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 X       . '%*  ^  ^7  '* W*'^;  C*   "^  ':(  '/'  VOL:   ,0.  ATLIN,   B.C.-,   SATURDAY,     MARJII  *)��  904.  NO  242.  ?tt  Victoria,    Feb,   27: --- }3y* order  /    just   received    from    Uic     British  Admiralty,   thc    Canadian .Pacific  Steamships of, the Kmpre.'.s   Line,  plying between Vancouver n::d   thc  Orient, have shipped their six inch  guns and are   now  armed ' cruiser.--  ; umlcr Uritisli'brders.    '   '     ","  New ��� Chwaug.���It   is   reported  ��� -     that   the Japanese   have  landed at  . ! o.-siet   today,   about  seven   miles  from ���/iidiy.-i.s'ock, and have begun  ' aiarchiug toward,Kirin.' -- _'.'���      '   '  London, 27.���If the report of the  ', Japant.se   landing   at   Possiet   Bay  -   should, prove correct, a uiostimpor-  Ifiut morcnient stands revealed,   as  if-'point^ io a certain attack on Vla-  cli> osiock in the near future..  ' ."   . -New York, 27th.���The Commercial'Cable Co.   advises'the world  that the Hong Kong-American Cable has been inteirupted.  Cherbourg". 27.���A   strong 'contingent   of   the' French*1 Colonial  troops is being organised for  quick  service hi Ind >rCliitia.    This-may  ���mean a possible offset  to 'the, Eu-  r glish Thibet' Expedition. ,_  ,   St: Petersburg, Feb. sg.���A des-  "patch- froiVLisa Van'o; datcfe^Sih.  says that rhe Chinese on   Yahi" River report that an advance guard of  Russian cavalry,   which  had penetrated Korea for a distai.ee of about  200 versis across the river,' had  an  encounter _with   a   detachment ot  Japanese   and .that   the   Japanese  were compelled to  retreat, leaving  their horses which were- seized  by  Cossacks.      \ <-  Tokio, 2Sth. ��� Korean soldiers  on the I-Iam Gyeug frontier-'have  been a1 tacked aud dispersed by  'Russian   troops.  Tokio, 29th.���Great interest is  displa\ ed here a�� to how tlie Power*  will receive the news that Japan  and Korea have signed a piotocol  In which Japan guarantees the'- in-  depei.de ct and integrity of Korea.  o d- ib: is h-vhl as to the approval  ���-  V.itw.   Biii'ain   and the  United  '..ten. i-elgi.in, French aud Ger-  m (,. -. ihjfcts. Jil.so including the  'v-.i'-e^ein.itives of companies, con-  ,! :cted officially by the Russians,  have boen pres*mg for concessions  v. iiicli will be affected by the altered  :!:i'usot tiie Javanese and Korean  -������1 ilions.  L) ulou, r>t:--The following des-  ���n't-h has been received at thc Jap-  ���niese Legutio. Iiere:���  Tokio, is : ���A number of the enemy'- c.-valiy appeared at a point  700 meters r;ortl of Ping Yang Korea; our-i-jf.intry tired upon them  causing then; to retreat.  Lo don, March ist. ��� A despatch  to the D ii!y Telegraph from Yin  Ko.v, dated Feb. ?9lh. s.iys:��� Fif-  teeu Japanese  warships   iuriously  17 o clock this morning. The Russian warships No\ ik, Ha\an, A.��-k-  old accompanied by four torpedo  boais'steaiaing oui to meet tlie , attack. They were however foiced  to .retire. The 'Askold was iu a  ii nl, ing condition. U*.c Novik w-.s'  l>.idly damaged and a torpedn .boat  boat sunk. The Rt-lvizun was a-  gain dan'uged. The Japanese  witl drew in good order.  Tokio,-March.1:��� Japan  is   already taking precautions to  insure  the strength ol ber war chest iiVthe  event of'war being prolonged.  The  .far-sighted financial  policy' of the  Japanese is seen   iu ,lhe announcement that negotiations will be opened simultaneously in   London   and  New-York for loans:    The-Japanese Mand ready   to  sacrifice   blood  and- treasure    with   an    eagerness  which Cuds but,few paralells ii: history.    Nearly c'.'eryoue'contributes,  be the(,atuount  large  or  small,' to  the.best of his or her ability. , Feudal families are uu-earihing the ancestral hoards of gold and"  jewelry  whi-.li have baen accumulating  for  cerYluries and which have been sac-  recily guarded by their  owner's 'for  use in times of national  stress and  strife..   Their, probable   value exceeds five-Hundred million" dollars.  Every woman is sacrificiifg her jewelry and otliei cosily .adornment's to  swell the national   fund,   which  is  growing beyond  all  anticipations.  Tokio. :st.��� The Korean Government has donated $10,000 to the  Red Cross Hospital. The ministers oi the United States, Great Bri  tain at Secnlare favours blv inclined to the Japanese Korean protocol.  London,    2nd;���In  introducing  the Naval Estimates in   the  House  of Commons today, Ernest G., Pretty-man, Sc-cretary'to the Admirality  justified the increase in ihe estimates on the ground that the two powers' standard must  be  maintained.  The Russian battleship programme  and that of other naval powers had  to    be    consideied.     Russia   and  France together had built, or  were  building, 64 battleships and France  and Germany combined were building,   or  had  built  6i   battleships,  while the British total was  63  battleship-;.    In considering the  cruiser    programme,   the  govarnment  was not governed by this standard,  but by the immense  preponderance  of   British    sea-borne   commerce.  While regretting the inct casing expenditure, the Admiralty remarked  it  as  being  insurance.    Secretary  Prettyman    concluded  by  saying:  "The naval policy of Great Britain  waj  purely  defensive.    Recent  e*  vents in the Far East 's-howed   the  necessity for preparedness to strike  the fit st blow aud so obtain  incalculable advantage.   Refeiring to the  great improvement in shooting in  the  British    Navy,   instanced  the  British Armored Cruiser Leviathan  which, while steaming at 12  knots  gnus in two minutes,  -ind, hit  a 14  j-r    ��� 1���     -...,.,,    .....���u, num. jlwming��i, 1^   miuis  V.UUU1 iuaiiuii vi uaievcr is ooiainauie  bombarded Port Arthur from 19 tojfired ten rewmi* fr^nu lie* 9.2  inch {The rumor finds ready credence io,  by 20 target,'ten times at   a   range  oft wo thousand yaids."  " New York, Inarch 2;���,A Chefo?  cable to the "Herald" -"ays 30.000  Japanese troops' have-arrived at  ���Seoul up to date, consisting of Cav-  -.lrs and Inf.iufry but no Artillery.,  Altogether"So.000 troops passed  through Seoul aud,40.000 tluough  Gensan within a'fortnight, Northward bour.-d via Ping Yang.  Paris, March 2':��� The- Matin's  correspoj-dei.t at Harbin'says the  lait passengei ' train 7 to be sent  Southward over the grans-Siberian  Railway left" yes-teiday, ���, Henceforth all mail and passenger cars  for Port Arthur will be attached to  the military trains. '     ".      "  vSt. Petersburg, 2i-id:���The Bourse Gazette ; says: "There is'no  need-for alarm over Ihe blockade of  Port Arthur. The war will not end  till riot a Japanese is left alive in  Korea.^ The success of the Russian  army wil^re-assert the international  law defied by'London and Washington, which h'ave recognized Japan's  subjugation of neutral Korea."  ;St Peter- burg, March, 2':���Discussing the attitude of'China, the.  '"Syiet" says: Russia considers  China-a-secref ally of Japan, ,and  "Mice "America and Great Britain,  she will do ever\ thing' possible ,to  injure Russia."      , " .  New York, 3rd:���A c-xble to   the  New York World says, the Vienna  Zeit published a St. Petersburg despatch stating, that the Czar himself  desires to go to the Far East, much  against General Kuropatkin's wishes.    The newspaper saws this statement is  confirmed  by  an   exalted  military    authority,   who  declares  the Emperor-is  anxious  to  maintain the fighting .traditions  of his  ancestors and convinced of his own  military ability.    He besides desires by,his presence to encourage his  troops and check any dissension  a-  niong his chief officers.  Chefoo, 3rd:���Japanese infantry,  occupying. Ping Yang, midway between Sioul and the Yalu River, on  Sunday met a body of Russian Cavalry Scouts north of Ping Yang and  drove them back. It is estimated  60,000 Japanese troops ha-.e landed  at Chemulpo. The transports now  are not escorted by warships.,, The  Japanese who manned the merchant  vessels sunk at Port* Arthur,  on landing here, shaved, their heads  as a mark of the disgrace they felt  at their failure in the project. The  cicw of the Jinseu Maru wiote their  names on tlie foremast and the flag  which remained Above water when  the ship went down.  London 3:���A rumor is being circulated iu the lobby of the House  of Commons this afternoon, that  Port Arthur has fallen. The origin could not be traced, and no  confirmation whatever is obtainable  \iew of the certainty'-uow that the  Russians are bottled up and.fieet  absolutely helpless. ' "  New York,   3rd:���The  position  of the  .Russians at   Port  Arthur,  sa\s a Berlin cable, is described by  the  St. . Petersburg   conespendent  of the Schleisiche Zeitung as  most  despcr*it'\     The    damaged 'battle-,'  ship Retvizan, he states, completely-  blocks the narrow entrance of the "  harbor against the other battleship** ���)  of the Russian fleet..   She can n'ei;  ther be -repaired   nor moved.    A13  the other 'battleships   now in the  h.irb'oraie accordingly landh'cked.  .Reports r-eceivedberc;; says a. cable from, St. Petersburg; from "the  Russian troops along the route to  Harbin, show a most disheartening;   ,  condition of affairs, disease  among  the soldiers being rampant and  of  several types.    -A  fierce smallpox  epidemic is raging throughout, east  Sibcria.and has now spread  among  the Rusj-ian  regiments.     Pneumo- ���  nia ai.d.bioiichitis are alsoclairaine:  many, and   alieady   thousands   of ,  men have been roidered   unfit, for  service bv   frostbite./ Intense  cold  more than usual is being expeiicn- -  ced and blizzards are frequent.  Lai Yan-j. Manchuria,, 3:���The  Japanese have occupied' Ichio Yang   .  in Korea and are noy fortifying the  town;   This was the objective point  of Russian   General  Mishtohenko,  who with    Mounted    Cossacks, as '  announced yesterday, had  reached  Kasanaja, Korea  and  expected  to  arrive at Ichio Yang yesterday with  the detachment of Russian" troops    '-  in the neighborhood.of Ichio -Yang* -  The Koreans are averse  to  giviug-  Russians information regarding the    -  movements of thc Japanese.  Chinese troops around Liao Che  are being re-inforced. .The Chinese -  Commander-in-Chief has ten thousand troops very near Junipiu .Fu,  while fifteen thousand men are with  General Ma. Fresh troops are ar-,  riving in the Province of Chi Li.  Paris, ist.-r-The Echo de Paris  confirms the reptrt that the Russian squadron under Admiral Wi-  renius, [which was last reported in  the Red Sea] is returning to Mibau,  Courland, and says it will remain  in the Baltic until June.  The Bourse Gazette urges the  government to issue patriotic  stamps, the proceeds of which shall  go to strengthen the navy. All  parcels to carry an extra Kopek  stamp, which will bring in $3,500.  000. Tradesmen also invited to affix a Kopek stamp on every purchase. Other independent contributions for the navy were expected  to yield $15,000,000.  The.Tokio Covcrnment has instructed the local authorities to extend special protection and facilities to the Russian Consul at Fusan  in Korea, who is to reaeh Moji.  Japan and proceed thence to Nagasaki, wheiice he will start for homo.  7 XX4  .!  vssnomzmxm  MriBBIIMMwaiamUlBM  ���r*^?TRi<!a'��e;'j.vyvx3.r*rH&X3t>t2sryVc1f,''Kk': .  ' "-Cp-T- *T   |e',3~V��^-V The ."Aii-u-'icau" xava^ou.  M  jy  Brand on, Manitoba, Oct. 10.  I found the big man who boarded lkv  [-train at Regiun was inclined to bo communicative, and ci= we thundered oast-  Iward through tho night the hard wnti  of the colonist (sirs discouraged sleep.  .Wo wore both going a "short" journey  ���oirily���soma 4G0'miica���'to Brandon, ia  Manitoba., bufc~Thad found tlio elwpoT  j-full, and my companion s.tid-he "couldn't  jjjtaind being stuffed up iu those cits."  kAs my cigar case grow rapidly -lighter,  me oommeiitcdi cm[WuutJca>lly on a paiw>-  [igrapla I pointed 'him out in sun English  pewspancr. -  "Say/' said he, "just you write1 ita*  Whap and toll him W's away off aho-M*  WW Went becoming 'Amorica.n-izod'; 1  taieaa ho doosnM) know .what .a ' ried  ^���qporiotut' is."  ^But they have been coming in ty  (-"fctw-uui-js this year," I objected.  - ���'''Not 'Americans'," said my companion.  "Up along tlie Prince Albert Railway;  ^���iSwne I come from, 4Jhero have beeiu over  pt thousand families settled this year in  Sip district I know of, and though tliey  1 come from   'America',   tJicy  aro no  JMo-re 'Afnericans' th-a-n I am."  ���   I looked  puzzled.    "What  are   tliey  *tnm?"  'JXhley are aM Geirmans," said my  -feifad, "and It's ns reason-able to say  j*h'*t Manitoba jv becoming RusslanizctS  fky tho Doukhobors, <i* to say th��s��e' men  mwi ^Americanizing-' the North-West. A  ffktimem. Ss a. German, just' as a IVanch-1  taftn i* a IVenebmam, the world over,  Vhf-ther he's tn. Quebec or Paris, Chicago  W Berlin; ibut he will maize a goiod  CtaWadfom just -the samte for *Ms -Western  '-������WUibry, if he gets the chance.  "Why," hie continued vettemetttiy, "we  lUMr* no time to fool with.that sotit ol  4M&pg 'when there is all tfliis t'o- settle  ��g?'-���artd he waved his hoard, towards the  Siatfcn!ess���-"what we waait aire good sefc-  A&Vtt, aaid we don't oare a daim if tftuey  )utto from. Iceland or 'America.';, Germany  -*tr Soortdinavia. Their children) will be  ^rafct I am, a Canadian heart ��md soul;  ifcift if Canada is -ovesr to amount to auy-  tthJng, -we must have thc people here to  Vepretop her. The true ���Americans' of thc  {States ore tlie English-speaking people  ' fyou don't hcaT of Germau-Aanericarts,  ������r1 Italian-Americans, or lY-ench-Ametri-  maa owe' there."  "No," I retorted, "but jmi hear ��  .good detol of French-Canadians on this  irtkf of the line."  "I heard a- good deal about Scotsmen  fWlien I .was over in Great Britain," was  TOie reply. ''Proncdi-lOanadj-aiis aoro ay  JmjmSi a people as they aTe, or aa ii��  M&utchmen of South Africa aTe. If ,'-  MWtouaamd Gen-mans had settled in tin  lUioWth-Wcs* a 'hundred and fifty 'yea.r-  Rgo,, there would be G^rman-Canadianf  jUjjji-te fc3s��. But they didn't, and tlie world  \mavem too fast for" that now. I gues-  aae about as many different 'peo-  B* ��r Uattons in it as there ia room  Langtry & King Edward.  In commenting on that interesting and  now historical episode in which she was  said   to   have   playfully   sent   (i   lump  of   ica   tobogganing   down   the   spinal  oolumn   of   the   pvesont   "Edward   ilex,  Lily   Langtry   said    to   Aoton   Davies  the    other   day:    "There   is   J'-o    reason in the world why  I shouldn't tell  Aho truth about  Uiat little matter, for  tlw very good reason that it never occurred.   VvHien the King, Uien Ihc Prince  of Wales, heard the story, he asked me  if I knew how on eorUi it could Iiav��  been started.   Of course I couldn't. However,   my   old   friend,   Mra.   CornwaUia-  West, finally solved the' mystery of how  the story started, and her explanation,  though, a Teiy weak one I admit, is fcb��  <w��ly peg on which any of us have been  *blo to lining this ��torv.    An informai  dinner was given one night ab Which Mr.  and   Mrs.   Cornwall is-West and  jnysell  were guests.   The Prince of Wales woa  ���wt present.   It was �� very jolly littta  pantjr; we all knew each otlier T��ry vreAi,  and  ��T��yone  was  having a beowttfui  itime, -witili the exception of Mr. Corn-  w��Ui��-West, who was tired and wantftS  too- g�� home.   Several times h�� asked hi��  -wlf* to make * start, but she waa en-  joyintf herself ��<nd refused point blank,  ���finally, ha   beoa.m��    quite    ��mgry  ami  -beggtsd her *�� start.   Tht icee wwre stiB  on th�� table, and, talcing m spoonful tS  hem,   Mrs.   Cornwall is-West   i*ugl>inigl,y  eHpoe*i ft under lier husband',!    collar,  witii the remark: "Hie-re, my dear boy,  tSiat will cool you off for a few mo-  monfs.'  -Tiii3 story, nmst have been re-  peaitixl by some, of the guests, and cn-  Ia.rgcd  upon until  it w��3 landed'-" upon  his- Eoyai Highness and myself.   That, I  assure you, is all I -know about the nwt-  -taw. "Even ,my enemies must admit tha*  I 'ho.Te'aiways been noted for gentle man-  ners, and 'Uiat I or any other woman  would'cver ha.ve dared take sudli * iib-  ertT* wMi the prince is too ridiculous.  Hia Boyai IGtrhness was charming/ and  most gaod-nabured about the whole matter.    In- fact,  onily-this past summer,  when the, King was talking to mc at  liewmarket   about   my   lost   American  tour, he remarked, with a twinkle in his ]  eyes:   'I suppose they  are still  telling J  JLitUc-.li-'iiijfer-Crooiiinfi-  Xitttle-flnger-crooking is   the  outward i  and risible sigrn of an ostentatious soul.  The lines ofa palm may be uncertain  and misleading, but the crook of a little  finger is a positive indication of the na^  ture of its owner.  And, first, it 'uenole.1 deceitfulness.  