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 V-  **A��**i' '"'  ***  fr>v  1-.  ����,  s:  i ...j'  ���-% <;  /  i904-^  -��>i'  VOL. 10.  ATLIN,   B. C.,    SATURDAY.     MAY    21,',1904.  NO a53-  II"  JL  &���  ,Ma~y 14th: -A telegram leceived  in l.ondou lioin I'aiis ;��ys a rumor  is cuncut .there that Tott Arthur  has fallen   and dliat   ten 'thousand  t j 1 1  men were killed in the engagement.  -The rumor haH not been confirmed.  A detachment ol Japanese troops  hut, occupied tlwan Tien Sicti, sixty  miles " nofthe^bt of'' Feng ' Wang  Cheng, and another detachment  lias occupied Suoyin bixly miles  eis ot L,xAo Yan.j, on man road.  \There are only vague rumors of  Japanese movements at Shan Hai  Kwan. ' It -is stated that heavy  lossc weie sustained by Russians  at lhea bailie of Yalu River,"Que  to "j liability to contiol ; soldiers.  They were ordered forwaidnierel)  to develop, the"'enemy's strength,  but rushr-d headlong against a superior Jorce and were crushed back  by sheer weight of number's  The Berlin correspondent of the  " New York Times '��� learns, on excellent authority, that there, is  strong possibility of terms of peace  being arranged between Russia and  Japan.-       '    -     v   " "        * .;  1 May 16th :���Japanese officially  teport the destruction 'of"the Japanese despatch boat, " Miyako,Miu  Kerr Bay, - by submerged mitic.  Two sailor* were killed and twenty-  two wounded. . ���*  ' "Rumors are ��� current " in Niu  "Chwaug today that heavy fighting  took place in the direction of Liao  Yang yesterday. The Russians at  Niu'Chwaug now admit that the  railway is practically closed to Port  Arthur. ' - -*  - Well informed Chinese at Chefoo  say. the entrance to Port Arthur, is  uot now blocked-r  A land and sea attack on Port  Arthur is expected to take place  between May 20th and 23rd, sajs a  Chefoo despatch.  St." Petersburg has received news  that Japanese have already destroyed fifty miles of railway from Poit  Arthur. ' ,.'.���'   ">  May ,17th:���The, "Standard'���'  says General Kuropatkin has almost 100,000 ti oops, of inferior quality south of Mukden, while General  Kuroki has 140,000 first class troops.  May 17th" ���St. Peteisburg officials deny that Vladiyostock is  blockaded b} Japanese.  It is reported in Seoul that a  Japanese force has cornered 200  Russians north of Angu and is endeavouring to starve them out.  The Russians at Kia Ping were  surprised yesterday at the sudden  appearance of the Japanese army ;  they were expecting the Talu army.  May iSth:���Tokio has received  an official report from the second  Japanese army which shows that  the railroad north of Port Arthur  has been cut in fne places.   The  number of casualties since Ma} 5th  ainoiiuts'to 146 men.  Ma\ 18th:���A Mukden ' coirespondent of the. " Paris Journal','  says uupo!tart e\ei,ls are imminent.' Outposts ul the two aiinics  are alrer.dy in contact iu the zone  noitl'iwcMof Feng Wang' Cheng,  south-east of I.iao .Yang. The  Japanese tuniy advaucing'on Liao  Yang is estimated at.one hundred  thousand men, while auolhci Japa-  nese'army is'said to b'e executing a  flanking movement, directed" on  some point between Liao Yang and  Mukden. The Japanese aie taid  to have 160,000 men in Manchuria.  A ''telegiam received in Rome  says tlie object of-the,, Japanese  movement around- Mukden ,. is to  cut off General Kuropatkin's retreat noithwu-.d. '       >  May 19th :--Vice-Admiral Togo  reports that on May 15th, in'a deep  fog off Pon "Aithur,. the cruiser  Kalsuga rammed the cruiser Yo-  shino, sinking the latter in a few  minute*, Miuet\ of ihc crew were  saved     * - .   -   ���  The same morning the battleship  Hatsuse, "'which was cruising off  Port Aithur,, covering" landing of  soldiers,' struck -a mine, ten ^kuots  south-east .of the haib'or: She signalled forhelp aud instantly struck  another mine, and sank in^lialf an  hour. Three hundred of the crew  were saved.  ,. ^  The cruiser Yoshina had'a speed  Lf nineteen knots and carried a  crew ot 300.' The Hatsuse was  15^000 tous, had a speed of nineteen knots, a crew of 741, was  latest model and built in 1900.  ���It is unofficially leported from  Tokio that the Japanese lines are  less than forty-five miles from Port  Artbui?  The Japanese have destroyed  four "miles of railway near Niu  Chwaug  Russian* at Niu Chwang are said  to be bewildered and disheartened.  May 19th:���A Cheioo despatch  says Russians from Daltiy state that  during the bombardment of Port  Aithur} by Japanese on Monday  afternoon", the' Japanese battleship,  Shikishima aud ' Cruiser Aaama  struck mines and sank. It is possible, howevei, that these two ships  are the same as arc mentioned in  Togo'* report to Tokio ; but St.  Petersburg believes that the Chefoo  statement is cortcct, which would  indicate that the Japanese have lost  four vessels.  May ftoth :���Thc reports of the  Japanese retreat to Feng Wang  Cheng is officially confirmed from  Niu Chwang. The Japanese, who  numbered 20,000, came upon 23,-  000 Russians iu a strong positiou  on Monday, sixty miles west of  Feng Waug Cheug. It being  thought unwise to risk battle, the  Japanese retreated irk good order  and with great rapidity  'pulsed iii'thirty minutes, and that  Japanese casualties weie one officei  and foui men killed and one officei  amfeight men -wounded ; Russian  casualties, oi.e officei and 40 men  killed. ' [This item is incomplete,  -but it is thought to refer to fight at  Kai Chou.J '  , Tokio says the lauding -of Japanese,, troops at Taku Shan began  ycsteidav, the 19th.  Tokio denies that the battleship  Shikishima 'was "damaged aud the  Euji sank. . <   " ,        , '  Nineteen officers of the Yoshino  peiished ; the number of crew lost'  is not .known.'' Thirty-five officers  went down with the Hatsuse, <but  the numbef'of crew lost is not yet  known.       ~ <    K  " May, 20th :���From Chefoo comes  reports that the sound of heavy  firing was heard aV 'Port "Arthur  .this "morning.'       .,'.'"''  A Tokio"despatch to'^the Japa-  nese?legation in London;says that  Russians' left so-'dead officers and  men.' a's.result-> of dfight^'near Kai  Chou.��v,According to Russiau pns-i  oners, their-army lost over 300.'''  - Mr.^E^M'. N. Woods informs us  ihat.He^has sent in -hisr resignation  to*the,G',overiiment,',whif4i has been,  accepted ; he will be-retiring ^from  his duties "on1 the 31st of May/ :Mr.  .Woods also informs-us that he-is  not leaving the camp..but intends  practicing his-profession lieie, and  that for the present his office will be  at his residence on Third Street.  ���TUKON,RIVER-OPEN.";  First Boat-Sails frorrvDawsoru  The Yukon River opened up on -  Saturday,-7th   inst.    The  river'is  clear,ftom  Whitehorse'to   Upper    ;  La Bai ge and from Lower La Baige  to'Da'wson. k The Columbian sailed '  from Dawson on the -iJitli inst.for ,  the   Hootalinqua",   taking.mail'to  Yukon Crossing.    The Thistle-left   ,  Hooialinqua with mail and passen-'  gers for Dawson on thcv'.ath.    The  Canadian is cleaiing^up all stranded  freight north of Selkirk. ' ,The Lar  France   was   launched   at 'White.  Horse on the 9th  and  has started  on her initial trip up'the Takeena,  ' All  the  White..Pass', fleet that  wintered   at   Dawson   have' been -  launched,   aud although' Vater" is  low at present, indications point to  \  an early season'.     ;. ,     '    ���  ���,A8  "-;Ottcf;Gr.eck:'  ,    - -. : -A  .��.; ���    ^ * ".���$:  -. '^,  , J "��� '   ' 'r     ln  -;-',-..'���" ^��/,  1 s  V  :s  ,Local' Personals.  -' The Otter Creek-Hydraulic Co.- -  report that -there is not nearly as_  much snow as/usual oh their property.   'A . gang '.of-'men -left 'laat  week^to "start'-operations.   AH^^e   '  equipment is in.-perf^ct border "and  water - quite, plentiful ..so^-that, the  work-"-caii be  started'" almost im- <  mediately-   in fact,' the .company ,  say that everything will be ready  to start piping on  the  25th.   The  prospects- for the ��� season  are decidedly, favorable and - we predict  great success for the,euterprise.'   _ "'  .&  ,11c  -17  ' The members of ^the staff rejoice  that the,Editor has at last found  his true vocation in life. He was  seen "several times during the past  week going'round with a " muckrake." . J , .' '[<  This week might be seen in town  a "sky pilot" and a retired army  man carting manure.1 The minister  was evidently bent on"the "good  seed '" being sown, if' not in men's  minds, at least in their gardens ;  while the major, having no troops  to drill," was doing his next best,���  getting ready to drill potatoes.  Our late fire chief is going to  Spruce Creek' to recuperate after  the mauy public and private celebrations, held in his honor since  his retiiement from public lifeiu  town.  Our best known local assayer,  "while preparing his garden for this  season's crops, was lucky enough  to "strike" it rich. While digging last week he . came across  what he took to be auriferous gravel. The results were very disappointing, as the supposed pay gravel  proved to be only some of the prime  seed potatoes, obtained fiom "The  Claim" office and surreptitiously  planted by one-of the assayer's  Tokio say*   Russians   were rc*[trtenu<5.  Spruce Creek.  The many miuers, who drifted  on this creek last winter, are now .  sluicing their dumps. They have  been greatly hindered in their operations by.the cold weather which  has prevailed during the last two  weeks and which has limited' their-''  working day, as mauy of them can-  uot do auy shovelling until the  afternoon. So*-far as can be ascer��  taiued, the results in most cases are  b'atisiaefbry."     .  Work on the creek claims is be*  ginning for. the season. A large  drain ditch is being put iu to drain  the claims, situate up stream from  No. 65 below discovery.  -d.  Fernie's  Business  Burned.  Section  .A fire broke out ou the morning  of April 29th and in five houra  practically wiped out the whole of  the business section of the town  along with some private residences,.  Owing to the poor water supply,  the fire- brigade was unable to  check the spread of the flames.  The loss is estimated at over half a,  million dollars.  > i\  ������li.- -���,'.  J;-.'..' ���  ,'>.'3&-  ��'^:-'A'- ��n*iuwMJ^���  r~ ���  ��,;..:��,x.��:��x..:..:..>.:..;..:��;..:..x��;..H��*  V  V  i  K'*<"X��****x^"X����x~x��x��*��  i.  "Don't you like meat now, daddy V"  Jack Simpson smiled wearily at  the question of his little daughter,  Beatrice, and ��he prattled on without waiting fo>" an answer. "'Cau&o  you never have, any, you know; and  there's hardly ever anythin' in the  cupboard now. 1 wants some milk  for supper; please, jnamma, let me  have some milk."        ~ "  "No, no, dearie," said Mrs.'Simpson, a very young and handsome-  looking mother; "here, have this  piece of bread and a drink of water.  Come, there's a good girl; I ' must  take you  off to  bed now."  Dearie* was put to bed, and when  they wore left alone in the kitchen  ' together dearie's father and mother  lookod earnestly into each other's  eyes. Then dearie's father pushed a  large knife across the table and held  but  both  his  hands.  "Cut' 'em off I" he said, hoarsely;  "nobody wants .'cm.- There's nothing for 'em to do.      Cut 'cm off!"  "Don't, Jack, don't," she pleaded;  '/work will come and we shall pull  round all right. For my sake; do  nothing desperate Jack. Don't give  up hope; 'you will get  work."  "And where shall I get work?" he  'retorted, bitterly.- "They have done  with me at Fairlow's, and I've tried  and tried���Heaven knows how' I've  tried I And I'm getting tired of being told there's nothing for me; I'm  tired of seeing you getting paler and  thinner"���she "moved closer to - him  and ran her - fingers through his  thick brown hair���"and I'm'tired of  hearing out- little girl ask for things,  little ,- bits" o' things, we can't givn  to her. Something will have to bo  done." He clenched his fist savagely. "Something will have to be  done  quickly.       I  can't     understand  game ,for two. - How blind I have  boon ! I might have known. You  knew, Jess. You knew, and yet you  let me go to him and plead for your  soke and the little 'un. Knowing  this, you let me go."  "Our'need  was so great,"  she answered .  "And I," he went on, "have entrusted him with my one great hope���  a secret even from you, Jess. I had  an idea for a patent process that  might bo worth thousands to Fair-  low's. In our extremity I confided  it yesterday to Sefton 3fodder,' and  sought his advice as to it being  practicable. He thought it would  be no use; said 1 might leave the  drawings for consideration, but felt  sure they would be a failure. Of  course, he thought they would be no  use.      O,  fool, fool, that I was!"  She covered her face with a cry of  astonishment, ."Your ring, your  wedding ring," he cxcluimed; "where  is it ?"  ' "I pawned it," she replied; "we  must not starve. We must make a  fight of it. Don't think it did not  hurt me to part with it,'but it can  really make no difference. I pawned  It two days ago and you have only  Just noticed. Don't be angry with  hie, Jack. 'Leave go my wrists; you  hurt me."  ."What a success for him," he said,  gravely, "to have already removed  the ring. You are right; wc must  make n  fight of it."  "Nothing wrong, and nothing desperate, Jack,",she pleaded.  "Nothing, wrong or desperate," he  promised.      Hut  there was    an    expression in his eyes   she had    never  seen before.     Later she said to him:  "Revenge  is not  a  game for two,  dear.     If it was it would go>on and  on    without', stopping.        It     is not  even sweet ns they say it is.  Promise me you will attempt no harm to  Sefton Hoddcr..     You look so queer,  Jack,   I am afraid���for you 1"  "I promise," he said.  But in his heart he knew he lied.  , # �� ������ * ���      *  On-the following night ho went/out  about eight o'clock. She kissed  him in the doorway and whispered  again : < "Nothing wrong, and nothing desperate, Jack," and he solemnly  answered :      "Nothing to    be  Hoddcr; he plays me on and off, half ashamed of,  Jess."     'Yet a  tempest  promises,     and    thoa   says he   .can't of violence raged  within  him  as    ho  start    anyone    for  weeks.      Ariel he swung down the dark,  lonely 'road,  smiles when he says it.      Smiles just What    his   actual    purpose    was lie  like he did when he gave me a weeks  notice  with  profound  regrets,   ns he  put  it,  at Fairlow's having no  further use for my services.   -I hate him  >: when I think  of  it.    Only  yesterday  ; I    begged   of him    to find mo some-  k    thing to do, if-only for the sake   of  you and ,tho little  'un.    s He    shook  his head and said h'o was sorry, and  smiled !    Sometimes    I    think���why,  ". what's the matter,' Jess?"'  "Nothing/dear; why do you ask?,"  "Your checks���they are-red as pop-  -    pics.    They    remind    me  of the    old  , , days.      Ah,4 Jess,   dear,   what a sad  mistake you made to marry a mere  workman."   *  "A very sad mistake indeed," she  said, as she contradicted the words  with a kiss.  "You might have been Mrs.. Who-  knows-who," he wont on, half' serious,  half chaffing.  "I'd rather be Mrs. I-know-who,"  she answered, returning "his fond  look with interest; and then, timidly  "Jack, dear, 1 can't boar to see  rou looking so wild and reckless as  you did a short time ago. A little  patience will surely bring us into  the sunshine again. Think how you  have striven, with my poor influence  to lift yourself out of the rut.'Why  here's Mr. Bernaby to sec you. J  ivonder if he  brings  good  news."  But Mr. Bernaby was in no    hurry  Jo disclose news  of any kind  whilst  'she was present, so she left them for  a  while  to   themselves.      Her departure  was evidently   a relief to    the I  M'sitor.      He nervousiy placed    four  (hillings on  the corner of the   table  tnd said that he was sorry he would  lot be bringing any more relief from  Ihc club.      II, had  been stopped    at  , the last.,meeting.      