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ATLIN, v B.C.;   SATURDAY,    NOVEMBER    7,   1903,
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PINE Ck. POWER Co.
Review of the Season's Work
Company well Satisfied -
With Result.
■" The Pine Creek Power Co. started piping on June 22nd. and,closed
down on the 17th. of October. "In
..that1 time they moved 108,237 cubic
yards of gravel, using in the^opera-
tion 184,597 miners inches of water.
The maximum number of, nieii employed was"39, .the minimum 30,*
which gives a total of'4',54.7 days.
They expended in construction aud
new equipment^,000; besides purchasing more ground at considerable cost. The management, whilst
not willing to give ,the exact figures, assured us that the company
made a very good profit on the season's work/and that they anticipate
a very big return in 1904.*" "
ATLIN MININGJCri
Another   Company; Working
1 At' a Profit.' * ■ \" > < .
The Atlin Mining Coy started
piping-oil'A'lay 22nd.,' an<i-mining
operations were carried on for _ 13 i
days* Owing to the damage done
by floods on June 8th. and the subsequent shortage of water actual
piping was only carried on for 54
days and,6 hours; in which short
space of time the Company removed
75,000 cubic yards of gravel and uncovered 9,500 sq. yds. of bedrock
from which was recovered $47,250.
The estimated amount of gold
stolen in'the robbery of Aug. 33rd.
and the amount still in boxes is
$16,000.
The Company have expended
$18,000 in new plant,' equipment
„and .acquiring more ground, and
have paid out for wages and board
$27,000. The manager is well satisfied with the seasons work the result of which shows a fair profit for
the working time.        "   '-
Bad Accident
M.  j.    McKinnon   Thrown
From a Sled on the. Jr
Discovery Road.
Mr. J. McKinuon was thrown
out of a sled last Tuesday .near the
Half Way House; he was picked up
unconscious and take«i to the Atlin
hospital, where he now lies suffer.
ing from concussion of the braint
Mr. McKinnon did not regain con.
consciousness until late on Wednesday. The accident was caused by
.the breaking loose of rhe  wbipplc-
tree, which _,scared the horses and
caused them lo take lev the wood1;,
overturning the sled, and Ihi owing
the cliivei, Mr. McKinnon some distance,' his head stricking against a,
stump. The passengers escaped
withoutinjury. Fiom latestrepofts
Mr. McKinnon is doing favorably,
and we trust soon  to*'see him  out
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STAMPEDE
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To Alselc District;'   Another
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Rich Strike- Made;,* " *
Over $700,Reported to Have Been
Washed out in 13 days by
Four Men—Atlinltes Gone to
Explore New Fields/
Last week news of a big strike
on the upper Yukon was reported.
Fred   Atter, Frank" Altmost, "Joe
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Smith-'and F.-Bowen, all of'Porcu-
pme, 4 are responsible for starting
theAstampede, having brought,to
Whitehorse 40 ounces of gold,
which they claimed to have washed
out in 313 days. _-The excitement at
Whitehorse is at fever heat, horses
and dogs have doubled i:i value and
manV~men are leaving*that cityX for
B„ullion\creek', which is:ab'out"8o
miles further than the'scene of the
last exciting* rush at Ruby and,
Fourth of July creeks. *'
, Skagway has also got the gold
fever, and dozens are leaving by
every train, 'amongst those who
have'gone to Bullion creek are: F.
Bowen, Tom Howell, Lou Mclu-
tyre, William ■ Cleveland, Tom
Barry, George Prindemlle, Joe
Boxley, Harry Flaherty, ~A. B.
Towne, Henry Itjen, O. V. Allison,
Tom McDonald, R. H. Fowkes,
Tom Ryan and William Updegraff.
Many men are being grubstaked,
Atlinites were quite excited over
the news of the strike, and as aeon-
sequence a contigent left here last
Tuesday amongst whom were: Stanley Hanson, Louis Geuaca and the
An tone brothers; we wish them
every success in their new venture.
Atlin Appreciated. -   ,
Judge Henderson had much to
say about the Atliii country. He
was told by some of the most prominent and observing operators , in
Atlin that the output there would
be about $500,000. The miners,
though they think well of" their
camp, do not want it overboomed,
or its advantages exaggerated.
* There is no need to deceive outsiders about the output, for the
camp itself is good enough without
falsifying reports. Au output of
$500,000, according to the judge, is
a very good one for a camp with
the population of Atliu.
, -Speaking o'f his own woik, Judge
Hetideison said —," Theie was a
much strongerk representation (*of
laswers ni^the North this time, aud
ihe judge rather seemed to think
that somehow or other many lawyers make much law, ''
7 "We think'so too, but it is "Getting bettei every minute. "      ,  i*
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LAURIER IS BLAMED
Sir Charles Tupper Talks of Boundary Decision..
Sir Charles Tupper, predecessor
of Sir Wilfred Laurier in the Cana-
dian premiership, returned to Canada-, 'after v having 'taken, part
in Mr. Chamberlain's fiscal campaign. ,„ In '.an interview on the
Alaskan award he said: "The loss
of Canadiaii territory is due ,almost
entirely "to tiie-policy adopted by Sir
Wilfrid Xaurier, ^ If Sir Wilfrid
had maintained the position he .took
in company^'iwrith the", late Baron
Herschell before the high commission in Quebec wheu-the proposal 'of
the United States that the question
should be left to three arbitrators of
the two countries was made, "there
would have.been no such decision
in the matter of the Alaskan boun-
ary. ^The l<>.*r5-of this territory is
entirely^diie to,the vacillating policy
of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.- lam glad
to'see that Sir Wilfrid Laurier now
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proposes to do what I* proposed to
do before I left Canadian'politics:
that is, th'e building of a railway
from Dawson City* to the'bead of
water navigation".    *   '
HOT FROM THE WIRES.
From Our Special Correspondent,
Victoria, Nov. 4.—Vancouver is
taking a lively interest in the Atlin
Club, Kelly Douglas has donated
lots back of proposed Club site and
several, cash subscriptions have
been obtained. -
Canadian Pacific a'ud White Pass
will bring all Club furnishings free.
Many handsome presents made
towards furnishing Club buildings.
— Vancouver- and Victoria people
enthusiastic . over Atlin's   future
Wilson has -been appointed Attorney General; government majority including Labour four.
Railroad from Kittimatabsolutety
assured with Provincial aud Dominion subsidy.
White Pass will give better facilities next year, putting special emphasis tourist business, drawback
being Atlin's inability to entertain
people. Canadian Pac. and White
Pass may build joint hotel.
Victoria, Nov. 5.—Government
much pleased with idea to build
Atlin Club, will grant lease of lot;
strong support financial and otherwise obtained.
Go'-ernment will send engineer
to supervise dam construction.
Political situation "jjded; 11 < iwtoiT
of Nelson making, attack  on   Ow- *
eminent, no serioijs defkctwni.
„ Conditions  point to^ Iljiwihoni-
waite as Speaker."
Government will subsidise Kilti-
mat road, large land grant, subsidy
assured from Dominion f 564.00 c\»
per mile, bonds'guaranteed.
* Sloan,' Nanaimo,' will 11111 Cos"
Dominion,' Atlin-Comox; lar^e maj-
ority lower country -absolutely assured. • „ j ,1 v , yi' , .
" Grand Trunk deserted ^Sinipscn-;
all surveyors gone to Kittiniat.
Premier will open possible  lhree
majority. "   .E, -"    '"\ '1e
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TIMBER NOTICES.
Pine Creek Flume ' Company,
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NOTICE ib hereby Riven that 80 claj s n Iter
date, «e intend to make application to tlio
Chief ComroisMouer of  Lands and ^oiKx
foi the right to enter upon and expropi lute
the following described timber land*', situate
in the Atliii Mining: District of Cassiar n, tliH
Province of British Columbia for the right
to cut and carry away timber, fer the pm-
poses and   uses  of  the  Pine Creek  Fliimw
Company, Limited, under the  authority ot
Chapter 87 of Acts of the Legislature of Urit-5-"?
ish Columbia passed the 27th day of February ,~1899, entitled an Act to Incorporate; the
Pine Creek Flume CoinpnnjALlmited.   Coni- *
mencineot'aPoit marked Initial Post mini-  '
ber one, and named the P  CF. C. Ltd. stitn«* ,
dine at a corner on Snake Creek  called  tho
North E, o'orner, thence 80 chains in'a southeast direction; thence 80 chains i-^ir*, soutliA.
Vest direction, thence b0 chains lh"5tT northwest direction, thence 80 chains fii n northeast direction  to point of comitioncemeiit. I
coiitaininsr6i0 acres.,'  ■,      •
C. L. Queen,-
J       v K. W. Queen,'
Dire"etors of the Plue Creek Flume
* 1 _ .Company, Limited,
Atlin, B. C October.' 23rd 1B03.
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NOTICB_is hereby' pi\en tot 30 days aftep
date, ho intend to make application to'tb*
Chief Commissioner"bf Lands aud Works for
the right to enter upon, and expropi iato
the following described timberlauds situate
in the & tlln Mining-District of Cassiar in tho
Province of British Columbia for the right
to cut and carry away timber for the purposes and uses of the Pino Creek"Flums
Company, .Limited under the authority k.t
Chapter 87 of the Actsofthe Legislature of
British Columbia passed the 27th day of Feb**
ruary 189D, entitled an Act to Incorporate
the Pine Creek Flume Company Limited,
Commencing: at a Post marked Initial Post
number one and named P. C. F. Co. Ltd.,"
standing on N. B. oorner on Surprise Lake,
thence 80 chains iu a South Bastdireotion,
theuce 80 chains in a South Wett direction,
theneo 80 chains in a North West direction,
thence 80 chains in a North East dirootiootft
point of commencement.
*   l  C. L| Queen,
J. T. Carroll,
Directors of the Pine Creek Flutao
Company, Limited.
Atlin, B. C. October 22nd. 1S03.
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NOTICE is hereby grivon that 30 days  after
date no intend to make application  to  tha
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the right to cuter upon und expropriate tho
following described   timber lands   for  the'
purposes and uses of the Pine Cieek i'lume
Company, Limited.   To cut and carr*. avrn.r
tiiaber forusesof the Company  uudor tho
authority of Chapter 87 of the Acts of tho
Legislature of British Columbia pussei! the
27th. day of February 1SU9; entitled an Act to
Incorporate the Pine Creek Flume Company
Limited,   Commencing atu Post mutkud lw
itlal Post numbei one and named P. C. F.Cc\
Ltd., standing at tho  N. E. corner ou Cako
Creok, about one and oue quartet miles from
Surprise Lake, thence 80 chains in u South'*
Eabt direction, then to 80 chains in u South
West direction, thence 80chuiiib Iu a North**
Went direction'thence 80 chains in a North**
Unbt direction to point of commencement.
'     , C. L. Qmc»ii,
".7. T. Cat roll,
Directors of the Pine Creole Flume
CompuuJ   Iiiniittxl.
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U u*.*t.*Ufr*UJ^<*tti*T*^&-*WJ^rtl*l*'''  VwJo'i:   ***HLi|Uu/A)i^*,WJ*1JV,^^��^wvl.��.J-    ��Wlti**.iJ*7r<.,l��1J^"��tV~t'lf-XV'4  /UA**T.& Jl��d&J,MW li*fij.*��^  -S  1     -i  3  f  \Am  A  i  ji  %  i!  v  Alexander and Draga.  Thero arc always two ��*d"es to ft sttcryi  *ttnd that the murdeied King Alexander  jand Queen Draga may not have been ao  jbad as they weie painted appears from  (the remarks of London "Tiulh" on tha  "(butchery at Belgi.ide:     '  "Alexander's whole appearance betolo  ,ened lace degeneiation. The sou of q  I'jcuisseui,' he had an ill-pondit��onedmind  'and body. The undeveloped eountenanco  struclvhonc as odd. If not a. lwby facet  it might have boon the face of a boy oJ  six who had suddenly become an adull  of twenty. The mind h.id no giusp, anc  the memoiy could let.nn no lesson. IIi��  father and niolhei used to qii.ui el about'  Su'm in his childhood, .Milan lcpioaching  her with indicting such a weakling on  ��� 6ervia, and she saying Unit Alexander  had only to thank" his father foi being  ��o much below the avenge. The poor)  boy heard then wi angles He longed fori  tenderness, but ncvci knew what it vvusj  until he fell under the spell of Dingu.  She was at once a loving '.nine,' gentlo  counsellor, dnectu'-*. and adopted a maternal'miinnei. 1 do not bin me Alexander for niauying Queen Diaga. She was  not pretty ,"but agieeablc, and if she was,  oldci,lhan he was, thut was hi*, concern  'fllone^ The'stoiies of her ha\ing led a  disicputable life aie not conect After  tho death of hei husband she became a  lady of lionoi of Queen Natalie, who is  herself a lady beyond lcpioach Alexander was a lad, and he fell in love with  his mother's lady-in-waiting. Natalie  objected and tinned oil hor lady in-waiting. On. this Alcxcindei announced that  'he intended to many, hci, and canied  out his intention, having in the niean-  'time piovided hei with the means to  live, as she had nothing. Accoiding to  the probabilities in such cases, had sho  succumbed to him befoie maiiiage, tho  marriage would ne\er have taken place.  Queen Draga 'was a clever woman and a  very ambitious one. As she was not  likely to have a child, ->he thought that  her brother might as veil be the heir to  the crown as anyone else Thoie was no  particular reason why he should not havo  *bgen. Alexander -was the great-gmndson  *of "aliwrneherd, and the Karagcoigevitch  Pretender to the thione was the giand-  *Bon of a Sciyian peasant Th? Servians,  'however, did not look at things in. this  light. The Obienovitehcs. and the Kara  gforgevftches'hnvo^eacii "their pnrlizans  'Since the time that Seivia. became an  independent pnncipality theie have been  king3 from cue family and fiom the other  'Alexandei is the sole lemaining mem  ber of the ubicno\iteh family, and, con  sequently, if hc v oie killed together with  his wife and hei family, the head;of the  ���Kaiageoigcvitchcs remained the sole pie  tender to the thione The gtucsome e.\  tinction of the Obicnovitch d/nasty lias  no redeeming tea tine, f daie say that  nearly eveiy oificer and soldier who  n'Qir 1 in the nocturnal invasion of thu  Konak had s,t some time or another been  engaged in h'eiding and sticking swine  'Anyone who ha.s seen the execution of J  pig umsVKnow hovT'buitalking it is t,a  /the executioner, unless done a la mc  "chanique, automatically, as in Chicago  The pig is shicwd, sig.icious, epicuiean  enjoys life, and, seeming to know what  designs the butclier liaibors and what  death means, makes a haul stiuggle foj  existence, and noisily protests against  dying for the ood ol human beings. Om  finds in the whole oi the palace tiaged>  circumstances leminding one of the poi  cine execution Diaga's end reminds one  of Athahe's dream of Jezebel's doath  |Tho dogs that devouied that seductive  Semitic queen weie not moie ieiociom  I than the Seivian officeis, who aie now  (said to have torn Draga's llcsh from hei  tbonea."  The TLE^zz Humor.  WAIiING.  '    Jack Canuck.���"I'll know  how to talk on   '-Colonial Preference' to you,  the old'gents,inside settle my boundary line."       ���y     r ���    .  Mi.   Chamberlain,   when  caiecr, and thev  >iv that all the prole->  sions aie overclouded"  The othei  mnn-ncrieed!!  "Better let him Ip.imi a good irnde," ho  said; "electucal engineering or something cf that kind But, by the way, how  old is he?" '-    "  "Well/"   replied   the   anxious   paicn���,  ."I'm-looking alidad a little, of course���  he's three months old to-day."  *  * '* �� -   * . -  A Suppressed Novel.  V. [ *  Known in .private life as Mrs. Julia Fran  kau. She is the -wife' of a wealthy Lo.i  don mcichant, and'is well kAown in the  literary, artistic and,theatiical world'ol  tihe English capital, having a beautifu  .home in Clarges street. Mayfair, whev  Ishe entertains extensively. '     - ���'  c  Not Mere Chest-Tones.  % ���   .The War Correspondent.  The reason why so Httle news comes to  this .country Horn SoHullland, says The  London Daily K*cpiess, hab now leaked  out. A restrictive plan was applied over  ,all the operations bj order, and ,this  scheme, having appaiently 'succeeded,'  'Lord Kitchener has issued an instruction  on the subject foi, futuie^suuUnce". ''The  Geneial commanding .will be the leal'correspondent, as in the* eaieVf >Loid Rob-:  erts. in  the (Transvaal,   and  coiiespond-  ' I'ooi' ,fellow!   His doctoi  teds lum  the only thing that will cure him is a  course of mud baths," and he can't af- ,>  ford to go'to the mud'spungs."  /'But surely he can go into politics  and let the" mud come to him."���Philadelphia Press. ,,   ��� 7 > '  The jungle cub fad of the foolish 19  very profitable to'animal dealei s.who reacquire them after they have been half,*  reared, at perhaps a quarter of the price  at which they weie sold. A dealer te-  ccnlly received 'a letter, according to  Leslie's Weekly, fiom a woman who  had bought a whelp lioness,' which rims  as follows: "Plcasc'come and take Kit-,  ty away. She has eaten oui..Newfoundland dog." ' ",  ^'Father,',' said the little boy, "what  is a mathematician?"  "A mathematician, my son, is a man  who can calculate the distance between  the most remote stais, and who is liable  to be fhmflamnicd in changing a two-  dollar bill."���Washington Stai. ,  Church���They- say that' it is no use  for a pcison to try and signal _a sticet  car in Newaik, N J., with,his hands'  Gotham���NoJ 1 suppose the motor-  man 'would  think   that  hc   was    only ,  brushing away    mosquitoes.���Yonkers  Statesman,         ',   / i,     -   .*  11     ��� ���  .- A Missouri ,. law-maker snatched a  shect'of paper from the desk, wiole an  ' amendment to a pending bill, sent it to  the clerk, aioscvand said,'-"Mr. Speak- '  er, I offer an amendment.".  The clcik was asked to read it. The  clerk with an lntcicsted' expression  began in an unusually loud, cleai voice,  "My dcai'cst Maggie, I am awfully  lonesome without youV  ,'-"Hold on,, there,- Mr.���Clerk," yelled  the legislator, "that's the wiong side."  