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 * i-.. - *���   >*  VOL.   S.  ATLIN, li. C,    SATURDAY,     MAY    2,    190;  NO.  19S.  Contracts to Be  Let For the  Mail   Service  To Atlin From tho Railroad���Two  Separate Contracts for'Sum-  mer and Winter Services.  Circulars have been senl out from  Ottawa calling for bids for carrying  the Yukon . and' Atlin mails, summer and winter. Separate contracts  are lo be1-let for the services during  the two seasons.  Tenders for the services will'be  received at'Ottawa up till noon of  ��� May 22nd. The Atlin service calls  for 700-pounds per week each way,  and the contract about to be let'  will continue in force for a term not  exceeding four years ; the Postmaster-General reserving the right to  terminate the .contract at any time  previous' to the expiration of the  four years should- the public interest, in his opinion, require it, upon  giving the contractor three month's  previous notice- of his intention.  All expenses on the route for tolls;  . ferries,'etc., must'.be defrayed by  the contractor.  Each tender must state the price  asked per annum in, words at'  length,"-and to be accompanied by  the written guarantee of two responsible parties, undertaking that,  iu the event of the tender being accepted, the contract shall be duly  executed by the party tendering for  the price demanded; undertaking  also to become bound with the contractor in the sum of $1000 for the  due performance of the service.  For the winter services the contractor has to provide suitable  sleighs drawn by horses or dogs as  circumstances will admit of, and  will be required to erect and maintain suitable stations along the  route, and he will also be required  to provide for the defense of the  mail whilst en route from the  weather or from any other cause of  injury aud from dangers of every  kind.  The present contract, with the  Canadian Development Company,  expires early this summer, and the  new contracts will virtually ��� come  into effect upon the acceptance of  tenders.  An Extraordinary Meeting.  An extraordinary meeting of  the Pine Creek Flume Co., Ltd.,  was held in Vancouver 011 Tuesday  last for the purpose of considering  and, if thong'11 fit, passing a resolution authorizing the Directors to  raise a sum o'f< money, by the issue  of preference shares or otherwise;  aud to receive and" consider the annual .statements of accounts ancl  balance sheets ; to elect Directors  and other oflicers.  R. W. Queen is Secretary of the  Company.  America's Cup Defender.  Special attention is called to the  advertisement of the hydraulic  plant for sale. This plant can be  bought and landed in Atlin for less  than half its original cost.���It is an  opportunity of a life-time.  A. F. & A. M.���Notice to all  sojourning brethern-���A meeting for  mutual benefit will be held on 1st  Thursday in each month in the A.  O. U. W. Hall,, Atlin, B. C, to  which all brethren in good standing are cordially invited.  The Reliance, lhe new yacht  which has been constructed for the  defence of the'International oup,  was launched from the Herreshoff  works, Bristol, R,L, on theiith  ulto. She is the sixth-yacht which  this firm has built for America's  defence. . Three of these have defeated the British challenger, while  two did not prove on their trials  sufficiently reliable to warrant their  selection for, the honor.  Sir Oliver Mowat's Successor.  ' Mr. W. Mortimer Clark, K.C.,  has been appointed Lieut.-Governor of Ontario, succeeding the late  Sir Oliver Mowat. He is a citizen  of the highest standing, aud prominent in church circles.  The Best on Record.  From Mr. Fielding's budget  'speech,'delivered before the Dominion House on the t5tli"ulto, he predicts that the surplus "of revenue  over expenditure for th(e fiscal year,  ending June 30th, will be $13,350,-  000, which will be the largest in  the history of the Dominion.  .  Estimates.  In the Proviuciul Estimates recently brought down, the sum of  $1000 is set apait for the Discovery  lock-up and the suni.of $20,000 for  "maintenance and repairs "'-'in the  Cassiar district. No detailed statement is given,' so it is impossible to  say what proportion of that sum is  available for Atlin.  Those Cy&toms9  No Very Radical Alterations to  Take Place ��� A Suggestion of the .Finance Minister.  NEW SCHEDULE  White Pass Tariff  For   1903  Just Issued.  Shows a Reduction all Round of  From Ten to Twenty-five per  Cent.       '���  Two weeks ago a telegram over  the-signature of Mr. W. J. Robinson, of Philadelphia, was pubished  in these columns, announcing that  mining machinery would be admitted into Canada free of duty. <���  From more recent advice it is  learned that it 'is very likely that  Mr. Fielding's suggestions, which  were made in his Budget speech,  some days ago, as to tariff changes,  will  probably   become law  before  the House prorogues.  The proposed change, as regards  mining machinery, so far as our information goes, is simply an amplification of certain customs-regulations alread}' in force. The new  clause reads:  "That machinery and appliances  of a kind not made ��� in Canada, for  exclusive use in alluvial gold mining, be added to the Free List until  June 30th, 1904." ;  Prepared For Burial.  Word was received early this  week that the body of Joseph Abey,  one of the unfortunate mail carriers,  who lost his life in the discharge of  his duty, on November 30th last,  had been found within a few feet  from the spot where the sled and  dogs were found some days after  the accident. Constable Owen and  Undertaker Pillmau were at once  sent out to bring the body to Atlin.  Judging from the condition oi the  body, Abey died from exposure,  not by drowning. The head ancl  shoulders were frozen into the ice,  while the lower part was under the  water. His body was found about  20 feet from the. shore a  The Government Agent telegraphed to Abey's relatives at Chater,  Manitoba, as to their wishes for the  disposition of Joe Abey's remains.  Word  was received  011 Thursday  night to have the body embalmed  ancl shipped at the earliest moment.  E. L- Pillmau is in charge of these  arrangements and it is expected  that the remains will be sent out  via Caribou early next week.  An Important Memorial.  The members  of the  Executive  *.  Committee of the B. C. Mining As-:  sociatiou met iu Victoria on the  20th and 23rd ultos for the purpose  of drafting a memorial to the Government urging certain changes of  the mining laws. This presentation, it is said, will probably be the  most important to be made to the  Government this session and is the  result of the very profitable convention which was held in Victoria  some time ago.  New Stock of Garden and Flower Seeds at C. R. Bourne's.  The following changes are effective , in the shipment of goods to  Dawson over the White Pass route:  As in last year's tariff there are  three classes in that just issued,  viz.; A, Band C. A carload is  reckoned as 20,000 pounds aud  over.  Last 'year's rate to Dawson for  less than carload lots ou classes A,.  B and.C, were respectively, $4, $^-  .50 and $5.50; this year, on the  same classes, the}' are respectively,  $3.75, $4 and $4.75.  Special commodity rates are  given on hay, shipments under 7  tons going'at $3.25 per 100 pounds,  and over 7 tons at-$2.75 per 100  pounds. Oats and feed, under 10  tons, $3, and over 10 tons, $2.50.  The same special commodity tariff is furthermore divided into-six  groups for convenience of classification-.1 Group t, cotisijf-ii^g of.flour,.  rice, salt, sugar, canned goods and  such staples, is rated at $2.75 in  carload lots. Groups i\ 3 and 4,  consisting of groceries, are awarded  substantial .reductions below class  A rates (under which the}' usually  appear) when shipped in carload  lots. Groups 5 and 6 are hardware  and such like, and are given rates  at from $2.60 to $2.75 per 100 lbs  in carload lots.  These special commodity' rates-  expire on August 31st, 1903, unless sooner revoked ancl "class rates  apply from that time te the close of  navigation. No through bills of  lading will be issued after August  31st and none before May 15th.  All rates are on a weight basis.  The tariffs to Atlin show a similarly substantial reduction. It also  enjoys the advantage of special  commodity rates on carload lots.  The-new Classification Lists and  tariff sheets have not been received  here yet, but they should be to  hand at an early dale.  Alaska's Wireless  Telegraph  An extensive system of wireless  telegraphy is now being put in operation by the American De Forrest  Wireless Telegraph Co. on the,  Pacific coast. There will be seven  stations. The first at Cape Flattery���which is already under construction���and the others girdling  the coast of the most northerly  possessions of the United States  and the Orient, at the following  points: Dutch Harbor, Cape Nome,  Kamtchatka peninsula, Yokohama  Hongkong aud Manilla.  iwnwammnmuaimm M^MM^<-M^^WW*tl^^VH��U(rt^^ttl^  '.. ��*/�����? si/ vfcJEJKw  fi��  IHRIOPft'Itf  AND HIS MONEY.  HoWH.0. Wlilli'. jm'itor Faith  Jkkt��hl>y-Uirinii Church, New  '    York.  Pur (lu love of money is the root of  tit *��U t which, wliile some coveted  tllift limy have erred from the faith,  Um) filmed flicmsrlves through with  WM��y iM>tiow��,���i Timothy, vi., 10.  <Ttt�� ��l��er, tin1 man who loves money  tor IU��il alone, is iu this age and land  �� n*K^tllUc *|tmtitlly ; but the man who  Wv��l ��*J jkocki money for what it can  10 lof hint In much in evidence.      It  11 |m tfbU form of covctousness that  Fau��t tjJoiir eye: saw the source of so  �����a��y  ���orrown.      Money   is   good���a  1   le<c����ury  I'lonsi'ng.     JJut tlic way in  whkh  vwy  many Uve and seek and  Mf iiionoy in a curse to themselves and  lo everybody else.  "       Man  loveu power.      Money confers  tower. The possession of enough of  , confers the power to acquire and cn-  |oy uIimo-h anything, except personal  worth, which the heart may desire.  Here lies its danger. It gives the  power to furnish the necessities, comforts and luxuries of life, not only, but  lo indulge every appetite and'passion  , with the promise of escape from some  Df th* natural consequences. The  Imall gambler goes to Sing Sing, while  ihe rich gambler 'goes to London ;  ���/Inch is but typical of a thousand  ' Dther ways in which the possession of  plenty of money, however acquired, appears * to confer power and pleasure.  How them shall a young man; with a  Sic lo make or mar, regard the getting  ind the using of this wonderful medium of power ?  I. He ought to have some of it  Ifoung man, the world does not owe  fou a living. The only thing it owes  rou is a fair chance to make something of yourself and make a living for  Boursclf. On tae other hand, you owe  le world something. If you think it  pwes you somnthing, remember that  It owes the same to every-other man,  ��� and thus a part of the debt is yours.  ( Jfou owe to the world, first, a contribution of personal worth and character.  ray it And you owe to the world  llso your own support. That means'  rou must have money in some form.  sou do not need to be rich, though you  1, may be, without shame, but you ought  ���    *-with  a  great big ought���to  acquire  mo ugh good money to support yourself  ind   those   naturally   dependent   upon  rou.  a. How shall you get it ? Not dis*--  lonestly. Honesty is not only good  policy, but it is infinitely more. Hon-  isty is riaht. He who departs from  nonesty for money sells himself for  the money sought������usually a pitiably  ���mail pries. He has proved how  baa* be ia, and has still .further defeased himself besides. Get your  BJOftt-r honorably, or do not get it at  ftD."  Work tor it. The world has not  R-utgrown the curse (or blessing) pro-  Bouaced ia Eden. You have no right  lo expect money, you do not deserve  noricy, you are not fit to use money  ontil yeu have earned it by braia or  brawn, or both.,  9. How shall you use it ? Do not  Irlft into any way of using it. You  Bay drift along fairly well for somo  lime, but_ there is a shore somewhere,  ���nd drifting almost invariably ends in  Stranding. The world is strewn with  lhe wrecks of stranded drifters.   With-  Eut being miserly, determine definitely  ow, when and where your money shall  go, and insist that it shall produce results for you. It is most important  that you should recognize the religious  obligation involved in its" possession.  Jfou are God-kept, and all you get is  In a sense God-given. Thus you are  responsible to God for its use. This  Dbhgation, which should be of first importance to you, agrees with and is  reinforced by the ordinary considerations of wisdom -and morals and the  fundamental requisites of business success.  Jly this, and by all of these, wasting money is vicious. Debt is often  - Df doubtful morality, if not worse, and  eenerally dangeious. Gambling, in any  form, is wrong, demorali/.ing, abomin-  ible. Money spent for intoxicants of  ��ny sort to vice itself adds worse than  waste. Money spent on vanity makes  return in impoverished character .-ind  lessened chance of future success.  Dress according to your income, never  is some other fellow docs. Thousands of young men arc worth to 'the  world little moie than lav figures for  lhc display of haberdashery. They  are saying no money, are letting slip  their life chance and grow ever'more  shallow in character.     Don't !  Under the same principle fecogniVe  irour responsibility to others. " No  pan livcth unto himself alone." Money  ��� Is not only power for yourself, but  power for the world, and I think 1 am  not wrong when I assure you that  those who have made, not the most  money, but the most out of money.are  those who have most truly blessed the  world with their money. Be sure  lhat, other things being equal, the  most selfish are the most miserable.  Figure that into your expense account.  4. The limit ��f its power. There  Is one thing: which money, even tha  best money,' cannot buy���peace with  God and eternal life. No amount of  money or of good works done with  . paney   can   geecre   this.     The   only  ���egal tentTer here is faith ia, Jesus, the  Christ, which includes by virtue of its  nature, its open acknowledgment, and  1 sincere effort to live by His prin-  :iples. With all ypur getting of  noney, wisdom, honor, power and  pleasure do not provide thr* final and  Sternal failure of your life by peimit-  jing yourself to enter the piescnce of  God not ha-ving Christ as your Friend,  tou may leave behind you more mil-  ions than you ever heard of ancl yet  fo before the bar of God in poverty,  nore pitiable and hopeless than that  ��f the poorest tramp who wcr walked  Ihe streets. "With all thy yetting, get  inderstanding," and provide for tho  nost important issues of life first. -  For the Farmer.  Two pounds each of cornmeal, cottonseed-meal and glutenmeal, ie  pounds of corn ensilage, and as much  timothy hay as they want, is recem-  nended by the Maine Station as a  satisfactory ration for milch cows, to  be fed twice a day. Many farmers  vould , doubtless prefer , to substitute  bran for cottonseed-meal.  The breed of cows the dairyman  ihould choose depends on the line of  work he purposes "to follow. If sale  milk is to be his specialty he wants the  deep milkcr3. If butter,' he wants the  butter producers regardless of the  quantity of milk. . If money is what he  Is dairying for, then he wants the breed  that in his particular line of effort will  return him the most of it.  ime^ which is in the finest possible1  :ondition, ,and is also' produced from  /egetable matter ; that is, 'unlike stone  inie, it has been used in the growth -  if plants and'returned for use again in  he wood ashes. But the objection to  Duying lime in wood ashes is that in  such form it is costly,' for if a ton of  rvood .ashes cost $10, and the value of  :he potash and phosphoric acid is  ��650, as stated, the 650 pounds of lime  would cost the farmer $3 50, ancl, as  ae can buy stone, lime much cheaper,  ie will not be benefited correspondent-  ly by purchasing ashes in -order to pro-  :ure the lime. Lime sells at from 50  :cnts to $1 per barrel, the cost of the  duic lime being 31 1-2 cents'per ico  pounds when hine<is 75 cents per barrel, while the cost of transportation  ���nay be bat a small.sunvif the lime can  De procured Hear the farm. Ashes  :ontain all the mineral elements of the  woods from which they' are derived,  which includes' also soda, magnesia,  -"silica, etc., but the nitrogenous matter  Is eliminated during the burning-of the,  wood. Vomers who desire tot,use  ashes wB probably find them profitable  H the price does not -exceed $7 per  ton for unleached, but some lots' may  be worth more. Fruit growers have  a-preference for'akhes, as they serve  to neutralize the acids of the soil  when vepcLible mat'er is ploughed under, and for clover, peas, etc.,, ashes  ire also * excellent.���Philadelphia- Re-  'cord.' ' ���*      ���  The1 .Connecticut /Agricultural Station, Mr. E. II. Jcnkins.'-.directO'-, New-  haven, Conn., has issued a neat spraying calendar, containing not only the  almanac, for the year, but formulas for  insecticides and fungicides. It should  prove most valuable, as, in addition to  giving the methods of preparing the  various'sprays, it explains to what kind  of crops each is applicable.  x Wood Ashes on Tanas.  .Wood ashes have been known for  nany years as excellent for all kinds  >f crops. Long 'before fertilizers  yere placed upon the market wood ash-  ;s were .highly esteemed by farmers,  and if they can be had 'at, fair prices, on  guarantee, they sell readily. But ash-  teVary greatly, those from hardwoods  Jeing more valuable than the ashes  orom soft wood, and yet it is difficult  .'o decide upon the value of ashes even  when the kind of* wood is kno.vn.  The ingredient sought in ashes is pot- '  rash. ' Hickory ashes contain as high  ��s 9.17. per cent; red oak,* 5.75 per  rent; rock elm, 6,30; .walnut, 4.65;  ,:herry, 5:82; 'quince, 6.30; pear, 9.70 ;  butternut, 3.9S; plum, 4.80, and peach,  46.95. The cuttings of grapevines produce ashes that are exceedingly rich  in potash, containing 12.20 per cent.,  while the pear tree, as may be noticed,  produces more potash in its ashes than  floes hickory. These fact3 make the  purchase of (wood ashes a matter of  uncertainty, so far as the actual value  to the farmer is concerned, for unless  lie is informed of the kind of wood  irom which tliey are made he, will hava  lo knowledge of the amount of pot-  ish they contain. Should he pur-  :hase butternut tree ashes he will not  jet one-half as much potash as from  iickory ashes, while ashes from old  wees, young shoots, limbs, trunks and  branches differ, even      ' from  the       same       tree. The       bags  ���bntaining a lot of ashes will also  trary in percentage of potash, while he  will also find it very difficult to distinguish leached front: unleached ashes.  