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 }/  .r-M  ��� \  ir  VOL.   9.  ATTAIN,   B C,   SATURDAY,'' JULY ' 4,   1903.  NO. 207.  ,  1��  ��  ��� ��  DOJWMION.DAY..  Bad   Floods    and   Wash-outs   in   New Mexico. ��� King  Peter    Near    Belgrade.   "        t  Dominion Govornmont Guarantees Grand Trunk Bonds. ��� Big Pipe in  ' < t  r    **     Seattle.  ��� Fraser River Fishermen out on --Strike,���- Election  of Officers of the Typographical Union.      >       \   -  "Will Build Railway to Yukon.  The Gieat Northern Railway Co.  make application for- right of wa}'  of branch line thiough streets.  The ijpieskleni states positively  that line will be extended lo  the Yukon.  King Peter.  Vienna, June 29.���King Peter of  Servia, passed , through Vienna  ' and io nearing Belgrade. George  Gehschich, minister of^ 'Conimer-ce,-  says that the late King Alexander  had planned'killing 150 piominent"  men which lucenccd' his pursuers  in the palace and led -to the massacre. .In view of' the pardon  granted by the Servian national  assembly it will be difficult to  punish the assassins.  Bonds Guaranteed.  The Dominion - Government  guarantee bonds on .Grand. Trunk  Pacific lines acceptable to Company.  Big Fire in Seattle.  Seattle, June- 29.���An entire  block was wiped out by fire early  last week, - an explosion at  Rohlfs & Schoder's - moulding  mill starts damage amounting to  over $100,000.  Fishermen Strike.  More Floods.  a  ,- El Paso Tex.���All settlements  near Serra Blanca have been  swepvt away. Great loss of life ' is  feared. -The Rio Grande river at  Benno N. M*. is' now srx miles  'wide. Santa Fe route  washed  out.  "Found Guilty.  Vancouver, July 2 ���A verdict  ot wilful,(murder' was returned'iu  killing store-keeper Bailey', Royal  Navy, by James Frith, shoreman,  last Saturday.   - v  Insanity at Juneau.  Four insane patients are in ���the  hospital at Juneau, it would appear  that an epidemic of insanity is prevalent among the laborers, as the"  TJ. S. Marshall is only just back  from Salem,    Ore.   where1 he had-  \ v.  takenseveral lunatics to the asylum.  The fishermen of Fraser River  went out on strike at midnihgt  Sunday night.  Typographical Union.  Harry Cowan, late of TUE CLAIM  was elected president of the Typographical Union, vice President  Wm. McKay was appointed oigan-  izer for the Typographical Union.  S. King was elected delegate to  the Trades and Labor Council.  Drowned in Copper River.  Burt Ford, of S. Dakota was  drowned ' last _ month in Copper  river, he was oh his way toValdez  with two more men.  Kyak Oil Fields.  Prosperity seems _ to reign "at  Kyak and an English syndicate is  now taking out oil in * paying  quantitres^ the production, so far  has been most gratifying. People  are flocking into Kyak",' Catella  and adjoining regions and indications go I o show that taht part ol  Alaska will prove a great oil producing centre.  Playing Cards for Drinks,  The city council of Valdez has  passed a gambling ordinance. It  provides that playing cards for  drinks shall not be construed as  gambling. _   <  Salmon in Porcelain Jars.  The experiment in packing  salmon made last season, that of  using porcelain jars instead of tin,  has met with sucb! favor that the  packers will put up a quarter of a  million jars this season.  The jar used is somewhat larger  than tht regular Salmon tin and  has a porcelain cover, the fish is  first packed and sealed in the jar,  which is then packed .in a tin can,  thus giving the contents double  protection.     ,  A   Gala   Day at. Discovery  City.   <    '  An  Excellent Programme - Carried  <v '    OiU Without a Hitch Good  and'Clean Sports. * * -  The celcbialion' of Dominion  Day was^honorcd '-to the fullest  extent at Discovery last Wednesday  and the committee "deserves much  praise for the able,manner in which  they car lied out the programe.   .  A very. ..large crowd witnessed  the sports which were fast aud ���up  1o date invevery particular.  The appended^ programme, and  the winners of the various contests  aie as follows        - �� 1  ���    ,      "\        '  OFFICERS   OF   THE -DAY.  1   ���,      President   Mi. D. Ross.        '  , 1st. Vice-Piesidont : D. G. Stewart"  , '     2nd.     ���-      ,, Fred. JIilloi  Judges. Messrs  J. A. Fraser, R. A. Lambeit,  ,��� and W. G. Pa*cton.  Clerics of Course:   Jlessis   Frank Biaekett,  "-   and L. B. TJaMes,  J 'Starter: W. H Heal.  "'Time Keeper   J Fiank Breeze."  Committee-Messrs. ,T.*Wolters, E. Sands, 1".  Mobley and II. *W. Heal.  Secj.-Tieas. II. E. Broi\u.  T PROGRAMME   OF * SPORTS.  v  ,V ��� s r^^      . i^c.  10am.   Oration-  Rev/F *L. Stephenson in  fi out of JFine Treo Hotel."  10 30.   P.iittntjj 161b Shot- lst.Pri.*e S- 30 2nd.  S2 50.   Pine Tien Hotel.  H. McMaster'ist, J.- McLennan  2nd.  10.45    Putting 5611)  Shot- 57.50; &2.50, Pine  Tree Hotel.  F. H, Brackett ist, H. McMaster  2nd.  11. Tossing Caber  ?7 lO, S2.50, Pine Tice  Hotel.  - H."W. Heal4'ist,J J.   McLennan  snd. " s  11.13.   lOOjards, Open, Pino Tiee to B.  C.  Hotel.$12 BO, &7.20  R. Lichty ist, F. H. Mobley 2nd  11.S0.   100 yards, Miners; same couiso, ��7.50;  SB 00  .   C..R.   Bourne   ist, ��� R.  Lichty  2nd.  1145. Standing Broad Jump;'Neai  Nugget  Hotel  57.50 5-2.50.  R.   Lichty    ist,   F., H. , Mobley  2nd.    \  12. Hop, Step, and J ttn.p, Same place 'j.lO.  $5,00 ;  W. Sailor aud R. Dichty tied.  1215.   Running Broad Jump;    Samo place,  S10,,?5. i  W. Sailor ist, F. H. Mobley, 2nd.  12.30.   Running High Jump; Sumo placo; ��10.;  $5.  F. I-I. Mobley ist,   N. W.   Rant  5-icl.  Tiap Shooting 51.00 Entianco Fee; $20;  &10.  F. H. Muirhead ist, G. E. Hayes  2nd; after tie.  2. n,m. Panning Contest: in front of llulmo  ral Hotel, S5  No contest..  2.16.      Pick-a-back Race; 50 yards, chango  and return. -Finish, Gold House: $10.  N. W.F. Rant aiid C. R. Bourne.  2,80.   Wheel Barrow Knee;  50 yds.,  cliahgo  and return.   Finish, Gold House. $10.  N. W. F. Rant aud C. R. Bourne.  2 15  'Uojs'Race; Fiiti*,li at Ualinoml; *r>o,  *   K. Pearley ist, J.  Anderson 2nd.  Same race boys under-twelve.'  K. Pearley ist, H.'Mobley  2nd.  3 p m 1 tulles'  Race   50 jjds.' Finish at Gold  House; >7 50,  ��2 50  'Mis., Mobley   ist, Miss   Stewart  and Mis. Taku-Jack 2nd.    '  3.15    Ladies' Slow Bicj clo Ra'co, 50 j ds.  Fiu-  lali utRojal Hotel, S7 50; $2 50,  Mis.   Mobley/ ist,   Mrs.  Hayes,,,  '2nd.  ' ,       -    j '  i *  '  3 ,10.   Ladies' Bicycle Baoe 250 jds.disinomit  -'   and ictuiu, Finish atRojal; S7,5Q, >2.50-  Miss Stewart i si/Mrs. Hayes 2nd.  ^. i  3 15. "Quaitci mile Race, Rojal to PuieTiee  M2J>0; '5,7,50.  ,  C. -R. Bourne is't,   L. P.-   Muir-  head 2nd. ���-   " * \  4. Hmdle  Race, 120 o aids.   3    huidles,'1  -Start at B   C. Hotel, &10, ��5.     ^  ,N. W. F. Rant. vist. I,.Jennings  2nd.  - '     ���  ' *   "���      ' / ;*  4,15.   Sack Race, Staitat Nugget, $7.50. ?2 50 , '  'C  I-I. Muirhead ist, L. Jennings  2nd.       , - ������,'   i  4"30    Pole Vault, Balmoral; ?r0 ; 5,1.  .*��� J. Smith ist, W. Owen 2nd.    *  4 45. 'Team Pulling Contest*Handicap,  Gold t  ,    .. House, S50. ,        1. [  . J. W. Brooks' tearru  5. Pot  Breaking*' Contest' for   Ladies- '  *_'    Royal, S7.30.; &2.50/  Miss Stewart.   ,        '  5,30.    Horse Race. 2 out of 3 heats: Finish at,  -    Rojal,*,50 ,,  " Kerr.S* ^-*'b Sleepy Dick.  j-15     '      ^ J, StartjiiEpjal-SlO; ?5.  J--    ��� 'jwdson.    , ( ry"r   K*.  $.,    Football Mtitch-Atltirv Discovo/y: S8T,   ���  ,X^Di-rcOT:e1fV^^tlin^;r���^,:   \v\> -  y.y ' - *    '     "��� ' -���    ^  The day wound- up by a  dance  at-the Nugget' Hall Which was  filled to overflowing and all who  attended pronounced it a complete  success.  Although the town was crowded/ '  good   humor aud ' order " reigned  supreme and Atliu  still  maintains  its record asa^model mining earn p.  V\  '-{  t      *  , "t  Shut Down  Men too Scarce For Engineer  Mine.-  v Work ou the Engineer mine" has.  ceased for a time. It will be resumed again as soon os there is an  opportunity to get men with any  degree of certainty that "they will  remain at the mine.  W. B. King, president of the  Engineer -company, returned from  the property' yesterday. He says,  that the attractions at Atlin are so  great that it is impossible \o keep  men at the mine. The men that  have been working there iwere  quitting so fast that it would uot  pay to attempt lo keep the work  up for the present.  Frank Nelson, who went in  with Mr'. King, remained behind  to care for the property. '  Mr. King says the Atliu country-  is booming. He says the- town .����  Atlin is very busy.���Shaggy  Alaskan,'  '*      y    j <~  t     f   *  1        <  r" J  ">. ��� .   *      J C  ���J5      N��- ... ���    h  r. 4 *���  S      *���' h  A\  k"��.l f- 1  - .^wft��Uj,t.JWBlill  HWllMlllllHHMWaWiW.IJIMlltl.iilN.^ ",f   ',*!��� .,1  23SSS5��SSSH3S!^KSSSS itb-tv-.'-wi. ^^^'.j-|u * i*_ titi_A*_  ~*J1Z��Z��.��3ZXZZ:  L iLrt.jUliJtt^'l.-t/liU  i! rtr +^xr^Ztt~^z^*T*ZZi^xrz3Tjzrjzixz:  5 *  i I  iii  i  LO-VE AID DUTY,  William 'F. Manning, Vicar St.  Agones' Chapel, New York.  fen��MMM��M>��MMVWMIM  Tho grace of our Lord Jesus Christ bo  -with you all.���Philippines, lv.,  23.  We are all very familiar with these  words.    Perhaps  some  of us are too  familiar with them.   We hear them so  often that they have lost the keen edge  of their meanig.  'For some of us tlicy may have come  > to be little more than a convenient for-  ,   mula with which to end our prayers;  a  sort of stereotyped  expression   for  ���uitably closing our devotions, public  or private.  And yet they arc words that Saint.  Paul especially loved. It seems that  ��� he could hardly write a letter without  *--sing them. You will find them used  over and over again at the close or  frear the close of his epistles, and there  are no words in the pages of the New  Testament that hold a more beautiful  meaning or titter a sweeter prayer.  JThey ask that the grace, or favor, or  good-will of Christ may be with us and  rest upon us. ,  ,   That is their first and most obvious  meaning.   But that is not all that they  mean.   There is another and an equally  beautiful sense which these words bear.  The lexicon says that grace is "that  .which affords joy,    pleasure,    delight,  Sweetness, charm, loveliness."    And I  think it is the Apostle's prayer that in  this sense also the grace of Christ may  be with us; that our lives as Christians  Biay have about them something    of  the charm and the loveliness and (lie  wonderful grace of our Lord and Master Jesus. 1 '  Let  us  think what the    "grace    of  ��� Jesus" means in this sense. Grace, we  lay, is that which affords joy, pleasure,  delight; it is sweetness, charm, loveliness.    Grace does things, not from p  cold sense  of duty, but,for the pure  joy and happiness of doing them. When  We .speak uof the "grace of God" wc  ..mean that which God docs.for us, not  'Vecause He owes it to us. but-as the  free gift of His unspeakable love,  f   When we speak of a gracious man oi  ;*��oman we mean one in whom we sec  thoughtfulness and courtesy and kind.  Hness,  one who shows  not only willingness to serve others, but pleasure  Bnd gladness'in doing so.   And I think  we can imagine how "the grace of our  Lord Jesus"���the giacious spirit that  .was in Htm���expressed itself   in look  ind word and manner.  I think we can picture that grace in  -Him as He took the little children up  in His arms; as lie sat down by the  *rell to talk to that bad-  tempered 5iuna*;it?'i woman ami  ion '" her in spite of herself;  as He took the hand of the poor widow  .who had lost her only son, and said,  "Weep not"; as'He went into the room  Where Jairus' daughter was lying, and  ���aid, "Talitha cumi���Little maid, I say  Unto thee, arise." Yes, we can picture the "grace of our Lord Jesus  and, what is even more important, we  can reflect it and reproduce it. In the  simple, homely round of daily living.  l man should benave well to his wile  snd family from a sense of duty than  jhat  he should  neglect them.  But the wife wants something more  rom her husband than this, and the  Father who is in Heaven wants some-  ihing more< from His child than mere  .duty service."  Duty is a great word, but it is not  ,treat enough lo fulfil all the relations  ii life. Love is the only word that  is great enough. There is no relation to which love is not equal, and  there is no task for which it is not  lufficient. _  Duty can make" life just and uptight and strong, but in addition to all  these love makes it holy and beautiful and most divinely attractive. And  lo I think that the Apostle's words  Have a twofold meaning. I think they  wk not only that Christ may show His  grace and favor to us, but also that  tve Christians may show something of  His grace and loveliness to others.  They ask that, "the grace of our Lord  Jesus Christ" may sorrow itself in  "our daily lives, in the c*oing of all our  work, in our very bearing and manners that there may be more con-  siderateness and tenderness in our  nomes, more joy and pleasure in our  religion, more gladness and delight in  our "giving," more of kindliness and  "ottrtesy and thoughtfulness and broth-  srliness in all our dealings one with  mother. ���   -  To" Come to Canada.  This from The Canadian Gazette Is certainly worthy of attention :���We hope  the Canadian Government may have a  few straight words to say, on tho subject  of the action of the Recorder at the Old  Bailey In Dotting free a, burglar, the .other  day on condition of "his "emigration ;to  Canada. This may seem amusing In  viuw of tho strong agitation to exclude  criminal Immigrants from England, - but,  happily, steamship companies Khow that  if they carry undesirables to Canada tnoy  may be .compelled to bring them back  again at their,own expense. Canada has  no lntenUon of becoming a dumping  ground fbr criminals, British or otherwise.  J , v i_, ,____    _>' L__^.>       ' ''''I'"1,' '    , '  >      ,       ,'  SICK STOMACH   IS  in home and store and workship and  ���nice, we are, if we are Christians, to  ���how something of that grace ourselves. It will show itself first oi all  ta our manners, in a beautiful courtesy  and considerateness toward all.  We sometimes-think of courtesy as  �� little thing, a matter of outward  Searing, one of the "extras" of Christ-  fan character, so to speak, an ornament  tratheT than an essential part But  courtesy is not a little thing-, and it is  not a mere matter of outward bearing;  it is the outward exp/ession of the inner life and spirit. (Dne of the commands that the Apostle is most careful  to lay upon his converts is "Be courteous."  If there were more of the "grace of  ��ur Lord Jesus' Christ" in our manners  I believe that it would greatly help  rrhat we call the "servant question";  that it would make things easier to ad-  Just between capital and labor; that  those who are called to support themselves by honorable work in stores and  ' A Big Army.  During the period extending from the  first of May until September over 450,000  men will be under military training at  the various camps in Britain. Tho present drill season is the first of consequence since 1S98. Prior to the grand  maneouvres on Salisbury -Plain In September this year, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Regular Army Corps will be exercised independently at Aldershot, Salisbury Plain,  and the Curragh in very important .work.  In which Marconigrams and motors will  figure. Sandwiched in with the training  of the- regulars the militia and volunteers will occupy the great southern  ,camping grounds between Shorncliffe and  Salisbury wltb. nearly 100,000 men.  ���~" "'* .j.'Z':i ;-''.  -    A Sporty King.  Among the King, of Portugal's varied  tastes is an English passion for sport of  all kinds, and it is known that once even,  when1 Duke of Braganza, he entered .the  ring to face a bull "with points unbated,"  that-is to say not padded, as is generally  the case In Portugal as distinguished  from Spain. One of the ladies of the  court had dared the Duke to face a bull  with his horns unguarded, and so he entered the arena in the Spanish manner-  Incognito, though every one knew who  the bold bandenllo was. Unfortunately  the Duke slipped and fell, but starting up,  before the bull could charge again, he  ran for the barricade, and cleared it In a  bound, just a moment or two before the  infuriated animal splintered the woodwork with, his horns.  A Peculiar Bequest.  