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 ���,(  f  .'       *     I '  1. *r  /'.  ,  (/. ��  " - H  VOL.   9.  ATLIN,   B. C,   SATURDAY,    JULY,    18    1903.  c<NO. 209. '  the ^premier ,c<  Twenty British Islands Seized by the United States Navy on  -  - The Coast of Borneo.  Nome Forger Arrested lu Johannesburg. ���  North. ��� The   Pope Still Alive. -  Strikes Over. -~ The Berlin Comet.  , Dawson.  E. C. Hawkins on his way  Fishermen and ' Mlllmen  - Damaging:, Bush Fire at  The' Premier.  ^ The Hon. Richard Mcl'.iideis  now visiting thc.;Kooiuay; he intends'leaving for Atlin on the 23rd.  inst. Mr. C. W>. ,D. Clifford, who  was nominated at Port Essington  as a candidate in the -Conservative  interest, will probably accompany  the Premier  on his  Northern tour.  Twenty Islands Seized  Vancouver, July 16.���The news  that the United VStat.es, warships  had -seized twenty islands off the  coast of Borneo belonging to Great  ^Britain has caused ripple of excitement in London1 and Washington.  The report is not, confifttied.     ���"    ���  Nome* Forger   Arrested. s  Johannesburg, S. A.���-James A.  Beasley, charged vvicb forging  duplicate drafts in paymert-of work  done for the United States government, was arrested near Johannesburg after a chase of 17000 miles.  Beasley was a partne? of Burns  & Beaslev. <��� ' '  Hawkins Coming North.  Mr. E. C. Hawkins left Toronto  'for Dawson last week; 1l& is engineering the Klondike Mines railroad.  The   Pope.  Rome, July 17.���Pope still lives.  Doctors say ailment simply senile  decay.  Strike   Over.  Vancouver, July 16.���'The sawmill workers declared strike off  yesterday. Building vill be resumed at once.  The Berilli Cornet.  London, July, 17.���Tbe Berilli  comet is visible to the naked eye in  New York.  Fierce Bush Fire.  Dawson.'���Thousands of acres of  splendid'limber aie going up in  smoke hi the Upper Tanana 'basin.  Miles of Telegraph poles have been  consumed and _the United States  Government telegraph line only  just completed is now prostrated;  it is impossidle to say how long it  will take to repair the line.    ^  Blair's Resignation.  Ottawa, July 16.���Itisnotthougt  Mr.-Blair's resignation as' Minister  of' Railways will be reconsidered  through pressure was ^ brought* ,to  bear'lnst night. Mr.' Fielding will  will be .his successor.,   .���  Another Strike Ended.  Vancouver, July 16.���The  Fraser River Fishermen's strike  is off. The, Whites are following  the Japanese accepting Cannery-  men's terms.  Forty People Drowned/  Jeanette Pa.���A loss of forty  lives' and' damage to property of  over $1,500,000 was the result of  the breaking of the breaking of the  Oakfork Park dam last week.  Citizens met and subscribed $12,-  000 in one afternoon; help is needed  from the outside.  Why Dredging has not Paid  ,  in ..British Columbia.  k New Arrivals.  Wednesday's boat brought in a  few old timers and a party of tourists, among t the passengers were  Mr. and Mrs Blunk, Davenport,  Iowa, C. E. Roberts, Seattle, Mr.  and Mrs. IT. H. Ashman," Mrs.  Lillian Bernhardt, Philipsburg, Pa.  L. M. West,' Mrs. Taylor and Miss  Creeman; Skagway.  Mr. and Mrs. Sipe, Mrs. Bernhardt and Mr. and Mrs. Ashman  are touring for pleasure and will  go from here to Dawson and Nome  returning by St. Michaels. Mr.  Sipe is a large shareholder in the  Columbia Hydraulic Co., of which  Mr. J. Lawrence DeWittis Manager.  ��� ���    ' , '       r   ���  The  following appealed in   the  June issue of the Canadian Mining  Review:- ' 1 ,  "Dredging for gold has not ie-~  ceived the usual amount of attention  this past year, only;, two or three  dredges having been at'work. On  the Quesiiel a prospecting dredge  was operated for a portion ,of the  year with good les'ults, but made  ���only a small "output. ' Another  dredge is repoited- to have 'been  prospecting on the Thompson river,  with' what results has not .been  learned. 'At Lytton, tbejold Cobel-  dick dredge has been working.  Here Mr. Turner, the director who  was sent out from Englaud -to investigate for the company the working of the dredige, made'the'discovery that; of the gold dredged  up from the bottom, less than 16  per cent. _ '-was recovered on the  tables/.the remaining 90 pei cent,  going off again with the tailings,  although the gold^ saving appliances  on this niacliiue\weie about the  most complete' Oi' ' any in British  Columbia. It certainly appears as  though here is the point of failure  in most of the dredging operations  in British'Columbia, and the realisation of this fact should soon lead  to the removal of the. difficulty,  when, only, will this industry become the success whieli the conditions seem to wairant."  We do not think that the Dredge  now being erected here will be run  so badly as to (only recover :o per  cent, ofgolddredged,' on the contrary we anticipate a new era of  prosperity for Atlin when' the  B. A. D. Co. make their first cleanup.  Yukon Territory.  ���'The  gold   assays    $17.02  per-  ounce, and half was sold at $16.15,  making the  3', 183.74 ounce  clean '  UP $52.������ i�� round   numbers, and ,  tlie    whole, -$205,000    in  .round '  numbers.    In   the dump' were only   .  22,000 buckets.    As  will   be  seen  the dirt has   averaged   between $9  and $10 the bucket.    The  average   <���  per pan has been from'$i' to $1.25.    ���  l> The  production  of gold  in the  Northwest Territory is   falling off  according, to  figures  furnished by'  the Canadian  Geological  Survey. -  Iii 1900 the production of gold was  $27,916, 752; in 1901   it was '$24,-  462,222, and in 1902,   $19,500,000.  The estinirte for this year is  about  $16,000,000: , "'  - McKee Creek  Mr.    R.    D.     Fetherstonhaugl^  brou'gh down some 500 ounces, the  result . of the   -weeks run   of  thel  Atlin'Mining Co.'s .hydraulic.  'At fast Mr. Hamshiiw's pipe has  been delivered; over 33 tons of pipe  left on Friday per S. S. Scotia, 'for  McKee Creek. It will not be long-,  now before tlie McKee Consolidated  Hydraulic Co. begin to add to our  steadily growing output.  -   .    ,    "  Painful-Accident  Mr. T. Youngmayr, of the^orlh-  'ern Brewing Co., met with a pain-  fulaccident on Friday morning, the  breaking of a .bottle having .badly  cut his wrist'and arm. Dr. Young  attended Mr. YoungmajT at the  Atlin Hospital. The injury was  not a serious one.  The Atlin Gun Club.  I  The'biggest clean-up ever made  from a like amount of dirt in the  Klondike has just been finished,  says the bonanza record. ' The  four laymen of twenty-eight above  Bonanza Creek, have washed up  $205,000. Their, clean ups have  been twelve in number. The greatest one of all amounted to $52,000.  It took four strong men to carry  away the gold.  Preseut at the time were C. E.  McKee, manager of the N. A. T. &  T. Co.,which owns the claim; D. A.  Cameron, manager of the Canadian  Bank of- Commerce, which bought  the laymen's share of the gold;  Kinsey & Kinsey, who took several  photographs of the gold in buckets  and pans; O'Reilly Bros, of Bonanza; and many others, who saw  the gold and tried to lift it.  The first shoot, on the new-  grounds of the Atlin Gun Club,,  was an unqualified success.  The   new    arrangement   at tbe-  traps prevents all delay previously-  occasioned by re-loading; the traps  are screened  by a  mound of earth  and are  re-loaded as soon as' discharged.  The scoring was very   satisfactory',   especially  as   it    was   practically entirely  different from  the-  old style.  Mr. R. D. Fetherstonhaugh  killed 19 out of 20 singles and 9  out of 10 doubles. Good averages  were made by A. C. Hirschfeld, G.  Hayes, J. St. Clair Blackett and  J. D. Lumsdcn, but the record of  the day was made by R. Jameson,  who scored a ''clean" sheet for 20  birds.  The members of the Atlin Gun  Club are anxiously awaiting the  Skagwayans who promised to come  here for a match shoot.  Should thay come to Atlin we  can assure them a royal welcome.  /-  1*  u  liHMHIWUlM  'i '   V.  HmMt!P��� *i***m*r 0*�� r.  i:  iVi  ~J3y g.'in, thoy won't let" her liury herself. Hark at the h:i t,rs! - they grudge her  tho honor. Ncyrccln's safe. Upon 'my  soul 1 never should have thought she  cared so much for Twaino. Anyhow,  you know, you mustn't inlerfcie, my  son. Gad! they'd make cold meat of us  both. Hey! stop it, you blithering idiot."  J3ut already George Butler had laid  hands on the sacred robes of Llie foremost Ju-Ju man, and ���was'deinanding the  , rescue of the girl in a queer mixture of  ���ordinary and pidgin English, with a few  stray -words in the vernacular.  For two minutes Ney.reela's life, hung  in the balance. And���though Butler did  not know it, his friend did���the lives of  the 'two Englishmen hang just as insecurely. Long knives were drawn, while"  eyeballs gleamed, and savage oaths were  (worn. In those two minutes it wis  /well for Butler and Braun, and perhaps  'for Ncyreela, that B-igby Farn and Dig-  ' toy JFarn's agents had earned in the rivers just tliat reputation which they had  earned.  ���' At tflie end of two minutes'tlie Ju-Jn  xaen bowed to Butler, understanding not  a word of his discourse. Slaves carried  Neyreela out of the grave, and George  ���Butler was bidden take the girl andhim-  aclf outside the limits of the Ju-Ju  ground; and that, quickly, if he valued  liia life or wanted hers.  The  command  was  Greek  to  Butler,  'but   Braun. whispered:   "Come   on,   for  God's sake, befoie-they think better of  it!    Heavens, man! you've done lvh'at'iur  ���w'hitc man on the Coast would dare to  do.   Come on, if you don't want to join  . Twaino.   The girl will be all'right."  But Butler, armed as he was with th��  courage of the man who does not know,  '   swoic vehemently that    he    would not  leave the place till he saw the girl safe.  ���Braun shrugged his. shoulders, and followed his assistant from, the sheer necessity   of the  thing.      Butler    strode  ..through the crowd, his fists clenched and  his eyes blazing, and. possibly' from astonishment at liis daring, or possibly for  some  more subtle ^and' less   easily   explained reason, the"Ju-Ju men fell back  on  either side and made way for the  , youngster, whom any two of them migli't  easily have torn in1 pi'eces.  ' "A  very  pretty   little  Tacial   study,"  thought Braun, smiling in spite of kia  wrath.  Butler walked up to tlie two' slaves  who carried Keyrecla out of the grave,  and -who held her now insensible in their  arms.  "Come with me," said Butler, his teeth-  clcnehed: ,  ,     Broun, translated, grinning,   but still  'angry.       ' " .-   .  So,  while all Warri  stood  watching,  ,Bullcn and' silent, and dead Twaino lay  - half buried, Neyreela, was  carried past  the great Ju-Ju house, across.the open  , space and to tlie fringe  of mangroves,  Kheratho white. men's 0��arets..were waiting.    Tlie girl, still insensible, was deposited in  Butler's    hammock.      Dead  . Twaino's slaves returned to ^the grave,  and Braun and Butler set off-down the  wooded side of the hill.   Then itohe chanting and the wailing and the drum-beating was resumed.  "Well, when I take you out again  for a quiot Sunday's amusement, my son,  I should like you to make a note of tho  circumstance. God knows how much  trade you've lo3t the firm, and God  knows why it happened you didn't get  mc murdered and yourself   too."  "My dear fellow, you wouldn't have  mo stand by and see a live girl buried?"  "It's not your funeral. Good Lord!  It's a custom of the country. What  right 'have you to interfere with their  religion? And to drag me into it, tool  Por a, m!an Who's keen on not taking a  .wife in tho rivers, you've run ai fairly  'tidy 'risk for Ncyreela, my son."  ' "Good heavens! You don't suppose���"  "Oh, no! Of course you didn't know  she was a girl."  "Please understand me clearly, Braun,"  said Butler with sudden stillness, "that  neither her sex nor her color influenced  mo in any way.,  For sheer humanity's  sake "  "Humanity be d���d!" said Braun  quickly. And so they dropped the subject.  Now just ten days before that particu-  ���lar Sunday morning, Dr. Jessop, in whose  (household, first at Accra and then at  ,Warri, Neyreela had been brought up  from childhood io her present age of .fifteen, had sailed for Canary on sick leave.  Neyreela, of course, had" had free permission to remain at his bench in Wtirri-  up till tlie dale of her marriage with  _ Twaino, in which sho had the doctor's  sanction and good wishes.  Dr. Josiop held rather pronounced  views about missionary work and the demoralization of tlie savage. No man  held the semi-educated, black coal-wearing native much cheaper than did Dr.  .Tcft'iop. But for the genuine 'barbarian,  the African unratnppred with, the doctor  had a great admiration. Young Twaino  was a particular friend of his, and owed  a good deal of his* straightforward man-  Uncus to the doctor's influence. Ncyree-  la's religion Dr. Jessop had never'ven-  . tured to temper with. "You be as good as  you know how, child," he would say,  "and never do anything moan. Then  you'll be all right, whatever you believe." He had taught her to s.peak English, and not Coast or pidgin English.1 S<  the girl's language was very quaint am'  pretty, her words being English and then  ���arrangement that of tlie Accra vernacular.  Beyond this the doctor had in no way  Anglicized or civilized the girl, save by  !i)ie influence of his life a.nd tlie life of  'his household. : Perhaps this was one of  the causes which led to Ncyrecla's developing from quite an ordinary Accra child  into one of the irtost, beautiful girls in  Africa. Fifteen years of feminine growth  means early womanhood' on the Ooaat. '  The whole of the weary fourteen miles  between Warri village and Warri beach  George Butler walked in the scorching  heat of the Sunday afternoon of Twaino's  jbnrial. Neyreela, conscious then ;and  weeping quietly, lay in Butler's Jiam-  mock. - Braun, with angry kindliness,  .More than mce offered the younger man  im hammock.   But Braun'a comment on  Humanity as a principle rankled somewhat in the -soul of his a---iatant. _ So  Bu'tler walked and gasped and perspired  i111 he/reached the veianda of Dr. Jes-  sop's quarters, and handed Ncyieelu ovoi  1o tlie oldjAcer.a housekeeper there- Then  he crawled to his own 1001115 and lay  like a log till next' morning.  After this Braun diopped into the habit of saying cveiy now and again:  '"How's your wife, Butler?"  Butler w ridiculously sensitive, and  this simple question of Braun's seemed  to twang on his nerves. Perhaps thi3  had something to do with his not going  round to Dr. Je^sop's beach to enquire  about the girl. Anyhow, he did not go,  and five days passed without his hearing  of Neyreela or seeing her. Then, on the  Saturday following that eventful Sunday, ami as the two men sat down to  their, eleven o'clock breakfast, tho mom-'  ing's work being finished, Braun said:  "You ought to go round and sen that  girl of yoiirs, Butler. If 1 know anything, she's dying, and hurrying through  with it, too.'r  "Dying! Good-heavens!' What's the  matter with her?"  "I don't quite know. She's just dying.  They do go off quickly, you know, when  they begin."  "Well, but "  "Yes, of course,'it's a pity. Pity old  Jessop isn't hcie, or someone she's fond  of. It seems she was fonder of! Twaino  than I ever guessed. And now���she's  just dying. I saw old llada, the housekeeper, this morning, and she swears that  Ju-Jn Neyreela's eaten nothing since last  {Saturday, and had no sleep."  Butler went round to the doctor's  beach 'while Braun was taking his siesta  that day, and for over an hour he sat  talking "to Neyreela. Then he went back  to his quarters, and later on he said to  Braun:  "By Jove, you're righ'l!    She's dying."  Braun,- who was playing with his fox-  terrier, said:  '""Got out: it's-only her'play. Isn't it,  little beetle dog? He says you're dying."  So Butler went to his own quarters  again, and began to think things out.  This raised Butler rigliL out of himself  and clear of his sensitiveness, so that he  'was a full-grown man. Ilc-decided that  Neyieela was dying, because that which  had grown to be the greatest interest in  'her*life had suddenly been cut out of it.  Her instincts had taught her to admire  the splendid savage in Twaino, and Dr.  Jessop had taught her that her instincts  were truer, bigger things than Coast-  taught'creeds. Soj instead of learning  .with her white man's^knowledge to despise her own race, She had learned  gradually, asjmueh from the. doctor's in-  -fhicnce as from anything, to lovo the  princely young chief a great deal. He  had become the salt of her life.'' In Dr.  Jessop's absence, she thought the young  chief and her love of him were all her  life. She thought so, and that in effect  made it a fact. And now Twaino was  dead. " ,  ���' This was what George Butler' decided  in his mind about Neyreela, and in making the decision he became full-grown.  "' Then he determined he would induce  Neyreela to hang on to her life, by creating in it and showing to her some new  interest. Anything would do, so it was  ,an interest. . ���   . -  For the next month George Butler  spent all his leisure time on the veranda  of Dr. Jessop's place. And he supplied  Neyreela with a new interest���with several new interests. He showed her that  ii-ii u-Uic-1) kaj-1  bpnn Uui salt-of box Ufa  was not all which her life had to offer.  