Couldn't  say  as  ,o how his mates had voted  against  ;he  small  weekly  subscription     thov  i��d been giving.      Couldn't say-tha't  ho liked the job of carrying such dis-  igreeable news.      Could say as   how  lliey was all sorry,    and that    they  loped    ho   would   soon' get another-  Ulacc.     Could say as how it was no  aso trying Hoddcr.      Could  also say  is how    Hoddcr   was slow,  hut    he  nan sure and he was  cunning,    and  surely   Jack     Simpson   had not forgotten that he,  a mere sub-foreman.  Dad carried off tho lovely Jessie Ro-  rillc  from under his very manager's  nose.      Could say as how  it  was   a  very  nasty,   raw evening for  anyone  to be out,  and  that he  wished   him  i very  good-night.  'And so, when bho came in, she  found Jack still brooding over his  wrongs, with a new light illuminating their cause, and wandering nenr-  ?r and nearer towards the abyss of  despair. "Jess," he said, eagerly,  "T remember you telling mo that.  Hoddcr paid you some attentions before wc were married. Did he  nsk "  JJcr cheeks turned into poppies  again. "Ves," she said, "he. asked  mc to marry him. I told you all  about it, but you made light of it  then."  "Of course  could not himself have told.  -One thing was uppermost 'in his  mind���he must see Hoddcr at once.  And with the four shillings that  Bernaby had ' left'hc, had picked up'  an ugly-looking, second-hand revolver, lie fingered this in his" pocket  as he wont along. If it 'wore not  for the sake of Jess and tho v little  'un No, no, he' must not think of  that. But he must have his drawings back' at any cost.- He almost  felt elated at the,task before ^,him.  ItCn'ould be an easier .fight, A surely,  than-the fight of the past few weeks,  the'fight with those gaunt leaders to  extremes���hunger and cold and. despair: '   \     -  -Fairlow's huge foundry,Tsf.anding  in the valley before -him, shines out  in a glow of its own making���smoke  and flame and roaring furnaces and  towering chimneys. He has heard  they are to cast the stern frame of  a great ship between half-past nine  and ten. That will mean Hodder  superintending, so that he must be  on the. works until a late hour.  "Nothing to be ashamed of, Jess,"  he had said. But deep in his heart  he knew that he had lied.  IT.  with  and  tho  ever  he said, "and it nov-  ����� once occurred to me that it might  have touched him seriously. Besides  It is 'over five years ago, and yet  his lonely, morose nature would perhaps .never forget. Jess"���lie waved  his arm vaguely round the almost  empty room���"Jess, can this bi; a  deliberate scheme  of revenge?"   :  She nodded, hoi' head, whispering,  "I'm sure of it. I felt, -sure of.it  from the first," and his eyes blazed  up with  "h desire to strike  back.  .'"JriVvt:),/.,''  lie said  slowly,   "is    a  Knowing the place intimately, it  was an easy matter for Jack Simpson to slip past the time-house and  into the great works of Fairlow's.  The night .was almost pitch dark,  but he know his way and never faltered. On past the dark, closed  warehouses and pattern-shops, over  the bridge and down the railway,  past huge stacks of coal and iron;  now over a. waste piece of ground  scattered with giant cog-wheels,  ships' anchors, old boilers, cylinders  and the like.  Hist���someone is coming this way.  ITe dives under a waggan, jumps a  low wall, and finds himself beside  the casting-shop, which seems to revel in the hum'and throb aud glow  of the night's work. About twelve  feet from the ground there are largo  gaps with iron bars across to take  the place of windows. lfe climbs  upon a heap of scrap-metal and peers  through'one of these. jt is a familiar scene to him���the Jong shop  with its earthen floor littered  moulding-boxes and tool;;  strange machines.  Hero men arc busy sh.ipjng  pliable clay into many fantastic  shapes there, fierce, rough-buift fires  are baking lliem dry in readiness to  receive the molten stocl. Thnr.i is  the dull thud m' hammers fallii-g on  sand and iliri, und ibo hlu'ilJer rattle of metals in amnio!, where the  castings arc being cleaned. fn the  centre of ilio shop n vast pit shows  ihc upper moulded portions of the  stern for a mighty ship. At the  far end tho furnaces roar like ravenous beasts as they are fed by ton  after ton of raw ores and metals by  men stripped to ihc waist.  Further oil, across u platform,  above and past the furnaces, is the  office of tho manager, Sefton Hodder. \ He. has just come out, across  the platform and down ' the gangway. . Ho puis on a pair of blue  glasses' and looks into these, roaring  furnaces; then blows a. whistle,' A  monstrous overhead crane rattles  along just under the roof and lowers  an enormous bucket-shaped cauldron  beneath the level of the furnace tap.  Another whistlo, scarcely heard  above the thud, of hammers, and a  stream of molten steel is rushing in  to that gigantic bucket.' A dozen  workmen prepare with long , iron  bars to steady it. None of that  white-hot liquid stream must escape  and strike anything damp or else ���  Sefton. Hodder, sharply outlined  against the blinding glare of the  molten'steel, smiles grimly as ' the  sparks fall., in. , brilliant showers  round him, and little thinks that at  the moment he forms a vivid human  target. For Jack Simpson, black  hatred in'his heart,' is glancing  along the barrel of his revolver,  with his fingor. trembling" on the  trigger and his' soul trembling on  1he verge of that awful precipice,  murder ! An almost uncontrollable  passion to end things then and there  takes possession of him. Still, better to wait a little while, and then  ���the top entrance, and face to face  in his office. The drawings are there.  Who can guess what card Hodder  will play when faced with a climax?  Best to come armed, anyway. And  if the pistol has-to be used, why,  what a feeble spark it will be amidst  all this roar and flame .and clanging  stir.      How  terrified   Jess   would  be  if  Ah, he will soon be away now.  The furnaces arc empty and the  bucket, containing many tons of  molten steel, is being carried over to  the mould I Sefton-Hodder , stands  upon an iron box about three feet  trom the ground level, and is ready  to give the final order to remove tho  bucket-plug, ' Then suddenly 'ho  looks up at the chains above and  shouts with horror. One of the  side pivots is "bending, breaking.  There, is a wild jshout from the men  as they rush for the door, and that  mighty cauldron'of hissing, seething  steel turns over and runs like a fiery  lake-on the floor. .- Swjft, ns some  bursting dam it darts its-fiery way,,  fed deeper by the "swinging, bucket.  Sefton Hodder, looking which way  to ' escape, pauses a moment too'  long. Like a flash the metal surr  rounds the mould he is on and he  stands, as it were, on an iron island amid a lake of white-hot running steel. Above the noise and  confusion ho hears someone screaming '   "Itun  for your lives."  Rim ? Yes, but how can he cross  this burning moat ? The heat is  terrific., He sees the steel forcing a  channel down to number five pit.  which contains water. If it reaches  there���the thought sets him shuddering. Have they all escaped but  him? " Thc'heat is scorching, suffocating, and its will take hours for  this mass of steel to,cool and set���  hours: why, long before that he will  be literally baked alive. -. Will none  of them come to save him? No, no;  they will not,risk the explosion"until  it is too late. The growing fear of  a horrible <, death overwhelms him,  and he screams with ��� terror. ' Then  someone dashes "through the door,  beats his way through the" hands  that try to stop him, runs nimbly  up the foot-ladder, and along the  wide baulks that hold the rails for  the crane." .  ; '  Look, he is clinging now to the  chain. "Lower;'.' he shouts, and  lower he comes; down, down, until  he swings as close .to that terrible  liquid bed as the man ho is trying  to save. "Forward !'���' ' he   roars,  and there is the click of levers, the  hiss of steam, and the rattle of the  ponderous crane. ' "Hold," he  screams, as he lurches forward,  seizes Hoddcr, and clings to him  with wonderful strength. For a  moment it seems as though both  must slip and crash to their doom,  and then, tightly clasped together,  rescuer and rescued, are swung clear  of the burning lake, and on into  safety. And the last thing Sefton  Hodder notes ere ho sinks into unconsciousness is a confused babel of  voices, and above them all someone  loudly clamoring for cheers for  brave Jack Simpson.  son, "is signed by .Sefton Hodder.  Ho deeply regrets, and is full of  gratitude to you for so nobly saving  his life. He says you would have  been justified .in leaving him to his  fate, and he can never sufficiently reward  you." -   '   ' ���  "Poor Hodder. For a ' moment,  Jess, for just the' flash of a moment,  I leapt with exultation when I saw  him doomed; my mind swung ,like a  pendulum - between evil and good;  then���but there, we all have a glorious impulso sometimes ! And to  think,, Jess, that this means a new  start for us���a fresh start im a ���new'  country."  They were silent for a. moment,  and then they laughed. quietly together. Miss Beatrice was holding  tho ' kitten up - by its paws iri the  corner, and saying : '"Tend to me,  puss, 'cause .you .arc going to 'Meri-  ca, ��� you know. You will have to  cross the sea in a big, big boat.  Now, how long, fink you, will it  take * to pack our lings"'?"���London  Tit-Bits.  '  , ft  ,    <  'BLABOTESTCHENSK DITY  ON THE BANKS OF THE AMU3T  ,    '   HIVER.    '  Centre of Siberia's  Gold Industry ���  and a Place That Will be  Heard. From.  A CONFUSION OF TONGUES.  For a week Jack Simpson lay delirious���a week of great anxiety and  tcrriblo tension to his wife. Over  and over again had he gone through  the . incidents of that memorable  night. In his wanderings she learnt  of tho dark purpose he had brooded  upon; how he had , seen tho awful  position Sefton Hodder had , been  placed in; .how, at sight of a fcllow-  croaturc' in such horrible danger, he  had come to his normal senses, flung  the pistol from him, and resolved to  save the man who had schemed to  wreck his happiness.  ".less," he said, almost tho first  intelligent words ho .spoke as he  clung (o her in recognition; "I  c'idn't do it, .less; thank Heaven, I  didn't do jt."  '���Hiif.li, dear," she said, "you never could hove done it; your nature  would uot let you. No one knows  but us and the doctor that you were  so cruelly tempipd. And we arc all  (o forget, that. Let us; start now  and never refer to it again."  "Daddy," cried Miss Beatrice Simpson running to his bedside, "why  don't you get better ? There's such  a lot of nice fings waiting for you."  "Yes," said her mother, "and I  have a letter to reud when you are  strong enough."  "if it is good news," he said, with  a feeble smile, ."I've the stleng'th of  a giant now." ,   .  "Jt is a long letter," she said,  "and the doctor's' orders are strict.  But its chief contents.are that Fair-  low's wish to buy your new:' process  and Ihc price they.-offer, is ��1,500.  They'also wish to know if you will  undertake to :. put; it- into operation  and run it at  their'American  works  at a salary of "She paused.  "Don't kill me with kindness," he  said.'  "Big boats    go to  'Merico," interrupted Miss Beatrice, with the usual  alertness  of   young  eyes  and  young  earn,  "The  letter,"  went on Mrs.  Simp-  Over/ 5000 Different  Languages   in  the World.  For  the past four months Mr.    J.  Collier 'has    boen    contributing    to  Knowledge a series of interesting articles     on  the struggle  for existence  in   sociology,     and    in    the    current  number of that publication ho  deals  with the question  of languages   and  dialects.        There   are,    he  tells  us,  over 5000 distinct languages, spoken  amongst   men,   a    fact  ' which    will  conic  as; a surprise   to   Chauvinistic  Britishers,  who  imagine  the English  language', is  all ;bu(,  universal     over,  tho whole surfnee of-the globe.   But  while there    arc    this number of separate, languages," a calculating .prodigy    would bo needed to accurately  compute the number of different dialects    in.use.       In Brazil   there arc  sixty different vocabularies in vogue;  in Mexico the   Ualma    language '  is  broken ,up into 700 dialects;  in Borneo .   there   are   hundreds;     while in  Australasia it is found impossible to  classify the lingual  complexities prevailing.        Generally the number    of  dialects is in ��� inverse proportion   to  the intellectual  culture of the i ovulation.       ' - '  Taking the total of languages at  5000, and assuming no more than  fifty, dialectical, variations, to each,  a total of a quarter-of a million  dialects is reached. In this confusion of tongues all manner of  NUMBERS AND, TENSES, ,  cases and moods,' tones and' inflections strive for predominance,. while  modes of utterance dictated. by differently modified laryngeal organs  struggle, for superiority. But dialects havo j now a tendency to decrease, more especially' among civilized communities where the facilities  for traveling by railway and steamboat mix people up much more than  was ever possible in the days of old,  when inter-communication, was difficult. Savage and partially civili/cd  people, as well as those "isolated ,in  more, or less inaccessible valleys,  from free intercourse with their fellows, still retain their ancient 'dialects, but in nearly every country  speech is becoming more unifrom,  and it is every year less and less  difficult for the natives of one province of the same country to understand the speech of those.of another  province. ���--  And just as dialed s are decreasing  so   are   languages ���becoming  reduced  in number.      French  is  driving back  ail-but  one of the languages spoken  on  its frontiers.     English is     overmastering Scotch,  Welsh  and    Irish,  as  it has already extinguished   Cornish.      In the  Southern  Tyrol     Germanic dialects are retreating    before  Italian.    .On the banks of the-Volga  the  Ural-Ataic .languages  arc  disappearing    before    Russian;  in    Posen  Polish yields to German; while    the  islets of  German  speech  in Bohemia  melt in   Czech.      And so. tho    battle  of speech  goes  on  steadily,   and  naturally until  a  century  hence    there  will probably be left very little more  than four  world-wide  languages     to  fight out .their battle.      In     Central  Europe German will-reign    supreme,  English  will  lord it over  the North  American      Continent,      Australasia  and a  large part of Africa.' Spanish  will dominate  South   America,  while  Russian    or some such .rich  Slavonian  dialect will  blend the  races    of  eastern    Europe    and     central  Asia  into lingual "harmony.  ALL THE  SAME TO 11JM.  A    man  called  upon  a lawyer  the  other  day  and  announced   that   "his  rich    brothel" had drawn  up a    will  and  died,  and  thai "  "Ah ! J see." interrupter] the lawyer; "and you want mo to get, it set  aside ? Very well, sir; wo'll plead  insanity."  "Oh,   no���ho  Wii.'in'l,   inpano.      You  see,   the will leaves everything to���"  "To his second wife, or some charity 'or college..     Have  no  fear,     my  dear   sir.      I   can    do   the   business  nicely.       We'll      plead   undue    influence."  "But  1   influenced  him  myself."  "All !   that alters the  case    somewhat; but I'll prove to the jury that1  ho 'was  afflicted   with   softening     of  tho brain."  "No,  pray don't.do   that I"       .  "But I must,' and shall,  invalidate  tho will." -..'."��� A '.'.'���'   ���  '"Then I. shall have to find a lawyer who can't for it's drawn up in  my favor, and I. want to beat the  other heirs."  "Ah ! certainly. That, entirely alters the case. Your brother was  fmnc, sensible, and in perfect health,  and all the lawyers in tho world  slin'n't set aside that will I Sit  down, sir."  