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 mm&as  mmwpnw  ���^vr^T^^wtstemmtm  ,,���,.���, -iwWn����H^>^.*^7l.i��'  -j   e. --Q. , ��.^o.m _^ /t^x>j^^  ��� Amvyif%*>  I  ��f      .1     ,     ..���^--.-^^^->-^^y/^T^^^-^^;^^/^^..QiC���  dd^^^^^^^^^B^i^^^^^  pJ  \  A T^f  'VOL.   8.  ATLIN, B. Of, SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   28,  ,igo3>  NO.  1&9.  PREPARATIONS.  Symptom's   of   the    Coming  , .    Season's Activity.  The Pine Creek Power Co.'s tfeavy  Shipment���Drills to Aid Pro-  spect Work���A New Company  The Pirre Creek' Power Co., it is  .said, will spend #50,000 in a new  plant and equipment.' Tlie first of  this was shipped from' Vancouver  on the last sailing of the -City of  Seattle. ��� The shipment was'supei-  iutended by Mr. L. H. Griffith,  .who, we understand, is. now Gene-  xal-Manager of the Company. The  machinery was    -     purchased  through Messrs. v E" ' G. Prior &  Co.', and the lumber, from the B.  C. Mills.      y  The Company shipped .four  horses, with complete' harness and  sleds, with which to haul the 50,-  000 feet of lumber and other material. Mr. A. McKee of. Vancouver came tip in charge of the teams.  Mr. Griffith' will leave Seattle'^tonight for Atlin, iu order to supervise the work "of reconstruction of  the supply flume and other matters."  ? Mr. H: W. E- Canavau is cx-  pected* to arrive in Atliu next  week. He is bringing in two pio:  spectiug drills for use ou the property of the British American  Dredging Company, aud it is sup:  posed that these drills will be used  to prospect other ground also. By  their use au immense amount of  money will be - saved,- in prospect  work.  The purchasers o-f the Ware hydraulic property, on McKee creek,  the McKee Creek Consolidated Hydraulic Co., Ltd., will commence  active operations next month. Mr.  F. T. Hamshaw, General Manager,  accompanied by'Mr. J. P. Kiuyon,  one of the largest stockholders of  the "Company, leave New York  next week for Atlin. They will  bring several men with them to begin preliminary development work.  Lights Will Shine.  The U. S. Government has at  last awakened to the necessity of  better protection to shipping-interests oil- the Alaskan coast, and the  erection of a chain of lighthouses  will be begun by the constiuction  of a $60,000 lighthouse ou Mary's  island. The lights in this contemplated chain begin at Cape Fox,  coming north to Mary island, then  Guard island, 8 miles north of Ketchikan. The new light at Lincoln  rock, iu Clarence strait, is now under construction, while one will be  placed ou Eldredge rock, near Seward. When these are all placed  hi position, one prominent element  of danger on the northern coast  will be reduced to a minimum.  The ** Claim " Appreciated'.  The following letter speaks for  itself:  Gkntli'mrn :���Appreciating the  high standard of your publication,  we have taken the liberty of placing it upon our Exchange list for  the Daily arid Sunday Tribune.  ,Jt would give us great pleasure  lo receive a similar courtesy at,y,our  hands.���Yours very truly,  Tiik Dih'Roi'r.TRiiJUNic.  Detroit, Mich., Feb. 12, 1903.  Parliament  to Assemble.  An Extra of the P.. C. Gazette,  issued on the 13th inst, contains a  Proclamation,- " calling upon 'the  members of the Provincial Legislature to assemble for the despatch of  business, at the Parliament 'Buildings, Victoria, on Thursday, 12th  day of March next.  'Signed, Sealed* and Delivered.  The Alaskan Boundary .Treaty  was ratified by the Senate on the  nth inst, when the President appointed the following able and well  known jurist's to represent the  United Slatesiat the Commission to  be held in L'o'ndon "shortly :, Elihu  Root, Secretary 'of War, Henry  Cabot Lodge)11 ,Senalof, from- Mas-;  sachusetts and George Turner,  Senator from Washington., The  name of' J0I111AV. Foster, former  Secretary of State, is suggested, to  act in'the capacity of U. S. Agent,  under the terms of the treaty. .. ._  f Up to latest advice from the outside, the Commissioners to Represent Canada, ��� have not been 'appointed, nor, whether this country'  will be allowed two or not, but it is  i,i'.i       . , >  the > belief  in % official '.circles, .that  theSHon.   Edward- Blake, ;M.P.,  will be invited to act for Canada.",  AN HISTORIC DAT.  A Typical  Miner's Birthday  ',    - Party v      <  In Arid Out of Cam|>.   '  * ' -  ' \   ,- i.W��-  j  ~  k      .,/4,"  ITEMS OF INTEREST iBOUT PEOPLE AND THINGS  The West Yale" Election���Work ' Soon   to 'Start   on   the  -- ���'        , * ."--'        ,'  British American Dredging Company's  t X:  ���' .-,--'-- .'-'���* - , "Undertakings.  . j. ��� ~ i-  * -J4;r^r"-J j-  The Prior Government has sustained a defeat in the bye-election  in West Yale, which' took place  yesterday. Mr. C. A, Semlin, ex-  Premier, according to reports last  evening, secured a majority of 77  over the Government candidate,  Dr. Sansoin. The election throughout the 'district, which is a large  and scattered one, was very lively  and a heavy vote was polled.  The heavy timbers for the dredge  to be built for the British American Dredging Co., arrived in Skagway on the Amui, and will be  shipped at once to Atliu.  S. S." Amur on her return to Victoria from her last trip this month  will be laid up for a thorough overhauling. She will be replaced by  the Princess May, the most deservedly popular steamer on the  Lynn Canal route. The sailing  dates will be found vin the C. P. N.  Co/s add. in another column.  Eugeue(Piets has associated himself with Chas Kent on Gold Run.  Fresh stock of Imported and Domestic Cigars at C. R. Bourne's.  Cameron & Co., of Gold Run,  are doing good work on their  property and have sent a "rush"  order to Vancouver for more machinery.  Chas Muirhead and his partner,  Chris Nissen, of Sptnce, are putting in the winter ou a hunting expedition. They are camped in the  Dixie valley and have foxes galore  in sight.    Good luck to them.  "Misfortunes," 'tis said, "never  come singly." Mr. Smith, late of  the Metropolc, who had just,got  over-��a bad burn from gasolene,  gave himself a very severe gash  on "the foot with an axe, on Thursday last. One of the bones was cut  and it required eight stitches to  bring the wound together. - He  will be confined-to the house for a  few weeks.  Pat Callaghan, of Spruce, is consolidating his holdings on that  creek into alease.  We are pleased to see Mrs. J.'A.  Fraser able to be around again,  after over six weeks' illness.  r Famous Moosehead Brand, Oil  tan Shoe Packs, just arrived at  Blackett & Co.'s.  A big shipment of fresh goods  have just arrived at Fraser & Co's.  Most profitable results are reported from the winter diggings on Pine creek, just above  what is locally known as the Sabin  Pit of the Pine Creek Power Co.  Three dollar pans are common,  consequently the miners in that  section look forward to good bank  accounts when sluicing is finished  this season.  A dance will be given ou Wednesday evening next in the Koot-  enay Hall, in aid of the Fire Department.    Everybody come.  The Fire Department will give a  Smoker in about two weeks, Due  announcement will be made as to  place and date later on.  Subscribe for the Claim, and get  your friends to subscribe.  How February Twenty-Second'Was  ,   Celebrated   By   "The, Boys','  ."  rori'. Spruce Creek!'   "x " '.'P"    "*  That Atlin City doe's not possess  "all" the.talent of the district may  be readily inferred by a perusal of  the following," from the'pen of one  of our Special Correspondents on  Spruce creek: , *'',"<>  ." M. L.-Beets' "birthday'" Yell 'ou  February 22nd "and was" celebrated  in a glorious manner.' -  v'  To say nothing of the wonderful  flag'decorations throughout Ihe-TJ.  S., fthat   portion of Spruce creek  where^Mi. Beets  resides was fully"  alive toTthe��� occasion.    Those w'ho"  assisted in the  entertainment w'tre  Messrs.'Garrison & Co., with their  .Victor'.-Talking   -Machine, .with  some fifty up-to-date songs,"etc;  j ; Mr. "KThomas;4 Hanna,    Rainier  Grand, (Seattle, played "- numerous  pieces on his.Viol,-and 'sung a new,  one (to us,-;at least),'"In,the Good  Old Summer-Time.,:, MrVHauiia's  .capacity, as "an* enlei tamer-������-*''.t;i be-  equalled, but; not excelled; only in  one other direction.       ' , '  > .Mr: Archie Christie, of Pine, did  such execution with his viol that  the strings had to be renewed before morning.^ Jack Caitmell,'of  Pine, with his guitar, lent grace  aud dignity to the entertainment,  and sang several songs, some of  them highly edifying.  Mr. Chas. Hickman played the  piccolo, aud sang, and sang again.  His songs were full of spirit, delightful and catching; so much so,  that, at times, everybody assisted  with the choiuses.  Mr. Preston gave a Fourth of  July oration and told of "foreign  born citizens of, native birth," and  bis song of "Sourkraut" was  highly appreciated.  ' Mr. Henry Pieman's song of  war time was so realistic that one  could almost feel the shock at the  time of the artillery discharge.  Mr. Charles Brodeiick's singing  and dancing was up to date and executed with vim.  Messrs. A. M. Anderson, James  McKechney, Hickman, Broderick  and Beets were the dancers, and  several new " break-downs " and  waltzes were introduced.  The music and dancing were  materially assisted by a gunny sack  full of bottled refresh ments; and  the time passed so lively that a hall  was not called until time to clean  up for breakfast.  There were twenty-five persons  present and they all unite in declaring that it was the most enjoyable entertainment ever given on  Spruce creek and wish Mr. Beets  very many happy returns of the occasion. It is said that he will have  another birthday on the 26th of  next month. -    Stag.  '''*$.*'    l :   ., i;��\  j      !''���!,  '-   r ?.i  , ,   :'i">   .-,* "'   - \''M  f i   i**.    (  i       1  .-    r ,���-*,...*, .,.,��   '    'rt\~M  m  ' ,'        - .-- " /??i  ~ \t.> "'       '..-I--    -  ,   4-  )    r'-��<  1'JA'   *--   ���*�������  4:., , ,.- '>-,H  tst   '    -     "   -   - *-1^'*l  --r-     -  '^  -,  .7 irf- .L./' ."'-%--  -rr<  4'-'j'l  1 i->1j  ,'"���!','  4.rf^ ,   ".  ' -fP]i  ���14 . r-   -if  ^  I  '*.; Xr ''" .', s;  \   7 �� '"���p*'s''I  ~ .- ������"-fors-1!  Iff .,.- - ;t ' if  r.      *    ������  '-  .4 l      - t.       ^  '?���-. w.  ���,.,, * * <���') 4*-l  0  "*J  -::$:hl  1    -     1.    ",   J t .' '     * 1 v -  I  -< .   >    *   -      vr .-"- ���    t   '   --������ }-'* I  1>4-      .i,~'~  1     III  Wr  i-J w ���.���y*yrwi.rw,�� ���_.,  m  i ^  Seed and  H ARVEST.  Duncan J.   McMillan, Pastor  Ne^York Presbyterian Ohurch.  "Be not deceived; God is not mocked;1  for (Whatsoever a man soweth that shall  be also reap."���Galatians, vi., 7.  "Be not deceived."   This is the pro-.  position.    It conveys  the  lesson  which  the apostle desires to teach.'   The' rest  of tho passage only illustrates    an en-  Horcos the injunction.'  Our text strikes at a common, everyi  ' ley sin.   The -weakness uhnt lies at tlie)  bottom of every sin is self-deception,   Al  jo��n could never get his own consent to  4a if he did not  (irst deceive himself)  wr allow  himself to  be  deceived.    And  to Paul is striking at the tap root of  tho .whole business of sin.    The    principle that underlies    it is    tire    indissoluble connection between present con-.  duct and future experience; 'between tho  ���   thought which wo indulge arrd the state  and habit of mind which resultjbetween  A 4     v  tho principle wo cherish and the permanent character which will be evolved.  !As mirely as the nature of the seed ia-  bercs in the plant that grows out of itj  ���o surely will the nature of the though b  *nd action which we indulge determine  the character which they prod'uee. Na-  1 tore U pitiless and inexorable. (, This  few which we are considering is as rigid  ���a the law of gravitation.  God has eternally fixed those laws by  which righteousness brings its own re->  ward and sin its appropriate pun s' ment.  Paul says do not deceive yourself by-  supposing for one- moment that this l.iw  will somehow not operate in your 'case,  or that God will cut thc connection be��  fcween cause and eflect for your special  benefit. Against suoh a delusion Paul  hurls the staitling words, "God  la not mocked." It - is a law  of nature that the reaping  Ing shall correspond to the sowing. It  le impossible for men to 'break the di-  ,Yine order*' established in the very nature of things, lie th.it sows cockle  shall reap cockle. He that sows thistles  snust not expect to reap wheat.  We understand all that as it applies  .to vegetable life. ,We may also   see it  plainly working in 'human alfairs.   Commercial industry  tends    to commercial  wealth.   "Seest thou a man diligent ia  - business T He shall stand before Kings."  The law applies also to the intellect-,  nal tffe! It is only to thc-difigcnt student that culture comes. And it is only;  to him .who exercises the virtue o'f truo.  affection-that loyal friendship is returns  ad.k It would be vain to expect that  money would buy learning or refinement. And it would ibe equally vain to  luppose that "learning and refinement  would lead to wealth, for there is no  necessary connection between them as  cause and effect.' Each pursuit has its  consequences accordrng to its own nature. Thrrs we see in^the hoy the prophecy of the man; in the epcndlhrirt  the prophecy of coming penury and  ���want; in the budding genius the promise of future glory, and in a career  of careless living and disregard of God's  la-ws the inevitable consequence of disaster. One who habitually breaks the  Babhath cannot expect the fruits of Salb-  feaths well spent. I  So the law applies to spiritual sowing  -and reaping. God rules the two worlds  of matter and spirit upon the same,  principles. Like prodrrces like. Na-,  tural laws rule in the spiritual world.  The future depends upon the past and  the present. Our conduct is shaping our  destiny. (  If these things affected only the body,  Chen the pampered -body might perish  with transitory things and so come to.  an end. But they nfleet the soul also,  Iot soul" nnd bodv are intimately connected. What affecti one afreets the  other. How disappointment in business,  prostrates a man I J low the failure of  our plans in social and domestic allaiis*  as well ns in business, depressor, flic  Spirit ' So the soul is nH'rcted. de-i  pressed or dated, hv "-v-cms or fiiiluio.  And, moreover, it becomes refined nnd  purrMcd by holy exercises or coriuptcd  by evil habits or thought", according lo  the same laws of causaf'nn. ll�� rievi-  tles may become dissipated and d'v.iyod.  Bo that, sowini; to tlio flf--.li nlli-ots not  only thc flesh, but tlio mind and lh&  Bonl also, and produces nior.il rottenness and spiritual death.  In spiritual affairs, as in material,,  iro one need expect or hope to sow ono  thing and reap another. Those who recklessly sow to the flesh must reap thciri  harvest of hlrghtcd forlrrnc, shattered  health, disappointed hopes, soured temper, infamy and shame.  ���God leaves us free to sow whatever!  BOTt of seed wc will, and no one can  blame the Almighty if, having chosen  the kind we prefer to sow, we reip  our own harvest. It would not be lika  God to thwart us by giving any other  kind of harvest than that for which we  have  chosen  to  sow  seed. i  Do not expect consequences which the  law of flowing and reaping does not  Justify. Do not bu surprised if bad men  who are industrious are prospered in  business. That is just what they have  been sowing peed for. If they arc dili-  igent and faithful about their flowing*  'of course they will reap-the appropriate,  harvest. That is all right and according to  the  la-w. :, And  do not be dis  appointed or think it strange if good  men who do not sow wisely nor work*  diligently arc unfortunate in their)  business affairs, lhat is also in accordance with tli" same raw. Jiaclr re-ipa  as he sows. "15c not decerved," you  need not expect a material harvest from  spiritual seed-sowing, "lie not deceived," you will never ir.ip a spiritual harvest'from .solliMi and, niaierial eeed-  eowing. Nov.- determine the kind "of,  harvest you want, Llien sow that kind)  of seed and you will reap in due season  if you faint not.  Mainly Abvur. jreopie.  EHzabcth Cady Slant"on was orrce gtv>  fng a piece of advice to a roomful of  |roung men in a little village on the subject of matrimony. "When you marry,"  lire said, "choose a woman with a spine  a.nd a sound set of teeth." "Good grii-  siousf Airs. Stanton," remarked one of  her listeners, in alarm, "do they ever  tomo without spines?"  Professor Powers of Cornell's political  economy department was discussing tho  changed attitude that people have assumed (and in his opinion rightly assumed) toward the conveniences and the  luxuries of life. "At a Methodist church  convention," he said, "thc delegates wero  talking on that subject, when an old  graybcard arose and exclaimed angrily  to the presiding bishop: 'I suppose you  came here in a private car?' 'Yes,' the  bishop answered; 'do you know any w.iy  more comfortable?'"  When Labouchere was an attache of  the British Ambassador to the United  States a Briton of thc consequential species descended on the ministry oM Washington demanding to see his country's  representative. '"He's not in," said Lab-  by. "Then I'll wait,", said tho Briton  pompously, seating himself. At tho end  of half an hour came the query, "When  ���er���do you���er���expect Lord Lyons  back?" "Oh, in six months or so," said  the ever-obliging attache. "lie left for  Europe this morning.,But you'baid you'd  wait, you know." ,,  A manufacturer not oire hundred miles  from the city tells a, jood joke on himself. He id credited'with being extremely disagreeablo to his employees. A man  just arrived in this country called on him  one day to ask for woik./'IIavc you a recommendation "of character?" he psked  the stranger. "No." he replied, "but 1  have friends in the village who. will give  me one." Pulling his" L.i.idle on the  floor, he left. In tiro couric of half-an  hour he returned, look rip his bundle  and was leaving tlio office without a  ���word., "Did you get your character ?"  asked the manufacturer. The man,  without halting a moment or raising his  eyes, said: "No, mister, but I got yours.