In a review of the people he has met  "as counsel and Magistrate," Mr. Cecil  Chapman, one of the metropolitan Magistrates, points out in M.A.P. that a fact  not generally known is that a year or two.  ago the police courts of London received  a windfall of some twenty thousand  pounds, to he invested for the poor-box  funds, from' a man who for many years  used to frequent the Marlborough street  court as an onlooker. "His appearance,  adds the Magistrate, "was that of a man  who had nothing at all." Inquiry reveals  a chain of not unromantic circumstances  connected with this bequest. Some two  and a half years ago a little old man,  dressed in a blue suit of a. naval cut, entered the Marlborough 'Street Police  Court, and, assuming a businesslike air.  pushed his way through the crowd o*  waiting witnesses towards the bench.  "What do you want ?" asked Mr. F. J.  Elliott, tho assistant Magistrate's clerk.  "My name is Evan "Llewllyn," said the  old man, brushing the whitened locks  from Ms brow, "and"���-he approached  nearer and lowered his voice to a whisper���������"I want to watch you; I want to see  how you deal i with all these people���not  as a spectator in the gallery, but as one  of yoursolves, as one in * touch with the  distressed and the 'misguided and the  criminal. My object ? That you will see  in good time."  Mr. Elliott, regarding him as a 'specimen of the harmless eccentric common to  all police courts, humored him in the fulfilment ofiwhat he called his "mission..  He gave him a seat near his desk and allowed him to sit in his office and hear the  applications. iThls went on daily for over  twelve months. The mysterious visitor  scarcely ever spoke. He sat with his head  between his hands gazing intently at witness or prisoner. Later on the truth came  out.  "Mr. Elliott," said the visitor, "I am  an old man. I have a premonition 'that  the end is very near. I want to leavo alt  my money,  amounting to  ��20,000,  to the  The Telephone In Chinatown.  One of the unique features of the far-  famed Chinatown of San Francisco is  the ,01iinese "hello girl." The' Oriental folk, quick .to adopt tihe ways  of. the American,' have long recognized the convenience of tihe telephone*  For several years most of the rich China.  men have used telephones, -but- pidgin  English talked over, the wire to centra)  had its disadvantages.,"Youcatcheehim,  led-fi seblen���you sabe���fi scfolcn-led, led  fi���oh, you heap sassy now���you sabe  him���fi, et cetera," with four others on  the ten party line trying to get a number, not only created trouble with central, hut also encouraged profanity alonp  the line. However, to business-like  "John" time is just'as valuable as it is  to the American financier, so he decided  to waste no more time with the "Meli*  can" central. An appeal was made to  the telephone company. The result was  the establishing of a-branch office situated in the heart of Chinatown and the  employing c-f Chinese ^operators.  That was two years" ago. Since that  time over five hundred 'phones have been  placed in the', Oriental quarter, nearlj  every business house of 'importance being  a subscriber. The office is fitted up hi  luxurious style, with polished floors,  ebony furniture, and elaborate .carvings  so dear to the Chinaman. At,tihe switch-  hoard five girls and 'as many boys, all  native sons and daughters, are employed  The girls, with their elaborate coiffures,  their jewels, and pretty flowing gowns of  gay colors, present a charming picture  voices of clear falsetto ring over the  'glume with metallic precision. There* i��  no fussing, no flirting, each little maid  being as demure as a nun. There is no  trouble about wrong switches, for one ol  the characteristics of the Chinese is tlhat,  when a duty is once mastered, it is always performed with mechanical accuracy. The. 9fficer��. gf th�� company say that  a mistake in'The SookV of a Onmest-  bookkeeper is a very rare oecurrence, and  that a complaint of central is absolutely  unknown. On the side of the room oppo  ��te the switch-board a joss is installed,  and from the incense-burnera tiny columns of perfumed smoke curl up, pervading and purifying every corner wherein  *n evil spirit might lurk in contemplation of mischief.  neen her money; but so long as I didn't  ft was yours, and I- spent it for your children and, your house. Now I want*("hi  money that mother sent."  ^ The,poor man brought homo another  forty dollars, and considered the incident  closed.  But in the course of nnotlier week the  wife remarked, "You' have fifteen dollars left of-mother's money, and I believe I'll take it now."  "But I gave it all'to you!" he protested.  "You gave me forty dollars," sho replied) "and I spent twenty-five dollars of  it for a skirt. That was mother's money,  but tho other fifteen dollars went for the  children and the house, so that wasn'l  mother's. There's just enough left for  a jacket."  "I'll meet you to-morrow," he said,  "and we'll go together and get that jack-  et. I don't believe I care to take any  aiore chances with that money."    r  Jt A Splendid Train Appreciated.  "1 would rather travel on the Grand  Trunk's International Limited than any  other train in America," said a prominent  ���nisincss man yesterday, * he stepped  from the train that had just brought him  from Montreal, a distance of 333 miles,  :n 7 hours and 40 minutes. Many sueh  remarks are to be heard daily, from,  p.isseiigers as ,tho "Flyer" stands in ths"  Union Station in readiness to continue  the i un to Detroit and Chicago, leaving  Toronto at 4.C0 p.m., and arriving De-  *sroit D.30 p.m. and Chicago 7.20 avm.  The service excels in every particular���  'oomfortable, high-back coaches, handsome and splendidly appointed cafe parlor car, and luxurious Pullman sleeper, in  reality a palace on wheels, where one  can sleep, dine, emoke or read with at  much comfort and "ease oa in the finest  of hotels. For a long distance train thr  "International Limited" has a splendid  record for regularity and promptness to  schedule time; passengers almost invariably arrive at destination ."ON TIME."  City office ��� north-west corner King and  Yongo streets.  ���'      ���      ' + 1*        ��� ���    .���- ���.      ��� f  One of those women who have antipathy for tobacco entered a street  car the other day," and inquired of the  man" sitting near her,* "Do you chew  tobacco, sir?"  "No, madam, I-do not," was the .reply, "but I can get you a chew if you  want one."���Lippincott's Magazine.  SICK OWNER IS IDLE  If you will ejlvo your digestion a       ,  coat, it will got along*.    You can do  this by moans of '  .   DR.  VON   STAN'S  PINEAPPLE TABLETS  which", digest  your stomach,  cure.  your  food, and  rest  You want relief and'1'  Pineapple relieves at once and  cures quickly. No stomach can be  cured except it.can rest while dig-es--  tiong-oes on safely. The patient  eats heartily while taking- his cure.  It strengthens the weakest'stomach.  ^ ( '  Pineapple is nature's simplest and-  quickest cure���Price, 35c.      >  In five minutes after using Dp.  Ag-new's Catarrhal, Powder the'  healing has begun, and it continues ���  till the1 work is quickly complete.  New health, comfort in breathing,  new vigor, and removal of danger  of consumption, or pulmonary  trouble. * ���������-,���   a  A Feminine Financier.  Other places and whose business it is to   poor-box o'f Marlborough Street   Police  wait on others would find their labor! Court.   I had that idea in my head when  vaii. uu ""  v""     .     ,   . . .    i fiftgt came here, but I wanted to see how  lightened and life greatly helped and   ^{[^^l the p00r and tho fallen. I am  frightened, and that it would save much   satisfied.  The money Is yours."  more than half of the friction in home I    There was a suspicion that Mr..Llewllyn  life,  the differences   between husband  and wife and between friend and friend.  And then, also, the "grace of our  Lord Jesus" will show itself in a cer-  bin spirit which does its work in tins  tjorM, whatever it be, for love and not  fcr mere duty.  Duty is good, but love is so much  better. , ,   .      ,  There are very good people to whom  religion is a matter of duty, and char-  ky J* a matter of duty, and all the  best things in life are matters of duty:  And these people have learned some*  jhing���they are on the right road���but  (hey will not have learned enough until all these things become matters of  5try and pleasure and delight. You will  ���ometimes hear a man say that he goes  ��o church from a sense of duty. It is  better that he should do so than that  U should stay away.   It is better tltft  k���* ,���o.���   i���..k,���j I was   sufEerinK  from    hallucinations,   but  between husband , when he file(- a few --.eeks later It was  found that he had -idually bequeathed  by will to the poor-box the amount stipulated. Thf* only otlmr bequest was 6s a  week for life to a man who had helped  him in business. This man appeared at  Marlborough street to explain his conr  nertion with Llewllyn, and from his statement It was evident that he, although  very poor, had actually been mainly Instrumental in making the testator's fortune. Under these circumstances the  Magistrate increased the allowance to 10s  a week. The poor-boxes of four or Ave ot  the London police courts receive altogether about six hundred pounds a year  from the invested capital.  Where he Belongs.  Editor���You haven't mentioned! the  bridegroom's name in this wedding story  of yours. Reporter���Oh, yes, I have.  I've got him down "among those pxes  Wat."  The people who rashly allege that women have "no head for "business" will  find it hard to maintain their argument  In the face of a tale told by*the Chicago  ���Post." Tho atory began with the wife.  "George," ahe said, "mother has sent me  a cheque for forty dollars to get a new  gown.  "Very thoughtful and kind of her," he  commented.  "It's to be spent for nothing else, she  says."  "Quiteright"  '  "I wish you'd put It in with your bank  account. 111 ask you for it when I want  it.   I can't do my shopping just now."  That was the first chapter of this financial tale.   Now we come to the second.  "George," she said, about �� week later,  "I wish you'd bring me home that money  to-night. I'm going down town to-morrow."  He brought the money home and gave  it to her, and that ended the second  ohapter.   The third contained a surprise  "George," she said, toward the close of  another week, "I wish you'd bring me  home that forty dollars that mother  sent."  "Why, I gavo you that last weekl" he  protested.  "Oh, you gave me forty dollars, of  course," she admitted, "but you remember mother said her money was to be  used for a gown and nothing else."  "Yes."  "Well, I didn't use that for a gown, so  the money wasn't hers. I got some  things for the children and the house  with it, and now I want her money for  the gown.*  "O- no I" he exclaimed. "So you misappropriated funds."  "I did nothing of the kind!" sho asserted.  "She gave * ou the money for a. certain  purpose and you expended it for something else," he argued. "That's a clear  case of misappropriation."  "Not at all," she insisted. "If I had  spent, lt^ for  the gown  it  would hav��  Curious Persons���Why, you have no  bass horn. ��� "Why is that?  Leader (of. little German band)���  De beeple don't like to hear it,  ma'am, ven de vedder is coldt. De  notes is all pelow zero.���Chicago Tribune. * ,  v �����   "Tell me what people read and I  will tell you what they, are," said the  self-confessed philosopher.  - ' "Well, there's "'my wife," , rejoined  the dyspeptic ' party. "She's forever  reading cook "books. Now, what,is  she?" '   , ,  *     .     ' -      '      '  "Why, a cook, "of course," replied  the philosophy dispenser.  "That's ,where the spokes rattle in  your wheels," said the other: "She  only thinks - she is."���Chicago    Daily)  News.  ��  Mr. Spinner���What is your opinion  of the new "problem play," Miss Beck-  with?    Stupidly heavy, isn't it?  Miss Beckwith (stiffly)���I am not  aware that my opinion is stupidly  heavy on any subject, Mr. Spinner.  Mr. Spinner���Oh, good heavens, nol  I didn't meant that. Your opinions  are never heavy in the least. On* the  contrary, they are extremely light and  airy.  Miss Beckwith (icily)���Then, if my  opinions are so wholly, without weight,  Mr. Spinner, it would be a waste -of  time to express them.���Kansas    City;  Journal  .      ��  "I am angry with you," said the society leader to the reporter of The  Daily Whoopee, who had written  sn account of her theatre party.  "Angry with me! For what reason?" he begged.  "Reason enough 1 Just look how you  described my new French theatre  gown. You gave it a scant ten lines  &f comment.. Why , you seemed really  to be at a loss for something to say  about it.'  " It wasn't my fault," protested the  reporter. "There wasn't enough of  that dress to fill more than ten lines."  ���Judge.  A prominent physician of Philad-1-  %hia was standing in front of one  If the-monkey cages in the monkey  house in Fairmount Park a short time  ago. Looking about, he saw an old  negro watching the curious antics of  the  animals.  Th physician, hoping to gain some  information on the Darwinian theory,  said, "Uncle, they seem almost human,  don't they?"  The old negro,- with a most disgusted look on his face, replied: "Human? Dey ain't no moah human dan  I is I"���Harper's Magazine.  Senator Knute Nelson of Minnesota  was talking one day to an actor about  another actor who had got an engagement in London.  '  "A fine fellow he is," said Mr. Nel-  "Yes, very fine," said the .other;  "only since he has gone abroad he  hasn't sent a penny to his #wife. He  writes her the most affectionate letters; euery day of flj-o a pleasant letter comes from him, but not a cent  has he forwarded in two months ho  has been away."  "He writes every day or twor said  Senator Nelson.    "What kindness I"  "Kindness!" exclaimed the actor.  "Kindness! When he sends no  money?" , ,,  "Yes," said Mr. Nelson; "unremitting kindness."���New York Tribune.   .  "Well, I suppose you and your wife  are now scrapping over the name oE  your new heir." ,-',"'  *, "Not on your life.   What gave yo��  that idea ?"  "W.ell, I thought it was usual."  "Not when there's only . one ricfc  bachelor uncle in the family."���New;  York Times.   ���   mmnnmess**  se^  ��?���  NOWTS.THE TIME  i v '  To use Dr. A-'iew's Catarrhal  Powder. It is.... antiseptic, healing dressing, applied directly to  the diseased"'s u r f a c e by the J  patient "himself, who blows the  powder'through a tube into.his  nostrils.     The cure dates froi  | the first puff.' ,  ' You needn't snuffle from colds'  or hay fever if you have the  catarrhal powder in the house.'  Cures a headache in ten minutes.  Rev. J. L. MURDOCK writes "I have I  used. Dr. Agnew'a Catarrhal Powder ]  for the last two mouths and am now  completely cured of Catarrh of five  years' standing. It is certainly magical in its effect. The first application benefited me within five minutes."  Dp. Agnew's Pills  costing 10 cents for forty doses,  two-fifths the price of other'flrst-  class pills, first cleanse and thorn  cure the bowels and liver for-  ever.  -1 say,  is a  - Willie (at   his lessons)-  what's a fortification? <  Pa���A   fortification,   my  son,  large fort.  Willie���Then a ratification is a large-  rat���The Lyre.  ���  "It is a great mistake, Mabel, to  trifle with the affections of a man  who loves you by encouraging some  one else."  . "Well, he's a little slow, Auntie. 1  think he needs a pacemaker."���Puck.  JUST LIKE BUYING RHEUMATISM.  We put the bills in your pocket and take  away the malady. Isn't that just tibe-  buying it ?  There's the bunch of money you'H pas*  out to get rid of the rheumatism if you  buy prescriptions with it. It's a cure ycu  Want, not prescriptions.  SOUTH AMERICAN RHEUMATIC CURE  pull tbe rheumatism out by the roots. No>  more doctoring, no more medicine, m��aey  saved { health saved, life saved.  CURES IN I TO 3 DAYS.  Mas. E. EiSNER,va trained nurse, of HaSfiw,  Bvitig at 92 Cornwallis St., writes: "I have tape.  a sufferer for six years from rheumatism, afityiy  doctors treated me, but relief was only temporary. I tried South American Rheumatic Cuts,  and after four days' use of the remedy, was c��-  lirely free from the disease."  SOUTH AMERICAN KIDNEY CURE  rich in healing powers, relieves bladder and Md-  trny troubles in six hours, and in the worst aoses-  ��iU speedily restore perfect health. ��  :  m ���h*>h&bQ��   : ����$��-������*��  tparwiaaamat  Set Her Free  &  By Florencb Wardem  Eh     Author of "The House in the Marsh," "A Prince of Darkness,",  -!���� etc*etc*  ,  "I had too much to forgive,'' said Ast-  icy shortly.   "I am writing to my law-  ,ng ner neaa despairingly. "She wouldn't  oome.' And when I tried  lo bring her  yers, and they will go on with the rdi-   downstairs by  force, she tore ^ herself  vorce proceedings at once." 'away and ran ->���..������' Hie luu-se."  v"That won't .be of much use," said the  doctor's wife with assurance, "since Em  mehne or I was with her''all'the time  you were away, besides her own mother.  