'He* had been writing to his lady love,  and had written his amendment on the-  blank side"'bf the fust page.       _<$  , She ��� Mamma says 1 mustn't encourage you at all.  ��� He���That's , all-right. I don't need*  anv encouragement. ��� Philadelphia-  Press.     ' '     ' i .  i  ago  eu-  o��  Some Interesting Essays.  Perhaps nothing is more difficult than  to say evaetlv what we mean. A teach  er of composition in a private school  who realized this, has lately been -toying  .the experiment of making her pupils  write anything they like about a given  subject in a given time, geneially about  five minutes- and some of the results  have been most enlightening. One of th<j  subjects was "Wind," for example, and  here is one of the answeis: "There d\e  four winds, north, east, south and west;  but sometimes two of these blow at_ the  same time, and then we get a S W.. oi  N.E. wind." Another was at least topi  cal- "Wind is an abominal element. It  blows off people's hats and uproots trees  But'it is very useful for yacht races  The subject "Jam" was equally mspir  inK judging by the remarks written on  it. ''Jam is to be found in nearly everji  house," wrote someone; "and some people eat it at eveiy meal. Some jams  are sticky." We should rather like tc  hear of the jam that is not sticky,  Another subject that provoked the same  simple directness was "Ireland." Mort  eloquent than the eloquence of a whoI��  Gaelic league was the delightful sentence- "Tho Irish v\cie conquered by th*  English in days of old, and have beerf  annoyed about it ever since." We cannot  help recalling after this a charming pa*  sago in a forgotten lesson book��� lh��  Child's Guide to Knowledge"���ielating  to a thunderstorm. This is what it en.  joined: "Pull down the blinds, draw youi  oed to the middle of the room, lie dev.j  and commit youisclf to G-od."  Some    ien.   or    twelve    years  tlicieappuarccl in Ti ndon    a    book  'titled?* "Ui.    Philip*,"    the - name r  the    authoi    bei'ig    given    as    "F.iank  Da-tby-'     II   was   a   book   of   an_,ex-  eeedn'gly    leahstic    chancier,    wiittcn  wiOh  exticme fiank'iess and with intimate   knowledge   of   a   ccitain  kind  of  Jewish life���that is to say, tiie life which  is led by oithodox Jews of the well-to-  do middle cla-.3.   The pnncipal chaiacter  of  the   book  is  a Jewnh   physician  of  great talent who is inanied  co a dull,  lat, adect'onale wo.'ian \Mio is no companion  foi  lum, and who  boais hnn no  ehildion.     Di    Phillips   lh es 'ostensibly  the life of a popuhi  family doctor, but  all  the   time  he        i.uiymg  on an'into lgiic with a beautolul   Englishwoman,  whom he met v\hen =hc was a governess,  and whom he has installed in a house ot  hei   own     Tin-, dual existence  leads to  complications  which   become   moie   and  more difficult, especially when a young  Englishman of good family and of gieat  attractiveness meets the English gul and,  knowing nothing of her sloiy, falls in  love with her and proposes maiiiage.   A  friend of Ins in like maiinei falls in lo\e  with a young Jewess in   the same set,  and rouses the houoi   of  hei  intensely  orthodox patents    The book thioughout  is haid and-corneal, but ifc gives some  wonderfully vivid pictuies of Jewish life  It became known that the author of it  was a woman, and it was suspected that  in Dr. Phillips she had diawn  the_ portrait of a well-known London phjsician.  This   peison   was  so   incensed   that  he  caused the book to be suppiessed by le  gal aneans.    Not  long after,  the  novel  was reprinted in this country in a cheap  edition.    It was seen on  all the news  stands, and then of a sudden it disap-  peaied.   You could scaicely buy a. copv  anywhere.    Just  what  caused  this dis  appealance we cannot sny with certainty;  but some years ago in these page*.  "The   ���-most    charming voice I   evei  heard,",   said   a , fashionable   teacher   o'-c-�� -< ���- ,      -_  lone cultiue," "is the possession of.a, ents-^cssa^ ^������gj&^ftZ  ei m her-life took a'les   ^,%^~hy the COnimanadi     The e-msoiMnp  t>e-&o-sthi.t, holli'tj-r  -niioi ai'i.Pict-  that it will Jiol, l>i  ui much,use foiy.  iwoman. vvho'nevei  son in. eli  m public,  in rather    - what we call a talking voice.  LUG ~*=*,5.-      '��� " .    -.-_   ^vvired by the_conimariildi      .._-.....,  son in elocution oi singing, or jippeaiec _ ^,u be-&o-btin.t, hoLli CT>r num ai,.l ict-  m public." In fact, sTie is aTdressmakei teis. that it will noi, l.i uc much,use for,  in rather humble encumstances   'Hers if    newspapers,to he r^-.^ented m.ihe Held  It is low1  it the new Wens, bts r m ed into oftect, and  wnat we can a tancnig voice, ad js iu** the public wiirset ]ii:>t such wai mtelli-  and sweet and musical. It is not an aft i geiice as the Gov eminent tJunKs ftt^to  footed voice-one of the kind some folk* j give        ' ^Ihcul ^^ hfl8 heen ls.  putoa with then best clothes and com | suea lu icgaid to wai cuiiesponacncc in  'pany ihanneis    It is peifectly natuial j in(jia :!_ ^ -  ill is her eveiy-day voice^and she nevei i -The pe!Piis=lon to new-paper coires-  U.U ,a o,     .      j ( nondents and othms U* aci-oinpany a held  uses any other. ���* J Ce Si a private umciu  will in muu  -��� "The fust time I heard her speak J> ^ granted only on crndition that their,  was struck by the gentleness, sweetness1 emplovcrs deposit a sum ot Rs' 1,000 at  and true refinement'of to voice/ I de ^-^^^^d^  termined to find out all about her, ancl 1 ^Jc��ag may be subsequently,'issued to  did. " It was not much, just a homely .the'correspondents, and a similar,sum  simple! little history of unselfishness am; every six months aCteiwaids, together  self-sacrifice; of years spent in frugal liv I with a guarantee of, payment of ��i> eyeing ana in working haul for others. Bui "The .cost of all Issues will be _ debited  it explained the possession of that voijc  "One day a pupil of mine, a wealthy  society woman who had taken up tonq  culture as a mere fad, heard this diess  maker speak  "There!' she exclaimed. 'I want yoi  to teach me to speak like that.'  "'I only wish I could,-madam,' I re.  plied.   ' *   ~l   *  " 'But why not ?' she insisted. 'Isn't it  just a tuck of managing i the chest  tones?'  "'No, madam,' I said 'Those are not  mere chest-tones; they come from, tlv  heart.'"  A Story of Queen Alexandra.  8ir James Cricliton-Browne, in his  "New Letters and Memorials of Jane  Welsh Carlyle," tells an amusing anecdote  of Her Majesty in the days when_ she  was Princess Alexandia. Whether it is  true or not, Mis. Cailyle, writing m  March, 1803, just after the wedding, evidently believed it, and she was in th��  way of healing  the  gossip of  elevated  c.sed by wealthy mcmbois of UieJe��i.ii      ^a     '   f    d    f   *   kota_    How  is .,  community, to  whom  some paits of it,  *?e��� ]***.'"    "   J     ;acket?" "Well,"'  j.ne xujst uj. a-**  i-sct'oo   .....   ....  ��~~--~���  against these sums, aid the closing balance, if any, will bo lemittcd to the pio-  prietors of the papeis and otliers concerned." if '  The cost to correspondents for rations in.  South Africa was 6s per day, 4s for each  servant, and 6s for each horse Allowing:  for'transport, this gave the Government  an enormous percentage of profit, ine  attempt was also made to make correspondents pay railway fares during the  war, although they were part and parcel  of the army, for the time being. In Lady-  smith each correspondent was Invited to  become a combatant, and did so, but they  are debarred from receiving the Laay-  bmlth clasp with their medal.  "Mr. Jonesmith isn't in," said the  "maid at the door. "Will you leave  your name?"   "���.   ���* Y'"~  ."Oh, "A noj" replied ProL Absent-  mind.1 "You see) I may need it myself before I see him again."���Cincinnati  Commercial Tribune.  . r      v    *     ,      ���;������     .    -  *   During a^trial'for assault'in Arkansas.' 3.' club,  a, rail,  an  axle-handle,  a  knife, and*a*shbtgun ,vere  exhibited  as-  -"the instruments with which the deed  was  done."   cIt, was  also shown that  the^assnulted  man -- defended  himself  .'witlPa"revolver, a scytlie7*a"pitchfork, a  .chisel,  a  hand-saw, and a,dog.     The  jury decided that they'd have given a  ��� dollar, apiece to rhav e seen the fight.  -.      ��   Purchaser���Look here, sir. "You  say peaches aie^ twenty-five .cents a-  perk. Now, I get half a peck, ,and  you charge me thirteen' cents. I' anv  cheated out"of half a cent Why don't  yourgive me thirteen cents?  Dealer���I don't do it for your sake,,  sir.   'Thirteen is  an  unlucky number.  Under  no  condition would I  place a>  hoodoo on any of my customers.���K��-  press Gazette. v  '   ' ; MAN."  Outof deep "and endless 'universe ���  There came a great Mystery, a Shape,  A Something sad, inscrutable, august���  One to confront the worlds and quca-  .   tion them. '    .  ���Edwin  MaAham.  WOMAN.  And from a rib o'f this great Mystery  There came    a finer, a-more shapely;-  Shape,'       , ,    ,  A Something tantalizing, winsome, coy,.  That solves him; yea, and leads hin��'  by the nose. f,  -  c     Looking Ahead.  "I hav�� been thinking," remarked a'  thoughtful looking man to a chance ac-"  quaintance���"I have been thinking -what  if shall put my boy to "when he is oW  enouprh. . . ,  "At present I am a little uncertat-  ���whether it would not be wise to let hfl  finish his education in Germany, so tltf  he might have the advantage of a coi  ttnental training and the chances of aj  mih-ing another language besides aisowt  Otherwise I should probably Bend him tt  sone technical school here, for I am tN  E1-, boliever in handicrafts.   My win  of giving Mm a university educa^  bat I don't know.   It rather uniW  ��� AJkrn tor anything but �� profeBriowtf  advice.  "Frank Danby" was a literary discrph  of George Moore, and for a time she vva--  his personal friend. For some reason oi  other, however, the two quarrelled, and  Mr. Moore had the exceedingly bad tastf  to attack her in the pages of the Londoi  "Saturday. Review." To.this attack sin  .made a .spirited reply; but she seems if  have been rather disheartened by tin  criticism, and for several years shi  wrote nothing further. Later, however  she published a second novel, called ">  Babe in Bohemia," which passed througl  several editions in England, but w<hicli  so far as we know, has never been re  published in this country. She has no*  produced a novel called "Pigs in Clover,  which the "Bookman" pronounces by fa  tho most-powerful and searching pies-  of Action that has been published during  the present year.    "Frank Danbx;' i*  I made my own bonnet!" As our lead'  ers probably remember, Queen Alexau  dra, in a nook ot "tastes," is said U  have put down laillinery as her fiivorif  amusement.  " For Outward Application Only."  "Well, Mr. Murphy, how aie yo.i V.��-  day��� betterT'-usked the doctor. ">���*-,  aorr, Oi'm worse���as full av pains a3 a  ���windy." replied Mr. Murphy. "Woisel  Did you rub that stuff I sent you well in  to the- skint" "Rub it into mc skin T Av  coorse not, sorr. Oi saw it .\ is l.ibclle,.  'Fur outward app ic.ition only,' so Oi ju-.t  rubbed it on me clothes."  He who repeals a tale oft-told  Is not so great a bore  As ho who yawns, "Ah, that  * old|  I've heard the yarn, before."  1    Precedence in Australia.  The King has  sanctioned  a  new table  of precedence   for the  Australian   Commonwealth.     Its  most -notable   feature,  says  The   London   Chronicle,  Is   Its  attempt to settle the longr-standlng dispute  between  Cardinal   M.01.111.    the .Catholic  Primate of Australia, and Or. SaumaieM-  Smlth,  the Anglican  Pilmate.     Immediately after the State Govemois and before the Prlmo Minister of the Commonwealth they come together side by side���  "The Cardinal  and  the Pilmate."    How  this suggested arrangement will work at  great  Commonwealth   functions  remains 1        .        -j,  to be seen, but it contains some obv ous , pretty,    1 m  humorous possibilities      Suppose a dooi | SOil easily?  not wide  enough   to  admit   both  these 1      Miss G. (leaping before she looiced)  jrreat ecclesiastical dlgnltailes slmultano-1  n]     .   .    ,   .    made   with  a   broirf-  ouslv into the V ce-regal presence, what. ���un, 1 nau 11 uiauc wnu u "'��'��  thin 'Who Is to ko In fli-it ? Car- i black girdle.���Chicago Record-Herald;  dlnal Jloran Is considered to have scored  , Nell���May has a beau, hasn't she>?  Belle���Yes;    she calls    him    "April*  Showers."  Nell_What's the idea in that ������  Belle���He * brings    May    flowers.-���  Philadelphia Ledger.    "  Miss Giddy (vivaciously)���My new  gown   is   a   dream���very light  greir  voile.  He    (practically)���-Ah,    yes;    very  sure.-    But doesn't grey,  a point in the phraseology, 'The Cai-  dlnal and the Prlm.ile," but the King,  when Prince of Wales, established a precedent in that lospect by placing the  name of Cirdinnl Winning immediately  after his own and befoie thnt of tho Archbishop of Canteibuiy in the Jlst of the  Royal Commission on the Housing of th��  Poor. ���  ,  -The French Foreign Legion-  The death pemillj- awarded a private in  tho French Fouign Region, for throwing his cap In his captain's face at Oran,  ls an Illustiatlon of the merciless severity exercised in that famou3 corps. Shooting at sight Is permitted the oflicers, who  have to deal with dangerous characters  from all Quarters of Europe. Nowhere  ls there such a corns accoiding to -tne  London Clnonlcle. Its ranks are recruited from outcasts of all social ranks.  Disgraced officeis of the Russian service,  deserters from tho German arniy, broken  scions of the Austrian nobility, fraudulent  debtors from Belgium, foigers from Spain,  homicides from America, lulned gamblers  from Italy aie found In plenty In the  ranks. No excuse Is taken for a fault,  and the slightest symptom of Ustubor-  dlnation cairies with it a swift passage  to another world It Is understood that  recruits are simply seeking refuge from  the arm of the civil law. The Foreign  Legion ls the only voluntarily^ enlisted  coirs In tho French army. It has done  excellent service against the Arabs and  Is always placed In   the forefront of tho  ����,h*'  /  "There's a strange man at-the door,  sir," announced the new servant from  Boston. ,     ' '  "What does he want? asked the  master of the house, impatiently..  1 "Begging your pardon, sir," replied  the servant, a shade of disapproval  manifest in his voice, "he wants a.  bath, but what he is asking for is  something to eat."���Syracuse Herald.  ��� ���   She���She's really the worst gossip in--  the neighborhood.   Why, I heard this  morning that she   He���Come, now, don't try to beat  her at    her, own game.���Philadelphia*  Public Ledger.  *��� ������������ ii ���  ENGLISH   SPAVIN LINIMENT  Removes all hard, soft   or calloused  lumps,   and   blemishss    from  horses,  blood spavin,   curbs,   splints,    ringbone, sweeney,   stifles,   sprahas,   aoro-  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save-  $5i) by the use of one bottle,     warranted the   most wonderful   Biemfc--*  cure ever known. ,�����  By G. H. BENEDICT.  A  Thrilling Story of JLove and Adventure,  curiosity  and  specu.ation  In  the  hospital.      u i i  *'  )  r "I more than half believe," he,'salcl,  In discussing:    the subject,    ."that    old  Carl Crum ls at the bottom of the whole  (natter.   I have had my eye on him for  Borne time for fear he would do bo.no  mischief, and I know he has been lurking- around KoIfC House a good deal    I  have heard that he took pains to create  (      the lmpiesslon    that  there    voukl   bo  trouble In the house If anybody daicd  to enter if to carry out my objects, and  ithe inference-Is very plain 'that he has  engineered  this  whole  ghost  business."  E do not know but that ho may havo nn  Bbjoct���a seiious object/too, fortI liava  filways ,been more than half su&plclous  Hiat he was a paity In some way to the  ���   Arid lady's seczet Inductions to Claude^  |My Inference Is that he Is. a &6it of pi 1-��  yvato guardian of the old yault, poihups  (with secretlnsti actions, and that is one  treason why I have  hesitated kto  havo  'Anything' to do with It     At any tatc,"  jfiro must unravel  this  mysteij-. * It  H  >(Delaying our plans, and thieatens to defeat them.    I am excessively nnnoyed,  ��� palph.   Aftct all our good luck, It seems  phameful that we should be delayed and  Ibothered In this ildlculous.waj.   I wlsh;  I had a good man  to  employ  in  this  pmatter, but theie la none, and a\c muqt  (trust In ourselves.    Now  what Is'tha  Brst stop to pursue'"  *     ,     ',        A1  J   "I hardly feel "capable of ^advising,"  replied Ralph.  ,. "Our own   expei lenoa  In'the house hasn't been such ao to encourage us to attempt a new Investigation." v *v' -  "That ls the way I feel," replied the  plder plotter, J'but still something must  fee done and it seems as If theie was  no means but for us to attempt It oui-*  "���   selves. 'Let ,us be practical, Ralph.   Of  course; there are no ghosts In that old  bouse.   Somebody ls causing these disturbances.' They will probablj  not remain in the houae now that the ���work  "lias been stopped.   JVe can go over, well  provided with lights, and armed, If nec-  . casary, and make an Investigation that  1    mill probably result In dlscovei ing somt.  clue to the means by which .the noises  and other ghostly tricks have been produced.   We must go.    Our' success de?  pends upon'It   "What'do you^say?"  "Well, If we must,' ,we, must," replied  fRalph; "but I had rather it were some-  <��� body beside me." 7    . . -��_ *'        -J  "Ot course, of course," ^replied 'the  father,, "and so would I. -But" go we"  -must. Perhaps we can get some hardy  tfellow to accompany us I'll bee in the  morning. But to-morrow afternoon 1  jiropose'-to-make an investigation thai  ���will unravel this mystery"      -" f  '    l   \ * CHAPTJ-R XXVI. '   " -  Although, in the iur that had ensueo  fcetween the British government and Ju  young American republic, the British  naval commanders had'promptly declared a blockade of the entli e American coast; and great fleets had been  ���ent to enforce the blockade, yet, such  -was the adventurous arid hardy character of our seamen .of the day, that the  ���efforts to shut up our ports "were "very  far from successful. Not only did the  vessels of our Infant navy put to* sea,  and, under daring and" skillful commanders, gain a series of brilliant victories, that compensated largely foi the  early military disasters on land, but  ���within a few weeks after the declaration of war, the seas were fairly swarm  Ing with American pilvateeis" Tha  most prominent and wealthy merchants  ���f the country engaged In this sort of  business   venture,    and  flight,    swlfl  schooners, heavily armed, and capable  ��f outsailing   any other vessels   then  known, .were sent to sea, by the hundreds from every port almost, and Inflicted Immense .damage on the enemy's  commerce.   Thefurthest seas that were  whitened by Britain's commercial fleets  were not safe from the depredations ol  these daring cruisers.    They even Invaded the British channel, and watched  like hawks about the English coasts,  -while it is related that one daring prl-'  vateer commander, while cruising off  the mouth of the Thames,.sent a cartel  'to London proclaiming a blockade of  ���the entire British Islands, In ridicule of  "the blockade of the American coast S3  'loftily proclaimed by the British naval  commanders.  The Otoesapeake Bay became the  .-great rendezvous of these privateering  craft, owing to the difficulty of block-  fading It, and the 'city of Baltimore  gained its early commercial supiemacy  and laid the foundation of Its futuro  prosperity by the ventures of Its mer-  -chants In this sort of speculation.  Early In December, 1S12, the privateer schooner Harpy, ' one dark ard  ���tormy night, ran into the haibor of  Baltimore, having successfully avolo-'O  the blockading vessels She had bteo  gone on a six months' cruise, having  -sailed from the port of New Yoik, but,  "TO her return, finding it closely bloclc-  *>5ed she had sought the safer wateis  Vf the Chesapeake to make port.  While on her homeward vojagre, the  flarpy, during a heavy fog, had got Into  close pioxlmlty to an enemy's bilff,  ���without being awai c of It The fog sud.  denly lifting, she had found hoi self lying directly under the guns of a ship  carrying double her weight of metal,  flying the Biltlsh flag. Her own character was well enough told In her tall  masts and low, sharp lines, and the enemy had at once opened on hei with a  destruction. Bearing directly down on  the enemy, he exchanged bioadsldes,  then turning away, got considerably to  the* windward before the latter could  tack and again biing hei guns,to bfar.  The Harpy,-being veiy swift, had now  no difficulty in drawing a��ay fiom tha  puiVuing enemy, annoying'her-In'tl/  meantime as much ab possible witlrher  leng swivel gun." . , :  ' In this little affair, two of the Harpy's  crew -had, been    killed   and     bcveial  ���wounded; and the flifat duty of,the'com  mander, after "casting anchor,  was  lo  get the latter ashoie  Among tho, wounded ciow, was a  handsome ���* ybung man, who coulU  scarcely have much passed the period  ' that marks The aiiival of manhood, and  who seemed of more gentle bli th and  rearing > than his salloi's garb would  warrant.  , j   ��� *   ,      *  \ .Placed In the hospital wlth'<the rest of  the wounded'sallois, he became an ob-  _ 3��ct of special Interest to, the surgeon In  'charge.)   Duilng  the coi'flict  with* the  ' enemy's brig, while helplng?to"'nian'-ono  'of'the"guns, ho'had been stiuck in th��  side by a flying bolt fiom the gun-carriage  of  the "gun* he * was,- helping  to  work.'whlch had"be'en hit by one of the  enemy's shot, and, besides ithe breaking  ��� of,ttiree or four ribs, had received severe internal'in juries. ,r    ���t ^  f|L   He was not yet out of danger���indeed,  the shock to his system from effects of  his removal to the hospital had aggravated  his  symptoms,  and   caused   th��  surgeon considerable anxiety^ His first  words,  on  reaching the  hospital,  had  been the Inquiry: >               ''  "Doctor, how soon can I get out of  this?,".      L v.    -  The surgeon did not reply, butt proceeded to examine into his Injuries, and  then to recommend to his assistant such  measures as the thought necessary to  better his condition. But tere the'surgeon drew "away, the young patient  'repeated his question:  ' ,,      '  "Doctor, won't you tell me, how coon  X oan get out'of .this?", ' ^ " ; *J'  "Why, my dear sir," 'replied the kind  surgeon, "Judging''from your present  condition, you - may have * to remain  with us several months." A ���"  '. "Ob, no, no, no,".almo3t moaned .tha.  young,man; "it cannot be.���-Don't'deceive me, doctor. "Can't .you put me on  .my feet In ajweek?"_     (,' ���< t  "Nonsense," ' replied * the surgeon.  ���TK you( are1 out in eight weeks, you  iray consider"*yourself lucky. * Now, no  more talking. The less you talk and  *\worry^ thefooorier you will get well." <-  "But I must have the assurance that.  ~t can leave this place soon���very soon,"  continued -the young "man. "You do  not know whAt depends upon It, doctor,  I had rather die than stay here a  month. Tou must do your best for me,  doctor."  The surgeon glanced' again at the  IWhlte, sunken face, that showed plainly  the traces of deep suffering, and the  large,1" brilliant.eyes, and replledf.wlth a  grave shake of the head: ''<  *'l can make*no "promises,-my" deaT  young sir. you are very badly "hurt,  ,and Jt^wlH'need a'good long rest and  plenty of care to cure you. Of course,  Z will,do my best for you; but you must  not worry or fret It will only delay  your cure. If you have friends you  /wish to inform the attendants will writ*  for you. But now, no more words 1  strictly forbid you saying anything  more."  *The young man turned his head away  ,wlth an expression of pain and despair,  and the surgeon passed on In his rounds  Of the hospital. ,   '  A week passed by, and every day the  "Interesting young patient," as the sur-  geon termed the wounded young salloi  from the Harpy, renewed his pleading*  With the surgeon to secure an early discharge, from the hospital. With good  ca^ rest and nourishing food, he was  ���lowly gaining strength, and asserted  that he felt well enough to leave; but  the surgeon was afraid that the Interna  Injuries were of too grave a character  to warrant an early discharge from his  care, and denied every appeal allowed  to leave.  One morning, on his rounds of the  hospital, the surgeon came to the ward  that contained the wounded sailors���  troat of whom were now convalescent.  On approaching the cot that had contained the young1 man, ne was great^  surprised to And It vacant He had Just  been considering, as he came along, the  advisability of informing his very anxious patient that he could be discharged  tn a week or two. But he was gone.  Inquiry gave no clue to the secret of hia  departure, nor were any of the hospital  attendants aware of It. He had evidently got wearied of waiting a cure,  and, securing the help probably of soma  of his sailor comrades, had been assist*  ed to dress and make his way from th��  hospital without attracting the attention  of anybody.  The surgeon was very much chajTlned  and indignant. He berated his assistants roundly for their want of watchfulness.  "It's a pity," he said, as he moved on.  "That boy will probably sacrifice hia  life to his zeal to return to hia friends.  n a couple of weeks he might have gona  safely, too It's a shame If I find out  he was allowed to go with the connivance of anybody here, It will go hard  broadside.    The    wind   favoring,     the J with him.*  -commander of the Haipy resolved on a       For many weeks,   tho disappearance  daring manoeuvre to escape captuie or   ot the young sailor was tho subject of  CHAPTKR XX'/n. , ��  *. Spite of his skepticism .rs to the na-  ' ture of the mystcnous occurrences at  Rolff House, 4and his susp'clons that  Carl Crum was at the bottom of the  whole business, Anthony Saybiook felt  noivous and uneasy In icgard to the  pioposed visit of himself and Ralph to  the house to Investigate the matter.  The truth was, that ���the lawyer, like  many men(who are Intellectually veiy  'daring, was physically a cowaid, and,  though he wassiio believer whatever >in  ghosts, he'ihad an undeflnable dread o��  again enteiing the old mansion while  In its present state. He could not foi-  -get the strange and tenlble death of  Leb. Sackett, nor the flight he had had  at the time of the discovery of the  coipse of the would-be lobber of the  strong vault built by Magnus RollY.  While inwardly sneering at Ins own  cowardice, he made an clioit to Heouie  the sol vices of some resolute man to  Docompany^hlm on the piopostd investigation',-but vvltnout fcuciess Thuib  were but few men in tho little community whom he would hive tiu*-ted loi  such a pin pose, and, not much to his  suiprise, all whom he appiouched on  the subject had buslress on hand that  pi evented tholi acceptance of his ot-  reis, or elbe they honestly ronfessen  that they had no v\lsli to enter the old  house aftei all the stiargo occuiiences  there. l -','"'  .  "It Is Just as I feared, Ralph," paid  the lawyer to his'son,  after letuinlng  ���fiom  his unsuccessful  mission     "Tn's  Infernal tilckeiy has so Imposed upo i  the"community that It is piactically impossible to get anybody to 'go, within  ^gunshot of the^old housj*     There Is no  "other  way  for It���we  must  go  alone.  And why,shouldn't"vv-e?   I confess*! f��cl  somewhat neivoub,  but;  pshaw' "whit  ls there to be afraid of ' Suppose we  fchould  run  aciosa  old  Cium   or  soma  other  mischievous   fellow   theie*     We  shall go well aimed and prepared, and  have really, nothing to leai     Get���your  p.stols ready, and I will see to mine,  and to'having'the'lanterns  piepared,  and, after a good dinner, and a bottlo  of wine to waim oui   courage, I think  we will be ready for the trip.", ,     > j   j  "Well, ? I   am  not   disposed   to" back  out," said Ralph.  -"My pistois are good  ones; and if, as   you,say, we    should  ireet any fellow there, we ought'to be  able to give a gooJ account of ourselves,  But I have no Idea we shall meet anybody; and, of <*ourse, the Idea of our encountering ghosts  is  preposterous"    '  "Exactly, Ralph���perfectly ^silly."  ''"Strange people should'be s.o superstitious," remarked Ralph,' with an air  Intended to indicate his own entire superiority ��to such a"feeling. _      n'  "Well/l don't know,"fwa�� the reply,'  "considering the popular Ignorance.  There are'very few;who have any real  knowledge of philosophy and*science,  and>it'l�� perfectly natural that the un-;  educated mind should refer the phenomena' of Nature, 'and Jeven the '���most'  simple occurrences out of the usual order, to supernatural cau��f*s It is'only  the highly intelligent. Ralph, who are  superior-: to. the" weakness of --superstition. , Had your own "education been  different,**you might have* been more  suceptlble to ordinary delusions. But I  -flatter myself that I have pursued such  a system and afforded such an example  In your, education that you.are far  above any such unmanly weakness as  a belief In ghosts." "��� f  Thus delivering himself, 'Anthony  Saybrook drew himself up with ah air  that would certainly have been crushing to any simple-minded believer in  ghosts had he been pi esent.  Ralph" nodded his concurrence'in the  sentiment expressed; and thus they mutually encouraged each other for the expedition on hand.  Dinner-hour. arrive and the meal  was dispatched, although neither could  tnjoy it with his usual appetite, spite  of an apparent effort to appear unconcerned and cheerful (But each made-  up for want of appetite by indulging  rather freely In the after-dinner potations, until their spirits were thoroughly fortified, and they felt almost courageous enough    to meat   a veritable  *5l0et- <  . After securing their' arms and lanterns, they set out for the old house  On arriving, they found the door locked, the workmen having been there,  taken away their' tools, and closed the  house. They,consulted together a few  moments In whispers Then they got  their arms ready, lighted the lanterns,  and Anthony Saybrook applied the key,  opened the door, and the two adventurous Investigators stepped Into the old  hall.  For a moment all was dark and  gloomy, and they peered cautiously and  suspiciously about. Not a sound was  to be heard. The feeble light of the  lanterns scarcely suffice! to dispel tho  shadows ��� that hung about the duskv  old hall The long perspective faded  Into darkness; the doors leading off to  adjoining rooms seemed to glower  blackly at tbom; the tall climbing staircase, with its heavy balustrades, showed spectral and ghostlike; In short,  there was an air of gloomy mysterlous-  ness about the dusky surroundings that  greeted the two adventurous investigators of the mysteiy that had so long  been the subject of legend and unquestioned faith.  "LTgh< Ralph," said the elder Saybrook, "this old, gloomy hall stilkes a  chill to my veins I don't wonder that  people get ghost-lilghtened on coming  In here. It Is high time the old house  was put In order, ard the light and air  allowed to enter and banish this ghostly gloom One's voice sounds uneaithly  In here. Ah, here Is where the masons  have been at work. Pity they couldn't  have kept at it. A coat of good white  over this old biown wall would havo  lightened this gloomy aspect and afforded us a more cheerful reception.  Now, which way shall we turn���upstairs or down? I suppose the proper  place to investigate Is down In the basement and cellars; but, before doing so,  suppose we take a turn about up here  and view our future domicile.  Acting on this suggestion, they pro-  ct-uueu up tne stairs, ina, passing rror*  room to room, chatted checiful'y on tho-  6UbJect of the peculiarities of the rooms*  . and the Improvements that could be-  tnade'ln them. But theie was little to-  attract them long in the bare, unfur-  niblied floors, and they proceeded down,  stairs again and wandeicd through tho  rooms loading off fiom tho old hall.  Hero there was much to Interest \thern  in the quaint and masslye furniture,  the once rich but faded decorations, and  the many evidences of formei grandeur-  end taste surrounding them. Ere long  they.found themselves In the room that  had been occupied by the late mlstyes��  of Rolff House, and In which she tia*  died. While examining this room, the  keen glance of Anthony ..Saybrook detected a small dooi that was set In tho  dark wainscoting, and which appeared  as if it might beja closet Opening- It  casually, he was suipilsed to discover  a stall case, which evidently led down  to the basement. t  , "Ah, Ralph," hc said, "here is w discov eiy. This seems to be a seciet staircase, and pel haps It is Jast the clue we  want It leadsidown stalls, and, aa we  aie about ready to'go below, suppose  we see whore this will take us to,"  By this time, the two men had lecov-  ered from any feelings of neivousness  felt on llrst enteiing the houce. The  dead silence leignlng everywhere had  convinced them that- there was, nobody  in the hous,e, and the tilp up stairs had  bton taken by the shiewd but notover-  couiageous lawyei to give ample time to  any Individual,  If'he were secreted in  'the house, to get out of the way. But  they, had ceased to have any^expecta^  tions of meeting anybody, and the dis-��  covery of the secret stall way had simply awakened'curiosity.   ,     '"(. ,     i  i ! Nevei thelcss, befoie entering'It, they  trimmed  their  lanterns,' 'and    looked  -'again to their arms." Anthory Saybrook  then proceeded ahead, caiefully holding  his lantern so as' to 'throw its beams  tor ward as he slowly, picked his way  down the narrow stairs. r < t  .Arriving at the bottom, they found  that the stairs led Into a'long, nariow,  ' dark hallway. They stopped and peered carefully ahead, and the quick eye'of  Anthony Saybiook discerned what  seemed to him* the faint, etiuggllng  gleam'of 'a ray of light pleielng the  darkness from the key-hole of some  door.  ;He stopped, and whispered to Ralph  ^hls suspicion.,, -They closed, the slldea  "of-their lanterns, leaving the hallway  in darkness; and "then the surmise of  the lawyer became a reality There was  certainly a door-way ahead, and lays of  (light gleamed from within.' ���  "It may be sunlight,", whispered the  lawyer, "which finds its way In through  -some chink or window.} We must ex-  ��� amine Into it, Ralph.   Keep close up to  me, and have your pistols ready."  '-.Thus prepared,* they��proceeded cautiously forward'toward the door.   The  .'lawyer placed  his hand on the latch,  lifted It, and pushed ithe door open be-  'fore him.   A sight was presented that  caused the two Intruders to start back  la consternation.   ~ ,  The door, opened into a largej room.  The bare stone-walls were unplastered;  the beams overhead wercunlathed, and  hung with cobwebs. The floor was ot  irough boards; and no window admitted  a single ray of sunlight. At a tall, old-  fashioned secretary in one corner of the  room there sat the figure of a tall 'man,  clothed In a<dark 'robe that entirely  covered his figure. Two candles burned  on the secretary, and from these proceeded the rays of light thai had shown  through the door.   The deelc of the sec-.  (^Sfr  "I will tell you when we get home) ��� ���.  I must have time to collect mj) J  thoughts." ' i  "I   need light."    said Ralph.     "Tha"   ���'  whole thing Is an impeneti able mystery v-.  to me.   If that was rot old Rolff's ghost;" *  .Who was it?" <  "Ah,,there's the point, Ralph.   