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 r*i*ip<<f*��c��4aay����(  rcpsc;  -MS .V~ i1  ��� '^"^to'Aj  ��fl  ^��������-<.f  �� ���**       "'S  I  t  i              ^  .  *  1  r           ^  VOL.  i  8.  ATLIN,"B. C, SATURDAY.  MARCH 28,  7    *"���=   " I903.   "    .  f  EN FETE.  The Third Fancy Dress Car-  nival a ,Big Success.  The Manasement of'the Rink Do-  nated th�� ( Proceeds  to   the  '   Fire Fund. ���   ��� '  J  ' The thiid "and possibly the last  carnival was given," at the Atlin  Skating Rink last ^Saturday even-  i��g, the proceeds from which were  donated to, the Fire Fuud by the  ' proprietors', Messrs. Ward & Lewis.  Its success, from a financial  stand-  - 1  point, mayibe well imagined when,  -���after i paying   all   expenses,  some  r $40 was placed Jo the credit of the  Fire Fund. > '  The carnival was one of the best  and most enjos'able ever given in  Atlin. The managers had"the ice  ** iu superb condition, while the decorations were tasteful "and effective. The evenings merriment was  greatly enlivened by the organ,  over which Mr. Pilling officiated.  Before the close," an old favourite  song,, The Old ' Plantation, was  very sweetly sung by Mrs. Costigan, the chorus to ' which was  most heartily taken up; by the/  company. -       ��� s *.   -���*���  The costumes were numerous  and well chosen, some being exceptionally well gotten up. The prizes  were won by, Mrs. E.~ M. "N.  Woods and-Chas. Bourne, for best  dressed characters: Mrs. Stevenson  and E. Roselli, for best comic characters, and for the juveniles, Carrie  Doelker and Walter Blaekett.  >  The following is a partial list of  those present in costume : tThe  Maid of the Mill, Bertha Doelker;  'Milkmaid, Walter Blaekett; The  Atlin Claim, - Josie c Doelker;  Tambourine Girl, Bernice Blaekett;  Canada, Carrie Doelker; Pansie,  Erma Blaekett; Gentlemen of Color, S. G. Lawrence, E. M. N.  ���Woods; Advertising Transparency,  J. H. Richardson; Colored Dude,  J. D. Lumsden; Old Woman in the  Shoe, Mrs. Stephenson; Night,  Mrs. E. M. M. Woods. Colored  Harvest Hand, J. McCaulay; Chef,  C. R. Bourne; Parisian Fishwife,  Mrs. Costigan; Spanish Lady, Mrs.  J. A. Fraser; Turk, J. Fetherston-  haugh; Vingt et Un, Miss Miller;  Liberty, Mrs. Blaekett; The Press,  Mrs. Plumbe and Ethel Pillmau;  Colored Kid, Maggie McDonald;  Rob Roy, Agnes Smith;-Josephine,  Mrs. Hayes; Clown on a Donkey.  E. Rosselli; Mahoot with his elephant, B. Nicol; Fireman, V. Trot-  man; Rouge et Noir, Mrs. Pillman;  Bathman, H. E. Symmons; Morning, Mrs. Fetherstonhaugh; Atlin.  Fire Volunteer, R. Harmon.  T9 Perpetuate His Memory.  E. D. Matleson, the man who de-  vised the fiist rude outfit lor work-  itig gravel beds' by hydraulic process, died at Nevada City, Cal., on  February 19th last. He " was 80  yeaisof age, aud did the'first hy-  drauhcing in California, and in the  world, in 1853. Plis fiist attempt  was made with canvas hose aiid a  ban el served'as reservoii. Matte-  sou-did not dream what a revolution ' he> had' started in vvoiking  gravel on a large .scate. ��� He died a  penniless man, and the Order of  the Nathe Sons is to erect a inonu-  ment to his memory.,      ' 1     ���*>. ,  Subscribe for the Atlin Claim  and get your friends to subscribe.  Local Enterprise. '"'  As briefly s announced 'in 'these  columns some, weeks ago, the old  Atlin brewery has been re-organized  andVill commence active operation  in a few days. A small local company was organized to take over  what was left of the assets of the  Atlin Brewiuj Company,,and* the  new company will be .known as the  Northern Brewing Co.,'with John  Nichol as the Manager.       ,  Mr. Nichol returned ' on,Sunday  last from Vancoinrer, whither'he  had gone to purchase a number of  accessories , which were" necessary  to bring the plant up to the standard of a complete .brewings plant.  These, together with a stock of/siip-  plies.'he brought in with'him.' Accompanying Mr. Nichol,'. was Mr.  Youngmayr, a brewer of 'repute,  who will superintend the practical  work of the brewery. When the  installation of the plant is complete  the Northern Brewing Company's  plant will be second to none in the  Province, of breweries of a similar  capacity. [  It is expected that brewing will  be commenced next week and that  the first stock will be ready for the  market about the middle of May.  The output thereafter will be about  50 barrels per week. 0 A. grade of  the finest laager will be turned out,  aud so great is the local demand  that the manager thinks it will  take all he and his staff can do to  keep ahead of this demand without  looking afield for orders.        *���  The enterprise shown-by the few  local men deserves high commendation, and, doubtless, from the high  grade article they will turn out,  the venture will not go unrewarded.        i  , Summer 'Visitors.  Accordiiig to the Vancouver Province of iccenl date.it is stated that  the annual exclusion of the members, of the American Institute of  Mining Engineers will take place  in July next,'and that, up lo the  present, 160 meinbeis have signi-  fied theii intention of attending the  excursion to British Columbia and  the Yukon. ' The party is timed to  leacli Vancouver on'July iSth., A  special steamer will be provided by  the C. P. R. to transport the party  to Skagway, where the.While Pass  will then look aftei it.  "��� According  * j ��  to the infoimation at hand,'Dawson  is the destination, but, doubtless,  Atlin will also- be visited by many  if not the whole party.  J   'j  1 .   .. *    >'  -    >*. 1  Dislikes Foreign Unions. '  Ex-Premier 'Dunsmuir, the coal  king of Vancouver Island, thus en-  presses himself on the question of  his miners desiring to affiliate with  the W'estern Federation of Labor,.  an American institution :   ,      '-,  "I will never recognise the affiliation of rny 'minersJ with'the  Westerns Federation pf Labor.  ^Rather1-than "submit to it,~I will  close the mines* and keep them  closed for two y\ears." ,"  THE TANANA STRIKE  1 - k ' r  Is' No Fairy Tale But, Keeps  Up ,to First Reports. <  Confirmatory Reports Go,to Prove  the Richness and Extent Not  *���   , Exaggerated.   u '       '    . ������  A New Company.  We are asked for information  from San Francisco, Cal., as to the  Nimrod Gold Mining & Milling  Co., supposed to be operating in  this district. The only Nimrod  Company known to us here is the  Nimrod' Syndicate, of ^London, but  that company is not operating ift  quartz in this district.  -    Will See Fair, PIay>^  The. Imperial - Government has  cabled >* to .'Ottawa intimating"that  the Chief Justice^of England, and  two Canadian" Judges will be appointed Commissioners ��� oiu the  Alaska Boundary enquiry." Lord  Alverstoue," England's ,Chief Justice, has consented to act.  Sir Loui9 Jette, Leiut.-Governor  of Quebec, and Justice Armour, of  the Supreme Court of Canada, will  be Canada's representatives1 on the  Commission. -  The Imperial Government has  approved of the appointment of  Hon. Clifford Sifton as ' British  Agent as well as the appointments  of the Hon. Edward - Blake, K.C.,  M.P., and Christopher Robinson,  K. C, as Counsel.     .   ...  To Protest.  The Yukon Miners' Association  and the Dawson Board of Trade are  fighting hard against the possibility  of Parliament indorsing the Tread-  gold concession and wateT grant  Telegrams and resolutions have  been sent to Ottawa.  Libelled for $65,000.  During a fog in Vancouver harbour, on her last trip north, the P.  C. Co.'s steamer. City of Seattle,  ran into and severely damaged the  British barque, Bankleigh. Besides damaging the wharf, at  which the ship was longside, to tha  extent of $5000, the Bankleigh's  damages are estimated at from  $25,000 to $40,000. As a result of  the collision, the Seattle was libelled for $65,000. J  The  Tanana  strike   is creating'   j  very���considerable stir  throughout *  the Yukon,   Alaska   and, e*.en or.    -  the Sound.  "Dawson merchants, im     .4  the meantime^ are" reaping-.quite &   '  harvest.    Between  February r23��fi  and  March  5th,  accoiding  to the  records of the  U.S. Consulate, in-  voices,  representing   nearly $-too,~      *  000, have passed tuiough'the Consul's hands, and  it is believed that  since the -rush , began,   early lait    a-  month, supplies aggregating,   possibly, $200,000 have 1 been shipped  from the Klondike capital.  *  '  ," Confirmatory news of the strike  has begun to come  in, and on flic  whole," there   is-"every   indication  tliat as,far.*as the'pay is concerned^    ' .  thC'Tatiana   has , a , bright future.'  However, 20-acre   claims and un-  limited  powers-of-attoraey ,will not    '  materially assist the, 'district utiles* < '  it as unlimited in extent. < ���. 'Between 'p  500 and" 1000  men5 are said'tO'al  ,   ���"' ~ * "   i.   " 7"   '' ' "o   ' '    ^' r'Vv-* :  - * "-  the newdtggingsr--'-/>*  ;\jfr'$*$*���*' ,s^<'  v "The ^district   w' locateil 'on. tiie ,  edge of a mountain range./'There   . '1,  are no high peaks.    The country is '-"'  hilly,- but* not  rough.,, There ate    A,  broad table lands and big' bottoms^       ���  It is similar to the country around ���  Dawson.   There is plenty of game  ahd .the lakes/ creeks aud river-s  1 *  abound with trout and grayling.  -The pay, so far, as is at present' ��  known, is about 150 wide and 7  feet thick. The pay dift;i*j mostly ' -  gnay sand, -or something like ruby  sand, witlfvery little ^wash -grayeL  The gold is fairly evenly distributed, and tbe highest pan reported is  30 oents, 5 to B cents being about  the average. -*  The   new diggings are distant  fronrCircle City about 200 miles.  \i<\-  ��..'  Electric ^Generator.  The following is a description af  the electric getierator for the British-American Dredging Co..'to be  be installed below Pine creek, fallsz  The electric equipment, which as  being supplied by tiie Westing*  house Electric & Manufacturing;  Co., includes two 180 kw. belted,  alternators/which are to be driven  by waterwheelsj two type F., variable-speed induction cnoters., with  controllers; two standard type C  induction motors for driving the  pump, one of 20 h-p and the other  of 50' h-p, and a 15 h-p typeC  motor for operating screens.  A description of the dredge imIS  be s^'ea next week.  ���I*  h.f  . -.-nr^".   *^^>da!i4M4Alj">M   ^7  .ZsZLLjm,  n',��ilk��2?i&a2.:i*itrt\,, t ���"'' ' :.V.  hi  i  IT  Mi'  ������IV *  I  1  w  I  f  I  to'  to  '/*  U  ********  &#v*mm&. -.  Bpectlvo places again���all but the bit  of blue enamel; that he had slipped  Inside his own purse���and prepared to  leave thu room.  "Have you got it?" cried Madeline,  excitedly, seeming in an agony of sus-  ' penso.  "Safe enough. I hope she won't miss  at for a day or two. And if you are  iwise 3*ou won't say a word of all this  to anyone���to anyone, mind you."  And he looked at her -with signifi*  cance.       , f,  "I won't," she answered faintly, ana  Chen she hurried back to her ewa  room. ',.''.,  I  '1?  h  m  W  f"  m  CHAPTER VI. *    ,  1 J '  Madeline's Warning.  The  next  day,  Madeline  was  well  enough to sit up in a cosy llttle'room  adjoining her'bedchamber.  ���( * There was, indeed, no reason why,  ���_      ahe should not have 'gone downstairs,  '';     but this she seemed strangely reluctant to do.  She looked,even more beautiful than  '. Bhe'had been before her illness.  , *-''    Her paleness ^made her eyes seem,  .'_ '   larger and darker,    i   ,  ���  -    " There was a    softened,   . chastened  Jbok on her face, which became it well,  and made Marjorie's heart go out to-  'fyards her witb^added tenderness.-  >l        The two girls were alone  together  A   Blzring the earlier part'of the day.  ;  ' /^Marjorie thought   Madeline' seemed  iad, and wondered why.  In her heart she suspected that tho  Badness had some reference to Edgar  'JByde.' , " ,  1 -    "Marjorie, 'when did Mrs. Thornton  ''-    4ay  she  should return  to  England?"  asked Madeline, breaking a.rather long  ,   (Silence, during which t^e had secmedi  sunk in painful thought.���Mrs. Thorn-,  ,      ton  was  the  lady ,who  had engaged  i&Xarjorie as a companion.  ,, "In a month from now."  , i "Marjorie, come here. I want you."  / And, with an appealing gesture,'she  .- showed that she wished her to come'  and kneel beside her chair.  ��� .   Marjorie obeyed with a tender smile.  ''Madeline'took the fair young face-  In both of her hands, "��d looked at it  Svith a long, loving, wistful glance.  "Marjorie, I think you know I lov��  you?"  So earnestly she spoke, with such a  ,    gad, gentle pathos, that involuntarily)  the-tears started to Marjorie's eyes,   i  "Yes, Madeline, I know that*   Howj,  pould I help knowing it?" J,,     ^  ��� "Ancl you love me?" ."'^---r-V^-'.  j "I do���indeed I do." -"�������� -"~*^  . '  / "Then, if I ask you to ao   a   very,  " fetrange thing���what you must needs-  Ithink strange���you will not misunderstand me?   You will not   doubt   my]  fove for.you?"  "Dear Madeline, you know I should  Jiever do that."  i And-Marjorie pressed more' closelj)  to her friend.  * "Well, Marjorie, I want to suggest  ���something to you which I believe will'  be for your good and mine.   As soon,  as Mrs. Thornton returns to England  go to ber."  Marjorie could not repress her sur*  prise.  "And leave you?" she exclaimed,  booking up at Madeline with startled,  [Wide-open eyes.  "Yes, and leave, me," replied Made*  Bine, steadily, though in a tone of un-.  atterable mournfulness. "Don't ask;  ane the reason, Marjorie���only believe,  that I am acting for the best."  "What can be the reason?" thought  fflfarjorie; and then a suspicion leapt  flnto her mind which made her cheeks  burn, and heroes droop hurriedly beneath ber friend's glance.  , She remembered the unwelcome at*  Mention of Edgar Hyde; the admiration which shone boldly in his glance  Whenever it fell on her.  Had Madeline got some knowledge  t>f these things, even in the confinement of her bedchamber, and was thia  Brhy she wanted her to go away?  , Her suspicion was confirmed when,  , tonly a few minutes later, Madeline be-  '���'Jgan to speak of him.  V '1 thing you must have guessed what  ,/fte Is to me, Marjorie," she said, in a  "flow  voice,  and glancing  down  at a  (magnificent diamond ring she wore on  '���' ^ier finger.  "I have guessed you were engaged ta  film���yes.".  "Marjorie,    you    don't    know���you  itan't dream how I love that man!"!  Madeline spoke with sudden energy.  Her pale cheeks glowed.  She interlaced her fingers in a list*  Hess fashion, which    showed    plainly  enough the agitation of her mind.  Marjorie knew not what to say.  / She sat in silence, making no answes  (beyond a gentle caress with her hand.  "To some women love comes only  as a curse���a bitter curse," went on  Madeline, vehemently, while the red  spot glowed more brightly in her  cheek.   "It has come, so to me."       '  "Oh,1 no, Madeline! Surely���surely,  iiot!"  "It has. It is my curse and punish*  tnent that I love Edgar Hyde with a  mad, blind love for which I am ready,  to sacrifice myself, body and soul."  "Punishment, Madeline!" echoed  (Marjorie, in surprise. "Punishment  for what?"  Madeline did not answer the ques��  tion. She played with her fingers more  restlessly than ever, and proceeded, in  a low tone, more as though she were  Bpeaktng to herself than to Marjorie���'  "Great heavens! how I love him!.  (When I think of the depth and passion  of it, it frightens me. I am frightened  at,myself���at my own heart. Oh, trfe  misery���the misery of such a love!*"  "Dear Madeline, surely he loves you,  too?" Marjorie ventured.  "I don't' know," said" Madeline,  abruptly. "I .don't know what to  think about It. I'am afraid to think.  