Tlio crooked little finger ia more often  seen on women than men, and this ia  because a larger proportion of the fair  fceac ha.ve deceitful natures.  The woman, then, who raises her tow-  cup with what ��he believes to be an elegant ourre of hor little finger, is trying  to improsa those who see lier with tlie  i&B* that hoes is a refined and oultured  nature- But the deceit is proved by the  fact that* this same woman seldom  crooks her little finder-in tho privacy of  her own room. Thts, therefore, proves  thai the crooking is not the natural result of refinement and culture, but a  ep��oiou9 and flimsy pretonso. Why i*  is accepted among those of the cult as a  Bgw (k -rood birth and breeding is a  myiiery tndetd; for it has never yeA  been observed among the truly naristo-  crarUe. Bat it is so accepted, and it  standii far veneering- ot all sorts.  If ��. wotaftn ia net quite sure ot lie*  poaitttn, her gown or Her -pronunciation,  riid ���rooks her little finger as she raise*  her bediamonded lorgnetitc, Mid fondly  fancfos all her shtrtcomiugs are oftif  looked.  As a rule^ the litUe-finger-eriMtkers are  of thooo who sadly aJbuse tlte wori "iwt-  isrtia" To them, anything binorro o��  csttiotlc ia "artistic" A t-nrnt4eo.thea  photograph frame, ���> dr��pod bahme/t or o  Neglect a cough and contract7  ' consumption.'  -Shiloh1  tare  .The Lung  ' Tonic  cures consumption, but don't  leave it too .long. Try it now.  Your money back if it doesn't  benefit you..  Prlcos:  25c 50c. SI  S. C. Wbh.3 & Co.   801  LeRoy, N. Y.. Toronto, Can!  The Heart of The Opal.    <ri  Now that epals hare been restored to  favor,, and it i* understood that instead  of beiBg omens of ill-fortune they ar��  ��eally "tacky stones,*' it ia easy to ttsi-  tferstand why aapernabural ageaJdes liaro  keen ascribed, .to the 'fascinating gem,  and it may be of interest to learn something of how to best prescrro Its brilliancy and beauty.  There ia probably no other stono oo  Mscep-iible to outside influence* &��� mi  opal. The atone ia soft, aompared wtUi  Other gixDM, aad the flaahiag of its colors  in duo -to .tho reifmction of light o*x tho,  tixty Bcalea and ivlmost'invisiWe flasuren  within tho aboae, which not like a prism,  dividing tho li/^ht and throwing out all  tbo rarylug hues of the rainbow.'-  Tlwpl*y ol ootor is constantly chnns-  Htg.   Zhilneaa aa4 brilliancy succeed eaA  which deals with the career of the lato  judtje, reproduces many of hi�� pungenb  sayings, and they stand the test rcm.irk-  ably well. Tlie following will show that  the old Scotsman, who was accustomed ,  to hit straight-from the shoulder, oould'  also stand bcin"- liit back:  On ono occasion an advocate with a,  board and moustache (which ��� lie then'  hated) appeared before him. "How eaa  1 hear you, sir, if you cover up youlr  muzzle like'a terrier dog?" he asked1.'  "Well,' I had rather bo an English te��-'  rior than a Scotch oar." wao the -reply..,  .The commissioner chuckled, and oiei<uy  remarked, "Get on."    ��� ��� '!  The commissioner's pet theoiy agju'ns*'  giving credit onoo fumirfied ocaaaion fo)r,  a most amusing incidenL One day r.  wlaiatiiT was seeking to roooTer ��13 ocUL'  for milk supplied. The ooaiBiission^^  s��id to a miuanan, "I though ewryoa  paid for hia ponnyworth of milk %aa,  jay as it wiu deUrer^." l*Iaintifft "OS  bo, they don't, your honor. I serve yowl  iioner's kouse with milk; and ttay hatrto'  'not paid mo for two months." Tlieco4-'  iriia-jiimer: "Ah, woll, you'll not aupplfe1  mo any more; you will be Watering iny1  luiiflc to make up for Wkis ��1�� you' aro-1'  i^oinj; to lose;" '  .        ���--t , u- wtme witk tbo regularity of atmospheiia  Sa��dad burlap is ewtbusiasticutiy dubbed Tariatlono, moderate .warmth baring a  with the poor, overworlcod adjc��*lre.' '-fOUiaot  lumlnniing  effect;  while' much  And then, with s smile of superiority beaA ia eapabla of rdbbing thostono ot  iboy enrve their Utile ��� finpors and sif ail .its, l>eauty by drying  tho moisture  too with the air of a connoisseur. oontained in tlie minute cello.  Deep and careful research has failed to It ia a curious fact, too, that there ore  discover tho origin of the crooking  hoibit. The only possible presumption U  that it is a,relic of barbarism, and that  there was a time when only the great  had cups to drink from. These fe<w, bo-  protect themselvea from their envious  and covetous brethren, stuck out their  little fingers to~ ward off" possible as-  ���aulta upon their porcelain property.  Bo that as it may, the crooking of th��  <fcrt lump of ice story on us in America,''     �� "����'�� *"S:        croo^!nS5 ���>  and I answered,  'Yes, and  I'm  ��vfraid    �����*"�� ^ttie fl.ngMT ��pparcntly  stand*  their, time 'prancing about like' m-arieni'  timo.'"  Kill or Cure.  .&  | 'A groat number of tlhe 'Americans'  ��� .etjbtling in .the Nontfh-Wesft, are Bng-liah-  itgioakihg*," I remarked.       *      ';  ^Wlhy  shouldn't th'ey miulce na good  OanadiainB as the    British    settlers in  ���Ameriea' have made good 'Aaneriaaais'f''  te asked.    "The a-ank and file of tlhc  -working world are not concerned witl.  Jbrbarnational    politics,   ahd   aanbitiout  .���Sdhemes of that soilt.   They read about  ("Hitem JLn the papers and .thiettii Kglht th'e  If4re with 'tlliem.   When a mail has- gjolt: to  itfttre on getting a living off 100 acwes  |<M -virgin prairie, he's too tired of na^hti1  jtfli- trouble olbowt ldng-s or .pnesidenits or"  jijimpeixxrs, awid wlien, ihe's oau -veJwsti and  l*ttiA living la coming pretty easily he'll  WUrraih on the 4bh of July, ajid dhe<-r on  (Wbeart Edward's birthday ju^fc as hard  iflle don'it care a fig  for most  of tihi  BWetty little dddtinofions of race' and na-  J��0!naltty that you  think so, much of-  'Kttt ho will admit -that our land laws and  Segal  administration  in   this  Canadian  gfonbh-West arc beitter t'ha,n those of tins  vStstto he came from.   And Oie makes th��  KMJftt (settler we havo ever had- in the  ttToarth-iWest, -for ho knows the game from  j"the attaint, and no matter what 'happens,  flpiou can't Stick him anywhere."  ^-������Then you   really    Approve   of    the  JtAmterican invasion'*?" I ^-ikcd.  |   '*yiei3, sir, or any cUber iiiiyasion of as  good mon.   Tliey "aro worth a shipload  Srf   greasy   Poles,   and   don't   cost   any  money to settle either; it's -the Northern  "vEJuropoainB we want."  I '"What oatloaiality-was your fatlierT"  I tusked.  ( . IHis blu�� eyes and fair hair told me he-  wore he answered: "'My faibher was a  "Norwegian sailor, who settled in Nova  fSootla fifty years ago, and if'I can give,  jjft -lift to a Norwegian, you bet I always do it. If I had my way, I'd Scan-  ainavianiae tlio NoW.i-WestV'  ;: A-ad he lauglrc'd merrily aa he lit thle  cud of another cigar.  H. T. Muiin, in London "OiiUook."  A affront time a^o a veterinary''sur-  geoa summoned, a man to the Winkle-  town Oounfcy Court for two guineas for  attendance on a dog, reports an English  paper. ' t  He swore that 'he .had been called in  and found 'the dog sufi'ering, from distemper, .and -that he had paid so" many  visits and had supplied such and such  medicines, foi- which he claimed. two  pounds two shillings as per' agreement.  Then came ,the defendant's" turn.  - "You say 'that I agreed;to pay, you  two guineas?" questioned the defendant.  "Certainly you did!" replied the plaintiff.  "Do you remember wliat our,araange-  merefc was?"  "Perfectly."  ."Didn't I say that I was afraid of you  running up a long bill, but tliat if you  would agree to take two quid, 'kill or  cure/^you might have the" case!"  "Qniitc right; and I said that if yo��  would make it guineas I would take it  on," answered the plaintiff, with a gleam  "of triumph.  "Well, now, on your oath, .did you kill  my dog?" demanded the defendant, with  a sudden energy that woke up the judge  and made tilie usher-jump again.  "Certainly   not,"   replied   the    other, :  with a bluster that -was'perhaps justifiable in the circumstances.  ' "Awl you didn't cure him, cos he'o  dead; and as 1 promised to pay, and you  agreed to accept, two guineas, 'kill or  cure,' and 'you haven't done either, I  wonder how you've got the nerve to ask  for the money even, iet alone bring'ino  heTe."     . ,  At this point the learned judge intervened, and the case was remanded fox  further consideration.   '  lor a buffer against the assaults upon! a  fragile and easily dOMolished refinement*  ~'^Casmopoiltaa."  Hia Demand.  "What more can you ask?" ���  , s  It was in the prwate office of one of  America's greatest .magmufcea. That gM*  ���leman sat twirling uneasily in hia chatty  while his sole auditor gazed indifferently  'tiurotigh the window as he slowly ahooar  Uoheod.  '*Let a* recapitulate,'* said the magt  note, "and perhaps, my Lord Duke, you  will Teeonsider your decision. Yo<u?wiOB  to marry my daughter. In return for  ihfb���in return for 'the prferilo-je' oi  tmfttog her'with one of tho fiowera ot  England's nobility, namely, yourself���I  offer you 400 shares in the stock *f th��  Amalgamated' Oan Opener Compuay, paf  value $100; 2,000 shares ot tho Gold  Hinge Power, par $1000; 100 bands in  4ho Compressed Leaves Limited,- and ��  -Controlling interest in the -Fish Scale In*  AernatioBfii. Just think of it I Can il  be possible, with this princely offer be<  fore you, that yon absolutely refuse to  marry my daughterf  The Duke arose and turned .toward th��  door.  "Yes, I refuse," h�� said, cruelly.  The desperate magnate strode aftes  Obim.  "What wall you consider?" ho asked1  anxiously.  Tho Itoke looked back.  "It is absolutely necessary," ho ��dd,  "thai I have a hundred dollars in cash." -  Tnpora emitted from tho human body In  certain dlaeaoed conditions that are capable of rendering the stone dull and  opaque. And the fading of life and fortune and tlie fading of the.opal may be  simultaneous, bub the stone is. the inno-  ,eent victim of tho condition of tho wearer, not the cause of the disaster. Sir  Walter Scobtv in his "Anne ��f Gerer-  Wtein" distorts the properties of the opal  to heighten the uncanny element in his  story, and to carry out this plot makes  use of the supernatural.  ��� To this story may be traced that "uncomfortable , feeling", about an opal  which people, not at all superstitious in  ottier matters, cannot seem to shake off.  if a man or a woman attempts to wear  one, friends and ^acquaintances continually bring up "the old superstition, until  tlie uncanny stone sometimes ceases to  delight. But it is time this old superstition should be sent flying after the old  witch and her'-broomstick; for in the  old days th�� stone was highly prized as  an omen of good fortune.  Most of the finest opals come from  Hungary, but the principal vein has been  exhausted lately, so that the gerjj ja Ha  flneat Variety is exceedingly, rarekr���Son  Francisco "Bulletin."  "1 have Inhj-i wabohing "Botarm, and -JCj  think the boy) will make an artist."  "1/ ho toko* after his father fco can.  luu.i j 1m nui'tvh t-ownji nJI  riahij'  Anecdotal.  An Engagement Extraordinary.  According to t5ic Paris correspondent  of tho London "Telegraph," a determined  miitor recently found a new way of using the motor-car for matrimonial purposes. The object of his affection waa  willing to wed him, but her parents wero  obdurate, lie pretended 'to give up  hope, and to be reconciled to t-he idea of  ibemg mea-ely a friend of tlie family, and  he took out the girl -and her father for  Challenge the Judge.    *  TK�� Boohester "Post Express" think*  that tho Buffalo witness who explained  on tho stand the other day .that lie preferred not to tell the truth as it might j  militate against the success of his sidev'  was as frank as the old darkey who was  -put  upon  the witness  stand and. was  asked    whether  he would    understand  what would happen  if  he did not- tell  the truth. He replied: "I 'specs our sid'tt  win de case, sah."   It was a negro' of a j  similar type who was being tried on a  criminal charge, and during the prelim�� j  inary'part of the trial he had a .juroi"  challenged  on the ground of prejudice,  "Are there any more jurymen who have  a prejudice against you?" enquired his  counsel.   "No, sah," replied tho old man.  "de jury is all right now, but I sholy  *.-,_Jtj  LXVCP'S MISTAKE.'  Lever'9 Y-Z (Wise HeaC Disinfectant  .Soap Powder is better than other powders,  sis if is both soanniirl rli��-'^fertni:t.     ������*'���'  an automobile drive to Havre. At a j would like to challenge tlio judge."*-*  dangerous part of thc noad he suddenly Buffalo "Commercial."  put on full speed, und the car sprang  away a.c a terrific rate. The girl sat still  and showed no fear, 'but her terrified  father shouUhi to the man who wanted  to he his son-in-I.iw to stop. "Consent  ���to my marriage with your daughter"  was all the motorist replied. Still the  car -tore along, and if any obstacle had  appeared in the road at least three fa-  talifies would have occurred. "Stop!  We shall all be killed!" thc ginl's father  continued to civ. "Most certainly we  shall," said the determined young .man,  grimly: if you don't consent a.t once. I  am gni-i-.r (o scud the machine into the  ditch, .ii'd at thte rate Chat means quick  i'.p.-iH'." A-j he sp.jhc he imparled violent, lurches from --ide to side to tho  ��ii. "I consent!" rrispcd the now van-  tiuii'ied p<ircul. Immediately the cir  slowed down, and thc rest of the journey was done at a sleady touring pace.  Hut during the motor's previous mad  career a policeman had jotted down its  number. , \V"ncn the girl's father, to  whom tho'iiindiiira belongs, appeared in  court Io answer to the summons, his  future son-in-law accompanied him, and  looked exceedingly pleased with himself.'  When a line of sixteen francs was imposed the younger man said he would  pay it himself with pleasure. He confided to the magistrate that the day baa  been nanicd.  "Anthony Hope" on Marriaga.  Mr. Aathony Hope Hawkins, -who TTOI8  the sipeolal guest at a house dinmer of tlh��   , .A oca-tain railroad officer driving <nne  j Au'tfliors*  Club, referring  to hio recent   Jfay in a fairming country suddenly ro-  ; TnawauBige, said' that twelve moiubhsi before   ���oo-Ueotcd hia boyish fondness for butter-  toe became qualified to address tihem aa a'   Dallk. _ IMdontly,  however,  it was not  Benedict he wrote down liis imprefe-lonu'  ohurning-day in that locality, for he en-  of mabnimoTiy, Occupying, m 'h'e did, to   quired at Boveral houses without finding  use tllio historic phrase, "a position oi   a  housekeopeor   ablo  to supply  tho de-  greaitor freedom -and less responsibility,'*   J^re-I bovcrage.   With each repeated fail-  andhc-hopcdthtithis no doubt igaoKiWt   ttro his thirst increased; nothing but but-  but    highly     interesting     Jucubiratftins   tennllk, he was convinced,  would serve  would find a publisher wibhin the em��i*   fa allay that thirst, and buttermilk ho  dug vr-ar.    It was motoricus 'tifoait novefo   in/tended to havo if ho were obliged to  i.-vt.s 'v. 1'i-tc much  better without expwri*   visit every farmhouse-dn that portion of  rich   ii.    Anyhow,   ho   .wti��   tho country.  - -- "��� �������* I At .last ihis,zeal -was rewarded. Ho  found his buttermilk���but lost his appe-  tifco at the same time.  "Yos," said tho farmeaJs wife, pouring  out, a generous cupful of a pale-green,  lukewaa-m, uninviting liquid, ''I guess I  can spare yooi a little, but I was saving  It for tho pig."���Carroll Watson Rankin,  A Scotch. Wit  in  en co  going ;i> i.ill the nove) "DoubleHataCTW,'  'Liti-ial.ire, he contiuued, did not fxi^S  for tiie .-.ike, of making money. "Mow?,  j vat- a. liy-jiriM.hict, but It Was a by-jM?"  duct which could easily be utilizwl. Bvea;  Mifiiigli a book wtin.good, it some.ti!.icuj*  l:i.si.--ted on muki'ng money.'-  Fiipper:   W'iiy  do���� h�� object  to, Ilia  ���wife going out ��lone in her motolr-car? .  ' Flapper':    Dct-.-;!*!-' 'he' c.vtft  see   haw  .one unmanag&iblc thing caa ananiage aai"  other. -.'..-  ���Not liiany jokes that arc made frwm  the bench would stand being retold,  much less printed. But with Commissioner Kerr it is different... .Mr. G. Titb:  _ a recent conversation* ���etweeoi  Motriot- Attorney Jerome ��n4 sover-A  M-mW- of the New York bar reforcne*  woo k*d to tlio oharn practices of a wr-  lUkia aotoriou-dy shirty politician of tlio  ��lty. "OrUlnly ho is nevor at t* loaa,"  uM Mr. Jerome. "Do you know, I really fceUemi that if that man were ��ost op  A "oarrto rook in mld-o��eani ho woulob  M��ko Mosey���if fckt*�� wero another onam.  on tho rock."  Tlio !*te Thomaa1 B.   Bccd'o portrait  wao painted by Sargent during the last  Sear of hi�� aervlcoo in Oongroso. When  . was brought to him.he looked at ��t  critically. He noted th�� protruding lii��,  the' faithful reproduction of hia florid  eompleison, oi kirn flabby oheeko, of 'hia  ponderous neck. His ej'-ea narrowed between' iho lids, *nd there maw a cold-  glint fai thorn. Th��B, purelng his ldpa  ��u�� was his woat, he is 6aid to h*ve re-  eurkedt "I hope that my deareot enemy  is oatisfied now."   '  ' Coagrassman Frank C. WoeUter say*  th*t once, whoa a party of ��xn<Qdate��  wore touring tho State of Maryland,  they stopped at the home of a farmer in  or* of The counties and found him not  at, home. Tliey, kowever, saw his wife,  and - one of the candidates said to hen  AMadaan,isywir husband a Democrat or  a Ropubttcaa?" "Well," sho replied, "I'll  tell yom about him. He goeo about a  good deal, and when ho is with Demo-'  cirats he is a Democrat; when he to'with  republican* he is a Republican; out  when he ia arwind hero ho io a darned  auisaace."  Richard ManefleJd has, like many other men, a host of enemies. One of theso  ���namies paid him a sincere compDimcnt  last year. 'Mr. 'Mansfield ,wa�� play in- 5 in  "Beaucake," aad the' enemy, a stage car-  ponter, peered at-.him from the wings of  a Cleveland theater, scornful a t first, but  gradually leso scornful. And, as 'tho  let went on, tho carpenter, though he  Imted the actor, became more and more  absorbed. He stood silent a nd rigid. Ho  warbched every gesture, he observed every  intonation^ of tlie star. And finally,  when the curtain fell, he exclaimed, with  flushed cheeks and  a little tremor  in  bis voice:  "D  him, that man could  act a gridiron!*  (Mr. Choate, the ambassador of the1  United States at London, tells a story of  & scolling-match that took place between  an (Englishman, a student of Oxford, and  tft Irishman, a student of Cambridge.  The Briton won handily. At no 'limo  was he In danger of defeat.'. Moreover,  In a spirit of lun and bravado, he had  stopped two or three times in his course,  and 'had bade the Irishman in the rear  Ho hurry up." After the race thc Irishman came in for a good deal of chaff, ia  view of the overwhelming defeat he hs.il  )mffered. But he merely shrugged his  ihouldetfs. 'IFaith," ho said, "if I had  bad ,the long rests that he took I could  Save beaten him easily."  Marcellus Hartley Dodge, who has  given $300,000 to Columbia University,  was president o'f the class of '93_. Ono  of his classmates said the other day  that Mr. Dodge had been a capable and  conscientious student. "I remember,  though," ho went on, "a day when, we  had a singularly hard recitation in geometry. Before a certain difficult proposition student after student waa  stumped. The instructor said to each  of them in turn: 'Very poor, indeed, sir.  Come and see me at the end "of bho  hour.* Finally this very difilcult proportion reached young Dodge. Ho roso,  bowed to tlie instructor and said grave-  (y: 'I will oomc and see you, bJt, at bho  end of the hour.'"  Shirt waists and dainty  linon are made, delightfully  clean  and fresh  with Sun  light Soap.  SB  J:  and Counscillor-at-Law, 50).  . EDWARD BLAND, ATTORNEY  Wayne County Savings Bank Building,-  34 Congress. street west, Detroit,  Mich.     Canadian'business solicited. 5��  ft  ~y  %9>&&&&$&$>w4>fr4-$>4><i> >��*"8"��-4-tf <* ^���^������������������������������������������������*  BY  LAUKA- JEAN   LIBBEY  <���  ��i>  ^Author of" The Crime of Hallow-E'en," f'The Flirta. ons  * a Beauty," "Willful Gaynell," " Little Leafy  ^   -      ' " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc.  ��� "That would be very appropriate  ���indeed, and with a. bunco of .white  heath or heliotrope on the broast,  "(wouli form so pleasing a picture  ibat the guests who saw you would  never  forget  the   lovely   apparition.'-'  "You sweet litJlo flatterer," exclaimed Loraine; "you will make me  exceedingly vain. You may go 'to  the old chest in my room and bring  tbo fichu��� we will loou nt tho effect  anyhow; the cheat is not locked."  Tho sweet odor of -May blossoms  stole in at tho open window. Tho yellow canary iu' its gilded cage coquetted with the i rfnihon breasted robin,  ���wayinfl to uju fro on tho budding  cedar boughs hard by, as if ((he cruol-  eit blow that could bo slrickon at a  human  heart was  not about  to "fall.  "I call that mj 'ciiri'iaity shop,'"  mid Loraino, gayly; "f have no idon  ��f tho contents of it; some day, Izetln",  you shall assort it�� contonts for > m*-;  pou will'find no end of-interesting,  wriR-o-brac; tho histories of many of  these souvenirs are wonderfully romantic; among the debris you will  pome across a bunch of fadod loi-get-  Oie-nots, to which is attached a card  with the initials II. H. Thc person  Whose name tbose initials reptcsont  Ms a beau of mine. You'look' surprised, Izetta," she added, .with a  lay laugh; "oh, I assure you I, was  suite a belle before I married; why,  the poor fellow .who sent those flow-  nrs quite refined to be comforted. We.  Bust him ab' oed; I would scarcely  have recognl d him he. was so changed, and - all - r ir lore of ine," sighed  Loraine, pityingly; "'twas said he lingered long over the wine-cup; I do  not know how true that was; though  fce was to accompany Ulmont and mc  fcn our return trip home, he failed  bo join us, and I afterward read in  Hoe papers that h.9 was dangerously  jvoundod in a. duel on the slippery Al-  fiine heights the evening, before we  eft. I never know if ho recovered,  although I have "repeatedly searched  the .foreign exchanges. You will find  among the rest a fadod lily; shall I,  toll you why I prize that a"bove all  also?" . .'. ' -,' ' * ���* -' - . -  "Yea," answered Izetta, taking tip  She lily which lay in a crimson velvet  tied.  "Because," whispered Loraine, with  ,1 faint flush, "I wore that twined iu .  ay fiafr on. the evening- Ulmont asked  sie to be his wife; he ,w&3 going abroad  Hi tlie m'avow.  " "Give me * that lily, Loraine,' he  laid, "and I ahail wuar it over my  keart; whenovor I gaza upon it , I  ihaAi remember my Loraine's ' golden  luris have rested against its while  >etals an<l tts goldou cup.' That is  Lhe reason that ladod f lovvor is .beyond '  til price to mo," she said, softly.  lAtlaat the -fichu was found. - ' As  faetta shook out its filmy folds, something dropped into her lap, hitting  the wedding'ring she woire��� with a  Sflear, musical oound. Carelessly sho  stretched torth her hands to clasp it.  Loraine never forgot the wild, terrified cry that broke from Izetta's  lips as she Held up at arm's length a  pear" portrait of a woman's faco up-  ��n the petal of a graceful lily, her  drooping curls wound round the stem  and mingling .with its gol   m calyx.  Ono sharp, jagged end  had' pierced,  hor tender Hand in falling,   tho   hand  which wore the marriage ring.  "My Husband painted that portrait,"  said Loraine, proudly.  "Alderic, -Alderic," moaned Izetta,  faintly; the next momsiut she lay . at  Loraine UiveisXord'a feet.    ,  Kind hands bore Izetta to hor  chamber, placing hea- on the couch beside .little Ulmont, who gazed In b.iby  wonder at the still, white face of hor  who was .wont to caress him.  Loraine toad loft the looin in charge  oif a nurse an hour before. And Llie  pood old nurso wondered why tho  dark eyes iboro suah an oppression" of'  agony in .their depths.  "Can I do anything for you, Mrs.  "Ross?" she inquired, and the answer  Bame in a   pitiful wail:  "Yes; leave mo alono; It fc. thc greatest kindness you can do me," aud thc  beautiful taoe was turned toward tho  wall.  Still the attendant was loth to  leave her alone; all the years of her  life she na<l been used to seeing sickness and sorrow, but she had never  Been such terrible woe in a human  face before. A budden fear cioonod  ber mind.  "if * 'cave you alone," she said,  "pi i. <���_ jne -you will do notbiiig rash.  I tlo not lenow whut great sorrow has  porno to you, but try to remember, tor  your baby's sake that you must bear  |ip bravely. Have you forgolii-n  grpur little baby in your sorrow, lady?"  ���:'. "No," 'exclaimed Izetta, "it -was , of  him X iwas thinking most; God     help  jaira; J snail go mad ix I think of my j ing hand have;struck  mat portrait! ' was she dreaming*  Ahl tlio lace of tho portrait, wlidre  had she seen ono like it? -  Merci'ul ifJcavon; it was the smiling  face-ot Loraine which sho had seen'in  the hand ar Aldorio, her husband;  which'Alderic, h��r Tiusband/had worn  m liis breast.  Izetta's -breath carae quiek- and hot;  tho blood leaped through hor ' veins  uko molten lbad; tho very aijr seemed  Metlmig with all- consuming * fire,  buttling her vary soul in its fiery, cal-  iron. ' ,"*y;  There oourd be no mistake;' Was nol  Sao very jagged eou-nor proof iiSsifivo?  Izetta Held tho portrait tightly clenched in her hand.when shw bad swooned, and they had , nol taken il frotn  her. ' "  She saw the 1��irtrait li.ko a mocking, Jeering falsehood coolly confronting her npon tho' table. Sho thought  ml that Jagged e<lge 'of pearl she bad  ��o_ carefully treasured. * i,    ,  M.n another instant she nci<> mom n>  her hand; would those rough edges  meet! God j)fty hor, in another instant she would know.   .   ���  ,   '       (     CHAPTER. -AX35II.  '   ,    , '"Which .Was, His'Wife!   -  Hoping almost.against hope, Izetta  caught up the portrait. ,  Ob, crudest- "elf .cruel ,evidence,  the -jagged edges fitted each other  exactly; this was fno dream, but a  terrible reality forced upon her.  The face,, tho form, the voice of Ulmont Uivcstord w-vre- so "like Alderic,  the bus-band who had abandoned hor  to the,cold mercies of the pitiless  world, the liusband who had cast her  adrift, with a smile on his lips and  the blackest ol falsehoods ' in his  heart. IThe very breeze seemed whispering the startling thought.  Ulmont CTIvesiord and Alderic, .her  husband could not bo one- and the  same. , - - . -" "  "This one has fair hair; Alderic's  was daTE," she cried; "and brother or  other kindied he had none; he was  the last oi his Tace."        '   "   -   _    "-  The rery enormity of, the terrible  discovery which was dawping (upon  her almost drove bsr ma'd.  "If Loraine's "husband was Alderic,"  'did he not know, her7 ��� If he was her  husband, how could be^be tho ' husband of Loraine?- - ���' .* ��� , <���. .  ' "If this is Alderic," she cried," "great  Heaven! winch of'us  is his wife?"  The.low'breathing of little Ulmont  aroused her; tho thought, of the baby  was the-keenest thrust: of all.      ,'  "For tea by's sake," she whisp^Ted, "I  must probe this-mystary lo the very  bottom.       "  .,, Izetta drew herself up proudly to  her lull height; she forgot the wild,  passionate love she had borne her hus- ���  band in the face of the. foul wrong  that had been dona tho deserted wife.  "This cannot be,Alderic," sho wailed, "'"tho husbands of another ��� for  am .not r his wife before God and  man? The very heaven that bends  above us, and the'listening angels can  bear witness to my marriage I would  have flung myself -into the stormy  ocean before 1 would 'have bent myself to even' a shadow of wrong in '  thought or action. I havo always  held my honor stainless. I shall not  believe it sullied ,now. Heaven could  not have heen so cruel. _'.I could not  hope to meet my a'ngel mother above  Iff a   stain lay on my, soul.','.  >A great torrent of tears welled     up '  from  the <liurl�� eyes,   bringing rro  relief. . '- I  ���She  flung   "herself    down  on    ;/:io  couch,  her 'o(ng,    dark  hair    falling  around- her lllie a   veil, moaning, out:  "Alderic, Alderic! oh,      cruel    love  Glad of escaping lu ik . una i uuui  again, Izotta conseulod lo rust. Sho  wanted  time   to   IM/ilc.  '  "I will tako my child away' at  onco," sho said, bitterly. "lie shall  never again look upon the face of the  child he h.u3 so cruelly wronged."  jLlow  his  words   taunted  hci\  "1 should not like to p.irt with th?  little child," he Iwd said, "indeed;, '1,  think faim the liaudsonne&t iittio Icllow*  I  have ever scon." ,  She concluded ,to take little Ulmont  to blind Marguiretic's coctago that  vory night; then she would come b.ick  aad, confront her  guilty -husband./"-  A terrible idea "occurred  to her  ijT  her . bewilderment  and  agony; <��� ' shi  was     rendered     desperate    by     Hit  thought of tho cruel wiongs that Ltat  been done her.  "Heaven ,ftelp me I" she cried ,oui  bitterly. "Whatever happens, I cannot hold myself accountable for 'no  uotiouG; toy very sui'foi ings cry'oui  to heaven for  vengeance!"  act  '. A  -be  .kind  and  gentle   toward, her 'should  -turn "from her in-.horror and amazc-  'meut ot  the-accusations she - would  fcriag against her, husband's :honor. '  "No, no, not yet," Izetta told .Bier-,  self; "she must tljink first * what  would be best."       , r .   ,  \k sudden thought occurred to her;  she would speak to' Loraine about  her husband's hair; the suspense of.  the ten iblo "mystery was killing her.  "Did you tell mc, Mrs. Ulvesford,  your husband painted that portrait?"  asked Izetta, pointing toward tho table on which it lay.        -   / -      '.  ,  "Yes," answered Loraine, always  pleased to speak "oi her husband. "He  painted it while bo was abroad in Italy, I believe, and quite from memory, too." v  -  There was no mistaking the' ' face;  any ono could see Loraino was , certainly the original.  "How strange lit seems, Mrs. Ulvesford," said Izetta, in a low , voice,  striving to appear calm, "that you  should have preferred a ���a husband  .with fair hair so like your own."  Loraino laughed a little, jolly"  laugh, replying: '  "That is quite the amusing part of  our romance. I alway-, tell Ulmont  I could never have fallen in love with  a  fair-haii ed  suitor.   Why,  when  wo   , ���  ������,      ���_������.    ��.,...,    *were  first    engaged,   his  hair      was  better JT had died in infancy upon my    brown,  a   dark,   glossy,  nut-brown.';  IX she could on'iy settle the question of tho fair hair to bor satisfaction, she would go forth- with her  child upon her aim and confront him,  fliragmg out 'her wrongs that the  whole wide world might know, crying  out:  "Sas I this Li thc man. who married-me but to'forsake-m'e in my  greatest need���and, lo ! I ; find him  iho husband  of another 1" ' .    .'  Ah, thin was why each caress' he  had given ��� Loraine entered her heart  like a   dagger thrust.  Sho rcinembeioil, with a burning  flush, how he had prcosod liis false,  fair, smiling lips to Loraine's, but yes-  ter-xioon at parting, while she, his  wife, stood by.  She had heard of the daring treachery of men, but_ tbLi exceeded her  wildest imaginathm, all other crimes  paled  before  thia. '  Izetta kjnew Loraino would soon  co-mo,.or send to sot; if she were better.    ,  "She would never be bettor now,"  she told Iwr.soif, "until sho died."     ' CHiMTIISll XXXfll.  Hew could sho look into Loraine's    k For   lier   Child's  Salt-f  lair faco, knowi'ig six: had stolon hor (Had it not boon for hor child, Iz  husband's lovo from her, tho lo-; otta would havo crept silently awaj  which had botm "nor very llfci from  tbo  homo   which  should  ( Iwve  God help thaw two fair proud boon bcrs aud little Ulmont's in the  women; 'twas hard to judge between    dead of night. , '  them; -vho could toll which breaat ."For my child's sako I must  would foul the. doadly arrow's* stroke differently," she told herself  the keener? ,-, strong fear  was  upon her (that  If this indeed by Alderic, Izetta ��i��ht attompt'to keep her child  could but pity poor, decr-ivod Loraino; Nol sho must guard ag.iinst that,  she had not forgotten that 'twas sho *t all events. She would take , the  who sheltered her that night from ohiid at once to Silvea-'nook. - Slie  tho pitiless. storm. Sho wished de- hastily wrapped a thick, dark shawl  routly sho had perished out in the around him and bore him from the  cold and the snow. "   roo"m. . ,. ,  At that moment she heard Loraine's If she met any one, she could say  step in the corridor; she knew full ��*e'was taking baby for an airing in"  well the dainty tapping of tho lit tlo ��h�� grounds. . No one would question  slippered feet. -.        'fco* eaccept -Loraine;   she  must     cei-  **May   I .oarmcin,  Izotta,  pleasef"    taiaiy a*void meeting her. ,  "Yea,"  answered   Izetta,     and   sho     ' IxetU ' took   ,thc   path   that      led  was startled at  the hoarseness   and    hy.th��    carriage-  diivo.   She  would  iaollcwness of ber own voico.  . eertainly, meet    no  one  there,     she  Loraine tripped lightly   across  tho'   t��ld herself. ..   ,   *>    , ",  room to where she, sat; the very , , Sho had scarcely proceeded a doz-  room'seemed blighter for bor pres- ���� rods ere sho oaune'(face-to'face  eace there.       -'.      \ - " with 'Mrs. Lorrimer,' who was leisure-  "You are batter this morning, 'are ly driving her pony- phaeton along  you not, Izetta?     I had hardly     ex-    the highway.  -peoted to find you up and dressed m A dark frown crossed the . lady's  early." ,,  , faco as  her    glance    fell upon    the  Loraine drew pav*. mm ��. nanira ohild;ehe inclined her 'stately head  ��ry , ot the white, haggard faco ' ia' a "Cold formal bow in Izetta's di-  xaasod up  to  bar  own. ,,     -        reotion, * touched    her ' pony - lightly  '   Izetta* did not tell her she had not    with her whip, and was soon, lost to  .laid fceT .weary head upon' the pillow    sight beyond -the  lime  trees.  