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The Atlin Claim 1903-11-28

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JO chains to point of com-' V <  moucementi contaiuitifj C40 .acres Pnore or -  less'.-;)���;''';.',..'���. ������;;'b;:'y;.;-7;-';'b,y;y'yb;y;:);7;,yy777;;���::'���;  yrb:y'::y;byy;7y;.;y;;���b:v���;)'.yfGi���D.sillcinil^7���y;-y7 7->,:���:  ;.|71.'-' b y ;f or-Jiovtlierii Lumber Cot Limited'     ; '  ;iojnbil:cJ:oct.'2Jthb3flcay';.by;:b:'.;y'y;':".  I  y'y;bb;^ ���A." -it, Atus. ftwv/u^w .-.^jirf  -*.kui��,'Mj*M.2���&-iijt tl_  *.��-t*i^...Miua~jt^..dMBie2Hiew4^^  .  _  .�������sr..  r  A BY-WAY TO FORTUNE  1  ��M��><WMlWW  lj*h  a  .  T  L  IHOUGII , the affair attracted  much interest at the' time,  and many reports, some of  them highly < imaginative,  were circulated through the  i district, there ia, I believe,  BO one so competent to give a plain, substantial account as myself; for I "was  Sresent at the Alpha ��� and Omega, the  rat and the last scene.  "It all comes along of this new eddi-  oation," said the village cronies {we were  In the fifties then). "If he hadn't a' been  ���ddicated, he couldn't a' done it."  . "Judication" or no, the news fell like  ��� thunderbolt on our country-side: the  Squire'* house broken into, his old but-  lsr wounded, and, chief of all, the famous  diamonds stolen I Simple folk could  scarcely realize a parallel audacity; at  for our village constable, he was fathoms  out of his depth even in the shallows of  ���uoh * mystery. Special men camo  down from London for the case, and,  after a month's silence, a development  was arrived at,  'Many years have passed���more, indeed,  than I care to reckon���since that eventful afternoon, yet the memory of it still  lingers with me vividly, for I was but a  tne dripping urunciico, ��,,,��� ^a .,..:���__  cane stuck in the ground before him, and  a short' pipe in his mouth. On the' first  pheasant-call he put .the pipe smartly in  his pocket and -,changed his position  stealthily to one 'of exticme readiness.  So long as I faced towaids the wood I  could, of course, be keenly on thr* alert  without'betraying it; but in the return  furrow this was impossible 'save by  breaking my promise in looking round.  I resisted the temptation till halfway  across, when an uncontrollable impure  led me to drop one of the lines and thus.  obtain an opportunity of glancing behind  me. It'was the nft'nir of a moment, it f.��  true, Unit,I saw the figure 'or a woman'  flitting hurriedly along the wood-path;  ���ha carried a small basket under her  arm.    "Martha Foster���Ned the poach  er's wife," rose instinctively to my lips.  Another yard and she was hidden by a  thicket.: I was so surprised that I mode  no attempt to continue plowing, but  stood staring at the opening through  which 1 had seen her. -A deep and,' to  me, solemn silence reigned; then a statt-  led magpie fled chattering from the  branches, followed almost immediately  by the shrill scream nf a woman, und a  yell, half rage, half defiance, so intense,  so savage,-that I sc.irccly thought it  came from a man, but rather from some  wild animal at bay. Scream after scream  thrilled me as, leaving my team, I rushed  down to the wood.   At a broadening of  string at the time, andrused to the j ^^^[/���� tTofiS  asrsh realities of the world. a w<}ma�� fcack> who e,Jwed and shriekej  like a fury; on the ground lay her has'  .'led Foster was burjed under the shadoV  of the convict prison in Hie prime of his  life, whilst the famous diamonds remained securely concealed from the  world's eyes. Winter drew to summer,  and summer in turn1 to winter, and-so  many times over/ till people forgot the  great robbery at the Hall, or, if they did  recall it, were doubtful whether it hap-  pened in the year '5/5 or '53; and still  the convict worked, out his punishment,  and still the diamonds glittered unseen,  unknown, from their hiding-place.  Picture to yourself an  autumn day,  quiet on the ear, but raw and damp to  'ons's flesh, with  little drops of water  , hanging  from   every   brown   leaf,   and  ' olouds of steam rising from the horses'  backs, and  behind  them your servant,  - "plowing alone  in  a  far outlying field.  There could he few more solitary tasks,  '   'tor, the place  being remote and wild,  you might work there a year and a day  ^without hearing the sound of a man's  Toice.   At the bottom of'the field'ran a  strip of wood about three hundred, yards  wide, and extending a mile'or so iip the  valley.   As I plodded slowly in the fur-  cow, I whistled to myself for company's  sake, and had thus got; well into  the  ���   swing of my labor, when, turning on one  (headland, I caught  sight of  three fig-  Aires creeping down the field under the  shelter of the opposite hedge.   As the}  reached the spot-to which my plowing  ���/���' -Jed  me  they  halted,  and  watched  my  '      steady progress across the field towards  them.    They   were  fine, strong  men,  ]  noted, respectably clad in sober-colored  clothes.''.Inexperienced as I was, in their  stalwart upright bearing, the squareness  of  their shoulders,  their   heavy  clean-  shaved  jaws  and    fixed    expression,  I  xeeognized, through   the  civilian  attire,  ~     that most curious and at times terrible  -'   product���-the disciplined man.   As I drew  my horses up, 'one,  who appealed the  leader, and carried,-1 remember, a smart  little cane, which he bent before him in  both hands,' spoke to me.  "Fanner 'Hazlitt's son, I believe T" he  said.  ,y    'I replied that was so. ',  ^    "Well, MrbHazlitt, your father," he  continued, "down at the farm, told mf  you would give some information."  I was at his disposal, I said.  He kept under the hedge, and spoke in  �� low tone, yet the words were distinct,  sad his manner to tne point.  "First then, is that Croomley Wood?'"  lis asked, pointing to the lower side of  ��he field, where the land sloped into thr  iwdley.  "Yes," I answered.  "Do you know it well?"  "As well as any person in the parish  for very few go there save the gypsies  for firewood."  "How many paths are there in it?"  was his next question.  "Only one,"  ^.J'Could a man  push  through it else  .���where?"  .    "It is possible, of course," I said; "but  you would hear him half a mile off."   Br  Appeared  pleased  at  my  answers,  and  (nodded a sharp "(Jlood."r .  fp^Now, _ where  does 'this  single   path  *un?" starting again.  "  "About six yards in the wood from the  ���  %gl��om of this field."  1   "Then if I stand down_ there I cannot  miss seeing    or  hearing'   'anyone  who  msses through the wood?"1  "No," I replied,  "And if anyone comes from that direction"���he pointed across the valley���  J"it will be also impossible?"  ^ "Yes; but in that case," I added, "I  Should myself catch a glimpse of them  'from here, as the path rises almost oul  lof the wood for a few yards at one  place."  'f. "Good," he said once moiej "it is a  pleasuic to question you, Mr. Hazlilt  One thing more let mo beg of you, ami  that is to oblige me by going on with  J'our plow as if you had not seen us. A  ook, a word from you at a critical point  might spoil one of the prettiest bits of  ���work ever put up."  I said he might icly on me.  , "If you sec anything, don't sec anything, but keep your horses moving,"  .were his last, rather 'enigmatical words  j They went, falling naluinlly in step  and in line, down the hedge, whilst I  pulled my team round for another turn,  and so had my back to litem till I had  crossed the field. When I again faced  in their direction, I saw that they were  concealed at various distances along the  top of the wood, and that two comrades  of the same substantial build had joined  them, making in all five. Journeying  from headinnd to headland in the usual  stolid fashion of men that follow the  plow, I could not help fancying that 1  ���was in a manner playing the part of decoy to some unsuspecting wretch; but,  reflecting it was none of my business, I  persevered on my way to and fro. Thus  about two hours passed. What happened then?���nothing but the crowing of  a cock pheasant, answered almost immediately by a rival from another part of  the wood. Had not my eye chanced to  rest at that moment on the only one of  the five watchers distinctly visible to me  i(the man whose questions I had answered) the thing would have passed me  ���unnoticed. lie (the watcher) had made  fetaise!?  ��.-_L-l"  (inmfortnUle   even  among  ket, with the food it contained scattered  and trodden i:. th* drifts of damp, sodden leaves.   There was a sharp metallic.        __  dick, and the three stalwart men rose,   many of it3"yiows7shM\:cry7a^idTh6u"gh  II. a  It Is a long entr aotc to my second  scene���fifteen  years.    In  such   a   space  changes come to even a country village.  Time did not spare ouis.   Martha Foster  iiad died; the close of her life was passed  in   solitude,   half   forced ^ on   her,' half  sought, but utter and complete. ,Tlie white  cottage had fallen into riiins; d'oois, window-frames, and later ev<-n -rafters were  burnt   by   wandeiing   gypsies' on   their  camp-fires;   cattle   sought  shelter  in   it  from rain and sun; ov��>i- the hearth   a  stout  elderberry-tree  shot   up,   showing  its branches above  the four bare  walls  that alone remained partly intact; in the  |ardon   befoie  the   house   rabbits' from  JroomTejr "Woda sportoflLat dusk���they  had little to fear now from Ned Foster.  the poacher.   Yet, if in some places age,  decay and death had sown their desolation, In others the sign* of new wbik  and progiess appeured: a school, a public-house, a railway, marked their different aspects.    It  was .front  the nearest  station on this line that I found myself  trudging one dark night. Tlie season was  a rainy one, I remember; the day, like  leaving their prisoner handcuffed on hiB  face.  "Come, missus, be reasonable," said  the'leader; "you'll only do him harm  now."    -  Even she cowered before their calm.  machine-like impassibility, and her cries  subsided to a low moaning. They .lifted  Ned Foster to his feet, put their clothes,  disordered and muddy from-the encounter, to rights, lit their pipes, and exchanged a few words, such as: "Smart  bit of business;" "Very' pretty Jndecd;"  "Glad to hear that pheasant-call," and  so forth; "Now then, my lads, fall in  and let's be marching,"'said the-leader  picking up his cane.  Since his capture Ned Foster had pre  served a sullen silence, but now he  growled out: "What's this . along of  mates?"'  "Squire Venue's diamonds anil wound  ing his butlei," was the' brief reply  "Come, best foot forwaid, or we sha'n't  reach in till dark."  . ' '  'Before they left the fields to enter the  closed-in  lanes, Ned  Foster   turned  foi  'one last look at a white oottage stand  ing alone in the fields across~the valle}  whence, the woman had  come bringing  the ,food that led  to   his  capture-^-thr  home which should know him no more  But -his   wife,   following   last   and   un  guarded-r^Q?" they had no fear of her a<f  tempting t^Veacnpe���let her eyes wandci  -neither to the right nor left, nor indeed  ever lifted-them from the prisoner,"who  with  hands  crossed   before  him,  strode  doggedly beside his captors.  Thus the curtain'falls on Alpha, th'  first scene in this history. Before tell  ing the second and final, I must pause U  give a few, very few words of explana  tion.   ,  Squire Venne was a gentleman of an  cient family, moderate estates, and em  phatic  pretensions   to  social    position  There were two  things  for which  thr  Vennes had, during many years, been dis  tinguished, both to their "county friend-  and to our Lvillage folks ��� first, theii  -chronic impecuniosity, and  the tstrait-  they were often put to as a result; see  ondly, the famous family diamonds, whie1  Mrs. Venne wore on every possible ooca  sion,  to_ the great  comment   of   othet  county ladies.   Many a time had flnan  ctal storms arisen   which threatened  tr  swamp Squire Venne and his house   foi  ever unless the famous jewels were sac  riflced to still the troubled waters." Yef  when all seemed lost through this unaccountable  obstinacy, at that very mo  ment, by some nlysterious negotiations  other  expedients   were   always   found,  and though report often had It that a'  last the diamonds had been sold, witl'  the  next  Hunt  Ball  Mrs.   Venne ���wa��  again the envy of her neighbors.  The surprise in the village at the cap  ture of the poacher was very great, foi  it was not thought even that he was in  the district, as he had set out (it was  now remembered against him) with groat  ostentation up country in scaroh of work  a week-before the robbery, and had not  been seen since. Having always been n  moiosc, sullen man, not much pity was  felt for him by his neighbors, though n  distinct note of elation might be generally obscryed that, after all, the tiffnir was  the result of local ta'ent.  Ned Foster was in due time tried, con  vicfed and sentenced to be transpoi ted,  llic evidence of his guilt was absolutely  conclusive. Mm Hut Foster, ag.iins't  whom lay nothing beyond taking food to  her husband, waB dUohaigpd, when sin-  returned to live alone in the old while  cottage.  So far success had attended the efforts of the police, hut one itttpoi tant  feature of the case remained unsolved���  the jewels had not been traced. ' Fiag-  ments of their mountings wcie found on  the poison of the piisonci, yet t'luent or  promise was alike poweile'ss to induce  hnn (o disclose his knowledge or produce  any effect save a savage snarl at then  impotence. The prevailing impression  was that he had a confederate in somp  accomplished rogue, who was doubtless  Lho designer of the whole plot, and who  had undet taken the disposal of the gems.  Precautions weic thcicforc taken by the  officials to keep a watch on all known  channels through winch such goods might  be expected to pass���as I have said without result.  ,  In spile of this fact, Squire Venne  used e\ pry influence lie possessed to obtain a mitigation of the sentence. It  was, lie said, a painful thing to him to  feel a fcllow-crcuiuic doomed to the hor-  tors of tnxiiaportafion for those wretched  iouelrf     This also was in  vain;  and so  it was fine when, I left the little plat  form, the clouds now threatened an out-  'burst at any moment.   I am not a timid  man,   vet   many   times   in   that ' walk  through the wet, muddy lanes I glanced  over   my   shoulders   uneasily Jnro' the  darkness.    I fancied 'continually  that''I  caught the sound of footsteps at a measured- distance  behind  me;   pausing to  listen, J;here was nothing but u  tremulous rustling of ^leaves before Mm rain.  About a  mile fiom  home  I  reached  a  field-path,--in crossing i which a considerable saving in time and labor could be  effected   by   those ,who < knew    it  well  enough to travel by night.   After a moment's hesitation���for the neivous feeling  still had,a grip of my mind���a few large  spots ofbain urged me to immediate decision; so, leaving the road, I pushed on  at a  swinging "stride  along  the  lonely  footpath.   Down came the rain in heavy  thunder-drops. Recalling thankfully that  my way led by the'ruined poacher's'cottage, I quickened pace and  neared  the  four bare walls at a .run.   Had I gone  inside there would have been moie shelter,   but ,the  darkness/ of   the   iiiterioi  looked so blank and 'eerie that I merely  crouched   under   the   outside   masonry,  comforting myself with the thought thai  the shower would pi obably be aay short1  as it was  fierce.  -V might  have 'stood  there  five  minutes,   when   a -nois��, rthe  clink of a nailed boot on stone, startled  me.     Peering   in . through   an   opening  where two of the'walls had gaped apart  I saw, to my astonishment, a faint light  shining.   