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'VOL. 9:
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ATLIN,   B. C,   SATURDAY. ■
DECEMBER xi,> 1903.
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POLITICAL NEWS.
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From Onr Speoinl Conespoudt-ut, >,
,'    . Victoria,'Dec. iotli.
"'. Dr. H. pE.' Young,   member ofoi
■"" Atlin, has b«en placed on Committee;, foi puv,nc bill1, and mining.
A'bill-has been introduced in' tl(e
Provincial House-to  authorize,1.the
;, minister of the  treasury   lo'.borow
$1.000,000; the bill passed  its*' sec-
'  ond   reading     The  Socialists  and
Independents Mipporting  the  rov-
' eminent, Hoti'-ton dissenting.-*-' ■"'
The new Assessment Bill contains
many obnoxious features; inany'cle-'
legations have met the government
and their persuasions may lead"'to
the removal of objectional points. "
',    'The two'par cent tax will be sub-
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.  stituted-by a more equitable tax. /
Oi   ""Dr:H. K. Young, our member/is
doing good work for a coast to At-
, Iin railroad, and may -achieve  sue-
c is* — t   ■*     "^ -   -*
cess after the  Christinas .'vacation'!'
,,-      i , -  '^ '    ,;...„
The cas'i„deposit Tor,. the^Graiid
"   -Trunk" Pacific is to  be' put '(up ion-
Saturday next. -     f~i* . >-/ '    sc
j.   . . '. ^ \  \ r v
*   'William Sloan, of ^-Nanaimo,- .the
* wealthy,Klondiker,( wU\'b'e\the%ib:
eral 'nominee of the Comox-Atlin
,^?District  for   the '• Fe'derai •jfto'use1'
No Conservative Jia^s^far^jsje-Y;
"''nominated.     The" Dominion "elec
tion will  probably   take place in
February,next.   -      .* ', ""
Court i.s stintd up l>\ a big scandal
caused by the shooting of an actress
by Piincess* Elizabeth. Princess
Elizabeth, who is the wife of Pi nice
Otto, of Austiia'; surpii&ed the.ac-
tiess while keeping' a rendezvous
with herTuisband, Prince Otto, and
shot the woman' .    - k  '*
, "'"Heavily 'Fined.'
-Vancouvei, Dec.Mo.—The ,Well-
1 tf      '-
ington Colliery Co., one ofthe Dun-
sniuir mines, was fined two thousand
dollars foi 'employing Chinese. *,   .
"".       Disastrous.. Fire.
Ottawa, " Dec.' 10.
LATEST WIRES.
Military Railway.
T,he - Ottawa
Catholic1 University, tlie leading
catholic educational*institution in
Canada, .was destroyed by fire on
Tuesday ,-last. Two people were
burned to- death? The building
will be re-constructed at once.
xLvTo Improve-the r^rarSows. .
iif}j ,-i' j*p\ ?"f %if'^J"n '■   >\
-^Washingtony- Dec.^tq.'^rThe Uhiy
te&States Governmentjiave anpro-
priated ',pne-million «dolJars,,,to> be
used*-iti- iinproving,T.thev;. 11 avigabil-
ityof'Wrangle'Narrows.'d' * - ^-;^'
War Imminent.
Vancouver Dec. n.—Lord Duu-
donald; the General commanding
the Canadian Array, is on the coast
looking over the value" of different
harbours, with a view of fixing on a
terminus for a trans-military'-railway. "
To Be Fortified.
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Washington, Dec. 10.—TheStates
will probably erect fortifications on
the islands commanding Fort Simpson, wliich were lately ceded to Alaska by the Boundary Commission.
Warship Wrecked.,
Vancouver, Dec. 10.—H. M.
Warshm Flora struck on the rocks
between Xanaiino and Union. All
efforts to laise her have so far proved of little avail. The Flora is a
second class cruiser, valued at about
two million dollars.
Court   Scandal.
Vienna, Dec. 10.—The  Austrian
'Vancouver, Dec. 10 —Relations
between Russia and Japan are decidedly-ominous. Russia has despatched eight battleships to Korea
and hostilities may momentarily begin.
COAL PROSPECTING LICENCES
■ftT'TICEis hcielij giveii'thnt. ilOdajs nftoi
1 date, 1 intend ro unph to tlie lion Chief
CoinmibSioiicr of'l.utids. and Works for iiooul
piospootlinfjustico mur tliu tollovuif." des-
eiibcil IuihIh, Siuiutcd oil tho Too}ti'1lliver,
Cutsiitr Distiiut, CoiumctieiiiB nt'u post
ninrUcil, "Jnme i.'Stablti S., W, ,Corner",
thenco Noi Hi 8U r>lin'inH;'ilienco <'nst t>0 cli.iins
tlipnt'c son Hi SJ I'liayn-.; tinmen mpsI SO cliuuit.
to point,of ocimmencL'iiiiiiit, (o'iIiiiiiiiik-about
6<0ucrei.   '? "' * id      '    ' i
.     '     :J   ^'JAMES.STABI,KS. Locator,
'( ' ".', '^KoiiBiir M.iuKay, Agrent.
Atlin. B.-C. No\i>iiilisut4tli.'lSUl,.    '     n
* Also eomnieiieitiji- at a post ntnrked "Robert'MucK.iy'g. S. W. Corner" aJjoiiiin-f
Jamoi Stables N. YT. Comer,'thence north
80 chains; thenco east 80 oliaim; thence south
80 chains, thence west SO chains to point "of
commencement. -     t ,    i,
,    "    ,s-       KOBUKT MACKAY. Locator.
Atlin, B. C,^^'o^onllJOl 21th   ISL'S.-        , ,
Alio commencing ut npost mm lsed "D. G
Sto«art'h fe, VV." Cornei ", adjoiums Robert
MacEaj'b N. W. Coiner, thenco noith SO
cliuiui,, thenco east SO chains, thence south 80
chains; thonce'-weit 80 ' chams to point" of
commencement. . , *
.     '"   "^  D. G. STEWA.RT, Locator, .
^ K07JEHT JIacKay, AfJOIlt.
Atlin, Il.C. November 24th,191)3.
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^ Also commencinir at a post maikod
"Franlt Mobley's S W. Corner", udjominfj U.
G. Stewart's \. W. Coiner, thence i oith 80
chains, thence eastSO chains; thence south
80 ehaiin; thence west 90 chmtis to point of
commencement.
V --:<   ,'?PRANK'MOBLi.Y, Locator.
;<       '   -5,7"  KobektM/cKay, Agrent.
AthiMB. C. No\ember24tli.J90S.
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1 Also commencinfr at a post marked "F.
Dowlinff's S. Wt. Corner", adjoining JTratik
Moblej'u N.^AV. Corner, thence "north 80
chains; thenccjeust 80 chains: tliencosouth 80
chains;',theneo west 8J chains to point of
Vbiumoiicomejit,     '       •       1 ,   ^    '       i ,
/   *"* 'j-f"^,,     F-  DOWL1KCJ, Locator.
, Z-_     ' i^    ;  ' A Kobekt AUcKay, Agent.
Atlm, B. CK-Tvember 24th.'lflLS.       -" ,
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Also commencing-at a postmarked " James, Wune's S.''W: Comet", adjoiuinff F.
Dowlins's N. V,'. Corner, tlienco noith 80
chains; thence east 80 chains, thence south
80 chains; thence west 80 chains to Jioint of
conimeiiceinent.    -
JAMES liURlE, Locator.
KobeutMacKay, Asent.
Atlin, B. C. November 24th. 19«S. ""
COAL PROSPECTING LICENCES*.
Trouble in Panama.
,The new-Canal Treat % may precipitate a fight between Colombia
and Panama.
A   Deal.
Vancouver, Dec. xi—Jack Lambert has bought out Tom Storey,s
property on Spruce Creek; Mr. Lambert will bring in machinery to
work the claims next seasou.
To   Prospect.
Vancouver, Dec. x i—XDne or two
Keystone Drills will be brought into Atlin early next season; they
will be operated on custom work.
- Atlin and Vancouver men ate
backing the enterprise.
Parties are interesting Eastern
capital for dredging in Atlin; nego-
ciations are procceeding satisfactorily.
NJilTICL is hereby given IhntSO dajsfiom
date I intend to apply to tUo Chief Commissioner of lands und Winks for a coal
prospecting-licence over tho following- des-
cubed lands, situated on tlia Tooja River,
Cussiar Distuct. Commenems at a post
murUed "A. I{. McDonald's N. \V. Corner",
adjoining James Stables' S W. Corner,
(hence south 8J chain:,: thenco oast SU chains
thence north 8Jchai-is; thence -nest80chains
to point of commencement, containing
about 640 acres
A. E. MCDONALD, Locator.
Gsoiigb CouTXS, Agent.
Atlin, B. C. November 24th, 19j3.
Also commencing at a post marked "D.
Ross' N. W. Corner", adjoiuiajf A?R. AlcDou-
ald'ti S. W. vomer, thence south 80 chains;
thence cast 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80chains to point ot commencement.
D. RCSS, Locator,
Geokge Coutis, Agent,
Atlin, B7C. November 24th   liM).
Also commencing a at post marked
"George Coutts' N. W. Coiner", adjoining
1), Ross' S. W Corner, thente south 80 chains
thence east 80 chains; thence north SO chains;
thence w est 8J chains to point of commencement.
GEORGE COUrrS, Locator,
Atlin, B. C. November 24th. 19u3.
Also commencing atu post marked "A.
S. Cross' N W. Corner" adjoining Coorge
Coutts' S W. Corner, thence south80chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement.
A. S CROSS, Locator.
Geohoe Courts. Agent.
Atlin, B. C. November 21th. 10j3
Also commeuciiijjat a post marked "J.
K. Mc Lenuan'a N. ^\". Corner", adjoining A,
S Cross' S. W. Corner, thenco south 80 chains
thence east 80ehaius; thenco north SO chain-;
thence west SO chains to point of commencement.    '
J. E. .MCLENNAN, Locator.
Geokge Courrs, Agent
Atlin, B. C. Kovember 24th. IMS.
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' a!so commencing- at a post imnkf-'d "D.
E. Campbell's N. W. Corner;, adjoining.). K.
AIi'Leuiinii's S. W. cornei, thence eolith SO
chains, tlipnce oast80 chums, thence noith
SJ elm ills', thenco west 80 chains."to point of
commeucoino'it.    *       "tx    ,   j/ ,   •
i \'      >',D. ll, CAMPHCLL, i-ocatoi.
'      f~ \ J    GuoiiOL Couhh, Affent.
Atlin, IS. C. November 24th. 1903.^
- Also cominenciiig at .i.post marked „B.
D. Vothoistonhiiugh's N. W. Coi ucr", adjoining Dvl^. Campbell's S. \V. Corner, thence
south'SO chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thenco went SO iImmure;
point of commencement   "*     ' ., ,
. ^    R-D.^ETHERSTONHAUGH, Locator,
GEOIiGX COUTIR,  Agvll*
Atlin, B.C. November 24th7]90.i
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TIMBER NOTICES.
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Pine'Creek Flume  Company,
is ' *,
Limited.
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'NOTICE ib hereby given that JO ilaj« aft«r
date, we intend to make application to the
Chief Coninnskionei of Lands and WorJ.c
foi tho right to enter upot^and expropriato
the follov. ing described timborlanr',,u,t,ii».t«
in the Atlin M.iuiig Ijjsti ict or Casiiiii: in the-
Pro-mice of Biitiwh Columbia Jfor the ris-lni
to cut and carry awaj timber fur tho purposes and uses of, the Pine" Ci efik Klunii.
Company, Limited, under the ^authority of
Chapter 87 of Acts of theLesislnturo of ilrir-
isli Columbia passed the 27th daj of February, 1890, entitled an Act to Incorpora'la tho .
Pine Cioek Flume Company, Limited. Commencing at a Post marked Initial Post number one; and named tho P. CE. C.'Ltd. standing at acorner on Snnke'Creok called the
North E, corner, thence 80 chains in a southeast direction, thence 80. chaina,.iu n south-.'
west direction, thenco 80 chains irf-a 'h'orth-"
i\est\lireetiofi,thenee 60 cliams'i'n a< north-
oast direction to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres.   , / J
■,.,>■. ■ ^       '   C. L. Que«n,
I ' R. W. Queen.
Directors of the Pine Creok'Flumc
j     Company, Liraite<l.
Athn, B. C  October, 23rd 1903. ' *
.NOTICE is hereby"givon"tat 30 days'after
date, »e intend to make application to the
Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works for
the right to enter upon, and expropriate
the following described timber lands situetd
in the Atlin Mining District of Cassiar In th*
Piovince of British Columbia for the righS
to cut and carry awaj timber for the put*
poses and 'uses of the Pine Creek Flume
Company, Limited under the authority'»!
Chapter 87 of the Acts of the Legislature rf
Butish Columbia passed the 27th day of February 1899, entitled an" Act to Incorporate
the Pino Creek Flume Company Limited. •
Commencing at a Post marked Initial Post
number one nnd named P. C. F. Co. Ltd./
standing on N. E. corner on Surprise Lake,
thenco SO chains in a South Eastdireotion,
thence 80 chains in a South West direotion,
thonco 80 chains ln'a North West direction,
thonce 80 chains in a Noith East direotion to
point of commencement.
C. L, Queen.
* J. T. Carroll,
Directors ofthe Pino Creek Flume
Company, Limited.
Atlin. B. C. October 22nd. 190S.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after
date we intend to make application to the
Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works for
the tight to enter upon and expropriate the
following described timber lands for the
purposes and usos of the Pine Creek Flume
Company, Limited. To cut and curry away
timber for usesof the Company under tho
authority of Chapter 87 of the Acts of the
Legislature of British Columbia passed tho
27th. day of February 1899; entitled an Act to
Incorporate the Pine Ci eek Flume Company
Limited, Commencing at a Post marked Initial Post number one and named P. C. F.Co,
Ltd., standing af the N. E. corner on'Cake
Creek, about one and one quarter miles front
Surprise Lake, thence 80 chains in a South-
East direction, thenco 80 chains In a South
West direction, thence 80 chains in a North-
West direction'thence 80 chains in a North-
East direction to point of commencement.
C. L. Queen,
J. T. Carroll,
Directors of thePiue Creek Flume
Company, Limited*
AtliiK B. C. October lta<i. 1,986.