*'  Kitchener's scathing sarcasm is well  illustrated by thc reply he is said to  have sent to the leader of-,a not over-  successful column. This oflicer had several slight engagements' with tlie enemy,  mainly, consisting of flinging a few shells  at them at long -range. After each engagement he wired to the commander-  in-chief substantially: "During action-  several Boers seen to drop from their  sacftllcfl." ''.The thing was-becoming tiresome, for- Lord Kitchener's rule was that  only those actually "gathered" should be  counted. He soon thought of a remedy,  and sent back to the. officer this polite  telegram: "I hope when they fell they  did not hurt themselves."  The Scotch of Glengarry are largely,  probably mainly, of "the old faith," and  this story told by Senator MofMillan,  touches upon that fact, and also introduces one of the old-time giants ol that  county. This particular giant was Big  Alex "McDonnell, uncle of the bishop of  the same name. "Big Alex/' the senator began, "was probably the only man  who went over the Chaudiere Falls and  lived. Shortly after his escape he visited his uncle, then a simple priest, and  iiis marvelous escape, wrth the incident  of hanging desperately to a floating crib  while being tosse'd about in the turbulent waters, 'formed the subject of con-  lersalion. 'It must have been a great  comfort to you to know that the saints  were witih yon in your peril,' remarked  the priest. 'Oh, yes,' responded Alex,  but it was also a comfort to know I was  a ttimn good swimmer.' "  The following incident occurred at an  fntertainmerrt in a large provincial town  in England. On the piogi-ammo a certain vocalist was down' to sing "Tho  Miner's Dremu of Home." and to add  special eflect to the song he, having a  fiiend a fireman at the file station, about  three minutes' walk fiom the hall, ran  out and borrowed his topboots. His  turn on the piogramme came around, lie  appeared on the singe in all tho glory of  :i blouse, -jloueh hat, white breeches and  (the fireman's.) topboots. His rendering  of tlie --ong was a groat .surce-3 up to  the nriddlu of tho second verse, when a  commotion wir-, he.ird at the entrance of  tlio hall. Then a hoi and eager frionun  forced his way through the audience up  to tho footlights and bawled out at tho  top of his voice: "Hill, you've got to  come out of t/iiom 'ere hoots if you value  your life.   I'm called lo a fire!"  Her First Night at the Theater.  A lady who Tesides at Streatham Hill,  according to an English exchange, has a  girl in her service fioh from some region far removed from the theater.  Thinking to give the girl a treat, and  knowing that she had never been to a  theater, tire lady purchased a ticket for  a play at Balham Theater. The girl  went.and returned before nine o'clock.  "What is the matter? Did you not  like it?" asked Ure mistress.  "Oh, I liked it, mum, it was fine."  "But," enquired her mistress, "why  have you returned so soon? Surely you  didn't see it all."  "Yes, mum, I did. t went in, sat down  and looked at the large pictcr hanging  up in front. People kept ��� a-comrn' in,  and protty soon there was quite a crowd  all looking at the picter. Then' they, took  it away and some men and women bo-  gun a-talkin' up there about somethin'  that didn't concern mc, so I got up and  come away.   But I enjoyed the) picter."  How Lillian Russell Keeps,  Young;.  Lillian Russell ' is described by  G'craldins Bonner, who recently  saw her' at Weber & Field's Theater in New York, aa "just the same  old Lillian, , exactly ���as good-looking,  in the same perfectly regular way, aa  she -ever was. Theatergoers have always wondered how this popular actress  contrived to retain her- beauty, despite  tlio flight of time, and' so they will read  with interest her article on "The Secret  of. How to Keep Young," which appears  m'.i recent number of "Collier's Weekly."  Mr,4 Russell declares that it is a comparatively simple thing for. any person  'to keep fresh and youthful-looking without the aid of cosmetics,, enamel, dyes  and other i-mineral or vegetable substances which may serve the purpose for  a time, but in the end leave the user all  the,worse for the application. She adds:  "There is nothing liko exercise and" diet  to promote thc good health which is a  necessary accompaniment of���in fact, tho  vital principle that scrvcB to preserve���  youth and beauty. The average woman  of to-day is apt to sacrifice all thingsJto  her comfort. Exercise is a bore; dieting  is troub'panme and almost painful; because pfletts are not at once apparent,  she di-penses with any little reform in  the ni'i'de of living which, in a contrite  spu.t, she may have taken irp. ,1 have  known women who made firm resolves to  undergo a systematic course of exercise  and followed it up' religiously for a f#w  days, meanwhile scanning their glads  eagerly,to note results. None devclonlrig  at once,' they have voted the whole thirig  <a fraud, and gone back to the old routine of pleasure and indolence. Tho woman who ia really in earnest about reserving her beauty and youth will find,  in a short time; that, the ������ few simple  rules to follow soon i become n source of  genuine pleasure. I say rules, but that  is not to.be taken literally. . There are  no set rules, to be followed; one must  be guided by common sense, and entci  thoroughly into the spirit of the thirig  for mind has aa much to do with accomplishing results'as'the actual training.  Tho woman'who assigns to herself the  task and then goes about it in a desultory fashion, with half-hearted hopes of  achieving ends, -would better not- make  the attempt at all."  The system of exercise which Miss  Russell follows may,- to -some, seem almost heroic; to her it has now become a  sort of second nature. "In the first  place," she says, "when I awaken in the  morning I drink at least two cupfuls of  hot water. Then a plunge into a warm  bath i* followed hy a thorough massage,  and I take a few minutes of rest before  eating breakfast. This meal consists of  a piece of dry "toast and,.perhaps, a cup  of weak tea. If it, is summer-time, a  came of tennis or practice with the medicineman is "next. All-the muscles are  brought into play,' and at the expiration  of fifteen minutes I am in a profuse perspiration. But the game is enjoyable,  and I continue until thoroughly weary..  Then into the bath-tub again and another rub-down, and* I'am ready fovbreak-  fast No. 2, which consists of'a lean-chop  and toast���but nothing of a liquid-nature- If the day is fine, 'a snin on mj  bicycle is next in order, i'or this 1  wear a medium-weight sweater over my  .ovular costume, and the ride i3 never  less than ten miles and at a pretty good  pace: Reaching home, and after another  mb-down, I don some loose costume antl  road or otherwise pass the time until  lunch. This meal is also very simple, all  starchy or fattening foods being rehg  iously excluded. Allowing a little time  for digestion, some other game is indulged in���such as tether-ball, or perhaps  "olf. A short carriage diive follows,  with a bath and massage at-the finish.  That lakes'me up to dinner-time, when  usually I eat what my fancy dictates.  That is the one meal of the day in which  I do not stint myself, although I avord,  so far as possible, any foods which have  a fattening tendency. The evenrngs, too,  are spent "in quiet relaxation, as I consider I have done enough for the- day. �����  ."The following morning," concludes  Miss Russell, "the same plan is followed,  and I take genuine pleasure in carrying  out the schedule laid out. There is nothing haid or disagreeable in what I do.  In the winter, when bicycle-riding is out  of the question, I play prng-pong, or row  A few miles in an indoor boat. The  punching-bag, I find, is a grand form of  exeicise, and I am becoming an expert  at that. The care of the skm rs, ot  course, an important factor. The srrn-  plest forms ofremollients, used in connection with facial massage. I find arc the  best. But they are of little use without  the exercise which brings the natural  o-low of health to lhe chocks. The hair-  should he carefully looked after, as nothing so much tends lo make a woman look  voulhful or pretty as hor 'crowning  glory.' Frequent shampoos, combined  with persistent brushing, will do all that  is necessary in that line."  Up to Date.  Great Publisher���Mr. Quill, your novel  is n mi v good one.  jrr. Quill���Then you tire going lo publish il.V . .,,      ,  Client Publisher���\os, if you wrll only  make a few slight changes. Just change  flic in image of your heroine lo her  death on the eve of the bridal; kill your  hcio iu a railroad accident; and close  lhe book with tiro funny man standing  between two graves in the twilight, and  it's a go.  t r  The Use of Logic.  A great deal is said in these daya  about thc value or valuclessness of logic  In thc main, indeed, logic is not a productive tool so much as a weapon of defence. A man building up an intellectual  system has to build like Neheniio-h, with  the sword in one hand and tho trowel in  the other., The imagination, < the constructive quality, is the trowMj and argument is the sword. A wide, experience  of actual intellectual nflairs will lead  most people to the conclusion thai logle  ia mainly valuable a.s a weapon wherewith to cxtcrmhrate logicians.  IP^T Tt���t V *'*JTfJ3KgfiVetVWmmmMm;'<"���  Authors at,Work.  Mr. Anthony Hope, who is very  much , in the public eye again  through the-* success of his clever  novel "The Intrusions of Peggy," has  evidently no desire to make a secret of  his literary methods. Here is h.s record  of a day's woik. "Lot us suppose,"- h<  says, "tha,t I am bidden to write a shoit  story. I arrive at my working-den at  9.45, and read my letters. The rest of  the day is much" as follows:  10. Put on wriling-coat; find a hole in  the elbow.  . 10 03. Light pipe, and sit down in laigc  aim-chair by the fire.  10.15. Who the deuce can write a story ���  on a beastly day like this?   (It was quito  nice weather, really���that's the arlrstrr  lornperamenl.) .  10.45. I iii list 4-think about  that  con-  ' founded story.    Besides, I don't believe  she meant a*iything, after all.  11.15. I wish'the���these���people hadn't  nsked me to write for thcii���paper!  '11.45. Hullo!    Will that do?  . 12. Hung it, that's no use I r  ,12.30. I suppose if 1 happened'to have  a head instead of a turnip I could write  ihat storv.  12.40. Ves! No! By Jove, yes!  Where's that pen? Oh; where thc^���? All  right, here it, is!    Now then.   (Scribble.)  1. Lunch 1 -  Good, I believe it's going.  1.30. Now I'll just knock it oil'. (Scrib  blc.) '     - ,,  . 2.15. Well, I don't quite see my waj  to��� Oh yes, I do I Good I That's noL  so bad. ���   H   -  3. One, two, three ��� three hurrdre''  words, a page. Well, I've put Unit in in  good time .inyhowl ' Where's that pipo-  . 3.15. I think I'll fetch 'cm. Pitched ir  pussion, by Jo vol -      ,    '..  3.40. Oh, I oay, look herel' I've'only  got about 1,200 words, and I want 2,000  'Whwt the deuce shall I do?  3.GO. I must pud it, you know. Slu  mustn't^ take him ycl, that's all.  4: She 'can't trike moro Limn a pug.  ���cc\it.ing the fool, though'; iL's absurd  you know.  4.1.").' Oh, confound it!  4.45. Now -let's see���two, four, sin  -even.   Good, I'm in the-straight now!  5. Thank Heaven,'that's done!, Now  U'pposo 1 must read the thing over,  know it's awful rot:   Well, that's the!  ookout, they've bought it.  5.03. It's not so bad, though, after all  5.11. I rather like that. I don't know  but it seems rather original.      ,  5.13. H'mI 'I've read worse storio'  than this.  5.20. No, I'm hanged if I touch a word  of it I    It's not half bad.  5.25. Pretty smart ending! ,  5.30. Well, if there are a "dozen men i>-  Eng'land who, can  write a better' stor;_  than that, I should like to see 'em, that'  all! '  5.35. Puff,   puff,   puff,   puff!     Well,   ���  -.ha'n't touch a pen- again to-day.     <  ,   "There it is���-'How a Story is Vvritter  By One Who Has Done It.'   .   .    .   Tha  .emark about  the  'dozcru men ,in England' represents a momentary phase o  feeling, not a .reasoned opinion." -   ,  .   In answer to a'request to tell his rear"  ts  how he worked.- Mr. J. M.  Barn.  -\hose new book,    "The   Little   Whiti  Ilird," has just been published, wrote tin  '"ollowing on a crumpled piece of pape  jlrat  l.ad   evidently   oiicc   contained   to  jacco:  Journalism.  ". pipes    1 hour  '. hours  .-  1 idea  I idea    3 pai s  '? pars ._.  1 lcadc  Fiction.  S pipes    1 ounce  7 ounces   1 week  2 weeks'  1 chap  20 chaps  ' 1 nib  2 nibs   1 novel  Craft."    *���  A writer in "Chambers' Journal" de  scribes ho.v a crime was traced to the  criminals by an exceedingly cunning ex  pedient:  "The Mr. Elliott I have mentioned in'  herited no small amount of his father's  courage and energy. On one occasion  armed with nothing- but a horse-pistol  he faced an infuriated Madras crowd.  He also, with great cleverness, detected  tho perpetrators of a daring robbery. All  the plate of a leading hotel had been  carried away, and as lire loss was seri  oris, the polico were eager to apprehend  the thieves. For some time they were  quite baffled} but at last suspicion wat  concentrated on an eating-house neai  the shore, chiefly frequented by sailois  liaving made his arrangements, Mr. Elliott entered this house one day in.the  costume of a naval oflicer, and oiderod a  dish of curry and rice. The food was  soon placed before him, but accompanied  by nothing beUer than a pewic-r spoon  This was piccisely what had been expected. Handling the spoon with a con  tempi nous air, he asked if they expected  one of her Majesty's officers to cat. with  such nil nrlicle us that. Searching looks  were llu-n directed to him; but lie sue-(  (���ceded in nuiiiilainiiig .'ii rippcin.ince ol  ingi'p.riuiiiiiess and .simplicity. Then, lifter .i -���ml. delay, u sil\cr spoon w.i"  bioi'';!-! healing the ni.nk of tho (ilini-  der "U lintel. A* tew quick steps took the  niatridli.ilc���for sum lie was���to the  liooi, nid n low whistle brought the  wailing MilioKlinale-,, then Lhe landlord,  landlady i-i'd ocmiiito wvre seized, and  the whole of the pl.ilo scornered."  Our Language.  Yet another hunioious ^>tory uncut the  idiosyncrasies of the English language  is current. A Frenchman came to England with the object of making himself  master ot the tongue, and this following  sentence was given 'him:  "The rough cough and hiccough plough  me through." Thc teacher told him the  first word was pronounced "rufl." He  thereupon said this: "Tho ruff cuff and  hiceuff, pluff me UirutT." y  "No, no���the second word is pronounced 'kolT'l" '���:;:;  ���  "Then," paid the Frenchman, "it must  be the roff coff and hiccoff ploff me  throff."  The third, fourth and fifth words wer��.  Bjcplaincd with the same result, whiea)  the reader m��.y repeat for himself.  It makes a man ridicu-r  lous, it makes him an  o-fTen?ive     nuisance  and it makes him  dangerously sick.  Catarrh] is' not ,a luxury or a  necessity. -  It is pretty sure to bring on consumption, pneumonia, or at least,  bronchitis^ You cannot afford  either. . -r  You can afford the'cure for it. A  cheap cure that has never failed. It  is Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder.  It' relieves a cold or catarrh, or  cures a headache in ten minutes, it  entirely heals up the catarrh-wasted  surfaces.' -  No other remedy can count noses  with us���cured noses.  - C. E. Zimmerman, of the slaffof the Roanoke VVoild, slates :���  "I*r. Agnew's Catarrh Cure is the only  remedy that has ever given me any permanent  relief,, uler suffering more than fifteen years  fro:nCat.��rh."     . ,,       . ,  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure first looks to the  owin spring of life nnd health, sets up the heart  in new strength, feeds the nerves and fills every  other organ with life.   Cured thousands ; will  cure you.  2T  Didn't Lose Much.  At one of the annual fairs 'which m��  held ai a email town in Russia a, gentleman ohserved a gypsy-and a Polojuog-  gling over the -sale of a hoTse. - Full of  curiosity when the two separated, and.  anxious to know how two,suoh, shrewd ,  characters hod bargained, tho gentleman, called the gypsy to him-and ea-.  quired how much he had got for his animal. Thevgypsy opened his hand-and  showed a ten-rouble note (valued aboat  a guinea). "  "But isn't that very cheap?"  "No,"  said   the   gypsy,  Ahe  is  dead-  lame."    '  The gentleman  then sought out U����-  Pole and said:   ���       "    < ���  "So you have given ten roubles for a  lame horse?".  Thcv Pole, however, 'with a knowing-  look, said: , '  "Lame! He's as sound as you are. I"  saw he was badly shod, and only limped  in consequence." - ���  The enquirer j-c-turned to the gypsy  and 'repotted what-the other aaid. The-  former gave a tremendous and most sig- ,  nificint wink and whispeied:  4 "He's as lame a3 a two-legged stool. I".  hlad him badly shod on puipose to make-  people believe that-that was the causet-  of his limping." *       '  When this was communicated to-tfh��--  Pole 'he seemed for the moment taken.-'  aback, and hung his head; then, with a-  little sigh and1 a shrug of his shoulders,  he said, quietly:   '  "Ah, well, it's all right; it was a bad-  ten-rouble note!"  A Savage Pun.    i  William Penn  was  ohviously - nervous-  while signing  his   tieaty  with   the  Indians.  "I am afraid  that redskin over there-  may make a snap fahot of the. occasion,"  he explained.  "No fear," rejoined a friend; "he has-  already   done   his   worst.    lie  just  remarked the Penn was mightier than tha  sword." _    ,  Moved +o wrath, the great Quaker  werrt forth and founded Philadelphia,  thus making many innocent people suffer for the not of " -mwitting savage.���  New York "Tribune.'' . 4, -iii  "Colonel," asked the Northern undertaker, ''do you people of tlie South believe in cremation?" ".Sometimes, sub,"  replied the colonel, "when we think plaia  lynehrn' wouldn't begin to fit the crime,  Buh."���''Catholic Standaid and Times."  QUE SPOONFUL  "Will build for you good health*  through good nerves, by using  South American Nervine  Almost all disease rs the result of  poor nerve action.   Without good i  1 nerves neither brain, nor stomach, /  [nor liver, nor heart, nor kidneys,!  Jean work well.    Nerve food must!  1 bo such that it will bo absorbed by'  the nerve ends. Such a food ia  South American Nervine, the  greatest tonic known, a cure for  dyspepsia and all stomach ailments.  Adolph Le Bodie, K. C. L., Montrp-  , al's well known barrister, writes 1 "I  was suffering from insomnia and nervous debility, prostration and exhaustion. I took Ave bottles of South Amer��-  lean Nervine, and am wholly recovered. '  Tho arent South American Rheumatic  Cure U the only one that lias not a singl��  case of failure in its record. Curs sure  within three days; relief instantly.     S ,   ,,��U,J,^j|^.W  ��� 4-   I'  i ���     --���������*.