This speck, growing larger aiu.  brighter,   resolved   itself  into   a  caudle  flickering from-a nook of the dilapidated  fireplace; beside it, as if waiting for tin  feeble wick to gather force, stood two  men. A tangled mass of eiee.peis droopei  across the gap in the sides of the cot  tage, and enabled me to watch intentlv  their movements without much risk o  being observed; for which, when the ligh  fell more strongly on them, I'felt ver>  grateful, as their appearance did not ii)  vite confidence.   Beyond this one niiitii.t  trait, they were .types of men as'unlik  a3 possible.   The nearest to rne \vas o  small   'build,  unmistakably   Jewish   h  countenance,   and    dressed   in   shabb-  smart clothes, from which he now_scrapc<  recent mud-splashes carefully; th"e othe  had a powerful frame, a hard, worn face  wild eyes, and unkempt grizzled hair. II  looked  like, some  ragged  outcast,  am  carried, I noticed with alarm, a shot  iron bar.    This man stood shading hi  eyes  with   one 'hand,  whilst  he  gazef  round the deserted home.  "To come to this I" he said in a hoais  stood?-  "Between the two rooms,about here, 1  think." He walked two-thuds down tin,  oottage and hesitated.'  "Well, 'then, one room must have been  much larger tlian the other," said the lit  tie man, closing his eyes shrewdly. '  "No. they weTe both, about the same  slse; leastways this, was a bit the biggest," replied Ned Foster, pointing he'p-  lesely to 'the smaller, third���of the inh i  ior' which he had marked as cut off by  the stairs. ��� From his dazed expression b  was plain to me that his memory had  almost' entirely given , way. The Jew  jumped up in a sudden paroxysm of rage.  "You fool," he shrieked, "if / the stairs  are where you have placed t them, how  can that lie the largest room'?"  There was a long pause while Ned Fos  ter rubbed his forehead despondently,  and the other paced up and down to regain composure. s    . ' >  "Come, this is'no way of doing business, friend,"  again  said'the Jew. -He  scanned   the  convict's    face    long  and  thoughtfully, after which hf started tha  most extraoidlnnry "cross-examination I  have ever heard, putting  one  question  after another, and perceiving the coming  answer bo rapidly that the man before  him hud not 'time to form his words ere  he anticipated them and passed to another qneiy.   They lan something after  this:   "Now, friend,"  in  a  sharp voice,  "which room did you live in? which room  did -you see the light in of nights when  you came home from work?   This, you  say," as they walked to tho end of tho  cottage indicated.   "Now where did you  have your table?   In fhe middle of-the  'room?���right, friend.'  When you,eat"at  your  supper,  were you  near the fire?  About ac*yurd_and ,a .half off, -was it?  Very well, thon, w e may- put one side of  -the  table  here."    He  marked  the  distance off from the old haarMi by a stone.  "How, broad   wan thia  table?    A little  teVer. mi'jtrs, you  iMnfc,  Mend."    He  ag��in placed a atone to mark It.   "Now  was there"anything b��bweenvthis side of  the table and the wall?, A dresser ,whero  your   wife   kept   her/   crockery?���good.  Oould you pass easily between this dresser and the-table'?? Yes.    Well, we will  give it this much, and/adding a yard for  the width, it will bring tho wall here,"  placing another stone.  So, after similar' measurements in all  directions and innumerable questions, a  complete ground-plan'of the cottage was'  obtained, and finally a, certain 'spot located under whfch the Jew confidently  asserted was the particular flag-stone  they required.   '_ t,      ,   -   '.  The consternation of the convict had  now left him; a feverish eagerness prevailed in its stead, and'he fell,to the excavation of earth and fallen masonry,  -which had accumulated to some depth  over the stone .floor of tihe'eottage. It  was heavy work, and the single tool they  had was of little assistance to them; so,  unwilling as he seemed to' be, the worker was soon compelled to relinquish, the  task to his companion, who continued it  in a much moie leisurely style. Ned Foster now squatted down, holding the candle/and pxesentlyv-whcn-Wo-broath had>  returned, spoke again: - .,���  ��� "When I remember all I've ..gone  .through for these diamonds and how  little you've done, it makes me wonder  how I ever came to share 'em with you,"  he said,' musing gloomily.   '  The Jew straightened his baek for c  moment as he replied contemptuously:  "You���what--can you do without me,  friend? Get caught over the first stones;  get a shilling wheie I can give you a  pound. Where would you have been  just now if not for me?" He spat as if  disgusted, and resumed his work. " The  conviot continued to mumble "and wink  at the candle till ho spoke aloud-once  more:  =4'   ��  was sniooUi, and pulling a dirty  rag fronrhis pocket, spread it out before'  him; then he twisted the top from UiV  ��� shot-flask, and poured the , diamonds  gloatingly one by one on the rag; Every  now and again I caught'a sparkle as thf  candle-flame - trembled in, the air. Thfe'  sight overcame'the apparent indifference  of the Jew, for he diew near and watched.'  the l.'tlle heap grow slowly larger with *<  fasi inn led gaze.      '.      i '  "How many, more have'you got'there  friend?* he asked almost,in a whisper,  "as the other paused and looked up in m>  fa��e. ,  "More���twice as many���three tlmes'-M'  many." He shook tho flask and laughed.'  I don't think that itho past 'fifteen',  years and the ruin they,'had brought?  with them weighed on the convict's mind  at that moment. , The man standing;  knelt down beside him, and, taking a few  stones in his hand; examined them with"'  the air of an expert;' the ��� other eyeing:  him suspiciously.  A lonj, a very long paiiHo ensued.   At'  length theJow regained his feet.   As he  turned, J was almost'startled Into an*  exclamation that must have betrayed me,  his features had' such 'a ghastly expression.   He'took two'or three hasty turn*-  up and down, and pulling a bottle from*  his coat, gulped down tho contents like a  man with s fever''thirst,on him.    Ned  Foster's eyes never shifted, but still no-  word was uttered. ������  "Friend," said'the Jew at length,, "doJ  you know what share of those stones 1  want?"'. , -  ,There'w��s no reply. "    .. ,        ,-    ,.   ,L  'M dont want one, not'one; you can-  keep 'em ��H," he- snarlcdy showing his  teeth.-''    "        *'���        .�� '���   '  Still no snswer, but the conviot ran '  his hand through tho stones; it"seemed  ���sUf ho failed to-undcrstaiid<>th��'words  spoken.to him. .  "I j am counted a good'judge by my-   1  friends in the trade," continued the Jew,  "and I think,if you sell them well���very;  Jwell, 'mind���they  will  about  pay  youn  ,fare,to London.    I  shall  try and find;  the,way back myself.   Don't ever oomif  near me again., I might���I  might do>  you harm, my friend."   He stepped oub  ,into the darkness with the most venom-  '  ous contortion in ^his face' human cre&rt-'   i  ture ever foore.   As for Ned Foster, ha-  *oolr not the aliff'hte.st notica- hut continued to play .with the spurious7" gems, ut��  fining at intervals, a low, gleeful laugh.  I comprehended then how Squire Vennb  had managed to pay his debts, and en*  able his wife still to wear diamond!, is".   .  ;only of pasta l  '��� Thus ended Ome^a, the final scene of,  Ihis tragedy; what remains is_of the sam-  plest.   In   one of Squire Veiine's alms-,  houses lived for a-few years,a broken,  old man,-oblivious of all���name, birthplace, career-^hose sole remaining 'im-'  pulse was to guard and sun eptitiousiyi  >>lay with ajhandful of paste diamonds.'  To the day of his death none save tha-  squire,  himself an ragod man, and  tha1 ���  writer, recognized i.i him Ned Foster, the  ex-convact.   He lies buiied by his faithfull  wife, Martha. - ������        * "  . Byways to  forttine,   easier  traveling,  shorter though'they "may seem than the-  high road," "the stiaighV way   and  the*   /  true," along whioh slow and honest folk"  plod, generally turn out -very rough and  tortuous _ paths indeed,  their  wayfarer*  often losing themselves in'a valley, misty, at its mouth, and ending in a great  darkness. * '  "I don't go back on taking you in) it's  only���onlv  voice.  There was a long silence, broken a  length by the other. "Hold up,-m..  friend; you learnt what to expect," h  said, flicking himself with a red sil.  handkerchief.  "They told me that she was dead  they told me the old house was -fallen  but could a man a' believed this?���tree  growing from the hearth; beasts of th  Held treading through it as they will.'  His voice rose in pitch at each word.  "Hush I somebody might hear us, ni  friend; you know we have got bettc  work on hand to-night than crying ovr  spilt milk." He spoke with a cunnin,  power in his voice.  "Ay, you're right, my lad," cried th  elder man, his voice changing at once  "that's all gone and done with. I've pai'  tho price���fifteen years of hell, and this'  ���he waved his hand round the-ruins,  "but it's my turn tit Inst. Such spark  lers, my lad, suoh sparklers I"  "Now you aro talking like a man  should," approved the other, nodding hi-  head, "so let's get to business; that foo  in front of us on the road lias delayed it  more than enough already."  This was the home-coming of Ned Fos  ter, and thus I chanced to be a spectatoi  of the sequel to the great diamond rob  faery.  At the Jew's last request, Ned Fostoi  now took a step forward, then stared  round the four tumhle-down walls in a  vacant, bewildered fashion.  "Well, what's the matter now?" asked  tho Jew in a querulous tone.  "It is all so broken down, there's no  trace even of the stairs.' I can't fix the  spot."  His companion bit his lip3 in vexation  but replied in the same cool, even mnn  nor: "Come, pull .youiself together,  friend; this is no way of dning business  You buiied them under a flag at the bot  torn of the slabs, you say?"  The returned convict nodded.  "Can you reittcnber wheie these etaiis  Only what, fiiend?"  .. -"Only, if you should try to cheat me  over them, my lad," his voice going very  low, "nothing could save you or hide you  from me or keep me off you. I've waited  fifteen yeais for these. I'd wait fifty for  you.   I'd have your blood if,I followed  you to -"  "Come, friend, what's ike good of &o  ing into aJI^this?" interrupted the Jew:  "it's not business, I say." He spoke  soothingly, but the gleam of his'black  eyes flashed to where I stood.  Presently, when they had dug down  about two feet, I caught the ring of iron  on the flags. .        y  "Let me come down to it now, do you  heai?" slliouted the elder man so eagerly  'as almost to threaten.  "Just as you please, friend," was th<  cool reply; "you could have done it al)  if you liked. Have we hit the right flag  stone?"  Ned Foster nodded���he seemed too full  for speech���and $egan to use the bar at  a<lever, for which puiposc it had evidently heen brought. The stone wa?  soon piied up, and going down on hi=.  knees he burrowed in the earth under  neath with his hands. Fiist he drew out  a rust-eaten gun-barrel; then a bundle  of game-wires, the rotting , pcg3 stil  dangling from them; after that the gun  stock, and a steel gin or two. On each  of these coining to light they laughed  excitedly; but a long, anxious silence foi  lowed as ho searched for something lyint,  still deeper. It was a strange scene":  the two men in this desolated house,  through which the candle shed a quiver  ing light, throwing up vividly the dark  alert features of the Jew who held il  wfliilst it imparted an-odd, fantastic ap  pearance to the other's bent figuro, hall  hidden in the earth; the whole frames  by the outside daTkness and tho stillness  of night, for the rain had long ceased.  Suddenly Ned Foster sprang up with o  cry, grasping a ba'ttercd tin shot-flask. ]  could hear the rattle of hard objects in-  .side. His senses seemed to leave him  and he ran to a corner by himself, clutching tho canister to his body, as if afrait,  the air might rob him of his treasure  The Jew's face had flushed, too, in tho  first moment, but he sneered now ait his  companion's ficnzy, and without a word  started to push the earth and flagstone  into the hole. Meanwhile the convict  recovering somewhat from his overpowering  emotion,   knelt  down  where   the  Long,  long    he >trovc    to  gain    the.  height,  And thereby win her heart,  Then  lc-arncd,    poor    victim,  that  he  ��� i        might    " ^  Have had her 'at the start.  *���^Chicago Record-Herald.  "You love my daughter?" said tho  old man.    *  "Love her?" he. exclaimed, passionately; "why,'I could die for her! Fot>  one soft glance from those .sweet eye}  I would hurl myself from yonder clifl  and perish, a bleeding, bruised mass,  upon the rocks two hundred feet below."      _  The  old man shook his head.  "I'm something of a liar myself,"  he said, "and one is enough for a small  family like mine "���Tit-Bits.  The    Blushing    Brule���The    deacon  done go ask me cf 1 take Washington  fob bettah or fob wolise.  The Bride's Fathci ���He cli-id?"  "Ya-as,  an'   I   dun  go tell  him   foh.  bettah,      if     you      please."���Yonkets  Herald.  Bellows���Does youi daughter play  on the  piano?  Old Fanner (iti tones of deep disgust)���No, sir. She works on it,  pounds on it, rakes it, scrapes it,  jumps on it, and rolls over on it: hut  ' there's 'no play about it. sir.���Tit-bits.  o  Guest (at restaurant)���This is -, the  second time I have seen that fat, bald-  headed old man walk out of here without paying for his meal  Waiter���Yes. suli. Wc let diiin cat  here for nothing because he attracts,  all the flics,  suli���Chicago Tribune.  Mrs. Enpeck���Oh, you needn't talk  You're not quite pcifcction yourself  I would have you know.  l  Enpeck���No, my dear, but when yot,  are around I'm mighty near perfc*  tion.  Mrs. Enpeck���Oh, Henry!���Baltimore American. '  A jNorth Missouri editor 'ieceive<! a  note_ the other day telling him that one  of his subscribers was dead, and 'asking  that his paper be discontin tod. A few  days later the editor met the "deceased"  subscriber on the street, and told him  about the note, "I wrote that note myself," returned the subscriber. "What  for?" asked the editor. "Well, I wanted  to stop yer papci," said the subscriber,  candidly, "an' k:iowin' how had you need  the money I didn't have -the heart to  come right out an' do if. So I jes' wrote  you the note about bein' dead."  1  I  (J  '* iT7 3ffTSg??^^rSjtIffSg^^ ^^.-.-a^ass^u":  iuregg(TMij'��'*ii*��iWi.��*\��� - ^    I    'V  Wt^A^/>A<V^AAW%^^V^%W^^rfVV^)  ROLFF HOUSE  By G. H, BENEDICT.  > i  A Thrilling Story qfuLov* and Aduentur&r  %  ^  I knew then thatvthk, stranger was a���at rest In my grave, and you will have  brother of the religious society which 1 been duly informed of my plans 'to  tny brother had Joined^ 1 Invited him | cairy out the ariangemsnts heieln de-  Ho a soaCand"ask<ed him to give me all | gcribed. ���> These revelations will ex-  ���particulara   He'told me of my brother a   plain to you why such strange instruc  Anal  hours'.' and'-deolflj-pflrthat' hpl hnVl   .��lnn. �����, ���rlll hmm Vinor, clvnn vnn hnvi  6nal hours,'a>idsdeolaredfthat1 he'had  lod at peace, having for years been one  pt th* most faithful, saciiflclng and do-'  Crout members of tils order. He had  ���ft, he said, a written testament, with  fcUreoUons that it be brought and delivered to njo, He handed me the paper.  