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 II   ��  If  ft  V  9��  ���rj  K> i      ��  ,7  VOL.   10.'  ATI.IN,   H. C,   SATURDAY,    JANUARY    a,    1904-  X' <->   -. -- i  BOULDER ������CREEK."  Winter Work Produces Usual  Good Results.  o  Ono Hundred nnd Eighty Ounces  Tnken Out Of Black's Shaft  In a Few Days.   ���  Tire ground let on.a lay by the  Societe Miniere to Messrs. Grant  and Hlack has proved to be' excep.  tioirally rich.    '    '  A shaft has been sunk 60 !eet  deep to lied rock aud the firit cleanup, for about 15 sets returned the  hansome amount < f 1S0 ounces.  There are 15 men employed on  the property and the laymen have  installed a fine hoisting plant, including 11 large boiler, ore cars   etc'  The work i-A bsing carried on in  'u most miner like fashion and it is  safe tu say that bath the. Societe  Miniere- and Messrs. Grant aud  Black will reap quite a golden liar-,  vest this winter.     .  '    '  Tim Ravi, also ou Boulder, with  six men working is averaging 40ZS.  to the set, his men put iu ten"; sets,  10 feet caps, in 6 da\s, which goes  to prove that Tim Rayl's men must  be first class miners; he is said to  pay the best wagea in camp and is  how paying his men $4. aud board.  Mr. Clark, on Discovery, is doing  good work and will undoubtedly  take out a large quantity .of gold  before Spring.  SAD ACCIDENT.  When the "statement "Freddie  Gorrell has ,i'jcideiitly,shot himself"  was passed through the town Tuesday evening, and it was known that  one of the most popular employees  of the Government Telegraph Service had been seriously -injured  near Pike River, a shock was felt  throughout the whole community,  and anxious enquiring friends besieged the Telegraph office "[until a  late hour, for further information as  to the condition of their wounded  comrade. It was there learned that  the accident had occurred in the  early part of the afternoon, and at a  point four miles below Pike River;  that Mr. Gorrell had managed to  make his way alone and uriiided, to  Pike River and report tbe accideut  by telegraph to the Atlin office; aud  that medical aid was being rushed to  him as fast as possible.     '.>���' ���>- ���  The wound was known to be a  serious one, and the anxiety of his  friends remained unabated until the  arrival in Atlin at noon Wednesday  of Dr. McDiarmid and Mr. Gagne,  bringing with' them the injured  man. It was then seen that Mr.  Gorrell was iu a most critical condi-  ion. The accident which ltd to  Mr. Gorrell's death occiined in u  vers' simple manner. He was tra-  vcrsinjs'a sicclioii ol ihc lelegiaph  line south of I'lk'-.i Kivci when he  noticed a tree, hravih laden with  snow, overhanging the \\ire. !,vor  the purpose of dislodging the .snow  he struck tlie tiee a sharp blow  with the butt end of a 22 Winchester rifle. The impact of the blow'  exploded the caitridge, * the bullet  piercing the abdominal cavity in the  neighborhood of theVstoinach. Although mortally wounded, Mr.  Gorrell, alone and unaided, bravely  made his way back to' Pike Ri\er  telegraph station, from which pciiit  he advised his Atlin colleagues ol  the accident. ' .  ,  Dr. McDiarmid, accompanied by  Mr. Gaguc.of 'the local telegraph  ataff, left inunediatly for Pike River  to render medical -assistance and  bring the injured man to the hospital for treatment. As already stated, they arrived here at noon Wednesday, but it was found, that owing to the patients enfeebled condition, operative measuoes were impracticable,' and notwithstanding  all that medical science and kind  and skillful nursing could do, Mr.  Gorrell passed peacefully away at  4.20 p,m. Wednesday.  "Freddie" as he was generally  called, was popular with all with  whom he came in contact; while his  genial disposition and warm hearted nature endeared him to a large  circle of friends, who deeply sym-  pathizev and mourn with the relatives.  (The late Mr. Goirell has been  prominently connected with the  Government Telegiaph Service iu  this district since the construction  of the line four yeats ago. He'was  a native of Westpott. Out. and was  ia his 32nd.-year at the time of his  death.  LATEST WIRES.  London, Dec. 30.���Chamberlains  fiscal policy is showing great popular advancement, and is responsible for gaining bye elections  throughout the country.  Vancouver, 'Dec. 51.���Relations  between Russia and Japan looking  very threatening. A recent despatch from Tokio says: "Incessant  activity prevails at military headquarters. Government calmly  .waiting Russia's reply. Time limit expires 31st. China said to be  joining with Japan to Russia's disgust." Diplomatic circles fear  that complications will arise among  the various nations bound by alliance. An Admiralty order has  been issued from Portsmouth calling upon all naval reserve men to  notify the authorities of their telegraphic addresses in case  of emer  gency. ��� It is reported thai Russia  declines accession to Japanjs''demand".    .'  The fipat train over the Vancouver. Westminster and Yukon railway entering Vancouver 1 an over  the rails 'last Thursday. The C.  P. Ry.-are potting up many obstacles to defeat construction.  It is rumoured that a lepetilion  of the massacies w'lil cccur at Kis-  ineffou Jauuaiy 7th. The Russian  troops are favoring followers of  Greek Chinch.  Apprehended burglars have been  receiving seveie sentences? fiom  Judge Bole who gave William Page  twelve years and sixty lashes.'  Hold-up men aie still prevalent.  The Noithern Trans-Continental  Railroads have increased the rates  of freight'transportation' seventeen  and a half per ce.it in January.  Vancouver is to have a floating dry dock 'costing a million  dollars for, which sum tlie'. Government -.have subsidized- a bond at  three pc cent.      7~' " ���  "Mr.']. M. Ruffner of "the Pine  Creeir.Power Company, states that  twenty five thousand-dollars is to  be spent next season in developing  their-property.'  The consolidation of all the hydraulic interests on Pine Creek is  contemplated which ifcarried out  will mean a strong company with  plenty of money for extensive improvements.  There is no official announcement  that there is to be a Dominion election on the fifteenth of February.  The Chinese poll tax which  comes into operation on January 1st.  is said to be prohibitive, no more  Chinese leaving the "Flowery  Kingdom."  Blair, ex-minister of railways has  resigned his seat and accepted the  chairmanship of the Railway Commission.  Provincial Conservatives are to  meet in convention at Victoria early  in February.  Dr. Young: says that amendments  favourable to Atlin will be made in  the Placer Mining Act when legis-  latuie meets.  Also romineiicing lit a l.nst marked "Ll f?  Stewart's S, SV- Corner", adjoining Hubert  MncKay'i N. AV. Corner, tlieiic" m.i-tli 'W  chains, thence east 80 chains; thence south ���<$  chains; thence, west .CU chains to point of  commencement. (  ll. G. STKWAKT. Locntcu .  KuilKi.T Mai/K-iv, Ati'iir..  Atlin, 11. (J. November 24th, 1'J'.'.1.    r  Also commencing ut u pott muikoj.  'Trunk .Moblcy'-i S. W. Corner", adjoining ft.  (J. .Stewart's N. W. Corner, thence northr.SE  chains; thence emit SO chuiint; thence soutb.  Su eInum,; tlionco wi st 10 ehumi to punn _ut  coimiimii-Htiiciit.  FRANK MOHU'.V, Locator.--;  t     ttOUKtiT.YUcKAY,  Agent.  Atlin, I). C. November JJtli. 190S.  Alio commencing at a pout marked "H.  Dow ling's S. W. Corner", ndjolning KiurU  slobiej's N. W. Cornell', thence north SO  chuins; thence east 80 chains; thnueesouth SIS  chains; theueu west feu chains to point at  commeuc-on^eiit,  F.' DOWLING, Lcf,.tor.  Uoiikkt MacKav, 5<;fout  Atlin, H. C. November 24th. 1SWB.    /   *  ' Also commencing at u pout marked "James Murie 8 Jj. VV. Corner", adjoining K.  Dowliug's N. AV. Corner, thence north "88  chains; thence east 80 chums;'thenoei south  80 chains; thenae weat BO chains to point of  commencement,  JAMbS AiUKIE, Loeator.  KobeutMacKav, Agent.  Atliu, H. C. Noveinbor J4th. 1003.  COAL PROSPECTING  LICENCES,  COAL PROSPECTING LICENCES  "RJ'rTICE is hereby givon'that, 30 days after  date, I intend to apply to tho Eton. Chief  Commissioner of Lauds anil Works for a coal  prospecting licouco over tho following described lunils, situated on the Tooya River,  Cassiar District; Commencing at a post  marked 'Maine's Stables S. W, Corner",  thenco North 80 chains; thence east SO chains  thence south 80 chains; thence west SO chains  to point of commencement,containing-itbont  640 acres.  JAMES STABLES, Locator,  Robert MacKay, Agent.  Atlin", 13. C. November 21th. 1903,  Also commencing at a post marked "Robert MueKnj's 61. \V. Corner" adjoining  James Stables N. W. Corner, thence north  80 chains; thenco east 80 chains; thence south  83 chains; theiicp west SO chains to point of  commencement.  ROBERT MACKAY, Locator,  Atlin. 15. O. November 2-tth. IMS.  !������-  u  s  i;  .?.."���,  A  ft'  ll  m  '-I  J^JOTICE is hereby given that SO days fro'ru  date I intend to apply to the Hon.,Chief  Commissioner of ,'i.aiids and Work* fo'r a cosJ  prospecting licence over the following described lauds, situated-on <tho Tooyn River,  Cassiar District: .Commencing lit a pout  markedj"A. K. McDonuld's N. W. Corner",,  adjoining James r staples' J5 " W. Corker,  'thence south 80 chains; thenoe east 80 chains'  thence,north Such"ai-'is; tlieuco v est SU chuirn  to point of commencement, containing  about 64u"neres.  A. R. MCDONALD, Locator.  Geouoe Coviil-, Agent.  ,  Atlin, B. C November 24th, 1808.  Also commencing at a pott narked "ft.  Ross* N. W. Corner", adjoiuiug A. R. MoDou-  ald'a S. W. t.oruer', thouco south 80 chains;  thenco oast 80 chains; theuoe north 80 chain*;  thonce west SO chains to point of commencement.  D. ROSS, Looator,  Geobge Cocttb, Agent.  Atlin, H. C. Novomber S4th   lPiiS.  - Also commencing at a post lunrheit  "Georse Coutts' N. W.  Cornor", adjoining  D, Ross' S. W. Corner, thouce south 80 chain*  thence east 80 chains; thenoe north SOohain*;  thence west SO chuins to point of commence'  meut.  GEOUGL' COUTTS. Loeator,  Atlin, 13. C. November 24th. XW�� ���  Also commencing at a post marked "A.  S. Cross' N. W. Cornor" adjoining Ceorge  Coutts' S. W. Corner, thence south 80chains:  thence east 80 chains; thenco north 80 chains;  thonce west SO chaius to point of commencement.  A. S. CROSS, Locator.  Geokge CoviTa. Agent.  Atlin. B. C. November 24th. ItHJJ,  Also commencing at a post marked "J,  K. Mc Leuuau's N.' W. Ciirner", adjoining A,  S. Cross' S. W. Cornor, thence south SOchaim  thenoe east Wchuins; thence north 80 cbuiuv;  thoucu west SO cliains to point of commencement.  J. K. McLENNAN, Loeator.  Gkokgb Coltts, Agent.  Atlin, B. C. Novomber 24th. 1808.  Also commencing ut 11 post    marked "D.  E. Campbell's- N. W. Corner", adjoining J. K,  McLennan's S. W. corner, thenco south S4  cliains; thenco east SO chains; thence north  80 chains; thenco west 80 ch��.iss to point of  commencement. -.   -  D. E. CAMPBELL, Loeator.  Geohgk Coutth, Agent-  Atlin. B. C. Novomber 24th. 1003.  Also commencing at 11 post imtrkbil ���U.  D. Fctherstonhaugir�� N. W. Cornor", adjoining D. K. Campbell's S. W. Corner, thence  south 60chains; thence east SOcJiaius; thenc*  north SO chains; thence west 30 ehainsta  point of commencement  U. aFETHERSTONHAUCJH, Locator.  GROEGC COUTTd, AtfVMt,  Atliu. B.C NoioDiber 2,1 tli, 34X10/  i>  '-"ji'  fa  .WXJ*-       *,/,i  h  aKuniHmimui 1 ,   (* ,l  i1    u  Mainly About People. '  Mark Twain tells J6f,a man who, when  he came home  drunk, explained  to iiis  ���   ^wifo that his condition was due to r.lio  &f* f^act   that  Ire,   had   mixed   his     drinks.  >*   Mohn,"   lib   wifr   advised,   "when    you  , n^havp  drunk  all' tire   whisky  you want,  vyeu   ought   to     ask   for     saiaap.uilU."  ''Yes," rcloi-i.ee] licr husband, "but whan  I liave drunk nil  the  wliisky '1 want  I  can't any sarsapiirilla."  A well-known English surgeon was imparting sonic clinical instruction to half  r dozen1 students, who accompanied him  In his rounds the other day. Pausing  B-t   the   bedside,  of   n ( doubtful   case,   he  ' paid: "Now, gentlemen, do you thinx  this Is, or is not, a case for operation'!"  One by one tlio students made their diagnosis, and all of than answered in  Ihe negative. "Well, gentlemen, you are  ��11 wrongs" said the wicldcr of the free  knd flashing scalpel, "and 1 shall operate  to-morrow." "No, you .won't," said llic  patient, as he rose in his bed; "six to  ��� one is a good majority; gimme my  clothes." ,  Thiers,  the French statesman, was a.  i victim of many whimsies. None had  Stronger hold on him, says Moris. Gabriel  Hanotaux in" "Contemporary France,"  than his desire to get everybody to re-  1 cognize his universal competency. Of  "��� 'an applicant for the post of director at  the Sevres manufactory, Thiers" said:���  "He is no more made for that part than  I' for ���" and then, he stopped. "Ah,  bhl Monsieur Thiers," said his interlocutor, "you find it hard to say what you  could not do." "That's the truth I  Hhat'3 the truth!" cried the statesman,  gleefully. One day Thiers said, speaking  0f a man who had been raised to a high  function:���"lie is no more suited for  that office than 1 am to be a druggist;  and .yet," he added, catching himself up,  '1_do know chemistry!"  Chekib Bey, the Turkish Minister lo  Washington, attended in Philadelphia  the recent launching of the Turkish wa-v-  ehlp  "Medjidia"   at (Ihe   Cramps'   ship-,  ?' ard.   During the luncheon following the'  aunch, Chekib Boy animadverted for a  ���   moment on the beggars of Philadelphia  .    "You have here," he said, "an enterprising and intelligent collection of beggars.  ,One of them approached me this morning.   He told a moving tale of misfor-  ^unej' then   he  asked   me   for   a  little  Cioney.   I put my hand in my pocket to  find that I was altogether out of chanije.-  ('My man,' I said, '1 have nothing for you  now, but in an hour I shall be passing  ,<ftis way again.  Then, I promise you,  you  Whall get something from me.'   'All right,  [gir/ said the beggar; 'but all tlie same,'  <>he   added,   fretfully,   'you wouldn't be-  ���'lieve the amount of credit I give in this  ���way.'"  A remarkable figure in Oxford University was Dr. W. Jacobson, Michell's predecessor as vice-principal of "Magdalcno  o|Hall, subsequently Regius Professor of  jDivinity, and finally Bishop of Chester.  'Jacobson was a good scholar and a- well-  iread divine, always able to set forth tho  (various forms which Christian doctrine  had assumed in the various Christian  ���communions. But it was hardly ever  jpossible (so it was said and believed) to  fet at his own opinions. Mic-hell usid  , o tell a story in illustration of Jacob-  (son's reputation in this respect. Meeting one day a member of tho university,  iho was asked by him whn.t lie thought  'of the weather, "Well," said Michell,  ."I have just met Jacobson, and he said  [ho thought it was going to rain."  /'What?" was the reply; ''you don't mean  ito Say that Jacobson committed himself  ;to any opinion ?o definite as that?"  The artist Wlr'stlci's laxity in the mat-  ,tcr of engagements was notorious. No  'one ever knew if he were coming or lot  'to affairs. But his point of view is explained in his answer to n friend of his,  jwho knew that lie had an engagement  'to dine with some swells in a distant  part of London, and who felt that it  i\vas most'impolitic for Whistler to of-  ���fend them. It was giowing late, and  yet Whistler was painting away, madly,  ���intently, "iiy dear fellow," he said to  'him at last, "it is frightfully late, and  iyou have to dine wiLliLndy Such-a-Onc.  'Don't you think you'd better sLop?"  '"���Stop?'5 fairly shrieked Whistler..  "Stop, when everything is going so beau  tifulty? Go nnd stub" myself with disgusting food when 1 can paint like Ihw!  1 :Noverl Never! Beside-;, they won't do  [anything until I get there���thry nevor  Idol" And the entire speech is most  characteristic of tlie man.  When the present King of Spain was  little more than five yea id of age, a fain-  'ous sculptor was rng;ig"d to make a statue  of  his  mn-jeaty.    The  seulptoi   ha-J  difficulty in  finding a pose for his sub-  . Ijcct which "should be at once spirited and  natural,  and  sat  one  day  in  a  brown  .study, regarding the boy" as he looked  [out  of   the  -window.    All   nt  once   the  'sound of a band of music was heard in  ,the street.    The King sprang  up   and  'brought  his hand   to   his   forehead   in  the military salute. "The flag, sir!    tho  flag!"     the    boy    exclaimed.     "Saluto  it." '  The sculptor     had     found     tho  pose he sought, and  made  the  statue  represent the King in the act of saluting his  country's  flag.    As he. was at  work the boy asked.the artist, "Aro you  going to make me big?"    "The statue  will   represent   your   Mnjesty   a   little  larger than you, are," said the sculptor,  "Well,"   said   the   royal   youngster,   "I  want you to make me very, big with a  long mustache."  Half-Way Up-the Heights.  1 iTeeply sympathize with him   ���  Who's, toilsome climbed to reach the top  nr--Mount-Success, and then by whim  Of circumstance been forced to stop.  