Then, again, the weight of ashes depends largely upon the humidity of tho  atmosphere. ~If purchased when the  weather is damp thero will be more  moisture in the ashes than during dry  jveather, as they quickly absorb mois-  ;ure. Analysis of ashes shows that  different lots vary greatly.  Potash alone- does not gire ralue to  'ashes as they contain phosphoric acid  and lime. The recognized average for  jnleached ashe3 is 5 per cent, of potash, 1 1-2 per cent, of phosphoric acid  and 3a 1-3 per cent, of lime. A ton  of ashes, therefore, contains 100 pounds  oi potash (worth about $5), 30 pounds  Df phosphoric acid (worth about $1.50),  and 650 pounds of lime. The value of  the ashes depends upon the potash and  phosphoric acid, the total being, $6.50^  as ,the lime is given no value in fertilizers that are purchased as such, yet  It really has a .value, which is the same  as the market value for stone lime. The  proportions" of phosphoric acid and  lime also vary according to the kind of  ashes, but owing to their bulk for shipment, and the fact that they are some-  limes leachod before put upon the mar-  tet, the price of ashes is frequently  much greater than their actual value to  lhe farmer. Every farmer, however,  ihould carefully save all the ashe3  wade from wood on the farm. Coal  ishes have little or no value as fertilizers. Corncobs, the cuttings from  fines and trees,, and even dead weeds,  nake ashes which are rich in potash,  but the ashes should be kept under  ihelter and not allowed to become wet,  as they are more easily applied on the  'and when in a perfectly dry condition. If mixed with 'barnyard man-  are they cause loss of ammonia from  ;he heap, but ashes and manure i��iay  ie applied on land at the same time and  worked into the soil. Potash in ash-  js is in a pure, uncombined state, very  ���austic, and at once exerts a chemical  md mechanical effect on the soiI,while  ,hat in fertilizers is combined as a  'salt," with acids, of which about one-'  lalf only is pure potash.  As there are about 600 pounds of  ime in a ton of wood ashes, it is apparent that some of the benefits imparted to land by ashes is through the  The Sultan's'Army.  ��� Public Opinion publishes the following condensed translatie-a of an article  ��vhich recently appeared in1 The Figaro,  Paris:���We should enlighten those,who  leem to think that the mobilization of  240,000 men is a considerable step for  Turkey. The fact'of the matter is that  at present the, Turkish army could  muster twenty classes, each containing  35,000 men, which, by allowing a large  percentage' for loss, makes a mass of  about 1,500,000 men. ��� Thus, in giving  the order to mobilize 240,000, the Sul-  *an only places the seventh part of his  army in motion. The figure of 240,000  tnen does not represent .even one-half  of the force that Turkey, by calling  upon all of thereserves,' could place in  Macedonia alone. ^ -  ' ,  For clearness of demonstration it is  necessary to (state that the Turkish  army is composed (1) of. the corps of  the regular army, the-'strength_ of  which depends on whether or not it is  in a state of mobilization, - that is,  whether it is on a war or peace footing; (2) ofithe divisions of the reserve  corresponding to the corps of the regular army; (3) of the battalions of  milita, also corresponding to the corps  of the regular army, and (4) of the .excess from the first-two'classes," from  "which there ar'e.formed'cQmplementary  battalions. ,     s -  The second corps of the army, with  av base  at Adrianople,' and the  third,  with a base at Monastir, are, because  of their strategic positions, the strongest of the Ottoman army, the number  of men being greater than in the other  corps.   They comprise different" bodies  of  troops   taken  from  other   military  subdivisions, the second corps of the  active army being composed on a war  footing as follows:  Infantry���Two    divisions,    comprls-  inc 33 battalions; also two batta-  lions ot cavalry, of tOO mon each. 30,600  Cavalry���One division, comprising 30  squadrons of 153 men each     4,599  Fiel*   Artillery ��� Three   brigades.  comprising*  41    fcattallona.  of   149  men each      �����"���  Fertiflcatton Artillery���Three batta-  1   lions, of 10 companies, ot 250 men  eaoh    ������������   2'500  Howitzers���Ono, regiment,  comprls-   ���  ln*r six batteries, of 140 men each. 84*  Engineers���Feur   ������mpa.nles,   of  200  men each ..s      S"0  Baggaee���Six companies, of 150 men  each          9����  [ _ 45,970  Thus the force of this corps on a  war footing, but without the reserve,  is 45,970 men. The third corps is still  larger, including five divisions of infantry and seven regiments of cavalry,  as follows:  infantry���Five tUvtslons, comprising  fit) battalions (alM two ��f cavalry),  of S00 men each  73,800  Cavalry���One division, comprising 35  squadrons, of 163 men each      5,355  Field Artillery���Three brfcjadss, com-  pristna 66  batUllons, of   140   men  eaoh    ���-���    s-ul��  Fortlfloation Artillery���Eleven com-  panles,  of 250 mon each      2,u0  Howitnors���One regiment, containing  six batteries, of 140 mon each.... 810  Engineers���Four   companies,   of  200  men  each ��������������� ��� ������     o00  Baggage���Six companies, of 150 men  each   *1___  93.GS5  Thus the force of the third corps  on a war footing is 93,685 men, which  together with that of the second���in  both cases without the reserves���is  140,000 men in round numbers. If, now,  we consider the reserves, which are  formed at the rate of four divisions  per corps for the infantry ^of the regular army and four regiments per  corps for the cavalry, we have a total  reserve for these two corps of 102,400  men, which, added to the figures of  the active army, gives a total of 240,-  000 men in round numbers for the regular and reserve forces of the second  and third corps���the number which advices from the front tell us were mobilized.  These two corps of the Sultan's European army are in reality the very  soul of the Turkish military establishment, and they are continually���in diverse degrees���in a state of mobilization. The Sultan ordered the mobilization of 240,000 men, that is, he added to  the 140,000 men of the active army the  102,000 of the reserves, which is no extraordinary thing from a military  standpoint, although it may be from  a political.   ,  Curious Bits of Newa,   ~  !&.t tha International Congress of Am-  'fricantets Dr. A. 1<\ Oliambenain, iormer-  y,   of Toronto, described  the  contiibu-  ttpns of t!he Algonquin Indians to tha  ipoken and, written Jilnglish of America,  tfoi-e .than'130 of our words, he said,  lad iliis origin.    Among tie more coiu-  non of those words 'arc chipmunk,- hick-  wry, hominy, mugwump,  powwow,' rae-  loon,  skunk, squash,   Tammany,   terra-  fin, toboggan, totem and woodolmck. *��� I  Reoeoit statistics prove tihat tiie Unit-  id  States  po&aeasee the  most  polyglot  areas  in  tae  world.    Outside  journals  mblishod in English,  (or American-Eng-  ish)  it has been ascertained that thero  ���Te   743  published,   in   German,   63    in  Swedish, CO in Norwtgian, 39 in Freneli,'  (8 in Taeehish, 37 in Italian, 37 in Polish,  17 in Spanish, 10 in Hel/re'w, 10 in Dutch,  12 in Slav, 8 in Ji'innish, ti in 'Portuguese,  ("in Lithuanian," 5  in Armenian, 5  ia  [Hungarian, 5 in Croatian, 4 in Chinese, 2  in Japanese, 2 in Greek, 2 in Latin, 2 iu  Russian, 1 in'Iroquois/nnd one-hi Gaelic.  Babel must take second place, to, this.   .  It may be doubted whether  the dictates, of fashion 'hav* ever led to anything mora cruel and repulsive than the  practice described -in > a French medical  publication as the one oUopted to pro*  mro those sinister-looking,animals whose  ierce and hideous attitudes tire lepro-  luced  iu ' the. jewelry,  worn   to-day by  fashionable 'TPaiisian beauties.    The artist  who .piovide's , thcioe   morbid'designs  lives in a village near Paris, and in different cages keeps cats, rats unci ninny  Dbliw animals'*whom he ulowly, starves  to doaUi.   'Though   ho lives among his  riofcims, 'tlio arlL>t has grown callous Lo  kliair cries,'and as the-wretched animals 1  Zivrifcho in their agony he gets'the horrible, and fantastic forms he desires ioi-  blio jewelry destined to adorn ihe beautiful women of tk�� I'Yenoh capital.,  ������A telopftione  church  service,   whoieby  hundreds of people can listen to the sev-  ricos .while at t'lieir own homos, has intently  'been  instituted- in     an   Indiana  town.   Those who listen can'distinguish  '&v��ry word, and the lcsult is. altogethci  Mttisiactory.' "This is lhc futuie of all  bixr social services," writes E. P. Powell  b  "Christian, llegister."     "In my   own  n-ousa my sons frequently play fche violin and oigan for a giouping of a* dozen  ox more,families scattered over a radius  Kf two or  three  miles.    The  music (is  heard" as perfectly'in tho mo&t  remote  .bouse -as,in .tihe nearest.    In the same  way the women of a circuit have established telephone tea-parLies.    At a certain !hour bhey sit down to their 'phones,  drink their own tea, and',distribute the  gossip."   Imagine 'how each one puts in  (tn, extra lump of sugar!     ' ,.   .a  The ease of Judge Campbell of yir-  ginia, who 'horsewliippcd . tiie Rev. -Mr.  Crawford, is again beforethe courts. .One  of the witnesses, John L. Lea, described  as a leading criminal lawyer of Lynchburg, gave testimony which throws some  light upon the peculiar social relations  which the duello creates in the South'.  On the cross-examination the defendant's  counsel, Major Conrad, questioned him as  to his personal relations -with Campbell.  "I prefer not to go'into that matter," he  'said. "I regret, Mr. Lea, that I am instructed to insist," eaid the major. Then  the Lynchburg lawyer answered the  quesftion as follows: '"My relations with  Judge Campbell have been rather peculiar. Some ten or twelve years ago, during the time of my service as commonwealth's attorney, I,waa forced to shoot  and, kjU his father. I waa promptly arrested, promptly tried and promptly ae-  quittedhy a judge and jury whose integrity has never been called into question.  For months afterward Judge Campbell  and I did not speak. Finally Judge  Campbell came to me, held out his hand,  and said he didn't blame me for what I  had done and -that he wished to be  fri��nd3. I was placed in an embarrassing position, but, of course, I _ shook  hands with him, and since that time we  have been friendly in a way.' There was  utrer wny intimacy between us."  As Business Developed.  "But why," askB the lawyer for tihe  ���ieifendant of the eminent handwriting  expert, "are you so cocksure that your  decision on this ohirography is correct t"  "Sir," replies the expert with somedig-  t��By, "I have 'hod the i's examined by my  aoneulting oculist, the p's by my gardener, the <ba by my apiarist, the cV'by a  retired ehip captain, the e'a by a tramp  that I picked up some tima ago, the h'fl  by o globe-trotter who has done England* the j's by a professional bunco-  man, the k*fl by a scientific cheese-maker,  the g*s 'by the best teamster I could find,  the fa by a renowned musician, the l's  bv on elevated railway president, the  m's by the president of the typographical union, the o's by three shrewd bill-  eollcctors, 'the q'a by a Chinese savant,  the t's by one of our leading importers,  the v's and x's by a committee of bank  eaahiers, the w's by a green-apple grower, the y's by a few members of a college  faculty, and have relied on my own judgment as to the rest."  "Your honor," said the lawyer, "we  have no further questions to ask."���  "Judge."  Names' of Teas.  In 'the Canton dialect, "Pekoe" mean*  "white hair," and for this kind of ten  the vory youngest leaves of all are gathered, so young that the white down of  babyhood ia still upon them���whence t  their name. ".Congo" means "labor;" .  eonsiderablc trouble and labor are taken  la its preparation at Amoy, and these  are perpetuated in its name. "Bohea"  b named after a range of hilla in Fo-  Kien., "Soochong" expresses no sentiments, but a bald fact, being Cantonese  for "the small kind." "Hyson" Bigaifie��  "flourishing spring."  Lever's Y-Z (WI��e Head) Disinfettaat  poap Powder dusted in the bath, uoftenn  the water and disinfects, x - 2>&  REDUCES  1 r   '  SXPSN5B  $5,000 Reward ?%*����*  Limited,' Toronto, to any person who  (can prove that this soap contains  any forrn ��� of adulteration whatsoever,  on  contains any  injurious1 chemicals.  j      1 Ask for the Octagon Bar. 315  I They tell'. this story of Lord Charles  Beresioid and Sir Frederick Tievcs, the  King's physician:  Lord Charles fell ill,  nnd Sir Frederick was called to his'bed- ,  side.,' "Toll me," 6ttid Sir Frederick, "your  symptoms."    The, other said he had a  pain heiej an ache there and a stiffness  somewhere else.   And to eaoh of'these  announcements the physician exclaimed,  jliueklmg      delightedly.    , "Excellent!"  "Charmingl"    "Splendid 1"    WUen Lord.  Charles had concluded  the enumeration  ��f\his   troubles,  Sir  Frederick  slapped  him heartily upon the back and cried in  n'-bold, gay voice: "My dear fellow,- let  ine   congratulate ���' you.     You  have   the  rarest disease of the century.   You havo,"  you lucky dog, a disease that heretofore  was thought to be extinct."     ���"; .   __    i  Atkins. Lawrence, in recalling his'ap-  |)"carane(;s. with   Mary   Anderson,   when  she was a,youthful aspirant for stellar  ���  honors in the East, says: "1 was getting  11 littlo stout in those days, even though"  I  wis a young fellow, and,  as Claudo y,  Mclno-Ue, I had a vest that 1 had, supplied, with three powerful bucklea in the  back.   These I would draw as tightly as  possible* lo make myself slim. _Oi��o night;  I had just finished my description of myi ,  palace, and knelt down to ts.iy:,'Likcst  Uiou the picture, Paulin'eV when suihlen-^  ly n.ll three of the buckles gave -way with  a, snap that sot the people  in. the or-  ;hcslr.i  tittering.    'What's ,the matter,.  Alkjns?' -Mary Anderson said, in a stage  whisper.   'My vest buckles have broken,'  [ 'ivnswercd. ",'That's all right,' ehe replied, '1 was afraid it,was your suspenders.' " ,        ,      * "        ���. '     .    '  Tin his autobiography, "Citizen" Gteorge  Francis Train says Emerson has had more  Influence on his life than any other mam  !n  the * world., *Here is' his account of  now,he met the author' under rather-pe-  juliar circumstances": "One day a gentle-'  nan, looking like a farmer, came into (tho  Dffico and   asked  to  see Mr.   Train.    I  remember'that it-was the fifth of OctobcT,  '47.  T replied to this question that my  name was Train.   T mean the old gentleman,' he said.   I told him that Colonel  lSrain was out of the office at the time,-  du�� as I had charge of the ships, I might  be flble to attend to his business.    But  [ added that I-was' extremely busy, as'  she 'Washington Irving' was to 30&1 in ���  an hour.   'That is just what-I. am here. -  for,' said h"e.    T vwant to 'sail on that   '  mip;   I:want passage-for England.'" "I ,  told him there was hut one sbatesoom  left," and ,th'at he could have both berth*  tor the price of ��ner-$75���but that he  mist get-aboard in'great haste, as everything was ready, and the ship was waiting  for final orders.    He said he waa  ready, and I "started to fill out a passen-  rer slip.   *What is your name?' I asked.  Ralph Waldo Emeraon,' he replied. Then  ae took out of his pocket an old wallet,-  with twine wrapped around it four or.  ave   times,  opened    it    carefully, 'aadi  jounted out 975. -I could no*, wait to.  lee -whether it was correct, but threw- it1  an the drawer and took him on board.|  fcfr. Emerson waa then starting on jhM'  famous visit to England, during -wtucbl  ae -waa to visit Oarlyle."  <b���.   ..I ���        ���  Effect of London's Smoke. '  A startling, indictment of Londoa  smoke and its disastrous effects upon  the health of the metropolis was formulated at the meeting of the Coal  Smoke Abatement Society held recently at the Duke of Westminster's Gros-  venor House under the presidency of  the Duke of Argyll, according to Tbe  London Daily Mail.  The everlasting pall of smoke habitually robs London of half its due amoHjat  of sunlight. The investigations of the  Meteorological Society have proved  this fact Speakers at a recent meet- ,  ing declared that smoke clogs the pores  of the skin, lacerates the mucous membrane of the lungs, poisons the blo^d,  and by reducing the vitality weakeaa  the power of self-control, and - drives  men to the public houses for the false ���  support of alcohol. Smoke destroys  trees and flowers, spoils works of art,  fouls food and clothes, and eats away  buildings. '  This is the state of things which the  Smoke Abatement Society' has been'  striving for three years to remedy. It  has succeeded in depriving London  fogs of their ancient power of stinging  the eyes and choking the throat. Sir-  William Richmond, R.A., went so far  as to aver that the beautiful abnorijaali  February weather was largely attributable to the Smoke Abatement Society-  Smoke Up.   %  I  i  I  i  IT. [OWXBIUU'MUU]  To Set Her Free  By Florence Warden  Author of "The House in  the Marsh,"  etc, etc  -..��.., x enought it wasn't fair, for  one thing, that thoy should set upon  you and tear you to pieces when you  "were not in fault. So I thought I'  would break it to; them and get the co  ,plosion over by myself. Only I didn't  know how had it was going to be. Andl  then, I suppose, being only a, woman, I  was bursting with my secret, too. So  that when Robert made one of his favorite allusions to the happy time we  should have when I was married to him;  I couldn't help flashing upon him the answer that that was impossible, as I was  married already." '  "I can imagine the effeot of such an  announcement at Mrs. Bascot's turn, tea-  table," laughed Astley. '  Norma smiled a little too.  "It was rather funny, though, as you  may guess, I wasn't able to see the fun  ���f it at the time. Now I come to think  of it, thoy were really like a cageful of  Uons when the keeper takes their dinner  away. Thoy Bparcd neither mo 1101 you,  and at last they made me so funous  that I ran, away and came here, to givo  them time to bottle down." c  "You must dino with me," said Astley.    "It will be lather fun, wim't it!"  And ho looked at hor with a gleam of  mischief in his eyes.  Norma hcsitatod, and looked pii7/.led  nnd t distressed.       The     complication*),    .    ,  brought about by their new relntionslup        i  n%,   '  Mirough much woise things than that, 1  can'assure you, things that would, I really think, make you wonder that you  could call your troubles misfortunes at  all." '  lie was'serious enough now; and something in his voice thrilled Norma, and  made her look at him with eyes full of  ahy, sympathetic interest. '  "Really?" whispered she.  He smiled a little. ���*  'I've a good mind," said he slowly, "to  tell you what they were. But I'm not  sure. It might give you a lesson 111 contentment, but, on the other hand, it  Hilght pain you, disgust you."    '*  "Tell BJe," whispered Norma after a  pans*, and without raising her eyes.  "Well than, I've been mairied before���  unnappny,-" saia Asucy, in a tone wnicn  was almost gruff.  "Oh!"  Tho surprising statement made Norma  loolr/up quickly: and then a sense of  shame 1 ashed through her heaifc, when  she reflected that she had always been  so much occupied wilh her own troubles that she hud concerned herself very  littlo about the life and circumstances of  tins man who had done so much for her'  These thoughts and feelings brought  the rich color to hcri checks, and a look  of sweetness and softness to her great  suddenly appealed to her as they had  never appealed bofoie. Supposing one  of "her uncle's acqiumtances were to  hcarvof her dining hcio with Astley Dar-  wen, how everybody would talk! What  rumors would be set flying about, making it doubtful whether confession or  concealment would be best! Even matrimony in a, legistiy office had its  claims, its disadvantages  Astley, meanwhile, had rung the bell,  and, when the waiter appeared, startled  Norma by ordering dinner for himself  nnd Mis."Darwen. She was confounded  Hie moment the man had left the 100m,  Aie turned abiuptly to Astley: *  "Why did you say that? You  ihouldn't have said that," she remonstrated, bieathlessly. "You krow how  people talk, especially hei e "  "It's piecisoly because I do know how  they talk, especially hcie," retoi ted Astley, calmly, "that I couldn't allow my  Wife to run the risk of gossip at her  expense."        ���"   r  Norma said nothing, but she tiembled  ffhere was something more than sliange,  loinetlung that almost thrilled her, iti  tearing the woids "my wife" applied  to herself, by a man. lndifleient as she  believed heiself to be to all men, cold,  hard, inaccessible, the associations connected with the word were, of couise, too  itrong dtor her to hear it unmoved now  that by legal right it belonged to her.  There was something, too, that touched  ���er, as she did not want to be touched  in the tone with which Astley at once  look upon himself, as of right, tine  tareful protection of her good name.  Her feelings made her restless and shy.  She was glad that the door was at this  ^oint burst open by the waiter, who  tame to lav more knive3 and forks on  astley's table, which -w.is in the coiner  taear the fire. '  A��llcy, who always saw the humor-  nifl side of things, began to beam ,vvith  amusement at the piquancy of this impromptu dinner with his own wife. It  was clear that he took a mischievous  pleasure in refciung to the tastes of  "Mrs. Darwen," m informing the waiter  that "Mrs. Darwen" drank claiet, and  that "Mrs. Dai wen" would like a footstool. And at last sho threw lnm a reproachful look when the man was out of  the room, and told lnm that it was too  bad to tease her.  "Does it tease yon?'" staid Astley.  "Doesn't it rather amuse you too? .1  think this escapade of yours is the greatest fun. And if only your uncle would  fling open the door while we weie enjoying our cutlet, I feel that the dramatic  ��3- well as the humorous possibilities of  life would he exhausted."  "Whatever happens to you nothing  ever seems able to make you sad or even  serious," said Norma with inteiest.  They were by this time seated opposite  each other at the little table, and Norma  was able to examine vwth earnest scrutiny tho face of tba man she had married. A typical Erglish face it was, with  an originally fair skin tanned and reddened by the open air and the African  tun, with smooth and shining mouse-  colored hair, a moustache with a suspicion of gmgei color in it, fairly well cut  features, and honest blue eyes. Astley  had the fuither attraction of that exceedingly clean, turn look so distinctive  of the uppei class Englishman, and par-  ticulaily of the aunyiiimn. When he began to return her scrutiny, she looked  down on the white table cloth, and tried  to think of something to say.  Nobody could have complained of any  want of earnestness in his tone as ho  answeied:  "Doesn't it occur to you that I may  have gone through experiences so sad  and sciious that nothing less than a leal  misfoituno can disturb mo? And, whatever cause you may have to look upon  our���what shall I call it?���partnership?  ���as a misfoitiine, it certainlj doesn't  appear in that light to inc."  Norma bent her head and blushed.  "Of com so," she said gently, "your illness, and being wounded, and all that,  weie misfoitunes; but that isn't the  sort of thing that eats into one, is it?"  "Oh, no," said ho readily. "I don't  fisiMti  U*j3P6  tilings at all.      I've gone  Astley met hor eyes, smiled a little,  and looked down as he went on: r  "Yes. I fell in love with a girl I met  one winter, when, I was staying up at  my cousin's, the most beautiful girl, I  still think, that I ever saw in my life." t  , Ho paused, and Norma made an impatient little gesture, urging him to go'  on. ��  "I don't suppose she ever cared for me  much; she married me because it was a  good, match for her, though it would  have Jbeen a very poor one for* any girl  of my own rank. She was the sister of  a doctor's wife who lived near Astley  Haigh, and it was at the doctor's house  I met her. I might have known better  than ito marry her, for she was even  then trying very hard, as I could not  help seeing, to capture my cousin."    <  "Sir Hugh Darwen?"  "Yes. And failing ^in that���for Hugh  waa a confirmed bachelor at that time���  she graciously accepted me. You see, I  waa a more important person than I am  now; for Hugh had declared he never  meant to marry, and 111 that case the  property and the title would some day  nave come to me."  "Has he married since then?"  "No, but he's, going to, in about ten  days from now1.? So 1 look upon it as a  foregone conclusion that my chances aie  knocked on the head I can't say I caie  much "  "You never told me all this," said Norma, very much interested. "To think of  your having had such an mteiesting  career, while I was too much wrapped up  in my own little misenes to so much as  ask a question about yours!" *  Her tone was sinceicly penitent, and  there were even tears in her eyes. Astley smiled appreciatively.  "Well, well, it's not too late for me to  come m for a little of your sympathy  now," said he cheeiily. The next moment, however, he again took a moie  serious tone. "We got on pictty well���  Lottie and I, till I was oidered abroad.  And then 1 heaid little from her, but  disquieting news of her fiom othei people. At first I would believe nothing:  but at last I got a plain statement of  fact on such good authority that I could  not hope to deceive myself any^longer."  Astley hurried on, with an uneasy  fiown on his face: "As soon as I got  home I set enquiries on foot, found that  the news was only too tiue, and at once  caused the divorce papers to be^ served  on her at her mother's house at Leamington, where she was then living. You  may judge "of my honor when, immediately afterwards, I learnt that she  wasi dead."  Norma gave a little gasp of horror.  "At first I wondered whether it was  true; then I resolved to go up there myself, and found it was no-fiction, as I  had for'a moment suspected. She was  lying in her coffin when I got to her  mother's house.  "Did you see her?" something prompted Norma to whisper bieathlessly.  He shook his head.  "No. But it was quite true," he said.  In a low voice. "Well, we won't talk  any more about it. But now you'll un-  deistand better why it is that I can't  ace the tragedy 'of small miseries so  plainly as you do"  Noma was terribly shocked and remorseful. She began to thirlk, as she  might indepd have thought before, that  ihe had no right to bring fresh anxieties  into this man's life.   She became uneasy,  gentle, almost tearful; and, try as ho  would to raise her spirits, .A-tley could  get nothing but soft and u iiecatory  answers and looks from her until they  had finished dinner, and he was seeing  her home.  She was still oppressed by the fooling  that her selfishness had been unexampled, and presently she told him so.  He laughed at her fears.  "You are selfish!" he admitted simply.  "And quite absurdly sensitive and impulsive. But I did what I did with my  eyes open, quite willingly. I suppose I  was selfish, too, and bent upon getting  a new sensation out of life, the sensation  of being married to a lady who was not  my wife."  She was walkiDg beside him, "but not  ~i if" i' a bu������~-���' irnn  very close: he saw that she ���kiyered' at  his word*!. <���  "1���I didn't know That you'd gone  through," she stammered hoarsely. "You  only said that you weie 'a poor devil'���  that was what you called yourself���who  didn't Know how to manage on 'a pitiful  pension'������that was what you called it.  So���so���"  ���'So you were quite justified, and not  to blame a bit," add'd Astley choculy.  And then silence fell on them both  On Astley, because this unburdening of  his life's secret had made him thoughtful; on Noima, bce*u-*c she 'began to  fancy t'hat the woi'ian whom fain* h. d  seen nirthe hotel ccurlyud was'hovci  ing about, following the 111 sometimes on  the one side of the stieet, and sometime-,  oii'thc other. ,  She could not, however, be sure enough  'of the woman's figure to think it woith  ���while to mention her fanc.e^ to Astley:  and it was not until he had left hei on  her uncle's doorstep, after hei fiat le-  fusal to��let him come in and brave the  st��rm, that ehe was sure, on seeing the  same figure close behind Astley, that the  woman whom she had seen in the hotel  office had followed them to h'cr.u*icle's  house, and was now following Astley  back again. 4   ��� <    ' '  He had*bees very anxious to come in  and "beard the lion in his den," which  was the wey he expressed'his intention  of encountering the displeasure of Mis  Bascot. * But Norma was so passionatelj  earnest in her entreaties that ho would  not, in her assurances that she would  allow him to do so on the morrow, and  V * m lhc meantime she would be verv  centie and patient and meek, ,that tru  had at length given way ifi her wishes.  *. "I expect," she shievvdly said/"they  will have been so frightened by my disappearance this evening that they will  be inclined to 'climb down' a little, and  to * make it easiei for me than seemed  likely this afternoon." ^  Hor expectations proved to be well  ���-founded. Her aunt nnd uncle, realizing  that her marriage was an accomplished  fact, and that she was now indeed mis  tress of her person and her money, had  had time to learn the bitter truth that  ^heir solicitude haVl overreached itself,  and that in trying to force on the girl a  distasteful mamage in their own interests, they had but ���'hastened the time  when she would emancipate hei self from  their control. t ,  They were heartily thankful to see her  back, and both took care to assure her  that they were sorry for the manner of  their reception of the news of her maT-)  riage, ancl anxious foi 'her to remain  with Ihem as long as she pleased. For  Noima told them that she was quite  ready to stay with tliem, if they wished,  until Astley's visit to his cousin at Astley ILugh "was over.  So the stormy andveventful day ended  peacefully, and Norma woke next morning in a very chastened mood, half regretting her hasty acrion m getting married to Astley, and yet at the same time  anxious to see him again. He had become a very interesting peisonality since  her discovery of his history: she could  think of little else. ������_  r  And the woman? The myst* '-**>�� woman?   Who could sho be? _  CHAPTER VL    '  Now Norma was soon to discover that  a distinct change had taken place in  the attitude of her family towards her  since the night before.  Then they had been all contrition for  their anger and unkmdness on hearing  sf her marriageA Now, however, that they  recognized more fully*vthe position of  ��ffairs, and began, too, to have dim  doubts whethei she had not niamed  rather to spite them than to please her-  Vslf, a reaction was "inevitable. So at  reakfast Mr. Bascot was stiff, Mr3.  Bascot^was leserved, and Robert y/as  irntating and inquisitive.  The two gentlemen, to Norma's great  relief, had to go away, soon after bieak-  fast, to their respective duties; but her  aunt was more diflicult to escape from.  And when the young girl had settled  down to someneedlewoikby the dining-  room fire, Mrs. Bascot glided into the  room, sat down opposite with a basket  of undarned socks, and fastened upon  her prey.  "Rather an unfortunate circumstance  for you, this marriage of Sir Hugn. Astley's, isn't it?" was her first remaik, as  Bhe explored a defective heel, and began  to draw the sides of a yawning gap together.  Norma's face flushed, and she bit her  lip, but in a moment she lecovered herself and said:  "How���unfortunate for me?"  "Oh, my dear girl, surely you know  that, at present, Mr. Astley Darwen is  the heir to, the baronetcy as well as the  property of his cousin but now that  Sir Hugh is going to marry, he may  very likely have a son to succeed him."  "Indeed,"! hope he will," replied Norma quickly. "And I'm suie Astley  wishes his cousin eveiy happiness."  "Of course, of course, my dear. Still,  it's not in human nature to be pleased  at losing such brilliant prospects. And  I suppose it was this change in his life  which made Mr. Dai wen anxious to  make a good match."  These woids slipped out quite simply,  and as if the speaker had no afterthought in her mind. But Norma well  undeistood the ill-nature which prompted the speech, and it was with difficulty  that she controlled her rising temper.  "Was he anxious to make a good  match?" she asked quietly. "I didn't  know that he was; and yet I think I  ought to know as much about his ways  of looking at life as anyone heie"  "Don't be angry, my dear. Nobody is  blaming him. But tell me now, isn't it  true that the marriage is a better one  for him than for you? From a worldly  point of view, of course?"  "I tliink it's a good match, as you call  it, for both of us," said Noima, with  spirit. "I marry a man of excellent  family and social position. He marries  a woman with a little money, to help  to keep the position up I think he is  the most chaiming man I ever met; and  I suppose he's satisfied with me, or he  wouldn't have imairied me."  Sfc was ���till with a little eaten of exit  breath that Norma uttered those words  'kusband,' 'wife,' 'marriage,' and with a  burning eense of the strange position  in which she had placed herself. Mis.  Bascot laughed a little.  "Well, since, aecoiding to you, it was  the best possible match for both of you,  what reason had you for' keeping the  matter so very daik, and for getting  mamed at a lcgistry ollice? A thing  people don't usually do when oveiytlung  is as it should he, and there are no obstacles in the way."     ,  "There were obstacles; at least, there  was one," said Norma, readily. "If I  had said anything about it, you would  have moved heaven and earth to pie-  vent my marrying at all."  Her aunt's face flushed angrily.  "Indeed, you have no right to say any  such thing," said she, Uitly. "What  reason could'I have had for trying to  prcv ent a marriage which, if T am to De-  hevc you, is the best possible for both'  of you?"   >  "Oh, you knov/ as well as I do," said  Noima, in a low voice. j  And Mrs. Bascot, feeling ���that r<the  ground * as rather delicate, did not pursue that part of the subject. 1       '  "It's quite true," she said, after a  ���hort pause, "that I should have insisted en a decent interval bctween'your  ���engagement and your marriage, that  you might have made the acquaintance  of >some of his family, and so not have  been subjected to'the slight of being  married without knowing any of his  people." 1 , ' * *  "How is it a slight'" asked Norma.  'It was,by our own choice that wo  didn't consult anybody, cither his fiends,  or mine." / f r '  "And the consequence is that he proposes to go on to his cousin's, and to  leave you here," said Mis. Bascot, drily.  Noima dicw her bieath. shaiply  ! through her teeth. *  , "It was my wish," said she. "Of  course the wedding of a man I don't  k.now couldn't be veiy mteiesting to  me." *  '���Still, it is a sort of slight upon you,  that youi husband*' shouldn't take you  nith lnm to Darwen Hugh, isn't it'"  "You had better speak to Astley himself, when he comes to-day, and see what  lie thinks,"' said Norma; and, not trusting herself to say more, she left the  room abruptly, and took her wouk upstairs. ! J       '   *  How impatient she was for Astley to  arrive, and to take her part against  these unsympathetic people! It had  been arranged that he was to come just,  after luncheon,* when the gentlemen of  the family, would be at home, so that he  might "beard them" all together.  And >the girl was ^surprised to find  that her heart beat quite as fast, and  very nearly as joyously, at the thought  of seeing him* again, as if indeed they  had made a love match, and had been  dying for each othei     ''  , Moie and moie did,the.feeling grow  uponi her that this gencious, chivalrous,  quixotic gentleman vva^.m *tiuth what  she had called him,' "the most ch'arnung  man in the world," and^moie 1 and moie  strongly did she see that' she had taken  an undue advantage of his good natuie,  i-i using him as a means,to>-fiee heiself'  tiom the thraldom in which she was  kept at 'her aunt's  in this mood of repentance, the only  consolation Norma had was,., in the  thought that she really could help Astley in a substantial manner, by means  of the fortune which was now her own.  