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 ita jtsawir gfrurr+Az^taiars  t*rp1S*^^Z^f~<*aa&**'6w*t*ts~���' ����������" ��� *���>���.����  IfUHf^wMtfWml^MUttHvrMCMtMlM  n������a/Uiui^ctiMju����j  ���rri'inr i - if>*r i * nr  cry ���"��� *!*", "��--^r,"  .1rYT^.v .'-T^ ft f .�����g��*.Ttl!KJgJ-JiaJL  /^7 TT'  1 *i  in  r/  l  VOL.   9.  ATLIN,   B. C.,' .SATURDAY, ��� AUGUST    29,    1903.  NO. 215.  ROBBED.  The Atlin' Mining Co's Flume  Robbed-of $10,000  Robbers Cut, off Water Supply to  Power' House, Putting Out  Electric Lights, and cleaned  .Up the Thr��e, Front Boxes before Lights' were Turned on.  The Atlin Mining Co. was visited  by thieves lastv Sunday night  about 11 p. m. Mr. J Fetherston-  haugh, who was in charge of the  dynamos at that ' time, 1 .was surprised to" find the water supply  suddenly shut off, he immediately  went to the gate,- about i}4 miles  up the creek and 'found it shut.  He opened it, ruturnlng to Power  House turned on the lights, not  dreaming that anything was wrong.  Early next morning a startling  discovery was made. /.The side of  the flume, about three boxes from  the'mouth, had'been sawn out  about a foot ,wide and the riffles in  . the front boxes removed, enabling  the  robbers   to' wash   the. gravel,  ,sand and gold into a ^sack held at  the openingin the sideof Jthe flume.  The sudden turning'onofthe lights  evidently seated the' robbers as  they left over $2000,worth of gold  on the ground -which had washed  through the' opening, they also  left'all their tools,'crowbars and  shovels, a strap (with a name on it),  an empty whisky bottle and some  ore sacks. It is estimated that" the  robbers got at least $8000, and so  far no trace of the- men  has' been  ' found "although "several suspects  are being closely watched by the  local police.  Mr. Fetherstonhaugh has offered  a reward of $250 for any information which will lead to the arrest  and conviction of the robbers.  ANOTHER ROBBERY.  Watchman   on   London   Pit  Held Up by Masked Men.  The Pine Power Co. also visited by  Robbers who However Failed  to Secure Much Gold, Only  Disturbing Two Riffles.  About the same time as the  robbery on McKee Creek! the  Pine Power Co'3 London Pit was  thescene of a hold up and attempted  robbery.  The company was busy Sunday  sweeping down bedrock and getting ready for the clean-up, and  that night the manager, Mr.  Loveridge put his son Will, (a lad  of 18 years), to  watch  the boxes.  About the time Will went on duty,,  the men in the upper pit '(Harrigan  Pit) were 'leaving for supper; he  heard some one whistle on' the  bank of the  London   Pit  and  ans-  1 1 r  wered, thinking it was one of the  company's men. A big husky  man then walked into the pit right  up to Will and grabbing both his  arms called'to his three pattners  who" then came up. They searched  young Loveridge, took his revolver,  removed the cartridges' and handed  it back to him telling' him to get  out or^they would fill him full- of  lead. He ran up town and raised  an alarm but it was fully half an  hour before a posse of citizens and  constable Heal got back to the pit,  Mr. Loveridge senior "getting there  first.' The men had left, evidently  having been scared, as only two,  riffles were disturbed. ,    ,  It is not thought that they "got  much gold. The men were masked and evidently belong to the  same gang as operated on McKee.  QUARTZ   DEVELOPMENTS.  , ���>���    . L_    ,,   /  Unexcelled   Opportunities for  '   tbe'Investment of Capital. ���  Necessity of Concerted -Action by  Quartz. Miners, to ' Show- that  - Atlin's Mineral Deposits Are Not  .- to be Overlooked.- ,  ��� -   "  - The success, which has attended  the. exploration .of capital in the  alluvial gold diggings of the Atlin  District., must be hailed with delight'by those men who have been  instrumental in inducing capital to  come here, as well as a source of  gratification and -encouragement to'  those who have chosen Atlin lor  their investment. .  There is still ample scope for  more, and larger expenditures of  capital throughout the district,  either for hydraulicing or dredging  propositions, while there is also  another field open but which so  far-seems to have been overlooked  by the investor. 'As in all placer  districts the development of quartz  properties ^usually receives but  scant attention whilst the placers  are yielding good results.^ Now  that the' placer grounds of '99 are  gradually becoming worked out it  is to be expected that the development of quartz ledges throughout  the district will receive greater  recognition than formerly.  There is much satisfaction to be  gleaned from the fact that, wherever development work has been  done upon the mineral claims in  the different parts of the district,  the results have been eminently  satisfactory. It is hardly to  be expected that all claims would  be as phenomenally rich as the  "Rbckof Ages'^and the "Yellow  Jacket" proved when first opened  up by capital, .but today there is  sufficient inducement for capital to  take hold of Atlin quartz propositions   and    by  consistant   and  persistant development make mines  of them. ' , '    .   >  In a recent inteiview with a  mining expert who was on a visit  of investigation of the quartz  possibilities of Atlir., the writer  was ii)formed that though several  of the properties he visited- were  "peculiar" in their local formations,  yet- the general characteristics of  the quaitz belts"1 were such that be  felt assured those belts'would prove  of gieat value, and -when,the  problem' of transportation 'was  solved he had little doubt thatdhe  Atlin district' would have a name  iii the mining world equal'to the  great district of Colorado.  Development work by individual  miners has been mostly confined to  "Assessme.it" work, and from  the fact that no mining district (in  B. C. has had fewer re-locations of  quartz claims than Atlin, the best  argument is shown, that the claims  are worth holding as the law re-  quires'that they should; be.  , For the welfare of the district it  is,to be'regretted that but a very  limited "amount of capital has  found its way into Atlin for quartz  development and'it behoves holders of mineral claims to. make a  concerted"-effort *to dhow*'to .the  mining worldithat this district. has  mineral areas not to be despised.  FROM AN OCCASIONAL  CORRESPONDENT.  Sad Accident.  Whilst running the edger at the  Northern Lumber Co's mill, Mr.  W. J. Moffitt' met with a bad  accident losing four fingers on his  left hand. Mr. Moffitt is at the  Atlin Hospital and is progressing  favorably.  The American Cup.  New York.���American Cup defender Reliance won first race on  Aug. 22nd by 9 minutes. Time  was: Reliance, 3.17.45. Shamrock  in, 3. 26.-40.  Reliance also won second heat  on Aug 25 by imi9. The Shamrock in got away 19 seconds late  at the start.  The race on   the  clared off,    yachts  within  time   limit,  in the lead.   ��  27th. was de-  not finishiugj  Reliance was  Lord Salisbury   Dead.  London.���Lord Salisbury died,  after a short illness, in London on  the 22 nd.  Lord Salisbury was a- conservative and was since 1881 leader of  his party. He held office as prime  minister through four administrations. All England mourns the  loss of the great statesman.  Train- Wrecked.  . Centralia, Wash.���Fatal witck  occuredon the Northern Pacific on  the 2?nd. The Elks exclusion  train was wrecked near Chealis.  Three men were killed outright  and over 'one hundred) injnied,  mostly residents of Portland.  The Alaskan Boundary.  London,���The 'first" meeting of  the boundary commission convenes  here, Sept.-. 3.' ( I^odge and Turner  have arrived at Paiis" enroute to  the place of meeting.:  New Bridge in Place.  The big steel bridge which is  being put in on the W. P.*&Y.  near Glacier is in place, and the  old bridge and false work will be"  tern out and the new structure put  in commission.  McKee Creek Robbery.  Six men'  were/"arrested at Dis  covery " on v- Thursday;'1 evening," on  suspicion^of being concerned in the  robbery of the' Atlin .Mining,, Co's  sluices. '   V  They'were brought before Judge  Woods on Friday morning and re-'  manded for eight days.        .     ,  County. Court.  Morrison v The Western Engineering and Construction Co. The  Plaintiff was engaged in Vancouver  as a carpenter to work on a dredge  in Atlin. The contract contained  a provision that the Company  should .pay transportation from  Vancouver to Atlin and return and  four days- time on the way out.  The Company dismissed Morrison  on August 18th. and refused to  pay his transportation or time out,  claiming that he had forfeited this  by misconduct, and - Ihat in any  case under another clause of the  contract they were entitled to dismiss arbitrarily. The Court held  that the Plaintiff was entitled to his  wages up the evening of the day  of his dismissal and to his expenses  out and four days time and gave  judgment accordingly against the  Company for $116,65 and costs.  Mr. D. Taylor appeared for the  Plaintiff. Mr. A. E. Garrett for  the Company.  Horrible Story' of Suffering.  ., Many parties are starving in the  Tanana, one party lived 17 daj'S  on huckleberries. Capt. Richards  wired his department for authority  to send relief, without which many  will die of starvation,  i:  1   >  '        (  ^  KM  m  Titfi*i nu 3-iMjfwiBWfrrwgiw  "wtTn.mtaasJC* \'%  <&  rt  il  ,t<  h w  liaiuiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiBiiiiaiisiBiuigiigiM  ITIREE PICTUBES       I  |      OF JESUS CHRIST. |  5 Rev. H. P. Nichols,   Holy Trin   5  ' 5        ity Church, Harlem, New        S  S _   York City. , ��  SiiimiiiiiiniiiMiiiiiiiiiKiiiiiiiiiiiiiiJi  And Jesus Increased In "wisdom and sta-  Cure  and  in   favor -with  God  and  man.  ,*-Luko��� il., 62.  Tlie Scripture is almost wholly silent on the early life of Jesus Christ  She circumstances of llis birth arc  ��iven with some detail���the visit of the  shepherds and the wise men, the presentation in the Temple, the massacre  ���of .the innocents and the flight into  Egypt. Then lor twelve yeaia silence,  and we sec the matin cd boy going up  to tho great fcabt of 11 is people. 'J. hen  again silence for eighteen yc.irs more,  a silence illuminated by only two allusions found in the biography of His  three yaws' ministry���"Is not this the  carpenter's son?" "f& His custom  ,was, He went into the synagogue on  tho .Sabbath day." Jesus Clirist died  a young man, and thirty* years of His  youth'are unwritten, save one week at  the age of twelve and two, retrospect-'  4ve incidental hints.  so tie reveais God to his fellows and  leads them with him into God's presence. , , ' "  f Such are some suggestions of these  unrecorded thirty years���the divinity ol  home, of labor and of wot shin.  One fact stands out in clearest light .  ttoe hope of the world is in its youth.  The lives that are to lift the world to  God are the lives that with Jesus have  begun and grown on in wisdom and  stature and favor, grown on to be  more and more divine.   If we have be-  '' gun late to put on Jesus, let as learn  even now the lesson and bring others  , to begin early the divine wav.  For Poultry-Keepers.  , Poultry and Small Fruit.  Keeping of poultry combined ,with  :are of small fruit makes the land  doubly useful and the profit more than  double, as each crop assists in the protection of the other, while the waste  enriches the soil, and, if well stirred,  rotation of, crops and health'of fowls  ire better than if either is pursued  alone.  With the exception of strawberries  and grapes, fowls enjoy the shade of  die vines, without injury to the crop,  ind will do much good in picking up  There are three pictures suggested" :he fallen fruit, and thereby destroy-  to us in these unrecorded years:��� | ;ng the wormi,which does much to-  Jesus in His home; Jesus" at worship; ward 'reventin the scourge of Hiese  Jesus at the carpenter s bench. I Insects during another   season.      The  Jesus hi His home. That home was ,had t ig yery essentiai to fowi3  Nazareth, a quiet town isolated ��� during the hot summer days, and while  among the hills. Mary, the mother, lney ,scratch and wallow under the  ���weetest ' type ��� of womanhood,    kept , (jUSn tne WOrking of the soil keeps the  'ji ' aloof from its roughness," guiding hei I moisture in the ground and improves  f " household, cherishing the sweet mys-1 the crop. If the little chicks are free  !*ery of her boy's birth., Joseph, gen-1 to run in the garden as well,_f eir food  tie, quiet, fatherly, protected and cared will consist of worms and i sects in-  for the little home. And'Jesus, grow- i jurious to the plants ; in th'o little dif-  ing in height to manly vigor, "growing , ference the amount of iood saved in  in wisdom'of mind and heart, growing' feeding them will be many dollars dur-  Jesu'i  ing the year. Many breeders seem  afiaid to let their poultry have access  to the garden and berry field, while I  have always found their presence a  benefit to the crop. My flock is  healthy, free from lice and disease, always laying, and go about with a lively cackle, seemingly glad that they are  so ; and I reap a profit from them just  because I give them nature's way as  far as possible in chickendom.  To conclude, I think $20 worth of  fruit, and $20 worth of eggs and poultry can be raised on a single village  lot each year.���Michigan Poultry  Breeder.  '���J  !'  m  m -  ��  it r  .in favor���th��* 'ove of God, the love ot  ' 'the children in the marketplace, the  love of beasts and birds and flowers  on the steep slopes of the village.  Jesus at worship. Every Stfbbath He  with his household attended the plain  little synagogue. At the proper age  He went up to Jerusalem for the  greater worship, a narrative preserved  ior us in striking detail by St. Luke's  '.graphic pen.    In His  Father's temple  '.seems to have come   to Him the first  Ideep breath of the divine tragedy and  (triumph in which He was to be hero  ,and conqueror.  jesu's at the carpenter's bench.    His  -townsmen <���cried   in -contempt, Great Demand jor   Chickens,  __ not this    the carpenter?"   ,Their       Tne present t;me ;s  most favorable  ��wff is His glory; the carpenter, is the production,,fattening and mar-  world's  Saviour.    A  pious   Bishop ��n *; '     , . .  - the Middle Ages prayed often to God keting of farm chickens. There has  that it might be manifested to him been such a substantial increase in :hc  what Jesus  did  in   His youth.    Then   consumption  of  chickens    and    eggs  the Bishop had a dream.    He saw a   within, the last few years that'it is not  carpenter working at his trade, and a iM    t0 rear a greatcr number of  S a.'sssairs&se s*-* -*. ***. w- *  green, who called them to their meal sold with profit. Last year there were  and set porridge before them. And ' not sufficient chickens sold in Canada  the Bishop stood looking from be: to supply the home markets. As a retold the door. Then the little boy I sult of the sjlortage the trade with  said: "Shall not the man also eat Great Britain was lessened. This is  -WiJh^S?,^Th^lgSPredkeSfrndesi^fo^unate on account of the great  1tU$���� Int^Zir* IanC,CS I demand for Canadian chickens in Great  Three unrecorded lessons are stig- Britain and the good prices that are  gested to us  from these thirty years   pai<L  of the maturing life of Jesus, the son       The ch;ef 0f t^e po'ultry division, Mr.  of God���the lessons   most   ennobling; p   q .Hare, states that numerous let-  ��or human living. '        * "     . . received from produce  The family  is  divine.    The Son  of   g^c��^;^oultcrers and commission  God  for thirty years  was  a child   a   merrhants' ^ho desire to iearn in what  dutiful son, a brother, a member of the   locahties   chickens   can   be, bought  m  . Siome.    Home comes to be the dear-   great     numbers    and    at    reasonable  .est word of human life; home comes    priceS-    From several Canadian cities,  to mean heaven.   The hardest place to   and especially from Montreal, produce  be good is in the family; there is no es-   firms have asked to be informed where  cape from the family table; there seems   market chickens suitable tor shipping  ��� nothing big or noble in family right-   to Great Britain could be obtained in  eousness.    Jesus proved family life to   the  greatest numbers.      British poul-  l>e the best school for ripening divinity,    terers and commission merchants have  Nothing is more true in theology than   repeatedly asked for the same lnforma-  ihat in these family years Jesus was    tion.    The letter of a well-established  ' saving    the    world,    .even  by    living   produce house in    London,    England,  ���through these closest relations of life   was received last week. This firm wisn-  an'd making them beautiful.    Then it   ed   to  was the great work of the second  Adam was done, rather than in one  ���transcendent moment' on the cross;  then it was that by one man's obedience many were made righteous; then  it was God came among men in the  gracious, cheerful, dutiful life this one  boy lived on to His manhood. We may  not follow Jesus  in all  His ministra   w���    'start an   undertaking  for  the  purpose of importing Canadian poultry  to Great Britain." They desired information as to the probable success  of such a project and the possibility  of obtaining poultry (especially fowls)  in large quantities, and the best districts for the collection of them. Last  fall a firm in Cape Colony wished a  poultry trade developed with that colony.    