It was  ��o ghost    I'd rather It were. ^ Tliere'B "__ '  work for our wits- now, and all that we E  ���will want   Let us go homev"       , <.  i   ,  They made all haste to reach thel| >  'domicile.  I   No sooner did they enter the house  than -Anthony  Saybrook proceeded  tc  ft closet and brought out bottle and *>  Classes. ' "-, ���  "I must have something to steady my  nerves,  Ralph,'- he said., "This day'a  bad    luck has   upset me    completely.  Curse all the blundering fates that havo -  conspired to  create  this  snarl  in our-  plans.   Oh, it's-too bad, too bad, when--  nil was golng'forward so nicely.   Here, ,  (Ralph, take a glass.   You'need it "  , , Ralph did not decline the invitation.   }  ttle,felt<the want of a stimulant  Settling back' in  his chair, Anthony," '  Baybrook put his hand to his head and '  icnotted his brow in deep thought.    '  I   Ralph waited awhile, and then spokes,  "Tou said you had a suggestion?"   *   -a.  '   "Yes," was the reply.    "I have been  ��� comparing  probabilities   In   my  mind.  This Is a deep riddle, Ralph.   There la  more in it than I like to think,  strange old man In  Rolff House���wh��  can it be7  The ghost of Magnus Rolff!!     ,  * That's too weak���too silly. * Who then? j.  Why not^ld Magnus Rolff himself. He ^  never died that anybody knows. H�� "-"A  Blmply_ disappeared.    That ls the only ���' <l  'explanation I can think of to meet this' 't|  mystery. Jt seems Incredible, .too; but/J;^.  what else are we to think? Where could l#  he have been all these,years? ' Is it he ,i E  that has been ci eating all these strange' ^  doings atvRolfT House?" What can his-,* *��  object be? The whole subject, grows d  more complicated and strange as one\  e  ( thinks of It. I am puzzled beyond e:c- ** ,  pression; but many little things occurj *'  to.me that seem to fit this theory. If It} -.  ts'not Magnus Rolff,-then the strange'- k  old man we met must be a madman or   M>  -a thief.   But it is���it must be him  ,Ho     tl  I may be mad, also���an eccentitc, at leas^ J ^  - ���or why this strange reappearance?"^   . ^  '"Supposing   all, this   Is true;    what -,  /  then?" lnquiied Ralph, eagerly.      *"*    ,    >.  "Aye, what then?" answered the lawyer." "Who knows?/ It will depend on-,  circumstances to which we can obtain^  no clue.   Of course, no one would'believe, in his Identity, if he should show  himself and endeavor  to  establish  It.  (To be Continued.)  3  s\  ,'tf  That *!'?*A|  P'l  retary was covered with papers.  The door had scarcely ceased creaking 'on its rusty hinges, and a single  glance shown this picture to. the two sw-  tcnished gasers, when the figure 'at ��nti  seoretary arose.      It was    the sudden  speotacte of bis strange appearance that  oaujed the intruders to start back in  horroK**"      *   v       "   "   "    ',  ^ _�� J?t  The figure was < that oi a tail, very  venerable man.   He was shrouded from  shoulders to feet in a long black robe.  A small, close-fitting black cap was'up-  on his head, from underneath which escaped snowy white locks.   His face was  smooth-shaven,    and    large,    piercing  eyes     looked   out Jfrom    underneath  Shaggy white "eyebrows.    The expres��  Bton of his countenance was dignified  and majestic as he gazed sternly at tho  Intruders.  For a moment, the two men stood1  huddled together In the nariow hallway.  In the full light Issuing through the  door.'-.Sudden ' surpiite had , deprived  them of all power to act in so unexpected an emergency. They could only gaze  as if petrified at the majestic1 and apparently unearthly figure before them.  Raising an arm, and pointing a long,  skinny finger at them, the strange per-  nonage spoke: j  "Who are you that intrude uninvited  on my sacred privacy? Begone, ere 16  prove the worse for you." >��� ,  Anthony Saybrook strove' to speak,  but'no words came from his chattering  teeth. The gloomy, strange surroundings, and the sudden aspect of this  strange figure, bad deprived him suddenly of all courage whatever. He felt,  frozen with fear, as If in the presence  Of a spirit from the nether world.  Again the figure warned them away!  with a majestic and almost threatening  gesture, ,,  Neither of the men could resist the In*  cllnatlon to flee. They hurried through  the hall and up the stairs, nor did they  pause till, pale and panting, they weie  a half-a-dozen rods from the house  "Merciful powers, Ralph," exclaimed  Anthony Saybrook,    "what can    this  mean?"  "Don't,ask me," replied R-alph.- '  "It's a mystery beyond my fathoming," said the lawyer.  "I expected to be annihilated on tho  epot," exclaimed Ralph.  "I, too," responded the father. "It's  a most incomprehensible mystery. What  shall we do?" ,  "Go home," responded Ralph.  "And Rolff House'"  "Leave It to the devil and old Rolff's  ghost," replied Ralph; "I've had enough  of It."  "Ralph,    a suggestion strikes    me,1'  oald the lawyer.  "What is it"  Dying   of   Bright's' Disease, $x|  Dodd's Kiiney Pills - ; /  :\ _' Cured Him   > ,  \k  <* ������, t  fe _ ;J  Recent Deaths of Prominent IWonA,  from the Most Dreaded of- ail/-,  Maladies Recalls the Fact that;'  Dodd's Kidney Pills have Con-    -  'queredlt. - \r��-,  * Ottawa, Ont, Sept. 14. --���{Special)'"  ���The recent v numerous   deaths    of ,  prominent men from    Bright's    Disease, recalls    the   case of    Geo. JJ.  Kent, of 408 Gilmour    street,    thisX-i  city. ' "  Mr. Kent, who is still living here?, :*  strong and hearty, was dying ��� oE :'.  Bright's Disease. "He had 'lost "th~e V  us? 0f l��s limbs and hl5 whole body, ^  was swollen to"1 a terrible size Three -v  doctors were positive that he mu$r j  die. )  While watching at his bedside,   hisf  wife happened to  read  an advertise-     '  ment that said Dodd's Kidney - Pills   ,  | would cure Bright's    Disease.     They, -r  were sent for as a last resort. From ' -  almost the first dose Mr. Kent   says ""  he felt benefited by them. After taking four boxes he was  able to - "sifc  up.    Seventeen boxes cured him completely.  Mr. Kent's cure caused great excitement at the time People who had  heard of it came from far and near  to see him, and all went away convinced that Dodd's Kidney Pills will  cure Bright's Disease.  This conviction is strengthened by a l  number     of  mother    cases    reported  throughout the country where     this  great Kidney remedy, has been   used,  and Bright's Disease vanquished.  At   the  Agency���Are  you    a  good  cook and laundress ?  Do  Oi look loike twins ?���Life.  e   Ikenstein���Rcpecca, led's get married  ride  away,   ijihck ?  Miss Goldstme���Vy \os you in such a  hurry  alreaty ?  Ikenstcin���Der sooner ve gcd ved  der sooner gomes de golden vcdding  ���Chicago News.  Shirt waists and dainty  linen are made delightfully  clean and fresh with Sunlight Soap. 5B   , ^'J-olJ  ^Wi^   Jltl ,  �����"._ L^rjt w* j    .��   ���.,, ^^��� _xajg!-  u^ih^ULuii.  t���* ��j�� 4  Mrau,i(ii,uu��u>,  "**t^a,W1LK,-j jrirt^ u..m,MfJu. u-j- jViju  ATLEs\,wB. <-C,   "SAT^kDAV.    NOVJiMBKlR    7. r'eo3-  \   1  '     *.  i  I ���*'  Pi      i.  !  LS.!  /  The Atlin Claim.  Publlihcd   every    Suttirdny   mornlnsc  liv  t'iR A-ir.iN Claim PunnBiiiN'a Co. .  A,   C.   HlKSCHFKLD, ,KDITOH,  PliOrillKTOK.  Office of publication Petal St., Atlin, li. C.  Advertliini;  Kates :   $1,00   per inch, encli  'Insertion.   Hea<llii'j notices, 25  centa u line.  Bpocltvl Contract Kates on application.  Ths subHCrlptlon'prlco is $!> a ycur payable in tulvmice. No p iper will b�� delivered  uiiIpj.8 this condition is complied with.'  Saturday, Nov   7th,   1903.  Navigation, so tar as the White  Pass and Yukon Ry., is concerned,  closed this week,-but it must not be  taken, by our friends outside, that  we are frozen up or out of the world.  Each year facilities ol ingress ancl  egress are improving and with the  exception of a few days,J when the  ice is forming in the fall, or breaking up in the spring, travel goes on  continuously; and the actual time  required to get to the coast is practically no longer than when the.  steamers are running.  A Lesson  from France."  The Vancouver Daily .Ledger  , says; that Atlin's demand to "the  government for a doctor is not a  reasonable one, and that the companies operating-here should act together and arrange with their employees to assist to some degree and  ' guarantee a certain revenue" to- induce a physician to settle ,permanently in Atlin.  We th��ik,���that the bonus of $500  yearlv- .which is allowed, the medi-  1 ��� cal officer here'by the government,  is not too much-as manycasesin the  'hospital are treated free of1 charge.-  We do not ask, as ,the Ledger reports, that the government "simply  ' send a man .up on salary": We' ask  them to procure a*, resident physician for Atliu. Surely in the Province, there could be'fouud one doctor who is willing to establish himself in a camp where" the possibilties  are so inviting.'  We kuo'w, _ that if a physician  weie appointed for our district he.  would be assisted by the com muuity;  many citizens have already express-*  ed their willingness to assist financially in guaranteeing him a fair remuneration.^ ,  A proof of tKe need of having a  doctor here, was sadly euough found  this week, when Dr. Young who  was to have-left on the last boat,  kindly pospoued his trip in order to  attend a patient, who is now lying  in the hospital at the point of death  as the result of an accident, particulars of which will be found in another column'of this issue.  The Alaskan boundary case has  called forth more criticism and has  awakened greater interest than any  other national question of late years.  Canada has now nothing else to  do but abide by the decision, and  ���when we consider that she voluntarily placed her interests in the  hands of the Commission we cannot commend her action in refusing  to sign the agreement.  That Canada^ as a whole, is dissatisfied with, the result, is very  touch" in evidence; but after all,  is it not better for all concerned  tbat an understanding has been  reached, the ultimate result of  ���which will mean the construction  of an All Canadian line into the  "Yukon which will open up and develop this vast northern territory.  The Amorican is ready enough  to make any change in his' habits  or conduct, provided, he' originates  it himself. But he willingly  borrows no custom from foreigners.  Now, there are many customs which  he might borrow with profit  Take the matter of a dot for  his  daughter,       for     example.     The  Frenchman, be he peer or laborer,  as soon as a  girl child  is born to  him begins to stint and save  and  scrape to lay aside  a  certain   sum  for her docver.    When   she is  of a  marriageable age it is there,   ready  to buy her a home or to enable some  homest young fellow to marry her  who   otherwise   could   inf. do' it.  She goes into the marriagepartner-  ship with a certain happy  sense of  independence.    She can   help  her  husband  to  carry  the  load of the  family.    She can have >something  to lay by for the dot of her,'daughter, if she have one.    If she  does  not marry, she is not a dead weight  for life  on   her  family.    She  has  capital, she has the little' income  which-commands comfort' aud respect from France to Patagonia.  That is thedebtwhich the French  father thinks he owes to his daughter.    He pays it. '  'The American father, as a rule,  whatever his position, works hard  to give his woman child the best of  everything which his money will  buy. If he lives in a house.and-in  a style which double, his income  will not pay for. it. is usually -for  her sake. "She has dresses, jtewelry,  accomplishments, -pleasuies which-  keep him on the verge of bankruptcy.  He lays nothing by. If she marry  before the crash comes, nobody  knows of the deception but- her  husband. But if the father "dies,  the girl's life is ruined.-- *  Look at the Mint, in Government  offices: in the department stores,  and you will find tens of thousands  of delicate, refined women brought  up in luxury; ignorant of any" art  "or trade, and penniless except for  the pittance whicli they can earn  by hard labor.  The English and French Women,  too, whatever her rank, is usually  taught the ordinary forms of business.    There   are    no    shrewder  traders than the bourgeoise -women  of Paris and JM arseilles.    They are  helpmeets to their husbandsv behind  the counter as in the,home.'   One  of them originated the methods and  organized the forces of the greatest  retail shop in the world, and" all  the successful shops in this country  and the  continent  have borrowed  her methods and her organization.  American girls are taughtscience  and accomplishments galore.    But  how many of them know where to  sign a check or how to   settle an  estate?    This     almost    universal  oversight in the education of girls  is the more amusias: as our" women  boast that they now have taken all  kinds of professions and trades  out  of the hands ot men.  Very few American men tin their  secret soule believe that tha marketplace is the proper field for women.  But if they choose to go into it, or  if necessity drives them into it,' why  not"qualify them for it?���Saturday  Evening Post, Philadelphia.  Atlin,  Nugget and Grape Rings  And All Kinds of-"Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  f^tr    Why send ou<. when you can get"goods as cheap here?  Watches Front $5 up.   Fine Line of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Watchmakers.  THE    KOOTENAY. HOTEL:  > A, R. McDonald, Proprietor.  ���   Cor. First and Trainor Streets.  This First Clans Hotel li'us been remodeled uiicl'rcliiriiislioil tliroutfliout .  and offers the best accommodation to Tnuisiont or Puriiiunetit ''  Guests.���American and European plan. 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B, C I '  1 < V*J  1 I I  A J  ���'%  * >'  ',,  ro,  ��� m  ATUW, B. C, SATURDAY, 'NQVfiMBKfc  /<  *-$<*  ��it��'* -,  (  ���  N.   C.   WHEELING' &   CO.      ~        ,&       .    :, Av  S.   CROSS   &    'GO;,-  i       ' ��� Have amalgamated their businesses and have formed a Joint Stock Company, which, in future, will be known as ' ;  THE   ATLIN   TRADING   COMPANY,   LIMITED. ���  , The New Firm will conduct all business in the   premises   formerly   occupied   by. N.   C.   Wheeling   &   Co, and will   carrj  the  largest and   best   selected   Stock of  Groceries,  Diy Goods, Boots & Shoes, Etc., Etc., tver carried in Atlin E ,  A.   S.  CROSS,   President and   Treasurer  N.   C.   WHEELING,   Secretary.  ' r  i. '     .-���'  '   ' -i  '      <��� ',  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  The Fraser River Bridge at New  Westminster,   was ��� completed f' on  \ . ~-  -*    *-*   '  Oct. 24th. ,  - 'A public gymnasium will be'built  'in Vancouver; $60,000 is to be~ex-  1   pended on the building.,   ��.',.���  .,   .  R. G. Macpheison.is pressingfthe  need for an -all Canadian . railroad  from Kitamat to'Dawsou.    , ' " '{a"  Financial inte'rests'have every faith iii'the McBride Administration.  Lord  Minto  may succeed Lord  - Curzon as Viceroy of India.     . .   '  The   Pacific  Navigation  Co., a  new corporation!,   have, purchased  - the fleet of the Pacific Packing, and  Navigation,Co. which will operate  to.Alaskan points.     " *"      ';-;;/,*-  Northern Lumber Go.  Prices for the Season 1903.  NOTICE..  ' NOTICE is hereby given thatflO day* afterdate we intend to apply, to the .ChSaf^Com-  raitsioner of Lands and Works for permission to puachase the following! deseribed,  tract of Land."      v*i    .   "       '    * "'  Commencing at Post marked A. C. H. and  T. W. SJs/,S. W.'comer post ��� "placed on  the East Line of Lake Street 180 feet North  from the corner of Rant Avenue and'Lake  Street in the townof Atlin B. C. "���-thence  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to'purchase the-.following;  described tract of, land for agricultural  purposes: Commencing: at a post marked  David I*. Hall's. N. IS. corner ,thence JO chains  . in an Easterly direction 110 feet, thencn-liCX .5��esi'   thence'SO  chains 'South,' theuco  20  Northorly direction to the South line'of  Pearl Street ���120 feet more'' or less, '-.thence  In a Westerly direction to the earner.of  Pearl and Lake Streets ��� 110 feet 'more or  less, thence in a Southerly dlreotiou follow-  iugthe line of Lake Street 120 feet'more'' or  lest to the point of commencement.Contain*  Ing 0.31 Acres more or less. , '  '    >   A. C. Hirschfeld., v^c,  f s        Thos. W. Sageraan.  r     i  Dated at Atlin B. C.  Oct. 31 st. 1S0S.     ".  Rough, up tbk8 inches, $35.  >' do -do     10      ,,        40.  - do.      do    >i2     >,,      ,45^,  " Matched Lumber, $45.    '  Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  ,''' - \    A       , -o s    .  -  ^ / 1  NOTICES.  NOTICB'ls'hereby (riven that sixty days  from the date hereof, I intend making  application to the Honorable the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase ' sixty" aorov of land  for , agricultural purposes,' in.the Atlin  Qlstrlct of Cassiar, situated as follow a: ,  ^Commencing at a stake marked B. B's  North-West Corner "Pout situated on2 the  East Bank of the Atlintoo Biver, thence in  an Easterly Direction 20 Chains, thence in a  Southerly ' Direction" ��0 'Chains, thenoe  Westerly about 40 Chains, thence along the  East'Bank of "the Atlintoo Biver'"about  30 Chains to the point of commencement,  containing Jn nil about GO acres, more or  less*  * _   ,  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S. " Wm. Brown, C.C  WILKINSON   &   BROWN-  t   Provincial Land   Surveyors  A   OivU  Engineers'.  Hydraulic   Mias Engineering   a   Specialty OtHco, Pearl  St., near Third St��� Atmn, TUC  DRINK THE BEST  ���<  '     i- ', '  "NABOB    TEA."  H. A. Butler,  C.'H.Butler.  " Dated at Taku. B.  19th . August. 1903.  