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 t'- /.'      /-'  ' -     ,'-    -    , "      ' "^   /  ^  -   ,, . -   .... if.'     �� i .  ; ���''''>;:..  ���' / , * n  , <  V )    ..  I    (  V,'  li.  far  ML' ML  V���  ,i    ,   ,, <  VOL   io  ATLIN,   B. C,   SATURDAY.     FKHKUARY 13.    1904.  f  N(  WAH '' NEWS,  \  Diplomatic relations between  Russia ai d Japan ,ueie broken off  last week, and the first shot was  fired 00 Monday, Feb. 8th.  Special Daily Bulletins have been  arranged for by the' "Claim" and  the following despatches  were  received this week. .-  'P011-Arthur, 9th: ���Japanese tor-  ,. pedo  boats 'attacked   the'*'Kussian  Fleet here"duii.ig  tlie'night, and  three of the'Rtissian ships were badly damaged.   'The Japanese,   wlio  'thus scored the first .success of the  war, escaped us.damaged     In "con-  . .sequence.of the attack by',ihe Japanese to;pedo boats martial law has  been proclaimed here. '  , St. Peteisbtng, 9th:���Admiral  AlexiefFs official reporl'of theattack  by thejapai.esc is as follows:���"I  m )st-respeclfull> infoiiii Your Majesty that at about midnight Feb.  8-oth Japanese torpedo boats' made  sudden attack by means of mines  upon Russian Squadion in'Qufer  Roads of the fortress'of Port "Arthur.' in" which battleships Retviian  and Cz.ii evit'ch and Cruiser Palla'da  were damaged. '- ' "    '    '     ",:���.,'  Berlin" 9th. :-^-A special from'St.'  , Petersburg" says three Russian ships'  " at Port Aitbur were'severelsr'damaged last  night  by'torpedoes discharged from Japanese torpedo boats  , while ihe latter  were  passing'the  .harbor.    Subsequently a large fleet'  of Japanese battleships and'eruisers  appeared before the Port.,  St. Petersburg, 9th:���Thelmper-  i-il ball which was to have been  held this evening has been cancelled. , At 2 o'clock this evening' the  Imperial Court aud. all functionaries will attend a solemn Te Deum  to'pray fur victory for-Russian  arms. ' %  London, 9th.:���A dispatch to  Lloyds from New Cbwang says  ' that owing to enormous trade interests involved, the Powers should  demand that Russia surrender'the  port of New Chwang and agree to  the neutralization thereof.  Paris, 9:���The attitude of th  French government iu view of war  is now definitely determined upou.  France will remain neutral tinder  any and ail circumstances, the  Franco-Russian Alliance 'being so  construed as not to require France  to intervene in behalf of Russia,  even should Great Britain or auy  other power intervene in behalf of  ���Japan. China, it .is understood  has given official assurance 'that  she will" immediately issue a declaration of neutrality. This is considered highly important in view of  possibility ot the Chinese, impressed by Japanese success at Port Arthur, joining the Japanese.  Copenhagen: ���The Great Northern Telegraph L��ae to- Japan via  Vu'divostock has been closed to ge-  lieial traffic. ' '  >     ,  London:���The Japanese Minister  Union Hayashi, said this morning:  "Kussia is making desperate efFoi Is  thiough the vuiious Embassies to  have Powers intervene. Russia  now is willing to concede everything, but theoffer comes too late."  Vancouver,    B.   C.:���Canadian  flour of all guides has jumped Jil  teen cents banel today as icsult  of  news from the Orient.  "Rome,9th:-7-The Chilein Legation announces the sale to Japan of  a battleship, cruiser and gun-boat,  the property'of Chilian, government and that they are now full}'  equipped and on vis>) to Nagasaki.  Lrndou:^���Despatch to 'Central  News-from Port Arthur says Japanese fleet returned^there ,Tuesda\  afternoon and again bombarded the  Russian fleets and forts, but that  it soon withdrew. The Ios.'es to  Russians were small. .During firing a Japanese erir'ser grounded.  London,���Summaiy oflosses sustained by Russia in first 24 hours  of war with Japan show that eleven  Russian warsbips^were placed" out  of action in one way/or another 'and  that the Japanese did vnot lose a  ship: The losses as'follows:^ -~r "-  l- Battleship' Retvizan,'.^ torpedoed  and beached, at Port,JAfthurJ\ ���', .  'Battleship Czarevitz, torpedoed  and beached at Port Arthur.  Battleship Poltava, hole below  waterliue, at Port Arthur..  -, Armoured Cruiser' Boyarin, dis-  abled by Japanese fire.  Cruiser Polada, torpedoed. - , ���,  Cruisers, Novik, Ashold and'Di-  ana, all three, holes below water  line.  First class Armoured Cruiser Variag, destroyed at Chemulpo, Corea  Torpedo   Guu   Vessel   Koreits,  destroyed at Chemulpo Corea. -  Gun Boat, Mano, said to have  been seized by Japs at Nagasaki.  Loudon:���Special despatch from  Tokio says if is reported that three  transports of the Russia volunteer  fleet conveying about two thousand  troops, have been captured by Japanese off Coreau Coast..  Petersburg:---Latest icturns of  the Russian warships ot the original squadron iu the Fat East show  total of ninety four vessels, including & battleships,' 16 cruisers, 7 torpedo boats aud destroyers. Three  more battleships and nine torpedo  boats are to go to the Far East in  spring.  Paris:���The impression prevails  that the Russian ships and torpedoes are so disabled as to be unserviceable for the remainder of the  war, thus placing the Russian fleet  in a state of manifest inferiority.  London:���Minister Hayashi's official advices regarding battle of  Cb/OTtuJpo and text of official dispatch received by Baron Hayasha  are as follow*:  "On Monday a Japanese sqtifd-  rou escorting transports met on the  way,to Chemulpo, Corea, the Russian gunboat Koiei'.z as the latter  was coming out of the port. The  Koreitz took up an offensive attitude toward, the Japanese vessels  firing on Japanese torpedo boats.  The lattei discharged two torpedoes  ineffectually and then the' Koieitz  returned to hei, anchoiage in poil.  Karly, Tuesday morning Admiral  Urik, commanding Japanese squad-  ronV'formally called on the Russian  warships to leave Chemulpo before  iioon. The Admiral added that if  his demand was not complied with,  he would be compelled, to attack  them iii the harbor. The two,Russian warships , left the port-about  ii.30 am. and a battle resulted  oulside.the Polynesian Islands. Ar,  bout after.an hours engagement the  Russian warships scught'refuge a-  mong the Islands. Towards evening the Russian cruiser Variag  sank and at about 4 a.m. today Feb  10th. Koreitz was reported to have  also sunk having been blown up.  The officers and men'of the two  sun ken "vessels sought refuge on  the French cruiser. Pascal. "There  were uo.casualties on the Japanese  side:.-   -     ., *'    -  London:���It was announced in  the House today that a proclamation of ."British neutrality will be  .drawnjup at a special cabinettueet-  ing tomorrow.-.-,        ^ .'    '   '  London: ��� Dispatches to Daily'  Mail, from  Tokio  and  Nagasaki,  report the capture of two large Russian'transports! .the Ekateriuslav of  ten thousand tons, and the, Argun  by the Japanese'Cruisers Sai Yen  and   Hei, Yen,   in   the neighborhood of Fusan Korea. ���  ;, Washington:���J." M.   Ferguson,  Secretary of.tfac U. S.   Legation  at  Tokio,- sails rfrom  Vancouver   on  Feb.   22nd.   by -Str.   Empress"- of  China for his post.    He carries personal instructions for the Legation.  Nagasaki.���The Russian Cruiser  Variag. reported sunk at Chemulpo  was captured and has arrived at  Sasebo. In 'addition to the Russian vessels damaged in the torpedo  attack on Port Arthur, seven others  were captured.  Geneial Kourobatkin, the Russian Minister of War, has arrived  at Harbin to takepersonaPcom-  mand of the land forces.  London.���Dealing with Secretary Hay's note to the Powers on  the subject of preserving the integrity of China, Baron Hayashi, the  Japanese Minister said, '"The neutrality of China was first suggested  by my Government aud we havo  received assurances that Chinese  neutrality will be observed. Japan  will certainly agree most heartily  with Secretary Hay's proposition,,  which appears chiefly to be due to  the suspicion that Russia might  find pretext for military action  against China.    If, however,  the  United, States   and .other   Power*  contemplate the neutrality of Manchuria, the case becomes v��ry com- '  plicated.     So long   as there   are  Russian   troops in   Manchuria Jap- "  an cannot legard it as neutral territory."  -Loudon,   ir���Lloyds' agent   at  Shanghai cables; it is reported  and  generally believed that-a -Japanese "  warship has destroyed the Russian-  mail   Str. Mongolia bound   from-",  Shanghai for-Dalny.    'Cablegram.   e  adds that" the three  Russian   warships damaged bvrtorpedoes at Port  Ar;thur sank where they; were  and     1  are absolutely  out r of commission  -  for the war. , ' ''  Japanese flert made unsuccessful   '  attempt Wednesday.to land men in/  several bays in .neighborhood   of *  Ptort Arthur, under -the protectiois'' ,-  of guns of cruisers. ���.'--' l  Tientsin, Feb. n���The Russia* ' ,T  garrison was withdrawn" yesterday  '  to Shan Hai KwaW   The pbst-ofE-   "'  ces were transferred to, the Frencb '   .  authorities. . '    '-^   ' -  St.Petersburg,', Feb.   11 tb.'���Repeating .the charge that Japan's*at-   .  tack on   Port 'Arthur was   made  from the British poit of Wei Hei  .Wei on Mie northern coast, of the  Shang Taug peninsula the government organ,.the Novoe Vremya to- ^ ;  day bitterly^ assails .Great Britairt  "In'allowing japan the use of the^' '  harbor, as a l>asis of- preparations.  Great Britain ..violated the fundamental principles of neutrality.-   ' '  Wei Hei Wei must be regarded '  henceforth as part of Japanese territory and Great Britain has forced-  the    question   .of   the   right - of .  Russia   to    participate" in deliberations over the< eventual   fate of  the harbor." The - Novoe   Vre-  mya.further holds that the case is  analogous to that of- Alabama, and  says that Russians enjtitled  to demand heavy   compensation    from  Great Britain for the loss she haa  sustainc'-i. '"*'���"  Constantinople, Feb." 11���In diplomatic circles'here the fear is in-  creasing that Turkey and Bulgaria* ��� .  will take advantage of Russia's pre-  ocenpatio'n. in Far East, to settle  their own differences without the  customary - interference from the.  Czar's ministers.  Port Said, Feb. u- Russian transport Smolensk and one torpedo boat  have entered Suez Canal.  Shanghai, Feb. 11���Russian gun  boat Maudjur is, still, here.   Two  Japanese warships are waiting for,,  her at'mouth of Yang; Tse Klang.  Tokio, Feb. it.tb.���Japan hau  seized Mashampo, Corea, and has  despatched a heavy land force for  there. Japan will fortify the port,  and establish a naval, and military  position.  Japanese have blocked Manchuri-  an Ry. by blowing: ,up a bridge..  Explosian killed thirty Russians.  Caotluued��ti fourth Vasa.  1      ii  '     "/.���'-  \: hr  A Blurred Color Line. -  IVE thousand dollars   reward  is  offered  for  Miss  Maddison,"   said   the   station   sergeant, yawning over his last  hour on duty, for it was twa  o'clock    In     the     morning  "That's a queer disappearance a1? ever  wo tried to fathom.   A young girl buys  a ticket for Chicago, takes a Pullman  car,  gets  to her destination,   fees  the  . porter, gets in a street car and Is nevei  heard ,of ,again.,   Iter aunt telegraphs  to know why she doesn't anive.    Hei  .parents telegraph that she left, as arranged.   The conductor remembers hei,  the   Pullman    porter    remembers-her  lAnd,  with  all   that,  she  drops  out  o��  eight'like a falling star.   She was one  of the prettiest gills in Denver."  "And her luggage?"  "Was claimed by someone the same  day and shipped east."  ' "So she must have loft Chicago."  "Not at all. Her checks were pr?-  eented, but anyone might have got ho'd  of them. Slrenge, however, that they^  , atruck the right place for Uncling the  trunks, unless they were on the train,  too."  "And    the , luggage    was    claimed  ���ffaln?* - .,   ���  "No, not until the mother described  the contents of a left trunk at Grand  Rapids, which had the girl's initials on  It. It was one of the trunks just as the  mother had packed it. Five thousand  dollars reward," and the station sergeant sighed.   "I'd like'to earn it."  I "was going to Grand, Rapids, and  laughingly remarked: "Well, I'll' look  out for Miss Maddison, sergeant. -What  did she look like?" ,The sergeant opened  a locked drawer. "Here's a photograph  of her," tie said.  "She's -a beauty���at  'least, she'was. I doubt if she's alive." 1  ���aw a cabinet portrait of a lovely, fragile-looking, refined girl, with long,  slender nose and thin,  arched lips,  a  'sensitive, high-strung spirituelle creature,'-but with nothing of weakness in ;  ..her features.    The gioat, serious eyes ,  were deep and .very beautiful, and half  veiled  by  rather heavy lids.    Anyone _  ' seeing that face wouldn't easily.forget )  'It.' "May I have that picture?" I asked, (  Impulsively.   "I'll bung it back on my (  return trip." ' i  The station serge"nt laughed.   "I got  . It from a reporter who made a drawing  ' of It for tlie paper," he said.    "But, as  "you say, .I'd recognize Miss Maddison ,  anywhere.   She had the loveliest pale- '  gold hair, that curled in little rings all  over1 her head, ju^>t like a boy."  "You've seen her?"  "Certainly." She has often visited her  ��unt 'here, and I used to have a beat  on the North Side belore I got promo- ,  tlon.    Miss Maddison spent one whole ',  summer , In .Chicago,   the  year  of   the j  .World's Fair.    She was only a slip'of ���  a girl then.   She was nineteen the day j  before she disappeared." < i j  "Strange  story!"  I said,   carelessly, j  but I put the photo in my pocket, and j  ' presently strolled to the station to  await my tiain lor the East. It was  not long before I was "comloitably settled for the trip  and had impiessed my  ,porter with the fact that I was a person o'f consequence, flow it is possible  to do this I shall not make public, but  the porter, a tall and line-looking negro, hovered about me with a solicitude which was most boothing.  "We change time at Chicago, porter;  what is the right hour?'11 asked, as he  stooped before me to put in a cinder  screen. He pulled out his watch, turning it away fiom me, and I caught its  inner side .reflected in the little mirror  which was set between the seats, he  holding the watch very close to it as  he stooped. In the lid was set a woman's picture, at which I stared as if  galvanized. It was a tiny replica of  the large photo which at that very moment stretched my bieast pocket. "What  was this son of Ham doing with the  picture of the young Denver lady  whose disappearance had raised such  a commotion? Before I could draw  breath, the porter snapped his watch  shut, said in deferential tones, "Barely  a quarter to three, sah," and straightened his tall form, as the cinder-screen  slipped into its groove.  "Have you .been long on this run,  porter?" I asked, carelessly.  "Yes, sah; run from'Chicago to Detroit for several years now."  "And never f ui thei.'"  "No, sah.   I don't know  Canady at j  "Nor west of Chicago, either? I .  asked, caielessly slid, with my eye on I  him, as he reached into an upper ,  berth opposite. For just one moment ,  he hesitated, then with a shoi t laugh-  he answered:  "Well, not much, sah. I've run  through to 'Frisco several times, and  once or twice sho.t hips. This is my  regular route." Someone rang, and the  porter hurried away, hut presently he  came back. "You goin' through to  Canady, sah?" he asked.  "Perhaps so," I said. "If I don't find  what I want fitst."  "Oh, you'll And It, sah," ho said, with  cheery conviction, and m le himself  busy over his bed-making    gain. I  I went thiough to Detroit, otter all. {  I don't know why, except that I hate ;  helng routed  out at night,  and  when i  one  has  privileges such as I enjoyed ��  It's no matter how far one chooses to ,  travel.    At Detiolt I gave my man a  dollar.    "Buy your sweetheart  an  Ice  cream," I said, as he profusely thanked  me.   "My good lady thanks you, sah,"  he said, meuily.   "I'sc a mairied man,  sah."  "Then what the mischief," said I to  myself, "does your wife think of your  carrying a white girl's picture in your  watch cover?"  As I selected a cigar In the nearest  reliable shop, again ] thought of the  five thousand dollars awailing an earner, and a solution arrived. "He's got  the picture for the very same reason  I've got mine," I said to myself. "I  mustn't go on any bat with this photo  In my possession and be searched by  some officious bobby!" and I grinned  at what my wife would say if she read  in the papers th.il I was p suspected  abductor of Denver womankind.  I had occasion to visit a man whose  apartment was in uther ai. unpopular neighborhood that afte, .on, and  as we lounged'in his sitting ooni window I idly asked him wh t'soil, of  ���neighbors he had. "Oh, all sorts,"' he  said, cynically. "Poor clerks can7. live  in swell localities. "I have Jews to  the right, and shady folks heie and  Uieie. They'ie an inoffensive lot, wnits,  ibrown and black." I looked 'icioss tn<>  road, where some voiv tidy windows  stood open. A smnlTshop occupied tin-'  ground floor, and "Room To Let" was  the legend on a caid in the winJow  Above were the tidy open windows,  and   just   within   one ,of   the.-n   hung  ticrosr a chair a blue coat, gold-but  tored, and a railway pot <-<2'''s ca-P-  "Very decent nigger and his wile liv  there," said my Bohemian. "I suppose  he's a Pullman porter; he's always ap  patently in .bed most of the day who"  'he's home. Wife's a perfect httle dan  dy, with the prettiest voice. Sings very  nicely, and is a good-looker. Not a  real nigfjer; more of white than black.  Onc of Topsy's cream-colored niggers.  