You  will "have    too    many   witnesses  , against you to prove anything."  For the firsr, time it flashed through  Astley's mind that there was a danger  he had not thought of to bo consideied.  Enimeline^I-nieli was not a- bad sort of  woman; ho thought he could take hor  word. Hut both Airs. Wharles and her  smother, Mrs. Midaomcr, were intrigucis  ��� of tho most unblushing type, ready to  awear to anything, and no doubt both  " prepared with an   elaborately thought-  out scheme for confounding him and his  ���wn witnesses.-  '      He turned for a moment to the window,  coimidnring the    matter    with  a  floamy, mind.    Mrs. Wharles went on,  i a satisfied tone:  "Poor   Lottie    isn't   quite   without  -friends in tlie world, and tbev will see  that she has j'lRtice.done her.'  ���    "She is, likely to have a little more  than justice, luti-ot-gh she gives less than  justice to otiifii," said Astley bitterly.  .Mrs. Wharlis Matched' him narrowly.  "Well, well, Sir Astley," said she in a  snore eonciliatoty tone, "you know she  was always rather flighty, and apt to  act on impulse."  "Surely "ou're not going to try to excuse her ctnductl" cried he impatiently.  "No, ot wo.    Nobody has spoken to  ther mora strongly than I, except Emme-  line."  Aat lev turned upon her sharply.  "Why didn't Mrs. Finch interfere to  preveJ t   this  trick- being  played  upon  /me:   Why didn't ahe write to me?   Its  - siot lik* her to benave so.    I  always  looked upon her as a straightforward  woman."  ���     "She was away from home, and dida t  '   come back until it  was all  over,"  explained Mrs. Wharles.   "Then it was too  Tate to say anything, and she had to  "stand by her sister."  Astley still looked puzzled.  "Somebodv must have died," said he.  , "Somebody "must have been buried. I  shall get an order from the Home Secretary to have the body exhumed."  - - "Certainly you had better do that, if  you think tlieie's any doubt about it,'  ��aid the doctor's wife with cold indifference. "But I should think that a still  simpler plan would be for you to take a  * ��eat and w��a ^uiatty for five minutes,  until Emmelme iiaa iiersuadfd. Lottie to  come in and see yo.i. ,Or do you think  thd.t you will fail U * ("cognize your own  wife when you sev her'"  "Wife!"   At'At-f wiilhed at the word.  " "She is no wire of nio.s!"  Mrs. Wharie-. otiragged her shoulders.  "The law says she is," she said languidly; "hut as the poor child is quite  ready to eflaco herself, and to go away  and never trouble you  again, I^don't  know what more you would have."  Astley moved with an impatient frown.  "What nonsense!    Either she is alive,  and is my wife, and m'.wt be tieated as  if ahe were, or���she is not.   There's no  question of compromise in such things.  Bo I regret that I am not able to Uke  advantage 'of your easy morality.  Tho doctor's wife drew herself up  haughtily. .  "Sir Astley, you surpnse me! said  *he. "If Dr. Wharles wero at home he  would insist upon your tipolog.zing for  -daring to use such,an insulting expres  ���ion to me." i  The lady glared at him in righteous indignation. " "  But Astley took her outburst very  �����asily.  "If Dr. Wharles were at home,"  .snarled he, holding on by the back of a  chair and leaning forward, witn his face  -convulsed with passion, "I should not  ���wait to list*,-: to his remarks upon that  er upou any s-tr-er subject, but I should  ,give him tha thrashing he thoroughly  deserves."  Mrs. Wharles grew suddenly white.  For the first time she noticed that Astley was carrying a hunting-whip, the  .strong stock of vhich was a formidable  weapon Her tone changed immediately.  "Suiely, Sir Astley," faltered she, with  .pale lips, "you ���wouldn't care to expose  'this anair aud make it it common scan*  ���dall"  "I intemd to expose your husbrtnd," retorted Astley firmly. "Whatever the  truth of this"ma.tter may be, 1 know very  well that he has had a hand in a very  ugly ploc���"  "WhatI" cried Mrs. Wharlea indig-  iBantly. "Do- you mean that you accuse  ,kim of inciting Lvjt.le to deceive youi"  "I mean that. I tool myself and���and  someone eije to be the victims of a par-  eel of ru.iwc.lly iwi-rguers, and I mean  that I will have justice upon them, who-  ' over they are."  Aa his voice rose upon these last words  the door *���;' the. twin was opened timidly, and Aire. Flni-h, looking at Astley  with aa alamed expression, re-entered  the-room.  "Well���won't she wmu��." cried Mrs.  ���Wharles eagerly, rierinj irom her chair  And speaking vita tr.^r^ir excitement.  Mrs. Finch shook her ae*d. 'Tell her she  must, she must I" cried the doctor's wife,  stamping hor foot and raiau.-g her voice.  "Pll go myself and bring her. She has  got to come and justify me in the eyea  ot this man.   Let me pass."  "It's of_n�� use," said Mrs. Finch, shak-  away  "Out of the ����-v^i 'rtJiy-tl-.en she'll  bo seen, after i ii our care!" cried Mr3.  Wharles. '  But Astley interrupted her with a  harsh laugh. -  ' "Oh, don't distress y cm selves," snid  he. "I don't btippose she's gone any  fuithcr than you wished her lo go!"  And, with* a profound U>\v to both of  them, he went to the dooi.  "You don't mean to say���"      -       r>  "Whatever I mean to say shall bo said  to Dr. Wharles," lie cut m slioiLly. "Thu  is a matter which can be better dismissed  between man and man, lli.in between a  win anil���ladies."  'JTliey. both began lo speak at once, the  ono aiigiily, the other apologetically.  But he would not wait to hear them. lie  dashed out of the house as quickly as  his luuencss would allow, got into tho  dogwrt, and told the man to'dnve him  to tho telegraph office.  There he despatched the following message to the office of his London solicitor, dnecting to the puttier who knew  the most of his aUaiis: <   r '  "Come down to see me at once if you  can.   Most important    Wne,n*ply."  Thru lis r drove back lowaidi home,  flushed, restless, excited and miserable,  lie did not know what to believe. The  one conviction that stood out prominently m his mind was that the instigator of the plot which had been so successfully formed' for the ruin of his happiness, was his bete noire, the handsome  Dr. Wharles. ������  Wha'ever of truth there might be in  the contradictory stories which had been  told him, something, which was rather  instinct than leason, told Astley, as he  drove back 'home from his interview with  Mrs. Wharles, that the doctor was at the  bottom of a plot to relieve his own necessities by blackmailing him.    ,  It was^oaejof tiose bught winter  morning* After' ihe turn of the year,  when there seems to be a trmch of spring  in the -warmth, of uii�� sun, and'eveu the  black smoke cloud which usually hung  over Blackdale shoved sign* of dispersing.   The graas-ci the wide lawns which  surrounded The Haigh looked, green and  fresh in the "strong light, and showed up  in high relief a little .group of people  who were slowly strolling about the  grounds.  Foremost^among the group were the  figures of Lady Myfanwy Scorton, a tall,  handsome, well-developed blonde/ who  looked remarkably picturesque in her  riding habit, and 'Norma with her slender form, pa/le face, and big plaintive  black eyes. In her black dress, with the  dark lines made by distress and anxiety  under her eyes, she looked a pathetic  figure; and there was much more of  grief in, her face and manner than in  those of Lady Myfanwy, who had so recently .lost her. fiance. ,  Behind these two were the companions  whom Lord Wyersdale's daughter had  brought with her, on her very early visit  to enquire ajbout the invalid Astley. The  one was her young brother, a round-^  faced 'boy of eighteen or so, who wore his"  arm in a sling, and a fragile-looking girl,  exquisitely dressed in a pale gray tailor-  made costume, with gray* furs to mateh  and a black velvet hat, who proclaimed"-  her nationality by a slight but not un-  pleasing American accent.  Miss Brown, for that was her name,  was causing a little flutter of consternation among her companions by her outspokenness.  "Yes, it's all very sad, and we've been  thinking and talking of nothing else,  Lady Darwen, I assure you," she said,  when Lady Myfanwy had made a mournful allusion to the death of Sir Hugh.  'What with poor Sir Hugh's accident,  and then his dying, and then finding out  that Sir Astley was married���"  "Sadie! What are you saying!" interrupted Lady Myfanwy quickly.  "It's timeiyou gave up that habit-of  thinking aloud, you know!" murmured  Lady Myfanwy's* brother mischievously,  in the ear of the indiscreet Sadie.  Jack Scorton, who was called "Jack"  because his name was Reginald and he  didn't like it, was in his first year at  Oxford, and was "bubbling over with high  spirits and the enjoyment of life. He  had taken a great fancy, to Lady Astley,  whose mournful beauty was the greatest  possible contrast to his own robust rosi-  ness, and to his sister's dashing, florid  style of good looks; and he was much  annoyed at being put in the background  as a mere hoy.  "What was it that your husband had  the matter with him, Lady Darwen?"  asked he, thrusting himself forward between his sister and the pale lady in  mourning.  Norma hesitated, and her face clouded.  "It was lever, a slight return of the  fever 'he had out in Africa, I think," said  she, knowing well while she spoke that  diabreso of mind had been the chief factor in his illness.  "Did the doctor say that?" said Lady  Myfanwy, who was possessed by a strong  curiosity concerning Astley's relapse.  There had been rumors about the  neighborhood already that all was not  right at "The Haigh," and Lord Wyersdale's family, who had always been intimate with the Darwens, felt an interest,  which the young ones, at any rate, were  unable to repress, in the affairs 'of tch-eir  old friends.  "Oh, oh, I think so," said Norma rath  er incoherently.   '  For a sight -had just met her eyes  Which 'filled her with uneasiness. And  unluckily, ti-y as she would to look in  another direction, the sight in question  riveted her attention and theiefore soon  attracted that of her companions.  They were all on tlie gieat lawn which  stretched between llio poiticoed front of  Darwen Haigh'' and the high road into  the town. Nothing but a bioad border,  in which the spring floweis would appear  by and by, and a. stiaggling belt of tall,  firs and still leafless shrubs, separated  tho bare stretch of g,asa from the fence  beyond. Norma could see over the fence  and through the tice trunks and the leafless twigs.   And this was what she saw:  Astley was, "being driven home in his  dogcart when, just befoie lie reached the  lodge gates and turned into the avenue,  ho met the doetoi's gig coming in the opposite direction.  Dr. Wharles, who saw the scowl on his  lato patient's face, and knew what had  brought it there, was quite wise enough  to wish to pass with only a cheery s-Uu-  taition and a quicke'iing of lus hoise's  pace. But Artley wis in no moodifor  self-restiaint. The indignation against  "vliarlc3, which had -L"cn seething within  >mi all the morning, now bubbled up un-  contiollably, made li"> face deadly white,  his voice ihoaise, his movements spasmodic and sudden.  "Stop!" thundered lie, ns he spiang up  in the dogcait, and -nude a sign "to the  groom to cheek the hoisc. "Stopl I  want a word with' you!"  Tho fr(-ali.*l."*��'iaoiiic face of the doctor  ertw a little" pale, too. -  -Mel" he cued in cheerful sin prise, as  ho stopped his horse, which he was driving himself, and tiled to smile in the  baronet's face. ,     >     -  The aittempt was a failure, however.  Before he could compose his face, Astley  had leapt down into the road and come  up to him.  "Yes, you, you plotting kiave and un-  icrupulous rascal!" stamrmcrcd the baronet, -getting out the syllables in jerks,  as he tightened his grasp of his hunting-  whip. -   , "    -  "Sir Astley! You forget myourself,"  said Dr. jWharles, stammering in his  turn.   "If you want any explanation���"  "I don't!" cried Astley, as he leapt on  <to the step of the dogcait, "I want satis-'  faction.   And I take it���like this."  /.nd with that he cut the doctor a  smart blow across his cheek, causing the  flesh to swell and the blood to come, and  ' Ve doctor himself to shrink back, quiv-  ���*ring."   s      '    -  The doctor uttered no word, no cry.  But out of his half-closed eyea he shot  It the baronet a deadly look.  CHAPTER XTV.  Although Norma and her visitors were  doo far from the spot where the encounter took place between Astley and Dr.  Wharles for them to hear clearly 'the  words which passed between the two  men/ yet the actions of both had .been  unmistakable.  The stop, the springing down of Astley, his attack on t'he doctor, and .the  dogged attitude of "the other: 'all were  to be seen too plainly foT anybody to  makei more than a faint attempt not to  notice what was going on.  And if such an attempt was made on  the part of the visitors it was thrown  away on po-er'Norma, who was too completely absorbed,��� the unhappy occurrence to pay any attention to tlie effect  it might have upon her companions.  It was not until Astley had got down  into the road, and the doctor had suffered his coachman^to take the reins and  to drive him off at a smart pace, that  the group on the' lawn got their breath,  and the ladies tried to behavo aa if they  had noticed nothing remarkable.  - "What lovely lawns they always hava  at The.Haigh! You must have a very  good head gardener!" murmured <Lady  Myfanwy, frowning at her brother to try  to divert his gaze from the dogcart,  which could he seen -between the tree  trunks coming slowly up the avenue.  "Yes, oh yes," stammered poor Norma,  without the least idea to wnat proposition she was assenting.  "So veiy smooth���and green," added  Jaok demurely, with a boy's sense o"f  mischief, though also with a kind-hearted wish to help on the slightly flagging  conversation.  "Yes," again said Norma, her large  eyes haggard, and her lips trembling.   "I  Her voice shook. She was on the point  of-breaking down. The impulsive American-girl sprang forward to put one arm  round her. / "   '  "Don't worry her," said she. "Let's go  away. Don't you see that she must  want to get rid of us all?"  One more faint effort Norma made to  beep on the conventional level.      *  "Not at all," she began.  But Sadie lauglttd gently and gave her  a sort of hug.  "I'm going, anyway," she said, as with  a nod of farewell she began to ~\'.'t  away across the grass to when* ' -i  Myfanwy'-s horse was waiting, with tilie  phaeton which had brought the other  ���two.  Lord   Wyersdale's   daughter   took   a  more conventional leave, but Jack lin-   utctm  gered a little, and said heartily, as he j made  uoor ior a little "while in the- hope tha  he might heardicr and tell her to com  in, She went sono\\full> away to he  own room. ;   ,  It was still very einly, wanting ai  hour or tirioic to luncheon tune. Shi  spent her time aimlessly enough, in wan  dering up and down the big house, wluci  seemed so -cold and empty now that sh  was quite alone, when she was infoimcc  to her consternation that Mis. Whaile  wished to see her.  Theie was nothing fiat Norma dcsiiec  less than another interview with tvhit  lady, especially after' the scene she had  witnessed between hoi husband and'Ast  ley an hour hefore. She did not like tc'  refuse, however,' so she'went down to  the moinmg-ioom, into which the visitoi  had been shown.  The doetoi's wife was in no fighting  mood. ,S'io wan nervous, humble, almost  hyslciical, and the fust ivoids she ut-  tei ed ^wei e an apology.  "I must beg you to excuse this in-  tiusion, Lady Dai wen," she said, "but I  daie say you know what's happened���between Sir Astley and my husband, I  mean, and���I've come to tell you how  wiong Sir Astley is, how entiiely wiong!  He thinks he hasn't "been told the truth  about"���her voice sank���"about Lottie,  and he blames my husband. He doesn't  believe Lottie's,alive at all, because she  was too frightened to come in and see  him when he buist in upon us this morning."  "Really, Mrs." Wharles, it was not  worth While to come here to tell me this!  Sir Astley wrote to his solicitors last  night, and they will see into this matter���"  "Exactly, exactly," inteinipted Mrs.  Wharles eagerly. "And what I want you  to understand is that Lottie is quite  ready to see them, and to answer any  questions. At least, she will be ready  in a day or two, when she's got over her  experiences of to-day." ,When my, poor  husband came home just now, with his  face so swollen'and cut that we hardly  knew him, and she felt it was all her  fault, She fainted away, and was so ill  when she came to herself that we thought  it best to send her back at once to Leamington." ' '   '  Norma looked at .Mrs. Wha'rles suspiciously.    . '    *      ,' <  -Sent her away because she was ill?"  ���he echoed rather drily. * >  - "Not alone of course. My sister, Mr*.  Finch, went with her. But she was in  such a state of nervous agitation, lest  Sir Astley should burst in upon us again,  now that he's taken to personal violence,  that I thought it better that she should  get away at once, before she broke down  altogether. But as I knew what Sir Astley would 'say, when he heard ahe was  gone, I thought it best that? you should  know,'once for all, that if the lawyers  or the police, or anybody Sir Astley likes  to Bend, will go and see her, she will be  ready to meet them as she will be ready  to meet him. There, I won't trouble you  any further.   Good morning."       '   t  "Good-by," said Nonna very coldly,  with her whole'heart up in arms against  the doctor and his wife and family, who  had irritated Astley to the extent of provoking him to the morning's attack. She  thought this woman's new humility in  the .face of such an outrage very suspicious, and began to fpel her hopes rising  that the lawyers would find out something which would free Astley and herself from their present miserable" position.  At luncheon time she met Astley,"who  was looking so worn, so much distressed,  that her heart ached for him, and it was  with great difficulty that she maintained  that reserved air which they had now  both tacitly agreed to hold towards each  other.  - He gave her but a brief account of the  oecurffences of the morning, but she had  seen and heard enough to understand  pretty well what had taken place. And  he told her that Mr./ Geoffrey Capper of  the firm of Johnson & Capper, would arrive that evening. - 'i J  ' Astley said he should spend the afternoon alone in the library, and only one  look passed between these two unhappy  beings before they separated until tun-,  aer-time.       ,                                 Xi- ,  By that time Mr. Capper had arrived,  and the presence of this third person was  a welcome relief to them" both, lessening  the acute tension at which they had  paased the day.  Mr. Capper was a tall, gaunt, aaiddle-  agVsd man, with a little ginger-colored  kafr still left round his head, but witih  v-=#,f  wrung her hand:  "Don't look so wretched, Lady Darwen. It'll all dry straight, whatevcr's  wrong: it always does, you know! And,"  he bent forward to whisper, with boyish  glee: ""I was glad -to see that Wharles  get a thrashing. He's an awful bounder.  Good-by."  With which farcwdl he ran after the  others, leaving Norma half inclined to  cry, indeed, but half inclined to laugh,  too.  As they disappeared down the drive,  with nods and smiles and waving hands,  kindly meant to keep up her spirits in  the portentous circumstances, Nonna,  rather comforted in spite of herself by  these demonstrations of kindness on the  part of her new acquaintances,, went  quickly mto the house in search of Aat-  She did not And him: she was told that  he had shut-himself into the libiary, and.  after pacing up and down outside  the  Bone ��n the top, a long, shrewd <- face  and a pleasant, courteous manner.'  He heard all that had to be told, and  declined to pass any opinion upon th��  case as it stood.  He, however, had previous knowledge  of Lottie's conduct while her husband  wa�� away, and although he saw the danger of a scheme being laid by her family  to Shelter her from the consequences of  her levity by wholesale perjury, he  would not say that he had no hope of  being able to circumvent them.  "There is one person," said he, "who  must bo found. And the most suspicious  feature of the cose is that he seems to  have disappeared altogether."  "Who is that?" asked Astley.  Mr. Capper glanced at Norma as if reluctant to go on before her; but she  an entreating gesture.  say, would undoubtedly be a strong,wit-  , ness, and probably we could get his evidence suppoited. In'fact, I,fcel sure oi  that. On the other hand, tho family  know this also, and there is no doubt at  'all that they are keeping him out of the  way."' i /  "Well, I'm glad of it," said Astley,  quickly.        , , ��� #  , "Oh no, you cannot be glad of a circumstance which probably makes' a'l the^  dillerence between happiness and misery'  not  only   to  you,  but   also,"   and   he  glanced at Norma,' "to Lady Darwen."  "It's horrible," put in Norma in a low  voice, "to be persecuting a woman, isn't  it?   Hunting her down?"  And she shuddered.       " '     >,,  "If she or her family had shown the  , least compunction in their dealings with  you -both," said Mr. Capper deliberately,  '���I should say there was some sense in  what you urge.' ,But, as it stands, * I  think your sympathy is misplaced."  "Perhaps, if he's such a loose fish," suggested Astley, "he would be a worthless  witness to anybody" <    '  "If his testimony were unsupported,  yes, but that would not be the cose,"  ?aid Mr. Capper. "Jndeed, so important '  do I consider his evidence, that I have  taken cure to get an exact description of ,  Lhe man's appearance, and I have set an  enquiry agent at work to find him out,  if 'he can., I only hope he may not have  left the country." ()   ���  Astley began to look gloomy. He had  been comfoitmg himself, since the morning's visit to the doctor's house, by the,  hope that it'might be possible to'prove  that Lottie was not alive atoll: but if  (these people took suoh pains to hide the  evidence of her wrong doing, it must be '\r$ ? '{  -because, they knew her to be'alive, and 'H "y'5|  weie determined to establish her claim * >, I  lor the title"1 of "Lady Darwen,',' and the '"> y?  income he would in that' case be bound t  to pay her. i , '  "And what is the fellow like?" 'he  asked in a sullen voice.   ' *", i  "He is described as tall, well set up/VVft:  and* soldierly,,with blue  eyes, colorless ~"  light hair, a particularly long and rather >  sandy moustache; and lie has a sear over "*  the right eyebrow, apparently the result j  of a sabre-out."     ' -"     ('- '     *   K  .   "Not very difficult to identify then,y;if ,  he should be in England still." .*     --.,','  "No. That's one point in our favor.  However, up to now all efforts to trace"  him have been a dead failure, I'm sorry -  to say. But we won't give up hope. In  the meantime you and I had better start  lor Leamington as soon a3 possible; to-*  morrow morning, I suggest."        *       ,, ,  "Yes," said Astley, with a wistful  glance at Norma, as she'rose to leave  them together over their wine.        c     *  On the following day, therefore, almost \  immediately after breakfast, Astley, who  still looked very ill* and weak, and the  lawyer, started together for the home of  Lottie's imother; and poor Norma was  v��f-- alone with her anxietv. *���' '    "'  ,    "    (To be Continued.)  / , _J   Poultney Bigelow  attempted,, on Kons.  occasion to interview "Oom'Paul" Kru��  ger,afld met with about the same fato ���  that many interviewers have had with^  1 the former President of the Boers.   Hs  found' the��� old man in a very bad'hu.        ^.���  mor, and could get only^monosyllables la, - -C ";j  reply to his questions.   He employed el*** 'J'X'z]  ery art of the interviewer, but to" no  ' avail. 'Finally, despairing of getting aus  information of use to him by straight  questioning, he determined to be diplo>  tf-vi  ' T*i  !  "Let me know all I may," she pleaded.  "Do you think I'm not interested too?"  Mr. Capper went on: "It is a certain  Tom Rogerson, whom she was fond of  when she was an unmarried girl, with  whom she also carried on a flirtation af;  terwards, when you, Sir Astley, were  away. This Rogerson appears to be a  ne'er-do-weel, and a man undeserving of  We slightest respect, a man who would  useful to us, as he would have no  Honorable scruples about telling the  truth, whioh a better sort of man would  never do in the circumstances."  Aatley frowned.  "I'd rather not make use of such a  man," objected he.  While Norma's quick movement of assent showed that she sympathized thoroughly with his feeling, Mr. Capper  shrugged his shoulders slightly.  "We must use such tools as are to  hand," said he drily.   "This fellow, as I  matic and approach Mr. Kruger from hia  family side. So he ftske.dj vei-y-nonchalantly:: "Is jour wife entertaining thifl  gen son."    Short and   sharp   cams tha  ?"ruff answer**: "Not very?'   And the ia��'  erview closed there. ^  The autobiography of Sir HenlJ  Layard, which has just appeared in Engt  land, has this story about Disraeli t  "My aunt was wont to relate that on  one occasion, when hotly engaged in ���  political argument, he said, with.great  warmth, "When. I am Prime Minister I  shall do so and so,' at which there watt  a general laugh. , He was walking excitedly up and. down the room,"and, ad*  vandrig" to -*5ier chimney piece, stimw-Ljl  violently with his fist, exclaiming atth��  same time, "Laugk as you may, I ahaJO  be-Prime. Minister.J" Layard adds. *l  have no doubt of the truth of the sforfj  .as I heard it frequently from my auM  .long before the possibility of his rislaj"  jto that lofty position was contest-*  plated.- TJ  The late J. E. Boehm, the sculptor  once met Gladstone at a country hous^  and was immensely impressed by the es  tent and diversity of the statesman's  knowledge, as revealed in his conversation. Boehm was still full of the subject when the morning arrived for Oai��  lyle's sitting'for'a bust, and to the philo��  sojpher the sculptor poure'd forth his adV  miration for Gladstone's intimate acquaintance with subjects so far apart a*  i gardening and Greek. Carlyle listened  for a time in scornful silence. Then ha  said: "And what did he say ahoutyoul  work?" "Oh, nothing," said Boehmf  "he doesn't know anything about sculp  ture.* "Of course," growled-Carlyle, "ol  course, and he showed his knowledge:  about things that you didn't understand)  No doubt if you asked'Blackie 'he'd sat  that Gladstone knew nothing aboul  Greek and the gardener would tell yog  that he knew nothing whatever of gss>  dening."- ,  " Pure soap!" You've heard  the words. In Sunlight  Soap  you have   the fact.  REDUCES  E-KPENS��   -'yy  Asfs Sat tbo OctssonBav *>i-  ,^t-V y  u.*>.t.M'**��.��.' ��� �� -. t ���.  C. .  1  *> I.  ATLIN,,'U     C,    S,-TI;kJJAY,    JULY 4,   i��*o  .f   i  *�����"  V*"  ''TU  &  lie Atlin Claim.  Puljhsliril    i-ii-iv    hiitmclnv   nioiiuiif-   1>\  \ T'n   \ ir.iN Ci,\i.m  l'uiiijibiiiisn Co  A.C. tlti.-ifnrni ii.I.di row, , Pnoi-i.nrroii.  Oflii-i- of iiiihliL-utioii Vc.u I SS, Atlin, li. C.  * Advi*i tisin���' li.ites :    jl.CO   pei   incli, cncli  iiisi'i lion.    Kt-.idnif" nntiiis, -'-   tents a line.  Speei.il (Jmiti.id  I'ntus on -ippliiiition.  Thu siiljaciiption pi ice- is "V, ,i joi-r piij-  itlilo in (ul'.uuo. So|n|ii-i w*fn hu ilcli\oii>il  mill'**, tins ������ontldin i is complied with  Saturday,   JfM<Y   ��"T-I-   I9��3-  f   ���������  ���    ' The volume ol business done  by  "the iUlin Post Oflicc lias during the  last yeai so   increased  that 'it   has  , been found necessaiy to make the  Olfice a daily accounting one,  plac-  ��� rngthc Atlin department on piacti-  callj-Ahe same footing as that governing laige cities. As this change of  system necessitates a large amount  ot additional *a or k which at present  is imposed on Mr. Williams, our  popular and painstaking Post-  uiaslci, we arc ol the   opinion' that  .the "Department should immediately,  allow him additional assistance iu  the office. There is 11101 e woik to  do than can be performed by one  man',* unless he is so constituted as  to enable him to put fourteen days'  'work into each week, and even  tlien the small salaiy does notoffei  sufficient inducement foi a -man to  shorten his life to accommodate any  official   Department  of the  public  ^service.  carry the expense; of, keeping the  fire appaiatus in-good condition for  one year, each subscriberguaiari'lee-'  liigaceitani amount monthly* foi  twelve months.  Mr. 10. Rossclli, whose past services to the Fiie Depaitment also  were much praised, was declared  elected Chief by acclamation; Mr.  C._R. Bourne was elected Sub. Chief  and many 'piesent voluntceied to  act as fiicnien With such officer!*,  and the good plant now heie, the  citizens of Atliu feel sure that theii  pioperty is well safe-guarded from  the lavages of fire.  Nugaseti' and. &'r/��&pp Rings ', ���  And Ail Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  02iF~ t Why send oru when } ou can get goods as cheap heie3   - - '   .,  - '   Watches From $5, w/j��   Fino Line of Souvenir* Spools*  S mm &: SON, The'S  \  raft  huiakei  <M:'<&ft*:'^):i0O-v>O0<:'<>aoj:'-c-'O'S-0^^  M  THE    KOOTENAif   HOTEL.  1 George F. Hayes, Proprietor i  Cor. First and Trainor Streets.  -  "   /    .  <' ��� .   -  Tins I'i ist C'luss llolul lms liecu lew-odolrd .uicl t r-fm mslieil (hioiiKlioiit  und oil cts tho belt (icifyiniiiorlnlioii to '1 nuiMunt 01 l'l-miani-iit.  Gnosis.���Aiiieric.ui .iml I'jIii opoiui plan. "      ,'  ,FibpcsC V/issos^Lci^aors an'd Gigaa's*  , B'fliiards   and  Pool.  ctoc'*o^ao*:'c.:f*$woE^  * "Canada  will   take   part in   the  , Louisiana Purchase -Exposition  as  a .Nation;     such   was  the  answer  given-by Sir Wilfred Laurier, from  liisiseat in the House of Commons.,  jSow is the time for  Atlinites  to  advertise this great  aud  wonderful  district.  Samples    of  oie  may  be  irniiled free  to Ottawa  up  to  four  pounds in weight,   heavier   parcels  can be  sent  by  C. P.   11.   freight  addiesscd to  the   "Secietary,   Exhibition    Branch,    Department   oi  Agriculture, Ottawa."    All letters  to the Department of Agriculture,  Ottawa can be mailed free and it is  advisable  to  notify  the Secrelaiy  should boxes be forwarded.    Samples- should   be    accompanied   by:  Name, of claim,   owners,   locality,  approximate assay values,   general  and statistical information.  Properly attended - to by those  interested in *the development of  this district, the exhibit of Atliu  ores and minerals should be one to  be pro.ud of and we hope that the  proposition will be seriously taken  up,'especially by our quaitz miners.  The Biitisji Arueiicau Diedging Co. mc haul at 'woik making  roads and,digging a dam foi-the  big dredge The plant is being  hauled as fast as it comes in. , The  scow built on pin pose to handle  the large timbeis and heavy  machinciy bicught over its fust  load last Wednesday.  Mi. Ii. M 'N.' Wood*. S. M.' is  hack from Bull vCieclc wheie he^  has a half inteiest in Discovery;  rumour sa^s the creek is rich and  that Mi. Woods brought down'a  few ounces of gold.    '  Ou Otter Creek work progresses  has   been  THE ' Q.ObD, "MO'U8e9   *���  - ���   '  '    DISCOVERY,   B.C. ��� "   - '  Comfortably Furnished Roonis--By the Day, Wook or Month.-  Tlie BesOof Liquors and Cigars a'ways in 'Stock.* ��� Fine stable in con -''  ' v - ncHioii with the House. ..       . __   s  ' ��, AMERICAN    AND - EUROPEAN    PLAN.     '  ' ' , .1. P. Ito&r,, MniuiKor. >v v  THE  WHITE'    PASS  ' ."ROUTE:  8c  YUKON  ATLIN   FIRE    DEPARTMENT.  Suecos3ful Re-organization of One  of the Ho3t Important Institutions  in  Atlin.  Tuesday evening's meeting- was  well attended and most satisfactory  and resulted in a strong organization of th'c Atlin Fiie  Department.  The citizens voiced their appre:  ciatiou of the late chief Kirkland's  indefatigable attention to the Department and expressed their regict  at his foiced retirement.  favorably    and    piping  going on for some time.  McKee Cicek is 'doing well, a  very hea\y poke of gold came iu  this-ueek-fiom the 'Atlin Mining  Co.; they should do well- this  season.  On Pine Mr. JDeeks is doing  good work and will doubtless make  a big clean rip.  The North Columbia Mining Co.  are working ou Steveirdykc and  great results are likely to be  realized.  The Columbia Hydraulic Co. on  Spruce Creek have beeu hard at  work aud will soon begin a piping.  ��� On Birch Creek work is being  pushed and good' results are "anticipated.  Prospecting, work * is actively  being carried out on Ruby creek.  The McKee Consolidated Co.  will doubtless make a good showing this season.  On Gold Run the individual  miners are doing better' than ever;  the ground although deep is exceptionally'rich.  There is plerit}- of good ground  open for the prospector on nearly  all the creeks owing to the cancellation of ' over ioo leases.  Miners are scarce and ' there is  room lor many more at good  wages, the camp never had a  brighter aspect and even the  "kickers" have   ceased to  kick.  The Societe Minierc are going  along in their usual way and plenty  of gold in sight, the clean-up is expected to be unusually large.  Tim Rayl just above the hydraulic  company is still keeping up his  aveiage, and all otheis on Boulder  aie doing well.  