It would drive me mad."  '" "Did he^give you ttiat ring?" questioned Marjorie, so:tly, noticing that  she   was   plucking at it fiercely. a��  though it had been composed of red-  hot metal, and was burning into ber  flesh. ' ,       t  ,She ceased to pluckat itas Marjorie  tsked the question.  "Yes," 'she vsaid dully.    "He gave it  to me."  ., After a moment she added, with a  isudden return to her former vd^hem-  ence��� ,���        '     v  - "Marjorie, never, never love unles9  you are certain the man is worthyof  you, and that he loves you with a passion equal to your own. If you do, you  would be happier dead. Aye, better a  .thousand times for me to be lying in  the cold churchyard than'to'be eaJLing  my own heart out, as I am doing now."  Her voice rose almost to a-wail In  her grief and passion. -  * Marjorie's heart overflowed with pity  and sympathy; but she felt a little^  alarmed concern as well.  Could It be that Madeline's illness  had affected her reason?  Would a girl perfectly sane breatha  forth such declamations?  Madeline read   something   of   hei  line.   "Mind, not a word of   this   to  him.",  She threw herself languidly bach  among the^downy cushions of her easy  chair and assumed a negligent, graceful calm.  /'Come In," she called; and her fa��  ther entered, and with-him his nephew, Edgar.  "My-dear, this is pleasant," was the  elder man's greeting. "To see you, up  and dressed after these days. I'm sa  glad, my love!" '  And he stooped and-kissed her. Shfs  Winced as1 though' his lips burnt. Mar-  iorie saw this and wondered. '<--'  Then Edgar Hyde advanced and flrs\  taking his cousin's hand, kissed her on  the lips.'  The,blood surgea into her face, he*  Airhole frame trembled.  , Fixing her beautiful eyes full upon  his, she murmured a word or two  which was inaudible to all save him,  but there was-no mistaking the ro-  pnoachfulness of her tone.  . He answered lightly, and with a.  'laugh. - '  She whispered a further word or twa  And the blood mounted to his brow,  while a look of hot displeasure fired  his eyes.  ' He dropped her hand and stood be��  elde the window, looking out rather  moodily,     i    ,' '  Marjorie slipped quietly away.    Shi  felt she was not wanted.  , Whether anyone noticed ber depart*  Ore or not, no one tried to stop her���  not even Madeline.     -'  She went downstairs with a troubled  heart. For one thing, she didn't want  to go to Mrs. Thornton.  She would rather have remained at  Denelands���anywhere where she could  be in the all too fascinating company  of'Charles Hyde.  And tbe other thing, the thing tha\  troubled her most of all, was that she  was certain Madeline had meant to  warn her" against this very Charles  Hyde when she had said. ,with such extraordinary vehemence:  "Marjorie, never, never love unless  you are certain the man is worthy oi  you, and that he loves you with a passion equal to your own. If you do you  Would be happier dead!"  the most perfect courtesy.  "Who is he?" asked Marjorie, eagei��  ly.  She had not chanced to notice that  cool little nod, and so felt quite a  friendly interest in - the good looking  stranger.   , , ,  "Sir Edward Mortimer."        "*" "^  "Sir Edward Mortimer," repeated  Majorie, remembering she heard that  name more than once-before.  Mr. Hyde had suggested that Sir Ed*>  ward''Mortimer should be invited, with  ,      CHAPTER VII.   .  In���, the Wood.  As she went through the hall she put  on her hat and cloak.    She would go  into the wood for a few minutes, she,  thought. ���  Her mind was In such' a tumult that  It made her fevered and restless.  She lo'nged tox feel the fresh, frost>  ilr Mowing on her cheeks and brow.  - * She crossed the garden at the back  of the house, and walkecr 'quickly up.  the hiHto the wood. 'She had barely  reached its outskirts when a hurrying  Step behind her made her turn.  Charles Hyde was coming up the hill  with eager looks. He was scarce half  a dozen yards away.  She felt the color rush Into her  cheeks, and then as suddenly retreat.  Her-heart beat very fast." She could  not doubt he had followed her purpose-  otTierg, to a torch-light skating party  on St.'Valentine's day. >'  ��� ���And again,  ,it   was .Sir   Edward's  house which had been broken into by  burglars so recently.      '  She turned to'look after-him, and  foundi to her confusion, that he ,wus  (leaning against a tree,, and lookiugi  after hor.  She and Hyde went on together," not  Ipeaking much, but * walking in that  kind of happy silenco which oftenfalls  upon two people who love each other,  tut have nd't yet confesse'd their love.,  ' The wood paths were full of fallen  leaves.      , '  Marjorie set her foot in a treacher-*  ous holo icovered over with them.  'iShe wrenched her ankle.so severely that she would have fallen-had not  her companion supported her with hi3  strong arm. '   * ,   -  '"( "Lean on me." he said tenderly.    ,  ; And slie did.  ,' He'led her'to the trunk of a fallen  tree and she sat down; but. when he  looked at her he was- alarmed to ,"seo  how pale she was. ' *   '       * ���* ��� -  /'You are ill!    You are_ hurt!"   he  cried. ��� - ' - '.      ,  "No; only a little,"faint," she'murmured. "It was the, sudden shock. I  think". I shall he better iri'a moment."  "Lean'on me," he said again, more  tenderly still, and*as he spoke he put,  his arm round her waist and laid her  head against his shoulder.     ,  So very sweet it looked there���tha,  Seep violet eyes seeming larger and  and more lustrous than ever by reason  of the delicate paleness* of her cheeks.  Charles Hyde could not resist tho  temptation to caress that sweet face  with his fingers, while he murmured,  Boftly���  "Darling! are you better now?"' ",  That word had power to call    the  ly.'   If she Had doubted it,    his   first   ,.,..,..       ...  *   *. ".        7. .. .   ' t.     +���  tl,     61ood back; to her ch eks in a rosy tide,  iwords .would have told her the truth. ^     tiy,pg ��� ^   whlmi^_   shvl/   nT11,  . "I saw you from the window,    he  ���.hougTits, and, In a moment,    by   a  strong effort, became calm again.  "I'm frightening you, Marjorie," she  6aid, with a faint, sad smile. "Forgiva  me. I am a little weak still, and ��  suppose that is what makes everything look so gloomy to me just now.  Let us talk of other things. You havo  not told me if you will do as I wish,  and go to Mrs. Thornton as soon as  she returns to England."  "If you really wish it, of course 1  will," said Marjorie���not coldly���sho  Was too fond of Madeline for that���but  sadly, and with some show of surprise.  "I do wish it, Marjorie. I can't tel\  you why���not now. But some day you  shall know, and then you will see that  [ acted for your good." '  "I'm sure of that; and I'll do whatever you wish, Madeline."  "My father will try to persuade yon  to stay, and���and others as well," said  Madeline. "But let no one persuade  you, no one," she repeated vehemently,  though still in that hushed tone. "Be  firm, and let them see you have quite  made up your mind.   If you stay here,  you are "  She paused abruptly, almost as  though in terror.  What the word waB she had arrested  on her lips, Marjorie could not guess;  but she saw the wild energy of her  glance.  The next moment there came a taj  at the door.  .   "It is my father," whispered Made*  eaid, quite frankly, as he came up to  her, "and I came after you. You don't  mind, Marjorie?" ,  And he looked so frank and winning  as he'asked the question, gazing fully  Into her eyes tbe while, that Marjorie  could not but say "No."  A moment ago, Madaline's ��vague in*  'elhuations against him had . had the  power ^to fill her mind ' with painful  doubts, but now, as she looked at him,  all her doubts were gone���chased away  in an instant by his sunny smile.  Not that she accused Mad aline oi.  falseness���no, not even in her most  secret thoughts.  She believed Miss Hyde was simply  mistaken in her cousin's character.  She believed that she, loving tha  elder brother as she did, and finding'  him unworthy of her love, took it for  granted that the young one must be like  him, and hence wished to save her  friend from a doom which had already  fallen on herself. '  When a girl is in love is it likely sho  iwill believe anything to the prejudico  of the man of her choice, so long as  there is the tiniest loophole by which  she can escape such belief?  It is not likely;  and poor Marjorie  ,,was already deep  in love with this  young man of the smiling lips and  aunny eyes.  Madeline's warning had come too  late.  As the two entered the wood, the?  met a tall, handsome young man, of  seven or eight and twenty.  His face was clean shaven, save for a  fair moustache.  He had fine eyes, of a dark greyish  color, and his bearing was unmistakably that of a gentleman.  There was a gun on his shoulder, a  Qog at his heels.  Charles Hyde accosted him with a  cheery "Good morning," as he passed.  He acknowledged the greeting with  a bow which was &ot juerely cold but  haughty, but which bordered  on  tho  ��� contemptuous.  The next moment, however, his  glance fell on Marjoiic, and, as though  involuntarily, he raised his hat with  ���Yes," she  tooked away  whispered,   shyly,   and  from   him, veiling   her  eyes with their dark lashes and whito  drooping lids.       " ,  Emboldened by these signs, he dretf  (tier to him a little more closely.  "Majorie, will you be my darling?  (Sou know I love you, don't you, dear?  I couldn't help' speaking when I saw  you so white and faint. Forgive me if  I spoke too soon.   Will you, Majorie?"  "I���I have nothing to forgive."  whispered Majorie, raising her eyes'to  his for one brief moment, while her  heart throbbed with an exquisite joy.  "Little Jove! little darling! my precious little girl!" cried Hyae, in a sort  of tender rapture. "Then we belong  to each other. I may seal our compact,  mayn't I?"  , And bis look was so tenderly beseeching that Majorie must have-had  a harder heart than ever beat in a woman's bosom, if she had refused him  the boon he asked���her premis&ion to  press a lover's kiss upon her lips.  Only one he took.  She noticed that, and all her wo*  toan's soul rose up to do him reverence,  because he so respected her that bo  would take no advantage of the fact  that ber weakness had forced her to  lie���a precious burden���in his arms.  "How could Madeline have so mistaken his character?" sho thought,  with a thrill of proud delight in his  [Virtues.  How different the conduct of -the  elder brother would havo been under  such circumstances!  And yet Madeline could love him,  and feel nothing but mistrust and dislike for this other, who was so honorable, and good, and true.  The further conversation of the two  ft Is needless to repeat.  Only lovers would feel much interested in it, and they can imagine what  Was said without being told.  After a few minutes, Majorie's foot  iwas sufficiently better for her to bo  able to resume her walk���of course,  with the support of her companions  arm.  Thoy had much to say, and they en*  Joyed the saying of it immensely.  It was not until thoy were returning  home that Marjorie thought of telling  ��ter lover of her Intentions to go to  (Mrs. Thornton as soon as that lady,  arrived in England.   She did not tell  him the true reason of this intention���- ,  that Madeline had besought her to go.  ' She thought .it would be;, scarcely  fair to her friend to do,so.   ', '  , "Mrs. Thornton has written saying-  tow glad shelwill be to have me," she  said, simply, j "And I think���I think li  Would rather'go." '       "   "���  "Ho seemed surprised; but1 he" did not  attempt'to gainsay her., Nay, on the  contrary a look of something very like  relief appeared for a moment "on his  face!'-       '  ...j ".'    ''  "And when do you think of going,,  dearest?" he'asked:,  /"In about a month. Mrs.^ Thornton  Will be home by then."        j (v  "Very well.   We shall see."  -"Shall see what?" she asked,^clasping his arm a littlo closer, and look-.  Ing up *at him as though he were ant ,  oracle, as, indeed, he was��� to her.  He smiled down at the bright, be*  /Witching face.  "We shall see what we shall see!*  fie retorted, enigmatically. "But somehow I don't fancy you will go to Mra*  Thornton."     ..   , ���  CHAPTER VIII.     ,  , .(A Life For A,Life.  Madeline was downstairs again, and  out of, doors, in a day or two, apparently as well as before,her illness, savo  that Marjorie fancied she noticed a'peculiar restlessness in her.  ' She rarely remained seated for a long  time, and was for ever changing hen  ' amusements or occupations.        ' >  Whenever Edgar Hyde was present,  she would fling herself into the conversation with an energy and liveliness  which perfectly amazed Marjorie.  Her wit was1 brilliant;' her <spirits  teemed of the gayest.  "It is all to win hl3 love���a last des*  'perate effort to get back a" heart which,'  was never worth the having!" thought  Marjorie, as she watched her.  And she sighed, to think that Made*  line,'for all her noble nature, could ba  so weak. ' ,       ' ���    ,  She was not perfectly at her easa  (frith Miss Hyde just now.  She had a guilty feeling that she was  -Hot being quite as open and frank as  she would have liked to be, ' ��.*  �� Charles Hyde had said to her,.just  as they were quitting the wood on that  memorable day��� ���  - "Marjorie, we'll keep our own count  Eel for a little while." ' '  She had nodded, and acquiesced at  the moment, not,ill-pleased with the  Snjunction; but since then it had  pressed,upon her rather uncomfort-"  ably. j    ��� ",','���'    v.  . It made her feel a little"guilty and -  ���conscience-stricken,  ^specially   when  Madeline continued/as'often she did,  to vaguely hint that Charles Hyde waa -  "scarcely a proper object for her love.  Not that Marjorie ever suffered her  laith in her lover to be shaken.  No; she loved him too dearly, and  was herself too true and loyal of soul  for that. ,  Meantime, she grew daily more attached to the beautiful and���in her  love,'at any rate���unfortunate Madeline, and at length an incident occurred which bound 'her warm heart to  her with more than ordinary affection  and gratitude.  The frost still continuing,' they went  out to the lake together one afternoon  for an hour's skating. i t  None of the gentlemen were,at homa  ���they had gone to look at a horse  which Edgar Hyde thought of purchasing, so the two girls were quite  alone, and likely to remain so.  For some r time they pursued their  healthful exercise with much" enjoyment.  , Madeline looked  brilliantly beautU  ful in her sealskin cap and jacket, heri  cheeks flushed to a rich damask, her    *  sparkling eyes as bright as stars.    ^  (Continued on page 7.)  V&Z&StSlgtocH-rcnsaii, teSroa-trewHtly-iE  Wmr Tusk. (Ifenfcatte* tareagh) yieldi  tko fe&mrfae Mgaifiatuit figures: 'Resident* l^SLl02; ohurok- goais, 461,831,  of wfeeot 317/154 are Roman Catholic*  and 134,177 Protestants. <  During the thre�� years of its oontinu*  aace tlh�� war in South Africa resulted in  the kOlhig from wounds a.od disease oi  22,000 British soldiers. During thesama  tbreo yeans the railways of th* United  States, engaged in peaceful pursuits,  killed 21,847 people.  The "Jh�� Crow" street cars hi New  Orleans have turned out a failure, be-  cauae the conductors could not decide  hftlf the time who were white amd whs  were colored among the passengers, ow-  ing to tho large Creole population, which  is so very light in color. So the la,w  hoe been bundled out of the way by tho  local court* as unconstitutional.  