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The Atlin Claim 1903-08-08

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 y^sSESSS^^^^iS  a^B*3S^3^5^?��^*f?^S��":  ^sShSSSSSsb  ams^-wM^SE*.  L'SPiSSaSS'^SSffil^gSS  5s&W3S^��Si^SEs.toES  1 ^*il  J3'  Ii  W  fa I  Mi  h  Bj{ i  Ifi  t-t��  ftl1  ii  ��-l."  Br  ��  ;,i��  . VOL  ATLIN,   B. C.  i ....  SATURDAY, >  AUGUST    3,      1903.  . NO.   212.  \WZ  .O  Terrible Bridge Disaster at Portland, Or.' Over Fifty, Lives  Lost. ,  Stave Lake Concessions  Purchased;  100,000, Hoi>sc-power   Plant will  1 1 '  Supply .Electric Povvor��� Tlie Troarig'oM Commissioners��� An  Expensive Commission ��� Celebrated Cartoonist Dead ��� Five  Drowned in tho Nazina.  GREAT CALAMITY.  Collapse of Morrison   Street  Bridge, Portland.  Causes Death  of Between   50 and  100    Persons    and    Casts  a  i  Gloom Over Entire City.  Expensive    Commission/'  Portland, Ore.���Morrison Slreet  Bridge, collapsed at 3 p. 111 on  Jul}' 3*1. The Bridge, which was  crowded with people watching an  aimless man swim the river, suddenly gave way 'and hurled the  whole throng into the iivci. '.Over  50 people are known lo be drowned.  Thebiidge, which is the "oldest  1 in the city, whilst being legarded  wilh suspicion was not consideied  dangerous. t '  The New Pope  Rome, Aug.   4.���Cardinal Saito  elected Pope last Tuesday, he  was  .born in the north of Italy  in 1S35.  Six  ballots   were cast   before  his  election.  Big Deal.  Vancouver, Aug. 6.���Chailes  Baker purchased the Slave Lake  Power Concessions and will connect  three plants, Snoqualimie River  and White River, Washington  State, and Stave River, B. C. Capacity 100,000 horse power. Electric power will be supplied  throughout the Sound and B. C.  coast cities.  Treadgold     Concession.  Vancouver, Aug. 7.���The commissioners lo look into thc Ti cad-  gold Concessions, Dawson, are  here enroute for Klondyke. They  ���are Messrs.' Laconibc, Rowatt,  Britton and Bell.  Cartoonist Dead.  Vancouver Aug. 6.���The eminent  cartoonisl, Phil May, is dead.  Mr. Dean's expenses on Chinese'  Labor'Commission scveiely criticized by the press. Seivices 300  days     $6,000.    Incidentals    $400.  1  TiavAing expenses $1850. Total'  SS,2S6 8i. The expense 'of the  commission- was $39,203., Mr.  Dean travelled on a pass.  Five Drowned in Nazina.  Miss Lou Wheeler, Seattle,  August Reichel, 'Vancouver, Paul  and Henry Weidman, Valdez, and  Burt Ford ^were drowned on the  Nazina between the mouths, of the  Chittituand Keunicott rivers.  The Whitehorse   Strike.  So far very liltle gold has been  taken out, and the actual value of  the district is still au unknown  quantity. , Dawson Charley is  making hay while the sun shines  and is selling^fiour at > $100 a sack,  sugar $1.00 a cup ,with expectations  of better prices. Mr. Anderson returned to Atliu on Wednesday's  boat and slates that the strike is all  right.  We however prefer to remain  here wheie wc know what we  have got. We do not expect to  see a tush out of Atlin,' miners  here seem to like the motto "If  you've got a good thing, stay by'  it."  Fire.  The residence of Mr. Bariics on  Third St., opposite the Hospital,  was totally desliojed" by iiie last  Monday 11101 ning at 4:30.  Mrs. Hitchcock's house very  nanowly escaped and 'the pioiupt  action of ' the Fire Department''  prevented what might have',been a  big conflagiation and confined the  fire totheiesidenceabovemeniioiied.  The fire lighteis had out- icoo  feet of hose with Mr. Geo.-Hayes  handling  ti>e nozzle.- , ���  Mr. Barnes had 110 insurance  on  1   1  his building' and was evidently .in  bad luck as his boat which was  loaded-full of supplies for McKee  Creek, sank at the B. A. C. Wharf  during   the  night.    The >-damage  done is quite serious.  Lardo G-okT Fields.  Kaslo, B. C��� The Poplar Creek  excitement is still alive and handsome leturus have been secured iu  a most primitive way. The wealth  of the Lardo Valley is immense.  Machinery is being procured by  Boston aud Philadelphia capitalists  to exploit the placer ground.    .  Low Water.  The season will be cut short by  the falling of the Yukon; already  navigation has closed on the lower  river and much difficulty is experienced on the Upper Yukon.  Sporty Pleasure, Prospecting.,  ->   '' ~ - , "A    ' '  A fishing party, invited'by Dr.W  G. Mitchell,   consisting of 'Messrs.  Benj. Warnick,  Selig   Piesser,   A.  L. Solenberger, H.'.W. Knight'aud  Col. P. Russ, all. of .Pennsylvania,  and" Messrs.', Dr.->Young', >!��.'-,S!  Wilkinson and qui* ,editor, ,1'eft- on  the Scotia,-especially chartered for  'sr'jA'->.������ ' -     **l< J;      �� v~  that purpose^ To'r--Scotiac-Bay  on  Thursday morning.- ^-  '   Within    a   few    minutes   after  landing  rods    were    working    in  earnest and  it  only  needed a  few  casts to convince ourc Pennsylvania  friends  that    fishing    in   Atlin" is-  "second to none anywhere.''  Before lunch baskets were filled  to overflowing with the sportive  grayling which rise readily to the  fly.  An elaborate luncheon was  served on the banks of the Atlintoo,  and Col. P. Russ made a reputation  for himself as a chef, and by the  wa3r, the Col. also .made a record  catch at Cariboo on the way in,  having captured with a spoon 14  trout  weighing altogether 54 lbs.  After lunch, _ Dr." Mitchell and  his guests panned gravel from the  banks of the Atlintoo River with  the results that, even from surface  diit, nearly every pan contained  colors. Our Editor, in order to  ascertain the fact, tried several pans  aud in one obtained, at about two  feet depth, four colors. The discovery of pay dirt on the portage  is not altogether a surprise and we  hope that the find will be a valuable  one.  The return was made at 7:30 p.  m. and one and all agreed that  for.^porl and pleasure Atliu was  hard to beat and that as a host and  entertainer Dr.- Mitchelli look thc  palm.  and has a thousand inches of valer  available, the}' are only 'using one'  moniloi this season on account of  low watci. They should do- well  notwistanding the lateness of tlie  slai ting of active opeialious.  Dance.  A dance in aid of the Fire Fund  will beheld al thegymnasium Hall,'  Tuesday Evening, Aug. nth."  The Fire Committee are in need  of funds for the purchase of a hose  reel and confidently look foi a,  liberal patronage from the gentlemen at $1.00 apiece. The ladies  are, of couise admitted free and the'  Committee will rely upon their  well known l generosity for cakes  aiKPsandwiches.  "    "  < 1'  A  ��� j ���  A~  Notable   People Here.  ' Satufday's  boat '.brought > in   a  paity of shareholders of the British'  Aine'ricau Dredging Co. . Mr. Benj. -  C. Warnick, of the banking  firm  of - Benj. "C.    Warnick/&' Co.0   of  Philadelphia was Ihe^ head  of the  party~aud those 'accompanying him."  were, fAA'Buchauan ., aiid -A. ' T.  SolBerger.Xof LChamberobur^A'���' �����"  Selig Presser,rof Philadelphia, H.  W. Knight and Col. P.uss of .Harris-"  burg,  Pa.  The parly represent many millions of dollars and " are here 011  business and pleasure combined.  Drowned in Portage Cova,  , Skagway, Aug. 4.���John Stanley  and Pal Comer were drowned near  Haines  wharf,* last Sunday  after-  noon.    Both bodies were recovered.  1 1  au��l brought here by the Flosie and  buried on the 5th. inst.  Stanley was   a  member   of the'  Modern Woodman  of America iu  which order he holds a$3ooo policy.  The Columbia  Hydraulic Co.  Mr. Meisner, supt. of  the C.  H.  Co. started piping on the ist.  inst.  Radium is by far the most wonderful of the latest'discovered metallic  substances. It is a ver}- raie material, and to the pieseiit time but  about one pound of it has been produced by French and German  laboratories, the United States not  having made any of it as yet. The  French chemist, Professor Curie,  has placed radium ' on the market,  and its consumption won't be extensive from the fact that it is  quoted at 30,000 francs, or $6,ooo,  per grain, equal lo $2,721,000 per  pound troy.  NO'JTO".  Northern Lumber Company, Limited.  NOT1CI' ii�� hereby Kivcu that, l<\ T. Trough-  ton litis been unpointed Matitifjiny; Director  mid Secretary Treasurer of the above  Company, in the place of1 A. J. linliei* reniirn-  ecl, and will si;;n all contracts uiul settle till  accounts for the Company.  I". 'J'. Troughtou,  Serretnry.  H  'A-A A-li  T7*t  ft  it  XI  Pi  4  i  >" /  WflitUn.iHUfciMIWnHM M  land miles -.way aiui have our tele-  rraph service' girdling 'the world.  \gain the better is'crowding out thc  food, and we arc now beginning to  lalk across the sea without wires.  I     The merchanl    had    gailieicd many  | Jearls, goodly pearls. Then he saw  bne pearl which far surpassed in beauty  md   value any   pearl in his collection.  I He was* determined lo have it for his  'l own, and sold all his great  store and  ; Sought this one no !c, peerless pearl.  He did it because tlie one was worth.  many.      We   are  hnstigns.      Wc   have' tasted  of   tha  LIWGFOBTHE  ' .'.BSSTTM&S:  J. B. Miller,. St. Paul's Presbyterian Okurch, Philadelphia.  1 I  The kingdom of heaven is like unto a  wan that Is a merchant seeking goodly . pore  than  all   thc  pearls ;  and, having found one pearl of ��� Christians.       Wc   1  IS'^d^u^It^^^X t I ��I��sedTies3 01 the love ofCh7ist7 Wi  48. have been gathering goodly pearl*. We  In ancient times pearls were esteem- ' have found some  of the treasures  of  . .    A r    ,i A'   a���   ' God's grace.     Wm know a little of'joy,  ttd as  the  richest of all  gems.      An- 6   -      - - '  eient writers speak in high praise of  their beauty and their value.  This man sought for pearls���that is.  lor the best things of life. It is said,  ' further, that he sought goodly pearls���  *hat is.the best,the whitest, purest, largest pearls he cutild find. Thus he re- ! the greatest pearl  presents those who seek'for the very  fcest-things���not thc good merely, but  the best     There are good things, and  peace and victory. But there arc  sublimer reaches yet far beyond our  present attainments. We should not  be satisfied to stay where wc arc.when  we may press on further. We should  not allow the good to keep us from  going on to thc best. Wc must be willing to exchange our goodly pearls for  In the Coils o   an Anaconda  This  is  thc story of how Hcndrick  there are better things, and there are j Copyjn, a young Hollander, engaged  tilings that arc best of all. Our choices r in collecting butterflies, spent a night  in life'are not only between the good , in a Guiana swamp with an anaconda,  o'l which statesmen are made," but was  "thrown away in' a republic." In May,  iSt)8, less than three months before the  Prince's death, his "views were obtained (in spite of the opposition of his  physician and his family, who were  trying to shield hin* from fatiguing excitement);-concerning the Spanish-American war. He regarded the course  .puisucd by the United States as indefensible. Spanish misgovernment of  Cuba was a mere pretext. "Colonies  have often been mismanaged, and I,  suppose that the Americans, when they  shall have colonies; will not be' exempt. But that is no fair reason for  dispossessing the owner. . . Spoils  spoils���all else is pretence." His remarks aboutn the Monroe' doctrine,  which he described' as "insolent dogma," were equally interesting. The  doctrine had,Hi ished only because of  dissensions iu Europe. A union of two  strong naval powers like England and  France could at any moment have made  an end of it. On this occ ':on Schier-  brand found 'Ki.s,,iarck "bent and  shrunken"; his hands trembled, his  voice was "raucous and hollow"; but  his "steel-blue eyes still shot fire," and  "his' intellectual faculties were unimpaired."���New York Evening. Post. '  Anta and the Flower*.  r End the evil ; we must choose also be- ���  " tween the good and the better. j  We make a failure'in religion when j  we fio, less "than our best in our com- j  non daily work. Stradivarius, the old  violin maker, saidjthat he would rob ���'  God and leave a blank'in the universe !  H he did not make good violins.   Even-',  as told in The New York Times :���  ' He had left Paramaiibo behind three  months before, and in a "dugout" manned by a couple of negroes had rowed  up the Saramacca Ri>er, breaking into the jupglc here -��'\cl there to explore  for new species of butterfly. The  night  Co{kyjn  iiad  his   first  adventure  God. he said, could not make man's ' was a Christmas Eve.' Everything  test without man's best to help him.', seemed to have gone wrong that day.  In the culture of character we should'' One of thc rowers was-stricken with  never be satisfied wilh anything less j the fever, and while f Copyjn took his  'than,our best We are all builders���! Place at thc .paddle and filled up tha  we are set to build temples. The trou-/ negro with quinine, the unfortunate lay  We is that some of us are satisfied^ to j raving and seeing things in the bottom  build poor little wooden barracks  in-' of the dugout. ,  atead ,of temples of marble and gold.! > He went asleep early that evening,  .,.,,. .        .���.       .    .7. after   having   made   tlie   fever  patient  We should never be willing to be less , comf0rtable, the three hammocks of  aoble and beautiful in our .character [ the men'hanging side by sislc. Copyjn  than tie noblest and most beautiful.! does not know how long he slept. He  Artists say that a picture without a bit lay'awake a long time thinking of  ,   ,-.   .    r. ^ t..        ,. .   a t-,  scenes  of   home,   and   a   restless,   evil  ���f sky in it wants something. It is flat v forebcKijng took hold of him while he  and low. A life without sky. which iay listening to the jungle sounds of  does not reach up and take in heaven, J the night. Then he fell into an un-  lias.not attained the best.       . A ! easy half sleep, put of which, he was  The merchant found one pearl which  0 was peerless area among pearls for its ,, ually  ho  came   to', consciousness,  awakened by a feeling as if he were  under the spell of a nightmare. Grad-��  his  fceaaty.     Chritt w the peerless pearl of,  Weanty.      Ha U  the   Ono  altogether .  lovely.      No ane  of    all who   knew  Him ever claimed that there was any  flaw ar fault in Him.     He called Him-  chest seeming as if it'were'oppressed  with" a monster load which was more  and more choking off.his breath. The  horror of the situation aroused him to  his full faculties, and in an instant he  realized he must be in the embrace of  vaalf the Son of man; not the son of'.'a - monster snake. With a herculean  a maa, but the Son.of man; that is,' effort he wrenched his arms, but the  tl humanity. Some one suggests that m(>ment he moved them they were  [I wc canli gather from all who ever pinion* to his side. Horror-stricken,  ave hved the 'fattle fragments of love- J,e -^ a piercing scream, felt his rib��  character which hart blossomed out j bend> and knew no more%  each and bringr ail these fragments. ���    when he canie t0> the negroes were  together into one personality wa  ahould have the beauty of Jesus Christ  In one person you find gentleness, in  another meekness, in another purity of  heart, in another humility, in another  lindness, in another patience���there is  90 one so sunken in sin that in him  there is not some tiny flower of beauty.  9ut ia the holiest of men there aro  only two or three qualities of ideal  beaaty, with much that is stained and  feeked   mingled  with   these   qualities.  Standing over him, and he ached in  every bene and muscle. Then he learned how he escaped. His cry had  brought one of the negroes on a jump.  By the light of the fire the man saw  what was happening. Like all good  bushmen, the black slept ever beside  bis cutlass, and without fear or hesitation that he might cut through tha  reptile into the body of the man, he  brought the blade down on the powerful  back   of  the   snake,   severing  the  , 'Why Women Are Invalids,  The Insane desire of fond parents that  their children shall "shine", in their  itudlcs and accomplishments is one topic vigorously- dealt' with by Edward  Bok in his editorial In ' Tlie liadlos*  Home Journal for September. Regard-  .ng the girls' side of this widespread  evil he says: "There are parents who,  aot content with the ' studies whloh  their daughters have to grapple with at  school, load them down with a few apodal studlea in the liner arts. I have  In mind now several young girls, between the precarious ages of twelve and  seventeen, who, after they return from  'school, have' an extra dose of painting,  music or languages. 'But my daughter  must know something of these things,'  Is the' protest of the fond mother. 'She  must be able to hold her own with  sther girls of her set.' Of course, the  jirl at this tender- age, with such a  mental load, soon goes to pieces. She  becomes anaemic, listless and nervous,  ind then the mother wonders why! To  build her up everything under the sun  is tried except a lessening of mental  work and the unnatural strain upon  the nervous system. The girl develops  Into what ? A bundle of nerves 'encas-  ��d in the most fragile frame, her physical vitality sapped almost to the last  ireg. And in this condition she enters  the marriage state! And yet we won-  ier why there are so few women absolutely free from organic troubles.  It so inexplicable ?"  IB  aH ��ft excellent iffound ��f K?l' ***** -d^araly.ing its constrict-'  nerfect man, not only sinless, but com-  ' Jlete in His person.      He is the pearl  ���f great price.  