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ii 4    I  "*-A  Removing  Difficulties.  Lf,  Mf  n  i i  i    w  I,-,,  ii <i  JOHN LLOYD LEW,' D. D., Pastor  Westminster Prosbytcuan Church,  New York City. ,  Take ye away tho stone.���St. John, xl.��  ,-.'1  'I'  .1  i  :/*  /  i ���* i  *l  ,'r  u  el!  r  !��4  n   v  i'��  ���'  .ij'  1  **  I  V,i  1  i   A'  'J  IV'  * 1  ��  ~t  f",  hi  >f  > 'j  I v'l  (I  %  i <  ?"  a' f  If -:.  d  !  S3,  On the one side of the stone door of  J Lazarus' tomb stood the dark messenger we call dcatli ; on the other, the  mighty King of all life ; for Lazarti3  had been dead four days, and Christ  had come to undo tlie work' of death  ' and to give to the young man the most  precious of all gifts���that,is, life.  He, who had created the worlds and  had kept them in right relations  through all the ages so that they go  singing on their journey could have  hurled that stone away with a word.  But, since' he was working from tlie  human side, He must needs respect  human conditions and give man a share  in His glorious work and also a chance  to learn the lessons of His, great life  on earth, for Christ's mission was not  bo much to make eternal impressions  on matter on the outer world, as to  make impressions on mind���the human  soul. , ,  It happens-, then,' that the chief service   of   man   to his fellow-men is   to  clear away difficulties that the Divine  Person and power  may  work,  as  on  that day human hands had to roll away  the stone from before the  tomb  that  Lazarus  might  feel  the thrill   of life.  Difficulties   are  of  various  kinds,  but  all alike prevent the  free working of  divine power in the soul.     A non-con-  ducter   has   come   between   God   and  man, and this must be removed fiom  the human side because of human sin.  This is why Chi ist c*mc aiound fiom  the side of divinity to the side of humanity,    bnng.ng   His    divinity    with  linn to give e(Tccti\eness to salvation.  The business   of discovery in the natural world is to clear away hindiances  ' and to make channels for forces which  were long ago leposed in nature right  under oui hands and so near that they  actually touch  us.    'Just as the qrcat  discoveries    m   electuary   consist   in  giving direction to that mighty power  that it may become a thing of service  rather than a means of destruction, sol  the clnof Idleness of religion is to clear  away the difficulties in the divine path  so- that God may   work   naturally in,  ihe'hearts of men.      Martha was un-'  happy in the incident of the text because   she ' was   not   willing  to   make  way for'the full woiking of the power  of God.     Most of the unhappiness ol  the   world is   on  the   same   account.  Every   day   we   pass   by   a   thousand  graves of buiied hopes of other people  and never once slop to see if we may  roll away the stone that the light of  God may shine in to give life to the  dead. .,  ,  Tl6w  wonderful   it  would  be if we  tould fully realize that Christ stands on  the human side of every trial and every (  trouble and every disappointment and  every   sin and  says :���"You   do yoiu j  part and I  will  do  Mine I      You remove all that    the human    hand can  take away and I will banish the res.t,,  as with a word I put death to flight ,a��  Lazarus' tomb."     It may not be mu^tf-  that you can do, but if it is  ever ,go  little it must be done before the divine  Eower can work. The world can never  e made better without positive effort The cheerful face, the willing  heart, the forgiving spirit, the helping hand and the godlike purpose  make the journey of life a giand  march of triumph.  But we are also to remove the stone  of   indifference.      Many   people   were  there that day who  did  not seem to  ,   ; care much whether Lazarus ever hved  i .  or not ; and even  Mai tha seemed ni-  I different to any eftort cm.the part o  |   I the Saviour.     So we find in the world  I   Tl to-day   the   head-shaking   and   hand-  !   3 wringing people who say :���"It wilUlo  ,   > UO good; there is no use in trjing.  | It is your place and mine to lilt hard  at this  woild's wcio-ht of soirow tint  the  resuncction   power   of   God  may  i give  life  to   a   dead   woild.      -Mailha  \ and   those   who   were  with   hei   have  i taught us how wc may  loll  away tlie  stone of unbelief and have the power  ���I of  new   and  gieatcr   life;   for   yen  , they hesitated and doubted lie asked  "Said  1  not unto   thee   ihat   if thou  wouldst believe thou  shouldst  see the  glory of God ?"  Then can   we not see   the  glo'y oi  ��� God   without    believing?        Ko,   wc  li rannot.      It is the only way.       ' b"ic  is many a daik grave of departed faith  saaled forcvei because v\c do not believe enough to icach out a hand lr>  help. There arc thousands ot then  in this city.  When .they believed and removed the  stone, what matchless  glory   did  tlicy  see 1     It is only by faith that >ou l.iay  ���see the glory of God.     When wc hear  that an  astronomer  has  discovered  a  new   comet   we  do  not  lead   that he  found  it with  the   unaided   eye.      He  saw it with  his telescope long bmorc  the rest of us knew anything about it.  When    a   man   announces   a   mighty  truth   of  God.   that   he  has    seen   its  beauty and  felt its po.vcr, though  wc  do not see it, wc know that it has been  made known to him by the wowWiul  reach  and levelalion ot  faith.      When  we were in the obsc-valory scaiching  for the stars and could imt find them  t/.e teacher said ������' Get- the focus ; sec  :.  ' ������     that you arc on the right line of vit���n;  I then you will sec."  I     '    .    Then do wc in religious things turn  ' : md ask -.���"What: has Ihe focus'- to; do  -~--;-       with it ?     Can I  not sec ?p   Have I  WW  Snapshot  taken ad Indian Head Asmii ihoia.  Heart Disease the Most  Sudden and Danger-  -    ous of Ailments.  Dr. Agnew's  Cure.  Stealthy is a thief In the night, Heart>  Disease heralds its coming only by tho  deadly grip it lays upon its victim���th*  distressing symptoms of Palpitation andj<  Short Breath, Smothering Spells, Ver*  tigo, etc.   Nothing   will   remove   their  fatal grasp save Dr. Agnew's Cure foe  the Heart.   Totally  unlike  all  other'  remedies, it acts on the' nerves through.  the heart.    It has saved thousands of'  lives���will save yours.   A: Du Berger,  Waterloo, Que., writes: "Alfred Coul-  flry, who lives at Geo. Bell's, in West  Shefiford,   has   suffered   from   terrible  heart trouble  for' the last four years.  He has been completely cured after uslnf  tight bottles of Dr.  Agnew's   marvelous  remedy."  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder  Is universally recognized as a specific  for Catarrh, Cold   in   the Head,  Soi��  Throat, Influenza, Hay Fever, Tonsilitia _  andall the distressing results of a neg-'  lected "bad cold." > No. 81  The answer comes ���'Yes, you!ia\c  ^yes ; but they arc loi luaiby senile ;  ase the telescope foi Ihe sweep of tlie  ���ini verse."  So say we who teach' the high and  ;ternal things of the everlasting kinar-  iom. Fnsi clear away the difficulties in the divine path, obevmg the co n-  aiand, "Take ><. away the stone," then  :urn and use Lmh, God's eternal means  by. which yoti uny look into the surpassing-glories of hciven ' For, "Said  [ not unto tine that if thou wouldst  Oelieve thou shouldst sec the eloiy  ftf God ?" ,  , '  Purifying the Cream.  ��� I  II  "8  ��� i  ��� i  !    I  1 During the last three yeaj s considerable eftort has been made to find a  means by winch the odor and taste of  wild onion and bitLei uecdrmay be removed''from milk and cieam. > In the  spring of 1901, the wntcr was requested to try a pitent compound claimed"  to remove all kinds ol 'weedy taste  from milk, but it pioved to be an absolute failuie. Cooking soda (sakia-  tus) was also given a like trial, out failed of the puiposc clantied for it by  some people. llavmcr failed so far  to find an} thing thai when fed to the  cows would remove weea; taste m the  tmilk, the next step wis ti eating the  milk "and cieam. Bitter weed taste  was removed enurelv fiom cieam by  thoroughly mixing it with two or  moie paits of water at any tempeia-  ture above 70 degiecs Fahrenheit, and  then running the whole through the  separator. Saltpetre dissolved in water  was tried as an aid 111 removing the  bitterness, but as good results wc.f  secuied without it as with it. Rapidly  and slowly heating milk and cieam to  various high tcmpeiatures did nut ic-  movc bitterness, but often impaited a  cooked taste. Butter made from  washed cream (as above) was pronounced free of all bitterness by the  station custonicis. Butter made fiom  unwashed cream was decidedly bad aaJ  was often rejected by the custonicis  No means wcie found to remove the  bitter vvced taste horn whole milk In  ���the spring of 1902 milk and cream wci e  treated for the wild onion flavor the  same as in the pi cv ions ycai for the  bitter weed taste���Alabama Agucul-  tural Experimental Station.  "Smoked" Glasses for Hay Fever.  A number of remedies ha- e been  tried for hay fever, each based on a  sepaiate thcoiy. Dr. Fiank E Stow-  ell of Woiccster, Mass, liiinscll a victim, became satisfied that the nutating cau-,e vvjs not always the poheu  of a plant. While hunting around tor  another souice ol lioublc, he came to  suspect that the actinic rays of sim-  hlune1, might be to blame. Theieupon  he put on coloied, 01 "smokcvi ^as-,-  cs, and obtained instant relief, lie  is anxious now to have otheis do the  same and rcpoit th�� effect. Inasmuch  as his own tiouble is of the caily summer'variety, he is not sure what the  effect would be on cases of autumnal  hiy fever. Dr. Slow ell etives these ad-  oitional h.uts about fitting the glasses :���  "The patient should feel a sensation  of icla\atiou conic ovci h's face as  soon as he looks thiounh the glasses.  A .id I would suggest that the shads  ot glass used be such 'is to produce  the above. In my case No. 3 was sufu-  ciently dark."  Colic in Ilcracs.  Dr. Smead, the vetcrinaiy authority,  writes regarding colic in horses :���  "It is of grc?t importance in the  ticatment of colic to fust asccitam  what has hi ought on the attack. If it  is due to the consumplion of a quantity of dry food and ihcic is re ison  to believe there is a hardened mass of  dry, undigested feed in the intestines,  common sense will tell us that this  mass neds to be removed.  I /'Therefore, more is needed than  I stimulants Physic is demanded. And  jwl,��t shall this physic be? Shall it be'  aloes? No, because they increase the  secretions of the'mucous membranes,  and are so far good, but not sufficient  to wet up that-.dry mass  What then shall it be? Oil, oil, oil  every time, sufficient to soften up and  emulsify this mass of,/!iy food. How  much? it may be asked. It is difficult  to  say. '  "Start with a pint of pure raw linseed oil (never boiled). Give with a  rouad teaspoonful ol ginger, ?nd if  there is much pain add an ounce of  su'Iphuuc ether, or h'lf an ounce of  hydi-ate of chloial dissolved in water  and  added  "In an hour repeat and continue to  repeat until theie in a natural rumbling of the bovvels. _        ' , I  "Also use the<sjringe by injecting a  gallon of rami, soapy water in the  rectum, and repeat hourly until the  pain succumbs 01 a p-ssage'is made  In bad cases vviing cioth" out of hot :  water and apply ito  ttiV abdomen.  "In cascs-where the attack may'be  due'to the consumption of a quantity  of soft food or to drinking much cold  water, digestion 'is in a mcasui e slopped, and cei tain gases are formed by  chemical action.  "Nothing vviV better neutralize the  gas thus geneiated than half an ounce  of carbonate of ammonia dissolved in  a pint of water and ponied clown from  a bottle. This will relieve the bloat,  and can be repeated hourly.  " Also, if the pain is severe, give the  hydrate of chloial as before recommended with the ginger, and repeat if  necessary cvciy half hour until the  pain is relieved."  Rains and snows assist to a certain  extent in adding fertility to the soil.  In one year rains bring down about  four pounds of ammonia per acre.  Nitric acid, chlonne. sulphuric acid and  ammonia aic all biought to the giouud,  though the amounts are not large.  Banking the caith<around fruit trees  will serve to piotect the roots and also  cause the water to flow away from the  tiees, thereby preventing pools fio.n  forming around the tiees. The ground  being kept diy, tiees wall endure the  cold the better.  Those who possess a barn ,or stable  should remember that all the small  stuif, such as ch iff. hayseed and dust,  should not be thrown away but thrown  clown where the fowl can scratch it  over. This will not only keep them  amused, but also supply them with a  few choice moulhuils which they much  appreciate.  New varieties of Russian wheat have  been tested Willi go xl icstilts al a  branch cxpcnmeiiL sntinn in Kin-  sas. Several kinds, Kharkov, Ciimean,  Theiss, etc., jiclded over forty bushels per acre, and olhcis ranged fiom  thirty-five to foity bushels. The seed  is being sold to Kansas wheat glowers.  The Way of the World.  First Tramp���Weary Willie stole an  auto an' run ovei a man an' killed hinil  Second Tramp���Wot did dey do to,  W��uyT   ' " "' ' v        '   "    '  Second, Tramp���AVot did dey do to  ler killin' de ma.n an' giv him ten years  1ar stealin' de'auto. <      ' ^  First Farmer���Blessed if -1 think the'  ftgiicultural department is any good at  all. '      ' > r  Second Farmer���What's ttlia tioublo!  First Farmer���Well, I wiote to 'em to,  find out how high>wheat was goin' up to,  an* I couldn't'git no satisfaction at all.  ~"TitJ?ita.", , d v  ���  Plants'tliat Froduce Insanity.  Tlie Dep:trtment of' Agriculture at  Washington is at present investigating  the cur.oua behavior.of ceitainJ plants"  growing on th& Western prairies which  are known ns loco-weeds."'j "Loco'' in  Spanish signifies crazy. * Cattle and other  animals feeding npon loco-weeds suffer;a��  derangement of tilie brain tliat prevents  co-oidinating movements. Several weeds  belonging to the bean family rare included in this poisonous ca-tegory. It ha3  been asseited that a single dose of some  of these weeds will cause insanity; but  Mr. V. K. Chesnut of the Department of  .Agriculture expresses the belief tha,t several days of feeding are required td'pro*  duco a'bad eflect. , ,_.  "Dear''old boyl lie's looking a bit  down in the vioutli. What's up?" "You  see, ho h,l i odiiffd ti fiiciid to his tailor,  nnd tho t tiloi'M ��')nf bankrupt. Two of  'em waa moie tlmu lie could istand." '  Andrew Ciinoglc ha<? settled a pension  or fifty Eng-I'sh pounds por annum on  tho fi lrclrt.lUgllteI.o^, lite por I Bums,  who lia�� eaie- of (lie little house In Dum-  rnos I 1 which Hi" liof<l died. This will  bo ai-'iccablo iiov.', to Scotchmen nil over  the v :i U, fot the old 1 idy l*s wortny U>  repipfiit the Hunts t.imlly, and slio  needs  ihe miuiuHv.���JJrouUlyn Citizen.  "Say, Mister Ofiicpr, if this young lady  i3 engaged to two fclleis at onot, cau't  she be ancsted for bigamy?"���"Life."  Gladiatorial Athletics. ��� -  IINOLI.SH SPAVIN LfNIMRNT  lumps and hluiinshcs from hoiscs,  blood spavin, cnibs, bplints, rin��-  'inne, sweuney, stifles, sprams, sum  and swollf-n throat, coughs, etc. Save  ir,\) Uv the use of one bottle. Wa^-  rat ted tho most wonderful Blomis''  cure ever known.  The London  "Lancet" says that athletics   in  England   have   developed   too  ' much into gladutonal displays by picked  competitors stiugghng lo win prizes or  to  eain  wnfrcj   befoie  huge  ciowds   of  speetatom, and  can hmdly he rogaided  1 as eilective agents in ihe development of  1 the physical sticnglh and physical ncthi-  ; ty of the people.   Tlieie ib the same ten-  I d'eiiey 111 this count/.,, hut the fact meio-  ! ly serves to make 11101 c impel alive the  1 need of suppoilinsj and extending such  systems of physical training us have for  their chief nun atiengUi mid not fame.  ,     Mother���What    did    you    say when  grandma gave you ��, piece of cake? 1W1I-  lic���I told her I hoped it was as good us  ifcjKns small.���"Pick-Me-Up."  Those who posse is a barn or stable  should remember' that all *he small  stuff, such as chaff, hayseed and dust,  should not be thrown away but thrown  down where the 'fowl can scratch it  over.. This will not only keep them,  amused, but also supply them with a  few choice mouthfuls which >t>ev muob  appreciate.   - v       l      t  weary, kmim  The Awful  Twinges a,  Rheumatism   RSean  Old Age in Youth.  Relief in  ; Six  HoursB  Ointments, Salvest and Lotions are  positively worthless for Rheumatism.  Get at the cause���the biood���and by  purifying that, lestore the system to a  ,clean, .healthful, condition. Xhe Gread  South American Rheumatic A Cure relieves-in six hours and cures in one ts  three days Muscular and Articulac  Rheumatism, Inflammatory Rheumatism, Lumbago, Neuralgia, Sciatica, and  any affections of the joints and muscles  ansing from impure blood. Mr. F. E.  Wright of Toronto, Canada, writes: "1  Buffered almost constantly with Neuralgia and Rheumatism. I used several  remedies, but nothing seemed to relieve  the pa n until I tried South American  Rheumatcc Cure. After using a few  bottles of 'Rheumatic Cure' and also  ���Nervine Tonic,' I  was wholly cured."  Pain in the Region of the Kidneys.  Pain anywhere is a danger signal  Pain in the region of the kidneys, meana  that they are not working properly."  the Great South American Kidney  Cure restores these organs to a health?  Working state. , No. 38  > Lawyer���I must know the whole truth.  liefore 7 can successfully dotend you.  Ilave you told me cvciy thing? Prisoner  ���Yes, eveiything; 'cept wheie I hid the  money, and I want that for myself 1���  Glasgow "Evening Times " 1  Misc Homely���I find thi'3 balm excellent for preserving the face. Mis�� Cjnio  ���But why do you wish to pieseive ^'oui  face?  