It is within "the limits,of possibility that Blagoveschensk    will " play  by rib means an unimportant part' in.  the war that is slowly proceeding in-  the far east." - Directly  the Russian  position    at Harbin  becomes unten-'  able,   and  apparently the object     of.  Japan is to 'render it so,  the , Russian,    troops,    though     anxious   ,of'  course  to  remain  within easy  reach ,  of    the railway,  will most probably  be driven  across that desolate    and  difficult part of Manchuria where the  Heihungchiang range is located,  and  once there the town of Blagovcstch-  ensk will be ready to receive   them.  In many respects it is quite an   interesting town.      It is built on   the  loft    bank of the Amur River.      Mr.  Alexander Hosic  describes it  as follows in his useful volume' "Manchuria"   (Metliuen) :   "It is spread    over  a very largo area,  with wide streets'  in   comparatively   good   rcpa-ir,     and  contains    many magnificent  mercantile  houses.      Although  rod   brick  is'  now  taking tho'place of wood,  it is  really a fine oxamplo of tho archi lec  lural value of the.latter, and* one is  surprised   to  find     signboards     over  what.-in  this  country  might  readily  be  taken, for palaces." ���   This is ex- '  iictly how  it strikes, tho visitor, lor. ,  notwithstanding     tho   latter  limitation,     tho  'evidences   of  wealth  arc  groat,^'and ' architecturally   tho' town  is  far   In advance  of oither I-Tabaro-  vsk or Vladivostoclc.  RUSSIAN .OAltELERSNRSS. C  Tho  commercial  valuo  of the plnci   .  in great, seeing that it. is the centra  of the  Siberian gold < industry. -   Externally,  tho  beautiful     appeals     to  one;   internally   Russian  carelessness  is, alas ! only too apparent.      On   a  foto day you marvel at the grandeur  of tho ' illumination, "but  when    you'.*  step  insido and 'expect comfort,    the  emptiness  ol  outward"show   is  soon '  realized.     Do   not   imngino it is    a  tiny place.       On    tho   contrary,     its  population ,oi some 35,000,  not    including a garrison of nearly 6000, is  spread  over  a , very large 'area,   and  tho   streets   of  the   town   are     beautifully .wido and���for Russia���in quite,  good repair.      Hotel  accommodation  hero is. not magnificent.      Passengers ���  on   tha    mail - steamers  that  arrive   ���  pretty ���   frequently    usually-- engage  their  rooms by  telegraph,  hence  the   ,  traveler    arriving   by-    some     other  route will likely find "no room" - in    .  the' inn." .   Or,  what is even  worse,  you may'ibe alloted a room and find,  in the middle of the night you have  to'vacate it owing-to-the arrival'of  the    mail     boat.       -Provisioning is  quite a difi'.cult task here, not   from  dearth    of - provisions, ��� but    rather    ,  from   the exorbitant' prices charged.  Suppose  some   thirsty  Scotch     soul  desired a bottle of his native reviver,  he    would  be asked   two Voublcs  (4s.  3d. )Jbr' whisky badly made   in  St. Petersburg, but bearing an English label.  , It will thus be seen that  western influence is very penetrating    \  French * brandy    costs "at least 14s.  6d.  a bottle,  and Russian cigars���in  price���beat any that may be procured at the club. l    Just fancy   paying'  3 6    roubles      for     a  box  of     penny  "smellers,"  and add  to  this a duty  of nine roubles per box,  and it   will  be clearly seen that the cast end of  London  has a few  advantages    over  tho far east.  A   TERRIBLE  MASSACRE. '  ��� It is'absolutely futile anybody vis-   ���">  iting this town unless  they are prepared to rough  it and struggle,, continually with adverse circumstances.  Clean water for washing purposes is  rare    indeed, " whilst as for a bath,  even the hotels do not all possess a   -  bathroom.      Notwithstanding     these  annoyances,     there are many   points  of interest to be found in and    near  Blagovostclmnsk.     Tho quaintness of  the Amur at this point attracts all  travelers.     At some seasons of     the ' ,  year the" river banks near  the   town  are fully alive with cattle, and there,  is  also  a considerable  movement  o/  timber.'     About    the    end   of "July,  1R90, a     Chincftc   mob sallied   forth    .  from Aigun and  surprised  tho small  Cossack     garrison    that  commanded  the steamer route  between   the  railway stations  of  the  Slrelcnsk     and  Khabartovsk.      Tho  Cossacks    were  panic-stricken,  and     rushed   to     the  Chinese quarter of    the   town,     surrounding the bazaars with an armed  force.      Tho   defenceless    inhabitants  were dragged  forth   in  batches     and  driven   into  the 'Amur,   where    some  4 000 traders and  coolies  met    their  death,  the, river  being covered    with  corpses.   It was a   torn'bio massacre.  Russian   reinforcements  arrived,   and  thrust buck the     Chinese   from     the  gates of the city,   tho Russians  then  advanced    upon   Aigun    and ieduced  both   the   city    and its inhabitants,  but the memory of both massacres' is  alive to-day.  Employer :���"[ have noticed, Mr.  Timsoii, that you, of all Lhe clerks,  seem to put your whole life and soul  into your work; that no detail is  too small to escape your critical  attention, no hours ton long to  causc 5'ou to repine." Clerk (joyfully) :���"Yes, sir." Kmploycr '.���  "And so, Mr. Timsoii, I am '/Weed  to   discharge    you   nt   once.       It   is  such chaps as you thai go out und  start rival establishments after they  have got Ihc whole thing down  pat."  After buying experier.ce n  s.ud seldom boasts of his bargain.  reprrraBj���-" Il THE IHCURABLI      :  /     ' ' OUB.SD ABAIH  1      J. J. PEB.KINS OWES HIS LIFE  .TO DODD'S KIDNEY  <*���; *     i   ,, pills. -~.���  'ft Manitoba Man Helpless from Kidney Disease 'Made Strong and  Hearty by the Great Canadian  Kidney* Remedy. "  Tyndall, Man.,   April  18.���(Special)  ���,    ���Among the many in the great West  Ri   who confidently state that they   owe  their lives to Dodd's Kidney    Pills is  Mr. J. J. Perkins, a well known resident of  this place.  "For two years I was troubled with  my Kidneys," Mr. Perkins states,  "and at last became so bad that the  doctor gave me up and said I was  incurable.  "I, at times, had such severe pains  )In , my back and kidneys that I  'thought I would have to give up all  ���hope and die. I was unable to  work and was becoming destitute  ! "While in this condition a friend  jpersuaded me'to try Docid's Kidney  jPills. I had little faith in them, and  it was,moro to pleaso him than anything else I gave them a trial.  I "To my surprise the first box did  mo so much good that I felt liko a  new man. Five boxes cured mo completely. ' ,  i' "Dodd's Kidney Pills saved my life  and I cannot praise them too much."  , Thousands of cases 'similar to that  of Mr. Perkins ure tho proof, that  'any Kidney Disease from Backache to  Bright's 'Disease yields readily- to  Dodd's Kidney Pills.    ,   .4   ��� Its  HUMAN"  COPYRIGHT.'  <   o    Infringment   Has    Sometimes  Led to War.  I  j One special feature of many of the  tribes inhabiting New Guinea is the  | unwritten law of copyright in the  'designs with which they tattoo their  bodies. Each tribe has its own particular system of ornamenting the  body, and should a,member of. any  other tribe imitate the pattern,"it is  .regarded as quite' a sufficient reason  for a"'declaration of war between the  two  tribes. '  A traveller who has lately given  to the world his impressions of this  part of the globe, confirms this  ��� statement, and emphasises it by  imentioning an instance-in which war  actually broke out owing to an infringement of this human copyright.'  ! A young warrior fell in love with  | a girl of a neighboring tribe; the  igirl favored his suit, but there was  !a rival in her own tribe. This rival  i wished to know why the girl did not  look upon him with equal favor, and  "why, she" went outside the tribe for a  husband. -    - - - - ' ���  j The girl hesitated, and then re-  .plied���Either as a subterfuge or as a  statement "of actual "fact, i but probably tho former���that the rival was  not so well ornamented as was the  suitor from the neighboring tribe.  The home rival watched for the successful suitor, took note of the pattern, and copied" it. The other  i-iribe resented this infringement, and  declared war, in the course of which  both  suitors  were killed.  There's something radically wrong  about a woman who isn't fond of  dress   parade.  I ARMY  TRIALS.- <���  .   An  Infantryman's Long-  Siege.  This soldier's tale of food-is interesting.  During his term of service in the  17th Infantry in Cuba and Philii>-  pines, an Ohio soldier boy contracted  a disease of "the stomach and bowels  which all army doctors who treated  him pronounced incurable, but which  Grape-Nuts food alone cured:  "In October, 3 899, when my enlistment- expired, I was discharged  from the Army at Calulute, S?hilip-  pines, and returned to the States oh  the first available steamer that left  ' Manila. When I got homo I was , a  total wreck physically and my doctor  put me to bed saying ho considered  mo the worst broken-down man of  my age ho ever saw and after treat-  Ing me 6 months he considered my  case beyond medical aid.  "During the fall and winter of 1900  and '01 I was admitted to tho Barnes  Hospital in Washington, D. C. for  treatment for chronic inflammation  of tho stomach nnd bowels, but after  5 months    returned    homo as bad as  ���ever. ,  "I continued taking medicine until  February, 1902, when reading a newspaper ono day I read about Grape-  Nuts and was so impressed I sent out  for a package right away.  "Tho result is quickly told for I  have used Grape-Nuts continually ever since with tho best results, my  health is so I can do a fair day's hard  work, stomach and bowels are in  good condition, have 'gained 40  pounds in weight and I feci like a  new man altogether.  1 "I owe my* present good health to  Gr,ape-Nuts beyond all doubt for  medical science was exhausted."  Name given by Postum Co.; Battle  Creek, Mich.  Had- he consulted any one of. several thousand physicians wc know of  they would have prescribed Crape-  Nuts 'immediately.  Look in each package for the tam-  ous little book, "The Road to Well-  rill*/'  STRENGTH OF THE'JAPANESE  Most    Unique Among the Peoples  of the  World.    ,  ,A Japanese houso is one of,' the  simplest things ever built, for* it  consists of little more than four  posts and a roof. But such ' "im-  permauence," which is also seen in  other things, is a part of the  strength of the nation, writes Mr.  Douglas Sladen in "Queer Things  About Japan," for no people in the  world have so few wants.  The Japanese have no bread, no  beds, no fires, no'boots or 1 shoes,  no trousers^ for the men, - no petticoats for trio women���for both sexes  wear several dressing-gowns,' one  over  the  other. In   their     houses  they have no windows, nof doors, no  walls but paper -shutters fixed in  grooves, no ceilings, no chests of  drawers, not even a washstand.  4 In the kitchen they have no range  no pots, no pans, no fiour-bins, no  kitchen tables. But then they have  no tables or chairs in the drawing-  loom, and in the real native houso  the drawing-room itself is only a lot  of bedrooms with the paper shutters  taken down. There is no reason  why you should find anything in a  Japanese house except mats and a  charcoal stove for warming your fingers and making tea. . ,  These and a cushion or two, and a  quilt to sleep on, with" an clnborato  conventional politcncbs, constitute  tho furniture of a Japanese house,  except tho guost-chamber. And tho  articles in the guest-chamber consist  of a screen, a kakemono and a ilow-  cr-vnsc.  Along with his magnificent want of  wants, so to 'speak,-'the Japanese  combines a - capacity to get huge  pleasuro out^of what we should regard as trifles,' and after labors and  sacrifices that wo should think intolerable. This extraordinary patience and whole-hearted enjoyment  under ( all the niggurdliness of his  lot marks tho Japanese "as unique  among the peoples of tho world.       .  He lives on next to nothing and  thrives on it. He always has a  smile. ' He works whenever he ' can  got any work to do. They are all  week-days to him.' Instead of.'1 a  seventh day, Sunday, he has his  festa, a national holiday or a ' temple festival. In either case he goes  a-faring to some temple, and takes  his children or a friend. - He is .never too poor to have money, to treat  them.  He only gives himself a holiday  when he is out of. work, and his holidays are inexpensive. He just  walks a hundred miles to see some  famous garden in its glory; he carries his luggage in ^�� box; wrapped  in oiled paper, and gets a bed at an  inn for a halfpenny. ' His fo'od is  almost as cheap;., and when the last  turn in the road shows him -the  irises of Horikari, or tho house and.  cherry-trees .of - Yoshino, on the ^ day  of all the year, he would not change  places' with  the  King  of  England..  Sunlight, Soap will not  burn the nap' off wooleru  nor the surface off linens.  Heart-Sick People.--Dr. Agnew's  Cure for tho Heart, is a heart tonic that  never fails to cure���is swift in its effects���  goes closer to the " border land" and  snatches from death's grip more suffei ers  than any other remedy for any family of  diseases and ailments in the category of  human sufferings. Gives relief in 3c  minutes.���75  Few men can argue about religion  and keep  cool. ' '  Lever's V-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant Soap Powder is better than  other powders, as it is both soap and  disinfectant.  GAVE-UP THE  CASE.  An old lawyer tells a good story  about" a case ho had, but which he  didn't keep. ' .    ,  An Irishwoman sent for him in  great haste one day. She wanted  him to meet her in court, and he  hastened thither with all speed.- The  woman's son was about to be placed on trial for burglary.' When the  lawyer entered ' the court the old  woman rushed up* to him, and in an  excited voice said :��� "   "  "Mr.  B. ,   Oi   want ye  to   git  a  remand for me b'y Jimmie."  "Vory well, madam," replied the  lawyer. . "J will do so if I 'can, but  it will necessary to present to the  Court some grounds for a remand.  What shall I say ?"  "Shure, ye can jist tell the Coort  that Oi want a remand till Oi can  git a better lawyer to spako for the  b'y."  After telling the woman that she  would havo to get another lawyer  to vtake up the case, ho hurried back  to his office  a very angry man.  Sarcastic Father :���"Julia, that  young man Smily has been hero  ���mreo nights in succession, and it  has been nearly midnight when he  left. Hadn't you better invito him  to bring his trunk and make his  home with us ?" Innocent Daughter :���"Oh, papa ! may I ? It is just  what he wanted, but he was too  bashful to ask you. He'll' bo delighted when I tell him this even-  ing.  "How long has the minister been  preaching?" whispered tho stranger,  who had wandered into tho ' church  and sat down away .back. "About  thirty years, I believe," replied flic  other occupant of the pew. "That  being tho case," rejoing the stranger, "I'll stay. Ho must be nearly  done."  No true Kentuckian will take his  morning rye in the form of breakfast food.  REDUCES  EXPENSE  Ault for Ibe Octagon Bar.  The Irish aro scarcely less noted  for their gallantry . than for their  wit, and an example of this virtue  is found in the case of an Irish  judge who"'presided at a trial' in  which the plaintiffs,were a lady and  her daughter. In summing up the  case, tho judge'thus , gallantly began :���"Gentlemen of the jury,  everything in this case seems plain���  except Mrs. O'Toole and her charming daughter."  One way to dodge trie, divorce  courts is to stay single.  State of Ohio, City or Tolido,   >,.  ,     LCCUB COUHTY ' f "���  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that hi  li senior partner, of��� the firm of F. ,J.'  