One shipment of Canadian chic  tions, as   He  teaches    and  heals  and   jjens was made to Cape Colony, which  puffers a martyr's death; we may share   arrived in a satisfactory condition and  pleased the trade. A New York firm  wrote that they desired to* import  Canadian chickens and were recommended by the department to a firm  in the Maritime Provinces, from whom  they purchased chickens and were impressed favorably by  them.  The above and similar requests are  difficult of solution even by one in  touch with the Canadian produce firms  and packing houses that are' buying  and marketing chickens. The majority of our established firms are equipped with a complete plant for marketing in Canada or Great Britain several  times more chickens than they can buy.  fhe yet more effectual means of recovering God's children to their Heavenly Father by self-forgetful, self-sacrificing home living.  Labor is divine. The Son of God was  an industrious carpenter. Every man  needs to have something to do. It  not only makes him safe for this life;  it is a divinely-appointed means for  making him sa - for the life to come.  Character is pet 'acted, the divine possibility discovered, only by labor. Labor  saves the man and saves the world.  In Holman Hunt's noble picture, we  see Jesus,   the    carpenter,    sawing  a  board at the bench; the sun as it xheir profits are diminished through  streams in from behind is caught by scarcity of chickens. Nevertheless mer-  ftlis figure at its toil, and there is cast chants in Great Britain, Cape Colony,  on the workroom floor the shadow of the United States, and even in Aus-  himself on His cross. As we do our tralia, are looking to a supply of Can-  day's work we are bearing the world's adian chickens to satisfy their growing  burdens, ari helping to save the world trade.  unto the  Divine  Carpenter. The problem of supplying this won-  Worship    is divine.    Every Sabbath ,erfuily   increased   demand   for     chic  IF  f  I  the Son of God was in the home synagogue. Every grer.t feast He went  with His fellow-worshippers, if possible,  to the Temple. 'He who had no sins  to confess, He who might well plead  the privilege of privacy, and quiet, did  not fail to unite with his neighbors in  public worship.    No    one is too good,  kens can be solved by the farmers  alone. Instead of the farmer rearing  fifty or a hundred chickens that receive  little attention or feed, he should rear  from 200 to 1,000 chickens annually.  These shouldbe of a utility type, such  is can be found in the popular breeds,  Plymouth Rocks and Wyandotles.  The  chickens should be hatched    and  3hou(d bs placed in fattening ^ciateff  and fatted. Tlie equipment required to-  do this work is not an expensive one������  Voo to $2S0 is the cost of incubators,*  Brooders, houses and fattening crates  for finishing- r,ooo chickens. It is as  necessary' for realizing the greatest  .profits from the poultry 1 usiness as  threshing and mowing machinery is for  general farming. The work connected  with finishing 1,000 chickens with the  proper appliances is no more" than is  necessary for rearing 200 chickens by  the natural means. Poultry fanning is  a business that requires to be dovelop-  ed in the same manner as the butter,  cheese and fruit branches. A substantial profit can be made from the poultry business .when it is carried^ on ,is  an adjunct to farming, and^with the  same careful attention and financing. >  The Dominion Department of Agriculture is endeavoring to increase the  poultry trade of Canada; to encourage'  the growing of th? greatest number of^  high-class chickens, and to assist in the*  marketing of them. A revised' edition  of the bulletin "Profitable Poultry  Farming" has just been issued, and  will be mailed without charge on application to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Dairying, Ottav-i. The  information it contains' is of (treat  value in the poultiy work, and it  should' be in the hands of every interested ootrltn man  in Canada.  Boer Doctor in British Prison.  ��ss=  Should Cultivate the Voice.  ���1* th* rising generation  of American  drla Is .not taught  to use the speaking  volca property  wo' shall  develop   Into ��� a  race      olf     unconscious,      unlntenUonal  Bhrewe.    It some rich woman wished to  bring upon* her head the blessings of'posterity, alio should endow a chair of volca-  development, -which  would not necessarily include1 singing lesaons."   So Bald MIss^  Helen Lord, one of the prima donnas in.  "Tho Runairays," as she s,it at a tabla In,  the centre at a smart*restaurant.    "Lis*-  ten to the penetrating, feminine voices 'all  around us,  shrilling, almost shrieking In  head tones.- Aad I am aure>that not one-  of those women realizes that her"remarks-  are being lreard all over the room.   If sho-  did she would talk less of personal matters.   Ride- on the elevated trains on on"  open surface   cars,  and  your head  will  ache more from the piercing voices of-tha-  women around you than from > the combined din of tram and'Btreet.   Have yom  ever  had s telephone ring in  your ear  because the" woman 1 at" the other end  off"  the wire was" using head tones in talking T   It  is- frightfal.    The true   root  pf  evil Is  thafc the American woman either  cannot or will not use her speaking voice ���  properly.    Hundreds of dollars  to ��� culti'--  vate a singing voice, but not one-cent nor  a jot of hen time to improve, her speaking voice !   Massage and lessons-In physical culture to. develop a plump  throat,  but not  flv*  minutes   a day* to enlarga-  her chest.   And yet a gentle voice is wo--  man's most1 effective- weapon.    If a woman will stand squarely before her glass,  with her sBoulders backMher head high,  while she sJt>wiy inflates and empties her"  lungs,'she -will secure-excellent"chest development.   Then let her give the ��>u��*,  of double O'foo) as the lungs are emptiea,  but in rich, lbw tones,  which she feete-  come   straight   from   the   chest;   or,   as-  one woman-expressed to me,,from .the pit  of her stomach, and she will have' taKen-  the  first  stop  Jn.  developing a .Pleasing  upeakine volc��.    Next, let her  take the  eame position.'and  count up   t��**n'**  slowly   as   jwssible   white   emll"B-^  long breath-, steadily Increasing her cnest  The London Dally Mail of Jcme 1 says:���  Dr. F. B. T-. Krause, late public proso~  cutor and Governor of Johannesburg, who  was convicted early last ysar ,ln connection with the Broelcsntei-Dousrlas- Forster  matter, has now served fourteen and' a  ftalf months of his sentence���two- years'  ftnprisonmont without hard labor���and  will be liberated1 from Pentonvllle Jail on  August 29 next. "Infirmary No. 6," as- he  is officially described-in the prison register, hoa grown much' stouter since his incarceration, andi although, the yellow  prison, garb' sits' strangely ^upon1 the" dapper young, Afrikander, he speaks-with  enthusiasm and' gratitude- of his British'  custodians. Thanks to' the prison doctors; op whose system and science' lie expresses- unstinted- admiration, hlq old  asthmatic complaint has dislippe.irna, but  he Is still retained'in the Hospital of the  jail to assist in attending- ->lck Mlsoncrs.  Tho doctor's pince-nez, so slrungclv foreign to his clamsy prison clothes, iliis-lies  ���With the light ol a meny smile as he  points to' hiET good' conduct triOse. "I  got these- threo stripes���which) ��.ro* the  maximum reward for good behavior���  quite a' long time ago, nndl" itc added,  jokingly, "!' have earned' ten' shillings  ,since I camo hare. This, with tne ills Id  I" had" whort" my career wa^'inteiruptcd, is  registered in' my favor." Ills Is tho  "otlum" without the "dlgnitatcs" '���Infirmary No. G" is-not, however, without  the -wliercwithaFtO'commence-a'new st.irt  in life. Though- "disbarred," and! therefore, unable to'practise as a bsirristor; In  the British courts by a dcclsl .it of his  former Inn; Dr. Krauso will endeavor to  obtain'his rehabilitation alter his release.  He also intends? to -visit Amcrlsa) ai'd'is-  petltloning the Home Ofilec for .1 remission- of his sentence. Dr. Krause' 'compares British prisons Willi Boer "tronks"  as follows:���"Discipline is-more-rigfious  here than it was thero. But though I  naturally feel koenly the enforuod seclusion, the terrible monotony and'Ufa humiliation of my present position..1 l\ivo. In  tho olrcumstances, no cnuso n'n- complaint about my prison-treatment. The  mpdioal supervision of -the, prison, of.  which I see a' giroat' deal,' is-splendidly  carried out."     -  > - ���        '  Drtssing\the?WirksworthvWeIls  With flttlnif mirth' and." jollity. Wfrka-  worth, in Derbyshire, celebrated tlie centenary of the annual custom of dressing  tjie -wells orr'taps." All'tho prorlowi  ���ight long In.the- streets of'Wlrksworth'  the people worked"hard with mosses-and >  flowers and grasses, dressing the tvpIIs,  hi annual 'pursuance off'a custom whlfeft. is  realty thousands of years old." It' is  chronicled by Seneca, and' was. carried  out in Pagan' rituai by the Greeks- an<3  the Romans. When yesterday"morning-  broke there'were decorated shrines -inside  the old ."Derbyshire town, and fltywer'btrflt  structures hard! by the-gaunt' quarries  where millions of tons of hard 'stonet have  bee�� hewn our of the- sides of the .'great  round: hills. x Little- boys and "girls with  strong Midland accents sprang out ftoin  the small shlines and rattled mugs-and  asked the passer-by for-aicopper'for-ttte  wen-dressers, and at the large ��� shTSneo.  architectural' structures of'"noble dimensions and praiseworthy designlandioolor-  ing.i men 1 and s women ��� keptr watch> and  warel, and >set white- cblna bowls on 'snow_  ���white ��� tablo cloths- for the reception." of  , eerfng .thrown���>down, to 1 admiration o��L tho  sworlc. As-a matter of ��� fact,. there- were  no wells. T5ie decorators piously eseeted  monuments  fori the- occaslom   In  places  ,��.. >-Xr---=  - t'-,���  t),i  1 where  the- wells-, used: to  b\j.< before- the  Next. Jet her^ taice^ tne  i prosalc   dayg ��of. -waterworks.-    A", great  . slab based-! on mmeral ��� wat����r * boxes,, ap-  ' preached   By.- an 1 improvised   laway   and'  .��..6 u^oU>, ��..*.. .,   ..-    . __ >,<l_,     decked out with  a  really charming, plc-  expanslon.   Then let her practiseiner irew  , ture  o�� Cftatswonth,  all  done  im flowers  too busy, too preoccupied,    to    spare   rcared by incubators atld brooders, and  rSSSSg "toi .�� her TamifyVseeing how.  deep she can place her voice and yet b��  heard distinctly by members ol *he Borne,  circle. When on trains or walking on the  street let b��r aim to.strike a 1 voice-tone-  below the din, and not above it;.so- low,  in fact, tha-t it rings like a second or_alt��  part In sinking. She- can^then be hear i a*  distinctly a^ Xt she tried to shout above  the roar <X street traffic, *���� he*X��, ?��  will lose tBat Penetrating, shrill <Ju_����t��  which Is the hallmark of tba- m-Drea  woman."���E5ccftange* '  Artists and Fashion*  The Tailor and' Cutter'3 art criMe  (London* W again lamenting the lack of  sartorial knowledge dtsplayed"by portrait,  painter* in their pictures, at the Ro-yai  Academy. In a recent issue ot the journal he excJaima, in large capitals, that if  these pictures represent th�� present day  school of British artists, ill is high  ��me England awoke!" "Are-men's ctothes  to-day," he asks, "so utterly unworthy  of the painter's art? Are they so. completely devoid of taste and beauty that  they are so shamefully reproduced? They  cannot prove otherwise fa&an to, be the  laughing-stock of tailors and tnelr customers." Coming to details, the Portrait,  of Lord Mount-Stephen showi a to.nl  absence of buttons on the cort.;. there1 w  not a buttonhole in th* lapel, and th*  trousers are quite innocent_of swms. Ihe  coat and vest are contortions in, blacJc,  the trousers a smudge ln,_ere3f*-i. ..������ ,���  "There Were few of the pictures, indeed, that portrayed- a gentleman In, ordinary dresq that w.is the loast bit like  what  gentlemen   of to-day wear.  "Coats are so miserably drawn that  they benr tio possible resemblance to tho  In one' portrait "the right lapel is at  least five times ns large as th-e left,  while In jihother "there is one solitarv  buttonhole in the lapel, and that Is largo  enough for three,and thore is no* a slnglo  button indlcnted on cither the coat or  the. vest." One cbat presents- a style  that no one but an old woman who Is  brought Into the house sometimesi to  mend the rtothes would adopt. It Is a libel on taltordom." , .  A reverend gentlfmnn, alas! Is portrayed with htfl.sleevo half way up to his elbow. .  "We sho-iild like to conaemn those who  have produced them to wear only garments ���such as they hnve portrayed on  their figure'': thev would then prosent  such a pitiable spectncl" that thpy would  never dare to leave their homes.  A Count's Proposal.  This is from Tho Chicago Record-Herald :���  Language "Was Not Needed.���I don't see  how tho Count could propose to you when  he can't talk any English and you don't  speak French.  "Oh, it Was very easy. We were sitting  in the parlor. Pointing up at an oil  painting ot papa, the Count took out a  piece of paper and a pencil. T��en he  set  down   a   dollar   mark,   and   after   it  Slaced a figure 1. Looking at me out of  Is big, deep, eloquent, lovely eyes, ho  began making ciphers after the dollar  mark and the figure 1. When he had  made four ciphers, which, with the other  figure, meruit 510,000, I nodded my head  for him to go on. .Then ho made another  cipher. That meant $100,000. I nodded my  head again. Ho made another, which  raised it to $1,000,000. 1 nodded for him to  go ahead. He put down another cipher,  making it $10,000,000. Then I smiled and  took the pencil from him, and he caught  me in his arms, and-and ah, It was so  lovely. It almost seems like a dream  to think t*at in three weeks I shall be a  rea) Countess."        p  and berrifts to make the- lines andi different "colbrs (thast". stuck on-.with deft'  lyrhandled; clay)',, -won the first priie of  seven sovereigns- The red' berries were  used beneath the. picture- to ,Uton tne  words,' "Pountsfns and gushing;- ^trsa-ns  murmur*. 'God'te good.'" A" strea-n. o��  water f��rced ��� tBrough a-gas-burner mada  an effeative aad feathery " foixutahi in  front.- Most qf the serines about the,  town (snd thero were several! '.c.BPns- ��>f  them)- bore scriptural' texts. The- fiast  prize "was-won. by Mri Luthar ��i8uld, a  mason's laborer-; the second <��C) by Mr.  Isaac. Grattoa, general dealer ; the third  (��5) by Mr.- William Leeson, -a farmer,  and- the fourth (��4) by Mr. William Oakley,. % bricklayer's laborer.  Knox���Why do you always, put dictated" at the bottom, of your letters?  You have- no stenographer.   _,  Knix���Well, you see, 3*m a very poor  saeller.���-Evenina Wisconsin.      m  ���^��� -������ j.   .    .  J Beyoad the: Limit,   '   ' T  /"How-much do you Sove me?"  "I love you,"- exclaimed the young- and  ardent admirer, "as much as J. P. Morgan is worth���nay, I will add to this, the  United   States  sub-Treasury."  'That is cat enojMjh," she observed  coldly.  "I love you," he continued, "as much as  Hetty Green's mitlions adsed to those  K1 Eussell Sage. Nay. as much as Car-  tiegie and Schwab combined."  But she shook her head. She was playing for larger stakes. Her lover, how-  aver", did not despair.  "I lov�� you much more than all these,"  ho continued. 'T love you as much as  the Chemical Bank and tho Standard Oil.  IWhat do'you say to that?"  Then It was her turn, to look ploasant.  "Do you," she observed nirclessly, us It  it ware tho easlesi ^hing in the world,  "love me as much, as the Emporor thinks  of himself?*  And hep lover "murmured abjectedly,  "iilasl -STou ask the impossible!"���Life.  from his life the: worship of God with   ' yen    "- d"y ;for  market' the cockerels.  A Pretty Fichu.  Queen Victoria in Dublin.  An   incident  of   Queen   Victoria's   llrsf  acquaintance' with  Ireland,   :n  IStli,   says'  The London Chronicle, is worth lcroliing'  a�� a' harbinger of th�� vtelt which King'  Edward is shortly to pay the Green islo.  Now, no doubt, as then, Dublin will have  triumphal  arehes and  hunting g'Uoro for  the- occasion.     A3    Qoeon.  Vici/i'la   nnd,'  Prince  Albert were  diivlng  beneath 'the  last arch' a "poor little dove"���so she records  in  her   "Journal"���"wja -let  down  into my lap,-with an olive branch round  its   neck,   alive   and   very  tame." t King  Edward will go to-Ireland at a lime when  the  olive branch  i�� In evidence.    Cjur-en  Victoria called'Dublin "a very fine city," '  Saokvlllo street amd Merrion square "remarkably' large and handstwne," and tho '  bank  saai- Trinity  College   '"noble  buildings."' <   ,       '  "The- Domestic Euclid,"  ' The' following  excerpt from   what  th* '  students of Vassar College' cfrll "The Domestic  Euclid'''was  published'   by    The/  Kansas City Journal;   It would seem that ''  oven the pupils of. our most fashionable  female  colloge  have' tlie * landlady    and  boardlng-houso troubles which havo been '  a feature of college life froirn   time   im-  momorlai':��� 1  Definitions :.  (1) All   boardtng-houbes   are   the isame ���  boarding-house.  (2) Boarders.in tho same-boarding-house  and onitlie sfime ilat ars equal to one an-  1  other. . ' .  (3) A1 .singlC'WPom'ls'thnt whlohihath no  parts nnd 'no miignltudo.. - '    .'  (4)>The landlady of tiio boarding-house "  Is   a  parallelogram���thurt  Is,, an   oblong,  angular figure that cannot'bo doscrlbod,  and 'Is  equal  to anything. -' p  (fi) A' wrungla" is' tho disinclination of  two boarders to'each other that meet together,  but-are-not on  Sio same floor.  (6) All tho other rooms- boing taken, a,  single room is said'to bo-a' double room.  POstUlatos and1 propositions ".���  (l)>Ai piimay. bo produced any number of timos. '      ^ .  (2) THe landlady may'bo'rodUcc(r to her <  lowest: terms-by a series ofi'propositions.  (8)'Ai boellna may bo made from any  boarding-houso to ��� any othor boarding--  housoL        ' >*      .  * <i) Thfr clothes of: a> boarding-house1 bod,  stretched ever oo>far'both ways, -<mH not  Uieeti ' '��� 1   -  (6) Awy twonxoals'at' a> boarding-house  'Te t6gether I6sa~than one square feed.  (6) Onitlie same'bill1 and on the same  side of.'it there should* not be twouttharges ���  for tha^same thing.  (7).If.there be two hoarders-on the- same .���  floor, and the: amount of) side of the one >  be  equal, to the- amount of. slda  of  the    .  other, and 1 the wrangle' Between' the one  boardftr- and the landlady bo equal to the  wrangle* betweem the- landlady   and   the >,  other hoarder, .then shafli tho weekly bills  of the- two boarders be equal.   Fbr if one  bill be-the greater,. then the other bill is  less than it' might  hawe been^  which is \  absurd.. " . ��  "   American, aid; Russian Jews. :  The New "Sfork Tribune- of .Wednesday .  last,  in, an ..editorial i-nder  the  caption.   '  "America   and   Russte.a Ji��ws,"   said   ia  part:'-"The cry is.vStill  raised that  the  President, d��es  not interfere.    He  does .  aot 'rwadl the riot a"t'  to Russia".'   Sue* .-  carplngs ar��< of coizcse, ; isincer& and dishonest when they u,re not ignoiant. x'hey  are^ prompted by  Durely 'factional  pur*  poses.,.But lest their"jpeciousnessshould .  perhaps deceive some, it may.be well to ���  treat them for a. momant with a seriousness- which, they do- not dfiscrve.   L-t as .  suppose->��or a moment that the, Russian,  oc the- German,, or "he- British Government should see3t toj Inievfe:a in the negro .  lynching*, which have claimed more via- "  tlms in, America'than tne massacres - et"  KishinefB.   Suppose ^om�� foreign Government should 'read the riot act' to u& 0D1  that ascount^ or,   seeing  lhat a  T'nitedc  Statesi Senator had, : i tne Senate Chamber, defended and approved such lynch-  Ings, should arraign the American Government as responsible ior them. What  would,   be   the American   reply? "What   >  'would be the reply of those very critics  who. are now railing at the Pres)dent for  not 'readins; the riot act* to Russia?  "But th^ President might at least suggest   to   the  Czar   that  religious. liberty  would, be desirable in Russia,  they-say.  Yes.   The- other day a. Frenah gentleman.  of official' rank was arrested in tha-suburbs   of Washington  for  tiding - iru   the.  \Tim Crow.' section of a street-car.   Suppose the- French Government should suggest  to. the President that equal, rights,  for men.'of at! races would ,bet desirable-  in the United States.   Suppose some foreign Government should make representations, to-'this,'country concerning, tho de*  sirablhty  of^letting negroes vote in  tha.  Southern States.   There would, be an out-,  burst of indignation from Maina to Oali-.  fornia   against the impertinent meddling1*  of a foreign country in a our^lv domestic  affair of this country.    Bub that which.,  is  sauce'for  the   American' soose,  is It:  aot also sauce for the liupslan gander?  The Latest Blouse.  Humor of the Day.  Some fellows marry poor  girls    to  settle down, and others marrv rich girls  to settle up".���Philadelphia Kecord.   >      '  Mrs. Mann���This milk tastes as iS  it contained water.  Milkman���Great Scott! Did you expect I could put champagne in it?"������  Chelsea Gazette.  a    .    ���  A youngster stood upon the street  And cried, and cried,' and cried,  For basket, dropped upon the pave.  And broken eggs inside.    -  " Oh, me! oh my!" said Parson Good,  As up he stepped to scan  The tearful face and rumpled head;  "There, now! Come, be a man!"     ���'  Then something very like a smile    *i"J'  Revealed two rows of pearl. ,r  " Please, sir, how can I be a man  When I'se a little girl?" ]  ���Philadelphia Ledger.  o  ,Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant  Soap Powder dusted in t*"i bath, softens  the water and disinfects, 38  mmmmmm r��j��j-;*t��vw*!iwsi.  i igaJ>tm��iix*tuii~L tiurtm,*.  [I  '��  By G. H. BENEDICT.       -  A   Thrilling Story of> Love and Adventure.  OHAlTlfllt i.  It was many years ago���before this  era of steam, telegraph and (clcctiical  and mechanical development in iact,  just pievious to that veiy queer war  of 1812���that in a quaint old Dutch-  built village,of southern New Xorfc, lying not far fiom Hudson's noble river,  there was, living one Jucobua liiuyn, a  substantial farmer, oi the purest JJutcJi  lineage. j ���      ,   ,  On a beautiful sunny tall afternoon  -farmer liruyn was sitting on the fronts he ^epiied.  porch of Ida line old Dutch farm-house,  lolling at ease in ^liis gieut chair, and  ���moking his long clay pipe with an cx-  presBion of perfect contentment resting  In his stolid features. He could well  afford to take his ease. His broad acres  ���f fat valley land had borne unusually  abundant harvests, and his capacious  ' farm buildings were filled to' overflowing. As he sat and allowed tlie wreaths  of blue smoke to cuil up about his  awarthy, honest face,'he was listening  with satisfaction to the beating of tho  flails of hi3 thresheis in the great red  barn not many rods distant.        H  The house of farmer liruyn was built  on the substantial, comfortable style of  the well-to-do Dutch burghers of tho  colonial period of New York history. It  . was a large stone building, whose heavy  walls had been laid by those who evi-  ' dently intended them to" last ior generations. The great roof mounted up  to a bigh^peak, and sloped nearly to the,  ���n.,n^ i������ fho ronr.   The numerous wm-  moit Grecian beauty.   Ringlets ottaAr.  flaxen hair escaped  from  beneath  ms  and curled  over a  broad,   white  brow. Clear, mirthful blue eyes lit up  \ countenance In which the expression  of geniality was offset by a certain, air  ��f over-confidence that almost Indicated  recklessness. .h .���,�����>-  "And   how's   mjr-llUle  sweetheart?  he asked, releasing l.ei  ��*�� *����� ���  arms, and gaalng upon her with undisguised admiration. , -  "I am well. Claude," she replied.  "Little need there is to ask. And ���you  appear well, too. But how U your  aunt to-day?" '  "Aunt?  oh,   she   is  growing , worse,  ���* replied.   "The doctor told me since  dinner that she  is  tailing  slowly  but  ���urely,   and cannot    possibly    survive  the  me,  you  ground in "the rear.   The numerous  Sows, With their^many little green panes  of glass, hinted of light and cheerfulness within.   Everything about the place  was neat and orderly.    Along the garden fence, at the" end of the low kitshen,  was a bench, on which a row'ot shining milk-pans were sunning themselves.  In the rear a tall, sloping churning machine hinted at one' of .the domestic oo-  tupations of the place.   The, yard was  ait particularly-spacious,   but  showed  the supervision of some one with a love  for  order and  beauty    in  clumps   yol  ���hrubbery " and beds of  late  blooming  Bowers.    It was evident .who was the  presiding spirit  of    this    horticultural  display, for a young maiden was wandering among1 the flower beds, dallying  with "the plants In a patronizing way  that declared more plainly than-words  the deep interest of ailection and guardianship.   This was Kosa, farmer Bruyn s  ��nly daughter,  whose age,  it was ap-  oarent from her looks, could not be'tar  teom eighteen.   Moving gracefully about  under the soft light of the clear autumn  iky, her plain,  neat house-dress    contrasting with the brilliant verdure about  her   the young girl presented a charm-  H'^JMe eye-and so thought  farmer Uruyn, as he watched her .from  his seat on the porch.   Her figure was  plumb and comely, although perhaps a  Iriile under size, and perfect health was  tndicated in the full,, giaceful curves of  &er form, the rosy bloom upon her cheeks  ��nd the liquid clearness ot her soft grey  eves.    A wealth  of  rich    brown    hair  bin" about   her   shoulders     in  natural  long. Indeed, It looks aa'lf I were soon  to be free."  - "Free!���why, Claude, what can yo>��  mean? " One might suppose that you  rejoiced that your aunt is worse-per-  faaps upon'the brink of the grave.  A peculiar shadow passed over  young man's face.  "Do you, think so kindly of  Rosa?" he asked. "Or���but, no;  read my feelings, and you misinterpret  them. 'Suppose aunt should die���can 1  help it? I shall sorrow for her as sincerely asWbody; hut I ���ust own th��*  there is a sense ofa freedom in the  thought of my being, my own maste��  and coming into my fortune. What  Is the use of denying or concealing it.  I do not wish her dead; but I cannot  deny that the grief I should feel is  tempered by the (thought of the scope  that will be opened to my hopes and  ambition. There, there, little one-don t  look so grave. Remember, I have not  been brought up to be sensitive. Aunt  has not wasted any tenderness upon  me. although I know she loves me  well." ���  "But. Claude, think how it would  grieve her to the soul to dream for,a  moment that you could count up the  gain her death would be to you.  ' "But she will not dieam it, little  monltress.    No  act. or word  of  mine  shall add a pang to her dying hours., I  ���hall do all and be all that duty and  affection require. But can I help, my  natural feelings? I am not an angel in  human rulse, like yourself, Rosa. I  profess only one virtue���a desire to bo  honest, arid not to hide my real feelings  Cor mere appearance's sake. It'is not  In my nature to play the hypocrite. I  shall feel very badly if aunt dies. She  has always been kind to me���in her  wuy��� and I truly believe has loved me  urith her whole heart. But It is only  lust to remember that her way has always been a strange one, and that her  guardianship has deprived me of the  righto and privileges in a large-measure to which I was born. A strange,  gloomy, eccentric woman, fixed,in her  Ideas and immovable in her resolves,  no one can. tell the tyranny her government has exercised over me., And, by  a strange fate, I have no escape from  tyranny so long as she lives except at  the peril of my fortune. Look at It!���  with all her wealth, her farms/ her  boats, her ferries, her mills (there 13  an Immense fortune stowed up somewhere, and I the prospective heir), what  pleasure or privilege has been mine in  life that the veriest country lad in the  region could not enjoy? Aunt's love of  hoarding has run away with her judg-  ri^ unconfined and untied, free to    hoarding -, ���  ��� ^  the kisses of the sun and the tojlnga . mew *      wM.e Dredcstlned victims of  ���of the gentle zephyrs., No *"*y ��f *" '  was Kosa Bruyn, but a substantial bod-  "You  judge me  be\eioly.  Rosa,    h��  said; "but I do -ot rave for that.   I do  not plead the proi-iltuy of my feelings,  but only that I cannot help them.   Tel  why should I not gratify my ambition?  I am the son of a wealthy man, and In  Justice and right should be undisputed  master of my father's estate.   I do not  long for vulgar display and pleasure.  No, no; my desire is'to travel; to store  my mind with obseivatlon; to develop  my taste: and. above all. to give myself  opportunity  for  the  study  of  �����������  that la my ambition and delight.   You  forget that I inherit a right to art    But  has  aunt ever  encouraged  me  in my  ambition?   No; she has repressed It in  every  way.     She  would  make  of  ma  nothing  but'an  overseer  of  l��*>�����j  and   a hoarder   of money.     My soul  loathes the life she would have me lead.  Oh, Rosa, you cannot know how I long  to be awayr spending my days among  the great galleries of Utrecht, of Mu-  nloh, of Dresden, of Venice and Rome,  drawing    inspiration,   and    knowledge  from the works of the mighty miW  of art.   How can I help the spirit that  Is within me?   At the mere thought or  being able to fulfill my dreams, my soul  Is filled with, an ecstacy that seems to  banish far from my slglU every other  feeling and consideration."  "And to feed that ambition, you  would banish me, too, from your  thoughts. Claude, and leave me for your  art?"'''    ' ' '  "Why-yes, , Rosa; to be ����re-fth**  Is, for a little time. It would not be  long; we are both young, and do not  contemplate speedy marriage: so there  seems no reason why I should not devote my time to improving - myself,, so  that I may become more worthy of  your love. I can't stay here, in this  dismal little village, to rust and fret  myself to death. I must cultivate my  talents. I desire to become a great  painter. As soon as I am in a position  to carry out my plans, I will tell'you  all my dreams, and I am sure you will  sympathize with me. and take delight  In my purpose to achieve talent and  fame.' It will not be so long that-1  will be separated from you; and we are  young, Rosa, and can bear up under  separation, and wait patiently for the  happiness that will'be ours when Ire^  turn with some part of my ambition  achieved to claim you as my bride.  The eyes of Rosa Bruyn lit up for *  moment, but she dropped them QulcM*  to the ground, and was silent. At last  she spoke quietly: ��  "I hope your aunt will set well soon,  Claude."    ' <    _  .The young man bit his lip and turned  his face Impatiently away.  But his anger was only momentary.  Turning his gaze back to the fair, grave  young face before him, an expression of  deep tenderness took possession of his  handsome countenance. ,   ,      ^  ���VYou'do well to reprove me, Rosa,  he .said. "Yes, I, too, hope aunt will  get well, and live many years. Then  all my fine plans will be scattered to  the winds, and I shall be sure of nothing���not even of you."  "But you know,, Claude, we are so  young yet ��� and ��� and father may,  change his mind when you settle down  to steady habits. He thinks you are  wild and reckless."  "I see, Rosa," said the young man,  with a return of the bitterness of hia  tone, "that even in your estimation to  aspire to any life but that of a ploddln*  money-getter Is to be wild and reck-  less."  "No, no. Claude," she exclaimed  hastily, "you know I do not think so.  But you would not have me offenfl  father?" '  "No, my love and my light!" he exclaimed, with a glow of enthusiasm,  "I would have you do nothing unbecoming your character as the purest and  best girl in the world. Better that X  should suffer the wreck of every hope.  But I must not linger. Your fathen  will begin to suspect something. Goodbye!" v   ���  And, with a tender caress, he turnea  and, springing over the fence, disap��  Veared as he had come.  out His general appearance was that  of in intelligent, self-possessed eld follow with probably a large portion of  eccentricity and Individuality done un  to Ws composition.   His sturdy frame  (To be Continued.)  It was W. D. Howells.  "Your average detective is about aa  fat-witted a citizen as exists," "Wy*^-'  Geonre K. Kintfomnu of Boston in the  Washington "Post." *He may be clever  In hia line, but outside of that hia mand  U a howling wilderness. 'His point of  fciew is naarow and his judgment contracted aa a result of his calling." To  illustrate tWa, Mr. Rinthman fceJla this  incident: ...  "A friend of mine who la fond ol showing up the defects of his fellow-man had  a lot of fun lately with a pair of Boa-  ton's leading detectives. He called <>tib*  aleutha into his offioe in the moet( serious way and exhibited to them the picture of a tough-looking individual, aibout  whose identity he was onazy for information. Ho flattered his visitors into the  notion that if they could unravel the  puzzle he would regard them as world-  beaters. ,Etich gazed at the photo long  and earnestly. Both were positive that  it was in the rogues' gallery. One of  them identified it as being the counterfeit presentment of a notorious bank-  robber; his mate thought it the likeneee  of on equally noted forger.  "When they got through, my friend  turned the likeness over, and on the  back thereof they read the name of the  original���William Dean 'Howella. 'Mr.  Howells isn't 'handsome;1 but he waa never accused before of bedng an ornament  of the rogues' galleries. But Mr. Howella  laughed when the incident was narrated  in his presence."        ,  ^^^���^      ��� ^^-^���  'A NoveL    - ,  wftb  of his married friends was in a ."���* *��*  a couple with whom he iu acquainted.  It was a rainy morning. .. ,',  me young wife had her umbrella, weU  ^  out of the way of those who ?��"*����  and down the car, but a l^n."��> %��  grown boy, on his passage to the.door,  managed to hit it  with one f<^t~J',   ���  over it and break it before he regained ,  his 'balance. ., ��� _��-.m.mei'ed  "Oh, I'm sorry I broke it," ��""*��  the unfortunate, with a scarlet face.   ��I  "^S&SfT*- sure it wasn't, y^r '  fault?%�� the lady smiled ��P ���**�� -  without a brace of anger or even Hitta  ^tmnfj^tky your wife to �� ��*  Z^iaWd  the>ehelo�� waragy,  women wonld have withered tHafe  C*.a look. �� ��"* ha*rti  gel!  "Most  clumsy  scorched him with words/' -^-jed;  ��Sh8 ia an angel,"  said the ^mutm*'  MaSr'a. he picked up the pieces erf ge   ,  nihbrella and smiled quizziOally *V]S?i  X^bu��*he'e wanted a now umfcrellal ,  Id, i��� ,  of    dteappointments    and    dieeiMaiiant-  menta." ,  SI SSTSd ^ "she know* FB g|  itVrher.   It's a sad world, isn't itlftg  A moon, a sky,  A ,mountaln  high,  A  lane;  Some   trees,   some   grass,  A  youth,   a lass,  A cane ~  A smile,   and  highs,  And drooping eyes.  Alack!  An arm, a waist,  A squeeze in haste,  1      A  smack. '  A church,  an aisle.  Some folks  in  style.  Aside: '   v   '  ' A vow,   a band.  A bridegroom,  and  A  bride.  A tenement. '  Top fioor,  cheap rent,  Not all;  Ten children gay,  Who love to play,'  . And bawl.���Ex. '  Hallifc'���"What's the matter, rKlayt  You look all tired out! Klay���And mo  wonder. I've had a hard day of it I  don't know when I've worked so haird. I  looked at thie men clean up tihe railroad  station this morning, and after that I  law three safes raised into -four-story  Windows, and four loads of ooal deliver��l  Jn basketa.2r-Boston "Transcript."    , <  ." T   L~~ ��� ; "  Spooks and Their Clothes.  TROUBLES OF EX- , ��� \\  :ceirt policed  Could BOt StandJBefc)re ' < '.��� ^  Dodd's Kiiney-PiUs '"-���'>"'}"I  Mr. Charles CHchrist had 0��a*��et���� ,'  f,r Yeors-Dodd's Kidney *"'�� ;.  Cured Him.  ��� Port Hope, ~ Ont., July -13.-(S^ ; A  cial).���Mr. Charles Gilchrist, Chief of ->c  Pohce here for fifteen years and afteir , ,'  waids Dominion Fishery Overseer,' is -,?  always willing to' - add his testimony^  to the volume of' proofs from ail - ^  parts that Dodd's Kidney Pills never " ;  fail to cure any form of Kidney Dis-   , >  ease. �� '���J~)  ��*  "I am a healthy man. Dodd's, Kid- - -^  ney Pills have done the job," is    the , %  wav Mr, Gilchrist puts it.  "When - I  - ;-  first started to take Dodd's  Kidney d,  Pills I was in an awful state'. I had d  been a sufferer    from   Diabetes ,  ai*; ;  Kidney Disorder    for "ten yeacs^My.1 ,'  urine was of a dark bricky color, ai��d^;  I would'sutler something awful white d  passing. "    "p-      *' d  "I .tried' every thing and tried ,(tiie,^,  doctors but could get no help till 'I  was advised to    use Dodd's   Kidney  They have . made    me a' new  ily presence, who might have sat for  \he Madonna of some old Iflcmish pamt-  ler The form, features and movements  all'indicated a pure, healthy, womanly  nature, capable perhaps of 8"^.^"  rotion and tendenness, but one not like-  ly to succumb to any tilal or duty of  life  The house of farmer Uruyn sat some  distance back from the >'*ad. bevera  tall poplar trees tlnew their shade  along the roadway in iront, and, at  the upper edge of the yard, ��ome clumps  of shrubbery acted as n partial scieun  to a lane that led to the outbuildings  ,n tho lear of the house. The road In .  front wound down a gradual hill and  down the hill tlie tall form of a young  man could be seen diawing near. Rosas  wandcrinc gaze had detected Ins ap-  proaeh agnd! with a sudden Hush she  irew slowly away from her position  imong the ilower beds, and proceeded,  ib if inadvertently, up to the lane fence  unong the shrubbery. Her. movements  were evidently observed by the young  man, for he entered tlie lane, and, draw-  on? near, placed his hand on the fence,  rave a light spring, and bounded over.  In a moment he had taken the Muslims maiden In his arms, and pressed a  eiis upon her brow with all the ardor  tt an accepted lover.  Ab they stood thus in the shade of the  ���ushes, no handsomer youthful couple  sould have delighted the eyes of an artist who wished to sketch some scene of  ���ural love-making. The young man was  t>f a form and style of manly beauty  to contrast well with the plump, rosy  rirl. He was tall, and his form was  Sthe and graceful. His face was frank,  upen and handsome, and the features  were     chiseled      in    outlines    of   al  as if we were predestined  ooverty. Holff House has been abandoned to decay. As for me, the eccentric whim of my father has made ma  more eubject to her than the ver est  servant���dictated to in my education,  curbed in every natural wish and ambition, and left to dream of freedom  and happiness only as possible through  her death. My name���the name of  Rolff ��� has become a very by-word  through the country. * Half the country folk   believe rcmff    House  to    bo  Pills.  man.'  Mr. Gilchrist is getting on in years-  That's , what  CHAPTER III.  "The tavern in Voorhiskill, (so let us  eall the little old Dutch village), was a  wooden, clap-boarded building, with  three stories, a double-sloped roof, ana  many windows. It was a somewha*  pretentious structure, and did a thriving business, for the village was on the  Ine of an important mail and business  route, and the tlm > were favorable to  travel and convivali. r.  The bar-room of 1 onk's Tavern, as  the hostlery was c.V'ed, was the great  haunted, and It is not two jears ago   we    --.'place for th, men-folk of tho  that I thrashed a burly_lout who taunt- , meeting p^^ ^   ^^^ ^ ^ ^  cd me with my aunt being a witch.   It I �������Jd BmcieS th-ir pipes, and drank  aunt dies, I ^me into absolute proprle-   nlng. and B dMOcUoM> and told  torship   of   all   the   Itolff,   estates   and  ^eaith-and not  till  then.    Ah.   Rosa,  Ul   the   Itol��   estates_ana   g^^J^^poiitics and retailed the  aunt  torship  off the burden that has weighed upon   dies were l^ntea^in^^ ^ ^ ^  hopeVand aspirations for so many,   g'-^^^rtSS'X^S  beeun to drop in.   He was a tall, eraye  with a complexion and skin like  my  years?"  "I will not try to answer your que*  Wnsrciaude. "replied th*; young girl    -��*���� -^ ^raighthlir mingled  ^.ltn    o   nalned    expression    of  coun-   Parciiu ___    ^^ ^ a1rnnat nreternatural.  a pained    expression  "I  know  that   it  is  wrm.    ���lth eray, and an almost preternatural,  wrong,   with gray,    countenance       At bott0m.  tenance.    "i   *���""   ""���   ���-   ~ .":. .���,;   lv  BOiemn    countenance.      at.  wu^  very wrong, for you to talk and think   JV  solemn nerou8 and whole-  I- v0U do.   If I did not believe you to   however. _ne ^     " nothing more  S�� trSer at heart than you represent   eouled, and d^^ea in ���.  ^urself to be. I should almost lose,ny,   than    o   "^g^  ^d  Jest  Llth in .you. _ As  to tTO��r  -nt.. al- , for.   W^^  ^ d    ,  though ehe IB peculiar In many things.  i know that she loves you too much to  have curbed you needlessly or cruelly.  Perhaps your fancy has painted youj  freatmeut in exaggerated colorB    You,  evening, as pipes were lit and atout po.  tatlons dealt out. _  The usual group was gathered around,  it was early evening yet, however, and  were to come before the gosBip or  Ktta li intense; you are proud and, more were ����--- - ^ ^^ ^       . .    .�� ��.��   .�����       QISUUOO"-   . .     |_�����  '&ot a little willful: and It may be you  iare not the proper Judge of all that u  good and necessary for you. I fear, n  your wisheB are now realized, and you  are given the freedom and opportunity  |you aeem bo to desire, you will only  demonstrate the wisdom and prudenca  '.of your aunt's treatment of you."  An expression of gloom passed over  the young man's countenance.  ntter another dropped in. till at last  there entered an old man of rather ��!��-  Sto appearance. He was Bhort and  Surdy of frame, and dressed in old,  Sty brown woolen clothes with knee-  Heches and stockings, while hU heavy,  S had broad steel buckleo. Hli fac.  S^ almost covered up by a heavjj  Sfwfi"f snowy white beard that de-  Sed a^ swept his breast.   Under-  pair  In a Berlin spiritualistic trial that lias  furnished inuch entertaining "copy" to  the newspapers, one of the witnesses testified to having seen the Reformer Zwin-  rli standing over the entranced me-  lium, and gesticulating in har>'  mony with her utterances. The witness  lid not know, he told the president*  When or where Zwingli lived, or who he  was, except that he was a Reformer; but  ie" "recognized his features distinctly."  The "spook" was "a corpulent man with  a mass of hair," arrayed in "a summer  Jacket suit." This i3 quite the lastt get-  hrp in which a contemporary and fellow-  laborer of Luther might be expected to  present himself to a latter-day audience,  jucrcrests Henry Labouchere. One could  is��easily think of John the Baptist reappearing in a suit of dittoes. Perhaps after all it was'only some Schmidt or  Bdhneider who died last year at Hamburg  or Frankfort. .  But whether it was Schmidt, or Zwuv  rli,  or John   the  Baptist,  the summer  jacket suit raises a question which spiritualists of all schools ought to face frankly.   I had a very'interesting letter bear-  in��' upon it a few days aero.   The writer  dealt with "spooks" or ghosts at large,  a.nd  wanted   to   know  where  they  get  their clothes. cHe pointed out that in all  a^es they have appealed in chains that  clanked and silks that uistled, whereas  in the vast majority of cases they haye  been buried    in   simple winding-sheets.  Hamlet's father, for instance, was doubtless interred in the usual fashion, whereas there he was on the ramparts, armed  cap-a-pie.   Even if you assume that the  jpirit might reconstruct  some  passable  semblance of his more or less decomposed  fleshly tenement, he could not borrow a  suit of armor which was probably at tho  same tune mounted on a stand, some-,  where in the precincts of the palace. The  same problem presents itself in the case  of all spooks.   Do they, manufacture a  new suit of ghostly clothing for each appearance in public?   Or are there in the  spook world (this is my correspondents  suggestion) second-hand clothang depots,  where a spirit desirous of materialuang  can obtain at the shortest notice a gentlemanly outfit suitable to any epoch or  rank of life���just as he could, when, living, a* Nathan's or Alias's? The evidence  from Berlin about Zwingli obviously supports the latter theory.  The only plausible explanation, to my mind, of the Ke-  former's summer jacket suit, is that.he  wanted a costume in a hurry, and had  to take anything that would ^^-n-p^r-  entlv something that had been worn last  at Margate or Monte Carlo.   Having an  insatiable thirst for occult knowledge, I  should like to know more about this.  but he feels     young.  Dodd's Kidney Pills do for a roan.  1 ���<*  Unionist Fault-finders. ^      *  -  The   Parliamentary   reporter   of   The  Christian World says, In its issue of May  28th :���There Is scarcely a sitting at which  some of the most crushing criticisms of  the Government do not come from their  own side.   In fact, the letharsy of leading  Liberals is  sometimes    excused   on >the  ground that it allows a greater opportunity  for  the  Unionist  fault-finders.    The  opportunity  was  Improved    on    Monday  night, when Sir George Bartley sneered  and   Sir  John   Goist   scoffed,   and  when  even   faithful   Mr.   Kimber,   and   equally  faithful Mr. Cripps, hotly denounced the  constitution   of   the   education  authority  designed for London.    Passion flared up  when Mr. Middlemore, one of Mr. CUmi-  berlain's colleagues in the representation  of Birmingham, Joined  in  the denunc a-  tlon.    Mr.  Walter  Long and Unparliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education,  who  were in  charge   of  the  b 11,  had been Impatient and disdainful under  criticism,   Sir   William   Anson's   attitude  being  that    of    an    Oxford   don   amonj  troublesome undergraduates.      Rubbisni  exclaimed  one Minister to  the other   in  an  undertone.    The  word   reaching Mr.  Middlemore,  he  exnressed    his    enraged  feelings with almost savage severity.   It  was generally supposed that the offender  was Mr. Long, who carries on a running  common fary,   but   subseciuent   reference  proved that the contemptuous word had  fallen  from   Sir    Willian    Anson.        He  speaks," said Mr. Middlemore,    as if he  were  one  of  the  deities-as  if   he ww��  omniscient.   All the time, sir, he is only  an  ignorant  child  of  time,   for whom it  is   enough   to  follow  his  own nose.      A  roar of laughter from the Liberals fleeted  these words.   They were uttered. aaW.  Middlemore  afterwards remarked,  in    a  moment of irritation," but  they seemed  to  have  been  lying  in  his  mind     They  revealed In a flash how strained are the  feelings of certain Unionists  Shirt waists and dainty  linen are made delightfully  clean and fresh with Sunlight Soap.  3�� i nil  A Disenchanting View.  It is unsa/fe to judge by appear*?**,  , his neavy, Bi����� w -. even tihe most agreeable ones.   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Saturday, Ajjgust 29T11. 1903  Up to dale Atlin has- bad the  reputation of being a model law  abiding, district, but since (the  camp has been better known and  the great richness of its -placers  proven, a great many new comers  have arrived, amongst whom, unfortunately, is ,that element that  always follows a rush to a successful  mining disliict. That the criminal  class is amongst us is now evident  and it behoves the authorities to  use every effort to rid us of their  obnoxious presence.  No doubt but what an organised  gang of thieves is in our midst and  the sooner'it is broken up the better  for the community, every citizen  should do all in his power to assist  the authorities whom, we feel  ' sure, are doing their best to apprehend the offenders, who,if caught,  should' be given the maximum  penalty the law provides. ,  The following,   letter addressed  1  to Mr. F. L. Stephenson, Secretary  of the'Atliu District Board of Trade,  will probably interest many of our  readers:  Dear Sir:���  In reply  to  your request that   I prepare - for you an,  article on the subject of Dredging.  I beg herewith  to submit to  you  the following:  A great deal has been said and  written on the subject of Gold  Dredging, but up to ,the present  time the average Miner knows  little or nothing about the real  working of the modern Gold  Saving  Dredge.  New Zealand is entitled for the  credit for   constructing   the   first  Gold   Saving    Dredge.'   In    that  country there   were large   alluvial  deposits,     and   ,the    scarcity    of  water prevented the working of the  ground, and a condition  somewhat  similar to that existing here, a  flat  country and ho dump is responsible  for their efforts  for   constructing a  machine that would operate   under  these conditions.    The first Dredge  they    built  was    known     as  the  "dipper type", which is somewhat  similar  to the Steam   Shovel  now  used by Railway Companies, which  were alright for handling dirt,   but  faultly when it came to the question  of saving fine gold.    A   number of  years were spent in  experimenting  with this type of Dredge with varying results, but considerable progress was made.   About this time  the Legislature   of California  restricted Hydraulic mining in  that  State, this was due to the fact that  the numerous operations so  altered  the   climatic     conditions '  of the  country as to interfere  with  Agriculture pursuits,   and the 'washing  down of the  mountains   of   gravel  filled many of its  navigable  livers  and interfered with shipping,   this  interference with the class of mining referred to,   was  the  Angel in  disguise that caused the  evolution  of the Dredge, which was   brought  about     by   the, concentration    of  energy and inventive  ingenuity of  the CaliforniaiPlacer Miner.'   Their  first effort was to dredge a Tributary  of the Sacramento 'river,   and >was  far from being successful,   as about  all of the River Dredges have been  since that time.   The great difficulty  with  dredging', rivers    is' the uncertainty  of the depth to Bed Rock,  and the   continuous*  washing    of  barren .diil by   the  current to1 the  point of digging, this in connection  with the trouble caused by freshets,-  is   responsible   for" the   failuie of  nearly all the first dredging operations.    The'-Fraser River country  is probably more noticeable for  the,  number of failures  with,this class  of dredge  than any  other district,  and has s done  much to discourage  those  interested  in  the1',Dredging  business.    These numerous failures  caused' a distinct  departure in  the  manner of  working,   and what'  is  now  knewn  as  Inland Dredging,  had its inception in< this  country,  this simply means the creation of a  lake large enough to float 11 dredge,  a comparatively flatpiece of ground  where the  Bed' Rock  is not sixty  leet below the surface is necessary.'  ,   The Bucyrus Company, of South  Milwaukee, manufacture- the style  of Dredge now  being   erected' by  our Company  on   GoldTRun,   and  the "successful    operation   of  the  many    Dredges   in   the   different  states, built by this Company, has  placed this class of mining out-of  the range  of speculation  and has  classed   it  as    a   simple   business  proposition- or a question of handling the largest amount of ground  possible, at the least possible cost,  by the introduction of a scientifically  constructed mechanical appliance,  as against muscular energy.    As a  matter of fact, I don't know today  of a single Inland Dredge that has  not   been a   money   maker  where  the operation  has   been honestly  handled.  