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The Atlin Claim 1903-03-07

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 bkhimwwi���upmm  vol. a,  ATLIN, B. C, SATURDAY.   MARCH 7,    1903  NO.  190.  1200 CUBIC YARDS.  Approximate Estimate of One  of Spruce  Creek's Dumps.  O'.r.  Carrospondont Has a Look  Ai'ound ��� Gonsral Prospects  Look Very Bright.  ���=,*  .Spruce Cieek is this winter a  scene of gicat activity and cvety  indication points to handsome ic-  tuins fioiu the winter's work.   "  Some /O men  aie  wintering  011  thc cieek, 50, at le.isl, of whom are  ,  I'iking out   la'ige   and   promising  "looking dumps.'  The ieal value of Spiucc in le-  spsct of its winter digging > is. only  now becoming apparent. ~ The  be.ichcs and hills consist ofa liaid  couglomeiale gravel, extending  from two to five hundred feet on  each side of the creek, and for at  least two miles up the creek, commencing at about 130 below dis-  , covety. This giavel carries values  averaging about 3 cents to the pan  throughout. No timbering is required and the drifts are being run  fifteen feet wide. ' Powder has been  freely used this winter, with great  effect iretiess.  Our Correspondent states -tint  there could be profitable employment on Spruce for 500 men foi the  next twenty yeais.  As instances of what is being ac-  *    comphshed this winter, it might be  mentioned   that   on   Bodine   and  Hampton's ground  four men have  been steadily  employed,   and from  measurement,   have   a  dump con-  - taining,   approximately,   1200  cu.  yards, and,   at  the  average value,  - should'not  yield  less  than $7000.  They aie ruining two cars between  the mine and the  dump.    On   the  .   ground   of Swansou and  Ball is a  fduiup even larger than that of the  one  previously  mentioned.     Cars  are being used here  also.    Piquet,  Doyle & Co. have begun sluicing.  The woik being done at the pre-  " sent time   is   between claims 90 to  126 below the discovery claim.  A season of great activity is anticipated for the coming season 011  the creek. Two or three more  friction, hoists will be brought in  this spring, as the woik accomplished by these dining the last  two years has established the fact  of the efficacy of these simple con-  trivauces.  We are informed that the miners'  living accommodations on Spruce  creek aie b2tter and more comfortable than any iu the district, or, for  that matter, in any mining camp in  the Province.  Caribou to Atlin by Stage. '  The teceiil Skagway papeis contain the followjng announcement :  This aflei'iionn���aSlli ulto���aftei  the anival of tlie tiain at Caribou,  theio will be n stage lea\c Caiibou  for Allin. This is the lirst.sl.ige  to 1 tin this winter and a regular  schedule will be arrange;!. Several  passengers leave for Caiibou ^his  nioining to take the stage'this  aflci noon.  The announcement was news tn  us, and, upon investigation wc  find that the line is being conducted by the redoubtable Joe Biookes.  The advertising   is   being clone b\  .ft  the   White - Pa--s   Co., v^c-are informed.    Within   a  few weeks the  venture  should   prove a piofitable  one.  The time schedule for the new  stage line between Caiibou- and  Atlin, is, leave Caiibou, Tuesdays  aud Fridays , leave Atliii Sundays  and Wednesdays. " The faie is advertised at $15 either way. Theie  are" three road houses, 10-Mile  House, Squaw-Point and one about  44 111 lies Irpui  Caiibou.    The trip  will be made in two da\s.  A Valuable Consideration.  Tlie United Stales has formally  accepted , the- offer of Ihe Panama  Canal Company to sell lo the U. S.  Uic canal piopcrly and all 'of'the  Company's lights theicin, for $40,-  000,000, on the ratification of the  pending tieaty,with the Republic  of Colombia'. The" following cable  message has been sent by Piesident  Roosevelt to tlie Piesident of the  Canal Company :  - " The Piesident desiies that the  pioccedingi necessary to the transfer of the piopeily be forwaided as  much as possible,'to the end that  when the pending treat)' is ratified  and goes -into ^"effect, nothing will  leniain to be done, but to eonsum-  ate the transaction by the delivery  of possession and the pa3*ment of  the consider atior,."  The first of the season's ciop of  oiangesat E. L.' Pillman & Co.'s.  Latest Novels at C. R. Bourne's  Circulating Libraiv".  A  'K^i  r&  A Struggle for'Supremacy ��� LaferJsi 4!?e 'Ascendant.  The Federation of Railway Employees Asserts Itself���The  Canadian Pacific -Railway Company Ha$>  Trouble On Its Hands.  DON'T WANT MUCH.'  The Proposed Trans-Canada  Railway  Would  Like   British 'Columbia  to  N  Give  Them  About  8,000,000  acres of Land.  Mr. McKee and his party are off  again on their prospect bunt. M-.  Morgan, whose accident compelled  the party to return in a hurry, is  now fully recovered.  One  of the  worst   sliikes  ever  known  in Western   C?uada is now  *.  iu progress in Vancouver, which is  completely paralysing trade in that  city. A new Federation of Railroad Employees has latel} been  formed aud the demands ot this  Federation not being acceded to by  the C. P. R., a strike, has been 01-  dered. It is so far reaching that  even the clerks in the offices have  gone out The Company has been  compelled to refuse freight foi it  has 110 means of mo\ing it. One  of the Empresses, which came in  this   week  is  laying at   hei dock,  with a full cargo unable lo ha\e it  discharged. Even teamsters refuse  to touch a pound of fieight for the  Company. The telegraph operators are out in sympathy with  the other emplo3ecs. What the  outcome will be it is bard to foresee, but from the raannei in which  the Federation has taken hold of  the matter, it would seem as if the  Company would have to meet the  demands of its employees.  Canada has been singularly free  fiom railroad strikes and it is to be  hoped that an amicable settlement  will soon be reached.  , The piomoteis of the- Tians-  Canada'iailroad are endea\onng to  educate the people of the West into  the scheme. Mr. O. E. Talbot, M.  P., for Bellcbase, Que., has been  addressing'the different Boards of  Trade and public meetings. "His  company,'knowing that the Provincial tieasury could not well afford to give a cash subsidy, proposes to ask for a land grant of <  20,000 acics per mile foi the 400  miles of road through the Province.  Mr. Talbot sa> s thabthe construction of the 1 oad * would be begun  this spring simultaneously at three  points���from Port Simpson, east';  from Noiway House/at thediead of  Lake-Winnipeg, west, and frcm  Lake St. John, west.  v\ snnej- party,-under Mi. A. E.  Hill, D.L.S.,"of New Westminster,  and a paitj 'are abpiit to lea\c" Vancouver for Port ^Simpson to com-  men.se an ex'tiriusth e, 'examination  of the terminal' facilities aud the  topographical conditions of the  route which ^ tlie Trans-Canada  ia.ilway will 'traverse in approaching Fort Simpson or any ether terminal which _ may be decided upon  as the*inost;couveuient.  A Postponement.  No More Heathen Chinee.  Mr. Aulay Mornso'i is credi'ed  with the statement that he was iu a  position to .say that the Chinese  would be excluded fiom Canada by  by the Dominion Government at  the next session of Ihc Dominion  House.  New Stock of Goiden and Flower Seeds at C. R. Bourne's.  Munlock McKay is tooling Hr  Atlin iu the Coast cities. He is  told that if his coal propcity is as  rich as he says, he has thc makings  of a fortune.  A hockey match will be played  al Discovery���which will possibly  be the last of the season���this aflci noon, and we hope the Sporting  Editoi will not foi get liis duly lo  the public and lo the votaiiesof  the game and hand his repot I in to  us iu time for next week's papei.  'Tis said that Pat Sneyd, of  Spruce creek has fallen heii lo a  "wad," has "chucked" mining  and has gone Eist to loo k for a  w^fe. In all of which wc wish him  joy.  Atliii is to have clcctiic light, a  steam laundry aud an automolie  slage line this summer.  At the annual meeting of thc Atlin Gun Club, held in the Koolenay  Hall last Friday, 27th ulto, the  following officeis were elected ;  Pres., J. St. Clair Blackett; Vice-  Pres., Dr. Young; Team" Captain,  G. E. Hayes ; Executive Committee, Messrs. Fetherstonhaugh, Ro-  ������elli, Hayes and D. Ross ; Srcy.-  Treas., J. D. Lumsden.  Mad Canier R. G. Thomas has  1 educed the running time between  Log Cabin and Allin by thiec-  quarters of. an hour, having completed his trip, with a full load���  350 lbs���and in the teeth ofa gale,  in exactly 8^4 houis .  For a good square meal go lo  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant,  f ."* '.J.-'  ^    -    . |OiVt��'  '        '":"iM  " '--'xm  .-' Til    ,���- '"'11''1* tf��  * s   _ -       i *>(�����< ���..!  . I:/*-*  The 13! C. Government has seen  fit to altei thc date for the assembling of the House. It is now announced to meet for the transaction  of business on April 2nd instead of  on the 12II1 inst. This change was  announced in the B. C. Gazette of  20th ulto.  The reason assigned is the Government's inability to get the  business of the session ready for  the 12th inst ��� I   "'  m  HOOAOOOM'S "SGOGF,  IT was the neatest pt-"ce of biislnes-*  chronicled in tlio i>ollco annals o��  ' Tolchoster. The detective de-  , parlment said so,,and it ought lo  know; the police reporters enlarged on the deL'tnes,s of this thiol, nnd  in criminal circles the "job" was referred to with bated breath, and with  the 60me degree oC admiration as provincial artists accord to the work o��  tome master whow skill has raised  bim above tho jealousy of mediocrity.  IThe social Importance of the wedding  ���"Millionaires in Hymen's Bonds,  was the heading In onc P-iPor���was  eoinpletely overshadowed In public n-  teresl, and in the estimation ot city  ���ditors, by the daring robbery which  marred the reception and .sent thte  bridc away in a state ol semi-hyslcrlcs.  The presents had been jealously  Kunr.ded by two private detectives. Willi,  silk lmts, unci Crook coats badly lilting  and hired Cor tho occasion, while'a  third. pnrb<*fl n�� n roolmnn. had olll-  clated at the front door, to keep ashni-p  eye on the .stream ol* guests lest any  evil-disposed person should obtain an  .entrance. And yet, in spite oC all precautions, four valuable pieces of jew-  ''elry" had mysteriously disappeared un-  fier the very noses of thc custodians.  The list, as supplied to thetcity force,  was Itemized as iollows:  I Diamond pin, valued at $  350  1 Diamond sunburst  1.000  1 Emerald hoop ring     -����  1 Rope of pearls  z'o0U  ' It was a long time since Tolchoster  had enjoyed such a sensation. The social prominence of the parties lent additional piquancy to the occurrence,  and people who, as a rule, never looked  at the society columns, eagerly scanned  the list of wedding guests, and wondered who, tn that provinolally august  catalogue, could have been-the author  of one of the neatest "touches'* on record."       '  . Nick Hogaboom, police, reporter oi  the "Courier," felt a double interest in  the-affair, both from a personal and  professional point of view. Much to  his disgust, he had been assigned to  write un the ceremony, the reportonal  staff being below its normal strength,  'and had with his ojvn hand catalogued  tor his paper the large array of wed-  fling gifts. He had been' greatly taken  With tire "beauty of the diamond pin,  Jocularly remarking to the society editress of the "Weekly Hearth and Homo.-  that he "had a good mind to pinch It  tor his Sunday tle,"tand had wished,  with a sigh, that he could afford to  hand such a string of pearls on a cer-,  tain white neck. , -.  As police reporter of the "Couner,  ���With a reputation for "scoops," for so  txclusive news'stories are, called in the  Jargon of the press, it behooved him to  get the earliest information on the subject of the robbery, and so he strolled  Into the office of the chief of the city  Irr''- -aetective" staff, to pick up any, crumbs  which that august official might vouchsafe to let fall. The chief liked Nick  Hogaboom as well as he permitted  himself to like any of the reporters,  whose premature disclosures sometimes  'Interfered seriously with his plans, and  he graciously suffered two pieces of  Information to be extracted���first, that  Mr. "Wothersnoon had offered a reward  tof a thousand dollars for the recovery  of the stolen Jewelry; and, secondly,  that Detective Wright, who had been  assigned on the case, was ill, and that  his place had been taken by Detective  "Bundlesroth. ���>��� '  "Bundles, eh?" queried Nick, with a  Blight uplifting of the eyebrows and  an lndrawlng of the lips, which did not  ���scape* the keen eyes of the chief.  "Have you got any objection to my  putting him on?" he asked, sarcastically. "If you have, why, don't hesitate to  say so, and I'll switch the staff around  to accommodate you." The chiefs  eyes might be open to the deficiencies  of certain members of his force, but he  Aid not choose that others should comment on them, even by depreciatory  pantomime.  Nick laughed. "Oh, Bundles Is all  right, I guess," he said.  "What's the matter between you and  Bundlesroth these days?" the chief enquired. "You used to be as thick as  thieves. A bit too thick to suit me  Bometimes," he added, with a grim  smile.>���  "Just a little difference of opinion,  replied the reporter, carelessly. j'We'll  get over our grouch some day." He  showed no inclination to pursue the  conversation along these personal lines,  and a few minutes later took his leave.  Passing down the stairs Nick met  another reporter, lo whom he Imparted  the routine information which he had  Just received.   The other grinned.  "It's a pipe for tho bird if old man  Bundles has got the job of pulling  Bait on his tall," ho said. "Why, the  old Jay couldn't catch tho smallpox in  a peslhouso. He's beginning to tumble to the fnct that he's getting pretty  dead, but this'll bloat him up some."  Two policemen, standing near, overheard thc remark, and snickered appreciatively.   > ,    ,  "Poor old Bundles!" soliloquized  Nick, as he loft the building. "If he  doesn't get a move on, I'm afraid it's  going to be a case of sack;" and then  he fell to meditating ruefully on his  Dwn relations with the despised detective.  It was true, as the chief had remarked, that Nicholas Hogaboom and  Detective Bundlesroth were no longer  "thick," and tho reason for the split  was a woman. Bundles had a daughter, Mamie, a biight-faced, wholesome,  attractive lass, and Mamie had found  favor In the eys of the police reporter.  He had sepn her on msny occasions  when he called for a private and con-  nderitiul chat with her father, and had  taken her .several times to the theater  with full parental sanction. He felt it  hind, ihoierore. that, alter he had obtained lrom the girl a blut-tolng confession that Ills, atu-chment was reciprocated, Bundles should have  rounded on him  and sternly refused to  11IOW or. f.ri cr-s icr��� ^.... ^.h.t. jiOllltiM  )ut that his saving* <<nd his picsent  Hilary weie amply suflloiont to warrant  his taking a wife, bur tne father i\-i3  obdurate, and forbade ony inlerc'-ouise  Between the young people. Conserim-p.t-  ly the two-men now confined themselves to a strictly pioi'esslonal relationship, and spoke to ono another as  seldom as possible.  Nick, strolling towards the "Courier"  office, paused in front of the nlluHng  lewolry display in the windows of Jnil-  larkoy & Co. Those windows hud re-  -enlly held a gre.it ntiractlosi Cor him,  ind ho never passed them without  rt^npJntf to select a ring,  usually the  most expensive in tho collection, which  he pictured himself as purchasing and  slipping on to Mamie's linger, with an  appropriate accompanying speech. Nick  had that speech down pat, and ho was  running his cyo over tho ring-cases,  preparatory to going through his customary mental theatricals, when he became nware that another man was also  regarding the jewels, and with tha eye  of a connoisseur. Tho stranger was  tall, well dressed in a frock-coat and  silk hat, and wore an air of distinction.  , Nick looked at him once or twice out  of the corners of( his eyes, and his  brows drew together in 'a puzzled-  frown. For the moment Mamie was  forgotten. ITe had seen that face recently, under circumstances which lent  the recognition an additional interest,  and he had seen it some years before,  under other circumstances which his  mlrid was unable to recall. As he tried  In vain to locate the brain-cell in which  this special memory was stored, he saw  the man raise his hat, draw a handkerchief'from his pocket, and, grasping  It delicately between forefinger and  thumb, pass it once or twice across hia  forehead. Then a x great light broke  suddenly on the young reporter, and he  checked a whistle of astonishment  which .gathered behind his lips.  "What a cinch," he whispered, as he,  continued to gaze fixedly in front of  him. He permitted himself Ihe luxury of snapping the finger and thumb  of the hand in his trousers' pocket, but  externally ho gave no sign of the tr 1- v  umph surging in his bosom.  "It's a case of shadow, sure," ho'snid  to himself, as the man moved away  from the window, and while the tall,  silk-hatted figme strolled leisurely  calong the street, tho sturdy fonti of the  reporter loafed behind at a convenient  distance.   '  Before they had gone far the object  of Nick's pursuit encountered thee-as-  sistant manager of, one of the citibanks, and slopped for a few minutes'  conversation. Nick, who happened to  be passing a corset emporium, at once  halted' and became engrossed in the  contents of the window, until the two  separated after,a warm handshake.  Now, it so happened that the bank  manager lay under a slight obligation  to Nick Hogahoom, and he^ greeted the  young man pleasantly when they met.  "The man I was just talking to?" he  said, in reply to" Nick's artless enquiry.- "Oh,-that's Walter Wolf em of  Boston. Been here "some months trying to get people interested in a patent  soap-dish. Live? Has a flat at 17  Marobel street. Why? D'ye want.to  interview him? Just told me he was  leaving for New York to-morrow for a  few weeks. Well, so long! Glad to  have seen you."  The bank manager hurried away, and  Nick abandoned the chase. He had  learned all' that he wanted to know.  Fifteen minutes later he rang the bell  at 17 Marobel street.  "Mr. Welfern ain't In Just now," said  the servant who opened the door. "Did  you want to,see him pertie'lar?"  "Pretty particular," replied Nick.  "When would I be likely to catch him  in?"  "He'll be in about ten o'clock tonight, I guess," said the servant. "He's  goin' away to-morrow on the 8.15  train."     s  Nick expressed his thanks for the  information and withdrew.  "Things are looking my way all  right," he said, "and now to play my  hand for what it's worth."  When Mamie Bundlesroth opened the  door of her father's house in response  to Nick's ring and saw who stood outside, she blushed and beamed, and then  looked frightened.  "Paw in, Mame?" asked Nick. He  winked and grinned in a manner incomprehensible to the girl, but he made  no lover-like advances. Mamie's face  fell.  "He's in the parlor, Nl��� Mr. Hogaboom," she said, with a pathetic attempt at dignity.  "All right, Miss Bundlesroth," replied  Nick, jocosely. "Just show me in, will  you?" and added in a low voice, as she  preceded him along the passage,  "Things are coming our way at last,  little girl, and we can afford to wait for  paw's blessing."  Detective Bundlesroth did not wear  the appearance of a hospitable hosl  when Nick walked jauntily Into the  parlor, ushered in by a "Hero's Mr.  Hogaboom to see you, paw," fiom  Mamie. He fixed a stony,stare on his  visitor, and emitted an interrogative  grunt, which, translated into polite  English, stood for, "To what am I indebted for tho honor of this visit?"  ���"I dropped In to see.you, Bundles,"  began Nick, easily, "for two reasons.  First," because I want to find out  whether you haven't changed your  mind about Mamie "  "I haven't, then," replied the other,  sourly, "an' I don't mean to. I suppose you an' her havo had a huggin'-  match in the passage ?"  "Then you 'suppose wrong," said  Nick. "For a detective you're a mighty  poor judge of human nature. "I'm  playing my cards on the table and so's  Marao, There's no back-door business  about us."  The detective's expression softened a  little.  "It ain't no use talkin', Nick," he said.  "You've got to give her up. I've got  no objections to you personally, but  there's richer men than you wants to  marry my girl, an' she's got to take  one -'-"** I  Nick shrugged his shoulders. "We'll  drop it, then," he said; "and now, how-  're things going ,ln that "Wotherspoon  business? The chief tells me he's put  you on to it. Picked up any clues yet?"  An air of profound, wisdom,  Ihe air  with which tho professional detective1  masks the more or less,of knowledge  which  he  happens  to possess,  spread  over Bundles' face. ' -        '  "You'ne fellows'll get to know In good  time," he-replied. "Mum's, the word  just now."  The'reporter took a couple of cigars  from his pocket, and rolled one across  the table to his companion, who, after  eyeing it for a moment with professional mistrust, bit tho end off and Ut It.  "It'll be a great thing for you, Bundles," said Nick, meditatively, as he  blew a succession of rings and impaled  them on his forefinger." "A thousand  bucks ain't to bo picked up every 'day,  and then there's your rep. Say, I don't  want to rub it into, you, old man, but  your brother cops are 'kind of giving  you the laugh, and the papers arc just  a bit sore on you.' They say you havo-  "n't pulled out anything since that El-  lorman hold-up, and that you'd never  have got wise to that if0one of the  thugs hadn't squealed to you on the  4 q. t."  Now, in spite of an overweening vanity, Detective Bundlesroth was aware,  in the Inmost recesses of his soul, that  Nicholas Hogaboom was not far from  the truth. He had caught covert smiles  on the faces, of detectives and pollco-  men when he had been expounding his  theories.' Humiliating references'to his  lack of acuteness as an officer, dropped  In casual conversation by newspaper  men, had come to his oars, and tho  chief's manner had not been as cordial  of lato as it used to be. There was no  disguising the fact that he had failed  lamentably in several cases entrusted  to him, and although he had plenty of  plausible explanations at command, he  nevertheless felt that it behooved him  to 'do something to're-establish a rcpu-"  tation .which was fast becoming tarnished.' The Wotherspoon robbe'ry afforded him a brilliant opportunity,, but  unfortunately ho was at the present  time as far from "any solution of the  mystery as'ever. Nick's remarks consequently touched him on a very raw  spot, 'and it was with no yery friendly  look that he replied.���   ,  "They say that, do they? Well, I'll  show 'em in a little while that Bundles  ain't such a stiff,as they think."  "It'll be a' great- thing foi you, sure,"  .continued Nick, placidly, "and it  would look pretty in print. 'Detective  Bundlesroth has again shown his old-  'tlme sagacity, and demonstrated that,  in spite of advancing years, his intellect is as acute, and 'his Intuition as  sure, as in. the days when he bore the  reputation of being one ,c-2 the most  astute officers on tho-continent.' Say,  how'd that hit you as part of the intro7  ���duction,to the story?"Great, wouldn't  It?"  ' - . -   "'.  .The smile'of gratified - vanity "-whjcti-  had played over the detective's. face  during this recitation 'of a possihle  paragraph; faded as 'he realized its  visionary character.  Vlt'd be no more'n the truth," he  .grunted.  , "Well," said Nick, with a sigh, "it's  no use gassing about what might be;  I guess I '11 drop over and see Em-  mett."  "What d'ye want to go an' see that  Stiff for?" queried Bundles. Emmett  was a well-known private detective,  whom the officers of the city force regarded with undisguised hostility.  Bundles was especially bitter^ Emmett  having carried to a triumphant termination a case in which his, Bundles',  lack of success had been conspicuous.  Nick blew a ring, impaled it with  great exactness, and looked the detective straight In the eye.  "I want to -put him next," he said.  "Next to what?"  "To who pinched those bits of glass  at Wotherspoon's."  "And  what  in   h  do  you   know  about it?" Bundles seldom swore, hut  he was agitated. Then Nick fired his  blast.  "I know all about it," he said: "I  know the man;' I know where he lives,  and I can put my hana\s on evidence.  Oh, it's a lead-pipe, and to think that  I've got to cough it all up to Emmett,  and throw down the force, and you in  particular. Say, Bundles, why ain't  we friends?"     -  The detective's face flushed,, and hia  eyes bulged out. "Are you giving it to  me straight, or are you putting up a  bluff?" he asked.  "Bluff bo damned!" replied the young  man. "I've got the cards for a showdown. Look here, I'll give you a little  bit of it. Some years ago I was working on a paper In���well, never mind  where, but it's quite a good-sized village. There was a big robbery trial on,  and one of tho slickest crooks in the'  States was in the dock. I was on the  case, and used to sit day after-day in  the court room. The prisoner was a  fine-looking fellow, and when the evidence was thin and there was nothing  for me to do, I used to sit and-look at  him. He had a trick of wiping his  forehead with his handkerchief, which  struck me as peculiar���sort of lady-like  fashion. Well, he was convicted, and  got seven years, but on his way to the  pen he made a clean getaway, and 1  never heard that they'd pinched him  again. There was a reward of five  hundred out for him, which I guess, is  still standing. At the Wotherspoon  lay-out I piped this same man, but I  lidn't know him; couldn't think where  I'd seen him. Two hours ago, in front  of Mullarkey's, was this same coon  standing, and I tried to size him up,  but it was no go, till he pulled out his  wipe and mopped his fevered brow.  Then I tumbled right off. I found out  his name, where he lives, when he'fl going" to make a sneak, and all about It,  and���and I guess that's about all at  present from yours truly."  There was a long pause. Nick sat  smoking deliberately and gazing abstractedly into the atmosphere. Tho  detective shifted uneasily in his seat,  examined -the  flsh p.*  "-is  cigajr  with  great  minuioi.-jss,   :-i:   cut      -:���  looks at,the other.   IVosenlly he biok-'  the silence.  '"What do j you' want?" he asked,  Huskily.  "I reckon' you don't wear blinder.-',"  replied the police ro^orl'ir, coolly.  "Now, Bundles,. 1*11 give it to you  ,straight. You give me your wo id���  nnd you're not the man to go bnck'on  it���that I may marry Mamie inside of  six months,, and I'll put you next to'  the' whole 'business. You can pouch  all' the stuff���fifteen hundred nice,  juicy samoleons���and I'll see thai you  ��� get' all the credit that's coming. I'll  square the boys on the other papers to  give you tho best send-off any of you  cops ever had; thoy"U do that for me  when they know I'm going to marry  ,your girl. I'll pick thc picture for you.  oul of the gallery���It'll bo there, dead  sure���and we'll tell tho people how De-  " teclive Bundlesrothsaw the man on the  street, and, possessing one of those  phenomenal memories, rare among the  cleverest'of tho force, that never forgets a'face, recalled a certain photograph sent in to thc office,years ago,  and worked this slight clue to a successful termination. Say, I'll novor  need to show In the"business at all. I'll  fix the man who handles A. P. here,  and you'll get a good nhow In every  paper In the' country. What do you  say? Is It a go?" -  - As the reporter proceeded, tho, Imagination of the detective painted a  series of,highly-colored pictures In ra-,  pid succession. Ho saw himself raised  to a pinnacle far loftier than that from  which ho had slipped so unaccountably.'  Ho saw his fame blazoned,forth,,from  ocean to ocean, as tho solver of a "deep  mystery nnd Iho captor' of a noted  "malefactor .who was badly ."wanted."  And last, but not least, he-saw, his  bank account, now sadly attenuated,  (swelled Into comparative fatness by the  addition of fifteen hundred dollars.  Hitherto his lcputation at its best had  boon local; to-morrow it'would be continental.    He ' hesitated,, but   not. for  '  long.   Taking a last suck at his cigar,  .and throwing It into a spittoon, he rose  to his feet and held out his hand.'  "It's a go," he said.  /''Good," replied Nick. "I guess I'm  going to be proud of my' pa-in-law;  and now, maybe we'd better call' in  Mamie and give her the latest bulletin."   ' ' "    ,  At eight-o'clock,next morning a cab  wailed in front ot.17 Marobel 'street,  and two 'men stood near in animated  discourse. "A trunk was brouglit, out  and placed on tho box, and a few minutes later a tall, well-dressed man appeared -on, the steps. As he leisurely  descended,' the other two moved forward, 'still talking, and reached the  door of the cab just as the tall man  had comfortably ensconced himself.  Then, to" the, great surprise of the occupant, "one'of the'pedesliians Jumped  suddenly into the vehiclo"'and seated  himself,beside him. ,*       '   ,  "What" does, this mean?'' cried Mr.  ^ Welfern of Boston,-in'great indignation. '-��� -    ���  -' ''   ' -  "It's'no go, Brady," said tho intruder. "It's all up. Now, don't make a  beef, because there's a gun in my pocket stlckln' right into your ribs. Get  In, Sam. ��� Coachman, you know me���  Detective Bundlesroth; drive to headquarters."  In spite of the excellent advice proffered by-the detective, Mr. Welfern did  make a considerable "beef," and it was  not till a systematic search- of his  trunks at the central police station had  revealed the missing articles of jewelry  that "he ceased to threaten all kinds of  pains and penalties for the outrage to  which he was being subjected. Then  he accepted the situation with philoso-_  phical composure, and handed round  his cigar-case with charming cordiality. ,    _  Nicholas Hogaboom* was as good as  his word. 'He squared the boys and  the Associated Press correspondent, as  he had promised, and Detective Bundles reaped a harvest of glory such as  he had, never dreamed of. The rewards were duly pale*1 over to him, and  no one, not even Mamie, ever knew  that the entire credit' for the achievement really belonged to another.  "How did you .ever persuade paw to  let you marry me?" Mamie asked won-'  deringly of her husband as they drove  from the paternal mansion, followed  by a shower-of slippers discharged by  the paternal hand.  "You know what a scoop Is, don't  you?" Nick enquired.  "Of course I do. It's something that  you reporters get exclusive."  "Well," replied Nick, laughing, "this  was i just a case of scoop."  And   more  than that   Mamie could  never get him to say on the subjact.  ��� *-����� ���  Something- Like a Toronto Case.  Edna Crawford, tho beautiful daughter of Chief Detective Ralph Crawford,  of Cincinnati, has brought suit for ten  thousand dollars damages against the  famous New York photographer, Sar-  ony, for using her picture as a corset  advertisement .without her permission.  Detective Crawford was so incensed  that he threatened to thrash Sarony,  but was persuaded to -'et the law settle  the matter. Sarony declares the girl  was given professional rates, and thus  gave him the right to use the picture  as he did. Several day3 ago some of  Miss Crawford's classmates were astonished to sec her faco mounted on  the body of a giddy, bespangled actresU  in a magazine and in- several theatrical  papers. Next it began to appear out  of corset " ads." and wearing two-  dollar-and-forty-nine-cent shirt waists.  She was shown as a high-kicker and in  other attitudes, the very Idea of which  shocked the young woman. Miss Crawford denies the professional rate answer.  A really forgivable' pun Is one published by the Philadelphia "Ledger"  when it ascribes the suicide of the diabolical governor of Shansi by swallowing gold leaf to "a consciousness of Inward gilt."  Plea,For the Plain Husband.  Aa,tlie result "of examining a. very extensive collection '' of portraits of  the , newly' nun ried obtained fiom  iho, illustrated papers, "the piesent  writer has come, to 1 lie conclusion that  the plain man is just now iiullie heyday  of his popularity, matrimonially fipeak-  ingl  '.It would seem Hint while,thc hand-,  some man is' ohiu miug to dally with,  someone whoso features are homely, indeed'1 cvonjUgly, is regarded'as tho witer  ' matrimonial venture.'   >'  The wife of thc modern Adonis appears to have discovered, in fact, thsvfc  by her own act sho has created a problem that may bring her, many hours of  uneasiness, if not of actual pain.  Her husband lives upon  tho approbation   of   ot'hcrs.    Her   own  'worship   of  him mav for a while sulliuo to  satisfy  him; but later on' ho' will assuredly nortl ,  that, of the outside world.   And the out,-'  sido-nvoild is only too pleased to grout ^  him all tho admiration ho requires. Ball*,  ,  dinner-parties, picnics, skating meetings  demand   his    presence    constantly,  but  miiko no point of'his wife being there at  'all, a fact sho quickly discerns and proportionately resents."   Should, she absent  herself from such gaieties, .she, imagine*  -  her husband mnl-ing himself too agreeable-to this pretty woman o'r that, and,  should   she  become  a  hanger-on  of  hts  popularity, she U nil the while scethiBg-  with hatred for her .-equivocal position. -  'Much of tho vanity of tho handsome,  man arises from the indiscreet adoration  showered upon him in childhood.   