Chuiiey & Co.,-doing business, in Mi*  (Jity of Toledo, County and Stat*  uforcsald and ��� that 'oald firm'will "pay  tho Hum of. ONE HUNDRED .DOLLAltS  for each and every cuee of Catarrh that  cannot be cured by the uso of Hall'a  Catarrh   Cure.      PRANK  J.   CHENEY.  Swoin to before"me and subscribed in  my presence, this 6th day of December,  A.  D.   1886.    A. W. GI.KASON.     "  ��� : ' AotarvPublte  Hall's Catarrh Cora la" taken internally, and acta directly on the blood and.  mucous surfaces of. the system. ��� Sand  for  testimonials  freo.  P.  J.   CHENEY   &. CO.,/roledo, O.  Sold by all Druggists, 75c.  Take Hall's Family Fills for const!;  pation. -���, ,. ^  A man is never more glad to see  his wife "than upon her return from  a shopping tour during which he remained at home to amuse tho baby.  CHEAP ONE WAY RATES .TO THE  'WEST VIA  GREAT NORTHERN, RAILWAY.  Effective daily during March and  April, cheap one way Colonist tickets will'be issued from all stations  in Ontario to all points on the Great  Northern-Ry. in'the States'of Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, also all points in British ' Col-  lumbia.  Oh March 1st, 8th, 15, 22nd ,and  29th, and April Gth', 12th, '19th,  26th, one way second class tickets  will be issued frpm Chicago'to points  in'North "Dakota at greatly - reduced  rates.       ��� *       .      .       "> "   .    , -  Full information as . to time , of  trains, berth rates in Tourist Sleeper, also literature on any ,of tho  above States on application to Chas."  W. Graves, District Passenger Agent,  6 King St. West, Room i2, Toronto.  or'F. I. Whitney, General Passenger  Agent. St. .Paul, Minn.  PUTTING IT MILDI/y.  A traveller .tells of a trip on a  jaunting-car in Ireland where ��� he  had as a fellow passenger an ugly-  looking man whom he was not sorry  to  leave behind at an inn.  "That was a queer-looking fellow,  Pat," I remarked to the waggish  driver as,we proceeded on our. way.  "Faith, " yer honor, and he's as  quare as he looks. He's a villain.  He's done fifteen years for laving his  woifo without visible manes ofr support." ,     ' -,       ,  "Oh, get out, Pat ! A man can't  get fifteen years' penal servitude for  'leaving his wife without visible  means of support.' "  "Shure, and can't he, sir ?" said  Pat, with a twinkle in his roguish  eves. "He  did,  though.   And,   be-  dad ! isn't it leaving yer wolfe  ���without visible manes of support'  when ye throw her out of a window  on the third floor?"  . Rheumatism .wU! Succumb tc  South American Rheumatic Cure bjcaii3,'  it goes right to the se.it of (ha trouble ?;u  removes the cause. Many so-ca'!ci cures be  deaden pain temporarily only, to have it ��.���,  turn again wtn doubled violence. Net r-  with this great remedy It eradicates iron -  the system the l.v,t \estiso of tiio diss,-."-  and its cures arop'-r "I'srn ���71  It's a case of love's labor lost  when a, woman is compelled to. take  in washing in" order to support a  worthless husband. <-  For Over Sixty Years  Mn.'. Wisiaow's Sootiuko Svnur hM boi-n iuo4 1>J  millions of moth, ri fur their children ivhlle teething  Itsoothei the chll.l, i-ofleiu th< (tuum.nl nynpsin. piueg  wind tollo, regulates the utomnch nml bowel*, sdiIU the  bcpt roincdjr for DI��rrhos��. Twenty-lite cents ��� bottle  Bold l>�� drug|[i��t�� throughout the world. Wo sure imi.I  ���ek for " Mil*, winslow s aooTiusa Svitur."   22-01   \  HER   GOOD   POINT.  Even tho most impulsive women  .havo their good.traits.  An Irishman, mourning his late  wife,  tearfully remarked :���t  "Faith, and she was a good woman. Sho always hit me wid de  soft end av tho broom."  ��� The   poisoned   Spring.���As  in  ;aturo so in man, uollufe the spring and  jtbease and waste are bound to follow-the  Stomach and nerves out of kilter mans  poison in the spring South American Ncr-  vine is a great purifier, cures Ingestion  Dyspepsia, and tones Ins nerica. The bait  evidence of its efficacy �� the unsolicited  testimony of thoi:-..inc!�� of cured anea.--76  ���7f' A  -erie*-  d*���4\<7vet Jte^^Mes&rt/nd<'  HOTEL TRAYMORE  ATLANTIC CITY, ME VMEB8EV     }  '  >  '    ���(  /      li  THE mild and'bracing'climate makes' Atlantic City  especially  attractive as a  winter  resort."    The  Traymoreis beautifully located on the most desirable  section of the Boardwalk, and commands a magnificent  6 Ocean'View.    The "House is thoroughly equipped with''  2 every modern improvement that will add to the comfort  and pleasure of the ^guests," and no expense has .'been  ���spared in perfecting, the details of the appointments.  The rooms are handsomely furnished, and the communicating  baths*are supplied -witirboth iresh  and  salt  water. The Atlantic City Golf Links are acknowledged  to be the-finest in-tho United States.' Traymore Book-,,  lets'will be mailed on request; and correspondence rela-'  tive'to rates and accommodations^ respectfully solicited  I TRAYMORE HOTEL COMPANY  !   D.8.WH.TE, '    " '       - Pr..ld.nt ��- M*naBor      g  S ^ 1_I   -" ��� "���' ' " "  \til  "��� .u  WHAT RADIUM CAN DO. ^  It is  stated  that   a small  fraction.  of an ounce1 of-radium, properly..employed, would-provide light for    any  !�� ^SlordaT^uryn��lt,hS-   Montr'cai.Toronto.OtUwa, Queb,  been     calculated-   that    in   a  single - -  -   -  uramme of radium there is sufticient  cnerfry stored up to raise 500 ��� tons  weight a mile high. An ounce would  suffice to drive a 50 h.p. motor-car.  at the rate of thirty miles an hour  round tho world.  Are Banished. by Dr. Agnew's  Catarrhal Powder. It Relieves  in   10  Minutes. v  p. A. llottom, 'druggist, Cookshuo,  Que. says,: "For. 20 years I sulTereU  Tom Catarrh. My breath was very  olTci.sivo even to myself. X tried oveiy-  thing which promised me a cure. In  almost all instances I had to proclaim  tlicin no good at all I was Induced to  try-Dr Agnew'8 Catarrhal Powder I  .got relief Instantly,..after first application It cured mo and I am free fno���  all the effects of it." ��� \  Or Asnaw'J Ointment rolloves eozoma In I da/. 35o  Eggs,  THE  All   KINDS   0V  FRUITS  And Farm Fro?  dues generally^  consign it to ua  an J 'we will pet  you good prices*  %J  T.   P.  As admirable  food  oi tho  ��f   BP^v ffi=Rfc ^ 3  Finest quality and flavour.  Nutritious and Economical*  48���21  1  Buffalo    Blower,  No.   4,   uptight  discharge, 9 inch outlet.  1 Buffalo Blower,    No. 5, horizontal discharge,  10^  in.  outlet.  1  "Earl"   Steam  Blower.  S.   FRANK  WILSON,  73 Adelaide St.  W.,  Toronto.  Dyeing!   Cleaning!  Porthtruy baitaendyonf^ptktoth'* ,,  ''-��� ����BRITISH. AMERICAN-0YilH0:00.,,-^  > Look for M��t Id your town, or uad Alt***;  "1 .  =T    . tf   ,  AUTOMOBILE  UNDERWRITERS  The Winton Touring Cur is appreciated by the best informed because  built on correct mechanical principles, of highest grade materials. As  a prospective automobile purchaser  you dare not, in full justice to yourself, lake chances on an inferior  car. By presenting a car of-sucl��  impel ial merit as is the 1904  Winton, we become "automobile  underwriters"���insuring you against  risk or loss. Have you seen our"  new catalog ?  Tho Winton Motor Carriage Co  ^Cleveland. O., t'. S. A.  Represented In the Dominion  of Canada by  THE AUTOMOBILE & SUPPLY CO  79 Kind St.. S., Toronto. Oat.  Sub Arfencles la Chief  Dominion Cities  lUr^r,  iasuE no. in���oi  ~.i -   ��� _t, i_  A TUN,    B     C,     'iATUK.UAYr - MAY-2i,  1904  c  a lie Atimuaiffl.  I'l.bhi.hecl    o\orj    Stituuliiv   moiiiii:^   bv  'J'iu Ajl'lin Claim  PuuLisuiho Co.  A. C.   iIi'.Jom-uLu, l.Diioii,   I'lioi'iiiEioi;.  UHStii of ijiilillcalloii Penil S'., Atlin, 15. C.  A.1 .01 tiiiiij ItntLh :��� SI 00 per inch, each  lit-.v.-i Usui. IvfiulniK-notice'., 2~> cents, a lino.  Sfjt fi.il Cotituu.t Kates on .ipjilieation.  Plic sub��c: 1 pt 10:1 iji'ioe it, ?0 11 jenr puj-  nblo in aihiuivc. No p iper will bo delivered  uului," tliU'iomlitlim Is complied w ith.  Saturday,  May 2ist, '1904.  The really maike't fish "stands at  present, is botlei than expected and  active enquiry for town aud outside  lots ,15 -being made daily ; .several  iuioortant^aies and-.tiansfeis have  been made within the last month  and many moie would have" been  completed but-for the absence-of  the owners. The opening,, up of  quartz mines within close -proximity to Atlin has had the effect 01  creating special inteiest in 0111  lowusite. ' The general consensus  of opinion is that a bright prospect  is ahead of the realty market, and  property holdeis are agreeably sur  piised at conditions that now pie  vail. '  Think Well of Aiiin.  The " Viotoiia Colonist," in an  article 011 hydraulic mining, says :  "Atlin ii, perhaps, the most important hydraulic field iu British  Columbia, as regards the numbei  ofenteipiises oi that character in  one locality." It reports that the  .-iiospects rue favoiable for the largest output of gold this j ear of any  season since the discovery"bf the  gold deposits in 1S98.  ���fci2"e2gt>&  gtiBSii  Mtliri, ��� liutgy&i '&a  And All Kinds oFJe^rellery Manufactured on the Premises.  jgSF*    Why send otu'wheu you can get good.-, as cheap here'?  Watches Fe'Otsa $3 a&* <��� Fisaa itsso of ���S&tivcsiZM' SgietQczs.  ,JDt��S E6fiERTl& SON; Be .Swiss Waichusators..  Muzzles Wanted.  Big- Fire.  Toiouto, May nth :���The laige  brush factory of Sanderson &'Ros-  ette was destioyed by fire last  night. Damage amounted to ovei  Si 50,000. (    w  Good , Financial  Condition of  Dominion Government.  ' Attention may well "be called to  tiie gieat' nuisance,���noti to , say  .laiiger,���caused b} the number of  <logs aiound town, some of which,  o\eu when working, piove themselves possessed of very aggressive  dispositions. We have in- view,  outrin particular, which has long  been attached to one of the- water  carls round town and which has  ippaiciitl} tbeieby become infected  with hydiophobia. 'We would suggest that dangerous dogs, such as  this, should be muzzled, and .also  that some steps should be taken by  those responsible, for the abatement of the nuisance, caused especial!}' to equestrians aud .bicyclists, by'the members of the caniue  raje, allowed to run unrestrainedly  at large.  THE    KOOTENAV   HOTEL  - O  \,r t ^       .     ���   -_ .          ��� ._        ~_    -.      .      __ .. -   _ ..   _ 1    .��� .      >- �� -4      -r ���*      v ���'  o  O-  0  o  o  Ccm.  A, R. McDonald, Proprietor.  FlKCT   AND  TKAINOK   STKUHTS.  ��,  This First Clusa Hotel luib Ijcuii i oniuiluli'il iind i orim.i..lii'il tin on^ln.iil  and ollei'b the hci,i tiecuiiiniuiliitlon to Transient <>r I'l'i'iuuiiiMit  , . Guests.���AiiinriLaii uud I'.tuoiieuii ijIiiii.  EismGSt Wines, Ik'jsiafS and Gegczi's.  Billiards   and'  Pool.  o  <}  %  o  %  V  SI  Q*o*o<fro*o,>o^o*o<>Os>ot*Ov>o.O\>o0^o^o<><:'^ooo<>o<��o<��Os>o*'':t<��O';,'''*;t^  Q  "H  as  10  <  R  V  if  ?,  U  8  'A  <  K  P  H  i��  8  K .  GOLD; I-IO'USIE,  DISCOVERY,   B.   C.  STRICTLY  FTRST  CLASS.  'JOHN   WOLTERS,   Proprietor.  .STAQE    U    LIVltliY    ITS'    CONNrCI'lON  0  13  u  0  a  H  j  3  Q  <DIXCN  Died Far From Home.  BROTHERS,   Proprietors   �����*   Pool '&    Billiards,    Free. -    '."-,'���  Freighting'and Teaming     , ..&        Horses and Sleighs for" Hit��.,  , J. ' ffi'' KI'CHAED!  j  Ottowa, May 10th :���The Dominion -financial statement for the  past ten months shows a sin plus of  $20,000,000. It has been decided  that tiie greater pait of it will be  -used iu the reduction of the public  debt.  Will Be Welcome.  Mr. J. D. Graham, formerly Gold  Commissioner of this'district,' who  has been spending a few days in  Victoiia and Vancouver since-his  re tin 11 from England, intends coming north again to engage in milling matters.  The death of Archie-Cameron  took place on the evening of > the  seventh inst. in the Atlin Hospital.  The deceased, who was.23 years  old and a native of St. -"Elmo, Glen1  garry Coin.ty, Out.,'succumbed to  an attack of typhoid fevei. He  had been lor about four years in  British Columbia, of which the last  year was" passed in this district.  f-Ie worked at first for Dau. Mc-  Ke-nzie on Boulder Creek aud later  lor Messrs. Black aud Grant on the  same creek.  - The deceased was a general favourite among his friends, one of  whom will accompany the bod}'', on  the  opening of navigation, to St. J  Elmo, where his parents still reside.  ATLIN   &  DISCOVERY.  Full tine of ��� Clothing' Just From the* East  '"    >   THE   LATEST" "STYLES. ,    '     ^  Complete .Stock of Dry Goods- ' -  THE    LATEST   ��M    HATS,     BOOTS    AMES     SHOES.  jS5&~       -   GOLD    SEAL   GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods are the Best-and Our Prices the Lowest.  'Ci  m  The Hon. James Reid, Senator  'for Cariboo, Passes Av/ay.  Senator James Reid died on the  3rd inst. at the family residence on  Melville Street, Vancouver,  The  late  Scnatoi   was  born  at  Hull,  Ottawa County,  Quebec, on  August 2nd, 1839.   He was heavily  iuleiesled iu  mining ventures aud  very piosperous in mercjnlile enterprises.    As a polhician his career  was  both   honorable   aud   useful.  He   was   elected   to   succeed  Mr.  Thompson, M. P. for  Cariboo, in  1881, and   was  re-elected  in   1882  and 18S7.    His deatli  leaves a vacancy in the Senate for the Liberal  government to fill.  The Rise and Fall. '  The lowest and highest tempera-  The Canadian 'Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID' UP   $S,7oo,ooo.  RliCSIiKVK,   $3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie,  San Francisco,  Portland,        .  ',  Skagway, etc  Exchange sold on &$$ Points.. -���  Goi,d Dust Pukchaskd���Assay Office in Connection. '    .  '     ' ' D. ROSS, Manager.  20th inst,  are as  follows  -CA.   CllUXI.lg  May  14  36 .  ibove  49 above  15  32  46  16.  27  -  47  17  ! '27  48   '  18  34  44  19  27  49  20  33  44  J.G  . Con.NELr..    1  9  V. TROTMAN,   Manager.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  ��� a��  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASF GOODS A SPECIALTY.  " Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  Houflriiim-tors for Dij[0n'3 stnffe.  Hycfr^uli��   Mining'  *��p  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,    .WATER    GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL)   RIEI'XES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED  PIPE  Estimates furnished  on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C.  W  T,  A  ^"i V  )  I!'-"  f/  r"    .. I  |w  I  Is.  X Fj ,I.\,   13   C , SATURDAY,   M A V  _>. ,    to m  ."ixiji --ATL1N   TKADINGr  Big  Clearance- Sale'of Winter'Dry   Goods  nrnrn  .       As our Diner is going East to puicbase'a laige\tock of Dry Goods  we have decidetl to vicnhce the stock on hand, to make 100m foi   NEW  Go.d, to .m��e in Hie Spring.   'Below a.e a leu uf the nianv cut paces  Aieu's all wool Toques        $0.75  &  jjSi:00    Reduced    to';$0:50  Men's all wool Giev,,Socks     '  Ladivs' NaUual v, ool Undeiuea"i  Alon'i \Eaekuiaw Coats      -$5.30  ���Men s ,Ji uoolvCau.uli:m Tweed Pants $3:50  .Ufii'sall wool Ma.lil.ix ,, ,',     g'4;oo  $4 9��r  $2.50  $3-oo  $0:5G       11.'      -    3-foi$i:oo  t    1     ��� ���     , " ,  v $3:o��       "        ~   ^2-50 suit^  ���     Ladies   Combination Stodvin��&'& Riibbcis        " ,,        -        g1:75  !���.,   WVU>U  VflI1>   il   )��'ge  a^oilnieiii   of  Floor and/labia Oilclotli-  '\VulJ   F.ipe.   - Ale's   i(ea��hei   Glove*   mid ' Mitts-Geimau   Socks,  H ankets. ��� \\ pel Mutt,   and Gloves. ������ (fietons & Flannelettes ' etc   '  A.   S.   CROSS,   President. N   'C.   Wheeling,   Secretary.'   ' '  NOTICE.  '  t  f _^_    \'> 1JUCATJL0N "FOR  TRANS'  i'Hi'i OF  I.IjUOR  LICENCE.  j 'VAM'is. JllOMl^ I'KOl'GHTON. of  1 l��<, I m .1 ul Atlin UrilHli Uolumliiii.  Ii'inln n'l>b Ki 1 In- llociulof MivncoCom-  m'muiiM fm 1 t, nisr^i or llio hotel li-  .VIII 0 >IOl\ l"ol,l li.v E IS Uovwlli, to soil 111-  lo\H .1(111*   luiuui-,   1111(1(11   IllomovlMOHH of  tli<> MtitlitO", 111 ilinf hi Imlf, in ilia jncmiseu  It, <>\\|i (iffd (If. uliml  n>  th(" Rowil  Hotel,  U1"i ���" 1 to 011 Lot 7, Itlixlr r>, of t lin Tom 11-  iti-  of    \lliu,   ro   comimmt.",. ,on   t'lp   fiifcti  .l.i"- of fiih, I9J(  . i'\ |io>i iiflnc .uMi, ^ U    -Allnf.BC.  