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 ,JF  1 ���^rt'W  ( '  .,.,,.��, <j. i^.*,^^*.w--^*-H.^.����^i*^."  tt ���f*- *  i'��  ���s i  OS  ri.f  7��  >i-!' -:j^:wi  ���:u  u  ���lVuft  >i  VOUio.  ATLI&,  ��. G-.,   SATURDAY, " FEBRUARY    fi,    -9oj.  NC 238  Atlin's*  Progress  Figures    Talk���Gradual '*  * - IL ,'I  crease   of Output.   .  in-  Returns.for 1903 Exceed  Those of  1902 by $80.895.00 Marked  Increase in Fpoduction of Individual and Company Opera-  , tions.   ��  The annual report of the Mines  Department for 1903 will certainly  show; an increase of business in Atlin that many, even here, "are not  quite prepared for, and'anticipating  ���that report we are pleased to give  the following figures which may  prove of h.teiest to our readers  " The amount of gold tecoverd and  reported lor loyalty, Inst year ex-  ceeds that of 1902 by $80,895. /  The individual miner's gold "production for 1902 totalled ,$190,650,  whilst last year it,exceeded $288,  970, which goes > to disprove the  statement many are today making,  that individual digging is a thing  1    of the past here. "  The'corapanies operating here iu  1902 produced $71,450 and last  year $:i0.000, also a considerable  increase. *     '  The output gives Spruce Creek  the lead for 1903, as against Boulder in "902, and is' comprised as  follows;���  Creek    Individuals   Companies  ���*        f u*.  Pine      $69,698,00    $38,260,00  Spruce  99,500.00 'i 75,00  Boulder 54,676.00 31,240,00  McKee 65,096,00 24,000,00  From tha other creeks- including  Birch, Otter, Ruby we have no actual figures, excepting that of Birch  Creek, where the cotnpaii}" recovered over $6,600,00.  v f * 1 t  The revenue of the^ Government  *-.T)ffice in   Atlin  surpassed  that  of  1902 by over $8,000.  There was expended by the B. C.  Government in this District, under  the supervision of our Government  Agent, during 1903 ou roads, streets  bridges aud buildings $17,250 of  which about 5*5,000 was spent on  loads, streets and bridges.  During 1903 the following statis-'  tics respecting leases and water records are interesting.  164 lease applications cancelled  15   ,,      '     .,        t delivered ,  49   hydraulic  leases cancelled  37        ��� .. issued    *  191        ,, ,,     applied for  17 water records cancelled & abnd.  27    ,,        ,,        applied    for .  15    ..        ����� issued  When we state that 'Atlin's prospects were never brighter" a comparison with the above figures aud  those of previous years will go far  toward provjng the,truth of the remark, and considering the fact that  all the companies   operating here  ha-.e dardh ' got down to aclnal  mining, is it surprising that we  predict the output 10^1904 to reach  well over the million mark ,  ALL PERISHED  One  Hundred ' and  Miners  Eighty  Killed  .' ���>  At Cheswlck, Pa^ Throu-rh'a. Strang  ( jrer Striding1 a Katch Under-  ground.  Cucswick, Pa ���Onehundredand  eighty bodies have been Recovered  frorrTthe uarwick coal mines where  they were entombed by an explosion, caused by a. visitor striking a  match iii the underground workings. The bodies are badly charr-  ed;and blackened -and neighbouring towns h ivs been asked to stip-  plj' necessary coffins. -  *. A subscription list for the wid:  ows'and orphans has been opened  and'is being readily responded to.  Fatal   Collision.  St" Louis, Mo.���Twenty lives  were lost iu a collision between two  street cars, during a dense fog.  Many well known citizens are a-  mong the killed.  Boers   Exile Ended.  Bombay.���Five hundred Boers  are ou their way back to South Africa, atter having taken the oath of  allegiance.  Final Payment -Made.  " Mr. A. C. Deuiston has made the  final payment on his options taken  on Spruce Creek, from Blue, Canyon, down srream. He did considerable prospecting with the keystone drill last season, with most  enconraging results and will iwstall  a modern and up-to-date diedging  plant on the property th'is year.  A    Warning.  Wc understand that Mr. Peck,  chief inspector of boilers, has had  orders to summons every owner ot  a steam plant who has not a certiff-  ca engineer in charge of same also  the engineer who is operating.  It would mean a serious matter  for some of those operating to have  to pay into court $200., that being  the minimum fine. '  During the winter months the O.  K. Barber's Shop will only hava  Baths ready on Wednesdays aud  .Saturday;-.. Price 75 cents.  A Brutal Affair.'  ' Yancouvei,' Feb'* .tth ���A most  btiil.il assault took place here this  week. A young.l idy,-" resident ot  Mt. Pka.sant,fr wlule ou ,her way  home, was assaulted* by two- foot  pads and robbed of \yhat/valuable1*  she had wiiW'iber.'-^Tlie ,'brutality  ofnci assailants was" so* great that  she became unconscious, and was  left lying iu that condition in the  bushes near, the roadside.. , , - ���  Two' pedlaW ; are 'now in Jjail  chaiged with the crime, which has,  caused  gieat ."indignation   ia  the  , -��� '��� -     * -'I  city. *        \   y'  u >��� ���,;^  Spruce v Greek Deal.'  Vancouver, Feb.���4th.���Ferguson  a'nd Walker have".., sold" out < their  holdings_^n Spruce creek to the reorganised. Spruce Creek Co. Ltd.  Imperial, Parliament.  "Loudon", Feb.. 2nd ��� The Imperial Parliament was'opened by King  Edward today. -The/ speech, from  the Throne contained  nothing  of  . . '��� .. .   <     -  special importance.��   .    :    -��� -  War, News.  ne\,-Geneial.   'A   Bill  to   ammend  " '        - " >'       '  the Lcunt.es Definition fAct has beeu  laid belore the Legislatuie by that  gentleman.. Oi.e of tlie piowsious  of tlie measure created a*.* separate  county'called1 Athn, the southern  boundary-will be the Stickine River, following the Divide northward  to the' Provincial Boundary' One.    '  ���s.  ,1 1' �� /   *���  Whitehorse '.--Diggings;  Vancouver, ,Feb.    4tli.���Excitement in reference to new placer dig-  gms near White Horse still contin-  y<-,\        1 ��� ��� '  ties.    I he Rev. John Pringle, form-  ��i ' ^       r      j > l  eily of Atliu*,'says Alsek is ahight;  he has staked'discoven' on Christ-  mas creek. The White Pass Ryi are  making ample preparations foi ,c the  anticipated rush this spiiug. >  ��� J>  1 'Cashel  Re-arr'ested  and  Hanged.  London, Feb. 4th.���No change  in  the    Russo-Japanese situation.  While Japan doubfs Russia's siu-  centy as to her pacific intentions,  many belie\ e. that ai conflict may  yet be averted. Both nations aie  prepared for an outbreak of hostilities at any moment.  Vancouver, Feb. 4th.���Many  Canadians" are volunteering for service in _ the Japanese Army in the  eveut of war. '        ,  An Old  Timer   in   a- New  New   Business.  Vancouver, Feb, 4th.���Captain  Nickerson, formerly of Atlin, has  embarked in the furniture business  in Cumberland, B. C.  One of our   Pioneers.  Vancouver, Feb. 4th.���Mr. Gregory, who in the early days of Atlin was engaged in the auctioneer  ���business and latterly prominent in  Dawson business circles, has opened offices iu Vancouver.      '  1  Important  Legislation.  Victor!?, B.'C. Feb.^th.���Legislation of special interest to Atliu is  being introduced in the Provincial  Legislature this week by the Attorn  . Calgary, Feb. 4th.���Cashel, the  condemned murderer whose escape  from the North West Mounted Police some weeks ago created such  comment and excitement was recap-  tured near Calgary by the Mounted'  Police ten days ago. The sentence  of death was earned out by hangman Radcliff here last Tuesday.  Before the execution took place,  Cashel confessed his guilt.    ,-, '  Wheat at $1.00.  Chicago, Feb. 4th.���Owing to  persistant rumors of war between  Russiaynd Japan, the prices of all  food stuffs have advanced,' wheat  reaching the dollar mark yesteiday.  Sudden  ;  Death of^  Milne.  Collector  'After a brief illness, .lasting only  a few days) Collector A. R. Milne,  C. M. G., passed away at 11.36 o,'  clock death resulting from an attack  of pneumonia, developing from a'  cold contracted while going to the  polls to record his vote. In, the  death of Mr. Milne, Victoria has  lost one of her most prominent' citizens.  Devoured by Pigs.  Oxdridge.���Thomas Millau, of  Reach township, on Friday night,  about dark, left his house to feed  ,iigs. He did not return aud a  "nephew went in search. He found  the bodv lying iu the pig pen with  the pigs devouring it. His bedy  ivas badly mangled. It is -supposed that Millan, who was subject to  ���Uniting spells, fell into the pen and  was atracked by the pigs. ■-", WW."
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'    HEART TENDER,
• Louis Albert Banks, D.D., Grace 2
J      Methodist Episcopal Church,      •
• New York. , *
Rejoice with them that do rejoice.
and weep with them that weep.—
"Romani, xii., 15. ,   '
Tho Christian-is to be no hermit, no
, recluse who draws his heart into his
■hell and goes self-absorbed along the
tway of life, thinking only of his own
affairs. His heart is'to be open to the
cries of joy as well as sorrow. ' He is
to have a tender heart, easily reached
(with the gladness or the sorrow of his
neighbor.     "Rejoice," says Paul, 'Vith
1 them that do rejoice, weep with them
that   weep."
The way this command is put robs it
of all possible selfishness. We are
to rejoice with other people in their
Joy. A great many selfish people envy
tbe joy of others and would if" they
could-rob them of it.and leave therri
bare, carrying all the joy- away for
-themselves. But the Christian idea is
to rejoice with the one who is glad
and thus reinforce and increase his
gladness. 'And we all know how much
1 there is in that. Every man who has
bad a sudden gladness come upon him
. has had the desire to tell it to someone else. < The joy of any great vision,
such as a splendid waterfall or ' a
glimpse of a great snow mountain or
some scene of wild beauty in the forest,'
is a" small thing, if one has_the cxperi-
* ence alone, compared to what it is if
you have a congenial soul with which
to share it.' Such sharing, instead of
'dividing   and   subtracting    'from   your
./own delight, multiplies if many times.
lAnd the same law holds good in.all
other joy. We have a desire to impart it, a desire to talk about it 'with
others, and we often have the opportunity of greally increasing- the joy of
another by listening and putting our-
* selves into sympathetic touch with the
' gladness which has-come to his soul.
You know some lonely man or woman'who has few, joys and few friends,
and when a letter on some little experience that seems trifling to you with
your many friends and your numerous
sources of • Happiness 'comes to that
man or" that women il is a real opportunity given of God to you to listen
.with kindling eye and appreciative faci*
end word while they talk to you of
their joy. Such a privilege "to them
is a little foretaste of heaven, where
all selfishness will be banished . and
everyone will be seeking to give "joy-*
to others.
There is no more regrettable mistake
for any Christian to make than to permit himself to become so self-absorh-
ed, no"inatter how great" his work may
"be, that he shall become a kill-joy to
weak and ordinary people who look to
him for appreciation in the gladness which comes to their lives, Jesus
Christ was ncner so self-absorbed in
(His sublime mission for. the world'*
salvation that He could not enter with
sympathetic heart and tender appreciation into the joys as wclhas the sorrows of others He cast no dark shadow at the wedding feast, but added to
its gladness. Surely wc have no right
to he above our Lord ancl hold, it be
neath our dignity to bestow our smi!e9
on "the wholesome gladness that has
come to any soul.
But we must not only keep our
hearts tender-in appreciation of the
joys of others, but in sympathetic relation to their sorrows as Well. We
should he so sensitive in our relation
to our fellow-men that it will be impossible for us to see a sad look on
any face and our/ own heart not feel
something of thc flow of it. How sensitive Jesus was to the petition of thc
Wind, to the lonely wail of the leper.
to the silent shame of the disgraced
woman, to the anxious appeal of the
father whose child was sick, to the
quiet tears of the poor widow following
her only son to the grave! In these
arid countless other cases Christ's heart
mourned as though He Himself were
Wind, or leprous, or anxious, or a
mourner behind the bier. He entered
with perfect sympathy and fellowship
into, the sorrows nf the people \yith
whom,He lived. ITis heart -was so tender that every breath of human sadness swept His soul as though it had
teen a harp. So wc must Keep our
hearts   tender.
Do you ask mc how we can do this?
The -rnswer i<* very simnlc: By putting
ourselves constantly in helpful relations to others. Do the kind deed on
every opportunity, and you niav be very
sure that the kind'feeling will soon
come to be natural to you.Thc diffi'Milfv
is that we often curb our kind feelino-«
and restrain them. Wc shut back the
sympathetic word that is on our lips
until our tongues become dumb to
that kind of speech. Give your heart
a chance to show its gladness. Give
your lips the opportunity to speak the
sympathetic word. Give your hands
nnd feet free will to go on their missions of kindness and cheer, and you
will" soon see that your heart is growing Render and mellow, so that none
rejoice and you arc not glad, and none
are sorrowful and you arc not stricken.
In Ms book, "The Story %>t a Soldier's
Life," Instances the case of his Red
River expedition—his first Independent
command:—        '
"I believe it was the cheapest operation
we have carried out, when what was accomplished Is fairly, weighed and ' considered. The total expense was undei
£100,000. For that sum about 1,400 men
were sent'by rail and steamer . . . and
then In eanoes and boats for six hundred
mllea through a wilderness of rivers,
jalces, forests and rocks, where, as no
food was to bo obtained, everything- required had to be taken with us and transported on the soldiers' backs over difficult portages for many miles. I attribute this economic result to the fact that
It was planned and organized far away
from all "War Office and muddling."
'It is related thai a woman, who visit'i
he British Museum recently, aaid to* *i
attendant:  ','! have 'been looking aboj
QUEER CUSTOMS^*
ObMrvaa'■ VarloiM Co»iitrl««"»*<**>p"»*]
K " Tide.
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,   ft     In Kmglnntl.""**
r That line- old ceremony, the bringing
In of the' ooar'a head, is observed at
Queen Victoria's table at Rugby,
Eton, Winchester and Harrow, and at
Dxford and Cambridge Uni". jrsitles.
i It dates from the Pagaa age, when
ithe ancient Britons killed a^boar at
the winter solstice and offered its
(head to Freyr.i the God of Peace and!
"Plenty, who was supposed to ride up-
ou a "mm with golden bristles.        7
In '"pain.
In old Seville and the other beautiful cities   of   Spain   Christmas   is
largely   an   out-of-door   celebration.
•The Anglo-Saxon idea of hearth and,
home is foreign to the Latin temperament, and the gracious climate lends
itself to all fresco merry-making. , ,
1   All   1b   movement,   color,   tumult1,
dance, song.    The great   plazas   ara
kaleidoscopes of   human    movement.
The    cathedrals    and    churches , aio
thronged.   Piety and gayety mingle.
* ' - , "   |In Italy. - ' '-'... 2s
Inspired by the ancient poet'ear
thought of cheering thej Virgin during
the pangs of maternity, young men
and maidens throng on Christmas evo
before her shrines, and play upon
Jlheir guitars and mandolins, singing
tongs of-praise. ,
>■ It is the-ir part, too, to decorate tho
"beautiful old churches most profusely
'•—a loving service at which they spend!
the greater part of the night, refreshed by a collation after midnifht mass
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In Germany.
,This is the land of Santa Glaus—
;,the home of the beautiful legend of
'•Kris Kringle,-which is a corruption of
Christ Kindlin, or. Christ Child. " 1
■■ * While ,the good child finds its little stocking laden with Kris Krin-
gle't. gifts, the naughty child finds
nothing but a birch', rod placed thera
"ay the avenging , Pelsuichel— -St.
"Nic ^las with the fud." Such an experience makes the small victim intensely miserable.
Away From the   Office.
'As a proof of what soldiers In the field
can do when not hampered by the civilian
clement at the War Office, Lord Wolse-ley.
I" 1 In flloxloo.
. To eat cakes on, the Noche Buena
.'(Christmas Eve) is the immemorial
right of the Mexican belle—and they,
arc all sweet-tooths.
The Mexican confectioner is an artist. His show window at this season;
presents a rich and rare array of such
things as make the 'mouthiwaler—•
euch elaborate combinations of,
creams, -glaced fruits and the like a3
transcend the imagination even of tiio
"Mew York matinee girL
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f-*-' -- la Sweden.
bne~6f the earliest and quaintest of
I "iristian legends is an article of
faith among Scandanaviana   '       ,   ■
They believe that even as the ox
end the ass of Bethlehem are said to
ihave fallen upon their knees when Je-
6us was born in the manger, so ail
"domestic cattle on the stroke of midnight that heralds Christmas Day)
{prostrate themselves "in silent worship.
This belief gives rise to a kindlyi
■feeling toward the brute creation.   .
vs^w*      •        ——— .,,~i
fSrrpnv x» Auotialla.    «"■■■
It to the midsummer season., Tha
mercury .may register 100 degrees or
more. Families, Instead of being
united, are divided, for this is the tima
of the long vacation.
1 Still, English traditions are preserved. Plum puddng is the dessert
and holly, the decoration. Moreover,
ithe Australians have a decoration of
their own—a crimson-flowering shrub
(which they call "Christmas bush" und
Svhich blooms only in December.      j
* Qiristoias Tida >
for a skull of Oliver Cromwell. Ha <
you no skull of Cromwell here?* "Nf
madam," the attendant answered. "H.'f
very'odd," she exclaimed; "they have*
fine ono in tlhei museum at Oxford."
