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 1C /^����uj��.*iWCTJrufr.*.TK-ttiwa^^ i��Miw.mauT^wj��rf?*wi^>i-Miw-.a^^  ummmmmmm  /--'������.Vf���    Hi  -*rp!?'- "���'  u^&^jaSBaia&B&u,.  ���.< <  19��"ia  <?  V.  TW     -stjgi.  /���ft    i 7^/  VOL.   io.  ATLIN.   B. C,   SATURDAY.     MAKCK  26,    igo.j.  N!  WAH . NEWS  Port  Arthur,   March   19:-- Lost  night   mid   today   passer!    quietly.  According to information   received  from the'Russians al .Shanghai,   in  in the fighting ai   Port   Arthur  00  February rolli. and nth.,   the' Japanese   battler-hip   ','iUikasa"    was  struck by ten   projectiles   and   was  seriously damaged.    The 'Japanese  battleship   aud   two   cruisers   are  decked   for   repairs   at    Nagasaki.  At S.iseho two  thousand   wo'urdcd  Japanese are said to be in  the   hos-  , pitals.  Berlin, March 19:���A correspondent of the   "Lokal   Anzeiger" at  Seoul confirms the report  that  the  Russian Horse Artillery has   withdrawn to  the  North   bank  of the  Yalu River and  says  that   part of  the cavalry lias also withdrawn.  ���     St.Petersburg, March 19:��� The  Gazette expresses the hope t'-at the  Anglo-French   understanding will  result in a more friendly attitude ot  Great Britain towards Russia.  Cheefoo, 21 st.���A   private   despatch from Mukden states   that   a  battle has been fought on the Yalu  River, in which the Russians claim  to have  captured    i.Soo   Japanese  prisoners. u'    All   indications   now  point to the Yalu  as  the   probable  scene of a bloody battle   in'- a   few-  days.    To reach Mukden   or   any  point otKthe railroad, to cut off the  supplies from Port Arthur,   the Japanese must overcome the opposing  force of Russians  numbering ovar.  200,000   troops,   all   concentrated  where they can be  made  available  at any crossing of the  Yalu,   in   a  day or two.    The battle reported is  of a   skirmish   nature,   and   more  news of the same character is hourly expected.  St.    Petersburg,   21st.���Russian  troops continue to pour into North  Korea in excellent condition.    It is  said here that  typhus fever is  rag-  '   ihg among the Japanese forces.  Greiistardt, at.��� The comma rider  in-chief and Admiral Birileff hav*  inspected the battleships Alexander  wi, Naravin Sissoi, and Yilky, the  .cruiser Svietland and the torpedo  boats which are here preparing for  foreign cruise. The chief constructor promises to have allthe warships now building on the Neva  ready by June to proceed to the  Far East, if the authoiirie* decide  to send them there.  Tokio, 21.��� The British minister  here refuses to endorse the application of Hales, the correspondent of  the London Daily News, to accompany the Japanese army, giving as  his reasons that the reports Hales  sent of the Transvaal Boer war  were slanderous to the Boer army.  The Japanese government requires  all correspondents lo ba.'e the endorsement of the reutdout raiuister  of thecouutry they represent; Hales  is therefore excluded from all   connection with the army movements.  Wei Hai'Wei 22iid:~-A  Russian  diplomat here declares that  neither  RusMa, Japan nor any other  country can guarantee life  or  property  at New .Chwang or any other point  on the Vain- river.    He declare.* the  entire territory of the boundary between Korea aud Manchuria is soon  to be made the scene of the  bloodiest conflict in history.  St. Petersburg, March 22: ��� The  "Novoe Vremya"  publishes  prominently a  Paris despatch  declaring  it to be believed there that a triple  alliance of China, Japan'and Korea  has been formed..  This was the real  object of the Marquis Ito's visit to  Seoul, just completed.    Said a Military Attache of the Naval Office,  "If all then itionsof the earth were  as familiar with the Mongol and his  ways as is Russia, the triple alliance  of the yellow peoples reported from  Paris would excite dire alarm.    It i>-  for the protection of the peoples of-  the earth as well as for herself that  Russia takes the position now that  she cannot and will not be defeated.  Once Russia withdraws her strong-  arm from the East, the yellow peril.  would be upon the-nations of the  earth in earnest".  .Yin Kow, March 22:��� The German Consul, here has . notified all  German .subjects who have remained at New Chwang that they  do so at their own risk.  Chefoo, 22:���The Chinese  Pin,g  \ang squadron of four cruisers has  just arrived here.-   It is understood  it will proceed to New Chwang just  as soon as the ice has cleared away.  St.Petersburg, 22;��� Beyond tiie  movement of troops to the Far East,  which is progressing  satisfactorily  in accordance   with   the   Russian  plans,   the   advices  indicate   little  change in   the situation.    No  official information announcing collisions of opposing- forces    were   received up to noon.    This Government has no information to substantiate the reported capture of r 800 Ja.  -paniie at Yalu River, Saturday.  Seoul, J2nd:���The Japanese have  stopped Brigadier General- Henry  IV A lien, formerly chief of tbe Philippine constabulary and row U, S.  military observer of the Japauese  army at Ping Yang, requesting  him not to proceed nearer their  outposts.  St.Petersburg, 23:���The authorities here are skeptical in regard to  the report of the Japanese squadron  Mil-gsighted offthe port of New  Chwang.  St.Petersburg, 23---The "Russ"  in an editorial today ou Russia's  new prote.it against the violation of  the Hague Convention in bombarding the Quarantine Hospitals of the  Shan Taio Islands opposite Port  Dalny, declare that Japan cannot  meet the charge by pleading {gu��r-  ' mice of the character of the buildings on tbe island ��s the bombard-  men! of unfo- lified towns arid  buildings is forbidden by that same  Convei lion. The .'Russ''' sdci.s  Ihat Japan's art is'���; flaunting of all  die powers signatory thereto.  Tokio. 23:-~~'rhc Japanese Government denies Ihe Paris report that  Franco is acting in behalf of Russia a; d has protected ou account of  the bombardment of the Quarantine Station on the Shan Taio .Islands on Marcli 10th.  Irkutsk, 23: - General Kuropatkiii, commanding all the Russian  troops in" the Far East, arrived here  last night and left again for Lake  Baikal this morning.  Tokio, March'24;��� A .despatch  from Maji sa\ s the Japanese  fleet  made another' attack  on   Port  At-  thuron March 18th.   tud   bombarded early and late  at  the defenses.  The Japanese fought a' furious  engagement   with  the  Russian 'fleet  outside the harbor, destroying  one  Russian battleship. , Seven Japanese casualties are reported.    No information is at hand concerning the  condition   of  the   Japanese   fleet.  The Navy Department  is  not  advised-further as to this engagement,  but  evidently    expects     pleasant,  news. . . --v. -;- '  Tien Tsin, 25.���Viceroy Yusfc  has prohibited the Chinese purchasing Chins.ee newspapers at Chi*  ppao, on the ground that tbt-yiiad  published an untrue article* referring to the bad conduct of th-: imperial troops on the border, which-  tended to incite the people. '  Moscow, 25.���Th-.: 'municipality  is cutting down the city budget ia  order to provide the $500,000 voted  for war purposes. Instead ofu-eu*  ty new schools, only five wj!l be  opened. T -    -  St. Petersburg, 25.--.Thc w#j cf- '  flee is the recipient of-persistent xt- ,  ports that the Japanese ar* prepar*-  ing.to land troops on Guinea* territory on the west coast of the Gulf  of Liao Tung, either at Tien Kisu.  Cheng, Kiu Chau Bay, or at She*-  Hai Kwan. ,    .  London, 25.��� It is officially   de~'  nied ��� that  the  Russian  arjuoure/j*  cruiser Buy an   was blown tip by  r.'  floating   torpedo   at - Port Arthur,  March  16th.  When the Japanese  fleet  arived  off th<i  harbor,   the   Russian  fleet  filed out and was-in battle array before the first shot was  fired.    Four  Russian Cruisers gave  chase to  a  fleet of t.en Japa-.ese^ torpedo  boats  when   they   arrived' .within   three  miles.    The longer  Russian 'range  caused them to retreat but brought  the Russian warships within  range  of the Japanese guns.    What damage was inflicted is not known,  but  a   Russian   battleship   coming up  and   having  a  much louger range  was made the focus of  the   assault.  She steamed away,  evidently  in  a  sinking condition, the cruisers following up the crew.  .London, '4th:--A correspondent  of the Times at Tokio cables that it  is rumored the Japanese ships suj.  ceeded in blockading the entrance  to Port Arthur.  New Chwang, 25.���Prince Alat-  sin; sovereign of Mongolia, euro-ate  to his capital, has arrived   at  Kin  Chow from  Pekin and  Japan.    In  accordance with the declaration   of  Chinese   neutrality,     the     Prince  has commanded a strict observance  of the neutral ity of Mongolia,  thus  rendering:, illegal the ' large' pony  and beef traffic   upon   which   the  Russians depei.ded.    The   maintenance of this neutrality by the Chinese off the   region   between   tho  Great Wall and the Liao   River1 is  said" to be complete; thus   contrasting with Russian violation of  neutrality by the maintenance oi'armed  patrols and     guard* half way to  Shan Hai   Kwan.  OUR CAMP.  Atlin.   which  has  been   rapidly  coming to the" fore,   will be  more  .prosperous in 1904. than in any z.-J.h~  er year  of it*  existence.    This" "is '  the opinion of Mr. J. H. Brownlce,  who for five years has been  one  of  the largest operators in that  Caimi,  and is,   besides,   #nc   of  th*   best  known rmuirg'rnen in the Provlaca.  ���    Some important amalgamations of  interests have take:: place, and thssa  will result iu work of a  larger extent,-without the friction which -r-vs  often-militated  agaius!   succvs&ful'  operations.    The consolidation    cf-  the hydraulic .interests on  Spruca "  Creek has been consummated,������-'and  the Spruce Creek Power Coaju*:<��?-,, '  Limited is the  name under  which ���'���'  new concern will develop the  valuable properties on this Creek'.  The interests on McKee Creak  have.been brought together, tbe At-  liu Wining'Company, Limiu-d, .sell- -..  ing rut to the Hamshaws-nnrl ".hc'ir"  associates. The claims on McEec  Creek have been successfully worked for the past five years.  The Decks and SteAendyb* interests on Pine Creek have alsabeeo  consolidated under one management  This is the Creek on which placer  gjld was dis.-overed in Atlin, sod,  strange enough, tbe first hole wsa  sunk in gravel, than which there  has.been noue richer fouurl in tbe  District.  Although Atlin's   fame h pnSy  since1899.it was prospected , long'" '.  before..  Mining    meu   Irora   tWt '"���  District tell of finding cabins which  are at least   fifty   years   old,   and--  which indicate that the roame'r after  the phantom yellow had. bsnv there,  long before.  (NewB-Adrertirei.^  ���*.,    f  .: I  A   '  IV  ' IP  wn  pi  m  k  'i\t  MM  JiMil  -H  1  I  ml  I!  1.1.*  ha  '|Z  fl  !' il %e'��*^*B��e��**�� -+����tji��iji9<5**��>*��*��  t  ��  By   IZOLA   L.  FORRESTER  * Copyright,   1KB,   by   T.   C.   McClure  * ' w  W �� *J��t��4*�� ���$��� o <>��<����*���{��� o^.e*J��o��J* a *S* a �������������>  The mod?] at Vlvon's had fainted.  ! It was In the middle of tlio morning  Bitting,, tho very apex of intensity in  the Jasson. Little Vivon moved lightly  and restlessly here aud there from ono  easel fo anotbor, his small, black eyed  mere high lights'of sparkling: <?ag"i'-  noss under their heavy brows. TIo  " smoked bis short, thick pipe nnd plans-  ed from the charcoal studies to the silra  .white figure on the platform.  The   sunlight   poured   full   into   the  long, bare atelier.   Suddenly the model  swayed ever bo slightly aud Bank to  the floor. ���  Some of. the girls gave quick, fright-,  '   ened cries,  and Jean  Laurier glanced  np  with   a' smothered exclamation  of  angry    dismay    over    his    unfinished  sketch.     1'rom   the  first easel   to  the  right  of ��� the  platform   the   American  student Ha! Crane, sprang to the platform and raised her head on his arm"."  It was Buch a young head.   The loose,  warm tinted hair lay softly against bis  Shoulder,  and he noticed'for the first  ' (time 'how thin the small, piquant fuco  ��� was. '  " .Vivon hopped excitedly the length of  the room and waved his small plump  bands for order.  -   !'It  is   nothing,"   he  said.     "She  ia  fatigued, It is so warm.   Can you carry  1 her, M. Crane?"  Crane smiled  ��� ���' Could he carry her?  ���grimly as be raised the slender figure  in bis^arms. Why, his little sister  Bess, back In Crawfordsville, Mo.;-was  heavier than this. lie followed Vivon  from tha atelier awny from the battery of amused, curious eyes to.the.  artist's private den.  "Ma foi." laughed petite Yvette, her1  eyps narrowing critically, "that was  not bad, that last. ' I think I shall  faint, too, nnd let le gros Crane waltz  me off in his arms."  Laurier leaned lazily over her shoulder and , scran-led a  rough  caricature  ���an tho corner of her paper.  ,'  _    "Like that?"  ���  She   boxed   his   ears   soundly   and  ���reached'a greedy little band after the  b'ox of bonbons Elsie Ticot was pass-  '-tl��fl.   The model was forgotten.' ���  "Lay nor there." , Vivon nodded to a  S#rnor divan in the Inner studio'heaped  lUffh  with  pillows, sketches  and" costumes.    Crane   ruthlessly  pushed   the  Jotter off with his   foot to make room  ���for his burden.   He laid her down gently and held to her lips the glass of  Water Vivon brought.  '   "It is just fainlness, yes?" asked VI-  yon anxiously.  Crane   stared   thoughtfully   at   the  '   yrhlls race among the pillows.   He had  fceon hungry once back in the first days  ot the battle.   The little homo in Craw-  fordsville had sent him out to the great  clty'of his dreams, and only long after-  Ward had tbe tight been his own.    He  thought  he   recognized  tho   look  that  come* to those who are tracked by the  araii.  ���Wl think that she's just about starved,'' he said bluntly. "Get some wine  or brandy or something."  Vivon obeyed. The Americans had  B way that made men obey.  "Who is she?" asked Crane when he  $ad managed to get a  few drops of  (brandy between the pale lips.  .V'One of Ribaut's models," Vivon an-  gwtfred   nervously.    The  sounds  from  , jfho atelier were not conducive to peace  of mind.   les, she was a new one.   Ui-  feaut had sent her  to him  yesterday,  and he had engaged her for the poise, ���  Ithc grace, the turn of the head, that  line from the tip of the ear to the slope  St tho shoulder.   Sho did not pose for  the life classes, merely for drapery and"  'the poise effective.    And the name���it  'Svas in bis notebook.  He took it out and read from the latest entries:  "Virginia Wade."  "American?" asked Crane, using  'more brandy as he saw a flutter of the  ayellds.  "But, yes."   Vivon shrugged his shoul-  Jflcrs.    "When they come over and are  poo^r they i'uiist do something.    Some  are so proud llioy Hide away ami starve,  IU& some put up the grand right."  "^"Where does she live?"  -, :   Crane glanced up.    The little artist  had gone back to the atelier as a fresh  crash sounded, with Yvctte's peal of,  ���laughter ringing above it. , ^  When  the   girl's  eyelids  opened   so  Bmiled down at her in a friendly fashion.  "Feel better T' ���     ,  "I guess so." She hesitated and added with a scared look in her dark blue  eyes, "Did I faint in there?"  '"Oh yes; that was nothing. Lota  fio" Laurier had said the American  bad reduced cheerful lying to an.art  "It's so hot there In the mornings, you  There was a quiver of hopel-ss disappointment around the curves of her  Louth, and ho knew what troubled  ber. There was a Ave franc piece a  bio pocket He laid it uublushingly  on the tabouret beside her.  "Vivon said that was yours. He  couldn't wait, but he said to come to  morrow, and this is for the two sittings."  Her eyes brightened with surprise,  and ho knew his surmise had been  right.  "I must go home," she said, trying  to rise from the cushions.  "Wait while I get a carriage." Crane  started for the door decidedly. "I'll  send one of'the girls 10 help you."  cllie thanked htm with a smile that  made him whistle rk he went down tv*o  flights three steps nt n 1kne. \Vh">n  lie   returned   he  carried   he:-  do-.v;i   to  file carriage Willi a masterfulness That  fasked no nennlKHion, and she did nol  demur when he took the seat beside  her. " ,  It was not hard to find fir-r "sky parlor," as Crane called' it mentally, off  the Rue des Sceurs Claires. He called  there the next evening, and she met  him at the head of tho dusty landing  with a shy dignity and led the way  Into her attic apartment as if it had  been a Louis Qulnze reception room in  pink nnd gold. A young girl, younger  even than herself, sat in an easy chair  by the window and smiled up at him.  ������This i�� If^'nie. ray sister." Virginia  said simply. Crane's quick eyes noticed the slim pair of crutches leaning  beside the chair. He knew why she  had-posed at Ribaut's and Vlvon's, why  she had not hidden her poverty and  starved in silent pride.  The next time he came he brought  flowers for Lucille,' and a new grateful  friendliness flashed in the other's blue  eyes.  It became a regular thing, that walk  home from Vivonls to the Rue' dea  Sceurs Claires. She showed him soino  of her sketches, and Crane promptly  took a bunch under his arm and hawked them around the art stores .with a  devout persistency his own bad never  known. Before a month had passed  she had picked up odd work coloring  pen and ink proofs for one of the weeklies, and at last there came* a day when  she left Vivon's for good, and the future was full of hope.  '. "And.we shall see. la-la-In; w�� shall  ,6e"e Uovr." laughed Yvette. "He is in  earnest. 1<? gros Crane. .The wedding  bell3 will go ding-a-ling, and the little  white faced Virginia will have roses in  her cheeks." ' ,r  "It's all your cfcuag," Virginia told  him that night whe.a they parted at  her door. "1 was worn out and heart  sick that day when I fainted, and you  cheered me, and.���and"���-.She faltered and held out her hand to. him.  There' was* a five .franc piece in it  "Please take it back," she sa5d. "Vivon told me, and I think It was just'  splendid of you."  Crane flushed hotly, but he took it.  He knew her pride and that to her it  wa3 a debt of honor.  '  "And after today, what?" he asked.  "I shall miss the'walk home,-and you  will" forget Vivou'S and me."  She bent her he.ad low over the  bunch of pink roses'he had given her,  for Lucille, and something in her sk  lence gave him courage.  "Virginia, .if you would only give me  the right to sweep you aud Lucille  away from- th!3, ttaa sky parlor and the  struggle that never ends! I'm strong  and have gained a footing, and you  could study then"��� he rumbled on with  boyish helplessness. "I've loved yc-u  ever since that day at ��� Vivon'a when  your head lay on thy shoulder, and X  wanted to lift you lip and carry yoi?  away from it all���Laurier and Yvette-  and old Vivon- and all of them, you  seemed bo different and little and  alone."  She was ailc-nt sliO. and .he' waited.  Out over the city soiu*- bells were- ringing slow, sweet chimes, arid the sparrows were flwttcring- sloppily around  tho oaveu of the sky parlor over their  heads.  One of the roses fell', at ber feet, and'  he raised Jt tenderly.  "Do you thini 1- had. "better go?" Tho  dark blue eyes looked ap at him at taut,,  and he bent toward' tier eagerly. "Virginia, sweetheart?"  She held the- roses close- t�� her EpS  and smiled at him over them.  "Won't you come np and tell JjU-  cille?" she Raid softly, and he- followed  her up the loiaj, dusty ataijrs 'to the eky  parlor.  SHBINE   OF  APOLLO.  MOH  FIND*  DUO  UP  FROM  RUINED  TEMPLE'iOF DELPHI.  tTtro Tears* BxtK-ratlom Jmt Terminated  JaSBeveal th* Hlttory of Groeee fer fit-  teen Centuriei���The Vatican of Ancient  World, From Which Her Prle��t�� Mx-  eroWcd Tory Groat roliuoiil Pevror Ip  Bj-ffOMo Timoe. '���  Tha French Archaeological School at!  Athens has finished its ten years' excavations upon tho tiito of Delphi,  tho great sanctuary of Apollo, a-nd  has turned over tho site to the Greek  Government. Tho work accomplished  has been of almost inestimable value  to scienco. Tho inscriptions, rnonu--  ments and sculptures brought, to  light comprise offerings to'tho Delphic oracle from all parts of the an-'  ciont world. Magnificent buildings,  statues, columns and altars erected  by great princes and states havo been  found sldo by side with thousands  of rude votive images from tho poorest und humblest. ���  The Delphian shrine, as it now  lies exposed, consists of a lnrgo ir-.  regular quadranglo upon tho hillsiila  below Mount Parnassus, with gntcfl  at intarvals in its walls,'- the main  cntranco being; at tjic southeast corner opposite tho . Castilian spring.  From this gate tlio Sacred Way,  pavod and lined on cither sldo ' with  votive buildings, etc., lends up .In  Grinding curves to tho great temple  of Apollo, of which only the substructure remains, revealing tho  chamber where (lib oracles were' delivered. Beforo this temple /stood tho  altar of tho Chinns, dedicated in the  fifth century B. O., but tho excavations hn.VG proved tlint it had hecn a  place of sacrih'co from n. remote agii.  Abovo the temple stood tho theatre,  ono of the best preserved buildings ia  Greece, nnd tho Tjcschc, a' buildinff  mentioned by    Pausanias as .conLain-  killing his mothor. Constantine th��  Great carrlad off some of its treasures, and tho bronze pedestals of th��  Plataeoa trophy is to be seen in Constantinople to-day.  From the  earliest  mythical     times  down to the timu of Julian the Apostate tho whole civilized world sought  enlightenment from the lips    of    tho  /JPythian    prophetess of Apollo,    and  J/luritiflj all that long poriod her comma   'b were .obevud.,   nnd  her    priests  , exc   -iced a political .power equal    t��  thai wielded b.v tha Church of Kouia  over  Catholic Europe la    the middle  HtfOS.,.  THE LATE MRS. HOPPER.   .    . '       -V  An Oahairu L,udy Who 1.1 vod ta the Grant  JiC�� of Four Tears Over  a'Centnrr.  Mrs. Richard Hopper, who died in'  Oshawa on Nov. 21, at the ago ��� of  10M years and eight' months, wus  probably tho oldest resident of Canada. She retainad hor reason, hear-.  ing and sight up to tho time of her  death and exorcised her sonsas with a  koennesa and intelligence that' were  po(,hi����; short of, remarkable. lira..  Hopper* was born on March 2Stha-  1800, is Devonshire, Bntrltuid, i anil  whon sho wai six years of age all  Uiigiland celubratod tho great victory  of L,ord Nelson at Trafalgar. Shp re-  fciombered, and never tired 'of telling,  how tho bluffs nil filong tho "I.'ritish  Channel op&rklect with' the bonfires  In honor of tho occasion.  She was ���  HUtoSa Nagar peaks of tho Himalaya  as on the northwest frontier of In**  dm. For four years past Mr. and  Mrs. Bullock Workman have been car-  : Tying on climbing operations in thosa  ' parts with tho aid of Swiss guides.  A short time ago Dr. 'Workman ajid  two guides climbed an unnamed peak  near tho Chogo Loongma glacier to  a height of 23,394 feet. They did not  quite reach tho top, but this is higher than ,the previous world's record,  which is tho summit of Aconcagua in "  tho Andes, 23,083 feet. Mount Everest, however, the highest peak in tho  world, still remains unconquered. On  the same day Mrs. Workman reached  a height of 22,568 feet, which broaks'.  the previous record for women���held  j by \erself���by l.GGS feet. Mrs. Workman is m'ld-looking and middle-aged,-  with gray hair and a by no means  athletic fipu'ro.      ���   ���"'        '   ,        '���    -  -,    ._ -.   ~~"7~: : " ������ "   " '..* ���;.- "f.  Te�� In TncJIft.  Tho half million acres cultivated la  tea in India pro'duce ,190,000,000,  pounds, tho investment being, about  flOO aa- aero. Tho labor required fa  thirteen person:* to tho acre. One  pound of India tea. will produce hc.v-  en anil one-l..,,lf gallons of, tea of a.  given strength, whilo the tea of  .China will product)' but live gallons, J  i ��� Hnib ai Medicine..  From the days of Saul and Dcvic?  music has lie. doubt been the- means of  alleviating, If not of actually curing,  ' tnany serioras casea of mental disease..  Modern experience has-proved this conclusively, and many instances may be  quoted from undent history.  Pytbagaras commended music "io tho  treatment of the* inses&e, and Thalcs,  when a pestilence r/avaged Sparta,  found in musk his most powerful  means of combating it. Henocrates  soothed maniacs by 'ft, nnd'Theophras-  tus hftld that even the bites' of venomous reptiles were rendered less fatal  by subjecting the. victims to the- Influence of melody.  .When Philip of Spain was in a morbid and desponding condition, Farluelll,  the vocalist, was sent for by tbe queen,  with a party of musicians, to sing and  play in the adjoining rooiu. The effect was a speedy and rapid cure.  Both Buckmun aud Hafelnnd relate  instances in which music has cured  cases of St. Vitus' dance, nnd Becker  'and Schneider demonstrated practically its Influence in cUKereat cases of  hysteria.  AJOILO AHD TRKASTJKT OV ATHEXIASB.  fng two celebrated series of painting*  by Polygnotus.  The most important oi the buildings from tho point of view of the-  artist &ro tho treasuries, small,  temples in which the various cities -'  deposited their offerings. Theso are  all- in ' ruins, but so many of tbe  fragments have been recovered that-  it has been decided to re-build one of ,  them, th�� treasury of Athens, a.  trophy of the battle of Marathon.  ���This stand* on the Sacred Way, and  just beyond it are the Hock of tha  Sibyl and the famous Stoa of the-  Athenians.  Tho bas-reliefs, sculptures and iK-  scriptions now in the museum arc ot  so varied character ,and so great  number that it is impossible to-  enumerate them. The richly carved  Omphalos, the stone which was supposed to mark the centre of the  earth, and a bronze statue of a charioteer of tho greatest artistic beauty,  dedicated about 4,72 B.. 0. by l'oly-  eclos, brother ol tho tyrant of Syra^  cuse, would alone have justified tho  exponso of tho excavations.  Tradition connects.the name DoJpUl  with the legend of Apollo transformed' into a dolphin accompanying and  guiding the ships which brought the  first Cretan sattlord to this '��horo..  Homer called it'Pytho, which . name  connects with a still earlier "timo,'  whon Apollo dispossessed the original deities of the placo and slew th*  python which guarded it.  From the ninth century before  Christ tho fame of the Oracle- of Del-  I��hio Apollo was fully established and  continued until its abolition by Theo-  dosius, about 885 A. D. Its rich  troasuros exposed Delphi to attacks  of tho enemy, and in 480 B. C.  Xorxos attempted to take it. In 279  B. C. Brcnnus and his Gauls made an  attack on the sacred city, but were  unsuccessful. In tho si:xth century tha  templo was dostroyed b.v an earthquake, but was rebuilt. It was again  destroyed and rebuilt in the fourth  century B. C. It was plundered  sovoral times by the Phocians in 356  ��. 0. and by Sulla in 86 B. 0. and  ���.gain by Nero in a fit of rage bo-  eauso thfl oracio disapproved of    his  LATE  MRS.  HOPPUIe.  true British subject and her faco  would light up' when she told' of the  srojoioing that followed the news of  the defeat of the French at Waterloo, and tho sullan retreat, of., tho  formidable French Emperor.  ���This remarkablo woman lived dun-  ing tho reign of five British. sovereigns, and in throe centuries. Born  in the cigjjteenth century, she outlived the nineteenth, ' and enjoyed  health and happinuss for nearly three  years-of-tho  twentieth  century...a;  Mrs. Hopper was married^ in Devonshire, EJnglond, at. lhc ago of twenty,  and with her husband emigrated ��� to  Canada in 1S53, locating at Whitby,  Ontario. She resided there about two  years, then came' to Ofhawa, where ,  fiho made her home with hor daughter, Mrs. Petrie. In 1803 she went  to livo with her son, Mr. Thos. Hopper, Oshawa, and remained with him  up  to  tha time 'of her death.  A great many years ago sho was  presented to tho' late Queen Victoria,  Who gave hor a rare coin, which is  still in tho possession of her family.  At the age of ninety-eight she composed a' series of v.erscs. Her husband  died In 1885, at the age of eighty-  Ovo. Four of hor nino children are  still living. Thoy are: Mrs. John Col-  well of Tjoankdale, aged eighty-four  years; Mrs. Matthew ITodson, f-Icsps-  ler; R. Hopper, Grand Bapids, Mich.,  arid ThoB.' Hopper, Oshawa. Tho .accompanying cut was made from a,  photo of Mrs. Kopper taken at the  ag�� of one hundred 'and one years.  A'CANADIAN STAR.  HIlB Karirarct Anclln, .Daughter mi  Termor Conmoai Speaker.   '  Miss Anglin is a daughter . of tho  late Hon. T. W. Anelin, Speaker of  the House of Commons, nnd was educated at Lorctto Abbey in Toronto.  Her theatrical career has been almost  phenomenal and she is to-day    easily  The  Conscientious  Cltlicrll.  "This conscience doth make cowards''  of  us   all,"   said  the  thoughtful   and  . sanctimonious citizen as ho stepped off  a Druid Hill car.  "Yes?" said hiH friend.     ���     '  , "Now, if there's one thing I'm conscientious  about   it's   about  extravagance"  "1'es, I noticed that," murmured the  friend.  "This morning I started downtown in  plenty of time to have walked to the office. A car came b.v me, and,' largely  through force of habit, but more  through man's natural laziness, I bopped it."  "Yes?" snld the friend.  "I hadn't any more than ot on that  car than my conscience began to upbraid me for the unnecessary extravagance, in little things.. It kept worrying me so much that I was just im-'  polled to atone for the reckle. step by ;  beating the conductor and thus- saving  mf nickel after all. since whic'.i tlma  my coascie'nee has bean parfeotly,  'ftleaif.'^���Baltimore American. ���  Rag Carpets.  There are old garments, sheets and  pillow cases in almost every house that  might be utilized in making a' rag carpet, and there is no floor covering that  in point of usefulness or economy can  compare with it.  When a garment that cannot be worn  comes from the wash, cut off the buttons and bands, and tt-ar it into strips .  from one-half to three-fourths of an  inch wide ; the finer they are the prettier the carpet will be. Put them in  a bag or box with a closely-fitting cover, so they will be protected from the  <Iust. The work of sewing them is  neither tedious nor difficult. When you  have enough ��� for a carpet, mix them  thoroughly so that the colors will be.  evenly distributed. Take them to the  sewing machine, lap the ends of two  strips and sew across the lap ancl back  again ; then without raising the mach-T  ine, first prepare the next strip and  sew it. Continue until you have about  a pound sewed! 'then clip the threads  and wind into a ball. Rich dark colors hit or miss ancl woven with dark  chain produce a good effect and are  very pretty for bedrooms, but is too  dark for a room that is in constant  use, for a dark carpet shows dirt more  than a light one. J-Iit or miss'carpcts  usually have several colors in the  warp arranged in stripes.  If you wish to make a striped carpet,  save the dark rags for the hit or miss  .part, ancl color the' light rags yellow,  red, blue ancl green with diamond dye  for cotton. They make the carpet  bright, ancl will be pretty as long as It  lasts. Black ancl white warp woven iu  brick work is pretty for striped carpets, or al! brown or black may be  used, and will look better than bright  colors. Get the best warp, for it is  always the warp that wears out first,  and have the weaver put five hundred '  threads in a carpet one yard wide. One  pound of warp will be required for  three yards, and orle and one-fourth  pounds of rags will weave a yard of  carpet.���Elsie Gray, in Country Gentleman.  A Doubtful  I��ro��pcct.  "Dat wuz mighty poor comfort dey  give Btfer Thomas on his sick bed,"  tald Brother Dickey.  "What dey tell him?"  "Preacher tol' him dey wuz a bright  prospect ahead of him." .  "En what he say ter dat?"  "Tor 'em dut what wuz a-worryln' cr  him���it wuz so bright it wuz blaziu'!"-* ���  i  \t!unta Constitution., ������  VIBS MAROAKKT ANOLIK.',  In the first rank,of actresses. Miss,'  Anglin's co-star this season, Mr.  Henry Miller, is also a Canadian and  made his firjit venture into tho dramatic field from Toronto. Thoy have  been playing a Canadian engagement in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.  Menntalnuarlni:   liticurd*.  Mountaineering records have recent*.  ly beon broken in two respects in the  Ettujr.  In the temporary absence of tho  beauty editor this question was hand��  ed by mistake to tho sporting editor:  "How shall one get rid of superfluous  hairs on the upper Up?"  "That's easy." he wrote in reply.  "Push the youug man away."���Chlca*  go Tribune.  "���J  That  Waa  All. *  Mr. McCorkle���This statue yon speak;  of wns an equestrian one, was it?      ,  Mrs.   McCorkle���No;   it' was   just  a   )  man on horseback.���Detroit Free Presa, ATS.ta,   ft. C\   _agr.*r-fc*K1>Al.  