Ah h��  grows up he is made-much of oul.sido the  family circlo, 'because it is pleasant to '.  havo in'a room full of guests ns.mnnjr-  handsome -men ns possible  .And tho s��- ,  quel?' Is It not obvious?   When he fell  ,.  in love, it was not 'altogether  because  his choice was fair and sweet, but b*>  oiuibo she, too, paid him tJhe tribute ���!  -admiration. -'  ., Now, it in nil very well lo put a man  'on, a pedestal'nnd wroallio liim.wilSi  bays- before marriace���__but _whnt_ a woman wants after marirlige'is a good and  serviceable" article in Mie way of a Thuh  band. ,      '      ��� -.-'*���''  It la excessively annoying to a woman  always to. -have to play second fiddle pi-, .  anisshno  when'the  beauty   question  is   ,  uppermost.    Breathes  there   the wife in. -  'any'.household  who dislikes some .little   (  passing mention annde f i oin time to timo  about her good looks and charming individuality? , But the  wife  of un Adonis   -  obtains little of this sweet incense.  Sweep away, this picture nnd content-;   ���  plate   the  companion "one   of the  plain  'husband.* liis object is to, make life a  bed of roses for his'wife and family. Un--  scliishly the plain man toils.- t  The'plain husband.'''puts ,up". with '  lhir,"S. 'Did ever a handsome one brook  the '"domestic tiials ho cheerfully endures? Somet-ow thc handsome man r9  expf-nted to regaid calaruilied fiom quite  a-diflercnt -standpoint. .Nay, mqie; the  ui'iyj'Ro'od-huinored head of u' household'.  is�� <'\-pccted _to be the handy man of Jtha  ..fanulv. ,lf a,(,himr!-y"'lsinokes, his plain  feat pros must'be bemirned in an'nttempli   .  to get at-the root of the mischief; if,a  pin" leaks, his red and uncultured paws   '  aie quite 'good enough to probe the do��(.  feet to its very depths. * What -handsome  curled darling could possibly be expected  to  risk  his  good .looks  by   performing  such nasty tasks as-these?  *       i r  Judge���Why didn't -you go to the assistance of the. defendant in tho figh-M,  Policeanan���Shure, an' Oi didn't knov"i(  which av thim wu�� goin' to be th' defendant, yer honor.���Chicago "News."  - .  A woman in pursuit of a late summej, ,  gown stood in front of a counter heape-|j  with foulards in' n big store.r A Dlufl(  ground with a white polka dot seemed  to please her test,' but she paused irreao��  lutely. "It looks just like the old .indig*,  blue calicoes they used to wear when T  was a little girl in the country," sheeaifi^  discontentedly.. "Madame," said tha  portly salesman, "long after you and I  are dead and gono women will be 'we*r>,'  ing blue and .white -polka dots. ^Wj  have worn theui since the race emerges1  from barbarism. They will wear ttest  until it sinks into it again." After thafc  protentous gravity Rnd Heavy philosophy  the woman bought the dress in a daze4  -ajence.���Tacoma "Ledger."'  -**"      ' i,'   ji    i i   ,      .,,-������     - '.*  f orture of Rheumatism  Relieved in Six Hours  Cured  Bn One to  ���   Three Days.  The acid poison that invades the joints  In Rheumatism can be reached only  through the blood.' South American  Rheumatic Cure neutralizes the acids,  dissolves and washes out all foreign  Substances and sends a current of rich,  ted blood to the affected parts, bestowing  Instant relief from the torturing pains.  Read what C: M. Mayheer, of Thomas-  Ville, Ont., has to say: "My joints were  60 badly swollen with Rheumatism that  I could hardly walk, or even feed myself. I have tried various other remedies, but thev did me no goorl. and I  almost despaired of getting" cured. A  friend advrsed me to try The South  American Rheumatic Cure, and after  usin- only three bottles I was entirely  fcur< . and have .ever had a return of  ihe agonizing symptoms."  Pain in Your Kidneys?   "  South American Kidney Cure purges  the kidneys of every impurity, and restores  them   to   health ��� speedily  and  perfectly. No. 31  "*1  JIM  fl  1  te! aajavratf.'i.T.-s-.r.i  sOJ  \^*W1 ,*-:;/..--  S&iMPstyiijIXtfSlI^^  &&sst$<i  ',��'  AN AWFUL CALAMITY.  A   Pioneer  Timirorcr     (Jut .��r    Ula\ Ovro  ��� Cabin r��r r.oliisin;; lu AVorl:.  "'It came out as I journeyed on  horseback through Dakota that almost every settler's land was under  mortgage, said a Westencr, "and ono  'day, when I came upon a pioneer  seated on the grass by the roadside,  jwith a troubled look 'on i.his face, I  asked him if it was the mortgage h?  was worrying about.  "'Wuss that that, stranger,' he rc��  plied, as he looked up wearily.  ���"Sickness or death iii tho family?*  . " *Wuss than that.'  *' 'Then it must be, a calamity, indeed. You didn't lose -family and  "florae by a prairie fire?' '   '       '  ���" 'Nope, but you arc right about it3  being a calamity.   I've been tryiii' to  think of that word for two hours past,  , .Yes, sir; you can put it down aa an  ���*wful calamity.' '  "'But wont,you explain?' I persisted. ,  n  " fl will. sir. Thar was a moi-tgago  on the claim, and I was fecit ri' ar, big  as any of my neighbors, and takin'  things easy, when iny wife was loft  |G00. Stranger, dar I toll you who.'  ���\he did with that monoy'i'  " 'Sho didn't lose it?' -      '  " 'No, sir. Sho Jest paid that mortgage, bought two horses and a plough,  and this rnornin' 1 was bounced out ot  my cabin bckaso I wouldn't peel off  my coat and go to work! Yos, plr,  you are right. It's a calamity���a calamity that's landed mo on tho outside,  and between my durnod prldo and hor  blamed spunk somobody'll bo eatin*  SraJS8 afore Saturday night!' *  Woe, woe is Kentucky! for her eyes  are red with bad - whisky, and her  soul is stained with the blood of innocent moonshiners.  \  UNAPPRECIATED FAVOR.,/ '  Woggios pon't Know Exnotly "What OM!��  ,      gntlon ITo In Under.    ,   ' r  "Say, Toggles," said, Mr. Wogglec,  "Joggles tells me you're going to run  down to the city tomorrow. Will you  have time to drop into Wheels & Pln-  ions's and get my watch for me? I left  it there to be fixed tho last time I wa-  down."      ' '    ,  "Sure, old man," agreed Mr. Toggles  'cordially.  "Well, herc*3 ,the money to pay for  it,,and I'll bo everlastingly obliged,"  said Mr. Woggles.  " "Oh, that's all right;   glad to accommodate," rcspondrd Mr. Toggles.  "Say, Toggles," asked Mr. Woggles, a  couple ot weeks later, "didn't you ge'  my watch down in tho city for me?"  ��� "Sure, old  man," replied  Mr.  Toggles.   ,   <  "Well, where is it?!' asked Mr. Wog-  pics.  "Why. the fact is," explained Mr.  Toggles, elaborately, "I ran into a pretty gay gang down there, wont broke,  ttnd had to pawn It'." N  "My watch!" gasped Mr. Woggles.  "Suro," coitlflcd Mr. Toggles.   "Bui  A system .of teaching the FienUi  language', by phonograph is to be tiied  in England. Several prominent Fioneh  professors are devoting their energies  to preparing,phonograph cylinders carrying French lessons upon, them. .The  phonographic records are accompanied  by a book, which contains thirty Ies-  -,on3, each of, which corresponds to n  phonographic cylinder, and each lesion  is ingeniously illustrated. All that the  student has to do Is to set the .phonograph In motion, nnd the book will explain what the instrument Is sayinjj.  The'following advertisement Is fiom  the Tokio' "Nippon" (newspaper): "I  am a beautiful woman.,- My abundant  undulating hair envelops me as a cloud  Supple as a willow Is my,waist. Solt  and brilliant is my visage as the satin  of tho ll'owers. I am endowed Willi  wealth sufficient to saunter through life  hand in hand with my beloved., Woio x  lo meet a gracious lord, kindly, intelligent, well educated, and'of good tn��st��?,  I would unite myself with him for, life,  and later share with him the pleasure  of -being laid lo rest, eternal in a tomb  of pink marble."  i      '  i  More people over one hundred yrara  old are found In mild climates than  the higher latitudes. According to  the Gorman empire, of a population of  555,000,000 only 78 havo^ passed ,tho  hundredth year. France "with a population of 40,000,000 has 213 centenarians. In England there are 146, in  Ireland 578 rtnd in Scotland 40.   Swer-  it was for only $15, and I'll send- th** r-n hM 10 and Norway 23   Belgium G  j Wlinttho IMoon Snvr. '.~~*  Across the lake tho willow whispered and hid her faco behind hor waving  tresses.    Tho  moon,  In  answer to a  , cornstalk,  blushed red and  crept he-  hind a passing cloud.   The blaoii bird,  piping in the  flags, grew silent, ana  the frog sank down deep in tho oozo  along the-banks, turning his shinning  back upon the scene transpinne*    on  ithe bosom  of  the lake.    The wateis  'ceased their purling, and'each    little  -wave held its breath and did not stir.  All, all was silent. ,       r ,  Adown the lake there crept a boat.  Within it sat a maiden .and a .jouth  ihow   fair   was   she!    And, oh,   how  .'handsome was he!    The oars lay on  ithe seat, dripping a'silent drop back  .Ito the water.    They drifted.   -All, all  was silent.     Darker   and   yet   more  ^silent grew    the night, for -'Nature's  .voice was hushed.   The whole   "world  seemed to hold its breath.   And then���  I    The moon leaped forth from behind  the cloud, the willow swept her locks  from her eyes, the frog   came   forth,  , the cricket and the night birds sang  and the world burst forth once more  in song. .     ,"       - '  _ ,  '    For George had kissed Angelina.���-  Answers.  I  ' Cupid Decides an Eleotlou Itet.  )    He was a bashful youth, and when  !*he tried to frame a proposal to   the  girl of bis heart his tongue glued itself to the roof of his mouth, and re-  - fused to be loosened. -  One day they talked of politics. Anflt  ,.   then*of political bets.    His eye sud-  ^ denly brightened.  v''Wh-what   do you   say," he stam��  tnered desperately, "to making a little  1     bet with me?"  "I've no objection,'* she sweetly answered.  ,    "Then," he went on, "let's go ahead  And make a bet.   If McKinley is elect-  t ed you w-will   agree   to   m-m-marry  me!"   Ho could get no further.  But she nobly came to his rescue.  "I'll make   a bet, too,"   she   softly  murmured.    "If Bryan is elected you  ��� will agree to marry rue."  There was a brief silence.     Then a  . queer smile struggled across' the"? face  of the agitated youth.   Another smile  ��� lighted the countenance of the happy  1 maid. ,     , ,'  ��� "Why wait for tho election returns?"  ne chuckled.  ���f    And they were married   tbe   nexl  week.  ticket around to you in the morning."  "But it was my .watch," inslstod Mr,  Woggles, pathetically. i  "Of course," -arjjented  Mr.  Toggles  "Say, you didn't suppose I'd pawn min/  1 with yours In my pocket, did you?"     ,|  "But how about the fifteen dollars?' <  queried Mr. Woggles, with a pu/.zled  frown.   "Why should I,pay that?"  "Why, you don't mean to say you'd  sacrifice a hundred and   fifty    dollar  i watch for fifteen   dollars,    do   you?'^  cried Mr. Toggles, lifting his eyebrows  In surprise..  "But���but it seems to me you oughl  to pay that," asserted Mr. Woggles,  with a perplexed hesitancy..  "Why should I?" demanded Mr. Toggles, brickly.    "It's^your watch, (isn'i  it?"  "Ye-es," acknowledged Mr. Woggles  doubtfully. * "Ye-es, I suppose it is  but���er���oh, confound you!" '  , "Now, see here, Woggles," said Mr.  Toggles, decisively, "you claimed you'd  be obliged if I got your darned old  watch for yo.u. and I went to a lot.oi  trouble to do it, but if I'd known you  were going to lose your temper and  kick up all this fuss'about it I'd nevex  have consented to accommodate you,in  the world.. The next time you want a  favor done" you gotto somebody else,"  'and Mr. Toggles wVrked off with -a  highly Indignant swing  - Mr., Woggles has hired a lawyer tc  And out exactly what obligation he ii  under.    -,  Tlio I��wypr Gavo Hor Up.  It is not an ordinary  lawyer who  -���an overcome a woman's reluctance to  ltitell her age.   Here is one of the many;  "failures in that line of effort:'  "And what is your age,  madam?"  was-the attorney's question.  "My own," she answered promptly.  "I understand that) madam, but how  srld are you?"  "I am not old, sir," with indigna��-  tion. <���  "I beg your pardon, madam. I mean  tow many years have you passed?"  "None; the years have passed me."  "How many of them have passed,  You?"  "All. I never heard of them stop*  ping."  -��� "Madam, you m.\v-\, answer my question.   I want to know your age."  "I don't know that the acquaintance  in desired by, the other side."  "I don't see why you insist upon re��  fusing to answer mv question," raid  the -attorney cc-axingly. "I am sure  I would tell how old I was if I'were  osked."  - "But nobody would ask you, foi  everybody knows you are old enoug.i  to know better than to be asking a  woman her age, so, there."  And the attorney -passed on to the  next question.���From an Exchange.  Denmark 2, Switzerland none. Spain  with a population of 18,000,000 has  401 persons over one hundred ycais of  age. OC the' 2,250,000 inhabitants o��  Servia, 575 have passed tha conturj*  mark. ,  Very young lambs are as like an  peas in a pod to,everything, except the  noses of their mothers. A' hundrei  ewes at pasture, withjtrnbs of ,hs  same sizo, will make no mistake abo it  fhoir children,���that is, if the children  havo once been accepted as their own.  Somctimcs.it happens that for no visible reason a ewe reject? "��er limb,  and cannot bo .induced to own it ' If  she has twins she may own one "and  , --eject the other. *   "  The Queen of England was liarlly  twenty-one when she wedded Princo  Albert. Hsr eldest son, the Prince of  Wales/ was not twenty-two when ho  married ' Princess Alexandra The  late Czar of Russia was only twenty-  two when *ho married Princess Dag-  mar, the sister of the Princess of  * Wales, 'who was twenty; King Humbert' of Italy was twenty-four when he  wedded his ,queen, Marguerita, and-the  Emperorv of Austria at the age- of  twenty-three -married, Princess Elizabeth, who was at the time only sweeV  sixteen. The Belgian king was married at eighteen, the last King of Spain,  at the'age^of nineteen'the first time,  and married his second wife when  he was only twenty-two': The German  Emperor, was only 'twenty-two* when,  he married Princess Augusta, Victoria  of Schleswig-Holatein-Augustenlmrg. /  ��  j    Xexa�� Tells a Terrltile Tile nf Kentucky.  Man born in the mountains of Kentucky is of feud days and full of vlru3.  -He flsheth, fiddleth,'cusseth and flght��  eth all tbe days of his miserable life.  He shunneth water as a n*a*d dog  .and drinketh much mean whisky.  When he deslreth to raise h ho  plantoth a neighbor, and lo he reap-  eth twenty-fold. He raisoth even  from the cradle to seek the scalp of  his grandsire's enemy, and bringeth  home in his carcass the ammunition  ot his wife's neighbor's wife's cousin's  father-in-law, who avengeth the deed.  Yes, verily his life is uncertain and  he knows not the hour he may bo  jerked hence.  He goeth forth on a Journey hall  shot and cometh back on a shutter,  shot.  He risrth in the night to let the cat  out, and it takrth nine doctors three  days to p'ci Mie buckshot out of him.  He goet.. loitn in joy and rladness  and cometh back in scraps and fragments. I  A cyclone hlowoth him into the bos*  torn of his neighbor's wife and hia  neighbor's wrfe's husband blowetli  him into Abraham's bosom before ha  hath time to explain. I  He emptleth a demijohn into him*  'WEEP-  "Why do you w -cp? I said.  For tears were in ncr eyes.  She looi.ed np timidly���  Quite taken by surprise  When, through her falling- tears,  A tender smile revealing,     -.  She simply pointed to  The onions she wa�� pealing  - Tough on r��pa.  . The correct answer to the charada  Kitty's mother -had found in the juvenile magazine was "Henfy," and as tha  charade was an easy one it was propounded to the youngster.       <  "See if you can guess what this is,  dear:    - ,   ,  " 'A motherly fowl   and   a   kind   of  ���drink  Makes a name tho boys all know, 1  think.'"  "I know what the motherly fowl is,"  replied Kitty.   "Thafe 'hen.' "  "Right," said her mother.   '-'Now th?  lurid of drink.'"  .Kitty went into a brown study.  "Soda?    No,  there isn't   any    such  name as 'Hensoda.'   Henchoc���no, that  won't do.    Hencocoa,   henmilk,    hen  "Wine "  "What   is   it   papa's   so   fond of?"  prompted the maternal parent.  "Oh,' I   know!"    exclaimed   Kitty.  "Rye! Henrve���Henry!"���Chicago  Tribune. - -  -'*-  Cunous"Bits' of News.    '  ��� ^  f     o  l-ondon has declared war upon music  rta a dining-room feature of hotels and  restaurants. It is asserted that It is  destructive of' that Important accompaniment 'of a pleasant dinner���easy  talking.  