But   then,    since   half   tho   height   he\  scaled,  I'd fain  tills altored phrase let fall;  "1'is better  to  have  trior!  and failed  Than rover to have trW at all!  ���Roy   Farrell  Greene.  " Pure'soap,I" You've heard '���  the ��� Words. Iir". S u n 1 i g h ti ��� "['������  S'oap'-you have   the -fact/ v  The Old Lady���-I object to smokin g! ,  The Navvy���Quite right, mum.    1 t-s a bad habit   for  time o' life��� Pick-Mc-Up.  y***^  ladies   o' your  REDUCES  EXPENSE  Worse than the Man in the Well.  Tlie escape from death of Captain ^n-  gcllandb of the German'iron sailing vessel "Erndle," news of which is reported  from Dantzic, will hardly find its equal  in the nnnals'of life-saving Tho "Jirmllr"  left Mcrnel with a cargo of timber  on April 10. During the next two days  the vessel was exposed to a very rough  sea, ���which kept tlie crew of forrr men at  iwork day and night. On April IS, just  as the captain had retired to his cabin,  the storin suddenly became so violent  that the vessel capsized. Tho crew were  swept away and drowned, and the captain -was imprisoned in the ship's hull,  the hatches having been closed tightly,  'by the sudden pressure of the water.  The wreck drifted along, keel uppermost,  until April 30, when it was sighted by  the Norwegian''"steamship "Aurora" oiT  the fishing village of Rixhoeft. The  steamship immediately- proceeded to secure the "wreck, and while thus engaged  the orew heard repeated knu.iks from  the inside against the iron bottom. They  also noticed a noise resembling a human  voice crying "Ifelp." A hole was drilled  in the iron plates, and 'this was hardly  accomplished, when a human finger appeared in the opening. Then Captain  Engellnndt announced himself to the astonished sailors as s.ife and sound within the ship's hull. He said he had food  enough for three days, but during the  last 24 hours had been compelled to  drink sea water because the tanks were  empty. The Norwegian steamship's artificers were not prepared to make tho  hole in the iron bottom large enough to  permit of the imprisoned man's liberation, and therefore tlie wreck was towed  to Dantzic. Here tlie vessel wac raised,  and thus ended Cnplnin Engeliam 's captivity, which lasted twelve weary days  and eleven nights. Tlie hardy seaman is  none the worse for the fatigues he underwent. During the day he worked hard  to make his presence inside the vessel  known to passing ships, bnt'at night he  slept peacefully with tho water under,  neatk and the iron roof above,  a>ld the newspaper men that "the accurate -lory would appeal to them as  journalists," viz., that the news came  through the medium oi a small Dutch  newspaper. The news was published in a  single line: 'Gri>atrvic(oiy of the English  at Waterloo.' His"grandfather, who was  'the owner of some ships, told his captains that whenever they went any where  they were always to bring him the latest  newspapers. One of these trusted captains arrived with a' pa.per announcing  the great victory. His grandfather, who  believed, as they all did now,,in the accuracy of all newspapers, immediately  took thp news to the Treasury, and gave  tlhe information to Lord Liverpool. He  did not tell him how he knew it, and his (  news was scouted because the intelligence  ha"d arrived of the defeat of tho English  troop3 on the previous day."  curious Bits of New*  'jfSn  Where Perfumes Come From.  How Nordica Stood Up for Duss.  Atlantic City society is excited over ��  snub administered hy Mine. Nordica and  Edouard de Reszke, who appeared there  the other day in concert. ; It occurred to  several'leaders that it would be a nice,  thing to entertain the singers. The details were worked out by Mrs Wilfred  Lawson Peel, and Frank Wcldi i, acting  for Mrs. Peel/issued invitations to"Mme.  Nordica and M. de Reszke. The singers  accepted, and elaborate preparations  we're made for the affair. Society people  ���were on hand to meet the artists, but  they did not appear, or send excuses.  When the guests realized the sitiuivion,  they were thoroughly disgusted and chagrined. It appears that when Mme. Nordica and M. de llcszke accepted the invitations they supposed that John S. DuaS,  with whose band they are traveling, had  also be��;n invited. When they learned  thai Mr. Duss had not been invited, they  resolved not to go.  Lifebuoy Sonp���disinfectant���is strongly  recommended by. the medical profepsion as  a aafvijiiurd aguinut inf jotious diueaso3,      93  William E. Curtis declares that ninety  per cent, of the perfumery used in the  world comes from what is known ns tlie  Department of Sea Alps in Prance, the  strip of mountainous countiy which lies  along  the  Mediterranean  east  of Marseilles.    The soil,  the climate, and   the  sloping hillsides facing the southern sun,  make this a most favorable location foi  the cultivation of  flowers, and  tlie an  nual harvest is about 0,000.000 pounds of  roses, 5.000,000  pounds of orange  bios  soms, 3,000,000 pounds of carnations. 1.  000,000    pounds    of    violets,    0,000.001,  pounds of lilies, 000,000 pounds of tube  roses, and  other  (lowers  in  proportion  These flowers arc mostly raised by pens-  ants, who own small farms and do I heir  own work.   They sell their crop of flowers  to   the   agents  of   Paris  perfumery  manufacturers,     and     (rain-loads     mv  shipped to that city every night dm ins:  the season, just as milk from the AVi-sl  crn farms is shipped to  the creamerie<  Wren there is an abundant harvest, the  buyers will  pay six cents a pound foi  rose leaves, seven cents for orange hlo=  soms, twenty-five cents for jasmines, fif!-v  cents-for violets, and similar rates  foi'  otlier flowers.   After tlie day's harvest I-  done, the'flowers/tire dumped upon tabhv.  or  benches  and  the  stems  arc  nippoo  close, but the leaves  that protect  tin  blossoms are allowed to remain, because  otherwise they wilt quickly, and fresh (  ness  i3   desirable.'   Each   leaf   contains ���  only a particle  of. oil, and it takes s..  great many particles to make an ounce !  It requires 32,000 pounds of rose leaves;  or 5,000,000 single blossoms, to make om  pound of rose oil, and 40,000 pounds of  violets, or 12,000,000 flowers, to make r:  pound of the oil; and one may judge o.  the enormous amount of flowers that an.  gathered annually for this purpose-when  it is known that the perfumers of Parrs  'consume nearly a million pounds of the  oil of ilowers every year. ,  uou.  To play the game of golf very littlr-  outfit is necessary. You merely require  a ball, a club, a boy, and a bottle of  Scotch.  Golf is played on a green. You Jusl  go on the green. The boy puts the ball  on a little hillock of .sand, and all you  have to do is to hit it. Not the boy or  the sand, but the ball.  Hit the ball as hard as you ^n, and  send it as far as you can. Then let the  boy go and find it. Meanwhile, you consult the fourth requisite for the game,  'the t.-otle of Scotch.  Golf is a special Scotch game.  The boy is called a caddie, nnd you ran  readily sec that he is a very useful tiling  to have about you. He carries all the  implements of the game (except that  fourt one), places the ball for you, and  hunts for it afterwards, lf you arc o  partit, lar person, the caddie can be commissioned to swear for you. But most  golfers prefer to do their own swearing.  They find it useful, as an aid to the real  science of the sport.  In putting tbr ball into 'the hole it is  customary to uso the club. But, if you  can get the caddie to turn round and  look at tho prospect at the critical moment, you will find it mucn easier to  shove the ball into the hole with the toe  of your boot.  Ladies play golf, but they never should.  They cannot master the language of the  royal and ancient game. If they, smash  a club, or get bunkered, they merely observe, "Bother it!" And '^Bother it!" is.  not golf.���"Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday."  Up to Him.  New Version of an Old Story.  Leopold de Rothschild, in his speech as  chairman of the Newspaper Press Fund  dinner in London the otlier day, demolished the tradition about the way in  which his 'grandfather obtained advance  news of the victory at Waterloo. According to the current story, which even  the "Encyclopaedia .Britniiniea" repeats,  Nathan Maver Rothschild was present at  the battle, "and hurried ���back to London  as soon as he saw it was decided, gettmi;  tlrere some hours before the news became known, and making enormous. pro-  Ota by-buying up stocks.   His grandson  "Edward," asked Genovieve Zoremus,  "do you think a girl should propose?"  "Why, no, indeed 1' It is beneath woman's dignity."  "There, nowl" oaid the gentle girl;  "1 told mamma she was wrong. She said  that when a young man came to see a  girl every night in the week for two  years, and stayed for dinner every Sunday, and smoked her father's oigars, and  always happened around whenever we  ;had any company, so he would be invited  to go to the-Uieater'-with us, it was the  girl's privilege to take it for granted  that he was sincere in his attentions and  ask him whether he preferred a wedding-trip, or would rather just settle  down to home life in a neat little cottage."        ' ' ' '  Edward knew a hint when a brick wall  ���was shoved ovor on him.���"Judge."   .-  - Tom- rrant is shut up in an asylum,  Isn't she?": "Well, she is-and she isn't.  She is in there nil right enough, but- they  cajJi-Jitoii luui ialkina."���"J.udsc.".  Smith out in TtftAtn^mah County, Ore.,  who is certainly a stickler for his prejudices. r There is a strike in tho county,  and Smith objcctB to being executed on  the only gallows in existence -n the  ground that it was built by "scabs."  The inventor of the watch is a mystery, though the place of its invention  i3 assigned to Nuremberg. Tlie first  watches were called "Nuremberg eggs,"  the first part of the name showing whero  they were made, the second tolling of  their shape. It was not until tlie invention of the spiral spring in the fifteenth  century that watches became conveniently portable, and from that time the  size decreased, while the timekeeping  ir.pchanisra improved.  Women are not good tipp-rs and  lack of "tips" is said to be . ^sponsible  for the withdrawal"of twenty waitresses  from the dining-room of the Hotel Martha'' Washington in New. York. The'  hotel is exclusively for women, and when  it was opened last March one of the features was tho Colonial dining-room on  the ground floor, "with twenty buxom  young women in picturesque uniforms.  AH went well at first, but soon the  guests of'the Martha Washington forgot  to give a dime here or a quarter there.'  Later on it became positively out of  fashion to "tip" in the hotel; but it  seems the fashion of scolding and complaining grew, at least the girls-say so.  Then the girls hel��l a meeting-and decided to walk out. The management of the  hotel declares that the girls were discharged because the hotel wanted to try  men waiters.  At a recent meeting of the Zoological  Society of France Monsieur Kacovitza,  the naturalist of the "Belgica-'expedition,  declared his belief in the existence of  the great "sea-serpent." He quoted with  approval the views of a Dutch naturalist, Oudemans, who holds that the so-  called sea-sorpent is not a reptile, but a  mammal belonging to the order of the  pinnipeds, which includes the seals. It  oomeuhat resembles in shape the extinct  Plesiosanrus. It probably attains a  length of 200 feet, the head and neck  taking one-fourth of the whole, the  trunk one-fourth and ths tail one-half.  It never approaches^a'^coast except in  pursuit of the fUh"<on which it feeds.  Monsieur ,Racovir'za quoted the serious  and circumstantiaKjrencit of a French  torpedo-boat commander who chased a  pair of these creatures in the China Sea,  and unsuccessfully fired shells-at them.  A high silk hat, probably the first ever  worn in the smnil town of Fa����n, west  of Houston, Tex., was responsible the  other day for the death of Philip Bu'ntz  of New York, who was traveling for a  Bible publishing house in tho East. Iiis  attire was that of a clergyman, and when  he appeared in Pagan he was the center  of attraction. That night Buntz walkad  rrp to the bar in one of the saloons where  the cowhoys were drinking and ordered  lemonnde. The bartender repeated the  order in a tone of voice sufficient for all  in the crowded barroom to hear. One of  the cowboys insulted the wearer"of tho  silk hat. The remark was resented, and  someone threw a lariat over the shilling  mark. Buntz showed fight and was set  upon. In the mclec he was struck over  ���tlie head with a six-shooter, suffering a  fracture of the skull. He never recovered consciousness.  ������And you don't see Reggie any more?*  ���������No; he has ceased to interest zne.  "Dear, dearl , And how does he take itr  "That's what I'm dying te know."  Ault for tlit. OctacouBar  Specimen from Ezra Kendall.  No one has' ever caught Ezra ^Kendall  unprepared with a story. He is always,  '���eady to entertain his friends with a  Humorous chapter or so fiom his fund of  ���reminiscences and .frequently delights  his audiences with them when called in),  on before the curtain. Here is something decidedly Kendallcsque that ho  told one evening recently:  "I was on my way to Chicago from  JJaltimore, recently, in a Pullman sleeping ��ir���oh, yes, they allow us to ride in  the 1 ullmans now. -After a good night's  rest I'got out of my berth early in Iho  morning and inudcniy way to the washroom. You know tho little washroom,  a/bout so big, at the end of the car. Well,  1 pushed my way in wi:.h some other'men  and finally took my turn "at one of tho  wash-basins.  ���"Just as I got my fneo 'soaped m>  good and well the train shot around a  curve and into'a tunnel, where it wnt  dark, of course. When the train struck  the curve-the jar caused my face to slip  -out of my hands, and it landed i.:r'tho  hands of the man who was bendiu" over  washing away, just alongside of me. lie  kept on washing busily, aa if nol'Vrng-  hnd happened.  "'Hold on, friend,' I said; 'that's my  face you have in your hands.'  ,  "'Is that so?' he remarked.- 'Well,  what's beci'ine of mine?'        ���    '  " 'Guess . ve got it here,' said a man  on the other side of him. 'I haven't said  a^word so far, hut this face I am -washing has been talking right along.'"  Mistress (.nn.'.ing visitor in kitchen)�����  Who is this,' Mary ?  Mary (confused)���My brother, m'm.  Mistress (suspiciously)���You're not-  much alike.  Mary  (stammering apologetically)-���.  We-were, m'm, but he's just had his-  beard shaved oil, and that makes him  look different, m'm.���Tit-Bits.   ���   "I am afraid she isn't cut out for a  society woman r"  "Why not ?"  "Well, she seems to have no idea at  the pleasures of extravagance."���Detroit Free Press.  The Frenchman did not know all  about the English language.  "I vould like to'come see you vcr'  much. In fact, 1 "vould have came,  only I thought you vcre ver' busy. I  do not like to cockroach upon your  time."  "Not 'cockroach,' that's not right.  You should say 'encroach, encroach.' "  "Aha, that is it, 'hencroach, hen-  croach.' I see. I have got de gender ofr  de verb wrong."���C. Stratton, in Lip-  pincott's Magazine.  His Brother at the University  A small urchin picked up by the Mel-"  bourne police, a few days since, stated,  in reply to the usual questions put to  lost infants, that he had a brother at  the university. His own unkempt appearance scarcely seemed to corroborate  the assertion, so the matter was pressed.  "What part of the university?" he was  isked.  "Tire Medical School,'' glibly replied  the kid. The police looked at one another. Then it occurred to a constable  ;hat the relative might he a sweeper-out,  ar something of the sort.  "What does he do there?" he demand-  id.  "Oh! he doesn't do nuffin," responded  tho youngster, "he's in a bottle."  When'you think you havo cured  a cough or cold, but find  a dry, hacking cough remains,  ���    there is danger.    Take  s  The Lung Tonic  at once.  It will strengthen the lungj  and stop the cough.  Prices 25c., 60c. and $1.00  S. C, WELLS.ft-CO.  Toronto, tan. LeRoy, N.Y.       3  A statistician connected with th*  "Hachette Almanac" in Paris lias been  computing tho "wages" which J.uropeart  sovereigns receive, with the following  result: The Czii-of Russia gets $81 a  minute; the Emperor of Austria, $35;  the King oMtfiw, $22; Kaiser Wilhebn, i  $18; King Edwuru, $15; the King of  Spain, $14; th< King of the Belgians,  $5; the King .oi Denmark, $3.50; white  Peter, the new sovereign, of Servia, receives the mere pittance of $1.55 a minute. These "wages" are reckoned on  the basis that each Monarch, in question  workB for six hours a day, six day* u��  the week.  Citizen���Say.'can't you give my spn a  iob on: the corporation? Mayor���What  can he do? "Do! Why, if he couW ao  anything I would employ him myself:.  ���'Say," whispered   the ' stranger ^itl J  church, "what's this collection for ?" /I  .    "This offering," replied the man wrtbT  the collection plate, "is for foreign nusi  sions." . ,   ",���������'    -j    Jf  '"That's   all   right,   then,"   said    thd  stranger, producing a dollar. _   _ I .wa*  gorn' to say if it's fur the chorr it aui-fg  worth it-"���rhtolcJlplria Press.    '���;  ghc-Do you  remember befor.e  w'^  were married, dear? ��� , ���,  He���Why,  it's among my happi.es  1 recollections.���Yon.kcr��. Statesman.  Stella���Who   made   the   finest   calci^  on  that  fis'"..M r  trip  last, week ?  :      Ruth���That Clipper girl.      The mat]  i we were all after proposed, to her.-  1 Baltimore American.  //��������� ���������'  vmrnmrngmmmm ifarfiSfeiv ���B-^ff^^ffliSSffiff.WfWkM^l'****?'iwyw -  ���j....���-:?-~.��� ���*' '      ' '*"* "^X'wM..sr^.^s<Jna.iu.^��  1.3  '.<  BY  LAURA JEAN   LIBBEY  ���   Author of," The Crime of Hallow-E'en," " The Flirtations of ���  a Beauty," "Willful Gaynell," "Little Leafy,"  " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc'.  ���  r ��� ������������$���������������������������������������$ ^ ���$������������������������������������$������������$������ *  .Vylmer Lee pres-ed his hand warmly��� that one hearty cla-,p without  words was enough. Ulmont Ulvesford knew that he would stand by  him in life��� or in death,' if need be.  ' This was the ultimatum Wylmer  Lee had long foreseen,  j' ���      ��      ���        , , ,  The dark sky was star- sot, and a  full moon had(arisen, bathing the  ���now- covered grounds and ruins upon -the extreme heights with a silvery  radiance, giving tho picturesque spot,  Upon which an awful tragedy was  ���oon to he enacted, a quiot, peaceful  look.  It wa�� a lonely romantio spot, high  Imp on-the' summit of'the, Alps. No  gound could bo hoard save tho whistl-  lnjg of .the wfnd through the branches'  *f. the trees, and through    the *   Ivy-  .frown walls aud deserted halls of tho  moo graiul old aibbey,   that  had  fallen into lutn.  Tiio spot chosen for tho duel was a  clearing In iiho midst ot tho' ruins.  Ou one sfdo wore high, perpendicular, icy crags; cu I hu other a steep,  ���lippery descent- its only  canopy,  (ho  ttarry   heaven      and     tho       meeting  ranches of itlu- dark pine frees.  'A low cry, Which Ulmont instantly  tupprossocl^ sprang to  his   lips.  "Heaven��� eon it ho an ill omen?"  b'e muttered, thoughtfully. "This is  the exact spot Loraine saw in her  treaml"  Wylmer iLeo touched him on tho  Urm.  "They are coming, Ulvcsford," ho  ���aid.  'Another moment Heath Hampton  De (Risnar, and a small, wiry individual, enveloped in a dark cloak,- and  earrying a Mack leather case, appeared, who was introduced to Ulmont as the surgeon.  Few words passed between them.  Proud, cold, defiant, and bitter, they  stepped rorth, swords in' hand, out  Into the moonlight.  IA silence, still as death, lasted for  ft second only. Then the combatants  toad crossotl swords and the teniblo  work began; both felt the strength of  bis opponent's arm.  iHeaiti Hampton was. sure this  iwould be a victory easily won. On'y  one ;ibought rushed madly "'through  Ulmont. Ulvcsford's brain��� his wife,  his ibeautiCul Loiaine, and his mother.  The thought -gave renewed strength  rne dark clouds ot mgtit may lor a  while envelop it, yet wo feci suio  that calm, patient moon will struggle  illently through all, and resume her  sonstant vigil over tho slumbering  earth. My love shall bo just as  tonstant, Ulmont. Nothing could  change my love' for you; I have often  thought I could never die and leave  you, husband!"  As Ulmont looked down upon her  he noticed all'tho dainty bloom had  vanished from ibolh cheek and lip.  like a delicate blossom in a suddon  frost. ,  "My sweet*.Loraine," he whispsiod,  reverently, bending his head and caressing hor white brow.  -As his hand clasped hers, a low,  itartlod cry Jell from her lips.  "Look, Ulmonll" sho cried, in an  iwful whisper, holding his hand full  tip to tho tight; "oh, Ulmont ��� my  husband��� seel there is blood upon It.-'  i        OHjAPTIEU XL-  Ma rks< of  Hlood.  For a moment tho 'husband -and  vlfo slood facing each other in ominous Micnco. x,  "Will you tell rac how this enma  aame upon your hand, Ulmont?" sho  asked.'  For ono brief instant tho impulse  seized him to tell hor all. no couid  not endure the glance of horror such  t recital would bring to those bluo  syes; Loraine, so pure and artless;  what could he tell hor what ho  hail done for her sake?  Ho 'glaneed down at the hand whi'h  the two dark spots defaced, qu'te at  a loss how to account for them. His  quick, keen perception soon showed  him a  loophole.  "I hav6 been on a ramble -to 'the  old abbey ruins," he replied, car jless-  ly; "I may have touched one of tho jagged rocks in passing, but I really  have no recollection of doing so; in  taot, I had not noticed my hand until  you called my attention  to it."  Loraine took her handkerchief from  her pocket���a small, delicate, flimsy  affair of lace and! perfume.  "Let nie bind it up for you, 'dear,"  she said, earnestly.  Ulmont looked at the tiny bit of lace  with an amused smile.    '  i "I assure you, my sHveet Loraine,  you are making a mountain out of  a   mole-hill."   j   ' <   '  fle drew the white arms around his  to his arrn,��one instant only he press- ' neck and the golden head dropped on  ed iiis hand to his feverish, brow;    another instant and a   terrible impreca  tion iburst    from    Heath    Hampton's  his 'breast.  "You know you are my world', 'Ulmont,"   she  whispered.   "Why   rhould  lips, as his arm dropped heavily to \ I not be solicitious about you? I;  his .side. It was a never- lo- be- for- ' always imagine that those who love ,  gotten scene by  those  who witnessed \ deeply,  yet  do  not show  their    love,  Ft. His sword fell to the icy ground  with a dull clang..  "You have won the game this f:me,  UlvesLord," he cried, hoarsely, bitterly, and still defiantly; "but mark me,  there is still a   future."  "There is also a present," responded Ulmont, sternly.  Seeing further satisfaction was at  ton end, as ho was notf one of those  (who would pursue a worsted foe, nor  trample a fallen enemy, Ulmont  turned on his heel, and followed by  /Wylmer iLee, left tho spot, leaving the  Burgeon nnd the count with Heath  Hampton and the solemn hush of the  night.  A half hour later Ulmont entered  the room where Loraine still sat, her  teyhite hands clasping the book which  lay in her lap.  "'Truant, 'how late you are," she  Maid, playfully; "where were you?"  "I waa unexpectedly detained," he  replied.  "Thank you, dear, for your very  lucid explanation; I know all about it  now," she said, swoolly, with a pretty  arched smile.  "I have certainly explained all  JfTOrth knowing," ho said. Loraine  jwas sure she noticed a forced calm-  jaoas in his voice.  , (Bhe turned on tho light and looked  St her husband. Sho saw his faco  iwas colorless, With a hard, fixed expression about the mouth.  "What iB the matter, Ulmont, my  Kusband?" she cried, springing to his  ��ide, speechless with terror; "ha3 anything happened? How white and ill  grou lookl"  He sa-t down on tho sofa, drawing  her toward him, with a deep sigh, as  sreplled-  "Nothrng out of 'the usual order or  Bvents has happened, Loraine; everything is as it should be."  He did not care to tell her the  iruith��� just then; not until he knew  more of Heath Hampton's condition.  Tfiey sat for a few moments in silence; then Ulmont turned and look-  Bd upon Ills beautiful young wife in  her artless,    peerless beauty. She  ���rone & soft,.shining, violet silk;   and  (ust where eho sat the lights from  he-colored lamps fell full upon her;  pno great dash of purple lay at V her  teat, a (bar.of crimson quivered on  her breast, and on the beautiful head  there shone a glow of gold; her lovely  faoe was' pale with wonder, yet it  ���earned like a fair, tender flower  armong the mystical lights.  "Loraine," said Ulmont, with a  bravo attempt at raillery, "if anything .were to happen to me, would  It change your love for me?"  For answer she led him to the win-  ������Bbw. ���'-,,  .- "Do you see that paln.serene moon,'  Bhe said, "struggling athwart thoso  fleecy clouds? The broad glare of  kv may. hide-it from our sight,   and  ii  resemble  the sun  shining behind  cloud."  "That is certainly one way of looking at it Loraine," he replied, "but remember, still waters run deep. There  are people who love intensely, yet  have no power of expressing their affection."   ���   i   i  Loraine pondered many a time over  her husband's remark, and wondered  more than once what he had meant  toy it. '  Ulmont Waa more tender than  usual, if that were possible, but beneath it all Loraine read' a strange  unrest. w ' i  He scarcely smiled, until the towering .heights and sunny vale3 of  Switzerland had faded from his sight.  ��� a ���     ;   ��� ���        �� ���  Uimont and Loraine reached Boston late in the fail.  The siky was blue, but the air was  keen and sharp, and the hoar-frost  lay white on the ground; the' trees,  and the housetops, and shone like  diamonds in tho sunlight on the  branching evergreens.  That was a coming home long to  be remembered. Everyone spoke of  the glowing beauty of the happy  young Wife and the lover-like devotion of the young husband1.  The two mothers 'watched their  ch'Mren with great contentment. Ul-  mont's mother declared it was quite  like living her own youth over again  to watch the pretty love- dream of her  son and his beautiful bride. Ye'  there was one circumstance which  puzzled hor��� there seemed to be some  secret thought pre^y ing upon his mind.  The day he had returned homo, n  greeting had been given him which  would have pleased a lord; yet, after  it was all over he had flunig himself  down on the sofa, and turned his raoe  to the wall, sayinir he "was lircd of  it all���he wanted to rest." An hour  latex, upon knealing beside him, hi5'  mother found the pillow, upon  which his fair head lay, w��t with  tears. Did this look like happiness  ���yet, why should he not be so?  There was another matter which did  not escape -thej-keen, watchful' eyes o'  his mother; she 'noticed how eagerly  Ulmont watched for the mails wl;i"h  brought the foreign' pnpors; she did  not fail to observe the look of relief  that crept: into his eyes as b'e.laid  them down, one toy one, still she made  no comment. Sho never remembered'  her son to have taken so much interest in foreign affairs before; she was  exoeed'higly puzzled. ,  One evening Loraine sat at the. pi-i  ano, hex white' fingers running idly!  over the- ivory keys. Ulmont sat  near her, gazing thoughtfully into the',  gloomy.'coals in the grate,; while his;  mother sat opposite him, deeply Interested in the columns of 'the. Boston  Herald.   '���;'.' '   '  Suddenly  she glanced -up.'   ���  "Loraine, my dcar,"��sho said, "thr-n  is' news lor ryou."    r ��� ��� ,  "Good neiws, I hope," laughed Loraine.     i ''   '  "Better ihnn*m;ght have b'on     expected," __ replied    Mrs.,t,lfJlye.3.'-o d.   ri  sho     continued;     "it   is  about y niri'  Heath Hampton. Shall   f read  it,'"  Loraine,'turned, with a look o.'  wonder' on' her 'face.  "What of him? Read it. In ;il'  means. Wo      mot      him      ; 'iroad  in Switzerlrmd. Has be rcturnc, ."'  "No, my dear, nor is be Kiu-ly fi>  do  so soon." < f  "Why?" risked. Loraine; "hap. "nni  Swiss beauty captured <tho' dov.it c���i  cavalier?"  "No," replied Sirs. Ulvcsford, grnvr-  ly;   "not   that."  iAs she spoke, sho !,pre;id out the  paper sho held, hen eyes voluntarily  falling upon the facu ofr her sr:i; in  that one instant it seemed as li Josi.  years had passe'J over his head; hit  face was hard and drawn, and hV  eyes wore a strange, unnatural In--.!-  liancy.  "You have .not ^told us the now.1  yet."  persisfod  Lor::ins.  Ulmont's questioning ,eyos rcpc-iie,'  the, remark more eloquoatlly lh.ui  words could  have done.  "It Is about u duel," continued ,hi-  mother; "n duel whoioin a young  mm ocaulltui Axaciican lady was concerned." '  "ts��� is her nnmo mentioned, mother?"  Both ladies 'looked up in surprisf",  thoy could scirccly believe the  hoarse, unnatural voioo ' thoy had  ���heard  belonged   to LlJmont.  "No riamo is .given," replied Mrs  UlvestCorJ.  Neither his young wife nor his mother heard the fervent "thank P.od"  ho breathed from hi- heart, although  no sound issued from his lips.  "1 always imagined him an -impulsive younig man," pursue-1 Mrs. Ulvcsford, calm'ly; "still, I never imagined  hrs rashness would lead him to s>uch  an end."  " "Surely he is not dead," , gasped  Ulmont, his impatience and intense  anxiety almost overpowering l.im; in  another instant he, was kneeling by  his mother's ride, eagerly scanning  the paper in her lap."  . No, not dead; t-he wound ,on the  hand had occasioned considerable losi  of blood,' ending the oncounter, kut  was "not necessarily considered dangerous, unless inflammation set in.  His opponent had' hurriedly lo.'t Savoy. ,  "See," exclaimed Loraine, ponrtin-i  to the date, "this must have happened the ovenincr b"Core we lo't Sicivoy  I wondered why H Mth Hamptc.i failed to put in nn appearance, oi. the  day of our dooaiture; this accounts  for it." * i  The news of the duel, which, foi  some unaccountable reason, failed  to give Ulmont's name, pioved a nine  days' wonder.  Curiosity was rife concerning the  lady, who she wis. and everything  concerning the scan -al being the general'topic of the da\.  Ulmont heard it discussed on the  streets, in-'his mother's drawing room,  even his young wife, when they were  alone, seemed eager 'to speak of tho  one absorbing topic, .wondering who  the young and beautiful lady was,  and if she had loved Heath Hamilton.  Ulmont thought he would certainly go.mad. How little Loraine imag-  .ned she had toeen tho cause of that  :ombat,    against  which 'Ulmont" had  pitted  his very_ Ufa to protect      her  honor. ��� ,    ���        i  Soon after this an event happened  which had long been expected. Ulmont's mother, who had never b'.en  strong, when the leaves began to fall,  was laid at rest in the churchyard,  where the 'ladies of their race had  slumbered for long years. Otherwise,  everything moven on in the same  routine at the manor.  One December morning Mrs. Lorri-  mer had driven over from Lorrimer  Place to   see her daughter.  A deep sifcrw lay on the ground,  and the merry, jingling sleigh-bells  rang sharply out on the tnom.ng air.  It was just such a morning as brings  a flush to the cheek, brightness to the  eye, and a warm glow to the heart.  The sunshine gleamed ruddily  through the leafless branches of the  trees, and the deer bent their heads  to drink, breaking through the thin  ice that had formed over the clear,  glassy pfcols.  Never did Loraine look so picturesquely lovely as she stood at the win-  eow, gazing out upon the winter  landscape, her crimson robe forming  a glowing background to her fail  beauty. t  She was so gentle, so clinging, just  such a woman as men reverence, love  and protect. Her life had been free  from Jare She was not at all the  kind of a wo|man to be slain by love  ��� smitten to the earth idly as the  yellow buttercup that grows in thi  fields.  (How was she to know, on thi.1-  beautiful day, that the darkest  shadow that ever fell upon a pun  young life, was to cast its firsi  blight upon her ! >  iA.ll tho joy and happiness that life  holds had been her* ."-.he had married  for love, and her handsome, debonair  young husband's love was the crown  of her earthly aimhifion, the star of  ���her existence. She had.been a loved  and: petted child, and was a loved  and petted wife .  Loraiue's life had always been gay  and brilliant; the 'quiet isolation of  home life was beginning to tell ujon  her. '.--������ ' ' /' " --'''���  It had been the custom for generations back to give a grand ball at  Ulvesford Mansion every Christmas  Eve. -   -  It was at last decided, after much  discussing, that the annual ball  should be given. It was to be ;i  grand affair, every one agreed.  Whatever the charming young mh-  tress of Ulvesford Mansion did.woul?'.  be done brilliantly.  ''You know, dwir," so id Lorn inlaying hor hand upon liar husband's arm  "it is our first ball at homr* I mean  to< make this^a 'mem'.iable one." '  ' p^'As'! if -anything y.iu undertook  would be aught else," ho rei.lied,  smilingly. '   ,  A memorable one I Heavpn pity her!  That one night would shul out from  her young life all the brightness 'of  this world. i  Th ���.'ch ming b'lls which would usher in that Christmas morning could  have'whispered a strange, startling  secret to her.  "'  , Ulmont Ulvesford little know���as he  enressed his young wife's goldi'n hair  that the event wh'ch would happen  on that Christmas Fvc would bring  him Iho keenest sorrow moit.il mar;  ever experienced.  cinAPn'ER sni.        ('   '  ITzetta.  Some few months previous to tho  events narrated in our last chapter,  tho golden sun was just setting over  the quiet little viilige of Silver-  nook.   ' _ " ���  The soft, dreamy silence which pervaded this quiet, rural spot, was  broken only by the chirping of birds,  the lowing of the distant1-kine, or bit  of song from some bill he youirg milkmaid's . lips, as she drove homo the  cows. . ,  Along tho flower bordered path  that_followed the winding of a deep,  silent, rock-bedded river, walked an  old man,   leaning heavily on his cane.  