When this merchant had found the  one pearl, how did he make it his  ��wn ? He bought it What did he  give for it ? "He went and sold all  that he had and bought it." Nor was  _ a bad investment. Sometimes men  dispose of all they have and invest in  some scheme which only fools them,  eats up their possessions and leaves  them beggared. But nobody was ever  a loser from selling all his other pearls ,  and buying the pearl of great price. ���  It is the true riches, imperishable and  eternal.  In all life we find this principle���  that we must give up the lesser to get  the greater. There was an English  oculist who was very fond of cricket.  But he found that the playing was affecting the flclicacy of his touch, so  that he could not do his work well.  So, in order that he might be a better oculist and bring relief more surely and more skilfully to thc sufferers  who came to him, lie gave up the sport  he enjoyed.so well. Every one who  is living under a high spiritual motive  Is doing this continually, denying himself in personal ways in order to serve  others better.  A man says, "I know I am not as  gotd as I ought to be> but it is hard  to give up my faults and vices." ��� No  matter how hard it is, our Master calls  us up higher, and wc should give up  nil that is unworthy in order to obey  Him. We get wedded to our routines  oi life and do not like to sacrifice them  lor the sake of new things.^ A familiar saying is, "The good is often the  Enemy of the best." The good is  never worthy of us if there be a better possible. Men do not keep thc  old machinery in their mills when better machines have been invented. In  schools and colleges the new cduca-  lion has supplanted the old. The ancient textbooks are of no use now���  Indeed, we have1 to have new textbooks almost every year to keep pace  with the rapid -progress of science.  Borne of the older people remember  ihe day of tallow candles, but these  gave way to lamps, and lamps to gas,  ind gas to electricity. Some of us  remember the old mail coach: and the  long wait for letters coming only a few  siiles. Now wc have the hourly mail  deliveries and swift trains and steam-  :rs.. And, impatient wi��ai.'even - this  mode, of communication, we talk over  telephone wires with a friend a thou-  ing powers. But, goaded by the pain,  the snake made a lunge forward and  sank its teeth into Copyjn's arm. On  investigation the seipent was found to  be an anaconda. It , measured nearly  fifteen feet. The Dutchman said the  snake must have made a mistake, for  it would not attack a human, being  while standing erect. But lying prone,  the monster likely mistook its intended prey for a new species of animal  worth sampling.   '  The Abuse of Nurses.  A young nurse of my acquaintance  waa found early one morning unconscious on the entry floor, says Mary  Moss, in The May Atlantic. Upon inquiry the doctor learned that from  Monday morning till Thursday night  she had been without sleep, or even  enough time off to bathe and change  her clothes. Of course, she was extremely foolish to permit such a thing,  on die patient's account as well as  her own, but it was her'first private  case, and, feeling shy about oblruding  personal wants in a time of general  stress, she had relied on coffee and  determination to pull her through. The  stale joke, "Why, do you have to  sleep? I thought you were trainedl"  unfortunately'contains not a grain of  exaggeration. I have gone to a house  where, after a day's nursing, a night  spent in sponging a typhoid natient,  at 10 o'clock on thc morning of the  second day the nurse _ was still in  charge. No one had given her night  lunch, breakfast, or even a cup of  coffee. She had been on duty for 26  straight hours, working strenuously  all thc time; not a member of the  household seemed equal to taking her  place, or, indeed, dreamtof the necessity of doing so. Later it was rumored that this girl had become intemperate 1  Bismarck on the United Statea  Herr SchienbrandJ a recent writer on  Prince Bismarck and Germany, has  brought out some opinions uttered by  him that have not hitherto been published. American politics, Bismarck  confessed, had always been "a sealed  book" to him; but as far as he could  pretend to understand them they seemed to him- "decadent." Cleveland, in  his opinion, had "the stuff in him out  Hope Far the Negro.  Looking at tha other race in the  south, who must be reckoned, If they  will allow_ themselves- to be so,;as a  part of the southern people���whilst  there Is much to cause regret and even  disappointment to those who are their  truest friends, yet there is no little  from which to draw hope, says Thomas  Nelson Page, In September Atlantic.  No other people ever had more disadvantages to contend with on their issue  Into freedom. They were seduced, deceived, misled. Their habits of industry were destroyed, and they were  tooled inta believing that they could  be legislated into immediate equality  With a race that, without mentioning  ���uperiority of ability and education,  kad a thousand years' start of them,  they were made to believe that their  only, salvation lay in aligning themselves against tha other race, and following blindly the adventurers who  came to lead theaa to a new Promised  Land. It Is no wonder that they committed great blunders and great excesses. For nearly a generation they  have been pushed 'along the wrong  road. But now in place of political  leaders, who were simply firebrands,  Is arising a new class of leaders, which,  with a wider horizon, a deeper sagacity, and a truer patriotism, are endeavoring to establish a foundation of morality, industry, and knowledge, and to  build upon them a race that shall be  capable of availing itself of every opportunity that the future may present,  and worthy of whatever fortune It may  bring.  "Like the 1 rest of us. ants   hare a  sweet tooth.    Now. honey is produced  by very many plants in tlieir blossoms,  but not for  ants.    Flowers  advertise  quite extensively,  but  only for flying  customers.   They, hang out bright colors  and bunch themselves together so that  any bee or butterfly that is not totally  blind may find them.   In the ca.se of the  rhododendron they even" go so iar as to  announce, 'This way to the bar.' For  the evening trade they,, dress    In whito  and are strongly perfumed.   Bees and  butterflies and such like crawl in, all  bedaubed with pollen from other flowers of the same kind,and thus the plants  are cross-fertilized; but ants and crawling things climb up  and  suck honey  from a clover and then go to the nexl  plant, which may not be a clover at all.  and so the flower has wasted its honey  and Its pollen all for nothing.   That is.  it would if It let the ants do as they  wanted.     But   It   doesn't.     When   an  *nt comes around all the honey-bparing  flowers   shake  their  heads     arid   say,  'Nothing for you���not to-day.   No, no;  go on away.    Get out now. or I'll set  the  dog on  you.'    Some  defend their  blossoms with regular chevaux de frlse  of  bristle's  and  stickers:- some  make  their stems gummy and hairy;   some.-  like'the snapdracon, shut up so tlijht  that nn ant cannot get in and make the  flower stalk so dlngle-danglinK and so  slippery" that the ant falls off.    Some  open  early and  close 'early,   knowing'  that bees rise fcetlmes while ants are  notorious slugr-a-beds. But that there la  a determined  purpose  to  boycott  the'  ants     Is     evident     from   ' the     fact  that    amphibious    plants " when they  grow    in      the    water    whore    emmets     cannot    '.-ot n.to     them     omit  the  defences thev throw up when thov  grow on the land.    On the other hand.  eome plants, recognising the fact that  ants  are  great,for, destroying worms  and caterpillars,'set out a. kind of cheap  lunch for    them on the under side of  the leaves.-   The  ncacia even goes  bo  far as to grow hollow thorns as. company houses for the ants,  as well as  furnishing them sweet  syrup.    But I  think the smartest trick of all Is played  by the.melampyrum pratense.   It knew  that the soil on an nnt hill was -mors  than usually fertile ,and well stirred up  so it sat with Its hend In its hnnds foi  a long time and thought out this plan of  action :  'Ants like honey.    I'll squeeze  DUt a little for them.    They think    the  world and all of their young ones.  I'll  make my seeds look like their cocoons,  and,"more than that,  I'll .make them  smell like their cocoons.    They'll carry  'em  under  ground,   and   when  spring  somes they'll sprout.' It worked like,a  sharm, and you will find the melam-  pyrum^ pratense growing on ant  hill*  where no  other plant is  allowed.     It  looks like a low-down trick to play, but  where there is so much competition It  doesn't   do   'to   be   too   particular."���  Harvey Sutherland, in Alnslee's.  The King's Archers.,  During the King's visit to Edinburgh,-,  the Royal Company of Archers���otherwise known as the King's Bodyguard. ,  for   Scotland���are   the   most   picturesque  feature of    the    various    ceremonies. .. .  1���/     > ' .-  Between forty and sixty members o��  the company will romain on duty during the King's visit of, four days,- and l  there was a banquet in Archer's Hall,'  a  beautiful -old    building,   containing  priceless pictures, last,evening.   <_  , To irreverent spectators a body of  sedate and middle-aged gentlemen, all  armed with "large bows  and'  arrows,  parading in green and red   ,'uniforms,.  gauntlets and bonnets-   adorned   with,-  eagles' feathers, might perhaps appear '  ridiculous,  but    most people will    h& '  thankful for the survival  of anything  that is picturesque in* these colorless  days.           1  In order that members of the Bodyguard shall not do each other mortal  damage in the narrow places of Holy-  rood Palace the following instructions  are given in the drill book :���  "Before   falling in everyone  should'  see  that  his' bow-3tring    is   'not  left  slack,  but tightened up by the green'  ribbon at the top.   At barriers, stairs  and   narrow    places    bows    will    be  brought.to an upright position, without'orders, and will be returned to thc -  'trail' when thc obstruction is passed."  The King's 'Bodyguard for Scotland?'  was, first  constituted    in<   its-present,  fonnin 1676, since which'year minutes-  have been regularly kept'with the exception of a short period at thc enil of"  'the seventeenth century,    ' '  f It must not be supposed" that the-  Royal Archers (cannot use their bows. '  They hold shooting matches every-  month, and during thc King's visit the-  "Musselburgh arrow" will be shot for-  on Wednesday, May 13, the distance to-  thc targets being 180 yards. '"   "   -  Tli* Awakening? of tbe Boy.  "There was always something very  brave rand beautiful to me in the sight  it a boy when he first 'wakes up,' and  seeing the worth of life takes it na  with a stout heart.and resolves to carry  it nobly to the end through all disappointments and seeming defeats. 1  was born with a boy's na.ture and'always had more sympathy for and interest in them than in girls, and have  fought my fight for nearly fifteen years  with a boy's spirit under my *bib and  tucker' and a boy's wrath when I got  'floored,' so I'm not preaching like a  prim spinster, but freeing my mind  like one of 'eur fellows,' and as such  I wish you all success, a cheerful heart,  an honest tongue and a patient temper to help you through the world, fop  it's rough going and up-hill work much  of the way."���"Miss Aleott's Jitters to  Her 'Laurie,'" in The Ladles' Homa  Journal for September.  First collega yrof eesor���What are yon <  going to do next to get your name in  the papers ?  Second collera professor ��� I waa  thinking of declaring that the diction-,  ary is too wordy to be'considered good  literature.���Baltimore Americana  Ninety-nine hearts out of a hundred  are failing to do their work. There  may be no pain there, but it is felt  tomewhere for some organ is robbed of its  proper need of blood by this insidious heart  failure, and distress follows. Common  sense says, cure where the trouble and pain  begin.    Use  DR. AGNEW'S HEART CURE,  because it begins at the blood's distributing    ^   cat    y  'organ, healing that rapidly and making it     .    ,    ,'  Strong and able, quickly sends strength and    "���"f��,i"  health to every other organ.   It is the only    tweaKeci  toay that combines science and sense and  relipves and cures.    Hand-painted Dresses.  The hand-painted dress promises to  be very popular during the season,  says The Daily Graphic. The Princess of Wales is having one or two  beautiful'desig-s painted on djesses  by a lady artist, and all the best  houses are making up dresses of this'  charming character. White silk muslin, hand-painted in roses and forget-  me-nots, are most facinating, and,  trimmed with lace, have an almost  fairylike effect. Bolder designs and  more _ pronounced coloring are used  on silk and satins, and on black  mousseline de soie some remarkably  striking and beautiful res'i'ts are got  One1 dinner gown of black .silic muslin had the lower part of the skirt  hand-painted in poppies, with buda and  foliage, and the front of thc bodice  lo match, only painted on a smaller  scale. The upper part of the skirt  was gauged and encrusted wit^h black  silk guipure. Another black evening  dress was encrusted with motifs of  jewelled black lace, and hand-painted  in blue and yellow iris, with green  foliage and jewelled dragon flies. l*his  was a lovely, dress.  Saved the Mouse's Life.  Hr.xRY Akey, of Pcterboro, Ont., writes : "I  Suffered with my heart, nerves and general debility. The best doctors said I must die within  a month. On my wife's advice I tried DR.  AGNEW'S HEART CURE. Relief from the first  dose. I am fully cured. Weighed 128 pounds  ���now 180 pounds.   ho"    ?ii tlio limtant.   b|��'..IHy i.-ihuv.-h nl l.lcln blotclie.  ���d pimple., totter, ailt rUiu". ��"���   l''l��. ��fc- "  In The Illustrated Sporting News a  writer says : A naturalist friend of mine  tells this story :���"I recently saw a  curious thing in my poultry yard. The  cat was playing with a live mouse which  she had caught, when a broody hen,  taken off her nest, was put into the  yard. She stretched herself and had a  good shake, then she caught sight oi  With outspread wings the hen  poor puss, knocked her over  tweaked the mouse from her mouth,  and then attacked her with the utmost  fury. The cat was so frightened and  demoralized by this sudden and unexpected attack that she bolted, and  meanwhile the mouse had made its  escape. Whether it was maternal instinct which prompted the hen. tc  rescue Brer Mouse or whether it was  antipathy to the cat is doubtful, but I  favor the   rst suggestion."  Women in Parliament/.  1    Having' regard to' the fact that a wo- :  man has recently applied for admission  as a barrister, and also to the (act tliat  from the Bar to Parliament has come  to be looked upon as a natural gradation,, we need not be surprise if in a  few years w   'find thc   "Parliamentary  Notes"  of our daily   papers    readings  something like this:���1 <���   ���  In the debate on the   Bond   Stfeet  Window Bill in the House of Peeresaes-  yesterday the leader of the Opposition,..  the Lady Furbelough, in' a very affective speech, severely ^criticized the bat;  of the Government leader, describiaig it'  as  retrograde ,in the'1 extreme.     ,The-  Duvhess, replying for'the Goveranwent,  said that ih? hat was absolutely ttAfates t-thing,  and that if the Opposition.  leader depended on something elseAaa-  'th'e'cheap fashion papers for her information,  she   would   'now ���   it.    VTne-  Duchess concluded a heated'tirade, in-  which she characteriaed her opponents,  as  "horrid things," by bursting, iato-  tears.   Salts, having been administaeed,.  the House rose.  We hear that Lady Lena    Fifcwwe,  the Premiere, will personally kitsoAce-  the great corset bill.  The election of Mrs. Jones, tho eminent charwoman, is considered a gseat  blow struck for democracy. The Toiks-  are aghast, and Lady Lena, for wfaow  Mrs. Jones chars/was very angry wken-  she heard the result of the pall   Yesterday, when Mrs. Jones was be���g: in- -  troduced, Lady Lena, who'at the June  was speaking oh the better contnol of"  husbands -bill, stopped   suddenly, and,  having surveyed thc new member contemptuously for some moments, gnye  her a week's notice of the termination.  of her charing engagement.  We  understand  that  it  is  proposed  during the summer    months    to boid' ���  committees on the terrace^ tea and boas  being  served  during the  progress   of  debate.  It is rumored in the lobby that in  view of the strained relations now existing between this country and Germany our Ambassadress at Berlin has-  been instructed to .wear a last year's,  gown.   It is hoped that this move will  have its  effect in modifying the attitude   of   the   German   Chancellorecs,-  who has for some time been chagrined by the modish Parisian toilette of"  our British Representative.  The deceased husband's brother b'rll  was thrown out for   the   twenty-thiref'  time yesterday.���Punch. ^  Improving the Flock.  The  common  sheep   is    capable   of  much   improvement   by   thc     use     of  well selected pure-bred rams of some-  desirable breed.      The half-bred progeny of such a cross sometimes m>"iy  appear  to  be  equal  in  every  respect,  to   the  pure-bred   stock   and    is   unquestionably  so  for  all  purposes   except    breeding.        A    few    repeated'  crosses  in  this  line will  build    up   a  flock to all appearances  equal to the  pure-bred original stock,  writes  Field  and Farm.      Of course there is great  advantage  to  the  shepherd who  may  procure as  good blood as  may exist  but which is not of course held to b&  of equal   value    to   the   pure   stock  breeder.      This applies to all well established breeds.     