'Opening and readieig It, I found It to be  Jn my hi other's'hand wilting, and that  It contained his last wishesfIn tegard  to his attains He gave a shoiL naua-  tlvo of his long tiavcls and advontutcs,  in which" he liad pmtlculaily sought  to trace'up tho piopei hoiis to soma  valuable Jewels which he hadjncqulicd  under clnicuinstancos that had always  troublod his conscience, and which,  consequently," he had never nllawdd  tilmsclf to dispose ot. In thlb.ho was  successful, a coat of aims furnishing  ,tho cluo; and tho Icwels were'restoiedT  (His other wealth had come Ihinu^h  prize money, but as ho said, sometimes  ��.oquircd In deeds of actual pli'ncj, and  lie deteimlned, for the Tull lellef of liia  conscience, to devote a sum to chailty  equal to the full amount of wnat he  consldeied ho, had acqulied by violent  and unlawful means The'sum, fixed  on, he wandeied farsand wide, bestowing chailty whatever he had oppoitu-  nlty. In his tiavels he became ac-  ���quainted wlth-a Jesuit missionaiyr An  intimacy was foimed, and, thtough tha  Influence of his new-found friend, his  ���thoughts were turned in^thefdlrectlon  ��f religion. He atvlast determined to  Join the society to which his fiiend be-  longed, and make use of lt3 organiza-  * tion to dispense his charitable ^sums,  {He had continued to diaw as laigely on  the contents of the old vault as he  ���thought he could do without crippling  ���the resoutces he had designed for me;  tut, death, was diawing near, and still  the'sum he'had*flx.ed'on as cancelling  all his'ill-gotten gains, was not made  good. So, tiembling on.the brink of the  grave, he abjured rae to allow a cer��  tain sum each yesaffor a certain num.  tlons as ;will have been given you havo  seemed necessary. ''But with the opening of this paper, all mysteiy and all  limitation to your rlghtB in your inheritance will'have.departed. You will  be left, my dear boy,'I trust, -with ample wealth. Though"1 I' have never  (touched or counted my brother's stoma,  I know that great wealth still lemalnj  in the old vault. All will be youts.  You need have no hesitation"in Using  it, for no responsibility can descend lo  you through tlfice generations Mote  over, long,yeais'of soit,ow and penitence, and.tho icstoiatlon In deeds u*  cn.anty of muoh'moio than 'the'oilglnal  sum, can well havo lifted the guilt iioin  the 'treasures of Rolff Hoube. '  , , ., s  And now,,my dear Claude,-you can  understand why . a "cloud'-has always  iested,.over Rolff'House and l|s inmates,, and .which' has shadowed your  young life. You can undei stand much  that has no doubt always "seemed mysterious to you in my actions and your  .surroundings.. With ja.>sense* of darkness and horror' always on' my, mind,  -end settled grief at my heart, 'my-Mlfe  and aotions have not been what in  youth I dreamed they could ever be.  I can well 'believe that I 'have grown  crabbed and peouliar, and often Ihave  doemed' that perhaps" my reason' has  been warped. I can be no proper guide  and Instructor f for guilejess/..aspiring  youth.* It will"be well wlien'the hand  of death takes me'away. '^     * c  But you will live,' my 'dear, dear boy,  to be a wise and good man. You will  use the wealth left you to do good  deeds. You wil continue, perhaps, the  line of our family, not under "the cloud  of guilt, ,but in the light of innocence  and happlnesa God's blessing be on  jou and with you .through life. w ,  RACHElJ VAN  BUYSEN.  . After  finishing , the ^reading ,/>f  the^  manuscript, Claude leaned back iii his"  chair and 'gave himself up to reflection  beV'orykr7toVh7\t?e'of ThTblethreV. ' flight had been thrown on the mystery  . of a certain monasteiy^in Prance, that    that had'rested-over Rolff House.  ,lle  It  might be applied  by  them  to  the    could_not doubt-that his 'aunt's state  charities  to  which  he   wished  it "da-    ment was a true explanation of all that  voted.   He knew, he sald.-that I would   ^ad seeWd strange to him in the sur-  grant this .request, and he could'die ln's roun<l>n��ro,of hi=> youthful tdays.   It was  ' .Seace.   Andwi'th a'biesslng f oFmo'and / euch an explanation as accounted to'hia  , mind for his    aunt's peculiarities   of  fcls little grandchild,. the j��aper .came _ character- and what had" of ten seemed  to on end. ,-"- ���. _     f . b to him her inexplicable ways.   Between  I then had a Itrlig conversation with    the^lines of the constrained,  plalnly-  -4he  Btrange  visitor.,in.regard  to  my'  brother's  last" wishes. "He' impressed  ' a written , narrative,  he "could read the  trag-io hlptory of her life, with its one  cae as being a devout-aaid good, man    BOmbre, ,*nbroken cloud'of'sorrow and1-  IWhom I could trust.    I informed him  ���Of the course I had pursued in regard"  *o my brother's property, and that I  never touched'andvknewmot theram��  -tount of his treasure in the old vault. I=  ���told him, thai; as' the companion and"  tfriend   of   my brother, and knowing  tils wishes, I would "give, him a'key to^  ���the vault, leaving"him to'supply hlm-  ��elf with such money as he desired to  take.    In    answer, he said    he could  (honestly take only so much for each  year,  and would  take no more.    "Wa  Anally arranged that he should have a(  key to the vault, coming when he chose.,  ���entering the house by a secret entrance  ��nd taking such money as he'desired  'from the vault     So he  quietly came  ��nd  went yearly.    I  desired , that * he"  ��hould enjoy the  hospitalities of  my  bouse on his visits, but he would not,  -and asked only that a dark basement  room,  that ..connected* with the cellar  ���containing the vault, be furnished with  sacrifl.00; and his heart melted at the  thought of tho ungenerous Judgment  With which he had always viewed her  eccentrity A apparently - parsimonious  Ways. _.   - - , ^      .     -  A -whirl of thoughts crowded'on his  mind.b ^What did the old vault contain?  JWould it;yield up.him a princely for-  "tune? If so,* what use could it be to  him now, that he .was thwarted in the  chief objeot of,his happiness? Should  he change his plans, and give up his  idea of serving his country,'��o revel ^in  wealth and pleasure? Amid these conflicting emotions, he sat and reflected  some time, and then made up his mind  to go down and consult old Carl Crum  ln_ regard" vto-his..aunt's statement and  the best course to be~ pursued.  ment by n-e, I hereby make note ot  the lact Ariel herewith I make a statement of the amounts I have token, and  the times at which they were taken, In  order that it may appeal* that the trust  confided In me has not been abused,  and that the wishes of oui deceased  brother have bcen^ strictly fulfilled.  And I aver that I have taken no more  than was J'istly due, and' that all has  been applied in works of chanty as  brother Maxtmus himself planned and  desired. I leave my blessing on this  house. ' I Will pray- always... and jny  brethren with me, that pesee, prosperity and the blessing of Hibiven may  abide ever within these-walls. >I sign  myself,  ��� - JUSTINUS.  ������ "Faith, a maganlmous epistle," said  old' Cari. "Tls not every one 'who  would have been so discreet, considering the opportunity he had. I must  confess that the old man seems to havo  had a full share of honesty and piety  ���and���it Is well he" did."       i  Claude put the papers in: hlstpockct,  .and proceeded to'open the inner vault  door. Within this door, the vault was  divided Into a number of compartments  each of which had Its separate door.  Which was locked. To Claude's sui-  prlso, old Carl now produced a bunch  of keys, which ho said had been given  into liia possession but a few days before by the strange visitor, and which  they found to fit the various locks of  the lnncr,'vault'f On opening the doors  of those ^receptacles, they were 'found  filled i with bags of coin, and valuable  papcis of various kinds;'arid, although  Claude was not able to-make any estimate of the "value of tho contents of  the old vault, he felt satisfied' that" it  was, considerable, and that his aunt's  dying intimation that he would be le'ft  In the possession of wealth was realized.   -  But the young man did not'hall his  good fortune with the Joy it once would  have afforded him. He sought suggestions of old Carl as to what course to  pursue'for the security of his t treasures, and fallowed his advice Implicitly. 'The next few days were spent in  installing old Carl and Margaret in  Rolff House, and making aM things  as comfortable and safe as "possible.  Then Claude,,spite of all advice,andl  remonstrances from his worthy ^ old  friend, bid a hasty adieu," and sefout  (or the headquarters of the army. %  CHAPTER XXXIII.  Claude did not'find"that old Caii appeared much astonished when he com-  �� desk,,pallet and chair, candles, and'a (( munioated to hlm-'the strange facts he,  Uttle fuel, so that h'o might occupy ir j,aa derived from his-baunfs". written  rwhen ho came, to the disturbance of    statement, or even after he had b en al-  mobody.  i At last, dear Claude, as I felt myself  growing feebler with age, ,1 sought to  make such arrangements'"as would  leave my property unencumbered by  any conditions In your hands. I waited  till the stranger priest came agalnl^ and  lowed to ,read the paper. In fact, In  such a perfectly matter of fact way did  he take the matter, that Claude was In.  dined to believe that he had had pie-  ivious knowledge, and haS been entrust-  ';��d by his aunt with greater confidence   .  - , than he had ever suspeoted.  besought him to take at once all that | But thft old feilow seftmed pleased at  lie deemed proper to fulfill my brother's j Alle turn ot the matter.  Jflying wishes. He declined, as he said J "Well, well," he said, "I am glad  that it was only^allowable according [ tWa thlng. haa enaed up so speedily I  to my brother's wishes to take so much , nover quite liked having that old priest  ���aoh year.   I spoke of the probabilities j ln the hous�� with his hands in those  of sudden death overtaking me at my  advanced age, and the chance that it  ���would place obstacles in the way of the  payment of the annual tribute according to my brother's wishes. He then  oald he would go and consult with the  ���uperlor oflloers of his society on the  subject On inquiry, I found that the  ���amount remaining to be paid was equal  , to the sum of five'annual payments.  So, to provide against all contingencies, and to avoid any legal andi formal  "disposition of the- matter (which I  shrank from, as It would, only add .to  (popular gossip about matters incapable of publlo explanation), I arranged  ���with him to leave the old vault projected against Intrusion for five years  tafter my death; should it occur ere he  foamo again. This would allow of my  brother's last wishes being fully cairled  out. At theh same time, if he agreed  (With the brethren of his society to  &ake the full amount of the money at  one visit, he was to place a visible and  Hasting mark, In the shape of a small  IWihlte cross, in each corner of the old  ���vault, as a sign that his visits were  ���nded, and that the arrangements to  cratlfy my brother's last wishes wero  dully completed.  i   If these lines aver come to your eyes,  tny door Claude, I will have been long  money chests, and particularly since  the old lady died;-but of course it was  no business of mine. No doubt all has  turned out for the best. It'i my opinion that you ought to examine the old  vault at once, ascertain what treasure  1s left in it, and take proper measures  for its security. If it wasn't for the  reputation the old house has for fur-'  nlshing quarters for a select assortment  of the most dangerous possible kind of  ghosts, I would have been more concerned than I have been all, these  months for the safety of, the valuables  In the house. But now it's "our own  (fault If everything is not made safe."  Claude was as anxious as possible to  examine the'old vault, and proceeded  In company with old Carl at once to tho  house. They made their way, to the cellar, and Claude produced the key that  bis aunt had left In his charge, and the  outer door was opened after some difficulty. Within was. another door, of  Iron, with a key In the heavy lock,  attached to which was a folded piece;  of paper. Claude detached it, opened  it and read it.   It ran thus: i  The last sum due on account of the  bequest of brother Maximus (otherwise'  known as Rolff Van Buysen) to the order of which he was a member, having  been taken, according to due arrange-  CHAPTER XXXIV.      \t  The treaty of Ghent in 1814 brought  peace again to  the country.    OnJthe  disbanding ol *he army, Claude, Itolff  returned   to his 7native ,village.     He  had    passed  unscathed    thiough  two  "campaigns,   and   rendered   his   country  brave  and' faithful' seivlce. ���  ;, Some''important changes had "-taken  place duiing.bls absence at the'seat of  (War. ,   ' / ,.y   -,>.;''}      fit  ���  Old Carl still,remained;at his post"_at  Holff House, and was "as faithful" and  vigorous as ever; but the aged llaiga-  ret had^passed away, -Her. healthy had  long been'feeble, and she had never^le-,  ���_covered from thfe1 shock that Leb Sack--'  ett's deviltry had caused her, and she  eankto rest at a good old age ��� By ad-.  Vice-of OiiLiide's Jaw YeK_Mi\ Halstead,'  a new housekeeper had been engaged in  her  place,  bei"g. no less .a^peisonage  than the' widow Gjewy.    Whether the  ���widow was entirely satisfied" with ..this  -arrangement   Is   not i known;   but  sh  had somehow failed .'in heri ass.iiilt'on  1 the obdurate heart of the bachelor lawyer, and had accepted through his Influence the comfortable place in question  as perhaps .the  only    available  compromise. r ���     \      ,  .,,        ,  Ralph' Saybrook had remained "some  time in the old village'after his father's  flight.   He seemed to enjoy the dignity,  of being left in the possession of the  business and property  of  his parent,  and,  being undisturbed by any legal  proceedings, Was apparently in no hur."  ry to dispose of % the property, as he  (Was belng-'constantly urged to do by  this father's letters, i In truth, Anthony  Caybrook, in his voluntary banishment,  began to realize what,it is to educate  a  child  to  cold-blooded  villainy  and  selfishness.    ,Ralph was ���not, wirhout  (hopes that he could yet*win"the-ihaud,,  of Rosa Bruyn,J,'antt,uwithrythls, object7  fn view, he temporized wlth.-hls father's  orders to 'dispose ,of "'ttfeJproperty.^'uVgi';  ing  various Jngenlous.yexcusesT'" while;  he was in reality' planning to appro-'  prlate his Inheritance in a rather pre--  mature manner-'-But  all "of  RaipV's  (hopes  of  gaining   the   hand   of   Rosa  Bruyn came to an end through a linger-  Ing sickness that struck down the, old  farmer.   ; A  severe   rheumatic ^tt'ack  held him confined to his bed for months.  Racked    with" pain,(   and 'broken l in  strength and spliit,  the 'obdurate old  man   found ,Ji!s   only  comfort .in   the  love  and tenderness  of his  wife  and  daughter, and'a gradual change cam*  over him   that convinced   Ralph  < ra1  long that he was no more susceptible  to his manipulations.   Thus disappointed,  Ralph    in  time    disposed    of his  father's   property,    and  went  to  Join  him in a Western State, and the quiet  little villaga heard of them no more.  Claude had returned home In many  respects a changed man. He had  grown in knowledge of, the world as  wen aa in ye&ra, and his military e  perience had been well calculated ti  - disclpiino hie impulsive and arden'  nature. In one thing.he remained unchanged, and that was In his devotlor  to the fair object of his first love. Al  obstacles had for some time been re*  moved from his path Rosa had obtained her father's consent to open  correspondence with him ere he left  the seat of war; and when he returned  home the first doorway he had entered  was that of old farmer Bruyn. Verj  tender and blissful was the meeting be-  tween the long-parted lovers And  when they went hand in hand to th��  chamber of the invalid old man, it waj  to kneel and receive his blessing.  Claude could hardly realize this happj  change; but Peath is a potent peacemaker, and the hand of death was on  the old farmer. He lived to see his  daughter the happy bride of Claud*  Rolff, and the mistress of Rolff House;  ana then passed" peacefnil v away.  Claude had the venerable mansion ol  his fathers restored, and settled down  in it as a quiet country gentleman. Under tho subduing Influence of perfect  domestic happiness, all his ambitious  Ideas of fame as an artist faded away,  and he could dream of no happier existence than to be at the head of a well  ordered household, dispensing hospl  tallty,and charity with, a liberal hand.  