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The Atlin Claim 1903-03-21

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 A DIIEMMA.  Affairs Political In a Curious  1 Tangle.  Tho Government Supporters Hold  a Caucus to Devise Ways and  ��       Moans.  The political atmosphere of the  Ptovince is at piesenl teaming with  all sorts of rumors. Since the Yale  bye-election the' Government side  is none two strong. The Premier  has always been known as a fighter  and he does not propose to have a  condition of affairs exist this^year  as obtained during last session,  namely, to have Joe Martin as  pilot. Col. Prior^thinks he should  have something to say in the  matter, and if he finds that he cannot control the Hous^e without deferring to a small minority ol its  members, he is disposed to treat the  country to heroics and appeal to  the people.  The difficulty which lies ahead  in following such a- course is one  which does not affect the fortunes,  of the politicians alone. It is one  of the gravest moment to the whole  country.    The  moment the House  'dissolves -the" new' redistribution  bill comes into effect, aud new lists  , must be prepared before an appeal  can be had to theN people under  those lists. Parliamentarians assert that this cannot be carried out  inside of three months, and that  even that petiod of time is insufficient when the scattered character  of the constituences of the Province  are  taken into consideration.    In  ���the meantime, the estimates would  be exhausted with no Parliament  in existence to vote supply.  This is the contingency which  stands in the 'way, and were it/hot  for the serious state of affairs which  it would invite, there is little doubt  but that the country would be  treated to a general election in  short order. It is stated by those  in a position to know, that His  Honor, the Lieut.-Governor, has  .already ..consented to grant the  Premier a dissolution should he so  desire.���Victoria Times.  During last week a caucus of  the Government supporters and  possible adherents was held in Victoria. The press was denied ad-  missiou, but from the little hints  which have been dropped here and  there, the possibility of a coalition  government seems to have been the  result of that caucus.  The opposition is not altogether  in harmony with its leader, and in  this fact the Government's position  is strengthened. Again, the leaders  of the different factions are undecided as to whether to appeal to  the people upon,party or Provincial  lines.    There's the rub.  LOCAL HAPPENINGS,  Coming   Events   Cast   Their  Shadows Before.  The Ophir Group of Leases on  Gold Run Chang-cos Hands ���  New Owners Wean Business.  I x  '. A deal was iccently consummated in Vancouver between Di. W."  G. Mitchell and associates and Mr.  W. J. Robinson, of Philadelphia,  representing Eastern'capitalists.    '  The propesty trausfened'is the  Ophir group of hydraulic leases,  containing some 200 acres. " The  consideration is reported to be in  be $35,000.,  A portion ot this" ground-' is  known to be rich, but "the new  owners will at once pioceed to exploit it by means of prospecting  drills pieparatory to installing a  modern diedge. "This property is  admirably suited to dredging operations, aucl^ we congratulate the  purchasers in having secured one  of the most promising propositions  in the district.    '  Extensive preparations are now  .being made by the Pine Greek  Power Company, under the-sup'er-  iutendence of Mr. Loveridge, for  the coming season's work. Some  twenty men are employed. The  pipe and flume lines ou discovery  claim are being re-installed and the  siphon, from the north to the south  side ditch, is being re-set. This  latter will probably be augmented  by the addition of a second siphon,  to be placed on the upper end of  the company's big flume, and the  south side ditch extended east to  connect.  It is rumored that this company  will conduct operations on lower  Spruce creek also this season, and  that an hydraulic plant ^as been  shipped for use on that creelc.  This company has purchased the  Irving Hotel premises, in Discovery, to be used as oifices aud ap-  partments for the men. The deal  was effected this week. A. R. McDonald the late owner will sho'rtly  move into the Royal Hotel, which"  he has just rebuilt.  (10m the coast ou Thursday, and  he and Mr. R.'D. Fethcrstonhaugh,  the company's mauagci, have  gone to' Mclwe to begin pre-  paiatioilStt'for the coming season's  work. It 'is reasonable to expect  that this company's operations will  uiect with very gieat success this  .season, and that, .fiom the share-  holdeis point of view, the year,will  be a banner one.  The paitners of the Stevendj'ke  Hydraulic Mining Partnership,  Ltd., have decided to consolidate  theii holdings, and aie seeking incorporation under the title of the  Stevendyke ' Consolidated, Gold  Fields, Limited. The capital of the  company'^is $125,000, divided into  25,000,shares, of par value of $5.  It will be a close corporation. The  company will have plenty of money  behind it for installation awd operating expenses.  The Northern Lumber Company's mill commenced operations  on Monday last. This season's  lumber,' owing to tha high price of  logs, will be $5 pci 1000 more thaiv  last year.   *^*   '' ��� Incinerated.  The British-American Dredging  Company is applying for a charter  to use the water of Pine creek at  the falls for the purpose of generating electric power.  The Atlin Mining Co., on Mc-  Kee creek, has had a gang of men  at work nearly all winter getting  out timbers for the construction of  a large reservoir, foi the purpose of  conserving the water supply. Active work on this will be commenced immediately. Mr. M. Brophy,  the  company's foreman,   returned  A sad.fatality is 'leported from  ���Dawson, under date of the 6th infct.'  The 45-Mile'road house on Hunker  was burned to the ground early  that morning, and' ,Chas. Burusry,  proprietor of the house,- his wife  and two children aiid Thomas  Baird, Government roadman art  known to have peiished ,in the  flames.  An Optimistic Estimate.  Believing that "all things are  possible," the following may be  taken for what it is worth :  "Wallace C. Taylor, of Atlin, in  an interview wilh a Seattle reporter,  estimates that the Atlin 'output for  1903 will reach $5,000,000."  En Route.  The Vancouver Ledger says,  "Mr. George A. Kerr, merchant of  Atlin, has just returned from the  east, where he has spent a couple  of months. He will go north in a  few days. Mr. Kerr took unto  himself a wife when lie was away,  but Mrs. Kerr will not come west  until her husband comes out next  summei."  Keep a Lookout.  On Saturday next, 28th inst,  there will be an eclipse of the sun  which will be visible in the far  northwest, including the State of  Washington, British Columbia aud  Alaska. The Astronomical account of the eclipse says, "path of  aunularity situated in Asia, China  aud the Arctic ocean."  Special Despatch.  Vancouver, B.C., March 20.���  'Mr. E. J. De Lamare has been lion-  orably acquitted ou all charges pie-  fened against him. "La Patrie," ,  of Monti eal, has published an apology.' Editor La Cocaide, of Paris,  one of the instigators of' the unjust  chaiges, -has been condemned to  fifteen and twelve mouths' imprisonment on two of the indictments  against the Banque Syndicate.  Mr. Lamare leaves, .Paris for Atlin" iiext month.-  Whitaker Wright   has   been arrested in New York/   Bail was re-  fused, and extradition has been ap-"  plied for.    The charge against him  is for the issuance of false  balance  sheets in connection with' the Lon-  f 1  don and Globe Company. - r  The strike of C. P. R. emplo-yees  in Vancouver is still on. ' The  Company has started an action for  damages against the stiikeis.  Estes, President of the Employees'  Federation, has been arrested , for  conspiracy in delaying the _ mail.  The 'longshoremen have refused to  join the strike.  A   convention   is  being held by  the Liberal  party-to discuss affairs  in respect of "party or  no party "  in connection  with'- Provincial  af-  iaus aiKl^V-p^oba^ld^eiiei'aTelec- ''  tionV    Ralph' Smith, M.P., is suggested   as   leader ' of  the  LibeiaL  party, much   to^ the chagrin of Joe  Martin.    Martin's  motion to defer  proceedings  indefinitely was negatived  by 17 against  54.    The con-    ���  ventioii is now no�� in the shade !  ' %mt   Canada's Boundary Counsel.  F. C. Wade, K.C., late Crown  Prosecutor of the Yukon, now resident in Winnipeg, has received  notification of his appointment as  one of the counsel to prepare Canada's case for presentation to the  Alaskan Boundary Commission. /  He has left for Ottawa, en route for  London.  ?3  A Fine Steamer.  The Pacific Coast Steamship Co.  has placed upon the Lynn Canal  run the fine passenger steamer,  City of Spokane. She made her  initial trip, arriving in Skagway  on the 15th inst. She is ou a 12-  day schedule.       ,,  Imperial Legislators.  A number of the members of both  of the Imperial Houses of Parliament, who are to visit Canada this  summer, propose to leave Liverpool about August 1st or 2nd, and  proceed diiect to Quebec and Montreal, thence to Ottawa, and from  there on to Banff, the Pacific coast,  Vancouver aud Victoria. On their  return they will visit Winnipeg,  Niagara and Toionto.  ', s  / A'  ��'$,  V /  J- ��( - ���','  "���1    -    -  f v   <-"*  '49  "- '   -     1 J X} -  si    .  J      ���,  -4 -  IS" "�����'���<;  '   .        -    IS $        b,  IB f  91. V^f  1  HI!' J s->  J--'s  ' 'I  A  .^AA'  ^i����^i:&:fei^iArta&d&.ii!&i'&'Kt"': * ������ -i2��s��i&*i' iA.A! ri--  .,.;,)>  7A7A' of'jgAA' ���^^ritfej^^y^^A-j.;^!^ ^��f^.'-^. <&_*������-*��. '._,... ���wi^mk&J'A^^L^^M znz  systems of ethics or code* of laws, but  knowledge, personal, knowledge, of God  Lot us scoj: unlil'we find. Tho voice  of Paul is lifted up on printed page, in  Christian pulpit, in liuninn life, in a  thousand, ways to-day. Let us "Slop!  Look! Lislen!" until the unknown Ood  becomes to U3 the reality that lis  stands for in (.lie chinch ami that lie  lias been to millions who follow in His  footstep-i to-day. Let us heed Paul  nnd surmount tho hidden altar in oui  kcaHs wil.'h its mysterious hwription.  wilh tho imago of Jesus Christ, the only  Tine, .so Hint wo oursrJvos, as all olhet  men,  shall  "see nnd believe I"  fiirr  Fc-S" tho Fezrenor.  A pood grafting wax is made of fow  pounds lToJii. one pound of tallow and  one pound ol lieuswa-c. Molt nil togeMior  over a slow lire, and when melted pour  into a vi'iM'l of cold water and pull as  with showiinki'i''-; wax. When wanted  lor-iisc sullen with warm water.  . "Kliom then'Iorr re I<j-nr>iantly woralilp,  him  declare  1   unto  you.���Acts, .xvil.,  i&S.  The relative   .significance of events is  ��� not appieoiatod by the participants  therein. As distance throws -enchantment upon tho view, so rlime gives accuracy to tho judgment. If you were  esked the nanne of ihe most important  place'��� tho -history of the .woi Id from  ��. secular point of view you wo-.'ld say  Greece,   and   representing   it,   as   Paris  ' doos Fmnoo, A'tbona.  Thcro tho hnsnan mind reached its  g-rca-tcsfc (lovi'lapment ; there the grr<it-  ,ost boi&ily perfection was exhibited ;  thcro tho prormindr.<>t philosophies  flourished -, ait, ]H>oli-y, song ^here^at-  tadned their maximum. At, tiie tound of  lAilrcus the memory is thronged with  brilliant and glorious figures. It was  the, liomo of Pericles. Milliados. 'Ai i->lo-  ,tle, Demos! li ones and l'hidins,���the catalogue i�� endlesa. Vet '.Athens will be  rcincuibered    forever,   even   should   the  ' names of these anen and iJheir exploits be  forgot.to.ri, for the visit of an uiling, ���  wandering little. Hebrew, who was greater than them all.  Visitors to the classic'spot seek JirsS  not the groves of Acadeinus, the temple  crowned Acropolis, ithc gardens of Iflpieu-_  rus or tho Stoo, of Zcno, but .Mars Hill,  the reek of Areopagus, iwheic Saint Paul cauao of ���Teasines3 in butter. It is, of  preached one of the -greatest sermons I comae, well known that if, butter-is  tliat ever burst from 'human  heait. ^ ct ! heated   to   a   certain   point     (about   90  ,,, ,    , ,.       ,,,,   ,��� ���, I togrces)  it will  chunge lro-m  the  solid  the sermon had no result.      lhere were.  . =..    '..     .. �����  only two converts.     It was giecfed with  Jnvesti.-.-itions at various experiment  stations indicalo that it requires about  three, pounds ot potatoos to equal one  pound ot hay, and for horses standing  idle in I lie barn, potatoes may bo used  to some exlont where refuse ones can  bs.liad very cheap.      '',,  Creasy Butter.  By gTcasy or oily butter is meant  butter that is soft, and oily in appearance, without the granular slrucluro  and firm texture of fiist-class butter. A  number of causes and conditions, either  together or singly, may cause tlio gieasy  condition.    Temperature    is a frequent  "teeel clTieks filI7TTOm"~ivfenty-four~ to  thirty-six hours old. - Then give them  stale broad, soaked'in sweet milk and  squeezed. Tho best feed wa have ever  used i3 one-third cornim-al, two-thirds  bran, mixed stiff in milk, oither skim  or whole. Sour milk will not hurt after  they are ac week or'ten days old. Don't  let food stand. They will relish mashed  potatoes, oatmeal, dry or cooked, for a  change, and meat in some form. If  they can't get gieen gracJ3, give thorn  other vegetable food.  , Kee>p them busy and growing. Tho  whole secret of successful poultry raising  is in tho fust six -weeks' good vigorous  growing. 'Ihe market rcqiiiios attention if best price-* are to be obtained.  Don't allow male bhda with hiving bans,  as few people lelish the idea of buying  eggs with chickens in, the shell., Havo  eggs clean and soiled for size and color.  In every town and oily a person who  can guarantee eggs fresh and -=\,cot ohu  command a premium from customers.  The cities and tourist trade would he  more profitable' if the proper quality  was produced.    It is astonishing to sea  ^VLSSHMfe- ta., i  ; imperialism-in Chile.  Under the heading "imperialism in  Chile," Tho Literary Digest has the following,:���Itfis often said that the South  American nations regard 'the United  States with apprehension as a rjov. cr  that is aiming at the absorption of this  whole hemisphere under cover of the  Monroe doctrine. J3ut this notion finds  more favor in the liuropcan press than  in the press of South America. .Newspapers in the great continent to Ihe  south of us seem to dread Chile far moic  than they dread the United States. The  rise of tho Andean republic lrom msig-  nilicanco lo a, commanding position on  tho Pacific, tier vigorous loioign policy,  involving disputes with 1'eiu, JJuliii.i,  Argentina and other countries, and the  'cam she lavishes upon her army and  navy are held to bu symptoms ol imperialism. The 'Prijnsa"(Uu(MioSf Ayres) is  ne\ er weary of warning South'America  ayainM, ( hiie,  and this paper is a scri-  tion of industrious foreigners who could  prosper there." The accompanying illustrations are from La Preiiaj. (Buenos  Ayres).   '  England's foremost farmer is a woman, the Hon. Mis. Muiray Smith. On  her estate at Gurniey Hal] /'she raises  the finest Jersey cattle biod anywhere.  She personally supervises all details and  provides every modern' iinpro\ c'ment.  Ifer cattle take many prizes Ihioughoufc  England. Mrs. Smilh attends to all  correspondence and bookkeeping, besides  managing the dairy. She also keeps-  the pedigree of every animal,  ,  j,'     A Ele' ctric al Rat-TYp.  the  bluelc-skinnod  stulT  that  is  oll'e.cd    oils pr��im whose opinions carry weight  for sale in tho cities.    The haiglisli market  would   take   .1)10,000,000  v,orth     ot  dicssod poultry e\ory year���Myion  A.  Gee, On; u-io, in "American Cultivator."  =   <  Hmnios' of the Hour.  laughter,  mockery,  contemptuous indif-  ��� forencs.       Saint     Paul     could      fight  against   opposition like   the   soldier "he  was, but he could not face thfse things,  r I  ^and ha promptly left the city. He  founded no church theic. He never  went fcack. As far as humanity can  judge, his words were haiie, yet the  vis-it of 0a-int Paul distinguishes Aohens  h the liquid condition, or molt. But-  2er that'has been melted will never le-  gain its former texture, and will always  be more or less greasy, no matter what  or how careful manipulation it may nave  ,-undoigonc. This greasinejs oi butler  that'has been melted is an important  character in 'detecting "renovated" butter. But 'it is not necessary that butter be melted in order to show gieasK  ness. As is well known, butter softens  rapidly as the temperature is raised before the melting point is reached, and  "Doesn't it give you a terrible feeling  when you run over a man 1" they aakod  him.  "Yes, if he's a large man," replied  tho au'tomobilist." "It gives mo a proity,  (rough jolt sometimes."���Chicago Tribune   ' , ,  11 ��i> yj. :���  "Chile's grand   aim   is  control  of   the  Pacitic so far as    thai control    would  in tho minds of millions who care litth ,.,.,,,--,  far tho otiior worthies. 'the tiling that ,bu", ' tlwt h?s undcigoiie any con,id-  wis of so little importance to luiT ton-. "obi* amount of alternate sol toning  temporaries ltoa.t no local chronicler and hardening will become more or less  mention it,'so far as we know, h:.s dom- greasy, even though it^as ori��inttIly of  inatcd cvorr.othci fact in the bistorv . good tcxluie. Butter ia a mixture of a  of that commontrcnUh.      