She resolved that, the moment ,he, re  turned from Darwen Haigh after his  cousin's wedding, she would get lnm'to  take her to London, and would call upon  her late mother's solicitors, and make  an ariangement whereby four hundred  a year of her money should be paid direct to Astley every yeai, whether he  liked it or not. It should be paid by  the solicitors, without her saying a word  to prepare him; as othei wise she knew  that he would refuse and piotest. ,With  the remaining three hundred a year of  her own money Noima knew that she  could not only live comfoi tably m one  of the charitable settlements m the East  End of London,ot which she had heard  and read, but could give substantial aid  to such charities as seemed to her  worthy of help.    >  For, with a not uncommon blindness,  Norma, while she had freed herself by  an act of undoubted selfishness, was  quite determined upon devoting her life  to the good cause of helping others.  When she had to go down to luncheon, her heart was beating very fast,  and all through the meal she started at  the least sound, listening nervously for  a ring at the bell.k  But the time passed, and Astley did  not come. More and more anxious and  aervous did Norma become as three  o'clock struck and then foui, and the tea  was bi ought in, and still Astley did not  appear.  , Mr. Bascot had had to go out again,  and1 Robert, who spent the afternoon at  home, did everything m his powei to  make tho time *piss as unpleas'intlv as  possible for Norma, in revenge for what  lie choso to considei hei bad ticatment  of himself.  Although she declared that Astley had  not said at what time he would call, it  was evident to her aunt and cousin that  she was bitteily disappointed and miserable as the hours passed, and he did not  arnve.  Robert took occasion to sneer at his  successful rival's remissness.  "I suppose it always happens, as they  say," said he, lisping out the words over  his bread and butter, "that ladies think  more of a man who lets them wait for  lnm than they do of one who pays them  too much attention. But I must say,  STorma, though no doubt you admire  your husband v for it, I should be  ashamed of such conduct if I were in  his place."  "He has boon unavoidably detained,"  said Norma, tiying to disguise the restlessness she felt, as she played with the  tassel of the blind-coid, looking wistfully and eagerly down the road. "You  know him better, both you and aunt,  than to think he could be guilty of discourtesy."  "Indeed, we  know very little  about    ���*?','<[  mm, except' that he was an impecuni-'' 7  otis person on the lookout for a wif��</  Kith money," said Robeit, sweetly.     f)Ao  "I've known people to whom that do-   *   j"  icription   would   apply,  certainly,"   retorted Norma, with as much fire as_ if 1  sho had been passionately in love with       j7  ner  husband   of   the  businees-marriagcy  "but theie  is no one  in  the  world  to    ; ,  whom it' applies so little as it does to     * - '  \stley Darwen." \ ^A  r (       *  ., (To  be Continued.)   ,       ' v / .  U  PBOTHE GREAT  .fi SOUTH    ,"  ^AMERICAN  NEffVINE.  Will first feed  BerSHA-TTEREDNERVES; then -strensrth-  by It they will put every vital '  i to work vigorously.^ The liver  ened  organ ���   ..   . .��� ���  will do Its share, tho heart will have ^  blood to pump, the nerves will be quiet '  Tho woman will ba beautiful ogalr   '���  Mrs.  Tames  Edge,  Post-Mistress o:  Edge Hill, Ont, wtifs : /   ^   *}  "I have had indigestion and dyspepsia -,  for nearly ten years    At times I could  eat tnothinsr.   After t-ldnc: two bottles v       &  of South American 1 crvine I -was en-        <-*  \tirely well and am in perfect health." , ,  The Great South Amer -���� Kidney Care dis-   .  eolves and washes out waste matter at.  once from kidneys and bladder, and  simultaneously be^'ns the building up(i  ,of new tissues.   Relief in six hours.   21  VfK>  An art dealci  r-cently had on ex--. A'i  hibition a numb*    of proof etchings'   . �����  after the works of Walter Dendy Sad-   *>",'..  ler, the well-known  English painter.   -   *  One afternooon a woman walked into,-'  the shop and asked to see the Sadler   * VJ  pictures.    They were pointed out to  her.     ' , f-    ,>-*  ,   "But," she protested, "where is he*"    > "  "Who, madam?" inquired the* deal-   ,  er. 1 u .< v  ' 'Why, the saddlerK A friend of  mine told me to 'come and see a  charming Sadler etching. I thought '  I would find him here doing "something beautiful on leather." ��� New  >York Times.    * , �� .  1 \  He Watched    the  Cow.���When 'Sir , if  Stafford Northcote, afterwards the Earl ���^i '  of Iddeslcigh, was an officer in 'a yeo- "! 1  manry regiment in Devonshire, one ofi /.  the men who was leading a small force *���'  across the country was taking a rather' *  % circuitous instead of a straight course. ",'  "Why don't yon keep your eye on a"  given point?"  asked" his officer. * i  "I-do, sir."  JWell, what point ?" v    ,      a .  1   "That old cow, sir," replied the man: ~,  The Earl was olten known to use this  anecdote when political leaders did not'  go straight.���-Illustrated'Bits.' ,  ���������  jU  A lady, who is a district visitor, became much interested in a very poor,  but apparently respectable, Irish family  named Cunan, living on the top floor  of a great building 111 a slum district of  her parish.  Every time she visited the Currans  she was annoyed by the staring and the  whispering of the other women living -  in the building.    One day she said to *���  Mrs   Curran:  "Your neighbors seem very"-curious  to know who and what I am, and the  nature of my business with-you "    ' ,  "They do," acquiesced Mrs   Curran.  Do they ask you about it?"    >  "Indade they do, ma'am."   '      ���  "And do you tell them?" -      r   *  "^aith, thin, an' Oi do not."    v  "What do you tell them?"  "Oi just tell tlnm," was the calm re ��� ***���  ply, that you are me dressmaker, an' 4  let it go at that."       w,     /  JUST LIKE BUYING RHEUMATISM.  We put the bills in your pocket and taka K  away the malady.     Isn't that just hka  buying it ? 1  There's the bunch of money you'll pay 4  out to get rid of the  rheumatism  if you  buy prescriptions with it.    It's a cure you  want, not prescriptions.  SOUTH AMERICAN RHEUMATIC CURE  pull the rheumatism out by the roots.   No  more doctoring, no more medicine, money  saved; health saved, life saved.  CURES IN I TO 3 DAYS.  Mrs. E ElsurR, a trained nurse, of Halifax,  living at 92 Cornwalhs St., vvruet, ��� "I have been  a sufferer for six years fro'n rheumatism. Many  doctors treated me, but relief v\ as only temporary. I tried South American Rheumatic Cure,  and after four days' use of tbe remedy, was en*  tirely free from the disease."  SOUTfi AMERICAN KIDNEY CURE  rich in healing powers, relieves bladder and kidney troubles in six hours, and in the worst cases  ittill speedily restore perfect health. 8  1 ,  nuuMimiutm*awim  meB&eJu  -fr  ^'T!tSE=^-riKSW5'��Saxi��j:r*=~ ?.    '  l.'  J'-l  w  ^ l\  n  13- ���  l ,  m  W r  Tiie Allin Claim.  I>\  I'iiI.IihIiuI    omi\     Stiniiliiii mot tun  T'lr. Ailin Or, aim I'uiiwiiuso Co.  A.O Minsrii') Lid, 1'i.oL'j.ii ton.  I)    1'oijii l.iaii-i, vIana-.i.nc  i.nnou  Oliii-o cil |)iili!n.ii(i(,u I'i ai 1 S*., Atlin, P.  <7  Ailw i*li.ni**r   K itn*. .   **l Oi)   pu'mcli, (,'ni'l.  ins' lbion.* l't-.ldiiu MDliir-i, -!'i   i-fiits u line  Siit'cinl Couti\i({  Rutcs On application  Tin* Sllbil*! iption pint* i�� *"i ii M'l i pij-  u 1)'"* in luhuiM'f. No p i per w ill In* <lcli\ei I'll  �� ii lc**=. -. I 'n* r onilition i. (omul in I \\ itli.  SWDRDAY,   MAY   2ND,    I9O3.'  Our attention has been called to  'the fact, thiough a veiy roundabout source, that the1 Dominion  Government, is calling fo: 'tenders  foi the comevance of mails to and  fiom Atlin and Log Cabin and  White Hoise and 'Daw-on Bids  will be received, nt Ottawa up till  noon of the 22nd inst. The tenders will be foi summei and wintci  seivices senuiatelv.  j  *    .     '  ���Just how long the N notice of  "Tendets Wanted" has been out  we don't kiiow, but this \vo do  know, .that no official notice of any  kind has j'et been lcceived iu At-  - lin. Our infoimaliou is deiived  ,from a nev-vspapei clipping fiom  one of the Dawson papers.  From what wc can leain, notices  have   been   sent   to    Log   Cabin,  White     Hoi se ancl Dawson.    The  failure   to   include   Atlin,   in   0111  opinion,"shoVs either woeful ignoi-  ance on the part of the despatcher  of the notices as lo the relath e mi-  poitance  of Log Ca,bin  ancl Atlin  in connection with  the  Atlin-Log  Cabin service-r-tlie  voting stiength  of the two places being; Log Cabin,  1, Atlin, about  400J���or a  willful  intention to  discilrni 11 ate   unfairly  against  possible   Atlin  tendciers.  Apart fiom that the Government is  not treating the public with justice  in the matlei   of   open tendeis,   as  the   existing   conditions  virtually  ?0R QUARTZ MINING.  Incorporation   of   the   North  Columbia Gold Mininsr Co.  A Strong-  Company'(Oi'ganiaori By  Mr. J. K. Ruffnor of,Atlin ���  .   Cincinnati Peopie Interested.  The last   issue, of the   J1. C. Ga-,  z.ette contains the aniioiiiictnieul of  r . i *        -  the legislation  of a new com pan v  *-* 1 v   , r  to opeiatc in Atlinr, that of tlic  N01 ih Columbia Cold Mi.nngCo.  The head olfice of the conipanyas  liuion, SduIIi Dakota, and the  head office foi' this Pioviuce is in  Atlin. Mr. J. M. "rRuffnei is the  attorney of the company in B. C  The   followipc*  aie some of the  .' * '  objects foi which the  compauj has  been established..  ,     __  To do any and all things set Foi th  heiein to the same extent as hatuial  nelsons might 01 could do, and in  any pait of the vvoild, as piiucipab,  agents, titistees 01 othei wise, and  in fuiiiieiance ancl not in Iiniilatiou  ot the geneial powcis convened by  the laws of the Stale of South  Dakota.        . '  (1 ) To secuie, purchase, take,  bin, own,, discover," acquire by  concession, giant 01 otherwise, any  mining piospects, mining claims,  mining lights, mining lauds, mines,  mineral lights, limber rights, water  lights, buildings, dwellings, easements, rights and piivileges, plants  Atlin "���  fflesgget  and, Gaaa'p��aRIsags     il  And All Kinds of jewellery Manufactured on the Premises^  $5e2F"--  Why send oik when you can get goods as clieap hei'e?  Walettas From $5 ays.-   Fiszo'Lano of SasjircnZr Sfjaousa  JULES EfifiERT &'S0N, The Swiss Watelimakers.  ��a**coa��>o4>aca*��o>K''!>oo&'&o*K><$c*o*��>&olO'*o  I ,XHE    KOOTENAI   HOTEL.-I  George E". Hayes, Proprietor <   '  'Cok. Fir: t'ani/ Trainok STUl.J'.VS.  1    r  I  Tin-, K11 si Cl.i*.*. llotul hiis lioon l-cirioilcli'il mid * r*rm ni'.huil tinou^lioiit  r   and oil 01 stho brst n< ooinnKxIntiou to Ti aiihieiit 01  Pim muuoiit  '1 -       ', Uui'sts ���Ainci 11 an und hiiioppuK pl.iM.  Finest Wistscs, IZcsHiSPS-siaQCf GSe^fS*       ,     1  Billiards   and' Pool.  o*��c<*i:i*&ooo^ci^ciX(*o*o*o*'>3>*>>:i<>*ct��':>*<:'<!>o<>C"*!:i4-oo1^*':'*>C!<>cicfoo>>  THE   GOLD   :IiOlJSB5',  r '    D'SOOVERY,   13. C^ ��� *  Comfortably rumlsliocl Rooms���By tho Day, V/oek'or Month.  The Best ot Liquois and Cigars aVays in Stock, ������ Fine stable in con1  , ���- iiP"tioii wilh the House.        t ,  AMERICAN    AND    EUROPEAN'   PI,AN.        ,  J. P   ftosi., Miuiugd.  leave the bidding in the hands ot  our: or two, theieb) piecluding the  Postal Dcpaitment from getting  the benefit of open competition.  Unless the Government can show  cause, the dale fo'r receiving bids  should be extended, in oidei that  Atlin men may have time lo obtain  the rcquiiccl foims and lime allowed  for the transmission of tendeis to  Ottawa. ;   -  An excellent opportunity is hereby opened to the local Iabeial Association to demand of the new  member, Mr. R..^ G. Macphersou,  M.P., one of his election pledges,  and   that   Atlin's   rights   in   this  matter be lecognized.  Aaio>TG the first ladical changes  which, by resolution, the Atlin District Placttr Minei's Association  sought to bring about, for the benefit of the district, was the appointment of a committee to devise ways  and means for the introduction of  a competitor to the Ayun Claim,  that journal being deemed opposed  to the rights and privileges of individual miners ! ���' "  If it is of any service to'that committee wc may say that the Atlik  Claim is for sale, but' that we cannot be "bought," while to all  unbiased citizens, tlte dominant  feature of the Claim has been its  persistent efforts for the public  good.  machinery, tools aucU othei j properties what'soevei, which this cor-  poiation may, fiom time to,time,  find to be for its advantage and  purposes;  (2.) To search^ for mineials and  ores ,' to explore, woik, develop  aud mine in leased or owned properties or mines; "���  ,(5-) To suivey, build, construct,  repaii, manage, control aud maiu-  tam roadways, tiamwajs, piivate  railways, water-courses 'for private  uses, reservoirs, ' 'bridges, mills,  smelters, works, waichouses, stoies  and other such adjuncts aud improvements as may seem advantageous to the best iuteiests of the  corporation;  (9.) To carry on business in any  othei slate, or in any part of the  the world, and'to hold meetings,  tiausact business, and keep such  books as may be necessary, outside  of the State of South Dakota ; providing, however, thai such power  gives nothing inconsistent with the  general laws of the State of South  Dakota.  The North Columbia Gold Mining Company has options on several well known mineial claims in  this district, including the Rock of  Ages and the Yellow Jacket claims,  as well as several of the extensions  of what has been locally known as  the "Mother Lode."  Systematic prospecting of these  claims will at once be commenced,  aiid there is little doubt' lhat'the'  North Columbia Gold Mining'Co.  will make a name for itself and for  the Atlin district.  This company was recently organized by Mr.- J. M. Ruffner, of  Atlin, in and around. -Cincinnati,  Ohio, aud has -on its directorate  and. among its shareholders some of  the best known men in the State.  THE'   WRITE*   PASS    &    YUKON  '      ROUTE. ' . ;  Passengei and lixpiess Service, Daily (except Sunday), between  Skagway, I,og Cabin. Bennett, Canbou, While Hoiseand luteiuiecbate  points, making close_coiiueclions with our_owii steameis al While Hoise  for Dawson aud Yukon points, and', at Canbou for Allin eveiy Tuesday  and Fridav ; Retuiiung, leave Allin e\ei.y Mondaj* aud Thuisday.  Telegiaph Sen ice to Skagway.  ' Express* matter  will'rbe lecehed  for shipment to and fiom all points in Canada and lhe United States.  For information relative lo Passeiigei, Freight, Telegiaph or Express  Rates appl}' to any Agent of the Company 01 to   -,  < J. F. Lee, .Traffic Manager, Skagway.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  Finest ot liquors.     Good stabling.  Ed. Sands, Propnetoi.  G. C. Hayes  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. II. FORD       Pi op.  Now occupj tlicir nov\   quartets, next  to tho B.mlv of U. N  A . First Stieet.  The bath 1 moms,mo oquull} as }?ood as found  in cities.   Private Euti anco for ladies.  \ "       Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  -   CONNECTION. >  Heiulqututois foi  Bioolv'j, stasre.  The Canadian * Bank of ��� Commerce.  CAPITAL .PAID   UP   $S,000,000.  Reserve, $2,500,000.  Branehes of the Bank at Jeattie,  San Franciseo,  Portland,  Exchange sold on aS3 Foissts.  Skagway, ote.  Gold Dust Purchased-  -Assay.Office in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  E.   ROSSELLI,  Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   ��o*   FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  -�����*-  CIIOiCCST WIVES, LIQlOItS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,    WATER   GATES, .  *    ANGLE    STEEL '. RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC.   RIVETED  PIPE.  Estimates furnished on application      . ���''  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C.  A. C. Hirschfeld, A-^ent, Atlin, B. C BBSS  -i"K  iM  ATUN,  B   C,  SATURDAY,  MAY 2,   1903  ^  ,can, give   You   as Good Value for*your CASH as '^jroC��!"8!  v, any House in Town. - ��� ^       - >   ' ,     ~    ' J  ' ��'  'Criant'  va^ions, e  Powder r on, hand.  ^1  'NEW METHODS  Givej Largely Increased  suits, in Mining, ���  Re-  The Impressions -of- Prof. Haanol,  j ''   Dominion Supt. of Mines from  a Visit to the Yukon.   ~     l  The new methods now being put  in foice iu the Dawson countiy by.  the iutioduction of niachineiy.~aio  opening up '-large areas of giound  which weie hitheiWcousideied 1111-  * pi ofi table. ,'  < Piofessoi I-Iaancl, Dominion Snp-  eiintcr.dent of' Mines, in jhis fiist  -annual iepoit;��� 1902 r��� recently  - published, describes one or two of  the plants now* an use ^ His des-  ciiplion of one ofr these, a steam  shovel,) 1-5 iuteiestiug in view of the  proposed early installation of a  steam shovel in this district. Prof  Iiaauchsays:  The"plai. is on the property of  Dougherty & Stiles, on Dominion  creek.', The-operations   are   con-  ' ducted with two machines, one being lhe steam shovel, proper, aud  the other lheJgravel-"dressing plant.  The steam shovel'is built on the  plan of a common dredge, the contents ol the bucket-sho\.el being  dumped   by   leleasing   the   catch  s which, holds the swing bottom,in  place when being filled, elevated  and   swung   over   to   be emptied.  ' The bucket-shovel is capable of effectively excavating gravel 10 feet  below   the   level   of the machine  1  The bucket-shovel holds about  three-fourths of a cubic yard, and  the machine has a capacity of 800  cubic yaids in two shifts of 10  hours each.  The gra\ el-dressin'g plant is composed ot a hopper  into   which  the  steam -shovel   dumps   the-gravel,  which   is   there   attacked  by two  streams of wat��r under  pressure to  disintegiate  and wash it into a rotating  trommel.    The  trommel is  40 inches  in  diameter, and perforated with holes  of JH? and f4 in. in  diatnetei.    