Works somewhere. < I often meet her  going up-town of a morning. ' Bui  what am I giving you, old chap? Excuse me. In my lonely life I become  observant of any person not quite repulsive. Let's drop the neighbors  They're a sorry lot."  I stayed in Detroit for a week, and  had (business ,>wlth this man which  took me to his rooms again. While  there I heard a beautiful soprano voice  singing a rather difficult sciap of an  opera some five years old>. "That's m>  cream-colored Dinah," said the man,  flippantly. "I wish she'd come and  water her window-boxes. It's time she  looked after them." Just as he spoke  the curtains parted and a' slim arm  came out, holding a small shower watering-pot. The singing woman' began  to water her flowers, and I could see  ,her small brown face peering down at  she carefully showered her plants. Ilei  dark hair, lay in little curls upon her  foreliead,, and her eyes looked hand-  'some across the narrow stieet. When  she caught sight of us watching hei  she became mute and drew partly back  '"She's a nice little thing, and not bold,  as you see," said my client, observing  her. "Even ^nese humble folk have  the good of 'life. They took those  rooms-about three years ago, and 1  quite enjoy them.' Just a tidy pair.^  Pie's.a1 great big chap; very good-look-  ung for a darkey. See! there he is, at  the other window." There he was ,in  his shirt-sleeves, my poiter of the train  (from Chicago. We bolh diew 'back, as  he leaned from the window and looked  up and down'the nairow stieet.' The  woman at the other window also leaned  out, "and called to him, pointirg to 'J'  straggling strand of nasturtium* which  trailed nobly independent from her  flower-garden. -She reached her arm  very far out and tried to imprison, the  trailing flowers, and just then her  sleeve caught in a nail protruding fiom  the window-frame, and rip! went the  dark cambric, laying bare a couple of  inches of her upper arm. I stalled and  exclaimed. , , '     -  "What's the matter?" said my client,  .curiously, as the cry"iburst from' my  lips.        ' ( -\  "Oh, nothing. She's torn her dress."  I answered, as she disappeared, and  the porter also withdrew into the seclusion of the room opposite.  ' But I have extra good eyes. I had  seen her bare upper arm, and as sure  as I was alive it was as white as the  driven snow!  It was quite' dark that night when I  entered the small shop, wearing my  ,<orst coat and a ��� newly-purchased  cheap hat, in which I felt very ".much  over-dressed.  - "Youlve a room to rent?" I asked'the  old mother, who sold wurst and other  delectable edibles.  , "Yah, mein herr; vater, komm!"  , Vater came, and we soon struck a  bargain. "I will pay you for a month,"  I.said. "And when. I get my trunk I  will send it. My name is Jones. Put  the trunk In for me."  "Yah," said vater. "It is a nice room,  and maype some goot essen is by the  shop."  "You could send up my fcreakfast  each day?" I enquired.  "Yah, for ein mark���twenty-fir cent."  "Very good. Send It to-moirow morning at eight o'clock," and I betook myself to my small hall bedroom, only  .separated from the porter's menage by  a plastered wall. Dur.ng the evening I  journeyed out more than once, purchasing several things at the queer little fehops and grinning as I saw across  the way the h&ad and shoulders of mj-  client, propped up in an easy chair.  Presently a soft, clear soprano volcw  began to sing very sweetly next door,  and a tinkling aceompaniment on a  rather fair piano was audible. The woman played and sang with evident culture and ability. And she was the wife  of a colored porter! She sang so softly  that I. didn't catch the words at first,  but presently I entrapped a line which  was not English. My heart beat quicker. No one can Imagine the strength of  the impulse that guided me, as T gentlr  set my door ajar and Intently listened.  The old Goim.'in frau was going to  bed, -and she paused before my door.  "You deie, mister?" she asked. "You  don'd .light do gas?"  "?y2; ,1 hayej^act^eyes, I am resting  them after'���"working"," I' mendaciously.,  explained..   .hi      ^ ��    , ��� ";  "Dose singl'n' bee's nice?" she asked. I  "You like dem?"  /'.Yes,*,' I said. "Is.lt your daughter  ���who sings German."  -'Ach, no; das 1st Frau Jackson.  Ach! She Is schmart singer, hein?"  and the old woman glided away as  my neighbor's door opened quickly and  the girl came out.  "You want me?" she called to the retreating German.  "Nod ad all, my chllt; nod ad all.  Only I wait to hear 'Du Bist wie Elne  Blumchen.'   That is nice singln'."  "Good-night,' said the clear, sweef  voice���the cultured',  white voice!  "Guten-nacht, my chllt. Schlafen sic-  won!," said the guttural German \oico;  and I stood in the dark,  with many  queer thoughts.  The girl paused before my open door.  ���-J3 anyone there?" she said, neivously.  "A blind man, young lady, who has  rented this room --to-day, and thanks  you for your music." .  She shrank into her loom timidly.  "Oh! I did not know the room was  taken," she said, hesit-itlng. "There is  a box of mine in it. Shall J send down  for the boy to take.it out?"  "Don't trouble, until to-inorrow," I  said. "It will be quite safe. 1 shall  lock my door, madam.-*" Then she very  gentiy closed her own door, and Ihe  house was perfectly still. , '  ' And I waited until very late before  I cautiously lit my gas and found under the sofa bed the box of the porter's  wife. It was a very good box, indeed���  expensive, and not -much used���and on  the end were three,letters���B. G. M.���  which certainly did not spell Jackson!  Very early in the morning I ai03e and  went out, and found, a locksmith to  open a locked trunk. He soon had the  trunk open, sold me a key which'fitted '  it, and took'himself off befoie eight  o'clock. Then I hesitated, but only for  a moment. I had gone too far to resist  fuither temptation. In a trice the tray  of the trunk was on my bed, and I was  looklrc at Its contents. As a married  man, r cnul'l appreciate the cost of the  dainty   things  it    contained,   none   of  which I dared disturb. I glngeriy  opened the hat-box. There, tucked In  one corner was a "dainty gray card-  case, which I "very carefully took out.  'Several cards were in it, and on each  one was engraved "Emily Gordon Maddison!" I took one of them, hid it In  my own pocketbo'ok, and leplaced the  tray, locked the "trunk, and carefully  shoved it back under the sofa-bed. I  had found what I' wanted, and Ave  thousand dollars lay In.ray inside pocket! r After 'breakfast .the boy came for  the trunk, which he''carried into the  next room, and during the day I heard  some more singing���such happy carols,  that I almost thought the whole business must (be a weird dream, until I  ��� stealthily glanced Into my pocketbook  . at the card. "What"under the canopy  could have led this sweet .young lady,  to bestow herself upon a nigger?" I  asked, furiously. "To leave home and  family and associations, and live in a  grubby city slum and yet be happy-  enough to sing in that wondrous way?"  I am afraid when on the second or third  morning I heard a deep mellow voice  blending with-her'clear treble I had a  murderous impulse to begin an assault  upon a son of Ham' ' >  Before I became solicitor for the railway I had taken five years of ciimmal  practice, and had come across'some  'queer cases. But here was I, by a curious, fatality, mixed up in'a complication at once weird and interesting to a  degree. "I shall go to Denver,',' I said,  suddenly, when \I had received at my  supposed hotel an imperious telegram  from my wife, asking when 1 was  coming home to arrange our holidpy  trip. So on the next evening I boaided  a train, and as soon as I sterped into  the sleeper I cncoiinteredthe tall fonu  and dollar smile of my friend the colored porter. " ��� i ~  1 "Evening;, sah. Yes, the parlor is vacant. I got a message fiom" town 'bout  "an hour back," he said, politely. "You  go clear through this time, sah?"  "Yes, to Chicago," I said.  He regarded me with reminiscent eye  and smiled. "Got what you was look-  in' for, sah?" , , >  . I started and stared, then answered  thoughtfully, "I think so, John; I think  so," for I remembeied my words of a  fortnight earlier.  "That's good, sah. Tole .you you  would, you know," and with a low  chuckle the porter showed me to my  state-room.  I fell asleep as comfortably as old  travelers do, and neither dreamed 'ot  Jackson nor his white helpmeet. When  I wakened hell was abroad. There was  a hideous jolt and jar, loud calls and a  crash of rending timbers. The dooi  burst open, and the porter shot'in, his  arms outstretched as he plunged. Together we fell to the floor, to tne -roof-  somewhere���he over me, and then there  was a sickening interval of faintness,  1 which lasted but a moment, and cool  night air blowing upon me, and someone deeply groaning close ' by. I  stretched up an arm and touched a  warm face. "Oh, God! Is that you,  sah?" said a deep bass. ' "We'se  wrcked, sah, an' a beam is lying 'ciosj  my back. It's close on good-bye time,  f guess, for mo!"  I put up my hand again. "I'm all  right, poiter, but a cut on the head,"  I said, weakly. "I shall call out foi  help," which 1 proceeded to do with ray  toeble mijrht.  Then the deep voice went on. "I'se  dona, sah. Thio big .beam's broke my  back. I feel it coming. Oh, God! and  Lady-bird's all alone!"  A sudden leu or rang through his  voice. I touched his face again. "See  'here, porter; is L,ady-blrd your wife," I  isked, gently Mroklng his cheek. "Don't  give in yet. Tell mo what you want  me to do, when we get out of this  wreck."  "Do!" he screamed. "You can't do  nothing, sah. She's all alone except  Cor me. She left all of 'crn forme,"  and his voice Ucrnblcd. "She's an angel, sah, is my wife, sure enough. God  help her!" -  "Well, she shall never want, John,*  ��� I said, solemnly.    "I swear it, and if  you���fcerso-'blTdly'-ls tltei'e. anything  ��� you'd .like me tol.suy tirhea. 'f ront-y^y.?"  "Tell her I died worshipping her,"'He  -,ald, in almost fierce tones. "Tell her  if it could be clone over again I couldn't  do diflerenl; but tell her to go back.  She'll understand.. Tell her it hell lasts  forever and I'm in,the midst of it, I've  no complaint to make. I've had my  heaven. Can you leach me again, sah?"  I knew perfectly what was coming,  and touched, not his face, but his  body. "Can you get my watch, sah,  and put it In your clothes? Will you  take it to her? My address Is written  on it, on the chamois case. Will you  just give it to her yourself, sah?"  "Indeed I wi.l, if you don't'get there  first," I sild, uiueilly. feeling In the  vest pocket ard laid rig out the watch  "Looks like lohbcry. porter," I continued,  stowing  it  away  in   my  pockst.  ���faee here, li: my iegi weient pinned  down, I'd try to help you. " Now, I  )im going to call out again���a lantern  Is coining this way."  My shouts soon brought some scared  rescuers, who succeeded in fieeing my  legs and dragging me from tthe wieck,'  when I promptly fainted and was'carried'to a shed near by. When I came  to, my (list woids weie, "Where's the  porter?" �� '  A man gaspeu^out, "We can't loose  him, he's pinned' fast. Ain't groaning  any more, so 1 guess he's passed in  his checks. Did you know him, mister? Reckon he saved you fiom that  big beam that's lying 'crost his spine  ���.now. He was a powerful nigger that,  and as white Inside as they make 'em."  , The pest tense was chilling. ' "Go  and see if he is dead, and lf'noc, tcllj  'ilm to hang on, and that 1 swear I'll  not foiget'to do as t promised him, and  more also."  "Well, don't uxcice yourself, mister,  or you'll go olf again. Heie's the doctor'was nearest," and away he went,  grimy 'and weary, to take ^ my message. Presently he came back. "Por-  'ter's passed out, mister," he said, tersely. "I went straight to him with your  .word, and1 as soon as I gave it, he just  said,' "Good-bye, Lady-bird!' and- gin  up."f  When I had been put to bed In a  wayside shack, ,and another man had  gone with a telegram to my wile and  yet another to "Lady-biid," and the  day dawned on the wreck, the doctor  came again. "They have freed the body  of .your porler, sii," he sjld. "Whut do  you wish now?" ' _'  "Have it cared for in the best way  possible. Forward It. by special If you  can to the nearest undertaker, and  then look out for the answer to1 mv  telegram. And say, doctor, I have his  A'ateh   and   a   message   for t his   wile,  which   1   am     pledged     to '  doll<   "Itlghl,"    said t-that    doctor,  heartily.  "For, by'design or accident, he certainly saved your 111b, er!" "Oh, he meant  it all right," I said, with a catch in my  voice. "He mads ��t/aight for my stateroom when ���!-��� ocll'aed, and spread his  arms.above uie. God have mercy on  him!" Then I'bethought me o�� my  friend the cleilc in Detroit, and the  five thousand dollars reward olfered  by the parents of Miss (Maddison for  information as to her whereabouts.  "���I'll-give him a chance to earn that  some day!" I said. "For I don't want  to have a hand in the matter till after  I have just one talk with the Ladybird!"  Very soon a man came in with a wire  for me, two, three of them! 'My wife's  first���only three woids, "Thank God".  Coming." (My partner's���"Will" be down |  by special this morning." ' The Ladybird's���"Send   'body to   Mrs.   Jackson.   Second street,'Detroit^   Wire when,  ,to meet-it."    Tlien,  for all^the honor,  and the sadness, I slept for hours.  My wife sat at my bedside when I  awoke", pale but smiling. Only those  who enjoy happy married life can  guess how our first words'and thoughts  were intimately personal, but suddenly  an idea stiuck me. Heie was my natural; helper in the case of-the Ladybird. So,,while we sat hand'in hand, I  told tier what you know from this tale,  .showed her/the two pictures and enlisted her warm sympathy. "You must  gocto her," I said, decidedly. "Go to(i  the Cadillac, send a carriage for her,'  and get that damn stuff off her face  -and hands. I suppose the hair-dye will  take time."-, 'My wife put her hand  over my mouth. "Don't swear(over it,  dearest," she reproved. "She shall b<J  beautiful Miss Maddison onceimoie-if  theie's a face-doctor in Detroit worth  her salt. She's my sister or yours, and  ���has run away with a theatrical tioupe.  Could you stand the disgrace?" "I  kissed her emphatically. "Julia, you're  a trump!" "Not an ace of spades, anyway," said my beaming wife. "I'd  adopt a whole nigger family, I am so  grateful for your escape���so grateful  to that brave, good poiter-man. Just  leave it all to me, honey, and you'.l see  how 1 can manage."  - A week alter 1 was shown mto a  room at the Cadillac, where my wife  sat with a slender woman rn .a ciapt-  gown. Her face was pale, and'on hei  small head was a luxurious crop or  golden curls, "over which that mnpt  pathetic'of the many crowns of wo-  manaood, a widow's cap, was penciled  To a meie man, ignoiant of the barbel's art and the mysieiious toiipce.  the change was mag.eal. My wife rose  and look the slender woman's hand  "Mis. Juckson, tins is my husband  who has something to tell you., Be  bravo, my dear tfistei," she said, and  kissing the pale cheek of. the poi tor's  wife���of" Miss Maddison!���she lett us  alone.  J cannot report that interview, bur  it Is one of the short times I don't desire to live through again. My brain,  usually so alert and wcll-resuluted,  was simply at loose ends. I was now  the blind lodger, now the.Peeping Toni_  across the road, now the man of business, and, above all, the man for whom  another man had faced death and been  taken at his word. Mis. Jackson, being  quite unsuspicious, had decidedly the  advantage of me. I gave her the  watch and the message, the latter as  well as I could. Then I dodged her  ttemulous thanks, 'her tremulous lips  upon my hand, and bolted from her  presence in a complete state- 'of demoralization:.  - _ '  "We are going horne." soon, thusi)and,  are we not?" asked my "wife,--when "she  had somewhat calmed me.  I sent for my friend of Second street,'  and Invited him to earn five thousand  dollars. Needless to say, he left for  the West on the next train with a bee  in his bonnet and an address in Denver  in his bieast pocket. In due time a  couple of notices appeared in the Denver papers to the effect that Miss Maddison had reached home a widow, having eloped three years before with a  secret lover and on his death returned  and been welcomed' with .enthusiasm.  My wife and myself advised the Ladybird to keep her own counsel, and she  did so, her married life being amply  vouched for by my wife and myself,  and Its details being unknown even to  . me clerk, who pocketed the five thousand dollars and made his fortune apparently through a chance recognition  of the lost girl when in our company  'in Detroit. We love the Lady-bird dearly, and my wile looks with detective  eyes at eveiy porter on the line.  One day I visited once more the sergeant of, police, and returned him the  photograph. "You should have had it  sooner had I not been nearly killed in ���  that railway collision," I' said, with a  wild desire to tell him of my series of  surprising experiences.  - "Ah well, sir, them that's born to be  hanged, you know," said the sergeant,  yawning. ."Now, wasn't it queer that  just two months after you and I had  that talk about Miss Maddison she  should turn up? She saw life, if that's  what she went away for, anyway!"  "Aye, and death, too," said I, softly.  "And to think how easy that Detroit  chap spotted her at,the Cadillac.   But'1  I suppose he got there just', in time. ''*  They say she was on her way home to    ,  her people.    