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VOL.   8.
ATLIN, B. C,   SATURDAY,    MAY sg,    1903.
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NO. 199.
LOCAL ENTERPRISER
Prospect Work on the White
Moose "Mine.   ,
Developments In  Quartz  Will be
" 1      Very Active this Summer —
Contracts Let.      »
Very pleasing intelligence'was
received, this'week on the .return to
Atlin of "Bob Gibbs and- Robert
Giant"from the White Moose property, owned rby. a small local syndicate. r
It will be remembered that a
small party, under Mr. Gibbs, went
out to'the White Moose to.-prospeet
' the property by means of a tunnel,
last November. In ■ accordance
with this intention a tunnel was
run for a distance of approximately
135 feet to tap the ledge, which,
from* surface'indications, it, was
supposed ,.would   be ,encountered.
- Throughout^ the adrift several very
valuable stringers were -encoun-
,'tered. these varying, in thickness
from" 1 to 6 inches, and' from v indi-
cations, running, high1 in values?
'As the expected ledge was^not
struck at'the end of the drift, Mr.
' Gibbs proceeded to run a side drift,
and, instead of tapping^this ledge,,
ran into a true fissure vein.
From an examination, of, the
samples just brought in, there is
reason ,to' believe 'the  ore' in this
• 'vein will run high in "gold, silver
and copper. Mr. Gibbs did not
wait to ascertain the „thickiiess'of
the vein, but came to Atlin at once
to advise his co-partners of the result of his 'find. He returned to
the mine on Thursday night.
The ore is concentrating, and
carries, possibly1 10 per cent lead,
and from 100 to 150 ozs. silver, per
ton, besides high copper-and gold
values.
We extend our heartiest congratulations to those directly interested in the White Moose on the
successful issue of   their venture,
*" feeling ■ assured that what is their
gain is a still greater gain to the
Atlin district.
j The Mail Service.
Bob Gibbs has taken a contract
to sink a 50 foot shaft on the property ofthe Gleaner Mining & Milling Co., on Taku Arm.
Last fall samples were sent to the
Tacoma smelter from a mine on
Windy Arm, and the results were
so satisfactory that Mr. Poolty, one
ofthe owners, has begun operations
and will shortly drive a tunnel of
800 feet to fully develop the claim.
Owing lo the approaching break-
ing-up ofthe winter trails, prior to
opening'of navigation, ,thc cairier
service has been augmented by the
addition 'of Messis. Coutts1 and
Tallin ire/ who will assist Carriers
Perkinsonand Thomas. The ser-
vice between Log Cabin and Atlin
has now to be performed during the
night. ? ■■   \"
One of. the, fastest trips of-the
season was made ,last'weekT by Carrier Thomas, who * left here after
midnight on'Sunday 26th mlto and
was' registered at'the Log Cabin
office befoie 9 o'clock on, Monday!
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The Atlin Placer Miners' Association  has1  lost - one ot its most en-
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ergetic and enthusiastic* promoters
in the person of E. L. Burdett, who
left for Edmonton/ N.W.T., on
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Improving, the Service.
The concert and dance,-given by
the Discovery Fire Department,
which was -held last night in the
Nugget Hall, was for the purpose
of raising funds for certain improve-
rnenls contemplated by the Fire
Wardens and the department. A
contract is to be let for the sinking
of. a" well, 20 feet deep, aud 6x6
feet, which is to be'timbered. This
will, be'sunk, in a central portion of
the town,' back of the 'ra'ain street.
It is expected that this well will be
of sufficient* capacity to supply
water against all emergencies.   ,
SLUICING 'BEGINS.
Winter Dumps Will'Soon Be
Cashed. -"•   -
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, British Columbia hay has leach-
ed an extremely high figure on the
Coast and is selling ,at $20'a ton.
It'is stated that the supply 611 hand
is far short of the demand.'
\ Strong Organization.
The Atlin   Branch of ^ the B. Ck Mining Association. For-
mally Organized—A* Representative Executive.       '
Shirley Brothers, of Atlin, have
let a contract for the sinking of a
shaft on the Ottawa group of mineral claims, just north of Atlin
townsite.
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? The adjourned meeting of the-B.
C. " 'Mining . Association, , Atlin
,brauch,~~was held, in the Nugget
Hall-- on Saturday evening last.
There was a large and > thoroughly
representative ''gathering of the different mining interests of the district. , The business of the ,evening
was dispatched with business-like
celerity, and the proceedings were
not encumbered by that senseless
hostility and bickering which has
so frequently marred the progress
of similar meetings. *
In the absence of Mr. R. A.
Lambert, the Chairman of the previous meeting, Mr. D. Todd Lees,
of Atlin, was called to the chair.
In the course of his remarks, the
Chairman stated that he' was delighted to see such a large gathering of the' miners of the district,
and that the already heavy enrolment for the Atlin branch of the B.
C., Mining Association augured
well for the success and prosperity
of the Association and for the good
work iu the advancement of the
mining industry throughout the
Province by the banding together
of the best men engaged in that industry. It should be the duty as
well as pleasure for every member
of the local branch to each add another name to the roll before the
next meeting, for upon the strength
of numbers depended our influence
and weight with the Provincial Association.
After the reading and adoption of
the minutes of the previous meeting by the interim Secretary, the
Atlin Branch of the British Columbia Mining Association was duly
organized with ther following officers : Chairman, Herbert Cancel-
lof ; Vice-Chairman,  Frank Dock-
rill; Secy.-Treas., H. E. Brown.  -
An Executive Committee,' thoroughly representative ,of the , district,, was elected,'. apportioned
as -follows: Spruce, 2, Messrs.
Garrison and Ferguson; Pine, 2,
Messrs.- Deeks' and-Lytle; Discovery, 2, Messrs". .-Fritz Miller and
Ruffner; Atlin, 2,1 Messrs. W. P.
Grant and Todd Lees; Boulder, 2,
Messrs. Fall and Tom Blair ; Gold
Run, 2. A. B. P. Thomas — the
appointment of a second representative was postponed to a subsequent
meeting; Otter, 1, Mr. Carmichael ; Birch, 1, R. A. Lambert;
Wright, 1, Louis Yerke; McKee
and Ruby, are each entitled to one
representative, but the election of
these was defened to a future meeting. ' The above, together with the
officers constitutes the Executive;
seven to make a quorum.
The first duty of the Executive
will be a thorough revision of the
proposed amendments to the Placer
Act, with the view of submitting—
after ratification by a full meeting
—the views of this camp and whatever changes may be deemed necessary, to the Executive of the Provincial Association. For this purpose the committee will meet this
evening at Discovery. The report
will be submitted to the next meeting of the Association to be held in
the Nugget Hall ou Saturday next,
16th inst, at which there should be
a full, attendance.
The district is to be congratulated
upon the excellent personnel of the
Executive Committee,1 which, in
our opinion, will do much to to
place the Association iu the position it deserves in the community.
Contract Let for Otter Creek Co.'s
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"Next week will'see commence-
ment of sluicing operations ofthe'
winter dumps on nearly "every part
ofthe district, and* we have reason
to believe that the sanguine" expec- ,
tatior.s of. the miners will be fully
realized. " .   j- •
] Preliminary work „on the property of theJPine .Creek*' Power Co.
by the contractprs^MesT/Sy Griffith.
& Loveridge, is' going ^orT'apac'e.
The heavy timbers for the derricks
have all been hauled into position
on the different places where they
are to be used, and their construction is well under' way. The No.
1 flume is receiving a , complete ,■
overhauling, and as soon as the
frost leaves the ground -the ditches
will be 'cleaned out and repaired,
A large number, of men are being
employed. The company's pro-
pects for a prosperous --season's
are assured. Work will be commenced simultaneously ou Discovery claim, the' Harrigan benches
and the Sabin ground.
Gazette Notices.
pThe last issue of the B.' C. Gazette, just received, contains the
followingjiotices of local interest:
Notice is given that Richard D.
Fetherstonhaugh, Mining Agent of
Atlin/ B. Cm has been appointed
Attorney for the Nimrod Syndicate,
Ltd., and the Atlin Mining Co.,
Ltd., in place of Robert G/Tatlow,
of Vancouver.
The Atlin-Ymir Gold Mining
& Milling Co., Ltd., has been re-
gistercd as a joint stock company,
with a capital of $250,000, divided
into one million shares of 25 cents ,
each, and its objects are" to acquire,
manage, develop, work and sell
mines, mineral claims and mining
properties and to treat, refine and
market mineral therefrom.
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has taken the  contract to  lay  the   ■
flume for the Otter Creek Hydrau-,„
lie  Co.,  on their  property.    This
flume will be 5500 feet long. '   '
Mr. Hewitt/ the" Superintendent
of the Otter Creek Hydraulic Co.,
says that, providing no serious hitch
occurs, he , wiir have -the plant in ,
full operation by the middle of next
month,' and that every indication
points to Otter creek1"'making^ -
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On the  horizon line of human ignorance, on  the 'mountain peaks of human aspiration, in the deep valleys of humiliation,  In the lonely desires of Lire heart, there  are no sects, partisans, denominational  antagonisms or race prejudices, and  these arc the places where worship becomes inevitable and prayer spontaneous. ,  Whatever wc may think of prayers,  however wc may regard the formal  words of ritual, vvc must all believe in  oi   nnely  cut-up   boiled   meat���beof  or      A   half-Wood . Oxford   weighed   187  f pounds and sheared eight pounds of  wool giving a total profit of ?6o2. A  half-blood Cotswold weighed 199  pounds, but as it is not a strictly mutton breed only five cents a pound was  obratned for it, its wool weighing nine  pounds'and the net profit being only  ?3 75- The common native cost only  ips, sheared five pounds of wool, weighed 150 pounds and gave a net profit of  ���W-I7- The sheep naid well, even tlie  native showing a fair record ; but. had  lamb necks are trie cheapest, and answer tho purpose admirably���soaked  bread, from which (he yeast has been  squeezed out; boiled vf-<;et:ibles, such as  potatoes, carrots, spinach, beans, etc.,'  and, occasionally, rice, barley arid oatmeal. To this should be added the soup  fat_ which the meat has, been boiled, tiro  mixture when finished being sufficiently  firm to take out in .1 spoon without  spilling.' Once a day f-s suilieioTit for  the average toy dog;'but for thr-r thereto no cut-.ind-dried rule, an active dog of  a ne-rvous tompcrant/'nt needing more  food than the ordinary specimen.  An Indian Millionaire  An > Idol Manufacturer.  Birds That Help.  Recent cnrciul study   with reference  to the food habits of hawks and owls  carried on by the United    States De-  prayer, for adoration  in  the presence I partment of Agriculture goes to show  For the Farmer.  '��  The pri^e for the best 100-acre farm  or 'less in England was won by a  farmer who farms Si acres of grass  land, 41 acres being in pasture. He  keeps 52 cows, and spcirt $3,000 extra  lor food for his stock each year.  wool been the object, a loss would  "aye resulted, (be cost of tire native,  only .$2, being the only advantage in ils  f-u-or. The next smallest cost and  h'rgcst profit was vvillr the- Southdown.  1 he experiments show that mtitlon  pays far heller than wool, but thev silsn  dernonstralc that a half-blond "sheen'  wrll give nearly twice as much profit  as a nalivc, and thai (o raise mutton  for market profitablv, the best brcp.'ls  must be cmplo e '.���Philadelphia Re  zord. , r  of the, Adorable is inevitable to spirit.  Gratitude, admiration, the hunger for  communion with, the pure, the thirst  for companionship with the divine, represent the soul at its "maximum everywhere. These constitute the prayer  which exalts the heart that yields to its  law.  Prayer Is the hunger of the conscience for righteousness, the thirst of  the heart for love. When by thinking  ���we reach a sense of the-Ineffable ; when  thought lands us at the feet of the Unthinkable ; when the Known is conscious'of the measureless rim of_ the  Unknowable that surrounds it, this is  Erayer, and in this  realm wc are all  rothers. '  ."Worship the Lord in the beauty of  <holiness." Holiness is wholeness. This  is one element in the pentecostal language. The life of the individual is  fractional. ' It comes to its wholeness  only in the community. There is moving power, culture, helpfulness-in the  , pure* notes of the soloist .whose voice  'gives adequate expression to the  heart; but mighty deeds are inspired,  communities acquire added momentum,  the city is defended and the nation is  caved under the mighty inspiration of  the great chorus that rolls from the  throats of the unnumbered multitudes.  (Witness the power of the old chorals  of the Reformation, the battle hymn  of Luther and the Marseillaise.   These  that these birds, with but few excep  tions, are the farmer's friends rather  than his enemies. It appears that the  good 'which they accomplish in the  way of destroying mice, gophers, rabbits and other small mammals, along  with great quantities of noxious insects, far exceeds the possible'harm  they do by the occasional destruction  of poultry and other birds. A critical  examination of the contents of about  2,700 stomachs of these birds showed  that only six of the seventy-three  species found in the United States'are  injurious. Three of , these are so  rare that they need not be considered.'  Of the remaining three, the fish hawk  is only'indirectly injurious; hence but  two remain to be coirsidercd, viz., the  sharp-shinned and Cooper's' hawks.'  Emitting the six species that feed  largely on poultry and game, 2,212  stomachs were examined, of which 56  per cent, contained mice and other  small mammals, 27 pcrr cent, insects,  and only 3 1-2 per cent, poultry and  game birds. c-  "May T'nrint a'kiss on your lips ?". I  said, ,  And she nodded  her sweet permission ;  So   we   went   to   press,   and   I  rather  guess  We printed a full edition.  . Cat*  nnd   Gown.  Lord Robert's Garter.  represent not only the mighty harmonies of the state, but the great harmonizing power of Religion. ,   . As a table food they are superb, their  ��� ���   The mam universal element^tn lttera- - '  A Woman Favors the Buff Orpington.  In my estimation the Buff Orpington^ bred as near to standard requirements as possible cannot be surpassed  for a general purpose fowl, and there  is no denying that they promise to  outrival .both theV much-prized Buff  Plymouth Rock and Wyandotte in  popular, favor and  in  egg-production.  hire is represented by the prayers of the  . ages. If the selection be high enough,  Catholic saint, ostracized heretic, persecuted Infidel, Protestant believer and  Pagan confessor all join in one chorus.  Theodore Parker's great work was  entitled "A Discourse of Religion."  This book shows that the primal verities of religion, the thought of God,  of duty and of the immortal lite were  present and primal in all the great religions of the world. In the great  Parliament of Religion, held in Chicago  in 1903, it was demonstrated that the  "Our Father" was indeed a universal  grayer. Over and oyer agaia did  .Catholic an��t Jew, 'Buddhist, Brahmin  and Parsee join in this great ethical  anthem. They were all ready to pray  for the coming of the kingdom of  good. "Deliver us from evil" were  words consonant and precious to the  hearts and lips of Hindu and Chinaman, European and ��� American, black  sad white, rich and poor, learned and  Ignorant.  The Mohammedan calls his sacred  1 book, the Koran, "the cry." The very  title jjives it a place in the breviary of  mankind. All religion is but a cry of  the finite toward the infinite; a cry  from the seen to the unseen ; a cry of  the erring for virtue ; a cry of the sinning for grace; a cry of the selfish for  love. v  -  This cry, enforced by science, literature and travel, is 'bringing in a new  Catholicism. The age of schism is  gone or going. The sects in religion  are doomed. The provincial appeal  of the denominationalist falls upon unresponsive ears, aye, fails of clear utterance on the part of him who leads in  the task of sect building.  We talk much of the combination of  Irade and tlie trusts of capital. But  they are only the reverse side of the  shield���the worldly and oftentimes  wicked perversion of the great law of  brotherhood. A great Catholicism, a  church of humanity, of which the  Church of Rome in its mighty achievements is a feeble prophecy, is tire obverse side of this shield. The word in  religion, as in statesmanship, to-day is  not clnnnishness, nor partisanship, nor  patriotism, but cosmopolitanism. Uni-  versalism of some kind or other, in  time and eternity, is the demand of the  heart and the head, the necessity of  science, the dream of the sage, the  promise of the bard, the inspiration of  the prophet, the gospel of the living  God, as revealed in (the slowly unfolding pages of history and reflected in  the ever clearing and climbing life of  the soul of man.  Feeding of Pet Dogs.  (DtecuBBtog the feeding of toy ��p��H-  tels, in the January issue of Outing, Lillian C Meoraa says: Most people overfeed toy dogs, and tire result is ft fat,  ttahealthy-looking specimen, with ��. fold  breath and rough, staring coat. Soros  'Soixl is supposed to bs hotter than others In the growing of ooats. My experience has beon that there ia nothing so  good <or toy do;* as & judicious mixture  meat being of a very juicy fine grain,'  , with large plump breasts and fine bod-  1 ies  throughout.   ' One cannot pass a  flock of them without stopping to admire them, their beautiful soft lemon  ���shade of buff shining in "the sun, and  contrasting  with   the  green   grass  on  the lawn, making them very attractive.  They  are  hardy,   good  winter  layers  of rich brown medium-sized eggs, and  .are also the best of mothers when allowed to incubate.  - The chicks grow well and develop  rapidly under popular care. They are  great foragers when allowed to foam,  and small eaters, considering their  size. The Buff variety is the most  generally bred, as their color tone offers an attraction to fanciers that isi  hard to resist.' Both males and females  are of a rich, deep, clear, buff, uniform  in shade * throughout, except the tail,  which should be a deeper buff or coppery bronze. The under color'is the  same as that of the surface,' except it  is of a lighter' shade, and should extend to the skin. I want to say to  any one thinking of engaging in the  chicken business both for pleasure and  profit, do not hesitate to buy Bttir  Orpingtons, as they will not disappoint  in their usefulness and beauty.���Mrs. J.  G. Osborne, Fabius, N' Y., Cedar Glen  Poultry Farm.  Mutton-Breeds of Sheep  In this country we pay more attention to a product of the sheep���wool���  than to the sheep. With so much agitation over the wool industry it would  seem as if the sheep was intended only  for the one purpose of producing wool,  when, in fact, wool is the smallest product, in value, derived from sheep. It  has been repeatedly shown that by the  use of improved breeds of sheep lambs  can be made to pay from $5 lo $10  each, while the increased value of the  land upon which sheep have been kept  is of itself a sum quite large enough to  render sheep-raising profitable. Experiments demonstrate that sheep may  be kept for mutton alone with profit,  but as wool is a necessary adjunct to  the sheep a source of profit is in thai  direction also. In experiments made  accounts were kept of all the items of  cost, including the shepherd's care, original cost of animals, the use of the  mother ewes and the value of their  fleeces, as well as of food, shelter and  interest on capital, until the sheep were  over one year old. Grades and half-  bloods were xrsed for experiment. A  half-blood> Southdown cost $6 and  sheared six pounds of wool, valued at  $2.40. It3 carcass weighed 147 pounds,  live weight, which sold at 6 1-2 cents  per pound, or $9.55, which shows a profit of $3.55 from the sheep, not including the cost, and without estimating the  wool at all, the total profit being $5.95,  including the wool. A half-blood Shropshire cost $7 and sheared nine pounds  of wool, which sold for $3.40, the carcass weighing 160 pounds, its net profit  for mutton and  wool being $6.32.  HJ.H��}." -writes, directing attention to  the  following,  published  by a  contemporary  ob  Saturday:���?The    Treasury  has appointed  a  committee  to  inqrriro  into tha constitution, duties and administration of  the  Heralds  College    aird  Chanceries   si  the  various    orders    of  Knighthood,   and   into   tho  origin  and  amount of all -charges incident upon the  Sovereign's  bestowal  of  honors..     Tiro  committee is to report whether changes  are advisable. It may be taken that this  actio* is th�� outcome of the difficulties  orers the fees -.that Field Marshal Earl  Roberts refused to i>ay to the College  of Heralds upon the occasion of his being made a Knight of the Garter. These  fees amount  to   ��1,000.'^    He adds :���  Lord   Roberts,  indeed,   has  never  been  ���isked  to pay  the fees,  and the indignity of his Garter insignia being absent  from the chapel at Windsor is dire to a  dispute between the Treasury and .tha  Herald's office.   Usually the newly-made  Knight  of the  Garter l pays    his    own  teas, but occasionally, in the case of distinguished   men,   who     have    rendered  groat services to their country, the Sovereign , desires   that   the   fees   shall   be  paid out of the public funds.   This was  eo with Lord Roberts.    Queen Victoria  expressed  the  wish   that  the Treasury  should  pay  his Garter  foes.    The.-oiri-  'cers of the order, accordingly, presented,  a bill for ��1,000.    As it-happened, tho.  t Treasury  was holding  an inquiry into  various  charges of  the-Herald's  office,  which were considered'exorbitant. Lord  Roberts' fees seemed an excellent opportunity for making a test case of, and  so the whole matter is held over until  the conclusion of the inquiry. The above  'is ths correct version of the case", and  I givs as my authority The Genealogical   Magazine   for   January,   1003,   the  standard work on Buch    matters.      It  seems too bad to allow such a version  of the case to be sjSread broadcast without oontradiotion, Lord Roberts having  done so much for Great Britain.'-4  The Race Dying Out.  " I'm goiri' to ask Dock Eliot, Trddy  Rosenfelt, an' all th' rest iv thim to  come "up Ar-rchey R-road some summer's afthernoon an' show thim th'  way th' r-race is dyin' out. ' Th' front  stoops is full iv childher; they block  th' throlley cars; they're shyin' bricks  at th' polis, pullin' up coal-hole covers, playin' ring:around-th'-rosy,  shootin' dice, makin' paper dolls,  goin' to Sundah school, hurryin'  with th' sprinklin' pot to th' place at  th' corner, an' indulging in other  spoorts iv childhood. Pah-pah is set-  tin' on th1 steps, ma is lanin' out iv  th' window gassin' with th' neighbors, an' a squad iv polis ar-re up at  th' church keepin' th' L chris-  tenin' parties fr'm mobbin' Father Kelly, while he inthra-  jooces wan thousan' little Michaels,  Pathricks, Jawns, Robert Immits,  Kates, Bridgets, an' Mary Anns or  Janes or Ellens to Christyan s'ciety.  No, sir, th 'race, far fr'm dyin' out  in Ar-rchey R-road, is runnin' aisy  an' coming strong."���Mr. Dooley.  Hon. W. C. Edwards of Ottawa, one  of the newly-appointed Senators, is a  lumberman   who ��� operated  far -up  the (  Gatineau River, and he tells this story  ', Tire' recent   announcement  that    Mr.  Novvrojee Manockji Wadia is about 'to  convert  a million 'pounds,    his    enfcira  fortune, into a public trust lor charitable  purposes   is,one    moie testimony  ilike to the wealth and the munificence  Df the Parsces of India.   Regarding the  tirst, it is a striking proof of the'general topsy-tutvydom of 1 India (as judged  trom the western standpoint) that practically tho entire commercial weal lit of  a. country of 300,000,000 people should be  in the hands of a community numbering  leas.than 00,000.     The "weaith of India'-'  is n myth.r India   is    the land    of ox-  lrentes; of millions of underfed peasants  un the one hand, and of a jewi'llpd gnl-  nxy  of millionaire Rajahs and Parser'.  on lire other.   Regarding tlie latter, Hit:  name that stands out most prominently  is that of Sir Jamsetjec Jcejeobhoy, the  recognized head of the Parsces of India.  A splendid example of energy and enler-  piibc���(|ualities that'aio, indeed, typical  of tlie'Parsces���the Jcejeobhoy family is  of the humblest origin.   A century ago,  when  the .British iihnpire in  India was  being formed out of the crumbling ruins  of the Mogul aud the Mnhratta, and all  India was in chaos, the, ancestor of tho  Jcejecbhoys was a poor lad, striving to  pain his daily bread by tho sweat of,his  brow. Then, no sooner were modern  methods of economics introduced into  the country'than this humble ladjforthwith dreamt of millions. ,llo started in  business as a small merchant. So far  Ihe entire trade of India had been in  English, hands���those of the Must India  Company. Now, for the first time, an  easterner entered the Held.       v  In the absence'of competition on tho  part of the conservative Hindus, he increased his business, prospered, and finally amassed a fortune of two million  sterling. For his purpose India was a  virgin soil, a new country us yet unex-  ploited by modern methods���even as was  the United States a generation ago ; the  cause of his success the same as that  of the first American millionaires. Because of his splendid munificence he was  created first a K.C.B. and' then a Baronet���the first in India. , For, , if ho  amassed a fortune, he _ knew ' how ., to  spend it. Hs gave ' away'' a million  pounds, half his fortune,. in charities.  Hospitals, colleges 'and rest-houses were  founded and,endowed by him.  The present Baronet, Sir Jamsetjee  ���Jeejeebhoy, the third from the founder,  succeeded in 1877, and since then he has  well maintained the traditions of his  house.- eVVith increasing wealth lie has  increased the - aim and ��� purpose of his John Wesley  philanthropy. And no better proof  could be given of the appreciation and  gratitude of his countrymen than the  general'delight with which his selection  to represent Bombay at' the recent coronation was"received ''by all its citizens. ,      T      "'       "   ���-     } ,-, -  , There isTan idol factory in Philadelphia that turns out a'great many of the  Idols used in India, Corea, Japan and  other Buddhist courUiies. The proprietor has recently been'subjected to-  very general criticism in religious circles. In the course'of an interview he  said :���"I 'am not ashamed of my business." '  He led the way into a small room  that had a white curtain.' Here a man  in a bluexap was carving a Buddha of  white marble. ,. , .       "      '   ,',  "The Buddha of white marble is one-i  of our more expensive gods," the proprietor said.    "This god,  two feet in  height, costs $50."  ���   He pointed to a little .wax Buddha  tlrat stood upon^a.'shelf.     1 '  "That,is the model," he    explained,    f  "which my man here follows.  ��� It is a  copy'of a Siamese,Buddha that lias the  lejuitalion 'of being the.best image of    '  the god extant.   But my man has made,  so many Buddhas that he hardly ever  looks at the model now.    I  guess he ���  could carve a-Buddha in < the dark by  this lime."       ,       -, -        ^    '  J In a second room another* man was  carving a strange god, a god with four    >,  arms and an elephant's head, the Hin-- -  doo deity Gancsha. ' .*���,,���  "This  is  another    expensive   'idol,"  said   the  proprietor.,  "Plain   it, costs..  $So,  and   decorated $**S-    Two  of  iny,  girls are decorating a Gancsha now. '  "Most"of thergods I make are im-"-  ages of Buddha'.   ,Buddhism is an old,',  creed.    There  arc  over   five  hundred '  million Buddhists in the world. , Here  arc some of.the rules of Buddhism, and    -  I think they are gpod rules v-r -  /"Forget  the world.''       '  <���  " 'Reverence old- age   and    the oppressed.' ,     - '  .   "'Respect the ''religious   beliefs of  others.,     . .'*'.'  "'Destroy no tree.       ;  '"Kill no animal.   ���  /" 'Drink no' intoxicating beverage.  '"'Boast not-of your, own sanctity.'  "I  make  Buddhas. ' These  Buddhas  go out into the world and turn men's-  >  thoughts  to  the  rules'   of  Buddhism.  They cause men to pray, to be clean,  to be temperate, to be kind.. If-1 made-  whiskey or opium  for the   heathen���  tilings that'harm    them���I" 'would be  'ashamed of my business. .Since I only  make gods, I am not ashamed."  '��� /An'Ideal'Woman. '���"''  Mr. Frankfort Moore's contribution  'to Mrs. F. H. Williamson's "Book  of Beauty," extracts from which appear in Pearson's Magazine, is as follows :���The ideal woman is a woman  without an ideal. She is easy to live  with. She is'worth living lor. She  is worth dying for. She is the,high  light in the charcoal drawing of humanity���man being, the charcoal. She  is the skylight ift the edifice of the hum;  an life. She has no history. She  has no story. She is the rhythm  which transforms ^the prose of life into poetry. She wears a reasonable  hat at matinees. She is too clever to  talk' of woman's rights ; she takes  them. She wears frocks that match  her hair ; she does not dye her hair to  match her frocks. She is the sphinx  that smiles at the trouble man' takes  to unravel the mystery of the Pyramids  when he might be doing something  with the money in it. She-helps her  husband to build up a future for himself, and 'never seeks to rake up his  past. She believes that a theory is  the paper fortress of the immature, and  that a clergyman may still be a man.  She knows that when men talk about  a woman being good-looking' thev  mean that she is well-dressed, though  they don't know it. She does not  insist on her husband's eating up the  cucumber sandwiches left over from  one of her parties ; she eats them herself and suffers in silence. t Her humor is that of a vintage year. She  does not believe that wit is that element which is unfit for publication.  Her own wit is velvety. She was taken  from school before it was too late, and  describes herself as a brand plucked  from the burning. She is not such a  fool as to fancy that anyone is ever  convinced by argument. She docs not  reason.      She  loves.      She  docs   not  and   Tight  Reins.  vs.   Slack  or only one. S' e herself prcfrrs loving much to lo tg many. She believes that the firs woman was a Iii'to-  glyphic inscripti n, and that every  woman is but a "squeeze" of Eve. She  knows that every real woman is the  ideal woman, the fact being that every  idea of the ideal woman is wholly dependent on the idealist, and every woman who is idolized is idealized.  of    a   shantyman   who    had   sjjerrt  a ' believe that a ma-i can love only once,  couple of seasons w'orking for him in  the bush,  and  was coming  out again  shortly after the death of Queen   Victoria:��� '  At Maniwaki the shantyman made  his first stop on the way down, and  in a chat with the hotclkeeper asked  what was the news since he had gone  to the woods.  "Oh/ there's nothing much new. I  s'pose you heard up there that1 the  Queen was dead?"  "No, you don't tole me de Queen  was dead. I'm sorry I hear dat, I'm  torry. She was a good woman, de  Queen, an' s good Queen, too. Well,  we'll all die some tam, even de  Queen."  After a short, respectful pause, he  asked, "An' who's got de job bow?  Who's de head now?"  "Oh, Edward's the King now. It's  King Edward for the last three  months."  "Edward9' de King I Well, well,  fou don't tole me Edwards' de King j  He's a beeg man in de lumber bces-  ness, but I never expec' to hear of  him be de King. What a pull dat  man Edwards mus' have wit' Lauricr."  Russians in China.  The Russians are renewing their in-  rssions of Chinese territory, according  t* Japan and America, a sew pubUca-  Mon. Siuse Last September tha sending  ��f Cossacks to Mongolia regions, under  As ploa of protesting Huseian saii-  p-aafcs there, wont on slowly but continually. It is thought that most of the  ���oldiars evacuating Manchuria have tak-  fn th* route leading into the province,  l'hey are building barracks and storing  1 targe quantity of food, and are apparently inclined to Btay thor Jftrnian-  intly. The total force thus far'collect-  id, oroording to a Japaneso report, already numbers more than 27,000 men.  The following'rs an extract from the-  diary of'John Wesley, dated Wednesday,'* AprYl 21,' 1770. - The  opinion giv- .  ��� en is all the more valuable,^coming aa,-  it does from one well nualifierUto ex- *  pre-ss r'an��� opinion :-^-"I observed a*mis,t>,  take  that almost  universally prevails;  arid I desire all travellers to take good  notice of it,Vwhich may save them both  trouble and danger.   Near 30 /ears ago-  I was thinking,' 'How is it that nd horse  ever stumbles while I' am    reading ?'  (History, poetry and philosophy I commonly read on horseback, having other  employment at other times.)    No' account can possibly be given but this :  Because then I throw the reins on his.,  neck. * I then set myself to   observe ;  and I aver, that in riding above 100,000  'miles I scarce    ever   remember,   any  horse (except two, that would fall head  over heels any way)'to fall, or make a.  considerable stumble while I rode with .  a slack rein.   To fancy, therefore, that  a tight .rein   prevents   stumbling is a  capital blunder.    I have repeated the  trial more frequently than most men in  the kingdom can do.   A slack rein wiU  prevent stumbling if anything will. But.  in some horses nothing can."  Down in Anderson County there resides a notable character, known to  public life ��� of the Palmetto State as  Josh W. Ashley.' Some years ago  Josh, illiterate in speech, but possessed of much good sense, broke into the-  Legislature, and his campaign tours  have been replete with homely anecdotes.'  "I once heard Josh tell a story,"  says Senator'Latimer, "which amused-  his hearers immensely.  " 'A young fellow had been a-co't-  ing,' said he,  'and wanted  to ax  the-  girl to marry him.    He went to see  her, and sot and sot closer and closw  'to-her.  " ' "Mary," he axed her, " will yer  hev me?"  " * "Yes,", she told him.  " Then he sot and sot and sot  " ' "Why don't you say soniethin'r"  she finally ventured.  " ' "Wall,    ntrf's   been   said." ' "-.  Washington Post.  Down behind.a big screen at a recent club tea sat a group of married  members and one  unmarried  girl.  "My dear," said one of them, "never  marry an editor ; he'll always be hidden,  behind a newspaper."  "Nor a popular man," said anothes.  "or you'll sit in the corner with tha  dowagers while he flirts and dances  with the other women."  "Nor a minister," said a little woman-  i-ervbusly, "for all his sympathy wiM  br given to other people, and he'll  liave none loft for you,"'  "Nor a lawyer," said another, "or  he'll talk you to death."  "Nor a doctor," said another, "Jor  he's never at home."  "My goodness," said the girl. "It's  like a puzzle : 'Find the ideal husband.' "  "Or," sard a little woman, with a  brand new wedding ring, "whose wives  are they ?"���Chicago Record-Herald.  