JTOT1CE Is hereby ghen  that Sixty days  afterdate  I   intend   to. apply  to   the  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described  tract of land. Commencing at a post mar;  ked E. A. B '1 S.'E. corner post placed on the  N. line of Pearl Street, at the S. W. corner  of lot 9. Block 9, in the town of Atlin B. C.  thenca westerly 110 feet, thence northerly 80  feet, thence easterly 110 feet, thence south-  ���rlj 80 feet, to point of commencement.  Containing in all .21 of an   acre, more or  less. "    ' *f  Edward A. Boblnson  Dated this 1st. day of November. 1903.     *  chains East, thence 80 chains North to plaoe  of-1 commencement, containing in all 160  acres more or less.'' A -' " ., " - A  Situated two miles east of Atliu Lake and  about 10 miles North of Atlin Tow nsite on a  small crook kuou n ai^Burnt Creek.  <- "   David L. Hall  Dated  at   Atlin,   B.  C- this   24th. doy  of  August 1903.**  * - *  In Lead Packets ol j&-iu and r-lb each.  '       ''       '       J,       "'M  For Sale by all First Class Groceis.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS  & -Co.-. TWholesale Grocers," Vancouver, B.C.  ! 1  THE GRAND  MOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN'THE NORTH." EVERYTHING  -: ''-'' "CpNDUCTED IN. FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  ,   ^>'v  French  Restaurant ^tm Oonnelctionm  David Hastib,<1Propriktor. "   ->��,  ,1 Corner, of First and1 Discovert' Street*;, ,  . *- *    ' -��� .   . .     ~. .*  >   ���/  .    >-<y-^'  ,'V-r   '" EeCJ< W,  1   .'1'      .   i.* ;*v *'*'*-.  THE;,WHITEPASS&YUKON ROUTE.  1 *    f     t;-"iL * Pacific   and   Arctic   Railway and Navigation *V>mpanjvA^ ����* i  �����-  No. 44.  Price Only      $J3.25  Made in all tho standard cali-  I bcrs both lliiu and Center Fire.  Weight about 7 pounds.    Standard ban el for rim firo cartridges,  24 inches.    For center-fire carfc-  I ridges, 20 inches.  If theso rifles aro not carried in stock  j by your dealer, send price nud wo will  send it to yon express prepaid.  Send stamp for catalog describiriKCom-  jpletc liuo^ind coutaiuiiig valuable ia-  ] formation to shooters. .   ,  The J. Stehbs Arms m Tool C:.  I p. o. box emu :: r.n^, ?��:.�����  NOTICE is hereby xhen that sixty day  after date I intend to apply ,to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purohase the following: described  trac of land for agricultural purposes:  Commenolne at post planted at the South  Bast corner of R Grleraon's-preemption  No. 245, situated near Surprise Lake in the  Atlin'District, thence East 20 chains to Post  2, thence North 20 chains to Post S, thence  West 20 chains to Post 4, {hence Soutn 20  chains to place of commencement, containing in all about forty aeres moro or loss.  JOHN DUNHAM  Datadat Surprise Lake,' Aug.Uth. 1903.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days  after date 1 intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following- described  tract of laud.  Commencing: at post marked H "W. E. C's.  S. E. Corner post placed 120 feet from the  corner of Rant A*.enue and Lake Street on  the north side, in the town of Atlin, B C.  and following the line of Hunt Avenue towards the Lako shore 110 feet more or less,  thence following the line of Lako Street  northerly 120 feet, thence easterly 110 feet,  thence 120 feet southerly, more jor less to  point of commencement. Containing O.St  acres more or less.  Dated at Atliu,  B. C. Ootobor 9th. 1903.  * H. W. E. Canavun.  N0.8N.   B.  2nd class,  8. SO p. m.  lo!. 30   ���  11.40 a.m,'7  12-20  British Columbia Yukon   Hallway Company  -British Yukon' Railway Company, -:.   %  TIME TABLE,   IN EFFECT   JANUARY S 1S01, ;  . ' Dally except Sunday. ~        " t    ,"  No.'  ���--r-*"s ��* -v." 1.* ,  1\'  No.l   N. B.  ." 1st class.  9. 90 a. m  >10.S5|    ���  ll.OOi     ,>.  n.45 -;,  12.151 -,  (2.35 I I>.IU  2-10   ���   r  *:so ..  LV.  * SKAGUAY.  WHITE PASS  LOO CABIN  ACL  2.S.  fhnrnfi ���  '  Ko. 4 S. BtnvwS  1st class. *  2nd class.  1.30 p  . m.  AK  't. 15 a.m.  ,i  05  > .���*���  ~zr%  *'   - "~.          i  3.00  ���w  i  *-��>���  1.10  ���w  ���w  1.00���        /  l.��5j  1.15]  *,''   iK  1. "1  1V4U  ���m  iS.20 p.m.  11. SO  sun  ft*     ���"  10.20' ���  a.-so..  *��  ^V ���  -A2--0Q. h  ,A     * " .H":l  * 4 .* 1 >*��� L,  ,L .{��� *T"  - '   -ti  BENNETT  2.45   ,:���'��'.-fc-       2.10   ��� ���      CARIBOU  '6.-401,.      ^      ,   4.'80   ,.   '     AB     WHITE HOBSK LV  Passengers must be at depots in time to have Baggage inspected s��S choeteed.    Inspection is stopped SO minutes before leaving time of train.  150 pounds of baggage will be checked free with eaoh Cull fareticbet and 79 pounds  with each half fare tioket. ~ * , '  -J. G. Cornell.  Mget f>otcl  v Discovery.  OPEN1 DAY AND NIGHT.  WMmwM  NOTICE is hereby given, that sixty days  from date I intend to apply to tho Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission to purohase the following dosoribed  property.  Conimencing at Initial Post No. 1 at a  point on the Southerly Boundary of the Flora Bench Lease on the north bank of Pine  Creek in the Atlin Mining District, and following the Southerly Boundary of thu Flora  Benoh Lease North Easterly five hundred  feet, thenoe North Westerly three hundred  feet, thenoe South Westerly Ave hundred  feet, thence South I^nsterly thiou hundred  feet morn or I��*ss. to point of commencement.  Containing M4 acr��*K more or loss.  l)ati*fl at Atlin. IK C.October 20th. IMS'  O. T. S* it-er.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT*  IN  ��� , ",j, CONNECTION- '  -   Headquarters for Brook's stairs*  Pelfew-Harvcy, Bryant & Gilman  Provincial Assaysrs  Tbe Vancouver Assay Office, ��stofctMi��d 1890.  VV- WALLACE GRIME & Co.,  * Agents.  Large-or Small Samples forwarded Tor Asbbf  DISCOVERY, B. C  NEW DINING ROOM NOW OPEN,  _ r Furnishing   Tho  BEST MEAL5 IN .CAMP.  Finest of liquors.    Good stabling.  Bd. Sakdb, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  F. Shields & Eddy Durham.  Now ��oa\ipy their new quarters next  to the Bank of B. N. A.. First Street.  The bath raoms are equal!) as good ������ found,  in  oUl����.   Prirsrto Bii��raiip�� f<ir <adi��a^ '  TRY  I?OR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAfNTS&OILS'  Atlin 61 Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF CANADA  Capita    t$,OOO,0O0.  4.,U,St��woM'c*<>, Afc^t.  fl J xWJf-i 41 ih.AAa  UiiaAitiC* jaur^^j.^     -^^^-ur^i-*   ���J*^J'*.WAb��J|*jtf&j,,.��,  i -rtJ.   *j< SUd-..  !..--��*��� *-��2��JE2*^,^A^.J((^f��u*J^  Y  Wud/rtirfchJ />-raos->'��yflr'-#Jji,7*wt��.iKi**A��+ fn��K.bm��^M.r^itM  The Hand oi Vengeanceo  By Rudolph de Cordova.  I1 '  ���s-  T  ft  13   Indian's    voice    iang  thiough the silence of  the stilling court, "Tne  hand of vengeance will  come out, of the night  and  strike   the   sahib  'ttead   for   this   injustice."     The   man's  ��yes were ablate with  hnte.   "It's not  ,     Che law which docs this thing; it's the  Whib, and I will b: revenged "  The attendants removed the prisoner,  and with a smile of amused contempt at  ��� the threat of personal violence   William  l&addoii called  tlic next case, and  pro-  ���'���    cceded to  administer justice m accoid-  jStnce with his ou n idea's of the fitness of  jthings to others of Ins Majcbty's Indian  teubjects. - ��,   .   .f   *>*�� - "Z  e^'Why didn't you en 11 b��ick Ram Koosh  teaatia and  give  lum   three months  for  contempt?" asked Gcuigc Willing as, af-  ftcr the couit had risen, ho and Haddon  fA-cro riding quietly along together.  A -Haddon ah jugged Iih shoulders. "What  {wouldTiaSe been the good?   If I can't  taiake him lespect mc for myself, I can't  fcnake him respect me'any moie by gi\ing  Sum  thiee mouths    That's where these  '     Ibeggars out here aie different from the  -    Ibeggars at home.    There the majesty of  "     the law has no personal siguitkancc, here  r'   ���"   He pulled his horse up sharp.  ,    Waring,   unprepared - for     his   friend  '.^topping,   tuincd  in   his   saddle,   as  he  ' fussed on, in order to find out the reason.  |   "Good heavens!   what's the matter?"  Ihe asked, anxiously, for the color had  mied out of Haddon's face and it was as  pale  as  death.    Without  speaking,  he  {pointed   to   the   ground   ten  or  fifteen  srards away.   Waring looked and saw a  jgiant cobra, motionless, inert, lying expended across the road.    He rode a few  feet towards it and then went back to  Haddon.    "It's 'quite  dead;   somebodj  ���must have driven light over its head"  (    William  Haddon   shuddered.    Though  i   fee said nothing,  the  expression  of his  face was more eloquent than speech,  i   "I didn't know there was anything on  ithe face of the earth that could scare  ��ou," said his friend.  [   "1   can't   stand   snakes,"' he   replied,  ���imply,'  j ".'But this was a dead snake, man,"  [Waring answered, with a certain empha-  ���is in his voioe.  I   "Dead or alive, it was a snake all tlic  same."    Haddon's  voice  sounded  quite  ,   fiitferent  from  usual  in  its dull, level  ��� jmonotone.  /(fteiTTtw, and a splendid specimen, too. 1  ' fmak I'll take it back with me. Tlic  .   Uda Is beautifully marked."  F *No, nol���for heaven's sake, not" said  .   IHaddon, vehemently.   "Leave the beastly  ' -Hiring alons where it is.   Don't take il  \ Jback."    '- -  31   "But", imy  dear    chap," said Waring,  "���half - soothingly, h-Uf - remonstratingly  *i*this is pandering to emotionalism. Whar  t possible different can it make to yor.  \ jwhether I take a dead snake back or  ���' leave it where it-is?"  the time."    , '  "But I hat inn's hee was actually disfigured with hate." His voice had a deep  kou9 in it.  "U/Jiat ot that?" ILiddon's lightncs  contrasted etiongly with his fuend's  seriousness.'  "If you'd ghen him three months it  would have allowed him that much time  trammelled by the confinement of the  four walls, bo tliat he could go on and  on and on until he could drown his excitement in- fatigue, leave his thoughts  behind In the rapidity of his motion. It  was so'ovorpoweiing an .emotion that it  dominated him to the exclusion of eveiy-  thing el.se. It never occuncd to him tliat  he might be running headlong into the     ._    very danger fiom which he always took  to sober down; instead of which you lot 'such, precautions^_to   escape:    tnat   he  him go with a fine and took no notice of  what ho said to you."  "The son of a pig would sooner go to  prison for six months than pay'thnt fine  of ten rupees. I know my men, my dear  ��hfta."  "But If1 he were to stretch out 'the  hand of vengeance,' as he called it, and  attempt to go for you?"  William Haddon stietched himself.  "Let him tiy," he said, calmly; "I am not  afraid." ;    -  "Yet a-little while ago "   Wailng  stopped short.   He would have given any  !  il  J"t-'Snakes follow'the trail," Haddon an-  / awered, gloomily.    "This dead one may  i tortag a live-one. to the hou.se."  \   Nonsensef  That is only talk.   Why.  JV have killed dozens on the road and  JfZaktn them home when I was in Mysore  >?* and never found another snake come af-  jter them."   He got off his horse to pick  Cp the dead snake.  ���t'Very well, then, you must ride on  fclone,'' saidl. Haddon.    "I  can't -acconi-  toanyyeil with that."   Horror, loathing,  gear, jvere all in his voice, on hi3 face  fgJall me a fool if you like; I can't help  ���ft," it's stronger than myself.  It's a deadly horror.   It sends cold shivers througr  taie only to think of a snake, much les��.  ���to see one.   I tell you I can't ride with  you if you take it^-I won't ride with  you if you take it," and there was r  aote of menace in his voice.   He lookef  Sown at his friend, and from him to the  body of the snake lying in the dust.   Un ���  consciously to himself his whole expres  sbn changed.   The dead snake fascinated  )iim, and he spoke almost in a whisper  ���as if he were communing with himself  PI can't stand snakes; they seem to be-,  long to a world of their own; not like  the beasts of the field, nor the birds of  the air, nor the fish of the sea; yet they  'fcelong to the field and the air and the  ��ea."  ,       He shuddered again, and as he looked  (IB the shiny, ocaly ikin he lost" all sense  of his surroundings for a moment and  $ot transfixed or his motionless horse,  fazing steadily beiore him, yet seeing  othing.  Waring looked at tho white, set face,  nd resolved to humor him. He would  not take the snake iack himself, but he  Stvould not lose the skin.  "HI give you two rupees," he said to  p. passing, native, "to bring this dead  *nake to the house c r the Sahib Haddon  Will you do "?" The man accepted the  *ommisslor' e&^erly. Waring led his horse  ftack to . Where Haddon's horso was.  "Come on," he said, and he touched his  friend on hit hand.  Haddon av oke from his reverie with  a (tart.  "A gallop will do you good," suggested  "Waring. . -  Hoddo-7 shook his h -ad. "No, we'll  ride slowly, carefully." By the way he  {shuddered Waring knew he was thinking of thf po-sibility of meeting another  snako, and he wanted to make sure of  -/seeing it before he came up to it. They  |rode on in silence for a little while. Then  [Waring turned. "You were talking just  stew about the diffeicnt view a native  takes of the administration of the law  Crom the way the prisoners do at home  if a man had threatened me as that Ram  "^-wsh Basha did you, I would have giv-  ^ him what foT.  jtfaddon smiled.  ���^Aren't you afraid that he'll put his  threat into execution and go for you  some day?"  Haddon l?ughed outright. "Good gracious, no. roan. If I were to go in fear  of my life cvciy time I line one of these  thing not ��o have spoken, but the words,  obedient to his thoughts, escaped beforo  he could pi event them.  ..  Uiuldon looked up and nodded.   "Yes,  I know; a little while ago I tinned white  at the sight of a snake acioss the road���  and a dead snake at that "I can't help'  it.    My- mother  was   fiightcncd   by   a  snake bcfoie 1 was boin, and I have always had,a honor of them all my life.  I have fought it all I know how, but I  can't get OA-er it.   It's there, and I have  to reckon with il.vDo you'know, the  possibility   that   I   might   come   acioss'  -snakes in this part of the countiy was  the one thing that nearly made me refuse the appointment?    There is something so inhuman, so dogiading about a  snako.   In their eyes they seem to hold  the degradation of the world, from the  timo of Adam and Eve in the Garden of  Eden till the day-"when tlio world shall  cease to be.   And yet it is strange that,  with'all my^honoi���I shudder when 1  only think of a snake���nothing"'fascinates me more, and fiom the time I was a  child I never came across the story of *  'snake without lend'ng il."  "Well, I'd sooner be afraid of Ram  Koosh with his face of hatred and his  ���hand of vengeance' than all the snakes  in the woild," said Waring, vehemently.  "And I would -rather face all the Ram  Kooshes in the world with their faces  of hate aiid 'hands of vengeance'' than  one single'snake." A"ain Haddon shuddered. "For goodness^ sake," he "added,  anxiously, "let's talk of something, else,  if I can't i think of something else."  Though he offeied to talk of something  else be rode on in silence, and when he  got home he dismounted and went to his  own room. Half an hour later he had had  his bath and dressed.' He went on to the  veranda, and no one seeing him would  have imagined hc -had been-so* strongly  moved only a little while before.  v .To all outward appearances' he had rr-  -covered his self-wntrol,. yet��� if anyone  could have looked into hislsoul St would  shave been as easy to see1 that'he was  completely unstrung as it is to see the  waves running high *jtzst after a storm  is over. - -*- ��� -��  ^As he stood looking- ��p htto-tfce'be-  jeweled sky the door of the farther end  of the veranda opened, and his white-tur-  baned servant " made   Ibis appearance, j  The eahib's dinner is served."   He wen! \  might-*,��read in the"duiknessupoiifa snaker  before he^'could possibly be aware of its  presence. Even had lie thought of such  a thing the 'all-compelling need of movement ��� rapid, vigorous,* exhausting -���  would have"trodden down his leaf and  sent him out into tho night. With the  next turn that biought him to the dooJ(  he stopped, turned the handle, and, with*  out pausing, even'to getT a caff, ho wenT  on.lg tho veranda, down the steps, nntf  Out info the night. Like a man walking!  for a wager ho went swinging down the  road. Fast as he was going, his thought \  ���went faster still.   He felt he must over*  ing congealed, enucleated into the honoi  of the moment. Il/c heard nothing else,  he saw nothing else, he felt nothing else  "but the hissing, hissing, hissing in the silence, the two eyes glimmering through  the darkness, and the lissom coil on coil  pressing on his feet. ^  Another instant the dark head ro3e  and swayed. Slowly, gently, softly it  moved from side to^idc, and as it mo\ed  and swayed his eyes moved too.  What should he do? -, , "**���*  If he attempted to get up he knew his  sudden movement ,��� would, disturb the  snake and it would'strike.1 If ihe lay still  'The head raised itself higher as the inmost coil ^unwound itself, and as the  creature s'wyed in a gradually widening  aro he could see the led tongue darting  out and in, he could hear the hissing,  hisbing, hissing in an increasing tone*.     .,  William Haddon's eyes were riveted  on the i eyes in the undulating, swaying  head. His body was as cold as nimble,  and as'bereft bf life for all the move-  take it, pass It, leave it far behind.   Like   ,nent 0f which it was capable.   Only hib  a thief in the night he bioke Into a iuiij-' eyes m0Vcd as the 'snake's eyes moved,  faster, faster still, in obedience to  the'      Through the closed shutteis theie came  incompiohensible uige within. I a ���ymk oi moonlight that fell acioss the  When he paused he staited back ir> ' loom an(J bibke the spell which bound  tt :      i��� l. ,.:      iir.v. ,..i .