The Dredge in question, is over  all, about 175 feet in  length, draws  2,yi   feet  of water,   and    contains  about' 600  tons    _f material,   the  digging end consists  of an  endless  chain of buckets (of the close connected  type)  96 in  number,   and  have a  capacity  of 3^ cubic feet  each, and  dump at  the rate of 16  per  minute,   the  chain of buckets  work over the end of a ladder, from  the middle of the bow of the dredge,  tlie buckets coming up loaded dump  into a  Hopper   which  feeds a  revolving    cylinder,   perforated11,   as  the   cylinder    revolves    with  the  Boulders, Gravel   and   Gold' in it,  two centrifugal pumps  placed' on  either side of the dredge discharge  3000 gallons of water per minute in  the cylinder, causing a perfect disintegration of the material, and the  gravel and gold are carried through  a steel flume with an under current  arranged   with   the  most  modern  Atlin,  Mugget sanei Qsr&p��  Rings  And, All Kinds of Jewellery - Manufactured on the'Premises.  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Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C  ^!!'~J"J"*���"r*l'"*~r" r'-n-rt-r aiti - u-v   1T1  -1 ��� ������. .   i     ,.      .,,*,,        ,   .   ��� ~ .7.T.-���.���1  ShlS?^ >  ��,r  ���NT�����,;=���~G,^.~  '���'., l  I'-^.V-'     "      1*  "����i,J*h'��H**��**M��* raw w oft toi wr^aa  > L       d, I >  im ltfcfri*.w*��Atm saw*!**** ���<*   .  //?,  ATCIN,  B. C.    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29,  1903  \i <  I:  Good   Cash Values'at,|]t   |��#   (Uottlltt'fi   &   ISO >���     '  ���Qroceri^Sj'Provisioris, Dry Goods, Boots <& Shoes, etoa  Tim Mosi ��$omj$iete Stock in The District* ?  ?-i  gold saving devices  known,' while  0 the Boulders are discharged thiough  the end of the cylinder and dumped  through  stone chutes   over-board.  'The result of the most careful test  show that we save 98 per cent of  the gold.  In .'California today there karc  dredges vvoiking on ground that  had once been Hydrauliccd, and  the gold lost by, that method, has  left the ground worked over suffi-  valuable to dredge, It has been  proven also that ground carrying  as low as ten cents  per cubic  yard  1 can be worked by this method at a  profit.  'The'Dredge in question will be  run by. Electricity gencinted by  tlie Company's power plant situated  below .Pine Creek Falls. Six  miles of pole line, will connect the  Power House to the Dredge. Two  Victor High Pressure, Turbine  Wheels which generate 350 horsepower, will furnish the power.  One mile of ditch. 350 feet of wood  flume, aiid 1800 feet vof steel flume,  30 to 24 inch discharge,' with 1S0  foot head, will Supply water to the  wheels. The Dredge will be  Electrically lighted, and the Telephone line will connect the different  ,  stations.    ' -    _   -���  Yours very Truly,  O. T.' Switzer  Kootenay   Restaurant.  Sunday Dinner.  ABRAHAM PLASIE,   Proprietor.  MENU  Crab Salad.  SOUPS  Chicken   Celery  FISH  Boiled Salmon Trout, Cream Sauce  v    -. -BOILED  -" Leg of Mutton, Caper Sauce.  ENTREE  Chicken Fricassee,     Fried Spring  Chicken, Cieam Sauce,    Macaroni  and  Cheese.  ROASTS  Prime  Ribs  of Beef au jus  Leg of Pork, Green Apple Sauce  VEGETABLES  Mashed Potatoes ��� Asparagus  1     DESSERT  Ice Cream  and  Cake  PIES  Green Apple ��� Pumpkin  EXTRAS  Tomatoes ��� Cucumbers  Peaches and Cream.  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF '.CANADA  Capital    $1,000,000,  A. C. Ilh'Hcbfolfl, Agent.  NOTICES.  Certificate of Improv imci ; s.  Tho YELLOW' JACKET , Mineral Clulm,  situutod 011 ' Pino Creek, about one  mile mist of Uiboovoiy. in tbo Atliii  Ltilco Mining niwsion of Cassiar. B. O.  TSJOTTCK is hereby ghen that I, Julius  ^ M." RiitTnor, K.M.C., No. B3'I35<J. Agent foi  tlie North Columbia Gold Miuhig.Cii.. P.M.C.,  No. iiSMlll, mtoiul OH days from vclutp horo-  of, to apply to tbo Mining Recorder for  a Coitilluutu of Improvements, for tho i>ur-  uoso of obtaining a Ciuwii (iritut of tho  above claim. ���   '  And fuiiTinsK Take notico that notion under Section 37 must be oommoiu'od before  tbo Issuance of snob Cortillouto of Iinpro\o-  moiith. ' ' '  Atlin, 11. C., tills 19tb day of May, 1803.  mj.!3-fl0d Julius M. Ilufl'uer, Agent  TVfOTlClv'is boroby givou'ithut Sixtj duji,  after duto I intend to apply to tho  Cluot Commissioner of bauds anil Works  for permission to puvubaso tho following  described tiaet ot land for agrioultuial  purposes: Commencing at a post marked  David L. Hall's N. li. corner,tlionco 20 chains  West, thence 80 chains South, theuee 20  chains East, thence HO chains Noith to place  ot commencement, containing in all 160  acres more or loss.  Situated two miles oast of Athu Lake and  about 10 miles North of Atlin Townsito on n  small creek known as Burnt Creek.  David L. Hull  Dated  at   Atlin,   B    C.   this ,24th.''.day  of  August 1903.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty dajs  from the date hereof, I intend making  application to the Honorable . the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase sixty' acres of laud  for agricultural purposes, in the Atlin  District of Cassiar, situated as follows:  Commencing: at a stake marked B. B's  Noith-West Corner Post' situated*-on the  East Bank of the Atlintoo River, thence in  an Easterly Direction 20 Chuins, thence in a  Southerly Direction 20 Chains, thence  Westerly about 40 Chains, thence, along tho  East Bank of tho Atlintoo River about  SO Chains to the point ��� of commencement,  containing in nil about 60 acres, more or  less. v   "      i j  H. A. Butler,  C..H. Butler.  Dated at Taku. B.  C,, ��,  19th., August, 1903.  ���VfOXlCK is hereby given that after GO days  from date, we _ intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase one-quai'ter of  an acre of land for a,site for a power plant  m 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 Discover} street, in the Town ��f Atlin,  thence in a westerly direction-" lOl^j; feet,  thence northerly 104K feet," thence oasterly  104l-{ feot, thence southerly 104K feet to  point of commencement, containing one  quarter of an acre more or less.  Dated at Atlin, B.C. this 23th day of  June, 1903.     ,. -     '  The British Columbia Power  & Manufacturing Co., Ltd.  je6-30d.  "JSJOTICE is hereby given that Sixty days  after date It intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner^of Lauds and Works  for permission to purchase the following  described tract of land in the Atlin distriot  for agricultural purposes: Commencing  at an initial post, planted about one "mile  north-east of Atliii Townsite, thence running east 40 chains, thence south 20 chains,  thouce �� est 40 chains, thence north 20 chains  to tho point of commencement, containing  bO acres more or less. ,  ' William McNern.  Dated at Atlin, B. C, this 22nd day of Juno  1903. Jno  27G0<1  Northern Lumber Compuuy, Limited.  NOTICE is hereby given that F. T. Trough-  ton has been appointed Managing Director  and Secretary Treasurer of the above  Company, in tbo placo of A. J.Bokor resigned, and will sign nil contracts and settle all  accounts for tho Company.  P. T. Troughton,   Secrotary.   O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. H. FORD        Prop.  Now occupy their new quarters next  to tho Hank of B. N. A., Firct Street.  Tho bathrooms are equally as good ns found  in cities.   Private Entrunco for ludies.  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S. . , Wm. Brown, CE.  WILKINSON ���& , BROWN  Provincial 'Land   Surveyors, &   Givil  Engineers*  Hydraulic   Mine  Ciiflinecrinn   n   Specialty Olhco, Peurl St., near Third St��� Ati.i>, U.C  , DRINK THE BEST  " N A M  TEA."  In Lead Packets oi >&-il�� Aiid i.-lb each.      > '  , '   >"' . For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &   Co.;. Wholesale Grocers,.Vancouver, B.C.  AND' HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French  Restaurant in   Connf*Gtiosi��  David Hastik, . Proprietor.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  A Boon to the Thirsty!  Drinks,  2 tor 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 Sals._"   ' Goods must be disposed of 'by July 1st.    l  /$���"' Hotel Building for Sale���No Reasonable Offer Refused.  ' " ;  E. P. Queen.  THE;\WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE.  * ^ ��� '  1 Pacific   and   Arctic   Railway   and Navigation Company,  British Columbia Yukon   Railway Company.'  British Yukon 1 Railway Company, ���  TiME TABLE.  ��� IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901,   Daily except Sunday.  No.SN. B.  2nd cluss.  8. 30 p. m.  10. 30 ���  11.40 a.m.  12- 20  No.l  N. B  1st class.    '  9. 30 a. m.   LY.    SKAGUAY  10.5'  AR.  No.   2. S. Bound      No. 4 S. Bound  1st class. " 2nd class.  11.00$    ���' ,.      WHITE PASS        ���  11.45      ��� ���      LOG CABIN  12.15)  12. 35 $ p.m BENNETT  '2.45   ,.' '2.10   ��� ���       CARIBOU  6.40   ��� 4.30   ��� AR    WHITE HORSE LV  Passengers must be at depots in timeto ha>e Baggage inspected and checked.    Inspection is stopped 30 minutes before leaving time of train.  150 potinds of baggage w ill be chocked free \i ith each full faro ticket and 75 pounds  with each half fare ticket. ��  4. 80 p  m.  AR  4.15 a  m.  3   05  3.00  .i  2. 10  2.10  ii  1j  1. 00 ���  1.35  1.15  p.m  M  12.20  p.m  11.50  a.m  1*  10.20  ,,  9  30  ,i  LV  7.00  J. G. Cornell.  lltigget ��/ml  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  Hoadtiuartors for Brook's stage.  Pine, tree fiotti.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DINING ROOM NOW OPEN,  Furnishing   The  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.-'   Good stabling.  Pellew-Harvey, Bryant,& Gilman  Provincial, Assayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890.   ��� *t>+   W. WALLACE GRIME & Co.;  Agents.  Largo or Small Samples forwarded for Assay  Hi). Sanuo, Proprietor.  TRY  J. D. DIME'S  FOR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS &. OILS  Atlin ft Discovery.  #  ..>'-T'.'-  T V?;  -' .t'  i.'i /M  \   'Hi 'I  .-tlcf  ' ',Jjra!  \M  vm  's;'''��tffl  hMl  ->m,\  ..v��,  ' ?*-  ���ft"  'il'i  \ A* I >     0'  Englaod's "Guinea-PigM  Aristocracy.  , We are all "ladies' and "gentlemen"  ROW, but the ladies ajid gentlemen then*-  wives���the bitterest enemies of the latter could not accuse the majority of  Jhem of 'being either the one or the other,  jays an English journalist. Shopkeepers  lell their goods, "Society" sell their  friends! The following advertisements,  vhich are quoted from a well-known  London newapapei, bear out the charge:  "A lady of title,' moving in the beat  London society, is prepared to introduce  t lady of means.' Luxurious home in tho  (Vest End; carriages kept. Terms must  ��e liberal. The highest references offered  ind taken. Address Box ���."  ' "A well-known lady,' tilled, is willing  to chaperon a colonial or American lady.  JVould instruct one unaccustomed to the  labits and 'behavior of good society.  Liberal terms required. Address, in cou-  adence, care of ���" '  ��� "A,lady���a member of one of the oldest county families, having a beautiful  flace in the country, would receive a,  roung lady during the winter months  md introduce lior to tlie society of the  aeighborhood. Good hunting, hospitable  tounty. An unique opportunity." ' .  "A West End dressmaker who desires  to extend her connection wishes to meet  Kith a flady, or ladies, who would introduce business. Liberal commission offered. ���' The strictest confidence may be  ��� relied upon. Address ���."  , ''An old-established firm of wine'iner-  jhants (city) is desirous of obtaining,  West' End - orders. A high percentage'  eiven to ladies or gentlemen introducing  business."  "To noblemen or gentlemen of position in society able to influence capital.,  1 large  sum wanted 'by an  old-established firm.    Genuine concern.   Particulars in confidence, through  ."  "A young lady, rich, desires to spend  the season in London, and "to be intro-  ��� luced to the best set in society. Would  toy handsomely for services rendered.  Idbsolute  secrecy  guaranteed.    Address  'Box ���.��  Our commercial friendships! ' Not content, with selling 'worthless shares, 01-  oonducted horses, impure wines and un-  smokalble cigars, the "ladies" and "gentlemen" of the day apparently sell each  other to middle-class aspirants for social  listinotion and to tradesmen! They  eompdain that their servants receive coro.-  missions, and accept commissions themselves! ��� Our selling-society is a combination of touts ,for all the tiades! That  Explains, perhaps, why London "lyociety"  has become an object of such general pur>  >uit; it is the only "gentlemanly" profession left, now that competitive examinations "bar the way  to  appointments  ,��md. sinecures under the Crown. -How  popular in the West End should be,the  ' well-known hymn as revised by Artemis  Ward:  "I want to be an agent,  ���   - And with the agents stand!" ,  Where they Missed it  It was their first baby.  The young mother was in a perfect  rapture.  It was on ugly baby, but she did not  know it  Happy young mother.        c  All of them are like her.  But the father had dark misgivings.  His salary was only two-ten a week,  and 'babies are expensive luxuries.  Her father was rich, but he had  frowned upon their union, and had heterodox and heretical notions as to supporting a son-in-law besides.  Cruel old man.  One day, when the baby was about a  month old, the father came home from  his desk in the city and found his wife  radiant. ^ *"  She Was not happy when the baby was  out of her sight.  "What is it, Jennie?" asked her husband gloomily, for ho was yet uncertain  as to the blessings conferred by the baby.  , He was also sleepy.  "Oh, Charlie," she chirruped, "I heard'  from papa to-day."  ,  Charlie looked gloomier than ever.  "Don't say anything, dear," she pleaded, for she knew her husband's opinion  Df her father. "He has heard of our  baby, and though he has not yet determined to forgive us, he has sent jis a  cheque for fifty pounds for dear baby'o  sake." i  At first the young husband's face lit  ap with pleasure, then it shadowed  again.  "Aren't you glad, Charlie?" she asked  with a quivering lip.  Then he smiled joyfully.  "Yes, darling," he whispered, "but whafc  i pity it wasn't twins."  Watered Stock.  A woodsman, said the New York  "Sun," was one day chopping a tree overhanging a stream, and, pausing in his  Work to flirt with a passing milkmaid,  ne dropped his axe into tho river.  Tho woodsman eat down comfortably  yd pro-weeded to bemoan his fate. Mer-  jLrj, hearing his lamentations, appeared  before him, and upon being informed of  tho loss of the axe, he at once dived  Into the water and brought up a golden  match et. >-  "Is that yours?" asked Mercury.  "No,"   replied   tho  man.  Mercury thereupon plunged into the  water for a second time and brought up  i silver hatchet. Again tlie man denied  that the axe was his.  Eor the third time Mercury disappeared under the water, and at laafc  brought up the very axe tliat the man  flod lost, which tho woodsman eagerly  shunned as his. ,  The god, being pleased with the man's |  KHMsty,  presented  him  with  tho gold  ind Bilver hatchets also.  The man told his friends about this  tad the'Mercurial Gold and Silver'Company was at once organized with a capital of a billion or so. They, bought up  ; ifl-tlje rivers, and ponds in the JJOMg-tay:  md honest woodsmen were employed in  Louble sliifts to drop iron axes into the  .vator and get gold .md silver ones for  iheir honesty. The stock paid very well.  That is the true derivation of the term  F-watered stock. As for the milkmaid  [the cause of it all), the woodsman very  properly married the girl.  "Did you give that woman two good  ggs for her five centb?" asked the  orner-grocer of the new hoy. "I did.  ar." "You're discharged. You should  Jive sold her two bad eggs, so that she'd  one back to kick, and give me a chance  o sell her a porterhousie steak."���Bol-  imore "News."  The Mother-m-I-aw.  Very HMIc is known of tiio origin of'  this species, writes Dorothy Dix in her  "Studies in Natural History." Many  people who have had; opportunity of  studying it at close' range belicvo  that, tho first one was the original  Serpent in Eden 'that put Eve up  to making trouble for Adam, and  that its descendants arc still at  work breaking up Domestic Paradises.  In confirmation of this theory, wliich is  held by many men of experience, it is  pointed out that the Mother-in-Law is  generally the First Aid to the Divorced,  and that in families where none is kept  the wife generally lives aiid,dies without  eating of the apple of  knowledge, and  ���finding out tliat she is, married to ft  Brute and is a Poor, Persecuted Angel.  ��� Generally speaking, the Mother-in-Law  b indigenous to Europe and America,  only ia few scattering ones, and those of  a feeble character, being found in Asia,  and none at all in Africa, which accounts  for the large immigration of recent yeans  to the latter country..  Naturalists have no trouble in placing  "the Mother-in-Law among tlie predatory  and' man-devouring animals, but much  difficulty has arisen in settling the exact  class to which it belongs, some students  contending tliat because of its mania for  putting its linger in everybody's pie it  pertains to the genus feminis intenned-  hs, while others hold that its arbitrary  temper and determination to rule the  roost indicate that it is a species of the  genus feminis henueckus. An eminent  authority, however, advances the opinion that while both of these theories are  true, they do not go far enough, and  that the Mother-in-Law is; perhaps, the  finest specimen extaait of the genus feminis stirup troublibus.  