1  ��  I  I  li [COPyRIGHTBDl  To Set Her Free f  By Florence Warden,.,  Author of "The House in the Marsh," "A Prince of Darkness,"  ��� , etc., etc.  g?��8Pi&����fr.M��fr��fo>     <��%<����4����*&5\  moDert reddened slightly, and his light  eyes shot an unamiable glance at her.  -But he did not think fit to take up the  challenge.  Mrs. Bascot put'in a word which was  no less galling tk-n her son's tl ouch  it was uttered with .every appearance of  a desire to make things pleasant' foV  everybody. ' ���  , "Irr any case, I'm sure it's a comfort.  ���to think tthat your tor tune will really  do some good, as you have often expressed a wish that it should. It will  relieve Sir Hugh from tho burden of  continuing to make an allowance to hifa  cousin." i '  "I don't suppose he considered 'it a  -burden," said Noima, who was surprised herself at tho patience she wus  showing. "In good families like Ins, people are not so soidid."  And wrth this parting shot, she wont  '     out of the'room,  befoie  llobett could  do more,than open his littlo mouth for  sonio ill-natured answer. >  Norma could not rest. Tito, uneasy  thought ' had taken _possession of her  mind that Astli'v'-) delay rn fulfilling his  intention of culling was in some way  connected with the visit of the mysterious woman who had called at his hotel,  "���" followed hot and hint, and then turned  to dog his footsteps when he left her at  ,  her uncle's door.  After a few moments spent in pacing  " up and down her own room, she hastily  put on a hat and cloak, rind ran softly  , downstairs nnd out of the house. It  was dark enough for her to escape easily, and although she'found ncisclf  blushing at the notron lh.it it was she  who now seemed to, bo 'puiaurng poor  Astlcy, she strll did not relax in her intention of going tow.itds his hotel, hoping that she should meet him orr the  way.  But she did not: and when at last  she got into the High street and found  herself close to his hotel, hei heart beat  so fast ard her bteath came so quickly  that she began to wonder vvhethei people would notice'her and wonder who  ..    6ho was.  With furtive eyes directed to the upper windows, she went backvv aids "and  foiwaids on the opposite side of the  stteet until, ashamed of hei* own actions,  she suddenly darted across the load and  went quickly into the office.  "Is Mr..Darwen in?" she asked, vvith���  a tremor in her voice.       (   ,  The manageress, recognizing her,  smiled, but raised her eyebrows in sur-  pnse. ��� i  ���   "Dear me, ma'am, didn't you know?  He's gone away," she said.  Norma did not wait for another word.  She had a~ vague idea that something  more was said to lrer, but she did not  catch the sense of the words. With a  throbbing heart full of agony she could  not understand, with dim eyes and a  singing in her ears, she got out somehow into tlie street, and instinctrvely  turned towards home.  "Gone!   Gone!"  The word rang in her ears, and seemed  to echo in her heart.  Surely it must be the unknown, mysterious woman who had taken hrm  sway! Wild thoughts flow- through  Norma's brain, fancies inconsistent with  probability, with what she knew of Astley. Her whole being seemed to be absorbed in acrrter consternatron; she felt  that if this one staunch friend who had  done so much for her had deseited lrer,  she was,desolate indeed.  When she had got out of the *��� crowd  and into the wide, open suburban roads  with their rows of trim, detached villas  and sprucc.fi ont gardens, she slackened  ^her steps a little, and tried to think.  'Why had he gone without a word?  Selfishly as she felt she had treated him,  it yet seemed to lrer incredrble that he  should choose to punish her like this, by  going away without a sign.  That she would hear from him presently she knew; but the fact gave her  small consolation. Every thought she  had had during the last few days had  been so entirely of Astley, that this sudden breaking off of the odd, pleasant,  piquant lelations between them was a  grievous pang, Strange as it seemed,  ���he could not help thinking that tho  tortures ahe wns suffering must be something akin to that unknown passron of  jealousy of which she had heard, but  which she had never expected to feel.  Finding all attempts at connected  thought vain, Noima crept back to hor  uncle's house and rang as 6oftly as she  could.  The servant who let her in had news  (or her at once.  "There's a letter for you, mis3," she  began. "I've taken it up to your room.  And���*  Norma did not wait to hear more: she  flew up the stairs, found the letter on  the dressing-table and tore it open. Sho  was so much, excited that she turned  eut the gas instead of turning it up,  and wasted precious minutes hunting  (or matches and relighting it.  The' letter was evidently written in  great haste, and was headed:  "Pour o'clock.  "My Dear Norma���I'm afraid you will  be awfully surprised when I don't turn  np, but I have just had the most shock-  big news. ' My cousin Hugh has met  with an accident in the hunting field,  and they are in dread lest he should not  tire through the night. I'm off for Darwen Haigh at once. Poor Hugh I It  b��  upset mo so  much   that  I  don't  quite Know1 what I'm about, or what to  say to you. You will make allowances.  Poor old Hugh and I were always great  pals, as you know, and I'm sick with  fears of what news may meet me. Good-  by. You'will forgive mc for not coming to-day when you hear 'v\ hat it is. I'll  nnc or write as won as'I get to the  Haigh. Yours, A. D."���  - Norma sat down, trembling so much  Lhat tho paper rustled and crackled in  her hand.* She felt for him with all her  hearft Affectionate and kindly as he  was, she knew how leal the emotion was  which spoke through every line of the  simply" wor ded letter, nntl she prayed  that the news he met rmghL he better  than he'expected. Prayed! , Ay, and  with a fervor which was pctsoiral, too.  And while she still sat shifting, she  heard a voice outside her door, and her  aunt came in.  Mrs! Bascot looked infercstcd and  'rather agitated, and in lrer* 'hand she  held.tr. telegram. f <i  "This came while you were out, Norma," she said.   "Is it���"      ,  The girl had biintclied.it from her  hand and torn it open. Sho lead at a  glance the few woids it contariied, arid  uttered a low cry. . >  "What! x What is it! Speak, child,  can't you speak?" cried Mrs Bascot, as  she tried in vain to get the paper out  of her niece's hand.  "Dead!" said Norma, with shaking  lips.    "He's dead!"  "What! Your, husbandT, Mr. Darwen ?"'  "No, no. His cousin���Sir Hugh," faltered Norma, in a hoarse whisper.  j It was Robeit's thin voice that piped  out from the passage, where he had  been, if not listening, at least hovering  conveniently near. " ''Why, then he's Sir  Astlov now, and Norma's���Lady Darwen!"  A cold shiver ran down Norma's frame  as she heaid thc->e words Yes, jnsteau  of being the benefactress.who was to  biing to Astley the few hundieds a year  which would make life easier to him,  she was the incubus who had fastened  upon him, spoilt his life, and tied him  foi ever to a business partner in whom  he had no inteic-tt but tlut of compassion, if not contempt!    -,  As' the galling, fbitter thought came  cleat ly into Norma's mind, her remorse,  her horror, her humiliation, her despair,  overwhelmed her and seemed to crush  her to the earth.    -  <    CHAPTER VH.r  "Come, come, my dear, there's no need  for such grief as this," said Mrs. Bascot,  as iher niece, with & white face and  trembling limbs, sank down upon a chair.  "Of course, it's proper for you to express some sorrow at the death of one  of your husband's relations; but, after  all, you never saw Sir Hugh, and nobody would expect you to show moro  than conventional sympathy with the  family."  Norma looked up without '^hearing  enough to comprehend how widely different her thoughts were from those of  hor aunt. Mrs. Bascot,-of course, could  not understand why her niece should be  so genuinely affected 'by art eventi which  gave lrer title, position and money; after I enduring a few more of these and  similar reflections, Noima, suddenly perceiving that llobcit had crept up to the  open door of the room, and was looking  in upon her and 'his mother with eyes  full of interest and mild excitement,  sprang to her feet, and, turning to her  aunt, said:  "Leave me a little while, please. 1  want to think. Then I'll come downstairs and���and talk," she added, perceiving, as she fancied, an air of resistance in her aunt, who was longing to  discuss the matter fuither.  So they left her, and Norma, after the  wildest and most futile attempt to le-  view her position and Astley's, and to  come to some decision as to wh.it course  to pursue, went dowrrstaits to receive  more of those hateful veiled congratulations, and to listen to Robcit's artless  prattle about Darwen Haigh, and the  .pleasure in store for himseli when Norma should invite him there on a visit.  She did not know whether to write  to Astley or not: but when sho got upstairs again she made half a dozen attempts at a letter which should express  her contrition at the position in which  she had placed her too generous and  chivalrous frierrd; husband she dared not  call him, even, to herself.  Not one of those "attempts, however,  got further than tho fire; and as she  saw the last spoilt sheet of paper curl  up, black and smoking, in the flames,  Norma drew a long, shivering sigh, and  resolved to wait events wrbhout giving  a sign.  The next day passed without her  hearing from Astley: but on the following morning she got another letter, and  found herself blushing furiously as Robert's little eyes fixed themselves upon  her. And she wxe surprised to find how  fast her heart beat, and what a thrill  she felt at the sight and the touch of  "the letter.  "My dear Norma," it began.  "I couldn't write last night after I  had sent off the wire. This is a terrible  business. In the midst of till tho shock  and distress there ax3 bo many things  to see to, and such a lot of people to  see, who all expect me to give directions about things I know nothing whatever about.  "And then there are the Jawyers. I  have seen three already; one of them,  poor Hugh's London lawyer, is a nice  ��� old chap, who helps me to g��t through  all I have to, do and explains things  The others all want explaining to. Then  the old servants aTe all dieadfully upset, and not unnaturally importunate  as to their chances of staying on here,  and the place has been a good deal neglected, as Hugh spent so much of ki3  time away, yachtrng or shooting, or nr  London. The old house seeing hire and  cold and lonely;, poor Hugh left the re-  furnishmg of the place to be done by his  bride after they were married.  "And now 1 come to the worst thing  of all. Poor Lady Myfanwy Scorton,  Lord Wyresdale's daughter, who was to  have married Hugh in a few days, is  half ciazy.' She tell fainting into my  arms when she first heard the truth,  and I couldn't console her, though I drd  my best. It was horribly touching!altogether. She is ( one of the loveliest  girls I have ever seen, .as 'tall and fair  and graceful as a'ltly, and so gentle and  quiet in her manners, though I believe  she rides to hounds as well as the best  of the men, and never 'wants a lead over  a fence. She was here agarn to-day,  looking sweeter and sadder than ever;  ' it cuts me to the heart to have to Ulk  to her." >      *    1  Norma-v yut down the letter with a  sudden sharp pang. Robert staied at  her intently, wrth grc.it interest.  "What's the nrattei?" he lisped_ out  gently. j  "Nothing, nothing," said Norma, who  felt that she "was choking. "It's���it's  verv <?.id to reid'.ibmrt, vou know." <  But it was something "besides sndness  that she wus feeling. ,8110 tned to think  that it was all distress on Astley's ac-  oorrnt, that she was, only sorry he was  jiot free to console pretty ,Lady Myfanwy by marrying her and giving her  urni positron bliL would have had as his  cousin's wife. But in her hcait of hearts  slid knew that it' was jealousy she felt,  a most unwarrantable and small-minded  jealousy. She envied Lady Myfanwy his  comforting words and looks, and his  admit attou, too.  The rest of the letter had little interest for her; all her thoughts weie now-  centered m the girl wiio was as "lovely  as a lily," the girl who, she told hei sell,  would presently have been Astley's wife  had it not been for his r.ishly clmal-  rous compact wrth herself.  '  She was half cia/y with remoise and  distress that day, and at night she vvioto  and'posted this little sad letter in answer to his: ' - ���>-  "Dear AsLley���This is the eighth letter I have begun, and the sorrow 1 feel  is greater than I can expi ess It is like  you, in your constant unselfish kindness,  to have wiition to me at all. I hope  that when you can you will ,let me see  you again, that I may try to say what  I cannot write.   Youis,  "NORMA."  It gave'her a moment's 'throb of  strange comfort to think that thrs letter from her,would be 111 his hands within a few hours: she knew hira too well  to think that he would ever be anything  but kind to her, badly as she felt she  had treated him.    *  What, what could 3he do to make  amends?  She heard rtothiag more until after the  funeral, whe* Astley sent a hurried line  A^f tna* bo mould nave to go iu  Lo-utea on Um,following da*, and that  h" would break his journey of a soupla  of Wars at Oxford, in orse* to see her,  and "talk things over."  Ominous words those to poor Norma,  who felt that sho could scarcely dare to  aeet his eyes. *  He gave 'no indicatioa of the timo at  whieh he would arrive in the town, from  which fact Norma concluded that he  'did Hot want her to meet him, and worried herself accordingly.  It was when she was sitting in the  drawing-room that afternoon with hei  aunt and Robert, trying to answer tho  latter's curious^ questions with good humor, that the door opened and Astley  walked in. ; '  ' None of them had heard his ring, and  they all looked rather startled, the  moi e so as he was very pale, and looked  ill and worried.* _ '  1 Norma could not suppress a little cry  as she sprang up. She, too, was pale as  the dead: and as her great black eyes  met trnose of her husband, there was in  them an expression of piteous, passionate pleading for forgiveness that would  have puzzled her aunt and Robert, if  both had not bean too much interested  ia the visitor to take any notice of her.  Astley shook hands with Mrs. Bascot  and her son, who pressed forward to  meet him, while Norma hung in the  background, shaking like a leaf, humble,  apologetic, wistful. He came towards  her and held out his hand. Once more  her black eyes, luminous with unshed  tears, were raised in plaintive entreaty  to his. He just held her hands for one  moment, himself as white as she, and  then, with a suddeni impulse, bent down  and kissed her forehead.  She gave a long, slavering sigh of relief ana gratitude, and then, without a  word, sank into the nearest chair.  To Mis. Bascot and Robert this affectionate greeting between Astley and  Norma seemed natural enough, and devoid of any peculiar significance. Husband and wife met in new circumstances,  and both were affected and inclined to  be silent. No inklrng of the strange  truth came into the mind of oil her Mis.  Bascot or her son, as they chirped and  twitteied about their guest, leeching  him'in a much more waim-hcarted fashion than would have been the case il he  had not corrre into a baionetcy and a  fortune since they had met him last.  But he was anxious to speak with  Norma alone, and he soon made the excuse of his journey to get away from the  embarrassing attentions of his hostess.  "I've only an hour," said he, with a  glance  at his watch.    "Will you come  with me as far as the station, Norma?"  She bov ed her head in shy assent, and  at once went to put on her hat.  When they went silently out into the  street together, after Astley's faiewoll to  the others, it was he who recovered his  self-roesession ftrat.    ��  ���Tear aunt's very kind, i but it waA  rather etnbarnnsrng to me to be wondei-  fatg, aa I couldn't help doing, how she  would havo received ms if���if, well, if  thing* hadn't turned out as they havo  done," sard he gravely at last.  Norma drew a long breath.  "It was dreadful, dreadful," rho whispered, aa she kept pace with his slow,  lame steps, "to have to sit there and  listen to their twaddle, arrd to wonder-  when I should have a'chance of speaking  to you.   Oh, can you evci forgive mc?"  A*tley laid his hand very gently on her  arm. The street was alvno-st deserted,  it was a raw.bitter January afternoon;  they were almost as well able to converse as if they hid been miles in the  ���������ountrv or shut up in a room.  "Foigive you! What for?" said he, in  his easy, half amused tone", the very tone  she had sometimes lepro-tphed him with,  when she wondered whether he could  ever take any thing senously.  "I've spoilt your life," almost moarsed  Norma. "In my selfish wish to get free  myself I've put a chain^upon you for  life. I didn't see what I was doing as 1  see it now. ''Oh, why did you let me do  it?   Why didn't you stop me?"  "There, there, don't be silly. It was of  rry own, free will I did what I did. Wo  know very well we might not have done  it if we bad known exactly what was  going to happen, but what's the use of  worrying' one's head about that now ?"  ' Norma ��topped^ short.  ' "You take it beautifully," said ,she  fervently, "as you take everything, as I  wight have known you would take this.  But oh I You ought to have let me do���  do���do what I wanted to do, you know  when���*hat first day yotr met me."  1 'Her voice had fcirrrk to a low, shame-  'faced whisper, hei face was 'distorted  with the strength of tthe emotion from  which 6he was suffering.  Astley diew her h.uid through his arm,  and patted it consolrngly.  