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 Jrj  ,/v  .V Li - *���  ���h-C  &  w>  w  -k-  m  ^  I    '  *      r  VOL.  8.  ATLIN, B. C,   SATURDAY,    'MAY    23, , 1903' , ,  NO. 201.  ATLIN UP-TO-DATE.  Patterned After   Leading Cities,  Men Go on Strike.  '"A Miners' Union Formed  Public  0  Appealed  to for Support .  Aid   the. Strikers   in  Their  V,   "Demands for Higher Wages.  r 1 * ��� I  '    The   spirit   of  socialism, seems  rampant throughout the le'ngth'and  :-\ biea'dth of'the  country,'and even  1   this far-off country has caught the  germs  of ".infection.   -A strike, one  of the insidiousJdiseases^ of modeni  .    civilization, has invaded 4the peaceful serenity of our camp.    Just how  far reaching it may" be,.remains to  - be seen1, but at  the present time 110  ill effects are anticipated by the employers of labor. ' "       ^  ..   During jthe _ last., Tew ^, weeks   a  feeling  of discontent  has   existed  among  the  meu  employed by the  contractors ' for" the -"Pine /Creek  Power Co.,-with''the'result''ttiat a  petitionk was\ presented  last, week  tasking that the rate of .wages be increased from'' $2.50 to $3^00 a1 day.  The contractors could not see their  way.to accede., to %th��s petition and  -~c��l_ mixxLl>ox'-o��-i.laf*.-ti*��n���wAnt-o^st*.'*"}���T^~  ��� On Friday of last, week a.Uniou  of miners   was   formed   under -the  ���i  leadership of "Gen." Ward, with a  membership roll of some' forty sig-  - natures.      Committees   from -this  Uniou have endeavored to inlist the  * sympathy of men in other parts of  the district to come but on strike  with them, but, with" the exception  of those ernpkvyed by . Mr. J. -F.  Deeks, the men are perfectly satis-  ' tied with the terms of their employment. * -  Other committees have been soliciting public subscriptions for the  support of the strikers while" out of  work, aud have met with' but fair  success. , -  A meeting of the Council of the  Board of Trade passed the following resolution on Tuesday'evening  last: "That the President, Capt.  Foley and Mr. Stewart (Discovery)  be a committee to endeavor to bring  about a reconciliation between the  operating companies and their employees." In'accordance with, the  good intent of the resolution,-the  Committee interviewed the Chair-  man of the Union, whom it found  in favor of accepting its good offices, but the operators, on the  other hand, declined any intervention, considering themselves perfectly capable of looking after their  own affairs, so the Committee had  to retire from the field without accomplishing anything.  The evil effects of the strike, if  any such should arise, are more to  be feared from tht glaring reports  which may have gone outside,  than from any trouble in the district.  For capable men there will be no  difficulty in obtaining a minimum  of $3.00 a day and board.  An Effective Argument.  The following Uelcgrani will be  fully appreciated by the public oi  Atlin, and'especially by those in-  teiested iu the prospective award  of the Atlin-Log Cabin mail con-  tiact:  Victoria, B.O., May 21, '03'.  Postmaster,-Aliin,f B.C.  .Notify .public that the-'time for  receiving .tendeis foi Atlin mails  has, been,'extended to nineteenth  June.,f T       (Sgd.) E . H.Fletcher  This CCaim cannot lefrain from  taking <��� to , itself considerable  credit foi. the above extension of  time foi the leceivingot the Atlin  tenders,' fi om the fact that when it  became awaie,lhat after the notices  for tender had been public property  for over a month in Dawson, White  Horse and Log Cabin, the.Atlin  Postmaster had . neither ' received  notice that tenders were asked for,  nor copies'of the' con ti act. - In the  issue of "2nd inst we called the at-  tention jof the- Postmaster-General  to the evident gross oversight and  stated' that," -owing Ho the "nbn-re-  ceipt' of the requisite forms local  men were debaired from bidding,  and that/ even if thc'^necessaiy  forms should come, it*would be impossible to complete and 'despatch  them to 1 each Ottawa, in time for  the dale, of ;eceiving such bids,  viz . May -iwnd, 'and suggested  that undet these circumstances the  date should be extended.  -This extention will allow several  tenders,,'' which leit here on the  nth inst, to reach Ottawa  in good  time.  I  Prepare to ^Receive.  From telegraphic ad\ice a few  days"ago, we'are informed that the  management of the^British-American Dredging -Company have so  lauded 'Atlin to their friends - that  a hundred or more people will visit  the districfthis summer.' ,. If these  visitors come it will iu a great way  offset the disappointment feltiby the  failure of arrangements >witrT the  Institute of American Mining Engineers to'visit the North.    " *   *  The Golden  Iv^est  -XhAJPasKWinter^JyVprk is Being .(is^\'^%:i^o>Hafd  .,,      ,     *   > ������       ,        Cash.        "V  , The reports which have been  received from time to time from the  various parts of the district regarding the values of the winter dumps  as they are being sluiced, are, iu  almost every case, e'/en better than  was expected.* There is barely an  instance, as far as we can learn, except in breaking ground,\ where the  return has not paid better than $5  a day to the man. ,        ,   -���  -  Pine, Spruce.-Boulder and Otter  creeks have all turned in their  quota td'the country's credit. On  upper Pine, some excellent cleanups are repoited. Auld and Johnston, below the mouth of Gold  Run, working on a lay for George  Sinclair, accredited with 165 ozs.,  for about 40 days' work with four  men, which gives an average ofi  an ounce a day to the man. Davis  and associates, in the same neighborhood on Pine, have fiom two  dumps, representing J6 days, with  five men, washed out better than  80 ozs. to show for their work,  averaging   $8   a  day  to the man.  L  The work 'on this part of Pine,  though not nearly as extensive as  last year, his been attended with  infinitely_nore profitable results.  - Spruce :reek has come well up  to its old record, aud although our  Correspondent has failed to send us  a report, vje learn that the average  yield per man will be higher for  flie winter!than for any previous.  Boulder, of course, has a record  that would be hard to beat, when  we consider weekly clean-ups of  from 28 fto 80 ounces, but those  who were'compelled to pile dumps  have little \ to complain of with  sacks of from 100 to'200 ounces !  The strike has, unforturiately,  indefinitely postponed the washing  out of the dumps on Gold Run"by  the non-conpletion of the supply  ditch, from which water- was in-  tended to te drawn for sluicing.  Many of the men have been laid off  as the owners see no immediate  prospect cf realizing on their work.  There must be several thousand  dollars tied up which should 'now  have been available.  THE BOUNDARY  The   Presentation ,,of , Briefs  - Awakens Interest?    '   (>^  v  Unele Sam Does Not Seem So Pbsl-il  tlve on his Contentions as h��"  Used to Be.   >. ,    ', .  1 1   '  s The'American-brief in the^Alas- -  kan boundary dispute'wasA filed at " �����    I  the., British   Embassvl'oii May 1st  and covers 650 printed'pagesA The"  British  contentions'" \Veie also filed. "  ' -  on that iday at the American-'Em-���>** "  bassy 111 London.   ' '   , '-     A       ��� , ,  -The American brief; according to  '   : -  the P.-I.'s Washington'correspond-'   ^V  eiUV contains__ a   lot of new proof ^\ _���'  secured   after long   search hr-the  War Department's .musty, records    ,  and the   old   Russian   and British   <  -��� -  1     �� . - ������  documents,   which,  it is, believed,.  ~  will convince  the  British umpires"   _. >  that   this   country's-^ claims ^ are   - <  right. -_ . \  '   "In   any , event,   the worst the  United States can get out .of arbit-   ^  ratioh4s a coutinuance*l-of,'ttie,'mo-'-i>  dus~vivendu now-,in force,,which ** ���*.  shuts the-Brilish out-of deep-water^-^ ifj  IS  < - -'--W-:  point   at  <.}'i-  ���'��.  i.-i-,5>  e -���'  ports, .which   is  ,what"7they mbst"^. "V^i.  .want;"'"  'The  issue*"now, the  .^iiM^ifes'^.  Claims Many Victims.  From telegraphic reports, we  learn that the Yukon river is this  year responsible for a very large  number of drowning accidents.  Since last Saturday, ten lives have  been lost." At White Horse, on  Tuesday, a man and woman were  upset from a canoe and drowned  in the rapids just below town.  Down Went the Dumps.  Unwelcome news reaches us from  Dawson to the effect that a serious  flood on Bonanza creek has practically obliterated all of the winter  dumps within its path, and thereby  entailed ithe loss of thousands of  dollars to the many miners. A  two-storj hotel at No. 18 below is  under water.  brief sets'forth, is purely a legal"  question. ,The American rclaim is <  that the boundary is 30 miles from  the coast and follows sinuosities of  the mainland. The' British claim  is that the line should be measured  from the farthest outlying" lines  along the Alaskan coast." This ���  would give the ' United States a  strip of mainland not more than  five^miles wide, but what'is of more  importance is that the line'would  cross all large bays and inlets in  deep water, thus giving England  harbors * and ports of entry along  the coast.',' ���  v< The American Commission, composed of Secretary Root,. Senator  Lodge and ex-Senator Turner, of  Washington, will go to London in  July to take up the dispute.  (",  ''Dust to Dust/*  The last sad rites were performed  on Sunday last over all that was  mortal of the unfortunate Mail Carrier, John Mclntyre. The'funeral  was held from St. Martiu's Church  of England, and the service was  conducted by the Rev. F. L. Stephenson. A very large concourse of  citizens attended tkechutcb, testi-  fiying by their presence to the respect in which thee, deceased was  held, as well as to a full recognition of th e services these self-denying  men give to the public in the discharge of their duty.  * Messrs. R. and J. McLeod, Rant,  Bourne, Canavan and Lees acted as  pall-bcarers and the funeral procession was a yery large one.  2k  llr^x.  u.  ~**-*^  1 1  u-*~ 4- '  li   1.  II    L  I  r^  * 11*  ,��  '  V.  I *'  v >  %  EDWARD EVERETT HALE.   |  ^������������������������*��** ������������������*���������������  ,   Home life is  the centre of''all life  "We shall .have strong States if we ruive  happy homes.      We  shall  have peace  among the nations if w^hayc peaceable homes.     Senator Hoar once said  , wisely that the real purpose ancl end  of every struggle for liberty and constitutional   government     were     to   be  found in the necessity of establishing  ,,happy  homes.      King  Alfred,   Magna  ' Charta, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration  of  Independence,  all   have    their  value, which is infinite value, so far as  they'secuie for us happy homes.''   Wc  shall have good men ancl good women  if -we  have  glad and "cheerful homes,  and only  so.  This is not to be gained by instruction  in  homes.      Instruction    is    one  'thing and  education  is  quite another.  Such education as one wants in a home  is 'gained when the life of home is_ a  large one and not a small one.     'No,  I am not asking to have instruction,  as they call it, forced into home life ;^a  catechism now, a code of manners half  an hour hence, botany" in thirteen lessons sandwiched in-between politics in  six lessons and religion m three.   We  will no't make home an annex of the  high   school  or   the  grammar   school  run by  power  from "the  same  steam  :  engine by a band across the street. Bui  we will' see that the life of home shall  be a large life and not a small one.   It  must *make home look outside to the  ' common life of mankind, not,satisfied  with the' twopenny talk of No. 27 or.  No. 436. ' The rights of the little people at home are that they shall share  with fathers  and mothers  and uncles  and aunts and Kings and Queens and  Emperors and Po(pes���whatever,is nice  and good they shall have a share in.  This means large life.     It means infinite life.     In the smallest family, the  father, the  mother  and    the child,' it  .1 means there  shall  always  be  present  the fourth companion���  ,   That every house Thy house may be  1   'And every home a home for Thee.  The daily bread at breakfast is God's  bread. ��� His sunshine ripened that  grain, and His steam drove the engine.  The Mayflower by -Mary's plate is  God's Mayflower. He distilled its fragrance and He painted the petals. The  song mamma sings is His song, for  Robert Burns also was His child. The  story book John"has-brougnrtrorn-xhe  library is His story book, for He led  Robert Stevenson up the highways and  down the by, taught His secrets and  quickened his love so that he might  write the story. Mamma loves me  and papa loves her. You-Move me  and I love you, and this is  the good God loves us all. This home  is His home as it is ours. It is ours  because it is His,-and we-are always in  His arms. If our children grow up  in such life and such love there is no  (ear that home life will be petty. They  will know what'they mean when they  say "Thy kingdom come."  < We must not stop here. If we have  made our home what our home should  "be we shall all know what brothers  owe to brothers the world over. We  shall know as well what the whole  world can give, to cash pf_us.  The leal on the elm draws up from  \ht damp soil, perhaps a hundred feet  away, the moisture it needs. It draws  up the material for, its growth, anu  also it sends down to the tree what  the tree needs, and so we see the tree  in its beauty of thousands and thousands of leaves and wc enjoy its  shelter. The leaf docs its duty by the  tree, the tree does its duty by the leaf.  Now each one of us in this world has  such a duty to do to the world, and in  return the world for which he has( been  living does its duty by him. "Each  for all and all for each." This is  the glad tidings of the Gospel. This  is the centre of the Gospel���"He who  is greatest among you shall be your  servant." As St. Paul says : "Bear  ye one another's bur'dens."  This generation of ours hardly comprehends that muddy, slimy, dark lone-  fincis into which men stumbled, led.  alas,   by   what   was   called   "religion,"  You  time    to  plant    her     gaiden ?  shall not say it again."  As the new century begins this is the  lesson which you and I have to teach  to the cenluiy.' These arc little things  in comparison ; but the age which has  seen such little changes teaches in  them its secret to another century. It  knows that insurance must be mutual  insurance. It knows that trade must  seek the other man's piofit as well as  mine. It knows that justice is gained  not by the strength of .1 Baron's tenantry, nor snfety by the strength 'of a  Baron's, castle. It is'gained, as all  take care of each, of castle and cottage tOge'ther. Health is the health  of the community, and only so of this  man or woman. Wealth comes from  the prosperity of the community ; it is  not the stumbling upon a gold streak  or the raking for a kohinoor. The  century has learned by some hard lessons that each man must .bear" his  brother's burden. '  To the next century wc must teach  that lesson and place it on higher  ground. The Son of God has shown  us that all of us aic God's sons and  daughters. "If children, heirs���heirs  of Go'd." ' Sucli right have 'wc to  claim that His kingdom shall come ;  that all laws shall be His law ; that  the strong shall help the weak and  the weak the strong. The children  are ,brothers and sisters. Because  they are, they shall bear the other's  burdens.        *  ' ' Water Before Feeding.  It is said that we "dearly love a.  lord," and there are-also many of us  who attach more importance to statements made, or opinions enunciated, by  a professor than to those of any ordinary individual, no matter the extent  of his experience and the greatness of  his practical knowledge. This being so,  the remarks made by Prof. Pritchard  on the subject of watering horses before feeding may be taken to heart by  . many readers of this journal who have  ,not taken any particular notice of the  'reiterated advice given in these columns always to supply water before  feeding with corn, and not afterwards.  In the course of a paperk dealing: with  some maladies associated with indigestion in the horse, read recently, to the  members of the Midland Counties Veterinary Medical Association, Prof.  Pritchard said :���"He believed that in  99 cases out of every 100 of colic, tak*.  ing the general acceptation of the term,  it could be traced to indigestion, and  that, in his opinion, the large majority  of cases of indigestion arose from one  cause���improper feeding. t ,  ^'Tkj��- djri npj_necessarUy,racaa feeding on indigestible food; it frequently  meant proper food given in an improper manner. * So firmly did he hold this  opinion that if a case of colic occurred  in a horse  of  his,  the first time  he"  should caution the groom; and the sec-  because 1 ond time he,should see that the man  ' groomed for someone else.    He was  alluding to  the danger    of    watering  horses after they were fed.    When a  horse had finished its meal    the food  ought  to  undergo  normal    digestion,  but if, after a horse had eaten a portion of his food, or perhaps the whole  of it, it was given a drink of water, digestion was interrupted.    The gastric  juice which  nature  was  pouring  into  the stomach to bring about the digestive process was weakened.   Fermentation was set up, which might go on for  a  considerable  time,  and  they  got  a  case of colic.    He had tried by experiment, and found that in cases where  horses were allowed to take a drink of  colored water, and been destroyed immediately afterwards, in less time than  would be imagined, that fluid had passed 60 feet into the small intestine and  been found in the caecum and colon. If  the animal took its water before feeding the stomach soon became empty,  and the animal was ready for its food.  It might be asked, 'Why don't you feed  in that way yourself ?'   