Ai-ARC'H j6.    s.904  r j* -\ .,-   -1   ;r -1  i il li*  zlTUN   TRADING    COMPANY,' ..LIMITED.  .Big   Clearance   Sale   of  Winter Dry   Goods  As our Buyer is going East to purchase a large stock of Dry Goods;     Men's all wool Grey Socks  we have decided fo sacrifice the stock ou hand,1 to make: room lor NKWi     Ladies' Natural wool Uudeiwcar  Co ,ds to arrive in the Spring.    Below are a few'of the many cut prices  .'vie:!1-, all wool Toques        $0:75   &  $1:00    Reduced    to    $0:50  .vieu's MacUii-aw Coats       $5:50   ���    ~        " n $4:00  Men'.* all wool,Canadian Tweed Pants $3:50       ,, '      -        $2:50  ��� Men's all wool Halifax ,. ,,     $4;oo       ., -    ���   $3:00  $0:50  $3:00  ,        -    3 for $1 :oo  ,'       -    $2:50 suit.  Ladies' Combination Stockings & Rubbcis ,,        -       $1:75  Wc also carry a huge assortment of Floor aud Tabic Oilcloth,  Wall Paper. ��� Men's Leather Gloves and Mitts.���German Socks,  Blankets. ��� Wool Mitt*, and Gloves. ��� Creto'ns & Flannelette*, etc.  '   A.   S.   CROSS,   President. N.   C.   Wheeling,   Secretary.  LATEST WIRES.  Bosiou, Mass., 22nd: ��� Report?  from viiiious parts of New linglaiid  indicate that this morning's earthquake was felt neaily all over the  New England Slates and Maritime  Provinces of Canada. ��� The extent  a d severity was the most remarkable in thirty years. Windows rattled and furniture was thrown down  in several instances. No other damage was reported.  -, Few York, 22;.d:���Former mayor Win. R. Grace, iu his 72nd year,  just died of pneumonia.  Dublin, 23rd:���The Nationalist.,  of the,,St. Stephens Green Division  ��� of Dublin, have elected Lawrence  Waldron to fill the vacancy in the  House of Commons made by the  death of James McCanu. The majority is 620 over his opponent, Mr.  Matheson. _ Mr. Waldron is a wealthy Stock Broker.  Ottawa, 23rd:-��� The ratification  of the Grand Trunk Pacific agreement will be moved by the Premier  Laurier on Thursday.  Lima, Peru, 23:���^Advices from  La Paz, Bolivia, announce that the  traditional, treasure ot the Incas has  been discovered at Challacatta. It  amounts to $iS 000.000.00. The  discoviers are of various nationalities and are now quarrelling over  the treasure, although a legal contract exists between them as to the  division.  Ott3wa, 23:��� The Militia Act has  been amended, exempting from duty all persons whose religious cou-  victions are antagonistic to war.  A new clause provides that all  youths from 12 to 18 are liable to  cadet drill audmilitary training,  "Stanford. University, Cal.���Norma u Doyle, the Stanford track athlete, broke the world's amateur record today for the pole vault, crossing the bar at 12 feet aud ->^ inches  which is 1 and $ inches above the  best previous record.  Vancouver, 24th?���-The B. C.  government will strenuously oppose  any Imperial move towards removing the restriction* on Chinese immigration. Premier- McBride, in an  interview today, said, a'* an imperialist he very much regretted the introduction of Chinese labor in South  Africa. The stand he ir taking in  the matter excites extended comment from the London papers.  Ottawa. 24th:���Parliament will  adjourn on Wednesday, over E?ster.  Premier Laurier has announced  that all b nines* the government  pro,io<��es to submit for the consideration of Parliament is now before  the House,, which insures a short  session and an early dissolution.  OomMunn*   i*n   Eighth,   Ptvtfa.  NOTICE.  Thirty <Jny�� from date I intend to upply to  Tim Cliltff ("oi"nil����i<iiiBi-<if U-iinlnntul Works  for u Li-hm* of the fullowiiii*; ilv*t<*rll>c<l trust  tif InniUodiiiiiii.Micini; ut tlm .South liut.1. rnr-  'iiui- Post situated mi tlic North .vide of Discovery Avenue, AtHiiTownnlto about twenty  foot Went from South \\'<**ii oornrr of Lot 7  Mock 1 in Mid Townsito. tlioneu Wmt 300  font, thtrnoa Nortli 400 feot. tlionoe liiist :00  fort to Wiit boundary of Hlock 1. Atlin  Tow unite, thonut* Souti'i bluntf utile of West-  urn boundur}'of Block 1, to tlio South West  cornor of l.otO therein, thot.ee Unfit tOQ foot  thence South to point of commencement, excepting thereout all uroper Stroot allow-  nncon, mid the propnrty at the II. G. Power  und Manufacturing Company, LimltetT. Containing two acres more ar loss  Hated at, Atlin, I*. C. thin third Jay of  Mnrv:h 1��04.  K. T. Trenchlfn.  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S. , Wm. Brown. C..E,  .." ��� WILKINSON   &   BROWN  Provincial' Land   Surveyors f &   Civil  Engineers*  "y��iruii:!c~Mlne   frtuioeering   a   Specially  Office, Pearl   St., near Third 8t,. ATM*, R.O  NOTICE.  Sixty day�� from date we n-ill apply to the  Chief CommHsloner of Lands and WerUs for  perniififion \p purchase the followins described Lands, Iu the Atlin District. Commencing at a Pout toarhed If. A. D. Co's  South West Corner, nhot.t (500) Ore* hundred  ieet Northeasterly from the South Wcit corner o�� the Flora hydraulic Kenoh lease ou  Nortli itida of Pine Greek, thence East [20]  twenty ohains. Thence North (10] ten chains  thence West (SO) twenty chain*, thenre South  [10] ohaiufi more or lots to point of commencement. Coutuluinic (JO) twenty acres more  or lew. s  Hritish  JOB   PRINTING  AT   THE   "CLAIM"  =a  THE GRAND HOTEL  FINKST EQUIPPED-HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNSR.  Fronoh   Restaurant in. Oomtaoiimt**  David Hastih,  Profkistor.  Corner of First and Discovery Street*,  eara  ^aT^^Sr THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE,  Dated, Atlin. H. C. March 11th. 1SW4.  NOTICE.  JUOTICB ia hereby (Wen that Sixty days  nhtr date I intend to - apply t�� the  Chief; Commissioner of Lauds and Work*  for permission to purohaM the followinc  described land situated on Taku Aria, at  tha mouth of Utter Rl-rer.���vli; Commencing at a post marked J. A. P.Corner Port  placed on tbe Lake Shore, thvno* in a Wcat-  terlx direction a qnartsr ol a rail*,, theuee  in a.Southerly direction one mile, thenee in  an Easterly direction one mile, thenee following- the lake shore in a Northerly direction to pluoe of eommeooement, ���ontainingr  in nil  190 acre* more or lout.  Dated at Atlin, B, 0. this tth. day of  January 1904.  1. X. Porkinson.  THE  Jltlitt Studio.  PHOTOGRAPHS  OF  Atlin   and, Alaska,  Atlin  Claim Block.  Films and plates developed and  printed at reasonable rates at "The  Atlin Studio ". Enlarging, and  Copying also done.  Pacific   and    A rot I e   Railway   and Ha-rieatiao l'.��ajpaa>?,  .     -Brltiih  Columbia Yukon   Kail way Conww.  Britiah Tukoa' Railway Coaaauy,  TIME TABLE.    IN BFFKCT   JANUARY 7 ISO. .  Daily exeept Suaday.  No.SN." H.  No.l   N. B.  S'id olats.  lst'-tlan.  -C  8. SO p. iu.  0. SO a. m.  LT.  SEAOUAT  10.��   ���  10.55/    .,  11. 00 i  WHITE PASS  11. 40 ��j*q.  11.45       ���  *1  LOG CABIN  ��-M  12.15 (  13. SS 1 p.si  ft  15BNNKTT  a. 41 ,.  1.10  ,.  ���1  CARIBOU  e.40 ���  4.30   .��  Alt  WHITE HORS  No.  AR.  a, ft.- B��o��wt      Ir*. 4 S. Bw>u4*i  1st eluco. litd eiaaa.  i. 30 p. es.      AR  4. it a. sk  h ??���  J. li .  &..00  1.10  fcSI  51.80  a. so .  gkJK  LV  Llti>  la. IB   Ji*.  Paiaoneers must be at depots in time to har,e Haarsnee iutpe'etaJ 4��^1 okoaowd.  speotion isatoppod 10 mlniitec before leavint; time of trajn.  150 pounds of baeeaco will Ixt cheeked free with ����ol�� full fare ti*3oet ��a4 78 pi  with each half fare ticket.  i. O. Cornell,.  Uttgget tymi  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND'NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  Headquarters tor Brook's stuff*.  s=;  TRY  J. D.  JS  FOR  ne cree  *9  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SA��LINGS-  TUe following Sailings are announced for the tncnth of  March leaving Skagway at 6  p.m., or on arrival of the train :  Princess May, March 5th., 15th.  and 35th.  For further information, apply or  \rrite to   H. B��� Down, Ageaft,  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DINING ROOM  NOWOPEW,  Furnishing   The  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITUT  HARDV  PAINTr  Atlin e c Discovery;  The  Life.  lujal Victoria  Insurance Co..  OF CANADA  'Ccu-tif^i., $i,ooo,oro>a.  A.'��. Hu-nhfeM* A��P��t.  Bd. Sands, Proprleter.  \Jm    li..  BATHS  BARBER SHC  F. Shiulds & Eddy Dui?  >P  Now sooupy their new qnarte  to the flank of B. K. A.-. Flret.'       ����>oKt  .The bnfch reamnare xiuall/as a       abreet.  'in citltji.   Prrra*? Riitramf       ,M>dos found  ^vA3*flx0A>  ���*,  'Prices for. the. Season; 1��K>S��  R<6Vgh, up 6q�� S i-nches, ^35.  ��|<t.       do,     1*0      ,,        40,  An       djO. . 12      .,       45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Jssf.rf*cij��5f,^*P^. f��f wfw..fe.;  *AVx-. U'/*.  I  IIS  f  ?#  ���  i  i  "i  m  .!-!  ija1  W^SSmWSSSSBSSiissssssssms^Bsita .l^i^M^.^^,  )t>0��OoO��0��0''OOoO��0��0��OeO*0  '���  o  e  O  o  O  e  O  ZER-  ANNIVERSARY  By LAWRENCE PERRY  i    Copyright,   1903,   by   T.   C.   McClure     Q  ����0��0<��0��OeO"OOoOeOoO��>OoO<��0  Never had there been such a winter  In South Dusenbury. What with mu-  Bicales, lectures, ��� socials und the like  the liLtle village usually managed to  fill In the dark, cheerless gap between  harvest and sowing nicely. But this  winter the felicities of village life had  been augmented by nn amazing and  tnparnlleled number of wedding anniversaries. Wooden .weddings, tin wed-  Kngs, crystal weddings, had followed  ���ne another In rapid succession until  those who were blessed in the giving  Were hardly less numerous than those  blessed in the receiving.  Now, South Dusenbury contained its  ���hare of spinsters, village parlance  Which, being interpreted, signified that  tbe woman to whom the term was applied had'lived twenty-eight years or  ���. Bore���generally   more���and   was   still  - unmarried.   To their eternal credit be  It said that they rejoiced open hearted-  \   ly In the marital anniversaries of .their  Fellow citizens and had contributed not  > m. little to the general  atmosphere of  - bappineaa which attended these functions.  ��� No, not quite all. One exception���  fene distinguished exception���must bo  ' noted, Keziah Bottleby. Miss Bottleby  . Was a strong minded, tall, angular woman, an ardent church worker arid  ready to turn her helpful hand to anything when the needs of the neighborhood required. But these wedding anniversaries began to pall upon her, and  . l>y the time Deacon Thompson ,aiid  Mra. Thompson had celebrated their  silver wedding she was thoroughly dis-  trusted. She lost no opportunity In letting that fact be known. Hers was a  trench-tut tongue. Some were amused;  more were made .uncomfortable. But  there was no^ other result. Tho anniversaries continual Just the same. Of  course this fact did not silence Miss  Bottleby.  "I tell ya," she said one afternoon nt  a meeting of the King's Daughters, "it'a  perfectly scandalous. Sech graspin'  tendencies as has been exhibited in this  [Village this winter is downright hea-,  thenish. Why, look at old John Newell  and Sophy Newell. They ain't done  nothin' but spat these mortal twenty-  '' five years, accordin' to all accounts,  - - and, laws me, there they stood up together at their silver weddin', she in a  new gingham dress and all perked up  and slmperin' abbut with one eye and  eountin'.the presents with the other. It  tnado rue sick. And I guess I showed  |est how I felt too!"  As usual. Miss Bottleby was listened ,  to in the most respectful silence, and  When she ceased speaking no one ventured a remark. Mis3 Bottleby gave a -  eontemptuous sniff and applied herself  to her needle. While she sewed on, the  glimmer of an Idea shot through her  talnd, and as she pondered and enlarged upon it the stern lines of her  face relaxed into a broad sm: *. Yes,  She would do it. i There was no reason  wlr- she should not and many'reasons  why she should. If so many persons  congratulated themselves and asked  athers to Join them simply because  they had been married a score or so of  pears why should she not be congratu-"  lated In remaining single a similar  beriod? Surely it was more difficult to  remain unmarried than to find a husband.   Yea, she would do it  In a day or two the villagers received  the following invitation:  "Miss Kealah Bottleby, having existed In single blessedness for forty-five  rears, requests your presence at her  tome on Thursday, May 12, at 3 o'clock  In the. afternoon, the occasion being an  aid maid's variety. Tea and doughnuts will be served, and presents may  '���ha stored In the parlor."  Ihey were the talk of the village,  these Invitations, and every one said  Bow like Miss Bottleby It was. They  all meant to go, too, for they felt that  Ihe did deserve something for her long  rears of abnegation. The general tendency was to defeat her purpose by ignoring the obvious sarcasm' and pro-  lending that they took her seriously.  Hiram Spinks had received an invitation, and It had struck a responsive  (hard in his heart, for he, too, bad en-  Joyed a life of celibacy.  He met Miss Bottleby several days  before the "variety" party, and she  untied so warmly that Hiram lifted  ols hat clear from his head instead of  giving the customary little flip of his  hand.  "How be ye, Hiram?" said Miss Bot-  Ueby.   "Fine warm day?"  "Why, how de do-0-0, Keziah?" said  Eiram. "Yes, urn; yes, it's tolerable  ��rarm."  That was all. Keziah swept by, but  Hiram suddenly gave a start and turn-  id to look at her retreating figure.  "A fine, smart woman," he muttered;  "a real woman." He was thinking.  He thought all the way to his lonely  home and finally slapped his hand on  his thigh.  "By gum!" he ejaculated. "I'll do It  13 sure as shootin'!"  The next few days were spent in  painting, and his married sister came  >ver and helped him put tiit* nuii*��* 111  jnwonted order. But she felt that be  had suddenly lost his mind. She whs  jonfldent of this fact when a day or so  niter Hiram came home with a new  inltof clothing and a new,hat. But nil  that he would vouchsafe was that be  tad.bonght them for tlio party. Hiram  irus ready, and the more he mused ou  hi a new resolution (he more absent  minded he became.  The day of ihe "variety" came, and  the viilafe-rra <v*"1id themselves in their  irene:'osltY.,._.:iiiey..reckoned to bilenrc.  Miss I^ottloby's tongue on' tho subject  of wedding nnni --rsarlcs forever. The  littie parlor was piled with presents of  all kinds, and all, including MIbs Bot-  tlehj', were radiant. Every one had a  regular good time, and .when the guests  began to leave thoy assured ber they  were ready for the next "variety" any  time she chose to give It. Finally the  door closal on the last 'guest, and Miss  Bottleby returned to the parlor. She  did not look at her presents. She was  thinking cf how kind they all had been  and was making all sorts of resolutions  concerning her future relations with  her neighbors. Then she looked out of  the window.  "I wonder whatever became of Hiram Spinks," she said.  - As in answer the bell rang and upon  opening the door'there stood Illriim,  sli.-ivi-n. beard and hair trimmed- mid  new clothing.    Keziah gasped.  "Why, Hiram, ye air late, ain't yo7  Conic in."  "Yes, yes." murmured Hiram.. "I'm  a-comin'," following Miss Keziah into  the parlor. "But I can't stop long. I  Jest came in to bring ye my" present."  Miss Bottleby  looked surprised,   for  Hiram was quite empty handed.  ' "So ye'vo brung me  a present,  eh7  Well, ye needn't hcv done that, Hiranv  What is it?   Let me see it."  Hiram stepped closer.  "The.present,", he said slowly.  "Why,  Keziah, ye can see the present.    It's  right-before ye.    I've come and brung  myself fur a present.   Do ye want mo,  Keziah?"  "Why, I-Tlrara!"  Hiram moved closer, and then suddenly Miss Keziah���but lot us draw tlio  curtain ovr-r what followed, those precious momi-uts of first lovo in South  Dusenbury.  oh It are numerous barges which transport farm and garden produce from the  market gardens to the city. Flat bottomed boats, propelled by a pole, convey passengers to tho floating gardens".  The gardens are located upon marsh  land quite similar to the tule lands of  California. The soil is composed of decayed reed and grass roots, being entirely of vegetable mold and quite fertile. Bitches at frequent intervals  drain the gardens and furnish means  of communicationrby canoes nnd small  boats to the larger canal and thus to  the city. Here are tho groat market  gardens where vegetables are grown,  for Mexico's consumption; her'.', ton,  are grown the magnificent flowi-rs  which form one of ihe principal altrac-.  