- j -*.'   "Hj'*"*Jr&-kM4   ��  Curious Bits of News.  Electric lamps are to be substituted  In the place of gas jets In Westminster  Abbey. It is averred that gas has  proved injuiious to the great church by  setting up chemical change in the  limestone of which Its walls, arches,  vaults and carvings are composed,  thus hastening the disintegration of  the building.  Captain K. A. Jansen~bf Chicago has  won the distinction of being the first  mariner to guide a steamship from  Lake Michigan to San Francisco by  way of tho Straits of Magellan. The  eraft in which he made tha voyage In  ninety-eight days Is the steamer "Tarn-  plco," which was built at Toledo, In  1900 for the Great Lakes carrying  trado. j  According to "Engineering," the net  / result in respect of speed In navigation Is that while ten years ago the  ' highest sustained ocean speed was 20.7  knots, It Is now 23.51'knots; the highest  speed for large warships was 22 knots,  and Is now 23 knots on a trial of Rouble  the duration of those of ton years ago;  the maximum speed attained by any  craft was 25 knots, as compared with  8G.581 knots now; while' the number of  ships of over 20 iknots was eight In  1891, and is fifty-eight now.  When the King was Prince of Wales  ho refused to attend public banquets  If the press were not seated among  the .guests. On one occasion the reporters we're to dine by themselves Ir.  another loom. 'They refused, and  brought the matter under tho notice of  tho Prince peisonally. lie sent"for the  mayor of the town and made a- few  , pointed remarks." When the banquet  commenced the repoiters were accommodated with seals fiom which they  could have shaken hands with Ills  Royal Highness.  ,  During the past four years the United  States Fish Commission has made im-.  portant experiments, at the station in  Duluth. They have resulted in the successful planting nnd acclimatization in  Lake Supei lor of tha famous bteelhead  salmon of the Pacific, a salt-water fi3h  exclusively heretofoie It was believed  that this fish would thrive in the cold,  fresh waters of Lake Supeilor, where  eo many other salmonidae giow. Sev-  'eral thousand fry were planted on the  north shore of the lake, near Port Ai-  thur, and at Silver Islet, both points on  the Canadian side. The following year  a larger number was planted ofC Isle  Royale, and since then the planting  has been kept up.v Now, from time to  time, the catch of'an occasional steel-  head Is reported, and-fiom the size of  those found it is evident that they are  growing about a pound a year in these  fresh wateis It is also evident, fiom  certain modifications of some of those  specimens caught, that they have bean  propagating and increasing naturally.  Language in a Dog's Tail. ^ Lailshfccr.Cure For Drunken-  In the case, of all hunting dogs, such  as foxhounds  or wolves,  which  pack  together, the tail is can led aloft, and  is very free in movement. , It is also  frequently rendered more conspicuous  by the tip being white, and this Is almost invariably the    case    when  the  hounds are of mixed color. When ranging the long grass of the prairie   or(1  Jungle,   the  raised  tips    of   the  tails'  would, often be all 'that an individual  member of the band would see *of its  fellows.   There is no doubt that hounds  habitually watch the tails of those in  front of them when drawing a covert.  If a faint drag Is detected suggestive  of the presence of a fox:, but scarcely  sufficient to be sworn to vocally, the  tall of the finder is at once set In motion,   and  the  warmer the  scent   the  quicker does It wag. Others, seeing the  signal, quickly join the first, and there  is an assemblage of waving tails before even the least whimper Is heard.  Should the drag prove a doubtful ono,  the  hounds  separate   again,   and   the  waving ceases; but, if It grows stronger when followed up, the wagging becomes more and more emphatic, until  Jine after another the hounds begin to  Whine   and  give   tongue,   and   stream  off  In  Indian   file  along  the  line    ot  scent.    When the pack Is In full cry  upon a strong'scent, the tails cease to  wave, but are carried aloft In full view.  The moment when the dog most enjoys  life   Is   the  moment   when   he   sights  game.   That moment Is tho time when  he wags his tall mo.st vigorously In order to announce hls"dli(.overy to his  fellow-dogs.   In this way, by the habit  of association,  he got ,to wagging his  ,tall whenever ho was pleased; and the  more pleased he is the more'vigorously  he wags his tall, so that the wagging  of a,dog's tall under pleasurable emotion can be tiaced directly to the time  when the dog used his tail as a signal  of, the discovery of his piey.  Ungenerous Winners and Bad  Losers.  Gentle leader���as the old-school editorial used to address you���have you ever  played checkeis with an opponent ���who,  when he had gained a slight advantage  over you in the numbei of pieces, traded  one for one, meicilessly, until he had  brought your ratio of strength to a point  wheie yom defeat wa3 rnc\ itable Ilia pl.ty  was strictly accoiding" to-llojlo. You  could not frame a iron-demu'iiahle cum-  plarnt against him. And yet you laged  inwardly against his policy and called it  unsportsmanlike  Well, theie are people who play thc  game of lrfc in that same way. Many of  them are very respectable people, too, go  to chinch every Sunday, heat therr fani-  lhes kindly and obey the law. They arc  \ery companionable, jolly follows, often,  but beware of them in any little gaino  of business or politics. Don't let them  crowd you into a coiner oi get the better of you by one piece or obtain a  chance through your negligence to slip  a king into the sqrraie between two of  your pieces. Don't endoise any little  notes for them oi go on their bonds or  make oral eontiacls with them or woik  with them or for them without having  had a deSrrife urideistanding, provable  by witnesses and wntmgs, conecinrng  your sliaie of the piolits or spoils.  They will not cheat you any more  than old Shyloek would have cheated Antonio, put they will have the full amount  of their bond, though it cost your heart's  blood. They will stay within the limits of  the law and will give you justice, but if  you cry to them for mei ey you will waste  your breath. They will take advantage  of technicalities, and they'will laugh at  appeals to their gcneiobrty. "Business  is riiMiiesB,'' they will say. "There is  the ietter of the bond." There can be  no withdrawing a move once made when  thev are in the game.  This policy is very exasperating to thd  krsing player, whether the game be  checkers, business, politics, high finance,  diplomacy or anything else, but, after  all, it ia perfectly fan. It is nature's  own way of playing the game of existence. Headers of Huxley r.rcollect his  famous illustration of the struggle of  existence as that of a man playing chess  against an automaton which never  makes a misplay and never overlooks  one committed by its opponent. If wo j  look without prejudice we dee that Shy-  lock was in the right. Whatever generous impulses ne may have, we have no  tight to grumble because another l-olds- '  rs fast to the teitns of our contract or I  the ruies of the game.  Meaner than the chcckci-player who  tiades one for one when he has moro  pieces than his opponent is the man who  always asks odds, who whines for mercy,  who will not  take his  medicine like a  Mme. Eames's Diplomacy.  'Many think that musical artists  should present their services for concerts given for charitable objects, says  the1 Philadelphia "Post." Mjne. Eames  is also of this opinion, but she recently,  In London, put the matter In a new  light to those who .invited her to appear gratuitously. Mine. Eames was  one afternoon at Loid Charles Beies-  ford's, and the next day received a letter from Lady BeiesLoid sayrng that  two ladres present hud wanted to ask a  favor, but in her piesence had lost  courage. "But I am not afraid of you,"  wrote Lady Beresioid, and "proceeded  to say that the ladies in question, who  happened to be extiemely wealthy,  wished her to sing for nothing "for a  certain chanty. Mme Eames immediately sat do\yn and wiote a.reply. It  was her duty, she said, to save hei self  as much as possible for- her opeiatic  performances at Covent Gaxden, which  were stipulated by contract to be two  days'apait so that she might give her  fieshest and best to the public. She  felt, however, greatly attracted towaid  the charity named, and would make  only one condition" regai ding the donating of her services. . She had received  800 guineas (about $1,500) for singing at  Mr. W. W. Astor's and about the same  amount at other private concerts. She  would gladly sing for nothing at the  charity concert if each one of the ladles Interested, who had so kindly  asked her, would donate 300 guineas to  the object for which the concert was  to be given.  As yet no replies from "the ladles Interested" have been received. But  Lady Beresford,' not being one of the  "Interested ladies," appreciates mora  fully the hi:��-r.<.-' < \ tlm sil.ic-.fioa. .  Capturing a Girl Graduate.  "Yes," said the young man, as ha  threw himself at the feet of the sweet  girl graduate, "I love you, and would ga  to the woild's end foi you."  "You could not go to the end of tha  world for me, James. The world, as it is  called, is round like a. ball, slightly flattened at tire poles One of the flist lessons in the elementary geogiaphy is devoted to-the shape of the globe. You  must have studied it when you wero a  hoy."  ' Of course I did, but-; "  "And it is no longci'a theory. Circumnavigators have ' established th<  fact."  "I know; but what I meant was thai  I would do anything to please you. Ahl  Minerva, if you only knew  the aching  vord "  "There is no such tiling as a void,  James. Nature abhors a vacuum. But,  admitting that 'there could be such a  thing, how could the void you speak oi  be a void if there whs an acta in it?"  "I meant to say that my lifo will b��  lonely without yeti, tliat you aro my  daily thought and my nightly dream. I  would go anywhere to be Willi you. II  you woio m Australia or at too North  Polo I would fly to you.   I "  "FlyI    Men  won't ily yet, d��ar boyy  Even whon the laws of gravity are suo>  I ccssfully  overcome,   there   will   still  re-  I main,  says   a   late scientific   authority,  the  difficulty   of  maintaining    a     bal��  14, -*  I arce-   "Well, at all events," exclaimed t&��  I youth, "I'\e got a pretty fair balance;  I at ray banker's, and t want you to ba  I my wife.   There!"  "Woll, James, sirne > on put it in thai  light I "  Let thc curtain full.  ,   ness.  ���      i  In a recent lectino at Chicago Uiri-  trisity, Professor' William NT Guth-  ia declared that laughter and comedy made be made lo play an impoitant  pait a-, curative and remedial agents,  even to thc point of protecting humanity  lion the liquor habit. Says the Chicago  "News" (July 7), iu a report of,the lecture:  - "Drunkenness, of course, is duo only  In, part to discouragement oridespera-  tion. But for the considerable number  who drink because they feel dejected  and seek a quick and'easy way of throwing off their depression, there is a much  laiger number who drink either because  ' they have nothing else to do 'or because  they crave some excitement to relievo  the monotony of their lives. Drinking  is a gr cat time-consuming habit, and tho  man who would shake it off usually finds  that the reform leaves him with au undue amount of leisure. One chief trouble with the efforts to suppress the evil,  perhaps, is that while the drinker and-  Id's fiicnds make brave efforts to stop  the bad habit, they do little or nothing  towaid'putting a new and who'^somc  hnbrt in its place. It is in this atnge  iliiit his bored feeling nnd his depression  lccui witlr greatest effect. Professor  Gutluie's addies3 contains a hint.for the  despondent poison. Let him surround  himself with the influences which make  for comedy and laughter.' Let him seek  cheery companionship or attend amusing  entertainments. The chances are that  ho will find tho time slipping by,' so"  pleasantly, that he has foi gotten his de  pression and ..much of his craving for ar-  A Gloomy View.  'A special despatch from London to'  The New (York Sun says Mr. Fredeii;  Harrison, in an address to the Positrvist  Committee, of which he is President,  said that tho Monroe doctrine would  eventually descend to the simple formula of "No European monarchy shall  hold ground oh transatlantic continents."  Mr. Harrison affirmed that JSngUnd was  hastening such  a  development  by  1 er  The Smith Family.  fw*/  Mr. Glazebrook, author of "Th"--1'  Heraldry of Smith," -declared 'it t^-  be absolutely true that a lifetime  and the fortune of air American billion.  aire would not suffice for, an exhaustiv(  history of all the Smiths in all four quart  tors of the globe. ��� , '  Mr. Compton Reade does not attempt,  anything so supremely heroic in his last'/  book,   "The   Smith   Family,"   just   published by Elliot Stock.   He professes, to   %  use his own words, "to review the great  Fabrician family/'^vhether crisped into   ���  Harrison t��kea a gloomy view of poll  cal institutions as they were affscted ly  the events of'the year 1002. He saps:  "The cardinal fact of our time is the  exhaustion of the Parliamentary system  of government. Parliaments everywhere  are passing into a stage of -iecxdcice,  disci edrt and servility. In Germany a  Parliamentary coup d'etat has reduced  the" Chamber to .an office in which decisions of State which are decreed by  the Sovereign and a Minister arc registered with a formula which has been  seen and approved. The same pro.'c-iS  is being applied in England to the motile i 'of lice Parliaments, somewhat less  openly but quite as efficiently. W'lis  which might indirectly have brought us  into collision or dispute with the two  great',nations in the world were begun behind the back of Parliament almost without any explanation of their  cause or object. Treaties were made  with foreign powers such as might "indi-  ..���������.���  ^ ������������,������. AW1 ���A     rectly have shaken  our whole commer-  tYficraf'exlcTtcincnt. ~Goodlun 'arriTgo'od   cial flscal system .t0 its "foundation with-  foolish combination with Germany. Mr.,   Smith, "smoothed into Smyth, or smidged  itt  cookeiy���the one to occupy the de  pressed man's mind and the other to  steady his nerves���might he made to do  a gieat deal toward 7 suppiessing the  liquor evil."  j That Professor Guthrie is a valuable  press agent for the comic opera and  vaudeville companies is asseited by the  Chicago "llccord-Herald;" but after following out this light vein for some time  it becomes more serious and says-  "There really is a scientific or, physio  logical basis for Professor Guthrie's "cuie  for alcoholism.   The geneial assumptron  is that men resort to alcoholic stimula  tion to  make  them  feel,'happier  than  their  normal   condrtion   would   justify  They diink  to  drive away -the  'blues'  and to  induce  a feeling  of ( temporary  mental elation.   If this feeling of mini a1  buoyancy  and   cheeifulncss   can   be   m  ' dueed by some other means than alco  holic stimulants, it is cleai that the de  .sire for intoxicants will be lessened.  "This is, the aigument of Professor  Gulhrrc, and it seems sound and logical.  The 'horse plap' of John Slavin or Montgomery and.Stone may not feitilrze tho  mind as does 'The Second Mr 3 Tanque-  ray,' but it is more certain to Keelcyrzo  the desire for strong drink."     -       J  He'd Never Thought of It.  ,= The camera fiend was getting leady to  go into the .woous, his piescnt fad bemg  the "photographing of young buds in  their nests, tor the pin pose, as he' explained, of illustrating the "life history"  of the featheied songsters.  "My fiiend," said one of the group on  the poitieo, "I know you to be_a man  of humane rnstinets, arrd that you would  hesrtate a long time before you would  kill an innocent thing lrke a wood thrush,  a young robin or any other harmless  bird. Nor would you cause them pain,  much less a lingering death, if you knew  it. Now, the fact is, you nie almost  certairr to do all these things in your  pursuit of the photographs of very young  birds."  "I don't see how," was the incredulous  rejoinder.  "Then I'll take the liberty of explaining. In almost every instance you find  it necessary, in order to get the pioper  light upon a nest, to cut away some of  the limbs that suriound it. In doing  this yon are almost certain to frighten  tho mother biid, sometimes lo so gieat  an extent that she leaves the nest rrevei  to return, which means death by the  torturing piocess of staivatiorr to hei  little biood. Even if this docs not oc'  cur, the removal of the twigs and the  leaves upon them deprrves tho growrng  youngsters of their natural piotcctroru  from the burning "sunbeams or the cold  driving ruins, and death comes to them  in that way. Or, cscaprng this danger,  they fall victims to hawks, owls or other-  birds of piey; your handiwoik, by rcn-  deiing the nest more conspicuous, having contributed, to this result."  "By jove, I never thought of that,"  eaid the man with tho lad, "but now 1  see that it is true.   I'll do no moie of it."  And he kept his woid.  out any explanation to Parliament,~and  even while Parliament was offered, a  false explanation and wrong translation  of an important document the House of  Commons was called upon to waive its  most cherished ,privileges,, including tho,  keystone of .the .,British constitution���  the absolute control of taxation. AH  'this," Mr. Harrison concluded, "is a sui e  sign the Parliamentary government in  England is felt to be superannuated and  is being superseded by iiregular, plebiscites, when these were ratified or approved by a House of Lords and House  of Bishops. 'A huge, umeal majority,  elected under popular effervescence,  whieh was equivalent to a revolutionary  storm, demoralized the Government and  its opponents alike. The Ministeis grew  as icckless of justice, and even of public opinion, as any autocrat, and the Opposition, feteling themselves silenced by  a mechanical guillotine, lost all cohesion,  and withdrew in despair. What is certain is that the khaki.reaction of, 1000  has made inioads on the constitutional  'rights of the House of Commons such  as was never attempted by Pitt, Wellington,'Peel, Palmerston or Gladstone.  into Smijth."    iir. Reade'says that so   .  numerous  are  the' Smiths,  he  marvel*  ' ���  England has nots been transmuted into '  "Smithland."   