Pos  avan"$:  Noticed Bty hut Others fiiave.  Dr. Agnew3  G  Powder.  o  Catarrh, if neglected, soon develop!  Into the chronic form, accompanied by  the most nauseating and disj!U"tuta  symptoms. Dr. Agnew's CatarrSia(  Powder is a specific for curing Colds,  Coughs, Deafness, IIcuI.lcIic, Sure  Throat, Tonsiluis, Cold in the Head, Influenza and all other ciiseases of the nose  and throat. Mr. C. Spoonei, si literary  man, and editor of the Kingiton New,  Ontario, writes: "I was troubled with  constant headache, rnd used almost  every concoction sold under the name  of 'Headache Cure' without obtaining  any relief whatever. At last I hj.nd ol  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powdar, and  thought to give it a trial, although having but little faith in its curative action.  I was at once iclicvcd and after using it  but a bhort time almost entirely Ireo  from the disorder."  Do You Suffer from Stomach Disorder?  If so, your liver is probably not working properly. Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills,  purely vegetable, rapidly induce healthy  action and restore the entire system to  normal condition. 40 doses.iocts. No.37  rSTffitTfii^nii*Tf'7a?iSasi}"2."3'Vier WTinvwraraWyKt0J.Mf  "wjwtiWJWvr .rsrcr* ;twwen  ^>mm \rwu*'&mm*nr*miinm  rwwwara^/im.HHEii-1 |WJtW��V����UlW> ,t*Mi*H***.  r?Hnt  =V~,-  Itof  If  vug  i' i  11 4  ' /7*  ATUK, E  C . SATURDAY, 'DECEMBER ii,    X903  ra^  !?  ATLIN' TRADING-"COMPANY,'  LIMITED. ,  Dealers in DryGoods, Groceries, Clothing,^Underwear, Blankets, Boots & Shoes, etc.  Also Gold Seal Rubber Goods.  . '    $33$ s&nd   7��2   per   cent  P&mder,   Ga��as   ��&   Fuse,   etc  If von want a Winter Outfit we can give >ou the best goods at CLOSE PRICES.        THE ATLIN TRADING-CO. &td. cairj the  LA.KCKST   Stock in  Ihe District, and aie in a position to bardie large or small orders. THE ATLIN TRADING CO. Ltd, ��� i<?  coutiolled b) the anulg.. mated films of A. S.' -CROSS & CO! and N. C. "WHEELING & CO ; no matter what has been told you to  tht contiaij A. S. Ciov, is Pre'bident and ,Treasuret, and N. C, Wheeling, Se'crelaiy of the Conipaiij, and aie iii a^pobiiion' to deal  with thiir friends and customers even batter thati when each were doing business, separately. D< n't let any person try to make jou believe  thai the ,V T Cu, is 011I rolled hv any othei than officers ofthe Company. s. f s " ,  sV,  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  The mail that umj abandoned >by  13en Dowiung's  mail  canieis  was  recovered by the  police  at   Forly-  'mile post. ' ' -  Ex-Piesident Cleveland positively refused to considei n fourth nomination to the presidency;,  The car stiike at Chicago is end-  1 ed,    The  company  -won   out,   but  striking union men   will   be   re-in-  stated. - ���* ,'  Bob Fitzsimmons out boxed and  out geueiailed George Gardener  after twenty louuds of hard fighting  in San Francisco        t '  Lord Kitchener met with a serious accident, at Simla India, while  riding through a tunnel his horse  became frightened and collided with  the wall the lesult being that one  of Loid Kitchener's legs was bio.  * ke-i in two places.  iM@r$faern Lumber Go*  Prices 'for the Season 1903!  Rough, up to 8 niches, $35  do     "do      10      ,,        40.  do       do      is      ,,        45.  Matched Lumber, $45 -  Sin facing, $5 00 per jnoo teet  NOTICES.  A DANCE will be held at the  Kootenay, Hall,-on New Year 3  Eve. Mr "'A. R McDonald extends  a cordial invitation to all  ' NOriCR is heroin ,;ivon thnl ��l) days after  date �� e intend tonpplj'to the Chief Com-  nmMunei of Lands and Work, foi permission to iinnulmoe the follow in;;, described  tract of Lund; ,  Commenclns nt Post marked A. C. TI. and  T. W. S's. S. Vi. coiner poit ��� "placed on  the East Lino of Lake Street 180 feet iN'oi th  from tho corner of Rant Avenue and Lake  Street in tho town of Atlin IS. CI. " - thence  in an Unsterlj direction 110 fori, thonoe in a  Northeib direction to the South line ot  Pearl Sliest ��� 1*0 feet more or Ipts,, thence  in a Westeily direction to the cornor of  Peai I and Lake Streets ���110, feet more or  less thence in a Sonthorly direction follow-  iitft the lino of Lake Street l.!0 feottmoie or  lesi to the point of commencement.Containing 0.81 Acres more or lev,.  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S. ,  ./ ' ''WltKINSON   &  Provincial Land  Surveyors  <  Wm.  Brown, CE.  BROwisr '  Civil  Engineers.    "  Hydraulic   Mine  engineering, a   Specially ������,OUice, Pearl  St., near Third bt��� An is, B.C  DRINK THErBEST  TEA/9  1        A  Thos  Dated at Athn B. G  ���> Oct. 31 st  C. Hirschfeld  \Y. Sagreman.  In Lead Packets ol j^-it* aiid i-lb each.    ,       "    *  ^ ���' ' For Sale by all Fiisl Class Grocers  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &   Co.? Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  o '  11V  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN 'THE NORTH     EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  1903.  TIMBER   NOTICE.  Thirty days niter date I intend to apply to  tho Chief Cominiv.ionor of Landsai d {Voiles  or his Asrent, for a Special Licence to cut  and carrj n��a) timlioi trom the follow nig:  described tract of Land, commencing-'nt a  post marked G. D, Sinclaii 'a S. B. corner post  situated near tho mouth of Cake Creek, on  theshoieof S..ipnse Lake, Hi once N 160  chains, theme W 40 chains, thence S 160  chains, thenco L. 40 chains to point of commencement, containui;; 040 acres more or  less.  G. D. Sinclair,  for hoi thorn Lumboi Co. Limite  Athn, B  C. Oct. 27th. 190S. '  NOTICE is hereby given that after ai\tj daj*  fi orn date I, as raanajer for the 'Atlin Irad-  in{f Comp.mj,  Limited, will make application to the Hon. 1 he Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works to purchase the following  descuhpd land   viz - Commencing at a post  maiked  A. T. Coj s   S.   E.   Corner, on  tho  west side of  Lake "Street, Atlin  Townsite,  thence Norherlj    along   west side of  said  ���Street   00   feet,   thenues   Westerly   100 feet,  thence Southerly 60 feet, thence Easterly 100  feet to point of commencement.  Dated at Atlin, B. C.  Athisflth day of October 1903  A. S. Cross.  French  Restaurant in  CcnntHStion.  ,'     David Hastie,   Proprietor.    '     '  Corner of First and Discovery Streets^  THE'WHITE PASS & YUKON'ROUTE-  notice.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty dajs  after date I intend to apply to tho Chief  Commissioner of Lauds and Works for pei-  mitmo'i to purchiiss the following- described  tract of land. Commencing at a postmarked E. A it'�� S. K. corner post placed ou the  N. lino of I'oarl Stieet, at the S. W. corner  of lot8. Block!), in tlie town of Atlin B. C.  thsuce westeily 110 foot,.thence northerlj SO  feet, thence easterly 110 foot, thonoa southerly 80 feet, to point of commencement.  Containing- hi all .il of an acre, more or  less.  <. Elwarl \. Robinson  Dated this 7th. day of November. ISO.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby ffiven that si.\t> da\s  nfter dato I ^ntcud t�� applj to tho Chief  Commissioner of Lnnclsaiul works for permission to purchase tho follow inu dosci lbcil  fr not^of land Commencinp ntpost maiked  W.J A's S W.,oorNor post placed on" the  East lino of Lake Street 120 feet north fi om  the corner of Rant Avenue nnd Lake St. in  tlie Town of Vtin, B, C. Tlienco In an Easterly dirnctiou 110 fei't, thence m a Noi thei lj  direction 60 feet, tlienco in a AVestorly direotion 110 foot, thence in a Southerly direction  follownifr the lino of Lake Street 60 feet,  to point of commencement. Containing 0.16  ucres isoie or less  W. J. Anderson.  Dated at Atlin, li. C- Oct. 26th., HX'S  Paoifio   and   Arctic   Railway   and Navigation ��'ompanj  British Columbia Yukon   Hailv, hi  Company.  British Yukon   Railway Company,  d TIME TABLE.  IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901,  v      Daib  except Suud.ij  LV.     SKAGUAY AR.  ���VV'HlTEPASSi  LOG CABIN  BENNETT  ' ,.,     CARIBOU  AR     WHITE HORSE LV >  Passoncors must bo at depots in time to have Bajrsagre inspected and chocked.'   Inspection is stopped 30 minutes before leaving-time of train.  150 pounds of batrcaxo will be checked froo with each full faro ticket and 7"> poundi  '     "V'  No.3N.  B.  2nd class.  8  SO p  m.  in.  39   ,  11.  40 a  ni.  12  20  2.  C.  45.,  40",  ,r;;  No.l   N.  B  1st rla  ss. '  1. 30 a.  m.  10  f>5|  f   !  11  00)  11.  45  ,  12  15 1  12  35 ( p.m  2  10   ���  4.  30   ���  <o.   2.S. Bound  No. 4 S. Bound  1st class.  2nd olass.  4  30 p.in.  AR  i. 15 a. in.  S   05  3.00   ���  2. 10 ���  2.10   ���  1.00,.  3.35)  1.15 j p.m  ,,  12.20   p.m.  11.50   a.m  f.  10.20     ���  9  30     ���  LV  7.00    ���  with each half fare ticket.  Co KM 1CL.U  NOTICE 18 hereby #lven that appiicatlou  will b*i made to the Leijislatno Assembly of  the ProMiico of Britisli Columbio, nt its next  SuvBiiin, for an Actio lncorpoiote a Com-  pnio.to build equip, mauittm,and opeiate  it line of Iliiilnnj , of standaid srauire; from a  point at or near Kitiumat, or some other  suitable point on the Pacific Coast; thenco  northerly to Hu/olton; thenco to a point at  or noar Atliii Lake, thence northerly to tho  Sixtieth [GOthl, parallel of North Latitude;  with all powers incidental thnrtto.  1)   G. MacdoiiLll,  Solicitor for Applicants  Dated at Vanooiiver, B. C.  ��ii�� 28th day of October, A. D., 1003.  NOTICE is'hereby srivon'that sixty davs  after date I intend to apply to tho Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following- described  tract of land.  Commencing; u< post marked H W. E. C's.  S. E. Corner post placed 120 feet from the  corner of Rant A-venue and Lake Street on  the north side, in the town of Atlin, B C.  and following the line of Rant A\enue towards the Lake shore llOfoet more or less,  thenco following the line of Lako Street  northerly 120 feet, thence easterly 110 feet,  thonco 120 feot southerly, more or less to  point of commencement. Containing 0.33  aoros more or less.  Dated at Atlin, U. C. October 9th, 1903.  If. W. E. Canavan.  NOTICE is hereby (-ivon, that sixty days  from date I Intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission to purchase tlie folio1* Inp (Inscribed  piopert}.  Commendns: at Initial Post .No 1 at n  point on theSouthorl> KouikIiim of the J'lo-  i a Bench Lease ou the north bank of Pine  Creek in tho Atlin Mining Distiu*. and f >!-  low ins?tho Southerly Boundarj of thf Kloi a  Benoh Le����o North Easterly Ihi- iniiidied  feet, thence North Westorly tbrou hundred  feet, thence South Wosterlj five hundred  fi��et, thcriee South Easterly three hundrnd  laot'notp or loss to point of commencement.  ContaiDiii5r3.44 aores mora or liv>.  Dated nt Atlin, B. C.Octo!��.or 20th. 1803-  O. T. Swituer.  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  1   CONNECTION.  Headquarters  for Brook's stasra.  Pellew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilmara  Provincial Assayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890.  ..  ������''M  .��f  w.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DINING ROOM NOW OPEN,  Furnishing   The  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  WALLACE GRIME & Co.,   ���  Agents.  Larue or Small Samples foi warded for Aaeur  ". t  -hi  TRY  TCn. ^ANn". Propiiotor  o.  BATHS  BARBER  SHOP  w. SnirxDS & Eddy Dukham.  Now occupy their new quarters next  to the Bank of B. N. A., First Street.  The bath rtxmnare equally as good as fouud  In citiex.   Pfivofo B^trnnra for laities.  FOR  UPHOLSTERY    '  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS 4, OILS  Atlin Si Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF   CANADA  , Capita/    $1,000,000.  A. S. HirwdUfWd, ij^ut.  *-11  s  i  m  :viifm i�����.-;-  rZ-\  ���VWV-^lSr fin"rt��.i .. _  ttoHjlKamsfretrw**. ^Brt^t ijamOW b*s*3/ at^.�� A JmitJtuwua. ntf,rw�� <��hjm��,  X j*l�� JJ��l*J*l    !<-.>�� nll/.j4,M>"  A   Matrimonial   Entanglement.  ���ft'  .3  #'  ���/&  Kt  i\}i  n1  it"  h  IS (  1  ?  ���fti  .y i  * "5  5"'*  e'8  ?-��  si  In   "Chapters   From   j\Ty   Diploma Mo  6ife," which Andi'cw D. W ,ite, tho  nited States diplomatist, is contributing to "The CenLuiy Uhi3t. ted Magazine," there occurs an interesting reminiscence regarding the working of the German'marriage laws:���  "One morning a man camo rushing in  exclaiming: 'Mr. Ministei, I am in the  worst 'fix that any decent man was ever  jin. I want you to help me out of it;'  and he then went on with a bitter tir-  ttdo against everybody and everything in  the 'Geiman Empire.  'r "When his wrath had effervesced somewhat  he  stated  his  ease  as  followb-.���  lLast year while travelling through Ger-  fnany I fell in love with <��� young Gorman lady, and nfler my return to'Amer-  , lea became engaged to her.   I havo now  Eomo for my bride. ' The wedding is flxod  for  next Thursda3';   our  steamer pass-'  ages aie taken n day or tv\o later, and  t find that the authorities will not allow  nie to marry unless I present a multitude of papers such ns f never dreamed  < ,pfl    Some of them it will take montbn  fco     get,    nnd'   "some     I     can     never  - tet.    My intended  bride is   in .dlstiess)  her family    evidently distrust me;    the  ' Wedding is   postponed  indefinitely;   and  tny  business   partner  is   cabling me 'to  eomo buck  to America as soon no possible.    I am asked for u. baptismal cer��  tilicate���a Taufschcin.    .Now, no fw as  .' 1'know, I was never bapfi?tid.   I am required  to  piesent a  ceitiliuftte  allowing  ' the consent'of my parents to my marriage���I, a man thirty years old, and in  a large .business of my own! - I am a=kej  to'give  bonds, for. the payment of my  Bebts in Germany.   I owe no such debts;  , put I know no one who will give such a  pond.   I am notified that the banns must  be published^ a .certain number of times  before  the  wedding.'   What  kind  of  a  bountry is this, anyhow?'  "Wo.did the best wo could.   In an Interview    with' the    Minister of    Publie  Worship I was able to secure a dispensation from the publishing of the banns;  then  a bond   was  drawn  up,   which   J  ' feigned, and thus settled,the question ro  garding possible debts in Germany,    te  to  the  baptismal   certificate,  I  ordered  Inscribed, on the largest possible sheet of  official  paper,  the gentleman's  affidavit  fchat in tlie State of Ohio where he wai  born no Taufschein, or baptismal certlfi  cate,  was  required  at  the  time-of  hit  birth, and to this was affixed with plenty  of wax the largest seal of the Legation  Th'e form of the affidavit may be judged  peculiar, but it was thought best not tt  (Startle the authorities with  the admis  Bion that the man had not been baptised  at all.   They could easily believe that o  ' State   like   Ohio,   which   some   of   them  doubtless regarded as still in the back  w��odsand m'ainly tenanted by   the   abor  tglnes,' might have omitted m days gon<  by to require a Taufschein, but that ai,  unbaptised Christian should offer himself  to M married  in  Germany -would perhaps have so paralyzed their powers oi  heftef that 'permission for the marriagi  might never have been secured.  "In this and various other ways w��  overcame the difficulties, and though tin  !wedding did not take place upon the ap  pointed day, and the return to America  "md to bo deferred, the couple at last  after marriage first before the puhlio au  ithoritJes. and then in churoh> war* ablt  to depart In peace."   -  was a distinctly n.iulie.'il flavor about  the whole thing, and (luring tlie luuvj  d'ouvies and dessei t a sailor's choius  was sin!!;. Kot ueiiig a particularly  good sailor, tiie perpetual motion of the  table���which, it appeals, took some time  to get in working, ordei���was not'for me  the_ most enjoyable sensation of the occasion. I^was able, however, to appreciate the dexterity with which it had been  planned, as not an article ever rolled���or'  even attempted to roll���off the ' table.  To make the scene more realistic a canvas was hung on the wall3, on wliich was  painted- a-somewhat rough sea. Tho  guests numbered:, twenty-four, and each  was-nreaoM tail with. a���.s'"ull,.^r.i��an>au _  Aneedotal.  Shortly before hi3 death, Thomas B.  Reed was'the center of a. group at the'  -cntury Club, inJ2sTew York. The talk  jot around to Roosevelt. "Y-a-a-s, I ad-  ,nire Roosevelt very much," drawled Mr.  Reed; "I admiro him very much, indeed.'  What I admire most about him is his  jnthusiasin over his discovery of the  1'en Commandments." '  In his "Outre Mer," Paul Bourget de-  jlnrcd that "life'can never get entirely  iull to the American, because whenever  ho cannot strike any other way to put  In his time, he can always gct''aw.iy  with a few years trying to find out who  his grandfather was." To wliich Mark  Twain replied: "I reckon the Frenchman's'got his little stand-by for a dull  time, too,'because when all other interests fail he can turn in and see if he  jan't find out who his father was!"  A delightful literary find must be credited to the authority of a recent book,  "Sidelights on Charles Lamb." Dining  ene day with a friend and being pressed  to take some rhubarb pie, Lamb declined  because ifrwas physic. "That may be,"  Baid his host, "but it is pleasant and innocent." "So is a daisy," rejoined Lamb,  "but I don't therefore like daisy pie."  "Daisy pie I Who ever heard of daisy  pies?" said someone at the table. "My  authority is Shakespeare," Lamb replied.  "He expressly mentions daisies pied."  The phiase occurs in the song at the end  of "Love's'Labor's Lost." ' '  < Andrew Lang tells this story illustrating'the rigorous and ascetic "life of the  bcots. "It seems that a laird,in the year  J705, set out to join the Pretender, taking with him his son, a youth of sixteen  or so. One night this laird and his little  troop were compelled to sleep in the  open, though it was snowing, and snow  lay deep upon the ground. .Father and  son kept together, and together they  prepared to turn in for the .night. The  Bon, having wrapped his plaid about him,  qwde himself a pillow of snow, and was  oibout to lay his head on it when his  father kicked the little cold white mound  away., 'This is too soon, - truly,' he  growled, 'for you to indulge in' luxuries.'"      . ' , -,  ,-nurder. Several witnesses testified,that  they saw the accused commit the deed  one night about eleven o'clock. Lincoln  attempted no cross-examination, except  , to persuade them to reiterate their statements and to explain that they were able  to see the act distinctly because of the  bright moonlight. By seveial of the prosecuting witnesses he proved the exact  position and size of the moon at the time  of the .murder. The prosecution there  rested, and Lincoln, addressing the court  and the jury, announced that he had no  defence to submit .except an almanac,  which "would show' that theie was no  moon on that night. The state's attorney was paralyzed, but the court admitted the almanac as competent testimony, and every witness was completely  Impeached and convicted of perjury. The  ferdict was not guilty. d'  Misdirected  Zeal.  An Irish Miracle.  , "And is It swimming you mane?" ob-  rerved the O'Fkherty.' "By Jabers, thin,  pe should see the little divils of South  5ny Tslandci-3! ' Sure, and they nm down  to the beach and dive into* the water  long before they can walk at arl, at arl."  De Style���Is he ,a chip of tho old  Mock? Gunbusta���No; hejs a claw of  Ihe old lobster.���New York "Siin.",  The Blighting- of His Fame.  "Ruined!" he oricd, as ho dashed n  jpaper to the floor and trampled upon H  "Ruined, disgraced I My fair fame  -blasted! My honor gone!"  ' "Dearest, what disaster is this?" If  was his fond wife who gasped the ques  'tion, in tones of anguish.  "A disaster -which is irretrievable; r  ^oalamity Which will crush mo to thi  ���jiarth!" He ran his white, thin finger*  through his luxuriant crop of long am'  Snky hair, folack as tho raven's wing,,a'  ten-and-a-half the bottle of black, war  i anted to defy deteotion���not a dye, no'  , *    stain, but a    harmless  liquid    tha;  Eierely has to bo combed into the hail  Vide advt.). . .  ' "Heavens, Ilor.itio, tell me what hs-  loefallen thee!" The fair girl turned* hei  iiorror-full eyes upon him. Her youru  soul, aged thirty-eight, shared hi.-  ��Sony.  "Felicia," he cried, "do I look Ilk* r.  ImmoristT"  "The fates forefend!"  1   "Do  I  Btrike you  at  all as being  :  Sunny man?"  ' "Anything but that I" she shuddered  "Am I not known as a serious in  ���Short"  "You are," she admitted.  "Do I not paint the serious side n  We?"  "You do," she interjected.  "Am I not a novelist of grave an  serious ondcavor?"  "You am," she whispered.  "Does not my tame depend on ni  reputation as a man that abhors a jes'  as a writer who revels in tho darknes  of despair and tlie greyiiesa of exist  race?"  "It dobh!" ��he moniied.  "Then listen to tins," ho faltered  "Theso are the words that should havi  wound up the 'Fourpenny Monthly':���  'As the light flickered out, she bent he  queenly head and kissed him in the  dark!*'"  "Beautiful!" sho ejaculated, enraptured.  "Yas, but listen to what the printer  has mado of it���'She bent her queenly  head and kissed hhn on tho beak!"  "Oh, Horatio!" sho murmured, and  swooned.  "Tho horror of ill" ho .wildly cried.  "Tlie public will take me for a new humorist I "���"Ally  Slopcr's   nalMIoliday."  A Unique Luncheon.  Tho Paris correspondent of the "Pall  MaJl Gazette" recently attended a lunch-  con given, by M. Dcssing-Whitraoro,  which was distinctly original. The table,  be says, took the form of a boat, and the.  waiters were dressed as sailors.    Thor4  A well-known theatrical manager/who  is distinguished rather for his business  ability than for his-knowledge of literature, was visited not long ago by an  aspiring playwright.' He had with him,  he explained to the manager, the manuscript of a p{ay based on one of Edgar  Allen Roe's stories, which ha was sure  was destined to make a sensational'hit  on the-stage., The manager'consented to  hear the play, and listened with increasing interest as the playwright read from  his 'manuscript. "He was enthusiastic  when the end was reached. "That's fine!"  he exclaimed���-"fine! Now, I'll tell you  what I'll do: You and Mr. Poo come In  to-morrow and we'll talk this thing  over."  Count Tolstoi does not bear a very  kindly attitude toward the many curious  a'timirers who besiege his Russian home  in the hope of getting a glimpse of the  great novelist. A party of visiting Am-,  erican tourists who called not long ago  to pay their respects were not, therefore,  very cordially received. Tolstoi refused  to meet them; but he reluctantly consented to stand on his doorstep and let  himself be seen. One of the vis'tms, however, could not resist the temptation to  *peak to the great man. "Oh. Count  Tolstoi," she exclaimed effusi\ely, approaching the author with out-tretched  hnnd, "1 enjoyed your last book so  much!" "You refer, I suppose/' leplicd  Tolstoi, "to 'Dead Souls'?" The lady assented joyfully. "Urn," re.in.uked the  novelist, "Gogol wrote that."  A Southern clergyman had married a  pair of negroes. After the ceremony the  iirooin asked, "How. much yo' eh.ihge fo'  dis?" "Well," said tho minister, "I usually leave that to the groom. Sometimes I am paid five dollars, sometimes  ten, sometimes less." "Dat's a lot ob  money, pahson. Tell yo' what Ah'll do.  Ah'll gib yo' two dollars, an' den ef'I  fin' I ain't got cheated, I'll gib yo' mo'  in a monf." A month Inter the groom  leturncd. "All's ycre, Ink Ah promised,  pahson." "Yes," said thp mini ,tcr, expectantly, "Ah tol' yo' dnt of \-t was all  right, Ah'd gib yo' mo' money, didn't  Ah?" "You did." "Well, pah.sen, us dis  ycre am a sort of spec'Iation, Ah reckon  yo' owe me about a dollah on' eighty-  five cents, an' Ah come tcr git it."  That Sir Henry Irving is quite capable  of maintaining Lis dignity under somewhat trying circumsiances is shown by  the following anecdote which is told of  the tragedian by Mr. C. R. Kennedy of  the "Everyman" company. On one occasion Irving's company, having been  called to the theater for rehearsal, found  upon their arrival that they were considerably ahead of time. As Sir Henry  had not yet arrived, one of the actors in  tho company, who was noted fo-r his accomplishments as a mimic, proceeded to  jive a lively and elaborate imitation of  Sir Henry's highly characteristic acting.  As ho finished his demonstration, a well-  known voico came from the depths of  the darkened auditorium: "Very good,"  It said. "Very good indeed! So good,  In fa<it, that there is no need for both of  Us in this company."  Lincoln's greatest legal triumph was  the acquittal of an old neighbor named  f)uiT Armstrong, who was.charged with  I'Our Prison Systems.  '  Tho sav.xg-ery of our prison systems,' as  thoy  existed   previously   to   the   time  of  John Howard, says The Literary Digest,  appears  to   havo  been   so, far  mitigated  that that great prison roformer might be  considerably astonished If he eould visit  some of pur American-penal Institutions'  of the present day.    Wo learn from the  Mississippi papers tliat-'lt Is'no uncommon  thlnj?  for  convicts who escape from  the  Mississippi Penitentiary  to  the  inhospitable outside world to come back and ask  to be admitted again;  and the Pennsylvania papers aro filled  with accounts of  the  discovery  of  a- nounterfellliiff   plant  that has been running for months In tho  Eastern Penitentiaiy, in Philadelphia, and  which had escaped, the notice of the prison attendants.   It had escaped,their notice  so completoly, Indeed, so the papers say,  that  they   unsuspectingly   received   from  the prisoners large numbers of the dimes,'  quarters and half-dollars  turned  out by  this   rival "Philadelphia  mint,   and   spent  them In the city until Philadelphia  was  "flooded wi'th them."'   The counterfeiting  business was carried,on by the convicts  mainly "to pass away the time," so The  Philadelphia "Inquirer thinks, as they had  nothing else to do.'  In' a* prison  there is  a great deal of time to pass, .ind the re-_  collection  of  the old  saying about  time  and money might easily suggest the passing of the latter.    Most of the prisoners  engaged in the counterfeiting .lie sj.id to  have been emplovea In the plumbing department,  learning to  become  plumbers,  and the material for the coins is thought  to   have  been   obtained   by   them1,     'i'no  counterfeiting was   carried   on  at  night,  when, only the night watchman, who was  formerly-a Philadelphia-policeman,' was  supposed to be on duty.   The newspapers  comment   very   seveiely   on   the ,pi-JSoni  management, and the critics of the Republican State administration profess to  see a connection between the alleged mis-  government of the State and tlie dereliction of the prison officials.   The Washing-  'ton1 Post remarks satirically :���"Inmates  of   the   Pennsylvania   penitentiary   have  been robbing the State with just as much  daring as though they were outside and  holding office."  A.Dutch Proposal.  The Dutch propose to reclaim the whole  of the Zuyder Zee from' the grasp. of  the ocean, says Walter Wellman, in Me-  Clure's Magazine. It is a vast, a daring,  project, the most picturesque engineering  enterprise known to the world to-day. An  isthmian canal mayrcost more money," but  an Isthmian canal is,"^ after all, only a  great ditch. While other nations > are  seeking colonial expansion, tho Dutch  propose to create a hinterland at home.  They propose to reclaim from the waters an area equal to one-fourteenth pf  all tho present Holland. They propose to  add nearly one-tenth to the 'area of cultivable land In their country. They propose to find new homes, where now th-o  sea rages, for a population equal to i per  cent, of all the inhabitants of the Netherlands. In the United States an enterprise of relative proportions would "involve the creation of a new State like  Missouri or Texas, the reclamation ,of  land enough for more than three millions  of people to live upon and thrive by agriculture.  Freedom of Women.  At the annual meeting of the Girls'  Friendly Society held recently in London  Mrs. Creighton, the widow of the lata  Bishop of London, delivered an address.'  In the course of hei lecture she emphasized a needed warning in discussing tho  changed conditions of lite among wr>men  of all classes. Tho increased liberty which  girls and women enjoy has, she claimed,  resulted in large numbers leading absolutely objectless lives. This was especially tho case In those belonging to the  great middle classes. The sense of individual responsibility needed to be cultivated by each one In whatever station of  life her lot was cast, otherwise instead  of being a blessing, tho freedom now enjoyed by women would prove tho source  of Incalculable mlschleC lo tho moral fibre  of the female character In tho present  and future generations.  A clergyman, somewhere by tho se��  has expreEBed Ms displeasure be-  jause some of the .women who  3omo to his church. have fallen into a  mmmer habit of coming without their  )ats. He has cited St.' Paul as his au-  .hority for declaring {from his pulpit  '.hat women ought-to keep-their heads  jovered in church. They certainly look  7ery nice with their heads covered 'as  our church-going sisters are wont to  cover them, but it seems reasonably  doubtful whether St. Paul, if he had been  .managing a seaside church in the United  States in this year of grace, would have  thought it expedient to raise this question of millinery. In the matter of women's headgear the times have changed  very much, and in nineteen hundred  years both the cost and the disbractive-  ness of women's hats have momentously  Increased. It was the fashion in Oriental Galilee in St. Paul's time for women  to  keep  their  heads   covered in   public  Elaces. So is"it the'fashion'hero now,  ut circumstances alter cases. Tliat our  Women have recently consented to take  off their hats in the theaters has been  hailed aa a merciful, concession, but tho  theaters aro as public as the churches,  and no reason suggests itself .why what  is good form in, the one place shouldn't  be good form in the other.  Moroover,   in   summer "somo   of   our  grown girls are just now disposed to go  about bareheaded.    One'sees jtlicm bo'hi  automobiles in town, and in the streets  of the country villages. ' Why object, if  they .like it and, think their complexions  will stand it?    It 'is in  the interest' of  economy,,and .-some  people  think  it  is  good for the health, too.   Tit is a passing quip,'and  bound  soon   to yield   to  freckles and  tan,,and  when  it does so  yield  tho  piactice   'of    dropping    into  church without  a  hat  will go  with  it  St. Paul himself could ..well distinguish  between essentials and inessentials," for  after setting forth his .views,about covered heads tor "women and for men, doe*  lie not say, "But if any'man seem, to be  contentious   we���'have  no   sucIk custom  neither  the  churches of God.''    Which  was saying in effect*that, aftor all,,th'r  question wasn't,worth disputing over.  .. .A kindred question 'has come up���ar  tho  papers  say���in  Vermont,; where ,a  young woman who expects, soon to  b<  married objects to promising to obey hei  .future husband, and has been looking foi  a clergyman who will leave "obey" oui  of the marriage service which is to mak<  her a wife.   She'has found one, but noi  in her own church.   All the1 same, it wil1  make little practical difference whethei  she promises to obey or not.   If she mur  rles a man worth obeying shedill oba.\  at' a pinoh, and be glad of the chance (  The husband still ranks as the head o.  the family,'and though'cases-are com  mon where he is not, really in command  the happiest families are those in whici  he is equal to his job. ' It is not am  word of Scripture, or law, or a promisi  in the marriage' service that'makes th<  husband" the   senior and^ ruling partner'  .but. nature 'and   the - force, of  circuin ,  stances.   ' -  d   ���  Moreover, the fear which some young  women have of -having .to, obey a bus  band is just a bugaboo. As things turi  out there is division of ..responsibility  and therefore of authority. Tlie wifi  has her realm and rules in it., The hus  band takes her orders in matters undo'  her control, and she his in some othe>  matters, and over other matters stil  they consult and agree upon a course  Of oourse a bossy husband is objection  able, but a bossy husband is apt to be i  good deal of an ass, and no young wo  man ought to marry a man who is s  good deal of an ass unless the exigency i>  pressing and she can positively do m  better.���"Harper's Weekly."  oraer. untidy collars and cuffs, soilcu  shirts and shirt-waists, spotted table-,  cloths and napkins were the rule in ho-'  tels and private homos. The old mammy  of slavery days reaped a harvest. Some  laundrymen, who thought to be shrewder than their fellows, fixed up great  bundles of linen and shipped them to  .neighboring towns,' thereby hoping to  promote the neatness of their customers,-  but the union was on the alert. Wagon-s  wen; followed to stations, Die place of  shipment ascertained, "and the laundry-  workers there notified that '"scab" work  was coming to them. <ln most cases  these laundry employees refused to do  the work, and the bundles were shipped  back to Chicago. '  '' . ' Tariff", Changes.  .The market for United States cattle  and * meats in France is now virtually  closed, the French Government havingi  mado changes in tlie tariff wliich form an  oven more serious embargo on American  meats declared by Germany several  yeais ago. Henceforth cattle, sheep,  goats, hogs, etc., ,and ficsh .-Mid sailed  meats produced fiorn them will be subjected to tho maximum t.mlf if imported  'nto 'Franco directly from the United  States; or if imported indiiecliy, tliro-jgh  a European countiy, theie will be nil nrt-  'ditional tax of 09.5 cents per 220 pounds.  ,"      An Irish,Gentleman.  ,Mr. McGroirey, the Independent Irish-,  American gentleman who has chosen to,  rosldo at Donegal Workhouse, whore ho Is  being charged ��1 Is weekly for board and  lodging, explained yesterday why ho had  taken this course, .su.ys Tho London Daiiy  Mall of Sept. 17.  , ' It is not because ho is iVsplcised with  tho attention and com fort of the Irish  hotels, but for tho purpose of tneollng tho'  /Convonlenco of his medical advisor, who  had been attending hhn Iwlco dully. Tho  doctor, who was olten called ��udcienly to  attend his patient, thought it would bo  botlor for both if Mr. McOrloroy eamo  into tho Infirmary attached lo tho Institution. Ho gives this as tho .solo reason  why ho has gone Into the workhouse.  A successful onglnco'-lng conlfactor In  'tho States, Mr. -McGrioiry came to his  native county of Donegal for" I ho purpose ,  of having somo spni-t, hut particularly for  tho benefit of h's health. For some tlmo '  ho stayed in a Donegal hotel, but afterwards removed to a country village some  dlstanco out of Donegal,     v  The only furniture in his room In' tha  workhouse consists of two beds, but he  states that h<? is .vciy comfortable. He  has his own delicacies brought Into the  workhouse. When his health Improves  'he Intends going to the south ot Franco.  Yesterday Mr. McGroirey was up a.id  moving about for the first time since h��  was admitted to' the workhouse intirm-  ary. , , _      '   ,  To Settle Differences.  Items of Interest.  , A New Discovery.  The discovery of a new metal culled  seliurn by Edward Mollnrd, a Frenchman,  is reported to tho United States Stnte Department. Says Engineering News :-  "Tho discoverer as-scrts that aclium costl  only one-twelfth as much as aluminum,  and Is lighter and stronger. It does no|  rust, and is therefore suitable for shipbuilding, for tiio m.inufiicturo of pipes  and for railroad construction. It is asserted also that it Is capable of taking a  fine polish resembling nickel. Its hardness is not quite cciu.-ii to that of iron,  but Is greater than that of le.id or zinc.  