In the "Memoir" of Robert Chamber*
by his bro their William, is a delightfi"
allusion to Peebles, their birthplace, and
a spot ever warm in the loving memory
of Scotch residents. One of these, a ma.',
who had lived there all his life, was
enabled 'by some uplift of fortune to
visit Paris. When he came back his
townsmen gravely gathered about him
"Noo," said one, while tho others lis-
tened, "tell us alboot it." "Paris," he
began, "a' things considered, is a won-
derfu' place. But still, Peebles for pleiv
sure."
Wasted Indignation.
. "Let mo see," said tho minister, a* he
wtm making out tha baptismal certifl-
dtuto, "tibia is tlio thirteenth, isn't it!" -
"The thirteenth," exclaimed tho indignant mother, "indeed, but it's only the
seventh, and would have been the sixth,
<mly two of *«di were it-wins."
' 'T"he thirteenth—of September," said
th* minister, mildly, «und peace was restored.—Ex. -* **—«n»i    '  ""
Keep< the Windows Open.
'You would .not think of drinking
stale or poisoned water, would you ?
You know that ii you were to be shut
in an air-tight compartment death
would result: Of allelic '.necessities
of life, you can live longer without any
of them than air. Impure air and
darkened apartments arc the cause of
an untold number of deaths annually.
You know that on a sunless day, with
a close atmosphere, you are out of
sorts at the best, if you are lucky
enough to escape physical,,ailments,
while you are mentally depressed. But
/once let'the sun shine brightly, and
clear the atmosphere; how dilferent.
how much better you feel in ' every
way.     ,. • l
Cold weather is coming, and when
you are tempted to close up the house
as tight as it can be made, remember
these things,' and don't do it, especially at night. Keep ihe windows in the
sleeping apartments open enough to at
least give you sufficient fresh air. A
cold room does not'indicate that it is
healthy, far from it. A sleeper will
soon breathe up all the fresh air in a
room, and if there is not a constant
supply of fresh air, he simply breathes
over and over again the poison thrown
off. by .his lungs. , Aud the; breathing
'of this" vitiated air only tends to lower,
the temperature and vitality of thc
system, so that it'is not as capable of
withstanding the' rigors ,of winter.
Fresh air is heating to the body; in
fact, .upon it 'depends',the. combustion
of the fuel in the body and by which
we are kept alive, which. we shoulf"
always bear In mind.
Even with-open windows'during the
night, bed cliambers and bed clothing
should be thoroughly aired each morning, and allowed all'the sunlight pos-.
sibie. During sleep, not only do the
lungs throw off more poison than during the day, but it is especially so with
the body in its relaxed condition and
when the, pores are'all open. (During sleep the body should have plenty
of covering; better to have too much
than not enough, both to induce deep
slumber and to keep the skin moist
and the poies open that they may
have the opportunity to rid the system
of poison." Bear ;n mind that death/
would follow thc closing of the poics.
Fresh air in cold weather wll cost
money, as more fuel will be required
but it will be economy, for if 11 clo;js
not save sickness and-doctor b.!b
and which it most likely will do, vo-
will feel better and the stronger for
it.—Cooking Club
SBE IS A MERRY
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0m(X dUrr/'eliiinlBff.Chriitmo. bclU-'l
Dodd's    Kidney   Pills   Oured
Little Edith Harris'
v Dropsy
Hers was a Terrible Case—It Proves
that the great Kidney Remedy
Is good for Old and Youne'allke
and Cures all forms of Kidney
Disease.
Weyburn, Assa., N.W.T., Dec. 21.-
(Special)—No more remarkable cure
of Dropsy has ever been put on record than that of little Edith
Harris, tho two-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harris of this place.
The little girl had drepsy in its
worst form. She was swollen from
her feet to her shoulders so badly
that the doctor was, afraid-one of hor
feet'would hurst. Her natural waist
measure was eighteen inches, but
when the disease was 'at its worst
she measured thirty-four inches. I wo
doctors attended, her, 'hut after three
months struggle with the disease the
child was gradually growing worse
and the parents had about given up
all hope of saving the life of their
child.- .    ,   .
At ; this time they, determined to
try Dodd's Kidney Pills. Imagine
their surprise v and delight when under this treatment the child hegan to
rapidly improve. By the time she
had taken three boxes, half a pul at
a- dose, thc swelling was gone and
the helpless little invalid was transformed into a merry, laughing,
healthy child again.
Dodd's. Kidney Pills cure old    and
young alike.   They cure.Kidney   Dis-[
caso .without, regard to where   or   in
what form it'is found.
New    Zealand's    Man-Killing
Geyser.
Tha Australian "Review of Reviews"
for September, just'to hand, contains a
vivid account of a remarkable disaster
which occurred recently in New Zealand:
Waimaingu g«yser, Jtotorua, New Zea-
.laaid, is one of tho mo9t(remarkable geysers in'the world: a hike of boiling water, black and threatening, .that, at irregular intervals, shoots up into space a
vaat column-of water, mud and stones
to a height sometimes of over 1,000 feet.
It is gimply one of the wonder^ of .the
world.' It ie "situated on a crater chain,
which waa formed by the great "Darawena
eruption rift. One photograph taken
while it was playing shows liquid mud
rising; to a (height estimated at '1,800
feet The. immense stone, shot up hundreds of feet, as shown on the photograph, wan afterwards found to measure
12' feet by 8 feet. The steam cloud from
the geyser can be seen thirty miles away.
One feature is the echelon discharge of
niany, of the shots. The first might send
•tones and mud perpendicularly, so that
they all fall back into the crater. The
second might come *t an angle, and
bombard m« bank where th« victims
stood. On Sunday afternoon, August 30,
a group of tourists were waiting to secure * snapshot of tho ncoct eruption,
when a dreadful discharge of boiling
water and mud took place, and four persons—two of them young ladies, and
one of them a well-known guido—wero
caught in' the watery cyclone, swept
awav in a moment'and destroyed; the
mother of the two girls, only a few feet
distant, - being a' shrieking spectator of
the tragedy. , Hero is a description of
the incident by an eye-witnesst
"My sister and myself had been staying at Eotorua since Monday last.' Our
first view of tho giant geyBer at Wai-
mangu'was obtained on, .Tuesday. There
was then not a. ripple on it. We made
up our minds that we would visit it
again, and we did so'ou Sunday)'accompanying a fairly large party, consisting
for "tho most part of tourists. The geyser was then playing gently. We took
up a position near the shelter shed and
watched the jets of water shoot upwards. About 12.30 a shot went up to si
height of 400 feet or thereabouts. Aftei
crossing to the far side and inspecting
the display from numerous positions, we
came back, passed over the bridge, and
stood on a slight projection. Looking
over the edge of the geyser, we were rewarded by.seeing an outburst from the
geyser reach a height of S00 feet.' Other
shots went higher still. It was' a stupendous spectacle. About 3 p.m. I noticed a party of ladies and gentlemen,
who had arrived at Waimangu a,bout
2.30 or 2.45. .They'included tho Misses
Nicholls, Joseph Warbriek and Mr. Mc;
Naughton." The ladies and gentlemen
took up a position some foirty or fifty
.yards in front of where I was standing.
They ,had cameras with them, and were
evidently bent on getting snapshots of
Waimangu in action.
"At twenty minutes past three^ the
geyaer sent up a huge columni of boiling
mud and scalding water th^t spread ,out
over a wide area. For perhaps rather
more, than a minute tlie entire scene
was enveloped in darkness, made'all the
more terrifying by. reverberations as of
thunder and a vibration that filled the
atmosphere and caused tho ground under
our feet to tremble. I called out to my
sister to Tun for her life, and I fled aftei
her. Fortunately, we had a- clear path
in front of us, and we got away just in
time, a huge fragment of rock falling
within a yard of us. The eruption lasted
for about two minutes.
The disappearance of Misses Nicholls.
Mr. J. Warbriek andi Mr. McNau-rhton
caused the utmost consternation. Thoy
had apparently attempted to Teach the
path, but without 'success, ihe-iboiling
torrent sweeping them into the seething
cauldron below. Search ' was at once
made for ,the victims. Warbriek, the,
guide, assisted by a number of others,
including myself, took part in tliiai painful task. The first noay recovered was
that of Mr. MoNaughton. This was
found; about half a mile from the bridge
in about twelve feet of water. It was
'terribly disfigured, the head in particular being badly cut. Some distance
further on the body of Joseph Warbriek
was found, also shockingly distorted.
The bodies of the ladies were recovered
at a distance of aibout a mile from the
spot' where they were atanding when the
eruption took place. Their jackets and
shoes had been washed off them, and
they were greatly disfigured. Mrs. Nicholls, mother of the unfortunate young
ladies, was dazed and heart-broken. It
was pitiable to witness her grief.
"Yon will form somo idea of tho forcc-
of the explosion when I tell you that a
stone weighing not leas than a hundredweight was projected through the air for
well nigh a mile, and ere it buried itself
almost out of sight in the earth split a
huge rock into fragments. Hundreds of
tons of mud and stones wore thrown up
from the mouth of the geyser."
German Anti-Tipping- League.
A movement has just been started in.
Berlin to abate, if possible, the practice
of tipping' in cafes and restaurants. An
anti-tipping league has been, founded in
Berlin, with brandies in tho principal
dties of Germany. Tlio members of the
feaguo sign a pledge 'to frequent only
those restaurants and cafes in which tipping is strictly prohibited. The proprietors of tho establishments which abolish
the tipping will bo supplied gratis with
a big sigh bearing tho letters "O. T."
(Ohne trinkgerd) meaning "no . tips,"
printed in large type. Tho waiters themselves profess to bo in favor of tho innovation as long aj their employers pay
them a wage sufficiently 'largo to enable
them to dispense with tips). It won',1 Iv
a grea/t relief to 'bho travclinf" i) iK'-" mi.i
particularly to American Luiin»i:>, wjio
at homo are not accustomed to, '■•■a taxed
at every turn, if the lcagui* .-I'.ould be'
oomo a success. 1
Most people think too lightly of
a cough. J- It js a serious matter
and needs prompt attention.
Take
Shiloh's
Consumption
^/Uf6    The Lung Tonic
. when the first'sign of a co«fh or
''    cold appears.'
It will cure you easily and quickly,
then—later it will be harder
to cur*» ,
Prices SSc, 60c. and S1.00'
8. C WSLLSft'cO.
Toronto, Ou. t*H*y, K.Y.      t*>
' Just So.
\"   , .
. Little Elmer (who has an enquiring
mind)—Papa, which bone was it that
was taken from Adam to make a woman
ofT '
Professor   Bron<rhe»d—The , bone     n.f
contention, my son.—"The Sniiler."'
"What a mieer fad Mrs. Daehini-tort
hit* started since returning from'her latest visit to South Dakota.
"Do you mean the popular society favorite who has had so many.divorces?" ,
"Yes.   She has had her wedding-ring*
put -on a chain and is wearing, them as a
neckluca.,, It,is awfully fofcmhg,
New1 Work "Herald/*
too.M
- Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant-
Soap Powder dusted iu t*"J bath, softens
the water and disinfects. ^S
Little  Emily  Kingsbury,   aged  four,   ,
who attends the kindergarten and.calld '
it the "kidney   garden," was being ex<
aniined as to the, senses.
"What are your cars for, Emily?"
,   "To" hear with," was the answer.",    '
"And what; are your eyes for?"
"To see with."    .     ,     ,
-"And .what .is your-nose, for?"
"To^blow," was the innocent a'nswe^-j
—Lippincott's M igazine. .
 o
• The-late. Dr. Thomas Hoyt,-aftei
preaching his'last sermon'as pastor'of
the' Chambers-Wylic Church, was en* '
tertaining President Patton -p^f .Princeton; Henry C. Minton, Moderator1 oi
the General Assembly, and other eminent men, at dinner.' The guests wcr«
speaking in strong praise of the sermon the minister had just preached o*
the different religions, and those versed in theology were discussing the doctrinal points he had brought out. Dr.
Hoyt's -son was sitting at the .iabl«
and Dr. Minton, turning to him, said:
"My lad, what did you think of >our
father's sermon? I saw you listening
intently."
All waited to hear the boy's reply.
Mr. Hoyt smiled cordially.
"I guess it was very good," said tha
boy,  languidly;  "but  there.were  four
mighty fine places where he could havo
stopped."—Philadelpln 1  Ledger.
 •
Among the.company, says The Essex
Veekly News, at the West Field,,Grays,
to .witness the distribution ,of prizes to
the Shaftesbury boys were two brothers of the cloth, who, though differing
in denomination, got on well together
as clerics should. At length, as the
scent of a fine, Havana was wafted to;
his nostrils, one pulled out'a well-sea-'
soned pipe. "Ah, brother," said his
friend, "when shall I cure]you of that,
bad habit of smoking ?" -With a twinkle
in'his eye the other rcplic'd through a
cloud of smoke, "There are two places'
to smoke, you know. One is this
world'; the other is the next. - J.'m
going lo get mine done in this;',(Toil
can do as you like."    '
Discussing the difficulty of young and
unknown playwrights in getting man*
uscript read, Da'vid Bolasco said the
other day :
"In a majority of cases thc plays are
not read, nor even looked at. But the
managers like to make a man thinb
his play has been read, even if they
have to reject it. When I was a young
man I went with manuscripts to a manager to whom I afterwards sold several plays. My copy was tied up in a
neat roll, with a knot of pink t*ipe. I
knew that knot, and I .knew that the
manager or his reader couldn't ti«
another one like it if he tried. _,
" 'Come in two weeks,' he said.
"I went, and thc play was handed
bsfek.
"'Have you read it?' I inquired
" 'Sure,' said the manager. 'Read il
myself.    Sorry it won't do.'
"I untied thc knot, unrolled the manuscript and laid on the manager's dcsW
sixty-four pages of white paper without a mark on it."—New York Times.