In appearance this strange animal is  what is described as ha id-featured, being  particularly noticeable for the sot of its  jaw and the fact that it presents, from  every aspeot, an unyielding appearance.  "It is generally of a black color, and it  ..bristles with bundles as a porcupine does  ,-with quills. Its voice is also of a peculiarly  grating  and  harsh ^quality,  and  "has tlie extraordinary power of affecting men's nerves to the extent of driving them' to drink, ' '  The ,chief characteristic of the Mother-  in-law is its inability to let people alone.  It can no more see a man and his wife  happily going their own way in peace  without wanting to throw a bomb'in  between them, than a dog can see a  horse grazing in a meadow without snapping at its heels. This is not intentional  mischief. It is just the nature of the  beast, and it can't help it. It is built  that way, with an insatiable mania for  butting into affairs where it is not wanted. No man can hope to run his house,  or play anything but second fiddle, who  keeps a Mother-in-Law on the premises.  As may be supposed, knowing the danger to which they will be exposed," and  seeing the fell fate 'that has befallen  their friends, no man desires to have  such a household pet, but so crafty and  foxy is the Mother-in-Law that it comes  upon him unawares, and the first thing  he knows one of these creatures is inalienably attached to his establishment.  A great many men are a;ble by strenuous  .labor to keep the wolf'from the door,  but comparatively few are ever able to  fight off a Mother-in-Law.  Let it not be thought, however, that  this 'bloodthirsty animal has been made  in vain. Not without reason is it well  called the Watch Dog of Monogamy, for  no man has such a horror of polygamy  as one who has a Mother-in-Law.  Napoleon's Housekeeping-  Book.  "The discredit that the tiara of Saita-  pharnes has brought on historical relics  spoiled the sale of the account-book of  Perron, 'maitre d'hotcl' of Napolean at  St. Helena. This very suggestive  and, I believe, authentic volume was  put up to auction at 400 fr., and  with difficulty worked up to 480  fr.," writes a Paris correspondent.  "Napoleon went over it once, a week,  signed it, and made any observations that  occurred to him on the margin. His hand,  always illegible, bec.ime a fearful scrawl  at Longwood. Montholon, his treasurer,  however, re-wrote the observations in a  legible hand, for Perron's direction. Ho  often dined on kid or lamb or mutton in  the early days of his captivity. He rejected fish on his doctor's advice. From  the middle of 1820 ho lived almost entirely on chicken <nid fruits, and occasionally had veal broth, with rice. The  price of cicryth.hi;y seems exorbitant.  . . . Pori on's accounts began in Janu-  ary, 1810, and ended on May 2, 1821. He  . lived to an old age. After his death all  his personal property was sold by his  grandchildren. A M. Dablin, a well-  known collector, who began by collecting  letters of Queen Victoria to Louis Philippe, which an 1848 mob cost out of the  windows of thejTualeries, bought the Perron occountjbook. It enables those who  have a little imagination to picture  faithfully 'Napoleon at home, at St. Helena.'  "This account-bcok confirms mo,in an  impression I have long had as to the  jerkiness of Napoleon's mind. The more  I learn of that mind the more wanting  in balance it seems to me. It runs in a  childish way from subject to subject,  shows a childish impatience of contradiction, and of all that stands in the. way of  ins ueoires. yue t>ee.-> una uispoaxDion Hi  slave-owners and'in persons who have,  without long preparation, won great  situations. Their caprices 'become1;their  masters. Napoleon had for his agents in  ministering to his behests the most  brainy people in Europe, and in his time  the least groovy and most spontaneous.  The handwriting throughout his life may  \i taken as a sincere exponent of his de-  Rsets of character and intellect. It looks  like a drunkard's scrawl. Could his forebears have ,been deep drinkers' of heady  wines? Perhaps. But, whether or not,'  the handwriting is jerky, unconnected,  utterly deficient in composure and mental dignity. I may even add that it be.  tray�� utter selfishness. Tlie wiiter is entirely led by impulse and never studies  the convenience of anyone else. Had ho  been considerate, he would have tried to  write legibly, and hi.s cfl'orts would have  been attended with some success.".  A Scientific'' Explanation. ,  He���Miss* Workman, I'm going to propose to you  She���Really, Mr. Phoxy,  I'm sorry, but��� lie���That we havo#  lome ice cream��� She���0! I shall be'  Relighted to��� He���Some evening when  the weather gets warmer.���Philadelphia  "Press."  Proud Father���My baby girl has been  learning to, talk Sot , six months now.  Experienced Father���Well, it will, take  her longer thaji that to learn not to. '  How Bret Harte Shocked His  Proofreader.  In the newly published "Biography of  Briyt Hart��" not the least interesting incident narrated is the revolt  of .the printer of the "Overland  Monthly" against the appalling profanity  of the editor in not merely accepting, but  in contributing to' its second number,  this Iblasphemous story. Bret Harte, as  the editor of the "new magazine, feeling  that it ought to have distinctively Cali-  fornian features, sent the manuscript of  "Tlie Luck of Roaring Oamp" <to the  printer. The printer, little suspecting  how monstrous" was the birth he was  asked to assist, passed it on to his staff,  who, mechanically, let us hope, set up  the type. The proofreader, a young lady,  was, therefore, the first, most unfortunately,'to read, or to begin to read, the  blasphemous production. When'she had  got over the first ribock, sftie hurried to  the printer, a' church member, even a  deacon, and complained to him of the  outrage to which-she had been subjected.  He, hardly believing his ears, or even his  eyes, hastened to the publisher, and laid  before hdm the proofs he should have sent  to the author and editor. Thus it happened th&t the editor was summoned to  account to the printer for his misdeeds���  a delightful Gilbertian inversion.  "The printer, instead of returning the  proofs to the editor and author,.submitted them to the publisher with tine emphatic declaration that the matter .thereof was'so''indecent, irreligious and improper that his -'proofreader���aTyoung  lady���Wad been with difficulty induced to  continue its perusal, and that he, as a  friend of tho publisher and a well-wisher  of the magazine, was impelled to present  to him personally this shameless evidence  of the manner in which the editor was  imperilling the future of that enterprise."  But what, you ask, so horrified the  young person? Why simply the scene  where Kcntuck, after reverently fondling  the infant, said: "He wrastled with my  finger, the d d little cuss."  When she .came to this appalling passage, the proofreader, like Franoeaca,  "read no more that day." Dear old  James Playn used to relate that in. private letters to tlie editor of an American magazine to -which he contributed,  he used to send the current club stories,  which were perhaps more shocking even  than this extract from "Tlie Luck of  Roaring Camp;" it was not, however, till  he had supplied regularly for seven years  these club delicacies that his correspondent wrote at last to inform him tliat  she was a lady! "I give you my word,"  added Payn, "I blush even now in  bed when I think of her seven years'  long-suiTering!" But to return to the  criticism of the prudish proofreader, who  recalls Molicre's satiie on "people whose  ears are more chaste than all the rest of  their bodies," Brctllarte's answer to it  in'his defence of his habit of holding up  to admiration "a man of,one virtue and  a thousand crimes" La most effective. He  wrote:  "The author has been repeatedly cautioned, kindly and unkindly, intelligently and unintelligently, against his alleged tendency to confute recognized  standards of molality by extenuating  lives of recklessness, and often criminality, with a single solitary virtue. Of all  the various forms in which cant presents  itself to suffering humanity, he knows of  none so outrageous, so illogical, so undc-  inonstraible, so marvelously absurd as  the cant of .'too much mercy.' When it  shall be proven to him that communities  aro degraded and bi ought to guilt and  crime, suffering or destitution, from a predominance of this quality; when he shall  see pardoned ticket-of-leavc men elbowing inenof austere lives out of situation  and position, and the repentant Magda-  leno supplanting the blameless virgin in  society, then he will lay aside his pen  and extend his hand to the new dracon-  ian discipline in fiction. But until then  he will, without claiming to be a religious man or a moralist, but simply as an  artist, reverently and humbly conform  to the rules laid down by a Great Poet,  who created the parable of 'Tlie Prodigal Son' and 'The Good Samaritan'���  whose works have lasted 1,800 years, and  will remain When the present writer and  hia generation are forgotten."  Adin:rer::;:^Dbn,r'yirtr~rrTn-tr jrm,- ;,' j.  Jwo rather unreasonable to expect me to  iake you to a ball, stay awake until  four o'clock and then get up at eight to  fo to, niy work? Young Lady���I may  . oe a little unreasonable," but it's perfectly brutal of-you.' to mention it.-���New  York "Weekly."  "My husband has ceased to love me."  ' "How; do you know?"   "I can't main  Josh Green���Thcr, 'Mandy, is a fire'  escape. 1_ don't know ez I kin explain  "���xaclly how th' ll/rc escapes down th��  dinged thing, but s'pose it works,on th'  principle uv a lightnin'-rod.���"Leslie's  'Weekly." '     '���  An Awkward Distinction.' ���  Mr. Hanks���I wish you'd come and dine  with us to-morrow, Jimson. There'll,  anly be four of us���two very nice fellow*  -and yourself.���"Pick-Me-up."  Urbs Devoratrix.  Ml  the sorrow In tho world,       '   ,.  X.11  the,blighted souls,  MI  who  strive In  the' dark,  I. the green of the fields,  .',  the freshness of the God-given wind*,  j, the stretch of upland, the dip of valley,  "all,   cair to  mine  own.  tfy robbed . breast  cries, x  Uy dry,   hot  eyes stare 'afar  Po the dark city-gulf.  She,   the  scarlet wolf,  Has my beloved,  ind lone I  mourn through tho whispering pines, <,  ,  .'JMay  God  restore."  t Here is a Booker ,T. Washington  "divorce story:���  "Brother Turner's just been divorced  from his wife." said Brother ,Srriith.  "Is dat so?"        '  "Yaah! The Jedge done gone and  give him his freedom this morning. ,.  1 "Whar's   he "now?"   .  "Giving his-freedom to Martha John-  'ston. '��� She's   Sister   Turner 'by ���/ this  time." '���      '-        d   1'  .       ���      �� ,  A Missouri woman sat up till 1  o'clock the other night waiting for her  husband to come home. Then she  gave it up and went upstairs, only to  find him in bed fast asleep. " His deception," as she called it. made her so  mad that she didn't speak to her husband for three days.    ,  �� i  r."Say,. doctor, what's that last, $3  item in your bill for ?"  "Let me see. Oh, yes; I gave you  a thorough examination on that day.  Don't you  remember "  "Sure I remember. But do vou  suppose IJm going to pay you for thst  when you took up an ftaur of my time  and then couldn't find anything the  matter with me, after all ?"���Buffalo  Express.  -      ��  Automobilist���You say I'm under  arrest for going at an unlawful speed ?  Why, my good man, I wasn't running  more than ten miles an hour at any  time before my machine broke down.  .- Constable���That's all right, but how  about after ycr old machine did break  down. Why, that explosion threw  some of the pieces at least forty feet  in the air at a bpecd of not less'n fifty  miles an hour both goin' an' comin'. I  timed the thing, and I guess I oughter  know.���New York Sun.  ������������  According to Senator Bailey of Texas, there was in that State a Judge  who had been robbed of a horse, and  before whom the thief, when apprehended, was brought for trial. His  Honor eyed the prisoner with deep  satisfaction for a minute or so, and  then delivered himself of the following :  "Owing to a personal prejudice the  court will not hear this case. _ It will,  however, be tried by the bailiff, who  will find a verdict in accordance with  the facts and the law. In the meantime," he added impressively, "the  court will go outside, bend a rope, and  pick out    a good tree."���New   Yoik  Times.  ��  "You look like a man who is fast  going to the dogs."  "Do I, leddy? Den my looks is de-  ceivin'. I goes frum de dogs much  fastcr'n I goes to 'em. Dere don't  happen to be none on dese premises,  I hope, mum?"���Kansas City Journal.  "So you belong to the Don't Worry  Club?" ���      , t      ���  "I do, and I'm glad of it, although  my membership compels mctp take a  few chances."  "In what way?"  "I had to quit looking at the gas  meter and weighing my ice."���Washington Star. _  Warden���He was the coolest and  most thoughtful convict that ever  broke jail. ��������� T' .''���-'';  Jenkins���That so? . ..  Warden���Yes. He left behind him a  note to the Governor of the State, beginning: "I hope you will pardon me  for the . liberty'���'I'm.y:taking."���Daily  ;:America^T >v:T- T.dd;T;::::i-.dTdd!, ���  Women and hinance.  - Several financiers  aiid ��� bankers  were  seated in the restaurant of a London hotel one evening during the past week,,  and the conversation turned upon, peculiar incidents in banking, life.  One of them remarked:  "A very comical occurrence, took place >������  at our .bank recently. 'A lady who is well  known in the city as a businesslike little  body carries an account with us which  was*recently overdrawn to tlie extent of  about thirty pounds.   We sent her the  jsual  notice  that  she "had   overdrawn ���  *and asked her to come down and settle  up.   As I said, she is as business womoa  from the word 'go,' and the next morning she appearedl at tlie 'bank and hand-  sd  one of'our men a cheque  for  the  amount she had overdrawn."'  - "Well, where's the point to that narrative?" asked someone, after the banker  had presumably ended his story.  ,    "The point," said the banker, "lie* in  the fact that the cheque by which she ���  proposed to pay her overdraft was drawn ���  on  our   institution,   the  very 'bank  on  which she h��d overdrnwii'hcr account." ,  Another banker 'chimed in with:  "You should have seen the young lady  .who -\isited our bank jiu��t before Christ-  mns. She had 'been given a cheque foj a  Bring amount by her father as aidhrist-  inas gift. She passed it to the paying  feller, who 'handed it hack to her with  tho curt announcement:  "'You'll have to endorse this.'  "'Why, itda Christmas present from  papa/ said the young lady; somewiiat  embiinii'jt.ssed.   ', , ' ���'  "'Well, write your lumic on the back,' -  responded the teller.   '  "Tlie young woman wont to one of ttte  public desks, wrote a few words on Vb/m^  buck   of  tho cheque,  returned, and triumphantly handed the paper to the t��i- ��  ler.    What, sjhe had  written was, 'P*{w>  to Grace, Christmas, 1002.'-"  Very Fine Indeed.  An "Irishman, who  was to return to- '  his native land by a'certain steamer, ar-.  rived on the pier just as She was staring���in fact, she    was alroady  on the;  .move. '   '  Taking**, flying^cap he covered the i��-.  tervening space of. six or eight feet at'�� '  >ound, but tripped on alighting, -a<nd hi*1  .lis head/temporarily stunning himself^   ' "  ��� When he ��ane to, the vesel was '��^  xmple of hundriM yards out at sea. ' ''  ."Be jabers!" he exclaimed, not reaJi��-J-  ng what had 'happened, 'Vhat a moightyj  loine jump!"���Ex.  A'Way to P.revent Panics.  , "With   the  arrival .of  Whitsuntide  the  'Fire Exhibition at,Earl's Court has settled into Its stride, and all the side-shows  are running strongly.   None is going bet-, .  ter than the fire display In the Empress  Theatre, which has improved almost out  of knowledge In compression and  effect- -  Its principal features have already been ,���  described   in   The   Daily.  Graphic.     The  curtain lifts on a view of two streets'run-  [\ 00 NOT   BE  ALWmED  "����       at THE    CRt   of frlftty/1\  it v*   Part o? v*\t  Perform m"��ce  <^S��n����13^IM'.Ot3!ie��Ki^ffi��^  V  nlng to an apex In the middle of the  stage. At the corner is a big stone house,  with closed shutters and drawn blinds,  and In the distance the lighted clock of  some municipal buildings announces tho  hour as close on midnight. This hypothesis receives support from other appearances of the street. A 'palace of  varieties' at another corner pours out Us  assorted crowd���people in evening dress  from the boxes, and.people who are going home on the last omnibus. Hansoms  and four-wheelers go by ; the men with  the potato-can and the travelling colTeo-  stall take up their nightly positions; the  policemen go by In single file to tako up  their midnight beats. But while a cabman is still haranguing his fare, there is  a glow at a blind of the corner house,  and then a cry of "Fire !" The sudden  crowd of London streets assembles : the  glow at the windows dies out and springs  up again, and there Is a auick crash of  glass. The fire spreads with a rapidity  which Is explained on the ground that  the corner house Is a fancy goods warehouse, and as a policeman breaks the  front door open a crowd of serjiming  girls pours out. This ii but the prcluda  to a realistic -presentation of a London  fire, with every incident that can m:ike  such a scene dramatic, and avery on ur-,  tenance that can prevent it from becoming a tragedy tin own In. Vire engines,  the short escape and the long escape, the  rescued women nnd tho cheering crowd,  tho cool firemen, the hard-worked r^'Hco-  mon���the whole scetio Is 11 triumph of  realism, nnd a better stnge-mannged  crowd or more exciting effects have never  been produced In any llie.itro,"  The foregoing from Tho P.