Well, there won't be another five thousand dollars lying round  for   hirrt   to   pick   up   as   easy.    There  wasn't much .about it in the papers?"  he asked, with professional curiosity.  "Very little," I- assented. "It wan  Just a runaway love match." But all  the same, It remains to me a psychic  mystery.  Humor in a Catalogue.  A epecimen of humorous cataloguing,  quoted by the "Critic" from aiWyomltig  auctioneer's list, is as follows:  Grand. "Thp'Heavenly Twins." (Not  to toe had separate.)  Grey, Maxwell. "The Silence of-Dean  Mai Hand."    (Broken.) '   -< '  Haggard, H. R.'   "She."    (Unique.)   .  Holmes, O. W.   "The Autocrat ot the"  Breakfast Tahle.f  (Plates missing.)  "How to Be Happy Though Married."  (Rare'in this state.)  Phelps. "The Gates Ajar." Un.  opened.)  ��� ' ���:        ( "  To 'the World's End.  o  x-'"flH  He (describing his journeylngs)-  Then, leaving Gibraltar, I, made my  way to Australia, and from there I  went "to the diamond mines in South  Africa, where I made my fortune. Then  ���do you follow me, Miss Crynkle? She  (with a vivid' blush)���To the world's  end, Mr. Rocksworthy.���Cape "Register."      ' -       N  Athletics vs.   Beauty.  An, English exchange comments as fob  lows''on the subject of Athletics' foi  "Women: ' '<   * -  "The 'beauty; specialists5, appear to be  doing a better' trade than ever before j  loi which they ha.\e to thank thej immoderate indulgence in athletic exercisej  which bo 'many women "now affect. 11  is impossible for a woman "to abandon  her natural position in the scheme oi,  creation without1 losing something, and  the-.attainment or masculine stiength  and skill involves, lor woman, the pen.  alty of ugliness���that is, fiom-the standard which centuries have sot up. Beauty,  as generally understood, depends chiefly  upon the curves produced by softness and  roundness of outline, and a facial expression void of strain or effort,  i ."Among the lower classes beauty i*  rare, except in very young, well-fedi girls.  Comparative idleness,' quiet surroundings,'mental and physical repose, favo*  tho development-of beauty; while work  and such sports, games, and exercises as  call for��� more than a trifling amount cm  exertion .harden the muscles .and expre*  sion .together, with artistically <unfavor>  able results.  "Tlie beautiful women of to-dny whtf  are known "to the' world as such arc not  very numerous. But. early in the cen- ���  tury painters of poi traits were hard  put to it to keep pace with the demands  of lovely women. ,'Those beauties rode  quiet horses, used a needle slowly, and  played the harp. To straddle a bieyclt  would have been an impossible, if not an  improper, feat for any one ofsthem, had  sueti a"machine existed.    ' t  . "Tlio health of our girls ���is certainly  much improved, and many a modern  father feels the bald patch on top oi  his head more cxpo.-ed.to the ga7e ol  his {riant daughter than is conifoitablo.  But healt.. and stature arc purchased at  a, great cost, and porfciails' of grandmother, painted in youth, look down  without cause for envy upon iheir ���  healthy, firm-jawed, flat-footed, muscular successors. Tlie aposilo of moderation fxsldom gets n hearing until excesses have been .long1 indulged in, foi  vested inteiesls without number causa  every social' hobby and crri70 to bfl  thoughtlessly and' recklessly encour*  ��gcd.     i  "Tho 'open-air' cin/c has "much to  answer for. Delicate people open thei*  hetlioom windows (o foi and damp, to  dust and dirt and microbes, 'with a. pathetic helief Hint th" outer air is always  safer than that within. Tho 'morning  tub' has befoie now pmcluepcl fptnl illness, and in all the, physical training  fads there is danger for those without  "pedal knowledge. Tlie chief disease ol  tho -day is overstrain."and .it fathers a  hundred .o.thejs. 'Nervous # disorders,'  =ay<3 Pr. Goodhaft, 'affect-the'museularly  weak, and the mnscnilarlv strong,' which  ���*, n hard saving for those who would  rival Hercules."  <   (A  'I  4  Write on your doors the saying wlsij  and bold,  "Be bold!  be bold!" and everywhere!  ,   "Be bold!  Be not too bold."   Yet better the ex-  CODE)  Than the defect; better the more than  less;  Better like   Hector on   tho field   to  die,  Than like perfumed Paris   turn and  ���laOTlfffeliOW.  nertm it  >       U  '-***** IQISjg,,  K    ('  ^  >.T- IX  ?t. ��.   SATU?.r>A\    FEBIiT'AHY 13,   x<yc4  -THE- AiJLiN   TRADiMU    COM^AjN'Y, ' LIMITED-  --Dealers in Drv Uuocls,- Groceries' Clothings* Underwear, Uiankets, Boots & Shoes, etc.  Also,'Gold Seal Rubber Goods. t  \ .-fi>0 ami 'TS   per   c&tst  Powder,   Gaps   &   Fuse,   etc.  -"  We .carry, the .Largest and Best Assorted- Stock in' the District. '<   ,  .   ',   Tons 61 Groceries on hand for the Spring Trade, and All at Close Prices.   /  r��  ':  Ai   S.   CROSS,   President.  N.   C    Whaeling,   Secretary.  P.. M.- .A. ��� '  A Cariboo Pioneer's Opinion  1 , IT* ��  On Placer Mining Act.  .Jamos Moore, Dclotyate to Provincial ^Mining:  Association,'Ke-  cummends Allowing: Prospect-  -   ors Crown Grants.  Mart Stern LumSusr Co.  Prices for the Season 1903.  Rough, up to H inches, $35  do   ,    do      10      ,,        40.  do'      do     \2      ,,  ,    45.  Mulched Lumber, $45.  Surfacing, $5 00 per 1000 feet.  NOTICES.  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP  , James Moore. one'bV the pioneer  ��� mining prospectors of tlie province,  arrived from the Carihoo district  yesterday as <i deleijpte to the nn-  * iiiia! convention o' t'ie I'io\iucial  Mining Ai">oci:'lior. to he-lickl* on  the 22nd ofn*xt month in this citv.  Th s'raoriiinc: he said that the  shillo v placer claims of the interior were practically worked tout.  There were, however, anv amount  of desp deposits of auriferous gravel. These could be found in any  of the interior districts, Caribco,  1Y ile. Lillooet. Omineca and Cassi-  ar, bu were, on accoan' of the law  out of reach of prospector'.        -   -  Explaining this, he said that according to the present act a miner,  in order to get a twenty-year-lease  of any , propei tr, was required to  spend $1,000 in development work.  This was unfair, because even if  the provision mentioned was carried out, only a limited lease was  acquired. Suclra thing was of little use to a miner because of the  great expense necessary for the development aud operation of these  mines, fie could not sell the lease  t) cipiUlists because the latter in  most cases were unwilling to purchase, unless assured that the j>roD-  eity would be theirs for all time.  Large pioperties of much value  ware, on this acc-unt, lying dormant aud-woiild continue in the same  00 iditiou until some change was  brought about.  A-ik^d what alteration he would  recommend, Mr. Moore stated that  there should be some provision providing for the granting of crown  grants to miners after they had  done a certain specified amount of  development work, at an expenditure < f $500 and $1,000, and proved that they have discovered a  mine of value. They cou'd then  go to the capitalist with the title  aud have some hope of securing  the investment of the necessaty  money for the operation of the property. Mr. Moore emphasized this  point���that it would enco.irage  capitalists to invest their money in  British Columbia mining. This  was what was required more than  any thing else, if the prosperity of  (he Province vras to be assured.  Vancouuer Province.  NOTICE in hereby given thnt tho partner-  shipJiithottoexistinxhotvtrenS. A Martin,  K. O. lliilette, Henrv Ivciclioft, I'red Over-  landtn. Augustus Coiihtautine ami Sydney  Rose nan been dissolved, and that all assets  and liabilities have been taken over and assumed by the underMtrned.  Sy-'ney Rose,  ' E O   Bnlette.  v l       , Heurj Kerohoff.  E   S. Wilkinson/P.L.S. '       ' Wm. Brown, C.E.  ���       WILKINSON   &   BROWN'      \  Provincial Land   Surveyors   &   Civil   Engineers*  Htdraulie   Mine  tnejireering   a   Specially Office, Pnarl  St., near Third St,. Atlix,  ll.C  I, -       ���  \        1 ��  ' 1,       > 1  '��/'  <   ;--'J  ' < >    \i ''1  NOTICE.  KTOT1CE !�� hrrebj given that Sixty days  after dato I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the follow in?  described laud situated on Taku Arm, at  the month of,Otter River���\iz; Commen-  I'iiiS at a post maikedj A * P. Corrior Post  ���ilnced on tho Lake Shore, thence in a West-  terly direction a quarter.ut a mile, thence  in n5kmtherlj direction one mile, thence in  an hii��terly direction onemile. thence follow ing- the lake shore in a Northerly direction to place of commencement, containing  111 all  160 acres more or less. -     /  Dated at Atlin, B,"C. this 9th. day of  Janiiar> 1004.  J. A. Perlcmson.  JOB   PRINTING  .AT   THE   *CLAIM"  ' u  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH. , EVERYTHING-  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French  Restaurant lt$ Connection*  David Hastm,  B^opristor.-  Corner of First and Discovery' Streets.  NOTICE.  Slxtj days from date wo intend to apply  to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase the follow inpr described truut of Land. Commencing at a post marked N. L. Co's Ltd. S. W.  corner post situated near the main road to  Surprise Lake, and bempr about half a mile  from tho shore of^Stirpuso Lake, thence  N'oi th hnlf a mile, thence East half a mile,  thence South half a mile, thence West-half  a mile to point of commencement, containing lb'0 acres more or loss.  Northern Lumber Co. Limited  F. T. Trouffuton.  Docember 30th. 1110.1.  THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE,  '; Pacific   and   Aretie   Railway and 'Navluatlon Company., <  i ��� British Columbia Yukon   Railway Corapaay. .  British Yukon   Railway Company,       "  TIME TABLE.   IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901,   Daily ejcoepVSundoy. '  No.   I.S. Oonnd      No. I 8. Bona*  1st class. 3nd olaaa.  SEAGUAT AR.       4. SO p.m.      AS A. II a. n.\  No.3N.   B.  2ru\ class.  8, SO p. m.  in. so ���  No.l   N. B  '1st class, i  9.30 a. ra.   LV.  10. SSI _ ���     -      i  M  11 iO a.m.  12" 20  2.45   ,  6.40   ���  ���WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  NOTICE is hereby given that sixtj days  after dato I intend t�� apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lauds and works for permission to purchase the following described  tract of laud: Commencing at post marked  W. J. A's S. W. comer post placed on tho  East line of Lake Street 120 feet north from  the corner of Raut Avenue and Lako St. in  the Town of Atln, B, C. Thence. In an Easterly diriietion 110 feet, thonee In a Northerly  direction 60 fcot, thenco in a Westerly direction 110 feet, thence iu a Southei Indirection  following tho line of Lake Street 60 feet,  to point of commencement. Containing 0.16  acres more or lew.  W. J. Anderson.  Dated at Atlin, B. C. Oot. 26th., 1008  11. Opr  11.45  12.15 J  l2.S5ip.m BENNETT   " ���  2.10   ., ,.      CARIBOO ,  4.30   ��� AR     WHIfi; HORSE LV  Pa<ueaxcrs must be at depots in timo to have Kagrcago intpeoted and .checked,  spection is stopped 30 minutes before leaving time of train. .  150 pounds of bagsas* will be checked free with each full forotiakat ai��J 71 pound*  with each haif fare ticket.  4. SO p.m.  3.05  S.OO   ���  3.10   ,.  1.35 1  1.15 i p.m  11.50 a.m  9.30    ,.  L,V  2. W ..  l.M,.  ' is. so p.m.  J0.se   ���  7.00  lB-  /  J.G. COBtSKLL.  iluggct Hotel  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  NOTiCE Is hereby given, that.sixty days  from dato I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission to purchase tho following described  property.  Commencing at Initial Post No. 1 at a  point on tlio Southerly Boundary of the Flora Bench Lease on the north bank of Pine  Creek in the Atlin Mining District, and following the Southerly Boundary of thu Flora  Bench Leave North Easterly flye hundred  feet, thence North Westerly three hundred  foot, thenoe South Westerly five hundred  feet, thence South Easterly three hundred  feet more or loss to paint of commencement.  Containing 3.44 acres more ��r less.  Dated at AtHn, B. C. October 20th. 1808"  9. T. 9w*fcao*>,  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  HraduHurtcrs for Brook's stage.  Pellew-Harvey, Bryant & Oilman  Provincial Assayers  The Ysncoover Aessy Office, Utebllshed 1890.  ��� *���*   W. WALLACE GRIME & C��.,  Agents.  Large or SmaSI Samples forw arded for Asaajp  fnm int RoteL  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DINING ROOM  NOWOPEN,  Furnishing   Th��  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  TRY  J. D.  !S  FOR  En. Saxds, Proprietor.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  O.K.  F. Shields & Eddy Durham.  Now oocupy their new quarters next  to the Bank of B. V. A.. First Street.  Tho bath rooms are equally as good *�� found  la nHtm.   tMewte Batrwwto Utt fadfaw.  I  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS &. OILS  Atlin ct Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF CANADA  Copftel   $1,09O,0OO.  4.C.E��ci>oitfl8hUs\*jBflS,  -1,',, ^      f    ^'  l V ' "'.'} '  - I'  ��� I  Vv" YEAR.  ERRY, Merry  Chiistmas, passed  away,  "Happy, Happy Old  Year!" shout today.  Happy, Happy 01J  Year-, nevermore  Shall we taste, the  pleasure past-and  o'er.  Gleaming    on  the    hill-side,    Bhining  bright,  Domes the New Year sunshine, goldon  light, ,  IVhen the happy seasons pass away.  May there be for us no darker day.      ;  forth all  people  straying, here    and  there,  Careless, happy greetings ev'rywhere,  rtrere-le no repining, all is cheer,  Ibout aloud to hail the glad Now Year.  V TWO LITTLE REBELS.  'March to the Sea," else how could Ke  Have got It for us? '  . Ab we skipped joyfully home we said  pith conviction:  "You see, mammy, you were all  ivrorg. 'Ole Sherman' is not a 'Yankee,' after all."���B. G. Parker, in Wido  kwako. j   -  \       .   /  Swi ar ng Off.        _, I  was tire last night oT  the dying  year, and  "Ole   Sherman's"  Yankees   were but a  few miles, from  our  home    in     Georgia.  We  heard   the  beating of the drums, the  prancing horses  and  booming of cannon.  I sat up in bed, and  rubbed     my      eyes.  rhere on the floor lay our black Ma/ni-  Biy Venus, wrapped in her patchwork  tuult, and beside me lay little 6lstei;  It was no dream, for through the open  Window, along with the perfume of the  L Mange "blossoms,  came those strange  lounds, nearer and nearer.  Mammy's'black head advanced from  ,  wider her quilt like a cautious terrapin.  "What is it, mammy?" I asked, and I  .   began to tremble.  '",  "Oh,   my   honeys!" cried 'mammy,  balding little sister,and me "both into  7filhe shelter of the patchwork counterpane, "don't git   skeered nohow;  -no  Yankees, not Marse Lincoln he-self, km  tek'yo' f'um yo' mammy, an' yo' mam-  ,    my f'um yo'."  ,    "The Yankees!" I gasped; "have t?iey  come really and truly?" and immediately I began to wonder if I dared tip-  {oe to the window to get a peep^at the  errible and interesting creatures.  ��� '   "Would that noise kill me if 'I looli-  ' id out of Uie w'mde-w, mammy?" I asked at last.  t , "To ibe course' it would," answered  '"tittle sister, shuddering..  ,   "Well!" said mammy, " 'nears to mo  Jike you better not;   it'6 right resky  loolin' wid Marse Sherman, and dat'a  ," him, fo' shoie.   I steddy, an' I steddy,  an' 'pears like I can't mek it out no~  how.   Talk "T>out free! 'pears like des  Yankees can't know dat.nuttin', is so  ho-count as a free'bawn nigger."  "A band!" I cried; and forgetting our  fears all three rushed pell-mell to the  ' windows. As the tramp, tramp, tramp,  came nearer, and the front ranks came  Into sight, little sister* set up a dismal  .well: "Dey is only men, and not real  Bud true Yankees at all," she said.'  "*I\hey are real enough," said poor  toarhirna, who had come hurrying an,  and she made us close all the shutters,  and although she let us peep through  the blinds, she would not look again,  even when we entreated her to point  out "Ole Sherman."  "Yes," sniifed mammy, "dcy is a plcy-  ln' 'When dis cruel wah is over,' and  fley is a-doin' it dey-sslf all de time!"  As we sat around the drawing room  Are that afternoon, the door wasthi own  open with a flourish, and Cyrus -announced: "Gineral Sherman, Missus!"  f My mother went forward to greet her,  Visitor, with youngsters cling.ng in  mortal terror to her gown, lor that  pame was more ,frightful ito us than  Bluebeard," or "IIop-o'-my-Thumb's"  pgre, or "Red Riding-hood's" .wolf, all  rolled into one.  I Maanma put her hand behind her and  drew me forward, saying: "General  here 2b a young person >vho is very anxious to see 'Ole Sherman.'" . ^  ' "I declare, mamma, I didn't say it,"  1 began, trembling like an aspen leaf;  " 'twas mammy or little sister "  ' "No! no! I cross my heart I never  Aid," sobbed little sister miserably.  Our dreadful vihitoi looked from one-  culprit to the other, fiom under his  bushy eyet ows, and then���he did not  out on." hea off with liis great swoul,  is I fully e\[>- ted him to do; he lati^U-  Dd! oh, so long and loud!  He took pretty little sister on bin  knee, and kissed her, and said ho had  jotters in his pocke* for mamma, arid  isked for some sugar for us, to choi-r in  up a bit. Theie was no sugar, nor had  there been any fw many .months; fo  Beneral Sherman tcld nc to come to hisv  oeadriuartetbi next -day and he would  five Uo all we could Pit.  ���We got our 3iigar (l.io'.'.'ti by choice),  In nice pasli/ lorud boxes imirked "Cai-  rate's Soap," and what else do yon  iimk we got?  A New Year's box. perhaps It came  rt.raig.lu from Sa:.ca Claus, a wcpIc  ate, whom Gcnoial brfterm an met on his  For'the Ladies.  ' ' Knives.  