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 r/A  $i  ��� t  t i  A  VOL.   9-  ATLIN,  B. C.,'   SATURDAY,    JUNE    27,    1903'.'  NO. 206.  GENERAL   ELECTION.  1*-'  .Writ Issued July; \ 8th.,���, E* J. Thain -Appointed Collector  .    , Of Votes.  U. B.,R.  E.   Withdraw From Union ��� Damage  by Floods on Fraser  li     River ��� Terrible Loss'tofcife Caused by Floods''In Oregon: ���  * 1 *    .- ' ���-     '    ' , it-* 1  1 A/Cloudburst    Completely Destroys  the Town  of Heppner-���  t   ' ' . 'I   ,    J t r ���       , ** ' .      1     >      ,���   t     , ���       ^  . Masonic Grand Lodge Eleetion.   . , < ��      , , A v  A'General Election^  , , Vancouver, June 22nd. ��� Writ  issued for Pi ovinciaL Election on  July 18th., returnable not later  than November; 18th.-���New Legislature tomeet not- later, than'. January 2 ist.      <     - w,- 1  Appointment.  E. J- Thainhas been appointed  'Collector of Votes for the'Atln Dis-  -trict..        " ,, , "**-...'  . Fraser River Floods. ��� . '  - *    *    1**1 *���-*���.-  1        " '      ?'  ". The-Fraser River,has been rising.  "dangerously*" At'*Pitt Meadows,  the dykes are giving'.way,   already  v hiindreds'oi^ acres are 'inundated;  1 -outside of Pitt Meadows the dykes  /are"apparently, firm.'  Much 'dam-  -age done but not widespread or dis-  " astrous." "Water seems to be*sub-  - siding. *���-*-,'���*..  -   .      , s  - .������     ,       I  Presbyterian's' Selection.  '-    * -        ��.c���: , _ .     ,.t, 0  Dr. Fletcher, Hamilton, has  been elected Moderator General of  the Presbyterian .Assembly. ^  Fearful  Calamity..  Masonic Officers-Elected.  At - the Grand . Lodge Session  held in Vancouver the following  officers were elected: Esnor C.  Sharp, Master; W. J. Bowser, Deputy; T. H. Armstrong, Senior aud  G. Johnson, Junior Grand Wardens.  TheLadysmith Strike.  The residential portion of Heppner, Oregon has been' devastated  by floods; hundreds "of lives have  been lost and "details are heartrend-'  ing. TMany people were saved Ly  the heroism of a man who rode a  race with death at the head" of the  advancing flood in order to', warn  inhabitants of the danger.  Portland, Or.j���(Special.) The  latest report estimates that over  three hundred lives were lost in the  cloudburst7 catastrophe, one hundred and fifty bodies already' recovered. *- Dead being rushed to cemetery iii drays; no time for.ceremony  and���great 'danger of pestilence as  warm weather "is causing" .decomposition.    Leslie Matlock' is the hero  who rode ahead .of the  torrent  to  <        i  warn people of'their danger. ,  Only those living on? the higher  ground at'Heppner were saved, the  devastation caused by the flood is  indescribable. Bodies in unknown'  numbers lie buried" in piles * of  wreckage and the true extent of  the disaster may never be known.  *  UP TO THE PEOPLE.  Dawson Gold Shipped.  The first shipment of Dawson  gold comprises 14 boxes and several pokes, totalling $722,000.  The bulk was consigned to San  Francisco, only one box going to  Vancouver.  Will Fight.  Over two hundred men have  signed a petition to have Lady-  smith mines re-opened on old terms  existing before the strike. It is J  probable that Mr. James Duusmuir  will order work to be resumed at  once.  Joe Choynsky and Nick Burley  will fight this week at Dawson.  Joe will visit Atlin accompanied  by Mrs. Choynsky, on the return  trip.  More Floods.  Body Found.  Whitehorse, June 24. ��� The  body of Bud Larkins was found  floating on Lake La Barge, Mrs.  Larkius left on the Dawson for the  purpose of identifying the body.  Much damage is being caused by  the swollen rivers in the Klondike,  the piers and "slip of the Northern  Lumber Co's new sawmill on the  Klondike River aVe being washed  out.  DO NOT FORGET YOUR.  DUTY.   REGISTER .YOUR  YOTE AT ONCE.  M/WW\**^W<WWM*AM^VW^  '     . 1   '  A Public Meeting of citizens twas  called for Thursday evening last to  discuss the question of the le-or-  ganization of the Atlin Fire Department.;''''       ,7       7 ' ,  It was expected that,at the hour  named the Court House . would  have been filled, but -the large attendance of eleven persons betoken:  ed " something 'rotten'5in tlie State  of Denmark."       , Can it be possible that the" merchants and otheis of Atlin are in-  different to; the safe-guarding of  their own interests from the ravages  of fire? It must be.borne iu mind  that as the officers of the Fire Committee a few daj's ago .resigned  their offices, and , that without an  organization *of some kind, the best  equipped' fire 'apparatus in the  world is next to useless. This,  then is the position of'Atlin's Fire  Department, you have a fair,plant,  but no organization "to run it;���re-  suit: A fire���.engine?etc., n water, a  few [volunteers andscha'os.   r 'A, A'  "Another, and no" less important  phase of the-subject is - that of the  effect of organization .or. no organization, in the.question.of- insurance  rates. Since^the purchase of trie  fire engine and the" organization "of  an efficient crew with capable officers, the _insurance rates on both  property and stock have been very  materially reduced. \ If the citizens  do not now realize the outcome of  their apathy, they will pretty soon  with ,a- ['notice of cancellation"  from the Board of Fire Underwriters. t , Furthermore, "there .is. a  strong possibility thatre-insurauce,  if taken at all, iwili*wonly be taken  at an almost prohibitory rate..  We are in a position to state that  if the citizens will take the matter  up,with the same energy ns they  did two years ago they will find the  Government not only willing but  anxious to assist, and that, conditional upon liberal subscriptions  being made by the people; the Government Agent is authorized to  donate a certain amount towards  the fund. ,    . -  - A Public Meeting will be held on  Tuesday evening next, 30th inst,  at 8*30, in the Court House, and  the absolute necessity of a full and  representative attendance is shown  by the foregoing.  Mr. Cameron, of the Western  Engineering & Construction Co.,  of San Francisco, returned to Atlin  last Saturday. He will superintend  the construction and first operation  of the dredge about to be built for  the British - American Dredging  Co, A large amount of freight has  already arrived and is being hauled  to Gold Run as fast as it comes in.  The Company has secured the services of Mr. F. Satchell Clark, a  dredge-master of wide experience  in NeiV Zealand gold fields.  DOMINION DAY  ., AND   A "  4th. OF JULY SHORTS.  Will be Held at Discovery on  On. Wednesday Next '  A'Big 'Programme   ��� Sports   'of  '.   "' all Kinds  the Order , of   the  '      *-.       ' -' ' -      ',  Day. ���' ,-.,   *  ,. .' <���  ��� 1      ���'  I I,      I  ,      ... V,  f  <".  ,. I  ���cir"*!*/*-    1 ���(��"*-,�����i-fiTv  -*-'  The following programme shows  that our Discovery, friends*are sparing no efforts for the success the occasion deserves. No, doubt the  creaks and hills'will be deserted  and Atlin depopulated, in order to  speud a pleasant day audjto accept' -  'the hospitality for-which Mine >���  Hosts of Discovery arejso famous.   .-  A cordial  welcome "is extended  to  all, and everyone  should   turn ��� ',  out'to see our local sports and -ath-  '  letes battle for supremacy.   c , '���... ''<"  . '.'    ,--<' *' .A  '-    OFFICERS   OF-_THE   DAY/      " ���  ���   ���, "    A. ~" '-.'.'-'"    C-.VV--   , '  .,    s     t    President,: Mr. D.,Ross.*  'A'1^  i  V'?lst.-Vice-Presrd'ent : D. (J. Steward  ',y A   -  '-'   2nd. 4 .      .."*-,       .?red?Miller; f ' \  Judges: Messrs 'JT.'A._FraM3r, R7A. Lambert^ .T.  ^     ��     J, and W.'*S.*Paxtoni"f-   *' j/ tf      ^*  Clerks of pourse:' Messrs   VraiilcEiaekett?-"*-'  iA ..-   ,        audi.. B. Davies,*' ' *".'1??"'-"    ' ^  ,     ?     .  *'   Starter: W. H.Heal. .  Time Keeper: J. Frank Breeze.   , ,,  Committee: Messrs. J. Wolters, E. Sands,-F��  . Mobley.and H. W. HT��al.     .  Secj .-Tt eas: H. E. /3rou in. *"   A. *  - '  i*  PROGRAMME .OF   SPORTS.  '1 *��� .   -,-  10a.m.K Oration:  Kev.,F.  L. Stephenson in.' '  1 front of Pine Tree Hotel. '    ' '       \  10.30.   Putting: 161b Shot: 1st. Prize S7J30 2niU^  $2 50.   Pino Tree Hotel."        '    *," .  10.45.   Putting:.561b  Shot; $7.50; $2.50, PSne-,  Ti ee Hotel. , ������  11. Tossing Caber :��7.50; $2.50, Pine Tret*  Hotel. ' ?  11.15.   lOOjards, Open;'Pine Tree to B. 'C,    ,  '    Hotel.$li.60, "{,7.20 ( '       " '  11.S0.   100 yards', Miners; same course, $7.50j  $5.00.     '  11.45., Standing- Broad Jump; Koar NjmgBejb  .'  Hotel. 87.50 $2.50.  12. Hop, Step, and Jump, Same place $10,  $5,00 - ���    -" '  12.15.   Running Blood Jump;   -Same place,  '     S10,;$5.  12.30.   Running- High Jjrenp-, Samo place; 5-10;  '$5.      '  Trap  Shooting SLOG Entrance Fee; S20;  S10. ,  2. p.m. Panning.Contest; m front of Bulmor  ral Hotel, S.5,.  2.15.  .' Pick-a-buck Race; 50 yards, change  and return.   Finish, Gold House: $10,  1,30. Whoel Bairow Race; 50 yds,' chnbge  and return.  Finish, Gold House. $10.  2.45.   Boys'Race; Finish at Balmoral; $10,  S.p.m.Ladies' Race 50 jds,. Finish at Gold  House; $7.50; $2.50  3.15. Ladies' Slow Bicycle Eaco; 50 yds. Finish at Roj al Hotel; $7.50; $2 50,  3:30. Ladies'Bicyclo Raco 2*>0 yds. dismount  and return; Finish at Rojol; $7,50; $2.50.  3.4*5. Quarter mile Race; Royal to Pino Tree  512.50; S7.50.  4. Hurdle  Raco  120  jtirds.  S    hurdles.  Start at B. a Hotel; $10; $5.  4.15.   Saolc Race, StRrt nt Nugget; $7.50. $2.58  4.30    Pole Vaidt. Balmoral; $10.; $5.  ���4.45. Team Pulling Contest Handicap, GoliJ  House; $50.  fi. Pot Breaking Contest, for Ladies;  Royal; $7-50.; $-2.50.  0,30. Horse Raco: 1 out of 3 heats j Finish at  Royal; $S0.  5.15    Indian Race; Start at Royal; $10; ��5-  7. Football Mfttch-Atlln v Discover,: SSflV.  XJinee entries or noSiwlf��*lze.  '���.���> .  Ar  ��� i  ���-i  ,    i  -1' I  )'t  <?i  '<'*.,.  ^V^''  ,\U  i>-Ji  !(��'   I.t J^  Ai  rAA  '���"? J'l"��"?  ** I \J       t.  i  *"*.  J1-.  ���> . .*>..������  Ml*,    -   .  .    4     -"* *  i       ,    ���")  -*i*T  *MW)_>n**rrtM*aiycU':w<^  ?=5^wsK*a3X=awi5as5?s55=s  . i ���  i ���"...I Ucja.    ' >. I.  j-1-^J.tii xi Jo-    ���*!._��  ./.-���"'���^f.i^  yiKti,1^l''/^\H"^^->ivrv/^;;'f,:r,tifr iJbf*/piT\iViViJ^''?ivl/l!i'<,*'lV55JMl" *Wjy1^^^'r^4rr-'ttifi,_*-'>'^-'V-^i'��� _ ��� nin'jj^. -���>-#/i��-��*"T'*?ri*t,  _^��vitVi^iitt-s>.i  L,  MtftWMMMMMNf^PM  ��_u��lv  FAITH IB SEMCI |  Rev. Lonis Albert Banks, Grace  Methodist Episcopal Church,  New York.  First in a Thousand Years.  i    ���  '    .5  Trust in the Lord and do  good.-���  [Psalms xxxvii., 3.  , Tru3t and service go together. Th"**  man who believes nothing,-who has no  Kaith and confidence, is bankrupt ol  , feood cheer and courage in efforts to  ihelp others. No man is well fitted to  ���do good until he trusts in the strength  Id an arm greater than his own, in the  Jgoodness of a heart upon which he  may res* with perfect peace.  'An elderly merchant in a western  toity was in sore trouble. He had one  ��i "those living sorrows which are infinitely harder to bear than the grief  arfiick death brings. He had a son  (who fcad been caught in the toils o'f  Strong* drink. One Saturday, night tho  .lather had been -trying to 'help hiin  bnd fcad failed. It seemed as though  bis heart would.break.  At _��idnight he was still staying on  bt bis office on the brink of despair.  .For #wo years he had been working  and praying, and it seemed to hint  ���ttiat he was to lose everything at last.  Alattft unconsciously he took up fro*��  his *�����__ a paper lying there and bis  pay eyes fell upon Katrina Trasltrs  Utile poem, nmi he read these words:���  Lie down and sleep,  Leave it with God to keefi  o This sorrow which is par*  _ (    Now of thy heart.  ���When thou-dost wake.  If .ptrll' 'tis' thine to take,  Utter no wild complaint.  Work waits thy hands,  If tfeou sfiouldst faint   "  God understands. ,.  Th* words of the poet so met kis  ".esperato need that they aroused the  merchant Irons the lethargy of despair  (hat -wm settling down upon him, and  he said" out loud,0' "I will."  He "runt home and slept in peace.  He aroee the next morning, refreshed  and M. at power. It was the Sabbat's, fl-trf setthtf himself to work with  new devotion, "fc�� boy was brought to  trust )��� the Saviour, and was redeem-  ��jd from his si* that vary day.  * TOere are two thoughts suggested  hy our ttact, and by this story which  i-have told to illustrate it. The "first  have already indicated; that is, that  ttseft-l service most always has its  joac-deilon in personal faith in God.  Vfce awn who trusts God is at peace;  tW ana who is worried and fretted  ���ind desperately,anxious   cannot serre  yon march. , He is too worried about  Ms wn affairs. It is the man whose  heart is stayed on God, whose faith it  ���ore and steadfast, who has an inexhaustible -fountain of good cheer ia  his own soul, who can give you comfort attd inspire your confidence ia Go4  when* you are in trouble.  It is also true that only tha maa  aAo trusts God has a proper appreciates of th* desirability of serving  ���then. The man who loves and trusts  the Heavenly Father, by that very fact  bos Us lore and sympathy for his fcf-  tom msm deepened and made more  ���acred. He feels that he is not only  helping bis tfeHow-men, but is pleasing God, sad is, in the only way he  earn, asaking tome return for the infinite Messmga and aiercies of God to  King Edward VII. was not the first  English Sovereign to go to Rome, says  The  London   Chronicle,   although   we  ' must go hack a very long time to find  a King who visited    the Eternal City  during  his  leign.     King    Aethelwulf  went on a pilgrimage to Rome in 855  with his son Alfred, to offer tlie tribute  of   Peter's   pence   to  Pope   Leo  IV.   He spent a whole year there, according to  William  of^  Malmesbury,  and restored the English school which  had been burnt down a few years previously.      It was situated In a quarter  of the1 town near St.   Peter's, where  the Saxon pilgrims resided. For Prince  Alfred this was  not the first visit to  Rome, as he had been there    in 853,  when the same Pope had anointed him  King as a presage of his "future Kingship.      Canute made a pilgrimage to  Rome in  1026-7,  and  assisted at  tho  coronation of the Emperor Conrad by  Pope John  XIX.     He  sent a letter  home to the Archbishops, Bishops and  all  the  English   people,  in  which  he  described  all  the .holy  places  he had  visited and his honorable .reception by  the Pope, and stated that he had made  a vow to reign well and amend whatever he had done  amiss  as a  ruler.  This  document    still    exists.      Since  Canute no other King of England has  visited Rome until  Edward VII.,, but  three  Princes  who, laid claim  to  the  throne are buried in that city.    After  th*  failure of the  1715 rebellion,  the  "old   Pretender"   lived   at   Rome   and  died there, and was    accorded    royal  honors by the Pope.    Prince Charles  Edward was less fortunate, and Benedict XIV. refused to recognize his sovereignty,   so   he   retired  to   Florence,  and  consoled' himself by  sticking  C.  R.  on  the weathercock of his house,  where the letters may be seen'to this  day.    His brother .Henry* was a Cardinal in  Rome, and on the death    of  Prince .Charles Edward he had a medal  struck, "Henricas Nonus Magnae Bri-  tanniae Rex."   ���   '  For the Farmer.  The ranches and farms of the United  States contain, in round numbers, according to the Agriculture Department statistics, two hundred million  bearing apple trees, which produce now  an average of 176,000,000 bushels.  The other thought suggested by our  theme is that service is necessary in  order that we may keep our faith and  ,*iruat. We will not continue to get the  |oy and gladness which come front a  living faith in God unless we do good.  (Trust is not given to us to fold up in a  Bapkin and put away for a keepsake.  �� It was Paul's jrreat joy as he neared  lhe end of his life that he had "kept  ffce faith." But he did not keep it by  potting it away in the safe deposit  Vault of his own inner consciousness.  He kept it by telling it to everybody  he met on the street, by carrying it  from land to land, and preaching it  under every conceivable circumstance  unto all sorts and conditions of men.  fcr\nd so the only way we can keep  that kind of faith and trust in God that  (will be a fountain of good cheer and  song in our hearts is by serving our  lellow-mcn with unselfish love.  Would Not Tell the King.  Even kings aro not exempt fiom the  foibles of ordinary mankind, and here is  an interesting sidelight of a little weakness of our own good King Edward VII.,  writes tho London correspondent of Tlio  New York Commercial. A certain royal  lady was at an afternoon tea-party, and  one of the guests told a decidedly amusing story.  "Oh!" cried the lady In question, clap-  ?lng her hands, ''that is capital!   I must  ell It to  the King.  "No," sho added, after a. moment's re.  flection, "I won't, for if one tells tho King  ?i good story, he forgets In a day or two  hat It was told to him, and goes about  repeating It to everyono as his own-"  Of tha seven United States battleships  composing tho North Atlantic squadron,  rooently under orders te proceed to the  Azores, four have been disabled. The Indiana was found unfit for duty, the Massachusetts was discovered to nefed a complete overhauling, the bursting a 12-inoh  Bus crippled tha Iowa, and the turret at  ���the Maine hue been shaken and many of  ber boiler tubes have burst Natnrall*  -those occurrences hs/re caused anxiety In  the Navy Department and misgivings  among tho public. But it the people of  the United States are bound to have a  big nary, they will hiiyo to tako suob occurrences philosophically. Similar experiences havo fallen to tlio lot of the greater  navies. Armaments aro oxponslve appurtenances.  7 How Much to Feed Fowls.  