A spiral ledge, 4 inches  high aud about  12 inches between  spirals, keeps the tailings tumbling  long   enough   to    be   thoroughly  washed  by the jets of water which  proceed under a head  of 27 feet of  pressure   from   a   perforated  pipe  passing through the center of the  trommel.     The  over-size   tailings  fall upon a belt   conveyor,   which  can  be  lengthened, shortened and  inclined, astnecessityi requires, and  thus find their   way to  the dump.  The uuder-size gravel, carrying the  gold and the   wash *. water,   passes  into a  box  beneath  the  trommel,  from which it is elevated by a centrifugal  pump  into  the  head of a  sluice-box, which  is  connected by  gates   with   two   separate   sluiceways,   provided  with   Hungarian  liffies, one sluice-way  being used  when the other is being cleaned up,  so that no stoppage of operations is  lequiied duiing the lime occupied  by, Lhe clean-up.   >  The sleam-sho\el absoibs 10 h.p.  and the gravel-dies'*ei S h p The  plant is said   to   ha\e cost $20,000.  * ' r  and Willi    the'  exception  of   some  11 *  castings, which weie imported, w as  'designed and corsti nctcd in Dawson. The woikiug foice consists  alpiescnt bf 20 men, ro foi each  shift of ro houis.7     '      v (  -The quality of tho giound ,woiIced is'low grade, and accoulingHo  the niauagei's icporl, carues $1.50  pci cubic yaid of pay gravel. Under the favoiable conditions which  pievail at' this claim/ much lower  guide gravel could be handled with  profit.' The cost'of opeiations is  ieporlccl*as_ 13 cents per .cubic yard  handled.   'Phis low cost is account-  s        i * *. -  ed foi in part   by  the   exceptional  cheapness of the fuel m this special  locality. Theie1 is plenty of wood  neai at hand costing 3S4 pei coid  laid down at the claim. l  , *  The plant just descnbed fui-  nishes an excellent illustration of  ,the method-to be puisued-i-.j woik-  ing.piofitably gia\el which could  be worked only at a loss by the  ordinary placer methods. This  will be seen-fiom the following  figures : j.5 cubic yards of compact  gravel is about the aveiage amount  a man can shovel from a dump" into a sluice-box in a^shilt of110  hours, foi \\hich he receives $7 50,  the ordinary wage, at these mines.  This is at the rate of $1.66 per  cubic yard, exclusive 'of the expense for labor in* bringing the  gravel to the dump at the sluice-  box.  Q ' '  tho   puiposi'   ol ffOue.Mtui(> olocti ic  pov m ,  fiir'liiu"|iui poiO ol suppb i.i,*> tno   sumo   to  tliu mines  ami 'di <'ilf,iii(r o,ii!uitioiM itlon^r  "Pino Cierk and tlio   iloi-iliboiliood thoicol,  nnd to ehuiH'C tolls thcioloi. '  TUL   BRITISH   AMKHICAN   imrUGTNG '  inli21-8'i '    <        C0MPA2��V   LIMUEl).  PRO/VINCI A L  pjlf,   HONOUR  SUCUl.TAItY'!-.  oi'Vrrou,  thp    Ijioiitonaiit-GoMii nor  sin Council  hiiR* Ijbpu  ploused   to   make  the lollowiuf.'appointment.��� '      ��       '  r    , '* ,    "   3rd Apnl, 19u3.   1  jFhamc HauisT Moni.uv, of Atlin, Lstiuiic*,  to be a' Liconco Commissioner, loi'*tho Atlin Licence Disli iet, Mco Mi. .1 St. Clair  lilm-hott, lcsiKimd. ��� ���      >  NOTICE.  RESPECTING   TIMBER   L1CENCIS.,  The Coast Cable.  The cable shiy, Burnside, which  is to lay the cable between Seattle  and Juneau, is due to arrive~at the  former city about July ist; by that  time it is expected that the( three  landing stations will have been  placed in such shape that the actual  work of stretching the cable may  be commenced. a  The Burnside will lay about five  miles of cable an hour. There will  be between 1200 and 1500 miles of  cable to be laid and the work will  not take long after it is once under  way.  The Alaska land lines have been  about completed and will be wholly  so before the lime when lhe Alaska  cable is leady lo operate. .They  are now engaged in finishing up  the Tauana district. Between St.  Michael and Nome there will be a  wireless service and this will have  been installed by the time the land  lines are finished.  ���RJOTICE is horehj ��i\ou, puisuant to the  piovisions ol Section 50 of the "JLantl  Act," that in futuie no special licences to  cut timbei 011 Ciown lands, -n ill be (/ranted  or lenowed until aftei rho* applicants have  had the limits ��,iii\ejcd M a duly'qiialifiecl  Piovmci.il .Laud Sin^ejor to tho'satisfac-  tion of the Laud* and Woilts Depattnient.  ,   , " W. C. WELLS    ,  CliiefiComniissiouei- of.Lands <S- Works,  Liinds <X. Woiks Depaitnient, ���  Victoria, li. C , 2bth Maich.'lOO'/ -llap-lt  CIikI Coiuiui^Hioiie:- of L.ird*. .tuil Woilu.  foi Dci-iui^siou to p'uiilitisc the lulluu iiij1  ilu-iCi'lbud pilicel 01 tinctol laud iui n^ii'  unl('ui-vi] pin pose*. Coiiiiiienciu^: nt a po��t.  planted on the east ohuio ot Alluito Kivre;  llienco <iU chains 111 a nuiil.eilj dnucliou  uloii; tin* shoio of Talcu Aim, thence 2& <  chains 111 au uust< 1 b duectiou, thence lit  chains In a suiithcib ducction; thciice^O  chains in .1 \\ ostoi ly duectiou, to tlio point  01 1 onunemeinenl, eoutaiuiu^ 10 acies inoie-  01  less. "       " ,    'J'. lliiichchll'P. '  ' -1 iiKiTOir*., li. C , December JSth/lSKU.  '  ':M  COAL  PF^OSPECIING   tICENCES,  %  TVfOl'lOJS ii liorcb} fjnen thntafter  fiomdate,   1* intend to   appb  V\ daj�� t  to   the  Chief Cominiisionet-of Lands .md'Works  lor^n.Ln once to piospect Ioi coal on tlio  follow iiifi.dusci ibed lauds . ,\    '  On tiie 1101 tli   side of >tho  Tahltnii Ruei"  about Ibinilos  tiom  Tolo*,iuph cieclcfcom-'-  mentiiip,   at a'" post1 planted   about 4 miles  fiom tho mouth of tho nvei. ma* ked "D. G. j  Stewait';, S, W.   c'oinor,"'thence   80 cha.ns.  north , thonca SO oh 11ns east, thence SO chains'  south. thence 30 chains w est to point of commencement,   continuing blO   acies   moie or'  less, \ " 1),'G. Stewait,  Ro-Located, .Vai ch 30Ui, 190'i  A'   '     ^     ".  t   A  ��*       s    '-  ',-.     - * 1  ir  m  (*-.-, ���*."  -    <?Aj  'i  ' "M*J  A  ���*   t*\\ ,*���  * / " V   ^  - ' t ^- u  9  \,  ~\    NOTICE. ���..    . ...  .  - ^ '    f commencing   at   a poit marked  jMTOTICE'is lieicbj   tfivon   that Sixt-.   il.us.',IUluj's     N  'W.' cc^riioi-^post,'  aftoi dale I intend to appb to  Cluot Commissioner ot Lands and Woiks  foi pei mission to inii chase the follow d.^  descnbed tiact ot laud foi ajjricultmal  pui poses That p.acel 01 tiactof land situated 111 tho Atlm Lake <Mii*iii�� Dimsiou,  commoneiiifi; at a post planted at the ^ W.  corner of Atlin" Tow nsite, thence hast 10  chains, thence 1101 th 20chains, thence west  40 chains, theme south 20 chains to point of  commencement, containing SO aci es, moio  01 less ' L,P Ql-ldn.  Dated at Atlin, B.C , this Gth da> of -Mai ch,  lOOii mar7-St  .NOTICE. * '  TVTOTICE is hoiebj Riien   that  Sixtj   dajs  after date   I, intend   to   appb Nto   the  * 7  SPECIALTIES  IN  FANCY   CAKES    &   PASTRY.   '   *.    *  Fresh Bread,^Rye Broad, etGa  "-    ��� Chas. Myer, Proprietor.  Good Rooms, to Kent���By the l)aj, Week 01 Month at reasonable lates.  Wholesale   and   J Retail  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,  Butcher  B.   C  NOTICE.  J^OTICE is horoby ghen that application  will bo lncdo to the LoKi"dati*,o Assembly of tho Provinco of British Columbia at  its next Session for an Act nuthoi izinpr tho  British American Dredging; Company, Ltd.,  to divert and nppropnato tho watois of  PineCieek, in the Distuct of Atlm. in the  Provinco of British Columbia, at a Point  abovo Pino  Crook  Kalis about 1100 feet, for  Fish,  C. DOELKER,  FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .    .  Game   in   season and   home    made   Sausage.  First Street,   Atlin.  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  N CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French   Restaurant in   Connection.  David Hastie,  Proprietor.  Corner, of First and Discover Streets.  v    -    -  (T\TOTIGE 1*. lioiobj 'given that after SO daya  fiom date, C intend to appb to tho  Chief Commissioner,, of Lands and Woiks  for a Licence to prospect for coal on the  following descnbed lands ."    t        '  On the 1101 th and south sides of tho Tahl-  tan n^er, commencin!? at a1 post maiked "A.  R.t McDonald's . S K.v-ooiner," thence 80  chains noitli thence,SO chains west thence  SO chains south, ctheuce SO chains, cast to  point of ' commencement, f containing (U0  acies, moie 01 less. A. R."McDonald  Ro-LocatPd, Mai ch ISOth, 1003.  ���RTTOTICli is heiebj Riven that attei SOdajs  fiom date, T  intend   to   appb    to   tho  Chief   Commissionei of Lands and   Woiks*  for a Licenco to prospect for   coal   on   the  lollow ing descnbed lauds; l  On   the  1101 th side of ,tl,o J Tahltan nver,  'Mm (look  thenco  80  tho {chains east, thence 80^chains south, thence  SO chains west,   thence SO   chains   1101th to  po.nt   of   commcucempnt,    conta'niu,*;     610  acies, moie oi Jess. '       Muidock McKaj."*  Re-Located, March JOth   1903.  pjOTICE is hereby gnentliat aftei .lOdajs  ^ fiom date, Iiintend to appb to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woiks  Toi a Licence to piospect foi coal ou the  followlnfrdescnbed lands.       ' ,  Ou the uoithanci south sides of theTahl-  tan mer, commcncingr at a'post maiked  " T. A. Tiascr's N E. corner," thence 80 >  chains west, thence 80 chains south; thence  80 chpns east, thenco 80 chains 1101 th to  point of commencement, containing 640  acres, moie or less.    r J. A. Vrasei.  Re-Located, Marcli 30th, 1903.   '  I    ��  -', 1  1 c  ���?i  1:  - .1  ���ut  ,\  s'l-  '���""''''���"���"M^W'^^ tlf^wIL"  if/ ,ps  3if.J;  1���� J J  Mc. Bnniey ori Keening-1 Lent  <���%  I. :  i i  >i 'i i ���  *���   ]  4,  i  I.-*- - j  I'!-  ip -:  I-!  Iv' -'  r *  ;\,A>,  (H*  / s  'I  "I  "J  vf  .11  ,v  Ir  I;'-: i  "Keeping Lent" is the title given to  Mr. Dooley's latest outburst :���  ���   "Oho," said Mr. Hennessy, "twinty-  fvan days to Saint Pathrick's Day."  ''Ar're ye kcepin' Lent ?" asked Mr.  Doolcy.  "I am," said Mr. Hennessy. "I put  th' pipe back iv th' clock day befure  nsteidah night. , Oh, but th' las' whiff,  tv th' ol' clay was plisint. A-re ye  kcepin' Lent ?"  'Tam that," said Mr. Doolcy. "I'm  on'y smnken' me secgirs half through  ta" I take no sugar in mc tay. Th*  Lord give me stien'th to laol till Talh-  rick's day t I'm kcepin' Lent, but I'm  aot goin' up an' down th' sthrcet tclliu'  people about it. I ain't anny pioudcr  Iv kec^in' Lent thin I am iv kcepin'  tlane. In our fam'ly we've always kept  it. 1 raymimbcr secin' me father tuck  away tli' pipe, cork up th' boLtlc an'  but it in a thtunk with something between a moan an' a cheer an' begin  lo find fault with th' wurtuld. FY us  kids Lent was no gr-rcat'hardship. It  pn'y meant not enough iv something  besides meat. I don't raymimber much  kbout it excipt that on Ash Wmsdah  K't-ybody had a smudge on his forehead, an' afthcr awhile th' house begun  to smell a little iv fish, an' about th'  thirtieth day th' eggs had thrown off  til disguise, an' was jus' plain, yellow  "Yes, sir, in our,fam'ly we all,kcp'  Lent but me Uncle,Mike. He started  >vitli th' rest an' fr a day or two he  >vint up .an' down 'the road whippin"  butchers. 'Twas with gr-reat difficulty,  Hmnissy, that he was prcvintcd fr'm  marchin' into th' neighborinV saloons  p.n' pourin' out th' sthrong wathers on  tiie flure. F'r a short distance me Un-  tle/ Mike was th' most pious man I  jver met. At such times he organized  111' Uncle Michael Good S'cicty an'  Vint ar-round inityalin' mimbers.' -To  iiearhim talk about 9 o'clock on Ash  IVensdah mornin' ye'd think he was  lus'> goin' into th' arena to fight a line  befure the onholy Roman popylace.,  , He'd    take    down    The'  Lives iv th'  - Saints' an' set r-readin' it with a con-  Sescindin'   smile   on   his   face   like a  ' champecn athlect goin' over^ th' ol' re-  tords.    'Oh,    yes,' ' he  seemed to^ be  , jayin', 'they were all r-right, very good  Ip their day, no doubt, but wheie wud{  Siey te now ?   They'se no minlion iv  aint Jerome goin' without his'smoke,  jn'  I  haven't-had" a > pipe, iv tobacky  iince 12  o'clock "las'  Choosdah night,  ^n' here it's 9 o'clock Wins-lah mom-  hV   Thin he wud look" casually to'rd  Vi'  back iv' th' book to see  whether  *7'r��ps something mightn't 'vc been put  n itbout him at th'  las' moment, an'  thin he wud throw it down an' say to  Umself : ' "Th' Lives iv th' Saints" f'r  tightecn hunderd an' fifty ain't out yet,'  fir     march    savagely  fr'm   th'  room,  "jcickin'  his  nieces  an'  nevvews  as  he  irint.,-'At 4 o'clock in th'  afthcrnoon  ��e was-discovered be me father scttin'  in a sawhorse in th' woodshed, puffin'  Iway at a pipe with a bowl like a small  stove that, he'd took a way'fr'm a Ger-  -inan, arir singin' to himself.  - "But   me   Uncle   Mike,   though   a  -tr-rcat warryor in his day an' th" soul  \v s'ciety, was not a model f'r a longdistance   ' Christyan     champcen.     'He  - itartcd with th' rest iv us, but he always pulled up lame.' Th' throuble  with him an' th' throuble with th rest  ,v us is that we exoict to be canonized  In time to show th' brief to th' fam'ly  ' It dinner. So I say I don't go ar-round  tillybiatin' Lent. I don't expict Father Kelly will sine! down th' Father Mac-  ��liew Fiie an' Dhrum Corps to seren-  ide me because I left that lump iv  ' ugar out iv me tay an' put in twice  is much milk. Whin th* postman comes  ���o th' dure with th' usual line iv bills  'in' love letthcrs tr'm th' tailors, me  lands don't thrcmble expictin' a note  11'm th' Pope telhn' me I've been can-  inized. No, sir, I congrathylate me-  >ilf on mc sthrong v. ill power an' ray-  ilct that sugar makes people fat.- I am  aiver goin' to place anny medals on  mnywan f'r bein' varchotis, Hinnissy,  L'r if varchue ain't a ways necissity. mc  toy, it's th' nex' thing to it. I'm tim-  ��rate because too i..uch dhrmk doesn t  igree with me ; m��->-.cst because I look  ftest that way ; gi' rous because I don't  want to be thoupht stingy ; honest be-  tause iv th' polis foorcc, an' brave  whin' I can't r-run away.   .   .   .  "So I say, no medals, plaze fr me  ��n account iv that lump iv sugar. I  lone me jooty an' no more. Whin th  iivvle tempted me to put in th  lump I said : 'Get thee behind me,  oatan, I'm too fat now 1* That was  ill. I done what was r-right because  it was r-right an' pious an* a good  Ihing Cr me to do. I don't claim no  rratchihood. I don't ask f'r anny adjuration iv me piety. But don t I look  t>etthcr, Hinnissy ? Don't ye see I m  1 little thinner ?'l  "Not an inch," said Mr. Hennessy.  'Yc're th' same hippypotymus ye was.  "Well, well," said Mr. Doolcy.  *That's sthrange. P'raps I'm a betther  man afthcr all. How long did ye say  't was to Pathrick's day ?"  Future of the Corn Crop.  American farmers and newspaper  ���ncn are very likely to_become great  oencficiaries of a great scheme of co-  bpcration in making the most of the  :orn crop, says The St. Paul Pioneer  Press. Not of the grain merely, but  ��f the whole plant, stalk, leaves, pith,  assets, husks, cobs and kernels. Af-  cr a long course of expeiimentalion,  ���atricd on a Kankakee, III., under the  sneouragement of the National Agricultural Department, it is found that  ugh grade paper can be profitably  manufactured, in dilleiuit varieties,  from various parts of the plant One  kind is made from the hard shell of the  Ha Ik, another from the pith, and a third  from the husk. "From the pith is  turned out the finest grade of oil paper,  almost equal to linen paoci." so it is  claimed by experts at^the department.  A machine has been invented, and is  now being manufactured, which will  take the cornstalk, with the ear still on  it, husk the ear, separate the husk from  the stalk, nnd then remove the shell  from the pith. Sending this machine  into the fields, the paper(manufactureis  will propose to farmers' to buy their  corn crops as they stand in (he fields.  Jf the farmers wish the corn after it  has been husked, it will be passed back  to them ; otherwise it will be marketed by the owner of the machine, who  will convert every remaining part of  the plant into some form of manufacture.  Dog Worship.  If theie exists a man  or a woman  wflio   can   own   a   pot dog without degenerating   in   intellect,   I   have   got  to ' meet    tho      exceptional      person,  writes   a contributor   in   an  exchange.  There is alboufc these canine toys a mysterious ,forco which is as occult in its  origin as it is exasperating in its effect.'  If a fool becomes possessed of one of  the little beasts lie develops,into a bigger fool than ever;'if the owner is o  person of brains he almost infallibly, and  very rapidly, sinks several points in the  intellectual scale.     There   is  a   certain  house in which I was once a welcome  t dinner guest.   My host was a fine talker,  'his .wife-a most intelligent woman.    A  veritable Paradise!   But the serpent was  'at hand.    It did not look paiticularly  ophidian on its first appearance.   It was  simply a,pug puppy, a comic and ridiculous little barrel-like body supported on  four-limp and sbaggcry legs.    I rather  liked it at first, but as it grew my affection diminished.   Within a week or two  of its 'advent it became the principal interest of' my hostess' life.    Books, art,  sport, politics���no subject I could start  had a chance at that tahln. any more;  the once delightful Sunday afternoon was  given over to n by no means bricf^ abstract' and chronicle of  the adventures  of'"Poddies" during tlic past week.   It  was thesfirst case ot dog-mania I had met  and I thought, it might, pass, and give  'rational   conveisation   a* chance   again.  But it didn't pass���it spread, and infected the husband; aud the' wcek-to-week  biographies of Poddies, instead of a solo,  'became a duel.    Sometimes, in 'fleetinj;  (moments of sanity,  when  Poddies  wa<-  'out of the'100m, never if he was present,  'the .talk would become rational, but H  was infallibly checked in mid-career bv  ,the beast's waddling, grunting entrancr  hailed, by a yell���1  can use no  mildei  'word���of besotted.admiration fiom wife  'husband,  orv'both:   "Oh,  look  at  hei!  Isn't ,she  lovely!", and   followed   by  a  gabble   of   ungiammatical   and   niibpio  'nounced expressions of endearment sup  posed to be suited to her undcistanding.  ��� My suffenng from Poddies i-, no long-  ler active. It has taken the negative  'form of-(avoiding the once-pleasant rool  wlucli  shelteis her.    