Its strength Is s.iid to bo greater than  that of Iron, but less tha l that of stool."  Eight Special Trains.  Eight special trains, over as many railroads, have boon engaged to carry John  Alexander Dowio and his "Kestoration  Host" to New York City. A "groat mission" is to be held in Madison Square  Garden from October 18th to November  ]st. Dowio will be accompanied, according to advance notices, by tho "Zion  White-Robed Choir of Hundreds of  Voices, Zlon City Brass Band, hundreds  of officers of the church and at least four  thousand members of Zion Restoration  Host."     '  ��� lPaBRaig^XQ'RHfc- "fc?TT7;"r*"i-  n*���*"  < Gladys Deacon, "the American beauty,"  met with an extraordinary accident at  !Mrs. Adair's fancy dress ball the other  night in London. A lady who was walking in front of her tripped, threw up her  heels, nnd one shoe flew off, striking Miss  Deacon sharply on the chin, causing a  bad cut. At His Majesty's Theater, a  few nights later, when Claude Lowther's  play, "The Gordian Knot," was produced,  Miss Deacon still 'had a plaster on her  chin. ,  Tlie French have found a reason for  the popularity of the cake walk in Paris.  The thing is French! One of the negroes  at the Nouveau Cirque, interviewed by a  Paris paper, says that the origin of the  dance was French. According to this  latest account, some of the Frcnoh refugees from the court of Mario Antoinette introduced the minuet into New  Orleans about the lime of the Revolution, and it was the native imitation of  the most fashionable dance in Europe  that was afterward developed into the  cako walk.  Tho Declaration of Independence is to  be seen no more by the public, an order  having been issued that hcncefoith tho  historic munuscript shall be kept under  lock and key in a great fire and light-  proof safe. This decision has been  reached as the result of an examination  of the document by a committee of tlie  American Academy of Sciences, recently  in session in New York, who acted at  tho instance of Secretary Hay, whose  attention had been called to the sad  state of the famous document. Most of  the text of the Declaration is still legible, but only one or two of the signatures can be made out. Tlicre is only a  trace of the autograph of John Hancock,  tho first to sign. The document from  time to time will be photographed in  order to measuro as nearly as possible  the result of the protective steps.  _ Chicago had to get along for over thrco  weeks with soiled linen on account of the  strike of thousands of laundry girls and  men. Every union laundry in Chicago  was closed. John Chinaman and a few  scattered non-union laundries kept at  work, but they could not begin to keep  the city's^clothes and household linen in  Little credence has been given to rumors that have appeared from time to  time. In European papers, to the* effect  that the Mohammedans of Asia and Af-  ' rica were making an effoit to sink their  differences, and present a, united front  against the inroads of Christianity. The  enrqity between tlie two great sects of  Islam, the Sunni and the Shia. lias for  generations  been  as bitter and  virulent -  ��� as  that   between'any  two  branches    of"  ��� Christendom at any time In its history,  ,and It would seem impossible that   tins  animosity could' be quelled. Moreover."  the Mohammedans have no means'of intercommunication, 'no "religious.newspapers, nor other method of moulding public opinion and bringing scattered peoples to think alike on any subject. ' The  great focus of intercommunication, the  Mecca pilgrimage, is losing its influence.  Its numbers' are steadily diminishing, and  last year it was altogether prohibited by  Government, on account of the plague.  It appears,  however, says Public Opinion, that neither   missionaries   nor   publicists may have given sufficient importance to one uniting force, tho fraternities  which  are  rapidly  springing  into  being  among   Mohammedans.     Professor   Nal-  lino of Naples has recently published in  a Geneva paper an article upon the "Present   Tendencies   of  Islamism,"   treating  of these fiatornlties as a movement   demanding  serious  attention.    It    appeals  that theso orders existed a century ago,  but have been suspected and opposed by  orthodox Mussulmans, who deemed them  to be  opposed   by  the  Koran.    Even as  recently as 1S40 only about B per pent, of  the Mohammedans of the Sahara belonged to them.   But the conquest of Algeiia.  and the ensuing contact with the abhor-  .red "Roumis" (Roman Catholics or Christians)  not only aroused a new effervescence of zeal  through ail  Mohammedan,  Africa, but gave a preponderant importance  to   the   hitherto   despised   fraternities.    Now, ProfOKSos- Nallino savs, fully  S3 per cent, of the Arabs of   North Africa are affiliated with one or another of  these tratoinitles, and in all ot them religious zeal Is kept alive by hatred of tho  Christians.    Thus   pan-Tslamism,    which  even ten years ago was a mero Utopia,  may now become at almost any moment  a  reality.    It  would  suffice   for  half   a  score   of   tho   great   chiefs,   meeting   at  Mecca at tho time of the pilgrimage, to  agree   upon   time   and   method,   and  all  Islim, from the Atlantic to tho Milayan  archipelago,  would unite  in an uprising  against Christians.  '    Order Early.  A United States undertaker advertises: "Why live and be miseiable, when  you can be comfortably buried for twenty dollars?" Wc shall expect something  of the kind over here soon. Don't be  surprised when you tako up your morning paper if you read this sort of thing:  "Billy Morgan looked down tho barrel'  of his daddy's gun to sec where the bullet went to when it went off. Tho funeral was handsomely ��onduct/Cii bty  Smith & Co., who 'have always a largo  staff on hand, and are open to bury tho  wholo neiighborhood at twenty-four  hours' notice. A pound of tea given  away with every coffin. Order early lo>  avoid disappointment!"  He was Useful.  "Do  you  think your  sister likes   to  have me come here, Jamcy?"  "JTou bet.   You lake her to the Ihea- ���  ter nnd bring her candies."  "I'm glad I can make her happy."        !  "Yea;  and tho young 'feller she's en-.'  jaged  to don't  mind it, either,  for it/  ��aves him that much money toward go.  mg to housekeeping."���"Pick-Mo-Up."  A Satisfactory Reason.  First picket���What's this strike about, j  myway���more pay, less work? What's  t for? Second picket���Nahl The boss'  lidn't take his hat off or take his dig* j  Miton hi? month when do walkin' dele-;  fate wene In ter see him.���"Judge."       ���  3>  "'i  r.  .        i  * *.  f ������Mfe��0OttcKVJffih-b-*iUuM  I   i  if.  m  m  w  wl  W  I  #'  zzl  3>  ��  9  "��� ^^���������������������^���^^^���������������������������������������������������������������^���^���^���^^ $.  ���:  BY LAURA JEAN  LIBBEY  ���  Author of " The Crime of Hallow-E'en," " The Flirtations of  a'Beauty," "Willful Gaynell," f Little Leafy,"  " Only a Mechaaic's Daughter," etc. '  r     ���  "��������������������$��������>���������������������������������������� ���������#*^****����0��*4>**** ,  Surely there was never so strange a  (wedding- as this,  A few rain drops foil from (he darkening heavens��� I/eti.i always thought  they were angels' tea is��� and tho  stars died out of the sky.  If thoso silent waves could only  b��.vo whispoied to her of (ho woful  secret, which; fiom this night's woik,  was to daiken her young lifo, she  would have c.,i4,t herself thoji and  there into their cold embrace, and  been gathered to happiness and rust  in their bosom.  _____ *  OIMPTifttt IV.  Repented at   Ticisuu       ,  The week   that  "  followed    secuicd  like a  stiawgo dream  to I/elta.  Those wiio wiw Iho young gentleman and Jus beautiful, clinging ghl-  wifo woti detail at (hem. _ ,  ' There was a world of passionate  love in tbo girl's cLuk-eyes, every one*  . ooutd see sho lived on his woids and  glances; her swoet, foieign/fuoo told  Its own stoiy. A child no longer ���  love aad miado her a woman, "devoted and tender, a,s the genial sunshine  "expands the bud into the rose,  i Her Husband mude little pielnnse of  ���flection, yet it wub mot in human  nature to ,be wholly blind to the ardent love that glowod in that beautiful faco.  CTlmont was beginning to realize  that the love 'which the Itev. Paul II-  lingsworth had predLcted was coming  to ins youiiig wife; he���had yet* to  learn its depths. lie never dreamed  .the one great thought that filled  Izetta's soul was:  ^ "I love lAIdenc so dearly, so deeply,  Hie must Jove mo in return "  The week had haiftly passed ere UI-  monc repented most bitterly what he  had done; it was a sad fact, yet too  terribly true, ho told himself.  .  The vow which had been extorted  from him had coat him a terrible  j>rice.  How should he meet Loraine,   who  Was his ibetrothod bride, and tell her  what ho iiad done?  What excuse could  be orfer to   atone    for her'outraged  pride?     He knew Loraine<loved     him  ldeeply In her cold, proud    way;      ho  knew how afn would come foi th     to  meet him, a   flush  on her beautiful  face, arui with the love- light in her  eyes;,.has ring-��� the ring with which  they had plighted their troth���sparkling on Heir little white hand, how the  -light would die out  of her beautiful  eyes when he told her what he    had  done, "  -  Slie conM easily see he had not married for lore, he told himself; he - had  been rorced into it through duty; still,  thejtatai work had been done��� he was  securely married.  Brave as the young' man was, he  bad not the courage to face his stern,  haughty mother; hs would not have  flinoneif in the foremost of a battle,  IWith shot and shell falling thickly  ���bout him; yet ha did shrink from the  fnry that would gather in bis mother's eyes .when he spoke the words  (Which were beginning to gall like  Wormwood on ��is lips��� he was mar-  Tied. IC it had been Loraine, proud,  peerless, and Jifelf- possessed, how different it would all have been,  i IDT ho chanced to meet a maiden  *rith golden thaix, his heart almost  ceased to ibeat, and the namo Laraino  would spring unconsciously , to his  lips.  i�� he saw a handsome, graceful woman, wnom every one universally admired, or heard her solvery laughter,  he would remain silent for long hours,  thinking bow blind and rash he had  been; thus ihis impulsive recklessness  otructc nome ito his heart at last.  At was a strange bridal week,  rjimoint treated bis young wife gently, considerately, but in hits own  heart he cried out:  "This marriago was a great mistake!"  The young heir of Ulvesford Mines  told himself he was wiotchudly unhappy, yet all of .his futuie year3  must pay tho price of one moment's  Impulslvoncss. o  There waa ino one to blame but himself, fle fully rebolveil, howovor,lh.it  Izetta s'hould not suffeir for it.  Ono bright, sunlit mottling, toward  the close of that ovemtful week, LT1-  mont asirud tlzotta if sho would like  to take a rainiblo by tho seashore, tho  sun was lighting tho water, with a  thousand airowy bpaiklea.und tho air  was rtgoious and ctlnlaialin^, and  laden with itko aioma of the u^lant  spice- giovos and myriads of Uossoma  over wnucih it had lately lingered.  Izetta looked up inlv hia iu.00 with  glad, eiliuiing eyes.  "I sihouid bo so pleased to go, !2Ir.  Boss," she said.  How she longed to call him husband,  but UJmont's proud, haughty face invited little f_.inili.mry.  He had grown quite used to tho title; indoed, it had never stiuck him as  Btrwuge hia beautiful young wife  should call him Mr. Itoss.  .Woman- like, Izetta had donnod her  prettiest,robes, of wliich he had purchased her quite a bupply, to please  trim. Ulmont had been simply surprised at the fereat difference dress  could make in her.  In her plain dark dress and crim-  fflon cloak he had thought of hor as   a  wore,, which fitted hoi' ���o pcifectly;  yet, after tho first i,u, i): ise, he qu.lo  forgot to notice her dppo.uaneo at  all.  ��� For quite an hour they promenaded the beach in utter silenco; those  wlho passed them wondoiud> why tho  young man's -face was turned so persistently away from tho boauli'"ul, foreign faco that.was raised so wistfully toward his''-own; they woudored  why he loolced lar out ovor tho sea  and sighed,-^  Izetta never attempted' to " con-  Terse1 wiih him,''being only too content to answer'his questions if ho  ohanced to address    'her. ''  Sho oftenrsaw htm,take fiom hia  pocket a packet of loiters, tied by a  dainty, pale-blue ribbon; some ol  them were old n'nd worn, ns if by  many perusals, and onco she wm  quite sure, she saw him gazing long  and earnestly at a lock of golden  hair, which he replaced with the letters in his Jbrcnst- pocket.  - ./Then, tor the first time during tha  ���hort week of her m.irnage, she ad-  dresssil  him  involuntarily:  -, ^  "Do you like golden h.iir very much,  SLlderlct" she  asked,   wistfully.,  n^iT * feiisf Instant u-ncuom qu'ta  fongot It was his dark- haired wife  wlho'asked the question, as he answered, enthusiastically:  "It Is the most glorious of all the  crowns of womanhood." '  Ulmont never dreamed that Lsetta  was wondeting why God <m<'de her  own curls so dark, with a deep pain  in her j heart, while hr-r v ,hanclirme  young husband admired fair, shining  hair.       ���.  O'l will eifiow you. T/etta," he paid,  "how gloriously shimmering i golden  hair can crown a   lieauiUul face"  As he spoke he diew from his pocket  a pearl case, half hidden ii its hed 'of  purple. Izetta silently took the picture  from his 'hand. ' ' "       ^  "I warn-you not to be enraptured,"  he laughed.  , "Lam the artist, so you  see it is by no meins whit it should,  .have  been;   the   subject,  though,      is -  worthy of the grandest masters."  Izetta igazed Iong_and earnestly at  the picture, drinking in every detail  of  ttoat  equisitely", perfect  faco.  A strange, numb feeling stole over  her. -- ,  She was to k-emember it all with  vivid distinctness in after years.  The picture was certainly a strange  one���half reality,   half  ideal.j  A graceful, tall, white lily was represented on the polished ivory, quite  in the centre of a vase of rare exotics,  while upon Its snowly petal was' the  rarest face Izetta had ever gazed upon-     t ,    \ -, i  A face pure and spiritual, yet  blended with the coldest pride, from  the perfect, arched brows to the delicate curves of the smiliag, sensitive  lew pleasaat woids'hnd brought bacu.  the sunshine to hoi eyes  She onmo up closei lo him and laid  hei  hand  liiiiidly on his .ma.  "Do you tbi.'ik, AU'enc," she asked,  ���-"imp y as a cmid iiuj.;hT lun o clone,  "youi ideal ol love is ptultior than  I?     You  had not  seci m ���   then."  The vmy caudoi of (Iv question  nma/od ' bim. LojIciidst down into  those stauy C3ros, no, so ohi/alious to  all ti-omeii, how could he help lelling  her e^aciveiy thar lici f.iee, above all  jotheis, was the most beautiful in the  'world,' "  'As hs looked down up >n her ho  wondered if, afcea rill, ilu^it' was ever  any possibilit3 ol his bee imng really  interested in  his fan  y\ ung wife,.  f\.t that m'iment a ^udden impulse  ao\7oA liim to throw the pcicruit far  out into the sea and the letters af-  iei it. ' i  "Whit riirhfc had he, row I hat, he  was bound to anothei, tc dream of tho  fair face !of Loraine Lornmer, 01 to  g.��^�� tuofu'Iyupon the nioi ured fnce?  Had Ulmont, for oii< c in his lKe,  obeyed    tho    suddeu  impulse that  spiang fiom his lie.u t, Ihe greatest  tragedy of his iiio would have been  spai ed him. ' <���  The giaocl old nnmc and honor of  Ulvosfoid, ivhuh I he young lioii would  have shielded with his l.fo, would never'have" been dragged through the  miie of dishonor, and ibis story would  never have  been wiittcn.  ,Then a slrango event happened.  , When Ulmont had paitcd from the  rector ho had asked, as a special favor, (hat the ltov. Illing'-'woith should,  upon his arrival at Boston, call imme-  atoly on his mother.  Ulmont Knew that the rector, above  all others, was 'the ono best" fitted to  break the news of her son's marriage  to tho stern, coldi woman, who never  forgot nor forgave an miury. ,  If she would pardon him and receive  Izetta as his wife Ulmont had decided  to return at once; that was tha message he seflt her, which the strange  workings of fate destined she should  never  receive.    '      4   ' |  It happened in this wl'-'o: ' } <  'Ulmont had deened the rector to  let Kim know at once tho result of  tiiis interview, directing bis communication to a small station at the  ciossroad, "which they (nhould read  late in  the week.      ���     ''      ""  If favorable, he could take Izetta  direct to Botton, if not, he could take  her for the present to lite old nurse  at Silvernoob, who would receive her  with open arras for his "sake.  He hoped wben his haughty mother  saw remonstiance was useless 'and  regrets in vain the puncipal difficulty  would be removed  'When they reached the station nt  the crossroads, Ulmont received a note  which quite iintmnned h m  A letter, dated two days previous,  hastily written, awa.ted him, which  was as follows:v - ��� ,  "Boston,  Thursday  morning   ���  My  Dear  Boy:���   If   you   would  see   your  mother alive hasten home at once or  you may. be-too late. "I found her in  so'fee'ble a   condition, fearing        the  ; slightest shock-might piove fatal,   I  , dared not broach the subject of your  ' ma"rriage.     Leave your wife there un-  I til the crisis Is past.^   I will be at each  train   to   meet  'you.     Your faithfu/  friend,"  -��� y- < -     t   i        i  .  d'Paul Illiagsworth."  (Again turnout made the mistake of  his life by not confiding fully and unreservedly in his young wife. i  i In ten minutes"the train started for  Silvernook; five minutes later he could  catch the express direct to Boston. He  had not a  minute to lose.  mouth, so lake a   cleft, deep crimson   |     He hurriedly explained to  Izetta, as  rose-ieai. , fae thought, all that was necessary for  TOie eyes were a Iar.ge, deep e?