alL the long  night  through. . .   ,     Izetta'    tremblingly    clasped  little  ��� "I was frightened ��� about you   -last ' Ulmont closer to her-breast, speeding  , night; but  I am still more (frightened   .quiokly onward. i   .   '  "r about you ' its morning. All tho bloom ,    She was greatly' fatiguod when she  ' jha's left your  face; you look  like   a   'reached Silvernook, which was about  ]rose suddenlyr withered  by an unex- ���'���dusk; and her  arms ached-with IU1-,  "jpeeted frost.'     If you have a   secret    mont's weight.  Sorrow, Izetta, tell me, "could I light- It had boan long months since she  en it in any4 way for you?" '       i had trodden those grassy lanes; how  |A sudden impulse .seized ilzelta to, much suffering she'_ had passed'  .unburden the  terrible secret  to Lo- , through, since then?,*     " *  '. *'  ���raine, hut.;it was instantly abandon- j, "j.zetta crepe ^Zwj u.v >���"������<> ��>�����,��  ed. She cbuld'not bear that the fair,/that* led to the flute���maker's'door. A  faoo of the only, being who had been    cheerful," hoane-liko  picture. met  her"  When Your Heart Civea  ., Warning1 of Distress,  Don't Neglect St.    ',  5%  Agsiew?s  -gaze. -   ���      ,-������  ,t Marguifette-sat at the-, spinning-  wheel and Abel sat near her, puffi-  ���ing great wreaths of smoke from his  stumpy pipe. Her keen-ear had 'detected cautious, approaching foot-  rtepst ,  "There Is' some ' one ' at the door,  Abel," she said; "see who it is."  ,Izetta -stole softly in, as Amy had  done��� the poor, Amy, whom' the  blind, patient mother so sadly mourned.  "Mrs. Moore," sho said, softly, "I  have come, back to you, but I am  not alono. I have brought'my little  child." -~* -*     ��� v  Izetta-never forgot the cheery welcome she received, at. that humwle  Cottage, a   welcome" that' 'came from  fop the   Heart Is  guaranteed  to rfvo  relief in thirty- minutes, and in a short  Eeriod. so strengthen 'and restore thq  eart to perfect action that the entirq  body feels rejuvenated. An ideal rem< i 'L,  edy for Nervousness, Sleeplessness, *  Neuralgia, Hot Flashes, Sick Head-- !**  ��che, Mental Despondency and all-other (  ailments resulting from impoverished [  herves through lack of- blood. The Rev.-,  Father Lord Sr., of Montreal, Canada, ,|  says: "I had been a sufferer for 20 years j  with organic heart disease, and used a'I  dumber of remedies, both in France andlj  America, but could not even obtain j  temporary relief. I tried Dr. Agnew'f ]  Cure for the Heart, and was indeed f  Surprised at the immediate relief I ob- l^t  taincd. 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' , .lj  A T0TTERIN0  Weak   and   Shattered  Nerves   Are   Rapidly  Restored to Health.  1  III  1  icao Nervine.  Three.out of every four people whi4  suffer from chrome, and 7 incurable!  diseases do so because of a disordered!  nervous system. ' The Great South f  American Nerve Tonic���not a medi7|  cine, but a physiological nerve food-^ql  restores vigor to the nerves and recon-1  fitructs the worn-out tissues. Cures Lost*  Appetite, Loss of Flesh, Headache, Pal-S  pi ration of the Heart, General Debility, |  Liver and Kidney Disease, Colds and!  Coughs,_ Nervous Prostration and alljj;  other diseases of the nervous system.!  A. W. Stephens, a prominent businessf  man of Strathaven, Ont., writes asfol-f*|  lows: "I was a total nervous wreck. Ia  'almost despaired of ever recovering my'J  health, until I followed a friend's advicerf  and tried The^Great South American f  Nervine , Tonic.     In    a miraculously 0  the very depths of their hearts, and,    Short time, I was entirely well." gj  like a   weary  child,  she sobbed   out . A Sallow, Muddy Complexion. '      A  her sorrows on faithful Marguiretic's ,     I{ your kidneys are not in proper C0Q. tf  h'����i^ + ^XtllAr r, a   - V '   '    , ' aition- y��ur skin wil1 soon tell the tale. If  She .told her of her wanderings and. South American Pudney Cure restores!  of her persecution; how she had lost- normal^ 1th rnnH,"tion HM�� th^^.-n"'!  her way in  the terrible storm  whilo  "* " "        ' JMo^SSlf   ���  il  "We used to  think'she  was a lazyijj  girl."  fnother.'s hreast than h've  "io    eu-Xfer  this!"    '. ������      .-  All 'the fonig summer* night Izetta  paced the Iloor, love, "horror, and' bitterest, despair struggling in her heart  Cw supa-eiDaoy.* Scenes 'such as 'that  havo ma.de gentle, loving woman, the  bitu-rest, most revengeful of foeo.  "���Hell hath no  soorned."-  iviy    like a    woman  It waB strange hor overcharged  young-iieart did not burst then -and  there. How strange life should cling  to her bo tenaciously, when 6..a wanted <>o xnucA to die; sho told huiauli" she  had n<*t strength to live.  'My poor iittio Ulmont," she said, ��.  'laying her hot cheek against baby's; |M|lj  - 'tis well you are a boy; I could  not havo left an innocent little girl to  have been thrown out on the Lnercies  of relentless fate. Which would have  6cen the worst crime, 'to have taken  her with me in her innocent, spotlesa  babyhood, or to havo realized -she  would he buffeted.about by adversity;  and, if. too'weak, to cling to lif<- and  hope,  would hot  some  loraine did not notice that the  white, drooping face turned away  from  her was pale as death.  "I havo a pretty portrait of my  husband, the way he used to look;  it is quite amusing to see the two  pictures together, curiously alike,  and yet so unlike. Come to my room,  yon shall see them." ,|  Izetta followed her, like one in a  dream .- ,  "Tl re," said Loraine, drawing aside  the heavy silken curtains, "here tliey  are side  by side."  Izetta raised her eyes to the fatal  picture. No word or cry escaped her;  she seemed as if turned to stone.  mustache coneefileB -che proud"  mouth, whose every curve ohe remembered bo well, and the dark- brown  hair clustered about tho brow of Al-  derio.  on her journey to Silvernook, and  had found shelter at Ulvesford Mansion, but a fow miles distant; but she  could not bring horself to divulge the  torrible dibcovery she had made; she  could not tell them that at Ulvesford Manor she had found her husband. Ah, no; tho could not lell  them that I  "What ia tho little one's name?'  asked Marguirotte, patting the little  ourly head; "what do you call him?"  "Ulmont," said Izetta, in a -voice  she strove vainly to steady.  "Is -he nnnied after thc masteV of  Ulvesford Mansion?" questioned "Mar-  guirette.  "His wife gave him that name,"  answered Izotta, in a low, quivering  voico, deep flushes burning hor pais  face at the startling  truth.  Strange, she had not thought of It  before. *��� 1  "Will you kocp little Ulmont here  for a few days, Mis. Moore? I will  pay you well for it. I must return  to tho manor to-nif-ht."  "To-night?" echoed both Abol and  Marguiiettc, In astonishment.  "Yes,"     she     replied,   firmly, "tonight."'  "Bless the deaT little fellow,"   said  !Ycs; that was when she was poor.".;S  "How about it now?" ' |||  "Why, now that she is rich, we mcrt-,s|  ly note thc evidence of lassitude andj*  ennui."���Chicago Post. ,  f!  She hod hoped  against hope, pray- Marguirette, crying softly  over hirn;  ed blindly to heaven that ihis might "of course,   I will keep hirn  for you,  be a   mere coincidence; all hope  lay Izetta;  but   do   not   speak of  money;  crushed;  the Jast  straw  was broken, poor as we are,   I could not tako it;  She waa face to face with the ten ible tho happiness  of having  this    Jittle  Disfiguring Humors and:  Eruptions Perma-     ��  nently Cured. ]  DrB Agnew's j  Ointments?  i -  Diseases of the skin inflict intense,  p'ain, suffering and disfigurement. If not;  cured in time, they end in the decay of.'  ihe bones, a pallid complexion, loss of.'  ttrength, and a gradual wasting away of';  ihe body. Dr. Agnew's Ointment is as ���_  ibsolute specific in Scrofula. Eczema, Salt "���  .' poor little 'child/' she cried.  O-noe more ahe was shut out from  the gaze at mortal eyes ��� she was  alone; nad not little_ Ulmont boon  there, iwnom she loved, "to claim her  attention, her.reason mast certainly  have lerft her.  Zjoralne Ulvesford's voice still rang  In   fior   ears,      saying: "My husband  ' painted that portrait."     ,  luetta leaned far out into the sum-  paor night, gating up into the starry  heavens. -. '   .  "tt was Alderic, my husband, who  toainted that portrait," . she cried,  WMIy.  Ber thoughts flashed    through   hor  brain like lightning.  .How came vuorsine TJlvesford     with  a reed to diss etorwa?  ' you are a iuuy, ssy irocet little ona,"  she murmured. "lam very ffraWul  for that boon. There is but one  course left us, baby," she .whispered. ".We must: leave this place at  once; we will utter no word of the  terrible  iwi   >g   that   has   been  done  , naI" ���������        77     . -.'.-'���.."  j Izetta had 'ead deep, tragic sorrows that hatt ime to the lives of wo-  mea, but she ����-ver remembered to  hare read oi cos as pitiful as her  owa.  I How dared he gaze upon her faoe  <w tho face of her child if ho bo Al-  derio, who had pledged himself so  aolenuilT to fhe dying to -protect herf  back to her. Izetta  induced   the. aged   couple  "if ever you  meet  the, one   whom ,    7-  you have called husband, promise me   accent the money of v.1iich they fetood  that you will  do nothing, say  noth-  in suoh need,  ing, on tho impulse of the moment." |    "I shall   not  remain    there  longer  Izotta knew that hour had now than to-night," she said, hesitatingly;  come to her; she would not break "then I will tell you what course I  the promise she  had given. , i have decided upon for'little Ulmont's  "You look so  white and wretched, j future and   my   own." '  I beg you to go back to your room and j Izetta resolved to take the stage  lie down again; you are not yet rest- , back to Boston; by so doing she could  ed.    I can-get on nicely without you.   reach there a   little after dark;   she  n  I am expecting mother to drive from  Lorrimer Hall to-day, and Ulmont  will return by dusk. I shall fill in  tho time vory nicely," urged Loraine.  was _ nerving "'herself'-bravely for the  ordeial of seeing Ulmont Ulvesford  and confronting Imn wifh his crime,  of which she had  bron the innocent  iiuxk *>����..j'����x. n*. :���'..   . .  figuring eruptions _ . .  fcoldier, S. E. Buckman, residing.at the'^ i  National Soldiers' Home, Grant Co., Ihd.,^ 5  writes: "I was a constant sufferer front. H  'skin complaints. Last summer a dis-}!;".  figuring eruption appeared on my face,  and I decided to try-Dr. Agnew's Ointment. I was relieved after the first;  application, and in a remark-iVy short  time absolutely cured." 35 cents.  Few Escape Dyspepsia and Indigestion. ,  If you suffer their agonizing pains, it.  fs because you do not know that Dr.  Voa Stan'a Pineapple Tablets relieve  Ut once and cure when all other reme-  Ses have failed to benefit. 60 tabled,  tS tents. 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We have no doubt that all our  subscribers-to the "Bulletin Service" are thoroughly satisfied  with,our efforts lo furnish tlie latest news of tlie War and other important events as quickly as possi-  bleafter the arrival of the various  wires.      , '  As we have incurred a very.large  expense in obtaiur'ng and disseminating the news, we find it will be  jiccejsaiy to obtain a considerable  increase-to thc subscription list, if  the seivice is to be maintained and  a bulletin issued.daily,  Owing to the amount of extra  work necessarily incurred, we are  unable to make a' personal canvas  of the town and district, and therefor trust that the public will show  their appreciation of our efforts, by  sendiug in .their subscriptions,  which are payable strictly iu advance, to thG ' Claim" Office.  The Dominion Government Telegraph Service allows us no "stand  offs".    Verbum Sap. '  Fire ia    a.Storm;  Narrow Escape.  P.-  , Nugget astd' Grape Rings.  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When it was seen that danger from  fire was passed, tlie Captain re-called the boats. The Queen was then  headed South and about nine o'clock  she sighted the Steamer "Santa  Monica" which was signalled and  asked to stand by until the repairs  weie made. The Queen continued  to the mouth of the Columbia, only to find the bar too rough. She  was then pointed to Pugel Sound  but bad fortune still pursued her.  When she rounded Cape Flattery a  terrific electrical storm was encountered and the gale was weathered  with diffculty. The steamer reached here without further mishap',  and she proceeded to Seattle where  she arrived about nightfall.  ��0��00->��:-��C'4>0'>C^Q^O^O��C><(>0-tiO?--->C'-��<>>C'��0<��0-Kt'>'>$000^0-��00��<:t��-.  i THE'   KOOTKNAV   HOTEL   I  '.' -,. . ' ' ���  '        .   0  ,j  >4t .  ��  .."ft."-  ���t.\t.l,  A, R. McDonald, Prapriotor.  COJR.   Fl!*:"'''"  AND   TliAINOU   Jvi'Kl'l-.TS.  "J Thlrf'1'ii-st China Hotel Ituu be on roi:iour-li;il iiuil ruriii-i-isliud tliroucln/ut  ' and oil cm tlie boat accommodation Iu Trunnion* or IVrniaiiYU'  ,u Guests.���Anim-icuii it nil [-.tii-Dpr.nn plan.  �� Finest Wines, Liquors and Giyars:.  I Billiards' arid   Pool.  :,-��o<'0*C'*o*o*Cp��ci<>o-��c��*-:��#oo->o��*o-i>o*o*<:>->''><>o->':'C-':' *<:>&<:><><>:  T  GOLD    HOUSE  D*sr:owE***Y.  B. c.  "9.  A STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL.  CHOICEST WINES' LIGUORS & CIGARS-  ,    Mixed Drinks a Specialty.  DINING   KOOM'sUPPr.IICD  WITh'TIIJ"   UICST TIIIv  MAKKKT   AI-'KOKDS.  Vegetables Daily From our own Garden.  Breakfast, 6 to 9, Lunch, T2 to 2. Dinner.-6 lo 8.  dixcn ono*  ���HERS,  -������   Hotels  Proprietors  Pool '&    Billiards,   Free. ;  1 t r  Freighting and Teaming '.     &   *    Horses and S'cicj-s for Hire.  J.   H.   RICHARDSON,  ATLIN   &   DISCOVERY.  0 .  ��������� ���   Full Une of ClotliHigJpst From the East  t THE   LATEST: STYLES.  Complete Stock of Dry Gd'ods "  THE    LATEST   IN    HATS,     BOOTS     Aim ���   SHCCS.  ��@T GOLD ' SEAL    GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods are the' Best and Our Prices the" Lowest.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID    UP   58.700,000.  Kssicuvk, $3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeatt.e,  San Francisco,  - - Portland,  Skaffway, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points.  Hockey.  An interesting match was played  las*: Saturday at the  Rink  between  t teams  representing    Married   and  Single men.    After  a   fast game,  consisting of two periods of twenty-  five  minutes each,   victory  rested  with the single men by three goals  to one.    While all  played  a  good  game, special mention may be made  of V. McPhee  aiid.B.E.Moberly in  the team of "Bachelors"   and of J.  A.Fraser and  C.R.Bourne in  that  of the "Benedicts".    II. K. Brown  ha.1 the honor of blowing thc whistle  and the teams lined up as follows:-  Married - Single  D. McKenzic, Goal    N. Fisher  W. Owen        Point'    E.  McPhee  H. W. Heal, Cr. Point B. G. Nicoll  E.D.Rorke L. Wuig B.E.Moberley  J. A.Fraser  R. Wing J.D.Lumsden  C.R.Bouruc Centra W.J.Stockand |  NOTICE.  Thirty days from date I intend lo npply to  The- Chief Comniissioiit*!- of 'jnnilsatiil Works  for n Li*ase of the foliou'iny; tlesci-ilicd tract  of l.wid, ooiijiiieni-iii^ nt thu .South Ea��t corner Pott bitiiHic'l on the North bi.lo -of Discovery Avenue, Atliii Townsito about twenty  feet West from South West corner of Lot 7  IJlouli 1 in said Toiviigito. thence West SCO  feet, thence North 401) feet, thenco Eiut 200  feet to Wobt boundary of liloclc 1, Atlin  Tou nsitf, thence iaoiilli alouy bide of Western boundary of Block J, to the South West  corner of Lot S therein, thenco liin,t 100 feet  thence South to point of commencement, excepting thereout ull uropur .Street ullou-  iinues, und the property of the IJ.'C. Poncr  and Manufacturing Company, Limited. Cou-  taininjj in o iicreH more or Icr.s  Dated ut Atlin, IJ. C. this third day of  Murcli 1U1.4.  V. T. Troiisrliton.  Gold Dust Pukchasku���Assay Oittci*  in . Connkction.  1). 'ROSS, Manager.  1 ELH_��  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  FIRST  CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  aioicfsr wrres. iioncns md ckjars���casl goods a spiciauy.  ���/  f-tyz&r&LuliG   Mining  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP  .VOTJCG ib hereby ftivoti thut the partner-  ihip liitlicrto existing botwceji G<orue Lee  Garden and David Livinebtono Hall havljcon  dissolved, and nil assiiti, and liabilities con.  trncted by suid Gardon ami Hull have been  taken over and tt&siimed by Duvid Livingstone Hull.  Dated ut Atlin, B. C. Feb. 20th   1BC4.  G, Leo Garden,  ft. L. JInll.  IVIaoh snery.  HYDRAUUC    GIANTvS,    WATKR    GATKS,  ANGUS   STICK I.    