Aberncthy once  said that the worst thing to drink with  food was water.   Teetotalers would not  like that  argument, but if, instead of  taking food, ancl water together, they  took the water'first and the food afterwards    they   would    enjoy a much  more pleasant existence."  There is not the least doubt but that  drinking with and immediately after  food has a powerful influence in causing indigestion in the human subject,  alas by wiiat was cauca rciigiuu, and there are few practical horsemen  while they were only trying to save 1 and veterinary surgeons who will not  their own souls and bearing no bur- ' confirm the opinion of the professor  dcrts but their own. Their religion that watering horses after corn feed-  Hied out in such selfish devotion as ing is productive of digestive dcrange-  men looked in and not out. They ment in the equine subject, and a fertile  were  like   the  Eastern   fakir  contcm-   cause of colic.  plating his own machinery, counting There is, another point_ in connection  their own pulse throbs. "Hosannas ' with the influx of water into the stom-  lansuished on their tongues and their Bch dtiring^or after feeding, and when  devotion died." It is noticeable even j digestion is actively m progress-it  to-day that until our own time the , not only dilutes the gastric secretion  drift of all poetry but .the best was  self-absorbed. The shield was polished���yes, that the knight might see his  own  face  the better.  For this mutual life home is the  school���brothers with brothers, sisters  with sisters, sisters with brothers, brothers with sisters, really teach one another the great lesson of together, "ail  for each, each for all." This lpsson  sooner or later takes us out into the  highways where the nations war, or into the byways where the beggar  counts his crust. "I have been learning to read. Where is the blind man  I can read to ?" "I have been learning to sew. God may send me, if He  chooses, to clothe the naked." "Did  you say there was some one alone in  an attic ? Here am f, send inc." "Did  , V����< ��v rtio* <���*-,. ..,;fir��i�� Jlorcas, h/'ld DO  ���.4   ,    's r      ���-���--7-  =u ::u,j us ten ' ' %-a,'raisfd to that of  the atmosphericci'uJraUer would ' be  harmless.    -,  .   ^*\<F,f,  By far the best\,\h'f is'to kcel> wa"  ter always win,i,v ^ jgt 'of horses, if  it is kept clean anayvequently changed. Horses allowed,7I0 drink when  they like, and as muck as they like,  drink relatively ]Css>. than those to  whom it is offered at stated'intervals,  whether before or afler feeding, and  are the least likely to' suffer from indigestion. The temperature is always  about right, and it will be observed  that when the horse'/comes into the1  stable he takes a drink, and does not  touch it during feeding or immediate-'  ly afterwards. Some hoiscs, popularly  known as Vsippers," do not thrive at  all well if they are restiictcd to water  at long intervals, but do very well if  they have water always by them. There  are a few horses thai  A Traveller's Wonder.  ..-Icannot be trusted, or that make micI a mess with it  that, this plan cannot be adopted, but  these must be put in the "black'list,"  and their intemperance is not a valid  argument against tho general adoption  of the plan of providing horses with  free drinks." In any case the water  should be given before feeding.���Pate-  ley Bridge, in Farm and Home, London, Eng.      ', \  There ia" a story of \ gentleman who.  upon visiting'Ml. Vcrnbi, wine across 0  lady kneeling before n/buildiiig quite 0  distance from -the Washington monument. "Are you in trouble?" he staked  her. "No, sir/' she relied; "thank you  very much. I am' noi^ in trouble, but  my patriotic feelings overcome mo when  I giaze upon the tomb, of tiho 'UUther of  hia Country.'" "I cfliiU? wndoratwnd,"  he said, kindly;'"but,(madam, you Wave'  mode ��. 'mistake. Th'ij in not the tomb  of WeahfaigUtv; it is over yonder. /This  is the icehouse." QAickly ceawng her  ; weeping," the lady rose'and moved away.  There is nothing that,that cheery old  gentleman, the Pope, enjoys mare thut  hugging himself on theijact that he is a  youth in all but years/ Recently c. favorite cardinal was dining with him, aad  after the removal of [the dessert the  guest drew from his pocket * dissertation  on St. Peter, and proceeded to read, but  stuck fast at an ill-written word. The  Pope insisted on his handing him the  manuscript, and deciphered it at onoe,  smilingly remarking, "You see, my dear  friend, you ought always to carry specs  at your ago. Do buy a| pwir. For my-  self, I rarely need them!" 'The cardinal  is sixty, tihe Pope well over eighty.   v  W3i��n Sidney Lee, who,' will shortly  lecture in Toronto, delivered his first lecture in the Lowell Instytui'e course, he  spoke of those Americans ivho wentt to  England and achieved distnetion there  and thus obtained a place vij his "National Didtiontay of English Bugraphy." He  referred to the residence of Count. Bum-  ford in Rumford, N.H', afterward called  Concord, which,* theJeotuier said with  warmth, in a name I51ot_  'througjhout the 2 ""  .confusing' of the  'Concord, Masrv., wait too ^fuch, for the  gr��Tjty of the audience, aid 'bheir amusement increased when souxi realized that  tiha dhler literary renown I if Concord, N.  >H., opiaw *fc the present time from  'i'UMhax" Eddyl j  Though ��o princely in 'bestowing" ��t  deMJtlh, Bodcliue, the emiient physician,  was so meain' during life that he would,  it,is said, even avoid pacing his share  at a tovwn reckon > iig whenever he could  contrive. It was only aftjr long following and importunity thatjhe could ever  be got to pay his bills. An amusing story  is told of a combat he onze hud with a  roadmaker Who 'had culled for payment  for aoaoe-work he hud doie outside the  jjoetor/e door. "How, yoij rascal," said  Uaxloliffe, attempting to ��vado the '"de  mand, "do you pretend to >e paid? You  have spoilt my pavement 'SKil eo\'e>red it  over with earth bo hide your bad work.'"  "Doctor," was the nun's I smart retort,  -"mine is not the only bad V��ik the earth  hides." "You dog!" replied lladcliffe,  "you aie a wit; you must iadecd be poor.  Come in"���land paid hiin   i'  A Minneapolis papa* /declares that  some time ago the two Younger brothers, two Western outlaws, who used to  move in tihe inner circles 'of Jesse James's  most exclusive set, wer> liber.ut.cd aftei  twenty yeaars' imprisonment. The day  they were set free tiheyireceived a press  ing invitation from the iiiiuidger of Jacob Litol's Pheatei thereto occupy a box  at the play thai eveniii" They accepted  with avidity, , ai.a, tlic news of their  coming having been extensively adver  tised, the theatoi. of coiisc, was packed  to suflocation. '1 ie Uolacrs came early,  but did not begi to pauso their programme until juat beio.-�� the 'curtain  rose. Then one of themj wn�� Sben to  spring to hi* feet and nuke a frantic  elloit to escape from the bbx. Thenuum-  ger intercepted him willi1 a polito request .u-, to what w.is .iiniss. "Good  God!" he cried, with a stling of oathsi  I "what  in    have youjrun   U3 intol  , V\ liy, tlite ��� pl.ty wai running when we  wont   111."   Hi' had just mhle the heart-  , bic.iMiig   disco\eiy   that  the   play  was  1 "Unde lum's Cabin." I  '"This," observed Wu, as he lifted a  box-Hike aflair'from his trunk, "isone of  the greatest wonders of'America."  ' "It doesn't look very wonderful," commented Tsi Ann, tucking one foot up  where she could sit on it end the throne  at the same time..    ,  "N.o, but even in America no one can  understand it. , Listen."   ,  -   "Don't   put   that   thing  to  my   ear,  cautioned Tsi Ann.   "Is thi3 another of  those telephones?"  "O, no.    This is worse than the telc-  jflione.- It is a gas meter."  "A gas meter 1   What does it do t  "The.consumer." l       '  "���"How does it work?"  ' ,"That'is a mystery.' It is only known  that it works always and untiringly. Jc  works while you sleep and while you  wake. It never slops.. It is constructed  after the Newtonian thcoiy of creation.  It has something in it that just keeps ic  whirling on and on, at oc :;v.i'eh per tp-  volution, and nobody knows what keeps  it moving, and nobody can stop it."  "That's funny."  "Funny, yes. But very sad in America. Listen to it. Hear it 1 uniting riglrt  along. Thank Confucius and the 5)00  gods of the Pale Green Mountainsi The  gas company never will get the chance  to rend what this meter has recorded."  ��� "But," said the ISmprcss, "is there no  escape from this in-America?"  "None." ��� ���   ,  ' "It must be worse than manifest destiny."     - ' .    >  "Wu," remarked' Tsi Ann, with that  intelligent smile which has enshrined her  in the heaits of curio collectors. "Wu,  I am glad you were sent to America. At  one time 1 almost 'had decided to bc-  como civili/ed." - '*  "Sojiad I," acknowledged Wu, "but  the bite of the dog, as the foreign devils  put it, will cure tho hair."���Chicugo  "Tribune."'  fleart Strength is Whole Strength  THE blood is  your   life;   when it  stops  coursing you're dead.    If it half stops,  YOU'LL BE HALF DEAD.  Your pain, yourxweakness, your eternal weart- -  Oess will all disappear if you strengthen your"  heart. But you may take special medicine for  Special trouble if you're, in a special hurry.  fJhecr up I Don't be moping I Vou can be  cured. Try>it and for the first time you will  (mow the true meaning of tint grand old word  (-Health. DR. AGNEW'S HEART CURE  fenews the vigor in thirty minutes after taking  {be first dose. Will cure the poorest heart and  'itreiiRthen the strongest man.   '\ W. II. Medley, drrRRist, of Kington, Ont., wrltest  I "Mr. Thomas Cooke, of Kingston, purchased  llx bottles of Agnew's Heart Cure and says ha  Is cured of Heart Weakness, from which he had ���  juflcretl for years." ,  j Dr. ,'Agnow's Catar al Powder relieves  entarrh or colds nt once and cures forever.  (Dr. Agnew's Ointment compels Piles to perish  permanently. It gives case on the instnnt. Ban*  fehes all manner of skin' diseases and eruptions.  The ufest and cheapest cure.   Price, 85c.      4 -  ���i 1     ,       ��� , - ' - ,  ancl lowers the temperature, but it  washes a great deal of grain out, of  the stomach and into the intestines before digestion is complete. The digestion' of grain takes place in the stomach, and that of hay in the intestines;  besides which, from its form, corn is  much more likely than hay to be washed" out of the stomach into the intestines in the rush of fluid to the "water stomach." 'there are a great many  horse-owners who do not like to give  cold water to a horse that has come in  from hard work, heated and fatigued.  They are quite ri<jht, ancl this, going  to the opposite extreme, would be even  more productive of mischief. There is  a difference, however, in lnird cold water pumped or drawn from a deep well,  or drawn from underground pipes, and  the same water that has stood for some  time   cxnosrd   in   on  /^n��~  w��ccni    smJ  1  Dorothy���Aunt Jo. whft is the best  way to tell a gentleman's fortune?  Aunt Jo���Look him | up in Brad-  street's, if he isn't thcre{ his fortune's  ,iot worth telling.���Kansas City Journal. I  Gentleman (to man onlhorseback)���  Why, my man, how do you expect to  get that horse along with a spur on  one side only ? |,  Horseman���Well, sir, if I  gets that  'ere side to go, ain[t thl' other bound  ter keep up ?���English Paper.   ��� 1  Bobby was kept after school for  some misdemeanor. It was at kindergarten, and his first punishment.  The teacher inquired, "Aien't you  very sorry, Bobby, to have to stay after school when the others go?"  "Oh, no," replied 1Bobby, "it was  just what I wanted, so a; to have you  all to myself I"���Little Chronicle.  A Queen's Thoughts on Love.  ' The Queen of Itouinania's0latest literary production is entitled ' "Whispered  Words." The theme she touches on Ms  love and marriage,'and here are-a few  of her reflections: '   >  The moment tihe thought of patience  flits through the mind in, marriage, the  marriage hnsj strictly speaking, ceased to  exist, because love has' vanished, on  which alone this relationship can be built,  up and preserved. -<      '-  , For that which we fully fathom stands  not in need of patience; it comes to us  as a thing of course, natural, simple and  clear. , �� ,J 1  Unto love every little foible and, peculiarity is dear. "Every sacrifice is welcome to love, which never feels it ns  sudh. ' * ���  In presence .of the world no doubt it  is proper that forbearance shouhTbo exercised, and it is meet that the eyes of  outsiders should not^catch a glimpse of  the misery of an "unhappy union.   .'.;   >'  Marriage has but one sole end, to bring  children into the woiia,. ��.nvi- u> oiueia  tlhem until they can protect themselves.  If we could bring ourselves to loot  upon marriage as a holy sacrifice, an act  of perfect self-abnegation, wo should  make much greater progress.  In marriage people fancy they can  throw off all restraint, heedless of the  fact that when they act thus their shortcomings assume colossal dimensions, ana  their good quaUties dwindle to nothing-  npqa  ' In marriage, more than in any other  form of "relationship, one should never  throw the reins aside, but always teep  a firm hand upon one's will.  An unseasonable yawn is eometinies  enough to produce a whole dram*.  . - ������ ���  She Had an Aim in Life.  "Penelope, have you any plans for the  fUThe6'father, a distinguished physician,  looked" sternly at his thirteen-year-old  daughter as ho asked this question.  "Yes, sir," she answered. .  "You say'it makes you homesick to  stay away from home, Penelope. That  Is /consideration hardly worth mentioning. Homesickness soon passes away.  Your sister is in her last year at the  college to which I wished to send you,  and you will not be alone, at least for a  y^rfand at the end of that time you  ought to ho able to get along nicely by  y<Pcnelope tapped the floor impatiently  <rith her foot. ,       ,   ,      ,  "I won't go, papa," she declared.  "There'is no use talking about it. id  rather die!" . ._     , ��� ���  "You are growing up, Penelope,  sighed the good doctor, "apparently without iiny idea of the value of time or the  earnestness and reality of life. TLou  don't care for useful books; you do noth-  inir to improve your mind; you spend  your hours in 'frivolity; you seem to  float idly along as if there was no serious end or. aim in living except to get  what selfish pleasure you can get out 01  it. Yot you say you have plans for cue  'uture.   What aro they?';  "I am going to be a society lady, said  Penelope.  A Drum From the Emperor.  ') A Rapid's(Fire)vC.alculator.    *���-'-_  c. Teacher���Now, JohhnyT'if a missionary  can convert' five heathen hi' one year  how long will it' take to convert a thousand? Johnny ���. Two years, ma'am.-  Teacher���Oh,vno, Johnny. Johnny���Oh,,  yes, ma'am. The second year his government would send a gunboat on' some soj-  ers.���"Judge."    '       '<-  A  \m  5=��,u��^i2  Al  FOLLOWING HIS NOSE'  And you see where it's leading  him. He has Catarrh, breeder of  Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Consumption.  A package of Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder will save him.  Relief instant, .cure constant.  Relieves Colds and Catarrh, and  cures Headache in ten minutes.  Thomas Waterman, of Brldgewater,  Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, states:  "In consequonee of a cold, I contracted a. case of acute Catarrh. I could not  breaths any more; I snuffed somo of  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder and instantaneously my nostrils were free. I  could hardly bcllcvo that anything:  could act so quickly."  For nil skin diseases nnd for piles, Dr.  1 B Agnaw'o Ointment is rightly regarded  by many of the medical fraternity as tho  surest, simpkBt, qu.okebt cure.  Tho relief ia Instant and the cure permanent in every such case. Price, 35c  99  fhe slender woman faced the burly  burglar's deadly revolver without a  iremor of terror, for, as is well known,  :he weakest are often the bravest.  "Tell me where the money is hid,"  He hissed, most truculently, "or I'll  irel"  ' "Never I" she answered, dctermined-  'y, and with a marked aceent on the  rr." "Kill me if you will, but I win  lever reveal the hiding place of my  msband's hard-earned hoard) Villain,  do your worst!"  "I willl" snarled the scoundrel, baffled for the moment, but not beaten.  Tell me, instantly, or I'll drop this  big, woolly caterpillar down your  aeckl"  In three minutes more he had bagged the boodle, ancl was splitting the  iiidnight darkness in a northeasterly  direction.���Buffalo Commercial.  Such Ignorance.  Stranger (to footman)���That's a nice  motor-car. Uow many horse-power is it?'  Footman (with awful contempt)���It  don't go by 'osses���it goes by steam.  \ The "Era*! tells <in interesting story of   .  Mnclumo"'Minnie ,vllnuk,   the   celebrated  piimnAdonnu, and  the Emperor William       >  I.i of Gcrnniny.    She was singing at" the  Berlin     Court'   Opera,     in    Donizetti'*  "Daughter of the Regiment.",, The Em-   tl  peror, after the opera, called her'into ^  his presence and told 'her,she had sung  .  very nicely, but that her drumming���as"       '  the Daughtei   of the Regiment she had  to phiy tfie "drum���was very bad.   Next  morning'  a "drum-major   of'   the   First  Giciiadier Regiment called at her hofel  and said, he had come to give her a drum  lesson.    The diva wns bound to accept  the  instruction, "and  learned the Whole-'  art of diumming in a couple of dozen lea-   ,  sons.' Then the Kaiser sent to ask how  she .was getting  on,  and, hearing  that-  she had made excellent piogicss, he commanded a<"performance(of ,"A Daughter  of the 'Regiment'.",   Madame Ilauk  acquitted herself excellently in the drumming scene, and the^Kaiser complimented  her'warmly, sending her next day a real  official military drum 'with a silver plat��  and inscription. ' , '���i   Jj_, "  M  If  M  �����?���  I  H  1  1 im  m  ���I  #  I  ft  it  'if  W!  "WW'  m  ��  A little Sunlight Soap will clean*  :ut glass and other articles until  they shine and sparkle. Sunlight  Soap will wash other things than  clothes. ffi   i  ml  ft  ml  mi $  W  #1  m  m  m  f  j'  r*"'v.vnBiZ!<-~A.-"ivA i.vi".^ wzstrawsnir <n>.*>��w^,a��u'Jr."Vyr*',l~^Trtgp. '  -1-af,r,/*ww.>��ww���--  '    y^,',^���' t/ or     ^"^-^Js.   "��� .  1*'****t4Cfc!!P* J*  'Sml^&KSPtebvi.w  /'-.'���/. -..-..  \ '  , /1  t.- I  1  I  [COPTKIGHTED] '  To Set Her Free  By Florence Warden  i . WM  ���Author of "The House in the Marsh," "A Prince of Darkness,"    Kg  etc. eta  '    i  OaAPl*ER rx.  (  (Handsome Dr. \\ Mrles was sorry ,foi  tho poor young wife,'confronted so caily  in her married life with a tcniblc dilli-  eulty. He insisted on nei sitAng down  , again, and tried to speak comfoiting  words. ��� I  "Come, your ladyship, you musln't'do-  ���spair. This may be only a lancy, an idea  Tell me, what made you think Sir Ast-  ley's first wife was not dead?" j  Norma hesitated, and tl.cn said in a  low voice: "I didn't th,nk that. Hut I  saw a lady in the ollice of the hotel  Where he stayed at Oxfoid, and she w(ent  v out quickly as soon as she heud me ask  for���tor my husband. ' Then 1 snv hci  again, and sho appeared to be following  liim���us" * ,, I  A light seemed to bic.ik over the doctor's nice.  "Ah!" muttered he, "1 thought so."(  Nouna lell to lieinbling so vioh'iitly  that for somo moments she could hot  ���peak again. To do her justice, she was  by this time too nn\ioiis about Astley to  think of herself and hei own position in  tho matter. Sho, was half crti/.y with  fear, on tho other hand, of the cfloct it  would have upon Astley," it he weio, to  leain thut his wife was si ill living, now  , that ho was ill and dopiessed.        ',  The doctor's voice bioke upon her  troubled lcflcctiona- "Aly donr Lady Ast-  vley, I cannot express what I tool for you  in those most tiying circunistaiices. But  remember, wo cannot be ceitam of this  . yet: for my pait, nothing but seeing her  In the ilesh will peisuadc me'that she is  alive, and I strongly advise you- to bo  -equally, inci cduloiis "  "What motive cciiild she have for practising such a deception upon a husband  who was clxxny-, good to hei 1" asked  Norma  indignantly     '' * <  Dr. Wharlcs shrugged his shoulders.  * "The  whole  thing  seems  improbable,  ��nd I shouldn't allow the faint possibili-^  ty that it is tiue to disturb mo if I weie  you," said he. _ "���  ...      * "  Norma moved impatiently.    ' "        *  "As if one could help it I" she said.'  "I  ��� repeat:   what motive  could   3he    have  had?" *  "She was always a flighty little thing,"  <*aid the doctor, "and if this appalling  suggestion sin aid prove'to be true, I  imagine we shall find th.it she was  frightened by the divorce pioceedings her  husband had started against her."  "And if she r is alive, he will have'all  the worry of beginning them again," said  Norma.  Dr. Wharlcs shook his head decidedly.  "I think not," said he. "Both my -rife  and I are of opinion that it xv ould be impossible to piove the case against her.  Sir Astley was misled, wc' believe. It  will be most unfoitunato if he engages  in proceedings which will only bung  scandal and disgiacc upon himself and  us all, without being able to get fiee  from a union which has giown distasteful to him."  Norma looked suspiciously, at the doctor Of couise it was natuial that he  should take the pait of his wile's sister,  ���who would now, if <ih\c, shed lustie upon  Sum and his modcat household by hei  new position as a baioncl's wife lie  smiled a little as ho met hei eyes, divining her thoughts. v ,  "Yes, I admit I have to see both sides'  -of the question," said he "But distasteful as it must be to-you to ha\o to do  so. I think it is f.'tuci foi me to put to  you the lacts of (lie case as they seen'to  one who knoxs them i iq.ii.at, wc do  not know jet that Lottie Daiwcn is still  ulivc But, if she is, 1 believe Sn AM ley  will find that the bond between hinioclf  and Hoi is not to be broken "  Nouua xxaited a lew Moments .utei he  had finished speaking, and then iosC to  her feet.  "One thing is cciLun." slid she, "and  that is that Sn Astley must be told  nothing about all tins until he is qutfe  well again Aficr the faliguc and anxiety he has lcccntly gone tiuoi'gli, LIik  would lctaid his ieeo\ery, I'm sine."  "1 quite agiec with you, Lidy Astley,''  said the doctor carncslly. "Anil now  what is yoiu own view' Shall i go to  Leamington myself and find out the  tiuth?"  Again Nouna. hesitated She began to  feci that axon nusciablc doubt was pic  fciable to the nioic nusciablc ccil.unty  that theie \xns no bond between hei and  Astley. And then again, she did not care  for the icspoiisibility of aulhoii/ing cn-  quuics to be made in such a delicate  matter by u peiaon for whom Astley felt  little liking.  "I thank you for your offer, Dr.  Wharlcs," she said, aftci a shoit pause  to recover her composure "But I think  a still better plan would be for me to  consult Sn  Astles's solicitois."  "An excellent idea," assented the doctor. "I believe 1 can give you their address: you mean his London solicitors,  of couise?"  "Yes," said Norma. "I think I would  rather not speak of the matter to anybody in this neighborhood except yourself."  "That also is a very wise decision, and  I must compliment you on showing so  much discernment, iior you are very  young to be burde-ed with such unhappy responsibilities," said tho doctor kindly, and with respectful sympathy in look  and tone.   Noima bit her lips. i  "Of course," went on the doctor, "you  will ask ono of the.partneis to come and  see you here; you won't go up to London yourself, for fear that, if Lottie  should .be really sti]l  in  the fleshy she  G  slionia cmi'sc in upon an Astieyin your  absence. She was always a most impulsive woman, and I am dieading what  will happen if she is really 'still alive,  when she learns that there is a Lady Astley already established 'here.", r  "We must' foe pi epared to face that  risk," said' Norma calmly. ' ','You may  trust me to take care, however, that Sir  Astley is not intruded upon."  She gave the doctor a look whichim-  plied that ho was going farther with' his  admonitions than1 was necessary, and ho  .took the hint, and bowed himself out,  with another murmuied cxpicssion of  his readiness to do anything lie could to  help her.  * When ho had gone Norma first gave  the prescription to a servant with orders  to have it made up at once, and'then  7 went upstairs to Astloy's Toom ono  knocked softly at tho door.  r "Come in," cried Astley, and sho entered to find that he had obeyed tho doc  tor's oiders and gone to bed.       '  Hia face, was flushed and his eyes  looked glassy and feverish, but he smiled  at her, and told her that he was going  to be^a good patient.u  "What did that fellow say to you?" he  asked. "Have you. been talking to him  al this time?" '  "How did you know I spoke to him at  all?" asked Norma in sui prise,    ���, *     ^ >  "Why, 1) heard youi voices as soon as  ho got outside tho dooi 1~" "Well, isn't he  a cad?" '  Noima hesitated. She did not want  to excite Astley by the least appealance  of disagiecment with him, though sho  scaicely felt justified in assenting to his  viexv.  "1 think he'll takeeveiy cue of you,"  'she said, cx'ading the dnect answei.  "Oh yes, yes, I daie say. But he's a  sxxaggeiing boundci all the'same And  I hate his wife as much as I hate him.  She's full of ailectations; t'hey both put  on no end.of side, ancl yet they'ie bolh  as uncomloitable^^possible among decent people."       - * , _  "IIq, seems very good-iiatmed and  obliging," said Norma gently "But'1' I  wish you wouldn't talk. sYou'ie to keep  quiet, he says " - *  Astley fi owned.   '      '       - '  "Oh, he's got louncl you because he's  good-looking," saidr he impnticntly. "1,  can't think how women can adnnie that  type of man. To me it's the veiy emptiest sort of looks, such as jou might  admne m a tailou's dummy,' and���"   D  Norma; wild* had taken ~hia mutely giv-  cn invitation to>sit doxx'n on'the chair  by the bedside, rose and leaned ovci him  ������'"If you don't leave oil-talking this  minute," she whispeicd m the gentlest of  voices, laying a softly restiaining hand  upon Ins twitching ^fingcis, "I must go  away." < ��� <.  " Slit) was suipiiscl by the xvistful look  which there was in his giay ejes as ho  looked up.        '  "No, no, don't go away. I won't say  another woid if only you'll stay," ho  said.  The thrill which shot tin ouch JSTorraa's  heait at these words bi ought tho sudden tcais to hei eyes What did he fool  for hei then? Something vioie, siucly,  than had been appir lt^all tins time under his easy, exci\ ' ly chum of man-  nei' 'Did he, could ' e feel loi hei that  stiangc something which made hci heart  beat fastei when she heard his "\ oice or  met his eyes? Was he beginning to lovo  her? * ^ '  Oh Heaven, the thought was bitter���  ., tweet, almost moie than she could beai!  As his hot fingcis closed lound her  own, Norma lcstmicd her scat, glad of  tho excuse to do so, since -she could  scaicely stand foi ticmblmg Wheiewas  her boasted coldness now? Whcic was  tho adamantine haidncss which sho had  believed in so fnmly, vx mcli had made  her think it possible foi hei to ti*c<it the  m.image tie as a mcic foim? llcie xxms  sho stillecl to the vciy depths by a mero  touch of the hand of the man who was  to have been meicly a business paitner,  shaiing hei foi tunc 'but not hei heait,  hcai t-wholo himself, leaving her heai t-  whole too!  As sho sat there, listening to his lapid-  ly-drawn breath, Noima felt the scales  ot ignoiancc and gnlish lolly fall nam  her eyes. She knew what hci motliei's  unconventional counsels had picvenicd  hei learning bofoic, that a woman is but  a pool, weak thing xxhen natuic speaks  within hci,' ready to bow hci head and  to stictch foith hci hand, and to placo  hciself under the yoke of that instinct  for which sho was born, of lovo and  honor for the fiist true man who shall  look into her eyes with eyes of love.  For it was love, was it not, that she  Baw in his eyes, that she felt in his  touch, love rcpicssccl till then, but ap-  paicnt now that illness had iclaxed his  hold upon 'himself?  Norma felt little doubt of it; little  doubt eithci, that he who had known  so much moie than she, had understood  what she had not, that the bond cnteicd  into by her so lightly would soon become  more permanent. And her heart was  torn by the pangs of love on the ona  hand and of dish ess on the other. For  she know, what he did not, of tho danger which hung over them, of the shadow  of the woman which was hovering between them and happiness.  "Norma," said he suddenly, "give me  something to drink.   I'm parched."  "Yes, dear."  As she rose, and withdrew her hand  gently from his detaining lingers, sho  felt a mad throb of joy at the tone in���  which he spoke to her. It was an order  that he gave her, not a request: it w*�� ���  so 'ner instil,  man who  ZJE  tone o'f a  She was  man who is SiS~~1~"'f jus own. She was  delirious witli V �� eXCitcment of this  new feeling a^V?* p 0vcd softly jibout  the room, drexv^KSr,; the blinds, rang the  bell, and gave;Jujjrordcis for the cooling  drink she W^UK/d. 1'he medicine had  come, and she'pouied the dose into a  glass, and went back to the bed, with a  loving smile Upon hci face.  ' "Come," she whispered, as she put hci  hand under hi3 head and held the glass  -to his lips, "you must take this flist."  ^ If she had been doubtful before, she  was doubtful no longer. >Astley smiled  back at hei as lie obeyed.  'JI perceive \fiom your manner that  you're going to be a tyrant," said he, as  she real ranged his pillow before he lay  down again.    ���  "I shouldn't wonder," said she.  That was all. Without another word  he took her hand again, and lay quietly  holding it, sometimes looking at her,  sometimes keeping his eyes closed.  She, poor girl, wondered what his  thoughts were, and comforted herself  with the knowledge that they couldxnot  be as sad as her oxvn. '  And yet, thiough all the distress, nil  the teiror she! was in, the,fear that he  might wake to the knowledge that, he  was still bound to a woman m whom he  had lost confidence and who had deceived  him cruelly, hideously, Norma could not  help feeling, side by side with this misery, a sense or sweet present rest and  comfort in the knowledge that, for these  precious hours! he was all her own.  Ana ho fel('this'even more'strongly  than she did: she was sure of this. Love  had given herjsympathy, understanding.  She needed nojwords to tell her that,rfor  good or for il', for happiness or for misery, it was alic, she only, who held Astley'a heart. " '  It was strange that, ill as he undoubtedly was, the o��e fear that never entered  her head was tiat death would take him  away from her. A shadow there was  between themJ but it' was not ,tKatt  When the ideal presented itself os a dim  horror to her 'mind, she scouted it instantly, incredulous, fierce. No:*her love  could avail nothing against the possibility of the existence of a living, breathing woman who was hi3 legal wife: but  against the, j powers of death she felt  strong. * Blind; foolish as the feeling was)  she believed that her love, her tender  care, her trust m heaven, would keep the  hand of desfth away.  As night 4rew on Astley. grew restless  and began ip mutter incoherently,^ and  to turn his head fiom side to side on the  pillow. 'At irst the'sound of her voice  /would ber enough, to check these symptoms; but a3 the evening wore on she  knew, with alpang, that he had lost consciousness of the fact that she xvas by  kis side. / , ,  When the doctor came in again, as he  had proniised to "do, Astley seemed for  a mOYncnt to reeogrtize him, foi ho  fiowned 'shgntly, ancl turned his heal  away; but the next instant he began to  speak in a. loxv ..voice, m a lamblmg manner, about his cousin Hugh's dogs, and  about the new\stable aiiangcmcnts  Di \\ lit" las cud not stay long; at the  dooi of fch��' *?u ^.Noima, who would not  go oiitsic'-Qj^i&i/roi. insti notions for.the  night's v..itching ''You'll suiely not sit  up voui-iU,, Lacty Daiwcn," said he.  "Yoii hadbetter let IVlis  Gnmlhs���"  Noimanhook hei  head decidedly.  "iUis. Glifilths can lelieve me to-morrow foi a (little while," sud she "But  nobody but me shall watch .by hun  thiough tic night."  '���But���cicuse me���you look too fragile  for this sort of woik!" said Di  Whailcs.  Noima ���muled  "A woman," she ansxveied, "is alxvays  stionc; enough foi tho xxoik she loves to  do"  ;   ,,1^"''",,'tos',''*p>WW^^  "'���"-������ j fj,      , ",    '    ,  -  Krfli I,,    i      i *���._,    >  $LL  ����r��(,;rai<^;irt^f>^j|^i(!5i!;B��Iniwi  >*Jlmu !'"���    I'MWHIIlWIBgriiialfiJmiMi  The doctor xx'as touched He hesitated,  fi owned slightly, seemed inclined to say  something "tl.cii changed his laind very  suddr-nlv. and left hei somewhat hastily.  "Who via-, that'" cued the patient  fiom the^oed  Nonna'Luincd to him quickly Without quite iccna.ni/mg the doctoi, Astley  appealed to haxc been conscious of an  antipitlietjc picsence, and x\as toi a few  moments jctulantAind chliicult to man  age Theil, undei the liillucncc of caies^-  ipg w ouls 'and tones, lie sank back on the  pilloxx, and piesently began muttenng  once moio     '  Then foi the hist time Noima hcaid  hci own name But he was not sdihcss  ing her.  ' Noima���*Soima," saicV he sloxvly,  speaking xxith closed eves and bolox, his  bicath. 'Poor htik gul'" Then lui  laughed a little "I won't do it!" he  said suddenlv, "I w< I't do it1 Ausuvd,  absiudl And yet���" Thcic was a pause,  and ho vent on "VVhv not? Why  shouldn't wc ]oin foiccs?   It's mad, mad,  maul���"Poor little gull Poor littlo gul1'  Norma Jn��ld her bicath. The sick man  was sil��nt a long time, except for occasional murmurs, and then he laughed  again, veiy softly.  "Wo will do it," said ho in a whisper  "Theie's a tie between us aheady. sho  feels it���die's gi atcful���in her odd vxay.  Yes, we'll,do it, xie'll do it, and dety the  jjodsl Nouna, Noima, little wife that  is to be no wife���oi she thinks so. Poor  child 1   Poor child!"  Norma, with her eyes full of tears,  drew neaier to the bedside and laid her  waim hand on Astloy's hot fmgeis. At  first he did not seem to feel the touch,  but presently ho tinned his head in her  direction, though without opening his  eyes.  "You shall be hnppy; we'll be happy,"  said he. Ancl then, while her teais fell,  he rambled on, with a sudden change to  an irritable tone, about the things he  had to sec to at the Haigh, about his  cousin's death, and about his lame limb.  All through the early hours of the  night he slept veiy little, and had  snatches of delirium in between. But  Norma remained alone with him, refus  ing all companionship, watching him,  tending him, soothing him sometimes  with tender, whispered vvouls. And  through all the trouble and all the pain,  she felt the coin foi t of his kindness, of  his sympathy, of his dawning love.  With the morning came a strange dec-  tor, who siiid that Dr. Wharlcs had been  called avvny suddenly, and that he was  takimr hi�� n��*'*��"*���- fr>�� *i-- j..���  ���    .   ��� A.-.'.h  .    ...      '   ���:  ���     I ���������     . ' ".V  T^m^^^^^^wiFj^^^mmm  Astley was conscious'when *hc came,  and Norma thought that an enquiring  frown crossed Ins faco. But' he said  nothing, and indeed spoke veiy little all  that day. But he got some refreshing  sleep, and,Norma was able to go away  and got a couple of hours' rest, while  Martm took her place by the bedside.    ,  And in the cv emng a note was brought  to her from Mrs Wharles, which she  opened and read in the sick-room.     "���  It contained an enclosure and the following words fiom Mrs Wharles:  "Dear Madam���I have just received the  enclosed letter from my husband, and I  lave thought it best to send it on to you  at once.      i Yours truly,  "FANNY WHARLES."  -The enclosure, which was in a man's  hand, was as follows: >  ' "Dear Fanny���Our suspicions were well  founded. Lottie is alive, and insists on  going to Darwen Haigh., Let poor Lady  Darwen know; at once.1 Yours,  "FRANK."  