There    are'   very  few,   cleans--
ing operations  in .which  Sunlight
Soap cannot  be   used to advantage.    It  makes  the home  bright:
and clean. 13
mnrnm 1 L.* _ jT-.k'u. ^  cli'w"  ^  (  ����������������^<l*^��*g-���� ����-��*������������*�������������-��$��� ������������������������  BY LAURA JEAN  LIBBEY .  *   I  ���Author of" The Crime of Hallow-E'en," "The Flirtau ons  a Beauty," " Willful. Gaynell," " Little Leafy  *,,   + " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc'  *������*���*���������������������*���������������������><��� �������� ��� ����������������������������������������������>,���  Sho remembered  Rlivernook' ''must   wtinrng thie neiress of Lorrimer,,Hall.  -0  ���  ��  ���  Even this dart- eyed little beauty has  eluded my grasp. I was so sure ���  aartEl ,\vnat noise was "that?"  .The next instant Jzetta met the  rlartng eyes of Heath Hampton gaz-  k*r fixedly at hor through the  braacfias. v . ^_j  i  raaAPTER xxn.  CTlvaafoird Mansion.'  'Wiiat noise was that?" again qaer-  Ue ��� toward the north. There were  tio stars to guide her; still she told  herself she know the wsy; she could  [not miss the'-road, it could be but a  Jtow  miles  distant. ��� (   '  t   Izetta   watched   the    first gray  ptreaks of dawn pierce tho dull, load-  ��sky,   with  a   grateful  heart.  All  e night long sbe had pushed steadily  fcnward.     It was dark and lonoly; she  thanked God for thc friendly morning   i  light; sho could not' bo tar from there,   ' ^^  I*o told  herself. '    ' ^ H��th"namptan:  "Then she stood still and looked ah-       <wm Bare i   did not boar any," an-  Mlt   hor.      Merciful   Heavenl    < whero    twered fVatal. ,  ras she. She never remembered hav- fPsihAwI" mxitteTod the other,, lining been In that locality bofare. She.' patiently. "I believo I'm 'growing,as  ���ad been so suro sbo was in tho right   ^miciiui as a   woman." ''  path, whereas, she found herself Tn iHls fcewn, shirewd eyes hati not de-  I trackless, boundless sea of snow. ' ' teoted the hturUod, dark eyos gazing  ) She was tho only living being amidst as if fascinated upon him.  all that vast expanse of frozen white- , '"Tom mad ibotter mm about,Vatal,"  (aass, whose outlino was broken, hero 'he ordered; "sho,cannot havo ^ gone  and there, only by some hardy, bare ��ery far; wa will take a short' cut'  branched shrub or tree that rose up sorofls, slio musl bo snmewhoxo about."  parkly from its white, shrouded bed; The next moment tho , ..s " worn  "the oold, white, dreary expanse of plunging ou through the daikness in  ���mow stretched out on all sides as (far ���� opposite directionv  |ks h��r eye could reach; no     path.'was       "Mother," she ci ied,      raising     her  tUsoernible through the uneven dnft-  logs.        ,.�����*-       j  I iFor'some' moments Jzetta      gazed  kround    hor in    blank bewilderment;  jthen her lips grew'Wfute with a 'sud-  J"ten fear. ,  '   "I have lost my  way!"     she cried  ant   in  horror.     (  eyes to .heaven, through her' tearless  sabs, "I Jiad rather ho cold and --lifeless upon the pure,' cold snow here,  food for,the vultures of the-, air,  thain breathe tho same air with this  human vulture, from whom you have  saved your child1."   ��� '*  The bitter, cold and the great mental excitement through which'she had  ~Thelre~was~no~path before her,'and , so lately/passed were' begunming      to  the footprints of her own feet   -were , tell upon Izotta's      sadly    < shattered  tompletely obliterated by the thick,  falling  snow.*-    \ n,, r  She oould not" retrace her steps; she  sat down in the snow and tried to  think.  I Izetta was growing quite used to  sorrow; ua oreseen eventb weie evei  thurstiag themselves unawares upon  liter.  i She could see'the raven careening  about in the uppor air above her  head.  One thought occurred to her:  "Should she'ever be able'to 'reach  Bilvernook?" '   f  She tolt   cold    and /benumbed; sdio  "ooig'jd "to He down in tho soft,    white  snow and rest.      Yet sho had!  *o"ten'  heard such rest meant death.  nerves; ier garments were white with  the fallen snow,, difd  with great dif- -  ficulty aha   made her'way step '  by  step. ���*��,���,. ,   i   i j.  Once sflfie staggered and fell. She was  beginning to leel delightfully warm  and drowsy; the bitter cold seemed to'  have passed harmlessly ,by her., If  she,couId only lie down and (Test a  few moments she .would feel refreshed directly. *>������  jSuddonry'ithe shrill cry Of a night-  bird circlmg above her head' partially aroused tier lagging energy.1-  They linp. ap-ikon o. some p.aca at  the rightj'ehe had walked many milos  and*found no such place, she had told  herself, iwfth~a pitiful'little ' laugh  that sounded      strangely weird    ain-  och1ioiijjim> WJWU yi/ui axuios uie utboul  me, and your lips pressed to mine,  I Ceel a strange fcens.iition, as if a  strong hand had suddenly thrust us  asunder, and youirkubPs, while yet  warm, seem to grow eold on my lips;  there are times you seem so silent and  abstracted��� (why is il?"  "There has ever bten a weight on  my mind 'since the accident w/nch befell mef probably some ti if ling, affair, it may be aifter all "  "Do you think it is the memory of  some one whom you havo mot abroad?"  she asked, anxiously.  "Jealous, Loraine," lie laughed; ��� "it  is more likely some message I have  promised to deliver for borne friend  which 'eludes my memory so persistently."   '     i, y '  "You have never loved any ono except me,  have you,  Ulmont?"       '  "You do not cdoubt that you arc  my fiist last and only love, do you,  Loraine?"     i  ,���  "No; to doubt y6*u would bo death,"  sho answored; "yot, somehow you  are not, tho same; you have seemed so  changed since you wont abrojd. You  are not gay and'morry as^boforc."  .lUknont laid his handsome head back  upon the ciimson cushion with a  merry laugh.  "How, would you have it, my pretty Loraine; iC a mun's love docs not  strengthen and don-pen underr tho influence of so peorloss a wife as your-  seir, He may safely "be labeled heartless��� bettor have lived a bachelor  forlorn."   .,      * <   ,  Still Loraine was not stutis'Ied; she  would be the -sharer of his every  thought.   '    * i i -* '  * "I believe I am growing jealous,"  she said, with a, smile;' "still I -am  -thankful I have'only your thoughts  lor rivals."        '       ' ,  "~A rival��� It was the Cirst time such  ���m Idea hnd crossed her mind.    ���   _   -  ,"IL I, hud ever had a "nvaf-in your  affections, Ulmont," bhe said, "I .could  not  have  answered  for imyse'f"  She Was the last daughter hi the  long line of Loraines; it had often been  said they wore Dover .crossed in love  Heaven pity tthe man who was weighed In the balance ot.t'heir a'ffections  and   was   found  wanting."  Loraine, wilh a flight giow in' hei  heart, went, down among hor guests,  little dreaming of the terrible" wob  fate waa weaving around the "husband sho so madly, loved.  warm unconsciously  toward h<*r.  i   It Was   a strange fate, which      led  tluase two   wotmen  together, those  'live who "jo r'-iNsf��ti.iMy loved the  aaime ,husband��� the bitterest of rivals. , (  "The child must be brought Into tb<>  house, Cor the picsent, at least," responded Loraine, resolutely.  The long cloik which had hifher-  to quite concealed the silent figure  lying there, was suddenly tonsed back  by  thc  diivixig  wi.id   ,,   '       %  "MercfCuI hoaven'" u ed Loraine, as  she gazed in siartlad awe -upon the  white, marble face, "ahe is no child,  she Is "  "Hush!" commanded tbe doctor.who  hastily roplace'd the cloak about the  quiet form, and bore her tenderly  within. "Shall she be sent to the  hospital, (Mrs. Ulvesford?" he asked,  anxiously. ,  "No," answered Loraino, simply; "I  could not bavo the heart to turn the  poor creature from tho sheltering  Walls of Ulvesford "Mansion."  How little t-he knew who It was  whom she harbored, 'hi kn��.w not that  she, who had bean borne into that  home bo iiclplessly,. should by rights  have reigned there, i" s mistress, tho  loved and honored wito of Us master.  iB.sA her        7 li e been assea   a,s  She would try to  bear'up a;  litis   o^g darJ- crcos andv waste of snow..  ' longer,  "Ah, well," sho thought, "it does:  Bat matter much what becomes of  toe."  She had not tasted food, since the  Bight fbeffore, still she didtnot feel the  need 01C it.  ��� She felt wofully tired -and weary,'  that rwas all. Ere. she was hardly  aware, the sun had sunk^behind the  arimson, western clouds. L  The darkness ,of night would soon  "foil around her, ushered in by the  ���till Iheavily falling snow.  ���  Suddenly the chiming    of    far- off  Suddenly the flashing "of many  lights touxst upon her view; for one  brief instant she half imagined she  was walking down the street of some  Italian city upoai a gala night. De-  lightlul strains of music fell upon her  ear. The music awoke Izetta's soul  to consciousness of her position,  j tOhl how ene strove to reach the  lights !>nd tbp musio. "A few steps  mora aindvgha reached the park gate..  The sound of revelry was at its^  height.  Jzetta crept up'  the    broad  walk,  bells fell upon her ear; at! first   they hjom which tho snow had beea care-  pouiZided like church bells; then she  remembered that this was Christmas  Eve. ��  ' lAs'sfle paused in the twilight, y the  Singling bells sounded nearer ���' and  bearer. iA. dark speck was skimming  toward ihcr itrom the" diataait horizon.  Could it be a human being? Hei  Hrst impulse was one of intense joy,  nvhich suddenly gave place to the  Boost ipit'fut terror.  "What It It should bo Heath Hampton-?" she thought, trembling liku a  Icaif. *���  'Alb, She could screen herself beh'nd  &ihe'*ushes; ft it was no ono w ho m ght_  ire seeking iier, she would cry out to'  "ha em.      r  llzetta jvas not a moment too soon  "Nearer and nearer each moment dfish-  (kd\ itiie sleigh and its occupants over  the white, crusted snow.  Another Instant, and they had  "reached the very bpot ,. where she  Knelt, Bcreened by the alder bubhes'  fthey were so near she could have put  But iher hand aud touched them* aa  hey grazed her hiding- place.  Had those prancing steeds swei vod  aver so slightly toward those airier  busies, they must have crushed hor.  iNow Blws could see their faces. A  i-oitoa, lioarso with wrath, which she  know ibut  too  well, cried sharply  "I aay sue nrust havo come th(s way;  owl ���stuptd dolt, to huvo lost track of  Lho rfootprints."  1 "I could not help it," answered u  ��roloe, which hho instanlly recogni/.ed  pa (the dwarf's; "tho fault is the s:iow  fuiling so fast not mine."  I (Suddenly 'Vatal drew rein.  * "Ulave you forgotten, tviir, you are  Bearing "dangoious ground? Yonder  Uas lUIvosrord Manor in the distance,  jta ii he Tight, there."  His companion uttered a short,  bard, mocKurig laugh, that made 1/ict-  ta, oroucJilng m hor ambush, almost  Jalat rwith fear.  "X ihave l'oirgotten nothing," nn-  erwerod Heath Hampton, wra'thfully.  "Ulvesltoird iknows nothing of my 10-  "turn from abroad. I havo succeeded (m fcoeping that a profound secret.  8 pould not wish him bettor luck than  ftoi (meet him horo and now. Ho has  led a charmed life; twice he has es-  ea'ped me, once in Switzerland, and  amoe on this very road by tha cliff;  "ho shall nevor escape mo the third  time. He littlo dreams of the von-  Breamce which shall soon bo meted out  to Wm,"  "Fate seems against you ot late,"  answered ithe dwarf.  "Yes, I'm at tha bottom of the  Wheel now, fVatal," answered Hamp-  &oeo; "but it revolves quickly. I'll  soon be at  tho  top. 1 -Dime Fortune I  rally (brushed.  "From tJxe great rows of windows  which opened out upon the, arched  porch the shimmering curtains were"  looped back, and the'brilliant, rosy,  light poured warmly "*out upon the  wid, white snow.     ���  Tsetta crept nearer and nearer, her  lark garments 'trailing after her.  &he could see great throngs of gay-..  Iy- drassed.women,     against     back- t  grounds of great banks of resos, who  teemed to laugh at    tha   osld,"     the'  ntflirm and the snow without.  Their arms and shoulders, 'neath  possamer tulles, shone like polished  marble ander the blazing light oi  the colored chandeliers.  Iitetta pressed her .white, wild face  oloser against the window- pane. No  *<ne oould see Jier, she told herself; no  >no rwould .know /she was watching  aut ithere in the cold and tho darkness. '  Hor long, dark hair, on Whioh *-he  white snowflakes lay thick, tossed  about Jier face with the b'reeze. Her  dark, sorrowful eyes, like >gleam.ng  stars, shone stra-ngely lustrous.  She. could havo ga/ed on tho sceno  forever, with never a thought of lho  cold or tho storm. She qutto forgot frho had intcnrl<>d to inquire lho  way /to Silvcrnool-  'fehe nvus a-ivotod to tho spot by tho  .mirth and lights .within.  . '--13*.V. -  ���   ���   * ,rf&f��'~r~}-'i'-  Loradno tTIves'ord intended hoi first  Chrstmas at homo should be a magnificent affair.  An Jiour heforo hei guests .1: rived  sho ��tood Jioloro hor mliror, clasping  a diamond ibiaceiul on hor white,  roundod arm, that gleamed and qu v-  ercd with every fholion with at thousand Jsts 01 flame, h"i pioud, haughty  mouth was wreathed in smiles.  1 Loiaine was always thinking oi hei  husband when bho wnilod.  Ho sat ut ai littlo diatanco from  hor, his bead bout on his hands in a  strange iit of despondency, which  even sho could not cli.um away with  her witty bantor and   winning smile  Suddenly sho  turned  to lmm.    .  "Ulmont," she a.sked, ">ou aio quitn  sure you arc pleaaod that you mai-  ried met"  She was leaning both hor elbows on  bis chair, her lovely eyes gazing into  his own.  "It is rather late in the day ifor you  to be asking such a question of mo,  Loraine."   1  6he put back his fair hair from his  forehead with her soft, white, jeweled  hand, answering slowly:        1  "Ulmouat, my husband,   I can nevor  ransom for his, she would cheerfully have paid it. ~ Those who saw  Loraino Ulvos'"ord that night Tn the  glow ol! nor peirlesa beauty -never  forgot her, or th'e stiange occurrence that made that" Chiistmas Eve  a 'memorable one.  Mirth \vas at its height, Intoxicating tho sense with rapturous bowild-  enment. Loruino had given the first  waltz to Dr. Sta'foib".;' he regretted  when it was over. > ' ," ���  "It is ,not often -1 ,am favoied  with so gmcel"ul,a ,partner as yourself, Mrs. Ulvesford,? he said, gallantly, leading her "'to a, seat, in a  bower of bending ferns' that arched  above one 01 the long, French windows that led out into 'the porch.  Loraine was albout to make some  light rejiinder, but thc words died  away on her lips in a piercing scream  whioh^-brought the ; guests hurriedly  about her 'as she pointed to-the window.     .  , 1  .There crouching close against tho  dark pane, they beheld a whate, wistful,' beautiful face, fratmed by .long,  dark, di+heveled hair, and gleaming,  mournful  eyes.        r    -���  The white, cold snow on the ivy  vines, and tho long, glistening icicles formed a weird background that  struck a- subtle fear j-to the hearts  of all who, gazed. r       ,,"'  In an instant flashed across Loraine's mind that beauii'ulv foreign  face lhat'bod haunted her so strangely in the, vine-covered Alps." . '  Tho gentlemen had started out to  search Coo: the owner of face which  when observed, had instantly disap*  peared. ,-'   ������  Loraine looked around for Ulmont;  he (was   not among   them. She heard  ffoaJt UIvo3lord tlio winning   cards in ' ��ee' tiuile sure of your love for ane.  strange,   .murmurs     from tha parch  without.       -   *  "Keep the ladies back," tho'gentlemen were saying; but the ladies would  not be kept back; they would knew  ell   about   the  distmbahce. ,  Loraine, heedless of shawl or wrmp,  made her .way out to the group  hovering around some dark object lying upon tho snow.  The gentlemen entreated hor tr.  return to the house.  "You will catch, your death o"  cold, Mis. UlvasCoid," thoy urjed;  "see,   you  arc shivering  now." 1  As Loraine persisted in sooing*what  was the matter, the group silentlj  made Way for her.  Thero was something in the bill'  beauty ot" tho while, upturned fac  lying theie that touched a dijep cluri  in Loraine's Ii'inrl- us sho knoll dowr;  in 'tho snow bcsilc hrr.  In after life |.c .pie otten spoke*  who -v.line8��d   lh.it  siglil,  of th  strange contra.t they rn'idf*. L01  nine in her robe 0" volvet, Ihe tl .sh  ing lights quivciing on her fl.uniiit  Jewels and on hei j-oltlcn hair, and tin  slight, drHoito figure Ijing tlioi.  wrapped in lho dark, snow-covoro'  cloik, tho sweet Iiiip, poifpfl an il  oirvcd in maiblc, on wliijli tho d rk,  silken li��hcs lay, seemed the f'.icc ol  a child; thero was a piti"ul cxprfssioji  about tho mouth, hard to see on oii'i.  so young.  "Whero Is Dr. Stafford?" called  Loraine. '  "I am here," he rcspondpd, promptly; "I have forced some wi ie down tht  poor creature's throat; she will boon  recover,  Mrs.  Ulvesford."  "Why Is she not brought into the  hpusct;'  asked  Loraine.  "I have ordered a carriage to hav��  her removed to the hospital," rpplied  the doctor; "littlo good comes of harboring (people of this kind in one's  hcante."  Thero was something appealing in  lUsa still, white face that mndo the  Jseart  bf   Ulmont  Ulvesford's       wife  v CHAPTER JXXHl. ' ,' ,  ' In The Gray Dawn.  