RIFFLKS    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVKTED    PIPK  Kstimntes furnished on application  Be Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancowvkkj B. C, ''.v.--  i+$  1& ,  .ATM A.   K   C.  SATi'KL'iA'V     MARCii  v 1^.-/5.  ���THE   ATLIN   TR  Tx  Y,   .LIMITED.  Big "Clearance   Sale   of  Winter Dry   Goods  As our Buyer is going East to purchase a large stock of Dry Goods  we have decided to sacrifice the stock on liana, to make room for NEW  Oo^c!.-) to arrive in the Spring.    Below are a few of the many cut prices.  Men's all wool Tuques        $0:75, &  $1:00    Rtrincc-i    to    50:50  ���-50:50  #3:00  - 3 lor $1:00  - $2:50 suit.  $175  Aleu's Macki-iaw Coats       #5:50'  Men's .1 if wool Canadian Tweed Pants $3:50  Men's all wooi Halifax     '    ,',* ,, ,  $4',oo  $4:00  $3^o  Men's all wool Grey Socks  Ladies' Natural wool Underwear '  Ladies' Combination Stockings & Rubbeis  W* also carry a large assoi lracut of Floor' and Table Oilcloth"  Wall Paper. ���Men's Leu'.hcr Gloves and Mitts.���German < Socks,-  B'ankeis. ��� Wool Mitts, and Gloves. ��� Cretous & Flannelettes^ etc.  A.   S.   CROSS,   President.        N.   C.   Wheeling,   Secretary.  LATEST' WIRES.  Ro.-iicstcr, -\. Y.���A great fire  is raj*iny here at this' moment.  From the ui iiu street cast, tlie  heart of the business-section ,is in"  n.unes. Buffalo and Syracuse have  been appealed to for aid. The estimated damage already is between  live and six millions.  ' '  London, March 2:��� KLig Edward held the first Levee-of the  year 190.1 in the Throne Room of  St. Jamas Palace al noon to-day.  The function was ini-usually largeh*  attended.1"- The Prince of Wales,  uiiis! jf tlie members of the Piplom-  :��� lie Corps, the Cabinet ' Ministers  and 111 my Pef��rs and Members of  the House of Commons ai-d Naval  and Military Officers were  present.  London, March 2:��� The Arbitration Treaty between Great Britain and Spain was signed' here oil  Saturday last.  . Ottawa, 2nd.���B. T. A. Bell-died  this morning from injuries"sustain-  ned iu a fall down an elevatorshaft.  Vancouver, ���The Princess May  had 65 passengers on board when  "sha pulled out for-the 'north.* Half  of them are bound for' the Alsek  diggings, ihe remainder beirg for  Atlii! a:;d Dawson. One hundred  tons of freight and 120 horses are  c.-usignsd to f3>:lIiori City.  I'aris4. March .".:��� The Court of  Cassation b-ga'n to-day the consideration of the appeal oi Dreyfus  for a revision of his trial,  London. 4th.��� Prfinter iialfoitr  aroused cheers and derisive laughter by the btatemeut iu the house  cf Commons this afternoon that lie  h id never advocated protection ei-  fier in or out of the cabinet.  NOTICE.  E, S. Wilkinson, P.L.S.  Wm. Brown, C.C  NOTICE i��*   hereby given,  thai  C. M. Hamshaw has been appointed  to take charge of the properly and  assets of the under-noted Company.  Dated at Atlin, B. C. this nineteenth  day of February, A. D. 1904.  t Tin-: Nimroi) Synwcatk,  .    Limited.  S. O. BRUFF.  Secretary.  WILKINSON   &   BROWN  Provincial  Land .Sisrv&yors   &   Civil   Engineers'.  Hydraulic   Mino  i nijiiiseri.-iq   u   S|.ecicilty OlJictt, Pl-hi-I  St., near Third St,. Aix<v, 8*0  .ATLIN .ASSESSMENT   DISTRICT.  A Court of Its-vision ami Appeal under the  provision:, of tlio "Ass,et>��ment Act", for the  Atliu   Assesjmant   Distriot,   will   bu   lield  at -the Court House, Atlin,   on Thursday.  Maruhntli., ISCfutthe hour ot tan o'clock iu  tlio forenoon."  Batt-d ut Atlin. B C. February 10th., 1904.  , E, il. N. Woods,.  ���Tudjre of thu Court of lievUion  ,  , >.   Aud Appeal.  *B��&   PRINTING  AT   THE   ��CLtlM��  NOTICE.  THE GHANP HOTEL  It. t l  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH. s EVERYTHING  . ' CONDUCTED IN .FIRST-CLASS WANNER. "'  French  Restaurant^ In  Gonm*oti<*n*  . David Hastie,  Proprietor.  Corner of First aird Discovery Streets.  ftTOTICii is lieraby Given that Sixty dayt.  . v after, dttto J-intend to apply to "tho  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*  for pemuveion to purchabe tlio follow inn  de.crihed land bituated on Taku-'Arm, at  the,mouth of Otter River,���viz; Commencing at a post marked J. A. I'. Corner Poet  pieced on thc Lake Shore, Ihenco in a Wcst-  turly direction a quarter u! a mile, thenco  in u Southerly direction one mile, thenco in  un Easterly direction ono mile, thence fol-  iuivlnif the luko short) in a Northerly direction to place of cominencianioni, containing  in all  lBy acres moro or leu,.  Dated ut Atlin, H, C. this 9th. day oi  January 190J.  J", A. Parkinson..  THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE.  "' Pacific, and   Arotio   Railway  and Navigation *'-ompauy,  HHtiih Columbia Yukon   Kailway Comv+ny.  British Yukon   Kailway Company, 1  ,      *  , TIME TABLE.  IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1P01,   Daily except Sunday.,'  No.   2. S. Bouad      if��. { i. Itova-f  1st class. 2nd dam.  4. SO p. ib.      AR   4. 15 a. a.  J TUN ASSKSSME.NT  DIS1KICT.  NrTIC 5 is liernhy tcn-en, ;��� aenordance  v. ith .ne .Statutoi., thnt Pi-bvincial Itevrnue  V Tux and all .i-Bu��h(>d J axes mid Income Tax,  iirisu-ibud and levied under tho "A.shcssiiioiH  Act,*'will be due and iiayable for the yenr  HUM, 011 tho IIrut d.ty of April next. All taxes  oolle.:libio for tlio Atlin District will bo due  u-> nbovu :tud puyulilu at my ollk-c, bitimte in  the f'rovi.iciul Government Miilldlnx1, Atliu.  TnK iiotiui., iu lurms of law, is equivalent to  it pot'af-iiul demand by me upon alt persons  liable for taxes.  Dated at Atlin, H.   U. March let. 1903.  J. A. l-'raior.  Asiieisor and Collector,  Atliu AujOiHiueut Ointi'iot,  Atliu Pout Office.  Sixty days from data we intend to apply  to the Chief CommUaioncr of Laudu and  Works for permikiioii to purohu&u tiic following- dehCi'ibed tract of Land. Commencing at a pot>t marked N. L. Co's Ltd.. S. W.  corner pout situated near tho main road to  Surprise Lake, and being about half a mile  from the blioro of ijut-priiio Lake, thence  North half a mile, thence East half 11 mile,  thence South half a mile, thence West half  ii mile .to point of commencement, contain-  in-; 160 acreu moro or less.  Northoru Lumber Co. Limited.  F, T.Tr'oug'iton.  December SUth. 1903.'  N0.8N.  B.  "fid ci  u��.  S  30 p.  m.  10  30 ",  11  40 a.  m.  12  20  2.  45   ,  G.  40   ���  C  No.l   N.  B."  1st cln  ��5.  J. SO a  in.  10  11  r>5 ���  i�� (  "  11  45  1  12  15'  -15 1 p.  m  0  10   ���  4.  SO   ���  LV.  AR..  SK.AGUAY.  WH1TI" PASS  ,,'     LOG CABIN       ���   ,'.'  UBNNETT.  ���      CARIBOU  AR     V/HITB HOR3C LV  I'assetijfers must bo at depots iu time to havo Baceaj  gpectiou is!>tO])pod SO minutes before leaving1 time of train.  150 pounds of ba^sra^e will be obecked free with saoh full foretiefcet a��d 75 p��tipda  with each halt fare ticket. - ' ' ' -  S. OS  8.00   ���   ,  3. M u  J. 10   ���  1.06^  1.33{  1. IS 1 p.TO        ���  11-��   ��.��.  11.60   a.m    ,.  WL��    ���  3. SO    ���      LV  7.09   ,."  0 insp*oted >od o!i����k��d.    In  J. G. CoKNJSLil/.  WANTED-FAITHFUL PERSON TO CALL  ON retail trade and scents for manufacturing Iioumi having: well established biiBineas;  local territory; straight salary (-20 paid  weekly and expense moupy advanced; previous experience unneeosRary; position por-  maiieiit; biiblnesH nuocoEsful, Kncloso self  addrcsned euvelopo. Siipuriutendeut Tra  vuler^, G05 Motion Bids'. Chlcaco.  Discovery.  OPKN DAY AND NIGHT'.  HOTEL VANCOUVER.  THIS HOTEL IS STROKED WITH  THE   BEST  OF GOODS  ���ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS���  The following Sailings are announced for the- month of  March leaving Skagwiiy at 6  p.m., or on arrival of the train :  Amur.*���January 9th. and 25th.  .,    ���February roth and 25th.  For further information, apply or  write to    H. B. DtWN, Agent,  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN      '  CONNECTION.  Ileaduunrtors for Brook'h stai:*-  .    DISCOVERY, Ii. C,  NEW DINING ROOM NOWOPEN,  Furnishing   The  .. BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  Kd. Sands, Proprietor.  O. K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  .   . TRY  J.��. CURIE'S  -   FOR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS*. OILS  Atlin ft Discovery.  Tlie Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF  CANADA  Capital    $1,000,000.  A.G. Hii-M-lifald. Autat.  Same Johnstone,  Proiui  F. Shields & Eddy Durham.  Now occupy .heir new quarters next  to tho Bank of B. N. A.. Firrt Stroet.  Tlie 1 witli rttomsaro ociiially ns pootl at, found  Skayw-ay.  Akv.ka.    Nn vlttov.   Ssif^tts Bt*ro��Kio twr ladUn.  Prioes for the Season 1903.  Rough, up to 8 inches, $35.  do       do     10     ,,       4a.  dO    .    do       13        ,, 45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Surfacing, $5.00 per ic��o fet-fe  t:  i  i  'i w  'ill  Hi  ii  ''J  :���-. ;rr-  < $1  ajww'wWMinnmiii." ��������� ��� THIRTY PEOPLE HURT.  G.T.R. TRAIN STRUCK STREET  .,      CAR IN DETROIT.  The  Injuries   of   Seven   People   Are  ' Serious, and Some 'of Them May  Die.  ���Detroit, Mich., Jan. 16.���An cast-  bound Michigan line, avenue car, carrying a heavy,load of passengers, hurrying home al the close of thc day, was  *- (struck by a Grand Trunk passenger  train lasl night- at Gratiot avenue and  ODequcndrc- street. More than ;,1 people were' injured, the heavy cioubic  track car he in'*? carried 200 feet down  the  track   from  the  point  of collision  , nnd being almost demolished. Seven  of (he injured were conveyed to hospitals and 27 were taken to their  homes. No one was_ killed. Tho#c  most seriously injured arc :���E. k.  Rudd, Miss Christina Reidcl. arm broken, may be internally injured ; 'Henry  Opificius, two ribs broken, intcrnaJlyr  injured, serious ; Miss C. Adams, injured internally, may die : Miss Gertrude Mitchell, rib broken, serious internal injuries : Leonard Mitchell,  serious   interna!  injuries.       c    .   -  j-  THE TARIFF iCOMMISSION.  Mr.   Chamberlain's   Address   at   the  , First Meeting.  ; London, Jan. 16.���Mr. Joseph  ���Chamberlain presided at the lirst meeting of the tariff commission, 'which as-.  eembled here yesterday. ��� Mr. Chamberlain in a , speech drew a parallel from what the United States and  ���Germany had accomplished.under projective tariffs, and denied that any tariff  icould be framed here which, as, its opponents alleged, would make the .rich  (richer and the poor poorer. The United States under protection had reached  .prosperity unequalled in thc world. In  ,no other country was wealth so evenly  |distributed, while there was no country  :��n thc. world where such a large, proportion of tlie population was on the  Verge of hunger and distress as in  Great Britain. Mr. Chamberlain said  ,the object of the commission was not  .'to formulate tariff laws, but-to iny��s-  " tigalc and inquire with open mind.  ;A11 that had thus far been decided was  ..that the policy adopted sc- many years  .ago required reform.  i   At the conclusion of Mr.  Chamber-.  . Iain's speech the commission discusr d  a general method of procedure.' On  ,Mr. Chamberlain's motion. Mr. Pear-  'son was .unanimously elected Vice-  'Chairman. A general purpose commit-  .tee was then - adopted. It includes  among its members Charles Booth, Sir  iVinccnt Caillard, Frederick L. Harris,  'M.P., Sir Alexander' Henderson, Sir  Robert Herbert, Sir Alfred Jones and  IrVIfred Mosclcy, the two last named be-  ,ing respectively Chairman and Vice-  chairman   of   thc   committee.  Future meetings of thc committee  'will be held on Wednesday and Thursday of each week.  . FRANCE'S THREAT TO POPE.  I  Must Approve of the Appointment of  .   Archbishops.  Home, Jan. 16.���Thc French Government bias presented the Vatican with  a note in the nature of an ultimatum  regarding the appointment of Bishops  to five vacant French Sees, substantially saying that cither thc  iPope must approve thc selections of the French Government or they will be announced officially without thc approbation of the  'Holy Sec. In addition, the Papal  Nuncio will be asked to leave Tans,  and the clergy will be forbidden to  collect Peters' pence in the churches,  :but thc concordat will not be denounced. Thc rumor that the Pope had decided tc approve line appointments is  incorrect. Thc Vatican hopes to be  able to continue the negotiations.  1   THE NOORDLAND ARRIVES.  Reaches Philadelphia Six Days Overdue, With All Well on Board. .,  Philadelphia, Jan. 16.���The steamer  Noordland, which was due to arrive  i'lrom'Liverpool-on Sunday last, and  svfoich"6n January 13th thc captain of the  British steamship Cornishnian rcport-  cd'-having fallen in with on Janunry  3rd in a disabled condition, arrived  yc6tcrday. . -.' ���/. .  "I Topics of Toronto.  "��� Toronto, Jan. 16.��� Wahner Road  Church increased thc salary of their  pastor, Rev. W. W. Wcckcs, by'$500.  Ex-Aid. Burns has denied and explained tlio charges rondo .-ig.-ilnst him 01 vc\t-  tag more than once. They were aimed  to b'ock inspection of ballots for Board  of. Control.  ; Investigation by the press has discovered extensive Irregularities, In the  voting for Board of Control. Twelve voters in subdivision fl, Fourth Ward, state  they did not vote, but. their names appear !n the list of .thoso who cast bal-  lotfl. Hon. Geo. A. Cox, S. Casey Wood  ���and F. W. Carey -wens personated in No.  8, Third Ward.  BLACK FOR .ROBERTS.  Mr. L-ugrin Applies For the Captain's  Arrest.  Victoria, B.C., Jan. 16.���-Application was made at the Coroner's  inquiry into the Clallam disaster  for warrants for ' thc arrest of  Captain Roberts and others' held responsible for the wreck, on charges  of manslaughter. Mr. C. H. Lugrrn,  representing (he Dominion, Government, said that sufficient evidence had  been secured to show criminal negligence, and he would apply to thc  Provincial Government, on behalf of  the Dominion Government, seeking  the arrest of thc captain and any  others  held  to be   responsible.  Evidence was given this morning  by Richard Griffith, one oi the crew  of the Clallam, that one oi the seamen took thc ensign from its box  and was 'hauling it to half-mast, 'upside down, when Capt. Roberts ordered him to take it down and put  it up right side up, as if no ling was  the matter. .About that time a steamer, which witness took to be a collier, passed about three miles away.  Captain Roberts., saw that he was  wrong, and about ten minutes later  allowed thc sailor to put up thc flag  in a reversed position. Griffiths gave  a clear statement of the happenings  in connection ' with the disaster. He  said1 Captain Roberts was' much excited, and told of a conversation when  the boats were being lowered, .when  Captain Roberts had told . witness that  he (witness) would be drown J. Witness replied that if he was he would  not be the only one. Griffiths had  no hope that the boats would live  -and advised people not to gt> into  them. He said no steps we.c taken  to; rescue those in the water after  the , first ,boat capsized, though they  were alongside 'the - steamer. There  were.no rockets or blue fires or other-  signals on board, so far as he knew.  The rudder was known not to be in  good condition, and thc steamer would  not steer well. Griffiths thought of  cutting the'line when the tug Holy-  oke was towing, as the steamer was  foundering, but not being ordered to  do so, and as he had'been told that'  the captain -could shoot any one not  obeying orders in such a .time,, he  did not. He told of clambering over  the steamer's side when she turned  over at the last minute. Griffiths  was the last living man on the boat.  When the water^came up on him as  he clung on the steamer's side, he  climbed up the stays to-the masthead  and from there watched all the 'men  on the side washed off. He saw the  whole starboard side break 'away and  expose the ribs and knees. Then the  stay carried ,away and he '��� went into  the sea. - He was picked up, after  floating-on a < pilot house, by thc tug  Holyoke. The passengers and crew  had all asked thc captain and mate to  put them on the Holyoke when the  tug first came.  ���BIO-FIRE IH CALGARY.  o*��~  Another Session of  Parliament.  Ottawa, Jan. 16.���The following  official statement was given out tonight :���The Government has been  engaged lor some days In considering certain modifications  which have been aslcod by the  Grand Trunk Railway Company to  the contract entered Into last session. The Government is ot the  .opinion -Uiat such modifications  must be submitted to and discussed  by Parliament, and therefore it is  the intention of tho Prime Minister  to advise his Excellency to caJl a  session at an early day.  LOSS    NEARLY    THREE    HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS  The Norman Elcck. Owned by Senator' Lougheed, and Several  Store's Destroyed���3russels Suffers Heavy Loss���Other Fires.   ���  Calgary, Jan. 16.