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The Atlin Claim 1903-02-21

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In the first place,  theie will be a lengthy jnd an im-  "portaut bill oj; fare piesented by the  'CovernmentT"'andI ,111 addition to  this, there will bca large number  of public and private bills.:' Among  the Government measures will be  the bill' for the redistribution of  constituences, a bill providerg for a  railway commission, and a bill for  the settlemeut of railway strikes by  arbitration. The .Alaskan boundary will also be one of the important matters discussed, while the application for charter, by the Orand  Trunk'Pacific Railway, for a transcontinental railroad is looked forward to' as one of the most interesting subjects with which Parliament  \-vill have to,deal.. Besides this,  there are several, other applications  for-railway ^charters andr&ilfosd  extensions all over the country.-."  \ Copper Market Depressed/-  The closing down of the smelting  ^plants of the State of Montana,  owned by the Amalgamated Copper Co. at 'Anaconda, Bulte and  Great Falls, as hanging in the ��bafl.-i  ance. At a meeting of the.directors  of the Company to be held in New  York this month, positive action  will be taken, and if it is decided to  close down 10,000 men will, be  thrown out of employment- This  corporation is the largest smelter  company in the world, and action  such as, it is said, every indication  points to, will have a serious effect  on every copper district on the continent.  In the city ol Butte it is stated  that business is paralysed, while  the banks have cut down credits  until there is'barely enough to~coai-  duct the routine business-��f the  city.  The principal reason assigned  fortius slate of affairs is lhe latest  reduction of five cents per pound in  the copper market^ -while, at tire  same time, it is stated that there is  a greater fight on than ever by tlie  Amalgamated for the control of tl��  copper product of the State.  In the three 'cities mentioned it  ,,is stated that since the  first of the year there has been a  fall in real estate, which is indicative that the reports that-are in circulation are at least credited -as  . possible.  A Fatal Fire.  The Finnish colony on Malcolm  Island, opposite Alert Bay, B. C,  has had it serious blow to its property Three weeks ago, while a  meeting of the men of the colony  was in progress in the .assembly  hall, fire Jjrofce out in'ihc big tluee-  storey building, in which ��� were ;'4  living apartments, ' occupied by  the mariied men. "Nothing could  be done ^ to check the flames and  eleven pcrso��is ,were burned 'to  death, s*\en were seriously,' perhaps fatally injur eel, and ten others  painfully injured. The 'majority  of the women and children escaped  with nothing "but theii night  clothes. There has been much dis-  tress on .the island. Relief was  promptly sent from the coast cities  as soon as news of the disaster was  received.  There Arc Others.  '. Atlin is not alone in Its " grip "  epidemic, as the ^ following telegraph: briefs will show:  London, ' Feb." 7.���The King,  who is suffering from-a mild attack of .influenza, passed a ' good  night, and is making favorable pro-  gress'tovvards recovery.  Three deatbs'from influenza are  reported from the .west riding of  Yorkshire, where thc disease is assuming epidemic form.  Influenza is very prevalent in'  rnany^districts" -of Queen's county, |  Ireland. '_  r Influenza has attacked nearly all  lhe inmates of South Molton workhouse, Devon.,  There is more solid c��tnfort iu a  cup of Blue Ribbon Tea flian in aj  gallon of most beverages.   >_  An Opportunity,  > n-  Atlin .Wil  Be  Called "Upon to Entertain -f.-- The Annual  ���**     N *��� VI"  \r -- -   iM6etmg;"of American Mining: Engineers/      ' " r  . The current issue of "the Engineering, and _ Mining .Joairnal/^calls  attention,to the proposed excursion  of the Society of American" Mining  Engineers, ���wfaicb. is' arranged to  take place next August The itinerary of this excursion will cover  British Columbia and, Alaska, and  will include 'Atlin, Whitefaorse and  Daw^ora. The, mem-bership of this  society includes more mining >en-  giireers than any other organization   in   the ^wcnld.       IProminent  mining men"' of��� every nationality,  to the" numbe^oC^over 3000 .belong  io tbe'socie^V aa��d -ari*, averagevof  about 250 ladies and/gentlemen attend these' attuual exewrsions.  Only great goodv to .tlie-cotrtitries  visited can result - from trbese excursions." ' lit will behoove the  people in this section to arrange  for libe<entertaiirment of thce-x-cur-  sicnists w'beu they arrive, and to  see to it ,that their visit is made  both .a pleasaiut and a profitable one.  The Wave of-Reform.  Following' in the wake of the  Sound cities and many other towns  in the West, Anaconda, _ Montana,  is now a tight shut town as far as  gambling is concerned.  To Re-tnforce the Herd.  The U. S. government has contracted witTT fbe Northwesterii  Commercial Go. .to trra-nsport 1000  reii/deer from Siberia -to re-inforce  itbe Alaskan herds.  A Fatal Bet  Weslej 0"Bnieri, of Minneapolis,  is dead thro lgh tiying to win a  whiskey drinking wager.  Tl>e Grarrd Trunk Pacific has  added Dawson to the list of cities  *o which branch lines are projected.  After the payment of a dividend  of 2 per cent on preferred stock  and 2*4 per cent on common stock,  the directors of the C. P. R. set  aside a surplus of $3,202,907 for  the half year ending December  last  Atlin in the East.  Mr. E. S. Busby, Inspector .of  Canadian Customs) was a .visitor to  Atlin this week, for tthe purpose of  making his annual_ inspection ����f  the local Customs -office. Mr.  Busby recently returned from :a  vacation, spent in .the East, and he  informs us that Atlin .has begtwi to  make a very considerable stir u\  ���the I��ast, and that during next  season we -may look for a great influx -of people and capital. The  steady and persistent development  of the district has done more to establish tlie .reputation'ofAtlki than  any amount of'booming could faave  done. Mj. Busby says that he was  agreeably surprised - to find the  disln'clso *well spoken of and he-  had many an anxious enquirer to  satisfy. Fortunately, his opinion  of the distiict is of the highest,  so we may rest satisfied that.'he;gdt  in a good word or two.  The first .of ithe season's crop >0f  oranges.at iE. L. Pillman & Co.'s.  Ivafcest Novels .at C. R. Bourne's  Circulating Library.  THE FRASER RIVER.  11  Dredging   has   Seen   Made -to  ,    Pay-  .     .  An Eng-llsb  Company (Has a Fifty  ,ln , .Per Cent Dividend  from'jut  Old Style Dredge.  On the eve of extensive dredging  operations in the Atiin "distriot, .the t  following extract from a report of    -  ���  the   Fraser   River   Dredging   Co.   -' -  wMl 'be'df 'interest, especially \o in       '���,'  view oftheTacCfhat this distiict ih    ,   l  known to4have an *'immense area of  rich  auriferous -groumTcapable of  exploitation <by this method."  'Tlie  report was made by the chaacman  of the company diained/aipoif ihks ' '     <  return to ijondon  'from' the com-  pa^iy's .property -at Lytton, S. C. ���  "The Company* received veiry  "encouraging results,, so much so,,  that in   five consecutive weeks Lt i  cleaned up 200 ounces of gold, sufficient, in Tact, to '^ive^aTnefprofit' ���  ori the paid-up capital-;-of-tfie coat- ������  pany at'rtbe rate" >of jb peTi'!j��"it"p��r  annu<aaTr-.I!'rom;a,:vuaiber-'of'C!rrefiil  tests" jnade,'^'thc" OT'efage.siiowctl^ir',;  over $2 per -cubic ya^^'Sucti'i^"   [ )  turnsvUi ���CaRfortiia'WOuUl:fcbe,con-;;;'"*,i ,"���'"  siaered'abnomiadly rich, and.wo,uia-  r~ ,\-  yield.a'veTy/3a?ge '.preffit .-after tliki,--.    ;{',  pa>ymentof'workhi-g expenses.  '' No satisfactory method has yet  been   ptit an  operation for saying        ^  the bladk sand wliicli appears to hi  rich in gold, with . assays waiting,  fooni 2^4 to, 4*ouiices>of gold to the >  ton.       .1  v wSome Hnteresftng experimenta    '  were made by the company's an- ���  gineer in order.to arrive at an idea  of  the   distribution of tlie .gold in  the   river's   bed.      In  .the ,place  wheue be anade his testrfhe^wator  was'9 feet in 'depth, the first,2 fe^L  'feelow this-gave 23'J^ grains.of^golg  peryaFd, Abe me?:t.2 feet, -lO'grains  per^yard, and rfbe ���nex.\.i6 feet had    .  weny How <gdld   values, while the  4ast"6 ifeet, <to'bed rock,-gave no gol^  values at all.*"  T>he -^dredge in iise.on'fthis.pro-   -  petty3sdescribed .as '"not 'completely -satisfactory., -and-is extravagant to work.   Bverytbi��g;over-2c  ounces per w>eekis profit."   '.Whea u  it is taken into <consideratk>u .that   '  dredges in New Zealand iart handling grarvel, ^.t a weekly cost .of rj^.  ounces,  itb-e Eraser .riwer -dredge  must 'be'" nuique."  The Eraser River 'Dredghig Co.  jcoutrols'iour'dredging leases, some  .of the*e including the richest bare;  on>the river,'which .-are regularly  washed at'low water <eadh year by  miners with "-rockers."  w  ���<"'��,'B  -V  -^ ^^  r,v  l/aw ��^ii~ii. tJGjLi  j^S  ��Kfrw  K$.  ���&  f%  ' 'U  fef,  vk>i  m  M  ��$\  Coming West.  ��*  7h-  'President Roosevelt has pos>'  tively promised to visit PilS*-'  Ssmnd in Ajxcil.  sa&��WF*  fWr^S/iy.?h.-'^ 'V,v'i4-V'Si��sjfii'-l'S\<,j:''ii'����': ��� ,-,.'i/-'i'-!>-J'-K'&>:?,:,','.��' ,7i?-"' ���'---1 "r-X'fr'A&jC^.'-jS(S*iiai��ftw^ai.sta��> -..<'r.*ii.��jp-*'����aM����K A Four Leaved Ciover.  WAS hard at work drawing a  bird, which might eventually  draw a cheque, when the doorbell  sounded. X didn't want to be interrupted, for my edllor, as a  lew editors are, was a soulless  brute where promptitude was concerned, and my drawing had to be  oompleted.  In a moment the servant brought in  a card. ��� It was the proper size and all  that, and the name upon it was "Mr.  ^Edward Koss."  Now, there are peculiarities about  <cards, and somehow this one rather  Impressed me. I knew no one of that  �� 'name, yet the neat, white thing was  ^unmistakable; so, laying down my  'torush, I sought the reception-room.  A big, trim-looking young fellow  tfaced me, a wonderfully musical voice  ffcade'me good-morning with a certain  ���oheery smoothness which was very  ���pleasing, and a pair of particularly  keen eyes took me in from head to foot,  tthen Apparently fixed themselves upon  amy left ear.        <.   -  "I'm afraid you are busy?" he re-  ��� marked, as his eyes shifted from my  f ��ar.   '  '    'At that Instant I remembered a second brush,  for the  moment forgotten  1 -' 3n Its usual place.  "Not too busy for" business," I replied, at the same time saying inwardly, "You've got a quick eye and wit."  "Good���it's business," he commented.  ���"The fact Is, a friend of mine wants a  atory of the Speedway according to  this memo.   He asked'me to get it; I  snade a few enquiries;  Mr.   ad-  ���vlsed seeing you." As lie concluded he  ,3��anded me lhe slip of paper, upon^  Which was scribbled, "Conception,  ���prime movers, construction, cost, prominent patrons, value to public, unde-.  vlrable features, if any; interesting as  ���possible; not to" exceed five thousand  words."  "That's all easy enough, If the price  fee right," I said.  "I am at liberty to offer you $���,  ���providing the story reaches him by the  fifteenth." he continued.  : There was ample time, so I closed  twith the-oifer, and the business end of  .the interview was reached.  "How far is .this Speedway from  3iere? I've never seen it," he said, as  3ie prepared to leave.  ' "Only a few blocks," I replied, then,  urged by a sudden Impulse, I udded:  *'If you don't mind waiting twenty  ^nlnutes In my shop while I finish a  -.email matter, I'll take you up there.",  "Good." he replied. "I shall, bo'only,  *oo happy, If you are sure I'm not too  much trouble."  ���"This way," I replied. "Smoke up and  Tfcalk as much as you want to���doesn't  2x>taer me in the least."  Hia  eyes   lighted   with pleasure  as  they  fell  upon  the  almost completed  ���drawing, and   hi3   remarks presently  ' proved that he knew the bird well.   In  a few moments I was busy with finishing touches; and, while he said .little,  tola keen eyes  noted every move with  absorbed interest.    After a bit I laid  aside   brushes,   picked   up   the   glass,  .verified the work and rose.  "Take a look through'the glass," I  '" Wald.   "It'll show you what the result  .will be."  r THe looked long and smiled approval.  ���"It's   wonderful,"   he    said,     "what  "knowledge and skill can do.   That bird  la all right.   I can't do such things, but  -I have a rave good eye.    That little,  ���drawing carries me   back   to  a   place  r<ar away,  where  that bird made his  ihoma in a certain tree.   I know him  ���well and���would���would   you   sell me  that?   I mean after you are through  -with it," he hastily added.  "No,  but I'll give it to you    three  weeks hence.   I can't sell it twice, you  Suiow," I retorted, laughing.  -     "I'll take you at your- word, and I'll  ���get hunk," he retorted, meaningly.  In a few moments the drawing was  ready for mailing, and we' started.  IThe first mall-box trapped the bird;  then we swung away for our destination. From the bridge we looked down  upon athletic field and ball-grounds,  ���and here my companion's personal  knowledge of Upper Manhattan ended.  Once upon the Speedway he became aa  animated as an eager boy, but the  shrewd comments he made upon every  important feature proved him to be  xarely well lnfoimed concerning the  cost of and work and the requirements  ol! a fast, safe course. Before we had  .passed beneath 'the mighty arches  [Which eloquently declare man's mastery over natural obstacles, he had me  wondering, for those keen eyes of his  saw everything ana his crisp remarks  proved that he had read much and  had a wonderful memory.  Those who have not seen the Speedway can have no conception ot its  fceauty. Upon the one hand the broad  water, yet stirring with the pulse ol  the distant sea; beyond that, noble  hills tolling awny In trem;ndous, halted  tolllows of green; beside you the low  atone wall, with Its guarding metal  rail; then the broad-Hugged walk; then  the Way it.self, broad and ample and  carefully brushed as smooth as a yellow carpet. Across It, another broad  walk, and toweling far above It, tremendous cliffs of roughest rock, with  jrrand trees cllngi.ig where they may  and brush and creepers draping with  lovely screen all traces of man's wondrous effort. Such is the magic roadway which the wizard money conjured  irom among rock-masses flung by  warring forces in mystic days of old.  "Legends of giants' hour and crafty  elves cling like lichens to these rocks,  but now, at their bases, curves a mod-  orn race-course, printed by the flying  feet of the swiftest light-harness  liorses the world contains.  Aa we strolled along a beautiful  "fcrown colt passed at top speed, his  gait the perfection of smooth trotting,  the dainty pneumatic seeming hardly  to touch the ground. Soon he came  Jogging back, full of fire and eager for  anbther burst. I knew the driver, and  lrt response to my query of "Anything  .dblner to-day?"  he replied, "Sure���the  malcn���toicii'L In 'bum. a,i nour."  Then I remembered that a couple of  rival gentlemen, drivers had matched  their tavome filers weeks before, and  that this"was the day of the race.  Furthermore, I was aware that big  money had been wagered and that a  clinking ra. was expected. The coming contest explained the deserted, appearance of the Speedway���beyond a  doubt a crowd of keen horsemen was  gathered about the headquarters at the  farther end of tho course.  I explained the situation to Ross, and  suggested our waiting where wa were  for a ��� while, as we were near what  would be the finish.  "Know anything about them?" he  queried, while his shrewd eyes twinkled  With Interest.  "Yes," I replied; "one's the best  horse, but its owner's up, and t'other  nag's got the best, mechanic behind  him."  "What's the difference between the  horses?"    . (  "Lengths!"  "And between drivers?"  "Miles!"  "Sure of that?"  "Absolutely certain!" ��  "How will the betting be?V  "Probably two to one on the nag  that's going to lose. He's a fast, showy  horse, Ms driver is a great bluffer, and  tho crowd will surely back thc combination. But I know something of the  other pair, and neither horse nor man  makes mistakes. The man is an amateur, but he's fit'for professional company���n, wise, cool, absolutely straight  fellow, who is satisfied with a head  when a head will do the trick."  "Looks like something of a -cinch,  then?"   "    ' ' "'  "Very'like it. The match was made  apparently as the outcome of a chance-  raised argument. I know both par-  tics were looking for it for weeks.  