tlons of the City of Mexico, the flower  market being a wonder in the quantity  nnd exquisile beauty both of the individual tropic flowers and the magnificent floral forms, which are made with  great taste and Rkill. Street cam' als��  connect tha city with the'villages upon  the Vlga canal, and they are well patronized/���Arboriculture.  If at First you Don't Succeed.  "Wiirt  Can   Ee   Dons*   Wffb   Halt.  Sal:   cleanses  the palate  and   furred'  tongue, and a gargle of salt and water  is often efficacious.    A. pinch of salt on  the tongue,  followed ten minutes afterward by' a drink of  c-old water,' of-'  ten cures a sick headache.  Salt hardens  gums,   makes  teeth  white and  sweetens  the breath.     Cut flowers may   be  kept fresh   by adding salt to tbe water.     Weak  ankles  should- be   rubbed  with a solution of salt water and  alcohol.    Rose colds,' hay  fever and kindred affections  may bo much  relieved  by using tine dry r.nlt like snuff.    Dyspepsia,  heartburn  and  indigestion  are  relieved by a cup of hot water in which  a small spoonful of salt has been melted.     Salt   and   -water   will   sometimes  revive   an   unconscious  person  when  hurt If brandy or other remedies are  not at hand.   Hemorrhage from tooth  pulling is stopped by filling the mouth  with salt and water.    Weak and tired  eyes   are   refreshed   b.v   bathing  with  warm water and salt.   Public speakers  and many noted singers use n wash of  salt and water before and after using  the voice, as it strengthens the organs  of tho  throat     Salt  rubbed into  the  scalp or occasionally added to the water in washing prevents the hair falling out    Feathers uncurled by damp  weather are quickly dried by shaking  over  a  fire  in   which   salt  has   been  thrown.    Salt always should be eaten,  with   nuts,   and   a   dessert  fruit   salt  should be specially made,���Table Talk,  "Fred took uie .0 tlic opera last  night," said the lirst clear girl. "We  had a box."  " Yes," ...rejoined dear girl No. 2, "I  saw you eating candy in the gallery,  but I wasn't quite sure whether'you  had a box or a paper bag." ��� Chicago  Daily  News.   ���   , "Don't you . sometimes wish you  could write your name in the scroll of  fame ?" ��� '  "I'm not worrying about that," answered Senator Sorghum. "The  scroll of fame isn't the book that the  bank cashier turns to when you want a  check   certified."���Washington   Star.'   ��       ,  A Cinch for the Wife.���The union  man's overcoat-hung behind the door.  As he took it down preparatory to  starting to an indignation meeting lie  noted that tiie top button was. still  missing.  Turning cto his wife, he exclaimed:  . "That button is s<:il off. It's a pity  I can't have my clothes looked after  when they need repairing."  "Do you not know," replied his wife,  ��  'A man went into a hotel and left  his umbrella in the stand, with a card  bearing this inscription attached to  it:  "This umbrella belongs to.,.^a man  .���who can deal a blow of 250'' pounds  weight. I will be back in ten minutes."  On returning to seek his property  he found in its place a card thus inscribed :  "This card was 'eft by> a man who  can run twelve mil-s an hour. I shall  not return."���Philadelphia Ledger.  Maclyn ArbucM'e, once a great favorite'here'with the Frawley company,  recently received a mysterious package-  at his hotel in Chicago. It was about  a pint of yellowish, scented dust���evidently a toilet preparation, and for a  week Mr. Arbuckle used it after shaving with a great sense .of relief. He  had about exhausted-the supply when  he received a letter from the proprietor  calling attention to the box, and saying : "Now that you have had a chance  to try it thoroughly, will you favor  us with a testimonial for our Great  Imperial Breakfast Food���sample box  ,scnt you a week ago r"���The Argonaut.  The  CblncNi-   Matchmaker.  In China the matchmaker, or "go between," is a very important factor in  domestic life. He it is who casts his  ^watchful eye around.that he may find  eultable husbands for the daughters of '  his acquaintances and then approaches  the parents .with due .circumspection  as well as a good deal of tact and diplomacy.  To the family of the youns man ho  narrates the good qualities, beauty and  amiability of a certain young girl; then  he in.-ikcs a visit to her father and  dwells upon the riches, learning and  wisdom of a youth he knows. '  If be finds both sides willing to consider the question he plies-back and  forth between thorn with all the eagerness of a man anxious to'drive-a good  bargain. He knows that if he succeeds  he will get a nice little fee from enclt  famny, and r,o ho paint*, the many  cbaniiii of the young couple in glowing  terms.  He la not always truthful, and oft-  times tho bridegroom, who is not allowed to see his future wife before tho  ceremony, finds that after the red cloth  and veil are removed he is married to  nn ugly old crone.  These instances of bad faith on the  part of the "go between" are fortunately rare, and usually he exhibits much  discretion In his niatings.  The late Edwin Lord Weeks, painter and illustrator, had always a grcnt  dislike for dogs. It was ar. usiii^,  his friends say, to hear him .harangue  against dogs, and innumerable were  the stories reflecting upon canines "in  an unfavorable light which Mr. We.:ks  had on the tip of his tongue.  "I dined last night," he said one  day, "with Blank. After dinn*,*r  Blank and I went into the library  to look over some John Leech ,prints.  Blank was talking learnedly about  Leech, when he heard his wife in the  next  room say :  "'Where  is  my   guardian   angel!'  "'Here I  am, dear,'  Blank called.  "But   his   wife   retorted :  '"Oh, I don't mean you. I mean  'Fido.' "���Boston  Post.  Flontlnj? Gardens   In  Mexico,  While the City of Mexico is 8,000'foot  higher than sea level, there are hi the  vicinity several lakes and marshy  tracts which require extensive drainage  operations. The Viga canal Is one of  these great drainage systems, and up-  "Pve just learned a new charm to  tell whether or hot a man loves you."  says . the girl with the bulging,pompadour.  "What is it ?" asks the girl with  the new diamond ring.  "Why, you lake four or five apple  seeds and name each of them of a  particular man, and place them���the  apple seeds, 1 tncan���on the stove,  and the first one that pops is the  one   that  loves  you."  "Humph !" mused the girl with the  new diamond ring, absent-mindedly  twisting that piece of jewellery about  her finger. "I know a surer way than  that."  "You do?" -   -  "Yes, indeedy. You take one particular nian and place him on the.  sofa in the parlor, and sit close to  him, with the light a little low, and  look up to him very attentively, and  if fye doesn't pop you know it's time  to put another man on the sofa."���*  Judge.  "���Don't you think, dear, that it would  be nice to spend our. Christmas in Florida?"  Mr. and Mrs. Whiltler were sitting in  their cosy back parlor. As she spoke,  Mrs. Whittler turned to her husband  with an anxious look of interrogation.  "Never," exclaimed Whittler. "Why,  we couldn't afford it. What an idea I ��  wouldn't dream of such a thing. PIim-'-  iaI    I should say not!"  "I merely mentioned the matter," said  Mrs. Whittler, seeing her error. "II is  of no special consequence." .  At tho same lime she eyed sadly ,a  package of time-table9 and steamboat  tirculars that for the past week she had  been surreptitiously collecting. , To go  to Florida had been the dream .of  months. And now it was ruthlessly  lhattcretL  Still, Mrs. Whittler did not despair.  '   "Well, if we don't do that," she said  ��.t last, "we must have a nice Christmas  dinner, mustn't wc?"  The thought of a dinner brought-  Whittler to himself instantly.  "You bet!" ho said, rubbing his hands.  "We'll have tho best the country am afford."  "I sometimes wish," said Aire. Whittler, after a moment, "that we had a  houseful of children. Jt seems a pity to  tit down to a Christmas dinner all  nlone."  "Well, why should we?" said Whittler.  "Can't we ask someone in?"r  Mrs.. Whittler .looked off into space,  with hor eyebrows closely knit, as if tho  problem wero too great for her to master ou the instant. At lust she said  elowly:  "How would it do ^for you, to tusk  your Aunt Juno? She's getlingalong in  years, and it may be our last chance to  pay her any attention." 1  .Whittler thought a moment.  "I guess you're right," he said at last..  "I was looking forward to a Christmas  dinner by ourselves. Still, Aunb Jane ia  a good 'old soul, and 1 guess we'd better  ask her. ZBut there's Cousin Hfimily, I  suppose she'll have to come, too."  "Yes," responded ZUns: Whittler. "We  rthall, of course, have to ask'Emily. We  couldn't ask one without the other."  There was a pause. Finally AVhiltler  spoke again. ,  "I suppose," he said, "if we ask Aunt  Jane and Emily, that Uncle Henry and  Grcorgiana will feel it."  "I had thought of that," replied Mrs.  ".Whittler. "They've both been kind'to  us,' and it would never do to offend  them. Then, of course, the children���-"_  ."Oh, of course the children" interposed Whittler; "they'll have to come  with their parents. Well, we'll have to  do it, that all. 1 guess we can stand it  for once."  There was another pause. Mrs. Whittler at last looked meekly up.  "There's   another     thing,   dear,"   she  said, "that has occurred' to me."  -"What's that?"  "Well, you know there's my Aunt  Sally. Aunt Sally is so sensitive. If  she bears that your side of the family  is coming she'll feel it."  Whittler sighed. But tho justice of  the argument appealed to him.  "Yes," ho said at last. "I suppose  that's so. It's nothing more than fair,  if my people come, that yours should,  too. But you have a Cousin Rufus and  in Uncle William, haven't you?"  It was Mrs. Whit tier's turn to sigh.  "More than that," she said. "Don't  you remember Aunt and Uncle Kuby.ton  and their children?"  Whittler got up nervously and paced  the floor.  "Good heavens!'' he' exclaimed at last.  "What are we going to do? It's awful  to dwell on. We simply have got to ask  them aJL Why, it will cost a mint to  jntertam all this crowd."  lie grew more excited,  "it's a fearful thing," ]io said, "to  have relatives. We're in for it, I guess.  We can't lop any, of 'em off. Well!" ho  cried, turning to Mrs. Whittler,- "have  von nothing to suggest? You got iis  Into it.   Can't you get us out?"  Mrs. Whittler waited a moment before she replied.  . **We might go  to  Florida," she 'said  Anally. ���   ���  Whittler slapped his hand on his knee.  "Just the thing!" he cried.   "Why in  (the world didn't you say so before?"���  Tam Masson. '  You  Pay��� ,  You  Choose.  Thore 1b  no case of  ���   Rheumatism  ' that  the   Cireat'  South  American  Rheumatic Cure  will not  conquer in  a few days  ���acai"!  01  chronic,  muscular  ���  or nervous.  It gives al-,  most   instant relief and at once begins  to drive out the disease,  rout  and branch, curing in one to  three days.   George England, a ship  builder of Chatham, writes:  "I was laid up for six montliB with  rheumatism.   I procured u bottle of  SOUTH   AMERICAN  RHEUMATIC CURE.  ' Jn tw��nty-four hours I wilt well nnd  have not been troubled with rheu-  , mutism Blni-o."  .   South Americau Kidney Core  , speedily and thoroughly relieves and cures tho worst  Kidney and Bladder diseases.  Relief in-a few hours. '   7.  His Problem.  "Yes, sir," said Mr. Gillingberry; "I  guess I've got one of the intclloetimlest  families in these parts���always Lakin'  up wiLh something that calls for tho  exercise of the mental powers to their  utmost."  "Is that so?" politely murmured the  other man.  "You net. . Now, there's mother.  .She's upstairs this 'moniin' with a set  o' newspaper puzzle-pictures, an' if she  solves 'em an' writes a good serial story-  to go along with 'em she gets at least.  a dollar; an' my daughter "Lizzie is e'ov-  erin' the dinin'-room floor with sheets-  o' paper that she's been flgurin' on try-  in' to-find out how old-Ann is; an'  Homy, lie's determined to work tho  pigs-in-clover puzzle with three shakes  an' a wiggle of his hand; an' Jim���that's-  Jim over by the fence���he's studyin'  up a new way to work the fifteen puzzle.  He's worked on that for ten years an''  thinks he's pretty near got it.",  "But you���what problem are von devoted to?"  "Who���me? My problem? Oh, L  work out the puzzle of keepin' the family together."���"Judge."  Sapphires.  As a fashionable stone, sapphire at.  ���the present moment is as popular a", nny  jewel. Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll  has some very fine specimens, and sir.wtlie-  big bazar at Windsor wore a mair-iili-  cent single stono brooch' of this iuvi-ly  blue gem.  The Princess of Wales also possesses  some fine .sapphires, and the Duchess of  Portland has 11 sapphire and diamond  tiara among her jewels. ' Mrs. Astor, the-  well-known American, has a whole pur-  ure of these lovely stones, and JLivdy  Dudley also owns a beautiful parure of  sapphirea and pearls.  Sapphires are the favorite gifts of the-  King and Queen when giving welding-  presents, and Mrs. Hencage���Lady Sa-  vile's daughter���was presented with a.  diamond and sapphire brooch by his Ma-  iestv on ,the occasion of her wedding in  1892.  At the wedding of the young Duchess,  of Marlborough, tho, Duke presented, bis.  seven ushers with sapphire pins.  About Tibet  ���' Pure soap I" You've heard  ���J it) words. In i Sunlight  ���j o a p   you have   the fact.  SPY.  Wow that Tibet is likely to figure prominently in our Empiro history, readers  will'liko to have their attention directed  to the extraordinary adventure among  that exclusive people of a Japanese  priest. The account of his journey and  eighteen months' residence there has  been translated by the lloiig Kong "Telegraph" from the original'articles contributed to -Japanese newspapers. The  priest got .safely to Sera/'where he intended to graduate at the native univer-  ���ity; but- Kis nationality .being discovered after a stay of a year and a half,  he had to flee for his life.. He was enabled to preserve his disguise so long  because,of his knowledge of Chinese and  the religion of Buddha. It is a wonderful country and a strange people that  he describes. Think of a tract of land  where hot.springs abound round which  the deposits are of such rainbow tints  jls blue, purple, green, red and yellow.  It Is easy to imagine that the landscape  effects of such coloring aro wondrous.  She social customs of the people- are  jparcely less astounding. Polygamy is  ebrriinon whero the men aro rich enough,,  for wives seem to bo a question of  wealth. When poverty compels them  several men will havo one wife in common. Brothers usually enter into those  ���trange partners!)ips. The people rarely  wash, finding it warmer to bo dirty. Tho  men anoint their faces with butter,  while the women stain their counten-  itnceg mahogany color with wood chips  and lacquer the bridges.of their noses  Jet black; Cleanliness is an uncstcemed  practice; and altogether one feels in  R.EU17CES I reading the account that the Japaneso  1 priest must havo been thankful to have  Birdn in Italy.  The wholesale slaughter of birds  for food in Italy has one a-dvantn^e.  Xt includes tho sparrow, which in  tfcat country is consequently a-  rori��  *vta.  ri���� ��i  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder you feel tfje  At once the new vitality tha&  comes from proper breathing is felt'  The cure is begun.  This is not a cheap remedy, bull  an inexpensive cure. Remedies ar^  but remedies. If a CURE is wha$  you desire, it is waiting for you.  You just drop the tube into tho  Powder, blow it into the nostrils,  and begin to get well at ONCE.  W. Ernest Lewis, of West Flamboro,  Quebec, states :��� "I have been troubled with  Catarrh for several years. It impaired the hear-  ing of my right cur. X' used Dr. Agnow'O  Catarrhal Powder nnd in a week found o  marked improvement. 1 took three bottles and  could hear as well an ever."  ^'  I  *il\  \l\  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure  ..  _.     Feeds the nerves and the Mood.     ItisLIFEIa  ��.wnB*��7i*!itr       been discovered and forced to quit a life    medicinal form.   It transforms the wealc ��ntS  E.XlrEJNiS.2!.*      which  is'better to read about than to    ��ickly Into the well and heal'thy.   It tone* afittb*  i.fnr._wv��._���  .^rfL���  HBMBMWHIKIMWJJJLJUP B BY  LAURA   JEAN   LIBBEY
£ Author of "The Crime of Hallow-E'en," "The Flirtac ons
| a Beauty," "Willful Gaynell," "Little Leafy
j _ " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc.