It is said that tho Indians gave to  the. first Eastern emigrants who came  Into California the name of "Wo'hah,"  Conned fiom "whoa-haw," the sound'  they heard the drivers produce when  they shouted, to'their oxen.      f, - ,,  "The Iron Age" tells of a young man  In tho West, who, discouraged at the  outlook of '"country .school teaching,  applied for employment in a' sheet steel  mill, and in eleven months was In  charge of a sheet train as roller, earning from 5S to $10 a day.  A Belgian engineer, Toblansky, has  Invented an, apparatus for producing  light from'smoke. It appears that the  orlpin of the smoke is a matter of indifference. It Is simply forced Into a  receiver, whore It is saturated with  hydrociuburot, and can then be burned,,  giving a brilliant illumination.  Tho biggest man In the world is  Brennl,, tho Swiss giant. There are  several Swiss giants, but Brennl overtop them all with his height of 9 feet 7  Inches, nnd he is a bljr man In propor-  tion. Ills clothes cost him seventy-five  dollars per suit, and he cannot get Into  an ordinary railway carriage..  According to the "Dzlennlk Naro-  dowy" (Chicago), the, first woman  druggist In Russia has just been licensed to do business In St. Petersburg.  She lis -1*136 Antonina Lesniewska, a  Polish lady, and her shop Is on one of  the busiest sections of ftthe Nevsky  Prospect.  A party of Bedouin Arabs, with camels, horses and donkeys, which camped  for some weeks at the Zoological Gardens in Vienna, took with them, when  they-left for Trieste, seven "Viennese  brides, to whom they,will be married  with Arabian rites upon reaching their  destination. All the women had property. Thirty others who 'wanted to  take up a desert life^ were'rejected because of their'poverty. '  The Sedan chair still exists in Orleans, a bustling town not far from  Pai is. In this pretty city, says a Paris  newspaper, especially on Sundays at  the hour of mass, the classic Sedan  chair, as it was known to the gallants  of the eighteenth century, is borne  through the streets-by robust cariiers,  its occupants being aged people and  Invalids, to whom the jolting of a carriage Is Intensely disagreeable.  Tlie Buffalo "Commercial" notes thc  fact that - all the Presidents of thc  United States have come lionf Biiti&h  'ancestry .except two, both of . whom  were Dutch. Martin .Van' Buren-"was  the first President of Dutch ancestry,  'and-Roosevelt is the second. Washington, 'Adams, Madison,._ John Qulncy  Adams,, William Henry' Harrison, Tyler, Taylor,- Fillmore, Pierce, Lincoln,  Johnson; Garfield, Cleveland arid,Ben-  ja-mln Harrison were*of English ancestry;' Jackson, Polk, .Buchanan, Arthur  and McKinley wore Scotch-Irish'; Monroe, Grant and Hayes' were Scotch:  Jefferson was Welsh. Tabulated, tho  record stands: English, 14; Scotch-  Irish, 5; Scotch, 3; Dutch, 2; Welsh, 1.'  Alphonse Duhamel of Paris has made  a timepiece that stands twelve feet  high, and Is composed entirely -of bicycles or their component parts. The  framework  Is , a  huge  bicycle   wheel,  ii 'i      ' ' ' *y' /       \  compltshed Francis  Bacon,  the other��>*'' �� ,|  the Earl of Essex.' In this last amaa'-,, - Vi  ;,���  Ing story, Bacon Is not only Elizabeth's  ���  son,  but the author of Shakespeare's  plays.   A third distinction ought really  to  have been  bestowed  upon  him  to 7  make the tiling complete.  In Harmony.  She attended the concert and, as she  believes,  She'was dressed in appropriate taste:  An  accordion   skirt  and    long -piped  sleevei '       ,  And a brass band around her waist.  ���"Judge.",  ���ij*  , When Miss Dolavolle Barrlngton was  playing Miami in. The Green Bushes at  the old Mary Street Theater, Cork, a  ludicrous incident occurred. Miami has  to jump into the Mississippi, but when  Miss Barring-ton reached the ro'eky  eminence fiom which she had to leap  she saw theie was no mattress below  to receive lier; also the ledge of rock  in, front of,the supposed river^ was too  low to conceal tho actress after her  leap. Miss Barrlngton, however, noticing- daunted, took her leap, and came  down with a thud on the bare stage.  The situation struck a member of the7  "gods," for a stentorian voice called  out: "Oh, ba jabers. 'tis frozen!" '  A salutation of respect In China,is to .  comment on the mature and even ven-'  erable appealance of one's guest. When  the United States Minister to Slam (Mr.,  Barrett)   called officially  on  LI Hung  Chang he was'accompanied by a,prominent missionary, a man eighty years '  of age, with white hair and beard, who  ���  was to serve" as Interpreter.   Unknown *  Uo Mr. Barrett, the missionary and the  Chinaman had had a1 falling out some _.  years before.   LI came into the re'eep- "  tion   room, .saluted   Mr.   Barrett   cor-^"  dially, and bowed stiffly to the patrlar-r  chal interpreter.   To the youthlul Mln- 'J  lster the Premier said: "I congratulate _  you, sir, on your venerable mien;" and ''  then, nodding toward the octogenarian,  he asked: "And is this your son?"        L~  A Highland laird who could not af-   i  ford to keep his own piper was-accus-  tomed^to employ the village piper when,,  he  had  company.      On  one  occasion, .  through  some  oversight,   Donald .had, ^  not been given his preliminary glass of  whiskey befoie he began his performance.   Accoicllngly, he found his bag-,,7  pipe In a'most refractory temper.   The'/'  laird asked him what was the .matter,' '  with   it,   and  Doitald 'replied  that  the "  leather was so haid that he could do .  nothing with it.   "What will soften It?"'  asked   the  anvlous ,laird.    "Och!   just  whuskey," said^Donald. "A tumbler of  whiskey  was at once brought, ,whlch  Donald immediately drank.   "You ras-  cal!'**said the laiid; "did you not say It ~'  was   for  the  bagpipes?"    "Och,   yess, t  yess," said'Donald, "but she will be a't  ferry peculiar pipes this.   She aye llkea  ' "'^v'ft'vi  it blawed In." ,    -   -    ,l '.   ,(> j^-djS  ' Gladstone was fond of loitering ', ' C >>^~  around the second-hand book-shop win- -' y\ "0 V'  dows, and fingering the volumes which "���' ' $h? v>  , were there displayed., If he picked npv"''i��^|'1:1.  a,'book that-interested him, he'fre- '"''y-B ^  quently became quite oblivious to his; "j '.^jfc^'  surroundings. On one of these occa- " ���- -%:;\ \  sions, a loafer, who must have care-- - >' -Jjf,.!  fully studied Mr. 'Gladstone's habits; ',' ���A^-r,  whispered quietly : "Half a crown, '" ..��$'.  please, sir." 'Without raising his eyes ' (fe^f-  from the book, Mr. Gladstone put his o "'Isr-'  hand in his pocket, and handed over Sfc'  ->~AA  iW  the half-crown.    A few minutes later  around which are arranged" twelve or--, he was going off with his prize, when  ��� ���������<"������*  ��� *��*��������  ��  ��� ��� t ���  Not tlio Ilaxa Vlor Alan'i Pnnlt.  A capital story relating to good old  times ia still told in the Fen district oi  tbe eastern counties. As is well known  by many, and even now remembered  by some, a baas viol was often procured to help the choirs in parish  churches.  One lovely Sunday morning in tho  summer, while the parson was droning out his drowsy discourse, and had  auout reached the middle, a big bull  managed to escape from hia pasture  and marched majestically down the  road, bellowing defiantly as he came.  The parson, who was somewhat deaf,  heard the bull bellow, but, mistaking  the origin of the sound, gravely glanced  toward the singetre' seats, and said, in  tones of reproof:  "I would thank the musicians not,  to tune up during service time���it annoys me very much."  As may well be imagined, the choir  looked greatly surprised, but said nothing,  Little Ike Snowball���Ah ain't ncTor  worried about it befoh, but wouldn't  it bo terrible ef mah color was to rua  tike mah stockins' do!  I  ��elf and a shotgun into his enemy, and I ^I^t^^Z^' the ^e"*S<*enV  his enemv's son lieth in waiter w��� bul1 gave, another bellow, and then the  ms enemy s son netn in wait for nlm    oceriAved narsnn iMmm> 4ncU��� �����,n.._  en election day and lo! the coroner  ploweth up a forty-acre field to bur*5  tho remains of the man.  aggrieved parson became Justly indignant  Strange GmlMlon.  "Mother," said a thoughtful Boston  child, to his maternal relativa  "What is it, Waldo?"  "Is Philadelphia older than Boston,  mother?"  "Of couse not, my son. The first  settlement was made in Charleston in  1630, while William Penn did not arrive on the site of Philadelphia until  fifty-two years later."  "That was always my impression,  mother. But how is it that Philadelphia is mentioned in tho Bible, while  Boston is not?"���Exchange.  dinary-slzed wheels, all fitted with  pneumatic tires. A rim within the  large wheel bears the figures for the  hours, the figures themselves being  constructed of crank rods. The hands  are made of steel tubing, which is'used  for the framework of bicycles. The  minute strokes on the dial are small  nickel-plated spokes. The top of the  clock Is an arrangement of twelve  handle-bars. The clock strikes the  hours and the quaiters, bicycle-bells  of course making the chimes. The pendulum is made of a bicycle wheel, and  the pendulum-iod of vaiious parts of a  bicycle frame. It Is said that the clock,  besides being a curiosity, is an excellent timepiece' IUls to adorn one of  the public buildings of Paris.  Mrs. Isabel Savory tells in her book,  "A Sportswoman  in India,"  this story  about  a  man  she  knew:   "He  had  a  1,-mhouse and a hen that was sitting,  but unluckily for her hatching operations a cobra got through a chink- in  the henhouse.   The cobra made a fine  meal of well-warmed  eggs, but when  It essayed to retire by the same hole  through which It had entered It found  those eggs In tne way.   It was much  too large to got out, so It stuck In the  hole,   half in   the  henhouse  and   half  outside.    There It was discovered the  next morning In a surfeited condition.  It paid for Its greediness with Its life,  and then It paid back the eggs It had  stolen; for when the body of the snake  was opened the eggs were, all  found  unbroken and warm.    The'y  were  replaced under the hen, and In due time  were hatched, none the worse for their  peculiar Incubation.   The strange fact  that the cobra could swallow whole an  egg much bigger than its own head is  accounted for   by   the   peculiar   construction of that head.   The head and  jaws of the cobra are loose, and can be  enormously stretched and distorted."  the bookseller, who knew him well by  slg!it, stopped him with a demand for  one shilling, the price of the book.  "But I have already given you half a  crown," said Mr. Gladstone, and explanations followed. . ~    I  In the heyda-y of the glory and power'  of the late Waid McAllister, the leader  of New York society,  he was a slave  to conventions.   Like most young conservatives, he grew liberal with years.  When  his  brother, ,the  late Hall  McAllister,  came  to visit him from  San  Francisco, he looked upon it as ,an affliction of a country relative.   Hall was  developed here, and he wore a broad-  brimmed  hat,   and  had  something  of   '  the Western bieeziness In his,manner  that  distressed his  brother,   the  New  York society leader.   Ward asked Hall'  If he  would  please wear a silk  hat,  frock coat and gloves.   "No," said Hall,  "you attend to all that nonsense for me.   -  I am too old to change.   Let me go my  own way." Hall had the habit of shaking   hands   with   ladies   upon   making  new  acquaintances.      This    especially  distressed his brother.   "It Is very bad  taste to offer your hand to a lady," explained Ward.      "Don't do   it. Hall."  Finally Ward Introduced Hall to Mrs.  Astor,  and  she, cordially  offered  him  her hand.   "No, madam," said Hall.   "I  should like very much to shake hands  with   you,   but   I   can't.    My  brother  Ward says I mustn't."  0  "One of George Washington's 9lares  recently died at the ag'e of 123."  "That's very interesting."  "How so?"  "Because they are usually body ser��  vants or coachmen."���Cleveland Plain-  A New Baconian Theory.  ���������"���  Historical novelists have worked for  all It was worth that mine consisting  of the supposed secret marriages and  unacknowledged offspring of sovereigns. Nobody seriously believes that  crafty, cautious Queen Elizabeth went  so far as to wed her Earl of Leicester.  For the best part of her reign her hand  had to remain a prize, open to universal competition, but never bestowed.  Still, in fiction she has several times  figured as a wife and a mother, with  one son, perhaps, or one daughter; and  but lately, with two sons, one the ac-  swapplng  A Large Covey. ^  Two    old  hunters    were  yarns and had grot to quail.  "Why," said one, "I remember a year  when quail were go thick that you  could get eight or ten at a shot with  a rifle."  The other one sighed.  "What's the matter?" said the first.  "I was thinking of my quail hunts. I  had a fine blacK horse that I rode everywhere, and one day out hunting  quail I paw a big covey on a low  branch of a tree. I threw the bridle  rein over the end of the limb and took  a shot.  "Several birds fell and the rest flew  away.  "Well, sir, there were so many quail  on that limb that when they flew off It  sprang back Into place and hung my;  horse!"���Los Angeles "Times."  --'-i   ^.i..,^.^ -ji���<��i'<wfesd.irtfiSU��*,-E  "���A. w  m  M  Iff.-J  ATTJN,    ��.    C,    .SATURDAY.    MARCH 7.   mi<\-  L!*    - ��� '  IP-,  ' ��,  1^:  1 >���-���  The Atlin Claim.  .   I'nlilUlioil   evory   Siitni-diiy   uioi-nitis  bv  T'.IIC ATI.1N CIjAIM   I'UllI.lSlIlNC! Co.  A.C. Ilinsciiricijii, r'uoi'iuisTou.  1).'Town I.KKH, Manaoinci I'ih-ioh  OMic-o ot Diihlluittlou lViirl S"., Atlin, II. C.  Advertising  Uutus :   ?1.U0   per Inch, cuuli  iiisorlIon.   Koadini; notice"., ih   cunts n line.  SlM'uinl Contract ltuti-s on upplW-iition.  Tlio siiliscripllon pi-iee is $r> u juur pn.v-  nl)lv> in mlvuncc. No p >|ier will bo tlcllvoi-cd  utiles^ tills condition N L-ouiplieil with.  Satukdav,   Makcu 7'ni,   1903.  The- Boundary Question.  '.      Tlie  Alaskan   Boundary dispute  is-at tlie  present  moment creating  about  as  niuch  excitement in the  States, Canada and  Great Britain  as did the Venezuela  trouble.    In'  his speech from  the  throne, at the  , ,   opening of the Imperial Parliament,  the King  laid  special  stress upon  the negotiations which  have taken  -   place  towards  arriving at a settlement of this  much debated  ques-  '���   tion.  On the day following the ratfica-  tion  ��fi,the- treaty> a startling discovery  was  made  public, and the  following is the text of the "Important Discovery,'"furnished  by the  Washington 'correspondent to the  Seattle  P.-1.:   "President Roose-  " velt and Secretary  Root made an  interesting discovery today.    What  they discovered has been known to  the people  of the Northwest for a  long time, and  to many other well  informed persons, but happened to  be new to  Mr.   Roosevelt-and" Mr.  Root.    They were  examining  the  great     geographical   globe     that  stands in the cabinet  room.    They  * found that the Alaska boundary, as  ' marked ou.that  globe, upholds the  contention   of- the   United States,  and that, moreover, that particular  globe was   prepared   under the direction  of  the  British Admiralty.  This discovery  made the deepest'  impression   on   the President and  'Secretary."  The Canadian, Government has  submitted a formal' protest to London against the acceptance of Senators Turner and Lodge, as not  being "impartial jurists," ��� upon  the Commission. Both these gentlemen have strongly pronounced  views upon the Boundary question,  aud while we are barring such able  judges as Mills aud Hodgins, because they have written articles  dealing with the subject, it is hoped  thc President will recal those of his  r nominees who come under the same  category.  Canada  can  afford   and has always  been ready to submit its pretentions respecting 'the proper construction of this treaty line to any  impartial tribunal of jurists, socon-  stitutcd as  to insure finality in its  award.    The  U. S., it seems, cannot.    They will, not agree to any  reference  of the dispute to an arbitration  constituted   with an um-  pire to insure finality to its deliberations.    All historic precedents for  the amicable adjustment of aseiious  international  difference  have been  ruthlessly   set   aside, and a determined  refusal* given   to any reference in the nature of an arbitration.  Provincial -Delegates' in' Session at Victoria.  Good Work is Being Accomplished  ��� Frank Doekrill Appointed  on Permanent Committee.  Although, al the present writing,  information regarding the proceedings of the'B. C. Miners' Association, is meagre in the extreme,  that which has been received-is  sufficiently convincing to show that  the deliberations of thc Association  are well in accord with publicsenti-  meut. ' Mr. 11. P. Pearse, one ol  Atliu'.s delegates, -telegraphed to  the local 'Chairman on Saturday  last as follows : Convention progressing satisfactorily. Exceedingly good work being'done," and  again, on, the 2nd inst.: "The  Convention making good progress.  