Vnhv ? *    number of fats  some of which are solid  ���/ Because the .situation in Allien- is one A11"1 aomo liquid at ordinary tempera-  Uriilph is 'icppoduced in millions of m-j tur.8- ��� l��sa ^s.vary m/proportion  dividual oases to-day ; because we lypi-'  "Tlioy  say  you're   making  plejity   ol  money in the slock maiket."  '    "Yes.     I never fail." -  "Really? You gel stiaighl tips, oh ?*  "Not much.     1 sell them."���Philadelphia l'ress.  "I don't care lo marry���at least not  yet," said the flirt.  '"\Vhy not V asked the matron.  "Because as matters are now I havo  the attention of half a, dozen men, wlulo  if I mariied I would have the attention  of only one."  "Huh!" exclaimed the matron, "you  wouldn't havo even that."���Chicago  Post.  ��  BRAZIL  1810 '  ture.  under various conditions, and as a eon-  'i.  fy in ourselves th���t Athenian popuLUibn , se(lU01Jf- dilleienfc   butters   aie   harder  -but with   a ditrereV.ce.      Wo ca-n  put \ ��l   *?iter _��wooiduig   to   the  propc-rtion  ourselves in .the  place of  the  seolTing Greek an  to that seimon.  sneerin" ��^ bax& or s0-^ ^3 that they contain,  seolTing Greek multitude and listen ag-un ! fnd buUer,,may frequently contain so  to that seimon.     It appeals to us It il, ^S8.? proportjon of soft late as Lo be  did not lo them.     The words had no ef-   ^e^!^t     r,", ^'TIJ-  w^ii,^  c   .  ,,        ,    .  ,.      ,, ,,, . j��� j.,��� ������ i or  oiliness.    Ceitain ioous nota^blv  in-  feet then, but they (bum m the human   flu fc]     L   fct      .      w ia ifc  soul .to-day, - -- .....'���  Counhics live on, governments exist  by incrli.i, long after tihe national spirit,  -or .the vitalizing foice which 'brought  thorn inlh being has spent itself. J'  was so with Athens. The uld lo-vo ol  liberty w;u> gone. Tha.L beautiful na-  turnl religion which  in  its highest  de-  is generally recognized that an undue  amount of linseed moal and some other  foods wiH.xesult in a soft or oily butter from the cows so fed. Lastly, an  important source of greasy butter is  caused by improper majupul ifcion during  imaniifaotui o. If tho cream is ripened,  and particularly if it is churned at too  There arc two sides lo a jail, and it's  easier to get inside the out-aide than  it is to got outside the .inside.���Baltimore News. '  Judy���Will ye give me yer promise,  Dennis,   that ye'll love  me fOliver?  Dennis���Sure, an' oi'd like to do that  same. Judy, but ofm hardly of tho  opinion that oi'll lasht as long is that.���  Richmond Despatch.  Mothei���Johnny, how is it you stand  so muc'. lower in your studies in Janu-  aiy  than you ,did* in  December ?  -  &on���Ch I ' lOveiylhing - is marked  down after the hohdayb, you know,  mother !���Puck.  velopmonfc   prodded   philosophers   like , hi h-a temperature, the butter will be  Socrates and Plato li-.ul vanished.    The   soffc or       ' If Ulu buttor ig worb.  Athenians  followed  inJifTerently   Epicu  rus or Zeno, embracing, ,\a men do in all  groasy.  ed too long, or when it is too waim, it  , . ,, ,  ,,     ,    , , will also be soft, but in this case it i3  human sj-stems, the wea.c and the bad, ] m0T0 likol    to he        a      thjm oily_ iIf  disrcgiirding  the  good  and noble.    '1 he I changes in temperature, particularly 4n  Epicuieans     apotheosized     lust;      the | tho <Jr6aTn> Me brought about too rap-  .Stoics made a religion of indifference or , td]y) fche Tesuibing butter is likelv to  despair. If those weic the principal re-1 6Uffer }n texture. This raises the qucs-  iig'ions, the City WiVS /full of other gods.   tion of fche pl.oper tonnperaturcs for the  -���Aithens    was like Now    York In  that. I rinenina-.   churtiins   and     workinsr.  but  jiYou could scarcely oast a stone in Any  direction without hitting somebody's  god.      Thoac   gods   wcro   embodied   in  in  every j)033ible  sta/tues   tthat    stood  pla��s of displiiy.  Tho heairl of Saint Paul sickened at  the isigbt. He disputed, as the ancient  philosophers -had   done, in   the   ma.rket  -(jplacc, 'proclaiming the tiuth of his great  Shessage. The pecplc listened, and, in  necordance with    a.ncien_t fu^to-iOj   thoy  .^ookhim to the Areopagus, a spot where  ,of old a ��ou.rt had been charged with  the duty of heai-ins the advocates of  *ny new religions. Tiie court was merely  a name then, but they took him there,  and there on that rock that ugly little  Jew, Paul, who was the greatest of all  JewB, stood where four hundred years  before tha.t ugly little Greek, Socrates,  who was the graatc&t of all Greeks, had  stood,  to  proclaim Christ's gos-pel.  There was one altar he noticed in the  city that had no statue on it, that bore  the inscription '"To the Unknown God,"  ns if to indicate that there was something highor and greater -which could  nnitlier bo localized nor described in  maible nor com.prchended in the schemes  of the philosophers, which appealed to  tiie thoughtful even among the careless,  Bcopticnl Greeks. That God was lie  iwhotii Saint Paul preached bo unavailing! y.     So it is to-day.  This is technically a Christian nation.  Stop the passersby in the street with tho  question and you will find few who will  avow an niboolufc disbelief-In God. But  most of us worship Him as nn unknown  God. lie is an idea, an abstraction,  not a reality. We have other gods,  Pliitus, Venus, Bacchus, some few Minerva, but every one has an altar in some  corner to the unknown God, which ia  Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Is there a decay in public religion ?  'Arc men inditTercnt to Christ ? Will  they, like those ancient Greeks clustered'on Mars Ilill, turn away with sneer,  ���with In tighter -when the .truth is proclaimed? With mock or real courtesy,  but with fatal 'procrastination, will they  promise to give the subject their attention a.t a more convenient season ?  What will you do /who read ? The  greatest thing about a man is his attitude toward religion, for that determines tho man. The greatest discovery  that man can make is the individual  discovery of God in Christ Jesus. It  18 a personal religion that we want, no  ripening, churtiing and working, but  since titesd temperatures are largely  governed by the proportion of hard and  soft fats in the milk, it can only bo  said that tho proper temperatures are  tho lowest at"which these processes can  be carried on faiirlv le-adily and in a  moderate time. C. G. Freer-Tkonger, in  "Parm and Home" (Bng.).  A Young Detective.  Key to Profits in Poultry.  The vigor of farm poultry must bo  kept up in order to have profitable  Stock, as weak inbred stock does not  thrive or lay -well. There is a mistake  made in ..calling for extremely heavy  weights in a breed. Select biids about  the atawd.ird weight for tho chosen  breed, and get them thick fleshed unci  solid. Avoid a knock-kneed or crooked-  backocl bird, and a low comb is pre-  tforable in dressed birds. -The active,  alert hen is the layer. Select eggs  from 3'our best layers for hatching and  use pure breeds by all means, as they  dressiinore unifoimly and give the best  all-round   satisfaction.  A good "poultry house has the following qualifications : warmth, dryness,  brightness and cleanliness. Have a '  four-inch dead nir apace, lathed and  plastered, not too much glass, low  ceilings and all furniture movable Permanent fixtures are often lice harbors.  A good house could be mado oheap by  2x4 studding, lathed inside, eoilod outside of studa with cheap lumber; tar  paper on two or three thiokijcsees and  side walls shingled; put paper on sheeting under shingles.  Give but little feed, and make them  take lots off exercise- A yery light  maah of olorer chaff, bran Bad oata  ground fine, mixed stiff, ia used in the  moroing,7>8 it readily ia aaaknflsted by  the fowl. Do not feed .more than a  quart to a dozen hens.; Feed al! grain  in litter, and for noon give vegetables  and meat in some form. Boil odds and  ends of butchering rather than feed to  dogs. Keep them well 'supplied with  grit   and  clean  water. ;       ,.-.'  The secret of winter eggs ie comfortable roosting quarters, ;meat and.exercise. Young hons lay hotter than old  ones, n-nd iimic strains.excel in egg pro*  duetion. Dutch chicks as early as possible. The curly ones catch the worm  for either egg basket or market. Don't  There is a ten-year-old boy in Boston  whose mother thinks he is destined to  become a noted detective. One day he  was begging for permission to try his  hand at mending a bioken umbrella  over which his father was working, and  at last he was sent out of the loom on  an errand.   "  When he returned his father and  mother weie talking, and the umbrella  had vanished. ��  "1 know where youVe put it," ha  said, after a glance around the room.  "You've put il in that closet, and "  "Well, where else should I put it ?"  demanded his father, impatiently ; but  the mother waited for her.boy to finish.  "I know it's theie," he said, triumphantly, "because whenever you open  the closet door that photograph on tho  end of the bookshelf falls down, and it's  down now. And I know 'twas father  put it in, for mother would have stood  the picture up again."  er bs idS��  If you will clve your dlgrostlon a.  root, it will get along.   You can do  -this by moans of  DR.  VON   STAN'S  PINEAPPLE TABLETS  which dig��st your food and rest  your stomach. You want relief and  cure.  Pineapple relieves at once and  cures quickly. No stomach can be  cured except it can rest while digestion g-oes on safely. The patient  eats heartily while taking hi9 cure.  It strengthens the weakest stomach.  Pineapple is nature's simplest and  quickest euro���Price, 33c.  In five minutes after using Dr.  Agnew's CataiThal Powder the  hearing1 has begun, and it continues  till the work is quickly complete.  New health, comfort in breathing)  new vigor, and removal of danger  ef consumption or pulmonary  trouble. 8  exclude oilier Soulh .American nations  from it. To this end Chile has not kept  faith with Bolivia or Peru in her treaties with those powers. There are no  wars in consequence simply because  Chile, lieing the strongci, is able lo  apply the law of conquest. Kor this  ^reason there exists a latal status quo  on the Pacific coast answering to all  the conditions of an armed peace. it  is false lo say* that this Pacific problem ia regulated according to treaty.  Chile refuses to lie bound by any treaty  whatever, feeling hciself too powerful to  submit to such restiaint. She confonns  in her international relations only to  such conditions as suit herself. She nd-  heies neither to the lct-ter nor to the  spirit of any compact. ' She proposes  new -tieatica to the weak, but such,  treaties are but subterfuges for the,  enlargement ol her-territory. 'This is  the plain truth in regtud lo Chile."  ,. Sentiments of this .nature are a source  of intense disgust to the netrspapers of  Chile. The Lei (Santiago) repudiates  these insinuations vehemently and say-s  the Argentine press is perpetually trying to poison the South American mind  against Chile. "Chile," says'"the Santiago sheet, "has^ for many years been  the object of a campaign of .detraction.  Sho is regarded by many in consequence  as a robber and predatory State, but  the truth will be vindicated in the end  ��� i �� v-  .....  1 \    c  i   *��   '���  *.      BRAZIL  V*.  a.       i��  1  L~y J  s       J  3 ��� *  **T  {  1  1  1  -  CI-IH.3S  0302  l��fl      1  Under   tills   hcadincr   a   curious   dec-  tiical   tale   is   unfolded   in   the    "Elcc-  .trical     Keviow." '   The     story,     which  is told in the words of an, expert in electrical-construction, runs as follows:    An  tindortrround cablo system for supplying  light by means of a 2,000-volt aUcr'mit"  ing-current'system lins been installed in  an Ohio town.    Shortly after the plant  i was put .into operation  there .began to  be trouble with the line, which'appeared  and disappeared periodically for a month  without apparent cau��c. "By this time,"  says ulio uuiralor,/'one of the lines began  lo show  considerable  leakage, and  1 tried lo locate the trouble, which work,  howevor, was interrupted by the dyna-  , mm�� starting' up.    That night, however, 7  our   regular   chronic   trouble 'came   on  again and this time remained on instead  'of clearing itself as the others had done,  and n quick opening of -switches showed  that it was"on the-, damc'circuil we had  tca't'ed     during     the    day!      Well,   wo  kept   the   circuit   g��'"o until   morning,  and    then   .we    sUirti-d    out    to    Unci  the  trouble.      X'.y , very  i caioful - testing   wc   soon 'tiuccd   il    to a   certain  rather old factory  building.    Going in- '���  side wo tested tlio transformer, but that  was all right,, but  there .was a ground  between the transformer'and the street,  so that we followed  I he primary cables  in'thaI 'direction, which passed through  an unused coal and junk room.   As soon  as we entered tho place, which it seems  rio -one else ever  thought of doing, we>  were greeted by an' odor that was suf-  -focating, and near the pipe entrance leading to the slieel we found a pile of decomposed   and   decomposing   l.-its.     We '  called tho janitor, got them out of doors-  as   quickly  as   possible,  and "then    the-  cause   'of    the    trouble    was'   plainly  apparent,    for . every    lal    was    more  or    less    burned;,    But    how?  ,  Going '  back   lo    the    cellar   ,we    found    one  rat' still lying across our cables, burned  to a crisp.   Looking at the cables again   -  we found .them gnawed through in moie  than   a  dozen  different    places.     Nov.  what had induced those iats to climb up ���  there and gnaw through thai lead cable  and electrocute themselves?   1 put thi3  question to a naturalist who lived in tho  city,  who  explained it  by  saying  that  probably  the  iats.  being very   keen  of  "hearing, 'had noticed a "slight hum from,,  the alternating-current cables; aud, imag-    '  ining  that'the pipes contained lunning  water, gnawed thiough the lead sheath- '-  ing   and   rubber   insulation" until   they  ���reached' the   copper    wire,   when    they  would  be   killed,  and,  without making  even a sound  lo wain others, drop to  the floor below."  The Only Way 0uro  Knicker���Gassolene says he must cut  down expenses.   Can't alfoid to support  c!  and Chile may rest assured of the ultimate respect of the world." And Tho  South Ameiican Journal (London), organ of tho British investor, is prompted  to defend Chila in these terms :  "In our opinion, the idea that tie  Chilians keep steadily before them a  policy of conquest is erroneous, or at  least largely exaggerated. W�� believe  that they will be aible to Hnd within  the limits of their own country ample  scope foi their energies for many years  to come, and thai the most influential  part of tho nation has no desire for  war. This ii what the Government  ought to make manifest to the world.  They could do so by publishing widely a  descriptive account of the country's resources and possibilities of development,  and the opportunities wliich.it offers for  immigrants and the employment of capital. This ought to be drawn up,in a  systematic and practical manner, not  on such merely general and superficial  lines as have usually been adopted in  such works; and it ought to be supplemented by establishing properly organized information,'offices in Chile and in  the principal countries of Europe. If  pre-perly carried out, such a system of  publicity would bring immediate and  great.7 benefits to the republic. It  would, as,we have said, tend to dissipate the idea that the Chilians must  perforce seek to make their living outside their new country aud that thcro  is room for u large increase of popula-  "When I want to borrow a dollar I  never go to a friend," he said, as if he  were leading up to something. "Ah,  well," replied the other, extending his  hand, " let us s be friends."���" Yonkers  Statesman."  First Author���Are vou a contributor  to the "Atlantic 'Monthly?"   Second Author���No, but on my tiip abroad I was  a contributor to the Atlantic daily.���The-  "Punch-Bowl."  Johnny hanged his little sister, *  She was dead before they missed her,  Johnny's alius up to tricks,  Ain't lie cute?   lie's only six. >  ���Cornell "Widow."  Heart Disease the f^ost  Sudden and Dangerous of Ailments.  gnew?s  ore.  Stealthy as a thief in the night, HearV  Disease heralds its coming only by the  deadly grip it lays upon its victim���the  distressing symptoms of Palpitation and  Short Breath, Smothering Spells, Ver��  tigo, etc., Nothing win remove thei*  fatal grasp save Dr. Agnew's Cure tot  the Heart. Totally unlike all other  remedies, it acts on the nerves through,  the heart. ��� It has saved thousands of  lives���will save yours. A. Du Berger,  Waterloo, Que., writes: "Alfred Coul-  dry, who lives at Geo. Bell's, in West  Shefford, has suffered from terrible  heart trouble for the last four years.  He has been completely cured after using  eight bottles of Dr. Agnew's marvelous  omedy."  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder  Is universally recog ized as a speclfia  for Catarrh, Cold in the Head, Sore  Throat, Influenza, Hay Fever, Tonsilitii  and all the distressing results of a neglected "bad cold-" No. S��  i  >1  Ch  1  *!W.j^-.vHlro;K^  ,3Sl��-uJ.iti.i*f.��.*v**wsxrc:a2v''-�����C  ����� ..wr���-���i^j.,��� 9-?*  -aAfifrV  ��S  HARKIAGES OJ? MEN  CURIOUS  COURTSHIPS   SAND  _ POSALS.  