The blessing the stranger priebt had  Invoked on Rolff House seemed to have  ���descended to abide ' there. Gradually  neatness artd order and beauty were restored to the surroundings; light ^ano  cheerfulness replaced mystery 'ano  gloom; and the noble old mansion _ crt  1 long lost Its'reputation as an abode ol  'hobgoblins and evil spirits.' The mlith  and, prattle of 'childhood's voice "again  were heard within its walls; and _ no  ���happier family couldr have been.found  In all Che land than that contained beneath the venerable roof of Rolff  House.b No fairer, wl&er ot more gr<v  clous matron than the,wife of Claude  Rolff ever ruled over a household with  the rod of love. Ago never, wune mom  gently to widowed dame than Jt did  to" Mrs Biuyn, and no kinder or'moro  indulgent grandmother ever shared tho  Joya and soriowa ot childhood. As for  old Carl Crum, lie alwajs remained attached to the household, and was always a,favoriteiwlth old and young���  especially the latter. And he never  was happier himbclf, or a gieater hero  in the eyes of wondcilng childhood  than when ho gatlieied a giuup of little ones around'him of an evening and  told anew the novpL* old legends stored  ^in his memory relating to the mvfateiy  Of 'Roll! House   i .  THE END,  STRUCK Til ROOT^  TF>'  ,     Count Guardabassi, the baritone, who  eailier.in life achieved no little leputa  tion as a portrait painter, once painted  a portrait of Leo 'XIII.    His Holiness  scrutinized, it carefully.    "The lip*  and  uheeks are too bloodless," he said    "You  'nust put a little more color into them'  Vfter his Holiness had depaited, Conn!  Guardabassi 'touche'd the Iip3 and cheeki  with rouger- SEheinc\t day the picture  was again inspected-by the Pope, who  expressing himself'a's" highly pleased with  it, gave 'the'young' artist*his  approbation in| writing. ,After the portrait had  -been removed fiom the Vatican the artist carefully wiped^off the rouge.    ,    '"  A Canadian���unrversity niari was tour-  ring In Scotland last summer.    One Sunday morning he put his little hammer in  his pocket (for^he is an amateur geolo-  ?*��ist), and, strolling out upon the,hills,  Jie, began to chip off such specimens of  ,100k as inteiested-hiinr   A native happened along as  the man  was  thus  engaged.'1   The" native  looked 'on  with r a  ijrown for a moment.   Then he said: "Sn,  ?da ye ken yer breakin' more than stones  there?",   "Breakin'"'the   Sabbath,   eh'"  said the .young Canadian "with a laugh,  '���and/"to1 appease the Scot, he put away  rthe hammer and walked orivvaid a~,httlo  way with;him.   A. tuin^-of the road ire-  - vealed the ruins of a castle.   "What cas-  'tle is that?" said the'stranger.'.^Thc Scot  frowned.-, "It's noo' the- day," ha said,  severely, "to be speirin' sic things." j"'"  -z. At a certain London��chmch the collec-  fcion"used to he made in nicely embroidered bags, but so inany old buttons and  'stale pieces"of chocolate being put in, it  was decided to try "plates" instead.   The  first Sunday, the usual number of coppers and three-penny pieces were put in,  ���but among them ft bright yellow shining  piece was,observable.   On Monday morning 'there' were more callers than usual  ���at the vestry, some of them with  the  ,>ame application     After a short interval another came with ,the same, "Oh, I  am so sorry, but^I put a sovereign into  the plate yesterday by mistake. ? Could  '[ have it, as I really cannot.afford it?"  .'fWhat?" said the vicar; "you are the  fifth that has been to see me this morning with the same application, but the  ihurch warden has just told me that the  jupposea sovereign is only a gilded sbill- "  mgi" *,' ��� --;'  Gregarious Reading o�� Poetry. ���  <-i _Andrew. Lang has lately been taking a  fall out of the Browning and othei poet  societies, as did Stedman long ago. In  in-article on "Poet and Public'," in the  London "Morning Post," the genial  Scotsman writes:  It may also be noted that many people who certainly read poetry seem to  feel timid, lonely ,and deserted, so that  they flock together into little mobs for  mutual protection, Wordsworth societies,  Irowning societies, reading societies of  111 kinds.   Now, I would as lief fish at  Loch Leven in a fishing competition���  men in boats shouting to each other and  breaking the silence round Queen Mary's  Island prison, whiskey going, every kind  of giogarious horror���us read poetry in a  society.    It is in solitude, "in a  nook  with a book," that poetiy is to he tasted  flufwe hear of a soficty for reading Mr  .\leredith among the Northumbrian rbi  era���one might as well read Euclid n*  society.  These studies demand lonely ��  plication.      A dozen  decent bodies  i.ici  to dig the meaning out of "In Memor-  (am" is a spectacle ��omic and mournful,  ��nd one' that would have consternated  the poet. -It takes a do7en men and women to understand him���and then they-  don't.  James &.twe]l Cured his 'Kid-  -/.Dbys by usiDg l odd's  '��� ' Kidney Pills  And   his . Lumbago   and ���Urinary"   -.  'a * Troubles Vanished Once and  b, -  ' For All-He Tells His Story. '    -   ���,'���  Campbellford/Ont.,   Oct. 5.;���(Spe- - J  cial).���That    Urinary   Troubles"1 andr�� 1'  Lumbago are the result of disorderedb*,j-  Kidneys has been proved by    James   \J  Atwell of this place.    He had   Lum-^ ,',T  bago and pains in the bladder, and,in   ���  passing his urine would hurt him   so*,  as'to almost cause tears to come  to  his''eyes. -i  He cured    his    Kidneys   by   using r.  Dodd's Kidney Pills and his    pains of ^  all kinds vanished. <*'   '  Speaking of   Ins    case, Mr. Atwell-,  savs: ,     ,     j  ���  "I think Dodd's Kidney Pills made*    v  a permanent cuie'in my case, but   I   ->r  will never" he without them    in    the'  - WM,i  house.    I had-Lumbago and Bladder   j\-  Trouble for years. I tried other medi.b*  cincs and a bandage piescribed by the' '.��  doctor, butrI could get no relief tiir"-^  I used'Dodd's Kidney Pills and   they,* r  cured mo" -   .       b Iffi^  If the disease is of the Kidneys or  from* the Kidneys, /Dodd's Kidney  Pills will cure it      V" '-   '       '-    '  A MERRY HEART'GOES^.ALLb rwm  THE DAY.���But one cannot have -.Ja . j 1mk\  merry heait if he has a pain, in -his'.! ^k��.  back or a cold with'a racking cough.' " $mt  To be merry'one must be well and free'U'-*|$||*  'from,aches and'pains.'v Dr. Thomas'b" "*��*����f  'Eclectric Oil will relieve all pain3,< b %m^  muscular or otherwise, and for -' the '- '"'<S||kj- i  speedy treatment of colds andicoughs -" ''^i^  it is a splendid medicine. 1   "- ''-,, &'g,'  ,^  Eqjoying Himself  4'1  V  m  *  i  REDUCES  2&SPBN-S2&  awuu namneitta wi" be Paid bY  .. ! j Z. "wwe"w Levei* Brothers  Limited, Toronto, to any person who  can prove that this soap contains  any form of adulteration whatsoever,  ot* contains any  injurious chemicals.  ���tab for tHae ���&cto&oa Bob* ai  William's table manners "weTe notori- *  ously bad���so bad that he was facetious-  lyt accused of spoiling the manners of a  pet coon chained in the back yard.^ !He  giipped his fork as though afinid it"was,  goin<? to get away fiom him, and hexU3ed/    ,p  it* like a hay-fork.   Repioaches and cn>    '4  treaties were in vain. .His  oig( suter'f^ /&*  pleading, "Please, William, don't Vat lika^;^;-  a pig," mnde no nupiession upon lrniyp, '     i1  ���  Onesday William and his bosom fi tend,*      f  a small neighbor, dined alono, unci Wil-      [{  liam was heard to say in a tojie of great  satisfaction as he planted 'both  elbows  on the table, "Say, Hany, they's m-body  here'but us.   Let's cat like ho^s fiid enjoy-, oui selves."���Catohiic    LoLviiatl    in  , ���'Lippmcott's." ,-  ~      1'  -,      r   , ���-  *      -    " t   ��� ���?,,      ,    ������ 1  Doctors Prescribe i  KOLATONIC;WJNE  ., Manufactured from Kola, Celery and ���-"  Pepsin, for weak and nervous people,' ^ Ifl  it is very invigorating, by its use-. it^���If'^|  enables the system to ward off fevers, y\:  bilious headaches and is the greatest,  appetite restorer known, it is also,a    ,'  positive cure for indigestion and dys-   ;,  pepsia? Sold all   over the Dominion./  Beware of imitations. Remember -ft-:y.  is only manufactured by The Hygieno  Kola Co.,  84 Church St., Sole'Proprietors. __  What a Prominent Druggist v says:  J   '        Toronto, Feb.  24.  1903.  <  Hygiene   Kola    Company,    Toronto,-  Ont./  ' Gentlemen���It afiords me ft    gteat  deal of pleasure to   certify    to    tho  merits of your Kola, Celery and Pepsin Tonic Wine.   I have tested it an4 ^. j|  can recommend it very highly to ���wy-^n'  one needing    a    first-class   tonic ani^b;  dyspepsia cure, and the Kola, Celery W;  and Pepsin used in the preparation of J^'^  it .are pure and   of    the ..very bestV rjs|f  quality, and altogether I believe you ">yf|r  have a preparation which only needs1   >&���  to be known to be appreciated. �� m  F. W. McLEAN, Chemist,       "    tomS  Queen and Church streets, Toronto. FWW'       v 'jm-  The Straw Hat Business. ' - ^1P?  The traveling salesman for the whole* (C." |�� ^  Bale hat houses slart out with strati* *'{'Uf' ]  hats for the next season before the last " ' ** -'  of the straw hats worn hereabouts hava  been put aside, the first to go star!  about the 1st of September. The straw  that season in the South opens oa*  (March 1; at some extreme points earl*  ler. Wholesale deliveries in the RoutS  begin in January, and thoa* are mostlj  completed by the middle of February  Tho active season in straw hat rnanu-  facturing runs from September to abou|  the middle of April ���New York Sun. /  #  Willie���Pa, you don't get chestnuti  until after there's a  frost,  do you ?  Pa���Except in the case of a farc��  comedy, my son Then the clrcs-tnutj  come first, and the frost afterward.���  Philadelphia Press.  ���      i  "Agatha," said her mother, "I don'i  like to "hear a daughter of mine tell  even- a conventional he. You know  you'can't bear Aunt Becky, and yel  when she came the other day you said,  'Auntie, how glad I am to see youl' "  "That wasn't a lie, mamma," answered  Agatha.    "That was  an  exclama*'  tion."'���Chicago Tribune.  ��  ���"I heard to-day that your son waj  an undertaker. I thought you told m<  he was a physician."  "Not at all."  *I don't like to contradict, but I'm  positive you did say so."  "You misunderstood me. I said In  followed the medical profession."���.  Philadelphia Press.  s  k  M  & �����  y  '<��� !  I ^  (  V       I  "aTLINC B.-C.,-' SATURDAY.! NOVEMBER 28,   i��  005.  The Atlin Claim.  Published' every   Saturday  tnornitic   br  1>jLm ATLIN Claim Puauwiiaa Co.  A.   0.   IIlMONVaLD.   E&ITOS,  PkomiKTOB.  Offiso of publication Pearl St., Atlin, H. C.  Advertliior. Rates : oll.OO per inch, each  iMertion. Readier notices, 25 cents a line.  ft��**l*l Contract Kates ou application.   ^,  Til* subscription prioe is *���> �� year P��y-  ��Mu in udvunce. .Su p iuar will !������ delivered  uulesv tbiu condition is complied w itti.  Saturday, Nov 29T11,   1903.  After strong agitation  by   both  the  Gold    Coinniujsioner  and  the  Board of Tiade, Dr. Young, though  not a 13.C . graduate, was 111 October last   appointed  lesident  physician for Atlin. "Dr'Froughtoii, the  only available  medical  man  here,  after receh ing a wire horn the Pre-  anier, attended to an urgent cah,e at  the hospital; it"was then understood  that an appointment would  follow  which   however  has    failed  to be  made    nor   has  there  been    any  further word on  the  matter.    This  week, Dr. Troughtoii refused to attend a inatei-.iitx.case.in the  hospital unless the government gave him  free legistration,  and  wires . were  ' forwarded to that effect which elicited no reply; the result being that a  'child was born  without a medical  man being present.    We can  only  repeat to-day what we said  editorially in our issue of September 27th  1902.���"We think that the government should   take   the   necessary  steps,  as    advanced  by  our  local  Board ol Trade,^ for   allowing   all  -duly qualified graduates,  both  of  Great Britain'and  her colonies to  practise in this province, andt that,  in outlying districts such as this, to  receive the Government, subsidy. "  We said then,  that  we hoped  the  authorities  would  not   wait  until  deaths should occur  through  want  of skilled assistance, Ve now  urge  upon the government theimperative  necessity for  immediate action on  their part to makelne appointment  and provide Atliu -with a  resident  physician.    We must again' 'reveu-  ir a nos moutons''   and support,the  Board of Trade, which from year to  year has  been  agitating  the  Am-'  xneudment of the ' Medical  Act,   so  that in outlying/districts   such as  ours,' all graduates of the  Colleges  of the United King Som and Canada |,  be allowed to practise their profession without going through the formality of passing  an  examination  in the Province.''  of Trade have taken the matter -up  and it will be fully discussed at the  next geuerat meeting,' to be held at  the Court House Dec. 10th.  Everyone is welcome to the regular Board meetings whether members or not. ��  Doctor Coming.  Prompt  Action*  Elected  of   Our  Member  Newly  The following telegnrm was received this week bv Mr. J. >A. Fra-  ser, and shows that our member  ha* lost no time in seeing that our  wants are looked after.  '  Victoria B. C.'24ih. Nov. 1903  To J. A. Froser.  Atlin B. C.  Physician leaves latter end of  week for Atlin.    "  H. IS. Young.  Atlin,' Nugget  and Grape  Rings  And;All Kinds o��yJewellery Manufactured- 6x1 the,Premisis.  jjSSF"    Why send ou.. when you'can get goocls as cheap here? ,,  Watches From ~$5 up.   Fine Line of Souv&nir Spoons*  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Watchmakers.  I THE    KOOTENAI  HOTEL:  COR.  A, R. McDonald, Proprietor.  First and Trainor Stkkkts.  ���*  This First Class Hotel lists been remodeled nnrl i-ef iii-nlsliod throughout      V  ���ud offers the best ncconmiatliition to Ti-unxiont'or I'driliauettt '  1        Clients.���Ainoric'Hii "net Kiii-ope-in pltui'.  Finest Winos, Liquors and Cigars.  Billiards'   and   Pool.  The Rise and Fall.'  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  21 th inst, are as follows :  THE   GOLD    HOUSE,  >     D'SOOVERY.B. c.   ���-.    '  .A STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL.   ,  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS A. CIGARS. ���  ,.     ,   ,    .  .   Mixed Drinks a Specialty- ,.  DINING  ROOM  SUPPLIED  WITH  THE  Ij'lCST  THE  MARKET   AFFORDS.  Vegetables Daily From our own Gat den.      <-  Breakfast, 6 to g, Lunch,--;2 to 2, Dinner," 6 to 8.  ___J 1 LL_  1 !l ^  Nov.  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  ro above  9     .  17  "17  17 .  16  18  13.above  '26     u   .  29  28    '  2S  30  *7    *  HOTEL VANCOUVER.  RqsselT  Hotel,  DIXON; BROTHERS,   Proprietors    '  )  '    Pool  ,&' Billiards,"/F^ee." -  y    '     ���> {     t  Freighting and Teaming:,   _   j* '     Horses and; Sleighs for Hire.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE BEST OF GOODS  '  Sam, . Johnstone, - Prop-  C. R. R. Co.  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAIIINGS'���  The following  Sailings  are  announced      for .   the^   month      of  Dceember   leaving   Skagway  at 6  p.m., or on arrival of the train':  Amur        December  10th.  >> .       ...    .25th.  For further information, apply or  write to    H. B.' Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  J.   H.: EICHARDSON,  ATLIN   4.  DISCOVERY.  "��������, 'b *���..  Full line; pfrClotWiig lust From-the East  T THE" LATEST; 'STYLES.'^ -   ?; *"'. r <\  Complete Stock of-Dry'Goods"  THE  SHOES-  LATEST   m    HATS,    BOOTS    AND  (GOLD    SEAL .GUM    BOOTsL  Our Goods are the Best, and "Our Prices the Lowest.  t  The Victoria Board of ^ Trade  strongly endorsed the project of  building a railway from the seaboard to Dawson'City.  