There is continually coining from all  sides Hie inquiry" as to the proper  amount by weight or measure to feed  fowls per day. To answer this .question properly one must consider that  it takes more to sustain a Brahma  than a Bantam, and' that a Minorca  will 1 naturally eat more than a Leghorn' or, in other words, it will take  more to maintain a fowl of five pounds  and over than'it "will to provide fully  for those of smaller size. Also, the  more active a fowl may be, the more  energy.will be expended, and this must  be provided for in the food supply, as  must be the other points "of solids and  fluids of the system and its products.  The average food needed for a hen  is about four ounces per- day of all  kinds combined���the smaller birds a little less���those larger than medium of  average a little more. Of this, two-  thirds should be grain of some kind, or  its products, the rest meat, from one-  fourth to three-fourths of an ounce  per day., Meat for the hen is like oats  for the horse; it gives better returns  than any other food of the same components hy analysis. The protein in  meat is more useful to the hen than,is  any other kind. We might cite a flock  of hens,whose living for a whole winter was mostly of meat; in fact, they  had all they would eat of it all winter  long. It was boiled meat, and the  only other food they, had much of the  time was ground oats and corn mixed  with the soup from the boiled meat.  These hens would go and help themselves to the meat, and had one full  seed of the mash at noon. This was  an experiment that all could not follow, but it produced more eggs than  we have ever known to come from the  same number of hens���about 500.  The last feed at night to be thrown  into the litter for them to scratch for  should average about two to two and  one-half ounces of mixed grain for  each hen. If we mix our grain food  of the small grains, this should be  about enough, as the average goes; but  of all things sec to it that they have  enough fully to satisfy them, for some  Iier.s will eat much more than others.  For green-food in winter nothing is  better than alfalfa. The hen's love the  leaves of this kinrl of clover. The  manner of curing and its natural green  tint attract and please the fancy of  the hen, and the benefit gained from  its use is well worth its cost, even if  we must buy it in bales.  For hens, the feeding value of alfalfa is greater than of red clover, as  they only eat the leaves and not the  stems. Tliey gain more than double  the benefit from this that can come  from the clover. As a nutritive it i3  of double value compared with clover  hay, and its protein value is fully double that of clover. This should be well  considered by all who look for fresh-  laid eggs another winter. Oats are  of such value to hens that we are sorry to give them up; but we cannot afford to disregard the caution of Dr.  Edward Moore, the able veterinarian  of The Country Gentleman, who states  thai oil-, in thehull will so injure and  infl: me the lining of the crop of  fowls as to cause death. It is safer,  therefore, to feed oats ground or hulled. Hulled oats can be obtained at  about $2 per 100 lbs. As it will take  four bushels by measure to produce  100 lbs. of.hulled pats, the cost is about  equal to its increased feeding value.  The'hull', of....the oat has no food value  for the hen���-in fact, the less rough or  indigestible food the hen must grind  up the better for her. If for no other  reason than this? hulled oats should be  t.fcd in place of oats in the hull.���  Country Gentleman.  ' The Care of Working Horses . ?  The teams need and deserve special  care when work is the hardest. Like a  man, the horse is at bis best only when  he eats and < sleeps well, and feels comfortable in general. A" team at heavy  , work requires liberal feeding. Oats and  cracked corn arc a good mixture for  hard-working horses." Feed with good,  mixed hay, and at regular hours, three  days a day. A little green foodtgiven  hfter work is over will do no harm.  Add a little salt. A full hour should he  allowed for the noon' meal. Card and  brush daily and sponge shoulders after the day's work. Chafed places  should be washed and rubbed with vaseline or tar ointment A piece of strong  gum plaster 'will protect a sore place  from further wear. The cause of saddle galls may be removed by side-padding and raising the saddle. Collars  cause much strain when (ploughing and  hauling heavy loads, and they should  fit well and be fully padded. In case  of sores under the collar, used instead  a breast strap for a while.���American  Cultivator.   '       ' '     '���  An Interesting Experiment." v,  Any farmer using chemicals for fertilization can try a simple experiment  at small cost which will be of interest  the whole season through, and at tho  same time will convey information that  may be of great value iu further cropping. ��� In the field to1 be planted to potatoes, .stake out;three'plots each just  one rod square.  Who Have experimented that the increased yield of fruit obtained is sufficient compensation alone for the cost  and trouble of bee-lceeping, not to mention the honey yield which is obtained. The results of these experiments  have been watched with interest in the  southwest, and other gardeners and  fruit-growers are adopting this method  of fertilization.���English paper.  Some people read th' probabfl'tlefi every  day ��o's they'll be able to say "I just  thought as much," in case th' we-.ther  don't agree wltlrth' probabll'ties, -which  is of'en th' case.���Reflections of "Uncle  Ik*  Bosnia Without the Turk.  Plot 1.   Uso no ohomicala.  Plots.   Uao nitiato aodu, ("2lbs  ���     , ilnodMood Is "  .   acid phosphate- IS "  muriate potash 1.3 '"  Plots.   W& nitrate soda...... f21bs  , drlod blood...  acid phosphate.  v...... /"2 lbs  1 -{3 "  hate 18 "  Watch the growth closely through  the season, ��� and at harvest compare  carefully tlie yield on each plot. The  result will show how much the muriate of potash added to the crop produced. Or, leave out the acid* phosphate in a similar manner and it will  show whether and bow much that ingredient increased the crop.  V    Eggs Kept Well.-  The following 'interesting experiments were tried last year at an -English farm school:���    t   ���'   ,, ;�����',  First series���Eggs pf'ese'rve'd-in lime-  water made as follows: Add .to every  gallon of water three-quarters of a  pound of fresh lime, shake well, and  let it stand for twenty-four hours/ then  pour off and use the clear liquid. -Three  weeks after the eggs have been put in,  add sufficient fresh lime to make -the  water cloudy. The great object is to  get the eggs as soon as laid, not two  or three days old. The< eggs * were  taken on May 21 and opened on Nov.  12.    Result: All perfectlyJ fresh.  Second .'.series���Make lime-water as  above and add/me ounce of cream of  tartar and five ounces of common salt  Eggs taken June 9, opened Nov. 12.  Result: All perfectly fresh.  Third aeries���To one gallon of hot  water add one pound of "water-glass,"  when cool it is ready for use. Eggs  taken May 27 and opened Nov. 12. Result : All perfectly fresh.1 ;A few were  kept im the mixture for one to three  weeks only. Result: Fresh, but air  space in eggs larger than in the others.  Fourth series���Eggs smeared lightly with yaseline. Taken Maj" 14, opened Nov. 12. Result: Musty flavor,  though not bad.  One important factor Jn all egg preserving is to keep them in a cool place  until required.  Bees as Fertilizers.  The bee as a fructifier has long been  associated with successful fruit culture,  but definite experiments to prove how  far the apiary and the fruit farm would  go altogether have only lately been  undertaken. A very interesting test  has been conducted by Mr. Cardell  Williams, St. Erth, England, who lectures on bees and bcc-kccping for the  Cornwall Educational Council, conjointly with Mr. Madge, head gardener  to Mr. Hain, M.P., St. Erth. The relationship of bees to flowers has been  tested and confirmed by another experiment, carried out at Messrs.  Craze's nursing gardens, Polgrain, St.  Erfch. Peach houses, 300 feet long,  with four tiers of peaches, served for  the purpose of experiment. There was  no outlet to enable the bees to have  access to the outside fruit or flowers,  as was the case in Mr. Plain's gardens.  Water was pbeed in the house, and  gardenci-; pursufd their ordinary vocation without suffering any inconvenience. The bees were as energetic as  if pursuing their calling out of doors.  The result lias been that the abundance  of frnit set this year is. quite abnormal  ���th*.* best cop yet obtained. In former  year* there has been no lack of blossom, but a much smaller percentage of  set frnit.7 T Messrs. Craze, as a result of  the experiment? have dispensed- with  camel-hair brushes and other methods  of mixing pollen, find the bees are now  allowed to do'ili-* work solely. In the  strawberry^ciicninlici" .iiul other houses  equally satisfactory results have bean  obtained.      It is the opinion of those  How much better off Macedonia might  bo without Turkish rule Is illustrated by  William B. Curtis, the newspaper correspondent, in his new book on "The  "Turk and His Lost Provinces," says The  Litorary Digest. One of theso lost provinces is Bosnia, which, thirty years ago,  was the most barbarous spot In the empire, but'which is now peaceful and prosperous. In 1878 the Berlin Conference  placed Bosnia under" the protection of  Austria. A little over a year ago Mr. Curtis visited 1 tho province. Here la what be  ���ays ot it':���  "One - who visits that country to-day  ���an scarcely believe that such conditions  could have existed only a short time ago  ���tho people are bo peaceful, contented  and prospei ous. Crime is T almost unknown. Railroads,-reach overy corner of  the province, and the freight-houses aro  fod by Ions oaravuns of carte, hauled  over excellent highways. Tho towns are  filled with now and handsome liouse.i, factories have been built to utilize ��� tlie  water-power, a university,' colleges,,  academies, training schools and othor institution* havo been established to qualify  tho people to make tho most excellent  use of their opportunities. Members of  tho dlfforint religious faiths mix with  each other on amicable" terms, and show  mutual respect and mutual'toleration; ths  courts are wisoly and honestly administered, justice is awarded to every citizen  regardless of his religion or social ��� portion, taxes aio low and honestly collected  and disbursed There has been Httlo corruption in office, and whenever It hat  been discovered it has beon severely punished. The people have learned for thu  first time in their history that honest  complaints will be patiently listened to  and thai wrongs will be redressed. -The  Introduction of 'Ireo education has enabled  them to appreciate the value of such a  government, aw", although the older peasants are still Ignorant, backward and distrustful, the younger generation show ambition and otileiprise, sand are conducting  thejr affairs with intelligence and order.  Tho most convincing'proof of the chango  hi the condition of affairs is furnished by  tho statistics of crime and violence and  the Increase In population.' Thirty years  ago brigandage was a recognized profession. Theie were no railways and few  waggon roads. "When people .were compelled to travel tliey went in .large parties. * fully armea, or wei e accompanied  by an escort of soldiers. Murder was not  considered -a crime, and tho number ;of  pot'plo killed by the soldiers or by'.each  othor was not recorded. .Robbery was as  common as Ijmg. To-day human lifo is  as safe In Bosnia as in Illinois. Travel  is safer there, because there has nevei  been a, train robbery In that country.  , During the la&t ten years, out .of a pppu-  latior. of nearly 2,000,000, the, homicides  have averaged six a year, and in 1900  there were only two. There has been no  cose of highway lobbery since 1895. Which  of the States to the American Union can  show a better record?" "  They Used Him Badly.  Tha London Express of April 90 says:  The War Ofcdce has decided," as the result  of a prolonged Inquiry, .to try by court-  martial the officers concerned in the "ragging" of a civilian, Mr. Hardwlcke Stanford, at the Mount Nelson Hotel, in Cape  Town, on Christmas Eve, 1091. It will be  remembered that, in answer te a nups-  'tion on tbe subject put by Mr. Swift  MacNeill In tbe House of Commons at the  beginning of last month,* Mr. Brodrick replied that he could say nothing until tlie'  Inquiry was completed. It is understood  that Mr. Stanford would have preferred'  to let the matter drop, but the War  Office was determined, and after much  correspondence between Lord Roberts,  whose strong views on "ragging" are woll  known, and Lord Kitchener, a court-mar-  llal of the officers implicated has been  decided upon. The facts ot this extraordinary case are briefly as lollows:���A  party of officers staying at the Mount  Nelson Hotel gave a dance on Christmas  Eve, 1901. Mr. Stanford's name was, on  the dance committee, and for some unexplained reason certain persons declared  that they ,would not attend the dance  unless Mr. Stanford was removed from  the cqmrnlttee. Tho only reason given  privately at. tho moment was that Mr.  Stanford was a pro-Boer, but there was  no ground whatever for the belief, and  Mr. Stanford, being innocent of any offence Implied against him. attended the  ball. In the early houis of the morning  about eight officers decoyed Mr. Stanford into a room, where they shaved off  half of his moustache, stripped him, /ind  afterwards twlco threw him into a pond  in the garden. He was released at 6 a.m.  after being compelled t^o sign a paper  stating that the affair was a joke, and  wa3 ill for somo time in consequence of  tha treatment to which he had been subjected. In tho civil courts Mr. Stanford  was awaidod ��1,500 damages and ��5,000  costs, but It Is belioved that tho money  has yet to be paid in full.  Falls of the Zambesi.  Within a very few weeks tho Cape-to-  Calro Railway will have reached the  great falls of the Zambesi, says Tho Tablet. In some respects these tremendous  falls qulto throw Niagara Into the shado.  The Victoria Palls aro double the width  and more than twice the height of the  Niagara Falls, as will be seen in the  following table:���  Estimated aver.  Width. Height, horse-power.  Niagara y. ...V_ mile   158tolB7ft.   7,500,000  Victoria V.  .. 1 mile   400 to 420 ft. 35,000,000  It was one el the favorite projects of  Cecil Rhodes to utilize tho power which  has here been running to waste for  years for tbe good of all Rhodesia. At  the present moment plans are being pre.-  pared in an office in London which are  likely to go far towards converting  Rhodes' dreams into reality. A concession company is at this moment preparing to utilize the power from the Victoria Falls for working railways, lighting towns-Including Bulawayo J40 miles  away-BUpplylng currents; to'!'the mines  in northern and southern Rhodesia. rand  other purposes. A writer In The Westminster Gazette states that in the Opinion of Mr. Francis ? Fox any amount  of power required could be. obtained,  and that &n available head of at least  250 feot could be utlUzed. Each pipe or  tube eight feet in din meter would drive  a turbine and generator necessary tor  6,000 Irorso-powor, and Mr.. 1'ox thlnKS  it will bo found desirable to lay down  the plant In units of this magnitude. 1bt��  tjitesnon of voltage is not yet aetSrmbt*  ed, but there will be no difficulty.in distributing current over an area of "Mf  miles. At the present time transmission is being successfully cairled on over  nearly ' 300 miles in California, and tt,  the use of very high voltages the distance, may be increased even furtner. ,  Speaking of the purposes to which the  power thus harnessed can be applied, the  same authority points out that electrlc*-  cally transmitted force will be neoded'fer  navigation and ploughing, sawing timber t  and all sorts of agricultural worK. "T-ne  great need for manufacturing on the  spot all the various producti which cam  be obtained by electrical energy Is at onee  apparent.; when it is remembered that  at-the present time these have to be 'ob-  'tain'ed from America and elsewhere and  transported .thousands of miles by sea anA 1  lang   to   the   numerous   points   of   ce��-  sumption within a moderate distance ot  -  the falls.   In other words, both the necessary materials and  tho power are at ,  .the doors of the Rhodeslan population aj��A  need only to be rightly, developed."  PRESCRIPTIONS  UTTERLY FAIL  To cur* Itching mid  dlsflffii-inv skin disease*  But  DR. ACNEW'3 OINTMENT  CURBS  " " T *     *-  bo matterjnrhat other or how many '  other applications have failed.       , ,  . Madam used it .and got well, and  ���he, keeps it.for her friends and-hor '  children,   having   learned?it   is  ��  aeyerfail in the  treatment, of piles,  and in tetter, salt rheum, ringworm,  eczema, barber's itch, and all skin   '  eruptions.    Prioe, 35c. ,.  The' Sisters at St., Joseph's la-  Eant Home, South Troy, N;Y., state,:  ." Many, children come to our  home 'covered with eczema." Wo  would like to buy. your ointment by  the pound."  * ���   \    a   A  -  !Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills  *are the most effective pills���while  milder in action,- more quickly setting free the digestive canal .40  doses, 10c. ' ft  Ha Wai ORtlifieil.       ~T~  "Gom* the whole -way," 'xoiatetr' to*  quired the passenger with tbe green  necktie, as he took out Ms snuffbox  preparatory to sottling himself for ���  croes-examlnatioB.  The party Interrogated eyed him '���_-  teat-Yeiy, then replied:     ; ������  "No? I set but at the third station. 1  am codng to collect some money du<��  to m�� far groceries supplied.' Yob eee-*,  t am.a .w&oleaa-a grocer. The,btiainea��  was left to no by my tatier. I am-  married, and hare fl-ro ehlVdrea. Th��  eldest La twelve years old. I am exactly twelve years and alae months  ���tarried. I live In a oeml-detaclbedi  kouM rente* at ��IM. My wife is fair,  and welshs twelve stone. She was <_.  