Tin* mini" >v i>l 1 I I > i , of ��� Ifii oh nor of tho I  i" iiius?s  iiir. 0,1 1   *o   lia   licoii".eil   mo:���  1    '   ��!>       ''   ���>   "litou, Vth.i  is. C  ',.U" I L111-. i* 1.  '1.1 of M,i\, \0~4-  V  T. Tl.OUGHTOK.  Si ,utuiiiu of tlivh,)���(���(,   of tin In.oii<.e ���  li   Ros&nLt.i.  \$f@rtiheme 'Lumififer G��,  Limited.  E, S. Wilkinson, P.L.S.  Wm. Brown, C.C-  NOTICE.  APPLICATION-    FOR   TRANS;  ���   PER OF IJOUOR LICENCE.  j      UJi:X\M)Ll,'   R     aloDO.VW.D,   of    tho  x >    Town of Mini, Bi tti,h Columbia, heie-  l)\   sue  notiio  tour   I  slull  upiilj   to tho  t Do.ii lofLiPin e Coiii*rnis<..oiieis f��i .ittans-  ft.i of tho liutfl  hotuce ut pi cent hold bj  Geoitre K" H.ij i-s7tu s=i"ll iiito\ii;utiii{; liquors  ,11 icici tliy pioM^ioi s ol the statutes mthat  lielinlf, in t!i��M)iemi-,o-> lino mi and debcrihed  -m^ tn-'nootwiii. tlol.4, sifMto'oii  ifu stand  'I 1 iiiioi  o.it'Bls.  \tli,i, ijinisli Columbia, to  coimne.ice on tlio lust dm of J lib, 1901 '  Mj post offlco addieas is .���Atlin, 13. C.  Tho iiiiino und eddross of tho on ner of tho  l>i onuses pioposed to bo licensed aro :��� J.'rs.  Saiah McDonald, Atlin, H. C.  Dutod this 6th dnj of Mnj , 1001.   ������  A. R. McDonald.  Sisnntiiio of tho present holder  of  tho  lieenso"���        t  Gi.o. Ii. Haies, i  In tus iittcjt-uei in fact, J.-G. Cohnell.  On and aftci the 231c!., ol April,  1904 and until' fin thci notice the  following^ will he the piiccs'ol Luui-  bei. , '  Rough, up to S inches,'$40.  (io       do     10      ,',   ' , 45.v  do       do     12v    ;,        5o.  ,   Matched, $50 00.  r    S." D $5.00 & D. D. $10. extra  12)4 pei cent discount will be al  lowed foi cash at time of ordeiing.  GENH R A L -B LACKS M ITH  & MACHINE  SHOP.  Metropole Hotel Building-,  . -  Discovery Street, Atlin.  WILKINSON ���& 'BROWN  ProtrinvSaB lacseJ   Surveyors   &   GiviS 'Engineers.   ' '  Ihdrmilic   Mine   I n��,ineor!��,0   a   Speci.illy ��� Ofliu,, 1'oni 1   St .'near Third St,. AxiiW, BC  * ��� I  ,-    -I*  gg^?3 rsz  #  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH. -  _    ,' EVERYTHING CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER*.  "Ztg!-t���>*>Ba1e   Restaaraut in, OonneGtion.  '     -'���      *   o David Hastik,   Proprietor.-  CORNIiR  MRSTVAVENUB AND  DISCOVERY  STREET, "aTIE.   N  TJIE'WHITEPASS&YUKON ROUTE.  Blacksmith Work,*Bolts & Nuts,  Pipe & Pipe Fitting,, Engine-"aud  Boiler^Repairing, Plot Water. Coils  made and fitted, Denick Mounting,  Wire Cable, Pulley Blocks *&Tac-"  kle, Boats & Boat Fittings.,  ���,  W.J. Sjiith"& Co..' Proprietors.  Pacific   and   Aictic   Raihvaj   and Nawffation t'ompanj,  nbia Yukon   Kailnay Company. t  Ui ltislrCohinil  Vy    British Yukon   Raihiaj Company,  Ko.SX.   B.  2nd cluas.  8. 30 p. m.  10.30   ���   '  11. 40 a.m.  12" 20  2.15  6.40  Nol   N.  B  1st class.     j  0. SO a. m.   LV  10 m )   "-  u.oo|c  12-15 j  12. 35 I p.m  2.10   ���  4. 30   ,?. -     AR  IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901,      '  Daily except Sundaj.    -   .  " t  No    2. S.1 Bound  SKAGUAY  WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  'AR.'  1st olass.  4 30 p."m.  8  05  .3.00   ���  S. 10   ���  1.35)  1.13 i p.m  ll'30 a.m  9  30  No.'4 S Bound  Snd nlnsi.  AR   4. lSa"fm.  i- w ���  1. 00 ���  12. 20   p.m.  10. ��    ���  7.  BENNETT   '  CARIBOU   -'  I'"  ; ����     WHITE HOKSB LT .,        9  30...      LV     7��^  lEassensers must bo at depots in time to ha\0 lJaB(?aCo impacted and oheok��l"��� 1-.  specHotiisstoppodSOmimitcsbofoieleaMn^timooftiain . ""'^:J*  ��?h eJci: SaSu^'Ssr ::1"be c ���eekc<, fi ia "^each f uii ^�� H^t��-������*  ^Sas^o  &        c  ���-5LASKA   ROUTE   SAIUNGS���  The Allowing Sailings are announced for the month of  May, lea\iiig v Skagway at" 6  p in ,  oi  on arri\al .of the .tiaiu :  "Piinccss May"���May 14th, 24th  aud June 3rd  "Anni! "���May .9'h and 29th.  For   tuithei   in foi mation, 'apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Slaagway. Alaska.  '. ',   APPLICATIONS - FOR'  LIQUOR   LICENCES. '  -   ' - .���  ^ \  A Meeting of the Board of Licence Commissioners for the "Atlin Licence District"  will be held in the" Court House, Atlin, B. C, on Wednesday, June 15th, 1904, at 10 a.m.,  to consider the granting of the following applications: - - '  Name of Applioant.  Anderson, William A.,  Ashton, Fiancis G.,   Cornell/James G.,   Clark, James,   Callbreath, Frank J., ...  T  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DININC ROOM  NOWOPEN,  Furnishing    The  y UEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest ol  Iiijuors.     Good ^tabling.  H\rland, John,   ..'..  Dixon, Robert B.,'.  Galarnci, A. L......  Hastie", David   Johnston, Samuel,.  Joyce, Frank,   De��oi lotion of Lioence.  Renewal of Hotel.  Kn. Sands, Propiiotor.  "\  haThs  e   tsi.��   BARBER SHOP  F. Suiiu.ds. & Eddy Durham.  Aon orrnin tlioir new   niiiii'tei s next  10 t'lii IlanK ol U. N. a.. b'lMtbtreot.  The lintli loomnaiu ciiiialli 113 jrood as found  to ottiei.   Piivnto Etitrantro for Indies.  Kiikland. John   McDonald, Alexandci  R.,.  McDonald, Daniel,   Queen, Ellswoilh P.,   Queen, Ellsworth P   Roxborough, John   Sands, Edward,   Troughton, Francis T   Tugwell, Thomas,   Wolteis, John ,."  - 12 months Renewal of Hotel. -  Renewal of Hotel   Localitj of Promises sought to bo Lioenood.  Transfer of Hotel.  Renewal of Hotel.  Tiai.sfei of Hotel   12 mouth-3 Renewal of Hotel.  BahuoraJ Hotel, Discovery, B. C.  Dawson Hotel, Taku', B. C.  Nugget Hotel, Discovery, B. C  Half Way House, Atlin, B. C.  Callbieath Hotel, Telegraph Creek.  B. C.  Hyland   Hotel,   Telegraph  Cieck,  B.C. *   '  Russell Hotel, Atlin, B. C.  B. C. Hotel, Discovery, B. C.  Grand Hotel, Atlin, B. C.  Vancouver Hotel, Atlin,'B  C.  White Pass Summit Hotel, White  Pa��s Summit, B. C.  Kirkiand Hotel, Atlin, B. C.  Kootenay Hotel, Atlin, B. C.  Arctic Hotel, Eake Betinet, B. C.  Lelaiid Hotel, Atlin, B. C.  Royal Hotel, Discovery, B. C.  Sui prise Lake Hotel, Surprise Lake.  B. C.  Pine Tree Hotel, Discovery, B. C.  Royal Hotel. Atlin, B. C.  Log Cabin Hotel, Log Cabin. B. C.  Renewal of Hotel 'Gold House, Discoveiy, B. C.  Atlin, B. C, May 16th, 1504.  Walter Owen, Chief Licence Inspector.  7 j-  "-   &|  M      'j   ^  s     ')  'A ,��-r J[  '  V^ ��� -";i  .    i- -'.'   .  V  ',  -M  LI                 <     ,F \  CI  tt  fi. r-.'SWk*^ AV'*!i4<t**��n�� (  ^���ttMiMw^rwmifeswwOTieMUM**^?...!  =-*���&  xjcadz.  -\  '��� ���ft&�����OOtt��������  OHAt'TER  IX.���(Continued.)  Thou she turned, delicately fluslied  with a pleasant excitement and ran  with a springing step in froin the  frosty air, singing somo snatch of  song in the . glow kindled by this  passing,- glimpse of another kind of  lite. A long dormant something  woke within her under tho spell of,  the lady's gracious presence; her  voice, her face, her smile set many  , curroiits astir in her half-petrified,  half-crushed nature. It was wonderful to Jessie that she should at  - once have detected her loneliness,  not tho loneliness natural to a.  young creature bereft of kindred and  'friends,'' but that more invincible  loneliness of one who lives among  uncongenial and unsympathetic natures. Even Philip had never seen  this; Philip, with all his tenderness,  held her but a slight, mindless, colorless   creature.        ���  "And to think," mourned Mrs.  Fluminer, '/.that the parlor should  havo been all littered up with your  painting messes���and the smell too,,  as if the houso .was being done up���"  for company to sec." ���>  "Miss Lonsdale paints herself,  ,.cousin," Jessie replied, gently. /'I  don't think she minded it. Pleas*  let me do a little more, now the  light is, good. I will make all tidy  by  dinner-time."  "To be    sure,   Jessie, I'm not onn  '   to ' go     against   my \own flesh    and  blood,"  continued Mrs.  Plummer,  in  a-resigned voice;, "and if you are.to  be, an   officer's  lady,   tidy  ways     of  plain folic can't be expected of   you.  But. 'tis a pity.      Many.a time I've  spoke  to  your poor mother  against-  the way you was bred  up, never   to  ksoil  a  hand.        And  I  always     told  your    poor     father     tho  day     would  ' come  he'd.repent  it.      But I    might  as  well  havo talked  to  that cat."  Sevastopol, , whom Mrs.  Plummcr  equally , disliked     and   feared,   ' was  , not the only waif from the mill that  found  refuge beneath  her hospitable  roof. It  chanced   that.' she needed  -both a dairy woman and a cow-man'  soon after Mr. Meade's death, and  eet hor heart upon" Sarah, the maid,  and Abraham Bush, the>,miIler'B  man'. One obstacle prevented . her  from engaging-them; they worn not.  married, and tho Redwood's cowman and dairy-woman had always  hitherto been man -and wife. After  fioino reflection, she commanded her  husband to open negotiations with  Abraham, and at a certain stage to  inform him that his bachelor condition, was a bar to tho office. At  the same time she broke ground  with Sarah and lamented that it  was impossible to come to terms  with a woman who had no husband. l '  "You never gave a thought to  marrying, I suppose, Sarah," she  eaid  at  this stngc.  "I never encouraged nobody while  poor Misses was alive," Sarah replied; "hut to be sure, a lorn ooman  is lonesome when getting in years.  It's like this, Miss riummer, I've  had my own way th'is Ave and forty  year, and . that's pretty nigh  bo much as anybody hev a right  to."  "To bo sure, Sarah," assented  Mrs. Plummcr, "you've had more  liberty than a woman ought to,  and it is time you began to think  of doing for some man going to rack  and ruin for want of a wife; you  don't know any steady widower-  man who might be looking after  you now, do you ?"  ' "I knows two or three looking after the bit of wage I've a put by,"  Sarah replied, thoughtfully; "ain't a  gwinc to hev they, not as I know  on."  "Abraham Bush has money of his  own," suggested Mrs. Plummer, cautiously.  "Very like; he's a near ono is  'Abram. Vino weather for gairdens,  Miss Plummcr, ain't it ?"  Mi's. Plunimor then put a similar  question (o 'Abraham.  "Ay, I've thought o' matrimony  many a time." Abraham replied.  "I've always a thought better of  it."  ,"You'll bo getting in years, Abraham," Mrs riummer urged, "and  you'll   find   tho want of  a wife."  "I'vo a vound it this vifly year,"  returned Abraham, "and l'vo vound  tho befit sart of a want. It's like  this yer, mum. Muterimony is tcr-  bTc easy to vail into, but t's terble  hard  to vail out of."  "A nice, steady, hard-working woman with a bit of money put by,  Abraham, would bo the making of a  man like you."  "I dunno as . anybody'd hae me,"  Abraham replied, in a relenting  way; "but there, I need so well look  round, Miss Plummer."  "Look at Sarah," suggested Mrs.  Plummcr. A  '.'Many's tho time I've looked at  she," said Abraham; "a near one is  Sarow."  "And such a dairy-woman !" sighed Mrs. Plummer. "Well, good evening, Bush and if you should hear of  a married couple without encumbrance,  you'll let us know."  "Yes, I'll let yc know, mam."  Tho consequence was that one  'evening Abraham lounged into tho  Btillbrooke Mill kitchen,  Just before  tho auction took place, and sat  thoughtfully staring at the lire in  silence for some moments. Sarah  sat at the other side of the hearth  near the window with somo needlework and wondered, as she had won-'  derod for tho last ten years, if Abraham was coming to the point.  Abraham wondered on his part, as  he had wondered for the last ten  years on similar occasions, if he  should succeed in coming to the  point. ' At last, with a mighty effort which made his very bones ache,  ho uttered the following pregnant  words: '  "I reckon I bain't much!' of a ono  for marryen."  "Moro bain't I, Abram," retorted  Sarah .^promptly.  He was foiled, and began to wonder how many more years would  pass by before ho would again bo  able to.open a parallel of such importance. The clock ticked on for  somo minutes', making a sort, of  rhythm with Sarah's'clicking needle;  Abraham scratched, his head and  moved uneasily in his" chair, till at  last ho came out with, "There aint  no particular harm in" materimony  as I knows on, Sarow."  - "'Tis well enough for some volk,"  Sarah admitted, guardedly.  . "'Tis hworte in the Bible that two  is better than one," contended Abraham, after another perplexed- five  minutes  of silence.  "Sure" enough," she replied, "I'd  sonner hae two cows t'han one if  they was giv' mo."  ".Lord ha massy !" groaned Abraham, within himself, "!_ shan't get  drough with this in a week o' Sundays. Who'd a thought the ooman  was that dunch, and had such a  power of words inside hor ?'*  "I've always a said," he continued, "when I marries I shall hae a  ooman by tho name o' Sarow to go  long  with Abram like  the Bible."  "Hev ye now ?,. Well there's ea,  plenty of Sarows to hev." ;v  "Sure enough, .there's a many  Sairows, but thoy baint all up to  dairy-work,"  continued Abraham.  "I 'lows they baint. Abram," returned-Sarah, with an air of grim  abstraction. "Sarow Cooko" now;  she caint'so much as skim a pan o'  milk, no,sense. Poor missus used  to hev her when I had that" fever,'  you minds. Pretty nigh drove her  crazy, Sarow did."  "1 med so well go drough with 't,  now I've began," thought Abraham  to himself, "but darned if I ever  asks another ooman to marry me,  after this yer." 'He cudgelled his  brains in silence for some minutes,  with his hands thrust into his pockets, ^his legs stretched out straight  toward the fire, and his eyes contemplating his boots, which were  powdered with fine meal like all his  garments, his hair, and his face,  over which his hat was firmly rammed for the double purpose of concealing his blushes and giving him a  resolute air.  Sarah, a wholesome, pleasant-  faced woman with ruddy cheeks' and  strong, black hair tinged with gray,  stitched diligently on with an imperturbable  face.  "Massy mo I" she thought to hftr-  solf, "anybody mod newst so well  bo made love to by a owl. Why  cain't the wold dunderhead up and  say 'Will ye hae me, Sarow ?' and  ha' done'wi' 't ?"  "Sarow," continued Abraham, solemnly, "mo and you's kep company  together  this vivtecn year."  "Anybody must hae somebody to  walk with," returned Sarah, as if to  exculpate herself from the charge.  "You boint much to look at, to bo  sure."  "I'vo a hundred and vivty pound  in bank !'���' he  added,  doggedly.  "Hev ye f"  "Barn it all, Sarow," cried Abraham, goaded to desperation. "What-  ever's tho good o' wivcrin about  liko this yer ? Well yc hae mo or  wunt yc ?"  "Now you talk sense, Abram," replied Sarah, judicially. "I dunno  as I'm one fur marrcn, though. A  man do make such a litter stabbling  about houHn, smoking and wanting  vittlcs all day long. I've kep clear  o' the men this vivo and vorty year,  and I done well enough."  "WelL there ! if you wont hae mo,  Miss 'Plummer wunt hae you. I  dunno as you're man enough fur tho  place, a tor all, Sarow. Whoever  takes on wuld master's mill must  hae a man I reckon," he added, reflectively. "I novcr was much fur  materimony meself. I'vo tried zinglc-  ness this vivty year, and I never  had no' vault to vind wi't. You can  get out-o' singleness, but once into  materimony there you must bide."  "Sure enough, Abram, thero you  must bide," commented Sarah,  thoughtfully.  "Well, bo ye gwinc to hitch on to  me or.baint yo ?" growled Abraham,  wrenching himself from his chair  with a view to taking his departure.  "Well, there 1" slowly and deliberately replied Sarah, upon whom this  significant gesture was. not lost. "I  'lows I med so well hitch on,  Abram. : Miss Plummer do want mo  bad for tho dairy. Siic'vc got a  tongue, to bo sure, but Lord,  what's  a tongue when you knows the'worst.  of  it?"  