Mr. Whcelock has had ditch  line surveyed and right away cut  and is grading for flume on  Glad-  Passenger and rixpiess Service, Daily (except Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin] Bennett, Caribou, "White Horse and Intermediate  points, making-close connections with our own stcameis at While Horse  for Dawson and Yukon points, aud at Caiib'ou.for Atlin cveiy Tuesday  and Fiida}-; Returning, lea\e Atlin e\er<3* Monday and Thursdaj-.  Telegraph Sci vice to Skagway.    Express  matter  will  be received  for shipment to and from all, points in Canada and'" the United States.  For information relative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or Express'  Rales apply to any Agent of the Comparnor to.  ' '- > * '   Traffic Department, SKAGWAY".  -  ATLIN  u  &  '-"C  ^3,  DISCOVERY.  l->oV   m o:  Otflll  S Itili.  Froi  as'  THE   LATEST   STYLES.  Complete Stock "of Dry Goods "  THE    LATEST   'IN'- HATS,     BOOTS     AM8      SHOES.  $iSr-' GOLD   SEAL ' GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods are the Best and Our Prices the Lowest.  laaian  CAPITAL   PAID-UP   $S, 700,000. '*  Reserve, $3,000,000.        , s  Branches of the Bank at ..Seattle," ' s  San franeiseo,  Portland,  �� ' Skagway, etc'.  EjcG/kasnge sold on aFJ Points.  Gold Dust Purchased-  -Assay Office iist Connection..  D. ROSS; Manager.  1  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   *���� v  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  tllOlCCST WINES, LlQliOUS AND CIGARS  -tASf. GOODS A SPLUALTY.  ra.uli&  in ins:  $zn>  ���355  A   subscription    list   was  ther,  -opened   and funds were assured  to I stone group on Spruce Greek  artery,  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,    WATER    GATES,  ANGLE.   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC . RIVETED  m  PIPE.  Pumping  <&   Hoisting   Machinery.  Estimates furnished on application  aflcouver  %  jeering  Vancouver, B. C.    . *  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin* B. 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An omnibus conductor, William Henry Grim-  shaw, by producing- a diary in which he  had made notes of the movements of Frederick Davis, a pickpocket, was instiu-  mental in procuring Davis' conviction. On  the morning of March 16 a Mrs. Osborne  was riding in an omnibus along High Hol-  born. Soon after she ontered Davis got  in and sat closo to her. The conductor  "kept him under obseivation, and saw him  put his hand Into the piosecutrix's pocket  and icmove-tho contents, ono article at a  time. These, consisting of spectacles and  some letteis, ho deposited on tiie seat.  "Grimsliaw sUed lilm-and handed him over  to a police constable. The conductor caused gieat amusement, when, on being called into the box, ho -*ild thatithe prisonor  nnd anothor man had travelled many  times on his 'bus, and complaints always  followed their patronage In February  they "como It so thick"���(laughter)���that  iio determined to keep a record of their  ���visits to his vehicle. As a result he compiled a diary with tho following entries:���  "February 5���Got on Tottenham Court  road, and left at'Chancery bane. Followed an old lady, but -she did him by slt-  ' ting up in the cprner, so that hor pocket  could not bo reached. '  February G���Came on Cheanslde. Saw  there was no chance, as-the ladies held  thoir purses In their hands, and dodged  out without paying his fare. (Laughter).  Febiuarv 9���Chancery Lane to Royal  Music Hall. As he commenced operations  .���tho lady said. "Stop: I want to got out,"  -and he was done    (Laughter).  March 5���Rode from Bank lo Cheapside.  - The"lady ,got out before he could set to  twoi'k, so he was foiled again.    >  ,    March -16���Cauuht red-handed. ' ,  Davis (cross-examining the conductor):  JYou say I travelled often In your 'bus?  The Conductor: You did before I "rum-  'lblc*d" you.    (Laughter). _/  Davis: Why didn't you charge me?  The' Conductor: It dot-s not lie in my  -power. Tho company won't allow me to  prosecute unless I take it on my own responsibility. They receive hundieds of letters from lady passencers -saying tlr*y  have left their nurses in the 'bus. and the  conductors get the.blame for taking them  AH the time It's these thieves that get  "the purses. .  The Judge commeni.<*d the conductor,  , and said that It was for the oorai-uiy to  * reward him. Davis was sentenced to 21  ������months'  hard  labor. *'  f , Premiums to Workmen.  'A most interesting address on��the working of the premium system' which has  -been introduced in the payment of wages  >in various engineering establishments  ,-was recently deliveied at the Institution  ��� of Mechanical .Engineers by Sir. James  .Rowan, a 'member of the eminent Glas-���  gow iirm of Rowan & Co., mi^nne engineers, says The London Commeicial intelligence. By the prehilum wages system each man is paid a regular hourly  Tate of wages. When a job is given out  a certain time is allowed tor it. >lf the  Job is completed in less time than that  allowed the workman becomes 'entitled  *to a. *remium, varying in amount with  the tJfce saved. If the job takes longer  'than the time allowed, the workman gets  paid his regular hourly rate of wages, so  -that, no matter how short a time may  "be allowed for a job, the hourly rate of  -wages, at least, will be paid while en-  ,gaged on that job. In outlining the  .scope and advantages ofrthe system, Mr.  Rowan laid stiess  on the importance of  * - careful  investigation  and  inquiry ln-fore  the   scheme  was   adopted,   as  assiduous  attention and steady perseverance were,  ,  lie said, necessary'to success.   Experience  'In   Messrs.   Rowan's   works   had   shown  that'as   the  workman  gained  confidence  that   his 'time   allowance   would  not   be  ���reduced, no matter how short a time he  took to -a Ijob,  he gradually reduced his  'time.    The premium  system was started  In the' works in February, 1898, and since  its  introduction  the   times  taken  by all  ���the   machine   men   had,   on   an   average.  hoen reduced during the four succeeding  years  by 20,  23.  31 and 37  per cent,  respectively.   The earnings of the men had  consequently Increased by these percentages.    The  firm  had given every assistance  in   accomplishing  this reduction  or  vtime by  general  improvements in many  -directions.    Mr. Rowan said he had con-  Serred at various times with many of the  men,   and   they  frankly   admitted    that  they  were  thoroughly satisfied with the  premium system, and would not care to  go  back to  the  old time system.    As a  matter  of  fact,  there were  now    fewer  changes amongst tho workmen than be-  , jfore the premium system was started.  Li    Hampered by Lack of Time.  The suburbanite was hurrying to his  * train, when a rough-looking man who  -was lounging in'front of a saloon  thrust out his foot and tripped him,  -says a New York Exchange. Quickly gathering himself up, the suburbanite grabbed him by the collar and  .resumed his run, dragging the fellow  .along. .    ,      ,. ,  "I haven t time to stop and polish  you' off as it ought to be done," he  said, administering a stilt punch on the  * other's nose with his disengaged fist,  without losing a step, "but I think -  <biff) I'can make it interesting for you  (biff) just the same���here, now, don t  ���try to hang back (biff) you lazy hound!  ���C��ne along (biff) with you I You re  <fiS��ying the procession. Some day  (biff) when rI have a little more time  <biff) I'll finish the job, but this (biff)  will do for a beginning."     _ .      ,  With a final punch on the jaw, given  .with as much force as could be expected from a man making a running fight  and "obliged to do all the fighting, he  released the half-dazed fellow, and continued on his way, boarding his train  just in time, somewhat blown, but  otherwise  not   particularly   ruined.  The Change Too Much.  "He was a wealthy city man. He had  aust got down to his country home  ��*hen he was seized with strange symp-  ,toms, and he at once telegraphed to  his city physician. The man of medicines hurriedly obeyed the summons,  and,  after  a  half-hour's investigation,  "It is the sudden and "awful change.  "You miss the thumping and the banging of the roads; you hear no factory  whistles; you get no smell of. factory  smoke; no milk waggons pound along  at 3 o'clock in the morning; there are  vo gangs of boys playing football in  ftont of your house; the shouts and  shrieks and screams of street peddlers  no longer reach your ears.  "You go to bed to sleep, and your  sleep is not broken by a piano across  the road, a dance next door or a row  between loafers at your gate. .There  .are no coal bi/ls or gas bills during the  day-���no cans Irom grocers, butchers  and bakers. You have lost the sound  of tramcars and fire engines, and there  are no German bands or haijd org-ans.  It is too good a thing, it is too se>ft  and gentle and peaceful.  "I will send you an anvil with four  ���men to pound on it, six tin horns with  boys to toot 'em, a barrel of fireworks  with three nippers to explode them,  and if you provide yourself with a  brass drum, a fog horn and a fiddle  this lonesome feeling will gradually  disappear, and' you will, find the country air doing you a heap of good.�����  London Tit-Bits.  NOVEL FIRE nSHTlNG  -n��mea Exilnj-nl-liod With BaM OKI Win*  **,.*"/ '**��� Calltovula. ._��,_"*  'A great fire woe put out with, wine in  Southern California recently. It?hap-  pened that the water had given out,  but there was plenty of the fluid usually held in higher esteem. Strange to  Bay, the wine proved a very effective-  fire extinguisher. l  This Incident is described and illustrated in an interesting article In tht"  Scientific American.  The fire recently occurred near tho  town of "Wrights, in the Santa Onus  mountains, south' of San t Francisco.  Here the fire was started, as in many  other instances; by an irresponsible  rancher who -was burning brush. The  wind sprang up suddenly, swept tho  flames into the forest, and In a very  6hort time a fierce' wall of flame waa  rushing up the west elopes of tho  Coast Range, carrying destruction before it. The mountains here were covered w-lth a fine growth of old oaks,  mazaults and .mandrones���-landmarks  In the country���which fell like straw  before the-destroyer. -The walla of  flame swept to the summit and descended into the canyons, following  these rivers of verdure in and out,  rushing on in an ever-increasing vol'  ume.  In the'pathway of the Are were tho  ranoh and Mare Vista -winery of E. H.  Meyer; one of the largest wine-making  establishment�� and vineyards in Santa  Clara county. To protect it and the  homes in the vicinity /the people of tha  surrounding country assembled en  masse,' organized themselves into an  efficient body of fire fighters, and began a campaign in which striking acta  of.valor were performed. It was impossible ,to stay the flames, and as they  went rushing down the canyon toward  the -winery, destruction of the valuable  property seemed inevitable. "Trees in  advance were cut down, ditches ot  earth dug, and every expedient known  to fire fighting of today was tried; but  so fierce were the flames that they  seemed to leap hundreds of feet' into  the air, bounding in lurid sheets over  the breaks, and in an incredibly short  time swept down to the winery, and  Burrounded it Under ordinary circumstances it would have seemed impossible to save the building, but tha  "band of workers rallied under the intelligent lead of the Meyers, and men  were posted on the roof who poured  streams of water upon every portion.  Young Mr., Meyer was held by ropes  from a window while he used the hose  upon the flames wthich were licking up  the timbers at the base of the building, the heat being so intense that a  stream had to.be played upon his body..  It was believed that the winery  could be saved, -when, without warning, the water gave out. Some largo  trees, which were dropping in every  direction, had fallen upon the supply  pipes, crushing them In and clogging  the reservoir. This was an unexpected  catastrophe,^ but the. resources of tho  fire lighters were by no means exhausted, though a desperate expedient waa  resorted to.  The owner of the winery gave the  order to attach the hose to the great  vara of Zinfandel wine, which wera  etored in the cellar, and man the wine  pumps.   This was promptly done.  Four thousand, gallons of this win��  waa thrown upon the flames in this  way before "the building was safe,  probably one of the most remarkabla  and successful methods of fighting fir*  known. The method was somewhat  expensive, aa the wine retailed at 50  cents per quart when bottled, anfl  $8,000 in -wine was used, yet it saved  buildings and machinery worth many  thousand dollars, and demonstrated  that a winery has a protective against  fire in its vats if the owner has the  -jourage to use it.  A Progressive Conundrum.  * They were asking conundrums in the  commercial room the other evening when  a previously silent young man put in hia  spoke.  "I've got one," he said.  ' "What is it?" asked the crowd.  "Why is 'heaven like a baby?"  They wrestled with it for ten minutes  and gave it up.  "Because heaven is home, home la  where tho heart is, where the heart is 1b  the chest, a chest is a box, a box is a  small tree, a small tree ia'a bush, a bush  is a growing plant, a growing plant ia ft  beautiful thing, a beautiful thing is the  primrose, the primrose is a pronounced  yeller, and a pronounced yeller is a  ���baby."  After which  he  once more relapsed  Into allnnnn.  ,���' The Development of American  Opera.  -* -   -  In advocating the encouragement   ol  American    operatic   composers,    writes  Joseph , Sohn,  'in    "Forum," I do   not  by any means wish to.'imply that subjects taken from American life are   to  be chosen, or that a new style, essenti-  yally. American, is to be evolved. As before stated, the development of art does  not lie in  the direction of ..nationalism.  Even in Russia, where   it is the logical  policy of the Government, to promote a  i distinctively  national  art which    shall  ! draw its material from Muscovite his-  ! tory, and where, for several other rea-  60ns also, such encouragement   finds   a  I certain justification, the composers are  , by  no   means   confining 'themselves, to  these   subjects���as   demonstrated,   foi  example, by Napravnik in his successful  opera, "Francest-a da Rimini." The chief  fact to be borne in mind is that  nativi  compos"-s  have an  opportunity  to  oh'  tain a [i iaring for their    works;    and  with tSi,. establishment of a peinianeiit*'  well-oi-gcnized operatic company in New  York, ^Afinerican musicians, also may bo  i come mi -e liopeful.   It may well be I her  I that. "Vvagnci's     prophecy lo the efTc-cl  ' that his successor would come fiom Am  erica will be fulfilled, and that we shal  , some  day   have  a   pioduct  not  inernlj  i cosmopolitan, but universal, and   funda  , mentally human in the Wagneiinn sense  Those who are either forever "looking  backward," or merely contemplating ari  in the light 'of present political and so  cial conditions, confidently declare thai  the Anglo-Saxon  race  is incapable    ol  producing a musical genius of the fusl  order���a statement1 frequently neceptec  1 as self-evident, although it is but a mis  chievqus half  truth.    The1 fuel, is thai  the signification  of the teun "musical'  has undergone considerable modification'  The relation between music and poetij  has  during the  last   tlnee  generation!  become closer and- closer.    Even in tin  so-called "romanticists,".Schumann, Clio  pin and Mendelssohn, the poetic elemen  is far more pronounced than is general  ly supposed. ��� In the "Drama of the Fn  ture," finally, we have^a complete unioi  of the arts.   True, in Wagner the eroo  tional or musical element was the pri  mal impulse; but it by no means followi  that those capable of infusing new lifi  into the fabric .created by him shall bi  similarly  constituted.    On    the    othei  -band, it should not be forgotten   !tha-  the term "American" is 'very broad ii  its application.   It does not include tin  Anglo-Saxon alone, 'but; several million  of the descendants of those nations whi,  contributed to the development of musi-  when {fiat art existed purely and- sim  ply foer its own sake.  , There is conse  quentfe"  no   reason   whatever   why   wt  ' should I, lot be rich in artistic materia  .capable of development.   .The troubleji  I that ttlis development has been wrong,  .and no influence more potent to'effeo  i a revolution in this regard can be sug  'gestedthan   van'_operatic    stage ^upoi^  which "masterpieces may be; adequately  performed so that their - essential    dra  imatic   content   may   be   fully   grasped  I not only by the public at large, but bi  ,'the ambitious student  desirous of ob  taining light.   