The New York "Evening1 Post" thinks  that "Innocuous News for the Nervous"  would be an appropiiate title for, a, newspaper whicli is shoi Lly to be started in  Vienna. This journal is to present great  calamities of all sorts in a way to produce a minimum of shock. A catastrophe like that at Martinique will be described as a mysterious but merciful  dispensation of a kind Providence, and  especial pains will be taken to write  cheerfully of bank failures and stock  market panics.  ,     I  fe  &jr555j.l"��-.i:  SS=r5HS5v^/^^^^r!55~S!^  ^S^?1^???*^  ^T.V"-,tt*,}��*"*-  ar T���t  <>m  As the Chinese See Us.   ' <  It is good for us to remember that  we of the Western races, who c.ill  ouisedves ei-.il/ert, nnd sometime?  force 01 r civili/al on on Ihe East  are regained by some 1'J.istein nations as  foarbamiis Mi W A Pi< kenrg wntoa  in Ins'book, "Pioiicoiiig in Fonnosa," in  account of a visit lo a Chinese gentleman. Although ill Picketing tells of  their convocation fiom Jus own point oi  view, one can also sec Uie point of view  of Ilia Clnnaman*  What peiplcxcd him mo t about Eino-  peans, 01 "Imbaimio," as lie quite innocently called us, wis om nma/iig enci-  gy. Whj should we Uoublo oiii-)ches so  much, and t Ue so much pains about  anything on eaith' To tlio phlegm Uie  litcmiy Chm.inian thib was incomprelien  sible. Wai an*, thing woilh such fu-,*.  and bothoi? We had .it -.'ioiL 1 lsk and  difficulty made an e\pedilion nlo tlic in-  tcnor to sec the aboiigmal lube-, ' Wh u  was tlio good of going to *.(������? su.kjcs'  I unfolded (lie mjsleucs of olcim as a  propellei I told them of om machineiv  Thej seemed not lo be ini-ne^scd Soi.ic  of thorn hart' seen and fi.ivelcd on a  steamer. Yes, but tint w m not much,  to invent these inileii.il tip !�����,, was thai  woithy of .1 mill's mlelloul > Such no  vol ties woic incioly niccliaiiif.il  I told (hrm somcwlnl of tin* stais, o(  our scientific conclusions This appealed  moie lo llieni. Then [ quoted.to (hem  passages fiom then own sicied classics  They appioved of ma  Latei, us I lay v\ lkcful on my bed, 1  heaid, lino ugh the thin pappi putilions  my host and clonics oonsidoiing thou  sliango vibitois  "Strange ciealuies, these barbaiians!'  "Aye, indeed they aie " ���>  "That Pi-ki-ling (IVkonng), he's n  strange foaibaiian ��� WIipic did he learn  to speak "the-language of men (Chi  nese)?"  "He's clever for a btubaiian He's al  'most a man."  "He has not the eyes of a man. They  are round, like tho lest of Kho animals,  not turned up at tho coineis, as we men  have tli em.'  "Well, he is a clever barbaiian." And  ���Mie discussion endeu  the names. "I didn't intend to do it,"  says one man. "Because I hadn't tho  experience I have now," wntes another.  Theie is the conciseness of an altic  tiagedy in a thiid excuse���"I yearned  ioi company. Now ue have it all the  time." This, loo, has its subdued point  ���KI was lonely and melancholy, and  wanted someone to mike me lively She  makes me veiy lively." The note of  contentment, lcl alone exaltation, is  sliangely absent. .' i inexplicable soit  of scowling ies'"- o*i lecnis to be  Evansvillc's neaio&t appioaeh to happiness.  Roosevelt's Development.        ��  Fail fax II. Wheelan, who was a classmate of President Roosevelt at Harvard  College,  says-   "Eooaevclt  came   to  college .i llal-chcsted, somewhat undeisized,  anaemic-looking fellow, with no individuality c\pipssed about, him whatever. Ha  hart,  1 lemembei, piominont eyes, prominent teeth, and stugglmg, palo yellow  ibidc-vvhiskeis     He   inst   cttstingui'ftcd  hiin&olf us a bo\ei, al which ait he cs.-  cellcd.    Ho always  sliappcd a  pair  of  glosses acioss his nose when boxing, and  so skilled was ho that they weie novur  biokcn.    By  haul, seuous and fjilliful  e\eipisc he at last built himself inlo a  biond-shouldeicd, lobust athlete., When  ho lust ciuuo lo college, Koosevclt was  a veiy oidmaiy wnlci    JJo never held a  lugli mink in his wiillen exoicises, but  yot ho diligently cultivated  the ait of  wuting, until uow he luis a eieditablo  hstl of woiks after his name    Koosevclt  jms no speaker.   At one of om fieshmen  class meetings he cndoavoicd to nominate a man for piesident, and ho could  only    sputter    and    stammer  '   Woida  seemed to come too fast for him.   Now  ho  is  a  fluent    and  forceful    speakci.  Roosevelt graduated twenty-second m his  clnss, but within three yeais of leaving  Iliuvnad   he  had  wntton   his  'War  of  1812/   was lcadei   of  his  party  in   the  New'Yoik Legislature, and candidate for  Speaker of the Lower House."  The Critical Cook.  l!    �����  Mistress���But why do you want to  leave, Alary? Seivant���Why, mum, tho  young ladies don't diess with any stylo  or taste; and wherever I've been I've  always been used to copyin* the young  ladies; but your young ladies ain't worth  copyin'.���Ex.  Why the Messenger Boy Ran.  Jimmy���Dat new kid seems ter be in  an orful hurry.  Jerry���Dat's all right. ��He ain't ear-  ryin' no message. He's goin'*up to de  news-stand ter git de new book about  "Cross-eyed Chris, de Crafty Cracksman."  THE CHILIAN WARSHIPS.  ,    Oliver���Pa, what does bon-mot mean?  Pa���Oh, don't bother me!    Get your  Latin dictionary and find out for yourself 1���"Ally Sloper's   Half-Holiday."  * ��  Is Disease Beneficent?  In a recent address at University  College, Liverpool, Eng, Sir Frederick  Treves insisted that wc can no longer,  after the manner of our forefathers, regard disease as an evil influence distinct  from ail natuial processes and having  nothing beneficent in any of its manifestations The "Hospital" comments on  his remarks in these terms: ^       .i  "The   old  physicians  regarded .every  symptom of disease as being of necessity  wholly  noxious  and  as  needing  to  be  stamped out.    If  the  patient vomited,  the  vomiting must be  stopped;   if   he  coughed, the  cough must be  made   to  sease; if he failed to take food, he must  be made to eat.    To the modern physician, hov\ever, things appeal in a veiy  t diileient manner.   To them theie is nothing  preternatural  about1 disease.    Not  only is it the outcome of natuial pio-  oesscs, but  these  piocesses  aie    themselves, m many cases, niaiked by a pur-  5ose, and that puipose a beneficent one.  'he time has come when it would rather  appear that many of tho so-called symptoms of disease aic but cxpiessions'of a  natural effort towRrd cure; that they are  aot malign in intent, but have foi their  end the lidding of the body of the veiy  troubles ivhicli they are supposed to represent.   Take, for example, tubeiculesis.  Modern pathology teaches that the so-  called symptoms of this disease do but  represent a valiant attempt on the part  of the body to repair an accident, such  accident being the entrance of a parasite  into  the  tissues.    Take, again, an inflammation following a septic wound of  a finger.    The disease, so called, is distressing enough, but the manifestations  are no mere outcome of a malign purpose.   They arc well intended, and havo  for  their object the protection  of  the  body   from   further   parasitic   invasions  and the elimination of such septic matter  as may have been already introduced;  and so on.   Even the much-dreaded peritonitis which to surgeons of the past appeared as the very hand of fate���an impending horror spreading only disaster  and death���is now recognized as the operating  surgeon's   best   friend.     Times  have changed; our views have altered;  and we must no longer 'fight' disease in  the old manner, nor 'attack' it with the  old weapons."  Chili and Argentina by the teems of  a reoont treaty hava agreed tliat their  respective navies and armies shall not  be above a certain streag'h. Chili is,  therefore, trying to gall two battleships,  building in Britain and almost eomplat-  ed. Press despatches say that both  Germany and tha Unitsd States have  made offers for tiie vassals. An English exchange says of them :���  The two battleships launohed recently  for the Chilian, Government show what  can be dona by naval aiohitocts working .unfettered  by the restuctions  imposed when designmg ships for the Brft-  ish navy, to comibma  on a  small das-  placement great offensive and defensive  power,    Though only of 11,800 tons, or  smaller than the Kenown, the Constitution and Libeitad could meet even tho  British King Edvvaids   of  16,350   tons,  with every prospect of holding their owvi,  and   as   throe   Libertads   only  cost   as  much as two King Edvvaids, the superiority of the  type fiom   the  economic  point of' view is maiked     The Chilian  ships  cany a  battery  ot  four   10-inch  guns and fourteen 7 5-inch  quick-fii ei s,  as against the King Edward's four  12-  inch, four 9 2's, and ten 6-mch, but tha  King Edward's guns will be of less power and initial velocity, while the battery  of  the British  ship is  obviously  more  complicated���"a    collection     of     specimen*," Colonel Cumberti has lather unkindly called it.   As Mr. Watts was, wo  believe,   lesponsible  for   the  impoitant  features of the Chilian ships, this suggests the lines which he will follow m  Jus new designs for the British navy.  Since these two Chilian warships are to  be  sold,   it  would  almost   seem worth  while to acquiie them for the navy.  Why Men Marry.  Iioaded to Kill.  Alfred Henry Judd, the' driver of a  hansom cab, appeared boforo Mr. Plow-  don at Marylabone Police Court to answer a summons for carrying in his cab  five .persons in excess of the authorized  number. The defendant pleaded guilty,  and in mitigation lie urged that most  of the passengers were juveniles. Mr.  Plowden���How many ware there ? Tho  defendant���Sevei.. sir. Mr. Plowden���  Seven 1 Where did you put them all���  on tha roof ? (Laughter.) The'defendant���All inside, sir. They were very  close, I'll admit, but it was just a littl*  party, and I wanted to oblige. Thoy  only averaged seventeen to ' twenty  years of age. Mr. Plowden���And you  call them juveniles 1 I thought  you meant perambulator -. juveniles.  (Laughter.) The       defendant���Tho  agreement was that I was- to  pull up at the rank and get another vehiclo, but before we got there  we met the inspector, Mr. Plowden���I  never heard of such a thing in my life.  Seven muat be a record number, I should  think. .You seem to know no limit,  and would have taken fourteen, appar-  THE "SLEEPING-SICKMuSS."k  The conditions now existing In Uganda. , where tho disease, "sic ping-siok*  ness," is raging with special violence,  have induced the British Foreign Offlco to send out a royal commission to investigate, under the dlreo  tion of Dr. Low of tho London  School of Tropical Medicine. BaysTht  Hospital (December 27) :  *v-'Dr. Low, who has just returned ta  iuigland, leaving the bactenologist of  the commission' to puisue fuither inquiries, brmgs' back vvitli him a narrative foi which it would be haid to find  parallels even among the Intones ot the  epidemics of tho JVi dun. Age**. He estimates that the diaoase, winch last mado  its appi'iuanco in the Piotectoiate a  'few ytuia' ago, litis since thai time do-  6lioyed the lives ot between twenty aud  Unity thousand people, and ho tells ua  thai if hai. pioduceil i depopulation un-  dir which gieat had-, oi land haw  piibjed out of ciilti'.ui in, uid vmijcIi  nli<Mdj -,1'iiously illctU llic financial ie  souicus, ot   the county.   .    .   .  "The  su-ciillud   sleeping sickness.'   has  boon known ioi miinj   ycais as an endemic diseaso of tlio west const of ,Af-  nca, usually confined lo the belt lying  between jbcnogambia on the noilh of the  equaloi, and Loadnii on the south, but  extending into the   Congo   at least a��  fai as to Stanley Falls, and it was for  niorly occasionally   unpolled   into    tha  West Indies, but has not been seen theia  sinco^-tJie^ abqlihon^.otj the slave tiade.  Between "Uganda and "tiie   Congo theio^  is      no   _ tiade       loute,      and      Ihe  precise    ,* time    t and       manner        ol  tho   introduction   Into   Uganda aio un  known.    The attendant phenomena have  been seized upon by one or two wi iters  of fiction, but, until lately, have hardly  been  made  the  subjects   of 'seuous  scientific mquiiy.    The lesults of  such  inquiry appear to show that the malady  is essentially a chronic form of meningitis, that it is pioduced'by the piesenca  of*a 'germ,' presumably bactenal, and  that it is communicable fiom peison to  person through channels which have not  as  yet   ben  clearly  demonstrated,   the  general fact   of  mfectivcness not being  doubtful.   It seems to diflei wi .ely from  the  only  form f of    endemic  meningitis  known in Europe, the so-called 'ceiebro-  spinal,' in its chionic character, as well  as in its almost invaiiably fatal issue,  recovery or cure being practically   unknown.    The  early  symptoms  are    so  slight that they would easily escape tha  notice of an unpracliced observer;  but  the   natives   of   Uganda   have   become  thoroughly acquainted  with them, and  have brought to the hospital of the commission many commencing cases in which  their diagnosis has been only too surely  justified   by   the   event.    The   duration  varies from one month to six, and tha  disease is described by Dr. Low as being capable  of  being classed  with  hydrophobia as one of the most fatal that  is known ^to4 mankind.   ,_  More or less  slowly the early hstlessness passes into  coma, and the coma into death, with occasional desoptive   periods of apparent  improvement.   No treatment appears to  exert any definite influence upon eitael  the  march or  the teimination  of  thf  malady.   A precise statement of the results obtained by the commission will,  we understand, be laid before the Royal  Society as  soon as possible,  and prior  to   publication  elsewhere;   but in    tha  meantime the commissioner of the State,  Colonel Sadler, is doing whatever is possible to cheek._the advancement of tha  disease by the enforcement of isolation;  the great fear being that it may ultimately reach the railway, and may tihus  be earned out of the country by way  of Mombasa.    So far, the only cases observed have been in people of negro race,  but there can be no confidence that Europeans would be exempt if they wer��  continuously  exposed to  the   presumed  infeotion."  It is noted by The Lancet ,tha.t> the  disease has recently spiead most rapidly eastward, on which it remarks :  "The importance of this eastward  spread could not be ovei estimated, because, with railway communication now  existing between the lake and tbe coast,  the disease might readily at any tim��  be carried there, and find a suitable field  for its spread, and then the question  of transmission to J dia would have to  be considered. Its es f-ension north might  ba a menace to Egypt, as the couv  munication via the Nile is now beoous  ing a more frequent one."  ru@E of "th�� sguwsmLigmb.  < The New York Sun says ths.t,the story  of tha sudden rise to popularity of  squirrel skin in the world of dress this  ^  flow of water fiom  the land     If done  in the spring the woik comes dining a  busy penod.    