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By ALLAN   P. AMES
• irxiat was a funeral never to be forgotten. It .was a pitiful sight to see
the,same group of sorrowful maid-
■ens that had held white* roses at hor
iwedding, pluoo snowy fiowors on hor
tomb.
Sho wns so beautiful even in death,
bo fair, so young to die.
•Young girls looked  upon hor smiling, marble   face,  with  tear- stained
 :oyos, while moihors, with a   shudder,
'^olaspod their own darlings closer    to
fhhoir breasts.
, (For many a long year after tilioy
,told of tho beautiful, goldon- haired
iiyoung wifo, who waai a<J young and
fair to die.
frhiey told, too, of the'broken-hearted hiuslband who followed thn sad pro-
oession to ttho gravo ono bright May
mo_i;ning, and 'of tto white- haired,
itjouio inothor who had lost hor aii,
.wihoso bitterest sorrow had fallen, upon h'Or in l^er old* age; and thoy told
of a dark- oyiod H'trangor who wiped away ulnat mother's tears and
comforted blor, lmiw sho held her \i\
.iMjr arms when the iworld grew dark
around hor, drew tho weary, whito
•head upon hor strong, young breast,
•and comforted ber with hopeful, loving 'Words that brought tears to
every, eye. ' \
,   (Even strangers cried:
"God bless hot- for tho comfort sho
has brought this grief- stricken mother."
:   It was all over. .   i.
' "lzetta," Ulmont said, sadly, "I am
going awa.V —going abroad for the
present. Ulvesford Mansion haunts
'trie. Will you stay hero with our
.child until I return ?"
.   Ho turned away abruptly. '
"Sond at ojicc for- Abel Moore and
Ihiis good wife, ihat yo'u; may not live
here alone, now that Loraine's mother has returned to Lorrimer iiall. Do
ndt teach my child to think unkindly
of me, Izctln,-' .he added, holding out
bis hands; "always let him think of
me at my  bast."
Silently Ixctia placed her    hands in
-hiis   —'ihe      husb-ind    who    had    b?on
separated  from Iter  by  such    strange
■ (webs of cruel fa-tc.'
Ulmon't hald them for a moment
only, dropped tihem suddenly^ and was
gone. ■ '
TihiO same day that fair, golden-hai-"*-
.ed Loralno wns laid to rest under the
drooping willows Ulmont TJIvesfo-d
left  America,   to   he  ijonu  long years
^peYKi'ps" roi'cver. ,
wiiuoui. you: n-vi1, I.-.-.-'Ui, the worm
would be a blank ro in,*; forget the
past; we will li\";'wil.v in tho future,
in which T shall havif but one great
aim, 'the hopo of winning my wife's
love.' .Sec! 1 luavo litllo Ulmont's already. Will you try to love mo, too,
dear,   for  little   Ulmont's  sake."
Izotla glanced .sl.'.yly up into the one
no-blo fa<\i in all ; Iki wide world sho
had loved so truly and so well, as sho
w'biispuifxl :    . (
, "You have not to try' to win my
lovo. Ulrnuiit, my liai.sliuud; that you
hrivo already, jii>I. for liltlo Ulmont's
sake, but for your own I"
'That night there was a quiet wod-
'ding at Ulvesford 'Mansion lo appcuso
tihio curiosity of the outside world,
who never diiMuu'd of Uio strange
drama Unit had bwjn nnactud by tbosi*.
two lives so rul'h'Icssly torn .usundor
by   tlho hand  of  fate.       ^
Somo'-'fivo years l^t'ir thn dancing
summer sunslnino foil across a pathway, powdered on oithe.r sido with jessamine and sweet mignonette, up
which a lady and grmileman walked.
Two children gawhrilfd ou before, and
dropped white- roses, which they carried, on a   mossy grave,-
"Ulmont,'1 called the mother, gently, "lake tho roses 'from little Loraine's hands and place them with
your own."
' "Let mie put my own,1 roses on the
pretty lady's grave," cried golden-
haired Loraine.
• (lbs children knelt beside a grassy
mound, whale the father- and mother,
wlci. their arms about each other,
reverentially botwed  their heads.
JBoneath' a drooping willow, where
tine whispering summer winds lovo to
linger, and the birds trill forth their
sweetest notes, stands a tall, wihite
marble shaft pointing heavenward,
and as the golden sunshina falls lovingly athwart it they read .the inscription which it bears :
BA/OWElD!
To the Memory of
' ' LOK(A(JiN7E,t
Beloved Wife/ of
ULMOJSTL' UI/WESfc'-ORD, •    '
Aged 18 Yjears.     \
"ilhou Knowcst."     ' '„ :'
CTEf;A(P.T,Grt Xjr;,
' «'i.ly Wife and My Child."
fflwo years later, one beautiful
morning in midsummer, Jzctta liuss—
as sho was still called, —stood at one
of the lace-draped windows of Ulvesford Mansion,' gazing uu<i into ihu
brilliant sunshine.
:"Ulmont, my husband I Ah, Ulmont
Ulvesford,  where art  thou now?" ihe
r    murmured, half aloud.
"Did  'oo call,  mamma?" chirped    a
little voice, sweet as a   robin's;, .and a
wee, dainty-dimpled  little  darling,  in-
white     lace    and soft,   pink ribbuns,'
bounded into her arms.
"No, Ulmon't, my darling," she answered, clasping him so closely in her
arms that the roses sho woro on her
breast fell in a shower on fhe'child's
rosy cheek; "mamma did not call you;
■ go and play "kith tho butterflies and
'the fiowors; mamma will watch you .
from uha window." ' '
"•Es, oo' did call me," persisted tho
child, tossing his little curly head and
pouting hiis sweet,  red mouth      thut
was only mado for kisses, and' open- |
ing wido a  pair of dark, volvoty eyes; '
'"oo said: 'Ulmont,  Uly, where is 'oo .
nowS" - , ,      I
lzetta blusbs-d rosy red. j
'   "I meant your  papa,    sweet," • sho ,
said. ' I
'"He papa in 'co pic-ccr in 'oe uzzer |
room?" lisped the child, "'at makes!
'oo cry so when 'oo, sees it ?"
"Yes, dear,'' said lzetta, hesitating- I
.ly; "you  must  loc'k    at  that picture •
every  day,  Ulmont,    and  you    must
■learn to love him vory much."
"Does 'oo love him, mamma 1"
'■' "Yes," sho answered,  "very much."
•*  "Does      'oo     .wish he would    'turn
•home, mamma?" .-.-■.')
"Oh^ yes, vory much, my pot," answered Ize'tta, caressing the boautiful
ifjaoe  raised  to   hor  own.; j
i A ahadoivv fell between lzetta and
Zltlhio brilliant sunshine; She wondered
l^vthy her heart was thrilling with such
.eos'tatio delight. ;    ' |
• "Izotta —my wifo I Ulmont, -r my
baby!" cried a deep, thrilling voice
iwibh the happiest pry that ever was
heard. \ '  ,-
:•' (The beautiful, queenly girl turnod
her head, the child still clasped in her
arms. ..'-.'
' A tall manly form stood before hor;
.she glanced into the oloquont, pleading faco; she heard tho low, tremulous voice  cry :
"I havo co-nue to claim my wife and
my child 1"
, fTha strong arms were outstretched
In anpthiBi- instant, and lzetta and her
child were (folded to Ulmont Ulves-
ford's breast. '
BCo drew his wifo to a sofa, seating,
'iniimself besido hor, his arms still encircling her slender waist, while little
lOOTmoait, chirping like a robin on his
'breast, was stealing half of mamma'a
kisses,
"lzetta," whispered Ulmont, raising
• tlbo blushing faoo of his lovely girl-
,wifo to his own, and gazing down in-
.to her dark eyes, "I must whisper a
secret to you, darling, I am madly,
passionately  in love —for tlio     first i
• iiiae — with    my own    lovely]     wife, j
|5To ono but those two standing
there, and God, save the feeble, -white
haired mother, who spent many a
lonely, hour with her face pressod
close against the cold, whito marblo,
and her arms twined around it, not
even she who slept beneath the daisies
ikuew of t'hc great tragedy that had
spread its dark wings'ovor her bright
young  life.
;Tha careless, curious world never
know. .    \
line secret of that "fatal wooing,"
iwas buried with  her,.
"Fair Loraine," murmurs lzetta,her
gentle tears falling on tho daisies,
and the soft, green grass.
"I-feaven knows I loved her who
slumbers here with a lovo that might
•have been my 'doom,"' murmurs Ulmont; "but after all, lzetta, when
God called her lie knew, best; now all
the love of my manhood is centered in
my second lovo. and purified by sufferings, a love that will last through
eternity !"
Izotta's head droops upon Ulmont's
'breast; their little children, Ulmont
and golden-haired Loraine, flit close
to   their   mother's   side.
Tho smiling hcavems bend over
them, the ripple of tho brooklet and
tho song thle birds sing to the flowers aro of their wondrous lcv.e.
iNo sound breaks upon the harmony
of, those reunited lives, whispering "of
what might have happened through
tho youthful folly of that "fatal
wooing."   ,
. 3h«*  fiud.
ISgSffiji&i!,
ONE SPOONFUL
"Will build for you good health'
through good nerves, by using
South American Nervfrie
Almost all disease is the result of
poor nerve action.   Without good j
I nerves neither brain, nor stomach, /
jnor liver, nor heart, nor kidneys,/
Jean work well.    Nerve food must j
| be such that it will be adsorbed by'
the nerve ends   ' Such a food is'
South   American   Nervine,   the
greatest tonic known, a cure for
dyspepsia  and   all   stomach   ailments.
ZADOI.PH LE Bodie, B. C. L„ Montreal a wen known biirridter, writes*   "I
7«1f«"rfi&m?K frora ■n*,.°i.*"*la and ner-
voua debility, prostration and oxbaus-
ii2» wa.t0iok five bottles of So.iith Ameiw
lenn Nervine, nnd am wholly recovered
r.X5l.MefltS?u1^ A,,ncr!e''-n Rheumatic
£,)?££7i?"ur?-ln <u record-   Cure sure
within three days; relief instantly.     6
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"In this matter," said Easton, "there
are three opinions to consider."
.  "One is enough for me," said tho girl.
"Your own, I suppose." "
"Of course. I presume one of the
others is yours.   Whose is the third?"
Easton gave a long, sweeping stroke
that sent the canoe darting far through
the waters and laid the dripping paddle across the gunwale. "The third,"
be replied, "Is what the world says."
"And who cares for that?" spoke ths
girl lazily from her cushions near tbe
bow. [
■ "Public opinion is something none of
us can afford to ignore," said the youth
gravely.
"But this is not a public matter. The
extent of my liking for you is something just between ourselves."
"Our world tonight, Anne, Is not the
world of last winter.' It's smiiller—Just
the little colony at this end of the lake.
In fact. That's the way we men foe!,
at any rate. We come here to i*;et away
from tbe world of work, and we want
to keep wholly rwithin this little pleasant sphere of our own. Now. you can't
say that nobody about here has noticed
my devotion. If yon should inquire
I'll bet you'd find that most of'your
friends can enumerate Ihe times that
I've proposed in the-past month.,, Oh,
they know all about us. and they're intensely concerned. You can't have forgotten what an active interest you and
I took in your sister's affair."
' "We were only rude children then."
"Summer days like those make children of us all. I've been growing
younger ever since I know you. Now,
I have a childlike faith in tho world's
good judgment. Can't you let it settle
this question for us?"
"Do1 you value its opinion above
mine?" asked the girl, with a smile he
might have seen had tho moon been
larger.
"Oh, no; only, you see, your opinion
In a measure is neutralized by'mine.
Hero's a disinterested third party.
Why not submit the question to liim?
I am convinced that you should marry
me. You say you shouldn't. The rest
of mankind are comparatively unimportant, but let's leave it to them.
Isn't that fair?"
"Would you,. have them vote it at
next election?"
. "No, no. I am in earnest, Anne. If
all our friends thought as I do,
wouldn't it make any difference to
you?"
"But I don't know what they think.
I've never asked them. Have you ?"
"Gbrtainly not," answered Easton indignantly.     "But I   know  a  way of
learning—to a certain extent"
"What's that?"
"Listening."
"At keyholes and open windows, I
suppose."   :
"No, I don't feel quite young enough
for that. Besides, It isn't necessary.
See here."
Easton left his perch on the stern,
worked his way to (he center of the
ennoe and picked up a small megaphone. "Put the little end to your
car," he said, handing it to his companion. "Here's another just like it for
me."
"Why, Joseph Easton! I'm ashamed
of you! Do you often do things like
this?"
"Never did itbefore. This is a very
exceptional case."
"You're sure to hear something about
yourself you won't like."
"No danger," he replied cheerfully
as he raised the funnel to his ear.
"Don't they say all the world loves a
fellow in my condition?"
Then, while the girl sat watching
him, with her own megapb'ono untouched in her lap. he listened first in
one quarter, then in another. Sound
travels surprisingly far at night on a.
calm body of water. To the unaided
ear nothing was audible but the chirping of Insects upon the shore and tha
lapping of ripples along the keel. Nevertheless nt the fourth trial Easton'a
attitude betokened that his megaphone
had Intercepted some sounds'more intelligible.
"Pity you're missing this," he chuckled presently.  "Better follow me."
"Can you really hear somebody talking about us?" asked Anne, interested
In spite of herself.
"Seems to be a couple of girls discussing you," said Easton. "And very
nicely too. Excellent sense those people have.   Hush—
"Now they've switched off on me," he
added, after a pause.
Anne could restrain herself no longer. "It isn't so wrong for me to listen
when they are speaking of you," she
said finally. Tbe next moment two
megaphones were leveled into the darkness.
This Is what came through them:
J "Boving fancy, did you say? Indeed
he had. I never saw a man change as
he has since Inst summer. He showed
a preference for Anne then, but he wns
willing to glance at the rest of us occasionally. But now—well, It's a case, all
right."