An Ameiican authority is -,  quoted to th'e effect that' "the history of  England is th'e hrstory of families," and   '  then Mr. Compton Keade affirms that so  far as the Smiths represent a type, Eng-  land"without them' would have been very;  small indeed. , - .'     -r  It is curious, Mr. P.ea'dc observes, how ,,  the little letter "y" ha9 proved a huge   '-.  'differentia.    For, whereas the "Smiths"   ' -  as a rule have been money-making, the  "(Smyths" have shown themselves chival- *,  t  rous,and aiistocratic.   Whrle the. Smiths-  '  were Roundhead, the Smyths suffered for  Tory or Jacobite principles. '   <      >  Apropos of these vair.rlions in'-t)he; *'  spelling of thc , great 'patronymic, Mr.' /;  Compton lleade propounds a theory ^  which should prove Jof, comfort to both' ���  branches of the family. He hotly com- - -  bats tho notion 'that the Smyths,';.,  Smythes tand Smyths nave assumed 'a-'"/'-'  variation of spelling to lend an aristo- ,*V  cratic flavor to a homely name. ,"Noth- ��:-[  ing," h"e declares,, "can he further from'"~  the truth. 'The oiiginal foirn was Smytlv ,; '  just as the modern 'cider' is a corruption - ''J  of the ancient 'cydei.' ,So far from the - '_  Smyths having Smythed themselves,' I ��� \ ''  can discover barely one notable instance v^'  of the change from 'i' to 'y,' but Ifcan ���,-,'  trace numberless instances of Elizabeth* t,  l?an Smyths havings become Victorian ' X  Smiths. The roco spelling of the word . -  ���Smijth is apparently due to . the - ingen- '������  lousness of some mediaeval clerk who irj-, ������  writing Smyth took upon himself fo dot ���" ,  both points of tho 'y/fthus producing ';'  'Smijth.'" " '��� -  v". '  But what is the origin of this great., \.  ' famrly?   Thc following couplet furnishes "!  tho answer:   '  Whence cometh Smith, be he^ knight or  be he (Sqnuc,    j  But from thc Smith lhati forgcth at the \  fire?  . ..,  Not that this is any disgrace.   The name  is old enough; at any iate, Piojesooi Ma-  hally has discoveicd that a rrian named  Smith lived in thc days ol Ptolemy ill.  3.G. 227; and the occupation fiom which   '  lire name is dciived was oiiginally ono qt-.'  gieat  honoi.    David  was aimouier   to  King Saul.   Vulcan wasi a peison of distinction   in  Olympus.    In   the  days   of  (i  Tlior, when none but the migliticot could-  wreld the'harrrmci, he wa^ a e^nosuie;  .���-  ni^the heroic days of gallant little Wales ~n  he*sat upon the ngnt hand of the King.  "   \ ���-m��rt  But from hrs high e��lalc 'he feU, tofbe- '^.  come a meic mechanic in Xoimarr times,^   '  only, houevei, to blossom into tlie'gold^"-  -stourrg goldsmith ot Queen Anne's days^ l" ~-  Horn winch trade sprang the groat nrdus-"  try of bankrng. ,-  .. "   "   s,'  Witii  the assistance of pedigrees and v\  other matter Mr. licade sets' to work to K",  4 A Philanthropic Miscarriage.  ii A- man died lecently in Amciica^and  left half a million dollaiscto establish a  home for���indigent women, he is "alleged  to have meant, but he ,wide/1 instead,  '"indignant" women     Now the lawyei-3  aie vigoiously fighting the. will on tho  ground that its essential piovrsron cannot be earned out legally.    But why?  Surely they cannot piovc that there are  no indignant women  to  advantage  by    pro\e the doctrine of heieditary charic-v-  the   bequest.    Noi   will any   sane "and     tcristics:   "l?or  the   tanks or   these  de-  honest.man contend that it would not.   scendants of piimitive rron-woikeis^  he  be a good thiag to provide a home where  such might foiegather, as occasion aiose,  tq^ give vent to their indignation.   Now  that the lawyers have hold of the estate,  it is useless, of  couise, to ponder its  eventual disposition; but the probabilities aie lhat thc devisor had in mind,  and really intended, as a boon  to his  fellow-men, a retreat for indignant ladies.    If he had meant" "indigent"  he  might have said so. -x  Do Tobacco and Cheese Cause Cancer ?  Of all the ills that flesh is heir to there  is none more justly di ended than cancer,  a painful and lingeiing disease for which  no adequate remedy has yet been found.  It will be loineriibefcd that in arr address  befoie a medical congiess a year or so  ago, King Edwaid of England expicssed  thc hope Unit a diligent cfloit would be  made to discover some rneaii3 ot checking this dreadful malady. Recent investigations point to the conclusion that  one of the causes of cancer rs improper  food and drink. That cancel s of the lips  and mouth aie caused by e.\cesoi\o smol:  Thirty Years' Service,  j Mi=s M. C. Smith, who is the first woman to leceive his Majesty's Older of  the lmpeiial Service, says The Golden  Penny, has been in the Savings Bank  Depaitment of the Postoffice for thirty  yeais. The experiment ' of employing  womta in thac department proved sosue^  cessful that it 'opened the way, through  Mr. Fawcetl'B influence, to their employment in the Postolhce. Mi^s'Smith,  who began as one ol the twenty female  cleiks, has now over 900 women under  her contiol. As the pioneer of her sex  in that bi anch of woi k, she w ell deserves  the honor she has just lecerved.  The Golden Penny also has the following : Mrs. Elizabeth Alsop, of Godsor  Common, Guildfoid, has lecently celebrated, with great rejoicings, her 102nd  birthday. She was in her young days a  children's nurse, and  when sho was  25  Sears old she went into service at Lady  .udrcy Risdale's. Lady Audrey was tho  wife of the Rev. R. Risdale, of Tilling-  ton, and daughter of the then Marquis  of Townshend. Mrs. Alsop remained  with the Risdales for the lecord period  of female service of 74 yeais. Thc late  Duchess of Teck offered a prize for the  female servant who in the Biitish  Isles could prove the longest  period of service continuously in ono  family, and after due competrtion this  was unanimously awarded to Mrs. Elizabeth Alsop by the Duchess and her la-  s.iys, include scaieely a poet or an rdeal-.  isl, whrle in rnatteis practical Uey stand  pic-eininenl.  Whatever we are, we were,  And whatever we wcie, we are, '  And whatever we aie, and whatever we  wei c, ' ���;  That same shall we always be.  Certainly  Mr.   Reade's  pedigiecs' and  the list of celebirtrea winch he gives at  the end of hrs book contarn the names  ot many well-known men of affairs, not  to mention lawyeis, sailois and solJicis.  Charrtable Srrrrlhs without number have  proved the old pioveib, " There rs that  soatteieth but yet rncieaseth."   Perhaps,  tho most cccenliic and yet practical-be-*  quest was that of Henry Smith in 1717 to  St. Scpulchie's "to help poor maids for  husbands!"   Clearly when Geoige I. was  king a spouse must have been a, purchasable commodity, and at a modeiate prwe.  Why should  there not  be a day set  apait eveiy year to celebrate tire greatness of the Smrths, after tho manner of  the Smith banquet which look placo in  tho eighteenth  centuiy?    At thi3 ban- *  quet the guests weio Smiths to a man,  and   tho    president  was  one    Captain  Smith, Governor of Virginia,   The cooks1'  were   Smiths,   the   waiters  also,  and  a  j Smith said grace.   The feast was graced  by a poet Smith, whose sole claims to  immortality rest upon the ode he com-  [ posed for the occasion, tho publisher of  | which was James Smith.  ��"���-, your husband a bibliomaniac?"  naked Mrs. Oldcastle, as she was boing  permitted to view tho treasures in tho  man, who is willing enough lo play, but library of the new neighbors. "Mercy  weak-heaitcd when the gaino goes lakes, no," replied Mis. Packenham, "he  agair.st him. We like to see a man gen- lover bibbles a bit. Oh, of course, I don't!  erous in victory, but we admire fnrrrrc.ro lay that he wouldn't take a little at his  the man who is gam* and patient in de- > ��eali if the rest were doin' it, but that's  ���'eal. Men despise an exacting, hoggish u far ai 1m over goou ia thin kind of  winner, but a wWraporUg loser disgusts things.* ^ic^U^^i^^iem^S��l^s&Mi  them.  ing is rrow a fuel esliblished by the case i  of Geneial Grant arrd others, and it has | dies' committee,"with "many fehcitationa  been   intimated    that    cancel   miciobes j upon hor unique record  have been found in certain vile-smelling j     Mrs. Alsop's eyosight'and hearing are  foicign cheeses for  which some fashion-   not so good as they once were, it is true,  able people pio'ess to have a f.oat l.U-   but. she is extremely active, does a lot of  knitting, and takes a very deep and intelligent interest in things that go on  round her neighborhood. She oan tell  many interesting stories of our Queen's  girlhood, of historical events that now  seem far back in th* past, and she Bcerrrs  likely to live many years yet.  -��       ���     ����� )     The Idea of a domestic remaining hi  "I saw Johnson going; boms with my   c��� IbxdHj for 74 years io almost mora  new book under his arm." than the mind of the average household-  "Yes.   Just built him a houso and his   ��r &*& gTJWj?.   Viatj anyon*���but wteatfjj  wife wanted some brlc n-brao ia rod and    *���*��� *���*��� *  geld to scattor around."  Theory and Practice.  "Papa," sard the sweet girl graduate,  "wasn't my commencement gown a,  whooperino? I had the othergirls skinned,  alive!" "-"And this is the girl," said!  papa, sadly, "whose graduating essay-  was 'An Appeal for Higher Standards of]  Thought and Expression!'"  people pr  ing. So far us the malady K traceable  to causes like tlie-c III" lcinedy lo be applied is Hiinple and easy, mz , to smoke  niodtlately, if at all, and to let all  mouldy and decayed ai titled of food  alone, no uiattci if gouimcts pretend to  lrke them.  Quite a Catalogue of Virtues.  ���~~~        i  This alphabetical nd'-er tisoment appeared in the London "Times" in 1812:  "To widowers and single gentlemen���  Wanted by a lady, a situation to superintend the household and pi-eslde  at table. She is Agreeable, Becoming,  Careful, Desirable, English, Facetious.  Generous, Honest, Industrious, Judicious, Keen, Lively, Mor r y, Natty, Obedient, Philosophic, Quiet, Regular, Sociable, Tasteful, Useful, Vivacious/Womanish, Xantlppish, Youthful. Zealous,  etc. Address X. T. Z., Simmonda.*  Library, Edgwarexoad." '  #'  M. .���MUtfOTMinK ���  ssi~~~ :-���::..-  ATLIN,   K.    C.  UTKDAY,    FJvTJRUARY   aS.   k'.o.S-  S'i!  ���'I,"  ^  1^  -jj  f*v��  &''S  PI  I    I  r -  the Atlin Claim.  Published    every    Sutnrdily   moviiiiii?   bv  T'.rri Ati.in Claim PunuisuiNO Co.  A. C. lliiisciiiixra), Fnoi'iiiKTOii.  li   Todd l.r-.i-.s, Manauiso Kuixon  Ollico of publication Pearl St., Atlin, 11. C.  Advertising   Rates,:   $1.00   pel' inch, each  insertion.   Heading notices, 25  cents a line.  Special Contract fUulos on application.        ,  Tho subscription price, is $5 a  year   payable in iidvnncc.     No p ipoi- will bo delivered  unless this condition is complied with.   '  -Saturday, February 2ST11, 1903.  Some weeks ago we announced  to our subscribers  and' the public  that we   intended   to   enlarge  the  Claim   lo   eight   pages, with   the  view   of meeting    the   wishes   of  man   of - our    readers'   for    more  " general reading 'matter, ' stories,  etc." cAVe  have  fulfilled our promise.     How   well,    it   is   for our  patrons  to  say, but, judging from  *, those whom we have seen, the se'r-'  vice"is far better than they looked  for.    Our   one   regret  is  that our  present facilities will not permit us  ,  to make the whole paper  uniform,  but,   with   generous   support, this  will be accomplished in due season.  .   '   From the manner in which new  ,   subscribers'-have   beeuocoming in  this week, 'we feel assured that our  efforts have  beerr   appreciated, but  the   additional   expense   is heavy  and we therefore  look to our present subscribers  to interest thein-  - selves  on  our behalf,   aud  not to  . miss an   opportunity   of  saj'ing a'  good-word   for  us,   whenever and  wherever it arises. ,   > '  NEWCASTLE.  Enormous Coal Mining Deal  in Nicola, B. C.  The Standard Oil Company Become  ���  Purchasers of Extensive Coal  '    Fields in Nicola Valley.  The general feeling of prosperity  which is everywhere . noticeable  throughout this district, and'  ��� which has done so much to pull  us through a pretty cold winter,  has undoubtedly had a great deal  to do with the growing importance  of Atlin on the. "outside.'' At the  same time, the profitable developments which ��� have been steadily  carried ou throughout the district  during the winter, and the eyideut  assurance that the country's richness is being proved beyond all  doubt, amply justifies the good  things that have been said and  thought about Atlin.  There is reason to 'believe��� and  good reason, too���that the coming  summer will be one of much activity, such -as the district has not  hitherto experienced. All the different phases of mining will be  pushed with greater energy, while  a method, new to Atlin diggings,  ���that of dredging���will be introduced this season. A Philadelphia  company is bringing in, for use in  the district, two prospecting drills,  look for startling developments.  The companies, which have aland from these we may reasonably  ready been operating, intend to  greatly increase their several operations, and in this alone large  sums will be expended. The local  lumber mills will be taxed to their  utmost to supply the local demand,  aud every branch of business will  have its share.  Amongst the welcome importations will be a great deal of new  "capital"���one of the district's  greatest needs. Atliu will also  nave some summer visitors, whom  it will be our duty to royally entertain.  A forcible evidence of thc growing importance and prosperity of  British Columbia is the latest reported introduction of foreigir capital, this time only $2,'500,000, into  the Similkameen' valley. The  Seattle P.-I., in a recent issue,  stales : ....  One of the largest coal deals that  has been effected in the West irr  years, it is saidf is now being consummated across the line in British  Columbia. The prospecrive purchaser is the Standard Oil Company  and the property is owned'by the  Nicola Valley Coal' & Iron Com-  'pauy, fifty miles north of the boundary line,1-on the -survey of the-Si-  milkameen-Nicola branch of the  C. P. R., and close to the surveyed  line of the Coast-Kootenay road,  to be built by the , Great Northern  Railway. '  Tne property contains 2660 acres  of coal lands aud the quality of the  coal mined is said to be even better  than the famous Crow's Nest Pass  product.' The consideration is said  to be $2,500,000 and tlie negotiations on the part of the' Standard  Oil Company are- being .conducted  by-M.'KL. Rogers; the company's  representative in Vancouver, B.C.  When the mines are developed, a  large -share of the product will  come to the American Pacific coast.  It will be able to enter ifito competition not only with the Washington mines, but also with the product of the Vancouver Island mines,  aud it might have the effect of lessening the price of Canadian coal  in these markets. The quality of  the Nicola valley coal is better  than that of the Vancouver island  mines and therefore for steam and  domestic purposes there is no better  to be found in the West.'  Nugget  and Grape Rings  And All Kinds of' Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  Why send out when 3'ou can get goods as cheap here ?.  1 * < ' 1 r  -Watches Front $5 up*   Fine line of Souvenir Spoons*;  JULES WWL & SON, The S^iss Watchmakers.  �� THE    KOOTENAI  HOTEL.  Cor  George E. Hayes, Proprietor  Fiiifn' and Trainor" Streets.  This First Class lintel hus been remodeled and rcf iirnlchod thiwiijhciit, -  and offers the hofct ucoommodntiou lo Transient or Pei'immo.ut .  Guests.���American mid liiii'opcan plan. ,,  Finest Wines, Litiuors and Gigars*  Billiards   a n d'' P o o 1.r'  ao��*��*>a^(����*a*a*a*��*K(*aja*a*^(*��*a*a*w*tt*��a��>a*��*a��WK(*w��  THE   GOLD    HOUSE,  DISCOVERY, !b. C.  Comfortably Furnislted Rooms���By tho Day, Week or Month.  -  The Best of Liquors and CigarsfaVways'iir'Stock. ��� Firre stable in ooua  '<       -    ' ' ���  ncctiou with the House.       ',   ���  < ���   -,  '   .     'AMERICAN   AND   EUROPEAN  "PLAN.  J. P. Rosr:, Munniror.��      '  THE  WHITE    PASS' 61    YUKON  ROUTE.   \- '���-   ���'..'���  Passenger andExpiess'Service, "Daily .(except Sunday), between~  Skagwa3r, Log Cabin. Bennett,* Caribou, White Horse .and Intermediate  points, making close connections .witti our own steamers at White Horse  for Dawson and Yukon points, and  at Caribou for Atliu every Tuesday/  and Friday- Returning, leave Atlin evcay Monday and Thursday.  Telegraph Service to Skagway.    Express matter  will- be received  for shipment to and from all points in Canada and the United States.'  . For information relative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or Express   '  ," , Rates-apply; to any Agent of the Com pan 3'-or to  '   ,   ��� , "~J/ F. Lee, Traffic Manager, Skagway,  Pine tmfiotd  '.     v DISCOVERY, B. C.     -.'  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  G. E.H.ITBS.  ' J. G. C0KNEW4.  Kd. Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. H. FORB        Prop.  Now occupy their new quarters next  to tho Bank of B. N. A., First Street.  The bath rooms are equally as good ns found  in cities.   Private Entrance for ladies.  Rugget fiord  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  Headquarters ��sr Brock's staso.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  Canada's Increasing Trade.  According to latest reports, there  is a very material increase in the  shipment of Canadian products  to the North as against American  goods. The following figures are  interesting as demonstrating the  change of patronage from American to Canadian products by the  people of the North :  Goods Imported  Canadian. American.  1898 10 p. c.       90 p. c.  1899    15    , 8.5   ,  1900 25    , 75   ,  1901 67    , 33    .   -  1902 70    , 30   ,  CAPITAL    PAID   UP    $8,000,00a.      '    -  Reserve, $2,500,00a  Branches of the Bank at Seattle,  San Francisco,  Portland,  -- Skagway, -ete.  Exchange sold on all Points*  G01.D Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  THE ROYAL HOTEL  9  "B-C  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin,,  ��.{>��   FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  Boundary Troubles.  CHOICEST WINES, UQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIAXTY.  Hydraulic   Mining  mery.,  Jack Dalton is pressing a claim  for damages against the Canadian  Government for the practical confiscation of the Dalton trail, which  extends from Pyramid harbor, on  Lynn canal, to Fort Selkirk, on  the Yukon.  