Thus it came to pass, to ihc great  satisfaction of Jessie, that Sarah  Fry and Abraham .Bush wero made  one, and soon afterward installed at  Redwoods, ' where their kind, familiar faces made the large kitchen a  home-like place, to which she often  resorted for a pleasant chat, Abraham's part of \vhich consisted chiefly of a scries ��� of grunts, and which  kept Jessie's heart-warm and human  in her petrifying isolation.  CHAPTER  X.  'Jessio was mistaken in her surmise  that she was not again to see Miss  Lonsdalo, for tho next morning the  bright plume flashed above the low  garden wall, tho pretty, ponies stopped at the wicket, and the sitting-  room was again brightened by tho  lady's presence.  She came to see how the skotch  was progressing,' she wanted to take  a hint from Miss Meade; for, fond  as sho was of sketching from nature,  she had never yet been very successful, ,. in it. She had ventured to  bring, a' portfolio of ^watcrcolors and  prints, "also a book ' that Jessie  might like, a, lovely book, which  opened ' a new world to Jessie, it  was called "The Seven Lamps of  Architecture."   '  Before long Clara Lonsdale could  not walk, or sketch, or read a new  book without Jessie, and the days  in which Jessio was not commanded  to tho Court were blanks to tho  lonely girl. Tho Plummers saw the  growing intimacy . with no concern,  they held it an honor to Jessio and  by reflection , to themselves; 'they  considered' her position too far beneath Miss Lonsdale's for any  thought.to enter tho child's head.  At Mar well Court thero was more  concern on Jcssio's account. Even  Lady Gerlrudo was sufficiently interested ' to say" that' it- was a pity  while Sir Arthur ono - day rcmon-'  strated  with  Clara.  "It is a very pretty head," ho  said, "and you might find something  better to do than turn it for your  amusement. < I've half a mind to  warn tho Plummers."  So 'Clara immediately found something bettor to ,do. She took Jessie in to amuse tho invalid girl,  Ethel Medway, one day. Ethel at  once took "to a, face so sweet and so  near her own age, and Sir Arthur,  over-glad to find - any means of  brightening his daughter's sad life.  said no moro  Jessie left Miss . Blushford's ,at  Easter . when , the Medways \ wore  again at 'Marwell, and Clara was  again irterested^in her new friend;  with whom she had maintained a  brisk correspondence in' tho interval,  and 'with whose brief, and uneventful history she was soon fully acquainted.  The news of the final capture, ' of  Lucknow by Sir Colin Campbell had  been received, and though the great  revolt was now virtually quelled,  Pliilip still had ��� sterner work, than  marrying cut out for him for months  to como yet. , In his letters he now  only alluded to their union a.m distant possibility; as to Jessie's letters ho seldom alluded to them at  all. Many never reached him, those  ho did receive came out of their proper order and with such gaps and  want of sequence that they were  difficult to understand. On his  part ho had things of deadly interest to relate during .the prolonged  sieges that he confined himself to tho  boldest statement of facts, and this  he often repeated, knowing how  many chances there were that his  letters would never reach their destination. Thus tho two young people were spiritually as well as physically separated.  The wearing, wasting pain of vainly waiting for the post, of fearing  the postman's knock ancl yet being  blankly disappointed when he brings  nothing to till up the emptiness of  the weary day, such, the frequent  portion of women, "who vvco'p while  men work, wait while .they are absent, watch while they enjoy, was  Jessie's portion in her secluded iso-  iation. She    ate   her     heart   out  while watching for Indian letters  and when tho-'rare, long-expected  missive did arrive���and sometimes  the same mail brought two���was always, after the first thankfulness  that Philip was still alive and well,  miserably disappointed and sat  down to write her answer fooling  that she might as well sock counsel  and comprehension of a stono wall.  Yet there was only Philip to speak  to, and Miss Lonsdale, who read  tho child's inmost heart as she read  tho last new novel, because it was  something now and therefore inter-"  csting to a world-worn' mind.  In the genial spring weal her they  could sketch in tho open air, and  mado appointments to meet at selected points of vantage, so that  Clara might take hints and examples  from .Jessie's greater skill and talent, sho said, but really lor the  companionship.  How happy Jessie was in this, to  her, rare and cultivated companionship I How charming, clever, and  accomplished as well as kind und  friendly tho woman of. the world appeared to tho simple girl I Her  graco seemed beauty, hor polish  courtesy, her superficial cleverness  and information genius and learning  her tact, heart-sympathy. Indian  letters, Redwoods v homespun, Miss  Blushford's ; fettering -pettiness, her  own idle aimless life; all wero forgotten with Clara.  One lovely forenoon they met by a  thick grovo of old oaks, descending  a moderate slope '. to ��� a fair-sized  sheet of water, the banks of which,  except that opposite the skctchors,  rose steep, crowned with' trees. From  this level  bank tho rich sward,  dot  ted by clumps of, fine trees, rolled  away up to the terrace in front of  Marwell Court, the long and imposing front of which rose clear in the  April sunlight and' traced itself on  a background'of-wooded upland. On  one side of the fino pile a long vista  of level landscape stretched -away  to some distant blue hills, on the  other a *' hanging wood clothed a  steep-ascent, in the, foreground -some  deer were grouped,-~aS'if for the ox-  press purpose of composing a pic-,  ture; over all' was the sweet, deep  April sky of magical pale blue opalescence, from the mysterious depths  of which clouds seeircd to issue in  voguo^ soft outlines, which melted  and�� mingled imperceptibly into its  far lavender-blue recesses. The first  swallows of the year, flashed dark  against that lovely sky, white-pig-  cons ' and blue flew with < clanging  wings beneath it, larks shot up in  spires of eddying song and were lost  in it. the fresh half-opened foliage of  beech, elm, and larch', flushed translucent on" tho wood beneath it.- The  sunshine was tender and even fresher  than the light soft airs stirring tho  budded woods; one seemed to bathe  health from its' pure* radiance, it  threw,, a glory over everything,  steeping the turf and young leafage,  and calling forth such warm and  acute touches of color from tree-  trunks, the red broken banks and  tho still lako through which a  stream loitered slowly, as no' pencil  could  reproduce.    .   '  Russot and gold leafage wan just  beginning to break forth hero and  thero in tho gray masses of onk tops  over their heads. Looking back into the living' roof * you saw only  silvery mazes of "'thickly interwoven  boughs, relieved by ,.some .burst of  fresh lcafago or some' green undergrowth. The pale net-work made  a hoary gloom about the strong low  arches of thoso stout gray pillars;'  solemn, mysterious, and suggestive.  All.sorts of dreams rise and embody  themselves in'.such > dim woodland  haze; dryads, * nymphs, and fauns  spring to life; fairies disport themselves about the mossy roots. And  when tho sunshine loses itself in  thoso close-woven branches, or  shoots through somo aperture in tho  oaken roof, flighting up clusters of  pale, sweet primroses, delicate lightly-swaying wind-flowers, beds of  wood-violets, spires of early bluebells piercing- the moss and the red  relics of last year's leaves, the effect  is  truly magical.  But if the oak coppice behind  them spoke of hoary-legend and gray  antiquity, all that lay before their  eyes breathed of youth and morning  in its fresli and tender beauty. ' The  still lake, 'of a deeper azure than the  lavender-blue'sky, reflected the delicate tints of youngest' green and  gave back the pensive gaze of primroses, most -youthful and maidenly  of flowers, and mirrored, the , pale  golden ' glory of blossoming sallows,  already' thronged" with inebriate  bees. Nests were hidden 'down by  tho water where the sedge rustled  drily, little -dark moor-hens darted  out, with .their wild, plaintive cry;  an emerald flash lighted on a sallow,  bough, i its double in tho water beneath proclaiming it ,,.a kingfisher;  pigeons murmured contentedly, the  little stream gurgled musically in its  rocky descent to the lake, the spring  like 'fragrance of young leaves filled  tho air.  Jessie, seeing and feeling all this  fresh, live beauty as sho stood by  the easel near hor worshipped friend,  felt dopths upon depths within her,  whether of pain or joy she did not  rightly know; all was vague and undeveloped, like tho blind stirrings of  tho spring in the world around; last  year's nestlings cannot toll what  wonders may happen as tho spring  days go 'by with fresh miracles, so  it is with* young, unstirred hearts,  ignorant of* the advancing pageant  of life.  "How beautiful, how very beautiful !" she murmured drcumily, as  she gazed before her.  "Passable," commented her companion,  "subdued scale of coloring."  "And how pleasant to be with  you, dear Miss Lonsdale," continued  Jessie. "I think [ never quite lived  before. I shall never," sho added,  "be happier than I am to-day./'  Clara looked at tho young, sweet  rapt face with\ a mixture of envy  and pity, scorn and tenderness, wonder and amusement. "Foolish  child," she said, caressingly;- "how  long is it since you wished to forget  your own existence V Come and  sketch in these trees for inc."  Sho smiled a glad assent and bent  over tho easel. Sho did not know  that' oven now the shadow of advancing fate was fulling upon hor,  stealing from tho mysterious inas'C  of��� oak-boughs in the heart of the  wood, and that she would never  again bo the saino fresh-hoar!rd girl  that Hilled lightly over the daisied  sward in that morning's sunshine.  Sho wtis only conscious of the blithe  wood-notes warbling in Hie spring  air, the crackling of boughs and  dead leaves beneath a firm quick  step, tho sound of a mellow human  voice, as tho smoke of a cignr overpowered tho wood-scents, and turning round, she looked straight into  tho faco of a,young and handsome  man whoso eyes were alight with a  fire such/as sho had never seen' be-  foro and never could forget.  Hor gaze grow wide'and brilliant  as at mot and mingled for one electric moment with the new-comer's,  then fell,' and she turned again to  hor work.  "Unearthed you at last, Clara,"  the mellow voice was saying.  "Is that you, Claude ?" Clara re-  pliod, without turning hor hend. "I  certainly pity you at this time of  year in the country with nothing to  kill."      -  "Is      time   nothing?"    he    asked.  rather reluctantly throwing his cigoi  away.' ' '';  "Oh, ' smoke if you like," flswi  Lonsdale said; "no one here dislike;  tobacco.,", '  Which filled Jessie with [surprise. ,  (To be Continued.) ,  VERB  AND-P"P��.;.-��� JtTTION.  '���' f  Place Many Difficulties in the For  eigner't.  ���  - English is 'sa'id to be one of th��  most difficult languages in'the world  for a' foreigner to learn. The verbt  and propositions arc particularly ,  nuzzling. A professor in Columbia  School of Mines tells of the trouble!  of     a    Frenchman    with   verb    "to  break." < ���  "I begin to . understand your language better," said ��� my ��� French  friend, M. do Beauvoir, to me," bul  your verbs troublo mo, still., You  mix up so with prepositions.  "I saw your friend, Mrs. Berky,  just now," ho continues. "She says  she intends to break down hoi  school earlier than usual. Am 3  right  there ?"     . '   �� A  "Break up tho school, sho must  havo saidT"-���  "Oh yes,    I   remember;  break    up  school." ,    ,  ' "Why docs sho do1 that?" I asked.  "Because     hor    health   is     brokon  into" ���.    "  "Broken  down. ,       .    :   ,    '  "Broken down ? Oh, yes ! And, Indeed, since fovcr'has-broken-up |n  her town " '  ���  "Broken out."      ,,  "She thinks sho will leave it for  a few weeks." .  "Will  sho' loavo her houso alone?  "No; she is afraid it will bo broken,   broken���how do I say that?"  "Broken  into."  "Certainly;  it is what 1 meant   to  say." .   , ���,,  "Ts hor  son   to  be  married  soon?     .  "No; that engagement is broken-  broken���"  "Broken oft."  "Yes,   broken  off."  , "Ah,   I had   not heard  that !','  "Sho is very sorry about it.,   Her  son only broke tho news to her last"  week.    ' 'Am I right ?   I am anxious  to  speak  English  well."  "Ho merely  broke  the ' news;   ��� no,  preposition this time."  "It is hard'to understand.      That  young man, her son, is a fine' young   '  follow���a breaker, I think."  "A broker, and a -fine fellow. Good  day !" ' "   ^   ���     "  .   "So much for tho verb ','break. -  special     watch  is sot going  on  un-  A     the  . Jnging of the instrument, and so  foo^i as the .sound becomes audible  in the machine the watch is stopped  and the distance is'shown without  calculation. By this means no vessel can steal away with,lights out  without giving warning.  The system is bused on the velocity 'of" sound carried by tho Hertzian waves.  A   SERIOUS  OFKKNSF  Mr. Hunks acquired a did n toriol  milliner in Ids youth, and it had  grown with his .years. When ho  gradually became near-sighted lie refused to V'.'eni" ftl��K<--fS, and held  other people responsible for.any difficulties into whicli Ill's failing sight  led him.  Ono day he clutched by the eoat-  slccvo a man who was hurrying past  him on the street.   I  "I    want   a  word  wi'th yoii,  Griggs,"  ho said,  sharply.      "J  detain you only a moment."  "My   name   is    not (Jriggs  Mr.  will  You  havo    made   a    mistake,"    stlid   tho  man.  ."Your minus isn't, Ciriggs !" , said  ST.r. Hanks, still detaining the stranger and peering into his face. "I  should liko to know why not ?"  >���";  M  vi  )  - JAPAN'S WAR. TOOLS.  Remarkable Appliances  for Fight-  . ing��� in the Dark.  It is evident 'that the Japanese  are*making use of every modern contrivance/, in existence to obtain perfect ' efficiency in their navy' and  army. ' ���     ' '���  Wo'have heard how Admiral Togo  utilized wireless ��� telegraphy on 'several occasions, ancl particularly at  the terrible bombardment which he (  inflicted on Port Arthur on March  10. Wc now learn that the Japanese navy is equipped with a. remark-  ablo system of sound signaling,  which has already been of inunenso  use.  .This apparatus was furnished to  them by Mr. C. E. Kelway, a naval  engineer of London, who has supplied the public with tho following  details of  the  invention :  The system enables a ship to move  safely "on its objective through  darkness, dense fog, or blinding  snow, and it has,been used in approaching Port Arthur " under all  those conditions..  "Any unseen object or vessel can  bo safelv reached (or avoided) in  darkness'by the use of the 'locator" t  which measures sound  and   indicates ji  to.the listener tho distance of    any *���  whistle,   siren,   beat  of a screw,     or  roll of water on a beach, besides tho .  direction in which the sound lies.    -  ;  Tho navigator' is called to the receiver by a bell, which records tho  receipt  of  sounds  which,   to  tho  ded   ear,   would  be   inaudible  'f  i  ill  Mrs. Simple Nowle.vwed���������1 want  you to .send around u /.-allnn of midnight oil. Grocer���-TrtfHiiiglil, nil ?'  Novcr heard of it. Mrs. Simple New.-  fnvwed���Why. J'm .sure Hint's tho  kind my husband's Mother said ho  always'burned.  1 ,'JS  If  'AbOUt the  ���..���House  ��  ��  l\  \  CLAIMS OF THE KITCHEN.  In building a house the average in-  ..   dividual    is    much   more  concerned  .i'l. about the parlors, the reception hall  flji' and the dining-room than  with   the  .'  kitchen, which- some one has    called  Ji "the heart of' the,house."  Some of us have recollections of  the old-fashioned kitchen "at grandfather's," that are more or less  tinged with sentiment, but few want,  that kind of a kitchen in their own  houses. The old-fashioned kitchen  Was really the family living-room.  