For  at  last���even  ��� the worm will turn, sooner "or later���]  [objected, openly and plainly, to the tyr  |anny of Poddies. She was placed by  llicr mistress on a cushion on the top ot  a whatnot ait the window, "because she  llikcs to bark at the cab3." It is a well  (frequented street, and cabs aie frequent  ,AVhen, after an hour and a half of nerve-  ���destroying yelping I���politely, I hope���  jintimated that we had had perhaps  enough  of Poddies  for  that afternoon  :my hostess was genuinely amazed at me  ��� "She's only barking at the cabs," she  (explained; and, in answer to my���again,  II hope, courteous���letort, said some tiling,  |to the effect that I must "not interfeie  with "the mistress of the hou-.c," mean-  'ing, not herself, but Poddies. The phrase  iwas meant as a humorous exaggeration,  but it was the statement of a plain fact  I had been too blind to sec. Poddies  was. and is, really the mistress of the  house. I pass that way sometimes, but  the door of my whilom Paiadise is for  'ever closed against ine.    '  lieuben Fax, as the Postman in "The  Bonnie Biiei Bush," at the Grand Opeia  ��� House next week. Mr. Fax is a Cnv*a  dian by birth, a native of Brantford, whe  was reared in Woodstock. Mr. Fax is  as well known in Austialia as he is in  Canada or the United States.  Tesla's Wireless Method.  The wireless telegraphy plants you  may have seen are but networks of  flimsy wire. We are not doing anything of that sort here at Wadenclyffe.  Wc are' building for the future. It will  be some time before our preparations  are complete, but when wc are ready  we will 1 be able to accomplish what we  desire. We shall not ,bc handling a  piaything. It will' be something for  business. I, do not believe that messages can be transmitted without wires  for more than, fifty or sixty miles without the ,us>c of the pnnciples'which I  have patented throughout the civilized  countiies of,the woild, By the use of  my system you will be able lo put an  instrument in your house and talk to  anyone who has a similar apparatus  anywhere in the country without any  metallic or artificial connection.���  Statement by Nikola Tesla.  Ammonia in the House. ' '  I have* often read of the great aid  rendered the housekeeper by ammonia,  but, as happens in the case of much  of the other good advice, it was absolutely thrown away on me until quite  lately. I one day went to work to  , clean-the silver, and as there was quite  1 a little of it I was prepared for a long  I job and a most disagreeable one. An  'old aunt who was with' mc proposed  a wasirin strong soapsuds, with a dash  of ammonia, when lo, at the expense  of a good washing and'wiping it t was  restored to the sideboard with a lustre I "had never ^been, able to obtain  with polish or whiting���and unlimited  elbow grease, ^lorc, the filigicc work  was cleaned perfectly, without any of  the white sediment,leftjthat is'.so difficult, nay, almost impossible to get out.  The knives, forks 'and spoons had to  have a little.rubbing with whiting to  remove the discoloration, but" nothing  to what was usually required.���The  Household.  grown fowl fifteen" drops (that is to  say, just exactly cne-sixtcenlh of a  tablespoonfiil)'three times a day it  would do a great deal more good; for  the system of a fowl can only assimilate a small quantity of the chlorides  and the bromides and the phosphates  and the iodides in cod-liver oil, and  what is given beyond that is waste,  or worse than -'waste, for it  tends to cause hypertrophy _ of  the liver. Small closes of medicine  given frequently and regularly are infinitely better than big doses given un-  tystematically and spasmodically ���W.  M. Freeman,   in American Cultivator.  Most Attractive Age.  ,It was Thackeray who decided that*  the" age of the Venus of Milo was 32.  This we may take as an expert authority, and so, regard 32 as ,tlie era when  a woman is at her perfect moment of  full bloom. Certainly, it would seem  that from .this on to forty are the  years when she is most apt to leel and  to inspire great love. ^ Someone has  announced that Cleopatra was thirty-  eight when she'and Anthony "kissed  ,away kingdoms," and someone else has  declared that Helen of -Troy was nearly" forty when Paris was smitten with  her beauty, and embroiled the gods and  heroes in 'battle. And as these two-  ladies have a reputation for attractive-  *ness unequalled since Eve gave ear to  the serpent, we may _, take it that the  'age of charm is nearer the days /of  Indian summer than the',day_s of. spring  buds and young leaves.���From an ar-  1 ticlc on Woman's Perfect A*ge, in Ain-  . slee's Magazine. - ^  Richard Burbage, Prophet.  'The London Daily News inclines to  think that the name, of prophet can  hardly be denied to Richard Burbage,  who recited the following- epilogue at  the Globe Theatre in 1G01,' in reference  to the succession of James, of Scotland  to Queen Elizabeth :���  A Scot our King.'   The limclns State  That day must need a cuitch.  What next?   In time a Scot will piate  As Primate of our Chmch  When such shall be, why then you 11 see  That day it will be found ���  The  Saxon down   through  London  erounu  '    Shall burrow undei (giound.  And sure enough, while Archbishop Davidson is called to Canteibui-y, London's  "tube? system' is being pushed on.  Stories of Sam Steele.  Crimean    veterans      recallc    General  Sir    George   Biown,   who     commanded  the    Light    Division,    as    the    typioai  .representative of    old-fashioned    "pipe  ,clay" traditions.   Sir George's extremes  though, were not a whit more extravagant in the one direction than  (so report insists)   Colonel Sam Steele's have  been  on  the  other.    Colonel Steele, it  may be remembcicd, led the Slialhconas  I (in the late war.   Though probably hall  1 the stories told about him are inventions  or  exaggerations,  his   name  isfatill  a  household word among colonials in South  Africa.   One day a  British officer com-  'plained to Steele that he met troopers oi  the Slrathcona Ilorse who did not salute  'him.    "Why, confound them," was the  answer, "they won't even salute me!"  It is acknowledged that Sam Steele  ,knew his men thoroughly amd got an  immense deal of good woik out of them  .Still incidents like the following do nol  make for military discipline. They are  ! attested by a Toronto man lately back  from South Africa:  "They say General Buller was annoyed  at him, but soon got over it. Steele, in  liia shirt sleeves and smoking his famous  short clay pipe, would sit at the door of  his tent when Buller and his staff came  riding past. The first time this happened  everybody was petrified except Colonel  Sam, who was quite at his ease. 'Well,  General,' he said, 'anything doing today!' General Buller politely stated  th'at nothing special was being done.  'Well," said Colonel Steele, T think you  should send a bunch of the boys oft' to  the right thero. The blankety blank  Boers are fiddl.'ng round over there all  right enough.'"  It was Colonid Sam Steele, too, who,  toeing invited by Lord Milncr to Government House at Capetown, declined the  invitation on the giound that "things of  that kind weren't in his line."  Dosing a fowl.  Pills are a convenient form, and for  poultry they never need be larger than  four or five grains; but'better than  these pills are gelatine capsules, which  my own poultry will pick up off the  ground. If I want to give one of my  own fowls a dose of medicine, I have  only to get it into a corner by itself  and throw down a raspberry-colored  capsule, and the bird will<pick it up of  its own accord 'and swallow it whole.  This is in realty far better than having  to get a fowl and force a pill down its  throat, and I want to emphasize the  importance of treating a sick fowl as  you would treat a sick child; do not  make it worse by having a struggle  every time a dose of medicine is  necessary. Failing a capsule, a small  pill will generally be taken without  difficulty by a fowl if it is placed in  the middle of a little piece of moist  bread.  There is another point. Most people seem to have very crude ideas as  to what constitutes a "dose" .for, a  fowl. I come across people sometimes  who think nothing of giving a large  pinch of cayenne pepper to a fowl. I  have known as much as a quarter of a  teaspoonful to be given to one unfortunate bird. When the farmer is  tempted to give cayenne pepper to his  birds, let him remember that one grain  of cayenne pepper makes eight doses  for a full-grown fowl. The use of  cayenne pepper is as an occasional���a  , very occasional���internal irritant, the  object of which is to act slightly upon  the liver or to excite the digestive organs and make them a little more sensitive than usual. The folly of overdosing must be one which causes more  suffering to poultry than to any other  members of the animal kingdom. I  can give another instance. I hear of  people giving a tablespoonful of cod-  liver oil to a fowl, and I always tell  them that if they would    give a full-  Interesting Items.  The lack of male heirs among leading  Snglish military men is remarkable.  jord Wolseley has but one child, an un-  larried daughter. Loid Roberts hna  tow no,son. Lord Kitchener is a bach-,  lor; and Sir Bed vers Buller, who once  ms regarded as quite in' the running for  [creditory distinction, has an only child  -a daughter.   ���    ,'  James Brar.il and Mrs. "Aggie ,Turner  if" Cashion, Oklahoma, have created a  tecord by being married three times in  me day. i They first sought the probate  udge at Kingfisher, Oklahoma, and, m  Qiere was a contest over the ollice they  [ot both tilie candidates to marry them.  ���Jot feeling satisfied as to the legality of  lhe ecreimony, they returned to Cashion  md wereJmarricd again by a minister.  Martin J. Cass, a'man of fifty, has be-  lought 'and* obtained , the prolcotion , of  fudge Carpenter's Court, in Milwaukee,  Ijjaiinst the wilcn of a Miss Ormondj 'who  nsists on marrying <him Whether he de-  are it or not. He avers that ho loves  ler 'passionately when in her presence,  aid that her let/leis exercise uomplcto '  iway over his mind, but that when tho  nfluenco.of both has depailcd 'he ex-'  jciioiioes't'hc utmost loathing for the wo-  iian. _, A1  A funny story is'going around in New  Ifork concerning a very sportily-inclincd  lcbutamte who is cxticmoly fond of a  !elc-��-tete. At a recent leception she  uid one of 'her men Iricnds, not finding  i more convenient place, ensconced Ihem-  telvcs in a big mahogany warthobc.in  line of the halls, Wheie she was finally  liscovered by her chaperon, who was  looking for her wraps. Not in the least  iisooncertcd, the girl said: "Isn't this a  liee quiet place? Won't you come in  md join us?"   {      / '  , According'*to "Truth," a delightful  Method > of dealing summarily with female kleptomaniacs of gentle birth prevails in certain West End sihops. Every  lady detected in .fhe act is given the option of 'being -prosecuted in a court of  law or birched by ,the manageress, a person specially selected for lier biceps. The  tn'reh is a formidable one."* In a shop  alone, it is said, 20 ladies have accepted ���  tihe ordeal of-the 'birch,'in addition to  two young girls" of foreign nationality,.  wlio, in consideration of their tender  pears, were treated to a milder form of  Dhastisement. ,   , " ' ��      '   ~ * - *  ' The "Indian Daily News" (Calcutta),  In describing the Durbar great state ball  In the Dewan-i-am. says: "Lord Kitchener took part in fhe state lancers, dancing  with Mrs. BourtUllon. His knowledge of  tine figures was of the vaguest description, and, in consoquenee, whenever the  call 'Sides' was given, all he succeeded in  doing was to tie himself and his partner  in the most absurd.knot, to the intense  amusement of the others in tbe set and  of the large crowd looking on. The hero  of Khartoum was beaming with delight,  and eo he blundered through to the end.  When the music ceased he was in the  middle of the room, looking for his partner, and laughed heaitily when she came  up and found him."  ���1 m *    Aphorisms.  Cherish your enemies. You may need  them as an antidote Lo your friends.  The man who says he has never told a  lie has "just added anotlier to the list.  There is nothing perfect in this world  ���not even a perfect failure.  The things you buy for ['next to nothing" are generally" worth it. [  A truism is a truth, so true that it  makes you feel tired to hear it.  How many of us good Christians cherish, the secret hope that when we get to  ��� heaven we won't meet there some of the  people we used to know on earth?      rt  A matrimonial paradox���Two become  one, yet the population! increases.  New rendering���the classes and the  asses.  It often happens tliat the richer a man  becomes the less he is worth.  The greatest foe of liberty is not the  tyrant, but the contented slave.  tHonoT women, for only from honored  women can free men spring.  What wo know as history is mostly  prejudice in a retrospective mood.  The type of the miser for all timo was  the dying man who blew out the candle,  saying he could see to die in tihe dark.  Uncomfortable.  Finnicus^���I wonder why it is that  fchosa who attain the pinnacle of success  never seem to be happy? Cynicrus���Because the pinnacle of success is like the  bop of a particularly tall lightning-rod  with a particularly sharp point, and  those who succeed in perching tempor-  wily upon it usually find that th'cy are  targets for all the world's lightning.���  "Town and Country."  "I should like to know why/' said  the Intellectual Grubber, "money ' ia  called 'dough.' "     ' - *   '  -"'Because," simperd the' Cheerful  Idiot, "everybody, kneads' it"���Baltimore American.  '���.  ��� ���  , '  Wife (during the quarrel)���Yes, and^  people say you only married me for  my money. r , '  Husband���People    are    wrong, "my  dear.   They overlook the fact that you  also  had consideiable'  real    estate.���  Chicago News.        " ' !  " *~������    '     , ,        ,.',  Harris���Walters has' been looking  pretty sad since his daughter got married,''hasn't he ?  Correll���Yes;, you sec, he   had   no  sooner got his daughter off his hands  than  he found he would have to put  her'husband'on his feet.���-Town and >  Country. - ,.  r, ��  1 Billings���I saw you on the avenua  yesterday afternoon. . By the way, I  thought you didn't approve of smoking  in the presence of ladies.  ��� Grimes���H'ml That wasn't a lady;  it was only my wife.���Boston Herald. -  ��������  Anxious Mother���Daughter, why do  you persist in reading those sensational stories? '-  Pretty   . Daughter���Because     they  make my hair curl, mamma.���Chicago 'Daily News.     - '  ,''            '   "    ' ��������� 1.  "Yes," said the'aggressive, business  agent of' the labor union, "arbitration  is all right m its" place."   _ '      ,  "What do you consider its placer  ���'"Why,'it always seems to mc as it  we ought to strike'first ancl arbitrate,  afterward.    We  lose  all   the   fun   tho  other way."���Chicago Evening Post.  ' ' . ��   '- It was about this time of year when  'the late Eugene Field, of Kansas City,  Denver and Chicago, was boarding at  a "swell place" in Denver. , A, few  strawberries were on the market ait  $1 a pair, and the landlady invested.  Field was a star-boarder. She passed  a strawberry. He looked at "it mournfully, and'then replied to her proffer ^of  the vegetable diamond:    -        ,  "No, thanks, ma'am; I'm afraid it  would  spoil  my  taste  for. prunesl ���  ^Baltimore News.    , ��     ���  ���     , ��         v  Tickery^ tickery, tock,    *  The lambs ran after stock;  The stock it' turned, and the lambs got  c   -    burned, -.7  r.v    And now they're all,in hock.  _T. W. Lawson's Ticker Talk. ^  *  ��� * i  First Golfer (to second golfer, who"  is caught in" a bunker)���Well.    Jones  told me this morning he did this hol��  yesterday in four. ZZ >it  Second Golfer  (who    stammers)���It  Jones.s-s-said he did it in four, he was  a 1-1-1-1 .... ,v     .'.,-'.*.  . First Goiter���Steady,, friend, steady!  , 'Second Golfer���He was a 1-lucky  beggar 1���Punch.  "This is the best stove in tho market.  It will save half your coal." "Is that bo?  Then give me two of them, so's I can  save it all."���Chicago "Daily News."  Whippcr���Do you think traveling on  those ocean greyhounds is safe? Snap-  per���What kind of a poker game do you  Clfl&?  A New Departure In Nursing:.  'ti the line of trained nursing a new  leparture has been taken which will  ippeal to the housekeeper whohasstrug-  , ried with the question of home nursing,  wits alternative. Convalescent nurses  ire trained, to take care of the patient  luring the last weeks of a - fever, or  >ther lingering sickness, defore he is  veil enough to go out and yet demands  iompanionship. The duties are light,  ���.onsisting merely of reading aloud,' giv-  ng tonics, keeping the depressed spirits  ip, seeing that the invalid does not ovcr-  lo, himself and all thehundred and ona  hings which the occasion demands.  Of course, the salary is not so great-  is it would be if more detailed attention  ?ere required, but by means of this  ���hange many a nurse who could not  ,pend the time and money necessary  o take the full course at a training  ehool and hospital is enabled to begin  ler duties in this way, while the boon  0 the average income is a great one en-  ibling a nurse to be retained during  he trying weeks which succeed a dan-  ffirous illness, when otherwise the f am-  ly would be obliged often to do the hun-  tred and one little things which a quer- '  ilous patient demands, and which aro  o fagging. While the salary of the ex-  iert nurse is from $25 a week up, that  f the convalescent nurse is about $8 or  ilO, and yet her work may be as satisr  actory as that of the other  is an example of the progress of medfc  Ine during the last century the medical  ecord cites tho case of Washington's last  llness. He died of laryngeal diphtheria and  he treatment was. It would seem, for an  Id man sick with a disease, yc-ry exhaust*  ng. to the'vltality. It conusted in the ab-��  traction of between two and three quarts  i blood.the 'administration of about twenty  ;rainB of cslimel and six grains of tarta��  metic and an injection, with external ap-  ilication of blister. And yet so strong waa  )Va9hington's constitution that ho survival this treatment for twenty-four  hours.  