- her to know at present. His- mother  pressive blue, the face was perfect in I lay ill, perhaps dying, he must go to  contour and  dainty  coloring   crown-     her at onco, while she muat go  ea in a  halo of golden bair, long and       . .     _ ��  curling, which mingled with the lily's  poldon calyx.  Beneath was written in fanciful de-  tfgn, "My love."  r Izetta scarcely knew how long she  g/Bi7ed at it.     Ulmont interrupted her.  "You are pleased with my fancy?"  Se said, igently.  "This is your Ideal of love, Alderio,'"  lihe said, softiy; "it is very beautiful,  ret is only a picture from1 your im-  igination, fs It not, Alderic?"  The flush deepened on Ulmont's faco  is he answered, evasively :  "I have seen such a  picture^ it was  mo of_n  fewchofce ones in a   private  collection.      I  painted  it quite from  ���nemory." -'  "It must havo Impressed you  Itrongly, Alderic."  "So it did," be replied, carelessly  tnough'.  How liftTe sfte knrw every Hncnmnnt  )t that  beautirol face, of which  Lo  on  alone to Silvernook,1 which was fortunately but an hour's ride.  | , He would fiive her a note to his old  nurse, wlom she could readily'find,  who would receive her kindly until he  came for her, which vwould certainly  be within tbo following ueek. >  I Ulmont hastily tore a loaf from his  memorandum, wrote a Ehort note  which he addressed and placed in her  hand, together with tho "little package containing the money her grandfather had lelt her, and two hundred  dollars which he happened to have by  him. , .  |    It was all so sudden.  ' Izotta struggled hard to bravely  bear the sepaiatioji from the hu&b.md  whom she so madly worshipped. The  next momant found her alone on tho  train.  I Ulmont watched long and earnestly till she was quito out of sight, the  ' sweet, tear-stained face pressed closs  I tgninst the  wmdow-pn no.  Ioope<l  D.ioic, i,>uod  Luiaino  homtu^x,  the licit ess. <  , Tho golden sunshine never lingeicd  mpona fiuipi piciuie than ybe mid'1  in ho'r morning diesa of creamy i laoc,  which fell ln'graceiul folds about Llj  perfect figure; she looked what sJn  wai-i queenly young^girl, one boin  to commund.  Thero wore pride, poetry and pasnon  blended in each glance of her ^iu.1,,  flashing eiyes, her lace in us h.-iugluj  chaiining repose, i\as simply a rei-  fect ono, from which her long golden  hair was pu=hed caielossly back, , .-  spray of white heath in its goltlei  waves, fastened with a diamond arrow. / r    ,  A magnificent solitaire gleamed up  on her finger, on which her ey<io olli)  Tested.  'At lastjshe turned from the wn  dow, with a light shado of disappouu  ment on her fnce  "I hud quite expected a letto  flora Ulmont," she .said, meditatively  "I am f-uiptisrd at n��t lnivuig so;u<  kind of a   message from him.  'Iler mother, wno ief lined on an ad  jaconl divan, closed the book she helc  in her 1-ip with a sm le as she icpliv:cl  "LTImo:,t may count himself lucu>  if he roacheb here b> (o-monow. Yo.:  must no( foiget, my dear Loraine,  how very uncertain the ai rival o<  the.se steamers aie nowadays. Younii  people aie always impatient. I ncvej  saw a young, expectant biido, will,  out thinking of the day beloio mj  own wedding."  "Did  you   feel   a   strange,      happj  restlessness that   you    could  soaicclj  explain,l mamma?"  asked Loiaine,  'blushing^-iosily, seating heiself on   a  low hassock at her feet.  "Yes, and I was much like you, never quito satisfied unless I was at the  window, watching fort-the coming oi  my lover."  The rose bloom" deepened on 'Loraine Lorriiaer's flower- like face.  "You are mistaken, there, mamma,"  she said. ,"I do not'expect him until  the eventful to-morrow."'       *  (As she spoke, "she thought of the  closing sentence of the last letter she  had received from him; he had written:  "I shall be'af'Lorrimer Place by<the  15th inst., positively, tt> claim for my  bride the sweetest, fairest girl in all  the wide, wide���jvoiId.,My sweet Lo-  'rainei tune nor tide, could e'er withhold mo." , ,'  The supsrb trousseau a princess  might have been proud of, had arrived tho day flbelore; then Loraine had  done a foolish thing; she had airay-  ed herself in the shimmering gossamer  robes to note the 'effect; even clasped the peaifs around her perfect neok  >and arms, and fastened the veil to her  golden heir, smiling pioudly'thc while,  as'she thought how pleased her handsome young lover would be lwith her.  <i As Loiaine stood- theie, an event  happened, which, though trifling in  itself, caused her a strange sensation.  She had gone To her jewel-case to  consult her watch.., > -,  , "How strange," she said.to .herself,  as she took it in her baud, "j, "It , has  stopped!"   ,-1   i   i     ,              ,t"'i   ' i  It \vanted twenty minutes to eight,  i Loraine gathered'up her bridal robes  about her, stepping out into the corridor, to where the huge old clock tick-,  ed'away'the hours; her heart almost  ceased to beat���the pendulum stood  still, watch and clock, as if by common consent, had stopped on the selfsame moment��� twenty minutes ' to  eight.  Tnraine hastily, re-entered her bou-  anbl blackest eyes, over whicli hfa  bushy eycforoSvs meet in a ' straight  line across his face, and ho has tho  whitest of teeth, arid, indeed, ho  scarcely reaches to my shoulder��� he  is a  dwarf."  *Tt is ,Vat.U, tho    dwarf,"    gasped  Loiamu, sinking back in affright   in '  her seat.     "Quick, quick, Katy,"   she,  ciied, "bar    the '��� doors    against him,  fasten him out; let him not gam evnn  vso much as a   foothold m    the    hali;-  quick; oi you miay ber loo Intel"'    '  As the maid sped quickly lo do her  bidding, Loiaine hid her face in her  white, jeweled hands.  "Vatal's .visit seems the forerunner  of somo impending evil," she muttered. "Is somo wuel blow about to  fall upon me? I cannot, I will not,  believe it. I wonder, what cou^  have brought him here, the day before mj wedding?" '  ^A dark stiadow fell belwpon her and  tho sunshine, lingea ing for a moment  only on the opposite .wall, upon which  her eyes were      fastened Loraine  knew full well it was the shadow of  Vatal, the dwarf.  The fail young heiiess little dreamed tho enraged dwarf was at (hat moment shaking his finger 'back at her F  as he" muttered: i " ',  "You have had your fate- in your  own hands to-day���,1 might have sav- /  ed you and yours, but you scorned  my words, baired me fiom your door  ���proud daughter of a proud race, go  blindly on to your fate1"   .  The next morning broke clear and  bright; no Jbride ever looked out.upon  a fairer wedding- ,moining. No cloud  was in the blue, smiling heavens; all t  nature seemed stuving its best to  put forth its beauty. s-   ���    >  Even the^lLttle, lobins poured forth   '-  their sweetest melody, as though they  were singing ,their hearts out in their  song,  as they  gazed   up at  the fair,-  happy faoe at the window wi(h   their5  Utile, bright eyes, while they dashed   -'  their wings in the fountain's spray. *,    -  "How bright love makes the v\oild,',j  laughed Loranne; "ah!    who  has,    so'-1  handsome a  lover as 1?"      '   ' 7  1 She hid her face m a 'bouquet     of  fragrant blosraoim3. ' ,       ~  "My  darling," she  whlcp"i ed   ^o'tly v  to herself, "how I   have counted    the(  long days of the year that have pass-  -,  edl      Ah,  Ulmont,  mv   love,  ���������"lei      a'  few moie houis nothmj cm separate'  us"  She wondered why  I h^ wm.l    came  quesnoiungly      bao'c i p.m hor  h '.art   ������  Nolhm,gf      ' '  Thoae    who    saw  Liuaine   foiiiin^i  that day      wondcied     al   hoi     utcnie  happiness, her bulli.inov and wit,     as   -  she llittod here and   ihuie,   a   merry    ,  gioup of tnuighi��'g' maidens   following^  after,   fluttering  nud   chuprijt,     l.ke7  robins in the h'i   '���!    "���       ���   -ngtimiv.    ,  (To be Cantlnued.') i  If  IT'  HIS OLD HOME |  Vernoil   Bromley    Cured '* t>y % A  ' Dodd's Kidney Pills   " J -V'1  ralne Lorrlmor wa3 tho original, was >    J^'s heart gave a great throb,  atamped indelibly on his "heart. { , "Was It possible," he asked himself,  The igreat wonder was, how was he i ''^6 was foarnmg    to love his young  over to learn io forget her?   Izetta's   wife after all?"  hand trembled as she handed tho por-      Izetta's face Imuntcd him during all  trait back  to hor husband. , 3' Ws journey home; ho quite wished  Was it fa to that caused  tho hand-   'h" wasby his side again,  some caso to drop iiom her    nervous i    How little Dlinont Ulvwdori! dream-  fimgers upon the shaip < rags at   her   sd under   what  pitiful ciroun.stancey  foot?     She uttered a   stditied cry.        b�� should look upon her face agnin.  There was but  M'tlo d.unnge done;  the face   was uninjured,  only a   por-  _���_       ho was sorry, too, but mistakes would.  ohiid, yet he was forced to admit she happen; there was no help for them,  was it    beautiful young girl in     the Ulmont laughed as he noted how a  ���oft. dark plash traveling- dress sho  tion-of one  ot  the  comers   was bio  ken off,  wlncb fell  into hoi  hand as  she stooped to recover it.  Izetta could not just then account  for the sudden impulse tl yi 1qi{ her  to pr&serve that little jigged edge of  poarl so carefully; pcihaps bocau-c it  had belonged to sometbiug her hu���  band had prixad; it had lain in hui  hands;  his   eyes   had   gazed   upon   it.  Uknont was quite amused at the  grieved face turned toward him.  "I hope you will torigive mo, Al-  d��rio," sho said; "I have spoiled your  beautiful portrait, your pretty lovo." ' {"IT" #"   ^V *   m��?ei ���i *rciaucj  How little Izotta realised the v.tal   ^Sf^ ^^T^V^T^Zl  truth of her words.      Anl sho      bad I ?��?*   *?"      C^cefui   white- necked \  spoiled his love, and his life; yet he ! ll^J^ ^it^ �� ^ EE  iaugnod gayfy at her soirow. Of court/e  CHiAPri'Eft V.  In the midst of a ��-<��<��� n end grassy  lawn, thie-Irly studded lure and theroi  vith towering cjms nnd stately bcechi  ���roes, stoocl a gray- '���tone structure,'  lalf hidden fiom the main road     by  erecopfng vlaos and Intervening shrubbery; its moss-grown turrets and gabled roof towering toward the sunshine��� this was Lorrimer Place, one  of tho finest old mansions to be found  in the suburbs of Boston.  Tho spacious  grounds,    which  surrounded it   were a   model of artistic.          .._   _. Jus as she was haughty  and beauti-  blo statuary bnlf hidden by the rare, Jul.  dsndo foliage,  and  rose- covered   ar-p   "What kind of a   looking person is  bors which extended  to  the  thickly- ��e. Katyf"  wooded glen which Jay beyond. "���*��� dark, swarthy man,"    answered  At one of the windows, from which the maid, promptly, "with    a     iong,  the heavy, amrjber sotia curtains  were Jar*: beard, and the sharpest, crueleat  aoir; she was not superstitious, yet  she could not help but remember the  storyi- she had often heard, how that  same old clock had stopped on the eve  preceding some great, sorrowful family event. Mill she did not like to  remember old traditions on the eve  before her wedding- day,  Pretty young bridesmaids had tak-  ��n full possession of the hall. "Everything should be in perfect readiness on the morrow," they said.  The bride'eake had arrived, and was  really a   work of art in its way.  Merry pealsc of laughter filled the  corridors and spacious i ocms, as nimble fingers fashioned the great pil-  iars of roses. ,  "One wedding makes many." More  than one maiden secretly hoped that  some faint-hearted lover would take  courage, under the mystic ^ influence  of tjie occasion, and who knew but  their own xvedding- night might be  the  next  to  follow.  I"uIJ many a   happy thought      was  (twined among those roses.those sweet,  J fragrant roses, that could keep  their  own secrets.  Mrs. Lorrimer gazed upon her  daughter with all a mother's fond  pride. i  "You are peerlessly beautiful, Lor-  ftine," she said, caressing tho young  girls bright, golden hair. "You might  have marrjod a duke or princo, yet  you have chosen lovo. You have  wealth, beaut y and love; truly your  linos have fallen in pleasant places."  Sho kissed he.r daughter's upturned  faco and left Iho looin, leaving Loraine alone .with her own happy ro-  (lectionjs.  Al that momcal Katy, the maid, appealed al the door.  ''If you please, Miss" Loraine," she  said, "there is a peison clown slain  who insists upon seeing you, although  [ told htm you g.avo orders (hat no  stranger should bo admitted."  i "Did he give you no card, or state  his business?" asked Loraine, sur-  prisedly.  "Cardl oh, no," answered tho maid,  with a slight grimace. "He is down  un the servants' hall and refuses to  give his name."  "That's strange," murmured the  heiress, reflectively, thinking perhaps  .t was some poor tenant, or a former  recipient of her generous "bounty; for  Loraine was as eapricious and gener-  For   Years   he   was   Crippled    by ,���'  Rheumatism    and    Soiatica ���  Dodd's Kidney Pills made frfm .  a New Man.  Morristown, N. Y., Oct. 19.���(Special).���Vernon Bromley, now of this  place, but formerly of Trenton, Ont.,  relates an experience that will provs ~  of great interest to his old friends iu  Canada.  "I have been 'a great sufferer from  Rheumatism and Sciatica for years,','  Mr. Bromley states. "The citizens of  Trenton will remember what a cripple I was. I could neither work oc  lie down, the pain was so great.  "Reading of ^ures by Dodd's    Kidney Pills, finally led me to tiy them- "  and from the second box I began to'"  feel relief.    I continued to use  them  till I had taken twleve boxes, when I  was completely cured.  "Dodd's Kidney Pills have made- &  new man of me."  Rheumatism and kindred diseases  are caused by uric acid in the blood.  If the Kidneys are sound they will  take all the uric acid out of the ^  blood. Dodd's Kidney Pills make  sound Kidneys.  'r'  -n  Long, long   he strove    to gain   tha  height,  jo.        And thereby win her heart,  have \ Then learned,    poor    victim,  that he  might  Have had her at the start.  ���Chicago RcGord-Herald. .'  "You love my daughter,?" said tho  old man.  "Love her?" he exclaimed, passionately; "why, I could die for her! For  one soft glance from those sweet eyes  I would hurl myself from yonder cliff  and perish, a bleeding, bruised mass,  upon the rocks two hundred feet below." r-  Tbc-'old man shook his head.  "I'm something of a liar myself,"  he said, "and one is eiinujrh for a small  family like mine"���Tit-Bits.  The   Blushing' Brule���Tlie    deacon  done go ask hic ef 1 take Washington  foh bcttah or ton wonsc.  The Bride's Father���He di-id?"  "Ya-as, an'  I  dun  go  tell  him  foh  bettah,     if     you     please."���Yonkera  Herald.  .r  Leyor'a Y-Z (Wise Head, Disinfectant  Soap Powder is better thanother oowders.  as it k bath soax> and d>>Wectant.    -f  xA.  RSWHB  mumtWK I-���>   _   ��IMAt^(   I  "^  rtViiA     ._  C     "Ivi.HJjU  *ii-<TJ(JjnfV ( n, kUfVaUu'L'rjl'  M-Mfdt<*>>**��urMi-4.ihMit��U.afti'Sf- M'MwM ��,  ����w .���tfttr-uittoMAkHttu  :'l  :,.'.:  m.-  A/rLIN;   B.���   C,    SATURDAY.    DECEMBER I2,   ,^03.  The-Atlin Claim.  Publialiod    every    .Sntlii-ilny   morning   In  T'ik A tun Claim Puiilisnin-q Co.  A.  C. Hiii&riiritLii.  Uiutoh, I'coi'bibtoic.  UlUuti ol piililieutiuii 1'eai'I St.. Atlin, U. C.  .\<lvt'itisln;r Ituttoi': fcl.Wl per inch, pucli  Iiiioruoii. iweauuii' iiijIi����"��, l'> cents a Inn1.  Sfujt'inl Contrui't  K.iti's on application.  The Hiitiscripliuii iii'ii'f is ';.'' �� .\ec.i' pii.v-  ublu in ,'tihuni'u. JSo p i|ii"i' \\ ill lie iliiilvorpil  unlchii Hiih oondilioii U ..cmiulioil with.  expressed, their willingness to financially assist if Uie appropriation  was found to be insufficient.  A. O. U. W.  Saturday,   Dkc isth,    190-:  <WW<��CT*l^fctnKJjrmUHjif���.VTWJltn^l'r'l "mm^yms r  '��7t.i '^r.-A*r��M  'The value of Fraternal Brotherhood and tlie protection it affords  to the families uf its membeif.-needs  no recommendation on our ptnt.  The ancient Order of, United  Workmen has ptoved to be - the"  . chief of all beneficiary ordeis and  " the adoption of the new fraternal;  assessment, called a "Guaranty  Rate", makes the Older a safe and  sure protection for the futnie.  Sincc.its oiganizatiou the A'. O.  U. W1. has paid to the beneficiaries  of its members upwaids of one hundred and twenty five million dollars.  The Order'today compiises a  membeiship of close on half a million and offers insurance at absolute  cost. ' ,  '    ' '  Atliii Lodge is a growing one;  and its members are well satisfied  with the new plan of assessment.  The upbuilding of the- local" organization, when its high plane of  usefulness is properly understood,  is but a matter of time.  Every brother should commend  , the Order 'to those desiring to  .profit from the low rate of insurance;  many a man when lying on a bed  of sickness, regrets he has no life'  insurance and still more the lack of  Fraternity, the ethics of the Order  demand triat its membeis essay to  prevent scuh regrets vand by so  doing perpetuate the existence of  the A. O. U. \V. which has now  entered on the fourth decade of its  existence.  ' A well attended session-was held  at the'A, O U. W. Hall and the  question ofthe new assesment rales  was thoroughly discussed and met  with the general approval of the  .Lodge.  Practically no change is made in  tire monthly assessment levied on  members under 55; the cost to them  being as low as 65 cents per #1,000  at ages i8,to'25, furthei they" can  by transferring to a level premium  plan escape the high rate at 55.  The new rate is a/ guaranty  pledge, or $30,000,000", - by the  younger members to members ovet  55 years, and is practically a fraternal assessment to prevent the  "freezing out of old members of the  Order. '      .  ',   irtfjtffKjt^jKff  asrdl "Gra��$�� ���b-&l..,^^  And' All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  g��&~    Why send oik when you can get goods as cheap here?  Watches Front $5 up.   Fine Liese of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss .Watchmakers.  