^.^ c^g     Intently  as  he  watched  the  hofroi'. Unconsciously to himself'he had  reached the spot where a few houis be  fore he had been stopped by'the snake  acioss the load. A cold sweat'broko out  over him. In his mind ho recreated the.  reptile, rcbrcathed r into its foim tho  broath of life, leniiima'ted its being with  the horrible instinct of its kind", iLooking down to where he had last gazed upon it, he refashionedrits dark form out  of tho^night, sbuddered at tho scarlet  tonguo'dai ting in and out of the unopened mouth, fascinated himself with the  swaying ,head he became  conscious  for  the first time wneo he woke*that there  was a door to his loom, a means of es-*  cape if he could only reach it.  " he could< only reach it I "How  many steps between- his bed, nnd tha  door, between the bed''on which lie lay  and tho means of safety, between the^  thing ou his feet and the way of eacapeT  The,moonbeam vanished.,. , ,f  Slowly, gently, softly, in the'da'iknojv  Illuminated by tho glimmer of tho candle,  into the room to find Waring waiting  for him,, and the two. sat opposite each  other.  "My ride has made me as hungry as *  hunter/' said Waring, as he helped him  self. "Awfully good to-night, these' curried eggs, old man,"' he said, looking at  Haddon, as the latter refused the prof  fcred dish.  ' "No, I can't eat." He rose from the  table and walked abruptly away. "I  can't eat."  "What!    Still thinking of *'  "Yes, yes; don't talk of it," Haddoi:  interrupted, vehemently. "It's^ bad  enough to think;' don't" talk of it. Jr  you had brought that cursed deadsnakf  -back with you I believe I should have  gone half out of my senseB."  *��� Waring checked ;a natural'impulse U  tell his friend that he .had had the snalc  brought back, for he saw what effect thi  announcement' would have on him. In  stead he said,/'Have a drop of brandy  that'll pull you together. Why, ma*  alive, if you go on like this you'll be ou  of your mind before the morning," am.  he laughed to chase away the fears o  his friend.  "Oh, I'm all right enough, old ma.i  It's only the disgust of the thing thaf-  sickened me. Of course, I know I'm a  ass to let it affect me like this, and e^  erybbdyM say it's all stupid foolishness,  but I oan't help it. I can't help it an*,  more than Lord Roberts can help beinj:  affected by a cat, and goodness knows a  cat's harmless enough in all conscience  Yet, if there's one anywhere In the  neighborhood, he is almost in a fienz\  until it is removed. But we won't tall'  of it any more, we'll talk of something  "he," he added, foigetting entirely thai  ho had said the some thing only a litth  while before as a prelude to lapsing int<  ���iilence.  Just as happened when tlicy weie nil  ing, the conversation somehow Ian  jiiishcd, and they did not exchange an  ether word as thev sat and smoked to  pother for close on two hours  '���Well, I'm going to turn in" Waiiug  '.luokcd at his watch. "1* s helf-past ten  'and I'm tiled    Gocd-nifrht, old man"  "Gpod-night," and H.uldon w.\-s left  nlone. He smoked; and as the blue  wreaths of smoke cm led upwaid thr\  seemed to his e\cited im lginuMon 4o  Lake on the shape of ,a snal'e���the away  ing,-undulating-, wiithmg foim'of f  3nake.  He got up and began to walk restlcs  ly to and fio. "I'm a fool," h-- said, hall  aloud, irritated at hi- own thoughts  which foiced him to seek relief in speech  "A fool," and he began to walk more  i.ipidly than bcfoie. A strange ic-.tleiS  ncas was upon him, a need for mo*, emcnl  ns though to find relief fiom himsell, to  benumb��h!s brain with the obocs&ion of  incessant pacing up and down tho loom  The confinement of the place,,tho constant turning, set his ncives on edge  The fe\er in his brain was too much for  him. He wanted to feel the cool night  air upon his brow, to  feel himself un-  stood entranced, immovable, enthialled.  The moon  came  put  from   behind  a  bank of clouds which, had  obscured it  entirely.   William, Haddon looked upon  the ground and smiled to himself.'   There  was nothing���absolutely nothing, to'recall the affair of the afternoon, which  was of so little consequence to most people, yet was so fraught with emotion to  Siim.   He tuftied,and walked slowly back'  to the house Ae"had-le-ft"five-m'iles behind him less than a s*1iort hoi�� ago.  .< "Eeogh, I'm tired.?./He dropped into  a' ehair, stretched himself,, and yawned.  With an effort he pulled' himself together  ��nd got up.  "I Bhall go- to &ed,"J he thought, amd,  taking up a candle from tSe table,- he  lighted it and' went' into his room. 'Ste  sat down on the side of tfts hed' aiid'  passed his hand wearily over, his- fore*-  nead arid his eyes. Once again' lie yawned,  and stretching himself he .leaned1' back  on* the pillow. K  i "Eeogh, that's- good,"'(J.e- murmured to  (himself.' "I'll Test for five minute* Before  I undress myself."'..He' raised'hie feet on  to tho bed, kicked off his shoes; stretched'  his tired, body, smoothed out the furrows'of his troubled', tirain; and a rapturous languor crept over him; t. He pulled  'up a'light silk rug'that^lajr at the foot,  of the fe,' covered himself' with ifc,~"and>  making ttp his mind that the next min1-  ute he ^weuld get up and- go properly to  bed, he fell asleep. ,  In his sleepjhis brain; set free from- the  througl:  ing, hissing, hissing. Upon his feet William Haddon felt the coils grow tense a*  the serpent drew "bade' "ready for* its  strike. ���   . *v ������,  Now cm ireveri,,that was^his"change'of  ,Iifs- Now ot jie.tai^_thn.t_Mi'fta lib moment of escape. .Now or never, nnd'In,  another instant'he knew ,there _ would  come a flash^of living lightning/a pain-'  less puncture of his skin, and'then���;��� ,  , Gathering together the'edge lof'the  rug in hip two hands he sprang forward,  .drawing;'his   feet   up'.under    him,'and  What was that undulating thing that  looked so like a serpent in the daik?  He looked again; a hand and arm, a  dark-skinned, glistening arm, and naked I  Slowly the window opened, softly and  gently, without a sound.  "An Indian dog with theft for his incentive!" ' ,  William Haddon watched the window  with a new-born inteftest, heedless for/  the'moment of the living poison which  lay only a few yards from the place on '  which he crouched.  y SJowly the window" opened, "still slleut-  i V, withoiil a sound.   A naked foot came  in, a naked leg;  another foot and leg,  -and,  in   another   moment,   silhouetted  - against, the -'sky, William  Haddon saw  the face and form of Ram Koosh Basha,  , in, his mouth a long, pointed knife of  steel. ' '  1 '- Slowly, softly, silently the Indian let  himself down to the floor. From his  mouth * he ^took the'knife In fhis strong  light hand, and, stooping, he crept down  round the foot of the bed, the knife in  'hand, his right arm swaying just as tho  sttake had swayed, and, like it, armed  with death.  Slowly, softly, silently tho Indian  moved up to the side of the bed. -With'  a sudden movement like a flash of lightning thehand struck out. William Had--  don saw, an indesci ibable suspicion of  light upon the blade, and the next Instant .heard it cut its way thiough tho  ' covering of the bed "en which he had been,  1 lying.     '  "The hnnd of vengeance 1"-hissed the,  iinan���"the hand of vengeance I" And lie  [stabbed again. ,   '  Another instant and a shriek of anguish' rent ..the silence,of tho night; a.  scream ol terror,* a Borcam of pain, a  scream of horrible awakening to art un-"  'imagined horror:���' * '. i     ��� "      ' \<e   '  A scream, and tthen another scream.  William Haddoii, his- every sense alert,  to seek out'tho moaning of'the slightest-'  >sound, realized at tho very first scream'  b  *hat had happened.   He knew that in  the darkness, tlic man had stepped upon'   ,  the extended ,.bodyj of the snake lying by";   ,  (the bed, and'that the creature, terrified^  perhaps, and seeking to' defend itself, or  angry and eager to attack', had reared its"  head'and struck, Us loathsome'mouthy  tinctured with death/ touching, the human skin with its poisoned kiss.  fmprisomaent of his will; traveled back  wards through the events off the day.  He saw himself sitting,, in his room administering Justice to the native prisoners brought before him, sifting the littlo  grains of truth out' of the plentiful' chaff  of lies as each side outlied the other.  He saw himself settling down to> bear  the case of Ram Koosh Basha. Once  more he heard the Indian's passionate  threat' of vengeance, and once more 'he  gased on the dark face distorted' with  hatred and with vengeance. Ho saw reflected," as in a 'glass, hisr smile of contempt at the man's threats as ihc warders removed him from his presence. He  saw himself mount his horse and start  with his friend for the daily ride into  the country before going home to dinner  ' He saw1 once more the snake acrosa  the road, and started in his sleep. The  .next instant.he was as wide awake as  if it were noon instead of midnight  'There was a strange sensation, of weight  about his feet. ��� '  ' "They must have gone to sleep, lie  'thought. "I shall have to get up am!  walk about to set the blood circulating  again." ,        .  i Before he moved his feet he looked  down, and by the light of tho candle  glimmering through the darkness he saw  .looking toward him two shining spots ol  llight. ,   ,  ' Without the action of his will his eye *  idi&tendcd until he could feel the musc^  Istrained.     * -">'',�����  . He felt hie body'grow hot and oold in  'turns. ,.  He felt his flesh begin to creep, hi**  .liair to Btand on end, as, through the  .darkness, his distended eyes,, starting  Ifrom the double point of light, traced  '.out the lissom coil on coil of a serpen!  lying on his feet ut tho foot of the bed.  ' William Haddon lay fascinated by the  (sight, his brain awake with fear, hi.*-  'heart alive with horror, life body aflooil  with loathing, a cold sweat chjlling him  'from tho crown of his heRd to tho sole  of his feet. His every sense waB strained  to the utmost of its perception, his ever)  nerve was at, the extreme limit �����."-  tension, as he lay motionless, watching  waiting, listening. As ho watched; hi  saw the red tongue dart out of and into  it&e unopened mouth. As he waited he  'felt the heavy coils upon his feet begin'  'to uncoil. As he listened he heaid a gentle hissing through .the silence and the  stillness. , ,     ,.  William naddon felt his heart heating  in his throat, throbbing in his temples,  bursting at his eyes as hc lay there with  the weighty terror coiling on his feet,  the sickening hoiror looking in his eyes,  and the knowledge that perhaps only a  few seconds stood between him and the  only form of death hc feared, the disflg-  uiing hoiror his whole soul loathed.       ,  William Haddon lay still, his very be-  crushed the rug ever the swaying head I 7  Through the open window the light'        that was not light, the ghostly rodiansse;  of the hidden moon, not concealing yet  not revesting < that on'which it shone, <  came'into the room.'- ' ,  - - William Haddon sat with parched lips;  "and open mouth watching the half*-oo6��  Sealed yef)' half-revealed things on the  floor fcy the side of the bed: tha BSfcn.'  -writhing In anguish, the lerptnt writhintf  IS" 'trTmnpS, 'the ~ snaFe's" oo3y collect  around the'man's leg, the man's,arm  ���oiled around the snake.    E  A, scream, another scream. ! '   '  And  through ' tie  open   window, the  white light of the moon lighted up the-,  forms with an unearthly^ light.  "   William Haddon 'm' the' shadow, unre- -  vealed ���by_���the :blaek,_eIo_lhes'.he' Awore, ^  looked .down' and saw the eyes of Ram  Koesh Basha.' _The vengeance that had  filled   them' when^ last , he  gazed  upon  them-, had' dSed' out/and iii its place ak"  flame of terror blazed.  and the coiled-uy \body -pointecVwith  death. The " next instant'���all osfc ' tho  same insta-nt���he apiranw o<3 the beti.  He struck tho table by his* side. There  was a rattlis; a. crash. The rooiw was  plunged-> in darkness- The (-dimmering  candle had gone. out. He -Ka<J knocked  the candlestick over. Be stood; fanmov-  'sble with terror. Hot and' cold hi* blood  Burged through1 his frame.     .        '     '. *  -He strained his- eye*? he .coaid. see-,  nothing. ,     ,   ��� " '     ���*_"'���-/,'''   '^'\'  Jfe strained his- ears- and',heard'.thet  angry hissing, hissing, hissing: of the unv,  B^en terror.!that,lay coiling: in- the dark-  nessv   That sound? recalled him to> him-  ���K he could reach- the doorT 7 - -u. r*  But between him and the dioor was'the-  thing, he feared���the thing ��i degradation^ the thing of death; Only by the  light of the candle could' he have ���seen-'  whew it was and have escaped' it, and  he hod put the candte-out. '      - ,    _  If-K�� moved forward- it would be certain' dfeath. "If he stood where he was- ifc  would! be certain desudti   _ *r *  Another instant he had bounsfcdlupon  to a' cheet of drawers at the other end of  the room. .. '  Through the darkness- He strerinedi his-  eyes-to-'try to discern- the outline of the  undulating form as he crouched! farther  and farther from the- edge, iqjitolose,  against* the wall.  He eould not. h s  Through  the  silence- he  strained  his  earsHliat  he might try  to  locate  the  place in which the dreadihorror sj>oke its  message of death. '���   -  ,.   Hc oould not. ���"  The hissing had ceaisedi As he erouched  against the wall hc" wuld'feel the blood  distend his lips, the icy touch of his fingers strike cold upon his palms; ho could  hear the life-throb of> his heart beat into  his brain.   Was it tho knell of death?  He drew closer still into the wall. His  knee slipped on the polished, surface of  the chest of drawers and made a> creaking sound ��� once, twice, three times.  Would the reptile" hear it and be guided  tn. TtrTini-A Via.  waaf *-  Swiftly jfche serpent swayed /rom side  to side, held in the Indian's (.'mvulsive  to where he was?  grasp as he-.strove to keep the swaying  head from stinking enae more at his  body. -Hoansely- the man's breath" camo  and went as be writhed m pain, and with  his other hand) strove to unwind the serpent fronu bi�� thigh-  A minute passed, twojoinrutes passed,'  and Williami Haddon sat transfixed at  the unequal, battle going on beneath his  feet, the battle of the vanquished with  the victor, the battle of the dying with  death.' ��� ,  * A minute, two minutesv >  To William Haddon watching it might  have been eternity * 1 ,5.  It was eternity. ' . ,     ���  *_With a, sudden inspiration the Indian,  'still holding: the snake's- nec^with his  right hand, let go its body with his left  and picked. up> the knife with which he  had sought to kill the man who had thaC  day sat in judgment on him, and with a  quick sweep e��t oil the serpent's head.  "The hand! of vengeance!" he cried, as  the coil unloosed about his leg.  To William Haddon, at the other end'  of the room, the last syllable of the  word  came, up  like ��  hiss,  and Ram!  Another moment the corridor was alive**  with clattering feet.  "What -was   the    matter    that  you,  screamed   like  that!"    George  Warlng{,  followed by the startled servants, bearing lamps in their hands, came rushing'  -into the room. >  . William Haddon pointed to tho 'headless serpent on the ground and the dylnff  man by its side.  "The hand of vengeance I" and ho felK  fainting on the/toor.���"Striind  "  atee."  ���J! J" ftF ^ ���"?*fa*Jitt' ^l Koo^h^haTellbaVun onsets.  to defend himself'���a stick, a atone, something, anything���only not to stand waiting In the silence for the>eeld kiss of  that degraded mouth which meant 'hfo  death1 ,       '     *  Should he cry out? ,    ,, -     ,  If he did, before his cries- could awaken  his sleeping friend and servants and they  came, his call might have guided jtbe  serpent to his place of refuge, and his  cry for help would have been onJy his  own summons to dcatth. No, better be  silent.  What was that noise. *        :  Was it the serpent striking in anger at  the shutter of the window on tho other  side of the room? If only the candle  werealightl If only he had a match I If  only it were not so dark! ;  How cold ho was! * Mechanically he  turned up the collar of his'dinner jacket,  and with his left hand drew tho lapels  across his chest. 'f    ,  If only he could seel ;  That noise again! f ���  He held his breath, he scarcely-breathed;  only through the parched lips of his open  mouth a little stream of air came and  went.    So  he sat, crouched upon  the  chest of drawers, his right hand hold--  ing the lapels  of  his  coat  across his  chest, his left hand_ holding his feet lej! |  (cney should move, "his eyes glued on the j  window through which the sound came.   ^  A ray of moonlight flickcrcd through , pd ^ - - Ncw  tho ~omv What wns that swaying sha- j yofk ,f J ^^ ^ ^   Wha��fthe mflt.  On the Bum  "-Life."  A Pertinent Query.  Parmer Summergiass���Dod blinged if  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Heac .Disinfectant  Soap Powder is better than other no wlers  as it is both soap and diMM-feetaut,    3&  dow by the window?  Was it the nameless thing he dreaded?  Was it the undulating head?  Was it T  Noj there on the floor, by the bed,  extended at full length, lay tho serpent  from which ho had managed to escape.  The moonbeam vanished.  ter with your niaohineiy anyway?  Neiv Yorker���What do you mean?  Farmer Summoi grass���Why, you talk  ido much about your skysciapers���now  ,why don't the blamed things work?-**  "Four Track News,"  "   <\  fl  |j|il|iisj^^  wruwrufwin  *  M^btl/tf   Wff~H*>n ' THE HOLY MIS.
W. EVERETT JOHNSON, <V
d&actor Ohuich of Redeemer, New V
^ - Yoik <?
"JSS^Jwed be Thy, name—Matt, vl, 9.
The Lord's Prayer is a volume' of
doctrine arid ethics', bas.c and far-reaching. This first' petition is the cornerstone of the whole structure/ami sets,
forth the same radical concept that St.
Paul docs in his treitise on charity.