i  The' loosening of tlie handles oi  knives is due to the fact that the  knives have been tossed into a pan  of hot wafer, together with the forks  and spoons, and, in consequence,, the  cement has melted away. Knive3,  when brought' from the table, should  be scraped against the edge of a plate  to remove "as much soil as possible  and the blades should then i st in a  jug, not a,pan, of hot water, into  which a little bit of soda has been  melted, care being taken that the water  does not reach'the handle, where it  joins the blade.  .Tho thousands of'people who  '    write to me saying that  ���With the new year,! am resolved���V  NOT .11  IN HIOODY  Dodd's Kidney Pills Cured' W.  J. Dixon's Rheumatism  He was Crippled for weeks before  he tried the great Kidney Remedy  ���How the Cure was Effected.   ''  Barwick, Rainy River, Ont., Dec.^8.  ���(Special).���The cold, wet weather,  with its accompaniment oi Rheumatic pains has set'the people here talking of the.case of Wm. John Dixon'.  Mr. Dixon, who is well known in this  neighborhood, - was _a cripple from  Rheumatism. To-day he has not a  twingle of his old enemy anywhere in,  his body, and he gives all the credit  to Dodd's  Kidney Pills.  "I had an attack of Typhoid  P'ever," Mr. Dixon says in speaking  of his cuie, "and after Iigot over it,  Rheumatism set in. ��� I'had pains in  my back and in my right 'hip so bad I  had to use'a stick to walk. I had no  comfort in sleeping and could no  more than dress or undress myself for  two months. For , three" or four  weeks L could''not put my right leg  on my left knee.  -   , ',.--'"  "On my brother's advice I started  using1-1 Dodd's 'Kidney'Pills, and after  taking three boxes 'I began to walk  around and do my'work as-usual. ?I  am all right now, and' Dodd's 'Kidney  Pills did it."- ^ ?^���; ,"  Rheumatism is caused "by' uric acid'  in the blood. The natural way to  cure it is to get the uric acid out "of  .the blood. If the Kidneys are sound  they >will take all the uric acid out  of the blood: Dodd's Kidney Pills  make the Kidneys,sound. ,.     ,,,  Bookish Women.  Bookishness is' an unreliable test of  ability. I have known bookish women  who were profuse readers and delighted  in study, but were not of much use  for anything else, and I have known  other women who took books rather  hard, but amply made up Tor that disability by their closeness of observation and mental _ energy. As between  persons who read to save themselves  the trouble of thinking, and persons  who observe and think, but find reading laborious, the latter are likely to  be best worth'while. But reading, observation and thought ought to work  well together and to make 'for practical efficiency. A < mind that is capable of Greek and analytical geometry  is usually capable also, under proper  training, of omelets, good coffee anc'  household administration.���E. S. Mar ,  tin, in Harper's Bazar.    '  Hindu English. ,  Lady Curzon/,who was Miss Leitei  of Chicago, gets a lot of fun out of hei  life in India.    Among other fads, it is  said that she' makes a point of collecting   any   amusing   attempts   made   by  Hindus to write English that may come  'under ,her notice,' and  has-many ludicrous specimens in her scrapbook. Recently she  got from  Bombay a letter  that two brothers sent out to their pa  trons'on the death of their father, who  had been the head of the firm. The letter  ran:  "Gentlemen,���We    have  the  pleasure to  inform  you  that  our    re  spected father departed this life on the  loth  inst. t His  business   will   be  con ;  ducted  by his    beloved    sons,  whose  names are given  below.    The    opium  market isi quiet, and mal. 1,500 rupees  per'chest:'    O 'death,    where   is   thy  sting? O grave, where rs thy victory?  We remain, etc."���Leslie's Weekly.  s  Consumption  Th* Lung T��nic  cured them of ckrtaie roughs  ' cauot all b�� Mistakes.  There must ba truth is it.  n  Try a bottle for that ccugh ��f ysrars.  Pric���� 25c., 80c and 81.00  '        "r I SI.  t. C WILLS ft CO. 1  ,     Tmate, Caa. ,       Ldtqr, K.T.      m  etoryuiu itubber-iSfcck Turkey.  ;\i  1  1���The bad boys cut off.thp turkeys  bead and 'attach a hose to its neck, j  ' Term tTha!: are Out of Date.  '"No one says 'ladies' or .'gentlemen',  nowadays, Sarah," said Aunt Betty Mod-,  ish to her country-bred niece, whom  she was endeavoring." to "form" on  the appioved * lines' of the fashionable typo of her world; before presenting* her to : society. -"We "are  men and women now, , Dieu  Morcil And it'sounds, like a^servant to  apeak of people in'any other way. And  for Heaven's =ake, child," continued her  up-to-date mentor, '.'never let mc hear  pou use that dieadful word 'genteel'  again. .I-heaid you say that something  looked 'genteel and lad} like' yesterday,  and 1' nearly fainted" " , ,  '"Gran," who was knitting* a fleecy ^  maK3 of white Shetland wool into soft,  dainty little .baby's garments, looked up'  quizzically.  "Yes, Saiah," she said, "it is qui'e  true; there are no lad'os, in the old ac-  septation of the tenn. Wfc in these  modern times.; They aio like old lace  and lavender, and belong to a bygone  ugo. Tlie delicacy and lefinement, the  purity of speech and manners, the 3\vcet  primness whieh laid an cinbuigo on  over-l'ito speech, the dignity of demo  nor, and the graciousucns of courteous  deportment, which ue used to consider  indicative of a 'lady,' nro nil old-tush-  io.'ied, and, of course, must not be cultl-"  viilcd. The gentlemen, too, an your  Aunt Betty <wy->, have dtaippourpd.  Chivalry is quile obsolete, couitly manners nro. considered' ildiciilons, and I do  not think Unit 'J'oni, Dirk and flairy,  whom you will meet when you go out,  need fear to have tho old-time nppcllo/.  tlon."  Care of. House Plants.  The advent of colder weather means  .increased fire heat, the latter also  meaning an increased "aridity or dryness of the atmosphere. The latter  condition will probably 'induce a visit  from' insect pests, -unless precautions  are taken to prevent their appearance  ���hGreen fly and red spider are most to  be feared, especially the latter,, as  their appearance is not so easily detected as that of the aphis, or green  fly. '��� '        _  Copious sprinkling and. syringing  with cold water is the besti preventive  for the attacks of the so-called spider.  Salvias, fuchsias, roses and carnations  are first favorites with this little pest.  When first attacked, the leaves of  these plants present a whitish, dusty-  ,'looking appearance, especially on the  underneath side, and the leaves will  soon commence dropping twice every  day'., ', Tobacco water is "the best  remedy for green fly, although tobacco leaf stems, or ' even a cigai  thoroughly dried and rubbed into a  fine powder and sprinkled on the plants  .infested jwith green fly will generally  rid''the plant'of them. ��� l,.e latter application's best'made after the plants  have been recently sprinkled or syringed, as the tobacco dust- adheres better when the foliage of 'the plant is  moist.���William Hurt, GvHph, Ont.  Strenuous Miss Roosevelt  # When a London journail ventured the  information that  Miss Alice, Roosevelt  had invited herself to attend the corona-  tion of  King Edwa-rd and Queen Alexandra, and even designated the Westminster Abbey position she would be pleased  to occupy as the "American monarch's"  daughter,  there was sincero  resentment  felt throughout the States, and the slur  was- attributed to Jingliah piqueinreturn  for the American criticism of the HriLith-  Boer War, says "The 400."    There was  not believed to be the leust foundation  for the amazing London insinuation. But  the  conspicuity   and   ubiquity  of   Miss  Roosevelt the past year has caused'American society to pause and ponder a little, principally sotto voce, of course, al-(  though tlie Now(porters in August wagged  their tongues vigorously and made no at-1  tempt  to veil   their  opinions  when   the  President's pretty, if vain, daughter appeared there with a train of trunks prepared' to   enter   energetically   into   tlie  gayeLies  of   the  season..   Although   she  was a guest of the Cuttings, one of the  leaders of the gerrnan.. at Mrs. Astor's  dinner-dance, dancing with John  Jacob  Astor, and returned as the guest of the  Baroness O'Biien-Sellicre for the Thayer-  Brooks  wedding  and   the Horse  Show,  the Newporters generally did not, manifest a disposition  to do any special entertaining for the President's, daughter  this season.    , ���  ,,  1 Miss Roosevelt seems to be possessed of  a passionate penchant for soeiutv and  its limelight, not only that of the Washington court,- but eveiywhere that rt  especially glitters and attracts. She is'  unquestionably pretty and stylish, ' as  well as strenuous, aibeit young and frail;  but her record for 1903 is most extraor  dinary and probably unprecedented in  the list of the world's princesses. -It includes the exacting Washington scaj-o'i  "from the holidays to Lent; the New'Or-  lcans-Mardi Gras festival and round;of  balls; a voyage to.ard circuit of Porto'  Rico; a week at Biltmore:-the Vander-  biltian chateau at Asheville; the poat'  Lenten,Washington season; a foitnijht  in Boston; August at Newport; the Isew  York international yacht races; and Sep  tember in the Adirondack^. Whence the  proposition originated to star Mi^-  Roosevelt at the Veiled Prophets' ball in  St. Louis this month the chivalrous press  of our sister of 'the 'Mississippi has' not  vouchsafed the intelligence, but that, it  was speedily and emphatically rejected is  significant. The uiuat chaiitablo \ie\\  of the situation is that the ,accidental  Presidency and 'the suddenness of the  bewildering social position have dazed  or turned Miss Roosevelt's youthful  head, and his Strenuous Majesty has not  exercised 'his paternal preiogative and  tautened the reins upon .his deliriously  dashing progeny.'  t���Poor Mr. Jones goes blithely  along and suffers a shock when he  reaches home.   -     -     -   * '  Dyspepsia?  Sha   waa   ��� I  beauty   until I  irregularities I  irb  that dread dye-  peculiar to her I  sex brought cm  pepsin  and gen  erul misery.  But there it certainty of cure for  IfillTHE GREAT  AMERICAN  NERVINE  VllX FIRST FEED  ����rSHATTKR����NERVES; then strength.  ened by It they will put every vital  ���ivan to work vigorously. The liver  will do Its share, the heart will have  1 blood to pump, the nerves wlU'be quiet,  Tk* woman will bo beautiful again.  ��?I^8���.Ja^le���  Eda:e,   Post-Mlitresa  o��-  Edge Hill, Oat., writes :,, ..,,   ,.;,   '  "I have had indigestion and dyspepsia  < for nearly ten years. - At times Icould  eat nothing.   After taking twe bottles  . of South American Nervine .-I was en-  " tirely well and am in perfect health."  Tie Great Seiik Americas KMser Cart dis-  - salves and washes out waste matter at  cace from kidneys and bladder, and  simultaneously begins the building up  of new tissues.   Relief in six hours.   St  ^BmWmwmaumwmwmmm  \  I  ��� Painting the Empress Dowager.  London to Have a Gay Winter.  A Stormy "First Night."  .Power of a Remark Overheard.  S6,C500 Re  Limited, Toronto  can    prove   that  EXPENSE  will  be paid b  Levc  Brother  to any person   wh  ;his    s^'ap  contain  any form  of  adulteration whatsoeve*  or  contains any   injurious chemicale  AsIc for the Octagon Har  ,- A 111.111 waiting patiently at the glov��  countci, of n.jScw. York . depai tinen'l  storo heard one young shopwoman ia^  to another, as. ��he handed down a box  of gloves: "Maria told Jum downright  she'd hnyo no tiling more to do with him;  "arid olie 'called lnm it poison:faccd adder,  he gripped her in tlie waltz that scandalous." fins was alii Customers clam  orcd lor attention, and the confidence  ceased at tins point. lint the force <m<i  richness of the language, the liveliness  of the .illii-iion, captivated the hoarcr'*  soul. Jfe confined that, for ycar=j afterwards, when he wn3 waltzing with decorous rehictinec under H10 compelling eye  of his hriati's-i, iiicmoiics ot Maria's pirt-  ncr would nsa.iil him, and ho would (ird  himself envying the adder the niv^lon  ous n.iliiie of liwenBliuiitiom.���I\ew luiW  "Life."  Commenting on the'receptions ��f Mi  vmrious plays, H. J. W. Dam recmtlj  told a reporter that at one tinri  it the. opening production of hi*  nlay, "The Coquette," he thought  .obody connected with tlie entertain  herit would leave the theater alive  ���The house," 'he said, "was the libtk  'rince of Wales,'- managed by Oscai  'jo won thai.' The, piece did not go vcrj  'Veil, and at the end'there were'calls fo:  lie autlior. ,1 did not .mind going out  or % similar play of mine, 'The Shot;  rirl,' had run twenty months in tin  ������'nioty, and I felt that the pit and gal  ery would treat me with some courtesy  .is ono who had, at least, pleased them  once. But the 'Bool' tliat came over fclu  footlightfl that night us I made .my up  pcarancc was really like a, tornado! 11  was almost palpable, I fairly reeled anc  titnggcrcd back as it came at me like  something that might be warded oil" had  t the thickness of the curtain betweer,  me and it. Aud it endured, too���endured until I felt myself pulled and  jerked about, and realized that the our  tain, to the end of whieh I had beer  holding with one clenched hand, was as  cending. I looked about, and there stood  LowenUial, the color of pure rniwble. H<  stepped down, pushed me aside, and thei  gave that audience a vast amount of information concerming .the private'Ch'arao1  ler of each and every individual compos  ing it I do not believe tha-t a costcn  fiom Wliitecliapel could have compotec  with, the manager that night in tho ex  pert use of choice Billingsgate, He black  guarded Lliein until they were stilled  and ilien he blackguarded some more  lie paid for ithat speech witih a fortune  for popular indignation told against the  Prince of \V��lca Theater, and he, toe  stubborn to lot go, held on until ho wai  wiped out."  The social outlook for the winter season in London  is most promising  now  that the English royal family1 is out, of  mourning, and King Edwnrd and Queen  Alexandra have 'begun to entertain lavishly.   The sisters of tho King are also  throwing off the mantle of sorrow.   The  papers comment "enthusiastically on the  recent brilliant dinner-party, followed by  a .ball, given on the,Isle of Wight by  Prinoesa Beatrice, tlie  widow of Prince  Henry of Battenberg, the handsomest of  all  the  "handsome   Battenibergs.''    Hot  mourning   for  Prince  nenry   has .been  long and sorrowful, hut she would have  emerged sooner from the gloom that.enshrouded 'her life for so many years had  she been less lac principal companion of  Queen   Victoria,   and   been   allowed   to  follow the natural 'bent of her years, for  of  all  the children  of  tlie  late   Queen  there are none that seemingly love  the  pleasant things of this world more tha.n  her  eldest son, King  i-Mwaid,  and   her  youngest daughter, ItcuLuice.   Accoiding  to t'he London correspoiulent of tin- Xew  York "Herald," she is far more uttractive than, some of the younger members  of the royal family in  manner and  appearance,  although   pione   to  sloutni^s,  like Princess Clwislia.11, her eldest sisiter  now living, and of lute also the dibpcu^oi'  of co7iHideraiblp .hospitality  at  her new,  beautiful town house iu  I'.ill Mall.   The  most attractive of tlie King's sisters is  Princes*    Louise,  Duchess    of    Aigyll,  whose  London  residenco  is Kensington  Palace, where her youngest sister, Princess Beatrice, has also had willed to her  far life a suite of spacious apartments.  Princess Louis* has never acted as host-  esa to "any great extent, and'even since  the accession of her husband as tho. sixth  Duko of Argyll (who 1ms nearly a dozen"  other hereditary titles 'in addition, and  innumerable posts  that increaso his income),    the    expenditure    of    Puue&iM  Louise   for   purely   social   hospitality   i-  very limited, both in London and ,.,  ,,,  Scottish seats.  A distinguished-artist,''iliss Carl, of  the United States, one of the.few women '  painters  admitted   as   members   of   the ,  Palis Salon, is now living in tlie summer  palace near Pekin as the guest of tho  Empress Dowager, whose portrait she is  painting.   The Empress, to make up foi  5ier former deficiencies and the long un-  perpetuated line of her ancestors, is having three pictures done of 'her    If.   One  will be hung in her private apantmente,.  another in ,the ILiJl of Audience, and tho  ���iljiird will be sent to the St. Louis Exhibition.   The last named is to be 'the most  ambitious ' work,  showing   the  Empress  Dowager'in full panoply, tricked out in  &a.tins and brocades, '"armed for defence,  feathered to fortify."   She will wear tho ,  liead-dress- known in China as the'"shower of, pearls,"^ in which gropes ,pf. beautifully matched pearls hang like a cui'tain '  'to'her shoulders, as well as her baTboirio  bracelets and priceless earrings.   She has  also ordered the Emperor 'to sit for his>  'portrait,* and it'probably will be completed   in  a   fortnight or  three  weeks.  ,iMiss Carl's brothei', a high official in tho  imperial Chinese customs, has been chos-.  en to escort. China's delegate, Prince Pu  Lun, to the Louisijiut Purchase Exposi- v  tion. ��       '    ' 1 '.  GOOD NEWS  FOi^ SORE  r:osEsi'  ACMEW'S GATAKSHAL HWDER  wins���the only one' of them all that wao  and is a cure. Beats all others in the first  five minutes. a 4 ,  Begins to ours Instantly and does not  stop until its work .is done, Colds, head-  aches put out of the way.     r        .  Means a certainly of pure" breath, easy  breathing," blood purified, defects of hearing' relieved, and avoidance of pulmonary  disease.  