A   f CHAPTER X.  ]$ornin had been pi epared for sonic  such shock as that contained in the letter, so she folded the paper calmly, put  it and tho enclosure into her pocket, and  was at the door of the sick-room before  the servant who had biought the note  was out of sight.  "Martin," she called in a low voice,  t from the-toncs of  which no one could  have detected the, agitation from which  she was suflermg, "who brought this letter T"  "Mrs. Wharles herself, my lady."  "Is she gone?" ' '  "Yes, my lady, she didn't wait." *  "Send someone after her; ask her to  come back and speak to me.   And then  you will take my place by Sir Astley till  I come back."     ���>    " i <  '.Martin  ran  downstairs,  and Norma,  unwilling to return to Astley to answer  questions, remained outside the sick-room  door -tillx she heard by the sounds below  that the doctoi's wife had entered the  hall and been shown into the drawing-  room. -        ,  -    Then Martin came up, and Norma, outwardly  calm but''inwardly agitated as  she had never been, before, went' dowjj  .,.   wi��i�� �����*������    ���        ; ,_ -        - ,  "He'll be the best judge ��f that," said  Norma quietly. '     ,, '  ' Hie doctor's wife lookod at her, and  after a pause, spoke in a much gentler  tone i  "You mustn't be surprised at my tak  big my sister's pait," she said, "especially as I was always very fond of Lottie,  and proud of her. But I have every wish  to make things as pleasant as we can foi  you too. Of course all this business has  nothing to do with you, and it's very  hard that you should be mixed up in it."  Norma bowed her head without speaking  Mrs  Wharlcs wentf on:  And I quite see tint''Lottie has be-  'haved foolishly, wickedly But she was  frightened .when she heaid of the proceedings against hei, and took this mad  ,way out of tihe difhculty "     "���  "/Who helped hei ?" asked Norma^ suddenly. -, ,  "Oh, I don't know.   tOur old servant,  I think.   I knoxv my mother and my oth-  *cr sisterSveie away: ,Lliey,"avDuld novcr  have allowed her  to  do   such' a *wild  thing."    _                 ,          '    .   "    '  ''"Wellj'-it will all have to be very closely enquired into," said Norma with Me-  cisaon.  "Of course. v Only unluckily for you,"  said Mrs. Wharles, hei tone becoming  lather aggiessive again, '"nothing that  they may find out about hei deceit can  alter the fact that she's Sir Astley's wife,  and you a*o not." ��� -  Norma was stung to the quick. She  daied not answer. Mis. Whailes went  o*n:    v  "You'll excuse my speaking plainly,  won't you' 1 always think it's best  Now pool Lottie is souv ancl ashamed  of heisclf, and most an\iou-> to ictum to  hei husband and explain tilings."  "I can quite undeialand that," said  Norma fugidly. ,>  A suddcn^Uuminnting flash of intclli  gence showed hei a possible leason foi  the action taken by the uoctoi and Ins  wife. She conceived Unit tips Lottie,  xvhcthei innocent of the cliaiges brought  against hei or not,chnd giown tned of  her 'husband, whose slemlci allowance  had not been sufficient to piovide hei  xxith any gieat amount of luxuiy, and  had deteimined, when deceiving him bx  hci pi clouded clerth, to (lisappeai lion>  his sight foi ever.  Ancl Noima thought it piobable that  it was lc->s by the wi-,li ol the- woman  hoiselt than by that ot hei giccdy auu  imbitious lelativcs that jIip noxv pio  posed to come to lite again, and, with  th�� help and connivance of these same  iclations, make it impossible foi A-tlc\  'o piove his chaigcs Tgainst hci, and sn  settle heisclf upon hTni agun now that  he was in a bnlliant position  For if, she aigucd to herself, the wife  had really been fls unsciupulous and a-  gippdy as hei  sistci  evidently was, slu  xioulcl  not  have   been   so  k>tiling  ant  'iiodcst on  the occasion of her appcn  nice at  O.vfoid.    Foi   tint the woniii  who had   followed  Asllcv  and    hcrsel,  xioulcl piove to have been the unfoitu  uato Lottie she could scaicely doubl anv  longer.  Mrs Whailes sighed. "-  "You could scaicely evpoot her to go  on living in   tihe most  pinched  circuiii  stances, while you ancl hci oxvn husband   ��  "Mrs. Wharlcs, you must not spcal  like that to me," lntcuupted Norma  w ith unexpected file and dignity. "Who  ever may be toi blame m this mattei, it  is neither Sir Astley noi f and von will  be good enough to avoid making use of  expressions which convey an implied in  quit "  ~�� ..--^ omiicase ana across the cold,  baro hall to that gloomy apartment of  stato which betrayed, as no other room  in the big house did, how long it had  been without feminine! occupation.  A footman was lighting the heavy old-  fashioned glass chandclici which hung  from the middle of the lofty painted ceiling. The lighting up shoxved yellowish-  white and gold walls, with some tarnished gilding; rows of chairs placed  atiffiy against the sides of the room, interspersed with sofas and couches, all  ���wat'hpil alike in washed-out' brown hol-  ed each other in endless weird 4ep  Anfl"coverings; taTi passes whit^,.  ' !   Mv^\o/S\%  glimmering gas-lights and spectral hci'   *1  land furniture; tables xvhich held^notV   '  ing; a brown holland liaip; a brown l\o\  "  land piano. '       ., \  In the middle of tho floor stood a tall - "n!3j  woman  in  black, whom  Norma  rocog-,   '7*  nized, as she had been pointed out to her ,,,  by Astley at the station.   A cold-look- \ ��  Ing face, with aquiline features and hard ,  black eyes, a languid and ailected man- <���   *"  ner; these were her most sti iking attri-   ���*  butes, and Norma was not surpused at ������   '  Astley's prejudice against her. '" ���  ,"Mrs. Wharles?" A  '      .'  -    The doctor's wife put out a limp hand, ���*  with her elbow raised veiy high.        ���*  "Yes." -.,#S'-  Theie was a moment's pause, as Nor-   *?  ���ma invited the visitor to be seated; but -  the footman, having by   that time finished his  task of lighting up,; left  the  iroom,  and the   two  ladies  faced  each   '  otiher on the sofa. > i        i  "I thought," began Mrs. Wharles, in*  a mincing -tone, "that I had better ;lose '  no time.   So I didn't even have the,car-A  riage ordered round.   1 came myself on v\  foot at once." *��� i ,      ���.      ,<���.'  "It was very kind of you," said Nor- -  ina with a little coldness    The woman's v  air  of  mingled  patronage  and aflected  languor was intolerable _,  "Of course it is veiy dreadful for you, "  and iny husband and I both feel for you A t  sinccielj'.  But at the same time''there is'-'  my sister to be consideied, and of co'urse;   I  she has ex'ciy light to be lecognized as'  Lady   Darwen,"   went  on   the "doctor's *(  wife, serenely.     ' > [      *  Tins vvas rather,too much, and Norma','.  who saw that Mrs. Wharlcs intended to i' },  piesume upon her own mild manners and', t  quiet tone, began "to peiceive that she1 ^  must assei t herself a little.'/ She laughed  ~kf  duly.        -   " i '    ^ >   a   r<  * "A woman who has laid a cunning glot |  to deceive her husband by^pretending to " '  be dead may find it> rather difficult to >, J  justify herself," she suggested. "Espe- * ^  cially when she is more than suspected /i,  1 of 'having deceived him in Other ways." '-* T  Mrs.   Wharles   teddencd  slightly  and _��;  became a tnfle less off-hand in manner.".^  "Lottie was always a wild creature,"   ''  said she, "and not like other people. That; I  was one of her charms " ���>  "I'm afiaid Sir Astley is hardly likely    -  to appreciate'' these particular instances   -  of ir!" '      ���  "       >      - "   ,i   ..  "You are prejudiced, very naturally,"  said.Mis vWhailes with vivacity.     ,    -  "I daie say I am    Sn Astley happens    .  to be piejud"iccd m the s-imc way." '       '  "But he won't be able"to divoicc.her,"  said Mis Whailes, quickly recovering her   ~  self-conlulciiec.   "Til it I'm convinced of."  ' ' (To be Continued.)       , t     i,  Humor of the Hour.  ���*-i  Caller���Isn't this your sister's blrtli-  'day ? t   ��   ' ~    { - *       ���     ���<-  ��� '  Little Bessie���Ycth, thir;    but   yoit'��  muthn't alhk me    now    old    she ith,'"s-  cauthe I protnithcd not to tell.���Smart -  Set.' ,  Madge���He stole a* kiss from ine. "  . Mabel���Well, that was only petit  larceny.   < {     * >    ^       _  *  <  Madge���It wasn't ��� it was grand���*  hensions which some people have expressed concerning this country's tu-  Town and Country.    ,  She���This book says that there are  20,000 muscles in an elephant's  trunk.  He���Then it must have been packed by a woman. ��� Detroit Free  Press. .,'  Visitor���Then you    arc innocent of  the buiglaiy for which you were con-  * demned ? r       (  Piisohcr���Sure ' Why, say, mister,  dat very night I was ciackin' a cub  at least ten blocks away I���Chicago  Daily News.   ��� ".     "      \  A Difference. * -  Tcnchei���Yes, my  ciiiidicn, lcmember  thcic is no human loxe equal to a motV  ci's   love       Little   Gul���Women's   love1  then   childrens   bettei   tlran ~ then   husA  bands, don't I hey'   "Veiy often."   "Yes, ^  indeed, teacher.   Whemva gets the hie-'  coughs mamma gets sony ancl tiiC3 to  cuip 'cm, but   w'hcii'papa gets  the hiccoughs she gels mad '  To cur�� itching- and/  disfiguring- skin diseases.  But  DR. -ACHEW'S GINTMT  CURES  no matter what other or how many  other applications have failed.  ' Madam used it and got well, and  she keeps it for her friends and her  children, having" learned it is a  neverfail in the treatment of piles,  and in tetter, salt rheum, ringworm,  eczema, barber's itch, and all skin  eruptions.    Price, 35c.  The Sisters at St. Joseph's Infant Home, South Troy, N.Y., state,:  "Many children come to our  home covered with eczema. We  would like to buy your ointment by  the pound."  Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills  are the most effective pills���while  milder in action," more quickly setting free the digestive canal. A,40  doses, 10c. 8  v'-av '.../.���������������. . ������. m h'"  rwfc  Br"  ZSBSnjgux.7uin^.  i   '���>  '   i,    '  1                                 ���     r  i  A TUN',  i  t  c,  (  SATURDAY.  '" MAY  1  1  i  -=3,  IflOJ.  1                                                    -u_  1  V  the Atlin Claim.  i Published   every   Saturday  morning   bv  This At&in Claim Punr.isHisa Co.  A. C. HiiisciifkijI), Piioi'mr.TOii.  1)   Todd Lees. Managinci Ennoit  Office of publication Peni'l St., Atlin, 15. C.  Advertising   Kutes:   $1.00   per inch, each  lnsmtion.   Rending notices, 25   cents a line.  Special Contract Kotos on application.  Tiie subscription price is S>!> u jeur paj-  ablo in ndx unco. No p ipor xvill lie delivered  unless this condition is complied v, itli.  Saturday, May 23RD,  1903.  We brieflj' touched 'upon the  - strike situation last week - in this  column, but we were not then fully  informed1' as' to the particulars  of the demands ot the strikers or  the conditions in some instances  governhig.their employment.  Owing.to the extreme shortness  of the working season���six months  at the best���the disastrous effect of  this en forced stoppage of development cannot well be estimated. ' It  entails a loss alike to employer and  employee, and iu the interests of  both it cannot be settled too soon.  We will not comment on the justness or,unjustness of the strikers'  demands: future circumstances will  answer that phase of the question,  and there may be something to be  said on both sides.  In our opinion, there is one feature of the present disagreement  which we cannot condone, and  that is the" foreign interference,,"  to which we referred last week.  It seems to be the policy of some  men in this community to pay more  attention to the affairs of others  than to'their own, and in the present conflict ^tbc.strike can "be tiaced  to men who are neither miners nor  laborers, but who, the "more the  worker gets,' the more can they get  out of him. If the miners and  workers of the district would rely  upon their own intelligence and not  allow themselves to be led by these  "parasites" upon society, the development of the district would go  on without a hitch.  With the close of this season it  was expected that it would be demonstrated, beyond all doubt that  Atlin was a "high grade" camp,  but as long as it was in a stage of  prospection, it would be unreasonable to expect other than the minimum wage ; after, the value of  ground has been fully proved and  operators see a chance of interest  on their investment, then, and not  till then, should labor look for a  maximum wage.   .  The adage, '.' If you play with  fire, you are liable to get burned,"  can be turned appropriately to the  present difficulty. Much as we dislike to think of such a contingency,  the first thing we know, ��� Atlin  will be an Oriental labor camp.  It behoves the strikers to go slow;  there may be dangers ahead they  wot not of.  If it be true that the men are willing to accept $3 and h'oard for a  lo-hour day, but the operators refuse to accede, we are of the opinion that men not worth that figure  are not worth having at any price,  and that in the interest of capital  and the district the operators are  making a very grave mistake; a  compromise of some kind might  surely be come to.  ONE INTERESTED  A Correspondent Takes The  ��� Claim to Task.  1  He Tries to Show Justifleat on For  ft  Jumping- the Atlin Lake Com-  ,   pany's Property on Birch.  ��� The following lettei, re affairs on  Birch creek, was , ieceived\loo lale  for last week's issue, bin as the  subject is a live one'still, w4, print  Mr., Andeison's letter with gieat  pleasure: ���  Sir :���I am  surprised  tolsee the  lax   way   in   which the  flicts are  ,of May  Dver the  lei., on  1  handled  iu  your ediloria  Qth re individual  locatois  Atlin Lake Mining,Co.,  Birch Cieek.  . I beg to state that, in my opinion,  if the Company in question had  kept up the titles at'd agreements  Ihere'would be no grounds lor complaint. r \ <  In the first place, they'gave bills  of sale to certain claims on ,the  Vancouver lease which were ��� not  looked on as good title, when'registered. This being the case, the  whole creek is subject to the same  condition. Not a stealing proposition as the Editor  would  have it,  I '  but a freeze-out game on the Company's 'part, when theytired the  owners out by asking extensions  on their options from year to year  until the small holder got disgusted  and left the country.  .     /   -  "/  I.would1 be wary in ^afejSet-iiig  my case to a tribunal like the (Atlin' Claim, but am willing atlany  time to leave my case in the hands  of the Court.  I would like to know, in the  opinion of the Atlin Claim,, vhat  penalty it would place on the Company if it were shown in the Court  of Justice that it held good ground  on Birch creek on options waich  have run out since 1900?       j  Thanking you for"your valuable  space,���I am, etc.,  P. G. Anderson.  Atlin, B.C., May 14th, 1903/  [Mr. Anderson evidently- overlooks the fact that before anv s'tate-  ment, regarding the rights of parties, finds room in these columnis,  more particularly editorially, we  take every precaution to satisfy  ourselves that our line of argument  is and can be backed up by "facts,"  and in the present instance, with  all deference to our correspondent's  views, we see no cause to change  the opinion stated in our editorial  but,  Atlin,  Nugget ^and J�� rape Rings,  And All\KmoV:,of Jewellery Manufactured - on the Premises.  fP$T*    Why send otu when you can get goods as'cheap here ? ,. <  Watches Front $5 up.   Fine Line of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss :Watehmakers. ,  J'THE    KQOTENA'H' HOTEL.  i  Cor,  George'E. Hayes, Proprietor  First and Trainor Streets.  SI.'  a  a  a'  This Kii-ut Cluss Hotel litis been remodeled und   efuriiished throughout  ,   and offer,, the bout aeconimodutlou to Transient or Permanent  ' Gnosti.���American and fciii'openn plan. ,       .    v  Finest Wines, Liuuors and{Oigars.   '  ,        Billiards-' and   E?bol.  1 '[  1  THE   GOL,D    HO USE,  1 D'SCOVERY,   B. cl  Comfortably Furnished Rooms���By1 the Day, Week or Month.  ��� 1 (i  The Best of Liquois aud Cigars a'ways in Stock. ��� Fine stable in con  r nation with the House. s  AMERICAN; AND   EUROPEAN    PLAN. *  J. P.,Rose, Manager.  THE    WHITE    PASS , &    YUKON  ROUTE, r  , ^, ��������  (  Passenger and Expiess Service,   Daily'' (except Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White .Horse and Intermediate ���  points, making close connections with our own steamers at White Horse '  for Dawson and-Yukon points, and  at Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday *  aud Friday; Returning, leave Atliivever.y Monday and Thursday.  Telegraph Sei vice*tq Skagway.'   Express  matter  will . be. received ���  for shipment to and from all pointsoin Canada and the United States.,   ;  For information relative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or Express  i< Rates apply to any Agent of the Company or to  ,       J. F. Lee, Traffic Manager, Skagway.  Pine tree fiotd  DISCOVERY, B.;C.  Finest of liquors. "' Good stabling.  Ed. Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. H. FORD       Prop.  Noxv occupy their noxv quarters next      .  to tho Bank of B. N. A... First Street.  Tho bath rooms are equally as good as found  in cities.   Private Entrance for ladies.  Q. E. Hayes.  J. 6. Cohkklc.  Hugget fivtel  j'" v   Discovery.  '  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  > CONNECTION.^  Headquarters for Brook's stage.    <  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL   PAID   UP   $8,000,000.  Reserve, $2,500,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie,  San Franelseo,  i Portland,  * Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points.  Gold Dust Purchased-  -Assay Office in Connection.  D.' ROSS, Manager.  columns of 9th and 16th insts,  rather, "even  more emphatic reason  to further substantiate it.  