Easton turned  triumphantly  to  see
what elfect this had upon his companion. To all nppcarances she was listening shamelessly, intent to catch every
word., When he returned,'to his megaphone another feminine voice was
speaking:
"Least doubt;about it. But I shall
always have one exquisite joke on Anne
and Joe if they marry, as everybody
thinks they will. As long as ho remains truthful I'M' poor fellow never
can tell her that she's the fiist girl h«
•v'ot kissed."
*.-^, ..n' 'x^ascAi.
What  flg'fie
Tho
. "'IJeila!"" rffll'mckPd!
have you to say that?"
"The best "right   in   the world,
first girl he ever kissed'Is me"—
"Splashl went Anne's megaphone into
the water. The youth whirled about
to find himself *.- ifrontcd by a pair Of
quivering shoulders nnd the back of a
head that -was a whole encyclopedia oft
outraged feeling. The megaphone bobbed against the side unnoticed. •
"Anne, dear," he cried, "don't mint?
those busyboclies. It's only BclIa.Main-
erd., You can't cure what she says."
"Oh. I don't; I don't."' came back ir*
smothered lone:*,. Then—"Spiteful thing!
She waniod you herself. I always
knew sho did:"
"Wanted mo?" echoed the youth.
"Wanted!"—slowly realizing the import
of the past tense. At tho imminent
risk of capsizing the frail craft, he
crawled forward, plnced a hand', on
each shoulder 'and gently tnrned her
face toward him.
"Anne," he said, "you do care!"
For answer the face was hidden
against the front of his coat.
"If you had only listened longer," observed Eaton, when conversation again
became an adequate modi* of expression, "you might Imvo heard the Main-
nrd girl tell when it was I kissed her."
"I dou't want to know," said Anne.
"Your past is your own. Your orcsont
ia mine." ,   ,
"And my future."• he added fervently.
"Ent I don't mind in tho lon.^c telling
yon how thin hyppeimd. It was at a
children's parly. I was six and sho
was nine, I .hink."
'J"sa» OripfinRj of  3121J or V<:ii«1ciin2«.
Miss Horace Smith onco told me a
stnry. It wns long and complicated,
but she assured me she had told it to
my father, the late W. M. Thackeray,
just before he wrote 'Tendnnnis," ancl
that it had partly suggested the opening chapters. It concerned a family
living in Brighton, somewhere near
Kemp Town. There was a somewhat
autocratic father and a romantic young
son who had'lost his heart to the housemaid and determined to marry her.
The father made the young man givo
his word of honor that he would not
marry clandestinely and then, having
dismissed him, rang for the butler. To
the butler this Major rendennis said,
"Morgan," or whatever his name was,
"I wish you to retire from my service,
but I will give you f200 in bank noted
if you will marry tbe housemaid before
12 o'clock tomorrow." The butler said,
"Certainly, sir," and the young man
next morning was told of the event
which had occurred. As far as I remember, a melancholy and sensational
event immediately followed, for tho
poor young fellow was so overwhelmed that he rushed out nnd distractedly
blew his brains out on the downs behind the house, and the butler meanwhile, having changed his £200, sent it
message to say that he had omitted to
mention that he had a wife already,
and that this would doubtless invalidate the ceremony he bad just gone
through with the housemaid.—Mrs.
Richmond Ritchie in Cornhill Magazine.
Beatlnfr the  EiprMumxn,
They haggled for ten minutes ovec
the cost of moving. The woman claimed that the job was worth only $2. including a tip. The expressman insisted
upv/n getting $2.2.j.   At last the woman
AVOIl OUt.
"All right," said the man, "if you
won't pay any more you won't." So
be piled the trunks, the books and the
bookcases into the wagon and drovu
away.
Tho woman was jubilant She told
everybody in the house she was leaving about how she had at last got th»
best of that autocrat, the New I'orK
expressman, and when she got to tho
home of tne friend with whom sho
was going to live boasts of her achievement still trembled on her tongue.
"What do you think?" she began triumphantly.
"Excuse me a minute,'* said hee
friend. "Before you go on I want to
tell you about that expr»s»man. Ha
got your things here without a scratch.
He was so very nice and wreful that (
gave him a quarter, ne tatted for it.
He said you expected me to. jjive it fo
him; that you would have given it
yourself only you were short of chnhge
and couldn't spare it. I hope it was all
right Now, go ahead and tell your
story." •
"I don't think I have one to tell*
said the woman weakly. "You bsva
spoiled the point."—New York Press.
An Up-to-l>ato Account of Wicked King
John.
John was not a succcwful king. The
/ir<tf. tiling (.lint lie did on coming to the
tliroiH* win to have a go at the bishops.
If we had been iviug of Kngland at tlisub
period we should 'have hastened to toe
the lin-r* with our glorious ancestry and
(^ invite the bLsht-j.'S .„o step into tho
ring nml put 'em \\]j.
When people, iiowcvcr, look back
along the dim vista of time, and think
harsh and bitter things of John, there
comes a moment when their .strong
voices break with emotion, aud the unbidden tear begins to well up in their
flashing eyes. For then they are thinking with moist gratitude of the Magna
Charln, which gave to our great country
its blessed title of freedom, and permitted common, ordinary people like you
and ourselves to live.   "0 " ,
The !Magna Cliarta wa3 signed in the
year 1215 on Easter Monday. As there
wns a cheap excursion frrwn Waterloo
on that day, John said he would meet
the barons at Ttunnymede where they
could talk'the business over in between
the sculling races, Tlic barons did not
quite approve of John's oll'-hand way of
talking of their lovely Cliarta. and when
they met him at the. station they crowded round him quite rudely. John
thought at first that it was only his
barons' enthusiastic desire to give him
a cordial welcome, until he found that
his watch and chain and his diamond
scarf-pin had'got mislaid in the scuffle.
John tided several ways of escaping '
the signing of the Charter. At first he
said lie had hit his thumb with the hammer while hanging up framed texts ia
the bedroom at home, and therefore
couldn't hold a pen. When he found
that didn't go down he tried to stand
on his dignity. In order to convince tho
barons that he didn't care tuppence for
the lot of them he' put his hands in his
pockets and kicked his dog in the stomach just to show his independence.
Neither of .these brilliant 'schemes \
worked, however. One of the barons
utiuhed John from behind, while Fitz-
Waller, the Pride of Bermondsoy, *
bumped quite rudely into the King, aiut
then apologized by saying that he had
tripped up over himself accidentally. -
After a lot of hard words, had passed
on both sides, the barons gave John to
understand definitely that if- he didn'c
sign the thing there would be a rather
■ untidy scene. Seeing that he was cornered, John said a naughty' word, ami ,
signed on, and thus gave us the price- .
less liberties which our forefathers bled
to maintain.    * - ■
As soon as John returned to Tvondon,
his first business was to try and get,a
bit of his own back, as the poet has so
beautifully expressed it. Agents -were
sent to the Continent to hire tnerccnar- (.
iea, who were offered an engagement for
two months certain, with the usual cxj>
tro for matinees. Tn ' this way John
collected quite an army, and he chased
his b.iTons up to Scotland, and on Uie
way there he burnt all the villages and
haystacks he came accoss. Some of the
inhabitants as they were being suspended by the Iiecl3 over slow fires, were
quite surprised to learn that all this red
trouble was the first result of the Qreat
Charter for securing to- the people of
England their priceless liberty. Many of
them said at the time that they would
rather be without the Charter, and scoop
in what liberty they > could for them'-
selves with a pitchfork o.r a pole-axe as
they used to in the old days.
While   John  was   rushing  about   tho •
kingdom,  it happened   that  he  had   to
cross  the  Wash,  in  Lincolnshire.    During the crossing  the tide reared up oa ■
its hind legi and went for the transport
ships and upset everything.    John  and
his   second   wife   escaped     by   'wading
ashore, but all their trunks and brown-
paper parcels containing the crown jew-
ela nnd the week's housekeeping money
were  swept   away   into   the   cold    anil
soughing sea.    This loss upset John so
much  that he  turned  into  the nearest
convent and cried  like a child.    A few
days after that he got feverish and died,
and   the  historians   are   not  quite sure
whether he passed away in consequence
oi grief  or whether somebody poisoned
him.    Still, it is well known that grief
seldom kills, whorea.s poison gets there
every time when it is administered by an
expert.     And  somebody   may   have  hit
upon   the idea that  it was about time
this burning and hilling was brought up
with a jerk.    Hcn.'c  the rather abrupt
end of—John.—"l'ick-Mc-Up."
ENGLISH, SPAVIN LINIMENT
ItiiB'ps. and blemishes from horses,
blood spavin, eurb.s, splints, ringbone, sweoney, stifles, sprains, sor«
and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Savo
5>5t) toy the use ol one bottle. Wm
ranted the most wondesful Blonds-1
cure jivar known.
Spollcil   hy  Sncccxr*.
Jnllus Chambers related In the Road*
er how In 1SS7, while he wns editing'
a paper in Paris, he conceived the Idea
of putting on his editorial staff an old
beggar woman who had two wooden
legs and who wns a well known slghO
on the  boulevard.   So  he paid her a
rtigular salary and bad brilliant interviews written  with  leading men and
women of  Paris,  which  be published!
over   the   signature   "The   Little   Old
Woman on Two Sticks."   He says: "It
soon became a matter of pride among
English  and Americans  to know tha
wretched creature who had become so
famous.    Money   was   Khowered  upon
her by American and English visitors
who bad  not fathomed the humor of!
the, situation   nnd   veritably  accepted-
tho inference that the beggar was onr1
Speaking   acquaintance   with   til   tha
notables of Paris.   The episode finally.,
developed Into a farce because the old
woman's vanity was roused by the nt**!
tention    notoriety   brought   her.    She
could not read ICnglish, knew nothing
about the contents of the articles and
actually  flattered  herself Into the belief that she possessed physical attrao,
tion for the generous hearted men who'
gave hor alms or putted her tenderly,
on  the shoulder.   Liki* many  nnothetf
,useful   member   of   society,   she   wai
Bpolled by success and one day struck
gor I'.igltfx y%'w" -
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I ',.    M-.     i.  ���a  .-V'JCU.^.   ZB..   ��^,.   ��iAUf��*UpA.\.    MARttQ. 56,  ^4  ���The Atlin Claim.  Pulriti&wi   evorx    Saturday   monilnff   br  7'.iji Att.is Claim Pcwlhhiso Co.  A, C     iiltFidOKVItLS.lSntT.lll,    PiiOrXIKTOH.  , OrStdir of piihlWitau Ptwii-l 5*., Atlin. it. C.  A��<*rt*<ilnj*; Rattr :    Sl.W   per  inch,  ?ne����  t��*tr<iui>-   Kr��-iiii(c tiotli-ef, 2'   mita n Hue.  iSprmkl Contract IJut��*o on iipplicnrt.-m.  ��tio m*S*��',orl|.*ti<iii lM'ire ivi $5 n your imy-  kW�� Iu *ilvnaof>. No ptper will bo (lelMarisl  oaliM thxi ceuiAttioii in complied with.  Satstkday, March  26th.,   1904.  wtfaHFFrawMwu '���' mn>piiF����wwriwy tmjt.1���u .��wi  Now tliat winter operations  have become a regular feature of  this Camp and that drifting and  much other work of a kindred  nature arc being carried on to the  extent that nt present exists, attention might be called to the provisions of the "Inspection of,Metalliferous Mines Act."  This Act, having reference to all  mining operations, except those  relating to Coal' Mining, calls for  the appointment by His Honor the  lieutenant-Governor in Council of  "Inspectors of Min*s.  , The duty of these inspector?,'  who must be men of at least seven  years' practical experience in mining, is, on the instructions of the  Minister of Mines, to inspect nnd  report on all underground operations, especially in regard to the  conditions of machinery and hoisting appliances of all kinds, state ol  boilers, engines, etc. and the general manner iu which underground  operations are carried "on.  On a report by an inspector that  any pari of the machinery or othtr  apparatus used in the operations or  . the method applied in ihe carrying  on of the work, is defective or likely in any way to endanger the safety of those employed, the mine  owner may tfe enjoined from carrying ou an}' work, till such conditions are remedied.  Seeing that a great number of  men are now employed on the various creeks iu underground' work,  we think the time has arrived when  application may be made to the  Lieutenant-Governor for the appointment of an Inspector for this  District with fair expectations that  the request will be acceded to.  Doubtless a large   proportion  of  those employed, especially on 'Winter Diggings, "consists of men of experience, but  there  must  necessarily be a considerable number,  who  are comparatively inexperienced in  such work, and for the safety of all  concerned, we cannot  too  strongly  urge that a request be at once made  or the appointment of a competent  man to act as inspector for this District. . ��� A ..''-.'  This t�� a matter that might   well  betaken  up jointly   by   the  local  branch   of the  Provincial  Mining  Association and by the  Atlin   District Board of Trade,   not  to  mention by individual miners.  In such a matter, involving the  safety and.well-being of so many in  the Comp, it is well to remember  tliat "Union is Strength."  Rich Strike.  Some rock taken at t, depth of 12  ft. from' the White Star claim on  Boulder Mt , gives assays of 13 oz.  14 dwt. of gold uud 87 oz. of silver  10 the ton. The ledge is 8 ft. wide  composed of %vhite quartz carrying  gau-ua and visible gold. Ihe pio-  perty consists of three claims,  known us'ihe White Star Group.  The discoverers and owners aie  Messrs. Hailiorn and Symmons,  who have been prospecting ou iioul-  der Mt. during the Kumiiier mouth's  since 1899.  Atlin,  Nugget awd Sirape' Rmgs ���  And AH Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  ^SF~    Why send oik when you can get goods as cheap here?  Watches From $5 up. ' Feeso Line of Sosivesttr Spcoise. ���  JULES EGGERI & SON, The Swiss Watchmakers/  "THE    KOOTHNAV   HOTKL.   *  The 'Beavis' Mine.  The contract for sinking 50 ft. iu  the shaft on this property has just  been completed. The owners1 are  thoroughly satisfied with' the work  aud the showings at all stages are  so good, that further work, in the  way of sinking, will be continued  and vigorously carried on; drifting  and cross-cutting will be started at  once in order to reach the.pay streak  which was encountered in the old  workings now abandoned..  Cor  A, R. MoDonnld, Proprietor.  Film'   AND   TUAINOR   ��3TR1{KTS.  O ] Tills First Cliun flotol Ims li^ru rrnuHlnleil anil i'��fiirnisli��cl tlirowrliuui  �� and ofl'om the lient uuaonimoilntioii to Triiimieiit or 1'erniu.inmt  ^ Guoati.���Aiiiri-icun mid Dtii-upc-uu plan.  �� , ���  . Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. .  2 Billiards' and   Pool.  5*��o*K"��H>*0'��0*<i*o*o*o*<:'ecFO*a*#D*.>^  M-   ' ' 1       1   ... , ,    .  The  Spruce  Creek   Assault  .   Case.  Pat Callaghau, who was arrested  last week ou a charge of "wounding or inflicting grievous bodily  harm" on James Jenkins, was on  Wednesday committed by Mr. IS.-  M. N. Woods for trial at the next  Court of competent jurisdiction.  The evidence of the injured man  had to be taken in the hospital, as  he had not recovered sufficiently to  be able to attend court.  Chief Constable Oweu  acted  for  the prosecuiion, while Mr.   W.   G  Paxton watched the case on behalf  of the, accused,   who  reserved  his  defence.  e  <  b  t  u  *!  'A  'A  <  K  D  B  GOLD     HOUSE,  DISCOVERY,   B.   C.  STRICTLY   FIRST  CLASS.  JOHN   WOLTERS,   Proprietor.  y  D  0  E  0  >.  0  a  *r  o  STAC. IK    tc     LIVEHY     Mf    CONNBCTION.  