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES   .'&  HYDRAULIC   RIVETED  Hoisting  Machinery^  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, SSrhfaium,  ��� >"       <1~ . ^rtr4...*....T..  yas^iwafcWsssrissssiftSSiM  ;32llIIlZL*2i^^ jTjjr.r'rl m,.  ites^^a^^agaaaaaagaia;  ATLIN,   5. C     S.VITRDAY,   FEBRUARY   28,   1903  We can gi7Te You ^Pood Value,,for your cash as Groceries- Provisions, etc��  TT ^*      any House in Town.. ' ' ' J" .' ��  7>y   ws   wi/fi   ## 'and see. , Giant   Powder  on 'hand.  DON'T  A   Few   Hints   for   Mining  ' Investors.  Some Timely Suggestions Upon  How- to Buy, Manage and  Operate a Mine,  'The  following Vdon'ts," as applicable   to   the   miuiiig investor,  make   a   suitable   parallel to the  "don'ts"   of   the    miner,    which  were written*  for  the   Claim  two  years ago.    They'are from the pen,  of Jilr. Percy Williams, of Prescott,  - Arizona, in  his correspondence to  the Engineering and   Mining Jour-'  isal  on  the  subject of " Causes of]  Failure iu Mining."  STARTING  WRONG.  Don't" invest money on the  strength of a prospectus' -or the advice of an "interested friend'-' without preliminary investigation b}' a  reliable engineer.  Don't "take a flyer" in mining,;  but invest your, money with the,  ���same care and discretion you would  use iu buying bank stocks, real es-  fcateor a silk factory.  Don't trust altogether to luck."  , Use' a little sound business sense.  Don't invest iu a mining company that guarantees dividends.  Dame Nature has something to say  about that.  Don't invest in a mining company that is selling treasury stock  and paying dividends' at the same  time. If the mine is earning dividends the company owning it seldom has a legitimate interest in  selling more stock.  INVESTIGATION AND MANAGEMENT'  Unless you have had sufficient  experience as a mining engineer  ���and metallurgist, aud the amount  of your contemplated investment is'  inconsiderable, employ a reliable;  experienced engineer to report ou  the property. Don't do this yourself unless you are irorn eternally'  lucky.    Every man to his trade.      j  Once you liave invested in a'  mining enterprise, insist on frequent and complete reports covering operations at the mine. Employ a competent superintendent.  Don't take your sou or your'  nephew or your clerk out of your  store or business house and send  him to Arizona or Colorado to "run  things" for you at the mine. Sell  out first.  Once yon are assured of their  .qualifications put every confidence  in your manager and superintendent. Give them a fair show to,  make a dividend payer of yourj  mining investment  If you are a director in a mining;  ���company do not force the manager  or superintendent to find a job for  all of your unsuccessful friends and,  relatives. Let him hire his own  men. Don't convert yonr mining  property into an asylum for "ne'er-  ido-wells."  OPERATION OF MINKS.  Don't spend all your capital on  top of the ground. Do some digging.' Don't buy too much territory. Mining claims are cheap.  Concentrate your operations aird  your capital at the ' points where  your ore bodies'have been found.  Additional surface tanilory means  nothing unless it contains oie.  ,  Don't expect your ore to^gjrow  lichcr with depth.' Il may gain in  quantity, but seldom hi quality.,  .- Don't build a mill or a smelter or  reduction works until you'aie'cer-  tain you hive enough oie.available  to keep the mill "in steady opeia-  tion, until at least its initial cost is  recovered. This advice is ancient  amd worn from constant iepetition,  yet there are innumerable mills and  smelteis dotting our,western lands-  scapes today which hardly turned  awheel because the supply of ore  was insufficient or unsuitable.  Dou' t build your reduction works  until you have assured yourself beyond all doubt as to what kind of-a  process your ore requires to yield  up its values. ' You can adapt thei  mill to the requirements of the ore,1  but you cannot manufacture an ore  to run through any particular mill  or smelter. Spend time aud money  in finding out first what process is  pecularly adapted to your ore,  then you will leave behind you no  silent enduring monument to folly.  Employ aJ competent, experienced  metallurgist to practically test your  ores before building -a mill. ' Most,  any process works all right ou most  any ore in a chemical laboratory,  but in actual work on a commercial  scale there are other conditions to]  contend with. It is well to find1  out what these conditions are before  spending money on reduction!  works. '  cultural point of view.  Each of these men 'will be provided with transportation from and  to their Th��mcs, lo such place or  places to which they may be sent,-  and' theii services, besides, will be  well paid for.   ,  It is confidently expected that  the immigration to Canada will  double that of last year, which was  5000 in excess of 1901. The succession of " cliy" seasons infAustralia is forcing marry of the colonists of the Arrtipodes to look to British Columbia nnd the Northwest1  upon which to " squat."  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  A Big Dam.  Some idea of the stupenduous undertakings sometimes necessitated  in hydraalic operations may be  seen from the following extract/  taken from one of our exchanges :  At the foot of Quesuel lake, iii  the Cariboo district, is a monster^  dam, which cost nearly half a million dollars, and which fhas lately,  been leased by the Cariboo Con-(  solidated Hydraulic Ge. The dam'  enlarges the laike from sixty to one  hundred-miles iu length, and is, at  the present time, one of the largest  of its kind in the Province.  ���^TOTICE is hereby given that application  will bo .inudo.to tlie'Penliameiit of  Canada, at its next Session, for an Act to  incorporate a Com pan} with'power to  build, construct, ecjuip, operate and maintain a line of laihvay of standard guage  from Daw so.,, in the Northwest Territories,  by the most direct and feasible, route to a  point at or near the northern bouuda.iy.of  the Prevmcefof HrLtUh Columbia ^to con-  noct w-rth the Paoitio Nerthern <S; Ominoea  Railway ; with authoiity also-to construct,  opcrr.-to'and" maintain branches from an}  points on the proposed line or-lines, not exceeding 111 any one case thirty miles in  length and w ith pow or to construct, operate  and maintain all necessary bridges, roads,  ways and ferries , and te construct and ac-  quire, own aud maintain wharves and docks  in oonr.eciis'i therewith and to construct,  own, acquire, equip and maintain all necessary bridges, roads, w .1} s and ferries ; and  to construct, own, equip and maintain  steam und,other boats and ���vcssdls and -operate the same on ai.} naiigable vaters;  and to eonstiuct, operate -and maintain  tolegifaph and telephone-lines along the  routes of tho said railw uy und its "branches  or in connection therewith, and to transmit  messages for commercial purposes., and to  collect tolls thorefor, and to acquire and receive fiom _auy Government, Corporation  er persons grants of land, -r-ights -of way.  money bonuses, privileges or other assis-,  tance 111 aid of the construction o'f the Com-  panj's uudei'taking,, and to connect with  and to enter into traffic or other urra>nge-  incnts wi*h railway, steamboat or other  companies,and ior all lights and powers  and privileged necessary, usual or incidental  to all or arry 'of the aforesaid purposes.  OOatedrthis ai d day of December, A. D-, 1902,  MaFliillips, Woottou <fc .Barnard,  de27-8t Solicitors for the Applicants.  ATOTICl! Is hereby givi��n that Sixty dayi  after datu I intond to apply to tha  Chief Commissioner of JLiinds aud Woilu  for permission to purcluiso lhe follow inn  described parcel 01 tract of lan.l foi ugi 1-  uultuial purpose: Commcnc-intr at a post  planted ou the custshoie of Atllnto Ilivpr;  theiic('2() chains 111 it uoithcrly duoctlo*  along the shoie of Tiihu Arm; thence 2C  chains in 1111 easterly direction; *tlioiico 21-  chains in a southerly direction; thence 1M ���  chains in'a w'cHtctl.v direction,.to tho point,  of oomnioncenior.t, containing 40 acres 11101��  or lass.   , T. Hinchcliilu.        '  Tukii City, H. C , December 15th, 11)0.2.  do27-8t       -     -,  NOTICE.  Nc  OTCCE it herdby si-ven th-at application  Will bo made to ,tho Legislative Assembly of the Province of llritish Columbia  at its-next Session, by the Pacific Noithei'i.  and Omineea Kaiiw ay Company for an Ad  to Amend its Act of Xncoiporation, being 0?.  Victoria, Chapter 50, of the Statutes of the  said Province, as amended by thn " Pacilic  Northern and Omiueea UailwiVi- Act, 11102',"  ibeing 2 Edward VII , Chapter 77,'by extending tho time'for tho 4jomi��enceriient-of th*-  eonstructioii of tho Company's line of railway and .for the expenditure of 10 per cent  of the capital, and 'Tor the completion nS  tho* s.iid railway as ^limited by Sub-secfior  itoo (5) of -Section 44 oftho "British Colum-  .bia Railway Act, and by increasing tho capital of the said Compmiy.  >D,ited.��3ie 20th day-of November, 1A02.  , Coknwalij A RoGEitg,  Solicitors ior tlio Applicants  de-27v6t  '   ' <?  ���NOTICE  ���NJOTICE is hereby gUenrthat npplicafioc  wiil be iimde-to the Parliament of Canada, at its next sittings, for lenin to incorporate a Company-to bo called "Tlio Coast-  Yukon Rail", ay  Company.,",,to , oousti net,,  equip and operate ai-ailw 05 rf��ou.i.a,poii��t>jo<:  .or  near  Eitimat   Inlet,  Douglas ?CIiaiuie',  Butish Columbia-;   thence -to AfcHn   Lake;,  .thence ito the Yukon Kiver ;  thence to thc ���  International Beundary lute between AIus.mi  and Yukon Territory, via tha City of Daw-  boil    With powor   to  construct *ind  own  beats mid whales telegraph and.telophaao  lines, to generate olec-tucal po<vor.,^iMii?tc  colJect4tolls aud-ull pow co:s iucideiltd;! 'to a  railway.  Dated at Vancouver, CC, "this12th day <��  November, A,D., 1-902  D. G. ilAoaoNB^rj,  no-29-Ot Solioitor for Applicants  Pio��w Balc^ry m Restaurant  iSPECIAL'rflES 3CN  FANCY   CAKES   &   PASTRY.  Fresh Bread, Rye .Bread, etc*  ^CHAS. M��br, Proprietor.  Good -Rooms-to Keirt-^By .the -Day, Weelc or Mon.-th*t-neasonaWeiratos.  Extending Its Arms.  The Canadian Immigration Department evidently intends to leave  no Stone unturned to advertise the  manifold opportunities of Canada  to desirable emigrants all over the  world. The latest scheme, into  which it has been joined by the C.  P. R., is to send successful farmers,  from the western Provinces, to  England, Europe and the States  to advertise the resources of .the  Canadian Northwest from-an agri-  Wholesalre   and    Retail'   Butcher  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   C  a DOELKER,  ,   .    .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND   Fish,    Game   in   season and   home   made   -Sausage.  First Street,   Atlin.  FINEST EQUIPPED H'QTrEC TN 'THE NORTH.    EVERYTBHCMS  CONDUCTED IN* FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  [French  Restaurant in  Connection*  A. R, McDonald,  Proprietor.  ���Corner >of First .and Discover Streeia  #  ,    �� ->'���  ti-  ./-'It    .  v Tr*s  ���-,  -.'L-��-C�� 1  :1  m  w. 4  L-i-!*y  ^  J.  I   f  :Am&  >  :^^.^-...-.-J^i4��.74.*itf^SstiJgtJ9ji_s.,-,  Jumh. �����"���>���  J i. L.    -U/U rfJ.i.-_4    IJy'A?'^4.i��>Vi-^l*LH!>,sr,H->J^ nii.;:���- ^O-  j.rttiL��  .iii^r   t,(K.  u^wj )(/n t/ i* i\,uw, j.'i\i *m+t*t u ��*s��u  4_��    ' > mir ��  lrtuUi-*.WJiUfi^i.-vj*.iuJ^u����iUi^v��^jX2i^K\fS^SE  ^Ui^.i.-.j���w'A n  1  "5,  4  ii  It makes a man ridiculous, it makes him an  effect pave     nuisance  and, it makes him  dangerously sick.  -,    -  Catarrh is not a luxury or a  necessity.  It is pretty sure to b.-ing on consumption, pneumonia, or at least,  bronchitis. You cannot ' afford  either.  You can afford the cure for it. A  cheap cure that has never failed. It  is Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder,  It relieves a cold or catarrh, or  ' cures a headache in ten minutes, it  entirely heals up tlie catarrh-wasted  surfaces.  No other remedy can count noses  with us���cured noses.  C. E. Zimmerman, of the slaflfof the Roanoke W'oild, stales :���  "T>r. Agnew's Catarrh. Curo is the onlj  remedy lhat has ever given mc any permanent  relief, afrer suffering more ihan fifteen years  Irom CaUirh."  Dr. /gnew's Heart Cure first looks to the  main spring of life and health, sets up thc heart  in new strength, feeds thc nerves and fills every  o-.hcr organ with life. Cured thousands ; will  cure you. ' 22  I ..jr..  K!i  -lit  IT  V]  M  1  Norel Prison Discipline.  i, ���  I. They have a novel method of main-.  Gaining discipline In'the state prison  .at Folsom, .California, , and it has  proven to_ be a great success. They  have' no dungeons, or dark cells in the  prison, corporeal punlshment'is unheard  , of, tying up by the thumbs is never per-  '���mitted, none of the old modes of punishment are recognized in this institution. The system in vogue Is this :,  When a new prisoner is received, he is  Aiformed that they have three different bills of fare in the pr ison, and that  it is optional with each man as to how  well he lives. If he is industrious, orderly, well-behaved, "and in all things  conforming strictly to the rules of the  prison, he Is served with excellent  food, nicely cooked. He can have  chops, steaks, eggs, lea, and coffee,  nylk, and white bread; If he is, only  fairly well-behaved, and does, not do  his allotted task properly, is inclined'to  growl and grumble at the regulations  of the institution, he is given ordinary  .prison fare���mush and molasses, soup,  and cormbreads; and if he is ugly and  - insubordinate, he is permitted to feast  on- unlimited quantities of cold water  and'a rather small allowance of bread.  "There is said to be an intense rivalry  'among tlie convicts to" enter tlio first  class.'and once there, it is very seldom  that one of them has to be sent back  to a lower class.  A Loquacious Cockatoo.  The most loquacious cockatoo In the  world used to be owned by a civil servant In a Itlvorina township, Australia,  and as this is, perhaps, the only bird  that  ever  shut  up  a political  "wind-  Jammer" the Melbourne "Punch" deems  Its escapade worthy lo be put on record.   A general election was on,'an'd  ono of tho candidates for the district  had engaged a hall wherein to address  the electors.     There was a great attendance, and, the candidate went from  scratch with a. rush, but at the 'end of  five minutes was interrupted by a thin,  croaking voice,  like that of    a    little  devil suffering from   whooping-cough,  which called from one of the rafters :  "Oh, I'm full of this I"      The crowd,  suddenly discovering tho cockatoo on  hla perch aloft, laughed uproariously  A long string of Insults at the crowd  came from tho rafters.   The candidate  tried to got going again.   "The man's  an ass I" was the cockatoo's comment,  and he jerked It in after every solemn  exprosslon of the candidate's opinion.  At last the candidate's patlonce gave  way, nnd, seizing the water-bottle, he  hurled It furiously at tho Intemperate  bird.   It broke a window, and excited  the bird to further efforts.   Picking out  the candidate, he   heaped   reproaches  and Insults upon him.   The bird won;  finding nothing left to throw, and unable  to make  any Impression  on tho  roaring audience,   tho politician  flung  himself from the hall, and    the    evil  bird gave the last touch    by   calling  pleasantly: "So'long.'ao-ionV!"     The  meeting forthwith carried resolution to  the effect,that the cockatoo was a fit  and proper party to represent that district in Parliament.        , '  i  Fame.  ��� <  I;  She lived and wrote 'mid simple joys and  fears,  And never word she  wrote had power  to  stir  The hearts of men to laughter or to tears  Until   that  one  great  sorrow   came  to  her.  And then she wrote, and woke to- praise  and   fame,  Now all-ur.longed for as but idle breath:  [What matters it that they should vaunt  her   name.  His lips  now silent 'neath  the kiss of  Death?  ���Eileen Benson.  St.   Catharines.  A widow's weeds are orien the outward  and visible sign of an inward and spiritual rejoicing.  Stirderrt (to servant)���I thought you  had finished sweeping my room.  College-bred Servant Girl���Beg pardon,  sir, but I was just decomposing.  Student���What?  College-bred Servant Girl���I was returning to dust;  J'    Palmistry, Triumphant.'  (Fragment  from   a   Town   Romance.)  The' enquirer was a little anxious as  .he placed his    open   hand before the  earnest gaze of the soothsayer.   ���  ' "You are a man of the utmost ability"  The enquirer seemed satisfied.  "You have the organizing power of  , Kitchener and the dash of a Baden-  Powell."  , -Again the enquirer smiled.  "You have the tact of a Talleyrand,  the courage of a Buonaparte, the poetry of a Shakespeare, and tho sense  of color of a Rubens, a Vandyke and  a Gainsborough."  "Quite true," murmured the enquirer.  "You could, had you wished it, have  taken a Double Firsft at Oxford or become 'a Senior Wrangler at Cambridge.'" c.      .  The enquirer bowed acquiescence.  ."I can see from your garb you are  not the Archbishop of Canterbury, arid  from my knowledge of the lineaments  of the distinguished personages 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 greater  Importance, if I am not mistaken, than  either of the situations I have specified." . . 4 ���  "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."  B1  !' t  M  ��.'  }  \  J* '  V- ���  i  ���  ir.  V  ti  S:  OWE SPOOWFUI  ^Will build for you good health,1  through good nerves, by using  South American Nervine  Almost all disease is the result of  poor nerve action.   Without good  J nerves neither brain, nor stomach, j  jnor liver, nor heart, nor kidneys,!  Jean work well.   Nerve food must I  r bo such that it will be absorbed by  *the nerve ends.    Such a food is  South   American   Nervine,   the  greatest tonic known, a cure for  dyspepsia  and  all  stomach   ailments.  Adolph Le Boors, B. C. L , Moatro-  nl's well known barrister, writes: "I  was auffennff from insomnia and nervous debility, prostration nnd exhaustion. I took five bottles of South An*OT��  lean NervhJO, and am wholly recovered.  Th* Oroat South American Rheiunotta  Cur. Ik the only ono that has not a slush)  case ol tollnro in Its record. Cmt�� surf  within tbras days; rollef instantly.     