PRQ^  - 3omo Entertaining Scr.ipt. of Family nr*,  tory���A Komuutic Klcinmt 1m Dllxeri Fjx>  Witn Must Lovo Annus,��� Intuicst Kovor  Xlagi in tho Subject. ,  Marriage has always fieen one of  the world's greatest themes. Interest  never flags in the subject Men have  ' tired of their own matrimonial experiences sometimes, but 'of other people's never. >��� ,  The great thing, as a wise philosopher said, ib to get the right girl.  Theie is no stereotyped way of gct-  ting^hor. Just as men have found different ways of pioposmg, so there  t' have been endless ways in which men  have mot their fates. A romantic  element is mixed up with most lovo  affairs.  Horace Greeley    nnd  Mary    Young  1   Cheney  wore   married   the   first    day  they met.   They had corresponded for  eome time, a mutual friend, who was  something  of  a  matchmaker,   having  t)i ought  this  about.    She  was young  and beautiful and all his fancy paint-  ���ed her, but she was much disappointed In his appearance,,so much so that  ;whcn ho appeared before her, having  'proposed and bepn accepted by letter  and tho marriage day fixed, she fiank-^  ly told him that although she mamed1  "him,'sho,. was  not in lovo with him.  Their married life was-long and hap-  -py  and   tho  1qs>s    of  his  wife--was a  -blow.which ho did not long suivlve.  The second time that Bismaick'met  '!Frauloin    Johanna    Puttkammer    he"  'kissed her soundly In the presence of  a number of guests.    The lmmediuto  'effect    of     th!3      embarrassing   and  -chocking , behavior was  the    promnt  announcement of the betrothal, winch  ���was- soon    followed by the niairir-gc.  The first time Mary Todd met Lincoln she said    to her sister:      '"'hat  man  will  be  President  one  of  these  -days.    He will make a husband to bo  -proud of "    About that time Lincoln's  -chances of becoming President seamed,  as    remote as possible, , and    Mary's  sister ^-laughed  the idea to scorn.    A  few months afterward Mary^Todd was  ^married to "Ugly Abe," and in fourteen years the prediction was fulfilled  !As a    child the future   ,Mrs. Lincoln'  had prophesied ,that she would become  rthe wife ofta President of .the United  States.,, ,    ^       ,  The first August, Belmont's marriage to Commodore Perry's daughter  .��i aw. out of a duel. At his first meetj  iug with the lady, a blooming: Baltimore belle," at the theatre,',he-,challenged a man who made some remark'  reflecting on the virtue of women generally. 'When the, smoke of the eimul-  taneous fire of the two pistols cleared  away it was found that the bully had  a bullet through his heart and Belmont a ball In the leg. He became a  hero of the hour;, proposed to the  leautiful Miss Perry and was accepted. He said It was her noblr face that  nerved him to resent the Imputation  on her sex.   '  ��ged to continue his visits to'his fair  one. One bright moonlight night the  Commodore, rousing up from an aTrer-  dinner nap, discovered young Poi ler  and his sweetheart behind one of the  tvindowa of the stern ports.  "Young man," thundered the Commodore, "how did you onter this'cab-  In?" Tha midshipman replied. "Tho  ttrderly Is not to blame. I came over  the mlzzen chains and through the  juarter galley window." Midshipman  Porter, through the balance of tho  trulse was regularly admitted to visit  tho cabin and on the ship's^ arrival-  kome the marriage took place.    -^_,  GREELEY'S MANNERS WERE   BAD.  But  Thoy  were   Forgiven    Tor  tho   Fine  Speech lie Made A.Cterirni ds.  1  Horace Greeley stories being in order, in view of the' unveiling of his  statue recently, gI- will toll one  that I r heard In New Orleans., The  genial old philanthropist went there  after the South had taken > him to her  heart in grateful r recognition of his  action in going on the Jeff Davis ball  bond, and the people were anxious to  show him every ��� attention in their  power.  A dinner seemed to bo tho proper  thing, ��� and tho markets of Now Orleans, than which there are few better in the world, wore ransacked to  make tho occasion as notable for Its  viands as for tho distinction of the  guest and tho diners. Judge Walker,  tho veteran editor of the Picayune,  presided; ho was, a great gourmand,  and, after the manner of gourmands,  Wished none of the fine points rof the  dinner to be lost to the guest for lack  of commentary.  -   "Mr.     Greeley,"   said     he,     "those  Vystcrs are thebost that come to. our  fciarket, and.we think fhey ,vie with  those of Norfolk.    1 observe that you  -are not eating them "       '   i  "Well, no," replied Greeley; "tho  truth is, 1 never could abide shcJl  flsh," and he passed.  jThon came some delicious .green turtle soup, which Jucltcc Walker explained was prepared from the finest  fat turtle the Florida bays could afford.   >    '  "No doubt, no doubt." was the reply  in Greeley's peculiar whine, "but cold  blooded animals are an abomination  to me."  The pompano, imperial fish that It  Is, and ftesh from tho Gulf, was open  to the same objection, despite Judge  Walker's eulogy, and that, too, was  passed. Mr. Greeley barely ^ "tasted  the accompanying Parisian '"dainty,  and shook his head ruefully at the  idea that anybody, would impair his.  digestion by eating cucumbers.  Shrimp salad, another New Orleans  delicacy, proved no more tempting;  shrimps, he said, looked so much like ,  wo^rms^that they always gave him" the  creeps. "' -    '.   ' i      -���'-  "Ah, here is'something you will like  ���a homelv dish in name," said .ludge  Walker, "but fit for the gods, tt is, a  Galicia ham." And then .he wont on  to tell how the hoss from winch these K  hams, were obtained were fed-only" on  chestnuts, making the 'flesh-luscious'  and delicious.     .,  , ,  "Perhaps   so;   very   interesting   in- '  deed," observed Greeley; '"but do you  know, Judge,  that there is so  much  talk of trichinae  now-a-days  that   I  wouldn't dare taste a bit of pork."  ,if? ^*"^s  WILD FOWL ATTACK A LIGHT  ���Keepers of Kojf IiIrijcI Light  Kill   Gecoo  and Xluckn by tho IXunctreil.  One of the keepers of the Hog Island light on the Virginia coast relates  a remarkable experience with wild  fowls at that light on a recent night  Between 7 and 8:30 P. M. the watch  on duty was aroused by the "honking"  of wild geese and brant, accompanied  by the crash ot breaking glass. He  hastily summoned" the other keepers,  who responded with shotguns. They  opened file on the bewildered birds  with every gun. The battle lasted for  an hour and a half. The guns got so  hot that^it w.is dangerous to use them  and the shoulders of the men became  sore from the recoil.  ,  The supply of ammunition gave out  and the fight ended. In the morning  there were sixty-eight dead "brant,  geeso and ducks at the foot of tho  tower. On tho following morning'the  tower was again attacked by the birds. ���  There being no stock of cartridges on  the Island, the guns were useless, but  the keepers fought with sticks ' and  captured 150 fowls, when a flock, apparently containing thousands, rushed  upon them. They were compelled U.  seek shelter within the tower. S��  powerful was the flight of the frightened geese that the wire scieens wore  penetrated, tho light In the watchioom  extinguished and the panes in three  windows de&tioyed. These fowl had  taken wing because of the severe  weather prevailing upon their feeding  grounds and -were blinded, by the Intense glare of the oowerful light in  the top of the tower. ��   <���  Hog Island light marks one of the  most'dangerous shoals on the'Virgin-  la coast II is an iron tower and stands  180 feet above mean high water. It  is a first-class light and can be seen"  from the bridge of a steamei a distance of about twenty-five miles.  celvlng the worshp of the natives. It  ta thought that this woi&blp may havo  been going on for many years In tha  tamo place, and that the natives, wiien  they found that they could not carry  oni their heathen worship openly,  took tho idol to the cave and there fitted up for It the best and most elabo-  *ate temple their facilities' afTorded.--  Mexlcan  Herald.  Viper hunters are wanted abBo-zen.  Tyrol. The snake aro so abundant as  to eb a source of danger, and tho government offers 15 cents for each head,  The Judge-gave up in despair., The  With Henry Stanley the explorer, It [ only things In all of the array of daln-  ���was  "love    my  daughter,  love    me  \ ties which had been provided which  Mrs.   Tennant persistently refused to ) Mr-  Greeley would eat were    bread,  consent to her daughter mairying.  *'Dolly is all that I have left," and I  can not, shall not, part with her. But  t^Aentreaties she finally yielded. "I  Want your daughter ror my wife,"  6tanley said, "give her to me, and do  you at the same time become ' my  mother, father, brother and- sister."  "She is yours," repied mamma, "and  so am I." That, in brief, is the Etory  ���ot Stanley's wooing, and Mrs. Tennant  Is his as Irreparably and indlssolubly  as her daughter Is, and Mr. Stanley Is  eaid to be a model husband" and a  tractable ��� and obedient son.  It was through his novel, "The  Scalp - Hunters," that Capt. Mayne  Reld won a bride.-' He was thirty  pears old when he met a damsel of  thirteen, with whom he at once fell"  - In love. The child, of course, took no  notice of him, but he-gave her the  ttory to read, as effective a manner  of courting in this nineteenth century  us ever was Othello's In an earlier,  one. Two years later the young lady  was at a public meeting where Capt.  Reld spoke on behalf of the Polish  -refugees. "An electric thrill-seemed  lo pass^through me as he entered tbo  room." she afterward said, and wheav  4be meeting was over she went up to  ��pcak to him. "I leave for.London  ��n the next train." he said, hurriedly.  "Please send me your address."  "I do not know where," she replied  -ttlth some embarrassment. ��� He ln-  utanfly handed out his card and was  gone. A formal little note followed:  "Dear Capt. Reid���A you asked me to  Vnd you my address, I do so." By re-  Aim of post came the answer: Only  say that you love me and I will be  with you at once," and then the reply, 'I think I do love you." Needless  to say that there Is nothing as good  as this in the lovers' novels.  That Admiral Porter was not afraid  to brave the fire of an unpropitious  parent doubtless raised him in the esteem of his lady love. When a mld-  *hipman on board the flagship of  Commodore Porter, who-.was accompanied by his family, which Included  s. young and lovely daughter, young  Porter allowed no parental commands  to frighten him. The orderly was told  not to allow the midshipman to enter the cabin without special permls-  ��ion.     Young Porter,   however, man-  potatoes and cauliflower, and he feared that he might be overloading his  stomach at that. But when it came to  the speaking, although he had drunk  nothing but cold water, he spoke as  one Inspired, and with a fervor, eloquence and tenderness that nobody  at the table could ' ever forget.���Chi  cago Inter-Ocean. *' ,  The Irlfili'Amorlrnn German.  "I came across a coloredv man who  spoke with a Geiman accent the other  day," said a prominent stock bioker  "I  dropped into a restaurant not far  from the city hall for-lunch, tand tho  waiter who took my order,   although  unmistakably a colored man, spoke as  though he had just come from  some  Pennsylvania Dutch settlement up the  State.    The thing was so pronounced  that I spoke to the proprietor about  It, and found that my suspicions were  correct.    The man was a full-blooded '  negro,  but  he  had   been    born  _and  raised -in a small town (near Reading,  and   had  always  associated  with   the  whites, - who ' spoke     Pennsylvania  Dutch.  'Queer, isn't it?" "Oh, I donlt  know," said one of the   party, whose  business takes him through the West.  "A short  'time ago I came   across   a  German who 6poke English with a decided Irish  brogue    -He was an  educated young rellow,".a'graduate  of<a>  German university, ^and  he was��� very  anxious to learn English/ He drifted  out to Chicago, and  from  there to a  lumber camp ud in Wisconsin.   Hare.,  he thought, would   be    an   excellent  chance to learn tha language    But all  the men In the camp, were'Irishmen.  Of course, the young German    didn't  know, this, and he' fell readily    into  their mode of speech.     At the end   of  a year he returned to Chicago, very  proud of having mastered our tongue,  and was greatly surprised to discover  that he had a brogue.   That was several years ago, but he has never lost  It.   It clings to blm  as    closely < as  though he had been born in County  Antrim."���Philadelphia  Record.  The Stav-Abeil Club.  Of the many curious features in New  Orleans life there is none other more  interesting than the Stay-Abed Club,  an organization composed of bedridden people. The qualifications for  membership are confirmed invalidism  and the ability to communicate with  other members of the club by letter.  The Idea and plan of this-singularly  pathetic organization originated with  a lady who for fifteen years has been  a bedridden sufferer. Sho conceived  the scheme of writing, down each day  her eperlences, impressions^ and  thoughts, and this essay or letter she  exchanged with an invalid friend, receiving in return a similar epistle.  Presently the circle of correspondents  grew larger, and last winter there  were fourteen Invalids^ enjoying the  curious benefits of the" club." Each  pnember writes his or her letter each  day, and this communication is passed  around in routine to the others, so each  member has thirteen letters evcrv  day.  article  current  Xilrr.In Ttorrien Snubbed.  Lizzie A. Borden, of Fall River, whose  father and mother were murdered In  1892, is the subject of much comment  By the death of her parents she became heir to the Andrew J. Borden  building at the corner of Anawan and  South Main streets. One of the rooms  in the building was occupied by the  local branch of the Young Woman's  Christian Temperance Union, of which  fljiss Borden was, before the tragedy,  an active member. While Miss Borden was In Taunton jail the society  joined with the Woman's Christian  Temperance Union in passing resolutions of sympathy. Since then her  case has been rigidly excluded from  society debate, and several of the  members have snubbed her. She felt  that she should not put up wilh in-  KiiU"? from her tenants, and accordingly the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union has been compelled to  seek quarters elsewhere.���Springfield  Republican.  Grip Microbe* at Horn*.  Dr. L. Caze contributes an  on influenza    to one of the  French  reviews.  The modus operandi of the influen-  sa microbe is peculiar. Tt is not the  microbe itself that does the harm, but  a poisonous liquid it excretes. - A  measure of consolation Is afforded by  the fact that this poison Is even mora  deleterious to the microbe than to the  human being In whom It Is deposited,  for the microbes end by being destroyed by their own exhalations,  whereas their * victim has many  Chances of recovery.  ^The microbe Is an egg-shaped thing,  but gifted, In spite of its roundness  and smoothness, ��� with an" extraordinary capacity both of adhering to any  Conceivable surface and for passing  from one resting place to another. Its  goal Is a human nose or mouth, and  once in the vicinity of these organs  Its future Is assured, for the mere act  of breathing Is sufficient to draw It Into the system.  Arrived there it propagates Itself  with amazing rapidity. It lengthens  out, and after twenty minutes ot this  process, It breaks In twain, and there  are two fully fledged microbes in the  place of one. In twenty-four hours  the original invader will, in this way.,  be surrounded by a progeny of over  16,000,000 of big poison-pioducing  kindred.  In 6hort, the doctors know almost  everything about the influenza microbe except aa , effective method of  exterminating it.  -"-"'" THE REMEDY FAlLtD.   " ���  Dtow a Heli>rul "Wire   Bid   Not Care Her^  Ilusbnnd of tlio Tobucco Habit.  ��� "It will only be necessar> for you  to :drop about half a teaepoonful of  the mixtuie into this cup of coffee each  morning," the circular" said, "and the  taste for tobacco will gradually depart  from him. He may not cease the use  of tobacco Immediately, but within a  week he will begin to abhor tobacco  if the mixture is given to him faith*  fully every morning."   >  And so the young wife sent her little $2 on and got a flagon of the tobao-  co cure.  ���"Pretty bum  coffee  this  morning,"  he remarked  dryly the first time sha  dropped the half-teaspoonful of    the  mixture Into the  cup.  1 "It's the same as we've been   using  right along," she replied, craftily.  ^ oNow, lo and behold! he was a pret-  "ty smooth proposition himselt, and he  had. unbeknownst to  her, seen    the  package holding the flagon o�� agin tobacco mixture when it was deliveied. ,  So after dinner that evening he produced a large bulky package o�� fine-  cut tobacco from his pocket and took  theiefrom a plenteous chew of tobacco.   It was the finet chew he"-had evert  taken in her presence, and she marvelled thereat,1 but she detel mined to  persist with the "treatment."  B, "Dead rank    chickory    again    this  morning,  isn't    it?"  he1 inquired    at  breakfast the next morning.  "Im cure it tastes the same to me,"  she replied. ���        ' *  That evening  after  dinrer  he pro--  fluced a short, black clay pipe and a  package of a new kind of tobacco that  was as black as the giound work of a  Jolly Roger. <  "Thought I'd bring this dld,dudoei)  up from the office." he explained  cheerfully.   "It's as sweei as a nut."  Whereupon he filled the house with  the "aroma of punk that was strong  enough to break rock.  ���"This grocery person who gets all of  my'wages Is certainly doing ub on the  coffee game," he remarked when he  tasted his cup next morning.  "Really," she said,%gazing innocently at the ten-cent bunch eof asteis in  the middle of the table. "I can't detect  any  difference.'  ,   "And yet there are, ' low foreheads  who don't believe that all women are;  actresses," said h* to himself on.the  way to<his"offlce that morning.  That evening he brought home a box  of auction stogies, and after he had  smoked one of them after dinner all  of the people in the neighboring flats  stuffed cotton in the hall door keyholes  and closed the hall transoms. ���  "I must persist though," thought his  baffled little wife, gloomily.  "Coffee ^tastes like stewed gunny-  sack again this morning," h'e remarked at the next breakfast. She felt a  hit eorryfor him, but she was determined to use up that flagon of "agin-  tobacco"if she had to chloroform (him  and pour it down his throat.  That evening, however, her resolution deserted her. After dinner, for  the first time to her knowledge, he  pulled out a package of cigarettes, lit  one and began to smoke it.  She went upstairs, poured out the  remaining portion of her $2 worth ot'  agln-tobacco and carefully hid the bottle  'VCoffee's   all   right1 this   morning,".  ' eaid he at breakfast the next day.  ',   "Yes?"  6he  inquired, ttbsently.  When he ��&d finished his dinner  that evening he lighted one of hia  usual brand of good cigars.  "Men are mysterious -to me," - afie  thought, regarding him out of the tall  ol her eye.  "Women only think they're foxy,"  ns thought, blowing smoke rings into  the Swiss curtains.���Bangor Commercial.  "I'd sooner nut $35 into a cow/^satS,.  the farmer. ,   - ' ���",, -\  "But think," said the manager, '/bow  foolish you would look riding around  town on a cow." '   //,,  "Oh, I don't know" paid the farmerj  "no' more foolish, pea haps, than I  would milking a bicycle."   i  Out ortlio Onlfnnry. /  ' The two old friends, as has been narrated before met'again, after jeai-3 of  separation.  "By the way, Gagsfer," said Throg-  gins, "do you rerc��mber tnat snub-,  nosed, cross-eyed little Tilbuiy> girl,  with a face on her that would ditch an  express train? She used to live somewhere in your neighborhood, I thing "  "Oh, yes, I remember her perfectly."  replied Gagster.       ' -   '   t  "What ever became of her?"  "I am sorry to disappoint you, Throg-  glns"���here is   where   the ,,variation  comes in���"but I have not the slightest idea.   I didn't marry her."  c     "���  itm_~ Wonderfully Made.  Sl&ter^���When you called to aw  Jeorge was he weailng those sllppan  'I made him for Christmas?  Brother���No.   He was using one of1 ���'  them as a laundry bag.     .       < '*  r A  No Opening For the DeviL  In a little Western  town dwelt two,  ministers.'' One had been preaching there ^ fl  for twenty-five yeais; the other, thoughV\jjl  ;but recently come, had begun to diaw  1%  large congiegations. - The older ministerr'  was  a   "paper  pie.icher,"��� the  younger '  was  bumptious and  possessed  of --"some',  native eloquence. 'Meeting one.day,' the A> j  older'ministei asked 'his brother how it *���' j  was that he, who  had had - thej-f ullesfc^  training for his work, and who gave him-*'  y  self faithfully lo the pieparation of his,/  sermons, should fail to hold his1 young-    $fj*  people and, fill his chui ch. _     lv- '   -        '". ��0  Asked by"the young man to state his '"fj'V"'  methods of pulpit preparation, ���'he'an-^ Jg-S.^  swered that all the study hours of ttie_"  week from Monday to' Satuiday were" -  spent in careful study and in writing out/ & y  fully his two seimons for the next Sun-; * >��? J$\  day.'' ' "W     ,��� I  "I'll tell you where the trouble,--lies," '  said the young preacher.   "You start toV* rS"X*." j.1  write your sermons on Monday morning";]|S,J;5!'*|  and seldom finish until Saturday, night/ '-J g^J.. J  and you forget that the old devil is all /'\f ��'V?  the  while  looking   over  your .shoulder'   I?",'li,,,'  to take note of what you are going to _'���� ",#  say and steels the hcaits of your people''[S^V  against your message.    So the devil gets  ahead of yo-:.   Palways get   uead of the  devil, for when I go into my pulpit Sun-���  day  morning   the  devir himself- don't <J|  know what I am going to say."    < '  Fond of Discussion.  Toinpkins^���Now, we'll admit, just foi  lUio sake of argument, that   . His Wife���Oh, you'd do anything foi  the sake of an argument.    ''  ' A Beggars'. Journal.  A Wonderful Cavo.  Some persons who have just rettirf  cd from the neighborhood of Hussteca  Rotosina, where they were In search  of coal, report the discovery of a very  wonderful cave in the mountainous  regions of that country. It is decorated inside in a very elaborate manner and is evidently the temple of an  aboriginal god. In fact, there Is now  In the cave a huge stone Image of  an Indian idol. From Indications it  Is evident that the  idol  Is  still  re-  ' A Competent Witness,  United States District Judga Williams, now holding court In Topeka,  tells a funny Btory. Years ago he was  a district judge In .Arkansas. At a  certain term of court a murder trial  came before him, and the most Important witness for tho prosecution  was a colored boy only ten years old.  T.he lawvers for the defence set out lo  bhow that the boy was too young to  understand the nature of an oath, and  therefore was not competent as a witness,  "Boy," said one of tliera severely,  "���do you know what would happen if  you swore to a He?"  "Yes. sah.   Mammy would lick me."  !   "Would anything else happen?"  1   rDeed    dey would,    case do    devil  would git me."  At tr is point Judge Williams leaned  over his desk and said with pretended  sferness: "Don't you know, boy,  that I would get you, too?"  "Yes, sah. Dat's what I jus' said."���  Kansas City Journal.  Vs.   A journal   is   published'in   Paris'1 for  the    instruction    and     edification     of  beggars. >   Its    circulation    is  ..limited, *f  being confined   entirely  to, "profession-   2  als."    It  does  not concern  itself  with v j  politics or the drama, but contains what   j  may   be- called   "market   reports"   and   }  scraps of advice and information writtes   j  by and for beggars. - The price of the   j  paper is twenty centimes, or four cents,   }  which>seems rather high; but its read-   j  ers deem it well worth the money on ac-   '���;  count of its advertisements, *which, in-  ,f  deed, are the publisher's chief source of  profit.    Tnese   advertisements   are   exceedingly interesting reading for outsid-   j|  ers.   Here are some examples:  "Wanted, a blind man who can play a  little on the flute."  "Cripple wanted for a well-patronized  seashore resort. One who has lost his  right arm preferred; must be able to  give good references and small security."  Every issue of the paper contains dozens of such advertisements inserted by  mendicant agents and bureaus. There  are in Paris more than a score of such  bureaus which' undertake -to supply all  France, and especially the bathing and  health resorts, with beggars to suit a&  tastes. The beggars' journal also contains announcements of approaching  weddings, baptisms and funerals, as well  as a list of birthdays and "name-days"  of persons of wealth, from which, it is  to be presumed, many profitable hints  are gleaned by its subscribers.  ci ������    .  Triplets are a tidal .wave on tiie sea of    I. 1  matrimony. <-   , JjM  , Hostess���Oh, Mr. Guest, going away so  early���and must you take Mrs. Guest  away with you?i Guest���Yes/Pm awfully sorry���but I've got to.  ���> 31  'J��  "When Women Voted for Prealdent.  Women voted In New Jersey in the  Presidential election of 1804, when  Thomas Jefferson was re-elected for  a second term. In 1892 the women  of the new State of Wyoming participated in a Presidential election which  resulted In the choice of Grover Cleveland, who was the first President since  Jefferson to be- elected by tho aid of  women's vote.���The Forum.  S-sl  -    w.  0    I  Two Points ofVJow.1  'A farmer drifted into a hardware  store at Mulhall and was asked by the  manager. "Don't you wanit to buy a  bicycle to ride around your farm on?  They're cheap now. Can give you one  'or $35."  X.!ons Not "Domnxtic Animals.'*  Justices Cave and Wright, London,  recently dismissed an appeal against  the magisterial decision in the case of  the Aquarian lions. The keeper of'  these lions was prosecuted for cruelly  beating them, but the Westminster  magistrate dismissed the case on the  ground that the lions were^not domestic animals. The court upheld this  view and dismissed the appeal.  N*w T/^o for Women.  * Yet another occupation has been  found for women���that of acting as  barometers. Weather Prophet Dunn  is quoted as saying that one of the  ways of telling whether the temperature was rising was to watch a girl's  rront hair. When it began to lose its  curl and grow straight, It would be a,  lure Hign of a ehaaga o�� temoeraturor  !M  ,<���?*  tvn-ifl  .:��  -M  i&&i^&JSi^yisl^^  agfea&u^<i^'^wit^,^^i��M ATLIN, ���B.    C,    :AT11��I)AY,     MARCH 21.   u;o3.  \l  ��� v  'I  4:  '  I'll.  is  rf!'  I  I  i  1  rVV\  '.'1  '1  ���"'I1  I,'. .*'(  1 -.''  -3  The Atlin Claim.  Published   every   Sutnrday  morninc  bv  Tun Atlin Claim Publishing Co.  A. C. lliusomrBLn.'Puoi'BiETOit.  D. Todd LEf.s. Managing Kditoii  Offlro of publication Pearl S'., Atlin, H. C.  ,   Advertising, lliites :   $1.00   per Inch, each  Insertion.   Keiulinj? notices, 25   cents a line.  Specinl Contract Kates on application.  The subscription price is $5 a year payable in advance. No p iper will be delivered  unless, this condition Is complied with.   Saturday, March 21ST,  1903.  Now that the preliminary work  of the British Columbia Miners'  Association is finished, ,the' details  being left in the hands of the Executive, a few of the "echoes" of  the Convention should be appro-  propriate at this time. In a letter,  under date of 6th inst, from Mr. H.  P. Pearse, one of Atlin's delegates,  addressed to the Chairman of the  local executive, the writer says :  "J may tell you that this Convention ,will" do more for the best  interests of the mining industry  than' any other possible agent. ' I  foresee that Atliii is going to get a  big share of "Kudos" and advertisement as a result. There was'  more said in the Convention about  that little* place than any other  spot, and, moreover, was very respectfully- listened to. Robinson  [W- J-, of Philadelphia] was asked  to say something respecting capital  and the { reason why investors  would not take hold of good pro-  , perties. . He made a capital speech  and didn't forget to. let them know  it was Atlin where his money was  going, and lots more as soon as the  Government wpuld decide on some  way of improving the titles to property.'.'  Under date of the 9th iiist, Mr.  Frank M.' Dockrill, another Atlin  delegate, and'a member of the Executive Committee, writes from Victoria, re the work of that Commit-  tee, as follows:  "... We. also received a communication .from the Premier promising $1250 to be spent in printing pamphlets and to advertise the  Province to L the world at large.  Two resolutions were passed,-one  , asking the Provincial Government  for an appropriation of $5000 and  the other for"' an appropriation of  $25,000 from the Dominion Government to enable the Association  to carry on such works as, obtaining the very best geologists to  make reliable reports on the differ-  'ent mining divisions of the Province ; to establish a mining bureau of information, aud in various  ways to promote the good standing  ' of the Association so that it can be  looked to as an authority on all  mining questions.  "Everybody here thinks and  feels that the Association is going  to be a grand success. As an illustration of the enthusiasm of the  members of the Executive, the  question of .ready money ' was  . brought up, and, in- less than ten  minutes, $1200 was raised to defray the expenses until the Association was thoroughly organized.  The Executive has appointed subcommittees - on Transportation,  Placer Mining, Printing, Finance  and Law, so that every detail can  be'thoroughly gone into."  AN INTERESTED  VISITOR.  W. J. Robinson,  of Philadelphia Has Something; to Say-  To the Members of tha B.C. Mining  Convention���Capital Saw No  Security In B. C. Mining.'  Just before the close of the Mining Convention in Victoria, Mr. W  J. Robinson, of Philadelphia, asked  permission to address , the gathering, which was granted.' His  speech, which was a good one aud  to the point, dealt mainly with the  attitude of capitalists in respect ot  the mining industry of the Province. Mr. Robinson is well'and  favorably known throughout this  district, more particularly in connection with the -flotation of the  British - American , Dredging Co.  The following extracts are taken  from his speech, as reported by the  Victoria Times :  " When I received the notice of  this meeting I said : The mining  men of British Columbia aie waking up and I am going to the awakening, Now, gentlemen', you realize as well as I do the one thing  which is necessary to the development of this great country is capital. You cannot do yer.y much  without it. You have' no conception of the effect that the deliberations of, this' body are having upon  the whole entire East. I:am sending out the papers every day to my  different correspondents, 'and these  men throughout the East are telling  the people that the Province of  British Columbia is holding out an  inducement and opening a gate for  the first time to the capital of the  world, telling them to come' over to  Macedonia and help us.  ."Gentlemen, the question of the  Crown granting of placer claims is  one of the most important- propositions., which you " have had before  you, and I want -to say this, and it  is to your credit, that you have deliberated and passed upon that  question as you should", and you  have offered stability of title as a  security for the investment of capital, and I concur in it.    .  "If the Government of your  Province, recognising this great  general demand for an amendment  to the Placer aud Mineral Acts,  will immediately, speedily and'  fairly give to the "capitalistic class  in this country ai'id the States the  opportunities which they are asking for, to come in and put their  money in your country, you will  see in a very short time British Columbia at the top of the list as the  greatest mineral producing country  under the sun today.  "Now, the point we want to get  at is the absolute unanimity of idea  for success, aud you may then be  assured of a glorious future for  British Columbia. Let the prospector, the individual miner and  the company all work harmoniously, aud your mining industry will  then have an era of prosperity  never before dreamt of."  Atlin,   Nugget and Grape Rings  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured' on< the Premises.  g0f   Why send otu when you can get goods as cheap here ?  Watches From $5 up. ' Fine lino of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Watchmakers.  * THE    KOOTENAir   HOTEL.'  '      Georgo, E. Hayes, Proprietor  Cor. First and Trainor. ^Streets.  This First Clnss.Hotel litis been remodeled nnd rofimilslieil .throughout  (Uid offera'the best accommodation to Transient or Permanent  Guests.���Anxii-icun and Uiiropeati plan. |  Finest, Wines, Liquors and Cigars. <  ..   Billiards   and   Pool. "  THE   GOLD    HOUSE,  D'SCOVERY,   B. C.  Comfortably .Furnished' Rooms���By the Day, Week or Month.,  The Best of Liquors and Cigars a'wa'ys in Stock. ��� Fine stable in con  ,    ,    nation with the House. ' ,    .  AMERICAN    AND    EUROPEAN    PLAN:    ,  -   , J. P. Rosb," Manager.  THE    WHITE    PASS    <ft    YUKON  "ROUTE.,  \  *��4 -  Passenger and Expiess Service,   Daily  (except  Sunday), between  Skagway,,Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse and Intermediate  points, making close connections with our own steamers at White Horse  for Dawson and Yukon points, and  at Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlin'eve&y Monday aud Thursday.  -     Telegraph Service to Skagway.  ��� Express  matter  will  be received  for shipment to and from'all points in Canada and the United States.    ���  For information relative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or -Express  Rates apply to any Agent of the Company or to  J. F. Lee, .Traffic Manager, Skagway.  Pin* tree Rotel.  ..   , DISCOVERY, B. C..:   . ���  Finest of liquors: ' Good stabling.  Ed. Sands, Proprietor.  O. K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G.H. FORD        Prop.,  Now occupy their new quarters next  to the Bank of B. N. A.. First Street.  The bath rwoms are equally as good as found  in cities.   Private Entrance for ladies.  G. E. HayhsA  J. G. Cornell.  nugget Botel  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  X Jii  t.i t  i  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN      '  ', CONNECTION.  Headquarters for Brook's staore.  The Canadian Bank oi Commerce.-  CAPITAL    PAID    UP   $8,000,000.  Reserve, $2,500,000.  Branches of the Bank at .Seattle,  San Francisco,  Portland,  Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on aH Points.  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  THE ROYAL HOTEL,  E.  