The scale of point*  of  the  pure  breeds  is  very  exacting1  and a majority of lambs  of the pure  breeds do  not  fully    come  up  to  it.  Hence there are grades of prices as of  quality���the highest for exacting buyers, a second rate for the one    mho  thinks pedigree is everything and who-  takes a second-class animal    thinking  that the blood will, cover tip some of  the   faults.      The   third   class   is   tire-  bargain hunter who takes the poorest  stock at the lowest prices and boasts-,  of the blood, but has  no backing of!  quality to support it. t��j*y*.tfigaisms!ii��^  Si  }l  il  Im  m  m>  h>  pi  ���w  is'  1  I  i  1.  If"  X  r  I?  Iff  ���y  S*��5^     ������**?����$  To Set Her Free  By Florehcb Wakdeh  Author of "The House in the Marsh,* "A Prise* of Darkness,"  etc, etc        \     A    ' '    '  i -      .  pition away from Astley, and determined  is she was to> hesitate at nothing .which  could help to bring about this result,  Norma had conceived the notion that the  ' place .where the tragedy happened might  itill have unrevealed secrets, and she  therefore ' look lo haunting the little  , ivood with an'obseivant eye.  On many of these occasions she would  tee Dr. Wharles, sometimes in his gig.  ��� more often on foot, on his way to <iml  from the Raggetts' cottage. But thcio  were still more significant sights to be  leeri in and about tho town. -      '  r The sight of Mis.< Wharles, driving  through thc little down one afternoon  In the dootor's brougham, made .Norma  thoughtful. The docloi's wife was always showily dressed, but on this occasion Norma caught the glitter of jewels  from tho interior of the can iagc, and it  . occurred to her to think it surprising  that a woman in Mrs. Wharlcs's position,  having no fortune of her own apart from  her husband's modeBt earnings,^should be  able to wear diamonds.  Norma was not fond of gossip, but  Mrs. Giles, her landlady, loved nothing so  much.   And when, two days later than  the above occuri once, Norma mot Mrs.  iWharlca coming out  of    the  Vicarage  wearing a cape of real sable, and a muff-  Chain of gold nnd pearls, 'she decided to  ,   relax her dignify a little, and lo hear  what Mrs. Giles had to say of tho neigh-  u bora' chatter on this important matter".  So that afleinoon, when sho went in  to tea, her landlady did not meet with  ' the usual rather distant  thanks  which  warned her lo leave tho room as soon as  she had 'brought in the tea-things.  Lady Darwen���for so she was always  called���was ready for a chat.      _'  ?'Most pleasant wealliei this is, for  February," she said; and Mrs Giles stood  still at once, with a beaming sunle and  a complacent ciossing of lipi plump  hands in front of her. "Theie\\ere such  & lot of people about to-day All tlie  ladies of Blackdale seemed to be taking  tea with each-other, and all m their  smartest clothes, looking quite lovely."  *-'Tndeed, my lady, and some of them  are smart now, and nn doubt about it,"  responded Mrs. Gile3, taking the bait  immediately.' "Did you happen lo s?c Dr  Wharles's lady now," in hei fine feathers?  It's the talk of the place how grand shc'3  ' crown of late, with her furs and hei  jewelry! More,like a lady in your station, "my lady, or in , Lady Myfanwy  Bcorton's, than a country doctor's wifel"--  , "Oh, but Mrs, Whailcs always did  dress" well, didn't she?" asked - Norma"  Mrs. Giles put her head on' one side  condescendingly. '  "She ahrs-s fl'tl try to be very fine,  my lady, if that's what you mean. But  not like what she is now. Not but what  ' I'm talking most from hearsay, but  still, I had it from a fiiend .is works  for Ihe first dressmaker in the town  and she says, says she : 'There's a dif  ference,' says she, 'in the way she used  to dress and the way she dre��>3cs now..  Fox while mink���which it seems is a  kind of fur, my lady, as you know, no  doubt, better nor me���mink,' says She  'used for to be good enough for Mis  Wharles, now it's sable,' says she. And  it seems she -wears diamonds, too,  which nobody ever saw on her befoie  nor wouldn't now, I expect, if her hus  band or her hadn't somehow come by  money. Which it seems they've paid  eome bills lately that had been owing  ever so long."  Noima felt some consternation at th��  toirent of gossip which her indulgence  had let loose, and which, once staitcd  was difficult to stop.  "Ah, well," she said, "Dr. Wharles is  a rising man. They say he's by far the  cleverest medical man in the neighbor  hood."      '  "Clever 1 I'll be bound he is !" said  Mrs. Giles, poitentously. "But I don'f  altogether hold with the1 doctor and his  cleverness. I know they say there ain'l  nobody like him for operations and such  like ; but he hangs a deal too much  round the houses wheic the flirty soit  of ladies live, and thinks as much of a  bright eye as he does of a broken leg  However, it's none of my business, ii  Raggett don't mind, that thc doctoi  comes to yon cottage of toner 'than  ���here's any sickness there. And, oi  couise, they do say *as there may be  another reason."  "Oh, people shouldn't be so ill-natured," said Norm.1  "My lady, isn't ii human nature foi  to want to know thf meaning of strange  things? And theio-s no denying it's a  strange thing that since the murder in  the wood yonder llic Wh.u loses feeein to  bo swimming in money as ihey novel  were afore ? Of couiho, I don't ��uy tho  doctor would help himself from a dead  man's pockets "  " Oh, cried Norma, stai ting up  aghast.  "Well, well, my lady, 'tisn'fc what 1  pay, you know, I only repeat what othci  folks say. And pei haps it's- as well you  should know how folks will put two  and two together. They say, some ol  'em, my lady, as, if this man Rogerson  boasted he would be licher after seeing  Bir Astley than he was before, maybe  the doctor wasn't above taking what  he found in the man's pockets when he  was examining the poor dead body, and  putting it into his own,"  Norma trembled with indignant excitement.  "But Sir Astley never saw thc man,  aever spoke to him," the said, shaiply.  "Nothing is moie ceitiini than that. lie  wanted lo see him, but he never did, until the poor fellow was dead."  Mis. Giles listened to this in discreet  silence. Respectful as her manner was,  it was' evident that Sir Astley's w��rd  went less far,with her than the conjectures of her over-acute ncighbois.  This diflcicuce of opinion having  caused some slight cmbarinssmont bc-  iw-Pi-n Norma and her landlady, thc former was glad to brings the intciview to  an end. But when -she 'sat by herself  over her lonely tea, she began in her  linn to put two and two, together, and  to wonder whether th'cie was nny connection between Astley's munificence to  Lottie at Leamington, and flip sudden  prospeiity in tho Household of Dr. aud  Mrs. Wharle3 at Blackdale.  She was wondering whether it were  hrertti while to communicate with" Mr.  uapper'on .this subject, and on the morning after her tftlk with Mis. Giles sho  aad foegun a letter to him, when sho  rras startled by thc entrance of her  landlady with a picco of news���tho doc-  ;or had taken Ned Raggett -into his  Bmployment.  "And what can he want of such a  gowk as him, and that awkward he  ;ould never carry a case -of medicines  'without breaking some, and that stupid  he could never answor a,question rightly at t'door, why, tho doctor hisself  only  knows !" added  Mrs. Giles.;  Norma affected to treat ,thc matter  ts .unimportant, but she was really by  io means of that opinion. Putting ,two  and two together again, it seemed strange  *' i  -.hat the doctor's assiduity in visiting the  iUggetts' cottage should have icsulled  n his engagement in'his service of such  in unornamental youth as Ned. ~ 'f  * Norma had not known the lad previoui  lo 'her meeting with him after the mur-  i ler j but it was the common opinion ol  Jie neighbors, as she knew, that tha  icourrence of that evening had addled t  vhat little brains he had, and it was  >bserved that he had become'inore taci-  ,'urn and morose than ever.  It'was some days later when Norma,  returning from her afternoon walk by  Ji'ay of the wide path that led-througn  the plantation from the house ,,to tho  jate in.the lane,>was startled> to find  leiself suddenly confronted with the  ad, Ned Raggett, who started up - at  aer 'approach from a fallen tree, on the  ;runk of which he had'been .sitting.  Each uttered an exclamation at sight  of the other. Norma's fiist impulse  fvas .to ask' him some, questions, ,now  ihat she met him alone, about the murder; but a second glance at him showed  her that the lad looked too ill to be  worried. .    "  "Why,",cried she, "what's the matter  with you fj You look as if >yourought to  be in bed, "and under the doctor's care."  Ned shivered.      -    ' <  "I doan't want to have nowt to do  m' t'doctor," he said, shortly. "I've had  enough of him and of t'missis, and I've  left their place'and I woan't go back,  [ say I woan't, I woan't, I woan't !"  "But why not ?" asked Norma, doing  her best to suppress all the excitement  she felt at this infoimation. "Weien't  they kind to you ?"    l  Tlie lad looked at her suspiciously out  of the corners of his eyes.  "Oh, ay, kind enough ; I doan't say  as how they weren't kind. But���they  do quarrel terr'ble, they do ! Nag, nag,  nag ; I could hear 'em oop in my room  o' neghts, and I couldn't sleep for it I  No, no, I loike my woik i' t' iields best,  and so I off wi' my fine clothes all over  buttons, and-1 run away." ���>  "Well,  you  would  have   done  better  'to lot him prescribe for you befoie you  came away," said Norma     "You   look  quite ill."  Ned shook hia head. .  "I'll go lound to my grandmother's,"  said' he. "She'll give me summat to  make me reght. I'd sooner take her  stuff than any of t' doctor's," he added,  with a'shuddciy look round.  Suppressing as well as she could the  intensity of the interest' she felt in these  wo ids, Norma asked : "And what mailo  yon eome here, of all places, instead of  going to your grandmother's V  Tlie boy shot at her a sidelong, suspicious glance.  "Oh, t'wood's a fine place," said he,  cautiously. "It's quiet, quieter nor it  is at home. Father and mother, they  quarrels too."  "I should have thought," said Norma,  "that after what you saw   here    that  night "  The boy turned upon her savagely.  "I I ell yo I see nowt, nowt,',' he said,  nngiily.    "And  whatever  they says    to  me, and whatever   they does   to    me,  t'nin't no good; I see nowt."  "Who's been asking you about it,  then 1" asked Noima, gently.  But Ned looked at her sullenly, and  moved away with a slouching step in  the diioction of the lane. As he went  he cast uneasy glances round him, and  shivered and shook, and staggeicd in  his walk.  "Never mind who arstcd me," lie answered roughly. Then, with a cry, ho  stopped and stared in front of him.  They wore by this time close to tha  edge of tho plantation, and Norma had  her key leady to unlock the gate. Even  as she walked on towards it, she saw,  ncoring over tho wall, the faco of Dr  Wharles.  Although it was not very late in th��  afternoon it was already somewhat  misty under the trees, and neither sh��  nor Ned could see more of the doctoi  than the fact that it was he who was  looking over at them. After a moment's  stupefied pause Ned ran forward a step  au4 said hurriedly to the doctor :  "Hoo's been arsting me questions, but  Fvo not towd her nowt. Hoo's been arsting about the murder ; but I can't tell  her nowt, and I've said so."'  "We_, well," said Dr. Wharles, in his  resonant    tones,   " theie's    nothing    ta  shake and shiver about.  .What's wrong  with you, my boy ?    And why  aren'fl  'you bax;k in my house by this time ?"  "I doan't want to go back," said _ tha  boy in a low, frightened voice. "I'm 'not  smart enough-.for your woik, doctor; I'd  rather'not go back, sir; I'd rather go  ba��_ home."  "Eh ? What T Aren't you comfortable in' my house ? Aren't they kind  to you, my hoy?" asked the doctor, in a  voice full of concern. By this timo  Norma had unlocked the gate and let  Ned through it, locking it. after her,  and responding by a very cold bow' lo  the doctor's salutation. >As soon as tho  lad was outside in the lano Dr. Whailcs,  with professional eye, saw that all w.ii  not rlfeht with hnn. ''Homesick, oh t"  said he, "or got something,.thc matter  with your liver ?" *���  And he kept,his hand on the lad's  shoulder, and looked at his tongue.. But  even as he turned to the lady to remark that there was not much wiong  that a day or two in bed would not put  right, Ned took advantage of the opportunity, and ;wrenching himself t away  from the doctor, was over the wall  again and running along in the wood  \&m a."hare.  The doctor* did not attempt to give  chase. c  "A singular lad that, Lady Darwen,"  said he, '"sullen and taciturn, but good-  hearted at bottom, I believe."   <  "I have no doubt of it," said Norma,  ts, with another very cold inclination of  the head she turned away in'the direction of Mrs.'Giles' cottage.  But Dr. Wharles went after her. * '  '' "One moment, Lady Darwen," said he,  Intercepting her at the very door.  "I do hope you'll allow me ,to express  the very great regret I feel 'that any  action or word of mine should have  caused you pain." She moved restlessly, but he would not let her go. "You  remember the sympathy I felt for you  from the very first moment I met you  >t 'The Haigh. I'm sure you'll make  allowances for the difficult position   in  Which11 am placed " , '  - "I not only make every allowance, Dr.  f/harles, but Lbeg that you will not  jive yourself the trouble of expressing  lympathy for me again."  There .was nothing for it but for him  ta drawback anri allow her to go in.  But into his e,u, as she passed" him  there came the very same look of cold  t&tred .which had appeared in them  irhen Astley had struck him with his  whip.  Norma went indoors irembHng very  much. It wa3 the first time she had  spoken to the doctor si^fe the>inquest,  and she would have avoided the meet  m���� if she could. J'nt once face to face  wilh the' man, hate-iins to words which  she knew to be hypocritical, to sympathy .which l she .was certain was  feigned, her repugnance had got the_ better of her prudence, and she felt, with a  certain qualm ot uneasiness, that sho  bad made an enemy of him for life.  The next moment she started up from  the chair on which she had sunk. She  would follow Ned Raggett into tha  wood; she had noted the direction tak-  'en by him, skirting the wall in tho  direction of .the high1' mad���and try to  extract from him some information concerning the murder she felt sure he had  witnessed. She did not feel very (hopeful about making him speak, hut ther.e  was nothing to be lost, while something  might be .gained, by the attempt.  So, first looking out to 'be sure that  Dr. Wharles was safely inside the Rag-  jrstts' cottage, she ran across the road  again, let heiaelf thiough the gate, and  turned to the left under the wall.  As she went along she heard _ footsteps in the lane outside, going in the  direction of the cottages; not the heavy  footsteps of one of the- laboiers or their  wives, but the light footfall of a woman  of a different class. '  Norma wondered whether it might be  Lndv Myfanwy or Miss Biown come to  see her, as they sometimes did in the  evening ; but before she could rail out  or climb up to look over the hish. wall,  she heard the sound of Dr. Wharles's  laugh as he came out of the cottage,  and instantly checked heiself in the act  of moving forward.  The next moment she was startled to  hear a sharp exclamation in the ' doctor's voice while he was yet some distance away ; and then the voice of  Mrs Wharles, on the other side of tho  wall from where Norm.i stood, uttered  an s"igry cry.  "r-o I've caught you at last, have IT"  cried the jealous wife, her voice, which  sho did not raise vciy high, tiembling  with passion. "I knew very wcll_ that  there was something more than _ illness  that brought you always up this lane,  day after, day, and evening after evening ; I knew veiy well it was some woman. Tt's that bold-eyed, horriblp Nance  Raggett I    I saw you with her.   I caw  you "  "If you would condescend to he reasonable," replied the doctor, also in a  low voice, but with clenched tcolh and  sullen, angiy tones, "you would know  why I viait tho Raggetts' house so often."  "Oh, yes, of course, you'll say it's to  atop j'oung Raggett's mouth "  At these words Noima, who had been  moving away to he out of earshot of  a conversation which was not intended  for her, threw aside her samples and  waifed, crouching against tho  breathless, for the next words.  "Well, if you know that, can't  have the sense to be quiet about  growled the doctor.  "No, I sha'n't, because I know it's  only an excuse, a blind. Tho hoy will  hold his tongue, you know that; you've  cowed him too much for him ever to  dare to epeak.    Besides, isn't ho under  your own eye now T   Isn't he "  "You fool !" retorted tho doctor.  '"Don't you know he's run away? Gome  back here this evening T I caught him  in the wood just now."  There was a pause. Mrs. ��� Wharles  seemed astonished at the information.  wall,  you  it ?"  "Now get home as fast as you ��an,  and for goodness' sake, if you must fiva  me these scenes, let's have the*n indoors," .said the doctor, sharply. "I  don't know what more you want than  you've got. You've got jewelry, clothes,  everything you want; nearly every  penny goes on you, and yet you're forever dissatisfied, forever wrangling and  n&nrging!   I've no patience with you!"  "No patience ,with me, after what I've  done for' you I Didn't I save your  neck t"     ' <  Whether Norma,., cracked a broken  branch tfnder her feet in her startled  amazement she never knew. But the  doctor suddenly,cried in a low voice :  "There's someone there listening,   by  'Jove !" "      '   ,      ,.,  -   Helter-skelter, as if flymg for her life,  'Norma turned and fled into the recesses  of the wood.  -     r    r CHAPTER XXI.   ,  > Norma heard the voices of the doctor  and his wife, as she fled tlnough the  wood. She' gathered that the former  wanted lo got over the wall to investigate, 'hut that Mrs. Whailcs clung to  him and would not let him go.  Sho was, therefore,,soon able to stop  , and consider what she had better do:  the suspicions she had somewhat vaguely entertained until now as to the doctor's share in the tragedy which had so  recently taken place, had now become  certainties; and she felt the need of some  counsel and advice.  Tho words which she had ovcihcard,  'while not evidence in themselves, pointed  very clearly to the f^ct that eveiything  depended upon thc boy, tNed Raggett;  and she knew that he must, by one  means or another, be made to speak out  and tell the truth.  ���'And if he did! .What would resultt  An incrimination of the doctor, without  doubt, though to what extent it was impossible to say: and the conaequent removal of all suspicion from Astley. But  what, else? New that Rogerson was  dead," the one witness who niight have  obtained 'AstleyV freedom^ from the  worthless woman who had deceived and  wronged Him, was out/of the question.  And that this was so, to Norma's mind,  was indisputably proved by the fact that  it had been necessary to" get rid of him  in order'to secure the woman's claim  upon Astley.  And then again came that puzzling  question:����� how was it that Dr. Wharles  and his wife had grown rich so suddenly?  ������If it was with the money Astley had  sent to Leamington, how was it that,  out of a comparatn ely small sum like  five hundred pounds, so much must have  gone into the pockets of tho doctor and  is wife?     _ ������  Norma feit that' thc solution of the  whole mystery was as far off as ever.  - By the time she had come to this conclusion she found herself close to the private road that led up to Thc Haigh; and,  deciding that she could not sleep until  ���he had confided her anxieties to someone, she waited just inside the lodge  gates until an "omnibus came in sight  coming front Blackdale/ and, getting inside it���for she was too nervous to trust  "harself alone along the high road���she  Sreceeded. as far  as  the gates of  The  fall,  where  she got  down,  and  went  through the dark to the great house.  Norma had never been, there before  the circumstances of her stay in the  neighborhood had prevented her from returning the call made upon her by Lad?-  Myfanwy and her companions: so that  wien she was shown into the Ion j,'cosy  room* wara^��omfortahle, full wf luxurious nooks, of flowers, of laughing, happy  people, Norma felt that the contrast between this ideal English home and the  deaolatien'of The Haigh was/strong indeed,     i  It was not yet six o'clock, but it wa3  nearly dark outside. Tlie blmds, how-  ! ever, had not been drawn down yet, and  the only light in thc big room came from  R. glowing, flaming fne which crackled  and blazed at ��ne end. The tongues of  Same threw strange lights and shadows  on deep saddle-bag chairs and settees, on  richly colored and harmonious curtains"  ind draperies,' on warm terra-cotta walls,  va. graceful gieup3 of plants and palms  wen through the glass-door >afc the other  end of tl}5 room, in the domed conservatory outside.  The whole impression the room and  its meny, laughing occupants gave Norma was one of pleasure and luxury and  ;harm; and when Sadie Brown rose from  i corner and ran forwaid to meet her,  ihe felt a thrill of transient delight that  the had eome into a corner of the world  where all was not gray desolation and  leart-breaking misery.  The next moment her joy was dashed  to the ground. A voice she knew stiuck  jpon her ear ami made her stait: and  .ooking'quickly in thc direction whence  t came, Norma saw, to her bewilderment and despair, that the man in the  icep low chair near the file, to whom  ii^ndsomo Lady Myfanwy was talking  iarnestly, was ne other than Astley!  She felt that the room swam round her.  She, who had been spending her hours  n sonow and loneliness, pitying him, de-  rising schemes for his lclcaso fiom the  iu��picion which lay upon him, found  :hat her sympathy had been thiown  iway:. he had been enjoying himself in  Ihe chai ming society of the woman who  lad so gracefully thrown heibelf into his  irms for him to console her for the death  >f his cousin!  Sadie Brown on one s'de of her, and  Lick on thc other, weie by this time  irauing Noima foiwaid to tho hearth.  There was no Lady Wyoisdalc, the Eail  saving been a widower for years';'but  ;heic was a coloilcss aunt, over whom.  lady Myf.mvy and her two young sis-  -eis domincoicd with impunity.  The aunt came foiw.ud in her turn,  ind at the same lime Lady Myfanwy  ���ose languidly ind appamnlly with some  reluctance, and hold out a rather chilly  land (o the shy new corner.  Astley had alicady lisen in amaze-  sient. - \  ���'^'oima1" ciied he.  "Astley!"     --     '. ' ^  She fought down her feelings of dis-  Jress, and gave him a wan smile as ffhe//t  sook his hand and let him place, her i^, Cf  the chair in which he had been sitting. .   ���*��  "We didn't expect to see you," said'   '���,  Lady Myfanwy, with what Norma could'j f<  lot help feeling was a slightly resentful '  :ono. ', '"       '  "No.   But I think���when you know���   ,  irhat I've just heard," faltered Nomia i��| A  t low voice, "you will forgive me for dis-.   , '*  mining you all.    I've hcaid something  loo dreadful to bear alone: I wanted ad-  rice: and I didn't know where else to go.  ��bu see, I have no fi lends here except���"  And she turned with a grateful look-  it the American gill. , * ���  Jack broke out into indignant'protests.  "What! And leave me out!' Oh, how  :an you?" said he, 'as he insisted upon  ter giving' him a look, too.  "And you; I didn't mean to leave youi  >ut; T should be very ungrateful if I  lid," said Norma.       ' '  "And what's the news?" asked Jack  ���agerly. "Something good, I hope. Some-  ,hing that will help to bring the thieves  md murdeiers to justice."  All except Lady Myfanwy, who took  i chair a little way from tha rest, as if  ;ho matter had no interest for her, clamored te hear more. Norma felt a little  latura! diffidence about repeating, esp��-  sially to such a laige audience, a contrary  ��� tation which had not been meant for h*:  tars. i  "I'd rather not say whom'I heard talking," she said, "nor >.te whom. But I  leard���overheard; I must confess, some  salk which proved what we have all sua-  pected, that the boy Ned Raggett'did dm  ;ke murder committed, and that he *��  being made to keep silence."   <  "Well! then we know who' did itt"  sried Jack loudly. "Of course, it .wa��  !hat bounder of a. doctor! L knew ha  urns a scoundrel. ' I always felt he waa^i /-  Ind now ,we must make the boy" speak, j tl  md get the doctor hanged-." ' ��� i " > ', "d  '",Thi�� speech naturally caused a gooi- ",*;  leal ef commotion. Lady Myfanwy;waat',;',.  mgry. *      u    ,  -*;. '   *.., -" ' 'x * A-  "It'a a shocking thing, Jack, for a. boy,, ' t  ike you to dare to accuse a man in tha.J ^;  loctor's position" of murder," said she..  'As if the gossip overheard toy people iti  ivas not intended for was 'to be taken aaj  [ospel!"    t A ,'���  (To _be Continued.)       -c>>~',t  A  VZ  'Jit  ���a  r;?AL^'  Al  u��  u&  'Ai  Three Stomachs on  r *        i.  V ;~a Week't Vacation.  X Eat, drink and be merry. whilo"  giving'the digestive apparatus a,  healing-, wholesome rest'. ''��� ,  It can be done by thc use of  DR. VON STAN'S  >     PINEAPPLE TABLETS.  Pineapple will digest meat in a  dish at 103��. The res,t.cure is tho  best cure, the only cure 'for dyspepsia. That's the whole story except  that the large tablets digest fqod, tha  ���mall onae toae ap the dlgMtlve  apparatus.���Price 85 cents. '  .... . .      _        '  ,   ....'���   ,   ���    =3  Dr. AgnewV Catarrhal Powder' >  opens a new tunnel in a choked VP  nostril and lines it with a new mem;  brane. In ten minutes will relieve  cold or catarrh er Lure the most  obstinate headache. A quick cure���  a safe euro���not a slow remedy.   IT,  XI  1 li  X I  �����.  -  "I  1  .fl  It was commencement day, and Miss  Eunice Whatnot had taken one of the  principal prizes. At theK close of the  exercises her friends crowded round  her to offer their congratulations.  "But weren't you awfully a'fraid you  wouldn't get it ?" asked one of them.'.  "Oh, no," said Miss Eunice, with a '  bright smile.    "I just knew that when  it came to English composition I had  'em all skinned alive !"���Youth's Companion.  l-r^l  > il  a4  al  Use Lever's Dry Soap (a powder^ to  wash woolens anjl flannels,���you'll like  32  "That tramp is a genius."  "You don't say!"  "I do, though. He struck me for ft  dime, saying he was a literary man; tea  minutes later he struck me again; ten  minutes later he struck me again; tackled me just now as though he had never seen me before."  "Well?"  "I asked him what literary work was  his line, and he said he was the 'Absent-minded Beggar.' "���Mail and Express.  1   4  yi i  There are very few cleansing operations in which Sunlight  Soap cannot be used to advantage. It makes the home bright  and clean. ^  it,  I   ' > y-rr*  ��ftafeSr��  .v.j   ;v  ATUX,    B.   'C,    SATURDAY,    AUGUST-' 8,   ifio2  lie Atlin Claim.  ��� C'ul>lIaIiotI  foveiy    Ssitlinlav   iiiormiif;   Ijv  T/n: Ati.is Claim  Punwsiuso Co.  /i.C. IlllisOlIKETiU.limiOK,    PllOl'IlII.XOH.  Olllee ol ijiibliciitioii l'eai-I St., Atlin' I!. C.  AilMH-tiblnsr Uiitus : * 1.00 nor mull, ouuli  iiiauitiou. Itciidiu^ notice',, .!;> cents :i line.  Special CouUnct Hntos. on'iipiilleution.  Tlio biibhui'iptioii pL'ice in ?!i u jear puj-  iiblo in advance No piper will lie dolhorod  unlcbu this condition is complied with.  .Saturday, August 8tii. 1903.  trjrrtf TTjrgTCW^.��TTWt vtrt t��w ��rra-rBi nn***-Ki.in **r y��/t��jw*.iyr*fT xttw www  It is pleasing to note ir. oui  midst, maiiy capitalists and their  representatives, looking into the  possibilities of our extensive ��� mineral lesources." <  Atlin has .passed the critical  stage and 'it is now that outside influence can be profitably brought  to bear. >  We have always maintained  that our prospects were good enough,  without unneccessary boonyngi to  attract capital.  LA those whq come ,in "contact  with cap.tal and representatives, of  capital confine themselves to facts  -and figures, aud not" ( try, to over estimate their1 property or de'piecate  'that of their neighbor, the truth is  , always good enough and by letting  everything stand or fall by its own  merit you are doing -both yourself  aud the camp far more good than  'by trying to "bunco" a- would be  investor.  valve at this poitit aud open the  valve beneath the level of the  water on the short end; then open  tlie valve on the long en 11. If the  air has been excluded the siphon  should continue to wcA until the  height'of the column of < water  between the surface of the water  in the reservoir and the summit of  the. end equals the atmospheric  press u 1 e.  Mining and Scientific Press.  '    Every  elector .whether   Grit  or  .Tory, Labor or Independent, should  get his name placed on  the list of  ' Voters. Now is the time to do it,  do not wait till the lists close, and  then, when too late,'find that  you  . have no vote.  . Social.       ,.  An interesting social was held  in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church  last Friday evening, ft took the'  nature of a welcome to their late  pastor, the Rev. J. Pringle, com-  coinbined with a farewell to Mrs.  Blackett who has acted as organist  in thc church since its  inception'.  Short addresses were delivered  by the Chairman, the Rev. E.  Turkington and Rev. J. Pringle.  Songs were lendered by Mesdames  Stables, Costigan aud Blackett and  by Messrs. Lumsden and Stables.  Recitations were given by . Mrs.  and Judge Henderson.  During the evening" Mr. J. A.  Fraser, in a few well chosen remarks, presented Mrs. Blackett  with a nugget chain, iu the name  of the congiegatibu.  Mrs. 'Blackett feelingly replied.  Refreshments were served by the  ladies in their usual elaborate style.  Auj , enjoyable . evening , was  brought to a close'by-the singing of  Auld Lang Syne.     ' v  Atlin,  Nugget and Grape Rings  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.'  ^jfflF"    Why send oiu when you can get goods, as cheap here? -  Watches From $5 uss.   Fine Lino of Souvenir Snoons*  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Watchmakers. .  THE    KOOTENAI   HOTEL.  George E. Hayes, Proprietor  Cor. First and Trainor Strkkts.  This First Class Hotel Iius bi'oii roinoilrleil und rufiirnlbticd throughout  j�� and ollurs tlio best accommodation to Transient or Pui'iniiiicnt  (, Guests.���A iiinrieaii nnd lCtiropuuii plan.  �� Finest Wines, Liquors and Gigars.  3 ' Billiards   and^' Pool. ^  : :. ���    .   ' . ��� ��� ���    1 .      ��� ���.  ,     " =r=a  THE   GOLD    MOUSE,  DISCOVERY,  B.C.  ���  A STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL.  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS.  Mixed Drinks a Specialty. '���   .  'dining room supplied' with this uest the market affords.  '    Vegetables Daily From our own Garden.   ,   ', >  Breakfast, 6 to 9, launch,   12 to 2, Dinner, 6 to 8.   '  THE  WHITE   ��� PASS a &    YUKON  UOUTE.  Passenger aud Expiess Service,   Daily (except Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse and Intermediate'  points, making close connections with our own steamers at "White Horse ,  for Dawson and Yukon points, and  at Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlin eyer.y Monday and Thursday.  Telegraph Service to Skagway.    Express  matter  will -be' received  for shipment to and from all points in Canada aiid the United States.  For information relative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or Express  Rates apply to any Agent of the Company or to  Traffic Department, SKAGWAY.  HEIEYSTONEDRILL.  Siphons.  A Pipe Line crossing  a gulch or  valley and  conveying   water  from  one   hillside  to     that" opposite is  often  called   an - inverted  siphon.  This is a misnomer, but  the use of  the word is  generally   understood,  A  siphon,   technically, is   a  bent  ' pipe having unequal branches, open  at both ends, and is used to convey  water from a higher to a lower level,  the water  passing   over  an  intermediate point higher than the level  of the  water  at'  either end.    The  limitations of the siphon  are determined  by  the   pressure  of the  atmosphere and the friction in the  pipe   line.    T^lie    greatest    height  over which  water can  pass  when  employing     a  siphon is  obout 33  feet, but it is always less,   owing to  the   conditions  above  stated.  To    make   a   siphon operate in  draining   a    reservoir      or    mine  each limb should be provided  with  a. valve.      That on  the lesser end  must be a short distance below the  surface of the water.    That on the  longer end must   be  placed  lower  ' than the lowest than   the   lowest  point iroui which it is expected  to  raise   the   water.    A   third  valve  must be provided at the <summit of  the bend with'a   means for pouring  water into   the  pipe  through   the  valve    at   that   point.     The   end  'valves being closed the pipe is filled  .at the bend.    When  full close  the  Experimental Operations Prove  That Ground can be Satis-  f actorilyT esteci by the Drill.  Mr. A. C. Deniston is in charge  of the Keystone Drill, built especially for testing placer deposits  hy the Keystone Driller Co. of  Beaver falls, Pa. It is a No. 3  Traction Drill, and is now operating  on Pine Creek, above Gold Run.'  A six inch pipe is driven and the  matter broken up by a 600 lb. drill  which matter is drawn up with the  gold by a suction pipe as the work  progresses.  The tests so far made have conclusively proved that, by this  method, the deposits and character  of ground can be proven and.the  values from surface to bedrock  obtained.  A hole 40 feet deep can be driven  in one day's time and when the  tests now being made are generally  known we have no hesitancy in  predicting that  many  more drills  J.   H.   EIGHAEDSON,  ATLIN   &  DISCOVERY.  ������� '  Full Line of Clothing Just From the East  THE   LATEST - STYLES.  Complete Stock of Dry .Goods  THE    LATEST    IN    HATS,     BOOTS     AND     SHOES*  gjtr   - '    GOLD    SEAL    GUM   BOOTS  ,    Our Goods are the Best and Our Prices the Lowest.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID   UP   $8,700,000.  Reserve, $3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie, -  San Francisco, .  ,  , Portland,  Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points. , ,  G01.D Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  D. ROSS,-Manager.  THE ROYAL HOTEL,  Er ROSSELLI,  Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin,  B.C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  of a like  nature will  in our District.  be  operating  The Alsek Strike.  CHOICEST WINES. LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  Whitehorse.���Many stampeders  returned but no one so far has  done more than pan the surface.  Dirt panned gives from one to  seven colors from .surface to a depth  of three feet.  IJd.���We can do better than that  here, but we wish the mushersluck.  Hydraulio   Mining  % Machinery,  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED    PIPE.  &   Hoisting  Hflachinerym  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C.  