It creates the'view point of the religion
of Jesus Christ To make something
holy is to develop the highest attitude
of our nature, the icsult of the union
of the mind arid the heart „  '
There is hol'iicjss th-t b'longs to certain things aside from whpt we oidin-
arily call leligion Ihc thing that has
become holy to you may have, little or
no value. An old book that your mo-o
ther often icad, that would not bung
five cents in the maik.it, is licasiiicd as
a holy thing'bj you, and pa haps by
you alone, tlic old homestead is a holy
place;'a little half-woin shoe is a holy
thing to a saddcno-l moll cr's hca t All
because these thmgs have been linked
with  the  affections. rt
The giant locomotive lus„beiomc a
holy thing to the man tliat sits in the
cab, the realization of the di'cain of
years, the shnnc of woi shipping labor;
there is no need to bm lum to give' it
his best cneigics, theyjidong to it A
drop off stagnant w.itci is a holy thing
to the man of conscience who has, devoted his'mmd to study of'its rcvcla-
- tions, and thiough his microscope he
enters it with such ievacuee as a
worshipper does a temple. No need
to bid him to prayer, 01 such it is, he
kneels day after day fwaiting for" the
revelation of" God.      .**:_,
The devoted son/ the loving mother,
the mechanic who gives honor to his
work, and the student"'whose every
thought is a pra>ci, ai,c examples of
the best things in this life of ours, and
the nearest to our loving Father, creating and vwoi king in His infinite wisdom: but", as w'th'a 1 the nob est things
in life, they aie^ the most dangerous.
The son, the mothei, the cng neer, ,the
t student may become idolaters, and that
which was holy dcg-ne'iate into a selfish
superstition, that which 'ought to ">le
a motive to a broad' an'd| wealthy life
become a positive hindrance to true
growth. * ;    - -- -~
Here, then/the far-ieachmg, opening words of our Lord's prayer,-May,
oui Father's name-be made holy. And
what is our Father's nsime? Surely not
only what we sound when we pio'-*
nounce the woids, siuely not the name,
as you or* I have a name by^.wluch we,
are known among men, which, por-
nounced, gives no revelation of what
we are.     .. ^ < J" >
Our Lord is doing more than bid
us abstain from piofanity and pio-
nounce His Father's name ivuh' reverence in our speech And what us the*
name of God? That by which Hc has
revealed Himself, that by which He is
known.. Not a name like Brown-or'
Smith, which tells naught of what he
who bears it is, but a name spoken in
our ears'in'all our daily'toil and hours
at home, as varied as our lives, but
ever revealing Him; now His love,.now
His'wisdom, now His mercy, now His-
justice. >,v; (       ;-''.•'
It means for us to -give "Him- our
devotion, that the seeming little things
in life become as .the ,treasured book
of a mother's life or things rejected
by men, as the little, worn-out shoe,^
ever declaring the gracious blessing'of
a-life not now seen.
It means that our daily work is with
holy things treated with loving care
such as the engineer- gives to his .great
instrument of modern life. It means"
that" the .most despised and scorned of
things on earth .'may become a wealth
of revelation'of divine wisdom, as docs
that dirty drop of water to the'student's
eager eye.
* It means that all around so speaks
of 'Our Father's love and wisdom that
the earth becomes a temple, and our
duties ahd our'cares that by which we
offer praise and worship to Him who
built it.     '
"Hallowed be Thy name"; so teach
me, Lord,'to find in everything, that
.greets my ear a name for/Lliee, in
everything that,greets my eye Thy autograph, that I may live in holy place
and offer continually the incense of my
devotion.
Here, then, the viewpoint of our religion as taught by Him who gave it:
Reverence towards His created work,
and, above all, for. " human life, all
cleansed, nothing unclean, no life so
low, so forsaken, that it shall .not recall that holiest moment of His .work
when* He, too, cried: "My God, my
God.why hast Thou forsaken me?" The
utter darkness of the Hply of Holies in
which He placed the light by which
we might see -the holiness of our God
when the veil was rent in. twain.
St. Paul calls this same great virtue
charity, but whether charity or reverence is that spirit that never scorns,
never despiscth, is never puffed up,
seeketh not her own,,thinketh no evil,
Iropeth all things, and without which
we may give all our goods to the poor
»nd our bodies to be burned, and yet
are but as sounding brass or a tinkling
cymbal.
We can learn the holiness of God
only by making holy all that Hc hath
given us: we can have faith only as we
make holy the name of God.
the cannon discarded as obsolete or faulty
after the Napoleonic wars These actual
service cannon were freely used at Woolwich, and probably other gariison towns,
as street corner-posts, the bore being
plugged with oak to keep out the rain,
and refuse, the emerging end of the plug
being shaped in hemispherical form to
represent the Issue of a cannon-ball.
Later on these real cannon were superseded by Imitation lion (afatlngs, the half
cannon-ball anil all Tins cannon pattern.
for corner-posts found its way to London, where It may still be seen In many
of our older streets and sauares Fiom
the unenlarged corner-post of the cannon pattern" emerged the lamp-podt ot-
the period, .syftlcji ls familiar In London
to this day. - '.
t (
,  r For'the Farmer.
Lamp-posts in London.
-The earlier lamp-posts In' London, says
The Magadne of Art, wero evolved from
Clover ■ is- at its best as a fcrtilizei
when it has produced its, second crop
This is when it has grown two full
seasons If kept beyond this time cither weeds or'glasses come in, accoi cling <-as„ the soil is best seeded with
these Whocvci keeps a field in clover longer than two ycais, lessens thc
crop that can be grown aftei it On
the other hand, a clovci sod will lot
down'the fust season aftci il is plowed, so that the land may be sown with
clover seed the following spnng An
old sod made up from any ol the glasses should be cultivated two jcais before it is ready to rcsccd, hmcc the
smaller amount'of;fcitility it fuiiiishib
is more thoroughly exhausted by thicc
crops on ,it instead of two, as clover
'shows before the land is again bang
resecded. <■"   '   "        "    i    ,
*.    ,'    r-r—.—
Canadian   Shorthorn -Cows   Wanted
for St. Louis.
Mr.^H.  H.   Kinds,   Stanton,  Mich,
who   is  selecting   the   Shoi thorns',for
the dairy cow demonstiation at the St
Louis' Expositio'n, 'is- desirous" of get-
zting in communication with the owners of the best dauy vShorthorn"cows
in Canada, and for that purpose has
written Mr. F. W. Hodson, >Live Stock
Commissioner, Ottawa, foi-information'
regarding the best method of achieving his object. He Vvntes. "I am exceedingly anxious to locate soaic of
the 'best^specimens of dual-purpose
Shorthorn cows in existence for the
purpose of sccunng them to enter in
the" dauy demonstiation to" be held'at
the -St. Louis World's Fair ol next
year.""   I am aware that our. Canadian
-friends have many" specimens of this
type'of  Shorthorns,   and   am,hoping
.and ''expecting to receive veiy valuable assistance from'our friends across
^the^border  At the Columbian Woild's
Fair joF 1893 we  had  some  \ci>   fine
,cows"from"• Canada that were selected
by  a  committee-' of youi 4 Shoithoin}
Breeders'      -Association,    -and  '•'weie
"brought,out *under the auspices1 of the
Canadian Government , I am opening,
-co'rrespondence with many ^01" "youi
breeders, and desire voir \"eiy "able
co-operation an4 assistance'in;secuj ing
a few cows for this demonstiation from
the^Dommion I think* the comm.ttce
of the Canadian Shpithoin Herd Book
Association is 'already* moving in this;
matter -Of course, should wc secuie
some cows from Canada, and I think
ro*doubt we will, the record of their
performance would go into the aggie-
gate of the very creditable showing
that the Dominion , vvill undpubtedly'
make in- the live stock exhibition at
St. Louis next year."
Breeders who have cows of the'sort
.described by Mr Hinds,, and., who aie
willing' to*allovv^their animals1 to go to
St.  Louis,  should  at  once  open  coi-
. respondence with tr-.it gentleman at the
address  given' above'     "     '       '
Effect of Mulching Vegetables.
"Mulches cause some vegetables to
mature la'fer, while with'others no delay was noticed. Late spnng and early
fall frosts injure mulched plants more
than . cultivated ones, 'making it inadvisable to ""mulch very tender vegetables that require the whole season for
proper development. Early spring vegetables, 'which require only a few cultivations, can usually ,be grown more
cheaply by cultivation than by mulching. Furthermore, very early mulching, before *' the ground has become
thoroughly warm, is apt to retard the
;growth of .vegetables.' Summer- and
fall -vegetables,■' on'' the other hand,
which ' require frequent cultivation
throughout, the season, are grown
more cheaply by mulching -than cultivation, -i Moreover, '" the - yield and
quality of vegetables;, afe often improved by mulching. '   -
Many vegetables cannot be mulched
until they have become well .established and the weather has become warm,
thus requiring some preliminary cultivation. Such cultivation as is commonly given farm gardens i.s better
for most vegetables in early spring
than mulching, but mulching is just as
surely better in "midsummer than the
neglect which is tlic common thing in
farm gardens at that time of year. The
Nebraska Experiment Station tests
have, indeed, shown mulching to be
better in many cases than the, most
thorough cultivation throughout the
summer. Results very favorable to
mulching have been secured with""cabbage, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, potatoes and sweet potatoes. In all
these cases the yields have been increased, on the whole, quite decidedly by mulching, and the required labor decreased at the same time. Mulched cabbage produced larger heads than
cultivated cabbage,, atxl there was less
injury from rot. The vigor of toma-i
to plants was decreased by mulching,
but the yield of fruit increased The
fruit was also ckanci an 1 less subject
to rot. Mulched cucumbers produced
perfect fruits during dry periods, when
the fruit* from the cultivated plants
were small and impeifcct The quality of potatoes has not been hurt by
mulching,   except   in   wet   places.
In case of'transplanted onions, sal-1
sify, beets, carrots, parsnips, peas and
melons the results arc not decidedly
in favor bf-eithci o-f the two methods,
both the yields and the requned labor
being about the simc ' From recent
tests, it is thought unwise lo mulch*,
drilled onions, ,letti cc and,sweet corn
With drilled ''onion-, the stand - o£
plants is usually '-ut by mulching.
With lettuce it is also difficult to spread
the mulch without injury to the stand,
and the crop is hai wasted so caily that
it is not worth while'to mulch With
sweet corn the jields iim'about the'
same in a"nonnil 'season whether
mulched or cultivated, but this crop
lequircs so few cultivations that mulching is hardly profitable Jn a wet-season mulching decreases the yield, decidedly—R A. Emeison, ,in American*^
Cultivator.      ,       \  >- '
Conditional.
*•  ."Moike/will yez love me always wid
.All yer heart?" '   >       x   ,      - ,      ,
"Shure, unless I hov heartnfailure."
—"Judge." ,      ,
Music at Mealtime. '
In reply 'to'a question of London Punch,
whether theie" should'bei music during
metis, .Herr 'Rlehaid Stiauss" wrlte3 :
"The employment of oichestias 'at meal
times opeivs an endle=s*n'ew vista to the
writer of 'programme' music I hq.ve just
completed 'a new suite,*, entitled, 'Hebe
and Ganymede,'roccupying two hours in
performance, eaeh movement, of- tyrl>lQh.
is contrived <to'Jcoinciae in length and
treatment1 with "'a fresh couise * Thus,in
the soup section'the -wooing of thcturtlo
is"suggested by, a passage* for four flutes,
and the 'bhdV-is* riohly'scored with -brav-,,
ura passages for<the-oboes and piccolc^
An expressive -tmemulando .for violins,
heralds with an anticipator*, shiver the
advent of the ice pudding and a strepitouq
coda In the finale gleets'the'arrlvaLof
the coffee and liquois" * v
Sir Hubert Pariy writes Ciom the Rojal
College of Music 'I have long been a
belle\er In the efficacy 61 music-at meals,
and in pioof Uieieof 1 csj to sand jou tho
score of my incidental music to the 'Roast
Pair  of* Sirens ' " - >
Loid Grimthorpe wiltes "As.a^oon-
vinced 'mealei,', I am ot opinion thi).t If
people aro not to dunk between biealtfast
j and lunch, 01 between lunch",uid dinner,
the meals themselves should be made qs-
•'melodiously attiactive as passible , , Let
our motto therefoio be -pi ink to me
only  with   thine  pais'" '      '      *
"^"lur T. P Conncfi wiltes "The only
.objection I'have to music, at meal times
Is this .- When I,heai music, beh|g of a
very emotional Celtic temperament, I am
hiesislibly impelled'to sing"' The last
line this happened I was eating ta. ploveijs,
egg. Me dear boy-,,1. neaily/h^d a spasm
of the glottis I" 1    ., 7
The proprietor of the riuick 'lunch restaurant in the Strand wutes "We find
that It accelerates oui aheadv.almosJJjin-
credlblo pace if the 'Tuikish Patroy or*
somo other rapid march Is pla> ed" dUrfng
he five minutes in which our^O.OOO.regular
customers enjoy theli  midday *mea.r;"£ t^J
Mr * Henry Bird witles". "You' agk,?
'Should there be mu-sic during meals?,'
But what of the corneise'—shouId''there
be meals during^music' »It seems %to*me
that to offer music at a ictattrant 1s\a
confession of falluie on,the part of the
chef Our music at the St James' Hall
conceits would nave to lie bad indeed
before we provided the extra, inducement
of food to go with it "     ,   "■ " *•  *
Mr. J. P Sousa wilte-? "There is no
doubt that the neaier the trombone the
sweeter the meat." K    _ Jjr
Advantages of Coffee Jelly.
Coffee in .'the form of jelly Ms .recommended by The Lancet lo those who
thlnk'it necessary to take this stimulant.
It says:—"A,hot draft of coffee la undoubtedly a powerful stimulant, enabling
both mental and pli>sical fatigue to bo
borne. On tho other lund, a" cup of hot
coffeo disagrees with m-iny persons; their,
digestion Is dlstutbed rather than aided,
there Is Interference with the holmul
chemistry .of the dlgosti/o process, and
tho ' dyspeptic must eschew hot, strong
coffee as well as tea The excosslvo
drinking of coffeo ls In any case an evil.
But It is often forgotten that coffee can
be taken In other ways, and In none, better than In the form of jelly A clear
coffee Jelly after'dinner Is every.bit ns
good as the hot infusion, while It is froo
from some of the drawbacks of tho latter
Coffee, unlike alcohol, diminishes organlo
waste, rouses the muscular oneigy without the collapse which follows alcoholic
Imbibition, and gelatin In tho form of
Jelly ls cooling, assuages thirst, Is soothing, and has a tendency 'to absorb any
excosslvo acidity of .the stomach Gelatin
Is what Is known as "a 'proteld-sparer—
that ls, it saves the destiuction of proteld,
such as albumen. Having regard ■ to
those facts, therefore, coffeo jelly should
form a very suitable sequel to dinner
and an excellent substitute for the Infusion. Moreover, th* astringent principles of coffee, which, however, are different in kind and degree from those
present In tea, are nullified bv the gelatin. In short, jelly Is an excellent vehicle
for coffee, but, as Is necessary in making the Infusion, the quantity of coffeo
in the Jelly »hould not be stinted. Coffee serves an admirable purpose In dietetics, and those with whom It disagrees
when taken In tho farm of a hot Infusion
will very probably find the jelly quite satisfactory."
Montreal and New York, J
The Evening ^os^ (M«w Yoik), says The
Nation of the same cltj, presents a stiIking parallel between tho conditions at the
port of Montreal and at Now York. Export cargoes aro plontllul at tho foimer
point ; hete the tramp steamer, the si^-o
Index of the stato of trade, has almost
disappeared, and tho few which do frequent our port must remain here idly for
days, perhaps weeks, waiting to be chartered, For the week ending June 20, 1903,
more   wheat   went   trom Portland, *Me„
-than from-New York.".Less than 200,000
bu..liels'can)e this wa> for export, -vihile
moie than l,uC0,000 bushels v^ent by way
'of- Canadian poits and Boston, The
sajRe f 1 eight rates aio offered by rail to
Boston as to New Yoik, though ithe distance Is greater,  and,  besides  this,  fice
• stprage with Insuianco Is piovldtd in ieIl->
roa:d'walehouses at Boston The rates
to* PhriiKl°lphla, Baltimoio, Newport
News vand other Atlantic pptts south ot
New" York are lower thanv.to!(this poit,
the-*i'cvult  of  a tiaffic  aiiMiigernent bo-
jtweonHlie ti unl>. lines As to the docllne
Itself, theie Is.-no possible doubt. Tho
annual  lepcit'of  tho  Cli.imbei   of Com-
-rrfcicp fni the fiscal >o,u ending Juno JO,
VM, show* that theie vwis a toUri defense In tho foipign commeice of tho
City ot Nlw Yoik, as- computed 'with
.3901, aincunlli g to ?M,l'i!>,C00     The llguies
- foi 1801 show a dccieise 01 $M,73l,,000 over
1900    Jnstcad^ot shaiing In the gieat In-
cicaso in the  nation's toioign  trade, the
port "ol rNevy   York   has   fallen ^behind
Moantlmo Montieal s expoits hive giown
,60m fU2io,911 In ISSOlo f04 010,982' in 1S99,
and hoi Impoits fiom $12 1U.G1S In 1SS0 to
$6,,01S,511 In 1S99 Fiom statistics compiled
by the New Yoik Pioduco Exchange wj
learn that New York's poioenta^e of the
total exports of flour wheat and coin, in
bushels, fell from 56 3 pei cent in 1SS0 to
329,pel cent in 1899, while Boston in the
same period of time inci eased her exports
of flour, wheat and corn fiom 7 9 per cent
to 13 3 per* centi; Philadelphia fiom 13 7
per cent to 1C 3 per cent , Baltimore from'
11 per cent to 20 6 per cent , Norfolk from
1 per cent to 2 8 per cent, and Newport
News from nothing to S 4 pel cent Since
these flguies have been compiled the decline has been even moro sti iking
x , Cyclists in-*Parliament. ^ ,
\ If there is one member of the House
of Commons more than ^another who
might have been expected to fight shy of
any but the simplest form of locomotion
In the streets of London, aigues The London ^Dally Chronicle, it is Sir James 'Fer-
gusson, who was not long since the victim of a serious cab accident which incapacitated him lot sevctal weeks Yet
he--has-*iecent]y been  seen cycling  down
, to Palace Yaid, ind is ,110 Is now in his
seventy-second yeai, tho perfoim.incc has
caused astonishment to his colleagues
Sir James Feigusson'is piobably tho oldest Farhamentaiy cj el'r1 in the piesont
House of Commons among tho evei-increasing list being Mi    Stuart  Voitley,
,Mr    John   Bums    Ml    Pit  O'Brien    Ml
Reginald McKenmi,  Sn  Foitcscue Flan-
nery and 'Viscount Cr-inborne. *.       "
'Counterfeit" Furniture.