Why should we not maki  ��� a beginning in this city ?'.  ������^������   "  ���  The History of the Canary.  ' ��*���-. i   ���  About three hundred and fifty yean  .ago a ship returning from the islands ir  I the Atlantic which people then called  I the "Fortunate Isles," but which wen  I undoubtedly the Canaries, went oshoft  I on the coast of Italy, near Leghorn.  I A cage of beautiful birds captured ii  f1 those islands was broken and the bird-  were liberated. Through some scapric.  they did not - take refuge on-' the main  Hand, but went to the island of Elba  i where in due time they nested and bred  ,and increased in numbers.      '  The Italians' discovered that they wen  (admirable singers, and began to capture  ,'them and sell them in cages. - This gav.  .rise to a traffic which soon completely  'cleared the island of Elba of "canarj  birds," so that not one was left there ii  a wild state.'  From that time the history of the can  ary has been a record of perpetual imprisonment and transformation of his ap  pearance and character.  In their natural state, as they still es*  ist in the Canary and Madeira and othei  Atlant !o islands, the birds are of a gray*  ish g8 en or greenish brown color, and  are n�� ; remarkable for beauty, but they  "have! ien known to buTst the membrast  ef tbXJhr .throats -in .pouring forth theli  aong.  An Enterprising Rural Editor.  ���The editor of a rural newspaper wat  in Philadelphia during the week follow*  ing the'shooting of President McKinley  and noted with surprise the promptness  of the newspapers to bulletin-board the  hourly reports of the President's condition. He determined to adopt the idea  on all important events when he Should  return home. Soon afterward he waa  told one morning by the local physician  that Deacon Jones was seriously ilL  The deacon was a person of' some distinction in the community, so the editoi  posted a series of bulletins as follows:  "10 a.m.���Deacon Jones no better.  "11 ft.m.���Deacon Jones has relapse.  "iaAH> P-���.���Deacon Jones weaker,  Pulse railing.  "1 ffzm.���Deacon Jones has slight rally.  "2.i�� p.m.���Deacon Jones's family has  been summoned.  "3.10 p.m.���Deacon Jones has died and  gone to heaven."  Later in the afternoon a traveling  salesman happened by, stopped to read  the bulletins, and, going to the 'bulletin*  boaid, made another report concerning  the deceased.   It was:  "4.10 p.m.���Great excitement in heaven!   Deacon Jones has not yet arrived.^  Interesting- Items.  '* *     ' ' - '  A Detroit publishing firm is to issue  "The Smiths," a monthly magazine for  people named Smith. This is something  new in the line 'of magazine. It opens a  new and promising field. Of course the  Browns must have their periodical. Likewise must the tribes of Jones, Williams,  White,' Johnson and many others.  Joseph H. Perkins of, Syracuse, N.Y.,  will soon publish a work containing the  biographies of nearly 60,000 centenarians.  If he can show any means of living so  as to reach the 100-year mark, his book'  ought to -have a wide circulation. Mr.  Perkins will produce statistics to'show  that there are'4,000 people now living'in  the United States who are 100'years old'  it more. 1 , i  France has a special association for  discovering a remedy for seasickness. In;  September, 1001, it held an exhibition at'  Ustend. The investigations .have since  been continued, partly with the aid-of a  Bteamer lent by the Belgian Government:  The results are now made public in a  book written by Dr. Madeuf of Paris. It  contains various rules ��s to diet, clothing, etc., but points out no sure remedy.1  ; No freight except livestock and perishable goods is to be moved on Sun'day,  according to the new mle of the Chicago  and Northwestern Raihoad.' An exception, in favor of coal is made during the  continuation of'the shortage; but aside  from - that, thousands of railroad men,  will -have their' Sundays at home for tlio  first time since they entered tho service.  ,It ,is worth noting that the management  of the road expresses the belief that the  rest will enable the men to move n-jimich  freight In six days as they have been  moving in seven. *    ���      '   ,  Notwithstanding'all denials from ho-  tel'mi lagers on the Continent,*rcgauling  complaints iniule by tourists of systonia-\  tic signaling by means of -marks on luggage passed -between servants from hotel to hotel as to tho value of tips, the  charge holds good, for a Nice correspondent writes to Ilenry Lahouchere of London "Truth" that he finds upon enquir-  iesthat there is no doubt such a "system  is in existence. But a method more favored than that of affixing luggage;  labels in positions, the significance of'  which is understood by servants in hotels all along the Riviera, is to convey  the same information by means of chalk-  marks. "The moral of which is," says  Labouchere, "that if you have not been  over-generous to the servants, wipe off  the chalk-marks,you may see on your  luggage after leaving any hotel."  IW  Tells of the Great Work Done  ��� by Dodd's-Kidney Pills,  A High-Priced Dinner.  The _ Paris newspapers have .lately  printed the account of a strange lawsuit  which the "Green Bag" of Boston' translates.* for its readers. The complainant;  in thetease testified that he was dining  on the terrace in front" of a restaurant,  enjoying the air as well as the food. He  'had-just-begun "to eat his soup, which he  found ^ too* hot for his palate. While  waiting for the soup to cool, he took  from his pocket a roll of bills which he  had received in payment of a bill.  In counting the money he accidentally  dropped a hundred-franc bank-note into  his soup. He took it out of his plate  with a fork, and sent the soUp away.  The bank-note was saturated with the  greasy liquid, and he laid it down on the  tablecloth to dry.  He was partaking of the second course,  when a sudden gust of wind blew the  note i the table. He ran after it, but  a doj,, which, although it wore a collar,  and therefore in all probability had a  home, yet showed every sign of hunger,  seized it. v The taste of the soup on the  paper made it palatable, and the dog  swallowed the note in an instant.  The complainant used all. his persuasive power in an effort to get the dog to  comr near him. "Good doggy I Come  here!" he coaxed.  ' The animal, pleased with the taste of  the soup, was finally toled near enough  for the complainant to reaJd the name  engraved <m the collar. When he had  made a note of the name and address of  the owner of the dog, he dismissed him  with a Scotch blessing.  Then he sought his lawyer, and brought  ���nit against the owner of the dog for  the restitu   m of the hundred francs.  The court decided that the owner of  the dog must pay, holding that since the  dog was property, the owner must be  held responsible for any act committed  by the animal  Lives of fishermen remind us  We may strive for prizes grand,  ��.nd, departing, leave behind us  , Tales of fish we failed to land.  ��� '**" ���Washington Pot*  ' Aa Imaginative Accompaniment  Massenet, the French composer, has  the intuition of genius.' He can interpret  to others what he does not himself fully  understand. One evening Mrs. Fanny  Reed, the singer, was reading aloud to a  friend Mrs. Greenough's beautiful poem,  "Mary Magdalene."  , Both the women were so absorbed  that they did not notice the presence of  a third person until suddenly the sound  of soft music stole through the room.  Someone was at the piano, accompanying the reader's voice in a manner harmonizing with the rhythm and spirit of  the poetry.  It was the music of Massenet's oratorio. The player was Massenet himself,  who had entered unannounced, and  caught the idea of the words where tha  Magdalene, seeking her Lord by night*  Duds herself beneath the windows of the  room where the disciples are gathered  for the Last Supper.  When the reading was over, Massenet  rose from the piano and came {orward.  He had no knowledge of English} yet  had he understood every word he could  not have accompanied the poem mos*  exquisitely.  "How did you know what I was reo4-j  ing?" asked Mrs. Reed.  Y<How could I fail to know?" he a*-  ���wered. - I  Doubtless he had caught the one wor4  "Magdalene." and intuition had supplied  the rest.  Thos. L. Hubbstells how his Kidney  Strain Vanished when he used  the great Kidney Remedy  Kenlis,*N.W.T., May 11.���(Special)- "  ���In this new country- where' medical  attendance is often hard to get    the   ,  action of special preparations is care-,  fully watched and the results as carefully  noted.-    Consequently,     conclu-  sions are-arrived at that are of value  to the public.   And the almost unanimous conclusion is that' as a family  medicine'there is nothing to compare  with Dodd's Kidney Pills.  As, a tonic it has made a name for -  itself, while its cures of all   stages oi  Kidney Disease from Bright'-- Disease  to Backache '< might    be. considered '  miraculous if their fiequcucy did not  make them almost common.  The' following story told--by   Thos-.,,  L. Hubbs, a farmer in Indian    Head  municipality, is one of the many that  have, given Dodd's Kidney Pills their  reputation. ���> ��� '  "About one year ago,"( says Mr.  Hubbs, "I was thrown Vrom a wag7  gon,'causing some'strarn on my Kidneys, I tried several medicines but  could.get no relief will I was induced  lo try Dodd's Kidney Pills.  "Dodd's Kidney Pills relieved    me  almost from Ihe start and    by    the-  time I had finished one box my pains -  were gone.   They have not come back '  either."  Brutalities in the Congo*,  Mr. Frank H. Vlzetelly of New Yoi��  writes to The Globe In part as follow* t���  The Congo Basin, once a fruitful antl^  well-appointed roglon, has, under the a��>  minUtfation of the Congo Free State*,  been-, converted into a vast field j>i  blood. Under Its "beneficent" Influence  the land haa been devastated' and tha  people subjected to atrocities without pa**��  allel even in the bloody annals of tha  "Terrible" TurK. "The fiendish cruelty  towards the natives w.hich has at- tlmea  been exercised by some of those employed  by the Congo State," says Sir Charlea,  Dllke, "is ^not now denied even- by tha  administrators of the State' itself, and  hasbeen officially recognized by the Brit-'  lsh' Government." He continues : "Our ^  responsibility Is such that if, knowing'  what we do, we fail to denounce the  crime, we become participators in it.'  Such are the words of a British statesman on the conditions that Captain Guy  Burrows, late in the Congo State service, ,  aimed ta expose In his recently suppressed book, "The Curse of Central Africa." Just as Wilberforce and Garrison  went to the help of the enslaved negro,  DUko has ehampibneU the cause of tha  Congolese natives in, Parliament and' on.  the platform, , hoping to awaken In tha  English-speaking people a more than passive Interest in the fate of millions of  black men whom they have left to tha  tender mercies and civilization of the Belgians, and to whom they, in common  with the peoples of other lands, send  missionaries to preachvtho brotherhood) ol  man and the Gospel and doctrines ot  Jesus Christ. That, outside of the' platform and the floor of the House of Commons, the agitation has received only indifferent support is due probably to the  tactics that ���have J been, adopted towara  Capt. Burrows' book, which, througn  threats of libel, has been withdrawn from  publication. ' ,  There are, he says, other books, however, and he continues :���"The truth ot  the incidents, on record is vouched' tot  by persons who have let ttie ray3 of ligM  shine on the foul darkness of Congolese  civilization. Since the days of Baker, who  exposed the atrocities perpetrated by the  Egyptians when on ruga-ruga for Ivory  or slaves, through the days when Henry  Stanley condemned the devilish deeds tha*  had devastated tho land, much has been  published calling attention to the awful  condition of that modern Aceldama���tha  Congo Free State. Therefore, the story  of the brutality which Capt. Burrows haa  tried to tell is new only for its abomln- i  able horrors.  Mr. Vlzetelly "relates incidents of war on  women; of- flogging young girls witn  "chicottes," or whips of raw hippopotamus hide, until their flesh hangs in strips  on their bones; the smearing of their  wounds with honoy, and the heartless  manner In which they are afterwards oae-  posed to the terrible tropical heat and  left to be tortured by myriads of flies,  and the crucifying of women and children  on village palisades. He quotes from tho  'reports of Americans and missionaries or  other nationalities In'regard to these and  other charges, and concludes :���The Congo State has created a poisonous growtn  of spurious civilization, which contaminates and threatens Incalculable harm  to its neighbors. It has created a condition which, unless redressed, will provii  Its Nemesis, and the signatories of tho  great powers who participated in tha  congress that placed the Congo Basm In  the hands of the Belgian Government aro  eaually culpable with them, and if they  fail to compel King I eop.old and his Government to redress the wroncs, the existence of which has already been admitted,  they must accept as ugly a legacy as has  ever beon Inherited throughout the history of the civilized world.  How Shaving impressed Him.  George C. Thomas, the head of tha  banking house of Drexel & Co., is fond ot  children. He conducts a Sunday school  in Philadelphia that has eighteen hundred,  pupils, and he gets his teacher to collcctt  and repeat to him all the odd child sayings -that -they come upon.  A recent addition to Mr. Thomas's col*  lection was the remark of a. little boy  who saw for the first timo in hia life a.  man shaving.  "Why," said the boy to the ' nian-  "Why do you wash your faco witlh a little  broom, and then wipe it dry with a  knife?" The Snakes - of Arizona.
J ' The Smithsonian Institution authorities say that more varieties of poisonous
fcoakesare found in Arizona than in any
(other part of the United States. The
best authority on Arizona snakes is believed to be Graham Peck, who has been
studying them for years. „
"No other region in'the United States
is so much of'a natural breeding-ground
for the rattlesnake as is Southern Arizona," 'says Mr.' Peck. "The rocks of
the mountains and foothills are of a
heavy yellow and gray color and the
soil is so like the hues of a rattler that
a snake can move slowly along and hardly be perceived by a person fifty c feet
away. The hot, dry air and the warm,
Bandy earth and the immense- quantity
of small birds and ground squirrels in the
mountain canyons and brush all combine to make life for rattlesnakes in this
* region one of rare ease and comfort.
There are literally tens of thousands of
' rattlers in the sage biusli and chaparral
along the edge of Southern Arizona
wastes. They glow to enormous size,
and it is common to read of the capture
of, rattlesnakes five and six feet long,
with fourteen and fifteen rattles.
"Hog-noao snakes are quite plentiful
In  the  mountainous   parts  of 'Arizona.
After all the talk about serpents hissing,
j this is the'only specimen of the ophidian
family Which I have ever heard utter a
■    aound. " >    i
, "Many writers on reptiles in America
r say that thunder snakes aie common in
Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. They
' are really uncommon in the territories.
They are a prairie reptile and ore often
encountered by pTairio travelers, especially before and after thunderstorms.
Flashes of lightning and claps" of thunder, which are terrifying to bipeds and
quadrupeds, seem to have a charm for
-these members of the ophidian family.
'Whenever a thunderstorm comes up these
i anakes come crawling out of holes, from
behind rocks and rotten stumps and enjoy the fun while it lasts
- "The coach-whip is remarkable for its
tremendous 'length and surprising speed.
It is cream or clay -colored, very much
like the hard-baked prairie over which
it glides, is very long and its scales are
arranged in such a manner that they
1 alosely resemble the plaited leather of
a whip. Not endowed with poison, it
haa tremendous power of constriction. It
forms its body into coils which are capable of crushing sheep, dogs-and coyotes.
When I was -in Lower California in 1890
I was told by a Mexican peon that he
had a ten-year-old 'boy squeezed to death
by a coach-whip a few years before. The
man said that on another occasion his
wife'was attacked by a coach-whip which
threw its coils about her quicker than
1 sho could see. She,was too frightened
' to do more than'scream and fall-to the
ground', when her daughter came running up and quickly leleased , her by
merely unwrapping *ihe, snake's tail.