dairy maid before I -aarrt��d n*T, and  kes beea vaccinated twioa My beJale  fc_��k is wv-th ��506. I wm ed-wate*  at a public ,ache>��"-M  Th* aaaa -nUh Ike cree* aoclGty $ia&  a AlMaticfied look as ke la��jiJbraA:  "Tfkai did yaw sreat-aTOadSat-i.��r d%  Jar a llvtes^���Xim-toa Jumtva*   " ,  You  Pay���  You  Choose.  There Is  no case?��_  Rheumatism . that  the. Great  South  Amerlcaa  Rheumatic Cure  "will not  conquer in  a few days  ���acute or  chronic,  muscular  or nervous.  It gives almost instant relief and at once begins  to drive out the disease, root  and branch, curing in one to  three days.   George    England,    a    ship  builder of Chatham, writes:  " I was laid up for six montlie wttb  rheumatism.   I procured a battle of  SOUTH   AMERICAN  RHEUMATIC CURE.  Tn twonty-four hours I wn�� well and  have not been troubled with rhcti-  mfttlam plnoe."   South American Kidney Cure  speedily and thoroughly relieves and cures the worst  Kidney and Bladder diseases.  Relief in a few hours. *7.  The figures for 1902 Just out show  during the year over six million wad  in Germany were for somo reasoa er i  In receipt of altogether about twenty* ,  and three-quarter million sterling fsota  State-aided funds. Old-age peD^dtts.  amounting to ��G,QT>0,000. were dlBtrltowfed  among 1,100,000 men, and ��5,800,��W spa  for accidents, while nearly live nttjtp  persons received ten and a half n>ll*g>tt  sterling on account of illncs*?. About iwBi-  000 formed the daily expenditure, tewtt^da  Which the State granted an annua* pfSn-  tribution of over ��2,OW),000, the re*** betthR  made up of premiums paid by tha vforfc-  luon and employers  lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disin��ec"��ut  Soap Powder dusted in t*"* bath. w��Steas  the water aud disinfects.        . 38-  1  M ,   ���>  ATCtN, B. C. SATURDAY, JUNE 27,  1903  can   give   You   as Good Value for your GASH as Groceries- PrOVl<SiOnS�� etc,  "any.House in Town.1 ���   - '  ��� Try us   with   it   and see.  Giants Powder  on   hand;'  % K fraser $t ���0.  NEWS OF  THE. WORLD.  Turkey is showing a weak and  vacillating poltey in regard to the  Balkan troubles.  '��� The Imperial Government is anxious for the Canadian authorities  to award the  fast Atlantic seivice  ��� contract at as earl)' a date as pos-  1 sible. 1  ( The Hudson's Bay Company has  declared a satisfactory dividend.  ^ The  Orange   Grand   Lodge   of  British North Ameiica is in session  .     . *?  at Winnipeg. 1 *  - -* *  ' Hon. Mr. Sifton is organizing a  trip thiough Canada for a paity of  British newspapermen.  English capital is developing  Nova Scotiau coal.  American capital is* developing  coal lands round Edmonton, A.lta.  Miss Ellen Stone is demauding  damages from Turkey.  The School question is once  more to the fore in Manitoba.  Several, important   matters ^ are  undei discussion*-at Ottawa.  - The C. P. R. is dissatisfied with  the conditions attached to ^the fast  Atlantic contract.  The owners of leading papers in  Eastern Canada are endeavoring to  obtain a direct news service. *"  1 The Victoria sealers allege' that  a project is afoot to secure a monopoly in the Pribyloffs.  Mr. Tartes amendment to ^Supply in favor of Tariff reform' was  defeated.  Liberals are thinking of fusion  vvith the Labor Party.  ' Mr.- Gifford will be a candidate,  for New Westminster, as a supporter of the McBride Governmenr.  A panic was caused at St. Thomas by the closing of the doors of  the Elgin Bank.   ���  British forces in Somaliland are  still at war.  .A measure to suppress intimidation in labor disputes has been introduced by Senator Beique.  * The Cape Col any Parliament approves Mr. Chamberlain's preferential trade project.  Powers insist on punishment of  assassins of Servian royalty.  Vancouver celebration of Orangemen has been cancelled. *  The Gamey debate vvas opened  at Toronto on the 17th.  Mr. Chamberlain reprimands the  Australian Government for Anti-  Imperial tendencies in rejection of  Lascars as sailors ou thevsubsidised  mail boats.  "Islander" Claims.  There1 is a strong probability  that the claims resulting from the  loss of the steamship Islander, August 15, 1901, willbecompioinised.  The Seattle la,\v firm ot Hai t and  Hart, represents ihe combined in-  teiesls of the claimants, thediffei-  ent lawyers haying agreed upon  that firm for that purpose. Lee<B.  Hart, a member of the firm, who  was in Skagway the other day, says  that an offer had been made by tbe  general counsel for the Catmdiati  Pacific of a certain'amount iu set-  lement of the whole amount. This  offer was being considered, and tbe  different claimants consulted as to  the proper courbe to pursue when  Mr. Hart left Seattle.  FOR  Offfce  I'  Stationery  * t     '  Call and get  Prices  -A< . - *'" .  ,    '       at,    *'  r \ r  uqmr  Office.  DO NOT FORGET YOUR  DUTY. REGISTER YOUR  VOTE AT ONCE.  Pellew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilmai*  Provincial Assayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890.   *����    W. WALLACE GRIME &. Co.,  Agents.  Large or Small Samples forw arded for Assay  NOTICE.  JVJOTICE Is hereby given that Sixty days  after date I intend 'to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the following  described tract of land in the Atlin distriot  for agricultural purposos: Commencing  at an Initial post, planted about one mile  north-east of Atlin Townsite, thence running oast 40 chains, thonce south 20 chains,  thenco w est 40 chains, thence north 20 chains  to tho point of commencement, containing  80 acres moro or less.  William McNorn  Dated at Atlin, 15. C.?this 22nd day of June  lfl0S"* Jne  27 60d  J^OTICE is hereby given that after 30 days  from date, we intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to Ieuse one-quartor of nn  acre of land for a site for a power plant in  tho Atlin District, situated as follows :  Commencing at a post marked "The  British Columbia Power & Manufaoturine**  Co., Ltd.'i S.E. corner," planted at a point  on Discovery street, In the Tovwi of Atlin,  thence in a westerly tinection , 101!^ feet,  thoiico noitherly 104'/_(fect, theuee etistcrlj  104*4 foot, thence southeilj 104K feet to  point of commencement, containing one  quarter of an acre more or less.  Dated   tit  Atlin,   B. C._tliin Second daj of  June, 1001. . ""'   Tlio liritish Columbia Power  i_ Muiitifuctiirlug Co., Ltd  jcfi-SOtl.  lHJOTJCU in herebj given that uftei OOdujs  lioui ditto, I intend to applj to the  Chief Ounuilssioner'of -Lauds and Woilcs  foi permission to purchase the following described titietof hind in tho Atlm .listilet foi  iigiicultiii'iil puiposes: commencing ut au  initial pout, planted about one milenoith-  oastof Atliu townsite, thenco l tinning east  40 chains, thonce north 20 chains, thenco west  40 chains, thenco south 20 chains,>,to the point  of commencement, continuing- 80 acres more  or less. , J. T.' Regan.  Dated tit'Atlin, II. C, this 4th day of June,  1008. ' " ' J06-6O1I  ]VJOTICI)* i" heieby given thut after 80 dnjs  from date, I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and .Works  for a 21 year louse of the follow ingdescribed  land, situated nt the head of Boulder cieek,  In the Atlin District, commencing at a post  marked,- "C. D New ton's'S. W. corner,','  thence 20 chains 111 a 1101 th-easterly direction, thenco-20 chains in a north-westerly  direction, thence 20 chains in a south-westerly dlreotion, thence 20 chains 111 ti'soiith-  easteily direction to point of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less.  Dated ot Atlin, B  C, this 1st day of June,  1903.       * "CD. Nbwtoi.,  1 je6-30d" ,  T^TOTICE Is hereby given that Sixty days  nftet date I intend to apply"-*to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the following  described-tract of land for ugiicultuial  purposes:. That parcel or tract of land situated in the Atlin Lake Mining: Division,  commencing*'at a post planted at a point  on the eastern boundary of Atlm Town-  site, thence north 20 chains, thence East 20  chains, tbonce south 20 chains, thence w est  20 chains to point of commencement, containing tOacies,  moro or less.      , ,  J       -    Chas. R. Myebb.  Dated at Atlin, B.C., this 23rd day of May,  1903 ,    ' '- , ��   '   mjS0-60d  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  The    YELLOW  situated  on   Pino  1  mile  etist  of   Discovery,   iu   tlio  N  the North Culumbiu Gold Mining Co.,F.M.C.��  No. H34111, intend 00 dnjs fiom date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a^Cei tlficute of lmproiements, foi tlie purpose of obtaining n Crown Giant of ths  above chum.       ,  t*  And Fuhthek Tuko notice thut action under Section 37 must be/commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements. _ ,)���,*'  Atlin, B. C., this 19th daj of May, 1803. ,  mj23-60d       w  *    Julius M. Runner, Agent  Certifleate  of'Registration of'an  Extra-Provincial Company. -  " Companies Act, 1897,"  j .HEREBY' CERTIFY that I,have this  ���*��� day registered "The McKee-* Consolidated Hydraulic, Limited" as an Extra- l  Provincial company under the " Companies'1  Act, 1897," to cany out or effect all or any of  the objects to w Inch the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia  extends. v,  The Head Office of the Company is situate  at Huron, in the county of Beadle, State of  South Dakota. ' ' ���  The amount of the capital of tho company  is $1,000,000, divided into one million shut ei.  of orre dollar each. ,,   '  The head oflice of the company in this  Province is situate in Atlin, and Fletcher T.  Hamshaw, Manager of,the Companj, whose  address is Atlin ^aforesaid, is the attorney  for^the company (not en powered to issue or  transfer stock).   * �� ��  iThe time of the existence of the company  is 20 j ears, '  Given under m> hand and seal of offioe at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  22nd duy of  Maj,   one  thousand nine hmi--  dred and tin ee.       *_~  *    ' '"    j." i~,, "*  ^ ]r,.s.]   "     , S. Y. Wootton,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  je-20-4t _-*.���"  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S. f ? . Wm. Brown, C.E.  '" ��� .WILKINSON.  &   BROWN ^  Provincial Land   Surveyors' &   Oivll.Engineers*  Hydraulic   Mine  Engineering   a   Specialty Office, Pearl  St., near Third St,. "Atlin, B.C.  DRINK THE BEST  "NABOB    TEA."  In Lead Packets ol yz-iu and i-lb each.  For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  THE GRAND"  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French  Restaurant In  Connection*  David Hastie,  Proprietor.  Corner of First aud Discovery Streets.  A Boon to the Thirsty!  '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 Class  Goods and intend to dispose of them at Cost.       This is strictly a  Closing- Out Sale.       Goods must be disposed of by July ist.  Hotel Building for Sale���No Reasonable Offer Refused.   ���  E. P. Queen.  s  ^  -*(  ' 'A  JACKLT    Mineral   Claim.,  Creek,    about    linn ^  Atliu  Lnko Mining Division of Cassiar. B. C.  OT1CI*.   is  heieby   i>neu  that) I,  Julius.  AI. Riifrnor, F'.M.C, No. B33309. Agent fop ���  v7    -  '  V ' (  AA".  l ���r-t.'i  ���- ��r      >      i v li  '   r      '%*���  I      _      _     . K^9  ,T.*l    "I  , v*  x '���'���li  --    . *     7'   vt  ' A  '' ' }}hi  - i *." *    7  ��� '  :,.  ������ ���' - . ''^":  ,      r-  '     ' - " i  - <* >>r >:^  1 ->-' y 'Aa  *4f  ���a-aaa'a  ,       <->J       i    -A J<  ,"e'Hr.> *��."��  ' -*' -! s:-W  a './SK'  .     ', -      .'*. k  -* mA  .-��� :* ��� a jjjj-i  <     ��  '    -'   - d t  KELLY.   DOUGLAS  &LCo.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C. - -  ��� - .        . - a. ' ��� ��� .  ?  *-  ��.,���  \M  ,.; a-  Ja.  AA*n  ^bL. _-jt^*>'-u 4i~z u>w ui-ti t> ^JU~+^~i &U ~ 'Lk CMfaTf���  .n-a^^La^^^  ���6=  The "Freak"' Objections.  A Dickens Reiic.  y*r  ���The    Dog-faced    Man,' the Missing  "Link, the Hairless One,   the   Human  QPincushion,   the    Rubber    Neck   Ex-  ��� pansionist,  the Armless   Prodigy,  the  iFat Lady, the Living Skeleton, et al.,  in solemn session assembled, do hum- i  "bly protest that they do    not    come  ���within    the    meaning    of    the   word  "freak"  etlinologically  or idiomatically.   Having by four years of strenuous  effort infused broadcast into the minds  of Britishers and continentals the substitution of the nomen "prodigy" foi  "freak" in designating the members Jt  their august profession, they have dc-  ���cided to start the reform movement in  ���the  United States of America.      The  wave vvas started on Sunday last, the  INew York papers say, in the "Prodigy  (Department" at the Madison    Square  ','Garden, when, the Human Pincushion  ���presiding, it was decided    that    their  .patience  had' been  stretched  too   far,  and that Mr. James A. Bailey, the pub-  'lic,   bouncers,   pullcrs-in,   hawkers,   et  si.,  be memorialized,  through the facile pen of the Armless One, and the  humble request made that the    more  dignified  name hereafter  be extended  to their honorable calling. '  s t  Here is the letter sent to Mr. Bailey,  by which it is hoped the reform will be  brought about:���  "Madison Square Garden,  "April s, 1903.  "Mr. James A. Bailey, Manager, Bar-  num & 'Bailey, Greatest Show on'  Earth :#  "Dear Sir,���-^e,    the    undersigned,  members of the Prodigy Department,  at an informal meeting held on April  '5, were selected    as a committee    to  draft you a letter expressing our respectful     though     emphatic '   protest  against the action.of some person iu  .'your employ in placing in our hall a  sign bearing the,��to us, objectionable  word "freak," and permitting another  person to call aloud, '"This way to the  freaks,'  and beg you  to  remedy both  ���these matters as soon as possible.  "We are disposed to consider both  [these, actions   as   oversights,   or,   because the person or persons complained of were,unaware of how deeply we  ,fecl the application of the word 'freak'  ��� to us, and not to atfribute either ac;  tion to a violation of what you were  pleased to abide by iat our meeting of  protest in  London.  Eng.,  three  years  ago.    At  that time,  you  will  remember, Rev. Canon Wilberforce, of Westminster Abbey, suggested    th^    word  'prodigy'   as  a  substitute  for  the  ob-'  noxious word  'freak,'  and which it is j  but' fair to you to sayj* has been faith- '  fully carried out while we were abroad  "in'Europe.    The .reappearance of the j  objectionable sign here, 'it is, needless '  to add,  is  equally offensive as  it  was J  in  London,  and  the  calling of  "This  way, to the freaks' .even more so, and ,  we feel sure that we have only ,to di  Of the Dickens exhibition, recently held  In London, The Dally Graphic says in  part:���"The remainder of the relics are  associated more directly with characters  in Dickens' novels.   The 'Little Midship-  Found Under the Sea.  Wit and Wisdom from New Books.  The sign of The Littlo Midshipman.  ���  (Daily Graphic.)  man' is.that Immortalized in "Dombcv and  Son,' as standing at tho doorway of Sol.  Gill's shop. It was originally in Leaden-  hall street,- but was taken thenco to the  new premises of its proprietors, Messis.  Norlo and Wilson, in the Minorics, where  it was to be scon outside their shop until a, few years ago, when it was taken  insido for gieater safety."  'Advice at the Right Time.  When W. S. Gilbert in His early days  as a playwright had completed'a short  play, entitled "Dulcamara," for T. W.  Robertson, says The London Tit-Bits,  he took his manuscript to Mr. Emdeii,  Mr. Robertson's manager, for approval.  ' "This will do," Mr. Emdeii said, after  glancing thiough thc_ play. "How  much do you want for it ?"  "Thirty guineas," the young dramatist diffidently suggested.  "Make it pounds and I will take it,"  answered Emden, a proposal to which  Mr. Gilbert eagerly assented.  "Now," said Mr. Emden as he hand-  Tect your attention to these facts, in-1  ed over the check, "let me give you, a  form you of our protest, and appeal to   pie'ee of advice.     Never sellsuch good  .your sense* of justice to have them im-   stuff for thirty pounds again."  medifitely abolished.    The conumtt.ee:'     "And,"- continued Mr. Gilbert, when  lYoung  Herman,   Expansionist;   Chas.   telling the story, "I never did."  'B.  Tripp,   Armless     Prodigy;     Frank  "Howard, Tattooed Man; H. C. Maxe, I  'NeedlcKing; Sic Geo. Tomasso, Human Pincushion." '  It is probable that their petition will  The  Cost of Radium.  The  most  interesting    thing  ; be gi anted.  j�� 0     The Troubles of Holland.  In  view  of  recent  developments  in  Holland the following from The Lon-  * don Times several   weeks    before the  strike   is   of 'interest :���It    has    been  -.pointed out by our Paris coiresporid-  -cnt that the newest question in international  politics���one  of  far  grayer  interest' than  those  arising in  Siam  or  Macedonia  or  Morocco���is  the situation   in   Holland,   where     the     labor  troubles   have assumed   an almost   re-  ���volutiqnary aspect.      Here British interests* do not come-in any way  into  ���conflict or competition with French in-  ���terests, while both France and England  ���would be equally unwilling   to see the  growth  of  any  force  that  threatened  the break-up "of the Dutch  monarchy  ��� and the possibility, in the result, of the  ���-extinction of the independence of  .the  -Netherlands.    -Germany, too, is    perfectly entitled  to  have  regard to her  commercial interests in Holland, which  -might be imperilled if the labor troubles  were to come to a serious crisis.     Our  Paris   correspondent,     however,   calls'  attention to the accumulated evidence  'that "Germany is pursuing something  ���more than a commercial policy toward  the Netherlands."     