The mirth and rev*>lry, which had  been ,momentarily 'suspended,, ' flowed  on again with redoubled zest,, little  heeding 'tbe strange occurrence which  was 'taking iplace in another part' of  of tho building. ��� ���*- '     *  The doctor had boon quickly and 'secretly summoned.        * ,   , ���  "I am sorry for makmig a.  pleasure  visit'one of business," said^Mrs' Lorrimer, apologeticallj; ','but 'there ,may  be .occasion ror *jour   services   befoc��  moi nlng, <iootor." <        '  ^  "I shall ibe only, too pleased to (ren- ���  der what assfstance'lies in my power.*1  "If anytJbing out of the usual order,  transpires, ycnu will please   inform me  at once," said Mrs' Lorrimer. ,      ;  "^rtalnly." ���,   .,   .,-,.,        ,f v  It was a   strange, unnatural sight,  Doctor StaffOTd in full     'ball- room  costume, sprays of 'White  hoather (in  the "apef off his coat/'watchiirug gravely the fllclrerinjg shadows  that crossed ithe most beautiful face upon''which  be had cvst gazed. ("  /���'> . I,    ���   . J  |He ifelt a   sitrange' thrill 'of* Interest  in the ifr"endless.- young out'east.      , y  Once the idark eyes opened, wlda,) and  a sweet voice, whispered-      '    ' " ,  _ "AlderLC,'darling, is that you?"     'f  -'Doctor btafford cli.nched",his  hands  tn a   tight grip as he bi ushed a   tear  from bis eye; then patiently resumed  his watching. t  In the gray early "dawn of tho  Christmas morning, ihe. doctor hurriedly called ifoir Mrs. Lommer.  "You wfsned ito be notified if anything unusual .pccuriod;" there was a  kindly ��mile on ihis care; worn, face as  he continued: "I , am happy v to inform you of the-pretaence of a handsome male child." " *  "Oh? (Dr. Stafford!"  "Jt is very true, madam," he re-  plied, leading the way to the apartment ne had lately quitted. .  . "See;" whispered Mis.-Lorrimer,  pointing to the white hand of s the  young motfier as it lay beside the infant; "she wears a marriage- ring.  Poor thing! where is hsr husband, I  wonder?"                              _       (���  "That fs not an easy question to  answer, madam." ���    ,"<.      -"   _  Suddenly'tho dark eyes opened wide,  fixing thomfielves upon the elegantly-  attired lady and gentleman bonding  over her. ,   '        * r  "Where am I?" ask��d Izetta, in a  weak voice, u ,    '  The doctor took up a little bundle  which lay ibeside hor, the wee, piping  voice oil a little babe tell upon her  aar; those two staoading at that  bedside never foigot the glorious  light'that broke over the young mother's lace when she" heard the voice  'ptf her littlo babe.  Tears ' sprang ~,to Mrs. Lorrimer's  eyes, cold proud woman though she  was, o.n'1 .the doctor, quite used to  ��uoh sights, iturned'away his head.*  ���"You are not to talk, my dear,"  commanded the doctor, placing the  little ibundie in her arms. "You are  to Jie still and kocp very quiet."  " 'As tho sun rose on that well- re-  <ne*mbcred Ohri tmas morning, and  the chiming church bells kept time to  :hn merry ^1 igh be'ls' j n^l" and (ho  nerry laugh of-spoilive ohildren, a  jreat sense or Security and peace fell  >ver Izetta as sho closed her eyee in  1 Jfrcamloss sleep.  Loraine     was     almost   incredulous  when ishe hoard the news.  Ulmont had    been    quite indignant  whom ho heard oA the affair.  'Loiaine,   who was    sitting'    beside  tim     when     tho     intelligence     was  ���"wee, soTt bundle "she carried direcfly  in ihis arms; the next instant an infant's piping wail fell upon his ear.  Two great, d.irk eyes Were staring   ���  wonderingly up into his own, and   a  little, waxen hand curled confidingly!  around hi3 forefinger.  (For an instant every drop of blood  loft Ulmont Ulvesford's handsome  [ace.  lAhf iwno could' tell  what thet   timy,  creature  that held him      .spellbound  1 causing ihis heart lo thrill as it    had   '.  never thiilled befoie '      "  The magic touch of the little waxen hand unmanned him. �� , '.  ���-The ilittle head rested against     his   -  .breast iwith a  soft, low coo.  The   great,   dark,    searching .eyes    '  never Jefl this faco. ,  Ah! who could tell what thet tiny,  nursing cherub had discovered.  '  ,  'LoraLne's face grew white as death  as she .watched (he infant lying so  contentedly upon her husband's breast  She was ibegimmng��� to feel heartily     ,'  sorry she had brought it to him.  "Ah,. iLoralne," he sighed,  "I would  give hair my fortune,  arid    think  it     .  well spent, If this little one    was   the (  heir ci TJIvesford Manor!" '   *  The white lines of pain grew deeper about (Loraine's face/ as,-with a  forced laugn, she replied, quite carelessly: '  "Yon will make me *forget my errand, lUImontl"      ' ���       \    "'  "It must have been  a   very"    important one uf it could "be so    easily   '' '  tforgottea." *   > , ' ,    '  ',   "Is tt not Important the baby should '  have a  name?     That was my errand'    ''"  here. The young mother held out-her <   '  hands to me and said, 'Call him what  you will.'     jT   thought  perhaps  "you  could help 'me, dear,"       '" -,  "it   Hc<wr",     - .  "By suggesting , something you.  thiin.k-.'appropriate." ���,  "There's jpleiaty ot�� time to think'of   '��  .that.,,,    , ,  '."I-have already thought of a name  for him," declared Loraine;. timidly.  "Somehow I thought���I did notjknow'  wiether you would appiove^bf it."     r   1  "What,lis the name you thougkt a��?" "  lie asked, curiously.      , ,  - fWaSiit the cruel irony of fate that  - P  caused* Ulmont  Ulvesford's    guileless  , young Wife to lay "her hand trustingly    /  upon .ber  husband's arm  as  she answered, with a smile on her lipst'    ,  1   "Because  this   little    stranger waa     .  born, at  Ulvesford Mansion, *I' wish' 4 ��� v  Mm called UJmont." '-'*���',      "   "'  1 ,'A'silence,  deep'as'death,-fell .be-'-,-/  tween them. ~     >, ' ���      f \l ,     '  The dJirk'eycs of the infant' plead* _ '  ingly     searched  Ulmont    Ulvea-foord'a  (ace*    (y   -       -      *    , ��� \ - v  1  (His  beautiful young wife knelt at   -  his feet, the firelight playing on  her        t  -rolden hair.   >      ,  \      ' ' ��   I   , -' '  (To he Continued.)  GOING TO TELL IT.  The   Great South   American  Rhaiimatism Cure; the kind that,  cures in a few days the most obstinate and painful cases.  If you have a friend suffering  from that horror, or from lumbago  or neuralgia, it is your duty at  least to offer it to him. It will relieve, with the first dose. You too.  'William - Marshall, of Varney  Post Office, County of* Gray,  Ontario, writes:  '' "For the last yoar I wan continually  in bad. I spent hundreds of dollars in ,  doctoring and medicines which proved  of little relief The first d��se of South  American Rheumatic Cure gave me in-  stant relief    I am completely cured."  TUB QBEAT SOUTH AMERICAN NERVINE TONIC  builds up into vigor and health the  most shattered systems. It is unmatched in female complaints, or  general debility in either sex.  Hundreds of testimonial! from the  cured oncf.  Archie   Shade's Watch.  brought her, looked up into her husband's face, reading instinctively his  thoughts.  "OC what aTO you thinking, Ul-  mmntf" fcJie asked, timidly.  'Ho gazorf though! "ully over th* distant 'hills as he answerod:  "Loraine, ithLs is lho first stranger  ever iborn beneath the roof of the  Ulvcsforda. (Every member ' of the  family was born here," b.8 repeal��'/',  "and vhcre they returned to dio. I*--is  strange, tho first break has been  made in our time, Loraine. I had  rather It Jbad bo<*n otherwise."  "I am sure I did not know, Ulmont;  f never thought."  "It iwas all due to y6ur kindness of  'heart, Lorafne, there is no help for it  sow, (Tho Oclls of Ulvesford Mansion  should not ring; it is not an heir of  tho iUIve3lords, whose birth should bo  joyously celebrated."  "You aro not angry with me, Ulmont."  "Certainly not, dear," and ho pass-  ediion to his library.  A ifew moments later Loraino followed (htm, the most curiously beautiful smile playing about her mouth.  "I have something here to show  you," she said, blushing rosily.  Ulmont leaned back In his chair,  and pushed tho pilo of letters before  him, halo a  drawer.  "iNow X  am all  attention; what Is  jtr '  For answer.      "She  rvlnrcd  n   littlft  "While picnicking with a crowd in the  country the other day," saya the Jophn  "News-Herald," "Aich Shade accidentally  dropped his witch in a spring, ana,  quite naturally, it has since refused to  run. ne took the timepiece to a jeweler, and the following conversation ensued:  "'Here's my watch; can you fix it?'  " 'Wkat's the matter? Did you break  tha spring?'  "'No;  the spring broke the watch.'  "The man wondered, but proceeded to  e-eamine the injured" article,  "'ITie spring is broken',' ho finally announced.  *'No wondcT,' said Arch; 1 dropped  tho watch ia it.'  "It begun to dawn upon the jeweler  that the -voung man was certainly in-  sa.0*, and Just as he was glancing around  for'seme avenue of escape Arch ex-  plelne-d the**situatiox."  ENGLISH SsfA VIN LINIMENT  lumpa aad bhanJishgs from horses,  alosd c-pa/vtn, curbs, epttnts, ring-  froae, swesat-J-, stifles, sprains, sofa  and sCTofisa throat, cougha, etc. Sa*.��  ��90 by the bbo of one barrale. Ww-  catted tite jnost wondeMtd Bia-ni*1"  cure over laamm. T"~  .tic-itn-tf^rci  .     ���       '*   " 'r,1  J    1 -'  *'��� :y\  ,, \.     -. it  >-^y        ��� (  i '    i  i   ...    /      i���;  \ i  LX&JLS,    B.    C..     3A/3URUAY,    'FEBRUARY    6,  19*4  \ *  f"  . I ,llll*fc|IWi.t.4d��l��,..��.'  Published   every   Snturdtiy  morning;  bv  T:is Atlim Claim Pcbusbino Co.  A.C.     lllUSCUPELD, I'DITOU,   PUOl'ltlBTOll.  OfHre of publication Pcnvl St., Atlin, B. C.  Advertising- R:��tei:   J1.0U   pur inch, eacii  lmiertlou.    I'lMcllng notices, "5   cents a line.  Special Contiai't KiitiM on application.  Tlie subset iptUrn pilco ia f> �� yeiir payable In advance. No p kper will be delnoreil  unices this condition ia complied with.  Saturday, Fub. 6th ., 1904.  Mr. Biowu thought it 'would be  dangerous lo clothe public .ofiici-ilb  with such powers.  The amendment passed.  Opposes   Coast-Yukon Co.  As the season advances and peo  pie will soon be returning, the great'  'question asked is "What are tlie  ' prospects for this, year' *? Our reply  is, the same as in 1903,, ' Atlin's  prospects never were better."  ' Statistics given in another column leave little doubt 3S to" the  permanency ot the camp and as  years' go on, the gradual increase  will soon place Atlin where -she  belongs, at   the head 'of the  min-  in<r centres of British Columbia,   if  *        . '  not of the  whole continent.  As regards the outpnt for 1904,  itfis certain that'allJHydraulic Com-  ' panies * will "commence operations  much earlier than in" previous years  besides'being- able to start work^on  actqai* PAY and continue so to be  until tlie freeze up. Then the Bit-  Dredge will rob; Gotd Run of it's  Golden deposit'and add-greatly to  the returns. ,       - '"  With these facts in view we predict, and consider the prediction a  very conservf.live one, that the output lor 1904 will substantially pass  tbe MILLION MARK.  Di. Young presented a petition  from ' The Pacific. Noitlieru and  Omi:*eca Kail way Company," opposing Private Bill to incorporate  the Coast'Yukon Railway Company. Thc petition was received  and referred to the Railway Com-''  mittce. '   ' vl   , ^   "        ',  -   Atlin,  Mugget andt"Gr&p& Rings  "'  -  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises...'  JftJESf"'   Why send ou.. when you can get goods as cheap lieie,?  Watches From $5 up.   Fine Line,of Souveezir'Spoons.  JULES'-EGfiERTiS SON, The Swiss Wafthniakers. \  =  ���O*C)��*O*O��*i9<��>D*D^O��O*O0O<P'O**O*C'*>':'O<>'*>O*O*OOC<*O<��O*':��:��4.;>�� V  *      _._.     _...   _    _ _ ._���. .   : _ _   _  .a _. _       o  o  tr\  TH E'   KOOT��N AY - ,HOTH L.  The.Rise and Fall.  , .The lowest and highest tempera-  tures recorded for the week' ending  '5U1.   inst,   aie as follows: .  Jan.  1,, A, R. McDonald, Proprietor^  Cou. 'FlKFT AND Trainor  STKJ'lh'S.  Q '   <       , Thin rimt Glnsc Hot';l hii*. liocn reinoiJoloil nnil K'f iivnishei! tliroii^lioiit  **���; nnd oUew tlio l>o��t accoiiimodiktlon to Ti'mihlonl or PiTinanoiit >   "  ^ Guests.���Amoi li'un itn'il bin opi-im plan. ' ',   ���>  O Finest Wines",' Liquors ami Cigars.  Q ,   ..      -Billiards > arid   Pool.  O*O*0*O*O*O*O^f"t<>Ci��O'^?*'X>*O^��O'��O*O*O��O0'O*O'&O*O*O����:'C't>v>  Feb.  30  27  3*  24  1  10  2  0  t  "3  ���" 5  4  30  5  ' 34  above  below  31^'ibove  26     .' .  14      &  5 *  12 below  2r ,  13  GOVT.  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' ,   , *  Breakfast,* 6 to 9, Lunch'* 12 to;2, Dinner, 6 to 8.   *  ggusseH   ilotel,  DIXCN   BROTHERS,   Proprietors s '  ,./  ; '       '      ���- T^r-yr-.������- *  Pool   8c " Billiards,1'  Free.,,   * ..  -./,-.     . ty , ..       .     , <  f'--   .-       '"      (   .; ;._,  Freighting and Teaming.        ��j��        Horses and- Sleighs for Hire.  1  Dr.'Young moved to aui*-nd Sec-  - tion 149 to .provide that the Govern-  , ment Agent should be capable of  hearing applications, for recounts,  when a County Court Jud^e ib not  obtainable in the districts of Atlin  and Skeena.    ; . f  Mr. Oliver thought it would be  improper to make an employee of  the Government a tribunal for such  an important matter.  Dr.Young said it was impossible  to get to Vancouver to find a Judge  and'back to Atlin within the time  allowed for an appeal. They must  have some resident' person capable  of exercising the Judge's functions.  The Attorney-General said the  right of appeal in Atlin' could not  be given to a County Court Judge  because there was not a Judge  there. ��� The Government Agent  was always approachable, and if dissatisfaction with his arbitrament  occurred, there was always an appeal to the Supreme Court.  Mr. Oliver said if an opposition  candidate desired to appeal from  tbe finding of a Returning Officer,  he would, if Dr. Young's suggestion  weie adopted, be obliged to go to  thc Government Agent, a partisan  of the Government, or in active  sympathy with them.  The Attorney-General pointed  out that the functions of the Government Agent in this connection  would be judicial, and that there  was no good reason to think that  these dutieu would not be. properly  fulfilled.  THE MOST POPULAR GUH MADE  ��� This gun is fully up to the  quality of our rifles, which'for 38  years have been STANDARD.  Tt is made in 3 styles, and in 12,  16 and 20 gauge. Bored for Nitro  Powder and fully guaranteed.  No. IOO  No. MO  No. I20 ���  S-J.O-),  12.00  15.00  Send stamp for large catalogue illustrating  complete line, brimful of valuable information  to sportsmen. '  J. Steveus Arms and Tool-Co. :  P. 0. Eta CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS.  J.   H.   RICHAEDSON,  ATLIN. &.  DISCOVERY.  ���������* r-:���  Full Line of Clothing; Just From the East  THE   LATEST .'STYLES." ���     ���"  .Complete'Stock-'of-Dry Goods '  THE", LATEST   IN    MATS,   'BOOTS     AND     SHOES.  '    g&T        ��� GOLD   SEAL   GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods are the Best and Our'Piices the Lowest. -  Atlin--Log Cabin.  Jack Pjsrkinson's, Dog Teams  make regular trips Mondays and  Tbuitdays between Atlin and Log  Cabin. For freight and passenger  rates apply "Claim Officb."  The Canadian Bank of Commerce. :  CAPITAL   PAID    UP I$8,700,000.    '"  R-JCSERVB,   $3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank'at jeatt.e,  San, Francisco,  ���Portland,  ' Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points.  <<  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST  OF  GOODS  Sam. Johnstone,  Progs.  oy  Gold Dust Purchased-  -Assay Office in Connection.  1 D.  ROSS, Manager.  ���YAL  E.  ROSSELLI,  Ppoprlotor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  ���_ ������  FIRST   CLASS'RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  aiOKKT WINES, LIQUORS AND OGARS CASr GOODS A SPKIALTV.  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS-  Hydraulio   Mining  m  Tbe following Sailings are announced ' for the month of  December leaving Skagway at 6  p.m.', or on arrival of the train :  Amur:���January  9th. and 25th.  ,,    ���February roth and 35th.  For further information,  apply or  write to   H. B. Dtjnn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  snery,  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATKR    OATKS-,  ANGLK   STKI-X    RIJ-'I'LT'S    &      '  HYDRAULIC    K1VKTED    PIPlJ  Pumping &   Hoisting  Machinery.  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Worts,  Vancottyht*, B. C.  j... 11    )t *��  ���I *">y'rt \  y  P  ^(  t-~    i  '*  ,4% - - i  .a  ATi.'**, ��"  C,   SATL'K<l)A\    PESrVASY   8^6904  THE, 'ATLiN   TU'ADING- COMPANY,   LIMITED.  ' Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Underwear,'Blankets, Boots & Shoes; etc;  '',''' -    ��� *        Also Gold Seal-Rubber Qdods. r * ���' --  -/- :  1 SO '.and   75   per   cent   Powder,   Gaps   &   Fuse,   etc* ,���'',."!-   -  We' carry the 'Largest' and Best Assorted Stock in the District ��� ,   ,-    ],   ,  -   Tons of Groceries ou hand for the Spring, Trade, and All at Close'Prices. -    ;/  A. S.  