A. G. Hirschfeld, A^ent, Atlin. B. C  xsl  $1  m  1  X -1 V  ','i'i I,  fip1 ,��*irrt  iv  I  I'  i  P  I  i  '���  la1  p  I  I  TO .,  f  I  i  ���...JKBsss&ua;  ATIJ1*, B.'C. SATURDAY, AUGUST   Zj   1903   '  . ; ; '  Wp  can   give   You",  as Good Value for your CASH, as QrOCerieS, Provisions? CtC  ~T ^*       any House in Town. ,  Try  us' w#"#lf   #tf   a*?^  see- . > Giant   Powder  on   hand. -"  .',     n.& Reeling &-0o. successors to 3. j|. fraser-3 Co.- ��� '���  NEWS OF  THE   WORLD.  'An'attempt to buglaris'e, the  Canadian Bank of Commerce at  Carman, Man., was frustrated.  The British steamer Biddleham  Castle, ran down Swedish brigan-  tine Swithold. Six of the Swit-  hold's,crew were drowned. r  ' Vancouver Voters list lias now  p*ssed the 6,000 mark.'  Mrs. Anna Gill died, at Vancouver last week",'nt the ripe age  of ioi'years. She was undoubtedly the oldest woman in the  city.  Halifax society is stirred up by  (the Rev. W. J. Ancient 'remarking  from the pulpit, that the ladies ,of  the, Halifax Golf Club "swore  like troopers."  Situation in the   far east  pregnant    with    possibilities.   'Russia  makes no pretense of evacuation of  'Manchuria and  is   sending troops  and guns.      �� "   ��-  .. The King of Bulgaria has left  or rather fled from Belgrade. A  revolution is brewing and -an attempt against Prince Ferdinand's  throne is imminent. ,     ",  The conclave of Cardinals at  Rome began last Saturday.  The gieat battleship King Edward was launched at Devouport.  Dawson City is improving its  fire equipment and building a new  balj. Mi. Lester, au old Vancouver fireman, is Chief of the fne  Department.  Seven .million feet of timber is  being shipped to Nome from the  Puget Sound. '< -'  Whitehorse is shipping biick to  Dawson, they aie made at the  Whitehorse brick yard owned by  Messrs. Witney'and Young.  1 No trace of the' prisoners who  escaped from Folso'n prison, has  been seen, notwithstanding the fact  that 100 men are in pursuit.  George Week's' of Victoria and  Jacob Klein,1 of Seattle suicided at  Dawson last  week.' 1  Mr. E- S. Busby < has been  appointed collector of customs for  the port of Dawson.  James-Riley knocked out Con  She'eaii in a glove contest at Nome.  The latter^ iaw was broken in the  eighth round. Sheehan was removed to tlie Holy Cross hospital.  Report says that the Kuskowin  strike is good, and that coal, copper  and cinnibar have been  discovered.  "THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE.  Pacific   and   Arctic   Railway   and Navigation I'ompanj,'  Bi ltish Columbia Yukon iRailway Company.  British Yukon   Railway Company,  P  I  thciioo 111 a wostoilv dlioction 10-U-i leet,  thenco noitheilj MlJi' feet, tlionco eusteily  101" 1 feet, thenco sotitheilj IW/V feet to  point of coiiiiuoiiceiuoiit. coiitiiiiiiiijr onr>  iiuni tei of 1111 ueie moie or less  Dated   ut   Atlin,    H. C.   this   21 tli   day   of  J line, mOD.      c  Tho British Columbia Power  , ' A; Manufacturing Co., Ltd  jofl-!!0d. '  AJOTlCl'i in heioln enoiithut iiftei GOdnjs  fiom date, 1 intend to applj to the  Chief Commissioner uf Luu<li> and WoiUb  for ptirmivjion to pin chase the follow mjj do-  Hcrihod ti not of land in tho Atlm disti ict foi  atfi icultnial purposes: commencing: at an  initial post, planted about ono inilo noitli-  oast of Atliu tow unite, tlionco i mining east  40 chains, tlionco noitli 20 chains,thenco west  iti chains, thenco south 20 chains to tho point  of commencement, containing 80 acres moie  or less. ' J. T. Regan.  Dated at Atlin," U. C, this 4th day of June,  1003. jeG-GOd  ���RJOTICE lsheieby Riven that after SO dajs  fiom date, I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woiks  for a 21 year lease of the follow uierdesci ibed  land, situated at tho head of Boulder cieek,  iu the Atlin District, commencing at a post  marked,- "C. D Now ton's S. W. corner,"  thenoe 20 chains in a north-easterly direction, thence 20 chains in a noith-westerlj  direction, thence 20 chains in a south-westerly direction, thence 20 chains in a southeasterly direction to point of commencement, containing' 40 acies more or less.  Dated at Atlm, B C, this 1st day of June,  190S.     ��� '  C.b. Nswxon.  ie6-30d  \  No.SN.   B.  2nd clans.  8. 30 p. m.  10.30   ���  11. 40 a.m.  12-20  'No.l   N. B  1st class.  9. 30 a. m.  10.B5)    ���  11.00 S  11.45       ���  12.15 )  12. 35 1  2.10  4.30  TIME TABLE.  IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901, ���  Daily  except Sundaj.  No.   2.S. Bound  LV.  SKAGUAY  (WH1TE PASS  LOG CABIN  AR.  pm  1st class.  4 30 p. m.  3  05  3.00   ���  2.10   ���  1.35 1  1.15 i p.m  11.50 -a.m  9  30     ,,  AR  No. 4 S. Bound  2nd class.  4.15 a. m.  2.10 ���  1.00,,  HENNETT  2.4")   , 2.10   ��� ���       CARIBOU  6.40   ��� 4.30   ��� AR     WHITE HORSE LV 9 30    ,,      LV  Passengers must bo at depots In time to have Baggage inspected and checked  speetion is stopped 30 minutes before lea\ing time of train.  150 pounds of bagsage will be chocked free w ith each full faro ticket and 75 pounds  with each half faro ticket.  12.20   p.m.  10.20    ���  7.00   ���  In-  DO NOT FORGET YOUR  DUTY. REGISTER YOUR  YOTE AT ONCE.  J. G. Cornell.  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  Headquarters for Brook's stasis.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  Finest of liquors. .   Good stabling.  Ed. Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. H. FORD        Prop.  Now oooupy their new quarters next  to tho Bank of 13. N. A.. First Street.  Tho bath rooms are equally as good as found  In citlei.   Private Entrance for ladles.  Pellew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilman  Provincial Assayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890.  ��� �������  W. WALLACE GRIME & Co.,  Agents.  Large or Small Samples forw arded for Assay  NOTICE.  jaOTICE is hereby given that Sixty days  after dato I intend to apply to tho  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woiks  for permission to purchase the following  described tract of Jand in the Atlin district  for agricultural purposos: Commencing  at an initial post, planted about ono milo  north-east of Atlin Townsite, thenco running east 40 chains, thence south 20 chains,  thence west40chains, thenco north 20 chains  to the point of ooiiimonconiont, containing  80" acres more or less.  William McNorn.  Dated at Atlin, B. C, this 22nd day of June  190S. Jne  27C0d  ���RJOTICE is hereby given that after 60 days  from date, wo intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and - Works  for permission to purchase ono-qunrter of  an acre of land for a site for a power plant  in the Atlin District, situated as follows :  Commencing at a post marked "The  British Columbia Power & Manufacturing  Co.,' Ltd.'s S.E. corner,' planted at a point  on Discovery street, in  the Town of Atlin,  ���jyOTlCE is herabj given that Sixty dajs  after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the; following  described tract of land for agricultural  purposes: 'That purcel or tract of land situated in the Atlin Lake Mining Division,  commencing 'at a post planted at a point  on the eastern boundary of Atlin Town-  site, thence uoith 20 chains, thence East 20  chains, thence south 20 chains, thence w est  20 chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acres,  more or less  'Chas. R. Myebs.  Dated at Atlm, B.C., this 23id day of Maj,  1903 mjSO-60d  NOTICE.  N  Certificate of Improvements.  The YELLOW JACICbT Minoiul CJuim.  situated on Pino Oieek, aboil una  mile  oust  of   Disco\on,   in   tin*   Atlm  Lake Mining Dnlsiou of Cussiai.B C.  t  OTICIi Is hereby gnon that I, Julim  M. RufFnor, F.M.C, No. BJ13D9. Aifi-nt tor  tho Noith Columbia Gold Mining Co l\\l C.,  No. 1)34111, nitoiid 00 dajs from datt. heie-  of, to apply to tho Mining Rocori!i>i for  u Ceitillcutc of Impioveincnts, foi thepiu-  poso of obtaining;, u Clown Giunt of tho  abo\c claim. t '  And Fukihbk Take notice that action under Section 37 must be commenced before  the issuance of Mich Certiilcato of Im]>io\ s-  inents. . v '  Atlin.B.C.,' this 19th daj of Maj, 1001.  my23-U0d, Julius M. Ruttner, Agent  Certificate of Registration of an.  '   n Extra-Provincial Company.     <  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S.  Wm. Brown, O.E.  WILKINSON   &   BROWN'.  Provincial Land   Surveyors   &   Civil  Engineers*  Hydraulic   Mine  Engineering   a   Specialty Office, Pearl  St., near Third St,. Atim, B.C.  DRINK THE,BEST  "NABOB   TEA."  In Lead Packets ol ^-ii> and i-lb each.  For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &   Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C.  TIIC ���HANI*  HOTEL  ,  FINEST EQUIPPED HOflTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  1        '    CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French  Restaurant In  Connection*  David Hastie,  Proprietor.  Corner of First and Disco very Streets.  A Boon to* the Thirsty  Brinks,  �� for  a= Quarter*  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 ist.  Hotel Building for Sale���No Reasonable Offer Refused.  E. P. Queen.  1  �����*���"��� "V, .J  " Companies Act, 1897,"  j HER��B�� CERTIFY' that I have 'this  *��� day registeied "The <��� McKee Consolidated Hydraulic, Limited" as an Extin-  Piovincial company under the " Companies'  Act, 1897," to carry out or effect all or anj of  the objects to which the legislative autrn,i-t  lty of the Legislature of Britibh Columbia  extends. ,   ' >  The Head Office of the Company is sitiiuto  at Huton, in the countj- of Beadle,iStnto of  South Dakota,   t  Tho amount of the capital of the comuiuiy  is $1,000,000, divided into one million shores  of one dollar each.  The head office   of  the company  in  this  ���>  Province is situate in Atlin, and Fletcliei T.   - -  Hamshaw, Manager of the Compauj, -aliose  address is Atlin  aforesaid, is the attorney  for the company (not enpoweied to issue or  transfer *tock). <  ���The time of the existence of the company  is 20 j ears, M *  Given under mv hand and seal of office at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  22nd day  of  Maj,   one  thousand nine hundred and three. \ v  ]x..s.]                           S. Y. WooiTONr,  Regibtrarrof Joint Stock Companies.  je-20-4t ' 1  > ' '       ''   ''   *     {  t   I-  1 ..*,  A'  > %  ''      '/>  '    (  \     f     I  A v^'i  ',j,"  1 v n  C ���  1     v. * ^.i  &  x. .   ' :rm  1   -v-'\*  ^1  vf  'si  1  :f  "IS  I  I  A  him an apple or otlicr bit ot luncheon,  wwns  I ��� V*wlJW*MI<*MtiffliM1MM^U'a^ttf>llMmmil��HiWfl1IMi  ��� '11  ���a , r+itrnzivio e 4r WJj.**tU  Mtimw^wnix! I  t  {Jvcr lurking, trying facing, ���  On mjr way; "  ' '  Pleasant visions all erasing, '  Joy disturbing, quiet chasing,  Fondest selfish schemes defacing  Day by day���   .#���-  W-hat's the use of trying, flaring,  In this lite?  Trials  wa/lay,  with   spite  unsparing,'  Baffling,   slighting,  paining,  wearing.  'Every peaceful thought ensnaring '  Into" strife.  which crested a great rise of sand on 'debase of a large palm,'face down;   igOUSQ Plants'Pop the Winter.  :he horizon and shone jagged against  :he rising moon.  , " 'That forbbiddlng pile," said Sheik  rlassam, with a wave of his long arm,  :ausing a metoric effect with the glowing end of his cheroot, 'formed once  :-he centre of an oasis, discovered by  myself and tribe while seeking an un-  'roquented portion of the desert for  .ha purpose of establishing ourselves  tor the favorable pursuit of our busi-  aess.  " 'This oasis seemed the portal of  paradise when, in the splendflr of tin  iWould T rest, then cares assailing  Banish peace;  '' Triumphing but loads to failing;  Sudden joy is turned Lo wailing;  Ease of mind begets but ailing;  '   Cares ne'er ccaso ^  W.hat's thc end or all this toiling.'  Troubles  scene���  Where no"rf.if? Is tree from soiling,  Where belief but breeds embroiling,  Whore no rest from planning, inolliugi  E'ei   is seen?        ,       ,,    .  '  This I know, when trials defiant  Rise forlorn,  For the conflict, strong, reliant,  Wakes thVsoul, like sleeping giant  , To whose sinews, suple, pliant,  Strength is born  This'I know, that brave endeavor  Sinks in rust  If from trials we-rest us ever;       %  /Vain from courage trial to sever;  Toll and conflict draw us never'  Into lust. _    -  Each endeavor, true and earnest,  Leads to strength;  . If from hope thou never turnest,  " If for higher deeds thou yearnest,  Peace and joy, tho" late, thou learnest  ' "Come at length  i ��  Welcome trials, 'hidden blessings,  Sent from God;  Wooing not  with "soft caresslngs,  Teaching not in .doubtful guessing?  Curing all  our  weak confessings  With thy rod. ���  I *       A MYSTERY. /    J  ��� During my sojourn'in Egypt," said  Walton, removing his hookah from  his burnt black beard, "I became interested in the horse; and desirous of  [possessing an,Arabian of high quality,  sought guidance of our local consul as  to the best way of going about obtaining ,one. He gave me a letter to a.  certain camel and horse breeder o�� re-  ���nown, located near Samana. Bedouin  sheik, Hassam Moakbar by name. The  sheik, he .Info.-med me. had reason to  ^eel under obligations to him. which  ���would insure me a pleasant reception.  I took with me only a small escort���  -the consul's letter, in the Arabian  tongue, being a sort of passport and  affording me immunity from the toil  gathering, cuetoraary among the 'des-  ���ert tribes. Arriving at the encarap-  nent at twilight, a sceie of great beauty burst upon mo. The stars were beginning to blaze forth with unusual  size and brilliancy through the won-  'derful rare atmosphere. Threads of  , smoke rose perpendicularly ,from lires  which sparkled among the long, low,  wide tents, where preparations for the  evening meal were going on.  i "itfegro slaves were roasting coTTce,  which gave forth a perfume only "Ara-  by the Blest' could yield. Round  about parties of Arabs were exercising  the horses���such creatures!���with'  manes flowing like the tresses of Princess Badroulbadour.  ��� "Sehik Hassam, a man of noble appearance, met me, and after reading!  the letter, at once relaxed the stern,  dignity of his countenance, and the  supper being now ready, bade me partake of the same tray with himseir.  The meal consisted of kid's flesh roasted delicately with certain condiments,  of the nature of eau de cologne, and  washed down with mare's milk. A  noble cup of coffee, however atoned  for the singularity of this repast, and  lighting cheroots of a strong, sweet  flavor, we strolled among the horses,  much of'Whoso beauty and fine points  were observable in the moonlight, for  that luminary had now risen above  tho horizon. For reasons of his own,  the sheik certainly did his best to get  mo what I wanted, and out of fifty,  every one of which seemed to possess  some different charm. I chose ono, and  regretted I had not chosen all the  others. I was loath to leave so romantic a spot, and. though duty called,  lingered some days, the guest of the  sheik, who seemed equally .unwilling  to have me go, and plied me with rare  tobacco and still rarer legends, dusky  happenings of desert land, Which had  come within his kin, and revealed to  few. I began to feel as if I had  chewed the lotus buds, and did not  Bare greatly whether I returned to my  native land or not.  "One evening (that before the day  set for my departure) while, strolling  and smoking, as usual, in the moonlight, at some distance from the en-  lamp'ment, our footsteps, whether by  iccidcni or the sheik's design, were  Jlrected toward a dark ridge of rocks  noontide, we   haltoil,   after   days" or  travel beneath a copper sky, before its  waving palms    and luxuriant   shade,  among which 'gurgled  hidden springs  of water, blessed water ,and the songs  of birds echoed among the foliage.  1  " * "Allah be praised!   We shall prosper here!' " 1 cried aloud, and  oacie  them Bet up tho toiits, which were not  few and dig a cistern, which was tilled  from the   springs   amid   the   groves.  The heat diminished not,'"but rather  intensified, from  day to  day, so that  tho outer springs became dry, and we  I had to force our way inward (for Ll-e  oasis was1 wide and of densest growth)  to obtain supplies of water.  1     " 'Here and   there   we   encountered  .,beaten paths, which struck us as being rather singular, as we had seen no  living thing save^birds.    Possibly, we  . argued, they were made by the jarkols,  I which howled about in the day time  - and went there for water after dark al-  i though on one occasion I could have  i sworn that a  'vague imprint   in    the  sandy pathway was that of a beast ol  i prey.  I - " 'I kept a pharp lookout and sentinels even on watch about the horses,  camels and goats tethered a short dls-"  tance from th.? camp beneath leafy  sheds. Nothing of note transpired  for several days, except alight additional proofs from time to time that  some living creature inhabited the  , place. The'heat seemed to inciuase  daily, and the sky assumed that red-  , dish tinge which bodes no good to the  j dweller-of the desert. At rara inlci-  vals' across the yellow hillocks would  come pirouetting diaboiicaL little spir-  l 'als of sand moved oy miffs of wine,  I like breaths from a furnace.  '"'On the morning of the fifth day  Hamed my Circassian slave, a man of  ��� rare   courage   and    singulr   personal  beauty,  disappeared  into    the depths1  of the oasis in quest of fresh water,  ���that hAhe cistern being used for the .;  feasts only, and, from the length of  time. elapsing,  must  have  penetrated  further than usual.   Suddenly we perceived him at the edge-of the jungle,  wildly gesticulating.   The Arabs' rifles  were at their shoulders in an instant, ^  but there was a mingled scream "and  roar/ a flash of tawny finks, and Hamed, dragged down from behind, disappeared into the' wood.  ��.rpkg riflemen wh0 had beeD  ear-  est to him fell upon their faces, paralyzed with some awful fear, and could  not be Induced to stir." What they had  seen I knew not. ��� Drawing my simitar  and grasping my pistol I bade a huge  - black, under threat of instant death,  follow .with a lance, and plunged inio  .-the tangled wood at the spot where  Hamed had disappeared. White rrag-  ments of cloth upon the broken twigs,  borne down by what'must have been a -  creature of unusual size and ponderous,  strength, guided us onward. Panting  wtih the heat, bruised with falling,  and now feeling giddy with a strange  .odor which began to prevade the air,  we proceeded with the utmost caution  along a path grown steep and rocky.  "'The terrible ordor had grown almost stifling,   and   mingling   with it  sriveloped in his burnous. I did likewise, and after a'period of unconscious  less.' awoke, and painfully drawing  xiyself up to a sitting posture against  vhat remained ot the palm stree, gazed about me. The black lay rigid at  ny side, stifled.   , .  " 'Around -about among the rocks  ind trees and across the plain were  ;reat drifts and billows of sand, but ol  ill my faithful, people and valuable  oeasts there was no trace. A, tenl  pole, with'a fragment of canvas' here  md there, marked then* graves.  " 'I was rescued in a delirious con-  lition hy my partner, who came week-  y to visit the encampment.  '"That I am stopping in this vlcin-  ty' is owing to an irrestible fascina-  'ion the spot hos for me, and to its  )oihg in tlie direct road to the market  own, whither I go at intervals to  rade. The mystery that yonder sand  leaps envelop will never be revealed ,  .ulltil the desert and the sea give up>  .heir dead.'"  "How did you and George get along  it the seashore?' asked, her best  iiend.   "Swimmingly," was the reply.  I Improvement  In  Colts.    u  There are colts and colts,', as  (tho ' saying goes, but the differences "between the young growing horses . are to a very large extent due to the,management and to  the feeding. Colts are born, It la true;  but to a large extent they are,made by  care and" attention, and of those the  feeding Is the most ' Important. A  young animal may be very justly compared with a plant.1 The seed may be  of the best, but unless the culture Is  equally good the gnnyth is stunted. The  young animal of whatever kind Is subject to the same, natural law. ��� It Is  worth while to. mention this, Maine  Farmer says, for it is quite a common  occurrence to see the avoidable deterioration of a wellbre'd-'yourig animal,  due simply to this mistaken thought  that blood will tell." Blood represents  years and' generations of the best  breeding, feeding, caie and education,  one generation inheriting the. gains  made by previous ones.' So it will be a  simple loss of money to pay high prices  Cor the service of a' sire of high character, and then think that inherited influence will work out-the problem without sufficient food to support it. -An  animal eats its food, chews and grinds  It with its teeth, and 'makes it into a  pulp by mixture with the saliva, which  Is really the first of the digestive and  solvent fluids. The teeth crush and  grind the food, and the more palatable  this is the more is the flow of this fluid.  Thus with pleasant1 food the mastication in the mouth is most perfectly performed, and as.the saliva is a solvent  and a chemical fluids as well, the food  has Its starch to some extent changed  Into sugar, and so .goes into the stomach partly digested; "one of the ' facts  which should be duly considered by the  feeder.  Every animal loves a change of foods.  It is'possible for any animal to livevpn  a. single food, but it will never improve  on it. Wild animals in a state of  nature never Improve. They cannot  Improve; this is easily seen to be an  Impossible thing for them. But mankind Is an Improving animal, "and when  civilized is constantly bettering his condition, and improving everything he  comes Into possession of. It goes without saying that this is the result of intelligent feeding.  Feeding paves the,, foundation for  trairiing, and every, step gained is firmly fixed and made the basis for future  Improvement. Thus it is our horses  are constantly bettering their records  In every way, and what has been accomplished is only a starting point for  future improvement. All our live stock  has been subjected to the same influences. We have two-year-old cattle which weigh as much as the old  five-year-old steers.  . Our cows at two years old yield more,  outte'r in a week than any average  three of the stock of fifty years ago.  _ ���,      _ QUr iambs come to market    under  a  came a low, whining purr, apparently   j yeal.( ana bring the values of two or  at no great distance now. '" -���"-        *  "'Crouching behind a ragged mass  of rock which seemed to have been  split by the heat (the black calling incessantly upon Allah with chattering  teeth) I peered through the crevice into the space beyond. Soul of Mohammed!    What a sight met my gaze!  " 'Sprawled upon its belly at the entrance to a cavern, the lithe tall beating the ground, was a creature, the  sight of which caused my scimitar to  fall from my nerveless grasp. Out of  a tangled red mane, rose a white neck  of columnar strength, surmounted by  a countenance of awful beauty. Beneath netted eyebrows glowed eyes like  burnished brass, human in all save  the sllb pupils. The lips were a ven-  Dmous red nrch. through which flashed  tong canine teeth.  " 'Before her, slightly propped  against a bowlder, lay Hamed, white  md limp, but conscious and fascinated.  Ever and anon the great furry paw  was thrust forward caressingly (the  ilaws sheathed), and the eyes of tho  Iread creature became narrow and tender, and the purring sound was 10-  peated.  "'Streaming with sweat. I had managed to level my pistol across a pro-  lection, when a shadow fell over ua  which deepened, and a murmur broke  iipon our ears, increasing to a roar,  Springing to its feet, its eyes blazing  ;reenly in the gathering gloom, Ihe  Thing seized the shoulder of Hamed's  garments in its teeth, and with a horrid screaming snarl leaped past us, as  .he simoon in all its fury burst upon  as.  " 'The black had already 'clambered  io the highest rock and lay clasping  l three year old wethers of a^generatlon  oaclc. Of course, this increases the  profits of the breeders and feeders, and  Is equally an economy to the consumers. The Hats of foods at command almost bewilder the scientific students,  not to think of how the farmers and  stock feeders are at a loss to choose  this or that as being the most effective, and thus economical, and profitable. At the same time education runs  alongside of the train of improvement,  and as wc gain in scientific Information  wejapply it to practical uses. In regard  to our live stock interests, this, advantage is perceived on every hand. With  Improvements in horses, there are gains  made in every way In our live stock.  This Is all a result of the application  Df the ultimate  principle of economy,  by which the art of feeding    animals  ! has been so greatly extended, and by  I which our choice of foods is enlarged so  1 that by the extension of the knowledge  of the chemistiy of foods the feeder la  able to vary the bill of fare and economize in the cost.  A  LICr-loiiK  Kift'Iitcr.  General Maximo Gomez, the Cuban  leader, is the most interesting figure in  Cuban history, next to Estrada Palma.  Tho old liberator is not a native of  Cuba, but his life has been ono of devotion to struggling causes. Gomez is  a San Dominican, who has been fighting in one country or another for sixty  years. He got his military training in  the Spanish army, and after passing  through one revolution he left home and  settled in Cuba. That island has been  his home ever since, except for the time  he has served in banishment. In 189o  he was given tho suij erne command of  the Cuban forces, and for threo years  gave Spain as difficult a fight as she  ever had in any of her colonies, and  managed to lose comparatively few of  his own men. At 78 General Gomez, in  spite of his campaigns, is vigorous and  active.  The'best time to'get decorative plants  io be grown Indoors during the winter  ,s early in September. At that season  irtificial heat and high, molsL temperature have been dispensed with, and  plants are growing more naturally than  it any other time in the year. There  ire but few which one can expect to  rrow well in the house in winter. The  ispidistra is a plant which cannot be  tilled by ordinary neglect.- Give it all  the water it needs', an occasional application of fertilizer and,a .reasonable  imount of light. The agave Is a stately  plant, and a well-grown' specimen always' attracts attention. For the hall  It will be found quite as ornamental as  i palm. Because of the semi-succulent  nature of the foliage, it will not require  much water, except when it is grow-  'ng. Asparagus Sprengeerl is another  plant which grows as well'for the veriest amateur as it1 doe's for the owner  Df a greenhouse. Plant it in a soil of  rich loam, and give it a liberal allowance of water when it needs It, a shady  place to grow In and a frequent shower  bath. Begonias are not often classed  among the very robust plants, but  there Is ono variety which 1 have found  sure, to grow well under difficulties.  This variety is B. argon tea guttata.  Give It a soil of sandy loam, well drain-  ad. Be careful not to overwater, but  shower it frequently���Ebon E. Rcxford,  In The Ladles' Homo Journal for September.    ,  A Noted Engineer.  M.' Philllpe Bunau-Varilla spoke In  New York recently from tho standpoint of an engineer on , tho"' subject,  "Comparative Methods of the Nicaragua and Panama Canal Routes." He  was born in Paris in 1S59, and was admitted lo the Ecole Poly technique in  1878, being a classmate of Captain  Dreyfus. When he left the .nstilutlon  he was named engineer of the State of  France, an honor which Is reserved for  the twenty-nine or thirty men at tho  head of their class. In 1884 he left  France to become the chief engineer of  one of the three sections of the Panama  Canal. Later he took chaice of two  sections, and still later became Director-General of the work." e  He was decorated- in 1S87 by fthe  French Government as a^'Knight of the  Legion of Honor. After the financial  crash, which stopped the woik on the  canal, he turned his attention to writing a history of the canal, and in 1S'j2  published a volume on the construction,  at'the same time advancing a new and  very ingenious theory of lock canal  construction'. In an annex to this publication he compared the Nicaragua  and Panama routes, and approved the  latter. '    ,' ,  M. Bunau-Varilla aided In the construction of thc Congo Railway, which  opens.Central Africa to civilization. He  fs the President of the Madrid. Caceres  & Portugal Railway. His brother la  one of the editors of the Paris paper,  Le Matin, in /which some Insulting articles about, the late Queen Victoria  have appeared,' but the writer of the  articles has.been dismissed from the  'staff of the paper'and an apology made.  A    '    Gold Fish as.Pets:   .  The Immense demand for gold fish in,  Chicago'is explained by the , Misses-  Adams as being due to the fact that  so many people in Chicago live, in fiats,  where gold fish are about the only  pets which can be tolerated. They  make no noise and are considered highly decorative, and, above all", they call  for little attention from their owners.  It appears that the native gold fish  from San Francisco are the finest of  the American breed, although many  come from the eastern.States and,Indiana. The Japanese and Oriental  fantails'have been shut out from America for some time owing to the regulations necessitated by the appearance  of the bubonic plague. The food on  which gold fish thrive best comes from  Germany,'and the "water moss," with-,  out which the gold fish will not prosper, is grown by the Misses Adams in  large quantities. Other species of fish  are bred on this interesting place, and  the foreign population of Chicago  places within the view of these intrepid business women endless vistas for  new lines of'work, for work it means,  whatever the profit may be; the slightest relaxation of attention in relation  to the health of their finny stock, will  mean a serious loss, for while the  healthy fish must be fed and cared for  perpetually, the weakly ones must be  Isolated and nursed back to health and  strength. The "silver fish," for example, which Is really a species of the  paradise fish, requires the utmost  care and attention. They belong to the  tribe of the nest-buildlng fish, and the'  nests are composed of air bubbles (not  castles In Spain), which are blown by  the male fish. The eggs deposited by  the mother are hatched by the action of  light, air and warmth, and the male  parent watches the nest and the young  ones, not allowing tho mother to come  near either eggs or "small fry." Usually of a dull grey color, it Is only dur-  Iner courtlnf season that the rainbow  :oIors are discernible, and the darting  fish are so brilliant, scintillating and  shimmering with wonderful gleams of  radiance, that It is almost' Impossible  to rccognze them as the quiet hermits  ,n somber grey who have Inhabited  the tank for nine long months. ,  Sagacity of ti bulldog1.  Representatives' Payne and Dalzell on1'.  their recent visit to the South aTgued'  'tine day upon the intelligence of dogsv  Jays the New York "Tribune." Mr. Dal-  zell held that' the collie ,was the wisest'  ii the dog'. family, while Mr. Paynet  Maimed this honor forv the bulldog,,  Backing up ' his , contention with a  strange dog story! j ,  '  "A reputable and honest farmer," he'  said, "told me once that he, owned, a-  sagacious bulldog to which he had given'  the name of-Oscar. He also'owned a  bulldog of a'fiery^. and'malignant char-'^  acter. On a summer-evening, when the  villi's heat , had ��� inflamed the latter'a.  temper highly, Oscar sauntered past him  ind was instantly attacked.  "Oscar ran with, all his speed, but he,  was no match for his pursuer. Every)  second thc distance between'the two he-,  janie smaller. Tlie farmer, a lon�� way  off, was hurrying to'tlie rescue, but it  looked to him a8 though all thought of  Help was futile. Oscar seemed fore-'  .loomed. '. *  "And then a strange thing happened.  Oscar, us he ran, picked up a stone and  Mirried  it  in" his mouUli.     Nearer  and' ���  neaior came the" enemy.   But now Oscar  .Iroppcd   the     stone,   and   his   pursuer,  ihinlring it was something very valuable��� ,  something, maybe, to eat���stopped and.' '  Bxamincd it.    His pause was hiief,  but  nevertheless it was long enough for Oscar.    On account   of   it   the   wise   dog  reached the farmhouse'and was eafe.  "Tlio farmer claimed that the dropping ofJ tho stono'had been, a premeditated, well conceived act, and I.agreo  with him. That is why I clnim, that  the bulldog ia the most intelligent of all  bis tribe."       ' .   -    . A      ',  A negro preacher down south has  discovered the real cause of thc recent  volcanic disasters. He says : "De earf,  my friends, resolves on axels, as w,e  all know. Somenn' is needed to keep  thc axels greased ; so when de earf was  made, pctrolyum was put inside for  dat purpose. De Standard Oil Com-  p'ny comes along an' strax dat pctrolyum by borin' holes in de earf ? De  earf stix" on its axels an' won't go  round no more ; den dcre is a hot box,  just as ef dc earf wuz a big railway  train���and den, my frien', dere is  trouble."  "Do you ever work hard ?" asked ona  of  the  examining committee.  "Do I ever work hard ?" rejoined tha  millionaire, evidently a little hurt;  "why, sometimes I work as hard as if  I was getting only a dollar a day."������  Brooklyn Life. ;  Scene���A gallery in the East End.  ' "Well, that "ere title knocks me, Joe!  What docs  that- little  bit want  to  be  takin' a bath of physic for?   Gall looks  'ealthy enough!"���"Punch."'    '   ���  ^jThe widow Simonds -had appeared  before Squire Benson with" one complaint after another. This time she accused one of her neighbors of stealing  two docks.  "I missed them from the duck-pond;  yesterday," she said, plaintively, "an''  this-morning, square, I'm jest as sure,  as I'm 'standing here that I saw them  in Harr'et Shaw's yard. They had a  different look from her own ducks."  "Oh, nonsense!" said the squire.  -"Mrs. Shaw is as honest as the sun,  and you know it! Why, I've got half  a dozen ducks in my yard this minute  that are exactly like yours!"  - "Well, square," said the widow, lugubriously, "these two aren't the first  nor the only ones IVc missed this summer, but you know I never was one ,to  make complaints tilt I'm sure of my  eround."'���Youth's  Companion.  Former President of Bricklayer's Union used Dodd's Kidney; Pills.  Andrew McCormick, of Toronto,  Tells of a Curs for the most  dreaded of all Diseases.  Toronto, June 15.���(Special). ��� la  these days when the dreaded Bright's  Disease seems to be selecting its victims at will the report of an authenticated cure is received with relief  by all classes of the community. And  such a report conies from Andrew M&-  Coimick, of 243 Spadina avenue, this  city.  lliat Mr. McCormick is well-known  and highly respected, is evidenced by,  the fact that he has held high offices  in several fraternal societies, and  was for several years President of the  Bricklayers' Union. Interviewed regarding the cuie, Mr. McCormick  says:  "I suffered with an attack of  Bright's Disease and naturally was  much troubled concerning it. I heard  of the wonderful cures effected by  Dodd's Kidney Pjlls and concluded to  try them. The result was so satisfactory that it gives mc pleasure to recommend them.  "  Make and keep the Kidneys sound by  usin;:; Dodd's Kidney Pills and there  can be no Bright's Disease.  'SI  fl  4  m  fi ���,���.��� ..^.-. ��� ,.-,.,. ^   ^-^���   .._..   ,���,������..���.��� ��"f ^rv^.y   ���        ,���-.-.- ,y   ,        i "i^ i  iTTTIT    :        r^ -���tl���~~          ��� f       'il    i     Tu j Ll��i >uir��MMTLTTji im ��� --ii ii Tbiiim hi win h     ���iiirBiii mTiui I mj   ���   i T       .iiu-iimi-iriiviliiMi in    ������   iiit-i irin- i i   i   il    n iiililHialnW nfWTniPI IM I 111 IIII IMI ��� ��� IIWII II Will I    11     gi  /*��  l"iS  Fl  I  IP  I  ts:  <U ARIZONA WILD III.  Many strange stories have been1 told  d�� thef "wild man' of the Grand Canon  of the Colorado, and while some per-  ��onS(have credited these weird tales,  they'have for the most part been'regarded as the ingenious inventions of  ' imaginative travellers, and have passed  into tradition as such. But. according to H. W. Stevens of Cedar, Col.,  lays The Albuquerque, New Mexico,  democrat, the "wild man" is not a  myth, and he gives a thrilling account  of an encounter he had with the crea-  . ;*re. '  "Two years ago," says Mr. Stevens,  'I had business in thc northwestern  part of Arizona that' took me in the  neighborhood of thc extreme lower end  of the Grand Canon of, the Colorado  River, in Mohave County, Arizona.  Having the misfortune' of getting my  wm broken, I took a trip to the river  to kill time and catch ar few beaver.  I constmcted a skiff, with the aid of<  n friend, and when my.arm got strong  ooouch I look a trip up "the canon as  fer as I couid go with a boat. A few  miles above tlie cntiancc 1 hauled my  boat upon thc sand ;ukI got ready to  Mcaininc thc lock walls. ^ ,  ' "Thc first thing that attracted my  attention was tlie imprint of baie feet  tfc the sand. Thinking tlie Hacks had  been made by some Indian, pcihaps a  Piute or a Hanlipi, I began looking  tfac_ goigc over with much interest.  Going, down sti earn a short distance,  I  found more tracks.  "Thc third day of my stay I saw thc  Ivaad of a man  on  a  bench  of rocks  r' i the north side of the river. Evi-  ntly he was seated on thc edge of  a" cliff some distance above my c.imp.  I rowed up stream a little above the  point where I saw the man's head and  part of his shoulders above the grease-  wood brush. Climbing up to the bench  t had some difficulty, in finding a place  lAat I could get over the ledge and  be on a level ^with my strange neighbor.  "I finally succeeded in approaching  " oioser to the point. I saw sitting on  a large boulder a man with long white  hair and a matted beard that reach-  ad to his knees. The creature waa  unaware of my approach, and I gazed  upon him for some moments unobserv-  . ed. He was about fifty ^yards away  and tin full view. ^He wore no cloth-  Mg, and upon hls^talon-hke fingers  #ere claws at least two inches long.  A coat of grey" hair' nearly covered  Els body, with here and there a spot  ���I dirty skin showing. I had found  <ie 'wild man' of the rocks !  "At that moment a rock loosened  by some animal "came rolling down.  The creature turned his face towards  me. Hoirors ! What a face���it was  seared and burned brown by the sun,  with fiery'green eyes'. With a wild  whoop and a leap lie was' off up over  cocks and cliffs like a mountain sheep  ftor about seventy-five yards. Then he  stopped.' He was armed with a queer-  shaped club, large enough to fell an  ���x. Brandishing this bludgeon, he  shrieked and chattered for a moment,  and finally to feeding him out of hand,  until now, so it is reported, that bear  has almost quartered himself in that  school district and lunches regularly  with the Sander's Mill,school children  and teacher."  As long ago as Solomon's time  The kingly philosopher paid  In lofty measure a tribute sublime  To the way of a_ man with a maid.  But of all the various things that fill  The limits of life's brief span, a  You may talk as you \flHl,  the  most  wonderful still        - , ,  Is the way of a.maid with a man.  The Romance of a Rose  An Episode of a House Party  By Harold Begbie.  ALENTINE MINETY flrat tasted  the wine of famo when the  president of the Royal Academy led 'him into tho radiant  presence of Lady Ryde. And  tlie wine mounted in a'purple  cloud to his head when tliat ��� beautiful  young woman, after expressing a desire  to purchase his first Academy picture,  suggested ho should dine aiid sleep at  Ryde Castle tho following week.  The young man had come from the  sordid ��nviionmcnt of a struggling existence in * gwrrct into the bi oad spaces of  iristocratio ease. He w��is a guest at  Ryde Castle. JIe had drunk tea, .witlra  oompony of grant people, he had chatted  familiarly with my Loid Hyde, had" explained, schoohnasteywise, , to half a  dozen beautiful and clever women the  hidden glories of tho Velasquez in "tlie  drawing-room, and now he waa in hiis  bedroom preparing to dreas for dinner.'  Valentino Minety was .young, passably  well-looking, and. monstrously conceited.  It never struck him that Lady Ryde had  Invited him to her house because he was  n young and struggling artist; it did not  oeour to him that the beautiful woman  had included a novelist, a minor poet and  the editor of a London newspaper among  ter guests. It seemed to,him that Valentine Minety had become a member  ��f tha aristocracy because ho was  Valentin* Minety; and to 'Valentine  Mmety he woe not an artist, but the  rood-looking youth "who stared so fixedly at him from every mirror he passed.  He looked at his new,, dress clothes, at  the new patent-leather shoes, at the new  collar, the new shirt', the new tie and thp  aew handkerchief���all waiting < to be  glorified by hi* body. Looking at them,  Valentine Minety fancied he had rathei  impressed the footman.  Then lie thought of Lady Ryde. What  beauty lay in tha sad gray iris of her  ��yes! How gloriously the dark hair  shaded her splendid brow! What pride,  what sorrow curled the red Up3l How  prettily She blushed, too���blushed, when  ihe spoke,'to him! She had looked at  him so often as he 'talked to the othere;  when ahe had looked, had there not been  �� gentle smile oh tihe proud, sorrowful  mouth, suggestions of pleasure in the sad  pay eyes? He had talked loud enough  lor ter to hear.  He looked at himself in the glass.  Th* coat came away, and he pitched it  The elOcK rapped out the first strokes  of eight.  He placed the flower reverently in the  pocket of his poor, cheap coat, stuffed his  new red silk handkerchief into his left  slceve,.and jwlth a final glance at himself  in the now dusky glass, left the room in  % rush while the last stroke of eight  o'clock still vibrated in the air.  He entered the drawing-room with the  butler, who announced dinner ere he had  time to collect hte' senses, ne stood awkwardly, gazing at the ghtlei ing crowd of  people.' A vision in white sailed toward  him, her beautiful voice said, in gentle reproach, "You have forgotten your flower,  Mr. Minety I" and then he was offering  his 'arm to another lady' and following  others from the room.  Throughout dinner his eyes sought  hera, and sometimes she smiled encouragement. He looked dreadfully unhappy. Once, when her' eyes rested upon  him, he thought of drawing the .rosebud  from lids pocket, and touching it with his  lips. But Lord Hyde wl9 athletic, and  ho refrained. The lady lie had tnken into  dinner tried valiantly, but inelleotually,  to put him at his ease. He could think  of nothing but that whispered reproach,'  "You have forgotten your flower!"  Bo ate of ovciy disb, drank freely of  every wine,,and when the ladies passed  from the room, 'he did ictimlly take the  rosebud from_ his pockcl and held it, os-,  tensiEly to his nose, fix reality to his lips.  Lady Ryde, moving post him at that  moment, smiled prettily, and continued  her progress with a strange look in her  syea. , Thank goodness, ah* knew at  lost)  While Mr."Minety smoked his oigarett*  Lady Ryde was condoling, with Miss  Patch, the lady he hod taken in to dinner.        - >. '  "Was he dreadfully heavy, dear!" said  my lady.      . '  "Heavy I Heavy I Why, he can't ev��n  listen! I talked about the 'last seaaonta  improper novels, I rattled on about tin  war, I even tried to interest-him in  bulbs���the creature simply gaped up th*  table. Not a itord, not an answer of any  kind, unless an occasional grunt is a part  of speech.   Ia it?   I go out so little."  "Did you" talk about his picture?"  asked Lady Ryde, smiling. '       ,  1 "I didn't know he had painted onel"  "It's in ith* Academy."  "If I had only known I I thought you  told me he was a poet, and I asked him  whether he had read Mr. Archer's book,  and if he thought Mr. Henley's poems  would live, and if he was cutting out  Austin's odes from the newspapers and  pasting^ them in a book. What an odd  fool I have tbeenl Poor, poor young  man! And so he's one of your discoveries in the picture-line?    Water,or oil,  dearest?    Landsee "  '^Here he is!" said Lady Ryde, and tha  her gently to heir feet and stood smiling,  and hlinking triumphantly into her wide  eyes. ���  "Louisa, my dear, I don't object to the  salon, but you mustn't cast all your  pearls before the lions, or I shall grumble  tike William. ' On my honor I shall. Come  ,and tell me about your visit to Aunt  Mary. 'I've got a good stoiy for you  about poor old Emily Powdei ham���a real  good one.   Com'  along." i  And Valentii was left, moping alone,  till Miss Patch descended upon him with  the rod of lluskin. *  In the midst of the good lady's chatter.  Inspiration whispered to the soul of Mr.  Minety. With arinuiteied apology he  rose from his seat and nuiilel from the  room. Through the hall he tushed, up  the stairs he sprang and down the corridor he fairly iran. He entered his room  breathless, closed the door, lighted candles and dragged a chair to .the writing  table. ,  Then on a' sheet of writing paper hs  wrote wilh quivering pen the following  original love lines:  This rose, this lose,  It shall be fragrant of your clothes,  Your scented gown, your guessed-at hoa*  No other flower that grows  Such mystic perfume knows  ,. Such joys, such woes;      '  It tells of Mice, and robs me of reposej  It shakes mo  like a mighty  wind that  blows,  This rose!  (  Call me, oh, call.  Tho' risk we run, and danger fall,  And bid me, bid me whisper all'  I feel, but dare not tell,   *  Under this rose's spell;  Ah, wondrous'smell!  ,  It steals thro' all the channels of my,  rose, ,  Into my brain, my heart, my soul it goes,  This rose! ,  .a .    ^   .  .���       .  5   _w force of  habit���on  the  bed, still  bfecn started towards me, roaring and , Jfe���^ the glass.   He proceededT to  still flourishing his    weapon. _ Faster   SSr*,:mJJtlM^.   �����win<r hia  head  :iihI  was  the  fall-  Mid faster he came, and my hair be  gan to stiffen.  "I am a poor runner, so I stood  a��y ground. When the creature was  within about fifteen yards of me I  raised my rifle to fire, thinking* to crip-  lie him. As I glanced along the bar-  1 I heard a deep growl just above  e wild man. Looking up I saw a  she-cougar and two half-grown cubs.  The mother cougar crouched, with tail  j feshing, ready to spring on the wild  ��an. He also had heard the growl  and he braced himself for the shock.  "I drew a hasty bead on the cougar  aad pressed thc trigger. When the  smoke had cleared away the mother  ;ougar lay dead where the wild man  had stood. The man himself liad disappeared. The two young cougars  were still on the rock, apparently  greatly frightened by the report and  echoes of my old Sharp's rifle. "  "Reaching hastily for a cartridge I  found I had neglected' to buckle on  any belt when leaving camp, so I hast-  iy retreated to the boat, where I  found everything as I had left  it. I showed the boat off  drifted toward camp, which  aear the cougar. There lay  old cougar where she had  , sn. The wild man was standing over  thc two cubs, which were also dead,  ae having beaten the life out of them  with his club. He stood for a mo-  . aicnt gazing on thc caicasscs, then  got down on his hands and knees and  drank the warm blood as it flowed  lrom thc death wounds. The sight  sickened inc.  "I stood up in the boat and yelled.  The man sprang to his feet, took a  long look at me, then flew up from  ledge to ledge until he reached the  fourth ledge, where he stopped. Here  ne flourished his club again and  screamed the wildest, most unearthly  screech I ever Jicard. then turned and  sprang onward up the craggy wall of  the canon.  "Not fancying my wild neighbor, I  packed my outfit into the boat and  drifted down and out of the canon before I made camp for the night. That  was the strangest adventure of my  life. '     '  "Tradition records that years ago  Hostile Indians captured three men,  Dound them to logs far up the canon,  and set them adrift upon the swollen  river. It may be that this wild creature is one of those unfortunate men  who, by chance, freed himself and escaped death, but was made insane by  nis awful experience."  the school lunch he went slowly back  to the woods.  "His visits became of daily regularity, and, it being evident that he came  with no evil intent, the teacher, and  now and then a pupil, took to tossing  other bit of luncheon,  apple  and�� hia waistcoat, screwing hia head  pound to catch a view of his profile. Tae  waistcoat followed the .coat.  Then he paused foT a moment.' Ought  ke not, pertiapa, to ring for a footman  to take off his boots? Knotty point!  Surely the aristocracy did not unlace its  ��wn ahoea?   And yet if he should-���  Valentine Minety etarted, hia fingers  twitching at his braces. No longer did  be look in the glass; no longer <M he  Hiink of his boots; hia eyes were riveted  upon the dressing-table, fixed in a frozen  ���tare upon a little red rosebud twisted  Into a buttonhole and lying, ah! so  laintily, upon a china teay in front of  the glass. .    _. .  "She is an angel, an angel!" cried valentine, flinging his braces over his shoul-  lers. "By all the amours of Venus 1 this  b her gift to me, her invitation, her  iweet encouragement! Was ever love  more prettily made? Oh! the dear, darling flower! And oh! the radiant, radiant  woman 1" "... ^  He kissed the rose, laid it reverently  iaok upon the table, and sat himself  iown before the glass. Hia boots came  >ff wdbh a rush; his shirt was jerked  aver his head in a twinkling; and tlie  *ext minute he waa plunging his face,  into hot water.  "Perhaps she's downstairs waiting for  me now!" he told the towel.  , Off went0the trousers, off went the  looks. The gorgeous silk socles weie  irago'ed proudly on the foot and up Che  leg, and then on went the new dress  trousers, out came the new trees from  tho new patent leather shoes, and then,  liter some struggling, on went those  aew shoes over the new socks.       ....  With his head in his fine new shirt, his  hands breaking their way through thc  ttarohed sleeves, Valentine told himself  ho must not rush thi3 incident; Lady  Ryde was not to be approached as boisterously aa a barmaid. This matter re-  ouired great delicacy.  His face came through the collar of  the shirt, very red and fresh-looking. He  looked in the glass and congratulated his  beauty on its distinguished victory.  The oollair waa buttoned, tho tie fixed,  the hair brushed, the handa rinsed, the  white waistcoa' buttoned, the big gold  jhain stretohed acioss from pocket to  pocket, and then on went the coat.  He picked up thc rosebud, turned tlie  lapel of his coat forward, and then���well,  fce used a coaree expression. For the  buttonhole was���a sham!  "Confound these cheap tailors!" cried  Valentine, wrathfully.  In the midst of his wrath it occurred  bo him that it was very nearly eight  o'clock. He thought of pinning the flower to his coat, but no; tho stalk would  look hopelessly vulgar. lie thought of  ripping open the hole with aL pair of  scissors; but there happened to be no  scissors on tho table.   He thought of   gentlemen came into the room,  Old Lord Cheffington was shuffling toward Lady Ryde, when Mr. Minety, hurrying forwaiTd/shot in front of him.and  sat himself down,,by her side.  "How cam I thank you!" he said, in ��  low voice.  "You are pleased?" she answered, smiling very prettily.  "It is the happiest moment of my life."  "You must come again."  "And till I eome again," he made answer, very tenderly, "I shall look at it  ���very day."  That beat her.  "Even if it fade���" ho said.  "Oh, but it mustn't fade," she put in,  thinking how freely a painter con talk  about his work.  "Time is so cruel," he said  sadly; "it  'spares not even the gift3 of beauty."  "I always think,"   said   Lady   Ryde,  thoughtfully,  "that  gifts  properly   employed never really decay.   I hope, Mr.  Minety, that you will never negleot your  gift."  'Tt Is my one thought."  "Ah! that is good to hear."      '  "Could one possibly neglect suoh a gift?"  oried Valentine, a little huskily.   "The  Very thought of negleot in such a relation ia blasphemy."  Lady Ryde looked at him doubtfully.  "It may lose its freshness," went on  Valentine, "the joy of its youth may depart, the scent that hangs about it, may  take to itself wings, but the message of  it, tlie meaning of  it,  the gieat  and  glorious object for which it was created  ���that will remain till thc end."  Lady Ryde put her handkeichief to hei  lips.  "I felt, when I first discovered it," said  Valentine, "that it was too sucred to be  exhibited for all the woild to see. I  wouldn't wear it as a fool wears his  heart, for daws to peck at. It was foi  my eyes, for my eyes alone; and so 1  hid it from eveiybody���next to my heart-  It should be sacrosanct for ever!"  