S  A MINOR IN THE GABOL  fDaere's a  minor  Ir. the carol,  there's  ka lcneJI in every Ghime,  Eloa-tJiaig1 through   Ihe misty daylight  tvhis returnirtf  Christmas   tlmej  PRhere'si ,a  cJoud up->n the    mountain,  there's a so.rjrn.w on the sea,        i  Tjhose    who   once    mode     Christmas  brrlgiutor bow will  come 'no moro  to> me, ;       ;  Holly berries, pale your redness, O  be dull, -swop',  mistletoe,  lln ,the yule-log's failing embers, Jot  us see the lent ago,  Stay the .dancers.' feet, a moment,  "hush, awhile the merry tuxie;  SoTrow turns hor du.rk��neidJ pages-  roads again eaok tear-marked  rone. ������  (TThey fwere beau.tilr.-il and noble, they  were tender, they wero gay���  iLarigJrod with us and bore wur burden, (turned our darkest night  to nay; I  Put wh&n Christmas comes raoall-  r'.ng, there's a catching of the  breath.  And its vibrant joy is muffled by  the chilly hand of death. ,  Yet shall Memory wavo h'or nceptre  '���show ilrcm once more as they  (wore,  Love recall oaoh form a^d "feature;  fill each  sad  and' vacant chair,  While wo hear tho joy-bells ringing,  sing the ca'rol glad and free;  Join onco more tho feast, well ordered, fjoyous as it used to bo.  And, tf Memory thus-bo regnant,  sJiall not Faith's strong angel-  hand,  (Yet (dispel the don'.-H.rjg spectres 'that  around us grimly stand���  Teach us how to '��i-asp tha (Future,  as we  hold     tho precious  Pust;  And believe that Somewhere, Some  Day, iva shall clasp our own at  laatJ <��  ���iBeraard PfflcBrey.  What to do With the Jews.  r. , ���i  Almost as tenacious arid inexplicable  ns tlio racial peculiarities and general characteristics of the Jewish  peoplo themselves are , the prejudices  and antagonisms 'with respect to  them cherished and often nrarrilested by  other people in various parts of the civilized world. One might 'think that in  orrr day of tolerant and 'enlightened  thought, when I lie contributions which*  tlio Jews have made and are making to  Ecience, literature i'ird art, to industrial  wealth arrd financial progress, are coming to be recognized at their full value,  that* at thi3 time the blind and unreasonable hatred of the race which formerly" obtained worrld lessen and vanish  away. And so it has,' irr a great _mca-  nrrie, in most enlightened communities j  irr others, it seems to remain in full  force.  Just now a new anti-Jewish movement  peerirs to lie sweeping over parts of Europe, more especially in tire East. Fifty  thousand Jews have, it is stated, been  ordered to quit the mining province of  Russia, nnd to reside within thc 'pale  after sacrificing fheir occupations and  their property. In llournanin, also, (hey  are being forced to emigrate by a series  of laws which practically deprive thorn  of all means of subsistence. They have  absolutely no rights, and llvo at the  mercy of a population which hates them  to such a tiugrce that their Parliament  has (lectin ud all Jews to be foreigners,  although they have been resident for  centuries. Neither Germany nor Aus-  fiia will do anything for them, "and it  aecms. impossible for ,Western Europe,  which is more tolerant, either to protect  them or to find 'them a new habitat.  The problem, then, what to do with  the Jews, appears, from a European  point of view at least, to be almost as  insoluble as tho problem of the colored:  race in America. One thing seems clear,  that it is not to be solved by wholesale  emigration or colonization, such as the  Zionists propose,, any more tlran the  negro difliculty can be cleared-away by  a" like process. Tlie only rational solution now presenting itself irr eiflicr case,  thinks "LorflieV Weekly," is, that lying  through education of T the ��� right kind,  through development to a higher, broader, more tolerant and humane plane* of  life and thought for" all classes concerned; a slow process, it is true; but  apparently the orrly one that holds out  any promise of success.  Golf and Stained Glass.  Customer���You said this suit woma  wear liko iron.  Clothier��� Well, didn't it ?  Customer���Too much so. It's getting  rusty already.���Judge.  a      "  Smith���Charley is troubled with tho  big  head.  Jones���Oh, I don't think it troubles  ���Charley any. It is other people who-do  tha suffering.���Boston Traascript.  The aesthetic portrait painter and  the enthusiastic golfer sat before  a blaring wood fire in the loung-  ing-roorn of thc country club. Having  nothing in common they had tried in  vain to entertain one another, and^wero  now at a conversational standstill. A  burst of sunlight streaming in through  the stained glass window bathed the  men and all "about them in a flood of  red,'white, blue and yellow, causing both  to look up, and giving the artist" an-in-  sprratron.       " -      -,'  '   "Did you ever follow, up the evolution  of tire stained glass" window?" he asked.  "No. -1 can't say tliat 1 ever did," replied his. companion, bored but resigned.  "Well,' the art in its inception dates  back to the reign of Caligula, A.D. 37,  but up to the beginning of the nineteenth century tlie colors were lard on  with paints .for the most pait. Since  the discovery of the art of staining glass  by the use of chemicals while in its molten state, and of other modern pioecsses  used in connection with it. the making  of stained glass has taken ticmendous  strides, opening irp an entirely new field  for the exercise of artistic genrrrs which'  is being generally taken advantage of.  For instance "  "No. I never thought of lhat," interrupted the golfer, "but. you know, the-  game of golf dates hack to "  " "Oh, golf be hangedf" exclaimed tho  artist, impatiently. "You don't seem to  think of anything else."  And he went out to admire the beautiful October landscape, while the other  man started to find someone who would  play nine holes witlr him, muttering as  he walked along: "Golf is a dain sight  better fun lha-u stained glass, anyway."  Cut the "Leaves of Books.  Why in the nape of all that is modern and swift, asks The London Globe,  do not publishers cut the leaves of the  books they publish? It is assumed that  in these days a man ha3 not time to  walk upstairs; it is perfectly understood that telegrams must be accelerated,  and that boy messengers must be cherished; and yet publishers will persist iu  attaching a sentence of slow servitude  to nearly every book tlie}' issue. Take  the "Dictionary of National Biography."  It is a serious tiling to brry it, but it  Is a more serious thing to get it cut. Who  is to do it? Not every man has relays  of daughters or arr urrder-gardener whom  he can arm with a paper knife. Monarchs  and millionaires must have ways of dealing with this problem. It is not to be  supposed that at Windsor Castle the  reader cuts the leaves. Whitaker may  be silent on the point, but it seems certain that a Groom of the Paper Knife  or a Book Barber in Ordinary exists and  draws an enviable salary. The "Dictionary " is a fat and flagrant case.  It is morally and actuarially  certain that many eager purchasers of this great work have not  lived to cut its leaves. Which is sad.  But the evil is at least proportionally  great in even a tiny volume. The present writer had occasion this week to  cut (with a paper knife two feet long)  a copy of Matthew Arnold's "Note  Books." The booklet was tightly bound,  the leaves were stiff, and slippery; and  though his orre desire was to get at tho  Innermost mind of Arnold, he had all  the sensation of vivisecting a guinea pig.  Which is absurd.  i :| i '.i i II MI i Vn i II I i LI  Hardships of the Educated.   ���  ,' Expatiating upon the hardships of tlie  educated   youtlr,   a   con temporary   in lima tes that this is a b2d time for the college mini who goes out into tho world to  find something to do. Taking iirto consideration tho fact that this is what is pomr-  larly known as tho "silly season,"'it ia  not   surprising   to   find  intimations   ot  this nature in ordinarily sane quarter--..  Viewed,    however,  as    a    proposition  rworthy  of serious  consideration,  it   is  not difficult to substantiate a claim fo  the  contrary  effect,  arrd  to say  positively that for the man who is reirliy  educated there has never been a timo  i roller in opportunities  tlran  this.    Of  course ' if a man spends four years irr  (���ullage   storing his  mind  with    ns"lf<  Knowledge  it is not at all likely that  his B.A. will help him much'in gottin;'  himself    established   in     life,  and   the  chances are that without' material assistance  from    his    parents  ho worrld  slinrd    an      excellent   chance ' to    be  ^reckoned among the idlers. But the other  man,   the 'man  who   knows   what    ho  wants to do and fits himself for it, and  i3  persistent  and  conscientious, in  his  work, need have no fear that the world  will be lacking in rewards for him when  thc harvest time cornea. Tiro melancholy  fact that our colleges are turning out  sciolists by tiro dozcrrB, men who half  know  a  lot  of   things   that  have   no  _ practical value in tlie pursuit of.'fame  nnd  fortune,  docs not niter  tho other  fact that the well-trained .strident who  has   gone   at   his  work   seriously,. arrd  with a particular object in view, finds  ��� always a ready market for his energies.'  Tlio  wlrino ��� that  wo  got from  the  so-  called "educated" mnn is.not from cdu-  .ciilcd men at all, but from those who  confound tiro possession of a degree with  ���"education; who think that.because they  have fulfilled the academic requirements  of lhe college  they  are therefore, cdrr-  'eated.    These men may possess a vast  amount of information, but they are no"  more educated', necessarily' than a man  who possesses n  complete fool-clicst is  by virtue of that~ possesion -a good cir-  "penter.    To have the finest set of tools  irr tire world is a hollow mockery to the  mnn -who  docs  not  know how to' use  them; and these wailing youngsters who  plunge'into the whirl,and eddy of life  with a store of information' that they  do not ..know how to avail .themselves  of are in an equally sad case.   But tiro  farrlt is not with their times: it is with  themselves���or   perhaps , with their parents, _ who  have  failed  at 'the   proper  time to observe their bent, and to direct  their energies in tiro channels most fit  for their fullest development.  Midsummer Maxims.  Old married folks never sit -.fn the  hammock together. A drug store iu  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 sit with nothing in her  hands and rock, but a man,has to have  a paper or a cigar or both. When the  Did Man and' his neighbor get their  Ceet on' the railing side by side the  young man, who' Is calling on the Old ',  Man's daughter irsually proposes a  stroll, for he knows they are planted  until bedtime.���lift, '.....   ... j  Rockefeller's New Hair.  ', An Athletic Fallacy.  Commenting on j the recent ��� defeat  of' Walter j J.-'Travis, the - golf champion,, by "Lours Napoleon -James,  the New- York "Evening Post" says:  '"With alPfriendly feeling for Mr. Tiavrs.  .most golfers!will rejoice in his defeat. It  is only human nature to wish to. see a  tradition of invincibility broken, and for  three years past Mr. Travis has been invincible, lie' was and is the finest example of what are called tire older players���that is, those who had reached full  maturity before handling the driver or  the iron. It was felt, and justly, that  tlie younger players, who had learned  their" lull swings during tlie flexible period of boyhood, must very Lsoon assert  their superiority. This has been'done  by Mi. James, a Western player. But  Mr. Travis has not fallen before demonstrating the hollowness of several athletic fallacies. It is often said that, athletically, it is all up with a man beyond  thirty who has not previously been an  athlete. Proverbs to this effect abound.  It is said, for example, that a man may  ride beyond thirty, but never acquires "a  seat," and in general the man of thirty  as a beginner in shorts has about thc consideration that Dr. Johnson''gave to the  preaching woman. Mr. Travis, by learning a very difficult game, beyond the fatal year, and by carrying off for three  years running the-'championship honors  against all corners, lias done much to  commend himself to "his contemporaries  ���even to those who by no means covet  distinction on the links. It is a comfort  to have those wretched proverbs about  the thirtieth year disproved."  Isish Politics.  Tlie tragic times in Ireland, when  peasant was at open, war with landlord  and all were at war with English rule,  are relieved by many good stories. As  Mr. M" '.iel MacD-)ii.i;.'h says in his  book, "Irish Life and Character," the  rrrer-crrriu 1 Celt is whimsical even in tiirre  of trouble.  When Mr. A. J. Balfour, tire present  Premier, was Chief .Secretary i n- 'ire-  land,, ho met Father Ileuly at j dinner  in Dublin. t-  "Tcll me, Fi'lber TTe.ily," said Mr. Balfour, "i.s it true the people of Ireland  halo mo us mir-jh .-s the Nationalist  newspapers represent?"  "Hale you!" repned the priest. "It  thev li ii'.l evil as they hate you, Mr.  Bnlfoin*. my occupation would bo gone."  Yet it was Mr. Balfour who a few  years later hint .ic'"MiipIished much toward the pacification of Ireland. Hi---  name became amusingly prominent in  Irish families. A gentleman driving into  lire town of Westport, Corrrrty Mayo,  was stopped by a pig which ran in front  ot his hoise. An old peasant shouted  across thc ditch to a boy who was  watching the pig stupidly:  "Arrah, Mick, will ye stir ycrself?  Don't yo see Arthur James runrrirr*  away?"  Struck by the name, the gentleman  asked the old man about it, and found  that in gratitude 'to Mr. Balfour, who  had been the means of getting them the  pig, the peasant had given the animal  his name.  The   Chicago     " Kecord-Ireittld "     declares-that, ar irew   growth i of,  hair  adorns    John    T).    Itockefcller's    head.  A few months ago, the 'inulli-nrillionniro  lost every hair on his head, lost his eyebrows, hrs moustache., became as bald us  the  mirrors  in   his  drawing-room.    He  was  extremely  sensitive   aborrt   his  remarkable lack,of hair.    To wear a wig-  would have been to reduce infinitely tho'  .chance of growing new, true'hair of hi4.\  own. -He sull'crcd from what the derma-,-  otologists   cull   "allopecia  areata."     Tho  dermatologists call  the soft, downy hair'  that'now decorates  his head , "lanugo,"  from   the  Latin   lima- (wool):    Usually  when this much-desired "lanugo'! appears,  it is white.    So when thc bald spots in   .  which it springs, are. small it gives tho  patient's  head  a  strangely .mottled   or  piebald -uppouriirrce, as contrasted  with  his natural hair, which may bo blaclc',or   <  brown   or   red. ".But   Mr.   Rockefeller's' ���  head is not piebald;  it is'covered with,  silky, white hair.   Soorr, if it thrives and*  grows, it may become pigmented.    Tha  only discouragement about tlie growth  of the silky hair is that in persons, over  fifty years of age there is, no certainty -  that it will flourish.  , Many cases have  been known-of "allopecia" areata," where!  the hair has revived and has become pigmented' with  thc  old-time colors.    But  these cases have been, in nearly every  instance, in persons under fifty, and gcn%"  orally trnder twenty years of age.   There  have been a  few  rare  cases  in  people  more than a half century old where the  delicate   hair  has "- become    stout  and  healthy,'and grew until death.  A Summer' Idyl.  ; "It-was 'one of'the hottest*nights last  season," he said. "The missus and children were at the seashore, and I-"was  alone in. the house. . To gain1- a little .  coolness I opened the doois through all  the "rooms on .the second story and  dragged up my bed to the front window. Just as 1 was feeling .the relief,  and was dropping off into a most delicious slumber-, a prolonged and melancholy yowl awoke me. Again and again/  it was repealed. I recognized''thc sound  only too well���it was a dog serenading-  the inoon, which was at its full, and ��  know by experience that such concerts  usually las* ed hours.. Rising on my elbow, 1 could see across'the street, and  there in a patch of silvery light on a  balcony sat. a small white fox terrier,  with nose uplifted, enjoying a very ecstasy of woe. 'Floral' called a coaxing,  voice from the window. 'Come here.'  Flora paid no attention, whereupon a  'white form appeared, aird, leaning out,  r.iade a grab at the small offender, who  tctreated to the other end of the balcony out of reach and renewed her music, unheeding the dulcet endearments of  her mistress, who tried to induce her tore-enter the house. A second window  was'opposite Flora, and the white foim ,  reappeared at that ' and cautiously  reached out an arm to seize the dog,  who, however, gained the other point of  vantage arrd continued to-bay to the  moon. This puss in thc corner business  was continued several, minutes, Flora  scampering from end lo end of the bal- -  cony, evidently enjoying her t\triumph,  while still continuing her music. By this  time heads appeared at thc windows of  several other houses, arrd tho situation  became desperate. 'Dear Flora! Pretty  Flora! Hero's a nice biscuit for Flora!*  called the soft voice, but Flora woirld  not be cajoled. Finally, to the relief of  everyone, Nemesis appeared. When  Flora made her last skip from her mistress a tall figure in pink pajamas appeared at the other window, stretched  out a long masculine arm and seized tiro  wicked Flora by tho scruff of her neck.  'Ki-yr!' yelped the little animal; but tho  master of the house, incensed at being  aroused from his slumber to catch a pet  dog, had no compassion. That a well deserved punishment was.inflicted we all.  heard with satisfaction. Then quiet  reigned and we returned to our corrclres  and interrupted repose."���N. Y. "Tribune."  Regarded in Different Ways.  That one can obtain more favors by  "jollying" than by being brusque is just,  as true as "one can eatclr more flics with  molasses than with vinegar." The New  York "Tribune" cites a case in point:    '  Two young men employed by the New  York Life Insurance Company have lived  in a boarding-house irr West Twenty-  third street for some time, and one has  the reputation of being a "jollier," while  the other is quick spoken and of a bearish disposition. The young men are  friends and-usually breakfast together.  Their respective standings in the estr-  mation of the dining-room maid may be-  judged from the way in which that damsel shouted their orders���both had requested steaks���down the dumb-waiter  sliaft rtcently:  "A nice beefsteak, a trifle rare, for Mr*  SVwd.  Some meat for Baldwin^    .       , ���.,+>,   **������������>'*�� I  Unvarnished Truth.  