The rumor that the  German   Government,   in  view  of the  threat of a general strike, has "made  representations" to the Dutch Government has not been confirmed, but it is  not improbable.     Among other points  to  be  considered    is   the  repugnance  shown in Germany to the strengthening  of the  international    tribunal   at The  league. Some well-informed observers  of   international   affairs     believe   that  one of  the  main  causes, of this  antipathy is that the permanence and prestige of the tribunal \Vould tend to promote the neutralization of the Netherlands���perhaps    under    a    republican  ���form of government, with an interna  -tional guarantee���in case Queen  Wil-  liclmina should die without issue. Such  .-1 solution would put an end to the ambitious schemes that have been vowed  by the leaders of the Pan-German agi-  -talion, and have not been disavowed-���  at any rate, with sufficient distinctness  ���by the more responsible exponents ot  ���German policy.  , Anecdotal.  It la recorded of .Mr. W. S. Gilbert  -that on hearln-g of the title ot H��Jrjr  lAr.tlhur Jones'   new  play,   "The  Prin-  oesfl'a Now," he remarked, "I bope lt  -may run lone."  about'  radium is not its cost, The London  Chronicle says. But, as one statement on this point is as good as another, let us say that a milligramme of  radium would buy the British Empire  or the entire planet ; it doesn't matter. That will strike people. This  extraordinary substance is the most  powerfully "radio-active" of all things  known ;. five hundred thousand times-  more so than its next known rival*  uranium. Sir Oliver Lodge, has pointed  out that radio-activity is probably a  universal and fundamental property of  matter. This substance can be left  alone, untouched, ior years, and glows  and glistens untired. Whence is this ?  Radium takes up the vibrations in the  ether around it���this being much more  probable than the statement attributed  to Sir William Crookes that it gctt, its  energy from the air���and transforms  them into light and heat. It takes the  light-waves of Roentgen and transform's them into visible light and plap-  able heat.  The Origin of the Wild Man.  The following is told in The New  York Tribune :���Joaquin Miller, the  California poet and naturalist, was an  intimate friend of P. T. Barnum. They  met abroad many years ago, and kept  in touch until the great showman died.  Many arc the stories which the old  poet likes to tell of his friend, "the  great American humbug," and one of  them is the true story of the greatest  "humbug" which Barnum ever perpe-  fr.itcd���"the Wild Man of Borneo."  "It came about through Mr. Bar-  num's love of temperance and his great  kindness of heart," said the poet, in telling the story recently to friends. "An  old sailor who had been everywhere  and seen 'everything ctfinc to Barnum  one afternoon in Bridgeport, Conn.,  ancl asked him to buy some things  which he had carved from wood on his  last voyage across the Pacific. He  'was ragged, hairy, hungry and altogether a terrible specimen. v  " 'Where have you been ?' asked the  showman.  " 'Been to Borneo,' answered the old  sailor.  " 'Well, you look it 1 Conic in and  sit down. We arc just going to have  supper.'  "The sailor did come in, and after  the meal begged Barnum to lock him  up in a cage, a cage with iron bars,  that he might refrain from drinking.  Thus was the 'Wild Man of Borneo'  conceived, and everyone who attended  a Barnum show remembered what an  object of interest he was to the small  boys."  At the beginning of last year some  sponge-fishers, says Mr. Edward Vicars  in  The  Pall  Mall  Magazine,  natives of the Turkish Island of Symi, in  l the course of their operations near, the  Island ol Anticythera, to the south of  Cape Malea, descried at the bottom of  tlie sea, at' a depth of some    twenty  'fathoms, a number of objects, winch on  closer inspection ffroved to be a mass  of bronze and marble    statues, which  had  evidently  formed    the cargo    of  some  shipwrecked vessel.    Stimulated  probably more' by the piospect of enriching themselves than    by   the art-  collector's   enthusiasm, the   fishermen  hastened with this strange intelligence  to Athens.    Realizing the significance  1  of the "news, the Greek Government at  I once despatched to the spot two,ships  , of war,  with  whose  ' assistance    and  under whose superintendence the divers  made a, systematic search for the trcas-  I  ure.   In a short time they succeeded in  I  bringing to the surface a quantity of  objects,, which   were   forthwith  transported to Athens.   The gem of the collection was the figure of a youth, rather  more than life-size, of singular beauty  and  the  finest    Greek    workmanship.  ~This"exquisite    bronze-  may, without  hesitaion, bCj assigned lo the    age of  Praxiteles, to whose    lovely    Hermes  found at Olympia in 1877, and now in  the museum  there,  the head  bears a  certain resemblance.   Indeed, it is not  too  much  to   say   that   at   last' the  Hermes'of Olympia has a formidable  rival to his claim to be the most beau-  , tiful statue in the world.  Mr. Vicars describes the process of  restoration. The head had escaped injury, but the rest of the statue was in  fragments. The work was done by M.  Andre of Paris, for 20,000, francs  (��800). He first constructed a sort of  skeleton, on "which, he built up the statue, piece by piece,* beginning with the  lower exticmitie's. Whenever two fragments required to be fastened together  the edges were joined by very powerful cement, and the pieces riveted on to  a framework -of 'copper- bands, which  supported and braced them from inside.  When each of die fragments had been  thus securely pieced together, each in  its proper place, the missing parts had  to be restored. When the figure had  been'completely rebuilt M. Amdre'pro-  ceeded to cover the rivet-heads wilh a  kind of putty, and then treated the  whole suiface with - a bronze-colored  preparation, so as to make it of uniform hue and consistency. The strong  acids in which the fragments had been*  immersed for many weeks, for the pur-*  pose of removing ,the incrustations-  which so thickly coated them, had taken away all appearance of bronze from  the metal, and left it of a dull black.-It  was accordingly found necessary to restore the original color by artificial  means; and, though it may not be altogether pleasant, when gazing at this���  exquisite figure, to reflect'that the fine  bronze hue is the result of a thick layer of 'paste, which, moreover, conceals  rivets ,,and seams and joints, it must be  remembered that without these afds it  would not have been possible to*'restore the statue at all. The statue is  supposed to represent Paris holding  out the Apple of Discord.  Water and * Genlatine.  /'It is a remarkable fact," according  to The Lancet, "that water may be  made to assume apparently the solid  form by adding 1 per cent, only of gelatin to it. .The more or less stiff jellies  used as table delicacies contain, probably over 95 per cent, of water. The  jellyfish similarly coiitains^only a small  percentage of solid matter. This remarkable property of gelatin of ren-'  denng"water, so to speak, solid has  been a problem to phvsicists. Lt is generally maintained, however, that after  all the water in a jelly is in at fluid condition, and that therefore it retains its  properties unchanged. ' According to  this view the solid condition ot a jelly  is a property of the gelatin itself." At  any rate, it has been established that a  jelly behaves under certain physical experiments very little differently from,  water. Thus jelly offers li-iile more resistance to tlie passage of diffusing substances than does [>urc water. The  condition of water in a jelly, therefore,  resembles its state when absorbed by,  a highly porous substance such as  pumice-stone or sponge. In other  words, the gelatin on setting forms a  sort of fine spongy network, in which  the liquid water is held captive by-  capillary forces. Gelatin is, in short*  a very capacious carrier of water, and  it is not unreasonable to suggest that in  those cases in which the conveyance of  some liquids is found to be inconvenient the use of gelatin might afford an  easy way out of the difficulty^ Thus, by  dissolving a very little gelatin in milk  the milk could be carried in solid  blocks. Moreover, the milk would  gain rather than lose nutrient value by  the process."  "It never pays to hurt pwijrltA !'���������!  Ings," remarked the Humane Clinn. "Oh  ['don't know," replied tin; Wise (luy;  "friend of i��ine makes n pretty good living at it." "Who is he?" "A den I isl"���  Cincinnati "Commercial Tribune."  First darkey���Dat's de mos' convonien-  ust 'arranged farm I eber seen. Second  .arkey���Dat's bo. De chicken house am  located in tho watahmilyun patch.���.  '���"Judge." ,  , ' ' ' (From the "Era.")  Good health Is very much, like money;" It lss valued , most by those who  have to work hardest to get it, and it  Is squandered by those who come by it  easily.���-Caleb Wright.  The man who hesitates m?y be lost,  but the -woman who hesitates Is surely  won.���The Spinster Book.  The. good word of a plain fisherman  or hunter Is worth more than a degree  of doctor of diyinity from a learned  university.���The Ruling Passion.  * In order to be happy, a woman needs  only a good digestion, a satisfactory  complexion, and a lover.���The Spinster  Book. '    , "  ' For theer ban't no law brought In yet  against tellln' the truth about a party  after they'm gone, thank God���though  'tis a dangerous offence while they'm  llvln'.���The Striking Hours.  You are not to suppose that the one  man was a saint and a hero, and the  other a fool and a rufllan. No; that  sort of thing happens only In books.���  Ruling Passion.  There are but two sorts of women In  the world���those who take the strength  out of a man and those who put it  back.���Kim.  Any man who's got a woman  wrapped round his finger has also got  her wrapped round his throat.���The  Cavalier.      ' ,  , Ae lt must happen in this world, the  answer to our prayers comes In a way  and at��a cost we little dream of.���Sylvia. /^       ,  I  know  somethlnif  better  than   the  usefulness of piety.   It Is tho piety of  'usefulness.���The Lion's Whelp.  There are many lies In the, world, and  not a few liars, but there are no liars  like our bodies, except It be the sensations of our bodies.���Kim.  Who can make a. conscience out of  expediency? Expediency says "It may  be:" conscience says, "It Is!"���The  Lion's   Whelp.  - She had (imbibed In her Sunday school  days the usual formulas of dogmatic  religion,-but upon matters of morality  her ideas were of the vaguest description.���King Midas.  ��� There -Is nothing more aggressive  than the virtue of an ugly, untempted  woman, or. the determination of a  young man' to set every wrong thing  in the world right.���Lazarre.  An Acrostic of Gems.  So Mean.  Creditor (angry)���I tell you, I want  ���my money.  Voice From Behind���Well, you can't  get blood out of a turnip.  Creditor���No, but I can out of a beet.  Like the Mormons.  AMONG more serious literature recently published is Mr Poultney  Eigelow's "Children of the Nations,*" the narrative of the beginnings  of the various peoples. Mr. Bigelow' has  discovered a, parallpl between the  ?Boers and the Mormons that is Ukelys  not to please many of his fellow-"Am-  erlcans." He offers his parallel (and  prophecy) In. these words:  , "In a rough way his (the Boer's-) case  bears analogy to that of the strange  coHimunlty of Englis'h Boers who with  a peculiar religion, hardy constitutions and boundless Ignorance, penetrated the American desert and created  a splendid isolation, for themselves In  Utah. These people asked no favor of  the United States, save to be let alone.  .. ... But precious metals were discovered In their neighborhood, the New  England Yankee knocked at the Mormon gate; he was refused admission,  �����q ho went in without. The fight com-  rtiftnccd, and now the Mormon figures  in American political life Just as any  other white man, no more and no less.  The Mormon had thought himself as  strong, physically, as he conceived himself to be theologically Infallible. When  his mistake was demonstrated, he eon-  formed to the new order of things; and  so will the Boers."  , ��������� "���  Mrs. Oldun���I hope you and your  husband live happily together. Mrs.  Strongmlnd���1 Should say we do. I'd  just like to see him try to live unhappily with ime.���Philadelphia "Record."  *1 want half a pound of water crackers," said Mre. Newcome. "All-fired sorry, ma'am," replied the country storekeeper, "but I ain't t��ot but two dozen ot  'em in tho place." "Well, I'll take tbem.*  "Jest wait ten, twenty minutes. Hi  Peters an' Josh Slocum has been usirfl  'em fur checkers an' they're phiyln' th*  "' " now."'���Philadelphia  decidin'  "Press."  game  Knew   About   Toothbrushes.  The pupils were being examined on .the  subject of personal hygiene. A boy was  asked, "What havo you to do in order to  keep your teeth sound and white?"  "Clean them," was the prompt reply.  "When ought you to clean thorn V"  "Morning,"noon and night."  ''What are thoy to be cleaned with?"  "With a toothbrush."  "Very good; have you a toothbrush?"  "No. sir."  "Has your father a toothbrush?"  "No, 'sir."  "Has your mother a toothbrush?"  "No, sir."  "But how do you know about the use  of toothbrushes?" r ,\a.  "We sell them, sir."���London Tft-itSUs.  ^*i*.  *��� ��1  There  was" formerly a; very  pretty  fashion,  in   ,the ' setting     of     gems  which   was "so    quaint   that    it    de- ,  serves to be remembered.   It consisted  in so'setting'the gems of a wedding  ring that the initial letters of the gems,  read in acrostic style, would give the  name of the bride.' Sometimes, when  the  names    presented    difficulties 'in     .  gem-type,* they were set'up, so as to'  form a motto on the same plan. , The  most Interesting' example of this peculiar <fashion*ls that connected with the '  nume of Rachel,  the famous actress.  Someone made her a present of a dia-     '  dem in  which were six Jewels.    The  stones  were  so -- set   that  when   read  acrostically-ithey   gave   not'only   the'  ,.actress's name, but also the Initial letters  of   the   principal  parts *she  had  played.   Put in proper form>and trana- *  c!  lated into words, it was as follows: '  Ruby,  A methyst,  C ornelian, '  ,  ��� H ematlte, - ,  E merald,  .   ' R oxana,  -A menalde,      1  ,C amille, u  H ernmione,     ,\  Emilie,'       *  li apis lazuli. Ii aodlce.  .' The column on the left gives the  lady's name from-the''Initials''of the  gems, and the column on 'the-right  ahows her six principal roles, so that  the gems indicated not only the name, .  ���but the occupation also. '"  The Maxims of Nizam.'  There   are   two   kinds   of  men who,    '  ?'*by their personal ap'paarunco, Instantly .attract the at'tentlon* oif wo",  men ��� the   very " handsome   man .and  . tho very homely ,innn.    The fellow *ol  'average appearance seldom counts. .  A  woman  can  always  Instinctively  ���detect  Insincerity   In'a man ��� except    .  when she is in love.'    '     , '  So long as men ate men, and women  aro women, no man will ever, meet a   '"-,  woman without iboth���perhaps unconsciously���easting   up   the ( chances  of  ��� eventual matrimony.  7     '    A      A-       ?  . .Women, seldom speak from experience���for the simple reason that they  rarely  profit   from   experience.  , They  ,are much more likely to talk of their  experiences. ' * , ,  t. This Idea of "living on a desert Isle"  with one woman'for life is all very  well in Its way���and It Is a plan that  appeals toia certain iform of insanity-  tout a time would always come to any  man who might attempt this when ho  would 'be glad to' sit down and 'chatj  socially, with his mortal enemy.       -   ?  '   'Most   men   think' that -womea' are     ���"*  fools;   probably  because    they  would'  like to have them so. -This would give .  the majority of men so much more of  an opportunity. ��� .,   .  Women   get   more' out  of incidents  than 'men do���because their lives^are - -  made up of incidents.   They are" not  .capable of undergoing a protracted experienced���Albert Lee in "Smart Set." ..,-,'  Fifteen Laws of .Book-Borrowing'     .   ..  Aji English magazine reprints some  - curious laws of book-borrowing'���originally found In a copy of the "Lettres  Fanatlques," 8vo., 1739, now in the British Museum. The- complete text,In  ancient law Latin was published In the  "Athenaeum" of December 23, 1893.  Prescribed some century'and a half  ago by one Francis Vargas, .Marquis of  Macciucca, to frequenters * of his library, the book lover of any a-ge will  find little to cavil at in their simpla  provisions, which run as follows:.  "I. Do not steal the book.  "II. Do not cut or stab it.  "III. For Heaven's sake draw no  lines about It, within or without.  "IV. Do not fold, ciumple or wrinkle  the leaves.  "V. Nor scribble on the margins.  "VI. All the Ink required is already  on the pages; do not defile them with  more.  , ���  "VII. Let your book,marker be of  perfectly clean paper. ,  "VlA. The volume Is.net to be lent  to anyone elsei on any consideration.  "IX. Keep mouse, 'worm, ��� moth' and  fly away from it.  "X. Let no oil, fire, dust or filth come  near It. ��� ���  "XI. In a word, use the book, don't  abuse it.  "XII. Read and make what extracts  you please, but  "XIH. When read don't keep lt an  unreasonable time.  "XIV. See that the binding and cover are as they were when you received  .them.  "XV. Do this,   *nd however unknown  you shall be entered In the catalogue  of my friends,   Omit It, and however  well    known    your    name    shall   *��  erased." '  1 i" '  ��� ���        -  -"*  '.. _���^-^ ... 1  The Signature Free.  A Genoa paper tells this delightful  story of the enterprise of the Duke of  Vcragua :���While the descendant of  Christopher Columbus visited Chicago  he inquired-aat a telegraph office the  charge for a telegram of ten words to  .the City of Columbus.  "Fifteen cents," answered the official,  "not including the signature, which is  wired free."  Whereupon the Duke wired: "Mayor,  Columbus : Shall visit your city next  Monday or Tuesday." And he signed  it: "Christobay Colon de Toledo y Lar-  reategui de la Cerda Ramirez de Ba-  quedanoy, Gante Altnirante y Adelan-  todo, Mayor de las Judias, Marques de  Jamaica, Ducque de Vcragua y de la  Vega, Grande dc Espana, Senator del  Reine, Caballero de la insigne' orden  del Toison "d'Oro, Gran Cruz de la  Conception ' * de Villaviciosa, Gentil  Hornbre de Camara del Rey de Espana."  ���1*1  Si ���&>S^S����S���� - ��^��-o$������  [ooftrisbtkd]  To Set Her Free  By Florence Warden  Author of "The"House in the Marsh," "A Prince of Darkness,"  '      ,J- ' etc, etc. '  ^:M4.  >&*$��>$�����  ���..-4��g.4��g-4��$  the "bwia* X jucst _a>:p that- nnd tueae'c  "l must go and hear what he says  ��bout you, dear," coood Norma, bending  ���over him eoaxingly.  "You will not. I forbid you. 'Sit  ���down."  "'Tremblingly Norma obeyed. And,Dr.  IWharles had to go away without a word  to her.  Ten minutes passed, during which Norma sat silent and submissive by the bedside.   Then Astlcy spoke.  "Norma, kiss me."  Did he Buspeet anything?   There was   ��*ld nothing,  �� wprld of anguieh in her eyes aa they   *harply:  meth-k, and a sob escaped her lips as she ,.    Come, answer me, when aro you go-  t pressed them to his forehead. '       tog*   Y��u came up heir- to oblige me,  But he made no lcmark; it cut her'to an�� J'0" were good enough to stay be-.  ���the heart, though, to see the' uneasy caU8�� l wns lll> bu�� now tIlat * "l aI1  glances which he threw at her in tho r'f"'ht again, surely you'ic dying to gut  ���our-e of that day and tho ncxl. I ��way? .,,,.���, ,, ,<    , ,  On: this second day ho was allowed to1 Norm* waited till she could tiusUrci  get up, and it was whilo ho wus sitting- *oloc' and then mud solemnly: "I'm co  fey the firo in his room, lute in tho after- "'g.m a few days. I meant to tell you  noon, that-Norma, making the eveuse of   B0;  Then she felt herself seized and drawn  away from the table, and a moment  later she was seated in a low chair by  the fire, and Astley, in Ids chair, was  leaning over her. ,  "When are you going to'London'-to  take up your "abode in the East End,  Lady Darwen?"        ��� ,,  Norma turned red, turned ' white,  looked down at the carpet, trembled and  ���,J --�������--���--    Astley  patted her hand  * letter to wnto, slipped out of the room,  ran to her own npurlmcnt, and taking  the twenty-five pound notes winch she  had received by post fiom her London  ���bank that morning, ran downstairs veiy  Ho seemed to bo rnthcr token abnek  by this reply. After a short p.iuse, dining which ho hnd leaned bnck in his  chair, and Noima had felt the gi cutest  difficulty in keeping buck the teius, he  'Rather sudden this, isn't it? You  had made up your mind to stay, so 1  undcistood. llavc I giown too unbeatable?"   f ���  His lo'vcr-like tone and manner thrilled  Norma through and lluough. kShc d.ucd  quickly, and'iiito0Uic aiuno Ion; dark   bent fonvaid again to say  oorridor  by  which  Lottie had  cntcied '  ���nd nuittod the house two evenings pic-  viously.  Norma had in the raemtimc found out  ������that this conidoi, which was in the most  ,'^h4 wi% w.^i lo   ed.th��  ^^ - Sl^l^'o? hS 'TS ��{,,C1 knCCS  Ti. j    i i   j.i i.i ��� i    and looking solemnly at the hie.  It was dusk, and there was a thick      T+. ,��������� ,,"������,,.,��� ii,,,  ������ aa .....  i mist over the grass. Nobody was likely  to see her, and Norma, who had not  been out of the house "before since hei  arrival, had no diihculty in making hei  way to the oi chard without fear of spying eyes.   The lighla glowed in the win-  ,It was honibly haul to dd what, was  right, -what was best for him She was.,  longing to turn her eyes to h,s to wins  per to him that she wus leiidy, then ancl  always, lo give her life to lnm, lo be his  slave, his nuise in sickness, anything to  -W of the seivants'-quaiteis, but the ^���%^^^tl^Z  upper pait of the house looked daik and tcliIgenc |ulcDlfencd in the seivice of the  gloomy:   Noma   sjjed  over   the   giass,   m.m%he 1(?vcd   told hor that Uieie WiUi  ^ I.tImI^i,   1�� s",ubliery'1'and Zl��   no safety for him or for hei bat im such  whV^S lL*lit��VtA Zu^J** semblance of' coldness as she could put  whitened tree stems looked ghostly in   on-   The        Jo of Lottie>s re<    ;(.illB1ncP  the gloom  Lottie was-.waiting, sliy, timid, grateful, hysterical again. Norma gave her  the packet of notes, waited ior no  thanks, and turned to flee hack into the  house.  must first be cleared' up: aiid befo'ie  that, Astlcy must he himself again, well  enough to bear the' tenible shock in  stoic for him. ,  So  she. maintained, though   at  gi eat  _i '. .j ������������   ���)��� .  .  ,     .,      ,     ,   'cost to, heiself, an attitude of ngiditj  She had scarcely got into the shrub-   ���nd  _   ' __t ' dlffeion... ns  ,i=sn,  beiy*, however, when she heard a man's  hurried footsteps, and almost shneked  with terror when she -found heiself m  the grasp of Astley, who, trembling, stag-  ferid^-Beized her aim and glared into  er nice. |  and apparent mdiffeience, ,as she said  dehbeiately after a few moments' pause.  "You aie always kind, always chann  ing*'-' I should like to*stay heie longei  But I've been thinking things over, and  I've decided, if you'll lei me, lo go to  <nrrt- i. j ���      A ,       ��.,     ���-i   London  and sec  my mothei's lawveis.  JlSLl? y��U g ��Ut he'r��?   "*   aild make fchcm understand how I am  ne aoarseiy.          placed.   I'm sine I ought to do this, and  "   . that I ought to have arranged to go bp-  t fore." .  Astley drew hack, hurt.  "Oh, of course I shouldn't think of putting any obstacle in' the way of yom  going to see your lawycis, oi an} one  else. Do you piopose to cany out the  progiamme you had pieviouslj ananged  for yourself? Is the East End of London to be your 1'utuie home'"  She tiled to answei, but her voice  broke. He softened immediately, but yet  thiough the knid woids he used it was  easy to see that he was oilended, puzzled,  suspicious. "  "I didn't mean to bo unkind. \Of  course you aie fiee to cairy out youi  intention if you "choose. Jt was understood from the fnsl tint'each was to go  his own way, wasn't it?"  Norma, fighting against the tears, gave  a sickly little inclination of the head towards the glowing file.  "And if I was vain enough to fancy  that I had made such an attractive invalid, had taken my giuel so beautifully, and swallowed Whailes's poisonous  draughts so gracefully, that you would  never have the heart to adheie to your  original intention, why, that's my lookout, isn't it?"  A stifled sob was Norma's only answer. Astley looked at her for a moment, leaning back in his own chair, and  holding up his head in an ofl ended manner, as if he expected her to turn suddenly and make amends. But when she  did nothing of the kind, hut still sat  staring, and persistently ,turning away  her face, with "a stillness of manner  which showed no intenlion of identing  ever so little, ho leant abiuptly fiom his  chair, und began to walk up and down  the room.  Something rose in Norma's heait that  forced her to move, to speak, lt her life  had depended upon her silence, she could  not have let this man, who had saved her  life, who had sacrificed himself, so she  felt, for her, pace up and down, lcslless,  dissatisfied, without giving him so much  as a word of sympathy or tenderness.  So she unclasped her hands, and just  said "Oh!" ever so softly below her  breath. But not so low'hut that it  caught Astley's ear, and biought him  back quickly, glowing, tender, passionate,  to her side. The next moment he was  upon his knees beside her low chair, his  head resting on her shoulder.  "Why are you unkind? Why do you  blow hot and cold with the same bieath?  Why do I see love in your eyes, and yet  (ear cold words, cruel words, from your  lips? Oh, Norma, Norma, woman's an  wigm-a. always! Why do you do this,  *hild? What silly fane} is in your mind?  Don't you know that 1 love you, and  that you are my wife?"  His hands were on her arms, his pleading eyes were raised to her face. Norma  pould not bear it.   With a low, heart  / -jno, ' no, no," she cued, in a vole*  broken by sobs, "not your wife. Oh, if  I were!"  And, scarcely uttering the last words  in a"'voice loud enoagh to be heard, she  buried her face in her hands, and, leaning against the mantelpiece, sobbed as  if the very springs of life and joy wero  broken within her.  Astley stood still for a moment, misunderstanding her. Was she'so modest,  so silly, as to doubt him? Did she think  he was not in earnest? Could she have  any doubt as to his feelings for her?  Wondering, ,��� doubting, uneasy, yet  touched to the quick by her distress, ho  drew near to her step hy step, until he  wasiahle to lay his hand lightly upon her  shoulder. ,      . ,  , The thrill which ran through her, the  sigh which escaped her lips seemed to be  answer enough to his doubts.  "My wife," said he,'below his breath,  "my little wife, look up at ine, look up,  I say. Don't you know that even if you  did marry me at a registry office 'you  are bound to obey me?"       .,  His playful tone, which yet did not  hide the "deep earnestness underneath,  forced from her another cry, moie heartbroken than befoie. Losing her prudence, her dear-bought reticence'at one  breath, she raised a flushed and quivering face to hia, stammering out amid hei  sobs:  "Oh, don't, don't, you break m/heart!  I must tell yov, 1 must, though I meant  lo wait. I'm n-n-not your w-w-wife!  She���Lottie���is alive I"  .Astley cameived the news with a stars  of iittw ftrosrcdidity. Then he laughed  quite easily. _. _,  , "Oh, nonsense," said he; "who's been  telling you that.stuff? Ah, I know! I  can guess! That beast Wharlea���and hia  wife���of ^ course!"  And he stamped his foot/'not in consternation, but in vivid anger. '       ",>  Norma looked at him, half in hope and  half in fear". There was more to tell  him, unhappilv. '*  , "It's tiue," faltered she. "Really, really true. Astley, I've seen her. She came  here: she tiicd to force her way into the  room when you were lying ill. And you  ���'that's the worst put of it all, I think  ���even in your delirium you recognized  her voice, her footstep!"      * . '  But, earnest as her tone was, clear as  wero her woids, Astley persisted in ..his  attitude of utter disbelief m'her story.  ���������   "Oh, no, no,-it's some trick," sa'd he.  "It's some plot laid by that doctor and  his"piecious wife.   Oh, I know it is! "I'm  sure of it.   Only wait till I've come face  to face with them, and you'll'see."   He-  had turned away foi a moment, so angry  that he could scaiccly trust himself to  speak.    Then he acrain faced hci/with  his eyes aflame.   "'Theyidaied introduce  her into my ihonse, this woman, whoever  she was, and let her speak to you!L -It's"  an insult I'll make that cur pay for.   I'll  CHAPTER XII.  "Astley 1 you here! Out in the cold  -and dam]>! Oh, how could you? How  eould you? Come in, co.ne uidoois this  minute!"  Norma spoke aa if to a perverse child,  ehidingly, affectionately, and as she spoke  led him towards the houso by the door  which she had used. Submissively he  limped along, and as to all his enquiries  as to what she herself had been doing in  the orchard she would say nothing but  ,"Sh-shl .I'll tell you presently," he  dropped into silence, appaiently satisfied  by her manner, and content to wait her  good pleasure tor an explanation.  So they went upstans, quietly, like  two naughty children afraid of being  oaught after an escapade; and it was not  untd they were back again in Astley's  room that ho turned to her, and again  demanded, why she" had gone out in tho  iog.  "Don't you know," said she, evading  his question, "that I haven't been outside the house since I came here? Surely you could spare me those few minutes!"  "You are making excuses," said he,  ��harply. "You went out to see some-  *ne?   Come, was it Wharles''"  Norma was able to laugh at tliis question.  "Dr. Wharles! No, indeed it was notl  If you must bo inquisitive and pry into  things which really don't concern you at  all, I went'out to see a woman, a poor  woman who wus in want of money.''  "What woman? You don't kno\v anybody here yet. You aie telling me falsehoods.   Why do you do it?"  Ho stamped angtily on the floor, as  he leaned against the mantelpiece. Norma thought il best to take a high hand  with him.  "Sit down," she said peicmptoiily, "sit  down heie this moment. Vou don't know  what harm you may have done to yourself by going out in the damp, when you  are scarcely convalescent after fever."  "Fever! Noiiftense! I was all light.  It was only that fool Wharles who chose  to pictend I was ill, in older to get his  _oot into the house!" said Astley, angrily.  Norma would not listen to him. Sho  Insisted on his seating himself again in  the cosy armchair which had been put  In the corner by the flic for him, and  then ehe rang the bell for tea, and busied  herself among the medicine bottles which  stood In a row ,on a side-table.  Suddenly Astley's voico rang or' j  peremptory accents: s  "Put those things * down, tr^u come  here."  The voice thrilled hei", but she would  not come. Sho was afraid. So she mado  on-excuse, without* looking round:  "I must just see first which of these  to��tl��o can be thrown away now. There'  Norma sprang acro��s lhe  loom, and  laid a resti.uning hand.upon his arm.  "Listen," she said, "just hslcn.'\  1 But' he would not.    He tin ned upon  her, and went,on, as funously as ever.  "They made you pay, of couise. Tell  me, yon had to pay her something, had  you not? Ah! That was what you weie  doing out in the oich.iid! Como, you  may as well confess, since I've made a  good guess." _ '  Reluctantly Norma acknowledged that  he was right. .   ; ��� .        ��� _  "I did give her some money," she admitted, imploringly, "but she was not  rude or ciuel to me. She was gentle,  ashamed of herself. -1 felt half sony foi  her, I did indeed!"  "Sony!" cried Astlcy, "sorry for this  impostor, this adventiuess!" ,  "I shouldn't have been sorry if I'd  thought she was that," said Norma, earnestly, "but indeed I'm afiuid you won't  think that either when you come 'face  to face with her. She wanted to see  you, you know." ,        "    *-  "She said she did," retorted Astley  obstinately, j "'But you'll find, when it  comes to the point, the lady will have  disappeared. Oh, to think you could he  taken in so easily! Come, Iciss me, child,  kiss me; you are my wile, never fear!"  And he flung his arm roimd her, and  with a loud .laugh which was not as  hearty as he intended and believed  pressed his lips to hers,,and'told her nol  to be afraid. ,  But through all his almost boisterous  assurances that all would be'well, Noima detected a vague, unacknowledged  uneasiness; and she was not surprised  when he presently sank into moody silence, and sat back in his ehah. with an  air of reserve and gloomy foreboding  which contrasted strongly with his first  reception of the news.  She, on her side, had by this time'  grown so accustomed to the miserable  position of affairs that she was complete  mistress of herself, and was presently  ablo to steal gently to Astley's side, to.  thrust a loving hand into his, and to  (try to console him for tho fresh misery  which, so she declared, it was sho herself  who had brought upon him.  By this time he was feeling ill and  weak from the strain of strong emotion,  acting upon a frame enfeebled by fever  and by his premature exeition of the  afternoon.  Ho began to shiver again, and Norma  was full of fears for him, and dreaded a  rccurrenco of tho fever that night.  Astley was lather glad of these symptoms, since they gave him a right to her  renewed attentions. When she expressed  her intention of sitting up with him, ho  made but a faint inuimur"of protest,  and she felt comforted in her heart of  hearts at having this excuse for remain-  ling near him.  Ho passed a peaceful night, on tho  ���it*, aot reel strong enougn to stand nrm  against his, entreaties to her to remain  ���ear him, while at the same time she  felt certain that nothing but misery  could come to him through her staying  at Darwen Haigh if the truth of Lottie's  existence in the flesh weie once demonstrated beyond any doubt.  When Dr. Wharles came that-morning  she would have gone to meet him; but  Astley, who had ' not yet got up, sent  Martin to command, rather than to revest her to come to him.  "That fellow Wharles has dared to  turn up," growled Astley as soon as Norma came to his bedside. "'I won't see  mm.   And neither shall you."  "But���"  "I'll have no buts. You're to do as I  tell you.   Do you heai ?"  "Yes,"   said   Norma  meekly,   as   she  ivilhdiew a step or two, white and trein-,  ulous. ' '  . "Then you may go," said he. ,  He was snappish, peicmptory, irritable  beyond his wont. Slip went back to her  room,'and heard w'ilh a fast-heatitig  ho.nl Ihc wheels of the docloi's gig on  tho diive She had wanted "an explanation with him above all things, and she  di caded the attitude Astlcy was taking  UP- .        ^        .      - *��� .  When she went downstairs, and sat  alone at hieakfast in the dietiry moin-  ing-ioom at the front 'of the' house,  lluch was shut in by leafless liecs and'  unutterably depressing, shejsaw a person who looked, she thought, like a doctor's man-servant, appioaching the house  with a letter^m-his-hand. She rose to  her feet, feeling suie that he had brought  a'lelter for heiself from'the doctoi .or  his wife. She looked at the clock,,and  saw that enough time had elapsed for  Dr. AVhailes to leach home, to write and:  send a note to her, demanding an explanation ofiAstley's lefusal to see him.  But no ono came into thi,ioom. And  prescntly-Nonna saw lhe man returning  down the drive towaids the lodge gates.  -" As stie stood at���the window, watching  and wondering whether it wis t -> Astley  the doctor had written/she Tht.'rd the  hailing footsteps she knew* in the'' hall  outside, and ran to tine door, just, as "Astlcy bpened it andrcame m.    <  He v. as white as the dead, and shaking,  like a ?eaf.      ^ '   ���      ft  '    jit's true, great Heavens, it's*true!'  said he hoarsely.   "    *  *���-.    And,with a, trembling hand he hela  out to her a letter in a woman's hand  writing. ,.    '    >    -',  "It's from her, from Lottie. There's  no tnck. It's no foi~ery. 'Read it, read  it!" stammered he as he threw himself  into a chair. ' ( ;?  Without a word Norma took the letter,-which was short and sciawled in a  rather peculiar hand, and/first dashing  her hand across her eyes, whkh were for  the moment dim and moist, ��� she read  these .woids: <��� "  - "Dear Astley���It's all true, and I confess it. Uill you ever forgive me foi  this di>ccic? They say"1 you 'won't, but  I think 1 know you better. You cared  for ihe once; can't you forgive me and  care for me again?   Your unhappy wife,  ,��� ' . '.'LOTTIE."  -.When Norma had read it/ she laid it  down on ,the table, and met Astley's eyes  with a long look. Both felt that there  was no longer room for hope.  ..������, and Astley was shown into "��� the   ' -'  drawing-iooui, a fiont loom on the right,  furnished ia the worst of weuld-be ele-,^-  gance. -   , *  , VS  As he entered, the folding doors which<*^  cut the loom in half weie hastily shut,    >  and-s Astley  heard whispering,  scuffling,  '  and then the closing of a door.'    <     *   ,  He caught also  the sound of a sup-^ *v j_  pressed laugh, and thes anger-which "al-""/^  ready   possessed  him-��ngainst these  in- ' *  triguing, greedy people increased tenfold.    '  He wus seized by an' impulse ,Ao tear  open the folding-doors and'HoT^confront      '  the giggling women, one of whom? as he   ���  guessed, was Lottie;  but he restrained    ^ ,  himself: and after he had waited a cou-    \  pie of minutes, the door by which he had  entered   opened,  nnd    not �� only   Mrs.,  Wharles, but her widowed sister, Mrs. '  Finch', came in.       ,,        > ' ^  "   ,       '* '  He bowed coldly to Ihem both.   ,.     ^   * ,,  "Where is Lottie?" he asked abruptly.  "She won't come," said Mrs. Wharles. " ^,  "She's afraid of what you would'say to A  her." '      ,, ' ,    "-1  Astley shrugged,his shoulders.      .      -\/  "She must risk that," said he shortly. '"  "I don't mean to leave the house till I,, ,v  have seen her."      ' "  '.  ',"     <���    \  Mrs. Wharles turned to her sister, who    '  was a much less ehowy-lookmg person     '  Jian   hero��!f, very    well" but.   quietly   ,'  dressed, and of more simple and straight- -?  foi ward manners than the doctor's wife.'      '  , "Emmehne,"  said 'Airs.  Wharles,  "go J *  and tell her she must coiue.^ Sir Astley "T -,-  Vsists." ��� Then, as Airs. Finch went out,   *r,  sho continued: "You mustn't be surprised*/ \  at    Lottie's    shyness.      She's    awfully t ,\  ashamed of herself, and sorry now, for^  what she did.   Did you get her letter?",- ^  "Yes," said he. "But of i course for- \.��  giveness is'but of the question. ^Unless y'\.t  someone had suggested it to her, I'm 'Vr  sure she would never have conceived^'it,," *  possible that I^couJd entertain such an1 y".  idea." Does she consider the frigtttful po-' '_ -'  sition she placed lanother^woman in by \5"���  her wicked freak?" ' ' -'<--'���.  "Well, well; we never . thought ^ you ?  would marry again so soon, you know," *?, -  said the doctoi's wife, who seemed, ho "y "  thought, to be taking things very coolly. ' s7  '"I've no doubt if you hadn't been in such {  a hurry to mairy again, you would soon? - i��  have had a wild letter from Lotlie, beg-\; 4-  orinj; your foi giveness." ,*<���  (To be Continued.)?,/'  i  iVl  ���\ <*���  ���3  ,!  whole; though he started up from time  bo time complaining that he had bad  dreams. And towards morning he slept  quietly enough for Norma to slip out of  tlie room and away to her own vast  apartment, where, with teais in her eyes,  she began to prepare her things for packing.  Qoi sh* must, and soon. She felt sure  that a rude awakening was in store for  Astley, if indeed he was as confident aa  he pretended that it was only a trick  which had been played upon her for tha  i_   *_    ,     ���_    T         ,7  "-"������"     niutu uku ueeu piayea upon ncr ior tne  ��   broken crv she drew away and stood up. | oumnse of extwttfir uney    And ��h��  _    CHAPTER XIII.  -   "What  shall vwe  do?" asked,Norma  hoarsely, after a long pause.  Astley pulled himself, together, and,  snatcmngMip the letter, buttoned it up  in his coat-pocket with an air of determination. t   ��� ���  "I shall go round to the' Wharles'  house. sShe is staying wilh them, you  see. I shall see hei, tell hei plainly that  I mean to go on with, the case against  her, and let her knew, at the same time,  that she will be piovidcd foi. I think  that will put an end to all difficulties,  as she ard the family ha\e shown plainly enough that tiny look at the whole  business in the most soulid way."  "And. if���supposing you can't prove  anything? You know they say you  can't."  "I don't believe it," snid'he shoitly  "Tho infoiin.ll.on 1 lecencd about hei  conduct was too ciiciim��tantnl.' Theie,  there, I can't bc��ti to hove lo talk about  it_to you." Ha flopped in liont of hei,  with a look of the d^ej.esli solicitude'on  his face. "I don't know what lo do for  the best, as regards y-iu,"' he went on  tenderly. "Peihaps 1 shall know bettei  when���when I've teen these j eople."  And he turned away abiuptly, and  walked towaius the door.  Noima lan after him, and tried to  smile into his f.i..e.  "You are not to trouble vour head  about me," she snid gently. "* 'Tin not  unhappy, and nothing they can do will  make me unhappy. Remember that, lt  is for you, you only that I'm concerned  m this matter. Not for myself. Really."  Then she ian back again, and he, aftei  a moment's hesitancy, li'stiauicd his inclination to go back to hei, and saying  in a low voice: "Thanks, thanks, deai/'  he left the room quickly.  A littlo later sho saw a dog-cart  biought round to the liont door, and  Astley, wiapped up lo the eyes, got in  beside the gioom, to whom'he left,the  driving.  He had lost no time.  Tho doctor's house was in a road on  (he outskirts of Blackdnle, and was a  conventionally fanciful red buck house  of the usual modern subuiban type,  otanding at the corner of a road, with a  little bit of gaidcn in fiont, and a little  bit more behind.  There was a brass place on the dooi,  and there were flower-boxes of rathei  showy colois in the windows; and the  lace cm tains weie pink, and were arranged in a fashion more eccentric than  tasteful. The whole house seemed lo  wear) a sort of ostentatious air of being  inhabited by people who thought themselves of moro importance than then  neighbors, so Astley thought as he got  down from the dog-cart and walked up  the garden-path.  He asked for Dr. Wharles, but was  told by the seivant that he had started  on his morning round. Then for Mrs.  Wharlea   Yes, the doctor's wife was at  DEMONS OF  INDIGESTION.  Dyspepsia   and   Other  Stomach Disorders  v '      ^       . "* ' ^   *���*  The Cause of *    V  Endless Misery.  -Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple .Tablets���.  ?���;  nature's wonderful remedy���speedily rei   \'  heve and permanently cu're^jvWind on -.' 7  the Stomach, Sour Stomach7*Belching ^  up of Foul Gases, Nausea, ^Vomiting, \  Loss   of   Appetite,   Nervousness   and  all symptoms of Dyspepsia'and Indi- *  gestion    Relieve at once���cure"positively.,,  Geo. Sunderland, a prominent business- ^  man of Wetland, Ont., says: "After suf- -,. 1  fenng for over three yearswith a most *  distressing case of Dyspepsia, and try*'  ing innumerable remedies" without ob- *  taming any relief, my druggist persuaded *  me to try a box of Dr. Von Stan's Pine* .,  apple Tablets.    I was'soon entirely re-jl  stored to health.   I am certain they, will ������  cure the disease, in any stage whatever." -  Torturing Aches and Pains.  Rheumatism is caused  by an  add/  poison in the blood, and until it is eliminated and the blood purified, the bod}  will continue to be racked by aches and -  pains.    The  South  American  Rheu- /  matic Cure neutralizes the acid.   Cure:  Rheumatism ia oae to three days to sta\.  cured. No.��  He���You say that automobile 'accident was caused by a misplaced switch?  She���Yes; the dear girl tried to fix it  and steer her auto at the same time.��� -  Judge.  Is the bank of dirt he  makes to hold in th��  melting solder.  There's' nothing- so worthless &  second after except Spoon medicines  for Catarrh*  Dr.   Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder is an antiseptic, healing*  dressing, applied directly to tho  diseased surface by the patient himself, who blows the powder through  a tube into his nostrils.  The cure dates from the first puff.  You needn't snuffle from colds  and hay fever, if you have Dr.  Agnew's Catarrhal Powder in tha  house. It relieves colds or catarrh  and cures headache in ten minutes. ���  The American Medicine Co., Allentown. Pa..  writes: ��� " Your Dr. Agnew's Catarrhnl  Powder is the best seller in catarrh remediea  wc have in our store, and our customers praise  it very highly." i  DR. VON STAN'S PINEAPPLE TABLETS are  the only co- .uerors of indigestion, dyspepsia  and catarrh of the stomach. Thev digest th*  food, giving the stomach as long a holiday ����� It  needs to get well. Cured thousands, will cure  you.   Price, 36c 14  1  kSsss  =/____ i���rt__i..d'..v-i~/ui-.S 1 Ii.-j! i_j,/J__��"  Ti-i'^jJA.   i  ,*.-t-^-MjU3i��*������--^ i-��<����� J"  ^CL^i^:^^^^  ,_m_ nn i***^i-i ���  I.  I1 l  I" '  I*. 7  I- i  It i  i  llr  "H  i,  T*.'  I  a, <  *   V Si  \'  ATI7TN,    R    (\,    SATURDAY. # JUNE '*7,- i-yu3.\  The Atlin Claim.  Publislied    every    Saturday   morniiif;   bv  T'lE ATLIN Clj\lM   PUIIIiISHIKG Co.  A.C. HmS0HFBn,D,KDIT01t,    PltOI'lllETOlt.  Office ofpubhcutioii Pent 1 St., Atlin, H. C.  Advertising Rates: $1.00 per inuli, each  insertion. Rending noticeb, 25 cents tl line.  Special Contruct Jtates on application.  The subscription ptic-o is S-5 a year   payable in advance.     No p iper will be delivered  unless this condition is complied with.  I > i .... :  Saturday, June 27T11, 1903.  We should assist and urge upon  the Government the adoption of  such legislation as will encourage  the miner, and hasten the development of our greater mining resources: it was for this -reason that  we took such' a prominent part in  tbe inauguration and successful  organization of the Provincial Mining Association. ,  ,  A word here to show   why   we  consider that Crown grants,   under  certain restrictions,   should   be. is-  , sued for placer mining   leases.    It  would encourage   and   enable   the  * prospector to*take up and work the  deep -alluvial deposits in the Province. Under the act, if adopted,  as laid out by.the Provincial' Mining Association, he could locate and  work within his means, secure a  good title under Crown grant to his  claim, hold it against all comers, be  they companies or private individuals and should he be'unable to sell,  ,   or in the   event of his   death, he  'property would revert to  his  wife,  children, or, relatives as   the 'case  might be.  The prospector, in our opinion, is  the man to safe-guard;' he is the  pioneer*and should not-be discouraged; on the contrary he should be  helped and assisted by all, and we  claim that his best protection is security of tenure, the lack of which  acts prejudically against the influx  of capital, thus depriving the hardy  prospector of a possible purchaser.  We have been accused by some  of working in the interest of corporations; this we emphatically deny  and we claim; that "in urging ' the  adoption of the" remedial legislation  we are working solely and wholly  in the interests of the individual  miner. , .  Just stop to think of the result if,  instead of a few companies operating, each and every miner held  -a lease under the proposed act, and  were all working them according to  their agreement.  We are not asking much and it is  our duty, and the duty of every resident of the Province, to see that  the placer miner receives the same  consideration at the hands of the  Legislature as is shown the mineral  prospector.  Under the proposed amendments  \t would be impossible to get a lay  over, and tie up enormous areas as  IS DONE BY PROMOTING SPECULATORS, who manage to do no work  and only pay rentals.  Compel the speculator to perform  * his annual work according to the  act, and thousands of men would be  put to work, and an era of genuine  prosperity would surely result.  Mines Department for 1902. In  receiving.this -Report ,we cannot  fail to commend the Mines, Department for the manner in which these  Reports are prepared, and it speaks  well for the Government in presenting to the public such an able exposition of the Provinces most important industry. Under the Supervision of competent and conservative men these reports cannot fail  to prove of the greatest value to the  mining industry and to people who,  either directly or indirectly are interested.  We cannot allow the present opportunity to slip in extending our  commendation to Gold Commissioner Fraser for the able report he has  presented, of the progress of this  camp during the previous year.  Mr. Fraser's report is one of the  best which has ever been given  from his department. It is conservative, being to the 'point."  ,*'He avoids all embellishment and  states things as they, are, and * in  fine shows that the general development of the camp though' slow is  steady and satisfactory, and that its  permanence is assured. . . ' *  ,     ���ertaBfgfava      cuawa     win amfrO  And All?Kinds of .Jewellery Manufactured orr the Premises.  x  f&F"    Why send oiu when you can get goods as cheap here? -'''  ' Watches From $5 up*   Fine Line, of Souvenir Spoons*  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Wafclimakers.  l/THE'  KOOTENAI'H,0'TEL.!  Cor  George E. Hayes, Proprietor  First and Trainor Streets.  j This First Clans Hotel has been remodeled (mil refurnished throughout  E and offers the liufat accommodation tq TrnuKlont ar Permanent  i 1    -      Guests,.���Aiiitiricmi mid Kuropoftii plan.  ? Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars*  I  ' Billiards   and, Pool.  .���(���a"����*a''^*a*B*8**a'rK'*^  THE   GOLD    HOUSE.  /'  D��SCOVERY,   B, C.  Of Interest to Miners.  Our issue of last week gave extracts from the recently published  .Animal Report of the   Minister  of  The Provincial Mining Association request that the following  amendments' to the Assessment Act  be given the widest possible publicity:  "ASSESSMENT ACT AMENDMENT  -   ACT,  1903."  Sec. 6 (amending old Sec. 19)���  '' Provided, however, that if the  owner-of such claim shall establish  to the satisfaction  of the? assessor,'  that the sum of two  hundred  dollars has been   expended   on   such  claim in mining development work  during the year preceding the date  when  the   tax becomes   payable,  then the tax shall not be levied in  in respect thereof; and in order to  entitle the owner to, benefit by this  provision he must produce to the  assessor a detailed statement showing the nature of the work performed and the   amount   expended   on  said cl^im, duly sworn  to as true  and correct, before the assessor or a  justice of the peace, and this statement must be filed with the assessor  on or before the 30th day of June  in each and every year in which he  claims exemption from the tax;  ^ "Provided*,    further,   that    any  owner of adjoining Crown  granted  mineral or placer claims not exceeding eight in number of such claims,,  shall be allowed to perform in mining development during the year  preceding the date when the tax  becomes payable, upon any one or  more of such adjoining clains the  full value, at the rate of two hundred ddllars per claim, to entitle all  of such claims to exemption in lieu  of the tax, but subject, however, to  said owner producing to the assessor a detailed statement showing  the nature oi" the work performed  and^ the   amount   expended,, duly  sworn to as true and correct, before  the assessor or a justice of the peace  which statement shall be filed with  the assessor on or hefore the said  30th day of June in each and eveay  year.''  Comfortably Furnished Rooms��-By the Day, Week or Month.  The Best of Liquors and Cigars a'ways iu Stock. ��� Fine stable in con  �� u?^liou wilh the House.        ' T  \ AMERICAN    AND    EUROPEAN ' PLAN?, '  o ' - *, J. P, Rub.., Ittanrijrei1.  THE*   WHITE'   PASS    &    YUKON  '      "ROUTE: *        .   '  ��*��  Passenger and Exptess 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 and Yukon points, and at Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlin ever,y Monday and Thursda}'.   1   - 2-  Telegraph Service to Skagway.    Express mrtter  will he received-  for shipment to and from all points in Canada aud the U,nit*ed States. %,  For information relative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or Express  Rates apply*to any Agent of the Company or to  ' J. Lipscombe, Agent, Atlin, B.C.-  Pine tree .fiottl.  DISCOVERY/B. C.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  Ed, Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  ���    G. H. FORD        Prop.  Now occupy their new quarters next  to the Rank of B. N, A��� First Street.  Tho bath rooms aro equally as good as found  in cities.   Private Entranco for ladies.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  'IN     .    *  CONNECTION.- ,   -  Headquarters for Brook's stage.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  "    CAPITAL   PAID   UP; $8,7oo;ooq.  