Mr. Lugriu, in a lengthy speech  supporting the project, said, "It is  a matter of detail as to whether a  branch line or the main line should  extend to Cassiar or to Atlin".  Considering the great natural resources of this and the Cassiar  country we feel that it is a matter  of vital import to all concerned that  the line should be built via Atlin,  and every effort should be made by  our citizens to have such a line constructed,which would enable us to  reach Vaucouver.in fifty hours, the  distance only being 1000 miles.  She Cotincil of our local   Board  The Canadian Bank ftf Commerce.  -   ' CAPITAL    PAID   UP   $8,700,000.  - Reserve, $3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie, "f/ '-  San Francisco,  ���������"���'-     ���'    -  -   '- ' Portland,  ' '     Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points. ,  Gold Dust PciRCHAiSD���AssAv Office1 in Connection.  - '  D. ROSS, Manager.  LOGS FOR SALE.  THE underuitroed will offer for Sale by  Public Auction under authority of tho Land  Act R S. B. C. [Chnp. 113] and Amending  Acts, at the Court House, Atlin, B. C, ou  Thursday 10th. December 190S, at the hour of  10 o'clock a.m. One lot of Saw loss, Hbotit  1W In number, now lyins at Taku Landing-,  Atllntoo River.  Also slot of several hundred now bins on  tho shore of Taku Arm of Taplih Lake, near  Racine's old Mill.  liids n-ill be nccopted at a price por thousand, board nieafure, H. C. Loe-Senlo, for the  lotft scaled every twelve feet.  A deposit of $50 will l>e required from the  successful bidder as an evidonco of bona*  lid os, which shall be forfeited should he fail  to complete purchase, ilalauce of purchase  price to be payable as soon as loirs can be  scaled, The hichest or any bid not necessarily accepted. >  Further terms and particulars may be announced at time of sale.  J. A Fraser,  Government Agent.  Dated at A tilt-.. B.C.,  thin 10th day of November IflOS.  THE royal.nofiL,  E.  ROSSELLI,   Proprietor. ���  Cornet* Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B..C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN  CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  Hydraulic " Mining  inery,  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,    *<  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC   RIVETED    PIPE.'  Pumping  &   Hoisting  MaGfoinery*  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouvbe, B. C.  A. C Htrschfold, Agent, Atltki. B. C  Y  ��������..  j '' i ���  <-i,. ., '.- IL -A  ' r- i-.  :i." >.- ' i  ").'     '-''  HnUHlMBUIXlUUMnUBlUI  miBawmuMmumwMmiAuainMuimwm 1T V  v:".v" ' ���   <  &���#  '       '    "���' ' -      ' "   '���    ' '       ���"    !^  t  ���        (J  t   '  ���'bf  > W,  ���\  i  4  V  '   '.VTLIX', B. C , ^SATUJUBAY, NOVEMBKR 28,' 1903-'  - ���- j-�� A '*.     '    /'  THIS* .-ATLIN $J$~XpWQc<-;!0OMPA'N,Yv ��� LIMITED. ;  bDealersdn-IDry Goods, Groceries,''Clothing Underwear, Blankets-;- Boots '& Shoes, etc.  .''���'<"��-   �� ���       *     -    s     -    ! '-' AI so <GdlcT Seal Rubber, Goods.      ~ ' lv  f   '   -"   K'  r-'r'- '".  '  ,���   r   ' '   ,/ "      60  and   73 /per   cent   Powder,   Gaps: &   Fuse, ;etc~*  /        ; ';*,  �����>-,,;  11 you want a-Winter Outfit'we can give j on the beM_gobd7'sat CLOSE PRICES.        THE ATLIN IT.ADING'CO." Ltd/cWj the ���  -    LAHOEb'iy Stock in' the-/District, and are in a position to handle huge or small orders THE ATLIN TRADING CO. Ltd,'   is'"  ��.otiuollecl   by the amalgamated funis of A. S.'CROSS & CO. and N. C.    WHEELING & CO.; no matter what has been told you   to  tht contrary'A. S. Cross is PieMclent and Treasuier, and N. C, Wheeling, Secretaiy of ttlie Company, and are in a   posilion   to   deal  0 with their friend-, and customers even better thau when each were doing, busiiiesscsepaiately.    ��� D* n't let any person try to make 3rou believe "  that thc'A. T. Co, is controlled by any other tli-ri officers of the Company.   <*>���"'. '        , , ��� < * '"      " V  i- ' ( ' *        xi i.   '-.y. '*   ^   ,*��� nl fii-v  ctri '���>* ��� ,'������ ,-' b '��� i; i'. ���>���!   ���nr j1'''. -  ',' '    ,���  *���      .I'./ . !l>   f('.,i '   ^     l    ��  I    <-',f  P" I, .     . "  K        '/   .   '    Pi*     i   -     tJ-  .-'l     .-..-������     - ,' >,.,  -r-   ?.,* ' --<�����  A '.���        ^    li',l'        "  i* .*  ���' ?        '. '. '  *     i       "1  .1    >    -*1  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  . 'Phc Dawson "Mm has purchased  the plant, goodwill tindsubscription  list of the Dawson Mining Record  which   has now suspended publica-  'tion.  ,i- '  , A delegation has left Panama to  negotiate a new Canal Treaty/ with  rhe United States.        -v "'    *���  His Grace the Duke of Roxburgh  was married to Miss May Goelet  on the loth. inst. -    ���* >  Gambling "has once more been  closed down in Vancouver. ���*$ >   ���  Sir James Thomas Ritchie, the  new 'Lord Mayor .of London was  duly installed in office on "the -cth.  The procenion attracted immense  crowds.  Northern Lumber Go.  ,., Prices for the Season 1903.  Rough, up to 8 inches, $35/  ' do,      do   ,10    ���,,        40.  do        do    >t2      ,,        45.  "* Matched Lumber, $45. *   '  Surfaciiig,^$5.'oo per jooorfeet.  i'  NOTICES.  : NOTICE. -...s  . ��� 1  ,-   '  NOTICE is hereby fflren that sixty days  after date I intend to apply, to the^ Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for per-  ��� mission to purchase the following- described  tract of land.*- Commencing at a post marked E. A. R 's S B. corner post plnced on the  N. line of Poari Street, at., the S. W.-corner  of lot 8. Block 9, In tha town" of A"tIin"B. C.  thence westerly 110 fset. thence northerly 80  feet, thence easterly 110 feet, thence .southerly 80 feet, to point of commencement.  Containing- in all .21 of an   acre, nioro or.  less:    ' *        "  ,-      i Edward A. Robinson   ^^  Dated this 7th. day of November, ldcf.*"-  N'OTICB la hereby el\en that 80 dnyi after  date we intend to nppb' to the' Chief Com-  mitsioner of Lands and Works for permission to puachnse the follow incr, dosoribed  tract,of Land. > " ,   v  Cnnimeiirinitr nt Post nmrkod A. C. H. rand  T. W. S*s.' S. W. corner post ��� "plnced on  the Bast Line of I.alio Street 180 feet North  from the corner of Rant' Av'enun "and Lake  Street in the town of Atlin H. C. " ��� ' thence  in an Easterly diraction 110 feet, thence in a  Northerly direction to the South line of  Pearl Street ��� 120 feet moie or Ii��ss, thence  Id a Westerly direction 'to tlip corner of  Pearl and Lake Streets ��� 110 'feet moro or  leu, tlionco in it Southerly direotion follow -  ing-the line of Luke Street 120 feet more or  less to tho point of commencement.Contnin-  1ns 0.11 Acres more or lens. t  A. C. Hirschfeld  v* , Thos." W. Saremiln.  Dated at Atlin B. C. ('  ���i   ' <-OctT SI it. 1903.    ' "    -  E. S. WIIMnson, P.L.S.  .  .WILKINSON" &  ..     *"    1 * t r. 1  ,   Provincial Land   Surveyors  Hydraalic   Mine  Engineering   n  Wm. Brown, C.E.  'BROWN./ ��� ;  " Givil   Engineers*  Specialty  1 OOlee, Poorl   St.', near ThirJ St,. An.iv, B.C  DRINK THE BEST  ����NABOB    TEA."  i       .     ,     i , _    -��r ���  In Lead Packets ol '^-lO and i lb each.     " -        -. -'     - < �����.  ,~ ,      - . For Sale bv all First Class Grocertv  . .NOTICE.       * .  NOTICE is hereby g-iven that apjilfcation  v. ill be mude to the Legislative Assembly of  i tha Province of British Columbia, at i^s next  Ses>bion, for an Actto incorporate n* Com-  ,punj, to build, equip, maintain,and operata  a line of Railwn.v, of standard irauce; from a  point nt or near Kitimaut, or some other  suitable point on the Pacific Coast; thence  , northerly to Hnzelton; thence to a point at  ,or near Atlin Lake; thence northerly, to tho  Sixtieth [6jth], parallel of North Latitude;  with all powers incidental thereto. , ^  ,.-. > , 1��   G. MacdoncII, \  Solicitor for Applicants  Dated at Vancouver, B. C.     ,   * ,   "'-  this 2Sth day of October, A   D., 1903.  NOTICE is herehj elven thntnftertixtyda.vs  fiom dote i;ns mnnaeer for the Atlin Trnd-  'insrCompnuy, Limited, will make application to the Hon. The'Chief CommissiouVr'of  Lnudsand Works to purchase the followin*{-  descril>����l l��ml: viz Comnienciii^ ot n pr��.t  msrkidA. T/Coy's S.^'E. Corner, on the'  westsslde of-Lake Street, Atlin Townsite,  thence Norherly 'nlontf west-side of said  Street 60 -feet, thence Westerly 100 foot,  thence Southerly 80 feet, thouce Easterly 100  feet to point of commencement.  Dated nt Atlin, B.C.  this 9 th. day of October 1908.  A. S. Cross.     '  ' ''    " ,<���,'  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &,Co..'Wholesale Grocers, V-ancodvkr.-'B.C  THE GRAND HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH. - EVERYTHING  .  "���> CONDUCTED IN 'FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  \.      -.     -i  i" -  French , Restaurant In  Oonnmction.  David Hastie",  Proprietor.,,- -  Corner ,of - First .and -Discovery Streets.  &*.  THE WHITE PASS& YUKON,r6&TB;  "TBT  TEVENS '  Oragk Shot Rifle.  NOTICE ib heroby Riven thnt iixty diijs  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and works for permission to ptu-chusr the follow ing described  trncfof land: Commencing nt post marked  W. J. A'-. S. W." corner post placed * on the  East line of Lake Street 120 foot north from  the corner of Runt Avenue and Lake St. in  tho Town of Atln, B, 0. Thence In an Easterly dirnctioii 110 feot, thonce in a Northerly  direction 60 feet, the nee" in a Westeil*. direction 110 feet, thence in a Southerly direction  followiiifi- the line of Lake .Street 60 feet,  to point of commencement. Containing 0.16  acres more or lees. ' -   -    -    '  W. J. Anderson.  Dated at Atlin, B. C. Oct. 26th., 1003  _ (  A new rifle. 20-inch barrel.  Weight 4 pounds. C. B. cap's  and .22 short It. F. Has an  AUTOMATIC SAFETY - and  cannot be discharged accidentally.  Prlea Only $��.��Q    /  : If the-so riflca nro not carried in stock  | by your donler, send price and wo will  j si'iid it to you express prepaid.  Send stamp for catalog describing complete Hue and containing valuable information to shooters. . - '-  The J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co.  P. 0. Bsi CHIG0PEE FALLS, MASS.  NOTICE is heroby givon "that sixty dnN s  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchaso the follow iug- described  tract of laud.  v  Commencing-at postmarked H W. E. C's.  S. E. Corner post placed 120 feot from the  corner of Rant Avenue and Lake Street on  the north side, in the town of Atlin, B C.  and follow inc the lino of Runt Avenue towards tho Lake shore 110 feet moro or less,  thence following the lino'of Lake Street  northerb 120 feet, thence easterly 110 feet,  thence 120 feet southerly, more or less to  point of commencement. Containing- 0.33  acres more or less.  Dated at Atlin. B. C. Octobor flth, 190S.  H. W. E. Cnnnvaii.  No.SN.   B.  2'id cluss.  8 SO p. ro.i  10.-30   ���  11.40 a.m.  12*20  Pacific   and   Arctic   Railwnj   and Na-.igation Company,  b   British Columbia Yukon fRailway  Company.    '      J  'av-H^',_*-^��rlMsh,Ynl<pn   Halfway Company, >      .   ,  ���.    TIME TABLE, fsm  , C, "'   -r^- IN "EFFECT 'JANUARY 7 1901  Dally exoopt Simdny.  . ,     No.  ���i i�� ^' *.'  2.15  6.40  No.l   N. B  1st clnsb.  1 9. 80 a. m,  10.53).   ���-  11. 00 I  11.45       ���  12.15 |  12. 35 i p.m  2.10 ��� -  4. SO > ���  LV.  -   -      1    '   ���  SKAGUAY  WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  AR.  AR  1 k  ,  1'*  - ti  2.S. Bound  No. 4 S. Botm<  1st class. "  < 2nd class.  4. 30 p. m.  1 AR  4. IS a. m. :  3  05  ,3.00   �����  J. 10',,    .  2..W   ���,  ,,  1.00,,  1. 35 (  1  1.15 j p.m  ,,  12.20, p.Bj.  11.50  a.m  �� ,��  10. W   ���  9 SO    ���  LV  7.00-���  BENNETT'  CARIBOU        ,     ���  WHITE HORSE LV  - ' Passengers must be at'depots in time to have Baggage inspected and checlntl.    Ii- -  spectiou is stopped 30 minutes before leaving time of train. ''  150 pounds of baggage will be checked free with each full fare ticket and 71'eoasua  1   r' ,   .  with each half fure ticket.  bipb  J. G. CohXELL.  , Discovery.- - -   -.  OPEN DAY .AND NIGHT;  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  '   .    IN  CONNECTION.  Headquarters for Brook's stage.  Pellew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilman  Provincial Assayers-  ' The Vancouver Assay Office, Established ISOO."  W. WALLACE GRIME & Co.,  Agents.  Large or Small Samples forwarded for A��My  ���'i  i.' r-'     y ..  1.^  NOTICE is hereby given, that sixty days  from date I Intend to apply to tho Chiof  Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission to purchase the follow Ing described  property.  Commencing at Initial Post No.l at a  point on the Southerly Boundary of the Flora Bench Lease on tho north bank of Pino  Creok in the Atlin Mining District, and following the Southerly Boundary of tho Flora  Bonoli Lease North Easterly five hundred  feot, thence North Westerly three hundred  feat, theuce^South Westerly five hundred  feet, thenoe South Easterl-, three hundred  feot more or loss to point of commencement.  Contemning 8.44 acres more er less.  Dated at Atlin, B.C. October 20th. 190.V  O. T. Switfler.  DISCOVERY, B.^ C.  NEW DINING ROOM  NOW OPEN,  Furnishing   The  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  TRY'  Id:  'S  FOR  Ed. Sards, Propiietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  F. Shields & Eddy Durham.4  Now occupy their now quarters next  to the Bank of B. N. A.. First Street.  The bath reams are equally as good as found  in cltUi.   Private KntraMca far ladies.  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES,  FURNITURE-  HARDWARE  PAINTS & OILS  Atlin A Discovery/  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Go.  OF  CANADA  Capital    $1,000,000.  A. O. Hh-a��Meldj Agrat.  i' . -^      <    \  i.-;. Universality  of Religion,  ft  <b'  v&'  a. M. DAVIDSnV, Assistant Priosl,  Church of tho liulcoinci (P. E.), Now  York City.  As I pased by, 'n nil beheld your de-  ivotlona,/! found an altar with this In-  BCrlptlon, "To tho Unknown God " Whom,  therefore, ye lgnorantly, woishlp, htm declare I unto you.���Acts xvli., 23.  Nowhere do mankind forget their  origin, their nature, their- destiny.  Coming from God and sustained by  Him, the affections and thoughts of  men tend to God, their actions, their  deeds bespeak Him. ' ���  Religion, worship arc universal because there is implanted in the heart'  of universal humanity the thought that  there is a God and t'lat He is one, and  because the life in men received must  needs return to the source whence it  comes.  All mankind stand upon a common  ground ; they have a common relation  ������they have a common Father. They  arc created to a same definite end and  purpose, even such an end and purpose  < ,as are consonant with  the wondei ful,  ' glorious, perfect natuie of their divine  Creator.  ,' And  only "as   mankind   are  brought  face to face with their divine Cicator  ' and studied in connection with Htm  ido we apprehend "ttic nature of'man  aright and shall we oi do we find tc-  sults that are true and just and pleasing, and here true and just and pleasing -to the extent that man's idea and  thought and worship of God aic Hue  and just, in some dcgiec adequate to  .    the nature of the divine Being whom  - be adores. ,  Interiorly,  religions have    much   in  common.    It  is  in  their  exterior  as-  - pects that they are so diverse. For  instance, "the moral law"���the Ten  Commandments���was known to the  nations of the woila before it was pro-  - mulgated from Mount Sinai, but here  it was reiterated and made known as  a divine command and in its cntnety  and fullness.  So, too, among all nations there has  beeo'�� knowledge of the invisible God  and of the unity of God. And it is a  most interesting and instructive study  to go back as far as we can in the history of any nation 01 people and become acquainted with its cailic^t ideas  of religion, with its cat best ideas of  the one   Supreme  Being.  .While we find among all nations an  idea of the imisible God, we find also  an idea of God manifest, of God as a  ���Saviour, of God as a sensible object  of worslhip; but in time the true idea of  God being lost sight of, at least with  most. ,  / A common danger here pertains to  ell mankind, in that they may per\ert,  or depart from or fall short of the ttuc  knowledge of God. Mankind are wont  to form to themselves a god of their  own imagining; nor can they do otherwise.  God is in Himself. He is. He is  the One who is���the "I Am"���and as  &uch "no man ihath seen God at-any  time." But God manifests Himself,  end yet our conception of Ilim is according to the state in which we are.  ���God becomes and is to us what we are  capable of forming and causing Him  to be.  This knowledge of God is, indeed,  (dependent upon the character of the  truth coming to us from without,  teaching us of Him, but even these  very truths take shape and find expression according to the form and  Btate of our own mind and life, and  within these limits the image and likeness of God may be to us a'true o'ic.  An understanding of 'the life of God  in man leads to an understanding of  the divine Incantation���leads to the  knowledge of God in Christ Jesus. ' in  whom dwellcth all the fullness of tin*  Godhead bodily," and to a knowledge  of the incarnahon of divinity in finite  humnnity���in the whole human race.  Here is a deep and intricate study It  is in view of such a study, I am sure,  the Christian Church must feel _ and  know that it has knowledge and life to  present to the world superior to all  other knowledge of God that is .extant  in the world.  There is, there can be, but one divine  (Incarnation, but one divine Redeemer  and Saviour.  God is one. not many. His own  divine humanity is one not many.  Religion, worship, life must find un-  foldment, growth, fulfilment in God as  'He is revealed in Christ Jesus, the Redeemer and Saviour of the world, and  *hen*m His coming again in the body  of humanity���Hi* Church.  -It is here that we stand before great  and wondrous truths Not that the  Church nor any one has yet fathomed  the wondrous truths that herein lie  The Church stands confronted with  confessed mysteries. Shall these mysteries be revealed ? And if they be  revealed shall there not ensue a presence and power and blessing of God  GOVISKiMMJfiNT VS   OPPOSITION.      , -,...,..  ( t  Hemyneights  to take pail in   tlic bv-eleotion   Rugby  match,  Oelouei   28Ui,  best  two  oui  of'tlnec.  sfiall.come to p.'^s a universal ^brother  hood of mankm''���a universal Church  ���the Church catholic, t wherein , the  Lord alone is, worshipped and obeye'l.  Would this not bespeak **a change. S  wondrous change, in the life,of human  'ity and of the woild ?  It is the knowledge "and life of God  that changes the world of mankind foi  good. And gie.il and wonderful' and  glorious as is God, so likewise great  and wonderful* and glorious" arc the  changes which He effects in the lite  of the indrvicHirj,' of society," of the  Church and of the world.   '  Not loo great things can we look foi  at .the hands of Cod.-for He' "is able,  to  do1 exceeding abundantly  above all  that me ask or think"     -d-ir.en  An inside caiful of ������ travellers, was  toiling up one of ..the long hills in  County Wicklow, says Tit-Bits. -  The driver leaped clown from his  seat in front and walked by the side  of the horse. The poor beast toiled  'slowly'and" wearily, but'the six inside  were'too [busily engaged in conicrsa-  tiori to4 notice how slowly the'car.pro  gressed.  -  Presently the driver opened the door  at the rear of the car and slammed it  to- again.   The passengers started, but  thought the driver  was  only assuring  himself  that the  door    was    securely  ���ufosed.   "Again the ���fellow opened  the  door and slammed it to  again. "  The  'Travellers'  turned  around   angrily,   and  asked  why he disturbed them  in  that  ^manner.        >   *    ��� ���   -   < "  ~_  "Whist," , whispered -the fellow;  ."don't spake* so/loud���she'll overhear  us."  "Who is -she?" ,. \  "The mare.*'-Spake low," he continued, putting his hand over his nose  and mouth. ' "Shure,"T'm desavinl the  crayture? Every time she hears the  door slammin' that way she thinks one  of ye is gettin'jrlown to walk up the  hill, and that rises her sperrits."  The insiders took the hint.  Overfeeding Horses.  ���       i    ''   The following good advice from the  pen "of Dr. A. S. Alexander ^is well  worth attention by every owner of a  work horse.     Pic says :���  It is perfectly sate to assei t that  thousands of work horses are injured  by kindness. The owner thinks that  because his team *is hard worked, it  ought to be heavily fed, but he forgets  that it is not \\hat>a horse "cats, but  what he digests that ������counts. This is  especially the case in summer, when  there is much'field-work,to be done"  and little time in which to do, it      |,  The hoi se "hurnes ,home, hot and  weary, is given all he can "hog," ?nd  'goes out to *the water trough/^brferc  he fills up on water and goes on to  woik again First of all, his stomach  was not in a fit condition for-food re-,  ception. The fatigued, hot, sweaty  horse cannot digest food. He needs a  rest first and then a drink of water,  which passes through his stomach and  stays in the large intestines. If he  firsteats oats or corn and then drinks  water, the, food is largely washed out  by the water and passes to th*e small  and large intestines where such food is  not digested, but 'decomposes, giving  ' off gas and thus sets up more or less  disturbance and chs'.iess.  Under these c:rc.instances a horse  is not properly fed just because he has  been furnished with six quarts of oats  or from eight to thirteenj ears of corn  and all'the new hay he can gobble in  the shorfinterim' of the noon hour.  He  has  been  feci,   to  be  sure,   but  Anecdotal.  *!A secretary of a fire, insurane.�� jCom-  pany tells of'an old woman who called  <Dn an,agent to arrange for'insurance on  her house and furniture. .'/'We'haven't  had no insurance, for five'y'eais,", &be explained; "we hev'jes' been depenrlin' on  the Lord; butT'saya to my old inn, I  says, thefc-it's teriible risky, I says."  Anne, a Southern-beauty of four yeais,  had a decided, aversion to lief morning  bath. One evening hei nuise was telling  her of God's goodness and Ilia willingness to1 wash away-her sins', .when'she'.  suddenly set up a> lusty howl/.exclaim-  fng: "Oh,, don't-let Him wash*-fhem  away!. , Don't let nim "wash them I -TellJ  Him to pick them.offl'bv     *   .   *��� ���--.&���  -   . /" Canadian Butter for Japan.''*"  The dairy, division, .Ottawa, -teports  that as a direct result of<thc Canadian  exhibit at the Osaka* Exposition'three  new customeis nave recently been'seemed in Japan'ior the .butter made at  the Government: ceamciies in the west.  In this-connection it is encouraging to  find that the amount of butter exported  4o Japan by the 'dairy divisions is more  than three times, as great' this year as  during the corresponding period- last,  year. .. ,i   > w,  , ,, Pigs for the British Market.  'Sanders Spencer's article'on "Rear-  ing and Fattening Pigs,"in Ihe Journal  ,oi   the Board    oi     Agriculture,   says;  speaking of  Ameiican    supplies,  that  "the very serious .shortage ot,maizctof  the igoi harvest has been tided over  he has derived little benefit from  his   with comparative  case by the  use "of  / -    _ J All       _f      4.1. ���      1. am �� �� 4-      Afk ���*����� no      f *��� /-i tt-t **trl-i ani-        n��^l      ^ j-v      nii.imw  rfid      lini        4- l-> a      miv.  far  suronss-ing  that   which  is  or  has  been "known ���*"  And with I his presence of God   there  A big, gawky-looking fellow cam<  into the smoking compartment of on<  of the Pullman cars on the Knickerbocker j'ust as" the train was pulling  out, and, taking a cigar from his pocket, began to scratch the company's  matches (that will light only on the  box) onr the sole of his shoe. He tried  a half dozen without succeeding in  lighting one, but the incident created  a laugh.  "You can't light those matches on  anything but the box," ventured on��  of the men in the compartment.  "I always have" done it," answered  the big fellow, and he tried it aj("in on  the sole of his shoe.  "I'll bet you the dinner lor th<  crowd in the cafe car," said the firs!  speakei*f "that you \ can't light one oi  those matches on the sole of youi  shoe.".  "I'll take.the bet," was the hurried  answer.  Then he coolly rubbed some of th<  "stuff" from the box on the sole ol  one of. his shoes, and lighted a match,  and everybody got ready for the "firs!  call for the dining car."���Indianapolis  News.    '  food. All of the benefit comes from  the portion" of the food digested, and  that is very small when there is insufficient time first to masticate properly and then digest normally.  In the busy season the work horse  should have small amounts of concentrated, nutritious food, just such an  amount as he can masticate and digest.  Corn ads fuel to the heat of his body  and does not supply the strength and  vigor he most requires. That comes  from oats, and time is needed for its  mastication. .    *  Hay is unnecessary and actually injurious when fed at noon. It is not  digested while the horse is at work. It  does not remain in the stomach, u'ui,  like  water,   passes   through   into    the  wheat, and so successful has the mix  ture of maize and wheat proved foi pig  feeding, that probably many American  hog-raisers will continue the plan of  mixing the food for their pigs, since  the quality of the meat' is improved,  and the losses fiom broken legs in transit on the cars io the large/centres)  such as Chicago, are considerably less.  Indeed it is now fiankly admitted by  pig feeders*" in America that the low  price of wheat and the scarcity of maize  have proved to them a great' blessing  in disguise." One other stcp^thcy./will  have to take' ere their pork and bacOn  take a high plac on the English mat -  kct���they will have to" alter the form  and quality of their pigs. Fas-hion and  the desire to produce a very fat pig, or,  SUFFER.     i  Torture of Rheumatism  Relieved in Six Hours  .:    Cured  In One to  Three Days.  ' The acid poison that invades the joinU  In Rheumatism can be reached only  through the blood. South American  Rheumatic Cure neutralizes the acids,  dissolves and washes out all foreign  substances, and sends a current of rich,  red blood to the affected parts, bestowing  Instant, relief from the torturing pains.  Read what C. M. Mayheer, of Thomas-,  ���/ille, Ont, ha*- to say: "My joints ,wero  bo badly swoll ( i with Rheumatism that  I could hardly wa.K, or even feed myself., I have tried various-other remedies, but they did nie no good, and I  almost despaired of getting curbed. A  friend" advised ^ me to try The South  American Rheumatic Cure, and after  using only three bottles I was entirely  cured, and have never had a return" of  inc agonizing symptoms."  -'    Pain in Your Kidneys? ,  South Aineri an Kidney Cure purges -  Iheyktdneys of every impurity, and re-   ,  stores  them   to   health ��� speedily   and'  perfectly. ! No. 31  large intestines, where it lies inert or, in other words, a prue-wmiiiiig and  decomposing until a period of rest pro-, lard pig, have together simply r-uined  motes the normal ptoccss of digestion. I the majority of the pigs on the Atncri  a Tho stoiy is told of a Scotch pic.iulicr  who gave his people" long, sliong su'imoni  and,deliveiod,them in,a rcmniknUily deliberate manner. One Sunday'ho asked  a friend who was visiting him to occupy  hia'pulpit in the morning. "An' were  you satisfied" wi" my preaching?" asked  his friend,-as they walked home fiom tX��  kirk, "Wcel," said his host, slowly, "It  was a'falr discooiae,' Will'm,-a fair dii-  eoorscj but it pained me at the last to  see'the folk looking sae fresh'and wide"  ���twake... Lmistrust-'twasna sae~long noi  'sae^sound lis it should hae been."  Aim at the  Heart.  Let It foe Grip, Malaria  v, Fever or twhat not, always strike at the Heart  "   ,;- SL  '.ib "���<..- -!   ."'���  to  protect', it',   to   strengthen it*, to  cure it, and you-baffle- every .other  ailment.   ' -v <<- .-r-���'���*.������  ��.. i---..    . ,  Dr. Agfnew's Heart Cure  puts new'vigor into every heart, and  ninety-nine out "of- a  hundred need  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>  ways relieves in '30 minutes.  i MRS.,EzpA Dugraham, Temple, N.Bu  Canada, wutes :��� ".Have had heart trouble lira  years ; would have it as often an three; times* -  lyeek,* sometimes lasting," twenty-four hour*.  Was persuaded to give Dr. 'Agnew s Heart Onn  a trial, which I did, with the greatest result^. It  surely is a peerless remedy, and woul'd' adviio  any one who has heart trouble to*try *k."        <  *   H ^ " DK." AdNEWS OINTMENT.  He who would be' free from piles find sUa  eurpuons must use this cure, which routs theas  'out at once and for all time        '    ���   -  The safest, quickest cure, because compounded  on correct principles. Fiercest foe of itching  skin diseases.   Price, 33 cents. %A  Wife���You know, dear, you told m��>  to inv^t that moneyvso that I'd have  something   for. ac rainy  day.  Husbany     \ es.  "Wife���Well,' heie's ' the investment.  , Did you ever see a lovelier rainy-day  skirt in your.-life?���Philadelphia Press.  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sprains, sore  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  550 by the use of one bottle. W��rr  ranted the most wonderful Blemish  cure ever known.  On general principles it will pay to  cut in half the ration now being fed  to work horses, provided they are  given little time to masticate and digest'  their food. This will he found remedial where horses arc evidently doing  poorly, sweating too much, panting  when at work, or having a tendency to  diarrhoea. They will do better on  less food for the r-.ison that they digest  a greater proportion of its nutrients.  Altering Grade    Marks on Fruit  Packages.  The fruit division, Ottawa, says in reference to this matter :���Shippers who  still use the old system of marking  fruit "XXX," "XX" and "X," instead  of "No. I," No. 2," and "No. 3"  (which mean the same thing), should  always enclose the two lower grade  marks, "XX" and "X" in a circle, oval  or diamond, in order that dealers who  handle the packages may not have an  opportunity of injuring their reputation  by adding an "X" to "raise the grade."  This practice, though not common, has  come under the notice of the trade,  and is liable to cause trouble to the  original packer whose name is on the  packasre.  can continent for producing a side 'of  high-class bacon such as would reali/.e  the highest price on the English markets.' The change is sure to come, and  one 'of the levei.s ���wifl'bc the demand on  the  part of An.ci ican  consumers   for  such bacon as lh*y can eat, since the  well-to-do and middle classes have become as fond of mild-cured bacon and  hams as have the same and even lower  classes    in    this    country.    The  hog-  raisers  on  the other side    will'   very  readily alter their system as soon as it  becomes evident that there is piofit in  it.    Of course a few  of the moneyed  men and fanciers  may still  pcisist  in  breeding and exhibiting the laid hog,  and   there  may  still  be  found  judges  who  are interested   in,  and  who   will  continue to award  the  pii7cs  to,   the  obese animals, whose only excuse for  their existence is that they can    win  prizes and honors for their millionaire  owners.    But most  prolnbly    we  arc-  about  to  see  a  great   change    in   \.\v  type and character of the fat hog gen  erally produced io t'i" States."  Dyspepsia   and   Other  Stomach Disorders  ,   Endless Misery,,  Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets���  .nature's.wonderfuhremedy���speedily re-  ,lieve and "permanently cure Wind on  the Stomach, Sour Stomach, Belching  up of Foul Gases, Nausea, Vomiting,  Loss' of Appetite, Nervousness and  all symptoms of Dyspepsia and Indigestion cfclieve at once���cure positively.  