Under the caption of "Tire Unvarnished Truth," The New York Evening Post  says;���Ex-Gov. Boutwell's speech at  Faneuil hall on New Year's ,Day was n  notable appeal to tho beclouded spirit  of liberty in the United ' States. Although addressed pilmarlly to the colored population, it is equally well adapted  to all Americans. Mr. Boutwell spoke  to tho negroes in behalf of the Filipino's,  because the negroes haverbeen emancipated, while the Filipmos have been lately subjugated���both by the United States Government. He tells the unvarnished truth when ho says that "the Republican party has become the enemy of  universal liberty." The Inquisition had  nothing worse to show than the torture  arrd death of Father Augustine at tho  hands of Ameiican oflicers���a crimo  which is now said to bo under investigation after useless attempts at concealment. And this ir only one of a series of similar acts perpetrated in order  to suppress tho liberty of n distant people who nover did us any harm until  wo carried flro and sword into 'their  country and their homes. Wo gavo to  this invasion of a free arrd friendly people the names of civilization, 'Christianity, law and order. Wo-said that it  was all for their good. Wcr linve pro-  ' claimed that our oltlccrs irr the Philip*  pine Islands were performing their duties satisfactorily and successfully, whereas the islands arc in a condition of famine, pestilence and general misery moro  pitiable than under any period ot Spanish rule that can now' be recalled. Ol  eourso, we lose sight fof thoso thing*:  easily, becnuso they are so far away  and so little newM that is unfavorable  leaks out. So it is all the more necev  sary that tho voice of some Prophet  Elijah should cry aloud und spare not  Such a voice ,is that of (inv. Boutwell,  and ncvor was it pitched upon a nobler  key than on New Year's Day in Finreuil  Mall. .      .  Humor of the Hour.  Pat���You say if I^use one <xf fcheao  patent dampers I save half me coal ?  Agent���Exactly, sir; exactly.  Pat���Be gobs, I'll take two.���Harvard Lampoon. /  Jaggles���Which country has the largest standing army in thc world ?  Waggles���This one,'if you count tho  people who ride in,the New York street  cars.���New York Sun.  *  9  "Are you fond of birds?" she asked  innocently, as she stood at the piano  tumbling the music.'  "I dearly rove them;" Ire replied, with  never a shadow of suspicion.  Then she ran.her slender fingers over  tho keys and began to sing, "Oh, Would  I Wero a Bird."���^Chicago Ncwj-*.  Nerwcomc���They toll nro hens never  lay eggs at night. HJid you'know that ?  tiubbubs���Oir I  yes.  Ncwcome���Strange, isn't it T  Subbubs���Not at all. ' 'All^tho liens  are roosters at night, you know.  to  What the Patient Did.   - , '  "Many stories are being told of the lato  Rev. Dr. Temple, Primate of England,  among them the following:���He had a  habit of emphasizing his' words by gestures. When he received his,first episcopal promotion from Exeter to London  he left behind him, to his sorrow, a  faithful dependent in Devon County Asylum. Visiting Exeter soon afterwards,  out of the kindness of his heart ho  called to see this patient. 'Returning  to" town, Dr. Temple was met at Pad-  dington by an old friend, and drove off  with him to Fulham in an open vie-  torra. . .  Presently the Bishop began to tell his  friend of his visit to the asylum.  "I was hoping," he said, "poor Y-���'���  might soon be discharged, when, just  as I was leaving, he" put his thumb to  "his nose, and went���just so���at me."  As Dr. Temple said this ha graphically  illustrated the contemptuous gesture.  The "same moment the carriage turned  Solrool���The boy was going away  school, full of high hope.  "1 shall make I lie lootboll team arrd  color two pipes tho first your I" he said  bravely. '_*  His mother kissed, him and wept. His  father wrung his luiuHii silence. _ ���'  They were too full lo speak then.  But when ho was gone, and thoy were  calmor, thoy talked together of him,  and prayed tliat his ambition might not  carry him beyond his strength.���'Life.  Thoy had looked soulfully into each  other's eyes for some time, but somehow he didn't scorn lo come to tho  'point. Then1 suddenly ho made a discovery., ->,.        ', ' c       *  "You havo your mother's beautiful  eyes, dear," ho said.  Sho felt that tire time had come to  play her trump card. "i. havo also,"  she sard, "my father's lovely cheek  book."  "   Within   30   minutes   the   engagement!  was announced.���Tit-Bits.'  'Autocars For Hallways.'  The Northeastern Brrlvvny of Engl.rn.l  o "nt the present moment burlding at  ila York work*, two autocars to liin'orr  i -> r.'hviy, each of which will cany  a co: .pi j to npptritus for generating  j"lt�� own motive power. It is calculated  ihafc a speed of 30 miles an .hour can  >>u gut up in as marry, seconds, v\ Inch  a very much quicker acceleration than  is possible with an ordinary train. it  is not proposed to use Lhe3o autocars  it Hist for-'the longer distance tiallic  of tho Noi theasterrr* Railway, but to employ'them rather for accelerating tho  service on those sections of the system  wheie an ordinary train can only mako  a alow rate 'of speed owing to tho number of stopping places. The' two cars  now under, constr uctiorr are destined fo  run .between Ilai Llcpool and West  Hartlepool stations, where thero is keen  competition with a tramway service. If  th'e experiment be successful, other sections of tho company's system are to be  similarly .equipped with automobile  trains, * ��  A-farmcr who had arrived m town on  business dropped m at the cat show to  see puss at her best. ' ��     <  "It's rather ridiculous for a farmer  to buy a cat, beearrse 1 know there's a.  dozen round the ' farm, but that's a  beauty, and 1 believe I'll get it for my  little girl. Do you suppose it's for sate,  porter, and what is the prrce ?"  "A hundred and  twenty pounds."  "Great turnips," he gasped, "that's  more than l'give for a whole ^waggon-  load of pigs 1" .'"'/*  At a twenty-first birthday party tho  other day, says "London Answers,", a  mother was praising" tlie talents of her  son, and, being anxious to make him  appear at his best before the company  present, asked him to show the company the prizes he had won.  One of the guests, picking up the best,  article, said: "And what did he win this  prize with ?"        "    -u  "Oh, that was for running,"   said tha  proud mother.  "And who presented it' to him 1" ask-  into Fulham High stieet, and the horror ^^ ^^  of  the" spectators can  be  imagrned  at ^ th(j -^j.1-  seeing the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop ���We &d �� ^ the mother.  of London, whom they were just begri- ��How  waa  that ?��� agked  fche          t>  ning to know by srght, fit��� ty?*- sucl1 a "Why, you see," said the proud mo-  vulgar   act   in   broad   daylight.        ��� ther> ��he>d have WCJli but he ^^ hear  the pistol go off."  Precedence at State "Functions.  The question of precedence at' State  eeremonies has been agitating British as  well  as  Canadian  church  chcles,*    and  (The Dundee Advertiser thus facetiously  "Ah," said the Count, "zr3 ees not zo  lady I would have for my wife. She ees  what you call plain." ~  "But her father owns a coal mine," replied the General Manager of the Inter-  eomments upon a recent decision of the national Tide and Trust Syndicate.  |��in". The Moderator of the General . "1^ care not for zrs gold mrne. I  Assembly of the Chuich of Scotland is  b. pioud man to-day. For some unexplained reason his Majesty the King  has been pondering the problem of the  Moderators precedence, and the result  is now announced. During his term pf  office the Moderator is to take precedence in Scotland next after the Lord  Chancellor of Great Biitain. Thus is  tho horn of Presbyterianism exalted. To  estimate the  dizzy  attitude  to    which  "Not gold mine. 1 sard coal mine-  hard coal."  "Ah, my dear friend ! How beautiful  zis lady ees I My heart ho what you  call leap wis love 1"���Chicago Record-  Herald.  The keeper in attendance on a guest  at a Norfolk snooting party recently  looked on wrvh drsgust at the gentleman's  erratic  marLsmanshrp.     He  was  the Moderator is raised, we must sup-   banging away here,    there   and    every-  pose the King to hold his court at_Holy-   where, but no birds fell.  rood, and picture the long procession of       "Arm 'igher, sir," advised the keeper.  personages who will rank below the very       Still the birds flew untouched.  reverend  figure  in  the  Geneva    gown.       "It ain't the gun, sir, and it ain't the  The entire peerage will take their places   cartridges," remarked tho Norfolk man.  after him, together with all the Bishops   "Try shuttin' your right eye instead ot  of the Anglrcan church. As for the  numerous Bishops who have assunred  Scottish titles, they are, of course, mere  dissenters, with, no place on the precedence table at all, arrd rf the matter were  probed wo are not sure but that Jacob,  Primmer would came before tho Bishop  of Edinburgh. Wo hope that the effect j swers  upon that humble Chnstian, the minister  of Morrsvvald, may not be the production  of anything of the nature of "teto  nronte." Ills Majesty has also, it appears, settled thc question of precedence, which for some years past has been  disturbing the peace of Belfast. He has  pronounced the Modeiator of the Presbyterian Church to stand on air equality witlr the Archbishops of the Catholic  and Episcopal churches, and as Llicre is  no State church in Ireland, the decision  the left, sir."  But not a pheasant fell.  Thc keeper scratched his head.  "The bnds is very strong on the wing  thi3 year," he remarked, "but there's one  more chance. If I was you, sir, I should  'ave' a pop with both eyes shut."���An-  "You know there's a belief that when  a man is delirious from fever he tells  his most cherished eeciets."  "Yes, but it isn't so. 1 could show  yorr "  "Well, it certainly isn't truo in the  case of old Polhigg.mrus. When ho was  raving in his deliinrm the other night  the watchcis supposed ho would let out  a few facts about his wealth and what  he's got it invested in. He not only  is unehallengablc upon any grounds save didn't do that, brrt L'm blest if he drdrr't  those of "pielatic pride," taint traces tell more lies about rt than if he had  of which may -sometimes be detected, been talking to the assessor."���Chicago  Many will acclaim the judiciousness of   Tribune. .  these decisions of the    King1,    running  ,    -  strongly,  as  they do,  irr   the   face    of       Afc the annual meeting of the Krnanti-  pretensrons    loudly    enough    expressed   E1 Sisterhood the Rev. Dr. Leon Ham-  just now in  England and not  unheard   80n to^ this story :���  in Scotland itself. |     ��x invited my teacher and venerable  I friend Di. Gottheil to be present at a  *~~ synagogue one day when I was to dehv-  Collego Nightcaps���Father (e\aminrng , er a selmon,    He came and heard me,  hij son's expense account at college)��� ��� and x  was naturally anxrous  to  know  Voting man, what   do   you    mean    by j ll0W my eflort had pleased hrm.    So at  charging up halt a dozen bjttles of wh.s  kev to "wealing apparel during tlie last  term" ?  Son���Oh, that's all right.   1 used triat  atuff for nightcaps.���Town   and   Coun-  the first  opportunity I asked  how ho  liked the sermon.  "'The text was good and admirably  chosen,'   he   responded quietly."���New  York Times.  Foods For Egg Production.'  > The subject'of egg. production rs ono  upon'which tho farmer is always ready  for infonmn,tion, and, although thero is  not very much to bo said on tho matter  that'is original, still it may perhaps be of  use to some of the readers of this journal if 1 give a few detail*, as to the composition of the dlilleient foods which  Farmers give to their poultry, with tire  idea of pointing out which of them are  most likely to lesult in making the hens  lay well. It needs no very high degree  oi intelligence to understand 'that-if a  hen is to lay well, she must be fed well���  aud not only fed well, but fed with particular kinds of food which are requrred  tor tho composition of egg substance; and  so blio best way to entei upon our present subject is to inquire first of all what  an egg rs composed oi, and then we tan  soon determine what kinds of food contain most oi the piincipal ingredients  which are to be lound in an egg. Tnero  are three parts to an egg���the shell, the  albumen or white, and the yolk. Without entering into analytical details  "(which would confuse many leaders), it  may be pointed out that as so large  a proportion of the egg is made up of  albumen, the food given must be largely of 'an albuminord nature. The_ value  of an egg as an artrele of diet is due  principally to the mtiogenou3 matter it  contains, and unless a mm is provided  with food which is lich in nitrogenous  matter���that is to say, food in which  nitiogenous constituents ate not over-  done.by^the caibonaceous or .starchy  constituents���that lien will not make  a good .layer.'. The point for us to consider, then, is what aie the foods which  are richest in ltiogenous matter?���or,  rather, what aie the foods'ia which nitrogenous matter is in the ascendant t  First of all, with regard to the dilfeient  kinds of grain, analysis shows that "the  leguminous seeds are, on the whole'(  richest in albtnmen, and therefore, in  mixing a meal for laying poultry, it will  be well to use a percentage either of  bean meal or of pea meal. A mixture  of equal ��arts of pea meal, barley meal,  oatmeal, and pollards will make as good  a diet for laying poultry as anything1.  It; will contain plenty of albumen and a,  sufficiency of fat-forming matter, which  is also necessary in moderation for egg  production. This can be varied in wrn-  ter time by the addition of a little Indian  meal," which, being of a more starchy  nature, will assist in keeping up the  temperature of the fowls' bodres���a very  necessary thing in cold weather. 'Now,  in regard to grain, oats are without  doubt tho best corn for poultry,, be.  cause they are rich in nitrogenous and  also in fatty matter; conrpared with  maize, they are richer in both respects,  wlrrlsl at the same time they have nothing like the amount of starch which  maize possesses. Next to oats, English  wheat rs to be recommended; but that  is rather deficient in fat3. Afler that  come barley and buckwheat, both of  which make excellent variety in food.  Passing from grain to othei substances,  it will bo well to point out that orre nf  the best foods for poultry is milk; and  wherever "skim" milk is available, rt  should always be used instead of water  for mixing up with the poultry rneiil.  Many fanners' wives owe their success  in poultry-keeping to the use of meal  both for the laying hens and also for  rearing the chickens. Insects such as  beetles are largely composed of nitrogen,  and that is one of the reasons why chickens whroh are reared irr woods, and coppices generally thrive so well���they get  plenty of insects. Thc same thing applies to lading poultry���no hens lay bettor than those which are allowed to  ramble thiough a small wood or coppice. Next to in->ect life, lean meat is,  of course, rich rn nitrogen. Lean, meat  can norther bo given in the fresh state  nor in the drred state���m the dry slate,  of course, a smaller quantity need-, in  be given, because of the absence ol moisture, which in fiesh meat has not beon  taken avvav. On an average, one portion of dr\ lean meat should go as  far a3 five "poitkins of tiesli lean meat,  beearrse lean meat contains irom On to  70 per cent, of watei. Granulated Luiie  is anotiicr food rich in e^g-forrnrrrg <-ri-  stitucrrts, and the additron of about o  per cent, of cr uslrcd bone or of His  dried fibrine mea,t just referred to will  very much improve the egg-produung  quality of any food. If people who  are so fond of using Tndiau meal for  thri** j.oukry would increase the proportion ef nitrogen jt contains by adding  crushed bone or else meat, they -would  attain battc-r results. A mixture of  equal parts of oatmeal and Indian meal,  with the addition of aibout 5 per cant.  of each, meat and bone, i3 as likely a  food as any to tiring poultry oir to lay  at this -time of thc year, when t hu  weather is cold and unsettled.���..Mid-  lander, in "Farmer arrd Stockbreeder,"  Liondon, England.  Preserving tho^Dead.  There has just arrived In London from  Queensland a scierrtrst who, irr the mysterious interior of Australia, has made  jcitain discovciics which, says Tho E\>  picss, if accepted by tho medical faculty in England; will prove of extraordinary value to the whole human  race. One of his discoveries���the  weirdest, if not the most important-  arrests all change in the appearance of  tho human form after death. J <. Tho  maker of this astounding 'discovery is  Mr. A. R- Taylor. -Particular interest  has been aroused in the case of an old  man of eighty-one, who 'died last year,  nnd wlrosc body was bunded over to  Jul. Tu>lor b>, the authontics of Sydney  for the pnrpcp of expeiimcnt. Mr.  Taylor shows this' surbjeet, which is irr  a perfect stntc ot preservation, as a triumphant proof of the value of his discovery. ,"Hc will remain as he"is," sard  Mr. Taylor, "to the' end of all time."  Mr. Taylor went on to explain how he  made his discovery. "Foi many yeais,"  he said, ''ni' lather cauied on 'an elaborate system of leseiuch witlr this ono  object iii view. After his death I carried on his work.' By it stroke of good  fortune I eamo across biinio manuscripts  of the early Egyptians. From them  I found what my father mid I had been  searching for during many long years.  I found how a solution, part vegetable  and part mineral, could he made vvhn.li,  so far as outward appearance went,  would stay forever the handiwork of  death. There was do need to use the  swathings employed by the Egyptians.;  By injecting the solution under the skin  the body would be petrified."  ��� ���������������-^ .,  Chinese -Bankers.  In an interesting article dealing with  the Chinese residents of Seattle, The  Poat-Intellrgenoer of that city says :���  And "speaking of banks recalls another curious phase of the Chinese character that soon becomes apparent to ono  who-has a passing knowledge of life  in "Chinatown." A Chinaman 'has no  manner of use ���for banks, legrtimato  banks, the custodians of lhei wealth of"  the nation. ��� He never vrsil3 one except  on thoso (Occasions when he wishes to  Bend the money he has earned in 'America to" his lelatives in China. In all  other things he acts as his own. banker."  Now a Clurrbse bank is about as peculiar,an institution as ono can find in  o five-minute vvalk^ from the City Hall.  