The man who is going to lose 'it imagines 4��nat he talked the other Into making It. 'Do you savey?"  Ross"1 smiled, then remarked that he  wouldn't mind having a small bet on  the result,'and suggested that we move  'alonfi and find out how things were.  As we turned to go, he started slightly,  then glanced at me.  "I see it, t��o���pick it up," I remarked,  laughingly.  Before us, on the strip of sod and almost! hidden, lay a small silver bracelet, a cheap affair-, to which were.attached a few plated'bangles. As Ros<s  picked it up he uttered a sharp cry.  "AVell���of all the curious things!" he  almost shouted, as he handed me the  trinket. "What do you think of that?"  Attached among the bangles was a  locket-like affair���two small crystals  held together by a circular band ol  gold with a little ring to hang it by.  and between the crystals was tightly  pressed' a tiny four-leaved clover.  "Neat bit of work," l_ commented, as  I closely, examined it;'"and it's a genuine clover, too,^I- concluded,- as-J  handed It-backT  "Hurry up," ^he exclaimed, as he  thrust 'the bracelet Into his pocket.'  "I'll lay some long green on that driver  you fancy. How're' you fixed?" he  continued, as we bustled along.  "Oh! Ill chance a ten-spot on it foi.  luck," I said through my laughter, for  Ross was visibly keen to follow his,  whim.  "Ten-spot be d���d! I'll make it Ave  hundred if these guys are game!" he  retorted with energy. "Why, it's like  finding the good stuff. I only hope  they've got tv ->lr bundles with them!"  "It's good netting they have. . These  men always go heeled, and some of.  them, have money to burn," I replied.  "Lead me to them.    I'm a cooking-.  range!" he gurgled gleefully, and presently we neared the crowd.  Ross's manner at once changed.  Calmly indifferent, he moved among  the little- knots of whispering horsemen, until he had bored his way into  the center of a noisier crowd, where  betting talk was free.  "General���one hundred even?" queried a sweaty, red-faced fellow, but  the gray-haired Southerner addressed ���  smiled and shook his head. "One hundred to. seventy-five! Come, General,  trme's short," continued the man, but  the offer was declined. "Does anybody  care for it? Open to anybody! Come,  gentlemen!"  For a moment there wag no response,  then Ross remarked, "I'd] like a bit of  that."  "How much? Money talks!" said the  red-faced man.  With the celerity of the turf they got  together, and the wads they produced  were fat to bursting. After a brief  conference the red-faced man planked  down $500 at the odds, Ross counted  out the needful, the house took charge  of It, and the red-faced man remarked:  "Just had $500 to play with. Might as  well have it all in a lump. Saves  trouble collecting!"  Ross smiled a four-leaved, sort of  smile; then we worked our way out.  "Don't know him, but he's" a good  'un!" I heard a well-known sporting  man remark as Ross reached the door.  The story of the race need not be  dwelt upon, for it was the old, old story  of the mechanic versus the amateur.  After losing the first heat by an open  length, our horse, or rather our driver,  took command and won out. There  was the usual hot discussion, the usual  kick from losers, and finally a challenge from the loser for another race  for bigger money, professional drivers.  This the owner of our horse declined.  "A long-headed chap, that fellow,"  remarked Ross, as we trumped homeward. "You had him sized up all  right. Now we'll have a bite and settle."  We turned at length into a cafe,  where over the cigars we discussed the  fortune of the day and the curious finding of the bracelet.  "Wonder if it would be any harm to  put that charm on my chain?" queried  Ross, as he fingered It lovingly. "I  don't want the other truck, but the little clover must stop with me. I believe  in It.   To find one is lucky: but to find   *.,7   lllr.    ft.1^  i*  one all reaay mouiue i ui\.e mis **> something unheard , oi, and J'U see the  oracle's worked full limp," he added  with a grin.        '  With a knife he tinkered at the tiny  ring until the' clover was detached;  then he fastened 'it to his chain, and  while we 'sat his fingers kept playing  with it.  When the check was, brought he settled for everything; then divided his  winnings in half and pushed one wad  over to me.  "What's  this?'" I gasped.  "Your whack!" he remarked, crisply.  "But���but���" I remo.-.strated. "What  the devil have I to do with it? It's  your money���I won't have it!"  "Yes, you'will, too!" he retorted.  "We were in on the deal. You saw  the trinket before I did. It won for  us. I've had a right pleasant time,- and  I Insist!".  '  "But I won't stand for it!"  For  a moment his  eyes   met  mine  with a peculiar, hard expression; then,  they  softened  to a mirthful  twinkle,  and he said:  "Oh! very well! If you absolutely  decline to take what's' yours, I can't  help it!" j With which he thrust the  twin rolls into his pocket. "Now steer  me to the L-road stairs, and I'll away;  home."  ,_ iWlthln a block we met a small girl-  Dne of the weasel-faced, half-fed type  so common H New York streets. She  must hu.ve imagined herself on 125th  street, Paradise- Instead of Manhattan,  for Ross stopped her, slipped the bracelet over her grimy paw, pressed a quarter into her palm, smiled and passed on.  For a moment she stood petrified with  -.amazement, then she sped away as  fast as her wretched little-shanks could  carry her. No doubt sho told her  friends "do swell guys" gave It to her  and no doubt her friends guessed she'd  "pinched" it, or, If swell guys actually  had given it to her, that they were  very, very drunk at tho time.  ' By the foot of the stairs we chatted  for a few'moments, then'up he went,  two steps at a time, for the rumble of  an approaching train was plainly audible. As I turned away hf�� 'whistled  sharply, and, leaning over, shook his  clover charm. I laughed and waved  my hand.     ���  "So long!" he cried.    "Best not put  your left hand In,your coat pocket,"  Johns.   The critics urae that our most  common  hymns   "are   not  Hteratuie;"  lhat I1W do ;,cl ijJ.-._<.-3   ur:'o.c.:t l.lor-'  aiy excellence to win the approval of  intelligent  and   cultivated > minds,  and  therefore would better be dropped.  Objections of this kind���and they are  , not made for the first time���are usual-  ' ly made by men who arp better known  for their literary attainments than for  their  religious   experience.    They  are  based on'an error,' argues lhe "Youth's  1 Companion." Neither in conception nor  I In purpose are hymns intended to be  literature.    Many of them are litera-,  "ture in  the strictest sense.    Yet who  ��� supposes that Luther was stirred by  literary ^ambition   when   he   produced  "Bin' feste Burg 1st unser Gott"���"A  mighty Fortress is our God?" or that  John  Fawcett,   the   obscure    country  preacher,   thought  he  was   producing  'literature when he wrote "Blest Be the  Tie that Binds?"    The one was beset  by forces with which he felt himself  unable   to   contend   alone,   the   other  touched   by   the   love  of  the   humble  parishioners who ciowded about to beg  him to decline a call to a rich church  in London.    Each gave voice  to  the  spirit which sang in his heart, and so  were born one of the noblest songs of  Christian courage 'and one of the ten-  derest expressions of Christian brotherhood.'          ' ���  It is  not what the hymns  are, but  what they do, that counts. rThInlt pf  -'the  noble   list���the   "Rock' of   Ages',"  "Guide'me,   O Thou  Groat. Jehovah,"  "Load, kln'dly Light," "Jesus,"Lover of  my Soul"  and hosts of "others which  have molded the  religious lire of ,the  whole   English-speaking/ race'    They  have inspired deeds of love and 'mercy,"  instilled-patience  and  courage  in  tho  depressed,   comforted   the  dying,   and -  consoled thoso who mourned. ^So long  as they  continue  to rdo these   things'  they fulfil the purpose for which they  ,were intended, and are worthy of the*  place they hold In the hearts of those  .who sing. them.    .      t   ',...-__ j_.J  tao girl when,left behind, not according  to"what she is now. Fifteen or twenly  pounds is quite enough in my opinion.  But settle this as best you can." ' Sir  Charles did settle it.  1  The New Arrival.  The morning after -<ho got to thc hotel,  had been to Lhe dinrrig-ioom twice,' arid  had sat on the pinz/u for an hour, the  following'tetatcinciiti were hazarded:      i  came to a standstill  Of course my hand at once went into  my pocket and closed on alrolf of bills.  He had feared', some stealthier hand  finding it. " _   '  ���"Curious chap, but game and good  as they make them," I thought as I  strolled homeward. i-  "*     "*'      ��� ��'* ��  Weeks passed, and I saw no more ,of  Ross, but one day I received a brief'  note,  which read:   "I have  an  emptv"  bird-cage-at No.  ���,    street."   I  at' once mailed.the drawing to^the address. Next day came1-an-"ehvelope, *���  which contained a brand^iiew "twenty" "  and a note, which read: "Made this  myself with a pen���try to pass.it."  He'd made the note with a pen all  right, but the "twenty" was genuine.  I wondered, for these things seldom  happen.  A couple of weeks later came a photograph of - the "clover-charm, and-on  the back was scribbled: "It's a wonder  ���nothing but 'fours'���and all winners."  I whistled���for mine eyes began to  sea things, and that-evening I sought  for a certain Purita'nlcal-looklng party,  who might have passed for a Presbyterian divine, but who never passed  for anything tlie other parties might  say In red, white and blue speech. I  found him rin a certain quiet corner  Which he was given to filling when  there was nothing doing. He looked  very depressed, but greeted me pleasantly enough.  "Deacon," I ventured, "do you happen to know a fellow named Edward  Ross?"  He gave a mighty start, then In a.  strangely hollow voice he asked:  "Haven't you scon to-n-.^-hfs paper?"  I shook my head.  "Read it,'; he said, ns he drew a  copy from his pocket.  Great headlines told It all. A party of  gamblers had gotten into a row in a  saloon, and after the smoke had cleared  away, a few were on the floor, some  wounded, one dead. ��� Tire dead man's  name was Walter Cozado, alias Ross,  alias "Four-leaved Eddy." There was  the usual sensational story.  I looked at the Deacon, and remarked  that I had met Ross.  "Then you met one of God's own  gentlemen!" he exclaimed. "Eddie was  the soul of honor, a college man and a  perfect gentleman.   He always wore a  wlvose husband" would, probably come up  -on Saturday for Sunday. '  'That her  mother  had  been  detained  and would appear later.  That she was very wealthy.  That she wasn't.   , ?  '     That she had,a past.. V,  i ..That she had a future.- -,'  That   she' was   a   fashionable   dress-,  maker. ,  ^ .. ,  That-sho' was the-real-thing ,.  "That she wasn't.. < *    -      '   "  ..  , -'All agreed that she was well dressed,-  > pretty and desirable as a moonlight com-'  . panion.J ' ���      ��� . '   '  -Thc proprietor.of the hotel was,mum.  "' So was the clerk. l The bell-boy, how:  ever, was able (and willing) to give some,  information. She had taken a room on  'the third floor, rear of the house. This  might argue (1) lack of funds; '(2)  secrecy. Also, the night before she had  ordered a ' claret punch at 0.30. This  looked suspicious. But, .although she  registered from New York, we knew, she  couldn't be, an actress, as no nctress  would take anything at 9.30 but a  whiskey sour or a higluball. <     �� ,  A  committee   was  formed   to   follow  clues.  At 10.30 she walked to tho lake", and  was observed talking with the boat-house  . man.   She had a&ked his price per hour.  This showed ��� that  she was economical.  and   consequently   thai   she   mi.Tbfc   be  worth a million or nothing.    At eleven",  a large box arrived for her by express.  It was sent to her room, and the porter  was gone eighteen minutes.    ��  At noon another small package came.  All  the afternoon  she   was  invisible.  Thc excitement was intense.  "Who is she?" was on everyone's lip*  The next morning all bets  were  off.  As the committee entered the liolcl office the old,familiar click was heard, an'd  there she sat, her brief reign over. ,",  i     Sho was the new typcwiiter.  I ~   The British Empire as Slave '  Buyer.  A queer anomaly came under our,  notice a day or two ago in por-  u��ing some State paper in, which  the British Government appears in the  novel positron of slave buyer. It was  fifty years ago, and Lord l'nlmer=;top.  was in command at thc Foreign Office.  Bathing at Manhattan Beach.  "Been in-bathing?" asked the Republican politician of his'friend the.Derno-  'crat, as "the latter took a seat on the  sand of-Manhattan Beach. The Dcmo-  'crat's bathing suit was dripping' with  brine,-and he shivered a little when the  ���sea breeze struck him. , ' ^  "Bathing!" exclaimed" the ,Democrat.  "I was swimming. Women and children  bathe." ���      <.  '   ���      \y  , "Well, swimming,'then," said the Republican. "I have -not been in this year,  for the reason that I became thoroughly  disgusted with this kind of' sport last  year. Why, I would dive oft" the raft  out there. only to go, head first into a  heap of banana skins.' I would be'swim-  ming out some way from shore, and, get-, ���  ting_ tired, would grasp what I thotight  was a life-buoy, only to find myself entangled in a lot. of old barrel staves . .  coated with grease. Finally, on coming  out of the water, I'd step on a'tomato  can and nearly cut my foot off. Oh, nol  I've had enough of this sport. \  , "But-your Tammany gang, was running the citv then," continued tho Republican. ''Now things are different.  Commissioner Woodbury is street cleaning commissioner, and dumping refuse at  sea lias stopped. Tiro water along the  Coney Island coast is clean now. That v  man Woodbury is a wonder, I tell you. ' ���  Why, instead of dumping refuse in the  sen'ho is selling it wholesale, to be converted into coininurcinl pioducts. So  much for'reform."   " <���-  ���   'Toil always make <politics out of everything," said lhe Democrat as he shiv-"  crcd 'ngiiin.  ,"You would  nuke politics  out of a funeral, you Kcpuhlicans would.  Dut I must say, I liko this man Woodbury.   If he were put up for Mayor I'd '  vote for him.   I believe that if you gave  the man'time lie would stop sowers emp-    t  tying into (he Noitli and East rivers, so'    -  thc poor, could bathe all along the shore  of Manhattan.". t)  . .  "Clean vwater and, clean government '  naturally go together," said the Rcpub- .  licsin. ' - '���  .   And tlie Democrat shivered again.���N-  Y. "Tribune.'^    '<;,:.  "���'    Anecdotal.' '   \  -; -Not  long  ago  a prominent  country  lawyer, becoming nettled at1 the ruling  of a judge,  p"icked  up    his--hat, and'  started to walk out of the ,court room...  He was "halted by the court', with, tha'  enquiry:. "Are  you   trying  to  express'  your ^contempt for the court?"    "No,  Your  Honor,"  was  the  reply;   "I am  trying to conceal it." ' ' , .  ''A poor Scotchwoman lay'dying, and  her husband sat by her bedside.   After .  a  time  the   wKe   took  her  husband's  hand and said:   "Johii; we're goln' to  part.   I have been a gude'wife to you,  haven't" I?"    John thought Vmoment.  /'Well, just middling like, Jenny, .you.  know," anxious" not to ,say too much.   i.  Again the wife spoke.. "John," she said  faintly, "ye manuV.omise to bury me    ,  in the auld kirkyard at Str'avon beside   my. mitlier.    I   couldna   rest  in  peace among unco' folk in the dirt and  smoke o' Glasgow."   "Weel, weel, Jenny, my woman," said John, soothingly, -  "we'll just try.ye in Glasgie first, an*  gin ye dinna be quiet we'll try ye In  Str'avon."  It is related by an exchange that In  a certain parish, the name of which Is  prudently withheld, the" wife of,a clergyman was me'nding clothes .when a  neighbor dropped in for-a. snrinrchat.  The visitor's attention was attracted to  a large basket half-filled with buttons,  and, carelessly fingering them, she suddenly remarked: "Why, here "are two  buttons exactly the same as thoso my  husband had on his last winter suit!"  "Indeed," said the clergyman's wife, ,  "that is curious! All these buttons  were found in the collection-basket, ,  and I have saved* them, thinking' I  might put them to u&e." After this the  conversation languished, and very soon  the visitor took her departure. But tho  story got abroad, and no more buttons  were found In the basket.  i        ' -s t  Tho slave  buying  came  about,   in  this  way:  A poor slave-girl, an Abyssinian  perrect gentleman.   rte ui���. ��u�� -    chn'strWUpparcntly.  