t "Look here," said he, "you're a very  wicked, iU-regulated little girl, and a  terrible'handful for anybody.' I think  it's a lucky thing you've got into the  " hands of someone who won't give way  to your caprices, but who means to rule  you with a rod of iron."  A stifled sob escaped Norma's lips.  "Oh,"I'll'do whatever you wish, whatever you tell me -to," she hastened to say  eagerly. "Only tell me, and I'll do it  without a murmur, really, leally."  She lifted a tear-stainctl, miseiable faco  to his.   Astley was touched  -"Even supposing 1 were to tell you to  stay on at your aunt's, and make,yourself  as  charming to  hei  as you can?"  said he, half playfully.    '  ���   '  '    "Yes, yes, that or anything."  "And that I-weie to lequire you to  promise not to mope?"  "Yes, yes, I'll do my best to .keep my  promise, in any tway. BufJ���'' she hesitated, and suddenly tticd toA wiMidiaw  her hand. Astley would not suffer this.  "But���if I'm to stay on here," she went  on quickly, after a short, bieafchlcss  pause, "will you���will you���is it asking  too much���will you come and see me  sometimes, just for a few minutes���I'd  meet you at the station any trme, rf you  didn't want 'to see them���as ^you were  Eassing  through   between London   and  ancashire?" - ^   '  'Her voice was broken and hoarse. Ast;  ley was inexpressibly touched. * '���*<  "Why, how can you ask such a thing?"  said he warmly. "Do you really 'think I  meant to leave you all alone, to the tender mercies of the Bascots? No, no. Besides, have you t considered what they  would think, if I went up to Lancashire,  and you stayed on here?" ���  -Norma groaned.. ,  "I haven't thought of anything," she  murmured brokenly. "I've just���worried!"  "Well, well, you're not to worry any  more. What do you say���" He paused,  and looked down at her, still holding her  arm'in hist "to corning up to'Darwen  Haigh with me, coming on with me when  I pass through on Saturday, eh?"  Norma trembled.  "I should like to," she vvhispereo.  Then thore was a pause.  that wear.  ���-   SPKIN  '.tf.d  Is Quickly Disposed of by    ,  Dodd's Kidney Pilis  They tone up the Kidneys, ensuring ,  Pure   Blood.   Good   Circulation,  and ins   a   consequence,   Vigor <  and -Enerey.  Nearly everyone needs toning up in ^  the spung. Some are altogether ill,  others just feel fagged and worn out.  They have little'inclination to work  and less to eat. 'They are simply use-  less. ,      " ' t  Did you ever   stop to   think    that  there is a reason" for all this, ,   and  that if the complaint "is attacked in- r  telligcntly it will yield readily,    the'   '  lazy feeling will depart and    in ,iti  place will come .vigor and energy and  appetite. * -''  It  is  the kidneys  that' are    doing-'^  their work.' They need to be toned up" , *  with Dodd's Kidney Pills   Why?    Because they are being overworked    aad " ,-  need help       , _ * .-��,,,  In' the winter the body fortifies it-,' "^  self .against, cold With the coming of ��� J"t  spuing if throws off this fortificatisn 1  which consists of extra tissue, -and -T  addttronal wastematter rs given ' to  the blood to ^carry away. If the Kid- .,,  ncys are 111 the condrtion to do' extra ,  work this ,waste material is quickly ��� t  expelled from the body in the .-usual , < v  way. >- V     '' ' - . /  Brit    if    the Kidneys are   trred   or  worn out the waste remains in    the   ���  blood and the circulation is clogged.'  The remedy is simple   Dodd's^ Kidney \ ,,  Pills put the<'Kidneys in good working order    The Kidneys in good'work-,  ing*-order ensure pure blood and good     '  circulation���ensuies    brightness'   and-  vijtjor and enei��y  Thousands of people  will tell you so, can tell' you so   put,  of their own experience.  1  (To be Continued )  There are very few cleansing operations in which Sunlight  Soap cannot be used to advantage. It makes the home bright  and clean. ib  Wolf von 6chierbrand tells an amusing  story of his last weeks' in Berlin. He  was for a long time chief correspondent  of -the Associated Press, and was at lost  ordered to leave the country for having  given too intimate information ahout  the Kaiser. The American ambassador  secured a respite of two weeks for him,  during which ho could wind up his af-  faits, but he was a marked man, and the  police shadowed him night and day. At  last he hit upon the expedient of placing  a stuffed dummy of himself on the fionl  porch, with its back toward the stieet,  and while the police zealously watched  the dummy he was daily shpprng out by  a side door and going unmolested about  his business, disguised in a pair af blue  goggles and an old slorrch hat. The  mannikin eat in the chair, wilili occasional interruptions, from nine in tlio  morning till ten at night, and was pulled  inside by a string at bedtime. On. tho  morning of Mr. Schierbrand's departure  for the United States, it was turned with  its wooden face toward the street, displaying a. email placard for the edification of the police, leading: "Thanks; I'm  off."    Lifebuoy Soap���disinfectant���is strongly  recommended by tho medical profession as  a safeguard against infectious diseases.      aa  Inscriptions on. Rugs. '  Not "all peisons who use Turkish and  'Persian rugs realr/e that there are"often  cunningly "^ interwoven in their meshes  characters that aie not only legible,,but  aro capable of translation hy those familiar with the Arabic tongue. ^  These, inscriptions ��� also called car-  toucltes^re- usually woiked around the  borders of tlhe rugs, in such a manner  as to make, them , easily distinguishable  , to  the  expert.    In; the' border of  the ���  Prince Alexis Lobanow-Koetowsky rug,,  shown last week at the sale of the Mar-  quand collection,.there are, all told, six  cartouches, grounded  in black.    As an"  illustration   of   the   exceedingly   clever  [ wearing of these rugs it is a fact that in  I a royal,Persian rug of the fifteenth century, also shown at the Marque-ad eaJe,  there were six hundred hand-tied knots  to the square inch.    This, good 'judges'  say, ia probably as near perfection as'  the woollen carpet of the Baet will ever  come.   It whs a gift from ,the ruler of  the Persians, presumably to' the ruler oi  the *l*urks, for an authenticated record  m  tire possession. of its former owner  set forth v that tlie rug woe among the  effecta of vthe Sultan Abdul Aziz of Turkey at the time of his death.  In view of the intermittently hostile  relations maintained between Persia and  Turkey during the era when the rug was  unquestionably made, all'that is to be  read in its design ' is most vital, and  seems expressive of some phase of history  .wdiidh was then making so vigorously.  The inocriptrons in the Lobanow-Ros-'  towsky lug have been thus translated:    .  Oh, thou whose abode is the seat ot  justice, '  To wlhom throne carpets serve as tho  covering of thy way;  Whose court the zephyrs as ch'tumber-  lain with the hair of his eyelids sweeps  clean;  To whom in the household of enjoyment is full satisfaction,  Tlie companion ever is success, and  Whose refuge is God Himself;  To whom Darius, Alexander and Feri-  dan are us the meanest of hie army:  Thou posse8sest magnanimity and  dharity.  The inhabitants of both worlds, here  and above, pray for thee.  May thy power still everlastingly endure,  And at fihy command the sun and  moon circling Tevolve.  The Up-To-Date Boy.  "Will your employer be in after dinner?" inquired the visitor of. the ofHce-  boy. "Nope," was the laconic reply.  "What makes you think so?" wa�� the  next query. " 'Coz," replied the boy, as  he prepared to dodge, "that's what he  wen* out suftef."���"Judge."  "*���    1 �� �� ���  Detained.  Mrs. Stnittr���We missed you so much  it our party! Mrs. Jones���And I was  ro vexed when I couldn't cornel You see,  jur cook had company unexpectedly, and  the needed us to fill out the card-tables.  ���Detroit "Journal."  Where the*Difficulty Lay.  Soggs (facetiously)���Fourth, daughter  Jo be married, eht I fancy you've had  fonisiderable difficulty in (jetting so large  t, number of girls off your hajjds.  Noaga (earnestly)���No, my dear Boggs,  the dUaoulty ia in keeping fmob. & larg��|  tftmoor ni hxakmmAB   on   their feet*���. SS533S  **in&.'$M��it A-^SjWais-,*-!  if  ffi  ir  ���I  I  j*1  ���! t  t '  Published    c\eiy    b.itnrilnv   moi nine  T'.n: ATiat. Claim Puniasriiso Co.  A. C. Hin^ciu'ur.r), PiiOfinniott.  U   Todd l.s.r.s, .Manaoim.  Iiuitou  flllico c>r ixililictition lVui 1 S*., A tlm, I!. C.  Advertising   U.itu-, : , sl.00   jier  inch, oneli  inst-ition.    Keacli'ijjf notices, J1   cents u line.  Spi-einl Contuir-t Kiito-. on application.'  'L'lio snhsei lplion puce is *-.'> u jein u.iy-  nblr in nilvniieo. V) pi per vv ill lie dulnoicd  nnlrss tins condition is com pi led vv itli.  .-Saturday, May oTir,   1903.  We have good cause lo wondei  if that JiJiJ-ago::i^ic__el_cmeiit to Hie  -development" alul 'progress of the  Atlin camp, so prominent throughout its existence, will ever be roolcd  out 01 lcarn_ wisdom.  It seems lo be the policy c'f thai  element to look lot flaws or defects,  legal or otherwise, ��� whereby they  'can cause their neighbor trouble or  annoyance. Whether,., the 'object  desired is "for Ihe pm pose of overthrowing the existing slate ol affairs or for personal gain we do not  know, but to such men must a  very large amount of-tlie friction  or ill-feeling between placer miners  and hydraulic miners' be attributed,  as it is certain that there is no just  cause foi ill-feeling between these  two interests otherwise.  For some misguided ��� we say  misguided,1 advisedly ���reason a  , number of mineis have "jumped,'-'  or tried lo do so, the property of  the Atlin , Lake Mining Co., on  Birch creel:.  We have taken the - trouble to  make searching enquiry into this  recent action, and find thai, with  the exception ol some 750 01 1000  feet, there is absolutely no grounds  upon winch the jumpers can lay a  claim lo Ihe company's piopeily.  If those who have so>far thrown  common reason and justice to the  wind and wilfully trespassed on  another's lights, insist upon having records, we say, without hesitancy, that a longteim of imprisonment for perjury is their just reward, and the sooner a salutary  example is made of men who wilfully tiy to steal the property of another���as well call a spade a spade  ���the sooner, will the iniquitous  practice of jumping cease.  The Gold'Commissioner is to be  commended on his decision to refuse "lay-overs" lo the stakers of  the ground in question^ while it is  to be regretted that the law does  not equally back up the Mining  Recorder in his desire to refuse to  issue records.  We sincerely trust that a "hint  to the wise" Tvill prevent men,  who bear Ihe honorable title of Free  Miners, from besmirching their  names and the fair name of the  camp'with the opprobrious epithet  of a "jumpers' paradise."  One of the finest arguments for  the adoption of Crown grants is  exemplified by the incident just  mentioned, and pioves that if there  is any insecurity in a leasehold  title���as the staking would imply���  the sooner absolute titles are given,  the better for everybody.  The "Atlin Claim" Must Be  Recognised,  By Its  Failure  to Publish a Petition  for  a  Private  Bill   An  Atlin    Company   lloeelvos   a  ' Setback.  ���ISr.B.���Remember that your Free  Miner's licence expires on Sunday,  31st iustauL  That the public may be kept  fully posted as lo the' nalnie of  piivale bills. 01 concessions sought  for from Ihe Legislature, by individuals or companies, the law le-  q tines thai notices oi'The-petitions  should be minted aiuTpublished in  a newspaper published .and oil ciliated in the district "which such  private bills 01' concessions might  affect. Failure lo comply with  the law in this lespecl is 'liable to  cause the applicants seiious loss  and inconvenience', quite possibly  an indefinite postponement of such  grant or privileges.  - cWheie> any legislative privilege  sought, not deemed of diiect benefit; to the general public, fails to  show compliance with advertising  requirements, it is almost certain to  be thrown out by the Pijvate Bills'  Committee, as is pertinently proved  by the following example :  1 From the Votes and Proceedings  of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia," for the ,17th ulfo,  we note^ that a petition was presented by Mr. Stables and received,  "From the British-American Dredging Company, Limited, for a Private Bill authorizing the diversion  and use of the waters cf Pine creek,  Atlin." The bill was,' in due  course, turned over to the Private  Bills' Committee, who, 011 the 20th  ulto, reported as follows :  "Legislative* Committee Room,  April 20tb, 1903.  "Mr. Speaker: ������ Your Select  Standing Committee on Private  Bills and Standing Orders beg  leave to repoit as follows :  "That the Standing Orders in  connection with , the under-mentioned Petition have not been complied with ;  "No. 6���-Petition of the British  American Dredging Co., Ltd., inasmuch as while publication in the  British Columbia Gazette and iu  the Daily Colonist newspaper, published in the City of Victoria, was  not quite complete, there was no  publication irr the District of Atlin,  tile district affected. Your Committee are ol the opinion that no  leave should be given for the introduction of the Bill, and beg to recommend the same accordingly.  "All   of  which  is   respectfully  submitted. I-I. Dallas Hklmcken,  Chairman."  As a matter of fact, the advertisement in question has been appearing iu these columns for some  weeks, but, unfortunately, for the  present requiicmeirts, its publication was not diiectly authorized by  the agents of the applicants in  Victoria. No doubt, however,  when the circumstances have been  explained, the Bill will be duly  recommended. - .  a suss  ^krsaip^s  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.-  Why send out when you can get goods as cheap here?  Watches From '$5 up.   Fine Line of Souvenir Spooks.  JUEES EMERT, & SON, The Swiss Wa&hmakQrs.  'the   kootenay- HOTEL.  Cor.  George F. Hayes, Proprietor^  'FlKST   AN 11   TliAIiNOR   fvi'J'KKJ-'TS.  This Fust Class Hotel li.is liocn ronioilcleil unci voluriiislio.il lliroiisliout  and ollors tlio liest iici-oiiimoiltiliun to Ttiuisiunt or Pci iiiiiiiont ,.  Gnosis.���iViiionunii tuiil I'.tiropoun plan  fiWsf Winosg Hssatora anil GS&as'G.  Billiards   "and",Pool.  oocf��o*o*ON>o��o*cfoo��o^oocco��o<>oac'Ooboooa��o<>ooo<*>o��*ooa'iS'>i:t.v>  THETiOLD, HOUSE,  " D'SCOVERY,  B. C.  ���>��  Comfortably Furnished Rooms--By tho Day, Week or Month.  The Best of Liquors and Cigars a'ways in /Stock. -- Fine stable in con  nc-Hion with' tire House.        ',", ..     '"       ������  AMERICAN    AND  EUROPEAN   'PLAN.  I  'J. P. KOSi:,' Minincnr.  TJ-1V.  JL  JLJL-l-V  WT-TTTE    'PASS ''61    YUKON.  ROUTE. -'   -    ,  for Dawson and Yulcon points, and   at Caribou for  Atlin every I rresday  aud Fiidav; Returning, leave Atlin cvei.y^Monday aud Thuisday.    _  ' Teleg'iaph Sei vice to Skagway.-   Express  mattci   will - be received  for shipment to and from all points in Canada and the United States.  For information 1 dative lo Passenger,1 Freight, Telegraph or Express  ,-. '     Rates apply to any Agent ofthe Company or to  ,    J. F. Lkk, Traffic Manager, Skagway.  '    DISCOVERY, B. C.    ,  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  Ed. S\nds, Propiictor.  K     BATHS  e   BARBER SHOP  G.H. FOPJD        Prop. '  Sow oceupj their new quartets next  to the Bunk of 11. N. A., First Street.  Tho bath moms nro oqunlb as s?ood as found  in  cities.' Pi irate Entrance for Indies.  Discovery. <   *   -  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  ,'        "CONNECTION:  llendqtun tors for Brook's state.  The Canadian-Bank of Commerce.   -  CAPITAL   -PAID    UP    $8,000,000'.  RESERVE,  $2,500,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie, * . '  San Francisco,  Portland,  Skagway, etc.  * Exchange sold on aSB Points.  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  'D. ROSS, Manager.  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   ��� ���������   FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.   *��*c   CHOICESr WIVES, LIQUORS AND UGARS CASE GOODS A SI'htlALIY.  Hydraiuli��   Mining  inery.  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,    WATER    GATES,  ANGLE- STEEL   RIFFLES    &         HYDRAULIC    RIVETED    PIPE.  Pumping &   Hoisting   Machinery.  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  1 Vancouver, B. C. *  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C  If  i  ..rf��S5fefj''i!i'  .LL. t    si\  -���- ,  'fcf  ''     ATLIN,  B. C, SATURDAY,, MAY 9,   1903  -< ,  *    '  l��-  r  j 1 *j  s>  can   give   You   as Good Value for' your "CASH, as CZtlT'Ow^i-. JW��*.  r*    ' any; House in-Town. ' <  ,'T' ,       j  ,   '   ,,^Ji ^B^A^S"5  it " and < see.      t      .   Giant  Powder  on1 hand:'  \wV\a.* 4��        v  The Opposition Leader,-Asks  v     For a Return >  Of All .Correspondence in Connection With' Atlin's  Gold Com-  mlssionop Engaging in   Mer-  1  cantilo Business.     - >  1   In   the discussion, which   arose  over Mr: JMcBiide's   motion, in the  local    House,   for, a - letiuii of all  letters between  the'Gold Commis-  1  hioti<ii, Atlin, and the Government,  or any rucniber thereof, relating to  thc.engageinent of/the said Gold  Commissioner- in mercantile and  trnnrng opeiaLions, al**o(any Orders-  iu-Couucil relating theieto, the  meinbci foi Atlin said :  k V Some slight objection had been  made in Atlin as to Mr. Frasefie-  taiuing his name iir the business  with which he was connected. ��� Pie  (Mr. Stables) wrote the Government statrng that objectiorr was  raised by a few people _ ot the dis-  trict (not by the miners) to Mr.  Frasei's - ^appointment.* .Not-.a  single   miner ' of   Atlin' had made  such'complaint.   " What dissatisfac-  - \|, ���*  tion existed   was   among business  -- ����� *..  