Capt. Bun Co- or, of Toronto, radically cured ol  Catarrhal Dcni'   3 of 12 ysart' ^landing, writes:���  " Somn time rro I procured Dr. Agnew's Ca��  tnrrltnl Powell , nnd it !i is cured me ontiicly, I  1 .m 1. il.iy Iior 03 gond as t vor." ��  Don't have a single blotch on your skin   -������     ���    ���' when Dr. Agnew's Ointment will cure  Lifebuoy Soap-disinfoetant-in etrmrgly   any and till d:s��i��.r.irin,f skin diseases.  ,   ,,1    , ,.    ,        , " And if you MifTcr with  Piles, while to  recommended by tho morlicnl pi(itc*i,i��.ij an   ;n U)e houso you Sllffer no morc_    ptlca  a safu;uaid against iufi'Ll 10,.a 1  35 cents.  28 ."2-5''  .^^^^���������������^���������^ ������*���"**���������������������'#������*���������*���������  I  BY  LAURA JEAN   LTBBEY  <K  ���Author of " The Crime of Hallow-E'en," ," The Flirta. ons   |  \ a Beauty," "Willful Gaynell," "Little Leafy \  jf " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc. ^  ���������������������������������������������������������^ ��������������.���.����������������������������������������������  slid.j d6t> iu u.i,u.iiiia lXiit,,ut nnrf  judge for yourself; he is juat the reverse of one to inspire fear, even in  the hear t of the most timid. I have  told him bo much of jou, he has u desire   to   have  his  Clumsily   gratified,"  There was a 'light shuffling of feet  without, and the ne\t rmment a servant entered bearing the ix>rtrait ol  Ulmont Ulvesford:  " "Ah, It iu1truo to tho very life," exclaimed  Loraine,  delightedly.  Then she turned lo I^etta,  proudlj  �� a   young queen might have done.a'  could 'tad words to Wl her she rnirsi  part from her child, as Izettai thanker1  her so gratefully 'for her goodness  Poor Izertta, how could she think  that this fair, Toud woman envied  her the possession of her fittle child  iDeap down in Izetta's heart she hfctd  ��� hope that some diy she would ho  united to Alderic through his child  heir  faith  was  so   steadfast.  "We must waTt very patiently, you  *nd T baby," she sud; '"some day two  ���hall meet Alderfc," her heart ,guve  �� great throib of joy at the thought  It almost took her breath away  Iioralne had decided to'say nothing  orf the plans she had concluded for  baby's futuie until she oonfeired with  UlmoinA.      /  Quite ����. Loinrne hnid pxpected. ho  was amazed; ho heard his haughtj  wlpe, 'whom few could please, had decided to keop the benighted wanderer  who had fled theie for shell er beneath  their  roof., , ,,,   '  A Seeling of pity Cor 'the deseited  ronngwife, whom ho determined not  poliko/_BTOlo urwr  nan, us ijkj ^vintm  !* Bahy oooed softly, lying i against his  fcreast. ,    ' " j ;  The   very chiming of the Christmas  bells seemed echoing the strain:  \  -CM him  Ulmontl"  h   Chapter xxrir.' ''  The Portrait.  (Which side would the scales fall?  One day, two weeks later, Loawine  Md Iietta sat in the drawingt- room  fa   deep  conversation. <���      i   .,  i   "Yours >la  indeed  a   strange story,  Mrs. Boas; still, after hearing1 it,     I  ���.gain   repeat  my   former  offer.   You  pay  70a  are searching for  a   situation, Iwhy not accept mine?"  ��   "It  la   very di feront !now,���     , Mr��  jUlreaford, flince I   huve baby*. I 'cam-  mat expect to procure the same kind  ���I  a   situation us  baforo."      ,    s  1   "That will not rnako any difference  With me, Mrs. Rosa."   ' <  1 "You are' very, very kind," mur-  tnured Izetta, Impulsively }knoclIag at  OLoralneV feet,. hor ojoa ^filled" with  .tears. "You havo been fco good to  tne," she sobbod, "I would givo my  irery life 'for yours, If I could ever  repay you."   1 , ' '   >  k'Loraine smiled down into tho "dark,  eautiCut face, little droamlng'of tho  faeroic .will lying dormant in the girl's  breast, or / of .-'the .-torrrble * ordeal  twhioh would try her boyond all pow-  SH" (of human endurance.  It was a question ovenly-balanced, only heaven could toll on which  aide  the  scales would fall *      t 1  , "IIow Btrango it is," 'said Lorpinu,  "that such deep shadows have fallen  upon ^oux life, while mine has been  nil sunshine. I can understand, poor  , child, how well you have loved-youv  husband, but I cannot see how 'your  love would live through such bitter  neglect." Truly the ways of .women  are   wonderful "  1 "You would not have wondered had  you seen him," answered Izetta, "he  (was all that was good and noble* It  (s so" hard to behove those lips I  /thought so true, could havo uttered  falsehoods while they smiled."  1 "Still you say," pondered Loraine,  "he never once .told you he ."love'd  jrou��"     ,- , v      ,,        '      ,  "No, he never spoke of love; The  taay not have caired for me at (first,  |but,' oh.^Mira. Ulvesford, I truly believe he was learning,to love me he-  fore that orueh letter; came\to separate  "US."   Mi ) lr' *   v l   J   ,  H'��    ' *.       ,   I  "A. "doubtful expression crossed ���   Lo- ,  raine's face; she knew very.Iitt'lel of \ ful cross when he has "those thinking  the -world, yet she felt that no  bus-, spells,    as     we'on 11 'em.     Why, them  band,   who   truly \loved,. could   desert    times you could go straight past him  Jiis wife in that dastardly fashion. a dozen times a  minute and he would  "What makes you.think that?" she look straight ovet, your bead without  asked. i ���',,'.' \*" ~ ) I 1 " seeing you." "I've seen him even turn  r   ' ~~" _    -'" , 11    '( hrs head away from'his wife, and say:  ��� "His (last farewell," responded I?- 'Don't trouble me now, Loraine; , go  etta. "It was, not the pairting^of away, "I'm thinking.' He's ^always been  ''an   Indifferent  husband,  mndam   'My   thinking, no one   but himself knows  she sard :-  '   "Look, Mrs.  Ross,  this  is m/ hus  band!" - r  hailed Loraine repcuited her sad story  '"It ���seeims almost incredible," ' he  said, "that" such wrongs ,c*in go unpunished. ' I will see this young person to-fmorrow; then I can beltoi  judge wheither slip r's more tanned  against ���than sinning; whether or nc  she Is a "fit companion for you inj  wife."   ���   ,>i , ���,  He was determined she should not bo  urged to iemam, until after he had  seen hex.   ��.  There was but one incentive which  led him to think favorably of' the affair which was a keen desire to keep  the child near him.  He meant never to lose sight of tho  child born at Ulvesford Mansion; il  he never had an herr of hrs own, fter  haps ���who could ,-lpll what ho would,  do for the  little fellovv in tl > future?  He told himself he would, 1 Mnk as  well of the mo^thar as he could��� for  the child's sake.    1'' \   *  The next moirning Izetta was sum-  rnioned to the library.... Loraino had  sent word that her husband wished to  apeak with her.  Izetta was holding baby when the  maid delivered the message. '  "Mr;. TJlvesfor d i\ ishes to see me ?"  she asked, in dismay.  "He says you are to come at the  earliest ^moment, pl'-asejj he's a walking up and down''tihevroom, and not lin  a" pleasant mood,'"either. He's a * nice  gentleman, but he does get most aw-  darling,' he said, 'something hus hap.  pened which will necessarily part us  for a few days, tout rit /wilLr bo only,  for a few days at-most','then 'I"shall  return to my wife." He placed all  the anoney ho had a'bout him1' in my  hands, together with the address of  the 'nurse. Hie never^knew X/ was  left destitute, he was not so hard tut  that."   if  "But the addresp," questioned Loraine, "even had rjou not lost it, it  (was useless; no one iu Silvernook  knew to    Mm,  you   sajf"  "That (Was the ouly ^xt ot it I  could not understand, madnim. I advertised for months in the city papers  for Alderlc, or.any���on>3���who.knew his  whereabouts; it was all useless. Sinco  that fatail monning I, havo never looked 'upon his face." 'r J- / i> *������(  1 Loi-alne could ^not imagine '��� the  .ttopthis   Of  such  cruelty.  \'I ought to be veiy happy, Mrs.  Rosa; I have nover known one wish  "''unrulfilled. I never had a sorious  thought inilife until I met my (husband; then I said to myself, unless 1  gain the love oZ this man, 'life .will  hold no pleasure for me, he was more  to me than all the woild, and when I  married him my happiness was complete. I would as soon think of living  without tho sunshine as without my  husband's love," and the pioud, pet-  ted,<beauly trembled us she spoko  Izetta sip hud, asishc replied.  "My husband's iSve was wholly  apart fiom my lifo; J had no,thai o m  It; now I'shall live only fot my boy  alone. I loved Aldciic so fondly, such  a lovo as mine ends only in do.uth "  Thoro ,was bucb pathos ln^hor voice  that Loraino Colt vaiguely uneasy; aha  did  not   liko somhre . thoughts.  She was so irresistibly drawn toward Izetta thnt she determined not  to part with her. ,  "You have not scon 4ny husband,  (Mrs. Ross; ho was called suddenly  away the morning after-Christmas. 1  expeot him homo some .time to-dny.'"  ' "I shall tell him tho sad stary io*  fthls poor crcaluro���then Svhcu hert-eos  her, ho will think moro"kindly of hoi,'  ehe thought.   >  1 Loraine di I not quifo like th? id mi  elf having (he child thn.ro, and nis tsoon  as pr.ii tioifblo 'she. belipved r7nttii  could be inducofl to put wifh if, sIk  fcolioved, too, that havinrr it taken  charge of elsewhere w ould bo best for  tho tehlld 1  1   She had yet to loarn  tho power  o'  mothci-lovo;  ^,he   wat, (forij   she   had  named 1 his stiangui '1 icluld alter hei  husband.  ,   Loraine   wus      wondering  how flhr  J  what   * about!     If we have anything  particular , to say ���to Mr. Ulvesford,  iwe always^ wait ..till he's through with  ^hrs spell d'�� thinking."'     ! .^ *���        *   /  "Ah, baby,''s whispered Izetta, when  alone, "perhaps Mr Ul\esford regrets  his wife has od!fe.rod you and me a  shelter."  Unconsclouslv. hier Jiand olose'd over  the same little ws-ten fingers that  had ourled so confidingly in Ulmont's  clasp; slowly she tut ned and descended the. grand stniiwav.  "Come in, Mrs.. Ross," .called Loraine, as she passed her door.  '' I/Oi'alne's boudoir was a fitting  casket for the jewel it held; the  room was a mass of softened^ bloom  and perfume with a great profusion  of tall, white lilies, that held up their  white cups to 'the 'glrmmering 1 san-  1 light;  ���-    '   ^ -   ���,     .'1 ;'  l7etta  never forgot' Loraine as she  stood there on that winter morning ;  'the' memory   lingered  with her, half  .pleasure,   half pain,,all   the, years   of  "hor 'after Mife.       " '  She wore a rob" of spotless while;  as she bent her bniuiiful head nvei  the' lilies, o-ne of he- gol 'ti en !��?  twined around the lilt's st in, and  mlncried   with its  golden  calvx.  >F^r an instance the biood recipri  from Izetta's face; this pictuie which  Loraino fo* med wan coi tcml.s rm m  one to hoi:, whc;c hid b!iu seem 01  liko it?  Qaiokli hei inuui dnfled b ��� 'c I  that morning on (he b ich, ,ri ' 1  the ]K>.-tiail liPi liu.sb liuI had ..how  her; hiB woik, he >h id h   d.  "IIow   strange   it   13,"   she   theirrl.  "I Tshould ^ce   just such   l   pictu/c h  rc.il lifo as ciossc! his brain in fani.i  Sho remenrhored the dull pain u  her hoai t whpn Aldeuc had caic'oail^  admitted he liked fan  women bvjsit  Loraine nover knew why a buddun  faintness sei/od Mis Ross she would  havo fallon'to the floor had she not  steadied herself against ttho marble  mantel. ,,  '���'You are nervous and agitated, Mrs.  Rioss," said Loraino, "I trust it is not  due to this interview with Mr. TJlvei  ford ;     he has hcurd  your story, and  feola      vory    kindly  disposed  toward  'CHAPTER XXV.  Fao-< to Face. '   u   ���  The bright sunshrne foil full 'upon  the pictured face,  "Look, Mrs   Ross," Lo^nlne repeat  ed proudly ; *thr3  is  my husb nd."  Izetta stepped foi waul, for a sing'f  Instant only her dark ojes rested on  the picture; then, with a loiw, piercing  cry she sank down beside It in a dead  ���woon. , 1  "1 wonder* what'oiu'd have'startled  her <of' pondeied fioiainp. .1  The white lips opened with a fain)  moan: ,,  "Alderic ���Aldeuc!"  "Poor child 1" thought Loraino, "she  must   havo  been  c> nipar ing  her  own  ornel lot,with in nc. '  Slowly the dark eyes opened.      0  "I���I beg jour pndon, Mrs.  Ulvesford,"    she said,  whilo  in   hor  hear)  rose one great ciy; "so  like,  ah! so  like I"  "If my  husband's  portrait' had 're  presented a   stern,  forbidding  face,  1  should say it  wae that  which caused  you toi faint."  /   Izetta shuddered.  "May I look at tho portrait again?"  *h�� asked. ' '      '  Loraine was only too pleased.  "Yes," she " answered^ leading    the  way  to an inner apaitment; "I havi  hnd It hung where the best light wrt)  be thrown upon it." r .,  As she spoke she parted,the ambei  satin curtains, and Izetta "was face  to face with the poi trait of Ulmonl  Ulvesford. L -  She did not cry out or utter a tnoan  her brain whiilcd and her breath  seemed to come and go in short, convulsive gasps At the first glance the  fatal resemblance to Aldeiic hvo>l al^  most overpowered her. As she look  ed again she saw the portrait of n  fair-haired young man while Alderic's  Ao-rlr "i���".. brown. She re  membered Alderic's, mauth, proud^anG  haughty; this one was almost wholh  concealed by the long, drooping mustache. The prcud, uplifted head, and  the dark-blue, soarchmg "eves alone  reminded her foTcibh  of Alderic,  "It is simply a cSincidenoe," sho  told herself,   'nothing more."   <  She had not thought it possible for  any one In >the wide wide world to  look like Alderic,. She was startled  at the tumultuous throbbing of her  own heart. The sudden warbling of  a yellow^canary,'hanging in a gilded  cage", above her head, aroused her  from her deep reverie.  ��� 1-W am pleased that, you like my  husband,'Mrs."Ross."',* \   , '  It suddenly occurred to Izetta that  Mrs. Ulvesford m ght' not he pleased  but she could not turn away;' the  gaze she'had bestowed on the portrait  with the intense scrutiny and rapt  dark blue ejes held an unaocountable  fascination for her,���thi same questioning exp.ession in th��ir depths she  had often lead in Alderic's; then, the  heavy silken folds of tho curtain fell  between Izetta and the portrait, and  she" felt as if the darkness of night  , had slowly settled around her. '  The woids of Loraine still sounded  in her ear. She- Could-not. tell why  the bitterness of death seemed to fall  upon her, as she gared upon that pictured face and heard the woids ���  "Look, Mrs Ross, this is my., - hus-  b-'ri'V'       sj ��� , \  "Mr. Ulvesford aw a ts Mrs Rcss in  the iibraiy," said the maid, again  making her aipearanee.  ''Tell him shj is with me, in the  morning- 100m, I .wrill send hei down  directly. There need be no hurry," shi.  said, turning to Izetta; "I want you  to regain some'of yourjost color,before you go down Any one Would  imagine jeu hnd seen a ghost."  Ah I she little knew the. young gi 1  had stood that morning amid the  shattered ru"ns of her dead hopes, face  to face with her past. ' ,  Izetta' walked with a firm stop toward the library.  "Why,should I .shrink and cower?"  she asked.'herself. "Ivhave done no  wrong ; I must be bravo for baby's  sake I" 1        ,  The door was standing ajir, she  knocked timidly once, twice, but  there was ^no res/Kinse; at the third  and little louder r ip, Zick, the coachman, answcied the summons.  "If you please, you are to tako a  scat; master w-as called away for a  moment, hr> will leturn in a. Very few  momentR," he snid  lTh��n Zack withdrew from the room  and I/ctta was left to the contemplation of her own thoughts.  A note-book, a glove, and a riding  whip lay on the desk befoio her. 'A  hufc mastiff Inj an tho heaith-rug  wn'clung her fiom under his shaggy  'eyebrows. The i^und of her own  name falling upon h��r ears from the  adjacent room chained her attention.  "Are you not af.aid your daughtor  will rue it, iris L'n rimer, allowing  this stranger to rem tin beneath her  roof ? ' said a sti ango voice. ,  -ueciaedly so," ausiveied Mis   Lor- ,                       .   ,  rimer; "yet there is something about *                                                  '  that child that puzzles mo.      I   have Vfttal's hand, thtu-ling them Into the  totld Loraine so,  but bho only, laughs breast pocket  of his  coat.  and  replies:  'How  fanciful   you    aie, -"Money," ho'taid. "1 nover knew a  mother.'     Still, I   repeat it. I do not dnj's peace in  my lifo; bomo one   is  like,the child."               1 always hounding me down toi murvy,  "What does Mr. Ulvesford think of I staked my all on winning the beu-  uhe plan you propose?" ess of Loriimer Hall, even my moth-  "Ho has ncit heard of it yet, he (will er'yS companion   like a frightened bud,  oeritaiinliy   object.   I   assure  you  ho  is took wings and fL<iw,away while    un-  qulite  interibted   in   that  child." der my vciy grasp."  "That Is a   veiy startling idea," ox- -   V.vto.1 was just cm the pornt of tell-  clalmed the visitoa; "it reminds me of  the serious tiouble a friend of mine  onoe experienced. Hor husband' and  she, although deailj loving " children, were childless, tint boon was  denied'them. ".. She'tdbk-Y neighbor's  child Into her home. Husband^and wife  never seemed tho same to each' other  after that;;'imperceptible at'firsty'thV  husband turned frr<m his wife to'that:  child. , Whan ait. Last:.an heh^ofijtheir,  own was born, it was too late;'.no power on ,'earth, ould /alienate the', hus-|  barad'si affections which'were lavished'  upon the stiariger. ' The young, wife'  lived to see her own child turned'from  its own father's"door, its place usurped by ITstmngar's clulld." ' ' ' ' '  "Your story quite-frightens me,!'  