flying   and.   too  four-leaved clover In a charm on his    ��eftk thi'brotm^dcaiV'to carry off  chain. Last night ���� wo* a b�� win- ��� ,ft Wm_wa8 thnwt into the house of  ner-he claimed he'd always been lucky an p lig]l res)dent in ^ th deale).  since he found that clover charm.   He    dopartfng m fl jo,irney t(J Morocco.  The Englishman and his family treated  her well and restored her to health, uh<  gratefully serving tlicm meanwhile for  wages. In course of time tiro trader returned;  found   tho  girl  in  rnarketabli-  said 'found' it, but we didn't believe  any such nonsense. Ills girl gave It to  him for a birthday present. Last night  it was hot in certain rooms; he had  his coat off and his watch was in the  pocket of his shirt, the little charm  hung right over his heart. When the  row began everybody got on their feot,  and he stood there with that thing  shining on his shirt. Tt was a mark, I  tell you���a mark���and the cursed hound  that did tho gun-work couldn't help  but hold on it!"  "And���?" I ventured.  "Why, the lead Just took out the  glass and the clover, that's all! But,  stranger!" ho almost shouted, "If you  knew that dead boy you knew a  square, game man. There's a diamond  stud will be another mark before many  days���you mark nry words!"  And there was.  Church Hymns.  /CONSIDERABLE Interest and per-  17 haps some uneasiness has been  V" aroused of late by criticism, wlde-  - ly reported and discussed, of certain  well-known  and popular church  condition, and promptly claimed his pro  perty. Naturally the JOnglishmarr refused  to sirrrcndfr her. But thc dealer appealed to Mahomet All, who allowed his  claim and threatened to send a company  of soldiers to enforce it. The English  man came in disgust to Sir Charles  i Murray, the Consul-General, who, burning to interfere, yet dreading to make  an international row, wrote off to Lord  Palmerston for instructions.     |  Old   Pam's   reply   was   a   marvel   of  astuteness.    He  pointed  out  that  tho  girl was  not at  the  Consulate,  which  might be considered British soil, but at  the house of a British subject liable to  tho laws of Egypt.   The Viceroy's reading of thosre laws was that the dealer  ' was entitled to hnve back his clave or  ' bo paid for her.   "But," concluded Lord  ' Palmerston, "it would be impossible to  sanction the surrender of tho slave.    I  therefore hereby  " nib prize you  topnv  a. fair price for thc girl; charging it in  your accounts with ih'<r office.   It scorns  to me the price slro-rld be the vnluo of  1*orture of Rheumatism  Relieved in Six Hours  Cured   ���  In One fo  ��� 'Three Days*  The acid poison that Invades the joints  In Rheumatism can be reached only  through the blood* South Amsricio  Rheumatic Cure neutralizes the acids,  dissolves and washes out all foreign  substances and sends a current of rljyi,  red blood to the affected parts, bestowing  Instant relief from the torturing pains.  Read what C. M. Mayheer, of Thomas-  ville, Ont., has to say: "My joints wera  so badly swollen with Rheumatism that  I could hardly walk, or even feed myself. I have tried various other rem-  edies, but thev did me no good, and I  almost despaired of getting cured. A  friend advised me to try The South  American Rheumatic Cure, and after  usin' only three bortles I was entirety  cun ���, ��nd have ..ever had a return of  (he agonizing symptoms."  Pain in Your Kidneys?  South American Kidney Cure purges  the kidneys of every impurity, and restores  them   to 'health���speedily  and  perfectly. No. 81  ������-   -^���^���/a^nrajsairraraaiaa&Pwiiw*^^  asssaaassssBSiM;;  ���^>*it.tStimifiiiiilllilltl!l ^^S^^Smsm^&^^Sw^^^S^^SfSia^^^^^^gs^  ^^^^g^^^^Sig^s^^^^a^r^^^f^"  1  ' '   &8<  three Photographs.  HOTOGItAFH all the prisoners? But why?" demanded  Sir Felix Felix-Williams. ,  Old  Canon  Keinpe  shrugged  his shoulders.    Admiial  r Trewbody  turned the pages  of the Home Secretaiy's letter. They  eat at the bal/.e-covered table In the  magistrates' room���the last of the visiting Justices who met under the old  regime, to receive the Governor's report and look after the welfare of tho  prisoners in Tregarrlck county jail.  "But why, In the name of common  sense?" Sir Felix persisted.  "I suppose," hazarded the Admiral,  "it helps the police in identifying criminals."  "But the letter says 'all the prisoners?' You don't seriously tell me that  anyone wants a photograph to identify  Voacher Tresize, whom I've committed  a score of times if I've committed him  once? And perhaps you'll explain to  me this further demand for a 'Composite Photograph' of all the prisoners,  male and female. A 'composite photograph'���have you ever.seen one?"  "No," the Admiral mused, "but I see  What ttio Home Office is driving at.  Someone has been persuading them to  test these new theories in criminology  the doctors are so busy with, especially  In Italy���"  ' "In oItaly!" plsh'd Sir Fella Felix-  [Wllliara.3.  "My dear Sir Felix, science has no  nationality." The Admiral was a fellow  ��f the Royal Geographical Society, and  kept a mlci oscopo to a must his leisure.  "It has some proper'limits, I should  hope," Sir Felix leiorted. It annoyed  lilm���a chairman of Quai ter "Sessions  for close upon twenty years���to bo told  that tho science of criminology was  yet in its infi ncy; and he glanced mischievously at the Canon, who might be  ���upposed to have'a. proteasional Quarrel with scientific men. But the Canon  was a wary fighter, and no waster of  powder or shot.  " "Well, well," -��aUl he, "I don't see  What harm It can do, or what good. If  the Home Secretary wants his coin-  - jioslte photograph, let him have It. The  only question Is, have we a photographer, who knows how to make one?  Or must we send the negatives up to  [Whitehall?"  So the visiting justices sent fcr the  local photographer and consulted him.  (And he���being a clever ello-w���declared it was easy enough, a mere  question of care in superimposing the  negatives. He had never actually matte  the experiment: his client's (so he called  his customers) preferring to be photographed singly or in family groups.  But he asked to be given a tilal, and  ���uggested (to be on the safe aide) preparing two" or three-composite .. nts,  between which the justices might  choose at their next meeting.  This was' resolved,' and the resolution entered in the minutes; and next  -day the photographer set to work.  Bome'ot the prisoners resisted and  ���made faces' in front of the camera,  aquinting and pulling the most horrl-^  ble mouths. A female shoplifter sat"  under protest, because she was not allowed to send home for an evening  gown. But the most consented obediently, and Jim Tresize even asked for  �� copy to take home to his wife.  The Admiral (who had married late  tn life) resided with his wife and  young family in a neat villa Just outside the town, where hi a hobby was to  grow pelargoniums. The photographer  passed the gate dally on his way to  and from the prison, and was usually  hailed and catechized on his progress.  His patience with the recalcitrant  prisoners delighted the Admiral, who  more than once assured his wife that  Smlthers was an intelligent fellow and  quite an artist in his way. "I wonder  how he manages it," said Mrs. Trewbody, "he told Baby last autumn that  a little bird) would fly out of the camera when ho took off the cap, and everyone allows that the result is most  lifelike. But 1 don't like the idea, and  I think it may Injure his trade."  i The Admiral could not always follow his wife's reasoning. "What is it  you dislike?" he asked.  "Well, it's not nice to think of one's  self going into the same camera he  has been using on those wretched prisoners. It's sentiment, I dare say; but  I had the same feeling when he stuck  up Harry's photograph in his showcase  at the railway station, among all kinds  of objectionable persons, and I requested him to remove it."  The Admiral laughed Indulgently, being one of those men who And a charm,  even of subtle flattery, In their wives'  silliness.  "I agree with you," he said, "that it's  not! pleasant to be exposed to public  gaze among a crowd of people one  would never think of knowing. I don't  suppose it would actually encourage  familiarity, at the same time there's an  ��ir of promiscuity about- It���I won't  uay disrespect���which, ahem, jars. But  with the prisoners It's different���my  attitudo to them is scientific, if I may  say so. I look upon them aa a race  apart, almou of another world, and as  such I find them extremely interesting.  The possibility of mixing with them on  any terms of intimacy doesn't occur. I  am aware, my dear," he wound up,  graciously, "that you women seldom  understand this mental detachment,  ���fcelng by nature unscientific and all the  more charming for your prejudices."  At the next meeting of Justices,  Smlthers the photographer presented  himself and produced his prints with a  curious air of diffidence.  "I have," he explained, " rought  three for Your Worships' selec on; and  can honestly assure Your Worships  that my pains have been endless. What  puzzles me, however, Is that although  In all three the same portraits have  been Imposed, and In the same order,  the results are surprisingly different.  The cause of these differences I cannot  detect, though I have gone over the  .process several times and atop by step;  cut out of some two dozen experiments  I may say that all the results answer  pretty closely to one another of these  three types." Mr. Smithers, who had  spent much time, in reheaising this  little speech, handed up photograp \ No.  1; and Sir Felix adjusted his spectacles.  "Villainous!" he exclaimed/reco ling.  Thc Canon and the Admiral bent over  it together.  "Most lepulsive!" said the Admiral.  "Here indeed"���the Canon was moie  Impressive���"here, indeed, is an object  lesson in the effects of crime. Is it  possible that to this, man's passions  can degrade his divinely inherited features?   Were'ifnot altogether too hor-  , i-lble I would have this picture framed  and glazed and hung up in every cottage home In the land."  "My dear fellow," Interrupted Sir  Felix,' "we cannot possibly let this  monstrosity go up to Whitehall as representative of the Inmates of Tregarrlck jail! It would mean an enquiry  on the spot. It uould even reflect upon  us. Ours Is a decent county, as counties go, and"I piotest It shall not, with  my consent, be Injured by any such libel." ;  Mr./Smlthers handed up photograph  No: 2.  'This looks belter," began Sir FelK,  and with that I'.'o gave, a slight start,  and passed the photogr inh to the Can7  on. ,Tha Canon, too, si .riled, and stole  a qulck'glunec at Sir Follx; their eyes  met. ,'  "It certainly Is slur, ulnr"��� stammered  ' Sir Felix.   "I fancied -without Irreverence���but you    detected     it    too."   he  'wound up Incoherently.1   ��� '  "May I have a look?" Thp Admiral  peered over the Canon's head; "who,  however, did not lellnqulsh the photograph, but turned on 'Smithers with  sudden seventy.1-  "I presume, sir, 'this is not an aud.-i -  clous joke?"  "I assure Your Worship"���protest eil  the photogiaphor��� "t had wmr  thoughts of tearing it up, but thought  It wouldn't be honest."  "You did rightly," 'the Canon answered; "but now that we have seen It,  I have no such scruple." He tore (the  1 print across, and aciosa again. "Even  in this," he said, with a glance at the  .Admiral, who winced, "we may perhaps read a lesson, or at least a warning, that man's presumption in extending the bounds of his knowledge���or, as  I should prefer to call it, his curiosity-  may���er���bring him face to face with  t*  But the Canon's speech tailed off as  he regarded the torn pieces of cardboard In his hand. He felt'that the  others had been seriously perturbed  and were not listening; he himself was  conscious of a shock too serious, for  ,that glib emollient���usually so efficacious���the sound of his own voice. He  perceived that it did not impose even  on the. photographer. An uncomfortable silence fell on the room.  Sir Felix was the first'to recover.  "Put It in the wast-e-paper basket; no.  In the fire!" he commanded, and turned  to Smithers. "Surely between these  two extremes���" >>  "I was on the point of suggesting  that Your Worships would And "No. 3  more satisfactory," the photographer  interrupted, forgetting his manner In  his anxiety to restore these three gentlemen to their ease. His own discomfort was acute, and he over-acted  as a man will who has unwillingly surprised a state secret, and wishes to  assure everyone of his obtuseness.  Sir Felix studied No. S. JThla appears to me a very ordinary photo-'  graph. Without being positively displeasing, the face is one you might  pass in the street any day, and forget."  "I hope It suggests no���no well-  known features?" putt in the Canon  nervously.  "None at all, I think; but see for  yourself. To me It seems���although  hazy, of course���the kind of thing the  Home Office might find helpful."  "It Is less distinct-than the others,"  said the Admiral, pulling his whiskers.  ���"And for that reason the more obviously composite���which Is what we  are required to furnish. No, indeed, I  can And'nothing amiss with it; and I  think, gentlemen, if you are agreed, we  will forward this print."  No. 3 was passed accordingly, the  photographer withdrew, and the three  Justices turned to other business, which  occupied them for a full two hours.1  But, I pray you, mark the sequel.  Mr. Smlthers, In his relief and delight  at the magistrates' approbation, hurried home, fished out a copy of No. 3,  exposed It proudly in his shop window,  and went off to the Pack Horse Inn fs-r  a drink.  Less than an hour later Mrs. Trewbody, having packed her family Into  the Jingle for their afternoon's ride  with Miss Piatt, the governess, strolled  down Into the town to do some light  shopping; and, happening to pass tho  photographer's window, came to a  standstill with a little gasp.  A moment later she entered the shop;  and Mrs. Smlthers, answering the shop  bell, found that she had taken the photograph from the window and was examining it eagerly.  "This is quite a surprise, Mrs.  Smlthers. A capital photograph! May  I ask how many copies my husband  ordered ?"  "I'm not aware, ma'am, that the Admiral has ordered any as yet, though  I heard Smlthers sny only this morning  as he hoped he'd be pleased with It."  "I think I can answer for that, although he Is particular. But I happen  to know he disapproves of these things  toeing exposed In the window. I'll take  Mils copy home with me, If I may. Has  your husband printed any more?"  "Well, no, ma'am. There was one  other copy; but Lady Fellx-Wllllatna  happened to be passing Just now, and  opled it; and nothing would do but she  must take it away with her."  "Lady Felix-Williams!" Mrs. Trewbody  atiffened   with  sudden -distrust.  ;c .\- w.i u cou:d Lady jJ'e'.Jjc-Wllliams  vit with this?"      k  "JL'jii Mire I can't tell you, ma'am;  but she was delrghted. 'A capital likeness,' sire said. 'I've ncvei seen a pho-  tof,-ia])h belore that caught just that  o pi caSion of his.' "  "1 should very much like to'know  what -jhe has to do with his expression," .Mis. Trewbody mui mured to  herself, between wonder -and incipient  ahum. But she concealed hor feelings,  good lady; and, having paid for her  purchase, carried it home, in her muff  arrd stuck it upright against one of the  Sevres candlestlcksi on her boudoir  mantelshelf.  And there the Admiral discovered it  three-quarters of an hour later. He  came home wanting his tea; and, finding the boudoir empty, advanced to  ring the bell. At that moment his eyes  fell on Smithers' replica of the very  photograph he had passed for forwarding to tho Home S- fie- ny lie picked  it up, and gave vent to a long -s\ nistle.  '".Now, how the dickens���" ,  Ills wil'-' appealed in the doorway,  with -liuny, Dlck> and Theophlla  tllnslny to her skiittf, fresh from their  iide and boistoious  "My dear limllv, v noi�� in the woild  dk! vtt f;et hold ol  till   ���"  lie held the photoij .rph towaids her  at   nun's   length,   and , the     children  rushed forward to examine it.  '   "Papa! Papa1" they shouted together,  capering round It. ' "Oh, mammy, isn't  it him exactly?"    ��� ,  A Bank on Wheels. .  f _____  ONE! of the most brilliant ideas of  modern times has Just occurred  to the local authorities which  administer the public (moneys of, the  town of Mezleres, in the Ardennes. The  new scheme consists in an "automobile  savings bank." The term requires  some explanation.  The Inventors apply it to a nevrt sort  of motor car which they 'are having  bulllt. The vehicle is propelled by elec-  tiicity and contains four seats, one In  front and apart\from the others, f(sr  the driver. The thiee places behind are  arranged round a revolving table in  the middle of the car, one at each side  and one at the rear of the vehicle.  