RosseBi   Hotel,  DIXC*V   BROTHERS,   Fropri��ters  Free.  Pool   &. Billiards,  Freighting and Teaming j*       Horses and Sieighs for Hire.  Curling.  The second of the scries of matches for the President's Cup was  brought to a conclusion this week.  In the finals, A. D. Lewi* beat  James Stables, who in turn defeated  W. S. Taylor. Lewis was thereupon declared winner of this, the  last of thi* Winter's competitions  for the Cup.  It was intended lo have had a  match this afternoon between teams  reprcsentirg "Scotland" and "The  Rest of the Universe', but it is feared that the game will have to be  postponed on account, of the soft  condition of the ice, caused by the  genial warmth of the last few days.  'J'i H.   RICHARDSON,  atlin &. discovery.  ���"  ������  Full tine of Clothing Just From the East  THE   LATEST   STYLES.  Complete Stock of Dry Goods  THE    LATEST   IN    HATS,    BOOTS    AND     SHOES.  $mr GOLD   SEAL   GUM   BOOTS-  Our Goods arc the Ecst and Our Prices the Lowest.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID    UP   $8,700,000.  RxSEKVE,   $3,000,000.  Brunches of the Bank at oeatfae,  San francisco,  Portland,  Skagway, etc  Exchanges sold on all Points.  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  D.  ROSS, Manager.  As will be seen   by reference to  another column Mr. J. H.   Brown-  lee has not lost faith in the richness  ������of this camp or its permanency.  A Banquet will be tendered to  Dr. H. E. Young M. L. A. on  April 9th. by the Atlin District  Liberal-Conservative Association.  Ail Conservatives can secure tickets  from the following committee:���-H.  Cancellor, F. Breeze, G. A. Kerr,  F. Dockrill, T. Fleming, Jules Eg-  gert, O. Coniey, W. H. T. Olive,  David Hastie, Capt. Hathoni and  W. S. Tavlor.  TIIE ROYAL HOTEL,  ��.. ROSSELLI,  Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, E. C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CKoictai wmts, lkhjors and cicars���-case goods a spicmity.  Hydraulic-   Mining  @ Machinery.  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED    PIPE  'ng &  Estimates furnished 'on application ,-  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  VAVt'ovvitR, ' TS. C  s\  mmm mm  lufljfE'c-'Klra-'ii ���....  ���** ���:-'���  ^ffi&ward 'Whymper, whose namo re*-  Calls tho greatest feats in mountain-  ��limbingthe world has ever witness-  isd*���he being the first to scale the  Mattarhorn���and whoso ascents of tho  'Alps and tho Andes place him in tha  forefront of daring mountaineers,- recently returned from his third trip  ���over tho Canadian Kockies, says Thq  ��� 4-lontreal Star. Honors sit lightly on  . Mr. Whympcr, and he always declines to talk of those successes which  ordinary individuals would be proud  to discuss. Having c'onquorcd.. the  greatest of the Old World's mountain  peaks, & couple of, years ago, Mr.  Iwhympor sought now fields to exploit on this side of tho Atlantic,  and his contributions to tha twentieth century knowledge of'thomoun-  (tains of Canada is  most valuable  to  .everybody in general, and particularly to that increasing brotherhood  , of mankind, who, urged on by tho  (spirit of adventure, delight in climbing upon tho roof of the world.  WltjrMipar, tta* llountsta Cllaabar.  Mr. Whympcr    will tell you,  wljcn  you  ask  his ago,   that  ho is in   his  7G0th month,  and  while you  aro tig-'  uring out that ho is in his 64th year,  you will'wonder  that  time has dealt  bo gently-    with him:      Tho  avicrago  man would say  that ho  waa In   his  ''���'fifties,"i and     Mr.' Whympcr    would  rejoin    tliat years'   "do   not    mako  ago,"  and that, his "seemingly perennial  youth- is   owing   to   the.,oare  ho  tokos of himself,' and tho bodily' ox-'  ercis*s  he   daily   undergoes.    To   him,'  ������exerciso'is  pleasure  and  health,    and  ���all that makes a man happy and contented.        So,     after     his     victories  amongst the 'Old     World's  peaks,' ho  invaded the  Canadian  Kockies,    and  '.this  year    ho   saw   a   great     deal   of  ���what there is in tho Canadian mountains.     Ho  walked   across   tho    Hires  -panges which lie between tho prairies '  of Western     Cunada   and   tho  "Pacific  Const,   to  see for  himself  the'hidden  beauties of that piclurusquo region."  Laughi at Hardships.  Halo-and hearty yet, as strong oZnd  lusty us a youth in his twenties, Mr.  Whymper laughs at what thoso who  ���whilo away tho time at five o'clock  teas would call hardships. A tramp  of 500 miles    is  not 'an  easy     one,  ��� oven  in  an  old  settled  country;     to  walk    that     distance     through     tha ,  mountains   of  British   Columbia  is  a.  task from" which- many would shrink.,  "And yet,"  he says,_ "it was merely/  a  pleasuro  excursion.    1  hava     gono  from    London     to     Aberdeen,    from  JParis  to Lyons,, and  from  Paris  .to  Marseilles,   and,  .while .Great  .Britain  and  .France' are    beautiful   countries,  -they cannot compaij with the magnificence of these- Canadian mountains. 1 started from east of Kana-  ooskis Falls on August 6th, reaching '  ���Yale, tho head of navigation on tha  ITrascr, on Septcmbi i' 9th, and averaged twenty-five miles a day when  -the weather was fa\orable. I did  .not keep to tho railway track all  the time, but when I thought there  ;was eomothing out of the ordinary  ito see off the line, 1 made d"tpurs,  and was amply recompensed .or my.  trouble. There are many s'po i worth  seeing���and this leads me to say -  -that pcoplo should not rush through  tho mountain? in railway trains, for  thoy miss a great deal they other-,  ���wiso would see; they should atop  ���ovor at ceveral places to thoroughly  Worship tho grandeur of nature.  Which places are they? Well, too  many places to give in detail, but for  600'milos, as 1 havo said, the lov-  .ar of naturo has a world to admire.''  Points Ecpscially Notlco.iblo.  ���Tho upper valley of tho Bow," ho  eaid,   "is  not inferior     to   tho     best  .parts of tho Upper Thames, yet along  tho entity) distance from Banff to  Laggan, there is not a single setr-  tlor." Putting aside such fon-turns of  tho country as are now well known  and places on  the railway  that   are  .frequently visited, Mr. Why in per indicated a few points, in tho vicinity  of tho line, which ho considered wero  especially noticeable.   Thoy  wore:  Tho country around JJonald, which  Is extromoly fino, and almost entirely unexplored; the grand forest ttves-  and tho neighborhood round about  Albert Canyon; ".Eagle Kiver," connecting Griflin Lake and the Great  IShuswnp Lake, which latter combin<s  the charms of Windermere and  Lugan; Griffin Lake, almost as at-.  tractive as the famous Lakes ol  Thun and Brionz, but has not' yc*t  cot a setl '; the stream from tho  J reat to-tho Little Sliuswup l.al'e,"  called oti the spot "The Little Hirer," with boaittiful banks mirrored in  Itfl tranquil waters; the western ur.A  of tho Little Sliuswup Lake, with its  covos, and folingo overhanging hundred yards wide, with w����*/�� t����  clear as the Mediterranean.-  A  Collection  of KowtwoKx*.  Spread on his bed were seven pairs  of foot-gear���from sandals and slippers and moccasins to heavy-solcd  hobnailed mountaineering boots���  which Mr. Whympcr uao.i in his travels. At night ho luxuriates in slip-  poi'fl, When the hard work of tho day  .bojli)^, he dons    hi<J heavy- boots or  ma sandals, accoiding to circumstances and plods along. Tr-e sandals, h& says, r by tho way, with  stockings, ate an abomination There  aro jr.oaqttitoce, and if you have no  stockings on they <jro not so bad>  but when you put on this (ootweiu,  tho bills of tho ni��j!>quitoss fn.*5 a  firm hold In tho h��(w, dnsl then looi��  ou$ for trotitilc. "(flic*- moccasin, is  the7 Vjost footdX'*;!(2' u.iuiec certain, circumstances, {\flC. ���Wv* tthxjrf^incti.nowB  uoitqr tl^cyi tlju*. ci^L^rc-i' *rfiiis> , in��.n  how to Ueo Uv.vav * Civ-... .ffl��"ioi!<?*'C9'  not_tca��h us ail. Uui^a tb^t are. useful; 5iia In some fii&fierS our brother in rod could give ua pointers.  It was a grand trip Mr. Whympcr  mado through tho Kockies, almost  unaccompanied except by hin own  personality.. Ho had < an assistant  with four tents, who went ahead to  prepare camping places which Mr.  Whymper occupied, and No. 1 tent of  to-day became No. 5 of to-morrow..  Grub���food we sometimes call it?.  Well, he* took a small hamper with  him, and' contrived with the ingenuity of a trained mountaineer, to nov-  er'find himsolf hungry without opportunities for gratifying his wanls.  "Ono .thing was noticeablo," he  Baid, "I never saw a ferocious animal in all my walks. Porcupines  thoro wevc, and squirrels, ��� but no  "boars 'nor I'mountnin lions." This  evidently wae a disappointment to  him. i  A S*��*cnine������nt Hoantaln.  The Crow's Nest Teak is a magnificent mountain, ho snys, but littlo is  known of it.   Tho Cave, tho source of,  tho'Old Man Stiver,  which flows from  a largo mountain,   is  also  nn  interesting   point,  and     tho  Crow's Nest-  Lakes  havo   a  beauty  of  their    own.'.  There  is  an  abandoned  part'of   thd.  railway near the .Loop,  and between".  tho  Loop   west   of  that  and  the  Arrow   Lakes   aro    many   places   which  would provo very attractive to tour-'  ists, and especially to those who car.  rled  a camera.     Through  this  country,   in-the   valleys,   wero  fine   fields  for settlement, but as yet they, hava  vory few  inhabitants.        In his, ophv  ion",  it  will not  always b.o   thus,   for  thq fertility  of the land  appeals    to '  tho agriculturist.  On t-ho subject of the relative antiquity of'" tho higher parts' ot No'rth  America,  Mr. Whymper said:  "I am traveling to learn, and to  learn about matters which-arc not  found in books. The fact that a  littlo to the east of .Winnipeg, and  thenceforward to tho Rast all tho  way -through to Halifax,' the exposed  rocks havo been obviously ico ground,-  and have not only, boon ice ground,  out havo been ground by ice for centuries, is a matter of considerable in-  terost. In going westward towards  tho Rockies. I expected to sec 'still  Biore emphatic signs of ice'C action,  but I have not found anything of  the kind. There avo a number of  largo glaciers in the immediate neighborhood of tho Canndian Pacific  Railway, but so far as I have been  able to observe, they do not present  any indications that they have ever  been materially larger than- they aro  ' at present."  Asked in regard to comparison of  Canadian scenery v. 1th other places  which he had visited, Mr. Whymper  said: "I do not 'know any other  part of tho world of which it can  bo said that thero is not a dull milo  in ovor BOO miles. My walk across  tho Canadian Kockies was undertaken because I folt that it was impossible to sce^adoquatoly the beauties of this wonderful region. They  cannot be seen'in traveling by railway -alone, oven if ono wont over it  twenty times."  Superstitious 'Brides.  " There "will be proof of the survival of  two oJxi-time superstitions at the marriage of Miss Harvey to Sir 1'a.triok  Playfadir.  One of the "bricLesmiiids, following a  West Country custom, will, says the  "Onlooker," wear green stockings ."far  luck," wliile ���ihe old' rhyme,  "Sometihing old and something new.  Something   ' borrowed    and    something  bluo,"  will also be remembered, tho last-named  ' necessity, being arrange*.! foT by tiho  choosing of blue hats and fwttlhcrs for  ibhe six bridesmaids.  "Brides arc jiwt as supeirstitioi.'s as  ever they were," said Lite clerk of one  of London's mo.st fashionable churches  yesterday. "There nra-y not bo so many  fiiiporsl.itions as Uic.ro u*3wl to be, but  what few are rcfL arc as much considered  \s ever.  "They will not oluingc the day, for instance, if thoy can help it. 'Dhey will  do iimiyllinig rather than postpone the  ceremony.  "Then .they will not marry on n Friday. Tlm.t is supposed to be very un-  ilueky.   So is the, 13th of tlic month.  "I remember one lady of titta who  arranged to be married on a Frid/ty.  Which was the 10th of the month. Then  somcoino told her how s.wful lilir. consequences wou'ld bp, wo she said. 'Well,  'nave it a,rninged for the Monday sifter.'  That was tihe 13L.h, so tihtiy' timtle her  'difuigo it again. Whether it was because sho changed the day or not I do  not'know, but sihe figured in a divorce  case not many yours after.  "Many 'people' who are m.xrried hore  insist on wlhite 'heather being used in the  decorations. That is supposed to bring  luck. It has to be specially bleached, of  course."���"Daily Mail."  Newcastle-���Was there any romanco  conneotcd with your engagement? In-  gerficld���Romance? I proposed to her  at 8.45 and she accepted me precisely at  S.15.���Detroit "Free Press."  A CANADIAN AUTHORESS.  ���"&r *    $tiSftt flormil Jeanatte   Osatii  Efonnrad by  Ou��4lB*> ������olatT of ArtUtR.  3a Saturday evening, 6th Dec, tho  Canadian Society of Authors tendered a -reception to Mrs. Sara Jean-  ���ctte (Duncan) Cotes, the taleated  Canadian authoress, who is at present spending a short visit in Toron-'  to.   Hor homo is ,in Simla, India. .  Mrs. Cotes, who has now attained  an. .assured position among English  writing novelists, is tho eldest daughter of Chas. Duncan of Brantford, in'  which city sho was born in 1862.  Educated at tho .Collegiate Instituto  thero, sho commenced hor career as a  Contributor of Tho Toronto Globo,  joining, lator, tho cditoilal stafl of  The Washington Post. On'her return  to Canada flho became tho Parlia-  mentary correspondent at Ottawa ol  MM.  IABAS JXANETTB (DUNCAN)   COATBS,  Tha Montreal Star, and wrote a do**"  lightful scries of essays each week^  called "Saunterings."    *  In company wifKi Miss Lily Lewis  she made a tour round the . world,  .embodying her impressions in a vol-  ^se called "A Social. Departure,"  which was ^ followed by another  book, "A Daughter of To-day," and  still another, "The American Girl in  London." In l{39t sho married Bver-  nrd Charles- Cotes, M.' A., of tho Indian Civil Service, who later becam*a  the editor ,of a Calcutta .newspaper.  Among her subsequent works ���' havo  been: -"-The Simple Adventures of a  Memsahib," "Vernon's Aunt," "Tho  Story of Sonny Sahib," "His Honor  and a Lady," "A,-Voyage of Consolation,'.' "Tho Path of a Star," "On  tho Other Side of tho Latch," "Thoso  Delightful .Americans,',' "The Crow's  Nest," and "The Little Widows of a  Dynasty." , '  Her latest storv, "Tho Imperialist,"'is a stronsrly written story of  present-dny ' Ontario life. According  to Mrs. Donaldson In The Bookman,  ''the humorous .voin and crisp tono  of her varied litorarv work'has won  her a special nicho. among the wo*  men writers of tho day."  Oorman Stntlatloi.  The statistics recently published by,  tho well known" statistician, Professor Paul Langhaus, announces that  thoro aro 89,500,000 of Germans in  tho wholo'world, an increaso of 4,-  750,000 since 1900. Thero aro 77,-  ?50,000i living m Europe; 11,000,-*  000 in America,' and 500,000 in Africa. In fifty-six cities thoro aro to  bo found mora than 100,000 Gorman  inhabitants. Of these thirty-three  cities aro In Germany) and nine, in  th�� United States.     g,  Discredited Natives.  Ih the fjovc-.-nm.ent of their. East Indian possessions the Dutch have a  law which provides that tho testimony of one white man shall be.  *.<1H,1Li2��� that of seven, natives..   .   . _'  What "Dixie" Did.  Brigadier-General "Jack" Hayes wai  an aide on the stafT of General Kilpa.t>  rick during tho Civil War. ,  . When a hand-organ began playing  "Dixie" tho other night he left bis seai  in front of a local hotel and went bile  the house.  "Why don't you like 'Dixie?'" asked *  friend. *  "On our march to the sea," said General ITayes, "wo were tearing up a rail'  road, building bonfires of the ties and  laying the rails across them until heated red-hot and then twisting them about  trees and telegraph-poles. A bunch of  Confederates, attacked us../..General Kil*.  