replied Mrs. Lorrirner; "if I anticipated such a denouement in this case, do  you know whait I should be tempted  to do?" '    " '  In  vain Izetta strove to catch  the  next few woirds.  "Heaven help me !'"she oried,"rock-  Ing herself to and fro, ">-urely they  do not wish' to separate baby and me1'"  Sho could hear th" distant umbling  of the storms which were g. chering  over her future. One thought only  forced Itself upon her ���they did not  want  her little  child.  "No 1" she ciied,'starting'with new  energy to her feet; "my darling, you  are. all I have in "this wide, wide  world. ' No one shall take 1 you from  me. If they turn us from their dooi  we shall still have each other; and if  we find the woild'too cold, babj, you  and I  can die together." '  She remembered how the dark, waters looked tipped by the silvery 'light  ,of the stars; those waters which  gently laved the coral bed whiuh, entombed , her grandfather; st 11 she  tried hard to put these dark thoughts  away ���for baby's sake. <  Than she quite liusrhed aloud, she  had certainly miun.o stood them'  How could ^any one moan to separate  her from her little child ?       ' '  She remembeied they had said Mr  Ulvesford was pleased,jWith baby ,  they* said of him, too, that he was  kind of heart.      ,     l  She would tell hlmi a home beneath  that roof would be heaven to her, but  she would kneel a.t bis feet and tell  him she must keep her little so\n with  her. Better, homeless, penniless, out  in the perils of the storm again, than  parted from her little child.  Suddenly the sound of a clear, ringing step was heard on the stair; tho  shadow of a tall, daik form fell between Izetta and, the sunl'ght, a  strong, wh te hand pushed^back the  partially opened door, and a pur of  dark blue*eyes flashed pleisantly a-  botut the room, obser ving at onoo the  slight figure by the fireside, and a  jToiee, whose cadence fell-upon, her ear  iiEe the memory 01 sumu lorgurtcu  'dream, said courteously:  '   *'Mrs. Ross, I believe?"  A deep~6llence fell between-them.  lAt last Ulmomt Ulvesford and Izetta had met���faoe to face!  ing the great secret he had but iej-  tea-day uneaithed. ^  Aa he was  duv.ng sLowly past Ulvesford Manor, ho hiid seen a   white,'  terrifwd face that had instantly < van-   >'  "isliKf from  the ' window, as  her  gaze  met  that of the dwarf. "' �����-=.s ,  "J"Xa,"-hs told hanfoelf, "the secret  ''will keep; It wrll fbo worth money to. \  me *in the future; it was not worth  ,while to divulge it just now; Ilarnp- "*  ,to'n has no mow)) to pay for it." *  , ."W(hat are you mumbling about' ~r  , Why^doin't you speak out, man ?" cried'" J-  Hampton, angrily, btopping short rn. -  'his walk. 1 1  saying anything," gio^w'ed the dwarf,  eno*ping his white teeith viciously to-  getmher, h's small, ferret-like eyes  flashing fire. ' t "   ,  , For a moment Heath Hampton regarded the creatuie before him \rflh  a  keen,  ciitioal, searching gaze.  "There's no use in our, quarrelinjr  over trifles, "Vatal," ho said, ,with 't  forced, grating laugh; "honest men  get their, just dues when logues fall  out."f l      '        *  He did not notice the dull gleam In '  the     dwarf's eye,    as he turned ',im- t  paitiently  on" his heel, lesuming,    his ;   .  quick tread  up  and  down  the robm.'-Pj  "All would have gone well with me'r, f  , If I .had captured  the heiress,"' i"he'(VjM  muttered,  excitedly;'"all ' this  would "  never hnve happnned  but 1 for    that1  -cursed Ulvesford I" ,''"''  He clenched his nails deep Into   the \ ������  palms of his bands as the imprecation   ',  burat  from his  lips. "The loss of the r  golden prize bad ,been a1   bLttor blow^  to hiLm. , -1" ?'  ,"It is evident that I must have'--'  nioiney," he muitteied, "no ,matter -  where I  got it, or huiw."1i��       " -  OSIs brow darkened  vindictively.   '���  "What's the time, Vatal?"     '  , There was no resp n~o, and, turning v  round, he found thj dwiarf^had bilent-  ly left tho room. ' ���   H <  "Curse that fool I" he1 muttered; "he--'  must be watcbed iko a sleuth-houndi1'  If he was only out of tho way I could .,  breathe freer.- He knows too much,��� ,   I  altogether too much, \vb have worked r   I  in  the harness  together too long; hoj  must be eflLclurJl,y swept from , my'-',  path!" ' '/   -     ,.?  A deep, diabolic il plot was revolving ".  in Heath Hampton's biain, a fatal plot {  which led to the sorrust of crrmes.   '  HT�� %e CMtiaiMd.) >/  you.'  A hesitating rap at tho door interrupted her.  "Weil, Annette, what is it?" askod  Loraine.  "If you ploiso, ma'.im," answered  the maid ��� "the artist has finished Mr.  Ulvesfoid's portrait and sunt it home,  do j on wish it brought up to vou?"  "By all rutins," nnjwerod Loraino;  "lot it  bo brought  up hero at onco."  "'Now,   Mrs. Ros-s,"  she said,   "you  "I hare been seriously expostulating with4Lwraine on this very point;  I assuro you I lmvof felt a great Uc-  pression ever bince that woman, with  the heautiful foie'gn face, entered  this house; then there is the child, I  am urging strongl}   thnt ho shall bo   " at  tho menti in  of  the    child  I/otta strove to hon what they wero  saying, but I ho vuuee had sunk to a  low, inaudible whiopur.  "I hcaitly agree with you," :c-  sijondod the fat 1 anger, "only j ester-  clay I Wil imil d-iu^hite.: 'Take c.n��.  my d��m ?.. rs. Ulvtvifoid, tbi.s ih '  does not provn a fho.-n in yum p'il;  of robPo !'  fs the cbl'.-A  pretty I"  OH'A/PlTJER XXVI. .  The Pioib  Deepens. ���  In the library    at  Hampton   Place  quite another scene was  being enact-  fed.'1  It was early morning, yet the lights  remained as they had been lrt the  previous evening. The fire was burning'low and fm-fullj in" the gia'te.'  There,was a haggaid expression on  tho face of 1 loath Hampton in the  flickering fiiel.ght. He strode up and  down the room in deep thought.  ,  1N0 woid had broken the deep  silionoe foir an hour  or more.  iHe clenched the letters he held in  his hand, as if they were sensible oif  the pain he would inflrct upon the  writer if he could.  'iReadi these letters, again, Vatal,"  he commanded; "I siay there must be  some loop-hole."  Slowly the dwarf jickodiup the letters that had been tossed Into his lip,  smoothing them out carefully 4with his  hand. The first was maiked '"Official, ���  post-  maiked,  "Switzerland," and  rmd as fotllowis ������  "My Dea>r Haimpiton: As per agreement, I asoartainod, upon close investigation, owing to the extraordinary cornpl. uitinns which, surround  this uncommon case, that a wan ant  for the extradition papers, for tho  removal of Ulmont Ulvesford back to  Switzerland nn the charge nf minder in tho fust degree, could be obtained rf the facts in tho cise were  clearly  pi oven,   ia  stated.  "True, the siiigi.^m who officiated  is dcid; and the inp-p^sito pirfies left  'the giound before the extont of tho  injury  had  been declared.  "My testimony y\as corroborated  by tho finding of sirae pooi fellow's  mangled rem tins over the cliff, utterly unrecognizable.  "Every omc at the inn admits the  knowledge of n   di.stuibance Upon  the 6tand, Wylmor Lee admitted that  the duel had taken place on the vory  edge of tho precipice, though he insisted that death had not taken place  alt tho time ho departed in company  with Ulvesfoird.  "Of'course, old folloyv, I s-ay now, as  I said then, you were foolish' in returning to .Amei ica. You should have  remained: abioad. ��� -, .  "I am lost in wonder when " I  Imagine 30U back in a locality where  you are so well known; If you were  once recognlzod, all our woik hero  would be In vain.  "The officers in charge of the'nec-  os>��arv jifp^is sal'od on the steamei  WhiJc Cresson. I h ipo to hear 111  wmr roply of the successful Issue of  oui enterprise.  "Yours verv  truly,  "Do  Rismr."  With      a     grfitiriT,'fa donic laugh,  risir,ri|i1on      took      the letters    from  A New Heart  for You  means renewed health, for on  the heart'depends all health. '<  Doctors will tell you that any  diseased organ can be put in good  ^working vigor-by pumping plenty j  ,of blood into it to make   new,  . tissues.  First set the heart right���"  with most people it is  wrong.  Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure Wiii Do It.  It strengthens the heart, rebuilds its weak parts, and enables it to feed the nerves, and  thrdugh them all organs of th��  body.   It cures at once.  Relief to weak hearts in  thirty minutes by a simple  dose is the sign" and proof of  what Dr. Agnew's 'Heart  Cura will do permanently for  thetn and for you  Or. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets  work their cure through digesting the food and letting  the stomach rest. A piece of  pineapple wilt digest instantly  ' an equal site of beef at a temperature of 108������. Don't take  pills and powders that weaken  "he stomach. Price, 35 cents.  tl  ,  The Test of Respectability.  The New York "Eycnintr Post" pointa  out the fact,that Cuilyle's> favorite definition   of   respectability,   a   "gig-man,*\  ���icjus oluolete  in   the  light of modern  dcielopments.   In ;il ice of the old standard "he  keeps a   :ri:r," we have subst^  tilled  "lie  ha-,  a   -.team  yacht."    Most  amusingly   was  tin-  latter-day  measure  of wealth biouglit out in the letteisfrom  Puis  of  the pioinofet   in aeaich  of aa  undcrwiitci.    Question ato-e as  to the  financial icsponsibility of^one ready subscriber (appaiently without ready cash),  and the astute Amencan applied 'himselj  to the task of rating tho fellow.    But  how did he go to woik?   Did ho go to  the banks, the agencies, the Bourse? No,  he simply obseived the man's manner ol  life.   When he discovered that the backward    underwrrtcr     kept  a yacht,  hie  doubts  yveie  instantly  reheyed, and be  cabled  the  joyful   news  to  Neyv  York,  Evidently, yye say, in tlie lexicons of today we must look to see bhe entry: "Gig*  man: modern, yachtsman."  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  lumpb and btaaishtfti from horses,  blood spavin, ecrts, spibrts, ring-  bonp, sweeney, BtfSee, sprites, sore  ana swolitst throat, conghu, etc. Save  S50 by the uao of ono 1k��toIo. T?*c-  ratted the most wou��ootel Bio mis'*  cureovor irnown. ���   0  s'7  -r   y ' ^ r  I   *)t.��rf* .j-^HJ/���V*^�����  * v>*^>n^Aii^.^&JUflir'~FU.ui4  AWWN,   a-  C,    SAVITHIW?,  I^iRKTIART =3,  roi��4  'fir.  ', f  The Atlin "Claim,  Piihliahril   evpry    Sntur^y   morning   In  T".ib ATM* CXaim FtmusmiNo Co.  A. C.   tUllOCHTBUO, Kditoh,   Phoi>uikt��>> .  v Oltlea ot pnhtlrntlon Penrl �����., Allin. H. <".  Ailvnrtltlns Rate. :   81.00   per Inch, rnrli  iiHortinu.   Kpnilliiff notice*, 23  rents n line.  Apecin) Contract Rnfes on nppllcntinn.  The snltwrlpttoti prtc-i�� h $^ r�� yrpp pny-  ��Mo In mlvnnrci No piixirn 111 r>e ilelhetv.l  umlcss this condition is conmliril w itti.  ,.ich 8i jou-iul and ll:at the Luiu-  >'.rim.' will fill, and ably fill, the  'i,ciniit'Hsi;i:tc., (iheie caii be no ques.-  uo:i."  Saturday, Fhb. 13TH ., 1904.  . Now that war has actually broken out between , Russia and Japan,  the great question asked is   "W.il*  it be confined to'local issues"?   We  think not, but rather  that the conflict  will , necessarily invohe oll.er  powers.. The sympathy of Europe  is wiih Japan and the  powers realize that a Russian victory would be  a menace to the whole world.  China, in her own interests, will in  all probability help, Japan, as other-  1   wise,  (Russia, if victorious,  would  absorb China, sbesides taking Korea  and Manchuria and possibly Japan,  thus gaining  control of the  entire  Asiatic Continent.  <  ���   Baron Hayashi  while in London,  said;���' _,  "We believe we are now fighting  a diplomatic battle on behalf of A-  rueiica and Great Britain, but,' if  only war can iettle it, we know we  shall receive assistance from neither. We are prepared to fight our  own battles and take the couse-  quences."  The question now is,      Is Baron  Hayashi right? Will Great  Britain and America  look  on  and  allow Japan to be beaten?  _\  Aiisns   fer^es?  ^^Jraj^' ^k��s'  And All Kinds of }e^jclkv}^/y;<mhc'Lu-cd on th  is i_lit.Mp lie're  iBlSST"    Why send,oiu when \ouL<iu' j.L-i uood:-  JHrerriscs.  J"aral  Collts  ion.  Ottawa: ���As result of .Engineers  failure to obev outers, two passenger trains met in liead-on collision  to.lay at Sand Point.' near Arnpiior  fourleeu killed. Seven of the killed were shanty-men on their way  to woods an ! seven were trainmen.  30 passengers were injured.  Watches Froan $5 tm*JF*ui.- Lvus mf Souvenir Spoons*' '  JULES EG6ERT f ��0ON, Use Swiss Watetaukers.  J  71.  *C'*c^4'v<>':'*o*o*ci^^*o''*C'*o*o��*o*o*':'*o*C'��'0*o*o*'��*<*>*c��o*.-  FOM OF TENDER.  k.  THK    KOOTENA?,   :  }[  .,  ���-���/J'"  H (.) T !��� 1.  .1  A, R. MoDonnld, Proprietor.  R.   FlK'T  /Ml  TUAINOK   STK IO-.TS.  Tliik Kli-Ht C'lufcH Hoto' Intti bean ivmcifi'lcl 11ml it'll.n Mn-il Hii'<mi��Ik.iH  anil nHi-iK/ilie bent lutcoiiiiiiu.laiion In 'J ransliii'l or I-VriimiKMit  {[Guent&��� AinoiiuHii mid i.iirc.pciin iilmi.  FirstTst Wines, lienor?, und Qi&irr,.  ���      ^Bflliards   and   Pool.  Sealed Tenders will be received  by the undersigned up to the 24th  day of Feb. 1904, for the construction of a Drift or Tunnel on the Victor Lease of the Crown ' Group of  hydraulic leases on Spruce creek at  a point near what is known as the  Upper Canyon, said tunnel is approximately 250 feet long and must  be constructed according to Plans  and Specifications which may be  seen at the stores of the undersigned.  The tenders must state price per  foot in matter other than solid rock;  the additional sum'per foot, should  side lagging be required,- and the  price per foot of rock work.  Tr.e lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  D. G. Stewart, Discovery.  ^  James Stables, Atlin.  ,^c,4^+c*o+o*$+o^o*o^>+>X'��<^^<K>*<>40o**c>+o*c,*o*o*oof9'<:>  THE   GOLD    HOUSE,   ._; jii wi.  P'SCOi'EWY.   B. C.  A STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL:  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS 4.CIGARS.  Mixed Drinks a Specialty-  DININS   ROOM  SUPPUED  WITH  THK  WCST  THK  MARKKT   AFFORDS.  ^ Vegetables Daily From ^ur own Garden.  (Breaklast, 6 to 9, Lunch, 12 to 2, Dinner, 6 to 8.- .   -  cis&et  J8 i:<  I?  11 .J  DIXC��V    BP^-HCF.S,   rropiittois  Pool   &  Freighting and Teaming  Free.  Billiards;  ^      ' Hoiscs andSJei'hs for hire.  J.   II.   RICHARDSON,  At the_inquest held on the bodies of the ' Clallam victims, some  startling information has been furnished, the most important being,  that there is a pracrice of borrowing equipment from steamers out of  commission for the purpose of passing official inspection.  That all vessels be furnished with  their full equipment of life saving  apparatus, should be the first duty  of those in'charge of the vessels,  and non-compliance wilh such regulations should be deemed a crimi-  'nal offeuce. '  WANTED - FAITHFUL, PERSON TO CALL  ON retail truile and agents for manufacturing-lioutie hnvinjj well established business;  local territory; strtug-ht salary 420 paid  weekly and expense monej advanced; previous experience uuuecessury; position permanent; business successful. Enclose self-  addressed envelope. Superintendent Tra-  veler=, 605 Munou Bide., Chicago. r  ATLIN "A  DISCOVERY.  ��ct.   Atlin-Log Cabin.  * We publish the following which  appeared in the editorial column of  the Vanconver Province, and extend to Mr. D. Todd Lees, our late  managing editor, our best wishes for  the future success of his new publication.  "The British Columbia Lumber-  . man, the first number of which has  just been issued, is the latest  addition to the  press  of the Province.  It is a monthly publication, and is  under the management of Mr. D.  Todd Lees.    The first  issue is replete with information at once interesting to the public, and valuable  to the trade,  and  gives  assurance  of a successful aud useful future for  the   new    enterprise.     Mr.  Lees'  name iu connection with the direction of the paper guarantees that the  standard which the first   number  has set will he maintained.  The extent and growing influence of the lumber interests lb "this  Province justify the existence if  Jack Pkrkinson's Dog Teams  make regular trips Mondays and  Thursdays between Allin and Log  Cabin. For freight a-id passenger  rates apply "Claim Office."  Full Line of Clothing Just From the East  THE*   LATEST   STYLES. ,.  Complete Stock of'Dry Goods  THE    LATEST   IN    HATS,    BOOTS    AND     SHOES*  gjm~ GOLD   SEAL   GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods are the Eest srdvCur Pikes the Lowest.  HOTEL VANCOUVER.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID    UP   $.S.7oo,ooo.  RESERVE,   $3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie,  San Francisco,  Portland,  >,  Exchange sold on all. Points*  Skagway, etc.  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  ' ; - / D.  ROSS, Manager.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST  OF  GOODS  Sans* Johnstone,  Prop*  THE ROYAL HOTEL,  E.   ROSSELLI,  Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  W,  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAIKNGS-  FIRST  CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  The 'allowing Sailings are announced for the month of  Dceember leaving Skagway at 6  p.m., or on arrival of the train :  Amur:���January  9th. and 25th.  ,,    ���February roth and 25th.  For further information, apply or  write to   H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway, Alaska.  Hydraulic    Mining  s  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   OATHS,  .ANGLE   STKKL   RIFFLKS    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED  PIPE.  