Writing desks are fitted over each of  the three seats and devised In such .a  way that they can be either folded flat  against the sides of the carriage inwardly or opened outwardly. The central table also contains desks, besides  bookshelves and a small^ metallic  sti-ong-box. Such Is the new automobile. The use to which" the authorities  'of Mezleres intend to put their invention is as follows-     i  The car will travel round the coun-,  try, making stoppages of an hour or  so on prearranged days in the different  localities of'the department. The passengers will be two clerks, of the local  treasury administration and a-cashier.  They will cany with them a complete  collection of savings, bank books, registers ana forms,' and. the third of the  above-mentioned officials will be empowered to receive moneys. Your readers will have now divined the purpose of  the financial authorities of Mezleres. It  seems that these gentlemen, assembled  in council lately,' came to the conclusion that something should be done to  encourage thrift among the peasantry  of the Ardennes. , On the other hand,  it was recognized; that the saving propensity was already very marked  among the country folk. What was  needed was that -.the administration  should meet their wants halfway. The  peasants put by their earnings thriftily enough, but frequently fail to invest  them, in savings banks because, especially in the busy summer months,  they have little time for journeying to  the few principal towns where the offices aie situated. So the authorities  determined upon sending the savings  bank to the country folk instead of  waiting any longer for the latter to  find time to come to the office.  The description of the vehicle which  the authorities have had built, according to their own designs, requires no  further explanation except to say that  the movable desks are Intended for use  by the public, hence the arrangement  by which they) can be opened outward  over the road. Xt is reported 'that the  scheme meets with the unqualified approval of the savings bank clerks,  whose days hitherto thioughout the  fine season have been spent in musty  offices. But, contrary to what might  have been expected, the public does not  look upon the'innovation with unalloyed delight. Some suspicious persons  have spread a rumor that the administrative motor car will not always convey savings bank clerks, but will occasionally bring���more often, perhaps,  than would be desirable���that unwelcome visitor, the tax collector.  Irig the red ball as, a "pinky round."  After all, the most glaring examples  of idiotic phraseology in thc English  papeis are exceedingly tame beside  those of'our own, bays the "Bookman."  For instance, let us take the American  equivalent for the English game of  cricket. The knowing reporter wilting  a description of a game of baseball  never makes the mistake of calling the  ball "the ball." To him, of course, It  is the "sphere," the "pellet," the "pea"  or the "leather." A .batsman never _  makes his base on balls, "he strolls" or  he gets "a free pass to the first corner." He does not make a base hit,  but ,"he singles", or he "slams the pea  to the center garden." He does not  strike out, but "he fans" < or "<ie  pounds the air." The pitcher does not  pitch, fie does "slab duly'^or he "bends  them" or he "passes them up." We  might continue in this strain indefinite V. ' , '  'It. 11 foi to a baseball team representing a teitain city by its proper  name 'would bo to betiay a woeful lack  of knowledge and experience. A few  years a--o, after the veteran ballplayer  Anson luilnqmshed his leadership of  the f'hk-'igo team, that team ywas, for  a '5-ut tinio at the beginning of the  fii"ii, ."Pl'iit any nickname what-  o\-(.M "fpot'ug writeis all over the  coiiuliy mcio in a state of chaos.' The  Chicago newspapers ' opened their columns to suggestions for ai suitable sobriquet, and matters generally were  unsettled and unsatisfactory until the  significance of the desertion of Anson  dawned upon one ingenious scilbe, and  the Ohicagos immediately became "the  Orphans." During the first two years  of Its career in' the National League"  the New York team was known as the  "Maroons." In 1885 this title was  dropped for that of "the" Giants," 'a  term which at a period when the team  was unpopular, was modified to "the  Joints." The' Bostons aie, of course,  "the Beaneaters;" the Washingtons,  "the Senators;" the Baltimores, "the  Orioles," or "the Birds," the-Biooklyns  are "the Trolley Dodgers."  She (scornfully)���I despise you from  the bottom of my heaxtl He (cheerily)  ���Oh, well, there is always room at the  top. '___      '  The Phraseology of Sport.  HE London "Outlook," in a recent number, while conceding  that every sport and pastime  should, naturally, have an  especial phraseology, deplored  the fact that this phraseology  Is becoming mere Jargon. In Its "palmy  days" the P.T-. could boast a language  of Its own; and one regrets to notice  that the picturesque jeporter is now  doing the same disservice to cricket.  When an eleven maker) a bad start It  is suffering from "rot'and rout." One  batsman is "breezy," another plays  with "graceful assurance," a third Is  "cheaply dismissed." A score that  progresses unevenly is "streaky," and  a very favorite formula runs that So-  "and-So "played excellent cricket." This  might reasonably be expected on a  cricket field, where Bridge or Ping-  pong would be somewhat! out of place.  ,\fter all, however, it Is the billiard re-  /orter who most savagely dlalocatea  the vertebrae of the King's English.  Not long ago one of tho brotherhood  varied the monotony of life by de&crlb-.  " Why " Mike " Didn't Rise.  \ - -- .  GTT MONG the employees of one of the  . '/ I important mercantile establlsh-  f~i ments of Chicago Is a husky,  u *" young man who is ��� known a3  "Mike." There seems to be no  clear, understanding among "Mike's"  Immediate superiors as to the nature of,  his duties. He, sits aiound among  boxes at the rear end of the concern  most^of- the. time and smokes an old  pipe that has the death-rattle in its  throat.   '        - ^ '  Occasionally there Is H rag-picker or  a- suspicious looking prowler .to be  driven out of the alley, but aside from  looking after such persons ."Mike" has  no regular work to do. This gives him  plenty of time to get fat and to ponder  upon the great mysteries of existence.  The other day one of the.firm's  trusted men had occasion -to' look  around among the boxes where "Mike"  was on guard, and, finding the latter  with his heels cocked up and his ohln  on his breast, while the old pipe gurgled and wheezed and threatened after  every pull to give- up the struggle forever, the man from the office proceeded  to read his colaborer a little sermon.  " 'Mike,' " said the one who amounted  to something, ".why do you srt around  here wasting your spare moments? You  are neglecting golden opportunities.  Instead of idling your time away you  "might have a book and be studying.  Many a man in-your place1 would edu-  cate'himself, and so become capable of  taking a higher place in the world. I  myself started in here at the bottom.  But I was deteimined not to lemain at  the bottom. How do you suppose I  got up? By sitting aiound and waiting1 for my employers to come and lift  me out of my place? No, indeed,  iMike,' I fitted myself for a better position. I put in my spare time finding  out things about the way the establishment was run. I made myself too  valuable to be kept at the bottom. I  was determined from the start that I  would be promoted, not merely for my  own benefit, but for the benefit of the  firm. I decided to make myself so  valuable that they could not afford not  to take advantage of my knowledge  and my ability. I think a great many  youngvmen make mistakes in the attitudo they assume at the stait. They  try to get up merely for their own pio-  flt. They should make themselves so  competent that their employers could  i not help seeing that it would be unprofitable to keep them down. You  have a bundled chances here for every  one that I had when I started. Three-  fourths of the time you have nothing to  do. You could put in this time studying and finding out how our business is  done._, In that way you could make  yourself worth more to the firm than  you are at present. Why don't you do  it?"  "���Mike" slowly removed his heels  from the box on which they had rested,  and, after having gulped down a  mouthful of nicotine, he replied:  "I've noticed one thing around thi<=  place. The less a feller knows the less  he has to do."���Chicago "Record-Herald."  JU  .'   9  i <  i/  Wit and Wisdom from New Books.  How little the world knows about its  modest heroes who bear burdens uncomplainingly and show no envy towards those who are more fortunately  situated from a worldly point of view.  ���"Blennerhassett."  Master Hawes spoke shrilly and with  a lisp, for which he would have been  admired had It been affected, but for  which he was often ridiculed because  It was natural.���"CaptalnJRayenahaw.'.'  Children aie like jam; all very well In        I   >%  the proper place, but you can't stand ('  them all over the shop ���"The Would-.  <  hegoods." ' j,  All women ,fear and, suspect, irony ,  when they aie able to recognise it.��� s  "The Serious Wooing."  "A man, Phllpotts, Is never  beaten, "J  till he has said in hisf heart, *I am beaten.' "���"Sir Christopher." >    ,  The whole affair was eminently un-     , ,  satisfactory, yet so little might -have  , made it 'perfect; but. that is the tragedy; ���  of many things.���"A Woman Alone.     <, ,__���  The biding in the world and the leaving of it are both tiresome enough at'  times.���"The Seven Houses." , ,'  The attempt to produce Ideas by rubbing pen and paper together is much:  like tiying to evoke fire from the friction of a couple of .sticks; it is a thing:  mot entirely Impossible, but U is always-  Z tedious and generally an ineffectual  process.���"Talks on Writing English.'  One way or other, belief is a frightful  thing.    It assassinates everything;,  except Itself.���"Temple House." ,   ,     ,  Culture Is accessible to everyone, but  there are people who not only do.not  need-It, but whom it is liable to spoil.���  "Forrra Gordyeeff "  She learned how brutal a man who t��,  not ashamed of himself can be���"Th*.  Night-Hawk." ���    >��� j -   ,<��� '    -  The price of existence with some peo-J  pie must be an eternal silence.���"Two  Men." ,| ' '       ,   .'     '  Schoolbooks are implements, but they .  don't teach in school  how the Imple-  ments are to be used in one's business. ,-j/j��?��  ���"Foma Gordyeeff." *   -    \ '     '.- *&,%  Nature shows us-the beautiful whll��r^-^{fv^  -she conceals the interior. We j do, not Jh^  see the roots of her roses and she hides    > -C.-J'-  ->i  r       *i'  us .her skeletons.���"The  Morge--  ���    / J;  -W:i  from  The world's a-dym' o' clo's. Peillticat ��� ^ ,  ambition, serciety amb'tion.'this world1* ,, \. ,'  fashion���what r& it all, I ask ye.-.but--,^^  clo's?���"Flood-Tide." .' *" . > . *' -A  , You cannot paddle in sin and go wlttt w y5j  white feet before the throne of God.���; �� w^HfVJ  "ICaradac, Count of Gei say.'"  New Zealand Like Newfoundland"..  .t-t-.M  ft!  f-'A  llhere will probably be no inclusion,/ ~.;3;3|  of New Zealand in the Commonwealth vl ^vj;  of Australia during the. nexit','flUy '".y.'kTH1  years, if, indeed, it ever "takes '.place, f ,t j-J,  The scheme has now'been condemned ', , ,V,fo|j  by the commission appointed by the* ^.;  New Zealand Government, to study th��J' .  federation .question, and the commls-^'V  sion's judgment seems, well'.based.,/;,':  New Zealand is twelve, hundred mllew^v  "from Australia by sea, a fact that neu- ^ ����  'trallzes .the militaiy argument'drawn ���(',,', k��l  from the benefits 'of a joint defence la.'-fr-j ,-|g|l  case of war. Again,' .-should New Zea-' TJ'^JI  land be brought unders Australian con- .,��� :$$l\  trol, such a -step would Imperil ;th�� v *WSr*F  .many economic and socialistic expert-.��,, li.f&J  ments being made under the auspice*,, ^..-f^*  of the New Zealand Government.   > ,^i   "tKiU  ~ ' --   *-*     ,W>.  She���Let's sit out the next^one. 'H�����;y.,��4*  Why, I thought you were fond ��|f,aan_0^'rtJ-^J^',|  Ing?   She���I am.- **  -Detroit ','Free Press-'  >M  Wl  Curious Bits oi News if  Of the 12,000,000,000  letters  annually j^^gS jd  distributed by  the postoffices of t tho .  world   8,000,000,000   are   addressed'" in  English,  1,200,000,000   in   German    and , ���tJ   s^  1,000,000,000 in French.    All  the  other;.,  V.��&j  languages  have  less   than  2,000,000,000  between them. ,'[ '"  ' By'emplcylng compressed air, a Dresden manufacturer has lately succeeded  In producing glass vessels of extraor- "  dlnary size.   Heretofore, it is said, con- -  cave glass could be blown into vessels  having a capacity not exceeding 'about.  26 gallons, but by the new process glass *  bath-tubs and large glass kettles cau.'  be blown. ��� ,  ," *  The highest tunnel in the world la;  now in course of constructionsby the'i  Canadian Pacific Railway Company at  Crow's Nest Pass.* It is at an altitude- v\ \,  of 4,500 feet above sea level.   The Loop- V "  Tunnel, as the,work' is called, will be-'Vfi?  840 feet long, of which over 360 feet are ��� ���',��  completed.  A force of 200 men is worts-. <*fi$  ing day and night, and it is anticipated? \?^.)V.  it will be finished by December next.-   'M^  This tunnel will shorten the route .byf.    r.^f!  fourteen miles, and will greatly, reduces'  ���'"���Pfi  grades and ^curvatures. ���' ' i '''.''1111'  A sporting friend  of  the  editor or";* ;/,$  "Sporting and Dramatic News" keeps '"*  some green tree frogs in a glass globe,  and the children feed them on flies and  other insects.   "In their bowl stands a  miniature flight of steps, and when the-  frogs climb up and perch on these steps-  my  friend  leaves   his ' mackintosh  at  home, being assured  of fine weather.  When the frogs huddle together at the?  bottom of the globe, then he says It Is et  safe sign of coming rain."  For soldiers' use, and for employment under circumstances where fresh  milk, coffee and chocolate are not easily obtainable, a dried preparation Is  now being manufactured which serves  excellently as a substitute. Skimmed'  milk Is evaporated by the help of an  air blast to the condition of a paste,  and, after being dried, Is reduced to  powder by grinding. Then It is mixed  with powdered chocolate, half and half,  and is either put up as dust or compressed into cakes. When wanted,  water is added, the resulting fluid is  boiled, and all that is needed is a little  sugar.  1 <r i  '>m\  W  A lunacy commissioner was maklnjr  his customary rounds. An inmate  whose particular fancy It was to pose  aa a much-married man approached  with the announcement that he had  once ,again taken to himself a wife.  "And who Is the fortunate lady?" said  the commissioner. "Ah," said the lunatic, smiling sweetly, "she's the daughter of the devil." "Indeed; and how do  you get on together?" "Get on? Oh,  well, I get on right enough with the  wife; but It's the old people I can't put'  up with."    ,  -��*,. Klr<r *Ji\  m AT/,!-;;,   r.   c.  ;AV,     IffvKiNirAc..  %>���      >    ��'  '< ,  r  le Atli  Published   oveiy    faarnrday  iiioiuihk   l��i  ���2'f3 ATLIN  CliAlM   PUliLiaillNO CO.  A. 0. Hrnacitri r,i>, Pnoi'Kir.ton.        �����  D. Touu l.nns, Managing Ur>iron  Oi'fico of imblicfition Peail St., Atliti, II. C.  Advertising  Rates .   SI.00   per Inch, cuoli  insertion.   Hcndiii:r uoliocs, 2ri   conrs n lino.  Spconvl Contract- llutr. on application.  Tlie subscription prico is $5 a yen- imj-  ublu in advance. No piper y.ilL'b. dolhaied  utiles tliis condition is complied with.  Saturday" February 21ST, 1903.  It was incidentally mentioned in  our last issue- that we were pleased  to see the fruition of our hopes  in connection with the local organization of a B. C. Mincis' Association. Now that delegates have  been selected aud sent 'out, we  tuist thai the matter will not fall  . into obliviou, but that the Association will form the basis of one of  the- dominant foiccs of thc Pro-  vince iu all that appertains to the  mining industry, and cspccially-to  the welfare of this community.    -  As to  the personnel of the delegation, we  are   of the impression1  that   the   Executive deserves thc  ,   'unanimous support of the members  of the Association   iu   its   choice.  -The thice delegates, Messrs. Doclc-  rill,   Pearse-    and    Hathorn,    are  thoroughly,representative, and the  latter two  have'this great advantage,   they   have   travelled  much  and   have   seen   and   familial ized  themselves   with   the mining laws  and conditions  prevailing in othei.  