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 ���r,w-  ��  ��r.  VOL.   9.  ATLIN,   B.'C'.,   SATURDAY.    JUNE    20,    1903.  '1  NO. 205.  THE FIRST BOAT.  Makes June��" 13th" a Memorable - Day For Atlin ������A big  ? ' ' ��� '  Passenger List.  Many New Faces Among the 'Hundred People Who "Arrived --- A Sea-  * t,  ��on of Great Activity Anticipated-^���Many Company Managers  Return -t_ A Scow to Handle  Heavy  Machinery Is Being Built  ' ��� 1", -   "  - ' * - *���  '* For Use on Atlin Lake. <.   " '   ' *-  Only1 to those spending a, winter  in this northern country'can the  full realization of what ',' the first  boat" means be clearly understood.  , To the "tenderfoot "or new comer  it simply conveys recollections of a  (a beautiful trip through aii equally  beautifur"c6untry, with the added  '"pleasures of * anticipation " iu  coming to this " land of ,the midnight sun." - 1       v ,h  To us "sourdoughs, ' the vernacular phrase for an old timer, it  .brings us, apart from sentiment,  into .closer touch with the outside  -world, fills bur "depleted granneries  with the good things of life, brings  back familiar as" well as new faces,  and,'withal?is the first real indication that summer is upon us. s. ' '*.;  The opening of navigation for  the previous seasons, we find.were:  1899, June 5th.       *   '-.  1900, June 7th. "  1901, June 8th, and  1902, June and.  while this year, being 1903, it had  to keep the record of the year and  arrive on the 13th. ^ She brought  in about 100 passengers and 106  sacks of mail. She also brought  in a few tons of fresh meat and  other perishables, which somewhat  relieved the famine.  Too much praise cannot be given  to Captain Richardson and the entire -crew   of the Gleaner for the  1  way they surmounted the difficulties of embarkation of Caribou,  owing to the low water, and the  necessity of handling everything by  small boat.  " To facilitate in the handling of  heavy machinery and other such  freight, the White Pass Co. is constructing a large scow fox use on  Atlin lake, and a big load of coast  lumber was brought in for the  purpose. The scow will be ready  for service by the time the Gleaner  is able to handle the heavy freight.  Mr. Henry Maluin, Manager of  the Spcietie Miniere, and wife, arrived from Paris, aud "went at once  to the creek.  O. T. Switzer, Manager of th'e  British-American Dredging Co.,  was another of the prominent arrivals. The preparatory work necessary for the contemplated extensive  operations of his company are now  well -under way. Accompanying  Mr. Switzer'was Mr. A. C. Dennis-  ton, a gentleman from Philadelphia,  who, with him, is associated in >a  prospecting syndicate,-composed-of  Eastern capitalists, ��� and whose in-  teulion it is, to prospect the upper  valley of Pine creek by means of a  Keystone   drill. '    Mr. 7 Deuniston  ��� ' ' '  will personally supervise the construction arrd operation of the drill  as soon as if*is* landed here from  Caribou:      -"  . *'*-     ,   -  * Mr. Wheelock.nvho is associated  with' Mr. McClosky,on Spruce, arrived here on Wednesday with 15  men. He will'get to work at once  on ?his*"'ditch^ for, the, Gladstone  group "on Spruce, beginning at 27  above '-Discover. ' He anticipates  being able,to do all the grading before the end of the-season; but, owing to the scarcity of lumber, he  fears he will be unable to complete  the flume part of the work. He  brought with him supplies necessary to carry on the 'work. Mr.  Wheelock is confident of the future.  We are iir receipt of the new tariff sheets and classification schedule  for 1903 and note the satisfactory  reduction  nearly  all  round,  more  I s  especially upon the staple necessities of life. The through rate  upon Classes A, B and C, for 1902  and 1903, are respectively, $3.45,  $4.15, $5.05, and $3.15, $3.75. aild  $4.50 per 100 lbs, in less than carload lots ; car-load lots and over  were, $3.15.. $3-^5, $4-4��. and  now are $2.87^, $3.25 and $3.85.  The Special Commodity rate, shipments of not less than car-load lots,  is cut down to $3.75-per 100 lbs,  while potatoes, which last year  cost $5.05, this year will cost only  $3-75 per fOQ- in small shipments.  The rate on hay, last year, averaged $70 per ton and oats, $61 per  ton from the Coast, will now average $52.50 and $47.50 per ton.  These figures, as stated, are the  through rate from B. C. and Puget  Sound ports to Atlin, and represent  reductions of from ten to twenty  per cent, with the special advantage  that the small shipper gets an  equal privilege with the large shipper. There are* several other  features in the new schedule which  commend     themselves,     and   for  which * the \V. P. & Y.�� deserve  great credit. ���  In- view of "these general reductions, it'would only ,be expected  that corresponding reductions will  take place ere long'in our living  expenses.   >'   ��� -       . '  ' ' '    *  Mr.   Cameron,    wf.o .will be in  Atlin   shortly-to   superintend  the  construction  aifd ioperatioii"of\the  dredge'for   the-* British-American  �� s I  Dredging Co., in a recent interview  in Vancouver, says,.that the opportunities   in   Atlin * are ' "excellent,  better in fact,1" .than any of those he  -* j, , ,      +   . 1   .   ,      t  has ev.er seen iu California, Oregon,  Idaho or Montana, - Within a  radius of'.ten miles, right in the  center' of the district, there' are  from 25,000 to ,30,000 acres -of  gravel land that can? and profitably,  Mr.. Cameron believes, be worked  by the dredge. Iu natural advantages, "he 'thinks -that Atliri is .unsurpassed. ' There is water power  capable of development to an unlimited extent, providing the cheapest possible means of operation,  ' The dredge and power-plant is  now at?Caribou," awaiting shipment  to Atlin. ' As' soon as the .water  rises'to a sufficient depth1 to -allow  the Gleaner ,to handle 'the heavy  freight it will be brought in.  Lower* Spruce creek, fiom'the  falls, up���as far as 140 below, will  be putr under operation this year,  and it is understood that one of the  largest and most complete hydraulic plants ever brought into the district has been ordered. The capital  is being furnished mostly by Seattle  men. ',The preliminary arrangements will be carried out under the  superintendence of Mr. Haslett, a  mining man of wide experience.  Mr. J. F. Deeks, .Manager of the  work on the Eastern group, on  Pine creek, has a large force of men  at work in the grading and construction of the ditch for use on the  property. .'This work .will occupy  the greater portion of the season.  t  We are glad to welcome Mr* Lip-  scombe, the genial Agent of the  White Pass Co., back to Atlin.  Dixon Bros. & Sehultz will put  a stage on the Atlin-Discovery  route, commencing Monday next.  Nothing is more refreshing these  hot days than a bath. Get one at  Ford's', the O.K. Barber Shop &  Bath House, whose fine enamel  baths are a treat. i>Twenty-five  cents is the charge.  A Public Meeting will be held on  Thursday evening next, at 8.30, at  the Court House, for the purpose of  re-organizing the Atlin Fire Department. There should be a full  attendance.  It isexpectedjthat Judge Henderson will be in Atlin by July 6th to'  hold sittings of the County Court.  The docket, meantime, is a small  one.  HIS REPORT.  The  Gold '   Commissioner's-  ��� I   si ��  Views '  Of The Camp's   Progress  for 1902  and Its Future Prospects '���  .. "GoodvTimes Ahead.  �� .    , ,   * ^ ,      .* ,  The following interesting extract  is taken  from   Gold "Commissioner  l t* , _,  Fraser's Annual'.'Report to the  Mines Department, for 1902,'showing the progress of the Atliirdistrict  for last year : _ ���_  "The; last year's operations are  proving   that' the   best   'pay'"is  > y *. *  found in the^deepest ground .away  from> the; present creek beds altogether, and  on   none of the creeks i  has'the. width of   the  pay,gravel  been- yet determined,   although ' it >  has been proven   to  be at least 600  feet in some places, - ��� .  �� . ,i  ?" There have ?been(no stampedes  this year, no  new discoveries^ and, -  apart    from  .the -' .'Jap'    episode  iii    * March ���   , last,!?   no     ,labor  troubles.    Laborers' were scarce, so  that  all, who  wished could obtain -  steady 'employment -"at good wages.  There was only a small number of  men actually' raining, perhaps ,6oo  to 700 all told,���so that tlie.showing,,  per capita is good.   *    - ���?'  '-'Thecancellation of unrepresent**-*���  ed   leases -was a  wise and proper ���  course,   and will  have  a  salutary  effect. '   * ,  '" Difficulties 'as to water and the  'disposal of'tailings'will continue '  to present themselves, no doubt,  and in , more agravated form as  plants are multiplied and, begin to  crowd each other, but it is difficult  to forestall them ?or to deal with  them until an occasion arises.  Some system of survey is very  necessary so as .to prevent as far as  possible the trouble arising from  duplication of locations on the  same ground.   ?        - l <-        ,  "Systematic prospecting of outlying creeks is ' being carried on  even during' the winter, and jew  discoveries' may be announced at  any time. " ��  "The larger ,area covered by a  placer claim, as- the 'Statute now  provides for, w,ill to some extent  account for the lesser number of  claims recorded."  Have You a Vote.  According to the Collector of  Votes, before the General Election  can be held a new List .of Voters  will have to be made out. Under  the Act, it is provided that sixty  days notice will be allowed for the  preparation of the new lists, and it  therefore behoves all those who are  entitled' to vaote to get their names  on this4ist asv soon as public announcement is made of its intended  preparation.  ,<*'���������"'  77/  s    1  In"  ���in  , ret*  * '**' 9 r  CM*  7 rsAt  ,' -+T'  ������ MM  , '<-'���'}-'  1 j ,t t  '   '-',   " ' "' -*<5-J"'  *    -    I".    \ni  , , ,s -   v,s w W  ,   .. J'*"   "'''ts.Eii  j   '"���    -..1 ,���>-.  ja   ��.;  '.:��,.   "if'  ��� '." It/"* !  1 t '  "��  ,-,*>  ,  '   -       * < Vr  "-      ,.     r     *-'-!���*  ,i'   "ill  *   tv��  *' 'Ak  ' > ��� \  ��� ,���"-�������'  -t rii.  '���-_  ,>.s-  /)  y,  ?l,  . xi"  ��!-' ll        .  .,* ���//  ���*  ':'  ,*'������  i'i fit'  ��WJ�� s,*j-^.*r ��,-,_j_,i-��i_4    tii!,*^. j_- v.h.��.4uii4iA _JMj/A.J..y*.'i. U i -a-i^Jj Af��i���u&.���.-<��� J���*. ���it.jr.u-u.i.  ('j^^A^'ia'^^^ ������-,,���' '������-,v.^7'7.'a>i^  , ' '     "W'v       ,/    ���" '- , ' "     ' '    ' ' > ' "  m  i ^  -��  THE BITTER-SWEET  ,        IN OUR LIVES  David G. "Wylie,   D.D.,  Pastor  . Scotch Presbr tcrian Church,  New York.  ,_  ���* <a  Exodus XT*., 23, 24, 27.  The Marah and Elim incident of  'Scripture is rich in its suggestiveness.  Alter the passage of .the Red Sea, the  'people plunged, -with their flocks and  herds, into the wilderness, with its new  ���nd Bt*anS'e experiences. They pressed forward, 'but at the end of three  days found their supply of water exhausted. Animals and people we're  driven almost mad. They burned vvith  thirst, their eyes became bloodshot,  they panted with fever under the sun  and longed for water. Their condition  was not simply uncomfortable, but positively dangerous.  While in .this sad plight good news  eame    to    them.    The cry was heard,  "Wells    of    water   -ahead"���fountains  . where they might quench their thirst  and cool their fever.    Faster and faster they pressed forward, only to ffn3  disappointment.   For "when they came  s to Marah, they could not drink of the  waters of Marah, for they were bitter."  What does all this mean?   That their  , Journey is a type of ours; that we have  experience* similar to theirs.   Is it not  ft fact that to most of us life is a wilderness, a desert, often a disappointment,   Maralv bitterness?   ',A11    have  Mstrak    experiences,    though  there is  1 more of joy than sorrow in life, more  * ai sunshine than shadow.        <  Most of life is, to most men made  'lip of much disappointment. Men  crave happiness, and expect it here  and seek it through some earthly, some  temporal means���wealtj-r, or power, or  fame, or a peaceful domestic life or social success, or literary eminence���and  no sooner do they obtain their desire  find hold it in their grasp than they  find its savor gone, its taste bitter, that  they do not care to drink.  Under such circumstances we feel that^  God is unkind, and we complain against  him. Has He no plan in all this for  M ? Yes, the hard experiences of life  ,ire God's discipline, by which He  tests 'us and purges out the dross, that  -the pure*geld maj appear We do not  know what impatience, rebcllron, srn  JBrk in our heart until we pass through  God's fiery tests! ,  " The incident we are considering 'exhibits to us the fa-t that in times of  trial and disappointment God's people  ��ct in different ways  We see how the people murmured  "What shall we drink?" They complained against their best friend,  Mosea. 'They acted as if they thought  him God. Had he not acted unselfishly ? Did he not, for their sakes, step  down from a place of eminence and  power ? It .was for them, that they  might become fiee men and free women, that he became an outcast and sojourned1 forty years in the solitudes of  the desert, keeping sheep instead of  , ruling men.  At Marah the people made Moses  their scapegoat; they threw all the  blame of their misfoi tunes upon hun.  In so doing they revealed a base trait  In human character, men's willingness  \p blame others for their misfortunes  ���Instead of calmly and patiently assuming the responsibility themselves., lire  poople murmured against Moses in-  itead of counting tlicir experiences as  a valuable part of tlreir wrlderrrcss discipline. l  Witlr Moses it was different. Though  under a fearful strain and in danger, he  was patient and prayed lo God. He drd  not rebuke the people, but sympathized  with them in their distress. Pie sought  God's guidance and found it; for in answer'to his lervent piaycr God healed  the bitter waters. The prayer of Moses  brought sweetness out of bitterness,  joy out of sorrow and light out of dark-  ���b -. -.. rlsl�� ..     /"* nil*.   .ni<   ,*w>,        /vf    1 I frt     i l-iir   lire  nvca uc me c��d at their dexti.i&ii-jH  aud ���oteraclCaaaan.  So it is with tu. Now we are on our  hard and dangerous journey. There  are oc-Mmies oh every side. Often we  are discouraged. We fairt tinder our  heavy loads. We murmur against the  providence o-f God.  This is not what God desires us> to  &o. We arc t�� learn patience, to trust  God, to go forward tinder the guidance of the great leader, Jesus Christ,  until at last the end of the journey will  come and we shall enter ^our heavenly  Canaan ant! be forever with our God.  ness. The Gctlrsein.mcs of life always  turn out to the Christian's advantage.  Agonizing p.-nycr that brings drops of  blood is generally answcied When all  tlse fails, God accomplishes many  things by the prayeis of His people.  Learn to pray. VValk in the footsteps  Df the great and good of the ages.  We have an instance of God's gracious kindness to His people. He led  them out of their trials, They did not  Itop and perish at Marah, ,but went on  to Elim, with its palm groves and wells  ���f water.  in life Elim often follows Marah.  God opens up for us a broad way out  of our difficulties. There are, in the  providence of God, many sweet resting  places after our times of bitterness.  We are wise when wc learn in life to  take the bitter with the sweet 1  God led his people out of bondage  jand gave them liberty. In their darkest  and most discouraging hours God never forsook them. They had the ore-  Gg-nct* o( Moses as friend and guide.  $"fysy went through many hard and  ���"^JWjJ .experiences, but nt last they ar��  Johnny (aged eight)���When I was  two years old and my big brother was  six, was he three times as old as I ?  Teacher��� Yes.  Johnny-^-And when I was four and  he was eight, was he twice as old as  I?  Teacher���Certainly.  Johnny���Ancl now I'm eight and he's  twelve, is he only once and a�� half as  old as I am ?  Teacher���Yes.     Why ?  Johnny���Well, how long will it take  me to catch up to him ?���New York  Times.  Percy���Miss Sweetly, do you think yon  ���mild bo happy with a man like mo 1  VUm flweetly���Woli, perhaps���if ho  wasn't too much Bike yon i���<p��mlo Cuts.)  '���   Curious' Bits of News.    --  Breeding- dogs for export to China,  where they are used for food by mandarins and, wealthy families, is the  business of R. H. Patrick, Midway,  Caroline Islands. The "dog: packer,"  as he Is known In the Pacific Islands, l��  in this country to purchase a kennel of  St. 'Bernard dog's. He ships one hundred a month, consigned to Arrroy, The  animals bring $2 to $5 each.    '  The most recent triumph of .the  French postal administration 13 an ingenious little machine which not only  automatically weijrhs letters and samples, but records on an Indicator at the  side the amount required for stamps.  When the article deposited on the balance exceeds the regulation weight, the  indicator promptly hoists the sign,  "Too heavy."       < '  W. s. Coburn, a prospector of Alpine,  Colo.,'is in bad luck and wants to sell  his body to raise another grubstake to  get on his feet. He has exhausted his  credit,* and those' vvho backed him  threaten to levy on his claims to protect themselves. In this extremity, Co-  ���burn has Inserted an advertisement in  the papers. After citing his condition,  the advertisement says: "If ,1 have the  right lo sell my body when* it becomes  a corpse, I am on the market for anybody desiring such investment. If you  know of a* market "for such dealings,  and you can make sale of my coi pse, I  will pay a fair commission. My body  would make a good skeleton." ,  The -Paris correspondent of the  "I"ancel" relates that a specialist in  mental diseases was recently consulted  by a man of distinguished appearance,  giving an aristocratic name, who  sought "treatment for a daughter suffering from kleptomania. Suggestive  therapeutics was instituted, and little  attention was paid, to the propensity  for misappropiiation exhibited'by the  patient, particularly as the abstracted  articles were returned the day after  their removal. Finally the physician  missed a jewel box of value, but this  was not brought-back, and, on investigation, it was found that the addiess  given was false, and that the pretended  patient and her father weie crafty  rogues.' - r *  "Shooting the hat',' is a recognized  festal occasion in New^Orleans, the hat  shot being the strkw, and the time being the date when, in the general opinion, summer has ended. This year an  early Sunday in October was chosen as  the date beyond which stiaw hats must  no longer be worn, ample notice was  given In the papers, and any straw hats  worn anywhere*in the city on that day,  were even more liable to destruction  than Is tabooed headtvear on the stock  exchange. Resistance is seldom made  to the despoilers, and when It is, the  police act leniently. At two or more  chosen places "in the city the hat is actually shot. Boys gather the old straws  Into a great pile, which is blown to  pieces by the explosion of bombs. At  this year's celebration, two persons  were injured by the bombs.   -  The official announcement by, the  United States Steel'Corporation that Its  net earnings in the last six months exceeded $54,000,000 gives some idea of the  magnitude of this unparalleled aggregation of capital, but the extent of its  operations will be better grasped with  the help of comparison. The total net  earnings.of the 3.871 national banks in  the twelve months of. 1900, according to  the Controller of the Currency, weie  $69,981,810. -In twelve months, If its  ecrnings do not diminish, the steel corporation will have earned $40,000,000  more than-all the national banks.- It  will have earned, in fact, according to  the "Financier's" calculation, as much  as all the banks of every kind in the  United States, their total number being  about 14,000.  A Puzzling-  Ghost Story.  A DARKTQWN STAR.  I  N his autobiographical volume, A  Sailor's Log, Rear-Admii al Robley  D. Evans, U.S.N., relates a very  curious ghost experience which occurred while he was cruising in  ths Mediterranean: ,  "At 'about   midnight,   when   over   a  hundred   miles ' from   land   and ,while!  everything'was  perfectly quiet about  the  deck,  the  sound of  a  tolling  bell  iras distinctly heard. It could be plainly heard by the officer of the deck as  well as the men, and it continued for  several minutes. To the ciew it sounded  like a funeral bell, -and  they decided  that someone was going to die.'  "With  much  dlfHculty  the men  were, finally  'sent to their hammocks and ordered to  keep  silence.    The  next morning  the  story was all'over the ship, from the  forecastle to the officers' messes. "When  night came again many had forgotten  the  incident,   but  al about  the  same  hour the tolling of tire bell was again  distinctly heard,  and the whole  crew  gathered, on deck  to listen  In superstitious silence. The officers were mucn  puzzled,  and many  theoiies were-advanced to account for the strange and  unusual noise.   The third night found  thd captain and all hands, 'ofilcers and  men, on <lt*ck, determined if possible to  find a sclution of the mystery.   At the  proper, lime ' the   sound   of * the   bell  came clear and distinct, tolling as if for  a funeral.   The captain and several, of  the officers then began a careful investigation, which soon cleared the matter  up. ' The galley of the'ship, where the  cooking was done, wasjunder the topgallant  forecastle,'about' twenty  feet  from the ship's bell.   The fires in the  ga'lley were put out at nine o'clock, and  'It was found that at a certain point In  the process of cooling' the contracting  'of the metal in .the galley made it give  out a cracking  noise which accorded  with   certain , tones   In' the   bell    and  caused (it to ring.,   The very puzzling  ghost story was solved? and the men  went to thelr.hammocks.'inany of them  still shaking their heads and predicting that there was trouble in store for  somebody."     '        * '''  A Lesson in Composition.  ****************  "Children," said the teacher, while  Instructing the class in composition,  "you should not attempt any flights  of fancy, but simply be yourselves, and  "write what is in you. 'Do not",imitate  any other person's writings or draw inspiration from outside sources."  As a result of this adyice Johnny  "Wise turned in the following composition:  "We should not attempt any flites  of fancy, but rite what is in us. In  me thare is'my stummick, lungs, hart,  liver, two apples, one piece of pie, one  stick lemon oandy, and my dinner."���  Baltimore "American.". ' *'  She Seeswa to Blue Uvfure the fteaorder M  tk�� Iii.st Plelade  '  ,*Mandy Matthews ' Is a Drrrktown  ���star,*" stated th* officer when a Crooked  Alley* belle's name was called.  "Where is Mandy?" asked the re-,  corder. ,������ ''    ���*'  ' The court bailiff and clerk made a  ���search, lout Mandy was' not found.        \  Th-a turnkey was appealed to, and ho  ���stated that he had sent up all the prisoners. >  ,    The bailiff then made a sensational  9iscovery.    Mandy was  in   the , male  waiting room, attired in male clothss.  "I understood you to say," remarked  the recorder to the policeman,  "that  .Mandy was a star in Darktown.   She  seems  t��  pose  up  here  as, the  lost  Plelade."  "I hain't no star.nur sun nur moon,  needer," said Mandy. "I'se'jest nut-in'  but ole Mandy Matthews, an' dero  hain't no use ter be callin' me outer  ray name, needer."  The officer swore that Maady had got  drunk on corn liquor, ana 'when tho  'people in Crooked Alley objected to her  cursing sho began a batlbi with rock.1  Hold munitions of war.  "What does the star say about ths  charges?" tho recorder asked the woman.  "I sea dat hit am er hull lot of fabor-  iashun," replied Mandy, with great Indignation, lending vehemence to her.  speech. "Hit's all de work of er lyin''  generashun of vipers."    i ,   *' '  "Tell me, Mandy," urged the recorder, "why you are dressed in male attire?"    ,    , .  "I wus er practlcln' for de Darktown  drematick club,"-was the reply, "and  had on myi-rigs and togs fer de play  when de perlloe ciimmed.",  "I'm going to fine you $10.75 for  wearing those clothes on the streets,"  announced Recorder Broyles. "When  a woman passes oft,for'a male in At-/  lanta she will certainly get stamped aa'  a crook or fraud. I tell you this much,  eo that, you may be better posted in tha  future.���Atlanta Constitution.  Curious Bits of News.  'A celebrated English physician asserts that the increased height and'  weight of English and Americans In  the last half century are chiefly due to'  tho increased consumption of sugar.  He cites, in confirmation of this opinion, the fine health of the date-eating  Arabs and, the sugar-cane-eating negroes.  At the recent banqrlet at Bonn In  honor of the German Crown Pi-ince, at  which the Kaiser was present, an unpleasant incident arose. The guests  thought that the beer-mugs were keep-  saikes and carried off six hundred and  fifty of them. The "Borussia" corps,  which acted as host, instead of settling  for the mugs, has asked the guests  who carried them away either to return them or to send thirty'cents each  to the proprietor of the restaurant  where the banquet was held.  Anecdotal.  A_ tourist in a remote part of Ireland,  having stayed the night at a wayside inn  not usually fiequented by visitors, informed the landlord in the morning that  his boots, which had been placed outside  his room door, had not been touched. "Ah,  Bhure," said theft landlord, "and you  moiglifc put yoirr watch and chain outside  your room door in this house, and they  wouldn't be -touched."  'Where tha Golf linUs go.  ��� ���"Slimson,"-said the young man who  delighted in golf, "was heart-broken  when he lost the sixth golf ball the  other day, when we were playing up in  Dutchess county. He is a seriou3  minded individual, and when he saw  the last hard, rubber sphere go into 'tho  drink' he sat down on a bunker and  looked at me very solemnly and deliberately. ' ' i  , " 'This is inexcusable,' said he, 'when  & man loses golf balls in such a way aa  this he either ought,to find them or  give up the game for good. It shows  very weak character.'     t  "That last ball had gone into a pond,  end there seemed to be something so  ridiculous about the idea >of  a man.  searching a place like that,for a ball'  that all of'us, the doctor, the student  and I, began to laugh.  "The pond was near the end of tha  links, and it was a slimy bit of water.  It was just about wide enough to get  a ball over it. There might have been  no trouble provided that were dry land^  for that distance, but the shine of the  water always made you pause and wink*  and think, and as a result the ball generally made a gentle little splash, and,  you stood on the bank expressing your  feelings "as beet you could.  "The caddies grinned 'behind their  Hands as Slimson slowly took oft hia ���  THE GREAT  SOUTH  AMERICAN  NERVINE  ���VflLLFIRST FEED  Her ShattebbdNerves; thenstrenjrtli-  enecl by it they will put every vital  orgun to work vigorously, Tho Hver  will do Its share,' the heart -will have  blood to pump, the nerves will be quiot.  The woman will be beautiful mgala.  Mrs).-"James -Edeiv"post-Mistress   of  Edge Hill. Ont., wHtes :  "I have had indigestion and dyspepsia  ^or nearly ten yours.   At times I could  eat nothinK.   After taking txvo bottle*  of South American Nervine'I was en- '  tircly well and am in perfect health."  The Oreat South Abmi-Icii Kldacj* Care dm.  solves and washes out waste mutter at  I 'once'from kidneys and bladder, and'  1 7 simultaneously begins the building up  of now tissues.   Rollef in six hours,   rw  , iVan, U. \��t It Done.'    ' 1  * 'An intelligent looking boy walked  into a grocer's shop tho other day, and*  reading from a paper said:   .  7>.VI want six pounds of sugar at'2-'4'Ll-  epound. ,       ,f  "Yes," said the shopman, "that wiH"  be one and three halfpence." *  ,       .  ''Eleven pounds" of rice at l%d. ��.  pound."       ���'    * ":  "One    and   fourpence , halfpenny,"  commented the grocer.  L "Four pounds of _ tea at lc fid.   c  pound."  , - ' ��� . .  "Six and eight."  And so he continued: "Five pounds  of coffee at Is. lOd.; seven tins of mills.  at 5%d.;,four tins of tomatoes'at 6-V4d.;|  eight tins or sardines at Is. lM>d."  The i-'noprcan'made out the bill and)-  handed it to the lad, saying: "Did yout  mother send the money or does she-  .want them entered?"  "My mother didn't send me at all,'*'  ��aid the boy, seizing hold of the bii*'  "It'p my arithmetic'lesson, and I .hat}-'  to get it done "somehow." ,  *>> -r~ A Suitable Applicant.  Some people want something tor  nothing, an exchange, tabt is by'no-  moans equitable. * The following story.-  is told of a recent advertiser, whoeu-  like is to be encounteredv frequently..'  The_.announcement ran: .   *.  "A lady, in delicate halch, wishes to-  meet wit ha useful -.companion. Sh&  must be domesticated, musical, early-  riser, amiable, of good appearance,  and have some experienc of nursing*  Total abstainer preferred. Comfort*  able home.   No salary."  Shortly    afterward this    estimable-  give-me-everything-for-nothing     ladj)  variegated stockings and rolled up hia j received a parcel bearing the famlliaa-  rgrZ^JVF*^ *e0^J��B1^    -inscription:      '.'This   side   up,   wlt*  Humor of the Hour.  r*   If It Is true that bassos are bow-Icgx-  ged and tenors knock-kneed, as certain  New York letter writers contend,  should we not expect to find a falsetto  voice accompanied by a false   set   of  legs ?  ,      ��  First Caddie���I've got a snap.  Second Caddie--Wliat doin'?  First Caddie���Chapcronln'. De old  man give me $i to tell him every time  de dude kissed his daughter, an' de  dude give me $i not to tell.���Giicago  News.  ���      t.      ���  Shakespeare made a mistake. What  Antony really said was, "The peoplu  that men do get after them."���Princeton Tiger.  When Mistress Dolly seeks the play  Her shoulders show her sealskin;  But when she sits within the box,  She then displays her real skin.  ��  Mr. Maginnis (reading newspaper)���*  A man fell siventcen stories down an  elevathor shaft  Mrs. Maginnis���Poor crayther. Aa*  did it hurt him mooch?  Mr: Maginnis���Faith   it did, but h��  didn't fale it,���Kansas City Journal.  ��.  Mrs. Gotrox���Are you really goinp  to move ? # I thought you were well  satisfied with your house?  Mrs. Purseproud���So I am. But it  is the only way to show the neighbors  nil my oe-er furniture.���Mew York Sao.  The edge of the pool was lined with  black slime, and as Slimson went iu  he nearly fell into the pond. Ho  caught himself Just in time, and started at the exploration again. He had  a sapling In one hand, and he looked  for all the world like an Indian wading a stream to hide his trail.  "He stepped on a tin can and rolled  and pitched like an Atlantic liner in  heavy seas. The water was above his  knees. He stooped down and plunged  his arm down to the shoulder. Tha  Bleeve of his resplendent shirt had been  Insecurely rolled. It slipped from its  moorings and was,dyed by the blackened water. He lifted up his clinched  fist and brought up what looked like a  bit of coal. He washed the black  thing about in the water a little, and  there, sure enough, was a golf ball.  " 'Well,' said I, 'I hope that you are  satisfied. Do you think that it paid  for all the trouble?'  "He did not say a word. He went  groping- around the bottom of that  pond and brought up another ball. Ha  kept right at it, and when he was  through he had rescued thirty-sevea  balls.  " 'Yes,' said he, 'I think it was worth  while.'"  f"-   ��� ���  A man was taken on as a laborer  in one of the large shipbuilding yards  on the Clyde. The first job he had to  do was to carry some rather heavy  planks. He had been about an hour  carrying them, when he went up to  the foreman and said:���  "Did Ah tell you ma name whin Aft  started?"  "Aye," said the foreman, "You said  it was Tarn son."  "Oh, that's a' richt," replied the man,  looking over at the pile of planks he  had yet to carry. "Ah wis wunnerin'  it you thocht Ah said it wis Samson."  ���Tit-Bits.  care."  ���S"is~.  It contained a   meek-looldnft  A Great Improvement  "How they have shortened the steam*  ship time between New York: and Ijon-  don!" "Haven't they? I lose onlylnm-  dreda at poker now where it used to  cost me thousands,"���"Judge."  It was at a fashionable boardjiuj-  house and they had calves' brains for  lunch. She spoke to the gentleman*  next to her. "And do you Ukt ealves"  brainB, Mr. Domo?" "I always try ���"-��  feel content with what I have, madam."  There Is a time to laugh, even Sn a  fashionable boa*'dinjr-houa<t.'7-,'Wav��Er-  lejr Magaalne."  "Well, my dear," said tlie economical young husband, joyously, "I have  cut off another item of expense. We  can lay by 30 cents more each day."  "You dear, good boy How havs-  you done it?"        '  . "Why, instead of going to lunch !  just walk up and down the thronged  street for half an hour."  "Well?" ' ���''l^'R'WJll"  "Well, by that time the street sweepers have filled me so full of dust thaS'  a  glass   of water is  all    I    want-"���  Brooklyn Eagle.  "'Ha. hai" laughed the   first   street  railway    magnate,    vvho    was    going}  through his mail.    "Here's    a   funnjr"-  letter."  "What is it?" asked the secoadl"  street railway magnate. '  "Oh, tire usual bunch of complaint*  about the "service," explained the first  sneaker, but it is signed 'A Patron oi'  Twenty  Years'   Standing.' "���Judge.  ��  Three-year-old Jack had pulled *���  large bunch of nasturtiums in _ his  grandmother's yard, although strictly*  forbidden to touch the flowers.  A court-martial was held, with-  grandma as" judge advocate.  "Jack," she said, "who pulled grandma's flowers?"  With a sad countenance the bea��ti-  ful little fellow replied: , "Kathleea"'  (his elder sister).  Then the grandfather, a rather stern  old gentleman, and a great stickler for  truth, spoke up:  , "Jack, be a man, -md say 'I did it.' "'  With a beaming expression of relief  Jack cried out, "Oh, yes, grandpa did  it.*"*-fudge.  More than half the battle 5a  cleaning greasy dishes is in ttsa  soap you use. If it's Sunlight S-mp  it's tha best* ��a   j  '��� 'I  m  sVtl|  ���ri'i  i  I'll  m  fi '*        V.  *t    .  fpuinauuHxai  To-Set Her Free  By Florence' Warden  Author of "The House in' the Marsh," "AiPrince of Darkness,"  i    > ' ^       et&, etc.       ,    v  i$e*bQ>bo>b&>    ��c$��&$��o$��  SVll-s. Wlnarlcs looked rather 'alarmed,  'and mumbled an apologjr. . ' <  "I only mean," she explained more  civilly, "that it's hai d foi her lo be very  poor, wihen Sir Astlcy is very rich "  i "She 'has brought her position upon  ���herself," said Norma Then, conscious  that she, too, was not blamolcss in hei  relations towards tho chivalrous Astlcy,  who added (hastily "Nobody is lei's like  ly to bo ungenerous than ,Sir Astlcy, 01  .    -Indeed I may say than I."  ���"I'm sure of it," said Mis. Wharles  '���earnestly and more genially. "And .I'm  loure I shall do nry best to persuade the  'poor, dear, silly girl to remember that  ���all this is her own fault, and that she  " -must consider both you and Sir Astlcy  in every way she oaii. Poor child! She  rased to be very impetuous, but I dare  ���ay she's toned down now!"  Norma looked  at   the  doctor's  wife  ���ttsiihaously, and wondered whether she  had really .been ignorant that, her sister's  .  ' death was only a~ pretense.,  "She'speaks of coming -here," said Norma, glancing at the doctor's letter to hia  - wife, which she still held in her hand.  "Surely you oanuuse your influence to  -prevent thatl If she were to force herself into Sir Astley's presence < without  notice, without warning, it might kill  Aim, I really believe."  "I'll do my very best to persuade her  ' to be cautious," said Mrs. Wharles, "and  not to -do anything hastily.   But, poor  'thing I   I dare say her heart will get tho  better of her head when once she finds  herself near hiin again!"  "We must hope not," said Norma rather drily, as she lose, as an intimation  'that the interview was at an end. ,  She felt that thcie was nothing to be  .gained by reasoning with  this woman,  ���vvho was Actuated, she felt sure, by self  interest only, and who would cany out  ,   .her intentions, whatever tliey might be,  ��� without regard to anybody's feelings but  her own. v ,.  So she gave the doctor's wife not a  -shake of the hand, hut a little cold bow,  -as the latter took her. leave. '    ,  .When  she got upstairs again Norma  found Astlcy, who was better than he  ' had been _on the prevrous nrght and for  /* the lime completely conscious, in a state  ^of evident anviety.   No sooner had Martin left the room'than he asked qurckly:  -*     "What  did Mrs. Whaile3 want with  you'"        "  "Sho  came to explain that her husband  had been  called away  suddenly,"  ,   said Norma in a sooWnng tone    "Didn't  -you notice that you had a change of doc-  r~tois'"  "Oh yes," said Astley, still frowning  Then, after a short pause, lie added: "I  wonder what Wharles is up to! And  why his wife should have thought it ne-  -cessary to call! * They're a detestable  pair, greedy and I fancy unscrupulous,  and I know they'ie ostentatious and ex-  -tiavaffiint.   