If Mr. Anderson will recollect.  in the issue he refers to, we excepted "750 or 1000 feet " from'the  charge of "jumping," within'this  area Mr. Anderson staked, recorded  and obtained a lay-over for the  "Fly." in the name of his wife.  The validity of this claim is fully  .attested to by the issuance of a layover. The refusal of lay-overs to  other stakers is proof enough that  the Gold Cemmissioner was not  satisfied   with   the   legality of the,  THE ROYAL HOTEL  E.  ROSSELLI,  Proprietor.  ���   Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  ��e�� '������  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  f  -*������-  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  Hydraulic   Mining;  inery.  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC   RIVETED  Pumping [&   Hoisting   Machinery*  PIPE.  Estimates furnished on application        -  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C.  A. C. HirschfeH, Agent, Atlin, B. C.  e'WM  '1?J  m  Ml  W  IS.  M  W  ml  1  1  m  w  :ll  I  M  ��l  m  ���foi  ll  #  mi  M  lil'l  ml  1r ^ 1  \  x^^iuaM^��jr��iJ.Vl&TiJLi  ���;SK3��U3a-.3U^��^^  JflglSiiEWiBB^BUiSBSSinmii^^ I'  i*  ''fc'^v; ,  '#:  "*4  -_.  "-. >  .    Uw -  '  '     (  ATLIN,  S. C,  SATURDAY, MAY 23,  igo3  Wc can girf' Yo" fe Good'Value ior, your cash as- Qroceriesi 'Provisions, etc*  V.        ''any House m Town. ���'. , '   * >    4 ���   0 , , ��     ,   ��� '. a  .     ��, ^  ���   .�����*.�����   ^ -��� <     Criant   Powder  on   hand.,;-'1    '���  7>y   as  ��  /#   and 'see.  in.  their  unclaimed     by  1 ^      ,  staking'or of the issuance of the  records for these locations.        '   I  Our j correspondent's assertion  that the Company is playing 'a  ������" freeze-out game" is not warranted by"facts. It may be news'to him  to know that there is money in tiie  bank now deposited,to the credit of  original claim '' owners on  agreements, and  them, while the company's solicit  ation for extentions 011 others of  these agieements looks anything  but a "freeze-out.    x" '   "   j ,  As to our> opinion on the Company's holding ground on options;  we are informed that all ground  held is held by bills of sale, and'if  the estimable virtue of/' patience"  is exercised by the grantors "of such  bills of sale���where any payments  are due���they will find that the  company intends to fulfil its obligations to the letter,,���Ei>.]  Subscribe for the Atlin Claim  and get your friends to subscribe. :  G. F>. I\L Co.,  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS���  The following Sailings  are  an-v  nounced for   the mouth   of May,  leaving Skagway at.6 p.m., or on  arrival of the train :, *  Princess May, May, 7, \��&.��2ZX  For~furthTf~ in formation" apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  ���   Skagway. Alaska.  NOTICE.  T^TOTICB is hereby given that ;i daj s after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to lease 10 acres of land for brick-mak-  inp; purposes, in the Atlin Lake Mining: District, situated as follows: .    - ���'  Commencing at a post planted about one  half mile east of Atlin townsite and marked  "Thomas Kirklnnd's SW corner post,"  thonce east 12 chains, thence north 10 chains,  thence \\ est 12 chains, thence south lOJchains  to point of commencement, containing 10  aores moro or less. Thomas Kirkland.  Atlin, B.C., April 28th, 19C3  NOTICE.  XJOTICF IB hereby eriven that 30 days after  A^ dote I'intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to lease that certain parcel of land  situate in the Atlin Lake Mining' Division for  the purpose of cutting crass and for pasture, described ob follows :  Commencing at an initial post planted  about % of a mile N. E. of the Town of Atlin,  and running South JOchahiB to post No, 2;  thence East 40 chains to Post No. 3; thence  North 40 chains to post No. 4 and thence 40  chains to point of commencement, containing 160 acres more or less. * ,  Robert Griorson.  Atlin, B.C., April 26th, 1903. '    my!6-4t  Certificate  of Registration of an  .    Extra-Provincial Company.  " COMl'AMLS Aor, 1807,"  t HEREBY/ CERTIFY thut �� have tins  ���'���' day registered "The' North Columbia  Gold Mining Conipanj " us an K\tin-Pio-  vincinl t'onipiuij umioi the " Companies'  Act, 18(I7," to currj out or ellect nil or an} of  the object* hoioiimfcer hot foith to which  tho legislative autlioi Itj of tlio'Legislutuiu  of Hi itish Columhui extends. i  The lluud Ollico of the Company ih situate  at [(in on, iu tho count}'of Bcndlo, Stato of  South Dultotu .  Tho amount of the capital of the compunj  la five hundred th<jiihiuul dollars, divided  into five hiuidioil thousand shines of'one  dollar each: '        <  Tho head oflioe of the company in this  Piovlnce Is situate in Atlin B.C., and Julius  M. Ruft'iioi', ��liow uddross Ih "Atlin, B.C. is  tiie attorney for tho coin pain. *  Tho tlmo of tho existence of the company  is 20 vears,  Give'! under in\ Imnd'nnd seal of ollico at  Viotoiln, Pro\iueeof Bi itish'Columbia, this  15th duy of ^prll, one thousand nine hundred and thiou  ]v.s.] S. Y. WooraoN,  Itegistrai of Joint Stock Companies.  ma-2-4t  NOTICE.  "NJOT1CE is lieieby given thut application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly of tho Province of Buti&h Columbia at  its next Session for an'Act authorizing the  British American Diodging Company, Ltd.,  to divert and appropriate the 'waters of  Pino Creek, in the District of Atlm. in the  Piovinco  of  Bi itish  Columbia, nt a Point  abo\e Pine Ci eek, Falls about 300 feet, for  the puipose of geneinting electric power,  for the purpose of supplying the same to  the mines and dredging operations along  Pine Cieek and the neighborhood thereof,  and to chaige tolls therefor. >/  THE   BRITISH   AMERICAN   DREDGING  mh21-S  COMPANY   LIMITED.  COAL  PROSPECTING   LICENCES  T\TOTICE ls'liereby given that after" 80 dajs  from date, I intend to applj to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for n Licence to prospect for coal on the  follow ing described lands :  On tho north side of the Tahltan River,  about 16 miles from Telograph creek, commencing at u post planted about 4 miles  from the mouth of the river, marked "D. G.  Stew ait's S. W. corner," thence 80 chains  north; thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains  south; thence 80 chains west to point of com  mencement,   continuing 610 acres   more or  less. > ] D, It. Stewart,  .He-Located, March KUth, 19M. /  Ts^OTlCL is heioM given that itftei, 30 dujs  from date, I intend to nppb to the  Chief Commissioner of Lauds aud W'oiUs  for a Licence to prospect foi coul on'the  fol'owing desciibcil lands*       ^  On the noith and south sides of tho Tahltan i hor, commencing at a post muikcil "A.  K. McDonald's &/ L. coiner," thence 80  chains uoi til thi'ico 80 chains west: theuco  80 chnlns south ,| thence 80tthalns cast to  point of coinnijiitemciit, containing 610  acics, moio oi  lct.s. A'. K. MoDonald.  Ro-Loeatrd, Mureh Mth, 190.).   , ' .  | following described lauds ; ' <     t  On tho north side of tho* < Tahltan ri\pr���  commencing at u post imirkod "Miudocir  McKaj's N. W. coi nor post," thenceY3fl.  chains east, thence 80 chains south; titmice  80 chains weirt; thence 80 chainsjiioith tn>  point of commencement, contacting ' fit*  ucies, moie or less.' ' Mm doak,McKay.  Re-Located. March 30th, 1901.    ���  N  OT1CL is hei di}  given that after 30 dnjs  fiom date, 1  Intend ^to  apply   to   tho  Chief   CommisHioi.er of Lands aud j Works  foiva Licence to p;ospeot foi   coal   on    the  rti  ���^JO'IJCL Isheiobj gi%en that after M dayc  lio:n,dutc, I intend to nppl> to the  Chief ComuiiBaioner of 'Lands nud Work*  JToi.a Liceuco to prospect for coal on tha  following duscubed lauds:        '     f '  1 On the north mid south sides of the Tallin  tan nver, coiiinipiicing at u post marked  "J. A. Frusei's N. E corner," theuco 86  chains west, thence80 chains south;,theno*  80 chains enst^ thence 80 chains north t��  point of commencement, < containing 640  acies, more oi less.        , J. A. Fraser.  Re-Locnted, Mai eh 30th, 1903.v  : A' ' < 'V  I     ,    .   ^ , v '  vr    v   'A .. "  f <. J  UOUIS   SCHULZ,  Wholesale   ,and -*.'Retail-,   Butcher  *    FHST   STREET,,-ATLIN, ,B:   C.      '  i ,'  "i  ,i C.DOELKER, -  .    .'   1   FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .    .    .'  Fish,��   Game   in   season and   home   made   Sausage. *   ^  }' \ ' '' -'-',-  First Street,   Atlin.  ' *  :, ?  Uaucouvcr Genera! Store,  __���__���  Dealels in   Provisions,' Dry Goods,' Etc.;  A.   S.   Cross   &   Co.  Pioiteer BaRery and Kestaurann  ] "      i      SPECIALTIES IN , t  ' i   FANCY   CAKES   &   PASTRY. ��(    ^   ^  Fresh Brsad, Rye Bread, etc. l s v   '^  Chas. Myer,'Proprietor.  GoodJEooms to Rent���Bj the Day, Week oi Month at reasonable rates.       '   .  APPLICATIONS   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENCES.  A Meeting of the Board of Licence Commissioners for the "Atlin Licence District" will be held in the Court Housel Atlin, B. C. on Monday, June J5th, 1903, at tO  a.m., to consider the following Applications: *"  Name of Applicant.  Certificate of Improvements.  The YELLOW JACKET Mineral Claim,  situated on Pino, Crook, about one  mile east of Dlsoovery, in the AtHn  Lake Mining Division of Cassiar, B. C.  1SJOTICE is hereby Riven that I, Julius  ���^ M. Ruffnor, F.M.C., No. BS3359. Agent for  tho North Columbia Gold Mining: Co., F.M.C.,  No. B34111, intend 60 days from date hereof, to apply to the Minlntr Recorder for  a Certificate o*f Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grunt of the  above olalm.  And Fukthbh Take notice that action under Sootlon 37 must be commoncod before  tho issuanoo of such Certificate of Improvements.  Atlin, B, C, this 19th day of May, 1003.  roy23-G0d Julius M, Ruffner, Acent  W. A. Anderson   James Clark   James G. Cornell   Robert B. Dixou   George Findley   Andrew I^ouis Galarno  David Hastie   George E. Hayes.  Samuel Johnston.  Frank Joyce    John Kirkland   Daniel McDonald .  A. R. McDonald ..  E. P. Queen   Joe P. Rose   John Roxborough.  E. Rosselli    Edward Sands ....  Thomas Tugwell.  i  Description of Lioence.  Renewal of Hotel  ���n      r'''  Transfer, /  Renewal'of Hotel  Transfer,  -Renewal of Hotel  Locality of Premises Sought to be Licenced,  Balmoral Hotel, Discovery, B.C,  Half-Way House, Atlin, B.C.  Nugget Hotel, Discovery.  Russell Hotel, Pearl Street, Atliu.  Dawson Hotel, Taku, B.C. <,  B. C. Hotel, Discovery.       f'  Grand Hotel, corner First and Discovery streets, Atlin.  KoDtenay Hotel, corner First aud  Trainor streets, Atlin.  Vancouver Hotel, First St., Atlin.  Summit Hotel, White Pass Summit, B.C.  Kirkland Hotel, First St., Atliu.  Arctic Hotel, Lake Bennett, B.C.  Royal Hotel, Discovery.  Leland Hotel, Pearl street, Atlin.  Gold House, Discovery.  Surprise Lake Hotel, Surprise Lake  B.C.  Royal Hotel, First street, Atlin.  Pine Tree Hotel, Discovery.  Log Cabin Hotel, Log Cabin, B.C.  ���9��B  Atlin, B. C, May 19th, 1903,  ;  I  Ml  $1  ��� s  a  Walter Owen, Chief Licence Inspector.  m  ��***jivTWT*irfwrtQ*'ft"*  &  J  w ����in-j?5| r.w ���tiwwiwwtiiaifr t&ffirim tfi^rjiw^ps  A 1 ��, l+i**-r ���r^w,-".*..���. w-qj  T'*TT  The Breakfast Food r��iu.  ��  IV, !  1 l  i i-  V v  J)iseussir,gL &h* breakfast -Joed fad, a  (writer in an Tlnglish exchange says:  j Since I began U> writo this ar-  iticle I have invented a new food, or,  miner, the name of one, Which is the  |pnly important thing. Of course you  pmst understand 'that I would; use about  one part of, sawdust to a thousand of  ordinary nutritious substance. Now observe how it is advertised, and agree  With me that the ga/ine is really'one of  tho imagination.l Indeed, in the break-  'tfost 'food craze I see the one patli to for-  |tuno left open to the craftsman of pure  'letteis. '  i First, I would take large plain spaces  '��f' newspaper and hoarding with the  {words "VVatoli this space 'for tho new  Breakfast Food" piinted in a lipid of  White. Stage number one: the imagina-  (, 'tion is awakened.  i Second, I would, retaining the same  Bpoccs, substituto for the printed words  u. bold picture of a glowing oak tree.  (Stago number two: curiosity is eveiledr  Third, I would Like away my oak tree,  ���and in typo of simple boldness announce:  - ."' i  PILGRIM  OAKS.  That's All.'     .  I' i  t)1<  tv-  i  I' i  .(*  l\'.  'And this completes stage number three,  which would set all the world of break-  Ifast-food eateis <ogog. -w"  But the serious affair of fortune would  jbe 'tho fourth stage. I should stand or  [fall by that. Here it is, only you are to  suppose it bursting on the world in half-  Ipago displayed advertisements in every  'Aa&y newspaper: <��� '  ABOUT OAKS. " *"'".  English Oak is strength and sub-  - 'tbance. It is stouter and lasts longer  'than any other wood.   There is more  ���trength in an Oak than in an Ox  ior  an   Oat.    Then  why  not  BAT  i   {&AKST  YOUR BREAKFAST does not satisfy you. Why? Because your day's"  work is built on your, breakfast, and  jjou cannot safely build on sand���  you must use timber. All Breakfast  , Foods except -ours are like sand;  they support energy for an hour or  two and then Sink Away, leaving a  sudden vacancy and weakness. But  Oaken timber does not sink, and we  fhavo invented a new Food that has  all the supporting stiength of the  stoutest timber. Try it. It will  support you.  PILGRIM OAKS  ���'   as a pure  bieakfast food, prepared,  under medical supervision, fiom the  hearts of sound English foi est oaks,  cut with silver saws.  [In breakfast logs, ready to serve?, 2s Od  per dozen.   ���  In faggots for children ard invalids, Is Oil  per dorcn. ' '  \ No Cooking, No Milk, No Condiment*  JUST  OAKS. 4  "A log or faggot of Pilgrim O.iks, witn  a teaspoonful oE clear ppnng vtatci.  makes a delicious bieakfast."��� btclho  .scope." '       '  iim mis assigned oy members oi  the Royal Academy, and arranged in  ascending values of beauty, a, l>, c, d,  c���c representing aveiage.       <  (c) Women compelled by law to  wear the uniform of the class corresponding to their own; thus, women  of class A (beautiful) to wear uniforms of class a (unbecoming), whilo  women of class E (plain) to wear  .uniforms of class e (highly becoming).���"Punch."  Curious Bits of News.,  Professor D. J. Cunningham, F.lt.S, ��  n. discourse on giants ait tihe Royal Dub  lin Society, said tha-t though a distin  guished French Acadcmiciaai reckoned  that Adam was 123 feet in height, and  Eve 118 feet, and tlhough in mediaeval  times tlherc was a general opinion that a  giant was a pci-son about nine foot high,  he did not consider there was any conclusive evidence to show that tho human  stature had ever exceeded eight feet,  ... p.   .yrtt. ,<���     .   J      .  .w.ta.'jife.Mr.uiij;:  , .tiffin .v/asp-its.  'lf  ~���T~  A careful perusal/ a-" the nenltl1 5��'ur-  boJs and text-booky /ring published, with  t, study of lecturosViveii throughout the  eountry, and a courfjjr'of hygienic treatment under various'popular methods, has  resulted in the following eclectic system  to preserve your health, it is free for all.  Anybody with the usual number of  bones, surrounded by the average amount  of-tissue, and having,a nervous system  capable of standing the strain, may en-  Joy its benefits. t  The be. 'ity of our system is that it  takes only about ten hours i' day. ,By  business men who aio obliged to support  whole families, and who may have tried  other systems, this v,ill be duly appreciated.  You must rise at four o'clock in the  morning and take a sea-bath. For this  purpose salt watei should be used, and  it should be taken from the sea. A pipe  cm be laid idirectly, fiom the nearest  ocean right into vour bath-tub.   It may  MIND VS MATTER  M  A BUNCH OF JOKES.'  /   Statistics in tho "Lancet" show thai   ����fc * few thousands, but think of how  .  o""'"1-3 ���i���,i,f��� K.riiia    ni   much more you would have, to spend if  twins are as one ^ eighty Jirijs.    01 C0IiSult& a specialist!   A cold bath  tnnlcts  there  is  onJy   ono  instance /.n . ���! ,' ..i,. ,      ,     .  ���  3? which   Justified'a   claHm   on the   �� ^c^r^..a,l'flthe,.wat,e!;.^J?e  be    filled with  "iang's'"bounty)"  and quadruplets  art   warm the tub should  OS one to' 512,000; while Uhe chances ol   *���kf "�����   fA short pl.mge of from iif-  ��a vuvwi".-,"u"�� _���,n(.   +v,o   toon to twenty minutes will be all that  JXffi^lnT^^^*1-  ^uifed  d first.    This  can   be  in-  ��_�����     ���.?   ���,.:e.^'r,J *,(���*��������  ���!.��� creassd as you grow  stionger.. lmme-  ^ ./circulation   and   gradually loosen    any  Miss Maude Gonnc, who vras married   partlci08   of   superfluous   tissue".     Now,  the other day.,to Major McBnde, late oi, oftcr   drinking   a   glllon   of   hot   wa-  the Boer army, is the daughter of an Irish   tor   you   ^   rwuiyl for   your   break-  Protestant landlord, serving in the Eng-   *. _r * _.t.-.^     -i._..ul  .--i     ..c    <..���  lMi army, and was born m'Keiry m  I860. She is good-looking, and having  been presented ait the viceregal court,  she reigned as a beauty in Dublin sooietj  for some time. When her father died  some yean* ago she identified herself  with the extreme section of tho Irish party, and has been a keen ayit.it or cvei  sinoe. Her younger sister, who is cquallj  handsome, ���** married to Colonel 1'iichei,  who distinguished himself in Uic win  Major McBnde, though a mombei of the  Clan-na-Gael, is an Ulsterman.  Before the Cambridge 'Philosophical  Society in England, recently, Piofcsso.  llidgeway produced evidence, histoiica,  and scientinc, to prove that the Barbarj  horse, from which all'the fine hoiacs ol  the world have sprung, was derived cith  er from the zebra of North-ea^'t Afnai  or, moie likely, from some very closclj  allied species now extinct. North Africa, Uhorcfoic, and not Arabia, is the  original home of the thoioughbicd. Mou  than 000^ cars before Chriat King Solo  I  A -<  j Suggestions for a Sbort Spring Course  1 -of Lectutes.     ---  (To be deiivcicd betoic any audience of  '       sufficiently  ad\aneed  Socialistic  , views)  Lcctuio I.���Shake^pcaic  as  the  Tiuo  i   , tioeialist should  see him.  i Synopsis of Lcctuie.  1. Fundamental Maxim of Society���  -"AH Men aie, or ought to be, born  . equal "  2. Fust   commandment  of   the  Social  Dialogue:   ''Thou  shalt  not excel  thy  'fellows."    He who' violalcs this law an  i enemy to the commonwealth and a bleaker of the Social Bond.  3. The .pio-ctninence of Shake^pcaie  .plainly established by cxiitcncc of such  work-, as "llamlcl," "'.Macbeth," etc, etc  '   4. The geneially accepted estimate   of  Shakespeaie a mistaken one, and found-  ���   cd on a false conception of nicnt.  5. Shakcspcoie in his tine light as the  Aich-"Uut-Toppei," and enemy of the  community.  0. Ki-ial veiclicb upon Shakcspcaic^���  Anathema Jl.u.uu I ha  Lcctuio II.���YTouUwoi (h and hii Woik  as the outcont" of a Cij mg l'iju-.tice.  S^ nopaW.  1. The natural b-aiuips of flie Lako  Uistiict Ihe chief inspiration ol Woida-  woith      Piobahlc   .most   of  In-,   poelio  ���development had hi-, s'liiounding? bee.i  those of tho Black Countiy.  2. The ineqiin'.itj in the beanl y of natural suuoundi'igj a glaring injustice.  ���3. Sr.gg.-T1 cd isnirch:  (a) Total niunbT of mUui il bcau-  -'   ties of Liii,'l.i7.d coup led an.l clarified;    thus,   uimibei   oi   luoiintnius,  mini her oi  lakes, ot  decs, of meadows,  and  so   on,  .isici taint d.  (b) Aveiage number of natural  beauties as ,i,>poi turned fo each  square milo .isccrt.iined, eg., one  hill, ono lake, forty ticcs, onc-fouilih  of an a<!if inoatlow-l.ind, and so on.  (c) Funds supplied from linpoiial  Tie.isury to cany out tiiinsfcronce  of natuial fcattucs from one pail of  England to another, tliu-, nial.iiig the  BCcncry for each squaic mile uui-  foim.  Mountains displaced by dynau-ite,  solid uuitlei conveyed by a nation-  n'li/cd railroad, ��atci by caaials and  pipes.  (d) Expense a drain on T.-canury,  but justice thereby done to all citizens in all parts of England.  Lfctiiie 111.���The Mauinge of King.Co-  phctna   and   (ho    Bi-g^ar-Maid    no  pleasing incident, but an act of  tho highest injustice.  Synopsis.���-I.    Beauty of Beggar-Maid  appaicntly the sole icason of King Co-  phetua's choice.  2. Plain or even <iquint-cycd beggar-  maid just as worthy of promotion to  ivnk of Queen, henco injustice of marriage.  a. Suggestions for removal of Inequality of beauty in Society.  (a)   All  women   to bo placed  by  Local Conrraissioncrs in five classes  .  of descending values of beauty, A, B,  O, T), E���C representing the average.  ..  V     (i ' All female dress to consist of  the Arabs never owned a good hoi so ur.  til they had become luastcis- of ivoict  Afnoa and the BiiTbaiy hordes, fion  whom ai-e sprung our own racng stock'  The first'woman in the world to o-\\ n  a private touring railroad car will be  Mrs. Isaac E. Emerson rof Bali-imorc.  M'ns. Emerson, imlike hor husb-.ml, ab-  hora yachting. Antl_ yet s-he hkas tu  travel. "As'a Uhnstmaa'gifl Captain Emerson proposed the touring car. The caj  will be one of the la i goat ever turned  out by tho Pullman Company. Muhog  any wll be the basis of tihe interior  woodwork, but the richest silk draperies;  and die softest and thickest of carpets  will almost conceal it. Bathrooms, with  every appliance, will be built. There will  be at least four stateiocms, a parlor  library, a dining-room and a kitchen.  The car will be furnished as a peraunenb  migratory house, with its own silver,  cut glujss, linen and upholsiteiy. ft will  be in. commission at all tunes, ��o Bliat it  oau be sfcaited at any hour of the day ;  or night that Mrs. Emorson elects Mrs  Emerson said that she contemplates a  nuiubor of "traveling house paitiej" a<!  soon aa the luxurious vehicle shall bo  completed, and that she and hci tucauki  "would sce'evciy toot of this counUj as  well an Canada and Mexico."  Quick Time.  fast, " which should \ consist of two  small capsules' of nutty nut and one  ounce of selected i'lniny ginin and .a  wine-glassful of pupaicd cicain, fiom  which the casein, alhinicn and fats 'havi  been withdrawn. Tin') should be followed  by a sun-bath undjr green, 'blue and  yellow glass, the'acttnic l-iys of the bum  being carefully removed. At ten bcgiii  your deep-breathing ,exciciso. 'L'o do  this successfully you must stand jn fronl  of a olieval glass. Ttaise the chc^i genl  ly but firmly to tho'/ceiling and Jet il  rest there for four or/five minutes; tlier  let it fall slowly but suiely to the flooi  Eveiy window in the room should, oi  course, be open, and, if 'possible, the rool  removed. This movement should _ be  rhythmic a.nd accompajiicd by a pionn  attachment, or else titf a bvss-clrum, a:  music helps the'inuscles to dilate. If all  elso fails, try a brass hand.  At noon you will be<jin to feel hungry,  but do not let this di=fmb you. llungci  is an abnoimal conchticn. You will  giadually get over tbic!. }'or dinner, lake  a "baked apple, from'^Irii-h the i>ulp lia=  been removed, and scrap' off the iiisidi"  of the skin. ��� This will'atloid tht aienta!  ezcitement necessary tcharmo'ii^e the  nervous system with ,the pneiimo-gas>tii(  nerve. With this take oie giain of mil  ty nut.    * '   !  v Aitcr dinnor rcst/anojher hoiu, -anc5  then begin the regular ^xereisc of ihe  day. The ordinary i/ietlicds of exerciso���  walking,, running," ndinjijhorse-b.iek, etc  ���are not in accoi?hinc.t>N\itli the Ixtest  soientiffe formulae 'CcLaW. they liave ��  tendency tormake, you 'fugct youisclf  This is fatal.' llemeinboi (hat each inns-  cits-is a sponge, and needsto be-contracted and expanded. LeaW the names of  all the nmscles of your body kii<1 contract-and exjiand them an alphabetical  'order, at the same time ecping tho full  'force of your mind on cvich muscle. Do  'this.until 3upperr which]should consist  jof a two-grain capsule otinutty nut anil  ;a pineh of grainy grain  Tho equipoise of tho jjind shmtld not  ���be neglected. Spend -our pvenings-  .therefore, in reading the lealth journals  'the Tvliole icTea being t think obouti  iyourself as much as posaule. B.^- rightly  adhering to this system, n a fev- weeks  iyou won't know yomicli���"Judse."  'Professor L'ountem fast   Gives ills Opinion  , un the Subject. ,  Professor Countemfast is a small man  with a large mentality. Hie wife is a  tall woman, who believes in the powef  of matter over mind. The professor had  been absorbed the whole evening in a  profound paper on the mental characteristics of people who were unhappilj  married. Suddenly looking up, he re  marked:    , ,  "My dear, are you aware of the faci  that a man's brain' weigns about thret  and a half pounds?" ',  "Humph! You've just read tha^  naven't you?"  "Br���er���why���er���oh! ,  yes;      certainly ,of course."   * <  ' "Well, that article says a woman'J  firain is not so heavy, eh?"  "Er���er���yes, it certainly doeis, but"���.  "And It also states that a woman'!  fcraln is of much finer quality, docsn'J  it?"  "Eer���er���well, yes; you are quit*  right, my dear."  "Now,  listen  to  me.    Just  concentrate     your   * tbree-and-a-half-pound  brain on that scuttle and figure out how  much it will weigh after you bring i(<  lull of coal from the cellar." < >  The professor meekly bowed his great  head, and, as he departed for the lower  regions in search of abstract informa*  tion, he murmured: ' -."  "The man who thinks that mind It  euperlor to matter is an illustrioiu  Idiot"  , The people who talk about "vulrM  trade" are usually' the ones vho naves  pay their bills.  "Whom do you consider the ureatent  hero in this town?" asked/a stranger,  "Oh, Ed Summers, of couroe."  "In^what does his heromm consist?"  "He jilted a girl who has two brothers, both prize-flghteis."       ��� "' ,  "They say Paderewski practiced x so  hard at,the 'piano during the,past six  months that he paralyzed two of hia  fingers." ^R"  "That's nothing. There's a girl living in the flat below us who paralyzes  everybody in the street when she practices."     ,  A Convincing P  sphet.  In discussing the .u'euriled pa^Tr^S"3  of the OanacLajL Do lUAbc i-,, who s-et  out through the sup ,' " o lind Jesus,"  the London "Spectator" jiya that tnis is  only another instance oi the l>*'gth to  which the credulous ViuV'i mir-a'ctui be  'el casd of 'wild  i iaoe ot jqual-  c.irncd. It gi\ei a pi^ai  behef among the Mui,ct��,  id sravagea kving in 'jirn.'o  One day, a yen oijiwi/ .>i<o, Wf-n '-p-  pcarod among them a -.Iilnit, r.:,!,-f"l hko  themselves, and jpnirentlj dtfittinj? in  no way from his fellcjvs.! Tel in r> sV.oit  time 'he was ahle to puke Hie member*  iim lh.'i.t v.V'.&s,  An unflattering but amusing pon-p;c-  tuio of '"Amciicans" iia he h.is Jo-md  them is given by a d^grunUed Frenehnun.  When we talk of France they always  say, "Oh, but you should see Aniciica!"  They leokon up thcii buildings by the  cub.c acre, and the gieatest aitLtic  beauty of an edifice is the number o,'  stones it has They take out tlisir  guide-book and study the exact r.icisurc-  monts and weight of stone. '"Oh," thej  say, "it is not at. big n3 Wahloif-Aitoii.v  or the White Hoiwc." And they are  happy. The "Ameiican" has only one  supmlative, exactly the same in aiLand  liioiaturo as in mdustiy. It is "higl!'c-,t!"'  The biggest picture, the biggest hook, the  biggest machine. I dare say they would  really like to have the biggest Monmehs  to eat the biggest dinners, for they have  the biggp->t   fi'ot    to    tovei     the  most  ground. Tbchighestido.il the"Ameucan" wnen LIll ���.,.,,.���������, ,���.������,���-..���,.���  can liungme is the bigge-it automatic \ . . rcaa"onnl,|c (o s p,,0TO that tho  machine, and he is always talking oE lfcl sllrviv01, scfc m)0n the f, l&o proplict and  end trying to invent it, jiidt as he is al- --'  ��� ���     "���-  isoas.-oni dimply  i-, ii doi-'itiw-tioa  of the tribe suucndorjto  their cattle aud oi lies po  on the strong-Lb ot li;  as to his powers.        \  Ho asseitod that hi pOiihl coin>r Of  devout disciples tho pu.vlr oE I'yir-;;. No  one asked linn to fly hi iselE; it -eemed  never to occur to thdii  of men climbed to the t  est   coeoanut-tices  in   t|i"c  vill-a;;e,   and  leaped into the air.  When they were foun  ������ays tiying to imitate a machine in bis  ivay of living. lie has an idea that mail  must push his brain to its maximum, of  work at the highest pi assure, only to  cieate machinery. To do this ho fills  hi-, head with cog-wheels, which ho sets  going at such a rate he can never stop  tliem, and they go on turning and turning, even when ho has no more  work to do. He goes off with such  a rattle that he cannot stop tha  machine until it breaks him down,  lie has given up real eating long  ago, and in ten minutes finishes oft a  meal it would take a Frenchman two  hours to get through, and as h!s teeth  aie bad he stops them all with gold. H��  has trained himself to work untfl patintf  is a nuisance, so he invents tabloulii and  <un carry a pound of beefsteak and a  loaf of bread in his waistcoat socket.  The only idea tho "Amoiican" lias of  ciwh/ation ii> a huge orche&tra where all  the world plays -fcbe tune while he wavea  the wand. The tune ^oes not matter if  the time is 'quick. . ,__  Yftt a number  pi oF tiie hig'.i-  Ono vray or Settling II*  The other evening as a muscular person was passing a house a lady whi  ,stood.at the gate called out to him:  "Sir, I appeal to you for protection!"  "What's the matter?" he asked, as hi  stopped, short.  "There's a man in the houso, and hi  ���won't go out' of doors though L havi  ordered him to."  "He won't ehT We'll see about that."  Thereupon the man gave the woman  hia coat to hold and sailed into'ths  house. He found a man at the suppei  table and took him by the neck and remarked: "Nice style of brute you aro,'  eh! Come out o' this or I'll breai  every bone in your body." -  - The man fought, and it was not till a  chair had been broken and ^hp tabl��  upset that he was hauled out of doom  by the legs and given a fling through  "Now, then,, you brass-faced old  tramp, you move on or 1*11 finish you."  "Tramp!    Tramp!" shouted the victim as he got up.   "I'm no tramp!    I ,  own this property   and   live   in   thii  house!"  "You do?"    - <    ^        ;      '  "Yes, that's my wife holding youi  coat" *  "Thunder!" whispered the musculaa  man as he gazed from one to the othci  and realized that it was the wife's  method of finishing a row she had been  Saving with her husband. And then h��  made a grab for his .coat and disap-(  Beared into the darlcaess.       ���-      _ _ _  '"    ST* Know the Ural Thins.  They had just got married and werfl  starting on their honejmoon. The p  bride had' got the man she loved, and  fche didn't care who saw her put hei  head on his shoulder. The bridegroom  had got a farm with his wife, and if h<  [wanted to squeeze her hand hard oi  feed her with sweets, whose business  .was it' A little old man sat opposiU  the couple, and he looked at them sa  often that the young husband finallj  explained: ' .  "We've just got married.  "I knowed it all the time," chuckled  the other. ���  "And we can't help it, you know.  "No, you can't; I'll be blowed ii  you can!" ...    .���  "I presume it all seems-very sillj ta  an old man like you?"  "Docs it' Does it?" cackled the old  fellow. "Well, I can tell you it doea  not then. I've been there three timca  over, and now I'm on my way to marrj  a fomth. Silly? Why, children, its  paradi^ ��� boiled down!"���London  'Answers. _ ,  ' AstnSlrlki>rh��  "What's the matter with that man?"  asked the clock "He doesn't ceem to  have . uythms to do but Yind,����� ";,,,  "No" replied the calendar, he isn I  working. He and Ins companions  struck some time asro."  "Huh!" Suppose I should stop woi �����-  fog every time I struck''"  "That's so, but I notice it freshens  nip up every time he takes a montl  off."���Philadelphia Pi ess.  Sympathizing Friend���Weren't yow  awfully, scared when you eaw that  the fellow took aim-at you with a gun?  Pawnbroker's Man���I was at , first,  until I recognized the weapon as one 1  had sold the day before. Then I sailed  in and knocked the stuffing out of him.  "Well, (Tompkins, how'did you como  out in the last race?" asked a man of  a friend. i    ��� ' \  "As nearly as I can figure it I camo  out about fifteen dollars to the good "  "Fifteen dollars?,   That's   not    UuL  (What horse did you back?"      ,  - "None.    I had about fifteen dollcia  .with me that I did not bet with,"        *  ro bo dead, it  the" soit!    On  d that the dead  killed him.    Nothing of  the contrary, he e\plaint  men had not  been   sufficiently  devout  and he found no difficulty  in inducing  others to follow their trample.  At last, after he had initiated oyer  twenty men into Ihe process of flying  from the tops of trees to the ground,  he was arrested thiough foreign agency  nntl tliTown into piison.1 But cvrn then  tho natives believed in him to s.ich an  extent that they resented any interfere  ence in the matter.       J  Explained.  Hostess���Of course the dinner is given  for Miss Purdy, but I ain't let you take  her in because you never will take the  trouble to be ngreeuhlo except for a  pretty woman.  Reggy Wcstend���Whom do I take in,  then?   , i ,--���;...,  Hostess���Mrs.  Fnirris.  Roggy Westcnd���Out she's uglier than  Miss Purdy.  Hostess���I know thut, but she's married and used to being neglected.  Ifijiitifjlnx: llmldiotl.  A gentleman was once being shows  over an idiot asylum, says Sir Wilfred  Lawson, in Answers lie asked an at-,  tendent how they knew .when an idiot  was considered to be piifflciently re-  stored to sanity to be dl&chaiged.  "Oh " said the attendant, "it is easily  managed. Wc take them Into a yard  where there are several troughs. W��  turn on the taps and then give the  idiots buckets to bale out the water and  empty the troughs. Many of them gc  on bailing away while the taps kees  running, hut them that'isnt idiots  stops the tap.".  No Politic. f��r Mary.  "It's all right, Maiy," he said, pleasantly.    "Go Into politics if you wan  to     But remember    one    thing���tnai  cartoonists '11 be after you as soon as  you're a candidate."  "I don't care."  "And they'll put your picture In tn��  paper with your hair out of curl and  your hat on crooked."  "Do you think they would do thaw  Bhe inquired apprehensively.  "Or course. And they'll make youi  Paris gowns look like calico, and saj  that your sealskin coat Is imitation.  "William," she said, after a thought,  ful pause; "I think I'll stay here ami  mako homo happy."���Tit-Bits.  The American tourist is so firmly  convinced 'that he is being cheated on  all sides during his European travels  that he occasionally oversteps tho  bounds of prudence.       J,-, ���  "What is the price' of this pint"  .asked a young'man in'a Paris shop,  .handling a small silver brooch of exquisite workmanship. '     A- ' '  "Twenty francs,' monsieur/' said tho  clerk. , .    i ' .  "That's altogether too'much," salcl  the young American. /'It's for a present to my sister; I'll give-you fivo  franc's for it"    .  "Zen it would be I zat gave ze present to your sister,".said the French-'  man, with a deprecatory shrug, "and I  do not knew ze young mademoiselle."  JlnlcB���Johnson wants to borrow $10  from me.   Is he good for that amount?  Blnks���Yes, with proper securities. '  Jinks���What would you suggest?  ,    Binks���A chain and padlock, a pair  of handcuffs and a dog.   That would be  enough, I think, to hold him.  Tn an article entitled "Humors of  Irish Banking," the Financial Times  tells the story .of a startling-telegram  received upon one occasion at the head'  office of a certain Irish bank from a  remote'- country branch. \The communication read? ,  ,"Rigret inform you I died thiG morning of pneumonia," and was "signed for  John Brown, manager, 'I homas Smith."  Evidently the prevailing idea in Mr.  Smith's mind when'he 'despatched the  iviro wn-5 -\t all-hsuranfc.to cnmDly with.  the regulations, and so he ,used the  -form "as laid down," and no doubt  congratulated himself upon being equal  ,io the emergency.  