Ln  sucn  case*  the   topo-,  season is not geneially known. It was ' giaph> of the land isjaigely lobe con  ^3  brought about by the ingenuity of a  Russian offioial^j For years and years  ecitain Russian peasants m Siberia paid  their taxes rn squiirel skins., This being  an old custom, tha Czai's 'Government  idid not caieto cause haidship and breed  discontent by changing it. But theie  was little demand foi Russian squinel  skins. The whole Ameiican trade took  only 20,000 skins per annum at the low  piup of 12 cents each l The skins ao-  cumulaicd in the Russian Government's  vv.uehouscs m Sibena. Theie weie millions upon I'l'llions of them piled up  theie Tho official in question; knowing  that the skins weie light m weight, soft  and waini decided hist yeai^to lest the  cip'icu of fashion in lesppcl to' Uiem  he \e-il o\ii to Paiis, called upon a  fui'LHia rti c-,s nakei, and pcismukd him  to iuc some of the skins The idea was  a success Puns set the pace, English  society folk took up tno fashion, and  fashionaible Aineiicniia biougnt the squu-  icl skin cnue acios�� the wo-lei to this  side lThu iesult in this couutiy has  been that in 1002 the United States unpolled neaily 5,000,000 sqiuuel skins at  about 37 cents each wholesale, as against  20,000 at 12 cents each, in 1901 <The  rest of the* woild was equally libeial.  Tlhe gieat demand emptied the Sibenan  warehouses of squinel skins at a considerable profit.  - "������^~"���������������^������ t  ,    How the License Act Works.  The following clippings fiom a London paper show in what manner the  new English licensing act is working:-  ���Charlotte E. jDruce, wife of a night  porier, was summoned by her husband  at Westminster Police Court, under tho  new act, for judicial separation. It appeared that the husband had had a  a terrible experience for ten years. His  wife had over and over again pawned  his home for drink; ev-eiything had been  done for her, and she had been foi given  for violent assaults committed while  she was diunk. Sho had been detained  in Lady Somei set's' Home. A few days  after she was dischaiged in October last  she was found diunk in Piccadilly. Mr.  Horace Smith decreed a separation order, the husbandcto pay,6s. a week and  have the custody^ of the children.  A separation ordei was made at  Stratford against the wife of a commissionaire. She was alleged to be ,an  habitual drunkard, and, as jher husband  was pierpared to piovide for her, the  Magistrate  granted  the  summons.  Isabella Evans, a married woman,  against whom three convictions for  drunkenness were proved within twelve  months, was before Mr. Horace Smith  to be dealt with under the new licensing  act She refused to entertain the idea  of going voluntarily to   an inebriates'  '-��1  (*  **���  4  * *  J  ;.$  M  *   r  J''  v* r  ��"<  sideicd,   and   no   plan   or'method     will  apply foi all.   The effects of li mng the  land" aic also frequently discussed,  but  tho application of line must be govern-  '  ed   by   the   amount  oi   green   niateml  !  plowed undoi, the lequiiemcnts' of  the  soil legaidii'g limp and its acidity.   The  faimeio miibt  ondcivoi'to study  theso  conditions, foi loo little lime may be of  no  seivice, vvhile  foo much m ly cause  liijmy.    The' selection  ot live stock de- .  pends  upon   the  teiliiily  of'the  taini.  koine  biceds can    Joinge     be'tei   than;  otheis,   some   can -find    subsistence   on  hilly land  that cannot be plowed,  and  some lequne le.-.s eaie than olhcis ; <bufc\  theie aie  bicerts which  thnve only on. '^ i  hmniant paslmage, and which demand   ! |  attention dm nig all seasons of the yeai. -, jjr  On ceitain fauns only the active bieed3   'ih :  aie suitable, tout    on    olhei  fauns tho   - ft  most piofil    is (.deuved  oy  the use ofi      I  bleeds that give a leluin foi  the cxtia   j'*j       . .  laboi bestowed.    Evciy fanner must be      |  ��-"^|  capable of selecting what    he icqunes,  and if he is iinablc lo  do so,  then he  ���has sonicll mg  to 'learn,   a��    a farmer.  What each larmci    should cideavor,to  do is  to  in lei lire'illy  plan  in  advance.  his opeiations lor the' j'eai. lie nigy pio-  baibly leainr much    bv    obseivmg - his  neighbors, but bhcic will be some conditions on his farm  which  do not apply-  to their soils,' and  he  must  solve   the  problems unaided.    Much benefit is.be- >Tf!  ing derived by faimeis from ftbe work   t'A  of the expeument    stations,    but  'the f   <:;  farmer should also make his farm" one ,r I  on which to expenmentA The inforina-1"-  tion   given1 fiom   the  stations  will-ha i,  valuable'and  of    gieat  assistance,' but  5  the many little    details    pertaining to   "  each farm cannot be anticipatPd by th�� "-^  directors of  the stations,   and  formers'^  can  therefore  not' only  educate  them-.' ���  selves by experiments,  but  also  be  of  service to the statione by making known.^ ''S^^'  their experience.���Philadelphia Record    *  * "&'������ ^m  , li'  '   ,        Have a Smile. r _ >   ,  There onco was a man from Nantucket,  Who kept all his cash in a bucket';.* ,i'  But his daughtci named Nan yf ;  " Ran away with a man, ' *   J  And as lor the bucket, Nantucket.     ���> *  ���Princeton Tiger,   j   ���  -~J* j  Jim���bay ���    If you'll notice, you'll sea,  ,  that most of these big Wall stieet men  staited on a faim _, '  "-*  Sam���Ves, and that is where thoji  learned to water stock���Pnncetoa_  Tiger. ". s ,   '    ;"  srY-  There once was 'a nice young Mr.   ,    v|  Who loved some one ���else's sr. M  When he asked her to wed��� ^  \\  She just nodded her head,     / * |  So he promptly got uip and'he la*. * f  , '        ���Wesley an Liteiary Monthly. ��� \  ��� ,     ��-^��� '     A   ,*-*[;>'  "I have no doubt youdiave heard soma   .��  stories to my disci edit," he said. ���*s      //I  "I don't like to put it in;ft&3'ty.w,?r,��<  she quietly replied. " .*', '\,",^  "How then ?" he hop^uy asked.    * ",*��  "I havo never ,hea*J*'any  atories. to.-^y  home, and excitedly declared  that she    your credit," saidish __cieveland ''Plain"  would sooner go for trial.   Mr. Horace.   Dealer. ' , \ , fA\  Smith:    "That is where you will go, so ��   - ���        ^ \  that you can be sent away for years."       A legislator of Charlton bounty, Mo.,  In sentencing an habitual drunkard, a   makes the following unique explanation'.  Journalism in Evansville, Indiana, is  nothing if not domestic. Through the  agency of the "Courier-Journal" it had  been trying to find out why men marry.   -   - ,      ,,,        .        .,---..  Tho editor sent a circular letter to his   ��n"y* if they had been juvenile enough,  masculine subscribers, asking them for   "X��u wiu bo fin?d 5s-> 'vvitil 2*- cost3,  a  personal, explanation.    He   publishes ;  the   replies,   but   mercifully   suppresses       ���' '  German woman named Marie Schmidt,  to" three years' detention in St. Joseph's  Inebriates' Home, Mr. Denman said that  the case was an example of what happened with regard to some of the foreigners who came to this country. She  had been convicted for drunkenness 23  times in two years, and had been kept  at the public expense. She would now  be kept for another three years by the  public.  At Greenwich Edwin Churchill, aged  35, no home, was proved to be an habitual drunkard, and was ordered to be  placed on the blacklist .  At Neath Borough Police Court yesterday an application by the Chief Con-  staible Lto have a man who was charged  with drunkenness placed on the blacklist was granted. The Mayor explained  the object of the application, and tho  defendant replied: "I am very glad."  The Mayor: "I am pleased that you  desire to reform, and I hope you will  be able to keep your good resolution."  Live Stock and Manure.  The manure on the farm repiesents  capital, but a problem to many farmers  is when to spread the niamne. If done  in the fall, upon plowed gi ound, the land  may lose portions of the plant food by  pi his presence in the Legislature:  "I was born under a tobaccoj le  leafi _!���..,  grew up between the corn rows, Vnd I've  got my share of hardtack and pork.  Now, by ginger, I've a thousand acres ofi  the best land in Charlton County, andh j.  I thought I would like to get out among  the boys some. I guessed I could ba  elected, and I was." *  i. ^ �� j- ^  A farmer was one day selling wool  to a carrier, and alter weighing "it t in  the j'ard he went into the house to  -make out an invoice.' Coming back^ia  (missed a cheese, which had been stand- ^  ing on a shelf behi"d the outer door,  and, glancing at the bag of wool, ha  obsei v ed that it had suddenly increased "a  in si/e. i ", _   *  "Man,"   he   said   to   tho   carrier,   "I    w  hae clean forgotten the weight o' that     *  bag.   Let's pit it on the scales again."  <- The carrier could  not lefuse    Being  duly weighed the bag was found to be  heavier   by   the   weight   of   the   cheese  inside     A  new invoice was made out, >  and the crestfallen cairier went away. *  The farmer's wife mshed out to her     *���  husband,   saying   that   the   cheese   had  been stolen. ��� ���   .,  Farmer���Na, na, Meg, I hae just selu  the cheese for twa shillm's tbe pundl������'  Eiurbsh Paper.  ',J,,,?4:  'f -* .-���. -*  First Phfladelphlan���Art thon ln pain, my  friend ?  Second Phlladelphlan���I've Just heard tnat  my brother fell from the roof of Ills homo.  '   F. P.���Was he killed ?  S. P.���That's Just It. He hasn't strooB  yet.���New York Sun. ���  REMARKABLE MEDICAL CASE;  BRIGHT'S DISEASE CONQUERED  Startling    Ctxra    RspDrtad  From a Small Town  in Nova Scotia  (From Mail and Empire.)  Halifax, N. S., Feb. 5.���(Special.)���  News has reached here frorii thelittle  Town of Shubenacadie, on the Intercolonial Railway, in Hantz County,  of a cure that is just as important  from a medical point of view as the  operations of Dr. Lorenz are from a  surgical standpoint. The disease that  has at last yielded to medical research - is the    long '   unconquerable  [Bright's Disease, that has for so  many years held 'physicians' skill at  bay, and its victims at its mercy.  The patient in this case is said to  have been a young girl named Alice  Maud Parker, and two doctors who  diagnosed her case gave it as their  unalterable opinion that Bright^s Disease had her in its clutches, and that  only the grave awaited her. The patents, unwilling to give up the struggle while life remained, are said to  have experimented with special preparations, and as a last resource  pinned their faith on Dodd's Kidney,  Pills, with the result that to-day the  girl is in the best of health.  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C.    s \TU'l;i>AV.  1IAK0H ?3.   ��903'  VMHIUMMtWiUM ��M>1U< MWttff  ^*       any (riouse in   I own. , - ' ���  '   ( .   "     , v Try 4 &?s   w/��fo   ##J &�����&   ��?@��o  Griant  Powder- on   hand.  -48  'CE  California   Method of Work  ing Such Gold Gravels.  Somo Valuablo Pointers From 0  P.f'.no Superintendent ���Orilt  Operations antl Tpoatmsnt.  No. LI���Concluded  Equipment and method of saving  gold.��� The i.ext inipoitnnt feat in c,  a'i'lei determining flic presence of  gold iu paying quantities, and  opening up sufficient giound to  'develop, as,fai as (possible, tbe extent ot the pay, is fo determine the  best method of saving it  We will not attempt to describe  tbe various way--, by^wluc'ii tins is  accomplished' under tiie different  conditions wlieie ci 11 ft mining is  earned on, but v,ill .confine this article Lo a description of this particular plant, which 1-as successfully  handled tbe mateiial and produced  satisfactory lcsults.  ���       r.  At present tbe gravel is hoisted  in au lion bucket, but it is our intention to put ou a skip, which  will ob\ late the necessity,of a man  to land it,  and   requne  occasional  attendance oidv.  > " . -,   *  From the time the 'gravel is  loaded into the bucket fiom the bin  , in the sump at ,tbc mam shaft, and  hoisted, it is carried ' bj' gra\ ity to  the mill and requires no hirlber  handling, tiie material being dumped on the gnzzly, drops into a  laigc bin directly underneath, from  which a short chute, controlled by  a gate, allows it to pass to a Challenge automatic feeder and then into the mill, fiom which the pulp,  after flowing ovei tbe table, is cai-  ried into tbe tailings flume and discharged into fhe gulch.  A 5-stamp mill is used to cutsb  tbe cement, which is quite - bard  and compact,'tbe stamps weighing  900 pounds and dropping 5 inches  about 90 times a minute, which  seems to give tbe most satisfactory  results; tbe discharge is kept at  about 4 inches, by chuck blocks of  varying, heights, and the screen  used is the ordinary steel wire cloth  with 5 boles to the inch. A laigcr  quantity of water is turned into the  mortal than is customary iu quartz  milling, and cairies the pulp onto  the table as soon as 1 educed to tbe  lcquired fineness.  The bitteiyswalci is taken Irom  the tail-race, aftei passing the  water wheels, aud was frequently  found to carry oil ou the surface ���  drippings from thcvaiious machines under which it passes ;���lo prevent this oil fiom 1 caching tbe  moitar fhe battery watci box or  launder fiom the tail-race was  d-opped two inches below the main  'flume, and a strip of wood inserted,  acting as a weir 111 the tail-iace,  and raising the s 111 face of the tail  water     above     the    auerturc    to  the battel y water flume, which is  a'so conlioiled by ,i gate, Lo cai'ij  off all luipiiiiliesj and pic\enl then  being diawn :nto the uioilui '  After    passing   Uie   ���-cicen    tin-  pulp flow > o\ ei a wooden table, the  full width of the moitar and 10 feet  long, set lo a guide* ol r*^ inch pci'  toot     Tins tabic is built with two-'  ii.cli smooth 1} dressed stioar  pine*  pl.inkson the bollom, the width of  the   planks   being' such Unit on!)  one joint was  nccessaiy, the sides  being'6 inches wide  01   high.    A-  cibss. Uie bottom planks of Uie tabic  aud at   light   angles   to  the flow,  weiccut  foiu  channels,   ij/  mcli  deep  aiid'sji'' inches wide 011 top,  and  shaped  acci'iateh   to  a  template; the distance'between channels  being   gradually   diminished,  approaching 11 e lover cud     ln op  ciation, the action of Lhe pulp and  LbeiesulLs   weie  admnable, a continuous roll  taking  place  at  each  channel, wheie   the'pulp was tur.i-  ed ovei and ovei before escapn g  Ouicksiher was fed lulo ^ the  moitai*at iegulai internals, and the  last channel ou the table was kept  full}'' charged also, tbe thiee uppei  channels,t however, leccived no  "quick" except that accumulating  fiom the pulp, aud tbe uppeimost  oueviequued cleaning,up evei)- da\T,  a stiiug of amalgam" as laigc  as one's thumb remaining  here "after a da} 's 11111 The otbet  channels were left with theii ac-  cumulations'of amalgam until the  mil was completed.  I'Voni tbe table the pulp dropped  into a launder across tbe end, and  from which it passed through an  amalgam trap, constructed with  thiee partitions in a square box,  being srmilai to a short section of a  cyanide precipitation box, .and  thence into tbe tailings flume,  which was ptovided with nests of  liffies at niter vals iu its length, and  served to ariest any quicksilver  that escaped fiom the trap.  No copper plates weie used, the  greater part of the gold being quite  coaise and bea\y, aud the fine  gold escaping the upper channels  being caught in tbe last channel,  the lesult showing a very close  saving as* compared with tbe  sample values, taken at regulai al  the feeder, it being estimated that a  little over 90 pei cent of the gold  contents of the gravel was gathered  from the mortal and tbe table, of  which the mortal furnished approximately 23 per cent; fiist channel,  32; second, 18; thiul, 10 and fourth  15 per cent, while the amalgam  tiapand liffies yielded only a per  cent.  The wide difference in the saving between the moitar and the  table is due to the low dischaigc,  laigc screen mesh and the quantity  of water admitted to the mortar.  Theie is considerable "msty"  01 "icd" gold, which is also saved  on tbe table, and gathered up separately, as it refuses lo amalgamate  until nibbed iir the pan, to ietuo\c  the coating of iioir oxide.  