ROSSELLI,'Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.    0����   CHOICEST WWES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  Hydraulic   Mining  Machinery,  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,    .  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC   RIVETED    PIPE\  Pumping &   Hoisting  Machinery.  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C.  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C. ����U3m__*auu��_.  ;.l     -''  it-Wi���ar-*" nrito"iYli,n.'  ���qjv:?'  ATLIN,  B. C.  .SATURDAY.  MARCH n,  1903  W�� can s^e You. as Good Value for your cash as Groceries, Provisions, eto��  TT ^*   t any House in Town.       ' * ^  .   "        Fry  lis   -v///-   ft  antf see. Qiant   Powder  on - hand.     *  1JL fraser $ ��o.  HARD CEMENT  California   Method of Working Such Gold Gravels.  Some Valuable Pointers From   a  Mine Superintendent ��� Drift  ' Operations and Treatment.  In view of the large extent of  drifting operations being carried on  on the ancient auriferous" deposits  of this district, the following account of a California miner's experiences, working in similar deposits, should prove both interest-  aud instructive. The article is  taken from the Mining & Scientific  ' Press:  The mine in question is located  on the old Fort Mountain channel,  in Calaveras County, Cal., an ancient channel traversing the "county  in a general north and south direction, and is opened up by a vertical  shaft sunk on the edge of-a ravine,  sunk to a depth of< 55 feet,-where  bedrock was encountered on the  west rim of the channel.        ",  From the shaft, levels are run up  and down   the channels, with   air  v  shafts at each extremity, the south  shaft at the down-stream end of the  ground-.- being f ^proyided^ --with , a  pump for handling the water at this  end of the mine.  Drifts are run .from the main  gangways or levels, across the  channel at regular intervals in the  usual manner, and the gravel  breasted out and removed in cars to  the shaft, where a bin or pocket  has been constructed to expedite  hoisting, and enable carmen to deliver gravel and return without delay.  The previous method in vogue  here required the use of wheelbarrows in moving gravel from the  breasts, boulders being allowed to  remain in the drifts, and planks  laid over them for a'runway to the  main gangway, where the material  was dumped on platforms and  shovelled into cars, a slow and la-  borious method, often attended by  annoying accidents in transporting  the material over the narrow and  insecure footway. There being no  , receptacle at the shaft for the storage of gravel, the carmen were  compelled to wait for the bucket,  and it frequently happened that  cars would arrive simultaneously,  from both sides, one being compelled to wait for the return of the  bucket, after the other had dumped  his load and signalled to hoist.  ^ A great deal of time was thus  lost that could have becu more profitably employed in storing boulders and other work, after the gravel  from that particular breast had  been removed.  This system was immediately  changed and switches and tracks  laid in the drifts, being subsequently removed -3 the breasts were car  ried forward; the sump was cleaned  out and a bin constructed enabling  cars to make the round trip without  delay, and-^the water bucket was  replaced with a putnp, removing  another souice of vexatious delay,  when it was required to hoist water  instead of gravel, and the bin on  top was about empty. r \  The gravel is,a hard blue cemenl  with cobbles and boulders varying  in size from hen's eggs to rocks  that must ,be Broken up before removal, although, but few of the  latter were encountered, the majority were easily handled.  We were'informed that it would be  impossible to work the mine on account of the boulders, and that one-  half the time was required hoisting  "rocks, that the gravel was good,  but about in the proportion of mortar in a brick wall, and many other  discouraging aspersions,.- The reason for so much time being occupied in hoisting boulders under the  old regime was soon discovered���  large chambers being walled up  along the gangway���an old trick���  and to all appearances, at first  sight, a solid mass.  Behind the wall, however, where  rocks should have been stored from  bedrock to roof,- was nothing but  space, and throughout the old  workings the boulders were not  built up to the roof, in places suf-  ficient space being found to enable  one to crawl in over them, all of  which space, however, was utilized  later for its proper purpose.  From the , character of the  ground, the use ��� of hammer drills  was discontinued, for the reason  that two many holes were lost by  coming into contact with rocks,  the size of which was uncertain,  and after considerable labor in trying to get through or break one of  these hard rocks, unsuccessfully, it  would frequently be necessary to  start a new hole.  As a substitute for'' drills, the  "gopher bar" was used with  marked success, as with this tool a  hole can easily be turned aside a  little, until the size of the rock can  be determined, when the drill can  be used, either to break or work  through it, aud in many cases it  will be possible, by a slight deflection, to continue the hole past the  obstruction without resorting to  the slower method of the drill.  cobbles   and   sends   up only such  material as will pass the grizzly. '  It is found advisable, owing to  the distribution of the gold, to work  out the gravel to a height of 5 or 6  feet ;"bedrock is cleaned as the  breast advances, and all rocks are  piled back and built up compactly  to the ir6of. an occasional post and  cap being used when the roof  shows any signs of weakness ; but  by keeping the rocks well built up,  the use of timber can be reduced to  a minimum.  Each shift, when beginning  work, cleans up the dirt and removes the boulders thrown down  by the last round of blasts fired by  the previous shift upon quitting  work, and puts in around of holes  to be fired just before luncheon;  during which time^the mine^will be  thoroughly ventilated and the obnoxious fumes of the powder entirely removed ; the last half of the  shift,iris similarly employed, the  blastsrbeing fired upon leaving the  mine.  The kind of powder used was the  1 Continued on last page.  NOTICE.  ^JOTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Parliament of  Canada, at its next Session, "for nn Act to  incorporate a Company with power to  build, construct, equip, operate and maintain a'line of railway of standard guage  from Duwsoi., lu the Northwest Territories,  by the most direct and feasible route to a  point at or near the northern boundary of  the Province of British Columbia to connect with the Pacific Northern & Omiueca  Railway ; with authority also to construct,  operate and maintain branches from any  points ou the proposed line or lines, not exceeding* in any one case thirty miles in  length and with power to construct, operate  and maintain all necessary bridges, roads,  w ays and ferries ; and to construct and acquire, own and maintain wharves and docks  in conuectisn therewith and to construct,''  own, acquire, equip and maintain all necessary bridges, roads, ways aud ferries ; and  to construct, own, equip and maintain  steam and other boats and vessels  and ope  rate the sumo ou nny nuvigable waters;  and to construct, operato "and maintulu  telegraph and telephone lines along the  routes of the said railway and its bruiichei  or iu connection therewith, and to transmit  messages for commercial pui-ixises, and to  collect toils, therefor, and to acquit e und receive from 1111 j- Government, Corporation  or persons grant* of land, rights of wuy���  money boimsos, privileges or other assistance in aid of the construction of the Company's undertaking, and to connect witk  and to outer_into" trafficker other arrangements with railway, stcambout or other  companies and for all rights und powers  and privileges necessary, usual or incidental  to all or any of the aforesaid purposes.  Dated this 3rd day of December, A. D., 1902.  McPhlllips, Wootton'& Barnard,  ,      Solicitors for, the Applicants.  ? NOTICE.-  TM'OTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of .British Columbia  at its next Session, b> the Pacific Northern  and Omiueca Railway Company, for an Aot  to Amend its Act of Incorporation, being St  Victoria, Chapter 50, of the Statutes of the  said Province, as amended by the " Pacific  Northern and Omineca Railway Act, '1802,'"  being 2 Edw ard VII , Chapter 77, by extending the time for the commencement of th*  construction of the Company's line of railway and for the expenditure of 10 per cent  of the capital, and for the completion of  the said railway as limited by Sub-cectioa  five (5) of Section U of the British Columbia Railway Act, and by increasing tha capital of the ��oid Company.  i        <  Dated the 29th day of November, 190J-'  Cornwall A Rogxm,  Solicitors for tho Applicant?  NOTICE  TS^OTICK is hereby given that application  will be made to the Parliament of Canada, at its next sittings, for Jeuvo ta Incorporate a Company to be cblledf." The Coast-  Yukon Railway Company," to construct,  equip and operate a railw ay from a point on  or near Kitioiat Inlet, Douglas ..Channel,  British Columbia ; thence'to Atlin Lake;  thence, to the Yukon River,- thence to the  International Boundary linebetween Alaska t  and Yukon Territory, via the City of Dawson. With {lower to construct and oivt  beats and wharves, telegraph and telephone  lines, to generate electrical power, and to  collect tolls and all powers incidental to a  railway.  ^ > ; ���-  Dated at Vancouver. B. C., this 12th day of  November, A.D., 1902 '  '  D. O. Macdonell,  Solicitor for Applicants.  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It impelled her to touch some of tho  flttle articles which littered Mlsstlyde's  toilet table.  At first she fingered them abstract*  edly, and without noticing what they  (Were, but after a minute or two sho  :tarned deathly pale, and    uttered    a  gasping cry. '      _ >  She held in her hand the locket  -.which/'had been stolen from her father's escritoire on that fatal Valen-  .4ine morning.    .   "i  Nine years had passed    since   thai  -Sea'd father showed it her���nino years.  Sho was then a child; she was a wo-  iflnan now. < <  But she recognized it the momen*  '&er eye fell on-it���recognized it a9  .-Surely as thought she had seen it but  yesterday.' '  ���"What is ithe matter?" asked Miss  ��yde, startled.     ,  "This locket!"  / 'And she held it out in her trembling^  lingers.  ���   "What is the matter with the locket,  .l&farjorie?"  "I have seen it before.   It belonged  -to my father.   He was murdered, and  ��� this was stolen from him." , o  Pale as Marjorie's face was, it was  scarcely as pale as Madalinc's as sha  j ,3ieard these words.  'j -,   She had risen to her feet in her first  ��� <��xcitement; but now sho was too much  j    agitated to continue in that attitude  , l<    iTrcmbling, she* sank into    her    seal  *eato,      j -_ -_  Miss Ilydc passed her hand acroa  her brow, with a gesture of weariness  as she said���  "I've been 'trying to think, Marjorlo  I have so many articles of jewelry, ano  have had this particular locket so long  that I am not quite certain for the moment'where it came from. Ah! I remember now. I bought it in London-  it was about Ave years since, I think���  at a shop in the neighborhood ot Lud-  gate Hill. It was a,second-hand shop'  and I saw the locket one day in th��  window, and went in to buy it. . \V��  .were living in Loudon, then."  "And the shop was    near   Ludgau  Hill?"   questioned   Marjorie,   breath  ' iessly.  "Somewhere near there���in 'tin  neighbourhood of St. Paul's, at anj  rate. If is so long ago, I can't bi  quite certaln'as to'the exact spot."  , The look of eagerness faded fron  Marjorie's face, to be replaced by oni  of sadness. , *'  The locket seemed but a slcndorcchii  i>y which to trace her father's luurder  er, after all.      ,  ��� "And  it  was-   chipper?    when . yen  bought it?" she asked, after a pause.  "Oh, yes," said Madeline, wlthou  hesitation,    i ' -  '.After a moment or two sue nddPd->  "1  didn't notice  I hat till  T h--.fi  ���-"���  "I cannot wonder at your feelings,n  said Madeline, slowly, "If I were in  your place perhaps I should feel tho  same. It was an awful���a terriblo  crime. But when one thinks of tho  penalty the law awards to it���to bo  hanged by the neck���"  She broke off with a shudder, ana  said no more.  "It is horrible, but it'is just," said  Marjorie calmly, though she too, trembled.  "But if," resumed Madeline, after a  fiause, "nine years have elapsed, and  he police haven't been able all this  time to discover the .slightest clue, it  is unlikely theyr will ever' find ono  now."  "And yet you see I have been dl��  fectod to this locket after all theso  years."  "Yes, but what goood can that do?"  eaid Madeline, hurriedly and with a  slight change of color. "This man  from whom I bought it was a respectable tradesman. Most likely it has  .passed through several hands before  it came to him. "After all these years,  it would be next'to impossible to trace-  it."  "Perhaps so. And yet the very sight  of it has given me a strange feeling,  as though it will not be long before tho  murderer is found. I have faith to believe that my father's blood has not  cried for vengeance aJl these years la  vain."  fi !  "it '  it  ft  home, and it didn't seem worth while  to return it,"  Madeline' broke  it  by sayings very  softly���  "Marjorie,- tell me all about it���your  father's death, I mean."  As she spoke she laid one hand on  Marjorie's, while the other she pressed  to her own forehead, half shading. her  face. r ...  "I seldom speak of it," saf-i Marrorie,  sadly, "for it is very, very painful to  nie. I was a little child at the time,,  and I saw the murderer."  "What?" '  -  Madeline's voice rose, almost to a-  scream, so greatly was she aliected by  this intelligence. -  Marjorie hastened to explain that it   .  ��vas only the sbape,.not the features, of $  the murderer she bad eeen, and- then,.a  very   briefly  and simply,  she related  the main incidents    of    the    tragedy  which had cast so dark a shadow over,  her young life.  Madeline, still shading her face-with.  ner hand, listened in. silence and when.;  the story was concluded, she said, veryi  quietly and calmly��� '  "Marjorie, I'm glad' you've told" m��-  this, because, knowing how much,  you've had to suffer, I shall be able to  sympathize with you���and help you,,  too, I hope. But I think, you are wise  in not speaking of it to every one."  "I couldn't do that," said Marjorie,,  softly, "even   after alt these yearsy.it.  is too painful to me-..   I. did love my  father���he was so good to me.   Oh,, he   ���.,  ws  kind and good to. everybody.    I  ,4Xt is in my room at this very moment.   | don,t think he t!Vel.,aid,.an unkind act.  ��n.n nn,i wot it " unirl Madeline. ; ,   . .   ,.f   ���  her   long.  CHAPTER V,  The Bit of Blue lSnamel.  The next morninp, Madeline found  herself so unwell thai it was clear sha  would not be able to go down stairs for  breakfast, if, indeed,'r.lie wcre^ot confined to her room for several days.  Marjorie constituted hot-self her per*  sonal attendant, nursing her with solicitude, and .feeling her heart drawn  towards her in grdajL tenderness now  that she lay weak and ill.  There was no coldness i_ Madeline's'  darner now. "  Shsr clung to Marjorie as though she  foved her, and wanted lo wfa her love-.  And" very soon Marjorie did love her,,  for, as Madeline unfolded' her nature-  to lier day by day, she found' in in a.  svealth of generous qualities such as  could not fail to touch her heart.  Mr.     Hyde    was    deeply concerned',  ftbout  hirr daughter,   and   visited  her  sick room at least half a doz-an. times  i d.iy. ' <  Edgar Hyde, though he made constant inquiries, dic7 not strike Mar-  lone as being overwhelmed wirh grief.  The doctor Said that 'Madeline was  nx a highlv .feverisb .'tntc' and it .was  ' ���'See!" exclaimed Marjorie, too muclr  agitated herself to notice the agltatior  cf her friend. -'See this little chip ir  the enamel! I did that. My fathei  ���showed me the locket, and I dropped i'  on. the hearth���only five minutes be-  'fore he was murdered. Afterwards, mj  mother found the bit of enamel in tin  ���'drawer, and'I have kept it ever since  ; this very mom  said Madeline.  !I  1  I  II  I:  "t  "J:  1  "Go and get it,  j   Her voice sounded strangely hoarsv  -���and strained, though  she was strug-  ��� gling hardrfor calmness.  As to her face, it was shaded by lift  :land.  Almost wild with excitement, Marjorie went to do her bidding.  The moment the door had closed ol  'her, Madeline drew her hand from before lier face, revealing It ghastly witl  4iorror.  iVs   'An awful shudder ran through na  'frame.  I   "My God!" she cried. In a sort rt  jaeflperate agony.   "Oh! My God"     ���  It was three or four minutes befor*  Blarjorle returned.  The cherished fragment had been pu��  away ,so carefully that it had taken hei  jome time to find It.  'Those three or four minutes had sufficed to restore Madeline to eomethlnj  ,'Iike composure. n  When Marjorie quitted the room fl  -,was with' difficulty Miss Hyde kepi  herself from fainting; but she had  (dipped her face into a ewer of ice-  '��old water, and by that means .hut  ���[brought some slight vestige of coloi  into it again.  It had braced her nerves, and pro  Apared her to think and plan.  '���"���   "See!" said Marjorie, kneeling dowl  ion the hearthrug in-front.of her, and  'disclosing  a tiny  fragment: of. . blut  ��� enamel In the corner of an Ivory box:  "If. you put it on the locket it fits cs  ..'. .actly."'.  '���-.���   It did indeed.    ; .  How strange it seemed that that do  ������ftached fragment should meet with tin  stolen locket after all those years.  "How long have you had It? When  'did you buy it? Oh, will you tell mq  please?" cried Marjorie, still in great  excitement.  A tear had trembled on  j dark lashes; but now she dashed    it.  away, and her beautiful, face was vsry.  i Btern, as she added��� \  ; "The man who killed him must have  j teen fiendishly cruel! Some day his  ) crime will find him out. I feel it���E  1 feel it here!"  i     She pressed her hand to her heart..  I     "And would you wish    that,   Marjorie?" asked Miss Hyde, with an accent of horror.    "You  are so  gentlo-  and���"  The look of stesnness deepened on  Marjorie's face,  j     "If I could trace my father's mur��-  fierer, and give him up to justice, I  ;would most certainly do it," she answered.   "I hope I am not vindictive.  5a no other instanco in all   my    life  have I ever felt tho slightest wish to  punish an.enemy.   But this mani���this  murder���deserves7 neither pity-   nor  pardon.   c-For the  sake  of money ho  killed one of the best and. kindest men  that ever lived.', He has two lives to  answer for.   He murdered my father,  and broke my mother's heart."  I      Marjorie was standing erect now.  I     The lamplight fell upon her face, re*  /fealing'the firm lines about tiie mouth,  ' the look of steady purposo in the lustrous, dark-lashed eyes.  All the softness and gentleness had  fled from her face..  She-, was no longer   a   soft, tender  eirl, but a woman with a wrong ta  j avenge.  -|      The sight of the locket, which was  ,to have been her dead mother's valen-  itine, had transformed her thus.  If over fate delivered that midnight  murderer into her hands, ho would  find this slender, dellcato young creature a stern and bitter Nemesis to  reckon with.  concluded she had takon-'coI3' while1  Bkating. , '���*  ' It seemed unlikely now that there  ., would be" any torch-light skating par-  [ ty, as had been suggested, on 3t. Valentine's day.  Madeline wa3 confined to her- room,  tor ? week, and although Marjorie devoted nerself to her, yet.there were  times���a great many of them���when  Bhe was thrown into the company, of  the gentlemen downstairs.  Mr. Hyde was extremely fond ot.  tausic, i and Marjorie's singing so delighted him that he begged her to come-  downstafx-s for an hour or two evei-y:  evening,, while a maid sat with Madeline.  That both of the young men admiredE  fiea, Marjcrie could not help being,  aware- of.  Edgar would hang over heras she sat  at the piano, singing the sweet sacred,  melodies his uncle loved; and it "ara.3  evident he regarded with jealous anger  any attempt of his brother's to aust  him from his prace. ,   ���  This troubled Marjories  In the first place, she did not psrtie-  fllarly care for Edgar; amd on that account alone his attentions would have  been> distasteful; in the second,.place,  she believed him to be* if not absolutely the affianced husband of Madeline,  the man an whom her heart's best lov3  was- set, and whose love she had some  tight to expect in return.  CharJee, on the other hand,, she likod  exceedingly; nay, there was some danger of ner liking zripening into. love.  His frank, p.'easant face was fast bo*  earning the most attractive thing hen  eyes could look. uf>on.  His voice andchis smile.had power to.  make her heart beat fast.  One day she went for a run to tho  woods at the back of the house.  Madeliuo had. declared sho waa grow*  Ing.pale with her unremitting attendance on her; and had urged her to go  out for half an hour to breathe tho  clear, cold air.  ��� "Them are snowdrops in .the wood,  Marjories"'sho sr.ld. "Get some for me,  please. I think'they are my favorito  flowers."  So to the wood Marjorie wont, and  "iwas looking 'for the   graceful    snow  flowers at i be roots of'the sheltering  trees, when Charles Hyde came along  one of the paths.  His frank, healthful face was glow*  fng with exercise, and bright with good  humor. He walked with a brisk, lir.n  tread, whistling a lively tune.  ; He stopped short at sight of MatV  Jorle, his bright face growing brighter  than ever.  "Why, Marjorie," he exclaimed, joy��  ously, "you here? What a pleasant  surprise!"  , Tho girl blushed rosily, and stooped  to gather a snowdrop that grew at her  feet. . < ,  , How-it'had come about that he oc-*  saslonally called her Marjorie she herself scarcely knew.  Perhaps because his uncle, in pleas*  ant, .fatherly fashion, had fallen into  this mode of address; perhaps it was  simply because he was an audacious  young man, and liked to do it.  However this may be Marjorie by  no means objected to hear it, and  thought her name never sounded so  sweet as when it fell from his lips.  ."Shall we sit down a moment? Will  It give you cold?" he   said,    pausing  against the trunk of a fallen tree.  "Oh, no!"  "Have you heard about the attempt-  fid burglary at Mortimer House?" ho  asked, a little abruptly, after they had  sat for a moment or two.  "No; when was it?" '��� '   v  "Well,1 it happened.last night. Fortunately some of the servants heard  a' noise, and gave the alarm in time.  Nothing was taken; but, on the other  hand, the burglars made their escap'o  in safety. It is suspected they belong  to a wonderfully clever gang, who  have baffled the police for years. They  gain entrance into houses in the most  skilful manner, and do not stop'at violence���or even murder���if they meot  ,witli any resistance." .  As he said this, his eyos were fixed  on Marjorie's face with a keen, though  furtive gaze.  , It was as though he were watching  for somo look of suspicion���as though  ho'were half expecting that his description , of the mysterious gang of  thieves would awaken some special interest in her mind.  1 And it-did���though not la the wa$  he had expected. ~~v ,  .Her cheek Hushed, and her breath  came fast. She uttered such an exclamation of surprise and horror.-that  it startled him-,.'j   < " tf  ��� "What is it, Marjorfe?" he asked,  looking at her .curiously,  "(TMrf Hyde, mi>- father was' murdered afAn id night by. a thief who came io  i-ohliim!" . y  He looked amazed���bewildered.    (,  "Y6u'r   father?���whenr^how  Ions  ago?".he,queried",, in a voice which, try  as he,,'might, be could not keep quite  free'from, excitement.   "  ' "Nine-years agoi   We livsd in'West*  tooreland   then���at  rather - a"    lonely  house.  -My father was writing a book,  and he always sar up late alone.   One  nigfht���it was Valentine's 'e^e���he was  murdered'���stabbed, to * the - heart. "6y  some;villain for.Uro sake, of a. hundred,  pounds in bank notes"whiebs had been,  paid.^o him that day." ' -,   'J  Again the' young, man cast on her- a<  strange look.  , ,  "1 fancy-T remember something  al  that murder,"  he  said slowly.    "But  the namer���surely it was not St Clair-Z"  "Ob. Txair " ���  . .'      ;     'j  Anfl then Marjorfe explained briefly  how she Sad'come to change-her name.  She told him,,too^that, her full name  was'Kthel Marjorie, and that it was as  Ethel Bruce she had been spoken, ot  in the newspapers, at the time of tho  murder. i  "Tell me all about it,, will you?" he  eaid, and she complied, beginning "���U'i  Ber father's mysterious aream,- enu  concluding with the extraordinary co-  Incidence of Madeline's possession of  the locket.  So amazed was he at this that he  {ould not 'repress a start, and, if he had  not kept his eyes bent on the ground,  Marjorie must have marvelled at tho  strange look in them.  ���  She went on to tell h?m how she had  preserved the. little piece of blue enamel, and, by that means, was. able ta  prove, beyond the shadow of a doubt,  that Madeline's locket was, the ono  which had been stolen from her fathei  on that fatal night.  "That bit of blue- enamel is of the utmost importance!" exclaimed Hyde,  raising his head for the first time during the narrative. "Take every care of  it.   Where do you keep it. Marjorie?"  "Oh,, It is quite safe. I haven't kept  It all these years to lose it now. I  keep it in a Jittle ivovy box my dear  father gave me, and this is locked up.  inside another box, and that, again, is  locked Inside my defaU, ana tbb de^k is  locked inside one of my drawers. Can  anything be safer than that?" said  Marjorie.  "My word, I should think not," and  Charles Hyde smiled so nroadly as to  reveal all his fine white teeth.  Ho Momod excessively amused at alV  this' caution.  "01. course, I don't attach much importance to the discovery of the locket,"-went on Marjorie, gravely, as'sho  rose'and prepared to walk homewards.  "As Madeline says, it no doubt pasted  through many bauds before it came to  hers."-.  '"Oh, no doubt," said Hyde,' with  Alacrity. ���  "Still, it is a coincidence���a ^cc  etrange* coincidenco: and somehow I  can't help feeling that through that  locket the murderer will be brought to  Justice in the end."  i The young man cast a keen, sidelong glance at her, as though doubling whether she might not bo kcepins  back some suspicion in her mind.  "And this gang of thieves you wcre>  Speaking of," sho resumed.    "Isn't it  quite possible It is one of them who  killed my father?"  ,  "Quito  possible, I should say," hs  answered, rather dryly.  "But not very probable, you think?"  /said Marjorie, looking quickly into his  face. (  "I didn't say so." And he smiled a  Mfle amusedly.  Marjorie felt hurt.    .        ..  ."Oh. Mr. Hyde, it isn't a jesting mat-  ler���to me!" she exclaimed, reproachi  fully.     -  "Forgive me," he said, becoming pel*,  feclly serious in a moment, and drawing her arm through his as he spoke. '  '.'Forgive me. I wouldn't have pained  you for the'world." After a pause he  added, very softly: "You believe that"  Marjorie?" . -  She did not answer, though a joyoua  thrill ran through her veins, and mad6  her heart beat-fast.       ..'     ������  A few moments later they had reach*  ed the house. -   - .-  ,\      , * ���       *    '"*',,*,    <��� ���  That same afternoon, ,soon after  luncheon, Mr..Hyde looked across tho  table at Marjorie, and said���  "I needn't, ask. whether syour walk  did you good.    You have grown quite '  pale in this last day or .two, but"now  the roses are blooming in your chcekp  again. Do you know what Madeline la  doing, my dear?���whether sho is wanting you, I mean."        ' '    ,  "No,, sir.   Sho is .asleep."'  / "Then get another mouthful of fresh  air, my dear.   I am- going down to the  -iVillage in  a few  minutes.    Will you  ,walk���with, me as far?" , <tj-  *   "With pleasure, sir." ' '  And she ran upstairs to put ion he*  Lat 'and cloak.  Five minutes later. Charles Hyde,,  standing beside one of the window's in  tho upstairs corridor," watched his  uncle and Marjorie depart.  . He .watched them down the drive,  through the gate, and out of "sight;  jLhen, very coolly, and as though he was  .doing,the.-most natural'thing,in the  world,'he crossed the'corridor and entered^ Marjorie's bedroom. '   -  ..Locking the door carefully. behind  liim, he produced a bunch' of keys of  ���all 'shapes aud sizes, and began, with*,  great deliberation, to fit them, one after the other, into the locks of the.  drawers.  The. fifth" he tried was successful,  and revealed to his view the writing  desk, of which Marjorie had spoken.  The lock of this too, was tried, and  (With the'same success.  The same with the little box within  ft, and finally he held in his hand the  tiny Ivory box containing ^he bit of  blue enamel.  At this moment there came a low,  hurried,tap at the door.  Without a moments hesitation, ht  crossed the room and apened it. -  Madeline, her cheeks flushed, hei  eyes feverishly bright, stood outside,  .wrapped in a dressing gown.  "Have you finished?" she panted  "She is- coming down the lane. She  .will be here in five minutes.'  "She'may be here in one minute 1\  ihe.. chooses," said "Charles Hyde,  coolly.  He put all the things into their re-  The Modem Frankness.  " This is the age of liberty, and in common with many other things, the tongue  tas received' considerable enfranchisement. Subjects which used to be forbidden are now openly mentioned as a  matter of course, and topics to which a  few decades ago it would have been considered in bad taste to allude are spoken  of without reserve.  "How openly people talk of their por-  erty nowadays," eaid grandmamma. "I do ,  not think I like it. I prefer the dignified,  old-fashioned reserve that bore its privations in secret and siiowcd a brave face  to the world. I think for people to be always saying how poor they are sounds  like begging, for, of course, ��� it always  sets their'friends to thinking what they  can do for them 1  ' "Another freedom of speech I do not  like at all," she continued, "is the universal use of 'swear words,' as the children call them, by really nice girls. They  actually say that word that begins with,  'd,' which 1 cannot even repeat witli perfect ease. 'Why, what else can I say to  express my feelings, grannie?' said my  granddaughter the other day when I remonstrated with her about it. 'When I  was a "girl/ I answered, 'and missed my  croquet ball, I said,."Oh, sugar!"' and  you<6ught to have heard her laugh!"  "Well/for my part," said the young  matron, to. whom she was speaking, "X  liko the honesty of to-day which snys  just what it thinks. My girls when they  arc grown up read everything and, talk  about everything;that 1 do, and I find  that tlhcir discrimination of what is good  and what is bad is quite as good as my  own, but i ngreb with you about tlio  'swear words,'" she added. "1 never  hoar a woman swear without a shudder."  / «JJ
■. * if   \,^- -
A Usofisi GimB
rA' new machine gun which may causo
a    revolution   m    infantry tactics has
been recently invented by a Danish officer and foimally adopted by the Danish aimy.     This gun has nil thr adv ant-
ages of the old machine gun with none
of its disadvant iges   ( Wncieas the old
<    stjle gun is a heavy piece of aitillery
mounted on ■wheels, the new gun weighs
only thiiteen pounds and may  be carried, togothei yw'itk its tupod and ^ammunition,  by    a    single  'soldici.    The
tnpod which1 holds the gun id not absolutely nccessaiy, as the weapon may
bo suppoited on any makcsluil crotch,
like an oidmaiy ilile, a lien occasion demands it.     This portable weapon may
bo lueil  at   the  late  of  300  lnimds a
minuto.      Its ammunition   is cunud in
curved   magazines,     each     holding    30
louiuls, scvci.il of winch may  be packed  side  by  side in a  cm vert 1 knapsack
made for the pin pose       II inaj  lie carried into many places wlio.u a'machine
gun could ncvei  be di (jr^ed, as,'hu  instance,  mountain   la-stiij-reb,  wlieie  tiie
Jioisos  mid  mules, ucf<-»«.iiy  loi   thawing  aitilloiy  could  itot   pencil itu   1'ar
ticularly   11 'it  adapted     lo     deleii-jivo
•waiiaio.      It has no (.uu.igc and nmts
no shield   which  m ty  olloi   ilselt  as  u
jtinik to the shell, of Lite enemy      Jn-
0tcncl,it can be hidden nvny dining the
timo  of  a bouibajdment.      Then   vvlnu
tho  enemy's  infantiy   ndv moos  to   tho
attack   the   useful   mile   gnus,   can   be
Ibi ought Coilh, placed upon the- paiapet
nnd  hied  with  deadliest    elloet.      Another  use   to   wliuh   tins   vveipon1 may
4)0 put  to advantage is  the aiming of
anniincs^ to  whom in   tlio  small  opcin*
tious'on' shore  m   winch   they   mo  npt
to take pait  it would  bo ot vvondeitul
ttssistanoo.      Militaiy evpeits say that
the possibilities that may  be found in
a   coips1 of   mounted   inlautry   with   n
thiid of its number canying these weapons  and   the   lemiiiudor  cauying  ammunition   aio startling to contemplate,
a.« the coips tnus equipped  would coin-
lime  the  qualities  of lnf.mtiy,  cavalry
and aitilleiy and would be   almost   in-
nonor at Windsor Castle, he wiote suggesting the lepicsentntion of some
Shakespearian play, he having himself
ti a-nsl.itea several into Poitugnese with
the collaboiation of his father, lie'was
much suipiisecl at learning that not a
single play by Shakespeare was iiiniung
in Liondon, and still moie that no ro-
piescntation could be piomptly piepar-
ed. It may also not be known that
the King of Poitugal lias pionoimecd
musical tastes, vvlhich include a fianlc
detestation of the latei woiks of Wag-
nei and a heaity admnation for tho
tuneful rand simple melodies of Veidf
in his earker penod.
The Daily Grind.
woum tonow    .viaiiv of the frees slioweu
looks of intelligence at the instint (he
"If you think and talk continually oi   head fell, but this, of com so, was only
tlio weary gimd of  your dajly  life, it   for a sjcond.    In a ninnbei  of case-, n-
Will continue to seem so; and will not i decided   efl'oit   to   swallow   Mas   shown,
change," says Hlla Wheeler Wilcox in an   and icpeated sovei.il times    in some in-
Dicssiug Table.   The oiliei ILiif appears • .'
lo Get inlo the Butlci ' s 1 / fi
leather  camp  Homo   the   othei   •night7tf
Ih a J3ught Golden C\ owning doiy on     *-
'The  Kingship   of Cheerful-
aititle   on   '"|V
"How rarely do we encounter a human
stances theie was a pronounced clloio to ]
speak, nidging horn the cvpiessions and
movements ol  the lips     Theie weie no
Jm Coat.
-\lolhei   United his Coat for
being who does not give ullciaiice to a j convulsive movements in any of the bod
Scotch as It is Spoken.