He was rather of an idealizing turn of  mind himself, this son of a stock and  share gambler. Now lie invented new  ideals and new frames for old ideals. He  presented Neyreela, the daughter of Ac--  era chiefs and queens, with a new set of  aims, standards and ideals to set up in  a place left vacant by dead Twaino, who  had been the embodiment of what good,  breezy Dr. Jessop had given her as a  creed.   ,  The cost of such things cannot well he.  reckoned in money or in kind. But  George Butler paid away a month's leisure, and in return Ncyreela wa<j allowed,  to wander back with ever-quickening  steps from out the valley of the great  shadow into the dazzling sunshine of  savage freedom on Warri Beach, enjoyed with the appreciation of some degree of culture, erected upon a groundwork of solid cultivation laid by Dr. Jessop.  And then, Butler having paid 'the price,  and supplied the 1 bait, the mean3, the  breath of the newly-gained life, Butler  fell ill of a severe black-water fever, the.  germs of which had been joining foiec.-*  in his blood fcincc the day ol young j  Chief Twaino's funeral.  This was rauicr serious, for the only  professing medical man on Warri Bench  was a youngster with a diploma for dental surgery who had left Guy's for the  benefit of Guy's, and London because  London did not want him. However, the  medical treatment for blnck-water fever  is simple enough,' the is->uc depending,  first, on the, patient, his construction  as a man, and secondly, on tho patient's  nurec.  Knowing this well, beachcomber  Braun mad" his mind easy, and told the  out.ca.-,t of lily's to do likewise. Braun  sind the 11 11 cast held a consultation, at  which cfi'i.lails were served every evening. >i;,-i'eela, beautiful, panther-like  Ncywc-l.-i," who now had a strong hold on  iu-r own life again, Neyreela was the  nui^e, self-appointed, and absolute in hei  authority.  "You needn't bother about Butler,"  said Braun to the outcast. "If he's got  it in him to' pull through liell pull  through. He's, go this nurse. You can  bank your soul on it he wouldn't get  such nursing at. Guy's. And in black-  water a day's nursing's worth all your  medicino-dliest, you believe me."  The outcast smiled in a superior way,  and twiddled his clinical, "thermometer.  But the beachcomber, was right, as���as  tho.ugh^ to spite poor Mrs. Grundy���  beachcombers occasionally arc. Tlie  Marlborough developing and tJho Oxford  clinching and hardening stood, solid  ttfirougli ttio totter and the  racket of  West Africa's short, violent fever. Ana  at the end of a fortnight Geoige Butlei  ,lay purged of his stioni; linglWi sap.  shriveled and weaker than a well-conditioned kitten, but free of disease and  on the rightside of Na tin e's hair,balance. '  - Then he began,.as soonras his mental  half ,awoke, to realize something of what  his nurse had done for him. Then the  emotional part of the man, always self-  assertive While the physical side is weak,  began to notice how veiy beautiful waf  tin's gold-skinned muse: how weary she  was, how well she hid 'her weariness, and  how gracefully and unreservedly she'sacrificed herself.  The condition of things was deadly  dangerous. And as soon as he realized  it���another odd thing about these beachcombers is their ready understanding of  the idealistic temperament���Braun cautioned his invalid assistant. | Braun  seemed to have modified his moral code,  as far as Neyieela was concerned, at all  events. But then, Neyreela was certainly, more at this time'thsin ever before, on  a plane apart from other natives.    ^ '  Butler amilcd. As yet he' hadn't  strength to do much else. He was thinking; of Braun's summing-up for his benefit, of the question of a white man's rc-  laJbions toward native women. Braun  read the feeble smile, and said: ,  "But this is a case apart, my son. All  codes   are  more   or   less   discretionary,  don't you know.   You " ,  "Hush, hush!" murmured the' framework of George Butler. "You don't understand." ' ' ���  i' And tHicre the subject had to be  dropped. And perhaps Braun did not altogether understand, for hud he done so,  beachcomber as ho was, his protest would  have been much more energetic.   _.  A week later Butler was to sail for  Canary, in 'order to escapo the deadly  relapse of black-water fever. He decided  not to go to England, and lo.bcjbaek in  Warri'at the end of two months. Braun,  with good-natured foresight, himself attended to all arrangements. Ho did not  mean to allow Butler a day longer- under  his nurse's control than was necessary.  She was so perfect a muse. And the  half-frightened anticipation of the end  o'f her nurse's authority began to'shine  in her great eyes wthen sho sat talking  to the man who had brought her back  to her life. '  The culmination was not readied until  the evening before,'Butler started ior  Canary. The steamer in which he was to  travel lay at anchor in the deep, man-  giove-fringed Warn Itiver. He was sitting in a hammock-chair on the veranda  -vf his quarters. Neyreela sat on a stool  /eside him, and be had been reading to  her from a' book of the poetry of his  world, than which .the woild he shared  with. Neyreela seemed then more'real and  dear to him.   ", , '      ?,  He asked the Accra queen's daughter  to be his wife, in^ just-such a manner as'  a year before he- might have asked an  English girl to marry him. But perhaps,  in this case lie was more scrupulously respect! ul and humble. ��� ' -  , The girl to "whom lie'had given a quite  new, and to her beautiful/life could not  speak. She only bowed her"shapely head  over his knee and sobbed 'her gratitude  and her love.  She was very beautiful in her acceptation and return of the white man's lovo.  She was very beautiful, particularly in  the eyes of the man who had saved her  life and whose life she had preserved.  She was beautifully a woman���and a barbarian.  So Braun's caution, .right or wrong,  was useless. And on the next morning  Butler sailed for Canary, the affianced  husband of Neyreela, the golden-skinned  descendant of generations of purely sav-  lge warriors'. Before leaving he solemnly placed' the girl he meant to marry un-  ler the joint protection of beachcomber  Braun and old Hilda, the doctor's housekeeper.  Then Butler went north to the world  Df his own people, to the world where  Is no Ju-Ju, nor savagedoin; the world  jf white men and of white women. Butler had seen no white women since ho  landed in Africa. When a man is recovering from an illness ho is prepared to  pick up his life's threads in old groove*  or in now.  The Canary season was at its height  whon Butler 1 cached Las Paunas, and  he found no less than three London acquaintances at the Santa Catalina���a  mother and two typical English daughters. Later he made many new friends,  and spent a month in 'the island instead  of a fortnight.'Then he shut down, as it  were, and started for the Warri Itivcr  beach, with a hazy desire in his mind to  pick up fallen threads.  To George Butler his voyage from tho  fresh little island health station in the  Atlantic, down through the steaming  Benin Bight to Wani River, was a very  misty, half-coniprchended experience. But  in the main he was happy, though a  good deal bewildered. He was to take his  furlough in England in a year's time, and  for tihat period he had made nuiueroun  engagements.  Ho was'quite his old self'as far as  health was concerned, when Braun went  aboard the steamer in Warri River to  welcome him back to the beach. He wa��  vigorous and strong again, but very  vague and hazy still in the matter of the  life he had come back to.  Braun looked curiously into his assistant's face whilst gning him the news ol  the beach. But Butler asked no questions.  "And Neyreela," said Braun at length,  and with some hesitation.!  "Ye.-j Neyreela, who nursed me," said  Butlei dreamily.   "You have taken care !  of heiv"    ;.V. y,   '.'.",:.:.!.. ���:������  "Yes! Oh, yes! I've /taken care of  Neyreela���who nursed you.' And she's  waiting on the veranda at Jessop's now.  Of course She's told the doctor, you  know. He came back the week after  you left."  "Ah, yes���^of course."  And then thoy went ashore, beach-  comber'Bnaun watching Butler closely all  the while, and Butler staring and talking like a sloopwalker. It was not that  ho had forgotten. He rauom^ercd every-  ���wiing^ and it was just this recollection  that made him so hazy and*uncertain oi  himself.  ' Tiiey, reached the veranda' of Dr. Jessop's place on the way to their own  quarters. .Lt was just on sunset then,  and'the last crimson light from acioss  the river bathed Neyieela, where shu  stood beside a veranda post, making hei  golden arms and neck to dimple in  warm, ruddy .shadows. She gave a little  cry, and took' one step down fiom the  veranda,to meet"'them. She had never  looked more beautiful. Butler stepped  up to her with his two hands raised, lit  might have been greeting Qier, and h��  might have been holding her off.  "Neyreela!" he said.  And then they both stopped, just as  old Dr. Jessop appeared at the door.  And the man looked up into the woman's  eyes.  Braun said afterward that if ever ��  whole story, a romance, was told'in a  ' 00k, then that look was, Butler's when  he stood facing the Accra queen's daughter, who had nursed him. And old Jessop said if ever a look described a mistake it was Butler's, while Neyreela'a  was understanding by revelation. "They  .should have both been shot while they  stood there," said the doctor. The doctor  did not know Butler. Not well anyhow. - '      J  ' Half an hour later Butler was in hi*  .quarters with Braun.  |'It seems deuced cold to mc���here,"  said Butler. His voice was not dreamy  then, but elean-cut and harder than th��  nether millstone. ir  "Yes," said Braun. "It's a chilly place,  evenings." ; <.  The thermometer, was at about eighty,  and 111 a wet heat,    f O  "I shall be married as soon as possible,  Braun.   This week, I think,'' said Butler.  And then Ulio two men. sat,down together to dinner.  When he had told me this'much of his  story, lliij El Maibcu paused. A woman  walked across tho balcony to wheie we  were sitting and gave the old chief a  bundle of heavy keys.. Then she spoke to  him in Haj El Miiiben's language, and  -bending down, kissed his hand. Then the  woman bowed to me and left us. She  was a fine-looking woman, an Arab, I  thought, and she was dressed in "flowing  white. .,      ",',        "    ,- *  "On that night of nights in your countryman's' life," continued the old chief,  when the. woman had left us, |1 wa��  leaving Warri with my people, bound for  tho Coast in two great canoes, and  from there for my return journey, over  the wilderness to hero. That was our  pilgrimage. As, the'tide ruled it, I waa  to leave Warri at midnight. One houi  before I left, Neyieela, whom I had ney-  er seen, came to m'e with Rada, the keeper of the doctor's house. Rada said the  girl was her daughter, and ofi'cred her  to me for a roll of country cloth. The  girl,said it was.her will to come with  me. I gave the old woman two rolls of  country cloth and ten silver pieces. And  at midnight I left Warri, and thesgirl  Neyreela was with my people." '>   ���  "And now���?" I asked,  as  the chief  lifted again the pliant .stem of his chibouque. ,    .  '   "Now she is the "mistress of my house-  iold here, and my servants are her ser-'  ants.   It was she who brought me the  keys but a moment ago." '  ilaj El Maiben clapped his hands, and  [ lifted my mouthpiece as a boy camo  ivith fire for the pipe.���April "Bookman."  Motto of the collector���Never put off  antil to-morrow what can be dunned to-  lay.���Harvard "Lampoon."  Blibson���I understand that South Am-  ��rican general has lesolvcd to sell his  rife .dearly. Glib'son���Yea; he wants ten  lollars for the library edition.���"Judge.'  Briggs���Did you meet any ntlractty  leoplc on tho steamer? Griggs���0(  res. Why, 1 was seasick all the wii^  iver with a most charming blonde.���>  'Town Topics.*'  Tho difference between a sandwich at  t country terminus and the building it-  iclf is-1���the latter is a railway station,  the former a stale way ration. '  How to destroy genus with lemon  uicc���Grasp the genu firmly between  "ie thumb and foi dinger and pour down  Is throat about half a teaspoonful of  Hie juice.���Chicago "Tribune."  Pallette���Do Aubcr is an odd genius,  "rushly���What's ho up to now? Palette���He is painting a thrce-hundrcd-  tollar portrait of a thirty-cent man.���  Siicago "News."  Doctor���Good morning! now are you  ecliniy to-day? Sick Psychologist���Splen-  idly, doctor; my nerves transmit tho  ensations of pain without a break 1���  lorvord "Lampoon."  Charcoal for Poultry.  Pure charcoal or^thc charred wood  from the stove, when fresh, is an excellent aid in arresting bowel complaints, and is both simple and harmless. Where the hens have not had a  variety, parched grain partly burnt affords an agreeable change and serves  yearly the same purpose as cnarcoal.  Oats, corn, wheat or even bran will  be readily eaten by hcii3 when they  have been regularly fed on a sameness  of diet, and such food will greatly aid  in arresting diarrhoea or other bowel  disorders. In experiments niacie to determine the benefits of charcoal in feeding,: if any, four turkeys were confined  in a pen, and fed on meal, boiled potatoes and oats, and four others of the  same brood were at t/.e same time confined in'another pen and fed daily on  the same articles, but with one pint of  finely pulverized charcoal mixed with  their food.'/, These had also a plentiful  supply of broken charcoal in their pen.  The eight were killed, and there was a  difference of one and' one-half pounds  in favor of those supplied with char-  soal. They were the fattest, and the  nicat was superior in point of tnder-  bcss and flavor.���Country World.  [news  Powder you fee! t\\Q  improvement.  At once   the   new   vitality   that!  c comes from proper breathing is'felt.  The cure is begun. s   "  This is not a cheap remedy, but  an inexpensive cure. Remedies ar$  but remedies. ' If a CURE is what  you desire, it is waiting for you.  You just drop, the "tube into the  Powder, blow it into the nostrils,  and begin to get well at ONCE.  ' W. Ernest Lewis, of West Flamboro,  Quebec, slates :��� " 1 have been troubled with  'Catari h for several years. It impaired the hearing of rny. right car. I used Dr. Agnew'a  Catarrhal Powder and in a week found a  marked impiovcmcm. I took three bottles anA  could hear as well as ever."  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure  Feeds the ncivcs and the blood. It is LIFE.lB  medicinal form, lt transforms the weak and  sickly into the well and healthy. It tones aH th��  vital organs.    It's the cure for you. -       " ' _     4  Which?-  "What's worrying- you?" they asked  of the convalescent invalid. ."I ��im try1-  Ing," she answered thoujjhtCully, "ta  make up my mind whether I am at m.  sanitarium or a' sanatorium.'*���-Chicago  "Post."  - 'Wire���Tou haven't used any ol th'osa  iclg-ars I bought for you. tlusband���Noj,  I am ^keeping them for Tommy when  he wants) to learn to smoke.���Los Angeles "Tiroes." ���       *".  ONE SPOONFUL  Will;'build for you good health,*  through good,ncrves, by using.  South AmericanNervme  Almost all disease is the result'of  poor nerve action.   ,\\fcithout good I  I nerves neither brain, nor stomach, [  1 nor liver, nor heart, nor kidneys,!  jean work well. -Nerve food must!  be such that it will be abso7'bcd by'  the nerve ends.    Such a food is  South   American   Nervine, xthe  greatest tonic known, a cure for  dyspepsia  and   all   stomach   ailments.  Adoli>h Le Bonis, B. C. L., Montreal's well known barrister, writes: "I  was sufterinfr fiom insomnia and nor-  vous debility, ptostration and exhaustion. I took five bottles of South American Nervine, and am wholly recovered.  The Great South American Rheumatic*  Cure is tins only 0110 lhat has not a single  ease of failure in its iccord.   Cure sure  within three days; relief instantly.      5  "If 1 had money," she said, languidly,  "I'd bo the moat indolent person in the  woild. I'd have some one to do everything for me. I'd even have sonic ono  to wish lor me." "Wish for you?" ho  replied. "Yes, if you had money, I'd  wish lor you myself.-'  Ii     ir  Heart Strength is Whole Strength  THE blood is your   life;  when It stopo  coursing you're dead.   If it half stops, ,  YOU'LL BE HALF DEAD.  Your pain, your weakness, your eternal weariness will all disappear if y'ou strengthen youf ��� (  heart But you may take special medicine lor-  ���pecial trouble if you're in a special ntirrv.  Cheer up I Don't be moping 1 You can bo  cured. Try it and for the first time yon will  know the true meaning of t^^grrind old word  -Health.:���.-;dr. ACNEW'S HEART CURt  miews the vigor in thirty minutes after taking.y  the first dose. Will CURE the poorest heart and  strengthen the strongest man. --:>���������  W. H. Medloy, driiRRist, of Kingston, Ont.,wrl��*j  ��!Mr. Thomas Cooke, of K i ngsion, purchased    .,  rix bottles of Agnow's Heart Cure and says ho     '  Is cured of Heart Weakness, from which he had  ��ufferedfor years." ;     _ ' ���  Dr. Agnew"a  Catar "al   Powder relieves  catarrh or colds at once and cures forever. ^_ y  Br. AgnffW*a Ointment compels Piles to perisli  Ermanently. It gives ease on the instant. Battles all manner of skin disease* and eruption*.  71m safest and cheapest cure.   