T'��� e general character oi tlic gold  is tlic smooth washed, clean, channel \aii_ty, vai>i>ig iu 'lzciiom  "fiom 'Mo pieces Yielding 50 cent*.,  all ol i*i Inch fields readily to amalgamation, and a fe.v uir;gct-* ba\e  been fouud \ allied as high as ',$3.?5.  Under tire conditio.,s as staled,  tlic mill rs capable of handling fiom  foity to foit}-fhe tons per day, and  the cost of mining and milling wjs  found to be between J5i* y> and $1.-  40 pet ton, with malcruil that will  average, in actual woik, about $2 -  25 pci ton, but cousideiiug Lhe fact  that Lhe giavel extracted io lar has  been taken fiom an overflow it  augurs well lor the values to be obtained 1:1 working the channel pio-  per and the fuluie productiveness  of the pioperty.  The enine plant, it may be said,  i^ opeiated by water /power,'2600  feet ol n-inch pipe, under a head  of 185 feet, about 40 miners' inches  being icquiied foi the hoist, mill  and two pumps       '  mediately be pul iato operation,,  but that 1L should be left in the  lift"ds of Hi,.- Gov emor-Geueial,  which would mean tliat the Minis-  fly could advise what, should be  Uonc w'lth it. ���[Tilts Noithern'  comply has a! j each had a bitter ex*  p'.-nence   ol   Alien    Acts,   and   it  wants no more ol lliuu.l  1 ,   -i  .NOTICE.  TVTOTJOL ;*, lioi jl)j an on that nppIi(iilioii  \i ill bu nuulo to tho Legislative Assent'.  bl> o! lhe Pio-'inco ol iii itisli'Ooluinhiu ut  Us ue v.t Srisaon Ioi mi \.cl iinllion/iiijf the  liiili&h Au.ei-fun liiad^mn Comuunj , Lltl,,^  ���o <h\tit nml i|i|>in])itutc the Viiteisof  Pino Ct coii., 111 the Ihstiict of A-tlir^ in the  PiOMiice cl llijlis'i Columbiu, at .1 Point  1 hmo Pmo Cioelc Pitllo nbotit .WO fei-l, for  C10 I'liipost* tit ^eiioiat,iiff,olcctiiCjr|)o��(*i.  foi the iniijiosu of supp'i 111s the siudp to  1 he miiios-avcl ilioclgin**; oposiitioiis, .ilon,j  Pine Ci<*l1c anil tlio nci^liboi hood theido^,  au<l to olmiffe tolls tlioiolo:.  T11L lJUrriSIf VMLIUCVN DIUJDGING  , inh2l-8 OOMPANiT    r.nU'iED,  NOTICE.  'jVfOrtCJb ii lion b\   Ki\eu   tli.it Si\t^   iln;n  .iftei dnlo  I  mtuiiil   to  applj   to' tha  Chief  Coinuiisi,inni.i  of Lund     and  WoiK��  Ioi ppi .niSbion   to   pu1t.I1.1su   the   iollow in;?  A       -ft   a   f    <   '   <   v�� *  - ilcciihi-il   tuct ot  Itiiul  foi   <t^:i loultuiol ,  Ail   JlI-AdViSeO  JrfOpOSltiOn.      pin poses    Thut p.acol 01 ti.iotof lnmlsit-  u.itod  111   tlio   \thii Lake   Mminir'Dmsioii,  commoiiOiiif  nt a post pKintud ut llioN.V.",  Sn Chailes Tupper, 111   speaking   cor.ici  of Atim Tmwwtp, thenoo lltst it*  Of'tbe   Alaska    Bouildarv   dispute,    ohaim, thonto   1.01th 20 chains, thenee   vest  ' ' -.0 clihius, tlieneo south 20 chains to point of  Said \ bat he   was   Still  111 faVOl of a   oommoiiecmcnL,  uo.'tai.miK- 80 acies,   mom  pioposihoii he had laid before Pai- or���l8lsk'    ,tl     ���.-,..    #>P"^V   ,  11 , ,    Paled nt Vtlin, 1> U , tins dth dnj ot Mm elu,  liameuf as the   best  solution of the ;iuj*5 -   , nuuT-St  difficultj     It "'as   that 1'ailiament ,*"   should uass a measure emooweiinsr I  NOTICE.  the Dominion   Government to con-^o'rron i4 heio'bj jnen timt Siko iiajr  struct a line  of raihvay fioui-Kiti-, ���,    ���lfty,'''I-ll-e;j  ��uo: .1  to  im>p1> to the  , wl.ier   ConuiiiibSionei   of  Lands  tinu woik*.  mat 01 some other Northern   B. C.   foi ra-im ��on to pi*ieiii>se tin* foiipwjunr  s'eapoit,   to Dawson, and that the, de,tic,lb��cli,n,oelo,"l"ictor lt"d f01'0^1'1  'cultiiial  puipos.es    Coiriniencin*r ui a ;iost  Canadian Pailiament should pr.'-s a  law dealing with Americans1 mining in the Yukon Teiritory, similar  to the law iu the United States,  which'forbids Canadians fiom mining in that country. He contended that such   a  law   need   not im  planted on the eastslioro ol Atlitito Rnei\;  thence 20 pLuins 'in 'a noithe2l3 iliioeUon  a'oritf the >,1ioi<> of T.iKu Aim; thence X  chains in an eustei!} diioi'tiou; tlienee 28  chains in a soutlieih ducction; tlieticeStf  chains in a westoil}'���iliiection, to tlio point  ol commencement, contaiuing- 10 ace's mors  oi leus T. Hincheliflo.  Takti Cil-y ,BC, Decomboi ISth, 1002.  mil St  SPECIALTIES  IN  FANCY   CAKES    &   PASTRY.  Fresh Es'&aeZj, Hyo Bread, oto.  Ciias. jMyer, Proprietor.  t Good Rooms to Kent���By the llaj. Week or Month at leasonable lates  ;ci  ^4^  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butcher  FIRST   STREET,    ATUN;   B.   C.  C. DOELKER, .  .    .    .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .    .  Fish,    Game   in   season and   home    made   Sausage.  First Strki:t,   Atlin.  HAN��  H��TE  l-TNIvST EQUIPPED HOTET, IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French   Resiassrant ise   Consieciiaii.  A. R   I\IcDonalo,   Proprietor.  Coinci of First and Disco\ery ��Slrcets.  r.  ' 1 'M  fr  , i >'        o."7 '    l'M&  '<   ��� 5 /      fe'f:  I., :,  ' -<t  -s  *.��J  n  f'- ���*,  ���.I     If*.  1-  ^ 31  I  ' i    . "I  'r\  AAA '\;Vf-i' '  /     ' A   ' 3',''*KV*-**ifJ  '   '    ftft!!'"'*'   A5  1 \ '- "��* 1   -  ��� ,   '-l.v.i'-c ir-T cr*|'  -' ?,  *1     -'s<  M~   -"l>    I  4":*^i  ',S  ^ if "A I  *tf      -<��� t-S-T  I   i  \AiM  ��     IV- \  I      *    *L-<k* ' -=V^ *T^'ii  ', .'.i-vi    1 *<ii-..r   '/^'T?S?^E^X4  '      iv"  >'���'-   *    \ * 'i  4 :i  tj^^'l^'^  ''' /^"-^O^- ;7!i:'-r':.:.'*!': -7'A;iA���;.<.>,7.-J;y>y.;i.A,-.  fe^&SSiSi  ^^M^^^M^^0^ii0^^^^^ (Ms Cape'tf Vs.  Rev. Henry ..verton Cobb, D.D.'.  Collcgiute Church, Spventy-  sevonty street and West Bad  avenuo, Now York.  "All these things are, awilnst mo."'���fieuo-  ���la, sill., 30.  "We know that to Uii*ni that love God  nil tilings work U>jfL*tUer for ),"joU."���Kurt mans, vlll., 28.  i   What  makes   fihia   difluicnci?  be*woen  the gloomy  outlook  of Jacob and -flic  dieerJhd conlklo-i.:e    of St.    P.-iul ?      It  eeemod to tdio 0110 that all tilings wer��  at enmity with liiw;  it occmed to  tlic  fttiier tlisut u.ll things) weie his scivu.nl!  and frionds.  ( It mj not th.it J-.101.1) had more than  hia stoio of adversity and Hi. Paul loss  Look at the life of St. Paul iroiu a ma'-  teiiml btandipoiiit anil you & c that he  had  fche  rougher   exponent -.     Sum   uf  - the life of Jacob and you sec* that tllic  things w4iich seemed against liim all  had turned fco his, banoliit.  and" to consultations with rarious oft-  cials. He is very fond of dancing, and  his entertainment in "Medo Jfloic**." thn  handsome residence buflt by Gen. Ores-  po, and rented by tlio Crcspo family to  tien. Castro, have become famous all  over the country. The home life' of  President Casfro is ideal. Ii is beautiful  wife was' orphaned early in hie, aud  was adopted by the powortul Aiochn  family of .Mwacaifx). Mine. Castro *is  exceptionally well educated. She is beloved by tho people of Caracas for her  charity. .All (Jen. Castro's unofficial life  is passed beside her ��� what time she ii  alone, i1- given over to beiievoleuce. Thu  eouple biive no children. ' i  FQ.1 THE FARM* R.  The farm, with its animals and plants,  It,? various labors, cares, tasks and pleas-  urea, summons to action every faculty.  The thinking hraiii und working hand  must aoL logetlicr, and thus tho symmetric growth is secured which actual  life requires.  I"*!  uke,ofclhor baud, ended his life in a  ��nan dungeon. Hid life soeuied a fa il-  rure. Yei.it is Si. Paul who says,-"All  things have worked together for nij  good."  It migbtv secai "as though the difl'ea-encc  of outlook were wholly a mailer oi  , BMad. TSieio are days when ulio skies  Mem to smile upon ua and everything  foes our -way. There are other days  mhva" everything seems against us and  W a*e at o<WLs .with, everybody. Has  the wosid changed its complexion over-  ���Igbk! ZW-o know, rather, that tflio  ���bangs is due to aojnofching within us���  that it is 'we, not things, who are crook-  ad and cross-grained, and need regulating. If God's providence is not to' out  liking tin oure i�� not to be found in  ���banging tthe order of'things to suit us  but iu feeing^ ouraelvca changed into tha  ttceneaav i. e, to* ihe liking of God.  So Bt, Paul toitfe na."   The confident  optimistic  outlook  which  we   associate  .with a dliTOpfXil mood may become habitual witk u��.      Think of yourself    ai  ��� within the circle ��f God's love.   Let nothing shake your faith in the fact tha.t  Gwd oacea tot you.   Tho conviction musl  follow that "all things aro yours." The  ' Ffcttber oi men is afee the God of things.  Nothing is left to chance.    Nothing is  indifferent or meaning-leas.   If He is foi  ,ni nothing eon be against us. -All things  ���uut be'^working together for our gootl  ��� "WW�� tlHogaj seem against you, tthen  -try to 'dfrjoorer tho muroo-so of a lovina  "A ���    ^oirX-' ZUho ioariaor compels tike  aa  ^(hich seemingly wwiLd hurl him  ^_^, \gMU- fibo.sfcoro tro carry him to hit  ta dV*lr>s tibia ho has butt learned  tjaeiorces whicli God sen* ta  If any spraying of vines or fruit trees  is  contemplated   to  check  tungoua   diseases,   it   should   be   remenvhcicd   tliat  Hi. Paul, ot! | EUch  treatment is only 'prow ,il.ive,  and  j^  I, that   the  first   application "should  made when tlic buds arc swelling.  be  ard. Relative to the food the fowls are  to construct the eggs out of, give them  wholesome grains, well-balanced rations, and keep' the houses tree from  lice. The best thing 1 have found to  free the hens from liee and to keep them  healthy is the following mixture :���  Paint the roost poles with it just before  the fowls go to loost. Put a littla in  the nest boxes on the sides ; if you put  it on the bottom' the scent will go  through the eggs : Crude petroleum, 3  quarts; oil of, tar, 4 ounces; carbol c  acid, crude, 1-2 pint ; bisulphial carbon.  ���1 ounces. Mix together and keep rtiglit  in 'a can.    Shako  befou: uiing.  The 253 hen's at Maple (frove Poultry  Parm labt year laid 33,284 egp-.. or  about 132 ci'gs to oaoh hen, and they  sold for !pC'J1.74, or $2.30 in eggt foi  ouch hen. The year's account is as follows :���Kmr, sold lor .��i(J0L.74 ; J3G lien*  'And ao chicks; !ji77tt7 .; pullets to b-il.-uiee  hens that wore sold' and over, !jlK ;  value of fertilizer's, !-.u3.'25 ; r total,  $736.10 ; cost of feed, $253 ; prolit,  S503.US.���Juntos Green, .Maple (!ro\o,  Hamilton, N.Y., infTribunc-Paimer.  "Do as I tell you." Tommy's mamma  cried. "IP* about time, you realized 'the  futility ot struggling against tho inevit-  aibJ��.   Po you know what thai mean/i ?"  "Yi's'm," replied Tommy. "If means,  tilde's no use o' your washing my hands  nn' lace, 'cause they'll 'only' get dirty  again."���Philadelphia Press.,   .  HUMOR &E THE H ,OR.  "Do you know Mr. JTroaoo���Mr. Albert  Fresco ?" inquire ' Mrs. Nuritoh.  "No," ��aid her Jmaband. "Why?"  "I've got an invite to Mrs. Blugore's  garden party, and she says they're going  to dine Al- IVesco."���Philadelphia  Press.  .. Old Gentleman���So you think my  daughter loves you, sir, and you wish  to marry her ! '  ' Dudlcigh-���That's what 1 called to sco  you ,about. > Is there any iusanitj* iu  your family I  Old Gentleman���No, sir I And there'?  not going to be any.���Medical ltecord.  A Coltswold cu-? owned by Mr. J. Harrington, of F.ui-i try, Jll., "pro'luc.-d in  eleven sucoctisite' schsoih lhe paiis of  'twins, foui 'triplets and two fours, or,  in all, tliiity iambs in the eleven seasons. This is pietty nearly, it not quite,  a record.  The winter is the time lo prune* grape,  vines, and it should not be delayed, as  they cannot be cut back with "safety  aft<r spring opens. Vines put out last  spring may bo cut back to three eyes,  and older vinei may havo their new  wood cut'back to six" or .eight buds.  ,  have*.  '-'hour *��� ����   ,  j.    wj*.   fte tiling *'ho supposed    his  , ^sf *> m reality his friend.   Remem-  ) -.f'kww hhe world's beat work has got  "Steelf ~<toao in tbo faoe of adversity, of  poverty and discouragement.   Men hav��  been tktiown back upon feheir own unsus-  ~p��cted resources.   Hardship has set the  ''nsind  free to  dieoover and invent, and  ���plan.   A mas loses his health; how Shall  be make that loss serve him ?   The lit-  tto wwrk ha can do he must do better;  fee maist waste nothing; he will find at  the ond  that the  fragments fie eeono-  iniized count for' stor��  tfhan ffho whole.  ���j-f A maji iosea bis  friends;  ho may find  .*' "w'fttsr' fTiends in go-od books, in his own  r��� .Come, or among neglected people.   They  Mli give a bettor return for his invest-  ment of sympathy.   Brory setback 13 a  , hint that unwork��d  mines of  treasuro  B*ro at our feet if wo havo sense to look  for  them.  y QMs is God's world and everything In  It is a friend to tHie man who loves God,  Everything must help the man who  wants to be the kind of man God wants  Llm to be. There is no surer way  to make the world ajrairvst us than to  forgot Its Maker and .seit our heart oa  the things ��>at are ih it. "Who fol-  'Jowb pleasure follows pain." Do tho will  of God and all thing3 will be your help  ��T8 and your friends. Ail things shali  Work togotiher for your good.  And the night efmll be full of movie.  And tho-jaircs that lnfe��t tho day  Bhall fold their f?nts like tho Arabe,  And as rilmtly steal  away.  Oastro a Hustler.  Of President Castro of Venezuela a  writer ln Tbe Los Angeles Sunday  Times says :���Castro is a man beloved  by his army. Ho treats his soldiers as  comrades ; they have free access to him.  He commands, and he alto aot��. He  orders a charge and leads it. it is  knows that cowards hava been transformed into (jood Aghting men by the  Talor displayed by thair leader. His  first charaoteristk as a ruler is his tire-  lam energy. He is an early riser, and  ���Mnerally takes a morning jrallop on  Sis favorite whito horse atx -t the suburbs of Caraoas. .Returning, le derotes  liinaoelf to State eorrcspondi oe, dictating all his official docume ts to hia  Secretary, and depending lit le, for hi*  memory is marvellous, upon subordinates for details. In the afternoon, every  day in the year, there is 'a meeting of  the Cabinet.   After this a carriage ride  generally lasts until 6 o'clock.  His even*  123 are givon over to State inceptions,  Profit in Egg Culture.  To  make   the  egg   business  p-iy you  must have well-lla\ored eggs.    St.ange  to say, the freshest oi egga many I mc*  are eggs that aio unfit to eat, and yet  people will say au egg is an e^g.   lu-tle  they know, evidently, concerning u leal-  ly freak egg   at its best.   JLiggo too ,vi.e  for food go  every  day  to  market,  no  matter when they were gathered. Many  who keep hens for freuh eggs are very  oar'eful about furnishing stric ly  fi-coli  eggs  t��' their customers,   but   take  no  heed t�� 'their probable or possible flavor.  We farmers are responsible for a great  many little abuses that we are ail too  apt to give no hoed to, and we need to  mend our ways.   We may begin in real  earnest at the poultry yards and houses  in,turning over a new leaf.   It it means  you, reader, tako the suggestion kindly,  and begin at orwa, and it will,not only  pay you in dollars and cents, but in re-,  putation.    We  know   tliat  j-utrid flesh  food, musty grain food, decayed grains  and   all  manner of  filthy   things   that  fowls will oat if they oome under*��� their  ��jres are'ruinous to oggs and unhealth-  ful  for  the  fowls  themselves.    Should  an anisaal die, our fowls should never  to p*wnteted to eat   thereof.      Should  a fo*wi die wo should bury it deep.-Keep  ���v��ry manner, of unfit food from your  fowls, old and young.   