As he turned an abiupt angle he  started back with a cry of suirnise-  before him, lying face downward in  the long daisy-studded grass, lay a  young girl, sobbing bitteily.  She was certainly a -stranger In  that locality; Abel never remembered  having scon hor before.  "Ch Id," said the old flute-maker  touching her gently "on tho shoulder,  "why do you weep 't Surely, youth cannot know so soon the bitter diegs  life's cup holds; why do you weep?"  He never forgot tho sad expression  on the beautiful face raised to his in  the gloaming; a sweet, foreign face,  white with anguish, yet perfect as n  marble statue.  .Tear drops quivered^on tho long,  dark lashes tha t veiled the beautiful, scornful, dark eyes.  For a moment only those eyes  searched wist Cully the rugged, yet  honest face before her.  She only shook,her head, and tho  tears flowed afresh, then a sudden  thought came to her.  , "Perhaps'you will tell mo, sir, what  I ought to do," she said, with a (tow,  pitilul sob. , "if aim helpless and cannot even think."    - c  "Perhaps I may be able to advise  you if you will tell ino your trouble ;  you forget that I do not know,", replied tho flute-maker, sealing himself on an adjreent rock. " Surely  you are not alone, !my child ?" he asked wonderingly.  "Yes, sir, 1 am all alono,"-she replied. "I will tell you how il cnlcr.e  about. Then, peril..ps, jou can tell  me what I ought to do. My husband, who had "l)2iiii called suddenly  home, gave mo a mile to bi.ng to his  old nurse in Silvernocik, with wham  T was to remain a few days until he  came for me.-'  Again the tears started to the lovely eyes, and hor vo.oo quivered ia ��  broken  ���������"^ i  i nave hu.t (lie address ho pave  me, and ���aud the money my husband  gave me 1^ must have ^'loft in tho  train."  Abel Moore was lost in bewilderment; he could not understand it.  She married I This young creature,  with the beautiful foreign face,  scarcely more than a child, married I  He could hardly credit what he heard  "Hdyo you no recollection of tho  na'me of the person you wish to find?"  he asked. '   '  ".None, whatever, sir."  ,  "Who is your husband, child,  what:  ia his name, I  mean ?"  "Alderic Ross, sir, and I aim his  wife, Izetta." \  She repeated tho words with a  simple, child-like dignity, as it the  words were the sweetest music to her.  "Mr. Boss, of where ?"  "That I  do not know, sir.''  .The old flute-imakeT was growing  each moment more mystified,  "Perhaps your own people could advise you best," he said,  thoughtfully.  He nnver forgot how tho beautiful  face turned away frolm him with tho  saddest cry he had ever heard from  human lips, as the words slowly  trembled on  tho white   lips.  "I have no ono, sir ; no one in all  the wide world but Hr   Ttoss."  Gradually he drew from hor her  story, that seemed li'ko a pago of  sad romance.  "I could find no one in Silvernook  who knew my hur.bind," continued l-  zotta, "though I went from houl-e to  house; then I tried so hard to think  what T should do, sir, until Alderic  came for me, without hums, friends,  or money."  "trow long havo you bcon in Silvernook?''  "Since early yesterday morning. I  could not find my husband's old  nurse, so I caan to this spot to (think  what was best to do."  "Have you been out in the cold and  darkness all night?" he asked.  , "Yes, sir; but I did not feci the  cold, and I hid my face among the  daisies to shut out the darkne3S until morning came again."  Abol Moore couid have wept for hor,  but one thought drifted across his  mind, the same thought that had come  to all who had heard: her story.  Poor child ! heaven heip her; 'she is  cast: drift on the world; whether  from  Colly   or    inexperience, they  could not tall; it  was hard to  judge  her.' '-V  The flutc-ffnaker hid his face in his  hands; he coutd see she loved 'this  man who had won hex lovo with all  the depths of her -young, trusting  heart.  It was one of tho cruelest of; tasks  to undeceive her; how could he tear  from her eyes the veil of innocence  and trust, showing hf-.r the cold,  mocking.world, thnt wuld laugh at  the woe which otro.ohwU out before  her? .  "Some villain has taken this means  of ridding himw.li- of this beautiful  o-irl."   he  thought.  "Oh,  Lord I"   cried  '-n  Abel, holdui'g up h'u hands to heaven,v,  "how  canst Thou have 'patience with ''.," / &  men?" /-i>\;$  He   \vondered   how   they   could   livo   A.V-'i-  and  breathe   God's  pure "air,   ���  while  such a  sin as this stained thoir souls.  "You must bide your time patiently until he comes, my poor child. Has  any thought occurred "to you as to  where you could go in tho moan-  time?"  "No, sir;   I had  not thought much '     i } '  of that.      I had a   little change   left, j 1  quite by accident, in my pocket, with W, j  which I could puichase food until -ii'  my husband comes for me. - ,1 shall go , j. |  to the depot when each train ai- ��� j j  rives, that I may "be suro (he will j:  not mics me." '-* v  "God help her," mentally ejaculat- ,i\  ed the old flute-maker. "I fear those V\  raven locks wall whiten beneath tho > ii,j  snows of many a   year before tho re- i<; '  turn ol him for t whom she would x Ji|  .watch and wait!      *" " ' $;  , "If she onily had a mother to ad- . ^|  vise   her,"   ho   thought;   "she   is      so f.j  yoiihg, beautiful, artless, and so - ����'  helpless.      If she'had  sinned   it was H|,  with a soul so pure it might plead <��� M  to heaven for pardon, and fin forgive- v ||  ness there."' ' ���        g|  The   flute-maker  scarcely knew      ', fig  twhich way  to point out to her.-; M  "I have a good old wife at home, '- gsj  my child; come to her; surely vMarguir- ; gjj  elte above all others will know what j^  is  best for you." ' ���    ., %l  His'face was so kind and his voice j-5  so gentle, Izetta arose and followed ,t :;l  him at once.     > ' ' -     -' p'  "There is one thing "I-- would like -,.-,5'  to tisk'you," said the.old man, stop-, ' p  ping   short   in   the  path.      "Mind,   I j$  do not doubt what you have vtold me,. . / sj  but before I take you home to ..my���,.���&.  Marguirette, I should like to ask' .,_. jj|  you   one   question."      t       ',        /,~ -  ' > ",T U"  Izetta raised her eyes earnestly 'toy . -J^  his 'face.       ��� ���       < '    'i*f  ������You have toM me, child, your,mo- -4 v \\  ther is dead." . '    ., <-V .$.  Izetta looked up at 'the blue arch-;.;,,'. |%  e'd dome above her. , .    '     *   *?-'"^ p';  "If 'death iwere to. claim you, would Ji-^ty  you have the hope of meeting your f;."'M  sainted mother, spotless, in heaven?" vV^i  he asked, solemnity.   "     , ,'-.*;' ,J\>(1  "Yes," answered Izetta, clasping her ' ^.fc  hands, reverentially, and turning her j-V'y  dark, sorrowful eyes up to the fleecy . ' 5I<  clouds above her  From .that moment the .flute-maker would have staked his life upon  Izetta's truthlulness and purity.-Not  another word was spoken, as ho led  her 'through the gloaming to.his humble home. .' ���  CTo be Continued.)  GRAND Milt  1  n  ti  Doclds Kidney Pills are Clearing out Kidney Disease. -  Pichard Quirk,oneof a Score Cured  in One Neighborhood. Tells How  Pains of Twenty Years Standing  Vanished Before the Creat Kidney Remedy.  Fortune Harbor', Nfld., Nov. 9.1 ���  (Special).���There are a score oE people in this neighborhood who suffered  from Lame Back and other symptoms  of Kidney Disease and who are now  strong and healthy, thanks to Dodd's  Kidney Pills. One of the most serious cases cured is that of Mr.  Richard Quirk, and in an interview  says:  "I suffered for more than twenty  years from Lumbago and Kidney Dis  ease. I almost always had a severe  pain in the back, so severe that during intervals for years I was totally,  unable to work. ,  "Doctors and medicines gave me'  little relief and after ten or twelve  years I had almost made up my mind  that my trouble was incurable. Then  reading of cures by them led me to  try Dodd's Kidney Pill's. I had not  taken half a box before I experienced  relief and after using seven or eight  boxes I was a perfect cure and a new '  man.   The cure was permanent."  Cure your Backache with Dodd's  Kidney Pills and you will never have  Bright's Disease.  Enemies of Flirtir.gf.  Thirty-seven young men belonging to  ,l.c higher ranks of society in St. I'eters-  /.irg have organized an association called  the "Club of the Kncrnics of Tinting."  The members exchange solemn oaths to  refrain from flirting, and to prevent  others from doing so. Those breaking  the promise contribute, "for charitable  purposes," ��500 for the first o:iVi>i-, . -A  T>^,5G0 for the second. According to the  by-laws of the society, punishment for  tho third oflc-ncc is left to the discretion  of the president. The society moots in  E-rr.bst's restaurant, ou the Karnennos-  trovski Prospect. Although the charter  of the club has been properly registered  with the authorities, the police, see a re-  volutionary movement afoot, and imagine  that if they could discover the key to,  ���the charter the. 'youthful members of  some of St. Petersburg's most noble families would .soon-find their way to Siberia.  ENGLISH���'. SPAVIN LINIMENT  tumps and ./blemishes from horses,  foSoo'i. spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, spr&iRS, ��or��  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  $50 by, the use of one bottle. Warranted the most wonderful B!emis>'  cure ever known.  K-i  'Ml  -Ml ./,   . ' ��� '1>- -  *v  AWUS,    B.    C.,, , S.VKURBAY,    JANUARY'   2,   190,4  lie Atli  n  21 Vviaiiii;  Published    iMory    Suturdtiy   iiinniliis;   bv  T'.ik atlis Claim Publishing Co.     '  A. (.'.��� ltiiisciiL'i:i.[i,  I'.Dii'nn, Piioriiicmn.  OliU-e ot iiiildU'tttiiin l'e.u'l Sf.. Allin, l!. C.  jciverritinu ltnto�� ; Sl.W per iiiuli, cucli  lu>c-i-iiuii. Ut'ui!iii�� iiuriL-i-a, -J ccnlr a line.  Spec hi I Comruct K.-.Uj on iipul'u'uiiou.  Tlie mibturipiiuii piiuu i-< ia a'year pnj-  nliln in ntlvkiiuc. No pipo'i- will bo ileliioi-uil  r.ultt*;, tli is I'ljii'lituin i-, cot-.-.plK-d Willi.  Satukuay, Jan.   2x11., 1904.  sr��!s. sxg~a��voi;os.vao����tttivb*c-j1  The condition of Atlin ae a ruin-  ins: centre is better than at any recent time aii'l'the improvement is  due to the steady development of  our natural resources. G  Continued good returns, from  both hydr.'.ulic and individual placer mining, not only stimulates tlie  operators, bur engages the attention  of outside capital and many enquiries are being made by would be investors.  Confidence is increasing daily, in  tlie mining' world as to the real value of, out deposits and there is a  general feeling among all Atlh.ites  that the prospecting stage has been  passed and ttiat, with our placer,  hydraulic, dredging,coal and quartz  propositions, only one result is possible and that is that Atlin will soon  become a great mining camp.  The installation of fourteen hydraulic plants, at a cost of approximately St,500,000 and of the monster dredge last fall which cost  $200,000, are expenditures which  prove that capital is becoming interested. These undertakings are  but fore-runners of what is coming.  The country has everything here  to ensure success, what is needed,  is more capital to develop, more  brains and'brawn to work. We  predict that not only will our output for 1904 pass the million murk  but that an era of prosperity, such  as even the most sanguine of 0111  pioneers never dreamed of, will be  commenced with tlie opening of Upcoming mining season.  A''  and'efficient manner in which they  carried out tlie evening's piogram.  The Spruce Crctik Orchestra furnished very excelieni music.  The receipts, which amounted to  a considerable sum, will be donated  to the I'i re Fund.  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on, the Premises,  g$8F~    Why send oiu when you can gel goods as cheap here?  Watohes From $3 ssxj.   Fine Lino of S&zsvosslf Spoons.  JULES EGGERT & 'SON, 'fhe;-S.wiss .Wa^chffisKers.-/  Christmas   Dinner  at  <; Royal ".  The  in  In spite of disagreeable weather  and the fact that everything has  been very quiet so 1 far this winter  fiom a business point of view everyone seems to liave spent a pleasant  Christmas.  Those who accepted Mr. E. RoV  selli's kind lio.spitalily,-'"'br,sked' for  ri few hours in the sunshine of his  smile nnd revelled in the wit and  humour which (lows in one continual stream from the vivacious pio-  prictor of "The Royal", naturally  could not help but enjoy themselves.  In addition to the mental feast, Mr.  Rosselli in his~usual generous and  lavish style gave an excellent dinner to about a dozen'of his friends  and needless to say they all appreciated the Menu prepared by-Mr.  Tom Hinchcliffe:  Tlie dinner went off without a  hitch to an accompaniment of  almost continuous laughter, while  speech making was not in older  and only two toasts were drunk,  " The King "   and   "-'Rosie'   'our  Host". ''  *oe-cea*O4o*G*o*o*C'��o*o<>o*o<����O'0>o^v��o<>o*o<t'C>0O'4>':>*':>C'>>--'-i-v*fr  THE-   KOOTENAY'HOT.liL   I  A, R.' MoDonald, Proprietor.  COU.   FlK?T 'AND   TKA1NOIi   S'J"liHKTS.  Tliis First Chits Hotel 1ms beun rfiKoiltileil and i-ariirni'OiBil tlu-oii;;liuiit  nnd oll'ci'v tlie lics.1 iKicciinmoilutioii to Tnitiaiunt nr Pei'innnuiil  CuL'.st-..��� A UK'riuHii and llwi'oprtiui plan.  Finest Wcstcsi, Lctsuors rnieU Git gars.  '   Billiards   and   Pool.  *  0<ji:i<��o<>C',*0*0*0*<,*D*0*040Cl'*00*000*0'>0'��<'*0*0900C">'C'*00&0��>  ^Tp1  E  GOLD    MOUSE,  P'SCOVERY.   B. C.  A STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL.     '    ���  CHOICEST WINSCS LIQUORS A.CIGARS. ,    '  Mixtrd Drinks a Specialty*  DINING   ROOM   SUPPLIED  WITH   THK'HKST  THK, jMAR^CliT   AKl'OKDS.  c Vegetables Daily Ft din our own Garden.  Breakfast,  fi to 9, T.uuch, \i to 2, Dinner, 6 to S.  ote  DIXCW  BROTHERS,   Proprietors   . 6Q4 1   "Free.  '   Pool   &    Billiards,  Freighting and teaming.        j��*.   - Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  NOTICE.  A General Meeting of the Atlin  District Liberal Associatiorr will be  held in the Jj.-tlrnoral Hotel, Discovery, on Tuesday the 5th. January,  at 8 o' clock.  Business:���Election of officers. -  W. E. BROWN, Secretary.  The Rise and Fall.  J.   H.  ATLIN  DISCOVERY.  Atlin   Ushers    in   the. New  Year in Good Style.  Tho Bachelor's Club Give the Last  Ball in the Old Year���Pro-  eeeds Donated to the Fire Department.  The Bachelors Club gave the final dance of the Old Year and ushered in the New Year, at Dixon's  Hall, assisted bj'-'onc of the largest  gathetings ev.er seen in camp, and  to say that the event proved a big  success is tiuiy modest.  From all over the District the invited guests responded to the now  popular and royal omtertaincrs, The  Bachelor's Club, and one aud all  enteied into the spirit and festivity  of tlie evening, each and everyone  thoroughly enjoying themselves.  Tf he decorations were unique and  most tastefully arranged; much credit being due to the Club's Committee lor this and  the  very   able  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  1st.   inst, areas follows:  Dec.  26  23 above  34  above  ���*7  S  -7  28  ii  23  29  9    '  26  3��  8  18  31  4  17  Jan.  r  3 below  1 2  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST   OF   GOODS  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID    UP   $8,700,000.  R.'iSEUVK,   $3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie,  San Francisco,  "  Portland,  Skagway, etc.  Excltange sold on all Points.  Gold DtTST Purciiased-  -Assay Oi'Eicic in Connection.  1    D.  ROSS, Marragcr.  Sam.  Johnstonet   Progt.  %s^a  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAIMNGS���  The following  Sailings  are  announced      for      the    month      of  December   leaving  Skagway  at 6  p.m., or on arrival of the train :  Amur       December  10th.  25th.  For  further information, apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   *����   FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIOVRS CASE GOODS A SI'LCIALIV.  Hydraulic    Mining  3g��  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,    WATER    GATES,  ANGLE    STEEL    RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED  Pzsmpisvg  &   HeisiiBBsg   Hfl^ehienery.  PIPE.  Estimates furnished  on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C.  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent. Atlin   B. C  t   ���  Full Line of Clothing Just From the East '  THE   LATEST   STYLES.  Complete -Stock of Dry Goods  THE    IATEST   IN    HATS,     BOOTS     AM��     SHOES.  $��T GOLD . SEAL   GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods are the Eest and Our Pifces the Lowest. ��ve��Jsj--��=��u   _.    ��� r_  rj^&BMJ&^rtfMi'Tr-ZeS*  itifiUSKXiSU&WrmMM**  v --y     *      '*"    i - ,   i  IB  '   - r 'J  *a-  ATfclN.  B. C .  SASBKBAtf. JAXCAKV*^,    I��04'  r-i f  'SIT  1 jLI'JLLf  S rm B 7^  Dealers in  ATLIN' TRADINGV  COMPANY,   L^iiTJi  Goods, Groceries, Clothing, UnderweairBlankets, Boots k bhoes, etc.  Also .Gold Seal Rubber Goods.  