Price, 86c      A  ft  --Z'JHIM MWf ��  *,l*Mffil fjL  ^Hf^yfii^uiyg  To Set Her Eree  By Florencb Warden  Author of "The House in the Marsh,- "A Prince of Darkness,"  etc, etc  ����*$�����&<���      ����$<*>$��l$  Before she had rnad~ up iner mind .what  to do Norma suddenly saw, to her horror, a little flash'in'the darkness before  her; and then the Report of n pistol  reached her ears.   She uttorcd a cry, and  Jtept uf%- vs-crn-mbling- to- i'uo *t��jr ��4 un  Wall in a moment.  Before sho , could get down to tin  fround on tlie other side a second flask  was followed bj a second report, ant  then by a 'horrible cry.  This was all she knew, all sho heard  There were figures moving in the obscurity; there were sounds of craoklunj  brushwood; but of these things she took  no heed.  l Like a hare she sped over the uneven  fround, leaping over bushes, and soramb  ;Bnjj[ through tho ubstacles in her path.  i Her whole heart was filled with that  otw agonizing thought: <Was Astiey  wounded, dead! ,  She came upon on open spaco, and felt  something heavy, yielding, unuer hei  feet. la tiho deadly, solemn silence, all  oJone in the .wood, she knelt down, and  touched! the 'body of a man, lying prone,  with ono arm doubled under hiw>, on Whe  ���hort grass.  CHAPTER XVI.  For  the first few minutes after he*  , awful discovery, Norma believed that the  man  lying motionless,, bleeding  on the  ground, was Astiey himself, the man she  loved, the man she would have given her  life for.   With difficulty sho raised' the  inert form, and    summoning    all    her  strength, turned him so that he lay with  upturned face,' resting on her knee.      '  The darkness-under the trees, leafless  as 'they still were, was almost! complete:  'her eyes were dim with scalding tears.  In spite of t'heso things, however, Norma  quickly began to have doubts as to the  man's   identity;   she   felt   his  features,  with trembling-hand, passed her lingers  , over his. hair, his moustache.    Then a  subdued cry rose to her lips, a cry of  awful, frightened, self-reproachful thankfulness.   More by instinct than by sight  or touch sho assured herself that, whomever the dead man might/ be, it was not  "Astiey.    And  then there   followed  another discovery,  so  strange,  so, weird,  that it sent a shudder through her from  head to foot.   The dead man's' coat and  waistcoat had been torn open, no doubt  by the unknown murderer.  Whether the object of the murder had  been robbery she could not tell: but that  ���another 'hand than    hers  had  alreadj  touched the body and then flung it dbwr  aga-in, face to the earth, she felt sure.  ���    Even while she remained quite still foi  ,a moment, petiified with horror at wlrai  'she had  found  out,  Norma  heard  cer  tain slight sounds in her neighborhood  which told her she was not so entire! v  to do, we've'got to'do our bept for th'e  poor���poor man." lier voice sank; she  felt how useless such ell oils must' be.  Even as she spoke she was leading her  rough companion quickly lowiuds the  wall in the direction of the gtoup of cot-  Liges. "We must send for a doctor, and  for the police." r  The lad began to tremble nioie violently than ever.  "I tell thee it's noa use,*' he said roughly, but not loudby, looking nervously  about him as he spoke. ''And if we do  owt to biing the police" on him, maybe  he'll eoom back and treat us .same way  as he treated yon chap."  "What did you see?" asked Nonna in  a frightened whisper.  But tho lad tried to pull himself away  and got violent in his tone: "1 didn't  "* "yt," said ho, "I didn't see nowt  whatever. And t'nin't no use for you to  go for to say I did!!'  "What's your name,Jand where do you  livo!" asked Norma sharply.  Tho lad hesitated;1 and then 'answered  still dily: * M'  "My name's'my business and none o'  yourn. And^I live miles away, reght  away from here, at backo' yon hill."<  And he jerked his thumb vaguely over"  his shoulder.   They were at the edge of  the plantation, with the wall'in front of  them, and'the cottages in sight.  At, that moment'both heard' tins unmistakable sound of some creature making its way rapidly through the wood a  little to their left. ' Deliberately the lad  pulled Nornuvback fromi the wall.  "Let me go," cried she. "I want to get  help, to have the man caught."  "And I doan't want to be in for noa  scrape," said the lad doggedly.  *And he deliberately held her fast by  the arm until the Bounds which indieat  ed tflie presence of another person in tin  wood with them had died away.  When there was again dead silenct  around, the lad let her. go,' and crying  abruptly: "Good-bye, missis!" he was  over the wall, and across the road ana  oyer the stile into the fields on the othei  side before Norma had recovered hei  breath.  It was with considerable difficulty that  she got over' in her turn, having to find  a spot where the irregularities in th��  surface of the atone wall enab'ed her to  secure a footing. By the time she reached  the cottages there was no sight or sound  of any human -being besides herself.  Having told her story "in as few words  as possible to her landlady, Norma waa  able to take bieath while the old woman  roused her neighbors. The second cottage of the group contained a working  family, of whom the father and two  growmg-up sons were quickly on the  alert. Norma begged that one of them  would go for a doctor, but' in the first  place they all three, with a lantern, went  "Iley, missis," said he, "yon poor chap'r  dead, for sure. We're going for to takr  him through to Sir Astley's yonder, and  lay him in t' stables or in one of t' outhouses."  "You'd better wait till the doctor  comes," said Norma quickly. "In the  meantime I'll go and tell Sir Astiey what  lias happened. Show me tho way through  the wood," she added ncivously, "so that  I may lose no time." '  The (man assented, helped her over the  .wail again, and accompanied her as fai  as the edge of the plantation on the other side. Norma thanked him breathlosn-  ly, and 'sped through the intervening  trees and shrubs, starting at'every slightest sound, until she came back to the  'house she had left that morning. A light  was 'burning -in the library, shining  through the chinks of the old-fashioned  Shutters. She sprang forwaid and tapped  at the window-sharply.  "Hallo!" cried Astley's voice.  '"It's I. Open, let me in," gasped she.  Tho next moment she heaid his rapid,  though halting, step across the floor, and  he unbarred the shutters and opened the  window with amazement and delight on  his face.  "You! You! Have you>come back to  me aheady!" cried he in a low< voice, as  he held out his arms.  But Norma shook her head, trembling  very much.  "Noj no," she said hoarsely. "Something dreadful's happened, something I  hardly like to tell you of; only you must  know, oh, you must. ��� Tom Rogerson, the  maw you were looking for, the man who  came hero, has 'been murdered. , He is  Ivino- dead in the wood there." ^ -,  And she pointed to the dark mass of  trees behind her. '  "Murdered! Murdered!" Ho kept repeating the word, staring at her as if he  could not understand her. (.  "Yes. They've gone for a doctor and  the police. Will you come? Will you  come and see?" ^'  ,    '  He moved beside her like an automaton, only repeating the one word "Murdered!" to himself us if in a dream Norma grew alarmed, and presently-stopped  short, and made him stop"too'.  "Why do you speak like' that?" she  asked. "Do you know something? Guess  something?"  \ ,  He pulled himself together,; and <��� answered her gravely enough:  "It doesn't do to make guesses in a  ^se like this.    Come, tell me, how did  you come to know of it?    Where have'  you been?" -    <  Norma' remembered, s with an effort,  that^her hiding-place was a secret to  him.  "Never mind. Don't ask," said she. ,"I  don't wish you to know. Only you may  be sure of this: if you should ever want  me, I shall not be far off." ���  "< i  He advanced his face very near to her  in the darkness. > '  % "My little, passionate-hearted, wild  ffirl," said he tenderly, "when it comes to  an emergency you seem to be braver,  more sure-witted than I!"  Norma gave a trembling sigh.  "I hope I "am learning to be wiser,  less foalisih.atleast, less wicked; than I  was before I knew you," said she softly.  "And if I do learn the lesson, it will bo  from the teaeber,! have here."  "Make  way, my friends, make way,"  he cried in his heai ty, cheery voice, which  struck a strange contrast to  (he sickly  horror which  was in evciyhody's heart  "Dear,  dear!     This is a bad  business!  'He's dead, quite dead.   Poor fellow!"  ,    With just such short pauses as were  'necessary between the phiases, while he  made a rapid examination of the body,  the   doctor   made   this   pronouncement,  which everybody had expected, amid the  awed silence of the little crowd.   lie appeared to be unaware of the presence of  Astiey, and.devoted himself entirely to  his duty, with the coolness and neive begotten of experience.  "Poor fellow! Who is'he?" he asked,  as he took the nearest lantern, and held  it close to the dead man's face. t '  Quite sharp and clear Norma's voice  rang out: "Why, you ought, to know,  Dr. Wharles, for he called at your house  yesterday." t   *  Everybody was startled by , these  woids, which caused the doctor to look  up. Pci haps he had not noticed that  Norma was among the crowd.  "Indeed, Lady Darwen," said he, very  coolly, "I don't see how you should know  who called upon me better than I do myself!" '  There was a sort of feeling that'the  handsome doctor, whose quarrel with the  lady's husband was the talk of the place,  had "scored" against "Norma, who remained silent for a space,' while the doctor asked some further questions as to  the person who had discovered the body.  When he was told it'was the ledy whom  all now knew for the first time to be  Lady Darwen, the doctor turned to her  with cool and dignified-respectfulness. '  "And may I ask, Lady Dai wen," he  said, "whether you did actually see the  man shoot 'himself?",  - "Shoot himself!" echoed she, in surprise.  '.'Yes. To me the position of the  wound points to suicide," said Dr.  Wharles. , , ,'  "Then where's the pistol?" said Norma.  'There was a sort of murmur in the  crowd, and the fluent doctor said nothing for a jmoment. The men and women  looked at each other and nodded silently.  This time it was Norma, plainly, who  had "scored" against the 'doctor.  For the ground had been searched all  round the body, and no trace of any  weapon .had! been found. '   '  gq  ,a  cnem all at the door abruptly, went to  the foot of the stairs, and called, ,'"Ned!  Ned!" in a husky voice.  Ned appeared to be quite as, unwilling  to come down as his step-mother had ���"(���$  been. Dr. Wharles'nt ln.st ollercd to'go Safe?  up,and fetch him; and-hounding up the ��;  narrow, lickcty staii'cnse two steps at a gg|  time, he soon brought down the trembling hobbledehoy, who proved, as Norma knew at once by his voice and gait,  to be' the lad whom she bad found  perched in the tree.  All efforts, however, to make him communicative on the subject of what ho  had seen failed utterly. It was impossible for him to deny that he had been  in the tree, for Norma identified him positively, and forced him into confession.  "You remember my crying out and  your calling to me ,from the tree?" she  said. i '  "Ay," said the boy with a sullen nod.  > ."Well, lad, tell us how you coom up  there, and what you see," said the man  ft  if  Mi* pressed her hands upon hei  alone as she had supposed.  Fearing  that  the   murderer  was   at   fnW"t3Te"Vantal1^  hand, she laid the dead man down, got   direction she could give, to see for them-  Seized with  up and listened  The sounds had ceased,  fright, Norma called aloud  "Help!   Help!"  She feared that she was too far awa,\  from the cottages for her cries to b'r  heard; but she thought th.it,*in any case  they might alarm the unseen murdcrci  if it were he whose stealthy movement-  she heard, and cause him to take t.  flight.  After a few moments, during which  sho bad begun to make her way towaid-  the outer wall of the plantation, noi  very certain of tho direction in the dark  ness, she again heaid sounds; and felt  suddenly sure that they proceeded from  above her.  Looking up, she made out against the  dark night sky tliat there was a human  being perched in the fork of one of the  trees.  Again she uttered a cry, convinced  that it'was the murderer who had taken  refuge up there: but as she ran towards  the wall, a rough boy's voice called out  to her:  "Hey, missis, doan't be afeardl I'll  not hurt thee!"  Perceiving that the voice betrayed at  least as much terror as she was feeling  herself, Norma stopped, and looked u��  again.  "Who are you?" cried she.      "Come  ���down, como down, and run for help."  '"Doan't go, doan't tha go," cried the  lad fearfully, as ho began to descend.  "Doan't go and leave mo aloan wi' that."  She gathered that he meant the dead  'body, which was lying a few paces away.  "-No, no, I'll wait, I'll wait for you to  come down," answered she, in a hoarse  and tremulous voice.  The lad was already making his way  ���ionrn, and sho had scarcely finished  ���peaking when his feet touched the  ground. Littlo as she could see of htm,  Norma, whoso eyes wore by this tune less  tdirn and more accustomed) to the gloom,  perceived that, ho was a thickset lad  rwhom ehe judged to he about fifteen or  ���sixteen years of age, and she had littlo  ���doubt, from the agitation which possessed him, that he had been a witness of  the tragedy.  "You must run for help, run to the  cottages outside," said ehe at once.  But the lad shook his head.  "T'woan't be na good," said he. "He's  dead, stoau dead. T'chap felt him, and  ���throw him down like as if he'd been a  log.   Leave him and cooe away!"  Ho showed signs of an intention to run  -��way at onco on his own account.   But  Norma  seized  his  arm  with   hysterical'  strength.  "N/v no," ehe said.   "We've got a duty  selves what had happened.  The women followed piosontly, in &  body. And while they all went together  in) search of this gruesome sight, Nonna  went 'to the thiid cottage, in the hope oi  getting there a m(<��-��>nger who would go  to the town for a doctor, and to the police-station to put the authorities on the  alert.  But here she met with no response.  The door was opened by a good-looking  woman of three or four and twenty, who  said her husband was asleep after a hard  day's work, and she could not disturb  him for such errands; and she shut the  door curtly in Norma's face, being evidently in a great, state of I rcpidation  over the tragedy, whioh had apparently  reached her ears already. i  There was nothing to be done, therefore, but to wait until the three mole  members of the next household had satisfied their curiosity; and Norma stayed  at the door of her lodging until one of  the lads came out of tho wood by way of  the wall.  He said he was on his way to the  town, but added that there was no need  for any doctor to pronounce that th��  man was dead.  "Who is he?" asked Norma faintly. ,  "I doan't reghtly know, missis. He'i  a .stranger as we all think. He's a wel  set-oop chap, wi' a fine head of hair an*  'moustache, and a mark over one ey4  like an owd cut."  Norma could scarcely repress a cry.  Sho knew now who he was. The mur-  dered man was Tom Rogerson, tho wit��  ness Astiey wanted!  She felt sick and faint at this discovery. She did not know clearly what  vaguo foreboding of unexpected evil  filled her mind and clouded her  thoughts: but she crept indoors and up  to her room, shaking with nervous dread  Astiey had been in the plantation only  a few minutes before. Had ho heard |  anything of the affair? What would he  say when he learnt the ncw<? Norma  felt that she must seek him o t and let  him know the truth; and even as sho  decided on this, her heart sank, for she  knew that now this man was dead, all  hopes of happiness with Astiey were further off than ever.  Sho had got down into the road again,  and wa3 hesitating by which way to approach the Ilaigh, whether to get someone to t accompany her through the  plantation, whioh was by far the shortest  way, or to go round by tho road and tho  long carriage-drive, when one of tho men  "My darling I   My poor darling!" cried  Astiey.  JiM he would have kissed her, caressed  ner, "but she would not let him.  "Wait! Wait," sighed she gently, ai  ���he held him away from her.  "And if we wait in vain," said he,  "w<hat then? Will you always staj  away? Will .you always keep me off!  When you know that there is nothing  between ue but a mountain of falsehood  deception and lies?"  Norma waited a moment to be surt  that her voice should be steady, and ther  she whispeied: , '  "The lies will be found out, the deception will be punished. Oh, I do believ*  it, I will! And you must believe it too:  and in the meantime you must be brave,  and you must put yourself in Mr. Capper's hands, and be patient if you can."  "Capper's gone to London," said"Astiey.   "I saw him off this evening."  "And did you walk back from the station over the fields?" asked Norma soft-  "Yes." He turned upon her quickly  "How did you know?"  But she would not tell him. She did  ��ot want him to know exactly where  her hiding-pla��e was. So they walked in  silence ttirough the tangle of brushwood,  guided by tlie voices and moving lanterns of the group, which had now become a Targe one, to the place where the  tragedy food happened.  They made way for the baronet and  held their lanterns up for him to see the  dead man, who was lying just where Norma had left him, on the short grass.  "A stranger, sir, I think," said a man  who was kneeling on one knee beside the  body, raising his lantern for the gentleman to see the dead man's face.  Astiey said nothing, but he shuddered  and turned away with a fiown of perplexity on his face.  "Who was the first person who found  this out?" asked he shortly, with a  searching look round.  "I was," said Norma, in a hoarse voice.  "I saw a flnsh and heard a report, and  then another flash, and another report,  and a cry, oh, a horrible cry!"  A shudder went round the group, and  tho women and girls gathered nearer together in the daikness.  "What!" cried he, aghast.  Norma went on: "I was outside, in tin  rood; when I got over the wall, I could  see no one, until���until I came upon���  this."  Her voice sank.  Everybody was crowding round, listening intently, when the noise of a horse's  hoofs suddenly distracted their attention, and in another minute the cry of  "Tho doctor!" went round.  All mado way for the medical man.  but Astiey made a gesture of annoyance  CHAPTER XVH.  The silence was bioken by one of the  men in the group round, who nodded first  to the lady and then to tlie doctor.  "I've looked round and about, but  there's no pistol nigh 'im, doctor," said  he.  i  ,"The body has been moved, evidently,"  answered ' Dr. Whailes. "He certainly  didn't fall on his side like this. It's impossible. The person who found him may  have found the pistol also, and taken it  away. Who was it? Come, speak" out,  some of you! Doesn't anybody know  who it was found the poor "fellow first?  Who was in the wood at the time?"  "I was not in the wood, butl was just  outside, and I saw two flashes, and I  suppose I was the first to find the body,"  said Norma, in a low voice.- "But I  found no pistol.- -The coat and waistcoat  had been torn open," she added steadily.  , Torn open? You mean they were  open?' said the doctor with decision. j  1 thought they had been torn open"  she repeated firmly, "either to rob the  poor man or to find oufr whether he was  dead.  A thrill ran through the crowd.   Then  seemed alrcad-   to  be a feeling abroad  from the  cottage next door, .laying an '  encouraging hand on Ned's shoulder.  ;   \ \  As he still hesitated, Dr. Wharles pat-  led him kindly on the other shoulder.  - "Yes, speak out,-, and 'don't be afraid.  We're all friends heie." " '     '  " It    was    a    strange    sight,    Norma  thought, as she stood in the background '  of the group 'watching, .by the light of.  the little smoky lamp which -had been ���'  hastily lighted and placed on the mantelpiece, the sullen, frightened face of the  boy, heavy, stupid, yet cunning withal,  inid the two men. n-ie on each side of j  him:" the tall, well:dressed doctor with,  'his cheeiy manner a>id blight black eyes-  on the one side; the rugged miner, with ��  earnest face and ponderous manner, on *' \'r  the other.'1    ,   ,    -   , , .'t"'k  "I see nowt," blurted out the lad after" > 11  a long - silence. -    ' ���>.  - s   '   /���-;  "Coom, coom, no lies, laddie. Yo' must .^ c  ha' seen aummat," said the miner, giving - '^  him a shake. - , '' '   i' *1  The   doctor tried more   conciliatory,. ��� ,,^  methods.       . "  .   ''  "Well, if you saw nothing you must  have heard something," urged he. "What,  did you hear now,?" .    .  The.boy looked up at him with;a side-;'  long look of ever-increa3ing alarm, i / ,'  "I fceerd a gun," he admitted 'slowlj^' *  and sulkily, "and thowt it was poach*. -v,Y-  ere." '   ' >, > , . vl  "But what made yo' get oop t' trten,  lad!"     -   ' -   -  j;  -" ? I  ;|i  (To be Continued.) I '- >s   -�������� 1  J     "   '     \i\  Feminine Frailty. .    *'   -    ���        i' r       ��� >��� ,  "My dear Gertrude, how glad I am to-"-  ,J  sec you!    Do you lunch here often? '- I '-���'", '  come    quite   frequently.     , Fascinating,U "A  isn't  it?    I  love'the   music;   it'is so"v,t  weird, so deliciously barbaric.    Wo wUP'',*r'  sit here and eat together.   Waiter, bring ! i'^"  me a salad, French dressing���see that the' ' <~  oil is very fresh!���and wafers and tea.C''tT'  Gertrude, dear,-I always lunch' so light.;~ ,5'  ,ly; I have really little appetite;-shop-- *.  ping  is  so fatiguing.   \Jujt  tbft BalaS,''- <l ,i:  waiter, and'a pot of tea.    Why, here1      V  comes Jimmie Gray!   They say he is ea-'llJ',  gaged to Mrs. Kidd, the grass widow. <~1>- <C  don't believe it.   Hello, JimmieJ.   How '"' N  do you do?   What a pleasure to see you!'  Sertrude, you'.and  Mr. Gray , are oldL .,.  friends, aren't you?   May you lunch witft t '''  us, jimmie?   Certainly.    We^ were just "   '-*  about to give our order; you are quft��    ''/  in time.   Waiter, blue points and thea,   '' (  eonsdmme.   I hope they have a decent'* -    s  Sntree  to-day.    Yes, Jimmie will have! '     '  sauternes with the lunch.   You know my    "   ;  old favorite,    w-��*....   .... ...m _.���-.       ���"  that among th ��� ,e present we're "some fori the ��t"0f our XderwhTn you ff/the'  i?netheeacSase0r ^^ ^ interested   W^lf" ^^ted to sCyou^r  i" nobody *. g:ve any infor-   ToplS." ^ ^ ^ ��f "* -wa."-"TowB  mation?" went on the doctor.  "Yes," said Norm-.   "I found a boy, a  big, rough boy, perched in a tree, that  And she   pointed   t0   an   oak   a   few  paces away from where,they all stood  Tl  Ar^is flare was a murmur of honor and  who had gone into the wood got ovoi   when he found that it was Dr. Wharles  the wall again into the road  no recognized the lady who had given  fjho firKfc alarm.  whom the messenger had brought.  Tho doctor w.is dashing through the  plantation, and was among them-all in 0  moment.  eiLortemsD* through the crowd,  "Wtoe wm it?"  _"Ay, mftjt&e he could tell summat!"  These am* Mmilar exclamations ran from  mouth to mouth. Indeed of all the people present, perhaps the doctor, and Astiey, who was away in the background,  were the only two persons who made no  comment on Norma's words.  She could not tell who" the boy was,  .and said that he had refused to give his  name or that of the place whore he lived,  and that all he would own to was that  ho Wved a long way off, behind the hill.  The shrewd Northerners who formed  her audience shook their heads, and one  woman said:  "Maybe he were frcghtened and didn't  like to give hi3 name, nor to say where  he come from."       '  "It couldn't ha' been so very fur," said  another, "or he wouldn't ha' been here  so late."  "Maybe it were Raggett's lad," suggested one.  And by common acclaim this was  hailed as a good suggestion.  "Ay, Ned Raggett's always a moueb-  mg round 'ere o^neghts, snaring rabbits  most like," said one.  "Let's go to Raggett's, and ast him."  The proposal 'being hailed as a good  one, tho baronet came forward and led  the way to tho side gate, which he  opened with his key.  Sinco the first mention of the boy,  neither Astiey nor the doctor had added  a word to the debate. When thoy all  started off to Ned Raggett's cottage,  they left Dr. Whnrlcs still examining the  body of the dead man. But by the time  they had ciosecd the road and knocked  at Raggett's door, the doctor was in the  front rank of the enquirers.  Norma found that Raggett's was the  very cottage where th6 good,-looking  young woman had curtly icfused to call  up her husband after the tr.igody, and  sho already felt pretty muc that Ned  would prove to be the buy whom she had  found in the tree.  It was a long lime before thoy could  get admittance; and when (he black-  cyod Nance ltiggclt opened tho door, and  _ Husband (irritably)���It isn't a year,  ���inco you said you believed our marriage  was made in heaven; and yet you order  me around as if I wasn't anybody. Wife'  (calmly)���Order is heaven's first law ���  New York "Weekly." -  Remarkable Cure of a Citizen  By Dodd's Kidney Cure . ���  Valentino Fisher's Terrible Sciatic  Pains Speedily Vanish Before  the Great Kidney Remedy  Collingwood, May 25. - (Special.)  ���Every city, town and village im  Canada is reporting remarkable cures  by Dodd's Kidney Pills and Colling-  wood is not behind the rest. There  are scores of people here who have  used the great kidney remedy and who  are not slow to tell of the splendid  results. Valentine Fisher, well-  known in the town and surrounding  country, is one of them.  "I was troubled with Kidney Disease for thirteen years," Mr. Fisher  says in telling of his cure. "It developed'into Sciatica which located* in,  my side so that I could not walk  without a cane. I had to use hyper-  dermic injections of morphine to ease  the pain.  "I tried different medical men and  medicines with no good results till I  was persuaded to try Dodd's Kidney  Pills. Three boxes effected a perfect  cure. I Gan recommend Dodd's Kidney Pills    to, all  ,lhe doctor enquired com teously whether  V?'* nL�����lu"    Wh��  aro<1s��,Ifcring  Ihev could spVnk  to  he.  step-son, she   ��om   Rheumatism   or any other form  .'looked horribly frightened, and leaving  of  Kiclney Disease."  iMteifaliUMgi wa  iiTTiinmrn  taammwa  mtnum  OBB  V   '  AT1.IN,' -8.    t\. ��� SVl'l-KJOAY,    JUL'Y-iS,   iop3;  J'  1  H'  5'  ������)  1<!  'il'  The Atlin' Claim.  Published overy ��� Sntnriluy'niortiiiii; bv  T'.ik Aiun Claim Puhm'shino Co.  a: C. lIiiiscKi'KMJ.Huiion,  PHOVKir.aon.  Ollieo of nubiicution Pearl St., Atlin, ��. C.  Advertisu.it Kiitos, : S1.00 per Inch, each  Insertion. KuudiiiK notices, 25 cents, a lino.  Special Contruet Kntos on application.  Tl.B subscription price is S5 u year payable in advance. No P iper will bo delivered  unless this condition it, complied with  It is daily becoming more appar-  reiit that united action-is necessary  for the general interests , of our  citizens. lu some towns civic-or  municipal committees exist;' these  committees work in the general interest and by common couseiitol the  powers conferred on them by the  .masse of citizens who elected them.  In August, 1899, the suggestion  was made by the "claim" that  ���Atlin form a Board of Trade, and  , it'was only in March'1900 that the  District Board of Trade was organised at a large and influential meeting held in the Bank of Halifax.  That the Board ol Tradehas been  '  a factor  ol   incalculable   value   in  furtheiing the future welfare of the  district, cannot he  gainsaid; we do  , not propose to go into details of the  many' matters  the Council  of the  Board of Trade have taken up, but  we know its value   and  feel duty-  bound  to  fully  support it.     The  Board today is the only responsible  organisation   in   Atlin,   and  until  '   AUin,takes unto herself the respon-  ' sibility  of local  self government,  the Board will be  our guiding influence, organized  as it is for the  public-weal, capable and willing to  further the interests  of the  camp;  the ATLIN    DISTRICT        BOARD      of  trade merits and deserves the  United Support of every one in  the District.  The Council meetings are open  to the public; those who cannot  assist in a pecuniary way should at  least support the organization by  their attendance at ~the meetings,  and by attending them we feel  sure that the severest critics will  final that the Atlin District Board  of Trade is a Public Body devoted  entirely to the public interest.  and a-hal'f horse-power ,110 volt  direct portable mot.r, all complete,  with seven-foot flexible shafts, adjustable tripods, drifting columns,  the necessary flexible cables, working tools and five sets of drills of  suitable lengths to drill holes, varying from two to eight feet deep.  'Mr.   Hobson   states    that these  drills proved a decided success, for  they were run' at low expense  and  'proved moreefficientthan expected:  ���   STEAM POWER.  1 cord of Cedar wood, .' $2 25  1 Electric,Engineer 4 ����  Lubricants y�� 35  OPERATING   3   DRILLS.  3 Power Drill Men at $4.00....$1200  3"Helpers at $2.00 i. 6 00  1 Blacksmith ."....I....-.,,4 o��  .Helper ���' 200  3 Bushels Charcoal at 25c....'. \.o 75  Atlin,  Nugget and Grapet Rings  And All Kinds of Jewellery' Manufactured on the Premises.'  '     0ST    Why send oiu when you can get goods as cheap here?    ,   ,  Watches From $5 up.   Fine Vme of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss;Watchmakers._ t  �� THE    KOOTENAI'HOTEL.   *  Georga E. Hayes, Proprietor  Cor. First and Trainor Streets.  Lubricants ��  20  Cost of running 3drils 1.0 hrs. $31.55  The duty attained by LheGaiduer  drills used during, the .season, in  advancing and lowering the bedrock cut, averaged 312 feet of holes  per 1 o-hour shift.   ..  The duty attained by two miners  drilling by hand, with 7/& inch steel  and S-lb. hammers, averaged about  14 8-io feet per lo-hour shift, and  made the cost of drilling 312 feet of  holes in bed-rack by hand as follows:  42 Mijiersat$2.ooperday.....$84 00  1 Blacksmith at$A.ooper. day...-4.0Q  : Helper at $2.00 per  day 2 "00  4 Bushels of Charcoal at 25c ....I 00  Cost of drilling 312 ft. by hand $91 00  Saving made in favor "of'power  drills per ten-hour 'shift $50.-45 - - ,  | This First Class Hotel 1ms been remodeled and'rcf.mnslied throughout   '  % anil oUevs the best accommodation to Transient or Permanent    ,  O   r Guests,.���Amorieiiii and liuropean plan.                        .          '  O Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  a    - Billiards   and   P.ool.  THE   GOLD    HO USE,  DISCOVERY.'  B.~C  A STRICTLY FIRST- CLASS HOTEL.  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS- ,  Mixed Drinks a Specialty. ,  niNiMO room soref.iBD.wmi the bkst the market AvroRps.  ��� Vegetables Daily From our'own Garden.  Breakfast, 6 to 9. I/mcu,   12.10 2','Dinner, .6 to S. >   ��he~~wftte t?ass   & : YUK0N  ^  Passenger ^.^J^^t^^^^^'  ���Rates apply to any Agent of the Company or to  , ^     . Traffic Department, SKAGwav.  M. Loubetin London-  J.  B.  KICHARDSON,  ATLIN   &   DISCOVERY.  Politics.  A meeting of the Atlin District  Placer Miners Association will be  held in the Nugget Hall, Discovery  ��a Saturday the 25th. of July; to  consider the advisability of nominating a candidate for the Provincial  House.  Other important business will  be brought forward.  President I,oubet gave a dinner  iu London last week at the French  Embassy. The King was met at  the door of the Embassy by Mr.  Loubet, Ambassador Cambon and  the staff of the French Embassy.  The guests'included Mr. 'Chamberlain;' Lord Lansdowue, Mr.  Choate, the United States Ambassador* Lord Rosebary and, the D,txke  of Devonshire.  Mr. Loubet' bestowed the decoration of a Grand Officer of the  Legion of Honor upon the Lord  Mayor of London, Sir Marcus  Samuel, Admiral Sir Lewis Beaumont and Lord Avebury.  An operatic-performance in-honor  of Mr. Loubet was given, at Convent Garden Theater; the performance was conducted by Mr Neil  Forsyth, who was decorated by M��  Loubet after the performance.  Fttll Line oi Clothing Just From the Bast  ��� THE   LATEST   STYLES.  Complete Stock of Dry Goods ���  THE  LATEST   IN    HATS,     BOOTS    AND     SHOES.  m/mr  ' GOLD- SEAL    GUM    BOOTS  OuTgoocIs are the Best and Our Prices the Lowest.  Mr.  general  Electric Drilling.  John B. Hobson, M. E.,  manager of the Consolidated Caiiboo Hydraulic Mining  Company at Bullion, fi. C, in his  annual repot t, gives some interesting figures of costs of operating an  installation of Gardncrelectric drills.  The plant, which was au expeii-  rocntal one, included four Gardner  7xo. 15 drills with two horse-power  no volt direct current portable  ���siutord,   one    Gardner   "B" drill,  The Dredge.  The British American Dredging  Co. are making things hum in  Atlin and on Gold' Run; a line of  teams can be seen daily with heavy  loads of timbers and machinery  plying between Atlin and Gold  Run on the new road cut by the  Company.  The big scow for the dredge is  almost completed, and the machinery will be put in at once; it is expected that the dredge will be  in full operation in less than six  weeks  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL   PAID   UP   $8,700,000.  Reserve, $3,090,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeatfle," ^ Fran(iisco>  Portland,  Skagway, etc..  Exchange sold on all Points.  GOLD DUST FURCHASKD-ASSAY  OFFICE  IN  CONNECTION.  wuv w* ^   R0SS) Manager.  TB1E ROYAL HOTEL  E.  ROSSELLI,  Proprietor.  .  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  . ������++������   FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  9  CHOICEST WINES. LIQUORS AND CIGARS���CASE COODS A SPECIALTY.  Hvdriauli��   Mining  unery.  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS     WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEE^MF^   ^^   p][pE>  Pumping &   Moisting  Machinery.  Estimates furnished on application      ���        ^        w���|.c  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C:  A, C. Hirschfeld; Agent, Atlin,-B. C  �� t  f ?  ; \  1 t<  ***.-.    Vjz**���A.h*"-'"  ���niyyiw 'g.ytgiyj  1��* frf|tf��''J,>T  timairiditasmiiiLmjimSMmd^n  i<iMJHmij-jj.   toem  irVX-j'SXfflfJPJpFZ*" ^  m  ATXIN,  B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 18,   T903 '  can   give   You   as Good Value-for your CASH as QfOCerlesl Provisional &t&*u   ;  any riouse in   1 own. ���  ,��� , ' -  and sse.'   ' Giant   powder  on   hand. '  ;$.', sitccessoi-s to-. % ft, ? raw �� ��o��       ���  NEWS OF ���  The United States squadion<is at  Portsmouth. >  Bulgaria'meditates sending an  ultimatum lo Tin key.  The new turbinesteainei "Queen'.'  is now 1 nulling fiom Dovei to Calais. She-avciaged 22 knots an  hour.  