CROSS,   President.  N.  C.   Wheeling,  Secretary."  1ERRY 'MASKERS  Hold  Down     The  <* , Rink.  Atlin  'Successful Fancy Dress "Carnival  Held Last Saturday���Many  Striking Costumes!"" "���,  *     ; -  Our anticipations were  fully  realized regarding the succe-,s of tbe  Carnival' held   last  Satmday  aud  Messrs Ward and Lew is7 tlie managers and owners of the, Rink are to  be  congratulated on their first en-  tertainmet of the kind held this sen-  son".  ".      (       \    "   '"J ���'*''  -\  There  was   general  satisfaction  regarding the distribution of prizes  j, the5'iwere awarded as follows:���ist.  Pocahontas,;   Mrs   Haslett;, >s 2nd  MephistopheleV wife,  Miss  Canie1  Doelker; Gentleman's  rst: Spanish  Cavalier, Mr. Rorke;  2nd., Weary  'Willy, Mr. Woods;  Children's ist.  Farmer, Miss Bertha Doelker; 2nd.  Indian Girl, Jlazel Hartshorn   -    -  "'- The costumes were very effective  and showed the keen interest dis-  ulajed by  all;  the  following  is  a  partial list'of the characters 'represented:���Gipsy, Mrs. Woods;  Autumn, Mrs. Stephenson;;Daughter  ofthe Regiment,'Mrs. Rant;�� Sister  of  Charity; Mrsi   Doelker;   Tam-  bourine      Girl,     Miss     Douglas;  Spring, Mrs. Rorke; Dol^y Vardein  Mrs. Costigau; Mistleto, Miss' Kd-  wards; Robin Hood, Mr.   Wallace;  Ru��sian, B. E.'Moberly; Mephisto,  D. Lewis;'Kola, S. Johnson; Ghost,  1C. R. Bourne; Sedate Old Maid, Mr.  McFee; Happy Hooligan, B. Nichol;  Untie Sam,   Mr.  Blodgett;  Flower  Girl J. Doelker; Turk, NormAiiTay-  lor.    There wera   a   great' many  spectators, who though,not in  carnival costumes thoroughly cnjoyod  the evening's fun. L ,  In   the above,  which   appeared  last week, we inadvertantly omitted  to mention several of ihe "maskers,  and incidentally, some of the  best.  By lequest of the managers  of the  rink we re-publish the article  with  the v additional  list, as  follows:���  Christmas, Miss Molineaux;   Winter bright, Mrs Wheeling; Black Di-  aniomJ, Miss Dickison; Sailor Girl,  Mrs    Fetherstonhaugh;   Canadian  Srowshoer, N. C. Wheeling; Clown  V. Trotman; Advertising Medium,  J   II,   Ricli-trdson;  Carrie  Nation,  Mi.   Synimons;   American   While  Cap. J. D  Lumsden; Colored Gentleman. Mr. Anderson; Clown, Mr.  I) lyton; Clown, Mr.  Brown: Habitant,  C. 'Jones: Spaniard, Norman  T.iyloi;  Rough    Rider.    Douglas  Taylor: Red Riding Hood, Leonard  Haslett  Northern Lusnfo��r Co*  Prices for the Season 1903.  .Rough, up to 8 inches, $35  do     . dm    10      ,,     * 40.  do   ���    do     12   < ,,        45.  fMatched Lumber, $45.  Siiriaciug, $5 00 pei 1000 feet.  NOTICES.  DISSOLUTION OF" PARTNERSMI P  "sOTICi" is herebj ��i-ven that tlio partnership hitherto eMstmcr hetviceuS. A , Martin,  E. O. Uul-tte, Henry I'oiohofF, Fied Over-  lauder. Aii<rii*-tiijj('otistaiitiii�� anil Svdne^  Rose hnsboon dissohed, nnd that all ntisetf,  find liabilities ha\e bpen taken o\cr nnd rns-  Giimed hi tho uuderRijtued. -..    l  '( -   ' Sydney Roso.  'E O   Hulettp,   ,  Heurj Korcliolf.  E   S. Wilkinson, P.L.S.   - ' , Wm. Brown, C.E.  " " ���' /WILKINSON  '&* BROWN *'" '; '  '       *   r ' , > -   1 < ��� .... �� .  Provincial Lansi   Surveyors  &   Civil <, Engineers.  Hydraulic   Mine  Engineering   a   Specialty Office, Pearl  St., near Third St,  1     -.  4  ATLI*��, B.C  11. v  JOB   PRINTING  7  AT   THE   "CLAM"  1��1     ,-i ti  NOTICE.  ���  "SJOTICC It hor��bv (jivon thnt Sitt> dajb  ttttoe rlute I Intend to apply to the  "Chief Commissioner of Lands and Worku  for permission to puiohnse tlio-follow mpr  described land iituatod on Taku Arm, at  the mouth of Ottei Bncr��� viz; Comtneu-  plnjj nt a post rnaikodJ V P Corner Post  placed on the Lako Shorp, thence in a Wcbt-  terly dn ection a quarter ot a^nnle, thence  in a Southri Ij dii ection ono mile, thence in  un Easterly direction one mile, thence following the Uko shoie In a Noitherly direction to place of commencement, containing  in all   160 acres more or less". ���  Dated at Atlin, B, C. this 9th. das of  January 19J1. '  * J. A. Parkinson.  NOTICE.  THE GRAND  HOTEL    .  FINKST, EQUIPPED HOTEL' IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  ;{CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.       -'    '  ^<  .French  Restaurant In   Gonnootion.  : --*** J~ji  cL-, David Hastie,  Proprietor.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets."  THE .WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE.  <-  ,Pacifte   and   Arctic   Railway   and Navigation I'ompatij-, '     (  ' llritisb Columbia Yukon   Koilway Corapsny.       ._  i y   '' British Yukon   Railway Company,  TIME TABLE*  IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901,        '  '     Daily except Sunday.   < * i  'No,  \ i  Sixty dnysfromidate we intend to apply  to the Chief CommUnloner of Lauds and  Works for permission to pui chase the follow in>; described tract of Lund. Commenc-  uifr at n post marked Is. L Co's Ltd. S. \Y.  corner post Mtuatcd ueiu the main load to  Sin priNe Lnke, and lieinp; about half a etcIIp  from the shoie oT Surpi iso Lake, thence  Noith half n mile, thence Last half n mils,  thonce'South half a mile, thenco West half  n mile to point of rommoiiremout, containing 160 aoros more or less. *_  Northern Lumber Co. Limited,  r. T, TroiiRhton.  Deeember 80th. 1903.  NOTICE is hereby Risen thnt sixty days  after date 1 intend to cpplj to thc Chief  Commissioner of Lauds and -works for permission to purohnso the folloniuc described  ti-.iot of laud. Coiumoucluir at poi.t marked  W. J. A's S. W. corner post placed on tho  Enst line of LuhoStreet 120 feet north from  the corner of Rant Avenue and Lako St. in  the Town of Atlu,R,C. Thonco In an Easterly di ruction 110 foi't, thonco In a Northerly  direction 60 feet, thence In a Westerly diree-  tlon 110 feet, thenco in a Southerly direction  follow lupr tho line of Lake btreet ��0 feet,  to point of commencement. Containing 0.16  acrfi. imoio or less.  W. J. Andcifion.  Duted at Atlin, B. C. Oct. Mth., 10"!)  No.SN.  13.  1 2fid class.  8  SO p  m.  in.  30   .  11.  40 a.m.  12-  SO  2.  '">   ,  '6.40   ,  ''< No.l   N. B  Idt class.  9. 80 a. m  ',   10. .VW    ���  U.OOi  * 12.151  * 12. 85 I p,ra  ' J. 10   ���  4. SO   ���  LV.  -SKAGUAY  WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  AE.  2.S. Bound i  No. 4 S. S*n����  1st class. L '*  2nd class.  i.Wp.m.      AR  '. 1$ a. ra.  3. 05  j  8.00   ���  I. 10 ,.  "Mo ���'      ���',',  LOO,,     ,  1.15 I p.m   . ���  *  13. 20   poj.  11.60  a.m    ���  10. SO    ���  il. 80    ���      LT  7.00   ���  UENNETT  ���      CARIBOU        '   r���  AR    WHITE HORSE LV  ,. Passengers must be at depots in time to have Baggage inspected and checked.    In  spection is stopped SO minutes before leaving time of.train. ^ ijTTl       *    I  150 pounds of buggtxz* will bo eheoked free with each full fare.f ioaSt and "5 pound*  ss ith ench half fare ticket. _ '  , *-*  i. G. COHNRLIi.  NOTICI". is hereby bivoii, thatsixtj dnjs  from date I iiitond to np/ly to tho Chiof  Commiasioncr o," Lnuds and Woi Us, for per-  rais^ioii to purohaKo the follonlug doaci-il>cd  pi opc-rt}.  rioinmeiirinircit IiiHlnl Poiit No.l at a  point on the Southorlv Bound.it v of tho Flo-  id Honoh Lease ou the north bank of Pino  Creek in tho Atlin MIiiIiir- Disti int. and fol-  lowlntrtho Southerly Boundary of thu "Flora  Uviioh LfttHo North 15nst-��rly flvo hundred  fnct, thoiiOM North V'esfprly throe hundred  feet, thonoe SSnuth W��6teil,v fivn hundred  foot, theiiM' Ponth Ln*tci)y throo liundrril  feet mot a or loisto pol-it of rommonceruont.  Ooii��ji'iiiiii-3 44 nt rf n mori or Ion-*.  llntml til Atl\p, U. COrtobfi- 20th. lflOS"  O. T. Ssv-itBPr.  ��� Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  PeJ!ew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilman  Provincial Assayers  The Vancouver A����y Ofhce, lateWisfced 1880.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT'  IN "      '  CONNECTION. '  Headquarters for Brook's stace-  DISCOVERY, B,  NEW DINING ROOM NOW OPEN..  Furnishing   The  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  W.  WALLACE GRIME & Co.,  Agents.  Larce or Small Samples forwarded for Away  Kn. Sanph, Propiletor.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  O. K.  y  Shiklds & Eddy Durham.  Now Mi'onpj their now qiinrtors next  to the Bank of B. S'. A., first Strnet.  Tho bath ronnunrc equally o�� (rood as found  '��i citiw*.   PriT��t�� 43��tmnc�� for l��<i"e��.  '      TRY  J. 1). DDRIE'S  FOR  ' UPHOLSTERY  .MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS d. OILS  Atlin cl Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF  CANADA  Capital    $1,000,00O.   ,  A. <?, fitywAferd, *gitm*. opened  thc  gate.   'A  man stumbled in.  Then the gate was shut with a bang.  " 'What's tfiis about, Landley V McLeod  1 >a.id.  sternlv.    'W'hot trouble have  you  fot y-ouiacii into now?'  "1 knew Landley fun a whit* man who  I had abandoned himself to a shiftless, vi-  pious life with the Ii��Ji.i.L>.   lie'had sunk  lower, even, than they.   He waa an eu  DAVID GREY was an old num i  --> ���  : -������-<��� --- -.��� -���- - -  ���When first I knew him, a bent ' worthless, ragtred fellow de^i^d witKiii  old fellow with a staff in foil' tlie lort find .respected nowhere. But  bund, who was-long "past his labor," m i w^lc "���* stood there, gasping mid tcnoi-  the-y say elsewhere, and had settled down "trioKen, f pitied him, uul ii may be  to pass the last of life where he had ' McLeod himself was stirred by the inn-  ���peot the strength of it. That was long i" Unship of color.  r                      . ��   -                 ...              , .      ��<v:,innir   un    iniui'   Hit.     qq mmanded'  'Speak   up,   maul'-  lie  "What have yom dont*?' '  "'I've dono no wrong,' Lund Icy whim  pered.\ Buffalo Horn's young son, li,*  died, and they put the blame on ni(  They say "I've cast, the evil eve o*  him. Thoy say I killed him with a ojul  You know me, McLeod.    You  know  ���go; it was when I w*is a schoolboy, and  |/��pent my long summer vacations in tho  iRed River district. i  Boy and man, David had been in the  mervico of the Hudson Bay Company us  punter, clerk, trader, explorer, factor;  and thero, In tbe changed 'wilderness,  'while the moon, was up and silence wna  ���ill about, 'ho  told  us  many  a  tale of j  haven't got the evil eye. _ Don't turn n  .Crude and fight and' narrow escape.    It j out, man.    They're  coining to  kill  me  Wm on such a night that we leained how !  Don't give me up.    You know I'm not  Donald McLeod, the factor, strong, ��our- |  Hceous, defiant, hud scorned a  coinpro- '  cruse with his honor, although his arms j  urere pinioned behind him and a do^en  [tomahawks   were   flourish-ed   about  his  bead. '  , "I said I wouldn't, and I wont," I had |  Odd to my friend, Jimmy Evans, as wo I  Ipoaaed up the walk to David's "cottage I  You know  'Is that  blood-guilty.   You know me.  I haven't got the evil eye.'  "'Tush, man!' said McLeod,  all tho trouble?' i   '���  "That's alll' Landley cried. 'I've don<  no harm.   Don't give me up to them.'  '"I   won't,'   McLeod   said,   positively.  'You're safe hens until they prove yot  blood-guilty.'   I'I"* not give you up.'  bet nigfit. , ". 1      "With   that,  McLeod   turned   on  his  1   "You're not always eo particular," said I  heel and went to the shop.    When lw  (Jimmy, tartly.  '     It was pure perversity on my part���  (the seizing of an excuse to escape a oanoe  Iripto 'Hunter's Island.  ���   "Well," I-rapeated, obstinately, "I said  I ft wouldn't, and I won't."''  I   "What's that you're saying?" old !>*���  {���rid called from the porch.  "Billy's obstinate,   said Jimmy, with ���  laugh, as we sat down with David., "Ho  Mid-he wouldn't; and he won't���go to  I Hunter's Island to-morrow." *  "You call Donald McLeod to my mind  I ���gain," said David.   "That was what he  fcaid.    'I said I wouldn't, and I  won't.'  ��ut it was different," with, a glance at  "Doe out of 'tihe corner of hia eye.   "Somc-  I thing   important���something   important  I {to  McLeod, to me,  to  the women and  | (children, to 'the poor fellow to whom Mc-  I jt��eod had passed his word���something of  I Vast importance hung upon it then.  IT "Tell us about it," I aaked.  Ji   "It  was long ago," said  David, "not,,  I later than 1820, I'm suie, for I was little ,  [���noro than a boy then.   McLeod was the ��  ISfactoa-  at  Fort  Refuge, a  remote   post '  laituated three 'hundred milea or more to  lithe north-east of  this, ibut now' aban-  Jdoned.     And   a   successful,   fair-dealing  [trader he was, albeit so stem and taci-  lijcurn oe to keep both his helpers and his '  | Hiolf-civilized customers  in awe of him. i  lit was deep in the wilderness)���not the (  Wilderness as you boys know it, where a |  tnan might wander night and day with- | waa the chief of the band, an old, craft-  Ife-ot fear of wild beast or savage, but a l Indian, chief in!, name, but' inferior in  hraa'j (unexplored ' place, with dangers i authority 'to Buffalo Horn, who wn"  jhtrfonfl- everywhere.       " > * | '  1   ** Kjhrey,' he said to me when I reported I  J*��+*r -(**t\nVt        ���vnivi h f*n A ri 11.11 y *��� nt* j 'if    I  had ordered a 'watch 'to be kept on' t1i��  clearing on all sides, we devoted ourselves  to the matter in hand���the preparation  of the regular quarterly statement foi  i the officials at headquarters. But as w<<  labored, hatchets,1 knives and the oruel*  } evil faces of thc savages, by whom, as 1  ,chose to .'think, we were .threatened  mixed themselves with.the figures, t(  my bewilderment.    "'  "Soon the dusk ,camc, and while 1  trimmed and lighted the candles 'in ttlif  shadowy outer room there seemed to-b*  shapes m the corners which I had nevci  seen there in quieter timc3. McLeod  however, was unperturbed. -He had for  gotten all about the. numerous';band  which he stood ready to defy. !^  " 'Do you think there is danger?' said I  '    "'Danger?' said he.    'From what?'  "'Buffalo Horn's band,' said I. '  "'Nonsense!' said he., 'What is thai  last total? . There,seems to be a shillinj  and sixpence missing there.' '   j  "At that moment one of the helper*  came in.   He was Msibly excited���like a  man who bears tidii/gs.  " 'Red Feather is*at the' gate,' he said.  "Is he_alone?' said McLeod���  " *Yes, sir." We made sure of that.' '  "'Fetch   him  here,'   said  the    factor  calmly.    'Take Tom and Tobias .to'thf  gate; and don't let Red Feather hold il  open.', '     .   ,        % '  "Red Feather was soon brought'in. He  Ifor duty, fresh from headquarters, 'if  lljrou do your duty by me, I'll do mine by  lijwi.'  |> ,"'1*11 try to,' said I.  " 'V/hen you know me better,' said Mc-  |*Leod, with quiet emphasis, "you'll know  | that I stand by ray wo id.'  "Wc dealt, of course, with the Indians,'  |fc*ho, spring and fall, brought their furs  \po the fort, and never failed to remain  until they had wasted their earnings in  tha fashion that 'best pleased their fan-  By.  "Even  late, given  (���ry; out they were not so far sunk in  (these habits as are the dull, lazy fellows  who Bell you the baskets and beaded  taoocasins that the squaws make to-day.  fFhxy were superstitious, malicious, re-  jvemgeful, and they were almost iu a  ^condition of savagery, for the only law  [they knew was the' law our guns en-  iforced. Some authority was vested in  \the factor, end he was not slow to exert  It when a flagrant offence was committed  ���near by.        ,  ' " There's no band of Indians in these  pasts' I was told, 'that can scare Mc-  Ifjsod. Hell see justice done for and  (against them as between man and man.'  "Fort Refuge was set in a wide clearing". It was built of loga and surrounded  fcy a high, stout stockade. Admittance  to the yard waa by a great gate, which  raroa dosed promptly at sundown, and  always Btrongly barred. We had no gar-  fiaon regularly stationed there to defend  j i*a��. in all, it may be, we could muster  "dine men���McLeod, two clerks, and a  '���number of stout fellows who helped han;  Uie the storca. Moreover, wore our gate  So bo closed and our fort surrounded by  h*�� hostile force, we should be utterly cut  bff from communication with those quar-  Jtora whence relief .might come. We had  The company's wares to guard, and we  'knew that once wc wete overcome, what-'  lj>ver tho object of the attack, thc wares  [ jacd our lives would 'be lost together.  "'But wo can stand a long siege,' I  rased to think; and indeed there was good  ground for comfort dn thnt. |  "Our aloekade was impiegniible to an  attack by force, no doubt; but us it soon  tappcarcd, it was no more than a paper  ���ribbon beforo tho wily strategy of tho  Indians. One night, When t had shut tho  gates and dropped the bars, 1 heard a  long-drawn cry���a scream, in which it  ;waa not hard 'to detect the quality of  .'terror and great stress. It came, as I  thought, from the edge of 'the forest.  :,JWihen it was repeated, near at hand, my  Theart -went to my mouth, for 1 knew  that a 'band of Indians was encamped  beyond,  and had  been carousing  for  a  fweek past.   Then came a knocking at the    _ ^  t  (gate���a desperate pounding and kicking.    