Dry  ,ant a, Wi.rtei Outru wccan i;^-1  .Stock'in the L'isluct, jr.d an. in  b\ the aniaigMiuated  finr.s ol A. S  p3S"     &&8dt  \on  the'best goods at  CLOSE VRICh  'llil-  ATI IN TTADING CO. Ltd, carry the  o  li  JOll  LAUGJiivT  eoi.Lull^   in the amalS,.matert  n.uis 01 a. o.  ^w-.. - -v.- ��� '"   "j        Sec;eUlIV o!  lht Ccmpain, and are in a   pobiiion  ihc co..u.r>   A.  S.  Cro,s is PieMdent, and! reasme,, and *. L, \  heel.��.. o�� e     , Ll ^/^ aiiy ,ier,0��� try-to make 3ou believe  with ti,���r f.iends a.,d ca��o ners even b.tte. than whe.r each were doing  business ���M...,aU)>.  t.i rt the A.   r  C j, is coiiiroll^l by auv other thy. officers of the Company   ���  iM CURUN8 CLUB:  A*1  Trophy to be  Played  for   in  Singles.  Fino  Massivo Silver Loving- Cup  Pi-osontod by the Presldont,  R. D. Fothsrstonhiuigrh.  EiSor'tberh Lumber Go.  Prices for tho Season 1903.    >  Rough, ii]) to S inches, $35.  .do        do      jo       ,,     "   4��-   ���  do-      do      12       ,,        45.  Matched Lumber, $45-,  Suiiacinp, $5.00 pei 1000 feet.  ,.  D..   c. Wm. Brown/C.E-  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.fc..       ��� ( ,    .  WILKINSON, &. BROWN ,  ,     '  Provincial  Land   Supyoyars   &   GBvEB   Estgiezaers.  Hydraulic   Mine   l>q��eerini' -    SpectaU* ��� OBIc. Pca.l   -St., ��rar 'Ihh'J  St.. Atwk,  B.C  r- fi  DRINK THE BEST,  NOTICES.  This week the fust matches .foi  the haiuLome Silver cup, ou view  .11 juies,Hyson.'.-, .met presented by  tne .���iVM-lotil, Mi. R. i>- Keltiei-  stoiih.uigh, were phijecl at the Culling Rune, the re-.uk so !ar-b;ing:  S. li. Puniibe _ beat K" Rooseili.  K. Dnvlmg ,, G. Coutts.  K. Turkingtoti ��� D. Hastie.  \V. Taylor '���" F. L. Stephenson  The conditions under which the  cup is bei.ig played for provide that  tne coni.cst be won by one member  twice be.oie ir besomes his absolute  propcn>. Tlie Cup Contests will  be held twice each season, in Dec-  emoer and jauuaiy.  T.ie CUiii, wjicli has now a  memo-isaip ui 24, is a great sue  cess and affords an excellent means  ot passing tne long wmtei, besides  being interesting and amusing to  culobteis. A number ot the play-  "crs have .diead\ become quite ex-  peri in ihe ait ji curling and it is  piuoable that, 111 CQe ueai luture,  matencs Will be arranged with 0111-  si.lc teaiUs.  NOTICK is heielij wriven tlml fl() clnjM��rter  ���Lite we Intfiid tu niM>lj t�� the (Il\i*f (Joim-  nn-su.nci'of l.-indsatul VVoilis lor lici'miss-  io-i 10 pini'iin��8 tlie followiut:, desvribcd  truut nl l.-iw.l.  Cotmnctn'1'i!.' ��t Post miiilctnl A. C. II. and  r. V.'.S's. S. W. coniei post ��� "placed on  the i;n��t Li'U'of t.al��?S'.iact 1SJ foot. Not th  rioni th-.- co'-nei- of Runt Aveauf" .uul Luke  Sn-i-ni i-i the tortii of Atlin II. O. "��� tlieucr  in im lii-.te-.-lj dir..cliou 110 fuet, thonce iu a  \oit!iptl% direction to tho South line of  Pi-nilSttoet ���1.10 ftwt'raore or less, (hones  in a Woit3i'l.v da action to thp cornei of  Pearl and Ln\i'Street* ��� 110 feet more, or  l":,s,. thence in >t Southerly ilireolion fotlovr-  i'i-t!ie hue oCI.alte Stieet IHO foot moieor  lasn to the point of oommon.-ement.Containing 0. r.l Acres morn or les<-  A. C. Hirschfeld  Thus. \V. Sasemnn.  i)ated tit Atlin H. C.  Oct. 31st. 1933.   '  99  In Lead Packets 01 'A.  ���ii a.id l lb each.  For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLV. ''DOUGLAS   & -Co". Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B" C  KINIiST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH     EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  WA.Nl'^lJ ��� r'.UfUFiJL PiiltsUN' '10 CAI^L,  Q.\ retail tia.io and a^'i-'i.tf tor muuiiructi.i-  mrf iijiuj haini^ ��ell oataoli.ii^J bu��i.ioi>��<  -lojal teiiitoij, strai���lic biliary bii paid  hbjM) tend o.\pdiiso money uav.i.icm!, pru-  vious o/.|i^i'io>ice iiiinui'eo.-i.Ui , pueiiiou per-  liiaiiont, niuiness f,sii.c��:oitul, 1l.1n.lu30 bdif-  atUreaiUil euwjlupu. tsuper.ntoiuluut 'liu-  velcjr*, bill Munon Hid;?-. (Jihimso.  NOTICE islieie!�� s-i>en that aftprsixtj days,  fi oin date I, n-3 inanairi'r for tho Atlin Trad-  mjr Compatn, Limited, will make application to (hi> Hon. Tho Chief Commissioner of  n.intls himI Works to piirclinse the followinff  rlosc.i ibed laud: viz Commencing: at n 'post  niaikfd A. T. GojIs d. t. Corner, ou the  west sido of Lake Street. Atlin Townsite,  thence Norherly alonK west side of hind  Street CO feet, thence Westerlj 100 feet,  thence Soiitliprly GJ Teet, thence ISa>terl> 100  feet to jioint of comnipncement.  Datoil at Atlin. I>. C.  this 9 th. day of Oetobpr 1903.  A. S. Cross.  Fronch   Restaurant in   Connection.  David Hastik,   Phoprietor.   .  ,  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  NOTICE.  NOI'ICUio Iieioby tf.von that bixtj dajs  alter tlato �� luco.id to u,ipi* to tne Chief  Ciiiiiiuismouorot i.a.id^aud Work-, lor por-  niu.io.it.) piu-clia-ij tha foilOiM.itf described  tract ot laud. Uomuieiiciii^ ut a po=a limi-  kca li. A. K 'i t;. \i. cornor post placed on the  iS. line of Poind .'iue..t, at the &. ��. corner  ol loto. Uloultl', iut.U! town of Atliu M. C.  theiiLu wisnib lli��tif<i.llieiice noi-tnorly w  - teet.thonot! easterly IU teet. tnoiire soutli-  orl> 60 feet, to point of commencement.  Coutuiiiiu���'inull .11 ot  an   aero, more or  loss.  fid ward A. Ilobinsoii  Dated this Itli. day of November. 1903  NOTICE is hereby ��i\en that sixty days  after date I intend to tippb to the Chief  Commissioner of Lauds arid works for permission to purchase the follow iiik described  ti act of land: Commencing tit post marked  W. J. A's S. W. corner post placed on the  Enst lino of LukeStreet 120 feet north from  the corner of'Rant Avenue nnd Lake St. in  the Tow n of Atln, B, C. Thence In an Easterly diruotiou 110 feet, thonce In a Northerl.i  (lit cction fiO feet, thonce in a Westoi ly direction 110 lept, thenoe in a Southerly direction  lollowiiif.' the lino of I.nltc btreet 60 feet,  to point ofconimencempiit.   Containing 0.1S  a<.rps n��ore or !ps=.  W. .1. Anderson.  Dated at Atlin, B. C. Oct. AJth., lOTfi  THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE.  Pacific   and    Arctic   Raihvaj    and Na\Ration  t'ompaiiy,  Biitish  Columbia Yukon    Railway Conipamy.  British Yukon   Railuaj  Company,  TIME TABLE.'  IX EFFECT   JANUARY 1 1901,  Daib  except  Sunday.  No  No.SN.   B.  2'id class.  8. SO p. m.  I'I. .10   ���  11. 40 a.m.  12'20  2.4".  6.40  Xo.l N. B  1st clais.  9. 30 a. m.  10 m I     ��� '  11. 00 (  11. IS  , 12.13 |  12. 35 I p.m  2.10   ���  4. M  T.V.  SKAGUAY  WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  AR.  2.S. Hound  so. i U. Bvtra  1st class.  2ud elasa.  4. 30 p. m.       AR  4.12 n. m.  3. OS  S. 00   ���  2. 10 ���  2.10   ���'  1. SO..  1. 35 j  1.15) p.m      ���  12. Ti   p.Hi.  11.50   a.m     ���  10.��    ���  0. SO ���   ���       LV  LOO   ���  NOTICK is hereby jriven that sixtj davs  after date I intend to appjv to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and "Works for permission to purchase tho follow in? described  tract of land.  Coimiipncin^ at postmarked H Vi'. E. C's.  S. E. Corner po-!t placed 120 foet from tho  corner of Rant Avenue aud Lake Street on  the north side, in the town of Atlin, B C.  nud follow inpf tho lino of Rant Avotiuo towards the L.ike shore 110 feet more or less,  thence lollowiiif tho lino of Lake Street  noi'thpilj 120 foct. thenco easterly 111) feet,  thence 120 feet southerlj, more pr less to  point of commencement. Containing 0.33  acres more or less.  Dated at Atlin, 15. C. October 9th, 160.1.  II. W. E. Canaiau.  UENNETT  CARIBOU  ��.,,.��� AR     WHITE HORSE LT  Passengers must be at depots iu time to have BaR^age inspected and chunked,  sneetion is stopped 30 minutes before leawugtime of train.     *  150 pounds of Impaste v, ill be chocked free with each full fare tieket and /3 t.��un*a  with each hall faro ticket.  "M  la-  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  Pcllew-Harvcy, Bryant & Gilman  Provinclai Assayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890.  Co.  NOTICE.  NOTICE Is hereby ffiven that application  will bo niado to the Legislative Assembly of  the Province of British Columbia, at its next  Session, for an Actto incorpoiato a Company, to build, equip, maiiitiin,and opei ate  a lino of Railway, of standard (jiuiftoi from a  point at or near Kitinmat, or some other  suitable point on tho Paciilc Coast; thenco  northcrb to Hiizoltou; tlipnco to a point at  or near Atlin Lake; thence northerly to the  hKtleth Nthl, parallel of North Latitude;  v< j tli nil powers incidental (hereto.  Ii   (i. Mnctlunell,  Solicitor for Applicants  Dntod nt Vancouver, 11. C.  this 28th da?' of October, A    !>., 1P!��.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  Headuuurtors  for Brook's stac��.  NQT.Ci: is herobj gi\eii. that sixty daya  from date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission to purchase the follow lnjr described  propertj.  Commencing at Initial Post No. 1 at a  point ou the Southerly Boundary of the Flora Bench Lease on tlie north bank of Pine  Crock In tho Atlin Mining District, and follow ing the Southerly Boundary of tlm Flora  Bench Loafe North Eastorly fivo hundred  foot, thence North Westerly throe hundred  foot, thenco South Westerly live hundred  feet, thenco South Lnsterly three hundred  feet mora or loss to point of commencement.  Coiitninine3.44 acres more er lesn.  Dated nt Allin, ��. C.October 20th. WDS-  ��.T. Swttsei.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DINING ROOM  NOWOPEN,  Furnishing    The  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  W. WALLACE GRIME &  Agents.  Larp;o or Small Samples forwarded tor Assay  TRY  !'S  Finest of liquors.  Good stabling.  Kn. Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  K. Shields & Eddy Durham.  Now occupy their new   iiuarteis next  to the Bank of I'.. N. A.. Firnt Street.  The bath reomiaro equally as good a�� found  in cities.   S��ri\ote Entrant-* for ladie��.  J. D.  FOR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS di. OILS  Atlin 61' Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF  CANADA  Capital    $1,000,OO0.  A.. G. Htr��Jil��ld. Agoot,  I zu���gvue -rrtarcsiy'  ^���Wi^MlN^I  His Excellency'? Aigrette, j  BY A. J. DAWSON. ,i  ,AfV��w-��r*-u-.fi.ii-lrrinA.-i-%*iri-�� *.* * ^*i^-�� *-*-^  BELIEVE 1 am  perfectly safe  in  surmising thai.tlio moat interesting and exciting days of my friend  . Sheikh  Abd  el   Majecd's  stay  in  .England  villi  me fell out during  . j ���   the   presence, in   London   of   tho  rr- Moorish Mission" to the Court of St.  flameaV The members of tho Mission  iwere housed by the authorities in a substantial mansion in the neighborhood  ��>f Prince's Gate, and as I was staying  fet 'the time in my father's town  &ousc ia Sloanc street with Abd el  Majeed, of course the distance bc-  , itween the Shoikli and his compatriots  Was trifling. Further, when I toll you  4hal tlie liend of the Mission, Sidi Abd  <sr Rahman Kintali, was the uncle of  tfhe third wife of nry Sheikh's father,  jt will be easily imagined, that El  Majeed had some grounds for the frequency of his visits to the mansion at  IPrince's Gate, arid was in no danger  H>f wearing his welcome thin there.  Myself, as it were vicariously, and by  Uh�� light   reflected   from   my   Moorisn  ffriend, became  something of. a persona  jrftta with the members of the Mission,  ��nd, as no other members of my family  ���were  then tin  town,   I   found it  easy,  Upon more than one occasion, to recotn-  jponae the hospitality   with   which   the  iMiasion welcomed mo at Prince's Gate,  bj  entertaining  old Sidi  Abd   er  Rahman and his followers in Sloane street.  Knowing,.something of Moorish  affairs  and customs, I   was   enabled  to   make  4hem very comfortable there/and I am  ��������ot- sure   whether any of  the more or  less   splendid   functions   in    which   our  ,Government   paid   honor to his Sharee-  fistn Majesty   of   Morocco,  through  his  ' kmlxissador,  were sources of more real  , enjoyment  to AM  er Rahman  and  his  marty than were the little informal reunions in my father's Sloane street resilience.  - Be that as' it mav, I am quite sure  Ifchat the authorities of our Foreign  Office had found much food for reflec-  ftion (could they have overheard them)  (In aorae of bhe conversations which  Jfcook place there between the members  'of the Mission and myself. The Moors  !*ccepted me as an unofficial friend, rejoiced in my green tea, specially procured for their delectation, devoured  bushela of couscouscoo prepared foi  -'them^'n-.our kitchens under the super-  >isioir-or the Sheikh, were generous rr-  jth'eir admiration of the two ladies from  the "Halls"' who were good enough  'Upon one occasion to demonstrate be  =ffore us some of the intricacies of tin  ���art of skirt-dancing, and altogether re  'jaxed themselves agreeably from the  "formality of ambassadorial life In tin'  capital of the" British Empire.  Their comments upon affairs of state  W��rfe hlghlv interesting to me, and then  remarks regarding the conduct of grea'.  officials in our land and in theirs would  &ave been startling, I fancy, to the  grand Bashns who rule in Downing  street. For example, I remember the  venerable Sidi Abd er Rahman ICrntafi  having some little discussion with mc  Irer'ardiTTg the social status in London  ,pf��the ladies of the ballet who had so  'Seli^hted  him  with  their  cxhrbitron  ol  Stories  and  comments  I  listened   to  in paids, lent'him for this one occasion Dy  the mansion at Prince's Gate and in my , his Royal-master, to whom it had-been  father's   Sloane   street   house, 'I   was j presented by a great   Indian rajah who  moved far more to merriment   and   in-, once, made pilgrimage to  the "'shrine  of  terest  than  to    anything   .approaching ; Moulai Jdrces, in Pcz.  annoyance;   and   I   sawi. more   clearly j     Mr.  Montgomery   floridly    bowed  his  than ever before that the art of diplo- I most  graceful   acknowledgments   of  my  macy   lay   not   merely   in   veiling   the j efforts to further his cause, nnd it was  truth, but in setting up an'untruth  in- arranged''that  he   should   first   take .a  place   thereof;    and    further,   that   the ' picture of Sidi Abd' or Rahman, the am-  groatest   diplomatists   appeared   lo   ho i bnssndor, 'alone,   and   then   one of tha  those    who     deceived  , themselves    far J whole Mission.     So  now  all  our  cner-  nrote   tbius.  Uij��X deceived   others.,    nod    gies were bent upon ,lho task of airang-  thort the ostrich; who looks to hide, him- : >ng " becoming pose for his Excellency,  self by burying hia own eyes fn the sand,     to which end a sort of throne was pre-  niust be the greatest of "all diplomatists : pared   from   a   number   of' cushions,   a  lhat'live. '      i high nrm chair, and a dais for the samo  During  one   of   my   first  visits   with . to stand upon:  Sheikh Abd  el  Majeed  to  the  mansion,       I suppose the now beaming and most  near Prince's Gate I made the acquaint- I gracious   Mr.   Montgomery    must   have  Mice   there of a young gentleman fresh j stepped  back  and forward  between  his  from the University    of Oxford,   .whose ! 'velvet-covered   camera    and   the  throne  trama   was   Jones,   and   whose   nature , ,pf Abd  er Rahman some score of times  seemed    equally    stereotyped,    conven- i in all before he was quite satisfied re-  tionai, '   and     innocently     respectable, j garding   the   pose   of    his    Excellency's  What   he   was   doing   in   that   galley | venerable  person,   and   particularly   of  I    wat   never   quite    able    to    under- , his  massive and' turbaned head-  etandi    but  I  gathered   that   he    was j     'Ton    will  pardon   the  liberty,"  said  a sort of   third   cousin   to, one   of the j ,he,     with     smiling    deference,"  as    ho  gentlemen    attached   to - our   Embassy : "Uoliii-.   nuoij   iu�� _ iNcai-^ivucd     bjiod  in  Morocco   and that he cherished mild    iclfh both his delicate hands; and, my-  hopes   of   o'ne   day-entering the diplo- ( self having interpreted the remark, his  matio    service   himself,    a'  career   for i Excellency   was   pleased   to   signify   his'  which   I   ventured   to   think   that   his j -on-placencc.     "There!      That   is    per-  blani   pre-occupation   with   the   purely | feet.   ��� Exactly   so,   for    one    moment,  unpractical affairs of life fitted him lo   please!"     _  admiration. I never met a young gen- j The Photographic Artist almost  tleman who so exactly resembled a ! rushed back to the great velvet-cover  character in some agreeable and fan- ! Df his machine, and hiding himself  lastic comedy or story, rather than a therein, emerged after a few seconds,  flesh and blood personage in this busy, smiling rapturously and announcing  striving work-a-day world of ours. . His that the operation had been eminently  innocence   regarding   the   Oriental  char-    satisfactory.  