The Lcnora mine is leased to the  Crofton smcltci company.1  The Manitoba elections aie<-set  for July 20th.    ,   ,  A commission of cnquiiy has  been appointed to look into the  alleged lumber combine^n Noith  West Canada.     ,   -- '  The Dominion customs show an  increase of $4,560,000 ovei last  year. <    'v (  The Weyerhaeusei " Syndicate  paid one millioiiidollars in cash to  the Dunsmuir ,estate for 50,000  acres of timbei lands on Vacnouver  Island.  The Cariboo gold fields have  shut down foi the season owing to  shortage of water;  the  hydraulic  mines had a successful although  shoit season.  Lead mine owneis are jubilant  over 'promise of $15 bounty to go  direct to the mine opeiators  An important Coast mining deal  was made last week when a one  half iuteicst in the Empiess group  on Howe Sound was sold by JMi.  01i\ei Funy to Mr. J. Buscowitz  ol Victoiia. r        '  The purchase pi ice was $43,000  cash payable in 90 clays."' ,  , A Dispatch from Constantinople  says "that' the police discovered a  laige quantity of dynamite, concealed in a cellai; itjWas intended to  use the explosive to blow up the  lesideuceof theforeign embassadors.  Impeml leciprocity is still the  topic of the hour. -,    -  Empeior William is on a voyage  to Norway on boaid the Imperial  yacht Hohenzollern.  * 1  Cardinal Zotti may be selected as  the next pope.,  �� Seven dead and fouiteeu injuied  is the result of four* days rioting  and general lawlessness in Evans-  ville, Ind. The soldiers guatding  the county jail fired point'blank  into a mob of over 1,000 men who  were attempting to captme the jail.  Negro families are leaving the city.  THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE.  Pacific   and   Aictic   Railway < and Navigation t'ompanj,  ��� * Bi itish'Columbin Yukon   Railnaj  Company. --    -  British Yukon   Railwaj Companj, ���  TIME TABLE.     -   IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901,   Dailj  except Sundaj. '  No  No.3N.   B.  2nd class.  8. 80 p. ra.  10. 30   ���  11. 40 a m.  12-20  Nol   N. B  lit class.'  9. 30 a. m.  10.�� (    ���  11. 00 S  11.45       ���  12.15)  12. 35 ) p.m  2.10   ���  4. 30   ���  LV.  SKAGUAY  WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  AR  2 S. Bound  1st class.  4  30 p m.  3 05  3.00   ���  2.10   ,,  1. 15 1  1.15 ) p.m  11.50   n.m  9 30     ���  AR  No 4 S. Bound  2nd class.  4.15 a. m.  2  10 ���  1.00,.  BENNETT  2.45   , 2.10   ��� ���       CARIBOU ���  6  10   ��� 4.30   ��� AR     "WHITE HORSE LV 9 30     ���      LV  Passengers must bo at depots in timo to have Baggage inspected and checked  spection is stopped 30 minutes befoio leaving time of tium.  150 pounds of bagsrago will bo chocked free with each full faio ticket dtid 75 pounds  with each half faio ticket. v  12.20   p.m.  10.20    ���  7.00   ��� i  Iu-  DO NOT FORGET YOUR  DUTY. REGISTER YOUR  YOTE AT ONCE.  i J. G. COKNELIi.  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN     -  CONNECTION.'  Headquai tors for Brook's stage.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  Kn. Sands, Propilotor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  Peilew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilman  Provincial Assayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890.   �������� -    'V  W. WALLACE GRIME & Co.,  Agents. ,'  Latge oi Small Samples forwarded for Assaj  NOTICE.  ���NTOTICC Is hereby givon that Sixtj dujs  after dato I intend to apply to tho  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase tho follown.ir  dcsciihcd tiaetof land in tho Atlin distiiot  for agiicultmal pin poses: Commencing  at an initial post, planted about ono mile  'north-east of Atlm Tounsite, thonco running oast 40 chains, thence south 20 chains,  thenco west 40 chains, thoneo north 20 chains  to tho point of commencement, containing  80 acres moro or loss.  Willinm MoKorn.  Dated at Atlin, B. C, tills 22nd day of June  1003. or,,0  27 COd  G. H. FORD       Prop.  Now occupy their new quarters next  to tho Bank of B. N. A., First Stroot.  The bath rooms aro oqually as good as found  in cities.   Private Entrance for ladies.  j^TOTICE is horoby ghon thnt aftor COdajs  from dalo, v,o intond to apply to tho  Chief Com nilsHi oner of Lands and Works  for poi mission to purchaso ono-qiiaitor of  an act oof land for a sito for a pouor plant  in tho Atlin District, situated as follows :  Commonoing at a post marked "Tho  British'Columbia Power & Manufacturing  Co., Ltd.'s S.E. corner," planted at a point  on Dlscovory street, in tho Toun of Atlin,  thence in a w cslcrlj diiection 101J/[ lcet,  thence noi-tlieilj 101^ foot, thence eastoilj  1CIW leet, thence southeilj lOlVf feet to  point of commencement, containing one  uunitoi of an acre moiu or less.  Hated  at  Atlin,    B.C.   this   21th 'day  of  June, 11101 '    '  Iho British Columbia Pouei  iV. Mauuiuctm m,; Co., Ltd  juli-.iOil.  TVTOTKJI'. is hi>ii-l)\ gneiithnt aTtoi GO dins  fiinii dato, [ intend to :ip,ih to tho  Ohic-t Coiuinissionei ol Lauds and Woiks  loi poi inisuon to pin ohaso the following do-  sci iboil tiactor land in the Atlin distuc-t foi  agi iculim al purpose- comnieiicing at an  initial post, pluntod about oiio_jnilo noi tl>-  oii'st ol Allui tow nsite, thtMieo i uniuii,? cast  JOchniiis, themeo noith 20 chains,thenco vest  10 chains, thenco south 20 chains to the-poml  ol commentemeiit, containing SO acies moiu  oi loss. , , J. T. llUOAN.  J Dated ut" Atlin,  B. C , this 4th da> ol June,  190.1. , ,   s��� ' jeb-BOd  TvJOTICli is hoiobj'gnpii that aftci HOdaVs  liom ilato,   J m*end   to   appb   to   the  Chief Commissioner   ot    Luuds and   Woiks  foi u 21 je'ur leuso of tho follow mgdescribed  land, situated at tho head of Boulder creek,  ' i  in tho Atlin Disti ict, commencing at a post  inaiked, "C D Now ton's S. W. coinei,"  thenoe 20 chains m a noith-easterlj dnec-  tion, thence 20 chains in a noi th-wosterlj  diioetion, thence 20 chnius m a south-wes-  teilj dnection, thencoN20 chains in a south-  easteilj dnection to point of commencement, containing 40 acies more oi less.  Dated at Atlin, B   C, this 1st day of June,  1903. ,. - ���   CD. Newton,  , joe-SOds      '' j i  ���RJOTlCE'is hoieby given that Sixtj dajs  i aftoi date I_ intend" to applj to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woiks  for permission to puichnso the following  desciibed-tinct ol laud for agiicultmal  purposes That parcel or tiaetof land situated in tho Atlin Lake Mining Division,  commencing at a post planted at a 'po.nt  on the eastern boundary of Atlm' Town-  site, thence ' noith 20 chains, thence Last20  chains, thence south 20 chains,'thence west  20 chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acies,   moio oi Less.  Ciiab. R. JIyeks.  Dated at Atlin, B.C , this 23id day of May,  1903 i mj'SO-bOd  NOTICE.  Certificate of Impiovements.  i  ^  Tho    YELLOW"   JACKLT    Minei.il   Claim,  situated   on   Pine    CteeL,    about  'ono.  mile   east  of   Discover j,   in   tho   Atlin  '      Lake Muung'Divisiori of Cassiai.B. C.  '  TSJOTICL is heieby gneu that I, Julius  M i! ull'nei, F.M.C., No. B33J59, Agent fo>-  tho Noi th Coliinjjjia Gold Mining Co .P.M.C.,  No liiillll, intend 00'dins from date heia-  of, to upplv to the Mining Kecoider for  a Ceitilicato of Tinpio^emouts, for tho purpose of obtaining aCiown Oiant of the  above claim. . ���. '  And rumiiuH Tako uotioo'that action un-  <lor Section 37 must' be   commenced   before '  tho  issuance of such Cei tiiicato of Imin-ove-  meuts. ,  Atlin, B.C., this 19th dav of Mnj.1003.  mj 23-bOd Julius M. Hufl'iicr, Agent  Certificateyof Registration of an.  Extra-Provincial Company.  ," Comi'anics Act, 1S97," ,t  t   HUREBV   CE11TIFY   tliat I  have    thia,  �������� - daj   irgisteied   "The   McKee   Consolidated   Hydraulic,   Limited", use an  JBxtin-  Piovincialconipanj undei the "Companies"  Act, 1807,"to can} oiitoi eilectalloi anj of L  the objects to w Inch the legislative authoi ���  ltv  of tho Legislature of Butish Columbia  extends. ' ,  5 The Ileud Office of the Companj is situate  at Huron, in tho county of Beadle, State of  South Dakota.  The amount of the capital of the company  is ?1,000,000, divided into one million slmios  of one dollar each. r "      "      >  The head office of^ the companj in this  Piownee is situato in Atlin, and Fletcher T.  Hamshaw , Manager of tlie Companj, whoso  address is Atlm afoicsaid, is the "attorney  for the'eompnnj- (not eupoweied to issue or  tiansfer stock).  The time of the existence of tho company  is 20 j ears,    ^ ' , '  Gi\en undei mv hand and seal of office at.  Victoiia, Province of British Columbia, this  22nd daj   or  Maj,' one   thousand nino bundled and thiee. ' '      *  ,  ]r<s] ' S. Y.'WooTlo^,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  je-*20-4t i  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S.     . Wm. Brown, C.E..  WILKINSON   &   BROWN  Provincial land   Surveyors   &   Givil  Engineers.  Hydraulic   Mine  Enflineerinq   a   Specialty Olhco, Peail St., near Thiid St��� Atlin, BC,.  DRINK THE BEST  In L,ead Packets 01 y2-it> and i-lb each... ' '  For Sale by all First Class Grocers,.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS; &   Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B C.  THE'  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE-NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French^ Restaurant in   Connection.  David Hastie,  Proprietor.  Corner of. First and Discovery Streets.  Drinks,   2  for   a  Quarter^  Commencing Monday, April 2otli, I will cut prices on all my goods at  the   LELAND    HOTEL.        I  have a large stock of First C*ass.  Goods and intend to dispose of thetn at Cost.       This is strictly a  Closing Out Sale.       Goods must be disposed of by July ist.  Hotel Building for Sale���No Reasonable Offer Rifused.  E. P. Quhen.  ,   ���LU ^.V  :<j*  mi  ^m\ >    ���*-* (U���te'wlilhhl.j.r.M.qp  TO DEAL IN COFFINS.  NEW   MILLION-DOLLAR   COMPANY HAS BEEN FORMED.  1  The Davis Tannery Business Incorporated���Toronto Capitalists Or-  ganize For General Brokerage  Operations.  i  f  Toronto,     June     i.���To   carry   on  the,     business       of       manufacturing  coffins      and      caskets       and      general undertakers' supplies, the National  Casket Co.,  Limited,   has  been  incorporated, with a capital    of    $1,000,000,  and head office in Toronto.    The provisional directors arc A. J. U. Eckardt,  Rose  A.   M.   Eckardt,    W.   Ii.  Short,  ���Frank Bootli  and  W.   R.   P.   Parker.  The company is also authorized to acquire the business of any firms engaged in any similar undertakings, and also  to sell heat and power.  The Municipal & General Securities  ' Company, Limited, has been organized  to conduct a general  brokerage business,  with a capital of $500,000.    The  .provisional directors are VV.  R. Johnston, G. T. Clarkson, H. Langlois, R.  R. Bongard and R.,' H. Parmenter, all  , of Torontq.  The tanning business of Hon.' E. J.  'Davis is being reorganized, and a company incorporated under the name of  A. Davis & Son, Limited, the head office of which will be at King Postoffice.  fThe capital of'the company is $250,000,  and  those  constituting  the    company  are Hon. E. J. Davis, E. D. Davis, Aubrey Davis;, Mrs. Margaret Davis and  Miss'Edith Davis.  ,,    The   following  companies   have   re-  ���(' ceived   incorporation :���Sultana    Gold  Mine, Limited, $i,bo6(ooo, Rat Portage;  Colonial  Oil  Co.,    Limited,    $100,000,  .London; St. Catharines Gas Co., Limited, $100,000; the Paradise Grove Co.,  Port Elgin,  Limited, $ioo,oco, to car-  1 ry on a health and pleasure resort; the  Blind River Transportation Co., Limited,  $60,000;  the  Gull  River  Lumber  Co., Limited, $40,000, Coboconk;    To-  * ronto Laundry Machine Co., Limited,  $40,000; the Berlin Interior Hardwood  'Co., Limited, $40,000; the Elmira Furniture Co., Limited, $40,000; the Chas.  �� "^Mitchell    Co.,    Limited,    produce  "%, $ro,ooo, Tpronto.  '".' (-  FAST LINE TENDERS.  :ttie Time Por Receiving Them Closes  To-day.  Montreal, June 1.���The time for sending in tenders to the Dominion Government for a fast Atlantic steamship  lervice closes to-day, an I, from  -what can be learned here, the mail bag  of the Privy Council will not overflow  with offers.   The G. T. R., Mr. Robert  ��� Reford of the Donaldson, Thomson and  -Lord Lines, and Mr. Torrance of the  Dominion Line, all say that they are  not    tendering.    So    tar as   Canadian  ��� jhipers are concerned, that seems to  practically leave the ficld'to the.C.P.R-  arid the Allan Line. It is generally  believed here that these two companies have sent in their tenders, but Mr.-  Hugh A. Allan will say neither yes nor  no to the question, while Sir Thomas  Shaughncssy, President of the C. P. R���  !s quite as reserved. From Mr. Allan's'  standpoint, any statement just now as  [o what the Allan Line has done would  ���be premature, and he, therefore, wishes  to let the matter staiyj until the tenders have been opened. Sir Thonias  .Shaughncssy says that, while he does  ���not wish to say whether the C. P. R.  has^ tendered this' time, an offer from  ���them made some time ago is still in  the Government's hands and open for  .acceptance, as the mind of the _ company has not changed. The acquisition  of the  Elder-Dempster steamers    has  . not altered the position of the C.P.R.  (n the matter, because these vessels  were never intended for a fast mail service. In any event, the two years allowed by the Government for preparation would have to be taken advantage  of, and a new fleet got together for  the purpose. There is a belief in some  quarters that the C. P. R. and the Allan Line liavc made an agreement, the  Alia t Line to withdraw from the competition. Sir Thomas Shaughncssy denies it. It is said also that no tender  has gone in under the name of the  C.P.R., the company having secured  for the purpose the services of an  agent.  Tho renewed activity of Mont Peleo Is  causing alarm on the Island of Martinique.  Salutes and processions inaugurated the  celebration of the bicentenary of St. Petersburg:.  Tho Municipal Committee of tho Legislature rojoctod Mr. Downey's bill to re-  poai the Conmee  clauses.  It la again roportcd that Mulal Mo-  hammod, brother of tho Sultan of Morocco,  was killed by poison.  Kingston Lord's Day Alliance will prosecute the Street Railway Company for  running cars on Sunday last.  Prof. Wm. Macl-aren of Knox College  was presented with addresses and a case  of cutlery on the completion of fifty  years' ministry.  The Committee on. Banking and Com-  merce at Ottawa have reported bills incorporating the City and County Bank  of Canada,, with head office at Ottawa,  and tho Pacific Bank, with hoad office at  Victoria, B.C.  ' A DASTARDLY PLOT.  Plan to Blow up a Big Sanatorium  With 25,000 People.  Detroit, June a.���A Joiiinal despatch from Battle Creek says:���"It is  common talk in this city that a plan  to blow up the Advcntist sanitarium  with dynamite dining the Sunday,dedicatory exercises at the time when Governor Bliss, his staff, and twenty-five  thousand people would,be present, has  been discovered. Everybody concerned  with the institution denies .the truth  of the rumors. It is,, said that, after  the receipt 01" an anonymous letter of  . wan ,ig l^y a sanitarium official, a thorough search was made of the building, with, the'result Unit oil satuiatcd  :otton was found in large quantities  in the dormitory and east hall, and that  two sticks of dynamite were found in  the pipe that supplies the building with  >jis.  '  RUSSIANS LANDED.  /he Constintinople Embassy iis Under  Guard.  London, June 1.���According to an  agency despatch from Constantinople,  150 Russian blue-jackets have been  landed there to form a guard for the  Russian Embassy. .  1 1  KILLED THEMSELVES.  Seventeen Insurgents, Who Were En-  ,, trapped.  Salonica,, June 1.���A letter from  Monastir, written by an agent of the  British and Foreign Bible Society, who  was an eye-witness of the fight at the  Bulgarian village of Mogil, six miles  north of Monastir, on May 21, between  the Imperial forces and insurgent  bands, says that seventeen komtajis,  who were in the village when it was at-t  tacked, having fired all their cartridges  and seeing that resistance was useless,  killed themselves. The number, included three Bulgarian officers of high  rank. The letter adds :���Our position  here is very wretched. We live in  great fear. God have pity on us and  bring peace to these regions !  COLLMWGGD MUpBB.  STRANGE     CIRCUMSTANCES  PUZZLE POLICE.,  FLOOD AND FIDE.  Three Arrests Made���Detective Greer,  Takes Charge of the Case���One  ,   Mati at Beeton Seemed to Know,  All About it.     -  SHOULD FIGHT RUSSIA.  Chinese   Students   Are  in   Favor  of  War. ,  Victoria, June 1.���Mail advices per  steamer Tartan says that several  meetings of Chinese students have  been held at Shanghai at which pro-'  tests were drawn up regarding Russian action in Manchuria, and against  Governor Wangchihchan of Kwang-  31 in securing French troops to suppress troubles in that province. Telegrams were sent to Pekin 'and to  Viceroy Yuanshihkai, urging that  China declare war against Russia to  protect her rights. The students,  1,200 in number, offered to form a  battalion of volunteers for service if  needed.' Similar telegrams were sent  by the Chinese students at Tokio.  Funeral of Glory Whalen:  Collingwood, June 1.