peather. ~He has come 'to talk w  "'Let me inl    Openl    Open!' 1 heard    Let ij,im *n> iar in<J j8 a -wjao mB  n man cry. i  "I had my hands on thc bar to lift it  chief   in   fact.v   McLeod   continued  hit  work.  ,       ��  , ,'v   ",,���'���"   ���"'  '   /<  " 'Let us .talk,' said Red Feather, at  last. ** i ,'  "He Bpoke in his own tongue,'which' 3  shall interpret freely for you. McLeod  put.'his pen aside and faced aibout.  "TWihat have we to 'talk about?' ihe  asked. 'The trading is done. You have  your supplies. There is no business bo  'tween us.*  -"'We  have the   white  man  to  tall;  about,'   said   Red   Feather.;, , 'He   ha-  killed a dhild of our tribe, and .you havt I  He has killed tht  . .given him refuge here.    -#   then the Indians were degener-1 son of Buffalo Horn with the evil > eye  a, over to idleness and debauch-    Ho must be put to death.'  , " 1 know this man,' said McLeod. 'H*  has not the oyil eye. He' has killed nc  man, and he shall not be given up.'  " "Hia life is forfeit to the tribe.'  "'His life is in my keeping. I httvi  swid that he shall not lose it. Am I th*  Wn to break my word?' (  " 'You have kept ^your .word between  us,' said Red Feather. "You are not tht  man to break your word.'  "'What 'business, then, lies between  us?     Our talk is done.'  "The ittwd at the' gate interrupted  There is^Jman knocking at the gate,' ho  said.  " 'It is my brother,' said Red Featheri  ���He comes to join the talk.   Let him in.  "'Open the.,gate,' said McLeod.  "It was growing dark. I went with  the guard to admit the brother of Red  Feather. Dusjk had fallen over the clear,  ing. The sky was overcast; in half an  hour it would be deep night, the clearing  one with the forest. But we opened the  gate. A tall Indian stalked in. He was;  alone, and I knew him for the brother oi  Red Feat/her. I followed him to the shop,  making sure first that thc bar was in  place. ' ?'  " -Let us have the white1 man,' ho saicl  to McLeod. 'Lot thc peace 'between ui  continue.' ���*"*'  "McLeod perceived thc threat, nc wan  not a rash man. lie had no wish to proi  voke a conflict, but he had no thought,  of surrendering thc refugee. As for mc,  my trust was in the stockade. '-*'  "'I will talk with thc white man,' he  said.       , V  "The factor was gone for half an hour  Ho secreted Landley, inspected the do.  fences, gathered thc women and child rein the blockhouse, and returned to th<  council.  "Tho white man te not blood-guilty,  ho said, proudly.   'I 'have promised fom  protection and he shall have it.'  -  "Again the helper came.   JThere is an  other knock at tho gate.' said he.  "'Who is there?'said McLeod. (  "'It's so dark I can't see,' said tht  helpor.  "The man  is   my cousin,' said  Rcc  with us  man and  may help us.'        . ,..,.,��   "'Open the gate,'said McLeod.  and throw open tht gate when McLeod   |-   ��Wo ^ sjient( waiting for the cousin  nawne out of nia house. , , i ,0f r^ Feather, the wise man who mighl  "'Stop!' he shouted. . ' -   - - .       . ..      ..tt.,. ..* n.. -u..  "I withdrew from the gate. He approached, waved mc back; and put his  &wn hand on the bar.  whoops and brandishing their hatchet��  and knives. McLeod reached for th< '  imusket above the desk, hut ,before hi-  fln<r(.vq -touched it Rpr] 1'Vatlier cauglil  him by the arms, and wall the help oi  the hi other made him pnsoner. At tl.��  same instant I was sectn ed.  '"Let us strike! Let us strike!' tht  Indians kept shouting, all the whilo  dancing about, us, flourishing, their wea  pons.  "The danger was real and tcrnble. *iV<.  were at the .mercy of the band, and a;  that moment I "did not doubt thai  they were bent on murder aiiri\pillnge  There had been a cruel massacre nt Fori  Pine but a few months belo.e Th.  story was fresh in my mind. ��� Tint erinn  had gone unpunished; nor was if likel.*  that a sufficient force would be pentwi"  to give the band their due. Tlicie wa.  nothing now to deter Red Feathers mc/  from committing a similar outiage. \\\  were remote.firom our kind, en tho edg*  of a wilderness into which escape "wai  a simple matter. Our guns, as I lm s  said, had been our law and defunce, an<  we were now utterly in the power of oui  enemies.  "'Let us strike! Let us strike!' wai  tlie cry. . '  "Bulialo Horn had come in with th',  band. _ It was soon evident thnt to tin.  restraining influence of his presence wn!  due our respite. 'He waved his brave;  back.    They withdrew and became quiet  "Woiryoii 'give the murderer of mj  child to our .tribe?' the chief said to'Mo  I^od"     -,. <^*    ',,.    [. "  " 'He is no longer mine to give,' said  the factor,   '/s >��� >���  "'Will you give him to us in peace and  forget that foe,has gone with us?'  "McLeod was still in the grasp of Red  Feather and his brother.   Buffalo Horn  was facing him.   Behind the chief, awaiting his signal, was the band, with knives  and hatchets in hand.    ,,,  " 'No,' said McLeod. \  "The tumult  was renewed.  ��� The Indians advanced,   threatening  thc  factor  with  their weapons and crying out for  his death. . But McLeod was not to be  h terrified.-   '. <' >  '"Let lis take the* white man,' said  Buffalo Horn, lifting his hand for silence  *We ha/ve no quarrel with you.1 Let all  be a'a it'was.'  ,    " 'No,' said McLeod.   'I will never consent to his murder.'  " "Let us take him.'  " 1 said I wouldn't,' said McLeod, 'anV  I won't.'  "It seemed to me that the end had  come. Buffalo Horn looked���steadily into  MoLeod's eyes. t McLeod gave him glanct  for glance. He" was ready to die for tha  word he had passed. The Indian lies'  , tated." It may be that he did not wart,  to'precipitate the slaughter." Then ',h"  turned, .as if to give the signal " Beforn  h's'hand>was raised, however,.the'daugh  ter of the Indian interpreter of thc pov  pushed 'her way through the bandj o/v  braves and stood befoie ,their chief.  " 'Listen,' said she.   'Have'you eome t<i  ,rob the great company of its gooda?'   .  "'No,' said  Buffalo Horn.    "We hav*  'no quarrel with  the great company.'  "She was a slip of a girl, to whom. ii.  sickness and in health, McLeod had been  unfailingly kind. She, knew no tear, and  in intelligence she was'superior to'all tlio  other women of her race I have known.  1 "*Have you come to take "the life ol  this man?' she went on, moving cloier to  Buffalo Horn, and looking deep into hi*  eyes. ��� * <  . "-No,' said the chief, 'we have no quar-  -rel'with this man. He is a good man  -but he will not deliver the' murdei er* of  my child." _,     .  '"Will you taJce his life because of  that?'       , '      -  "'No; we will take his life because h��  will "betray our part in the death of the  white man whom he has tried to shelter.'  "There are otihcrs who' might betray  yoa.'  "'And their lives, also,' said Enffaik  Horn, composedly.  "All that had been implied was nov  expressed. He was to massacre us all to  shield' his tribe from the punishment  that might follow the discovery of hi*  revenge.-  "You  will lay  waste   the  fort,', said  the interpreter's daughter, 'but will tho  ruins not accuse you to, the great om  pany which this man serves?'  "'We will be far away.'  ,   " 'And will you never care to return to  the grounds you have hunted fiom childhood?'  "To this Buffalo Horn made no reply  Ho looked at the floor, his arms folded,  and he was silent for a long time.  "'This man,' said the* girl, touching  McLeod on the shoulder, 'has dealt'fairlj'  by you., nc has kept his faith with you  Ho said that he would provide you.with  .food through thc hard seasons. Has ho  not done so?'  ���"'He has kept faith with us,' said, thc  chief.   'ThercfOTc he is ���a. good man.'  " 'He is a good man because ho has  kept, faith with you,' thc girl said, eagcr-  \y. 'Would you, then, have him. break  faith with some other? ne has said to  ^he white man, "I will not give you up"  'Would you have him break the word he  hag passed? Fot if he breaks it once,  ���will nc not break it again? If he should  yield up the white man, what security  would you "have that'he would provid"  jfor you through the next haid season?1  '"nc keeps his word,' said Buffalo  Horn.   'Ho is a good man.'  "He made a sign to Red Feather to  release McLeod. Then ho gathered his  .braves about him, and stalking solemnly  nt their head, led them out of the shop,  over the courtyard and through the  gate. We were left alone.  ,. "'Leave thc gate open, Tobias,' said  (McLeod. 'Come, boy,' to me, 'let us get  [io work on the quarterly .statement  again. This interruption came at an  "awkward iimo. We'll have to make up  'for It.'"  I   Thai wan ithe end of David's story.  Business Term.  FOR   A   BACHELOR.  Pat   Illustrates.  J'ridget and'Pat weie reading an article on  "Thc  Law of Compensation."    '  "Jut,t lancy" exclaimed Bridget. - "Ao^  oordin' to this, whin a rrion loses wan  av his,.sinses another gits more developed.' For instance, a bloind nion gits  more   sinse   av   hearin'   an' (touch,   an',  "Shuro, an' it's quite thrue," answered^  Pat. "Oi'vc noticed it inefielf. Whin a'  mon has'wan leg shorter than the other,  begona' Uie other's longer."���r'Tit-Bits."  ."Has Mr*\  daughtois'"  hnq"���Ex.,  Lowboy  any  marriageable  "No;   but she thinks she  The veterinary  made  a  critical  ex  animation of the  ailing steer.   '    .,"  Here   and   there,   wherever,, the J" de  inarcation of a bone was visible, .he at  tempted to pinch the skin.  But it would not work.    ,  v       What is, the" matter with  , ?d the owner, of the, steer.       -        '<  "He'has what would ,be called 'con  trtfrvatism' in a man. But as he-is onli  a dumb brute, we say he is hidebound.'  ���Baltimore .American.*  .,  it?" ask  "I saw you out .walking with you*  wife,yesterday."* ,   ,,  "I didn't know'you knew my wife."  . "I don't."      ' ,  "Then what makes you think it wai  she that you saw me .with?"     -      ^  "Yoju didn't appear to be saying any  thing to. her."���Chicago -Record  Herald.  Dr.*'Henry' Van Dyke, who is ar  admirer of girls', tells this story of a  maiden named Dorothy, .who, always  found some good excuse for having  her own way. Dorothy's father camt  to her one evening and said: -  " See here, Dorothy, I don't like  young Freshman's coming here so  much. Next time he makes you a visil  just give him the cold shoulder."  "But, papa, he is a vegetarian," ans-,  wered the ^nabashed Dorothy.���New  York. Times. . .   * **  "He seems to be quite an important  personage  now"  " Why, he always was, and so were  the other members of his family." "  " Nonsense!"  ( "Not'at all.    He' started as janitor ir  a' fiat, his brother is a policeman, ano  his sister a    cook-lady."���Philadelphia  Press.  s  "A Christmas Rift ftff a lm^'ielr,- nold,  Due nol too jounif and hoc ton old, .  ;-���  What would you Kh e.���> < j 11BKed kwcrt -War.  Bbe bhifilied and pouted���tins elmrmliiK elf���   ,  "I'd (flvo���I'd Rive���I Imr^j duie ��uy:���  '      But if yon won't tell '  I'll confess thnt��� well.  JTere lio rich and liundbomc, IV" gtw Mm���my.]  golf.'  OF CATARRH  It makes a man ridlcu-  ., lous, It makes him an '  ���  offensive  - nuisance ,,_  , and it makes him  dangerous!*/ sick.  i      .* __ i >  Catarrh', is   not   a  'luxury   or a  necessity. - ' /'  , It is pretty sure to bring- on consumption, pneumonia, \or at least,  bronchitis. You cannot ' afford  either.     ' ' ���-    ,       ' ,f  You can afford the cure for it. A  cheap cure that has never failed. It  is Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder. *  It ^relieves a cold ,or catarrh, or  cures a headache in ten minutes, it   ,  entirely heals up the catarrh-wasted  surfaces.       .*"���>,  No other remedy can count noses  with us���cured,noses.   *    <  ,C. E. Zimmerman, of the staff of the  Roan-  eke World,' states ���       . (   ���     ,  ''Dr. Agnew's Catarrh Cure- is the only  remedy that has ever given me any permanent  relief, after suffering more than hfteen yearj  'from Catarrh." r  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure-first'looks to the  main spring of life and health, sets up the heart  in new strength, feeds the nerves and fills even-  other organ with life. Cured thousands'; will -  cure you.      i '    ,      ,     >  22  i  Mrs. Noorich���That picture's one ol  the old masters'.  Norah (the new maid )���Well.^ il  can't be of any value, ma'am, or sure  ke'd 'av' taken it wid him whin he  moved.���Harper's Magazine".        !   ��� , !  Post-Nuptial���He (whose wife has  been reading some of his old love letters to her)���What is thc use of keeping all those old things?  She���Lest we forget���lest we forget  ���Brooklyn Life.  Pay Tloforo unristmnfc  f  " 'Who's there V he asked.  '"Lot me in. Mcl>oa.    It's La.ndley.  (Quick!    Open the gftte, or I'll be killed I'  '���McLeod's hesitation   vanished.   . He  help ns.   I heard the ra.ttlc of tho bai  as the helper lifted it, then the creak o1  , tho gate.   Then a furious outcry, a con.     Hre* Theatwgoer���Thi* Dlav was tak-  f tfusiOT of  howls and  screams,  a��]K irom  ^e &,i     SeSS   DHto-  . whoop and a ru*h of feet.   Tho Indians J Lucky Italians���Er. ����*��-  were within  the  stockade.    A momcnl -Jr'Jxr���.. ,,  Jater they burst into the shop and ad.  vanced upon us, uttering blood^niTdlinji  I'THIS-IS-W-BUS^  , *--        k-<       Vnlo lSAillis.     ' '  Mrs. Cornelia C.'Bedford gives thfli  following Christmas recipe: Cream  together one-half of a cupful of butter and one cupful of sugar. Add  gradually two well-beaten eggs, one  "tablespoonful of cream or rich milk,  one teaspoonful .of vanilla and three  cupfuls of flour with which has beea  Rifted two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, then stand for an hour In a very  cold place. Have ready a tin cutter  in the Shape of a doll about five inches '  long. Take a portion of the dough out  on the, board at one time, roll put one-  half inch thick and cut into dollct  Brush each over with milk and dredgo  lightly with powtlerad,sugar; use cur-  rarnts for eyes'and bake on greased  pans in a moderate oven. When cold  decorate the skirts of, each? doll with,  ruffles of frosting. Wrap separately  in sheets of wa> wl paper. In. packing  ���place the doll ia a long shallow box,  pack,firmly with tissue* paper and before closing the bo- add a tiny Christmas card and* sprit* of holly. Tie tha.  box with red ribbon.    ,  It Is worth while'to get tired onfc  tiacause one so enjoys rest afterwai'di  ���Mark Twain,   t  -  UNLESS  Krl�� Krlngle Clo-ing hie Orders for Christmas  *~    '   ChftlSTMAS    SMILES.  ."Now  I  am  Shakespeare.  In   holiday   humot.  A Sick Man mistakes hid  SISness, or his Doctor doeu  He shows symptoms of consump*  tion, or dyspepsia, or whafnot, because improper blood nourishmenl  of lungs or liver has brought them  on. In such -cases look to the  heart j unless it pumps rich red  blood through the system, yoiu  specifrc  doesn't reach the spot.  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure  sends the blood coursing through  the' veins as nature intended. II  heals the heart and thus helps tho  health of every organ.  Rev. Lk W. Showers, of Elclertown, Pa.  writes :��� " For many years I suffered with or  ganic heart disease. I nave tried many phyri  cians and ,taken numberless remedies. I pur  chased a bottle of Dr. Agnew's Core for tbt  Heart and received almost instant relief. Th  choking, beating, thumping and pakrltatioi  have now almost entirely disappeared. Th  remedy is wonderful.'*  Keep clean inside as well as outiWe. W  ��gnew*fl Liver Pills are the correct form  Cleanse and stimulate tho digestifs apparatna  galy 10c. f�� forty doses. 8l  *' V*. -2>  B  aw��r  1 Th* following episode Is tofcen from  John J*V>x, lr.'s, exqutelte story, "ine  'lattle Shepherd of Kingdom Come, a  book published this Call. Chad, a boy,  ,��he hero of tho story, returns home to  And that Ms dog Jack has been accused  of cheep-stealing. The Turners are] the  people with whom he lives. The Dillons  iaxe the enemies of the Turn��r��._ "V^hlzzer  lis the Dlllorusr dog.  Y degrees -tihe whole story'was  told'Chad that night. Now and  then', the /Turners ,would ' ask  him ahout his stay in the Blue-  grass, but  the boy would anas  briefly .as  possible, and   come  lilac!* to Jack.   Before going to bed, Chad  Mid he would bring Jack into the house.  "Somebody might pizen him," ho explained,   and   when   he   cam*   back   ho  ���tartled the circle about the fire:  /  "Whir's WhizzerT" he asked, sharply.  "Who's seen Whizzer!".,'  Then it developed that no one had  ��Mtn the Dillon do? since the day 'before  -the dheep was found dead near a ravine  *t the foot of tho mountain h\ a back  ��a��ture. ,, Late that afternoon* Melissa  lad found Whlzzer in that very pasture  trhen sho was driving old Betsy, tho  Onrindle, home' at milking time. Sinco  ���hen, no one of the Tamers had seen tho  DJUon dog. f That, however, did not prove  I that Whlzzer was  not at home.    And  J*"-   "I'd like to know whar Whizzer is  wnrl" said Chad, and after, at Joel's  flommand, he had tied Jack to a bedpost���an outrage that pu7zled the dog  ��K>rely���tibe boy threshed his bed for, an  hour, trying to think out a defence for  'Jack, and wondering if Whizzer might  not havo been concerned in the death of  the elhcep.  