Don't have any more to do  v Asror nw, one rcit; completely oroken  hearted. How should she tell him the  truth? How should she be able to go  away and leave him vvnen he learned  that the tie between them was non-existent, that he was bound to the woman  who had so infamously deceived him?  For Norma had the strongest suspi  cions that the Wharleses, (husband and  wife, would succeed in trumping up sueh  an answer to the grave clmiges^Astlcy  had brought against Lottie tint it  would indeed, as they had picdicted, be  impoiiiblo for him to get free.  After a timo, to Norma's great dis  ii-***. 4stley began to mow restless  again, and 'to ,wander a littlo in his  mmd, not*for long together, but enough  to alarm her, when she had thought the  height of the fever past.   *  His thoughts had been'sent back to  tho old days of his married life with Lot  tie, and i it cut Norma to the heart to  hear him remonstrating with her for her  frivolity ,and hearfclesaneas, and reproaching her with not caring for him.  I'Why" did you marry mo, if you didn't  care?    Why did youT    Why did you?  "iYou were pretty enough to have married anybody.   Haven't you any heart,  Lottie?   Don't you really care?"    7  Then for a space he would lie quietly  and seem-to sleep. Then once again his  eyes would open, and the incoherent  muttering begin afresh. It was a relief  to her when his thoughts went forward  a little," and she hcard^her own name  again on his lips: '       '  , "Norma, Norma, my little wild girl  with the'bie eyes! I'll make you,love  me���it will be easy enough���though you  don't know it. No, you don't know it!  You shall love me, and console ime for  what the other one did; and you .shall  be happy yourself, yes, I piomise you  that. Norma! Little wild bird, little  wicked Norma ' Norma! Norma! Norma!   Hark, what's that?   Who's that?"  To Norma's great distress his tone had  suddenly changed, and he had sprung up  in bed. ��� She rose to her feet, soothing  him, begging him to lie quietly. He paid  no heed to her words, but remained in a  listening attitude, staring at the big  screen which, by^ Dr. Wharles's orders,  had been put round the door to keep out  some j of the draughts for which the old  house was famous.    1  "Who's that? Who's that, I say?  Come in, come in^can't you?" ho repeated in a loud, harsh vorce, with his eyes  staring vacantly.-'  In vain Norma tried to calm vhrm.  "There's no one there, no one," urged  she. r ,  Yet still, in a louder voice than before,  ihe shouted: "Come in,'1 come rn, I'say'"��  "Hush, hush, do lie down, you must Ire  down," cried Norma imperiously. "Listen," sire ffaid, drstmefcly rn his ear, as  she wrestled with him, and trred to get  him to lie back upon Ins prllow, "I'll go  wrth erther of them than you can help,    and see that there is no  one theie, if  -~    *KTrtT.w,fl        mini]     fllO'f." -wssi'll      rt��1,T-     1,��     ^An^l        ,{.     irssi.'ll      .ss-.ls,     l.��  Norma, mind that  c    "Yes, dear.   Why do you have him if  you disbke him so much'"  "Because,  unluckily,  he's    the    only  - medical man about here who know s anything about his profession. I dare say,"  -ho added, after a moment's thought, "I  . am influenced by the fact that his wife  was a sister of mine and that hei mllu-  - ence was not for good Thci e was only  ���one decent member of the family, tho  ���third sister, a widow a Mis 'Finch. All  the rest, motlici, L tie, Mrs Wharles,  were untrustworthy,  ��verv one"  "What Is the third sister like?" asked  BTorma, with a sudden suspicion. "Is  ahe a twin sister of the one you married?"  "Oh, no. She was taller, and not at  .all like her. Lottie was the shortest,  but the piettiest, and took after the  -mother, vvho must have been a very lovely woman i" her day."  "Oil!" s id Noi-ma, with a spasm oi  -disappointment.   For the idea had shot  into her mmd that, if tho sisters had  been  twins,  Mrs   Wharles might have  conceived the plan of getting the living  -one to pass foi her dead sister.  "Don't let us talk about them," said  lAstley. "Let us talk about ourselves  each other."  Norma smiled a rather pitiful smile, aa  she accepted Irrs mute invitation to take  his hand and sit beside hun.  "I'm afraid I must forbid your talking  at all," said she, gently. "You have  chattered too much already."  "Well then, I'll givo you a rest, on ono  condition: come nearer and tell me, just  whisper���whether you'll be satisfied with  a niauiage which is only a busrncss part  nerslup, whether you won't let a touch  -of sentiment como in? Come, come,  haven't you any answer? There, there,  don't cry. It shall be just as you wish,  you know, but I thought that���perhaps  ��������������  "Sh���sh!" snid Norma, with sudden  peremptoriness winch did not alarm him  *I won't have you talk; I forbid it. You  aro to lie quite, quite still, and, and���"  She was on her feet, bending over hiin,  trying to speak initably arid fighting  back the tears. She wanted to be busr  noss-hkc, hard, matter-of-fact, for-biddmg  And then he looked up, and her heart  sgave a great leap, and without another  word sho leaned down impulsively and  pressed a loving, lingering kiss on his  forehead.  He took it quite quietly, without a  -sound, but after that he seemed satisfied  to obey her injunction to be strll and  submissive, and lay back with her hand  clasped in his, breathing scgularly, and  looking at her vvith a sort of half smile  ���hoverm2 about his .month.  you'll only lie down, if you'll only be  still, and quiet and calm "  As she repeated these woids emphatr-  cally in his ear, the sick man seemed to  take in par t, at least, of the sense of her  words, and as she made a movement as  if to go to the door, he at last allowed  her to settle him again among his pil-  Jows, as she kept on lepcating "You  shall see; I'll show yon theie's nobody  theie "  With her eyes upon the bed, and full  of'the idea of satisfying his fevensh  fancy, she walked to the scieen and  looked round it.  She did not cry out- she drd not faint,  or fall, or stagger- *but the sight which  met her eyes froze her blood and sent a  deadly sickness to her heait.  There, behind the scieen, in the very  sick room, trembling, shamefaced, silent,  'but doggedly, sullenly asserting her  earthly piescnce, her reality, was the woman whom Norma had seen in the hotel  office at Oxford, the woman wlio,had followed Astley and herself through the  streets.  -"���rao axe yous mc united, in a hissing whisper, "and what do you want?"  The visitor panted as she drew back,  forced , away' from the door-handle by  the energetic actron of the other woman.  "You know who I am," she answered  at once," "and I want to see my husband."  For one moment Norma was too  much overwhelmed, prepared as she was  for this answer, to fianrc a word in reply. Recovering herself, however, she  gasped out:  "How do I know it? I thought���he  thought���his fust wife was dead?"      ,  The wonra.i diew herself up, recovering herself in her turn  "Let me'go into the room," said she.  "You will want .no f ui ther proof when  he sees me." x  lAnd Again she made a plunge at the  door. Norma put up her hand implor  in ��iy,     .  "Not now, not yet," she entreated  "He's ill; don't you see what the shock  would be? Have you no heart, no legaid  for him?"   r x s  "Of course I have. And that's why  I've come; I came directly I heard he  was ill.   Let me go in, I say.   I have the  nght." - .,���������,'*  Norma bent forward, with flashing  eyes that pieiccd under tho veil to the  visitor's features. '     >  < "You have the right!" she echoed in a  voice tremulous with passion. "You who  deserted him, chose to be dead to avoid  him. No. You have no more right than  the dead, and you shall not force your  way in, to" disturb him, perhaps to kill  him, if I have to rouse the house to keep  yon away!" , 1  ���s, Her energy and passion got the better  of th�� determination of the other woman.   The visitor drew back a little.  "Call the servants up if you like," said  she in a /scoffing tone. ,"And undo all  that I've been so careful about. For your  sake I came'quietly in by the1 garden  door, with this veil on that none of them  might recognize me even if they met me.  For your sak* I've taken every precaution: I don't; want to ^make^ a disturbance: I don't want to make things unpleasant for you."*But I've Jcome iuI the  way from Leamington to see him, and it's  hard to be denied one look."  Norma drew her * breath sharply  through her teeth. She felt that she was  not in an unassailable position herself,  and therefore she could not take a high  hand with this other woman.  "If I promise that you shall see him,"  she said in a gentler voice, "will you promise me in return, that you won't try to  make yourself known to him until���until he's well again? Of course he must  know the truth then-.but I want to keep  it from him while he's ill and weak.",  Her woids, hei pleading, humble tone,  evidently surprised the other, who hesitated for a reply. - ^  Then the voice1 of Astley was'heard^  again, calling for Norma, sleepily, faintly.        '   " ' '     '  Norma pointed to the door of her own  bedroom. - .,-.���*,  "Will you go in there," she said, "and  wait for me? I must get someone to  stay with him, and then I'll come to  you." -  - The visitor obeyed without a word;  and Norma, much relieved to find that  she had found the light way to treat  her, re-entered the" srckioom and rang  ���he bellvfor Martin. Astley^was falling  into a doze; he just opened his eyes  sleepily'on her entrance, and closed them  again at 'once with a half smile.  When the housemaid appeared to take'  her place, Norma slipped out of the room  quietly, and went tovher ox\n bedroom,  where the visitor, having taken off her  veil, revealed an extiemcly pietty face,  somewhat worn and thin indeed, and  with evident anxiety in the eyes, but attractive enough to excuse f the infatuation Astley had once had for her.  "Well," slie said at once, "am I to see  him now?"   . to ��ddc��� in an aggrieved tone:  ���Ufa aasy to be purfeetly good when yoa  bave na earee, when you've always got  plenty of money and everything you  want. This" deceit that I've practised  upon him is the only thing I've ever had  to reproach myself wnJi, whatever anybody may say."  And she looked defiantly into Norma's  face in the candlelight.  Norma believed her." There was rather  an attractive appearance of sincerity  about her visitor, whrch impressed her  in spite-of herself. The very fact that,  she did not make any hypocntrcal pretense of devotion'to Astley seemed to  Norma to be in her favor. ,  A pang'of jealousy "shot through her  heart. This woman had been Astley's  choice; he had loved her passionately;  the rumors of her mrsoonduct had caused  him the most cruel tortures If���nay���  when Lottie "should prove that these^  stories weie untiue, would she not easily, with her pretty face, lisping, sweet  voice, and unaffected manneis, be able  to regain the place which sho had'for  the tune lost, in his aflectiorrs?  Tho hot teais sprang to Norma's eyes.  "Well," she sard^at last, hoarsely, "if  what you say is true, rf you have been  misjudged,vas you say, ��>o much,tho better for you when you are able to see Sir  Astley and explain yourself to him. Perhaps ho will forgive you for your cruel  deception." (    ''  Lottie looked at her uneasily.  "And���and what about you?" she said  'in a-low voice/  Norma bit her lip.  "It's rather late for you to ask that,"  she said bitterly. T'U you had given a  moment's consideration to anybody but  yourself before you played this c trick on  Sir Astley, you might have known that  he, young, handsome, good-hearted as  he is, ���would want to love and marry  someone else'some day." -   ^      ^  The other woman began to walk rest-'  lessly up, and down the long room.    N '  "Well, well," she said at last, hurriedly, turning to Norma and speaking with  great earnestness, "there's 110 harm done  yet, is there? Nobody has seen me here,  nobody who knows me. And Astley  doesn't know tha't I'm here. , Why* tell  him? 'Why tellfanybody? I tell you I  only want help, a little help for us all.  I'm sorry I came now, veiy sorry; but  remember, I drdn't come until my brofcli-  er-in-law told,me you knew or guessed  that I was alive Remember that! Perhaps I never should" hav e come but for  that."    '  Norma sat down, trembling.  "But,",she said, in a hoaise whisper,  "your coming 01 not conirng would make  no difference to the fact that you're his  wife, .and I'm not." ���-  Lottie stalled. ' '  .. "Oh/don't put it like that," she said.  "Even I shouldn't put it like that. You  married him thinking he was fiee, and  he thought the same So, if nobody  'knows about my being alive���" s  ' "But^he will know, he must know,"  said Norma quickly. "Don't you see  yourself that Dr. Whailes and his wife  are dying to make the*thing known?"  Lottie 'looked uneasy. -.   -���  * "Not by my wish," she said qurckly.  "They do too much I wish they  wouldn't Look here- I see you are fond  of Astley,,and no doubt lie's fond of you.  I don't want to come between you I'm  not^ill-natured really.1 I've foifeited all  right to his afFectron by my wicked deceit, as you said Let me go away , help  mo a little if you can: I'm poor? and  you're nch: you can spare sornethmg,  and you would, I know ' Then I'll go  quietly away, and I won't ever trouble  you again    There!" >  She spoke earnestly, simply, sincerely.  Norma was touched  "You shall have all the money I can  give," she  said at once     "But as  for  hushing up 'the fact of youi  existence,  I it's abouid, you know     'Hie people  in  Norma   clasped   and   unclasped   her ' your neighborhood must know all about  hands nervously. \ j it, and Di. \Vhailes and hia wife uie only  CHAPTER XL  Scarcely had Noima's startled eyes  rested a moment upon the woman behind  the screen, when Astley called to her.  "Norma, Norma? come here, I want  you!"  As she hesitated, not knowing what to  do, divided between her fear that ho  would guess something, and hei even  stronger fear that tho dieadcd visitor  would forco her way 111, Norma was recalled to decision nnd to action by u. sudden movement forward on tho part of  the woman.  The dooi by which she had entered  was still open behind hei. Noima, with  unexpected stiength and devlerity,  threw herself upon the intiuder, ancl  forced her back mto the wide corrrdor  outside. At the same time, she had the  presence of mind to call out, in a ringing, cheerful voico, to Astley:  "Walt one moment! I'll be back in a  moment I"  It was a risk to leave him; but it must  be done. Shutting the door quickly behind her, Norma faced the intruder,  who was dressed very quietly in dark  clothes, and whoso face was shrouded in  a thick veil of brown gauze which formed  on admirable disguise.  "Let me passl Let me go in!" cried  the visitor, not loudly, indeed with some  sign of nervousness on her part, but doggedly too.  But Norma seemed to have become  suddenly endowed with a strength of  iron sinews and iron nerves.  "You 6hall see him if you insist," she  said.   "But I hope you won't insist.    I  .hope you will wait.    He's not in any  danger, you know     Ask Dr. Whailes:  ho will tell you he's not.   There's really  no more reason why you should insist  upon  foicing  yourself u upon   hun  now  than there was at Oxford."  The woman started.  "Then you saw me at Oxford.?"  "Yes.   Why didn't you. make yourself  known to him then?   You would have  saved both him and me a gieat deal if  you had."     '  "But you were married to him already,  weren't you?   They said you were."  Norma hesitated.  "I'm sure," went on  the visitor, "I  {on't want to bring any more annoyance  upon you or hrm erther than I can help.  I know I drd wrong in lettmg hrm think  I was dead.   But I was frightened; we  hadn't got  on  well    together,  and   I  thought that was the best way oat of  it.    Indeed,  I never had any  idea  of  coming into his way again.   It was only  when we got very badly off, my mother,  and srstei and I���that I heard he was at  Oxford, and thought of going theie and  asking him to forgive my deceit and to  help us.   Well, then I heard you ask for  him, and I mado  enquiries, and  found  you had married riini; nnd there L was  for days,  watching  him   and   debating  whether I should speak to hrm or nor.  And then he went away    And the lioxij  thing I heaid was that he was Sir Astlcy  Darvven with evei so much money, and  there were wo with haidly any.   So what  could I do but come?"  Noima was revolted.  "It wasn't hrs lJlncss that brought you  then?"  she   said.    "Only   the   want   of  money?"  .The visitor looked down.  "Didn't you ever caie for him?" pursued Noima, aghast.  "Not as much as you do," answered  tho other frankly. "We were all pooT,  you know, and had to mairy. Fanny,  who married Dr. Wharles, was tire only  ono of us who made a lnvc match. Em-  meline married, as I drd, because she had  to."  "Emmelrne���that's Mrs. Finch?"  "Yes"  "Astley says she is a nice woman, a  good woman."  The visitor moved petulantly.  "She's no better than I am," she retorted sullenly.   Then after a moment's  too anxious to spiead tho news about.'  Lottie moved awny impitiently.    "No,  no,"  went  on Noima  with excitement,  "we can't go on    It is 1 who must go  away: I'll tell you the truth    our married life has not begun:   jou have  no  need to he jealous, you are Lady Darvven, and I am Noima lUsoot,"  Lottie reeled back, confounded.  "You'll���you'll give him up!" cried she,  in amazement/  "I must. We can't begin life on a lie.  The moment he is well enough to hear  the truth, I shall simply tell him, and  go away, and���"  "But I���I���he'll never forgive me!"  stammered Lottie. "You'll just spoil  your own life without doing any good to  me!"  1 "I can't help thai," said Norma, who  was wise enough to know how mad it  would be to expect this erratic woman  to keep any secret for long. "You and  he will settle your affairs between you. Of  course I shall be grateful to you if you  will go away as you have come, and say  nothing to anyone i 11 I have left this  house. After that, y*. 1 must do what Sir  Astley chooses In -he meantime," she  went on, while Lottre paced up and  down, wringing her hands in evident drs-  tress, "I'll give you some money which  will keep you comforlibly until you can  anange with Sir Astley. Will you have  <i check?"  Lottie was crying.  "Oh, you are good, you are generous,"  ��he sobbed. "I wish���oh, I wish I had  never come, Ancl I���I wouldn't take  money fiom you if only I wcic not so  haid up. Look hcie'" She put out a  little foot, and showed a broken boot.  Norma, who had aheady noticed the  pathetic sliabbme-ss of her dress, dicwher  breath sharply through her teeth, and  ran to her writing table, where s-he unlocked her little desk.  "Shall I write it out to  you?"  she  asked.   "I'm going to give you a eheck  for a hundred pounds."  Lottie sobbed aloud.  When she had muttered some shamefaced thanks, she said:  "Don't give me a check. I don't want  to use your name."  "But I have only a few pounds here.  Shall I make it out to your sister, or  your mother, or���"  "No, no, I shoffiM never get the money.  i-->I msa-o." ��� *w T-"-'- '"���ittlv checking  , a     AJ  "*-  I ...  >'  herself, "I'd rather have the mont-  etead of a check." ���  "What shall I do then? I can write up^,  to my bank to-night, but I can't get the^  notes'till the day after to-morrow. 1-0  don't know these people yet, or I would ,��  get it cashed here,"said Norma, who was,^-  raither shy and ignorant about^money ,ffl  matters, and afraid to excite remark; m^  the neighborhood. ��?.      '  1    "I'll wait, I'd rather wait till,you get  it" j       " -�� '        '  "And I'll send it to Leamington?" said  Norma. ' ., , *>.'  "No.    I'll meet you in  the orchard,  the dav after to-mo -ow, at dusk, just  after tea.    In the meantime, I'll keep>  close at home, and nobody shall see me, ^  said Lottie, with shame and tremulous ingratitude shining in her eyes.   .J-     *V��-  Norma rose from her eiiair/ She/waj \  getting anxious to go back to Astley.:^  but the" visitor lingcied < There were j  tears in her eyes; sho began to speak^  several times; stopped short, grew, hys-^  tcncal, alarming. Norma began to,.ge*,,  afraid that she was going''to be seized /  with a nervous fit of some kind, when^  suddenly there camo a ligl t tap at thei,  door, ahd Martin's voice asked if ner^1  ^ladyship would go .to Sir Astley. He|  Was calling for her, ', S  "All right, Martin, go back and teH��?  him! I'm coming," said Norma. 'l".tj  The moment they heard the door otr\  the sick-room close upon the housemaid,*  Lottie, with a brief "good-by," dashed?  ppst Ntrnna, fled downstairs like a hare,*;'  and ran down one of the long dark^oor-'  xidons which led to a door into^th*  grounds. ��� ,\ *   *''"<.,-,v \  TremWing and agitated, Nerma went^  back t�� Astley, who-"had been1 dozine,  but was new awake and conscious. *,�����  v had sene difficulty in quieting his ennoa;^  "ity m tt�� her long absence, andf he was '  evidently displeased with,her formic."' ���,  However, she flattered herself that slw  succeeded pretty  well-with him, uivfa^  the fallowing morning, when Dr. \VharleS,  came.    Then, after answering the doe-?  v tor's'questions   with  marked > coldness,  Astley caught the exchange of a significant look between Norma,and him; and  thereupon'promptly called her back, as  she was following Dr. Wharlcs out of tha  room. ' -      - .',        -''' '^11/ '*"  *. -1 . ii.*'  -   v j*-.  (To be Continued ) '  r,T  1-1 ti  HUSH!   THESE  MAIDS KNOW  that the long,agony  of female weaknesses,,    s> , s.  the  torture  ofV their   ' /"W>L  more mature sisters, ���   "-'"*''  may be all avorded by  , the usoj of the great  South American  Nervine Tonic  which gives impulse,  power, vigor and vim *  to every vital-organ,  thus producing or  preserving BEAUTY  of PACE and FORM  by feeding the nerves^  directly,until they put'thesys^ji  ��#4i-"  i'K  tern in order.  {  Edward Purrey, of Sydney Centre,  British Columbia,states: "My wif*  wus t^lcon down with nervous proB-  1 tratlon which later developed Into  paralysis of one side Three bottles  of SOUTH AMERICAN NERVINB  worked wonders for her. We can-  not speak too h-ghly of the remedy "  Dr. Voh Stan's Pineapple Tablets  digest the food in the stomach  without the aid of the stomach,-  giving the btomach a rest *  They heal the stomach by the -  best cure���the rest cure.  ^Pnce, 35c. ,      21  The fisherman'now overhauls "v. __  His lines and rods and flies,   ' ."'jl  And grimly smiles as he recalls.    j|  His stock of fishing lies.    ^*l  ���Philadelphia, Rccord.-  Weak   and   Shattered!  Nerves   Are   Rapidly  Restored to Health.,  scan  Three out of every four people who  suffer from chronic and incurable  diseases do so because of a disordered  nervous system. The Great Southf  American Nerve Tonic���not a medr.i  cine, but a physiological nerve food���J  restores vigor to the nerves and recon-.  structs the worn-out tissues. Cures Los*  Appetite, Loss of Flesh, Headache, Pal-.  ��itation of the Heart, General Debility,  iver and Kidney Disease, Colds and  Coughs,  Nervous   Prostration and all  other diseases of  the nervous system" ���  A. W. Stephens, a prominent business '  man of Strathaven, Ont., writes as foli  lows:  "I was a total nervous wreck.   Ii  almost despaired of ever recovering my  health, until I followed a friend's advice  and tried The Oreat South American  Nervine   Tonic.     In   a miraculously  short time, I was entirely well."  A Sallow, Muddy Complexion.  If your kidneys are not in proper con-  Bition, your skin w 1 soen tell the tale.'  South) American Ki Joey Cure restores!  normal health condition; clears the skin of j 3  evezy discoloration.   Relief in six hours.  No. 85 . x , -i :  '  ' ' ' "������ ''        "   '���"���"- "*,    "��� "       '��' *    ���."���;.*������;,  ~;*-?vv"v.*'\-\.,, ������ -  - "'*  -"       ������*--  --,-."TTT-Z ; '-������  -���-,���..��     ' ���'. >   r <, / .. < ,   ,-,    , ,' , (  -   .    -��� '  ' ' ���       - " '  ".- '   "   7;.     ',     '  ..    '���:,':���';���*.     ; '��yiv??.;,,:,w,,     ���^���^^.^^^  ���^l��<ra.ijtKl\)ZfelS& \  t,   ' i r  I-,   - '*      '  ATUX,    H.    C,    SA'l'I'KliAY,    JUNK ��a\   ..,<��j  Tlie' Atlin Claim-  Published   every   Sntnidui   inoriiinsr  l.v  T'lB AIMS Cr,AlVI   PuilMSHlNQ Co.  A. C. Ilinscni-r,r.n, Puoi'iniioit .  1)   Todd Ln s, Managing I'duok  OHico of,publication Peai 1 St , Atlm, II. C.  Ailxei lisniff  Itntps :   SI.00   per  inch, eat'h  inscitioii.   Keadint; notice*., -r>   cents a line.  Spcenil Contract Rates On application.  Tho suhsei iptiou pi ico is *5-*5 a jour pnj-  ablo in atlxttni'c. No p iper xx ill bo delixoietl  unless tins condition is compile.! xx ith.  Saturday', Juni' 20T11, 1903.  With the opening of navigation  and the consequent change in the  Atlin mail seivice, we desire to  place ou lecord the heaity appreciation of the general public to ' I lie  , Mail Carriers for the efficient manner in which thev discharged their  *" *  most   arduous   duties   during -the  long and severe,\vinler.  (It is a matter to be deploied that  'the past season's seivice is responsible for the "death of two of the  finest men ever engaged in that  seivice, Messrs. Abe)*- and McRae,  but their memory will ever be revered by their maii3r friends in Atlin and on the trail.  During' the' recent season some  extraordinary records have "been  made, and the carriers, Jack Per-  * kinson and Thomas, deserve to he  highly commended by the public  for the remarkable service"they  have given. One instance, among  many, is sufficient to show that  these men 'did not waste-time on  the trail: The mail which left Atlin on April 27th, arrived in Vancouver on May ist!  , -  We have no  fault  whatever  to  find with the  late contractors, the  Cairadran  Development  Company,  who during the four last years ha\e  " spared neither pains nor money to  make the service efficient, but it is  only natural   for   us  to  hope that  one of oui local  tenderers  may get  the contract for the ensuing term of  four years ; the risks to be run and  the   hardships   to   be    undergone  justly entitles those  who   perform  the   service   to   all  there  is in it.  The   date   for the  opening of the  tenders for the double service was  yesterday, the 19th inst, and iu due  course we hope to learn that a local  man  has either  one  or bothtCon-  tracts���summer and winter.  A YEAR'S PROGRESS.  The Annual .Report' of  Minister of Mines.'  the  The Record for 1902 Not As Satisfactory as Previous Years���  No Fault of the Mines.  . Atlin,   Nugget  and Grape  Rings  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured' on the Premises.  J*|Hr";  "V"7hy send ou>. when you can get goods as'cheap here?       , ��  Watches From '$5 up*   Fine Line of Souvenir Spoons*  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Watchmakers.  | THE    K*OOTENAir   H0TE;E.  During the last few weeks notices  have been appearing in these columns making application to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works to purchase and lease lands  iir this district. Extensive preparations have already been made in  several instances to get the lauds  ready for the plow.  We would   respectfully suggest  that in view of the many difficulties  attendant  upon  agriculture in this  section, and the risk the applicants  are taking, from a business point of  view owing to the extremely short  season, the Government -should be  especially lenient in regard  to  the  cost of the laird, by way of encouraging the   pioneers   in theii euter-  piise.    If the experiment   should  prove a remunerative  one, there is  plenty   of   available   land    which  will be taken up, and  upon which  the Department would  be justified  in charging the customary price.  The annual report of the Minister  of Mines for 1902 does not show the  same satisfactory condition of progress as has obtained during previous year*-. In the-introductoiy  account the report says :  /'The progress made by the Mining Industry of the  Province lias.,  duiing   the ''year   1902,   been' less  marked  than' usual.,   If the statistics  of production  alone are considered, it would appear that no advance has been  -made, as the gross  value'of the'mineral  production'for  the year 1902  is  less, Jlhan that of  the  pieceeding year, the first time  that such  a  thing   has^ happened  since lode mining became an industry of  the   Province.    While it is  necessary   to   face   this  lact, it is  necessary to learn  to what causes  the fact is   attributable,   whether  such causes are  permanent *��� or temporary, and  whether they are removable or not.    The 'diminished  production is not due to any failure  in   the   mines   themselves,  ior*no'  wide-spread failure   has occurred,  and, as a matter of fact, the  mines  are in a better condition than they  were   a   year. ago.    The   adverse  conditions affecting the ��� output appear to have. been difFerentln the  various  branches 'of the industry,  but, as is the way with misfortunes,  they came not singly.  ' 'The lode mining of the Province  has been the branch most sorely  beset, and this not owing to any  failure of the mines themselves, but  to the unprecedentedly low market  price of metals which has prevailed,  during the entire year, beginning,  as it did, in the last month of 1901,  while it ia only in the early months  of 1903 that the market has begun  to recover. The ,average values for  the year of copper, silver and lead  for 1902 show, respectively, a decrease1 of 27.3, 11.5 and 10.4 per  cent.  "In the Atlin district the past  season has been very satisfactory,  inasmuch as it has demonstrated  that the life of the camp is not to be  measured by, the life of-the placers  in the creek bottoms. The higher  run of gold, noted iu the Report for  1900 '.as occurring under the  benches in the triangle between  Pine and Spruce creeks, has, after  thorough prospecting, been opened  up by tunnels and shafts and a  number of claims have been worked as drifting propositions pretty  well throughout the length of Pine  creek abova Stevendyke, including  many of its tributaries, and also on  Spruce creek. Between 600 and  700 men have been engaged in mining during the summer, and about  half that number will be engaged  Cor  George F. Hayes, Proprietor  First and Trainor Streets'.  This First Chits Hotol lias been remodeled anil lofiiruiHlicd throughout  ft and offers tlio best accommodation to Ti ansicut or Pi-i-maiioiit  i". Guests.���Aniei lean and liijiopeun plan. ' ���"  0 Finest Wines, Liquors and Oigars*  1 -     Billiards' and   Pool.  C'*��a4��*t>a*o-��0-��0-��):(**a'��c'*s>a-��)^a**>o!*��**  THE   GOLD    MOUSE,  D-SOOVERY,  B. C.  Comfortably Furnished Rooms--By the Day, Week or Month.   ,  . r. . ,  The Best of Liquors and Cigars ahvays in Slock. ��� Fiirc stable in con  7 "    nection with the House.     *        *  . AMERICAN   AND    EUROPEAN    PLAN. , .     '  i    J. P.' Kosi:', M'liiaeer. ' *  THE'   WHITE    PASS    &.   YUKON  ROUTE.    '       ,     .���*���'-   *+* . , ,  -  Passenger and Expiesst Service, Daily (except Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse and Intermediate  points, making close connections .with our own'steamers at White Horse  for Dawson aud Yukon points, and at Caribou for Atlin'every Tuesday  and Frida3'i; Returning, leave Atlin evcr.y.Monday and Thursday.  Telegraph Service to Skagway.    Express  matter  will  be received  for shipment to aud from all points in Canada and the United States. '  For information relative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or Express  Ratesapply to any Agent of the Company or to  " J. Lipscombe, Agent, Atlin, B.C.  Pine tree Rota  '*'-' DISCOVERY, B. C.    '  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  J. G. COBNELI,.  Ed. Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. H. FORD       Prop.  Now occupy their nexv quarters next  to the Bank of B. N. A., First Street.  The bath raoms are equally as good as found  in cities.   Private Entrance for ladies.  Ilu^ct hotel  r 7  0     Discovery.     " ��� -  OP^EN. DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN    '    '  '     CONNECTION.,'  *   Headqiiurtors for Brook's stage.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID    UP    $8,000,000.  Reserve, $2,500,000.  Branches of the Bank at .Seattle,     r  / San Francisco,    ' -^  Portland,  Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on- ail. Points*  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  Till: ROYAL MOTEL,  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  Hydraulic*   Mining %  - # Machinery.  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC   RIVETED  Pumping &   Hoisting  Machinery,  PIPE.  during the winter. , Iu certain  places where the topography admitted of it, the high channel has been  attacked by hydraulic methods,  with very satisfactory resuits."  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, .Atlin. B. C.  11  ti.  I  Ik  m  m  ','ifi _.. I,
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A Few Incidents Which have
During Our Isolation—Some of the
vMost   Important ,Events   in
1 .
the Last Thirty Days.
The following sunirmuy of im-
portarrt events, duringtilhc last'few
weeks -throughout, the world, is
giverr so that "our readers 'may get
some idea of affairs outside -'since
our "isolation :"       ,s '     ,
The C. P. R.r has obtained con-
trol of the Calgary1" and Edmonton
y *.
The small flour millers of London, Eng.?are trying to keep out
the U/S. product. ,
, Turkey and Bulgaria'are having
a scrap. It is said jthat the latter
will import plague bacilli as weapons of warfare !
The King has returned to England fiom his Continental trip.
Baron d'Estournelles de  Constant
/ X
, believes' that the King's' visit ,to
Paris will make for the^world peace
•  by the fair road of arbitration. "■*
The new Tiansvaal loan, recently
issued, hast been   very largely subscribed.    '
The Irish Land Bill has* passed
its second reading iu thejVImperial
House. x '
It is said*that the Federal House
will dissolve in January 1904.
An attempt was made last month
by the Mafia Society to destroy the
Cunard pier at New York and the
liner Umbria.
Linoleums and Oilcloths, just arrived at Fraser & Co.'s
Joseph Leiter is bankiupt. "
Canadian  flour is much in demand iu Japan.
The strike on the state railways
of Australia has been settled.
Germany is hostile to the Dominion regarding the Surtax.
Employers in the New York
building trades are commencing a
crusade against the unions.1"
Lord Minto's term of office is extended to November 1904.
The first British Transvaal Par-
liameut convoked on the 20th ulto.
The U. S. Presbyterian Assembly
met   in   Los   Angeles,   CaL,   last
Max O'Rell, the noted French
author, died in Paris on the 25th
As a result of the destruction of
life iuvolved,* the Paris-to-Madrid
automobile race was stopped by the
Spanish Government at the Spanish frontier.
•The President of La Republique
Francais will visit England next
Linoleums and Oilcloths just arrived at Fraser & Co.'s
Shamrock III. left Gourock,
Scotland, ou May 28th on her trip
across the Atlantic. She was accompanied by Sir Thomas Lipton's
flotilla; consisting of Shamrock I.,
the' steam yacht Erin and the
ocean tug, Cruiser.
Three notable' society divorce
suits have made a memorable season in London. '
The Hon. Mr. Blair, Minister of
Railways and Canals, favors a Government-owned railway to the Pacific Coast. '    '
It is vqi3*"'" probable that the Colombian Congress uill not pass the
Panama Canal Treaty.'
' *' Russian Aimy .officers have confessed to meditating1 the assassination of certain high Government
1 ^ L        .
, Sei ions floods  in the Mississippi
valley   has  caused  a heavy-loss of
life and .damaged property to the
extent of millions of dollars.  *   '
Several   Canadians    have. been
honoured by the King with thejm-
pendl Service Oidei, among whom
is   Colonel     Richard    Wolfeiiden,
King's Printer, Victoria, B C "
Winter wheat  has  been success-
'fully grown in parts of Manitoba.   >
• Mr.   Borden   will   iutioduce    a
motion  re  tariff revision iu aid of
the iron  and steel  indiisti y in the
Dominion House.   .>
-- The U.S/Supreme Court has refused the issuance of a>writ of habeas corpus for Whitaker Wright.-
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy may
be offered the Senatorial vacancy.
Chamberlain's Preferential Tariff
scheme  is  the sole topic of discus-l
sioti, and is   daily  gaining strong
X t J s
France sees great damage to her
trade if Mr. Chamberlain's scheme
Bush fires are' doing much dain-
iri Eastern Canada.
President Roosevelt invites  the
Imperial  Parliament visitors to extend their trip to the United States-
One of lhe. Chinese provinces is
suffering from a famine.
The,Gamey-3tratton Commission
in Ontario is ended. The Commission completely exonerates the
Minister. Mr. Strattou will resign
his Portfolio and appeal to his constituents.