Geo. S'lndenand, a prominent business  'man of Wetland, Ont,, says: "After suffering for over three years with a most  "distressing case of Dyspepsia, and trying innumerable remedies without ob-  ���taining any relief, my druggist persuaded  me fo try'a'b'oxf of Dr. Von Stan's Pine-  upple Tablets. I was soon entirely restored to health. I am certain they will  cute the disease, in any stage whatever."  Torturing Aches and Pains.  Rheumatism is caused by an add  poison in the blotd, and until it in eliminated and th; blood purified, the body  will continue to be racked by aches and  pains. The South American Rheumatic Cure neutralizes the acid. Cures  Rheumatism ia oae to three days to stay  cured. '        No. 82  i,  w  I  H\  ft'  Jf'  Wi  MS  s  ��  m ^���aw^'(!&':^M��IX��WW!��'��>��l,ffl/!  5.  ==SK  1 A FATAL ""'���������  BY, LAURA JEAN. LIBBEY  Author of" The Crime of Hallow-E'en," "The Flirtations of  ,a Beauty," " WiUful^Gaynell," "Little Leafy,"  " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc.  \  afforded him    not    on?   extravagant  OIIAfPJJER I.  Terrible  Vow).'  *0h, JiUot, *tls a fearful night; ithere'-J*  danger on the dogp; ' ,-  I'll come and 'pace tho dock iwirth thee,  -    this is no time to slectp."  "Go down I" tho sailor cries. "Go down!  this is no place for theo,'  The night is wild, .vert wilder far, tho  i (   fury of tho soa." ,__ ( ,  It is midnight on the ocean.'  The great silver moon breaks  through the white, fleecy clouds, flood  img the dark, rippling waves into a  shewn ot sparkling, silvery brightness.  A   land-bird    ilutteis aloft,   weury  with long flying; lost in a world whore  there  are no forests,   but    the   lull,  careening marts of the ships, and  no  ' foliage but  tho   drifts of spray;     it  cleaves awhile to tho smooth   spars,  till, urged, by some homeward yearning, it bears on in tho face of the wind  Blinking, then rising over tho   angry  waters, until its slronglh is gone, and  the bjuo waves gat hoi  tho poor flut-  terer to thou* cold, glassy bosom-'  Ulmont Ulvesford loans his arms on  the railing of tho dook, gazing down  into the deep, shimmering water, then  up at the clouds overhead. '���  "By this time the following week,",  he told himself, "bo should reach Boston," ��"  Bow little the handsome young heir  of the Ulvesford Sdvor Mines* knew,  as he watched the moon 'scudding in  the bluo dome above him, as lie stood  "there, not one care on his proud, noble I  [face, ere the sum should pierce the  clouds in yonder smiling heavens, the  whole course of his life would^y be ,  changed.  pulse grow. He laughed at the sweet  fancies of tho poets. Tbey had said.  "A Hfe wl'hont '��ve is never a   por-  feot  onp."  When he h*id asked Loralne Lorrim-  er to boenme his wire he had fulfilled  the dearest wish or his haughty, lady-  motber'a heart. One week more, then  ho could claim his biid-p.  A wonic. Ah! what might happen fn  that limi; volcanoes-have swallowed  peaceful villages; wind and fide destroyed great oil ten; whole nations in  the brief interval of a week have  oeen swept frcni the face of the onrth.  Already a shadow no larger ihan a  bird's wing had crossed his path, and  in the distance <he Joweilng storm  clouds would suddenly burst upon  his hapless head, bowing the seeds that  Would , end In the bitfeiost of tragedies       - "'  So intent> was Ulmont with his own  thoughts, ho hud not abservod an old  man and a young girl kneeling by his  yrVetB the shadows were <<hiok  ���Ida,  of  eet, in the mpst secluded poilion  the deck.  "To-morrow we shall-rcach, Bosilon,  Izetta," said the. old man, wistrully,  >layi*MJ his hands lightly on the gul's  ���dark cm is.       ,-< 'r  "Yes, grandfather," she answered,  Softly, "let Us liope^-n sunny America  We may forget the past."   ���  -  The old mnm shook bis head -with a  long, low sigh. i  ���'I fear not, rzetta," be replied; "the  world has been cruel to me child,  cruel to the bitter end. It is bardi for  one of mjy years, I^eHa, to commence  feathering up the fallen ends ot for-  fTfine smile on his face deepened as ho i tune that slipped through my heedless  thought of the great event wbioh was ! fingers in youth. I have lived my life  to happen on the day he ireached Bos- and dreamed my dreams, but, Izetta,  Item. - r       , I *-    you will n��vor know  how sweet    'a  The steamer had Jbeem due on the  Iday previous, butT owing to unaccountable delay, tthey would not reach  port until   late t'he following week.  ULmomt Ulvesford passes ^his twenty-first biithday, watching the- blue  waters and the bluer sky. . There were  few young men that could boast of a  more magnificent inheritance than  that to which the young heix had_succeeded. * , i t ������  ���- PTihe Ulvesfordsb were a proud,  baughty "race, <ane off the oldest and  noblest in Boston.           *���       j- ' -* ri  Glendon Ulvesford, the wealthy own  er of tihe Ulvesford Silver Mimes,, had  ( died two years before, and in Ithe last  words Ihe uttered he thanked God > a  eo-n >had,,been,born to hixa, 'to prolong  tihe good old name I'  Tihis son had been given them late  Id life; and upon him they had lavished all of then: wiorshipful love; ino  wish from his infancy up had (fever  "beeta denied him, and this very over-  Indulgence which never sought to'curb  the fire of his impetuous, willful I na-  timre, was the deep root���from which j  sprang all the keenest sorrows he "e^-' and I, .little one,  (perieoaced in his after life. Those  iwiho knew him best trembled for his  future and wondered how it would till  end. " i  He was finely proportioned, tall and  broad- shouldered, his'features wore  marked and fine, the white brow, over  which the dark-brow��i hair^waved.was  broad and intellectual, his hazel eyes  piercing and quick, and his well-cut  lip, unadorned by mustache, varying  with every changing feature of momentary emotion, gave by the peoui'iar  bend  in  which they rwere fasite'ned in  dream it was."  "Jjet us trust, dear grandfather,  that in America we may <yet retrieve  out fallen fortunes,*1 answered Mttoe  Soang girl, 'hopefully,.  "Hush I" cried the oild Iman, with a  quivering voice; "those were the words  your mother spoke ,2ong years ago."  ."poor, dear mother,",sighed Izetta,  gazing < up' at,the f great sorrowful  stars* that glittered in the blue dotme  abover her, as if in that far-off cloud-  land she conld-tvaaa tbo-fairv young  mother's face that"-had smiled upon  her under tha sunny skies of Italy.,  r.��'If she had only Ji.ved, grandfath-  fetr," gihe said, "our lives would have  been so different." -    ,  "My Natalie died of a  broken* heart,"  he nvurmuied, plaintively; "she   married against my will ���in vain I warned her; youth is blind and w ill not see.  When o-ar fortune wias wasted, and the  fever threatened Natalie,   you     were  bonn; in the midst of ali the fled, none  knew whither ���'twas said he died. The  shook killed my poor Natalie; we have  had a .hard   lot of it ever siiwe, jou  I have tried    to  be  ve,ry kind to you.    Heaven only knows  what a  comfort you have boem' to me f  Izetta, child," he said, as if stirred by  a studden impul&p, "sing me the song  Natalie loved so well.  I feel a slrange  Unurest; perhaps, 'twill soothe me."  ' 'Twas the sweetest melody even uttered by a   human voice fell upon the  startled ear of Ulmont Ulvesford,    a  voice that thrilled him to the     very  heart core, no could not tell wh��-, a  voice pathetic,    lo��",    and    wondrous  sweet, with only tho wild dashing   of  the waves for an accompaniment, or  Wjlispeiifflgs of the -wind I can near  Natalie's voice, ami in those fleecy  clouds I can see u white hand beckoning me. Are you there, Izetta,  cdiildf      I cannot f>ee  you."     ^  "Grandfather, oh^jfundfather," she  said, "are yon ill?  Speak to me?"  She saw a strange light gathering  In hi3 eyes, and bio iking over hia fuce.  The white lips moved, but no sound  Issued from them. Then the rovinig  eyes saw the figuie of .1 young,man  not far .from them, leaning against  the railing,   watching  them   intently.  By a great etfort, the old man j  raised his hand, an'd beckoned him to '  his side. ', , 1    '  -. There was somefhing in that pitiful  appeal TJlmomt Ulvesford could not  resist.  Loiijg and earnestly those strangely brilliant eyes scanned the " noble  j-oung race. One hand the old tman )  stretched out to him, and with the  other olasped the young girl to* his  breast.  Ulmont took the outstretched hand  with  a   firm, gentle  piessure,  "You,1 are nn Amriirunf" said the  ma man, speaking wifh difficulty. ','  Ulmont bowed u��i,enfc.  "Yoru have an honest and noble  face," ho etild huskily, "0110 I can  trubt."  'Aigaii) Ulmont bo^<-d over the wan,  thin hand that clung tenaciously, to  hia. l ���  ���'We are (strangers " continued the  old man, "but I have the (greatest  favor to aMc of you that man can  Igrant toman.'} ,  A puzzled look swept over Ulmont'a  fave. He scarcely knew whut an��  aw*er to, make Inin. ���  ~"You*are surely ill, sir,"   said  hejf  'gravely."*- "Allow  me to    call      the  ship's  phy-iclan   to your   aid."      ,  1  ^   The other-smile'd faintly.      1      ,  "No," be whispered, "1 shall soon be  beyond all help. My moments are  precious. 1 "could not die with' the  'thcwight that presses hard upon me  unspoken." ,, <���  _Again Ulmont in^i^lod upon calling  medical assistance, but Ihe wan hand  tightened its hold upun hib own.1 ,  ���'I have a ( strange presentiment,"  whispered the old man. "I shall never reach America. _A mist rises before me. Should anything befall me  ere we reach the port will you be a  brother to m��y child. I could not die  and "know she was uncared-for    and  Humor of the Hour.  ��� '  He was cerlulnly vexed ab&ut    the ���   whole matter. _    .     _ ,                 . .    ,                .  Since the death or hor grandfather, Ernie���I hear Maud is down at th*  Izetta had turned to him instinctively beach fishing for a rich husband.  for sympathy, a  world of unutterable Ida���Yes,   and   she   said  she   couh*  woe In the mute, dark eyes, raised to ,      ,           '            , ,            ,   ^ ,  his face.         ,       ��� have caught a nobleman, but he was  She was wholly adrift on the  world called home suddenly.                              f  ���without rudder or compass. ���   r - Ernie���That's Just like  fishing���the-  By  some  strange,  capricious      Im- ...           ,'    j         ,                  t,, ., A .  pulse, when Izetta-had timidly asked bl* one  always gets  away.���Philadet-,  him his'name, he_lmd answered      by phia' Record.  Igiving her his middle  name���Alderio  Roes.-     "-,',.                  '  A flush mantled his clear brow as  his Hps framed the name; overindulgence through ail his boyhood 'had  given somewhat of "a - dash1 of recklessness to his nature, yel this was  the first deception he had ever willfully lent himself'to.    ,  He quite regretted it the next mo-  mien t afterhe had spoken. 1 v\,  ' Ho could "hardly have told why" he  did it. Only 'heaven alone could have  foretold the, terrible consequence*  wihioh were to' acci tie - from that one  heedless act of foUy. '  'Ulmont thought it best to acquaint  Izetta at once with the plans he had  made in regard to her future.  (He know just where he should find  "her, sitting1'on a coil of rope in a'remote quarter, of the deck, her large  eyes with a far away look in them,  gazing out over the watei, her hands  clasped idly in her lap.   -  Ulmont's vexation and annoyance  partly vanished as he took a seat by  her side. <  "Izetta," he said kindly, "I have concluded it will bo bcol to leave you at  the next port, which we shall reach in  probably an hour 01 bo, while I go on  alone���'f    -       ,�� v.   * ',  0 ' (To be Continued.) >  Fisherman's Luck.  "\  m  repose, a   peculiar _tone of    scornful rlhe flapping    of    some  night- bird's  playfulness co every expression of Jug  countenance.  He knew the olito of the roiintry  1 would bo git^eipc] togethet to b d him  welcome; he smiled when he looked  down into the white, soothing water,  thinking of tho moment ho should  clasp protty Lotaine Lornmer's little  white hand in greefting, and watch the  flush sweep across that high-bred face  clear-cut as a cameo. On the \dO-y he  -reached Boston ho was to chumytho  peerless youmg heiress a"> his bride.  "There could bo no queslion as to  the suitabi'ity of the alliance; both  W<*ro of woalthy families, young and  handsome; they woie both very young,  bird's wiug of plaintive, _quivering  note.  "���Ere the first vtbiitinns of that  sweet, sad strain had died away, the  ioung heir seemed to inive commenced a mew life, ^nd thee bright aimless years of his pist��� a desert lying far behind him  The pale moon hioke through the  overhanging-clouds, and Ulmont leaned, breathlcsslv foiivard to gaze upon  the face of the singi'r.  She w.ts, of scaicely sixteen summers, &Ud the [dtM turned to waul  htm, bo wondrousfy jovclv in ils  rich, duj.ky beauty, thiillod his  heart as it had never Uuilled beforo,  a rare,   brilliant,    sp.uklhig, foreign  v**S?���^.  yet  it  was  much   better  for   Ulmont , ,      ----.-       ���-  Ulvesford, thought thoso who knew *"-<>e, framed in a mass of jetty cuiIs  !him, that he should marry young, for that fell Upon tho crimson cloak she  thov know thoro was a spark of ftc- 1 Jv��re in unconfmed luxuiiauce; eyes,  iklencss fn tho young min's nature, largo,daik and luminous, fnnged by  .which gave promise of grave results , ft���*���7*' s Lko" J^hosbeforo which  unless fhey ^ere timely dipped in tho   JJ* -*��'��� - -mo d,   em    heir    von  bud.  drous splendor.    A faco which ripens  U.M terai.bro.d  �� joar, l��l.bh   ��%> "'fc,^'"J^.fif" f"Xrm  ��,to ,*��� -BW^ty-Jj; ' t-^SVSHST Ufa*  man h<*art;  ow�� flitted across his mind.  There could bo no question of his  love for his pretty, golden- haired lor-  ai-"*?; ho was (rue to her in word,  deed and thought; still he often wondered if that ono eventful moment,  tivhon, influenced by some sweep, mysterious spell, ho had impulsively asked  Jyorainc to be his wife, were to bo lived over again w(ou!d he have done  otherwise?  'Ho smiled as he thought how differently tho poets express their dreams  of love, how it thrilled the heart, aye,  tho very soul, how the moments that  separated a lover from the ono beloved seemed the length of eternity.        ,  Ulmont I-pancd his handsimo head on  his whilo hands, gazing thoughtfully  down info tho white, foam- tipped  ,waves, thinking how strange it was  that ho had experienced none of this,  one week more and he should see America    and  Loraine,  yot   the  thought  shadows wheie they sat in its silvery  light.  ' 'Chore was a (fme corning in the  life of Ulmont uivc^foid when ho  ���would look back to that scene with  almost a curse on his lips; now ho  only saw its brightness, the rare, exquisite face in its gloiious beauty,  and the beautiful tycs gazing up into the haggai d ra( e of the old man at  Jher side with  wistful   tenderness.  "Did you like the song, grandfather?"  she  asked,  softly. ,  ,  His only answer was a   sigh     that  idiedi away in a   htful moan.  The young girl Jittle dreamed the  picture she made, fier bead resting on  the old man's shoulder, her long curls,  darker than a raven's plume, lying  against his snowy ncard.  "Izetfa," said the old man, solemn-  'ly, turning toward Iher with a look  She had novcr seen on his face before,  "I have had such sfrango fancies, such  strange   foi ebodings   to-night.  In   the  ���lone. ~~In thih belt about me . you  Will find,1 one" handled franca. 1W1II  Jou take them for hei? Will you  accept the trust?" -  There was a strange^ gurgling in  his throat, hut the fleeting, breath  vtifl clung to its moital Tenement.  'Ulmont   was 'bewildered. What  Should he say_''what should he do?  "Promise me," wailed the old mam;  erharply, in an agony of entreaty. 1'An-  ather moment,' and my life is spent.  Promise you will protect my child,  come what may, and you will gain a  dying man's eternal blessing. For the  love of heaven, speak quicklyl"  It^was ail so sudden Olmont scarcely realized what he did.  r  How could^he refuse to vital a   request, ''. with" those - Jontieatwig- -..eyei  burning into his very soul? He seemed  as if in' a   strange dream. ���     ���  "I promise," he answered, slowly.  "Swear itl" gasped the dying voice.  "You will protect Izetta, come what  may."   -    " ������    r- 1 "  "I Will protect Ij-etta. come what  may," repeated Ulmont steadily. "As  I deal by your child, so may Heaven  deal with mel" J     ,  ~  "God bles3 you! I shall hold the  trust a sacred one,'" whispered the  faint voice.  A smile of unutterable joy lit up  his wrinkled face.  "Bless youl" he muttered; then he  turned to the-young girl clinging  and sobbing her heart "out on his  breast. ' 1 '  "Izetta,"   he murmured,  "Izetta���"  That   beloved  name   was   the      last  Word Victor Rienzi.ever uttered. His  hands related their hold;'his, head fell  forward on his breast.  The steamer plowed heavily through  the dark, seething waters. The pale  moon looked pityitiglj down from the  misty clouds upon tho white," horrified face of Ulmont Ulvesford, and the  fair, young girl, who uttered, in piercing cries:  "Grandfather I oh, my grandfather,  'speak to me; do not leave toe all  alone. See, my heart is breaking!"  The bitter ones died away over the  dark, rippling water; the stiffening'  fingers and tho cold lips gave Ibaok  no answering caress, as was their  wont. It was all over. The sands  ,or the old man's life were run. He  was dead. And the While Cresson  bore eteadily on her way.     . 1  I     v        '     CHAPTER  ri,  lit A Question of Honor.  'All through thu long night and the  day that followed IJJmont pondered  long and earnestly over the stianga  predicament in which he found himself suddenly placed; ho fell annoyed  and perplexed.  Two days ago he  was as  free and  untramraelcd as <ho wind  that blew,  now,  the responsibility of this younig  gill's future was thiust suddenly up-       When Henry living was rehearsing for  on him. I his production of "JAiUot," he e*cpci leliced  Ho paced the deck to and fro, ask- much difficulty in lestiaining tae exub-  ing himself over and ovoi again what erance of the supers, who persisted 111 he-  he should do with  her. 1 ing  light-hearted,   even  in   Hades.    Sir  At first, he had thought of taking Henry is proveibially long-3ufrenng  Izetta directly home; then tho stern, about such-* matters, but- his ratience  haughliy Taco of his lady-mother rose finally gave out, and he thundeied*  up before him in bitter censure, as "Kindly remember that you are supposed  her keen eyes fell scathingly, coldly to be in tell, not picnicking at Hamp-  on the timid, shrinking orphan who stead heath."  had  been   thrust so unceremoniously'     R���_ot���.��� 't,,��� ,, ,   ,.  ,  vpon their care; then ho wondered ���R-Be.na'ora Blackburn and L.ndsay of  what loralne, his promised bride,' *j->entucky were once traveling together  would think of this affair. I -J,,10!1?11      the L Alleghany    Mountains.  That thought disturbed him above "BJa1ckb,urn ���nb lnt�� tue aiuokipg-'oom  all others; her calm, proud face rose ana returned m a few minutes locking no  up before him in wondering disap-1 J5l";h depressed that Lm-Uiy naked:  proval. What's the matter, Joe?"   'Why, l'\e  That quite convinced him It ?aid Blackburn, in heartbroken Icncs.  would be the most imprudent course J��st the better part of my Diggrge,"  bo could    possibly  pursue, taking ! 'Was it stolen  01  did you leavs it be-  Izotta home until ho had prepared tho hind?" "Worse than either���tha cork  way for her. ' canie out."  Dr. Rainsford had a habit at one  time of conditioning his actions wittt  the phrase "Deo volente," or "God  willing," or something of the sort  An old woman, the head of, an aristo~v  cratic family, invited him to dine.    '  "I shall be delighted to accept," h��  said, "if I am spared." ' j  Perhaps the woman thought shr  sniffed cant in the terminal phrase, fofc  she'said quickly, "Oh/ if jott're dead,  I promise not to expect you."���Christ-*-  ian Register.  Mrs. Greene���Now, tell me truly, d<r  you believe it is any benefit to punisk -  children? r 1  Mrs. Berch���Certainly.     You ean'f  imagine how much better I feel afte^  f  I've given Tom and Mabel    a    good  trouncing���������San  Fnncisco  Wasp.; s  When Hetty Green was brought t��   *  court on  complaint  of not  having t',  license for her dog Dewey, she said:    b  / "I've  got a  New  York  license fo* ^ r  the dog.   Ain't��� that enough?" ".  "No, you must have a <> Jersey   license."     ,     v-  "Must I?   Well,* it's mighty extravat  gant; but a*dog's worth mor'n a lawyer, anyhow; barks louder for you, an!  don't cost near so 'm,uch."���New YoriL  Times. ' '  ��       e  '   -  1"What do you  think of old Unctt  Peter dfevising all  his  money  for  th<   -  erection of a mausoleum over 'his re*   v  mains ?   'said the first needy relative. >  "Awful I" replied  the    second.  "It'l  just a wilful waste."  - "Huh !   I call it a wasteful will."-  Philadelphia  Press.  Explained���"Our    air     mattresses,*'  said the dealer,  "are all  filled  in  thl  months ol April, May and June.    Thar)  accounts for their remarkably resilient J  qualities."' t <  ."Is the air of those months bette*  than others ?",  "They  are  the  spring months,  yot  know."���Life.  ,<���/'  ftl  Moneybags���How did your banqu*4  go oft,  Banklurk ?     y��� x    ,     ,  Banklurk���Not as well as it vmight  you know. The toastmaster called on.     '  a gentleman who had lost an arm anti  a leg 'to   answer to the   toast   "Oui  -Absent Members."���The New   Yorken    v  , ' ������ 1   'J  The man who was so   cautious about  spending his money that he was alway(-  looking for the best of it���very mucS  the  best  of" it���called  the    waiter   t<L "  him. - ->.  "Waiter," he said, ."there's a-fly,i*    '  that beer."-   > "- " - *   �����       .��-V-  "III get anothei glass of it,-sir," wat    t  the prompt reply. "'  "All right,"  icturned the    petty fin.  "\  ancier, "But just  wait    until    I  dnnll  this."���-Chicago  Evening Post.  " ��   The,Friend���And so yon don't trust  your lawyer ? v      "     -3  The Farmer���No, sir.     He and the -  lawyer on the other side arc too awfulhj, -  polite.      Don't'call    each    other    n\  names at all.���Kansas City Indepcnd'"  ent   e .  ' lie���If you  loved -rne    you , wouldi  marry me while I am poor. t  She���You do me injustice.      I-iove  you too  much to  have your precious-^  health  risked by  my  cooking.      Waifc  until you can afford to keep servants.  ���New Yorker. ^Ll   v���  "^fesEt^r"  Slinks���Yes,   sir,   I   insist   rnat v alE   "  water used for drinking should be boiL-  ed at least half an hour. ���     '  Dinks���You are   a physician, I presume ?  Slinks���No, I am a coal dealer.���Chisago News.  X  \l  f'^k%  rAH Indiana woman who lost her  voice several years ago was struck by'  lightning recently, and the shock re*  stored her speech They say she hasn't  stoppec' falkmg yet.  "Her husband must have been glad.'*"  'Ts'pose so- 'Uut all the other men  are roast *g him good because he didn't  have any ghtning rods on his house.'*-  ���Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Singlctoit���Hello, Doubleday ! gYoo  twins look so much alike I never can  tell you apart. Who aie you, yourself  or your brother ?  Doubled y���Neither. I am my  brothel's brother.���Bos on Transcript-  The Husband���Do jou think, my  dear, that all this so-cailed culture,  these fads, these lectures and ethical  and philosophical movements of yours-  really do you any good ?  The Wife��� calculable good ! Why,  every day I h I appreciate more and  more fully what an insignificant creature man is I���Life.  k ���  They were sitting on the beach.  "Let us make love," he whispered*  "so that we may have something by  which to remember the seashore when  we are far away."  "Ah," she said, softly, "I -suppose  you'd call this a souvenir spoon."���.  Philadelphia Record.  Lever's Y-Z (Wiso Head) B isinfoctant Sot -  Powder is a'boon to any home.   It dinn,  fects and cleans at the simo time. % _J-*T1-J*-W  A-;  ���;  i  ' !  'i  (' \'  *."-*  ���"      <    I-  of' 1  ���.^"*  -��� *  'i .���'.  *��� -I, ,  ' v !  J... -  .-ATLIN     B. C,'. SATURDAY, ' NOVEMBER 28,     1903.  - PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  .11,       . '  Church ol Urig-land:'  ,".", St. Martin's Churob.'cbr. Thud uud Trnin-  ���    oratieoti.   Suiiiluy soruces, jMntius at 11 n.  '    ni1, l-,\oiisoii(f 7:30 p. m.   Cclebintion of Holy  ' Communion, 1st Smiil'iy in eitcli month iiml  ou S<>ufiul  iKfitskiMM.   SuikIiij   School, Sun-  ,   din  til   *   |>    in.     Committal!   Mcotui^h,   ls-t  Thru ���itn> In piu'Ii moiitli.   <   ,       r  ,      Hi"*..   I'    It. PtH|)llCIKOII,   ItuctOI*.  St Xmlum's l'i*o-.li*i ti'i mil Climuli liolil  sim \ iic- in the Chinch n" sSmoiul .Street.  MoriiiiiK vi'Mici' at II ���jm-iiIiik: mmw-'O 7:!10  Sumlm N-htiol nt llip < losn of the nioiiilnir  ici'iKr. Ki*s. C.'l'iirUinxtoii, .Mmmtci. Fiai*  Vltamlni-; Kuoin, to which all me nt-lranii1.  .    , The   Ladies    Auxilliaiy  of   .St.  7 Aiuhews Piesbvtc-iiau Church will  hold a sale ol woik on Dec. iolh.  Many articles suitable foi Christmas Gifts will be exposed for .sale. '  McDonald's   Groceiy     makes a  i specially of fresh,eggs (.and butter.  '   '- Eddy Dm ham   "The  Kid'-'   left  last Thinsdav for .Seattle.  i  '.Nothing is more appiechtedlhan  views of the country you live in,  A line collection always in stork  at '"Ihe Atlin Studio " ..  ' ,  The Atlin Dramatic and Musical  Society postponed Jast ^Friday's  dance which will be given on. Mon-  day next, at the Giand Hotel.  Ladies free. Gentlemen 50 cents.  V- New  line of Haidware at E  L.  Pillinan & Co's _   ',     '  'bike Gillespie   mushed  out''last  Thursday; he will spend the winter 1  in Montreal. , -. !  '    '"   ' -    >���  A Portrait would be more accept-1  able   at   home   than   a- Card   for j  Christinas     The Atlin Studio.       "j  W. J. Moffittis winteiingat Bog-  * nbr^ont.." he'sends gieelings to all  "his friends.  .Gie'at display' cY "'Crockery-ware,  Lamps and Christmas Supplias at  E. L.Pillnian & Co's.  ' Jack Perkinson will be lesponsi-  ble for any  paicels  lost and for all  1'damage to perishables from frost 011  freight confided to his care.  A full line of silverware, also  1847 Rogers table-waie at Jules  Eggert's.  The mail sei vice, so far is  most  f i  satisfactoiy and gets here on time.  >  Films and plates developed and  printed ��t reasonable rates at "The  Atlin .Studio".*- Enlarging, and  Copying also done.  ,  L. M. DeGex is wintering on the  coast.  For Airtight Heaters, Building  Paper, Steel Tiaps, Gunpowder and  Ammunition, you get the best value  at J. D. Durie's.  Notice of appeal to the full court  was given on the 25th. hist, in the  action oi Sabin v The Pine Creek  Power Co. and Blunck.  Skates and Hockey Sticks at C.  R, Bonnie's. '  Best display of Christinas������ and  New Year Gifts at E. L. Pillmau  & Go's."  The Turkey shoot at the Nugget  Hotel was well attended by local  sports; quite a number of birds  found their way to Atlin.  For Winter Underwear try E. L.  Pillmau & Co.  Gasoline Lamp for Sale at'C. <R.  $eurne's.  ���'���"-'   '-FREE' ' FREE!    '  '   �� ' -       i       ,' . ' ���  With every dollar cash muchase  a guess will be allowed ,as,.to the  number ol beans contained in a bottle at E. L. Pillinan & Co's stoie.  To the one guessing the nearest  to the number of beans will be  awarded* ��� A beautiful Dinnei  set of 44 pieces.��� To the next  nearest guess:���A Stciling Silvei  Dressing Case. ,  Atlin-Log"  Cabin.  ��EN  IRON  STORE,    FIRST 'STREET,  ���ARE  STILL   TO  THE   FRONT  IX  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots'.&', Shoes, Etc.  Tho   Line, of   FALL  and   WINTER   .GOODS   we   have   placed   In   Stock  this   week   are   certainly7" -EYE ��� OPENERS  Jack Pekkinson's Don 'Teams  make regulai trips Mondays and  Tbuisdays between Atlin and Log  Cabin. For freight and passengei  rates apply "Cj.aijm Ovvicu."  STE��  Single Barrel Outi  THE MOST POPULAR GUH MADE  This gun is fully up to the  Quality of our rifles, which for 38  ycais have been STANDARD.  It is made in 3 styles, and in 12,  16 and 20 gauge. Bored for Nitro  Powder and fully guaranteed.  No. IOO  No. 110-  No. I20  $9.00  12.03  15.OJ  Send stamp,for large catalogue illustrating  complete line, bumful of valuable information  to spoitsmen. t '  J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co.  P. 0. Box CHICOPEE FAILS, MASS.  THE  OF  Atlin, and. Alaska,  A   Spessl  H.   FAULKNER,  Atlin  Claim  Block.  PORTRAITS  Style.  per. doz  Midgets.  $5.oo    ���  C. D. V.     *  $7.5o  Cabinets,  $ 10,00  Larger sizes by. special anange-  ment.     * . '. '  Interiors and Extends.  For 1.plate, Vldoz. prints $ 5,00.  For 5   ��� ���    3 prints of each $10,00  Copying Enlaigi:;g by arrangement according to subject and number required.( ,  GRAND TURKEY SHOOT.  AT THE  BALMORAL HOTEL  CHRISTMAS DAY.  -ist. Prize-Turkey  2nd.    ���   -Chicken  3rd.    ���   -Tin of  Eastern Oysters.  Tust see 0  J  , And si  "ust see our shins and uiulerueai  socks at any pi ice a pan.  Oui nuts dtid gloves cannot be beat.  Our boots and shoesso Uiiuand neat  Cigais and cigaiettes to smoke,  Hnl see our pipes, oh ! my !  lf'once you getyoui e-> es on them ?  You cannot help but buy   .  AT, THE    IRON    STORE  THE- BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER  A Nil  MANUFACTURING; Co., -Limited.  HNGISLKRS, MACHINISTS, HI-ACKSMimS, & IKON FOUNDIiHS.  ��� {  Oiu iiA'ii*-.a Sab am Ijalmirv Ib.i ciiac Licni A. Pownii IfmiMbiinn to Mills, Mimjb.  '    \ , ���' , '  KlC. rL'LI. LlNC'OF  KNOINLKltb Sui'l'MCS it- l'"lT! IHOH ClItllinD JN SlOCK.  * "      f       ��      \        .    ,    ri    ,  .ELECTRIC    LIGHT * RATES" ��� Inslallntion.'.foiso per light.  '      '  ' 1. - 1  ��6 Candle Power intcakdeecent $3:50 per, month per liqht.  B ���   ^ ���' ���      r ���   'J   "���' $2:5Q^ ��� -  (vSpecial   Rates foi Aic Lights &%aige Incanclescent Lights.  Also  foi  Hotels & Public Buildings. }    ,  ���'���'���THE   GASH   MEAT   MARKET  7     ;CHRiS"-'DQ'CLKER,-   ���':  ��� ^ , '     First .Street,   Atlin.   , '   "' ���   ���-  -  ,j 1��� ' ���-    -    '    1 -  fKEEFNONE BUT PRIME^STOCK���LpWEST MARKET PRICES.  Wholesale   and RetsiB      <*,  <*  THE    WHITE  . PASS  ��� & \ YUKON  -   ROUTE:  Passenger and Expiess Seivice, Daily (except Sunday), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse aiid-Intei mediate  points, making close connections with our own sleamers at "\\ lute Horse  for-Dawson and Yukon points, and at Caribou for Atlm even Tuesday  and Friday; Returning, lea\e Atlin e\er.y*'Monda> and Thursday.   ���        1  Telegraph Service to Skagway.    Express  mallei   will   be leceived  for shipment to and from all poims in Canada and the United .State"!.  . For information relatne to Passengei, Fieigbl, Telegiaph oi  l-.xpiess  Rates apply to any Agent of the Companj or to  ���S?" ' Traffic Department, SKAGWAY.  \7yE  giv'e special   attention to Mail and Telegraphic Oiders.  AGENTS   FOR  Standard Oil Co.  Rose of Ellensbury Butter.  The Cudahy Packing Co.  Chase & Sanborn's Coffee.  Groceries, Frui't & Vegetables���Crockery,  Wholesale & Retail.  Skagway^ Alaska.  e  T A K U  ������ o  B.   C.  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS.      .  FIRST CLASS RESTA URANT. >  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   FISHING  &   SHOOTING.,  F. ;G,   Ash ton,   Proprietor  4  fS5\J  i"!i  V  i  %  y*'  f  m  m  $  0  m  4  m  If  m


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