Strange as this may seem, it is a very
easy way to release a victim in the
coach-whip snake's grasp, for while the
reptile's constricting powers aie abnormal, a child may unwiap the coils bya beginning at the tail." *
"Do you believe that snakes have the
power to charm animals?"
"Yes, there is a ceitain power to fas-
' cinate in a snake's eyes and movements.
I saw only the other 'day a typical illus-
*, tration of the power of a snake to fascinate. Over in,the pine woods I saw a
.ground squirrel fascinated by a black
gopher snake. The forked tongue darted
out of the snake's mouth almost as regularly and rapidly as the needle of a
sewing machine rises and falls. The
squirrel seemed to watch it spellbound.
Tha snake crept slowly nearer. When
the gopher snake was within two or
three inches from the squirrel it gave a
leap and threw three coils about the
squirrel. Instantly the spell waa gone.
The fascination or charm there had bee*
over the little animal iwas no doubt broken the very moment the serpent's coils
•were about the squirrel, for the animal
gave three convulsive, terrified chirps and
.realized that its death moment had come.
"I believe implicitly that all snakes
iave a certain degree of power to fascinate their victims to death. Black snakes,
gapher snakes and racers have the power
tea-large degree. Rattlesnakes ihave the
most fascinating power among all, the
-poisonous serpents in the 'south-west.
ffihe indications of charming among poisonous snakes are deceiving sometimes.
Poisonous snakes fang their prey once
only. The poison does not kill at once.
Tho victim flutters to a branch, it may
be, or runs a short distance and stops.'
The snake watches it. The poison does
its deadly work, and the bird falls. Anyone who eomes up, not having seen the
Attack, might be readily deceived into
Imagining that it was tin- glance of the
onake and not the poison that caused the
victim to falL"
It Was All Right
"I have a great idea."
As he spoke it was more than evident
■Jhat the young playwright, whose name
even now was a household word in two
continents, was, more than ever before
in bis career, carried away by the tide
of a true inspiration.
"Can it be possible," said the manager,
"that your play has already matured 1
Why, when we parted company last
evening you could think of nothing, and
now -"
"Now," burst forth the enthusiastic
artist, "it is finished—it is complete 1
Listen while I tell you."
The face of the manager showed «*
trace of disappointment. He movod
-uneasily in his seat.
"Don't be too sure," ho muttered.
"Your enthusiasm may have mislsd
you.   But go on."
"Listen, then. The plot T Bah I It ia
nothing. I stole it from the French.
And then I fixed it up to suit myself.
Pirst, then, we have an opening chorus.
The girls will come out in some brand-
new color sehem'e which your designer
can put his mind, on immediately. Then-
some vaudeville specialties will be in»'
4roducedi   The scene, will_ be.laid—wet^
Say ou liioudtvuy an numngut, or ' ou
some uninhabited island—that' < doesn't
matter. And here's a new topical song,
'But I cannot swallow that!'
"In the last act Chippie Bandoline, the
star, is just saved fiom—oh, well, some
one, and every girl in the chorus appears
in pea-gieen tights."
The manager grasped the great man
by the hand. '
'""Grand I" he cried. "Simply grand I
Do you know, "when you fir.*>t spoke I waa
afiaid you 0weie goin^ lo tnopose something entiiely too good for the public."
—<i£jjn.--   _ .        _   s . l "'
Mainly About People.
An Episcopal clergyman of Cincinnati
was being shaved by a barber who was
iddicted to occasional spices. The razor
manipulator cut he parson's face quite
Donsiderahly. "You see, Jackson, that
tomes from 'taking too much drink,"
laid the man of God. "Yes, sah," .replied Jackson; "it makes de skin very
Wdah, sah.   It do for a fack."
A certain* parson of the old school,
who had preached a sermon of th,- finest,
old-fashioned flavor, after deploring the
new-fangled doctrines of some of his
younger brethren—especially the ideas of
tho heaven and, other historic places
ivluch they inculcated in their discourses
—wound up his own discourse by saying:
"As for me, bieUiren, the hell of oui
fathers is good enough for mc." ;
At <i'biiliquet of the American Irish
'Historical Society in New Yuik not loner
ago the ehaiiiiinii told a -»loiy iipiopo*.
of the customs officials of the port ol
New York. ""-When he was (liming down
'the gangplank on his i etui m fiom Europe -he had a hnndkei chief o\i>i Ins rye
An' Irish customs ofllcei asked: "Wh\
have you your ' eye under covert"
"There's a bit of coal in it." "Ah, bring
Ing in coall You'll have to pay duty^on
A Scotch laird had an Englishman as-
his guest during the fishing season. ,,Thc
Englishman was a novice at thd sport.
One day he hooked a fine salmon, and iv
his excitement'slipped and fell into the
river. The keeper, seeing that he < was,
no swimmer, hooked him with the gafl
and started to drag him ashore. Thi
laird called out:7-"What-are ye aboot
Donal'J Get haud o' the lod and look
tae the fush.' Ma hiend can bide a wee0
but the fush winna."       ,
An aspiring Southern politician used
to 'quote grandiloquently the familial
saying, "The office should seek the man
not the man the office." On one occa
nion he was observed electioneering foi
himself in the old-fashioned style, with
whiskey, cigars, etc. Being reminded of
his recent lofty utterances, he answeied
"I still maintain my position. The office
should seek the man; but, by.g.vdksah
the man should be around when the* of
fice is looking foi him." •  ,      '
A wind is a wind.'from whatever quai-
ter it may blow. So thought the hotel-
keeper* in the Scottish Highlands, of
whom a tourist asked: "Is this a good
place, do you think, for a pei son with
„weak lungs?" "Nane better, sir, nane
better," was the encouiaging reply. "1
have been advised to settle in a place
where there is a. south wind.- Does it
blow much here?" "Oh, aye," was the
answer. "It's aye the south wind that
blaws here." "But it's Wowing from the
north nowl" "Oh, aye, sir, it's a* one.
It's the south wind a* the same, sir, on
its road back agin."
Students of Edinburgh University who
oould not spell fell oa evil days*when
Professor Traill, editor of a former .edition of the "Encyclopaedia Britanniea,"
was an examiner. According to Professor Knight's "Recollections," Professor
Traill one day objected to a candidate
for graduation, who was a native of Oey
m?kon,thc  S""111*!  of    false  spelling.
Why, he actually spelled exceed with
°ueJK} .sa,d he- "Well," instantly replied Professor Henderson, who filled the
chair  of  pathology   invthe  university,
you should remember that he comes
from the land of the SingaJ-eae." '
The latest story relative to the methods of President James J. Hill of the
Great Northern Railroad cornea from a
Western city in which his line has car
yards and many side-tracks. A prominent citizen of the place desired to have a
subway built to his properly- Its construction involved tunneling under th«
tracks of the Great Northern. It seem*
that he had experienced some delay in
getting the corporation's consent, and so
when President Hill passed tb-ough the
city recently the citizen bearded the
magnate in this car. "I want this subway bad," Mr. Hill's visitor explained. "I
have petitioned your company, but without getting satisfaction. So I have oome
to you for advice." Tlie railway builder
smiled. "I have found," he said, "that
the best plan in such cases is to go ahead
and get permission afterward." The subway is now in course of construction,
and no protest has been filed by the
Great Nortfliern.
Joseph Jefferson, the veteran actor,
once struck a progressive Western town,
where he was to give a two nights' performance of "Kip Van Winkle." After
the performance on the first night, Jefferson went back to his hotel, and there
he found waiting the most prominent
merchant of the town, a wholesale manufacturer of bedsprings. After a few preliminary expressions of his approval of
the performance, the merchant declared
that he was prepared to furnish bed-
aprings to Jefferson's entire family free
of charge, provided the actor would'make
one little change iu the 1 ies of his role.
His proposition foi the change was extremely simple. All he asked was that
after the line where Rip exclaims "Oh,
how my bones do ache," Jefferson should
add, "But, ah,'not thus would they have
ached hod I slept on B'a bedsprings." It
was only a little change, and the merchant-was surprised and indignant when
bis proposition was rejected.
The Proudest Darkles.
.When Rebecca Douglass Lowe was
made president of the Federation of -Women's Clubs of America, writes Van
iVlatoh in the -"Argonaut," the negro
servants of the Lowe homestead in At-,
lanta wero justly the proudest darldes on
the continent. The position to which
their mistress had been elevated was
the highest in the gift of American wo-
mankindj and "Mis' Beck" was "suttenly
IT as she was bawn to."  L
On the death of Queen "Victoria, Mrs.
Lowe cabled tlie condolences of the women of America to the Prince "of Wales,
now King Edward "VII. In due time an
official acknowledgment found its way
back to Atlanta by post, and was delivered to Robeit, the factotum of the-
Lowe household, by carrier, together
with the customary bulky bundle of official and'private mail. The big seal attracted the attention of Robert, and excited his interest. Saiaili was not good
enough to "tote the mail up lo Mis
Beck that mawnin'; no *• ill!, itob'rt muss
done do it hisself/that iiiuwniu'," and'so
he did.'
The mist 1 ess received the weighty correspondence with accustomed dignity and
nonchalance,''and did ,not even' "start"
or turn pule at the gu-at letter which
hnd impiesscd llobeit ui mi!>htily. Sho
began opening the "-li-l tors in the'usual
nuuiMfi, not at all lo the satisfaction ol
Robert, and lie took'tho hbeity accorded
to old servants in the South of "inteipos-
in\"       , ,
"Mis' Beck," said 'he, " 'pears"like you
had a veiy important letter in yo' mail
thi3 mawnin'J"
"Yes, Robert."
,   " 'Pears,* Mi3' Beck, as if it was from
royalty ?"
"Yes, Robert, it is from the King of
Robert waited for nothing more, but
hastened down to the servants' quarters
to herald the great news. Mrs. Lowe
thought no more about tihe matter ol
the'servant's curiosity until she was out
riding with her daughter,' Mrs. English,
in the afternoon, and sat waiting in the
carriage while her daughter did some
Andrew was on the box, and took advantage of the opportunity to find out
more about the royal letter than Robert
had been able to tell them.' Using the
before-mentioned privilege of old family
servants in the Soutih, he turned to hia
mistress and asked: "Mis' Beck, Robert
was tellin' us this mawnin' that you had
a letter from the King er England this
mawnin'?"      "    .
"Yes, Andrew; Robert spoke true."
"Robert said it was a \er' impawtanrt
letter, Mis' Beck."
"Yes, Andrew, a very important let*
ter." \     y
, - This closed the enquiry for some min-
Jutes, ,but the negro curiosity had not
been entirely satibtied. Turning again to
his mistress Andrew enquned in an un
dertone suggestive' of a wheedling bid
for confidence: "Mis' Beck,11 s'pose tho
King of England is asl?m' us to come
over and Bpend the summah with him?"
Manners For Musical'
,     At Homes.
Gkdys-OW eajr Edith's father won't
allow Jerrold the houso. Harold—Whatl
(baa ho asked for it already:—"Judge."
Don't blunder about among the music
stands—things admirably contiived for
tripping up the unwaTy. Should you get
entangled with one, however, and in such
a way as to bring youi self and it crashing down into the peifoimer's -violoncello,
leave all vituperative display to the owner of the instrument. $,
Don't, when singing, if you are standing behind the accompanist, keep hold oi
his ears all the time, and 'seek to indicate your wishes bjr tugs and jerks. It
distracts his attention from the copy.
J Don't, during a lullaby or plaintive
ballad,' get up a fierce battle between
Fido and the eat, and never seek to divert the company by firing paper pellets
into the singer's mouth. >
Don't, if your emotions are appealed
to by some, pathetic little trifle, bellow
or give way to violent grief. If you cannot stifle your sobs by Burying your face
in the rug, leave the room until you have
recovered self-control. '.
Don't be grumpy and sit brooding in
a corner all the evening because youi
.hostess aoes not ask you for a 'song.
Her omission may not arise from the
thought that you cannot sing, but from
the knowledge that you do.
' Don't, if you know a good anecdo&e,
put it forth during a piano solo—the
pianist may like to hear it, too. Wait
patiently until peace reigns over the assembly. If your anecdote is a poor one,
continue waiting. l
Don't be outlandish in your musical
tastes. A good plan when invited out,
if you favor the accordion, pandean pipes,
or double bassoon, is to leave your instrument at home. A long list, in fact,
could be compiled of instruments which
should nearly always be left at home.
My final "don'ts" are levelled at late
comers and early leavers. To the former
I would say, don't, while a song is being
executed, burst noisily into the room and
insist then and there upon shaking hands
with your hostess. In cases where she
herself is the soloist, you will put her
off her stroke, and even if sho has the
presence of mind to sing her words of
greeting, it is twenty to one if they
make rhyme or reason with the context
of the poem.
To early leavers I would offer similar
advice and say, don't -flounder away in
the middle of a musical item. Where
you have failed to escape before its commencement, exercise a giant control until
the final chords bring release.
To seek escape by the window is cowardly, save where the music-room is not
on the ground floor—then it is foolhardy.
Curious Bits of News.
Magistrate—Why did you steal that
bam, Uncle Rastus? Uncle Rastus—Be-
kase -mah pooh fambly was starvin', yo*
honner. "Family starving, eh? But they
tell me you own five dogs." "Dat's er
fack, yor honner; but Ah reckon yo'-al]
wudn't 'spect mah fambly ter eat dem
flawga."—Chicago "Daily News."
On account of the thieving propensi-,
tics of the "paleface" the Western Indians have abandoned their old burial
custom of depositing valuables belonging
to the deceased wilh the corpse. The
"Breeze" of Blisa, Indian Territory, is authority for the statement that the Indians now place money ini th" bank and
put the certificate of deposit in'lhe coffin '
lor the dead Indian to t.tke along to the
Happy Hunting Grounds, as they have
found this to be a much safer .method.
Peihaps the most extensively traveled
lady in the world is Mrs. Crossley of Indianapolis. She is now preparing to
make her twenty-lust voyage round the
world. She has ciossed the Atlantic no
fewer than'seventy times, has made
twelve journeys to the,, top of the Pyramids, and has visited every town of note
in Em ope, Asia, Afnc* and America. All
this amount of traveling, too, she has
crowded into eighteen yeais, and she
pos^csaps n wonderful collection of curi-
oailics from e\eiy quarter of the globe.
The fact that the bnth of Marconi has
,been found icgislered in Bologna has
cut shoit the claim of other Italian
towns to this distinction. Florence, however, has discovered that the inventor
went to school theie between his sixth
nnd tenlli yeais. Theie has also been
disco, eied nn .iged lady, Signora Luisa
CflvalUio, who taught - young Maiconi
how to read, and she says that sne was
■obliged to punish him many times be-
'cause he was very naughty, and since he
has become a great man her conscience
has severely reproachedv her. "Fancy
punishing a genius!" she exclaimed. "At
the same time," she -added in, extenuation, "he was never able to learn anything by heart. That was impossible
with him."
Perhaps the most interesting gift to
the Pope on his Pontifical jubilee was an
ancient clock, in the form of a planisphere, dating from 1726.* It was constructed at Plaisance by the mathematician Barnardo Facini, who presented il
to "the wife of Philip'II. of Spain. The
planisphere gives the hours and the minutes, according to the Italian and Spanish'style, the length of days and nights,
according to the seasons, the daily position of the sun according to the signs
of the zodiac, solar and lunar eclipses,
the real seasons and the seasons according to astronomy. Notwithstanding the
enormous progress made in mechanics
since its construction, the movement of
the wheels is absolutely unknown. When
once it broke down no one was found
able to repair it. '
On the Sands of Life—A Fable.
There were 'once two Children—a Boy
and a^ Gill—playing ( together on the
Sands of Life. For many days they were
happy and content, but-finally the Boy
grew weary of their simple games and
looked longingly farther up 'the beach to
a spot where both had been forbidden to
go—to'a Quicksand called Passion.
At first the Girl diew back, refusing to
leave their old playgiound; but when
the "Boy pouted and deelaied he would
find a new playmate, she reluctantly
took his hand and -went with him.
Across this Quicksand stretched a very
slender Plank, that led safelyy to the
other side, and on this they" ventured.