It is hardly possible that what happened next day could happen any whero  except among simple'people of the hills.  Briefly, the old Squire and the circuit-  rider'had brought old Joel to the point  ��� of saying thc night before that he would  give Jack up to be killed if he could he  i, proven guilty/ ' "But," the old hunter  cried with an oath, "you've got to piove  him guilty." And thei eupon^ the Squiie  said he would give Jack every chfinoe  that he would give a man���he would try  -'    him; each,side could bring in witnesses;  old   Joel  could, have   a  lawyer t if   he  wished, ancl Jack's case would go bef01 e  a*jury.    If  pionounced  innocent,  Jack  should go free;  if guilty���then the uog  should be handed over to the sheiiff to  he shot at sundown.   Joel agreed.    .  - *  It was'a strange pioces&ion that left  the gate of the Turner cabin next morning.    Old.Joel  led  the  way,  mounted,  with "old Sal," his riile, across his saddle-bow.   Behind him came "Mother Tur-  - ner and Melissa'on foot, and Chad with  Ills rifle over his left shoulder, and leading Jack by a1 string with his* right hand.  'Behind   them slouched  Tall   Tom   with  '   his'-rifle, and Dolph and Rube, each with  a huge, old-fashioned horse-pistol swing-  ��� ling from his right hip.   Last strode the  schoolmaster.    The  cabin  was  left de-  ��� sorted, the hospitable door held closed by  . '   a deerskin latch caught to'a wooden pin  >     outside. * "  It was a strange humiliation to Jack  thus to be led along the highway, like a  criminal going to the gallows. There  was no power on earth that could'have  moved him from Chad's side, other than  the boy's own command, but old Joel  had sworn that he would keep the dog  tied, and the old hunter always kept his  word. He had swoin, too, that Jaok  should have a fair trial. Therefore, the  guns���and the'schoolmaster walked with  his 'hands behind him and his eyes on  ' the ground; he feared trouble.  Half a mile up the "river and to one  4-ide of the road a space of some thirty  feet square had been cut*into a patch of  rhododendron and filled with rude toench-  ��� es of slabs, in front of which was a  rough platform on which sat a homemade, cane-bottomed chair. * Except for  the opening from the road, the space was  walled with a circle of,'living green,  through which the sun dappled the  (benches with quivering disl*9 of yellow  iighfc, and high above great poplars and  ���*-   oaks arched their mighty'heads.   It;-was  ^an open-air "meeting-house" where the,  ��� -circuit-rider preached during his summer  circuit, and there the_ trial was to take  place. '  Already a crowd, was idling, whittling,  gossiping to the road, when the Turner  cavalcade came in sight���and for ten  aniles up and down the river people wera  owning in for the trial.' * .  "Momin', gentlemen," said old Joel,  gravely.  "Mornin*," "answered several, among  whom was the Squire, who eyed Joel's  gun and the guns coming up the road.  ' "Squirrel huntin'?" he asked, and as  the old hunter did not answer, he added  eharply: ,   t  * "Air you afecrd, Joel Turner, that you  . ain't a-goin' to git justice from me?"  "I don't keer whiur it oomea from,"  said Joel, grimly, "but Vp. a-goin' to  have it." /  It was plain that tihe old man not  only was making no plea for sympathy,  but was alienating the little he had, and  what he had was very littlo, for who  (but a lover of dogs can give full sympathy to his kind? And then Jack waa  ���believed to be guilty. It was curious to  see how each Dillon shrank unconsciously as the Turners gathered���all hut Jerry, one of the giant twins. He always  stood his ground, fearing not man nor  dog���nor devil.  Ten minutes later the Squire took his  beat on the platform, while the circuit-  rider squatted down "beside him. Tho  crowd, men, women and children, took  the rough benches. To one side sat and  stood the Dillons, old Tad and littlo  Tad, Daws, Nance,  and others'of  the  ��� tribe. Straight in front of the Squiro  gathered the Turners about Melissa and  Chad and Jack as���a center���with Jack  squatted on his haunches foremost/of  all���facing the Squire With grave dignity, and looking at none else stive, occasionally, the old hunter or his little  master.  To the right stood the sheriff with his  rifle., and  on  the  cmtakirts  hung_   th.o  scnooJmaster. Quickly the -old esquire  chose a jury,' giving old Joel the pppor-  tunity to object as he called each man's  name. Old Joel' objected to none, for  every man called he knew was more  friendly to him than to the Dillons, and  old Tad Dillon raised no word of protest,  for he knew his case was clear. Then  began the trial, and any soul that was  there would have shuddered could he  have known how that trial was to divide  neighbor against neighbor, and mean  death and bloodshed for half a century  after the trial itself was long forgotten.  The first witness, old Tad���long, lean,  stooping, crafty���had seen the sheep  ('rushing wildly up the hillside '"bout  crack o' day," he said, and had sent Daws  np to see "Jrtiat the, matter rw��t   D"****  had shouted back:    '        '  "That damned iTurneir dog has HUed  one of our sheep. Thar he comes now.  Kill himl" And old Tad had rushed indoors for his rifle,and,had taken a shot  .at Jack as he leaped into the road and  loped for home. Just then a stern, thick  little voice rose from behind Jack:  "Hit was a God's blessin' fer you that  you didn't hit him." '  The Squire glared down at the boy,  and old Joel said kindly:  "Hu&h, Chad."  Old Dillon had then gone down to the  Turners, and asked them to kill the dog,  but old Joel had refused.  ,"Whar was WhizzerT" Chad asked,  ���harply. ...      ,,  "You can't axe that question," said  the Squire. "Hit's er-er^rrelevant."  i Daws came next. When he reached  the fence upon the hillside he oould see  the sheep lying still on the ground. As  he was .climbing over, the Turner dog  jumped the fence and Dawa,saw blood on  his muzzle. < J '        "  "How close was you to him?" asked  the Squire.    , *  " 'Bout twenty feet," said Daws.  "Humph!" said old Joel.  "Whar was Whizzer?" Again ^the old  ���Squiie glared down at Chad.  "Don't you nxe that question again,  bov. Didn't I tell you hit was irrelevant f     .   * - , .    3    v '     ,  "What's irrelevant?'- the boy asked  bluntly.  The Squire hesitated. "Why���why,  hit  ain't  got  nothin'   to';,do" with   the  C0.S6.1' r- J  "Hit ain't?" shouted "Chad.'  "Joel," said the Squiie testily, "ef you  don't keep that boy still, I'll fine him fer  contempt o' court." - "*  - Joel laughed, but ho put his heavy  hand on the boy's shoulder. Little" Tad  Dillon and Nance and the Dillon'mothei  had all seen Jack running down the  road. Theie was no doubt but that it  'was the Turner dog. And with thi3 clear  against poor Jack, the Dillons rested  And what else'could the Turners do but  establish Jack's character and put in a  plea of'mercy���a useless plea, old Joel  knew���for a first oflence? Jack was'thc  best dog,old Joel had'ever known, and  the old^nan told .wondeiful tales'of the  dog's intelligence and kindness, and how,  one night, Jack had guarded n stray  lamb that had broken its leg antil daybreak, and'he had beenUed to the dog  and the sheep hy Jack's barking foi  help. Tlie Turner boys confirmed thi��  story, though it was received wilh incredulity.  How could a dog that .would guard ->n<-  lone, helpless lamb all night long take  the life of another? ' "*  There was no witness that had aughl  Ibuf kind words to say"of the dot*, 01  aught "but wonder that he should have  ,done this tiling���even back to thc cattle  dealer who had given him to Chad. Foi  at that time the dealer said���s�� testi  fled Chad, ,no objection being, raked tc  hearsay evidence���that- Jack was thc  best dog he ever knew. That was all  the Turners or anybody could Jo or saj  and the old Squire was about to'turn thc  case over to the -jury when Chad rose.,  < "Squire," ho said,'and his voice tremi  bled, "Jack's my dog. I lived with lmn  night an' day'for "'bout thiee years, an  I want to axe some questions,  y  He turned to Daws.       <  '*I want to'axe you ef thar' was any  blood around that sheep."  "Thair was a great'big pool o' blood,"  said Daws, "indignantly.  ' < Chad looked at the Squire.  - , "Well, i a shecp-killin' dog don't leavt  no great big pool o' blood, Squire, witn  the fust one he kills. _ He suoks it.',' Sev  (eral men nodded their heads."  "Squire, the fust time I come" ove*  these mountains, the fust people I see.  was these Dillons���an'. Whizzer.( The*  eioked Whizzer on Jack hyeh, and Jac'.  whooped him." Then Tad thar jumpoi  me and I whooped him." (The iTurne  boys were nodding confirmation.) "Senc.  that time they've hated Jack an' they'v-  hated me, an' they hate the Turners part  ly fer takin' keer o' me. Now, you saic  soMothin' I axed just now was irrelevan'  but I tell you, Squire, I know a sheep  killin' dawg, and jes' as I know Jacl  ain't, I know the Dillon'dog naturely U  and I tell you if the Dillons' dawg kille,  that sheep and they could put it oi,  Jack���they'd'do it. They'd do it���Squin  an' I tell you, you���ortcn't���to let���tha.  ���sheriff���that���shoot my-���dog ��� until  the Dillons) answers what I axed���" th'  boy's passionate cry rang against th.  green walla and out the opening am  across the -river���  ("Whar's Whizzer?"  ,   The boy startled  the crowd and thf  old, Squire himself, who turned quicklj  to the Dillons.  "Well, whar is Whi/zor?"  Nobody answered. .  "He ain't been seen, Squire, sence the  evonin' afore tho night o" the killin'!"  Chad's statement seemed to be true. Not  a voice contradioted.  "An' I want to know if Daws seed  signs o' killin' on Jack's head when h(.  jumped thc fence, why' them same signs  didn't show when ho got home."  Poor Chad! Hero old Tad Dillbn  raised his hand.  "Axe the Turners, Squire," he said,  and as thc schoolmaster on the outskirts shrank, as though he meant to  leave'tlie crowd, the old man's quick cy��  caught thc movement and he added:  "Axe the school teacher!"  livery eye turned with thc Squire's to  the master,-, whose'���"luce was stronger  serious stiaightway.  "Did you see any signs on the dawg  when he got home?" The'gaunt man  hesitated, with one swift glance at the  boy, who almost paled in answer.  "Why," said the schoolmaster, and  again he hesitated, but old Joel, in u  voice that was without hope, encouraged  him: s  "Go on!"  "What wus they?"  "jaok had blood on his muzzle, ?nd q  little strand V wool behind one ear."    v  There was no hope againsti that testimony. Melissa broke away from her  mother and ran out to the road���weeping. Chad dropped with a sob to his  bench and put his arms around the dog;  then he rose; up and walked out of the  opening, while Jack, leaped against his  leash to follow. The schoolmaster put  out his hand' to sto"p him, but the, boy  struck it aside without looking up" and  wenb on; he could not slay to see Jack-  condemned. He knew what the verdict  would be, and in twenty minutes Uie  'jury gave it,.without leaving their seats.  "Guilty 1" ' ,  The sheriff came forward. Ho knew  Jack find Jack knew him and wagged  his tail and whimpeied up ut him when  he took the leash.  "Welt'^by ,  this is  a Job I don't  like, an' ^I'm damned <*f I'm agoin' to  shoot this dawg afore ho knows what I'm  Aootln' him fer. I'm goin' to show him  that sheep fust. Whar'a that sheep,  Daws?"  "     '   4. ���       u,  Daws led the way down the road, over,  the fence,*across the meadow, and up'the'  hillside where lay-the slain sheep. Chad  and Melissa saw them coming���the whole  crowd���'before they themselves were seen  For a minute the boy watched them.  They were going to kill Jack where the  Dillons said he "had killed the sheep, and  the boy jumped to hi* feet and ran up  the hill a little way and disappeared in  the bushes that he might not hea.r Jack'*  death shot, while Melissa sat where she  was, watching the ciowd come on. Do-ws  was at the loot of the hill and she saw  him make'a"'gesture towaid<.her, an"  then the sherifi came on with Jack���over  the fence, past "lier, the sheiiff-saying  kindly, "Howdy, Melissa. I shorely am  sorry to have to kill .Jack," and on to  tho dead sheep,' which Jay fifty'yaids be  yond.' If flic sheiiff expected Jack , to  diop head and tail and look mean he was*  greatly 'mistaken. ' Jack neither huns  back nor sniiled at the caicass. Instei'l  he put one foiefoot on'it and with the  other bent in the air looked,'without  shame,.into the sheiill's'eyes, as much  as to say: ' ''  "Yes, this 13 a wicked and^himef-il  thing, but what have I got'to do with,it'  Why are you 'bunging'me heie?"     \  The,sheiiff came bad* gieatly pushed  and shaking his head? Passing Melissa  he stopped to let the -unhappy liUle  'girl giveiJaok a last pat, and .t -.-.as  there that Jack suddenly caught scent  of Chad's tracks. With one 'mignty  bound the dog -.matched the rawhide  string from the cateless sheriff'? 'hand  and in a moment, with'his nose to'the  ground, was' speeding up toward '*the  woods. With a. startled yell ard;itN  frightful oath, the sheriff t'urew his r He  to his, shoulder, but the little girl -lir.ing  up. and caught the bariel with boih  hands; shaking it fieicely up and down  and hieing Jack on with ��hii��k A-'ti  shriek. A minute later Jack had dissp-'  peared in the bushes, Melissa was iun-  'ning like the wind down the hill toward  home, while ,the whole crowd in the men-'  dow was irushing up toward the sheriff,  Jed by the Dillons, who weie yelling und  swearing like 'madmen. Above them tne  crestfallen sheriff waited. - The 'V.lloiis  crowded angrily aibouji him, geiT.hul_at-  Jng and threatening, while'he lold "ns  story.yBut nothing could be done���nothing. They did not,know that Chad v.��3  up in the \vood3 or' they 'would have  ���gone in search of ��� him���knowing that  when ,they found* liim they would find  Jack���but to look for Jack now would  be like searching for ��\ needle in ai haystack. There was nothing to,do, then,  ,but to wait for Jack to come home,  'which' he would surely do . to get to  Chad, and it was wuile old Joel was  promising that the,dog. should be surrendered to\ the sheiiff that little .Tad  Dillon gave an excited shriek:  "Look up tharl"  And up there at the edge of-the wood  was Chad standing, and at his feet Jack,  sitting/on his haunches, with his tongue  out and looking as 'though (nothing had  happened or could ever happen to Chad  vpr to him. 1  "Come up hyeh," shouted Chad.  "You come down hyeh," shouted the  sheriff, angrily. So Chad came down,  with Jack trotting after him. Chad had  cut off the rawhide string, but tlie sheriff caught Jack hy the nape of the neok.  "You won't git away from me agin, I  reckon." ,  "Well, I' reckon you ain't goin' to  shoot him," suid Chad. "Leggo that  dawg."  "Don't he a fool, Jim," said old Joel.  'The dawg ain't goin' to leave thc boy."  Tbe sheriff let go.  "Come on up hyeh," said Chad. "I got  <ometliiii' to show ye."  , Tho boy turned with such certainty  inat without a word Squire, sheriff, Turners, Dillons and spectators followed.  As they approached a deep ravine tho  boy pointed to the ground where were  evidences of some fierce struggle���the  dirt thrown up, anil several small stones  scattered about with faded atuins of  blood on them.  "Wait hyeh I" said the boy, and he  jrlid down the ravine and ^appeared again  dragging something after him. Tali  Tom ran down to help him and the two  threw before, the astonished crowd the  body of a black and white dog.  "Now I reckon you know whar Whizzer is," panted Chad .vindictively to the  Dillons.  "Well, what of it?" snapped Daws.  "Oh, nothin','*, paid the boy with lint*  .sarcasm. "Only" Whizzer killed that,  sheep and Jack killed Whizzer." From  ovcry Dillon throat came a scornful  grunt. ,  "Oh, I reckon so,"  snid Chid, i-i'-ily  ���'Look thar!"   He lifted  the'uv-il >W.'-  , .icau  and   pointed  at   the     stiands  o:  -wool between, his teeth. He turned��� it  over, showing the deadly grip on the  throat and close * U/^he jaws, that had  choked th�� life from Whizzer���Jack's  own grip.  "Ef you will jus' rickollect, Jack had  the same grip the time afore���when I  pulled him off o' Whizyer."  "By  , that's so," said Tall Tom  and Dolph and Rube echoed him, amid  a dozen voices,'for not ..only Joel, but  many of his neighbors, knew Jack's  method of lighting, which hnd made him  'a' victor up_ and down the length of  Kingdom Come. *  , Theie was little doubt that'the boy  was right���that Jack had come onJWhiz-  zer killing the sheep, and had caught him  at the edge of the lavine, where , the  two had fought, rolling down and settling the old'feud between them in the  darkness at the bottom. And up there  on the hillbide," the jury that pronounced  Jack guilty pionounced him innocent,  and, as the flTurners started joyfully  down the hill, the sun that was to have  sunk on Jack stiff in death sank on Jack  frisking before them���home.  A Country Editor's Plea.  Here is a heart-to-heart talk which a  country "editor, who evidently has troubles or his own, recently gave to his de-"  "inquent subscribers: "Good morning.  Have 'you paid your subscription this  year? 