For the last few minutes Lady Ryde  had concluded that the ccllais of Ryde  Castle were responsible for this exhibition of intolerable egoism; but with tht-  next remark of Mr. Minety she concluded  Lhn t he was a raving madman.  "I have already idealized it and given  it a body," he said, speaking in a low  voice. "It is clothed with sweet flesh,  it looks at me with eloquent eyei, and it  throbs with a heart of our emotion. Every night I shall kiss it, kiss those lips  of the imagination; every morning "1  sliall kiss it, kiss that proud and lofts  brow;'and through the long day I shall1  say ever to myself, 'She is with me, slit  sees and understands, she rejoices witl  me, she ia sad with me.' To the rest oi  the world it may be a thing despicable,  withered leaves, a faded flower���but to  me, for ever and ever it shall be a living  breathing embodiment of all that is fairest on the earth."  "And do you design your own frames?"  asked Lady Ryde, a little coldly.  Mr. Minety etarted, almost angrily.  Ah! but it was explained. Lord Ryde  waa standing a few feet away, glancing  over hia shoulder in their diicotion. How  cleverly this pretty lady had diverted  suspicion! But while Mr. Minety was  secretly applauding the" tact of the beau  tiful lady who had come under the heel  of hi3 fascinations, old Lord Chcflington  ���who had known Lady Itydo ever since  *ho was a baby���shuffled over toward  the settee, held out his two old wrinkled  hands, and when she had placed hcis  thorp, witlh_ a Jittle glad  ciy, lie pulled  Then he ran    the bell. ��  He made a lomontic figurer standing  there in tthe little bedroom with the  itately candles flinging strange shadows  in his flushediand agitated'face. In his  lands he held the paper���folded now and  In an envelope���that confessed his hopeless passion. He twiddied'the little pack-  it nervously in his fingers, and stood  there with close-shut lips, his heaxt beating noisily behind the shimmering front  of his new shirt.  There was a knock at the door.   "Enter!" said Valentine, - slipping the love  ones into tlie tail pocket of his coat.       <  A surprised footman opened the door.  ,"Come in  and  close  the  door,"  said  Valentine, gravely. ,    <  1 The servant obeyed nervously.  "Can you keep a secret?" asked tho  painter, suddenly. "' '     ��� ,  The man grinned. .    "'      '      .  "I want you to do me a' great service,  * very great service; but it must be kept  Jecret as the grave." A        '        f  The fellow shifted his feet and stood  gaping- ��� ,  - "I want you to tell me," said Valentine, approaching a step nearer, "where  Lady Ryde's private rooms are."  , The man backed.  "Gan you do that for me?"  'Td rather you asked her ladyship, "sir,  ��r the butler," announced the man.  "Don't be a fool; I'll pay you for it,"  ��aid Valentine.  He produced a sovereign he could ill  ifford.  "I don^t know that I ought to tell  fou," objected the servant, wavering.  "I seek to do Lady Ryde no injury,"  said��the "painter, proudly.   "I swear to  you that is the truth.   It is a social matter, pure and simple." ��  He held out > the sovereign.  "It's���it's the eiwTdoor on tho right-  hand side of the main corridor," said the  man, taking the money.  _ "And now you can go," replied Valentine, in a tone of deep tragedy.  His plain was to wait until tha ladies  had withdrawn and then, slipping away  from the men, to find his way to Lady  Ryde's room and shoot his precious envelope under the door. He would, then,  linger about tlie corridor hoping for an  answer.  In this mood he descended to the draw  Jngnroom.  But the ladies sat on and on, and so impatient was the ardor of Mr. Minety  that once more he crept away from the  company and climbed the stairs to the  apper floor. Instead, however, of turning  to the right, in which diiection his bedroom lay, our gallant stole stealthily to  the left and entered the main corridor.  But the footman, feaiful of having  done a mischief���although, as you shall  learn, ho had guarded his mistress from  Murderous attack���had hinted to Mr.  Rolls, tlio butler, that one of tho professional chaps he wnis looking after  struck him aa being moio in tho bur-  flary lino than anything else. "Such  questions as he asked me:" stud the foot-  mam "Why, you'd (liinlr ]\o was goinc;  ;o nick every jewel in her ladyship's  room, you would." So it came to pasr  that when Valentino enteied the main  con idol he found it occupied by a couple  of maid-servants.  With admiiablc >wiiig froid Mr. Minety  began a calm but slightly contemptuous  examination of the pictures on tlie wall.  With thc two servants watching him  (one had aheady rung a bell) he would  half olpse his eyes and study a picture  with his head on one side, or perhaps approach the canvas veiy closely and search  for the name of the painter. He had  "one some ten yards down the corridor  in this fashion when Mr. Rolls, the butler, arrived upon the scene.  "Examining  the    pictures, sir?"  said  Rolls, in a knowing way.  "I aim," said Valentine.  "There's  some   remarkably   fine   pictures in the castle, sir," said the butler.  "Some are very good," replied Valentine, distantly.  "Perhaps you'd like me to point out  the best ones to you. It wants a guide,  this main corridor."  "Thank you, I am only passing along,"  replied Valentine. "1 do not require a  guide." x   *  Rolls paused for a minute. Then, he  added, in a very meaning fashion, "Your  bedroom, sir,  is in  the  opposite  wing.  xou know lhat, I suppose." <   - -  "Quite well," announced Valentine, and  continued his walk.    ���  Rolls left him and descended the stairs.  The two servants remained.     t  When convinced th'at he should never '<  get privacy in that corridor Valentine- ,  turned his back ,upon the pictures and  returned to the drawing room, revolving  in his mind how he could lay, his poetical^ .  Mowers'at tlie feet of Lady -Ryde., 'On"  entering the iroom he was, carried off by, ���  >Loid Ryde to' examine m   portfolio  of  prints in another apartment,"'and when  ihe examination was over he discovered  che ladies had retired for the'night.    * .-  In his bedroom, clothed in new pjt-  ,amas, Valent j waited till perfect silence settled over the,castle. Then, putting on the frock coat, which the poor  icllow had worn down from London (he.  had brought no dressing-gown), and wit4i ,  the love lines in his hand, he noiselessly,  opened th�� door and crept quietly into  the corridor.   Not a sound anywhere.  He passed swiftly to the'main corridor, C "  and with   stealthy   footsteps   made  hia  way to the end door on the right-hand  side. '  '  Through  the keyhole he saw a light  burning. Uis heart pumped in his bosom.  Ho knelt softly, placed hia open envel-' "  ope under the.dooi, and then pushed it  gently into the room. , *���  Then he stood up, very white.^ <-  A  slight noise  leached  his  ears,  the  sound ol slippeied feet near the door.  A knot tied itself in his throat;  for'  thc life of him he could not bieaithe.   '  Then, lest she might think he hod beat- *  en a retreat, the lover fin frock coat and*<  pajamas jerked out a little cough. *-/ -'  He heard a soft whisper at the'door,  but could, catch no words. A  -<���   A  He coughed again. ( ���>   '-  Then   the  handle'  turned  slowQy> but,  surely; tho door giew gradually into tibe X  room.  ' '    ' ' '  . AJtat'red faee, crowned with'a brist-';  ling array of metallic curling pins, stole ,  'stealthily .to the opening and cocked a  bibulous black eye into the corridor.      ���<  "Is that you,'Mir. Rolls?" said a voice.   V  *Ah! such a voice! '      X \  Valentine could not speak.  "Mr. Rolls, is that you?',' repeated th�� _  voice.   '"Is that you, Mr. Rolls?"       *. - .j"  Valentine turned and bolted. t      j  ��� *M        * *    v   �� *i .  Breakfast, a�� a rule, is a silent or at �� i  least  a  quiet   meal, but   breakfast   at'  ���  Ryde'Castle'on  the following morning,    ,  was almost   uproarious   in'iits' gayoty.     <  Lord Ryde, coming down a little late,I  with his honest red face  flaming with *_ "  aughlter, his eyes dancing with meoniv I   -,  .ment, begged for, complete'silence that  he might read to the oompomy, a love-   -  letter which dear(old Mrs. Briggs, Ui��'.-  housekeeper, had received In a myateri-  *vv- f-**ljirtT�� J,��rvtf it'^n. .riT'-l-t        *^-*  *l,f-  .tending" at the open'windows, bubbling; \  with laughter, he read aloud poor,V��l*tt-j">  Jine'B address to Lady Ryde. v |  Wlien the last ringing laugh tee hod*,  ���ippled away���and you eoai fancy howj  ���hey laughed at Mrs. Briggs's "guessed-at1  lose!"���'the question of authorship was}  Mscussed, and it -was agreed that some!  poung footman must be laying siege to' , ,  the heart and savings of the housekeep-l   ,  ir.    In  this manner, amid much good1  (tumor, the subject was dismissed, and)  the guests strolled out into the gardens..   <  Poor  Valentine  dragged behind,  silent,   -  Mid white.  "By the way, Mr. Minety," said Ladyij - >  Ryde, seeking to be pleasant, "this poetsU  nd footman  and  hia1 rose .remind  am'i  tgain that you did not wear your button^  tola  last   night. ^You   were  my   only)'  fuest without a'flower in hia ooatl"  He gaped into her'eyes.  "I'm afraid your artistic sense must  tiave quarreled with the colors.   What  were they?   Did they clash very vilely!  I will tell the gardener next time you  pay us a visit to choose something >very  simple and severe for you.   You shall  wear a white rose.    That will not offend, will it?"  And then as she gave him her hand  In fore well: ."There is no need for me to >  warn you against neglect of your great  ?ift. You reverence your art, don't yoh?  I remember how enthusiastic you weie  Bast night."  * ��� ��� ��� �� ��� '  Mr. Minety adopted a different style  t>f handwriting when he wrote his name  In the Visitors' Book, and he did not tip  ;he, footman who had valeted him.���  'Town Topics."  \�� Shouting Isn't Proving  In the matter of the so-called Catarrh  Cures: Others prato and promise; we perform and prove.  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder  Is a powder put In the nostril, not in tho  mouth. Itisinot a rpmedy but the cure,  and the healing: effect is felt at once. The  breath willjcome freely, filling the system  ���with a now vigor. Colds and Catarrh are  relieved, and headache fully cured in ten  minutes.  Catarrh  of twenty  years'  standing  cured in a few days.  Hon George Taylor, tlie well known  politician, of Scranton, Pa., ���write'!:  Effect of Dr. AONEW'S CATARRHAL POWDER  can truly say was marital 1- irst application cleared my head instantly. I used it  according; to directions, and I have irot  had the slightest symptoms since "  Dr.  AGNEW'S  LIVER  PILLS  make even a high liver a Ions liver.  For  dullness  of tho  skin,  eruptions,  lanjfuor   and bowel  irregularities,  every pill is as good as a physi-,  cian, although   Vr.iSy cost only ^  fo- * j   .   -  ..-'  H  -A'  V  AA  ^J*  -��-  '<  C" If 1  ���\  " i  j  L,43t^  ten cents for forty dotes lb. ATUN     P.: C,    SATURDAY,    AUGUST    S,       190  i/u0-  M  I-  ���i  .1  ��     .  PsCKL:]) UP HERE AND THERE.  Cluiieli ol Kn^l.uitl  St. Aim I id's Gliiii'cli, cor. Tillrd nnd Tr.-iiii-  .nrslivnls. .SiiikIiiv scrvuoi, Jlttlins !il II n.  m., Kvi'iisonu T'llll p. 111. Cfloliint 1011 of Holy  Coiiiiniiiikjii, 1st Suniiu.v in I'lieii niontli und  on Special (ir-piisions. Suixliii .School, Sundae at, '.'. p. in. Commitloo .MpoHiibs, 1st'  'J'hin'siliiy 111 <��� iclvmonth.  '   |{|i\.!'   I,. MpuIipiisoii, !{(iutui'.  St. .Indiow", I'lptlivlr-i iuu (J'iiiu'Ii hold  \om i'ji; in 1 lie Climcli on .seunud Streot.  'Mui'iii'v wiik" ,.t II fvi��iiin>r mm woe 7:!10  -iimflii.v School 1 ' Hii' . lose ill llii! inoiiiin,,-  sorilro. lit-,. '.'1. " iii'l.iiiftnii, AlinisI'M*. I'-ce  i-tuxlne^ Unt.,11], to .\��i(,h ,i!l are u (.Iconic  Bicycles foi ienl���Aeyele repairing���Pilituau & Co.  Finest, stock in Aliin:���17 Ions  of all kinds of Oroceiies jusl arrived atN. C. Wheeling &. Co.'s.  Large shipment of Alarm, Mantle, Kitchen and Office Clocks just  arrived al Jules'Kggerl's.  Mr. S. H. Graves, President of  the W. P. &Y. R., Mr. Close; of  Close: "Bros, 5: Co., Loudon,' Mr.  , Kikcwich, Mr. DcWittc and Mr.  Schai.schmidt anived here last  Snndu}' and left again on ?\louday's  boat. '     '  WANTED.-���For Discovery Public School, Lad)- teacher, apply lo  H. F,. Brown, Secretary of School  Trustees.  , Just received a new line ofdiy  goods aud grocciics alPillnian's.  , The official badge of the Pioviu-  cial Mining Association can be  seen al the "claim opimck", the  badges can be mailed from' Vancouver to members 'of the Associa-  , -��� l  tion; price$iLoo each.  ,    (McDonald's   Grocery    makes a  specialty of fresh eggs   aud butter.  Mr. J. St.' CUir'Blackett left for  Taku on a prospecting* trip last  Mondaj-; we think he is "on lo a  good thing."  Fishing Tackle of all kinds at  C. R. Bourne's.  The Balmoral Hotel, of which  'Messrs. Anderson and Sabin arc  proprietors, is all newly finished  aud is probably the most comfortable and best equipped hotel in  Discover)'. 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 cveiy  evening. ��� Office at Palmer's, opposite Nugget Hall.  The B. C. Power & Mauf. Co.  have finished work on their build-  ing and will be able lo open up  thc Steam Laundry some time  next week. A visit to the Laundry wi!! convince any one of its up  to (Lite equipment. Charges will  be moderate.  You will find a new liueofbtalioii-  ary and confeclioi.ary at Pillman's.  K. O. Tenant, formerly of this  cily, is in the hotel business, al  North Yakima, Wash.  Jh'ing your cash to Joe Palmer's  store, iu Discovery ��� Hats, shoes,  shirts, etc., etc., can be had there  at any price; above, below or at  cost, just as you wish.  Fresh fruits and vegetables received on every boat al Pilhnan &  Go's.  Tlie Pine Power Co. cleaned up  ��4000, out of'the Sabin Pit, for 10  days run.  Large assortment of all kinds  'of Boots and Shoes jusl arrived al  N. C. Wheeling & Co.s'  Dr. Runnals, well known here,  is hunting for a quartz ledge near  White Pass, where he picked up a  specimen of 'quartz. Perhaps it  was tin own out of the train by  some of olu  Atlin miners.  Fresh Lowney's Chocolates al  C. R. Bourne'?.  r        1  The Exclusion on the Scotia,  which was unavoidedly postponed,  will take place next Sunday 16th.  August, starting al , 9 a. iu., reluming 6'p. m. < Bring your luncheon.  i     '  Mis. Mackintosh aud Miss Dicki-  son have opened au ,lcc Cicam  Parlor and Lunch' Room in con-  uectinifwilh their Bakeiy at Pill-  man's old store on First Street,  which they have purchased. I hey  respectfully,'solicit ,a share of the  public pationage..  NOTICE.  TtTOTlCb1 is hereby Riven that HO days after  duto vie intend   to   npplv  to  tlio Chief  Commissioner of Lmuls'nml WoiIts for a 21   ....  i..~ .. ..r^i,A r^.iirt,,.,-.... .i,.^,...;i.r.,i   To.wi  uommissioner 01 i..;iuus mm wanes ioi- u ��j  years Iim-iO of'ihe following described land,  tor resort oir iiiirposes, situated at the head  ol JJldorado Creek, in the Atlin District:  CniiinionciiiK at a post marked Noith-cast  corner, thence South liasterlj to post No, 2;  thenco fcouth "Westerly across lildorado  Crook to Post Xo. 13; thence Xoi tli' Wost-  crlj to jiosti No. I; thence North Easterly  to point ot commencement, containing by  actual survey 12.12 acres. ,  I>ateil at Atliii.H.C this 7th day of July 1003.  The Atlin Alining Co. Limited.  /"The Rise and Fall. _ ,  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded   for'Ihe week ending  26th inst, are as follows :  Aug    1 -45 76  ,'2 ... 41 7S  .  3  . 4 .  .  5  ,6  > 7  39  77  44  79  43    *  7S  43  76  42  59  TRY  FOR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS & OILS  Atlin cl" Discovery.  Go P. Ro Co  -ALASKA .ROUTE   SAILINGS���  The following Sailings are announced for tiic month of June,  leaving Skagway al 6 p.m., or on  arrival of thc train :  ckss May  Amur  uly 21  July 27  ..    3'  Aug.   5  Aug. io  ,��     15  ,,       21  ..     25  .>    30  Sept.   4  For  further  information,   apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.   I  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.  'ES��>.LUMSDEN<  m  1 wL-^Uv l;52ii�� ^Is) Eli���  ��  Clothing,  Dry    Goods,   Groceries,   Boots,  Shoes, Miners' Hardware, Drugs, Etc. >  Furs hough't at highest 8��$&5*ket' Prices  TXTE   give special attention to Mail and Telegraphic Orders.  AGENTS   FOR ' '-..���'  Standard Oil Co.  , .     Rose of Ellensbury Butter.  The Cudahy Packing Co-        .. X  Chase & .Sanborn's 1 Coffee.    '  Groceries, Fruit & Vegetables���^Crockery,  holesale &  >$$-Hippi  Skagway,  Alaska.  THE   ���IMSM   'MEAT   BUS ARRET  m mm  First Street,   Atlin.  I KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST. MARKET PRICES.  Wholesale   s&nsS Reissii  t��T* C0*r  ^a>ei!  \9  DIXC5S'   BROTHERS,   Proprietors   ^ :�����^4   Pool   &   Billiards,   Free.       ,.  Freighting and Teaming.     ��� ^ .     Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  LOUIS   SGHULZ/  Wholesale    and    Retail    Butcher  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   C.  .0  TAKU   B.   C.    o   CIIOICKST WINKS LIQUORS & CIGARS.  FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   FISHING   &.   SHOOTING.  R.   Gi   Asliton,   Proprietor.  Prices for the Season 1903.  Hough, up lo 8 inches, $35.  do       do     10      ,,        40.  do       do     12      ,,        45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feel.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE BEST OF GOODS  i  4  * f  1  #  m  W\  7$  4  '4  Sana.  Johnstone,   Press.  ���MwmwiM tt/ y1 "


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