It was dining-nuom except on state  K,'\, occasions, washroom, cookroom, and  *," tho caller who ran in for a few min-  it(- utes''_chnt was familiarly made at  home while the work went on uninterruptedly. Tho woman who' got  ij tho meals traveled many extra miles  in tho course of tho .year because of  tho wide area required for all these  \y domestic processes. Sho generally  |'i' had "sittors" whom she had to  A dodge, and was wont to occasionally  ,j 'express hor sentiments about having  i somebody otormilly "under her  fi feet."      N  Wo donSt-llve -in.���tho kitchen as  I much us wo usod to. Even on tho  } farm, tho last stronghold of tho kitchen as a living room,' thero is * a'  strong tendency to uso tho wholo  house and confine the kitchen to its  legitimate purposes as a cook room.  J. Women realize that a small, convon-  |i( lent kitchen 'is    an    economizer     of  time,-travel and'strength.  *V.In  a' kitchen  twelve     feet    'square  'fy thero   is  ample  room  for   the, ncces-  ' sary. conveniences  which /the  worker  can roach,with ease.      The chief reason  for  a' roomy kitchen���the necessity of getting away from a red-hot  stove     in  summer,     has  been     done  sion 'at ono end, on which to ' place  tho dishes when rinsed and wiped.  With hot and cold water to be had  at tho turn of a faucet, or even  from a reservoir on the stove within  arm's length, dishwashing is made  easy. '  A zinc covered tabjg or shelf is a  convenience tho houlUkeeper will appreciate, especially, if it is provided  with drawers, for spices, utensils,  towels, etc. A marble slab' for use  in pastry-making is something 'the  cook seldom gets, but which she reckons as indispensable after'she has  onco used it.   .     '  The height of the stove, rthc sink  and tho table should bo adjusted to  the height of the woman who is to  work at them. Backaches are  bought on by working over a ' table  or 'stovo that is top low. A high  stool on which tho worker mayi sit  at her table or Bink and be raised  high enough above either to work  with case is a convenience worth  moro than tho rocking-chair that  newspapers writers insist upon as  essential  to tho cook's comfort.  In cool weather a cooling-box outside a window will save many trips  down cellar. This is only a box fitted into the lower sash on tho outside of a window, 'with a shelf or  two in it if needed. Tho lower sash  is raised to put things in. then lowered. Holes in tho back and-covered with mosquito net serve for ventilation, or tho wholo back of tho  box may bo made of wiro netting.  Iron pots and kettles, copper teakettles, and other heavy and cumbersome utensils should bo replaced  by granite and agiito ware. Thero  is^no senso Jii lifting pounds, daily,  where ounces would suffice ,,    _,  .A drop-shelf, against .the wall is  handy. Hinged to - tho wall and  furnished with - a secure prop, it  comes in piny many times.  If a wood box is necessary havo it  fitted into the wall between kitchen  and woodshed, with.hinged covers  on each side'so it can be filled from  tho outside. i A lot of dirt -and  "tracking"  is  obviated.  Something often (almost universally)  overlooked in the planning of a  ly ono cup, of sugar, 'then two well  beaten eggs,"'half a cup of milk, and  "ono and, two-thirds cups of flour  sifted a;ith two and a half teaspoons  of baking powder. In cold weather  soften tho bu,ttcr and warm the  bowl beforo beginning to mix cake.  Have tho flour sifted "and measured,  butter tho cako tins with a bristle  brush',-- and sift, over their greased  surfaco n film of flour to keep, the  cako from sticking. Put'the softened butter in tho warm bowl and beat  with the slitt'ed spoon until it is  creamy; this, allows 'a perfect blending with tho sugar, which should be  added whilo' you beat constantly.  When the butter and sugar is white  and creamy, sift in a few spoonfuls  of flour, then add the eggs and beat  energetically. Pour   in   the milk,  sift tho flour and baking powder.  Put tho batter immediately into the  oiled tins, scraping every particle  from tho bowl with a palette' knife  and beforo setting tho cake in the  oven level, it slightly, making it  somewhat higher at tho sides than  in tho centre. This makes a cake  level, as it is always sure to rise a  littlo higher in the center. Never  scrape batter from tho knife on tho  edgo of tho, pan; if you do, the cake  will not riso on" that side. In fifteen or 'twenty minutes tho cake  should  ba  perfectly  baked.  I  their windows so as to take advantage of the prevailing winds in summer and thus get airland coolness.  Bedrooms on the east side of>/ a  houso are nearly always hot in summer and cold in winter. ,Put' the  kitchen on the north or west side if  you can; thus you have it cool in  summer.' Plan the porch so that it  has a pretty outlook, gets the  breeze, and is not overlooked^ by the  street and the neighbors' windows.  I' away  with  by  tho  almost universal .    .     . ,     ,,     ,    . ,  '.use   of     the    gasoline   stove,   which I^,?0 J��_*��i��c^�� J?�� ^��f���l^_d  If.throws out littlo heat, and is out of  Y> commission within five minutes after  1 it is put out. '  Tho kitchen should bo on a    level  ' with    thes  dining-room,   its location  should  bo carefully ehoson.     Not so  near  the dining-room that its   heat  and odors enter   that   room, nor so  I'near a bedroom that the building of  ' fires  or  tho pounding  of  steak     arc  disturbing.        Ono of  the important  etudy of prevailing winds will    often'  Tenable  the  builder  to  so  place    tho  r windows that a current of  air   wilL.  , carry    the odors    of cooking out of  the house instead of diffusing   them  through it.     A-kitchen should have  ��� opposite windows so arranged as to  bo easily lowered from the  top ( for  Just .this purpose  Plenty of light is indispensable in  , tho % kitchen. In addition to 'the  windows, light is gained by making  tho walls light in color." xjOil paint  applied to the plaster on walls and  l' ceiling is easily cleaned, and is better than - kalsomined or papered  walls. Paper is easily loosened- by  steam, and if used should he the  oiled paper in tile pattern, which  not only looks well, but which, ' if  revarnished after the first washing,  t' can bo cleaned several times.  A wainscoting of Georgia pine on  |��� the side walls to a height of four or  fivo feet is better than mop-boards  and plaster, especially where there  are children. For the floor, there is  nothing better than pine covered  with linoleum. Tho hardwood floor  is trying to many women, because  it is liko walking on pavement, producing a jar on the spine which is,  tiring. The linoleum is clastic and  does away with this jar. Though  it is expensivo it is durable, wears  well, looks well, and is easily cleaned. The pattern of tho genuine Hn-  oleum goes clear through tho fabric,  and therefore does not wear off.  Tho iron and zink sink has been  eliminated from the up-to-date kitchen, and in its placo stands the  whito  enameled one,   with an extcn-  DOMESTIC RECIPES.  .Two Sauces���Custard sauce���A half  pint milk; one egg; one-quarter cup  sugar. Set over fire and stir. - till  thick. Chocolate sauce���Small cup  sugar, three tablespoonfuls * butter,  and two of flour; ono pint of boiling-  water "and half a square of incited  sweet chocolate. . Cook till thick."  - Boullettes of Liver.���Cut one-half  pound;of liver into thin slices and  boil gently for twenty minutes;  drain and chop fine. Put a gill of  milk in a double boiler; rub together  'ono tablespoonful of butter and two  of flour; stir into tho milk and when  a thick pasto is formed add the  liver. Cook in double boiler for at  least ten minutes. Add ono table-  spoonful chopped parsley; one tea-  spoonful salt; oae-quarter toaspoon-  ful pepper; one teaspoonful onion  juice. When cold, form into balls,  dip in egg and bread crumbs, and  fry in hot fat.  Ono Egg Cookies.���One cup, each,  of sour milk and shortening; one  and one-half cups sugar; one-half cup  water; one egg; one level tablespoon  saleratus; two heaping teaspoonful*,  baking powder sifted m with some  of the flour. Flavor villi cinnamon  or nutmeg and add a pinch of salt.  Mix as soft as they can bo rolled  out. ,  Lovely Layer Cake.���'An expert in  cookery gives tho following recipe,  with careful directions as to mixing,"  which aro as necessary to success as  are,the ingredients: Cream a ^quarter of a cup of butter, add gradual-  All Exceptionally Severe Case in Which a  Helpless Sufferer Was Restored by  Gravel or stono in bladder is  about tho most painful ailment that  ever afflicted mankind. It is ithe  result of deranged kidneys, the uric  acid forming into hard substances,  which lodge in the kidneys and bladder. This horrible disease is prevented and cured by Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills.  Mr. Daniel Brown, English River,  Ont., writes :���"For three jcars 1  suffered from urinary troubles, partaking of the nature of stono in the  bladder or gra\cl, and tho pain  in. which I endured can scarcely be described. I was unable to do any  work, and frequently discharged  blood. Though I spent hundreds of  dollars in doctors' bills I received  no relief, and at last decided that I  wo'uld never bo able to work again.  ''While in thii; condition I was advised    to   try Br.   Chr.so's    Kidney  decided to gi\o them a fair trial.  After using ono box I felt a, decided  change for the better, and after taking five boxes I feel like a now man.  I am entirely out of pain, and have  no more discharge of bJood, I can  honestly recommend Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills to any fellow sufferer, and will cheerfully verify this  statement to anyone writing me."  Mr. W. Bowen, Postmaster and  station agent at English liiver,  Ont., writeK :���"I have interviewed  Mr, Daniel Brown of this place in  regard to his long illness and cure,  and hereby ccrthy that tho testimonial  ns given by him is correct."  Br. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, ono  pill a dose, 2,"5 cents a box, at all  dealers, or Edmanson, Hales & Co.,  Toronto. To protect you against  imitations tho portrait nnd signature of Br. A. W.  Chase, the famous  HINTS TO HOUSEKEEPERS.  Nutmegs should bo kept out of the  reach of children. They are a deadly poison,' as dangerous as carbolic  acid or'ammonia. Curiously,'many  children seem fond of them. A'case  in on record where an,'8-ycar-old boy  died in great agony after chewing  two nutmegs. ,  Children often havo curiously abnormal- appetites, as witness the  craving of the schoolgirl for chalk  arid <slato pencils. " Things that are  deleterious 6hould be .raicfully kept  out of their way.- A child old  enough to know better, onco ate- so  much camphor gum ("because" it felt  so .funny in her teeth,".'sho explained) that sho was made very'ill and  has ever since disliked the odor of  camphor.  Equal parts ,of ammonia and spirits of turpontino will take paint out  of clothing no matter how dry and  hard it may, be. Saturate the spot  several times and then wash out in  soapsuds.  Improve the.first fine days by giving tho bedding a good airing on 'the  lino. The sun purifies blankets and  quilts, raising the pile ,on the first  and ' enlivening the cotton in the  latter. ' ��� -  One of the ^''spring jobs" the house  wifo. dreads is the frying and packing down of tho sausage and hams  for summer, consumption. To avoid  having to treat tho hams in this  manner,make covers of .heavy cotton, sowing tho hams into them  tightly,' and then whitewash the outside. Hung in a cool cellar or a  dry dark granary they aro safe from  flics.        ' , '   '   -| ;   KEEP LITTLE ONES WELL.  There ought not to be any v. sickly,  fretful, sleepless children���there  would not be any if mothers - gave  their little ones an occasional dose  of Baby's Own Tablets. -The littln  ones are sickly. and fretful and  sleepless usually because of somo  stomach, bowel of teething trouble.  Those and the other minor ills of  little ones are speedily relieved and  promptly cured by Baby's Own Tablets, and the little one thrives and  grows plump, sloops .well at night"  and lots tho mother get her < much  needed lest as well. Mrs. R. M.  LaRue, Mountain, Ont., says :���"I  can recommend-Baby's Own Tablets  to all mothers who have cross or de2-  licatc children. I do not know how  I could get along without them.  Mother, isn't it worth your while to  give this medicine just one trial ? If  vour- medicine dealer does not keep  tho Tablets send 25 cents to The  Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Brock-  villc, Out., and the Tablets will be  sent by mail post paid.  . 4^   SENTENCE SERMONS.  Selfishness is the heart of sin.  Tho fussy aro never effective.  Obedicnco is bettor than oblation.  Cliaiactor  is crystallized conduct.  Rcvengo is sweetest' when renounced.  Mercies multiply as wo measure  them. '  Only manufactured doubts arc nd-  voi Used.  Nothing spoils tho life like  for  tho spoils.  Our victories   depend   on how  t.iko our defeats.  Giving happiness is the only secret  of getting it.  Thero is no delight for those who  turn  back from duty.  An unbridled tongue goes with an  unburdened brain.  Sins of the imagination aro more  than imaginary sins  A man's love for God may be  measured by his life for mon.  You can hardly expect to get Are  out of a cold storage religion.  A principle hung up on tho wall  may ho worse than none at all.  PLAN OF COW STALL.'  Two rows of cows in a barn 26ft.  wi'de will confine them in rather close  quarters but can be arranged so "they  can be comfortable and enough spaco  left for alleys. "The cows should  faco the centre -for convenience ��� in  feeding. v Have a 3 foot alley back  of the cows, with a gutter from ,12  to 15 inches wide and 6 inches deep.  The'floor'upon which tho cows stand  should be level giving 4.$ feet for  standing room, about 2 feet' for  manger, making ll feet for each cow  and 22 feet for the two, with a centre feeding alley about 4 feet wide.  The stalls should be 3J feet wide  from centre to centre, which will  leave' about 3 feet and 4 inches in  the clear, and will provide ten stalls  on each side.  Tho partitions between the , cows  should be about 4 feet high and may  bo made of boards or slates. The  rear, posts may be omitted, as it is  not readily ncedod. ' The first post,  which may be 'a 2 x 4 scantling, ' is  4$ feet from the gutter, tho front  post is set forward S feet and slats  nailed against it. The partition  boards or slats should be fastened onto1 upright slats and then hung -.on  tho rear post with hinges. Place  slats in front so " the cows "cannot  step forward and fasten a rope onto  the rear end of the.partition with a  staple. The rope, or chain in the roar  of the cows sh.ould be about 8 feet 6  inches long, with a hook on the end  which can bo hooked into a staple in  the��swinging partition on the other  side. If the upper hinge on the partition is a little lower, so that ' ,'the  partition will sag a" little, it will always swing into  THE PROPER POSITION.  When it is desired to let the cows  out unlock tho rope or chain back cw  the cow, beginning at one end, let  the. first cow back out; give her-time  so she will tbe able to get out and  not afraid to back in the gutter. The  other cows will soon learn to push  the -swinging partition which will  give them room .to turn jaround. , *  Each cow has a" separate box for ar  manger,    about    2    feet     10    inches  DJU.W. CHASE'S 0 ���n  CURE... A^C.  Is sent direct to tba disused  parts by the ImproTed Blower.  Heals the ulcers, clear, the all  passages, stops droppings In th.  throw and permananujr cures  Catarrh and Hay Fever. Blower  free. All <balors, or Dr. A. W. Chase  Medi-.lno Co.,'Toronto and Buffalo  Jiving  wo  Liver ' S'ills, and thou ;h I had    no   receipt  book author,  aro  faith im  thorn or  in   ���d\y\h.iy? else 11 box.   .  on     every  Tho man who can smile at a small  troublo will subduo a great one.  Tho man who is looking for a  chance to he grateful is never without one. , ,       ...  