--The most disastrous fire that has occurred in Calgary in some years started last night  at 12.30 .in the furnace room of the  Norman Block. The whole block was  completely gutted. Thc fire seems to  have originated below Robertson's  clothing -store and G'.anvillc's retail  dry goods, store. At Cnvst it did not  seem to gain rapidly, but by 1.30  (lames Ix-gan to pour out at tlie windows. By 2 o'clock .the rooi hau  given way and a burst of flame In up  a large volume oi smoke rising lrom  thc building. At 2.30 a stream _ v..is  brought to bear upon two storeys lrom  ���the neighboring block, and kept tlie  flames from spreading to tlie east. I he  fire seemed to. have done its worst  when, it broke - out at 4 o'clock in  Sale's clothing store to thc west Oi  Glanvillc's. 'j'hen the flames spread  with great rapidity to Kerr & Terrill's  store and D. J. Young & Co.'s book  store, which burned wioh such fury and  heat that the windows were cracked on  the opposite side of the street. The  Normandie Theatre, occupying , thc  greater part of the top of the Norman  block, which was to have been used for  the first time for the firemen's concert,  was completely ��� destroyed. . It was  built to seat 800 people. The estimated damage to' stocks and buildings is  SaSo.ooo. It is intended to commence  rebuilding the block almost at once.,  , Thc sufferers arc as follows. N-Nor-  man block, valued at $50,000. owned by  Senator Loughecd ; J. A. Glanvillc's  dry goods store, completely destroyed,  $30,000 ; ' W.m. Robertson's clothing  store, completely destroyed, damage  $25,000 ; Sale's clothing store, completely destroyed, $12,000 ; Kerr & Terrell, grocery store, $8,000 ; D. f.  Young & Co., book and music store.  $15,000 ; new 'Normandie Theatre,  owned by Senator Lougheed. which  was to have been opened next Tuesday  night, was completely .destroyed. It  was very richly furnished. Above the  storc-s  were  office  buildings'.  MR.   HEATON"   RESIGNS.     -  General Manager in   Canada  of  '.he  , Guardian. -   .  Montreal, Jan. ��� 16.���Mr. E. P. Heaton, General. Manager of thc Guardian  Assurance Company in Canada, handed Wis resignation to thc London General Manager,. Mr. R. .Rclton',  and it was accepted.- Mr. Rclton-is in  Montreal, and he will shortly appoint  a successor to Mr. Heaton. Thc resignation of the General Manager -was thc  outcome of a difference of opinion regarding certain investments, and an  assignment of Mr. Beaton's property  to thc company was made at the same  time, to an extent covering the company's losses. Mr. Heaton invested  the Guardian's funds heavily, but. he  claims, in good faith, in Canadian and  American securities, in the shrinkage  of which the company lost considerable sums. Mr. Heaton says he  made these investments in his capacity  as Manager, believing theni for the  best interests of thc company. His  term of office as General Manager began eight years ago.  MUSIC AT M'GILL.  Workman Residence Given by Lord  Strathcona For Conservatory.  Montreal, Jan. 16.���Lord Strathcona  has placed thc Workman residence at '  the disposal of thc governors of Mc-  Gill University, to be used as a conservatory of music in connection with  die faculty of arts. Mr. Charles A. E.  Harris is to be organizing director ;  Miss Lichtenstcin, a well-known local  musician, musical director.  TELEGRAPHIC 1 BREVITIES.  Chicago livery drivers won ihelr do-  mand  for union  recognition.  Mr. B. O. JjoU. was nominated by the  liberals of West Hastings for the Commons." 7'      -: ��� '������  After Mr, C. N. Smith and Dr. Currf6  had spolcon the Legislature adjourned until Monday. 7  John Easton, who attomptcd to'stranglo  his wife near Brantford, has been sent  to tho insano asylum.  West Middlesex Conservatives offered  tho Parliamentary nomination to Mr.'  Robert Lucas, who Will consider it.   ,'  The man found frozen to death at Toronto Junction was Joseph F. Noycs, who  had been employed at th-5 Hoydon House.  Tho Red Star Liner Noordland arrived  at Philadelphia five days overdue, having  been delayed owing to a break in hor machinery.  The Opposition have taken a very  cheerful view of their prospects and  have decided to grant no pairs during  the- session. .,   '   ���  It Is reported that a seriou3 battle has  taken place between tho Government  troops and tho Insurgents in Uruguay,  the latter losing heavily.  ��� OUR WHEAT TbO HIGH.  apart Contenting Herself With a  Cheaper Grade  Winnipeg, Jan. i6.���Mr. S. Tamura  of Kobe, Japan, who has been in thc  city for a few days on a commercial  mission, on being asked as to thc truth  ���of the report that he had closed a contract for half a million bushels of  wheat for shipment to Japan, expressed his regret that he was unable to  confirm it, and added: *I came to Winnipeg with the intention of purchasing some Canadian agricultural products, but, on account of prevailing  prices being too high, I have been unable to do anything. I have had some  communication by cable with Japan  regarding thc matter, and have been  informed that, owing to the High  prices here, orders have been placed  for a large amount of Pacific coast  ���.Wheat,'which is now going^forward,  prices there being cheaper. The price  of Canadian flour is also too lugn tor  thc Japan market, and it seems to  me that I will have to wait until I can  get a suitable price \ on Canadian  Wheat and flour for our market.  Ottawa, Jan. 16.-���Professor James  Mills, Principal of the Ontario. Agricultural College; has been.���offered a  position,on the -Railway Commission,  created under the statute of last year.  If he accepts, as he doubtless .will,  the constitution of the commission  will be complete. The other members are Mr. Blair, Chairman, and  Mr. Bcrnier. The oihee of becrc-  tary is as yet unfilled. Prof. Mills  is 111 every way qualified' to .nil-, ine.  position which the Prime Minister  offered Mm last night. He. is. thoroughly in touch with the great agrrcul-.  tural industry and is a man in, whom  the  farmers have    every  confidence.  .'    WANTS   A  DIVORCE.  Duke Philip of Orleans Wants Disao-  1 lu'don of His Marriage.  Vienna, Jan. 16.���Thc Allegcmcihc  Zcitung says that Duke Philip of Orleans is seeking a divorce, and that  he has petitioned thc Curia for a dispensation to enable him to marry thc  daughter of a" great Austrian noble.  Thc paper asserts that thc Duke consulted the leading members of thc  royalist party last summer and - informed them of his- intentions, giving  as a reason'that his present union  was childless and that he desired to  continue the royal line. The Royalists endeavored to dissuade him  from taking such action, and pointed out_ to him thu liis d -orce and  remarriage would scandalize Catholic circles in France, the 'chief supporters of thc Royalist cause. Jt  at first appeared- that thc Duke acquiesced in the wishes of his followers, but he now renews his request  to the Curia, urging ihc nullification  of his marriage on the ground uiat  he was forced into thc union.-. The  lady whom the Duke desired to  marry is said to be Ihc Princess Clementine, daughter of Pauline, Princess dc Mctlernich-Snndor: The report has caused a sensation in Court  circles, and the cotine , attributed to  the Duke is severely condemned.  DEAN KILROY'S FUNERAL.    .  An Immense Gathering at Stratford-  Bishop McEvay Speaks. '  Stratford, Jan. 16.���The funeral cf  the late Very Rev. Dean Kilroy took  place yesterday, and was , one of  (thc, largest ever seen in the city,  Protestant and Catholic alike paying  respect to thc memory of thc deceased.  Thc pall-bearers were: Dr. Devlin,  Jas. O'Loane, E. ' O'Flaherty, John  Way, J. B. Capitaine, M. Kennedy, M.  Conway and John Goct-tlcr. The following priests acted as honorary pallbearers: Vicar-General Mucmer, Fathers Ayhvard, Brcnnan, Kennedy,- Kilroy, Downey, Forsl'cr and Quinlan.  There "was no funeral oration, at the  request of thc deceased, .Bishop McEvay delivering a brief address. ���  THE KING'S HEALTH.  Rumor Regarding Throat1 Affection  Started Upon Unconfirmed Report.  London, Jan. 16.���A statement published by The Evening Star that  King Edward is suffering from an affection b'f the -throat is based on ,an  unconfirmed report that his Majesty  had" consulted a local physician because of a trivial sore _throat during  his recent visit to Chatswoi'th.  '  -A NURSE'S SUICIDE.  '  Death of Miss McGrath at Brandon  'Hospital.  Winnipeg, Jan. 16.���Nurse McGrath,  aged-about 28, died in Brandon Hospital yesterday, apparently from the  effects of self-administered poison.  She arrived in Brandon from 'England  a few weeks ago. and had just finished  nursing her first case. Late last night  she received news frctn England that  her brother had gone blind and her  sister was insane. This is supposed to  have affected her mind, with thc above  deplorable result.. It is not thought  she -has any relatives in Canada., An  inquest will probably be held.  W. A- Mills cf Chatham has been  appointed license inspector tor West  Kent. The duties of I lie position have  been performed for some time by Mr.  P.: CM cNab, Provincial officer, who  'h?s: resigned.  MRPF  WAR  (Ms,  TOKIO PAPERS TAKF- ���'���LOOMY  VIEW OF SITUATlv. ��.  China Purchasing Arms from Japan���  -Will Make an Effort tc Pressrre-  Neutrality.  COPPER  CLIFF  RIOT.  Trouble With Italians Looked  Threatening.  Sudbury, Jan. 16.���On Friday last  a number of Italians who had been  employed by thc Canadian" Copper  Company at Copper Cliff quit work  because they had been put at contract  work instead of regular wages. They  started in to stop others from working, and succeeded with quite a large  number. They fired several shots at  Constable Storie and some special  constables, but ten of thc ringleaders were rounded up and landed in  Sudbury jail.. At the preliminary  investigation ' before Police Magistrate Brodie three were t''schai"ged,  and the others will be tried to-morrow.         _____  PRESIDENT DRUMMOND.  Montreal Board  of Trade Elections  by Acclamation.  Montreal, Jan. .16.���Mr. George E.  Drummond, President of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, will  be elected President of the Montreal  Board of Trade by acclamation; The  nominations closed at 6 o'clock yesterday, " and he was the' only 7 person  nominated for first place on the ���board.  Thc next three: positions will be filled in the same way, as but one7man  j was named.for each, as follows :-r-For-,  First Vice-President,; Mr. W. I-  Gear; Second Vice-President, Mr.  Robert Mtinro; Treasurer, Mr. James  Thorn. Thc retiring President is Mr.  Arthur J. Hodgson of Hodgson.  ���Bros.      -7 -  '.  .     ���.''������'���  'London, Jan. -6.���-The correspondent of Thc Times at' Tokio says -al(  the leading journals now regard war  as inevitable and insist upon the necessity of sparing-no expense in preparations. -"."They discuss the markfed  strength of Japan's financial position^,  to-day as compared with what it was  in i8*)4,' on the outbreak of the-war  with China, and exhort the _ whole'  nation to sacrifice everything in thc  country's cause. Meanwhile voluntary subscriptions have begun to  reach the treasury in considerable  numbers.  - The Japanese steamship services between America, Australia, l-hirope and  Bombay arerto be suspended inline*,  dialcly, freeing twenty-five large  steamers, which can be used as transports. .  The Japanese press approves of  China's neutrality in the event of .war ,'  inasmuch as her military, incapacity  forbids any other course,. Moreover, thc neutrality of the tar pastern states' and thc colonics in "the  event of war would-.embarrass Russia"- greatly, because she would tjk����s  be obliged to draw all her supplies 1.  from home.  London, Jan. 16.���Thc Pckin,,correspondent of The Times says :������,t)��tli  Prince Ching and Viceroy Yuan.<hih-  jkai have given satisfactory assuraxrecs  to the Japanese Minister that in ihc  event of war China will maintain strict  neutrality. There seems to be tin- '  doubted evidence that thc rapproehc-  ment-between China and Japan has  been assisted by the disclosure * at .  Berlin of Russia's proposal concerning Manchuria, which ' exhibits Russia  in the light of a sovereign power dispensing concessions regarding territory which China - still considers as  Chinese.  Thc orders for arms previously re- .  fcrrcd to as being placed in Japan  comprise 14,000 of thc newest pattern  Japanese rifle, forty-eight field gnnsj  and sixteen mountain guns' of thc .latest pattern.  London, Jan. 16.���Baron Hayashi  said tc a representative of the Associated Press that he had ho indication of  the probable attitude of Russia in regard to the latest Japanese note. "It is  practically certain," he said, "that any  declaration of war will not emanate  from Japan."        ....'���  The Minister.is not very hopeful of  the result of the latest Japanese note,  but. he specifically denies that Japan's  reply suggests the neutralization 61 a  portion of Manchuria as well as o'f .1  portion of Corea.or .that mention was  made of the right to break off negotiations " .  "Our conditions." said the Ministe'r, .  "are practically summed up in tlie concluding portion of the announcement  by the State Department of .the United  States regarding the Chino-Americau  treaty. For these principles to which  Secretary Hays says the United States  is irrevocably .committed we are willing to go to war unless Russia will consent to give us a definite pledge that '  she, too, adheres to the open door nnd  -Chinese sovereignty in Manchuria.1"  ' Baron Hayashi, commenting on  tile Associated Press despatch from  St. Petersburg quoting the peaceful statement made by 'the Czar to  members of thc diplomatic corps yesterday at the New Year's reception,  said :���"I have read with pleasure the  statement attributed to the Czar. If  these are his Majesty's views there  will be no war. The question rests  with him. Japan has .nothing further  to say." ���   .,  Tire Japanese Government has taken  the Nippon Mar 11 and thc Kasuga  Marti, two, fast steamers of the Nippon Line, as despatch steamers.  Berlin, Jan. 16.���That Russia has applied to Turkey for permission to send  her Black Sea fleet through the Dardanelles is confirmed authoritatively  here, and it is also asserted that Russia will renew thc application, and press  for Turkish consent. Germany's attitude is that she has no concern in the  matter. The British Government i<  believed here to have identified itself  more fully week by week with thc Japanese position, until now Great Sri-  tain is almost a* deeply committed as  Japan. Thc position in which Great  Britain now stands, according to the  view L.tkcn of the situation here, has  impressed and is imprcssi'ig the Russian statesmen. The deci. ion for wrr  or peace now rests with the Czar's .ad- v.  visers, and symptoms are visible here  ���that thc decision will, be peace, by,  ���largely ^ admitting . Japan's demands.  Thc skill Japan has shown throughout  thc negotiations excites admiration at  the ,German Foreign Office.  A LIBERAL; VICTORY..:  M  k  Captured a Conservative Seat in Nor-  7 7.;   7-    Y'.y^wich.l    Y'v  London, Jan. 16���Thc byc-clcct-ic'-a.in  Norwich for a successor to the late Sir  Ham- Billiard resulted in the free J'i'^X  traders gaining the seat. The vote  was as follows :���Louis Tillet. Liberal,  8,756 ; Ernest Wild, Unionist, 6,756;  E.  H.  Roberts,  Labor, 2,440.  Mri JefFery Hale of Bratitford iroes t��  London, Oat., to ��nana.go the B;finh ot  Commerce branch, and severa.1. other  changes In the bank's stuff am reportm). -&  o  o  ',���  e  .'��  >��a��iv��dc��v��nioe  How Religion  Enlarges "Life.  r  J. B.  Remensnydar,  Sfc. James'  I, Lutheran Clnu-ch.  The Kina of lvian a vvi/uwu  Likes.  V  ��� ooeeeoooeeoosoeooo ao aoao\>  ��� <  I am come that they might have life,  Mid that th y might havo it more abundantly.���John,  x.,  10.  No word is so expressive as "life."  But life -has a very kaleidoscopic range  of significance. To some it has a narrow meaning-, to others a large one,  fflhe life of the savage is dull and re-  (facicted as compared with the life of  tlie civilized man, with its expanded and  brigjhtened aspects.' ���  To the universal human yearning for  a d.ecper, larger life Christianity offers  a Unique response. To the,cry of the  ���ouf for life it answers. "Life 1" St.  'JolSu tells us :���','In Him was life, and  ��� tttat life was thc light of men." And  this feature 'differentiates it from all  Other religions.  Why did thc Egyptians embalm their  dead? In a vain attempt to,defeat thc  inevitable corrosion of time. Yet  **at a mockery of existence these  ���epulehrcd,   mummified   forms I-  The  _ pious Hindoo indulge* as liis highest  future hope the absorption at death  fcito the nirvana of an" impersonal,  dreamless sleep. And the noble spirits  ���f the Greeks and Romans, waiuW-  mg* disembodied by. the Styx,-sighing  <    lor the earthly state they had lost, had  ���ut a fleeting -shadow of life.  How refreshing, then, like a rcnew-  ��� tag breath over the dry bones of the  world of death, these great words c-f  the Son-of Man :���."I am come that  they  might have "life,   and   that  they  ��� Si8**.  