On the occasion of a lceent visit -which
I paid to Tomintoul, says a wnter
in The Celtic Monthly, I tiavelled fiom
Balindalloch station by "coach, along
with some natives of the district, and a
few stiangers, who took advantage of
ihe rido to make their fixst mutual acquaintance.    Among the visitois was a
' gentleman with a -very pionounccd English accent, who seemed to be deeply m-
teicsfed m an old woman belonging to
the distucl. Unfoi tuna lely," they could
not convey much mf oi mation to one
another without the assistance of an
intcipicter. The old lady explained vciy
cneinnst'antially/aiid with gtcat wealth
oi detail, that she was "ncht sail made
m! the roomatics, an' they gist gio
every ither stoon that duls a' up my
nnm an' clean roon the shouthei-bled,
' till a'm near han' wid wi't, an' suiely
a'm sair enyoch foifoclien this same day
wi' a' this tiaivellin'." Later on her
new acquaintance questioned her regarding the longevity of the inhabitants
of the district. When the interpreter
had again explained, she hastened to in-
foim her mteilocutor : "Oo aye awite
they div sometimes wachle awa' till a
richt lang age," adding, 'by way of a
striking example, "theie's'nn mither
herscd' noo, she 'ud be a hunner an'
twa come the mora's week—if she wis
The "Nice Boy" descants upon tho
subject of Skirt-hitelung: "The iu-
mor which pievailed some months
ago to the eflect th .t Uie feminine skill
had been taking a piclc-inc-up, and was
no, longer going, like the 'needless Alcx-
andnne/ to 'Liail its slow length along
like a wounded sua1 e,' has, like many au-
other piopliccy,'fallen somewhat shoit
in its fulfilment To-day tho paveinciil-
bWf-ejjmg diapeiy is still tho mle, while
Die invading shoit sLnt, though it has
ceitninly made its pieseiice felt, is not
j pt by any means in possession of the
held. "      ' '
"And oO the fail feminine is still confronted'by Ihe vveiidand complex,piob-
lcm how, with two hand?, which aio
alieiuly somewhat men p.- ei Uitcil' by being
fightly gloved, sho is going lo c.i'ny her
pin so, hold up an uinbiolU, manipulate
a mull, and hold up hoi sknts all at the
same Lime. It is thou that she billeily
ic.ili/es that she has only got two hands,
though sho does occasionally gel a thud
hand. (When?—lid.f AVhy, vvhoii she
guts a littlo belundhiind, of coin so Don't
thiow things, please! It ceitatnly scorns
haul that, at the veiy lime when she
wauls c\ciylhing a\ailable, foi sknl-
hitehing—namely, ou a wet day—one
hand at any late i9 hopelessly 'hois do
combat, being occupied in wielding tho
liuunless, nccessaiy umbiella
"J3ut this same question of okhMulching is one which lends itself to lieatiucnl
in ,iui nilinile vanely ot methods, and
the caielul obsenci will be able lo discos ei quite a lot about a kuly\ chaiac-
tci by watching hei walk acioss a. muddy load upon a damp day.' <
"Theie is, ioi instance, "the tlnifly gill,
whose   one   idea  is   to   keep   Uie'sknt
clean, ieg.iidlcs3 of lppcaiances She
clutches it high and di} and goes upon
hei way lejoicmg, disdamhil of the gnus
caused b^ the displav ot a not too* filiiiv
slocking noi o\ ci-dainty bottine Theie
is' the clumsy gnl, who dugs the sknt
lound all out of position, a-ul by hei
stienuoiis efloits gcneiallj succeeds in
making things fai woi-,0 than if she had
left them alone. Theie is fche gul who
has been to school in Pai ,3. who, lcgaicl-
less of lain, diseauls hoi umbiella, knowing that no ical execution m vthc way
of sknt hitching can be done unless both
hands aic called into tho seivico She
knows, too, the e\aot amount, to a milli-
metie, of stocking and uiidoisknt that is
being put on uei,, and.sko'ia also well
awaie that both are qualified to beai Ihe
minutest inspection, and oomo out of the
^cidi   1 -with flying colois
"This is the gnl who genoiallv gets
called a coquette by the others, who aio
painfully awaie that their 'revelations'
are doing them less ciodiK Bui she goes
calmly on her waj, secure in tho knowledge that, if the female critics aie
spiteful and envious, the mere man is at
least appieciative of the fact that she is
trying, lo Lhc best of hei ability, to cheer
and beautify the depiessing diilness of a
I sloppy sheet,
complaint of this kind! The mother of
a family, with her 'household caies; the
father at his office or shop; the teacher,
the clerk, the conuneicial tiavcler, the
merchant, the newspaper man, the author, the aitist, and the man and woman
of fashion—you have heaid them one
and all bemoan the monotony of life and
its duties."
"Why add yom plaint lo the monody?
Why not sing new woids to a more
cheerful an? Your woik must contain
somo pleasant fedhiji-. , If it is whollv
and absolutely diaUsiciil lo you, you
can nevei 'attain Ihe lie,l> success—and
you would be wise to seek ollir-i, employment. This, if you tip detennmed, tan
be obtained. Once positiw t\ m.ikc up yom
mind whin; you want to do. and set join
whole menial foiccs lojniig about the
desired lcsult, and y it ■ ,' let ful Id
obtain it. No man oi unman need ic
main m a position which makes In*,
cliccilcss and dis.igiei'jb'u An intense,
peisistenl desiic fcii soniollnng clilteicnt
will bung a change-
"If, however, join woik.is not all'un-
plcasaul, then slop jour conslunt f.mll-
Jincling about its inonolony Yom niiiul
'ought to be able to give \auaLy lo whit I
you do. The sun uses cvoiy morning
and sets c\ciy night, and no two dajs
aie exactly alike. The =ky—the wind—
the atiuospiie'ic—vanes "' Let yom
thoughts vaiy yom woik. llegin each
dity with a icsohc' to find soniollnng
pleasant and inteicsling in life. Enjoy
your --■"- "'   ■
"We often hear it said of'a lmn that
ho docs not know enough to go jh when
it rains. Such ignoianee is much less
lcpichensible than not knowing enough
to breathe, and theie aie tens of thou-
'sands of human beings who belong to
that categoiy. Life and woik assume
much moie interesting aspects when we
learn how to bieathe. If all the way to
and fiom youi labor you aie feeling
sony for yqmself because life is monotonous, you aie building the wall highei
and higher which shuts you fiom the
things you desne. Stop it! Say each
morning, 'This is to be an interesting
and successful day foi raf' rf it does
not piove to be, then aky it 'fa* ne\t
moinmg, and tho next--satiX it come3
true." ' i
aes  oi   legs,   the  heads  alone
signs of life.
show in;
Tlio boy brags of what ho will do when
a man; when he becomes a man Qie boasts
of what he did when a bo v—''Life."
The Feminine Mind:
Woman consideis Ivi-Mf to be tile Or-
ni ineiit.il Pottion of (lie Community.
Sho is the Dione of the Ili\e, and Nev^r
Woiks Only with hei longue. AixQ
th it noi ci .Stops ,
in that Oigan,  the  Tongue,  Woman,
bus sohed the y..cicl ol Peipetual Motion
Woman has One Cieat Quest    It is tcy
• Chnse Some Poor Fellow  until he Ger»
I so Katllcdi that heqiiO-ioscs to l'ay her
t Boaid and Lodging foi' the l?fst of her
j Existence     She  then  s tys   "This  is so
A Satire by a Man.'
There n a lathei   amusing  aiticle In
sudden1" and the pooi Kool is Booked.
&he has Thice Objecls in Life: 'Fust,
Dres,,  Second, Diess,  Thud, Diess.   '
She   leally   has   anolhei   Obiect—^her
the   " AVcstimnstci   Beview"     by    Mr.    huts,b*ui(1-   But ho is an Object of Pity. ,
James   fawinbuuic,   entitled     "Peminino    ^"o'S very lond ol linn, and says sho
-■    • Ilopes «he will never Lose Him.   If sho
l)id, she would eithei have to Cot Another or else Woik foi hei own Living
iUiiKl-woislup"    The feminine   mind   is
the    tjpc    which    depends    chiefly    on
| momoiy    and      13    lepioduclivc ;    tho
' other on icasoiiing    and    13    cieative.
These  tii'o   t\pes  he calls  Ihe femmiiio
1 and 1111-f 'Imij mind.    Lie snys lhc mas-
tuiiic is . itiih the lu»hci, but the palm
is given   ny   univeisal   consent   to     the
mind   that  is  beic  classed as feminine.
Hence   Ife   calls  J113    pupei     "i'eniunno
,The feminine mind he calls the memory rniud, and it is chaiactcn/cd by
gicat icsp^ct foi cveiy kind of ictogin/ed
authoiity, unmenso aclmiialion for
wnat is old, and an uueiitie.il cicdulily
which accepts dogmas and uleils on no
othei basis than ol aullioiity. A well
developed mind ought lo bo both feminine and masculine," but 'the piepondei-
ntingly feminine mind  seems  to  me  to
—Pi0111 "'Living Annuals," by Ally Slop~
The Horse of the Andes,
What the camel is to the people of the?
doseits of Asia and Al'nca the llama, fate those who dwell in the Andes, says
W. E. Cintis in his book, "Between thj*
' AuiRs and the Ocean" The llama is
a faithful, much-en during beast, sure*
footed and speedy, without the services
of which the inhabitants of some parta ,
of the country would be utterly helpless,
' iii"
Do Cut-Off Heads Live?
Take it up tendeily,
Giip it with caie
Stockings?   Hei Sundaj-best
Openwork pair "
Without Provocation.
Eelics Found in London.
For wooks past, s.iys The London Express, the London County Council's 110-
■iices on the hoardings of  the Holbom
i>o Strand impiovemrnl woiks,    telling
workmen, with a piomise of a rowaid,
to take any   out-of-the-way    substance
they may find in the soil to the cleik
of the woiks, as it might piove to be
valuable, have been caicfully studied by
the laboicis.   The old buildings in lloly-
wcll street and New Inn did not come
within  'the   range  of  notice,     as   they
were sold as they stood, with anything
that might he found  theiein.      bcaich
has been  caiiied on with a zest,    not
Without a certain profit. Included among
itlie   hnds   that   have  been   made  is   a
paicluncnt rolatdng to a State appointment of a, former Duke of St. Albans.
The document is said to be aibout 250
yejirs old.   Discoveries of coins have been
(frequent, and  have included a Chailes
I. .farthing and shilling.      An    ancient
Newgate token was also    brought    to
light.    The demolition of  the old chimneys has settled the question where the
London pigeons disappear tut the close
of their days.   There are thousands of
(pigeons in London, yet never a dead ono
is seen.    They arc as rare as the pio-
veibial dead donkey.   A« many as half
« do/en pigeon skeletons were found in
some af tho chimneys, however.      The
ekeleton of a'cat was found in one of
tho cellars.    The bones were   bleached
puro white with age, and expert opinion
has stated the remains to be nearly 200
years  old.     For  some days   this gruesome relic re£ted on an improvised pedestal of old timber, and tha workmen,
wit>h grim playfulness,  placed a  mummified  rat  between  rce  grinning  teeth.
Then one night the twain were stolen,
Rnd have not boen heard of since.
The Comt—But did you give no provocation? The Compliiiiant—Divil a bit,
your woiship. Coniin' foiuinst him, I
bcz, ^ez I, "1 ain't goin' lo quar'll wul
you, you duty, low scud1 Don't think
ye can piovokc me to fight," se^ I, "be-
caze I wouldn't dn thy me hands wid Iho
liles of such a lliavm' mciigiel1" Wid
that I tuck him a skelp wid a bit of a
brick syi' not anolhei woi-id was said.
An, Admirer ot Shakespeare.
From The London Outlook: The
King of Portugal has conceived % low
estimato of our national enthusiasm lor
our greatest dramatist, Shakespeare.
When he heaid in Paiis that a State
performance ira» to be given    in    hut
The Gate to Health
Is a hale heart, and the batter the blood
pump the moro vf(?orous the vitality.
.    Some know tlity Imvu wunk hearts :
1 others only know that they're ill and
, don't suspect the lit 111
But cure tho hciirt ct.res every part.
Mo heart is too sound; ninety-nine out ,
of a hundred are disordered 01 diseased.
Doctors do rot git t» tbe heart of the
subject; to be effective that is wli-tmod-
enthrones health where dineHbo reigned,
lu the great center of the aybtsm, the ;
heart. Then good blood pumps in full
measure, sends new life quivering
through evory organ and tissue of the
body. It means new courage, new cheer,'
I a new lease of lifo	
■carongars of the digestive uyuum and
healtfrs of tho,  disordered  apparatus. '
Purer? vegetable and mild, forty dosoa '
for ton cesits    Onc-flfth the price el the '
next best ooupotins; pllL 18
Everyone     is      faimliai      with     the
stoiy    of    the "■ nobleman    who    sa-ved
his    estates    to    his    heirs    by  lising
fiom the block and walking three steps
after lus head 'had been cut -off.   This argued something like intelligence in the
body.    Dr.  Oliver Noiton, a recent investigator, aigucs that all the thinking
power is in the head, and the axe does
not end it.   Dr. Norton has baen in the
naval  service  for  eighteen years.    He
has been around the woild several times.
When the allied forces inarched to the
relief of Pekm he accompanied them.   It
was on this expedition that he gathered
the data that form the basis of his declaration that the death of a man beheaded is not instantaneous.   At Canton
he witnessed the execution of 3G Chinese
in one afternoon, and studied the gruesome spectacle fiom a puiely  scientific
standpoint.   Dr. Noiton said: "It was on
a Sunday  afternoon in last November
that the wholesale execution took place.
I was standing outside a pottery where
official  execution   giound   is    situated,
■when   there_ were   loud   shouts   and   a
crowd of Chinese came 1 mining up.   The
36  condemned  men  followed  in  litters
canicd  by   coolies.    The  men's  elbows
weie  diawn  back  and  pinioned;   their
hands weie  bound togethei, and heavy
irons were  on  then   legs     The litters
weie tinned ovei, and  theii   occupants
spilled out on the giound     Seven came
in the fiist batch., and these were forced
to kneel m  tho sheet and wait neaily
tea munttes foi the aiuval of the others.
Piiacy and muiclei  i\cie the ciimcs for
which the niajouty of the men weie to
be killed.   When the otheis anived they,
too, weie made to kneel, Uie pai fcy being ananged in  a  long  lino,  two   and
thice abieast.    A tag was attached to
each  man's   pigtail,  and   a similar   tag
•was fastened  to  the  hlouse     This was
for the pin pose of ldenlificition, and to
ensuie the buiying of each head with the
body to which it belonged.   A stick stuck
out of the co'1.11  of e.ich man's blouse,
and/Co this was attached a p.ipei   containing an account of the c1111un.1l and
liis cume.   Tlio men showed no signs of
being under the influence of opium, and
weie  appaiently  unconcerned.    A  high
oflicinJl, with a icd umbiella, came out
to  see   that  justice  was   done,   and  a
guard of ^Ij soldieis lined up to prevent
any attempt at a lescue.    Many of tho
condemned    men    exchanged    faiewells
with fiiends in the ciowd of onlookers,
but theie were no signs of grief or collapse on- the pai fc of anyone.   Two executioners peifoimed the entne 30 decapitations.   The headsmen were armed with
heavy  two-handed  swords.      They  did
t/heir work cleanly and rapidly, and in
all but three cases the heads fell at a
single stroke.   A remaikable feature of
the occasion was the demeanor of fche
spectators.    As  the  sword fell on  the
first victim theie was a wild outburst of
cheeiing,  and   this  was  repeated  after
each stioke.   I asked a Chinese the reason for the demonstration, and he said
that it was to make the doomed men
brave.   .   .   .   As Ohe heads fell I ex-
.amined them closely.   There would be a
swift upward movement of the eyes, an
expression of surpiisc would come over
the face, as if the victim weie wondering what had  hit luni, the lips would
move as if in an attempt to speak, and
then the faces would turn pale, nnd a
fainJt, Whick speedily gave way te death,
make a veiy good show 111 classics, a» it
is a subject  chiefly  involving  mcmoiy.
In  history   they aie  /ioi  behind    men, I
except in tho  higher blanches.    Mathe- 1
m.itics is a subject which  women    can !
deal with, but thorgh they have never '   ■     ,„ , .. ,   ,     .        ,,,.,.„,..
been shut one fiom  it, vet they   havo     one'-of the combatants is lulled, if both
never done    anything    111  the    highest j'are.not-      when frightened, the llamas
branches    The cieative and the ongitial 1
seem absent fiom tcniiiunc mathematics, I
those who know the banenness ofHhe
terrible deserts.     Although the llama is
naturally docile and obedient, he has a
furious temper, and duels sometimes take''
place in the herd which eontinue_untiJ"
as fiom all feminine woil
When -we "conic   to  science,   we    find
women aie simply nowlieie.    Mwy women can do sonic aoit of scicntilic woik, '
as they aic more e.ueful than men and j
moie  accuiate in   taking .lcidings   But {
that 13  about  the  end of  then   tc-lhei. I
In medicine women   hive made n  good t
deal  of  slu   without much   lesulfc       In !
applied  science  women   do then   bhaie, I
only  m  the  lowei     tanks as   iri«killed '
labor.    Women invent nothing, and 01-
gam/.e no huge busmc»5C3
Women aic not good "men of business,'' owing to the absence ot liiiinoi
and want of a sense of bahince and of
the lelativj impoitnnce of things Mu»ie
13 geneially supposed to be'a lcniuunc
art, but theie have neiei been good
women composcis ; they only play the
dead  bones   of   music,   and   aie   easily
scatter ovor the descit, but when corn-*,
cied they huddle m groups, with their
tails  togethei   and   then   heads,ont to .
meet the  enemy.      Then   011 Iv 'weapon>
of defence is their saliva, wnich, wliem '
they  arc angry,' they   sqimt   through'
then- teeth in showns      A diop of tlii-ii
saliva falling 111  the eai "oi  eve or any
pait of tho inody,whcie the skin 13 brok-,
en will pioduce a paintul nutation, and
sometimes   d.inceious soios,   like  thosti
that-iesult  fiom  the  venom  of a serpent.                               ' ,; „
' ;     "  ,   '    *
Green Cut Bono For'Eggs. ' r
We maj  obtdm sonic eggs' foi winter
u&o -wntlio'it feeding cut  bone,  but by     ,<
its use  we can maternity aue-ica&e tha S
ininibw.    The ownoi  of a liundied-hens,,",'
is losing the  puce  of    a,  good cutter
evciy wintei  by dopuving t'icm oi the
matoiial which    ho    would be able  to ' -
beaten by a mechanical piano    JAl the    furnish at a veiy small cosl.   We havo
organ   no   woman   succeeds,  and"   they! diseoveied ~ that    for      eaily    hatched
never  undcistand    the%1 mechanism    of    chicks    it    is ""inchspensable. -To  laise^
their instiumenls     Cleigy, men  of let-1 strong,  healthy, vigoious clucks a sub-   v =
tois,   and   highly   educated   people   aic    stitute must be found to like the place
notoriously  unmusical.     In   senous   fie-    of the bugs, woims, otc, on which they- ',
tion women are almost, if not cntuely,    thrive so well later 111   the season. '►A'
on an equality with men.       -      , n mineral substance is also nccessaiy for      *'
The feminist mind is most highly de-    hardening the fiame    of   >the   girawing    '
veloped  in  clergymen.    Only men   who    chick, and experiments haie piovod that
have specially  feminine  minds    become    chicks fed on gi een cut bone aic never .