countiies.    . They   are,   all^three,  men   oi   liberal   views;' and   men  "who may be depended  upon to do  and act fc-r the best interests of the  mining industry and for this section  of the Province in particular.  jj'Ifcis a  regretable incident, now  the first aim ot the local branch has,  been   accomplished,   that  some of  its members should express sorrow  at having participated  in  the furtherance   of the  main object, and  are  now   carried   away  with   the  idea that  the   whole   movement is  " one oiiginated by hydraulic operators in  Victoria.    When it is considered that Hydraulic men will cut  but a veiy small   figure  alongside  the general  mining interests of the  Pvoviiree, such men may easily disabuse their  minds of the idea that  hydraulic men are going to "run"  the Convention.   We  have followed   the   present   movement   very  closely from its inception, and feel  assured   that   no   attempt win be  made to   seek  legislative changes  for any blanch   of   mining, which  will in any way affect  or prejudice  thc interests or rights of any other.  We should   not   anticipate trouble  or attribute motives to the originators of   the   movement,   which we  feel    are     unjustifiable,     but   we  should have enough   faith in these  ���geutlemen   to   believe   that   they  were   prompted to   act   solely for  "the geueial good  and advancement of thc mining industry."  We have had the pleasure of  reading the Eight Annual Report  of the California Miners'Association, aud if our B.C. Association  accomplishes but one objecL which  that attained ��� '' the stability of  mining legislationr'���it will have  placed the industry where it has  never yet been.  The   Treaty   of   That-Date  The Basis o( Settlement. /  The  Alaskan  Boundary   Question  (j  Creating   Much   Comment���  An Order-in-Council.  The Alaskan Boundary Question  appears to be one of the most  knotty problems of the hour. The  preamble of Lire treaty sets forth  that the United Slates and Great  Biilain arc equally desirous of a  settlement of the true meanirg of  ceitain clauses of the con'reulion  between Great Britain arrd Russia,  signed under date of February 16th,  1825. Thc essential terms ot tin.  treaty arc found in 'the Fomlh Ai-  ticlc, which reads as follows :  "Rcierring to Articles'2, 4 and  5 of Lhe,Treaty of 1825,111c tribunal shall'answer arrd decide the  following questions :  - r. What is intended as thc poi'it  ot commencement of the line ?  2. What channel, is the PoiLland  Channel ?  3. What course shall the line  take from the point of commencement to the entrance to Portland  Channel?  4. To what point on the 56th  parallel is the line' to be drawn,  fiom the head of the, Portland  Channel, and what .course should  it follow -between these points? %  '   Etc., etc. ' ���     > <     -^*"  The decision of the tribunal is to  be final, i and a majouty -of the  whole number of commissioners to  rule. Should the ti ibuual agree on  certain points and disagree ou certain others, the., facts aie to be  fully reported -to each government  by its "agent or official," \vho, under the terms of the present treaty,.  is to attend the meetings of the  commissioners.  .The Convention names no concessions on either side as a condition precedent to thc consideration  of the boundary question, and there  is no reference* to Skagway or Dyca  or other settlements on the coast.  - Thc Commission will meet iii  London "as soon as practicable  after receiving their commissions."  _s  flitlen,  ����BBg%s;Qt and d  And'All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on,the Premises'.  /_fi3*    Why send out when you can get goods as cheap here ?    . ' ,���  '    WaZ'sStscs Fnwrn $5 up*   FEsse Lizta of Scsesvoaair Spoons*:, ,  JULES EMI k SON, The Swiss W���kfi4fe. ������  <s><:i<&j:o:ioooi:(<?0'C>i:t<>ooc'<>ciO(:><>ci<)ad^o<5��*n��<&��<>ooa^n<>)^"&):t^i:t<>o^'<��o**  I THE'   KOOTENAriiOTEL:. ��"  :i.  Con,  George- E. Hayos, Proprietor   >  J.  FlRJT  AND  TrAINOK  STRKUTS.  Tins, 1'u.st Cllns,s Hotel li.is boon roinodctcd ami refurnished throughout  ,    und oil ur, the ljr\>t accommodation to Traimiant, or Pei-manont  " <��� Guosts.���Amciican and liuropeau plan.    '     <���    .   .  Fictcst Wintis, LtquhrsandGi^urs* '        '   >  Billiards   and   Pool.'  :'0o*c��oooo<>O'&o-c>o^o<>C'*':'<>%5?'S>c^��):��*o*0*woc��*w*ooa<>n*i:,*c8:<0ft>>  THE   CIO-L,  DISCOVERY, .B.'C.'  JC_Vg  t  ,    Comfortably Furnished Iiooms���By tho" Day, V/oolc or Month.  The Best of Liquors and Cigars always in Stock. ��� Fine stable in con  necliou with the House.  ���   AMERICAN    AND   EUROPEAN    PLAN.  J. I'. Kobe, Muuaffor.  THE  WI-TTTE    PASS'   ft-  .YUKON  .   ROUTE.   \  Passenger and Express Service,   Daily (except Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Bennett,, Caribou/White Horse and-Intermediate '  points, making close connections with our own steamers at White Horse' ~  for Dawsoir and Yukon points, and  at Caribou for Atlin everj' Tuesday  and Fiidriy; Returning, leave Atlin ever.y''Monday and Thursday.   '  Telegraph Sck ice to Skagway.    Expiess matter  will be received  foi shipment to and from all points in Cairada and the United States.  For information lelative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or Express  Rates apply to anj' Agent of the Company or to ,  -,  J   F. Lee, Traffic Manager, Skagway.  DISCOVERY,-B. C.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  -  Ed. Saxds, P  opt iotor.  Oo K.  , G.n.  BATHS  BARBER  FOI'D        Pro;  SHOP  G. 15. Hates  J. G. Coi.nsi,_  ] ;''    -1' Discovery.    v    *  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  [Now orcux>> thoiv new quurtois no\t  to tho Flank of H. N. .v., Fust Street. < ,  The hath i aoms ui-o tmunll.v as f?ood ns. foutid  iu cities.   Pwt.ite ljiitin.-co for ladies.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN '  ^      ;*  CONNECTION.-     '  Ileaduunitevs for Brook's stoco.  MUM  CAPITAL  PAID    UP  ,000,000.  The new regulations rccentty  passed at Ottawa, in connection  with the coasting trade, it seems,  will not be applicable to the Pacific  coast. In response to a private enquiry, Commissioner of Customs  McDougallsays, "New regulations  ate not intended to intei fere with  transit privileges accorded heretofore orr Pacific coast waters."  ���RESERVE,  $2,500,000.  Branches of the Bank at -Seattle,  San Francisco, '  .   * Portland,' ���   >  z ' Skagway, etc.  Exesisaesige sold on ail Points.  4  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  Free t Advertising.  The S. F. Mining Review thus  advertises a proposed new Portland  company :  "The Portland Smelling & Refining Co., Ltd., of Portlaud, Or.,  with Otto M. Roseirdalc as director,  prospectus arrd letlei writer, general manager, secretaiy, mining engineer aud a few other things, is  before the public with tempting invitations to "get  in on the ground  FIR:  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and'First'Streets, Atlin, B.C.   ��o�� -  3T   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONN ECTIOIM.  CHOICEST WWTS, LIQUORS Af<D CIGAKS CASE GOODS A SPLCIAUr.  rau  S  mery,  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS, .WATER   GATES,      '  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED  PIPE.  Estimates furnished on application  Tlie Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B, C.  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. 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PODLY'S GOVERNESS.  SCORE or more of < men' and  youths, rough-clad and unshaven, booted and spurred  moat of them in cowboy fashion, were assembled on the  platform of a Western railway  station. -In the center of the group a  large man with red, shaggy face and  good-natured blue eyes was expounding to the others an important matter.  "I tell you fellers emphatically," he  eaid, slapping his leather leggin vigorously, "I ain't takln' no contract to furnish the whole county \vilh wives. Yeftr  better Jest import a cuiload an' be  done with It, 'stead o' seramblin' over  every young woman that comes in  eight."  "Look here, Cal Pooly, yeh ought to  be ashamed, bein' so narrow-minded  and selfish," expostulated a tall, lank  man with a thin, pale whisker. "If  yeh wuz the right kind of a public-  spirited citizen ye'd be glad 'to do what  yeh can to civilize and populate the  county. Course we'll marry 'em, every  ���one of 'em, jest as fast as we can."  "Yes, and I'll bet a horse, Ted Sanders, you'll be over 'fore breakfast tomorrow spyln' round to see what this'n  looks like," said the big man, with a  sparkle In his small eyes. "But doggone my times! Teh better stay away.  I swear I'll git an injunction on you  fellers, and not let yeh come on the  ' place."  , The whistle of the approaching en-  , glne Interrupted this colloquy, and the  men scattered In a line along the platform watching with curious faces. Mr.  Pooly stood a little in the rear, inwardly chuckling at a seasonable joke which  he 'felt was about to be perpetrated on  the boys. As the train came to a stand,  puffing and hissing, a single person  descended and stood confronting the  staring spectators. Looks of anger,  disgust, pain and resentment passed  from man to man, looks that said plainly and despairingly, "Is that her? Do  you think thet's her?   Good Gawd!'.'  The person who was being thus unfavorably received stood for some time  looking from one observer to another;  then her 'face reddened angrily.  "Well, what are you staring at?"  Bhe flred the question point-blank Into  their faces and,, put them quickly to  , rout. "Don't you like my looks? Well,  ��Jt's not costing you anything to see me,  and If you're not pleased you can move  on."  '' They moved away frpm her In alarm  and huddled helplessly on one corner  of the platform, swearing deep oaths  of vengeance against Pooly, and keeping their eyes fixed in a sort of fascination on the stranger.  "Where's that man Fooly, or Pooly,  or whatever his name is?" asked the  apparition,  approaching the group > of  t_S_.       ' i *���  Pooly was at that moment behind the  depot jumping up and down and,hugging himself in an ecstasy of joy. But  at mention of his name he came forward soberly enough to greet the newcomer.  "Good-mornin', ma'am," he said, with  hearty politeness. "I'm Pooly, and I  reckon you're Miss���Miss "  "Miss Virginia Qulgley, from Tennes-  see, Giles County, Pulaski Postofflce."  "Glad to see yeh, Miss Qulgley.   Fine  day."     ,  "I hadn't noticed anything remarkable  about  the   day,"   she    answered  curtly.   "Here's my check.   You better .  Bet  my  'trunk  and  let 'us  be  going, i  Where do you live?" ' '  "Yes'm, ten mile out, ma'am, south,"  responded Pooly.    "Wagin's round be-  . hind there.   Jest climb in, and I'll have  the trunk out in a hurry."  In the privacy of the baggage-room  Mr. Pooly Indulged himself with another brief period of jubilation, side  - shaking and thigh slapping. Then,  "prilling the trunk out, he heaved it Into the wagon.  "Here we are, ma'am. Everything  ready? .All right, off we go." And  cracking the whip,, he set the team of  mules going at a gallop.  As they drove past the saloon many  faces peered at them, muttering soundless imprecations, and many fists were  raised in Indignation. Pooly succeeded  In giving the men in return a sly,  triumphant wink on the side of his  face that was away from his formidable companion.  "Who were those ill-mannered fellows?" she asked.  "Who? Them at the depot? Oh, I  don't know; somq of the boys, I reckon. They're always tnere, 'specially if  *hey think a woman's comin'."  "They didn't seenr lo be highly  pleased," she said, smiling grimly.  "Why, mebbe not," answered Pooly,  with bluff frankness. "No, I guess yeh  did strike 'em purty hard." He laughed  loudly at the recollection. "Lord! Lord!  but I reckon yen did lilt 'em hard  enough!"  , She turned to Grim a face .fiery .with  anger. "I wasn't aware, sir, that there  was anything so extraordinary about  my looks," she said.  "No'm, oh, no'm!" Mr. Pooly hastened to explain. "Nothln" so very extraordinary, only, yeh see,; they wuz  lookin' fer somp'n different. I told 'em  I had another governess comin' to-day.  You're the fourth one Inside of a year.  The others didn't turn out well."  "Couldn't give satisfaction?"  "That wuz jest the trouble���they, give  too much satisfaction. Yeh see, they's  about a hundred men In the county,  and only half of 'em married, and no  women loose, so whenever one comes  the boys jest flock after her. An' these  others that I brought out from East  wuz young and peart and good-looking,  an* the boys wouldn't give 'em no  peace. They married, every one of 'em,  ���fore they'd been here.a month."  "Huh!" ejaculated Miss Qulgley In  extreme disgust.  "Yes'm, that's what I said," continued Pooly. "I got mighty tired, of  It, an' when tho third one married, I  Wrote EaBt an'  told 'era. to send on  another, but doggone It all, not 'to be  sending one that 'ud up an' marry on  me inside of a month, but to find one  that wuz so blamed ugly no self-re-  spectln' white man could stand to look  at her."  "And they sent me!" said Miss Qulgley, with spiteful emphasis on the pronoun. '��� ,  "Eggzactly! They sent you," said  Pooly, looking at her with the,admira-  tion that a man must always bestow  on a perfect type. "An' I guess you'll  do. I don't hardly think you'll be talc-  in' up with any of the boys right  away." '<  "tluh! I guess not!',' responded Miss  Qulgley in contempt.   "If I had wanted  to marry I needn't have come so far.  There aie lunty of men In Giles County, and beuer-looking and better-mannered men than any I've seen here.  IIow many children have you?" she  ���asked, changing- the subject abruptly.  "Four, ma'am, all boys���oldest thirteen and youngest five," Mr. Pooly explained. "They're glttln' purty wild,  too���jest like young colts that been  runnln' on the range, with nobody  much to look after 'em. Wife died  three yen r ago, an' I ben kind o' bring-  in' 'em rip by hand since, Jest like try-  in' to raise a calf on a bottle. But  they're gittin' big enough now to be  eassy, and need a woman to look after  'em; but it seems like I have the hardest luck keepin' a teacher i fer /em.  Their aunt, my sister. Is' there, but,  Lord! what can she do? They run  right over her. I guess them four  boys'll keep yeh interested so yeh won't  git lonesome."  "I shouldn't wonder," answered Miss  Qulgley, "if the children are at all like  the men I've seen."  As the wagon drove up before the  ranch house and stopped, Miss Qulgley  sprang down without waiting to be assisted. Tlie four young Poolys dashed  out with wild whoop3 to greet her, but  stopped short, shocked into speechless  < silence and stood with mouths agape-  as they saw what manner of woman  she was. The "'youngest, out of sheer  childish sympathy, set up a frantk  walling and ran back into the'house  Mr. Pooly laughed immoderately at the  effect produced by the prospective governess, and called loudly to the weeping youngster:  "Here, Ben, what's the matter with  yeh? Yeh ain't goin' to be at. baby, air  yeh? ' Come along and, sec the lady  she; won't bite yeh."     "       |  The aggrieved Bennle carne sullen'.;  rubbing his fists deep into his eyes. The  woman stooped down and in a voit.  altogether different from the,one she  had hurled at the impertinent gaz*r=  at the station, earthed the child till ills  resentment was so far modified thai  he, allowed her to lead him into Jhv  house. The other boys.,followed at a  safe distance, whispering to each other: "I say, Jim, .did yeh see her nose?  Did yeh see-h'er nose!" "An' her spectacles, Bob? I bet yeh don't pull her  hajjf and play tricks on her'Ilka yeh  did'the other one."  It became evident before many hours  that the new governess, whatever  might be her superficial defects, had  an effective way about her. She had  had no previous experience of the do-  mifytlc economy of a ranch house; but  wlijl a ' few quick, comprehensive  glances she took in the whole situation.  Her position was school mistress to the  four boys, but she took a. large view  of her functions. Mrs. Reed, the widowed Bister of Mr. Pooly, who was the  nominal head of the household, was a  thin, colorless creature, who let the  boys and the Mexican servants do  about ���as they pleased. She was quite  willing to have some stronger will assume the responsibility of management. So the new governess, with the  approval of everybody whose approval J  was necessary, set'to work to institute j  a domestic revolution in the household  of Pooly.  