Doekrill , has been placed on the  permanent Executive -Committee,  representing Atlin."   - '  At the, last meeting of the local  Association an Executive Committee was chosen, consisting of those  of the delegates  appointed who remained at home.  -This committee  was empowered  to add "to its mini-  ber, and  the following names have  been , added :    Messrs.-   Caucellor,  Symmons," Store}*,   McLeod,  Jack-  sou,   Lambert,    Mobly,   . Walters,  Taylor, Clay, Hickman, J.' A. Fraser,    Dr.   Young; -" "Gen "' Ward,  Conroy, Sands  McKay aud^ A.,H?  Garrison.    Mr. W. W'.' Grime- was  elected chairman.     A  number of  resolutions  were  drawn  up at the  the two meetings. of the Executive  aiid submitted to  the delegates in  'Victoria for their.guidance.'   These  resolutions will  be  brought up at  a public meeting, to be held in Discovery tonight, for ratification.   In  brief, these resolutions are :  1. That a general system, at the  expense of the Government,' of surveys of the. district be made and  filed  '     "'  ���'Atlin,  ������_-       -      . -    ^-  And AH, Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on; the Premises.  J"$8F~   ,Why send out when you can get goods as'cheap here?'' ���'  ^Watches From $5 um.   Fine Line of Souvenir Snoons.i  'JULES EGGERT "&'SON;-fh'e/Swiss'Watchmakers.  *O*C8^*ft*0��Ct*a^)5��)3f*D��'a*0��0**0*0-3>O^0.*������a*>��*��C(*'Cl*O<>CeC-��C>*<>  THE    KOOTENAI' ��� HOTEL.  George E". Hayes, Proprietor  COR.   FlKST  AND  TrAINOU  STREETS.  C(  O  a  Cf  This Kii">t Cluss Hotel lists bcun rcmoilulpil unit l-ol'm-iiislieil llu-ouslioiit,  and oII'oi'h tlio boht accommodation to Triim,iunt or Permanent   *  Guobts.���Aiiipi'icim uiiil I'm-opciiiii plun.    i,       -       ' ,  Finest Wines, Liquors and Gigars.,  ,-   , ���    ' .  Billiards'���' and- Pbo'l.  ' '   '"  '   -  a^o����^C(-����<>)a*a#c'*c'->o��>r;(*0)3^o��*��*o*cwo*C(*0<>>:'<>o��>c(<-o>i:o:'*i:t^  TME'-OOLi  '    ' '  D'SCOVERY,   B. C.  USE,  Comfortably Furnishod Rooms���By the Day, Week or Month.  The Best of Liquors and Cigars a'ways in  Stock., ��� Fiuc'stable in con  nc.tion with the'House. ' ,      % '.*  AMERICAN  ���AND  EUROPEAN  -PLAN. -     4      -  * L1  .   "        J. T\ Itoan, M-uiiuroiv  THE    WFJTE  lTASSr   61 - YUKON--  -. ���'.   ��� ���   ,; "Ro.uTE.r-���' "-���' jl -r- ������ ���  ' Passenger and lixp^ess Service,'"Daily'(except  Sunday),' between  Skagway, Log Cabin."Bennett, Caribou, White Horse and Intermediate;'  points,' malcing close connections with our own'steamers,at White Horse\  for Dawson aiid Yukon points, and  at Caribou for Atliii every Tuesday  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlin ever.y Monday and Thursday.. \     ,'_'  Telegraph Ser\ ice to Skagway.   "Express matter, will -be;received _  for shipment to and from all points in Canada'and the United-State's.  For information relative to Passenger, Freight," Telegraph or Express  Rates apply to any Agent of the Company or to   ���     .    "  '������-' ���   ' ' ���'  .  -J.-'F. Lee, Traffic Manager, Skagway.';.  Piste tree fiotel.  ���    '   -7DISC0VERY,.Br C: .��� '   ,  Finest of liquors.  * Good stabling.'  G. E. Hayes.  .7. G: CohncLi..  Ed. Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS,     '    "  BARBER-SHOP  'G.H.FORJJ        Prop.  Now occupy their new quarters next ,  to tlio,Bunk of B. N. A.. First Street. r  The btith rnoms'are equally us pjootl as found  in  cities.   Private Kntranco for ladies."  . -nuggetw$  3<l . ,     v"  ,:,'. '     ,    Discovery:'-,-"  ..".OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  ;./.'  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT'  ',     .'' '" ' 'IN   ���       "'"'.'  ' - . 7-CONNECTION."   ,   ' ;  i       Headaviarters for Brook's staao. '  Subscribe for the Claim.  in the Commissioncis ofBce,  with the object ot providing  against the oveilapping of mining  rights.  2. That Crown Granting of  placer rights is not advisable.  3. That on ground staked but  uot recorded, by the failure to remove stakes, the staker .should be  fined $25.  4. That any miner fraudulently  locating ground shall be liable'to a  fine, not to exceed ' $100 or four  months in jail.  5. Water righ'ls not to be granted where harm will be done to  miners on the creek'.  6. That Commissioner be given  judical powers,' assisted by an advisory board, appointed by miners.'  7. That'offices of Gold Commissioner and Government Agent be  not held by one man.  8. Providing for construction  and maintenance of water privileges  over ground held by individual  miners, as against damages resulting therefrom. '  9. Providing time limit for the  working out of placer claims.  ' Concluded on page S.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce. V  CAPITAL PAID    UP' $8,000,000.'     .  Reserve, $2,506,000.' ,   *    -  '   ,    -  i  Branches of the Bank at .Seattle; ��� " ��� ' ,  1 San Francisco,  1 , Portland,  Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points.  Gold Dust Purchased-  J4V  -Assay Office in Connection.  "D. ROSS, Manager.  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First "Streets, Atlin, B. C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPLCIALTV.  Hydraulic   Mining  @ Machinery.  +���  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER    GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED  Ptwmpmg. &   Hoisting  Machinery.  PIPE.  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  < ' Vancouver, B. C'  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin; B. 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I'rT'l  If, I  '_  fflTe Would rrefi-r to Havo ��  Z'.Uent I-.*nlsc��  .    ( 101s rial)}.       -  "I   pe-rceive,"    began    the    peddler,  -suavely,   "that there  arc   children ip  "the house."  , '    "Have I  the hono-r of speaking lo  "Mr. Sherlock Holmes?"  inquired Mx, j  3?oply, ironically. ^     ��� .--    {  "Not exactly, but���"  "I presume you arrived at that as- ,!  lonishing correct conclusion by a pro- '  cess of scientific deduction," continued  JMr. Poply in tho same sarcastic tone.  .."Lot me see if I can follow'your'line I  '���art reasoning.   Ko doubt you noticed I  'Towser, who has just Ilitted from the J  "back door with a milk can attached to  ''his   caudal-,  appendage.   .That   round '  "iiolo in tho stained glass of this door  would at onco convey  the word 'toy. ,  ' 3pm'  to your acute mind.  -That dull'  sond which we now hear can only bo  ^produced by 1-ammenng a high chair  ,"With ,a h'and mirror or a cream jug. |  '{Am I right?"  "Probably," answered the peddler;' l  "but �� drew my inference from tho fact  i that you'cam�� to tho front door with,  and are /-till inadvertently holding a  irattlo in your hand. And unless my,  eyas deceive mo, there is a jumplng-  ' jack attached by means of a bent pin  and a string to thc rear of your smoking jacket. However, all this is immaterial. I called" to show you the  greatest invention of the age 'The Patent Noiseless Baby'Jumper and Child  lAimrsor.' By its use a child may be  left alone for hours and need no attention. Phico the infant, in thi(*>  '���swinging seat, and���������" '  1 "Pardon me," interrupted Poply,  "does that Invention have an atach-  jaent for picking up playthings which  ftave been violently thrown on tho  floor?"  ," "No, but���"      '    ' , v I  < \ "Does it have hair to be pulled?" ,   ' I  j "No���"        i ' '  "���'Does it have an arrangement which,  , "When the child cries, cells whether ihe  screams express cholcia morbus, huu-  gei, a pin, temper, or general,def,rav<  'ityr  '    "Certainly not."  ��� "'Then I'm afraid I can't buy it. Be-;  tween ourselves, I dor't think I need  n "Patent Noiseless Bahy Juniper,' hut  I should like a patout noiseless baby.*  He is sure,to feel lonesome and almoar  outside the pale of civilization, for his  fellow men, with their faces lo their  regular diet of daily news, hardly notice him.  If you have time to spare a moment  from your morning journal, just look  , about you in car or boat, observe and  listen. You will see every mortal man  ���with often hundred.) in view at one'  time���religiously bowing at the altar  of the news in silence that is only broken by a' continuous rue tlo as the  scores of leaves are turned. There is  no more devout,newspaper reading  community than is 'found in the mo.  PHILOSOFHfc.n-AT-LARGE  AN NEVVS'lLK HAT  ' :  ��   V  9  f      ���  i      ��  WHO'S AFRAID?  ��  i   :  "Who's afraid in the dark?  ���  "Oh, not  I, said the owl,  ���  ���K '  Anil he gave a great scowl,  ��  j,-.  - - ~��  - And he wiped bis C3"e                 '  *  *  'And ruffled his jowl ���'too woo!  *  >-  �����  Said the dog-: "I bark  *  ; *  -��  <but loud in the dark Boo ool  *  i  ���  Said the cat: "Miew!  ��  Y      *  ���  I'll scratch any one who  *  ���  Dare say that I do  ���  *  Feel afraid Micw!                 '  ��  *  "Afraid; said tne mouse,  ��  p  �����  ".^f the dark in the housel  ���   ��  \/\  0         *  Hear me scatter,  ��  "���  "Whalcver's the matter  ,   ��  ,      a  Squeak!  a  *  ���  Then the toad in the hole,  ���  & ���  ���  And the bug- in the ground,--  ���  ���  They both shook their heads  ���  !, 4  ���  And passed the word  'round;  ���  ;|  ��� ���  And tbe bird in  the tree,  ���  ���  And the fish and the bee,  i *l  ���  They declared all three  .��  That you never did see  �����  One of them afraid  ' 1  -��  ���  ���-��  In the dark!                                  '  '���j  But the little boy  ���  'j  '�����  Who had gone to bed  ��  "J  ���  Just raised the bedclothes  ��  i --1  9  ' And covered his heatl!  ���  \i  ��  .���Exchange  *  .K  ,  ��� !  h -  .**��****st<-*��  *******  * i  Tlio  irojr,   Hot Up a I.iltlc rrot   to ll��v��  i , ,      Joy Willi lliu r'nrcliinur.  ' ' The young man who prides himsel"  upon his- swell and dapper appearance  had just bought a new silk hat, and it  | had been sent to the office from tho  hat store. It arrived while he was at  1 luncheon, and one of the boys receipted for it, and after thc messenger  wan gonoKhaulod out tho prize for gen-  ,cral Inspection. It was certainly a  'beauty, but the man who oaunot afford  to woar a silk hat never sees any senso  In any other person wearing ono.  So the gang got up a little plot to hav��  *joy with  tho sporty purchaser.  The new hat was slored away in tho  clothes closet, and the office boy was  sent to the County Democracy headquarters to borrow the worst old plug  hat that could be found in the rooma  --one-that had been through,all the  1 parades for years and had been kicked  from pillar to post. The boy got it all  right,'and it was carefully stowed in  tho hat box and placed on the swell  youth's desk.- He camo bursting in  soon afterward and jumped toward tho  package.     ,  "Oh, my new hat came, did it?" ha  asked beginning to unwrap tho package. "Well, say, you fellows can 'kid'  a silk hat all you want to, but here's  one that's a���"  He got that'far before-he opencd.tho  box  and' took ��� out  tho  ancient  plug,  which looked like a vain regret.   Then  Lc made some remarks whioh are un-  "fct  for  publication.    '  "I'll show 'cm" he shouted, while tho  crowd kept up the roar of laughter to  indecent liniito. "I'll let 'em know who  they're playing jokes on!" -and he  jammed the old hat back in the box  preparatory to going back to the hat  store with it. It was time to make the  ' switch again, and one of the boys  called him into tho private office a moment on something very irnpera<t*ve,  while another slutted the hats and put  the new one back in the box.  Returning from the momentary con*  Terence, the indignant young man tied  up the hat box and stamped away to  "the'hat store.  "What do you mean," he demanded*  slamming the box down and nervously  pulling at the string, "by sending mo  an old wreck of a hat like���this?" and  he pulled out the-shining new tile ha  bad bought a'few hours before.  What the saleman said and thought  and what the young man said and realized are not necessary to the story. It  ought to end right here.���From tha  Chicago Chronicle.  ; I.ittlo Harry Gtit It.  'Among the passengers to Chicago re-  'csaUy was a woman very much over-  - dressed, accompanied by a bright looking nurse girl and a self willed, tyran-  ijiical boy of about three years.  "   The boy aroused the indignation oi  ���tho    passengers    by    his    continued  _ shrieks, and kicks, and screams, and  ~ his   vicioii'iioss   toward   the   patient  ' nurse. Ho tore her bonnet and scratched  her baud.-, without a word of remonstrance from the mother.  Whenever the nurse manifested anj*|  firmness the mother would chide her  j-harf'ly.  i Finally the mother composed her-  -self for a nap, and about the time tho  ���boy had slapped the nurse for the flf-  ��� "tietb time a wasp came sailing in and  "flew on the window. The boy at onoa  ���try to catch ;r.  The nurse caught his hand and said,  ��oaxingly:  !    "Harry mustn't touch!    Big fly will  trite Harry!"  Harry screamed savagely, and began  to kick and pound the nurse.  Tho mother, without opening hot  <yes or lifting her head, cried out  sharply:  "Why will you tease that child bo,  ���Mary? Let him havo what he wants ati  -once."  "Ru*"., ma'am, It's a���"  ,    "LeJ him have it, I say."  Thue encouraged, Harry clutched at  4ho wasp and 'aught it.   The yell that  followed brought tears of joy to the  passengers.  The mother awoke again.  ;  , "Alary!" she cried, "let him have It!"  '     Wary turned in her seat and said/  ���(Bonfusedly:  ;     "He's got it, ma'am!"  , A 3S"ott Cophetoa.  I The heir of the gilded household had  5ust proposed to the pretty kitchen  maid. She regarded him with a steady  glance as she polished off her rounded  arms with a coarse towel.  "I must havo every Thursday out,?  ishe said.  ,   "Yes," he murmured,  i    "And evfiry Sunday afternoon."  i   "Yes." ' *  "And every night as soon as the dinner things are done up."  "Ye-es."  "How many in family?"  "Onlv von and  I."  "Any children?"  ,l  "N-n-no."  "Much company?"  "Very little."  '   "Any furnace to tend?"  1    ''No."  "Hired man to do all the outsido  work?"   '  "Yes."  "What make of piano do you use?"  "The Bangaway."  "Let me think. Ah, yes. I ehall insist upon having the breakfast room  to receive my beaux in."  "Well by thunder, you don't get it!"  cried the gilded heir as he turned and  stalked, away.  So the maid haughtily rolled up her  sleeves again and went back to her  work.  Many cities smaller than New YorK  congiatulato themselves on having no  ���cars but trolley. Many New Yorkers  congratulate themselves on having a  few hoise cars left, and even look  back wistfully to the time when blue  omnibuses used.to traverse Broadway  and you'could take an nncrowded aft;  ernoon-airing thereon, contemplating  the pedestrians from the vantage point  of height. That you can no longer dc  this, and that1 the multitudinous- trolleys are crowded,-prove how vastly tha  population has increased, and make  one marvel what shapes rapid transit  will take when the population doubles.  The few lingering horse cars jingls,  restfully through 'the great unrest.  Their beasts of burden are a paradox  of tranquility amid the insolent' sweep  of their electric rivals.  When Campbell wrote "The Pleasure!  of Hope" he was doubtless familrar  with the pains, of. disappointment.  Disappointment is merely the ashes of  burnt out hopo, and hope is disappointment's phopnix. They arc each  other's alter ego.  Everybody has some time asked o!  is-hat use are 'mosquitoes., It now  transpires that they exist for the purpose of conveying elephantiasis l from  one place to another. As the number of people suffering from this malady is extremely small, the mosquito  cannot be warnrly felicitated upon the  conscientiousness and skill wherewith  he fulfills the purpose of his being*. If  human creatures did their tasks as  badly'civilization'would expire. And  when the fuss the mosquito makes  nbout it is remembered thc hatred ho  inspires subsides into contempt.  I believe it has already been said that  the woman with a past is without a  future.    But she has thc present, and  the great question of her- lifo should  'be,  What shall she  do with it?  Genius has once more been scientifically declared to be a disease. - It "is  reassuring to know that it is not contagious and will never rise to the dig^  nity of an epidemic.  The two farmers of Moncton, N. B^  Who five years ago exchanged wives,  and have just re-exchanged them, tho  entire quartet .being' content, showed  a fine disdain of conventional morality  and on intuitive sense of human necessities. They may be said to have  held their, own pretty well, especially  when each got her back again.  "She is now in Paris." Perhaps that  tells the whole" story of her husband's  .bankruptcy. "He is 'now in ' Paris."  Possibly that is the solution of his  mother's broken heart and his father's  white hair, or perhaps no hair at all.  "They are,now in Paris." and there, a  good many of .them will remain, pa'r-  ,asites, battening on the best of what la  worst in that beautiful city, and moving, the worst among the best of th9  American colony.        - -  AN EGG DEAL.  Close FleurlnB or trie TWo ofim OHloIal at  a Street Got por-illon.  'She was the wife of an official of a1  St. Paul street corporation. Her ono  liobby was economy. Though her husband made an' excellent salary, sho  was rigid in her rules pertaining to  the buying of the necesaries for tho  household. She would haunt bargain  counters and market stalls for hours  in order to get tho benefit of a reduction of a few cents on the article desired.       ���<  The7,corporation official with much!  laughter, used to tease his better halt  about,what he called her "stinginess."  So one day, feeling hurt at hia ridicule, she resolved 'to take him to market with her and demonstrate Beyond1  n doubt that she was a most economical buyer. Ho consented, stipulating  that he was not to be asked to carry,  the basket.  Arriving at the market, she made  ecveral purchases, and then at on?  etall inquired ho price of eggs.  "Wha!" she exclaimed: "16 cents IS  dozen? No, indeed, that is too high."  - She dragged her reluctant husband  after her from one stand to another,  still inquiring tho price of eggs and  always receiving the same answer, until near the upper end of the marked  Here she found a dealer who offered  to sell her eggs in any quantity for 15  cents. To her husband she said joy-*  ously:  "There, I told .you so". Why, thoso  ��thcrs were robbers."   ,'  -  Turning to thc salesman, 'she ordor-  cd half a dozen eggs, gravely handed  him the eight cents askod inpayment  and went homo,'pratling away about  the worth of economy in marketing  and thc alleged willingness of dealors  to gouge the unsuspecting customer.  And to this day she does not kno**X  that her husband and his frienda  laughed over it'at the club.  '.'Would ,you have the goodness, to.  -open that window just a little?",  "Certainly, miss,"-and-he opened tho  Window, then resumed his seat. He  was about to renew the' attack when  she crushed him.  "'Thank you very much, she said  Jweetly; ,"if I need anything else I  Will speak about it."  She resumed t her reading and he  clung for a moment to the back of  .the'seat. i Then'be rose, vory red in  the face, and he told liis friend sho  was a stuck-up girl and he wouldn't}  l)otUer_about her. ,.   ^~s  GEMSOFTHOUGHT  )  THIS ANDTHAT.  , Tlio Man With a Papi-r.  The man with a paper during the  morning and evening hours in New  York city is legion. There are about  ' "Eeur hundred thousand of him. A man  -without a newspaper od an elevated  ���train, in a street oar, aboard a ferryboat, or in a railway coach, morning  or evening, going to or from business,  ie conspicuous.  He is a rare bird indeed, and look*  ��s though he were wrecked and float-  ing alone on a sea of tossing papers.  Proved tlio Ulsliop a l.lar.  A olergryman desirous of a living  went to the Bishop of London and  asked him for an introduction to the  Lord Chancellor Thurlow. The bishop said. "I should be willing to give  it, but an introduction from mo would  defeat tho very end you have in view."  | However, the clergyman persisted in  his request and the introduction was  given.  I ' The Lord Chancellor received him  ; with fury. "So that awful scoundrel,  the Bishop of London, has given you  an introduction; as it is he who has  Introduced you, you will certainly not  get  the  living."  I    "Well, so the bishop said, my lord,"  .said the clergyman.  "Did the bishop say so?" thundered  Lord Thurlow.   "Then he's a convicted  liar, and I'll prove him so; you ehall  ,' have the living."    And the man got  lit.  Papa���Yes, my dear, I Insist on  your learning to swim. The danger  ��>f losing one's life in the water is an  appalling one.  Daughter���Oh, I'm not afraid. When  I get married I shall expect my hus-v  band to rescue me.  I Papa���But remember you are just aa  flkely to get shipwrecked after you  get to be a mothor-ln-law. " ���-*  The Chinese study phrenology, judging a man by the development of his  forehead and a woman by the form  and size of the back of her   cranium.  The average number of children per  family in European countries is lowest  in France, with 3.03;; "Switzerland, 3.  94; Austria and Belgium, 4.05; England, 4.08; Germany, 4.10; Holland,  4.22; Scotland, 4.46; Italy, 4.56; Spa.n,  4.65; Russia, 4.83; while Ireland is  highest, with an average of 5.20 children in 'each family.  A' horse will live twenty-live day\  Without solid food, merely drinking  water. A bear will go for six months  while a viper can exist for ten months  without food. A serpent in , confinement has been known to refuse food  lor twenty-one months.  An apparatus for condensing sea fog  into drinking water has been invented  by Prof. Bell. It will be welcomed as  a desideratum by ocean voyagers.  Aluminum has just been emploved.  for the construction of a new Are-'  proof curtain to be used in theatres.  The curtain is 60 feet wide by 54 feet  high, is composed of aluminum sheets  one-tweTfth of an Inch thick and  .weighs 4,000 pounds.'  The Electrical Review declares that  lightning-rods of every sort and kind  are useless.  During last year 1.46" persons wpra  fnoculated for hydrophobia at the  Pasteur Institute In Paris.  The weight of an up-to-date two  fiorse-power motor tricycle is about  220 pounds.  In.3831 a pnbTIo' steam omnibus rail  between Paddlngton and the Bank of  England.  In South Australia a mine of natural  India rubber has been lately discovered.  The United States pro-luce more  honey than any othpr nation. As long  as thirty years ago the product was  15.000,000 pounds annually Twenty  years ago it had ris'-n to 25,000,000  pounds, and ten years ago it was  65,000,000 pound3. At the present  time Iowa produces 0,000.000 pounds  of honey annually, and many States.  Including California, produce from 4,i  ���000,000 to 5,000,000 pounds a year.  A business woman of Arizona, who  cleared $1000 the past season on tho  sale of olives, has made a new departure in their preparation. She us3d  the same formula as for mustard  pickles, and the demand exceeds the  supply, from the start. She Intends to  put up her whole crop in October in  the new way, and her invention marks  a change in marketable olives.  ft. diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar,  CiTou used to come at-.ten o'clock, bu*  now you come at noon.  !'"Me flying machine  'is busted, so I  came  by,slow baloon!"  ���-       Didn't  Know tlio Country.  Englishmen know little of the geogj  raphy of the "States'," and what -little they do know 'does not object to  putting Philadelphia next door to Boston, or San Francisco alongside ,o��  New York. An American and an Englishman, who had, become friends  aboard ship, had a'pleasant encounter  about distances on reaching New  tfork.  They breakfasted together and tha  following conversation ensued:  "I guess I'll turn out to see Harry,  q.fter breakfast," said the Englishman.  "Harry?"    queried    the   American,  softly.  "Yes. my brother," - explained " tho  Englishman. "I've two here. Harry  lives in San Francisco and Charlie io  Chicago."  "But you'll be back for dinner?"*  ta'cetiously asked the American.  The Britishier took him seriously.  "Sure for dinner, if not for lunch,"  he answered. And accompanied ^by  his friend, now thoroughly alive to the  humor of the incident, he found himself a few minutes later in the line  of ticket buyers in the Grand CentraJ  Depot.    .  "An excursion ticket to San Francisco, stopping at Chicago station or  return," he ordered.  The ticket agent put about a quarter  o"f a mile of pasteboard under his  stamp, pounding it for a minute or  more, thrust it before the explorer  and   expectantly     awaited   payment.  "When does the train'go?" auked  the Englishman. ���>  "In ten minutes," was the answer.  ���' "How much is it,"  "One hundred and thirty-eight dol��  lars and fifty cents."  "What?"   the   Englishman   gasped.  "How far is it?"  "Six thousand miles."  '"Dear mo!    What a country!"  The entire object of true education?  fs 'to make people not do the/'righS  things, but enjoy, the right things.-*  Huskin.       ' ,     ,     \ ���  There is a transcendent power ,irt  example. , We reforrn others uncon-,  sciously when we walk uprightly.���  lime. Swetchine. -  I fell into   tho habit years   ago oCi'  talking with God,   and it becomes   so  natural that in all my open spaces I  do it without thought.���Horace Bush-*'  ��cll.        -, '  If you want to be   mlsorablo   thlnlc ���  about yourself, about what you want,  what you like,���what respect   people  ought to pay   you and   what   people)  think of you.���Charles Klngsley.  Life strikes many an'unheeded, prophetic little note. A word, a trivial  happening, gives hint, Uko a theme In:  music, of something that Is to' bo moro  or less ,recurreut~airther���way^along.--'  A. D. %. Whitney.       .' ,    '  A psalm which cultivates the splrlfi  of gratitude is'a psalm which we ought',  often to read. If wc were moro grateful both our joy, and our ,strcngtli  would bo incroae'ed. Gratitude,' la  ''born in ,tho hen'rls which take the tirno  to count up past mercies.���Charles E., '  Tefforson. | 7 i    '  ' Man is no better than a leaf driven  ���by the'winds until he has conquered'"  his lonely duties. This makes a man. ,  ���the'habit of confronting gr^at things:  ' in solitude, and chiefly the habit,-of  conversing with God ' alone, and of  filling the soul with his strength.���  John Pullsford.       ��� ' '7'    '  There is no music In a "rest" that I  know, of, but there's the making of  music in it. And people are always)  missing that part of the life melody,  always talking "of'perseverance and  courage and fortitude; but patience is  the finest and worthiest part of forti-.  tude, and the rarest, too ���Ituskin.     \ ,  Be cheerful; do not breed over fond  hopes unrealized until , a-chain, link  after link.' is fastened on each thought | <  and wound around the heart. ��� Nature  intended you to be the fountain spring  of cheerfulness and social life. * and ���  not the traveling monument of despair-  tnd melancholy.���Arthur Helps.v *   \  Foolish and faulty are we. Yes, but  our follies and our* faults are not the  main facts. This is the "good news  of God," that 'in every man ' he sees  something a great deal more import*  ant than the man's sinfulness. Sin.  clouds' our view of ourselves; it. does  not obs. ure the Father's sight of his  child. When a sense of his changE-  less goodness reaches ns 'it is like & '  sunbeam; the cloud vanishes beforo  it; sin Is slain by love. "If God so  loves us we ought also to love one an.  other."���Charles G. Ames.  FROM   THE-BEST-THINKERS.  The \1 roii - Soi-t or Girl.  He .was handsome and showily  Cressed. A very pretty girl 3at reading in the extreme end of tho car. Tho  flashy young man said to his companion: i  "See that pretty girl reading there?  I'll bet you I'll be sitting in that seat  saying sweet things to her beforo  thirty minuter, are up."  "I'll bet you don't.  "All right Til show you how to do.  It."  In a few minutes ho left his seat  and took the empty seat beside the  young lady. Presently-he bogan oper  ations.  "Excuse me, miss," he said; "hav��  r.nt I met you at Coney?"  The girl looked up in surprise from  ihe book she was reading. Then her  face brighetned.'  Let a man learn as early as possl"  -T-le to confess his ignorance, and ho  -will be a gainer by it in the long run;i  otherwise the trick by which he veils  his ignorance from-others may becomar  a habit by which he conceals It front  himself, and learns to spend his whole  life in an element of delusive show, to  which no reality corresponds.���John  Stuart Blackie.  What are   the hopes   of   man?   OI��l  Egypt's king,      - ���  Cheops, erected the first pyramid,    '  rAnd largest, thinking it was just tha  thing      '(   '  To   keep   his' memory   whole   ani>  mummy hid;  Uut.somebody or other, rummaging,   ���  Burglariously broke his coffin's lid.  Let not a monument give you or mo  hopes,  Since not a pinch of dust   remain!]  of Cheops. ���Byron.  ' Every man in his lifetime needs to  thank his faults. As no man thoroughly understands a truth until ha  has contended against It, so no man  has a thorough acquaintance with tha  hindrances or talents of men, until he  has suffered from the one, and seen  the triumph of the other over his own  want of the same.���Ralph Waldo Emerson. ���*  Man dwells apart but not alone,  He walks among'his pqers unread;"..  The best of thoughts which ho hatM  known  For lack of listeners are not said.  ���Jean Ingelow.  cimious FACTS  There Is no good in praying for anything unless you will also try for it.-��  Henry Van Dyke.  The Russian form of salutation la  brief, consisting of the single word  "praschal," said to sound like a sneeze.  The Otaheite Islander will twist tha  end of the departing guest's robe and!  then solemnly shake his own hanuS  three times.  - f r~i<:  ^���s^^w&i^&rr  ���-L-6  A Midnigtit Balloon Ascension.  A REAL EXPERIENCE.  Aerostation ~M. Etienne Giraud,  l'lntieplde aeronaule, et SI. Gcoigea  Hall de San Fianclsco, partis do  Pails dans le Rolla, ont atterrl a  Cozy, sltue a 5 kilometres de  Joieny, apif-s une travcr&ee do dix  heures assoz mouvementee,->'  qunlque    Sana    accident.���'" Le  Fi-  earo." . , '  E had agreed, my comoan-  ion  and  I,   that  I  should  call for him at his house,  after dinner, not later than  reieven o'clock.  .   'This     athletic     young  Frenchman belongs  to a small set of  Parisian  sportsmen,  who   have  taken  up "ballooning" as a pastime.  After having exhaus-ted all the sensations that are to be found in ordinary sports, even those of "automobll-  ing" at a bieakneck speed,'the members of,the "Aero Club"-now seek in  the air," where they indulge In all kinds  of daring feats, the nerve-racking excitement that they have ceased to find  on earth., ,-  I might add that these facts were  but vaguely known to me before I had  been introduced, by a mutual friend,  to this new century young spoilsman,  and had "accepted his Invitation lo accompany him In 'his next aerial voyage. '*  . When we reached tho vacant lot nt  tbe   huge  gas-works   of   Saint   Denis,  whoie our balloon  wag being lnllatud,  I could not help feeling a bit alarmed"  at the sight'.of that little bubble-only  a few hundred cubic metres���and tho  very srnwil basket which wore soon to  take us up in the air.  All the "eolat," tho ceremonial, andr  (      the emotional "good-byes" that usual-"  ly accompany the-"let hor go!"  of a  , balloon, woie totally lacking whom thc  0"RoIla" left"the earth.  'The start was  effected In a  quiet  and  business-like  -    manner, and the act seemed so ratural'  to tho people who weie helping us off,  that their"1 demeanor on  this occasion  had a beneficial and soothing eflect on  my excited nerves.  A few minutes after midnight, when  the last little sacks of sand ballast had"  '. been hung out over cthe edge of our  -wicker-basket, when a final glance had  been given to the ropes, the net, the  valve, etc.���with a careless "au revoir"  from the foreman of' the gas-works,  and a parting joke from-the "cocher"  who had driven us theie���the dark  forms, whose hands were holding us  ���down, silently stepped back, and with  ���a gentle and graceful swing the "Rolla" started off on its sixth ascension.   -  Had we taken with us another small  sack of ballast, our balloon could not  have left the earth, i In other words,  Its ascensional-force was almost balanced by the weight it was expected to  ���carry. After rising about a hundred  yaids, and finding a trifle cooler current, which slightly condensed the gas,  the "Rolla" ceased to ascend. We were  met by a gentle breeze fiom the northwest, and began to cross Paris, a couple oil hundred feet above the city. %  It would, take the pen of a Carlyle to  ���describe our mysterious flight over  Paris at midnight. The Impression  was so startling that for an hour we  never spoke above a whisper.  Owing to1 the Increasing coolness of  ���the atmosphere, our balloon had a  slight, though constant, tendency to  descend. But we easily kept our altitude by occasionally throwing over-  "board a spoonful or two of ballast.  After ascertaining that we would not  ���come In contact with the towers of  Notre Dame or the sharp, edges of the  Eiffel 'Tower, we decided' to keep the  same distance, and let the breeze do  *he rest.  At out feet Paris Is breathing, like a'  monster with a million ^eyes.  