During his visit in Chicago, Sir Phihp  Burne-Jones has been exhibiting his  tainting, "The Vampire," which inspired  Kipling^s verses of that title, and ako a  portrait of Kipling. In' an interview ho  remarked that there was no truth in  |lhe story that Mrs. Patrick Campbell,  Aie English aetress, had posed for "The  Vampire." The model, ho declares, was  A Brusselsprofessior -.1  *    ii  1  If "Tiie Widower���-A Study In '  Natural History.   ,  de Widower.���This interesting bird,  ioncermng whose habits little that is authoritative 1ms been wiitton, is believed  J>y ornithologists to belong to tihe Phoo-  jux family (niaiubus easy consohbus) be-  Sause it has the powei to u&o fiom its  ashes in ' resplendent plumage and 10-  aewcd youth.  Tiie Widower is a migialory bud, and  ��t intervals makes its appeal anco in.  \svery community, but so gieatly is,it  esteemed as a household pet, and. so keen  is the'pursuit'after it, that it rarely  escapes the net of the fowler for long,  (tndj tew'of the species aro to be seen at  large.  In appearance the Widower is what  ���nay'he called interesting rather than  beautiful, though it vanes gieatly at  inherent ages. When it is young it has  _, �� sad and melancholy an, and utters  plaintive notes that make every female  who hears,it long1 to-console it. But  this sorrowful swan song lasts only dur-  Lag the first few mon Wis After that it  povvs cliupy and chippci, and blithely  carols a. nieny roundelay that gieatly  resembles ''A Hot Time in the Old Town  . fTo-night."  The plumage of the Widower is also  worthy of note, foi it has I lie pctuhai,  Ehamcleon-hke quality of changing ' under dlflcicnt conditions Dining captivity it almost invainiibly woius a, garb of  eombre hue unfishioniiulo in cut, and  frequently conspicuously uiipieeiicd and  unkempt. i '  Tho moment, howcvci, it becomes free  j tins' sliango bud blossoms foith m a  beautiful and goigeoiv coat of lively  hues thai is calculated to cilch the'eye  fiom a distance; but .is soon (is il i*��  again caught and caged it molls, its fine  fcatlipis ami lesumps its umilliaclivc  appearance.  No one has ever been able to account  for tins uliosynciasy, but the phenomenon of the Widower doing his lightning  change act into a buttettly, 01 back into  a giub, may be witnessed daily Tint,  pecuhauty, unfoi tunalply, often causes  great disappointment to the ovvncis, as  not infrequently a 'female goes to gieat  trouble to cap hue a Widowci, thinking  It a Bird of Paradise, only to discover  when she has got it home that it is  nothing but a.scarecrow Thus, from this  simple circumstance, does nature teach  us not to buy a bird by its looks.  Concerning the' anatomy of the Widower ornithologists differ greatly, though  all agree that it is All Heaic. Some authorities conte'nd, however, that this  organ, in size and shape, is like an omnibus, while others hold that it is of the  elasticity and durability of a football  *tt is interesting to observe that some of  the most earnest and painstaking investigators along this line of scientific "research aro women, and we may confident  ly look for valuable light to be thrown  on the -subject in the near future.  The chief characteristic of the Widower is, as has been stated, its ability to  bxise from the ashes of the funeral pyre  ���as long as it is its wife's funeral���with  renewed youth. Reputable eye-witnesses  declare jfchat they have seen one of these  birds, droopy, with draggled tail feath  ers, and one leg swathed m red flannel  bandages for rheumatism, suddenly metamorphosed   into   a   giddy   young  thing  1.111(1 01 red-hub Jiuaa *��UlU luudy lo f^ia  .o the pipei-?"     i  "Yes, si. " '  "The scenery and costumes are all flushed, i believe?"  '  "Yes, sn "  "Veiy well. The pxtras are out announcing that the prisoner m that mui-  Jei eas>i> has been acquitted Call the  tompany for lehcaisal tomorrow morning, and who the manager of the opera  louse in New Roclicllc* that we open  lliere ou Monday mght."  "Yes, bii, but "  "Oh, yes, I had almost forgotten; ring  ip that author of ours and tell him to  vrite fche play"���"Di im.itic Mirror."  The Englishman's Rasher.  f ���������.  From the tight lutlo English island,  Sa an editorial m the London "Daily  Repress," conies staillmg dietetie news.  It is nothing lct>s than that in tho  tery citadel of Beefeaterdom, m the very  tortex whence annually descend innumer-  ble rashers and countless companioning  ggs, a doubt has anseu whethor "copi-  fus breakfasts of fried eggs and broiled  (aeon" (as Thackeray puts it), followed  (y two oi thiee solid meat meals every  lay, is_quite the propci thing. Our British friends, it appeals, have at last be-  Kn to wondei whether emulation of  hn liidd, m Uie matter of morning  honu, is conducive lo agile minds und a  Ight and spungy step. They aro actu-  llly beginning lo fe.ii, 'lis said, that thoy  rat too often, loo much, .md feho wrong  flung.  Tho "lixpiosb',' find* levl tor its sobor  title rsci mon oii'o-.ci-enUiit; iu the le-  lort of 'tho United Slates consul at Liv-  Irpool, which ��,talos<that Uh�� KnglitJlt mi-  toilations of bacon', fiom Amend an-  lually amount in value to ton millions  if pounds atcilmg, and that most of  (Jus poik is absoibcd by the British  >rcaktaslci. , "On the, whole," says the  "IXpiess," naively, "Uusps not a tact to  ��e exulted m." It goes even tuithei, and  idmits thai theie is a "kernel of truth"  in the foreign accusation against Eng-  islnnen "of living mainly upon chops and  rteaks, Brussels sprouts and lurnip-  K>ps."^ "The eternal bieakfast bacon,"  the "Express" continues, "is one striking  instance of the shocking lack of variety  In food, which may, with some truth, be  iMeged against England " This dietetic  monotony it attributes, fiist, to "want of*  Imagination" (to which we unanimously  igree), and, second, to "railway rates"  (which statement seems -obscure).  But 'however "shocking" may be the  lack of variety m food at English tables,  *hll more of a shocker is the redundance  In quantity of meat. Fifty millions of  iollars' worth of bieakfast bacon 1���not  "to mention eggs," fried or omelette.J No  ivonder the "Jixpre33" giavely asks "Do  we eat too much, meat?" and in conclusion declaies for answer that, "it is very  iouhtful whether the Enghsih habit of  three meals is a sound one either foT  health or business" For the English  business man, it says, not only partakes  copiously of bacon and eggs m the morning,'1 but refuses to, foi ego a substantial  allowance of meat for lundh, and tackles  a. goodly ehunk of Old England's roast  beef for dinner. We quite agree with  Bhe "Ejqpreas" that he is thereby "handicapped.''  iuuta Ol   tills ,killJ'      I v'   OJCtt  tiicc.vwlh  ny stagger,' said lhe eighteenth-century  player, who thus mined the gieat scene  nf^a fine tragedy on the night of its  irst pioduclion at Diury Lane. 'A liss  upon the kips' is another story told of  lhe original Claude Melnotle, Macrcady.  "I have to confess that the evlrane-  >us influence which has sometimes di awn  ne out of tjie spmt of my part and once  >r twice has made me laugh m the midst  >f a serious situation, has resulted fiom  :he fascination which the faces of chil-  Iren have for me. Eveiy emotion is  joignantly and completely leflected in  their little countenances as in a mirror."  �� m  His First Prescription.  -^--~-"���* i  Mrs Mulligan���Pat, didn't th' docther  ave yez inny midicme' Mr. Mulligan���  **Tot a bit. He'd hov me makin'_a billy;  [oat av mesilf���lakin' this piece av pap-  ir ivxy three hours���"Judge"  "1 don't know what there is about bet-  iing on horse races that should be so  leletenous to health," said young Mrs.  ToikiiiB, pensively. "I never heard of  iuch ia thing," aii&vveied tho visitor.  ���Neither did I until L hc.inl Charley talk-  ii<* about it. Eveiy 111111' he makes a  ��et he comes homo mid says there is  fomcllhing vwong vwlh his system."���  tflra��hington"Stii."  "What,", asked Cheerful, "is the difference between a'man who is'inegu-  lar at 'his work .-ncl the tail of a  wealthy, man's carnage horse?"  "I don't know," wcanly responded  his victim.       ' ,       ��� -v  "Because," replied Cheerful, without  the slightest encouragement, "one is  docked because it's absent, and the  other is absent 'because it is docked.  Ha, ha!"���Baltimore Amencan.  Among the -carnivorous 'mammals, the  that could dance the two-step and -stay ' North American certainly ranks low in  up all night, and that looked like a two-   bhe list in comparison with his voracious  year-old. II. has also been observed .that  the oftener the Widower arises from the  ashes ithe younger it becomes, until after  about the third rejuvenation nothing but  a debutante is young enough to attract  its attention.  In its habits the Widower is a curious  iwwnhination of the fly ibird and the barnyard fowl, for while its giddy flights are,  interesting it is admirable because it  Iknovra ibxrcv to scratch for a living. It  !haa, too, generally a well-lined seat, instead of having to build one.  In a way the Widower has something  of the predatory characteristics of the  liawk, and knows that the only way to  get a thing is to take it, and this causes  at to often pounce upon the most charm-  ing young pullet in the bunch and bear  fher away, under the very eyes of her  chaperon. -On the whole, though, it con-  duets it* love-making after the manner  of the nightingale, and sings a song of  such surpassing sweetness that no heart  can resist it.  There are many reasons why women  should have a great fondness for Widow-  era, and a desire to possess one. It is  always much more comfortable to have a  thoroughly trained pet about the house  than one that one has to domesticate  themselves.  A Widower's first owner has always  taken the edge .off of it and taught it  littlo tricks, and it knows when to pipe  up, and when to sit on his perch and.  keep mum, all of which render it a most  desirable orname&t lor the parlor or  boudoir.  Inasmuch os the Widower has once  been caught in the matrimonial transit  has been argued that it showed lack of  Intelligence in allowing itself to be  snared a second time. The truth seems  to be, however, that after having onco  had its wings clipped, it does not know  what to do with freedom, and so returns  to the cage through force of habit.  British brother, especially -since we, in  this country, have been assailed and  taken prisoner by the innumerable army  of breakfast cereals j "while they, in Britain, are but just now fronting tho attack.  Apropos of cereal foods, .we note that  another English paper, the "Daily -Mail,"  speaks of the "many and wonderful"  varieties of cereal foods of late introduced by "divers advertisements, somewhat to the bewilderment of .She public;"  and that it also announces, in an editorial, its plans foi a aeries -of practical  articles by an -"athlete and brainwork-  sr" on the '^bewildering" new comestibles. "That the public may *be guided in  its choice by competent authority," says  tihe "Mail" with great solemnity, "Mr.  Eustace Miles has undertaken an heroic  experiment." "An heroic experiment!"  W��e sincerely trust that Eustace will survive the fourteen "new foods" which he  proposes to test, .one each day, during a  fortnight.  But surely 'tis, a long, long ��tep for  the British citizen from greasy fried  eggs and greasier" fried pork, to a light  cereal breakfast. Perhaps, if he get  through tibis successfully, he and all of  us may later learn to listen needfully to  the wise words of the ���'revered EdwitTd  Hooker Dewey, MD., the original No  Breakfast Plan man ��� a person who  strenuously contends that only he who  omits the morning meal has really mns.  tered "the true science of living."  perhaps he's right.  The Story of Adam and Eve.  The two compositions which follow  were wntten by two girl pupils of tihe  Now York public schools, and their authenticity is vo'iched for in ^tihe New  York "Evening Post."        ��� *   ,'" 1    ��  God made the fn->t person that was a  man this man wanted a lady so when he  went to sleep he cut out a rib and made  a lady. There were a lot of fruit trees  and one was a apple tree. -, J  God said they may eat all the fruit  but not the apple tree and those two  people were forbidden not to eat the apples on the tree and Eve took "some of  the apples and gave then to Adam Adaim  eat them and they stayed down his  throat. ^ '  God saw that some one has been eaten  the apples Adem said that Eve gaveJit  to him, and those two people wore had  to work for their own living.  IL       *    '      v  God made Adam he was fasti asleep  wlien God look the side bone and made  a. women The womens name waa Eve  She was" Adams wife. God said they  Bhould go to the orchard and get all the  fruit they wanted but do" not touch tihe  apple plant so Eve took one of the apples and gave it to Adam. He aie it they  was a snake that told them that God  said that tJbos Apples are not to be  touched, so God looked down at Adam  wid said Didn't I say you should not  touch them apples So Adam eaid Eve  gave me it so said you must leave this  orchard So Adam and Eve left it and.  Angel gied them out the angel had a J  -ove Letters cf a Busincsb I.I^j.  Tlio course of tine love, though he-��et  nth almost insiumounlablo oo��tuucd,  iften lewaids the failhlul loveis at the  hst with supieme happiness. But, ala-,1  oniclunes the said, tiuo love pioves  loughfc but a toboggan slide leading to a  neupice, into whn.11 tlic tiuc lovcis'  topes -aie hulled and dashed into?atomic  nil tfhei eons. '  We have befoie us, bays "Punch," a  ���olumo of a "Bu&mess Alan's Love Let-  iers," a few extiacls fiom which wo  five below. Header, if you have a teai,  irepare to shed it now! The burning,  mssion which surges in the lovei's heart,  though embodied m plnases habitually  ised by a business man,'13 sure to toueii  four soul. But piesently comes the  fathehc ending, wnen she is no longer  mything to him, and he���to use the mi-  ^eiicci, but'comprehensivc vernaculai���  b to her as "dead as a dooi-nail." * Header, lead onl  August 1,  1899.  Dear Miss"Smythe���With rcfeience to  ny visit last evening at lhe house of  Mr. John Jorkins, our mutual fuend,  when I had the pleasure of meeting you.  Hiving been much cluumed by youc  ���onvei ���) itiun and gcncinl alti.ictiveness,  [ beg id cnqiiui* whether you vvill^allow  ne to cultivate the acquaintanceship  lurther.     4 j  .Awaiting the favor ot your esteemed  'eply��,        '. Touts faithfully,  1 '    , J"   <���     John 'Gieen.  ' /H.  r .       <  > ,        August 3, 1S99    ;  My Dear Mi&s Smythe���I bog to nc  knowledge with many, thanks' leceipt of  pour letter  of   even   date,   contents' of  which  I  note *with much   pleasuie.     l  'hope to call  this evening at 7 13  p ni.  when I liust to find you at home'^  With kindest regaids, I beg to remanij  Youis veiytiuly,      ,     ,���     ^  1 John Gieen.  ���  , _ni.- N A  August  21,  1S09  My Dearest Evelina���^-lteferimg to our  jonversation this evening when you con-  lented to become my wile.       ' ' '  11 beg to confirm the, arrangement then  made, and< would suggest the wedding  should take place within,the ensuing ysix  months. No doubt you will give the other necessary details your 'best consideration, and will communicate your views  to me in due course.       < _ * / -  Tiusting there is every happiness before us, v I remain,*   ��>      t  Your darling Chickabiddv,  ; ", 3 John.  ,    /     IV.    . ��*     ^  "     ' August 22, ,1899  My* Ownest Tootsey-Wootsey \���-Enclosed please Jind 22-karat gold1-engagement ring, set with^ thirteen  diamonds  and three rubies, receipt of which kindly  acknowledge by return.1 *> ,       4  Trusting same will give every satisfaction, I am, ' '   _-    f  Your only lovey-dovey, f  ",        Johnny.  Kmdly note kisses.  " * t i j  V. ��� -%      ,  NOT' KNOW HI;  saw in his hand.  Dreams.  Men counted Mm a dreamert  T)ream��  Are but the light ol clearer skies���  Too dazzling tor our naked eyes.  And when we catch their flashing beams  We turn aside and call them dreams.  Dh! trust me every thought /that yet  tn greatness roee and sorrow set���  rhat Time to ripening glory nursed.  Was called an "idle dream" at first.  ���Ernest Jones.  November 24, 1899.'  My Sweetest Evelina���I am duly in  receipt of your letter of 20th mst., ^hioh  I regret was not answered before, owing  to pressure of business. -   ^  In reply thereto I beg to state that I  do love you dearly, and only you, and  also no one else in all the world.   Fur-*  ther, I shall have much pleasure in con-  __ turning to love you for evermore, and no  "one else in all the world. '  Trusting to see you  this evening as  usual and in good health.  I am,  Valentine Fisher's Sciatica.  Cured toy Dodd's Kidney  ��'    ' Pills.  t-      1  Could.Hardly Put OneiFootito the-  Ground.-,Now he Can Walk all  Day Without Trouble.l  Collingwood, Apur 5.���(Special ) ���,  ���'Dodd's    Kidney    Pills - made' a' new",  man of me,"    so ��� speakb     Valentine  Fisher, well    known    in Collingwood ^  ancl the surrounding country;  '11 was-  troubled with Kidney Disease for,thir-  l  teen years   It developed into Sciatica  and located (in my bide so that I was  hardly able to walk, and could    not  do without the aid of a cane My back  was'also aflected and altogether     I-  II t " r  was a cnpple   in , the   most painful  sense of,!tlie>word. '    . n      rh '   v  , "And,-the _ .worst of it all was   "I  -  could'tet no lehef   Doctors and medi-,  '  *^ 1 y x  cines failed lo do me any good,, till I '  was fortunate 'enough to liy^ Dodd's-���;-  .Kidney Pills    The benefit was almost  miraculous      My,   health'"came back ��  and ^ the change m my appearance was   -  io' treat that some of >niy neighbors   1  did not "know me        '      ���   'q-  r,<-  -'  "Whereas before^ could hardly put .  one'foot to the ground, and I had to \  use morphine to ease the pain, I was^ ^  enabled to go to work .selling ir fruit*A  trees-and walk all day without any/"^  trouble " ,   :   ���v  " Sciatica and kindred,; diseases , are ^ ,'.?  caused"1 bv uric acid in the blood: ,l ;iV  Dodd's Kidney Pills put-the Kidneys, A^  m shape to take the unc acid eut.pf' , '  the blood, (and'the 'Sciatica disap- <^  pears. 1 ' '     '     i*   -      , . -  ^-1,  i(  Anecdotal.  "Ici," nvused the simple iello*w, spelling  put the word <m window of the reetaur-  tnt, "that's ice���On, that's on, of course  ���parle, Ofhi that's talk, and, of course,  the other word's French. French talk ou  ice!   