Of course, it was Mr. Brown, the  manager, who had the misfortune to  die of pneumonia.  The district manager of one of the  Welsh railway connections received an  application the other day from a man  requesting a return pass for himself to  Cardiff.  There was nothing about the letter to  indicate that the writer had any claim  for the privilege he requested, but the  lailway official thought perhaps the applicant was the repiescntative of a big  customer or had some connection with  the line, possibly as a local goods  agent.   So he wrote back:  "Please state explicitly on what ac-  emmt you request pais."  By return of post came this reply:  - "I've'got to go to C.-rdifC some way,  and don't want to wa'k."  ">     Eccentric Numbering.  Houses arc not n-imbeictl according to  then sequence in Jap.'ii, but .iccoiding  to the ordei of then election. , That i-i  to ofiy. >*o. 72 may adjoin Ko 1, with  No. 102 on the opposite aide. No. 2 ii  piobably a mile down -he sheet. Tho  <jty ot lokio is made up ot thirteen  hundred and Unity .-,iveet&, in winch aio  thice hum ed and eighteen tliousind  t hi eo hundi ed and t\\ wily houses.' These  houses aie divided up into fifteen.waids.  If a sticct passes Uiiomrli moie than ono  ward the nou&c>, int< minibeied accoicling to tbe wauls in winch they arc���that  is, a street passing M'itv.igli c,|x wauls  will possess six nuiiinei ones, it would  be like hunting for ... needle in a hay-  slack for a stianger to tiy to find a  number in Tokio, but a jimikisha driver  knows the position aud n'umlipi of almost  every one of the homes m Tokio. He is  able to do this by having made tlus  business the one biudy of his life.  <triK^ if. does not say Au Revoir.  Grymcs ��� You bet your life money  talks. Ukeidek���Wh.il, did it ever say to  you?    Grymcs���"Ta<_."  Tho Proper Treatment.  He���I think you might bo nicer ta  Bounderston than you aro. He's not a  bad sort, really, though he Is rather a  rough diamond.  She���Thaf'i just It, dear; I think h4  wants cuttlrg.���From Loudon Punch,  '.Everything In Coiiipiirmtlvc.  A young Chicago woman, returning  to hor mother with the odor of th��  cocktail on her breath, was duly ro  proved, and excused herself by saying:  "You ought to see Minnie; I left har  asleep under the tahlo." Everything 1��  relative in this world.���From the Chi.  cago Post.  "  Mm  llli  m  M  9  mi  RH  mm.  m  w  km  si  il  to  A,. I*"^  ^V^-^^w^Wjn*-^  r    tIFE'S LITTLE  IRONIES.  Scone���At an ai t exhibition.  He���Well, how ao you liko Brown's  picture ? , /'      u  Slie-That ono ? Why, I thought It was  fours I   Very bad. isn't it ?���Punch i    v  Candidate���I have found something  besides a candle that will answer that  old riddle, "The longer it'stands the  ���horter it grows."  Friend���What is it?      ' ��  Candidate���A candidate. The longer  he stands for office the shorter ho  grows financially.���Baltimore American.  The proprietor of the quick lunch  "cafe���Here, Stubby, git ready to tackle  ' dat feller dot's just comin' in."      *  '  The   waiter���De   one   in   tli'   shirl  fwaist?    .' !  The 'proprietor���Dat's the one. </ ,  <- The waiter���Say, he's bigger dan me.  The proprietor���Go/long. Don't you  ketch'on? IJve hired that feller by de  hour to come in here in his shirt waist  an' git thrown out and come back and  git thrown'out again, an' den sue ma  for $10,000, see? I ain't a-gola' to havs  dese high clasis grub*joints monopolizing all de 'free adveitisln'.���Cleveland  Plain Dealer. "*  "Here, youi" cried big Mrs. Cassidy,  "���throike or no sthroike, Oi'll not hov  re standin' 'round doin' nothin'."  "Well, oh,, well," meekly protested  little Cassidy, " 'tis the most onr'ason-  in' woman ye are. Last wake yc told  me if Oi didn't behave mescl' ye'd'  make me stand 'round, an' now that  Oi'm doin* it ye're- kiekin'."���Plula-  fklphia Press. J  ��  '  Consumer���See here! My family  was out of town all *last month, ex-  lept three days, ancl yet my gas bill  �� higher than for the month before 1  Clerk (severely)���Well, sir, do you  luppose we can keep track of the com-  pgs and goings of all our customers?  This office doesn't run a society department.���Kansas  City Journal.  I would not give    ,  A dollar bill  A millionaire  To be and fill     '  ~ My days with care  For wealth galore,  And work, and work, -  And work for more.  lA dollar bill  I'd rather be;   Then millionaires ���_. ,   Would work for me.  ���Chicago Tribune.  j   "George'" she sci earned.   "My neckl"  "What's the matter?" ,  "There's a pilleicatter���" ���  "A what'"        '  . * . ,  "A tappoklllcr���"  "What In the woild'do you mean'",  "Oh,     deal!"     sue   moaned,   as   sho  clutched   him     frantically f "A  i kitter-  paller!   You   know,   Geoige,   a   patter-  plller!"  "Oh!" said Geoige, with evident relief,  and he pioceeded to bi ush the Euturo  butterfly away.���Evclmnge . <  Kelly���"Who was it hit ye?"  Cassidy���"Shure, Ol, dunno! 'Twas  in a crowd!"  I Kelly���"Thin yo aro In luck' Now yo  won't havo to get llckud ag'in1 thrylng  to lick th" fellow thot hit yo."���Puck.  'An amusing storyis told, The New  J?ork Tribune says, of the Rev. H. S.  Thrall, one of the pioneers of Method-  am in Texas. In company with a  lumber of itinerants who were oi^their  way to conference, Dr. Thrall stopped  ,o spend the night with an old farmer.  it was the custom then to settle the  sill at night, so that they might rise  ibout 3 o'clock in the morning and  lide a good way before breakfast, and  ie by in the heat of the day. Dr.  Thrall, acting ras spokesman of the  party, said to the old farmer after  lupper: "We are a company of Meth-  adist preachers going to conference.  If you will get the family together we  will have prayers with you." After  prayers one by one settled his bill Dr.  Vhrall's turn came, and he asked for  lis bill. The old farmer replied:  "Well, pa'son, I charged the rest 25  :cnts; but bein' as you prayed for us  10 good, I won't charge you but 20  rents." The brethren had the laugh on  Dr. Thrall.  Feeding Sheep on Boots.  The results of   experiments   carried  out by the Royal Agricultural Society^  of England on feeding sheep on roots  have warranted the following conclusions:���  (1) That feeding sheep on a limited  supply of roots will not fatten them as  well or as quickly as giving them a  more liberal supply of 1 oots.  (2) That feeding sheep on the land  without any roots, and making up for  the deficiency by giving extra hay witli  treacle and watei, resulted in considci-  ablc financial loss.  (3) That feeding with gorse or furze,  in partial replacement of hay, led to the  production of good mutton, but showed  no advantage ovci hay so far as expense ivas concerned.  r Tfennam ,\V<,ollj W'uuiplor  "You aro Eugene Guy," "said the recorder to a Daaklownlte at yesterday's  police matinee.  "Dat's me, Jedgo Brlles," replied tho,  prisoner.    "  "And the witnesses eay you havo  been making yourself a holy terror In  Crooked Alley," continued the recorder. - ;  "Judge," said the arresting' officer,1  "Eugene is captain of the Darktown  Woolly Womples."  "Awful!" said the recorder. "Tho  Idea 'of a man belonging to the Woolly  Womples In this enlightened age." "  "He Is the chief Wompler of the  Woolly Womples," said the officer.  '  "Worse and worse," the recorder  said. "Eugene, you will have" to explain yourself about raising all that  row In Darktown, for even the captain  of the Womplers is not exempt"  "Jedge, Briles," replied the prisoner,  "the Womplers is a pertective^'socta-  tion, an'^am fer de mutual pertectlon  ob its members. I jmed deA order an'  wus out fer er good time wid er lot of  de udder Womplers, whence perllco  cummed an' cotched me up, erlowm*  dat I'was too unorder ly on de streets.  All I done wus ter lecture ter dem udder niggers on de sacredness ob da  Wompler oath."  . , ,,  "You seem to be a little too gay,  ��3ugene," the recorder stated. "The evidence here is that you tried to carve  your name into fame in Darktown circles _w_ith youc, razor I wilLflne you  S3.75, and maybe the Woolly Womplers  will pay it for you, and if they don't,  then you will have to womple around  about the stockade for a week."���Atlanta Constitution.  "Well, Laura is!  Laura is really th|-   ' ,  lines were wnttei|    >f t  was writing the Pijm;    ,  ted Laura's mpt'fftij? to knbi  I love Laura.' 'But, let   me   rei.,.���  don't be frightened���only two lines���-���  it appears In the\paper-  -, "LINES TO LAURA.  "Ah, beardless girl!    If you were HkB  lYour kindly m,other Is, I trow"       *  After the editor had thought about 11"  for a moment, he asked:  "What do you propose to doj"  r ,   -  "Run!',' saidJthe poet, and he startud  at Qnce��"-Cfricago Times-HerahL.,  ��� ���    , - - "      '        ���" ��� ' p  , Humor of the Hour.  /    A Busy'Official.  <&:  "De Style���What did that Polite Man  do after they got him strapped into the  electric chair ?  Gunbusta���He wanted to get up and  offer a lady his scat���New York Sun.  ��� ��������� '        ,',  Jones���It's a mistake to judge a man  by his clothes.    '  Mrs. Jones���That's so; he 'ought to  ben judged by his wife's clothes.���Detroit Fiee Press. '      ."t  "Jane is so sentimental.    When her  dog-died she wiote'a couplet about it."  "Doggerel, I suppose."     '  * "I suppose so   Anyway, she wrote it  on a piece of bark and had it framed  in dogwood."���Cleveland Plain Dealer.  ~r���^   - ,  Anecdotal. *  Queer Itequest.  It had always been young Squallop's  understanding that he would Inherit  "something handsome" when his uncle,  a studious and somewhat scholarly  man, passed off the stage of action.  The uncle died, and the will was  opened.       1  Young Squallop was, indeed, remembered. The bulk of his relative's means  was found to have been sunk in annuities, and the size of the package bequeathed to the young man surprised  him. He opened It, examined the contents, and locked it away from prying  eyes.  "I hear your uncle has left you something," said an acquaintance a week or  two afterward, meeting him on tho  street.  "Yes," he replied. "My uncle left me  ten thousand."  "I congiatulate you. With ?10,000 a  young man may be considered to have  at least a fair start in life."  "I didn't say dollars. He left me ten  thousand chess problems."  It was even so. For many years the  old gentleman had been making a collection of such problems, clipping them  from the chess columns of various  ���weekly papers, and as his most cherished possession he left it entire to his  favorite nephew, a youth who did not  know a pawn f 1 om a bishop,  Life is full of disappointments, and  certainly young Squallop deserves to  bo recorded among the bitter ones.���  ���Youth's Companion.  Aa * result of, 'the chronic state of  (drougfht m Australia, much attention is  beang given to the question oi irrigation,  and the story goes that a minister who  was asked to appoint a day, of, prayer  foi[ ram lanswei ed that the people ought  to pray less and d��in mora., '  When Mr. Chamberlain was about to  begii tiie speech which he made from tihe  balcony of the Marine Hotel, ait Durban,  he waa startled by the sudden apparition  of ��. reporter who slid down a. pillar  fiom the roof, und arrived breathless  and dusty, but notebook in hand. Mr.  Chamberlain was astonished.,' "Whom do  you represent?" he aaad. "The entire  press of the Empire," was the reply.  ,.It is said that one of the most inveterate writera-out of speeches was, the  late Lord Derby, of whom ,the story  went,that tfhe manuscript of ,on�� of his  most statesmanlike discourses, being  picked up from the floor," where it had  fallen, was found1 not only to be freely  sprinkled with "Hear, hear," "Laughter,  and "Applause," but also to contain a  passage beginning: "But I am detaining  you too long jfCnes of 'No, no,' and 'Go  on.')." j1-    "  Judge Bacon frequently enlivens by hia  remarks the dreary lound of ^proceedings  in the Bloomsbury County Court. "How  can two men talk at the same time and  understand each other?" 'he asked a  noisy plaintiffv and defendant tfhe other  day; 'It takes two'1 women to do thhlt."  To ta lady witness: "Raise your veil and  put back your hat ^ little. I want to  see your eyes' ^A Woman's ejres are  sometimes more'' tell-tale than her  tongue." I  . Numerous siories_ are told of the artist  Whistler's vanty and self-consciousness, j  which he deliglite to evhibit for the pleasure of startling his hearers. A friend,  wishing to paf him the highest compliment, once sajd to him: "Mr.1 Whistler,  you and Velasjuez are two of the greatest painters." [The artist replied: ("Why  do you drag in'.Velasquez?" Again, while  sailing down toe Thames through one of  Nature's gaidois, a lady remarked to  him: "Mr. Wustler, the whole trip is  like a series ��f your superb etchings."  "Yes, yes," answered Whistler, "Nature  Mait_��'t������j _ u  the eggs under tml^<j)..^s.iia'."' AL*iS*best  to allow the hen to choose . her own  nest if it is in a suitable place and  wheie other stock won't bother her.  After she has settled down' to business  build ,a temporary 7Cover over her to  keep off the,hot sun and rain.'Place,  fresh water daily near the nest and  throw down a handful1 or two of corn  at the same time, but don't distuib  her.  ",' If it is desirable to have the turkey  set" in a certain place take ban els, lay  them on their sides and build the nest  therein^ These nests should ,be inclosed in a high lence, so as to keep  the other, fowls out Have this yard  as laige as possible with a good grass  sward. Place corn and water, thcrin  and po away. Occasionally look to  'sec that' Ciich turkey icturns to her  nest. Always remove the1 -hen to  these nests at night Place "artificial  eggs in the nest ancl lock her in until  she quiets,down, when the eggs can be  given her.���R. W. Davison, in Amer-,  ican Agriculturist.        ' ' ,  i         .1  ��� , 1 '   '  Green Bone For Fowls. ���'  -Fresh grass makes milk. Fresh bones  make eggs. , Green bones contain the  right matei ials for egg production, and  also stimulate the egg-producing organs to-action without detrimental effects.    1 '      ' ,  In a series of experiments conducted  at a West Virginia experiment ^station  thirty-four hens were divided into two  similar lots, each keptJ under exactly  the same conditions and 'each receiving  the same gram ration. One lot, however, was fed fresh green bone anJ"the  other meat meal. During the experiment the fowls receiving the' fresh  bone laid 3,824 eggs, weighing 4952  pounds, or an average "weight of 1275  pounds per 100 eggs, while the "meat  meal lot laid only 3,260 eggs, weighing  3912 pounds,) and weighing 1194  pounds per 100 Consequently, the  fowls fed fresh bones not only gained  more^in weight, but they also laid  more and larger eggs. t ~  ��� We ^should,, however, avoid using  bones that have on them tainted .meat.  If fed continuously'it will impart a bad  flavor to the eggs, and some go 'so far  as to say that the eggs will grow stale  more^quickly and will not keep well  even in_ cold-storage Protein is what  we are "after in selecting J a feed for  eggs, and-in no way can it be'so easily obtained and at so small a cost as  in,fresh ground bone.���Agricola', in  New York Ti ibune. .  ,      ". ,  4j�� creeping up"  Hodge���You mean to say that Christian Science cured you ?  Podge���Sure.  Hodge���Of appendicitis ?  Podge���No. Of Christian Science-  Brooklyn Life.  'Are you badly hurt, lrrs. Getalong?"  Inquired an anxious ne.ghbor, sitting  down by tho side of the bod.  "I don't know how bad'y I'm hurt,*  eald the victim of the railway accident  feebly, "until I'vo seen mj lawyer."  Lancaster���My wife paid *10 for a  new bonnet, I'm sorry to say.  Forester���You'ie not half as sorry as  9 am.  \ "How's that?"  "Why, when my wife hears of it _ho  57III want one that costs moie."  ' Benevolent Individual���Yes, sir; I  told that when a man makes a littlo  extra money his first duty is to mako  his wife a present of a handsome dress.  Ordinary Individual���You are a philosopher, I presume?  ^ "No;   I am a tailor."  llVnOliAMJ  Trui;pflj of tho Ti pes.  , Ho had not the look ot a poet, and as  a matter of fact he had never mlstiust-  ed beloio that he was ono. But ha  loved a glil, and love makes poets of  us all.  "Here," he said, offeilng a folded  cheet of paper to the editor, "I3 a lltfla  tlung I have written, and I thought  perhaps you would like to print it. I  don't caie for any pay. Let mo lead  if to you:  "LINES TO LAURA.  "Ah, heartkbs girl!    If you were liko  ,Your kindly mother Is, I trow"   "Never mind," tne editor Interrupted.  "I will look it o\ei at my leisure, and  if I can use it I will do so."  'there was a "wild, hunted" look In  his eyes wheu he rushed into the office the next morning and dropped  down on the chair that the editor  pushed torwaid After he had panted  for a moment he said:  "I am���heie Is my card!"      '  "Oh, yes,' the editor said, "I remera-  oer you. You are the young man who  brought a poem in yesterday to submit for publication I think It was In  the paper this meming, wasn't it?"  "Ycg���it was���in!" the poet said be��  tween his gasps.   "You remember that T, ,       ,, 'i���i���,���t   ,,1,-n,.. >\.n\  it was headed, 'Lines to Laura/ don't curc ,Kl<1��e>' ,CoiY<^inft" ttheJ^cJ %\t  Dodd's Kidney Pills' Cured his  Lumba'goj and he is a  Sound Man  Cranton Wan shoutsthe^Cood Mews  that there is1 a Cure for Kidney  Disease and 'that Cure is Dodd's  Kidr.ey Pi lis J  Granton, Ont ,' April 20.-(Special )  -Theie is no uncertain sound about  the statement of John Fletcher, of  this place. "I am glad'to let the  ubhc know that Dodd's Kidney Pills  have cuied me of Lumbago and now  I am pcifcctly sound," that is the  way he puts it. Questioned as to the  particular of his cure Mr. Fletcher  said:  "I had been troubled for a year  with Lumbago and Kidney Troubles.  My urine was of <i very bad color and  I could get nothing to help me.  ,"I consulted doctois but they could  not help me and I was not in a very  cheerful frame oi mind when I decided to try Dodd's Kidney Pills.  "But it was a lucky day for me  when I did. Almost from the first  they gave me relief and I was soon  entirely cuied.  "Yes, my    Lumbago is gone,    my  Kidney Complaint is gone and Dodd's  Kidney Pilis mi  >M- all "  Dodd's Kidney ViVit never    fail to  youv- complaint lakes   the form of Bnght's  "Now that you cjvVI the matter to my Disease, Diabete1',.    Di op&y,  Rheuma-  mind   r ->--��� tlMn( Sciatica, Ij/V"'1- llaulc. etc  'Killing Poultry.  At Chesterfield recently it is reported  a woman died - owing to exertion occasioned by killing a fowl. The London ^evening paper thatv records this  strange circumstance ^cannot resist a  joke on the remarkable toughness of  the fowl, but when we have , done  laughing, it must be, acknowledged  thjeVe ,is a serious side to the story,  even from  the  fowl's point  of view.  Far too many poultry are inhumanely  killed, and in many cases from 'excess  of sentimentality on the part of owners, who, not caring to accomplish the  task themselves, delegate^ it to a boy  who enjoys prolonging the bird's death  agony.      It is perfectly easy to kill a  fowl instantaneously, and with no more  effort than that required in snapping  a thread.     Anyone who has ever seen  a Sussex fattener at work will wonder  that "the method   he employs    is not  more followed, for it cannot be bettered.     The    fowl is    taken in the ��� left  hand, the tips of the wings and the legs  gathered together, so that it lies quite  helpless   and   cannot   struggle.      The  operator is usually seated, and,   laying  the fowl over his knees,  so  that the  head dangles down, he takes firm hold  of the latter with the thumb and forefinger, and gives it a smart jerk. Head  and neck come apart, but the head is  held by the skin, unless, of course, a  clumsy hand j'erks too hard and pulls  the head entirely off.     By this method,   a   certain   amount   of   blood   is  drawn from the body, ancl fills the cavity between head and neck, but none is  spilt visibly.      Death is instantaneous,  but violent   muscular   contraction follows for a minute or two, and the body  must  be  firmly  held  while  this   lasts.  A novice, killing a fowl in  this way,  should deal it a sharp    blow    on the  head, stunning it, and   then, encircling  the neck with finger and thumb, jeik  at   it' till   the  j'oint snaps, but with a  little practice one pull is all that will be  required.     Breaking the neck will also  kill the fowl, but in "tin's case no blood  will be drained from the body.     Also  the bird can be hung up by the legs,  and the point of a knife driven into the  upper part of the throat, the brain is  pierced,   and   death   instantly   follows.  The fowl should hang some minutes to  bleed      If amateurs  at poultry killing  will carefully follow the above  directions, they can kill their fowls without  unnecessary pain to the bird and also  without  endangering  their  own   lives  and adding to the hilarity of readers  of evening papers ���G.D.L., in Farmer  and Stockbreeder, London. Eng.  jut host was shoeing us throng1!! Lis  ub. ' hi one room we'found a haggard ,  man, surrounded  by a score of steno^ .  giaphers,  typewntcis    and    messenger-  boys. t 1 ' , /  "I am going to sit into a little game of  pokei," said a club member who rushed !l  into the room. ,��� ''__!'        ���*.  "Send word to Mr. Jones's house that ..  he is detained down town to pass judg- "  ment on  an exhibit?of 1 pictuies,"  said  ^  the' haggard man to one rof the steno-, ~  giaphers.    '  ��,' �� "  -    "    ���    r  '"I am going to the Plipp Theaiter to -  sec'the new builesque," ^announced an- r,  other new-comt'i. ' ' ,       <      '  "Boy," ordered the haggard man, "run - ,  out to Mr. Smith's and tell his wife that   "��� '  Me will not be home to-night, because ho ji   '  has to attend to a. peiplexing column "ol/    '  nguies." p   - ���>   ?    >     '"���  "I aan going to attend a quiet little  wine-supper,"   whispered  a  thud    new^ v    <  comer.  "Send a note out to<Mr. Jobson's, eay-       t  ing that he will be, compelled to endea- >^ '  vor to find'that peiplexing balance to-   7  night," oidcied the lugg.iid man. -     ,,',*'  "Who  is  he?" we  whispered aa oui'    .  guide diew us on. '' '���-' - *  ��� "He's the official e.vcuse-inventor," ex-,' ���  plained our guide. "It's a new idea ol' L A  ours, to have'our'excuses for absence *>_,  from 'home ol such a natuie that / they, '" ^  may he said to be absolutely true."      .'[  As we left a club attendant hurried bV \  in and said :���. ,  ' <��� '        ' ',  "Mr. Bufler got into a httJe, fight ^  down street and won't go home until hia r )\  .blacked eye is fixed up.", ��� ' 1   ,' -" ,  ' "Sendi.word to Mis. Buffer," ordered-';��.,  tfhe excuse inventor without a moment's,^ ^  hesitation,-"that Mr. Bufler has accepted VJ^  an invitation to witness a demonstra-^ ,,  tion of applied ait." '      < * v   ������' '  ''1 .  "How on earth '"did you ever get hold ^ v %  of suchian ingenious man?" we asked.    ^'J' ���'  "Oh, it was easy," said our guide, "��� "Eft ^'  has been married six tunes." ' >   ',-  M.  *  Roosevelt and the Reporter." ,  1 ������ '��� "        -. , '"-;  '   President Eoosevelt is regarded, aa* a f'(  ready assistant to newspaper men, and it^  is no uncommon thing for him to discuss ^  freely state and political matters with <sor-( '  respondents. But there aro occasions when   1  his friendliness is put   to severe tests. \>  One of these came soon after the Roosevelt  family   settled at   Sagamore   Hill,  ,'  last summer, when many greatly exag- '"i  gerated< stories of the  exploits of, the  Roosevelt children found their -way into  the, columns of   the 'daily 'press.    Th��^  President decided to put an end to theee^  stories, and one clay summoned a eorre* -  pondemt who had been active in supply-   s  ing his paper with this clas3 of news.     ,   ,  The President lost no time in stating ^  the ���object of the summons.        l  ' r"'?s-;";  " "I hiave, noticed, Mr.  , tihait ��  greoit moaiy stones have appeared in the   regarding the exploits of my dhil-  ,dren.   "Kiev have been very good storifeaj '  indeed, amd I assume you are responsible  for them.   I have only one fault to find  with/tfhem, and^ that is that tftiey ��hre  not strictly accurate.   Now, you know I  am'always ready to give you tho facts,  and hereafter ^whenever you wish exact 1  information about the doings of members'  of my family, I wish you would come to  me   I shall only be too pleased to oblige ,  you.   I will give you a bully good story  right now, if you wish it."       '   \  The reporter sat up eagerly, even if    *  somewtat crestfallen over the rebuke, as  the President continued:' <  "Mrs. Roosevelt ancl I are going riding  .justt as soon as you depait.   We shall  ride  'cross country,    jumping    exactly -  twenty-seven fences and six ditches, and  When we return we shall go bathing in  out riding-habits.   My son Theodore is  hunting this morning, and I have just i  received a bulletin ficm the jungle in-^  forming me that he has already kiJled  two elephants and a tiger." ' , v  The reporter saw   thiough the Presi- --  dent's lrttle play, but t'heie was no way,  to escape. '?  1  "Isn't Theodore a wonder!" cried the..  President, and then continued:  ,        1   \  "Archibald, my second son, went out ^ >  a little while ago to fish for tadpoles to -,  he used as bait for whale. Ethel is  tearing down the windmill at this ve*7j  minute���step around the house and you  can see her. Kermit, aged about seven,  hao just thrown a 200 pound secret service man two bouts out of three in- si  catoh-aa-catch-can wrestling match, and  Quenitin, my baby, is even now setting  lire to the back part of the house.  "There, Mr.  , you have what'Ij  tfnould call a. fine story!" said Mr. Roose-j  velt, in nil seriousness "The facts ar��  exactly right, and I trust you will nob  exaggerate if you use them. After this,  please come direct to me, and I will give  you these stories about my family whenever jou desire them. Delighted to have  seen you.   Good morning." '  A''l  I  Real Aristocracy.  Painless.  Photographer���How do you wish to be  photographed? Uncle Silas���I leckon I'll  take itas_ if ye don't charj;o oxtry-  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant  Soap Powder dusted m the bath, softens  the water and disinfects. 38  The real aristocracies of Europe, such  as the consular families of Rome and  the magnates of Austria-nungary, hold  English pretensions" to long descent im  supreme contempt. It is not only true;  they despise ihe peerages of the Victorian .ige and such growths of the Refor-j  mation as the Cecils and t3ie Cavcn-,  dishes and the Russells, but they even  think scorn of our mediaeval glories, and,  hold Seymours and Howards and Percys'  to oe merely ennobled squires. There are,  however, some three or four English fam-j  ilics which are ranked as great even by  the exacting requirements of Rome and'  Vienna, and eminent among these are  the Talbots, the Stanleys and the Ne-I  vills. This reflection gives piquancy to]  Loid William Ne\ ill's just-publvracd.  book on convict life. To number "War-;  wick the King-makci" among his ances-'  tois, to have one's home in the oldest  .enclosed deer pnik in England, to have'  been onerclf the bist-looking, bwt-  ches-ied and most popn'ar jou"g man in  London, ancl then to p.ib-> with perfect  equanimity and cOiitcnLment#to dialing  a cart on a convict farm and washing)  medicine bottles in a con% ict infirmary  is, indeed, to have established a social  record of unusual mtciest.  m  .^CaSteW^/; '.- j^.'W.-^r -i .-<>':  ���W.'i^Mstt  l  I ;  fi K  ' '  e   ' <  I     "  ,)   '?'  ����J4t' yA^ai^ia&tito^'i;  Tii-^tfiy^k'-'AW  'lEjr-jBoru'Jtatriuft'itfittai.-.sswj  ./'.  'I*.'!  'ft**.  'f!   '   >*'   \->\ ..'M'A .  ���,:_r^'  ,v ",  *\.'.  ATUN'   li.  SATURDAY,    MAY  J9��3-  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Chnroli ol England:   ,  St. Miirtm's Cliuroli, cor. Third .uud Trnin-  orMicot*, 'Sunday sai vices, Matins at 11 a.  ni , KyoiiiOiiB'7:110 p. in. Celebration of Holy  Communion, .Ut Sunday in cncli montli and  on Special occasions. Siiiiduy School, Sunday nt 8 p. in. Committee Mooting"), 1st  Tliuisday in each mouth. ,  '   Rey. F, Ti, Steplienson, Rector.  St. Andrew's Pi'esbj torian Church hold  '''services in tho Cluivcli on Second Street.  Morning scnice at Jl evening service 7:!I0  Sunday School at the close of tlio morninjj  service. Itcv. C, Tiirliiiigton, Minister. Fieo  Roatlinjr Room, to which all aio welcome  Work  has generally commenced  on the Blue Canycn, and   big loads  of supplies  have been  going over  - this week.   .  ��� ��� Pillman &,Co. have taken over  the Bicycle Livery business of Sage-  ,, mail & Haddon and have several  first class wheels for sale or to rent.'  They are prepared to do bicycle  repairing at reasonable rates.  The Otter  Creek  Hydraulic Co.  has 16 men al work, laying flumes,  etc.,  and  getting  things in shape  for the coining season's'work.  Fishing -Tackle   of all kinds at  J C. R.'Bourne's.   '  Garrison & Co. intend installing  1 a. hydraulic plant on - Boulder this  ,' season. ' ,r  Competition, they say, is the  life of -trade. Ford, at the O.K.  Baths otTBarber Shop, the pioneer,  establishment in the district, leads  the Tonsorial Artists with an all  round rate of .25, even to baths.  - Slaughter' prices on Ladies*,  Men's 'and Children's Shoes at  Closing Out Sale.���Blackett & Co.  , C. D. Newton, whohas disposed  of his stock of dry goods, has gone  to Boulder to make preparations  for an active season's work. An  up-to-date plant will be installed on  his ground this season.  The Stevendyke Partnership  have commenced the season's operations and will construct a flume,  about 4500 feet, from Pine to bring  water for this"year's prospect work.  The discovery of good pay at the  end of last season, the partners consider, will amply justify them in  their undertaking.  Gents' Furnishings, Boots aud  Shoes at cost, i A chance to outfit  for very little money. Joe Palmer,  Successor to C. D. Newton.  Application is being made lor a  Certificate of Improvements on the  Yellow Jacket by the North Columbia Gold Mining Co., which is  now the recorded owner. As soon  as the Crown Grant is obtained,  systematic developments will be begun on the property.  Sixty-five cents per pair Ladies'  Misses' and Boys' Rubbers at  Blackett & Co. \s  Spring Cleaning���Get your Wall  Paper and House Lining from J. A.  Fraser & Co.  Piping commenced on McKee on  Monday last, with a pressure of 3,50  feet.  Just arrived at A. S. Cross &  Co."s ��� Fresh Potatoes* Eggs, oranges and lemons*  The local mill has. been shut  diown owing to the supply of logs  giving out. Several thousand logs  are on the lake shore ready to be  towed to the mdU as, soon as the ice  goes out*  Fresh Lowney's Chocolates at  C. R. Bourne's. '   .  Theie is a movement'on foot  among the business houses in Atlin to have an early-closing agreement this the summer. The hour  will piobably be 8,or 8.30 p.m.  .Delicacies'' that will tickle the  palate.: ��� Anchovies, Es; of Anchovies, - Russian Caviare, Indian  Chutney, Mackerel���-Cross & Co.  ' .-To Honor the Day.          ,1  'From the talent which'lhe committee of the lollge has ^secured,  the A.O.U.W. enicrtaiuihent on  Monday evening piomiscs to be  a veiy enjoyable one. The Lodge  takes this means of extending a cordial invitation to all the ladies, and  to state that foi" them the e will  be  1 >   c  no chaigc, othei lhan tie dainty,  delicacies they so generously donate  on such occasions. It is sincerely  hoped that respect for'the hosts  and in honor of Victoiia clay theie  will be a large attendance. The  evening's enjoyment will icouclude  with a dance.       *     -1   ���>  ��� LOSING-tOUT.  We  are,, going out of. Business;. " Our  Stock ;must be sold by ' the "opening1 of navigation.'' We ' .have', a  line ofr Men's  including   ".  rviEN's underwear;  large''  Goods,  ' Furnishing  FEDORA   HATS  OVERSHIRTS,  STETSON .HATS,  DRY  Etc.*  Foi a good square meal go to  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant.  For the finest home-made bread,  try that at McDonald's Grocery.  FINE . SHOES, in different weights;  ���    GOODS,   -   , BLANKE|TS,    ���    Etc:, .  All of which  can be, bought' below", cost.    ���' /  DOld'T   OVERLOOK  THIS  Come and' look around.     , You will surely see .something  < you need and oh which youJ,wiIl "save money,  BLiACKETT1 & CO.  Russell   Hotel,  DIXCN  BROTHERS,  ���<>���   Proprietors  A Grateful Acknowledgment.  ( The Editor begs to acknowledge,  with best thanks, a sample case of  the first brew from the. Northern  Brewing Co.'s brewery, at Atlin.  He has sampled the stock uid has  110 hesitancy in stating��tlx_��'with a  little more "age" the-home production will equal in quality any  laget that has ever come iiito the  district. It is safe to predbt that  with such a high-grade article and  the competent management the  Northern Brewing Co. will'be fully  able   to   supply  the  local demand  and, at  the  same time, bui d up a  remunerative trade with thq differ  ent points on the Yukon.  Subscribe for the Claim, arid get  your friends to subscribe.  Attention is , directed to ihe announcement, in,another column,_of  E. L. Pillman &' Co.  I  r    Pool   &   Billiards,    Free.-  Freighting and Teaming.   .    &. '    Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  TIIE GRAND HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French- Restaurant in' Connection.  DxyiD Hastie,\ Proprietor.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets." ~  DRINK THE BEST  "NABOB    TEA."  In Lead Packets 01 l/z-\.\i and i-lb each. <  For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS  &  Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C  A Booro to the Thirsty!  Drinks,  % tor  a' Quarter.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest temperature recorded  for the week ending 22rd inst, is  as follows : J  May   16 -36 above  -  ,  17 ��� 30     ��  , iS  .  19 '  , 20 . 2.5  ,21 ' . 26  1 22 ��� 25  39  32  WANTED ��� Correspondents in  every section of the district. Enquire at the Claim for particulars.  Northern Lunafaer ��o.  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.  Commencing Monday, April  20th, I will  cut prices on all my goods at  v the    LELAND    HOTEL.        I  have  a large stock of First C^ss  Goods and intend todispose of them at Cost.        This is strictly a  Closing Out Sale.   .   Goods must be disposed of by July 1st.  gjSgF"    Hotel Building for Sale���No Reasonable Offer Refused.  E. P. Queen.  ��� '   .iiiii, li 1 L       ���I  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S. Wm. Brown, C.E.  * WILKINSON   &   BROWN  Provincial  Land   Surveyors   &   Givil  Engineers.  Hydraulic   Mine Engineering   a   Specially Ollico, Pearl  St.,near Third St,, Atlin, B.C.  To Our Customers and the Public:  X/^7E take pleasure in announcing that we have removed to^our new  Store building, corner of Pearl and First streets. This Store is  pronounced to be oue of the best equipped in the district. Our Stock  of Groceries and Provisions, Candies, Notions, etc, etc., is complete iu  every reripect aud our customers are assured the best, grades of goods in  the market at the lowest possible price. We will carry a stack of Fresh  Fruits and Vegetables as soon as navigation opens.  We beg to extend our grateful thanks to our patrons for past favors  and respectfully solicit a share of your trade, and with honorable  dealing trust to merit a continuance of it.  We are prepared to deliver orders on the various creeks at reasonable rates.  E. I. Pillman & Go*  1  %  i  11  M  m  w  mi  m  /*  J ' I  k  '*\ -  safiBte_i_aea__2__s��fc^4te'2S  *W?i^  w~*  ,;v ^*.t.:/  '���-A i.  -#  n-aaa.jrtfcfcj  ntamui  ~��=3_fe��  '���

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