I think the poultry fruit ought to be inspected just as  wiofe as milk.    I had a letter from a  person in New York who wanted some  good fresh eggs, and would 'give fancy  prices for them.    He  wantei   to  know  how'I fed tho fowls.    He wanted them  fed food that'would make good eggs,and  not have the whito of the eggs as thin  as water ; he wanted the yolks a good  golden yellow color.    I stopped buying  eggs two years ago, because everybody  thinks  his   eggs   are better    than   hi-j  neighbors'.    These eggs would get mixed with my own and spoil 'the markot  of my good ones.   My customers would  write  back not to  put  in  any of  my  neighbors' eggs.    Why arc so many bail  eggs sent to the market ?   A lady told  ine this summer that the eggs she was  buying were not so fresh and good as  in other years, and I  asked her what  she meant by bad eggs.    I soon found  that the eggs were newly laid, but the  feed had not been of tho right kind to  make a good egg.   1 believe many eggs  are spoiled by farmers who take no notice of what kind of a plaoo they are  Iaid-ln.   The hens lay their eggs in filth  and dirt, and if not gatheied as soon  as laid will be sure to  have tho taste  of their surroundings.    If some people  saw where half the eggs are laid they  would never eat them.   A few days ago  I was in a chicken house where it was  cruel to  keep  th��nn.    The  horses wero  above  them,  and  they  w -re in  water,  dirt  and  lice.    There  was   no   ventilation,  and   they  bad  to   sleep   and   lay  their  eggs as   best   they  could.    Fiom  such places as th-"se bad eggs come.   I  was in a chioken house tho other day  that looked as if it had not been cleaned out for ten ycurs.   Some will give a  dead horse  to  tbn   hens to  eat.    Such  food and such care are what make bad  eggs.   They are not lit to oat.  Now, to make a success of the poultry business your hens in their houses  should be as oleau and comfortable as  you are in your house. To many the  raising oi poultry seems to, be a very  easy task. It is not everyone that will  make a success, try as hard as he may.  There will be a leak somewhere, and he  will not understMvd it. The man that  makes a success in the poultry business  must tost be a Jov*>r of the business,  then must go at it carefully. A ma*  will never snecoed in any kind of business who is simply a shark, and cares  for nothing but his own pocket. The  uoultry business is just the same as  Bny other kind of business���it musrt bo  done on business principles. Honest,  square and upright dealing is the road  to success. When your customers write  to you for prices on fowls or oggs, giv��  them  their money's worth every  time  Mainly "About People.  "When tho father of Doro Carlo* trim  in lihigland, many a long year ago, Queen  Victoiia made a"point*ol prehuuiing to  him the late Sir Kdwin Landeeor. *OQi,  Sir Edward," was Luis's effusive wcN  come; "delighted to make your <icquuins-  an'ce.   I was always very fond of beasts."  A Texas paper declares that a Tarrant  County girl, who is attend ing school in  Port Woith, reccnlly wrote home to her  parents: "I am j it in .love with ping-  pong!" When her stern Texas father  read her letter, he remarked: "You can  write and tell Amnrillis Jano that if ska  is going'to fall in love with any of then  blamed Fort Worth Ohinamen she can  just count on being cut o(f without a  cent."  When Dr. Clark of Rhode Island was  elected bishop andi'was paying his last  pastoral calls before' entering upon his  bishopric, ho visited, among others, a  lady of his congregation, a good housewife, who was distinguished for tlio size  of her family. After he had stayed' a  while, the good doctor rose to go, and  the lady said to him:'"But, doctor, you  haven't seen my' last baby, have you?"  "No, madam," answered the doctor, "and  I never expect to."  A young German studying in this  country had received yback his theme  from his instructor ���in English. On it  were some notes'in red ink, which the  student could not decipher. Accordingly  he took it to" the tutor in order that he  might not miss some important advice.-  "I beg your pardon,-sir," hc.said, "but;  I can't make out this correction here.  It's���it's a little hard to read." The instructor took the theme, scowled at it  critically, and then said, with some show  of irritation��� "Why, it says���it says,  "Write more legibly'!"  Years ago a boastful cockney applied  for a position on a New York newspaper.  "Whai are your credentials?" enquired  the editor. "To whom can you, refer?"  "1 know every prominent man in England, sir!" replied the cockney. "Indeed!"  continued'the editor, "and do you know  Alfred Tennyson?" "Very well, sir*-  smoked many a pipe with him, sir." "Do  you . know Thackeray?" "Yes, sir;  worked with him on his 'Book of Snobs,'  sir." "Charles Dickens?" "Was a reporter with him." "George Eliot?" "I  roomed with him, sir."  In his recent volume, "Bar, Stage and  Platform," Mr. Herman C. Merivale says  that when Lord Taunton heard that his  nephew, Mr. Labouelicrc, contemplated  public life, and proposed to stand for one  of the county divisions in Lord Taunton's  district, he was much pleased at the  sign of grace, ancl asked if he could himself do anything for the young politician.  "Really, I think not, uncle," was tbe  answer. "But I don't know. If you  would put on your peer's robes, and  walk arm-in-arm with me down the high  streets of Windsor, perhaps it might have  a good effect."  A terrific boiler explosion took place  on board a big ship lying at Portsmouth some months ago, and an enterprising London editor, wishing to give  the earliest possible news to his readers,  thus instructed a reporter: "Get down  there as hard as you can. If you catch  the eleven-forty from London Bridge,  you'll be there soon after two and can  just wire us something for tho fifth edition, but boil it down." The reporter  obeyed his orders, and soon after three  o'clock tliat afternoon sent a wire saying: "Terrific explosion. Man-o'-war.  Boiler empty, engineer full. Funeral tomorrow."  " The young housekeeper who told tho  fisherman that she wanted some eels, and  'when he asked her, how much,, replied,  "About' two yard�� and a half," luti a  rival. ,  "1 wish to get some-butter, please,"  she said to the dealer. 1,  "Roll butter, ma'am?" ho asked, politely. ;.  "No; we wish lo eat it on toast. Wo  seldom have rolls."���Chicago Nows.   o��� _     , ,  Lawyer���Have you ever seen the prig-  oner'at ihe bar 1,  .Witness���No, sir; but I have seen him  many times when 1 strongly suspected  he had been , at it.���Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.   >  Jack, who is five years old, came home  ono day last week crying that another  boy  hiCd .hit him.  "Why didn't y��  was asked.  "1 did," he answered, "i hit hku bock  first."���New  York /Times. -  TOTTIIMG  Weak   and    Shattered  ; Serves  Are   RapsdBy'  Restored to Health*;  Sou .  .'   .;" icara Byervine."  , Three out of every'four people wha  suffer ,from chronic and incurable  disea?es do so because of a disordered  nervis system. Tho Great Soutb  American'Wervo Tonic���not a'medi,  cine, but a physiological nerve food���1  restores vigor to the nerves and reconstructs the worn-out tissues. Cures Los?  Appetite, Loss of Flesh, Headache, Pal-  Eitation of the Heait, General Debility,  iver and  Kidney Disease, Colds andj*  Coughs,   Nervous   Prostration  and   all  other diseases of  the nervous system.  A. W. Stephens, a prominent business*  man of Strathaven, Ont., writes as follows:   "I was a total nervous wreck.   I  .almost despaired of ever recovering my  health, until I followed ,1 friend's advice-  and tried Tho Great South American,  Nervine   Tonic.     In   -a  miraculously  Short time, I was entirely well."  A Sallow, Muddy Complexion.  '.  If your kidneys are not in proper condition, your skin will soon tell the talc."  South American Kidney Cure restores ���  normal health condition, clears the skin of  fcvery discoloration.   Relief in six hours.  No. 35  you hit him back?" he  "This ii.,w<b.a/t I oall a gilt-edge investment," said the pursuasive agent.   ','  "Yes," answered - farmer Corntosscl,  "but' that's just how it was with .the  gold brick' I bought. The edges were  fine, but tho inside was a delusion and  a snare."���Washington Star. ,  quite   sure    these  Customer���You're  eggs are good ?    '.  Grocoryman���Wall, their mother took  a first piize at the last poultry show. If  family goes for anything they ought to  be good.���Now York Times'.  Bmartious���I./ understand one of  Straightlace's daughteis'is engaged"in a  very questionable occupation. 1  Spartacus���No 1n What is it ?  * Smarticua���Conducting the   query department in - a   newspaper.���Baltimore  American.  '''",'",  And if there ia no!.coal' to warm  Your dreary six-room ~flat, '"  Go you' and roast 'the janitor, .  ';vYou need no coal for, that.   ��� ,  ' ���Chicago Tribune.  Tho Doctor���Yea; I understand ' what  ails you. You can't sleep. Take this prescription to the druggist. ,(Next day)���  Good morning; you look better to-day.  Have you slept well ?  Petersen���Like a top. I feel like a  new inan.  Doctor���How many s'eeping powders  did you take ? '  PeUraen (surprised)���I didn't take  any. I gave a couple of them to the  baby.���Dagbladen.  "What started the fight at the milkmen's ball ?" ��� -  "Some careless fool asked one of the  men if he had brought his pumps with  him.''  fl&ther (to Uie seven-year-old son be- '  ���We kirn' in the dog-cart, cutting   'tho  whip sharply    through    the,- air)���See,  Tommy, how I make the horse go faiter  without striking him at all.  Tommy (in an eager tone of happy  diaaovery)���Papa, why don't you beait us  that way.t     ,        '     ���  ��� ��� ��� '  Hie dog had been chasing his" own tail  for a quarter of an hour.  "Papa," quoth Willie; "what kind of *,  dog is that T" ;  , "A watch dog, mj son," responded,the  jareut.,  Willie pondered a moment.-  '   "Well," he finally observed, "from tha-  length of time it takes'him to wind hini-  eelf up I think he must be a Waterburyr  watch dog."���Town and Country.   * ' _!J  Aloe ! my child, where is the pen  That can do justice to the hen ?      ' ���? ���  like royalty, she .goes her way, -t '  Laying foundations every day, 1  Though not for public buildings) yefl    '  For custard, cake and omelette.     ,      ; "  Or, if too old for such a use,     ' ,A    ������'. '  They have their fling-at some abuse.  Aa'fvihen tbe censure'plays unfit  Upon tha stage they make a hitj '*  Or at elections seal the fate * "*  Of an obnoxious candidate.  No wonder, child, we prize the hen,  Whose egg.is'mightier than the pen.  ���Oliver Hereford.  .1  i I  Judge���What proof have we that this  man is absent-minded ? "  Attorney���Why, my Lord, he stopped  his motor ear at a horse trough !   ��   .   Enrolling Officer���What is your name?  ilecruit���Owen Espy Casey.  Enrolling Officer  (with .evident irrita-  _tion)���Shoot a few of those initials ! 0.'  N. S. P. K. C. what V  Ex-Congressman John Allen tolls this  one about a widow in his district who  desired a position in the Agricultural  Department:���  There was no vacancy at that time,"  eaid he, "and I was consequently compelled to advise my constituent that I  'could do nothing for her until later. But  she persisted in her efforts to obtain a  position, and for two weeks thereafter  met mo at every turn. One morning I  had just finished breakfast when I wai  told by the servant that she was await*  ing me in tho reception hall. So I  assumed as pleasant a demeanor as possible, and entering the room, said in a  sympathetic voice:���  "'Wall, my good woman, what newnV  "'Good news,' sho said; 'good new��,  Mr. Allen.'  A Sick Man mistakes hSs  illness, or his Doctor does  He shows symptoms of consumption, or dyspepsia, or what not, because improper blood nourishment  of lung's or liver has brought them  on. In such cases look to the  heart ; unless it pumps rich red  blood through tho system, your  specific  doesn't reach the spot.  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure  sends the blood coursing- through  the veins as nature intended. It  heals the heart and thus helps the  health of every organ.  Rev. L. W. Snowiuts, of Eldertown, Pa.,  writes :��� " For many years I suffered with organic heart disease. I have tried many physicians and taken numberless remedies, I purchased a bottle of Dr. Agnew's Cure for the  Heart and received almost instant relief. The  choking,   beating,   thumping   and    palpitation  ,   The small son of a member of Con--  gr����a  waa  invited  to   a  party at  tha*  house of a girl friend of his. ���   He said  he didn't want to.go.  "Why 'not ?" asked his father. "You ���  generally hare a good time, don't you Y"  - "Yes," replied the son, "but I guess I  don't care to go to this one."  The father grew insistent. "TeM me-  the reason," ha said. < "I should think,  you would bo,crazy to go.".  The son twisted and turned and then-,  he blubbered :  '1 am crazy to go, but they play no-  thin' but kissing games and my lips are-  all chapped."  "Is  the  Turkish  civil service  system-'  like   ours 1"  asked a  traveller, in  the-  eaet of a pasha.      "Are there retiring,  allowances and pensions, for instance V  "My illustrions friend and joy of my  life," replied thepasha, "Allah is great;  and tbe public functionary who stand*-  in need of a retiring allowance when his  term of office expires is an ass! I  have spoken."���Punch.  JThey  talked  of Medora,  Aurora    and  Flora, ,   -   ,  Of Mabel,  and Marcia,,and Mildred,  and May ;  [Debated the question of Helen, Honora.  ��� Clarissa,  Camilla,     and    Phyllis - and  Pay.  They thought of Marcella, Esbella   and  Bella;  Considered   Cecilia,    Jeannette,    and  llline; ^  Alicia, Adela, Annette, Arabella,  And Ethel, and Eunice, Hortense and*  Irene.  One liked Theodora, another Lenora;  Some argued for Edith and some for  Ellino;  For Madeline, Adeline, Lily and Lora;  And then, after all, they decided   on  Jano.  ���Illustrated  Bits.  'Well,' I said, I'm glad to hear that, j ,wve no.w a-mosT entirely   disappeared,  And what is the good news?' wmedy is wonderful."  "'Oh,' she said; 'good nows, Mr. AU*n,     - Keep- c,^n ,nslde M weU M ou,s'de'  The  Dr.  If you havo not got what they want,tell   Depai  ihrn touts are not up to their stand- J York  good news; a woman in the Agricultural  thira yours are not uj>  Agnew's Liver Pills are the correct form,  goou newa; a woman in one Agricultural C|eanse and stimulate the digestive apparatus  DepartniPit     died    yesterday!'"���New    Only 10c. for forty doses. 24  ���v���1. Thn����r ' ���   A country vicar discovered not long-  ago that one of his male servants was-  in  the  habit  of stealing his  potatoes.  He mentioned tbe fact to his curate, and'  asked   his  advice.    "Well,'�� replied  tho-  curate, '/of course you must remember-  what the Bible ��ays:   'If any man take  away thy coat, let him have bhy cloak  also.' " "I see," mused the vicar. J'Well,,  in this case, aB the man takes my potatoes, I'd better give him the Baokl"  Tourist:    "You look happy."  "Couldn't be more so, atranger," replied the lanky native.  "Didn't tha    lightning    strike    your  house ?"  "Y*s, hit the woodpile an' split up*  enough wood to laet six weeks."  "How about the waterspout?"  "Oh, that saved the old woman a  week's washing. Juit bung the olothes.  out, an' the water did tho rest. Nature is man's greatest help, stranger." ~T"
I Marjorie was looking at her with ad-
gniration, and mai veiling how' Edgar
Hyde could be so cold to her—tor cold-
be undoubtedly was.