The Great Northern Railway has
reduced  it's  freight rates  to north
Pacific coast points.
1   The health  of Lord Salsbury is
causing his friends anxiety.
The King and Queen will visit
Ireland this month.
General *. French recommends
that'20,000 destitute Irish be de-.
ported to Canada.
The expeuce of the Gamey Commission will amount to $25,000.
The Dominion Government will
make a grant to the Bernier Arctic
thence in a xxosteily. diieotion 104' {feet,
thcuco noitheilj 304V,' feet,' tho-iic ensteily
U)i<4 feet, thence southeil} 104K feet to
poilit of commencement, containing" one
ciuai ter of an act e moi cor* less.      ,
l)i\ted  tit Atlin,  11. C.   this Second daj of
June,' I'll)!, '
Tho liiitish Columbia Poxxei    *
( it "iliiuufaetiu mjj Co., Ltd
Certificate of Improvements.
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T-vTOTIOi' Is heiebx  fixen that aftei COtluxs
fi i.tn   ditto,'  r   mtoiitl to nppl> to   the
Chiot   (Jomniissronei   of   Lauds and Noiltf,
a  Cei tiileato of Impioxemeiits,, foi the purpose "of  obtaining a Cioxxn  Giant of  tli* '
nboxc olfiiin.
foi poiiiiission tt. puiphm*t>tho "oillox\inirile-nof.   to '"l'l>"*   *°  tl«*  M«»"K Itecoidei*  for
scr ibotl ti at t of land in tho Atlm tlibti ltt for   "     '""*'   ""•''■"      '" "•■*"•    -- »'—	
iiKiiuiiltuiul put poses cuminanriiifr ut an
initial post, planted about one mile iioith-
east of Atlin toxx nsite, theuee i iinning'east
10 chains, 1 hence uoi th 20 chain!,, thenco xxest
40 chains, thoneo^soutli 20 chains to the point
of^ominoncoment, containing 80 acics moie,,
or less. J      l     t    l"      J. T. Kfoax
Datod nt Atlin,'I' C , this4th dnx of June,
l(J0,t. * jeG-60tl
TOOTJCE lShoiebj Khonthat after SOdujt
„ fiom dale, I intend to applj to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands und Woiks
for a 21 join lease of the follow mgdeseiibed
land, situated at tho head of Houldei cieelc,
in the Atlin Distuct, commencing at u post
marked, "C.'D Noxxtou's S. W. coinei,"
thenoo 20 chains in a noith-easterl} direction, thence 20 chains in a noith-xxeGteily.
direction, thence 20 chains in a south-xxes-
tcrlj dnaotion, thonce 20 chains in a south-
eafitotly dliection to point of commencement, containing 40 ucies more or loss.     V *
Dated al Atlin, 11 C, this 1st da} of June,*
1903. *  C. 1*. NawTON. ,
jo6-'10d    -- " ■     > ,
T-VJOTICE is heieb} 'given that Sixty days
aftoi date. I intendito apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands arid Woiks
foi pel mission, to pm chase the folloxxnifr
desenbed tiact of land for,~agiiciiltuial
pui poses.. That pat eel or tract of land situated in .the Atlin Lake Mining- Division,
commencing' at a post planted at a point
on the eastern bounding 'of Atlm Toxxn-
site, thence noith 20 chains, thence East 20
chains, thence south 20 chains, thence xxest
20 chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acies, moie or less.s ~ '
,Chas. R. MYiiiis.
Dated at Atlin, B.C., tlns_ 23i tl day of Maj,
1903      ,          i                         "               mjSO-60d „
YELLOW i  JACI'liT    Jlineial   Claim,
situated  ou   Pino   Cieelc,   about    on»
Dkcoxcrj,   in   the   Atlm
H C.
mile  east of
Lake tliiunur Daxision of Cassmi
"VTOTICE  it,  herebj   prixen  that   I,  Jiilnir
N   M. Rull'nei, P.M.C., No '131.1159. Affent for
tho Noith Columbia Gold .Mining Co .Jb\M.C,»
Ao 1*31111, Intend rC0 tlajs   fiom   date liera-
- 'And Fuhhicii Take notice that action un»-
tlei Section 37 must be commenced'bofor*
the issuance ot such Cci tiUcate of Impioxe-
nients. *-i       ,"''*  '
Atlin, U. C . this 19th day of Jlaj'MO.".
mjil-bOd .Julius' M. Ruirnei, Asent
Certifleate of Reg'istration *of an
Extra-Provineial Company. .
" Coiii*AMBS-.Acr, 1897,"
j JHEREB1"  CERTIFY   that "I  have    this
.**■    day   registered   "The   SIoKee   Consoh-*
dated •< Hydraulic,   Limited" as   an  Extra-
Provincial company undei the " Companies*
Act, 1897," to cany out or'effeetall oi any of-,
the objects heiemaftei  set foith to xxlncli
the legislative ftuthoiitj of the Legislatuis
of Untish Columbia extends.     ,        '
2LTho Head Office of the .Company is situate
at Huron, in the count,} of Beadle, State of
South Dakota.        /■ c
The amouitt of the capital of the oompan-r
is $1,000,000, divided into one million Elia.retr
of one dollar each. - v j
The bead office of the compart} in this
Province is situate in Atlm, and Fletcher T_ -
Hamshuxx, Managei of the Compaii}, >n hoss.
address is Atlin' aforesaid, is the attornej-
for.the companji (not enpoxxei ed to i«sru3 or
ti nnsfpr Stock)^ _
The time of the existence of tho company ,
is 20} ears. >■ '
Gixen under mv hand and seal of office ai
Victoiia^Proxince of Butisli Columbia, thia
22nd day  of  Maj,  one ^thousand ntne'huri*
tired and tin ee. ,    x v v
r-]TjS.]       - "S. Y. Wootton^        '
Remstiai of Joint Stock ComjMuise'v.
je-20-4t '     '
E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S. , Wm. Brown, C.E.,
. WILKINSON' '&   BROWN    \
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Provincial Land   Surveyors   &   Oivil  Engineers*
Hydraulic   Mine Engineering   a   Specialty Office, Pearl  St., near Thud St». Atlin, BXZ.
In Lead Packets ol yz-ii> and i-lb each.
For Sate by ail First Class Grocery
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KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &  Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C..
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French  Restaurant in  Connection*
David Hastie,  Proprietor.
Corner of First aud Discovery Streets.
TSJOTICB Is hereby (jHen that after 30 da} s
from date, xxe intend to appb to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for pei mission to loaso one-quarter of an
acreo£ land for a site for a po\x or plant in
the Atlin District, sittiatod as follows :
Commencing at a pout marked "The
British Columbia Poxver & Manufacturing'
Co., Ltd.'s S.E. corner," planted at a. point
on Discovery stroot, m tins Toxin of Atlin,
Drinks,  2 for  a  Quarter*
Commencing Monday, April 20th, I will cut prices on all my goods at
the   LELAND    HOTEL*       I have a large stock of First Cass
Goods and intend to dispose of them at Cost.       This is strictly %
Closing Out Salk-       Goods -must be disposed of by July tst.
Hotel Building for Sale—No Reasonable Offer Refused.
JG. P. QrcwK-
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"   —'r  ...i*"' _/__ a*l~s- it& jfiljiawk.  ^ffiffi^^  MKBD DODKHOBOHS.  IMMIGRATION    AGENTS     DISPERSE A  MEETING.  Three Delegates From Yorkton Agitating a Pilgrimage in a North  .Saskatchewan Village Sent Home  Mounted Police  Other Parties.  in    Charge of  Bopadano,    North      Saskatchewan,  ."May 4. ���  Immigialion  agents   burst  into Luge meetings consisting of -jov-  "cral   hundred    delegates    from   four  -Dotikliobor     villages     here    'yesterday, ' while     three     delegates     from  lYorkton  were  endeavoring  to  niaice  -an  uprising,  and   weie  preparing   10  lead a pilgrimage. Under the influence'  of the excilcmciiL one hundred members of lhe settlements decided   thev  would  release  all  cattle, cease  using  the   product .-of  animals,   and   go   in  ^search of Jesus. Early in the morning  a  service   was  held  near  the  village,  which was attended by men and vvo-  imcn in a nude state.    Serious results  ���were expected fiom tlie outbreak,'as  seeding opeialioiis .ire just beginning,  and Agent Spccrs ordered the niect-  .ing to drspeise, and forced the three  leaders from Yorkton 10 return.   They  refused  to  ride i belniicl  horses,   ,-ncl  started walking over tne trail to Saskatoon, and will be raKen by train to  their homes  to-morrow.    The en.ue  village  gathered to  Sie  them  leav.>.  ���One hundred men on the other sule  ���of the river are being taken home ur-  -der escort of the mounted police.  Winnipeg, May 3. ��� A despatch  from Lovell's Ferry," elbow of  the      Saskatchewan,      says :���Thanks  environment, can never be closed. It  is said that from 80,000 to 300,000  troops are in Macedonia. The figures,  like all those which one obtains 111  the Orient, may be untrustworthy, but,  at least I have seen the conditions  which T am describing. Trr addittoi-  to the regular troops, theie are the  basin-bazouks���a comprehensive term  embracing all who take up "rrms  against the Christian population���and  they are an important reserve .whenever a fight lakes place  THE KINK'S MoYJSMBHTS.  CLOSING   INCIDENTS   OF   HIS  MAJESTY'S VISIT TO' PARIS.  THREE 'HUNDRED DEAD.  Result  of  the   Disturbances   at   Sal-  onica,  ( Paris, May 2.���A despatch 1 eccived  here fr.om Salonica says that the police there, in I heir scaich for pcisons  suspected of being concerned in the  dynamite outrages, discover ed that the  revolutionists had milled lhe principal  distiicts of the town, with the intention  of Blowing them up simultaneously, but  circumstances forced them to act before their preparations weie finished,  arrd the planned disaster was averted.  The Turkish population, however, is  dangcrouslypinflarucd. It is estimated  that three hundred pcisons arc dead as  the result of the outbreaks One thousand arrests have been made.  A ^complete .bomb manufacturing  plant has been discovered in a shoemaker's shop, communicating by an  underground passage with the Ottoman  Bank. It is feared that the presence  of the three Austrian warshibs, which  arrived here yesterday, will encourage  tire Bulgarians to irritate the Turks,  who up lo the present time have behaved well.  A NEWSPAPER ENJOINED  Reviewed 'Many Troops���Brigade of  Cavalry Furnished a Stirring Climax���A Beautiful Cup Presented  '   by the Municipality.  Court Orders it Not  to   Publish   an  Advertisement.  * f  "to     the     promptness     of ' the     oflr-1   1 Toronto,      May      1���An      import-  xiats of the Immigratron  Department,' ant   -injunction     affecting   labor   rm-  fcnw'S*1611 t0.r  T"1" Do,?k'.ions     has     been     granted     by     Mr.  hobor crusade was this afternoon "���"-  '     *.  nip-  ,  ped in the bud    Three agitators fiom  the Yorkton colony, pilgrims    in * the  ' movement  last  winter,  have  been   for  twenty days in the neighborhood, agitating    for    another    crusade       They  'brought disciples    from    Troiske    and  other .villages on the north of the Saskatchewan,   to   the  number  of  60.     A  (-soit of religious service was held at 4  o'clock   this   morning,   at   which   font-  men, and four  women   stripped naked.  This afternoon the three leaders crossed the river to their village, ancl at 3  ���o'clock    had    a    confeience.      Agent  "Speers  bioke  into  the  gathering  and  made the three leaders march to Saskatoon     and    others back lo  the  Milages.    The  Mounted  Police  are  noxv  walking   them   back   to   their  villages,  and rro further upiising is feared.  POURING INTO MACEDONIA.  Justice Brittorr orr the application  of George A Rudd be Co ancl Adams  Bros, harncssmakcis, of this city.  There is a stiike on, ancl some of the  employees of these films ai,e out, and  an advertisement was inserted in The  Mail and Empire as follows,:���"Harness'and collar makefs keep awiiy from  Toronto and Toronto Junction, .trouble  on " Acting foi the two firms, Mr. Geo.  H Watson, K.C., applied for an in-  tciun injunction restraining The Mail  and Empire from publishing this advertisement, and Mr. Justice Button  granted an inuinction till Thursday  next The newspapci, it is understood,  will not oppose, the application, and it  will   remain    therefore  for    the  labor  unions   tn  injunction  oppose  the granting of, an  TEAMSTERS TAKE A HAND.  New Phase of the 'Longshoremen's  Strike.  Montreal, May 2���A new phase of*  the' 'longshoremen strike has materialised, when the heavy teamsters  of the C.P.R. and Shedden-Companies and the frcight-haiidleis r-jfused to  receive  01   despatch   any  goods   pass-  The Country is Overrun With Turkish Soldiers.  "Uskub, Macedonia, via London, May  1���Sympathies go with interests ; that  is the key to the race problem in Mace-  -donia.      The   fact  that  all  the  other  -races of the provinces are in sympathy  with the Turk, or, rather, are prejudiced  against the    Bulgarians,  might be  taken by loose reasoneis as a conclusive argument against therr cause, but  it would leave out of account the interests of rrval peoples.      I have tried  to explarn why the .Bulgarians ha\e no  friends among Albanians,  Giceks and  Scivians.     If Macedonia should secure  autonomy, the prrnupal lace would appeal  Lo LSulgana foi   annexation   Rus-  -srarr statesmen in T87S weie confident  'that   Bulgaria   would   be  practically  a  ^province of the gieat northern power.  Lord Beacoiioficld thought so a'so, for  irr  the treaty of Berlin, with-lhe help  - of'Prince Bismaick, he cut oft Macc-  ��� donia,  which    had    a    Mediterranean  ��� -coast, and gave it back into lire Sultan's   carted would stand  hands.     Now that Bulgaria has shown  ���capacity for sclf-govcinnrcnt, the English people would no doubt like lo see  a strong buffer State south 'of .Russia,  to block her way to the sea.    On the  other hand, Russian diplomacy prefers  to keep the Balkan States divided and  "helpless.     If Bulgaria, with Macedonia   added   to   her  domain,   becomes   a  ���powerful Slate, she wrll no longer be a  mechanical instrument in the hands of  "the 'Czar.      Russia  now  controls  her  Ministry, but the people arc becoming  bitter and resentful, and arc eager to  woik out the salvation  of Macedonia  and their own.  The railway lines arc a sight.    At  'the   stations   troops,   troops,   trooosl  You pass  through a  file of them  lo  the officer who exuumc you tcscar-  ies, without which you cannot mnvc  a mile anywhere     "r ou march out to  Paris, May 4.���The picturesque tea-"  turcs of King Edward's visit to Paris  arc practically over., The incidents'of  yesterday were comparatively quiet, but  they were still cxpicssive of the renewal of the Anglo-Fienclr good will.  His Majesty, in the morning, took a  short stroll on nis way to church. He  ,seemed to enjoy mingling in the throng  of church-goers, who were clad in  bright spring alliie. King Edward wore  J dark grey morning suit, and a high  hat. He carried a cane in his left hand  and walked briskly with Sir Edmund  K. Monson, the British Ambassador.  Crowds of people gathcicd at the British -Embassy and along the thoroughfares where his Majesty passed, and  gave mild denionstiations .of goodwill. ��� - '  In the afternoon King Edward planted a -chestnut tree m the garden of the  British Embassy, in commemoration  of his visit, and received,the orphaned  pensioners of the British Institution,  the corner-stone of .which he laid when  he was Prince of Wales. His Majesty  also found time to discuss the purchase  of a new auto.  ' To-night a gala dinner was" given at  the British Embassy lo President Lou-  bet. This was Jollowed by a concert'  by the leading artists of the, opera'  The decoration of a number of  French officials by King Edward is announced. The .members of tlie King's  party have received the decoration of  the Order of the1 Legion of Horror.  'A dramatic climax of the review was  the furious charge of the whole brigade of cavalry. It was a blood-stir-  ring sight as the solid line of horsemen swept straight ^toward the King's  tribune, the cavalrymen yelling and  brandishing therr sabres and terminating with an abrupt halt in unbioken  'column immediately in front 'of the  tribune.  The King rose and bowed his acknowledgments of the salutes of the  commanders," and addressed words of  congratulation to President Loubet on  the splendid discipline and appearance  of the troops  Later King Edward was > driven to  the Hotel De Ville, wheie he was xvel-  comed as, the guest of the municipality. The crowds ^ everywhere con-1  tmued their friendly , manifestations. r  _ At the'Hotel de Ville King Edward  made his first formal'speech in France.  He referred to the'beauty of Paris, and  assured the officials he .would not soon  forget his visit to this charming city  or the bounteous reception .accorded  him. Tlie King then drank some  champagne from,an exquisite cup presented to him by the municipality It  is of crystal, chased with gold, and represents two sirens, wrth arms entwined, offering a cup The Mayor expressed his best wishes for 1!he health  of Queen Alexandra   and    the    other  into a crowd 01 1,000 peope at tne corner, 'of'Dequinder and Canfield streets  at 8.30 this evening, killing four men, a  1 boy and a woman.and seriously "injuring  about 30-people. The majority of the  killed and wounded are from Toledo.  Fifteen hundred Polanders from Toledo came up to Detroit this morning  on a special Lake Shore train to celebrate a holiday. ,Thcy left the train at  the corner of Dequinder and Canfield  streets 'and went over to St, Joseph's  Church, where they spent the day with  ,the congregation. The Lake Shore  tracks" run   out  to  Dequinder  street,  ��� and a special train was to^stop for the  Toledo excursionists at Canfield avenue  "at 830. Accompanied ty hundreds of  their local friends, waiting for the  train, 'the excursionists jammed Can-  field avenue some time before the train  ^was due in icadincss for it. ,  about 200 asphalt paviois, who are taking a holiday, with the , prospect ol  -marry more to-day if a' speedy settlement is not reached.,  "The situation of the strike is unchanged" was the report handed out al  -the meeting of.'the builders' laborers in  Occident Hall. It was reported thai  Several stonemasons had. besides their  own duties, performed those of laborers, which is considered a serious offence,among the ,craft;' and a committee was appointed to,Jeal with'the matter, i   ,' ,   , *   *  FPANK ABANDONED.  