Before night she came to the inevitable issue with the juvenile Poolys.  She took Jim first, he being the largest. The conflict for a few minutes was  fierce and noisy; but when it was finished the wild colt was broken; she had  only to look at him after that tot have  quick and cheerful obedience. The senior Pooly from a safe distance watched  tha conflict, with various dramatic  gesticulations and inwaro guffaws expressive of satisfaction.  The following day several of the men  who had witnessed the arrival of Miss  Quigley rode out to the ranch. Pooly  went out to the gate to meet them with  bolsteroufl good will.  "Hello, boys! Git down an* come In,"  he said, then added In a stage whisper,  with expressive grimaces: "She's In  there, right In there! Walk right in an'  see her. She noticed yeh yesterday, an"  has been wishln' she might see yeh  again."  "Say, Cal, we want a-know what yeh  got agin us," said Ted Sanders in a  tired, aggrieved voice. "We ain't never done nothln' to yeh, have we? We  ain't killed yer sheep, or run off yer  cattle, an' what In thunder yeh want  a-treat us like this fer. Why, man"���  he leaned from his horse and. spoke in  regretful tones���"the creek down  there's already dryln' up; the' won't be  a foot o* water in the county lnsldo of  a week, and the grass Is all dyln'.  What yeh want to do us like this fer?  ,We wouldn't mind her beln' old and  WEly and havin' a voice like a'sawmill,  but that nose! that nose!"  Pooly leaned on the gate In a convulsion of laughter. "Oh, yea, her  nose! her nose! Git down, boys, an'  ���walk right in," he urged. "She's w*lt-  ln* fer yeh. I say it's doa mean of  yeh to come an' take every ono I get,  but I reckon I'll have to stand It fer  the good o' the community. Which  one'll go first? You, Ted, you're tho  smoothest-tongued."  The melancholy Mr. Sanders looked  at Pooly without a smile. "Don't,  pardner, don't," he said, "you hurt our  feelln's. Don't make us yer enemies  fer life. Box her up an' ship her away  to-night; we'll pay the expenses."  At this moment the subject of their  lamentations appeared at the door and  stood frowning at th'e six cavaliers.  They looked at each other in alarm,  then, taking up their bridle reins, rode  away. Pooly followed them, 'calling  'loudly:  "Say, boys, don't rush oTC. like this In  the heat of the day. Stay an', take  dinner. Can't? Well, come over often,  be glad to see yeh any time."  The men called back to him with  sundry'threatening motions, "Sack it  up, Cal," "Stave it off." "Try cold  buttermilk," and "Cornbread an' molasses makes a good poultice."  Before the rule of Miss Virginia  Quigley was a month old order and  thrift had been introduced into the  Pooly household. Every room and the  verandas and yards were tidy. The  meals were served on time by servants  who moved deftly and with the precision of clockwork. The children went  to their lessons without murmuring,  and no longer, when they were .free,"  made a playhouse of every room. The  tired Mrs. Heed rejoiced with many  satisfied sighs, and Mr. Pooly thought  what he thought, and said nothing.  Then occurred an affair which might  well have changed th�� even course of  events.  Mr. Pooly had for some time suspected that some of his herders wero  stealing M�� sheep,,and one evening he  dlschniyetl  four of  them.    The worst  one '.i them was Pedro Nunez, an ugly  culthroat greaser, easily capable of  making trouble. The following morn-  , ing Mr. Pooly posted off to town to  find men to take the places ����� those  discharged. About noon, while he was  gone, the Mexican servant girl Nana  came into the house orying violently.  "Oh! oh!" she moaned, clasping her  hands tragically.    ','Oh, oh!"  "What's the matter. Nana?" asked  Miss Qulgley, sharply. "What's hurt  you?   Speak out,1 now.   What la It?"  "Oh, him, Pedro! Him mole trouble!"  walled the girl, many ��tlmcs./ And In  spite of pleading and scolding she was  either unable or unwilling.to say mora.  , A little later tho boy Jim came running In from the J lower pens with  scared face, - saying that Pedro and  three other Mexicans were > shooting  the sheep. "An',' they say 'at they're  comin' up here an' set the barns on  Are 'an' scare us and run off,' 'cause I  heard 'em," explained the boy, Ik Croat  excitement.  Miss-Quigley, with .the masterly decision of a general, took things immediately In hand. She put the children  with Mrs. Reed and the two Mexican  women Into one room and told them  to stay there. Then she took her stand  at the door to await developments.  Pretty soon the four Mexicans rode  up, yelling furiously. They dismounted'  and came toward the house, evidently  bent on mischief. Pedro had a Winchester ''and began shooting at th*  chickens. Fortunately, he was; half  drunk, so that-most.of hls^shots went"  wild; but his conduct sefMlss Qulgley  wild with anger. She strode'out boldly  and confronted the drunken greasers.  "Here, you hombres, what do you  mean?, What do you mean, I say!" she  stormed.' "I'll teach you to come round  here -scaring women and children.  Gl'me that gun."  Th* Mexicans huddled together like  frightened sheep, not knowing what to  do. Pedro had raised the gun, pointing  iit at the irate woman.  "Put down that gun!" she cried, 1  feminine fury.    "Put  it down, I say,  quick!"   -  And as he lowered it she ran up and  seizing the end of it, jerked it from hi?  unresisting hands. Then, menacinr  them with the gun, she scolded am  rebuked and threatened until they weri.  thoroughly cowed. They understood  little of what she said, but the vigor o:  her speech gave it all the^ power ol  the most virile masculine profanity  They tried to slip away to their horses  and escape, but she stood before them  with the gun at ready, and her fingei  on the trigger.  "No, you don't get away," she said  "Do you see that bench yonder?" She  pointed to the front veranda where  was a long wooden bench. "Go In there  and sit down, every one of you Sabe?  I say go and sit down on that bench!"  * She put the end of the gun against  Pedro and gave him a push toward thc  house. Meekly as lambs'they went In  and sat down as she commanded.  "Jlmmle," she called then to the boy  Inside, "saddle your horse* and go for  your pa. Hurry, now, and tell him to  bring the sheriff. Jail Is the place for  , such outlaws as these." And while the  boy went as directed she sat down to  guard her prisoners.  Mr. Pooly told afterward with a great  relish the story of Miss Quigley's victory. "Yeh see, when we got there,"  he said, "there wuz them four greaser.1:  sittin' humble as yeh please on the  front porch, and her settin' in a cheer  in front of 'em with "the gun in her  hands guardln' 'em. Her noso wuz red  and her eyes still poppin'. An' dog my  cats if everyone.o' them Mexicans  wasn't lollln' back with their mouths  open like they wuz tired to, death, fe;  she'd been' lashln' 'em with that long  tongue o' hers fer three mortal hours,  so they wuz damned glad to see the  sheriff come, an' went along same as  If they wuz goln' to feed."  This adventure served to confirm Mr.  Pooly In a determination that had been  slowly forcing Itself on him for some  time. The following day, when Miss  Qulgley had finished with the four  small Poolya and sent:them scampering away to play, the lord of the manor, coatless, and booted and spurred,  lumbered into the room set apart for  school purposes.  "Good-mornln*," he said In a robust  voice, for once thinking to take off his  hat. "How's the schoolma'am after tao  fracas? Feelln' peart and healthy, is  she?"  Miss Quigley's unprepossessing features relaxed to a half smile, indicative  of serenity and confidence. Mr. Pooly  continued, fingering his hat nervously:  "I want to speak to you on a matter.  I've about decided that I won't need  a governess,any longer."   He planten  himself  aggressively  In  front  of  hei  with legs a-sprawl and looked at her-  with twinkling, eyes.     Her face  red  dened quickly.  "Very well, sir," she answered, "If  my work is not satisfactory oi my  services ��� are no longer needed, I am  quite ready to go."  "No, I've decided 'that the goveines'  business Is a failure," he went on : i ���-  voice that might well have disturbe-il  the sheep'grazing on the distant meadows. "They're all alike. The best oi  "em don't last more'n a month.    NoiV  when I got you, I thought mebbe "  "Thought I was so ugly none of lhe  men would look at me, did you?" cnod  Miss Quigley, standing up and i/on-  fiontlng him angrily. 1 "Thought :riy  'iose would scare them off." Thour'it  my f.ice would curdle their blood, did  you ?"        ,,    '  Mr. Pooly backed away from her In  alarm, his eyes still twinkling' mlrth-  tully. "Somp'n like ' that, ma'am," he  replied. "An' I can't say 'at the boys  have been quite so anxious as before.  No, somehow they haven't been round  much lately. But 'tain't goln' to be so  'iny longer. Since what yeh done yesterday with them greasers the' ain't  troln' to be no keepin' the boys away.  Looks don't count much with them  when a woman's got grit like that." <  "So you think 1 lu>d better go beforo  the harm's done," said Miss Qulgley,  recovering her composure. "Very well,  I can be loady In half an hour."  "Hold on now,'don't git huffy,", admonished Mr; Pooly, in tones that were  Intended   to   be   mollifying.''    "I   ain't  said  nothln'   about goln'.    I Jest, say  the governess business has played out,  an'   we got  to  try somp'n else."    lie  planted himself firmly before her, and  cramming   his   big   hat   down   on   the  back of his head, collected his strength  for  a great effort. ."I say, .Virginia,"'  Jhe vociferated In tones that reverber-  . ti'd   through 'the  whole  house,   "le's  jrou an' me git nmrilod!"      .  ,    Miss Qulgley collap.sed,utterly at this  <tstartling adjuration. "Hush! doii',t talk  ���O loud; everybody'U hear!" she cneci,  shaking her hands at him frantically,  whereupon1 Mr. Pooly continued In a  tragic whisper: '  "That's what I mean, Jest what I  say. I don't, look like a fool, do I? I  don't look like a man what 'ud let a  good thing slip through his fingers  without tryln* to,gr\*b It? Well, look  at me. , Here I am a lone man with  four children to bring up, an' knowln'  no more about It than a rooster does  'bout raisin' a gang o' chickens. Kids  runnln' wild; house goln' to rack, an*  everything in a devil of a fix. Then  here you come; look'things over, take  'holt an' go to work._In two days the  kids'is'broke, house set" to' rights, and,  everybody , knows what's what. You '  'don't think I'm goin' to let a thing like  that go, do,you? Well, I ain't,, an'  that's Jest what I'm sayin' now. I  1 don't need no governess, I need' a  housekeeper, an* one 'at will be" permanent, an' the' won't'be no danger  o' some other feller comin' along an'  takin' her away Jest when she Is gittin' useful. Understand? Hey? How  does. It strike yeh?" , ,   "  "But I'm so ugly, you know, that no  self-respecting white man can stand to  look at me!" declared the lady, her  ayes flashing again.  "I know���I know 'bout that," responded Pooly, turning red to the edges  of his shaggy beard. "An* I ain't say-  in' yeh would take any .prizes In a  beauty contest. But looks ain't everything by a long sight.. An' I ain't such  a handsome looker myself. So come  now, no hard feelln's;,what d'ye say?  I got to go to town this mornin'.an'  If yeh say so, I'll jest put on my coat,  an' while we're down -there we'll git  hitched.   What d'ye say?"  Miss Qulgley said nothing, but her science must have been quite satisfactory, for-Mr. Pooly blustered noisily  out of the room, stopping at the door  to call back to her:  "All right, rush along now an' primp  yehself up a little, an' I'll have the  buggy at the front gate in.half an  hour. An', say, bring my coat along  out, will yeh?���so we won't lose no  time."���"Ainslee's."  Political Assassinations in-  Times Past.  ,OLITICAL assassinations were-  as frequent in the fifteenth  and sixteenth centuries as in  the nineteenth, only the rank  of the assassins was different.  Philip II. ordered the assassination of  the Prince of Orange and of Queen  Elizabeth, and advised the Queen-  mother of France to have Collgny ard  tho Queen, of Navarre "n-moved."  Elizabeth escaped through her =rreat  popularity and the vigilance of Wi'.l-  cliigliam. Henri HI. ordered the assassination of the Duke of Guise. Thn  Lords oi' the League ordered in turn  that of Henri, and one may surmise  that t'.ie governments of Spain and  Austria were agreed as to the expa-  (liein v . f murdering Henri IV. The  frlvolousness of the Duke of Buckingham did not save him from the dagger  '>< a political assassin. The sex of  Mary Stuart did not prevent her being  the accomplice of Bothwell in the murder of Darnley. Ruthven and other  noblemen murdered Mary's favorite,  Rizzio, in her presence. Cromwell lived  In constant fear of being stabbed or  shot. Recently published documents  prove that the poisoner was a favorite  diplomatic and political Instrument or  the Venetian Council of Ten. To go  back to the time when the bloom or  Italian art was finest, the Borgia wero  always assassinating or employing assassins. Going back still further, assassination wao a common political expedient iu Rome,', both an a republic  and as an empire. .  Tho violent  passions  tihat  t~ea   lo  move rulers In times past and the directness  of  their  methods    have  de-  l acended, like their cast-off clot���*' ���  i a much lower social utraUim.   Orders  to take away the Uvea of monarch" no  ionger proceed from the"Escurlal, or  the Tuileries, or the Council Chamber  of Venice, but from dens where Anarchists meet. The monarchs, on the  whole, have been less badly used in our  Lime than ithe Presidents of North and  South American republics. Lincoln,  'Garfield' and McICinley represent the  United States in the black list. Between 1872 and 1877 'four South American Presidents were murdered. M.  Ca'rnot, who fell under Caserio's knife,  is the only -President, oi the French'  Republic who has been assassinated.  Most "of the political assassins of the  last' forty-five years - belonged to excitable races.' The first on the list,was '  the Spaniard who attempted to murder Queen Isabella at the church,of the  Atocha. Bresci, Luccheni and Ciserio  ���who murdered the late King of Italy,  the Empress of Austria, and'Carnot���  were Italians. The murderers of Alexander II. were Slavs, with nerves 'excited to frenzy ^ by poor food 'and ;too  much cigarette-smoking and tea-drinking. All the murderers of the Spanish-'  American Presidents were countrymen  of theirs. Gulteau, who murdered Garfield, was of French origin. Tha man  who flred at McKinley is a Polo. Thar  northern races muider for the sake nr  lucre, but very rarely to Improve rim  lot of mankind. The student who flred  at Bismarck was a Jew.' . Slpido, who  flred at King Edward when he was  Prince of Wales, is of Italian ancestry.  Grandchildren at Edward VII.'s Coro-^  -nation.  It hoe not been ft common 'thinr?' in  English history for the sovereign at  the time of coronation' to have royal  children gracing the ceremony; and aa ,  for grandchildren being present, no  .king or queen of England had any at  ;the outset of a reign. Royal juvenile*  have been conspicuously absent from  these grand ceremonies, and-it wlll.be  a unique feature of King Edward's  coronation that some of his grandchildren'will be old enough to witness and  understand the scene. It .was a matter  of regret that the dlsllker felt by King  William IV. for the Duchess of Kent  occasioned him to refrain from Inviting  her and her daughter, the latter his  heiress-presumptive, to see him  crowned; and the Duchess felt the  .slight keenly.- ,   j-  ��� ���-��� r���'���  ,   Sentimental!  The capitalist colored when he spoke  of the check that hung In a neat frame  over his desk. "A bit of, sentimental-  Ism,", said he; "the first billion I ever  made!"���Detroit "Fiee Press."  One of the oddest of recent inventions is a refrigerating egg, as it might  be called. It is an ovoid capsule of  nickel-plated copper, about the size and'  shape of aihen's egg, hollow and nearly,  filled with ice." If you have a glass of  milk that is not cold enough, you do  not like to put ice into it, because dilution with water spoils the beverage.  But, if you have onel of these eggs  handy, you may drop it into the glass,,  and in a few momenta the liquid is reduced to the desired temperature. In  the same way you may cool your cup  of coffee, If It is too hot, and the idea  Is equally applicable to any other-  drink.  