--•---• subject to leg weakness.   But it is as a   -.
winter feed for laying hens that w e derive the greatest'pioht fiom  it—(Mrs.     - "
Ada B. F.    Pai sons,    in   Iowa Homestead. s ' .•
ft* A
clergymen, for the cleigy have piactic-
ally stopped all development of the
masculine mind for neaily twenty centuries. The masculine mind has bioken
loose dining the last hundicd ycais or
a little moie, and the lesult is civilization. Ninety-nine pei cent of 0111 knowledge of Natme has been gleaned in the
last eentuiy.
Women would do well as clergymen,
but  they aie  kept  out  chielly  because
of   a mean  nnstianslation  in  Coiinthi
ans    33
ler th       ..    .
Dog docs not eat dog, and women won't
woiblup women, and if women weie   m
the chinch clcigynien woiship, on which
' the chinches chielly depend, would \an-
j ish'and  the    whole    stiuctuie crumble
I away.
The whole of oui education fiom top
to bottom is essentially feminine. We
woiship the feminine mind, although it
is   unpioductivc   and  useless    foi
Famous  Brigand.
In Sicily, says The Daily Graphic, ono
of the most celebrated biignnds of today is a Francesco Varsaiona.    He has.
quite   outdone   his   piedceessor'   Muso-   ■
But the poweis that be know bet-    J™' " £> h« eluded  the   earbmeer* '
an to lot women into the Church. ' ^^^15°%*™ y?,ai!" 'T1 h,vs "ot»
yet been taken. LiKe all mcmbeis of Iris
'-'profession" he    is devoutly    leligious,.
and^he -will run any 1 isk to get  to ju   .
ccitain shune of the Vngtn near Oas-
tionoio, wheic he consideis himself uri-
doi pai titular piotc-ition.    A pietuie*ofl
him,  which  accompanies  Tjio  Graphic's   ,
story, was,  the ai ticlo piotceds,  lakea
under the most peouliai   ciiciimstances^
.0   u,.!,,^.^.^   .—   » ,   Llie    ^n  amateui   photopaphet   passing  tho-
welfaie ol huinaiiitv    Tlio propci study    sliune just at  the moment of  the ar-
of mankind is man's inside.    We ougnt    >»*al of a man and woman   thought tho
to bo taught physiology and hygiene, and    scene pictuicsquc,  and  "took" it with-
pcihaps a little niedictnc.    AVhat do -we    out their being awaie of the fact, ab-
leain of this?    Nothing     Aftei  health    Rorbod  as  they were in   prayeis.    Not
come-j wealth and economics.   What do    liking the  tin en toning .111  of  the innis    '
our schools do  foi   us  heie'    Nothing,    the photogiapher I»fr huinedly.  Wisb-
Our    uinvcisilies ?      If    possible,    loss.    >'ng to induce some peasants in the vil-
Thcy  have    feinini/ed     economies    and    lago of Caninuiata to pose for him, h&
diagged it into such low lepulc that it    showed this pictuic, together with oth-
had  much better have been  left alone,    ers,  to the villagers, who instantly re-
Evciy study is feinini/ed by pedagogues    cogni/cd tho man as tho brigand, 'Var-
as far as possible.   Music is a masculine    salona, and the woman as his associate,
art, but our universities haie feminized    The   sensation   cioated   was    immense,
it  away.    Our focst  English composers    but the photogiapher had to decamp, as-
are   those  who  never bad  an  oidinary    Varsaiona heaid of the matter and wa»
feminine musical  education.    Ncveithr-   furious  at   having  been   photographed,
less,  although  w oir.cn   do .possess    tl e   It is related of Varsaiona that" having
wrong kind of mind, thcic is no reason   committed  an    extraordmanly    brutal    ■•
why they should not be as well equipped   murder, he -wished to go to his special
ns  possible,  and   the higher  education,    Bhrine, but it was guarded by the ear-
Mr. Swinburne graciously admits, is not    bineers.    He felt it imperative  to iroft
making them manly; it is mciely giving   rjd 0f t„em and rei.01.te(j  to Btrat£y.
them a chance of doing feminine work   j?nBt his female associate came wrini-
which is at present uselessly and wrongly   jng her hands and crying, "That awful
monopolized by men. Varsaiona  has  not  only burned  down
« > 1 the  house, but has  murdeied my mo-
An Essay on Woman. i *her-'   Then Varsaiona himself rushed
' forward, disguised as a shepherd, shriek-
oman is the Female of the BTu-    ln£i    WTll»-t are you good for   if   you
e, -which she wins by a Short    cant catch that wretch; he has stolen
all my sheep."    "Where is he?"  crie*
The Woman
man Race,
In the Human Race, Man is Scratched. the  cag"   carbineers,   falling into'the
It is Woman who does the Scratching. trap-   "A few miles down the valley, to
She has many Curious Habits.   One is the south," returned the other.   Where
to Tie hei self up in Whale Bone, and uP°n one carbineer left hurriedly, and„
Pull and Squeeze herself in Something when he was out of sight the other was
Dieadful.   Then she Seeks some Mam to bound and gagged, with the help of tho-
put his Ann around her Waist and Con- girl, who was as strong as any man. to
tinue tbe Squeezing. this  condition   the  unfortunate  aeldier
Woman's Crowning Glory is her Hair, was left while tho brigand    said    his
My Mother is a veiy Estimable Lady, prayers, and  thus he was found v/hea*
but I do Hot Mind Telling you that Half hia baffled companion returned
of her Crowning Qlory is Usually on the
companion Returned,
HH.% VHJ ..gsr^.
^^_-ii^i-^^i i  fi,  lit   j  'i;  HI  h  in  II  P  If  I'M'     r  'Si'  r?i  il  ������-:] v  fi. t  if  I'-ev-  lv .-  ffl"  i, K'   '  1 j$  I'  i"  I-  ��?  '" \  ���fi  1"  Il,t  l'JfJ  c  T  m  M  I  y  ATLTX      B.   C,    SA"l.'i'n/>V,     .MARCH    jr,     1903.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church  ol Knglnnd:  St. Martin's Chiiruh, cor. Third mid Ti-iiin-  ��� i- sti-oeU. ' Sunday services, Matins at 11 a.  m., IiYensoujr 7.-B0 i>. in. Celebration of Holy  Communion, 1st Sunday in enoh month and  on Special occasions. Sunday School, Sunday ut it i). in. Committee Meetings, 1st  Thuridiiy in each month. ( i  i llov. I'\ Li. Stephenson, Rector.  St. Andrew's Prosbj toi-iau Cliiii-ch hold  services in tho Cliiii-ch on Socoinl Street.  Morning service at It owning son ico 7:30  Snndiiy School ut the close of tlio morning  son-ice. liev. E.TiirltiiiBtoii, Minister, l'roo  Koiulinir Room, to which all are welcome.  WANTED ��� Correspondents in  every section of the district. Enquire at the Claim for particulars.  The Atlin Athletic Club ' was organized last Friday evening wilh  the following officers: President, D.  ,Ross; V. Prcs., R. D. Fetherston-  haugh; Secretary-Trcas., S. H.  Plumbe; Executive, Dr. Young,  Sid. Rose aud J. D'. I/inisdeu.  There is already a membership of  twenty. George Hayes has placed  at the'Club's disposal his fine new  hall and gymnastic appliances.  Let   your   Light so shine.���Use  Eocene Coal  Oil.    For sale at McDonald's Grocery.  ~ - Fresh stock of Imported and Domestic Cigars at C, R. 'Bourne's.  Oranges, Lemons and Apples���-  McDonald's Grocery.  A big shipment of fresh goods  have just airived at Fraser & Co's.  'D. G. Stewart, and his sister and  a brother of Frank Mobley, aud  Miss Ashtou are a party leaving  Vancouver for Atlin on Tuesday.  Enjoy your Lenten fast and get  some fine Finnan Haddies or Salt  Mackerel at McDonald's Grocery.  Blue Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  pure.���It is sold in all the stores in  Atlin <  The Discovery Literary Society  gave a most successful concert last  Saturday. There was a full house  and the progiamme, which was a  splendid one, '\vas as follows : Song,  Land o' the Leal, J. Letherdale ;  Recitation,' Miss Maloney on the  Chinese Question, with an encore,  Bob-o-link, Miss Edwards; Song,  W. Taylor; Violin, Mandolin aud  Piano,   Messrs.    Cartmel,    Pilling  Sealed tenders wanted for sinking 90 feet of vertical shaft and 30  feet of drift. Steam hoist, pump,  burly drill aud tools furnished,  cabins, etc., complete.  Owners  reserve  the  right to reject any or all bids.  t    Bids opened March 25th.  Work to commence April 1st and  to be completed  on or before June  15th.  For  further  particulars apply at  this Office.  NOTICE.  N<  TO'JTCB is horoby given tliut implication  will boniudo to tlio fjogi.slutivo Assembly of tho Province of Hrltbili Columbia ut  its next Session for an Aci authorizing tho  Uritish American Dredging Company, Ltd.,  to divert and appropriate the waters of  Pine Crook, in tho District of Atlin. in tlio  I'roviuco of Uritish Columbia, nt a Point  above Pino Crook Falls about MO feet, lor  She purpose of generating cloctric power,  for tlio purpose of supplying tho sumo to  tlio mines uud dredging1 operations nloiig  Pine Creole and tlio neighborhood thereoF  nnd to charge tolls therefor.  tuh nrtmsii amkkican debug tng  iuliXl-a COMPANY   LIMITED.  and Christie; Bagpipes,'Mr. McKay; Song, The North, Countree,  with an encore, Tit for Tat, Mrs.  CosLigan; Character ^Soug,, H.  Paveyj,Vocal Duet, Mr. and Mrs.  Nedfed; 'Reading, Mrs. Lambert ;  Song,' Air. 'Hickman ; , Vocal Duet,  Mrs.-, Mobley and Mr. Morrison;  Song, Good Company, with an encore, Let me Like a. Soldier Fall,  J. D. Luiusden ; with gramaphone  selections, by Mr. Garrison.  Famous ivlooachead' Brand, Oil  tan Shoe Packs, just arrived at  Blackctt & Co.'s.  There is more- solid, comfort in a  cup of Blue .Ribbon Tea than in a  gallon of most beverages.  The conceit given by the Ladies'  Aid, last week, was an unqualified  success. ,, Space forbids us' from  quoting the programme,-which was  thoroughly enjoyed. The sum ol  $50.75 was raised and handed over  to (he church funds.   '  Subscribe for the Claim,' and get  your friends to subscribe.  MACHINERY FOR SALE���  A complete hoisting and pumping  plant; lias only been in use about  a month.���For terms, apply to O.  Belliveau, Gold Run, or to this  office. , This is one of the finest  rigs in the country.  '  Tuesday's hockey game resulted  in a winning for Discoveiy, with-a  score of 3 to 2. The visitors were  ente-tained to a most enjoyable  "smoker" in the evening. Among  the items on the programme were  one or two creditable exhibitions  of "Tha Manly Art of Self Defence."  For a good square meal-, go 'to  the Pioneer Bakerj' and Restaurant.  The first of the season's crop of  oranges at E. L. Pillman & Co.'s.  The Princess May and Dolphin  had about twenty passengers for  Atlin this week. Among the arrivals we have noted : E. L. Pill-  man, W. Smail, M. Brophy, Mr.  Telky, F. P. Miller, W. McLeod,  T. Willis and Mr. Wasson.  New Stock of Garden and Flower Seeds at C. R. Bourne's.  For the finest Fresh Ranch Eggs  go to McDonald's Grocery.  Go to , McDonald's Grocery for  Ashcroft Potatoes, just received.   ,  Dad Fenn, John Nichol aud G.  A. Kerr are ou the trail.  The Ris<  2 and Falf.  The lowest temperature recorded  for   the  week ending T3LI1 inst, is  as follows :  March 14  15 below  ' ,  15  10  ,  16  13      .  .   17  6 above,  ,   iS  21  .  19  to  ,  20  5      .  HARD  CEMENT  Continued from Fifth Page.  No. 2, 40 per cent uitro, which was  found to be more satisfactory gene-  ratly, and while black powder in  this kind of ground seems to shatter and break up the cement a little  raorc,-tbe convenience of handling  the first named finally decided us  in its favor.  It is of the  utmost   importance  We beg to quote the following ��� Cash Prices until'  Further Notice :"  '. $3.25  DG  Sugar.perlb  Ogilvie Flour, per sack  Patent,    do        do       . 3-25  Cream, Hotel size, per doz  . 4.75  do    Family size    do .' 2.50  Milk, Reindeer         do . 2,25  Clams, per doz     .        . '. 2.75  Canned Corn,'per doz . . 2.40  Peas       do      . . 2.25  Beans     do      : ,    . 2.25  Tomatoes do    . . 3.75  .10 c.  Agen Butter, r-lb tins    - .50c'  Rex Hams, per lb -        - ,23 c.  Commeal, lolb sack        - .85 c,  'Rolled Oats, B & K       - ,65 c.  Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb .50 c  T & B Cut Tobacco, do - $1.00  do     Chewing '     do   - .75 c.  Ovo, per tin   -        -        - . .75 c.  Salmon, per doz      -        - '2.25  C & 13 Jams, 1 -lb tins, per do/. 3.50  $W      r        ALL   OTHER'  GROCERIES    REDUCED      '    ,  Bfig? Bssrgssins  stISB left in Dry  Goeds and  's  &E  Fine All-Wool.Silver Gray Blankets, 10, 12 and 14 pounds;  for 55 cents a pound. ��� ��� [  ��� BLACKETT.&CO:  ofeli  D1XCN    BROTHERS,   Proprietors   . ��^��   Pool    &    Billiards;    Free/ -   ���   ,  a  Freighting and' Teaming.        jfi        Horses and; Sleighs for Hire.  al Iter*,  Dealers in   Provisions,   Dry Goods, Etc.,  Am   Sm   Cross,   &   Co.   ;  DRINK THE BEST  66  B' ��� 'TEA.  99  In Lead "Packets ol ^-lUsjiiicl i-l'b each.  For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &   Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  that all details of the work be arranged systematically, for upon the  proper performance of the same depends, in a great measure, the degree of success attained, the other  elements of success being the presence of gold in paying quantities,  and adequate means for saving it,  which will be described in another  article���to appear next week.  NOTICE.  ���RJOTICE is horoby ftivon that Sixty days  niter date I intend to apply to the  Chiof Commissioner of Lands and Works  for poi-mibiion to pui-chaao ;tho following  described tract,'of land for agricultural  purposes: That parcel or tract of land situated in tho Atlin LnUo Mininjr Division,  coznmniicliiK' nt. a post planted nt the N.W.  cornel- oT Atlin Townsitc, thence lvast 10  chains, thoneo north 20 chains, thoneo wcbt  40 uliitlim, tbeuco south 10 chains to point of  commencement, containing SO acres, mora  or 1<-SH. V. V. Quuun.  J)utoiI ut Atlin, H.O., tills Cth day of March,  J903. mni-7-8t  NOTICE.  ���NJOTMCE in hereby irivon that Sixty days  ^ alter ilato I intonil to apply to tho  Chiof Commissioner of Lands and Works  for iioriiitanioii to purchase the following;  descri bod parcel or tract of land for affi'l-  ctiltiirnl purposes: Commencing nt a post  planted ui< tho enstslioro of Atlinto llivor;  thoneo 20 chains in a northerly direction  aloiiK the fdioro of Taku Arm;' thoneo 20  cliainsin   an  easterly -direction ;  thence 20  chainsin a southerly direction; thence 20  chains in a westerly direction, to the point  of commencement, containing 40 acres more  or loss.    , T. Hincliclifrc.  Taku City, 13. C, December ISth, 1902.  mr5-8t \  THIRD GRAND MASK  FANCY   DRESS  ON   TIIE  Saturday, March 2ist.  In Aid of Atlin Fire Department.  Six Handsome Prizes.  C�� Po N. Co,  9  ���ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS���  The following Sailings are announced for the month of March,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train :  Princess May,  Mar. 7, 18 and 28  do. April, 7, 17 & 27  For further information,  apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.


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