With an uneducated; heart there can  never bo moro than a half educated  head. , ,'  It is ono thing to work up your  ser.Umentr. and another to work out  'your  salvation-  square. The top1 of tho manger in  front "of the^cow is only from 3 to 10  inches high, so her head will be in a  natural" position when lying down.  The manger should bo adjustable so  that when she is standing with her  hind feet-near the- gutter hor nose  will just reach ��� the slats in front,  which will prevent h��r from stepping  forward and soiling the rear of the  stall. Any-^adjustKncnt of a stall  ^hich will prevent tows from stepping- forward will k&ep them clean,  and by having the manger low, so  that when lying down the head can  bo carried in a natural position, will  afford'comfort, which ia an" essential  point in securing a large flow of milk.  The slats in .front of the cow will  prevent' her" from getting the hay or  other roughage under her feet. The  stall is made narrow'so -that tho  cow cannot turn' round, whilo tho  chain or rope is fastened from one  partition to the other. Each cow  should be taught to take lier own  stall and the teaching should' be done  with patience and great cai.��. It requires gentleness and tact ;to teach  cows properly, but in the cr>d ono is  amply rewarded for exercising these  virtues. t  CARE OF DAIRY COWS.  Invthe housing and care of dairy  cows no country shows, as a r<tfe  in general practice, any methods or  conditions bettor than those of this  country. Tho average conditiows  elsewhere aro bad enough, with oppoi--  tunitics for very great improvement;  but such improvement is being made  as rapidly in this country as anywhere. Nowhere else is there a better appreciation of the importance  and economy of abundant room,  light, air, dryness, comfort, and  cleanliness for cows. One hears much  of tho close relations between the  dairy cows and the families of their  owners in Holland and Swi Borland,  connecting apartments, und<_r tiie  same roof, etc.; but the stables which  aro seen in summer converted into  conservatories and rooms for weaving  and cheese curing are the exceptional  and show places. Even the best of  those when visited in midwinter, with  the cattle in place, are often found  dark, ill ventilated, close, crowded,  and insanitary in many respjets, although frequently Kept clean. The  construction of cow stables generally  in tho old world is of a substantial  kind, but with little regard to light  and ventilation, convenience of arrangement or case of cleaning. Tiie  labor necessary to k'oep them in decent condition would bo regarded as  impossible in this country. The cow  houses in Benmark average tho best  of all in ' Europe, but they arc no  hotter in any respect than ,t)io average of those of the distinctly dairy  districts  of'this    country,   and  there  is hero far more regard for/ economy  of labor management. Banish stablis  aro generally kept clean, but at th]o  cost of a vast amount of very cheap)  labor. < In other countries, as well as  Denmark, much 'attention is paid to'  cleaning the cow stables, but the conclusion has been forced upon",us that  this is done more from air appreciation of tiie value of all manurial matter and the fixed habit of saving it  thaw from "any knowledge or intention of cleanliness a3 of prime importance in dairying. This is especially shown'by the fact that the cows  are milked in just about as careless I  and uncleanly, a manner in Great -Britain and all over Europe as, it must  unfortunately , be 'confessed, as tho  common practice in this country. The  very general use of women as milkers  in all foreign dairy districts is a' decided advantage; they aro gentler and  cleaner than men, and vastly better  than the average farm laborer, who  does all sorts of work during the 'day.'  Much attention is being given, especially in ^ England, -to perpetuate the  custom of employing women instea'rj  of men for milkers, and to' maintain  the' efficiency of milk-maids; the popular public milking contests at -the  dairy shows'arc useful and commendable. Many parts of Europe have th'o  additional advantage of keeping the  cows in the fields continuously the  greater part of the year and milking'.,  them in the open air. This, practice,  does much to insure clean 'milk _ and  pure products. j '. "���,  DAIRYING ON    A SMALL SCALE!   /.  There are - many  farmers who .prae- '  tice general farming, keeping   enough  tows to pay the grocery bill, who-do  not   feel  that   their   buuiness   in  this'-  line is large enough -to ^warrant using '  the best modern applicanccs and'con-   ,  ducting the business along the. 'lines  laid down by the best  dairying-  au- '  thorities.     Each man" must judge .for  himself as 'tQ whether it is advisable  to put. in a separator and to build a  silo.    It is probable that a separator  will p,ay for itself in a comparatively  short     time,  even     where  but  a few  cows  aro  kept.       If not,   add  a few  more to     the herd    aud arrange  ^to  save  all  the  butter  fat  that   is" pro-"  du'ecd.    If cows are kept, they should  have  the feed that  will enable" th'emT  to produce  tho' most; pro'fit  for     tho"  owner,  and    it is the general experience of,practical   dairying   that     tho  silo  is     an     advantage  in  producing  milk cheaply.     But whether silo  and  separators aro adopted or not,  most  farmers who ke'ep cows could improve  their methods of feeding and the general conduct 'of 'the business. ,"���   ���  It would bo wise for many to havo  their cows come fresh in tho  fall    or  early  winter,  rather   than  in    spring  as so many do.    Tho price of butter  is higher in tho winter, and tho farmer has less other work to demand his  time  and  attention,   than  during  tho"  summer months.     Many  farmers    al-''  low their cows to go pxy all winter,  and whilo ' feeding them,  receive    no ,  income 'from the herd.      <���     '-  Of course, a cow, giving milk will  require more feed and better care,  than one running dry, but she must  bo fed roughage anyway, and grain  which would be required to make  milk, would be paid for many timen  oyer by the "butter she produced. Ta  make a cow do hor best in winter,  she should bo warmly housed, and  not be allowed to run out during  cold,' stormy weather. Silage is a  great advantage, but if fed bright,,  sweet clover hay and corn fodder,  bran or ground corn, sho will do well,  especially-if a few-roots can be ad- *  dod to the ration to meet the craving  for green feed. If the roughago ia  chiefly clover, a greater amount ol  fat-producing elements will bo re-,  quired in the grain, ,and - a large ���  amount of corn meal can be profitably used. If the roughage is largely  corn stalks," timothy hay and oat  straw, the grain ration should bo  composed largely of feeds rich in protein.  10  HEALTH IN SPRING.    i  Nature Requires Assistance in  Makings Nov/, Health-Giving  Blood.  Spring'is    tho   season when     your  system    needs toning up.        In     the  spring you must have now blood just  as the trees must l^c new sap   Nature demands it.    Without new blood  you will    feel weary, weak    and languid.    With now, rich, red blood you  will be sprightly, happy and healthy.  Tibc ono sure way ,to get new   blood  and fresh energy is to  take  Dr.  Williams     Pink     Pills.      They   actually  make now blood.    They ,aro the greatest spring    tonic in tho world       Mr,  J.  J.  Mallette,  a  well  known  grocui  in Montreal,  says:���"I wish to tlmnl  you for      tho   great   good your   Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills    have done    mo  My system was very much run dowi  and your pills have made a new mai  of me.    As I am in business,  coming  in contact  with  many  people,  I   am  often ablo    to recommend tho    pills,,  and they    have    already    relieved    a  do?cn of my friends who suffered as I  did."  Many pcoi?:c further weaken their  system in spnng through taking pur-  gativo medicines. What nature needs  to help her is a tonic, and Dr. Williams' Pink Pills supply this need as  no othpr medicine can, Be sure you  get tho genuine with the full name  "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo  People" printed on the wrapper  around tho box. Sold by all medicine  dealers, or post paid at HO cents per  box or six boxes for S2.r>n by writ- ,  ing the Dr. Williams' Modirin.j I'.-i ,  Drockville.  Ont. ������Jj(A vS��nl-%*jfft����  "^^*WW**����S^^  V'VjeSasafi'iSEiftr*^  V-  "ry^^arfat^-jri^saifflsa-Ms-*-,  '^^^^arwJiWinafei-feBw-*,^  TssSfrtfiyj'-, srsnycwicM  ncKti���rvnex. j  ��s  I -  i  $  #  r*  gyy^?T7r*  A2>L1N,    B.- C", ;" SATURDAY,'  MA*  21,  ICjo,;.  ;P1CXEDUP"HEK��aND ilitRt  ���Church of England:.  St. Martin's Church, cor. Third und Tmlu-  or atrsBts. Sunday' services, llntlnant 11 a.  ni., Eveiisoue 1 ".30 p. ui. Celebration of Holy  Communion, lit Sunday in each month and  on Siieclul occualoua. Suudn) SohooU dun-  day ut S d. in. Corr.rult.toe Meetings, 1st  Thui'itdu) In each month.  Uo. P. t, Steiiheusoii. Rector.  St. Ami con'* PiesUjtcvlun Church hold  se-iVices In   the Chinch an   Sccotid Stieot.  MoTiiln<t sci'Mce nt 11,cvbiiIiik service 7:^0.  Sunda> School ut tii��> <luso of the morning  sarvicc. Rr\. B.Tinklnirtotr,.Minister. Broo  Rpndlnt; Room, to which nil lire nvli-otnc.  ' W. G. raxtoti, Notary Public,  will-next, week, move his office to  "Third' Street, 'directly opposite the  Government Offices; he will occupy  one oC~ the: buildings lccenlly put  ���up'by A. C."'Rirschfeld.  McDonald's ' Grocery makes a  specialty of'fre-jh eggs aud butter.  The committee to arrange for'the  Dominion' Day celebration will be  convened very shortly.  Fiesb Eggs just arrived'at 15; I*.  Pillman & Go's."-        '     -  The Gold House, Discovery, has  some extensive alterations and is  now, if anything, the best hotel iu  Discovery'. Mr. J. Wolters has put"  , in his garden and will soon have  local fresh vegetables aud, garden  . "'truck.        ; . '- . '   _ "  Fresh Garden and Flower Seeds  at_C~R. Bourne's .  Until the ppening of navigation  Atlinites will have to/coi.tent themselves with dessicated potatoes and  pteserved eggs; _fresh meat will  also be''unobtainable in a few, days.  Latest Magazines, Periodicals  and Circulating Library at E- L.  Pillman & Co..  A dance will be held at the Grand  Hotel on Tuesday, May 24th.  Tickets, $;.oo.  The P. K.,'Barber Shop-for Hot  or Cold Baths at all hours, socents.  The AtHn Gun Club held its'firat  "shoot" for the season on the  club grounds, Thursday afternoon.  Mr. Fetherstonhaugh made the  highest score, killing 33 birds out  of 35-  "Well assorted Stock of Domestic  and Imported Cigarss at Bourne's.  DR. C. H. SATEWOOD, of the  well known firm of Gatewood &  Spencer, Dentists, of Vancouver,  is expected'in on the first trip of  the steamer. Anybody, needing  the services of a thoroughly up-to-  date and competent Dentist will do  well to consult him 'upon his arrival.  If you want a good meal go to the  Quick Lunch Room, Mrs Helming  proprietress.  Stevens Single Barrel, 12 bore  Shot Gun.    Apply Claim Office.  Monday, 23rd, has been declared  a public holiday for the province,  so  that the post office and bank  ' will be closed Monday and Tuesday.  New stock' of Stationery, Letter  Heads, Bill Heads, Dodgers, Posters, Cards, Programmes, Invitations, Envelopes,"etc., etc.  Atlin Claim Office.  W. G. Paxton, Notary Public,  will attend in Discovery on Wednesdays and Saturdays until further  ootk'e.  STAPLES;;- '-"-&'��� -"t-LUMSDEN  ' t-'it'ju, Oi.tum .md Caulking Cot-  ion, Oir-Loo'cs, P-iints and Oils, for  sale at J. S- Durie's.  LOST:-���On Sunday last, between  " The Claim " office and "the Grand  Hotel, a small-Nugget Piu ; finder  kindly leave'same aU-1'The Claim"  office.       ' -    .   . '  FOUND:���On the triuTbetweeu  the Beavis- mine and Atlin, Set of  Teeth, \gold  bridge.,    Owner  can  have same by applying at "Claim ^ tfce'b'est brands of " Blllter,     backed    Up  Office. ��� .,'-���.   *  ��� TO SELL OR' RENT ��� Residence of five rooms in desirable lo-  Market:  .< ���  I*.-  Kitchen  cality. fully > fui nishrd.  Range, Heaters,- etc.  Mrs. \V. J. Smith  ��� Closing  out   Dry  Goods,   Boots  and Shoes, etc., at the Atlin Cheap  Cash Store:  Gold Seal Hip Rubber Boots,  ��� ' .-   $9.00 per pair.  Gold Seal-Packs, '    $3.50   "    "  $4.00 Plats, your choice, ,      $2.00.  $2.00 Shirts,  ".      ��"��� '$1.60  And all other goods at slaughter  prices.    ^ ,     M. Foi.KY.    '  I BEDS AND "ROOMS���Clean,  I Quiet and Reserved. ��� At The  , METRorotE, Atlin.  *        . "���  ��� -     - "    \V. J.'Smith, Prop.  We   are  still ' doing   business at the''  Old Stand",    ^"-"'v     -   '   .;   ',.,;-  ���'   ;.  .. -'   .' ^ THE  IRON    STORE. ,'   "'  . And "are to the front, with1 Fresh. Ews,  by a,full line.of Groceries^ best brands on'the  OUR1 MOTTO:5'Fair treatment to all  -OUR   AIW1:   Once a Customer, always,h Customer.  NOTICE.  'Sixty duys from date I will'upply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lauds und Works for  permission to purchase the follow ins described Lands, in" tho Atlin' District. Com-  mencinir at a Post marked A. C.< H., N. W.  corner, odjoinineTC. R. Mujcrh' S.-W. corner  post und planted at. a"point on the Eastern  boundary of Atlin Townslte.thence Easterly  40 chains, theiico South 27 chuiiis, to the  Xorthetn boundary of ^the Anaconda mineral claim,, thence Westerly iO ehtiins.tlieneo  Northerly 27 chains to point of commencement, containing 108 acres, more or less.  A. C. HlHBCUPELU.  " Dated, Atlin, II. C, May lQtli, 1904.  THE ' BRITISH'" COLUMBIA POWER  *   ' -     - AND *,".<.��..  MANUFACTURING. -Co.,"Limited. - *  On and after May ist. and until further notice"  the following  will  be the rates for lights.    Accounts collectible \veekly..  ELECTRIC    LIGHT    RATES: ��� Instalhuion,   $3:50 per light.   '  ^16 Candle Power incandescent $Q:5G per weak per iiqlttc  8        ���        .'��.,��� ' ��*     , $Cn2Q, ���  The Compauy will furnish all lamps fiee of ch��'ij.e and rcjlact  old  lamps with new ones when burned out. , '      ,  Ciihaper, Better, Safer," "Cleanlier, f& Healthiur Than Oil  Modkbs Steam Laundry is Oonsection���Wash Bundles Coh,ecti!i>  &   Dilitsuii.  .J. ��. BDKiE.  ATLIN   &   DISCOVERY.  >���**> * fit' "tt  NOTICE.  T^TOTICE Is hereby Riven that Sixty days  after dnto I intend to ai>ply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lnnds and Works  for permisiioii to purchase tho followinR  described land situato'l in the Atlin District,  viz.:���Commencing at u post marked D. R.,  N. W. corner, planted about one mile North-  East of Atlin Townaite, thence Easterly 40  chains, thence Southerly 40 chains, thence  Westerly 10 chains, thence Northerly 40  chains to point of commenaemeiit, contain-  iiiK 160 acres more or less.  I). Rogs.  Dated, Atllu, R. C, May 11th, 1004.  Shelf ami  Heavy   Hardware*  Tin arid Granite Ware--1-Miner's;ft,'Bla'ek-,  smith's Su'pplies.'---Doors and "Windows.'.  FURNITURE  AND   MATTRESS  LOUIS     <^^. Bw^^9  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butcher  FIRST     STREET,    ATLIN,,  B.   C.  KOYAL -. HOTEL  DISCOV"  'USES  RY,  0 -  B.   C.  CHOICEST WINES,LIQUORS & CIGARS.  ALEXANDER   BLAIN,   Proprietor.  NOW. / .OPEN  Apply at  BROWNJL.ee & TAYLOR.  r��novi>rcr/vr.  and  dominion  LAND     SUnVBTYOnB.  SMALL  c  " ATLIN, B. C.  BREWERS   OE  LAGER BEER.  AND   LARGE   ORDERS   PROMPTLY  FILLED.  THE  MEAT   MARKET  Contmltlnc Civil and Hydratilic'Eufrineers.  Atlin, British Columbia  hotel Vancouver:  First Street,   Atlin.  1 KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES:,  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST  OF GOODS  Sam. Johnstons,   Prop.,  Rntatgra  HAS    REOPENED  Fresh Bread, Pies and Cakes.  Rooms to Rent.���Board by the Week.    ���   C. R. Myfhs, Proprietor.  $  W  -vl  1  *71  I  4  ''$ i

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