acter was most marked, and his inter- ' 'And now for the group," said tho  est in the affairs of the Mission was, rosy-cheeked Mr. Jones, who seemed to  like his complexion, singularly fresh, have grown quite at home in his knee:  unstained, and pleasing. ' And .that is breeches and silk stockings by thi*  really all I know about Mr. Jones, be- time, and carried his 'tinkling sword  yond the fact that ho hired a Court with the ease of long familiarity witX  dress  for four guineas from a Jew   in ��� the air of Courts.  Covent Garden, in order that he might I So we set about arranging ourselvc-a  appear at Court in the train of Sidi in more or less picturesque attitudes  4.bd er Rahman Kintaii, and lh.it rn at one end of the apartment, until  the course of conversation he generally brought to order by the Photographic  made pleasant and innoceDt remarks Artist, who seemed inclined to hurry  which   bore   in   some   way   cither   upon    ever this portion of the programme,   I  cricket, photography, or the'Varsity- thought, .and   who  said   now  that  we  The   mornin"  of   the   Mission's   first    should do  ideii<>i>i.cru         .  ���akirt-dancing.    He asked if they wouh  be aocorded positions of special honoi  during royal receptions and the likei, a'  the Court of St. James's.   I rcplred tha'  I hardly thought bo.  ���n.  "Then it is indeed as I thought,'-' sai  the ambassador;  "and there can be no  .floufct  but  that   your   English   Oovcrn  "SfcfTfi" mightily  afraid of my mantes  ���Abd el Aziz of Morocco, and desrres lo  ��av   him   most   humble   court, despite  Iheir   occasional   loud   talk  of   ���endi'i,"  warships to enforce claims and the liL"  Such talk need not be seriously consul  ered by us, who are of the Faithful,  think." ,. ., ,  I  requested  further enlightenment  iv  to  these  somewhat  remarkable  conch'  sionB of the ambassador's.  "Well,   tho11 secst," he explained,    :  our country the women of our dalliance  the   slaves   of   our   womcn'3   quarter?  are not thought of seriously by person.'  of rank     They are not at all as wives.  you" understand.     Now,   when   I   cam"  icrosB the water to your country here  feeing a man of note in  my own coun  try and standing high  in the favor o'  mv    master���may    Allah    prolong    ln-  .fceing a man of note in  my own coun  my   maa��� -.. . - ,  4iy��t���I   naturally   brought some three  or four women with me ainv,��  ihou knowest; it is not fitting that a Be  tlevcr should subject his wives to tin  fca/.arda of travel among infidels.    >ow.  E'lerr thofce my female slaves did alig-r  mi the great ship, your Lord Cham  rlnin and the high representatives or  your Sovereign who c.uiie to greet u-,  did resoectfully turn their backs until  iuoh time ao these my slave women  were effectually hidden in the train, arid  in dismounting f,rom the train here  in London, it was the same, and carefully closed and shuttered carnages  were provided for them, your greatest  officials humbly bowing and turning  aside from their path, much to the.secret 'merriment' of these my slaves, who  *aoh and all knew what it was to  chaffer openly in Mar-rakish marketplace with lowly sellers of vegetables.  *nd that with scarcely a cloth over  their lips���if I may be pardoned for  aiamlng matters so private." (In this  connection, I must quote a remark.his  Excellency "made, .to' me a few days  ���later. "Why, sir," said he, with swelling cheat, "do you know that your  Soyerelgn Lord and Lady received mc  at thu Palace with my shoes on and my  djcllabhood raised, a guise, b'AUaih, in  which no letter-writing scribe, aiixiou3  for a fee, would allow me to enter his  house in Morocco. Those things speak  louder than'words." It is true they do,  to an Oriental. ' My blond boiled as I  listened, for I know the Oriental feeling In such matters, as who does not  who has lived in Eastern lands! Also,  i knew that finely elaborated details  ���of all this would reach every city gate  and coffce-scentwi place of g03sir3 in  ���Sunset Land. And it was so.) "Thus  then lira ansrrred that my master and  ���his messengers are greatly feared and  reverenced here among the infidels, who  The   mornrn0   _ ,  reception at the Court of St. James s  was f a truly great occasion for my  friend Shiekh Abd el Majeed. As a relative of Sidi Abd er Rahman's he accompanied the Mission, whilst I si-tili'i.  myself with a cigar aud a novel rn the  Prince's Gate mansion, to await the return of my Moorish friends, and hear  their   account   of   their   brave,   doings.  very well as we were.  "It was only the portrait of 'Abd er  Rahman that he was anxious to secure," I told myself. "And that done,  he wants to gel awayl"  And indeed it was rather remarkable,  the rapidity with .which Mr. Montgomery completed his arrangements iu the  matter of this second operation.  "That  must be  a   deuced  funny  sort  Mr. Jones was iimonrr the Eim-pi-iin at-    of a  camera;  1 should  very much like  ten'dants upon tlu; Mission. re=plciidun!    x"  *-���-  -   '--'-  -'   :* "   - -1  in his Covent Garden costume, though  a little nervous I fancied wiih regnr'l  to the proper disposition of his nicicul  plated sword. lie seemed to b* greail..  inspirited bv mv assuring him that lu  looked -'ripping." 1 chose the .uljcctivi'  with forethought, and I think it seivei  its turn. ,        ,   ,  .  Scarcely had the Mission departed )-  the three coaches from tl:.'! ^'"iy  sfables, which had come to couvc;  'hern, than one of the f online:, .it  taclred to the mansion pie-sunUd in  with the card of a gentleman who d'  scribed himself as a "Photngrirpln  Artist," in handsome Old English It-1  loring, 'and said that he had come 1).  ippofntment with the head of the Mi-  -ion to take portraits of the Moon*'  "mbassador and his suiLe ou their r<  ���.urn from audience at the Palace,  ���equestcd   the   footman   to   show   tin  Tr. Gerald Montgomery into tire moi:  ig  room,  where   1   then   sat  over   m  ovel,   and   prepared to   entertain  hu  ending the return of the Mission.  Mr. Montgomery proved to be a gei  Pieman whose artistic temperament di-  -ilaved itself conspicuously in tlie  fas:  'jn" of   his   necktie,   a   truly  s>esi.hctn.  ���iece   of   drapery,   in  the  arrangemen,.  ���f    his    glossy    and    plenteous    locks.  nd   in   the   almost   effusive   gracious  less   of    his   general   demeanor.      li-  .urrled   a   camera    and    other    photo  ,Taphic    impedimenta    with   h'm,    an-  was   attired  most  elegantly   rn  cloth-  .vhich I am assured must have been o.-  -uiried from tlie most expensive quarte  ��� f Bond street.   In conversation 1 roun  iim what my grandmother would h.n  ���ailed   an   agiceabie   "rattle;   and,   put  .ing aside   what   seemed   to   me an e>  cessive  devotion' to   the  irse  of  stron,  iicrfumes, and a rather   nervous   alert  ���less  in  manner,  both   of  wlucn    peep  !;arities I conrrected in some way wil  hid   artistic   temperament,   I cm bourn  i.o say   that   I   found Sir. Montgomery  is pleasant a person  to  pais  the tim  of day with as you would meet :a a any .  march. .  It  was   upon   tho   return oi tho Mi-  -!on from   their   presentation   ut   Corn  that  Mr. Montgomery'*, habits of ncu  orrsneas   and    the    manipulation    of   i  -tron^ly    scented   handkerchief   becam  most "strongly marked.   But, to be fturv  they were' not the sort of peculianticr  at  which   a  man   takes ...umbrage,   am'  for my part I was moved   to  frrendh  sympathy with the Photographic Artisi.  in   hia   trepidation   among   the   exalted  foreigners,   the   more   so   -when I overheard old  Sidi Abd er Rahman growling in hiB beard, after I had introduced  Mr. Montgomery, something to  the effect thati��� '  '_  ���  "The Kaffir, sou of a burnt Kaffir,  has no right here among the Faithful.  He plagued me with his letters, but J  did not truly aay that he might come  here." .   ' , ��� '       '  Out of sheer good-nature, I assured  tho old Moor that upon this occasion,  when hini3elf and his suite presented  so imposing an appearance, it would hi  a thousand pities not to have aornn  permanent record of their, magnificence. As a fact, I think my appeal  to his vanity won over Abd er Rahman  and gained the day for the Photo-  graphic Artist. The ambassador had a  fancy for :v picture of himself robed  more si.li-.ndidly than he would ever be  in hia * own land, where tha Koranic  injunctions regarding display of finery  and the like aro very strictly followed  to have a look at. it," murmured Mr  Jones, over my left shoulder. "How  in tho world he can focus the whole  lot of us at th'it distance, spread out  like this, I- can't imagine. It must be  one of Stuhpelheit's new cameras, I  fancy. I must see the photographer  about it before he goes. Phew! Why,  hy Jove, he's finished, and he never  look the cap off'. .That's devilish odd,  you know.   I must cc-r���"  And at that moment a great shout  arose from Ibn Mar/.uk, his Excellency's slipper-bearer.  "My lord's crown; the eyes of light  with the flowers of emerald���where  are they?"  Every eye was turned upon the snowj  turban of his Excellency. The magnificent aigrette no longer blazed over hi*  right temple; the Sultan's jewels, worth  a king's ransom, men said, had van  rshed utterly.  "To the doors I" screamed old Abd  er Rahman, who no doubt had seen  something of theft and thievery during  his thirty years at the Court of Morocco. And to be sure it would be  no joke for him, this particular lo3*  His Shareefian Majesty has a shon  way with defaulting Ministers, anil  'failing the return of his aigrette, th.  chances were that Sidi Abd er Ra'i  man would enjoy small favor, hut onl..  a very painful and drawn out kind o  death on his return to Sunset Land.  I, for one, was prepared to swear thi.  :he aigrette had been in its place whin  iis Excellency returned from the pres  ntation at Court. Its wonderful sh<-2'  ��� nd brilliance had attracted my after.  .Ion whilst the ambassador was beir  posed for his portrait.  There was a   whispered    consultatio  unong the Moors, from which I caug!  i  growl from the ambassador with  r-  ference to "El A/.fel,"  that is, the br.  linado, for the "NVrani," or the. Chn  tians.     Then it was announced by  h  Excellency's   secretary    that     everyo-  present was to  be searched,  with    tl  :xceptlon, of course, of the great nra  ���ir'nself.     I could think of nothing p."  incnt to urge against this step, thou;-  [  could see  that  it  moved  my yoir  riend   Mr. Jones  to  very   marked d'  n:st   and   wrath.     As  for  the  Phot  graphic   Artist,   the   only   other ">���':'  uene"    then    present,    he    was    m�� i  .bliging in the  matter,  nnd  having e  i'ressed deep regret regarding   this  si-  rular incident,  moved his camera ash!  uid stood. beside Sir. Jones and^ myscl  vvith  his hands  raised  above  his hem  like  ft man   "bailed  up'.'  by    brigand  the better,   I  suppose,   to -facilitate  'borough   aearch   of -his .person.'.  Co;  tainly, I could see  that  this  action   i\  his  commended   him  favorably . to   Sin  Abd er Rahman, though it did not ap  ;ear to please Mr. Jones.  "Bai Jove!" muttered that young gen  tleman. "DoeB he think we are ���  iot of bally pickpockets, or convicts  or what?"     .  To cut ��� the story short, let rae sa;  that we were all very thorough I.i  searched, Moors and Christians alike.,  and never a sign of the Sultan's splen  did aigrette was discovered. Angoi  nnd consternation strove for master-  in tho almost livid face of the old am  bassador. I gathered that. he was_ ir  favor of an immediate administration  of  the bastinado,   in   the   case of the  I acknowledged' the tribute with a bow.  I have seen' the bastinado administered  in Sunset Land, and had no wish to  prove mv 'honesty by tasting of'it'niy  .self.- ^'Further, Sidi, I, Abd cl Majee'l,  would myself cut down the first man,  though he were bur Lord the Sultan,  who should lay hands on my friend,  whose bread we have all e.rten. But���  I would liave a word with thee, privately; Sidi." -  Tlie Sheikh drew the ambassador  aside, and together they muttered fuij  some moments, Abd er Rahman nodding his turbaned old head vigorously, as in emphatic agreement with  my Sheikh's suggestions. Then tha  Sheikh moved forwaid to where a massive silver ink-pot stood upon a writing-table, and raising the lid - of the inkpot, paused lo look about him around  the room. At length his eyes fell upon  Mr. Jones, who was somewhat sulkily  playing with his sword, and swearing  under" his breath, by Jove! his favorite, apparently, among the gods. ,, ,  With great politeness the Sheikh je-  questod Mr. Jones to nppioach him,  and to hold out .his'-right hand. This  the young gentleman from the University accordingly did. and into ther  center of his pink right palm the  Sheikh proceeded to splash a great  round blot of ink, which he scooped out  of the ink-pot with a sort of ivory egg-  spoon (a nail-cleaner, as I was afterwards informed), handed him for tho  purpose by one of the attendants.  His lnk-blottcd pink *palm ��� extended  before him, Mr. Jones followed tho  Sheikh to the large buy window, and  there halted. The Sheikh assumed a  demeanor of' great earnestness, and  passed his extended hands several  times to and fro before the young gentleman's face, commanding him at < the  same time to look fixedly into the little  fool of Jnk upon his right palm. Then  ���nsued whispered talk between tho  Sheikh and Mr.. Jones, of which I  inught only, occasional phrases here and  there. That Mr. Jones wn3 now as  rvax in the hands of the Sheikh was  ipparent to the most casual observer.  "Look welll Where goes he now?  Mark well the " r   ���  I caught no more. '  Suddenly the Sheikh bent forward  tnd wiped the ink from tho hand of  Mr. Jones.' Then he made some fur-'  lher movements with his hands before  (he young gentleman's face and turned  away. Mr. Jones shook his head,  Toughed, blinked once or twice, and  walked slowly to my side muttering,  (is though this singular incident of the  Ink-splash had 'not occurred at all;  "Bai JoveI- Do. they take us for a lot  of pickpockets, or what?"  "Gentlemen, this very regrettable 5n-  rident is one which I deeply deplore."  M was the Photographic Artist who ba-"  (fan to speak now, his manner suggesting a curious blend of extreme nervous haste and extreme deference.  "But as I am expected in the matter of  three other professional engagements  this morning, I fear that I must ask  vou to excuse me now. I���er���in fact,  ft is highly necessary���I would say  that I really must be going without  further delay.  And the Artist gathered up his photographic oddments as he spoke. But,  to hia confusion, it appeared that no  sort of attention was paid to the matter of his extremely polite remarks.  The doorkeepers fixed their regard upon  must leave at once���I���"  The Photographic Artist showed '. o  great deal of natural distress over, the  smashing of his instrument, and surprisingly little resentment, 1 thought, as  he moved toward.the door.        . '���  "Let no man leave this'room!" thundered old Abd er Rahman. -   ', ,  '   So   there  we   stood.    Meantime, Mi  Jones, an  ardent photographer  himself,  had picked up the broken  camera, and  was carefully examining il, with a view  jto determining the extent of its iujurieij'  I    supposed. .   Seeing    this,    the    very  embarrassed   Mr. Montgomery   How o lochia   side, nnd  seized   the  fractured    inJ  fllrumcnt quite jealously. '  "Ei-���pray don't trouble!" said he, liko  Mr. Toots. "It's of no consequent  whatever, I assure you; it's not^ of the  slightest consequence���er���it's not a  very good camera."  "Indeed," said Mr. Jones; "I quito  thought-it must be one of Stuhpelheit'a  new panoramic extensions, when I saw  how you managed that big group. I  wish you'd let me have a 'look at it.  What's the idea in that sort 'of sunken  space under the back screw?"  "Oh, that is merely a flaw in���er���  But 1 will explain it to yon at my  ���tudio' with pleasure. Perhaps you  will 'call round���I���er���I really  must���  er "  Tho Photographic Artist was obviously very much put about. ��� I felt  quite sympathetic for him.  "Let   me   Bee   that,"   put   in   Shoikh  Abd   el  Majeed,  striding    up    to    Mr.  Montgomery.    "There  1  shall   find   my '  picture,  perhaps."  "Indeed, sir, I assure you Tthat lt ia  not possiblo for your picture to���,  cr-^���"  "You can't possibly see it, now you'v*  stupidly smashed the thing, you know?*,  skid Afr. Jones, speaking with feeling  for a follow photographer, no. doubt.  The Sheikh haid nothing, but snatched -'  the   camera   from    the   hands   of   th��'  Photographic Artist, who,"to my'aaton-^  ishment, turned nt onco and fled wlldlj;  toward  one  of  tho   doora.   ;��� "He  prob- ,  obly   thinka   now   that   he   has     fallen   ,  among  savage  cannibals,   at-' least," " I  thought,  and  walked  after 'Mr.   Montgomery with a view to reassuring him.'  