'Perhaps you owe.for last year, or  several years. Now, you understand, we  don't need money; we have millions���to  get. But it is really* an ..imposition, to  let., people go von carrying our money  when we are strong -and healthy, and so  abundantly able to bear the'burden our-  aelves. For this reason we ask anybody  who has any of our money in his possession to leave it at the office, or send it  by post, freight train, expiess, or any"  other way, just so it gets here. Silver  and'gold are heavy, and (it would be a  matter" of life-long l egret if , anybody  should get bow-legged carrying it about  for ua'��    '   > ,- '  y  For The ^Extermination oi The  "Piano .Pest."  In Germany' the .attack on the promiscuous use of the piano and other  noisy musical 'instruments at all times  and places has assumed aimost' tho  phase of a .crusade. , The^ latest and  most characteristic discussion of the problem is a determined protest made' by  Siegmund Auerbach, a "leading physician  of Fraiikfort-on-the-Main, in,the Supplement .of ,tlie Munich' "Allgemetne, Zei-  tu'ng," No. 142,.the oldest and probably  most influential general scientific journal  in the country. The publication of the  protest in this journalris significant, indicating that thei learned world of the  Fatherland is taking the" matter seriousv  ly. We translate and quote the follow-  ingt ' ��  ,i "The protest, of thinkers'against the  piano pest is not new, nor have the pro-  testants been'the meanest among,men  Both Goethe aiid Schopenhaueryhave virtually cursed the evil habit of their  .thoughtless neighbors that interfered,  with their work and comfort, and yet,  comparatively speaking, their, sunermga  must, havo been small compared with  that of most modern men. Still more  recently the ' litterateur, M.* Lessing,  wrote a series of articles in the 'Nord  und Sud,' In which he voiced the protest  of nervous people against thi3 evil. It  is well known'to', what" trouble Mrs. Car-  'lyle went to save her husband from  molestation of this kind, and how Richard Wagner - bought peace at"'a high  price from the distorting srtieet'rabble in  Florence. The'question itself has a history twhich prominent men have helped^  to make  , "The question has both.a medical and  a' legal ^side. fThe effect of such noise on  the finely-strung nerves of the thinkers  and writers is very dangerous, and as a  physician I can testify to this danger.  Piano-players have no right to endanger  ,th�� health of their neighbors, and,'this  being the case, it is the right and the  duty of states and governments to protect their people against tlie pest. Theje  are regulations that forbid crying out  wares on the streets, that regulate the  noise that may be made by hucksters  and o't*herfl; why should there not be regulations to protect people from the piano hammerer? Just how this is to be  done It will be the business of our lawmaker* to determine. But one way that  seems to be good would be to determine  that-those who by their oallings or'by  choioe are hound to use the piano or th��  loud anusicail instruments hours and  houT�� each day should be compelled to  live in certain quartors of the city, or  In certain squares in a street, or in certain sections of squares, just as in the  railroad trains there aro certain part*  and portions where smoking is allowed  and others where it is forbidden. In  thia way there would be unmusical  places whore other people could live undisturbed and be sure that the next moving-day would not bring the unwelcome  pianos into the new neighborhood. But  both medical and legal considerations  call for an extermination of the 'piano  peat.'"  Woman s   Privilege.  W. T. Stead.says that there are oarSy  three privileges of the famata aex, name*  ly, that in going in or out of a room the  woman goes first, that she is served before man at a meal (a statement whieSi  & quite wrong, by th* way, only one woman at table having thut distinction, tltvt  one on the host's right; the other gues-ba  whether male or female, in en*ery 1bou8e��  Kold pbovp mere' -middle oloss being  scried in regular rotation), and that in  a tram a. man gives up has Caat to her.  I oould give Mr. Stead many more. Our  bills art: paid for us���when our mate belongings have any money to pay them  with; we tire made love to, which, may  lie despicp.ble but is distinctly enjoyable;  w-(> lire admired, whidh is no doubt -fooV'  i-��h but none the 1cjh gratifying to ns.���  The'Countess in London "Outlook."  The Latest Humor.  Bertha���What   a   queer   man   thai  young professor is 1  " Ethel ��� Yes ; I talked about     new  books,  and he    said    he    hadn't  got  through   reading- Shakespeare  yet  ���  Detroit   Free   Press. ,  ��  Mother���Why don't you behave bet  ter to your teacher? J  Tommy���Why, I'm as kind to her at  I kin be.      '  Mother���You are? '  Tommy���Yes'm.      Every'   time  sh��  licks  me I cry as' loud as I kin so's  to make her believe she's hurtin' me.-<  Philadelphia Ledger. *,   ��� ,  -* Walking home from school Vat "other  day some children were'disonsi.ng  the  ' perfection and usefulnees of their respec- :  tive fathers.   "My father's the best man  'in the world," said one little girl; "he is  a  minister.    He   makes   people  go   to '<  church."   "Mine is the best," piped up w.  another; "he's a doctor.   He makes'sick.  people well' so they enn go to church."  Three or four more enlarged upon 'the  benefit   the   world   derived   from ��� their  fathers, when finally a sweet, blue-eyed  little girl said: '.'My 'papa's the best of t  all.  He's a poet."   "A poet," said anoth- ��  er, in sympathetic surprise; "why, a poet  isn't a profession!   It's,a disease!"  1 One evening, during his recent visit to  England,  Rear-Admiral Charles i S. Cot-  'ton, was entertained at dinner, rAmong '  the other guests were the Bishop of Dur- .  ham, a clergyman noted, for his--wit, ani',  a millionaire.manufacturer, a stout min ,  with ��. loud, coarse laugh, who ate and -  drank & good  deal,  and who   craokedi ^  every little while a stupid joke.   He did  not know the bishop from Adam, but'  seeing historical garb, he decided h��  must be a parson, and that here was �� ,  chance for him, to poke a /little fun at .  the parson's trade. '* "I have three sons," '"_  ho began, in a loud tone, nudging" his  neighbor and winking toward the bishop  ���"three fine lads.    They are in trade.  i' had. always 'said -that if .1 ever had a  stupid son I'd make a parson of him." "'  The millionaire roared out his discordant '  laugh, and the Bishop of Durham said tor,  him, with a quiet, smiley "Your, father''^  'thought differently from you,1 eh?"., i^, -  It is tho custom,in Abyssinia1 for all"  foreign, missions   to  'bring,.presents   to"t  'King'Menolik.   The French, some years "���  'ago, brought a lot of ^Parisian mecbani-^ <  cal toys���sheep' that squeaked, pigs,that ,  ran,about on their hind.legs, and dolls  ..that talked.   They thought such things'*  'would be certain to tiokle, tho fancy ol t  * dusky king.   Menelik looked at them  '  for a  moment  with  disgust and "rage,  then he, thrust "'them  aside.* "Do you  think," he asked, "that I���am a chiWor  ,  a savage, that I should delight in toys'"."���  The  Russian    and    English  emissaries��  ���howed a truer insight into his character. *  They broughtjhim Mauser pistols, revolvers/and the latest and .best rifles they1  could buy. ' He was  delighted.'   "These .  are gifts worthy   to  be  received  by  a^  warrior and a king," he' declared.   /The  influence  of "the   Russians < and  English  over Menelik dates from that lucky incident, but the French have always been  badly represented at his  court.    After \  Kitchener's  victory  at Omdurman,  the  French at Addis Abeba assured Menelik  that the English had been beaten, with .  the loss of 10,000 men'   When he heard  the   truth   later,   that   Kitchener    had  crushed  the dervishes with  the loss of  '  only 323 of his soldieis, he exclaimed in ���  disgust:  "What liars they arel"   Sinto ,  then he has never believed a^word the*  French envoys have told him, and he always speaks of them with contempt.  At one of his lectures, just .after hia  return from the Klondike, Joaquin Miller told the following,story:'"One nighti j  I was invited to a dance in a miner's "  cabin,   and   while   Bill   Dalton   scraped  away on his fiddle we just hoed it down.  But the miners tramped in and out so  much between dances that-before midnight the ladies declared the floor was bo %  slippery they oouldn't dance another step  unless something was done.   Then some- .  thing was done that never was possible*  in mining days in California.   Each min- '  er gallantly opened his buckskin powder  pouch and ar/rinkled gold dust on th��  floor!   And this was repeated fchroughoo*t  the night.   And in the morning, lodiea  and gentlemen, those miners nev*er troubled themselves about sweeping up that  gold dust.   They j just hitched np their,  dog-sleds and rode away."   Atx<iaia point  ef Miller's narrative there wae a eligh*  agitation in  the  audience, an ominous  sign of in-jredulity, but Miller was equal  to it.   With a wavelotf his hand,toward,  one of the boxes, he said: "And my old  friend up there in the box, Captain John  Healy, will substantiate what I say."   It  was a master stroke of the poet, for tha  house burst into applause, and greatlrjr;  embarrassed the modest millionaire miming and   railroad   promoter of  A foal***,  who unsuspectingly 4iad accepted Milte***!  invitation to attend the lecture in tb6  afternoon.  He Has a Pull.  According to the critics of United States  Brigadier-General Leonard "Wood, now In  the Philippines, vv,iO ars trying to prevent the Senate from confirming his nomination to be a Major-General, he Is an  army doctor with very little military experience, who came to tho front during  the Span.Ish war through his acquaintance  with President McKlnley; who led his regiment of "Rough Riders'' -into an ambush at Santiago, from which thev were  rescued by ,the colored troops; who did  what any other sanitary expert mlrrht  have done In cleo. Ing up Santiago: who  Inspired a mag?" ��� criticism of hli superior, General urooke, and then supplanted him as Governor of Cuba, who  administered the affflrs of^the Island:so.'.  extravagantly as to leave the treasury  wcll-nlgh bankrupt; who fastened,- tha  gambling game of .1rtl alal upon, Havana  by a ten-years' franchise,, and received  valuable gifts of silver "and Jewels from  the gambling concern; who sent Ma lor*  Rnthbon to. J-ill:nftr> an unfair trial, and':  who l.s now u:ilng hi- personal "pull"-with  the President to rp -h the highest rank  In the army over th: heads ot a hundred  or more of his seniors In service. \ 7    .    A  *' t 1     )"1  >  I '"  ' I /I  ATLi-V '  Brc;, /SATUlWiAY,.  FEBRUARY    6,    1904.  .^  "   L  .'*��V'''  > \  PICKED UP HERE AND JHERE.  Clmculi ol Kn^luud:  iit. Martin'k Church, eor. Third and Trnin-  or itreots.. .Sunday services, Jlntius nt 11 a.  an., l*Yaiiionir 7:30 p. in. Celebration ol Holy  Communion, Ut Sunday in cneli mouth and  on bpouitil ooonsloim. Sunday Huliool, Sun-  day Sit a p. in. Committee llcot'iigs, lfct  Ttinni<Uy in each month.  lie*. V. L. Stooheiiaon. Koi'tor.  'St. Andrew N Pio'sbj tprinri Church hold  ���iutU'M In tint Cliiii-cli on Second Street.  MVtriiing ����i>iei- ut 11 etoniug ��or\iro 1:3U  Suiidny School at tho closo t>! tlio moi-iiing  BBi-Tlt*e. l'e��. **.Tiirh.iii^tou, Minister. Free  'lending Room. t<>( v. Inch all ��r�� w��lccimp.  Fre*sh Eggs just arrived at E. ,1*.  Piliman & Co's.  Fourteen miners were killed,  through thc falling of a cage iu the  Independence mine at Victory, Col.  Jersey Cream, Large Size^o cts.  Small size 20 cts. .Ogiivie Kee-  watin and Olympic Flour at $3,25  per sack. A. T.Co."Ltd.  Circulating Library, 'co'htaining  the best books, at C. K. Bouroo's.   ,  to   Mr.  Creek  and  a  BORN���Jan. 28th  Mrs.   Clifford,    Spruce  'daughter. �����,  BORN���Feb. 3rd"., to Mr.,and/Mrs.  Frank Dowling, a^'on.^  McDonald's    Grocerj'    makes a  specialty of fresh eggs and butter.  Mr. J. H. Richardson, thc.popular dry goods man of our burg, left  for the ontside last Wednesday, ,to  - purchase his new spring supply.  Mr. Richardson has always carried  the best line of everything that the  most fastidious man could desire;  and we look to him to bring in the  xevy latestrnovelties in both ladi��s  a��id gent's furnishings. f  Latest Periodicals and Magazines ,  at-G. R. Bourne's.  An American View.  , Tlie'system of taxation of mines  and output as in vogue 'in British  Columbia, is hardly just or equitable to the miner or.' company'. ;As-  sessraents should be made on the  net.output of a mine,'and not on the  gtoss output after deducting freight  and treatment charge*". Induce  meiits should be made to cet capital to invest in mining. 4 Tax 'the  profit and not ��� enterprise. Where  such laws are iu force ,in ,our western " states -the le.sults are ' more  vthan satisfactory.  Thic Mining World.  TABLES   &    LIJMSBEN  IRON  STORE,    FIRST- STREET,  ,   < \ - <. >  ARE  STILI,   TO   T,HE   FRONT  IN   , -*     .     t   *  ' 1     ' ' ��� -,     ������      J ���  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes, Etc..,';  Tho   Line   of   FALL  and   WINTER    GOODS   we   have   placed   In   Stock  this   week  are   certainly    EYE-OPENERS   ' ,   ;  Just see our shirts and under'wear  'An-d socks at any'price a pair.  Oiir'rnits and-glovescannot be beat.  Our boots and shoesso trim and neat  Cigars and cigarettes lo smoke,  ��� ' But see our pipes, oh'! my !   -  If once-you get' youi e- es on them '  You c.'inuol help but buy  I  AT  THE    IRON    STORE  THE  BRITISH ;COLUM'felA POWER*  'MANUFACTURING/Co., Limited.'   *  *    FOR'SALE.  New Raymond Sewing Machine.  Apply Claim Office.  Stevens Single Barrell,   12   bore  Shot Gun.    Apply Claim Office.  Assayers''Furnace's, Acids, Tools  etc.    Apply Claim Office.  ALL  I STEVENS RIFLES AND PISTOLS I  ARC GUARANTEED TO BE  SAFE," DURABLE'AND ACCURATE.  is an accurate riflo and puts every shot  ���where you hold it. Weight 44 pounds.  Made in three calibers���.22, .25 cud 32  Kim Fire.  price:  No. 17, Plain Sights,    .    .   $8.25  No. 18, "Target Sights, .    .    11.25  "Where these rifles are not carried in  stock by dealers wo -will 6end, express  prepaid on receipt of price. Send stamp  for catalog describing complete line  and containing valuable information to  shooters.  The J. Stevens Arms and Tool Cg.  ! P. O..B01 CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS.  WANTED-FAITHFUL  PKltSON TO CALL  ON rotail trade and agents for, inaniifactur-  ��� ~���      /-,.     ,. ...    .       c        iiiff hoiua havins well cstablUhod   business;  NOTICE���Ihe Studio Will   ill ,fu-   looal  territory-  str��i��rl,t   .alary   t*0   paid  * tlire be under the Sole care   Sltld'  at-'wce'1''' and  expense moiio^advnncec'; pre-  ... r-ir      tt-        1 r u    ���   i_ -ii    viotis exparlence uiinecenary: position per-  teution of Mr. Hirschfeld. who will ,mun0Ilt. blwlliess 9lIcceasfllI, Ellclo8e Jelf.  give the    same   Care    tO    the    WatltS ' addressed   envelope.     Superintendent Tra-  .        , ., . -  ,* velers, 605 Monon Bids:., Chicuco  and needs of-the amateur photogra-  " pher as* heretofore. An' entirely  . new'set of Views will  be  ready in,  the near future and. a visit of iuspec-  tion will repay a'ny , one  who  likes  to see Atlin and'its suroundings re-  produced.  Films and plates  developed  and  prii.tcd st reasonable rates ,at "The  ���   Atlin  Studio ".     Enlarging,   and  Copying aho done.  George Keefer met with a painful  accident whilst cutting wood, he  was lreated~at the Atlin Hospital  where it waa found he had severed  a teudon in his foot.  Latest' Magazines, Periodicals  and Circulating Library at' E. L.  Pillman & Co. <  -  The genial smile always found  on Mr. Frank Dowling's cpuntei*.-  encc has broadened considerably  , this last week owing to the arrival  in his home of a promising Junior  telegraph operator.  The Asiatic Labor Bill has passed its second reading in the Transvaal Executive Council.  For ��� Airtight Heaters, Building  Taper, Steel Traps, Gunpowder and  Ammunition, you get the best value  at J. D. Durie's.  Adam Gold worthy was burned to  death in the Reindeer House, near  Dawson,  Get your prices for Wall Paper  at E. L. Pillman & Co's before ordering* elsewhere.  An Indian uprising is feared a-  mong thr: Chtrokees.  Large stock of Fresh Fruit and  Vegetables at the A. T. Co. Ltd.  A train wreck on the Illinois  Central caused the loss of several  lives, and injured many passengers.  Slaughter Sale of Dry Goods at  >I. I.. PiUmaii & Co's.  ELECTRIC * LIGHT    RATES: ��� Installation,   $3:50 per light.  16 Caireiie Power Incandescent $3:OQ gtan month per light.  Iff,-,    ��� ��� ,,, $1:50 ���  Cheaper, Bettkr, Safer, Cleanlier, &'Healthier Than .Oil.  Modern  \                                                * ' ' /  Stbasi Laundry in Cosnkction Wash Bunsels Collected ���&   Delivered.  Better Work and Cheaper Rates than any Possible by Hand Labor.  THE  WHTTE\ PASS ��� ��� &    'YUKON".  ROUTE:"  Passenger "and Expiess Service, Daily (except Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. 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