She was thinking of this so very
earnestly that she forgot to notice her
■ own progress across the lee. > '
, There was ono part which was ad'
mlttedly dangoious, and to this part,
In her abstraction, she had skated.
Sho was half-way across the trencher*
bub bit before she remembered whero
■she was;, and even then it was only
fui ominouB cracking' sound which
torousod her to a sense of hor danger.
Alarmed, she tried to skate back ln«
Co safety, but it was too Into.  r
The treacherous Ice was breaking ufl
fn all directions.
A piece of water two yards wide, and
*old, and dark, and cruel, stretched lt-
'■elf between her and the firm ice on tho
pther side.
The piece on which she stood bent
fcorrlbly beneath her weight.
Another moment, and, with a pltfiu
■cry for help, she'was'engulfed in tho
•chilling .water.
'Madeline,   who   h»»J ..witnessed   her
danger with honor   skated up to Uie
irerge of the fatal spot, at the same
'time uttering loud cries for help.'
Marjorie's clothes had kept her from.!
linking as yet, but it was evident it
was but a momentary reprieve.
Unless help was given her speedily
she would disappear beyond tho
reach of human aid.        '       '        '
White as death with agitation, Madeline knelt down at the very edge of the
dee, and, regardless of the 'danger to
Bherself, stretched out her band to tho
drowning girl. *
In a moment the Ice gave way,beneath her weight, and she clutcheo. at,>
Marjorie, only to be drawn into the water with her. \ '
If help had not been at hand, neither
t>t the two would-have emerged alive.
But-the gardener had seen the1 accident, and was hurrying to the Jako
with a ladder, which was providentially,
near. , . ' .
By the aid of this they were rescued,
and were removed to the house, pale
and shivering indeed, but not serioui-
ty the worse, for their wetting. ■
They changed their clothes, but
/frould net do as the frightened servants advised, and go to bed.        • v
' They should do quite "well, they de-
Wared, if they sat warmly wrapped up
|>y the fire in Madeline's own room.
Majorie had not said much while tho
servants were p* esent, but the moment
ehe was alone with her friend, she
knelt on the floor at" her feet, and, taking her hand, kissed it with overflowing gratitude. ,
"Madeline, how can I ever repay
you?" she whispered, while her glowing cheek and shininfg eye testified to
the depth of her emotion. "I owe my
(life to you!"
Suddenly Madeline bent forward, and
clasped her in her arms.
"Do you think so, dear? Then remember the debt until I ask for payment. Some day Marjorie, I may ask a
Bife from you."
She tried to speak with affected*
{tightness, but there was a touch o£
* Teal, of almost terrible eai-nesstness in
her tone, which would not be suppressed, and she kept her head resolutely
bent bo that Marjorie might not see Uie
flush on her cheek—the strange, excited glitter in her eye.
«5W- CHAPTER IX.       f Vk
r St. Valentine's Eve.
The next day was Sunday, and St.
[Valentine's Eve.
/ Mr. Hyde, who had, of course, beer,
deeply concerned at hearing of the ico
accident, which might so easily havo
Ifbeen fatal, would not hear of either
Madeline or Marjorie attending Devino
service at the church.
He himself went, and his nephews,
though not without some little demur,
accompanied him.
Out of this a little incident arose,
it/hich rather discomposed Marjorie.
"Now, young men," said the uncle,
as he rose from the breakfast, table,
tif you in end to get to 'church this
morning, it Is high time you began to
-think about it."
, Edgar made a slight grlmmace behind his uncle's hack.
Edgar hesitated, and said something
fibout Its being lonely for the'ladles to
be left at home by themselves. *■
"Don't you trouble about the ladies,
toy boy," sail Mr. Hyde, cheerily, and
yet with a look of^slight vexation on
his rudy, good-humoured face. /'You'll
.excuse them—eh, my dears?"
Madeline assented languidly.   ,
fl Marjorie looked up, and said, with
energy—  ,
"Oh, please don't stay' at home on
tour account. Wfi would much ratherr
yoii'went to church, wouldn't we.'Mad-
ellne?" , >     >
' "That- settles It. Come, my boya.
ILet"us make a start." said Mr. Hyde,
cheerily^ still but with an air which
showed he expected to be obeyed.
He left the room the next moment,
and his eldest nephew- very cooly
made a" gesture of derision'behind his
back. <
\ This did not greatiy surprise Mar-
forte. . She was prejudiced against Ed-
tar, and expected nothing Letter from
But what did surprise, and grieve
fter too. was that Chanes should laugh
it the gesture, as If'he approved of it,
clapping his Urother on the back the
while, and muttering something in his
'Ear which convulsed ''them both with
laughter. - ,    1
"A4pottering old Puritan!" said Edgar, beneath his breath. "Why can't
he leave us'alone? Goodness knows
he .does enough psalm-slnglng for the
fai ily!"
Charles laughed again at this, and
then, still jesting and grumbling, they,
Quitted.1 the room. „  .
Madeline glanced at Marjorie to sea
K she had noticed this bit of by-play,
and perceiving from her face that she
had,*she sighed faintly, and said—
"You see, Marjorie, all is not gold
that glitters. My cousins usually pass
for very well-behaved, young men. 1
.daresay you have thought them so.
But you observe they can on occasion
be disrespectful to their uncle, and
make a jest of sacred things. Did you
notice, Marjorie?"
"I saw Edgar was    very "began
Marjorie   but Madeline   stopped her,
rather sharply.
"It was not Edgar alone," she criefl.
adding^ rafter a moment, with „ great
energy and significance: „"Whatever
Edgar's faults „may be, .Charles has
worse." , '  ,
Marjorie made no reply to this. ' *>
i' Knowing how passionately Madelins
foved Edgar, she was far too generous-
'natured to say anether word against
him; and, moreover, her heart was
heavy as she thought of her own lover.
Loyal, loving little soul though'she
ttas, she could not help feeling that
he had lowered himself greatly in her
esteem.     . , '
Marjorie was no Puritan.
Her religion was of a sweet, simple,
eheerful kind, with no' admixture ot
gloom or bitterness about it.
She was the last in the world to bo
severe on other people's faults.
But it hurt her to think her lovef
could make an open 'jest—'-even in her
presence—of sacred things, and it hurt
.her still more that he should'sneer at
his uncle who, she felt sure, had been
the best and kindest of friends to both
him and Edgar. "
Madeline had once remarked tnat
they owed all they had to him.
Marjorie's whole soul revolted
against anything'like Ingratitude.
And so she sat secretly mourning he*
lover's shortcomings, though not lov*<
Ing him one whit the less because ot
There had been such a charm in that
frank smile and sunny glance of his
as had completely won her heart.
She could not take back lightly what
she had so fully given.
She and Madeline spent a great part
of the morning with their prayer-
books, but It may be questioned whether either of them' was really able to
fix her thoughts on what she read.
Certainly it was a relief to both when
ihe gentlemen came home for luncheon.
Early In the afternoon, the sky,
.which had been fairly bright In the
morning, clouded over, and became a
dull, dreary grey, while a soaking rain
came down.
It rained without intermission e.\%
through the afternoon and evening.
The dullness of the day seemed to
cast a shadow on the spirits of almost
everybody at Denelands.
Madeline spent the greater part ot
the afternoon sitting at the window.
watching the rain as Itpoured in a piti*<
less deluge upon the wood.
The dark mass of trees, stripped ot
all foliage, looked unspeakably sombre
through the grey, wet mist; but Madeline seemed to find a sort of melaa-i
choly satisfaction in gazing at it.   <
Marjorie stole a glance at her more
than once, 'and saw she was_not in-<
clined' to talk.' I
She was paler than usual, and there
was a look of brooding melancholy m
her eyes.     ' / -*
Edgar Hyde kept getting up from his
chair and pai ug about the room in
impatient, restlessness, occasionally
(venting an objuigation against, the
.weather. »' •
, His uncle sat absorbed ln thought. '
' Marjorie felt strangely sad and out
of sorts, and of all the/ party Chailey
'Hyde alone retained any vestige of
cheerfulnes on that dull, dreary .Feb-
o-uary afternoon.
He kept talking genially   'to    each
one in turn, and it was only when ho
lound that no one—not even Marjorie
r— was ln the mood for conversation,
ihat he took refuge in a book.
"Ii feel   'just as though    something
Were    going    to    happen—something
'oieaatui! • tnougnt Marjorie, witn a little   'shiver of apprehension,    as sho
.watched   the cold, driving rain.       '
Then she-remembered that,,to-mor«
row was St.^Valentlne's Day.'the anniversary of her father's awful death;
and at the recollection she shivered
again, though she could scarce tell why.
Dinner at Denelands was served earlier ron Sundays than on other days.
The rain continuing. (no one attempt*
cd to go to church, and the evening
to be as dreary as the afternoon. J
"in"I .think I'll go round to the stables
and have a look at that horse," remarked Charles r getting up with a
yawn. '" '   '       A
The horse he alluded to was the ono
they had purchased yesterday.
He was away about ten minutes, and^
iwhen" he ''came back he limped badly,
and was evidently in pain.
."The brute has kicked me!',' he' said,
jinking in  ' a chair.
"Why, wnat.the  " began Edgar,
angrily; but stopped at a reproving
look from his uncle. "Do you mean to
say you cp 't walk any better than
that?' he demanded,   after-a pause.
"If you'd got my foot, I    question,
..whether you'd walk as well," retorted
Charles, with    perfect good    humor.
"There's a bruise on it, I'll wager, as
black as my hat,"
Then he took, leave of his daughter
and nephews. * Never had Marjorie
seen him more genially benevolent and
kind. His fine countenance was not
quite so bright and jocjind as usual;
but'tenderness beamed over his every
feature. , '
, Long, long'was It before /Marjorie
forgot how he looked and spoke that
night! i v.   '   .    \
The young people did hot sit up long
after he had retired.    ,
^ Charles was the fiist to go, then Marjorie; thus Edgar and'Madeline wero
left alone together..
When Marjorie reached her chamber
she remembered something she had left
in the drawln-room, '-and went down
stairs to fetch it. , ,
What, was i her amazement, on
opening the drawing-room 'door,
which stood slightly"' ' ajar, to,
eee Madeline kneeling ( at * the
feet of Edgar Hyde, -imploring, her
'beautiful face expressive of a perfect
' "Come upstairs and let's have a loolc
Ut It," eaid his brother, impatiently.
"I never knew such a carelesB Iellow.
IThe horse would have " been, right
enough if you'd let it alone."
'And he cast an almost savage look
it him.
All three gentlemen left the -room
together, Dharles, leaning on his brother's arm.
' In about ten minutes Edgar came
flown, looking cross and sullen.
"Is his foot really much hurt?" asE-
ed Madeline^ while Marjorie was consumed with the secret anxiety she
dared not show.
"Oh, yes, ,he's hurt right enough,"
replied Edgar, crossly. "What did he
want to go meddling with the horse
tor?   His cursed folly may "
He stopped short, biting his lip in
«ome'confuslon,~as the door opened to
admit.hlB" uncle, and, behlndi him,
Charles, with his Injured foot' in a large
slipper and his-face a trifle paler than
usual. -     ' ,
Marjorie sent a glance of sympathy
towards him. and he acknowledged it
The horse would have been right
enough df you'd let it alone."
And he cast an almost savage loolc
by getting near her presently, and taking her hand for, a* moment with a
gently reassuring pressure.
"My deaf, let us have a little music,"
Bald Mr. Hyde, turning to Marjorie J
and she went to the piano, and played
his favorite airs from Handel and Men*
He praised her efforts, but scarcer*
seemed to enjoy them so much as
usual. v
He leaned back ln his easy chalt
«rith his hand to his head, as though
not quite well.
"Have you a headache, uncle?" asfc*
ed Charles, with kindly interest.
"Yes, my boy, I have. One of those*
■wretched headaches which make me
leel ill altogether. I think, if you'll
excuse me, I'll go to bed."
He rose as he spoke, and prepares
to say good-night.
"Isn't there anything we can do fof
you?" asked Marjorie, gently,'as she
,took his hand.
"No, my dear, nothing. A night's
fest will do me good; but nothing else
can.   God bless you!   Good-night.'*^1
W *      ,1V
agony of supplication! j    -    ',
Neither of them noticed that the dodr
had been opened. It'had made* no
sound, and their eyes were fixed upon
each other. ,- <    '
'Marjorie „ stood on the threshold
aghast, dreading to be se 1, and yet,
for the moment, feeling ln her agitation, almost powerless to retire.
"Edgar, Edgar! think of yourself,
Jhink of me, think of——" >
' Her voice broke, into a convulsive
sob, and Marjorie could not catch the
•word. ' '        "
-. The man's brow was black as night.
/ He scowled fiercely'on the'beautiful
woman who was now clinging frantically to his k'lees, uttering an imprecation, and shook her' oft so violently
that she fell forward on the hearthrug' with a deep, tearless sob, as if her
heart was broken.    . * '
v Marjorie stole away, 'still unseen. '\
A She*shut herself up in he, Chamber
and racked^her brain vainly in efforts
to discover what 'these things could
mean.      ' '   *    -
ber. She was ashy pale, and trembling
Crom head to foot.     ,     '   * „    i
A new and more'horrible suspicion*
£ad come into her mind, and she felt J(
flick' and, dizzy   beneath    the < over- .'
' whelming shock oMt. '
If (these were Indeed a gang ot
thieves, might It not be one of 'then*
[who had murdered her father? r
They were ln possession of the1 lock**
ot.   What more likely than 'that Made-
lino's account of how she had obtained it was false, and that one of the ,
men, beneath that roof was guilty of) '
her father's blood?   , r      "'.''',
The'question was—which?        <   T\
She asked it-of herself with shudder*
feg dread.    ■ '<*        ' c
Surely—oh, merciful heaven! surelj (i
not   Charles—not   the man , she had
loved i so dearly—to whom her young >
heart had clung with such warm, trusting faith. "      L ,„
She   remembered   how   vehemently-
Madeline had sought "to prejudice her
mind against him.    Could it, be that
.- Al
i CHAPTER X. , __ .-
What Marjorie Saw*
" It was long before Marjorie could
find .sleep that night,,and even when
she did, she,was disturbed by uneasy
Again and again in her dreams her
father's murder was enacted before her
eyes. ' i
She saw the murderer steal  away
from his .victim as he had^ done on that
Valentine's morning nine years ago.
1 He stole away,' but she was In pursuit
of him—always—always in i  rsuit.
She sought him across dee, waters
and througr dark woods, and always
at'the critical moment,' just^when she
seemed able to hand him over to^jus-.
"tice, an intangible obstacle intervened,"
and~the weary pursuit had tojse begun
again. . t      - <       <" .       i
From one of these oppressive dreams
She awoke,with a'start, to And herself
lying in an uncomfortable posture, and
a pale moon, newly risen from behind,
a bank of clouds, stealing its rays into
her room.       ,_     ' - '
, '"The wan light looked curiously syrta
b her, in her nervous and overwrought,
condition.      . ■
She got out of bed, with the inten-
flon of drawing down the xblind.
But as she stood at the window, with
(he cord in* her hand, she saw something which made her start violently,
and strain her eyes to see more. ,
Her bedroom was at the back of the>
It overlooked the wood; and, creeping down the slight eminence, under
cover of the 'shadow of the trees, she
saw two men-; coming towards Denelands.
The stealthlness of their movements
Suggested guilt.