On the' right, at the very top of  Montmartre, and looming up "in the  ��low that surrounds it, stands the  white basilica of the Sacred Heart,  with Its colossal marble statue of the  Redeemer watching over the city.  Tlie great boulevards roll out in every direction like ribbons of fire; we  can hear, as we sail over them, the  muffled rumbling of a thousand carriages, and we watch them as they  dodge each other In their complicated  course.  A cry, a call, from time to time,  reaches our ears; but the others are  "bst in the mighty silence above us.  "There is the Opera," whispers tha  owner, as he points to a square silhouette, bathed in a lake of electilo  light.  I seem to have no fear, merely tho  sensation of relief that follows an Irrevocable decision; with the feeling  that we are tasting a forbidden fruit,  breaking some divine and primeval  law. All our faculties are concentrated  In our eyes, and they feast on this  wonderful sight.  "Those dark pits that dot the surface of Paris are gar dens," explains the  owner, "innumerable private parks;  and most Parisians live and die without ever suspecting their existence."  We cross the Place de la Bastilo,  soaring above the bronze column, with  its proud little Victory, whose useless  wings of metal seem childish and a bit  ridiculous as we pass on.  A long and puiple fissure that cuts  the city in twain maiks the Seine, long  before we reach it. The "Holla" feels  the cool current that rises above the  waters. A few handfuls of sand  thrown overboard, and we resume our  foimer position.  Our   eyes   aie   now    accustomed   to  An ocean d�� daikness and silence  opens up before us, we sail Into'it.  The breeze freshens, and tlie gloving  blaze of Pans soon fades away in tho  distance.  Fiom now on the minutes drag, in  the mysteilous night that sunounds  us, and every moment rs heavy imh  anxiety; not a sound but the awful  voice of everlasting silence 'Those  hours are endless, leally haid to lrvo  until at last the gray dawn stops out  of the honzon.  Natuie begins to awaken, and, with  the first gleam of daylight, &lowly*.t'��e  world comes back to lrfe.       .  The first ciy-of .) ".iidju or the c% v.  <Dt a pheasant is a delight to our ears  A dog barks and another how's La/.y  and sleepy peasants, leading hug" oxen,  drag themselves out of their lums, on  their way to a haid day's work in the  fields. The cocks ciow lustily, and, in  the distance, fiom'the little town of  Nemouis, comes tha melodious 'call of  a bugle, arousing "Titou," the Ficnch  "Tommy Atkins," fiom his sleep.  The sun' drives away the soft gray  mist that lingers on the meadows; a  few shadows here and there still mark  tho wooded valleys; but they soon'melt  away, and a glorious summer morning,  In the beautiful land of M3.irgundy,  bursts upon us from tiveiy side  ,     * * * * ��� a  Wo are now close to tho little hamlet  of Url, and thc voice of a cuikoo-clock  tolls us tho hour, as it pipes up In tho  breeze its llvo double notes.  "The temperature Is veiy even," remarks the captain, "and theie is no  danger of It rising or railing unexpectedly, at least for an hour or moie. We  might as well travel with the guide-  rope, and skip along close to the  earth."  Ho slips tho line overboard and lowers It caiefully to the ground.  The guide-rope, though a meie cable,  about two hundred feet in length, is a  very delicate instrument, and, after the  anchor, the most important accessory  to a*balloon. When in operation, one  end of the trope is attached to the  basket, and a quarter or a fifth of its  length is allowed to dfsg on the surface of the eaith, wheie it regulate*  automatically the air-ship's aeiostatic  equilibrium.   ���  If the balloon has a tendency to fall,  an additional portion of the gulJe-iope  drops on the gi ound. Instantly , thc  "Rolla" is relieved' of that much  weight*" and soon' resumes its former  altitude. '-  On the other hand, should thc tendency be to rise, the extia amount of  rope that it hauls up with it means foi  the "Rolla" a few pounds moie to carry, and it giadually falls back to its  original position.  It has also the serious advantage of  saving gas, and sand ballast as well.  "That modest young fellow, you met  at dinner the other night," rental ks the  captai,n, "uses the guide-rope with  great success as part of the steeiing-  gear of his new "aeronef," the 'Santos-  'Dumont'V.' We all expect to hear  within a few weeks that Santos-Du-  mont has solved the gieat problem, of  aerial navigation.'' ~  The farmers, who cannot undeistana  this new method of locomotion, are all  eager to tug at the guide-rope, thinking we have decided to land. 3  "No, no; leave it alone!" shouts the  owner. "We are simply out for a promenade!"  The children, who are playing scarecrow with the ravenous birds in the orchards, scream with astonishment and  delight. An old woman folds her  hands over her mouth like a megaphone and asks:  "Where the devil are you going like  that?"  "To the moon."  "Ha! ha!    Bon voyage!"  A flock of sheep stampedes at    the  sight of our shadow moving upon the  earth,  and  disappears  in* a cloud   of  dust.  We glide peacefully over meadows  and swamps, clearing hedges and  trees, dragging the guide-rope behind,  us. As we pass over a lake m'the pjrk  of an ideal country seat, w-�� see th"  "Rolla" reflected in the cljar waters  below.  Even -at this moderate height, the  farms look like children's playhouses,  with their curly little NPiosr their  wooden horses and palntsd cows, and  as we approach a curve in the railroad  track, a train of cars puffs r>y *Ii:o a  mechanical toy, and whistles a friendly salute.  Here the captain calls my attention  to a dark line of clouds in the northwest.  Yesterday's "Herald" predicted a depression within the next twenty-four  hours���evidently a storm is creeping up  behind us. But the same wind is driving us on, and we hope to keep out of  Its reach, even UT we have to rise up in  the heavens above ft.  "If our balloon obeys as it should,  wo will soon have some fun," says the  captain, as wo reach the first trees of  a thick forest.  Tho "Rolla" Is so sensitive that by  jneiely hauling In a few yards of the  guide-rope, wo gently descend on the  tops of the trees, lightly skipping from  one to the other; we brush by an elm,  a poplar, or an ash, and pick -^l^Vie  pass their fresh green leaves. .1 )s  This weird performance is fascinating beyond words. I have never heard  of a "promenade" on the ciest of a  foiest, and I wonder now and then if I  am di earning.  Such accuracy of movement'If, only  ; xiaa urcu itci, tlie b.izomelci marks aix��"g <j��u iLe&uy  cl  li���  ..ckls 111  ihe ai-s-  and seven thousand feet 'tance, where we hoped we might stand  "Fiom  on   high  one  appieclates  to alive a few minutes Idler v  theii lull human thing's, and It Is only Not a wor d had been spoken for some  necessaiy to have reached lofty- altl- time, when the captain said,  tudes to know the smallness of what- "Our landing, I think, will bo a hard  aver appeals great"���All de Vigny. one���I dislike, the way those trees are  I shall never forget this fust and scattered beyond that nanow valley,  sudden leap to such terrifying'''alii-We* never should have allowed the  tudes.   I thought we would novel stop I'oim to leach our heels���but it has lo  using, and  stood bieatbloss as I  saw go   now "   and   his  hand  gives   the  the earth leave us, sink In at the cen- valve-rope a long and heavy pull."  ter, and swell out at the horizon like a ' We can hear the gas sputter as  It  , bowl. c _ * leaves the cieaking silk.       ,  r  Which of us has not often followed    Instantly the .barometer drops.    We  with delighted eyes the majestic flight have started on oui final'descent <���  of the clouds/and longed for'their lib- *        *       J* * *      "  *fr   1  erty and the! freedom of then  voyages     The captain's fondness for "valving"  in the skies?        -       7 ��   ". had set us falling again  at'an .awful  Rolled^in heavy masses by the winds- ?peed, and the, sand He was throwing  that dil'vo them on, they move peace- out was rising around .the'"Rolla" in  fully   In   the   sunlight   like /a   fleet   of little   thin   clouds,   and   dropping   like  sombre ships with piows of solid gold  had on the silk above us   ���  Now  bunched   together in  small  and     I looked down     The eaith was ris-  graceful  groups,   thin  end   sleek  like ing!���rising to meet-us, like a fabulous  birds of passage, they Byrswiftly with mothei eager to receive her children in  the breeze���Iridescent and translucent, her outstretched aimi  like huge opals picked liom the tiea-     I   stood   hypnotized  and   cold,   until  sures of heaven, or sparkling with lm-' called back to my barometer.    I saw  maculate  candor,   like   the   snow   the that the captain's teeth were set, but  winds harvest on tho crest of inacees- his eye was clear and serene,  slble sleiras,and carry off on their In-     Wo now realise to Its full extent the  visible wings. ,       ' y,     gravity of the situation.  They have seen, perhaps lr. a slng'%.    .The needle is jumping in my hands,  day, the countiUs a��4 *ho hnmoa wo "Twenty-two hundred metres���twenty-  one-fifty���twenty-one "    The  storm  loye, and cherish In remembrance or In  hope. They have passed over spots  that have beaten time to oui happiest  hours; they have looked down upon  places that have witnessed our deepest  (Borrows.    " '  Up to their glittering realm we" rls<-,'"  is not a mile behind us, and the heavy  wind that precedes it lolls in graceful  waves over the wheat and barley fields.  "Seventeen hundred and fifty metres  ���seventeen  hundred���sixteen  hundred  We are falling at an angle of thirty  1 *.,*���  and,   cutting   through   the  impalpable or forty degiee.3.   Everything below us  vapor, we reach the upper spheres of is moving at lightning speed.    -  everlasting: ; starlight    and    sunshine      -"Twelve   hundred' and   fifty���twelve  where begin the limits of'the empyr- hundred���eleven hundred metres ','  ean, that mysteilous zone, visited only       My voice is slightly hoaise, but I call  by the queen bee, once In her lifetime,  on the day of her "nuptial flight."  , The varied^ emotions of our trip  above the clouds aie simply superhuman, but the'owner, does not seem to  enjoy them:  "A fellow can't be amused up,heie.  Let's go down."     - ,  I know he is longing to /Play with  the trees^ again; but before I can answer, the'valve-rope is jeiked, and we  drop two or three thousand feet.  Looking up through trie open appendix, I*can see the interior of the balloon,, the valve-rope hanging in the  center, and watch the valve open and  close at the top. ^  We are now traveling -nith the wind  ata speed of forty miles an hour, but  we' feel no motion whatever. The hills,  the meadows, the hamlets, rush towaid  us In a' mad race, as if driven by 'the  mighty hand of God. t  The world looks like a painted atlas,-  with every little detail > carefully  marked. As I compare it with the  military map in my hands, I cannot  .tell which is,"the better of the two,  and, moreover, at^ this altitude, they  seem both the same size.  The captain 'is throwing out ballast  ���quite a lot, it seems to me. But the  barometer is still falling. 'Down we  go, and. in a moment we are close  to earth again. Half a dozen peasants  are harvesting In the grain-fields.  "Captain! wa, are dead' birds this  time!" ���"  - "Not yet," replies the owner, "but'ba  sure before we touch grouna to swing  up on the hoop above you, or the shock  might break your legs."  The advice Is worth following. No  sooner Bald than done, and the basket,  after kicking off the top of a haystack,  drops in the midst of the dumbfounded  farmers.  .. Relieved for a second of its weight,  the "Rolla" bounds ahead. More bal-  lastfljes 'out, and we are off on another  trip"to'the clouds.  Exposed, as it Is, alternately to the  burning rays of the sun and-the nu  out the numbers as fast as I see them;  and  they follow  each  other  in rapid  succession.  "Nin�� hundred���elgh t   hundred   and  ���fty���eight hundred metres "      " '  The sudden change of altitude makes  us both very deaf; but I oan still hear  the captain say:   '  "Haul in the other sack of sand. We  must keep up long enough to ,clear  that forest and land in the field beyond, this side of the large clump of  trees." - s  The ballast is doing better work, and  we are not falling quite so rapidly;  but only half of the' treacherous forest has been cleared. There Is more  and enough of it, that stands threatening below us.  "We( shall never sail over it," mutters the owner.  At this moment we swing into a violent 'gale���forerunner of the storm behind us���the "Rolla" quivers in its net, .  seems-to hesitate for a meie second,  and bravely leaps ahead. -  ' "Too much of a good thing " and  above us the valve is roaung furiously  "Whatever" happens,  don't    Jump!"  cries the captain.  ,  Of course, had I done so.at any time,  he, would have shot up in the air .ten  of fifteen thousand 'feet. (. '  "Attention! Now is the psychological  moment." >'      ~  '  Like a hawk swooping down on Its~  prey, and .with the, same graceful  curve, the "Rolla" clears, with ten feet  to spare, the crest of the last trees. f  We hear the guide-rope diagging in":  the branches.  As quick as a,flash the captain has  the anchor overboard. '  But the gale^is driving us on, and  the iron teeth fail to.blte the sod.  We clutch at the hoop and the rigging above���and, with a crash, the  basket strikes the earth. -  The shock throws us back into it.  The balloon bounds on several hundred feet, rolling like a huge football.  We are dragged, tossed, bumped and  Expressive English Phrases.,  HAT are tho most expressive  phrases in colloquial , English?  Of the dozens that slip off English-speaking tongues In the couise of  a day some must be bettor suited for  their put pose and moie characteustis.  of the race that originated lliem thani  others. When foielgneis come to this  country they catch certain expressions  almost immediately, and long before,  they can auempt to speak the language have made them pait -of _ their  vocabulary. It would seem that these  phi ases, must be the most expressive  in English and, that they ar e peculiar  to the language, 'and "fill a long-felt  want," since forelgneis seize so eagerly upon them.  '  Every man or woman who lands 1�� ,  this country is saying "Hurry,up" in  two months.    In whatever quarter of  the city one may walk, says the New  York "Tribune," Italian or German or  Jewish,   mothers   will   be   despatching  their olfspiing on ei lands, using their  native speech, but closing their order*  with the magic "Huny up!" -Howrdo-  llghtfully characteristic of the nation  Is the phrase!   It Is not to be wondere*  at that the new comers from the slow-,  moving Old World find that they havs  brought over nothing to equal It.    ,'  --"All' right"   uvals   ','Hurry   up,"   not 7  because  foielgn  tongues _ lack  similar  expressions, but because there Is a jolly, hail fellow well met air about "all  right" lacking in, other phiases of the ���*>  same character.   Then, too, "all rrght"  takes the place not only of "good," but' >  of "yes" and "I understand," and of a   '  dozen   other  phrases   which   in   other  languages require separate expressions. ~  The third phrase which alone shares  the popularity of the first two is "It's  '���  nice."    This  should be "inter esting'ta ,  purists who wish to lestrict "nice" ts  its firsthand original meaning of "ex- ,.  act."   No word of ancestry sufficiently    ���  aristocratic to please them ftakes the  place of "nice" in its colloquial 'mean-7  ing, and foreigners clasp rt with .Joy,  wholly ignorant of the fact that they  are outraging the feelings of anybody  by  so   doing.'   Other'phrases   besides   >  "Hurry up,"-''All rrght" and "It's nice"  captrvate   the  fancy   of    the , newly- v'_"  landed, but these thiee reign supreme,1  i  Al  "4  Rough-Looking Beggar���Kind sir, be  so good as to give me a trifle. Gentleman���For you to go 'and spend It In  drink? Rough-T -o'Jng Beggai (knowingly)���Been a bu��,t,ar yourself some..,  time^eh?���"Pick-Me-Up."        __,    ..    ,.  Interesting: Items. _   ,_,//*  -  ������ * <���    "j---  According to an Omaha correspondent  of the Chicago "Ti-bime," D   H.'Hoff-���    y  man, a Union Pacific machinrst gcttrng  $3 a day, has lecerved the palm as the '  most  expensrvely  dressed man in  that ' %,  city.    Th& extent of his wardrobe was  brought  to  light in a trial in  Omaha, ^  where a man was c'hn.rgcd with stealing  a  suit-case full of clothing" from -him.-- -*  While under.oatli he stated thtut the grip, - _^  contained $6 worth of neckties.    "Soyrt[    ��,"  toany neckties  have youa altogether!"  asked the attorney.   