Just as they reached the middle, the Girl
.became frightened,-lost her balance and
fell. With one horror-stricken look, the
jBoy turned and fled safely to the Other
Bide. The Girl's piercing .screams brought
all the other Children-who were playing
along the beach. But instead of trying
to help her, they stood just far enough
away to be 'safe, and laughed. Some of
them even threw sand at her with their
little shovels, while the Boy shut his
eyes that he might not see the appeal in
the dear eyes he had loved, and resolutely walked away.
Suddenly one Boy, bigger and braver
than the rest, pushed bis way through
the crowd and hastened to the middle
of the frail Plank. > Stooping over the
half-unconscious Girl, he bade her clasp
her arms, about his neck. Then slowly
and gently he drew her up beside him
and Jed her carefully to firm ground,
while all the other Children stopped gibing and stared.
When the poor stunned Child realized
that ahe was once more safe, she raised
her eyes to his face with a passionate
devotion that was never to fade, and a
great white light enveloped them both,
purifying her soiled white gown till she
was once more as fair as a lily.—The
Modern Aesop.
,,..11..'..,,.   o_. *     L...~    ,.iv.,.l     o.        ..   ,.»--vll*
-asked to disrobe, and on doing so under
protest and profanity and evident confusion, a big porous plaster was discovered
between his shoulders, and was ordered
removed, wihen Hie iewels were found
lodged behind the plaster. They corresponded exactly in number and description,
to the list sent o*.cr by the1 European
detectives, and, weie confiscated. Refusal to make any.declaration, however,
absolved the smugglei fiom criminal pro* ,
secution, and he was let go.
A Smuggling Yarn.
Recently the detective department of
the United States customs at Boston received information from the other.Bid*
that a man of certain description had
sailed on one of the Cunarders for Boston; -that he had a steamer trunk and a
grip of unusual construction for luggage.
The trunk was reported to be innocent
and ordinary, but "keep your eye*on the
grip and on the man," were the special
In due season the Cunarder arrived
with the man and the luggage as described. Asked to declare his belongings,
he refused, falling back, on the favorite
excuse that he didn't know what he had
that was dutiable, or the value of the
things he had, and hence would not moke
a sworn declaration of value; the officers were at liberty to search his boxes
and make their own conclusions.
The steamer trunk contained nothing
dutiable; neither did the curiously constructed valise. It had a false bottom
and a hollow handle, and, in addition,
the brass buttons that are placed at the
corners of the bottom of traveling bags
to stand them on were screwed in and
covered shallow holes in which jewelt
might easily be placed and concealed
But in these handy hiding places nothing could be found, and the officers were
becoming desperate and chagrined. Finally, came the last resort in customs ex-
- "Got a talking machine at home?"
"Yes." "What did vou' pay for, it?"
-•-NT/,+r*;-*<T    -Maj-xiiid ,f>—":rit,ajo»",  .'
_  -  .,r- ,     * -
, Mkinly About People.
' When Lore Randolph Churchill visited
the diamond fields of( South Africa, while
looking at a huge parcel of diamonds he
remarked:   "All'for  the»vanity of wo-    '
man."    A lady, who heard the remark,   > ^
added, "And the depr_>ity of man."
It is related that a prisoner, arrested,..''
for murder, bribed an Irishman  on  the  , „
jury with one hundred'dollars to1 hang y
out for a verdict of manslaughter.   The ,'<• ,
jury weie out a long time,,and finallyi/
came in with a verdict of manslaughter.1 ;,?
The man rushed up to the Irish juror,,    *
and said: "I'm obliged to j'ou, my friend.,''
Did you have a hard time?" "Yes,"; said    /
the Irishman; "an awful time.   Theoth- \.
er eleven wanted to acquit yer."   xJ r i*,-><,,* ,
, So many quick retorts are ascribed toyi
the "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" </ '
that it sometimes seems as"if tKe> witty ;< -
poet could scarcely have taken time to ,_ f,
eat or sleep. The last 'reply is quoted1 '
by a man to'whom it was made'only'*
few months* ! cfoie the "death" ofrDrl
Holmes. The talk between the two men
had fallen on the subject of * age." "You're
five years imy junior,"** said ^ 'Dr.
Hohnes/"but I believe I don't envy you."
"I can't see.why you should," said hia
friend. "You carry your years muchi-J-t,*
more lightly than^'I do mine." „ "Thai's^ >'
natural," said the autocrat. „ "I've had y, i
five years' more practice." 7      * (t '       v ',*
A< clergyman passing through ,a village ',
street saw a number of'boys surround-;y
ing a dog, says > the Buffalo "Courier.", 41
Thinking thatisome'cruel  deed was in., *
progress, the clergyman hastened toward  .y
the boys and asked what they were do- *f;
ing.   _One of the lads replied'that they/'y
were1 telling lies, and the boy who" told [r *'
the biggest lie would get the dog. • -The j  ■
clergyman was shocked at such deprav-;'1'
ity,' and began  to lecture, them on,the    <
sin of lying, and'concluded his remarks'*
by saying:  "Why,1 when I ..was a little-"
boy I naver told lies." ' Tlio boys 'were^ ".
silent for a second, when'-one of theim"*.
said sadly: "Hand him the dog." *   v    ,„""*,.-.
An Irishman, who, much to his 'wife'sp''"-
sorrow, had  got/into   the companys-of  '<
men who    managed'  cock-fights, 'deter-j.'1
mined  to raise , some g.ime-roosterst'for <'\
himself.   So he got some prize eggs and,-
put them under the old hen in the back-^ "V
yaid.    In order to teach him a -lesson  .
and discourage his gi owing vice, his wife",
removed the prize eggs from under the "«,
unsuspecting hen, and put in their place -
' some ducks' eggs.   Some weeks later the .
wife heard a commotion in  the wood- ^->
shed.   She rushed out,'and there stood    ■
Pat, watching with delight the first, ef- - -
forts of a newly-hatched duck to waddle!    -'
"Bridget, Bridget, will ye luk at the fut" \
on him?    Sure, a birrd  twice his size   I,
couldn't thrip him!" " *       -i . ,
,    One  evening  last year,   while  Mark ',"'
Twain was spending some time at his
summer home, he  piepared  to take »
drive, expecting to remain out-until late.  -
He  therefore told  his hostler   that he,   :
need not wait for him, instructing him    ,
when he had finished his work to look < ,
the stable and  place the key under a >
stone, the location of which Mr. Clemens
described with much exactness.-.   When •
Mr. Clemens reached home after his drive"
he was surprised to find that the key (
was not in its place.   When his patience   -,
had been exhausted be awoke the hostler
and   received   this   explanation:     "Mr.   '--,
Clemens, I'found a'better place."        '- „ /.
A real estate dealer, who had chargo
of considerable real estate belonging to  ..'
Archbishop Ireland, says the New York  "."
"Times," tells this story about the distinguished divine, which illustrates the'
quick wit of the gentleman in turning a "...
corner when in a tight place.   The real
estate agent was caught short on-some
investments of his own and his client'^,    ,
and it was decided that he and the Arch-   "
bishop must hasten   at- once to "New .
York, where they had moneyed friends   .'
who they expected would help them out.
The reverend gentleman suggested tha*    '
they go the next day, which was Son-  *„
day.   The real, estate man was somewhfi.4 *
shocked at this suggestion coming from
the source it did, and said that he stevea1
traveled on the Sabbath, as it was contrary to the Scriptures.   The Bishop saiw
the point,- and, rubbing his hands together, replied that he, too, hod a text that!
might apply: '"If thy ass fall into the
ditch   on  the  Sabbath   day   you  must!
straightway take him out,' and as there    >
are two asses in this case we had better
bo lively."
-. V
Tourist—My friend Jenkins died here
some months ago, you say. What oft
Alkali Ike—Waal, I reckon ye might call
it heart trouble. Tourist—Heart trouble T
Alkali Ike—Yes, it was a royal flush o*
hearts that he showed down against Bad
Bill's four aces.—Philadelphia "Press."
Girgl (in the depot)—I have drunk six
glasses of beer waiting for my wife, an<$
now the train is an hour late. I'll have
to order three more. Oh, dear, what an
srpense a wife is!—"Ulk."
Widow (tearfully)—Yes, my daughteri
are now my only resources. -Friend—
Take my advice and husband your re.
 -*i—Princeton "Tiaex-i'.
Lever's Y-Z(Wise Head)Disinfectant Soam
Powder is a boon to any home.    It diim
facts and cleans at tbe same time. -&
3g&»S �� (.''''.v.*  ATLTN ,   B. C,    SATURDAY,    JULY    4,     1501  1  1  i *t"  II  rMCKED'UP HERE AND THERE.  i  Cliiirch "I Kngliind:  St. Murtin\ Cluiiuli, .-or. Third mul Ti'ain-  tii- aticiits. Sim-laj sc-viccs, M.itiiia at II n.  111., Ilv^nsuiii; 7:M.p. in. Olc-bi-.-tiou of llolv  Communion, 1st Sunday In c.icli month tinil  011 Sptcinl oic-uMoii-,. Siitirl.ij- Suhool, Sunday :lt y D. in. Cloiiiinittco .Moetinys, 1st  'j'liui siluj in uauli muiilli.  Ki-*. \?.li. !5t(;i>lic-iisou, Rector.  1 St. Andrew's Pifsbvlei-ian Church hold  nc-niee-, in tlio Church on Second Street.  MonniiK si*r\jru ntlt o\ciiin;j sei\ieo 7:30  Stiiid.o St-liool at Ou* close of tlio moriiliiir  ��ei-\ici'. j.pv. 1j. TiirUiiijfloii, .Minister, l?i-co  Itt-adiii-iKooni, lo wliiuli all aro woluoi'ic.  Otto Ludwig and five men musTi-  cd, in from the Nakinaw River  wherc tkey hnd been piospccling  without success  'Justarrived: A large consign-'  ment of first class Groceties. , If  you want an outfit try Stables and  Lumsden.  Harry Pi ice is at tbe Police Hospital at White Horse; it is expected  that he will be out in  a  few  days.'  We shall be glad to see liini back  well and cheery asheretofore.    ,  Bicycles for rent���bicycle repairing���Pillman S�� Co.  ' Mr. Charleston, late Sup. of Construction of Dominion Telegraph,  now inspection officqr accompanied  by Mr. Rochester, auditor and Mr.  Clegg District Superintendent  arrived on Wednesday's boat.  Large shipment of Alarm, Mantle, Kitchen and Office Clocks just  arrived at Jules Egge'rt's.'  ~ ' Mrs. I. S. Stewart, of San Francisco, arrived this week, she is  visiting her sister, Mrs. McDonald.  McDonald's Grocery makes a  specially of fresh eggs   and butter.  ^       I  SUikcy's new hoist arrived this  week and will be put on their  property at once.   '       /  Fresh   fruit   and   vegetables   at  , N. C. Wheeling & Co's.  The Keystone /Driller steamed  out of Atliu last Thursday.  Linoleums  aud Oilcloths just ar-  1 rived at N. C. Wheeling & Co.'s  Mr. ' aud Mrs. Paul Eggert'  and child arrived in town this  week. ' ,  Fishing Tackle of all kinds at  C. R. Bourne's.-     -���  N. C. Wheeling & Co., the  successors lo ' Messrs J. A. Fraser  & Co. are to be found at the old  stand where they carry one of the  most up lo date stocks in the camp.  The new firm will continue lo  conduct and carry on the business  as''heretofore.  W. G. Paxton, Notary Public,  intends being in Discovery .every  evening. ��� Office at Palmer's, opposite Nugget Hall.  Mrs. Rorke left Vancouver ou the  2nd for Atlin on the Princess May.  Fresh Lowney's Chocolates at  C. R. Bourne's.  Mrs. Hirschfeld and baby are  expected ou Tuesday's boat.  Go to Ford's O. K. Barber Shop  for a bath; 25 cents,  Bring your cash to Joe Palmer's  store, iu Discovery ��� Hats, shoes,  shirts, etc., etc., can be had there  at any price; above, below or at  cost, just as you wish.  Linoleums and Oilcloths, just arrived at N. C. Wheeling & Co.'s  If .you Avanc good table buttei  call at the iron stork.  We regret to announce the death  of Mr/Guy Macgowan,'eldest son  of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. B. Macgowan  of Vancouver.. He was well known  here ,and was for some time .in  charge of the general agency of the  "White Pass Ry. Co. Vancouver and  Seattle.  B-iPi  imPOBWANT NOTICE.  VVV*iv*jrVV^*V**^^^  DO NOT' FORGET YOUR  DUTY. ���'REGISTER YOUR  VOTE' AT ONCE.  '.,ATLIN BOOM.  Having decided to retire from  busiuc-sb, the undersigned olTcis  for* sale his business establishments,  at Atlin and Discovery, consisting  'of Store, Duelling Out-houses, and  Stock of General Merchandise, to-,  gether with Goocl-will-of Business.,  ' This is a rare chdnce' to procure  a Good Business in '"'- Tin-; Most  Prosperous Camp" in'B. C.  ' Terms liberal.   '    ,��*'  M. Folev,  Stables and   Lumsden  having "taken-  ' ���        '       -  -    ' .',/'  over tlie business of, Messrs. ,'T. ,Sf.' Clair-  ���Blackett & Co.,  a're prepared to furnish'the  '      ���   ' '   1 ��� 1 - *���  Camp' with the best line'of Groceries at the  lowest  prices. By  strict - attention' to  ' ��� ' ' '.'-'.'  business we hope to merit a 'share of your  ' ! *l ���       " 1  patronage.   ' -'    '     -;,,      ,   '    -       .    '  -----   VLUMS  ^***��t  ��  -��  Clothing, Dry    Goods, .Groceries,- Boots,  "   Shoes, Miners'- Hardware, Drugs/Etc.:  - ���"_  ���    Furs hsusght at; highest 'Market Prices-  NOTICE.  We beg to announce that we  have this day sold out * our  business in Atlin to Messrs. Stables  & Lumsden. While thanking our  many friends and patrons^ for- past  favors we would bespeak, on behalf of the ne\v firm the same 'generous consideration; they are,so well  and favorably known throughout  the district as to require 'no praise  from us other than we are prepared  to guarantee fair and' honorable  dealing to all who may give them  patronage.  ��� ,A11 debts due.the'lirm of ( Blackett & Co. will be collected by Mr.  Blackett.     '      " * *  -  J. St. Clair Blackett & Co.  Atlin, B. C.  ist. July 1903.  "\A7E   give special attention to Mail and Telegraphic Orders:  AGENTS   FOR '    . " *   '   ' " '"'��� " -      '  ,   , Standard Oil Co. ( 7.- ���  Rose ofsEllensbury Butter.       -    "'>'.",  '-    The Cudariy- Packing! Co.   .  . ��� , .     '   - Chase'&.^Sanborn's Coffee...  .-,     ^        '  Groceries, Bruit &' Vegetables���Crockery,  , The Rise and Fall.  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  26th inst, are as follows :  June   27  .���  37."      58  , 28 '  ���  38   *       57  �� 29   .  ���  39           48  . 30  ���  44           61  July.   1  '  40            62  ,    2  ���  44           63  1   '3  4i            65  c. p  ..JN.  >    r*W/0��9  ���ALASKA  ROUTE  SAILINGS���  The following Sailings are announced for the month of June,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.iu., or on  arrival of the train :  Princess May, June 6, 16 & 26  Amur ,,   2, 12 & 22'  For further information,  apply or  write to    I-I. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway, Alaska.-  10'  >��  Skagway; Alaska.  First Street,   Atliu'.'  I KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES.  J6-  <*  J*  DIXON   BROTHERS,   Proprietors  ' 1-*��M "  'k  '    -    .   Pool  % 8c   Billiards,   Free.       ���   7 -  Freighting and Teaming.        jfi    -. Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  Wholesale   and "Retail' Butcher  FIRST   STREET;   ATLIN,  B.   G  A Large Consignment   of:  Dry Goods Wall Paper  Oilcloth Window Shades  Potatoes Oranges Lemons  Carpets  Groceries  Fresh Vegetables  All at the Lowest Market Prices,  FOR SALE ��� Three hundred  feet of hydraulic canvas hose and  brass nozzles���Apply this Office.  Store to Rent ��� Apply at The  Clmm Office.  Northern Lumber Co.  Prices for the Season 1903.  Rough, up to 8 inches, $35.  do       do     10      ,,        40.  do       do     12      ,,      '45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST  OF  GOODS  Sam* Johnstone,   Prop*  ��� i


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