���Another  chapter, and the saddest, has been added to the story of. the murder of Glory  Whalen, when oii Saturday the little  battered form was laid at rest in the  St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery  near Collingwood. For miles around  the people gathered to pay their last  respects to the little maiden, who' was  beloved by all, and to show their sympathy with her parents in their sorrow great numbers of the townspeople  also went to the home to pay their respects to the family. At the church  low Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father O'Cary before a congregation  which crowded the edifice to, the doors.  The service was r.ost pathetically solemn, while few eye3 were dry, and sobs  arose from all parts of the large audience.  The Government has refused the demands of the printers at Ottawa for  increased pay.  Two hundred and fifty Chinese wore  drowned by the capsizing of a boat on  the Shlnshlng River.  In connection with the Memorial Day  exercises a. statue of Gen. Sherman was  unveiled  In  Now  York.  J. Knox, a. well-to-do farmer of Hrlt-  ton, was found dead in his barnyard, with  his  tliio.it  cuL from car to  ear.  lit'V. Abbe Soly Jumped from :i window  nt Si. Uyacintlie, Que., College, during  a sp'jll  nf insanity, and was killed.  A largely attended Irish National  League conference was hold in Liverpool,  T. 1'. O'Connor being elected President.  It is reported that plans have been  formulated to settle 0,000,000 Jews from  Euiopeuu countries In Uic United Stales.  Air. Christopher Smallnian nil London  was run over by a train while crossing  tho Grand Trunk truck, rind lost both  arms and a leg.   He may not recover.  Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann have denied  that any negotiations are being carried  on for tho sale of the C.N.R. to Grand  Trunk Interests. Mr. Mann said tho C.  N.R. refused to sell a controlling interest.  Tho divorco decree obtained some time  ago by "Walter B. Solomon of Buffalo,  formerly of Hamilton, against his wife,  Anna B, Solomon of Hamilton, has been  annulled by Judge Pliilllp3 ot Cleveland,  and tho decision leaves tho gentloman  with two legal wives.  Collingwood, "May 30.���Mystery  deepens about the murder of Glory  Whalen. The clues that have been  followed by the 'authorities have led  to nothing, and while to-night no less  than three men are detained by the  police, it is reasonably safe to say that  not one of them has any" connection  with the crinie. ��� This is a murder  case in which the police may in a few  hours stumble accidentally upon the  man who struck down and afterwards  shot Glory Whalen. but the circumstances surrounding this atrocity are  of so exceptional a nature that at the  present time the officers working 011  the case are hardly in (a position to  advance any definite theory. One thing  seems to stand out clearly in this" inexplicable crime, and it ,is that the  little school girl was enticed by some  one she knew into the place where  she met her death. While one theory  has been that some tramp or peddling  Syrian was the murderer, this does  not appear to be justified by the plain  facts.   -  Provincial Detective Greer arrived  to take .charge of the 'case, and,  acting on his instructions, three men  were detained. One was the peddler  who held a revolver, to the head of  Patrick Byrnes, an employee of the  T. Long ,Company., two nights ago,  and who was secured near Thornbury.  At Beeton, three miles from  Colling-  EMMENSE   LOSS   OF   LIFE   REPORTED IN THE STATES.  Nearly 250 People Drowned in North  Topeka���Fifteen at Kansas City���  Numbers o�� Others Burned to  Death ��� Hundreds    of    Houses  i  Swept Away.  175 t to  Kansas,  damage  >Z# i',/Y V''.      s '' * ,.   , S'>t ��� '/<  ��^tW*ttlE.'A'IMffl*l'<i>Mri|iiniuj.iWiiujjiii^iju<aiijf'i' t*  Glory Whalen, the victim in the  mysterious murder case at Collingwood.  wood,, a rough-looking man -was detained because he had in a hotel there  read the , story of the , murder  from a Toronto evening paper, and  said the report was all wrong, proceeding to explain about the finding of the  body'as it actually hanpehed, although  the paper he was reading.from did not  contain these facts. This was considered suspicious enough to "warrant his  detention by the authorities. The  third ' man detained was arrested .at  Duntroon, "a little burg nine miles  south of here."He was the peddler who  called at the Kendall and Whalen farms  on Wednesday l?'t. He was brought  into Collingwood to-night-and examined by Detective Greer. Joseph Norsau  of 115 York streef, Toronto, was the  name he gave, and he explained his  movements on the day of the murder  satisfactorily to the police and was released. A number of handkerchiefs  were found in his pack, b/t they were  not in any way similar to'the one found  around the head of Glory Wh.ilen.  The authorities to-day ��� were making evety effort to trace the revolver  with   which   the' murder was   done.  May be Another Coal Strike.  Meyersdale, Pa., June 1.���Notices  declaring a reduction of five cents in  the price of (.mining coal have ,becn  posted at the mines of the Continental  Coal Company. District President  Daniel Young yesterday inquired into  the matter, and ordered a strike, and  the mines are now idle. The Continental Company is independent _ of  the Somerset Coal Company, which  operates, with one exception, the remaining mines in the Meyersdale region. Both companies . last March  granted the ten-cent advance, but refused to sign a scale for one year. It  Is confidently expected .by the miners  that the Somcrsf Coal Company will  also make the re uction after the first  of the month, and there will be a general   strike    ordered    throughout   the  region.  ��� ������ 1  Cattle   Disease   on   Board.  London, May ' 30.���The British  steamer Virgil, which has arrived at  Deptford from Buenos Ayres, has  been found to have on board cattle affected with foot-and-mouth disease.  They will be immediately slaughtered  and incinerated.  TELEGRAPHIC  BREVITIES.  Robert G. Buhner, commercial-traveller,  died suddenly at Woodstock.  Topeka,    Kansas,    June    I.���Heavy  loss     of     life,     estimated     at     from  250,     in     North     Topeka,  alone,        and        immense  to     ,propci ty,      have      oc-  ;urred   in   central ��� and   eastern   Kansas, northwestern Missouri, southwestern Iowa and eastern Nebraska States,  through the floods.     In some of these  localities   rain   has   fallen   steadily   for  ten days, and shows no sign of cessation.    All the   livers swept over their  banks "several days ago and the water  is still 'rising steadily.'   South Topeka,  it appears, is not in danger, and desperate efforts arc being made to establish a sale line of communication with  Noith Topeka, which is completely inundated, and thus rescue the survivors  in that section.   Fire has also destroyed  many   North   Topeka .buildings���sonic  reports  say at  least 400���and several  people have been burned to death.   At  Kansas City the loss of life "so far is  placed,at  fifteen.  Salina and   Ottawa,  Kansas, where the floods  have    done  much   damage,     aie   Canadian   settlements.   No loss of life is, reported from  those places.   Companies'or regiments  of thcTNational Guard are under arms  in the" cities and larger towns to present   looting  and   give   all   assistance  possible.   It   is   calculated   that  25,000  people, as follows, are homeless:��� ,  Kansas���North Topeka, 7.000; near  Emporia, 500; Salina and -vicinity, 800;  Lawrence, 500; Kansas City, Armour-  dale and Argentine, 10,000:  Missouri���Harlem and Sheffield,,700.  Iowa���Desmoines, 6,000 Ottumwa,  200.  Nebraska���Lincoln, 200; Beatrice,  200.  It is impossible to estimate the financial' losses. ' - , ' ' '  - Topeka, Kan., June 1.���At 1  o'clock the number _ of people  drowned in the flood which has submerged North Topeka for 24 hours ^was  known to be at least 200, and a larger  number were yet missing. A company  of militia has taken charge of the work  of rescue, and owing to their efforts  several hundred people have,been saved  who otherwise would have perished.  In the Auditorium to-night 2,000  homeless people are'quartered. The  society women of the city" are there  attending the refugees"heeds. Great  waggon-loads' of clothing and provisions have been sent and the immediate needs of the unfortunates have been  provided  for.  J About four hundred houses in North  Topeka were destroyed by fire last  week, and several people are reported  to have been burned to death, but this  report cannot be substantiated. From  all over western Kansas boats were  rushed here for the rescue of sufferers.^  The north end of the Melan bridge,'  the only way of reaching both Tope-  kas, went out, and a wire cable was  stretched across the bridge. All of  the pontoon bridges on the north side  were washed out early this morning,  "and the only possible chance of reach;  ing the survivors was by boats.' ���  _ Shortly after daylight nine boats arrived from Ottawa on a special train,  and they were put into active service  at once. Soon after reports of drown-  jngs began to come in. A boat containing eight men was swept away in the  swift current about 7 o'clock, and as  far as known all were drowned. A  boat containing two men was capsized. The boats.were too frail to live  in .the swirling water. More boats  arrived from Emporia at 10 o'clock,  and hurry messages have been sent to  other towns for more. The river remained stationary after having fallen  several inches. Heavy rains-were reported ' from up the stream, however,  and it is feared that another rise will  set in.  Eighty-seven people arc high and  dry in the Page elevator. If the building holds together they will be rescued,. In the B Street Colored Baptist Church nearly a hundred people  have been standing since yesterday.  Many of them have doubtless fallen  from exhaustion before this .and  drowned. The building stands intact,  however, and those who are left alive  may be rescued. As seen from a high  place on North Taylor street, near the  Rock' Island bridge, the stream appeared to be widening.  E. L.��� Bailey and E. M.'Alexander performed some of the most heroic work of the night, In the darkness about 3 o'clock this morning, at  the greatest risk 'to theiV own lives,  they succeeded in reaching one of the  burning lumber yards and rescued a  dozen women and children. On the  way to the south shore one of the  women fainted from fatigue and fright,  and this all but swamped the boat.  The men made superhuman efforts and  finally reached the pontoon bridgewith  their precious cargo. Here willing  hands seized them and carried them  Dver the Melan bridge to safety.  This is but one of a hundred thrilling rescues. The most prominent  men of the town donned oilskins and,  submerged in water up to their breasts,  worked for hours in the cold water.  Kansas City, June 1.���A great  body of water, coming from the west,  swelled the Kansas River at Kansas  City, Kansas, causing a most  alarming rise. Waters rushed  with terrific force over    the    put]ying  railroad tracks and the ciowded wholesale districts of the west bottoms, and  finally into the Union Depot. At 10  o'clock a mile of wholesale houses,, elevators and freight depots were entirely  surrounded, basements that yesterday  were dry were soon brimful, and water began to reach the first floors.  Within fifteen^ minutes the' tracks entering the western citJ of the Union  Depot were entirel;' submerged, and at  ii' o'clock the watci had risen at such  a rapid rate that the thousands of delayed passengers weie making prepar-'  ations to' leave'for the'high ground.  Fifteen  persons 'have been  drowned  in the west bottoms during the day.  Because of the difficulty oi recovering'  the bodies, identification of most of  the dead is 'impossible. The dead as  reported are:���T..omas Ruddy, Manager of the Ruddy Bros.' Packing Co.,  drowned while engaged in relief work  near the Schwar/child and Sulzberger  plant., Jas. Deerman, drowned . on  Psagcavcnue; unknown man, with two  children, drowned at Mill and Osage  streets; unknown woman; Win. Herbert, and two other persons, drowned  at Second and Osage streets; three  men and two women, drowned by the  capsizing of a boat near the Union  Pacific bridge; unknown man.  At 6 o'clock last evening eight dis--  tinct fires arc burning in the,flooded  district between thiee blocks west of  the Union Depot and Toad-a-Loup.  the latter a .settlement near Armour-  dale. It is rimpossiblc to reach any  of the fires, as communication is, cut  off.,       ,' ,  Topeka,    Kan., ��� June    1.���The , outlook in Council Grove is appalling. On *  ,a  smaller  scale  the  situation  there   is-  much the same as  that of North Topeka/ "Nine or more people have been  burned  to  death in  a   fire  started  by  slacking lime.     Reports received from t  there   late   to-day   say   there   is   small'  prospect of 'the water  falling for another 24 hours./  Flood conditions arc  getting worse at Lawrence. More than  500   people   in   the   north   part  of   the  town arc homeless.      The large steel   *  mill belonging to Congressman Bow-  crstock was destroyed, with a loss of  $150,000.      'A  big, rise   in   the  Smoky  Hill   River  last  night    caused    many   .  more to'leave their homes, and hundreds  are now encamped  on  the hills  east of the town.   v Most of the business houses are closed.     Hill City has  been an    iland    since    Tuesday.      No  trains   have   been1 running  there    this  week.      The. town  is small, and    the  stock of provisions very low.      People  are 'suffering greatly..     ' '  ."Toronto St. Lawrence Market.  , Trade in the St. Lawrence Market  building was fairly brisk thi3 morning.  Buyers were plentiful, and ��� lots of stuff  was offering. On >the street there was  not much doing, and ouslness was rather  quiet. The total grain receipts amounted  to GOO bushels.  Wheat���Two hundr-d bushels of   white .  sold at 74%c per bus^l.  and 100 busheU  of red sold at 74%c to "oe.  Barley���One hundred ' bushels sold Kat  <6%c per bushel.  Oats���One hundred bushels sold at 37e  per bushel. ' *'  Dressed Hogs���The market continues  unchanged at?S to-SS.oO por owt for choice  light-weight butcher hogs, and $6.50 to $T  for heavies.  Butter���The range in butter prices was  somewhat lower, and the marKot is quotable at about 16c to 20o ppr ib. Them  was plenty offering, buc trade was good,  and most of it was sold.  Eggs���In sympathy with other markets,  farmers are asking a littla in.>re for their  eggs. Quotations to-dav run at He to 15a  per dozen.  Poultry���Spring cl-'ckens are on iho  market, and mighty -5'iiall i>ne3 they are,  too. Prices are not i.iminutivo, however, >  as they are quoted at 90c to ?l per pair.  There are a few ducks for sale, and-tliey  bring about 30e per lb, anjl turkey gob-"  biers sell at lie to 12c per lb.  Hay���About 15 loads were sold. No. 1  timothy Is quoted at $12 to $16 per.ton, and  mixed or clover at $6.50 to $9.  Straw���One load'sold at ?S per ton.  Cheese Markets.  Belleville, May 30.���At the meeting ot  the Cheeso Board held here to-day there  were offered 2,840 white and 325 colored.  Sales were :���Watkin 5S0, - Hodgson 560,  Magrath 690 at lOVfcc, Alexander 305 at 10  7-lGc, Magrath 75 at 10%c.    "   '  Watertown, N.Y.; May 30.���On tho  Cheese Board to-day 4,105 cheese sold at  10V4c for large white, 10%e for large colored: 10%o to 10%c for small white and  colored twins.  Cowansvllle, Que., May 30.���At , the  weekly meeting of the Eastern Town- -  ships' Dairymen's Association here to-day,  43 creameries offered 2,107 boxes of cheese  and 18 creameries offered 1,336 boxes of  butter. Cheese, colored, sold at 10%o to  10%c.    Butter, 16%c to 19'Ao.  Cornwall, May 30.���Sixteen hundred and  forty eheese were boarded here to-day.  1,117 white and 477 colored; 46 others. All  sold, the colored bringing 10%c and tho  white 10%c to 10 9-lGc.  London, May 30.���On tho London Dairymen's Exchange 14 factories offered 2,164  boxes; 90 sold at 10%c.  Canton, N. Y.F May 31.���Largo cheese,  19'/4c; twins, lOVic.   Butter, 20Uc.  East Buffalo Cattle Market.  East Buffalo, May 30. ��� Cattle ��� Receipts light; steady. Veals���Receipts, 76  head; 25c lower; tops, $6.25 to $6.50; common to good, $4.50 to $6.16. Hog�����Re*  celpts, 51,100 head; active, 5c to 10c lower;  heavy, $6,25 to $6.35; mixed, $6.10 to $6.26;  Yorkers,' $6 to $6.10; ��� pigs, $0 to- JG.05;  roughs, .$5.25 to $5.50; stags, $1 to $4.50,  Sheep and Tambs���Receipts, 1,600 head:  steady; top lambs, $7.25 to $7.35; culls to  good, $4 to $7.15; yearlings, $1.50 to $5;  owes, $1 to $4.25; sheep, top mixed, $4.85  to $4.50; culls to,good, $2 to $4.50.  British Markets.  Liverpool, May 30.���Close���Wheat spot  quiot; No. 1 standard Cal., por cental, 6s  8d to 6s 8%d; Walla, Cs Gd ta 6s 6%d; No."  2 red winter, Gs to Cs 4&d; No. 1 northern  Manitoba, 6s to 6s G^d; futures Inactive;  July, 6s 3V4 value; September, 6s l%d.  Corn���Spot Arm; mixed American, por  contal, 4h 9d to 4b 9'/4d for new; futures  Inactive June, 4s 7V&d value; July, *a 6d  value; Soptsmber, 4s 3%d value. Flour���  Minneapolis, 20s 9d to 22s.  Paris, May 30. ��� Opening ��� "Wheat weak  ,  at 21f 45c for May and ���J.'ii. 20c for September   and  December.   Flour���Weak  at 32��  35c for May and 30f 20c for September and  December.  Paris���Close���Wheat, tone steady at 24t  60c for May and 22f 30c for September and  December. Flpur���Tone steady at 32f 35c  'for May and 30f 30c Cor September and  December.  