pat'rick ordered me to take out three  bands and .begin playing, hoping to delay  the main attack, until we had destroyed  railroad  communication.  "I deployed the bands, and they gave  the Robs the finest lino of music .they  over heard.   Finally all of them stojpped.  '"Play more, patriotic airs/ I ordered. ,     .  '"Wo don't know any more/ said mt  three bandmasters in concert.  '"Well, give 'cm "Dixie,"' I said.  "Tho bands played 'Dixie/ and those  Confederates let out tho rebel yell and  started for us and gave us the worst  licking we got on the march to the sea.  That's why I don't seem to like 'Dixie.'*  ^-San Francisco "Bulletin."   Lifebuoy Soap���disinfectant���ia strongly  recommended by tho medical profession as  a. safeguard against infectious diseases.      93  T EDWARD BLAND, ATTORNEY  ��� and Counsellor-at-Law, 501  Wayne County Savings Bank Building,  34 Congress street west, Detroit  Mich      Canadian business solicited.  IS WELL KNOW  DINTS FALLS  There are Numerous Witnesses of  ' Mrs. Adams' Sickness  ���   '       ���      and Cure.  ALf&QiLl  She Surely Had Bright's .Disease  ��� in iis Very Worst  Stages. ���  And Just as Surely was Completely  Cured by Dodd's Kidney  '      r Pills. '   ,    .  Burk's Falls, Out., Feb. 1.���(Special)���Mrs. Thomas.Adams, of Collingwood, whose almost miraculous  recovery from Bright's Disease in its  worst stages has caused a sensation,  in the medical world, is well known  in-Burk's Falls. She resided -here  for years before removing to Collingwood, 'and it was while living here  tliat she was stricken with the terrible disease that sweeps so many  into   fche grave.  Mrs. Adams has many friends still  living in Burk's Falls, and they well  remember the helpless, suffering invalid, who in March, 1900, looked as  if her only relief lay in death itself.  They can recall how when the "dread  words "Bright's Disease" fell from  the. doctor's lips,- the report went  around that .Mrs. Adams' doom was  sealed, that' she would never rise  from -her bed of suffering, on .which  she lay. They can recall'how their  sympathy went out to the little' chil-,  dren who would soon.be motherless.  '     WHAT CAUSED THE CURE.       j  Then while they waited ancl watched for the end a gradual improvement  came over the sufferer. It was hardly noticeable at first, but as she  grew stronger and was at length able  to leave her bed and give to her children' a mother's care, they wonder-  ingly- asked the cause. And then  the truth came out. Mrs. 'Adams:  had on the advice of a friend placed  her trust in the old. reliable Kidney,  remedy, Dodd's Kidney Pills. '���   '  Slowly but surely Mrs. Adams'  strength came back till she was going about as if Bright's Disease had  never held her in its clutches. Still  the skeptics refused to believe. "It's  only one of the vagaries of the disease," they said. "It will come back  with the winter." But winter came  and went. Another summer-and another winter passed, and to-day Mrs.  Adams is able to say: "I have had  no return of the trouble since Dodd's  Kidney Pills brought me back . from  the brink of the grave."      . .  And now all Burk's Falls, all those  who knew Mrs. Adams in sickness ancl  health, are forcod to admit Dodd's  Kidney Pills cured her Bright's Disease, ancl cured it to stay cured.  Neither has the lesson taught by  Mrs. Adams' case, been lost. People recognize the fact that' if she had  cured her pain in -the back with  Dodd's Kidney Pills, she would never  have had Bright's Disease.  ^Orljjim  ot a.  Holiday.  The second week in August, if not  one of great historical importance in  old Apasterdam, is certainly one of  martyrflom for the nervous and. sensitive. An ancient custom prevails ac*r  cording to which the juveniles of. tht  town are allowed to beat their drums  for several hours during a whole 'weell  while parading the exchange. The  story goes that about 200 yearn ago a  plot was formed to blow un the exchange, but a smjill boy, ha] ..ening ttf  let his ball roll under the vaulted foundation of the building, discovered th��  barrels of,powder which wero to do the  wrecking. Se it was decided to reward  tho lad, a I'd, on his being asked what  he would like, the urchin said that ha.  wished to be allowed to play at soldiers with his companions round the  building, till being armed with drums,  and to make as much noise as thej  liked during several hours of the clnj  for one week every year. This custom  is kept up, and. as nil msinnnr of Instruments arc call-tl upon to represent  a d'-um. tin kettli-'. nnd saucepan-lid*  noi.excepted..tho din Is something to bi  .remembered... ��� ���  iSttMC* ��B*��t   la   ma  Old X.��ndm Btraafci*'   '  W��rt��i Off by th* T.Uwm���Hat ,  Xo Lio��na��.  1 London's only lady shoeblack, who;  did a littl* business in front of St.'  Pancraa Church in tho Euslon road?  bas, 16 appears, been warned by the* ���'  polico. "The laiiy shoeblack took up)  what ia really a strange business for!  a'woman in order to help her hus-'-  -band. Sho put a gloss on thobooto  of'a few pedestrians requiring a|  "shine," while ho performed odd Jobs ,  in the nelghbo lood. Tho shoeblack-'  ing stand is o.i-;o a kind of employ-'  ment bureau for master plumbers^'l  any'of whom   requiring  a matt'- Citfi'  k BTBA.KGK SIGHT IJf A LOXDOX ST��KIT./:  at onco be ��upplied there with tha  names and addresses of jobbing!  plumbers out of work.  After a picturo of tho; lady shoe*  black had appeared in Lloyd's special*'  edition, an evening paper interviewed'  her. Sho then said: I musta't clean;  'em (/boots) on the box in the street*.  any more���a police-inspector camo  round yesterday (he'd seen what waa  in the paper) and told mo I mustn't*  Because I haven't got a license!  "I didn't think 1 waa doing, an^'  harm," Mrs. Birchmore, tho lady ia  . question, went on artlessly. "It waa  earning a few 'apencc instead of letting 'em go. And"would tho polica  let mo have n. license?" said Mrg,  Birchmore, doubtfully, dimly conr  soious that the sex is under soma  peculiar disabilities. Time, will toll*  ���Lloyd's Weekly, Newspaper.  . -  The Usual Thing.  Jones (who hfs w-iikud out of a second  trtory window i*; hi* stoop)���Oh, dearl I  hope niy nufomobile isn't hurt!  Haffo  and  Hla   Dliictpl*.  A young man, un admirer of tfc��J  great poet, attended one of Victor Hti�� jULy  go's receptions, became engaged in ar�� \*\%  gument and lost his temper. Hugo sol- jj|*|  emnly rebuked'him. and he subsided., f^gl  Presently  the guests retired.    One ofi   In  . them, however, had forgotten his urn- if a  brella and returned to get it Looking;  through an open door from the vestl-'  bule, he perceived the young man on 4j<  his knees bafoce the poet, sobbing out l}1*  his ap&Iogies for his disrespect whiln   |.'  ' Victor Huf1'), v, ith almost regal digni*  ty, extended his hand to'him and bad*  him Fise.      ���  Solid  Virtue.  Youth bae !ts o "n criteria by whlcM  to judge things which Its elders assess  by other standards. Henry had JuaJ  come into his mother's kitchen, whert  she was rolling pie crust.  "Making pies, mother?"  "Yes, dear."  "Say, mother, your pies taste aU  right," but why don't you make soma  like Mrs. Thompson gives me and B1V  ly? You can take a piece In your hant)  and walk all round the yard eating 1%  and it won't break."  .--:������.'.- Rcclxnclnnt.  Joseph was,an excellent cook, but h<  was not what nilpht be called an accomplished literary man. At the sanif  time ho conceived the Idea that n-cobk-  ery book from his pen would fill a lonj?  folt want He set to work; but, feel*-  lag that perhaps he bad made.some,  mistakes In composition, he submitted  the work to a prominent literary critic,  who promised to go through the work  and correct It where necessary.  After ft day or two bo brought It baclt.  "Yea," he said; "It's a I! right so fni  as I can see, but I rather fancy yoii'va  been a little superfluous in your reclpa  for lemon pudding."  "Hart. I?   How's that?"  "Well, yon see, vyou say here, 'Thea  alt on a hot stove and stir constantly.'  Now, I really do not see how any on��  is going to sit ou a hot stove .without  Stirring constantly, so I think you can  do without that'Sfiilenco, don't- you  know."  Bridal Canto inn In Spain.  In Spain a bride has no girl attenoV  ants to stand at the altar with her, btrt  Instead a "madrina.V or godmother'  neither does she have a wedding cake  or any festive going away after tha  ceremony. The wedding pair depart  quietly to their new home, where they  remain until the following day, wIh-d 'J**  they start on their honeymoon. Bel'oro i ''  departing they pay a formal visit ta |"j  their respective relatives. \ j  HIk   Trouble.  "Have any buxxiug in your <��arsr"  asked the doctor, who was trying to  diagiiase thocase.  "No," replied Mr.  Flenpeclc,  ��� ��� W  'not e��.?4  cept when I'have to stay In the housa."  ���Chicago Record-Herald.. ,.  Family  Dijilomaioy.  "I turn nil ��ny hills over to my ���rife."  "Does she have the* money?"  "No. the nerve."���Cincinnati Ooraicer-  dill 'i'rlbunz. ,   .'  Worry -wont cure a cough. When  you find a cough holding on���  when everything else has failed���  try  -   "' 's  Tho Lung  Tonic  It is  guaranteed  to cure.    If  it  doesn't, we'll refund your money.  Prices: S. CWeixs & Co. 301  ZSc.SOo. $1.   LeRoy.N.Y.,Toronto,Can.  S'if ."i-Ti"n-*':ut:r wr  ATUN,    B. Gi,-    SATURDAY,    MARCS.. a6,     -1904.  *<*i  i  ���maaaLMBia.'ff.fl 'J1.1, ii.'.im.'v.r:  PICKED UP HERE AND THEKE*  McDonald'f Grocery make* a  specialty of fresh eggs and butter.  Mr. Hays Hazlitt, with a gang  of ten men, who came up on the  "Humboldt'', arrived yesterday afternoon. The men will woik on  the propeity 'cm Spruce crcrk, owned by the Spruce Creek Power Co.,  I,td., and preliminary 'operations,  under Mr. HazHtt's superintendence, will be commenced at once.  Freih Egi?s just arrived at E. I,.  FiUman & Go's.  Mr", J. Rox borough, of Surprise  take Hotel, srrived on Wednesday  from Skagway, accomparied by  Mt$ Rdfcborough .and their two  sons; along with them were also a  brother-in-law of Mr. Roxborough.  The entire party came straight  through' from their old home in  Belfast. Ireland.  Fresh Garden and Flower. Seeds  at C. R. Bourus's  . Dr. Scharschmidt,' who has been  here on business for the last week  leaves,.this morning for White  Horse; he is accompanied by Mr.  G.' D. Sinclair, who is going; out to  the uew strike at Alsek.  Latcet . Magazines, Periodicals  .and Circulating Library at E. I,.  Pillinan & Co:  E. A. and .W. E. Bulette arrived  this week from the outside;. they  will-immediately resume work on  the "Bulette" group on Spru-e  creek.  Stevens Single Barrel, 12 bore  Shot Gun.    Apply Claim Office.  The Atlin Musical and Dramatic Society will hold rehearsals every Thursday evening at 8 o'clock  in their rooms nt the Grand Hotel.  A full attendance is requested on  Thursday evening next.  Well assorted Stock of Domestic  and Imported Cigarss at Bourne's.  Our genial musical friend, Mr. J.  T. Pilling, on Monday evening entertained some of his lady friends  at dinner at his residence on Third  Street.  The repast must have been a  ��� sumptuous en*, as three of the lady  gnestn had shortly afterwards to go  to the Hospital.  No serious  effects are expected.  (Communicated.)  Mr. J. H. Richardson is making  extensive alterations to his store  preparatory to the arrival of his  new stock of Spring Goods.  . If you want a good meal go to the  Quick Lunch Room, Mrs Heuning  proprietress.  W. G. Paxton, Notary Public,  has taken offices in the Claim Block.  LATEST WIRES.  ,     Continued from Page Four.  Paris. 23m:���Prime minister  Combes has denied that he is to immediately retire from the premiership ca a result of recent cabinet reverses.  Liege, Belgium, 23rd:���Another  anarchist outrage was .attempted  this morning by an infernal machine, placed on th.e window sill of  the residence of police corumission-  <*r Binet. Mr. Binet discovered the  machine in time to prevent damage.  Ottawa, 24th:���China.has appealed to Great Britain to nullify  the Canadian $200 head tax on all  Chinese entering Canada. Since  the inauguration of the tax not one  Chinese emigrant has entered Rri-  tish Columbia, where before thou-  Nauds came every year. It is not  believed that Britain will disallow  tiie act.  Montreal, ���William Whyte, for  many years Western Manager of  the C. P. R., with headquarters .at  Winnipeg, and recently appointed  Vice-President.of the C. P. R.," a  position that had remained vacant  for years after elevation of Sir Thomas Shaughnessy to the Presidency of the road, has been offered the  management of the Russian Trans-  Siberian Railway at a fabulous salary. He would not consider tbr  offer.  Victoria,���The missing "steamer  Queen City ,has beeu located at  Quatsino, where she is laid ' up  with a broken tail" shaft. A tug  has been sent to bring her1 home.  Baltimore,-���Geo. E. Yewell,' one  of the last survivors of the Greely  relief expedition, is dead of consumption at this place.  Vancouver, ''34���-W. H.'D6rman,v  post office inspectoi here, died last  night of erisipelas.  Ottawa, 25.��� The late B. T. A.  Bell-, Treadgold concession commissioner, was insured against accident  for $15,000 and held straight life  insurance to amount of $20,000 or  $25,000.  i.i-WJgtL.i,^ajALjuegaLoi��*ro^  STABLES   &   LUMSi  We are still doing business at the  Old Stand  , 1  THE  IRON    STORE.  And are to the front with Fresh Eggs  and the best brands of Butter, backed up  by a full line of Groceries, best brands on the  Market.  CUR   MOTTO."   Fair trsatmont to all  OUR   AIM-   One* �� Customtr, ��lwiyi b Customer.  THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER  AND  MANUFACTURING. Co., Limited.  ELECTRIC    LIGHT    RATES: ��� Installation,   $3:50 per light.  16 Gar.dio Power Incandescent $3:GQ'per month per light.  ���c  >4 It IB .. $1tSO ���  *r  Chbapbr, Butticr, Safer, Cleanlier, & Healthier Than Oil.  Mobbbx Steam I.aokbkt ik Commboioh Wash Bundles Collected  &��� Dslivxbxd.  Better Work and Cheaper Rates than any Possible'by Hand Labor.  J. T. REGAN.  ATLIN   &,   DISCOYERY.  Shslf and Heavy, Hardware?  Giant   Powdor  fuse   and  Gaps.  Tin and Granite Ware���Miner's ft Blacksmith's Supplies.---Doors and Windows.  One  Price   to  AIL  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  25th. inst,  are as follows:  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP  Men. 19  8 below  i8 above  ae  10  12  21  ���*��  H  22  5  21  23  34  0  3 above  �����4  ���' 33  35  3  29  LOUIS   SCHULZ,  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butcher  FIRST     STREET,    ATLIF,   B.   C.  ROYAL     HOTEL.  DISCOVERY,  ���.  O -  B.   C.  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS.  ALEXANDER   BLAIN,   Proprietor.  FOR  WANTED Special Ber>re��ontatlvo In thii  and adjoining territorial, to represent and  advertise an old established buiinem houi.n  of solid flnaneial ttatiJluz. 3u.ln.ry, (21  weekly, with expaniex, advanced ouch Monday by oheok direct from headquarter*..  Expermee advanced;   position  permanent.  Wo furuUli everything.      Addreso. The Col  umbia, ISO Motion Bide., Chicago, III.  Call and get prices at  7 KOYrCSIo hereby given that tbo partner-  nfilp hitherto existing; between Gcorjro Lee  Garden and David Llvingritono Hall has been  ���Jietolved, and all aaseU, and lialiilitiei contracted by said Garden and Hall have been  1 taltBD over and aunuraed by David Livingstone Hall.  Dated at- Atlin, U.' C. Feb. 90th. 1904.  . Q, Lo�� Garden,  9. h. Hail  THE  MEAT MARKET  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   0EST  OF  GOODS  Fihst Strkkt,   Atlin.  I, KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES.  ALL nU St-wJc f*��ttm��x? tn h- fkhuh-..  A  PI  1-1  H*l  M WS-SflWAlWll*

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