men," and, accordingly, he wrote  the Department, advising 'thai-  trouble might .be, caused by Mr.  Fraser retaining office undei these  circumstances, and asking that Mr.  Fiaser be requested to-have his  name removed from the- business.  The Government saw fit to do  otherwise. Mr. Fraser personally  had the confidence of the miners  aud busine'ss men ot the camp. He  believed the informant ofthe Leader of the Opposition was a man who  made an open boast that he had  brought 'about the 'decapitation of  ex-Gold Commissioner Graham,  and would never rest until he succeeded' in* bringing the present  Commissioner to a similar fate.  He (Mr Stables) believed if Mr.  Fraser was left to do his,duty that  peace and quietness would reign in  the district.  The Balmoral Hotel.  The above is the name of the  new hotel, just being completed, in  Discovery, which was rebuilt over  the old Gold Pan Inn. The' new  house , will be one of the best in  Discovery, and will 'be thoroughly  up to date in every respect. The  bedrooms, some ten in number, are  all nicely papered and will be handsomely furnished. Messrs. Anderson and Sabiu are the owneis ofthe  Balmoral, and deserve great credit  for the enteipiise they have shown.  The house will be thrown open  to the public tonight, and the  popular proprietors will doubtless  receive generous patronage.  The Two Per Cent Tax.  ��� If nothing more is accomplished  by the B. C. Mining Associatiorr  than the abolition of the 2 per cent  royalty tax, it will have-earned the  everlasting   gratitude    of    every  one in any way connected with the  mining indusliy in the Piovincc.  In view of the repeal of the lax,  the following extiact, fiom one of  our Coast exchange's, is interesting:  "The  gratification  'experienced  at   the   decision of the  Provincial  Government  to' abolish   the 2 pei  cent   tax   is   fell   not onlybv the  people and 11111.ing companies ol the  upper counliy  but  hy investors in  Eastern   Canada   and   the   United  States, and   also   in   Europe, who  lealize' the ,value of this Piovince  as a minings country, but   who are  pcifectly well  aw aie, that the low-  giadc-j piopeities   with   which the  countiy abounds cannot be expected  to 1 etui 11 a profit  with   such a bui-  den imposed on   them   by the Government*.    TIr - S.** H.  C   Miner,  who   is   President  of the Granbv  Smelting   Company,    opeialnig  at  Giand   Folk',   and   Phoenix,  aud  who is in touch with mining capital  in Etnope as well   as on this continent, stated the othei dav in an interview   that American  capitalists  when Jthey^ found out how the tax  was   levied,   absolutely   refused to  put'their   money   into  any of the  projects   in   this   Province.    Now.  considerable English and American  capital would  find its way. into the  countiy.     "Mining   companies,  he  said, had   no  objection to paying a  fair tax, but-.they wanted   it levied  in a' way that would not affect their  ���labor  and" tianspoitation,   as   bad  been   the   case, up"to the present.  Mr. Miner," in  indicating  that the  tax^ was   a   but den largely on the  labor1 in the  extraction of the ore  and its transportation 'to the smelter, touched  the  vital   objection to  this tax.    The lower  the grade of  ore is in  a  property,   the heavier,  not relatively but actually, does the  tax become.    If the ore is very rich  the   Government   does   not realize  anything like the sum it does if the  ore is  extremely low-giade.    The  tax,   accordingly,   is   one   which,  weighing excessively upon the low-  giade   properties,    constitutes   almost  an  embargo  on the development   of  the   mining areas of the  Province.  Tith   dnj   of   April, one* thoi sand nine htin-  died and thice. ' '      '  ]I,.y.] K S. V  WoiiiiJS*.  Rcuistini of Joint F-tock Companies.  nia-2-lt 1 , 1  ,NOTICE. '     ���  IVTOTrCIt* is herobj ftlvon limb application  will he made to tin- Lii.ii rinli ,o Assein-  blj ol the Province oT Hnti-.ii Columbia at  its next Session foi 1111 Act aiitlioi i.!iiitv the  ltritish American l)i cii^in^ Conip'uij , I.Id.,  to divert and nppi opi niio the vvntrisol  Pino Cieoll, 111 the District ol'Atlin. in the  Piovince ol liritish Columbia, lit a Point  above Pino OieeK ['"'[ills iihoiit ���SUOicot, lor  the purpose ot ;;onei ntn��K eleeti ie po\w'i,  foi'thu pu: pose ol stippl". iiik the same to  Ihe mines and iliedp.nijr.rOpoi nitons nlon;;  Pino Creole and tlie neijihhoi hood tliei col,  and lo uluii'KO tolls then-Tor.'  THIS '11R1TISII AMERICAN DRl.nGINc/  ���ni.2I-8.U ' '    COMPANY'' LlMl'lTD.  Chief Coniiniosionei of��hands and Yiorki  loi puriimsioii to purchase the following  described luuccl or tract of. land tor agricultural puipnscs Coinnieuciii'r I't a post  planted on tho eiiblshoie of Atln.to Hner;  tliencp 20 chains in a northerlj ,d��iecliou  nlnua the shoic oT Taku Aim, theuco 28  chains in an easterb diruetiou; thence -8  chiiiiisin a ^outhei l.v 'direction; thonce 2t  chains in n"\\ cstei Ij du ection, to tho point  of cotiiiuonoonu'iit, oontuiiiiuix 10 acres more  oi less.       ' T. Ilinehclille.  ,  Tuk'u City, 11. C , December JSth, Mi.  NOTICE.  RESPECTING   TIJIUIiR   LICENCES.  T^OTICE is, heiebv tfiven, pursuant to the  provisions of  Section SO of  the "Land  Act," that iu future  no   special licences to  cut timber ou Ciown lands will he granted  or renewed until aftei the   applicants have  had the limits- sniveled bj a duly qt'aliiied  Piovmcial   Laud   Suivejor to   the satislac;-  tion of the Lands and   Works Department.*  -    '    , W. Cv WLLLS,     ,   .  Chief Commissionei of Lands & "Works,  Lauds & "Woi Its Department,  '     Victoria, IL C. 26th Match, 1903    ,llap-lt  ,   ,   V \ NOTICE.*.'   - *    -  ���j\TOTlCE is herebj given that fii.xty davs  ."after date I intend to applj , to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for pei mission to puich.iso the follow in;,  described tiact ol ,lcind foi ngi lciiltmal  purposes. That p.ncel or tract of land situated in the Atlin^Lake UiuiiiK Division,  commencing at a post planted at the N.W.  corner of Atlin Tow nsite, thence East -10  chains, thence noith 20 chains, tlieuce west  10 chains, thence south 20 chains, to point ot  commencement, containing SO .icies, moie  or less. -   li, P. Qleej?.     '  Dated at Atlin, H.C , this Oth daj ot Mai eh,  1003        ��� mar7-St  COAL   PROSPECTING   LICENCES  ���RTOTICl" is hoiebj tfivon that uftei rRQ dajr ,  fiomjlate, '[ intend to npplv lo the  Chiel Commissioiiciv of Lands nndrWorks  loi n Licence to piospect for <oal ou the  follow my described lauds:  On the uoitli side ot the iTahltan River"  about 10 miles liom Telo^raph creek, commencing'nt a post planted about t mileu-  li om the mouth of the rivoi. marked "D. G.  Stew nit's &, Wf corner," thonco^SO cliains  not th, thence 80 chains east, theneo 30 chain*  south. tlieuce 80 chains vv est to point ot commencement, containing- 010 acres moie or  less. 1), b-. Stew'ai't, '  Re-Located, Mai eh 30th, MM. '    _  ���RJOT1CL is heiehv  kuen that after SOdajs^  , from date, I intend to applj to the  Chiefj Comniissionor of Lauds and Woikit  for a Licence to piospect for coal on the  following? descubed lands A        *  On the noith and south sides of the Talil-  t.in l i\ei, commenciiiff at a post maikcd "A.  R McDonald's & E. ,toiner," thence 80  chains north, thence 80 chains west thence,  SO .chains south, thence 80 chains'east to.  point of commencement, icontniuiii!; 041)  acics, moie or less. A. K* McDonald.  Re-Located, Maich SOtli, 1003.  ' Subscribe for the Cl,-aim,-and. get  your friends to subscribe.  NOTICE.  N  OTICL is herebj kivoii   that  SiNtj   dajs  after date   1   intend   to   appb   to  the  "KJOTICD. is hciehj given that aftei .todays  fiom date, I intend to applj to tho  Chiol Commissionei of Lauds uud Woilcs  foi a Licence to piospect for coal on tho  follow ing descubed lauds,.  On tlio noith side*of the .Tnliltan river,  comrnenciiifr at a pos_t*marked "Miirdoek  MeKuj's N W. corner post," thence 30  j-chaius oast, thence 80 chains south, thence  80 chains west; thence 80 chains'noith to  point of commencement,- contaiiunsr 640  acics, pioie^or less. r Mtirdock McKaj.  Re-Located, March .lOtli, 1903'*'   wr~  f    '        ,' '   ���NJOTICE is hereby given that nftert30dajs  from date,   1 intend.to   appb   to   the  Chief Commissioner   of   Lands and OVoi ka  for a Licence  to prospect' for eoal on the  follow fng descubed-lands :  On the north and south sides of the Tahl-  tan liver, commencing: at a post maikcd  "J. A. Piasei s N E. corner," thence 80  chains west; thence 80 chains south, thence  80 chains cast, thence 80 chains north to  point of commencement, containing- 640  acies, more or less. J. A. Fraser.  Re-Located, Mai oh 30th, 1903.  SPi.CIAI.TlES IN  FANCY   CAKES   &   PASTRY.  Fresh Bread? Rye Bread, etc.  t    " - Chas. Mykr, Proprietor.  , Good Rooms to Rent���Rj the Day, Week or Month at loason.ible l.itos.  Certificate  of Registration of an  Extra-Provincial Company.  f Covii-AMLb Act, 1S97,"  j llERI.fJY- CJ'KTIl.-Y that I have tins  ���*��� d.ii ic'gistered "The Noi th Columbia  Gold Mining Comimio " as an E.\tia-Pro-  vineial eompanj under the " ConipiiniOH'  Ae(,lS07,"to curij out or ollect all or any of  the objects hereinafter set forth to which  the legislative authorilj of the Lcgishituio  of liiitish Columbia e.\tends,.  The Head Olhce or tho Companj is situate  at Huron, m the county oj- Jleadlo, State of  South Dakota. 1  Tlio ninoiiiit of the enpital of the eompanj  is live hundred thousand dollars, divided  into five hundred thousand shares ot one  dollar c.ieb.  The head olhco of the eompanj in this  Piovince is situate in Atlin R.C., and Julius  M. RulTner, whose uddrcss is Atlin, U.'C. is  tlio attornej for the company.  Tho time of tlio existenco of the company  is 20 yours,  GHon under mv hand and seal of office nt  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  9  Wholesale   and    Retail >, Butcher  FIRST  "STREET,    ATLIN;   B.   C.  -���'   CDOELKEE,"    -  .    .    .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS OM HAND.  ..    .  Fish,    Garrie   in   season and   home    made ' Sausage.  First Stkkkt,   Atlin.  FINKST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN TIJEE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French   Restaurant in   Connection.  David Hastie,  Proprietor.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  ��� ,  X       ,\  '('. -j  :.  .'> '  h "* f_**/       , *  <    '    , l  ' j     <���  n   * t .  't'.V  S-  i'     ��� i V^i-S  ���   .   j/,  I  ii����^^��MWCT��w>pqeryyiwic3^tHraB*^wn��wy>CTJ��/*iw��t����< t.,~*iL.t^.i~<k U-,ilL*r..'i,JSj-.<,..,*.-~fc *�����  "���afi!!^"}^  9  JE=  (HE LIAR OF Wl NTER6REEN SHQAL.  SHE  ijiB.mmi'm���law  BY JAS. A. TUCKER.  %  IIl!',i i  I  n  ��� HEKE     the     little  driftwood   fire   in  lront   of   -"Bush"  G a Hasher's  "shfrck"   danced  fitfully La the whimsical    music    of    the  -wesL   wind,   the   figures'of four men reclined uneasily. 'Uneasily,  for It was a  rough beach���a narrow,   margin,   bowl-  (lcr-bultt  and  dead-  wood-strewn,   'tvvlxt  Ihe dark, forbidding  "hush"  and  the yet  '     ' .more   dark,   forbld-  *filng.water.   Twinkling,lights, at Inlor-  irals  up  and  dowrr  the  shore,  lold of  ,    Dther encampments  and    or'    civilized  ���nan's love of Ihe cheer- or fire, when  flivorced   from  his  accustomed  haunts  ���nd set down in the midst of inscrutable night and unfamiliar .nature.  It  was  the time of the fall tt oiling  --    It "Winter-green Shoal, on the Georgian.  Men had come out from town to enjoy  Ihe unsurpassed sport, and to'share the  harvest of the waters with the bronzed  nnd hardened fishermen nnd farmers. A  ,     fine season It had hcen. too, and great  was the catch of that most toothsome  .-   nnd delicate    of    finny creatures���the  (plump,   meaty,  muscular,   and   always  ���j-ame salmon-trout,   the   "namayctish",  of  the  Ciesh-watet* seas.    Forty,  fifty  ,nnd.even si My of these mottled beauties, weighing anywhere, from four to  toix or seven pounds, and taken, fish by  fish, by the incomparably sporty method of line and spoon, had this season  * been no unusual day's recoid for experienced trollers.  "Bush" Gallagher was  not only one  - tof the oldest settlers and farmers along  the lake shore���he was one of the best  v fishermen, hunters and trappers also,  and, like-all men of real prowess in  these pursuits, something of an accomplished "liar  to  boot.    "Bush's"  farm-  - house being a couple of miles brick,  Irom the beach, he had built a f'rshrng  shanty* down by the water. Here he  kept his boat and hither he came and  established headquarters every fall  /when,the fish schooled m to the shoal.  Often he found piolit in sharing the accommodation of ihe shack with townsmen, who feared'rheumatism and colds  from sleeping in tents, or in wigwams, *  Dr under upturned boats, in the latter  end  of October.    And"- so it happened  .   that   this   fall   '.'Bush"' Gallagher   had  ' three "boarders"���.-who were glad enough  to pay ?2 a head for a week's comfortable shelter,' with  "yarns"   to  enliven  the  long   nights   and* pointers   on   the  , uubtletles   of successful   trolling  from  the most renowned fisherman and romancer of Wintergreen Shoal.   *  ��� *"_Bush" had been, on the evening In  .    question, reciting for  the second time  *���    u marvelous account of the great fishing of thirty years before.  "Yes, siree, that was a great fall, a  great fall, I say.   Why, sir, us farmers  took  so  many 'trout   we  couldn't  eat  .'era, salt 'em, or give 'em away, and so  ',-we'fed 'em to the pigs by the hundr'd^  'Bir: yes, sir, I say by the hundr'd.   An"  ��� would you bee-lleve it, so much fish diet  -did the pigs have all that fall that  *when killin' time come, on towards  Chrls'mas, would you bee-ljeve it, there  -wasn't a ham or a pork-chop or a side  -o' bacon In .all this lak'e-sho.re settle-  rttient   that   didn't  taste    disagreeable  ��� strong o' fish���yes, sir, I say disagreeable strong."  fe,.J*ct's a wonder," quietly remarked Mr.  "Joshua Ketch, the dignified K.C., who  'was one of "Bush" Gallagher's guests  - and  auditors,   and   who >at  that  time  ' was adding   the   right   proportion of  aqua, pura to a modest dose of dark  . ' 'liquid from a stone jar, "it's a wonder  that,  with so much phosphorous diet,  the  porkers   did   not   run   entirely  to  Vain rather than tbacon."  "Yes," added Dr. Killem, "and outstrip their owneis in intelligence."  "Which wouldn't 'a' been a very hard  tnatter, sir, not a very hard matter, I  say, consider-in' the intellec' of a lot o'  ��� the neighbors hereabouts," added  "Bush" with a laugh at his dexterity in  turning the shaft aside from himself.  "Now, I say, 'Bush,' " said "the Kid,"  "sis .third protege, drawing contentedly  * pjt his pipe, "we've had a good deal of  Bctlon. I suppose that's but natural,  jeelng this Is a fishing party. Let's  bave some fact for a change."  "I don't comprehend you, sir; What  Bo you mean, sir?" said "Bush." "I've  been tellin' you gospel truth, an' I  hope you don't mean to susplcionate the  fcarne." '  "Ah, go on 'Bush,' " put in the lavv-  ror, winking with his weather eye.  The Kid's right. You needn't be so  Bead serious about It. Now, tell us,  fconest Indian, hope-you-may-die, what,  In your Judgment, was the most exciting occurrence in the lilstory o�� this  Bhoal." >  "Bush" was silent for some moments, not so much In the effort to recall the past as with the evident purpose of appearing to disdain so direct  Bin impeachment of his veracity. Ho  ���stirred the fire, put on a fresh log���for  Pie night, though pleasant for October, was growing late���and then, after  resuming his seat, bit off a "quarter  jectlon" of a plug of black tobacco.  "In 18G9," he began, dreamily, "yes,  K was '09, 'cause that's the year there  was nine cows killed by lightnin' on  Beaconsfleld Jones' farm, an' the year  Ihe nine cows was killed was the same  fear Martha Jane Meredith an' 'Slug'  Parld'son got 'hitched, an' the year  them two .got hitched was the same  year that���but there's my story. Well,  In 1809. as I was sayin', there was a  stranger come down the Center road,  pne stormy October night, and turned  Jn at Pete McLean's. Pete was a pretty well-to-do farmer, you mus* understand, but not too well liked In this  kere neighborhood, fer he was keen on  money an' always got ahead o' the  ��ther feMer in a deal.    This stranger  ivas a shabby-lookln' customer, with  ��eedy clo'es, an' a hooked nose an' cur-  .y hair an' beard. He had a big carpetbag bulgln' out with stuff, and he said  ae was a travelin' salesman (I'd call  aim a peddler), an' expected to do business with the settlers dh these  parts. He give his name as Sol Nitler  or Needier, an'' he asked fer a night's  lodgln' an' breakfast at Pete McLean's,  Pete, beln' keen fer money I suppose,  iickered with him fer the price an' took-  him 4n���a mos' unheaid-of thing fer a  farmer in them days to charge a stranger fer a night's roostin' an' a slab o'  sowbelly in the .mornin'. But I dare-  SXT vhat stranger wouldn't eat pork an'  had ter have fresh eggs, an' that may  be why Pete charged him, after all.  "Well, Sol Nitler was around this  neighborhood fer three or four days,  sellin' jewelry."  ' ''Selling jewelry?" exclaimed the K.  C, 'In the incredulous tone of a barrister cross-examining a hostile witness.  "Yes, jewelry, that's what I said,"  went on "Bush." "P'rhaps you don't  know, Mr. Ketch, that' you can sell  luxuries where you can't git the price  fer necessaries. But that's not In yer  law books, it's jest a law of human nature. Sol Nitler drove a thrlvln' trade,  an' every night, reg'lar as the hens  went to roost, he returned to Pete McLean's an' paid fer his bed an' breakfast. These fac's I wasn't seized of at  the time, bein' as I was down here on  the shoal,' like most o' the men folk.  