Wish I understood it���always heard  it was,pretty warm."  And  Blunders on the Stage.'  The Modern Meihod,  Tho 10, 20, 30 manager sat in his palatial office and knitted his brows.  When he had worked them into a sufficiently grotesque pattern he walked nervously to the window.  He waa distinctly "on.edge." Suddenly he gave a cry of joy.  He had caught a glimpse of the front  page of a "yellow extra," in the hands  of a newsboy two blocks away.  It took but a moment to summon hia  press agent.  When the Trust's promoter of publicity entered the room the following coned sation ensued: 1  'Is tlio printing for that new play all  ready?"  "Yes, sir."  "Havo you got plenty of good photos  ��f the peopla engaged?"  "Yes, air."  "And a yMh big bua&b. .*�� ��bo -boat  W  "Players are often guilty of amusing  blunders on tihe stage. It is one of tlio  traditions of our profession," says Julia  Marlowe, the American actress, "that a  new player is never really 'seasoned' until he has been the victim of some unusual or remarkable stage contretemps.  "On the first nigbt of 'Thei Cavalier* I  made a slip, which, fortunately, I re-  severed from by the rapidity of my sub-  lequent actions. Tha ambulance had departed under the guidance of the treacherous villain, and I, as Charlotte Durond,  ivas about to follow and save the men.  the aoldiera were ru-ilnng to make everything ready. I had picked up my saddle  from the floor and threw it to one of the  tnen.  " 'Put my horse on my saddle 1' I cried.  . "If I had hesitated or had tried to repeat the line properly the audience  tvould have roared. But that is one thing  { have learned by experience, as every  player does. If one makes a mistake,  lever go back to correct it. Everyone in  the house will notice it then, whereas if  rou go right on the chances are that  Knly a few people in the front rows hare  Understood, and they'have not time to  laugh if you hurry.  Id-timers can. qu��U a score ot inci-  nnniMM  Your ownest own,  a John.  VL  January 4, 1900.  To Miss Smy the:.. Madam���In accosd-  anee with the intention expressed in my  letter of yesterday, I duly forwarded addressed to you a parcel containing all  letters, etc, received from you, and presume they have been safely delivered.  I have received to day, per carrier, a  parcel containing various letters which 1  have written to you from time to time.  No doubt it was your intention to despatch the complete number written by  me, but I notice one dated August 21 is  not included. Will you kindly forward  the letter in question by return, when I  will send you a full receipt?  Yours faithfully,        John Green.  VH.  January 6, 1000.  To Miss Smythe: Madam���I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of yesterday, and note your object in retaining my letter of August 21 last. As I  intend to defend the issue in the case,  I shall do as you request, and ��ill leave  all further communications to be made  through my solicitors.  '  Yours, etc, John Green.  vm.  15 Peace Qourt, Temple, E.C.  Messrs. Bang, Crash <fc Co.,  9a, Quarrel Ptow, E. O.  Smythe v. Green.  Gentlemen���We are in receipt of your  communication of yesterday's date, with  which you enclose copy of letter dated  August 21.   We note tliat you state the  , document  in   question   has  been   duly  'THE blood is  your   life;  when it stops, stamped   at  Somerset   House,  and   are  X       ,.,.,...-,.,,�� ..���.,>.�� j���j       rf ..   i-_ir -.       I   !..__        -1 j.    1.1.'        _��� uv    _  Heart Strength is Whole Strength  coursing you're dead.    If it half slops,  YOU'LL BE HALF DEAD.  Your pain, your weakness, your eternal weariness will all dibappcar if you strengthen ymir  heart. But you may take special medicine for  special trouble if you're in a special hurry.  Cheer up 1 / Don't be moping I You can be  cured. Try it and for the first time you will  know the true meaning of that grand old v,ord  -Hernia. DRt AGNEW'S HEART CURE  renews the vigor in thirty minutes after taking  the first dose. Will CUKli the poorest heart and  strengthen the strongest man.  W. H. M-dley, drucg st, rf Kingston, Ont .wrltr-n  "Mr. Thomas Cooke, of Kingfon, purchased  six bottles of Agnew's Heart Cure and s iys he  is cured of Heart Weakness, from which be had  suffered for years."  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder relieves  catarrh or colds at once and cures forever.  Dr. Agnew'B Ointmoat compels Piles to perish  permanently. It gives ease on the instant. Ban-  ishes all manner of (kin diseases and orupUons.  Tbe tafeat and ckeapest cure.   Ftfa, 85c      4  wilting our client this evening with a  view   to   offering  your     client    terms,  through  you,  to stay  the  proceedings  nhich have, been commenced. ,  Yours faithfully,  Blithers, Blathers, Blothers St, Co.  Affection for a Piff.  Wlhen the late "Tom" Heed' -vis* flrtft  piked  of for tho  Presidency, he  was>  Isked if he thought ,t!he party would put  lim in nomination.      His'  reply waar  'They might do worse���and Ivthlnk'-tlheyi  nil"    1 '    * '   ^      - , a '  ��� To a group of friends Ellen Terry one*  (aid: "Acting is not like dra/wing.   You  Sake a line.   If it is wrong, you rub it  it ait once and make.another.^With;  kting that is impossible; there is no al-1  leringj���it must stand.   I often feel as ifw  I must cry to the audience, 1 'O -that ia^j-  |n-ong, not as I meant it to be!   Let meTf  fet that part or sentence over again!'"  1 A certain learned professor in a Ger- v,  p university has a learned twin broth,-1  k, living in  the same'town,  wh'o  re-|  kembles him so closely tHiat it is almost'v  ppossible to tell them apart.   A towna-  ���an meeting tho professor on the boule-  '��id  stopped him, saying: "Pardon m&,  tut is it to you or your brother that II  lave tihe honor of speaking?" "Sir," was  lhe ready reply, "you are speaking to myl  wotlhear."     , ,     *-,  In a Southern state the other day a-  Jentleman, who was waiting for his train'  ft a country station, asked a poiter who-  Iras lying on one* of the seats where the  Ifcation-master lived, and the porter laz-  ly pointed to tihe house with his foot.',  tbe gentleman, very much struck at the  nan's laziness, said:  "If you can show^  Ine a lazier action than that, my goodf ..  man, I'll give you two bits."   The porter, not moving an inch; replied: "Put Jit-  m my pocket/guv'nor."  Among the stories that'most ��� amused  the late Queen, who had a keen sense ofi ,  aumor, was that told her by. the late  Puchesa of Athole "of the comical ad-,  fcrtisement regarding the Dunkeld and'  Blairgowrie coadli, which vyas posted 4n *���  Uhe village of Dunkeld.   The eoaoh waai    ,  Eed *Tho Duchess of Athole,' and ,the    -  from   which   it  started   was  'The-  e'a Arms.'    The notico ran as foi-'  tows:  The Duches3 of Atliolo leaves the.  Duke's Arms every, lawful morning at 'v  dx o'clock.5�� -I  In her reminiscences, Henrietta Cock-'  Win relates an amusing anecdote of Rob-     "  ttt Bi owning.   She relates that as -flie-  Kvt in the drawing-room of her London  house one afternoon, she bappened  to  took out of tho back  window.    "And! t   -  there," she says, "I saw Air, Brownings'  Dursing a goose, absolutely carrying it ini  his arms.   The poet came into the balk  with the goose.    I laughed, remarking  that it was v. queer kind of pet.   'It is  10 clever and atiectionate,' answered Mr*'  Browning; 'it is not well, so I am look*<  ing after it.   It follows ma about just!  like a dog.'"  Bishop Watterson tells a story of how;  he was once taken for a "drummer" by}  a. traveling salesman who was riding on  fche same .tram. "What house do you re-,  present!" he was asked. "Lord &j  Church," replied the bishop. "H'ml"!  mused the drummer; "never heard of rfa  Any branch house?" "Branch houses all  over the world," said the man of God,!  easily. "That's queer I" ���went on tao.  drummer, who began to think he bad  run across a boastful representative oi  soma email concern. "Er���boo��s and!  shoes?" "No," said the bisihop. "Dryj  zoods?" asked the drummer, beginning!  to display irritation. "Well, no," saia  the bishoD^'some folks call 'emnotions."'  ,>}  .'!  When Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois  was married he was in decidedly poor  lircumstances and Lis mother, an economical Quakeress, w"ho was anxious to  Have him found a household, said to  aim: "Joseph, now that thee is married,  SZSFSLP ?etooakcZth^igad^ ^^s��i!L^#i:^t^^bS  relates Mr. Cannon; "I tried to milk the  taw, but she kicked me over, nnd I had  to give that up as a bad job. I tried to  Je��d Qi^oaHf^and it    butted    nja^aZU  Mr. Honeyman���Miss Lofty, you are-  he sweetest, loveliest, t "  woman in all the world.  Miss Lofty���Thanks. v It is so pleasant to have one's own conviction indorsed by a gentleman of such excellent  judgment as yourself.���Richmond' D13-  2ateb.  ���J������*������������Mwtarral** i-vspjiritpt^a  immmatiasmsam^ ���^^^'tfiiCc^?^^  JfU -r*��*j!.v�� bi  J '        i '       t       j l i     . *^| ^"MT *"^ nilik. j-mP. vlffl ���   i. in ���"^iy*!tU^.^'jjrt^��i j*��i��'n'i��*iM u *i   s���^  ��*J  ,-i  fe?'  ' 1,  ���-I  tr   f  .,  'f-i  i,  y i  i*S  4  w  ^���1,  /  w  ;*  f  ��� -i.  ��  ��  i  1  I.  *  <  i*  o  L  w":  pi-  Li  i ',  '&  I1  i!-.  1  Ik  it, ~ <  r '?  ri)  fie.  /J  !!  M  J.  |��J<*rjT.��iirM.|i.��><t���*M��^a*<*Wl^g1 JUS  y i  *' .      1 w  J   .      ' '  ,1"  ,3?r  ATLIN     T3.'C.',.   SATURDAY;'', MAY ;2, ,   1903.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church ol Eiiuluiul:  St. Martin's. Cliuruh, cor. Tliiul and Traln-  oi- iti-eota. Sunday, services, Matins, ut II a.  111., IiveiiboiijrViM p.m.' Celebintion of Holy  Communion, 1st Sunday in ouch month and  011 Special occasions. Sunday School, Sunday nt 8 p. m. Committee Meotinus, 1st  Tliin-kduy iu each moiitli.  Kev. 1'. 1j. Stephenson, Rector.  St. Androw's Pi'esbjterluii Church hold  services in tho Church on Sncoud Street.  Mornin;;  sei"> ice  nt 1L   evening service 7 :'.50  ' Sunday Jjchool nt tho close of the nioriiiuir  ���service.   Kev. 10. TurKliigtau, .Minister. Kree  ��� Heading Room, to which nil are welcome.  Mr. and Mrs. Ryder, of San Jose,  Cal., arrived last   week''and will  -/'spend   the   summer.    Mr.   Ryder,  who is a first  class surveyor,   will  '    assist J. H. Brownlee, P.L.S.     *  /"  Capt. Richards,'of the  Gleaner,  spent'a. day  or   two in town this  week. ., ' '  ..   ;   L. H. Griffith, one   of  the con-  'tractors for the  Pine Creek Power  KQo.; returned * to  Adin this week  He brought   in' eleven   men with  >s   him.  ,; -' "  - > Mr. David Hastie, of the Grand  Hotel, has completed an important  .   addition, which  consists of a large  extension to the ladies'., parlor,' and  -   the   construction   of' a   verauhah  * overlooking the lake. H^ intends  inaugurating, the improvements by  giving a'dance on "Victoria Day, to  %. .which everybody will'be "duly welcome. ���   .       ' *    ,* .  Nat-Wheeling returned with, his  bride on Wednesday of, this week.  Mr.'.and" -Mrs. Wheeling will take  up'their residence 'above Fraser &  Co.'s store where, they have fitted  up very comfortable quarters. The  Claim extends its heartiest congia-  tulations and wishes Mr. and Mrs  Wheeling every, happiness and  prosperity,''  Sixty-five cents per pair Ladies'  Misses' and Boys' Rubbers at  Blaekett & Co.'s".  Fresh stock of Imported and Domestic Cigars at C, R. Bourne's.  R. A. Jackson, late manager of  the Atlin Lake Mining Co., returned Thursday from a month's visit  to Vancouver. Mr. Jackson will  devote his energies to looking after  his own interests on Blue Canyon.  Oranges, Lemons and Apples���  McDonald's Grocery.  F,. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S., returned to Atlin this week.  Spring Cleaning���Get your Wall  Paper aud House Lining from J. A.  Fraser & Co.  Daltou Rorke has been receiving  tbe personal congratulations of his  many friends in Atlin, on his elevation to "papa-hood."  Mr. Williams, the new manager  of the Birch Creek Co., arrived  from Vancouver this week.  The concert, to be given in Discovery next Friday in aid of the  Fire Fund, promises to be a. very  successful affair, and although the  programme has not yet been completed, the committee, in securing  such talent as the- following, is assured of a bumper house: Mrs.  Blaekett, Mrs. Costigan ajid Miss  Edwards, Messrs. Lurnsden,. Pilling, Moberly, Kerr, Parrott, Fall  and Pavey, au orchestra, consisting of eight or tea pieces, assisted  by Anderson and McKay on the  pipes.  .Subscribe lor the Atlin Claim  and get your friends to subscribe.  W. J. Anderson returned from an  extended, visit to Sail - Francisco  this week.  * ',  Blue Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  pure.���It is sold iii all the stores in  Atlin   ,  Gents' Furnishings, Boots and  Shoes at cost." A chance to outfit  for very little money. C. D. Newton's, Discovery.   ���  .We are pleased 'to announce that  Mr. W. G. Paxtou, Notary Public,  has opened an office on Third street,  directly .opposite , the Government  office, where he will be prepared to  transact all mining ancl other business referred to him. "He will visit  Discovery regulai ly twice or.thrice  each'' week during the' season.  Messages may be left either at  Kerr & Co.'s stoie or at Mc'Don-  aid's Hotel. "     ���     ���-,  .Slaughter prices on' Ladies',  Men'**, .and Children's Shoes .at  Closiug'Out Sale.���Blaekett & Co.  For a good, square meal go "to  the Pioneer Bakery and-Restaurant.  .'CLOSING    OUT,  We  Our-  are going out-of_ Business.  Stock must be sold. by, the opening of 'navigation.' We- have'' a  large line of -Men's- Furnishing  Goods,    including   ,'  \ MEN'S   UNDERWEAR, '      OVERSHIRTS,'  FEDORA   HATS ,  '; STETSON' HATS,'  /"FINE   SHOES, in different" t weights/ ;     DRY'  ../GOODS,        BLANKETS,' /*' Etc.,'       Etc,  All ,of which. can .be  bought below cost.- . , '    ���'���'���'',  DON'T   OVERLOOK   THIS!  Come and look  around.       You will surely see,"something.  , *=    you need and on which you will save money) /  ���   BLACKETt &'��� CO.  - t -  *'A New.Store*  Russell    Hotel,  DIXON  BROTHERS,   ���������   Proprietors  .E. L; Pillman,& Co:'"have just  completed^ the alterations of then-  new store recently purchased from  McLellan & McFeely, , of Vancou-  ver,"and have made of it one of the  finest stores in the North.- >    -  Pillman &' Co. intend^ to greatly  increase their already "very large  business. ' With ^the' "opening ,* of  navigation they will -carry.a full  line of dry goods and general hardware, and will besides carry bne of  biggest stocks of groceries and provisions in the district. Their endeavors iu the interests of their  customers and the public will no  doubt meet ..with the support and  encouragement which their enterprise justly merits. ^  ���   *      ' Pool'  ���& '. Billiards,   Free. -. . -   ���   ,  Freighting and Teaming.        &       Horses and Sleighs for Hire.'  UancoiHKr General Store,  >    ' A -   - -    -  , ( ���~ ������-������� ��� ^  r ' ,  Dealers in -Provisions,"' Dry,Goods,/Etc.,  -'   "'" ���-        .  A.   Sm   Gross:  &   Co....  DRINK THE BEST  ��IV A BOB    TEA."  is  ��� > The Rise and Fall.  The lowest temperature recorded  for ��� the week  ending ist inst,  as follows :  April 125 ;       . 3t above  "   ,  26 . 22      ,  ' l.  27 . 19      ,  ,28 . ,       11      ,  .29 . 17      ,  . 30   ' ��� 29      ,  May   ' 1      -      , . 25^    >  In Lead Packets ol ^4-lt> aiid i-lb each.  .. ]  For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &   Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  Certificate of Registration of an  Extra-Provincial Company.  Companies Act, 1897."  I  HEREBY CERTIFY that I havo this  day rofjiiterotl "The North Columbia  Gold Mining Company" as an Extra-Pro-  vinciul company undoi* tho "Companies'  Act, 1897," to carry out or oiFect all or any of  the objects hereinafter set forth to which  the legislative authority of tho Legislature  of British Columbia extendi.  The Head Offico of the Company ia situate  at Huron, in the county of lieadle, State of  South Dakota.  The amount of the capital of the company  is five hundred thousand dollars, divided  into five hundred thousand shares, of ono  dollar each.  The head office of the company in this  Province is situate in Abltn B.C.,and Julius  U. Rulfner, whose address is Atlin, B.C. is  the attorney for the company.  Tho time of the existence of tho company  is 20 years,  Given under mv hand and seal of office at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  15th day of April,,one thousand nine hundred and throe.  ]I/.Sj S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of loint Stack Companies.  A  Boon to the Thirsty I  Drinks,  2 ior  a  Quarter.  Commencing Monday, April  20th, I will  cut prices on allvmy goods at  the   LELAND - HOTEL.        I have a large stock of First Cass'  Goods and intend to dispose of them at Cost!        This is strictly a  Closing Out Sale.        Goods must be disposed of by July ist.  Hotel Building for Sale���No Reasonable Offer Refused.  >    * E. P., Queen. .  Hydraulic   Plant  FOR   SALE���AT  A   BARGAIN���  A complete hydraulic plant, consisting of:  260 ft., 18^n. steel pipe  684   ,   14 ,  821   , i nj4       ,  60O    ,     TO   , ,  1 reducer, 22 to 18 inch    \   '  1      do      18 to 14 inch  1      do       11^ to 10 inch  1 18-inch elbow  1 14-inch     ,  1 nj^-in.    ,  2 6-inch monitors  1 ii-inch water gate,  Etc., Etc.  The plant has been in use, but is  guaranteed in first class condition.  For terms, etc., F.O.B. cars, call  or write this Office.  Northern Lumber Oo.  Priees for the'Season 1908.  Rough, up to 8 inches, $35.  do        do     10      ,,        40.  do        do     12      ,,        45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Suriacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  %^9      Ml*  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS-  The following Sailings are an-  nonnced for the month of May,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train :  Princess May, May, 7, 16 & 27  For further information,  apply or  write to   H.J3. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway, Alaska..  1  nn  I I  n\  a 1  Ml  I  1  i  m

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