Great Fissures Discovered in Turtle  '     *, Mountain.  Ottawa, May' 4 ��� A message  from Mr. Wm. Pcarce at Frank  to the-Deputy Minister of the Interior, received last evening,, reads:���  "Three men who visited the top" of  Turtle Mountain returned, grving  alarming reports of fissures some ten  feet in width, five hundred feet'deep  and extending along the mountain one  thousand feet. These fissures aie several hundred feet in'the rear of the  present, face of the cliff. As a1 result  of the report .1 general stampede from  Frank is probablec Practically no one  is left here to-night," r  * Another mcsspgcJfrom' Mr. Pcarce,  which came jto'-day, states that he had  left Fiankon his way back to Calgary,  the "Territorial authorities having assumed control. On Fiiday the sum of  $500 was wired to Mr.1 Pcarce, to be applied, to the relief of those requiring  pressing aid, and a like amount was  sent yesterday. ���,  t  Frank, N.W.T., May 3.���The list of  dead has reached 75, consisting  of four miners at the entrance to the  mine, nineteen top laborers,' 27 women and children,'" and 25^railway" laborers. In order to ascertain just.wliat  the chances are for a further .rockslide  two experts will 'ascend 3.000 feet to  the peak of Turtle Mountain and make  an examination of it.  A SAD FATALITY. -     '"^  ""' V  Little Boy Shot by Father While Hiding Behind a Stump. , '>  '. BloomfVld, May 4.���A sad accident  "���ccurrcd Friday noon at the farm  "bi Mr. Geo. Martin, Ridge Row. Mr.  Martin had recently shot a number of  woodchucks, and while at work  thought he saw another hiding behind *  'a stump some distance from him.  Mr., Martin ran for his gun, but no,  sooner had he fired than he heard  a scream from his little 'four-year-old  son, whom Ire had shot through the  back of the head. Medical aid was  immediately obtained, but the' child  only survived a few hours.  ing   thiough   the  hands   ot  the.    iron-     _          _  union  men at work on the  wharves.  | member^'oVtheTo'jal family," for which  llus move is  of consumable import- 1 tile King heartily thanked him.  ance, as  it affects the business ot the- > _________ .���.  country even more than it has already '  been   - affected  by   the  strike  pioper. '  Notrces were sent out by the Interna- 1  tional   Assocratron   of   1 earnsIcis   and j  Heavy Carters to the luigc transportation companres. At thrs trme of year,  when all the carters of the crly are at  work nrgh't and day moving household  furmtiiic    from    house to house?    no  emeigency men 01  teams Gan be procured to  take the place    of  t'e  ones  ���who  so  substantially  sympathrze  with  the  'longshoicmen.     Even  could   any  be obtained, the charges would be more  than the profits- on the goods to    be  Merchants  all  THE MONTREAL STRIKE.  ' ' ��� -        ���*  IBoth   Sides   Anxious   for   a   Settlement.  Montreal, May .) ���Strenuous efforts  "arc being made to end the 'longshorc-  rmen's  strrkc,   arrd  it, looks   as   if  one  .side' is now as eager    as    the    other.  lEven though the shippers let it be understood   that   they  would  not ��� confer  ���with a committee representing the men,  two conferences  have  been  held,  one  ., . ���,   ,        i1       ��  * 'Saturday   and  another   Sunday.   They  over the    country are feeling the ef- ] made nQ agrccmcnt  however, the ship-  fects  of the  tie-up.    For  instance, a, being unwilling to recognrze the  7�� ri�� *&"L ^Sl*"���^t$    ����.��.. an! the men" refusing-to go to  your hotel followed by soldiers if,  as   a   newspaper   coiicspondent,   you  ihappen to incur suspici.n as .1 ,��py.  Patrols pass up and down th** en. ss-  tics from section to sc^ im. ?olditis  ���stand sentry within earshot or cne  another. On much of tl.e rarkvr.y  line blockhouses are constructed; in  oomc sections similar sir.i< lines are  building, and on the remvivbr t"r ts  are pitched, and temporary hnioh lu-.ts  are raised. The flagman cai nes his  weapon ancl his military escort Troop  trams are twice as frequent as other  trains, arrd behind every freight or  passenger train trail several cars filled  with new recruits or seasoned reinforcements. In the towns soldiers  are   stationed   evciy  fifty  yards;    at  ��� nitrht they are mpssed more closely.  Patrols parade continually. Every day  regiments march through the streets,  with bands playing and colors'flying.  The border is now impassable except  sin a.few places, which, from natural  fruit on the steamer Fremona,  wired  to-day to have it forwarded at once.  ' -work without recognition.    The question of wages ancl time has been set-  a _      "   t���_���.���t               111       r         j      :ii:���_ 11011   ui   xva��c��      11.1   mm;   uas   uccu   act-  As no teamster could be found willing ..   .    ������*���������-������,.���,,1 ,     Ti,��    ,.���.,.-���..������,-,���..  +��  t,���.,,ii    i.k~ c    i -.            _ ~-���.-t,i~ tied    satisfactorily,     ine    conterences  to handle the fiuit it was- impossible       _��__j_,i  u.. -tir   -r   ^������_  ���c  n,���  impos&i  to send it on to destination. The  freight-handlers' strike is felt in the  railway sheds, where much of the  goods handled by the 'longs'-oremen  passes. Great risk is aJso run by exposure of goods to the weather. The  sheds on the wharves arc not iu shape  to receive cargoes from the steamers.  The result is that much of what has  already been unloaded lies about uncovered. Large quantities of tarpaulins were taken to the wharves on  Thursday, but the mrlitary officers  have approj/riated the greater part of  them to protect the men from the coldj  and threatening weather. |  Contrary to expectations. May Day \  passed   without   the   least   demonstra-j  tron; the vicinity of the waterfront was '  the  quietest it    has    been    since  the  troops were called out  on    Tuesday.  Toronto Topics.  Toronto,   May   1 ��� Mr.   Alex.   Bradshaw  died very suddenly,  denly.  George Redfeni, live years old, died  from the effects of carbolic acid, given  him by his father in mistake for medicine.  Cheu Len was seriously injured at the  meeting of the Chinese Order of Free  3'asons. Two of his countrymen have  been arrested.  Samuel E. Guest, a machinist, who  had been orderly to Lieut.-Col. G. T.  Deniaon during tho Northwest rebellion,  was found dead ln'his room.  ���were attended by W. I. Gear of the  Reford Line, A. A- Allan of the Allan  Line, James Thorn of the Hamburg-  American Packet Company, D. W.  Campbell of the C.P.R. Atlantic Line,  and Peers Davidson, solicitor. The  ���men met to-night to further consider  the situation, and after being addressed by the Mayor, decided to again  send representatives to meet the shippers.  The steamers Canada (Dominion  Line), Bavai ian (Allan Line) and Aus-  triana arrived yesterday. There arc  now eighteen vessels in port.  As the steamer Corinthian of the Al-  Allan Line was unable to sail arrangements have been made by the Allan Line to forward the English marls  vra New York.  All is quiet at the wharves.  The C. P. R. steamer Lake Cham-  plain will clear to-day with a cargo  of grain and passengers, ancl will be  the first ocean vessel of the season to  leave this port.  It is now learneds that should the  strike continue the civic authorities will  ask the Government to replace the  militia with regulars.  SIX KILLED AT DETROIT.  Grand Trunk Train Crashes Into a  Crowd.  Detroit,   May 4.���The Grand Trunk  Pan-American nyer from Chicago ran  .   TELEGRAPHIC  BREVITIES.   -  Turkish troops captured a band of_ 300  Bulgarian insurgents.  The Santa Maria volcano m Guatemala  Is   again   in   active   eruption.  Emperor "William's visit to the Pope  was made with great ceremony.  During the last five months there were  328 deaths from tho plague in Mexico.  A negro saloon' 'waiter iii New York  shot . three policemen, ' ^txvo" of whom  died.,- ,      , ,  It is reported that Ira D. Sankey, the  evangelist,^ v, ho has been ill, Is permanently  blind  The Ficsbyteiy of Montreal-.passed aVo-  solution disapproving of the bill to tax  Chinese immigrants $500.  The body of Mrs. Joan-ta Hatton, a patient who 'escaped from'the Brockville  hospital,   was  found  in* the   liver.  The Ontario Go\crnmont have purchased the Hatch farm at Woodstock as a  site for the new hospital for epileptics.  Tho Gordon-Shay Opei a Company, is  stranded at Montioal It is repotted that  a lively fight took placo between some of  the men of the troupe.  The C.'P. R. stoamci Lake Champlam  will clear fiom Montreal to-day with a  cargo of giam and passengers, and will  be the first ocean vessel of tho season to  leave that port.  The following Provincial appointments are gazetted ���D. .M Brodie,  Massey, a Police Magistrate in and for  the drstrict of Algoma ; Dr. C. F.  Smith, St Mary's, an associate Coroner in the County of Peith : R. J. Sims,  Ottawa, ancl Alexander Stevens, Delta,  to be notaries public. Isaac M. ^Clcnr-  ens, New Hamburg, to be Clerk of the  Fourth Division Court of Waterloo  County.  , 1.. 1 -1  MORE MEN QUITTING WORK.  Refusing  to   Work -With   Non-Un-  ionists. "���  Toronto, May 4. ��� The local  strike situation assumed greater  proportions -on Saturday, _ and  the indications arc that there will be  a general tie-up of the building trade  this week. The fact that the bricklayers, stonemasons and stonemasons'  laborers have quit work on account ol  the builders' laborers' strike has materially strengthened the position ol  the slrikeis. who have refused to corn-  promise wrth the employers- On May  Day the stonemasons, the stonemasons.'  helpers and the stone setters returned  to work as usual, but on Saturday many  of them laid aside their tools, because  several employing contractors endeavored to fill the places of the striking  laborers and carpenters with men whe  could not produce the union card._ As  a consequence of this actron the situation in the building.trades has_ assumed a more serious phase, and in some  cases private builders have cancelled  their contracts with the contractors  have engaged union labor, and are proceeding to complete their structures  under their own supervision.  When the roll was called in the different meetings on Saturday about 1,90c  men answered their names. In addition to this there arc about 500 bricklayers. 200 stonemasons and stonemasons' laborers. 100 city teamsters and  THE MARKET REPORTS. "   ;  Grain* is -Higher���The   Live' Stock  ..Trade���Latest ..Quotations.' ,..  ���    Saturday Evening, May 3. J  Toronto St. Lawrence Market. -  ��� Tlio total grnin on tho market amounted  to 1,500 bushels, Receipts in all lines woro  heavier and trade won generally'brisk.  Wheat���Two hundiod bushels-of whits  sold at 78V4c per bu*��hel; 300 bush of rod  sold at 73V{c, and 300 bush of goose sold  at l!7e. *- -  Barley���Ono hundred bushels sold at 43o r  por bushel. " > v    .  Oats���Six hundred bushels sold at 35%q  to SC%c per bushel. *      ���  Droasod Hogs���The market continues  stoutly. IJght-welght hogs aro quoted at  $8.60 to $8.75 per cwt, nnd heavies at I7.2S  to "7 BO. ;       s   , * , " ,  Buttor���A large number of 'farmers ha* ,  butter  on   tho   maiket  to-day,, ancTs tho  .  .stalls  were  well ,crowdoclo with    buyers.  Pound rolls sold at about 21c to 24c, and  largo rolls at Ifie to 20c per lb.  Eggs���Were    fairly plentiful.    New-lal*   ;  sold at 12V&c to 15c por dozen.  Hay���About 30 load** were on the market No 1 timothy sold at $12 to $11 per  ton, "-'and mixed or clover was steady at  $6 to $9. ', *  Straw���One load was sold at $9 per ton.  1 Cheese^ Markets.  'Cowansville,, May   2 ���At     tho ' weekly ,  meeting of the District of Bedford Dairy  Association,  held heie to-day, 17-cieam-  erres oifered 807 boxes butter, 20 factoi ies   ���  offer ed 543 boxes cheese    Wilier and Riley  secured ii  boxes   of butter at lS'/ic  and ,  105  boxes 'choose at 11  9-10c.    Gunn  and  Langlois secured 37S  bo-ies of butter  at  l!>}tc and 5*5 boxes at lSHc.   Hodgson'Bros,  secured 70 boxes  buttor  at  lS^lc and  95   -  at ISc, and 10S boxes cheese at ll%c,  28  at  ll%c, 'and 106  boxes  at ll%c.    A.  W.  Grant seemed 18 boxes at 11 9-ldc, IS boxes  -  at ll*Jic, and S5 boxes at ll%c.   A. A". Ayor  & Co.  secured .103/boxes,butter at lS^-c,  and ~D.   A. .-McPlieison '&   Co.   secured ���  35 boxes butter at lS-Jic; 97 boxes butter J.l  and   13  boxes   cheese   were   held ""over.        ;  Belleville, May 2 ���At the meeting of the  Cheese Board held heie to-day thero  weie offered 3.15 boxes white'cheese, April  make.    Sales were 112 boxes  at 12 I-I60  Canton, NY," Miy 2.-Offered, 441  boxes large, 340 boxes twin cheese 73-1  tubs butter. Large cheese sold at Illic,  twins at 11%C  butter at 20c.  Cornwall, May 2 ���Nine 'hundred and  twenty-nine bm.es of cheese weie boarded at the Com-xxall Cheese Board to-day,  of which ���"�����" were white and 304 colored;  all sold at ll%c. T-,ovolI and Christmas  got 67, Hodgson Bios 499, and James Alexander 263.  Watertown, N Y , May 2 ���On the Cheese  Board to-dav 1,572 boxes of cheese sold at  lVAc,   -ex ith lie  mling. ,  East Buffalo Cattle Market,  East Buffalo, May ." ���Cattle���Receipts.  100 head; market nominal. Veals ��� Receipts, 130 head, 2oc loxver, tops, fG 25 to  Sb 50, common to god, $1 50 to sG 15 Hogs���  Receipts, 0,200 head, active and 10c to 15o  lowei, heavy, $7 15 to 57.25, new, $7 80;  mixed, $7.15 to $7 20, Yoikers ancl pigs,  $7.10 to $7.13; roughs, $1. i,"i to "(..lO, stags,  $1 75 to $5 25. Sheep and lambs���Receipts,  7.J0O head, steady, top Iambs,' $7.25 to  $7 35, culls to good, %4 to $7 15,^yeailings,  $5 50 to $G, exves, $4 50 to $4 75, sheep, top  mixed, $4 75 to $3, culls to god,x$J to $4 70.  New Yoik, May 2.~B^eves ��� Receipts.  12; all direct, no trading .to-day. xvExports  ���1,500 catlte and-S.fiOtl-.quarters of beef.  Calves���No receipts and no trading, feeling steady. Sheep and lambs���Receipts.  1,930; sheep slow to a shade.lower; lambs  steady but quiet; a bunch of-clipped sheep  at 51.62V4; unshorn lamb3'*at $7:50; clipped  do, $5.50 to $7.15; " clipped'*,culls, > $4.50;  spiing lambs, $7 50. Ha^s���Receipts, 2,387;  no sales reported.       -- **��� I,' * V -""     -   *"���  Chicago Live Stock.-17    . y    '. '  Chicago,   May  2.���Cattle������Receipts,   100: *  good to prime steers nominal. $5 to $5.50;  poor to icvdlum, $4 25 to $5; 'Stockers and   *  feeders, J.T'.S to $5.10;  cows. $1.50 to $4.25:    ,  heifers. -��2o0 to $5: cannera, $1.50'to $2 80r  bulls,   >2o0   ta$4E0;   calves. '$260,*to   $G:  Texas  feci steers,  $4  tn  $175     Hogs���Re-  selpts, 8,030; esUmated Monday, 30,000: lott.  3,500;  weak  tn  middle  lower;  mixed and  bulcheis',  $0 80  to  $8 50;   good   to  choice,  heavy.  $7 to $7.10;  rough heavy, $6 10  to  $0 20;  bulk of sales, $tf.85 to $7.06.    Sheep���  Receipts, 1,000; steady, lambs steady; good  to  choice wethers,  $IJii_to  $5.50;   fair  to  choice nil\-ed, $3.75 to $1.25; western'Sheep,     ,  $IW) to $.".30,  native  lambs. $4.60 to $0.90;  western lambs, $100 to $6.90.   ���*!      s.  Leading Wheat Markets, i     J  Closing previous clay. Closing to-d.ay.  Cash. May.  Cash*.  May.  7S*6, ��..  Chicago     New York    Toledo   Minneapolis .. .  DuluHi, 1 haid ..  do No. 1 nor. .  Milwaukee, 2 noi  Detioit, 2 icd ...  St. Louis   7i>  70%  79',i  77%  79'/>.  7G-;i  71  82  75 '  74%  77%  7(irt  70&  75%  78  19  78%  -75-)��  SO  Tl  British Markets.  ���- *-*!n*txiirv^  kmm >^.,n>�� ,M 1.11....*rr ��>..  Liverpool, May 2.���Close���Wheat,. spot  firm. No 1 standard California, per cental, OS 8V��d to Cs 9d; Walla, 6s 6d to 6a  CVid, No. 2 rod winter, tis 2d fo 6s 4%d:  No. 1 northern Manitoba, no fctock; ta-,  turos steady, May, l.s 1-hd valuej July, 63  4%d value. Corn, spot firm, ��� mixed American, per cental, now, Is 7%d; futures  inactive, May, 4s b%d value; June, 4s 4%d  nominal; July, 4s 4%il value, ^lour, Minneapolis, 20s 9d  to 22s. ',  London, May 2 ���Close���Whoat, on passage, firm but not active; LaPlata, t.o.  r.t.,' steam, passage, 27s 9d paid; parcels  No. 1 hard Manitoba, shipment within  fortnight, 30s 4%d paid; May, 30s *pa!d.  Wheat, English country markets of lyea-  torday firm. Corn, on passage, flrm\but  not active. Weather in England unsettled. Monday's imports to United Kfng-  ���*������  wheat. 1,752.000 bushels; corn-. !'"���*,���*���*&  ���J  W|fc,,ift&UJWCS"HCPIU|?gq>���  ��*TK-crai8��wfflrs^r-<^. '* c  ��  Anecdotal.  