Pete, McLean���he wasn't fishin' much  that fall.  "Sol Nitler engaged with Jim Gregory, -who was goin' ter drive to the  railway, twenty miles away, *tcr call  fer him at McLean's an' take him  along. Pete didn't know of this, and  when Jim Gregory drives inter his  place In the mornin' bright an' early  an' asks fer the Jew, Pete vows Sol  ain't there���that he'd never came hack  the night before. Jim says that's  strange. Tete allows It is'strange,-an'  ���talks kind o' confused like as if Jim's  suspicionin' him of some wrong-doing.  Of course Jim ain't doin' anything ot  the kind, and drives off to the railway,  thinkin' most likely Sol had took some  other chance.  "Nex' night, as I was sleepin* here In  a makeshift balsam an' bark wigwam,  I woke 'up all of a start round about  midnight,' and ptetry soon I thinks I  hears, the 'tuck-tuck, tuck-tuck' of  steady rowin' out on, the lake. 'Queer  time o' night,' thinks I, 'fer anyone to  "be out.in, a boat. Mischief's abroad,  someone liftin' nets.' So'I gets up an'  creeps 'out to tho beach. It wasn't  very dark. There was a. moon,'.'but it"  was behind a bank of cloud. I could  see a boat out about quarter of a mile  from shore, and, by jiminy! come to  look, my, boat was gone from the  beach. My first idea was tor holler at  the thieves,, but on second thought J  kno'wed it was better to sit tight and  wait developments. ,  . "The boat was manoeuverin' round  out there fer some time, an' then it-puts  in fer shore again. As it draws near I  crouches -down in the underbrush, and  pretty soon I sees there's two-men in  the boat, an' hanged'if they don't look  like���well, never mind who they looked  like; that's part of my story. They  pushes in, very quiet-like, and 'before  the boat can scrape her snout on the  stones, out they steps as noiseless as  jackralbbits an* lifts her bodily���she  was just a little duck-boat���up the  beach. ^They've got no fish, that's  sure,' says I to myself. Then they dives  through the bush, quick-footed as red  Injins, takin' the direction of the settlement, an' leavin' mo crouchln' here  like a fool, too serprlsed ter tell my  own name if I'd 'a'.been asked sudden.  "I confides In the boys nex' day as  to what I'd seen, an' the yarn spreads  round and people Is sayin' pretty soon  that so-an'-so is mean enough an'  graspin' enough ter lift nets, but they're  glad he got nothln' fer his pains. But  I knows in my-heart it was no net-  llftln' business, fer the only net in that  direction was mine, an' nex' mornin' It  was fuller o' fish than I'd ever seen a  net before. But I keeps my counsel on  that p'int. *  "Soon Jim (Gregory comes back from  the railway, an' brings word that Sol  Nitler's not there nor been there, an'  Jim tells somebody what passed at McLean's that mornin' he drove off, an'  the story spreads, an' everybody  matches my story with Jim's an'  makes a piece o' them, an' the fat's In  fche fire. The men of the settlement  meet at, the blacksmith shop an' discuss the hull thing, pro an' con, an' a  deputation is sent up to Pete McLean's,  with me as spokesman.  "We call's Pete out o' the barn an' I  tells him, straight up and down, that  we don't want to make no charge nor  no trouble, hut we think circumstances  calls fer explanation, and if he knows  anything of the whereabouts of Sol  Nitler he'd 'better say where or suffer  the consequences. Peter McLean turns  red an' then white, an' swears an*  curses, teilln' us he don't know nothin'  o' the Jew, an' we can go to 'all/ kinds  o' places, if we like, fer any further Information; an' he winds up by sayin'  my yarn about the boat is a infernal  'le, which he'd make me prove It. An'  jie calls on his son Martin to back him  up.  "I keeps my head an' says that's all  very well, but 'Meantime, Mr. McLean,'  I says, ' 'we're goin' ter search the  woods an' fields round your house to  the last rod, an' we're goin' ter drajr  the lake, and to-morrow we'll send tor  town fer a law-officer to further investigate.' Peter McLeani rushes into the  house an' comes tearin' out with a  shotgun, and vows-a bloody oath that  the first man who moves another foot  on his land except In the direction of  the gate will die In his tracks. '  "That settled It. Not bein' armed,  we retreated In good order. But that  very night we sent Bill Dougall to  town on horseback fer the Crown Attorney. We also started ter drag the  lake, but we couldn't find nothln', an'  never did find nothln'. An' nex' day,  when the law-officer arrived, what do  you think?���Pete an' Martin had vanished clean as a half-hooked eel.   No  trace of either o' them was ever found,  nor any of the Jew, though diligent  search an' enquiry was made. Now,  did Pete an' Martin kill the Jew or  didn't they? In other words, is It true,'  as Spokeshave says, that murder will  out?" i    .     '   i   ,  This gruesome" yarn, with its singularly inconclusive ending, was surely a  somewhat heavy and indigestible repast to retire on, and it would have  been no matter for' wonder had there  been troubled dreams ,lhat night under  the hospitable roof of "Bush" Gallagher. But exercise and fresh air are val-'  iant enemies of the whole genus nightmare, and "Bush's",guests slept sweet-,  ly and arose early for their last day's  sport.  Now it so happened that about noon  Dr. Killem and "the Kid" pulled ashore  for lunch at a point where a gray-  bearded old man had his boat drawn  up also. The three drifted into conversation, and the old man mentioned  that his name was Bill Dougall. Then  the doctor, still,full of "Bush's" story,  laid open his knowledge'of the strange  occurrences of Octobe.*, 18G9. Bill Dougall, seemed mildly surprised and asked  what the doctor was driving at, and  when "Bush" Gallagher's whole story  had (been repeated, the old fellow lay  back and shook' with laughter like tho  traditional "bowl full of jelly."  "One of- 'Bush' Gallagher's yarns,  eh?" hd exclaimed. "Well, when ye've  known 'Bush' as long as I ,have ye'll  put as much dependence In his murder,  stories as in his fish yarns, an' that's  not sayin' much."  Of course "Bush" was taxed with deception at the evening camp-fire. Not  the ghost of a smile-or of-a blush  haunted his countenance: "You suspl-  cioned my veracity ' when I was> tellin'  gospel truth, an' yet you wanted entertainment, 'an' you got It,' didn't  you?" This was the only explanation  he deigned.-  "Right you are, ,'Bush,' " said ��� Mr.  Ketch, K.C. '"Still, you might -have  added, as a sort of postscript, you know,  that there never was a'Sol'Nltler; that  Peter -McLean died here ' In bod ten  years ago; that his son (still residing  In this township) Is called McAlpine,  not Martin; that there was no railway  in this section of the country 1^1869,  and finally that you were not here then  yourself ��� all which I 'myself have  quietly gathered'-from your own lips  to-day, independently, of.the,discovery  of the Doctor and 'the Kid.' "*'  "Had you been educated at college,  'Bush,' you'd be'one of the'distrnguished  historical novelists of th'e day," added  "the Kid."      -     ���  "Or, if you'd been trained in my profession," said the Doctor,,"you'd be the  right kind of man to give expert medical testimony in the courts."  "Gentlemen," said Mr. .Ketch, K.C.,  "if 'Bush' had been brought up to the  law, I will not venture ,to say what  would have happened. But anyway,  here's looking at you, .'Bush.' May you  live long and 'He' in peace. Everybody  drink hearty, for this-ls our last night,,  for a year at least,1 on WintergreeT-  Shoal."   ' - ..,'--���  days to Bogota, .whence another six  1 days' journey takes them to Honda,  where they are placed on rafts and  lonveyed down the Magdalena River  to* Savanllla���a fortnight's journey ���  where the steamer Is awaited.  Wihen at last, after a heavy outlay,  the'consignment reaches England, quite  .half the specimens will be dead, and In  .many, cases the Whole of them will be  too far gone for recovery. < The orchid  Importer has always to be prepared for  heavy tlosses.  Twenty - seven thousand valuable  plants were sent home on one occasion  from Colombia by Mr. Roezl, aaid o��  these only .two survived the voyage.  They were sold for 40 guineas each���  'not a high price when one considers  what they had cost.  Until-the plant flowers its value Is  purely speculative. Its species is in  most cases readily determined, but It  may present some variation which will  greatly enhance its value. For example,  a certain orchid with a purple bloom  may, be worth about five shillings, but  an example of the same species with  white flowers will realize ��100 at auction. The value of a'plant depends  .upon its rarity and novelty even moro  than upon'Its beauty.  Many years ago an orchid, of quite  new and unknown species, arrived In  the packing 'In , which some foreign  plants were sent home.. No'one knew,  where It came from, and for* a long  while it -continued unique. | Orchid  hunters sought everywhere for it,i but  not till seventy years later was It  found. '  Another orchid arrived In 1854 without  any known place of  origin, -and,,  notwithstanding persistent search,   its  native habitation  has  not been  found  yet. ,       i    ,  Some years ago two orchids were  found in the Zoological' Gardens on a  heap -of ru'bbisn. They came in' the  packing with home South American  monkeys, but their place of -origin has  not yet' been discovered.���"Harms-  worth Magazine." ���- ���     <  Anecdotal.  .The Bird���Gee, you oughter known  better than to swallow a porcupine.  Queer Facts About Orchids.  THE life of an orchid hunter combines in itself all the most sensational features of exploration In  untrodden districts, often Infested  by ferocious beasts and by even more  savage natives, and In many cases  highly -malarious and disease laden.  The rarer orchids are generally found  In the most inaccessible spots, and in  the densest and most marshy jungles.  Even the'natives avoid the districts,  into which the intrepid orchid hunter-  penetrates In search of his floral quarry.  A few years ago edght orchid hunters  met at Tamatave, and then separated  in search of specimens. Within a year-  only one of them survived, and he had  spent months in the most pestilential  swamps, from which he emerged with  his health permanently impaired. One  of the others had been captured by native priests, who drenched him with oil  and burned him to death on their altar.  Tho expense of colleoting the orchids  and getting them at last into the salesroom Is very great: For example, a fine  orchid Is found In a very out of the  way part of Colombia. After being  gathered the plants are wired to sticks  and nai'led inside boxes. These boxes  are conveyed on a journey of "several  The Chilian Warships.  The Chili-Argentine compact -may  yet give us a "romance of modern  warships," says The Chronicle. Tha  Chilian ships now in tire market, and  the  purchase   of  wliich   is  said  to   be  ' under the consideration of our Admiralty, are the Libertad arrd Constitu-  cion, and they carry four ten-inch and  fourteen 7.5 guns. They are excellently armored, and said . to be of high  speed (nineteen knots), though only  of some 11,800 tons displacement.     On  'paper, therefore, they look-very'.fine,  and many people want to see them purchased. 'Yet the Admiralty hesitates.  The reasons for this hesitation are as  follows :���Previous purchases, the  Neptune' from Brazil, the Superb,  Belleisle and Orion from Turkey, the  Scorpion   and  Wivern   from   the   late  -Confederate States of America (U. S.'  A.), have all ��� been unlucky. These  ships all failed-to embody .certain-min-,  'or details " demanded by - the ' British  navy, and to modify them to suit this  cost a great deal of money, and when  modified very little use was made ol  them. In addition, the guns of the  foreigners are in few cases service  guns. To take the ships would mean  introducing four new "marks" of guns,  and a fifth that would be.,unusual for  a battleship. Of course, something  might be done before the completion  of the vessels in ihe way o�� substituting service guns, but such changes on  ' designs do not usually result happily.  Were it done, the Chilian ships would  have their present ten-inch replaced bj  the 9.2���a weaker gun, of course. Very  possibly, also, six-inch guns would replace the Chilian 7.5's. In the Argentine ships, 9.2's and 7.5's would replace  their 10-inch and 8-inch. A -third  point, and perhaps the salient one, ia  that all four ships have been designed for South American waters, vyhere  -smooth seas are the rule. South American ships can, therefore, carry more  ,-guns per ton of displacement than ships  constructed for world-use and stormier  seas. Several nations are, however,  possible purchasers. Japan, Germany, Russia, Turkey and Spain  having all been mentioned. Were Japan  to buy we could see her purchase without qualms ; but it is quite another  affair with the other nations. Both  .Spain and Turkey might buy to sell  again to Germany or Russia, and we  cannot afford to allow either of these  powers to purchase���it would upset the  balance too much. Thus we are forced  into a species of dog-in-the-mangcr  policy. We do not want the ships  ourselves, but still less do we want any  other nation to have them. Wc have  a sort of lien on the Chilian vessels,  and these, it may be takeir Tor granted,  will end by belonging cither to us or  to Japan. The latter is the more like.-  ly, for the estimates for new warships  have been passed. , As for the Argentine vessels, neither we nor Japan are  likely to buy them, and all the probabilities are that the Sultan of Turkey  buys them���his private purse being  opened now arrd again for warships.  King'Arthur had invited the knights  to dine.  "But, sire," asked Launcelot, "why is  the table circular ?"  "'You fool !" retc *ed the Monarch;  "i('<: lo make the p-trb go round."  Mrs. Langtry was discussing the ot/her  flay the recent marriage of the octogenarian. Marquis of Donegal with a young  Canadian girl. She sard it reminded! her  ot an incident'in the life of flier father.  Her father was a clergyman, and there  caina to him to be married one day ��  nian of seventy and a girl of eighteen.  The minister whispered, when tliis ill-  assorted couple came and stood before  him: "The font is at the other end of  tho church." "What do we want with  the font? We are here to be married,"  nard the old man. "Oh, I beg your pardon," tho clergyman rejoined; "I thought  you had brought tihia young girl here to  m christened."  As a preface' to his attack upon the  recent army appointments in England,  Rudyard Kipling tells a story of a man  who was carrying a bag, and of whom  a fellow-traveler asked what it was  'that the bag contained." "Mongooses,'  was the answer; ','my' brother seas  snakes, and I'm taking the mongooses  up to kill them'." "But your brother  doesn't see .'real snakes." "No; but *  these aren't real mongooses."?*   " <  Hans Jensen, a Dane, who-appeared  before a Kansas judge in order to take  out naturalization  papers, very easily  demonstrated his fitness for the privilege'.   "Hans," said the judge, "are you  satisfied with the general conditions,��t    '  tha  country?    Does   this" government  sult^ you?"     "Yas,: yas,"   replied    the  Dane,  "only I vould like 'to see more  rain.','-   "Swear   him!"   exclaimed   the *  judge.   "I see that he already has the,  Kansas Idea." 1  On one occasion Hans Rlchter, was  present.at a concert given by a brother  composer, at which ' the" latter performed a long and not particularly Interesting work of his own. When Mie  composition came to an end Rlchter expressed his. criticism In a very few  words. "Well." ho said, "I too haf  written compositions lo make a pile ��o -  high," raising his hand three feet from  the ground; "but I haf burned them!"  A story Is being told in the London'  cluhs about King Edward.    A dlsctiK-i  alon once arose among a circle of his  ���  Intimate friends as to^ow they* would  each meet a sudden reverse'of, fortune.  One of them turned to the Prince���It     .  was before his accession���and said: "If  th��  monarchy  was  overthrown    here,  ���sir, what'would you do?"   The Prince  of Wales thought, for a  moment, and  their  replied:   "Well,, I'thinlc I might  support my family toy lecturing in the  United Slates upon how it feels to be  Prince of Wales."  ���  When'Mark  Twain  lived'in  Buff-ilo  he   made'   the'   acquaintance   of   some  neighbors'    under1 ���  peculiar     clrcum-..  stances.   Emerging from his house one  morning,  he    saw    something ' which  made him run  across the street,  and  remark to the people who were gath-   -r  cred   on   the   veranda:   "My- name   is  Clemens; my wife and'I have been intending lo call on-you and make your  ^acquaintance.   We owe you an apolo ���  gy for not doing it before now.   I bag   .  your pardon  for  intruding  on  you  in  this Informal manner, and at this time  of day, but your house is on fire!"  While Charles A. 'Towne was senator  from Minnesota for albout thirty days  last winter he made a" speecn oa the  Philippines in the Senate Chamber of  Congress,  and    it ,was pronounced    a ���   ���  .great*, effort.    At the'conclusion of his  speech,,Senator_Ohauncey Depew was  among the first to take Mr. Towne by '  the hand,and congratulate him. "Sena-  'tor   Towne," ihe   is   said   to   have, re-    ,  marked,  "your delivery' was splendid, \,  your   rhetoric -unsur passed,   but >��� your  argument  was  damnable."    This le*t-r'  handed compliment was no doubt in- .  tended  to, embarrass  Senator s Towne,  but It didn't.   He bowed politely to Mr. ���  Depew,  and said:   "Senator Depew, I  am glad you compliment the only features of my speech you are capable of  understanding."  