Across Marjorie's mind there flashed
a recollection' of the attempted burglary at Sir Edward Mortimer's house. (
Were these two men the thieves, and
pere they coming to Denelanda?
"I had better alarm the house, Kt any
fate," was her Bwift thought.
But before she put it into execution
she took another look at the two men.
Bow scarcely a dozen yards away, and
in the full rays of the moon.
'A shriek rose to her lips—a shriek
which she repressed only by the most
desperate effort, for in the men who
approached, with the gait of midnight
thieves, and carrying small bundles in
Ithelr hands, she recognized her benefactor, Mr. Hyde, and his eldest
nephew. *
In one horrible moment the truth
flashed upon the anguished girl.
These people were the thieves—thla
Seeming]y estimable family with whom
she had found a home were a gang of
desperate criminals, who assumed this
disguise the better to car;y out their
■ While she still stood beside tha
window, a third form came stealing
down the hill from the wood.
It was a man, and as he drew nearer,
the moonlight shone upon him, too.
Marjorie gave a little moan as sho
recognized her lover.
His crippled foot had been all a pretense—made with what motive she
could not guess, but doubtless for the
furtherance of some'nefarious scheme.
He was walking very quickly, running almost, as though in desperate
baste to reach the shelter of the
Marjorie left the window, and sank
8oto the easy chair beside the bed.
. 'A deathly faintness was stealing over
ehe had done It to keep her from fall<
fing ln love with her father's murder- f    ';
er?    i
'" There was agony In the-thought-*' 'lt
black, bitter agony.'1     ,       H >
She burled her head among the bed*■ A"
clothes and shook with,grlef and fean
' Presently she roused herself to thinft L   , ?
and plan,    r    ' • ' . ,
The clock struck one. "    ,      •'    t> ,
/ She remembered then that tt was Sti ' <
Valentine's Day—the ^anniversary ot "',
her father's death. '    ,   '    f
How strange If on that very day shs , *'".
•should be fated to discover his mur-*<
derer. '       ,        N * *.   ' \' '''
Half mechanically Bhe went to tha' (l ~
cheBt.of drawers, and, unlocking'tha "   7
Various receptacles, looked'for the bit     \
' of blue enamel. , t h
It was gone!    The ivory box'was* *■ ' *.
empty! «. l
/ It could scarcely be said ~she'was * '
surprised at tMs. -It only 'confirmed* " >]
ber terrible su clons, and 'they need' ,v ^
ed little, confirmation. ■ *- \',, , 'f'\i
I Of course, those deBperate criminals •*£'* ,J
ifrould doaway with' the'evidences df/-f-J
tthelr guilt if they, could. A ~'T '.*"' I
I She, a poor unsuspecting   girl, ■ had       £
been easily "duped by, them.       .   ,V'/-> I';
But there was a sharp sting of agony,,/ ^<\'
' In the thought that it was Charleswho '_.*
(had asked her where she kept the;bit.
pi enamel.    v , 4> '
; She could not doubt that his was tha' ■ v ,
(hand which had stolen It. ** c **
i As she sat on the edge of her bed la * y
nn agony of grief, her hands olasped, \"* '-
ther pale lips moving in a convulsive -*
■appeal to heaven for strength, she ^ ,'
iheard sounds below—voices raised *ln*, •'•
.fierce angers and mingled with" a wo**\ '
man's sobs., ' v (     v a" r,;
Flinging a dark dressing-gown round' f • <)
"her, trembling form, she opened her,'
jthamber door very softly and listened.  ** '■ ?,
The voices came from the hall be-      '"'*
(tow. < / . '^j' /•
y She advanced a step or two, slowly-***     . ^
slowly, until she reached the top of the ^ „
Staircase, from where she could get a   ""
"yiew of the whole "group.
v i In the centre stood the elder Hyde.    —
J Marjorie now saw his face,for the'
first-time without the mask of good    '
humor which'had served so well to ,'
disguise his villainy. -
( ' It was almost demoniacal with*rage,
nnd he was, storming and cursing ia
the most horrible fashion.
It was Charles at whom his   wrath    \
seemed chiefly directed, and who stood    '
silent,   with   folded arms and down-
bent head, without answering a word.  .,
At the foot of the staircase stood
Edgar, his face livid, his dark eyes
flaming, and beside'him, clad only in
ber night-dress,  was    Madeline,    her     ■
(To be Continued.) >
1   -I
wins—the only one of them all that was
and is a cure. Beats all others in the first
five minutes.
Begins to'cure instantly and does not
stop until its work is done. Colds, head*
aches, put out of the way.
Means a certainty of pure breath, easy
breathing, blood purified, defects of hearing relieved, ami avoidance of pulmonary
Capt. Bptj Connor, of Toronto, radically cured oi
Catarrhal Ceafhess of it years' standing, writes-—
" Some time ago I procured Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, and It has cured me entirely, 1
can to day hear as good as ever,"
"   7^-t«
Don't have a single blotch on your skin
when Of. Agnew's Ointment will cure
any and all disfiguring skin diseases.
And if you suffer -with Piles, while 'tis
in the house you suffer" no more. Price
35 centa. 29
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MBiMBJHiiiaiBMtatafftM' I"'I1i.iI I f\Tl" ' I  .,/      .j ��� , \ ' .> f   .    , r  &'..  AtlJN     B.C.',    r,A'lM"r'.n\Y,     \MRC.H'.3S, '  ..,03.  ' ft  PICKED UP, HERE AND THERE.  Church  ol  Utitrlimd:  - St. Martin's Uhurcli, cor. Tlilnl and Train-  ��� r strecti;. Sunday services, Matin's nt 11 n.  m., I,ven<io*ii<; 7:30 p. in. Celellrutlon of Holy  Communion, Ut Sunday in ciu-li month and  ���u Speeinl occasions. Sunday School, Sunday at S i>. in. ' Committee Moetinjfs, 1st  Tlitimriuy in encli month.  f    Kev. K. I,. StephiMison. Uector.  ' St., Andrew's Pri**,lij torluu Cliiirch hold  ���ei'vice*. in the Clinri'li on Socoml Sti-ppt,  Morning sen ice nt 11 ovciiin;; sei>iee 7:!MI  anuria} School nt the close ot tlio morniiiR  'service, lie*,, li. Tui-kiii-rtou, Minister. Free  Kendinu Hooin, to which nil nro welcome  Taper at K  l.  WANTED ��� Correspondents in  every section of the district.    En-  r     quire at the Clatm for,,particulars.  r  The  Discovery Hockey Club in-  <   "tend  giving  a 'Grand  Ball  in the  'Nugget Hotel,'on Easter" Monday  ,   night,1 April    13th. , ' Admission,  . * gentlemen, $1.00; ladies, free.  . Let " your .Light so shine.���Use  ' Eocene Coal ��� Oilc For sale atMc-  1 ' Donald's Grocery.    ,  .*- Sixty-five cents per pair Ladies'  ' Misses'   aiid   Boys'   Rubbers'   at  -    Blaekett & Co.'s     - ,  '    W.   J. 1, Sandels,   .' representing  Kelly, Douglas & Co., of Vancou-  ,    vex, arrived  this  week^to'lcok up  business for his company.  ,' [ ' Fresh'stock of Imported and Do-  '    mestic Cigars at C, R. Bourne's:  '  .   Oranges, Lemons aud Apples���  .  McDonald's Grocery. -        , -  A big shipment  of, fresh  goods  have just arrived at Fraser & Co's.  [ Louis Geneca,   of McKee creek,  _v returned yesterday,-after spending  ''- the winter iu Southern California.  ��� -    A petition is being circulated' by  "Jthe-*Boa'rd of Trade'for signature,  petitioning  the Dominion Government to scud an engineer to inspect  ��� the Atlinto river, looking towards  'the possibility of "making it uavig-  ��� able for steamers, and if practicable  to make an appropriation. Everybody should sign this. ���  r.  Enjoy your Lenten fast- and 'get  some fine Finnan Haddies or'-Salt  Mackerel at McDonald's Grocery. ,  - Still another fancy dress carnival  i�� sight.- " The. proprietors of the  Atlin Rink have, kindly consented  to place the, jink [at the disposal of  the churches of- Atlin, and a carnival will , be given , next Thursday  evening. Everybody come;- come  in dress, or if you' dout dress, come  anyhow.  Blue Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  pure.���-If is sold1 in all the stores in  Atlin.,      ' '  The. Committee of the Discovery  -Hockey Club will spare no pains to  make the Easter  Monday dance a  success and a cordial  invitation  is  ' extended to all.  'J. S. Fenn and his son, W. W.  Fenn, returned home last Saturday.  For a good square meal go to  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant.  Tom Kirklaud, who has been  visiting his parents iu Toronto,  left there for Atliu ou the 14th inst.  The first of the seaspn's crop of  oranges at E. L. Pillmau &. Co.'s.  New Stock of .Garden and Flower Seeds at C. R. Bourne's.  There will be no Service in the  English Church tomorrow, the  Rev. F.' L. Stephenson holding a  Service ou Boulder creek that da)'.  Full line of Wall  Pillmau & Co.'s  V f *  Messrs. H. Faulkner and H.  Douglas,'of London, England, are  visitors to Allln. These gentlemen  are old friends of H.'E. Symmons,  of Boulder creek, and may spend  the summer here.  . Famous Moosehead Brand, Oil  tan Shoe Packs, just arrived at  Blacketf& Co.'s. ,   '  There is more ' solid comfort in a  cup of Blue Ribbon Tea than in .a  gallon of most beverages.  1 A. Youugmayr, late of the Red  Cross Brewer\r, Vancouver, came  in,last Sunday lo ,take the position  of brewer for the Northern Brewing  Company, and lias already entered  upon his duties.     ' ''      ^   '.  Subscribe for the Cl'aim, and get  your friends, to subscribe!   ,  MACHINERY FOR SALE���  A complete, hoisting and pumping  plant; lias only been iu use about  a'month.���For, terms, apply fo O.  Belliveau,- Gold' jinn, ''or, to this  office'. This is one of, the finest  rigs in the country.     \-   .  We desire to correct a wiong impression which we were under relative" to the officials ol" the Pine  Creek Power Co. '- Mr. L. H. Grif-  fij.li is-not .General Manager, as  stated   in   oiir  issue".of 28th ulto.,  t J ���} ���"  but, along with Mr. Bluuck aud J.  M. Ruffner. is one of the trustees.  The , company has no , General  Manager. -���       &'���.'  For the finest Fresh Ranch Eggs  go''to, McDonald's (Grocery.  A.- F." & A. JVI.��� Notice to'' all  sojourning brethern���A Lodge,of  Instruction' will be held on the 1st  Thursday in .each*'month" ,it the;A:.  O.-U. W. ''Hsill';' Atlin, B. C.'to  which all'brethern in good stand-  ing'are cordially invited.  Miss King, of Seattle, has opened  a barber shop ou'First street.  Sinclair's Mill, which, is 'now  amalgamated with' the Northern  Lumber Co.,; will begin- cutting  next week. The Company already  has orders'to keep the mill running  steadily for several weeks. *.  New and fresh goods arriving  every week for A. S. Cross & Co.  The many friends of Rev". R.-J.  Russell will doubtless be surprised  to learn of his marriage "on: 24th  ulto, to'Miss Madeline Townsend.  The wedding took place at Belfast,  Ireland. ,.  Go to   McDonald's Grocery for  l-M/P'O R TAN t  We beg to quote the follpwing Gash Prices until  Further Notice :  ,  '���     1, 1  D G  Sugar; per lb .  Agen Butter, ,r-lb tins    -  Cornmeal,violb sack  ' do. ,      501b sack  .  Bean's, 12 lbs       '-*  Rolled Oats, B & K,  Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb  T & B Cut,Tobacco, do  , do   - Chewing       do  Ogilvie Flour, per sack '  Patent,    do        do       .    ,  Cream, Hotel size, per doz  do' Family size   do.  Milk, Reindeer       /do" .  Clams, per doz     .        .��� '  Canned Corn, per doz .  Peas    r  do  .Beans     do  $3*5��  3.50  5.00  2.50'  2,25  2*75  2.50  '2.25  2.25  Ovo, per tin'  ,        Tomatoes do    .'"   '. / .3.75  C,& B'Jams, i-lbtins, per doz 3.50 ' Salmon, per doz  '��� ' -ALL OTHER .GROCERIES' REDUCED  .IOC,  .50'C.  ���85 c.,  3-75      ,  1.00  .65 c ���  .   .'50 c*  $1.00  ���75 c.  ���75C '  2.25  Big Bargains still left In Dry: Goods and  Men's���'. furnishings.  > , * , , A 1 '      '     * ��� * -  Fine;All-Wool Silver Gray Blankets, 10, 12 arid, t4 pounds,  ',  ,<,   for 55 cents >a pound.. *   ,'<-,-  -���': 'BLACkETT:&';CO.V'', "  I��u$��ell   Hotel.  v.   r   -^    ,-:>":���������    :      y  DIXON, BROTHERS,   Proprietor*  Free'.  s    , Pool   &    Billiards:  Freighting and Teaming.  ,  , \&,  ,' Horses and.Sleighs for Hire.  Uancouwr General Store,  -':. - -    .- ���:������' Z A.Z- -"'-   ',- ��� ���     '  'Dealers in ^Proyisiprfs,   Dry Goods, Etc.,  ^.\.;' \:-j^:;rs.^po%s' & ho.';  DRINK THE BEST  "NASOB" TEA."  In Lead Packets ol y2-\i> and r-lb each.  a For Sale by, all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &  Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  Ashcroft Potatoes, just received.'  '  The Rise and Fall.  . The lowest temperature recorded  for , the week ending 13th inst, is  as follows: ^  March 21- ". 21 above  �� 22 ��� 3i     .,  -.23 .* 6      ,  , .  24 . 12 below  .25 . 2      ,  , 26    ^ . 3      ,  ��� 27 .23 above  SPECIAL   MEETING,  A  MEETING of tho Board of Licence Com-  raissioners will   be   held  in the Court  of  Mon-  House. Atlin. B. C. on tho evening  day April ~0th, at tho ,hour"of 7.30  o'clock, to consider the following applications: .  WILLIAM ALEXANDER ANDERSON, The  Balmoral Hotel, Discovery,' B. C, for a  Hotel Licence.  'A. U. McDOKALD, Tho Koyal Hotel, Discovery,.B. C,. for a Hotel Licence.  ���     W.V&TKB OVTEK,  Chief Licence Inspector.  Atlin, B. C., March 23rd, 1005.  Morthern Lumher Co.  Prices for the Season 1908.  Rough, up to 8 inches, $35.  do       do     10*     ,,        40.  do       do     12      ,,       45.  ���Matched Lumber; $45.   ~"  Surfacing-, S5.00 per 1000 feet.  NOTICE  TO   CONTRACTORS.  OEALED TENDERS, endorsed  0 "Tenders for Lockup," will  be received by J. A. Fraser, ��� Esq.',  Government Agent, Atlin, up to  noon, Tuesday, 31st March, .1903,  for the erection and completion of  a two-cell lockup at Discovery.  Plans, specifications, forms ��� of  tender and contract may be seen on  and after the  23rd of March, 1903,  at   the   office   of 'the Government  Agent,. Atlin, B.C.  '        - ���'*.   ��� ;  .  Tenders will -not be considered  unless made upon the printed forms  supplied for that .purpose, and the  agreement to execute a bond appended to the form of tender is duly  signed by tbe teuderer himselfand  two other responsible residents of  the Province in the penal sum of  $150, for the faithful performance  of the work.  The lowest or, any, tender not  necessarily accepted. > .   -  ,    W.S. Gore, -  '  Deputy Commissioner of Lands  .      ' .     & Works.  Lands & Works Department,  Victoria,   B. C,   nth March,  1903.  O. P. N. Co.  -7-ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS-  The following Sailings are an-  nonnced for the month of March,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train :  Princess May, Mar.  do.   -       April,  18 and 28  17 & 27  For further information,  apply or  write to   H. B. Dunn, Ageut,  , Skagway. Alaska.


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