means by which food is obtained; to  cut off roots is to cut off'food supply.  The roots as they become "old ,and  tough lose the power to take in food,  and the process is continued further  out where they are smaller. The older  the plant the further from the base is  the food obtained. - The growth and  length of the roots are very great.  When the_ foliage is not more than  :en inches high the roots are eighteen  inches long; later they are from three  to five feet. Should one'wash away  :he dirt carefully and get all the roots  without breaking them, they would  make a rope larger than a braid of a  woman's hair. It is sale to say that by  ir"'lsummer_theie is not an inch of soil  in a potato field that'is not filled with  the roots.' No deep cultivation can be  given at this time without tnittry. Once  I grew 150 bushels an acre without any  cultivating at all. Potatoes grow in  spite of, not because of, cultivation.  We cultivate to keep down weeds, to  break up the crust and, preserve the  water supply, not to make-potatoes  grow. If you do not believe it, plant  some and cover with straw, and sec.  The method which will do all of.thebe  things best, quickest and cheapest,  without injuring the root growth, is  the one we want and are seeking.,  The previous preparation has much  to do with the methods we can use, and  the after treatment should always be  kept in mind when planting any crop.  Potatoes that are planted shallow must  be hilled up some or they will be sunburned ; hence, , level culture requires deeper planting. The new  tubers are -always attached  :o the stalk, and are always above the  leed piece planted. Therefore, a shallow-planted potato must be covered  t��y hillinp; to keep the new tubers cov-  tred. This hilling not only cuts off  :he roots, but gives the sun a chance  jo dry out the sides of the hills and  decrease the yield.  Where the mark was shallow and the  ���oil was not very mellow, I would  plough deep between the rows with  1 one-horse plough or cultivator with  rery sharp# teeth the minute the potatoes begin to come up and before  the roots are long. I would turn the  dirt onto them and completely cov-  jr the just protruding top. This will  ���mother small weeds, cover them decp-  :r and loosen the soil between the  rows all at one operation; but the  seeder across the rows should follow  it once, to level and loosen the dirt  ihat is on the plants. If you have  10 weeder use a harrow with "pig"  teeth.  -The roots are the canals and the  water the agent which carries the  food through them to the foliage. One  aiust dig up the soil well, so the canal  ��n get through it, and so the capillary  action will furnish water. This cultivation must be done", for no one ever  ���ecceeded in-growing a good crop in  hard soil, and it must be done before  the canal is made (grown) or it will be  destroyed. After the first deep,  thorough work, twice in a row, the  teeth should not go deeper than two  inches again at any time.  Where the tubers are covered four  nehes deep, as they should be, they  should be harrowed with a smoothing  aarrow, or a spring tooth with teeth  set shallow, twice t before they come  tp. This will not' tear them out; do  tot be "afraid of it. Let the team  jvalk between the rows and not step  Dn the hills. When they come up  the ground should, be as clean  of weeds and'as level' as ' a  house floor, mellow as a garden  and the undersoil moist. ' After  :hey are two inches high and have  turned green, harrow or cultivate and  follow with'a weeder. Always.use a  weeder across the rows, as it will level  down the dirt which is worked toward  t?r plants, is less likely to cover with  stone and takes out ,the weeds better. Work,over the potatoes often  snough to keep any crust from forming, to keep sprouting^ weeds killed,  ind raise a dust to drive away flea  beetles.  Unless compelled by the'manner of  planting, do not hill up at all. The  workings will work up a little soil,  and there will he a rounded surface  toward the plant but no deep trenches. By this method of using the team  harrows and weeder the cost of cultivating should be only a few dollag*-4  an acre; for a boy. who costs' 50 cents,  and the team will harrow ten or twelve  acres a day, and do it better than any  man and cultivator.  