Tho death of LI Hum? Chans recalls'  ���many stories ol th* "gi^nd old man" ot  China. None la more amusing-���and  none more to the point, seeing* that his  ' -final illness was superinduced by devouring a whole roast duck���than tha  following: While In England LI was  presented with a valuable teriier by the  then Prince of Wales. Latei the Princa  received a special lottei of acknowledgment, in which the Chinaman thanked  Albert Edward for his present. "I enjoyed" him very much," --concluded the  letter. Piesumably the poor terrier  toad met with a far different fate from  eny that had (been thought of by tha  Prince in making the present. i  * Tact is by no' means a common pos-  aesslon. A man who was bicycling In  Southern Fiance was pushing his machine up a steep hill when lie overtook  a peasant with a donkey cart who wan  making but little progress, though the  donkey was doing his best. The benevolent cyclist, putting his left hand  ���against the back of the cart <and guiding his machine with the other hand,  pushed ho hard that the donkey, taking  fresh com age, pulled his load up to the  top successfully. Tlie summit reached,  the peasant burst Into thanks to his  benefactor. "It was good of you, indeed,  i monsieur," he protested. "1 should nev-  - er in the woild have got up the hill  s ,^vlth only one donkey." t , j  Abe Lincoln, though captain of a  company of Illinois jvolnntceis enlisted  during an Indian upilsing under ."Black  Hawk," knew veiy little of military  rules.    One   day  he   was   drilling  hia  'men, and they -were marching twenty  abreast across a field, when he wished  to pass (through ~ a gato Into the  next field. "I could not for the life of  me," said Lincoln1 afterwards,' "recall  the proper 'word of command for get-(  "ting my'company endwise so that it  could get through the gate; so, as we  cam* near the gate I shouted: This  company'Is dismissed for ��two minutes, when It -will fall In again on the  other side of the gate.' " When'he became a gieat public man, Lincoln told  no etory with more gusto than he did  this one. ' '  The bridge-builder with Stonewall  Jackson's* army was a rare character,  if the following story be true: The Union soldiers, retreating from the valley  of Virginia, burned a bi ldge over the  Shenandoah. Jackson, who wanted to  pursue, sent for his old bridge-builder.  _ "Sir," he said, "you must keep men at  work all day and all night, and finish  that bridge by to-monow morning.,. My  engineer''shall give you a plan." 'Old  Miles saluted and withdrew.   Early the'  -next morning the general sent for Miles  again. "Well,''sir," said Jackson, "did  ���the engineer give you the plan~*for the  bridge?" "General,|" said the old man,  slowly, ''the biidge is done; I don't  know" whether -the picture is or not."  A well-known Scotch "meenister"  took up golf, and, despite great practice, could not succeed in passing the  tyro stage. His simple exclamations of  "Tut, tut,'7 "Oh, clear, now," "Well,  well," and the like' were plain evidences of a pei airbed spn it. One day,  when the perspiration *- flowed freely  from his lofty brow and his honest  countenance' shone with  a lustre  and  United States fiewater OH-Mur PMoivet  word tha otb��r day *fchat �� fti-aa-d, Wie>  had been supposed to have appaaurUtil-  tis, was autferinff not ��coaa Ah&i oil-;  ���ment, but from acute indtaavattMi.  "That Is good news," said the IReawitar.  "I1 rejoice that the trouble Ilea in t�����  ta*bl�� of contents rathea* Umn _, the  ���appendix," t   ���  Samuel. Rogers, the poet, told -of an  Englishman and a Frenchman .who  had to light a duel. That they might'  havo a better chance of.mistfing ono  another, they were to flght in a. dark  room. The Englishman fined u/p the  chimney and bi ought down the Frenchman! "When I tell this story In "Paris,"'  added Rogers, "I put the Englishman  up the chimney."    "  James G. Blaine used to tell'this  etory: Once In Dublin, towaid the end  of the opera, Satan was conduotlng  Faust through a trap-door which represented tire gates of Hades. Hia Majesty got through all right���he was  used to going below���but Faust, who  was quite,.stout, got only about halfway In? and no squeezing xx ould got  him any farther. Suddenly an Ii Unman In the galleiy exclaimed, devoutly, ('Tliaiik God, hell Is full."  When Moses'Colt -Tyler, the* celebrated piofesssor of history at Cornell,  was an Instructor at the University ot  {Michigan, he hud charge of a cl. ����� In  English that as-semfoled at 8 oMoclc  a.m. One raxv Febiuaiy morning at  roll-call, he lead the'name of "Mr.  Bobbins," a member of the class, without getting an answei. -Air. Rob ns,"  he repeated In a slightly louder voice.  Still no reply.' "Ah;" said the Instructor,1 with a quiet smile, "come to  think of It, It is lather early for robins." . . . - -  - Once during a heated debate between  Senator Joseph B.* Foralcer, of Ohio,  and Senator Joseph W. Bailey, ,of  Texas, the question of law in Texas  and law In Ohio came up. The passage -became warm. Foiaker, by way  of a parting shot, told Bailey that If  he would come to Ohio he would learn  a great deal of law that he did not  know. ,"If there ls_so very much law  ���to be leai ned In " Ohio," remarked  03alley,7'l must advise the Senator to  spend all his spare time there. He  needs it"        ( ,  A somewhat apocryphal anecdote'of  Sir Wilfrid Launer is going the rounds'  of the United States press., During the  last general .elections, at is related, a  Quebec Liberal whose acquaintance  wiith Sir Wilfud was only political,  tseiiit this telegram to his * leader?' who  was In Ontano on a speech-making  tour: "Report in circulation in >this  ���county that jour children havo not  been "baptized. Telegraph denial." To  Which despatch the-Premier sent this  reply: "Sony, to say report ia correct  I have no childien "     _ j  Dr. MaoNamara, in his collection of  chdld stones, tells one concerning that  ���wonderful dream of 'Jacob's and  the  angels going up the ladder to Heaven  "Please, sir," asked one of the boy3 in  ,the class to which the story was being  rehearsed,  "why did, the angels want  'jto go up  the lat'der when  they had  wings?"   This nonplussed the teacher,  who took a strategrc movement to) the  , rear by saying, "Ah, yes!   Why?   Per-  radlance which, alas! was not due to r (haips one of the boys can answer that "  calmness of soul, but rather the heat  of the sun and his laborious efforts to  move the obstinate gutta-percha from  its etation on the tee, he was tempted  to Indulge in strong language. '"Dear,  dear, hut I'll have to gie it up. I'llliave  to gle it up1" he said at last, with a  despairing look at the iball.    "Give up  the game,  Mr.  D !"  exclaimed his  friend, who had been a witness of his  attempts. '   "Na,  na,   the  meenistry,"  c  answered the other, with a sigh.  An hotelkeeper In the Catskills put up  a sign as an adveitisement- "Fifty dollars will be paid to anyone who'caa  heart this hotel for two dollars a day."  Not long afterwards a slick fellow arrived. He occupied a room and took  three square meals; then he vanished.  The proprietor, had him ai rested by tha  village constable, under the charge of  defrauding or "beating" his hotel. The  fellow hiied-a country lawyer, who  promptly sued the landloid for the fifty  dollars rewaid, claiming that it was a  fair game, as he had "beaten" the  house for the two dollars a day. The  prisoner, Ibeing discharged, gave the  claim for fifty dollars to the lawyer for  his fee. "The lawyer sued, and, In the  course of events, being indebted to the  Judge, turned the claim over to him.  His Honor went piomptly to tha hotel  to board out the bill, and on Sunday  had the landlord at tested for contempt  of court because there was! no chicken  pie served.  That-the proveiblal absent-minded  professor Is sometimes ably abetted by  his wife is illustrated by a story told  of Professor Bunsen. One evening,  about the usual hour for retiilng, he  took it Into his head to run over to tha  olub, Just as he and madam were returning from an evening call. "But,"  qaid the lady, "I must have the front  door locked befoie I letlre." This  emergency staggered the professor, and  as he looked bewildered at his wife, the  lady, seized with' an inspiration, continued: "I'll go in and lock the door and  throw you the key from the window."  Thla programme was ca led out, and  ���when he reached the club he professor  related the incident to a Mend as evidence of hia wife's unusual sagacity,  ������^he friend greeted the story with a roar  *>! laughter. "And why, my dear professor," he said, "did you not simply  admit y r wife, lock the door from  ���he outside and come away?" "True,"  ���ejaculated the learned man of science;  "w�� never thought of that." The climax of the Incident was reached an  hour later when, returning home, tha  professor discovered that i-he lady, in  her excitement, had" thrown out tiio  ���war-sag key.  And one did.    "Please,  sir," said  he,  "because they was a-moiting."  Thomas A. Edison is deaf, but, like  many whose hearing is defective, ho  sometimes understands what Is said  when it is least expected. There were  visitors one day at his lalbo. atory, to  whom, as usual, he was pjlite, al-  ���ihougCh busy, and he patiently answered many questions unnecessarily  shouted at him. Finally, one of the  visitors, the humorist of the party,  said to another: "I bet he'd hear If  we ask him to have a drink.", "Yes,"  said Edison, looking directly at the  man and smiling, "I would; tout no,  thank you, not to-day."  Sf. THOMAS MAN  Tells His Friends to Use Dodd's  Kidney Pills for Kidney       *-���  Pains       " ,  Lifebuoy Soap���disinfeotant���ic strongly  reeotnmeaded by the medical profession aa  ,a Mfegiucd'against infections diseases.     M  Lew Dake, well-known Hotel-keeper, gives his experience with  Canada's great Kidney Remedy.  St. Thomas, Ont., May 4.���(Special) ���Eveiybody in St Thomas and  the surrounding country knows Lew  Dake, proprietor of the Dake House  and one of this railway ccnUe'.s most  popular crtrzens, and many people  know that for years he was the victim of a very aggravated form of  Kidney Disease, 'i o-day he is a sound,  healthy man. He used Dodd's Kidney Pills.  Speaking of the matter recently, Mr  Dake said.  "I had been troubled for over five  years with my Kidneys and pains in  my back. Nothing I used,could give  me any relief till hnally on the advice of a friend I started to use  Dodd's Kidney Pills.  "By the time I had finished one box  the pains and Kidney Disease were  gone. That is over five years ago  now, and as I have had no return of  the trouble since, I think I am safe  in concluding that the cure was permanent.  "I advise-all my friends, who are  troubled in the same way to use  Dodd's Kidney Pills."  Dodd's Kidney Pills cure all stagee  of Kidney Disease frpm Pain in the  Back to Bright's Disease.  The Czar's Love Story.  Commenting on tho imperial manifesto  just' published, in which the C/ar announces his decision to giant religious  freedom to all his subjects other  than those of the ort'liodox faith,  and to unpiove the conditions of  village life and of the t local nobility and peasantry, William E. Cuitrs  says: "Russia hits made gi cater progress  toward civilization��� and civil and lelrgi-  ous liberty duirng_the brref time that  NielroW haa been "ruling tlhan during  tire entire reign^of any of his predecessors, and it is largely due to .the, influence  of the Czarina, who was the favorite  granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and i=  a wise, intelligent and good woman. During his boyhood, like the oi dinnry prince,  Nidliolas III. was a veiy wild fellow, and  when about twenty-one he contracted an  alliance with a Polish dancer, much to  the chagrin and sorrow of hia father ancl  mother. She was, hoxvevei, a generous  arrd (Sensible woman, and undoubtedly  her influence over the prince imperial was  good. They ,hnd' tlnce cliildierr, and  we're still Irving as shusband and wife  when Alexander III., the late Czar, went  to his death-bed at the beautiful countij  puhice near Sebnslopol. For several  years the parents of Nicholas III. had  been hunting through the courts of Eu-  ropo for a suitable biide for their son,  and finally "selected Alix of'IIesse, the  daughter of Alice, the-loveliest of all  Queen "Victoria's children, who, as you  may remember, died    fiom    diphtheriii  'some years ago, which she contracted  while nursing her babies when thoy weie  ill with that dreadful disease. "-The  Czarina Dowager, who is a sister of the  Queen of England and the daughter oi  that best ot all living monarebs, King  Christian of, Denmark, had been very  fond of Alix from childhood, and for several years had been anxious to bring  about her, marriage with Nicholas. The  latter was not only willing, but eager to  mairy the young German princess, because she was beautiful in person, attractive" in manner, amiable in disposition, and as much* admired as any mem  ��� ber of the royal families in Europe., Alix  however, stubbornly denied his suit. The  Polish actress made it impossible for her  to accept the Russian throne, and no-arguments or pledges had any effect upon  her. She declined to' accept 'a (husband  who .already had a wife and-three ,cliil  dren, to whom he seemed to be devoted,  even if an imperial crown was offered as  a wedding present. When Alexander III  lay dying he sent for Alix to come to his  bedside. What occurred between them  nobody knows, except, perhaps1, Nicholas  and his mother, but soon after it was an  nounced that a marriage had been ar  ranged and that Alix of Hesse would be  the next Empress of Russia.   The Polish  actress and her children* were sent away,  given a beautiful resrdenceson tlhe shores  -of tlhe Black Sea, and she has smce mar-  lied'an officer of the'army.    Nicholas  and his .bride have been as happy and  ' devoted as anyone could wish. The only  drawback to their happrness has been  the lack of an heir to the throne. They  have four daughters, but no sons."  A Fireside Dialogue.  The Anglo-Saxon Conquest.  If language is a true measure of eon-  quest, the Anglo-Saxon is rapidly conquering the European continent. "High-  life," pronounced "hig-leef," has long been  in use; "lo1 sport" and "il yacht" are  every-day matters in Italy; continental  papers talk., casually of "il globe-trotter"  and "il reporter;" and "meetings" has  usurped idle place of all Latin synonyms,  and in Italy gets.its plural regularly���  "nieetingai," like any other good Itahan  noun. An enterprising shop, calling itself "The Handy Things Company,",advertises an ice cream fieezer, "The Easy."  A fresh Anglicism introduced lately  created little short of a literary tumult  in Rome. The first subway in the "Eternal Crty," a short passage under the  Quirinal hill, was lately opened to the  public; who promptly chiistened it, "II  Tunnel." Patriotic indignation was  twakened. "Tramway" had been accepted,  but indignant professors and students besieged the Roman papeis, demanding to  ���uioxv what had become of "trafoio" or  ���galleria," good Italian words, and where  this English madness was to end. Nevertheless, "il tunnel" thus far hold3 its  own.  A. writer to an important Roman paper  recently published an article bearing the  singular title, "At Flat," in which she described the meaning of "these two mys-  teiious syllables, among the less familiar  of tlfose English phrases relating to domestic life, such as 'home,' 'comfortable,'  'cozy,' 'luncheon,' 'five o'clock tea,' and  the hke."  "At flat" she explained to mean living  "a piatto," like certain trimmings placed  "a piatto" upon a gown, and she discovered tlie term to have a deep psychological significance, implying a mode of  existence in strata, which English people  delighted in.  English is invading the schools, also;  one continental collegetinow allots five  hours, where formerly it allotted two  hours' work, to English and German.  Little Boy (offering a glass of water)  ���Please drink this, mister.  Caller���Certainly, but why do you  wish me to take it ?    x  Little Boy���Because    mother    says  that you drink like a fish, and I wanted  to see how it looks.���The Wrinkle.  ��  "I'm afraid your friend is not a man  of much depth."  "He ain't, eh," said Colonel Strlwell  pf Kentucky. "I want to tell you that  if that man had as much liquor outside  him as he can put inside, he'd be in  danger of drowning."���Washington  Star.  "My uncle died yesterday, sir, and I  want you to officiate. Can you say  something nice about him r"  "But I didn't know him."  "Good! You're just the man."���  Life.  SCENE���A small room, a cosy fire,  two chairs near together, a footstool.  On the footstool two large slippers,  fully occupied. Behind the slippers a  man. In the man's mouth a cigar. In  the other chair a woman, thinking.  < ,TIME���Night.  Sounds of a damp, cold drizzle upon  the window panes. ,  ,   Otherwise   silence. ,  She speaks: George, we need a new  carpet for the dining room.  He���'M'h'm.  ,  She���Well; we do!  He���I said we did.  A pause. '  1 She���You ought to have a. new froci  coat.  ^ He���Yessum.  She���You don't seem very enthusiastic over my suggestions. >  He I'm   enthusiastic,   dear,   but  1  try not to be foolishly optimistic. As  to the frock coat, I think I present a  pretty.waim appearance in the clothes  I have'on. -.  She���Why, they are two years old,  Everybody knows you In thern.  Her-Woll, I'm no Pat Crowe. I've  no leason to deslie a disguise.  A^paw-'c.   He puffs the cigar wdth an  air of great contentment.      "   ���  ,'She���Gcoige, Is that a good cigar?  He���Not very. Good enough,, though.  Tin oe-f'r-a-ijuart'r.  She���How many have you smoked  to-day?  He���Three.   And two pipes. 'Sunday,  no pipes and four clgais.  ,A long silence. ���" ,  She (explosively, with an air of triumph)���It costs you a hundred dollars  a year.   r >     ��� '  He  (startled)���What does?  ,   She���Tobacco does.   In twenty years,  if you didn't smoke,  you'd have two  thousand dollars, without counting Interest. /  He^-My, that's so! You'ie an arithmetical prodigy, my dear. , But old  Jenkins hasn't smoked for sixty years  and he hasn't got thirty cents.  