Nebuchadnezzar's Throne Room.  (Berlin correspondence' of.ttie l/on*on  "News.")  The German Oriental Society can-  firms 'the reports In American, papers'  to the effect that Dr. Koldewey has  . succeeded In discovering Nebuchadnezzar's throne rpom at Babylon. It Is a  ���gigantic building, about 60 feet wide by  180 feet1 long.' Exactly opposite the  door 'is the niche in which once the  royal throne stood, and on both sides  and on the northern front of the haJl"  are richly colored ornaments^ in good  preservation, .which will doubtless  prove of the highest historical and artistic Importance. * The German expedition has also begun excavations in  the City of Babylon, near the present  village of Jumjurna, and has already  discovered a t goodly number of Inscribed clay tablets, which, according  to the testimony of Dr. Welssbach, the  Assyrlologlst of the expedition, contain letters, psalms and vocabularies.  They are, therefore,' all documents of  the deepest interest,'and are specially  calculated to further the study of the .  Old Testament.  With the help of new railway material, the work on the hill of Amranll-  bu AH Is shortly to be resumed, and  the excavations of this, unique Pantheon of the Babylonian metropolis, hidden deep down In the earth, promise  rich and varied discoveries.  The German Oriental Society does not  confine its activity to Babylon. It has  secured two other hills, named Fara  and Abu Hatah, which are believed to  contain particularly fine monuments  dating from 4000 B.C. The two hills  "re not far from Nuffar. whfr<* the Am-  ���Hear, excavations are being made, and  ���he Jf.rltan has alrcffly issued an irade  ';i"i milting the excavrtioni.  , A nctvly-niarried couple recently sauntered leisurely mound oiatuury XiuJl in  the C11 pit ol tit Washing! on, 1XU., trying  hard to appear uncoiisc-ioua. Stopping on  one of the echo stones to gaze at u new  statue, they were spied by two youthful  pages looking for a joke. One of the  pigca hurried to another echo stone, and  in a whisper asked: "When did you get  married J" The couple looked at each  other, and then all around the hall, but  could discern no one. The bride blushed,  and the young man looked miserable.  Presently again came the mysterious  question: "When did you get marriedf"  Awe-stricken and looking extremely foolish, they fted from the 'hall, to tho intone* UBueemsnt of ' the misohiavous  gages.        ,.  'I  II  U't '3S  He Didn't Use Slang,  "She ia the limit," said the young wo-  Unan. ,  "What a beastly expression," remarked  the man.    "Wlieic in,the world do you  \  bear such things?   You have no bairoom.  acquaintances that I know of."  "What  would you  suggest  instead?"  asked tire pern tent woman.   "I suppose  I got that from my bi other.   He uses a  mrseia'ble lot ol slang, and it is so-o forcible.   If you can suggest anything that  , will do instead, I'll accept your amendment thankiully."      ' ,  "You might say 'she is imnossible,'"  ~ suggested the man, gtavely.  "I believe 'lmpos-jiblo' is slangy, if it  Isn't slang. It was never used in grandmother's day, and that is'a pietty sure  indication tliat.it is not good English,  for I have it fiom grandmother herself  that slang was not known in her gencra-  ' tion." ��  "They talked all right, then," said the  , man, legrctfully. "You can see that  when you go to a play the scene of  Which is lard a century 01 so ago. The  women ot to-day have,no vocabulniy at  all. i I hear, than saying 'to beat the  band,' and 'not on youi life,' and 'he is  the limit,' and a do/en like cxpiessions,  and it shock's mo lo a standstill. The  ,othcr day my dignified mm tied sister  told me quite senously llrsil she Jiiul  ���shipped her"coofc,-''ana'"a little later L  heard her tell, her husband (hat tihcy  ,,,-would have to 'sing i foi then break fast'  ' ' X hope ishe would noL talk so before any  but her npaiest and dearest, but one can  never tell what a woman is going to do  In this emancipated age"   r,     '    '  '"Sing  for   then   bieiikfa'st' was not  bad.   That is pure Motucr Goose, which  .   is almost as  lespoctuiblo us being ipure  -   Shakespearean. Sometimes, however, my  limitations in regard to language -do vvor-  *y me.    This is generally when  one of  any proper friends has been to call on  me *ad 'has -talked book English.   'One  ��amo the other day who had such words  as 'supinely''and 'cursorily' falling 'trippingly from her tongue.   After she had  gone I went into the library and had u  ,. fleance with the unabridged dictionary���  "* oxcuse 'seance,' for that is leally what  Jit was.   I learned some beautiful woids  4�� an hour, and quite  patched up  lny  \ "damaged vocabulary.    I am waiting to  (try my new acquirements on some one  ���worth while, and that is why you note  no improvement in me."  "Oh, fudge! I did not intend to  noast you into this state of humility,"  said tire man. "It is not natural, arrd  it is not pleasant. You aie a good  child, as a usual thing, and anyone whoi  v iwould make you feel bad is a tough 'un  I 'beg your pardon"- my dear Alphonse,  not once, but many times What I want  |to know jis, where you learn. these expressions. Certainly riot,in the draw-  c .wng-rooin, where any man who used thorn,  Iwould be made to go -iway back and sit'  .down. I suppose you must, i then, pick  ���them up when you roll your little hoop  Ion the street, and I'm ashamed that you  Ishould' be so easily contaminated. 1  don't kick at much, but I do draw tht>  jiine at slang, you may,bet your last  cent on that."  And the woman only-smiled a mysterious smile.  confided his anger at his recalcitrant pupil, asked him: "Well, how is it with Sargent? Have you made tip? How is he?"  "Ah, no!" sard Duran, and lie looked sad,  and his s'houldeis werrt up; ''how is it  with Sargent? C'est llni! (another shrug)  e'est fim! It's all ovci! 1 have been to  the Luxembourg. J went and 1 got o.  ladder, and I painted otiL hi-, head!"  The Rev. Goodman���You are a very  loblc little .fellow, Tommy Now tell  ���no what "deep under lying , pnnciple  piornpted you to loigivc those* wicked  boys who called you'ngly n lines? Tommy���They was. all bigger than 7<*��*.���  "Town, and Country."        ' ',  The Maiv.llous Methods of I-I.  Wilting in "JJIu-l-wood's," '������SUIT Offi-  ccr" 'ess.its to convey to the civilian  reader some 'conception of the methods  that have biought to Kitchener Hie highest rniliUrry icputntton and success of  any soldier of tins genciatron. Amongst  ioUIum thing-, he sn^s-  1 "The ^future biographer of Viscount  Kitchener will p.vpeiience ninny drlhcul-  ties. when he endeavors to trace the re-  conquest of tho Soudan iu Ure aichives  ol the Egyptian AVai ,0/lico. None ol  our general1' before Kitchener <*vt*i attempted, still less succeeded in attempting, to v\,igc war without orders, with-,  out lonris., wrtlrout stntos or pupct-  asscrre ot any sort oi kind. . . .  Kitcthenei'a, ollice' stationery consisted  of a shoaf ot telegiaph-lbrins which  ho crimed m his 'hrlmet - and a  pencil which he ..carried ''in his pocket���and that sufficed. Moreover, lie stfl-  dom read an ofliciaJ letter, and never*  wrote one, arid how hutch wear and tear '  was thereby saved let ''those say who  have had L'ho misfortune'to serve under '  generals" afllictcd with the ourse of pen-  munship. I do not oiler it as a model  for imrtation, first, because Kitcheners  do not grow on every tree, and next, 'because the conditions of one campaign are  never exactly, reproduced in < another.  Even as it was, had anything 'happened  to K., it would have taken Pall Mall' and  Can-o' a few years to discover where  and what the aruny was, and they would  have been forced to resort to advertisements in the agony .columns of the dervish newspapeis to obtain elementary  ideas on tlie subject. '  "Eac/h commander of the units scat-,  "tercd all over that enormous strategic  chessboard, from Cano "to Kassala. and  frpm Stiakin to Kortr, only knew, only  was allowed to know, -what he saw at  the extiermty of his 'sun-blrstered nose.  He had, say, four companies, a 'few  camel corps ordeilies, and so many days'  supplies; lie had ah idea that Dick Tliis  Interesting^Items.  Corsets are not the only ai tides feminine that men have adopted. King Ed-  waid quite often weais on his left vviist  ��. bracelet that once belonged to Maximilian, the ill-fated Emperor of Mexico.  Maximilian^ believed this bracelet to, be  i chann against evil, but eonsidci ing his  t\ltc this cur luridly be the reason why  King Edward weais il. n        ���  Tho "Japan Times" leports a rcmark-  Lblc case of the engineer being hoist with  tiis own pelaid. Otti esteemed contemporary says: "Tvyo 'convicts weie executed at the Iclugaya puson on Wednes-  Jay. One of them, Matsularo Sohtome,  was a carpenter, and said while climbing  ap tlio guillotine that rt had been  Durlt by lirrnsclf during his picvious sci-  t/icp at the prison some years ago for the  Dflencc of larceny. lie was much touched  by this strange incident." Who would  not be?     '  Editors^ out west '-till occasional1]v*i  sling ink with Inccvy eiii[ili!t-,r-,. Kor* ir.-  sfcancc, a nv-al jouriiiili-t iwerttly aiouscd  the ire ol Editor ]3,iysc of tlie Belleville  (K.iri.) "Telescope," *arul this is how the  man named began Ins reply: "From timo  iirrmomoiial it<hns been customary for  unls and Herts and (lied and fools, scoun-  dicls riiul sialawttfs .iimI skunks, .Inn-  u-.es, jaclv'issos and Jtid.toes, li/.mls,  leeches nnd lieu to nss'til mankind in  general and then superiors in particular.  The attack last week," otc.  A new woid, and one of the best we  have seen, is olleietl to the public by the  English pi ess, "oystoria;" and with its  suggestion 'Of hysleira it connotes the  fear of typhoid fiom shellfish. The  English oysters come mostly from /the  mouth* of the Thames, and' Londoner's  are in the midst of one of their frequent  typhoid scares, and there is a complete  collapse of 'the oyster trade. , One Billingsgate merchant was at the pains to  secure a medical certificate for his oysters, setting -forth that < his beds were  inaccessible to sewage.  To get the egg3 of a new species of  mosquito inhabitating a South Carolina  swamp, Dr. W. C. Coker of the University of North Carolina" had to borrow the  aid, of a horse. The .horse was driven  into the t low ground haunted by the'  mosquitoes, and when he came out the  insects were found drilling through his  skin. They were carefully removed, put  in a tin bucket, fed darly with blood  from the hand, and after about five days,  to the doctor's gieat delight, they laid  their eg?s in the water. It was to procure and 'study these eggs 'that he had  taken all his trouble In such homely  ways science sometimes makes its advances. (  Among the many interesting discoveries of Dr. Sven Hedin in Central Asia is "a  Why He Died.  He was a tramp compositor, aovrrt on  this luck, and he had not had a square  meal for a fortnight. In desperation he  applied for work on a fashion magazine,  and was taken on. The copy with which  the was furnished read something like  Itnia:  "Turtle green with garnitures of lem-  /on white lace and champagne-colored vel-  |vet constituted the lovely gown we hava  ���Illustrated above. ' v <  "Brown bread is a fashionable color  in crepe, and harmonizes well with but-  tter-cokrred lace.  "A gown of tomato red was delight-  tfully contrasted with lettuce-green velvet and oyster-white applrque.  "Vegetable silk braid rs one of the new  ifcrfnimuigs. *  "A charming breakfast-gown is shown  Un beet-red cashmere.  "Egg-blue and melon-green are delightful new tints.  "Claret silk makes a charming blouse.  "All shades of brown are popular, in-  cluding chocolate, chestnut and filbert,  and the biscuit shades are also prominent.  "A coffee-colored dinner gown had  (Sleeves of cream mousseline in soujQle  ���tyle.  "Prune color promises to have a great  run.  "Apricot, orange and banana are the  newest shades of yellow.  "Almond-white galloon appears on a  ���wine-colored broadcloth gowrr, and motifs of pistache velvet vvete introduced  (or contrast. Crushed strawberry has  c-iven way to the grape shades, and mulberry to bonbon pink.  '"Tobacco is ono of tho most becoming  ���shades of brown."  His fellow-printers noticed that he  adted strangely and groaned at times,  but before they became aware of the  seriousness of the case he fell to tlie lloor  and expired. Tlie coroner's jtny returned a verdict of "acute dyspepsia,  superinduced by overeating."  A Sargent Story.  ������  ir���,    ,ni       /-w-i ���   i , i��ui ui. oven j_Luuui in v^tjunui jr\&ui i�� t\  n , ^ iriL r   T oc;cuPle4 a V��s\ ��\ , singular oscillation in the position of the  l^e^"^B^^2*h��.^ ^ Kara-koshim, or ��op-nor._   .This  whether   the   anny  fought, or won oi  *' lake seems ' as > restless as some' rivers  ��iv-,��,tn  ill n ? +    i d-^PPf���*-1 bod"    that change their beds, but the cause of  ?Iy into  the  Gieat    Beyond, he  .never , its movements is a secular change in the  level of the desei t, in the midst of which  knew, and had giown tiled of tiyinsr to  K inotXl 1$. f?��ydi^ H10T ^Wni 5 '�� lies, bordered'by vegetation. At pres-  LK.nK- looked a teiev-< ent th6 ]ake . treating 'northward  E�� ���,V�� k y aomm\*����*��"-    from the place where Prjevalslcy found  W'?fnn��,f^ f '^ worn1ollt ai?d th.e' 'it, and cieeptng toward,its ancient bed,  In th?��Sf > *lS r wa3,b,T= ls3Ued ! where it is kn��own to have lain in the  fro��� h���' ^"topped, like manna    ,third cent f th    Chr5stian era   and  ��f ��mf ^Hi ^LSUPP yr m thf Uck �� ��"slowly moves, the vegetation, the  vLtrtwrn   il  ^?? goodness knows    aniraai8   Jd bhe  nsh���rjne= wh;h 'their  ^d'uXed^anr^Two^dal  ^ ^ f������� its *����� ���tM  blow,away went the transport to serve i  someone else, who also thought that if  he did not die of ennui he could make a  How to Break a Runaway Horse.  There are few vices that the horse  is heir to that ate worse than the  habit of running a\vaj\ This is one  of the most,common vices attained by  high-strung colts, when the first attempts are made to duve them, and it  is at this'time when the method 1  use, will prove of'the most benefit, although I have never had a hotsc so  set in tire vice that a few times would  not entirely cure him of it, and 1 have  been using it on any horse the public  would furnish for a number of'years  In this treatment, as in neatly all  others in which the high-strung horse  has to do, a gieat deal depends upon  the corrtrol tlie man ,vvho is doing it  has over himself, for just as soon as  the least spint^of revenge comes into  the treatment, all is lost, and only  darn .'go done '  Jlitclt the horse or colt up in a  strong harness and cart,, in a placci  where lie can have a straight run ot'  a mile or more, or, better stiH, 'on a  race track, wheic lie can run as long  as Ire may please without having to  stop on account of the road.  Fcop him-as quiet as possible while  heii-j- lntchcil When lie is all ready,  [in'cl the dnver is in tlie seat, let him  go, leave the reins loosc-and keep  still. Let him run until he commences to want to stop, then take up  the, lines gently, and speak low arrd  kindly to him to stop; lie will at once  start faster." Loosen the lines again,  and watt until,he wants to stop Again  repeat, taking up theMincs gently and  telling him kindly to stop This may  need to be repeated several times  before he will at last stop; but all  things must end, so he must at last,  stop. When he does, get *��� out andr  pat and caress him until he feels thatr  what he did was just' whatryou wanted.  ,If possible, unhitch, him at once.  Repeat the treatment' until the horse  does not run at^all. .You will find that  each time the lesson ���'will get shorter  than'the last. I have'had young colts  run fast three or four miles before,  they would commence to fag or tire,'  andt old ones that would hold out for  IS or 20 miles." In the latter case I  would take the country,' and try to  make turns so that I would at last  be near "the barn or stable.  Above all things, do not makeUhe  horse go after he wants to stop Any  horse that has this trait is worth'cur-  ing; for who ever knew a useless  scrub to have the vim necessary to  run away?--BCC, in Rural 'World  Limitations of Gentus.  tolerable certainty of starvation���and  ���was always disappointed. And then one  fine day when he least expected it, and  had come to reckon himself as a dead  man out of mind, a few curt wordi  came clicking off on the wires���'March  in half an hour.' And he marched, and  all the others marched, and everybody  marched, until he woke on another fine  morning at dawn to find he was with  others, and that he and iflie others were  the army. And how it was done he. did  not stop to enquire, was not indeed allowed trme to ask, for all the news he  got was to march again at dawn."  Dr. 'Hedin believes that after reaching  the northern part ofthe desert the lak��  iretrrrns southward, the period of oscillation being 1,000 years or mor��.  In Chicago.  When John S. Sargent, the ftwnoirs  portrait painter, studied in the atelier  of Carolus Duran in Paris, his teacher  showed his fondness for him by painting  la. his head in the great ceiling of tho  Luxembourg Palace. Even after he  branched out for himself, his master  often sent for him to come over to his  studio and pose, hi* bands having especially won the admiration of Duran. The  time came, howavar, when Sargent eould  no longer answer the back and call oi  his tcachex, for ho was gettkig work of  his own to do, which woral not allow  him to Leave his studio St a, momeuiir's  notice. One day, it is related, Duran  sent a hurry call for him, and vrhen ho  received a note saying that Sargent was  compelled to decline his request, owing  to pressing work, Duran was furious. A  lew daysjatcr^a fngndj to who*gi he had.  