The great trouble with all ordinary  cultivation is that the weeds "in the  hill and the crust on it are not broken  and both cause a loss, that the 'cost  is too great and too much time is taken. To grow potatoes at from 10  to 20 cents a bushel we must adopt  improved methods.���G., E. Chapman,  in N. Y. "Tribune Farmer."  ((f  Antarctic Exploration. ,  We have yet to get many of the de^  tails of what the Discovery has achieved  'in the Antarctic for exploration and scl-  snee, says Tho London Chronicle. More-  aver, when the relief ship Morning left  tier, bringing news to New Zealand, she  had only half done her work. We know  snough, however, to be able to say that  the present Biltish Antarctic expedition  will rank as one of the most notable in  the history of polar travel and research.  Captain Scott and his comrades of tho  great sledge journey got nearer to *the  ���outh pole by two hundred miles than  anybody has been before. They reached  52 deg. 17 S., and it is not impossible that  during,their second year's stay in theso  regions they may contrive to surpass  this record. Then land has been found  at the extremity of ithe ice barrier, and  It has been made .clear that Mounts  Erebus and Terror form part of an island set' in a strait, and not, as once  had been thought, part of ��� a solid. Antarctic continent. Altogether, a * very remarkable addition is likely to be made  to our knowledge of the Antarctic, and'  30 to our full understanding of the'globe,  when the Discovery comes back from the  wilderness of ice which has closed around  her. Her equipment for her mission is  In singular contrast for its completeness  to that of the craft which first sailed  to the far south. Chronicles of them  go back to the early part of the eighteenth century, and suggest the names  of George Shelvoke and Lozier Bouvet  of Crozet, . James Cook and Furneaux.  The nineteenth century brings us to'Bel-  linghausen, the Russian, to Charles  Wilkes, the American, and in particular to the expedition, in the years 18J9-41,  of Sir James Ross He discovered Victoria Land, christened Mounts Erebus  and Terror after his own ships, and  reached as far towards the south pole as  78 deg. 10. In 1874 Sir George Nares, with  the Challenger, first crossed the Antarctic Circle by steam,and In recent years  there have been the expeditions of the  Belgica and of the Southern Cross, the  latter fitted out by Su George Newnes,,  and commanded by Mr. C. E. Borch-  grcvlnk, who penetrated to 78 deg. 50  south. With the coming of the twentieth  century there also came a revival of  Antarctic exploration, on what may fairly be called the giand scale. Scottish,  German and Swedish expeditions are all  at present probing the seciets of the  far south, and all in such a way that,  they work in with the larger undertaking  organized by the Royal Geographical  Society. The Discovery took the route  of the Ross Sea, while the Scotia approached the polar ice fiom the direction  of tho Falkland Islands The Swedish  vessel Antarctic went by Cape Horn  and Graham Land, and the German ship  Gauss bv Kerguelen. "The main objects," sild Sir Clements Markham, discussing Antaictlo exploration before the  Discovery sailed from England, ' aro to  determine as far as possible the extent  and nature of the south polar land, to  ascertain the nature of its glaciation and  the condition of the ice-cap, to observe  the character of the underlying rocks  and to mako a magnetic survey south of  10 deg., S. Much impot tance is also attached to the meteorological observations,  and especially to meteorological observations south of 74 dog. Deep-sea Bound-  Ings, with temperatures, are also to ba  taken, and biological observations nro  to be made." Hero was work enough for  the Discovery. Sho sailed from England  In July, 1901, for Now Zealand. At Lyttlo-  ton Captain Scott made his final preparations and then steamed south into  tho ley unknown. During the ensuing  Antarctic summer sho visited Capo Adar��,  Wood Bay, and Cape Crozler, and made  a far-reaching cruise eastward along tho  Ice barrier. The coast was followed to  latitude 76 deg., longitude,162 deg. 30 min.,  or about 160 miles beyond the furthest  point previously reached in. this direction. The land dlscoveied In the extremity of the ice barrier was extonslve and  rugged, peaks and mountains rising from  It into the clear Antarctic sky. Returning  westward, the Discovery eventually found  excellent winter quarters���she was still  frozen in when the Morning left���in the  vicinity of Mount Erebus, where Mc-  Murdo Bay is Indicated on the map.  "Here," Sir Clements Markham had said,  speaking in anticipation, "there is probably a better climate than at Capo  Adare, because it is within the anti-  cyclonic region," It has now been ascertained that McMurdo Bay Is really a  strait, and valuable observations have  been made as to the volcanic Mounts  Erebus and Terror. Only smoke, not  Are, seems to have been seen issuing  from them, and by It tho officers ana  crew of the Discovery could tell the  direction of the wind. A trying but  valuable sledge expedition was made to  Houut Terror by a party under Lieutenant  Royds. The log-books of the Discovery  also record a fin�� piece of work by Lieutenants Armitage and Skelton, who were  away twenty-one days exploring thd  western range of Antarctic mountains.  Greatest of all in this ice travelling was,  of course, tho Journey southward of Cap-  ta*A, Scott's .own   party.    If   they   got  nearer. by SS7   miles���that   seems   to  he  as exact a calculation  as  can be made  at the  moment���to'the  south'pole  than  anybody has been before, they assuredly  did it by heroic toll nnd endurance. Exposure almost cost one of them his life, t  and as their dogs died  they luid themselves  to  drag the  sledges'back to the-  Discovery.    Her people will have adventures enough to  tell as well  as a mine  of Information   to   give   tho  world.  , We   ,  'Bhall have the evidence which /points to-  the icerbarrler being afloat, though connected with the land ice.  Again, a Vic-  torla Land traversed by ranges of high  mountains will mean new marks on the-    ,  south   polar   map.     Withl/i   the  present ,  month   the   full, despatches   brought   by  the Morning from the Discovery will b��  available' in  England.    The   intention   is  /  to make their contents public at a meeting of the Geographical Society held for  the purpose. It Is possible that the King,  or the Prince of Wales may be present  at this meeting.         (\  Aliens in Britain.  t The' President of the Local Government  Board has furnished Sir Howard Vincent.  M.P., with the result of the inquiries he-  has made concerning the destitute aliens  relieved  from   the   British   poor  rate   in-  England and Wales during the year 1302.    ���.*  Hie result * is not less  remarkable  than  that shown by Mr. Akers-Douglas' recent  census of the foreigners in his Majasty's  prisons.    That showed  n-total of nearly  -  beven hundred criminal aliens, maintain- .  ,  ed   by   tho   British 1, taxpayer   at  a   cost  estimated at  ��.10,000 a year,  apart from.  tholr   depredations   and   the   expense   of., -  law and police.   Four thousand six, nun-,  dred  and  eighteen  destitute  aliens were  granted   poor-law   relief   last   year.   Or    .  these, 1,929 were admitted as indoor cases,  while 237 were bent to lunatic or imbecllfr  asylums.    London  accounts in the  total  for 3,234 destitute   aliens,   of  whom ,l,fw  werei indoorrtand 1G8  lunatics,  or  idiots..,  -,  The provinces afforded relief to 1,384 des- ���  tltute aliens and 120 alien vagrants,  an��>  sent 69,to lunatic asylums.. The greatest,  charge fell upon Liverpool, ������ with< 4351 destitute  aliens,   of   whom  391   were  indoor  and ten lunatic.    Leeds was, however, a   '  good  second  in   this  hospitality.. ".JieBerj '  was  afforded to  445 destitute, aliens,  rut   ���  of these  only 41 were  admitted  ind->or��. -"  Twenty-four aliens, upon the other haua,,  were  sent  to   the   West ^ Riding  lunatic-    >  asylums.   Birmingham Union comes third ���  with  121  alien   paupers.    