Estimates furnished on application  The Vaficouver Engineering Works,  VANC98V8B,  B,  C  v.*sW  m  ���mm  J/JM  m  yi&l  ��f  1  Pi  m  Urn  pi wattes:  IBM  I'  wK  V  J, l  i ���  Tribulation and, anguish upon the  soul of every man that worketh evrl.  *���Romans, ii.  A, good conscience that is at peace  frith God surpassetlv every joy.t It  fcomes to a man when he has loyally  &nd faithfully kept, the whole law in  his heart and has,stoutly resisted evem  Unto blood the allurements of evil.  There are many incentives in this  life of ours impelling one to wander  away from the paths of rectitude. It  is far easier to_ indulge one's self amid  the soft cushions of a pleasure-loving  life than to struggle with a soldier  ���.pirit to abide by the discipline of the  law. It is'much more agreeable lo  .float with the tide of easy-going friendships, to yield lo every inordinate desire of physical and social voluptuousness, than it is to stem the currents  by stern resolve' and harsh sclf-dcni.il.  One way, however, leads to moral  destruction; the other leads to the pastures of a peaceful conscience,- whcrci  prosperity and plenty abound. John  trie Baptist 5 in his prison is happy;  Herod on his 'throne is miserable.  How good it is to serve Godl What  pleasure and, tranquility there arc in  loving Himl He is benign and merciful to those whose hearts are right  fcefore Him. He is terrible to those  jwho offend and deny Him. A good  tonicience is'calm.and"at rest; a bad  conscience is '"turbulent and agitated.  Peace and repose reign in a soul which  ' belongs to God; trouble and inquietude distract the soul of"the wicked.. '  ' An hour ago I said Mass at, the  House of 'Calvary and about me were  a score of women in all stages' of incurable cancer. I^_could, hcar-jabove  " the lispings of prayer the" suppressed  moans of pain.. The cold finger of  death had touched the physical frame  of each, but the warm fire of a diwne  love glowed in their hearts of devotion. The excruciating"agony, of decaying tissue, wrenched from them "an  Involuntary groan,,/but the pleasure  and peace ��� of ' a good " conscience  wreathed their^ wan laces into lines of  joy. The certainty of. impending death  and the severing ;of "ah "ties' .that1 bound  them to home and lifelong friendship^  were little less than a daily martyrdom,'  but over'it all was the glow of,, a westering sun, that touched the landscape  bf their lives with infinite beauty and  brought their hearts into sympathy  with tke joys of a life beyond the  ^3���ave.,  The conscience of the just man is-a  type of heaven because he "is at peace  with God and God dwells,in his heart;  that of a sinner is' a type' of hell because it can find no rest and is .governed by the spirit of evil. Good men  fear nothing; the wicked fear^ everything. The just are good in them-  eelves ^because their lives are governed  by the inspirations of God; the seciet  motives and the ihidden life of the  tinner are corrupt and constantly at  fcvar with God. The just enter readily  feito themselves because all therein is  peace and consolation; the wicked dare  not enter into themselves because, like  the seething of the witches' caldion,  their hearts are a turbulent mass of  Vicious desires and unrestrained baseness. "Know thou and see that it is  a fearful and bitter thing for thee to  Siave loft the Lord thy God." "What  hast thou toMdo in the land of Egypt  but to drink the troubled waters?" The  Just live well amid the'pains and  anguish of life and die with joy; the  wicked live amid pleasures and enjoyments and die in bitter pain and  anguish.  A life in conformity with the commandments of God is even from a  temporal point of view the .more desirable. It writes its history in the beaming face; it shows itself in the sprightly step of those who aie glad of heart;  it touches with a clash of sunshine the  thoughts, and it 1.gilts up with a heavenly glow the desires of a soul that  experiences the friendship of God "A  good conscience is a continual fc.ist."  ���Proverbs, xv.  The joy of a good conscience being  go precious, it is to be sought a I any  cost, it must be secured at all hazards.  The first step is through repentance.  "But Thou hast mercy upon all because Thou canst do all things., and  ovcrlookcst the sins of men for the  6ake of repentance."���Wisdom, xi. The  baptism of water washes away from  the souls of children the stain of original sin; the baptism of blood washes  away every stain from the souls of the  martyrs; the baptism of the heart  cleanses the souls of all penitents. It  is impossible for any one to be saved  unless he does penance, and the measure of repentance must be according  to the extent of the guilt. "And now,  therefore, saith the Lord, be converted to me with all your heart in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning;  end rend your hearts and not your  garments, and turn to the Lord your  God, for' He is gracious and merciful,  patient1 and rich iu mercy! and ready to  forgive.!'���Joel,  ii." '  But while repentance is the key that  opens the door to ihe loys of a good  conscience a settled purpose to keep  tlie commandments is the means to  maintain one in their possession. When  Jesus Christ,enters into a man's heart  to become its master He brings with  Him a foretaste-of/the-pleasures qi  paradise. "I have found Him whom  my soul loveth and.I will not let* Him  go." The essence'of a good conscience is' to possess God, and there is  no sweeter joy on earth than this, not  is  there any higher bliss in heaven.  For the Farmer.  The process of tearing down', or what  is commonly termed "wearing out"  our land, has been the work of generations, and the building up must necessarily be the effort of years. On the  ordinary farm, with its live or six  year rotation; each particular > tract is  reached and worked only six or seven  times in one generation, which should  prompt us'to make as much improvement as possible' when opportunity offers.,,  ,   ,     - i    ,    ������ . *  Sheep are necessary on, some farms  in order to save much of the waste  materials. Sheep will cat many plants  that other animals will not touch. It  "may not be' profitable for some farmers to keep large llocks, of-sheep, but  a dozen sheep'will cost'almost nothing. The same may be said "of'one  or two pip1"1 which give a profit because they consume 'materials ' that  would othtrwise go1 to the manure heap,  but too many sheep or pigs may make  the item/ of labor too costly to allow  of a 'profit,   j   _-���     ,   ��� ,  ,Value of Shredded Fodder.  Ask'men who have made a practice  of feeding shredded foder why they do  it, andtthey wilKtell you that they feed  it because their cattle, horses and sheep  like it so well and thrive -so well upon  it, andf'because they cannot ilTord to  let it go to *waste and feed .hay which  _could be sold for two or, thicc times  as much as the prepared fodder costs.  When the farmer computes the cost  oLcuttmg and shredding his fodder, it  looks high, but he must remember that,  although it does cost him nom $2.50  to,$3.50 per, ton, it takes the place of  hay which has a market value from two  to three times that amount ,*Mcn who  have made a practice of feeding shfed-  ded fodder state that it costs from $3  to\.$5'an acre to���prcpare it, and that  ,an' acre *ot average corn will yield fiom  one and^ one-half ,to two l'and one-half  , tons of dry fodder. They say furthei  that a ton of fodder has'as nluch ,or  ���perhaps' more feed value than a" ton of  average hay. Corn used for 'shredding is-bound and shocked when the  grains are well dented _and ..glazed  ^oyer^'but'b'eforeV'tlfe 'slalklhas'ishov.n.  many, signs of ripening. When thoroughly dry it'is run ilnough the husker  and shredded'and stowed away in" the  mow.���Iowa Agriculturist.  charges will not Ik   over one cent pc;i  pound.      '    -  1 '  "The chickens'fatted at the illustration stations have born sold in Toronto,' Montreal,  St. John. N.B'', Halifax,  N S, Sydney, C B , .rnd Clnrloltetown.  P.E.I.,   and   also   to   dealers  m   other  smaller cities.    The price obtained for  -fat'ted chickens/in'Toronto was nc per  _pou-nd, in Montreal.' 13c por-pound, and  "in the cities in the Maritime Provinces,  with the exception  of  Charlotlelcvn  lie per pound.. The chickens were sold  in Charlottetown at 10c per pound;  The fattcd/xhickens sold to the merchants gave perfect satisfaction, and it  would be to the interest of farmers to  fatten their chickens^ before they are  marketed. The department could have  sold several times as many fatted chickens if an exlla number could have been  bought from the farmers in the vicinity  of the fattening stations. A Charlotte-  town merchant stated: "We have a reply from the party to whom we shipped the last lot,' and he speaks of them  as being very fine', and expressed surprise that we could produce such chickens in this country." Almost any farmer in this country can produce  fatted chickens "equal to the Government chickens at little extra expense  for labor and feed.  Double Yolked Eggs.  -- 1 "���  " , Many poultry dealcs are proud tl-at  their hens produce d tiibli-yolked effgs;  and I have known'nnin ���."<���.is cases ^in  my ' experience ' of lions' laying eggs  with three yolks. The habit, however,  is one" to be discourage i in .-very possible sway, says a writer in London  ^Farmer and Stockbre'cd-jr,, for it-is  not an indication .if productiveness,  but rather of disease It is csi-sed  either by some sudden disturbance  from' the ordinary conditions of life,  as a severe fright, orvelse it is_ due to  weakness of the egg organs���the natural process of formation" not being  gone through properly and regularly.  In almost every case this condition is  brought about by overfeeding���a too  rapid development of the yolks causing more'than one to leave the ovary  at a time to enter the oviduct.-" A hen  which once gets into this habit will  always be'liable to illness, which usually takes the form of loss of power in  the legs, even if an actual rupture dpes  not * occur internally. Such a hen  should therefore be put at once on  short rations with a view to checking  for the time being the development of  eggs. It* is not the hen which lays a  double-yolked1 egg occasionally that is  a profitable hen. What tin poultry  farmer should aim at is a h or general standard in egg production���a better average size and more regular laying ' Some hens only lay once'every  two or three days These are the "un-  profilables," and they are often the  birds which arc addicted to the "double  yolk" evil.   ' -u  1        Great Demand for Poultry.  The Dominion Department of Agriculture has received communications  from British dealers who desire to purchase Canadian poultry. One of the  dealers, Mr. James lilackbun of Manchester, Eng., is at present :n Canada  negotiating .for the shipment of poultry. For four years the Department  of Agriculture has exported the chickens fatted" at the'illustration stations  to ,Mr. Blackburn. The dealings have  been perfectly satisfactory, and the  prices obtained for 'he chickens" have  been profitable. Mr. Blackburn said  that he would like to handle 3,000 cases  of chickens per week.  Mr. Hare, chief of the Dominion  Poultry Division, states that prices offer substantial inducements to Canadian exporting firms to ship poultry  to Great Britain The poultry should  be forwarded in a steamship cduipped  with cold storage. The railway and  steamship companies will inform shippers when suitable steamships will leave  St Joh.i or Ilalilax Even on small  consignments   of  poultry    the   fi eight  When Booker T. Washington was  naked by a, Southerner recently to prove  to a Northern audience that that section  was really responsible,.for the introduc  tion of slavery into the-American colon  /, , Wtt8,1higton said he was .reminded of the story of an old colored  man who had a pig, which he sold one  morning to a white man for three dol  Iars. The white man drove off with"his  purchase, but on the road the pig escaped  and found its way back to Uncle Zeke'*  cabin. A little later, another white man  came along, and Uncle Zeke sold him the  Same, pig for,another three dollars. On  his way home with- the pig the second  purchaser encountered the first returning  in search of the escaped animal. After  some wrangling, they decided to "go back  and refer the question t'o the 'old darkey  Uncle Zeke" said number one, "'didn't  you-sell me this pig at'nirV o'clock thi-'  morning?" "Sho' I 'did, massa." "But  Uncle Zeke," said number two, "didn't 1  pay you three dollars for" this pis? a I  ��.S1y,e��clockT7 '"Sh0' you did> niassa"  ��n , ' en' wl?�� does thc P'g belong toT'  Sakes fthve �� sard Uncle Zeke, "can't you  white, folks settle dat question between  yo'selves?"' -   ,' \  .-Like many Frenchmen, especially those  nailing, from, the south of France, President Loubcfc.is very fond of those na  tronal dishes 3n which garlic"'forms tin  important, ingredient.  Once, in his lawyei  clays, when he, was pleading in court af"  ter having partaken of some such dish  his   democratic   tastes   in   this   respect  placed him in a somewhat embarrassin���  position.   The presiding-judge happened  to be a man of aristocratic origin ond  breeding, to whom the odor of gailic was  absolutely,, intolerable.    M. Loubet rose  and began'his argument.    He  had not  proceeded Very far.'whon'th'e judge was  observed  to  sr.ilt  rather uncomfortably  and' to  take out 'a perfumed  handker  chief, reinforcing 'it 'a few, moments lat  er with a smelling-bottle."   These measures, however, proved of no. avail as a  protection from the pungent and penetrating, effluvium which emanated from  the future President of, the republic. At  last, his olfactory sense .rising in open  rebellion, the indignant judge,, shouted:  "Usher,  open  the  windows; 'open   the"  doors.   For heaven's sake, let .out this  abominable smell I" ..Since then M. Lou-,  bet, it is said, though he still "preserves  his simplicity of life, has eliminated gar-"  lie from his articles of diet.  1  The Value of A Character.,  "      '    '"���'.���'    ~-        f    ��� ���''  The captain of a large steamer 'was  once filling up his ciew for a long voyage, when a seaman came up and said:  - "I want to sail wid you, sir."  - "All right, my man," replied the captain.   "On what line have you sailed before ?'���'  "P. and O., sir."  "What countryman?"  "An Oiriahman/J was the reply.  "Well, you must get a character."'  The character was obtained,'" and as  the Irishman was presenting it another  seaman came up and said he wished tc  join. 1 , ,  ���     .  "What line were you on before?" asked  the captain.  "Cunard,  sir."  "Whnt countryman?"  "Englrsh, your honor."  "All right. Go foi ward"  v Shortly afterwards, as the two vveic  swilling the decks in a heavy sea, the  Englishman was swept overboard, bucket  and all Unmoved, Paddy finished his job  and then went to the captain's cabin.  "Come in," responded the officer to his  rap.   "What's up now?"  "Do you lciiH'inber Bill Smith, Ihe Eng-  lishmair and CunurdcrV" queried Pat.  "Ceitainly, my man."  "You took him without n character?"  "I believe so; what of that?"  "lie's gone overboard wid your buck  it."  The "Infernal Member."   "  At'the meeting of the State Medical  Society, of . Pennsylvania, a few ,dav'i  "go, papers dealing wluh aipperiiii  citis were read by Br. -John B  Dcaver of Philrdelphia, and Dr. Rich  a-rd Henry Gibbons of Scnuiton, boll  -prominent surgeons. Dr. Dcaver s.u<  tKot he had during the past ycar'oper  ated-in 500-cases-of appcridircrtis, wlvu^  'indicates that the disease is"as fashion'  able a�� ever. The strange part of Iht  doctor's atatemen.1, however, vas thi  otrly five per cent, of, these'500 cases ha<"  terminated fa.tally, and they, 4hc-d��  clared, would not have resulted bhusa,  ihey had not been neglected. The thing  to do, according to Dr. Dcaver, is to havr  tlie vermiform appendix snipped out th<  minute it begins to be troublesome. '"  'advocate instant operation," he e\  .plained, "and I never cut so that astitcl  is necessary." In other words, the pa  tient .who "goes to Dr. Doaver in tinv-  tihuts his eyes, takes a long breath', ther<  is a tweak and'a snip, and.lo! the gre-ai  r expert flips the appendix into a-pite of  them in o. corner, and the business i^  done with. This is . encouraging, anc  should serve aso. strong incentive to peo  pie whose vermiform appendices don'"  properly behave to have them out. Dr  Giboonn is even more relentless' than Dr  Deaver in his opposition to the appendh  He waa known, he said, as a physician  who was "always cutting out the oppen  dix," end he always advocated the re  moval of all appendices, whether thej  were supposed to be diseased or ntot  Removing a'healthy vermiform appendix  he declared, was no more dangerous1 than  having one's hair cut, and with the "in  fernal, member," as he ^called it, T gone  there-would obe a serious"danger out oi  tho way forever. He admitted that he  cut out the troublesome thing every timt  he got a chance, and his remarks clearly  indicated that he would aa soon, see a  child of his-growing up with horns as  with a Yermiform appendix. ������  Women as Judges,of Character!  ', New Story of Pius X. ' <"2>A '  ' Tho  following  story  of , the Pope  isr   - "  told in the Italian pnpcis.  'A deputation ���.  of the monies of some Order had oh- -  bained ��n Interview with him.   Accoiding,        ,  to  tlie otiquette of   thc  Vatican,   only'      '  Cardinals    are  allowed   to   sit   in    tha  Pope's presence, and an invitation from  him to  do so is deemed  equivalent to'    j  .the promise of a Cardinalate.   Pope Pius  t  X\ islo- plain man, utteily indillerent to  the etiquette of the Papal Court.    