She���I do wish'you'd he serious,  George. You stopped it altogether for  six weeks, and you said you could keep  on stopping forever if you wanted to.  If you oah stop Just as well as1 not,  ���why don't 'you?    ��� \ <<  <  He���It's quite the other -L way.   If I  felt that I couldn't stop I'd stop just  to prove that I could.    It's because I  1 can stop that I don't feel the need of  stopping. -   ;  She '(with delicate sarcasm)���How  logical men are, aren't they, dear? So  vmuch more so than women!  He���Being logical outside' of businesr  hours , Is a luxury I've' managed t*  dispense with. ���  , 'She���Well, if you can't be logical, I  can,^ and there's' no logic in smoking  when you don't need to,"' and when you  need new clothes and can't afford  them. >  He���No logic, dear, but an awful lot  sOf comfort.   Did you ever hear of Byron's  famous  ode . -,      * i,  Sublime   tobacco,   that   from   east   to  west,  Cheers the tar's labor and the Turkman's rest ? x (  She���Your comparisons are unfortun-  'ate, George, dear. The tar. Is said to  have a wife in every port and the  Turkman keeps a harem. Besides,  I'm sure that Byron is the last poet  that anyone could look tto for advice  on such a subject. You never heard  of Longfellow praising tobacco.  He���Well, then, let me tell you what  happened' during the Santiago campaign. Our soldiers were in the trenches on top of that hill, you know, waiting for Cervera to go out, or for  Schley to come In, or for Shatter to  climb out of his hammock and cheer  up, or something. They hadn't a bit  of tobacco among them, not even a  chew^ and they were wet and cold and  down on their luck. They believed  Spain  was  going to win.  What do you think happened ? On  the fourth day a commissary wagon  threw off a box of tobacco by mistake, thinking it was a box of that  Eagan beef. Everybody smoked up.  One man was writing his will. When  he had smoked for half an hour ha  tore up his will and wrote a letter to  his sweetheart. t Matthews was there  and he says he never saw such a  change in his life. After they got tha  tobacco if anyone had mentioned th��  possibility of the Spaniards winning-  he would have had his head, punched.  Matthews says that if he ever runs a  war he will think of tobacco for tho  soldiers flist and rations afterwards.  However, that's not the only tobacco  poetry I know.   Here's another:  Tobacco is a filthy weed,  And from  the devil came  the seed;  It   soils   your    pockets,   spoils    yoiu  clothes,  And makes a chimney of your nose.  Also, I know another, a long one,  all about the Indian weed, withered  Quite, green at noon, cut down at  night, shows thy decay, all flesh in '  hay,' thus think, then smoke tobacco,  I always liked that poem. It's so  solemn. It makes you leilect on tha  shortness of life and on the necessity  of getting all your smoking done here.  She���Proceed, do!  He^���Thank you, dear. I now oom��  .to the evil lesults of tobacco. Tobacca  contains nicotine, a violent poison, so  violent that it is said that a drop <������*  it on the end of a dog's' tall will kill  a man.  She���How could It, you goose?  He���I'm sure I don't know, but 3  saw in the paper the other1 day where  a * league   of   Frenchmen   formed    to  stamp out the use of tobacco   She 1 didn't think Frenchmen used  tobacco.  He���They don't. They smoke cigarettes. Well, this league, as I wan  saying, performed some experiment*.  They inoculated three rabbits and a  rat with a mild solution of nicotine.  Whaddo you think happened?  She���Go on, silly!  He���Well, the  moral character     ol  these animals fell off frightfully.   Zl  was something; fierce.   Their Sunday I  aobool   attendance  became    Imsrslaa'  and tiiclr ��&znM*��9 w��r-�� nefflt��t��t2. Ttea  paper says that anybody who keeps a  rabbit can verify this statement lfi'tha  rabbit smokes ���     "  '* She���Sh-h-hl That's the door belt  Why, it's Mr. Matthews. Do, come ub1-  by the fire, Mr. Matthews, and taka  that Monls chair Geoige; felve^Mr/  Matthews si cigar. I.do.so like to sea*  men contented!���P. I\T. P,v in Syracuse  "Post-Standaid."    * - -  She���Well, dear, aftei that you must  acknowledge that you me a fool I He���  Lalways knexv it, dailing.rbut���until T  married you���I managed to'keep It �����.  aeciet v tJ.  ',. Height of Mountains. *  _    i  *��� i  Explorers have to depend on two oir  three methods oi estimating the height  of,mountains.   The' favontu resource ia  the  barometer, 'which  shoxxs   the' pres-  srno   of    theJ an,   and    xxhose     read--^  mgd,    therefore, diminish _ rn   a    fairlyit  rngs,   threfore,   diminibli,, in, a   fairly-'  regular' fashion   xxith   elevation.   . Unfortunately,-though,   this  instrument ia!  not   infallible, x  In the that place,-��� evea "  at sea level, in  middle, latitudes tiiera- ''  are   constant 'fluctuations,in   pressure,!  owing to the movement of "highs" ana:  "lows."   Viuiatiohs also occur at feline*  up to a height of a mile or two.   These* ���  glow  gradually   imperceptible     as' on*,,  ascends, but it is doubtful whether abe����'  lute uniformity exists day after day anA-  month aftei month throughout the yeait^  at such altitudes as four and five mile*.-"  Consequently, it piovokes a smile to se��  the gazetted s attempting such precision.,  as is indicated  in   the  statement  that .  Mount Eveiest/in the Himalayas, is 2>V  002 feet high I -,   ) "     ^ .,������-���'  Another plan makes .use of the thea**  mometer.   Water boils at a lower tern**;*,  perature   on   mountain   tops   than ��� OB -  plains.  ,To secure  the same degree of *  "hardness," an egg must1 be boiled longed  on 'Pike's Peak than in Denver. ��� Her*/  again, though, only a rough' approxima-"  tion can be effected; nothing like aoeur^-7  acy is obtainable. . Besides, the changes ,  in atmospheric pressure which invalidate-1  the indications  of  a  baiometer  would _  likewise cause a trifling variation in tW.;  boiling point of a given level, say l*f,0*00  ?feet.       *,_   \ ������.���.,.  _ A third method would seem "to'be a,  little more trustworthy, though this re-f  quires data that aie not^always avail-,,  able, and it, too, has its'diawbacks.   li  k surveyor knows the exact" horizontal'  distance' between  himself ^"and  a moun- <  tain, and his own "elevationV above seat  level, he can dcteimine the mountain'��  height by, measuring the angle between,  the linerof vision and a lure horizontal..  The gien't difficulty wrtlf such���an under--  taking is to get the'one lnipoitiuit factor ~  of distance,with  pieci&ion,  without  an"  amount of traveling and ti langulation i  which is almost impiacticable in a rango^  like the Himalayas. -Moicover, possibili-,>  ties of enoi  aie opened up by Aatmo3-  phenc refraction.    A peak may not.be-  exactly wheie it seems to be^n the surveyor's telescope.-- It may be above *or-  below that point. ' ,  Strll another source of miscalculation/  was discussed a few days agorby "Engl- ,  neering," a London publication.    When,  a  surveyor  attempts  to  determine  an  angle in a vertical plane he must be surtf  that the spirit level on his instiument is  absolutely   truthful.     If   any   unrecognized influence operates to aflect it, even-  to the most minute' degree,' the value ol  any computation based on the measurement of angles is impaired.    Something;  like thirty years ago two German pro-  'lessors, Fischer of Stuttgart and Hams.,  of Vienna, expressed the opinion   that  the nearness of great continental mosses*?  and especially of mountain ranges, w&ultj-,  exert   enough  lateral   attraction   on   a  plummet to  throw the line which ..suspended it out of a vertical position,   la ,  like manner it would tilt up the fluid in.'  a spirit level, w hich, like the plummet, ia-,  governed pnmanly by gravitation.   British surveyors m India denied this, ami'  held that a level was trustworthy aitez,  all.  Since that time, however, fresh datav  have accumulated tending to show thaiV,  though  the  German  expeits may have-  greatly exaggerated the amount of tho-  error, the latter, really exists    Major S��.  G. Burrard of the Biitish Royal Engineers, has been studying the matter carefully, and has just made the fcllowmg  statements.   At a distance of a hundred  miles or more from the base of the Himalayas he says, the plane of a level is exactly horizontal* at fifty miles it has begun to tilt; at ten miles the differenoa  may   amount   to   twenty-five   seconds,  while in the foothills it may be forty-*!  five seconds; and what it is in the heart  of the mountains "we do not know." On  the whole, Major  Burrard thinks thafc  the trouble would not call for a correction exceeding sixty  feet���a correction  that involves addition   to  the original  estimate���but lie adds that "the question  bristles with uncertainties and assumptions."  Mscher and Hann suggested that altU  tudes might be ascertained by counting  the number of pendulum beats in a days  m in measuring the flattening of th*  earth toward the poles. General Walkei"-  a British expert, declared that there  were deficiencies of matter, if not cavities, undei lying the Himalayas which  would make that plan inapplicable; out?  "Engineering" adds: "Subsequent research has upheld General Walker."  1*!  ''f  Vf  x., -  ,\  V  ���v&  fo-l.  %  ty-  {<'-,?  '1  %  i;  r  * 'i  i In a letter to Capt. Logie of Hamilton*  Sir Frederick Borden says no decision  has yet been reached regarding a kilted  regiment for that city.  During disturbances at Sepros, Bfun.-  gary, in connection with the election  of Judges, the gendarmes killed four an*  wounded several rioters.  A by-law to raise $35,G00 for school purposes was carried at Winnipeg, and another setting apart "1100,000 for the eie��Uo��,  of a contagious disease hospital was lost*  Major-General Baden-Powell has oaUeA  to Adjutant-General Corbin, U.S.A., a.  denial of reports crediting htm with publicly twitlcialng the United State* cavalry.  \  il. tr  "-=��� ���^tWJ**^=iTAfljUr -^n^.rJ'-T-^1knV^'*^i*^h'Lirii'."liii/'.  ��� A ' *t,    1.   ^���Slrf,*/' "i 11 *  11 i  ,'  ���'"  ��� -"^-fi^^^v^^  * ' 11 * "  '. , * "'**'  ' . ', \  ' 'i        i  1/1  A TUN"      13.'C.   i-SA'l'URnAV,    JTTVE    ?n,     -t-na  ' I  I i  i  I  *  7    (  ���   l  l      '  .PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  phuroli ol Knirlniid:  i-it. Mai tin's Uhiirc.li, cor. Third und Ti-nin-  ci'sticols. Sunday sor x'K'i's, Miitms tit 11 a.  ni., Kveiisoiisr 7sllO p. in. Culc*liration of Uol.x  Commtiuion, 1st SiiiiiIii.x in rucli month mid  on Sperml <-ii'i-itsioii<s. Siiinliij Si*li<i()l, Sim-  dt��x*'ut a p. in. Committee. Mciptinir'n 1st  Thin silux in ciic/l. iiiontjli.  1 I'i-x. I**. Ij. Sti-plipiison, Hector.  St. Amlroxx's Picslijlui'iun C'lirrrcli litilil  aerviuPh ��ix the Ulnnt'li on Siicoml Street.  , Moi'iilnir stM'xii'p nt II cx'ciiliisr si*i mco 7 ::U1  Suuilm Scliocil at tho closu oi tin* mornlugr  ssrylpp. Hex, IC. TnrliliiKttiii, iMiiiistpr. Krec  Kpivd.ntr Room, to xvliiuli nil lire xxpIvoiup.  Bicyoles?for lent���bicycle repairing���Pillman & Co.  t ,  Dawson Charlie,  of Caribou, intends coming in   to  spend July ist  ��� in   Discovery.    He   wili   enter   a  horse for the races, and  challenges  the "field.,"  Now" that your 'dump is washed  up, don't foi get to reckon your annual subscription to Tiik Claim as  one of your most deserving arrd  patient creditors.  C. W. Sawers, returned to A'tlin  after spending a pleasant winter in  Vancouver and Victoria. -   .  For the delicacies of the season  in fresh fruits arrd green vegetables  go to McDonald's Grocery.  , Dawrence DeWitt returned from  ��� the East. ' He has- beeirappointed  to succeed A. A. Johnson, as Mana-  ger'of the Columbia Hydraulic Co.,  on Spruce., Accompanying him  was, Mr. Meisner, from California^  who'will superintend the work.  Fishing Tackle of all kinds at  C. R. Bourne's.  f' -  ,    Frank  Brackett  was another of  of  the   returning   wanderers     by  u Wednesday's boat.    The  program  . for the season on the property of  the Atlin-Willow Creek Company  has not been definitely arranged  yet.  W. G. Paxton, Notary Public,  intends being in Discovery every  evening. ��� Office al-Pahner's, opposite Nugget Hall.  One of the passengers who, came  in on .the first boat, had a pretty  painful experience as well as a narrow escape. He fell off the train,  between the Summit and Log  Cabin, while going a full speed.  He luckily got -off, with a. few bad  bruises.  ' Fresh Downey's Chocolates at  C. R. Bourne's.  ' v Fresh eggs and butter at McDonald's Grocery.  C. B. Gaddis, who spent a season  here two years ago, came in on  Wednesday's boat, in the interest  of a company about to operate 011  lo.ver Spruce creek, under the  superintendence of Mr. Hasktt,  who also came in on Wednesday.  living 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 yau wash.  C. L. Blakemore, M. E., who  'came here- to report upon, the  property of the Consolidated! Spruce  Greek Placers, two yeans a*go��� is  a visitor to Atlin, and is. a guest at  the Royal.  Fresh fruit "and- vegetables- at  Fraser & Co?s.  Store to Rent ��� Apply at Tks  t^LALM. OlQce.  Remember tlurt.we'cannol wash  up bur winter dumps until -y��u  have cleaned up yours. iThe "V's"  on our books*won't do, to stand off  our grub bills any longer. -    .      '  Au .invitation 's extended by the  people of Skagway to the citizens  of Atlin district' to attend the celebration of Independence Day, July  .(.th, in their city.  Hay, grain and feed, in large or  small' lots to suit customers, at McDonald's Grocery.   , ,  , For the finest home-made bread,  trv that at McDonald's Grocery. r  ��� Several members- of the Skagway  Gun Club are willing to come to  Atlin if a match can be arranged  with the Atlin Gun Club.  1 -1  FOR* SADE ���Three hundred  feet of hydraulic canvas hose and  bra*.s nozzles���Apply this Office.  CLOSING OUT-CASH SA_C  $10,008 worth of Goods to be  Sold by July 1st.    ;   ,:��  BARGAINS  FOR   EVERYBODY.  ' : / A",Revo-"r.  1 A. C. Hirschfeld returned on the  first boat from Vancouver. _He  will resume the.management of The  Claim, which', during -the winter,  has been 'conducted-by D. Todd  Dees. . -       ���   - ,-  D. Todd Dees, in retiiiug from  the management' of .The Claim  with the publication 'of this issue,  begs to sincerely thank his many  friends and supporters < for the  kindly help and* assistance extended to him during the winter.  Our Stock has got to behold by July ist,  as we give up ppssession'oPo.ur '  , ' premises ,011 that date,  <���Li ,   Roots, Shoes, Hats, Men's Furnishings, Dry Goods, Etc,  ��� *���    ���  Groceries, '"Ammunition, Etc., Etc.  '        , ��� -���- ��� ..��� ,      J ,  BLACKETt &CO.  w  E   give special attention to Mail and Telegraphic Orders.  jfV 'i_>!ixOn.��r.  A Smoking^ Concert, iu aid of  the Atlin Fire Brigade, will be held  iu Dixon's Hall' on Saturday evening, next, 27th inst.  The Committee aie anxious to  purchase a hose reel, which is absolutely necessary for the protection of the town. The .Brigade  have heretofore been very much  handicapped by, lack of apparatus  with which tOi do effective wp.rk  and they ieel confident th^fc aa appeal to the citizens for a liberal  patronage will; meet with a hearty  response.  A strong programme will ,be arranged, and no one is barred by  age or weight from contributing a  treat, song or story. ��� Admission,  Fifty cents.  The R  ise an4 FalK  The lowest and highest tempera  tures recorded  'for the week ending  19th inst, are as follows : w  June   13  43  '6g.  �� 14  .  ���         4*".  70  .,, 15  41  72  , 16  39  V  \  17  43  7*  .  18'  42  76  , 19  41  76  ^���/���^   A    ��,  N. Oo,  ���9  ���ALASKA   "-..OUTE   SArLH&GS���  AGENTS  FOB  ^    '    ', Standard Oil Co/  Rose.of Ellensbury Butter,  The Cudahy Packing /Co.  Chase & ��� Sanborn's Coffee.  Groceries, Fruit & Vegetables���Crockery,*  .. Wholesale & Retail, ���<'  /   '  ''f  1 *      -      , v      �� ���* 1        v  The Ross-Hi{��{>ins Co.  Skagway, Alaska.  THE  CASH   MEAT   MARKET  C    ��� ���--��� -i���-������a- -���������*?*- ���-     --   -���   -   '���  3   -   ^ *���= ���      -" ' '   - ���" 1 t  '���.'"��� aot  feftc^Oife  - . First Street,   Atlin..  ,_  _ ���* '1  I KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES,  Wholesale   and Retail  ^  j*  j��  Russell    Hotel,  DIXON  BROTHERS,   ���*���*>   Proprietors  Pool   8c   Billiards,   Free.  FNhjhtiru"; and Teaming.       &       Horses and Sleighs for Hire,  LOUIS   SCHULZ,  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butcher  FIRST   STREET,/   ATLIN,   B,   G  The, following Sailings, are an-  nprniced for the month of June,  leaving Skag-way at 6\ p.ttuh or ����  arriviU, of the train .- .   t  , Princess May, June 6-, 16 & a6  Amur ���,   2, *2 & 2-2  For further informati^tt, apply or  write to   H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  ' Jyst Received this Week  ,'  A Large Consignment  of:  ' D*ry Goods Wall Paper  Oilcloth Wir-dow Shades  Potatoes Oranges '      Lemons  Carpets  Groceries  Fresh Vegetable*  All at the Lowest Market Prices,  "���if it  Nerthern Lumher �����*  Prioes for the Season 1903.  *    R&ugh, up to 8 inches, $35.  do       do     10      ,���,       40,  do,      t&0    12      ,,       45-. -s  Match,ed Dumber, $45.  Styfi|kcing,.$5.oo ptjr 1000 feet.  HOTEL VANCOUVER.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE'BEST  OF GOODS  Sam* Johnstone*  Prop*.  ���-.'���I  1


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