But  Caiiiff  Js  only    one    point   behind,    with   120.    or ���;  whom 84 were indoor and 27 lunatic. West -  Derby,    Manchester,   Salford  and  Pi est-,,  wich come next in order, while the un- t -  Ions of Sheffield and Ecclesall. maintain" <  21  aliens,   Including  one   idiot.   Ihe   na- ,  tionallty of  these 4.G18    destitute    aliens  ���was thus made up :���Russians and'Po.es,  2,486 :  Germans,' 710 ;   Italians,  2o2 ;   Aus-     ,  trians,  143 ;  Roumanians,   63 ;   other  na-     t  tionalities,  464.    It  is  to  be remembered v-  that the poor law relief is entirely independent of that afforded  by  the  Jewish  Boards of Guardians and-the Russo-Jew-    ,  ish Joint Committe", 'who.relieved in tli��.  course of last year upwaids of 6,000 c.ca-  (  titute aliens in London alone.   Last year  the Home Office Issued letters of British^  naturalization  to upwards  of 800  aliens,  one-half  of  whom  were    Russians  '��M-.,  Poles.     '  -������fi  The statement Is  made ,that  the first  "black"list of habitual drunkards'  pub-,  llshed in London under the new licensing  law contains  the names of three  time*-  as many women as men.     ,. r    ",  '   'An Indian Postage Stamp.  We published recently, saysf The Dally  Graphic, the accompanying facsimile of a'_  postage stamp of the native Indian State t  of Bundi,  in Rajputana,  sent  to  us   by  Messrs". Whitfield King & Co. of Ipswich,  who wrote :���'JUnfortunately we can give  you no translation of the inscription, nor  a coriect  description  of the central  design, which looks to us like  a one-eyed '  bandmaster repelling the attack of two-.  vM  Facsimile of the  Stamp���Daily Graphic,  abnormally big-headed calves, which are-  evldently intended to represent Indian  ScLCFcd bulls" i -~  Mr. J. V. Densal, writing from on board  the steamship Oceana, off Port Said, has  kindly sent us a translation of the inscription and an explanation of the.design.   He says :��� ���     J,  "The top line means the State of Bundi.  The line under it consists of two letters-  forming one word, meaning 'one.' The  lino under the design also consists of two  letters, making ono word, 'anna.* The  last line gives the year of the issue,  Samvat, 1954,' corresponding with A.D .  1898. This is a o'nc anna stamp, issued  by the State of Bundi in 1898.  "Tho design, too, Is tlniple. It is meant  to represent tho emblem of the particular  sect of Hinduism to which tho Chief or  Bundi belongs. A bull is used as a conveyance by the Hindu god Siva, and the  followers of that sect have bulls as their  signs,"      -   '  A Valuable Picture Refused.  There has Just come to light in Bristol, England, an interesting romance or  a picture. For some years there has  been hanging in the Bristol Toung Men's  Christian Association a picture entitled  "The Holy Family." The owner lent ��t  Tor a long time, and once proposed that  the association should buy it. He did  not wish to drive a hard bargain. The  picture was obviously a good one ; it was  3ix feet by four and a half feet. Would  the committee like to buy it for ��i0 T.  "If you would," he 3ald, "I am so mueh  in sympathy with your excellent work  that I am willing to contribute *S myself toward the purchase mofley." ��Jt  the committee felt that they had more-  Important demands for their ��5 notee,  and they replied accordingly. By atid ny  the owner died, and the executors began  to realizo hlB estate. Tho picture was  looked up and the work was ordered to  be pacTced and sent to London for sale.  Judge the satisfaction of the executojn  when they received an offer of ��7!000-  for it, and were advised not to sell under  ��10,000. Experts have identified the picture as from the brush of Pietro de Cor-  tona, the-great Italian pakiter of the  early seventeenth century.  i  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant  Soap Powder is better than other powders,  as it is both Map and disinfectant.      34r  ���i 11  '���' :o-  j���..   ---^*ej. .^._u.^uj .itjJirt^.i..^jai.  a <..-=.��uai,^, AJk*j��aU!Jia*u����tMs.^cWsijaiJ_r_  ^.irxc^t^^j.. i l.M-,T��r - i)i-JJ)i.\.sAss-auuii  H. IT tl-r-J^iu^J^  ' o'vv>s"-��vtr,"<?:=r"-  -- '..,.