-tllv Graphic  Is iiccoinpnnii'd bv mIcc-IcIich of the per-  forrnnnco^. Including the accompanying:  one, showing how tho nudlonci'S nr<�� prepared beforehand for the thrilling act.  Football in Ecuador.  While our ship was lying In the Gulf  of Guayaquil, In Ecuador, a few degrees  won Hi of the l2i|iintor. s;iys The London  .Dally Graphic friiii whli'li tiio accompanying illustration is tnki.Mi, some of our  men. with nn udmir.iUU' zeal for sport  under all circumstances, took a football  rishoif to punt about after thoy had  bntht'd. Several of the natlres gathered  round to watch the pioccedlngs, and arret- a short time started to participate by  kicking the ball back when it came near  tlioni. Some English residents explained  the rudiments of Ihe g.imu <o the nn--  lives. They entered into tho spirit of tho  thing at once, and a m itch was ot'ifr.n-  lzod. Convenient palm trees were chosen  as goil posts, and tho Oufiyuii.illlans.  having divested them solves of all bu: a  loin cloth and sandals, !:lcked off, A sandy  plain, covered with large boulders, does  not make an Ideal ground, and a temperature of about 100 degrees in the shndu  Is not Ideal footer weather���(the homo  team had the advantage of knowing both>  ���but the game went oft splondtdly. or  course, they knew nothing of "hands or  "offside," and their combination was distinctly lacking, but as far as speed was  concerned the bluejackets could not get  near them.- However; skill told, and in  the twenty, minutes, which was as long  as our men could ; stand, the navy managed to win by four goals to nil. 'Haa  the game gone on the homo team couiu  oertaJnly have claimed-a draw, tor they  would have been able to walk to our goal  over the melted remains of their oppon-  ���enta. ������;.'. :-.: !dd^Jd'^dp-��� '  I  if  'if  n gwtr-^av mitxvnmif a*:'*z ix Ktiw.-y ��|*$<*S����--/ ��0^��^>��  fpturvaaraai  To Set Her Free  By Florence Warden  Author' of ?The Hoose in the Marsh," "A Princa ��rf Darkness,*  etc, eta  I  m  I  "Who are yoiii" said Norma at last,  koarscly.   "Aic you Lottie, or are you  '" not?" ' i ,     '      ,       ,    .  "Lottie!" echoed.Mr. Capper, start-  \n". "Wliy, no, this is her sister, Mrs.  i?inch." .   - .. ...  Trembling more than ever, the guilty  woman looked down; unable to meet the *  lawyer's stern eyes. '     t       .    , .     1,   ���'  Norma, still with her eyes fixed on tlicj,,  worn, pretty face before her, said, in a  low voice: ''She came to me, saying she  was  Lottie.    Oh, why' did you do JtT  How could you t"d'        "  Mr. Capper came forward quickly.  "What!   Whatl" said he.   "Is this the  *    fcottom of the mystery, then? .Your sister is  dead,  and you personated hcrT  ,    you dared tot" ��� ���   :,.    ' -. /  Mrs. Finch ,sank,, trembling, into a  ihair. "' .  "I'm sorry, I'm sorry," she murmured  brokenly, "indeod I'vo never had a peaceful day or night since. Don't think I  have had anything but misery fiom the  misery I'vo caused you I    Oh, dear, oh,  r*carl '' . �����.  v  1    And she  covered her face with  her  hands and burst into tears.  "What on earth put this wicked, infamous plot into your head?" asked Mr.  Capper presently. >        ���     ���      ,   .,   ,  ,     ��� dOh,  it wasn't my doing,  indeed it  wasn't.   I should never have thought of  doing such a thing by myself.   It was  Prank Wharles suggested it���"  "Ahl    The doctor!   I thought sol"  "He  was  very  hard  up,  and  at  his  Twits'  end for money.    He  and  Fanny  IS were always extravagant.   And it seems  li Lady Darwen���"  she  glanced  up ask  ance, not liking to meet Norma's eyes���  '   "said something to him, the first time he  ' saw her, that made him think she be-  Keved Lottie to be alive.   And then he  said the  idea rushed into his'head, of  what a good thing he could mako out of  h if only he could induce her and Sir  \    Astley to believe that was true."     ������  Norma, uttered a faint exclamation.  "Oh," cried .she, "then it was you I saw  '    at Oxford* . Why did you go there, and  follow him as you did, and run away  when you saw me?   Making me think  there was something .wrong ?",  "Why," said Mrar Finch, ^ drying her  eyes, and speaking freely, as if she found  confession a great relief, "I went to Ox-  - ford, when I found Sir Astley was .there,  to beg him to help my mother and me a  little. I knew very, well we had ne  right to expect any assistance from him,  after the way Lottie had behaved, but  he is so good-hearted, and we were so.  hard up that I thought I would ven-  ,    ture.'"  "Then what made you shy at the last  Moment f"  "Why, when I heard you, a lady, ask  * for him," I thought it would not do for  me to intrude, and I went away.   And  "    then I followed you both one evening,  toying-to  screw my courage    up, but  afraid it would be of no use, since he was  c   already married to someone else, so that  he would feel there was no tie, even the  ���lightest, between us   and   himself any  longer.    So I went away from Oxford  without speaking to ftim."  "If only you hadn't done that!" sighed  Norma., "That was the beginning of the  ^ whole miserable affair. I wondered  whether his wife was really dead after  mil, and when Dr. Wharles said some-  , thing about her, I asked tho question  Which unluckily put this wicked plot into his head!"  '1  can't   understand how  you,  Mrs.  Finch, could ever have lent yourself to  such a business," "said Mr. Capper, very  sternly.  She burst into tears again.  "You don't know how ashamed of my-  Self I felt over it," she said, with ller  ead bent down, wiping her eyes. "I  was over-persuaded; my sister and her  husband were in fear of nothing'less than  ruin: my mother was not well, and I  hadn't money enough to get her the little luxuries shei likes. And so, and so���  when the doctor urged and coaxed, and.  even tlneatened, I���t���gave way, and  eame here, and���and passed myself off  as Lottie."  "But you tried to get into his room!  'And if he had seen you, you' would  have been found out!" said Norma.  Mrs. Finch looked up.  "I knew very well you'd never let me  / Bee him," she retorted.   "I only pretended to want to go in, because if 1 hadn't,  you'd havo thought there was something  wrong."  "Well, if the plot wasn't of your de-  rising, you took very nicely to deception!" remarked Mr. Capper, dryly.    '  She made a lecklcss gesture with her  right hand.  ' "Since it had to be done, it was as  irell to do it thoroughly," she said. "And,  I suppose there's deceit in the blood or  all tho family. One thing I 'must tell  f ou, though"���and she turned earnestly  to orma���"I very nearly broke down  and confessed everything when you took  me into your room and were so kind to  me. If you hadn't been called away you  r- would have known everything in another five minutes."  Norma sighed. It all seemed like a  slghtmarc that she had gone through,  ind she was tiying to understand that  the was now wide awake.  "And the letter," she asked suddenly,  "the letter that Astley received, and was  rare was written by your sister, was that  �� forgery?"  "No," said Mrs. Finch. "It was not.  When the idea of making up this story  I  :ame' into Frank Wharles' head, you  'emember that he went to Lcnmington,  is he said to find out the,truth?"  "Yes."  "Well, what he really wanted was to  tee us, especially my mother, and to  make sure of having a good, sound story,  that had no weak points. And-he rummaged among the things Lottie had left  behind, her desk, and her cupboards, and  he'found this old,letter, one of tho  icorcs she used to write and i,then never  tend.   If you remember, it said just this:  ���fTflrytnr^bTgfvwnKrfoi my deceit?*'*'"  "Yes, I remember."      ' '  "Well, ��he  meant deceit of  another  kind, something that could havo been  proved against her." ,  "What a mass of trickery!" cried Mr.  tapper impatiently.     >   , -  Norma sat silent, ehilled with horror  ml 4sgust in the midst of tho relief she  ���Then'this unlucky Rogersen," said  Mr. Capper, "was murdered, I suppose,  beoauM he knew too mueh, and threatened to tell."  "Ye* Poor Tom RogeTaon! Hs was  really fond of Lottie, and���well, I don't  want to say anything about either of  them but just this. Tom Rogerson knew  that Lottie was dead, and when he heard  how Sir Astley was being tricked, he  said it was a shame, and he should let  him know the truth. I don't say his  motives were, altogether disinterested:  poor Tom-didn't like' work, and ho  guessed that Sir Astley, would 'be 'grateful for any information whiehi put an  end to his anxiety. iSo he came to Black-  dale, and called at the doctor's house,  and I believe there was a dreadful scene.  But Tom stuck to his intention, and said  he would meet Sir Astley, and tell him  everything. And���-and���-you know what  happened/' she added in a low voice.  There was silence for a space. Then  Mr. Capper, who had been standing on  the hearthrug with his hands behind  him, walked" forward a few steps on the  way to the door., ,  "Sir Astley must know of this,", he  said. < - ,  *" Mrs; Finch started again. ,   -  -��� "Sir Astley! ;He isn't anywhere near,  is het il thought he was in London!"  eried she in alarm. ,.,,  "I. don't know exactly Avhere <he  is,  'but he' certainly isn't in London," said.  -Mr. Capper, with his fingers on the door  handle.  ��� "Then I must go. I couldn't meet him,  I wouldn't.   And nor would my mother!"  ."How came you to have the impudence  to put in an appearance^here, and to engage to bring your sister, when you knew  .you couldn'tV'asked the lawyer abruptly.  "We thought���mother thought���we  could say she'd-run away. And then���  why we were going to chance what happened," said Mrs. Finch desperately.  'The truth is, we have been living in  such a state of misery' and anxiety, always afraid of being found out, and  wretchedly poor, because nearly all^ Sir  AstleyV money went to Frank and his  wife, that we didn't know what to do.  And when we were told we must come  here, we were quite glad of an excuse for  a change from the life'we'd been leading.  And I suppose, sooner or later, now that  ���well, now that Frank Wharles has got  into this terrible plight, I suppose we  should have confessed everything, and  thrown ourselves on,Sir Astley's mercy."  "I don't think you deserve much,  frankly," said the lawyer, with a grim  expression of face. j>  "I���don't���think���we do," sobbed Mrs.  Finoh. "And now, oh, do let us get  away before Sir Astley comes, do, do let  us!   I wouldn't face him for the .world!"  "You could face him at Leamington  though, and with a lie," said Air. Capper  sternly. "By the by," he went .on, with  a puzzled face, "how did you manage to  pass yourself off to him as your sister?  You are not very like her, and���and,  why, surely you were 'with me all tho  time!"  Mrs. Finch hung her head.  '"It was my mother���you know she is  very like Lottie���she pretended to "be  she. And m" the darkened room, where  you couldrijt see how much older she was,  and with Ionic of the hair poor Lottie  used to wear peeping out from under her  cap, I myself thought she looked wonderfully, horribly like her!"  'Oh, trickery, trickery,  thy name  Is  womanl" muttered Mr. Capper. "There,  go away, if you like. I don't suppose' Sir  Astley will be particularly anxious to  see either of you!"  But Norma stopped her.  "1 think you'd oetter see him," she  said quietly. "He may have soyic questions to ask, and you owe it to him, as  I think you'll admit, tfo give him all the  poor satisfaction you can. I don't think  you need be afraid of liis not treating  you even more generously than you havo  any right to expect."  "Very well," said Mrs. Finch, who was  completely broken, very contrite, shy  and miserable. "I'll go upstairs and see  my mother, if I may, and then I'll come  down and wait wherever you tell me to."  She went quickly past them, and ran  upstairs.  "Do you think we shall ever see her  againt Or will she steal away before he  comes!" asked tforma.  The lawyer shrugged his shoulders taa  he drew on his gloves.  "Impossible to say," he said; "Could  anyone predict with certainty anything  thou* wretched  women would do?"  "Do you know," whispered Nonha as'  she accompanied him to the door, "1 feel  rather sorry for her, just as I did before,  when I thought she was���the other woman. She seems so unhappy, so miserably, horribly ashamed!"  "So She ought to be," retorted Mr.  Capper quite fiercely, as he started in  search of Astley.    ' , .    ,,  Norma tried to sit still in the drawing-room until they came back; but she  round it an* impossible feat. Wild  thoughts, hopes, fancies, danced in her  brain. 'Bhe could not believe her good  fortune, and was forced to toiment herself by. imagining thai Astley had grown  tired of her, that he would rather have  had Lady .Myfanwy for a wife than the  wayward, wicked little, girl whose life he,  bad saved.' ,       '       ,       t '   :'  And then, while she was still wandering up and down,'up and down, listening with'pained ears to Mrs. Finch's  sighs as she" sat in the library, ready to  rush out . .id make confession, there was  a tap'at the window, and Astley, trembling, pale indeed, but with bright eyes  and a different look on his face fiom  the hopeless expression he had recently  worn, demanded admission.'  Norma flew to  shut the inner door,  Ihich she had leffopen, listening for his  mg, believing that he would come in by  the portico entrance. ��� '  ' Mr.1 Capper  had   discreetly   left   the  fcronet to come across the lawn by himself ; and the next moment Normaf unfastened the window, and,husband and  wife were in each other's arms."  "My wife, my wife at last! Didn't I  tell-you it would come true?" murmured he into her ear. ^  "Oh, Astley, is it true? Can you believe it? Do you love me? Aren't you  "r��<{ of me?   Oh, it's too much, it's too  much joyl"  /But the young baronet had not many  minutes to spare at that time for his  newly-found wife. - There was 'another  sentiment, a less tender one, in his heart.  Ihe* resentment which, in the woman,  hras instantly swallowed up in happiness,  burned high in his breast against tho,  two women who had so readily joined  ' the scoundrelly doctor in the conspiracy  against him. *  " He went straight to the library, on  hearing' that Mrs. Finch was there, not  'apparently heeding Norma's prayer that  he would not'be haish. But she need  not have been afraid. Emmeline_ Finch  was so abjectly miserable that it was  impossible for a kind-hearted man to do  anything but let her off easily: and the  end of it was, that though'he bade her  follow her mother out of the house, and  never come there again, he promised  them a small allowance to free them  from the monetary troubles which beset  them.       '    >! rt "  ' "And you were, a very silly woman,"  he added by way of postscript, as she left  the house, "not to apply to me at Oxford  boldly, and save all this horror."        '  Then he'wentback, and as the two sat  together by the, fire, too solemnly happy  to talk * much; the door v opened, (and  there burst in upon them not only Mr.  r Capper, but Jack Wyersdale .and Miss  Brown, and Lady Myfanwy.-  "You've got to invite us to dinner,  Lady f'Darwen, and( let" us drink your  health in the most solemn' manner!"'  cried Jack, who was 'crazy with delight  at the news which' Mr. Capper, had imparted on meeting them returning from  a> drive. ' ���  "Why, you ought not to be glad, you  know," said Norma, mischievously to  -him, in an undertone, while the others-  talked. "You seem to forget that you  gave*me to understand that you were  desperately in love with me yourself."  "Ah, well,sso I was, so I was," said  Jack, with a boisteious, boyish laHgh.  "That is, I was as long as 1 thought I  had a chance. But I'm not one of those  fellows who" can sit and sigh for a wo-,  man who won't have anything to say to  them," he added with, a man-of-the-  world air. "So I say honestly, I'm not  jealous of Astley, not a bit." '  "And you'll marry Miss Brown, and  live happy ever after," suggested Norma,  laughing.   , v.  "Well, perhaps I shall. I think  tI might do worse. She's a very decent  sort of girl���for an American!" said  Jack loftily, as he twirled���nothing, and  tried to persuade himself that it^vas a  moustache.  Even Lady Myfanwy was nice. She  had indeed taken a fancy to Astley, and  would not have been soiry ,to console  heiself and him, if circumstances had  permitted it. But, now that there was  no doubt he was happy in the safe possession of a wife with whom he seemed  thoroughly content, there was nothing  left but to make the best of it, and to  accept the inevitable in the shape of a  new and amiable neighbor, with a good  grace. >-  lThe young people positively refused to  go back home to dinner, although they  were warned that no preparations had  been made for anybody. So after a little waiting, and much tribulation on the  part of the housekeeper, some sort of repast was spread for them all, and Jack  made a speech at what he persisted in  calling the wedding breakfast, although  it was pointed out to him that there was  ho breakfast and that the wedding was  an old affair.   '  It was all the same to him. He  thought that he shone as a speech-maker, and he was eloquent in the extreme.  And they all had a pleasant evening,  clouded from time to time by certain uncanny recollections of the past, of the  tragedy wliich had so recently taken  place, and ef the further tragedy that  was to come.  It came sooner "than they expected  Dr. Wharles was arrested at Liverpool  as he and his wife were about to sail  for America. But the wily doctor escaped the gallows. "Probably he had  been prepared for some such contretemps as this. For he had not been in  the handa of the police ten minutes before ho contrived to swallow poison, and  in' half an hour he was dead, in spite of  every effort which was conscientiously  made to save him.  Mrs. Wharles disappeared from the  sight of her mother nnd sister, and no  one in Blackdale ever knew what became  of her.  Poor Ned Raggett, though not exactly half-witted, never entnely, recovered  his normal wits after a relapse occasioned by the excitement of the adjourned  inquest. He was taken on at Tho  Haigh for such light work as he cared  tp do, and remained for many years the  one sad reminder of a hideous tiagedy.  '- Astley and his wife lived a, very quiet  life, as if they never quite recovered the  youthful zest of life after the anxieties  those dreadful weeks laid upon' them.  But they were, happy, even happier than  gayer couples, and Norma's gentle manners endeared her to her husband's ten-  ants and friends, as much as her earnest efforts to make him as happy as  mortal could be endeared her to him.  And when, five years later, they were  present at the wedding of Jack (now  grown into "Reginald") Wyeisdale and  Sadie Brown, the "best wish anybody  could give the young people was that  they should be as happy and devoted a  couplo as the baronet and his wife, who  had made their'way to happiness through  such a veritable sea of tioubles.  , (The End.), <f     , _  A Sensitive Man.  "Ah! good morning," said ra well-  known gentleman, addressing a ,man  whom he met in the street.  "How arc you, Colonel?"  - "Look here," ,the first speaker,' after a  short pause, continued, "cyery day I discover additional  evidences of  the  fact  that you do not like me.   Why is it?",  "Do you mean ,why you discover the  evidences or why I do not like you?" ,  "Why you do not like me, of course."  "Well, in the first place,'you are such  anf outrageous liar."  ' "Yes."      M"  "And,'in the second place, it has bee��  proved that you are a thief."  "Well," said-the Colonel, "I,merely,  wanted to know, and it strikes me that  your reasons are very good. I am a sensitive'man, and it nettles me to think  that anyone dislikes me without a causa.  I am glad you have "expressed yourself  .... - .     i  She   was   a  beauty   tin il  irreKulamitui  peculiar to her  sex brought nn  that dread d>s  pepsia   arid  K^n  eral miserj  But there is certainty of cure for  her  THE GREAT  %* SOUTH  AMERICAN;  NERVINE    ,  WILL FIRST FEED  Bar ShatteredNerves; then strengthened by It they will put every vital s  organ to work vlgorousl). The Hver  will do Its share, the heart will haro  blood to pump, tho nerves will be quiot.  The Woman will b�� beautiful again.  Mrs. James Edge, Post-Mistress, of  Edge Hflll, Ont, writes >  "I have hod indigestion and dyspepsia  for nearlyten years At times I could  eat nothing. After taking two bottles  of South American Nervlua I was entirely well and am in perfect health  Ttt Great Soath Amwicu KIJmt Cart dissolves and washes out waste matter at  once from kidneys and  bladder, and  ''simultaneously begins the building up  ,' of new tissues.   Relief In six hours.  ��,  Dogs In Hamburg are taxed according to size.'   The bigger the tog, thr -  higher,the tax.   ,,.   ^ - ir., v. ,Z "_      t^tf  There are* thre�� different railway,"-  gauges'in Australia���3 feet 6 inches, ;  t ttt g % laches and 6 teat 8 inchea.    ,  -JSSwl  ��  .*  $*  %*''/*  I  h (I  ��  Jf  -Ok  so clearly."  ������������'Mirsriiv'  Mainly About People.  The minister called at a certain Oania-,  flian home-just-after lie had come to has  new pastorate. >,The small hoy was present long before his mother came.down-  Btaars to greet the dominie. Trying to  be cordiaJ, the minister said, "How old  are you, my little man?" *Tm five at.  home, six in school a/nd three ��n the  oars," was the delightful reply.  - P. T. Baxnum was a great 'practical  joker. ��� On one occasion he notified the  .dealer from whom  he bought a large  "amount of supplies that half the pepper  he sent him was peas. The dealer indignantly -denied the charge, and quite a  ,vrona correspondence followed, it being  finally ended by 'Barnum, who enquired  w&ether. half the letters^in. the word  "pepper" were mot p's. ' v " ' ,  On April Fool's day, the audience at  an amateur dramatic performance in the  Na.val Academy at Annapolis was startled when one of the instructors made,  his appearance before the curtain aJbout  the time "the performance was to begin,  laid Bolemnly aainouncedj/J'1, wish to  maike as announcement����� very sad announcement. Under the circumstances it  scarcely seems fitting that the entertainment'-should proceed. .Word has jus*  been received that one of the navy's ves-  sels has gone down with ail on boaxd!  A hurih of horror followed this gravely,  delivered speech, for most of those in the  tfudienoe were connected-by close family  ties with the navy. "What was- the  name of the vessel?" came a voice from  the rear of the hall. "The submarine  boat 'Holland,'" replied the instructor,  as he dodged and made_a hasty exfo ,...  , A correspondent of the London 'Out-.,  look" tells a story which he heard Lord  Dufferin relate of Sheridan Le Fanu:  Sheridan's father���the Archbishop of1  Meath���-was a great stickler foa: punctuality, a regard his son did not share.  One morning young Sheridan, then about  eight years old, de&cended unusually late  for bieakfaat, and was met at the door  by his father, watch "in hand. "Is this  right, sir; is this right?" demanded the  prelate in stern tones. "I don't know,  sir," sreplied Sheridan, looking at the  watch and protending to think the question applied to it and not to his conduct,  "but'I rather think it's fast." For this  Impertinence young Sheiidan was condemned to write an essay on "The Three  Ages of Man." Here is what he wrote:  "There are three ages of man: First���  When he is engaged in planning every  conceivable mode of wickedness. This is  known as the age of innocence. Second  ���When he is putting his ncf.uious plans  Into operation. This is cilled the prime  of manhood. Thiid���When lie becomes  anxious about his soul and turns to religion.   This is dotage."  1 Thomas A. Edison if- of the opinion  that it was'anger that first turned him  'toward inventing the incandescent light.  That was, of course, in the early days,  and Edison was then quite tho inventor  that one reads of���poor, enthusiastic,  never dcoping. Ho lived in a small house,  innocent of anything 'approaching a laboratory; scientific apparatuses were in  every room, and all the money went for  experiments. Then, one .day, came the  crisis in the guise of the collector for  the gaa company. He had been to the  house often, but Edison, hardly heeding  his calls, had waved him away, saying,  "I)on't bother me." On this last call  the collector's instructions were peremptory. He must turn off the gas. "But,  man," protested Mr. Edison, "I can't stop  this experiment to-night. I'll pay the  bill, of oour"-. I didn't know about It.  I must finish this work with no interruption." But the ma/n was a gas collector and the lights went out. "That  night, ae I sat helpless in the darkness,"  ' says the gre<ut inventor, 'T swore a deep,  K>lemn ind far-reaching oath that I  would put all the gas companies in the  world out of business. ' I haven't dono  quite that, hut I did the best I could."  "Id  1^  'Ml  FOLLOWING H  And you see where it's leading  him.   He has Catarrh, breeder of  , Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Consumption. '  , A package of Dr. Aonsw's Catar*'  rhal Powder will save mm, >  Relief instant,   cure  constant.  Relieves-Colds and Catarrh, * and*  cures Headache in ten minutes.  ��� ���       ��� i  Thomas Waterman, of BrldgewaUr,  vLunenburg County, Movafacotia, states:  "In consoanencs of a cold, I contract-  ' ed a case of acute Catarrh I could not  breathe any more. I snuffed some of  Dr. Agnewrs Catarrhal Powder and instantaneously roy nostrils were free. I  could hardly believe that anything  could act so quickly."    For all skin diseases and for piles, Dr.  ,  Agnaw's Ointment is rightly regarded  by many of the medical fraternity as the  surest, simplest, quickest cure.  "��� The relief is instant and the cure permanent in every such case PrlM,33c. OT  M Punch's " Hints For Housewtvea,    < \  i  What to do with yesterday's mutton.  ���Eat it yesterday.  Soups should be made the day before  they are requiied���never the day after.  For keeping the bed dehciously cool  in .the summer months there is nothing  like sleeping on the sofa.  To make people feel at home.���Visit  them at their own houses.    _,  To prevent sunburn.���Keep in the  shade.  The best thing to do if you desire to  have soft white hands.���Nothing.  *m  l^'il  ���Vis  -i  V-2  "-SS  i  1  T** fi  iEART  on  IEW  FOR  means renewed health,  for  the heart depends all health.  Doctors will tell you that any  diseased organ can be put in good  ^working vigor by pumping plentyi  \o�� blood into it to make   new/  ssues. f  First set the heart right���, a  with most people it is  wrong.  Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cur�� Will Do Bt.  It strengthens the heart, rebuilds its weak parts, and enables it to feed the nerves, and  through them all organs of the  l*body.   It cures at once.  Relief to weak hearts la  thirty minutes by a simple  dose is the sign and proof o��  what Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure will do permanently for  them and for you. ,   r?  i  ,��(  Dr. Von Stan's Plneappto Tablets  work their cure through digesting the food and letting,  the stomach rest. A piece of  pineapple will digest Instantly  an equal sire of beef at a temperature of 108*. Don't.take  pills and powders that weaken  'ae stomach. Price, 85 cents.  27   '  ��� CT%**^1��  "^7  .1/   ' ,'&;a;��^'#&6i:^^  ���n2L  -v ATMN      B.  C,    SATURDAY,    AUGUST   'ao,..,;!^.  A   Si  ,11  K  J'-*  PICKED UP HERE AMD-THERE.  tjliiurti  ol   l^ii^lmid:  St. -Murti-i's OIimk.Ii. i-fii. Tim il am I Truin-  orslK','^, Stwido^ ^-oi \ K;os, Mutiny lit 11 a.  -�����., iurii <uiir7:!i() p. in. (Julchrntiou of Holy  Communion, 1st burning lu>ourli montli uud  on Spf-tial orc'iis��iOMS. Sunday .School, Sun-  tlny at " i>. in, Coiiiniittce .Meetings, 1st  Tim t silny^in ouch month.  Kcv. !'". L, bt(>|ilifiison, Hector.  St. Andrew's PrclM tnt iiui Climcli hold  snrvifps in the Ol'iii'fh on Kcfoint Street.  Morniim srisicci nt 11 eveuingr si-i\i(jc 7:!10  Siimho Si liool nt tho closi' i>r tho morning  scrvico. Iluv. li. 'J iii'liinjjtnii, .Minister. Free  Reading liocpin, to which all aro welcome.  Bicycles for lent���bicycle repah-  iiig���Piihuan & Co.  W. J. SmiLli, one of our oldest  pioneer hotel men lias gone into  the Auctioneer business, some  good snaps aic likely to be knocked  " down to those who attend his sales.  ��, The first is today at S p. in. in  Discovery.  Large shipment of, Alarm, Man  tie, Kitchen and Office Clocks just,  anived at Jules Eggeit's.  And}'; Gaiarno is remodeling the  B. C. Hotel, at Discovery, it will  be quite a fine looking building  when finished.  , ' Just received a new r line of dry  goods and groceries atPillman's.  Miss Mary Smith,' of Venicn,  has been engaged -to teach at the  Public School in Discover}'. She  will leave Vernon ist. September.  McDonald's Grocery makes a  specialty of fresh eggs   and butter.  , At the Bakery on First' St.   you  can get about the most dainty lunch  ,   ever offered in Camp; Mrs.   Mackintosh and Miss Dickison certainly  ' make the finest Bread,   Cakes  and  'Pastry and their Ice  Ciearn is .unexcelled.  Capt. John Irving came in on  Wednesday's boat.  Fishing Tackle of all kinds at  C. R. Bourne's.   N  Mr. Benj. C. Warnick left last  Monday for Philadelphia, he says  Atliii is all light and that he will  return next spring.  The Balmoral Hotel, i of which  Messrs. Anderson and Sabin are  proprietors, is all newly finished  ���, and is probably the most comfortable and best equipped hotel in  Discovery. Il has in connection a  fine Hall with imported fir floor  and platform, suitable foi meetings,  dances and entertainments.  Mr. A. W. Naylor, England, is  visiting here on a hunting trip.  I-Ie will leave for the mountains  with Walter Aitken. Mr. Naylor  is registered at-the Royal Hotel.  W. G. Paxtou, Notary Public,  intends being in Discovery eveiy  evening. ��� Office at Palmer's, opposite Nugget Hall.  Al Baker and son left Thursday  for the coast.  The B. C. Power & Manf. Co.  have finished work on their building and will be able to open up  the Steam Laundry some time  next week. A visit to the J,aitn-  dry will convince any one of its up  to date equipment. Charges will  be moderate.  You will find a new line of station-  ary and confectionary at Pilhnan's.  ��  Fresh fruits and vegetables received on every boat at Pillman &  Go's.  Large assoitment of all kinds  of Boots and Shoes just arrived at  N. C. Wheeling & Co.s'  "Wings" is with us again, no  doubt is his mind about the worth  of our camp. ��� Mr. Wilkinson  wrote up over $100,000 life insurance on his last trip in Atlin alone.  Fresh Lowney's Chocolates at  C. R. Bourne's. ���    "  Mr. W.' J.   Robinson,  wife  and  child of Philadelphia,   Pa.,   accom  panied by Messrs. W. A. Holcoinb  and J. A- Phillips, 'of Trenton, N.  J., arrived on Saturday's boat.  Mr. I-I. Gllchen,.of the Govt.  Telegraph service, accompanied by  his wife, paid a flying visit to Atlin.  He expressed himself as very much  impressed 'with the ' prospects of  Atlin as a great mining centre.  Mr. Gilchen.will likely visit Atlin  again this fall. .    -   .  TAKE    NOTICE.  ENTERTAINMENT.  St.    Martins Sewing:   Guild*  1 ' I f J H       ' , I H  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 tie convinced.  STABLES ��>  GEORGE A. KERR ���� CO.  Clothing,  Dry   Goods,-   Groceries,   BoQts^  Shoes; Miners' 'Hardware,-Drugs, Etc.,  Furs bought at highest Market Prices  Will  Hold Dance and  Sale In Aid  of the Fund.  The ladies,of'St. Martin's Guild  will hold a sale of work consisting  of fancy and useful articles in the  A. O. U. W. Hair on Tuesday  evening Sept. 8th. commencing at  7 p. m. admission free.  A dance in aid of *lhe Guild will  be held at the Grand Hotel, Friday  Sept. iith. Indies free gentlemen  $1.00.  TX7E   give special attention to Mail .and Telegraphic Orders.  AGENTS   FOR ;  1 * Standard Oil Co.  Rose of Ellensbury Butter. .   ,  The Cudahy'Packing Go.  Chase & Sanborn's Coffee.  rCrockery,  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest and highest tempera-  turessrecorded  for the week ending  26th inst, are as follows :  Aug 22  ,23  ,24  ,25        ,  ,26  .27  ,28  38  63  37  61  37  67  39  '69  39  56  40  57  30  64  W. J. SMITH.  AUCTIONEER.  ���      ATLIN & DISCOVERY.  Sale at Discovery every Wednesday and Saturday evenings beginning Saturday 29 Aug. Over  $5000 worth of .clothing, groceries  etc. to dispose of.  Parties ��� having goods to sell  should send in same for quick disposal.  Groceries, Fruit & Vegetables-  Wholesale ��. Retail.  The Ross-Hipjiiris Co,  4 ��� ���*���     'Skagway,'"Alaska. %-  ,t        ' -        -     '  THE   GASH   MEA T  MARKET  JOE    BROOKS       ,  First Street,   Atlin.  I KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES.  Wholesale   and! Retail     ^       &       j*       j>.  Mu&sell   Hotel*  DIXON  BROTHERS,   ����>���  Proprietors  Pool, &    Billiards,   Free.  Freighting and Teaming.       j*       Horses' and Sleighs for Hire.  LOUIS   SCHULZ,  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butcher  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   C.  DAWSON   HOTEL.-  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS���  The following Sailings are announced for the month of June,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train :  Princess May  July 2r  11    3i  Aug. 10  ,.    21  .,    30  For further information,  apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  Amur  July 27  Aug. 5  ,, 15  11     25  Sept.   4  TAKU   o  B.   C.  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS.  FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT.  .HEADQUARTERS   FOR  FISHING   &  F.   Gi  SHOOTING.  Ashton,   Proprietor.  Northern Lumber Go*  Priees for the Season 1903.  Rough, up to 8 inches, $35.  do       do     10      ,,      -40.  do       do     12    /t,       45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  HOTEL ANCOUVER.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE BEST OF GOODS  i  I  iii  Sans. Johnatonts,   Pswa��  '��-?" "I'-'T" "/��������'�� wltaJf***   '  VZ����ZS��S3B2MtfXKSrZ2^^  1^��n��

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