I  THE    KOOTIiNAV   HOTKL.   I  Cor,  A, R. McDonald, Proprietor.  FlKST  AND   TKA1KOK   STKI'KTS.  This First Cirtas Hotel lms boon reinoiOjIecl mid iefm-iiislu>il throiijjlioiit  and offer* tlie bout urconiiiioiliilinn to Triuisii'iit, or I'uriiiunriit  9 , Guebts.���Aiihu iuHii unci I,iii-npeiiii plii'n.  �� Finest Wines, Licsuors and Gigars.  ��� ' B111 i a r d s   a n d   P o o I.  i* r  'the; gold   house.  D(sr;ovEBY.   B. C.  The Rise and ,FalL  f  A STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL. f .  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C. seaboard lo Dawson, via Atlini and  copies of the resolution will be forwarded to all interested, including  the Boards of Trade of Vancouver,  Victoria, New Westminster and  * Dawson.  The cutting ofthe new trail will  shorten the distance detween here  and Cariboo by about five miles and  "wili also do away with some very  bad pieces of road.  Messrs. Dixon, McDonald, Doel-  ker and Pillman who will use the  fOWJe, all tipokc on the subject  Rud  R.cis&cll . Hotel,  DIXCN  BR^HERS,   MM ,���  Proprietors  Tool   &. .Billiards,   Free..  Freighting and Teaming.       ' j�� j     Horses and Sleighs' for Hire.  J.   H.   RICHARDSON,  ATLIN, &  DISCOVERY.  ���*�����   A new rifle. 20-inch barrel  Weight 4. pounds. 0. B. caps  |and .22 short R. F. , Has an  AUTOMATIC SAFETY and  cannot be discharged accidentally.  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X Tale of n CurnI Practitioner.       *  ^ T E doetoi  was a good doetos  ���too good foi Banuoft, it  was  sometimes  said ��� but  his wife usseited-that, how-  "��� ,    e\er able  be  might be  In  sther -ways, he -was no financier. He kepb  ����� books? and in pajment for bis service  ��aa willing to ac,ept, in lieu of cash  |e��. anything that hi* patients migbt bo  Inclined to'oiler. ,    ,  Sometimes this proved a convenient  arrangement; more often, however, it  was not, for the village people soon  learned that it was only, loo easy to im  pose upon the kind-hearted, gentle old  Sootor. They loved him, of comse-thcj  Jould not help doing that- biit-appar-  fcntlv the village conscience slopt when  ft ��me to settling with the easy-going  *Cw��' those who snid that tho  teason he submitted so tamely to'being  (underpaid was because he feared to mW  tow kinghis patients .11 again by demand-  C larger fios. The truth of the n.attei  *is, however, llial the ovei modes, doe-  tor undervalued his own woi th.  ��BUt, James," Mm Hi onsnn would remonstrate, "It's nil vciy ��ell to Uko t  ���it In potatoes, but j ou know 3��st as  Tell ��b I do that T.moH.y Pock always  Sls.hiB best potatoes, and b, , ��  raly'the little imdcisi/cd ones that no,  Cy would think ol buying Those h��si  dmei weren't bigger* than mnrhtoK ^ou_  tnust stand up for yom   rights. '  toBut the doeUy, a,,,��unly unmoved  try those promts, continued- to iwcepj  tf. patienW eKcuac along with 'the.  pfferings of wo. my apples, wood tkat  was full of knots, egiM that were moy  than doubtful, and milk that .-was guilty  |". 0f cream. The Uroiwiws were evei  Ihort of r^ady money, but*ll their othei  Cants were, in a measure, supplied, ���!���  not always to Mrs   Bio��on��s saUstac ���  the  is he stepped into  not tlniijre ��n> atitfs of Russia.'w-ve hi.  Jace a curiously distoi ted e\'pre��-ii n    l1  was certainly not a pnpossi-   >g hois  ��nd  it  was  not   suipiisiiig   tlmi   Mt��  fcronson   regaided  him   with   eoiiitoination when sue, t-oo, joined the liltlog.ou<  at the gate. ��� ~r,         ,  "James," said she, in an accusing soli-,    touch of the suiUli  it was some momenta befciTe siiO ��onl Aladdin, villi an expiess on of positive  ' '      ""     gratitude, semmbled to his feet.  "Well, I decline'" smd the doctor.  "I've sat for half ^n houi at a^stietch  waiting for that horse to get tiied of  sitting in the load e-l'd have saved hours  if I'd lust been able to guess what he expected of me. I've felt all these months  as if I were a ternblc disappointment to>  him, but I couldn't make out what he  wanted me to do."  "Well," said the man, laughing, tsvo  years ago, when 1 and ,Hus hoise were in  the circus business to'ithei, he was considered one of the brightest hotses in the  countrv. If you'll, sell him, I'll give you  'ei<*ht liundied doll.us for him���mind you,  I'm notdijing that he isn't worth more.  I'm not in the uncus business any longer, but T hfl-ppeii to kit ,\\ wheie I can sell  this nninml and met ii'y own price for  him, and my business i il e=i me right to  that place ���>\t woel Ma) be he Hit,  handsome, but he's got biama, this hor*o  has "  "Vo/nn   nait"J-e'd >''*��� Bunion, 'is  the family rode hone bi hind the rejuvenated  L0lt,,"I  don't  know but:   ��. -  Aladdin   moie   thin   makes   up   foi   mi  those umlei sired potatoes  At thin handsome mlmwion the doctor  faiily beamed oxoi I s -ptrtacles Indeed; so pleased ��... he with hi, one good  bar-am thai lion thai moment he felt  a  .oLtivep.n^MieiMhetmiecamefoi  him to part w.lh that ;b���gai i, e en  though he leceiv.d m eschu.ge his lint  wlcojlaU. Ijl.-;1oo1.6 Comoamun.  Up came a'hoof, ami tlie man "sliooK  hands" with the hoiie.  "Tlnow a ki��s u> \w ladies" said the  man, touching Aladdin's a-ilJe  Aladdin lowered lu-> hc.ul to meet his  hoof, and (lung an ('inline k.ss to the de  lignted bj->tandois.  "Up," said the ".ian. with anothei ligi't  -it ������--  iummon a voice of any soil���"\mib tun  man's late employer by i.ny change th  propuetor of the encus that disbiinde.  in Cloverly last fall?' (     _  "Now you mention it   my dear," sni'  the doctor, mildly, "L lecall'that tnat i  exactly who he was.   Ihe man succeeds.  b selling one of his Iioi^ls, and it ice us  to me he said he could get a (rood piles  ior this one if he could only bung it to  the right market, lie said in his note  that his wife waB anxious to get homo  to her own people, and that he didn t see  his way clear to selling the hoise. No  one in Cloveily seemed to care to buy  the animal."  "I'm not surpiised," 3aid Mis Bronson.  "His looks aie decidedlj against him "  "Still," mud Cicely, w nose daikcst cloud  always had its sii\ ex 1 iims, "he is mueh  better than a lion or a hjeiu. Suppose  that this'acrobat and his wife had been  obliged to tako their piy in monkeys or  gnalles or boa-constiictois1 Wheie  would the pool Bronsons lnvobeen men.'  I think we've had a foitunate escape,'" _  * The hoise, e.vecpt for a few petulian-  tieo, proved an exeelli-ia amiual Ho w s  gentle and tractable, a good tiavclci, and  ���he seemed to be po*iCi-.ed <n moie linn  ordinary intelligence. The town-peopla  'soon became ncciutoimd to the goi��eoiij-  ncss of his extenoi. and the Hionvnw  would havo foi gotten that he had iiiiif  been a1 cneus hoise had t not been far  certain  singula.   tuJ   ,wlnch  Iw  fic-  Neglect a cough and contract  consumption.  Tk  The Lung Tonic  cures consumption���  but don't leave it too long.  Try it now."  Your money back if It doesn't  benefit you.  Prices 25c, 60c, and S1.00  S. C. WELLS ft CO.  Toronto, Can.   ,   , L��Roy, N.Y.  Mr. Edbon's Ideas on Radium.  and  lion  "I really need a new Iwnrse," saffi  Es^Lsr^vik:ssr--i  tJund oi 4iS����'The ��*��. V^^f  lo give out before the summer is-ovci  The "oolt," which was a colt only bj  . Curtesy, being twenty-tw,.years' of a^  and old for his years, certainly looked  ks if he might give out et any -moment  & imped Ihghtly, he ��� blind in on,  tye, and something vtm ^.ong;with^ h  breithing appaiatus.   ,H�� o^izei   doj  Sim with the utmost ter.derness   but   ,  teas plain thxt the doctor neea-ed a nei.  Wse, and .that without dj-lny,'  "Here's a'letter foi ^V'^LS,  Cicely, the Bionsons' only doaghter, i-  Sr^ctor turned in eft the gate.thai.  *   toon.   "I'll put it at your pUce at the  toble  so you can read it .wlifle.you.ai.  Sing tte'beans that Mrs T31&e.brougnt  vou for setting Johnny''; log.   ���  y 4ow really" said the-doctor, when h-  had read the lcttei. -this ^-,'evyio^  fcate.    I've tued all the spr.ng not    ;  wish that Sam Peter* would fall ill, ba  It's been a great temi'tation,' for Sam i-,  ^   tht only person I coiM thmk of tha  .SSuld be likely to ,p^ ^���}���^  horse.   But it seems, my dear*, that bam  was not my only dependence, aftei  all  Shis note is from a aif=n who-seems ab  suidly giatcful.   He says he^as no casr  to pay what he owes inc. so he is sending  e a driving horse-a oice,.ttaiet hoise  e��Ayq^iet horse'    Humph!"-said Mrs.  Branson, with mild aascaom.      Ho pro,  bably  means  that  the    hows is dead  &ou'd better   see  whasfc you're^ p"1"^  bef "  "  New Yoik, end the horse m to'be delivered to-day. Now what did >fchat man -  Wife tell me about that hors-t Eeallj.  }t was so long ago that E have forgotten  tut it seems to me thattfhe man was ie  ��ome sort of Ibusines^-I Soiget .just tihnt  ���and when his employer failed���or tin  jonccrn br��kMi,up���this mrrn's wages wer.��  paid in ho- sea. \d, I but b as it,-��i horses  ilis wife, a pxctty little woman, was i  Jor months, e.yht miles up the Ca-.p road  at a foimhouse near Clownly���tt��o busi^  liess went to pieces at iGloveily���and  those people seem to thinlr that (the wo  man owes her life to me."  "I guess th*y think rig'ct, toor' said  Cicely, who a; proved ot hei faLhei with  fcll liw sixlcen-3ieai old sou*, /'lsit t she  the person that >you ��at up with for si\  xsonsecutive nights when >>ho had ,piTeu  ��nonia? You deceive a diren lwsos -  week for all the beuuifvu, unsclh3li  things you do."  The doetoi --miled gratefully at ���tin-  Itiibute. Koi all tU> yens of his inamed  Jifc he hid ehciMiod n. mild ambition I..  flhow Mr?,, lbon-,011 tliat he wao lenllj' ��  bettei liiw-nciui than she considered linn  ��To one suspected it���^lis Bionoon len H  pf nil���but the uniipyrecialed dostoi v��-  exeeedingly sensitive o\er his Kspeated  <iuluics in Uic mnltes of fees, and ht  tonged after n veiy luuvan fashion te  ohow Ins family Hint he ���rtiis as cipable  a business maw fa a phjsicuin  The oppoiluiiily, however, seemed bIon*  Sn coin.ng While c\ei.>o.'e admitted hi-  ncdicol skill, theie ,eem��.l to be ��ia\e  doubts tonciinmg his e\e-utive abihli  ^Vll through the sa-Jing each bugain had  taioved woise than tlu piccLding one.  Befoie the dootor had linished his mcnl  ithe hoise armed, and was tctlicieJ to  the hitching-post onSule the gate. Im-  we-uona Cicely mshed out at on.'e to  Hiake h.s atfiiiaintancc At sight of him,  however, the (,'hl stared in amazement.  "OilI" sho gasped, ga/ing nt the doe  sr's latest fee    "That man snid '.e w i%  (juiei, but ho ceitamly doesn'l   look it,  tor's latest fee  (juiei, but lie B-ii��";   .��"... -  IVhy, positively, he is quite tho loudest  looking horse I evei miw."  Cicely was light Ilowcer mild teo  torse niiiht pio\c in disposition, he ww'  jinytLlfig but quiet m appeaiance. lnJ  lienni-colaicd sin tare uus liicgulnin  Hiiu-ked vitli luge reddish ��� In o\\ >��  blotches, his lefl side lescmblcd a mnpo'  quently placed,  If his driver happened to twitch fh��  reins In a certain way, the hor-,e. who^t  name-was Aladdin, would hiiddenly stoi  short wheiever lie happened to be, rum  regaidless of .both harness' and consequences, would- seat himself on hi��  haunches,'"with Ids forefeet still Testing  on the ground. j  Nothing that the doctor could say oi  do would induce his calico steed to rise  Aladdin would turn his head and look  pleadingly at his master, as if imploring  Mm foi permission to stand on all fours,  hut the bewildered doctor was powerless  to help him.  At last, when the hoise could no longer endure his cramped and uncomfoi table  attitude, he would c��t a final lepioich  ful glance at his puzzled mastei, and, as  if abandoning all hope fiom that qu,i  ter, woald scramble to his feet and pio  cccd en his way like any oidmary horse  .The doetoi  was finally obliged to use a  patent"harness without bieeching  Aladdin's only other lepreliensible trait  avas his custom of dancing to the musk  of the Cloveily band.   Whenever the doc  tor's business took him to Cloveily, h<  found it expedient, alter his fust e\pcn  ence with Aladdin's walt/mg hoofs, tv  enquire by telephone if  hiena was an^  likelihood that "the band m'ght appea,  upon the streets that day.  " If, by any'chance, it happened to he r  gala day, t'he doctor would turn Aladdiu  out to-grass", and would drive the aucieni  colt; for a summer of idleness had mucti  .improved that misnamed animal.  County fair week was approaching, and  as usual the Bronsons were short of  ready money. Cicely, w ith Iter elbows on  the table, spent se\eial -evenings 'ovci  calculations in,domestic economy, foi hei  autumn waidiobe was in need of leplen  ishing. She had little tune for enibroi-i  ���eay, and the only thing she had evei  paanted was, as she said laughingly, the  front fence. - '      ^  "No," she saJd, "I'm afraid thi3 family  doesn't boast a eingle cdubitable po=  session, unless���  Father!"   ��  "What is it?" asked the doctor, looking up hastily from his book.  ���"Could you possibly get along with  nothing tut the .eOlt to drive all next  week?"  "1 suspect I shaE have to^" returned  the doctor. "All tlie brass bands in th<  county are coming foi the fair. Aladdin dances pretty well for a horse, but  it's haid on the buggy."  . "Then," si.id Cicely, giving tar fathei'-  hand an enthusiastic squeeze, "if you  don't mind^we'Il exhibit him at the fun  as a carriage Iioise. They oirer beautiful  prizes in the horse dopaitment. I'm sine  there isn't a more noticeable horr.e in the  country, so thoie's no danger of hia  being overlooked."  Aladdin did indeed attract much atlen'  tion at the fair. To be sine, the jwlga~  were lather inclined at fust to soofl at  him because of lus gaudy extciior; but  partly because theje was %ery little /competition, and partly because he possessed  certain fine points not appicciated bv\  the careless observei, he was fulallj  awarded a second pn/c.  "I'm glad,' said Mrs. Bronson, when  sho heard of it, "that we have one financier in the family "  Before the week wao over, howevei  even Mrs. Bionson was willing t/> admit  that the family contained two. The tlin/.  Bionsons bpent Friday afternoon at the  fair, going fiist of all to visit their sue  tcssful exhibit. Even w ith his seal let  ribbon, Aladdin looked far fiom beautiful; but Cicely felt the crisp pink pie  roiam cheque in her pocket, and swelled  with pride.  "Is this your hoise?" asked a man,  stepping up and torn lung hia cap leopu r  fully.  "Ycb," said CJcelv, who was for the  moment alone. "At least, it'b iny fath-  ei's."  "I believe I'm acquainted with that  horse," si.id tlie man, with a huuioioiis  twinkle m his eyes. "Uied to know linn  real well���li\ed uifli him, in fact. 1  wouldn't be surpiiscd if I lould piove it "  A stunted tiee gicw opposite Aladdin's  stall. The man stepped to it, bioke olf a  switch and stnpprd it of its leave*  lie toucher] the c\-cii(.us none lightly  on the tio"c witli tlie s'endci switch  Aliuldm .nsta.ii.iy soiled h'n^elf on the  giound  nnd   looked  expei tantly  at  tiio  Smoking: inY Spain.  C(tn there be any connection between  the marked degeneration of Spam ana  the abuse of tobacco in that country?  People there smoke incessantly, under  all conditions, at all houTs, and in all  places���excepting in church. Men smoke  fn the railway carriages; .they smoke in  all the tramcars; they smoke in all the  minor theaters; they emoke m all the  restaurants; in the hotel dining-rooms,  and, of course, in the cafes. In business  offices the meiohant and his clerks smoke.  In shops th'e shopman, while laying to  sell goods to a'lady, will stop to roll a  cigaiette, which, when lighted, he will  puff in her face. .   >  You see conductors and drivers of  tramcais smoking.'All the cabmen smoke  all the time, while even coachmen and  footmen of prhate callages sometimes  smoke on the bov. I have seen (says  Jeiome A Hart) piiests smoking as they  crossed the cathedral yard'to begin service, and I have seen altar hoys standing  in their surplices at the cathedral dooi,  Ibetween responses, to smoke a cigarette  Berears approach you, cigarette in  mouth, /to whine for elms. If you ask  for tickets at a railway office the cleric  Jays down his cigafetfe as he hands you  the dingy bits of pastcboaid. The innumerable ,peddlers smoke cigarettes all  the time.  ���,?-,-' l   c -' ,, '  I have .seen'no, women'Of the bette<  class'smoking-cigarettes in public; they  may smoke,.but if so I suppose they do,  it at home. ^The lower-class women, including the gypsy women, smoke freely  in the streets rlf > the cigarette habit i��  universal in Spain so are its sequelae  On every hand you hear the deep, haek-  Insr, pulmonic cigarette counh Tuberculosis is rife in Spain, and while the doctors say (but what will not the doctors  say?) that "excessive tobacco, qua tobacco, has nothing'to do with tuberculosis, they admit that "excessive tobacco  brings about a condition of diathesis con-  stitutii"*--' favorable nidus for the  growth of the bacillus oi tuberculosis."  la Praise of the Dog.  United States Senator Vi st o-ice paid  this eloquent tribute to a dog in a suit  brought against a farmei uho shot his  neighbor's faithful bea*t in nnlica- The  onc��absolutely unselfish f-.iend that mai  can have in this selnsh l��oild, the on"  thet never deserts him the one thai  ���never proved ungiatetul or Ueacherou��  i3 his dog. A man's dog stands by Inn  in prosperity and in po\eity, in healtl  a'nd in sickness He will sleep ontW  cold ground, wheie the wintry wind  blow and the enow dii.es fieicely, �� on!}  he mav be near his maslci's side II'  wii^ kiss the hand that hts no food t'  otle?; he will lick tlie wounds and sore-  that come in eneountei with the rough  ness of tlie world, lie guaidi the sleej  of hia pauper laasicr as if he weie .'  