Antwerp, May 30.���Close���Wheat, spot  steady; No. 2 red winter, unchanged at  16&f.  I  qwrayw���re��-*  1-t^-T^W.VI   HMTTW��' ���"���� f T ^JijlilltSSZS  ��*ieraaOWaiI��:3S*r  'fS-itr.  ���WMBmc������t' fMUMMMUMM  ufalliblc fiiiid^ocS'  RussTniii.   II.   Coxavell, Pastor  Philadelphia, Baptist Temple."  He will guide you into all truth.���  John xvi., 13. ,    '  The bounding life of a ship is dependent upon the breeze which fills its  nails, and which no man can see or  Hindcrstand or command to his aid. For  ' this reason the sailor prays for favoring winds, and favoring winds are  Heeded for every man's sails, that his  progress may be swift and sure.  A man entering an engine room  found the engineer lying 'senseless on  the floor., The fires' were hot, the  Steam was hissing, aii explosion seemed inevitable. The man knew nothing  of that engine, but under an uncontrollable, impulse he sprang fotward,  pulled a lever, not knowing what effect  It would have, .and the pent-up steam  Tushcd forth like the explosion of a  gun. The pciil was averted, lives wcie  saved, ruin was escaped. That impulse  svas a favoiing wind.  A company of men fell among savages and were about to be slain.    Instinctively   they got, down w on  their  knees, looked upward and prayed." The  savages also looked up to see to whom  those men were speaking,  but seeing  no one a supcistitious    dread    seued  , them and they fled panic-stricken to the  - iwoods.     That impulse to pray was a  favoring brcc?c.  A wieck had gone ashore at Mar-  , tha's Vineyard, and one man in the icy  paters clung to a plank, which sufficed  to float' him.    Presently a rope swept  l>y him, but it seemed to have no support.   The'question flashed upon him,  "Shall I catch the rope or hokLtq the  plank ?" ' That was for him  a fearful  moment,  but,  moved    by, a resistless  impulse, he seized the rope and soon  found himself drawn through the darkness out of danger into safety.     That  ��� Impulse was his'favoring bieeze.  How different life would be ifJwe  constantly had this power to decide infallibly what to do and what not to do!  (That power is largely developed in woman, but far less in man. He depends  more on judgment, she on instinct. But  there is a Spirit that giveth this,instinct, this ability to decide unerringly.  It is like the magnetic cuirent to the  needle in the compass, compelling it  evermore to point to the noith, and so  to guide the manner ovcr^eveiy sea.  Often in business men have to decide between two evils. They say: "If  'I tell the"exact truth about this trade  I shall ruin the firm. Not only that,  but I shall throw the woikmen out of  employment and do their families great  harm." Which is the greater wrong ?  'Again, if we only knew when to do  good. _ Winter approaches. The wind  blows cold over the hills. Suffering  will come to the poor. Oh 1 for the  ability to decide who are deserving and  !who are not, who should be helped and  .who would be better off if left alone.  Oh 1 for the ability to judge when  and how to speak to the wrongdoer.  iWe often speak to such at the wrong  time, or let the opportunity to speak  pass altogcthei and then regret the  failure when it is too late to mend it.  And, oh I for the power to keep silent  at the right time. Many a word has  Hone immcasuiablc harm to ourselves  and to others. Bitter words arc spoken against deaiest friends, and then wc  wish we could only recall those words.  'But they ere spoken, they aic borne  forth on the wings of ravjns and vultures that delight to carry infection and  lodge it where it will beget sorrow  evermore.  And how important is the power to  decide instinctively what is true ! One  affirms that a certain article cost so  much money; another says he saw it  bought, and that it did not cost half |  the price reported. One of these men '  is false. You wonder which to tuist.  Oh 1 for the instinctive power to de-  side between them. Or, one friend  tells something against another, and  you have full faith in both. You say  you cannot believe it, and yet you must  decide between the two. Oh I for the  power that unerringly guides, saying  promptly and absolutely : "This is false  ��nd that is true."  Wc need guidance to know when to  ���peak, when to smile, when .to frown,  when to direct, when to enter   upon  rcct fiom God. The more we have of  His Spirit the more habitual becomes  this instinctive guidance. This will en-  lble us 'to decide between light and  wrong, to tell the true from the false,  to tell where to go and where'not to  go, when to speak and when not to  speak, when to pi each and when to  pray, when to lead othcis and when to  hold back. < There is such a power.  Jesus Christ revealed it to- us as the  Spirit of God, and "He will guide you  Into all truth."  Mixerf th*�� Children.  I'-A Daughter of Accra Queens 1  A TALE OF MOROCCO ��  ��� -     w  1     By A. J. Dawson. 35  Oh. -we're sunk enough here, God knows!  But not quite so sunk "that moments.  Sure tho' seldom, aro denied us,  When the spirit's true endowments  Stand out plainly, from its false ones,  And apprise It If pursuing  Or the right way or tho wrong way.  To Its triumph or undoing.  r '        ���Crlstlna.  ���axe week George Hull or had cheerfully  decided to icfoim Bi.uin. Braun liciu'd  this, of cpuisc, and grinned. He might  have let the young man down easily.  But lie,did not.  Braun taught Butler to make ceck-  tails, and at times���when the voung nian  began to wake with the tired feclinir that  comes while the mangio\ c sleam. is drawing the sap out of English checks���to  diink them. Then, on the second Sunday after Butlei's arnval, Bi.iun said:  "Oh,'by the way, my'son,'-liow muck  longer are you going, to wilt away ir.  single blessedness? Upon my soul, I'd  forgotten 'all about it. but we haven't  got you a wife yet. Orthodox thing in  tha rivers, jrou know.    And���here jmu'jp  tlie southward, in. Wadi Talllct, men say,  "the Sultan is the Sultan, and���there i3  Haj El.Miuben." >  But probably you don't know Haj El  Maiben. It is not likely'that his name  could be found on any l^ondon visiting-  list. And perhaps that is us well, because  chief in any style approaching to the  lavish magnificence with which Haj ��l  Maiben   takes  delight  in  honoring  his  flTU.es ts*  ' The causes which led to my first becoming his guest might be explained dur-  A strange lawsuit has just been heard  fcy the courts of Amsterdam. As far  back as February last year a newly  born child was taken from the mother's  care to be reared in an incubator, says  The Philadelphia Telegraph. In accordance with medical advice the infant  was packed in wadding and hurried to  the hospital, where the incubators  stand ready to, receive weakly babies.  Meanwhile, in compliance with Dutch  law, the father had the birth of a son  registered, and the child was given the  name of Franciscus Gcrardus there and  then. At the hospital a lcceipfwas taken for the baby boy, 'and lie was put  into one of the incubalois. Some weeks  passed, and the parents received notice  that their child was well enough to  take away. Imagine the father's surprise when he went to letch his son tO]  have a baby girl tlnust into his arms.  The hospital nui'sc declared some mistake had been made by the parents.  The parents, nurse and other witnesses  declared the mistake was on the pait  of the hblpnal-authorities. The baby  girl was not wanted by the parents of  the missing baby boy, and nobody else  owned her. The, father took proceedings against the Mayor of the city, who  is the nominal head of the hospital, and  claimed ��240 damages foi his lost son.  During the time'the .child was in the  incubator the outside of the'machine  was painted, and, according to the  plaintiff's advocate, ,lhe cards on which  are written the paiticulars regarding  the inmates were mixed up. A,touch oi  romance is added to the case by the offer of an anonymous woman, who undertakes to payt the compensation  claimed by the parents��and adopt Ihe  girl who ought to be a boy. . Judgmc.it  will be given next month.  -The Land of Standstill.,.  , The Land of Standstill is the name  given to Venezuela by Mr. James  Baines, who'went theie during the re_r.  cent difficulty as the correspondent *of  The Outlook. Heicis a bit from hia  picturesque description of Caracas in  The Outlook:���  There aie the barracks; the one to  the north with its single gun presented  to the Venezuelan Government by the  Empress Eugenie, and with all its  loopholes fi owning at the city, like all  the other "defences." There is another near the centre of the town,  where the small brown ^soldier boys  stand guard at the door, armed to the  teeth. At night both places aie given  a wide berth, and the unknowing  stranger who might not understand  the peremptory "Kalte, qui vvivel" is  in no little danger. Much afraid of  these places are the peaceable inhabitants, and much right have they to'be  so, for the soldier that supports the  reigning " Government is a privileged  person. It does not do to complain  of him. The keeper of a cafe frequented by the tioops once spoke to the  colonel of an Andino regiment, and  said that his soldiers borrowed his  knives  and   foiks   and  did  not  return  them.    "Do  you  mean  that  the  sold-   �� laying down the mouthpiece of bis gieal  iers of my  Government are thieves1" ' pipe, began to tell me of Geovge Butlei  ���._,,���.,        ,. t   ' i -i   ��������� ior,+ nt   wasting all your  English  freshness in.  Haj El Maiben, chief and descendant of   ���      , .fa   , ��� ' *>   ,  chiefs in the tonitory of Wadi Tafilet, is     Dat:cuin��-  a man somewhat feared and a good*deal  loved on both sides of the Atlas.    To  "Good God!" says Butler, doubtless  thinking of orange-blossom and cake. "I  don't want to marry. And, besides, I  couldn't afford it."   '  "Oh, marriage is not an expense in the  rivers, my son. "We marry for economy,  and���comfort, you know. ��� Take a housekeeper, and sack a servant. The conjugal felicity is a clear gift���make-weight,  know.    I'm going to take a new  a Mayfair" host1 and hostess would find   7��� know       m gomg  Borne difficulty about ente, laming the old   'gan^Vting fat ana lazy   Tell your  bnys to biiug your hammock round, and  I'll take you up to the'Village.    We'll  look over the eligibles."  "  Butler was rather shocked at this, as  tlie other man had known well he would  ��,       ~,      .    ,-        . -���������(. ������  ���    be.   Then the toy, being clean-run, and  nig a long .tropical evening spent on a       ��� . �� �� ^ &  ships deck, or m some other sue h.out-,      S ��� Aj]d      do Hm  n^ioVKKrc, b^��� oMtaic'nSn:' *������ *��� treated nW women a good  ?'J  fortress in Wadi Tafilet, in the tents oi   ���* Pft" 0:t me worm.- A man's const!  his  folloW north   and  south  of.the :��*�� ���� f aM.it. ^ou do ^p  man's wife for a year or so, before she  family life with a man of  her own color'"  "Well, ,anyhow, I don't want one to be  my' wife," said Butler. "So I won't  bother coming." ���  ' "Oh, you'd better come. Might just  as well see the village. We'ie supposed  to make ourselves Jagreeable to the local  and other    natives, you' know,"  said  Braun, grinning, and quoting Digby Farn's  '"Come on!    We'll go and  Atlas;   or  aboard, his    very   beautiful/'  gold-striped,   black-hulled   yacht  wbich,; m^'3 ���le ��� * y?" ��r *��>���1  when idC, may geneially I seen tiding   ^^o^taaulyW. with a  at nnchor below the ���bcacon at Dai-al-  baida.       ' ' <���  When  the summer of last year, an  unusually warm season' in ,Moiocco, was  drawing to a close, I lay one evening on  a heap  of  cmiously. worked  rugs  and  cushions in the little covered balcony of  the inner couityard at Tehuma,' the old  Wadi Tafilet forticss.    Haj  El,Maiben  sat beside me.'Between us stood his great  fragrant  chibouque.      There    were  no  , lamps "on the balcony, but the light of  "a full  African  moon played ' icsthilly  about the chief's dull gold forehead, over  his snowy heaid, by which men sweai in  Wadi Tafilet, and down to the silver and  crimson  of     his   cuiling-toed   -sandals,  where they peeied out one from undei  each of his knees. 1 -  -t'-".A wealthy man, a kindly man, anait-"  ist and ii prince of Southern Bohemian^,  'is,Haj El Maiben.    A lover of beauty  rather than a voluptuaiy. leaning in his  tastes more to the By/an tine than, the  purely Moorish, the old chief is a devout  , Mohammedan, and a1 learned student'of  humanity in'all its shades and grades.  -  We had bpen talking, since one of the  chiefs people had brought us our ,lhsl  supply of, coffee" that evening, of tho position and'influenee'of Bntishers in Western Africa. Haj 'El Maiben, with his  people, had made several pilgiimagp��  acioss the desert to the West Coast, and  knew more of that ill-omened country,  before 'I was boin, than 1" have learned  since that event.  "When the white men in the river villages are cruel to the native folk, that  is not'good," murmured the chief in his  low, mellow tones. "But when they aie  kind, then for those that.be women it is  less good. Your countiyman, Butler,  George Butler of the gieat Liverpool  house; you know him?"  1 1 nodded. I had met Geoige Butlei  when he was acting f aa Digby Farn's  agent in Piowiah.   Then Haj El Maiben'  replied the colonel. The rcstaurant-  kcepcr replied that it might look that  way to the casual obscivcr, or words  to that effect; whcicupon the colonel  shot him dead,' and that was the end  of the matter.  Leading out of the city to the -south  and crossing the shallow river is the  far-famed "iron bridge" ft joins at  its farther end with a broad road  about a mile in length. Beautiful gardens and well-kept little villas, mostly  the pleasui e homes of politicians, are  on either side. Here on holidays meet  the upper classes, the" old conservatives, the wealthy tradesman, and the  successful politician. The pampered  favorite of the latter drives here, too,  lolling back in her victoria. The people bow to one another or give the  tut direct, as their acquaintanceship  'ictates or their position in the social  scale may give tlicm privilege or not.  At the eastern end used to be the gay  quarter, the dancehouses and the fandangos. A little park is at the western end, where there is also. <���'ramie  to say, a baseball field. A ho-nelul situ  lor the future is that a small perccnt-  ��ge of the youths and boys have taken  np outdoor sports, this within the Inst  four years. This mile or more of prnnd.  road is all that is worthy of the innic  sf "driveway" in a country bitretcr thnn  the Stale of Texas I The people arc  rery proud of it.  Thomas J. Marvin, because he was  cartooned as a zebra In the Detroit  "Tribune," has brought suit agaln-st  that newspaper for one hundred thousand dollars for libel. The complaint  states that the plaintiff was "tepre-  eented as a four-footed beast, saddled  and  bridled,  canylng on  his  back  a  and his life in the oil livcis.   To the music of the chief's Voice, .theie was added  instructions  see young Chief Twaino.    He's always  good fun." ,     '  Butler hesitated.*  ���  "Well, you can't expect to reform us in  Warri, or the, girls either, if you don't  mix with 'em/you know." "  So Bu'tler sent for his hammock, and  Braun shook with uimoly'meriiment, as  he rummaged in the factory for a, few  'Birmingham gewgaws' to take to Warn  village. There is something uncanny'  about suchs vel-dancyj as was Butler's,  when'seen in an oil-river factory.       '  It takes close on three horns to reach  Warri village-from white man's Wain,  the beach, though the hammock-boys  lope along a't about five miles an-hour.  Approaching tlie village oh Uliis Sunday  morning fiom the_sule nearest the river,  Braun and Butler "were sui prised to-frnd  all the big camps deseilcd, andv only a  few cM"'river-women and naked ^children  wandering about among the huts.  "Deuced queer!" said Braun. "There's  generally a regular'church paiade about  this time, and di urn-beating and hair-  oiling, no end." Then, turning to the  bearers, he added, "Go on one-time, you  hoys. Take us for Chief Twaino's camp,  huhr  So'tflie two hammocks were raised  again, and went swaying on down the  wide main thoioughfaie between the  huts.  "What's the "matter with these poor  old women'" asked Butler. The few  women visible were all howling and wailing as-they hobb'ed-from-hut to hut.  And the veiy uichins, lolling listlessly  about in the toft led dust, weie whining,  instead of laughing as their wont is.  "Don't know at all," said Braun, "un-  the harmonious plashing and guigling of | ]ess it's a sacrifice day or    something.  the palm-shaded fountain in tlie couit  yard below.  Haj El Maiben spoke English fluently.  find with delightful qiuiutness. - Bui it  ,ivns not his habit to describe a spade as  just a spade and nothing more, when he  could hit upon any combination of words  more vhidly descriptive of that useful  implement than its name. Men of the  old chief's race waste so .much time and  breath over couilesy and such-like trifles.  However, this is what Haj El Maiben told  me that evening, though my woids arc  ��iot his words.  , When George Butler first received his  appointment fiom Messis. Digby Earn  in Liverpool, he was not sent to Prow-  rah, where I subsequently met liiin, but  to the Warri' Bivor Beach as assistant to  a man called Braun.  