llave   il     more   abundantly."  ��� ii!?1 -s' .reIlS>on is a message, of life.  Sims �� its prime feature, its supreme  , purpose. It fulfils this mission in two  .ways :���  First, by awakening title spiritual life.  >lne life of man is threefold���animal,-  Intellectual, spiritual. The spiritual  u that in which exists the divine image.  It is far the noblest fcrm of life. It  w the life of fellowship with God, of  discernment of the spiritual and eternal," of heavenly aims and aspirations,  licet this uppermost round of life is  just that into wHich men and women  ��� ao not enter until awakened and lifted  up to it by religion. And so marvellous is the change of experience it  ���rings that it can only be denoted by "a  ���ew birth," a being "born again,"   an  ��� ��� ���petung of the soul's vision to a higher  realm of being.  And the second way in .which religion is a message of life is by its revelations cf immortality. This' "new.  creature" is superior to death. - The  Wtal principle, inbreathed by title Spirit  ���f God, can never die. Through the  shock of death it shall be preserved,  and when time shall be no more, and  . when at the archangel's trump creation sHall be uncreated,.undimmed will  it shine on in the firmament of eter-  tuty.  We see here, then, the great mistake  cf many conceptions about religion.  One of tlie most current of these is  that it fetters, narrows, circumscribes  lafe.- People shrink back,from religion,  fearing that it will largelyi make then-  part with life, take its vim, its range,  its felicity from it; whtarcas precisely  the reverse is true. Christ proclaimed  no fettered, gloomy, ascetic Gospel.  But His message was one of gcod  tidings, of freedom, of uplifting. He  not only-called to'Jife, but to larger  ��fe, to higher life, to more ��� exalted  raptures.    Religion denies   no rightful  Jleasure, it restricts no natural faculty.  t does net   preach    abstinence,    but  temperance.' It only adds to thc animal  ' and intellectual sense of being the spiritual, the crown and flower of life.  A notable illustration of this Morley  gives in-His "Life of Gladstone." "His  ., religious faith inspired him to high  thcught and noble action and gave new  ���trcngth and beauty to his fine nature.  (There was in the greatest English  scientists of the last century something  lacking, that left fhlem with a touch of  meanness, narrowness and hardness  and kept them to a lower range of manhood than that of Gladstone."    '  Religion, then, is a message of life,  and cf larger life. Those who hold  back from it are only debarring themselves from the noblest actions, thc  finest experiences and the rarest joys.  'At tide death of such a person," no matter what n--y have been his wealth and  mental culture, we may truly ,- say. :���  "He has never lived ; he has never beheld thc true secret of life." V Religion  but expands thc nature of man, broadens the diameter and enlarge^.the horizon of life. It quickens tlta spiritual,  it gives true freedom, it, fosters love  and good-will, it intensifies joy, and  over the mound of death it rears the  rainbow of an immortal hope/ ...,.:  We only then sound the vast range  of life and taste the rarest essence of  'being when we develop and' give scope  to our religious nature. This is that  message of a larger, fuller, more bliss  On the face of it, the answer fa obvi-  ��ua. A woman likes any kind of man  better than "no man at all. But -what  sort of man do tlie majority of women  like best? Good womenjippcar to'favo-i  bad men, perhaps because opposes  attract, and also because they frequently appear to entertain a foolish delusion that they might ��� be  able to reform ' them. On the other  jianJd, it is often found that'unprincipled  women���one does not like to call tncni  *bad,"-for, aa a gallant Irish'peer once  observed, tlie only way in the wotnld  that a true gentleman will ever attompt  to look at the faults of an attractive  Woman fa to shut his eyes���are usually  keen In -looking out for a man wihom  ttiey -term "a good sort"���one who. will  fct them -have -their own way in everything, and who is kind-'heartcd, gener-  ���vm, patient, aolf-sacrifioing and devoted  (it such can. be found)! But nearly all  tfornc-n appreciate a kind-licairted laaia, ��.  man who ia attentive to their wants,  oomsfderato of their weaknesses, full Of  patits flouts, and lavish with lite domphV  rrnenta nnd caresses���arid, needless toaay,'  hi* money.  A mean, niggardly mnn iapartkular-  h- dlakked, no matter what good qualifies ho may be posseted of In otJher direction*. It may be absolutely neces-  ���ary to exercise tho strictest supervision  ���ww the 'household expenditure, -but f��  the chancellor of( tlie domestic exchequer  fc��a_reduced tlie study of economy to a  Aae'art~an<ria little shout of a> financial  jenlus, ft will bo deemed .at be-St but a  negative virtue on his part, nnd his  theMoparing policy will rarely commend  itself either to his wife or to any other  mem bar of his (household. -  "I like a man to -be a man," Is an oft-  repeated dictum of tlhe fair sex. This  axiomatic saying seems, at first, o/bsurd-  ly simple. iBut the Delphic utterance,  with epigrammatic -brevity and c��jn-pre-  hensiveness, reveals,' upon examination,,  ��" tremendous truth. Woman, likes fl  man who i9 anything rather than a duplicate of herself. He must be manly, not  ememhmte; strong where she is weak-  bold where she is timid; dauntless, out-  epoken and passionate where she is hesitating, fearful,and reserved.  He must be a man- who can act well  l>U part in the outside world, for,  strange to say, woman raTely likes or  appreciates the domesticated, man,, who,  they say, is "like a woman about tho'  house," and who can wash and dress the  children, or put them to bed, or cook the  dinner with equal facility. Most women  ���eem actually "to prefer that a man  should be'positively helpless when within  the walls of his own home, but probably  this is because they wish him to realize  fcia utter dependence upon them, nnd his  incapacity 'to grapple with domestic  ���rohdema of any and every .kind during  their absence. -  It is the modern human- fashion, to  consider that women are -not Tided by  pulsion. Never was there a greater fallacy. If woman Is ruled by anything beyond her own whims and luvneies for the  moment, it is 'by passion���-but she calls  it love I Women, au fond, ore a-ll more  or less passionate, and the men who appeal to her primitive passions'and instincts are the men slit! really likea beslt.  thelic, ready to make the host of things,'  considerate in trifles, thoughtful for herj  comfort, and anxious to protect her to  the'best of his  nbility "till death  do'  them part."���''Modem Soolety."  roi   k-iii.-  Wornen and Kisses.  There are three clusaes of womeni  1. Women who want to be kissed,  - 2. Women  who do   not want  to  be  3. Women who look as though tihey  would like to be kissed, but won't let  men kiss 'them.  Tho first men kiss, the second they do  not kiss, the third they njqny.  A Thrilling: Moment  Tho deaifch of the famous Spanish.' toreador,  Reverte,  recalls  to the London  "Globe" one of tlio most thrUling incidents ever witnessed  in  Hie arena.    It  was at Bayonne.   After disposing of two  hulls,  Reverte   had 'twice    plunged  hia  sword into a third, of great strength aid  ferocity,   and   as   the   beast    continued  careering wildly, tlio spectators began to  hiss Reverte for bungling.   Wounded to  tlio very quick of liis pride, thc Spaniard  shouted, 'The bull is slain!" and, throwing u-side  liis sword, sank on ono knee  with folded arms in the middle of tha  ring.   He wag right, but ho liad not allowed for tho margin of accident, - Th��  wounded ��� beast  charged  full upon him,  but  the matador, splendid to the last,  kuelt motionless as a sta.tue, while the  ���poctators held their breath in horrified  suspense.   Reaching his" victim, 'tho bull  literally   bounded   at  him,  and    as  he  ���prang he sank in death, with 'liis laat effort giving one fea-rful lunge of tho head  that drove a horn into the thigh.of the  kneeling man,  and  laid  bar* 'tho bone  from the knee to- the joint.   Still Refverte  never  flinched,   hut  remained   kneeling,  exultant in victory, but calmly contemptuous  of applause,  till  he -was' carried  away to heal him of his grievous wound.  Plant Used as a Rouge.  TMan   dreams   of   fame  wakes to love,"  while   woman  and eiuoe love is a woman's "whole ex-  Tba Southern girl always had x pretty,  flush' on her cheeks, She docsm't rouge,  the other girls know that, for the flush  is for too natural to come from such an  eutsida source. Yet the fact remains  that she who last year was pale is this  year rosy. One day her hostess went into  tho room where.the Southern girl was  making her toilet and found her rubbing  a green leaf on her cheeks.  Of "course, then explanations were la  order. The green leaf, it seems, was just  oommon burdook. ' The burdock' haa a  fuzzy surface, which, rubbed -on the skin,  brings tha blood to the surface most effectively. After it is applied,'the more  the cheeks are bathed the redder they  become. Here's a rouge worth while. Of  coursa tho "feel" of the burdock ia not  the most agreeable thing in the world,  out ita effeots make up for its disagreeable qualities. The Southern girl was  having fresh leaves sent to her every day,  in the letters from home, and that is the  way she managed to keep up her healthful glow.  When her nefarious practice was thus  finally discovered, she explained that the  recipe  for making  and  retaining  rosy  \ cheeks waa an old one in her family, and  had been handed down to her by her  grandmother, who, in her turn in her  young days, had used, it, hut that she  f was not unwilling to share  the secret  Household Hints.  ���   Borax and .water is a good warti' for  the hair.  A burn will soon be relieved by application of flour and water.  Sprinkle carpets 'with salt.'..before  sweeping; this will freshen them".  When the oven ia too hot put a .basin  of cold water in it. . ,  A newspaper will polish a 'stove, better than a brush. 0,      ,   ;  _,  Erush pie crusts lightly over' with  fresh cream before putting them iii the  oven; this will give them a fine brown  tint.  Soak the soles of boots which creak  in  linseed  oil.  The nails of the hand can be improved by keeping them fifteen minutes in  hot water and then paring them. Polish  them with chamois leather dripped in  oil, and finely crushed pumice-stone.  Salt is a very useful, though'humble,  friend of the housekeeper, if she would  but realize t'e fact. Damp salt will  rub off thc oiscolorations left in cups  by thc sediment of tea and coffee. Salt  will set the dyes of black and colored  articles, if a little be added to the water  in which tiiese are washed. Salt, mixed  with lemon juice, removes the stains  of oak, tar or paint from the hands.  Salt and water, applied to basket and  straw work, and rubbed in with a soft  nail brush, is a most effective cleansing  agent. , Brass ornaments may be kept  bright by rubbing them occasionally  with salt and vinegar. Salt thrown  upon- the grate will soon put out a fire  in the chimney. Salt, when added in  proportion to whitewash,'induces the  latter to adhere more firmly to any surface to which 'it may be applied. -  At this time of year damp,beds become greater elements of danger 'than  they were in warm summer weather,  though, of course, at any time'a damp  bed is to be avoided. In.no household  should the precaution of airing the bed  linen before taking it into use be omitted, and it will make the bed more  healthy and more comfortable if an in-  dia rubber hot-water bottle, or a stone  bottle cased in flannel, be put in just  before bedtime.' As a final test of  dampness in a'bed, put a'small.looking  glass between, the sheets. Leave it  there for about five minutes," and if it  is then taken out with* a cloud or mist  upon its surface i it r's a sure sign that  the linen is not thoroughly dry. In  such,a case do not attempt to'sleep  between it; for damp bed ��� linen is ��� a  fruitful source of rheumatism and lung  affection.  OLD MM  A  Dodd's Kidney Pills Cured His  Kidney ; iaease of "Sears '  . Standing  Samuel J. Crow, Weil-Known as  the Leader of the North Pel ham  and Rosedene String Band, is  Again Enjbylne; Perfect Vigor.  Rosedene, Ont., Jan. Ill���(Special)  ���There are few, better known musi*  cians in this part 'of Canada thaa  Samuel J. Crow, for many years lead-i  er ot the old Pelham and -Rosedena  String Band, ,and only bis retiring  nature has kept him -from gaiaiug '��  national reputation. Consequently  his complete recovery from aa ' aggravated �� case of Kidney Disease al  years has aroused much comment  aere. > Interviewed regarding his oesq  Mi*. Crow said: ,,  "To-day I enjoy as good MealMi as 1  did in -boyhood and I give the 'antir*/  credit to Dodd's Kidney Pills.   I suffered for years from Kidney Trouble  which became 'aggravated upon  overj -  attack of cold and caused me agon|^  In the winter of 1898, it developed ini  to gravel,   when   I   was   totally   ub>'  fit for anything.    I tri,ed different man  diclnes .without the desired results.  "I was   in constant misery, when 1  commenced    to    use    Dodd's Kidnej  Pills.     To -my   astonishment and delight I immediately   began to   recon  er, and after using five boxes the disM  ease had entirely disappeared.   I hav-|(  Known others who were great suffer-*"  ers    to be entirely cured by    Dedd's  Kidney Pills."        '"     ���  ii �� i.i        - - i        i     ���ii������,���  -.,.���      was   HOC  unwiuini;   w>  auma   me   ikubi  S^to^r^Sttt ST com-1 with her ehums.-*Wavexley Magazine."  mon sense is not far to seek  fill life which religion brings, and  which Jesus voices in tltasc pregnant  words:���"I am come thai-they-might  have life, and that they might have it  more abundantly."  Those who of old Santa Claus  A silly myth would make,  Should do a liuie shopping,now  And find out their mythtakc  ���Cleveland Plain Dealer.  In apite of Wilkie's well-known boast  that though! it iook ihim half an hour just  '<to talk away his face" (on accbuint of  his extreme plainness) he would beat  any man.'.that entered the lists against  him for a lady's favor, it is undeniable  thait most women prefer men who' are  good-Jooking, and, in addition, well  groomed and. smart in appearance. Not  that they admire a dandy or a fop, or a  jnan who attaches too much importance  tq dress and fashion.  ���When Willde wrote his challenge to  Lord. Townshend he said: "Your lordship -is ono of the-handsomest men in the  kingdom, and I am one of the -ugliest;  yet give me Tout half an hour's start,  and I will enter the lisU against you  -with any woman you choose lo name,  because you will omit, attentions on account'of your fine exterior, which I'shall  double on account of .my plain one."  This is, of a certainty, a* challenge full  of assurance and conceit, but Wilkie  knew ttiia world���or, at any rate, the  f-Jminino portion of it���when he suggested <the powerful influence of "attentions." No true woman 'ivor disregards  er disapproves of "ul'tcnfioiw," even  when bestowed by men lo whom she is  fandifTercnt, but whfii I hey come from  tho inan of her heart nnd choice they are  treasured and prized cTionnouily.  !A woman Is both fond und iiuUiful,  .and the ..-more a nnvn ..respects her sen.-ii-  tivencss and her not always'or altogether.: unworthy .weaknesses over this question of'sentiment tho better will :dm like  hini. Women admire bravery,.'' pluck,  heroism an a man, also his skill in ath-  lefcie sports and. outdoor gumes generally.  Commanding intellect or talent does not  appeal-to.-them in the same, degree. Clever'-." women, An particular, havo a keen  eye for physical .perfection nnd prowess  In-a mon.. They admire a witty man,  but thoy do', not love him. The,.quiet  woman likes a lively man, .one .who can  "talk -interestingly," and prevent her  from-'.feeling dull; "���ihi>. chatterbox pr'a-  fcrs'-'a' cjuieter' spe'emil-ii of hurh'auiby,  who will be content to let her do all or  most ..of the talking, but who will, bo  goniiLl.aiid'attentive, not surly o>r gloomily unrosjj'oriHivc...'  "Has your master oonie homo yet?"  asked,t'he wife of a city--man, addressing  her h.oiiscinriid. "No. mn'nim," answered  the girl." "But 1 thought. I heard hiinin  the hall just now?" eon tinned the lady.  "Oh,.-that was Towner you heard, ma'am,  growiing- over a.-bone!" The grumpy,  growling kind Of man is most emphatl-'  eally not the kirn; of .man any woman  likes, but she ..'will forgivei a great deal i  A "London Fashion.  AocowBng to the London "Dally MalT  one ot ��� the most noiticeaMe changes i$  (men's fashions Is' the new watoh choir-  for evening wear, which is so quaint tha]  dfc cawiea those who behold it back it  Imagination to the early days off Coun]  d'Orsay and Lord Disraeli.   