Reserve, $3,000,000,  . '- *  Branches"*of the Bank at Jeattie,  / San Francisco,  Portland,  Skagway, etc,  Exchange sold on all Points*  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  D. ROSS,-Manager.  TI1E ROYAL HOTEL,  E.   ROSSELLI,  Proprietor.  Cornet" Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  -, r~-, *��*   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,  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  ���Vancouver, B. C.  A. C, Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B, C  r  1  '                                            J. 6. CORNELL.  .���j  ���  -ii      Discovery.   .   . ,>"-,���, . J,  '"'   ''I  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. "; '   ".'.'  I  I  1  ���k  -   t  t  J*��n4_ _w_  ^^w-^wnsi^-h*-.^^  -   j - r���  BnaunM e Most Important Question.  1 "The question recently agitated with so  ���much vigor and rigor, as to whether a  college creation is necessary to a young  unan in business" (says Tom Masson in  ono of the magazines) ' "is not half  so (interesting as how many men should  la, girl be engaged to before she is mar-  Sled. This question strikes at the roots  liotf society, and generations to come will  too influenced by it:,  "Just.as [the kitten acquires lvaluable  practice by playing with the dummies  [(before she enters upon the serious business of the piofessional mouser, so, be-  itfore the knot is tied, it is proper that  ��i girl should fortify ' herself with'as  (���much preliminary training as possible.  Set this does not imply recklessness nor  Kthat superficial skimming from one subject to another which precludes a proper  mastery of the problem. Enough time  lehould be taken to hook the man thoroughly, and when he i9 properly and  let'eadlly in hand, to study him until tho  [possibilities arc exhausted.' Only then  .should he be relinquished, aud anothei  [specimen should be selected, and so on  hut'l the final adjustment.  "And, above all, puis, do not allow  *ny .also sympathy for the man himself  %o interfere with your end. It is natural for him to squirm, but the wholo  process, while painful at the time, will do  ���im lasting good. ''   < '  ��� "The* ideal, toward which you are di-  Itrooting* your efforts, is, of course, to ac-  jqtriro sttch a working knowledge of all  l-men that, when you are married, tho  limanagcment of one will life u second na-  ,l*��re���a habit of life'that imposes no ad-  'Uiiioaal strain and does not take away  iyour attention fromL the other enjoy-  jsnents that ycu h��ve alight to expect.  ���To be constantly astonished at some new  lend hitherto" unsuspected peculiarity in  your j(ftUegcd)-lord and master, when,  Ity a brilliant series of preliminary'engagements beforehand, this'might have  ���been obviated, Is, to say the least, unfortunate. Well might some married vet-  '���raii exclaim at this point, with much  emphasis, that if a girl waited to find  out all the peculiarities of men before  she married, she would never marry at  ciU. 'And there is "considerable truth in  -this. v ���  "Whit a girl should strive for, however, is not only to discover a man's peculiarities, but to learn how to subdue  them to her own uses. For, beneath his  envelope of weakness and cunning and  Toughness and tactlessness, man, after  ���_V, is a useful animal. ^ Het is a good  machine,to pay bills with, to receive use-  *8ess ornaments from on anniversaries  and holidays, to ward off,burglars, with;  ito esoort one to, functions, to consult  ���about tho baby's peekedness, and last,  'but not least, to'feed. For every woman  should have one*animal to feed, and.a  iB��au, while often lacking what a,.dog  has, answers the purpose ' perhaps as  veil. * ���  "It must be admitted ' that" there^ is  about �� first love a freshness, a-piquancy,  a, 'fine frenzy,' and a peculiar beauty  tfhat belongs to it alone. - And, if this  kigh pace could be maintained, if -lifs  ���were all loving, it would be rash to*re-  ttnquish this brightest dream for a suo-  eessien of lesser commonplace reveries.  Ye�� sooner or later the fire must be  made, tha table set, and the dishes  washed, and practical love requires a  practical, working knowledge. So, go on,  girls, and learn your lessons beforehand,  whil* you have enough text-books, and  do mot wait until you are limited.to-one  �����h1t, with regard to the number, don't  ���wait too long. There is always a last  lover; and it is generally advisable to be  ob "with the new lore before you are off  with tha old.  "All this, of course, presupposes the  probability of a girl being able to find  out about a man beforehand, when it  ,is notorious that men are not the same  before and after. This, however, is not  go difficult aa it seems. Perhaps the best  rule is the rule of contraries. The man  ���who promises too much, spends too  Orach, loves too much beforehand, will  fail most, have less to spend, and love  too little afterward."  Musical Gossip.  (New Style.)  It la estimated by Sir Robert Giffen  that the number of women who are to  be deprived of the chance of marrying  Herr Kubelik is 51,391.472.  Gospodin Bolossy Bovrilsky, the great  Cossack contrahassist, has taken to golf.  With a handicap of 50 he was actually  13 down on Bogey at the last monthly  competition at Lompalanka.  Mile. Daniela Deionda, the Syrian contralto, has been decorated by the Sultan  with the Order of the Jerusalem Artichoke. A portrait of the gifted artist,  with artichoke, appears in the last number of ."Home Prattle."  M. Prosper Ukhconisky, the Bcssara-  bian pianist, has juu chased a cattle-run  in Arizona. lie finds the work of a  cow-puncher admirably suited to keeping  ���his hand in.  During his recent tour in the United  States the Chevalier Bolcslas Simjanki,  tho one-eyed Armenian violinist, received  oilers of marriage from no fewer than  seventeen millionairesses. The rival  claims having been referred to a plebiscite of readers of the "North Atlantic  Hairdressers' Gazette," an overwhelming  majority was returned in favor of Misa  Edna McAsser, tho Oregon Oil Queen.  Mile. Obbia Bohotle, the Somali mezzo-  soprano, lias given ��3,000 for her new  (motor-car. With a generosity that cannot bo too highly commended, Mile. Bo-  (hotlo has engaged a destitute English  composer as chauffeur and'accompanist.  Miss Mamie Cachalot, the New South  iWales prima donna, who is so well known  for her pronounced Imperialist views, haa  bequeathed her larynx to the British  Museum.  M. Sovcik, the Bohemian maestro, when  not engaged in training prodigies, do-  votes nil his leisure to the elucidation of,  Coptic palimpsests.  Sir Charles Stanford has purchased a  motor-bicycle, which he rides with tho  soft pedal down.���"Punch."  Needs of the Nations.  "If we may believe the Washington  correspondent of the New York 'World,'"  says the "St. James Gazette," "the United States Government are to propose  to Portugal that they should,,take  a. short lease of Lisbon for 'the  purpose of blockading it, presumably  vvith dummy shells. . . Tlie object is  to prove that the s'American' navy ' can  cross the ocean to take the offensive."  ' This passage suggests, to "Punch" a  new and' extended field of usefulness for  the property-market as well as a fresh  era of prosperity for countries and cities  which have know n better days. Perhaps  before long wc may see some such advertisements as these:���    .    ''    -  WANTED.-���Good roomy continent for  ArmyiManoeuvies and colonizing experiments. ' The laiger the better. Good  price offered for immediate possession.  Also wanted, good-sized ocean and part  fleet.���Wire, W. II.. Potsdam, Germany.  TO BE,LIST, for summer season. Large  ancient city; great historical and antiquarian interest. -Admirably adapted for  sieges, surprises, soi tics,* etc. Artillery,  men, etc, can be let with city if desired,  or bring own,���S. P. Q. It., Box 21.  ��� STREET FIGHTING, every opportunity for.���Houses lunn aeioss streets; invading army inc\itab!j ��� destroyed' by  brickbats f 1 om uppei windows. European  tenants prefcircu. AddiebS, Mayor, Carlisle.  BARGAIN.���Beautiful green island offered for internecine warfare. Homegrown enemy always in stock.'Moonlight  operations; eveiy at ti action.'. No English need apply.���Write, Erin, Europe.    *  RULER of .large and'pleasant Empire  has vacancy for pupil to lea in uutocraqy.  ,nnd give moral suppott. Live in palace.  Excellent mixed shooting. Strong head  of >Armenians in" immediate vicinity.  Army provided -if " wished, but hotter  bring own. 'Religious convictions no bar.  ���Address, Caliph, Yildi- Kiosk.', (Excellent testimonials.)  . REQUIRED AT ONCE.���Empty coun;  try, desert preferred (with lions and alligators), for settlement of undesirable  aliens.���Apply Howaid Vincent, Army  and ..Navy, Auxiliary Stores, Great Britain. ' /,  GOOD HOME; free-life, every opportunity for expert criminals, unlimited  prospects, no charges.���John Bull, London, England. - (Testimonial; "Since 1  came 'to London I have found it_ necessary to go nowhere else.���-Hairiau ,v"Un-  hungski.")  ��� ���  "   ; Individualities.  Several- of the friends of the late  George Douglass Brown, author of "The  House With the Green Shutteis," are  preparing his biography, which will be  published soon. The intioduction is contributed by Andrew Lang, and the memoir by Cuthbert Lennox. 'Other*friends  give their, reminiscences of Brown's life  at Oxford, in Glasgow, and in London.  A letter of condolence to Tobias Lear,  March 30, 1796, signed by both George  and Martha Washington, brought "eleven  hundred and fifty dollars at the Peirce  sale in New York recently. It was, of  course, the double signature, said to be  unique, that gave it this-value, though'  the epistle itself is considered a model of  dignified and yet sincere,, sympathy.  The announcement that the Sultan of  Morocco has bought an estate in Norfolk, Eng., has created a good deai of  interest in Europe.', The purchase is believed-to bo partly- the result of the  Sultan's apprehensions that.the present  rebellion jaa.y be successful, and that he  may in consequence have to flee to'another country, and partly the result of  hia remarkable - admiration for foreign  things. He is said also to have deposited  'a large treasure'in gold and jewels in a  London bank.  Ezra Kendall, who is appearing this  season in "The Vinegar Buyer," ha3 just  purchased six hundred acres of land near  th* Bennings 'race-course, several miles  from Washington, 'which he intends to  divide equally among his six boys. Mr.  Kendall proposes to let each cultivate  his share according to his individual  taste. He will build a comfortable home  on the property where he can watch the  lads and live in peace and comfort during his summer vacations and in his old  age, when he retires from tlie stage.  Dr. Friedrich Mueller, who was recently here as chief assistant to Dr. Lorenz,  has returned to America to treat Lolita  Armour. For a year he will remain in  Chicago, and will daily massage the limb  of the little patient whom his chief operated upon some months ago. Dr.  Lorenz, the despatches announce, will  also soon visit America again to supervise the after treatment. It was the  intention of the Armour family to take  the child to Vienna for that purpose  during the approaching summer, but Dr.  Lorenz's decision to revisit America obviated this necessity, and it is believed  that better results will follow this  change of plan.  For tho fourth consecutive time, Carter H. Harrison has been chosen as the  Democratic candidate in the coming  mayoralty campaign in Chicago. Graeme  Stewart, the Republican national committeeman for Illinois, tho business man  who secured the nomination of the Republican party after an exciting contest  with John M. Harlan, will be Harrison's  antagonist in the fight for the mayoralty. The oity is nominally Democratic,  and it is generally conceded that Stewart will be defeated at the polls. If ha  is, it will be the ninth time that a Harrison has occupied the mayor's chair at  Chicago. Carter Uanison, father of tha  present mayor, was live times tho city'a  chief executive.  Why does a bay horse nover pay  toll? Because his master pays it for  htm.  Why Is a -writing-master Like a kingdom?   Because both require a ruler.  Why are ladles the greatest thieves  in existence! Because they steel petticoats, bone stays, and crib babies.  Where can even the most miserable  find sympathy?   In the dictionary.  Ways of Wooing. * ' i  -, ��� :l  There are more ways of wooing than  there are. nations, and to most people '  many of these    may    well   seem very,  itrange indeed: , 1  The etiquette of love among the Hun��  rarian gypsies, for instance, is as follows:  Cakes are used as love-letters. A coin is  baked into the cake, which, at the first  opportunity, is flung to the favored object. The retention of this is looked,  upon as a virtual "acceptance;" its forcible return, an intimation that the "at- to render any kind of pastoral service^  tentions" are undesired. , ] i regardless of creed, aafaonality or re��-  This, of course, requires no eloquence   dence.    Calls may te sent any hour of  on the lover's part.. In some parts of   the day or night."  the world, indeed, all that is demanded ��� -"  of a lover is physical force.   Among tho  semi-savage tribes in the Arabian desert,  round about Sinai, the lover  tries   to  seize the girl while she is pasturing her  father's'flocks.   She'pelts him with mud,  sticks and stones, and will be held in lifelong repute if she succeeds in wounding  him.   Once driven into her father's tent  nave t lists 'of every creed, where tnaar  have said they were willing to come.1  That there is a field for the work ia  proved by the fact that when I first  started there was hardly one call for me  a week. Now there are as many ��s three  or four a day." It does not appear how  the chaplain's salaiy is to be paid, but  this notice has appeared in all the large  hotels: "Guesifs, pa.trons and friends pt  this hotel wishing the services of a clergyman are respectfully informed tha*  they may call upon Rev. II. M."Warren,  the hotel chaplain.  "He will be pleased  Jewel-St., Mexico.  The jewel from which this well-known  street is Mexico City takes its name was  a magnificent bracelet *of gold, set with  many  precious stone3.    The jewel was  'the lover's  object is "attained   and  the    J"*ue lor Isabel de la Garside y Tovar, a  lwt.rnthai ,"_ ��rn���in,"m0fi       ���       '      , beautiful woman belonging to the most  betrothal is proclaimed.  The Eskimo smitten one goes one better, inasmuch as he matches openly and  without any beating about the bush to  his loved one's abode, seizes her by her  long, strong hair, or her fur garments,  und drags her to his lair of ice or tent  of skin  exclusive society of the capital of  Mexico, both by' birth and marriage.  But, alas! it was not her husband, Senor  Alonso Fernandez de Bobadilla, who presented the bracelet to her. This gentleman had for a long time been muchmoie  unhappy than he appeared.   In truth, he  Theie is considerably more poetry In 'was the most miserable of mortals, for  the method of the Yao*Midos,*'one of tlio he wus,filled'with' apprehension that the  many Buimese-Taitar peoples, who woo ' wife of his bosom, whom he so much  their wives absolutely without words? j loved, did not return his affection and  but to the sound of music. On the first i was not true to him. Tliey lived in. the  dajr of winter they have a great feast, at,j greatest luxury in ' one of , the finest  which all,the marriageable girls gather ' homes in the street, "and/ indeed, in  and listen ' to  the music made by tha . Mexico.    Senor Fernandez's offices were  bachelors, who sit under.and round the  "desire tree," each playing his. favorite  instrument.   - '       c  As the maiden he loves passes him the  youth plays the louder and more feel*  on the firs* floor of the house, and their  large and handsomely .furnished living-  opartments were above. One day^ the  senor ;was Bitting in his" office, sadly  meditating on his lot, when, a letter was  mgly.   If the girl ignores him and passes'    h through .the bars of the window  on he knows that she will have none of    ^ feU .^^ly ^ fAnt of .him,' Ho  started aa if from a dream,* but even  him; if she steps up to h'im and lays a  flower upon his instrument he jumps up,  takes her,by the hand, taking care not  to drop the flower, and they wander off  into the moonlit' woods,     ,        . ���        .'  A remarkable custom, prevails among  the Dyaks - of Borneo. ��� AVhen one of  -them would woo the maiden of-his heart,  he chivalrously helps her in the hardest  portions of������ her uneasy daily toil., If  she smiles upon him, never so sweetly,  he does not immediately respond, but  waits until the next dark night. Then  he steals to "her house and lightly wakens her as she lies "asleep beside''.-her  sleeping parents.  The parents, if they approve, make no  sign, but sleep on���or pietond to. If the  girl accepts, she rises and takes from her  lover the-betel and sweetmeats ho has  brought her.^.That seals their,betrothal,  and he departs as he came, neither speaking nor being spoken to.  The Japanese lover, wishing to make  known his, love, throws a bunch of pale  plum-flower buds into her litter as she  enters it to be carried to a fiiend's wedding. If she ,tosses the blossoms lightly  out the 8uit'pr*ia rejected; if she fastens  them in her girdle the suitor i3 acceptable to her. ,   A  In Spain the young man looks amorous, but never speaks until after acceptance by-bis lady-love. The girl neither  speaks nor looks, but���she sees. Later,  in the oool of the 'evening, the gentleman raps^at her father's door and craves  a gourd of water. It is, of course,  given him. Then comes the crisis. If he  .is not offered,a chair within the porch or  a seat in the garden?he bows and walks  away���a rejecte'd"man; if, on "the other  hand, the coveted civility ia extended to  him,' he remains, an accepted suitor.  There is, in tha event of his acceptance,  a general celebration by the family of  the bride-to-be in honor of her betrothal.  