-?>,.  I-   X  .  ATLIN     B. C,    SATURDAY/   AUGUST,  15,    1903.  s    I  1" ���  li?';  liii  It:  li  su  It  II  X  il  1  ,-���...-ijAj/ s.i:iO- ^���S'X w.Ll^L..  Cliiiruh  "1  ntigliiml:    ,  St. Martin's (Jliuriili, cor. Third nnd Truiii-  oi'sliurts Siinilnv sriwcus. Matin', at 11 n.  in., K\pi-!>oii{; 7:30 p. in. Ci Icbiulion ol Holy  Communion, 1st Sunday in t'.icli month uml  o-i SijcuuI oucnsions. Siuid<\.\ Scliool, Sunday at !l p. iii. Ctiinniitteii .Muetuitft, 1st  'Tliiiisdu.v m cueli month.  Uo\. K. |j. Stpplifiisoii, Ki-clor.  St. Amlicw's Pii>sl)\triiuii Ciiureli hold  ier\iops In ilio Cliuicli on Second Sticor.  iloi'iiiiwr soi'llro tit II I'vrninjr m-iuco I:.'-'1  Sundii; SfluHi! nt llici oloso of tlio uiorntn;,'  Berilco. Ui>\. E. Tui'liiiiKtoii, .Miui'.lor. Kroo  Kefiiliiiir Kouin, to m lncli till nro virUomo.  Bicycles for lent���bicycle repairing���Pillmau & Co.  ' ^ Mr. R.   T.   B. .Warton,   solicitor  and Notary Public lias lemovecl to  new quarters on Pearl StX  Laigc shipment ol" Alarm, Mantle, Kitchen and Office Clocks just  arrived at Jules Eggei t's:  The Rev.   John   Pringle  left  on  , Monday for  Dawson, he  was  well  pleased with  Atliu  and  somewhat  surprised to note the great-progress  made here during his absence.  Just lece^cd a lneiv line, of dry-  goods and gioceiics alPilluiau's._  ' Col. P. lluss, I-Ifinisburg, Pa.  and Mr. SeligPrsssei, Philadelphia,  left on Moudaj's boat, 'they were'  cheered by the crowd on the whaif  and hopes weie cxpiessed that they  soon return. The Col. made quite  an impression on our Atlin folks.  McDonald's Giocery makes a  specialty of fresh eggs   and butter.  At J he Bakery on First St. you  can get about the most dainty lunch  ever offeied in Camp; Mis. Mackintosh and Miss Dickisou certainly  make the finest Bread, Cakes and  Pastry aud theii Ice Cieam is unexcelled.  Father LeChesue will hold. Mass  on Sunday in Mr. Jenn's house,  comer of second and Trainor at  8 a. m.  Do not foi get the meeting tonight at the Nugget Hall Discovery,  S:3o shaip.  . The Hon. Richard McBride,  Premier, aud the Hon' A. E. McPhillips, Attorney General, will  address the electors of the Atlin  District.  Fishing Tackle of all kinds at  C. R. Bourne's.  The Balmoral Hotel, of which  Messrs. Anderson and Sabin are  proprietois, is all newly finished  aud is probably the most comfoi t-  able and > best equipped hotel in  Discovery. It has iu connection a  fine Hall with imported fir floor  and platform, suitable for meetings,  dances and entertainments.  W. G. Paxton, Notary Public,  intends being in Discovery cvety  evening. ��� Office al Palmei's, opposite Nugget Hall.  The B. C. Power & Manf. Co.  have finished work on their building and will be able to open up  the Steam Laundry some time  next week. A visit to the Laundry will convince any one of its tip  to date equipment. Charges will  be moderate. v  You will find a new line of station ���  ary and confectionary at Tillman's.  Fresh fruits and vegetables received on every boat at Pillmau &  Go's.  J. T. Wilkinson is on his way to  Atliu and will be heie  next  week.  Large assortment of all kinds  of Boots and Shoes just arrived at  N. C. Wheeling &.Co.s'  'Fresh   Lowncy's   Chocolates  al  C. R. Bourne's.  Tlie Excursion on the Scotia,  which was uuavoidedly postponed,  will take place next Sunday i6lh.  An"list, st'tUting at 9 a. m., (re-  Uirniii" 6 p. ui. , Bring your luncheon.  , Tn (he County Court 01 Vancouver  Iloldc-ri Ah .\tli 11 Botivren. John Kirltlaml  ol Atlin, Ti.C. Jb'onueilj Ilotul Keeper lint  nnv, n tninoi', ;tL'liiiiii-iil, 'and G C'uison of  Atlin .li. G. Jliucr, DeFciulnnt, 1 lioforo Ills  Honor .llldfju llfjndoi ion in   Clianiboi s.  Wo.tnc.diij  tlio I3lli  clu-v   o^Au^ubt lOOil.  IJl'on tlio iipiiliciitioii ot tl-o PUiliitilf mid  upon lirtiriiiii li-nrl tlio nflidiivib of Joint  ICn Itl.iuil and upon liOuiinjr 'Sir, Kappulo ol  CoilllM'l f"i tin) PliiinlilV.  ,lt is OKm-RU) tliut services of n copj of  tlio-summons nnd Plaint in this action by  tiliiiB a coin of uitno in the oilicu of the  TIo'aistvni- ol tins Court nt tlio Court House  in tliu Oitv of Vtlin and by posting n copy ol  sumo to tho Dofundout by registered niuil  I addressed to lum at (Telegraph Creek he  (food nnd Mii'ncioiil surwue Ot said iiininioiis  and l^hiiut upon tlio  aniil Defoudaul.  >.tid it is Fin tlicr Ordered that'll cop\ of  this oidoi.lio insetted in two issues ol tlio  ATL1M CIj 1 tM, n'.'wucltlv p.iiicr i>uhlisliotl  in tlie Ci1,\ of Atlin.'  And it is. l'uvthoi' CU'dored that flip clc-  fpiiilitiitilo appoiii- to said summons and  Plumtviilhui two weeks after tlio service  ai iiforusiiid mid viitlun two v>ceks, of, the  hiat-ptihlicat.on in", the ATLTN. CLAIM as  herein liiowCleri.  By tho Court,     <  K.M.N. Woods,  -.-.   'i.  Kegistrnv.  ? j.ctteb;op thanks,  Discovery, Aug^lStli." IOCS,  To the jIimcis and people.ofJJiscovci'y and  ,     'vicinity, 1 i  I fail to find language tojfully express  ni3 gratitude towards jou for tlie aul that  sou bo Kcnerouslj extended (o'-me "While  jou lia^e aroiiscdi.iny.'frratitudc, you have  also touched mj feoliuso iu a way that, reminds mo that I .��m no longer the healthy  robust jouiijj man in tho front rank,  nc\er beioio did I accept aid or assistance  hj the way of charity audit pains wo now  tothinlc that mj present condition permits  mo to accept your kind assistance.  Some of ui fail" in health earlier 'tthan  others, and when we tiro whipped Wo may  as well acknowledge it, and now knowing  thut 1 can no longer keep pace with the  jonug miner of the frontier, it is perhaps  mj duty to step down and make room for  aome ono that can,  I mas never bo able to return the assistance and kindness rendered mo on this  occu&iou. but my wishes will bo'for the  sood and welfare of the people of this Camp  and! shall nhvajs. remember jouin my  piayers.  E. L. Wilson  A CA11D TO THE  PUBLIC.  The iindersisned takes this method to  picscut his sincere thanks to the firm of  C. L Fillmun &��� Co. by wlioiiihe has been  omplojed flic' past few summers for the  muiij tavois and acts of Ikindness dono to  him  i luno found thenOionest ami square in  nil of theii dealings and traiisnctions, not  on).\ with mo but  with evorjbody.  Mv wishes are that they may succeed and  prosper in all of their iinanciltl .imder-  tnltings.  E. h. Wilson.  >9  ���ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS-  The following Sailings are announced for the month of June,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  ariival of the train :  Pkincuss MAy  July 21  �� "3i  Aug. io  ,,       21  For  fuither information,   apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  Amur .  July 27  Aug. 5  ,, 15  ,,     25  Sept.   4  ' We are still selling Mens' Furnishings,  Boots and Shoes below cost .prices. ���'  A glance at our shelves will convince  you that we .carry the largest, cleanest,  freshest and best selected stock of Fancy  and Staple Groceries in the, Camp. Prices  are always right at the IRON STORE, call  with your orders' and-be convinced.  ��  Clothing,  Dry   Goods,   Groceries,   Boots,  1 * '  '-   Shoes, Miners' Hardware, Drugs, Etc.  . -  1'  Sit \  "IffiSS  "^yE   give special attention to JSIail and Telegraphic Orders.   '    ,  AGENTS   FOR , ,     ' '���  ,   Standard-Oil Co.  Rose of Ellensbury Butter.  The Ctidahy Packing Co.  .    ,      Chase &t Sanborn's Coffee.  Groceries, Fruit & Vegetables���Crockery,  '. ;' '       ��� . Wholesales ', Retail  Skagway,. Alaska  First Street,   Atlin.  I KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES  <*  &  <*  o^sel  DIXON    BROTHERS,   Proprietors   09*   Pool   8c    Billiards,   Free.  Freighting and Teaming.        <j*        Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  9  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butclier  ' FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   C-  TAKU   B.   C.    o    CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS.  FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   FISHING   &   SHOOTING.  R.   Gt   Ashton,   Proprietor. '  Prices fop 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.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST   OF   GOODS


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