The "Daily  Mail" adds:   <rIt is a narrow band oj  black moire silk ornamented at the end!  with    delieaitely     fashioned     diamond  buckles.   The band is worn quite taut  across tflie waistcoat, and is about; the  length of the leather watch guard,now  popular among- sportsmen���,-t trifle that  looks  inconspicuous,   that  is   perfectly  practical, and that costs about half a  guinea.    The price of the blaok moir<  ���band with its diamond fittings depends  upon the value of the stones.   Anothei  reminiscence of the days of tho dandies  is the tendency among men at this present time to permit their hair to grow  a shade longer than has been fashiona;bl��  for some years past.     It is also burnished to such splendid brilliancy thaf  tho use of macassar oil might bo suspected,   though    the   effoob   is   really  gained by a strenuous wielding of tho  brush, completed by the  passmg of a  eilk handkerchief    over    tho a/mbroslal  lodes.   -Women who olwcrvo tho trend oi  tho times are fully, and not altogether  .without delight, expecting to sec tlhclr  men folk shyly cultivate a cropj of curia  above their marble brows, and modest  clusters of them behind their;cars, after  the  Eyronic  manner. ' They' note also  with  satisfaction   the    assiduity    with  ���which the tailors are cultivating in their  clients a neat and lissom waist, following the military tendency, accomplished  in many cases by the wearin<r of stays.  Stay-onnJccrs for men do not flaunt their  wares as a- rule in' their shop windows,  but all the same a. demand for corsets  for men, clevorly bbnod and made of the  most, dolicate pompadoitT brocade, or of  silk to match the underwear, ara in huge  demand."        >  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT-  lumps, and blemishes from horses.  >lood siiavin, curbs, ' splints,-. ' ring-'  ���tone, sweeney, stifles, spraias, Bor��  tnd swoJlen throat, coughs, etc. Sav��  SSO by the use of one bottle. Warranted the most wonderful Blomis'"  cure ever knowD.  Home Recipes. '  .Jellied tongue���One large' boiled  tongue, one_ and one-half ounces ��� of  gelatine, dissolved in half' a pint of  water, two teacupfuls of,rich, brown  veal gravy, one bunch of savory herbs,  one tablespoonful of sugar, one table-  spoonful, of burnt sugar, for coloring,  one tablespoonful of catsup, one pint  of boiling water, one egg, boiled hard.  Put together the gravy, sugar, catsup,  the burnt sugar, dissolved in a little  cold water, and the herbs. Add to  this - the gelatine, then the boiling  water, and strain ' through flannel ;  let the jelly cool and begin to thicken.  Wet a plain mold with cold water; put  a very little jelly in the bottom, and ar,.  range the slices ot hard-boiled egg in  it; pour in a little more jelly, then a  layer of tongue ; more jelly and tongue, and so on till the mold is filled.  Cover and set in a cold place till quite  firm. To turn it out, dip the mold in  hot water for an instant, invert upon'a  dish, and garnish with "celery or parsley  or nasturtium flowers. This makes a  very ornamental dish for breakfast or  supper. In serving, cut with a thin,  sharp knife perpendicularly. The remains of cold tongue or fowl may be  served in this manner, only using less  jelly, according to the quantity of  meat.  Horseradish sauce -��� Horseradish  sauce is to be served hot with roast  beef. 'Mix together, in the order  given, the following ingredients : Four  tnb'L-spoonfuls of grated horseradish,  four tablespoonfuls of powdered crackers, one-half of a cupful of cream, one  teaspoonful of powdered sugar, one  teaspoonful of salt, one-half 'of a salt-  spoonful of pepper, one teaspoonful of  made mustard and two tcaspoonfuls of  vinegar. When all the matcriahj have  been thoroughly mixed, heat them very  hot over boiling waten���New " York  Post.  Lemon pre^���One cup of sugar, two  tablespoonfuls of corn starch aiid a cup  of boiling water, butter half tire size  of an egg, the grated rind and juice of  a lemon; cook' together till clear, and  when cold add the yolk:of an egg. Line  the plate with paste and bake ; then fill;  putting on the white of an egg with a  little sugar for; icing; then put in the  oven and brown.  English -plum pudding���One pound  of raisjns, one-quarter of a pound" of  floKr, one pound of suet chopped fine,  one7 pound of currants, three-quarters  of a pound of stale breadcrumbs, half  a nutmeg, grated; one-quarter of a  pound of. brown sugar, five eggs', grated  rind of one lemon, half a pint 'of  brandy, half a pound of minced candied  orange peel. Clean currants, stone  raisins. Mix dry ingredients together.  Beat the eggs, add them to the brandy,  then pour over the dry ingredients aiid  mix thoroughly. Pack in greased  small kettles or moulds (this will make  six pounds), and boil six hours When  you make it and six when wanted for  use.      Serve with hard sauce.  Cocoanut pudding ��� Take three  ounces of butter, one-half pound of  grated cocoanut, one cupful and a half  of  stale   sponge  enkes   crumbled   fine,  three ounces of sugar, one large cup-,  ful  of milk,   six' eggs,   one-haB    tea- "  spoonful of vanilla,or rpsewater. Cream  the butter and sugar, and add the beat-'  en yolks ;��� when these are well mixed,-  putin the cocoanut;  stir well before'  adding the milk, cake crumbs and flavoring ; lastly, add the whites of three  eggs.      Pour the  mixture into  a  ni�� '  dish���which should not,be quite full���  and,, bake   one-half   an hour. '' At the  end of this time whip the other whrtcs '  to a very stiff froth..with three table--  spoonfuls  of white sugar, and    flavor  with vanilla.     Pile this in large spoon-'  fuls on the Spudding, and close the ovea  until it'is slightly brown.  Englishmen's' Three Gods.,        . {  The JOnglM-man is -"foe lasrt aKu^aanrag.  dvilized traces to be an oa-tist, a atasi-  nan or s, poet, but ho is the first to be'  a  ge-n-Memiaai.    An   Bnglislhmaaa   thinks,  ooldly, ilbvea coldly and. fights coldly, but  he gets there just *hc same.   There ia  ail ways a faooina.ting- smoothness about  him, wnd 'he  worships  three gods���liis  flag, his trade and his top-tout.���"Bulle-'  tin," Sydney.  A sihort time ago a pitman waa ask*1*!  by a .firiemd. who was very -bowlegged io  purchase when next "i* the toon " a pair  of stockings for him.    On the following  Saturdoy the pittn.an entered ,the shop of  a  well-known hosier to make the purchase.   The sb-opm.'ui was most obligin.ee:  but, ibavin^-  shown   tlio   Intending purchaser neauly every p-iir in stock, he at  last thought it time to nsk of tho man a  moro minute description of what was r��-  quiied.   He s*nrid he )wd shown nearly nil  th/-y had, nn-d ho was sure their shop wis  second to n-o-ne: and. as they had hitherto given satisfaction to <Ul classes, it wiia  strange they could not now suit a customer.    The pitman laconically replied,  ���"What I -waul, is a. pair ��* bow-legged  yins."  Harris Co-hen. the B.ix'tcr street clothier, whose recent deal'h rcveaJed the fact  'that the money he had made in business'  had all boon lost in horse racing, wias .  anything but an Irishman, yet frequently he made bulls.  One of his bull.-i concerned a -horse he  had just bought. A in.m said this -horse  was a poor one���said it could not compare wibli a c��rfciin animal of his own*  "ftubbibh!" Cohen retorted. "Rubbish I  Why, that horse of mine can sitsuid still  faster than yours can gallop."  Specialism is likely to run to sect!. A  phj-iician ju*t graduated from the medical school was asked about his plans. "I  am to be a spccitilist on tho nose."  "Ah!" asked hi- bright interlocutor,  "which nostril shall you treat?"  "Didn't you have a pleasant voyage?",  he asked.'" "Oli, yes," replied Miss Great-.  blood, "except for the vulgar trade wind��7  we    encountered."���Philadelphia'   " Led-  ��*er."' ���  The condition of the labor market in  Ixmdon, according to, Tho Star of that  city, Is described by a Salvation Army  oMcor who recently applied In person to '  a few of the advertisements.lit the dally  papers. An advertisement for a carpenter  aslced that applications shofild be mads at  9 a.m. - At half-past S 35 Workmen wero  In waiting-, and by 9 the number had- Increased to HO. The Electric Tram Company wanted mon for road work, and  when ono of the applicants arrived at S.30  there vrere over 300 men waiting-. Thirty,  who had shovels of their own. were engaged. For a job of night-watchman,'at  2-ls a week, there were over 200 applicants.  For the situation1 of a stoker to attend  to an undorg-rounfl boiler- and flres for a  week of 77 working hours at 25s, there  were 60 applicants. One man replied to  nn advertisement for a gardener, tho  wages being 22s a week. The man deter- .  mined to got It, If possible, and arrived  at the place at 7 a.m., when he saw a  crowd of 350 there before him. The saddest sight was the rush for a warehouso  porter's Job at a guinea, a woek. Thero  were no fewer than 150 men of all ages,  from 20 to CO, and all respectably dressed,  waltlnff.  277ft:rT.ft*YW>grtw*^-"i-<^':g^Ka'^ at-un'   ii. e.  TUXLUiY,     MA'K,ttfci    5,  PICKED UP MERE AND THER  Cttuvoh ��ti fiiigktiul:  Sc. Martin's ClnireK, ooi-. Tlili-J ami Tititn-  ������� *n>���wtr. SumVo-. eei-vioss, .Mnci:u, at 11 iu  bw, evensong-7 :S0 ji. iu. CWebi-uttoii of Iloly  Otmtiruir.lou; 1st Suiiduy !u <xich .tionth ami  tm ��>[MH-lut occfisioui. -Suiul.-.J ��>i:Ii<k>1. "5uii-  Any at !* p. in. <\>roinirt����o .Mut'iinp-s. ht  1'lil.iM��uy in pavh moi.th.  K��T. i>. 1.. ?tt.;>tit'ii<i</i)I Keutor.  tit. Amlr��w'H F-iviliylerian Church liolil  n>rvicfs In the Ohtiroli on S��oiind Sn-pi't.  .Mcii-iilny servioo ar 11 rvpiiiiijr servk-o 7:Sll  flmnla.f School at the- ��]oi--a oi tho uioi-iiin^  ���orvioo. Her. E.TurUhi';trni, MliiUt'T. Fit-o  Kc-N<llmf flixiiii, to vrliieli nil ni-e wc!r-oini\  IfAP  KH  fi'��w  %  H'j  i*1 t\ / ^r*  w*  NOTICE. -PUBLIC HEALTH.  Public attention is directed, to  the notices posted at various point.-*  in Town and on the Lake, and consumers are warned against using  for domestic purposcsauy water from  T91*-"-  J*,  LLIM&ttftN  Mew York, M.ireh />th.���"Ominous rumors," says a cable to the  New York Herald from St. Petersburg, have spread through all busi-  u-ss circles here that Pott Artliur,  is to be abandoned to the enemy after sinking, the Russian ships, us  wis cJ ue in the Cri,near w.ir.  Loudon,.March 4th.���According  to the Loudon Times, General Dra-  gomiroff, the former Governor' of  Kiefl", has been summoned to St.  Posers burg. During the war deliberations, he severely criticized Adcirkct  ���Russia's war policy and' insisted  that both' fleet and annv should irr.-  doing   budues's ai   th*:  - *    ;.We   are- still  Old Stand      '"   r  . '  'THE 'IRON    STORE.  And are'to the front with Fresh IWa  -    .   00  and the best brands of ' Butter,   backed  tip  by a full line ofOrcaflcsTBest brands oh the  y  -holes near the shore,  as the same  has been analyzed and "found  lo   be  mccliiitely evacuate Port Arthur   in  impure and uu-fit for domestic use. . ��rcler Uvivoid a'still greater disas-  J. A. Fraser,   ,  Local Board of Health  McDonald's    Grocery   .makes a  specialty of fresh eggs aiid butter.  A Concert will be given by the  Atlin,Musical and Dramatic Socie-  .ty on the 17th. JMcli. and a rehearsal will be held at the Rooms at 5  p'.m. on Tuesday.' AlUmembeis  are requested to attend.  ter.  The report is considered here in  military circles as of the direst import for Russia. The si.iking of  the Russian fleet where they are  l.sing. boitled up in the harbor,  means the abandonment of all war  tactics but land fighting, and military experts point out that to have  lo depend absolutely upon the rail-  OUR. MOTTO:   Fair treatment, to,oil  OUR   AIM:   Once a'Castumor, always a Customer."   '  THE' BRITISH COLLIMBIA'POWHK  AND  -1 road, and leave the Japanese free to  Fresh Eggs just arrived at E.  L. 'roam th��-seas and land troops  and  Pillman & Co's.       , ...    withdraw them at will,   is i-iviting  Among the arrivals this week the worst'defeat chronicled for mo-  were :��� J."F.Decks, John Fountain,.|dern arms. Yet the situation at  J.F.Breeze, H.W.E.Catiavan, W.H. | Port Arthur is seen and recognized  Vickers, J. McLeod, H. Cameron, as demanding heroic measures. It  A.Fulton, D.-McMillan and Mr. and is pointed out here by M. Diremeau,  ,   "MANUFACTURING..;Co./Limited, /.  ELECTRIC    LIGHT    RATES: ��� Installation',   $3:50-,u ligl.'t/'  16 Gac.dSo Power Incandescent $3sOOnop otonth faci* Kqht.  ���18  $1:50  90  Ciikaper,. Bbttek, Safes, Cleanlier, & Healthikk Than On..  MODKKN STF.AM LaUKDRY IS  CONNECTION���WaSH  RUNDI.1S8 COLLECTED   A    D  EL.1V1EJKD,  Better Worka'nd Cheaper Rales than any Possible'by Hand Labor  Mrs. Schulz.  Large shipment of Fresh canned  Meats, Chicken and Turkey, also  Rex Bacon & Hams. A. T. Co. Lcl.  ' The Royal Hotel Billiard Handicap was'won b\* Mr. C. B. Wyun-  Johason, ist. and K. L. Pillman  second.  French naval expert." 'that if Port  Arthur be evacuated, after sinking  of the ships, the vessels will have  to be utterly ruined to'prevent the  Japanese appearing there' with clivers and raising and' repairing the  ships for their own use."  Seoul,  March 2:��� The  Russian  forces at Anju arc  compelling the  Circulating Library,   containing | Koreans to supply   them  with rice,  the best books, at C. R. Bourse's.     j fodder aud fuel.    The Russians are  ���;-.;��*;  4i T. RMAN  ATLIN   &   DISCOYERY.  O  r*"7i"������*  '*** "����� .<3  .  ���"���   .,'-    ���i'i'&'k-f-'-i    .  '^-jS>:'  ':m^<:Ai.-;h  -,<���>!  A Match Game, at Billiards, between M. R. Jamieson, Discovery,  and A. C. Hirschfeld, Allin,'. was  played at the Kootenay Hotel last  Thursday. The game was 500 up,  -and was won by Mr Jamieson after  a well contested fight. A very  large and appreciative, audience  witnessed the game.  Late.n Magazines, Periodicals  sad Circulating Library at li. L.  Pillman & Co. '  Get your prices for Wall Paper  at K. L. Pillman & Co's before ordering elsewhere.  Ifyouwautagood meal go to the  Quick Lunch Room, Mrs Henniug  proprietr.ess.  During the winter.months the O.  K, Hnrber'fi Shop will only have  Baths ready on Wednesdays and  Saturdays,-Price 75 cents.  Slaughter Sale of Dry Goods at  K. L. Pillman & Co's.  fortifying An Tung hea-'ily, with  the evitliut intention of .preventing  the Japanese crossing the Yalu  River. The Commander'of the  British Gunboat is bringing down  residents of British nationality  from Song Chong, and reports  the death of Prince \'i Chai Sun, a  nephew of thc former King of Kc-  r;a, and a man who, from time to  time, has filled all the high posts of  tlie Kingdom.  Suez, March, 4:-- The . Russian  armored cruiser Dmitri "Donskoi"  which ha-j applied for permission to  remain here for repairs, has been  allowed five days in which tocornp-  Ittsthe necessary work and depart.'  Tokio, 4 h.��� Thc Trans-Si!;erian  Railroad between  Harbin  and   Ni-  kolisk has been destroyed,   cutting  off all communication   with   Vladivostock.  Shelf a?sd  Heavy   Hardware.  Giant   Powder  Fuse   and  Gaps.  Tin and Granite  Ware���-Miner s ct Blacksmith's.Supplies.���Doors and Windows:  - One .Price   to   A(I.S  ���DISCOVERY,   B.   C.    o     .  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS."  ALEXANDER   BlAIN,   Proprietor.  The Rise and Fall.  not:ce.  A Grand Carnival  will be held at the  Atlin   Rink, on Saturday, March 5th.  25 per cent of the  Gate Money  will be donated to the Churches.  Tickets, 50 eents.  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  4th.   inst,   areas follows:  below  Feb. 27  6  bel  ")W  2  28  14  6  29  19  ' 5  Mch.    1  32  2  2  8  19  3  **��  2  4  8  '  3  THE MOST POPULAR GUN MAOE  This gun is fully up to the  quality of our rifles, which for 38  years have been STANDARD.  It is made in 3 styles, and in 12,  16 and 20gauge. Bored for Nitro  Powder and fully guaranteed.  No. IOO  No. NO  No. 120  5") *�� ���  12.)>  |3.J>  Send stamp for large eataloguo lUnstrating  complete line, brimful of raluaWe information  to uportsmeu.  J. Stevens Arms ahd Tool Co.  P- 0- Bo*    ' WHOOPEE FAttS, MASS.  'Ke Atlin .Mining Co., I.id.  , To all -vlm-in :t an- co.:ce.;::  ..'OT1CE is lif-rebs gue-.i that C.  AI. limnsliaw has been ap.>ointtd  10 take charge of all property aid  u-'st-ls ol the above riieu'. iouwd company.  All parties havi'.-g accounts or  .lain*.-; ot any .knid w:.cusoe<.ei  ���igaii.st the si^J Join an. are herc-  ���>y requested io send st.ueme.it of  -ame immediate!} 'o said C. M.  rlamshaw, Atlin, B. Cf  '1 his notice to take effect as from  ' .lie 6th   day of February,  1904.  Dated this 12th. day ol February 1904  Fur Thc Atliu Mining Co. Ltd.  S. G. Uruff,  Secretary.  Latest Periodicals and Magazines  at   C. K. Bourne**.

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