He replied: "Ihave  $400   worth   of neckties."      The   court > ,  gasped and the attorney tuincd pale. "Is  the  rest  of your  wardrobe  in  propor- ������  tronT" asked the attorney.    "It is," responded the    witness.      Hoffman    wm  dressed faultlessly.  "vWhen Henry Hiemenz, jr., of St. Louis  m\  - r-  merous cool currents that we meet on  1 brulsed.    Everything in the basket-Is  ..   ^ ,  ,   -   , ,    ���    . ,     possible with a very small balloon, In  SUf?0^?!!? ���l"n".������e?!f--!.,��,?5 'th* Mriy houra of the dny- ����a with a  perfectly even temperature. Of course,  It Is always dangerous, as the slightest  mistake would lead to a hopeless disaster.  Suddenly, while crossing a deep ravine, the coolness of the air dia-js us  down. The rocky banks of the torrent  are upon us. 1  I open my mouth to offer a mild ob-  few details of the picture escape us  In the distance another bright spot,  Bull ler, the students' ball, In the heart  of the Latin quarter. That obscure  mass beyond it must be the Luxembourg and Its gardens.  Here we leave the dome of the Pantheon on our right.' Below us the  lights are gradually thinning out; we  are passing over the crowded "fau-  bour gs," where thousands of poor and  tired human beings are resting In their  sleep.  our way, the "Rolla" soon becomes  flighty and hard to control. A few  minutes later we are not two hundred  feet over the meadow.  Another rise, without apparently any  cause for It, and soon we are falling  again; this time over the ancient city  of Sens, with its beautiful cathedral in  the center, around which the quaint  old houses are huddled, and-held closn  together by a belt of green boulevards.  As I wonder how we would look impaled on that sharp Gothic steeple, a  dozen pounds of ballast sends us skyward like a rocket.  ��� ���        *    -   *        ��� ��  It was now ten o'clock. We had traveled, by actual measurement on the  map, two hundred and eighty kilometers. The heat w��s increasing rapidly, and the sensitive bubble over  our heads had become more erratic  than ever. Down it would drop a few  thousand feet, if a cloud happened to  darken the sun, and then up three or  four thousand, as soon us tho cloud  had passed on.  This constant "bobbing" up and down  at a torrillc pace, atidod to the heat and  the lack of sleep, wa3 giadually tolling  on our norvos. Ten hours in a basket,  under suuh circumstances, Is about as  much as any oidmary man can stand.  Without wasting any tune la idle discussion, we decided to alf��r -',-. ��� m other words, to land as soon as the neces  sary ajr;ligaments for this rmpoitant  operation had been completed.  The "Rolla" was then at nine thousand feet; we had lost the wind on our  way up, and below, in "the west, the  storm was rapidly gaining on us.  We had still four sacks of sand bal-  iast of the nine we had taken up with  hs. Every knot that held them to the  basket was carefully examined���a precaution of vital importance, as we  would soon be above the clouds again  If any of them escaped us in the varied  incidents that might attend our descent. The lunch-basket and our coats  were also securely fastened, and the  anchor partly unlashed and made ready  to be dropped.  I held the barometer, with eyes glued  upon  Its  face,  ready  to call  out our  smashed to pieces, and tne claret on  the captain's face looks like    lood.  I barely have time to disengage my  neck from a couple of slender and  wiry net-ropes that are doing their best  to strangle me.  A peasant, mowing near by, hears  our cries; he drops his scythe, and  kicking off his wooden shoes, tugs at  the guide-rope lustily.  The anchor has found a soft spot,  suddenly the cable tightens, and oui  aerial tiip is ended. '  By this time a few exceed villagers  have come to the rescue from the  neighboring fields.  <"  As we crawl fiom under the tangled^  mass of net-wor 'c and 1 igging, a terrorized child falls in a fit at the sight  of this unusual performance, rolling in  the giass and screaming with fright.  We are both rathei pale and a bit  weak in the knees; but, oh, the exquisite sensation to feel the good old  eaith under our feet again!  . A few steps away, "Rolla" lies panting in tho sunshine.  With every gust of wind he seems"to  exhale his life.  Ills quivering form is sinking rapidly; we hear his heavy sighs and watch  his quivering skin.  The plucky Utile fellow makos another desperate erroit to rise up to the  spheres he has conquered; but his  strength at last betrays him, and he  falls back on the green���empty, motionless, dead ���"Argonaut."  Paiis, June, 1901.  f died the other day he left $l,000,0'OO and  a will whiQh provided that his.widow,  who inheiited the entire fortune, was ts  strew the grave'of, his , first Wife wits.'  flowers every Sunday and on the anni-,  versaries of her birth and death. This  probably is tho acme of refined cruelty.  If the testator liad provided that the  widow, in order to keep,the money, must  climb a greased pole every Sunday morning, or give up corsets, or do her own  ���washing, other women might have gone  to her and encouraged her with the as-  gurance that the money was worth the  sacrifice; but to be compelled to strew '  flowers on the grave of the woman who  is now, let us hope, happy with the man  in paradise will undoubtedly be regarded  by all sober-mrnded women as too much. -1  The  English  papers  tell ,of  a  young  Parisian in London, risrtmg the "Chamber of Horrors" a't Mmo. Tuwaud's. 'Being alone, he was seized vfth an impulse  to put hia neck in the lun-ette wherein  had rested that of Marie Antoinette.   He  lay down, touched a spring, and closed  the collar.   But how was he to release  himself ?   If he touched the wrong spring  .the fatal axe might descend.   Before long-   1  a crowd of visitors, led by an attendant,  came on the scene.   Tlie guide was a bit  of a linguist, and saw an opportunity,  With himself as master of tho srtrutron  He at once began a practical lecture on  t'he guillotine, interrupting his remarks  with little asides in French to the indignant victim, asking him to scream loudci  or writhe more agonizingly     "How we't  he acts!" exclaimed the gmtifred onlooL-  ors.    Finally the Purlsi&n -\-as released,  and. answering tho applause with male  dictions, fled.  vl!  vf#f  mm  The Girl Who Didnt.  Jection, when a hatful of ballast goes I future altitudes. My companion, with  overboard; we instantly shoot up In the valve-rope in his right and the bal-  thi   nlr. and, before I can realize what    laat-Rooon within reach, was still gas  First Mosquito���What's In the bucket!  Rudbing the growler?  Second Mosquito���No; It's a onre tot  coal-oil poison.   Have a nip 1  (A FABLE)  Once upon a time a girl decided that  eho would go in for health rithei* than  fashioR, arid weuid be a true woman;  siich as men like to talk about in the  abstract.  She wore spring heels on number seven  shoes, and shivered at tlie very idea of  corsets. Her waist measured thirty-sir  inches, while her hrps and bust were  only thirty-two. Sho wouldn't curl her  hiur, and as she thought powder vulgar,  her face was always red and shiny.  Her clothes were all m.ulo to hang  from the shoulders, and -.he never sat on  her spmc. By thc time ahe was twenty-  Ihe men ran when they paw her coming  or going, they never knew which, and  women looked at her through lorgnettes and said she was an unsexed creature!  Moral-"TJie easiest way rs alwavs tha  best if jwiere a girl!���-N. Y. "Life." 39*91  f$3*  '   J  M  mi  m  ATI,IX   - li.  C.,"    SATI'RliAV,     MARCH  'yf.'3.  "J  '<  L'l  k'i  ?!'  f  in  to  ���N.i'  fl  'ft  Itf-  l  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  FANCY DRESS CARNIVAL.  Church ol England: ,  St. Martin's Church, cor. Third und Trnin-  or streets. Sunday s><ii-vices. Matins at 11 a.  in., Kveiisoii;j 7:30 p. in. Celebration of Holy  Communion, lsl Sunday in each month and  on Special occasions. .Sunday School, Sun-  daj al :i p. m, , Coniinitteo Meetings, 1st  Tlim-sdiij in each month.     , ,  Uev. I-'. L. Stephenson, Itcctor.  St. Anilicw's Presbyterian (Jliurcli hold  KPivices in Ihu Clini-ch on Second Sheet.  Mornin:; service at 11 evening soi vice-7:110  Snudn.v School nt the close of the morning  service. Kev. li. Tm-Liiitrtuii, .Miuistei. l-Yee  Keiuliujr Ito(im, to v\ liicli till are welcome.  WAN.TED ��� Correspondents in  every section of the district. Enquire at the Ci aim for particulars.  Jack Letherdale was down from  Dominion cieek last week. He  reports most satisfactory developments from their prospect woi k on  that creek, but operations, fof'the  meantime, have been abandoned,  _ pending the installation of pumping machinery.  Subscribe for thc Claim, and get  j'our friends to subscribe.  There is more solid , comfort in a  cirp of Blue Ribbon Tea than in a  gallon of most beverages.  An entertainment under the aus-  picies of the Indies' Auxiliary will  be held in .St. Andrews Church on  .Thursday, -12th inst, at S p.m.  Refreshments will be served at the  ��� close of the- programme. Admission, Adults, 50 cents, Children 25  cents. '   ,  -Famous \1\I00sehead   Brand,   Oil  tan ,-Shoe   Packs,  just   arrived at  "Blackett & Co.'s.  We-hear that Kent,and Tiers,-  of Gold Run, -have reached bedrock and,have struck it rich.  The younger members of St.  Andrews Church, not wishing to be  outdone by their elders in assisting  " in church work, have organized an  Aid of their own, to be known as  The Girls' Aid, with Mrs. Williams as Overseer aud the following oiTicers:'' President., Carrie  Doelker: Vice-President, Ethel  Pillman; Secy.-Treasurer, Jennie  McDonald. The Aid already has  a membership of ten.  D. H. McDonald will arrive on  Monday with a shipment of FreJi  Ranch F,ggh, Potatoes, Lemons,  Oranges, Apples, etc., etc.  H. D. Gag lie, lineman, on the  Dom. Tele. .Service, returned 011  Saturday last, after a four months'  holiday, spent.- at his old home in  Quebec.  Blue Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  pure.���Tt is'sold in all the stores in  Atliu  A big shipment of fiesh goods  ha /e just ai rived at Fraser & Co's.  J. F. Deeks, returned to Atlin,  on Monday, from a business trip to  the outside.  Fresh stock of Imported and Domestic Cigars at C, R. Bourne's.  The Costumes   Were   Few  in Good Taste.  But  The second carnival of the season was held on the Atlin Rink  last Saturday evening, but from  point of numbers or for variety of  costumes, it fell a long way short  of the fust" one. The ice was in  lane condition and the decorations  were very tastefully arranged.  Tbe���cbaractcrs le presented were  as   follows:   Ch .mister G i 11, Miss  Miller;    Sister   of Cliarily,    Mrs.  Waid ;' the Three   Giaces,   Mnies.  Woods,    Stephenson .and     Raul;  Nuises,   Mrs. 'and  Miss   Pillman;  Old   Early,. Krma   Blackett ; Tambourine   Giil,    Bernice - Blackett ;  Little    Red     Ridinghood,    Beitha  Doelker;    Spanish   Lady,  Maggie  McDonald ; Turk Soldiei, J. Fetherstonhaugh ;     Spanish'   Grandee,  J. F. Wine; Dutchman; Dell Lewis  Negro,   Peddlar,   Bob  -Haimon;  Uncle   Sam,    Wilfied  Ware; Brigand, Horace-Frasei ; S. A. Volunteer, Walter  Blackett  arid   others.  Trie prizes were  awaided   to, Mrs.  Pillman   aud  J.  Fetherstonhaugh,  for the best sustained  chaiacleis;  to Erma Blackett and Bob Plarmon  for the best comical-characters and  to   Maggie   McDonald and Horace  Fraser,foi the best dressed juvenile  characters.  1  It is the intention of the Management to have another���and possibly  the last���carnival at'the rink on  the 2ist inst. The" proceeds are to  be donated to the Fire Department  and in consequence this* carnival  should be well patronized.  M  TAN-1  We beg to quote the following Cash Prices until  Further Notice :  Ogilvie Flour, per sack . $3.25'  Patent,    dp        do       .   "     .    3.25  Cieam, HoteTsize, per doz   .    4.75  do    Family size    do        \    2.5b  Milk, Reindeer  ���-    do       ".    2,25  Clams, per doz     .   ���    .        .    2.75  Canned Corn, per doz . ��� ,    .    2.40  Peas        do       . .    2.25  Beans,    do      .   v   .    2.25  Tomatoes do    .        .3.75  C & B Jams, 1-lb tins, per do/.,3.50  D G  Sugar, per lb- ;  A gen Butter, ;-lb tins    -  Rex Hams, per lb -    '  -  Corumcal, iolb sack       '-  Rolled Oats, B & K  Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb  T & B Cut Tobacco, do -  ' do      Chewing     , do   -  *Ovo, per tin  --  Salmon, per dcz   , '-  ALL    OTHER   GROCERIES    REDUCED  atns stBBV  sent an  ,   Men's  Furnishing  .10 c.  .50 c.  -23 c.  .35 c,  .65 c-  .50 c.  $1.00  ��� '-7SC  ���75C  2.25  s and  Fine All-Wool Silver'Gray Blankets, 10,  12 and 14 -pounefs-  "  "for 55 cents, a'pound. '.-..,  '   /BLACKETT & CO.::;: '  cite  '*.  DIXCW    DROGHERS,    Proprietors  ���-���_. ������<&-> ���  h      A       Pool     &  Freighting and Teaming.  Billiards,  'Free. -  <&   -  -Horses and;-.Sleighs .for Hire.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest temperature recorded  for the week-.ending 6th inst, is  as follows :  Feb. 2  March  5  6  2S above  17      .  9  10      ,  i below  Dealers', in   Provisions,   Dry Goods, Etc.,  A.   SX Gross   &  ^DRINK THEBEST-  "fN A B G B'"   TEA."  In Lead Packets 01 l/>-iu and 1 lb each.  .ForvSale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &   Co.: "Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  I he Literary Society.  NOTICE.  TvJO'JTCL", U licrcliy (riven that Si.\ty ilujs  after dale I intd:i(l to apply lo tho  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  lor iici-nii.s-.ion to purchase the following  described tract of land for agricultural  purposes: That parcel or tract of land situated in the Atliii Lake Mining Division,  coniiiic-nciiij,' at a post planted at the N.W.  corner of Atliii 'J'ovv nsito, (hence East 40  ciiai'io thence north 20ohains, thenco west  40 chums, thence south 2) chains, to point of  commencement, containing' SO acres, more  "'��� l"'*-       " li, P. Quej;n.  Dated .-.( Atlin, li.C., this lith da.v of March,  l"'" mai-7-St  The debate befoie the Discovery  Literary Society last Satin day was  out of the ordinary, being upon thc  subject, War, more destructive to  human life than Alcoholism. The  speakers on the afiiimative side  were Messrs. Letherdale, Mobly,  Garrison,' Cartmell Jackson and  Mrs. Mobly ; those on the negative  being, Messrs. Pollay, Mauncll,  Monison, McKay, Gould and Yco-  mans. The affirmative speakers  were able to produce statistics upon  their side of the argument and iu  consequence carried tlie day. 0\v-  to the Miners' meeting tonight,  there will be no meeting of the  Society, but possibly next 'Saturday evening a social evening will  be given to which all aro invited.  THE CONVENTION.  pro-  McDonald's Grocery keeps an  excellent stock of staple and fancy  groceries. They have their own  teams and deliver goods on thc  creeks at the mo->t reasonable rates.  Continued from page 2  -io.  Providing a reserve or  spectiug area" of 1500'feet.  11. That discovery be allowed  in any location, 600 feet from an  occupied creek, where a new auri-  feious gravel has been found.  Tbe local organization at Keith-  ley, iu Cariboo, passed resolutions  to the following effect:  1. Placing the acquirement cf  title to placer claims on the same-  footing as mineral claims.  2. Repeal or amendment of the  Water Clauses Act, so that prospector, individual placer or quartz  miner can secure the quantity of  water required to operate liis claim  or claims, by simply recording the  same, and without having to pay  the heavy charges now being made  for securing water piivileges.  3. Repeal or abolition of the two  per cent royalty on gross output  of cithe'r mirtral or placer mines.  4. Paying a tax on the net income .^Vt? it lier mineral or placer  mines,'whcl lax to be levied and co-  lected in the same manner as it is  levied and collected from the own-  eis of leal   estate  01   fiom   the net  income of bankers, merchants,  manufacturers^ individuals, corporations or capitalists.  The Cariboo district seut\do"\vn  36 delcgatcs'to the Convention.  THIRD GRAND MASK  FANCY   DRESS  ON   THJ*  Saturday, -Makcii 2 ist.  In Aid of Atliii Fire Department.   KM,   Six Handsome Prizes.  ��<$  ���ALASKA   ROUTE   SAIIINGS-  The following  .Sailings  are  announced for the month   of  March,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train : ,  Pkinckss May,  Mar. 7, 18 and 28  do. April, 7, 17 & 27  For  further   information,  apply or  wiite to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  ft  8^^>^^,^x.C\^-.^r^7^v;rr,-  .j.Ttr^XTTSru. t-t^K ^Cv^r'lww'^^^y i*it��'iotvvcW'i-5,rfc^^H����'*������e ��#*uiri<x>t^u*^��w^^^^r^^^vi-c^;-ss5r^  V-ff-WaflWwSftai-nywTV-���������-  K5��SS��Sra��fcfi5


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