*'In England the fuinltuie most fieoly
counterloited is that 'of Chippendale,
Sheraton and Hcpplcwhitc but the manufacture Is not always •> taken,, ab initio
There is a^iaige indu"tiyr-one ol the
'centres of which is said to bo. 01* to have
been. In tho-noighboi hood of. Lo cobtei,
of * buying up genuine old eighteenth-century furmtuie of a simple kind, inlaying
with satinwood shells and the like, sometimes,' though not ilways equally genuine,' until the enrichment (often justified
by the oiiginal pattern and style), once
the piece has passed'thinugh ihe In nil of
the skilful Fiench-polishoi, seemed to
Warrant a hea\*y pi ice \ Genei ally, speaking (says The Maga/ino of Ait), satin-
wood is tho favoiitc wood of tiie fuini-
ture-faklr for decoi ttions, "but "almost
any wood can be imitated, thus inahog-
any can be made ltom sycamoie, and
ebony with peai-wood II is by, staining
the "inlay with blue that the ^admired
green is obtained In sitinwood Perhaps
the most fiequontly "faked" objects fof
this class are the clocks commonly known
as "grandfather clocks " Tho number of
plain clock-cases of this kind has seii-
ously diminished of late, and the number
of highly decoiated ones has piodiaious-
ly Increased , 1 *      -   *
' "        *- • 1 •
r ' Yours, Mine and Ours. ,_ v^
-'An , excellent paper of ' anecdotes „of
Churchmen Is contributed to the August
number" of Blackwood's Magazine by
"Sigma." ' The writer tells several stories
"of Blomfleld, Bishop ot London. One of
these arose out of the complex'character
'of the Bishop's plentiful domestic ciicle.
Jtt appears that his Loidshlp married
twice, and in both unions had been blessed with progeny, while his second wife,
was a widow, who, besides supplementing her second husband's famllv, had imported an independent brood of her own.
"In my expeuence, the children of ecclesiastics do not,-evcn under noimal con->
ditlons, always exemplify 'the Christian,
unity so solemnly enjoined from the parental pulpit, and with such a blond as
that which I have just denoted, it is
scarcely surprising that uniuffied peace
was not Invariably piesent under the
'Bishop's roof. ,On one olcaslon when an,
unequal battle was raging last and furious among the miscellaneous* offspiing,
the Bishop was distuibed in his study
by the impetuous entiance of his'lady.
•"What is it, my dear ?.' ho inquiied, with
Ill-concealed leirtlness. 'Oh, Bishop, sho
■replied,In agonized accents, 'quick, quick,
there's not a moment to lose ' Your children aie .siding with my children, and aro
murdering our chlldion !' "     ""   -
A Few Facts.
*l .'.
It doesn't take much flattery to mako
emalPmen" feel  big.
Soon the baseball geim will get its work
in on the.rooter.
'Blood will tell, but tho moro brains a
man has the loss ha tolls.
A young man somrllmes gets a plump
refusal fiom  a alen<let   girl.
Sonie men waste a- lot of time In explaining   that  It wasn't  their  fault.
A man may be his own woist enemy,
but he Is pure to bo lus own best friend.
Tftose? who stand by tho clamor for fair
play usually oeek an oppoitunity to butt
m.
When a widow appeals in half-mourning
It's  the  wise  bachelors  cue  to  take to 1
tho tall timber.
AH the comfo-ts of a home and alj the
conveniences of a hotel ure never to bo
found Under the same loof
A man's self-i-npnitanco would get an
awful Jolt if ho know how littlo others
cero about his existence
The man who tl.iows bouquets at himself imagines tho public soos where they
go but not  wheie  they  come  from.
Tho bore who is forever asking one disagreeable questions about one's self has
all the other bores beaten seventeen
blocks.
If a man allows his head to,,be turned
by flattery Its onlv a matter of time until
he gets It where Katherlne get the neck-
h«-nnMm Dally Tribune.
i'''\lu
THESE
MAIDS KNOW
that the long agony
of female weaknesses,'
the torture of their
more mature sisters,
may be all avoided by
the use of the great
South American
Nervine Tonic <-
which gives impulse,
power, vigor aud vim
to every vital organ,
thus   producing   or I
preserving  BEAUTY
oFl^ACE and FORM
by feeding the nerves    ,
directly until they put the sys»
tern in order. /	
Edward Purrey, of S> dney Centre,
British Columbia, states ,r My wlfo
was taken down with nervous prostration which later, developed Into
pamlysls of on<* side Three bottles
of , SOUTH AMERICAN NERVINB
worked wonders for her iWe cannot speak too h-fifhlj of the remedy "
Dr. Von.Stan's Pineapple Tablets"
digest the food la the stomach
mtbsut the aid of the stomach,
giving thei stomach a rest—
They heal the stomach by tho
best cure—tho rest cure.
Price, 85c. * ' ,21
W
Mr*. Fanner—Here, my poor man, ar«j
some, oold sausages Weary Willie—.
'Scuae me, mum, hut don't your sign Mj)j
"Bawara ol the dog" T—"Judge."        ,     *
■ Madge—Nellie says sne is twenty-lour*'
Marjorie—Ye»j twenty-lour, marke*
down from tSiirtj-nlne.—"Judge."-
in,1?:
~ 'y
£-^Sffif Droop with
'^Dyspepsia?
She   was   a
beauty   until
irregularities
ipeculiar toller
sex brought on
that dread dyspepsia   and general misety.        .
But there is certainty of cure for'
her
<,THE GREAT
/SOUTH  -  -
AMERICAN
NERVINE
Will first feed
Ber Shattered Nerves , then strength-,
ened by it they will put  every vital
organ to work vigorously    T?hc li\er
will do its share, the heart will have
blood to pump the nerves will be quiet '
The woman will be beautiful again.
1  Mrs   James  Edge,  Post-Mistrsss of
Edge Hill, Ont, writes •
"I have had indigestion and dyspepsia
for nearly ten j eai s At times 1 could
eat nothing.   After taking two bottles ,
'* of South American Nervine I was entirely well and am in perfect health."     "
 -f
,  The Qr»t Sonth American KIdnsy Cure dis-'
solves and washes out waste matter at
once from kidneys and  bladder,  and
' simultaneously begins the building ut
of new tissues.   Relief in six hours.
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"You" used to hnvc a good deal   to
say about "politics " •
• "Yes,' 'answci ed the Kansas farmer,
"and I still have ni> opinions. , But
with ciops big and faim hands scarce,,
a man wol'IcI be foolish to start anar-^
guincnt."—Washington Star. ""t-
i .  •—— <
"Lcmirci once   git   my     han'   on**de-
chicken, wid a straight joad bofo' me,"
says  a   Gcotgia  darky,   "en   I'll  settle- ■
dc race problem so quick I'll make yo-
head swim."—Atlanta  Constitution.
Let ft be Grip, Malaria
Fever or what not, always strike at the Heard
to protect it,  to  strengthen it, to
cure it, and you baffle' every othes
ailment.
Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure
puts new vigor into every heart, and
ninety-nine out of a  hundred nee<3
it,  for that  percentage   are   sick.
Having  put  that  machine in good
working order,  it  has guaranteed
the whole system against sickness*
Every organ is soon sound.     It al>
way's relieves in 30 minutes.
Mrs. Ezra Ducraham, Temple, N.Bt,
Canada, wutes :— " Have bad heart trouble foO
years ; would have it as often as three* times a
Veek, sometimes lasting twenty-four houn.
Was persuaded to give Dr. Agnew's Heart Cnro
a trial, which I did, with the greatest result^. U
surely is a. peerless remedy, and would adtrlae
any one who has heart trouble to try it."
DR. AGNEWS OtSHWEST.
He who would be free from piles ^ind site
eurptions must use this cure, which routs then
out at once and for all time
The safest, quickest cure, because compounded
on correct principles. Fiercest foe of itching
skin diseases.   Pnce, 35 cents.          99 A TUN"    -B: C, -SATURDAY,    NOVEMBER   7,    1903.-  I' -  ���r  I'* Y  \  r  H'l  *.  iV**  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Churoh,oi England: .  8t. Martin's Church, cor.Third aud Trainer streets. Sunday services, Matins at ,11 a.  e��.v Bveiiionir 7:30 p. m. Celebration ol Holy  Communion, 1st Sunduy In each month and  ���n Special occastouR, Sunday School, Sunday at 3 p. m. Committee Mentinirfl, Ut  Tliuridajr iu each matith.        '       c  Rev. frVli. Steiiliousau, Keotor.  St. Audrovv'u. Prexlotorian Church hold  ���oivloes in the Church on Second Street.  Morning service at 11 pveniiiir service 7:30  Sunday Soli oui at the close sf tho moriiliifr  Mi-vlce. Roy. K.Turkliiirtoii, JMinister. Flee  KeaiUtie Room, to which ull ure welcome.  BIRTH     '  Plumbk���At AtlinB. C, on Sat-  urday Octoder  31 St.,   to  Mr. aud  Mrs. S. H. Plumbe, a son.  f  Kodaks aud ' Fresh' ko'daitrsup-  ' plies at C. ' R. Bourne's.  A turkey shoot will be held at the  Nugget Hotel, on Thursday November 26U1I commencing at 11a.m.  In the evening a Grand Ball will be  given in the Nugget Hall; to which  all are cordially invited.  McDonald's - Grocery make*,a  -specialty of fresh eggs and butter.  Mr. Faulkner has opened up a  Photographic Studio in the Claim  buildings. He intends to make  Portraiture a specialty, and he will  have the best collection of Northern  views in Atlin.^'  Among the1'passengers who left  on the last boat were^-F. T. Biunck  arid wife," J J H. Brownlee, 1,. H.  Griffiths, W/J. Anderson, F. Breexe  N.'Sabin, J.'tipscombe, F. J. Sage-  man, Frank Weir, E. Ridd, .the  White Pass -'employees and1-? the  sta'mpedefs^i'who will return ', for  ���Bullion Creek; >  r'''Nothing is more appreciated than  ' views"of the,couatry >you live in,.- ,  A fine collection always in stock  at'*'The Atliu.Studio."-   .  ' Large stock of Domestic and Im-  ���   ported cigars, at C. R. Bourne's  New line of Hardware at E. L.  Pillman &'Co's.- -  A Portrait-would be more acceptable at home than a Card for  Christmas.    The Atlin Studio.  Great display cf Crockery-ware,  Lamps and Christmas Supplies at  E. L. Pillman & Cofs.  Fresh Fruit^and Vegetables at all  times at The Atliii Trading Co.,  Limited.  A full line of silverware, also  1847 Rogers table-ware at Jules  Eggert's.  ., Large shipment of. Candies and  Chocolates juit arrived at E. L.  Pillman &CoK*.  Films aud plates  developed and  printed at reasonable rates at "The  Atlin Studio".,   Enlarging,  smd  -Copying also done.  For Airtight "Heaters, Building  Paper, Steel Traps, Gunpowder and  Ammunition, you get the best value  at J. D. Dune's;  Do uot leave camp without seeing that your name is on Thk  Atlin Claim's Subrcription list,  and keep in touch, with local bap**  penings during the winter.  For,Win ter .Underwear try E. I*-  Pillman & Co.    .  The Balmoral Hotel at Discovery  will hold a turkey shoot on Christmas day. "  Largest and best assorted! Stock  in Camp at The Atlin Trading Co.,.  Limited.  AU kinds of Rubbers, Felt Shoes,  Moccassins aud other winter Footwear at The Atlin Trading Co;, Ltd.'  A DANCE, will be held at the  KOOTENAY HALL," Monday  evening to commemorate the King's  Birthday. The batchelors of Atlin  promise all a good time.  GRAND TURKEY SHCOL  AT   THE  BALMORAL HOTEL  CHRISTMAS DAY.     '  ist. Prike���Ttfrkey.  2nd.  3rd.  ?>  >>  -Chicken  -Tin of  r~r��nr  STABLES   ��.   LUMSDEN  t     * .   IRON  STORE,    FIRST   STREET/ ���     '    .  -  AXE STH.I,   TO THE  FRONT  IN  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes, Etc!  Tho   Lin*  of   FALL  and   WINTER    GOODS   vyo   have   placed   In   Stock  this  week   are   certainly    EYE-OPENERS  Just see our shirts and underwear  And socks at any price a pair.  Our mits and gloves cannot be beat.  Eastern' Oysters.  TIMBER   NOTICE.  Thirty tlnjtti nfter ilnt�� 1 intend te. appfyto  Ihe Chief CnmmUuiontiroi Lands ami Works  or h>ia Atrent, for a Special Licence to cut  and enrrj uu<xy timber from tlio following  described tract of Lund, commencing nt n  post marked G.D��Sinelo,li*'��"S.'E,cafner p��st  situated neur the mouth of Cuke Creek,, on  the shore of Surprise Luke* theifce N 160  chains, theitco W iO cliains, - theaceS 160  chains, thence E. 40 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acrev moote o(  less.  ��� c G.D.StncltklrV  , for Northern Lumber Co. Limited'  Atlin, B. C. Oct. S7th. IMS. ,     " '-"  THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER  *-'      * r AND    - -     -  MANUFACTURING: Co:, Limited.  Cigars a\id .cigarettes to smoke,  But see our pipes, oh I my !  If once you "get your ej es on them  Our boots and shoesso trim and neat     -You cannot help but buy  AT    THE    IRON    STORE  ENGINEERS. MACHINISTS, BLACKSMITHS, & IRON FOUNDERS.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby thea that aftersi.xty days  from date I, as maiiuger for the Atliii Trading Company, Limited,, nill make appllca-  tton to the Hon. The Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, to purchase tho following  described land: viz Camiaeuviiis at a post  marked'A. T.. Coy> + S..E. Cariie*.-en .tia  \��es* side of "Water Street, Atlin TtjwnsJfte,  thence Norherly 'alone w��st side of said  Street 60 feet, thenoe Westerly ,100 foot*  thence Southerly 60 feet, thence Easterly 100  foet to point of commencement. , .' ' , 1.  XSftted at Atlin, K. C�� -u  this 9 th. day o! October 1*0!.  ^ . A. S. Cross.  KOTICE is hereby ^ciTen that sixty d*y��  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Land* and Works for permission to purchase the following: described  tract of land: Commencing at post marked  W. J. A's S. tT. corner pott plsnd 'on the  East Una of Lake Street 110 feet uotih from,  the corner of Bant Avenue and Lako St.. ta  the Town of Atlti, B, C. Thenoe In an Easterly dlrnction 110 feet, thenee la a Northerly  direction 60 feet, thence la a Westerly direction 110 feet, thence in a Southerly direction  followlnr the line of Lake Street ��0 feet,  to point of commencement.. Containing O.M  acres more or !��������. '  - . W.J.Anderson.  '*    VDated-at AtUn, B. C.Oct. lSth.1003.  OPBKATISla STfcAM 1AUND1IY    ELECTHIO LIGHT A POWBR FUIIXIBIIB* TO MlLt.ll, MlNXB,"  JBa'c. ���r Piii.1. Link 01* Enoinkbus Supplies & Fittings Cauiuedin Stock. *  "'EI^KCTRIC    LIGHT    RATES: ��� installation,   $3:50 per light.* 1  16 Gamdle 'Power Incandescent $3:50 per month per light.  B        ��� ��� ��� $2: SO ,,  Special Rates for Arc Lights &-Large, Incandescent-Lights.  Also for Hotels & Public Buildings.  THE  CASH   MEAT   MARKET  CHINS   DOELKER,  First Street; Atliii.   ., ��� ' .  I'KEEP NONE;_BUT-PRIME STOCK���LOWEST- MARKET-PRICES.  Wholesale   and Retail  ��  Rci$$el!   Hotel,  .     -    ��� . " ^l    '���.";-  DIXON   BROTHERS,   Proprietors  Tool   &   Billiards,   Free.  Freighting and Teaming.        ^��     ' Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  HOTEL'VANCOUVER.  i ���   '-    -  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST  OF   GOODS  Sam. Johnstone,  Prop.  LOUIS   SCHULZ,  Wholesale   and    Retail    Bucher  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   C.  %^��   K"^  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILIW&S-  The foJlowtag Sailings are an-  n-oiunced for th�� mouths of  September and October, leaving  Skagway at 6 p*m.h or o-u arrival  of the train ;  Princess May  Sept. i&  Oct.   9  ��   19  ,.    29.  For further information, apply or  write to-   H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skag,way. Alaska.  Amvr  Sept. 14  m     24  Oct.   5  ��    ��5  ...   26  TX7E  give special  attention to Mail and Telegraphic Orders.  AGENTS   FOR ��"��'��-  Standard Oil Co.  Rose of EUensbury Butter/  The Ctidahy Packing Co.  Chase & Sanborn's Coffee.  Groceries, Fruit c& Vegetables-  Wholesale k Retail.  Skagway, Alaska.  -Crockery,  >AW$ON    HOTEL.  TAKU   B.  C.  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS.  FIRST CLASS RESTA URANT.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR. F��SHING   4.   SHOOTING.    .  F.   Gi   Aehton,   Proprietor    '  \>m  ���fl  * 1 t*i ^*i^ziri--.rr*���"w�����'M*vw*7irtnwiwzvn^ "/,"��� v??, ��� .** wwMHftCTy-CTffWSa**^^ nJiymKr*"*"'*������***  .   _-./ ~1t   ^b4. ������

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