Whitmanically Put.  I do not ordinarily swear;  I do not stiffen myself aud think up  double distilled double dashes wherewith  to embellish my remarks;  I do not spout forth lurid eloquence  upon ordinary occasions.  Profanity has small place With me.  But when I hear the rattle of the  twenty-dollar-per-ton coal as the heavyweight driver dumps the short-weight  wagon before my door;  When I hear *tHie meat bandit presenting his bill in the kitchen;  When I hear the grocery pirate asking  for his money at the hall door; ��  When I hear the gas-meter singing its  doleful melody in the basement;  When I hear my taxes and my rent  and my water bill adding themselves up;  When I hear and sec all these and  many otiher things   And no-te that the wife of my bosom  is reading an advertisement with a face  suffused with joy; -  When she turns to mc and murmurs  something concerning an Easter bonnet  before he broke the seal he knew what  the letter would reveal. It .mentioned  no names, but between the lines he read  the guilty name of a professional friend,  Senor Raoul de Lara. Filled with suspicion as'he had been, the definite revelation of the truth almost stunned him.  He thought of that"very morning when  he had ridden forth with his lovely wife  by his side ,in an equipage?that was  almost royal in its richness, envied by  all who saw him, and richer than any of  his acquaintances,' but also more unhappy. ' "��� ' -  - Ilis' first impulse was to rush up to  the living-rooms with the letter in one  hand and, a t dagger in the other, to  charge the Dona Isabel w ith" her unfaith-  fuhless, - and, if she could not f deny it,  to stab her to' the heart. But instead he  decided upon the cold plan of establish-  ing a watch that he might prove tohim-  self the bitter truth. Accordingly, he  went calmly ^up to his wife" and told her  that he had made an engagement with  the Government that would keep him  away from home until late at night.  Dona Isabel bade him an affectionate  farewelland he departed. ��� A few doors  away he secreted himself in.the gathering shadows. Night had just fallen, when  a man, well wrapped in. a long  black., cloak, which, he held over his  mouth, aa was the custom at night-time'  and his sombrero shading securely the  upper part of his face, passed him hurriedly, and then stopped in front of  Senor Fernandez'9 own door.1 There was  no knock, but the Dona Isabel appeared  on the upper balcony, greeted him, and  then ths heavy street door opened  silently a little way. and Lthe*-man in  the long cloak entered. Senor Fernandez  waited no longer. Hastening- into his  own house, he found his friend -just  clasping a beautiful and costly bracelet,  on the arm of the Dona Isabel. Another  instant and a dagger had penetrated the  black cloak and the blacker heart beneath it. The Dona Isabel tifrned to  flee, but finding the doors barred she  fell on her knees before her husband and  begued for pardon, mercy and her life.  "'Tis thus I pai don you!" exclaimed  the outraged husband, as he plunged the  blood-dripping dagger into her heart.  , The following day the two bodies were  found In the house, and on the door, with  the dagger stuck through it to hold it  there, the bracelet as proof of the crime.  Senor Alonso Fernandez de Bobadilla  enured a monastery.���"Modern Mexico."  Mark Twain  in  Love.  Mrs.   Mark  Twain   was  a  Miss  Olivia  Lang-don.    "When  Murk Twain    was  returning* from  the tour of Europe   which  supplied   the   muU'ilal   for   "Tho   Innocents  Abroad,"   ho  met Miss Langdon's  brother.    For some years Miss Langdon  had been confined to her bed with what  was   believed   to   bo   an   Incut able   disease, but she was nt length almost mir-  aoulounly restored  to  hualth.    The  curo  tlie   sensation   ot   the   town,     nnd  then known,  capacity of  \    , ii ���    . .- . newspaper   reporter,   to   Interview   Miss  And use them to express my opinion    Langdon on her rocovery.  S^  WHEN YOU'RE  RUN  DOWN  Just build up your system with  the eitjat South American  Nervine, tho health hulltlcr, blood  maker and nerve footl, tlintls quickest and must thorough iu it�� action.  Will put every organ In -the body  In good working order speedily and  permanently, through glvin?? tbtem  a now nervous energy, and fills the  system with health, vigor ' ���;,  and rich, red blood.  3. "W. Dlnwoodie, '  of Oampbolff ord,  Oht��� statco: "For  years I was trnu ed  wi th nervous.. .t>8  and impaired liver?  and kidneys. I was  treated by Bpvonil  doctors; tried i-i'erv  ' medicine. Last fall!  procured a bottle of -  SOUTH   *  AMERICAN  NERVINE'        r  I took but a very  few doses and th*  nervous depression  left my entlie system. I will never  Jbc without It.",  DR.  VON STAN'S  ' PINEAPPLEj  TABLETS  allow the sufferer from Indigestion  te oat heartily and heavily of any-  thinc he likes while curio? him,  f,the !*'  letting tho stomoon re  J  set aeund, whilst you enjoy  ,ltfe.���Frit*, 85 oents.   ,, -v .,.��  tor __-  ths feod, let?  and      "    "  Ineapplo actually dlgeata  letting tho stomooh test  et sound, whilst you eqjoj  ;i  ~J >  A Shocking Question.  \.-<)  :>a\  ,*  An Oklahoma papei prints this story ic "    ���-  Bhe'was  from Bos,lon,- he  from Okla-*" \A  homa.   "You have traveled a good deaJ^^Tf  invthe West,' have you not,' Miss ��e*t  con?"      -    , t i  ,      '   '  "Oh, yes,   indeed���in   California   find1  Arizona, and even in New Mexico."    '  "Did  you    ever    sec  the    Cheroke*-'  Strip ?�� *    ,      -       ���'  <There was a painful silence, but fi��!/'7'-  ally she looked-" over her glasses at -do-?, * \  and said : "In the first place, sir, lAeevt'-' <-..  your question exceedingly rude; an<L - \t  in the second, you might have been mor��"'"/" \?  refined Jn your language" by'asking nw ^ "-  if I had ever seen the Cherokee disgpbe.1     t ".  i ��� un. ni'   i. ',������������.'i-i r       ��� * \, *  "The Humorist's Heroine.       _   '   A ?  I was aweary. For a whole evening'E'_'  had aat, listlessly'chewing the end'of my;, ,  peii-holder and waiting for the ideas,to' ,  come. Suddenly she jumped right out of ---  the ink-well. '        ' '**'_  "Who are you?" I asked. -   ,  '"I'm the girl that goes into all yourr?  jokes," she -replied with some ^asperity.'  yr  "Wish you'd get into a few of t&em, ��  right away," I sighed.'        '",   <"   '   ,*   f -.  "No, sir; not another one. ' Youittavfe^  stood me under the Christmas mistleto<*,'?  hung my stocking up for vayk little broth-; -  er,' made me listen to impossible Hew; y  Year's Vows, dressed me in bathing suits??  in November for publication in the. sum-  ?  mer and in sealskins ia July for printing; i  in the winter; you. have made me tell .  about Italy lying beyond the Alps ae ��7 ��� i  graduate, and compelled me to make im-/ -  possible pies* in cooking-school; you Aave>? "^  engaged me  to the wrong man ^cveryj  time end mixed,me up in divorce coses'  in Dakota on the same day that you hatf ,.  me shaking rice off my hat In New Yosfe.i,  E have stood it as long as I intend? to.'  I strike right now."  "But*," I protested? "I was just going-'  to get you & nice new silk dress ana the-.,  prettiest Easter hat you ever heard oft-*  ���|,fj  was  Then do I search the bright lexicon of  youthful memory for  all  the compound young Clemens? as  he was  (hyphenated cuss woids 1 ever kn*w, r���afD*"2L��V.Ltll?re' V1  I11  J\_.j    .I .    .'_.  newspaper   reporter,   to   int  of the practice of reaching into the future for troubles  Yea, then do 1 *wear in a beautiful  manner!  The Hotel Chaplain  One of -tflie most striking proofs of the  increase of hotel-dwellers in large cities  'is tlhe movement which has been started  to provide special chaplains for those  who sojourn casually or permanently in  the big and little hostelries. In New  York a Hotel Chaplains' Society hag  been formed, which includes represent*,  tives of moat forms of religious belief,  as well as prominent hotel-keepers. The  Rev. H. M. Warren, who has given up hia  ohurdi to devote himself to the work,  thus explains tlie methods of the association: "No creed or church, you see, is  concerned in the hotel chaplain movement. I am only one of them. If a,  patron of the hotel be ill or need the  services of a clergyman, I may be called  first, but through mc any other clergy-  Ho obtained tho interview, and an Interest was aroused botweon tho two that  quickly developed into love.  Miss Langdon's parents wore at first  strongly opposed to Clemens as a husband for her, and tho newspaper man'i  furtherance of his stilt.  He Anally screwed up courage to  apeak to Mr. Langdon, and ono morning timidly entered his future fathor-  hi-law's office, where that gentlomoa  was seated at work.  In his embarrassment Mark stammered :��� '  "Mr. Langdon���have you���noticed wiy.  thing between���your daughter���and t  meT3 J  "No!" shouted the objecting parent,'  wheeling sharply around so as to get  a lull view of his visitor.  "Well," said tho young man, as he  turned to tho door ready for Instant  flight,    "if you���keep���a���sharp���lookout-  No Time for Sampling.,  "Have I time to run across the street  and match a sample of ribbon?" asked  tho woman of the depot gateman. "Oh,  . "I'm going to strike."  "And all the other girls would he dying-  with envy "  "It maJces no dif " *   ;  "And I was going to maJTyhyou to ��xl<  English duke "  "I don't care." "���  , "And he would turn1 out to be a mit?  tinee hero in disguise/' ���,  "Well, I suppose it would be meaja of,  me to quit without giving you fair wttmn-j  ing," she smiled, going buck into the" ink- '  well.���"Judge." .  . * *���  Great-Grandma's Prescriptions,   '  The "grandmother remedy" is not,al-i  ways a thing to laugh at, for sometimes  It cures j but sometimes, too, the matter  or the manner of it seems to warrant, a  smile, us in the case of these healtb  hints, which, says the Philadelphia "Re-  ;ord," were written in a family Bible)  eighty years ago by the great-grand*  mother of the present owner of the B1-.  ble:  A stick of brimstone worn in tho.pock->J  et is good for them as has cramps. j  A loadstoan put in the place ware tho,  pain is, is beautiful "or tlio l'licumatr^i  A basin of water gruel, with half at)  juart of _"ld rum in it, with lots of bro-wni  lugar is good for Cold in Head.  If you have liiccups, pinch one of youa  wrists wile you count sixty or get somebody to scare you nnd make you.jnnipou  The earache������Put onion in your ear afl  ter it is well roasted.  The consumption���Eat as many pea*  ���rats as possible before going to bedL     [  > * '-ci  "''4  t ��  * -����� * ti  ��� 'f  esults from caamtm soaps r  .zema, coarse hands, ragged  othes,  shrunkea   flannels.  dear, no!" he    replied.      "Why,    the  man will comp.   I am glad, tb say that I   train leaves in three hours and a half."  �����lhlf\acro  Pnoh. _--j  Ast for the (Mtoson Bar  r^WMWWOT.  l^jmiTOWjojOTyWBTil^^^  ��.��i��,y�� t��wm�� 3_"���1?-1*   u-t    *)t_r'j-��v<-i'-   sjiil -i.-.  rtl,.*-^-^^^_Jth^VJ^*i>^A)1.f^_'JL.fci_^.'L_a-.   1��*U*  t AXlrjf ��Ul*-  J1.F-.    (��I - tjeV���t  Hti-\j -- -'JJ'.Jiii irtrf^iM,���fyfeji-.u.ttr r.L**<J��*^tf,  HSii^^^^Si^^-^^i^ii^^^^^SS^S^^SS^  ATLTX   ,B   C ,*   ,S\TURDA\:,    JUXE    Aj,     1903.  r  11   >  if  PJCKED UP HERE AND THEl^E.  Cliiircli or England: _j  St. Martin's Cliiircli, cot*. Third and Ti-n'm-  or .trcots. Suiidny services, Mntins ot 11 n.  m., Kveiibotij; 7:30 p. in. Celebration oi Holy  Communion, 1st Sunday in cnuli montli and  eii,Spf>t-iul occasions. Similar School, Sunday nt 3 p. in, Coniniitteo Sloethigs, 1st  Tlimstlny in each montli. ���  Kc\. 1*'. U. Stephenson. Rector.  St. Andrew's Piesljjtei'itin Cliiircli hold  sorviues in the Church on Second Street.  Morning service at 11 e\oiilnff sei vice "1:30  Sniifliiy School ut the close of tlio inoiiiiuK  sorvieo. Rev. li. Tiiiltingtoii, Minister. Fioo  Roadin-r Room, to which all uro welcome.  .SPECIAL" SONG " SERVICE  will be held on Sunday the 28th. in  the Presbyterian Church, Discovery  at 3 p. m. and at St. Andrew's  Church, Atlin, at 7.30 p.m.  A cordial invitation  is  extended  to all.  Bicycles for rent���bicycle repairing���Pillman & Co.  -  ,Don't forge,t the Smoking  Concert in Dixon's Hall tonight, in aid  of the Fire Department.  Large shjprhent of Alarm, Mantle, Kitchen and Office Clocks just  '   arrived at Jules Eggert's.  ' Bob Wallace  left  this  week  for  vJuneau en route for Kayak,   where  he  has  accepted  a good* position  'with the Kayak Development Co.,  .  of which Archie Shiels is Secretary.  Fresh   fruit   and   vegetables  at  Fraser & Co.'s.(  Any information that will lead  to the" discovery as to,where the  , late Mr. C. B. JRabson deposited his  inoney will be suitably rewarded.  Address this'Office.  > Now that your dump is washed  up, don't forget to reckon your annual subscription^ The Cl,aim as  one of your most deserving and  patient creditors.  Pat Burns, has sold out to the  Gold Storage Co. at Dawson, he is  expected,here shortly.  Linoleums and Oilcloths just arrived at Eraser & Co.'s  Miss. M. Douglas, of Westminster, arrived this week to assist the  Hospital staff.  Fishing Tackle of all kinds at  C. R. Bourne's.  The market is stocked with good  things, watch our ads., all up to  date merchants advertise.  W. G. Paxton,* Notary Public,  intends being in Discovery every  evening. ��� Office at Palmer's, opposite Nugget "Hall.  Over two hundred new" arrivals  for this week, and still there is a  marked shortage iu labor; every  man got a job on arrival, and wages  from $3. to $3.50 per day. with  board.  Fresh Lowney's Chocolates at  C. R. Bourne's.  Mrs. Anderson, wife of the genial proprietor of the Balmoral was  among the arrivals this week.  Mr. J. A. Fra9er, Gold Commissioner, was welcomed back last  Saturday.  Bring your cash to Joe Palmer's  store, in Discovery ��� Hats, shoes,  shirts, etc., etc., can be had there  at any price; above, below or at  cost, just as you wish.  Linoleums and Oilcloths, just arrived at Fraser & Co.'s  Mrs. John Nichol was among  htst Saturday's arrivals.  D. Todd Lees, who has b.-en  " pushing the quill'' for the Claim  for the past winter, goes to Stevendyke next week to assume the management of the inteiests of the  Stevendyke' Partnership, * part of  whose ground is under option to  the North Columbia Gold Mining  Company.  Hot From the Wires.  Vancouver, B.C., June 26.���In  tbe discussion of Impeiial' defence,  the British Government has asked  that no preference be given to Colonies in trade unless they contri--  bute to the defence of the Empire.  CLOSINft-OIJT-CASei SALE  $10,000 worth of Goods to be  Sold by July 1st.  BARGAINS  FOR   EVERYBODY.  Our. Stock has got to be sold by July ist  as we give tip' possession of. our   i  . premises on' that date.   .   '!,',,,  The hitherto quiet town of Kaslo,  B.C., is at present in the throes bf  extraordinary excitement over the  report of a fabulously rieh strike of  high grade gold quartz in'the Dtin-  can-Lardeau country, y The excitement-was caused by the arrival in  town of Messrs. F. Marquis and G.'  Gilbert, who brought 'iii from thrt  Lardeau country, as they claimed,'  quartz more than half gold.  Boots, Shoes, Hats, Men's Furnishings, Dry; Goods, Etc.  firoceries, \ Ammunition,, /Etc., Etc.  L ���* 1 1 ���;  BLACKETT & CO.  The Ladysmith strike was declared off on Tuesday last, the men  asking to go (to work. . On Wednesday they made some demand  that Mr. Dunsmuir wouldn't agree  to, and the strike is 011 again.  The*- $500  head  tax on Chinese  immigrants has become law.  Mr. Stables, M.L.A., and wife  child came in from Victoria/this  week1      . .--  P.- F. Scharschmidt,' Supt." of the  B. Y. N. Co., paid a short visit to  town this week, accompanied by  Mr. '-King, Auditor of the White  Pass Co.  A Smoker.  T^rE   give special attention to Mail .and Telegraphic Orders.  ., 1; : :���"'" ������ -    ,      -      '  AGENTS   FOR ,     , A'  Standard Oil Co. a ,  Rose of Ellensbury Butter. '       'v  ��� ? The Ctidahy Packing Co.  ' ���    " , Chase & Sanborn'syCoffee. -  Groceries, Fruit '& Vegetables���Crockery,  Wholesale & Retail.  Tbe Rpss-Hipjtins Co.  -, ���   . , f-       Skagway, Alaska. v , , ,,   "   ,  1    '���' " ,*  *       J' 1  THE  CASH   MEAT MARKET     ^  .��'  A Smoking Concert, in aid of  the Atliu Fire Brigade, will beheld  in Dixon-'s Hall this evening,,and,  apart from -its object, it should be  well patronized.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded  for the "week ending  26th inst, are as follows :  June'  20' . 43    '  21  47  22  42  23  41  24  43  25  43  26  33  67  75  53  62  58  5i  54  G. R. IN. Co  JOE    BROOKS  ,    . '' First Street,  -Atlin.   -    ,        .  1 KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK-r-LOWEST MARKET PRICES.  Wholesale  and Retail ,   ^       & '    _*"..��*   ���  -  Russell    Hotel,  DIXON  BROTHERS,   �������   Proprietors -  Pool' &   Billiards,   Free.  Freighting and Teaming.       ������**       Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  LOUIS   SCHULZ,  Wholesale   and    Retail   .Butcher  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIF,   B.   C  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS   The following Sailings are announced for the mouth of June,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train :  Princess May, June 6, 16 & 26  Amur ,,  2, 12 &22  For further information, apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  ,   Skagway. Alaska.  FOR SALE ��� Three hundred  feet of hydraulic canvas hose and  brass nozzles���Apply this Office.  Store to Rent ��� Apply at The  Qcaim Office.  Just Received this Week  A Large Consignment   of:  Dry Goods     ' .       Wall Paper  Oilcloth Window Shades  Potatoes Oranges      * Lemons  Carpets'  Groceries  Fresh Vegetable-  All at the Lowest Market Prices,'  IU-   PILLMAN ' &    GO.  Northern Lumher Go*  Prices for the Season 1903.

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