He, i-   *  therefore,   begged   the  monks   to   take  seats.    They hardly knew whether they ���  could'venture, to do go, and whilst they  stood hesitating he said to them, "You  do not, I suppose, 'expect  me to  draw  your chahs"forward for you?" ,  - Would that all other Sovereigns had  strength of mind to put an end 'to^ tho  ^ne'monial tomfooleries of former .ages .  that 'encircle them! devoutly exclaims \ ,  "Truth.? All the bowing and scraping, "��� ^  'the kissing of hands, the retiring back- ^  ward, and such like antics are "-out of - '  date. I recognize the ditty of every '  citizen to'- treat his oflfrcial head with -. ^ ,  respect, whatever bo the title by which, -  he is known. But all such tricks only t  befit a performing dog,1 and are out of  place when thc performers are human;  beings. Court uniforms, to my thinking,  are equally absurd. What can be mora,  ridiculous than'' some peaceful iciti/en,  fat and scant of breath, masquerading '  ai a deputy lieutenant in a military'uniform, or some worthy- father-of a. ' , _  family in a velvet coat,, knee-breeches, ' t  and rufflea? Yet so silly and so little,  sense of humor have these guys that I ._  havo seen many of them disporting^  themselves in club? in this array, and^',. ^|j  I am credibly informed that they actu- "' _.,,; J;W  ally exhibit themselves to .their admiring^ r 'VuM<\  families, as proud of their appearanco' "-"J^  as a barn door cock is of ibis feather*. .  s  I.J  k  I  'Rl  ; Sir  : r,l<  ll  ,'*  4  it  A Despiser of Letters.  Are,women better judges of'character  .than men?   A clever'man, the other day   ^^   ^   whose profession as a barrister had given  ^^ '^lo ^eyr Thackeray personally���,  him many,, opportunities of studying men ^OTle ��f ^hom ��eintainly deserves imrnor-  ^Sigma" in his remrni--cences in "Blackwood's Magazine" (by_ the way, can "Sigma", be  Goldwin    Smith?)   says    that  excepting   Justin   McCarthy,   he   has,  met ���in   his   time    only    two   individ*  and women, confessed that where his judg  nrenrt'of acquaintances, had often misled  him, his wife had never .made a mistake1  It is difficult to explain yrhy ' women  should be ��rueh efficient critics. The 'average wom��n pi obably could not' bast  her dislike of a person, immediately afbei  bis or her introduction to her, on arguments that would'appeal to  the. m��l*  , mind ee'reasonable.'  She simply, knowi  'thnt ��xme nryeterious intuition prompt*1  her .to pronounce Mr. Smith's or-Mrs  Jonerf..comd��nna!bion. "The reason why  I cannot tell; I do not'iove thee, DooUw  sFeil." '       ' '\  Women ere more suspicious than, men  ���ndj 'as a rule, more observant.- Littlt  trinifcs of ehainacter which.'' escape a rna.n  arc simply ^revelations to his wife. Women are supposed to be more impression  able, more susceptible, more .trusting  than men, but facts do not bear out this  'supposition. .Quite as many nren,rnakt  foolish marriages as women; indeed, H  may be doubted whether- more than a  ���mail minority of the fatter maairy.witih-  ^out hteving formed a pretty accurate esti  mate ��f tSeir^ partners' chairaeterB.  Strong reasons may induce a woman tc  aeeept a man���she may besttired-of hei  joTcriy, her 'loneliness or, hardi.work���  but she is "quite as well awar�� of his  faults 88 other people. Women, are rar^  ly so unwise as to marry, nls do, men  solely for the sake of les beaux yeux..A��  tality, though unfortunately I am unable  to record 'his name, having forgotten it"  in the ma/rcHi of 'time.   I met itihis indi-'  vidua! alt dinineir nearly thirty years ago,J  when in my first 'Thackeray' enithusiasp-  He was a gray-headed, square-jawed 'diner-out,* apparently of "about Bixity-eight  or seventy, with an assor.tiive nisi-prius  manner, and one of those rasping voices r  t!h*lt seem to dominate tilie darmlar-babie.  After, dinner, on the departure of an'in- .  tervening  lady,   I   found,   myself   compelled to 'dose-up' to this objectionabley ,  fellow-guest. As it happened, a minute   or"  two, previously I had h��ard. "Mmi allude -  to the Charterhouse as 'hisi former public  school.   'Why,' thought I, ,'this old gen-.'  tleman was most probably ait the Ohar- .  terhouse   with    Thackeray;   * suppose   I  break the ice by enquiring.'   Accordingly, after an- uncomfortable moanent iu  which he seemed to be considering whether I,was Worth balking to or not, I tim-    '  idly'ventured   to   lemark ,bhait   I   'had*-'  heard him alluding to the Char ten-house,  and wondered if byrany chance he was ^  there with Thackeray.    'Thackeray, sir;  what" Thackeray ?' he answered with a  contemptuous stare.    'I mean the great  Thackeray,' I rejoined, raibher astonished., >  'What!'  he  rejoined;   'the ���fellow   who  wrote books?    Oh yes, he aval, my fag,     r  and'a sniveling little beggar"I .thought  him;   often hawe I given him a sound"  kick for a  false quantity in his Latin"  to juigiag her own sex, a woman.B, as a ���,!����,. T thought nothing of hian, sir���  rule,' just, unless tire particular < perso�� nothing, I can assure you!' 'Ah, but,' I  bo* eome between her and the roan sh��  exciaimed, 'you have changed your opdn-  lovea. "Then" indeed does she mote" out nt  , mwrcy, and. the "deair friend" of .a. mo-  Htent    before  is  transformed    *~x~  tnoastw of iniquity.  into    v  - Declined.  His Excuse.  "You can't go insidr," said the door>  keeper of the village theater, wherein a  ���eitain "Uncle Tom's Cabin" aggregation  yere holding forth.   "You are drunk."  "Zrunk?" echoed the applicant for ad-  pission, who was lavishly and luridly  ighted up inside. "Coursh I'm���hie;���  trunk! Why ��� tjoodgosh'lmighty I���do  fou s'pose I'd���hie���wants, see your  lamed old show if I wa��n't-  irunkt"���"Smart Set."  -hie���  Major Pond, who was responsible foi  introducing to the public some ,of the  greater and lesser lights of the lecture  platform, had many an experience full oi  eccentric'humor. Sometimes his charges  met'him with the greatest good humor.  Often those whom he approached felt  compelled to beat back his persuasions  almost at the point of the bayonet; foi  nobody was so persuasive as Major Pond.  Mr. Kipling replied to a tempting pie-  position:   > >  "I might do it as soon as I had two  mortgages on my house, a lien on tho  horses, and a bill of Sale on the furniture, and writeis' cramp in both.'handsj  but at present I am busy, and contented  to go on with,the regular writing business." *  The great preacher, Charles Spurgcon  repulsed him in an ascending scale of denial.   The first reply ran:  "It will only be a waste of time for  yoai to see me, as I am not at all in youi  line."  The 'second said:  "Your good-natured pertinacity is so  admirable that I trust you will not  waste it upon an impossible object. The  whole United States in bullion would not  tempt nic to deliver one such lecture."  The third reply was conclusive:  "I have, in as plain a manner as pos  sible, declined to make your acquaintance, and I beg, with all courtesy and  decision, to do the same again. I know  your business, and I have no wish to en  ter upon it fuither."  !       :  Privileged.    ,���    .<_...  Tlie Honorable Colonel William J.  Bryan appears to believe that the constitutional provision regarding free  spriech was inserted for his especial  benefit.  ft,  Fired.  Tenchcr (to pupil, whom he has caught  nimicking lum)���Tom Jones, if vou do ^^  ^   ���_  ���.,   _u    d  lot stop acting like a fool, I shall send Jones, ond Jones put him out."  rau from thc elaas.                                   - I -  "I understand Blankley wae ejected  from Jones's house, where he went to  pay a visit."  "Yea, 'he was  an  old  flame of Mrs.  ion since, of course?' v 'Not ait all,' he ;  growled, 'not at all; -why should fft  ���Why, on account of his books/ I retorted, fairly staggered. "Never read a syllable of them," I give you my word!' ha  growled with magnificent complacency;  bhen, turning his back with a gesture of  infinite disdain, he proceeded to tackle,  his neighbor on the other side. When I  told this to Mr. McCarthy, he felicitously  observed, , 'What wouldn't Thackeray  have given to have known that man!' " (  *,  __^ 1 I  Counsel (to witness)���How_ can y<Mi *  pro\ e that the prisoner stole six of your  handkerchiefs'? "W hy, because they  were my handkerchiefs that were found,  on him. Look at them for yourself.  They aie exactly thc same as mine."  "That pioves nothing. I have somo  handker chiefs like thoaC." "That's qui to  possible",replied the witness, "seveial  more of mine arc missing."���Ex.  He had risked his life to rescue the  fair maid from a wateiy grave, and, of  com��.p, her father was duly giateful.  "Youpg man," he said, ''I can ne\er  thank .011 sufficiently for your heroic  act. You inclined an awful risk in saving my only d night v." '"None whatever, sir," replied the amateur life-saver;  "[ am already married."���Chicago "Daily  News."  Coclineyisms.  The following dialogue between a 'bus-  driver and a droopy-looking youth with  a well-watered silk hat who was handling the reins on the box of a brougham  is a fair sample of the ready wit and  the equally ready animosity of the London Jehu. Thc youth had evidently inconvenienced the 'bus-driver in soma  subtle way���a state of affairs in which j s  each party, according to the other, 13 to j }  blame. , ��� it  1    'Bus Driver���'Ere;   yon  ought to  b��   U  diivin' cows in the country,-you ought!     r  Droopv Youth���Garni" w'ere'o the reg"- :,  lar man?" The company don't know you're \f  takin' 'is job, do they?  'Bus Driver���You're the man wot  washes dahn the brougham, ain't yer?  Droopy YouUi���'No-wonder you ain't  gat many passengers; they judgas By the  floe, yer know.  'Bua Driver ���Fioe! Wot d'you call  that tiling yon've got? W'y, it only  wants a 'nnd'le to ho a 'atchet.  Droopy Youth (whipping up his horse)  'Du* Driver���That's.right; you 'urry'  heme; yer farver wante 'ia 'atI  I  I  1  '   >S 1 f     "��� rC (       ��  ,    *     [  ,-1 ���-',' .      - -  ����'  n  ATLXK   ^'C.;    SATUJUiAY,    FBitRUA&Y *&  ��*&���  ->,(   '  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Ot)UT��h oi fixijtlatid:  St. Uartia't Ch'tiroh, cor. Third aw\ Traln-  or Mvata. SuTisfay servlcea, Muting at 11 n.  (in., Kten��on;r7:80 p. to. Celebration of Hoi}  ��� Communion, lit Sunday in etu'b month uml  bw Syec-ir.l oomaioua. Sundujr School. Sunday at 9 p. zu. Committee Meeting*, 1st  Thtu ~daj in divch month.  Ke>. 1>V1. Stupticiiuoii. Rector.  i       ' .  St. Andrew'* Prutlijterirfii Church hold  ���eiviupH in the Cliuroli on Second Street.  Mormiitf wrwi-e nt II nvmilni; km vice 7:S0  ' SuniIrv School nt flu- close wi tho nioi-iiliifj  ���orvire. Kev. H.Tui-kiiigtnii, Minister. Free  Rending Kaoni, to wliioli nil lire wolcome. .  %  ft'Alt    Nl  McDonald's Grocery makes,, a  specialty of fresh eggs and butler.  On January 22nd., last, the Russian Grand Duke Alexis broke the  bank at Monte Carlo, winning $50-  coo.ooin half an hour, playing roulette.    ���'. ' i  Japanese have captured the Russian steamers Nenni and Mukden  belonging to <tke. Chinese  Eastern  Ry- Co.-'       ;   -" .  Ottawa, Feb) i'i.���Secretary of  State issued notice today at request  of the Colonial Secretary, commanding all Canadians' to remain neutral  in the war between Japan and Russia.  J?  lh  Vt_/i  g<&B!H  Latest Periodicals and Magazines  at  C. R: Bourne's.  Ten thousand rabbits were slain  in a rabbit drive in Oregon, theskii-  mish line was 2 }/j miles long,  * Fresh Eggs just arrived at E. L.  Pillnian & Co's.  Circulating Library, containing  the best books, at C. R. Bourne's.  Mrs. Mavbriek was released from  prison orrjanua'ry 31st. 1904. after  having completed fourteen years of  a life sentence imposed upon a con-,  viction for" murdering her husband.  She will leave England for America,  , .Latest' Magazines, Periodicals  and Circulating Library at E. L.  Pillman'&'Co.  James Dunsmuir has given tl e  government of B. C. an option' on  the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railroad  for $3,500/000. Mr. Diinsmuir reserves all coal deposits and coal  lands,  'i -l v  For Airtight Heaters,", Building  Paper, Steel Traps, Gunpowder and  London.���Lord Roberts has accepted the appointment to the new  office of Inspector General of London. Lord Roberts will be succeeded in six"'mon"tlis by the Duke  ofCounaughl, whose command in  Ireland will be taken over by General Grenfell.  Iu Windsor Castle, this afternoon in St. Georges Chapel, wlicre  tlie late Queen Victoria married the  Prince Consort, and on tlie anniversary of that wedding, Prince Alexander of IVck and Princess'Alice  of Albany were married, King Edward giving the bride away.  Ottawa.���Duncan'C. Fraser, of  Guysboro has been ^called to the  Supreme Com t Bench of Nova Scotia to succeed Justice Henrj', who  has retired. A bje-election to fill  this vacancy- in parliameut will  take place en March   t6th.  Baltimore, Maryland, almost  completely wiped out, by big fire  Sunday Monday. ' Estimated damage 'two hundred million. ��� Area  mile square. ~  ~  Baltimcre, Md. Feb." 9 :���The  great fire is now under control after  forty hours of hardest work by.fire  fighters of this and surrounding  cities; with exception of few. buildings 140 acres is devastated .A careful round of the hospitals .reveals  the.fact that not a  single, life "was  ( 'We fare  still .doing   ItufiWfs at the  Old Stand'    ' '   ' ���'    -   ".   --  THE  IRON    STORE. -    ,  . And are to the front with' Fresh Eggs  and the best brands j'of? Butter,, backed up  by a full line of Groceries, best brands on the  Market.        ' '������,.'  "OUR   MOTTO:   Fair treatment to all. .  OUR   AIM:   Once ��� Customer,'Always a Customer.   '  THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA PpVvER  AND * '.  MANUFACTURING. "Co'.,. Limited. '.  .ELECTRIC . LIGHT    KATKSf: - Installation,   $3:50 per light.     .  IS Candle Power Incandescent $3iQOi  iS.       ���  r*  0��  $t:SO  > nor month ncr ltt,ht*  w  1*  Cheaper, Better, Safer, Ci.eaL.iek, '& Hea  1.TH11CK Than Oil.  MoDMti StSAM LauKDIIY IK C0K5ICTI0N-��� WASH BEDELS COLLECT���  &   Oeliveueb.  Bettej Work and Cheaper Rates than any Possible by Hai&.'Labor.  J. T. REQAN.  ATLIN- &.   DISCOYERY.  Ammunition, you get the best value Most  Rome:���Pope Pius  x. is practi  cally blind.   His  sight  has failed!  at J.'D. Durie's  -Hector Ross, N. W. M. P. and  collector of Canadian Customs at  Wiiite Pass, shot himself at Dawson last week.  a. * t  Get your price's for Wall Paper  at E. L.s Pillman & Co's before ordering elsewhere.  Canada has been presented with  five cannon captured from the  Boers; they, will be retained as trophies.        1 -  Fresh Smoked Halibut and Finnan Haddock just arrived at the  A: T. Co. Ltd.  Shelf and  Heavy  Hardware.  Giant  Powder  Fuse   and  Gaps.  Tin and Granite  Ware���Miner s <ft Black--  smith's^Supplies.���Doors and Windows..  One  Price  to  All*  continuously since his ascensioa to  the  Papacy,     owing   to   extreme  dampness, of the air in the Vatican.  Melbourne 9th:���Premier Irving  has resigned on account of ill health  ROYAL   HOTEL  TENDERS    WANTED.  DISCOVERY,    O  -  B.   C.  Mr. C. E. Wyiin Johnston arrived here 01a Monday  night to look  over  the  Beavis property with the  view  of doing some development  work, which will be started at once.  Mr. Johnston is calling for  tenders  to sink a shalt *n the  property   for  the first 50, ft. and will continue the  shaft iu order to intercept  the pay  <:hute already encountered on  the  old incline-  Large stock of Fresh   Fruit and  Vegetifrle* at the A. T. Co". Ltd.  During the winter months tbe O.  K. Barber's Shop will  only havel  Bath* ready on Wednesdays  an d  Saturday*, Price 75 cents.  Sealed tenders will "be received  by the undersigned up to 18 Feb.  1904 for the sinking of a shaft en  the property known as the Beavis  property, to a depth of 50 feet, said  shaft to be 5x7 ft.; and the tenders  must include timbering as far as  necessary.  Specifications may be seen at the  address given below.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  " C. E. Wynn Johnson,  Royal Hotel, Atlin  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS .& CIGARS.  ALEXANDER   BLAfN,   Proprietor.  NOTICE.  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  5th.   inst,   are as follows:  Feb.  Slaughter Sale of Dry  Goods  *t  K. L. PiUmaa & Co's.  ?  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  25 below  29  32  it  30       !  21  Re Atlin Mining Co., Ltd.  , To all whom it may concern:  NOTICE is hereby giveu that C  M. Hamshaw has been appointed  to take charge of ail property and  assets of the above mentioned company. '  All parties having accounts or  claims of any kind whatsoever  agaiuSt-thc said Company are hereby requested to send statement of  same immediately to said C. M.  Hamshaw, Atlin, B. C.  This notice to take effect as from  the 6th. day of February, 1904.  Dated this 12th. day ot February 1904.  For The Atlin Mining Co. Ltd.  S. G. Brufr. Secretary.  Prico Only      $13.25  aiiirio v.\ j:11 iho 1 uimhim aili-  hers both lliui ,-uid Center Firo.  Weight nbout 7 ivounds. Standard kricl Tor rim firo cartridges,  -i inclicf- h\)i- cenccr-firo curt-  n'dges, !2(i i.idia'J.  Jr* tlic��o i illci n:-a not cnri ieil i^ stock  liy.vour italic.-, Tsonit jiiicn . ml imj will  send jfc to you .��j��"css jircjiaid.  Send st.-raip forc.italoff <lcseril)inrr<>oni-  I j>lot�� line and containing -v.iluabio iii-  ;' foi nratwu to fcljooters. ^  Mr.    Sam.   MacCauley  from the Coast yesterday.  arrived  The J. Sraps Aseis m Tool Co.  P. U. 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