piinca. When all otlioi fiiend, deseit In  ieinoins. When riches take wings anr,  leputation falls to pieces he is as con  stant in his'love as the nun in its joui  neys through the heaieim If fortunr  drives tho mastei foi th an outcast n.  tho world, friendlesft nnd homeless, tht  faithful dog asks no highei pnvilcge thai  that of accompanying lum, to guard  against danger, to light against hi  enemies. And when the last scene of all  comes, and death takes the master in it-  embrace, nnd his body is laid nway in  tho cold giound, no maltei if all othei  ,friends puisne their way, there by the  gritvcside will the noble clog be louiul  liis head between his paws, his eyes s-ul  but open in alei t vat chilliness, faithful  and ti'ue, even in death " On the strength  of this speech, it is s.ad, the jury was so  moved that it aw aided the plaintiff u  ���yeidicfc of five hundred dollais.  Thomas   A.   Edison   has   evolved  iiinouiiced  a   theory   which   he- believes  iolve-> the pioblem that has been    pu/.-^  ding    scientists    ever    s-nce    tlm    dis-  ���oveiv    made    by    .Madame    Curie    ol  he pi'cuha. proptities ol ladnim and the  tindicd   substunces   uianium   and   thor,.  um.      The   phenomenon   piesentcd   by  .hose substances, as is geneially known,  ���s then apparent propel ly of'giving oil  letime ra\s of peci-hai  (hemical pioper  aes, soine'whnt similar'to the Tloenlgen  'ays, without nnv appuent loss of c"ier  gy   or  bulk      Based  on   these  ob-ei\ed  phenomem s>\ei'd hew   theoid of matter have been put foiwaid, all of which  accept as a fact the apparent origin ol  the eneigy within tlie substances them  selves. '  Mr. Edison's theory eliminates thu  contradiction of acce��ted natural laws,  and indicates the possibility that the en.  ergy emitted by. radium is merely reflected, o.s it were, from some unknown  source.?' " .       .  "I have made extensive  experiment,  with the Roentgen ray and .with radium," said Mr. Edison to a representative  of "Harper's Weekly," "and have com.  to the conclusion that"- these new substances are not the- sources of  energy,  but are rendered fluorescent by the action of some hitherto undetected efchei  Vibration or ray.   Just as the Roentgen  ray and the Iler/aam wave lemcined un  dreamed of foi cenluries after the phenomena of sound, light and heat vcr��  well undeistood, so  it is not only pos  sible but extiemely  probable that th��Ti  are  other lays  in  the immense  gamut  from sound to ultii-violet which we have  not yet discoveicd     In my own e\pen  ments I have  found  that  the  ordinary  elcctiie aie when raised to an extiemcly  high tempeiature gnes off Ji'iay which  renders oxalate of lithium highly iluoies  cent.   In the same way the Roentgen lay  renders  platinum-baiyum cyanide, _ tung  state of calcium, and  cupip-cyanide oi  potasdum   highly   fluoiescent���that   is,  the X ray sets up in these substances a  condition of activity whicli results in the  emission from them of actinic lays and a  small amount of heat.  "My' theory of radio-activity is that  the. rays winch the new'elements emit  are set up in the same way, the-sub  stances being rendeied fluorescent bj  some form ot ether \ibration which is  undoubtedly all-pcrvadmg, but Iras not  yet been isolated or measured, and which  may have some extra-planetary origin  To accept any other theory is to decline  one's belief in perpetual motion, in get  ting something fori nothing.  "It is not at all stiange that only two  or three substances have yet been found  which exhibit this phenomenon, as theu  aie only three substances known whicl  are rendeied fluorescent by the Roent  "en ray. It is a peculi.ii>( coincidence  moreover, that the only one of the known  fluoiescent substances that is ever fount"  in its natural state, tung-state of cal  cium, is always more or less closely as  sociated with pitchblende, fiom which  all the radium so far made has been c\  tracted.  "I believe this theory is capable ,ol  proof, but I shall be content to let some  one else pro\e it. I am thioiigh foi al  time with expeinnonts in ladio-actiyity  Two of my assistants have been maimed  for life by th^ir close association witl  the Roentgen rays, nnd 1 myself hav<  one eye badly out of focus and am suiter  ing from severe stomach disturbance!  fiom the same cause. The new dark  loom laboiatoiy which I have iust com  pleted foi such experiments will remain  unused or be convcited to soma othei  use."   ^ . '  Mr. Pliliigcr, \he hc-d oi the firm, was  in a thoughtful mood on this particular  morning, as he came into the ofhee and  sit down at his desk His austeie yet  I mdly and just face was in a brown,  siudy     Something wi<= wrong. <  .Tlie fuel was that Worthington, tha  luight \oung cleik in whom Mi. Stringer  I ,id hitherto taken such a fatheily inter-  '���it, had fallen nway so in his work of  lite   that   something   had   to   be   done  i bout it.   Worthinston had done so well  i p to within the last few weeks that hi�� ^  Midden  dcteuoration   was  a  matter   ol  * onder as well as anx-ety to his patron.   ^  I'rror after error had been traced to him. (  1 ning-i, of course, could not go.on in tins  l> ay- v ii  The head of the firm rang a bell.  ."Tell Mr. Worthington," he said to the  boy, "that I desire to see him"  That young  man, looking  somewhac  pieoccupied, presently appeared  "Mr. Woi thmgton," said lus employer,  liis f.tco growing" more stern as he spoke,  "as you aie doubtless aware, every business, to be successful, must be conducted  i pon business principles Until recently  'voiu'work has been peifectly satisfactory, as the increases in youi salary  from time .to time have doubtless testi-  Led. But within the past few weeks so  many mistakes have been laid at your  loor that I am compelled to enquire  whether wc may look foi ward to thi?  sort of thing regularly. If so, I am  afraid wc shall have to get someone to  fill your place."        , ,  Worthington stftTted. The deep flush  that spread over his face boie evidence  of his feelin^.  .   "You are right, sir," he stammered. "I   ,  fhall ha-ve to do bettei.   I will do better ."-  , "May I ask," said Mr. Stringer, "what  has been the cause of your deterioration?   I hope it is not dissipation.        w  "Oh, no, sir!    If you will excuse me  ,.  from the office for an hour or so, I thin*  I can produce sufficient evidence to the  contrary." <  "Very well, sir; you may go. . >  About   an   hour  later,   the  negligent  clerk one mo're entcied the private office *.  of his employer. ,  Thi3 time, however, he was not alone.  "Allow me, sir," he said, simply,    to  ,  introduce to you the cause of my recent -  mistakes���my futuie wife." ,  Mr. "Stimgei   aiose   to  his  feet,  and'  looked ciuiously down at the   beautiful  young -gnl  who  stood  smilingly  before  him.    Then he t-uned  to Woithington, >  as he claspcd.hei n.md in his.  "My bo3," he said, "how in the world  did you come to mako so few?"���Tom  Masson,  $-���  m  Society Notes from Bookville.  the eastern hemisidieie, and a b-.owiii--    man.    Again the switch touched the m-  patch  on Ins mild  countenance, simpcd   telligent animal, this tunc on the knee  familiar  I've had  Doctor���Do I think I can cure your  catarrh?    Why,  I'm  sure  of  it.  Patient���So  you   arc  very  with the disease7  Doctor���T should say so!  it myself all my life���Judge '  ���  #  "The lady next  rlnor is celebrating  her golden wedding."  "Married fifty vcars?"  ��N0_times I"���ruck.  'ft     ���'.e  m  (A suggestion for the \aiious literary  . , penod'tals )  Misa Dorothy Veinon of naddonHalk  is visiting hei   cousin, Chlonnda  Wild-  airs.    'In face, figuic  and  manner  the- -  young cousins  aie  so  much  alike  tua.,  even their patents can sc.ucelyJ.ell them v   ]  apart.    Ancthei mcmbei  of the family,, jj  who is stiikmgly like them, is the you"&  ���nrl known as "The Maid-at-Arms,' who  made her dobut last season.'   Miss Ver--^  non and Miss Wildairs have been ouu^  longer." i v *^1  "Tho Virginian," 'whose name noboaj,  seems to know, is at the Waldorf witn(  Peicy Bines. Young Bines is reported toj,  have dropped a cool million or two oil  his laigo fortuno recently in a Wal^.  street deal. ��� (����>���,.  Mrs   Wiggs,  long   piominent   In   the   'la-al  "Cabbage Patch sc4" of Louisville, is ln>i sffjj 0,|  town, and has been taken up enthusias-   \J  tically  by  the  women's    clubs.      Mrs.  vViggs has achieved an oiiginal reputation 'by  entering a profession hitherto   [  monopolized by the uglier sex���that G<*  soap-box philosopher.  Friends of Richard Carvel are muoV |  concerned at his long absence.   Three ant  four years ago he was the most pFomhM  cnt and popular man  in Bookville so-1   |  ciety. Seveial months ago he disappeareoj   i  suddenly, and the most searching enquiry  has thus far failed to ltveal his where^  about*. '  1 Society awaits with intense interest  the approaching debut of the youngest of  the beautiful Allen gnla, daughters off  James Lane Allen. I hear that she la  by all odds the most beautiful, the most ^  winning and the clevciest of those famous Bisteis, and I predict that she Will  have a tiemendous success  Sio transit glona' The death of Rich-  aid Haiding Van Bibber, obscurely chronicled in the daily pa pel s, made no im-  piessiea on the youngci generation. But(  people with long l.iemones can Tecall  when Dick Van Bibbei was one of the  most talked-of men in Bookville, the  butt for all the jokes of one-half of society, the object of noioim adoration to  tlie othei half. Van Bibbei scarcely deserved cither. He wns a man of soni<>-  lrn! cleveines. and m.ui? n..iiiiles-< cucei'  tncities, Mich as lus fondne-s for shirt-  \aists and tin Inm l^l.i f thit Ke wnl'.ie  ,oemI pnrn��o i of I'- da.v It w ninny  reals, iinte he rliopped into ob-ciiuty,  md most ol" h.- old fi ii i ds imagined that  nu vus loi'0r s ti" i> ad  Vv"l.:n Per ', Co "DaTy  New varieties of Kussian wheat have  been tested villi good icsult<? at a  branch experiment station n , Kansas Several kinrls. Kharkov, Cumcan,  Theiss, etc, yielded river foity bushels per acre, and others ranged from  tliirty-fne to forty bushels The srod  is being sold to Kansas wheat growers.  Shirt waists and  linen arc made delightfully  clean and fresh with Sunlight Soap.  OB  People do odd l. i-il'- it critical mo-  uenls. In a fire ..t Maislnll, Mo , tho  other day, T. B Cili a book dcalci,  whose btore was in cIui^-p . rushed out_  doois caiiying nnthing but a box of  mute-lies Bene; as! ed what ho meant  to do with tliem, he -aid ne rescued  (hem to pie\cnt 11 cm f'om beeomin?  ignited. It tumid out th t \o hrd 100  boxes more in the stoic, which, i'< his e^-  c tcincut, he had fmgollen. A few da.rP  ngo a eicloue stiuck a faim in Atchison  County, JMo The fnmilv uere aroused, ,  iMid, thoroughly fngaUned began mao- I  bing whatevfi was clo-cst and mr>��t '  v.oith saving, and m-diing down��tuis -  with it. When the excitement pirtly  biihaided it was di-ro\eied that one good  rid v\omnn hid eom< down in hei night-  dicsa carrying in o*ie hand an unlighled  keio-ienc lamp and in the other a cup of  tt.itci that she had bes.de hei bed.  !<* 'I  2r^J2tz-��rltr ^.^.f^^JA <V-��2^'���'%';^*~Zl  ;r~**"^d-=^~~'^-^^', *J^  ;-��*,*w.���ia�� ***������***, L^.**^ t^u.,,,..,*^,.,,,. ,.,  \f  'l>,  hi  ATLIN     B.  C���    SATURHAY,    DECKMHK..  X.   12,  I903.  r    1  I  i'  i  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church of Knrfnncl:  St. Martin's Churchgoer. Third and Traiu-  or streoU. Sunduy services, MutiiiH nt 11 n.  111., livcusoiif. 7:30 ]>. in. Ciilubrution of Holy  CdiiiiiiuiiIo'ii, lit Stmiluj in encli mouth nnd  ou Sjicciul occusioiis. Sunday School. Sunday :it .: 11. in. . Uouiiuittvu .Mtictings, 1st  Tlmisdio 111 ench mniith.  Ucv. K. i/. Stephenson, lipr-tor.  St. Andrew'* l'msloterimi Cliuiuh hold  *ci viuns in I hi' CI11110I1 on Second Sticet.  lloriiiiiif sprviff.'ut 11'e\fiiiiij; ser\ ii-c 7::1U  SiiihIii.n School ut tiio oIohu of iliu nioi'iiinu'  bnrvicp. Ki-v. i:.Tiii-Uintfton, .Minister. Free  Jicadinir Kuoiu, to which nil a.i'e u clconit'.  JMcDonala'i)   Giocery     makes a  specialty of fresh eggs   unci butter.  Al. Queen left Skagway   for 'the  coast on Wednesday' last.  Iieatlcpaiters foi Xmas Picseuts  at 12. T��� Pilltuau and Go's.  ' Mr. W. P.' Giant arrived with a  load of machinery on Wednesday;  he says-that the trail was nevei better at this time ofthe year.  Christmas Presents for all at,C.  R. Bourne's   '  Di. McDerruott. the newly appointed resident physician for this  district, is expected here today.    , *  A Batcheloi's'Ball will be held:at  the Kooteuay Hotel, Fiiday Dec.  18th. Everyone welcome and an  enjo\ able evening assured.  R. A.'Jackson left for the outside on Monday last.  -Nothing is more appreciated than  views ofthe country you live in,  A fine collection always in ' stork  at "The.Atlin Studio."  The rink opened up last Satur-  ' day; a big ciowd attended and thoroughly enjoyed the evening's amusement.  New stock of Xmas Cards and  Calenders arrived al C. R. Bourne's  The "Curlers" played a match in  aid of the hospital; R. , D. Fether-  stonhaugh's team defeated Jas."Staple's team by three points.  A Portrait would be more acceptable at home than a Card for  Christmas.    The Atlin Studio.  .  The continued mild weather is  creating much slush ice on the trail  and has ie opened Otter Lake. '   '  Travel on Lakes is dangerous.  Closing out Ssle; Dry Goods, Underwear, Boots and Shoes at Half  Prick. The Atlin Cheap Casli  Store.    M.FOLEY.  A Turkey Shoot will be held at  corner of First and Traiuor Streets,  AUin, on December 31st.  Don't miss your chance 'in the  Bean Contest at il: L. Pillman and  Co's. Even dollar cash ' purchase  entitles you to one giiess.  Do not leave camp without seeing that your < name, is on The  Atlin Claim's Subrcription list,  and keep in touch with local happenings during the winter.  , Atlin-Log Cabin.  Jack Pkrkinson's Dog .Teams  make regular trips , Mondays: and  Thursdays between Atlin iind Log  Cabin. For freight a-id passenger  rates apply "Claim Office."  iron store;   FIRST   STREET,   7   ,    ..  I - ' l%  ( ' . t  ARE STILL   TO   THE   FRONT  IN ','    '  Groceries, 'Dry Goods, Bools & Shoes, Etc.  Tho   Lino   of   FALL   and   WINTER    GOODS   we   have   pl��ced   In   Stock  this   week   are   certainly    EYE ��� OPENERS  Tnst see our shiits and'underwear  J     And socks nt Jiny- price a pair.  Our mits and gloves cannot be heal.  Our'boots and shoes so tiiiu and neat  Cigai.vand cigarettes to smoke,  Bul}see our pipes, oh ! my !  II once you get youi 'ej es ou them  You.cannot help but buy  AT    THE    IRON    STORE  THE -BRITISH. COLUMBIA POWER  AND  MANUFACTURING.:Co., Limited.  1.NGINKKRS, MACHINISTS, BLACKSMITHS, A. IRON FOUNDERS.  Mado in all 1h  bers both Rini and Center Fire.  Weight iibout 7 pounds."-Sland-  finl bund lor :-ini Jh-o cartridges,  ���-i inches. For center-lire carl-  ridges. 2G isiclioh.  If these rifles arc not carried in "(fork j  by your tlc.ilor, pciul ]>;-,ou nnil wo will I  t,end it to yon cxpica prajiaid.   ,    '       [  Send stampforcitAlogiliu-crihiiiKcnin- J  plotc hue nnd containing v.iluablc in-1  formation to sliooteis. ��� ^ |  In: J. Stevens Antis aiid Tool Co. j  p.o.box     '" . "cincorc: falis^wass i  Oi-siiATiNo Siun Laundry Elbotkic Light A Powek Kuiisished to Mills, Mineb.  Etc'    i'VLL  Ll.NI!  OF'ENGIMliaiiB SUI'l'I.IKS A FlTTINQB CaUUIEU  IN  STOCK  ELECTRIC LIGHT, RATES: ��� Installation,   $3:50 per light.  16 Gsrndle Power Incandescent $3:50 per month per Sight.  8 up ��� ��� '    , $2:50 ���  Special  Rates for Arc Lights & Large Incandescent Lights.  Also: for Hotels & Public Buildings.  THE   GASH   MEAT. MARKET  OF  Atlin, and Alaska,  A   Specialty.  H.   FAULKNER,    ���  Atlin  Claim Block.  NELKI  ��� . d First Stut z't,   Atlin.  I KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES.  Wholesale   and RetssiS  &  &  THE    WHITE    PASS"   &     YUKON  ROUTE: .  PORTRAITS  Films and plates developed and  prii.ted at reasonable rates at "The  Atlin Studio". Enlarging, and  Copying also done.  For Airtight  Heaters,   Building  Paper, Steel Traps, Gunpowder and  _ Ammunition, you get the best value  'at J. D. Durie's.  We notice that several catalogues  of Jewelley and Fancy Goods, from  Eastern firms have found their  way into th'e camp. On comparing  prices with those of our localjewell-  er we find we can do better al home.  Mr. Eggert says he will supply any  article advertised by outside firms  at even if not better rates, also that  you need not pay in advance, but  when yon have seen the article itself. Why not keep our  money  ja circulation here.  Style. per: doz.  Midgets. $ 5,00  C. D. V. $7.50       ,  ���  Cabinets, $ 10,00  Larger sizes by special  arrangement.  Interiors and Exteriors. ���  For 1 plate, J^doz. prints $ 5,00.  E��r 5 ���. sprints of each $ 10,00  Copying Enlarging by arrangement according to subject and number required.  Passenger and Expiess Service, Daily (except Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse and Intermediate  points, making close connections with our own steameis at White Horse  for Dawson and Yukon points, and at Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday  and Friday.; Returning, leave Atlin ever.y, Monday and Thursday.  Telegraph Service to Skaguay.    Express matter  will  be received  for shipment to and from all points in Canada and the'United States.  For information relative to Passet'ger, Freight, Telegraph or Express  Rates apply to any Agent ofthe Company or to  Traffic Department, SKAGWAY.  GRAND TURKEY SHOOT.  AT  THE  ���yyE   give special   attention to Mail and.Telegraphic Orders.  AGENTS   FOR  Standard .Oil Co:  Rose of Ellensbury Butter.  The Cudahy Packing Co.  Chase & Sanborn's Coffee.  Groceries, Fruit & Vegetables���Crockery,  Wholesale & Retail.  CHRISTMAS DAY.  ist. Prize-Turkey  2nd.    ���' -Chicken  3rd.    ���i -Tin of  Eastern Oysters.  Skagway(  Alaska.  TAKU     O  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS.  FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   FISHING   &  SHOOTING.  F.   G��   Ash-ton,   Proprietor  .!  p   .  ii

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