The newest floral wonder is the-  "Shasta daisy," originated by a flower-  grower of California. It measures a  foot in circumference, and, when one  was exhibited" recently In a florist's  window in San Francisco, people literally flocked to see It. It Is really a new  kind of flower, and has been produced  by several years of crossing and selection, three different kinds of daisies being 'used���the oommon American species, the larger and coarser European  sort, and the Japanese daisy. There  areL three rows of petals of the purest  yhite, and each blossom is upheld by  a single strong and wiry stem which is  nearly two feet long.'  The Origin of Whist.  HE following statement, culled-  from the current number of a.  magazine. Is an egregious blun-  T  derr  ' "The originator of the game of whist  Is (sic) Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769)."'  Cotton writing in 1674 tells us that  Whist was-eo well known at that time-  that "every Child almost of Eight  Years old, hath a Competent Knowledge of the recreation." Hoyle was  then not two years of age. .But we  must go a great dealt farther back for  'the origin of the' game, which is .indeed  ���lost in, the obscurity '���if the centuries..  Previous to 1526 the game of Triumph  (whence trump), which embraced the-  I essential features of Whist, had con-  | siderable vogue In England. It furnished Bishop Latimer with an illustration for a sermon preached at  Christmas, 1529. Shakespeare's familiarity with the game Is evident' from  Antony's address to Eros ("Antony and  Cleopatra," Act IV., Scene XIV.)  The   game    acquired   the   name   of'  Whist, or Whisk, In the forepart of the  seventeenth century.   Butler uses the-  present appellation in Hudlbras (1663).  About 1728 a little circle of players,.  presided over by the then Lord Folkestone, was wont to meet in the Crown  Coffee House. This^was .the Inception,  of scientific Whist. Wloyle was probably a member of the coterie in question.  The   publication    of    his    treatlse-  (1742-3) and his efforts as a professional teacher did much to establish the  game In the favor of the upper classes  of English society.  "What do you think of the movement  for shorter honeymoons?" I asked my  fellow-traveler, an experienced gentleman from Chicago. "That's right," ho  declared, without a pause. "Short honeymoons and more of, them. That's my.  platform."-:Ex, , _     _    . iir_*hiif"  __.!_=_  S_s_i_&___3_SSi_a_ii!lfi_r-'���  I_e Uiicleseivea _.vu i\.cpuie of  Pans  ���67T N interesting discussron as to the  IX public morals of Frenchmen and  JTL "Americans" ha3 recently been  started by Jules Cambon, the  French ambassador to the United  States, who made a trip home not long  ' ago, and was so much Impressed by  what he saw in the-'Paris streets, during the summer season, that he felt  constrained to make an, earnest protest against what seemed to him bad  tendencies.1 ^ He complained of the  inarmed increase in tha absinthe habit,  -and of the growing quantity of indecent pictures and cartoons to be seen  in the public streets. Senator Beren-  _ger, another prominent Frenchman,  -who is at the head of the Society for  the Prevention .of License In the  Streets, promptly admitted the Justice  of M. Cambon's censure, and'said that '  the police have of late put hardly any  restrictions upon the exposure, In the  central parts of Paris, ",of engravings '  and cards which offend decency. He  declared that this evil Is always at Its  worst during the summer months, and '  that its unusual prevalence at this  ���season is because. It "springs up especially to meet the average foreigner's  conception of the gay capital." Thousands of foreigners go to Paris every  year for, a' short vacation, he adds*  naively, "intent on having a good time,  and declailng their intention so loudly  that the'city takes on a,1 particular hue '  for their benefit." This view has been  emphatically sustained  by the pastor  soon as possible the heroine sought the  captain. i -  "What am I to do now?" she asked.  "I have two of'them still left."  "Well, I would say this," replied the  captain. "If you want a good, sensible  husband, you take the one that did not  jump after you."  Mrs. Scrappington (in the midst of  her reading)���Here Is an Item which  says that In Patagonia a wife can be  purchased for a dollar. Mr.-Scrapping-  ton���Well, there may be wives in Pata.  gonia tha't are worth that much.���  "Harper's Bazar."  Anecdotal.  On one occasion, when Robert Fech-  ter, the tragedian, appeared In "Monte  Z!rlsto," the, curtain rose at- twelve-  thirty for the last act discovering  Fechter in an attitude of contemplation. For some moments he did not  make a movement, and not a sound  broke the silence, until a small but  clear voice In the gallery queried, In  tones of anxiety: "I hope we are not  keeping you up, sir?" '    ,  An English paper tells a good story  Df a Dioitwlch barber. He was just  finishing lathering a customer and was  talking volubiy as usual. "iTes, sir," he  said, "theie's no carelessness allowed  by our employer. Every time we cut  i, customer's lace we are fined sixpence, and if we make an ugly g.rsh It  teYdam. ��� The piincess rs declared to bo  well. educated and accomplished, and  expects to give a com re oi' lji'tu.c"* on  social conditions In Turkey, in which  she hopes to arouse sentiment against  the existing state of affairs. Her husband is well known as a leader of the  Turkish Legitimist party, which is  working for the release , of Murad V:  from.,prison, where his brother, the  reigning Sultan, placed him ' on the  plea ol insanity. It Is said in political  circles that the accession of Murad to  the throne would introduce a progressive policy into Turkish governmental  affairs. The piincess, who Is. deeply  Interested in these plans, is the daughter of the late Mahmoud Pacha Ben-  Ayad of Tunis, a friend of .Napoleon f  III. and prominent during his reign In  Paris society. , '  cTreds^ of men to Insure their lives 'for  the benefit of their families, and yet I  had never thought far enough to cany  any Insurance upon my own life. It  , didn't look consistent, now-that I had  come to consider the question, and I  resolved to remedy it at once. To think'  Is to act with me, and I sat down and  filled out an'application at once for a  good round sum.  "I got the application back to-day  marked, 'Refused���occupation too dangerous!' The next paper they get from  me will be my resignation!"  A Bad Guess.  A glil In a pale-pink klmona  Picked up a young fellow���a Jonah;    ,  Said she, "Well, for, lunch  I'll have reed bird and punch."  "Not much; you'll have beer and bologna."     '  Mrs. Gaswell ���The C^ar of Russia  now has four daughters. Mr. Gaswell  -Oh,' the dear little Czaidlnes!"--Pltts-  burg "Chronicle Telegraph."   l  Curious,Bits of News.  t  costs us a shilling "   Then, picking up  viiiyuaLicaiiy   ��u��Lu.iiiei.i   vy    liiu   iJimiui        _^   . lt   , . .   , rt���    . ���   _/t,irt,i  of a French Protestant church in Paris,    ���* b���'^f1"* '".f ���n tn    av    I'v,  .,i,��� ������������,,.<, ti.of i������in.s�����, ���iuit���.a      But I don't caie a rap to-day.   I vi  Just won a so"areign."  who asserts that Anglo-Saxon visitors  are tho foreigners" most to blame In  this matter, and Americans the worst  offenders of all. lie contends that the  keepers of kiosks whore quant!lies of  ' "luiid photographs" are sold told him  that "Americans" are their best'customers, purchasing' handfuls of vicious  papers and cards, which they distribute widely In their own country.  According to the New Yoik "Evening  Post," striking testimony to the truth  ���of all this has just been furnished by  a member of the United States Congress. Representative^ GUlett-of the  Springfield (Mass.) distiict,''a man of"  'high standing and proved independ-  i ence, has* been traveling for some  weeks, with .Speaker Henderson of  Iowa, In England and on the "Continent In aMecent letter the remarked  that the shops, tho hotels, and, above  all, the class of amusements which we  call "Frenchy," ��� 8nd * which "Amerl-  -cans" flock to Paris to see, seemed" to  him /'artificial and made to oider to  , meet the taste of American visitors." -  He frankly admitted that "it's1 no credit to us what they think our taste is,",  and bluntly declared that he had been  , "thoroughly disgusted" to see not only.  Amerrcan men, but" ladles, vtoo, .trying,  to be amused by sights which they  would think both stupid and low at  home." He'added, that it seemed (to  him as though "quite a proportion of  the Parisians were engaged in exhibiting as their natural life and reoreaA  tions a pretense of high spirits and  risky abandon which was all affected,  a constant bore to the' participants,'  ' and only, Interesting and endurable to  strangers so long as they are deceived  into believing it is the custom of the  ���country."- There is thus virtual agreement on 'the part of the French legislator, the United States congressman  and the French clergyman that foreign  visitors, and^ particularly "American"  tourists, are giving Paris a .worse re-.,  putatlon than it deserves���in fact,  making the city worse In the summer  months of their presence than it is during the rest of the year. The1-clergyman quoted clears the resident American colony of blame, pronouncing it  exemplary, but he thinks it "impossible  to deny that visiting Yankees do Paris  far more harm than Paris does them."  ve  ���- Parson Twine, the Chestcifleldlan  sanitary officer and a dog-catcher of  Atchison, recently called at a house,  says a Kansas City p.ipei, and asked  the woman who appealed If she kept  a dog. "No, I don't," responded the  woman; "look for you1 self " "Madam,"  said Parson .Twine, "what soit of an  administration would this be  dog tax collector doubted the word of  a lady?" The woman looked at him  helplessly for a moment, and 'then softly said: "I���I���I have one little dog  which I will pay on rf you say so.'\  Gen. Sherman wa�� one of the most  approachable men who ever- commanded a great army' During his famous march to the sea both Nor th and  South were completely,-mystriied"as to  what pornt he was striking for, and  one day an old'Georgia planter, whoA  had called at hrs headquarters and enjoyed his good cheer, asked him plump-  ly if he had any objections to telling  where'hls army was bound.. J'Not the  least," said Sherman. "Then leaning  over, he whispered In his guest's ear,  but so loudly that everybody, else in  the tent overheard it.' "We are going  pretty much where we damn please."  A minister In a Kansas town recently adopted a novel scheme for bolstering up the church collection, which had  been diminishing. Ho informed his  congregation, ��� just before the plates  were passed around, that thc members  who were in debt were not expected  to contribute. The collection that day  was double .the usual sum.  It really turns out that the population r of France has Increased thiee  times more rapidly during the past five  _,. years than it did during the preceding  if' the .' five> and, consequently, the recent  French census is regaided as unexpectedly favorable, notwithstanding  that the rate of increase has been ex-  tremely low. It Is important, if the decline has passed the ^deepest,point of  depression.    _ '  The oyster trade of England has fallen in ten years from* an annual total  of' fifteen millron dollars to two and  one-half millions. Sewerage schemes  carried out by town boards resulted in  flooding, the oyster beds with sewage,  and1 several deaths ensued from eatrng  poisonous oysters.' The alairn became  widespread, and the figures quoted  show ,the disaster brought upon the  trade.      , S.  Miss Oldglrl���After all, what so  graces tbe world as woman f���'* Harper's Bazar." ,    '   *  "Well, anyway, Willie, er���carrying  ���desc babies '11 help our muscle,"���"Harper's Bazar."  Discretion Better Than Valor.  A New Yorker, the owner of a mag-  irlficent yacht, had for his guests on a  recent trip three very clever young  men, all of them suitors for the hand  of his beautiful daughter. The young  woman could not determine which she  liked tho best, they were equally good  looking and equally eligible as to  wealth and position.  In her perplexity she sought the advice of the Old Salt, a kindly and generous old sea-dog, who sailed the  yacht.  "I tell you what I'd do, Miss, If I  were you," he said. "The next time  we are In a safe place you fall overboard. I will stand by to see that no  harm comes to you, and then you can  see which Is the best man of the lot."  The plan was agreed to, and a day  or two later the young woman slid off  the plank into the water. In a second  two of the young men were in after  her and she was heroically rescued. As  The wife of a well-known New York  lawyer, who visited. London this summer,-was operated on for appendicitis  In the British metropolis shortly after  her arrival there. - The first day the  patient was able to accompany' her  husband for a walk she met Ambassador Joseph Choate, an intimate fiierid,  who had shown much solicitude for her  recovery. The delighted Mr. Choate  greeted the lawyer warmly, but seemed  to ignore his wife, who finally said,  with a pout: "Why, Mr. Choate, you  don't take any notice of me. _ You  haven't spoken a word to" me yet. I  really believe you have forgotten^me."  "My dear madam," said Mr. Choate,  smiling, "I must confess that I did not  recognize you without your appendix."  The. methods employed by ex-Governor Throckmorton of Texas to make  clear the claims of-his clients were  perhaps unlike those of any other lawyer, but they often carried conviction  with them. , At one time he was. defending a man who was on trial for  murder in Gainesville, Texas. He desired to make it plain to the jury that  the man whom his client killed, although in hrs shirt-sleeves and without a pistol-pocket, might have been  well-armed "Can you see any signs  of arms about me?" demanded the  general, taking off his coat, and standing befoie the jurors. They shook  their heads. "Watch 'me'" he said,  dramatically, and with, that he proceeded to draw a pistol from under  each arm, one from each boot-leg, and  from the back of his neck a bowie-  knife of most sinister aspect.  _ The   following   story  goes   to   show  that all  men  have not their price���a  theory held by some:   It also emphasizes  the fact  that  a rebuke  can  be  more efficiently given quietly than In  anger.   Once when Gen. Ludlow, then  a colonel of engineers, was In charge  of  some  important   Government  contracts, a contractor came into his office  and slipped into his hand a bill of a  large denomination, and at the same  time spoke of the size of his bid for  certain Governmeirt works.   Col. Ludlow at once made the contractor feel at  home by smiling and Inviting him to  take a chair.   Then he handed the contractor a cigar.    Tho  visitor by  this  time wasl in high feather over the apparent success of his attempt at bribery, but his idea of Ludlow was suddenly   changed.    "Won't  you   have  a  light, too?" asked the colonel, and stepping to the fireplace with the bill he  lighted  It   and   politely   applied   In   a  flame to the contractor's cigar, when  he held  it until It was  entirely  consumed.   It is related that there was a  deep silence; then the contractor w ���  away gloomily and never returned  - It is evident thattone of the popular  superstitions had no whold on the designer of Uncle Sam's silver twenty-five-  cent piece. In the words quarter-dol-"  lar'are thirteen letters. Thirteen let-  ���ters compose E Pluribus Unum. In the  tall of-the eagle are thiiteen feathers,  and in the shield are thhteen lines.  There are thirteen stars and thirteen  arrow- heads, "while! if you examine the  bird' through a microscope, you will  find thirteen featheis In its wing.  According to the Birmingham "Daily  Gazette," an extraordinary character  has just passed away in a Carmarthenshire gentleman named Evans. Mr.  Evans devoted his life to witnessing  hangings, making the acquaintance of  executioners, and collecting -relics of  murderers. In the early days of public hangings he would travel any distance to see a man "turned off." He  was so fascinated by the business that  on the death of Calcraf t he applied for  his post. As this was not granted, he  set up a gallows in his own house and  invited his friends to test the noose.  Exploration, says "Science Sittings,"  has now revealed -relics of Menes, thc  founder of Egyptian monarchy, fashioned more than sixty-five hundied  years ago. Of Zer, the successor to  Menes, it is astonishing to find the  foreaim of hrs queen still in its wrappings, with four splendid bracelets intact. ^This brilliant and exquisitely  (finished group of jeweliy Is two thousand yeais older than the jeweliy or  Dahshur, the oldest up to then known  The arm of the queen had been broken  off by the flist plundeieis, and had  lain hidden in a hole in the well of the  tomb.  