The methods of the small merchant who  has money to put away foi-safe k��ep-  ing are as peculiar as weie those of  Bret Harte's "Heathen Ohrnee." The  banking system is buetly this:  Five or six small meicharrls or tradesmen will join in the purchase of a'safe  ���American built "and of tire' latest pattern. It may be that as* many as ten  men will thus become the joint owneis  of a lire and burglar pi oof strong-box.'  Having acqurred the sale the" services  of an expei t locksmith are called for.  By him the safe ,door is fitted with ten  complicated locks, each one different  from tho other. When his woik is  complete the safe door cannot be opened unless each of. the ten locks has first  been unlocked. Each of the ten owners  is" given a key to a lock and the-bank-  ing arrangement is coinpl&tc. The safe  then becomes i-he joint repository - of  the funds of the several partners, each  having a separate compartment inside  the muoh-locked outer door. Behold  now the workmg of the scheme :  Ah Fat, being one of the owners,  wrshos to make a deposit or to withdraw all or a portion of his funds. He  first finds and notifies each of the other  nine key holders that he wishes to open  the safe. If all of the bankers can bo  rounded up they repair to the safe and  each one opens the" lock that is tho  badge of his 'ownership and tho safeguard of his wealth. This being done,  the safe door is opened and ' nine interested bankers remain m close attendance while Ah Fat fi'igeis the coin  that is his and hrs alone. Tlie safe  is then closed arid each of the ten  bankers solemnly turns- the key in his  individual^ lock and returns to the pursuit of his own occupation.  Maialv About People.  Eera'a �� fcite stoiy anerrt Christian  S��i'>i e>��. A Bobton mother said to her  little daaightei: "If you had my faith,  darling, you would have no toothache.  Tiro child icplrcd: "Well, inoLiicr, rf you  had my toothache, yorr wouldn't have  any farth,"  When M.ijor-Gener.il Samuel B. M.  Young, o United State.s army odicer, waa  presented to tiro Kaiser during a recent  ���visit to Geininny, Emperor William  a iked him if he had ever visited that  country before. "Not this parr," General  Young is said to have replied. Tho Emperor Ulrcn errqiiiicd what purls he had  visited, whereupon General Young slid:  "I have visited St. Lours, Cincinnati and  Milwaukee." Tho Einpeioi roired with  laughter, arrd took Uonei U Young to the  Empress, to whom he repeated iho vvitti-  cibiii.   ��-   With a face of thc utmost gravity,  amounting almost to sternness, but  with a twinkle in hrs eye, the great  merchant   called  the  otlreo   boy  to  his  "Henry," he said, "have 1 ever grven  you anything ?"    *  "No, sir," replied the boy, wondering  what was to come next.  "How long have you been workmg  for us J"  "Six months, srr."  "Then you have been here long enough  to know better than to leave that door  open, if you do it agarn 1 shall have  to give you a permanent vacation. That  is all, Henry."���Chicago Tribune.  -French and .German Duels. '  ;-  .*���' '       t     '  ,      ."^j *^J,  ST Is announced from Berlin tliat On L***',  the lnvltallon of "Prince Loevven-   -   '!  ".���stein one hundred and forty re-p  presentatlve.s of the German no-% j4   ,  blllty, lor the most part tho heads oi . -     (  old   Roman   Catholic   families,    have '  sljrned  a declaration'against  duellnft. '  The declaration  sets  forth    that    tho ,  usage,  although  It  receives a passive     '"'  encouragement, purely aa a means'-of      ,   (,  maintaining  the  milltaiy spirit,  from,!,  the heads of the army,' Is clearly con- ,      ,  trary to intelligence; religion, culture, J    .���  and law, and to social and state order. ,     ',,  The   slgnatoiles   bind   themselves   to     ' ,  work for its abolition, stating that it.    .��., '  Is false 'and unjust to qualify a man as  a cowaid ,who  refuses  to    fight, ancJ  ^    ,.  they regard any man as woithy of all    J  respect who, by conscientious sciuples.  L  ignores a challenge.   In  consideration      ^  of the present state of aftaits, they re-      "~ j  servo the,right-to demand satisfaction        , ���  according' to the old usage if honor, is     ,���  at'stake.'but at the same time ask that, -"   y  tribunals of  honor  be created,  which        '  would give a much more real salisfac-   *"-i,  lion than that obtained on the so-called '       ^  field   of  honor.      Two   recent  French.  duels,  by the  way,  over  which  Paris-  has been  laughing,   concern   two  pro-      "  mlslng  young  sons   of   noble  fathers.  L,eon Daudet was sligh'tly wounded th��  other day In a duel with swords with  M. Gerault   Richard, a ���writer , on the.  "Petite Republlciue," as a result of a  newspaper article which he vviote. This  Is not young Daudet's fust duel.   One  of his most   famous    encounters was  with M. Jean Charcot, son of the great  physician   of   the   Salpetriere. i     That  arose out of M. Daudet's "L.es Mortl-  coles," a novel intended torsatirlze the -  medical profession in much the same'  way that his brilliant father, Alphonse,  had made game of the Academy.   In  the other recent duel,  M.  Sarcey flls4  and Laurent Tallhade, a noted literary4  critic and book-reviewer, were,the actors.   M: Tailhade delivered himself of'  some very severe remarks on the In- '  ' fluence of the,late M. Sarcey on t the  contemporary stage. Young Sarcey, to  avenge his father's memory, called out  the critic, and the gray-headed writer  rand the hot-headed young man faced"  each other's pistols on one of the lawns  of the Bols de Boulogne. M. Sarcey  flred first and missed, his adversary.  M. Tailliade fired up in the trees,,,then  taking "his hat in his hand he went up  to. his young opponent.   ", I could not  .refuse you the satisfaction you de-,  manded," he said, "for I esteemed too  highly the sentiments which made you  act as you did. But a duel ,with me" is  no duel; I am, one-eyed, one-aimed.1  Now that I have .stood your, fire let  me say how gieatly I i egret having  wounded your filial feelings." And  with this graceful speech M. Tailhade  extended his hand and the quarrel was  ended.       .   .   ,   . - r----oTJ.".-i5-~-i  n  V'-  **:]'  Holiday, Reading1.    *-*\  Fioude, in his "Sea Studies,".had a  word to say on th'e subject of books for  'holiday leading.   While fioely'granting.  that   the  solitary  side  of  our  nature"  demands leisure    for    reflection upon  subjects on whrch the dash and whirl",,,  of daily business forbid the intellect to *  fasten itself, he yet insisted that the  mind cannot steady itself by Its-,single' strength. -So:   "We require com- J  panlons���but  companions    which , intrude  upon  us  only 'when  we   invite  them; we require books, and the choice  is a serious one.   .   .   .   As we grow  old, the class of novels which we can   i  read with interest rapidly diminishes..  The love agonies ol the Fiedencks and   ,  Dorotheas cease to be absorbing.   .   . *  The taste for romance is the fust to  disappear.    The  taste   for   caiicature  lasts longer, but   eventually   -follows. -  Truth    alone    permanently    pleases."  Therefore,    maintained    Froude,    "the  best company at sea are the immortals. -  those on whom the endurance oil their  works has set the seal of excellence;  which are read from age towage, from  era to era, and prove, by the tenacity  of their hold, their correspondence with  the humanity-under whrch all changes  remain the same." * .  A Child's Logic.     _*; " 1' ^  He was very young. To be precise,-  he was five years and seven months.  As long as he could remember he had  ha'd to set aside a part ofi the moneys  he reoeived to educate the little children of China. He didn't love them as  much as he should, or he would not  have asked:  "Mother, they're killing all the Chinese children, aren't they?"  "Yes, isn't it dreadful? Are you not  glad you are not a little Chinese boy?"  "Yes. But when they get them all  killed, I won't have to send them any  more of my money, will I?"  1*1*  _Jt-J,siV  It"':  ass?"'  A Man Who Knew It All.  The late Flavins .Tosephus Cook wan  long on faith and short on lo\e. That  is to say, he lacked sweetness, generosity, sincerity���the qualities that win  men's lasting confidence in a preacher.  He carried an audience of non-thinkers  by storm, but the scholars distrusted  him, and when the people began to see  through his "gallery plays," his hold  upon the public loosened. For ten  years he was the successful Boanerges  of the " Monday Pop" lecture platform.  The thundering champion of orthodoxy, he lode down science and discussed dogmatically, in "preludes," ail  things in heaven and earth, once a  week, with advantage to his pocket  and fame.  As Barrett Wendell put It;  " He said things with a bang."  That was a lrfelong characteristic-  Walking'through the college yard with  the present writer one day, Cook suddenly stopped, seized his astonished  companion by the arm, glared at him  and ciied :  " Do you see that blade of grass? It  is a miiacle."  3"*?->  j-S"**'  skS^,�����k ("���^fte''    i   ttl   v-  tli. 'iHtii'-U   Ji,wi>i> i  t.r-1 t. *^~*ii+~i*,* j !<*.** v'tili fCi.it jJjtrfcii^r��v/>��^i.*Ja.*M*JTMU^-wi*��i,wU'^Uiyji'-j, 4 a**   -ur.iw^ .ajj.jam-w-'.**-'.^.  1*1  4.1'  ) *''  ATTJX     II.  C, ' SATURDAY,    FKBRITARY ��2R,     icjoi  V  f. . .    'I  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  , ' WANTED���-Correspondents in  every secUcn el the district. 'Enquire-at the Clai.ii for particulars.  A recercl trip was made from Log  Cabin bj1- Perkinson, with the mail,  Coutts and other freighters. . The  actual travelling lime was 9, hrs. 15  . ruin. They left the Cabin at 2.30  p.m..., Monday, and were here be-  ' ��pm 5 Tuesday.  Belliveau & Co. have been compelled to temporarily shut down on  Gold Run, ow.ing to their inability  to cope with the excess of water on  their, ground.  1  There is 'more solid comfort in a  cup of Blue Ribbon Tea than in a  1 gallon, of most beverages*  , Chas Howard,, late tjg GoM Ruufi  returned'fronn an extended hunting  , triptbi>.w,3ek.. He says the prospects a-ne. good, for a profitable sea-,  sou's.work. He has-been doing a  little prospecting on the -side in  the- Hootalinqua valley, and may  have something to report later oh. .  The first of the season's crop of  oranges at E., I*. "PiHman & Co.'s.  The renderings of the Trial by  Jiirry in Discovery, by the Atlin  Musical and Dramatic Society, was  not, it is reported, up to the standard of previous performances,,  (though it will net about $5,0.to the.  B, C. Miners'" Association.,  Latest Novels afc C. R. Bourse's  Circulating Library.  1    *���' ' '  Dell 'Lewis,   of  the   N'orthern  Lumber Co., returned, from a trip  to   Skagway   last   Sunday.      He  brought with him a very line team  Cif horses   for   the company's use  this-season.  . McDonald's' Grocery, keeps an  excellent stock of staple and fancy  groceries. The-y have their own  teams and deliver goods ou the  creeks at the most reasonable rates  . Alec Smith, returned ��n Sunday,,  after a. thcee months' vacation,,  spent in. M'cwitana. ThatrState, he  says, is now svery dull,, and 'hun--  directe of miners are seeking other  fields. Alec is glad to be back;,  he-found no- place he liked better,  than Atlin.  D, H. McDonald will arrive on-  Monday with a shipment of Fresh  Ranch Eggs, Potatoes,. Lemons,.  Oranges, Appl'es. etc., etc.  It is.whispered that Mr. and Mrs.  Wccsug, of the Nugget Restaurant,,  put up a banquet, fit for a king, for-  tbe-Opera Troup last Tuesday evening, which has yet to be excelled  iu the camp.  Blue Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  pure.���It is sold in, all the stores in  Atlin..  Mr. Csiravair, who is now on bis  ���way back to Atlin, has been visit-  mg his partner, Mr. Switzer, in  Philadelphia, and has also been  getting pointers from the dredging  operations ou tlie Feather river, in  California.  For a good sqi*are meal g,o t��  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant.  Mrs. H. P. Pearse and son, of  Munro mountain,, are spending a  few days in Atlin. This is Mrs.  Pearse-^ first' visit to. Atlin for  nearly two-years.  Th.e Ris.e. and Fill.  The. lowest: temperature recorded  for the- week ending 20.tb'insL, is  as follows :��� ,  Feb. 21 24 above  ,22 . 24      ,  '.23 . 34      ,  , -24 ��� 31'     - ,,  , .25. '.,        21    ' ,   '  . .  26 . 6      ,     .  , 27 > . 2 below  A Ladies' Aid,  ' At a meeting iu, Sb... Andrews  Presbyterian Chnmh, A11 mi, on  Wednesday evening last, a Ladies'  Aid Society was formed. The.of-  ���ficer.s  elected  were :   Mrs. "Ware,  l  President; Mrs. Williams, Vice-  President"; and Miss Smith,1 Secy.-  Treasurer. (   '  The membership 'fee has beerr  placed at $1. The Society will  meet on Thursdays of each week at  the homes of the'members.  The objects of the Society are  the same as those ' of similar so--  cieties throughout Canada, viz. :���  to assist the various schemes of the  church by united eflort^'fljiatftci.ally  and morally.  'IMPORTANT  '     >* . -, , '  We'beg,to quote the,following Cash Prices tmtfl  Further' Notice ; ... '  Ogilvie Flour, per sack  ���    .  $3-25  D G .Sugar, per lb ,  .    .IOC  Patent,    do        do  3'25  A gen Butter, i-lb tins   -  .50 c.  Cream, I-Io'tel si/.e, per do?  ..  ���475  1 Rex Hams, per lb -  .23.C.  do   Family size   do  '2,50  'Corn-meal, iolb sack '  ��� SSc,  'Milk, Reindeer "     do  2,25  ! Rolled, Oats, B & K  ,65'c.  Clams, per doz     .        .    >   .  2-75  Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb  .50 c,  Canned Corn, per doz .  2.40  T & B Cut Tobacco, do.-'  $ t.oo  ,          Peas "do               .  2.25  do     Chewing        do   -  ���75c.  Beans     do      .   .    .  2.25  Ovo, per tin   -  ���75 <\  j             Tomatoes do   .   . ��� .  3-75  Salmon, per doz" ��� -  2.25  'C it B Jams; "c-lb tins, per doz 3.50'    <                 '  g0T              ALL , OTHER . GROCERIES   'REDUCED  *.,  Big Bargains still left in JO ry  Goods and  Men's Furnishings.  Fine All-Wool Silver ,Gray Blankets, JO, 12 and 14 pounds,.'  for 55 cents a pound.'   , '-'  BLACKETT&CO.  Rassell   Hotel,  DIXON  BROTHERS,   ��������   Proprietors  Will Britjg a New- Partner.  The Vancouver- Ledger-' of the  113th "inst^contains the. following  announcement, of interest to Atlin  soci'ety : <.  ''<-'.  '' A quiet wedding was celebrated  last evening at the residence o'f Mr.  T. Leith, Principal of Lord Roberts'  school. The' contracting parties  were Miss M. Bennett;',sister of  Mrs. Leith,. aud Mr. John Nichol  a contractor, well known 'in this,  city a*ad in Atlin. Rev. R.. G. Mc--  Beth performed the ceremony,  which was witnessed b}r only a few  friends oftb-e young coaple. After  the ceremony, the newly wedded  pair-were escorted, to.the Mainland  der, by which steamer they took  passage for;Seattle. 'The honey--  mo'on will be spent iii" the Sound  cities."'  Mr. and Mrs, ISishol- will leave  Vancouver, early next month for  Atlin, where they will make their  home.  ' Pool   & - Billiards,   Free. ���        ' .  Freighting and Teaming.       ��s*   .    Horses and Sleighs for Hire,  Uancotivcr General Store,  Dealers in .Provisions*' Dry Goods,  Etc.,  A.   S*   Cross   &   Co.  M����*"���ww*^WMWW^"*^"^<WWrfMBW>P��WW��>w��"^7^w**^i*^i��i ' ������in t^^^m*-m^^r^^^^*^**wm*^**^m^^.^^m*m��'^^^^^*^^n.  ��� DRINK THE BEST ���  ��*-JN A B'O B    T EA."  In Lead' Packets ol J^-lo aud i-lb each.  For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KEI-.LV.   DOUGLAS  &   Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  The Miners'" Association..  To the Editor:  Dear Sir :���It will-, perhaps interest you to learn, that the movement to organise a Provincial Mining Association has met with very  great success, and that local organization has been effected in the following places to date : Revelstoke,  Nicola Lake, Lillooet, Clinton,  Horsefly, Keithley, Fort Steele,,  Texada, Ashcroft, Lac la Plache,.  Bullion, Qnesnel, Harper's Camp,,  Aspen Grove, Camp. McKinney,,  Cowichau, t 50-Mile,, Quesnel  Forks, Saanieb.. Other places are  organizing,, but in one or two the  effort has! been criticized 011 the  grounds that the objects and aims  of the Association are selfish. This  criticism is the result entirely of  ignorance for, as a matter of fact,  the objects of the Association have  not yet been stated, and it will remain with the Convention to outline a policy   and determine upon  the steps to be taken to endeavor  to bring about an improvement in  conditions and promote the welfare  of the mining industry of the Province. In fact; all that the present'  Provisional Executive Committee  ,is. attempting to do is to bring together a representative body of  'men,, chiefly practical miners, to  discuss among themselves the requirements of the mining industry.  Yours faithfully,  H. Mortimer Lamb,  Secretary.  Victoria, B. C, Feb. 11, 1903.  We are glad to hear. tbatiC&as..  Martin, of Gold Run,, is steadily recovering the use of bis broken leg,  and' that he is able to.be round  again.  and that any person or persons  found so doing will be summarily  dealt with under Section gt Chap.  .83, of the "Villages Fire Protection  ���Act."   '  By order of the Fire Wardens,,  '   John Kirkxand,  Chairman.  Atlin, B.C., Feb. 27, 1903.  NOTICE.  ' Notice*  A LL persons are hereby warned  against raising a false alarm  of Fire by shouting fire, sounding  gongs or bells or in any other way,  at any hour of the day or night,  TSJOTICE is hereby given that Sixty days  after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commisiioiien of Lands and Works,  for permission to purchase, the following  described tract) of. land, for- afrrieultui'nl  purposes.: That parcel or tract of land situated i*i tbo Atlin Lake Mining Division,  comatonoing- "at a post planted at tho N.W.  ^corner of Atlin Tovvnsitc, thence East 40  cllulns, theneo north 25 chains,, thence west  40 chains, thoneo south 25 chains to point of  commencement, containing 100 acres, moro  or loss. - li.P. Quuen.  Dated at Atlin. B.C.. this 20tli day of Poll-  riiury, 1008. 28fo-8t  O.. F>. IN- Oo.  -ALASK/V.  SAILINGS���  The following Sailings are announced for the month ef March,,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on,  arriyal of the train :  Princess May, Mar. 7, 18 and 28.  For further information, apply or  write to H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska,  a  K^siisaMmismsimaesBsxiEmssxfsi^^S^

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