Power of a Great Telescope  The Lick Observatory has often been  described, but a notion of the power of  ,the great telescope there could scarcely  be more strikingly corrveyed than in the  following extract from an article in the  New York "Tribune:"  "The great eye of the telescope, the  object glass at its upper end, cast in  Pari3, and made by Alvin Clark & Sons  in Itliodo^ Island, taking seven hundred  days for its completion, and costing $30,-  000, is thirty-six inches in diameter, and  gathers several thousand times as much  light tas a human eye. In conjunction  with the highest eyepiece, it magnifies  twenty-six hundred times, but such a  figure conveys to tlie mind no idea ol  its ieal porfonnanci.'. If two'arc lights  of great brilliancy were hung out on the  tower of New Yoik City Hull, acioss the '���  continent throe thousand miles away,  and were placed ten feet apart, supposing  the curvature of the earth did not interfere with vision, the eye behind tire  great telescope on Mount Hamilton,  looking across that vast space, would  pick the lights out as two.   But if these  Nordau and hrs crew, with their va-  porrngs   about  genius   and   degeneracy,  should 'read arid ponder  Dr. George M.  Gould's "Biographic Clinics."   Dr. Gould  makes no attempt to account for genius;  but he sets out to show how it may bo  aileeted  by  appaientry tuvial  physical  causes, and he suppoiti his'contention  by indisputable facts.   His novel theory  has to do wrth the acute physical and  mental suffering that has pursued many  men of genius through < life, often with  the   most   momentous   effect   on   their  work; and he believes that in many cases  this suffeiing is due to eye-strain���tHie  prolonged   effort  of  accommodation   of  defective "eyes.    Dr.  Gould  studies  tho  lives   of De   Quincey, .Carlyle,   Darwin,  Huxley and Browning clinically, grouping all the procurable data and presenting his conclusions with convincing logic.  The suggestion contained in this novel  method of biography is big with possi-  brlities.   De Quincey might have had his  disordered genius regulated by a .competent  oculist,  and Carlyle, properly be-  Bpeetacled, might have turned out*a gentle poet of nature.   If 'Cleopatra's nose  had been an inch shorter the map of  Europe might have been changed.   Who  knows but Napoleon's dream of a world-  ��mpire was simply an hallucination resulting from astigmatism?  Possibly   You    Haven'  "Noticed St, but ��th��,  , ers a-Save.  ignew's  er��  Catarrh, if neglected, soon  develops  into the chronic form, accompanied by  the., most   nauseating   and   dtsgusting  symptoms.     Dr.   Agnew's   Catarrhal  Powder is a specific for curing Colds,  Coughs,    Deafness,    Headache,    Sore  Throat, Tonsilitis, Cold rn the Head, Influenza and all other diseases of the nose  r,  and throat.   Mr. C. Spooner, a literary ��  man, and editor of the Kingston 'News,  Ontario, wntes:   "I was troubled witb  constant  headache,  and   used   almoss  every concoction sold under the name  '  of/Headache Cure'  without obtatningT  any relief whatever.   At last I. heard,os   '  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, 'and  thought to give it'a trial, although hav��    ^  ing but little faith in its curative action.  I was at once relieved and after using Ml ;  but a short time almost entirely ,free' ,  from the disorder."       ' _        -,  ���Do You Suffer from Stomach Disorder 1 L  If so, your liver is probably not work*  ,  ing properly/, Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills*      ,. ��  purely vegetable/rapidly induce healthy/^ 1>-*,i|-  J\  action and restore tne entire system to  normal condition. 40 doses,no cts.' No.37  " "Yes,   ladies',"   announced   theCphy-  '  ��ical culturist,  "you wrll  be  surprised,/  at the miracles my system can work. "  It  can ,increase  yor.r- shoulder measurement several inches, add -to; your /���  stature, and grace, give you "      (b  "But," interrupts a  f?ir pupil,  "our *  dressjjrakers can do all that for us in  no time.    What we want to know is'  how to get a twenty-three-inch waist  into a sixteen-inch corset,  and a^No.'.  efoot into a No. 3 shoe/vvithout tak- ^  ing chloroform."���Life.    '       ,   ,.    *      <  A  A New Heart  for You  means renewed health,   for on  the heart depends all ,healthJ. \  Doctors will tell you 'that any  diseased organ can be put in good  ^working vigor by pumping plenty^  of blood into it to make ^new,  Ltrssues.      . ���      -     '        ?  Frrst set the heart right-  with most people it is  ���wrong.  Dr. Agnew's Heart.  ,    Cure Will Do It.  It strengthens the heart, re-^  builds its weak parjs, and ena-*  bles it to feed the nerves, and  through them all organs of the  body.   It cures at once. , -    '  Relief  to  v/eak   hearts in  thirty  minutes  by a simple *  dose is the sign and proof of  what   Dr.   Agnew's   Heart  I* Cure wrll do permanently for  ' them and for you. -     '  >. Overheard in the Country.  Book Agent���Uncle, I'd like to sell  rou a new cyclopaedia. Uncle Sway-  back���Wa-al, young feller, I'd like ter  hev one, but I'm afraid I'm too old to  ride the blame thing.  Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets  work their cure through digesting the food and letting  the stomach rest. A piece of  pineapple -will digest instantly  an equal size of beef at a temperature of 103��. Don't take  pills and powders that weaken  he stomach. Price, 35 cents.  27   '  'xmMm&w;-*. mmoHM.,  Humor of the Hour  "You haf seen dot Cologne cathedral?"  "Yes.   Isn't it dear?   1 always did admire    that    colognial    architecture."���  "Judge."  Another Stride.  Tlio publishers of the "Padditt Magazine" announce with some pride that  they will shortly inaugurate a strikingly  new movement rn literature. Instead of  two lights; instead of being placed at h5X*"= the. autll0rs prepare the stoi ics  the distance ot New York City, were wh'oh are inserted in the center of the  hung out on our nearest outside planet 'nagazme these worthy individuals will  neighbor, Mars, they would have to ha m compelled to write the advertisements,  not ten feet, but twenty miles apart to   T1"10 the ad.-wrrters will be given  full  Little Reggie���I went 'way around  the world last year with my father.'  Little Jimmie ("aged twelve)���That**  nothin'.    I've    been    around  the1 sua.  'twelve times now, and I'm on'my thirteenth trip.���Syracuse Herald.  be distinctly seen. ,  "Objects two hundred yards in diarrw  tor on the moon's surface can bo easily  made out with this telescope, and buildings as large as the Stanford Quadrangle,'  op as high as the San Francisco City  Hall, would cause no trouble at all.,  Structures like Brooklyn Bridge or ��'  river as wide a* Niagara at tlie Falls  would plainly appear. But no buildings  of design or any other sign of former life  can be found on the moon. A desert wilderness of burned out; volcanic craters, a  waste by day more jarful than any Sahara, and by night more awful than any  arctic solitude, is all that can be seea  there."  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder  Only 50 cents for bottle and tube,  and is worth���as much as your, life  is worth. Catarrh kills thousands  through colds, bronchitis, pneumonia and consumption, and Dr.  Agnew's Catarrhal Powder cares  all of them when other prescriptions  have failed. It will relieve colds  and catarrh and cure headache in  ten minutes.  Frkd H. Helb, Jr., the well known dl��-  tiller of Railroad, York Co., Pa., states :��� " I  have had catarrh of the he.id and stomach for  two years in the worst foi m. I tried all tho  medicines 1 ever heard of, but without f'ref.  I used two bottles of Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder.   It cured me entirely, I am norr a '  well man." ,  the Smells-back Light.   By JOdySd^JJ   -In thi^ mJ5,"tes5r' ^?n*W!"  ling." b       '     ���'        '   Cure for the Heart will add  '^Striking Testimonials to the Efficacy Strength to that organ. Feeding  of Dr. Henlcm's Heart Cure. By the the body by a full supply of blood  author, of tho T^tten of Elizabeth."', it mi8 Ufe with the oId time vigor.  eway in the pages devoted to real 10-  mance. We are permitted to eppy the  following display-lines from the advance  sheets of the advertising pages:  "Prisoners of Soap! The Adventures  of Latherus and G-nt. A clean, helpful  story."  "The Scalped Mattress- or, How it  FeJt to Have the Hair Removed. By old  Nick .Carter."  "Sherlock Homes and Happy Homes In  the Layemout Subdivision. By Dormn  Doyle."  "Tho Light That Faded  Husband���I can't see, my dear, what  good tlrat border of fur does around  the bottom of your skirt.  Wife���Well, it does lots of good.   Ift  shows'the neighbors that you can afford it.���Chrcago  Daily  News.  ���   Citiman���Your garden's rather small* ��  isn't it ?  Sububbs���Yc-cs, rather.  Citiman���You won't be able to plane  many flowers, will you ?  Subbubs���Oh, I don't know ; maybe  I can put them in folding beds.���Philadelphia Press.  >  Penn���This comes from writing  things ahead of time. I said the beautiful coquette wore her heart on he��  sleeve at the ball.'  Inker���Well ?  Penn���Then S discovered that heir  ball dress had no sleeves,���Chicago-  News.  Mr. Younghusband���Why don't yoo>  try your hand at cooking, dear. 2  Mrs. Yotrnghusband���Well, I will H  you will promise to continue to lovor  me.���New York Herald. ,  *  A girl went abroad from Dubuque,       \  Intending to get her a ditque,  But the price was so htghj  She wasn't able to high,  And the neighbors cried, "Oh, wha* &  auq.ue."  ���Detroit News,  '!  .,^}��lb^t^���l^Z^TMIM&^  iriltgafaliiL'i'ai, ATLIN     Ii. C,    SATURDAY,    MAY   9, ,  1903.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church ol I'lijrlund:  St. Mnrtiii'b'Cliui-c-h, cor. Third ami Truiuor streets. Sunday services, Matins at 11 a.  ni., livensoii(;7:30 p.m. Celebration of Holy  Communion, 1st Sunday m each month and  on Special occasions. Siiiiduj School, Sunday at 3 p. in. Committee Moot'ings, 1st  Tlirirsduj in each month.  a x Kev. 1". L. Stephenson, Rector.  St. Andrew's Pruslntorlnn Cliuiuh hold  services in the Chinch on Sacond Street.  Mornin;; hovvIco 'nt 11 oveiiinif seivico 1:30  Stindaj School nt (lie close of the mot-niiif?  tervico. ltuv. K. Tin kingtoii, Minister. Free  Reailmif K00111, to v\ hich rill aro welcome.  E. L. Burdett has decided to  cast in his lot with the growth of  the great Northwest and left for  Edmonton' this week, where he intends to engage in business. Rumor hath it that'others, also not  engaged in mining, may follow  him after navigation opens. '   ���  Sixty-five,cents per pair Ladies'  ' Misses'   and   Boys'   Rubbers     at  Blackett &'Co.'3  >   *-  Fresh stock of Imported and Do-  ���mestic Cigars at C, R. Bourne's.  Carrie Walker, a noted resident  of Atlin's tenderloin distiict, appeared before,the Police Magistrate  .011 Moudayonthe charge of carrying ^concealed weapons. She received'the "salutory sentence of a  $25 fine. A chaige of threatening  Rutli,McLean, another of that'ilk,  was not'proven.  If you want to enjoy one of the  luxuries of the season, try a bath  "at Ford's���the O.K. Barber Shop.  ' these baths are the finest in the  the land, and have recently received  a fresh coat'of enamel, which adds  a refreshing cleanliness to them.  Spring Cleaning���Get your Wall  Paper aud House"Lining from J., A.  Fraser & Co.'  If Victoria Day is to be celebrated  this year, it is time arrangements  were under way, so that the fact  might be duly advertised.  (p Gents' Furnishings, Boots and  Shoes at cost. ��� A chance to outfit  for very little money. C. D. Newton's,'Discovery.    ���  There will be no service in the  English  Church, Atliu, tomorrow,  , 10th inst, owing to Rev. F. L- Stephenson holding service at Boulder  that day.  Slaughter prices on Ladies',  Men's and Children's Shoes' at  Closing Out Sale.���Blackett &-Co.  sT3ie Pacific Coast Steamship Co.  will have a four-day schedule on  the Lynn canal-run during the season, commencing on the 19th inst.  Mrs. J. W. McKintosh and Miss  Dickrson have opened a First Class  Bakery in the store recently occupied by Pillman & Co. Their  bread equals the genuine home,  made article and will commend itself to everyone who tries it. Pies  aud pastry will be a specialty.���  Give them a call.  Next week will see the last of  the freighting from Caribou for the  season. The trail will, soou become unsafe.  The construction of the new  flume on the Societe Miniere property, ou Boulder, is now well  under way, and it will be rushed to  completion so as to carry off the  high water when  the creek rises.  For a good squar,e meal go to  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant. |  H. Maluin, Manager of the Soc.  Miniere, will rrot return from Paris  uiitil'naWgation opens. *  , Harry Price, Purser of the  Gleaner, was in town this week in  the interests ofthe B.Y.N.Co.  Delicacies ,that ��� will tickle the  palate : ��� Anchovies, Es. of Anchovies, Russian Caviare, Indian  Chutney, Mackerel���Cross & Co. I  We hear that owing' to , the  amount of business in sight for the  White Pass Company, the steamers,  running between Caribou and Atliu are likely to make three trips a  week each way during the season. ���  A. F. & A. M.'���Notice to all  sojourning brethren���A meeting for  mutual benefit will be held on ist  Thursday in each month in.the A.  O. U. W. Hall, Atlin,,,'B.-C,"to  which all' brethren in good standing are cordially invited.*'    '  Mr. and Mrs. Hartshorn and  child arrived in Atlin this week  from White Horse. Mr. Hartshorn  will take charge of The".electric  light works about to be constructed  here. y  'A party of local sportsmen left  yesterday morning, for, t, the north  end of the lake for'a few days'  hunt. The meat famine will doubtless be relieved as a result.  "Just arrived at A. S. Cross &  Co.'s ��� Fresh Potatoes, Eggs, or-  anges and lemons.  There seems to be a- healthy  rivalry between the various Discovery hotels, as one may see from  the internal^ and external improvements now being made.   .'.   ��    T ,  Copies of the contract for the  Atlin mail service were received by  Postmaster ' Williams, on the 6th  inst, These are dated " OttavVa,  10th April, 1903." It would be  hard to account for the excessive"  delay in transmission from Ottawa  to Atliu ; something wrong somewhere. The necessity is apparent  for the extension of ' the time for  receiving tenders for the contract  as suggested editorially last week.  Dawson Charlie, who recently  purchased Anderson's Hotel at  Caribou Crossing for $9000, has  just purchased the land fronting  ou the railway station, at Caribou,  for $2700. He intends to build an  up-to-date hotel for the accommodation ot the, rapidly increasing  transient trade.  W. A. Anderson, of the Balmoral Hotel, Discovery, has men at  work 011 his land on Taku Arm,  getting it ready ior seeding to  Timothy hay.  The many friends of Mr. Myers,  who has been working ou the  White Moose all winter, will regret  to learu that he has been summoned  to New York owing to the serious  illness of his wife.  CLOSING    OUT.  We  Our-  are "going out of Business:  Stock must Be sold ,by 'the' opening of .navigation. . We have a  large . line of, .Men's, Furnishing  Goods,    including y        '�����'',  <   MEN'S   UNDERWEAR,        OVERSHIRTS,  FEDORA   HATS STETSON   HATS,  1 *  FINE   SHOES, in different -weights; .  ���  GOODS, BLANKETS,'        Etc.,,'  f ' 1 ' l *  All of which  can be  bought below cost/  DON'T   OVERLOOK   THIS  ��� * - -  Come and look around.       You will surely see something  you need, and on which youT'will save money, ���  BLACKETT & CO.  DRY  Etc.*  Rus��el!   Hotel,  DIXCN  BROTHERS,   ���������   Proprietors  \~     "      Pool  ,&   Billiards,.  Free. .  Freighting and Teaming.    '   &:'   . Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  Uaitcoper General Store;  '* , -'c-   *- v~��������� "  ���.  Dealers, in- Provisions, . Dry Goods, -Etc.,  il.   S.   Cross ~ &   Co.  DRINK THE .BEST  "Ts[ A B O B    T E A.  99  In Lead Packets ol ^-il> and i-lb each.  For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.'   DOUGLAS   &  Co.. -Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  A Bood to the Thirsty!  Drinks,  2  for  a  Quarter.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest temperature recorded  for   the week ending 8th inst,  as follows:  May  Commencing Monday, April 20th, I will cut prices on all my goods at  the   LELAND   HOTEL.       I have a large stock of First C'ass  Goods and intend to dispose of them at Cost. ���      This is strictly a  -   Closing Out Sale.        Goods must be disposed of by July ist. t  f^GF"   Hotel Building for Sale���No Reasonable Offer Refused.  x E. P. Queen.  Hydraulic   Plant  IS  2  25 above  3  25      ,  4  22  5  30     ,  6  30     ,  7  27      ,  8  32     .  FOR   SALE���AT  A   BARGAIN���  A complete hydraulic plant, consisting of:  260 ft., 18 in. steel pipe  684   ,    14 ,        ,  821   ,   11%       ,  600   ,    10 ,        ,   ���  1 reducer, 22 to 18 inch  1      do       18 to 14 inch  1      do   ,   n^ to 10 inch  1 18-inch elbow  1 14-inch     ,  1 nj^-in.    ,  2 6-inch monitors  1 n-inch water gate,  Etc., Etc.  The plant hSs been' in use, but is  guaranteed in first class condition.  For terms, etc., F.O.B. cars, call  j or write this Office.  Northern Lumber Go*  Prices for the Season 1903.  Rough; up to 8 inches, $35.  do       do     10      ,,        40.  do       do     12      ,,        45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS-  The following Sailings are announced for the month of May,  leaving Skagway at 6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train :  Princess May, May, 7, 16 & 27  For further information,  apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  i

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