Two curious cases of the use of the  magnet in surgery are "attracting some  attention. Dr. Garel of Lyons, Fiance,  has drawn a nail about two inches long  from the bronchial tube of a boy ot  eighteen months from Buenos Ayres.  The nail had been there for some time,  causing the child to cough much.  Roentgen rays showed th? position of  It, and an electro-magnet drew it out  Another successful operation of the  same kind has been performed by Dr  Piechaud of Bordeaux, on a child of  three years. In this case the trachea  was opened to get a projection from  the pole of the magnet near the nail.  The Late Queen's Autographs.   ���   >  According to ther London "World,"  great annoyance has been caused at  court by recent 'sales of Queen Victoria's private letters and autographs,  of' which an immense number have  been produced in the open market during the last few months. It is, impossible to understand how such strictly  confidential communications as the  Queen's private letters to foreign sovereigns and to the Duchess of Gloucester and, other members of the royal  famlry can have1 come to be publicly  offered for sale, unless they have somehow passed into the possession of the  servants of'the recrpients.' T      - ,  t ....   painting  of   a  middle-agea./  man~in the costume of the lattar part(  of the last contiwy.   "It Is such, a nice .  ."kind face," said the glil, rather wistfully.      "I  imagine  my  father might,  have looked like that had he lived." As  most''of the pictures were ticketed the,  visitors  had   purchased   no   catalogue   ;  but, before going away, Miss B. bought.,'  one at the entrance   and made a last  visit to the portrait for which she had ,;  felt so strong an attraction.   To her ���  astonishment she found her,own name*  opposite to its number and learned on ,  Inquiry that the original was  one of   '  her direct ancestors. '  Another occult coincidence or psycho-,.  logical, phenomenon   happened   a  few >''  years ago to a Southern statesman and  financier whose family has always been (  of    rank  in  his   native   State."    This ^  gentleman was overhauling old 'documents   and   letters   which   had   been  stored in a musty chest for years and  intended   to   publish   whatever: might  be of historic value and Interest.   To  his surprise he unfolded  a letter yellow and time-stained, which was written In his own peculiar hand-writing,  or seemed to have been written by'hlm,"  although the date was two generations   .  before his birth.   The signature of the -  surname, which was the same as his  own,  was  so  markedly  characteristic  that he could scarcely believe his own  hand did not pen the letters.  ..' * ���&  Lemice Therieux once worked off a  little practical'joke at the expense of a  play in which the Pelion of misery was  heaped upon the Ossa of despair, says  a writer in "Chambers' Journal.", Together with twenty friends he secured  a prominent seat in the gallery. "When  the pathetic moment ariived, Therieux  pulled out a handkerchief and buist  into tears. The effect was electncal.  The man next to him also fell to weeping, and'also took-hold of the handkerchief. The epidemic of teais theie-  upon extended all along the lrne of the  faithful twenty, and as each man succumbed to hrs emotion he, took hold of  the end of the handkerchref, untrl at  last all, the confederates weie weeping  in it. The" handkerchief was twenty  yards long, and had been specially prepared for the occasion." The low come-,  dlan struggled gamely withn this exhibition of woe, .but his witticisms .were  of no avail, for the funnier he became  the more frequent were the sobs "of  the sorrowing twenty.' l     ' - * -  Here are two stories of Lord Kitchener,  told    by a British    officer,  who  served under him in South Africa:  A        The enquirer was a little anxious as  young subaltern in charge of some con-     he placed his    open   hand before the *  struction work In Upper Egypt had the     earnest gaze of the soothsayer,  misfortune to lose some native work-        "You are a man of the utmost ablll-  mt'i through the, accidental explosion,. J ty" ,  of several cases of dynamite.   Full   of ]     The enquirer seemed satisfied.,  fears of a wigging from headquarters, j     "You have the ..organizing power of -  he telegraphed to the Sirdar: "Regret i a Kitchener and the dash of a Baden-  A Loquacious Cockatoo.      < i  The most loquacious cockatoo "In the  world used to.be owned'by a civil ser-1'  vant in a RIverina township, Australia,''  and as this is, perhaps, the 'only bird  'that ever shut  ap" a political  "wind- ~  jammer" the Melbourne "Punch" deems ���'  its escapade' worthy to be put on record.   A general election was on, and  . one of the candidates for the district ��'.  had engaged a hall wherein to address '-.(Vj  the electors.     There was a great at-    ��� _,>_.  tendance, and the candidate went from , / f��� .  scratch with a rush, but at the end of ,v/' ���'  five minutes was interrupted by a thin, /*<   ,*  croaking voice,  like  that  of    a    little   i      *��  devil suffering from ' whooping-cough,^./-"^ x>.  which called from one ^ of the rafters : "- - '>  "Oh, I'm full of this !"      The orowd, ' "--<,  suddenly'discovering the cockatoo .on ?  \^  his per ch" aloft, laughed upioariously.. ���''*' ^  A long string of insults at the^crowd'.    ; , f'  came from the rafters.   The candidate J', %��� X  ti ted to get going again.   "The man's ,   ) > J,  an ass !" was the cockatoo's comment, Vs -. ;��  and he'jerked It in after every,.solemn."^ -; "  expression  of the candidate's opinion. ". t*v  At last the candidate's patience gave       i'-'  way, and, seizing the water-bottle, he ,,-^">-  hurled it funously at the,intemperate "   >������*'  brrd."   It brolce^a window,  and excited    -"  the bird to further efforts.   Picking out r %  the'candidate, he   heaped ��ieproachea ,V, '  and insults vupon<him.   The bird won;" *"\-.. .-  finding nothing''left to throw, and uiw ' ������ '  able  to make  any 'impiesslon  on the  l oaring audience,  the politician' flung     / J\  himself from the hall, and    the .evil j ;-'.-  .bird-gave the last'touch   by' 'calling, ,,<-_l-  pleasantly :,"So long, so long !"   The  meeting forthwith carried resolution to  the effect thaf the cockatoo was arflt   and proper party to repiesent that dls-/- -" ty  trict In Parliament. " J  Palmistry Triumphant.    ;'"   f-'  '  (Fragment  from   a  Town   Romance.)'  $*-���  >M  to report killing of ten laborers by  dynamite accident." Then he set himself to await the reproof of his stern  superior. In a few hours came this  laconic despatch: "Do you need any  more dynamite?" A second story is as  follows: While engaged in burlding, a  bridge for the advance upon Pretoria,  an engineer officer, appiehensive of  danger to his woikmen, communicated  his fears to Laid Kitchenei, explaining, that a different mode of construction would be much safer than the one  employed, Which" might, indeed, cost  the lives of twenty or thiity men.  Kitchener listened patiently,, and then  asked. "How rr.uch longer would It  take to do the" woik by tms safer  method?" "Not more than an hour  longer, sir." "Very well, don't change  .'he plans. Torr will cimtiriuo the work  as it has been besnn."  Too Great a Risk.  A ticket-collector on a railway got  leave tc'go and get man led, and was  given a pass over the line. On" the  way back, he showed to the new collector his marriage certificate by mistake for his pass. The latter studied  it carefully, and then said- "Eh, mon,  you've got a ticket for a Iang, wearisome Journey, but not on the Caledonian Railway."���" Tit-Bits."  Brooklyn Workingman's Wife (in  1301)���What's happened, Danny? Her  Husband (desperately)���Well, I've been  fired by J. P. Morgan, and -there's nobody else in the world to work for!���  Brooklyn "Citizen." '  Powell."  Again the enquirer smiled.  "You have the tact of a Talleyrand,  the courage of a Buonaparte, the poetry of a Shakespeare, and the sense  'of color of a Rubens, a Vandyke and  a Gainsborough."  "Quite true," murmured the enquirer.  "You could, had vou wished it, have  ,taken~a Double Frrst at Oxford or be- .  come    a  'Senior Wrangler    at    Cambridge." . '"  The enquirer bowed acquiescence.  "I can see from your garb you are'  not the Archbishop of Canterbury, and  from my knowledge of the lineaments  of the distinguished parsonages I am  about to mention I am sure you are  neither the Premier, the Lord Chancellor, nor the Commander-in-Chief."  "You are right," replied the enquirer.  "You occupy a position of gi eater  importance, if I am not mistaken, than  either of the situations I have specified." ' _ '   .' !>>  "Again you are correct," returned  the enquirer, "I have the honor to fill  the post of Senior Superintendent of  the Imperial Universal General Dry  Goods and Provision Stores, Limited."  And with mutual expressions of respect and admiration, the soothsayer  and  enquirer separated.���"Punch."  I %&  > wAl1*'  - m  Progressive Turkish Women.'^  The first Turkish woman, it is said  who has visited Europe with the object  of exposing the unhappy condition of  her countrywomen is the Princess  Halrle Ben-Ayad, who Is now In London with her husband, All Nourl Bey,  _tely consul-general of Turkey ir. Rot-  ���ilins! 'm ������ in i ���Till  ���iiViiiiniisii-iTn-iri-i  *&��*  "I'm going to give up the businti.-.,'  said a life Insurance agent with a  sigh, whom the Detroit "Free Press"  encountered. "I don't care whether  they meant it for a Joke or not. It's a  hard life, and people have no business  trying to be funny at my expense.  "I have always prided myself upon  my ability to land a man when once I  succeeded In getting his attention. But  I had a new experience the other day.  I was working hard to convince a party that it was' his duty to take out  some of our Insurance upon his life for  the protection of his family, and I saw  that I had him wavering, when I had  to pause for breath, and he broke In  with:  " 'By the way, how much do you carry on your life?"  "Whllo I, taken unaware by the abruptness of the question, was stammering a reply, he escaped. The Incident  Bet me to thinking.  I had induced hun-.  uMrimwiwiiuuwiuMtBrnftumi.  Queer Cases of Heredity.  disagree as to the In-  of heredity.   Some hold  great deal hinges upon  others believe the contrary.  Some of the authentic stories  told to exemplify this mysterious bond  between  ancestors and  descendants are very curious.  There was a loan collection of old  portraits exhibited in London lately  and a young girl was among the visitors. She was an orphan and wealthy,  but without near relatives, and was often heard to complain of the loneliness  of her position. As she passed through  the gallery one particular portrait attracted her attention and she went  back to It more than once. Her companion saw in it nothing but the com-  fhaQulano   - '  Midsummer Maxims.  Old  married  folks never  sit In the  hammock together.     A drug store In  the neighborhood is always productive  of thirst.   It usually gets too cold for  mamma and papa about 9 o'clock.  The  young lady who Is always objecting to  her brother's smoking tells her young  man that she likes the odor of a good  cigar���with the accent on the good���  and the young man smiles complacently.   The neighbor's piano ought really  to  be  tuned.   The man  who can  restrain his natural impulse to sprinkle  the lawn with the hose always jollies  his next door neighbor, who can't.   A  woman   can  felt   with  nothing in  her  hands and rock, but a man has to have  a paper or a cigar or both.   When the  Old  Man  and  his  neighbor  get their .  feet  on  the  railing side  by side  the  young man who Is calling on the Old '  Man's   daughter   usually   proposes a.  stroll, for he knows they are planted  until bedtime.���Ex.  ���'tfl  fS ' V ' ,s . -' ' <'  ii.'     ,  ATLIN  B.C.-, SATURDAY, FUBRUakt ,��,  .,���,,;.  WANTED ��� Coric:>poudents iir  'every section of the  district.    Erv  quir e at the Claim for particulars  J. ,H. Richardson  returned , this  week   from   an   extended eastern  trip. , He is bringing in a big ship  raent of fine dry goods, which will  be   opened   up   next   week.     No  need .to  be out of date now, since  Mickey's come to town.  ��� McDonald's   Grocery   keeps an  '   excellent stock of staple and fancy  groceries.    They  have  their  own  teams   and   deliver   goods  on the  creeks at the most reasonable rates  They have' a  new aud fresh stock  '   coming in immediately.  Blue -Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  pure.���It is" sold in all,the store? in  Atlin.  The play, "A Trial by Jury,"  postponed from last Thursday, will  be given in Discovery next Tuesday evening.  For a good'square meal go to  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant.  To Smokers ��� If you want a  really first class imported cigar, get  an " El Ecuador." For sale only  at" McDonald's Grocery. -  Fresh Eggs at Fraser & Co's.���  Big shipment of fresh goods have  just arrived.  (,, Fresh stock of Imported and Domestic Cigars at C. R. Bourne's.  ��� -A Literary Society has been Organized in Discovery, with a membership of 20. Meetings will be  held every Saturday evening in St.  Andrews Church, to which a cor-  dial'-iuvitation is extended to all.  Discovery'} friends are cordially  invited to-coritest for,,the prizes at  the Carnival on the 28th inst.  A few Subscribers for the year  are in arrears, and in consequence  of greatly-'increased expenditure  by our accomplished enlargement,  an early settlement will be .appreciated.  The Rise and Fall.  T A H T  We beg to quote the followingi Cash Prices until  ���, ���'      '   Further Notice :���.,',,.,.���-  Ogilvie Flour, per sack      -. S3.25 DG  Sugar, per lb .       .wc.  A gen Butter, i-lb tins - .50 c.  Rex Hams, per lb - - , ,23 c.  Conmieal, tolb sack - .' .85 c.  Rolled Oats, B & K . - ,65 c.  Blue Ribbon Tea,' per lb , .50 c.  T & B Cut Tobacco, do -��� $1.00  do     Chewing       do  -'      .75 c  Ovo, per tin   -       -       -      ��� .75 c.  Salmon, per doz     -       -     2.25  C & B Jams, i-lbtius, per doz 3.50' r ' '   ,  g0f ALL    OTHER, GROCERIES    REDUCED  Big Bargains  still left in Dry Goods and  Men's Furnishings.    ,  Patent,    do      ,do  3-25  Cream, Hotel size, per doz   .���  4-75  do    Family size    do  2.50  Milk, 'Reindeer         do    -    .  2,25  Clams, per doz   ,.        .        .  2-75  Canned Corn,' per doz . '  2.40  Peas       do    ..  2.25  Beans     do  2.25  Tomatoes do    .  "3-75  A fresh supply of Gold" Seal" Packs have just arrived, over  ' ���    the Fantail. .. ������  BLAOKETf & CO.  Is  C.DQEEKER,  .    .    .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.   .   ..  Fish,; Game   in   season and   home   made   Sausage.  , "'.. - First Street,. Allin. ' , -  Rcissell   Hotel,  DIXON    BROTHERS,   Proprietor*  The  Ti  me  The lowest temperature recorded  for the week ending 20th inst, is  as follows :  Feb. 14 .         13 below  ,15 .            3 above  ,16 ���     .         27 '   ,  ,17 . 24      ,  ,  iS . _      30     ,  .  19 ���           4  ,20 .           4      >  SECOND GRAND MASK  FANCY   DRESS  CARNIVAL  ON   THE  Subscribe For  THE ATLIN CLAIM  '���Pool   &.   Billiards,   Free,  Freighting and Teaming; ��� -j�� _ _ Horses and SHghs for Hire.  Uattcottver General Store,  Dealers in  Provisions/? Dry Goods, Etc,,  A.   S.   Gross   &   Co.  DISCOVERY!  DISCOVERY!  DISCOVERY!  <vy*^^*v>^v><^^/>^ww*AV'  "91  T7C7E have discovered that we are in the lead.    Aud the lead we mean  to keep."   Guaranteed Goods���The Lowest Prices and courteous treatment is our motto. , ' -  We quote no leaders as baits, but come and see us and be convinced that we cannot be equalled in the line of groceries and  miner's supplies generally.  Yours very truly,  D,. G". STEWART,  Discovery, B. C, January 24th,  1903.   -,    ��~  The      Vancouver     Hotel  IS   NOW  OPEN,  A Handsome. New* Modern Structure  Saturday, Feb. 28TH.  . ������  Six Handsome Prizes.  Co R,  ��9  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS���  The following Sailings are announced for the month of February,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train :  Amur, Feb. 6th and 20th.  For further information, apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  THIS  HOTEL   IS   STOCKED   WITH' THE   BEST  OF  GOODS  Sam*  Johnstone,   Proprietor*  DRINK THE BEST  "NABOB    TEA."  1  In Lead Packets oJ %-io and 1 -lb each.  For Sale by all First Class Grocers,  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &   Co.. 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