Hearing a about behind me, I turned ia  time to ace the Sheikh slit open the ro-  cesa  below  the "camera with  the  point  of  his  dagger,   thus   exposing   his   Excellency's magnificent aigrette, or rather  the   Sultan's,  neatly  ensconced  in   cot��  ���ton-wool.,  '&idi    'U-J    ml. P. n-���vr..yn   Juuix&alx.    de&  manded  ttiat  the  right hand  and  left  foot of the Photographic  Artist should'  jit' once   be   cut   off,' ..this   being   the  Method most approved in such circumstances in  the  realm  of'his Shareefian1  Nlajesty, Abd el .Aziz.    I ventured    to  interpose here, for already two attendants had  dragged   the   barely  conscious  Mr. Montgomery to the side* of his Ex-  kellency's   cushions.      I   explained   that  we Britishers had a  prejudice in  favor  of  formal   trial  and   sentence  in   these  natters, and requested  that a footman  jelonging  to  the  house  might at once  ��e sent out for a police officer.  After some rather fierce discussion, in  ihe course of which his suspense  seemed to weigh very heavily upon Mr.  Montgomery, this was done, and the  Artist, with his wonderful camera, his  flowing, ��� but disarranged, necktie and  his other belongings, was removed from  our presence by a stalwart member 'of  the Metropolitan 'force. *   We learned in  the ceiling, and my friend   the   Sheikh .  was  busy  in  a  whispered  conversation I tn��  course of a week  that Mr.  Mont  with hia Excellency the ambassador. f ����_mel7 .wa3 ,one   of   the  most   expert  "Sir!" cried the Sheikh, suddenly  wheeling round upon the Photographic  Artist, "be not so hasty, I beg you.  The losa we all deplore is a great one,  but my lord, his Excellency, is not a  man of one jewel. Let us put it aside,  and, since you have the picture of his  Excellency, who ia a relation of mine,  I beg you will now take one of me,  without delay.    See, I stand!"  And my friend the Sheikh threw himself at once into a pose of really splendid defiance. Just so and not otherwise "might a Moorish Emperor have le-  ceived an ambassadorial petitioner  from the infidels in the bad old days of  that sainted butcher, Moulai Ismail, of  bloody but revered memory in Morocco.  To my surprise the artrstic value of  the picture did not seem to appeal to  Mr. -Montgomery. Indeed it seemed at  first he would not take the portrait;  ao he fussed, and nervously insisted  upon the value of his time, and the necessity for his immediate departure.  "You will take my portraitl" said the  Sheikh quietly, but with exceeding  masterfulness. And the Photographic  Artist proceeded forthwith to arrange  hia camera in position.'  "Thank youl" said he mechanically,  when the operation was completed.  "And now let me see the picture," de  manded the Sheikh. And I was aur-  prised at the ignorance he displayed, foi  I had once before had occasion to explain  to him that photographs require development. Mr. Montgomery naturally protested that there was aa yet no picture  to show. ������'���  "Natheleaa,  I   will   see  it,"  persistec:.  ���Iheikh Abd el Majeed, walking threateningly toward She camera.  "Oh, come, you know, but that's ah  >urd," put in Mr. Jones, advancing upu"  the. photographer's  side.     "You    can't.,  vou know, until it's developed."  "Do you refuse?"." demanded th  Sheikh m stentorian tones of the no\  hopelessly- confused Photographio Art  ist. ���'.���..'���.'���  "You see, my dear sir, it is impoe  sible to show you now, and���I' realh  must be going. I think it is not' i  very good picture���indeed, that is !.���  say���I���"  .���'.,-'  With one blow of his fiat the Sheiki  ��ent the camera flying off its starrn  and before Mr. Jones, who was irrdiir  nantly running to the photographer'-  assistance, muttering something aboii  a "benighted  savage,"   could   interfe.rr  Christians preser.t, at all events, wither Sheikh ��� had . effectually smashed tl  view to encouraging a conrcssron.    i non  my friend the Sheikh stopped forward,  "gidi,"  said )ie   to   tha   ambassador,  machine with his foot.  "Now get mc nry picture," said he, m  jewel thieves in Europe, an artist," indeed, and one for whom the police were  already anxiously looking in connection  with another and a more successful  robbery than the present one.  But I never quite got to the bottom  of, nrv Sheikh's experiment with " tho  ink-blot in the rosy hand of young  Mr. Jones. I gathered that it was tho  Moorish form of crystal-gazing, and tha  Sheikh said he had enabled Mt. Jones,  by hypnotism, to see the whole theft  in the ink-blot. But whatever the process, the Sheikh certainly managed the  matter very ably, ns we all agreed.  And he now wenrs a very handsome silver-sheathed dagger, with a hig emerald in Its haft, sent him by the Sultan  after the story reached Morocco.���"Corn-  Hll Magazine."  Jack���How are you going toT sprVTi  the summer?  Tom���I am going to spend it travelling from one seaside place to another until I find a girl worth a million  or two who wants to be loved and married for herself alone.���Tit-Bits.  Rimer���Your friend, the editor,  wouldn't accept my poem. He said he  was really sorry, but   Harkins���Yes, he told me he felt for  you.  Rimer���So  he did,   but    I was too  quick for him.���Philadelphia Ledger.  ������������  "It 'pears dat de opportunities of  dis life," said Uncle Eben, "is aheap  like fish.;. Its' alius de bigges' one��  dat gits away."���Washington Star.  "Ha, ha I" laughs the reader ot p'iay��  BS he glances over the manuscript submitted to him by the aspiring author;  "I am glad you like my little effort," blushes the author, making a  vain attempt to conceal his rapture.   ���;'���  "Oh, I haven't read the thing yet,*  is the chilling reply. "I was merely"  laughing at the absurdity of the idea ot  calling  this   a  monologue." _  , "And why?" _ .  "Well, for one thing, it has a cast or  ���characters calling for two people.Now,  a monologue is something that la  spoken by one person only. The word!  'monologue' is derived "  "It's your mistake," interrupts ttr��  aspiring author with much dignity.  "Will you kindly notice that the title'  of the manuscript is 'Marricrl Life' ?"���.  Judge.  S *��3^^^  ?.2u*5;Rri6EtoBMi  irtrvimni..^^^. M<.  -��J"��U<=J��^&-Tra*^��^d,te��ifc^  ri'^m^j^sseis&s^i^^iass  * .ww^" ."�����.��  ���*  1-^  The, Desire '  '   OF ALL NaTIONS.-  \t  SAMUEL FALLOV."S, HUhop o��~Mio  Reformed Kpi'.cop.il Church, Chicago.  And the desire of all uullons shall come,  vllaggai, 11, 7. , ��^  The wants met by Cliristianily��arc  deeper than those provided"for by civilization. The new gospel whiclPis being preached���fust civilize and then  Christianize���is putting the tender before the locomotive.  Herbert Spencer has maintained with  great force in his treatise on education that the moral nature is the  fiist in time and importance to be cultivated. But the moial nature of a  man is bound up inseparably with his  religious nature. ��  All true morality has its basis in religion. Hence it ib that, the most permanent, persistent, far-reaching piin-  ciples and sentiments of man have,  sprung - from the cential core of his  .Worshipful being. If, then, wc would  begin fundamentally to train him aii^ht  we must lay hold (irmly and correctly  upon his devout tendencies; if wc  .would develop Iii ni in manward breadth  ��nd in Godward height wc must first  elarify his spiritual'virion.  Christianity alone of all the world's  religions has the elements of pcrfect-  ness, universality and adaptability in it.  Ncne other possesses the ' power of  fcssmilating and transforming into its  . own nature whatever may be found of  value either among the barbaric or existent civilized nations with*'which il  comes in contact. Very often, however, the friends of Christianity have  assumed a false position in maintaining that it teaches the opposite of all  that man ever desired or thought before itsr light illuminated his undcr-  Itt-nding or its grace renewed his heart.  On the contrary, as we look to Hivn  .who was "the desire of all nations," the  'distinctive power and glory of Christianity are clearly manifested - in this  Unique fact, that it, and it alone, meets  the wants of the spiritual nature ' of  mankind, uttered in all religions, and  reveals the  glorious    realities    which  they but dimly shadowed forth. "Whatever of righteousness 'Judaism held,  v.'hateYir of good the Greek philosophy  taught, whatever of beauty the Greek  mythology embodied, whatever of sublimity the Eastern mysticism dreamed,  whatever of majesty the Roman law  contained is taken up in Christianity  and set forth in all its glorious substantiality."  Christ Jesus-was not the simple outgrowth of His age, as many unfriendly  critics of the supernatural in His life  have tried so hard to prove. It would  be a mrracle far transcending all tha  miracles which the New Testament records if such a character were to blossom out of the thoughts, the ideas, the  tendencies or the deeds of the time m  which He lived. His own people "expected" .a more victorious Joshua, a  more magnificent Herod, a wider ruling Caesar, a wiser Moses, a holier  Abraham. -Their expectation was fulfilled, as many of our prayers arc answered, not in the manner desired or  looked for, but in the way Divine Providence wisely and truly ordains.  They could not sec that in the form  of this wayfaring man, manger bor,i  and Nazareth bred, there was One  more powerful than him of old by  whom the 'waters of Jordan were parted as he entered at the head of tlio  wandering tubes into the promised  land. Thoy could not see in Hun the  One who should hush the stormy  winds and calm the roaring seas, and  at last lead over the Jordan of dentil  in glorious triumph the believing, wan-  'dering tribes of earth, into the Canaan  of everlasting rest. They could not  see as He stood before Ilerod, clad in  the old purple robe���the mock insignia  of royalty���with not a single supporter,  that He was clothed with panoply li-  vine, and behind I lim and about [lim  mere the myriad legions of the skies.  They did not sec, as lie stood bare  and bleeding before Pikr.e's bar, that  when this representative of the wide-  ruling Caesar lifted from that lacerated back the insulting emblems of imperial rule, trying to melt their stony  hearts to pity, the government was upon His shoulders and of the increase of  His kingdom there should be no end.  They did not see-t'nai in Him were all  tha hidden treasures of wisdom and  knowledge, and lhat arr infinitely wiser  teacher and leader than Moses was  among them.   They did not grasp the.  J\ ' tne vast multitude in the theatre, witn  "thunders of 'applause, to their feet  when'it first fell upon lh"ir ears, "I ?m  a man, and"there is nothing pertaininti  to humanity which is- foreign to me,"  was, therefore, true only of Him in  Rh"oin'"lhe fulness ol" the Godhead  'dwclleth bodily." None but He can  satisfy vhe imperious needs of universal  man and as the all-powtfrful divine  magnet draws'all men unto llim.    11��.  Wee McPheisoa,  alone can say. with the authority of a  God, and yet witli the persuasiveness of  a perfect sympathizing heart: "Co-ne  unto me. all ye tli: c labor and arc  heavy laden, and I .will give vou res.1."  Education of the Blue Bloods.  The new governess, having by the p.is-  ilve assistance of tho school-ioom pier-  glass primly patted her back hair "and  bestowed an admonitory twist upon tho  silver "Mizpah" locket, adorning n p. r-  licularly scraggy tin oat, turned affably  to hor two pupils, and in a prim'"MiaS  Edgcworth" sort of manner, remarked:  "My dears,'the countess having left  the ordering of your cour��c of study entirely in my hands, [ puipose following  .the method I have hitherto pursued in  the numerous highly respectable and intensely supeiior middle-class families il  has been my privilege, to educationally  direct. We will therefore commence with  the simplest lessons suitable for your  years, your sex and station. It is now  ten o'clock. Until 10.30 we will concentrate our attention upon the c.iligraphic  art. You, Lady Blanche, will iri'ilo out  'Modesty ia the crown of womanhood'  twenty-live tiino3; while yon. L.ulv Kr-  myntrude, will tiansci'ibe 'Vii lue is'life's  purest pearl' in similar ratio."  Lady Blanche, aged eleven, took from  her pocket an elegant bonbonniere, and  choosing therefrom a marron glace with  the same earctul earnestness lhatta ma-'  ture smoker betrays when selecting a  cigar from a well-filled ease, proceeded bo  daintily nibble the corners..  Then, leaning comfortably hack in the  low rocking-chair and crossing her long  legs in a ladylike manner, she bestowed  e comprehensive wink upon the more juvenile Ermyntrude, and said, pleasantly:  "My dear Miss Frrrmpletowzer, it will  be belter for all parlies concerned if we  come to an immediate and perfectly clear  understanding.   You, 1 presume, for the  sake of a certain number of spondulicks  paid quarterly or annually, as the case  may be, have agreed to impress upon our  plastic minds certain tiite items of cut-  Und-dried   information   which   6erve' to  ,make up,  as a  whole, what -is  termed  education, whilst we���my sister and myself���as a duty we are supposed to owe  to   our parents,   have  consented  to  bo  thus impressed.    So far so good.    But  when you speak of modesty and virtue  in the���forgive me if there is"1 anything  offensive in my manner of putting it! ���  childish,  middle-class  manner  to  which  you have, from your own admission, hitherto been accustomed, you fairly make  une tired!    Why, good gracious!    Sup  pose sister Ethel had followed your first  maxim, and hadn't made a dead set at  the Duke of  Du'lhorough,  and  dogged  him  all over  the  blessed   shop,  so   to  Bpeak, do you imagine she would now be  a duchess and a persona grata even in  royal circles'   Or what becomes of mother���who has been three limes divorced���  if your second aphorism is worth a pinch  of salt?    No, no!    Modesty and virtue  are excellent things in their proper place  -^whieh I opine to be some musty dictionary safely stowed away upon some  'top shelf.    What we principally require  is some little practice in waltz-steps and  the perfecting of our French accent, the  latter of which���Errny's in particular���I  frankly admit to be vile.   You'll have a  capital berth here when you got to know  the rope3���providing, of course, that we  pull together.    In  that little cupboard  there, behind the bookcase, you'll find a  bottle of cherry brandy and a box of  fairly decent cigarettes, and underneath  .the sofa cushion is a copy of Gautier's  'Mademoiselle    de    Maupin,' which    we  prigged from mother's boudoir, and which  will certainly not bo missed for a day or  'two.    Suppose wc begin with a cut at  that for an hour or so?   There's heaps  of words I can't make out, and the dictionary's such slow work!"  And as every hair upon the respectable  governess's head betrayed inepressible  symptoms of standing bolt upright, she  added, easily:  "I suppose even you've had a mash or  two in your time? But you shall tell us  .all about it at your leisure. Ermy, dear,  do run upstairs and fetch my puIF. You'll  find it between the poudre de Ninon box  and my ivory-backed church-service."���  English paper.  j_ ���   Hurrah 1  Ifife-J-  1,��,'r>__!i,nf t'-.s Tirr-an.Fai'rlic  School of Literature.) .  i When llobert 'came home from-'tho  day's work Mary said so1ji > ly: "Buh-  bert, I want ye lo punish Met lcrson an'  gie him a guid skelpiu'."  ','Dod,'ay! 'The wean's fine. I'll no  skelp him," replied Robert with a fond  glance at wee McPhcrson, who was scrs-  soiing off small pieces of the cat's tail.  "He trun wee Mo!lie doon the well,  an' she was sair- diookil an' abool  drooned."       .  "He's the wean," said the father,  though with a ��� cautioii3 admiration.  "Whit dae ye want me to>dae? I carina  skelp him." . '  "Ya munna,gie him ony curran'-eoke.  the nicht; he'disna deserve it. Tell him  so, llubbert. McPherson, slop mutilat-  in' the cat} an' dowkle to your paw."  "Aweel," said Robert, gloomily.'"Come  here, rioo, MeHierson."  Wee McPherson fitiL-h d Ihe cat's I ail  with one last snip and walked over coclc-  ily to his parent. "Whit wey dp a' cat  gieel, when ye cut aff iU tail, paw?"  "^IcPhcison," said   "Robcit,    affecting '  seventy,   "ycr   maw   ij   fair     atl'rontit. |  Whit wey did yc trim wee Molllc (loon ;  the   well'?'. Didna ye   ken   she    ciiiuui  boom l'| '  - '-Whil wcy'caftna she soom, paw?"  "Fine wc.ui!" said'l'obei'l. * > '  "ITaud ycr torgue!" spoke up Mary.  "He's no line."  "McPherson," said , Robert, nerving  himself for the blow, "ycr maw says ye  aro no fine, an' ye are no to have ony  curran'-cakc the nicht."  "Boo-hoo!" bawled wee , McPherson,  and Robert wept'with him.' "Mary," he  whispered, "I'm thinkin' the wean's been  punished enough. He's unco tender of  hairt, Dod, ay!"  "Hoots, monl But aweel!" replied  Mary." "Ye may gie him the curran'-  oake now, Rubbert."  Wee McPherson seized the currant  cake and retired triumphantly to a corner, followed by the fond glances of both  parents.  "He's such a wee deevill". murmured  Mary, softlv.  "Dod, ayf" said Robert.   '  GLOSSARY.  "Bawl," to cry.'  "Cat," a domestic animal.  "Cockily,"   pertly.  "Gloomily," moodily.  - "Paw," father. "    '  "The," definite article,      ,     '    ,  "Trun," to throw.        -     -*  "Weep," to shed 'tears.   .        "     <.     ,  "Well," a water supply.   '  "Work," labor.���Chicago, "Tribune."  tearless eyes, a man and woman sat by a  little crib, wondering why this great sorrow, should come upon tlicin.���-Cliicasro  "Tribune." ���   , b  .Mainly About People.,  Overcoming the Obstacle.  "Yes," said the young man who was  taking the young woman for an auto  Jride, "the auto has its advantages; but  still there i3 a great difference between  it and the good old horse." I  "Oh, yes; I suppose there is" an- i  swered the young woman. j  "For instance," went on the young  man, "with the hoise, -when one .was  driving with the pretty girl, he could  hold the lines in one hand, or wrap them  about the whip, and���and���and hug the  girl."  "Oh-h-h-fo! you awful thing!" exclaimed the blushing young woman. ���  They sped along in silence for several 1  mile3.    At last the timid young thing  said:  "But I should think that difficult}  could be easily overcome." '       I  "What difficulty?���' asked the young,  man. \  "Why, that���what you said about thr !  times when the men took the girls driv- j  ing behind a horse, and���and when they ;  wrapped the lines about the whip, and I  when they���they���oh, when they did |  what you say they did." |  "I don't see how it could be overcome," .  said the youth.    "If you stop the auto ',  it's liable to start up of itself and upset-  you in the ditch, and a fellow simply '  has to keep both hands busy while, it i.��  in motion,"  "I know," faltered the girl; "but���but  it seems to me there would be a way."  "I'd like to know what it is."  "Well, couldn't the girl���couldn't she  hug���-hug the man?"  Item's of Interest  "in-  truth He had previously uttered, "Bo-  fore Abraham was I am," the self-  existent, the Holy One from all eternity. These things were hidden from  llicm through their prejudices, tlvir  slrbboinucss, their conceit, their utib.v  Ucf.  He was, therefore, not the mere human embodiment of a great nalinnil  ��� end of conception or sweep of '.movement.. He was not the mere expression of what: war, best and .highest'in.  the uttered or'unexpressed beliefs of  Mis ; contemporaries, nor even in  the 'imagiivitibn. ���of the nobl.-st  thinkers of all the previous centuries. Tie was God's actualized  conception of all t lint was perfect  in man, the ideal ���ot ���luitn'ini;y,  "Me was the consummate flower ot  the hum in race." 'flint grand sentence  "'��� 'he Roman. Terence wliic  ���Stop!"  ' '��)VJla't Js y��l,r 'blls'n��ss with me, oir?"  I  have none at all;   this is merely  pleasure."  Thereupon,     Bronkhorsfc     Thickncck  Sluggs, the famous boulder-shaped halfback, who measured 3x4x0 1-2 feet, and ,  weighed on the high side of 240 pounds,   sureinent.  seized the haughty gentleman-chauffeur      Decimal  'by the  throat, yanked him out of his  sumptuous puff-cart, thrashed the ground  with  him till  his    shoe-soles flew   off,  filled the air full of him, and flung him  into an adjacent tree-top, where he hung  quivering and limp, and giving a most  excellent imitation of a party who had  received all thai wa-i coming to him.  "You ran over my uncle, last week,  and he left every penny of his vast fortune to an orphan asylum!" said Bronk-;  horst Thickneek Sluggs, as he turned re-'  gretfully away.���"Town Topics."  (With acknowledgments to the  formative" journals.)  In England two-and-si\pence is equivalent to half a crown.  There will be seven days in next week.  Roughly speaking there are twenty-four  hours lo every day. Statistic3 show that  three hundred and si.\ty-five of these  days go to make up a year.  In North stieet, Kentish Town, there  are only live lamp-posts and five lamps.  This is not unlike a street in Bishop  Auckland, where there are six lampposts and six 1: .ips.  In connection with the Stockbrokers'  walk to Brighton it may be noted that  there are 1,700 yards in a mile. A mile  is one of our accepted standards of mea-  "1 wonder the Smith's bahv has turned  out so big." "Indeed! Why?" "Well,  you know, it was brought up on condensed milk."  "When a woman wishes to retire from  the world," says the'Munayunk Philosopher  "she enters a nunnery.   All a man  coinage is accepted in France.  The English value of a franc is slightly  .under tenperrce.   Our own shilling is, of  course,   worth   rather   over   two-pence  more.  The present Edward is the seventh who  has ruled over England. Hi3 predecessor of the same name wa3 Edward VI.���  "Punch." j  !l  Their Great Sorrow.  h brought   -.Philadelphia "Record."  ous woman.'  "I am so worried about baby," says  the fond young mother   to   the   proud  young father.   '���'What's the matter?   He  isn't siek, i3 ho?"  asked  the husband,  j with some natural alarm showing itself  | on his countenance.'. "Xo, but he is be-,  I ginning to talk, and���-"'   "And what?'  Does  lie  have    tin    impediment  in  his i  speechV"   "Xo.    Worse than that.    Ho  says things that don't: sound any more  . sensible than the choruses to the popular song*!"   That night, with strained/'  I     As tJho coffin containing the affectionate wife-of a sorrowing husband was being conveyed lo the churchyard in a ccr-  i tain country palish in the South of Scotland it accidentally ^struck agi ;nst the  corner of a wall, in consequence of which  ' circumstance the deceased was   .roused  from a trance and lived for several yeais.  When the poor woman really died a few  years afterward, in the act of passing  the same spot Hie luiobar.d anxiously cx-  r claimed   to   the  bearer-i  of   tho   coffin,  "Tak'   tent   (care)   of   the  corner   this  time." . '-"���/.  Labouchere and King Edward (as  Prince of Wales) were for years fast  friends. .'Apropos of thi3 friendship, Lah-  V.y was once asked what he called the  Prince when he dined at Marlborough  House. "Well," said the famous radical,  "when the soup comes on I address him  as 'Your Royal Highness.' The fish soft-  ��� ens the reserve and I get a little chuni-  ', micr and often as not call him 'Wales,'  while during the entrees and joints I get  quite 'familiar and ho becomes 'Eddie,'  while he'slaps mo on the'back'and dubs  mo 'Labby.".'  An Englishman was traveling not long  ago in a compaitment of a London train.  At one of the stations a German entered  the carriage and took -the seat opposite  the Englishman. When the train had  started, theHGcrman, seeing the other's  cigar, boldly" asked for one. 'Although  astonished at the request, the Englrsh-  man nevertheless pulled 'out his case and  handed it to the stranger. The German  lighted-the cigar, took^a few puffs, and,  beaming affably through his spectacles,  said: "I v'ould not haf droubled you, but,  I had a match in mine boggit, and I did  not know vat to do mit him."  In a mining town in the mountains oi  Virginia lived two litllo chaps aged eight  and "nine years, neighbors and good  'friends, who passed most of their leisuie  time together in boyiah sports, but, like  all healthy boys, they sometime"  "scrapped." On one of these occasion-  the younger one, who was built on the  lines of the proverbial man who could not  'stop a pig,in an alley, was being twitted  hy his companion on his how legs. ITo  etoqd it manfully for a while, but finally,  J-losing patience, 'he blurted out: "Well, 1  may be bow-leggod, but when the Lord  made you He made you as ugly as He  could and then hit you in the face."  At a Scottish town, the other day, o  Londoner on his way to a hotel addressed the porter who led the way:  ."Not a large place this?" ' "Na verra,  was the answer. "Has it a corporation?"  "A what, sir?" enquired the baggage-  bearer. "I mean, who rules it?" "Rule  it? Jist the provost." "Ah, the provost  Like our lord mayor? lias he got am  insi"Tiia?" remarked the cockney. In  signiat What d'ye mean?" asked the-  puzzled Scotsman. "Yes, insignia; that  'is to sav, has he a chain?" the polite  visitor hinted. Whereupon the almost  dumbfounded native gasped out: "A  chain, sir? The provost chained? Is a  na! He gangs loose; but dinna be  feared, he's quite harmless."  Dr. Daniel M. Stimson, the family physician and life-long friend of the laic-  poet, Richard Henry Stoddard, relates an  anecdote to the effect that the poet,  ���while endeavoring to procure an im  promptu luncheon for a number of  friends after Mrs. Stoddard and the servants had retired, found a box of sardines. His somewhat vigorous remarks,  inspired by a sardine-can's objections to  the "open sesame" of a dull jack-knife,  attracted the attention of Mrs. Stoddaul  on the floor above. "What are you do-  in��V she called down. "Opening a can  oAardincs." "With what?" "A dashed  old -j-ick-knife," curd the exasperated  poet.' "What did you think I was open-  inor it with?" "Well, dear," she said,  dryly. "I didn't exactly think you were  opening it with prayer I"  Salvatore Cortesi, in a very readable  article in the "Woild's Work" on King  Victor Emmanuel of Italy, says that alter the assassination of his father, Queen  Margherita was very anxious that King  : Humbert should he buried at the Superg.i  ! at Turin, where all the rest of the House  ! of Savoy lie, with the exception of the  ' great Victor Emmanuel.   Moreover, her  I Majesty did not wish to wound the sus-  .' cep'libilitics  of   the   papal   party   by   a  state funeral in Rome.  King Victor, pale  and tired, entered  Ihc room where  the  Queen  was,  exclaiming:  "Well,  that i=  arranged���my father will have a litting  burial in the Pantheon."   "Victor," cried  his mother, "1  see you want to break  my  heart.    You ofiend my  religion ns  well  as  my  affections."    "I  am  sorry,  mother," he said gently, and then added  sternly; "the religu n which is offended  at a martyr  being  buried  in  his  own  capital and lying beside his own father  needs radical changes."  A story is told of Labouchere at the  very beginning of his cditoiial career. A  friend came in one day, and, seeing a  quantify of books around, which had  been sent in for review, offered to bet  Labouchere that there was one book he  had not got in the office., Labouchere en-  quiied the name of the book, and his  friend promptly answered, "A Bible."  With a laugh, Lrbouclreie offered t'o  bet ten pounds that he had even that  book. Turning the conversation in another direction, In furtr. cly scut a note  out into the cleri.'s olliee, telling the  boy to go downstairs and ask the booksellers underneath for \he loan of a  Bible. Presently' he 'returned to the subject of the bet, and, calling his assistant  in, asked him whether'he had a Bible  in the olliee. The clerk produced the  book, which Labouchere handed over to  his friend, giving himself away, however, ns' he did so by saying sotto voce to  the clerk: "I hope to goodness you didn't  forget to cut the leaves!" Of course tha  English Bible does not require its leaves  to be cut.  'DtTERLY-JPAl...  To euro itching and  disfiguring skin diseases*  But  DR. AGNEW'S OINTHflEBT  CURES  bo matter what other or how many t.  other applications have failed.  Madam used it and got well, and  ihe keeps it for her friends and h��e  children, having learned it is., t  neverfail in the treatment of piles^  uid in tetter, salt rheum, ringworm,.  eczema,0 barber's itch, and all skia  eruptions.    Price, 35c. - ' . '  The  Sisters at'St.  Joseph's" Infant Home, South Troy, N.Y., state,!  "Many   children come to.our'  home% covered   with   eczema.;' W*  would like to buy your ointment by .  the pound.". , ��� ,      !    .  Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills  are the most effective  pills���whil��  milder in action,  more quickly set- r  ting'free the digestive canal. .-40-  doses, 10c *    * ft  "And you say you have an etpe-  _cial, patented attraction on yoW  farm ? asked the prospective boardex*1-  "That's what we hev," replied Mr.  Plowfurrow, "every daisy we raise hess  ezzactly the number of leaves to make  it come out 'He loves me' when thft-  giria try their fortius with 'em. W"e'r��  up to date, we air."���Cincinnati Tribune. , ' - .  WHEN YOU'RE  RUN   DOWN  Just build up your system with  the   great    boutb    Amerlcun  Nervine.- tho  health builder, blood  . maker und uerve food, thts.1 Is quioK-  Odt and most thorough in its action.' -  Will put every forjran In the body  In (food worklne order speedily and  permanently, through giving thorn "  a. new norvous energy, und nils tho  systom with health, vigor    , .. .  and rich, led blood.  J. W. Dhuvooaio,  ot Cumpboirforu,  Ont., utatco : "Fir  years! was trou' ul  with nervousir^sa  and Impaired liver  nnd kidnoys. I was  treated by several  doctors; tried c .-ery  modicino. Last fall I  procured a bottle of  SOUTH  AMERICAN  NERVINE.  I took but a very  few doses and the  nervous  depression  left ui�� entire sys-  .  tem.   I wi"  be without  m  I will never Flut's "Stt'S  hout it." kj&Jt ."{9*  ===== J&f^^lm  stan's ^^Mmj i.  DR.  VON  PINEAPPLE,  TABLETS  allow'tho Bulforer from indigestion  to oat heartily and heavily of anything h�� likCB while curing- him,  f.Qr the Pineapple actually digeata  tho Jood, lotting the stomach rest  and got sound, v. Uuafc you enj'oy  .life.���Prioe, 85 cents. ��� 9  Poet (with emotion)���All people seem  to scorn my poetry���but I suppose when'  I die everyone will go into raptures. Ed!-'  ,tdr���Oh, yes!���at least, all the editors  will, I should think.  Nice old man���Good heavens, boyfc  Arc you smoking? Muggs���Me smokm'r;  Say, de very suspicion cuts mc t' de'  quick. Why, I'm just kcepin' dis batt'  lighted in case <le guy who dropped it'  comes  back.���New York "Sun."  ay���  #1L  m  W  "3 I  41  a  j  - el  11  --��� tl  -I  Choose.  There Is  no. case of  Rheumatism    that  the   Qreat  South  American  Rheumatic Cure  will not  conquer in  a few days  ���acute  or  c h r o n i c ,  Muscular  nr norvous  It gives al  most   i n -  stant relief and at mice begin'  to drive out the d sc-n-e,  root  and branch, cunnj in one to  three days.  George Kiitfiaud, a ship  builder ot Chatham, writes:  "I was laid up for >;U mcnilij with  rheumatism.    I proc.ucd a. Lottie of  SOUTH   AMERICAN  RHEUMATIC CURE. ,,  In twenty-four h.mr.i I -,vui well nnd  have not been troubled with rheu^  matlstn si-.ii.'e."  South America.! Kidney Cure  speedily   and. thoroughly   re-,  lieves   and   cures   the   worst  Kidney and Bladder diseases,  Relief in a few hours. 7. A.TLi:V     U.  0.,    SATURDAY.   "JA-NiVAjUV    rf^SSLwiu. "'"  PICKED UP MERE AND THERE.  Ckiiti'ii  oi Kn^luml: ' /  St. Mnrtin'a (Jhnruli, cor. Third iwid '11 aln-  ar'iU'euW. Stiudio K'rvli'tin, Mutimi r��l 11 u.  id., UvensouK'7:30 p. rn. Olnliialioii of Holy  Criiiiiiiiinliiii, 1st riuiuluy in ench mouth uud  on Spuclnl ��iee;isliin��. bumliiy School, Sunday m '���'��� p. in. Comn'.ittru MecliiiKS, l��t  Tlmi'��.l.ij in each :ihj:u1i.  * l!e>. I'*. I.. Sti.pl. 1'iiMjii, ItecTor.  Si. Andrew'* I're-.ljytoriun Church hold  Horvii'c.^ iu thi> Church on Second Street,  llurnirii''Mii'vicc n't 11 ovenliiK mtiice, 7:30  Suiiduy.Scliool al Hip clohe of the iiioriiiiiji  sei'vii.'u. Hov. J'.Tiirkiiisrtoii, Minister. Free  Ueud ins', Ron in. in n'hicli all are welcome.  Mr. Adolphus Williams has been  appointed .- Police Magistrate for  Vancouver, vice Mr. ].' A. Russell  resigned.  Lord Dundotiald declares that  Wales Island holds the' commanding position and that no alien guns  could dominate Port Simpson.  McDonald's Grocery makes a  specially of fresh eggs   and butter.  Tht fortunate-guesseis  in   Pill-  "' man's Bean Contest were:���Walter  Owen, isl.,     Frank Lyttle, 2nd.  I,OST dark colored young husk'y  dog. answers to the name of Tom.  Notify Joe Biooks.  ,   Christmas Presents for all  at  C.  R. Bourne's  During the winter months the O.  K. Baiber's Shop will only have  Baths ready on Wednesdays and  .Saturdays, Price 75 cents.  Wc are pleased to state that  Mr.  Ed. Sands, who is in  the, Hospital  suffering from pneumonia, and Mr.  .Macy, with appendicitis,   are  both'  doing well.  Nothing is more appreciated than  views of the country you live in,  A fine collection always in stork  at "The Atliu'Studio."  LOST���Small btineh of keys tied  with string. Finder kindly return  to Bairk of-'Couimerce.  Slaughter Sale of Dry Goods at  E. L. Pillman & Co's.  The mail is delayed owing to the  freezing ofAtlin Lake; unless high  winds prevail the Lake will be safe  for travel next week.  New stock of Xmas Cards and  Calenders arrived at C.R. Bourne's  Fine line of Tea Sets and other  China and Glassware at greatly reduced prices at E. L. Pillman &  Co's..  D. J. Cochrane has been appointed Chief C'Misiable for Port Simpson, but in Ihe meantime he will be  stationed at Discovery, vice W. H.  Heal. Mr. Cochrane's previous  experience of 8 years with the N.  W. M. P. should prove of great ser-.  vice to him.  Closing out Sale; Dry Goods, Underwear. Boots and Shoes at Half  Prick.    '. The  Atlin   Cheap  Cash  ' Store. , M. FOLEY.  Baron Arthur de Rothschild died  at Monte Carlo on Dec. 10th.; his  home was at Coruay La Ville, France  Films and plates developed and  printed at reasonable rates nt "The  Atlin Studio". Enlarging, and  Copying .also done.  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