After living in great luxury up to the  ago of two-and-twenty, Geoige Butler  had biien called away from Oxfprd just  before tafcing liis dcgiec, to attend the  funeral of his father, who died by his  W hand. The Bullet family then found  themselves absolutely penniless. The  father's death made their condition apparent, as it did that of various other  folk whom -the dead man had brought to  ihiniieial ruin. George Butler drove a  cub for a fortnight, and thereby earned  tliiiry-flv�� shillings. His last fare was a  director of Digby Farn's, and an acquaintance of the senior Butler's whom  that iVceased gentleman had nevel  wnmgpil.'   So young Butler was given a  We'll see'when we find Twaino."  But the young chief's camp, when the  Englishman 1 cached it,'Avas moie hopelessly deseiled than any other part of  the village.  "Evidently isn't Twaino's at home day,  'anyhow/' said Biaun.    "Hullo!    There's  one'of his people lying down there by  the palisade.   Ilcy, you!   Daddy!   Come  here!"'  An old man 'wearing nothing but a  stiip of countiy cloth twisted round his  shrivelled loins rose fiom out the dust  beside the rough palisading and hobbled  up to Braun's hammock.  "Well, Daddy, how's things?" said  Braun, asrhe lit a cheroot. Tho old man  moaned and rocked his head to and fro.  "You don't seein happy, Daddy. What's  tho trouble?"  "Ou-ay!" moaned fehc old man. "La-  ou-a-lay!"  "Lucid, isn't he?" said Braun, turning  to Butler. "Look here, Daddy! Yew  no be so foolish, yew sabc. Where 'c bo  Twaino, huh? WJia' thing dem peepil go  do���dem Warri peepil? Where the devil's  anybody, anyhow, eh? Wake up, an'  p'laver proper p'lavcr."  -  "Oh, Mcssali Braun, yew no sabc Twaino 'e bin dead!"  '   "What!"  " 'E bin dead���go foh 'evin. 'E go die  las' night." .  "Great snakes! An' everybody���all  peepil go for bury him to-day, eh? No  *e true?    Bury Twaino out by  Ju-Ju  clerkship  in    Liverpool, and    eighteen   louse, eh?"  monMm later he landed from the steam* "Foh suah, Messah Braun, all peepil 'e  ship "lioiiny" on Warri Beach, as assist- l>e gone foh' bury Twaino.",  ant manager of the branch factory there. "By gad! Twaino dead! Well, wcIH  lie was fresh and clean, beautifully1 Here 'e be piece 'baccy for yew, Daddy.  English, mid full of enthusiastic inten> Come on, Butler! By'Jove! 1 We must  thins in  fhe matter of proving that a *���     '    -    " ���  num could keep himself in decent health  on the Coast if he went the right way  about it Then, too, he had dewy, mea��  dow-sweet notions about the irrepressible nntive, racial equality, and good,  kindly foolery of that sort,  rider who held the lelns of the bridle.  Dublic or nrivVt�� -,.,*���...,*"��� ~"T V"" meaning and asserting that the plaln-  pubiic or private enterprises, to whom j till was by nature and hublt degraded  so trust our hand, our heart, our pro- to the level of a four-footed beast, and  p'crty, to know what to believe where that he was w,tnout Independence of  there is conflict or doubt. But there ia ^facter and wholly subject to tho  "������"������   *>ui tnerc is   W[u or others to the same ��-�����"�������� ���*���><  power tliat can decide in  all  these   any four-footed    beast    sauu uu    una  ��� j��u.i6 u������, ui>uu ucni|i an om unai   i,������<.��.���j ni������t- ;., ������:;-;���   ���,i ,r���,7���   *   -i -������a��� r      ���,.   .���,����,;  Bases.     The   impulse   that   so   often   bridled would be.   He also claims thit     hand, an old oil-river man, �� rather con,,   fng "mnSov^,   te^eq     ��SS wSS  y��Ur b,anketS or ^d60 ^e���.'   * I  guides in the common affairs of life is   S?J^ee��.i!��^ &��, 3Appose    And it's on^baS a ^j"   make   th���   soft.   White  and  eaoncomBer at neaxt._ iiowever, wuliin   moofcj, ^^ ^ g^,, jnto p^er.    His  "t'dcy.  go  to Twaino's funeral.     He was the  whitest native I ever met."  So once more the hammocks moved on,  this time towards the Ju-Ju houses,  which are situated on a littlo hill-top  half a mile outside the village.  "Poor old Twaino!" said Braun as tho  lather killed himself  -aitU a   barrel   ot  numbing am fiom Marluwc and Green's  factory.    Th?  old  man   wasn't u*od' to  gin.    He'd  beer   drinking   nothing   bu,bf  lleidbiok and ilonople  for years.    Used1  to have two big ease-, every moufh',froini  us.    But Twiino���by gad!^    I'm  sorryi  Twaino's,gone.   Ho was uln*' finest specimen of a savage I've, evei seen.    Never  been in a mission-school hi his life, nndl   1  straight as a die.   Jle'd-'only two wives '  ���two sisters they -\\cie, and daughters '  of a Benin chief.   That was policy.   He's  been making hot love to Keyreela/ these^  six months, and thoy were to have been ,"  mainediin a week  or  two.   T forgot,  though, you never met Neyieela.    She, <���  was born in' Accra.   You-haven't seen,  that sort of native yet,' or you wouldn't,1^  be so coeksuie of not wanting'a house-,'"  keeper. Old Dr. Jessop hi ought her down' "���  here as a child from Accra three yeara  ago, sick of a fever^  Her father w��b a v  big chief, and killed in the'Kareula rrcts.  Her mother was a queen, and died be-; .  fore.   Old Jessop bio ugh t her up like a,' i <  la    Hullo!    Here we are.   Jumping^ l-  Jerusalem!    What a turnout!" ' ' '    A  The two white men in their hammocks , i  had rounded* the densely wooded crcsc'-"  of the little hill outside the town, and  had reached the edge of the wide, open/ .  stretch on, which stood the two WarriK  Ju-Ju houses, and the various sacred adjuncts���the Ju Ju tixjx. where c��cutiona.  took place, the burial ground, the'tab    ,  tooing-tables, etc.       ���     i      \ ������,  As they mounted the ,hill the English" , ^  men had heard the confused hubbub o4  many voices raised in chante of monrnr ���'' 1  ing, the blaring of horns, and the beating vr.  of drums. Now these combined' sound!j- -'  burst upon the new arrivals with a roa( ,*  whioh made the ha<^ air vibrate.1-Th�� ,./V  , very earth under the'ihammock-bearers1 1 i',  feet seemed to tiemble.' AlPWarri wa<�� /  assembled on the slope of the little hiH -���' >  And savage lungs aie powerful,-if not1' '*;  remarkable for t'he pioduction of melody) ' .��  Twaino had been the most popular youns ���>  chief in, the rivers. Thciefore, special., ",J  tributes had 'to be offeied up to Ju-Ju \ ,.,  on1 the occasion of Twaino's going "foh .,;  'evin."_ ' * . '     -'..������"-  Round about, on different parts of-the v  hill-slope, no less' than 'twelve gre&ti ������ ,\'  fires of sacred wood were burning, and,^ -y  sending up into the dancing hcat-wavea. \  of the air solid columns of white,*-thickly1, ��� t ,j  scented smoke. Bound oaeh fire sat a,ring </ ^  of women mourneis, healing drums, howh '.J  ing and lowering then 'tattooed fore- " <���;  ' heads to the dust." In tho center of th�� , ;  scmiciicle foi mod by the twelve fires,, - ;  and right ijefoic the chief Ju-Ju house^ > f-  a greoit shallow pit bad been dug, tho-- -  mouth of which mcasniod at lr>ast twen-i*v'J  ty feet eithei way. This was* the grave ,<!'m  of Twaino, Mawa Sin's successor, and a' ' '-,  'magnificent young barbarian      ' / '.^  The Englishmen, lia\ ing left their ham{ ' '<*  mocks, edged up as close^as ,possible to"\,, '"-  the young chiefs gi'avo, all the savage % %  assemblage being, too fully occupied with v>,y  the business in hand to,notice, or inter--' vi  fere with the men from the beach and/  thes woild, bej ond. ' ,    -  Allelic Ju-Ju men of Warri, and oth-���,  ers  from outlying    vilbges,    robed  in  priestly white and full  of "priestly idig-,  nity, were giouped about llio mouth>of  tlie grave.   All vvcic chanting the most  dismal  kind'of "dirge,  and  under  their1  feet the caith ran blood     fn tlie center  of the grave lay dea.d Twaino/'splendid '  in the richest of his finely, robed in fin-  'est' country   cloth   and   half-eoveicd  in a  coral and beaten gold ornaments.    One,,  dead hand claspedshn sword���a Buun-  '  anagem product���the other    his    chief's  stall'.     Round   about   the   bodv*  weie  scattered'  pipes,   bottles   of   wine,    tobacco,     spirits,    w capons,     food      and ^  personal   belongings   of   eveiy   descrip-'  tion.       High      up     overhead     can ion,  "birds    were    wheeling     and     making;  shrill cries.   Foi in tiic grave were the.  bodies of scoies of kids, goats, fo\vls. and.  other animals whose  tin oafs had  bccn\  slit  by  the ^ Ju-Ju  mon.    A Wo,   one  oE-  Twaino's wivca lay beside her loid, aiub,  George Butler no'ticed   with  a  shudder  that blood was (lowing fiom the woman's,,,  throat>and staining her spotless robes.  The buiial ceremonies wcic almost over _  when  the  Englishmen' aimed,   and'al-t,',  ready   eailh.and     leaves     w��jro   being-  thrown  into   the grave  by  a, score,"of'  naked  slaves     Suddenly   tluip   came  av  lull in the deafening, wailing noises, and' '  the Englishmen saw   a gul, tall, slight,   .  and graceful as a panther, dart'through  tlip  thiong of whiteJiobed  priests and    '  leap from its edge into the center of tie  giave. '  "By God!    it's    Ncyreela!"    shouted  Braun.    And, Butlei   beside him, Digby  Farn's agent elbowed thiougu the crowd' ' '  to the grave's brink.  A shrill, angiy shout rose from tihe- ��  knot of chiefs' wives and daughters as--',  sembled at one end of the ginve. These  women hated Neyieela for various reasons. She was "beautiful bejond .the  dreams of Warri River women; also, she  had been brought up pinctieally in tho  house of the white medicine man, and���  she was Ncyreela. For months slie had  been a very queen to theii chief Twaino,  whom any woman on the Warri Riven  would have married at a nod.  The Ju-Ju men called for silence, b'afc  the anger of tilie womenfolk was persistent and its expression shrill.  "Ife all right," murmured Braun,.  clutching his assistant's arm���Butler was  on the point of springing after the girl.  (Continued on page 6.)  y  -M  3  i!  all  these    any four-footed    beast    saddled    and  j Tomg'^tror.^urSfng ^dLJS   wT^WnL8 l��3?n^JJ^^     SunW    SoaP     Will   not   injure  liV�� th. u;~u��� :       1      1 etate of a personal human being to h  JiXe the higher irapuis* that comes di-   mora beast ot burden."  SB -5Vi���ifcilA'* J?�� '�����/*��'i����'^^,��J-Jt.IlitiAJ>A't^UWJuC;iicCflJiJhfilBWJrfS' JOAUta Ad.i*.  .uaJ^vutiLU*,(^.�� '  u w.*ju��-"*jM����a.rtiitBa"  -slrtWaa< &+.JfJiVW &*�� W��.MU*-V.r s ��  I ,jW  V  ATLIN     B.  C.    S-XTl'RDAY,    JUIW,     -S    1903.  1 *,  I''  I"1.  IS''  r     <g  J4  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Clim-eli  or Liuirlnud:  St .Martin's Clmi-fli, cor. Third and Triiin-  or-.lreotv Smiilivy services, Jintinsnt 11 .��.  m., livcMisoiis 7:'.i0 p. in. CVloinatioii or Holy  Communion, 1st Suuduj m oncli month and  on Special occasion-,. Sniielny School, Sunday ut 8 p. in. Coniinilleo Jloetinjts, 1st  Tliursilio in ouch month.  ' Kcv. I>\ L. Sti'pl'csoii, Rector.  St. Aiiiliow's l��resb.vtonuii Church hold  (,01-vicos In tho Church on Second Street.  Moriiins,' sorviei- ut 11 cvpiiins,'' spi vice 7:110  Suiul.u School at the close oi the moriiinu  bervicu. Kov. IJ.'riirluiiRtciu,.Minister. I'Veo  Kcaiiiiis ItoonS, to \\ nich nil are u oleoma.  Jusl arrived: -A large cuiisign-  inenl of first class Groceries. If  you'want an ou I fit try Stables and  -Luinsden.  JMr. E. H. Goodfcllcw, late of  the Dominion Telcgiaph Service,  left foi Vancouver Wednesday last.  Mr. Taylor, who succeeds Mr.  Goodfcllo'w ailived this week.     ���  Bicycles for rent���bicycle repaying���Pillman & Co.  ���> ,,  %  Large shipment of Alarm, Man-.  tle���Kilcheivand Office Clocks just  arrived at Jules jEggert's.' .,  Just received a   new  line of dry  goods and,groceries atPillrnan's.  ' Rev.   Mr.   Turkington will  arrive  today,   and, services   will  be  held as usual in Atlin and Discovery.  McDonald's   Grocery     makes a  specialty of fresh eggs   and butter.  A new'editorial   loom  is-being  added  to   Hie    already , extensive  premises of ' 'this claim" .  Fresh fruit and vegetables at  N. C. Wheeling & Co's. ,  Fishing ' Tackle of 'all kinds at  C. R. Bourne's.  W G. Paxton, Notary Public,  intends being in Discovery every  evening. ��� Office ax Palmer's, opposite Nugget Hall.  The Executive of the Liberal  Associeliou held a meeting at  Discovery  last   night  ; If you   want 'good  table   muter  call at the ikon stokic.  W. J. Goepel, Inspector ot Offices  for British Columbia arrived here  last Wednesday; lie is busy' auditing the Government accounts.  - Laige assortment of all kinds  of Boots a::d Shoes just arrived at  N. C.'Wheeling &Co.'s    '  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward, left  this week for a hunting trip in the  mountains.  Fire 'practice . every Monday  evening at 8 30,p. m. Come and  help.  ���FOR SALE���Large Marquee  Tent'and poles at  ''Claim' Office."  ��  NOTICE.  KfOTlOli' is licioliyftivcn tliiitHO dnjsnlter  ditto wo intend to npply to tho Chief  Coniiuib&luiior ol l.iunls nud Worlts tor u il  ieiii-s loitno ortiie'lollowiiiK described land,  ioi reservoir purposes, <;ltimled at tho lieail  of Uldormln Crude, In tlieAtlin District-  Commencing ut 11 po.stiimrlced North-east  corner, thence South .easterly 1o post No, 2;  thenco south Westerly, across lililorado  Creek to Post No. II; thoncoNorth Westerly to post No. 1; thenco North liasterly  to point ol commencement, contiiiniiiir by  actual snrvej 12.12 acres. .' , -.  Dated ,tt Ai lin.U.C, this 7tli day of July 19011.  Tho Atlin Mininjr Co. Limited.  Stables and  Lttmsden   having taken-  over the" business of Messrs.   T.   St.   Clair.  <. . ^  > ���  BlackettS Co.,' are prepared, to furnish the  Camp'with the best line of-Groceries at the  lowest  prices. By  strict   attention   to  business we hope'to merit a share of your  patronage.' '   ��� ,  STABLES' S�� LUMSDEN..  DO NOT FORGET YOUR  DUTY. REGISTER YOUR  VOTE AT ONCE.' ' '  george a., mm & co.  ����� v I  Clothing,  Diy ��� Goods,   Groceries, < Boots,  ���, Shoes, Miners'*Hardware, Drugs, Etc'.'  Furs bought at highest Market Prices  ATLIN BOOM.  * Having decided to retire from  business, the undersigned offers  for sale his business establishments  at Atlin and Discovery, consisting  of Store, Dwelling Out-bousis. and  Stock of General Merchandise, together with Good-will of Business.  This is a rare chance to procure  details of |a Good Business in ' " Ti-ik Most  which will be given next week  The special Song service held  at the Presbyterian Church last  Sunday was a great success; Miss  McTirvisit's reading and the songs  by Mrs. J. Stables and Mr. J. D.  Lumsden were very well rendered.  You will find a new line of stationary and confectionary at Pillraan's.  Fresb Lowney"s Chocolates at  C. R. B'ourne's.  Go to Ford's O. K.-Barber Shop  for a balh: 25 cents.  The Kootenay Hotel has quite a  eity-like appearance; the energetic  and popular proprietor has spared'  no expense or effort to make his  guests comfortable. A new chef  has been engaged' and the Dining  Room will be open day and night  and only the best of everything* ,will  be scived.  Bring your cash to Joe Palmer's  store, in 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  ' The A. O. U. W. meet at 8- p. in.  next Wednesday.  Fresh fruits and vegetables received ou every boat at Pillman &  Co's.  Linoleums and Oilcloths just arrived al N. C. Wheeling & Co's.  Prosperous Camp" in B. C  Terms liberal.  M. Foley.  The Rise and Fall-  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  26th inst, are as follows r  July  4'  ��� \      39  \ 68  j  5  ��� -     44  71  j  6  47  74  y  7  44  81  )  S  4.7  S4  t  9  . .     40  76  t  10  4*  55  ��9  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS   The following  Sailings  are  an-  nounced  for   the  month  of June,  leaving Skagway  at 6  pan., or on  arrival of the train  Princess, May  Amur  July 2-t  r  July 27  ��,    3i  Aug.   5  Aug. 10  ...   ' x5  ,,      21  ,,     25  ,,   30  Sept.   4  For  further  information,  apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway, Alaska.  Store to Rent  Ciaim Office.  Apply at ,The  T7T7E   give special attention to Mail and Telegraphic Orders.  AGENTS   FOR , ���  ^Standard Oil Co. -   -   <  Rose of Ellensbury Butter.  " The Cudahy Packing Co.    "^  Chase "& Sanborn's Coffee. . ,  Groceries, Fruit & Vegetables���Crockery,  Wholesale &   Retail.  The Ross-ilsp^eis Co.  . Skagway, .Alaska;-        , -       r.       -  -    THE  'GASH'.MEATiMARkET''*_  JDE    B��?��OKS'   '  First Street,   Atlin.  I KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES.  Wholesale   and Retail  ~j��  <*  .**.  Rossetl    Hotel?  DIXON   BROTHERS,   Proprietors   *4*  ^  Pool   &   Billiards,   Free.  Freighting and Teaming.        ^    ,  Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  LOUIS   SGHULZ,  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butcher   .  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   Ci  A Large Consignment   of:    -  Dry Goods (    Wall Paper >    Carpets  Oilcloth Window Shades - Groceries  Potatoes '   Oranges I,emoiis Fresh Vegetables  All at the Lowest Market Prices,  JLZ40      JL<��  &    CO,  Northern Lumber Go*  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.  HOTEL VANCOUVER.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST   OF   GOODS  Sam.  Johnstone,  Proita  -     I

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